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Aimee Montgomery Joins Lite 101.5 Las Vegas

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

Sports 790 Houston Sets New Lineup

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

Ally & Andy Exit Y108 Pittsburgh

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.

Ryan Wild Joins WKTI As Program Director

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

CBS Radio Philadelphia Promotes Three To Assistant Program Director Roles

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

DJ J1 Named WKYS Program Director

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.

Tony Matteo Named SVP/Programming For iHeartMedia Central California/Nevada

iHeartMedia has appointed Tony Matteo as Senior Vice President of Programming for its Central California / Nevada region which includes Fresno, Las Vegas, and Sacramento. Matteo moves from Wichita where served as Senior Vice President of Programming for the Omaha region. He has also served as Operations Manager for the Wichita cluster, Program Director of Variety Hits “106.5 The Lake” WHLK Cleveland, and PD of Hot AC “Alice 95.5” KTOZ Springfield MO during his career. Matteo succeeds JoJo Turnbeaugh, who moved to the Denver region in May. iHeartMedia announced today that Tony Matteo has been named Region Senior Vice President of Programming for its Central California / Nevada region, effective immediately. iHeartMedia’s Central California / Nevada region has a stron...Read More

Lois Lewis Moves To KNIX

iHeartMedia Country 102.5 KNIX Phoenix has appointed Lois Lewis as its new APD/MD. Lewis, who has already been voicetracking middays at KNIX, will relocate to Phoenix from Las Vegas where she held the same position at “95.5 The Bull” KWNR. She has also worked as Senior Director of Regional Promotion for Republic Nashville and MD/Night host at Cumulus’ 99.5 KIIM Tucson. She fills the APD/MD role held by Anthony ‘Antman’ Allen until his promotion to PD in Austin last week. iHeartMedia Phoenix’s 102.5 KNIX, Today’s Best Country & All Time Favorites, announced today that Lois Lewis has been named Assistant Program Director and Music Director, effective July 17th. iHeartMedia Phoenix has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands a...Read More

Crystal Legends Promoted To WRNS Program Director

Alpha Media Country 95.1 WRNS-FM Kinston/New Bern NC has named APD/MD/Morning Co-Host Crystal Legends as its new Program Director. Legends has been with WRNS-FM since 2012 when she moved from MD/nights at sister CHR “Bob 93.3” WERO to join Jim Mantel in mornings. She has also worked at “The Hot FM” 96.3 WRHT in the Kinston/New Bern/Jacksonville market and CHR “K92” WXLK Roanoke. She succeeds Carletta Blake as WRNS-FM Program Director. Blake left earlier this year to program iHeartMedia Country “B93.9” WNCB Cary/Raleigh.

Bill Dollar Moves To Cumulus Albany

Cumulus Media has promoted Bill Dollar to Operations Manager of its six station cluster in Albany GA. Dollar comes to Albany from Montgomery AL where he as programmed Country 92.3 WLWI for the past eight years. He has also served as OM/PD for “South 107” WTSH Rome GA. In addition to his Operations Manager duties, Dollar will host 10am-2pm on Country “104.5 Nash-FM” WKAK and 2-6pm on Classic Rock “Rock 103.5” WJAD. Cumulus’ other stations in the Albany GA market are: Urban AC “Q101.7” WQVE, Country “102.1 Nash Icon” WNUQ, AC “Mix 107.7” WEGC, and News/Talk 1590 WALG. Cumulus Media announces that it has named radio broadcasting veteran Bill Dollar as Operations Manager for its six radio stations in Albany, GA. Doll...Read More

Entercom Appoints Bill Ashenden As New Portland VP/Market Manager

Bill Ashenden has joined Entercom as its new VP/Market Manager for its Portland OR operations. Ashenden joins Entercom from BiCoastal Media’s Medford OR stations where he has served as Market Manager since January 2014. Most of his career has been spent in Portland where he was GM of CHR “Z100” KKRZ in the early 1990s and later spent 15 years as General Sales Manager for 750 KXL and then General Sales Manager for Alpha Media. He succeeds Tim McNamara who exited earlier this year. Entercom today announced that Bill Ashenden is joining the Portland cluster as the Vice President and Market Manager for Entercom Portland effective July 10th, 2017. Ashenden previously served as the Market Manager and General Manager for BiCoastal Media in Medford, Oregon. “Bill impressed us not...Read More

Dustin Fletcher Adds KDXA Des Moines Programming Duties

A few months after transferring from Richmond to St. Louis to program then-newly launched Alternative “Alt 104.9” KLLT Columbia IL/St. Louis, Dustin Fletcher has been promoted to Director of Alternative Rock Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region. As part of his expanded duties, Fletcher will add day-to-day programming for Alternative “Alt 106.3” KDXA Ankeny/Des Moines IA. He takes the programming reins from Greg Chance, who he will now report to as Chance remains in place as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia’s Iowa stations and Operations Manager for Des Moines. iHeartMedia announced today new programming roles for Dustin Fletcher, effective immediately. Fletcher has been named Director of Alternative Rock Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region ...Read More

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