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People Moves 4/5: Rob Morris Exits Entercom Miami

Just weeks after losing the Program Director duties at “99.9 Kiss Country” WKIS-FM Boca Raton/Miami, Rob Morris has exited Entercom Miami completely. Morris had served as Vice President of Programming and Program Director of CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM since December 2014. Morris is best known for his seventeen year run programming iHeartMedia CHR 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis and later programmed for CBS Radio in Minneapolis and Tampa before heading to Miami. Tegna Rock “100.7 KFM-BFM” KFMB-FM San Diego is moving Program Director/Evening host Mike Vasquez to afternoons where he will join current host Mikey Esparza for the newly renamed “Mikey & V Show”. Esparza, who previously hosted nights and mornings at “Rock 105.3” KIOZ and mornings at Alt...[Read More]

KUOW Acquires Seattle Competitor KPLU

The University of Washington’s Public News/Talk 94.9 KUOW-FM Seattle has announced it has signed a letter-of-intent to purchase its top competitor 88.5 KPLU-FM Tacoma from Pacific Lutheran University. When the sale closes in early 2016, KPLU-FM will drop its non-music programming and go to 24/7 Jazz under new call letters. Currently KPLU carries NPR’s Morning Edition from 4-9am, All Things Considered from 3-6:30pm, and Fresh Air from 6:30 to 7:25pm. Morning Edition and All Things Considered are also carried on KUOW-FM in the same timeslots. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer adds that KUOW will eliminate 88.5’s news department while adding additional Jazz hosts for the station. The University of Washington paid $7 million cash and $1 million in underwriting spots for KPLU-FM....[Read More]