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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]

People Moves 1/22: WTVN Afternoon Host John Corby Dies

John Corby, afternoon host at iHeartMedia News/Talk 610 WTVN Columbus OH died over the weekend at the age of 61. Corby spent two stints at WTVN, first from 1984-1997 and then returning as afternoon host in 1997 until now. In between he spent three years at 1020 KDKA Pittsburgh hosting an evening Sports show. Corby was off the air last week with an undisclosed illness and his cause of death has not been revealed. WTVN has compiled some of Corby’s best bits on its website. The NAB has announced that John David will step down from his role as Executive Vice President of the NAB Radio Department on February 1. David has been with the NAB since 1989 and has overseen the Radio Department since 1992. NAB announced today that John David, executive vice president of NAB Radio, will move from ...[Read More]

Alpha and L&L To Merge; Acquire Main Line Broadcasting

Larry Wilson is merging his two operating companies into one and acquiring another. Alpha Broadcasting and L&L Broadcasting will merge to become Alpha Media, while purchasing Main Line Broadcasting’s 19 stations in four markets for $57 million. Both Alpha and L&L were founded by Larry Wilson sharing the same management teams with L&L already operating Alpha’s stations. Following the completion of the two transactions the company will operate 68 radio stations in 12 markets. L&L’s deal to acquire Main Line was first reported in February by Tom Taylor Now. Alpha Broadcasting & L&L Broadcasting announced today that they have entered into an agreement to merge the companies and upon consummation of the merger, will become Alpha Media. The current...[Read More]