Joe Wade Formicola becomes Program Director at WRAL-FM in Raleigh, North Carolina 


December 17, 1999
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Joe Wade Formicola becomes Program Director at WRAL-FM in Raleigh, North Carolina 

Raleigh, NC –Ardie Gregory, Vice President and General Manager WRAL-FM and North Carolina News Network, Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) has hired Joe Wade Formicola to be the Program Director for MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM.

Formicola is no stranger to radio. His professional experiences include on-air, as well as, programming and operations. Formicola was Operations Manager and Program Director at WWBR/Detroit, Morning announcer at WYCD and WWWW/Detroit, Operations Manager of WKIX/Raleigh and Program Director of KENR/Houston and WFDF/Flint, MI. While doing mornings at WWWW in Detroit, he won the Country Music Association’s Award for “MAJOR MARKET DJ OF THE YEAR”. He also has won Billboard Magazine’s “DJ OF THE YEAR”, twice in his radio career and has been honored by the Governors of North Carolina and Michigan for outstanding work in the field of broadcasting.

Although Formicola is a native Detroiter, he is excited to get back to Raleigh. Gregory says she feels she has found, “just the right person to guide WRAL-FM’s programming department; someone to bring a new focus, creativity, and excitement to the overall station sound and to the morning show.”

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL-Digital, WRAL-FM, Microspace, the North Carolina News Network, DTV Plus, Wolfpack Sports Marketing, and Capitol Sports Management in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WFVT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and the Durham Bulls Baseball Club in Durham, NC; and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club in Myrtle Beach, SC; Capitol Broadcasting Company also founded Local TV on Satellite in Raleigh, NC.

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