People & Places

WBLI Moves Syke & MJ To Mornings

Cox Media Group CHR 106.1 WBLI Patchouge NY has moved afternoon hosts Syke & MJ to mornings starting Monday, September 17. Syke has been hosting afternoons at WBLI since 2014 and was paired with night host MJ in 2016 for “Drive Time Live”. The duo replace the Cooper Lawrence Show. Lawrence and co-host Anthony Michaels joined WBLI in July 2016. You ready, Long Island? @SykeOnAir & @MJonAIR are. ?????? pic.twitter.com/VGfeeyLQA2 — 106.1 BLI (@1061BLI) September 14, 2018

Nathan Fast Takes Mornings At 99.5 The Wolf Dallas

Cumulus Country “99.5 The Wolf” KPLX Dallas has appointed Nathan Fast as its new morning host for what will be rebranded as “Nathan Fast and The Wake Up With The Wolf Show”. Fast most recently hosted mornings at CHR “103.7 Amp Radio” KVIL Dallas prior to its flip to Alternative last fall. Prior to that he hosted nights at “Channel 93.3” KHTS San Diego and weekends at 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles. He has also worked in Boise and Las Vegas during his career. Fast will be joined by incumbent co-host Lisa Taylor as he fills the opening created by Trey Morgan’s previously announced exit over the summer. CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it will debut a new morning radio show on Texas Country 99.5 The Wolf/KPLX-FM in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, hosted by popular D...[Read More]

People Moves 9/13: No More Miracles For WPIA

After two years as Program Director at Advanced Media Partners CHR “98.5 Kiss-FM” WPIA Eureka/Peoria IL, Jonathan ‘DJ Miracle” Steele is departing for a yet to be announced position. Steele also programs Martz Communications Rhythmic CHR “94.7 Hits-FM” WYUL Chateaugay NY/Montreal, Country “Wild Country 96.5” WVNV Malone NY, and Classic Hits “102.7 WICY” 1490 WICY/102.7 W274BI Malone. After departing Adams Media Country “Your Country K107.7” WKHI Salisbury MD when its format was dropped last month, Larry ‘Big Red’ Wnorowski is joining NRG Media Country “Y106.5” WYTE Wausau WI as PD/Morning host. Wnorowski fills the opening created by John Harry’s exit in April. Brett Holcomb is departing hi...[Read More]

Entercom Announces Multiple Programming Promotions In Milwaukee

Entercom has announced multiple personnel changes at their Milwaukee cluster. Molly Cruz, who currently serves as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and midday host at Hot AC “99.1 The Mix” WMYX will add the APD/MD duties at CHR “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS. JMatt will move from weekends to the dual role of midday host at WXSS and Digital Program Director for the cluster that also includes Sports “105.7 The Fan” 1250 WSSP. Cruz and JMatt split the duties previously held by Nathan Graham until his move to Program Director of Entercom’s “98.7 Amp Radio” WDZH Detroit. The company has also announced the previously reported move of Aaron Carreno to afternoons at WMYX from the same position at Hot AC “99.7 The Point” KZPT Kansas Ci...[Read More]

Jared & Katie Expand To Savannah

Dick Broadcasting CHR “Hot 98.3” WGCO Midway/Savannah GA has announced the addition of “Jared & Katie in the Morning”. The show is based at co-owned 107.5 WKZL Greensboro NC and is led by Jared Pike and Katie Tesh and also features ‘Man Kisser Matt’ Wells, intern Thomas ‘Hugs O’Houlihan’ Marvin, and Dick VP/Programming Jason Goodman. Pike and Tesh previously served as co-host’s on WKZL’s previous “Murphy in the Morning” prior to taking the reins of the show in June 2012. Dick Broadcasting Company is proud to announce the arrival of their new morning show for Savannah’s Hot 98.3 “Jared and Katie in the Morning” Jared Pike and Katie Tesh found remarkable success in morning radio after their 2012 debut. An inst...[Read More]

Bill Gentry To Serve As Cumulus Birmingham Market Manager

Cumulus Media has appointed Bill Gentry as VP/Market Manager for its Birmingham AL cluster. Gentry most recently served in the same role for Alpha Media Lousiville after a long run with Clear Channel/iHeartMedia where he oversaw their Louisville stations from 1998-2007 and then served as Regional Market President for Louisville, Lexington, and Somerset KY an Nashville TN from 2010-2015. CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has appointed 30-year radio broadcasting executive Bill Gentry as Vice President/Market Manager, CUMULUS MEDIA-Birmingham, AL. Gentry joins CUMULUS MEDIA from Alpha Media-Louisville, KY, where he was Senior Vice President/Market Manager. Prior to that, he was Regional Market President for iHeartMedia, where he managed radio stations in Louisville, KY; Lexington, KY; Somerset,...[Read More]

Entercom Makes Programmer Appointments In Orlando

Entercom has announced new Program Directors for Alternative “FM 101.9” WQMP and Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WOMX Orlando. Dana Taylor, who has been at WOMX since 1994 and most recently served as Assistant Program Director and morning co-host, has been promoted to Program Director of that station. During her 24 year tenure at the station she has held positions in every daypart except afternoon drive and served as Music Director. The PD role at “FM 101.9” WQMP will be filled by John O’Connell. O’Connell will retain his duties programming Country 99.9 WKIS and Alternative “104.3 The Shark” WSFS Miami. He has also programmed Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” WMXJ Miami, “98.7 The Fan” WHFS Tampa, and had a long run at ...[Read More]

KRNB To Debut Rudy Rush & Claudia Jordan In Mornings

Following the local cancellation of the Steve Harvey Morning Show by Service Broadcasting Urban AC “Smooth R&B 105.7” KRNB Decatur/Dallas at the end of August, the station will debut a new “Morning Rush” hosted by Rudy Rush and Claudia Jordan on Monday, September 24. Rush most recently served as afternoon host at iHeartMedia Urban “93.7 The Beat” KQBT Houston. He previously served as co-host of the syndicated Doug Banks Show from 2005-2013 and briefly became lead host of the rebranded “Afternoon Rush” after Banks’ passing in 2016. The touring stand-up comedian also hosted television’s Showtime At The Apollo from 2000 until 2008. Jordan, a former beauty pageant contestant and Deal or No Deal and Price Is Right model, also prev...[Read More]

Dave & Mahoney Enter Syndication With Albany NY Addition

Townsquare Media Alternative “Alt 105.7” WQSH Malta/Albany NY has become the first syndication affiliate for the Dave & Mahoney Morning Show. Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney are on their second tour of duty based at Entercom Alternative “X107.5” KXTE Las Vegas. The hosted mornings there from 2009-2015 before a 16 month run at “Mix 96.5” KHMX Houston. The duo returned to KXTE in January 2017. Townsquare flipped WQSH to Alternative in March one week after Pamal launched “Alt 104.9” WINU in the market. WINU added Premiere Networks’ “The Woody Show” for mornings today. https://www.facebook.com/DaveAndMahoney/photos/a.626823954007516/1968163289873569/?type=3&permPage=1

Alt 104.9 Albany Adds The Woody Show

Pamal Broadcasting Alternative “Alt 104.9” WINU Altamont/Albany NY has announced the addition of The Woody Show for mornings. The Premiere Radio Networks program is based at iHeartMedia’s “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles and will air Monday through Saturday from 6-10am. Albany Broadcasting’s ALT 104.9, Albany’s New Alternative, announced today the addition of The Woody Show to the station’s morning lineup. Effective immediately, the popular Premiere Networks-syndicated program now airs in the Monday through Saturday, 6 – 10 a.m. ET timeslot. The Woody Show is highly-interactive, socially-engaging appointment radio.  Featuring Woody, along with co-hosts Ravey, Greg Gory, Menace and Sebas, The Woody Show is described by listeners as “authentic,” “raw,” “unapolo...[Read More]

Steve Gorman & JT The Brick Out At Fox Sports Radio

Fox Sports Radio is making changes to its evening lineup as it has cut ties with its two evening shows. Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and his cousin Jeffrey Gorman’s “Steve Gorman SPORTS” is done after four and a half years on the network. The show first aired from 3-6pm eastern from January-October 2014 before settling in the 6-8pm eastern timeslot. John “JT The Brick” Tournour exits his 8-11pm eastern show after 17 years with the network in various roles. Tournour also previously hosted at KMAX Los Angeles, KFMB San Diego, KNBR San Francisco, and the defunct SportsFan Radio Network before joining FSR in 2001. Co-host Tomm Looney remains with the company. No word yet on the network’s plans for the evening time slots. Weekend hosts Jonas Knox and Bra...[Read More]

Rod Phillips Rises To EVP/Country Programming Strategy For iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia has announced that Rod Phillips has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Country Programming Strategy for its National Programming Group. Phillips previously served as SVP/Programming for the iHeartCountry initiative since 2015. He previously served as SVP/Programming for the Southeast Region, OM for the company’s Miami cluster, and Program Director of “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago. Phillips also helped develop the Bobby Bones Show as Bones moved from hosting a local CHR show in Austin to a national Country show in 2013. In his new role Phillips will lead iHeartCountry’s music discovery and emerging artist initiatives, develop Country programmers and air talent, and produce events such as the iHeartCountry Festival. iHeartMedia announced today that its ...[Read More]