Monday, June 21, 2021

Brian McKay rejoins Beasley Media Group country WXTU Philadelphia (92.5) for weekend, fill-ins and production. McKay, who previously served as Imaging/Production Director and midday host, was let go in June 2020 among company-wide, pandemic-related cuts. Read more

Sean Rhoads is elevated to GM/President of Max Media CHR “Hot 107.1” KFCO and rhythmic oldies “Jammin’ 101.5’ KJHM Denver. He succeeds Jeff Norman, who has resigned. Concurrently, Jeff Silver is upped to VP/Sales to fill Rhoads’ former role. Read more

Steel City Media hot AC “Q92.9” WLTJ Pittsburgh names Monica Salazar morning host, succeeding Tim Murphy, who exits. Salazar comes to the station from Grupo Multimedios CHR “Hot 106.1” KNEX Laredo, where she served as PD/MD and on-air personality. Read more

Friday, June 18, 2021

Sean Rhoads has been promoted to General Manager/President for Max Media's Denver stations: classic R&B “Jammin' 101.5” KJHM and CHR “Hot 107.1” KFCO. Rhoads joined Max Media in 2010 as a Senior Account Executive and has also served as Digital Sales Director, General Sales Manager and most recently VP of Sales since 2016. Read more

Alvin “Big Nat” Smalls returns to Richmond, VA and Radio One, moving to nights on hip-hop/R&B “iPower” WCDX (92.1/104.1) effective June 21st. Big Nat began his radio career with Radio One in 2001 on the former “Hot 99.3,” now adult R&B “Kiss FM” WKJM/WKJS (99.3/105.7), and most recently was midday host on Audacy hip-hop/R&B “106.5 The Beat” WBTJ in the market. Read more

Mike Manley, longtime morning host at Deer Creek Communications hot AC “Mix 95.1” KMXI Chico, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday night (June 16). He was 58. Read more

Jillene Khan is named overnight host at Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media’s “YourClassical MPR,” which originates at KSJN Minneapolis (99.5). Khan joins from Mid-West Family Broadcasting AC “Magic 98” WMGN Madison, WI, where she hosted afternoons. Read more

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Jeff Boden returns to Washington, DC as VP/Market Manager of Cumulus Media news/talk WMAL-FM (105.9) and sports WSBN (630). It’s a homecoming for Boden, who previously oversaw the cluster as President/GM under ABC Radio and Citadel Broadcasting from 2005-2012. He has most recently served as VP/Market Manager for Alpha Media Fredericksburg.  Read more

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sean Tyszler, known affectionately in the radio industry as “The Rockin’ Rabbi,” has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Tyszler served as MD at WMMR Philadelphia (93.3) for 13 years under Greater Media ownership. He previously served as a Programming Assistant at the former “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK New York. Read more

Forever Media Pittsburgh/Wheeling PD Dave Anthony is exiting the company to join Community Broadcasters Orangeburg, SC as OM, effective July 6. Anthony, who succeeds Mike Montgomery, will also oversee company stations in Florence and Sumpter.   Read more

Cumulus Media sports KNBR-AM/FM San Francisco (680/104.5) Program Director Jeremiah Crowe will exit the station in mid-July. Crowe, who joined the station in May 2016 as APD and was elevated to PD two months later, is relocating his family to Las Vegas. Prior to joining KNBR, he served as APD of Audacy crosstown sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ-FM for four years.  Read more

Radio Mankato Sales Manager Chris Painter passed away Monday, June 14 at the age of 68. He has served in his most recent role since 2007. Radio Mankato operates seven stations in the Mankato, MN market.  Read more

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Mark Maira joins the “Earl David Reed Show” (2-6pm) on iHeartMedia classic rock “Radio 95.1” WAIO Rochester. Maira was previously Production/Imaging Director at Stephens Media Group crosstown modern rock “94.1 The Zone” WZNE and was co-host of “The Gentleman’s Club” afternoon show, exiting in July 2020. Read more

Townsquare Media appoints Mary Fork Market President/Chief Revenue Officer for Southwest Michigan, which includes Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Fork joins the company from Comcast/Effect TV. Read more

Monday, June 14, 2021

Jeetz joins “Terry Boyd’s World,” mornings at Audacy classic rock KGON Seattle (92.3), as co-host. He has spent the bulk of his career at rock sister KISW (99.9) and previously served as PD at Ingstad Family Media modern rock KZND Anchorage (94.7). Jeetz succeeds Brian Shannon as morning co-host. Read more

Debrea M. Terwilliger rejoins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as a partner. Terwilliger returns to WBK from her role as Assistant General and Staff Counsel for the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). Read more

Inrush Broadcast Services, a broadcast technology integration firm, adds Shaun Dolan as Partner and Sam Reiman as Systems Engineer. Dolan comes to Inrush after serving as Product Manager at Telos Alliance. Reiman joins Inrush from Weigel Broadcasting. Read more

Zimmer Radio Joplin Market Manager Chad Elliot (Chad Carroz) passes away at the age of 47. Elliot hosted the “Morning NewsWatch” on the company’s talk KZRG (1310) for more than a decade, prior to moving into radio sales and management. Read more

Industry veteran Nick Cash (Richard Szost) passed away unexpectedly at his home in North Carolina on Friday, June 11. Cash most recently served as OM for Curtis Media Group Lenoir, NC and morning host for country “Kicks 103.3” WKVS, until his exit in February. Read more

Friday, June 11, 2021

Melissa Chase is named Brand Manager of Audacy hot AC “Mix 96.5” KHMX and adult hits “95.7 The Spot” KKHH Houston. Chase most recently served as OM of SummitMedia Richmond and morning host at hot AC “103.7 Your Variety” WURV.  Read more

Townsquare Media country “K92.3” KOEL Waterloo, IA is seeking a brand manager and on-air talent following the resignation of morning host Jeff “Doc” Holliday. Holliday joined KOEL less than a month ago from Townsquare’s Casper, WY, station, KWYY (95.5). He plans to remain with KOEL until a successor is found. Read more

Sam Sylk joins Core Radio Group hip-hop/R&B “Streetz 95.1” Chicago as afternoon host. Sylk previously hosted afternoons at iHeartMedia crosstown hip-hop/R&B WGCI (107.5). He has most recently been in middays at Radio One adult R&B WZAK Cleveland (93.1). Read more

Carolina Christian Radio Founder/President Jim Stephens is retiring after a 43-year industry career. Stephens founded the network in 1991 with the launch of its flagship station “Life 90.5” WWIL Wilmington, NC. Development Director Matt Wall will assume the role of President of the four-station network upon Stephens retirement. Read more

Angelina Narvaez is named the new night host at iHeartMedia CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD San Francisco. Narvaez, who has served as a fill-in host at the station, succeeds Crystal Rosas, who segued to afternoon co-host at CHR sister “Z100” WHTZ New York in May. Read more

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Billy Sorrells exits the Reach Media-syndicated “The Morning Hustle.” He joined the show upon it being launched into syndication. Show host Headkrack and co-hosts Angie Ange and Monica ‘Lore’l’ Torres remain. Read more

Seth Hughes inks a contract extension to remain in mornings at Hubbard AC “Warm 106.9” KRWM Seattle. With the new contract, Hughes also adds Music Director responsibilities.  Read more

iHeartMedia Minneapolis elevates Barb Neren to Director of Marketing and Partnerships. Neren joined the cluster in 2003 and most recently served as Director of Sponsorships and Events.  Read more

Bahakel Communications Chattanooga GM Bernie Barker will retire June 30. Prior to joining the company in 2009, Barker was a Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Montgomery/Mobile and Birmingham.  Read more

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Justin Doubleday joins Hubbard talk “Federal News Network” WFED Washington, DC (1500) as a reporter. Doubleday joins the station from Inside Defense, where he served as Senior Technology Reporter.  Read more

Ann Alquist is named Executive Director/GM of University of Alabama news/talk WBHM Birmingham (90.3), effective July 6. Alquist comes to the station from Rhode Island Public Radio news/talk WNPN Newport, RI (89.3), where she serves as Assistant GM and previously served as Chief Progress Officer. Read more

Radio industry veteran John Michael joins Custom Channels, a streaming music provider to thousands of businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Michael is best known for his 15-year tenure at CBS Radio/Entercom Los Angeles, working with modern rock KROQ, the former “97.1 Amp Radio” KAMP and adult hits “93.1 Jack FM” KCBS-FM. Read more

Joe Johnson returns to iHeartMedia rock WROV Roanoke (96.3) for afternoons, effective June 14. Johnson previously served as PD/afternoon host at the station from 2011-2018 and continued to track the shift from WRDU Raleigh (100.7) after he transferred there as PD. Read more

Patrick Ryan is elevated to VP at Magnum Broadcasting. Ryan has been serving as GM of talk WEEO Hagerstown (103.7) and will continue overseeing the station. In his expanded role, Ryan will advise on strategy and growth opportunities for the company and will oversee programming for Magnum’s four properties from the Florida Keys to Pennsylvania.  Read more

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Edelman Financial Engines Chairman and financial talk radio host Ric Edelman will transition from his role and serve as a strategic advisor to the firm while remaining on the Board of Directors. A new host for the weekly radio show is underway, with the final “Ric Edelman Show” airing this fall, with Edelman occasionally appearing on the new program. Read more

Bill Fox is tapped as Brand Manager and afternoon host at Midwest Communications country WDEZ Wausau, WI (101.9). Fox joins from Press Communications classic rock “107.1 The Boss” WWZY Monmouth-Ocean, NJ. Read more

Virginia Prescott, host of “On Second Thought” on Georgia Public Broadcasting news/talk WRAS Atlanta (88.5) exits. Prescott joined Georgia Public Broadcast in 2018 after serving in the public radio field in New Hampshire. Read more

Monday, June 07, 2021

Carl Dukes, afternoon co-host at Audacy sports “92.9 The Game” WZGC Atlanta, will host a Sunday morning show (6-10am) on CBS Sports Radio. The show was previously hosted by John Kincade, until his exit for mornings at Beasley Media Group sports “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN-FM. Most recently the program was hosted by Laurence Holmes, who hosts 12-2pm on co-owned “670 The Score” WSCR Chicago.  Read more

Wedel Software hires Rick Rowland as an Onboarding Manager for its brand new Adthos Platform. Rowland is a 30-year industry veteran, who has also designed his own suite of radio software focused on media readiness, commercial reconciliation and daily file readiness. Read more

After serving as the “Voice” of the Carolina Panthers, play-by-play announcer Mick Mixon says he will retire following the 2021 NFL season. Prior to joining the franchise, Mixon served as an analyst for the University of North Carolina’s Tar Heel Sports Network Read more