WBLI (106.1 FM, “106.1 ‘BLI”) is a Top 40 (CHR) music formatted radio station which mainly serves Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. It can also be heard in the Hudson Valley, the S
outh Shore of Connecticut, and the Jersey Shore. Its transmitter is located in Farmingville, New York.
The morning program, formerly known as “BLI in the Morning,” features Dana DiDonato, Jeffrey Jameson, John Mingione (John Online), Shawn “Puffy The Producer” Novatt, and Ted Lindner with news and traffic.
Recurring programs on BLI in the Morning:
- The Dirt Report at 6:20, 7:20, & 8:20 – Hollywood gossip
- To Catch a Cheater, heard four days a week
- Remember The Time, Fridays at 8:40
- Dirt from Us Weekly, Thursdays at 8:20
Dana and Jeffrey in the Morning often poses questions or opinions to the listeners, both on the air and online. They have many people call in each day with their opinions, and even have some ‘friends’ who they know well and who call a lot, like “Loyal Listener Lucille,” “Lighthouse Michelle (LHM),” “Gay Bridezilla,” “Heather,” and more.
Steve Harper had hosted BLI in the AM for 25 years before being let go in the Summer of 2006, with Maria Garcia for about eight of them as “Steve and Maria in the Morning.” Dana replaced Maria in 2005. Steve’s last show was on July 19, 2006. Dana then assumed hosting duties alongside “Big Gay” Randy Spears and Drew Applebaum. Randy and Drew exited the station on December 16, 2010.
On January 10, 2011, the radio station introduced the NEW BLI in the Morning, which featured Dana with new co-host Jeffrey Jameson, and the return of Shawn “Puffy the Producer” Novatt one month later, who was with BLI in a similar role from 2000–2004.
The show was syndicated to Cox sister-station “Hot 100.9” WHTI/Richmond, VA and renamed “Dana and Jeffrey in the Morning” on Monday, June 4, 2012.