People & Places

Two Girls & A Guy Return To Charleston

Two Girls & A Guy are getting back together at Apex Broadcasting Adult CHR “Mix 96” 95.9 WMXZ Isle of Palms/Charleston. The show featured multiple incarnations during its twelve year run at Cumulus CHR “95SX” WSSX before the final triumvirate moved on to larger markets. Those three: Mike Edwards, Tonya Brown, and Brooke Ryan will return to Charleston on September 15. Edwards and Brown recently exited mornings at Alpha Media’s “Live 95.5” KBFF Portland, while Ryan was hosting afternoons at Cumulus’ “Hits 107.3” WRQX Washington DC. Edwards will also take on Program Director duties at WMXZ replacing current PD/Afternoon Host Sammy Suarez. The trio will replace the syndicated Ace & TJ in mornings at WMXZ. Charleston’s larges...Read More

Live 105 Launches Kevin Klein Live

CBS Alternative “Live 105” KITS San Francisco will debut “Kevin Klein Live” in mornings on Tuesday, September 2. Led by Kevin Klein, the show will take the slot that has been vacant since the departure of Steve Masters in late 2013. Klein joins from “Playboy Radio” where he hosted mornings. He previously worked at XM’s old MTV and VH1 channels and “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK New York. Joining Klein will be comedians/podcasters Brad Williams and Ally Johnson.

Hot 96.9 Boston Launches New Morning Show With Jermaine Wiggins

Former NFL Tight End Jermaine Wiggins is joining Greater Media Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 96.9” WBQT Boston as co-host of the station’s new “Get Up Crew” morning show. Wiggins most recently worked at CBS’ “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM as a regular contributor after playing for six teams in an eight year NFL career. He will be joined on the “Get Up Crew” by current morning co-host Pebbles and current middayer Melissa. Exiting the station is Baltazar. Greater Media announces former NFL Player and Sports Personality Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins has joined the HOT 96.9 “GetUp Crew” in Boston. His first day on the morning show will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014. HOT 96.9 FM burst onto the scene in January of 2013 and continues to be one of the most...Read More

DJ Laz Joins Hits 97.3 Miami

DJ Laz has found a new home in the Miami market as he will join Cox CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami for mornings beginning Monday, August 25. Laz will be joined by Miss Kimmy, who currently serves as the local voice on sister Urban “99 Jamz” WEDR during the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Laz previously spent 22 years at Beasley’s “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW and until last November was heard on SBS’ now defunct duo “DJ 106.7” WRMA in Miami and “Latino 96.3” KXOL Los Angeles. WFLC has been without a morning show since the station cancelled the KVJ Show at the end of April. Kevin, Virginia and Jason have since returned to the West Palm Beach market on Digity Media’s 97.9 WRMF.

Stephen A. Smith Moves To SiriusXM

Stephen A. Smith is moving his daily radio show from “ESPN New York” 98.7 WEPN to SiriusXM’s “Mad Dog Radio” Channel 85. The new program will debut on Tuesday, September 2 and be produced by ESPN for SiriusXM. Smith will continue to appear on ESPN2’s “First Take” and other ESPN properties. The possibility of the move by Smith from WEPN-FM to SiriusXM was first reported by The New York Daily News in late July. ESPN and SiriusXM have reached an agreement for ESPN to produce The Stephen A. Smith Show exclusively for SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio, channel 85. The two-hour daily program will debut on satellite radio on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. ET. The show will be produced and broadcast from ESPN Audio’s headquarters in Bristol. &...Read More

Jason Lewis Resigns From Syndicated Show On-Air

Genesis Communications Network syndicated host Jason Lewis exited his show based at Clear Channel’s 1130 KTLK Minneapolis midway through last nights show. Lewis is leaving to focus his energies on his Libertarian social network as he states on the site’s blog: Lewis, a long-time advocate against the high levels of taxation now says he too has had enough and will focus his efforts, and place his commentary, on a start-up business he co-founded named, suitably enough, GALT.IO. This way, says the talk host, he’ll be able to do as much work as desired, but more importantly just enough to keep the taxman at bay – and no more. Lewis cited President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” phrase and responded to those who endlessly seek to redistrib...Read More

Kevin, Virginia And Jason Debut On WRMF

Update 7/29: There was no press conference, nor a snag with the contract with Cox Media Group as Kevin, Virginia and Jason debuted on Digity Media Hot AC 97.9 WRMF this morning. Update 7/21: 3:00pm came with no announcement from the KVJ Show as Cox Media Group did not let the show out of their contract. Post by The KVJ Show. WPTV reports that the press conference was postponed indefinitely. WPTV states that Kevin, Virginia, and Jason were set to announce they would be joining Digity Media Hot AC 97.9 WRMF as current WRMF morning host Jennifer Ross is shifting to sister AC “Sunny 107.9” WEAT. Palm Beach Broadcasting (97.9 WRMF and WEAT, Sunny 107.9) a subsidiary of Digity LLC announced today perennial #1 morning radio host Jennifer Ross is returning to the chair she held for man...Read More

Bob Rivers Retires From KJR-FM Seattle

Bob Rivers has announced he will retire from the morning show at Clear Channel Classic Hits 95.7 KJR-FM Seattle on Friday, August 8. The date will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Rivers debuting in Seattle on 99.9 KISW after a previous run in mornings at “98 Rock” WIYY Baltimore. Rivers remained at KISW until 2001 when it moved to CBS Classic Rock 102.5 KZOK before moving to KJR-FM in April 2011. Rivers states he continue to produce his “Twisted Tunes” parody songs and potentially launch a podcast. Clear Channel has registered a number of domains hinting at a format change at KJR-FM following Rivers’ retirement.

Maynard Taking Off For Clear Channel

Maynard, Program Director of Hubbard CHR “Movin 92.5” KQMV and Modern AC “Click 98.9” KLCK Seattle is exiting to join Clear Channel as a Vice President of Programming. Maynard also hosted middays at KQMV. While Maynard’s exact duties have not been announced, could the timing have anything to do with Clear Channel’s expected revamping of Classic Hits 95.7 KJR-FM? Morning Host Bob Rivers is promoting an announcement for Monday morning at 7:40am. Before leaving 4 the weekend, remember that Monday 7:40 AM PT we'll make a VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! 95.7 @KJR_FM — Bob Rivers (@BobRiversShow) July 25, 2014

Stoney Richards Leaving WDSY Afternoons

CBS Country “Y107.9” WDSY Pittsburgh APD/MD/Afternoon Host Stoney Richards has announced he will step down as of September 10 to dedicate more time to his acting career. Richards has been with WDSY for the past eighteen years, but will remain with the station for guest appearances and with sister News/Talk 1020 KDKA on his weekend “Live From The Centre”. Richards has a long acting resume dating back to the 1980s and includes appearances in such projects as Predator 2, Three Men And A Little Lady, and most recently in 2013’s Out Of The Furnace. The following CBS memo was sent to us making the announcement: Some of you may be aware that Stoney Richards has enjoyed acting over past several years, and has appeared on both the big and small screens from time to tim...Read More

Hot 97 Names New Program Director

The most transitional phase in the history of Emmis Urban “Hot 97” WQHT New York will include a new Program Director. Jay Dixon, who has served as Interim Program Director since Ebro Darden stepped down in March to focus on his on-air duties, will take the reigns on a permanent basis. Dixon previously programmed Emmis now-defunct Urban AC “98.7 Kiss-FM” WRKS New York before it was leased to ESPN in 2012. Hot 97 has seen a number of transitions this year. Deon Livingston replaced Alexandra Cameron as General Manager following the purchase of 107.5 WBLS and 1190 WLIB by Emmis. Ebro stepped down as Program Director to join Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds in what has now been renamed as “Ebro in The Morning”. And longtime afternoon host Angie Martinez defec...Read More

Andy Dean Exits America Now

Premiere Radio Networks has announced that Andy Dean will step down as host of the syndicated “America Now” as of Friday, August 8. Joe Pags will fill-in as host until a new host for the program which airs from 6-9pm Eastern/3-6pm Pacific is announced after Labor Day. Dean is exiting the program to focus on his The platform allows users to place content behind a subscription paywall. Dean will host a podcast on the platform 2-3 times per week. Premiere Networks announced today that Andy Dean has decided to step down as host of America Now on August 8, 2014. Dean will focus on some exciting projects in the works. Details regarding a new host for the popular News/Talk program will be announced after the Labor Day holiday. Joe Pags, host of the Premiere Networks-sy...Read More