A lineup shakeup is taking place at Entercom Sports “670 The Score” WSCR Chicago.
Robert Feder reports that Jared Goff is out as afternoon co-host with Dan McNeil likely to return to a fulltime position at the station for the first time since exiting middays in 2014. McNeil returned to WSCR in January to host a Sunday morning show after co-hosting mornings on Hubbard Classic Rock “97.1 The Drive” WDRV in 2015-16.
The Chicago Tribune adds that McNeil is likely to be paired in afternoons with Danny Parkins, who joined WSCR as midday co-host in January 2017. Current afternoon co-host Dan Bernstein will move to the midday slot with a partner to be named. It is expected than current midday co-host Matt Spiegel will also be exiting the station.
I have nothing disparaging to say about anyone at The Score. There are some that I view as family and I wish nothing but the best for the them. The station will be made great again. I'm very proud of the work we did. Looking forward to what's next.
— Say Bruh Metrics (@Jason1Goff) March 13, 2018
Deke Bellavia is out as co-host of “Sports Talk with Bobby Hebert” on Entercom News/Talk 870 WWL/105.3 WWL-FM New Orleans. Bellavia had served as on-air partner to the former New Orleans Saints Quarterback on the 4-8pm show and Saints pre and post-game shows.
Futuri Media has announced the addition of three new hires. Michael ‘Shark’ Sharkey, most recently co-operator of streaming station Satori and former Cox Media Group Rock Format Leader and PD of Alternative “97X” WSUN-FM and Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT Tampa joins the company as a Product Manager. Former Mid-West Family Broadcasting South Bend Market Manager Jim Roberts and Nielsen Audio Director of Client Solutions Jim Tarantine both join Futuri as National Account Managers.
Futuri Media, a global leader in SaaS technology designed to drive audience and revenue growth for broadcasters, today announced several key additions to its fast-growing team.
Michael Sharkey joins as Product Manager, #engage and Futuri Mobile. Sharkey, known to many in the industry as “Shark,” has more than 25 years experience in programming and brand management positions for radio broadcasters, including 14 years at Cox Media Group. There, he was Rock Format Leader and Program Director/Brand Manager for Tampa Bay’s 97X (WSUN) and 102.5 The Bone (WHPT). Sharkey also has co-founded and advised for multiple technology startups designed to drive audio consumption and audience engagement. At Futuri, he’ll lead the product teams for #engage, the interactive broadcasting platform designed to drive tune-in occasions using social media, and Futuri Mobile, which develops highly-customized and engaging mobile apps.
Jim Roberts joins as National Account Manager. Roberts joins Futuri Media from Mid-West Family Broadcasting, where he spent more than 20 years in Sales and Programming executive positions with their South Bend stations. Roberts has extensive experience on both the content and sales side of the broadcasting business. A graduate of the NAB’s Broadcast Leadership Training program, Roberts has extensive experience managing converged media and a track record of proven success in driving ratings and revenue growth.
Jim Tarantine joins as National Account Manager. Tarantine joins Futuri Media from Nielsen Audio, where he spent more than 12 years, most recently as Director, Client Solutions, leading key initiatives including TV/audio integration, digital audio measurement, audio enhancements, and media analytics offerings. Driven by a desire to help his clients win, Tarantine has worked across Sales, Programming, and Corporate divisions to help them meet and exceed revenue and audience goals. Over the last six years, he was exclusively dedicated to the success of CBS Radio.
“Futuri’s fast-growing team builds solutions to deliver the ROI our media industry partners require: audience engagement, ratings, and revenue,” said Daniel Anstandig, Futuri Media CEO. “Collaborating with local managers and corporate leaders to help them develop the future of our industry is the most important and rewarding part of our mission.”