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People Moves 2/9: Max Media Makes Management Change In Norfolk

Max Media has promoted Director of Sales Keith Barton to Vice President/General Manager for its five station cluster in Norfolk/Virginia Beach replacing the exiting Dave Paulus. Barton has been with the company since 1998 and Director of Sales since 2011. Paulus had overseen the cluster since 2011 and previously spent a decade as Market Manager at Saga Communications’ Norfolk cluster. Keith has worked at these stations for 20 years,” says Max Media President/COO John Trinder. “His contributions as Director of Sales for the last seven years are an indicator of the great things that we can expect from him as General Manager.” Max Media owns Classic Hits “92.9 The Wave” WVBW, Sports “ESPN Radio 94.1” WVSP, Country “97.3 The Eagle” WG...[Read More]

Midwest Communications Acquires South Central

Update 6/2: Midwest is paying $72 million for the nine South Central stations. Original Report 5/28: Midwest Communications is expanding to the South Central as it acquires South Central Communication’s 9 stations in three markets for an undisclosed price. As first reported this morning by Tom Taylor Now, the deal comes following the collapse of a long expected purchase of South Central’s stations by Summit Media. The purchase will expand Midwest beyond its existing footprint into Evansville, Knoxville, and Nashville. Joining Midwest are the following stations: Evansville: Country “93.5 The Wolf” WLFW, CHR “Hot 96” WSTO, AC 104.1 WIKY, and Classic Rock 107.5 WABX Update 5/29: The LMA of Variety Hits “107.1 Jack-FM” WEJK from South Central sub...[Read More]