People & Places

Z107.7 St. Louis Goes Local In Mornings With Jordan

iHeartMedia CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ St. Louis has announced it will debut “St. Louis’ Most Hit Music in the Morning with Jordan” on Monday, December 11. John ‘Jordan’ DeSocio, who has served as APD/MD/Afternoon Host at KSLZ and cluster Digital Program Director since December 2013, will fill the hole created by the station dropping the Elvis Duran Show earlier this year. Jordan previously hosted mornings for iHeart’s “Kiss 107.1” WKFS Cincinnati as well as serving as PD of that station and “XL 106.7” WXXL Orlando for iHeartMedia during his career. Z107.7, St. Louis’ #1 Hit Music Station, announced today the debut of “St. Louis’ Most Hit Music in the Morning with Jordan,” effective Monday, December 11. “St. Louis’ Most Hit Music in the Morning ...Read More

Woody Show Comes To Bakersfield

Another day and another affiliate for Premiere Radio Networks’ Woody Show. After announcing its launch in Des Moines yesterday, iHeartMedia Alternative 106.1 KRAB Greenacres/Bakersfield is today’s new affiliate starting Monday, December 11. KRAB becomes the show’s sixth affiliate. No word yet on the status of current morning host Robin Jones. iHeartMedia’s 106.1 KRAB Radio, Bakersfield’s Alternative, announced today the debut of The Woody Show, effective December 11, 2017. The top-rated morning show will broadcast Monday through Friday from 5 – 10 a.m. PT, and Saturdays from 6 – 10 a.m. PT. The Woody Show is highly-interactive, socially-engaging appointment radio.  Featuring Woody, along with co-hosts Ravey, Greg Gory, Menace and Sebas, The Woody Show is descr...Read More

Nichole Hartman Joins Entercom As Chattanooga Market Manager

Entercom has appointed Nichole Hartman as SVP/Market Manager for its recently acquired Chattanooga TN cluster. Hartman joins Entercom from Cox Media Group Jacksonville where she served as General Sales Manager. Previously she served as General Sales Manager for Entercom’s Greenville SC stations from 2007-2013. She succeeds Becky Hartman who served as Market President for the cluster under iHeartMedia. Entercom owns Urban “Real 96.1” W241AF, Variety Hits “98.1 The Lake” WLND, Country “US 101” 100.7 WUSY, CHR “103.7 Kiss-FM” WKXJ, and Rock “Rock 105.5” WRXR in the Chattanooga market. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the appointment of Nichole Hartman as Senio...Read More

Claudia Menegus Named Entercom Orlando Market Manager

Entercom has promoted Claudia Menegus to the role of Senior Vice President/Market Manager for its three stations in Orlando FL. Menegus most recently served as Director of Sales for the Orlando cluster under Steve Carver, who managed both Miami and Orlando for CBS Radio before exiting upon the closing of the merger. She has also served as NTR Director/Sales Manager of 105.7 WHFS Baltimore and Director of Integrated Marketing for CBS Radio during her career. Entercom owns Alternative “FM 101.9” WQMP, Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WOMX, and Classic Hits “105.9 Sunny-FM” WOCL in the Orlando market. Entercom Communications, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced that Claudia Menegus has been elevated to the role of Senior ...Read More

KXTG Portland Cuts Two Local Dayparts; Readds Jim Rome

Alpha Media Sports “750/102.9 The Game” KXTG Portland/K275CH Gresham OR has cut its local afternoon show hosted by Justin Myers and DeVon Pouncey. Myers and Pouncey were first teamed at KXTG in June when they were paired for the 9am-12pm show. Myers had previously co-hosted afternoons with Noah ‘Chop’ Homsley from February through June until the brief tenure of Dino Costa in that daypart. Homsley, who serves as Assistant Program Director at KXTG, had been filling in again in afternoons until this week. The station is now going with CBS Sports Radio programming in both dayparts. Jim Rome returns to KXTG for 9am-12pm after being dropped from the daypart for KIRO Seattle’s Brock & Salk at the start of 2017. Bill Reiter’s “Reiter Than You” is added for ...Read More

Kendall Taylor Rises To APD/Midday Host At WDVD Detroit

Cumulus Media has promoted four staffers at its Detroit cluster. The first move is to fill the APD/Midday host position at Hot AC 96.3 WDVD as weekender Kendall Taylor takes the slot that previously belonged to Beau Derek prior to his exit last month. Taylor previously hosted afternoons at Max Media CHR “Hot 100.5” WVHT Norfolk and has also worked in Lansing, Dallas, and Myrtle Beach as well as hosting overnights on WDVD in the mid 2000’s. She will also continue to host on Westwood One’s Hot AC network. Also at WDVD, Matt Laurenic rises from Producer to Executive Producer of the Blaine Fowler Morning Show. Mike Gagliano moves from Production Director to FM Production Director and Programming Coordinator. Adam Ficorelli moves from street teamer to Promotions Manager ...Read More

Woody Show Adds Alt 106.3 Des Moines; More Affiliates On The Way

The syndicated Woody Show adds its fifth market as iHeartMedia Alternative “Alt 106.3” KDXN Akeney/Des Moines IA picks up the show for mornings starting Monday, December 11. Based at iHeart’s “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles, the show currently airs in Albuquerque, Portland, and St. Louis in addition to Des Moines. Host Jeff ‘Woody’ Fife recently tweeted that “close to ten” additional stations will add the show after the holidays. There are close to 10 new stations going #ALLIN with The Woody Show right after the holidays! Announcements soon! #YouKNOW ?? — Woody (@987Woody) November 26, 2017 iHeartMedia Des Moines announced today the debut of The Woody Show, effective December 11, 2017 on ALT 106.3, Des Moines’ Alternative Rock. The to...Read More

Andy Holt Returns To Entercom To Program 101.5 WLYF Miami

Entercom has appointed Bonneville AC 101.1 KOSI Denver Program Director Andy Holt as for the same duties at AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF Miami. The move marks a return to Entercom for Holt where he previously spent eleven years as Operations Manager of Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU and AC “Magic 101.9” WLMG New Orleans and two years as PD of 96.5 KOIT San Francisco. He joined KOSI in 2015 following its acquisition by Bonneville. He also has previous Miami experience as he formerly programmed Cox Media Group AC “Coast 97.3” WFLC. Holt replaces Rob Sidney, who exited last week after 27 years at the station including 24 as Program Director.

John Reid Joins WRVA Richmond For Mornings

Entercom has made its first move at its recently acquired Richmond VA cluster by appointing John Reid as morning host at News/Talk 1140 WRVA. Reid joins WRVA from the Veterans Administration and SiriusXM’s Conservative Talk “Patriot” where he hosted nights. He had a long run in Richmond as a television investigative reporter and morning news anchor at WRIC from 1994-2004. He fills the opening created by Jimmy Barrett’s move to 740 KTRH Houston in August. With the addition of Reid, Jeff Katz returns to afternoons from 3-6pm after filling in on mornings for the past few months. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced John Reid as the new morning show host of News Radio 1140 WRVA, Richmond’s No. 1 News, Weather an...Read More

Mike Preston Joins iHeartMedia As Baltimore SVP/Programming

Mike Preston is joining iHeartMedia as Senior Vice President of Programming for the company’s Baltimore cluster and Program Director of Country 93.1 WPOC and Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” WQSR. Preston programmed Entercom Country “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF Seattle and later added Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7” KHTP in that market from 2009 until his exit in February of this year. He also served as OM/PD of CBS Radio Seattle’s “96.5 Jack-FM” KJAQ and CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KBKS Seattle from 1999-2006 and VP/Programming for CBS Radio San Francisco from 2006-2009. Earlier in his career he served as Scott Shannon’s right hand as APD/MD of ABC’s 95.5 WPLJ New York from 1989-1997. In addition to WPOC and WQSR, iHeartMedia owns CHR...Read More

George Toulas Named Beasley Tampa Market Manager

Beasley Media has named George Toulas as its new Market Manager for its Tampa cluster. The move marks a return to radio after a six year absence for Toulas who had been serving as CEO of Alpha Astra LLC, a franchisee of womens retailer Apricot Lane Boutiques in Raleigh and Charlotte NC that he and his wife ran until its final location was seized by the North Carolina Department of Revenue for unpaid taxes earlier this year. Toulas previously served as Senior Vice President of American Media Broadcasting, Executive VP/Operations for Chancellor Media/AMFM Inc., Executive Vice President of Salem Media where he helped launched the company’s “Fish” branded Christian AC stations, and Market Manager and EVP/Operations for Clear Channel Miami. Toulas replaces Kent Dunn, who moved...Read More

Brett Ballard Heads To Alt 105.3 Norfolk As PD/Afternoon Host

iHeartMedia has named Brett Ballard as Program Director and Afternoon Host for recently launched Alternative “Alt 105.3” WNOH Norfolk VA. Ballard joins WNOH from similar duties at sister Rock “TK 101” 101.5 WTKX Pensacola FL. He also programmed Classic Rock “96.1 The Rocket” WRKH Mobile AL and Rock “103.7 The Fox” WFFX Hattiesburg MS. He previously worked on-air at “98 Rock” 97.9 WXTB Tampa. iHeartMedia Norfolk announced today that Brett Ballard has been named Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host for ALT 105.3, Hampton Roads Alternative Rock, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Norfolk has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more tha...Read More