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 Creek Media’s CHR “Star-FM” 98.7 KXDR Missoula as well as worked at Sandusky Radio Seattle and as a producer for the syndicated Delilah. Herrera previously co-hosted mornings at Bee Broadcasting Country “106.3 The Bear” KDBR and midday host at Classic Rock “B98.5” KBBZ Kalispell MT. Herrera will continue to voicetrack middays at KYSS and Jenkins the same at...[Read More]
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 Kalyna Astrinos for weekend duties. Astrinos will continue to serve as a reporter for the television station. She has previous radio experience as a traffic reporter for Clear Channel Los Angeles and midday host at American General Media CHR “Hits 93.1” KKXX Bakersfield. San Diego’s New #1 Hit Music Station, Z90, announces the elevation of Kat San Andres to Assistant Program Director ...[Read More]
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 Barrett and producer Adam Sager will continue that show for SBNation Radio. Salisbury has also served as an NFL analyst for ESPN, co-hosted Comedy Central’s BattleBots, Salisbury tells the Houston Chronicle that a co-host to be named will join him at KBME. His appointment comes one day after the exits of previous afternoon co-hosts Jayson Braddock and Sean Jones. Their former co-host Adam Cl...[Read More]
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 Producer of the syndicated G. Gordon Liddy show at 106.7 WJFK Washington DC in 1999. After stops as morning show producer at 102.7 WNEW New York, “Alice 97.3” KLLC and “Live 105” KITS San Francisco, Stoudt joined Stitcher Radio as Content and Community Director and his own podcast strategy consultancy. In his new position Stoudt will be “working with iHeartMedia talent an...[Read More]
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 as a freelance music writer and promoter as well as Label Manager for Mad Zoo. Dan Stone joins the station as Imaging Director starting June 25. Stone has served as Creative Services Director for Merlin Media and Cumulus Media Chicago since March 2012 overseeing Alternative 101.1 WKQX and now defunct Classic Rock “97.9 The Loop” WLUP. He previously held similar positions for Clear Chan...[Read More]
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 Manager for CBS Radio Houston and VP/Director of Sales for Clear Channel Houston. Brown takes the management reigns of the Beaumont cluster from Elizabeth Blackstock. The Lake Charles LA based Blackstock will continue to oversee that market. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed media executive Bo Brown as Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Beaumont, TX. Brown will manage Cumul...[Read More]
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 Right Time with Bomani Jones on the iHeartRadio platform and apps. ESPN Audio Live Networks and On-Demand Content Now Available on the iHeartRadio iHeartMedia today launched ESPN Audio’s award-winning networks and diverse on-demand content on iHeartRadio, its free digital music, podcasting, on-demand and live streaming radio service, across more than 250 platforms including digital auto dashes, t...[Read More]
Sinclair Communications, the operator of radio clusters in Norfolk VA and Santa Rosa CA as well as 49.9% owner of the Emmis run cluster in Austin TX, is purchasing 97.1 K246BD Sunset Valley/Austin TX for $903,000. Currently owned by Greg Shapiro’s GHS Inc., the translator is currently operated as brokered Regional Mexican “Fiesta 97.1” fed via 104.9 KTXX-HD2 Bee Cave. Sinclair intends to have the 99w/334m K246BD rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 93.3 KGSR Cedar Park. While the remainder of the cluster will currently remain 50.1% owned by Emmis and 49.9% by Sinclair, K246BD will join a cluster that includes AAA 93.3 KGSR Cedar Park, Classic Rock 93.7 KLBJ-FM Austin, Alternative “101X” 101.5 KROX-FM Buda, Spanish CHR “Latino 102.7” K274AX Austin/KLZT-H...[Read More]
After selling 830 WUMY/105.5 W288BJ Memphis TN to GMF-Christian Media for $706,823 in May, Memphis First Ventures sells the remainder of Classic Hits “Guess-FM” to Butron Media Corporation. Butron will pay $799,000 for 1180 WGUE Turrell AR/99.3 W257CY Memphis/101.5 K268DA Memphis. While the company owns no other stations, it is in the process of acquiring Nuevo Radio Ambiente from Maria del Carmen Reyes for $250,000. That company operates Flinn Broadcasting’s 1030 WGSF Memphis under a Time Brokerage Agreement as Regional Mexican “Ambiente 1030“. The last translator carrying Guess-FM programming, Edgewater Broadcasting’s 100.1 W261CS Southaven MS hold a CP to change tower sites and rebroadcast EMF’s 94.9 WKVF Bartlett.
Blizzard Broadcasting is swapping frequencies at three of its five stations in Steamboat Springs CO on Monday, June 18. The moves will see Sports “Sports on FM” 98.9 KTYV Steamboat Springs move from its current Class A signal to the comparable Class A signal on 105.7. News/Talk 105.7 KKSB will shift to 1230 AM and 100.5 K263AC Canyon Valley. The final move will see Classic Rock “100.5 The River” 1230 KCOQ move to 98.9 (which also holds a CP to upgrade from Class A to a C2). All of the call letters have already been moved to the new homes of the three formats. Nat affected by the changes are Soft AC “Easy 94.1” KEZZ Phippsburg and Country “Big Country 96.9” KBCR-FM Steamboat Springs.
Dismissals Birach Broadcasting was granted dismissal of its application for 102.9 Pittsburgh PA (to rebroadcast 540 WWCS Canonsburg as part of a settlement agreement with Saint Joseph Missions’ 860 WAOB Millvale. Townsquare Media’s translator application for 97.9 El Paso TX (to rebroadcast 600 KROD El Paso) was dismissed due to violating the agreement between the United States and Mexico as its 34dBu contour would overlap with the 60dBu of 98.3 XHPX-FM Ciudad Juarez. Good Karma Broadcasting’s application for 92.7 Madison WI (to rebroadcast 1580 WTTN Columbus WI) was dismissed as its 48dBu contour would overlap with the 54dBu of 92.5 WMBZ West Allis. Mount Wilson FM has requested dismissal of its translator application for 104.7 Monterey CA (to rebroadcast 630 KIDD Montere...[Read More]
Mid-West Family Broadcasting’s Mid-Way Radio Inc. has announced it has purchased AC “B95” 94.9 WDKB DeKalb IL from DeKalb County Radio for $650,000. WDKB will join a five station Mid-West Family Broadcasting cluster in the adjacent Rockford market which includes Country “95.3 The Bull” WRTB Winnebago, AC “B103” 103.1 WGFB Rockton, Active Rock “104.9 The X” WXRX Belvidere, Classic Hits “100FM” 100.5 W263BJ Loves Park/WXRK-HD2, Sports “Sportsfan 1330” WNTA Rockford. Mid-Way Radio, Inc., an Illinois corporation has agreed to purchase WDKB (FM) licensed to DeKalb, IL from DeKalb County Radio, Limited, an Illinois corporation.* The purchase price is $610,000.00. Bob Heymann of the Chicago office of Media Services Grou...[Read More]