WAMO’s new GM makes sure music fits community

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WORKING TOGETHER—Orlana Darkins-Drewery and Gary Gunter vow a continued commitment from WAMO to the community.

 

Giving the listeners of Pittsburgh’s only urban station what they want and a commitment to the African-American community are just a few of the things new WAMO100 General Manager Gary Gunter discussed at an editorial meeting with the New Pittsburgh Courier on April 26.
“This is an opportunity to lead a great station and be a part of a great heritage property like WAMO…I’m a radio man. I bleed radio, wake up radio, radio 24/7. It’s in my blood and it’s what I do,” said Gunter. “The old WAMO was great and did great things,” said Gunter. “But at the same time I want to make sure the format, and the music, and the program is true to urban.”
Gunter became the new general manager of WAMO in April after former General Manager Laura Varner Norman was relieved of her duties in March, after being with the station since its return to the airwaves in 2011. It is unknown why Norman was let go. Tim Martz, of Martz Communications Group, WAMO’s owner, was contacted numerous times for comment, but failed to respond.

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