People Moves 9/9: Chris Daniel, Neil Larrimore, and Becca Lynn Exit Cumulus
Afternoon host Chris Daniel has resigned from Cumulus Media News/Talk 580 KMJ/105.9 KMJ-FM Fresno after a decade at the station.
Daniel previously spent fifteen years at Rock 103.7 KRZR Fresno from 1989-2004 and spent time at “105.9 The Edge” KKDG Fresno and “106.9 Free-FM” KIFR San Francisco before joining KMJ. In a letter to his listeners, Daniel, the son of New York legend ‘Dandy Dan’ Daniel, explains he’s been considering leaving for awhile and wants to explore things outside of radio.
Producer/co-host Philip Teresi will replace Daniel in the 2-6pm slot at KMJ.
Neil Larrimore exits as Program Director of News/Talk 630 WPRO Providence/99.7 WEAN-FM Wakefield-Peacedale and 790 WPRV Providence RI. Larrimore joined the pair in October 2017 after programming iHeartMedia’s Talk and Sports stations in Phoenix and Tucson AZ and Entercom’s 980 KMBZ Kansas City.
Former iHeartMedia Miami SVP/Programming Alex Tear joins SiriusXM/Pandora as Vice President of Music Curation & Programming. In a memo to staffers, Tear’s position was described as “Alex will be responsible for partnering with the programming teams to further build Pandora’s listener base and maximize music assets across both the Pandora and SiriusXM platforms. More specifically, he will work closely with Pandora’s music genre leaders on refining top curated stations and playlists, and further defining strategy and execution of mood and activity programming along with new artist development.” Tear exited iHeartMedia in January after nearly a decade in the Miami market. He has also programmed for Clear Channel Pittsburgh and ABC Radio Detroit.
Ashley King has exited as APD/MD/midday host at iHeartMedia Country “KSSN 96” 95.7 KSSN Little Rock AR after three and a half years to focus on her TV hosting duties at KTHV-TV. King previously spent time in mornings and afternoons at Classic Rock “94.1 The Point” KKPT Little Rock.
iHeart is seeking a successor for her on-air position here.
Spanish Broadcasting System has promoted Eduardo Maytorena to Local Sales Manager in Los Angeles. He joined SBS last year as Senior Account Executive after serving as Creative Sales Director for Grupo Radio Centro’s 93.9 KXOS and Hoy Newspaper.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (“SBS”) (OTCQX: SBSAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Eduardo Maytorena as Local Sales Manager of the Los Angeles market, KLAX-FM – 97.9FM La Raza and KXOL-FM Mega 96.3FM.
Mr. Maytorena will lead the Company’s LA-based sales teams across Radio, Digital and Experiential Marketing. In this role, Mr. Maytorena will work closely with clients in the greater Los Angeles area to help them engage our audience and implement effective advertising and sales strategies to meet evolving market trends. Mr. Maytorena will continue to be based in Los Angeles and will report to Rachel Elster, SVP Sales West & Alessandra Alarcon, President of SBS Entertainment/LA.
Most recently, Eduardo served as Senior Account Executive leading advertising sales in Los Angeles for SBS since May 2018. Previously, he served as a Partner for Mezcalifornian Films as Co-Writer, Director and Producer of independent feature films. From 2010 to 2018 he served as Creative Sales Director of Radio Centro 93.9FM, as well as the Creative Sales & Marketing Director of Hoy Newspaper. Mr. Maytorena is an accomplished executive with 15 years of media experience. Exceptional work ethic, combined with relentless desire to win, has fueled consistent gains in revenue, profit and market share throughout his career.
“Eduardo is the consummate ad sales executive and one of the most driven and creative leaders on our Sales team in Los Angeles. He’s a professional of the business who comes to the role with passion and deep experience that will elevate how we serve our clients in the area. Los Angeles is a highly competitive market and Eduardo is the kind of Sales leader our team needs to meet the rapidly changing advertising landscape,” said Albert Rodriguez, COO of SBS. “His understanding of our diverse audience will ensure we continue to push barriers while delivering strategic results to make a lasting difference with our clients.”
“I am beyond excited for this opportunity and look to continue using my experience and relentless drive to grow shares while working alongside the great team and family that we have at SBS LA,” stated Eduardo Maytorena.
Eduardo’s vision for the radio industry has been honed and cultivated over a decade of hands-on radio broadcasting experience plus a vast knowledge of effective sales and management philosophies across media platforms.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from California State University Los Angeles. Eduardo has been recognized on several occasions by international and local film festivals for his independent films.
Cumulus Media has openings for a midday host/administrative assistant at Rhythmic CHR “Peoria’s 92.3” WZPW Peoria IL, on-air host a Country 101.1 KRMD-FM Shreveport, and midday host at “Rock 101” KKGB Lake Charles LA.