Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 16:41
With the surprise exit of Roxanne Steele from Fresh 105.9 Friday night, this left a hole in WCFS' line-up. While it is not officially announced yet, Program Director Bill Gamble has selected an unknown to fill the role of DJ in the important afternoon drive time slot. Fresh 105.9's newest voice will be Jen Toohey.
Despite the importance of that time slot, Jen Toohey will not be live and local. She won't even be in the state. She will be voice tracking the show from a studio in Cleveland, OH. Jen Toohey is a radio personality on Cleveland's WQAL-FM/Q104, where she does the 3:00pm-7:00pm shift. The Hot AC-formated station is owned by CBS Radio, as is Fresh 105.9, and is closer to Chicago's WTMX than WCFS. (Similar music, but the personalities can talk more on Q104 than they can on Fresh 105.9.) She also voice tracks for another CBS Hot AC station, KYKY-FM/Y98 in St. Louis, MO, so this is not new territory for her.
Jen Toohey was born & raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA (and is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan), but has lived and worked in Cleveland for over 13 years. She turns 35 this year, is unmarried, but has a steady boyfriend. She has no children, but does live with her "baby," a chihuahua named Manny.