Charese Fruge Named Urban One Top 40 Format Captain; Takes PD Posts At KROI And WNOW

Programming veteran CHARESE FRUGE has been named URBAN ONE Top 40 Format Captain and will also handle PD duties for Top 40s KROI/HOUSTON and WNOW/INDIANAPOLIS.

CHARESE is already on duty and will be based out of WNOW, but will make frequent trips into H-TOWN.

CHARESE says, “I’m very excited to be a part of the RADIO ONE FAMILY and to work with such great brands. The leadership and talent in this company is inspiring and I am so thrilled to be working with DJ RIDDLER again in both markets. Programming in HOUSTON again is bittersweet and PETYTON MANNING won a SUPER BOWL for INDY, a fantastic reminder that every day is game day in this business.”

Also, KROI MD DJ RIDDLER has added APD stripes for both KROI and WNOW.   “CHARESE and I are re-united as we both worked together previously at CBS Radio Top 40 KKHH/HOUSTON.”

FRUGE also has HOUSTON programming chops from KHMX and KKBQ, as well as successful PD runs at KYSR/LOS ANGELES, KLLC/SAN FRANCISCO, KALC/DENVER, KMXB and KXTE/LAS VEGAS, and WEZB/NEW ORLEANS.

TERRI THOMAS continues as OM for the HOUSTON Market and as PD for Urban AC KMJQ and Top 40/Rhythmic KBXX.