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Medha Ghandi Joins Elvis Duran Show

iHeartMedia’s Elvis Duran and the Morning Show has announced Medha Gandhi will join the show on September 17 as its new co-host. Gandhi joins the show from iHeart’s “Kiss 108” WXKS-FM Boston where she currently serves as Executive Producer and co-host of Matty in the Morning. She has also served in a similar role for WNCI Columbus’ Dave and Jimmy Show and works as a comedy writer, parody song producer and voicetracker. She is the great-granddaughter of Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi fills the opening created by Bethany Watson’s departure earlier this year. iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America which also has a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced today that Medha Gandhi will join the nationally-syndicated E...[Read More]

Elvis Duran To Be Inducted Into NAB Hall Of Fame

The National Association of Broadcasters will induct Elvis Duran into their Broadcasting Hall of Fame at their Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 9. The longtime “Z100” WHTZ New York and nationally syndicated morning host will be inducted alongside the television game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!. Duran joined WHTZ in 1992 as afternoon host before moving to mornings in 1996 first as a team with Elliot Segal and then as lead host in 1999. The show entered syndication in 2006 to a handful of then Clear Channel stations and then nationally in 2009. Prior to joining WHTZ, Duran worked at “Z93” WZGC Atlanta, 104.1 KRBE Houston, “B93” KBTS-FM Austin, and “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia the latter two of which he also served as Pro...[Read More]

Cara Hahn Named Z100 And WLTW APD/MD

iHeartMedia has promoted Cara Hahn to Assistant Program Director and Music Director for CHR “Z100” WHTZ and AC “106.7 Lite-FM” WLTW New York. Hahn has served as a programming coordinator and Community Affairs Coordinator at iHeartMedia New York since graduating from Seton Hall University in 2014. She also programmed Seton Hall’s Rock 89.5 WSOU South Orange NJ while in school. At WLTW she succeeds Jill Kempton, who was promoted to Program Director of 97.1 WASH Washington DC today. WHTZ has not had an APD/MD since Mike Jagger moved to “Kiss 95.7” WKSS Hartford and “KC 101” 101.3 WKCI New Haven CT as PD in October 2016. iHeartMedia New York today announced that Cara Hahn has been promoted to Assistant Program Director/Music Director for Z1...[Read More]

Elvis Duran Signs Five Year Extension With iHeartMedia

Elvis Duran’s over 20 year run in mornings at iHeartMedia CHR “Z100” WHTZ Newark/New York and since 2009 in national syndication will continue. Duran has signed a five year extension with iHeartMedia to remain in place until 2022. As part of his new deal, Duran will partner on joint ventures and events with the company. iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with nationally syndicated radio and digital personality Elvis Duran to renew his relationship with the company. Under the new five-year agreement, Duran will continue his current role as host of the top rated “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” on WHTZ, New York’s Z100, which is also ...[Read More]

Brady Joins Z100 For Late Nights

iHeartMedia CHR “Z100” WHTZ Newark NJ/New York has named Joe ‘Brady’ Blum as late night host and music coordinator. Brady joins Z100 from sister CHR “Power 93.3” KPWX Seattle where he has been hosting nights since the station’s launch earlier this year along with the usual iHeart voicetracking for other markets. He has also worked for Alpha Media’s “Live 95.5” KBFF Portland and Artistic Media Partners’ “Z96.5 WAZY Lafayette IN. He will debut in New York on Monday, January 9 in the 10pm-2am slot. iHeartMedia New York today announced that popular Seattle radio personality Brady has been named the Late Night Host and Music Coordinator for Z100, New York’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, effective January 9, 2017. Brady’s show wi...[Read More]

Jagger Joins WKSS/WKCI As PD

Jagger is leaving his dual roles at iHeartMedia New York to move to sister CHRs “Kiss 95.7” WKSS Hartford-Meridan and “KC 101” 101.3 WKCI New Haven CT as Program Director. Jagger currently serves as Music Director at CHR “Z100” WHTZ and night host at Rhythmic Hot AC 103.5 WKTU. This marks a return to WKCI as he previously served as MD/afternoon host at the station until joining WKTU in 2006. He has also worked at WHOT Youngstown, WYOK Mobile, WNOU Indianapolis, KZHT Salt Lake City and others during his career. He also hosts the syndicated Weekend Throwdown with Jagger. He succeeds Zac Davis, who was promoted to VP/Programming for iHeartMedia’s Richmond VA cluster last month. iHeartMedia Connecticut has announced that Jagger has been named Program D...[Read More]

WTOP Reclaims #1 Biller Status For 2015

A year after being knocked off their perch by iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles, Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington DC has reclaimed the spot as the nation’s top billing radio station in BIA/Kelsey’s annual report. WTOP and its suburban simulcasters had its revenue rise from $63.5 million in 2014 to $65 million in 2015 to regain the lead, while continuing to be the only station outside of the top three markets to appear in the top 10 list. WTOP has now been the top billing station for five out of the past six years. KIIS-FM’s slight drop from $65.9 million to $64.7 million placed it second, while iHeart CHR sister “Z100” WHTZ New York placed third at $48.4 million. Sports helped two of the biggest gainers as CBS’ WFAN New York rose from seventh t...[Read More]

Mo’ Bounce Moves To Afternoons At Z100

Following the departure of JJ Kincaid to mornings at “95.7 The Party” KPTT Denver, iHeartMedia has looked in-house to fill their vacant afternoon slot at CHR “Z100” WHTZ New York. Brooklyn native Mo’ Bounce will move up from the 6-10pm slot to take over the afternoon show. Bounce has been with Z100 since September 2009 when he joined the station from CBS’ “Hot 95.7” KKHH Houston. He is also currently heard daily on iHeartMedia and Nickelodeon’s “Nick Radio“. “MoBounce is one of the premiere on air talents in the country,” said Mark Medina, Program Director, Z100. “His contributions over the past several years have helped solidify Z100 as a world class brand and we¹re thrilled to have him driving home New Yo...[Read More]

JJ Kincaid Headed To Mornings In Denver

“Z100” New York afternoon host JJ Kincaid is moving to Denver to take mornings at sister CHR “95.7 The Party” KPTT. JJ has hosted afternoons at Z100 since 2006 after runs at KDWB Minneapolis and KHKS Dallas. He will begin in Denver in August replacing Chino, who had been voicetracking the shift in addition to his primary slot in afternoons at “Wild 94.9” KYLD San Francisco. In addition to Z100, JJ is currently heard via iHeart’s Premium Choice on CHR’s across the nation. In a release JJ stated, “I can’t even express how excited I am to join 95.7 The Party. We’re putting together a team that will be exciting and engaging for morning listeners. This has been months in the making and I can’t thank the fine people I work for at iHeartMedia enough...[Read More]

Sharon Dastur Moves Up To National Programming; Mark Medina Named Z100 PD

Sharon Dastur, Program Director of iHeartMedia CHR “Z100” WHTZ Newark/New York and Nick Radio a partnership of iHeart and Nickelodeon, is moving up the corporate ladder as Senior Vice President of Programming Integration. Dastur has been with WHTZ since 1996 and Program Director since 2006. In her new position she “will create cutting-edge programs that leverage the company’s assets for brands and partners and will assist with the program execution with artist, managers and labels. In this role, she will develop cross promotion partnerships between label groups and agencies, and in addition she will work with in-market programmers, lending her knowledge and ability to help refine current programs and initiatives. She will also work together with the Artist Relations...[Read More]

Looking Back At Scott Shannon’s Impact & Legacy

It’s Time To Wake Up… [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/133573535″ params=”color=0066cc&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] With those words Michael Scott Shannon changed the course of radio, not just in New York but throughout the world. As Z100 charged “from worst to first” led by Shannon as not only their Program Director but leader of the “Z Morning Zoo”, it changed the shape of Top 40 and Morning Radio forever. Outside of perhaps Howard Stern, no person did more to change the tone of a daypart. After already a long career in Top 40 at stations like WABB Mobile, WMAK Nashville, and WQXI Atlanta it wo...[Read More]

SiriusXM Adjusting Lineup: Z100/KIIS-FM Come To Sirius

SiriusXM will make some adjustments to its channel lineup on Friday, October 18. Most of the changes are related to the XM channels programmed by Clear Channel dating back to the launch of the service in 2001. Nine of the eleven Clear Channel produced channels will depart the service: WLTW New York (Ch. 13), WSIX Nashville (Ch. 57), WGCI Chicago (Ch. 241), Sixx Sense (Ch. 242), Extreme Talk (Ch. 243), America’s Talk (Ch. 244), Reach MD (Ch. 245), Talk Radio (Ch. 246), and Fox Sports Radio (Ch. 247). For the channels that were not already available on IHeartRadio such as ReachMD and Extreme Talk, Clear Channel has added those channels to its streaming service. The other two of the CC programmed channels, simulcasts of CHR’s WHTZ New York (Ch. 11) and KIIS-FM Los Angeles (Ch. 12)...[Read More]

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