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POTW: Former WCIZ Staffers Gather in Memoriam (2012)

POTW: Former WCIZ Staffers Gather in Memoriam (2012)

WATERTOWN — Personalities who once hosted on WCIZ (when it used to be at 97.5FM) gathered earlier this month to say goodbye to a colleague whose life was cut short in a car accident.  ”Mega” Matt Brenon, 47, died on October 3 after police say his van went off the road and struck a tree in the Town of Montague.  Colleagues from Watertown, Syracuse and as far as New Jersey reminisced after attending services for Brenon.

Johnny Keegan from Tunes 92-5 sent the photo.  He reminds us of the old format, “before there was Froggy 97,  97-5 rocked!”  From left, here are the people in the photo — all information provided by Johnny:

  • Joe Munroe (who now works part-time for the current WCIZ, Z93)
  • Carl Craft (now PD at WRAT in New Jersey)
  • Ted from the Wake Up Crew (now Production Manager at Galaxy Communications in Syracuse)
  • Pam Butters (former co-host of the Wake-Up Crew)
  • Johnny Keegan (Music Director for Tunes 92-5 WBLH)

Brenon, who used the name “Mega Matt” on the air, hosted the Saturday Night House Party for many years.  Although it was an unfortunate circumstance for a reunion, we’re told everyone enjoyed having the chance to see each other again, catch up on things and recount tales of working at the “classic” WCIZ.

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