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John Farneda Makes WXRT Return Official

After returning to CBS AAA 93.1 WXRT Chicago on an interim basis in April, John Farneda is staying in the Music Director position permanently. Farneda previously worked for the station from 1983 until 2014 and held the APD/MD role at 2001 until his exit to focus on renovating his historic Frank Lloyd Wright landmark home. CBS RADIO Chicago has appointed John Farneda to the position of Music Director for WXRT-FM. Farneda has been working in this capacity on an interim basis since early April. This marks a return to the station for Farneda who previously held the MD position at XRT for more than 13 years from 2001-2014. John will report to WXRT OM/PD Greg Solk, who commented, “Christmas has come early to WXRT. John’s rich history here and his unequalled knowledge of the Chicago rock market m...Read More

Beasley Announces Format Captains

Beasley Media has appointed four programmers to the new position of Format Captain for the company. Bill Weston, Program Director of Rock 93.3 WMMR and Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia will help oversee the company’s Rock stations. Cadillac Jack, Boston Operations Manager and PD of Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 96.9” WBQT and AC “Magic 106.7” WMJX will work with CHR and AC formatted stations. John Candelaria, Las Vegas Operations Manager and PD of Rhythmic AC “Old School 105.7” KOAS and Hot AC “Star 107.9” KVGS will support Urban stations. DJ Stout, Charlotte Operations Manager and PD of Country 103.7 WSOC and Talk 1660 WBCN will work with Country stations. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBG...Read More

Talent Cuts At CBS, Cumulus & Entercom

While iHeartMedia has made the most news lately in terms of staffing cuts, recent downsizing moves have been made the past few days at Cumulus Media, CBS Radio, and Entercom. Two major market Cumulus News/Talk stations have shed talent in the past couple of days. Morning host Brian Wilson is out at 630 WMAL/105.9 WMAL-FM Washington DC after six years at the station. Recently added co-host Mary Walter remains in place on “Mornings On The Mall”. Ron Kuby exits as 12-3pm co-host at 770 WABC New York. Kuby and longtime co-host Curtis Sliwa returned to WABC in January 2014 when Rush Limbaugh moved to iHeartMedia’s 710 WOR. The duo previously hosted mornings together on the station from 2000 until 2007. Curtis Sliwa remains in place. As Entercom’s purchase of CBS Radio co...Read More

Gerry House Joins 98.3 The Big Legend Nashville

Gerry House will not be returning to mornings at Classic Country “98.3 The Big Legend” W252CM /WSIX-HD2 Nashville full-time after all, but will be the voice of the station starting this Friday. House and Mike Bohan will produce on-air elements for the station as well as feature classic “House Foundation” bits. iHeartMedia Nashville announced today that Gerry House will once again hit the airwaves as an official voice talent for The BIG Legend at 98.3, Nashville’s All Time Country Favorites station, effective May 26th at 7a.m. After years of retirement, the legendary radio personality will once again be heard in Nashville. Gerry will be joined by his “long-time male companion” Mike Bohan, who will accompany House on-air. “The truth is, the good times, the spirit and ...Read More

Kannon Joins KDMX For Afternoons

iHeartMedia Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas has appointed Kannon to host afternoons. Kannon, who also currently hosts the syndicated Open House Party, previously hosted mornings at Cumulus CHR “i93.3” KLIF-FM and then CBS’ 103.7 KVIL in the Dallas market. He’s also worked at “95.5 The Beat” WBTS Atlanta and “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia. Kannon replaces Chris Davis, who was voicetracking afternoons at KDMX from his base at 97.9 WNCI Columbus OH. iHeartMedia’s 102.9 Now, Music Variety for Dallas/Ft. Worth, announced today that local on-air personality Kannon will host the station’s afternoon drive programming, effective June 1. Kannon will broadcast weekdays from 2 – 7 p.m. Kannon’s interactive afternoon show will discuss the la...Read More

Doughboy Joins KVYB As PD/Afternoon Host

Cumulus Media has filled the open Program Director vacancy at Rhythmic CHR “103.3 The Vibe” KVYB Santa Barbara CA with Matthew ‘Doughboy’ Florence. Florence, who will also host afternoons at KVYB, was most recently APD/Afternoon host at American General Media’s “Z106.3” Los Lunas/Albuquerque. He fills the void created by Steve Marshall’s exit last month to join KSE Radio Ventures Hot AC “Mix 100.3” KIMN Denver. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Matthew “Doughboy” Florence as Program Director and On-Air Personality, Afternoons, for Rhythmic CHR station KVYB/103.3 The Vibe. Florence joins 103.3 The Vibe from CHR Z106.3 in Albuquerque, where he was Assistant Program Director and On-Air Host, Afternoons. Florence joins 103...Read More

Maurice DeVoe Leaves Cumulus To Program 100.3 The Beat St. Louis

After 16 years with Cumulus Media, Maurcie DeVoe is exiting the company to join iHeartMedia as Program Director of Urban “100.3 The Beat” KMJM-FM Bridgeton MO/St. Louis. DeVoe comes from Cumulus Kansas City where he was PD/midday host at Urban AC “Majik 107.3” KMJK North Kansas City and Corporate PD for Urban and Rhythmic formats. During his tenure with Cumulus, he also programmed CHR “95.7 The Vibe” KCHZ Kansas City and “i93.3” KLIF-FM Dallas and Operations Manager for the Kansas City cluster. KMJM flipped from Classic Hip-Hop to Urban in September 2016. The station currently ranks 17th in the market with a 2.5 share. iHeartMedia announced today that noted programming veteran Maurice DeVoe has joined its St. Louis market as Program Director ...Read More

Trey Wingo To Supplant Mike Greenberg On ESPN Radio Morning Show

ESPN Radio has confirmed that Mike Greenberg will exit the Mike & Mike morning show he has co-hosted with Mike Golic since 2000 to host a new Manhattan based television morning show for ESPN TV starting on January 1, 2018. Longtime ESPN personality Trey Wingo will replace Greenburg on the radio program starting this fall. Wingo has been with ESPN since 1997 and is currently a host of NFL Live and anchors the NFL Draft for the network. Both he and Mike Golic have signed long-term extensions to remain with ESPN. Mike Golic Jr., who currently hosts First & Last on ESPN Radio from 4-6am eastern will also have an expanded role on the new morning show. Golic Jr. will co-host the 6-7am hour with his father and Wingo. ESPN Radio will debut its new morning drive show hosted by Mike Golic ...Read More

Troy Hanson Upped To Cumulus Chicago VP/Operations

Cumulus Media has promoted Troy Hanson from Program Director of Alternative 101.1 WKQX Chicago to Vice President of Operations for its Chicago cluster. Hanson will also retain his role as VP/Programming of Rock formats for the company while adding oversight of Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM, Rock “97.9 The Loop” WLUP, and News/Talk 890 WLS. Concurrently the company has signed WLS-FM Program Director Brian Thomas to a multi-year contract extension to remain with the station and his other roles as VP/Programming for Classic Hits and Corporate Program Director for Country. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Troy Hanson, Program Director for Chicago Alternative station 101 WKQX-FM and Vice President, Programming, Rock formats, to the newly created position of Vice President, Op...Read More

iHeartMedia Sets New New Orleans Market Leadership

Following its layoffs last week, iHeartMedia has appointed Steve McNair as its new Market President for its New Orleans cluster and promoted Baton Rouge Market President Michael Hudson to Area President for Baton Rouge/New Orleans. McNair joins iHeartMedia from the Regional Sales Manager position at Titan Broadcasting’s KUBE-TV Houston. He has previously worked in radio for iHeartMedia Houston and as VP/Sales for CBS Radio Houston. He will report to Michael Hudson, the former Baton Rouge Market President who now will serve as Area President for both markets. McNair succeeds Marlon George, who was let go in last week’s cuts. iHeartMedia announced today that Steve McNair has been named Market President for the New Orleans market effective May 29th. iHeartMedia New Orleans has a s...Read More

Jon Que Promoted To KLUC Music Director

Midday host Jon Que has been promoted to Music Director at CBS CHR 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas. Que has worked at KLUC since 2007 and will also serve as APD/MD of Hawaiian/Reggae “Da Shaka” KLUC-HD2. He takes the MD reigns from cluster OM/KLUC PD JB King. CBS RADIO Las Vegas is excited to announce today that Jon Que has been signed to a new multi-year agreement. In conjunction with the signing, Que has been promoted to Music Director for 98.5 KLUC and Assistant Program Director and Music Director for 98.5 HD-2 Da Shaka, Vegas’ Island and Reggae Station. These new roles are in addition to his weekday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, on-air shift with 98.5 KLUC. “I love it when I can reward hard work. Jon has been assisting within music department on KLUC for nearly two years and has a great ear for...Read More

Drex Rener Joins Tad Lemire On B98.5 Atlanta Mornings

Cox Media AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has announced that P.J. ‘Drex’ Rener will be Tad Lemire’s new morning co-host. Drex, most recently was the host of “Drex, Cassidy and Tingle” on Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR Atlanta. He has also worked mornings at “Kiss 95.1” WNKS Charlotte and “Q107.5” WHBQ-FM Memphis. Rener replaces Melissa Carter who exited earlier this year. Producer Kara Leigh will take on an expanded role with the new “Tad & Drex Mornings” as the female voice. Beginning Monday, May 15, B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) will be waking up Atlanta with a new addition to the morning show, Drex Renner. Tad & Drex Mornings will air weekdays from 5am-9am, continuing to focus on the issues that matter to wome...Read More

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