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Radio Milwaukee promotes Jordan Lee to station director and Dori Zori to program director

Non-commercial radio veterans Jordan Lee and Dori Zori have been named Station Director and Program Director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-88.9FM), the station announced Monday. 

Zori will continue to host the station’s 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekday morning show, and Music Director Justin Barney will step in as the station’s Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Host. 

“We are incredibly excited to elevate Jordan, Dori and Justin’s roles within Radio Milwaukee,” Executive Director Kevin Sucher said. “Jordan has been leading our 88Nine programming for over five years and has proven abilities to think creatively and develop new products that fulfill our mission. Dori brings 20-plus years of non-commercial radio experience to her role as Program Director and is already freshening up our Sunday evening offerings.” 

Jordan Lee, Dori Zori and Justin Barney

As Station Director, Jordan will be responsible for the development of new products that allow for greater music discovery and work towards the station’s mission of serving all of Milwaukee. Lee also serves as the executive producer for specialty program Rhythm Lab Radio, which the station recently announced is available for nation-wide syndication. 

“Radio Milwaukee’s mission of creating a more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee is more critical now than ever before,” said Lee. “I am excited for this opportunity to think into the future about how we can create new opportunities that provide all of Milwaukee with the resources of public radio.” 

Dori will be Radio Milwaukee’s first female Program Director and will oversee all aspects of the 88.9FM station broadcast, including an overhaul of the station’s Sunday evening programming. 

“Sunday evenings on 88Nine will now feature six hours of specialty programming focused on music discovery and storytelling,” shared Zori. “I am especially excited about the addition of Carmel Holt’s program SHEROES, which focuses on female voices in the music industry.” 

Sunday’s new programming schedule:

6-7PM         Sound Travels with Marcus Doucette

7-8PM         SHEROES with Carmel Holt

8-9PM         From the Music Desk with Justin Barney

9-10PM    Sound Opinions with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot

10PM-12AM     Rhythm Lab Radio with Tarik Moody 

Lee joined 88Nine in October 2008 as the morning show host and events coordinator. He was tapped as Assistant Program Director in 2009, and was promoted to the role of Program Director in July 2015. Jordan and Dori co-hosted the station’s morning show together from August 2012 - April 2014 with Zori taking over as the show’s sole host in July 2015. Dori was promoted to Assistant Program Director in July 2019. 

Barney started at Radio Milwaukee in June 2013 as an intern and has served as the station’s Music Director since February 2015. Justin will continue in that role as well as taking on additional responsibilities as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Host. As the Afternoon Host, Barney will focus on bringing even more new releases to the airwaves.