J. J. Wright

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J.J. Wright is an American disc jockey, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, who has been broadcasting in Boston, Massachusetts since 1973.[1] Starting on WRKO (680-AM), he went to briefly to WBOS (92.9), then KISS 108 when the station first went on the air in 1979, there he stayed for nearly 20 years.[2] After leaving KISS 108 in 1998,[3] he went to WROR (105.7) doing afternoons then shifting to nights in February 2000.[2][4] He used to broadcast the afternoon drive shift (2 PM- 7 PM) on WODS in Boston before being let go due to the change from oldies to a Top 40 format.[1] He also does imaging for other CBS stations in the Boston market.

Honors and awards[edit]

Wright was recognized at the 2000 Achievement in Radio Awards in Boston with the award for Best Evening Show.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simon, Clea (2003-10-23). "DJ marks 30 years on Boston Radio". Boston Globe. When J. J. Wright came to Boston as a DJ, he played Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Stevie Wonder. The year was 1973, and the Louisville, Ky., native had left his hometown to join WRKO-AM, which was then a Top 40 station. After 30 years, most of them spent at "Kiss" WXKS-FM (107.9) and WROR-FM (105.7), Wright settled into the afternoon drive slot last year at WODS-FM (103.3). 
  2. ^ a b Bickelhaupt, Susan; Maureen Dezell (1998-01-05). "Westwood man's big break on the small screen". Boston Globe. Do not adjust your dial if you hear a familiar voice on a different radio station. Yes, that's disc jockey JJ Wright, veteran jock at WXKS-FM, who's now doing fill-in shifts on WROR-FM (105.7). Wright, who has been in the Boston radio market since the early 1970s, was on WRKO-AM (when it played Top 40 tunes) before joining WXKS in 1979. 
  3. ^ Bickelhaupt, Susan (1998-01-08). "Ringing in the new year with new DJ voices". Boston Globe. WXKS-FM (107.9) has announced a new lineup, in light of the recent departure of midday jock J.J. Wright. (The station did not renew his contract, but did waive the non-compete clause in his contract, so that Wright, who had been at WXKS for 18 years, is free to work at other Boston stations. He has been doing fill-in work at WROR-FM (105.7). 
  4. ^ "Veteran Boston Lineup Rocks 105.7 WROR; New Week Day Lineup Unveiled" (Press release). PR Newswire. 2000-02-07. 
  5. ^ Simon, Clea (2000-11-09). "Big players scoop up awards". Boston Globe. WROR, which was named station of the year, also picked up top prizes for morning show (with Loren and Wally), evening show (with JJ Wright), and best jingle. 

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