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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

Angi Taylor Joins The Rendezvous With Simon Marcel

Premiere Networks has announced that “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago morning co-host Angi Taylor will add additional duties as co-host of The Rendezvous with Simon Marcel. Taylor succeeds original co-host Kim Iverson. The relationship advice show airs on mostly AC and Hot AC stations including iHeartMedia’s “93.9 My-FM” WLIT Chicago, “Mix 106.1” WISX Philadelphia, and “Mix 100.7” WMTX Tampa. Premiere Networks announced today that Chicago radio personality Angi Taylor has been named the new co-host of The Rendezvous, effective immediately. Taylor, who will continue to host the top-rated Fred + Angi morning show on iHeartMedia’s 103.5 KISS FM in Chicago, joins host Simon Marcel on the nightly radio program featuring insightful love and relat...Read More

Charlie Sykes & Others To Host WNYC & Minnesota Public Radio Nightly Call-In Show

WNYC and Minnesota Public Radio are launching a nightly call-in show “Indivisible” on Monday, January 23. Politico reports that the show will air Monday through Thursday nights for fourteen weeks focusing on Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Each night will have a different theme and host. Mondays will be hosted by Kai Wright and The Economist writers John Prideaux and Anne McElvoy with a focus on “how the world is reacting to the changes that are coming to Washington.” Tuesdays will feature WNYC’s Brian Lehrer on “how and how quickly American norms are changing”. Former 620 WTMJ Milwaukee late morning host Charlie Sykes, who exited the station last month despite becoming one of the top Conservative critics of Trump will host on Wednesdays. ...Read More

SiriusXM Hits 1 Launches Hits 1 In Hollywood With Michael Yo, Tony Fly & Symon

Sirius XM’s Hits is launching a new live afternoon show from its studios in the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles with two well known radio personalities at the helm. “Hits 1 In Hollywood” will be hosted by Michael Yo, Tony Fly, and Symon weekdays from 7-10pm eastern/4-7pm pacific. Yo, who is currently a co-host of the syndicated television series The Insider and a stand-up comedian, previously spent 12 years at iHeartMedia CHR “Y100” WHYI Miami. Fly, best known for his long run at iHeartMedia CHR 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, joins SiriusXM from afternoons at Cumulus Classic Hip-Hop “105 The Vibe” Minneapolis. Symon, the newcomer to radio, is a pop/R&B/house performer currently working on her debut album. SiriusXM announced today the launch o...Read More

Dave & Mahoney Return To X107.5 Las Vegas

After leaving CBS Hot AC “Mix 96.5” KHMX Houston, Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney are returning to sister Alternative “X107.5” KXTE Pahrump/Las Vegas. Farra, Mahoney, and Daena “DK” Kramer left KXTE for KHMX in September 2015 after six years at the station. Kramer will not remain with the show when it returns to Las Vegas on February 6. Farra and Mahoney will supplant Marc ‘Marco’ Orem in mornings at KXTE. Orem joined KXTE in February 2016 along with Joe ‘Jeetz’ Reeder. Jeetz quickly jumped to Hubbard “Rock 98.9” KVRQ Seattle in September, while Orem left in December and was just named as new morning host at Beasley Country 99.5 WQYK Tampa. KXTE X107.5 is thrilled to welcome back The Dave & Mahoney Morning Show to La...Read More

Debbie Mazella Upped To WMGQ Program Director

Beasley Media AC “Magic 98.3” WMGQ New Brunswick NJ has promoted APD/midday host Debbie Mazella to Program Director. Mazella succeeds Jeff Rafter, who departed to join Press Communications as VP/Programming in late 2016. Mazella has worked at WMGQ since 2007 after previously working Hot AC “94.3 The Point” WJLK Asbury Park and as a traffic reporter in the New York market. Additionally WMGQ moves John Lisk from nights to afternoons to replace Rafter. Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has promoted Debbie Mazella to Program Director of WMGQ (Magic 98.3) in Central New Jersey. “Ever since my childhood, I wanted to be involved in radio and I’m extremely grateful to the mentors who have influenced, encouraged and helped...Read More

Community Group Seeking To Acquire KSRI Santa Cruz

Central Coast Community Radio has reached a tentative deal to acquire 90.7 KSRI Santa Cruz CA from Educational Media Foundation for $265,000. CCCR had been bidding for Pataphysical Broadcasting’s bankrupt 88.9 KUSP Santa Cruz, which was sold to EMF in late 2016 for $605,000. KUSP will assume KSRI’s Christian CHR “Air 1” programming making to 90.7 frequency redundant to EMF. The group needs to raise $350,000 in 45 days to proceed with the acquisition to basically replace KUSP as a mostly locally originating public operation.

Jason Goff Moves To Afternoons And Danny Parkins Joins 670 WSCR Chicago

CBS Sports “670 The Score” WSCR Chicago is resetting its lineup for 2017 following the retirement of Terry Boers. Current midday co-host Jason Goff will move to afternoons from 1-6pm with incumbent co-host Dan Bernstein. Goff is in his second tour of duty with WSCR. He returned in February 2015 to co-host middays after a run in nights at sister “92.9 The Game” WZGC Atlanta. He had previously worked as a producer, reporter, and fill-in host at WSCR. Goff’s current slot in middays co-hosting with Matt Spiegel from 9am-1pm will go to Danny Parkins. The 30 year-old Chicago native joins WSCR from afternoons at Entercom’s “610 Sports” KCSP Kansas City where his is paired with Carrington ‘CDot’ Harrison. He previously worked at 1260 WSKO...Read More

Justin Luvv Joins 93.9 The Beat Indianapolis For Afternoons/Imaging

Cumulus Classic Hip-Hop “93.9 The Beat” WRWM Lawrence/Indianapolis has appointed Justin Luvv as its new afternoon host and Imaging Director. Luvv joins WRWM from Radio One Columbus where he has worked as 2005, most recently as Imaging Coordinator, mix show DJ, and overnight host on Urban “Power 107.5” WCKX. He also was in-house DJ for the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. He succeeds Zakk, who exited last August to host nights at Entercom Hot AC “Star 94.1” WSTR Atlanta. Cumulus Media announces that it has named Justin Luvv as new Afternoon On-Air Personality and Imaging Director for 93.9 The Beat/WRWM in Indianapolis, IN. Luvv joins Cumulus after more than 11 years with Radio One, where he was On-Air Talent, Imaging Coordinator, and Mix DJ for Power 10...Read More

Ron Parker Joins WLS-FM For Afternoons

Cumulus Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago has named Ron Parker as its new afternoon host. Parker, best known for his long runs at 107.5 KLDE Houston and 101.1 WCBS-FM New York, debuts today in the 3-7pm time slot. At the latter he worked for current WLS-FM PD Brian Thomas. Parker has also worked at 99.7 KFRC San Francisco and most recently has been filling-in at SiriusXM and Cumulus Country “94.7 Nash-FM” WNSH New York. Cumulus Media announces that it has named veteran radio broadcaster Ron Parker as Afternoon Host for 94.7 WLS-FM in Chicago. Parker debuts today, Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. CST. Previously, Parker was on-air at NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM in New York City and was a #1 Host in two different dayparts on WCBS-FM in New York City. He also was on-air for various...Read More

KLOS Adds The Frosty, Heidi & Frank Night Shift & Greg Beharrell

Cumulus Rock 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles is giving morning hosts Frosty, Heidi & Frank a second platform as the trio will also be heard Monday through Thursday from 9-11pm. “The Frosty, Heidi & Frank Night Shift” will feature a mix of best-of material from earlier in the day and content produced exclusively for the evening show. To make room for the addition, night host Melissa Maxx will cut her show to 6-9pm. Also joining KLOS is former “Live 105” KITS San Francisco afternoon host Greg Beharrell. He will host weekends and produce digital and social media content for the station. Beharrell will continue to host shows on Corus Media Alternatives “102.1 The Edge” CFNY Toronto and 99.3 CFOX Vancouver as well as the Saturday night animation block on KBCW...Read More

WQYK Adds To Morning Show

Beasley Country 99.5 WQYK Tampa has added Marc Jason to its morning show. Jason joins the station from CBS Alternative “X107.5” KXTE Las Vegas where he was hosting mornings as “Marco”. He has previously worked at Cumulus Hot AC “Mix 107.3” WRQX as well as stations in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Nashville. He joins incumbent co-hosts Veronica Alfaro and Kevin Ebel and fills the gap created by the death of Dave McKay in August. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) today announced “Marc” (Marc Jason) has joined Veronica and Kevin on the WQYK Morning Show, 5 a.m.-10 a.m., Mondays through Fridays. “It’s a great feeling to start this new year with Marc on the QYK morning team with Veronica and Kevin...Read More

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