Thursday, August 06, 2020

The “Two Guys Named Chris” morning show, based at Dick Broadcasting classic rock WKRR Greensboro (92.3), is added to adult hits “The River” WQSL/WQZL (92.3/101.1) Greenville, NC. The show was previously carried in the market on modern rock sister WXQR-FM (105.5). Read more

Emily Ward is elevated to General Sales Manager for Entercom Chattanooga. Ward, who joined the company in 2018 as an AE, was most recently serving as Local Sales Manager and Digital Sales Manager. Read more

Amy Biehl-Owens is named Market Manager for the Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) in Lexington, NE, which includes farm KRVN (880), country “93.1 The River” KRVN-FM and classic country KAMI, licensed to Cozad, NE (1580). Biehl-Owens was most recently Director of Sales. Read more

iHeartMedia classic rock “Radio 95.1” WAIO Rochester debuts “The Big Show” in afternoons. The program is hosted by Earl David Green, Megan Carter and Pat McMahon. The new show succeeds Kimberly Ray and Brian Beck, who were let go after incendiary racist on-air comments in June.  Read more

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Former Cap Cities/ABC Owned Radio Stations President, and Atlanta VP/GM Norm Schrutt has passed away. Norm retired from radio in 1996 after a 33 year career and formed a talent rep firm with Atlanta attorney Joel Katz, representing over 20 radio personalities. Read more

Results Radio CHR “Power 94” KEWB Redding, CA hires Kelsey Sauers as APD/Afternoon Personality, effective Aug. 17. Sauers comes to KEWB from Alpha Media Mankato, where she served in an on-air role. Read more

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Tara Moss, former morning co-host at Riverbend Communications hot AC “Z103” KFTZ Idaho Falls, has passed away. Moss was part of “The Brad and Tara Morning Show” for 18 years, until her 2018 retirement. Read more

Radio industry veteran Sammy Simpson joins Capitol Broadcasting Raleigh-Durham as Brand/Content Manager. Read more

Cory “Kobe” Fargo joins Stephens Media Group modern rock “94.1 The Zone” WZNE Rochester for afternoons. Fargo was most recently PD/Afternoon Host at iHeartMedia CHR “Hot 107.9” WWHT Syracuse, exiting as part of company-wide cuts in January. Read more

Monday, August 03, 2020

Jeff Hoag replaces the Eddie Stubbs in nights at Ryman Hospitality classic country WSM Nashville (650). As earlier reported by Inside Radio, Stubbs, who also served as the host of the Grand Ole Opry, retired at the end of July. Hoag served as Stubbs regular fill-in host over the years. Read more

Brady Farkas, PD and aferrnoon co-host, exits Vox Media Group sports “101.3 The Game: WCPV Burlington-Plattsburgh (101.3). Read more

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Bill Mack, the legendary Dallas-Fort Worth country DJ and songwriter whose Grammy-winning tune “Blue” launched the career of LeAnn Rimes, died Friday. He was 88. He died of COVID-19 and other causes, according to a Facebook post by his son Billy Mack Smith. Read more

Entercom Detroit radio personality Jamie Samuelsen died Saturday night after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 48. Samuelsen, a sports host on "97.1 The Ticket", WXYT-FM, had been on the airwaves of Detroit sports talk radio for 25 years. He’s been with 97.1 the ticket since 2012. Read more

Friday, July 31, 2020

iHeartMedia country “K102” KEEY Minneapolis Director of Promotions Levi Jessen joins the company’s National Programming Group as Programming Operating Specialist. Read more

 Bobby Mac (Rob MacDonald-Davies) exits his role as morning co-host at Magic Broadcasting “Real Talk 93.3” WVFT Tallahassee. He is relocating to Washington with his girlfriend who is attending school in the area, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.  Read more

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Roanoke radio veteran Larry Dowdy retires after 47 years in the market. Dowdy signed off from Mel Wheeler talk WLNI Lynchburg (105.9) on Wednesday, July 29, where he has been hosting “The Morning Line with Larry Dowdy & Kenny Shledon,” the Roanoke Times reports. Read more

Dave Beck, longtime Rochester radio personality, has passed away from natural causes at the age of 63, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.  Read more

Duane Shannon steps down from his role as PD for Cumulus Media country “Kix 106” WGKX and AC “98.9 The Bridge” WKIM Memphis to focus on his “Duane and Abby in the Morning” show on WGKX.   Read more

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Al Beck, producer of the “Dave and Chuck The Freak Morning Show” based at Beasley Media Group rock WRIF Detroit (101), will voice track nights at rock sister “96.1 K-Rock” WRXK-FM Ft. Myers. Beck also tracks nights at classic rock sister WBOS Boston (92.9). Both stations also carry the “Dave and Chuck The Freak Morning Show.” Read more

With Denyse Mesnik’s three-year term as spokeswoman for the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group ending, Ruth Presslaff has been named the organizations new spokeswoman. Presslaff is founder of Presslaff Interactive Revenue and leaser of Second Street Media Enterprise Sales. Me… Read more

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Joe Fortenbaugh exits his role as morning co-host at Entercom sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco. Fortenbaugh, who joined the station in 2014, is relocating to Las Vegas for a position with ESPN, where he has been serving as a contributor on the “Daily Wager” program on ESPNews. He is also the co-founder of Read more

Fletcher Keyes exits his role as Program Director of Mid-West Family Broadcasting country “Q106” WWQM-FM Madison. Keyes, who had been “Q106” for nine years, also handled mornings on AC sister “Magic 98” WMGN. Read more

Danny Freisinger is named Brand Manager of Entercom sports “ESPN 1320” KIFM Sacramento. Freisinger will continue in his current role as Assistant Brand Manager of sports sister “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco while adding programming responsibilities at KIFM. Read more

Monday, July 27, 2020

Carla Marie and Anthony exit mornings at iHeartMedia CHR “106.1 Kiss FM” KBKS-FM Seattle. The duo, one-time members of Elvis Duran’s morning show at “Z100” WHTZ New York, came to Seattle in 2016 as the company launched CHR “Power 93.3” KPWK. In 2018, they moved to sister KBKS. Read more

Johnny Randolph, afternoon host at W&B Broadcasting classic hits WAKY-AM/FM (620/103.5) Louisville, has passed away at the age of 78. Randolph had been battling health issues since the beginning of the year. Read more

Friday, July 24, 2020

Adams Radio Group names Johnette Cochran VP/GM of its Salisbury-Ocean City, MD cluster. Cochran has been serving as Director of Sales since joining the group in December 2019, succeeding Chris Walus.  Read more

Ben Holsen and Dana Wessel exit mornings at Northern Lights Broadcasting modern rock “Go 96.3” KQGO Minneapolis. The duo, who had been with the station for five years, were let go as part of COVID-19 related cuts.  Read more

Cox Media Group CHR “Power 95.3” WPYO Orlando debuts “Danie & Kevin Mornings,” comprised of Afternoon Host Danie B and Evening Personality Kevin Kon. The new show succeeds “The Wake Up Show” with Estee and DJ Nailz. Read more

Entercom San Diego Promotions/Marketing Director Ciro Sepulveda exits. Sepulveda had been with the group for 13 years under Entercom, Lincoln Financial Media and Jefferson-Pilot ownership. Read more

Bill Sheridan exits his role as Program Director and Afternoon Host at Cumulus Media classic rock “99.9 The Hawk” WODE-FM Allentown. Sheridan had been with the station since 1999. A search for Sheridan’s replacement is underway. Read more

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Yesi Ortiz is named Assistant Brand Manager at Entercom CHR “97.1 Amp” KAMP-FM Los Angeles. Ortiz continues as Music Director and Afternoon Personality along with her new responsibilities.  Read more

Creative Services Manager Chris Duffy exits Nexstar talk WGN Chicago (720) after ten years with the station.  Read more

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Duke Meyer, morning host at Kentucky Public Radio adult alternative WFPK Louisville (91.9), is moving into semi-retirement after 50 years in the radio industry. Meyer will relinquish daily morning show duties on Friday, July 31 but will remain as host of the weekend program “Relics.”  Read more

Eddie Stubbs plans to retire from Ryman Hospitality classic country WSM Nashville (650) at the end of the month. The 25-year station veteran has been hosting nights and is also host of the Grand Ole Opry.  Read more

Mike Shamus is elevated to VP/General Manager for Neuhoff Media Lafayette. Shamus had been serving as corporate VP of Programming, OM of the Lafayette cluster and PD of country “K1-5” WKOA, where he co-hosts mornings.  Read more

Susan Leigh Taylor, morning co-anchor at Entercom news KCBS San Francisco (740) is retiring. Taylor has been with the station for more than 20 years. Her last day will be Friday, July 24.  Read more

Rob Grayson returns to Grace Broadcasting Services country WKBQ Memphis (93.5) as Program Director and Afternoon Personality. Grayson succeeds Jimmy Hicks in the programming role, while Chris Jay moves from afternoons to mornings.  Read more

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Freddie Coleman has signed a new multi-year contract extension with ESPN Radio, where he will continue to co-host “Freddie and Fitzsimmons,” weeknights from 9pm-1am. Coleman has been with ESPN Radio since 2016.  Read more

After more than 20 years on the air in Memphis, iHeartRadio's Devin Steel has exited. In addition to being the number one afternoon drive host on Hip-Hip and R&B "K-97" (WHRK), Steel was also vice president of programming for all seven iHeart Memphis stations. Read more

Monday, July 20, 2020

Entercom Chicago has named Sara McMurray its new Vice President and Director of Sales. She comes to Entercom after 9+ years at Hubbard Radio Chicago, and replaces Chad Feldman, who becomes the Director of Sports and Gaming Sales. Read more