As we hit the midweek point of programming changes implemented at Entercom that include syndicated and shared talent for the company’s modern rock and country stations, additional changes have been revealed as talent is expanded across middays and afternoons at many stations.
At the country format in the western region, KSON San Diego (103.7) afternoon host Kimo Jensen is paired with former KFRG/KXFG Riverside-San Bernardino (95.1/92.9) midday host Heather Froglear for a program that will air in afternoons on KSON, KFRG/KXFG, KMLE Phoenix (107.9), KWJJ Portland, OR (99.5) and KKWF Seattle (100.7). At KFRG, afternoon host Anthony Donatelli moves to weekends. KKWF afternoon host Alek Halverson, who also served as MD and Interim PD, exits, as does KWJJ afternoon host Tim Taylor and KMLE afternoon host Nina D.
Country WNSH New York afternoon host Jesse Addy is added to the same daypart at the company’s WKIS Miami (99.9), bumping Dina B to mornings, where she joins Tim Conlon (TC) and succeeds June Knight. WKIS midday host Darlene Evans is also out with the widespread changes. Meanwhile, WNSH midday personality Katie Neal, who was said to be handling that shift company-wide, will not be on WDAF-FM Kansas City (106.5) as current midday host Ali Stephens remains in place. Also, at WNSH, evening host Mike Allan exits with the addition of Rob Stone and Holly Hutton, who are now heard in nights across the company’s country stations from their WYCD Detroit base.
As earlier reported by Inside Radio, Sean “Coop” Tabler and Sarah Thomas have assumed afternoons at WYCD with Stone and Hutton taking on their new company-wide role. Tabler is also tracking afternoons at KMNB Minneapolis (102.9) and WDSY-FM Pittsburgh (107.9). Also, at WDSY-FM, afternoon host Maria D’Antonio and evening host Elista slide to co-owned hot AC WBZZ (100.7) on evenings and middays, respectively. WPAW Greensboro, NC Program Director Clay Walker moves from middays to afternoons.
On the “Alt” side, more information has been revealed for midday programs on company stations. As earlier reported, KROQ-FM Los Angeles midday personality Nicole Alvarez will cover the daypart on KNDD Seattle (107.7), KXTE Las Vegas (107.5), WSFS Miami (104.3) and WQMP Daytona Beach/Orlando (101.9). KROQ-FM afternoon personality Megan Holliday will cover middays at KBZT San Diego (94.9), KITS San Francisco (105.3), KKDO Sacramento (94.7), KRBZ Kansas City (98.5) and host afternoons at KNDD.
Chris Booker, who rejoined WNYL for afternoons, will also cover that shift at WLKK Buffalo, WRXL Richmond and “HFS @ 104.9” Baltimore. WSFS morning host Ashley O moves to afternoons and Andy Hawk is back on air, hosting afternoons at KKDO. Current hosts remain in place in afternoons at KBZT, KITS, KNRK Portland and WQMP.