People Moves 6/22

105.9 Kiss-FM KKSW Lawrence Kansas CityGreat Plains Media CHR “105.9 Kiss-FM” KKSW Lawrence KS has added Joshua James as 10am-3pm midday host. James previously spent five years at Steel City Media Country “Q104” 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City including time in afternoons.

KKSW 105.9 KISS, the #1 hit music station in NE Kansas, welcomes new midday host Joshua James to the on-air lineup. Joshua James has worked in the Kansas City market since 2006.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joshua James to the 105.9 KISS family,” says Beth Cruise, Program Director of KKSW. “His enthusiasm and love for the community will be a perfect fit with our long term relationship with the University of Kansas Jayhawks and our listeners in Topeka and the Western suburbs of Kansas City.”

“I am excited to join the family environment here at 105.9 KISS. I am so thankful for the management believing in me and giving me the opportunity to do what I love close to family in Kansas City.” says Joshua James “Cheers to new opportunities and a lot of fun!”

You can catch Joshua James on 105.9 KISS, Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm.


Mat Bates has exited his position as Program Director of Cumulus Media AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco/97.7 KFFG Los Altos CA after just ten months. The former ‘Mat Diablo’ previously programmed Alternative “91X” XETRA-FM San Diego, “100.3 The X” KQXR Boise, and 100.9 KRZQ Reno


Another Cumulus programmer exiting is Jay Michaels. Michaels programmed CHR “Energy 93.9” WYRG and Classic Hits 104.5 WJJK Indianapolis after joining the company in July 2012. He oversaw 93.9’s rise a 1.7 share to leading the Indianapolis market with a 7.7 share in its first full ratings period after flipping from CHR to Classic Hip-Hop in December 2014. Three years later the station returned to CHR.


Sunny 103.7″ WILT Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington NC after five years with the station for an un-yet announced OM/PD position in Raleigh. Edwards has previously worked at WDCG Raleigh, WKSE Buffalo, WMGS Wilkes-Barre, KZQZ San Francisco, WLNK Charlotte, and WWZZ/WWVZ Washington DC during his career.


JVC Media has added Lisa Kitchener as General Sales Manager for its Orlando FL stations.

Kitchener previously served as National Sales Manager and General Sales Manager for Clear Channel Fort Myers from 1994-2008 and General Sales Manager for Clear Channel Orlando from 2013-2017. She has also worked as VP/Affiliate Sales for Triton Media and Sales Marketing Manager for Flagler Broadcasting.

JVC Media of Florida, one of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters in the country, announces the addition of Sales veteran Lisa Kitchener for General Sales Manager duties at JVC Media’s Orlando cluster including 103.1 The Wolf (WOTW – Country) and Bud 94.1 (WOTW-HD2/W231CT – Mainstream Rock).

Kitchener, with 25 years of Sales Management under her belt including successful ventures at iHeartMedia Orlando and Triton Digital, brings a wealth of knowledge and strong community business ties to JVC Orlando. Kitchener says “I am beyond excited to join the talented team at 103.1 The Wolf and Bud 94.1. I’m ready to pound the pavement with our great sellers and show our community and business leaders that JVC’s brand of LOCAL and FUN radio is the single greatest medium to reach the largest portion of consumers.” She continues, “Thanks to John Caracciolo, Shane Reeve, and Chris Ganoudis for giving me the chance to join this great company.”

JVC Orlando General Manager Chris Ganoudis adds, “Lisa is a huge addition to our stellar staff in Orlando. 103.1 The Wolf was voted 2017’s Best Local Radio Station by Orlando Business Journal readers, and with the recent addition of Bud 94.1, Lisa will have two very popular radio stations with strong programming, promotions, and events to showcase to Metro Orlando’s business leaders.” Ganoudis finishes, “Lisa’s enthusiasm, relationships, ideas, and leadership will propel JVC Orlando to the greatest heights.”

JVC’s Executive Vice President Shane Reeve says, “I am extremely proud of the success we have seen at JVC Orlando over the past three years. With the addition of Lisa Kitchener, JVC is better equipped to do what we do best… super-serve our clients, listeners, and communities with great promotions, events, music, and FUN!

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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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