Author: Lance Venta

Mark Mason Returns To KEX

iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 1190 KEX Portland OR has announced the return of Mark Mason for 12-3pm duties starting Monday, January 23. Mason and co-host Dave Anderson exited the 3-5pm slot at KEX in July 2013 after 18 yeas at the station. The duo moved to Pamplin Media Group’s 860 KPAM until Anderson’s death in early 2016 and Mason’s exit in November. He will now replace Michae...Read More

Beasley Revamps Fayetteville Programming Leadership

Beasley Media has announced two new programmers for its Fayetteville NC market stations. Former “93.1 The Wolf” WPAW Greensboro Program Director Randy Bliss has been appointed as the new Operations Manager for the cluster. He will also program AC “Sunny 94.3” 1490 WAZZ/94.3 W232CI and Country 95.7 WKML as well as host afternoons on the latter. Bliss has also programmed in C...Read More

iHeart Launches Rumba 106.9 Jacksonville

iHeartMedia has launched Spanish CHR “Rumba 106.9” W295AZ Jacksonville Beach/WQIK-HD2 Jacksonville FL at midnight tonight. The new format will replace Alternative “Project 106.9“, which had debuted in January 2016. The station will feature the syndicated Enrique Santos Show based at sister “Tu 94.9” WZTU Miami in mornings from 6-10am following its 10,000 songs c...Read More

Debra Green Promoted To Nights At 97.1 The River Atlanta

Cox Media Group Classic Rock “97.1 The River” WSRV Gainesville/Atlanta GA is promoting weekend host Debra Green to nights. The daypart had been open since English Nick moved to middays in September 2016. Debra has been with WSRV since June 2015 and previously hosted middays at Alternative “X107.1” WTSH and in multiple roles at “99X” and “Rock 100.5” ...Read More

Q100 Moves Adam Bomb To Afternoons

Cumulus CHR “Q100” 99.7 WWWQ Atlanta has promoted night host Adam Bomb to afternoons. Bomb supplants Johnny O, who recently transferred to sister CHR “95 SX” WSSX Charleston SC as Program Director. He originally joined WWWQ in 2006, and outside of a brief run in mornings at “I93” KLIF-FM Dallas had continued to host nights at the station since. He has also worke...Read More

Wild 99.3 Debuts In Redding

After five days of stunting with a loop of Tone Loc’s Wild Thing, Mapleton Communications has launched Rhythmic CHR “Wild 99.3” KWLZ Shasta Lake City/Redding CA. Launching jockless with the usual 10,000 songs in a row commercial-free, the new “Wild 99.3” is being programmed by Mapleton’s Regional PD Tommy Del Rio. Del Rio, based at “101.7 The Beach” ...Read More

KMED Expands To Grants Pass

Bicoastal Media flipped Classic Hits 99.3 KCMD Grants Pass OR to a simulcast of News/Talk 1440 KMED Medford/106.7 K294AS Ashland on Friday, January 13. Bicoastal is in the process of acquiring KCMD from Three Rivers Broadcasting for $225,000 and is currently operating via LMA.

Univision Hires Jesus Lara As Head Of Radio Division

Univision has hired Jesus Lara as the new head of its radio division. Lara, whose title will be General Manager of Digital, Content & Entertainment for Radio, most recently served as Executive Vice President of Digital Media Strategy for Spanish Broadcasting Systems. He will remain based in Miami overseeing the implementation “of strategies that take UCI’s digital, content creation, pro...Read More

WTJS Drops News/Talk For Classic Country

Forever South Communications has dropped the News/Talk “TJ Network” 1390 WTJS Jackson and 94.1 W231BU East Union TN in favor of Classic Country as “Willie 94” flanking sister Country “Froggy 104.1” WOGY. Under new WLLI call letters, the station has also restarted its simulcast on what was “Dyer County Country” 94.3 WDYE Dyer TN under new WLLI-FM call...Read More

SiriusXM Relaunches Opie Radio As Faction Talk

Following the talent shuffle last fall that saw Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes bumped off of his morning show with Jim Norton, SiriusXM is rebranding XM 103/Sirius 206 as “Faction Talk” as it moves Jason Ellis’ show from Punk Rock/Action Sports “Faction” channel 41 starting Monday, January 23. Jim Norton and Sam Roberts’ morning show will remain in place from 8...Read More

KVIL Rebrands As Amp 103.7

For the second time in less than a year, CBS Radio’s 103.7 KVIL Dallas will debut a new brand name. The station will take on the identity of “Amp 103.7” at 7:00am on Wednesday after taking the name “More Hits 103.7” in August 2016 when it completed its two year evolution from AC to Hot AC to CHR. The “Amp” identity launch comes following the addition of ne...Read More

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