Jayde Donovan Joins Tampa Bay’s New Hot 101.5 FM


TAMPA – Dec. 12, 2011 Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa welcomes Jayde as its new morning show host on the New HOT 101.5, ALL THE HITS! (WPOI-FM), beginning in January, 2012. Jayde, most recently co-host of “Johnny & Jayde in the Morning” on Orlando’s XL106.7, will entertain listeners every weekday morning on Tampa Bay’s newest hit radio station.

“Jayde IS The New Hot 101.5,” stated Tim Clarke, WPOI’s Program Director.  “We could not have found a better fit for what the HOT brand is all about. I am thrilled for Jayde to take Tampa Bay by storm!”          

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., Jayde made the most of her time in Orlando working not just behind the mic but in front of the camera. In 2010, Jayde was chosen out of 150,000 women in radio to co-host with Regis on “LIVE With Regis & Kelly.” Other career highlights include appearing as co-host with Donny Deutsch on Bravo’s special “Love Calling” and most recently as correspondent for Access Hollywood.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be back in Florida!” said Jayde. “It’s been my home for the last four years, and to be working my dream job on the most beautiful beach in the world is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

WPOI Vice President and General Manager Wendi Power added, “From the minute we met Jayde, we knew she was the perfect fit for the station and for mornings in Tampa. We are proud to have Jayde join the HOT team.”

During her career, Jayde has received many accolades, including: 20 Coolest People in Orlando by Axis Magazine, a Woman to Watch in 2010 by Orlando Woman Newspaper, was ranked nationally by Pop Crunch as No. 7 of the 50 Hottest Women in Radio for 2009 and No. 10 of the 50 Hottest Women in Radio for 2010, and Best Radio Personality by the Orlando Business Journal.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 85 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.  Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com