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Mikey Esparza Joins KFM-BFM San Diego

Midwest TV Rock “100.7 KFM-BFM” KFMB-FM San Diego has announced the addition of Mikey Esparza’s “Mikey Show” for afternoons from 3-730pm starting Thursday, July 27. Esparza previously has worked in the market at “Rock 105.3” KIOZ in nights and mornings and Alternative “FM 94.9” KBZT in mornings from 2010-2012. In recent years he has hosted a podcast and co-hosts the syndicated Rock All Night. To make room for Esparza, the station has moved Assistant Program Director Robin Roth from nights to middays to fill the vacancy created by Sara Perry’s exit earlier this month, while Program Director Mike Vasquez moves from afternoons to nights. Dave, Shelley, and Chainsaw remain in mornings. 100.7 KFM-BFM is thrilled to announce the additio...Read More

WRIF’s Dave & Chuck The Freak To Syndicate To Boston

Beasley Media Alternative “Alt 92.9” WBOS Brookline/Boston will add the Dave & Chuck The Freak morning show based at sister Rock 101.1 WRIF Detroit. Dave Hunter, Chuck ‘The Freak’ Urquhart and Lisa Way have been at WRIF since May 2013 after previously hosting mornings at Bell Media Alternative “89X” 88.7 CIMX Windsor ON/Detroit from 2001-2012. The show will debut on WBOS on Monday, July 24. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces the company’s Detroit-based WRIF-FM Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show will now be simulcast on ALT 92.9 /WBOS-FM in Boston beginning on Monday, July 24th, 2017. The consistently rated #1 award winning morning show will be heard in both markets from 5:30am-10:3...Read More

Steve McKay To Program Cumulus’ WGNI/WKXS Wilmington

Cumulus Media has tabbed Steve McKay as Program Director of AC 102.7 WGNI and Classic Rock “94.5 The Hawk” WKXS Wilmington NC. McKay, who has been mostly out of the radio industry for the past decade, joins Cumulus from Beasley Media Classic Hits 100.1 WJRZ Manahawkin NJ where he was hosting weekends. He is best known for his runs programming Entercom Hot AC “94.9 The Point” WPTE Norfolk from 2002-2006 and Greater Media Rhythmic Oldies “95.7 Jammin’ Gold” WEJM Philadelphia in 1999-2000. He has also programmed CHR’s 93.5 WSBG Stroudsburg and 97.1 WBHT Wilkes-Barre PA and worked in sales for Max Media Norfolk during his radio career. McKay fills the position previously held by Jackie Jordan until her exit in May. Cumulus Media announces that it...Read More

Wilhite & Wall To Go National Via Rockcastle Media

Former WYCD Detroit, WTNR Grand Rapids, and WDAF-FM Kansas City morning hosts Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall are bringing their show to national syndication starting Monday, September 4. Rockcastle Media Networks will handle distribution and services for the program. The show will be delivered via FTP with stations retaining full control of playlist, stopsets, and imaging. Wilhite & Wall currently air on a trio of stations in Arkansas: “96.7 The Coyote” KCYT Fayetteville, “B99.5” KMTB Nashville, and 107.1 KTHS-FM Berryhill. Rockcastle Media Networks announces “Wilhite & Wall” to its lineup of affiliate-friendly, listener-focused programming beginning Monday, September 4th. “Darren [Wilhite] & Tim [Wall] are born entertainers who not only understand the a...Read More

Ray J Joins Hot 97.5 Las Vegas

Kemp Broadcasting Urban “Hot 97.5” KVEG Mesquite/Las Vegas has announced the addition of actor/singer/reality tv/sex tape star Ray J to the station’s airstaff. Ray J will host the “Out-Ray-Geos Morning Show” on Saturday mornings from 6-9am along with KVEG Program Director/Morning Host Lady G. The new show will debut this upcoming Saturday, July 22.

Paul Douglas & Jordana Green To Host WCCO Afternoons

CBS Radio News/Talk 830 WCCO Minneapolis has found a replacement for afternoon host John Williams. Longtime WCCO-TV and KARE meteorologist Paul Douglas will join current WCCO 9-11pm host Jordana Green for the “Paul & Jordana Show” from 3-6pm weekdays starting Tuesday, August 1. They replace John Williams, who moved back to 720 WGN Chicago earlier this year. Paul Douglas is a longtime television fixture in Minneapolis where he was seen on KARE-TV from 1983-1994 and WCCO-TV from 1997-2008. In addition to building a few meteorology based companies, he was involved in the launch of WeatherNation TV in 2011 where Green was Vice President of Programming. Green has hosted the 9-11pm show at WCCO since 2012 and also was a co-host on John Williams’ afternoon show. In addition...Read More

George Plaster To Join WSM Nashville

Former “104.5 The Zone” WGFX and “102.5 The Game” WPRT-FM Nashville afternoon host George Plaster is set to join Grand Ole Opry’s 650 WSM Nashville. The Tennessean reports that Plaster, who exited WPRT-FM in august 2016 to become Associate Athletic Director at Belmont University, will be be officially introduced at a press conference on Wednesday, July 26. No timeslot has been revealed yet. WSM Program Director Jonathan Shaffer will co-host with Plaster and told the newspaper that despite the addition of the show it will retain its mostly Classic Country format, “I do want to say that this is not any part of any kind of format flip or anything else; we’re totally committed to what we’re doing (at WSM-AM 650). My official stance as program dir...Read More

Lee Hammer & Jeremiah Crowe Rise At KNBR/KTCT

Cumulus Media has announced a pair of management promotions at Sports 680 KNBR and 1050 KTCT San Francisco. Lee Hammer, Program Director of KNBR since 2005 and KTCT from 1998-2016, has been promoted the the newly created role of Vice President of Sports Play-by-Play Programming for Cumulus San Francisco overseeing all San Francisco Giants and 49ers broadcasts. Concurrently, Jeremiah Crowe who joined Cumulus last year as KTCT PD and KNBR Assistant Program Director, will take the programming reigns at KNBR. Cumulus Media announces that it has bolstered its sports radio programming leadership team in San Francisco for heritage Bay Area sports stations KNBR 680 and KNBR 1050 (KTCT). The company has promoted seasoned sports talk radio programmer and producer Jeremiah Crowe to Program Director f...Read More

DJ Hot Sauce To Program WYNN

Cumulus Urban 106.3 WYNN-FM Florence SC has named Roderick ‘DJ Hot Sauce’ Grover as its new Program Director. Grover joins WYNN-FM from iHeartMedia Urban 107.5 WGCI Chicago where he served as Mix Show Coordinator and weekend/fill-in host. He has also worked on-air at WKKV Milwaukee, WIKS New Bern, WZHT Montgomery, and KMJJ Shreveport. He will also host afternoons at WYNN-FM. DJ Hot Sauce fills the opening created by the transfer of BigMMike to sister “E93” 93.1 WEAS-FM Savannah GA in April. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Roderick Grover – known on-air as DJ Hot Sauce – as Program Director for Urban radio station WYNN-FM 106.3 in Florence, SC. DJ Hot Sauce was previously Mix Show Coordinator and On-Air Personality for WGCI-FM in Chicago. Prior to that, he held rad...Read More

Ty Bailey Exits 98 Rock Tampa; Rick Everett Adds Programming Duties

iHeartMedia Rock “98 Rock” 97.9 WXTB Tampa has parted ways with Program Director/Midday Host Ty Bailey. Bailey had been with iHeartMedia since 2008 and previously worked at “Channel 104.3” WCHH Baltimore and “DC 101” WWDC-FM Washington DC before joining WXTB as PD and Morning Host in August 2012. She was also one of the most prolific voice trackers for the company’s Alternative, Classic Rock, and Rock stations including middays at “Radio 105.7” WRDA Atlanta. Rick Everett, who currently serves as North Florida Regional VP/Programming and Program Director of 101.1 WJRR Orlando will add the programming duties for WXTB. Creative Director Josh Jensen is currently holding the midday slot previously filled by Bailey.

Ivy Unleashed Upon Power 96 Afternoons

CBS Radio Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW Miami has promoted night host Ivy Unleashed to afternoons. Ivy has been with WPOW since 2002 moving up from researcher to eventually night host. She replaces ‘Afrika’ Perry who has exited the station last month. CBS RADIO Miami’s Power 96 (WPOW-FM) has elevated Ivy “Unleashed” to Afternoon Drive Host, Monday-Friday, 2 PM-7 PM, up from nights. The announcement was made today by Rob Morris, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Miami, and is effective immediately. “I am thrilled to promote Ivy to the high profile position of Afternoon Drive Time host of Power 96,” said Morris. “Ivy is a terrific talent, having worked in just about every daypart on Power 96 over the past 15+ years. She has a wonderful history of community ...Read More

Shila Nathan Joins Real 106.1 Philadelphia

iHeartMedia Rhythmic Throwbacks “Real 106.1” WISX Philadelphia has added Shila Nathan as co-host of Chio in the Morning. Nathan most recently hosted middays at Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Newark NJ, but previously served as Chio’s co-host at Rhythmic CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia. Nathan also worked in Philadelphia as Danny Bonnaduce’s co-host at Rock 94.1 WYSP and at stations in Scranton, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. With Nathan joining Chio in the Morning, former co-host Nicole will fill the midday slot at WISX. Additionally, Johnny Vazquez moves from weekends/mixes at sister Urban “Power 99” 98.9 WUSL to afternoons at Real 106.1. He will continue to also host afternoons at Spanish Tropical “Rumba 92.3...Read More

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