People Moves 5/22: R-Dub Rises To Supreme Commander At Local Media San Diego
Williams has served as Program Director of the two stations since 2011 after previously programming “Hot 92.3” KHHT Los Angeles. With the new deal his title will be changed to Supreme Commander.
Local Media San Diego announces that the company has re-signed XHTZ & XHRM Program Director and Afternoon Personality R Dub! to a new, multi-year deal. R Dub! joined the stations in April of 2011. With the agreement, comes R Dub!’s new title of Supreme Commander (we’re serious), where he will continue to oversee the programming, strategy and branding of the company’s CHR, AC and Urban products.
Gregg Wolfson, Vice President/General Manager of Local Media San Diego, said: “We are extremely excited that RDub! will continue to call Local Media San Diego his home. His ability to deliver relevant and compelling local radio to San Diego is nothing shy of impressive.”
R Dub! said: “Apparently, I’m still foolin’ ‘em! No, seriously, I wake up every single day and pinch myself. I’m not only so fortunate to do radio in the country’s most desirable place to live, but I’m working with a company that truly believes in live, local and dynamic content! From our iconic brands and patented promotions like #EPIC48Hours, to the incredible pool of talent we have in the building—including Morton in the Morning and Jagger and Kristi—I’m so proud to play a small role in this incredible team, that is truly a family.
I’d like to thank VP/General Manager Gregg Wolfson, consultant Tracy Johnson and Director of Operations/Programming Joe Lindsay, for an amazing seven years, and here’s to mucho mas!”
Cumulus AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco/97.7 KFFG Los Altos CA has parted ways with “Acoustic Sunrise” host Rosalie Howarth. Howarth hosted the Sunday morning show since 1992 outside of a few months in 2016 when the station purged most of its airstaff before bringing Howarth back.
Entercom News/Talk 103.1 WILK-FM Avoca/Wilkes-Barre PA has parted ways with late morning host Sue Henry after failing to come to terms on a new contract. Henry told The Citizen’s Voice that she was let go after yesterday’s show.
Entercom AAA 93.1 WXRT Chicago has promoted weekend host Richard Milne after over 30 years with the station. Robert Feder reports that Milne will swap spots with previous 4-8pm host Jason Thomas. Thomas will continue to host The Big Beat on Monday nights as well.
Tribune News/Talk 720 WGN Chicago Director of Sales Jeff Hill is jumping to Cumulus Media Chicago as Vice President of Sales.
Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 30-year Chicago radio sales executive Jeff Hill as Vice President, Sales, for Cumulus Media-Chicago. In the newly created position, Hill will head sales for Cumulus Media’s Alternative Rock station 101 WKQX-FM; 94.7 WLS-FM, Chicago’s Classic Hits station; and Talk Radio station WLS 890 AM.
Hill joins Cumulus from WGN Radio in Chicago, where he was Director of Sales for
eight years, having previously served the station as Local Sales Manager and Interim
General Manager. Prior to that, he was Sales Manager for ABC Radio for eight years
and formerly served as Local Sales Manager for WLS-AM and Local Sales Manager for
CBS Radio’s WCKG.
Hill is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. An Illinois native, he earned a B.S. degree in Radio and Television from the University of Northern Illinois in Carbondale, IL.
Marv Nyren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Chicago, said: “Cumulus Chicago is thrilled to be adding a market veteran like Jeff Hill as our Vice President of Sales. Jeff’s success in Chicago will allow our cluster to continue to build relationships with the ad community and compete at the highest levels of performance.”
“I’m really excited to join the Cumulus Chicago radio group,” said Hill. “I look forward to learning from the team and sharing my experience with the staffs of 101 WKQX, WLS-FM and WLS-AM.”