BINGHAMTON — Former 93Q (WNTQ) jock Matt Johnson — who went by the name “Jimmy Olsen” when he worked in Syracuse — has exited the radio business. Johnson was most-recently working for Townsquare Media CHR-formatted station Wild 104.
We spotted the exit in one of the national trades last week, but it’s thanks to this week’s edition of North East Radio Watch that we know the reason — Johnson’s wife accepted a new job in New York City. Scott Fybush reports Johnson isn’t looking to break into the market’s #1-ranked market. Instead, he’s hanging up his headphones after nearly 20 years in the biz, and heading back to school.
Through his “Jimmy Olsen” persona, Johnson graced the airwaves of 93Q from 1993 to 2006. Upon his departure from Syracuse, “Olsen” had been serving as the station’s midday host, assistant program director and music director.
From the CNYRadio.com Archives
Above, our Picture of the Week from June 20, 2003. The original caption:
93Q’s Jimmy Olsen is serenaded by Autumn Hawk at last weekend’s Balloonfest in Jamesville. Hawk sang a cover version of “Would I Lie to You.”
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