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Entercom Names Richard J. Schmaeling Chief Financial Officer

Entercom has announced the hiring of Richard J. Schmaeling as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 18. Schmaeling joins Entercom from Travel Leaders Group where he held CFO duties. He has also served as CFO for television station operator LIN Media from 2008 until its acquisition by Media General at the end of 2014 and VP/Finance of Dow Jones. Schmaeling will succeed Steve Fisher, who previously announced his intentions to step down, as of April 30. Fisher will continue to assist Entercom with the CBS Radio merger through January 2018. Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) today announced that it has appointed Richard J. Schmaeling as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 18, 2017. Mr. Schmaeling will report to David J. Fi...Read More

Doug Gottlieb Jumps To Fox Sports Radio

The long-rumored move of Doug Gottlieb from CBS Sports Radio to Fox Sports Radio is official. Gottlieb will take the 3-6pm eastern timeslot vacated by Jay Mohr earlier this year and the same daypart he is currently heard on CBS Sports Radio. He will also serve as a basketball analyst for FS1 programs including Skip And Shannon: Undisputed and The Herd with Colin Cowherd. He will debut on Monday, April 24. The former Notre Dame and Oklahoma State basketball player has also hosted shows for WWLS Oklahoma City and ESPN Radio. CBS Sports Radio previously announced the move of Brandon Tierney and Tiki Barber from 9am-12pm to Gottlieb’s afternoon timeslot and CBS Sports Network television simulcast starting April 17. FOX Sports Radio (FSR) announced today the addition of veteran sports med...Read More

JJ Ryan Moves To KJYO/KXXY Oklahoma City

For the first time since 1989, iHeartMedia CHR “KJ 103” 102.7 KJYO Oklahoma City has a new Program Director. JJ Ryan, most recently PD of sister Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento, is transferring to KJYO and sister Country “96.1 KXY” KXXY as Program Director. At KJYO Ryan will succeed Mike McCoy, who had been at the station as PD since 1989 and exited last week. At KXXY Ryan will succeed iHeartMedia Senior VP/Programming Tom Travis as the day-to-day programmer of the station. Bryan ‘B-Dub’ Washington replaced Ryan as KBEB PD last week. Prior to joining KBEB in 2014, Ryan programmed iHeart Rhythmic CHR “92.1 The Beat” KIBT and Country “106.1 The Twister” KTGX Tulsa for iHeart. He has also worked on-air in the Roch...Read More

Natalia Hernandez Joins Q100.5 Las Vegas For Middays

CBS Radio Rhythmic Hot AC “Q100.5” KXQQ Henderson/Las Vegas has named Natalia Hernandez as its new 10am-3pm host. Hernandez joins KXQQ from weekends at sister CHR 98.5 KLUC. She has also co-hosted mornings at Kemp Broadcasting Urban “Hot 97.5” KVEG in Las Vegas and has worked at WPOW and WXDJ Miami, WPTY Long Island, and WMBX West Palm Beach in her career. KXQQ Q100.5 announced today Natalia Hernandez has been named the new Midday host on Q100.5 airing weekdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM effective immediately. In addition to listening to Natalia live on Q100.5 locally, listeners can also stream the station through or the app for mobile devices. Prior to joining Q100.5, Natalia was on-air with sister station 98.5 KLUC. “It’s always rewarding whe...Read More

CBS Sports Radio To Move Tiki & Tierney To Afternoons; DA To Late Mornings

CBS Sports Radio is making schedule changes starting Monday, April 17. With Doug Gottlieb exiting the network on Friday, April 14, Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney will move from 9am-12pm to 3pm-6pm. The duo will also take Gottlieb’s simulcast on the CBS Sports cable network. Moving from nights to fill the 9am-12pm will be Damon ‘DA’ Amendolara. The new 6pm-10pm timeslot host will be announced at a later date. Gottlieb is expected to join Fox Sports and Fox Sports Radio potentially taking their vacant 3-6pm show previously held by Jay Mohr. –CBS Sports Radio’s popular shows, “Tiki and Tierney” and “The DA Show,” will move to new weekday timeslots, effective Monday, April 17, as part of new multi-year agreements with their respective hosts, Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney a...Read More

ESPN Radio Promotes WEPN PD Justin Craig To Senior Director Programming and Operations

ESPN has promoted Justin Craig to Senior Director, Programming and Operations for the national ESPN Radio network. Craig has worked for ESPN since January 1998 moving up from board operator to producer to Program Director first for “ESPN 1000” WMVP Chicago and since 2010 as PD of “ESPN 98.7” WEPN New York. In his new role Craig will relocate to Bristol CT and oversee all ESPN Radio programming and production. Ryan Hurley, who has served as Assistant Program Director at WEPN since 2015 and producer of The Michael Kay Show since 2004, will assume the Program Director role at WEPN. Stephen A. Smith show producer Jonathan Winthrop adds Assistant Program Director duties. ESPN Radio New York 98.7FM program director Justin Craig has been named Senior Director, Programming ...Read More

Guy David Jumps From Fond du Lac To KYGO Denver Mornings

Bonneville Country 98.5 KYGO Denver has filled its morning co-host opening after over a year vacant. Guy David, morning host at “107.1 The Bull” WFON Fond du Lac WI, will join incumbent host Tracy Dixon at KYGO in early April. David is a native Australian who previously worked at a Los Angeles webcaster before getting the morning job at WFON. He fills the opening created by Ryno’s exit back in February of 2016. Bonneville International’s 98.5 KYGO Denver/Boulder welcomes Guy David to Co-Host mornings with Tracy Dixon 5am-9am. “I am beyond excited to work with Tracy,” David said. “It’s an absolute honor to be at KYGO and Bonneville. I look forward to getting to know the community and calling Denver home for many years to come.” “I have been searching for a morning host sin...Read More

Geoff ‘G-Off’ Owens Named PD for KXJM Portland & KUBE Tacoma

iHeartMedia has promoted Geoff ‘G-Off’ Owens to Program Director of Rhythmic Hot AC “Jam’n 107.5” KXJM Banks/Portland OR and Rhythmic CHR 104.9 KUBE Eatonville/Tacoma WA. Owens had been serving as APD/MD for KXJM and Afternoon Host of both KXJM and KUBE. He has been with KXJM since 2004 as an intern when it was on 95.5 owned by Rose City Radio. He followed the station to 107.5 through CBS and iHeartMedia ownership and was promoted to night host in 2010 and afternoon host in 2012. He added APD/MD duties last year. iHeartMedia announced today that Geoff “G-Off” Owens has been named Program Director for JAM’N 107.5, Portland’s #1 for Hip Hop and Throwbacks, in Portland and KUBE 104.9, Tacoma’s Hip Hop, in Seattle/Tacoma, effective immediately. Owens w...Read More

B-Dub Joins 92.5 The Bull Sacramento As PD/Afternoon Host

Bryan ‘B-Dub’ Washington has been named Program Director/Afternoon Host at iHeartMedia Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento. Washington joins KBEB from CBS’ 107.9 KMLE Phoenix where he was serving as MD/Afternoon host. He will also continue to host his syndicated Buckwild Saturday Night. B-Dub has also worked at Alpha Media Country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland and CHRs “Q102” WIOQ and “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia, “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS Milwaukee, and “Hot 104” WYOK Mobile. He will succeed JJ Ryan as PD/Afternoon host at KBEB. Ryan will move to the 9-11am timeslot at the station and will continue to program Classic Hip-Hop “V101.1” KHYL. Michelle Buckles will see her airshift shrink...Read More

Mark Fuhrman Named iHeartMedia West Virginia Area President

iHeartMedia has appointed Mark Fuhrman, no not that one, as Area President overseeing their stations in Huntington, Parkersburg and Wheeling WV. Fuhrman joins iHeart from IMG College where he served as General Manager overseeing all sports marketing for Marshall University. Most of his career has been spent in sports marketing including ten years as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Atlanta Blaze of Major League Lacrosse, ten years as General Manager of Comcast Sports Southeast and working in the marketing departments of the NFL, Atlanta Falcons, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He will report to Tim McAleer, President of iHeartMedia’s Pittsburgh Region. iHeartMedia West Virginia announced today that Mark Fuhrman has been named Area President in the Pittsburgh/West Virginia Region, ...Read More

DJ Riddler Joins Radio Now Houston

Radio One CHR “92.1 Radio Now” KROI Seabrooke/Houston has made its first hiring with the addition of Rich ‘DJ Riddler’ Pangilinan as Music Director. Pangilinan will have an undisclosed on-air role at the station as well. He most recently served as APD/MD/Mixer at CBS CHR “Hot 95.7” KKHH from June until its flip to Adult Hits “95.7 The Spot” at the end of 2016. In addition to KKHH, DJ Riddler has mixed for 96.5 KNRJ and 104.1 KRBE Houston and “Z100” WHTZ and WKTU New York. Radio One Houston’s KROI 92.1 Radio Now is proud to welcome our newest addition to the team DJ Riddler! DJ Riddler joins Radio Now Houston as the new Music Director and On-Air Personality. DJ Riddler is on the pulse of today’s NOW music and Billboard Magazine lists him as on...Read More

New PD & Morning Show For KMGA Albuquerque

Cumulus Media AC “99.5 Magic-FM” KMGA Albuquerque has revamped its staff with a new morning co-host and a new Program Director/afternoon host. Bryan Simmons took over the programming reigns at KMGA in January. Simmons is best known for the 28 years he spent at iHeartMedia AC 103.5 KOST Los Angeles and then 5 at CBS Radio Smooth AC “94.7 The Wave” KTWV. He had also been hosting for Cumulus’ Westwood One for the past four years, which will continue. Simmons’ first move was to bring in Doug Durocher as the new morning co-host for Merideth Dunkel. Durocher most recently hosted mornings at defunct Alternative “X103.9” KCXX Riverside CA and has also worked at 105.9 KPOI Honolulu. Durocher succeeds the role previously held by Chris Fox until his exi...Read More

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