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
“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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
CBS Radio continues its cutbacks as Country “Y108” 107.9 WDSY Pittsburgh lets go of morning hosts Ally Butler and Andy Davis. Butler and Davis had been paired in mornings in February 2016. Butler had been with the station prior to that since 2009 in the midday slot. Davis joined the station for the show’s launch as producer/co-host and is also a locally based Country artist. No replacements have been named as of yet.
Scripps Country 94.5 WKTI Milwaukee has filled its long-vacant Program Director position by raiding its competitor in Omaha. Ryan Wild joins WKTI from NRG Media’s Omaha cluster where he served as Operations Manager for recently relaunched Hot AC “Sweet 98.5” KQKQ, Classic Rock “101.9 The Keg” KOOO, and Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.9” KOPW. He also programmed and hosted afternoons at KQKQ. He has also programmed for NextMedia in suburban Chicago, AOL/Slacker Radio, and in multiple Iowa markets. Wild fills the vacancy created by the exit of Dayton Kane in October 2016. E.W. Scripps Company’s WKTI (94-5 KTI COUNTRY) Milwaukee announces Ryan Wild is joining the station as program director. Wild comes to KTI Country from Omaha, where he served as opera...Read More
Following the recent cutbacks at CBS Radio Philadelphia, the company has promoted three staffers to the position of Assistant Program Director at their respective stations. Mark ‘Razz’ Radziewicz adds those duties at Country 92.5 WXTU to his afternoon airshift. Midday host Michael Bennett claims the APD stripes at AC “Today’s 96.5” WTDY. Night host Nicky G. moves to afternoons and adds those duties at Classic Hits 98.1 WOGL. CBS RADIO Philadelphia’s VP of Music Programming, Shelly Easton, today announced the promotion of Mark Radziewicz “Razz” of 92.5 XTU – WXTU, Nicky G. of 98.1 – WOGL and Michael Bennett of Today’s 96.5 – WTDY to Assistant Program Director. All three will continue as the Music Director of their respective stations. “Razz, B...Read More
Seven months after gaining his first Program Director position, Urban One is transferring Joshua ‘DJ J1’ Raiford from “Hot 96.3” WHHH Indianapolis to 93.9 WKYS Washington DC. Raiford joined WHHH and Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BD/WNOW-HD2 in November from the Assistant Program Director position at Urban “Hot 107.9” WHTA Atlanta. He started with WHTA as an intern and eventually rose through the ranks to Mix Show Coordinator and then APD.