Answers to Your Questions About Lori and Jeff Moving to 94.9 HOM
If you haven't heard the big news, Lori and I are moving our morning show to 94.9 HOM on Monday, May 15. It's a big change for us after being on Q97.9 for more than 20 years, but it's a good change.
We've got a lot of support on social media, phone calls, and emails, and with those a lot of questions. That's understandable. Let's try to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about the move:
Q: "Isn't 94.9 HOM your competition?
Not really. Both Q97.9 and WHOM are owned by the same parent company, Townsquare Media. We'll still be in the same building at One City Center in downtown Portland, Maine and we'll even be in the same studio that we've been in for 20 years. Swap a few pieces of equipment and we're down the dial at 94.9.
Q: "I thought WHOM was like elevator music"
If you think that WHOM plays elevator music, you're in for a big surprise, and a good one. Yes, back in the mid-1970s through the 1980s, WHOM played what was called "easy listening," the kind of music you would hear in an elevator, mostly instrumental versions of popular songs at the time. Today WHOM plays the best variety of the 80's, 90's and today. If you like the music on Q97.9, you'll hear some of it on WHOM as well as songs you probably haven't heard in a while.
Q: Why are you changing stations?
That's a great question. Lori and I felt that we were getting a bit too old for Q97.9. When I started there when the station launched in 1996, it was my music. I loved it. As I got older, the music changed and our audience changed, as Top 40 radio always does, and Lori and I felt HOM was a better fit for us both for the music and the audience. It was our suggestion and luckily everyone loved the idea.
Q: What's going to change with your morning show on HOM?
Absolutely nothing. It's just like picking up our show and plunking it down on a radio station just 3 megahertz lower on the dial. Everything and everyone comes with us: Uncle Nicky, Lee Goldberg, Don't Judge, Five Calls Says it All, DIY Theater, and everything else you love about the Q Morning Show will continue on the HOM Morning Show. Only the music will change.
Q: Will you still have a podcast?
Yes. In fact, we're working on combining our past Q Morning Show Podcasts with our new HOM Morning Show podcasts. Stay tuned.
Q: What's going to happen to Cans For a Cure?
That's coming with us to HOM as well. After 20 years of raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight breast cancer here in Maine, we're not about to stop now. With the bigger signal of HOM reaching New Hampshire and Vermont, Cans For a Cure might be bigger and better.
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