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Rude Departure At 680 The Fan Atlanta

Dickey Broadcasting Sports “680/93.7 The Fan” WCNN North Atlanta/W229AG Atlanta morning host Christopher Rude has exited after 15 years with the station as the station has decided not to renew his contract. Rude joined WCNN in 2002 after a long run at “96 Rock” 96.1 WKLS. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that co-hosts Chris Dimino and Nick Cellini will remain in place in mornings with a new name to be unveiled next month to replace “The Rude Awakening” moniker currently in use.

Chris Clare To Program Nash-FM 94.1 Cincinnati

Cumulus Media Country “Nash-FM 94.1” WNNF Cincinnati has named Chris Clare as its new Program Director. Coming from the same role at Binnie Media’s “99.9 The Wolf” WTHT Auburn/Portland ME, this marks a return to Cincinnati for Clare as he previously hosted nights and afternoons at defunct “96.5 Star Country” WYGY from 2004-2006. He has also programmed KCIL Houma LA and “Cat Country 98.7” WYCT Pensacola FL in his career and worked on-air in Denver, Indianapolis, and New Orleans. Clare fills the opening created by Chris Lynn’s exit in June. He recently joined Futuri Media as a partner integration specialist using his birth name of Chris Huneke. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Chris Clare as Program Director for WNNF/NA...Read More

Keith Hotchkiss Promoted To iHeartMedia North Ohio Region President

iHeartMedia has promoted Keith Hotchkiss to Region President for its North Ohio region overseeing all operations in the Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, Lima, Ashland, Mansfield, Marion and Defiance markets. Hotchkiss most recently served as Director of Sales for the Virginia/Carolina region and Market President of the company’s Charlotte NC cluster. Prior to moving to Charlotte as Director of Sales in 2014, Hotchkiss spent 15 years at the company’s Cleveland cluster working his way up from Account Executive to General Sales Manager of CHR “96.5 Kiss-FM” WAKS and Rock 100.7 WMMS. iHeartMedia announced today that Keith Hotchkiss has been named Region President for North Ohio, effective immediately. iHeartMedia North Ohio has a strong cross-platform presence and includes...Read More

Mijo Joins Power 96 Miami For Nights

CBS Radio CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM Miami has announced the addition of Miguel ‘Mijo’ Irizarry for nights. Irizarry joins WPOW-FM from Mainestream Media Rhythmic CHR “Hot 104.7” WHTP Portland ME where has was Music Director/Afternoon Host. He has also worked at Cumulus Media’s “Hot 106.3” WWKX Providence and Beasley’s “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia in his career. He fills the opening created by the move of Ivy Unleashed to afternoons last month. Miguel “Mijo” Irizarry will join the air staff of CBS RADIO’s Power 96 (WPOW-FM) in Miami beginning Monday, August 28. He will host weeknights from 7:00 PM to Midnight and engage with listeners across the station’s social media channels. The announcement was made by Rob Mo...Read More

KXTG Portland Dismisses Dino Costa

Dino Costa’s tenure at Alpha Media Sports “750/102.9 The Game” KXTG Portland lasted longer than his run at KFNS St. Louis last year. Alpha cut ties with the afternoon host at KXTG after just two months with the station due to multiple offensive comments that drew the ire of MLS’ Portland Timbers and the University of Oregon Ducks, both of whose games air on the station. A transcript of comments made in June leaked on Monday in which he suggested that Black Lives Matter protesters should be run over with cars. "You know these protests where they shut down the road, they lie in the road? If I'm the cops, I wave the traffic on. Listen, as soon as one or two of these sumbitches are run over you'll see the entire, in unison, everybody be up off the street. When people ar...Read More

Danni Bruns Promoted To Cumulus Memphis Operations Manager

Cumulus Media has appointed Rock “98.1 The Max” WXMX Millington TN/Memphis Program Director/Afternoon Co-Host Danni Bruns as Operations Manager giving her oversight of the remainder of the cluster. Bruns has been with WXMX since 2007 and currently co-hosts afternoons with Chris ‘The Jar’ Jarman in addition to her programming duties. She has previously worked in the Memphis market at Flinn CHR “Q107.5” WHBQ-FM and started her career as morning co-host at iHeartMedia Country 98.1 WTXT-FM Tuscaloosa AL. In addition to WXMX, Bruns will oversee operations for Classic Hip-Hop “98.9 The Vibe” WKIM-FM, Urban AC 103.5 WRBO, and Country “Kix 106” 105.9 WGKX. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Danni Bruns, a native Memphian and 21-...Read More

Jay Dabhi Rises To 92.3 Amp Radio Music Director

CBS Radio CHR “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York has promoted mixer Jay Dabhi to Music Director. Dabhi fills to void created by the departure of former Music Director/Midday Host Niko Petrou in late July. He will report to New York SVP/Programming Jim Ryan and San Francisco based SVP/Programming and Music Initiatives Michael Martin who oversee WBMP programming. Dabhi has been with WBMP since 2015 and currently does a 12pm mixshow for the station. He also mixes for Pitbull’s Globalization channel on SiriusXM. Jay Dabhi has been promoted to music director at CBS RADIO’s 92.3 AMP Radio in New York. Jay also hosts the station’s weekday afternoon mix show and often broadcasts live on Saturday nights from the metro areas hottest nightclubs. Jay reports to both Jim Ryan, SVP of prog...Read More

WFAN/CBS Sports Radio Adds Legal Analyst

CBS Sports Radio and 660/101.9 WFAN New York has added Amy Dash as a legal analyst. Dash has previously worked for WCBS-TV and currently is an anchor for Law Newz Network and a correspondent for the syndicated “Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen”, while contributing to multiple blogs. She will guest on WFAN and CBS Sports Radio network programming to discuss legal issues pertaining to sports. Emmy Award-winning Legal Correspondent Amy Dash will begin contributing to CBS Sports Radio and WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM and Sports Radio 66AM as a legal analyst. Amy will be a featured guest across the popular shows on CBS Sports Radio as well as The Fan to offer her expert legal opinion and analysis of news stories at the intersection of sports and the law. CBS Sports Radio and WFAN-F...Read More

Jackie Rinker Named Cumulus Pensacola Market Manager

Cumulus Media has appointed Jackie Rinker as Vice President/Market Manager for its Pensacola FL cluster. Rinker most recently served as Market President for iHeartMedia Panama City and Tallahassee until exiting in the recent round of layoffs. She has also served as GSM for Cox Media in New Haven and Orlando, and Director of Sales for Treasure Coast Radio and Clear Channel Birmingham. Previous Pensacola Market Manager Davey Willhoit is still listed in the position on the station websites. No word on his status with the company. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Jackie Rinker as Vice President and Market Manager for its five radio stations in Pensacola, FL. Rinker was previously Market President for iHeartMedia in Panama City and Tallahassee, FL, and prior to that, was Director o...Read More

Ice Rises To APD/MD At Live 95.5 Portland

Alpha Media CHR “Live 95.5” KBFF Portland has promoted Music Director/

Walter ‘Sterling’ Sabo Goes Into Sunday Night Syndication

Westwood One has announced it is taking CBS Radio News/Talk 1210 WPHT Philadelphia Sunday night host Walter Sterling into national syndication. Sterling, better known as veteran programmer/consultant Walt Sabo, has hosted a lifestyle based talkshow on WPHT since 2014 from 10pm-1am Sunday nights. The new syndicated show will debut on CBS Radio’s 1020 KDKA Pittsburgh and 1120 KMOX St. Louis plus Cumulus Media’s 630/105.9 WMAL Washington DC and 890 WLS Chicago. Sabo is known for his work developing the Hot Talk format in the early 1990s at “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton and “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Orlando. He also worked as a programming VP at both ABC and NBC Radio and was involved in the launch of Sirius Satellite Radio and Merlin Media’s “FM...Read More

Tony ‘Radar’ Hess Joins WMYX For Mornings

Entercom Hot AC “99.1 The Mix” WMYX Milwaukee has filled the morning show opening created by the exit of Wes McCane earlier this month. Tony ‘Radar’ Hess, who previously spent 17 years in mornings as iHeartMedia Country “FM 106.1” WMIL until his own departure this past March, will join WMYX starting August 14. Hess will accompany WMYX holdover Elizabeth Kay on the new “Elizabeth and Radar” show. Entercom Milwaukee announced today that 99.1 The Mix (WMYX-FM) will debut a new morning show named “Elizabeth and Radar,” hosted by Mix veteran Elizabeth Kay and the new WMYX member, Tony ‘Radar” Hess. The new show will be on air weekdays beginning Monday, August 14 from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. “I am excited for the new morning show and I am confident ...Read More

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