Published DateFRANKLIN — "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" will be back on the air in central New Hampshire at a new home, WPNH-FM/100.1 "The Planet", starting January 21, announced Jeff Fisher, president of Northeast Communications Corporation Radio Group this week.
The popular, syndicated show is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and features Gregg "Free Beer" Daniels and Chris "Hot Wings" Michaels. It was a staple on WLKZ-FM/104.9 "The Hawk" before the blitz of recent radio station ownership brought on by the bankruptcy of New Jersey based Nassau Broadcasting. The station's new owner, Great Eastern Radio, jettisoned the program in favor of another called "The Morning Buzz".
"For almost 40 years, we at Northeast Communications Corporation have endeavored to give central New Hampshire listeners exactly what they want," said Fisher. "When we saw the tremendous reaction to the elimination of 'Free Beer & Hot Wings' from central New Hampshire we again saw an opportunity to give listeners exactly what they want on a station that is a perfect fit for the program. We're all very excited about this change."
100.1 'The Planet Proqram/Music Director and co-host of the current morning show, Annie Biello, said, "I am excited, we have worked with these guys in the past and clearly central New Hampshire has missed them on the local dial. During the holiday party season I was hearing a lot of 'you're in radio, you must know. . . where'd the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show go?
Biello said "The Planet" will continue to spin our Modern/Alternative Rock format with great local artists being featured and promoted!"
During Free Beer and Hot Wings broadcast earlier this week, Daniels said, "We're coming back to the Lakes Region. That is exciting for us. We had a conference call yesterday (with the folks at Northeast) and there were fist bumps all over. We're going to be back on in the area. We can't wait."
The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show begins at 5 a.m.