Gavin, for more than forty years known as The Most Trusted Name In Radio, today confirmed the appointment of veteran radio programmer and air personality Wayne Coy to the post of Top-40/Rhythm Crossover Editor. Coy joins Gavin after 20 years in radio including stints in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, San Jose, Mobile, Green Bay and most recently, as Senior Program Director/Morning Driver at Sweet 98 (KQKQ-Omaha).
“Gavin is known as the most trusted name in radio for a reason. Bill Gavin and Dave Sholin were two of the biggest influences on me as a broadcaster and being given the chance to continue their legacy with such a great staff is an absolute honor.” Coy will oversee the Gavin Top-40 department, contributing a biweekly column to the Gavin magazine. He will also be responsible for writing and editing gmail, Gavin’s daily fax.
Upon issuing the announcement, Gavin President and Publisher Paul Gallo said, “The underlying value of Gavin is the quality of our personalities, so we’re excited to welcome Wayne to Gavin. His success in radio and his knowledge of the record industry will be an invaluable addition to the Gavin team as we prepare for our upcoming seminar and address the many issues that confront radio. Wayne’s deep respect and detailed understanding of this powerful medium as well as the people who make it so exciting and influential will be a vital element in Gavin’s ongoing success.”
A Northern California area native, Coy looks forward to coming home to work for the San Francisco based publication. “You can only get the voices of Dave Einstein, Annette Lai, Richard Sands, Kevin Fleming, and Jamie Matteson in the pages of Gavin. I’m so pleased to join this team, and I’ve got to say that being at home more doesn’t exactly suck. We’re going to stay in Omaha but, I’ll be out in San Francisco often, especially during the Gavin Seminar in February.” Incidentally, Coy and his former station are nominated for Gavin Awards at the upcoming seminar. “Yeah, that’s a little weird. We won last year and now I’m sure it would make people wonder what’s up if it happens this year.”
Coy is married and has four children.