MEMPHIS, Tenn. – 1070 WDIA of iHeartMedia Memphis announced a new program, “The Stan Bell Morning Show”.
Featuring popular on-air personality Stan Bell, the morning show will air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to a statement from iHeartMedia.
WDIA is the first American radio station programmed for the black community.
“The Stan Bell Morning Show” will feature a variety of entertaining segments, including “Daily Motivation,” “Stan’s Special People Spotlight” and “Heart and Soul Roll-Call,” according to the release.
“Stan’s hit record is no mystery,” said Sue Purnell, senior vice president of programming for iHeartMedia Memphis. “It is his love for the community that is the cornerstone of WDIA’s legacy. We couldn’t be more excited for this new journey.
Market President Kevin Klein echoed the same sentiments: “I couldn’t be happier to have Stan Bell as our new morning host for WDIA. We are fortunate to have incredible talent like Stan Bell, who not only understands history, but also understands the important voice that WDIA provides to the black community in Memphis. I am excited about the future of WDIA and look forward to seeing Stan’s continued success.
Bell joins 1070 WDIA from iHeartMedia Memphis sister station V101, where he has been an on-air personality for more than 30 years.
Bell will continue its afternoon broadcast on V101, while supporting the morning commute at 1070 WDIA.
He began his career in Memphis and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from UT-Martin and Union University, respectively.
“It’s like a homecoming, in a way, for me,” Bell said. “I was ‘bitten by the broadcast bug’ at sixteen and was a high school reporter for 1070 WDIA. Every high school in Memphis sent two students to tape their stories for the radio station on Saturdays, and now the rest is history. So here I am, coming full circle in 2022. It is an honor and a privilege to carry on WDIA’s legacy as a morning host.
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