People Moves 5/11: Morning Show Out At Northshore 104.9

North Shore 104.9 WBOQWestport Broadcasting AC “Northshore 104.9” WBOQ Gloucester MA has parted ways with morning hosts Dana Hersey and Kevin ‘Mugs’ McGonagle reports Patch.com. Hersey is a longtime personality in the Boston market best known as host of “The Movie Loft” on WSBK-TV.


Sam Hill is stepping down as midday host at Entercom Hot AC “Alice 105.9” KALC Denver to focus on her duties as Program Director of Classic Rock “99.5 The Mountain” KQMT and as Music Director of KALC. Entercom is taking applications for the midday opening here.


Dispatch Broadcasting Sports “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM Columbus OH has hired Beau Bishop and James Laurinaitis as its new 10am-12pm hosts. Bishop previously worked at the station and sister WBNS-TV from 2007-2015 before moving to Entercom’s “92.3 The Fan” WKRK-FM Cleveland. Laurinaitis played in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams and New Orleans Saints from 2009-2016 after playing collegiately at Ohio State University. He also works as an analyst for Big Ten Network.


IHeartMedia Sports “Orange & Blue 760” KDSP Denver has appointed Michael Coover as Executive Producer.

Coover will produce multiple dayparts and oversee the station’s digital presence while reporting to Program Director Tim Spence. He spent 15 years at Fox Sports Radio as a producer before spending time as Executive Producer of the afternoon show at Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Denver and most recently served as a talent booker for Envision Radio.

iHeartMedia Denver announced today that Michael Coover has been named Executive Producer for Orange & Blue 760 – All Broncos, All The Time – effective immediately. iHeartMedia Denver has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than nine stations comprised of music, talk and news formats.

iHeartMedia has massive consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Executive Producer to Orange & Blue 760, Coover will be responsible for producing multiple dayparts, handling the station’s digital footprint and elevating Orange & Blue 760 as the station enters its second year. He will report to Tim Spence, Program Director for Orange & Blue 760 (KDSP) and KHOW.

“Michael’s knowledge of Denver and its competitive ratings battles, his experience on a national level and his overall relationship with players and coaches makes him an ideal candidate for Orange & Blue 760,” said Tim Spence, Orange & Blue 760 Program Director.
Coover spent 15 years at Fox Sports Radio as Executive Producer before moving to The Fan (KKFN) in Denver as Executive Producer for The Drive with Big Al and D Mac. He most recently served as Executive Talent Booker for Envision Radio in New York.

“I am very excited to be joining the Orange & Blue 760 family,” says Coover. “It will be an honor to be part of iHeartMedia Denver. I look forward to working with the team and taking the station to the next level.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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