Author: Lance Venta

Cox Names New General Managers In Seven Markets

Cox Media Group continues to roll-out its consolidated market structures as seven markets see new General Managers named including three where the company owns radio stations. In Orlando where Paul Curran rose to Market Vice President in August, Jason Meder has been hired as General Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations. Meder has served as Director of Sales for Cox’ Tampa cluster sin...Read More

Chris Tyler Joins WZLX Boston As Program Director

New iHeartMedia acquisition 100.7 WZLX Boston has named Chris Tyler as Program Director. Tyler joins WZLX from iHeartMedia Cleveland where he has programmed CHR “96.5 Kiss-FM” WAKS, Alternative “99X” W256BT, and Rock 100.7 WMMS since January 2014. He previously served as SVP/Programming for the company’s Providence RI cluster where he also programmed Rock 94.1 WHJY. H...Read More

Francesca Presti Joins WPOC Baltimore’s Laurie DeYoung Morning Show

iHeartMedia Country 93.1 WPOC Baltimore has announced the addition of Francesca Presti to the “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show”. Presti joins WPOC from Entercom Hot AC “Mix 104.1” WBMX Boston where she spent the past five years as Traffic Reporter and Associate Producer for the “Karson & Kennedy Morning Show”. She will join Laurie DeYoung and Jeff St. Pierre on the WPOC morning ...Read More

106.7 The D Makes Late Evening Flip To Alternative

As we first reported earlier in the day, iHeartMedia flipped Variety Hits “106.7 The D” WDTW-FM Detroit to Alternative on Monday evening. “Detroit’s New Alternative” launched at 9:24 this evening with 10,000 songs commercial-free. The new launch gives Detroit its first US based Alternative station since “105.1 The Edge” flipped to Rhythmic Oldies in 1999. ...Read More

Jessica Tyler Joins WDRQ As APD/MD/Midday Host

Cumulus Media Country “Nash-FM 93.1” WDRQ Detroit has appointed Jessica Tyler as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and Midday host. Tyler spent the past four years as APD/Morning Co-Host at SummitMedia Country “Q103.1” WQNU Lousiville. She also spent five years as MD/Morning co-host at 98.1 WCTK Providence RI and worked at WPKX Springfield MA. She fills the opening ...Read More

X102.9 & Easy 106.5 Swap Frequencies In Jacksonville

Cox Media Group has swapped format locations of Alternative “X102.9” WXXJ Jacksonville and Soft AC “Easy 106.5” WEZI Ponte Vedra Beach FL. The move places the Soft AC format on the 100kW Class C 102.9 signal and with the frequency switch, “Easy 102.9” has gone All-Christmas to compete against Renda AC 96.1 WEJZ. WXXJ goes in reverse to the Class A signal as R...Read More

Daily Domains 11/20: The Next Alt Flip Will Be In?

After Entercom launched their new "Alt" stations in New York and Dallas on Friday, eyes are now pointing to another large market as the next potential flip to the format.

Tamo Sein Moves From WRXL Richmond To WEND Charlotte

As Entercom began operating the iHeartMedia Richmond cluster as part of their pending swap, another staffer is moving to another iHeartMedia cluster. Tamo Sein, who had served as Music Director and Afternoon Host at Alternative “XL 102.1” WRXL, will move to Charlotte to serve as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and Midday Host at Alternative “106.5 The End” WEND. S...Read More

The Answer Washington DC Makes Move To 570

Salem Media has completed its move of Conservative Talk “AM 1260 The Answer” WWRC Washington DC to 570 WSPZ Bethesda MD as the the work on its tower to allow 630 WMAL Washington to move onto its tower has completed. 1260 is currently running a loop redirecting listeners to 570. Original Report 9/21: Salem Media is preparing to rearrange its Washington DC assets. As Edward Atsinger and ...Read More