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Terry Foster Retires From 97.1 The Ticket Detroit

Terry Foster has announced his retirement from co-hosting afternoons at CBS Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit effective immediately. Foster has co-hosted the daypart with Mike Valenti since 2004, first on 1270 WXYT and later moving with the station to 97.1 in 2007. His retirement comes after suffering a stroke last August that kept him out until returning in January. Foster will continue with his other position as a columnist for The Detroit News, where he has worked since 1988. Terry Foster, co-host of the “Valenti and Foster” show on WXYT-FM/97.1 The Ticket, has retired from the station, effective immediately. As Foster has openly shared with listeners over the last several months, he suffered a stroke and was on medical leave for much of the second half of 2016. He re...Read More

Jeff Wyatt Named iHeartMedia Baltimore SVP/Programming; Tommy Chuck WASH-FM PD

iHeartMedia has appointed Jeff Wyatt as SVP/Programming for its Baltimore MD cluster. Wyatt had been serving as VP/Programming for the company’s Virginia-Carolina region overseeing stations in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh NC, Greenville SC, and Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke and Winchester VA. He also was Program Director for Country “96.9 The Kat” WKKT Statesville/Charlotte. In his new position, Wyatt will be Program Director of Country 93.1 WPOC and Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” WQSR while overseeing CHR “Z104.3” WZFT and Gospel “Heaven 600” WCAO. Along with the appointment of Wyatt, iHeart has announced that Tommy Chuck, Program Director of CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC and WPOC will add simil...Read More

E93 Savannah Names BigMMike as PD

Cumulus Media is transferring Mike ‘BigMMike’ Bell to the Program Director position at Urban “E93” 93.1 WEAS-FM Springfield/Savannah GA. Bell joins WEAS-FM from the Program Director position at Cumulus Urban 106.3 WYNN-FM Florence SC. Prior to joining WYNN-FM in March 2016, Bell has worked at WFXE Columbus GA, KBLZ Tyler TX, KBTT Shreveport LA, WKPO Madison and WXSS Milwaukee WI. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 15-year radio broadcasting professional Mike (“Big Mike”) Bell as Program Director for WEAS-FM/E93, Savannah’s Hip Hop and R&B Leader. Bell moves to the Mainstream Urban station from Cumulus Media-Florence, SC, where he is currently Program Director for Mainstream Urban WYNN-FM. Prior to joining Cumulus, he held Assistant Program Director a...Read More

Todd Feinberg Joins WTIC For Afternoons

Former 680 WRKO Boston morning host Todd Feinberg will join CBS News/Talk 1080 WTIC Hartford for 3-6pm afternoons starting Monday, April 24. Feinberg replaces the Sports based show hosted by Joe D’Ambrosio and Andy Gresh. D’Ambrosio was let go following Gresh’s exit to join Cumulus News/Talk 630 WPRO Providence earlier this month. Feinberg co-hosted mornings at WRKO from 2007-2012 after prevously hosting nights and late mornings and has worked as a fill-in host at various New England stations since. He also hosted a syndicated weekend show from 2003-2009. The next era of afternoon drive on WTIC AM NewsTalk1080 begins Monday, April 24th when the station launches “Afternoons with Todd Feinburg” airing weekdays from 3 to 6pm. “Todd is a familiar voice on NewsTalk 1080 having...Read More

Nash Director of Programming John Shomby Adds WKDF Duties

John Shomby will add Program Director duties for Cumulus Country “103.3 Nash-FM” WKDF Nashville on on top of his duties as Director of Programming for all of the company’s NASH branded programming based in the city. Shomby succeeds Charlie Cook as WKDF Program Director. Cook remains in place as Cumulus Media’s VP/Country, VP/Operations for Cumulus Nashville, and Program Director of “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM. Shomby joined Cumulus in February 2016 as NASH Director of Programming overseeing the Ty, Kelly and Chuck morning show, NASH Nights Live, Blair Garner Show, and American Country Countdown. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted John Shomby to Program Director of NASH FM 103.3 (WKDF) in Nashville; in addition to the NASH Director of Programming po...Read More

Billy Madison Show Added At Rock 98.9 Seattle

Hubbard Radio Rock “Rock 98.9” KVRQ Seattle has announced the addition of The Billy Madison Show for mornings starting Monday, April 24. Based at Cox Media’s 99.5 KISS-FM San Antonio, KVRQ becomes Madison’s sixth and largest market. The show also airs in Corpus Christi, Palm Springs, Salisbury and Tampa. KVRQ had been jockless in mornings since it launched its Rock format in March 2016. Hubbard Radio Seattle welcomes The Billy Madison Show, Mornings on ROCK 98.9 KVRQ. The announcement came today from Marc Kaye, Hubbard Radio VP/Market Manager Seattle. “Billy had me at hello”, said VP/Market Manager Marc Kaye.  “The first time I met Billy, Derek and Nard, I knew the Billy Madison Show was going to be a part of Rock 98.9 and a huge part indeed.” Dave Numme, KVRQ’s Pro...Read More

Russell Rush Promoted To KXXM Program Director

iHeartMedia has promoted Russell Rush to Program Director of CHR “Mix 96.1” KXXM San Antonio. Rush has been with KXXM since 2005 and added APD and Afternoon Host duties the following year. He takes over the day-to-day programming job that had been vacant since Chase Murphy departed last year. iHeartMedia announced today that Russell Rush has been promoted to Program Director for Mix 96.1, San Antonio’s #1 Hit Music Station, effective immediately. He will continue to serve as weekday afternoon on-air personality for the station. Mix 96.1 has a strong cross-platform presence and broadcasts several popular personalities including the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, Emily and EJ. iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live...Read More

Brittany Tully Named WYNK Baton Rouge Program Director

iHeartMedia Country 101.5 WYNK Baton Rouge LA has appointed Brittany Tully as its new Program Director. Tully joins WYNK from Cumulus Media CHR 94.5 KSMB Lafayette where she has served as APD/MD/Midday Host. She will also take the afternoon drive slot at WYNK replacing Libby Davis. iHeartMedia Baton Rouge announced today that Brittany Tully has been named Program Director for 101.5 WYNK-FM, Baton Rouge’s No. 1 for Today’s Hit Country, effective April 17. Tully will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the 101.5 WYNK-FM radio station brand, Baton Rouge’s legacy Country leader. The station lineup includes The Bobby Bones Show and Baton Rouge on-air personality Austin James. “Brittany is a South Louisiana native who understands the community, its listeners, the media market and the ...Read More

Michael ‘Mud’ Gross Joins WCMF Rochester As PD

Entercom Classic Rock 96.5 WCMF Rochester NY has appointed Michael ‘Mud’ Gross as its new Program Director. Gross most spent 12 years at iHeartMedia where he programmed “105.9 The Rock” WNRQ Nashville from 2005-2014 and “Big 105.9” WBGG Miami from 2014-2016. He has also programmed 94.5 WARO Fort Myers and hosted mornings at 100.3 WDIZ Orlando, 105.7 WPNT St. Louis, and 103.1 WHVY Baltimore during his career. Gross will start at WCMF on May 15 and succeeds Chris Crowley who transferred to sister 92.3 KGON Portland earlier this year.

KINK Portland To Debut New Morning Show With Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott

Alpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK Portland will debut a new morning show hosted by Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott on Tuesday, May 2. Foley has beed out of radio since exiting CBS Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston in 2014. She has also worked at “Wild 98.7” WLLD Tampa, 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, and and “95.7 The Wolf” KBWF San Francisco in her career. Mitch Elliott joins KINK from afternoons at crosstown Entercom Hot AC “105.1 The Buzz” KRSK where he has worked for the past ten years. He also has worked at “Fox 97.1” WFOX Atlanta and “Mix 92.5” KLSY Seattle. Corey and Mitch will take over the morning slot currently held by Cort Johnson and Sheila Hamilton. No word yet on their status with the station. Alpha Media, Portland...Read More

Ryan Wrecker To Host Overnight America For KMOX

CBS News/Talk 1120 KMOX St. Louis has named Ryan Wrecker as the new host of “Overnight America”. Wrecker will succeed Jon Grayson as host for the 10pm-3am show following Grayson’s move to middays at CH Radio Holdings’ News/Talk 550 KTRS in February. The show ended syndication with Grayson’s departure. He was most recently Program Director at Federated Media News/Talk 1190 WOWO Fort Wayne IN,

Cumulus Promotes Three To New EVP Positions

Cumulus Media has promoted three Senior Vice Presidents to newly created Executive Vice President positions. Mike McVay, who had been Senior VP of Content & Programming will now be Executive Vice President of Content & Programming. Dave Milner and Bob Walker each will rise from Senior VP of Operations to Executive Vice President of Operations titles. Cumulus Media announces the promotion of three Cumulus executives to newly-created EVP posts. Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content & Programming, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Content & Programming. Dave Milner, Senior Vice President, Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations. Bob Walker, Senior Vice President, Operations has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Opera...Read More

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