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George Toulas Named Beasley Tampa Market Manager

Beasley Media has named George Toulas as its new Market Manager for its Tampa cluster. The move marks a return to radio after a six year absence for Toulas who had been serving as CEO of Alpha Astra LLC, a franchisee of womens retailer Apricot Lane Boutiques in Raleigh and Charlotte NC that he and his wife ran until its final location was seized by the North Carolina Department of Revenue for unpaid taxes earlier this year. Toulas previously served as Senior Vice President of American Media Broadcasting, Executive VP/Operations for Chancellor Media/AMFM Inc., Executive Vice President of Salem Media where he helped launched the company’s “Fish” branded Christian AC stations, and Market Manager and EVP/Operations for Clear Channel Miami. Toulas replaces Kent Dunn, who moved...[Read More]

Former Price Is Right Announcer Rich Fields Joins Q105 Tampa For Afternoons

Beasley Media Classic Hits “Q105” 104.7 WRBQ Tampa has announced the addition of former game show announcer and television meteorologist Rich Fields for afternoons starting Monday, October 16. Fields, who is best known as serving as the announcer for The Price Is Right from 2004-2010, also served as evening meteorologist for KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV Los Angeles from 2010-2016. He had a long radio career in both Los Angeles and Tampa working at 93.1 Los Angeles under multiple sets of call letters (including being the first voice on KODJ in 1989) and 101.1 KRTH as well as 92.5 WYUU, 101.5 WFJO, 107.3 WCOF and a previous stint at WRBQ. He had left radio in 2000 to go back to school to become a meteorologist and worked at KPSP Palm Springs before joining The Price Is Right. He has also ...[Read More]

Ted Cannarozzi Named WRBQ Program Director

Beasley Media Classic Hits “Q105” 104.7 WRBQ Tampa has named Ted Cannarozzi as its new Program Director. Cannarozzi takes the programming reins from Tee Gentry, who retains his role as Operations Manager for the Beasley Tampa cluster. He previously programmed Classic Rock “Thunder 103.5” WTBT in Tampa and Soft AC “Sunny 104.5” WSNI Philadelphia. His on-air career includes long runs at “98 Rock” WXTB Tampa as “Ted Kamikazee” and in New York at 660 WNBC, Z100 and 103.5 WAPP. Additionally Hillary Hatch is promoted from Promotions Director for Country 99.5 WQYK Tampa to Marketing Director for all of Beasley’s Tampa stations. Beasley Media Group, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., has announced a pair of staff upgrade...[Read More]

Beasley Makes MoneyTalk 1010 Tampa Official

Beasley has completed the transition of 1010 WHFS Seffner/Tampa from Sports to Business Talk as “MoneyTalk 1010. Charlie Ochs, the former VP/Market Manager for CBS Radio Tampa prior to exiting the radio industry in 2008 returns as General Manager of the station. Beasley Media Group Tampa Bay announces MoneyTalk 1010 AM, the Tampa Bay area’s only exclusively financial talk formatted radio station. MoneyTalk 1010 serves both the local community and listeners across the Country (streaming the content at www.moneytalk1010.com) with programming that features valuable and timely information on the financial markets and emerging trends in the economy. Additionally, MoneyTalk 1010 offers an assortment of health, lifestyle, and general information programs delivered by a wide variety of local...[Read More]

Beasley Making Room For Bubba The Love Sponge In Tampa?

Update 10/29: September and most of October have come and gone and Bubba The Love Sponge has yet to reach his stated twenty day goal of announcing a new Tampa flagship for his show. However an indication a deal may be close as a few domains were privately registered by the domain registrar normally used by Beasley last week: 987Bubba.com, Bubba987.com, and Bubba1047.com. The first two point to Sports “98.7 The Fan” WHFS-FM, which has struggled mightily since its launch in August 2012. The station registered a 0.8 share in the October PPM monthly released yesterday, up from a 0.4 just two months prior. The latter domain points to the more successful Classic Hits “Q105” 104.7 WRBQ, which has a stronger signal throughout the market. Beasley is in the process of acquiri...[Read More]

CBS And Beasley Swap Philadelphia/Miami For Charlotte/Tampa

CBS Radio and Beasley Broadcasting have agreed to exchange 19 stations in four markets. CBS will acquire five stations from Beasley: Country 92.5 WXTU and Rhythmic CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia along with Sports 560 WQAM, Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW-FM, and Country “99.9 Kiss Country” WKIS in Miami. Heading to Beasley are fourteen stations including CBS’ entire Charlotte and Tampa clusters: CHR “Kiss 95.1” WNKS, Urban “Power 98” 97.9 WPEG, Urban AC “V101.9” WBAV, Country “The New 103.7” WSOC, AC “K104.7” WKQC, Sports “610 The Fan” WFNZ, and Sports “CBS Sports Radio 1660” WBCN Charlotte, Spanish CHR “Maxima 92.5” WYUU, Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94...[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]