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Nash Director of Programming John Shomby Adds WKDF Duties

John Shomby will add Program Director duties for Cumulus Country “103.3 Nash-FM” WKDF Nashville on on top of his duties as Director of Programming for all of the company’s NASH branded programming based in the city. Shomby succeeds Charlie Cook as WKDF Program Director. Cook remains in place as Cumulus Media’s VP/Country, VP/Operations for Cumulus Nashville, and Program Director of “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM. Shomby joined Cumulus in February 2016 as NASH Director of Programming overseeing the Ty, Kelly and Chuck morning show, NASH Nights Live, Blair Garner Show, and American Country Countdown. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted John Shomby to Program Director of NASH FM 103.3 (WKDF) in Nashville; in addition to the NASH Director of Programming po...Read More

Billy Madison Show Added At Rock 98.9 Seattle

Hubbard Radio Rock “Rock 98.9” KVRQ Seattle has announced the addition of The Billy Madison Show for mornings starting Monday, April 24. Based at Cox Media’s 99.5 KISS-FM San Antonio, KVRQ becomes Madison’s sixth and largest market. The show also airs in Corpus Christi, Palm Springs, Salisbury and Tampa. KVRQ had been jockless in mornings since it launched its Rock format in March 2016. Hubbard Radio Seattle welcomes The Billy Madison Show, Mornings on ROCK 98.9 KVRQ. The announcement came today from Marc Kaye, Hubbard Radio VP/Market Manager Seattle. “Billy had me at hello”, said VP/Market Manager Marc Kaye.  “The first time I met Billy, Derek and Nard, I knew the Billy Madison Show was going to be a part of Rock 98.9 and a huge part indeed.” Dave Numme, KVRQ’s Pro...Read More

Russell Rush Promoted To KXXM Program Director

iHeartMedia has promoted Russell Rush to Program Director of CHR “Mix 96.1” KXXM San Antonio. Rush has been with KXXM since 2005 and added APD and Afternoon Host duties the following year. He takes over the day-to-day programming job that had been vacant since Chase Murphy departed last year. iHeartMedia announced today that Russell Rush has been promoted to Program Director for Mix 96.1, San Antonio’s #1 Hit Music Station, effective immediately. He will continue to serve as weekday afternoon on-air personality for the station. Mix 96.1 has a strong cross-platform presence and broadcasts several popular personalities including the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, Emily and EJ. iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live...Read More

Brittany Tully Named WYNK Baton Rouge Program Director

iHeartMedia Country 101.5 WYNK Baton Rouge LA has appointed Brittany Tully as its new Program Director. Tully joins WYNK from Cumulus Media CHR 94.5 KSMB Lafayette where she has served as APD/MD/Midday Host. She will also take the afternoon drive slot at WYNK replacing Libby Davis. iHeartMedia Baton Rouge announced today that Brittany Tully has been named Program Director for 101.5 WYNK-FM, Baton Rouge’s No. 1 for Today’s Hit Country, effective April 17. Tully will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the 101.5 WYNK-FM radio station brand, Baton Rouge’s legacy Country leader. The station lineup includes The Bobby Bones Show and Baton Rouge on-air personality Austin James. “Brittany is a South Louisiana native who understands the community, its listeners, the media market and the ...Read More

Michael ‘Mud’ Gross Joins WCMF Rochester As PD

Entercom Classic Rock 96.5 WCMF Rochester NY has appointed Michael ‘Mud’ Gross as its new Program Director. Gross most spent 12 years at iHeartMedia where he programmed “105.9 The Rock” WNRQ Nashville from 2005-2014 and “Big 105.9” WBGG Miami from 2014-2016. He has also programmed 94.5 WARO Fort Myers and hosted mornings at 100.3 WDIZ Orlando, 105.7 WPNT St. Louis, and 103.1 WHVY Baltimore during his career. Gross will start at WCMF on May 15 and succeeds Chris Crowley who transferred to sister 92.3 KGON Portland earlier this year.

KINK Portland To Debut New Morning Show With Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott

Alpha Media AAA 101.9 KINK Portland will debut a new morning show hosted by Corey Foley and Mitch Elliott on Tuesday, May 2. Foley has beed out of radio since exiting CBS Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston in 2014. She has also worked at “Wild 98.7” WLLD Tampa, 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, and and “95.7 The Wolf” KBWF San Francisco in her career. Mitch Elliott joins KINK from afternoons at crosstown Entercom Hot AC “105.1 The Buzz” KRSK where he has worked for the past ten years. He also has worked at “Fox 97.1” WFOX Atlanta and “Mix 92.5” KLSY Seattle. Corey and Mitch will take over the morning slot currently held by Cort Johnson and Sheila Hamilton. No word yet on their status with the station. Alpha Media, Portland...Read More

Ryan Wrecker To Host Overnight America For KMOX

CBS News/Talk 1120 KMOX St. Louis has named Ryan Wrecker as the new host of “Overnight America”. Wrecker will succeed Jon Grayson as host for the 10pm-3am show following Grayson’s move to middays at CH Radio Holdings’ News/Talk 550 KTRS in February. The show ended syndication with Grayson’s departure. He was most recently Program Director at Federated Media News/Talk 1190 WOWO Fort Wayne IN,

Cumulus Promotes Three To New EVP Positions

Cumulus Media has promoted three Senior Vice Presidents to newly created Executive Vice President positions. Mike McVay, who had been Senior VP of Content & Programming will now be Executive Vice President of Content & Programming. Dave Milner and Bob Walker each will rise from Senior VP of Operations to Executive Vice President of Operations titles. Cumulus Media announces the promotion of three Cumulus executives to newly-created EVP posts. Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content & Programming, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Content & Programming. Dave Milner, Senior Vice President, Operations, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Operations. Bob Walker, Senior Vice President, Operations has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Opera...Read More

WFLY Albany Debuts New Fly Morning Rush

Pamal Broadcasting CHR “Fly 92.3” WFLY Troy/Albany NY has announced the debut of the “Fly Morning Rush” with Jake Allen and Ashley Marie Allen was hosting middays at WFLY in addition to mornings at sister Country “100.9 The Cat” WKLI Albany. Ashley Marie joins the station from afternoons at Delmarva Broadcasting Hot AC “Eagle 97.7” WAFL Milford DE. Jake and Ashley fill the opening created by Brian Cody, Chrissy Cavotta, and Jess’ jump to Townsquare Media Country 107.7 WGNA last month. Albany Broadcasting’s market leading CHR station, FLY92.3 (WFLY-FM) announces the debut of the new FLY MORNING RUSH hosted by Jake Allen and Ashley Marie. Allen joins from FLY92.3’s sister country station 100.9 The Cat, where he hosted mornings for the las...Read More

James Steele Adds Programming Duties At 103.3 The App San Antonio

Alpha Media has appointed James Steele as Program Director at Alternative “103.3 The App” K277CX Terrell Wells/KTFM-HD2 Floresville/San Antonio TX. Steele, who will continue to serve as APD/Afternoon Host at CHR “107.1 The Monkey” WXYK Gulfport MS, has previously programmed Alternative “96X” WROX Norfolk VA. Steele has also previously worked in the Melbourne, West Palm Beach and Orlando markets and doing freelance audio production and voiceover. Pat ‘DJ Grooves’ Cerullo who had been programming K277CX will continue to program CHR “Energy 94.1” KTFM and Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” KJKX for Alpha Media San Antonio. Alpha Media, San Antonio names James Steele Program Director of 103.3 The APP (KTFM-HD2). Steele joined Al...Read More

Alpha Media Appoints VP/Mid-Atlantic Region

Alpha Media has promoted Mike Hartel to Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hartel will continue to serve as the SVP/Market Manager of the company’s Columbia SC stations, but will now add oversight of the Bluefield WV, Fredericksburg VA, Greenville-New-Bern-Jacksonville NC, Myrtle Beach SC, and Savannah GA/Hilton Head SC markets. Alpha Media announces Mike Hartel as Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hartel will also continue to hold the positon of SVP/Market Manager in Columbia, SC. Mike is a 24-year media veteran, who effectively utilizes the strengths of his brands to bring positive change to his clients and community. Alpha Media President/CEO, Bob Proffitt commented on the announcement, “Mike Hartel has shown an incredible leadership style in form, function and re...Read More

Magic 94.9 Tampa Fills Morning Opening With Danielle McBroom

Cox Media Group AC “Magic 94.9” WWRM Tampa has appointed Danielle McBroom as its new mornings host. McBroom will take the reins of “Magic Mornings with Danielle” after 10 years at sister Alternative “97X” WSUN where she most recently hosted mornings. She fills the morning opening created when Chadd & Kristy Thomas departed for new Beasley sign-on “B98.7” WPBB at the end of 2016. Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa Radio has named Magic Mornings with Danielle as its new, permanent morning show on Magic 94-9 (WWRM – FM). “We are so excited to have Danielle join our Magic team,” said John Larson, CMG Tampa Radio’s Director of Branding and Programming for WWRM, WXGL and WDUV. “Her experience, creativity, social media expertise and infectious attitud...Read More

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