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John DeBella Reaches Settlement In Sexual Harassment Case

Beasley Media Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia morning host John DeBella has reached a settlement with former co-host Jennifer ‘Jen Posner’ Neill over her lawsuit alleging sexual harassment. Neill sued DeBella, Beasley, and iHeartMedia’s TTWN Media in February stating she was subjected to conduct including DeBella coming up behind her at the printer and pressing up against her so that his genitals were pushing into her backside (with the then Greater Media Human Resources Director throwing up her hands and stating “I don’t see anything”), grabbing her breast on more than one occasion, demanding blow jobs from her on multiple occasions, and repeated sexist comments. Neill filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission in September ...[Read More]

Ray Koob Exits WMGK Philadelphia

Beasley Media Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia has parted ways with night host Ray Koob. Koob had worked at the station since 2002 after stints at 93.3 WMMR and 94.1 WYSP in the market and created and hosted the syndicated show “Rockers”. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer that his position was eliminated on Monday. Thank you all for 16 years of incredible fun on the radio! Man, we had some fun… Posted by Ray Koob "In The Nighttime" on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joe Bell Named Beasley Philadelphia Market Manager

Joe Bell is returning to Beasley Media as Market Manager for the company’s Philadelphia operations. Bell ran Beasley Miami from 1999 through the sale of its cluster to CBS in 2014. He exited CBS in July 2015 and later joined Brewer Media Chattanooga in the same role. Prior to coming to Miami, Bell served as GM of 680 WPTF Raleigh. Bell will oversee a cluster that includes Rock 93.3 WMMR, Variety Hits “95.7 Ben-FM” WBEN-FM, Sports “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN, Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK, Sports 610 WTEL, Christian 800 WTMR, and Brokered Talk 860 WWDB. Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has announced the company has hired Joe Bell as Market Manager of Beasley’s Philadelphia Market. “It’s tremendously exciting to ...[Read More]

What’s Going On At Greater Media?

A series of reports this week have come out surrounding Greater Media and its operations. Tom Taylor Now reported last Thursday on talk that the company is seeking to sell News/Talk 1110 WBT/99.3 WBT-FM and Hot AC “107.9 The Link” WLNK Charlotte NC stations and that Beasley may be interested. Taylor followed up this morning with a report that Greater Media has had some of its properties on the trading block for at least a year. DetroitSportsRag.com discusses rumors of a flip potentially coming to “Detroit Sports 105.1” WMGC. DSR states that the station has made no intent to fill the Program Director vacancy open since Dave Shore exited. Current afternoon host Lindsey Hunter is departing to become assistant basketball coach at University of Buffalo and according to D...[Read More]