Thursday, August 22, 2019

George Plaster, who exited Ryman Hospitality Properties country WSM Nashville (650) after only a month on the job, joins Southern Wabash Communications’ crosstown “SportsRadio 560” WNSR. The veteran sports talk show host will anchor 2-4pm, beginning Sept. 3, displacing Fox Sports Radio’s Colin Cowherd. Read more

Sam Hill, PD of Entercom classic rock “99.5 The Mountain” KQMT and APD/MD for hot AC sister “Alice 105.9” KALC Denver, exits as her position has been eliminated. Read more

iHeartMedia “NewsRadio 600” KOGO San Diego and LaDona Harvey, co-host of “San Diego’s Morning News,” have agreed to terms on a new contract. Read more

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Matt Senne is named GM for Hubbard Broadcasting in Alexandria and Wadena, MN. Senne, who joins from Leighton Broadcasting Winona where he served as GM, will oversee country KIKV-FM (100.7) and classic hots KULO (94.3) Alexandria and country KKWS (105.9), sports KWAD (920) and classic country KNSP (1430) Wadena. Read more

Dom Izzo, sports anchor at WDAY-TV, moves to Forum Communications co-owned news/talk WDAY (970) Fargo. “Hot Mic with Dom Izzo” debuts Sept. 3 from 9-11am. The station is simulcast on the Fargo-licensed translator K226CL at 93.1 and Izzo’s new show will be simulcast on WDAY-TV’s digital channel. Read more

Jared Stillman and Floyd Reese, co-hosts of “Jared & The GM” on Cromwell Group “102.5 The Game” WPRT-FM Nashville, have signed new multi-year contract extensions, which will keep the afternoon duo together through Sept. 2021. Read more

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Morning host Ken Evans exits Cumulus Media “105.3 Hot FM” WHTS Grand Rapids. Read more

Afternoon host and Creative Services Director Victor “Tito” Caballero is upped to PD of iHeartMedia Spanish CHR “104.5 Latino Hits” KZEP-FM San Antonio. Read more

Dallas radio veteran Jody Dean is stepping away from his weekend programs at classic hits KLUV Dallas (98.7). Dean was the longtime morning host at the station until last year and has been hosting “Saturday Night Special” and “Dusty Attics.” Read more

Paragon Media Strategies adds Zach Gilltrap, who will provide audio imaging production to select Paragon clients while continuing full-time as the in-house producer at Colorado Public Radio. Read more

Darren Smith, who recently joined iHeartMedia “Xtra 1360” KLSD San Diego for middays (12-3pm), will co-host “Not Sports” with Jack Cronin on news sister KOGO (600), weeknights from 7-8pm. Read more

Shannon Bond joins National Public Radio (NPR) as Technology Correspondent, based in Silicon Valley. Bond, who joins the network on Sept. 16, comes to NPR from Financial Times, where she has covered technology. Read more

DJ Q is elevated to Content Director for Alpha Media urban contemporary “B 96.5” WGZB-FM and urban AC “Majic 101.3” WMJM Louisville. He most recently served as APD for the stations and MD for “B 96.5.” Read more

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sammy Cruise, afternoon host at Hubbard country WIRK Ft. Pierce-Stuart-Vero Beach (103.1), adds APD/MD responsibilities. Read more

Eliott King joins iHeartMedia CHR “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia for nights. King comes to “Q102” from Radio One CHR WNOW-FM Indianapolis (100.9), where he was APD/afternoon host. King succeeds “Raph” (Raphael Opida), who is heading to co-owned CHR KIIS-FM Los Angeles for afternoons. Read more

Morning man Brian Oake exits American Public Media Group adult alternative “The Current” KCMP Minneapolis (89.3). Read more

Alex Reimer, on-air contributor for Entercom sports WEEI-FM Boston (93.7) and columnist/blogger for WEEI.com, exits the station as he is named Director of Communications for Sen. Eric Lesser. Read more

Al Payne is named PD of Howard University urban AC WHUR-FM Washington (96.3). Payne joins the station from Cumulus Media urban AC “Magic 107.3” KMJK Kansas City, where he also served as PD before exiting earlier this month. Read more

Rodney Baucom joins Salem Media Group’s southern gospel Singing News Radio Network as midday host. Baucom will continue to host the network’s “Top 20 Weekly Countdown.” Read more

Dave O’Brien joins Entercom classic rock “99.5 The Mountain” KQMT Denver for mornings, effective Aug. 27. O’Brien, who was most recently morning host at Emmis country “Hank 97.1” WLHK Indianapolis, succeeds Mike Casey, who left the station January. Read more

Friday, August 16, 2019

iHeartMedia hot AC “Star 94.1” KMYI San Diego debuts “Jesse and Tati in the Morning” Aug. 26. Tati Santiago joins Jesse Lozano from rhythmic CHR sister “Jam’n 95.7” KSSX, where she also co-hosted mornings. Her arrival coincides with Delana Bennett moving to afternoons. Read more

Forever Media Corporate Director of Programming Brad Austin exits. Austin, who also served as PD/afternoon host for country WXCY, oversaw the company’s Wilmington, DE and Salisbury-Ocean City, MD stations. Austin held the post for Delmarva Broadcasting, which was purchased by Forever Media in February. Read more

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Florangela Davila joins non-comm “Jazz 88.5” KNKX Tacoma as News Director. Davila succeeds Erin Hennessy who is transferring into a new community engagement role at the station. Davila was most recently Managing Editor at KCTS-TV Seattle. Read more

iHeartMedia hot AC “Star 94.1” KMYI San Diego elevates Delana Bennett to APD. Bennett will also move from co-hosting mornings to afternoon host. Read more

CJ Morgan, longtime host at iHeartMedia urban contemporary “Q-93” WQUE-FM New Orleans, has passed away. Read more

Paco Navarro, well-known for his presence on then-Disco formatted WKTU New York in the late 1970s, has passed away at the age of 82. He had been suffering from liver cancer and other ailments his wife said, according to the New York Times. Read more

After nearly 30 years with Entercom news/talk WBT-AM/FM Charlotte (1110/99.3) afternoon host John Hancock will retire on Oct. 17. Read more

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Market veteran Dave Mason joins Tegna adult hits KFMB-FM San Diego (100.7) as a weekend and fill-in host. Read more

JC Campese is elevated to Director of Sales for Cox Media Group Orlando. Campese, who joined the company in 2000 as a director for Cox Events Group, was most recently General Sales Manager for the radio cluster. Read more

Jerry O’Neill, longtime pre-game host and sideline reporter for the University of Central Florida Knights radio broadcasts on iHeartMedia sports “96.9 The Game” WYGM (740) and the Deltona, FL-licensed translator W245CL at 96.9, retires. Read more

Craig Bommer has been named Market President for iHeartMedia Wheeling/Parkersburg, WV. The market veteran joined iHeartMedia in 2016 as VP/Sales for the market. Read more

George Plaster has exited Ryman Hospitality Properties country WSM Nashville (650), which he joined earlier this summer. Plaster, a Nashville sports talk veteran, left his position as Associate Athletics Director at Belmont University to host afternoons at WSM. Read more

PD David Polk exits Window to the World Communications classical WFMT Chicago (98.7), after 13 years with the station. Polk started as an intern and production assistant at WFMT in 2006. He was named to his current role in 2014. Read more

Tamo Sein exits her midday post at iHeartMedia modern rock “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles. Sein joined the station in July 2018, from the modern rock sister “106.5 The End” WEND Charlotte, where she served as APD/MD/midday talent. Read more

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Al Payne, PD at Cumulus Media urban AC “Magic 107.3” KMJK Kansas City, has stepped down from the role to relocate back east. Read more

Chicago-based Senior Director of Affiliate Sales Tom Garrett has exited Premiere Networks. Garrett, a 35-year industry vet, has spent the past 21 years working in Affiliate Sales at the network, including time spent at MJI Broadcasting. For the past twelve years, Garret has worked exclusively with Premiere’s imaging and production libraries. Read more

iHeartMedia Huntington elevates Tracey Baumgard to Market President. Baumgard has been iHeartMedia Huntington for 23 years and most recently served as General Sales Manager. Read more

Andy Burcham is named the new Voice of the Auburn Tigers. Burcham, who has been part of Auburn broadcasts for more than three decades, most recently covering Tigers baseball. He takes over as lead announcer for football, men’s basketball and baseball, succeeding the late Rod Bramblett. Read more

Alex Damato joins the DC-based communications law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) as Lead Policy Advisor. Damato comes to the firm with an extensive background in telecommunications law and policy issues, having served most recently as Legislative Director to Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA). Read more

Monday, August 12, 2019

Beasley Media Group has promoted three on its Philadelphia digital team. Rock WMMR (93.3) MD Sara Parker adds the role of Digital Program Director for WMMR and classic rock WMGK (102.9), responsible for managing digital content for the stations, and implementing best practices to optimize reach for their online presence and social platforms. Read more