After exiting his position as Regional Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Michigan and PD of Hot AC “Mix 95.7” WLHT and AC “100.5 The River” WTRV Grand Rapids earlier this week, Tom Cook is joining Entercom as Director of Music Programming for its Baltimore cluster. Cook will oversee AC “Today’s 101.9” WLIF and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WWMX. Before joining Townsquare Grand Rapids in 2011, Cook previously held programming positions in Madison, Philadelphia, Toledo, and Wichita. He fills the opening created by Dave Labrozzi’s move to Cumulus Hot AC 95.5 WPlJ New York last month. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the appointment of Tom Cook to the role of Director of Music Programming in Bal...[Read More]
Entercom Baltimore VP/Programming David LaBrozzi is joining Cumulus Media Hot AC 95.5 WPLJ New York as Program Director. LaBrozzi has overseen the former CBS Radio cluster in Baltimore since 2004 including AC “Today’s 101.9” WLIF and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WWMX. He previously served as VP/Programming for Clear Channel Pittsburgh and programmed in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Nashville. He fills the opening created by Rick Gillette’s exit in January. Cumulus Media announces that it has named David LaBrozzi as Program Director for 95.5 PLJ in New York. LaBrozzi joins Cumulus Media from Entercom-Baltimore, where he was Vice President, Programming, for the company’s four-station cluster for 14 years. Prior to that, he was Regional Vice President of Programmi...[Read More]
CBS Radio has promoted Baltimore VP/Director of Sales Tracy Brandys to Senior Vice President/Market Manager for the company’s four station cluster of AC “Today’s 101.9” WLIF, Sports “105.7 The Fan” WJZ-FM, Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WWMX, and Sports “CBS Sports Radio 1300” WJZ. Brandys succeeds Bob Phillips, who recently transferred to CBS Radio’s corporate offices in New York as Chief Revenue Officer. Brandys has been with CBS Baltimore since 1996 coming to the company as part of its acquisition of Summit Broadcasting’s 102.7 WXYV and 600 WCAO. She has also served as General Sales Manager of WWMX. CBS RADIO has elevated Tracy Brandys to Senior Vice President, Market Manager and Director of Sales for its Baltimore market, effe...[Read More]
CBS Radio has promoted Baltimore market manager and SVP/Sales Bob Phillips to the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer. Phillips will be based in New York and be responsible for leading all aspects of revenue generation for the company at the corporate, regional, and local levels. Phillips has spent most of his career in Baltimore working for United Broadcasting, Sconnix Broadcasting, and American Radio Systems into its acquisition by CBS where he rose to GSM and then GM of Oldies 105.7 WQSR before being named Market Manager for the cluster in 2000. He added the corporate duties of Senior Vice President/Director of Sales in July 2015. CBS RADIO has named Bob Philips Chief Revenue Officer, effective immediately. In this newly created leadership position, Philips will be responsible f...[Read More]
The evolution of the AC format nationwide continues with yet another station ditching its heritage brand in its quest to refresh its identity for a new generation of listeners. The recipient today of a new brand was CBS’ “101.9 Lite-FM” WLIF Baltimore which is now “Today’s 101.9“. WLIF had been phasing in the new identity for a few months now attached to the Lite moniker, which has now been retired. WLIF follows fellow CBS AC’s in Cleveland, Dallas, and St. Louis that have rebranded over the past few years.
The start of the new calendar year is one of the busiest times of the year for format changes. Between December 21, 2012 and January 8, 2013 we logged 58 format changes and this year is already shaping up to be busy. Changes That Have Taken Place 1/6: Variety Hits “98.7 The Peak” KPKX Phoenix flips to Sports simulcasting “Arizona Sports 620” KTAR 1/6: “Rock 92.3” WRKN New Orleans flips to Country “Nash-FM 92.3” 1/6: 95.7 WXDJ Miami relaunches as Spanish Hot AC “I95” following move of previous format to 106.7. 1/6: Liberal Talk 1600 WWRL New York flips to Regional Mexican “La Invasora” 1/6: 1290 WPCF/93.9 W227CE Panama City flip to Dance “93.9 Play-FM“. 1/3: Soft AC/Oldies “1320/1450 The Dove” WD...[Read More]