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Tony Matteo Named SVP/Programming For iHeartMedia Central California/Nevada

iHeartMedia has appointed Tony Matteo as Senior Vice President of Programming for its Central California / Nevada region which includes Fresno, Las Vegas, and Sacramento. Matteo moves from Wichita where served as Senior Vice President of Programming for the Omaha region. He has also served as Operations Manager for the Wichita cluster, Program Director of Variety Hits “106.5 The Lake” WHLK Cleveland, and PD of Hot AC “Alice 95.5” KTOZ Springfield MO during his career. Matteo succeeds JoJo Turnbeaugh, who moved to the Denver region in May. iHeartMedia announced today that Tony Matteo has been named Region Senior Vice President of Programming for its Central California / Nevada region, effective immediately. iHeartMedia’s Central California / Nevada region has a stron...Read More

Lois Lewis Moves To KNIX

iHeartMedia Country 102.5 KNIX Phoenix has appointed Lois Lewis as its new APD/MD. Lewis, who has already been voicetracking middays at KNIX, will relocate to Phoenix from Las Vegas where she held the same position at “95.5 The Bull” KWNR. She has also worked as Senior Director of Regional Promotion for Republic Nashville and MD/Night host at Cumulus’ 99.5 KIIM Tucson. She fills the APD/MD role held by Anthony ‘Antman’ Allen until his promotion to PD in Austin last week. iHeartMedia Phoenix’s 102.5 KNIX, Today’s Best Country & All Time Favorites, announced today that Lois Lewis has been named Assistant Program Director and Music Director, effective July 17th. iHeartMedia Phoenix has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands a...Read More

Crystal Legends Promoted To WRNS Program Director

Alpha Media Country 95.1 WRNS-FM Kinston/New Bern NC has named APD/MD/Morning Co-Host Crystal Legends as its new Program Director. Legends has been with WRNS-FM since 2012 when she moved from MD/nights at sister CHR “Bob 93.3” WERO to join Jim Mantel in mornings. She has also worked at “The Hot FM” 96.3 WRHT in the Kinston/New Bern/Jacksonville market and CHR “K92” WXLK Roanoke. She succeeds Carletta Blake as WRNS-FM Program Director. Blake left earlier this year to program iHeartMedia Country “B93.9” WNCB Cary/Raleigh.

Bill Dollar Moves To Cumulus Albany

Cumulus Media has promoted Bill Dollar to Operations Manager of its six station cluster in Albany GA. Dollar comes to Albany from Montgomery AL where he as programmed Country 92.3 WLWI for the past eight years. He has also served as OM/PD for “South 107” WTSH Rome GA. In addition to his Operations Manager duties, Dollar will host 10am-2pm on Country “104.5 Nash-FM” WKAK and 2-6pm on Classic Rock “Rock 103.5” WJAD. Cumulus’ other stations in the Albany GA market are: Urban AC “Q101.7” WQVE, Country “102.1 Nash Icon” WNUQ, AC “Mix 107.7” WEGC, and News/Talk 1590 WALG. Cumulus Media announces that it has named radio broadcasting veteran Bill Dollar as Operations Manager for its six radio stations in Albany, GA. Doll...Read More

Entercom Appoints Bill Ashenden As New Portland VP/Market Manager

Bill Ashenden has joined Entercom as its new VP/Market Manager for its Portland OR operations. Ashenden joins Entercom from BiCoastal Media’s Medford OR stations where he has served as Market Manager since January 2014. Most of his career has been spent in Portland where he was GM of CHR “Z100” KKRZ in the early 1990s and later spent 15 years as General Sales Manager for 750 KXL and then General Sales Manager for Alpha Media. He succeeds Tim McNamara who exited earlier this year. Entercom today announced that Bill Ashenden is joining the Portland cluster as the Vice President and Market Manager for Entercom Portland effective July 10th, 2017. Ashenden previously served as the Market Manager and General Manager for BiCoastal Media in Medford, Oregon. “Bill impressed us not...Read More

Dustin Fletcher Adds KDXA Des Moines Programming Duties

A few months after transferring from Richmond to St. Louis to program then-newly launched Alternative “Alt 104.9” KLLT Columbia IL/St. Louis, Dustin Fletcher has been promoted to Director of Alternative Rock Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region. As part of his expanded duties, Fletcher will add day-to-day programming for Alternative “Alt 106.3” KDXA Ankeny/Des Moines IA. He takes the programming reins from Greg Chance, who he will now report to as Chance remains in place as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia’s Iowa stations and Operations Manager for Des Moines. iHeartMedia announced today new programming roles for Dustin Fletcher, effective immediately. Fletcher has been named Director of Alternative Rock Programming for iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region ...Read More

WGBR Flips To Classic Hits

Curtis Media has flipped News/Talk 1150 WGBR/98.3 W252CL Goldsboro NC to Classic Hits. The station retains its local morning show hosted by Program Director Jeff Farrow and extends its run time to 5:30am-9am. The station will share resources with sister 102.9 WELS-FM Kinston, which Farrow also programs and serves as afternoon host. Averil Williams will host middays and Wayne Carlyle afternoons. Among the shows being dropped with the change are Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. WGBR-AM is now 1150 and 98.3 WGBR, Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits! Continuing the Curtis Media Group commitment to live and local talent, WGBR will remain a strong community focused station. Now, instead of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, you’ll find all your music and memories from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. General Manager...Read More

Matt Pinfield Steps Down From KFOG Mornings

After a little more than a year in mornings at Cumulus AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco/97.7 KFFG Los Gatos/San Jose, Matt Pinfield is stepping down. Pinfield will continue to host the daily “Two Hours” syndicated Alternative Rock show and the weekly Classic Rock based “Flashback” for Cumulus owned Westwood One. He had previously taken a brief leave of absence at the start of this year to return to rehab. Pinfield joined KFOG in April 2016 as part of the station’s “evolution” and relaunch. After just over a year as the morning show host on legendary San Francisco rock radio station KFOG, radio and television personality and rock journalist Matt Pinfield will turn over the morning mic to focus on his two nationally syndicated radio shows, the weekly roc...Read More

Anthony ‘AntMan’ Allen Joins KASE/KVET As Program Director

iHeartMedia has appointed Anthony ‘The AntMan’ Allen as Program Director for Country 98.1 KVET-FM and “KASE 101” 100.7 KASE Austin TX. Allen joins KASE/KVET-FM from Phoenix where he served as APD/MD at Country 102.5 KNIX Phoenix since 2013. He has also has worked for the company as APD/Afternoon host at “The Big 98” 97.9 WSIX Nashville and as Program Director of “102.1 The Bull” KZSN Wichita. Allen succeeds Travis Moon who was let go last month, and will also host afternoons on KASE. iHeartMedia Austin announced today that “The AntMan” Anthony Allen has been named Program Director for KASE 101, Austin’s No. 1 for New Country, and 98.1 KVET, All Time Country Favorites, effective immediately. He will also serve as weekday afternoon on-air...Read More

KFRG Promotes Robin Ward To APD/MD

CBS Radio Country “95.1 K-Frog” KFRG San Bernardino/92.9 KXFG Menifee MA has promoted Robin Ward to Assistant Program Director/Music Director. Ward has worked at KFRG on-air since 1993 as ‘Heather Froglear’ and with the promotion will move off the morning show she has co-hosted with Scott Ward and Kelli Green to middays. Ward’s promotion follows the ascension of Scott Ward (no relation) to Program Director for KFRG/KXFG and CBS Radio’s other stations in Riverside/San Bernardino, Victor Valley, and Palm Springs. CBS RADIO Riverside’s K-FROG 95.1 radio has promoted Robin Ward to music director/assistant program director of the station. Ward will also host the midday time slot as her on-air persona Heather Froglear, weekdays starting at 9:00 AM heard on air...Read More

Angel Brown Named iHeartMedia Norfolk Market President

iHeartMedia has appointed Angel Brown as Market President for its Norfolk VA cluster. Brown joins iHeart from Cumulus Media Mobile where she served as Market Vice President/Market Manager/Vice President of Sales. She fills the opening created by Derrick Martin’s promotion to Region President for St. Louis and Springfield MO and Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Quad Cities IA in April. iHeartMedia Norfolk announced today that Angel Brown has been named Market President for Norfolk, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Norfolk has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises – both broadcast and digital – including 103 JAMZ, NOW 105, MOViN 107.7 and 92.1 The Beat and produces marquee events including MEAC Basketball Championship, East Co...Read More

Jason Cage Joins Mix 96.5 Houston For Afternoons

After exiting CBS Radio at the end of 2016 when CHR “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Philadelphia flipped to AC “Today’s 96.5“, Jason Cage is rejoining the company to host afternoons at Adult CHR “Mix 96.5” KHMX Houston. Cage fills the afternoon opening created when Lauren Kelly moved to mornings in April. It also completes an airstaff revamp that features the new “Morning Mix” Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly from 530-10am and Program Director Chase Murphy in middays from 10am-3pm. Prior to working in Philadelphia, Cage hosted nights at CBS Radio CHR “B96” WBBM-FM Chicago and in his hometown of Huntsville AL. Mix 96-5 (KHMX-FM) will launch a new afternoon show hosted by Jason Cage on Monday, June 12. The show will cover all ...Read More

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