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Dr. Drew Joins KABC; Loveline To 35+ Cumulus Stations

As part of a deal that will see Westwood One take over distribution of Loveline, Cumulus Talk 790 KABC Los Angeles will launch Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood in January. As part of the deal Loveline will be added on 35 Cumulus stations including Alternative 101.1 WKQX Chicago, AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco, Classic Rock “Rock 100.5” WNNX Atlanta, and Active Rock “93X” KXXR Minneapolis. Loveline will continue to be heard in Los Angeles on CBS Alternative 106.7 KROQ. Cumulus announces the launch of Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood airing weekdays in Los Angeles on TalkRadio 790 KABC beginning early January. As part of Dr. Drew and Mike Catherwood’s expanded relationship with Cumulus, the company’s Westwood One syndication division also will begin sy...Read More

Sharon Dastur Moves Up To National Programming; Mark Medina Named Z100 PD

Sharon Dastur, Program Director of iHeartMedia CHR “Z100” WHTZ Newark/New York and Nick Radio a partnership of iHeart and Nickelodeon, is moving up the corporate ladder as Senior Vice President of Programming Integration. Dastur has been with WHTZ since 1996 and Program Director since 2006. In her new position she “will create cutting-edge programs that leverage the company’s assets for brands and partners and will assist with the program execution with artist, managers and labels. In this role, she will develop cross promotion partnerships between label groups and agencies, and in addition she will work with in-market programmers, lending her knowledge and ability to help refine current programs and initiatives. She will also work together with the Artist Relations...Read More

Cumulus Hires Bruce Gilbert As SVP/Sports

Cumulus is creating a brand-new SVP/Sports position for Bruce Gilbert. Gilbert will join Cumulus from iHeartMedia’s Premiere Radio Networks where he was SVP/Sports Operations overseeing Fox Sports Radio. His new position will give him oversight over all of Cumulus’ Sports formatted stations as well as Sports content produced for syndication by Westwood One. At Premiere, Don Martin will return to the position he held in 2012 and 2013 as SVP/Sports Programming as he re-adds network programming to his current position as Program Director of 570 KLAC Los Angeles. Cumulus announces that sports programming executive Bruce Gilbert will join the company in the newly-created role of Senior Vice President/Sports for Cumulus and Westwood One, the largest pure-play sports radio network in ...Read More

Jayde Donovan Joins WPLJ For Mornings

95.5 WPLJ New York is relaunching its morning show yet again. Jayde Donovan will join the station as co-host of “Todd and Jayde (In the Morning)”. Donovan joins WPLJ from Cox CHR “Hot 101.5” WPOI Tampa where she hosted “Hot Mornings with Jayde”. In addition to multiple television jobs, Donovan began her career co-hosting mornings at “XL106.7” WXXL Orlando. WPLJ had just relaunched its morning show in February when Scott Shannon exited and then joined Classic Hits 101.1 WCBS-FM. Todd Pettengill moved up to lead “The Todd Show”. Exiting with the addition of Donovan is co-host Cooper Lawrence and Production Director Fitz. Also of note, in the press release below is no mention of WPLJ Program Director John Foxx. Back in Tampa, where D...Read More

Entravision Signs Piolin In 14 Markets

We now know who will be handling the distribution of Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo’s new syndicated show as Entravision has announced they have signed him to a programming and network advertising sales agreement. Entravision will carry the new “El Show de Piolin” in fourteen markets including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, and Las Vegas. Entravision Solutions will handle all network advertising sales for the program, which is being self-distributed by Soltelo’s Alliance Radio Network. The Entravision stations to carry the program are: Arizona – “La Tricolor 103.5” KLNZ Phoenix California – “La Tricolor 99.3” KMXX El Centro-Yuma, “Super Estrella 107.1” KSSC Ventura/KSSD Fallbrook/KSSE Arcadia/Los Angeles, “La Tricolor 99.5...Read More

Terry Dorsey Retiring From KSCS Dallas

After 33 years in mornings in the Dallas market, Terry Dorsey has announced his retirement from Cumulus Country 96.3 KSCS. Dorsey entered the Dallas market at now-sister 99.5 KPLX in 1981. He crossed over to KSCS in 1988 to front “The Dorsey Gang” with co-host Mark ‘Hawkeye’ Louis. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram states that move to KSCS led to a long stretch of dominance for the station leading the market. In 2011 the program was retitled as “Hawkeye & Dorsey”. Dorsey’s final day on the station will be next Wednesday, December 17. Following his exit, Hawkeye and producer ‘Trapper’ John Morris will continue in the timeslot. Listen to the audio of Dorsey’s retirement announcement here. Cumulus announces that legendary Country rad...Read More

Jason Bailey Replaces The Regular Guys At Rock 100.5 Atlanta

The run of The Regular Guys has come to an end at Cumulus Classic Rock “Rock 100.5” WNNX College Park/Atlanta. Jason Bailey, most recently in mornings at CBS Sports “92.9 The Game” WZGC Atlanta, will join WNNX for mornings starting Monday, December 15. Then known as “Buckethead”, Bailey also worked at WTKS and WJRR Orlando and WXTB Tampa Bay. His entrance concludes the third run of “The Regular Guys” in Atlanta. The show was led by the exiting Larry Wachs and co-hosts Southside” Steve Rickman and “Action Plan” Tim Andrews. The fourth member of the group, Eric Von Haessler was let go from the station in 2013. Wachs and Von Haessler began the Regular Guys show in Los Angeles in 1995 and first came to Atlanta to host mornings o...Read More

Lineup Changes Coming To CBS Sports Radio

CBS Sports Radio has made its lineup change official. Gregg Gianotti will join the network from CBS’ “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh for 6-9am with current night co-host Brian Jones. Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber will shift from that timeslot to 9am-12pm replacing John Feinstein with their co-host Dana Jacobsen exiting. Damon Amendolara moves from overnights to the 6-10pm slot with weekender Amy Lawrence moving to the 2-6am slot. Back in Pittsburgh, Colin Dunlap will move from nights to mornings joining Josh Miller and Jim Colony. CBS Sports Radio today announced a new lineup for the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market sports radio network heard on more than 330 stations nationwide, starting on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Highlighted by a deep roster of personalities, the pr...Read More

Tom Barnard Signs Extension To Remain With KQRS

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the new contract is for five years keeping Barnard at KQRS through the end of 2019. Barnard will also have additional, unannounced duties at Cumulus in Minneapolis. Original Report 12/3: Longtime 92.5 KQRS Minneapolis morning host Tom Barnard has signed a long-term contract extension with the Cumulus Classic Rock station. Barnard, who has been with KQRS since 1986, doesn’t state how long the contract will run for, but insinuates it will allow KQRS to be the only station he ever hosted mornings for. “I will be eternally grateful to the listeners of KQRS for supporting the KQ Morning Show for the past 29 years. It is a local kid’s dream come true. I am very excited to know ALL of my years as a morning show host will be spent at KQRS. I am...Read More

ProFootballTalk Live Joining NBC Sports Radio Middays

NBC Sports Group and Westwood One’s NBC Sports Radio network will launch a new midday show in 2015. ProFootballTalk Live with Mike Florio will debut on Monday, January 5 in the 12-3pm eastern timeslot currently held by Newy Scruggs’ “Voices Of The Game”. Florio is the founder of ProFootballTalk.com and also hosts a daily ProFootballTalk branded show daily for NBCSN in addition to contributing to NBC’s Football Night In America. ProFootballTalk Live currently exists as a daily video show on NBCSports.com. NBC Sports Radio will debut in January a new three-hour football-focused program featuring Mike Florio, creator of ProFootballTalk on NBCSports.com and co-host of PRO FOOTBALL TALK on NBCSN, it was announced today by Westwood One and NBC Sports Group. ProFootb...Read More

Larry Elder Out At KABC

Larry Elder has exited Cumulus Conservative Talk 790 KABC Los Angeles. As first reported last night by Tom Leykis after all references to Elder were wiped from the station’s website, Elder departs KABC after two tenures. He first joined the station for afternoons in 1994 where he remained until December 2008. From 2002 until 2007 his program was syndicated nationally via ABC Radio Networks. Elder then returned to the station in September 2010 in the 9am to 12pm slot before returning to afternoon drive the following year. Elder has not commented on his departure from KABC outside of tweeting that he will be continuing his show today on his website. Elderados, not to worry. I'll be doing the show LIVE at the usual time 3p to 6p (pacific). Just go to http://t.co/sfQBggKr2L. Talk lat...Read More

Axel Lowe Joins 96 Rock Cincinnati As Program Director

Cumulus has promoted Axel Lowe to the PD position at Active Rock “96 Rock” 96.5 WFTK Lebanon/Cincinnati. Lowe joins WFTK from sister “Rock 100.5” WNNX Atlanta where he was APD/Afternoon Host. Lowe worked at Alternative “99X” for the entire run of the station starting in nights and working up to PD when the brand was relaunched on a translator. At WFTK Lowe replaces Michael ‘Fin’ Walter who departed in October to manage a local concert venue. Cumulus announces that it has promoted Axel Lowe to Program Director for WFTK (96 Rock) in Cincinnati. Lowe moves to his new post from Atlanta, where he most recently served Cumulus as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive Personality for Rock 100.5 WNNX. Prior to that, he was Morning Show Host a...Read More