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Walter ‘Sterling’ Sabo Goes Into Sunday Night Syndication

Westwood One has announced it is taking CBS Radio News/Talk 1210 WPHT Philadelphia Sunday night host Walter Sterling into national syndication. Sterling, better known as veteran programmer/consultant Walt Sabo, has hosted a lifestyle based talkshow on WPHT since 2014 from 10pm-1am Sunday nights. The new syndicated show will debut on CBS Radio’s 1020 KDKA Pittsburgh and 1120 KMOX St. Louis plus Cumulus Media’s 630/105.9 WMAL Washington DC and 890 WLS Chicago. Sabo is known for his work developing the Hot Talk format in the early 1990s at “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton and “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Orlando. He also worked as a programming VP at both ABC and NBC Radio and was involved in the launch of Sirius Satellite Radio and Merlin Media’s “FM...Read More

Tony ‘Radar’ Hess Joins WMYX For Mornings

Entercom Hot AC “99.1 The Mix” WMYX Milwaukee has filled the morning show opening created by the exit of Wes McCane earlier this month. Tony ‘Radar’ Hess, who previously spent 17 years in mornings as iHeartMedia Country “FM 106.1” WMIL until his own departure this past March, will join WMYX starting August 14. Hess will accompany WMYX holdover Elizabeth Kay on the new “Elizabeth and Radar” show. Entercom Milwaukee announced today that 99.1 The Mix (WMYX-FM) will debut a new morning show named “Elizabeth and Radar,” hosted by Mix veteran Elizabeth Kay and the new WMYX member, Tony ‘Radar” Hess. The new show will be on air weekdays beginning Monday, August 14 from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. “I am excited for the new morning show and I am confident ...Read More

Scott Gaines Moves To WKHX As APD/Afternoon Host

Scott Gaines is transferring to Cumulus Country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX Atlanta as Assistant Program Director/Afternoon host to round out the station’s recent lineup revamp. Gaines had been hosting afternoons for Cumulus’ “Kix 106” 105.9 WGKX Memphis since early 2016. Prior to that he worked at “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM Nashville and has also worked in Dallas and Detroit. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed radio programming professional and on-air personality Scott Gaines as Afternoon Host and Assistant Program Director for Country radio station Kicks 101.5/WKHX in Atlanta, GA. Gaines moves from Cumulus Media-Memphis, where he was Afternoon Host for Country station Kix 106/WGKX. Gaines will debut on Kicks 101.5 on September 5, 2017. His s...Read More

Aaron ‘Goose’ Seller Joins KYGO Morning Show

Bonneville Media Country 98.5 KYGO Denver has added Aaron ‘Goose’ Seller to its morning show. Goose joins KYGO from Cumulus AC “92.9 Peak-FM” KKPK Colorado Springs where he co-hosted mornings for the past ten years. He joins Tracy Dixon and Guy David at the KYGO morning show. Bonneville Country 98.5 KYGO/Denver has added Aaron “Goose” Seller to its morning line-up joining Tracy Dixon and Guy David from 5a-9am. “With the addition of ‘Goose’ we now have all the pieces of what will be a great morning show for the Denver audience for years to come” says PD John E. Kage. Seller adds; “I want to thank OM Bobby Irwin and GM Scott Jones for an awesome 10 years in Colorado Springs. I would also like to thank Cumulus EVPP Mike McVay and RVP Doug Hammond for everything t...Read More

Nancy Dymond Returns To Cumulus Flint As Market Manager

Cumulus Media has hied Nancy Dymond as its Vice President/Market Manager for its Flint MI stations. Dymond joins Cumulus from Community Broadcasters Watertown NY where she also served as Market Manager. This marks a return to the cluster for Dymond, who served in the same role from 2000 through 2004 when it was owned by Citadel. She has also managed clusters in Lansing and Saginaw MI, Toledo OH, and Erie and Susquehanna Valley PA during her career. Dymond fills the position most recently held by Ed Leick under Regional VP Chris Monk, who rejoined the company earlier this year. Cumulus owns Urban AC “Z92.7” WDZZ, Country “Nash-FM 95.1” WFBE, CHR “CK 105.5” WWCK-FM, Sports “Xtra 1330” WTRX, and Talk “SuperTalk 1570” WWCK in the Flin...Read More

Dawn Santolucito Adds Music Director Duties At WKLB Boston

Beasley Media has promoted Dawn Santolucito to Music and Marketing Director for “Country 102.5” WKLB Boston. Santolucito joined WKLB in 2009 to oversee their Marketing, Promotions, and Web Content from iHeartMedia CHR “Kiss 108” 107.9 WXKS-FM where she served as Promotions Manager. She will now add on the MD duties previously held by Ginny Rogers until her retirement in May under new Program Director David Corey. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Dawn Santolucito has been promoted to Music and Marketing Director at Country 102.5 in Boston. In her new role, Dawn will continue her oversight of the marketing/promotions department, but will now also help lead the charge on the music side for Country 102.5. ...Read More

Midwest Revamps Lineups At WJXA/WNFN Nashville

Midwest Communications has announced a series of staff additions at AC “Mix 92.9” WJXA and CHR “i106.7” WNFN Nashville. Brandon O’Brien and Ricki Smith join WJXA for mornings where they will be paired with remaining Producer/Co-host Clint Redwine starting August 21. O’Bried was most recently Program Director at Country “US 106.1” WUSH Poquoson/Norfolk VA, while Smith co-hosted mornings at Hubbard Variety Hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH St. Louis. They fill the opening created by Kim Leslie’s exit in March. Morning co-host Anna Marie will move to nights. Current WNFN midday host Butter will move to 10am-12pm at WJXA in addition to retaining his duties as WNFN’s Assistant Program Director/Music Director and adding duties as v...Read More

Chad Taylor Joins Cumulus As Des Moines Operations Manager

Cumulus Media has named Chad Taylor as Operations Manager for its five stations in Des Moines IA and afternoon host at Country “92.5 Nash Icon” KJJY. Taylor joins Cumulus from Townsquare Media St. Cloud MN where he served as OM and hosted mornings at Hot AC “Mix 94.9” KMXK since 2011. In addition to KJJY, he will oversee Classic Rock “95 KGGO” 94.9, Country “Nash-FM 97.3” KHKI, Classic Hip-Hop “98.3 The Vibe” KWQW, and Talk/Sports 1700 KBGG. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Chad Taylor as Operations Manager for its five-station group in Des Moines, IA, effective August 7. Taylor will also host Afternoon Drive on KJJY-FM/NASH Icon 92.5. He joins Cumulus from Townsquare Media, where he was Operations Manager for its six...Read More

Kevin Frandsen & Drew Hoffar Move To KNBR Nights

After cutting their morning show and all other local programming on “KNBR 1050” KTCT San Francisco, Cumulus Media is moving Kevin Frandsen and Drew Hoffar to nights at 680 KNBR starting August 14. The duo will host “KNBR Tonight” from 7-10pm or after San Francisco Giants games replacing Ray Woodson, who exited along with the KTCT changes at the end of July. San Jose native Frandsen spent a decade in the major leagues including two tours with the local Giants. Hoffar joined Cumulus last year to host the KTCT morning show after runs at Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ in San Francisco and CBS Radio’s 1140 KHTK Sacramento at which he co-hosted with Don Geronimo. Cumulus Media announces that Bay Area natives Kevin Frandsen and Drew Hoffar will host...Read More

Paul Cannell Joins Cumulus New Orleans To Program WRKN/WZRH

Cumulus Media has hired Paul Cannell as Program Director of Alternative “Alt 92.3” Laplace/New Orleans and Country “Nash-FM 106.1” WRKN Picayune MS. Cannell most recently programed Sunrise Broadcasting Alternative “Modern Rock 98.7” WRMR Jacksonville NC. His programming career includes stops at WMFX Columbia SC, KOOJ Baton Rouge, KTUX Shreveport, and WKLR Richmond VA. He also has worked in the New Orleans market previously as Digital Content Director for Entercom Classic Rock “Bayou 95.7” WKBU. Cumulus Media announces that Paul Cannell has been appointed as Program Director for New Orleans radio stations Alt 92.3 /WZRH-FM, and NASH FM 106.1/WRKN. The appointment is effective August 14, 2017. Cannell is an experienced programming professional,...Read More

Adams Radio Revamps Delmarva Programming Team

Adams Radio Group has appointed new Program Directors for four of its five stations in Salisbury/Ocean City MD. The one remaining PD, Larry ‘Big Red’ Stephens, has been promoted to Operations Manager for the cluster and adds PD duties for Oldies “Kool 104.3 & 105.1” W282BB Salisbury/W286BB Ocean Pines/WOCQ-HD2 to his existing position as PD/Afternoon host at Country “K107.7” WKHI Fruitland. Midday hosts Stacy ‘Carolina’ Gantt at Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH Millsboro DE and Rob ‘Rob Jay’ Johnson’ of Rhythmic CHR “OC 104” 103.9 WOCQ Berlin are promoted to PD at their respective stations. Laura Lee, cluster Promotions Director and midday host at Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG-FM Seaford DE ...Read More

Charly Morgan Takes Middays At WSB-FM

Cox Media Group AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has named Charly Morgan as its new midday host. Morgan, who will continue to co-host mornings at sister “106.1/107.1 Your Georgia Country” WNGC-FM Athens/WTSH Aragon/W296BB Jonesboro, had been filling in on the midday slot since May. She fills the vacancy created by Tripp West’s recovery from brain surgery. Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio’s B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) has officially added Charly Morgan to the weekday line-up as the midday host. Morgan is currently the morning drive co-host on Your Georgia Country (WNGC/Athens) and has also been handing midday fill-in on B98.5 since May 2017. Chris Eagan, Director of Branding and Programming, said, “I’ve been listening to Charly on WNGC for years, her sound, personality ...Read More

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