August 6, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact John Morrison, 978-343-3766 K-Zone Media Group completes purchase of WPKZ Radio Fitchburg-Leominster FITCHBURG, MA – The previously announced sale of the operating assets and broadcast licenses associated with WPKZ Radio AM 1280 and ...Read More »
LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY SHERMAN WHITMAN IS NEWEST ADDITION TO WPKZ RADIOFeed Subscription
Fitchburg, MA – WPKZ AM 1280 and 105.3 FM ‘The K-Zone’ announced long-time Worcester and Boston radio news and sports personality Sherman Whitman has joined the station as co-host and sports anchor for the K-Zone Morning Kommute with Travis Condon effective Monday April 4th.
Mr. Whitman, a resident of Fitchburg, spent the last 5 years with WCRN AM 830 and the past two years as the play by play voice of Worcester Bravehearts. Prior to his time at WCRN, Sherman was part of the news and broadcast programming at WTAG in Paxton. Mass.; and WBCN and WKLB in Boston. Sherman will be responsible for bringing his experience and insight to the sports and local news reporting to the WPKZ morning show, and adding his voice and experience to the broadcast of local high school sports and the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs.
K-Zone Sales Manager and radio veteran, Howie Kahn, on the news, “I’ve known Sherman for 15 years, he is one of the most trusted and respected radio voices in Worcester County, his addition will certainly strengthen our presence in the region.”
Comments K-Zone Morning Show Producer and Lead Host, Travis Condon on his new morning show partner, “Sherman brings a lot of broadcast experience to the table. I’m excited to be able to share mornings with a great broadcaster who has his finger on the pulse of the local community. I believe Sherman will continue to enhance what we are working to accomplish every morning, delivering the listeners with quality, informative, and entertaining local programming.”
On a favorite sports moment, Sherman pointed to his 2002 coverage of the Jesse Burkett League Little League All-Stars’ appearance in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, and the ensuing parade in Worcester for the local stars. “It was a wonderful experience highlighted by the win over the team from New York, and really brought Worcester together.”
K-Zone Media Owner John Morrison, commenting on the additional of Mr. Whitman, “Sherman’s love for the local story and sports makes him an ideal fit for our vision of the station as the voice for North County news and sports with a strong focus on our terrific communities. WPKZ and its predecessor WEIM have a seven decade history of serving the region, as evidenced by the regular guests and live local interviews featured on our live news and talk programs. And our over 400 annual broadcast events speaks for itself and reflects our listeners love for our local and professional sports teams. “
WPKZ radio a Fitchburg, Mass licensed Class B radio station, features local news and talk in the morning, local broadcasts of Leominster High School Blue Devil football, play-by-play broadcasts of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, and BC Eagles football and a full complement of some of the most listened to talk and sports shows including the Dan Patrick Show and the Howie Carr show.