Tracy Cloherty Named PD For K-Rock/New York

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Tracy Cloherty Named PD For K-Rock/New York
June 22, 2007

Almost exactly a month after the station flipped from Free FM back to Rock, WXRK (K-Rock)/New York has a new PD. CBS Radio VP/GM Tom Chiusano announced today that Tracy Cloherty would be joining K-Rock as its PD.

Cloherty joins K-Rock from crosstown Emmis Rhythmic Top 40 station WQHT (Hot 97). The appointment is effective as of Tuesday, June 26. She spent nearly two decades with Hot 97, holding every programming title along the way and becoming VP of Programming for Emmis/New York in 2001.

"A lot of really good programmers very much wanted the chance to program ‘The Rock of New York’ and help us re-establish ourselves as one of the most influential radio stations in the market," said Chiusano. "Tracy clearly stood out from the rest of the field. Not only is her track record impeccable, her enthusiasm is beyond compare. I can’t wait for her to get started. I know she will build a winning team leading us to a long and successful run."

"Programming K-Rock is something I’ve wanted to do for more than 10 years," says Cloherty. "And I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help create what will once again be a great rock station. They are already off to a fast start with Opie and Anthony in the morning and a killer arrangement of music. Incorporating other talented personalities into the lineup will get us to the next level of success."
Don't know anything about her, but hopefully she isn't a cunt.
 

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her job can't be that hard, O&A 6-9. the same pearl jam, metallica, alice in chains, and soundgarden songs we've been hearing for the last 15 years on repeat for the rest of the time.

terrestrial radio STINKS!
 

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Great...the PD for the hippity hop station is coming to K-Rock.

There goes the neighborhood. :rolleyes:
 
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How hard is it to program the same 200 songs over and over again....hey maybe she will only play Welcome to the Jungle 2 times an hour instead of 3.
 

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How hard is it to program the same 200 songs over and over again....hey maybe she will only play Welcome to the Jungle 2 times an hour instead of 3.
200? your giving them too much credit. It's more like 50.

i understand new rock music isn't all that great, but Soundgarden does have more in their catalog than Black Hole Sun and Rusted Cage
 

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one good thing she let Miss Jones kept her job after the Tsunami song. so she can handle controversy

the down side, is the rest of the people who worked on the show got shit canned.

O&A should be happy, the rest of the crew should start posting their resumes on monster.
 

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It's fuckin K-Rock, not K-Rap. I bet she knows nothing about rock music. All she's gonna play is Cypress Hill and that song Puff Daddy did for the Godzilla souhdtrack.
It's about time they got someone though. Now they can finally hire DJ's.
 

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Ruh roh. There was a station in Seattle, 100.7 The Buzz, a guy-oriented talk station, that had a female PD. She was a total C-U-Next-Tuesday, she even sued the station for hostile work environment over comments made on one of the other shows. I hope this doesn't work out the same way.

Its now a country station.
 

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Tracy Cloherty


Tracy Cloherty, VP of Programming for Emmis New York, has earned her way to be one of the most powerful women in the music industry.

Born and raised in Brooklyn she attended Kingsborough Community College in the 1980's working at WKRB, Tracy started her professional career at Hot 97 in 1988 as an intern in the promotions department.

At the time she was attending New York University with a major in Communications. After college, she then worked her way up the programming ranks being named Research Director/Programming Assistant in 1990.

Three years later she became the Music Director, and then the Assistant Program Director in 1995. As of 1998, Tracy was promoted to the position of Program Director at Hot 97. Then in October of 2001, she was promoted to Vice President of WQHT, WRKS, and WQCD while still retaining the daily programming responsibilities for the #1 rated radio station in the New York tri-state area.

During her tenure at Hot 97 the station has been number #1, in the target demo 18-34 for 32 out of 35 ratings books. Tracy has always had a devout love for music, and it was this passion that not only brought her into the business but that has kept her here for so many years.

According to Judy Ellis, the former Senior Vice President & Market Manager of Emmis New York, "Tracy is one of the most successful programmers in the country." After a successful 15 years, radio will be losing one of their greatest; Tracy will be retiring from Hot 97.

Unable to ignore her passion for music she will continue to consult for the #1 hip hop station, but she will also be exploring other opportunities as well.

Ms. Cloherty is starting a new venture exploring television. She has partnered up with Oscar nominated Queen Latifah to launch a new television show that is expected to be picked up by a major network. Thus far things are looking great and Tracy's new career path looks like it will lead to great places. From radio to television Tracy will continue to be a powerful force in the world of media, as she has been for over a decade

TRACY STAYS: Tracy Cloherty, vice president of programming for Emmis, which runs WQHT (97.1 FM), WRKS (98.7 FM) and WQCD (101.9 FM), has pulled her foot back in the door.

Cloherty had announced last fall she would be leaving this month to work on a television project with Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah, but on Friday it was announced she will stay.

"Emmis is allowing me the flexibility to do both," says Cloherty, who started at WQHT in 1988 as a promotion intern.

"We looked around the country and we couldn't find anyone who could do the job better," said Barry Mayo, Emmis senior vice president. "Believe me, no one is happier about this than I am."

Among the decisions Cloherty will now rejoin is naming a permanent morning show at WQHT, where DJ Sway, Rich Nice, Miss Info and the crew have held it down since Star departed last spring.

The Sway crew's ratings initially went down, but have lately been going back up.

"They're doing a pretty good job right now," says Mayo, adding that he and Cloherty will sit down soon "to look at the whole year."
 

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It's fuckin K-Rock, not K-Rap. I bet she knows nothing about rock music. All she's gonna play is Cypress Hill and that song Puff Daddy did for the Godzilla souhdtrack.
It's about time they got someone though. Now they can finally hire DJ's.
she's the PD not the DJ
 
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200? your giving them too much credit. It's more like 50.

i understand new rock music isn't all that great, but Soundgarden does have more in their catalog than Black Hole Sun and Rusted Cage
new rock doesn't suck. not by a long shot. you either are not exposed to the good rock or your taste never evolved after a certain point.
 

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new rock doesn't suck. not by a long shot. you either are not exposed to the good rock or your taste never evolved after a certain point.
I remember Ron and Fez having this discussion a few days ago. Something about you're music mind is pretty much closed after you hit 25. So that's why you favor the stuff you grew up with and will still listen to it over and over again.

To be open to new music takes a little effort, and I think it helps if you've got someone in your life to expose you to the new stuff, like your chick, a good friend, or even your kid (I've got a 16 year old).

There's always going to be some people that are going to stay stuck in the past, but may like the new stuff from old bands, i.e. Jimmy with Ozzy.
 

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New rock really does suck though, for the most part. And I don't think I'm living in the past because I used to like grunge but now I hate it. There's a bunch of good songs here and there from all different eras and all different styles of music, but just much less in terms of newer rock.
 

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New rock really does suck though, for the most part. And I don't think I'm living in the past because I used to like grunge but now I hate it. There's a bunch of good songs here and there from all different eras and all different styles of music, but just much less in terms of newer rock.
I'm with you, I can't stand modern music. There's no talent anymore, there's no creativity, it sucks.
 
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Great. A hole for a PD.

This will be her first memo to O&A:

Oh boys! Be nice! Tee hee hee
 

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"Programming K-Rock is something I’ve wanted to do for more than 10 years," says Cloherty. "And I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help create what will once again be a great rock station. They are already off to a fast start with Opie and Anthony in the morning and a killer arrangement of music. Incorporating other talented personalities into the lineup will get us to the next level of success."

Well they still have ron and fez under contract, don't they?
 

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Fuck, I was hoping for a guy with a girl name in this case.
 
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She's fucking kidding, right? Or is "killer arrangement" the buzz word for "heavy rotation of the same shit"?
Yeah, but rule one is never shit on what your new company is doing before you put anything in your desk. I don't listen to K-Rock so I could care less about the music they play, that being said, there IS good music still being made you just have to be open to it.