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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]

Beasley Goes After Tampa LPFM For Competing Against Them

In a letter filed with the FCC on Friday, July 31, Beasley Media Group filed an “Interference Complaint” against Hispanic Arts of Tampa’s “Viva 100.1” WVVF-LP Town ‘N Country/Tampa, FL. Beasley’s argument states that WVVF-LP is “operating in a manner inconsistent with the requirement that Low Power FMs be used for the advancement of an educational program” and requested that the station be shut down until it complies with FCC requirements. Beasley goes on to claim that the “Latin Classic Hits” format of WVVF-LP is competing with commercial stations in the Tampa market, specifically their Spanish CHR “Maxima 92.5” WYUU Safety Harbor. Claiming that WVVF-LP’s original application pledged to provide “broa...[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]