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Mark Fuhrman Named iHeartMedia West Virginia Area President

iHeartMedia has appointed Mark Fuhrman, no not that one, as Area President overseeing their stations in Huntington, Parkersburg and Wheeling WV. Fuhrman joins iHeart from IMG College where he served as General Manager overseeing all sports marketing for Marshall University. Most of his career has been spent in sports marketing including ten years as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Atlanta Blaze of Major League Lacrosse, ten years as General Manager of Comcast Sports Southeast and working in the marketing departments of the NFL, Atlanta Falcons, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He will report to Tim McAleer, President of iHeartMedia’s Pittsburgh Region. iHeartMedia West Virginia announced today that Mark Fuhrman has been named Area President in the Pittsburgh/West Virginia Region, ...Read More

DJ Riddler Joins Radio Now Houston

Radio One CHR “92.1 Radio Now” KROI Seabrooke/Houston has made its first hiring with the addition of Rich ‘DJ Riddler’ Pangilinan as Music Director. Pangilinan will have an undisclosed on-air role at the station as well. He most recently served as APD/MD/Mixer at CBS CHR “Hot 95.7” KKHH from June until its flip to Adult Hits “95.7 The Spot” at the end of 2016. In addition to KKHH, DJ Riddler has mixed for 96.5 KNRJ and 104.1 KRBE Houston and “Z100” WHTZ and WKTU New York. Radio One Houston’s KROI 92.1 Radio Now is proud to welcome our newest addition to the team DJ Riddler! DJ Riddler joins Radio Now Houston as the new Music Director and On-Air Personality. DJ Riddler is on the pulse of today’s NOW music and Billboard Magazine lists him as on...Read More

New PD & Morning Show For KMGA Albuquerque

Cumulus Media AC “99.5 Magic-FM” KMGA Albuquerque has revamped its staff with a new morning co-host and a new Program Director/afternoon host. Bryan Simmons took over the programming reigns at KMGA in January. Simmons is best known for the 28 years he spent at iHeartMedia AC 103.5 KOST Los Angeles and then 5 at CBS Radio Smooth AC “94.7 The Wave” KTWV. He had also been hosting for Cumulus’ Westwood One for the past four years, which will continue. Simmons’ first move was to bring in Doug Durocher as the new morning co-host for Merideth Dunkel. Durocher most recently hosted mornings at defunct Alternative “X103.9” KCXX Riverside CA and has also worked at 105.9 KPOI Honolulu. Durocher succeeds the role previously held by Chris Fox until his exi...Read More

Tony Russell Joins McKenzie & Jake At 98.7 The Bull Portland

Alpha Media Country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland has announced the addition of Tony Russell to the station’s morning show joining incumbents McKenzie Roth & Jake Byron starting Monday, March 20. Russell previously spent ten years as co-host at “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF Seattle’s “Fitz In The Morning” prior to exiting in October 2015. He also spent time at WFLC Miami, KJYO Oklahoma City, and KPLX, KRBV and KVIL Dallas. Russell will replace Chunky on KUPL’s morning show. No word on his status with the station although as of this writing he is still listed on the station’s website as the morning host. Alpha Media, Portland announced Tony Russell will join the morning show team at KUPL-FM 98.7 The Bull weekdays from 5 a – 10 a. Tony...Read More

Sean Demery Joins KINK Portland As Program Director

Alpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK Portland has appointed Sean Demery as its new Program Director. Demery most recently programmed AAA “88Nine” WYMS Milwaukee and running his own consultancy. He is best known for his long run as APD/MD/Afternoon host at Alternative “99X” WNNX Atlanta from its launch in 1992 to 1999, and then a brief run in mornings at the station in 2006-2007. Demery has also programmed Alternative “Live 105” KITS San Francisco and “X96” KXRK Salt Lake City and hosted mornings at AAA “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT Seattle in his career. Demery succeeds Alpha Media EVP/Programming Scott Mahalick as to day to day programmer of KINK. Alpha Media, Portland names Sean Demery Program Director of 101.9 KINK FM. Sean Demery is a seaso...Read More

Kathy Brown Joins WMGL/WWWZ Charleston As PD

Cumulus Media has hired Kathy Brown as Program Director of Urban “Z93” 93.3 WWWZ Summerville and Urban AC “Magic 107.3” WMGL Ravenel/Charleston SC. Brown joins Cumulus from iHeartMedia St. Louis where she was programming Urban “100.3 The Beat” KMJM and Gospel “Hallelujah 1600” KATZ. Brown also spent 14 years as OM of Radio-One Baltimore and Regional Program Director for Radio-One overseeing the company’s Urban AC stations. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 20-year radio programming professional Kathy Brown as Program Director for WWWZ-FM and WMGL-FM, heritage Urban radio stations in Charleston, SC. Brown joins Cumulus Media-Charleston from iHeart Media-St. Louis, where she was Program Director of Urban station KMJM and Gospe...Read More

Zach Bye Joins Brandon Stokley At KKFN Middays

Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont/Denver CO has announced the addition of Zach Bye as 12-3pm co-host with former NFL Wide Receiver Brandon Stokley. Bye joins KKFN from Albany NY where he co-hosted “Big Board Sports” with Rodger Wyland on “104.5 The Team” WTMM. He also worked at iHeartMedia’s “Fox Sports 980” WOFX and has spent the past seven years as the play-by-play voice for University of Albany sports. Stokley & Zach will air from 12-3pm daily. Former co-host Sandy Clough will continue to host his solo 10am-12pm show on KKFN. Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the addition of Zach Bye, who will co-host “Stokley and Zach,” weekdays from 12 to 3 p.m., beginning Friday, March 31, 2017. “This is a dre...Read More

Hot 103.7 New Orleans Sets On-Air/Programming Staff

Entercom has finally gotten around to officially announcing the launch of Urban AC “Hot 103.7” 1350 WWWL/103.7 W279DF New Orleans. The station, which launched on February 9, also announced its morning and afternoon on-air personalities. Abraham ‘Big Abe’ Johnson, who previously hosted mornings at Cumulus Urban “Power 102.9” KKND in the market joins WWWL for mornings. Terrence ‘Terry Bello’ Burton joins the station as MD/Afternoon host. Bello most recently hosted weekends at Cumulus’ “Radio 103.9” WNBM New York and has worked in Cleveland, Detroit, and Atlanta as well as hosting the syndicated “Soul Lounge” from 2001-2012. Tom ‘Jammer’ Naylor, PD of sister CHR “B97” WEZB has added those dut...Read More

FM 106.1 Milwaukee Debuts New Morning Show

iHeartMedia Country “FM 106.1” WMIL Waukesha/Milwaukee is revamping its morning show as “Ridder, Scott and Shannen”. Ridder moves up from the afternoon slot he has held for the past three years to join Scott Dolphin and Shannen Oesterreich following the retirement this week of Karen Dalessandro and exit of Tony ‘Radar’ Hess. Scott, Karen & Radar had hosted mornings at the station together since 1998. Oesterreich joined the show last year after working in promotions and digital for the cluster since 2012. FM106.1, Milwaukee’s Best Country radio station, announced today the debut of their new morning show, Ridder, Scott and Shannen, effective immediately. Ridder, Scott and Shannen will broadcast weekdays from 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. “I am excited...Read More

WBAV/WPEG Charlotte Revamp On-Air Lineups

Beasley Media Urban “Power 98” 97.9 WPEG Concord and Urban AC “V101.9” WBAV Gastonia/Charlotte have made changes to their on-air lineups. At WPEG, MD/afternoon host Brian ‘Mr. Incognito’ Robinson moves to mornings as part of the “Maddhouse Morning Show”. He will be supplanted in afternoons by local music promoter John ‘Sport E. Odie‘ Adams. Rounding out the changes, WPEG brings Ya Girl Nikki in for nights from weekends at sister “Foxy 99.1” WZFX Fayetteville. At WBAV, all dayparts other than the syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show will see new occupants although the station will bring former afternoon host Derrick ‘Fly Ty’ Jacobs back to host local morning inserts. Music Director Cortney Hicks will move fr...Read More

SBS Syndicates El Terrible From Chicago To Los Angeles & San Francisco

Spanish Broadcasting System has begun syndicating “La Ley 107.9” WLEY Aurora/Chicago morning hosts Terry ‘El Terrible’ Cortez, Kristel ‘La Kristy’ Yañez, and Johnny ‘El Perro’ Orta on their co-owned stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The show has relocated to “La Raza 97.9” KLAX-FM East Los Angeles where it replaces “El Vacilon de la Mañana” hosted by Ramon “El Monchies” Moran, Felix Castillo, and El Compadre Pop in the 6-10am daypart. It also will be airing on “La Raza 93.3” KRZZ San Francisco. Both Cortez and Yañez joined WLEY in 2014 from Univision’s 101.9 KSCA Los Angeles where they were parts of the syndicated Piolin show from 2001-2013. Spanish Broadcasting System Inc. (OTCQX: SBSAA) (SB...Read More

Dana & Jayson Take Mornings At FM 94.9 San Diego

Former 106.1 WBLI Long Island morning hosts Dana DiDonato and Jayson Prim are joining Entercom Alternative “FM 94.9” KBZT San Diego for mornings. Dana & Jayson succeed Chris Cantore and Stephen Woods who departed in January. DiDonato and Prim exited WBLI last summer. She had spent eleven years at the station with multiple co-hosts and previously worked for Entercom at Variety Hits “98.7 Simon” WSMW Greensboro NC using the air name “AJ”. She started her career as part of the Danny & Zack show on “K92” WXLK Roanoke. Prim spent three years as DiDonato’s co-host at WBLI and before that was an off-Broadway actor and performer. Entercom San Diego today announced the debut of “Dana and Jayson” on KBZT FM 949. The program will air Mon...Read More

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