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Michael La Crosse To Program KKCW/KLTH Portland

iHeartMedia Portland has appointed Michael La Crosse as Program Director for AC “K103” 103.3 KKCW and Classic Hits “106.7 The Eagle” KLTH Portland OR. La Crosse joins the stations from Los Angeles where he programmed AC 103.5 KOST until the start of this year. He has been serving as an advisor working on special projects since then. La Crosse has also served as PD of Rhythmic Oldies “Hot 92.3” KHHT Los Angeles, Operations Manager of iHeartMedia Spokane, PD of 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago, and Promotions Director, Music Director and Assistant Program Director of Smooth Jazz 95.5 WNUA Chicago in his career. He fills the opening created by Chris Shebel’s announcement that he would leave at the end of the year to relocate to Palm Springs. iHeartMedia has announ...Read More

Cheryl Salomone Joins Cumulus Fayetteville NC As Market Manager

Cumulus Media has tabbed Cheryl Salomone as Vice President/Market Manager of its Fayetteville NC cluster. Salomone joins Cumulus from Pamal Broadcasting AAA “107.1 The Peak” WXPK Briarcliff Manor NY where she was Director of Non-Traditional Revenue. She has also served as Market Manager for Adams Radio Salisbury/OCean City MD, Regional Vice President of Townsquare Media’s Tri-Cities and Yakima WA and General Manager of Townsquare Media Billings MT. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed seasoned broadcasting executive Cheryl Salomone as Vice President/Market Manager for its four-station group in Fayetteville, NC, effective October 2, 2017. Salomone joins Cumulus from Pamal Broadcasting in White Plains, NY, where she was Director of Non-Traditional Revenue and Local...Read More

David Dean Moves From WNOE To KWNR As Program Director

iHeartMedia has transferred 101.1 WNOE New Orleans Program Director David Dean to the same role at Country “95.5 The Bull” KWNR Las Vegas. Dean has programmed WNOE since January 2015 after previously serving as APD/MD at “Q104.1” WTQR Winston-Salem NC. He has also worked at “98.1 The Bull” WBUL Lexington KY and 92.5 WPAP Panama City FL during his career. This is a different David Dean than the one who continues to host afternoons at CBS’ 94.1 KMPS Seattle. Dean fills the opening created when KWNR PD/Las Vegas Senior VP of Programming JoJo Turnbeaugh transferred to Denver in May. iHeartMedia Las Vegas announced today that David Dean has been named Program Director for Country 95.5 The Bull effective immediately.Dean will work closely with on-air per...Read More

Mike Adam Joins Fresh 102.7 For Afternoons

Mike Adam has returned to CBS Radio to host afternoons at Hot AC “Fresh 102.7” WNEW New York. Adam most recently held afternoons at CHR “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Philadelphia until the end of 2016 just before it flipped to AC “Today’s 96.5” WTDY-FM. He has also worked at iHeartMedia CHR “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia and “Kiss 95.7” WKSS Hartford-Meriden CT. Adam also worked weekend and fill-in shifts in recent months for CBS’ “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York. With the addition of Adam for afternoons, Cane Peterson moves to nights. Cane had just moved from mornings to afternoons last December. Matt Sneed moves from nights to weekends.

Guy Phillips To Exit Y98 St. Louis Mornings After 38 Years; To Jump To KTRS Afternoons

After 38 years with CBS Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY St. Louis, Guy Phillips is leaving the station and his “Phillips & Company” morning show and plans to join CH Radio Holdings Talk 550 KTRS for afternoons. As first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Phillips will exit KYKY in November and debut in afternoons at KTRS in January. He had signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with KYKY earlier this year. At KTRS he will fill the opening created by Frank O. Pinion’s move to 590 KFNS. Guy Phillips joined then CHR “Q98” KSLQ in March 1979. The station would soon flip to AC and then take on the “Y98” brand and KYKY call letters in 1982. Longtime co-hosts Courtney Landrum, Jen Myers, Kevin ‘Ihe Intern’ Berghoff and ...Read More

Ken Evans In; Gravy Out At WHTS Grand Rapids Mornings

Cumulus CHR “105.3 Hot-FM” WHTS Coopersville/Grand Rapids MI has made a morning show and programming change. Incoming is former 104.5 WSNX morning host Ken Evans and outgoing is Kevin ‘Gravy’ Canup. Evans exited his role as APD/Morning host at WSNX at the start of this year when it imported WKQI Detroit’s “Mojo In The Morning”. Evans also programmed 103.3 WKFR Kalamazoo and previously worked in the Grand Rapids market at Hot AC “I96” WVTI. Canup had served as Program Director at WHTS since 2007. He added morning show duties in 2011 after hosting nights. He previously worked at stations in Champaign IL and Corpus Cristi TX. No word yet on who will take WHTS programming duties. Remaining in the morning slot with Evans will be existing co-...Read More

WLS-FM Promotes Daniel Wolfe To Assistant Program Director

Cumulus Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago has promoted Daniel Wolfe to the position of Assistant Program Director. Working under Program Director Brian Thomas, Wolfe has worked at the station since 2003 as producer for the station’s morning show, A duty he has retained through three owners and formats. He will retain the duties producing the current WLS-FM morning show hosted by Brant Miller and Kim Berk. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Daniel Wolfe to Assistant Program Director at 94.7 WLS-FM, Chicago’s Classic Hits. Wolfe will continue his duties as Producer of the popular WLS morning show, The WLS Wake Up Call, a position he has held since 2003. A native of Coal City, IL, Wolfe graduated from Illinois Center for Broadcasting in 2002. Brian Thomas, Program Director, 94....Read More

Cox Combines TV & Radio Leadership In Jacksonville & Tulsa

On the heels of combining its market leadership in Orlando, Cox Media Group is doing the same at its Jacksonville FL and Tulsa OK operations. Cathy Gunther, who had overseen Cox’s television properties in Tulsa will now add oversight of the radio stations in the market. Gunther will oversee News/Talk 740 KRMG/102.3 KRMG-FM, Country “K95.5” KWEN, Hot AC “Mix 96” 96.5 KRAV-FM, Classic Rock “103.3 The Eagle” KJSR, Christian AC “Spirit 105.7” K289CC, “Fox 23” KOKI-TV, and “My 41” KMYT-TV. She became Market Vice President for the television stations at the beginning of 2017 after previously spending a little over two years as General Sales Manager for the stations. Her entire broadcasting career has been spent in tele...Read More

Chris Randolph Joins WFMS Indianapolis For Afternoons

Cumulus Media Country 95.5 WFMS Indianapolis has imported Chris Randolph to host afternoons. Randolph joins WFMS from Louisville where he hosted mornings at Alpha Media’s Hot AC “Max 102.3” WXMA until its flip to Variety Hits “102.3 Jack-FM” last month. He also spent seven years in mornings at iHeartMedia Country 97.5 WAMZ Louisville and prior stints at Classic Rock 95.7 WQMF and CHR’s “98.9 Radio Now” WNRW and 99.7 WDJX in the market as well as AC “Mix 100.7” WMTX Tampa. Randolph will start on October 2 and fill the afternoon slot currently held by Jay Dillon. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio personality Chris Randolph as Afternoon Drive Host for WFMS 95.5 The Country Station in Indianapolis. Randolph’s...Read More

Lori Heeren Joins Alpha Media As San Jose Market Manager

Alpha Media has appointed Lori Heeren as Market Manager for its San Jose cluster overseeing Classic Hits “94.5 Bay-FM” KBAY and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR. Heeren served as Director of Strategic Sales for Beasley Media Las Vegas until earlier this year. She has also led Reno Media Group as VP/General Manager from 2012-2015 and earlier in her career worked for CBS Radio as General Sales Manager for its Las Vegas cluster as well as stints at Americom Las Vegas and EZ Communications Seattle. Alpha Media, San Jose announces Lori Heeren as Market Manager. The market is home to KBAY and KEZR. Lori’s 30-year career includes Vice President and General Manager of Reno Media Group and Director of Sales for CBS Radio/Las Vegas. She also served as Director of Strategic Sales for B...Read More

Craig Carton Resigns From WFAN

CBS Radio Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York has accepted the resignation of morning host Craig Carton a week after he was arrested by the FBI on charges of running a ponzi scheme. Carton released the following statement: “For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light. Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focu...Read More

WTAR Revamps Schedule As Nick Bailey Moves To Afternoons

Sinclair Communications Sports 850 WTAR Norfolk VA is resetting its lineup on Monday, September 18. Nick Bailey, who currently hosts from 7-9am on WTAR will move to afternoons from 3-5pm. Bailey will be joined in his new timeslot by contributors Jason Dick, morning host at Alternative “101X” 101.5 KROX Austin TX which is partially owned by Sinclair, and Washington DC based SBNation Radio morning co-host Tim Murray. With that move Clay Travis’ “Outkick The Coverage” will now air from 6-9am, while The Rich Eisen Show will move from 6-9pm to 5-8pm. The Doug Gottlieb Show comes off the schedule, but the remainder of the Fox Sports Radio network lineup including Dan Patrick from 9am-12pm and Colin Cowherd from 12-3pm remains as is.

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