iHeartMedia Miami Announces Andrew Colton Will Succeed Jimmy Cefalo as Morning Host on NewsRadio 610, WIOD
Miami – November 3, 2022– iHeartMedia Miami’s NewsRadio 610 AM- WIOD announced today that Andrew Colton has been named Morning Show Host from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., effective Monday, January 9, 2023. Colton will succeed long time South Florida morning show legend and Miami Dolphins play-by-play announcer Jimmy Cefalo, who will continue to provide commentary on WIOD.
iHeartMedia Miami has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than seven stations comprised of music, talk and news formats. iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company.
“South Florida First News with Andrew Colton” will cover the biggest news stories of the day, politics and current events, with traffic and weather every ten minutes. Colton will be joined by veteran news anchor Nathalie Rodriguez, William Althoff with more news and sports, Doug Lindsay with traffic and the Weather Channel’s Ray Stagich.
“We are pleased to introduce Andrew Colton as the new host of WIOD’s predominant live and local morning drive information program,” said Shari Gonzalez, iHeartMedia Miami/Fort Lauderdale Market President. “With Andrew’s journalism expertise and deep connections to South Florida, he is a worthy broadcaster to step into this role. Jimmy Cefalo is a true South Florida broadcasting legend. We thank Jimmy for a wonderful 14 years and are thrilled he will remain a commentator on NewsRadio 610, WIOD.”
“Jimmy and Andrew both share a passion for news, information, commonsense, and our South Florida lifestyle,” said Grace Blazer, Vice-President of News and AM Programming Florida Region and iHeartMedia NTS Brand Coordinator. “We are excited and fortunate to have Andrew Colton continue WIOD’s spoken-word tradition and digital expansion.”
"South Florida is a hotbed news, information, and influence in the nation and the world.” Andrew Colton continued, “We’ve recently welcomed huge numbers of transplants from the Northeast, Midwest, and other countries who have always relied on radio as a vital information source. WIOD is that source here, and I encourage anyone who wants to know what everyone is talking about to join us weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.”
“It has been a great pleasure to sit at the helm of South Florida’s First News and touch South Floridians for well over a decade,” Jimmy Cefalo said. “With my current health challenges, this is a good time for me to take-on more regular hours and focus on the Miami Dolphins and my commentary on WIOD. I wish Andrew Colton and our entire WIOD team much continued success.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Miami market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with 3 billion app downloads and more than 160 million registered users.
About iHeartMedia Miami
iHeartMedia Miami owns and operates WBGG-FM, WHYI-FM, WZTU-FM, WMIB-FM, WMIA-FM, WIOD, WINZ and WXBN and is part of iHeartMedia. iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next four podcast publishers combined and has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand, and the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products, and services. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.