Author: Lance Venta

That Station In Raleigh Selects Permanent Name

After launching AAA “95.7 That Station” 1550 WCLY/95.7 W239CK Raleigh on May 1 with a name the station contest, Capitol Broadcasting has settled on retaining the placeholder name permanently. With several hundred submissions overwhelmingly choosing to keep the placeholder name permanently, Dee Dee Black was selected as the winner of a $1,000 prize the charity of their choosing with Cau...[Read More]

Neon 90.7 Brings 90s Hits To Suburban Phoenix

East Valley Institute of Technology flipped Classic Country “90.7 The Goldmine” to 1990s based Classic Hits “Neon 90.7” last month. The station, which serves the eastern suburbs of the Phoenix market, is playing a broad mix of music from the 80s through early 2000s with an emphasis on 90’s rhythmic titles. Artists heard in our brief samplings include En Vouge, Digital...[Read More]

EMF Acquires AC 102.7 Atlantic City

Longport Media has sold CHR “AC 102.7” WWAC Ocean City/Atlantic City NJ to Educational Media Foundation for $570,000. As with all of its acquisitions, EMF plans to convert the station to non-commercial status as it will likely bring the Christian AC “K-Love” format to the station upon closing of the deal. Longport Media VP/Broadcast Operations Paul Kelly told the Press of A...[Read More]

Billy Jenkins & Charene Herrera Join Mix 106 Boise For Mornings

Townsquare Media Hot AC “Mix 106” 105.9 KCIX Garden City/Boise ID has filled its morning opening with the addition of Billy Jenkins & Charene Herrera. Jenkins and Herrera joins KCIX from Townsquare Media Country 94.9 KYSS Missoula MT where they both hosted mornings since February 2014. Jenkins also served as Operations Manager for the cluster and has previously programmed Cherry C...[Read More]

Kat San Andres Rises To Z90 San Diego APD

Local Media San Diego CHR “Z90.3” XHTZ-FM Tijuana/San Diego has announced the promotion of Music Director Kat San Andres to Assistant Program Director. San Andres has been with XHTZ since 2004 and will also take on additional day-to-day programming and strategic duties alongside Supreme Commander R-Dub. Concurrently, XHTZ has announced the addition of “ABC 10” KGTV reporter...[Read More]

Sean Salisbury Joins SportsTalk 790 Houston For Afternoons

iHeartMedia’s “SportsTalk 790” KBME Houston has announced that Sean Salisbury will join the station for afternoons starting Monday, July 9. The former NFL quarterback has served as afternoon host for the Houston based Gow Media’s SBNation Radio network as well as co-owned “SportsMap 94.1” and “ESPN 97.5” KFNC since 2013. Co-hosts Robin Carlin, Brian ...[Read More]

iHeartMedia Promotes Matty Staudt To Vice President of Podcast Programming

iHeartMedia has promoted San Francisco Digital Program Director Matty Staudt to the newly created position of Vice President of Podcast Programming. Staudt has been with iHeartMedia in his current role since March 2017 after bouncing between the radio and digital media industries in his career. He began his career as an on-air talent at various West Virginia stations before becoming Executive Prod...[Read More]

Bryce Segall and Dan Stone Join Alt 92.3 New York

Entercom Alternative “Alt 92.3” WNYL New York has added a few more staffers. Bryce Segall has been appointed Music Director and Night Host starting Monday, July 2. Segall previously served as Assistant Program Director and on-air host at Entercom’s “107.7 The End” KNDD Seattle from 2010 to 2013 under current WNYL Program Director Mike Kaplan. Since then he has worked ...[Read More]

Bo Brown Joins Cumulus Media Beaumont As Market Manager

Cumulus Media has appointed Bo Brown as VP/Market Manager for its five station cluster in Beaumont TX. Brown previously served as Director of Sales for that cluster from 1997-1999 after beginning his career in 1992 as an Account Executive for Petracom’s stations in that market. He most recently served as Senior Director for Houston based Rhino Marketing and has also served as General Sales M...[Read More]

ESPN Brings All Audio Content To iHeartRadio Platform

ESPN and iHeartMedia have partnered to place all ESPN Audio content to the iHeartRadio platform. The deal will place all of ESPN’s national and local (1000 WMVP Chicago, 710 KSPN Los Angeles, 98.7 WEPN-FM New York and ESPN Deportes 1050 WEPN New York) live programming as well as the company’s podcasts such as 30 for 30 Podcasts, Sports? With Katie Nolan, Fantasy Focus Football, and The...[Read More]