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Guy Phillips To Exit Y98 St. Louis Mornings After 38 Years; To Jump To KTRS Afternoons

After 38 years with CBS Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY St. Louis, Guy Phillips is leaving the station and his “Phillips & Company” morning show and plans to join CH Radio Holdings Talk 550 KTRS for afternoons. As first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Phillips will exit KYKY in November and debut in afternoons at KTRS in January. He had signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with KYKY earlier this year. At KTRS he will fill the opening created by Frank O. Pinion’s move to 590 KFNS. Guy Phillips joined then CHR “Q98” KSLQ in March 1979. The station would soon flip to AC and then take on the “Y98” brand and KYKY call letters in 1982. Longtime co-hosts Courtney Landrum, Jen Myers, Kevin ‘Ihe Intern’ Berghoff and ...Read More

Ken Evans In; Gravy Out At WHTS Grand Rapids Mornings

Cumulus CHR “105.3 Hot-FM” WHTS Coopersville/Grand Rapids MI has made a morning show and programming change. Incoming is former 104.5 WSNX morning host Ken Evans and outgoing is Kevin ‘Gravy’ Canup. Evans exited his role as APD/Morning host at WSNX at the start of this year when it imported WKQI Detroit’s “Mojo In The Morning”. Evans also programmed 103.3 WKFR Kalamazoo and previously worked in the Grand Rapids market at Hot AC “I96” WVTI. Canup had served as Program Director at WHTS since 2007. He added morning show duties in 2011 after hosting nights. He previously worked at stations in Champaign IL and Corpus Cristi TX. No word yet on who will take WHTS programming duties. Remaining in the morning slot with Evans will be existing co-...Read More

WLS-FM Promotes Daniel Wolfe To Assistant Program Director

Cumulus Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago has promoted Daniel Wolfe to the position of Assistant Program Director. Working under Program Director Brian Thomas, Wolfe has worked at the station since 2003 as producer for the station’s morning show, A duty he has retained through three owners and formats. He will retain the duties producing the current WLS-FM morning show hosted by Brant Miller and Kim Berk. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Daniel Wolfe to Assistant Program Director at 94.7 WLS-FM, Chicago’s Classic Hits. Wolfe will continue his duties as Producer of the popular WLS morning show, The WLS Wake Up Call, a position he has held since 2003. A native of Coal City, IL, Wolfe graduated from Illinois Center for Broadcasting in 2002. Brian Thomas, Program Director, 94....Read More

Cox Combines TV & Radio Leadership In Jacksonville & Tulsa

On the heels of combining its market leadership in Orlando, Cox Media Group is doing the same at its Jacksonville FL and Tulsa OK operations. Cathy Gunther, who had overseen Cox’s television properties in Tulsa will now add oversight of the radio stations in the market. Gunther will oversee News/Talk 740 KRMG/102.3 KRMG-FM, Country “K95.5” KWEN, Hot AC “Mix 96” 96.5 KRAV-FM, Classic Rock “103.3 The Eagle” KJSR, Christian AC “Spirit 105.7” K289CC, “Fox 23” KOKI-TV, and “My 41” KMYT-TV. She became Market Vice President for the television stations at the beginning of 2017 after previously spending a little over two years as General Sales Manager for the stations. Her entire broadcasting career has been spent in tele...Read More

Chris Randolph Joins WFMS Indianapolis For Afternoons

Cumulus Media Country 95.5 WFMS Indianapolis has imported Chris Randolph to host afternoons. Randolph joins WFMS from Louisville where he hosted mornings at Alpha Media’s Hot AC “Max 102.3” WXMA until its flip to Variety Hits “102.3 Jack-FM” last month. He also spent seven years in mornings at iHeartMedia Country 97.5 WAMZ Louisville and prior stints at Classic Rock 95.7 WQMF and CHR’s “98.9 Radio Now” WNRW and 99.7 WDJX in the market as well as AC “Mix 100.7” WMTX Tampa. Randolph will start on October 2 and fill the afternoon slot currently held by Jay Dillon. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio personality Chris Randolph as Afternoon Drive Host for WFMS 95.5 The Country Station in Indianapolis. Randolph’s...Read More

Lori Heeren Joins Alpha Media As San Jose Market Manager

Alpha Media has appointed Lori Heeren as Market Manager for its San Jose cluster overseeing Classic Hits “94.5 Bay-FM” KBAY and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR. Heeren served as Director of Strategic Sales for Beasley Media Las Vegas until earlier this year. She has also led Reno Media Group as VP/General Manager from 2012-2015 and earlier in her career worked for CBS Radio as General Sales Manager for its Las Vegas cluster as well as stints at Americom Las Vegas and EZ Communications Seattle. Alpha Media, San Jose announces Lori Heeren as Market Manager. The market is home to KBAY and KEZR. Lori’s 30-year career includes Vice President and General Manager of Reno Media Group and Director of Sales for CBS Radio/Las Vegas. She also served as Director of Strategic Sales for B...Read More

Craig Carton Resigns From WFAN

CBS Radio Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York has accepted the resignation of morning host Craig Carton a week after he was arrested by the FBI on charges of running a ponzi scheme. Carton released the following statement: “For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light. Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focu...Read More

WTAR Revamps Schedule As Nick Bailey Moves To Afternoons

Sinclair Communications Sports 850 WTAR Norfolk VA is resetting its lineup on Monday, September 18. Nick Bailey, who currently hosts from 7-9am on WTAR will move to afternoons from 3-5pm. Bailey will be joined in his new timeslot by contributors Jason Dick, morning host at Alternative “101X” 101.5 KROX Austin TX which is partially owned by Sinclair, and Washington DC based SBNation Radio morning co-host Tim Murray. With that move Clay Travis’ “Outkick The Coverage” will now air from 6-9am, while The Rich Eisen Show will move from 6-9pm to 5-8pm. The Doug Gottlieb Show comes off the schedule, but the remainder of the Fox Sports Radio network lineup including Dan Patrick from 9am-12pm and Colin Cowherd from 12-3pm remains as is.

Britt Rose Jets Off To Pensacola

Cumulus Media Classic Rock “100.7 The Jet” WJTQ Pensacola FL has imported Britt Rose for afternoons. Rose joins WJTQ from Cumulus Rock 100.5 KATT Oklahoma City where she hosted weekends/fill-ins. She replaces Terry Michaels in the 2-7pm slot at the Jet. Michaels exited as PD/Afternoon Host earlier this year. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Britt Rose as Afternoon Drive personality on Classic Hits-Rock station WJTQ-FM (Jet 100.7) in Pensacola, FL. She segues from Cumulus Media-Oklahoma City’s KQOB and KATT, and debuts on Jet 100.7 on Wednesday, September 13, from 2pm-7pm.   Chuck Whitaker, WJTQ-FM Program Director and Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Pensacola, said: “I am very excited to have Britt here as the new afternoon goddess in the Jet 100.7 cockpit. It’s ...Read More

Kathy Hart Will Not Return To WTMX Chicago

Hubbard Radio Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago has announced that morning co-host Kathy Hart will not return to the station. Hart has been absent from the station since April and only released a vague statement in August to explain why. She joined WTMX in 1995 after working at WNCI Columbus, KVRY and KDKB Phoenix, WTRG and WDCG Raleigh, as well as stations in Rockford and Milwaukee and was soon paired in mornings with Eric Ferguson. The Eric & Kathy show grew into the dominant morning show in the Chicago market over the past 21 years and will continue with Ferguson and sidekicks Melissa McGurren, Brian “Whip” Paruch, Cynthia DeNicolo and John “Swany” Swanson. 101.9 THE MIX (WTMX) has announced that morning show host Kathy Hart will not be returning to her role on the “E...Read More

Cox Combines TV & Radio Leadership In Orlando

Cox Media Group is promoting Paul Curran to Market Vice President for all of its Orlando properties. Curran has served as General Manager of WFTV and WRDQ-TV since June 2015 and will now add oversight of Cox’s seven radio stations in the market. He succeeds Susan Larkin, who exited for Entercom in July. Prior to joining WFTV, Curran worked his way up through Cox Media Group’s television properties from account executive and Local Sales Manager at KTVU San Francisco to General Sales Manager at WPXI Pittsburgh to VP/Sales for the entire company before joining WFTV/WRDQ. Cox owns Country “K92.3” WWKA, Urban AC “Star 94.5” WCFB, Urban “Power 95.3” WPYO, News/Talk 96.5 WDBO-FM, Classic Rock 98.9 WMMO, Spanish CHR “107.3 Solo Exitos” W2...Read More

Mark Thomas Joins Alpha Media As Saginaw Market Manager

Alpha Media has appointed Mark Thomas as its Market Manager for its Saginaw MI operations. Thomas joins Alpha from Community Broadcasters where he oversaw their Watertown NY cluster. He also led iHeartMedia Riverside CA from 2012-2016 and spent much of his career at Regent Communications/Townsquare Media including stops as General Manager in Flint and Grand Rapids MI and Evansville IN. Alpha Media owns Country “94.5 The Moose” WCEN, Hot AC “Mix 106.3” WGER, Urban AC “Kiss 107.1” WTLZ, and News/Talk 790 WSGW/100.5 WSGW-FM in the Saginaw market. Alpha Media, Saginaw announces Mark Thomas as Market Manager. The market is home to WSGW-AM, WSGW-FM, WTLZ, WGER, and WCEN. Thomas has over 30 years of industry experience, including working for iHeart Media in Riv...Read More

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