Friday, March 27, 2020

Saga Communications adult alternative “106.1 The Corner” WCNR Charlottesville’s Kendall Stewart is upped to PD and moves from afternoons to mornings. Stewart, who will retain her MD title, succeeds Jeff Sweatman, who recently resigned. Read more

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Summitmedia rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.1” WHZT Greenville-Spartanburg hires Jeff Lewis Neal aboard as Producer of “The Dex and Barbie T Morning Show,” which is also carried by sister stations rhythmic CHR “Hot 104.5” WKHT Knoxville and CHR “Power 104.3” KPHW Honolulu. Read more

Frosty Stillwell, one-third of the “Frosty, Heidi & Frank” morning show on Meruelo Media classic rock KLOS Los Angeles (95.5), has been furloughed due to “decreased advertising revenue” following the outbreak of the coronavirus. Read more

Monday, March 23, 2020

Entravision Spanish CHR “Viva 103.1” KDLD/KDLE Los Angeles debuts “El Show del Mandril,” with market veteran Ricardo Sanchez “El Mandril.” Read more

Friday, March 20, 2020

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters Telecommunication Education Management Foundation (NABOB) names Robert Brooks Social Media Associate. Brooks is a media industry veteran with over 15 years of experience specializing in content and sales development who currently serves as Digital Solutions Specialist at Howard University urban AC WHUR-FM Washington (96.3). Read more

Brand Manager AJ Dukette exits Townsquare Media AC WHOM Portland, ME (94.9). Dukette also co-hosted mornings at the station. He joined the station in 2015, after spending 15 years as OM/PD with Binnie Media in Concord, NH and its predecessors Nassau Broadcasting and Vox Radio Group. Read more

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mediaco/Emmis names Jonathan Bates VP/Brand Partnerships at rhythmic CHR “Hot 97” WQHT and urban AC WBLS (107.5) New York, effective March 23. He comes to the station from The Shadow League, a sports-focused digital publication, where he served as Executive VP of Sales. Read more

Evening host Justin Kaufmann exits Nexstar talk WGN Chicago (720). “I’ve been a part of the WGN family for the past five years, so it’s hard to say goodbye,” Kaufmann said at the end of his Wednesday (March 17) program, according to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder. Read more

Entercom sports WFNZ Charlotte (610) PD Tony “The Hitman” DiGiacomo exits after 13 years with the station. “It was an honor to be part of WFNZ, working with some of the best talent in the business, and help the station become an important part of the Charlotte sports community,” DiGiacomo said in a statement. Read more

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bridgett Knupp is elevated to Market President of iHeartMedia Harrisonburg, VA. Knupp has been serving as Senior VP of Sales for the cluster since 2011. Read more

Programming veteran Eddie Haskell joins Max Media Norfolk-Virginia Beach as VP of Operations and Programming, effective April 1. Haskell will also serve as Brand Manager and Afternoon Host at country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH-FM. Read more

Matt Davis joins Times-Shamrock classic rock “100.7 The Bay” Baltimore for middays, effective March 23. Known in the market for his time at Hearst “98 Rock” WIYY, Davis also worked at SiriusXM, and the former WXRK New York and WYSP Philadelphia. Read more

Monday, March 16, 2020

David Kane is named Senior VP of Programming for iHeartMedia Modesto-Stockton. Kane will also serve as PD of AC “Sunny 102.3” KJSN and “Rock 96.7” KMRQ. Read more

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Viktor Wilt, PD/morning host at Riverbend Communications active rock “K-Bear 101” KCVI Blackfoot, ID, adds the PD title at CHR sister “Z 103” KFTZ. Read more

Educational Media Foundation Vice President of Radio Randy Chase has exited the company over “philosophical differences,” HisAir reports. Chase joined the Christian broadcaster in 2013 and was previously PD of Cox Media Group country “Y 100” KCYY San Antonio. Read more

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Veteran producer Brent Hatley exits his role as Senior Producer of the “Howard Stern Show” at SiriusXM. Hatley previously produced programs for Bubba the Love Sponge and Marilu Henner. Read more

Taylor Dickson joins Nick Kessler in mornings at Townsquare Media modern rock WRRV Newburgh-Middletown (92.7), which is also simulcast on WRRB Poughkeepsie (96.9). She will also serve as MD of the station. Read more

Mel Rose joins Curtis Media Group CHR “Pulse FM” WWPL/WPLW (96.9/102.5) Raleigh for middays, effective March 16. Rose is also named Promotions Director for “Pulse FM” and hot AC sister “Star 92.9,” which airs on WPLW (570) and the Raleigh-licensed translator W225DF at 92.9. Read more

Stephen Clark exits his role as morning co-host at Entercom classic hits WOMC Detroit (104.3). Clark, a former TV news anchor, plans to focus on his musical career, but will continue in a part-time role at the station and sister country WYCD. Read more

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting CHR WKHQ-FM Traverse City (105.9) names Robby Bridges PD morning host and Rochelle Gagnon Promotions Director morning co-host, effective March 30. “Robby and Rochelle” were most recently in afternoons Townsquare Media classic hits “The Shark” WSAK Portsmouth (102.1), where Bridges also served as OM of the cluster. Read more

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Joey Fortman is named Morning Host and Digital Media Specialist at Bonneville AC KOIT San Francisco. Fortman is the founder of “Reality Moms,” a multimedia digital influencer agency and engaging social media platforms. Her previous on-air experience includes hosting shows in Chicago and Philadelphia. Read more

Kimmie Caruba joins Pacific Media Group rhythmic CHR “102.7 Da Bomb” KDDB Honolulu as morning co-host. Caruba, who was most recently night host at Entercom country “US99” WUSN Chicago, joins Keola Lui-Kwan on “The Keola Show.” Read more

Monday, March 09, 2020

Casey Daniels is named OM of Adams Radio Group Tallahassee and PD of country “103.1 The Wolf” WWOF. Daniels, who has spent the last six years as a producer/host at WSBT-TV South Bend, previously worked at WZPL Indianapolis, WZOW/WWLV South Bend, WHZZ Lansing and WCSX Detroit. Read more

iHeartMedia Custom Programming VP of Operations Michael Albl exits the company. Albl spent more than three decades with iHeartMedia and its predecessors, serving as VP of Programming/GM of The Format Lab, Executive VP of Marketing of Critical Mass Media and Corporate Programmer/Marketing Director for Jacor Communications.  Read more

iHeartMedia “NewsTalk 550” KFYI Phoenix moves “The Conservative Circus with James T. Harris” from afternoons to mornings, succeeding Mike Broomhead, who exited in January and is now in mornings at Bonneville crosstown talk KTAR-FM (92.3). Read more

Entravision appoints Bernice Lopez Smith to Senior Vice President and Debbie Flores to Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions, based in McAllen, TX. Smith joins from R Communications, where she served as Business Development Manager. Flores was most recently Local Sales Manager at KRGV-TV McAllen. Read more

Brian Zepp returns to Cumulus Media classic rock KQRS-FM Minneapolis (92.5) as co-host of the “KQ Morning Show with Tom Barnard.” Zepp previously spent 19 years with KQRS before leaving to host mornings at Silver Star Communications classic rock “The Eagle” KBZM Big Sky, MT. Read more

iHeartMedia Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas names Michelle Boros morning host. Boros was most recently with Entercom CHR “KAMP-FM Los Angeles, where she was MD and hosted middays until her April 2018 exit. Read more

Veteran producer Gary Saunders joins the Tracy Johnson Media Group working with its Personality Magnet Show Prep Service. Saunders is Executive Producer of the Compass Media Networks-syndicated “DeDe In The Morning” and serves as APD of Service Broadcasting irban contemporary “K104” KKDA-FM Dallas. Read more

Friday, March 06, 2020

Levi Jessen is named Director of Promotions for iHeartMedia country “K102” KEEY-FM Minneapolis. It’s a return to the station for Jessen, who was most recently APD prior to exiting in January. He also served as Director of Promotions for the station from 2014-2015. Read more

Brian Mo, PD/afternoon co-host of Connoisseur Media country WFRE Frederick, MD (99.9), is exiting for a position outside of the radio industry. Mo will continue with the station until April 3 as a search for his successor begins. Read more

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Martin Sheehan is named Director of Sales for Vic Canales Media Group classic rock “The Surf” WSVU (960), which is simulcast on the West Palm Beach W233CJ at 92.5 and the North Palm Beach-licensed translator W269DS 101.7, and “True Oldies Channel,” which airs on the North Palm Beach-licensed translator W240CI at 95.9 and the Jupiter-licensed translator W295BJ at 106.9. Read more

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Beth Nifong is named General Sales Manager at Cox Media Group Atlanta, effective March 9. Nifong comes to the company from Beasley Media Group Charlotte, most recently serving as GSM. Read more

Nathan James joins SummitMedia Omaha in the newly-created role of Digital Content Manager. James comes to the company from Adams Media Group Salisbury-Ocean City, where he served as Director of Marketing Partnerships and Promotions and PD/afternoon personality for country “US 98.5” WUSX. Read more

Entercom Country “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF Seattle Program Director Drew Bland will exit the station at the end of the month. Bland is moving to Nashville for a yet-to-be-disclosed record industry position. MD Alex Halverson will handle programming responsibilities on an interim basis after Bland’s exit. Read more

Monday, March 02, 2020

Todd Herman segues back to Bonneville talk “770 The Truth” KTTH Seattle as morning host. Herman, who previously hosted afternoons at the station, was moved to afternoons at news/talk sister KIRO-FM (97.3) as part of the “The Candy, Mike and Todd Show” in January 2019. Herman replaces Saul Spady in mornings at KTTH. Read more

Morning duo Rich “Rizzo” Deaver and Jeff Daly part ways with MacDonald Garber Broadcasting CHR “106 KHQ” WKHQ-FM Traverse City. Read more