Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lynda Lopez returns to Entercom news WCBS New York (880) as Midday News Anchor and Special Projects Reporter. Lopez, who served as News Anchor and Correspondent for the station from 2009-2016, succeeds Pat Farnack who retired in December 2019. Read more

Lotus Communications AC “94.9 Mix FM” KMXZ-FM Tucson promotes weekender Syndi Long to afternoons. “Syndi will be a great addition to the 94.9 Mix FM family. She has proven herself over and over again with her high energy and talent,” OM/PD Larry Mac said in a release. Read more

iHeartMedia AC “K103” KKCW Portland, OR debuts “K103 Mornings with Stacey & Mike,” featuring Stacey Lynn and Mike Chase, effective Feb. 3. Lynn segues from afternoons to mornings, while Chase was most recently hosting mornings at Entercom crosstown country “99.5 The Wolf” KWJJ, until his exit in OctoberRead more

iHeartMedia CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS-FM San Diego adds Frankie V to mornings, paired with Geena The Latina. Frankie V, who comes to “Channel 93.3” from mornings at urban contemporary sister “Jam’N 95.7” KSSX, replaces Steve Kramer, who exits. Read more

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Carlos Barrionuevo has been named a Director at Public Media Company, where he will focus on local media growth strategies. Barrionuevo was most recently Director of Business Development at NPR. Read more

Joe Donnarumma is named President and General Manager of Univision Arizona, effective February 10. Donnarumma will oversee all aspects of station operations for Univision Arizona’s television, radio, digital and social media properties. Read more

Connie Breeze, APD/MD/midday personality at Beasley Media Group R&B oldies “Jammin 105.7” KOAS Las Vegas, exits to focus on her independent voiceover and imaging work. During her decade at KOAS, Davis has hosted mornings, evenings and middays. Read more

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cumulus Media hot AC “B 98.5” KURB Little Rock morning co-host Robyn Cisar exits. Cisar was one-half of the “Kevin and Robyn Show” with Kevin Idol. Read more

Danny Cunningham, who covered the Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA for Hubbard sports “Skor Noth” KSTP (1500) Minneapolis, exits. “I found out today that my contract with Skor North was not being renewed and as of now I'm a free agent,” Cunningham posted to Twitter. “It was unexpected and I'm not sure what's next for me.”   Read more

Matt Fishman is named Director of Content of Karma Brands “ESPN Cleveland” WKNR (850). Fishman started his sports radio career in 1994 as an intern at “670 The Score” WSCR Chicago and has worked in sports radio in Kansas City and at SiriusXM. He joins Good Karma from Barrett Sports Media, where he served as a writer. Read more

“Alabama’s Morning Show with Suzanne and Chris,” featuring Suzanne Wynn and Chris Wright launched on a trio of Marble City Media radio stations: AC “AU100” WAUE Waverly; “Kix Country 96.3,” which airs on WSGN (1050) and the Alexander City-licensed translator W242CP at 96.3; and AC “98.3 Fox FM” WFXO Stewartville. Read more

Randi West is named Program Director of Hubbard hot AC WRMF “97.9” West Palm Beach and CHR “Party 96.3,” which airs on the Jupiter-licensed translator W242CI at 96.3 and WMBX-HD2. West joins Hubbard after serving as PD for iHeartMedia AC “Mix 100.7” WMTX Tampa. Read more

Jennifer Roberts, afternoon co-host/traffic reporter at Hubbard hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago, exits the station for a position outside of the industry. Roberts has been with WTMX since joining in 2004 as an intern, according to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder. Read more

Friday, January 17, 2020

NRG Media hot AC “Sweet 98.5” KQKQ-FM Omaha moves afternoon talent Laura Blenkush to mornings, paired with Nikki Oswald to form “Sweet 98.5 Mornings with Nikki & Laura,” the only all-female morning show in the market. Read more

Martin Kilcoyne, 10am-12pm co-host on McKernan Radio Group sports KFNS St. Louis (590), exits. It was the third stint at the station for Kilcoyne, who is also sports director at KTVI-TV. Read more

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cumulus Media Fort Walton Beach promotes Ashley Allegretto to VP/Market Manager. Allegretto was most recently Regional Sales Manager, Digital for the Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola stations. Read more

Entercom country “99.5 The Wolf” KMJJ Portland names Nick Steele and Kristen Flowers-Steele its new morning hosts, effective Jan. 22. “Nick and Kristen” arrive from Bonneville AC KOIT San Francisco, where the married couple hosted mornings for three years prior to their announced departure in December 2019. Read more

Doug MacGunnigle is elevated to Program Director of Cumulus Media talk WPRO (630) and talk/business news WPRV (790) Providence. MacGunnigle was most recently APD of the WPRO. He succeeds Neil Larrimore, who exited in September 2019. Read more

Hubbard modern rock KDKB Phoenix (93.3) officially names Kacie Kozman to middays. Kozman has been covering the daypart since the departure of Ian Camfield in December 2019. Read more

Cumulus Media “Hot Talk 560” KSFO San Francisco morning man Brian Sussman, who has been on a medical leave of absence since October, announces his retirement. Read more

Hubbard country “B105” WUBE-FM Cincinnati night host Matt Cooper exits. “I’m no longer with B105 and Hubbard Radio,” Cooper posted to FacebookRead more

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Waterloo Media rock KLBJ-FM Austin (93.7) morning men, “Dudley and Bob + Matt,” posted that they are moving to afternoons, after waking up the city for 33 years. Read more

Entercom modern rock “Alt 103.7” KVIL Dallas names Ian Camfield afternoon host, succeeding Mark who moves to mornings. Read more

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Philip March, PD of Cumulus Media urban AC “Hot 107.7” WUHT Birmingham, exits. March joined the station in February 201 Read more

Philadelphia radio veteran Jerry Stevens passed away Friday, Jan. 10 at the age of 85. Stevens was a jock on the former WIBG Philadelphia from 1960-1967. He also served as the first Program Director of WMMR Philadelphia from 1970-1977 and returned for a second stint programming the station after launching the “disco era” on WCAU. Read more

Howard University urban AC WHUR-FM Washington midday talent Triscina Grey and “Quiet Storm” host Jeff Brown exit the station, with no immediate replacements named. Grey had been with the station since 1991, while Brown was with WHUR-FM for 15 years. Read more

Monday, January 13, 2020

Joel Chaseman, the General Manager of WINS New York in 1965 when the station switched from rock and roll to all-news, died Saturday morning at his home in Maryland. He was 93. Read more

Big Smoothie moves from nights to afternoons at Galaxy Communications “K-Rock” WKRL Syracuse (10.9)/WKLL Utica-Rome (94.9). Smoothie succeeds Rainman, who moves into a larger role at sports sister ESPN Syracuse (WSGO and WTLA) and ESPN Utica-Rome (WIXT, WRNY and WTLB), where he will host The Sportszilla Show on ESPN Syracuse (3-4 pm) and ESPN Utica/Rome (5-6pm). Rainman will also track nights on “K-Rock.” Read more

Paul Cannell, PD at Cumulus Media modern rock “Alt 92.3” WZRH, country “Nash FM 106.1” WRKN and classic hits “106.7 The Krewe” KKND New Orleans, exits. Cannell joined the group in August 2017 from the PD post at Sunrise Broadcasting modern rock WRMR (98.7) Wilmington, NC. Read more

Max Media AC “92.9 The Wave” WVBW Norfolk recruits market veteran Jay West for afternoons. West has been in the market since the mid-90s. He has previous experience in Philadelphia, Houston, Buffalo and Milwaukee. Read more

Annie Leamy is named morning host at iHeartMedia AC Q92” WRNQ Poughkeepsie. Leamy was most recently part pf “Todd & Jayde in the Morning” on the former WPLJ New York. She succeeds Joe Daily, “The Morning Mayor of Hudson Valley,” who stepped down from mornings in December. Read more

Entercom Houston General Sales Manager Bob Mackay is elevated to Senior VP/Market Manager for the company’s Austin cluster, effective Jan. 27. Read more

Friday, January 10, 2020

Maria O’Mara, General Manager of University of Utah news/talk KUER-FM Salt Lake City (90.1), has been elevated to Executive Director of KUER-FM and “PBS Utah” KUED-TV. Read more

Hall Communications adult hits “Max 98.3” WWRZ Lakeland-Winter Haven elevates morning man Eric Michaels to Program Director. Michaels assumes the PD role from Operations Manager Mike James, who is retiring this month. Read more

Channah Hanberg is named General Manager of Crista Media contemporary Christian “Spirit 105.3” KCMS and religious teaching KCIS (630) Seattle. Hanberg joined the company in 2008, most recently serving as General Sales Manager for the stations. Read more

Programming veteran Mary Ellen Kachinske is named Operations Manager for Cumulus Media Providence. Kachinske will also serve as Program Director for AC “Lite Rock 105” WWLI. Kachinske was most recently Program Director at Hubbard “Mix 101.9” WTMX, where she spent 18 years before exiting in November 2018. Read more

Alana Lujan is named Director of Sales for Entercom Houston, effective January 27. Lujan comes to Entercom from Cox Media Group Jacksonville, where she held the same title. Read more

Cromwell Media Group rock “102.9 Buzz” WBUZ Nashville PD Zigz (Chris Cox) relinquishes his PD title but will continue hosting middays. Cox, who has been with the station for 17 years, is relocating to Illinois for family reasons. Read more

Thursday, January 09, 2020

All Pro Broadcasting rhythmic CHR “Hot 103.9” KHTI Riverside hires Santiago Romero for afternoons/ Romero was most recently at Entercom CHR KLUC-FM Las Vegas (98.5), where he handles Production and Imaging and was on-air. Read more