iHeartMedia Baltimore announced today that Francesca Presti has been named the new co-host for “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” on 93.1 WPOC, Baltimore’s No. 1 for New Country, effective December 4, 2017. The “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” broadcasts weekdays from 5 – 10 a.m.
Presti will join current hosts Laurie DeYoung and Jeff St. Pierre to bring the best Country music and lifestyle topics to the Baltimore morning commute. 93.1 WPOC broadcasts a mix of Country music from artists including Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett.
“Francesca Presti is a force,” said DeYoung. “Fierce Francesca is what comes to mind when I think of her enthusiasm and unique take on life. Baltimore will never be the same.”
“Francesca is the perfect complement to our amazing on-air personalities on ‘The Laurie DeYoung Show,’” said Jeff Wyatt, Senior Vice President Programming for iHeartMedia Baltimore. “I can’t wait to hear it all come together on 93.1 WPOC!”
Presti joins “The Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” from WBMX-FM in Boston. During her five year tenure on the station’s “Karson & Kennedy Morning Show,” she served as Traffic Reporter and Associate Producer. Presti’s background also includes working as an on-air personality and Assistant Marketing Director for stations in New Hampshire. She is a graduate Worcester State University.
“This really is a dream come true,” said Presti. “I couldn’t be more elated to be given the privilege of joining ‘The Laurie DeYoung Show’ on heritage 93.1 WPOC. I can't wait to get to work waking Baltimore up every morning!”
93.1 WPOC is a leading media outlet in the Baltimore market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, the leading all-in-one streaming music and live radio service – with more than 1.4 billion app downloads and 100 million registered users.