People & Places

Leigh Ann Adam Takes Mornings At Star 102.1 Dallas

iHeartMedia AC “Star 102.1” KDGE Dallas has rounded out its on-air lineup with the addition of Leigh Ann Adam for mornings starting Monday, April 3. Adam had spent the previous 11 years in multiple dayparts at CBS’ 103.7 KVIL prior to resigning at the end of 2016 in order to take this position following the end of her non-compete period. She also spent time in mornings at 104.3 KBIG Los Angeles. iHeartMedia announced today that Leigh Ann Adam has been named morning drive host for Star 102.1, Dallas’ More Music, More Variety radio station, effective April 3, 2017. Adam will broadcast weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. Star Mornings with Leigh Ann will feature Adam discussing the latest news in entertainment and pop culture as well as hosting interviews featuring some of today’s big...Read More

107.1 The Boss Debuts On-Air Staff

Press Communications Classic Rock “107.1 The Boss” WWZY Long Branch/99.7 WBHX Tuckerton NJ debuted its on-air lineup this morning. Mornings will be hosted by Rob Acampora and Wendy McClure with “The Morning Kickstart”. Acampora moves over from nights at sister Country “Thunder 106” 106.3 WKMK Eatontown/106.5 WTHJ Bass River Township and has also worked at Alternative “FM 106.3” WHTG-FM and CHRs 93.7 WSTW Wilmington DE, “B104” WAEB-FM Allentown PA, and “B98.5” WBBO Ocean Acres NJ in his career. McClure previously co-hosted mornings at WBBO from 2002-2004 and has also worked at “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia, WPST Trenton, Total Traffic Network, and Wall Street Journal Radio Network. Michelle Amabile joins The Boss...Read More

Drew Bland Named KKWF Seattle Program Director

Entercom Country “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF Seattle has appointed Drew Bland as its new Program Director. Bland joins KKWF from Cox Media Group’s “K92.3” WWKA Orlando where he has programmed the station since June 2014. He also spent a decade at CBS Country 107.9 KMLE Phoenix in multiple roles including night host, morning show producer, midday host, Music Director, and Assistant Program Director, and Interim Program Director. Bland replaces Mike Preston who departed earlier this year and will start on April 12, 2017. Entercom Seattle welcomes Drew Bland as program director for 100.7 FM The Wolf, Seattle’s hot country station. “After a nationwide search, it was very clear that Drew was the right person for the job. The Wolf is one of America’s great country station...Read More

Chunky Bounces Back To His Big Boy Roots

After exiting Alpha Media Country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland last week, the artist now fomerly known as Chunky is joining Beasley Classic Hip-Hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC Detroit for mornings. Returning to the on-air name Big Boy that he used while working at nights at iHeartMedia CHR “Channel 95.5” WKQI Detroit from 2006 through 2009, he will join current WMGC morning host Shay Shay for “Big Boy In The Morning”. He used the Big Boy name early in his career at WNKS Charlotte, KZMG Boise, and WHBQ-FM Memphis prior to working in Detroit. After exiting WKQI in 2009 to join CBS CHR “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York for nights he was rebilled as Chunky and then went on to host mornings at XHTZ San Diego, WRDW-FM Philadelphia, and KUPL Port...Read More

Third Time Could Be The Charm For Bob 100.1 Pasco

For the third time since it moved from 93.7 to 100.1 last year, Alexandra Communications has a new format on 100.1 KQFO Pasco WA. KQFO has dropped its three-month old Classic Rock “Oz 100.1” identity for Variety Hits as “Bob 100.1“. The station was previously AAA “Oasis 100.1” from February through December 2016. Despite what the Envision Networks press release below and other sites state, KQFO serves the Tri-Cities of Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and not Yakima. Envision Networks® and Kroeger Media Inc. are excited to welcome Alexandra Communications, Inc.’s KQFO-FM/Yakima as the latest station to join the BOB FM™ family. With the launch of BOB 100.1, the station joins over 125 affiliates on the Envision 24/7 Network. You may know BOB FM™ as the original te...Read More

Entercom Names Richard J. Schmaeling Chief Financial Officer

Entercom has announced the hiring of Richard J. Schmaeling as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 18. Schmaeling joins Entercom from Travel Leaders Group where he held CFO duties. He has also served as CFO for television station operator LIN Media from 2008 until its acquisition by Media General at the end of 2014 and VP/Finance of Dow Jones. Schmaeling will succeed Steve Fisher, who previously announced his intentions to step down, as of April 30. Fisher will continue to assist Entercom with the CBS Radio merger through January 2018. Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) today announced that it has appointed Richard J. Schmaeling as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 18, 2017. Mr. Schmaeling will report to David J. Fi...Read More

Doug Gottlieb Jumps To Fox Sports Radio

The long-rumored move of Doug Gottlieb from CBS Sports Radio to Fox Sports Radio is official. Gottlieb will take the 3-6pm eastern timeslot vacated by Jay Mohr earlier this year and the same daypart he is currently heard on CBS Sports Radio. He will also serve as a basketball analyst for FS1 programs including Skip And Shannon: Undisputed and The Herd with Colin Cowherd. He will debut on Monday, April 24. The former Notre Dame and Oklahoma State basketball player has also hosted shows for WWLS Oklahoma City and ESPN Radio. CBS Sports Radio previously announced the move of Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber from 9am-12pm to Gottlieb’s afternoon timeslot and CBS Sports Network television simulcast starting April 17. FOX Sports Radio (FSR) announced today the addition of veteran sports med...Read More

JJ Ryan Moves To KJYO/KXXY Oklahoma City

For the first time since 1989, iHeartMedia CHR “KJ 103” 102.7 KJYO Oklahoma City has a new Program Director. JJ Ryan, most recently PD of sister Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento, is transferring to KJYO and sister Country “96.1 KXY” KXXY as Program Director. At KJYO Ryan will succeed Mike McCoy, who had been at the station as PD since 1989 and exited last week. At KXXY Ryan will succeed iHeartMedia Senior VP/Programming Tom Travis as the day-to-day programmer of the station. Bryan ‘B-Dub’ Washington replaced Ryan as KBEB PD last week. Prior to joining KBEB in 2014, Ryan programmed iHeart Rhythmic CHR “92.1 The Beat” KIBT and Country “106.1 The Twister” KTGX Tulsa for iHeart. He has also worked on-air in the Roch...Read More

Natalia Hernandez Joins Q100.5 Las Vegas For Middays

CBS Radio Rhythmic Hot AC “Q100.5” KXQQ Henderson/Las Vegas has named Natalia Hernandez as its new 10am-3pm host. Hernandez joins KXQQ from weekends at sister CHR 98.5 KLUC. She has also co-hosted mornings at Kemp Broadcasting Urban “Hot 97.5” KVEG in Las Vegas and has worked at WPOW and WXDJ Miami, WPTY Long Island, and WMBX West Palm Beach in her career. KXQQ Q100.5 announced today Natalia Hernandez has been named the new Midday host on Q100.5 airing weekdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM effective immediately. In addition to listening to Natalia live on Q100.5 locally, listeners can also stream the station through q100vegas.com or the Radio.com app for mobile devices. Prior to joining Q100.5, Natalia was on-air with sister station 98.5 KLUC. “It’s always rewarding whe...Read More

CBS Sports Radio To Move Tiki & Tierney To Afternoons; DA To Late Mornings

CBS Sports Radio is making schedule changes starting Monday, April 17. With Doug Gottlieb exiting the network on Friday, April 14, Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney will move from 9am-12pm to 3pm-6pm. The duo will also take Gottlieb’s simulcast on the CBS Sports cable network. Moving from nights to fill the 9am-12pm will be Damon ‘DA’ Amendolara. The new 6pm-10pm timeslot host will be announced at a later date. Gottlieb is expected to join Fox Sports and Fox Sports Radio potentially taking their vacant 3-6pm show previously held by Jay Mohr. –CBS Sports Radio’s popular shows, “Tiki and Tierney” and “The DA Show,” will move to new weekday timeslots, effective Monday, April 17, as part of new multi-year agreements with their respective hosts, Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney a...Read More

ESPN Radio Promotes WEPN PD Justin Craig To Senior Director Programming and Operations

ESPN has promoted Justin Craig to Senior Director, Programming and Operations for the national ESPN Radio network. Craig has worked for ESPN since January 1998 moving up from board operator to producer to Program Director first for “ESPN 1000” WMVP Chicago and since 2010 as PD of “ESPN 98.7” WEPN New York. In his new role Craig will relocate to Bristol CT and oversee all ESPN Radio programming and production. Ryan Hurley, who has served as Assistant Program Director at WEPN since 2015 and producer of The Michael Kay Show since 2004, will assume the Program Director role at WEPN. Stephen A. Smith show producer Jonathan Winthrop adds Assistant Program Director duties. ESPN Radio New York 98.7FM program director Justin Craig has been named Senior Director, Programming ...Read More

Guy David Jumps From Fond du Lac To KYGO Denver Mornings

Bonneville Country 98.5 KYGO Denver has filled its morning co-host opening after over a year vacant. Guy David, morning host at “107.1 The Bull” WFON Fond du Lac WI, will join incumbent host Tracy Dixon at KYGO in early April. David is a native Australian who previously worked at a Los Angeles webcaster before getting the morning job at WFON. He fills the opening created by Ryno’s exit back in February of 2016. Bonneville International’s 98.5 KYGO Denver/Boulder welcomes Guy David to Co-Host mornings with Tracy Dixon 5am-9am. “I am beyond excited to work with Tracy,” David said. “It’s an absolute honor to be at KYGO and Bonneville. I look forward to getting to know the community and calling Denver home for many years to come.” “I have been searching for a morning host sin...Read More

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