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WRKO Sets New Lineup Following Rush Departure

With Rush Limbaugh moving over to iHeartMedia’s 1430 WKOX on Monday following Entercom’s decision to not renew his contract, Talk 680 WRKO Boston has set their new lineup. Current morning host Jeff Kuhner will move to Limbuagh’s former 12-3pm slot. That will make room for a new morning show in partnership with The Boston Globe’s Boston.com. “The Boston.com Morning Show” will be anchored by longtime Boston television anchor Kim Carrigan, former WEEI morning sidekick Jon Meterparel and producer David Cullinane. Carrigan most recently had been co-hosting WRKO’s “Financial Exchange” with Barry Armstrong from 10am-12pm. The Financial Exchange and Howie Carr from 3-7pm will remain in place. Legacy Boston talk station WRKO has announced a swee...Read More

Colorado Political Scandal Leads To Exit Of KLZ Denver Hosts

The three local hosts at Crawford Broadcasting Conservative Talk “560 The Source” KLZ Denver submitted their resignations as a . 5-8am host Randy Corporon, 1-3pm host Ken Clark, and 3-6pm host Kris Cook gave 30 day notice to Crawford Broadcasting President/KLZ General Manager Don Crawford, Jr. but were told their services were no longer needed. The trio exited after Corporon’s show was pulled for interviewing former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo last Thursday. Crawford had requested that Tancredo’s frequent appearances on KLZ be halted until he could meet him and talk about his role in the scandal surround him and Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House. The Denver Post reports that House claimed Tancredo and two others “threatened that a potential lawsui...Read More

Don Bleu To Exit KOSF San Francisco

iHeartMedia Classic Hits “Big 103.7” KKSF San Francisco has announced that morning host Don Bleu will exit following his show on Friday, June 26. Bleu has been in mornings in San Francisco since 1980. He had a 22 year run at 101.3 KIOI until moving over to KKSF at the start of 2012. Prior to coming to San Francisco he was “True Don Bleu” at KDWB Minneapolis and KHJ Los Angeles. He also hosted The Gong Show in 1988 and the Bay Area version of Evening Magazine. Bleu’s final program will feature a look back on his 30 years in the market. Don Bleu will end his daily San Francisco morning show on KOSF-FM (BIG 103.7) on Friday, June 26. Bleu has been in Bay Area radio for over 30 years and was inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame in 2007. He’s also starred ...Read More

Marko Radlovic Returns To SBS As West Coast Regional Manager

One week after exiting the Market Manager position for Cumulus Los Angeles, Marko Radlovic is joining Spanish Broadcasting Systems as SVP/West Coast Regional Manager overseeing “Mega 96.3” KXOL and “La Raza 97.9” KLAX Los Angeles and “La Raza 93.3” KRZZ San Francisco. This marks a return to SBS for Radlovic, who previously spent a decade at the company including two terms as corporate Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, VP/Sales and General Manager of the two Los Angeles stations. SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. (“SBS”) today announced that Marko Radlovic has been named Senior Vice President and West Coast Regional Manager, supervising all operations at KLAX-FM and KXOL-FM in Los Angeles and KRZZ-FM i...Read More

WROR Makes Lineup Changes

Greater Media Classic Hits 105.7 WROR Framingham/Boston shuffled its on-air lineup today. Julie Devereaux moves from afternoons to middays, taking the 10am to 2pm slot that had previously been held by the “Employee of the Day” with a listener voicetracking the slot. Devereaux has been with WROR since 2000 and is returning to a midday slot she filled from 2002 until 2008. Before joining WROR she previously worked at 92.9 WBOS and 93.7 WCGY. Her move will open up afternoons for Jaybeau Jones, who moves from weekends to the 2-7pm slot. Jones, previously programmed CBS Hot AC “Mix 98.5” WBMX and Classic Hits 103.3 WODS in the market along with long runs programming in Chicago, Hartford, and Worcester. Loren & Wally, who have hosted mornings on WROR since its launch...Read More

Mike McMearty Promoted To WTOP Director Of News & Programming

After 23 years at Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC, Mike McMearty has been promoted from News Director to Director of News & Programming. McMearty steps up to take the position held by Laurie Cantillo prior to her departure in March to take a job in NASA’s Office of Communications. He joined WTOP in 1992 and worked as editor, producer, reporter, anchor, sports reporter and Assistant News Director before becoming News Director in 2000. The promotion of McMearty comes with additional appointments at WTOP. Mitchell Miller becomes Senior News Director in charge of the weekday morning newsroom. Darci Marchese becomes News Director in charge of weekday afternoons. Jamie Forzato will be Weekend Managing Editor. Julia Ziegler is transferred from Operations Manager of FederalNewsRa...Read More

Q92.9 Pittsburgh Morning Shakeup Brings in Jim Krenn

Steel City Media Hot AC “Q92.9” WLTJ Pittsburgh has made a morning show change. Following last week’s exit of John Cline, Dave Cook and Maria D’Antonio, WLTJ is bringing in former Classic Rock 102.5 WDVE morning host Jim Krenn starting Monday, July 6. Krenn, who is also a stand-up comedian, will host live from 6-9am and have a best-of hour from 9-10am. Krenn spent 25 years in mornings at WDVE from 1988 until 2011 and has since hosted a weekly podcast and made appearances on CBS News/Talk 1020 KDKA. He will be joined on his new show by his podcast co-hosts Terry Jones, Mike Wysocki and Mike Sasson as well as “Q92.9” middayer Debbie Wilde. Like Krenn, former morning host John Cline was a longtime morning host in Pittsburgh when he joined WLTJ in 2008 follo...Read More

iHeart Makes Talk 1430 Official As Rush Limbaugh’s New Boston Home

iHeartMedia has announced that “Talk 1430” WKOX will debut at 12pm on Monday, June 29. The new station will feature a combination of Premiere Radio Network’s Conservative Talk and Fox Sports Radio programming. The station will air Fox Sports Daybreak from 6-9am, followed by the triumverate of Glenn Beck, Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. America Now, Mark Levin, and Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis will follow in evenings. iHeartMedia Boston announced today the launch of TALK 1430 WKOX, effective June 29, 2015. WKOX will feature an all-new programming lineup of America’s top talk radio personalities, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, with FOX Sports Radio programming during overnights. The new format will debut at noon on June 29 with The Rush Limbau...Read More

Andrew Hart In, Jack Kulp Out At KOIT Mornings

A change is coming to mornings at Entercom AC 96.5 KOIT San Francisco. As first reported yesterday by Robert Feder, “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago night host Andrew “Finnigan” Hart is heading west to take over the morning show at KOIT currently hosted by Jack Kulp and Charly Kayle. Hart, who uses the “Finnigan” name at WTMX to differentiate himself from morning co-host Kathy Hart, will use his real name at KOIT. The 26 year-old joined the Hubbard Hot AC in August 2012 from weekends at iHeartMedia CHR “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC. Exiting KOIT is Jack Kulp just shy of his twentieth anniversary (and 18 in mornings) at the station. All of the references to him have been wiped from the station’ web and social media properties this morning.

WSRV/WTSH PD Dave Clapper Exits

Cox Media Group Classic Rock “97.1 The River” WSRV and Alternative “X107.1” WTSH/W296BB has parted ways with Program Director Dave Clapper according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Clapper had been with Cox’s Atlanta stations since 2002 working his way up through promotions to afternoons at WSRV to programming it in 2012 and adding “X107.1” with its launch last year. The AJC reports that middayer Steve Craig will filled Clapper’s afternoon slot.

Greg Strassel Named Hubbard SVP/Programming

Former iHeartMedia and CBS Radio programming executive Greg Strassel is joining Hubbard Radio as Senior Vice President of Programming. In his new position, which will be based in Minneapolis, Strassel will work with current SVP/Programming Greg Solk to over seeing brand and content strategies for Hubbard’s stations in Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington DC. Strassel spent fifteen years at CBS Radio, mostly programming stations at its Boston cluster and eventually rising to Senior VP of Programming for the entire company. After exiting CBS in September 2013 he spent a year at Clear Channel as SVP/Programming before exiting last December. This marks a return to Minneapolis for Strassel as he was also the Program Director of Emmis CHR 99.5 WLOL p...Read More

94.3 WFAS Drops Local Programming

For the second time this week a smaller Cumulus station that serves part of a large market has removed all locally originating programming. AC “94.3 WFAS” W232AL Pomona/WPLJ-HD2 New York has let go of PD/Morning Host Mary DeSilva and afternoon host “The Hartman” and is now running Westwood One’s AC format. WFAS serves the Westchester and Rockland County suburbs north of New York City. The current iteration of the station launched last August following the move of 103.9 WFAS-FM to Bronxville where it targets portions of New York City as Urban AC “Radio 103.9” WNBM.

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