People Moves 6/5: Tony Paige Retires From WFAN
Longtime overnight host Tony Paige announced that he will retire from Entercom Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York on September 14. Paige has hosted four overnights per week at WFAN since 2003 after previously serving as a weekend/fill-in host at the station from 1995-2000. He is former President of the Boxing Writers Association of America and has covered that sport for multiple print and television outlets.
Entercom Sports 610 KILT Houston has cut ties with morning co-host Paul Gallant. Gallant joined the station in 2011 out of college as a weekend host before moving up to nights and then as part of the morning show with Mike Meltser and Seth Payne in May 2018. The Houston Chronicle reports that Gallant will continue to be part of “Just Saying” on KUBE-TV in Houston.
Country Aircheck reports that Scott ‘Frogman’ Ward has exited Entercom Country “K-Frog” 95.1 KFRG Riverside/92.9 KXFG Menifee CA after 24 years at the station. Ward joined KFRG in 1995, rose to Music Director in 2010 and Program Director in 2017. He then moved from mornings to afternoons last December.
JD Garfield is returning to Impact Radio Group Boise to program Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD and Rock “99.1 I-Rock” K256CZ/KQBL-HD2. Garfield previously programmed KWYD until leaving to join Alpha Media Louisville in May 2017. He announced his departure from that position last month. Garfield has also programmed in Springfield MO and Madison WI during his career.
Stacy ‘Carolina’ Wheeler has exited as OM of Adams Radio Group’s Salisbury MD cluster. Wheeler also served as PD of Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH and Classic Rock “Big 107.7” WGBG in addition to holding airshifts on both stations. Wheeler joined Adams Salisbury in 2017 after previously working at their Las Cruces NM cluster.
Also in the Salisbury/Ocean City market, Voice Radio Network Rhythmic CHR “Power 101.7” WZEB Ocean View DE has announced it has revamped its weekday on-air lineup. Jessica Martinez rejoins the station’s morning show alongside Program Director Bill Baker. Music Director/Mix Show Coordinator ‘DJ Rated R’ moves from nights to 3-8pm, with weekender Dee-Lite moving to 8pm-12am on Mondays through Thursdays. The station has also added Cory ‘DJ Str8Up’ Satchell for mixshow duties on the morning and evening shows.
Stephens Media Group has appointed Summer Kirkland as Senior Vice President of Radio & Digital Sales. Kirkland joins Stephens from Capital One Bank where she served as a Market Vice President.
Cox Media Group has promoted Katelin Tinley to Director of Sales for its Long Island cluster. Tinley started at Cox Long Island in 2005. After a few years at ESPN New York she returned in 2009 as Local Sales Manager and was promoted to General Sales Manager in 2013.
Cox Media Group (CMG) Long Island proudly promotes Katelin Tinley to director of sales, effective immediately. Tinley will utilize her decade of sales management experience to oversee sales operations for Long Island’s radio brands, including WBAB-FM, WBLI-FM, and its digital media platform, Local Solutions.
“Katelin’s strategic planning, creativity and passion for building and maintaining relationships makes her the ideal director of sales for our market,” says John Shea, vice president and general manager of CMG Long Island. “She is well-respected as an innovative marketer and is a strong, supportive leader that drives results for our customers.”
Tinley started her career with CMG in 2005 as an account executive for WBLI-FM. She spent a few years with ESPN-FM before returning to CMG Long Island in 2009 as a local sales manager. In 2013, she was promoted to general sales manager, where she successfully contributed to WBAB and WBLI’s growing market share.
“It is truly an honor to work every day with our amazing team and products at WBAB, BLI and Cox Local Solutions,” says Tinley. “I couldn’t be more excited to take on this new role and build upon the success that our winning team has created at CMG Long Island!”
Marty Manning will retire from iHeartMedia AC “99.9 KEZ” KESZ Phoenix on June 21. Manning has served as Creative Director at the station since 1985 and also hosted the weekend “Valley Views” public affairs program.
After an impressive 50-year radio career, Marty Manning is putting down the mic. Manning got his start in radio in 1969 at KCAC 1010-AM voicing commercials and working as a part-time on-air host. His career has taken him from Arizona to Texas, California, Ohio and eventually back to Phoenix, Arizona in 1985 when he became the Creative Director for 99.9. Manning has been the “Man on the Street” for 99.9 for over 30 years and has become an advocate for the local community. Manning hosted and produced the Valley Views public affairs program where he has done approximately 750 interviews with local organizations. In addition, Manning has hosted and participated in countless community events and programs including 99.9 KEZ’s Excellence In Education program which he has piloted for 14 years recognizing Arizona’s educators. Manning’s last day on air will be June 21st, 2019.
“Marty’s contributions over the years will benefit 99.9 KEZ and the community for many years to come. Marty’s talent, devotion and community focus have been exemplary,” said Paul Kelley, Program Director of 99.9 KEZ. “I want to thank Marty for all he’s done for the development and progress of 99.9 KEZ over the years.”
“Marty and I started at the radio station within 8 months of each other and have been friends and colleagues ever since.” said morning show host Beth McDonald “It’s hard to fathom coming in and not having him here, but his retirement is well deserved! He’s one of the smartest and kindest people I know. I consider Marty to be the conscience of the radio station. He makes us want to be better. And I feel that I am just for having known him. I’ll miss him.”
“Marty Manning is a pro who has built his career here at KEZ and is among the best of the best. Always giving 100% of himself to the KEZ brand, audience and especially all the people he worked with inside and outside of the building. I also want to thank Marty for his commitment to giving back to our community over the years. I am sure we will see him continue those good works well into his retirement years.” added Linda Little, President, iHeartMedia Phoenix.