Atlantic City radio personality Harry Hurley has been named Vice President of Programming and Operations at WIBG 1020 Radio. He will continue to long-running daily talk radio program, "Hurley in the Morning," from 7AM to 11AM.
In his new job, Hurley reports directly to Rick Brancadora, the owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of WIBG. Brancadora was a onetime fixture at the statehouse on session days, working as a communications consultant to several legislators. In the 1980's, using a small, hand-held tape recorder that appeared fairly high-tech at the time, Brancadora would interview legislator clients on legislation up for a vote that day. After accumulating a few interviews, he would find a phone on the Senate or Assembly floor and feed the interview to a small local radio station, getting the legislator some free airtime.
Hurley has been at WIBG since 2006. Before that, he spent fifteen years at another station. He has been on the PolitickerNJ.com list of the 100 Most Powerful People in New Jerey Politics three times.