CBS is transferring Jason Cage from nights at CHR “B96” WBBM-FM Chicago to mornings at sister “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Philadelphia. Cage will join incumbent morning host Bex starting Monday, March 7th for what will be branded as “Cage & Bex In The Morning”. She was one of the holdovers when that station relaunched from its previous identity as “Wired 96.5” last April. WZMP-FM 96.5 AMP Radio has hired Jason Cage to team with current morning personality Bex to co-host “Cage & Bex in the Morning” as the station’s weekday morning drive show effective Monday, March 7. Cage imports from CBS RADIO’s B96 WBBM-FM/Chicago. His B96 replacement will named later. “I’m thrilled for Jason to host ‘live-and-l...Read More
Jeff Miles is exiting mornings at Cox Media Country “Y100” KCYY San Antonio and heading to Greater Media’s “Country 102.5” WKLB Boston. Miles will debut in Boston on Monday, March 7 replacing JW Willis and Lori Grande who were let go earlier this month. He joined KCYY in August 2013 after a career mainly in CHR and Hot AC including nights and middays at “Q100” Atlanta and middays at KHKS Dallas and WPLJ New York. Greater Media announces Jeff Miles has been named as the new morning show host at WKLB-FM/Country 102.5 in Boston. He will begin his new position on Monday, March 7, 2016. The Texas native most recently served as the morning personality of the “Miles in the Morning” show at Y100 in San Antonio. Previous to that, he did evenings at Q100 in ...Read More
Entercom Alternative “104.3 The Shark” WSFS Miramar/Miami is launching a new morning show as night host Toast will join current morning host Ashley Owen for “The Big Mistake with Ashley & Toast”. Greg ‘Toast’ Lemega was previously part of the Paul & Young Ron Show on iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG before taking a three year radio sabbatical prior to joining WSFS last October. Owen previously worked Cox Media where she hosted nights at 97.3 WFLC prior to its flip to CHR and fill-ins at Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ. Entercom South Florida announced today that Greg ‘Toast’ Lemega will join current morning show host Ashley Owen on their new morning show, The Big Mistake with Ashley & Toast. The show w...Read More
Cumulus Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago is lengthening airshifts following the exit of 1-4pm host Danny Lake. Morning co-host Kim Berk will add solo duties from 9-10am. Greg Brown moves from 9am-1pm to 10am-3pm, Robert Murphy from 4-8pm to 3-7pm and Jeff Davis adds the 7pm hour to his prior 8pm-12am timeslot. Lake joined WLS-FM in 2008 for weekends and later moved up to afternoons. He spent much of his career on the east coast using the name Bob Worthington at stops including WNSR New York, WYXR Philadelphia, WQSR Baltimore, and WBIG-FM Washington before renaming himself Danny Miller at WMYX Milwaukee.
Cumulus has let go of most of the local staff at Urban AC “Radio 103.9” WNBM Bronxville/New York. Exiting the station are middayer La Loca, mixer Mister Cee, part-timers Roxie and Terry Bello, Creative Services Director Ghost, and specialty shows Irie Jam and Midnight Masters of The Mix. Budget cuts were given as the reason for the cuts. Night host Marc Clarke and the syndicated Tom Joyner morning show and DL Hughley afternoon show remain in place for now. WNBM registered a 0.7 share in the January 2016 Nielsen Audio PPM ratings. Radio 103.9 debuted its current format in July 2014.
Hubbard Country 92.3 WIL St. Louis has hired Scott Roddy as their new Program Director. Roddy joins WIL from Saga’s cluster in Bellingham WA where he spent the past three years as Brand Manager for AC 104.1 KAFE. He also worked in Indianapolis from 2005 to 2013 as APD/MD of “97.1 Hank-FM” WLHK and later as PD of Variety Hits “107.9 The Track” WNTR.. Hubbard Radio St. Louis has announced the hiring of professional Scott Roddy, to lead the programming efforts for its New Country radio station 92.3 WIL. Roddy most recently spent three years successfully programming and leading Saga Radio’s cluster in Bellingham, Washington. He generated a winning record prior to that as Entercom’s (and previous owner Oasis Radio’s) Program Director in Indianapolis from 2005 to 20...Read More
The Free Beer & Hot Wings syndicated morning show has announced that co-host Eric Zane has departed the show. Zane had been with the show as a producer and co-host since 2000 when it was based at WBON Knoxville TN after competing against them at 103.5 WIMZ. The show moved to WTHK Trenton NJ and finally Townsquare Media’s 97.9 WGRD Grand Rapids, where it has been based since 2004 and began national syndication. The statement released by the show indicates that the decision to let go of Zane was made by Townsquare. He had been off the air since February 4 with no comments made by the program as to why. The time has finally come for us to address the extended absence of Eric Zane. We can now confirm that Zane is no longer a part of the Free Beer and Hot Wings Show. Our parent compa...Read More
Hubbard Radio has promoted Nancy Stevens to Program Director of Alternative “Alt AZ 93.3” KDKB Phoenix. Stevens was working for Hubbard Phoenix developing NTR programs and station events and replaces Mike Tierney who departed last month. She previously programmed Alternative in the Phoenix market where she worked at now-defunct KEDJ from 1996 through 2005 eventually rising to OM/PD. Hubbard Radio promotes Nancy Stevens to Program Director Alternative KDKB-FM (ALT AZ 93-3)/Phoenix, effective February 15. She replaces Mike Tierney. Already a part of the Hubbard Family, Stevens has worked with all of the Hubbard Phoenix PDs and sales teams building radio festivals and NTR Programs. She previously spent 9 years at Alternative KEDJ-FM (The Edge 103.9) in Phoenix serving as PD and OM...Read More
Alpha Media is making morning show changes at two of its San Antonio stations. Blondie & Nugget are exiting Rhythmic CHR “Energy 94.1” KTFM as Nugget Johnson heads to mornings at Flinn CHR “Q107.5” WHBQ-FM Memphis. The duo were paired at KTFM in June 2014 with Johnson joining from KHTT Tulsa and Rachel ‘Blondie’ Jones from WABD Mobile. No replacements have been named yet. Regional Mexican “95.7 La Ley” KLEY is the newest affiliate of Eddie ‘Piolin” Sotelo’s syndicated morning show. Piolin previously aired in the market on Univision’s “Estereo Latino 92.9” KROM prior to leaving that company in 2013. He will air from 8am-12pm on KLEY. Alpha Media’s La Ley 95.7/KLEY-FM is bringing the party back to San An...Read More
Cumulus Hot AC “Mix 107.3” WRQX Washington DC has hired Jason Kidd for afternoons. Kidd joins the station from his own New Generation Radio where he is President and Brand Developer. He previously programmed CBS Rhythmic CHR 95.5 WPGC in the Washington market. He has also worked in programming and on-air “102.7 Jack-FM” WQSR and “Mix 106.5” WWMX Baltimore and “104.3 The Beat” KQBT Austin for CBS and WKST Pittsburgh and WWHT Syracuse for Clear Channel as well as SiriusXM. Kidd will host 3-7pm starting Monday, February 15. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 25-year radio veteran Jason Kidd as afternoon drive personality for Washington, D.C.’s MIX 107.3/WRQX-FM. Kidd debuts on MIX 107.3 on Monday, February 15, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p...Read More
Morning host Kevin Kiley is out at CBS Sports “92.3 The Fan” WKRK Cleveland. Kiley told WOIO-TV last night that he submitted his resignation in November effective at the end of this month, but was not on the air this morning with co-host Ken Carman. Kiley claimed he was being censored by CBS likely over his comments about women having no place in the NFL; comments that garnered national attention. And I have no right to accept censorship. I’ve never been censored. In 35 years, I’ve never been censored, and I shouldn’t have been censored for this. And I have no right to accept censorship based on what broadcasting is. And nor should you accept censorship, ever. You should make sure that the people on the radio are telling you the truth as they see it. Now, you’re gonna argue wit...Read More
Westwood One has signed Conservative Talker Mark Levin to what they are calling a “lifetime extension”. In reality the deal lasts for ten years through the end of 2025. The show airs live from 6-9pm eastern/3-6pm pacific on over 300 affiliates including Cumulus or Salem owned stations in nine of the top ten markets from its base at 770 WABC New York. The 57 year-old Levin has been syndicated since 2006. The attorney began his radio career hosting a weekend show at WABC in 2002 after being a regular guest on Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity’s programs. Westwood One announces that Mark Levin will continue his eponymous talk show for many years to come, as The Mark Levin Show has now been extended through 2025. Levin, one of the most important, popular, and trusted voices in r...Read More