After several long months of searching, Radio One Baltimore’s Operations Manager Al Payne has named a new Music Director Of WERQ-FM, better known as 92Q. Congratulations to Talya Johnson. Talya comes back to radio from Living Social. Prior to that, however, Talya spent many years working in the music and programming department at WPGC 95.5. She worked directly for Radio One’s Sr. VP of Programming Content Jay Stevens prior to his departure from there, as well as for other outstanding programming executives like Skip Dillard. She has maintained great relationships with many artists and labels while she has been away from day-to-day programming. She’s also a graduate of Drexel University and has tapped into television too, spending time with FOX 5 DC and Viacom (MTV/TV Land/Nick @ Nite). In 2008, Talya was named one of Edison Media Research’s “Top 30 under 30” nationwide.
Operations Manager of Radio One Baltimore Al Payne had this to say about Talya:
“Our next Music Director had to be the exact “fit” for our brand as well as reflect the station and the Baltimore hip hop lifestyle. I’m excited when I think of our future with Talya.”
On behalf of the 92Q family, welcome aboard Talya!