Monday, March 01, 2021

Kelsey Schuler joins Alpha Media country KGNC-FM Amarillo as MD/evening personality. Schuler, who was most recently with Cumulus Media Atlanta, will also handle Content Director responsibilities.  Read more

Cat Thomas plans to exit his role at Beasley Media Group Las Vegas for an opportunity outside of the radio industry on March 9. Thomas, who previously spent 27 years in the market with CBS Radio, returned to Vegas in November 2020 as Operations Manager, overseeing country “102.7 The Coyote” KCYE, classic hits KKLZ (96.3), talk KDWN (720), hot AC “Star 107.9” KVGS R&B oldies “Jammin105.7” KOAS, where he also serves as PD.  Read more

Sandee Bonita joins Beasley Media group R&B oldies “Jammin’ 105.7” KOAS Las Vegas for middays. Bonita was most recently with Entercom tropical “El Zol 107.9” WLZL Washington, DC.  Read more

Friday, February 26, 2021

Midwest Communications Duluth VP/Market Manager Shawn Skramstad retires after 47-years in the industry. Skramstad’s career began on the programming side before moving into sales and included positions at KDWB, WCCO, and KEEY Minneapolis prior to joining Red Rock Radio where he served as President and oversaw the Duluth/Superior market. He joined Midwest Communications when the company purchased Red Rock in 2017. Read more

Cox Media Group CHR “Hot 101.5” WPOI Tampa morning show producer Scott Tavlin adds the role of midday host. He succeeds Chase Pulido, who segues into a corporate role within the company’s digital department. Read more

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Entercom sports “1080 The Fan” KFXX Portland, OR moves “Dirt & Sprague,” Andy “Dirt” Johnson and Brandon Sprague, from 12-3pm to mornings. Current morning co-host Dusty Harrah moves to 12-3pm, joined by KOIN-TV spots anchor AJ McCord.  Read more

After a little more than a year hosting a syndicated night show for Salem Radio Network (SRN), Dan Proft will step away from the program on March 5. Proft filled the vacancy created when host Joe Walsh ran an unsuccessful bid for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination.  Read more

Curtis Media Group Lenoir, NC OM Nick Cash exits the cluster. Cash, who also hosted mornings on country WKVS (103.3) joined the group in October 2020. Cash joined the group after serving as OM for Townsquare Media Killeen, TX. He previously held the role of Brand Manager and afternoon personality at iHeartMedia country “102.7 The Wolf” KHGE Fresno for eight years.  Read more

Mark Vogelzang will retire from his role as President of Maine Public at the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Vogelzang joined the public media group, which operates seven radio stations throughout the state, in January 2012. Prior to joining Maine Public, he served as president of Vermont Public Radio for 16 years. Read more

Andrew Jeffries, iHeartMedia Executive VP of Programming, West is returning to his native New Zealand at the end of May, but will still hold a role within the company. Jeffries has been with iHeartMedia since 2008, joining as Program Director of Hot AC “104.3 My-FM” KBIG Los Angeles and “Star 101.3” KIOI San Francisco. He has been in his most recent role since 2015.  Read more

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sandye Taylor joins BMI as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, effective March 8. Taylor joins BMI from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), where she was the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the Capital Markets group since 2015.  Read more

Ted Patterson, who hosted afternoons and evenings at WBAL Baltimore (1090) in the 1970s, has passed away at the age of 76. Patterson also served as play-by-play announcer for UMBC and Towson State basketball and Morgan State and Navy football. In the early 1980s he called Baltimore Orioles games on TV Read more

Bob Shomper, Program Director at NRG Media news/talk KLIN Lincoln (1400), will retire April 2. Shomper, who has been with the station for four years, previously worked at WCCO Minneapolis, WLS and WGN Chicago, KTAR Phoenix, WBAP Dallas, KARN Little Rock and WTSO Madison.  Read more

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Veteran programmer John Lassman joins Tri-County Broadcasting “Rockin 101” WHMH-FM St. Cloud, MN as Operations Manager and morning host, effective March 1. Lassman replaces Aaron Imholte in mornings. He was most recently serving as Executive Producer of the “KQ Morning Show” at Cumulus Media classic rock KQRS-FM Minneapolis (92.5), a station he previously programmed.  Read more

Monday, February 22, 2021

John “The Professor” Clayton joins Bonneville sports “The Fan 104.3” KKFN Denver as Senior Broncos Writer for DenverFan.com. Clayton continues in his role at co-owned “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle, where he contributes to the morning and afternoon shows and hosts Saturdays from 8-11am. Read more

Industry veteran George Francis passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21. His career includes stops in Louisville, Cleveland, Greensboro, Shreveport and Greenville.  He also sold jingles for TM Studio.  Read more

Cincinnati radio and TV personality Pat Barry has died at the age of 69 due to complications from COVID-19. Barry spent the bulk of his radio career at Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC “Q102” WKRQ. After he left the radio industry, Barry served as a weatherman on WLWT-TV and WXIX-TV, WKRC-TV reports.  Read more

Zach Strief exits his role as play-by-play radio voice of the New Orleans Saints, heard on Entercom news/talk WWL-AM/FM New Orleans (870/105.3), to return to the team as a coach. Strief is a former offensive lineman for the Saints. Strief had been in the broadcast role for three years working with former Saints running back Deuce McAllister, who remains on as a color commentator. Read more

Mike Hsu is named to mornings at Cumulus Media “The Pike 100 FM” WWFX Worcester, MA, which evolves from classic hits to classic rock. Hsu, who hosted middays at the former WAAF, joined “The Pike” in August 2020, to host 6-8pm weeknights and Saturdays from 4-7pm.  Read more

Philadelphia radio veteran Cody Anderson has passed away at the age of 78 due to complications with COVID-19. Anderson is best known in the market for his long tenure as General Manager of iHeartMedia adult R&B WDAS-FM (105.3). During his career Anderson also served GM and later a host at WURD (900).  Read more

Rachel Ryan joins Cumulus Media country KSCS Dallas (96.3) for middays. Ryan transfers from CHR sister “Q99.7” WWWQ, where she handled middays until January, when she was replaced by Yvonne Monet. Ryan, who succeeds Michelle Rodriquez at KSCS, is familiar to the Dallas market as she has been tracking middays for CHR sister “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM.   Read more

Friday, February 19, 2021

iHeartMedia CHR “Z104.3” WZFT adds Mike Klein to afternoons. Klein, who most recently served as OM of SummitMedia Greenville, SC, previously worked in the adjacent Washington, DC market, at iHeartMedia CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT and country WMZQ-FM (98.7).  Read more

Mo Quick joins Radio One hip-hop/R&B “Hot 107.9” WHTA Atlanta as on-air personality and Local Content Creator for the Reach Media-syndicated “The Morning Hustle.” Quick was most recently at the company’s adult R&B WZAK Cleveland (93.1) and was previously part of the Superadio-syndicated “The Streetz Morning Takeover” at Core Communications Hip-Hop “Streetz 94.5.” Read more

Derrick Martin is named Market President of iHeartMedia Norfolk. Martin most recently served as Region President for iHeartMedia St. Louis and previously held the Market President role in Norfolk and now makes his return to the position. Read more

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Jenell Walton is named VP of Content at Cincinnati Public Radio where she will oversee all programming on classical WGUC (90.9) and non-news programming on news/talk sister WVXU (91.7), effective March 1. Walton succeeds Chris Phelps who will transfer to the role of Content VP Emeritus to assist with the transition before leaving the public media group after 30 years of service. Read more

Stellar Award winning and Dove Award nominated singer-songwriter Maurette Brown Clark joins JamJackJr Enterprises gospel “Philly’s Favor 100.7,” which broadcasts on the Mt. Holly, NJ-licensed translator W264BH at 100.7 with programming originating on Beasley Media Group’s WJBR-HD3 Wilmington, DE, for middays.  Read more

Roy Gregory, PD/morning host at Alpha Media country WCCQ Crest Hill, IL (98.3), exits after nearly three decades at the station. Weekend personality Anthony Koris will handle mornings on an interim basis, according to Chicago media reporter Robert FederRead more

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Shane Gibson, better known as Shane Brother Shane during AM top 40 radio’s heyday, died in Monday in Virginia at age 78.  Best known for his work in Buffalo at WKBW, WYSL and WGR in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Shane possessed a unique jive-talkin’ style and deep affection for Buffalo, embodied in signature Shane-isms such as, “Buffalo – She’s big, she’s bad, and she knows how to boogie!”  Read more

Radio industry veteran Ted Dorf recently passed away at the age of 94 after a 20-year bout with cancer. Dorf is best known for his role as VP/GM of the former WGAY and WWRC in Washington, DC.  Read more

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

DJ Blakjak is elevated to APD of Cumulus Media hip-hop/R&B “Blazin’ 92.3” WLZN and CHR sister “B95.1” WMGB Macon. DJ Blakjak, who has been with “Blazin’ 92.3” since 2008, continues as 3-9pm host at there. Read more

Jasmine Johnson is named VP of Sales for iHeartMedia Milwaukee. Johnson, who began her career as an intern at the company’s hip-hop/R&B “V100.7” WKKV-FM, has served on various teams at top companies including Walgreens, Pfizer Inc. and ManpowerGroup throughout her 10-year career. Read more

Aaron Axelsen, best known for his long stint as APD/MD of Entercom modern rock KITS San Francisco (105.3), is named Head of Programming for Flood Media’s audio division “Flood FM.” Axelsen will oversee programming of the 24/7 digital audio outlet. Read more

Dave Benson and Bobby Guy are paired for mornings at Townsquare Media rock WRKR Kalamazoo, MI (107.7). Guy was previously in afternoons at the station, while Benson joins the station from CHR sister WKFR-FM Battle Creek, MI (103.3). Read more

Jacob Hester moves from middays to mornings at Guaranty Broadcasting “104.5 ESPN” WNXX Baton Rouge, joining T-Bob Hebert on “Off the Bench” weekday mornings from 7a-10a. Both hosts are former LSU National Championship football players. Read more

Friday, February 12, 2021

Kirsten Watson is added to the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team as a reporter and host, where she will contribute to the pre- and post-game shows on iHeartMedia sports KLAC Los Angeles (570) and SportsNet LA game broadcasts and studio programming. She comes to the organization after two years serving as a reporter and host with Spectrum SportsNet. Read more

Mark Kaye is stepping down from his role as morning co-host at Cox Media Group CHR WAPE-FM Jacksonville (95.1) to focus on his 10am-12pm program at news/talk sister WOKV-FM (104.5). Kaye has been hosting mornings at WAPE-FM since 2007 and began his talk show on WOKV-FM in December 2017. Read more

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Sean Fisher (Fish) exits mornings at Saga Communications rock “Lazer 103.3” KAZR Des Moines. Heather Lee remains in place as the station searches for new co-host. The two debuted in mornings at KAZR in November 2020. Read more

International broadcast software firm Wedel Software has named Nate Butler Director of North American Sales. Nate has previously worked with iHeart Media, Orbital Networks and ATX Networks, manufacturer of the XDS Satellite receivers. Read more

Beasley Media Group Augusta names Blaine Jackson Digital Program Director. Jackson was most recently PD/afternoon host at iHeartMedia crosstown country “105.7 The Bull” WLUB, exiting in January 2020.  Read more

Cumulus Media classic rock “99.9 The Hawk” WODE-FM Allentown-Bethlehem, PA promotes morning show producer Joel Shimer to co-host of the morning show, which is re-christened “The Hawk Morning Show with Rick and Joel.” Shimer has been serving as producer of the program, hosted by Rick Michaels, since May 2019.  Read more