People & Places

People Moves 7/10: A Pair Of NRG Media Departures

Jack Taddeo has announced he will be exiting his position as Market Manager for NRG Media’s Waterloo IA cluster to take a new position at a company yet to be named later this month. In a press statement Taddeo wrote, “I’ve enjoyed working for NRG Media and am very grateful to Chuck DuCoty for hiring me, to Mary Quass for her support during the past 3+ years, and to the great staff I have worked with here. I look forward to seeing everyone in Minneapolis at Conclave 43 next week and I’ll have news of my new position very soon.” Also departing NRG Media is Kurt Luchs after just four months as General Manager of its Omaha cluster. Luchs transferred to Omaha in February after spending five years managing the company’s Wausau WI stations. Sandhill Media Group has appointed Jeff Rope...[Read More]

Entercom Appoints New Market Managers In Pittsburgh & Sacramento

Entercom has stayed in-house to appoint new SVP/Market Managers in Pittsburgh and Sacramento. Pittsburgh Director of Sales Michael Spacciapolli has had the Interim title removed from the Market Manager position he has held since Michael Young’s exit in May. Spacciapolli has served as Director of Sales for the former CBS Radio cluster since 2008 and previously worked as Sales Manager for Bonneville Washington DC and as a national representative for Katz Radio Group. In Sacramento Stacey Kauffman rises from Director of Sales to succeed Lance Richard. Kaufmann joined the company in 2015 to fill Richard’s former Director of Sales position when he was promoted to Market Manager. She has previously held sales positions for Hubbard Radio, Radio-One, and Susquehanna Media. Entercom, th...[Read More]

People Moves 7/9: Bubba Loses Fort Myers

On the heels of his settlement with Nielsen Audio for ratings tampering while at Beasley Media’s “Bubba 98.7” WBRN-FM Holmes Beach/Tampa FL, the company has dropped the show from “96 K-Rock” 96.1 WRXK-FM Bonita Springs/Fort Myers FL. The move leaves Bubba with just four affiliates: Genesis Communications’ 820 WWBA Tampa, LM Communications’ “98 Rock” WYBB Charleston SC, Community Broadcasters “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB Fort Walton Beach FL, and Cumulus Media’s “95.9 The Rocket” WROK-FM Melbourne. WRXK will debut a new morning show on Monday, July 16. Another former CBS Radio executive is departing Entercom. Steve Butler, News Format Captain and Director of News and Programming for 1060 KYW Philadelphia, will exi...[Read More]

Tamo Sein Jumps To Middays At Alt 98.7 Los Angeles

Just months after moving from “XL 102.1” WRXL Richmond to iHeartMedia’s “106.5 The End” WEND Charlotte as APD/MD/Midday host, Tamo Sein is making another big market jump as she joins “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles as midday host. Sein takes the midday slot currently held by Marty Whitney. No word yet on his status with the station or the company where he also host nights at “Rock 105.3” KIOZ San Diego. iHeartMedia Los Angeles announced today that Tamo Sein will host Middays for ALT 98.7, LA’s New Alternative station. Beginning July 16, Sein will broadcast weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT, following LA’s infamous on air morning crew — The Woody Show. “We believe the ALT 98.7 audience will immediately take to Tamo’s relatable and dow...[Read More]

Short-E To Program Y100.1 & 105.5 The Beat Fort Myers

Former 102.5 KSFM Sacramento MD/Afternoon host Eliseo ‘Short-E’ Cierra has been appointed Program Director for iHeartMedia Hot AC “Y100.1” WZJZ Port Charlotte and Rhythmic CHR “105.5 The Beat” Naples Park/Fort Myers FL. Cierra served as Music Director and afternoon host at KSFM until this past April. He previously spent eight years at 103.5 KBMB/KHHM Sacramento. In addition to programming the two stations he will also serve as afternoon host on WBTT. He fills the opening created by Eric Rosado’s move to 93.3 KUBE Seattle as APD/Afternoon host in May. iHeartMedia announced today that Eliseo “Short-E” Cierra has been named Program Director for 105.5 The Beat, Southwest Florida’s Party Station, and Y100.1, ‘90s To Now, effective immediately. iHeartMed...[Read More]

Angie Ange Moves To Mornings At WKYS Washington As The Fam Exits

Urban One Urban 93.9 WKYS Washington DC is making a morning show change as “The Fam” QuickSilva, Danni Starr and DJ 5’9 exit and afternoon host Angie Ange will move to mornings to lead a new team starting Monday, July 16. Ange has been with WKYS for eleven years and has steadily moved up the ranks from intern to night host to afternoons and now mornings. She will be accompanied by Déja Perez, DJ Money, and DJ Analyze on the morning show. Perez current serves as an entertainment reporter for the station hosting the “What’s Poppin!” segment. Rapper Wale’s tour DJ, DJ Money will be the third mic on the show, while DJ Analyze will serve as key mixer for the morning show. The Fam joined WKYS in January 2016 from afternoons at sister Urban “92Q” 92...[Read More]

Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw Set To Exit 100.7 KFM-BFM

After eight years on TEGNA Rock “100.7 KFM-BFM” KFMB-FM San Diego, the Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw morning show is on the hunt for a new station. The San Diego Reader reports that Dave Rickards, Shelly Dunn, and Cookie ‘Chainsaw’ Randolph are free as of July 1 to negotiate with other companies prior to their contracts expiring at the end of the month. The report states that TEGNA, which purchased the KFMB stations at the end of 2017, has not even attempted to negotiate with the show. One of only two radio stations in TEGNA’s portfolio along with sister News/Talk 760 KFMB, the stations are rumored to be on the selling block, with the Reader stating that Local Media San Diego (who previously managed KFMB and KFMB-FM in 2015-16 in a joint partnership with then o...[Read More]

Randy Fox Joins KAGM/KKSS Albuquerque As Program Director

American General Media has appointed Randy Fox as Program Director for Rhythmic CHR “Kiss 97.3” KKSS and Hot AC “Mix 105.1” KKRG Albuquerque NM. Fox most recently spent 16 years at 102.5 KSFM Sacramento and former sister Hot AC “Now 100.5” KZZO mostly as Creative Services Director and Assistant Program Director and was serving as Acting PD upon his exit in April. He also previously worked in Austin, El Paso, Las Cruces, Phoenix, and Saginaw in his career. American General Media Albuquerque has hired Randy Fox as Program Director of heritage Rhythmic KKSS-FM (KISS 97.3) and upstart Hot AC KKRG (MIX 105.1) effective Monday, July 23rd. Fox joins AGM from CBS Radio in Sacramento as PD of KSFM. Fox had held several positions with CBS Radio prior to the PD pos...[Read More]

WRNS Revises On-Air Lineup Following Jim Mantel Retirement

Following the retirement of morning host Jim Mantel on Friday, Dick Broadcasting Country 95.1 WRNS-FM Kinston/New Bern has unveiled its new on-air lineup. The Bobby Bones Show will move into the morning drive slot from sister Country “92.3/101.1 The Wolf” WQSL Jacksonville/WQZL Belhaven. Mantel’s co-host Crystal Legends, who also is WRNS’ Program Director will move into middays replacing voicetracker Jeff Hackett. Recent addition Chase Adams remains in afternoons and Mica in nights. No word yet on what will replace Bones on WQSL/WQZL, however rumors abound in the market about an upcoming format change there. A week from today the Bobby Bones Show will start on WRNS .. & I'm happy.. for those that don't know Bobby Bones – you… Posted by Crys...[Read More]

John Hines To Step Down From WCCO Daily Show

John Hines has announced he will step down from his 9am-12pm show on Entercom News/Talk 830 WCCO Minneapolis following the Minnesota State Fair this summer, but remain with the station in a part-time/fill-in role. Hines has been with WCCO since 2009, where he hosted evenings until 2009 before moving into the late morning slot in 2012. He has worked in the Minneapolis market for 45 years and is best known for his run co-hosting mornings at 99.5 WLOL with Bob Berglund and 17 years in that timeslot at iHeartMedia Country “K102” KEEY. He also spent time at 1280 WWTC, 1500 KSTP, 100.3 KTLK-FM, and KSTP-TV in the market. In a long blog post making the announcement, WCCO Program Director Lindsey Peterson wrote, “We’ll begin searching for a brand-new show that will run 9:00...[Read More]

Roxanne Steele Exits WYCD

Roxanne Steele has exited as midday host at Entercom Country 99.5 WYCD Detroit after two and a half years. Steele joined WYCD in November 2015 after previously filling the same daypart at sister CHR “98.7 AMP Radio” WDZH. She is best known for her 12 year run at “B96” WBBM-FM Chicago and has also worked in Palm Springs and Phoenix at the start of her career. In a blog post on her personal website announcing her departure, Steele mentioned that she departed for vacation following her air shift on June 14 and was informed of her dismissal following her return. It’s pretty ironic that my last break on the radio I said I was going on vacation and that I would talk to you soon. Lots of people are reaching out asking if I’m still on vacation. Had I’d kno...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 6/29

Whitney Radio Broadcasting sells Full Service 1340 WENT/105.1 W286CD Gloversville NY to Michael Schaus’ Thnk Tank Broadcasting for $390,000. Schaus has spent much of his career in radio ad sales and management. R&B Communications sells Sports “ESPN 1400” WWTM Decatur/Huntsville and 94.3 W232DL Decatur to Brantley Broadcast Associates for $117,000. Mitten News LLC continues its expansion in Northern Michigan with two purchases. Michigan Broadcasters sells 94.5 WYPV Mackinaw City to Mitten News for $200,000, while Edwards Communications sells 960 WHAK Rogers City for $12,000. Mitten News began operating both stations via LMA in April and flipped them to its Conservative Talk “Patriot Voice Radio” along with 1110 WJML Petoskey, 1210 WJNL Kingsley, and 106.3 ...[Read More]