Thursday, December 05, 2019

Jess Clark is named Education Reporter at Kentucky Public Radio news/talk WFPL Louisville (89.3), effective Jan. 21. Clark, a Louisville native, comes to the station from Louisiana State University news/talk/classical WWNO New Orleans (88.9), where she served in the same role. Read more

Sharon ‘La Loca’ Montero is no longer hosting middays at Cumulus Media urban AC WNBM New York, as the station is now airing Westwood One “The Touch” programming outside of mornings and afternoons. Montero continues voice-tracking middays ay CHR sister “Hot 93.3” KLIP-FM Dallas. Read more

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

K. Kim Atterbury is named Senior VP of Media Relations at the RIAA. Atterbury joins the RIAA from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where she oversaw the day-to-day management of its communications department. Read more

Lori Williams exits Mid-West Family Broadcasting Rockford. Williams was heard in mornings on rock “104.9 The X” WXRX and nights on AC sister “B103” WGFB. Read more

University of Texas at Austin news/variety KUT (90.5) names Teresa Frontado Executive Editor. Frontado comes to KUT from Dade County School Board news/talk/jazz WLRN-FM Miami (91.3), where she served as Digital Director. Read more

Lauren Campbell exits iHeartMedia rhythmic CHR “Wild 104” KBFM McCallen. Campbell, who is launching a social media consultancy business Top Of Mind RGV, had been with KBFM for six years, serving as co-host of the “Mojo Morning Show” and midday talent. Read more

Legend Communications Northwest Wyoming Operations Manager Wes McShay has exited the company. McShay oversaw nine radio stations and also anchored mornings at country KZMQ-FM Cody (100.3). Read more

Ted Byrne, OM/PD for Kirkman Broadcasting Charleston, has died due to injuries suffered in a car accident. Byrne, who was 71, has called games for the Citadel Bulldogs, Georgia Southern and College of Charleston.  Read more

Cumulus Media country “Nash FM 105” WYZB Ft. Walton Beach afternoon host Skip Davis has passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3 after battling cancer. A market veteran, Davis also served as PD, midday talent and production director over his time with the station. Read more

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Marc Jason exits mornings at Beasley Media Group country WQYK-FM Tampa (99.5). Co-host Melanie Mineau remains as a search for Jason’s replacement commences. He joined WQYK-FM for mornings in January 2017, following the passing of longtime morning man Dave McKay the previous August. Read more

Karyn Cerulli is elevated to Senior VP/Market Manager at Entercom San Diego, effective Jan. 1. Cerulli, who will continue as Director of Sales for the cluster, succeeds Bob Bolinger, who is stepping down at the end of the year. Read more

Mid-West Family Broadcasters rock “104.9 The X” WXRX Rockford, IL Program Director/Brand Manager Mark Zander exits. Zander, a Chicago-area radio veteran, joined WXRX in August 2016, from Hubbard Radio Chicago. Read more

iHeartMedia country “B104.7” WBBS Syracuse morning duo Tom and Becky will broadcast their last show on Dec. 20. The syndicated “Bobby Bones Show” will air live in mornings following their departure. Bones currently airs on “B104.7” via tape-delay in evenings. Read more

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) names Carla Wohl Senior VP of Development. SCPR consists of five stations throughout Southern California, including the flagship radio station KPCC Los Angeles (89.3) and Read more

Greg Koch, co-host of “In The Trenches with Koch and Kalu” on iHeartMedia “Sports Talk 790” KBME Houston, is leaving the station to focus on his battle with Parkinson’s disease. Koch and N.D. Kalu will do their last show as a duo on Friday, Dec. 6. Read more

Bruce Logan is elevated to Operations Manager for Hubbard Radio West Palm Beach. The veteran programmer joined Hubbard as OM and Brand Content Manager of country WIRK (103.1) and AC “Sunny 107.9” WEAT in June and now adds oversight of hot AC WRMF (97.9), urban AC WBMX (102.3), news/talk WFTL (850) and sports WMEN (640). Read more

Monday, December 02, 2019

Townsquare Media New Hampshire VP Christine Sieks is promoted to Regional VP of Sales for the company’s Northeast Region. As part of her expanded role, Sieks will continue to directly oversee sales in New Hampshire. Read more

John Lyons, who played a major role in returning broadcasters to the air following the fall of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, passed away after suffering cardiac arrest at his home on Friday, Nov. 29. He was 71. Read more

Eric White, PD of Sunrise Broadcasting AC “Sunny 103.7” WILT Wilmington, NC adds the PD title for modern rock sister “Rock 98.7” WRMR. Read more

Curtis Media Group CHR “Pulse 96.9 & 102.5” WWPL/WPLW welcomes Jax as morning host and APD. Jax comes to the station from SummitMedia CHR “Star 102.1” WWST Knoxville, where he hosted nights.  Read more

Casey Carter returns to iHeartMedia country WNOE-FM New Orleans (101.1), this time as PD/afternoon host. Carter comes to WNOE from country sister WTQR Greensboro (104.1), where she was PD and on-air host. She also previously served as APD at WNOE. Read more

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

John Shumway steps down from hosting mornings at Entercom talk KDKA Pittsburgh (1020), hosting his last program on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Shumway will continue his work at KDKA-TV.

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David Oldread is named GM/Market Manager of Pamal Broadcasting Albany. Oldread was most recently Director of Sales and Operations for Entercom’s Springfield, Worcester and Providence markets. Read more

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tim Staskiewicz is named Digital Program Director for Beasley media Boston. Staskiewicz has been overseeing digital programming efforts of sports WBZ-FM (98.5) and country WKLB-FM (102.5) and now adds oversight of hot AC WBQT (96.9), classic hits WROR-FM (105.7) and classic rock WBOS (92.9). Read more

Lazaro “DJ Laz” Mendez exits mornings at Cox Media Group CHR “hits 97.3” WFLC Miami. The market veteran, who joined WFLC in 2014, is well-known for his two-decade run at rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW. Mendez also hosted mornings at WRMA Miami and KXOL Los Angeles for Spanish Broadcasting System. Read more

Eric Johnson has exited Beasley Media Group Philadelphia, where he served as Director of Sports Programming for “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN and “SportsRadio 610” WTEL since December 2017. Read more

Lazaro “DJ Laz” Mendez exits mornings at Cox Media Group CHR “hits 97.3” WFLC Miami. The market veteran, who joined WFLC in 2014, is well-known for his two-decade run at rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW. Mendez also hosted mornings at WRMA Miami and KXOL Los Angeles for Spanish Broadcasting System. Read more

Monday, November 25, 2019

Shaylee Henning is named the new midday host at Entercom hot AC “99.7 The Point” KZPT St. Louis. Henning, who will continue as production assistant, succeeds Leigh McNabb, now PD of Saga Communications classic hits KIOA Des Moines (93.3). Read more

Veteran news executive Margaret Low is named CEO/GM of Boston University news/talk WBUR Boston. Low joins WBUR from “The Atlantic,” where she has served as Senior VP of the magazine’s live events division. Low succeeds Charlie Kravetz, who exited the station in June. Read more

Jim Lago, morning man at iHeartMedia “NewsRadio 1360” KKTX Corpus Christi, will retire Dec. 6. Lago has been in the market for 30 years and was hospitalized in April after a minor stroke, KRIS-TV reports. Read more

Friday, November 22, 2019

Nick Cash is named OM for Townsquare Media Killeen-Temple. Cash was most recently Brand Manager of iHeartMedia country KHGE (102.7), sports KCBL (1340) and religious teaching KRDU (1130) in Fresno. He succeeds Wes Adams, who is taking on another role within the company. Read more

“ESPN Chicago” WMVP Chicago (1000) Senior Program Director Adam Delevitt, a 21-year station veteran, will exit the station next month. Good Karma Brands is now operating the station under a Local Marketing Agreement with Mike Thomas set to assume the role of Market Manager in January. Read more

PD John DeSantis plans to exit All Pro Broadcasting rhythmic CHR “Hot 103.9” KHTI Riverside-San Bernardino Dec. 15. DeSantis has been with the station for 23 years and hosted nights, afternoons and mornings when it was “X103.9” KCXX. Read more

Industry veteran Tim Sabean joins React, an app-based advertising and gaming product, as Chief Content Officer. Sabean was most recently Senior VP of Digital at Westwood One. Read more

Jason Howard joins iHeartMedia hot AC “99.5 The River” WRVE Albany as morning co-host, working alongside Tracy Villaume. Howard was most recently with Hurley’s Media in the Cayman Islands, where he served as OM and morning host. Read more

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Charlie Feldman, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in New York, will retire from the company at the end of the year. A 31-year veteran of BMI, Feldman will continue to consult for the company in the new year. Read more

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Joshua Johnson, who hosts “1A” on American University news/talk WAMU Washington (88.5) for NPR, is stepping down to join MSNBC. Johnson will host his final “1A” program on Dec. 20 and will join the cable news network in February 2020. Read more

Connoisseur Media AC WALK Nassau-Suffolk (97.5) morning man Mark Daniels exits. Daniels has been with the station since 1985 and was most recently paired with Jamie Morris, who remains. Read more

Meruelo Media Sr. Director of Engineering Terry Grieger passed away Monday night (Nov. 18) in Los Angeles. Read more

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Vanessa Wojtusiak is named Vice President of Marketing for iHeartMedia Hartford and New Haven. Wojtusiak was most recently with WTNH-TV, where she served as the Director of Audience Development and Executive Digital Producer. She also served as the National Director of Social Marketing for iHeartRadio and Online Marketing Manager for WHTZ New York and the marketing assistant for WXKS-FM Boston and started her career at iHeartMedia Connecticut. Read more