People Moves 8/3: Mel To FM 101.9 Orlando

FM 101.9 Alt Orlando WQMP Daytona BeachMelissa ‘Mel’ Sorrentino is heading up Florida’s Turnpike from Entercom Alternative “104.3 The Shark” WSFS Miami to “FM 101.9” WQMP Daytona Beach/Orlando as Music Director and midday host.

Sorrentino has worked as Music Coordinator at WSFS since 2015 and previously served as Promotions Director for CBS Radio West Palm Beach.


Perry Stone, who quietly exited his position as Operations Manager of Saga Communications Charlottesville VA and afternoon host at Classic Rock “3WV” 97.5 WWWV this spring, has joined Mid-West Family Broadcasting as OM for News/Talk 970 WMAY/94.7 W234CC and Rock 97.7 WQLZ. He will also host afternoons at WQLZ.


Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson is exiting his position as afternoon co-host at Entercom Sports 610 KILT Houston to return to the Boston area to be closer to his children. Sean Pendergast and Rich Lord will continue hosting the afternoon show with a rotating group of guests.


Rockcastle Media Networks has announced that MP Media Classic Country “105.1 The Wolf” WVWF Waverly TN has added their Wilhite & Wall Show for nights.

“We’re thrilled to have 105.1 The Wolf as part of the family, and prove just how well this show performs in any daypart,” says Rockcastle Media Networks President/CEO Will Sterrett. “Wilhite & Wall was designed as a Country morning show, but Classic Rock and Classic Hits stations are also now making the most of the ability to keep their own clocks, imaging, and music mix while adding in our award-winning content on a 100% self-contained barter basis.”

“Wilhite & Wall” are 2x CMA Personalities of the Year and continue to grow ratings and revenue for stations from Kansas to Florida, and beyond.


iHeartMedia Minneapolis has appointed Michelle ‘Mickey’ Moore as Vice President of Sales effective August 13.

Moore previously served as GSM of CHR 101.3 KDWB from 1994-2001 and most recently served as a Client Partner at Franklin Covey.

iHeartMedia Minneapolis announced today that Michelle “Mickey” Moore has been named Vice President of Sales effective August 13. iHeartMedia Minneapolis has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing nine stations comprised of music, sports talk, and news talk formats as well as franchise partnerships with the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL, the Minnesota Wild of the NHL and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Football, Basketball and Hockey.

iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. As Vice President of Sales, Moore will be responsible for market revenue growth and will lead a team of account executives in business development strategies and account services for customers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. She will report to Greg Alexander, Region Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia’s Western Great Lakes Region.

“We are pleased to have such a respected, seasoned leader like Mickey join iHeartMedia Minneapolis,” said Alexander. “Her wealth of industry experience and her ability to blend creativity and sales strategy will benefit both our sales team and our clients.”

Moore joins iHeartMedia Minneapolis from Franklin Covey, where she served as a Client Partner. She previously worked at iHeartMedia as the General Sales Manager for KDWB-FM from 1994 to 2001. Moore’s sales background also includes American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio, where her positions included Managing Director of Inclusion and Community Impact, Senior Director of Organization Development and Senior Director of Underwriting Sales. Moore is a graduate of St. Mary’s University, the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota.

“I am truly thrilled to join this amazing team at iHeartMedia Minneapolis,” said Moore. “It’s a great culture and I’m excited to work with many friends and clients in the Minneapolis community. I grew up in the industry and coming to iHeartMedia will be like coming home again.”

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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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