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Jeff & The Showgram Exit KYXY

CBS Radio AC 96.5 KYXY San Diego is making a change in mornings. “Jeff & The Showgram” were let go following their program today potentially ending a near 30 year run in San Diego mornings for Jeff Detrow and co-hosts Laura Cain, Emily Griffiths, and producer ‘Little’ Tommy Sablan. Another member of the show, Randy Hoag, had exited in January. Following the retirement of Jerry Cesak in October 2015, the “Jeff & Jer” show had been renamed as “Jeff & The Showgram”. The duo came to San Diego in 1988 following brief runs in Detroit and Chicago. During their time in the market they worked at 94.9 KWLT, 100.7 KFMB-FM, 106.5 KKLQ, and finally joined KYXY in 2011.

Sir Mix-A-Lot To Mornings; Eric Powers PD/Afternoons At Hot 103.7 Seattle

Entercom Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7” KHTP Tacoma/Seattle has appointed Eric Powers as its new PD/Afternoon host and Anthony Ray, better known as rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot as morning host. Powers, the longtime PD at Rhythmic CHR 93.3 KUBE until its flip to Mainstream CHR “Power 93.3“, will fill the Programming role most recently held by Mike Preston until his February exit. Powers has spent his entire career in Seattle starting at Nathan Hale High School’s “C89.5” KNHC and a stint at Alternative “107.7 The End” KNDD before joining KUBE in 1992 and adding programming duties in 1998 as well as also programming CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KBKS for a time. Sir Mix-A-Lot, best known for the song “Baby Got Back”, will take the morni...Read More

Sunni Joins Joe Clair In Mornings At WPGC

CBS Radio Rhythmic CHR 95.5 WPGC Morningside MD/Washington DC has announced that midday host Vildana ‘Sunni’ Puric is moving to mornings to join the Joe Clair Morning Show. Sunni will join Joe Clair and Guy Lambert on the WPGC morning show. She fills the long open vacancy created when Tati exited to join iHeartMedia’s “Jam’n 95.7” KSSX San Diego in May 2016. Sunni has been with WPGC since January 2011. WPGC 95.5 announced today that Sunni, the highly rated Midday air personality and “Sunni In The City” host for WPGC 95.5 is moving into mornings as part of the “Joe Clair Morning Show” (JCMS). WPGC 95.5 celebrated its 30th anniversary last month and continues to be one of the most listened to stations in the Washington, D.C. metro area. “Sunni is the perfect fit for t...Read More

Ashley Nickels Rises To APD; Seth King Takes Nights At WRQX

Cumulus Media Hot AC “Mix 107.3” WRQX Washington DC has announced a pair of staff promotions. Music Director/Midday Host Ashley Nickels has been promoted to Assistant Program Director under PD Rob Roberts. Nickels joined then CHR “All The Hits 107.3” in 2014 for nights from Entercom’s “107.9 The End” KDND Sacramento and has also hosted at 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas. Weekend host Seth King has been tabbed to fill the 7pm-12am slot vacated by the exit of Kristie McIntyre earlier this year. King has previously worked at CHR “95 Triple X” WXXX Burlington VT, CHR “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS Milwaukee, AAA “105.5 Triple M” WMMM Madison, and Alternative 95.5 WBRU Providence. Cumulus Media announces two staff promotions at WRQX Mix 10...Read More

Kicks 101.5 Atlanta Sets New On-Air Lineup

Cumulus Country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX Atlanta has reset its on-air lineup. With Dallas McCade announcing her move out of mornings earlier this week to become Music Director, she will also debut today in the midday 10am-3pm timeslot. To replace McCade in mornings, WKHX is revamping its morning show as “Caddy, CJ and Ali”. Incumbent morning host Cadillac Jack will be joined by afternoon host CJ Lusk and midday host Ali Mac. Afternoons will be jockless until a new host is named. Kicks 101.5 is also debuting a new positioning statement as it takes on the company’s Nash-FM slogan with a local twist as “Georgia’s Country For Life”. Cumulus Media announces that Country radio station Kicks 101.5 (WKHX-FM) in Atlanta debuted its new morning show today. T...Read More

Damon Scott Jumps From WTIC-FM To Join Cory Myers At WWYZ Mornings

“The Electric Barnyard” is out and Damon Scott is in at iHeartMedia’s “Country 92.5” WWYZ Waterbury/Hartford CT. Scott, who has spent the past 27 years in afternoons at CBS Radio Hot AC 96.5 WTIC-FM, will join WWYZ as morning host on Wednesday, July 5. He will be joined by incumbent co-host Cory Myers. Broadway, who led the morning show under his “Electric Barnyard” name, exits. Broadway had also been tracking nights at his longtime home “B93” 93.7 WBCT Grand Rapids. Country 92-5, Connecticut Country Music, announced today the debut of its new morning show “Damon & Cory,” effective July 5. “Damon & Cory” will broadcast weekdays from 5 – 10 a.m. Hosted by Connecticut radio veteran Damon Scott and long-time morning host Cory Mye...Read More

Jim Philips To Retire From Afternoons At Real Radio 104.1 Orlando

The Philips Phile will come to an end in January 2018. Jim Philips, who has hosted afternoons on iHeartMedia Hot Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Cocoa Beach/Orlando FL since 1992, will retire from the station next January. Philips has worked in the Orlando market since 1972 first as a news reporter at 740 WKIS and later News Director. He became afternoon talk host in 1986 through its call letter change to WWNZ and the 1992 addition of a simulcast on 104.1. When the stations were split in 1993 following the sale of 104.1 to Press Communications, Philips stayed with the FM where he has been ever since. Listen to Philips make his announcement below:

Rex Long Moves To KKMG Colorado Springs

Cumulus Media CHR “98.9 Magic-FM” KKMG Colorado Springs has appointed Rex Long as their new Program Director. Long transfers to KKMG from Cumulus’ “Y102” 101.9 WHHY Montgomery AL where he served as PD/Afternoon host since 2010. He also has programmed for the company at “Power 103” KCDD Abilene TX. He fills the opening created by the departure of Nikki Landry earlier this year. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed radio programming professional and on-air personality Rex Long as Program Director and On-Air Talent for 98.9 Magic FM in Colorado Springs, CO. Long joins 98.9 Magic FM from Cumulus Media-Montgomery, AL, where he has been Program Director for the past seven years at CHR station Y-102 (WHHY-FM). He was also Program Director for Cum...Read More

Peter Thiele To Program KARN-FM Little Rock

Cumulus News/Talk 102.9 KARN-FM Sheridan/Little Rock AR has appointed Peter Thiele as Program Director. Thiele most recently served as an Account Executive/Host as Salem Media Conservative Talk “930 The Answer” KLUP San Antonio, but has previously programmed Salem’s Christian 570 WMCA and Conservative Talk “970 The Answer” WNYM New York, 1220 KNTS San Francisco, and Entercom’s 1330 WORD Greenville SC. Cumulus Media announces that it has named media professional Peter Thiele as Program Director for Newsradio 102.9 KARN in Little Rock, AR. Thiele, who has successfully programmed numerous spoken-word radio stations, has held previous positions leading award-winning teams in New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC, ...Read More

Erin Vermeulen Joins WCSX Detroit Morning Show

Beasley Media Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX Detroit has hired Erin Vermeulen as Big Jim O’Brien’s new co-host. Vermeulen joins WCSX from iHeartMedia News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles where she was part of the Bill Handel Morning Show. The Detroit native has also worked in the Denver and Phoenix markets as well as internationally in Cairo, Dubai, and South Africa. She fills the void created by the exit of Trudi Daniels earlier this year. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI), announces Erin Vermeulen will be joining Big Jim O’Brien as the newest member of the WCSX-FM morning team in the Motor City. She will begin her new position on Monday, July 10th, 2017. Vermeulen, who began her career at the former 1310 WYUR in Detroit, most recently wa...Read More

Aimee Montgomery Joins Lite 101.5 Las Vegas

Beasley Media’s newly launched AC “Lite 101.5” K268CS Las Vegas/KCYE-HD2 Boulder City NV has announced its first on-air host. Aimee Montgomery, who had been serving as local producer/host for the syndicated Brooke & Jubal show on sister Hot AC “Star 107.9” KVGS, will move to K268CS for middays starting Wednesday, July 5. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI), announces Aimee Montgomery will shift from Star 107.9 to become the new Midday On – Air Personality on Lite 101.5 FM. She will begin her new position on July 5, 2017. Montgomery, who joined Star 107.9 in 2015, most recently served as a co-host of the morning show and worked as Brooke and Jubal’s local On-Air Liaison/Producer. “We have witnessed ...Read More

Sports 790 Houston Sets New Lineup

With the upcoming departure of Lance Zierlein from mornings and the Josh Innes Show moving from afternoons, iHeartMedia Sports 790 KBME Houston has announced its full lineup revamp. Taking effect Monday, July 17, the new lineup will start with the Josh Innes Show from 6-10am. “In The Trenches” hosted by Greg Koch and N.D. Kalu will move from 9-11am to 10am-12pm. Former morning co-host Matt Thomas will host solo from 12-3pm, while “The Bottom Line” with Adam Clanton and Sean Jones moves from 11am-2pm to afternoons from 3-6pm. Fantasy Football expert Jayson Braddock will become the third member of The Bottom Line. iHeartMedia Houston announced today its new weekday lineup for SportsTalk 790, Houston’s Home for Your Home Teams, effective July 17. The new schedule will ...Read More

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