Friday, September 25, 2020

iHeartMedia soft AC KSOF Fresno (98.9) adds “Valentine in the Morning” to its on-air lineup, effective immediately. Teri-Ann Schlesse moves to middays with the addition of the program, which is based at hot AC sister “104.3 My FM” KBIG Los Angeles. Read more

Freddy Mac is added to afternoons at Hubbard hot AC “Q102” WKRQ Cincinnati, where he joins co-host Natalie Jones and succeeds “Jon Jon” Curl, who exited in July. Mac was previously midday host at Wheeler Broadcasting CHR “K92” WXLK Roanoke. Read more

Entercom modern rock KNRK Portland, OR (94.7) afternoon host Gustav has exited after 25 years with the station. Gustav also hosted the Saturday night “EDM/PDX” specialty program.  Read more

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Jim Raimo, Brand Manager for Entercom AC WMAS (94.7) and country WHLL (1450) Springfield, MA has passed away at the age of 51 after recently being diagnosed with cancer. Read more

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) names James Ragsdale Executive Director. Ragsdale succeeds John Poray, the first full-time executive director hired by the SBE Board of Directors, who is retiring at the end of the year. Read more

Chris Tyler, Townsquare Media Lansing Director of Content and afternoon host at country WITL (100.7), is exiting the cluster Friday, Sept. 25. Read more

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Orion Samuelson, business reporter at Nexstar talk WGN Chicago (720) will retire at the end of the year. The 86-year-old Samuelson has been with WGN for 60 years reporting on business and agriculture.  Read more

Jeff Morad, PD/morning host at Northshire Communications modern rock WEQX Manchester, VT (102.7), is elevated to Operations Manager.  Read more

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Clear Media Networks recruits network veteran Chris Leonard as Executive VP of Affiliate and Business Development. Leonard’s 30-years of network experience includes VP of Affiliate Sales at Total Traffic & Weather Network (TTWN), Westwood One and Metro Networks. Read more

Roger Todd joins Midwest Communications AC “B97.5” WJXB-FM Knoxville for mornings. Todd joins Ashely Adams and Michele Silva at “B97.5” and succeeds Brad Jeffries.  Read more

Nate West Dugger, who serves as APD/MD at New South Radio CHR “Y101” WYOY joins country sister “U96” WUSJ for mornings, partnered with Traci Lee.  Read more

TLC moves from middays to mornings at Marker Broadcasting country “Big 106” KPLM Palm Springs, succeeding Randy Houston. She joins morning news anchor Tommy Carrera, who will remain on air until 9am, while TLC continues until 12pm.  Read more

Monday, September 21, 2020

Abby Jessen is named the Director of Branding and Programming for Cox Media Group hot AC “Mix 96.5” KRAV-FM Tulsa. Jensen has been serving in a similar capacity for the company in Athens, GA. Additionally, CMG names Rudy Murrieta Managing Editor of KOKI-TV. Read more

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Chief Content Officer Maja Mrkoci is resigning, effective Oct. 2. Mrkoci is stepping down to focus on the online schooling of her two middle school-aged children and to plan the next phase in her career. Read more

Jeff Kinzbach, morning man at Rubber City Radio classic rock WONE Cleveland (97.5), will retire Wednesday, Sept. 30. Kinzbach has been in the market since 1969 and, along with Ed “Flash” Ferenc, hosted mornings at WMMS from 1976-1994. He joined WONE in 2013.  Read more

Mary Sandberg Boyle has been elevated to Vice President/General Manager at Nexstar talk WGN Chicago (720). Sandberg Boyle was officially named GM of the station in December 2019 after serving in the role on an interim basis since September 2019 and has been with the station since 2015, previ… Read more

Friday, September 18, 2020

Todd Alan is named Program Director of Zimmer Radio country “Clear 99” KCLR-FM Colombia, MO. Alan, who was previously APD/afternoon host at iHeartMedia CHR KUUL Davenport, succeeds Jamie Mac, who exited in July. Read more

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Randy Houston joins Ranch Radio classic country “92.3 The Ranch” KRNH San Antonio as Program Director and morning host. Houston succeeds Richard Lee, who retired in July.  Read more

Dakota Woods joins Townsquare Media Lawton, OK as Market Manager/Chief Revenue Officer. Woods comes to the cluster from Gray Television’s KSWO-TV, where he served as LSM and Digital Sales Manager. He previously worked in the Townsquare Media Lawton sales department. Read more

Hall Communications country WPCV Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (97.5) morning host Roger Todd exits after nearly 14 years with the station. Todd is relocating to Knoxville for a soon-to-be-announced position.  Read more

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Joe Pitt joins religious broadcaster Moody Radio as Program Director of its digital channels “Praise and Worship” and “Majesty Radio: Hymns and Inspirational Favorites.” Pitt was most recently MD/Midday Host at Mid-West Family Broadcasting “95.3 The Bull” WRTB Rockford, IL.  Read more

Dave Gillen is named Program Director at Kenmore Broadcasting Communications adult standards WEBR Buffalo (1440). Gillen has been serving as National Sales Manager since the station’s relaunch in July.  Read more

Townsquare Media country WITL-FM Lansing (100.7) debuts a new morning show Wednesday, Sept. 16 featuring format veterans Cadillac Jack and Erica Gray.  Read more

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Bonneville Seattle names Jim Richmond Director of Sales, succeeding Cathy Cangiano who was recently elevated to Senior VP/Market Manager. Richmond, a 20-year industry veteran, was most recently General Sales Manager for Entercom San Francisco. Read more

Monday, September 14, 2020

With Rob Stone and Holy Hutton now hosting evenings across Entercom’s country stations, WYCD Detroit (99.5) creates a new afternoon show comprised of Sean “Coop” Tabler and Sarah Thomas. Coop was most recently in middays at WYCD and tracking mornings at hot AC sister WTDY-FM Philadelphia (96.5), while Thomas has most recently been in nights at WYCD. Read more

With the addition of KROQ Los Angeles (106.7) Midday Personality to “FM 101.9” WQMP Orlando, APD/MD Mel Sorrentino moves to middays at classic hits sister “105.9 Sunny FM” WOCL. Sorrentino replaces Grace Vasquez at WOCL. Read more

Merv Johnson, former coach and radio analyst for Oklahoma State University football, has retired. Read more

Amanda “Ice” Habrowski is elevated to Content Director of Alpha Media CHR “Live 95.5” KBFF Portland, OR. Habrowski has been serving as APD/MD and continues in middays. She assumes day-to-day programming of “Live 95.5” from Executive VP of Content Phil Becker.  Read more

Chris Booker returns to Entercom modern rock “Alt 92.3” WNYL New York as Afternoon Host. Booker, most recently with the company’s CHR “97.1 Amp” KAMP Los Angeles, succeeds Corey B, who is now in mornings with Cane. Read more

With the addition of the United Stations-syndicated “Backstage Country” to nights at Beasley Media Group country WXTU Philadelphia (92.5), Charlie Maxx moves to 12-3pm, while PD Mark Razz shifts to 10-12pm.  Read more

Afternoon Host Josh “JT” Holleman exits Hubbard country WIL St. Louis. He joined the station for nights in 2016 from then CBS Radio CHR WDZH Detroit.  Read more

Friday, September 11, 2020

APD/MD Andy Hall is elevated to Program Director at Saga rock “Lazer 103.3” KAZR Des Moines. Hall, who also hosts afternoons, succeeds Ryan Patrick who exited in June.  Read more

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Carrie Grant is named Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for Townsquare Media Quincy-Hannibal. Grant joins the group from Nexstar Broadcasting Springfield, MO, where she served as Director of Digital Media and National Sales Manager.  Read more

Randy Bliss exits his position as Operations Manager for Beasley Media Group Fayetteville, NC and opens up RCB Productions.  Read more

Steve Dent joins Cumulus Media rock “93.9X” WNDX Indianapolis for mornings. Dent was most recently PD and on-air personality for iHeartMedia modern rock WZDA and classic rock WTUE Dayton. He succeeds Abe Kanan, who exited in June as part of the company’s 3% reduction in its workforce.  Read more

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Beasley Media Group country WKLB-FM Boston (102.5) elevates MD/Marketing Director Dawn Santolucito to Assistant Program Director, while retaining her marketing responsibilities. Meanwhile, morning show Producer Jim Clerkin adds on Music Director responsibilities.  Read more

Waterloo Media hot AC “Star 93.3” KGSR Austin names Jay Michaels Program Director. Michaels most recently programmed NRG Media hot AC “Sweet 98.5” KQKQ, rhythmic CHR “Power 106.9” and adult hits “101.9 The Keg” KOOO Omaha. Michaels previously programmed “Mega 93.3” KXMG, which formerly occup… Read more

Nilda Rosario joins Janeiro Matos on “El Jukeo de Nueva York,” 3-7pm on Spanish Broadcasting System tropical “Mega 97.9” WSKQ-FM New York. Rosario has been serving as a TV anchor for more than 15 years, but began her broadcasting career in the radio industry. Read more