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Ty Bailey Exits 98 Rock Tampa; Rick Everett Adds Programming Duties

iHeartMedia Rock “98 Rock” 97.9 WXTB Tampa has parted ways with Program Director/Midday Host Ty Bailey. Bailey had been with iHeartMedia since 2008 and previously worked at “Channel 104.3” WCHH Baltimore and “DC 101” WWDC-FM Washington DC before joining WXTB as PD and Morning Host in August 2012. She was also one of the most prolific voice trackers for the company’s Alternative, Classic Rock, and Rock stations including middays at “Radio 105.7” WRDA Atlanta. Rick Everett, who currently serves as North Florida Regional VP/Programming and Program Director of 101.1 WJRR Orlando will add the programming duties for WXTB. Creative Director Josh Jensen is currently holding the midday slot previously filled by Bailey.

Ivy Unleashed Upon Power 96 Afternoons

CBS Radio Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW Miami has promoted night host Ivy Unleashed to afternoons. Ivy has been with WPOW since 2002 moving up from researcher to eventually night host. She replaces ‘Afrika’ Perry who has exited the station last month. CBS RADIO Miami’s Power 96 (WPOW-FM) has elevated Ivy “Unleashed” to Afternoon Drive Host, Monday-Friday, 2 PM-7 PM, up from nights. The announcement was made today by Rob Morris, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Miami, and is effective immediately. “I am thrilled to promote Ivy to the high profile position of Afternoon Drive Time host of Power 96,” said Morris. “Ivy is a terrific talent, having worked in just about every daypart on Power 96 over the past 15+ years. She has a wonderful history of community ...Read More

Shila Nathan Joins Real 106.1 Philadelphia

iHeartMedia Rhythmic Throwbacks “Real 106.1” WISX Philadelphia has added Shila Nathan as co-host of Chio in the Morning. Nathan most recently hosted middays at Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH Newark NJ, but previously served as Chio’s co-host at Rhythmic CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia. Nathan also worked in Philadelphia as Danny Bonnaduce’s co-host at Rock 94.1 WYSP and at stations in Scranton, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. With Nathan joining Chio in the Morning, former co-host Nicole will fill the midday slot at WISX. Additionally, Johnny Vazquez moves from weekends/mixes at sister Urban “Power 99” 98.9 WUSL to afternoons at Real 106.1. He will continue to also host afternoons at Spanish Tropical “Rumba 92.3...Read More

ESPN Radio Sets Mike & Mike End; Golic & Wingo Start Dates

ESPN Radio has announced that the Mike & Mike Morning Show will conclude its run on November 17. Ten days later on Monday, November 27, Trey Wingo will debut as Mike Golic’s new co-host. Golic & Wingo will also do a test run this week on July 18-20 as Mike Greenberg will instead fill-in on 98.7 WEPN New York’s Michael Kay Show this week. Greenberg’s new ESPN television show will launch on January 1, 2018. ESPN Radio will debut its new morning drive show, Golic & Wingo, hosted by Mike Golic and Trey Wingo, on Monday, Nov. 27. The program will air from 6 – 10 a.m. ET on ESPN Radio and will initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving in early January to its simulcast home on ESPNU. Mike & Mike will conclude its nearly 18-year run on November 17. Mike Go...Read More

Mikey V Rises To WXKS-FM APD/MD

As part of a series of announcements at iHeartMedia Boston, Mikey ‘V’ Vinci has been promoted to Assistant Program Director/Music Director for CHR “Kiss 108” 107.9 WXKS-FM. Vinci has hosted nights at WXKS-FM since 2013 and will report to Senior Vice President of Programing Dylan Sprague. The company also announced that Shaileen Santoro has been promoted from Marketing Manager to Director of Marketing for the cluster, while Country “101.7 The Bull” WBWL Program Director/Afternoon Host Lance Houston and Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN APD/MD/Night Host DJ Pup Dawg have signed contract extensions with the company. iHeartMedia Boston announced today new agreements with key programmers Michael “Mikey V” Vinci, Lance Houston and DJ Pup Dawg, e...Read More

Kyle Due Named KJ 97 San Antonio Program Director

iHeartMedia Country “KJ 97” 97.3 KAJA San Antonio and Classic Country “92.5/93.3 The Bull” KRPT Devine/K227BH San Antonio TX has appointed Kyle Due as Program Director. Due comes to San Antonio from Allentown PA where he programmed Rock 95.1 WZZO and CHR “B104” 104.1 WAEB-FM. He also hosted afternoons at WAEB-FM as ‘Kyle Anthony’. Due has also worked for iHeartMedia in Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greensboro, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Winchester VA using the on-air name ‘JoJo’. He fills the San Antonio opening created by Travis Moon’s exit in May as Director of Country programming for Austin and San Antonio. HeartMedia San Antonio announced today that Kyle Due has been named Program Director for KJ97, San Antonio’s No. 1 Count...Read More

Tony & Kris Take Mornings At WIVK

Tony Randall and Kris Rochester are joining Cumulus Country 107.7 WIVK Knoxville for mornings. The pair will replace Andy & Alison who announced their plans to leave in June once replacements were found. Tony & Kris are best known for their long run at 97.3 KSON and 95.7 KUSS San Diego and hosted a syndicated show from 2009 until this past May when they announced their intentions to break up to pursue separate ventures following a 25 year run working together. Just weeks later the duo is reuniting to become WIVK’s fourth morning show in its 50+ year history. After a nationwide search for only the fourth morning radio show in the history of powerhouse Country station WIVK, Cumulus Media announces that legendary radio personalities Tony Randall and Kris Rochester – known on-a...Read More

Susan Larkin Joins Entercom As Regional Vice President

Entercom has announced the addition of Cox Media Group Regional Vice President Susan Larkin for similar duties. Larkin has served as Regional VP of Cox’ Jacksonville and Orlando markets for the past two years and previously spent nine years as Market Manager of Cox Media Orlando. She has also served as General Sales Manager for ABC Radio Minneapolis and National Sales Manager for Jacor Columbus OH during her career. Entercom has not revealed what region or markets Larkin will oversee. Entercom today announced that Susan Larkin will join the company as a Regional Vice President. Most recently, Larkin served as Regional Vice President at Cox Media Group overseeing the Orlando and Jacksonville cluster of radio stations. Larkin joins Entercom with nearly 25 years of experience in radio. ...Read More

Cumulus To Expand Digital Operations With New Hire

Cumulus Media is planning an expansion of their digital efforts and has hired Larry Linietsky to a newly created position of Vice President of Digital Operations and Business Development. Linietsky has spent the majority of his career at Clear Channel/iHeartMedia in multiple positions including SVP/Business Development and Partnerships where he worked on the rollout and expansion of the iHeartRadio app and bringing third party content into it. Most recently he served as Chief Operating Officer for High Times parent Trans-High Corporation. Cumulus Media announces the appointment of veteran digital media executive Larry Linietsky to the Cumulus Media digital team in the newly-created corporate position of Vice President, Digital Operations and Business Development.   In his new role, Liniets...Read More

Joe Haze Adds Star 94.1 San Diego Programming Duties

Joe ‘Hitman’ Haze has added Program Director duties at iHeartMedia Hot AC “Star 94.1” KMYI San Diego. Haze will continue to program sister CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS-FM and host afternoons at KMYI. He had also held Assistant Program Director/Music Director duties at KMYI under former PD John Peake. Peake moved to Los Angeles to program AC 103.5 KOST and Hot AC “104.3 My-FM” KBIG in January. Haze has worked for iHeartMedia San Diego since the launch of “Channel 93.3” in 1997 and previously worked in the Jacksonville and Phoenix markets. iHeartMedia San Diego announced today that Joe Haze has been named Program Director for STAR 94.1, San Diego’s Best Music Variety, Celebrity Gossip, Entertainment and Music News, effective immediately. iHeartMedia...Read More

Entercom Sets Post CBS Merger Management Team

Entercom Communications has unveiled its management team upon the closing of its merger with CBS Radio. In an internal memo Entercom CEO David Field announced that the following people will hold roles in the combined company: JD Crowley, EVP/Digital Mike Dee, President of Sports Michael Doyle, Regional President and President of Sales Operations Ruth Gavira, Chief Marketing Officer Weezie Kramer, Chief Operating Officer Chris Olivero, EVP/Programming Pat Paxton, President of Programming Bob Philips, Chief Revenue Officer Rich Schmaeling, Chief Financial Officer Andrew Sutor, SVP/General Counsel Crowley, Olivero, and Philips will join Entercom from similar roles at CBS Radio. The rest are holdovers from Entercom. Paxton and Olivero will split duties overseeing the company’s programmin...Read More

Jam’n 95.7 San Diego Moves Frankie V To Mornings; Pablo To Afternoons

iHeartMedia Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 95.7” KSSX Carlsbad/San Diego CA is resetting its on-air lineup starting Monday, July 10. ‘Frankie V’ Vinci will move from afternoons to mornings as Pablo Sato moves in reverse. Vinci will join Tati Pelegreen for the new “Frankie & Tati” morning show as he returns to the daypart he previously held on sister CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS from 2010-2015. After a brief foray to his hometown of Boston, Frankie V returned to San Diego to host afternoons at KSSX upon its launch in May 2016. The move of Pablo Sato to afternoons ends the pairing of him and Tati that lasted through mornings at “Z90” XHTZ Tijuana/San Diego and 95.5 WPGC Washington DC. KSSX will also add Nina Chantele for 10am-3pm. Chante...Read More

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