Mike Preston is joining iHeartMedia as Senior Vice President of Programming for the company’s Baltimore cluster and Program Director of Country 93.1 WPOC and Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” WQSR. Preston programmed Entercom Country “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF Seattle and later added Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7” KHTP in that market from 2009 until his exit in February of this year. He also served as OM/PD of CBS Radio Seattle’s “96.5 Jack-FM” KJAQ and CHR “106.1 Kiss-FM” KBKS Seattle from 1999-2006 and VP/Programming for CBS Radio San Francisco from 2006-2009. Earlier in his career he served as Scott Shannon’s right hand as APD/MD of ABC’s 95.5 WPLJ New York from 1989-1997. In addition to WPOC and WQSR, iHeartMedia owns CHR...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Country 93.1 WPOC Baltimore has announced the addition of Francesca Presti to the “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show”. Presti joins WPOC from Entercom Hot AC “Mix 104.1” WBMX Boston where she spent the past five years as Traffic Reporter and Associate Producer for the “Karson & Kennedy Morning Show”. She will join Laurie DeYoung and Jeff St. Pierre on the WPOC morning show and replace Claire Scattergood who is departing the station. It’s the most bittersweet goodbye. @LaurieDeYoung @StPierreOnAir @WPOC @iHeartRadio and introducing @frannnnzia ?? pic.twitter.com/wUkxBXoMf5 — Claire Scatter (@ClaireScatter) November 21, 2017 iHeartMedia Baltimore announced today that Francesca Presti has been named the new co-host for “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” on 93.1 W...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has appointed Jeff Wyatt as SVP/Programming for its Baltimore MD cluster. Wyatt had been serving as VP/Programming for the company’s Virginia-Carolina region overseeing stations in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh NC, Greenville SC, and Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke and Winchester VA. He also was Program Director for Country “96.9 The Kat” WKKT Statesville/Charlotte. In his new position, Wyatt will be Program Director of Country 93.1 WPOC and Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” WQSR while overseeing CHR “Z104.3” WZFT and Gospel “Heaven 600” WCAO. Along with the appointment of Wyatt, iHeart has announced that Tommy Chuck, Program Director of CHR “Hot 99.5” WIHT Washington DC and WPOC will add simil...[Read More]
TBLC Media is applying to consolidate its two Kansas City AM's on the same tower.
Update 10/24: CBS has announced that “New Country 106.1” will launch on Friday, October 25 at 12:00pm. The on-air lineup will feature hosts already working in the CBS Baltimore cluster. 101.9 WLIF afternoon host Fast Jimi Roberts will host mornings, 106.5 WWMX afternoon co-host Jenn Marino in middays, Steve Mann in afternoons, and Scott Davies at night. The press release follows: CBS RADIO Baltimore announced today the launch of a new local radio station, New Country on 106.1. The station will sign on the air on Friday, Oct. 25 at 12:00PM and feature today’s biggest country artists, including Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and many other current artists both new and established. New Country on 106.1 will be heard on-a...[Read More]