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Bobby Novosad Adds KXKC Program Director Duties

Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 99.1” KXKC New Iberia/Lafayette LA has appointed Bobby Novosad as Program Director. The appointment comes as Novosad begins his 33rd year at sister CHR 94.5 KSMB where he currently serves as Brand Manager and Morning Host. He succeeds Kris Van Dyke who recently exited as PD/Midday Host at KXKC. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted seasoned programming professional Bobby Novosad to Program Director of KXKC-FM/NASH FM 99.1, Acadiana’s Country Music Leader. The promotion expands Novosad’s leadership role in the Cumulus Media-Lafayette station cluster. Novosad retains his duties as Brand Manager and Morning Host of Cumulus Media-Lafayette’s Top 40 station, KSMB-FM, a position he has held for over 32 years. Scott Chiasson, Vice President and Market M...Read More

Lux Returns To 105.7 The Point St. Louis

Less than a year after moving to mornings at Emmis CHR “96.3 Now” KNOU St. Louis, Lux is returning to her previous 2-7pm afternoon shift at sister Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT Collinville IL. Lux started her entire career at KPNT starting in promotions and weekends in 2007. She moved up to middays in 2012 and afternoons in 2013. In December 2016, she slid over to KNOU to co-host mornings with comedian/musician Tim Convy. He will remain in place at the now rebranded Tim Convy Show. Makena ‘Mak’ Carmean, who had moved from weekends to afternoons concurrent with Lux’s move to KNOU, will slide down to the previously jockless 7pm-12am night slot.

Jake & Tanner Reunite At 95.9 Kiss-FM Green Bay

Woodward Communications CHR “95.9 Kiss-FM” WKSZ De Pere/Green Bay WI has reunited Jake Kelly and Tanner Jay for mornings starting Monday, October 23. The duo previously hosted afternoons in the market at Midwest Communications CHR 101.1 WIXX from 2012 until they departed for Scripps’ Country 94.5 WKTI Milwaukee in 2015. Tanner Jay departed WKTI in July to be closer to his family in Green Bay, while Kelly followed suit earlier this month. Jake & Tanner fill the opening created by the departure of longtime WKSZ morning hosts Doug Erickson and Mary Love last month. Doug & Mary hosted mornings at WKSZ from 2005-2013 and returned again in February 2016 spending the time in-between at sister Classic hits “KZ 104.3” WKZG

Todd Schnitt Exits WOR New York

iHeartMedia Talk 710 WOR New York has lost half of its morning show as Todd Schnitt was unable to come to terms with the company on a new contract. Len Berman remains in place with guest co-hosts filling Schnitt’s place until a new partner can be found. Berman and Schnitt both joined WOR in January 2015 to fill its long vacant morning slot. Schnitt will continue to host his syndicated afternoon talk show. Schnitt is best known for his 20 year run hosting mornings at CHR 93.3 WFLZ Tampa under the name MJ Kelli. He has also worked at multiple stations in the Norfolk VA market, KQLZ Los Angeles, and WPLJ New York in his career.

Tom Joyner To Fly Into Retirement In 2019

Reach Media syndicated morning host Tom Joyner has announced his upcoming retirement in 2019. Joyner has hosted The Tom Joyner Morning Show in syndication since 1994. Previously he earned the nickname “The Fly Jock” as he would host mornings for 104.5 KKDA-FM Dallas and then fly to Chicago every day to do afternoons at 107.5 WGCI for eight years. The Tom Joyner Morning Show currently airs on over 80 stations nationwide. Joyner and David Kantor founded Reach Media in 2003 to take over distribution of the Tom Joyner Morning Show from ABC Radio Networks and add additional programming. Controlling stake was sold to Radio-One in 2004, who then increased their stake to 80% in 2012.

Townsquare Media Promotes Bill Wilson and Dhruv Prasad To Co-CEO

Townsquare Media has promoted Bill Wilson and Dhruv Prasa to Co-Chief Executive Officers. Current CEO Steven Price will transition to the position of Executive Chairman of the Board. Wilson rises from Executive Vice President and Chief Content & Digital Officer and has previously served as President of AOL Media. Prasad had been Executive Vice President of Live Events for Townsquare overseeing the live events division of the company. Additionally, Erik Hellum rises to the role Chief Operating Officer of Local Media. Hellum joined Townsquare following their acquisition of GAP West in 2010. He also has worked as Market Manager for Bonneville in Phoenix and St. Louis. Townsquare Media, Inc. (NYSE: TSQ) (“Townsquare” or the “Company”) announced today the promotion ...Read More

Brooke & Jubal Added At Mix 106.5 San Jose

Alpha Media Hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR San Jose has announced the addition of the syndicated Brooke & Jubal morning show. They replace Jeff Pope and Marla Davies who exited last week. Alpha Media, San Jose signs Brooke & Jubal to mornings on Mix 106 (KEZR) starting today, Monday, October 16, 2017. Alpha Media VP of Content, Ronnie Stanton commented on the announcement, “It’s been a joy to watch the success story of Brooke & Jubal grow in multiple U.S. markets over the past couple of years, and it’s a genuine thrill to bring this world class show to the Bay area.” “I’m excited to give both our listeners and our advertisers the amazing Brooke & Jubal show,” added Lori Heeren, Alpha Media, San Jose Market Manager. Jubal Flagg is a sta...Read More

Former Price Is Right Announcer Rich Fields Joins Q105 Tampa For Afternoons

Beasley Media Classic Hits “Q105” 104.7 WRBQ Tampa has announced the addition of former game show announcer and television meteorologist Rich Fields for afternoons starting Monday, October 16. Fields, who is best known as serving as the announcer for The Price Is Right from 2004-2010, also served as evening meteorologist for KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV Los Angeles from 2010-2016. He had a long radio career in both Los Angeles and Tampa working at 93.1 Los Angeles under multiple sets of call letters (including being the first voice on KODJ in 1989) and 101.1 KRTH as well as 92.5 WYUU, 101.5 WFJO, 107.3 WCOF and a previous stint at WRBQ. He had left radio in 2000 to go back to school to become a meteorologist and worked at KPSP Palm Springs before joining The Price Is Right. He has also ...Read More

Jess Jennings Joins 92.5 Kickin Country Charleston As Program Director

Saga Communications has appointed Jess Jennings as Program Director for its recently acquired “92.5 Kickin Country” WCKN Moncks Corner/Charleston SC. Jennings joins WCKN from Sandhill Media Group where she was Program Director/midday host at Hot AC “100.7 My-FM” KSNA and morning co-host at Country 99.1 KUPI Idaho Falls ID. She also served as Music Director/midday host at Alpha Media Country “Bob 106.9” WUBB Bluffton SC/Savannah GA and APD/MD/morning co-host at Riverbend Communications Country “105.5 The Hawk” KTHK Idaho Falls. She fills the opening created by Andy Webb’s exit in August.

Eric Davis Joins ESPN 710 Los Angeles Afternoon Show

ESPN Radio’s 710 KSPN Los Angeles has announced the addition of former NFL cornerback Eric Davis to Marcellus Wiley and Kelvin Washington’s afternoon show starting today. The newly branded “Afternoons with Marcellus, Kelvin and E.D.” will continue to air from 3-7pm weekdays. Davis currently serves as an NFL analyst for FS1 and on Los Angeles Rams pregame coverage with Travis Rodgers and Kirk Morrison on KSPN. He also previously co-hosted mornings at Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco. Former NFL cornerback Eric Davis is expanding his role on ESPNLA 710AM to include a position with Marcellus Wiley and Kelvin Washington starting today, Thursday, Oct. 12. The newly renamed Afternoons with Marcellus, Kelvin and E.D. will air weekdays from 3 –...Read More

Nikki Sixx To Exit His Three Syndicated Shows At End Of 2017

Nikki Sixx has announced he will step down as host of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, Side Show Countdown, and Side Show Classic at the end of 2017 to focus on other projects. The three programs are distributed by Premiere Networks with Sixx Sense currently airing on over 130 stations mostly owned by iHeartMedia. The show debuted at the start of 2010 and is currently co-hosted by Jenn Marino. Following his departure from the show, the Mötley Crüe co-founder is working on projects including photography, television, and adapting his “The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life of a Shattered Rockstar” into a Broadway musical. iHeartMedia and Premiere Networks have not set plans for the show following Sixx’s exit. Today global rock icon Nikki Sixx announces plans to step down as host...Read More

WKTI Makes Morning Change

Scripps Media Country “94.5 KTI Country” WKTI Milwaukee has parted ways with morning host Jake Kelly. Kelly’s departure comes on the heels of his partner Tanner Jay’s exit last July. The duo joined WKTI from Midwest Communications CHR 101.1 WIXX Green Bay in November 2015. Their departure continues a reshuffling of the talent at the station that started with the arrival of former 106.1 WMIL morning co-host Karen Dallesandro for afternoons last month. Carol ‘CV’ Vonn, most recently morning co-host at Milwaukee Radio Alliance AC “B93.3” WLDB until her own exit last April, is joining WKTI as interim morning host.