Sovereign City Communications announced the launch of its new positive AC morning show Great Day with Jim & Debbie for national distribution. The show is designed as a positive, uplifting and family-friendly start to the day hosted by the seasoned and spontaneous duo of Jim Harrington and Debbie Montgomery.
Great Day with Jim & Debbie is targeted at women 35-54 and features highly researched music with uplifting lyrics, the hallmark of Oasis’ positive AC format. Jim and Debbie set the tone for the show by presenting a light-hearted and completely family -friendly take on pop culture, every Monday-Friday morning from 6am-10am ET. The program, along with Wendy in Your Oasis that airs weeknights 7pm-Midnight, represent the first nine of 24 live hours of the Oasis programming that will be launched over the next 45 days. The shows are available as standalone programs or as part of the entire Oasis-branded format.
“Radio has been thirsting for positive AC programming that sounds fresh, picks you up and is totally family safe,” says Joseph Giganti, president/COO of Sovereign City. “At a time when the daily news can seem so bleak, Jim and Debbie will provide an uplifting and fresh start to the day. Now stations can get started in the morning and finish the end of the day with two powerfully positive Oasis programs. Stations in need of a high-quality 24/7 format can also look to Oasis as we’ll have all day parts ready to go by Thanksgiving.”
Jim Harrington’s broadcast career includes on-air experience at WCBS-FM in NYC, WBZ and WMEX in Boston and KDKA in Pittsburgh along with stints at WDRC in Hartford, CT, WPTR and WGFM in Albany, NY, and WICE in Providence, RI. Harrington is an award-winning radio and television commercial writer, producer and director. He was the national voice for Sears commercials for five years, authored a thriller novel “Squeeze Play”, and did stunt work in the Universal Pictures movie JAWS.
Debbie Montgomery began her broadcast career in the early 1980’s as a sports reporter at WOBL in Oberlin, OH and as News director at WKRA in Holly Springs, MS. She spent nearly 20 years in Memphis, TN — three years at WMC as board op for University of Memphis basketball games and 17 years as co-host and radio personality of the top-rated morning show on WGKX. Her most recent gig was morning show co-host at WMXS in Montgomery, AL.