Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gregory “G Moniy” Johnson is upped to afternoons at Beasley Media Group urban contemporary “Foxy 99” WZFX Fayetteville. Johnson had been part of the station’s part-time air staff. Read more

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Curtis Media Group appoints Brandon Fanney General Sales Manager of CHR “Pulse FM” WWPL/WPLW (96.9/102.5) and hot AC “Star 92.9” WQDR-HD3, which airs on the Raleigh-licensed translator W225DF at 92.9. Read more

John Hannon is named President and General Manager for Univision Houston. Hannon will oversee all aspects of station operations of Spanish CHR KAMA-FM (104.9), Spanish news/talk KLAT (1010), regional Mexican KLTN (102.9) and Spanish hits “Amor 106.5” KOVE-FM as well as the company’s TV outlets and digital properties. Read more

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced that Ben Arden will join his office as Acting Legal Advisor for media issues. Arden is currently the Associate Chief of the Media Bureau’s Video Division. Read more

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Greg Likens, weekend talent at Entercom sports “790 The Ticket” WAXY and “560 The Joe” WQAM Miami has exited to pursue a new opportunity. Read more

Karina Farias is named PD of Bonneville classic rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX San Jose. Farias, who rises from MD of KUFX and AC sister KOIT (96.5), takes the PD reigns from Brian Figula who was elevated to Director of Programming for the cluster in September. Read more

Monday, October 14, 2019

Rich Kamla has exited Entercom “Sports Radio 610” KILT Houston where he had been co-hosting afternoons with Clint Stoerner since July. Kamla, who came to KILT from sports sister “92.9 The Game” WZGC Atlanta, is leaving to take on an expanded role at SiriusXM. Read more

Jade Novah, the R&B singer who was added to mornings at Entercom urban contemporary “V-103” WVEE Atlanta in January, has reportedly exited. Novah, along with JR Jackson, joined morning host Frank Ski after a shakeup that saw the exits of Wanda Smith and drag queen Miss Sophia (Joe Taylor). Read more

Friday, October 11, 2019

Envision Networks promotes Jen Weisfeld from Assistant Marketing Manager to Affiliate Relations Manager. Read more

Alpha Media CHR KRFX Lincoln (106.3) names Double J Content Director. He comes to the station from SummitMedia rhythmic CHR “Power 104.3” KPHW Honolulu, where he was APD and hosted mornings. Read more

Cox Media Group country “93Q” KKBQ Houston names Caitlin “CJ” Johnson to afternoons, effective Nov. 11. Johnson comes to the station from co-owned CHR WAPE-FM Jacksonville, where she also hosted afternoons. At KKBQ she succeeds Cactus Jack, who retired in August. Read more

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Chicago radio veteran Dave Fogel inks a three-year contract extension that will keep him in mornings on Cumulus Media classic hits WLS-FM (94.7). Read more

Jay Michaels is named PD of NRG Media hot AC “Sweet 98.5” KQKQ-FM and rhythmic CHR “Power 106.9” KOPW Omaha. Michaels returns to radio after a stint with Maverick Management. He previously programmed stations in Dallas, Austin and Houston. Read more

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

iHeartMedia country WDRM Huntsville (102.1) adds Brent “Dingo” Crank to the “Dan and Josie Morning Show.” Crank comes to the station from SummitMedia country “Q 103.1” WQNU Louisville, where he hosted mornings. Read more

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Brian Driver is elevated to General Manager for the WAY-FM South Carolina properties. Driver was most recently Station Manager for WAY-FM Charleston. Read more

David Drutz joins Alpha Media San Jose as VP/Market Manager. Drutz comes to the cluster from Cumulus Media Sports KNBR-AM/FM San Francisco (680/104.5), where he was VP of Sales. He replaces Lori Heeren, who exited in September. Read more

Gordon Mays is elevated to Brand Manager at Mid-West Family Broadcasting country “95.3 The Bull” WRTB Rockford, IL. Mays joined the station for afternoons in April 2017 and was named APD in February. He continues in his weekend role at Entercom country “US99” WUSN Chicago. Read more

Tammy O’Dell is named VP/Market manager for Cumulus Media Columbia, SC. It’s a return to Cumulus for O’Dell, who previously served as VP/Market Manager for the company’s Charleston cluster. She was most recently Local Sales Manager for Spectrum Reach in Cary, NC. Read more

Monday, October 07, 2019

JT Bosch has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia's Greensboro, NC market, effective October 14. In addition, Bosch will also serve as Program Director for Rock station "105.7 MAN UP!", WVBZ. Bosch was recently the Assistant Program Director, Music Director and PM host for iHeartMedia's Country station "96.9 The Kat", WKKT in Charlotte, N.C. Read more

Former Fox Sports syndicated personality JT The Brick (John Tournour) joins the “Mad Dog Sports Radio” channel on SiriusXM. “Brick At Night” will air Sundays from 11pm-2am and Monday through Thursday from 11pm-3am, live from Las Vegas. Read more

Todd Starnes, who was recently ousted by Fox News Radio, continues his radio show and commentary feature via his own Starnes Media Group, distributed by Hamilton Strategies. Read more

Brooke Hunter joins Alpha Media AC “Star 96.7” WSSR Joliet. Hunter, who was previously heard in middays at iHeartMedia AC WLIT Chicago (93.9), will co-host mornings at “Star 96.7” with Kevin Collins, according to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder. Read more

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Alternative rock station "91X" XETRA-FM (AKA XTRA-FM) has named Marty Whitney as the new morning show host as of Oct 7. He'll be teamed with Danielle Stuht on the Comunicación XERSA-owned station, which serves the San Diego market. Read more

Friday, October 04, 2019

Sara Jean joins iHeartMedia Phoenix where she will serve as APD for AC “99.9 KEZ” KESZ and adult hits “95.5 The Mountain” KYOT-FM, effective Oct. 21. She will also host 6-8pm on KESZ and comes to Phoenix from iHeartMedia Spokane, where she served as Programming Assistant, Digital Director, and midday host on “Kiss 98.1” KISC. Read more

Chris Matthews is named PD/morning host at Cumulus Media country “Kissin 92.3” KIZN Boise. Matthews will be joined by Alana Lynn, who moves from middays to morning show co-host. He was most recently PD/afternoon host for iHeartMedia’s KBEB, prior to its flip to soft AC. Read more

Ron Parker exits afternoons at Cumulus Media classic hits WLS-FM Chicago (94.7). Chicago radio veteran Erin Carman, who was heard weekends on WLS-FM, will now host afternoons at the station, according to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder. Read more

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News elevates Stephanie Curtis to Director of Programming. Curtis was most recently Senior Producer of Audience Development and Engagement. Read more

Karina Cabreja is added to mornings at Cumulus Media CHR “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM Dallas. Cabreja joins the station from Midwest Communications CHR WIFC Wausau, WI (95.5), where she was also heard in mornings. Read more

Beasley Media Group CHR “B 103.9” WXKB Ft. Myers adds Amanda “Lil Brownie” Pizana as co-host of the “Big Mama & the Wild Bunch” morning show. Pizana, who joins the program Oct. 7, comes to WXKB from Cumulus Media CHR KLIF-FM Dallas (93.3), where she hosted nights. Read more

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Ben Husmann joins AccuRadio as Chief Operating Officer. Husmann comes to the company from NextRadio, where he served as Senior VP of Product. Read more

Cumulus Media Toledo Regional VP/Market Manager Andy Stuart exits the company, the Toledo Blade reports. Stuart had been with Cumulus since 2014 and previously spent more than a decade serving as Regional Market Manager for iHeartMedia predecessor Clear Channel. Read more

iHeartMedia names Kris Foley South Ohio Region President. In her new role, Foley will work closely with the programming, business and sales teams for all station brands in the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton markets. Foley was most recently serving as Vice President of Multi-Market Partnerships and Business Developments and has also served as Senior VP of Sales in North Ohio. Read more

iHeartMedia Senior VP Programming for Central California Steve Weed retires after nearly 50 years in the industry. Read more

Philadelphia radio veteran Ray Koob returns to Beasley Media Rock WMMR (93.3) for weekends and fill-ins. Koob, who was most recently part-time at Entercom crosstown classic hits WOGL (98.1), begins his third tour of duty with WMMR on Oct. 7. He previously spent 16 years in nights at Beasley classic rock sister WMGK, exiting in May 2018Read more

Cumulus Media Shreveport OM Jay Michaels adds the PD title at country KRMD-FM (101.1). Michaels also programs and is afternoon talent at hot AC “Q 97.3” KQHN. Read more

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Pedro Escalera (Pedro al aire), who served as PD/Morning Host on Spanish CHR “Latino 102.7” Austin, exits as Sinclair’s Waterloo Media takes control of the Emmis cluster. “Latino 102.7” aired on KLZT-HD2 and the Austin-licensed translator K274AX at 102.7. Escalera joined the cluster in 2009 and was part of the launch of both regional Mexican “La Z” KLZT (107.1) and “Latino 102.7.”He was named PD of “Latino 102.7” in May 2015. Read more

Former Sheriff Darren White joins Cumulus Media news/talk KKOB Albuquerque (770) where he will be heard from 1-3pm, effective Oct. 7. White served as Bernalillo County Sheriff from 2003-2009. Read more

Emmis country “97.1 Hank FM” WLHK Indianapolis debuts “Caleb & Mindy,” with Caleb James and Mindy Winkler. James most recently served as a PD at NRG Media Omaha, while Winkler has been doing weekends at soft AC sister “B-105.7” WYXB. Read more

Entercom recruits Scott Roddy as OM/PD of country “99.5 The Wolf” KWJJ-FM and hot AC “105.1 The Buzz” KRSK Portland, OR, effective Oct. 7. Roddy was most recently PD of Hubbard adult hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH St. Louis. At KWJJ Roddy replaces Mike Moore, who exited as part of Entercom budget cuts in August. Read more

Chris Roth is named PD of Entercom classic hits “94.7 The Drive” WIAD Washington. Roth, who has held multiple roles at DC-area radio groups, succeeds Steve Davis, who recently stepped down from his role as VP/Programming for the cluster and PD of WIAD rhythmic CHR sister WPGC. Read more