People Moves 1/15: Lineup Changes At WPLJ
Cumulus Media Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ New York has made some lineup changes to start the year. The “Todd & Jayde Show” in mornings is now running from 5:30 to 8:30am leading into a 95 minute block of commercial-free music. Assistant Program Director Mike Allan replaces Ralphie Aversa in nights. No word on the status of Aversa, but he has also been dropped from his voicetracking slots in middays at “97 BHT” 97.1 WBHT/95.7 WBHD Wilkes-Barre PA and in evenings at “92 PRO-FM” WPRO-FM Providence.
All-Pro Broacasting Hot AC “Hot 103.9” KHTI Lake Arrowhead/Riverside CA and AC “101.3 The Mix” KATY Idyllwild/Temecula as promoted Kelly J to co-host mornings with Jeff Pope. Kelly joined KHTI last year as night host and also serves as a traffic reporter for iHeartMedia stations in Los Angeles.
Neuhoff Media CHR “B102.9” WXXB Lafayette IN Program Director Jared Jesulaitis is dropping those duties to take on the role of Sports Director for the cluster and to co-host “The Morning Drive” on Sports “101.7 The Hammer” 1450 WASK/101.7 W269DJ. Jesulaitis had been hosting afternoons on WASK.
With the move of Jesulaitis, Assistant Program Director/night host Joe LaCay will rise to the Program Director position.
Stone Canyon Media Group Classic Hits “Rewind 92.5/104.1” KFLX Chino Valley/K281BE Flagstaff AZ has appointed Bo Woods and Ronnie Merrell as morning hosts. Woods formerly worked on-air at KRTH Los Angeles and programmed Oldies 1450 KNOT Prescott AZ, while Merrell is a local pastor. The pair had been hosting a podcast together.
Townsquare Media has announced the promotion of Alyssa Goldberg to Senior Vice President of Human Resources/You Matter.
Goldberg has served as VP/Human Resources at Townsquare since 2014 and previously held the same position at World Wrestling Entertainment and HR Manager at Phillips Consumer Lifestyle. In a memo to staffers CEO Bill Wilson wrote:
Today I am very pleased to announce the promotion of Alyssa Goldberg to Senior Vice President, Human Resources/You Matter.
As you have heard me discuss in our company-wide video conferences as well as in our local onsite town hall meetings, nothing is more important than the people who make up our Townsquare Team. We do not manufacture anything, we do not have a special technology, but rather our success is 100% tied to our people. For these reasons “You Matter” is #1 on our new wallet card. We need each member of our team to know their role, their responsibilities, their goals and in return it is our obligation and commitment to each of you to provide the tools, training, empowerment and anything else you need to achieve success.
Given the importance of You Matter to Townsquare, I am extremely honored and privileged to have a great partner in leading our Human Resources Team in Alyssa Goldberg, and therefore Alyssa will report directly to me moving forward. Alyssa is coming up on her five year anniversary at Townsquare and I trust you join me in recognizing the amazing contributions and value she has brought each and every day to our Company. Alyssa’s vast experience includes educational degrees from New York University & Columbia University and work experience at Phillips Consumer Goods, Viacom and World Wrestling Entertainment.
Please join me in congratulating Alyssa on this very well deserved promotion.