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Danny Meyers Joins Movin 107.7 Norfolk As PD/Morning Host

iHeartMedia Rhythmic AC “Movin 107.7” WMOV-FM Norfolk VA has named Danny Meyers as its new Program Director/Morning Host. Meyers exited Mel Wheeler Inc. CHR “K92” 92.3 WXLK Roanoke as APD/Morning host after fourteen years at the end of 2016 in preparation of joining WMOV-FM. He has also worked at 95.5 WPLJ New York, “Star 93.7” WQSX Boston, and “Mix 95.7” WMWX Philadelphia in his career. Meyers supplants Chuck Doud in mornings at WMOV after Doud left in November to join WHRO Public Media as Director of Radio and Audience Strategy. Tricia remains in place as co-host. WHAT: iHeartMedia Norfolk’s Movin 107.7, Hampton Roads Feel Good Music, announced today that Danny Meyers has been named the new Program Director and morning personality. Meyers w...Read More

KFTE Adds Walton & Johnson And Flips To Classic Rock

Townsquare Media’s Ft. Collins/Lafayette Divestiture Trust has flipped Active Rock “Planet 105.1” KFTE Abbeville/Lafayette LA to Classic Rock to coincide with the addition of Walton & Johnson for mornings. Walton & Johnson’s show debuted on Tuesday replacing Free Beer & Hot Wings. The addition of KFTE fills in the coverage in Lafayette caused by the switch in Baton Rouge from Guaranty Broadcasting’s “Eagle 98.1” WDGL to iHeartMedia’s 1150 WJBO/97.7 K249DV. The musical shift followed on Thursday, January 19 along with the rebranding to “Classic Rock 105.1“.

Mark Mason Returns To KEX

iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 1190 KEX Portland OR has announced the return of Mark Mason for 12-3pm duties starting Monday, January 23. Mason and co-host Dave Anderson exited the 3-5pm slot at KEX in July 2013 after 18 yeas at the station. The duo moved to Pamplin Media Group’s 860 KPAM until Anderson’s death in early 2016 and Mason’s exit in November. He will now replace Michael Castner, who departed in November, back at KEX. Mason will continue to serve as public address announcer for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. News Radio 1190 KEX, Portland’s News, Traffic & Weather station, announced today the debut of the Mark Mason Show, a new midday program with local on-air personality Mark Mason, effective immediately. Mason, who will return to the station after...Read More

Beasley Revamps Fayetteville Programming Leadership

Beasley Media has announced two new programmers for its Fayetteville NC market stations. Former “93.1 The Wolf” WPAW Greensboro Program Director Randy Bliss has been appointed as the new Operations Manager for the cluster. He will also program AC “Sunny 94.3” 1490 WAZZ/94.3 W232CI and Country 95.7 WKML as well as host afternoons on the latter. Bliss has also programmed in Charlotte and Raleigh NC, Rochester NY, and Norfolk VA. Tap Money, currently PD/Afternoon host of Urban “Foxy 99” 99.1 WZFX will also add oversight of Urban AC “107.7 Jamz” WUKS. Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has announced Randy Bliss as Operations Manager of the Fayetteville cluster. Additionally, he will serve as Pro...Read More

Debra Green Promoted To Nights At 97.1 The River Atlanta

Cox Media Group Classic Rock “97.1 The River” WSRV Gainesville/Atlanta GA is promoting weekend host Debra Green to nights. The daypart had been open since English Nick moved to middays in September 2016. Debra has been with WSRV since June 2015 and previously hosted middays at Alternative “X107.1” WTSH and in multiple roles at “99X” and “Rock 100.5” WNNX including morning show producer, weekends, nights, and overnights. Cox Media Group Atlanta’s 97.1 The River (WSRV-FM), Atlanta’s Classic Hits, is moving Debra Green, to nights. Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, Debra Green will make the switch from weekends on 97.1 The River, into playing classic rock and engaging Atlanta listeners weeknights from 7p to midnight. Green has been with 97.1 The River s...Read More

Q100 Moves Adam Bomb To Afternoons

Cumulus CHR “Q100” 99.7 WWWQ Atlanta has promoted night host Adam Bomb to afternoons. Bomb supplants Johnny O, who recently transferred to sister CHR “95 SX” WSSX Charleston SC as Program Director. He originally joined WWWQ in 2006, and outside of a brief run in mornings at “I93” KLIF-FM Dallas had continued to host nights at the station since. He has also worked at “B94” WBZZ Pittsburgh and “Y100” WHYI Miami during his career. Bomb will continue to host the syndicated “Adam Bomb Show” in nights via Westwood One. Cumulus Media announces that it has launched a new weekday afternoon radio show, “Afternoons With Adam Bomb” on Q100/WWWQ-FM in Atlanta featuring powerhouse radio personality, Adam Bomb. The show broadcasts li...Read More

Univision Hires Jesus Lara As Head Of Radio Division

Univision has hired Jesus Lara as the new head of its radio division. Lara, whose title will be General Manager of Digital, Content & Entertainment for Radio, most recently served as Executive Vice President of Digital Media Strategy for Spanish Broadcasting Systems. He will remain based in Miami overseeing the implementation “of strategies that take UCI’s digital, content creation, programming and entertainment efforts within radio into the future”. Lara spent three years with SBS leading their digital operations including LaMusica.com and its station websites. He also spent seven years at MTV International as Senior Vice President, Music Programming, Marketing and Talent Strategy running MTV Latin America and and MTV Tr3s in the US. Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), t...Read More

SiriusXM Relaunches Opie Radio As Faction Talk

Following the talent shuffle last fall that saw Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes bumped off of his morning show with Jim Norton, SiriusXM is rebranding XM 103/Sirius 206 as “Faction Talk” as it moves Jason Ellis’ show from Punk Rock/Action Sports “Faction” channel 41 starting Monday, January 23. Jim Norton and Sam Roberts’ morning show will remain in place from 8-11am eastern as will The Opie Show from 3-6pm. Ellis, who currently is heard on Faction from 10am-1pm eastern (and replays at 4-7pm), will move to 11am-3pm. Today SiriusXM announced the debut of Faction Talk, an unpredictable and provocative channel inspired by its punk-infused sister channel, the music and sports-focused Faction (ch. 41). Faction Talk will debut on January 23 on Sirius channel 2...Read More

Cumulus Names Randy Savage As Wilkes-Barre OM/WSJR PD

Cumulus Media has hired Bruce ‘Randy Savage’ Murry as Operations Manager of its cluster in Wilkes-Barre PA and PD/Afternoon Host at Country “93.7 Nash-FM” WSJR Dallas PA. Savage has spent the last 20 years as PD of Renda Broadcasting’s four stations in Fort Myers FL: News/Talk 98.9 WGUF, Country “Gator Country 101.9” WWGR, Variety Hits “102.9 Bob-FM” WJGO, and Hot AC “104.7 The Mix” WSGL. He also hosted afternoons at WWGR. Cumulus Media announces that it has named 29-year radio programming professional Randy Savage (AKA Bruce Murry) as Operations Manager of its five-station cluster in Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA. Savage was also appointed as Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host of NASH FM 93.7/WSJR-FM. Savage joins Cumulu...Read More

Bubba The Love Sponge Countersues Nielsen, Cox Media & Mike Calta In Ratings Tampering Case

Bubba The Love Sponge Clem has filed a motion to file a counter claim against Nielsen in their lawsuit against him for ratings tampering. Clem also seeks to have Cox Media and Mike Calta morning host at “102.5 The Bone” WHPT Sarasota/Tampa added as a third party in the suit. Bubba’s complaint (embedded below) states that Cox and Nielsen conspired against him and Beasley Media through a sting operation and use its monopoly power to interfere with his relationship with Beasley by artificially increasing WHPT’s market share. Clem states that Nielsen was using the competition to entice Cox to pay for additional services and conceal their own fraudulent conduct committed by its own employees including Calta (who had replaced Clem in mornings at WHPT). Beasley Media termi...Read More

WTMX Sign Eric & Kathy To Multi-Year Extension

Hubbard Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Skokie/Chicago IL have signed morning hosts Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart to a multi-year contract extension. The duo have hosted mornings at the station since 1997 and were inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016. Hubbard Radio (Chicago) announced today, the extension of a multi-year agreement of The Eric & Kathy Morning Show on 101.9fm THE MIX WTMX. Fronted by Chicago natives, Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart, The Eric & Kathy Morning Show has been entertaining the Chicago market for the past 20 years. The show has been a consistent market leader, ranking number one among advertiser-coveted 25 to 54-year-old Adults, for most of their tenure at the station. In 2016, Eric and Kathy were inducted into the National Radio Hall...Read More

Salem Launches Good Clean Fun In Mornings

Salem Media is launching Christian AC “104.7 The Fish” WFSH-FM Athens/Atlanta GA morning hosts Kevin Avery and Taylor Scott into national syndication. “Good Clean Fun with Kevin & Taylor” will debut in 60 markets including Salem’s Christian AC stations in Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Sacramento, Little Rock and Columbus. It will also air on all stations that carry Salem’s syndicated Salem Music Network in mornings. The duo have hosted mornings at WFSH-FM since 2002. -Salem Media Group, announced today that its award-winning “Good Clean Fun with Kevin and Taylor” radio show is launching into syndication in 60 markets across the U.S. Among the stations already bringing the show to their listeners are Salem owned and operated music stations in Los...Read More

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