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KINK Portland To Debut New Morning Show With Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott

Alpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK Portland will debut a new morning show hosted by Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott on Tuesday, May 2. Foley has beed out of radio since exiting CBS Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston in 2014. She has also worked at “Wild 98.7” WLLD Tampa, 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, and and “95.7 The Wolf” KBWF San Francisco in her career. Mitch Elliott joins KINK from afternoons at crosstown Entercom Hot AC “105.1 The Buzz” KRSK where he has worked for the past ten years. He also has worked at “Fox 97.1” WFOX Atlanta and “Mix 92.5” KLSY Seattle. Corey and Mitch will take over the morning slot currently held by Cort Johnson and Sheila Hamilton. No word yet on their status with the station. Alpha Media, Portland...Read More

Ryan Wrecker To Host Overnight America For KMOX

CBS News/Talk 1120 KMOX St. Louis has named Ryan Wrecker as the new host of “Overnight America”. Wrecker will succeed Jon Grayson as host for the 10pm-3am show following Grayson’s move to middays at CH Radio Holdings’ News/Talk 550 KTRS in February. The show ended syndication with Grayson’s departure. He was most recently Program Director at Federated Media News/Talk 1190 WOWO Fort Wayne IN,

Cumulus Promotes Three To New EVP Positions

Cumulus Media has promoted three Senior Vice Presidents to newly created Executive Vice President positions. Mike McVay, who had been Senior VP of Content & Programming will now be Executive Vice President of Content & Programming. Dave Milner and Bob Walker each will rise from Senior VP of Operations to Executive Vice President of Operations titles. Cumulus Media announces the promotion of three Cumulus executives to newly-created EVP posts. Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content & Programming, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Content & Programming. Dave Milner, Senior Vice President, Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations. Bob Walker, Senior Vice President, Operations has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Opera...Read More

WFLY Albany Debuts New Fly Morning Rush

Pamal Broadcasting CHR “Fly 92.3” WFLY Troy/Albany NY has announced the debut of the “Fly Morning Rush” with Jake Allen and Ashley Marie Allen was hosting middays at WFLY in addition to mornings at sister Country “100.9 The Cat” WKLI Albany. Ashley Marie joins the station from afternoons at Delmarva Broadcasting Hot AC “Eagle 97.7” WAFL Milford DE. Jake and Ashley fill the opening created by Brian Cody, Chrissy Cavotta, and Jess’ jump to Townsquare Media Country 107.7 WGNA last month. Albany Broadcasting’s market leading CHR station, FLY92.3 (WFLY-FM) announces the debut of the new FLY MORNING RUSH hosted by Jake Allen and Ashley Marie. Allen joins from FLY92.3’s sister country station 100.9 The Cat, where he hosted mornings for the las...Read More

James Steele Adds Programming Duties At 103.3 The App San Antonio

Alpha Media has appointed James Steele as Program Director at Alternative “103.3 The App” K277CX Terrell Wells/KTFM-HD2 Floresville/San Antonio TX. Steele, who will continue to serve as APD/Afternoon Host at CHR “107.1 The Monkey” WXYK Gulfport MS, has previously programmed Alternative “96X” WROX Norfolk VA. Steele has also previously worked in the Melbourne, West Palm Beach and Orlando markets and doing freelance audio production and voiceover. Pat ‘DJ Grooves’ Cerullo who had been programming K277CX will continue to program CHR “Energy 94.1” KTFM and Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” KJKX for Alpha Media San Antonio. Alpha Media, San Antonio names James Steele Program Director of 103.3 The APP (KTFM-HD2). Steele joined Al...Read More

Alpha Media Appoints VP/Mid-Atlantic Region

Alpha Media has promoted Mike Hartel to Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hartel will continue to serve as the SVP/Market Manager of the company’s Columbia SC stations, but will now add oversight of the Bluefield WV, Fredericksburg VA, Greenville-New-Bern-Jacksonville NC, Myrtle Beach SC, and Savannah GA/Hilton Head SC markets. Alpha Media announces Mike Hartel as Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hartel will also continue to hold the positon of SVP/Market Manager in Columbia, SC. Mike is a 24-year media veteran, who effectively utilizes the strengths of his brands to bring positive change to his clients and community. Alpha Media President/CEO, Bob Proffitt commented on the announcement, “Mike Hartel has shown an incredible leadership style in form, function and re...Read More

Magic 94.9 Tampa Fills Morning Opening With Danielle McBroom

Cox Media Group AC “Magic 94.9” WWRM Tampa has appointed Danielle McBroom as its new mornings host. McBroom will take the reins of “Magic Mornings with Danielle” after 10 years at sister Alternative “97X” WSUN where she most recently hosted mornings. She fills the morning opening created when Chadd & Kristy Thomas departed for new Beasley sign-on “B98.7” WPBB at the end of 2016. Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa Radio has named Magic Mornings with Danielle as its new, permanent morning show on Magic 94-9 (WWRM – FM). “We are so excited to have Danielle join our Magic team,” said John Larson, CMG Tampa Radio’s Director of Branding and Programming for WWRM, WXGL and WDUV. “Her experience, creativity, social media expertise and infectious attitud...Read More

Monisha Mann Returns To B95 Fresno For Nights

iHeartMedia Rhythmic CHR “B95” 94.9 KBOS-FM Fresno has named Monisha ‘Mo’ Mann as its new night host. Mann returns to Fresno from the same daypart at American General Media’s “Hot 94.1” KISV Bakersfield. She started her career at KBOS as an intern and previously has worked on-air there as well as at “Q97” KSEQ Fresno and CHR “Hits 93.1” KKXX Bakersfield. iHeartMedia Fresno announced today that Monisha Mann has been named nighttime host for B95, Fresno’s Hip Hop and Hits, effective immediately. Mann will broadcast weeknights 7 p.m. – midnight. Mann will build on B95 night show’s rich legacy of bringing the latest in new and upcoming music to the Central California listeners. She will utilize the station’s on-air, digital and ...Read More

Andy Gresh Joins WPRO For Nightly Sports Show

Cumulus News/Talk 630 WPRO Providence/99.7 WEAN Wakefield-Peacedale RI has announced the return of Andy Gresh to the market to host a nightly sports talk show from 6-9pm. Gresh joins WPRO from CBS News/Talk 1080 WTIC Hartford where he was co-hosting afternoons. Gresh previously spent ten years hosting mornings at now-defunct sister Sports “790 The Score” WSKO from 1998 through 2008. After stints at WFAN New York, ESPN Radio, and Sirius/XM, Gresh was one of the original hosts on “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM Boston upon its launch in 2010 co-hosting middays with Scott Zolak. He also was part of the New England Patriots radio network coverage from 2005 through 2014. Cumulus Media announces the return of Andy Gresh to the Providence airwaves as the new 6pm-9pm host on P...Read More

Cumulus Appoints New Abilene Market Manager

Cumulus Media has appointed Jeff Lyon as its new Vice President/Market Manager for its four station cluster in Abilene TX. Lyon has spent the past 21 years in Victoria TX as President/Chief Revenue Officer for the cluster now owned by Townsquare Media. Cumulus owns Sports “98.1 The Ticket” KTLT, Country 99.7 KBCY, Classic Rock “102.7 The Bear” KHXS, and CHR “Power 103” 103.7 KCDD in the Abilene market. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio broadcasting professional Jeff Lyon as Vice President/Market Manager for its four-station group in Abilene, TX. Lyon joins Cumulus from Townsquare Media, where he was President/Chief Revenue Officer for its four stations in Victoria, TX, for 21 years. Prior to that, he was Vice President/General M...Read More

iHeartMedia To Launch Bilingual Weekend Show “On The Move with Enrique Santos”

iHeartMedia will debut a new bilingual weekend specialty show on over 100 stations on April 15. “On The Move with Enrique Santos” will air on CHR stations including WKTU New York, KIIS-FM Los Angeles, and WKSC Chicago as well as on the iHeartRadio platform. The show will feature “what’s hot and moving in music, entertainment, lifestyle and current events targeted to the Hispanic community” and originate from the company’s Miami studios. Santos joined iHeartMedia in September 2016 as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino and morning host at “Tú 94.9“ WZTU Miami. iHeartMedia, which reaches 91 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population on a monthly basis — more Hispanics than any other media company — announced today On the Move with Enriqu...Read More

KHMX Launches The Morning Mix

CBS Hot AC “Mix 96.5” KHMX Houston has announced the launch of “The Morning Mix” with Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly starting Monday, April 10. Pepper most recently co-hosted mornings at defunct sister CHR “Hot 95.7” KKHH until its flip to Adult Hits “95.7 The Spot” at the end of 2016. Sheen most recently hosted afternoons at iHeartMedia Sports “Ticket 760” KTKR San Antonio until May 2016. Kelly moves from afternoons at KHMX. The Morning Mix replaces Dave, Mahoney and DK who exited in January with Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney returning to sister Alternative “X107.5” KXTE Las Vegas. Mix 96-5 (KHMX-FM))will launch The Morning Mix with Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly on Monday, April 10, airing week...Read More

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