Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cumulus Media has named Chris Connors Program Director of R&B radio station "Kiss 103.1 FM", WLXC in Columbia, SC. Connors joins Cumulus Columbia after more than 19 years with Alpha Media in Columbia, where he was OM for the six-station group. Prior to that, Connors was Program Director for WMMJ-FM in Lanham, MD, and was PD for WFXC and WFXK in Durham, NC. Read more

Jonathan Zaslow, one-half of “Zalsow and Amber” (10am-2pm) on Entercom sports “790 The Ticket” WAXY Miami, signs a new multiyear contract extension. In addition to hosting middays with Amber Wilson, Zaslow will continue as pregame and postgame host for Miami Heat game day broadcasts. Read more

Jade Springart is named APD/midday host at Beasley Media Group rock WRIF Detroit (101.1). Springart, who has been with the station for 12 years, most recently serving as MD and weekend talent. She succeeds Anne Carlini in middays, who exited as part of year-end cuts that also included PD Mark Pennington. Read more

Kevin Battle joins Entercom “NewsRadio 1020” KDKA Pittsburgh as morning co-host. Battle will join the “The KDKA Radio Morning News with Larry Richert,” effective March 9. Read more

J.R. Jaus is added to mornings at Beasley Media Group country WQYK-FM Tampa (99.5), joining Melanie Mineau for “Tampa Bay’s Morning Krewe with J.R. and Melanie,” effective March 2. Jaus, who most recently hosted mornings at Apollo Cox country KCYY San Antonio, succeeds Marc Jason, who exited in December 2019. Read more

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Jimmy Farrell is named Director of Sales of Cox Media Group Jacksonville. Farrell transfers from the company’s Orlando cluster, where he has been for the past 17 years, serving in a variety of positions. Read more

Angela Rozas O’Toole is named Senior Editor of the Government and Politics desk at Chicago Public Media news/talk WBEZ (91.5). She comes to the station from the Chicago Tribune, where she served as Deputy Metro Editor. Read more

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Jim Louth is elevated to APD at Beasley Media Group “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM Boston. Louth has been serving as Midday Show Executive Producer since the station was launched in 2009, most recently working with the “Zolak and Bertrand Show.” Read more

Nolan Murphy is named National Sales Manager for Good Karma Brands, overseeing national sales for the companies “ESPN Chicago” WMVP, news WTMJ Milwaukee and the company’s ESPN-affiliated stations in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Madison and West Palm Beach. Read more

Katherine Arno is named VP/Community Service Grants and Station Initiatives for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Arno was most recently serving as CPB’s Director of Television CSG Policy and Review. Read more

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nebraska radio veteran Chi joins NRG Media hot AC “Sweet 98.5” KQKQ-FM Omaha for afternoons and will also serve as MD and 1-3pm host for rhythmic CHR sister “Power 106.9” KOPW. Read more

Brett Winterble joins Entercom news/talk WBT-AM/FM Charlotte (1110/93.3) for afternoons, effective Feb 17. Winterble succeeds longtime host John Hancock, who retired in October 2019 after nearly 30 years with the station. Read more

Mark Zander joins Good Karma “ESPN Chicago” WMVP as a weekend host. Zander, a Chicago-area radio veteran was most recently PD at Mid-West Family Broadcasters rock “104.9 The X” WXRX Rockford, exiting in December 2019. Read more

Jason Taylor, PD/afternoon personality at iHeartMedia country WTNT-FM Tallahassee (94.9), exits. Taylor had been with the company since 2004, previously working at sister country WKSJ Mobile. He was named PD of WTNT-FM in 2015. Read more

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bonnie Lucas, one-half of “Van and Bonnie in the Morning” on iHeartMedia “NewsRadio 1040” WHO Des Moines, will retire March 6. Read more

Boyd Harvey, who worked as a reporter for KNX Los Angeles for three decades died at the age of 93 on Jan. 29. Read more

Brian Roberts is named PD of hot AC “Star 102” KEHK and soft AC KSCR Eugene (1230). Roberts transfers to his new role from AC sister “Z-93.7” WPEZ Macon, where he served as PD/morning host. Read more

PD/afternoon personality Jason Addams exits Max Media country “97.1 The Eagle” WGH-FM Norfolk. Addams came to the station in January 2019 from the PD/operations coordinator post at Westwood One’s Nash Icon Network and its Nash Campus in Nashville. Read more

Akron radio personality Stan Piatt passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the age of 68, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. Piatt anchored mornings at Media-com talk WNIR Akron (100.1) for 35 years, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Read more

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jim Allgeier is named General Manager for Leighton Broadcasting Winona. Allgeier was most recently Market Manager for Federated Media Ft. Wayne, exiting the company in November 2019. Read more

Lisa Powell is elevated to Senior VP/Market manager for Entercom Greensboro. Powell joined the group in 1996 as GSM and rises from her most recent role as VP of Sales. She succeeds Brent Millar, who is retiring. Read more

Monday, February 10, 2020

Tulsa market veteran Sunny Leigh joins iHeartMedia country “106.1 The Twister” KTGX, where she will host Saturday nights. Leigh previously hosted mornings at Griffin Communications crosstown country KVOO (98.5) until her exit in December 2018. She is a contributing reporter for KTUL-TV’s weekday morning show. Read more

Friday, February 07, 2020

Marc Kestecher signs a multi-year contract extension with ESPN Radio. Kestecher will continue as the network’s lead NBA play-by-play announcer and will also call NFL, college football and college basketball games. Read more

David Baronfeld is named Market Manager/General Manager for Pacific Media Group Oahu, effective Feb. 18.  Read more

SummitMedia urban AC “107.3 Jamz” WJMZ-FM Greenville-Spartanburg names Duane Neal host of the Sunday “Gospel Jamz” program, succeeding Curtis Johnson. Read more

Cumulus Media AC “Warm 98” WRRM Cincinnati names Gina Ferraro midday host. Ferraro was most recently morning co-host at iHeartMedia hot AC “Mix 107.7” WMMX Dayton. Read more

Entercom San Diego slides Rob and Joss Taylor from mornings on AC KYXY (96.5) to classic hits sister “Sunny 98.1” KXSN for the same. Read more

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Vinny Marino is named PD of Cumulus Media AC “Classy 100” WXKC and classic Hip-Hop WXKC-HD2. Marino joins from Press Communications classic rock “107.1 The Boss” WWZY Monmouth-Ocean, where he was on-air. Read more

Todd Johnston is elevated to National Sales Manager for Beasley Media Group Ft. Myers/Naples. Johnson most recently served as an Account Executive at the group. Read more

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Ellen Puckett is named Sales Manager for Beasley Media Group’s Ft. Myers/Naples cluster. Puckett joined the company in September 2016 and most recently served as a Senior Account Executive. Read more

APD/MD and morning host Mike Ryan exits Pamal Broadcasting CHR “107.1 The Point WKBE Albany. Ryan previously hosted nights at CHR sister “Fly 92.3” WFLY prior to joining WKBE in December 2018. Read more

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Emily Makinzie moves from weekend and fill-in host at Bonneville AC KOSI Denver (101.1) to afternoons. Makinzie joined the station in 2019 and previously spent a decade at KSE Radio Ventures crosstown hot AC KIMN (100.3) as part of the morning show and as midday personality. Read more

Buffalo radio veteran Cindy Chan joins Radio One Buffalo oldies WECK 1230, which is also broadcast on three FM translators throughout the market. Chan will host “Dance, Sing and Boogie Woogie” on Sunday afternoons from 1-6pm. Chan was a longtime member of the staff of Buffalo’s “97 Rock” WGRF, hosting evenings and overnights from 1979-2001. Read more

“The Ben and Skin Show” (Ben Rogers and Jeff “Skin” Wade) debuts in afternoons (2-5pm) at iHeartMedia rock “97.1 The Eagle” KEGL Dallas on Monday, Feb. 10. The duo was most recently at Entercom sports “105.3 The Fan” KRLD, before exiting in October. Read more

BizTalkRadio names Gary Leland Executive Vice President. The member of the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame, class of 2016, will focus on increasing BizTalkRadio’s digital footprint and marketing the brand. Read more

Kelly Towle is named morning co-host at Saga Communications AC “Coast 93.1” WMGX Portland, ME. Towle, who will join co-host Blake Hayes effective March 2, succeeds Eva Matteson, who is retiring at the end of February. Read more

Monday, February 03, 2020

Brian Hanley joins Good Karma sports “ESPN1000” WMVP Chicago, where he will host the “ESPN 1000 Hockey Show” on Saturdays from 9-10am. Hanley was most recently morning co-host at Entercom crosstown sports “The Score” WSCR (670), exiting in July 2018. Read more

Julie Landy is named VP/Consumer Engagement at Townsquare Media talk “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton. Prior to joining Townsquare, Landy co-founded Wellness Amplified, an influencer marketing agency in New York. Read more