As expected Entercom CHR “B96” 96.3 WBBM-FM Chicago debuted its new morning show led by Kevin ‘Drex’ Bucher this morning. Rounding out the new morning team is incumbent producer Gabe Ramirez and new co-host Nina Hajian. Hajian most recently co-hosted mornings at “92.3 Amp Radio” WBMP New York with Edgar ‘Shoboy’ Soltelo until its flip to Alternative last fall. She has also worked at Hot AC “Now 100.5” KZZO Sacramento and in her home market of Seattle. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today debuted “DreX and Nina,” a new morning show on B96 (WBBM-FM). The new morning show will air weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT. Gabe Ramirez, host of the previous B96 morning show “The J...[Read More]
Former Evergreen Media & AMFM Inc. CEO Jimmy deCastro has been appointed as Senior Vice President/Market Manager of Entercom Chicago upon closing of the acquisition of CBS Radio by Entercom. DeCastro first came to Chicago in 1981 to be GM of 97.9 WLUP. He would later purchase the station as part of Evergreen Media, which would later merge with Chancellor Broadcasting to form AMFM. While President of AMFM, the company was bought and merged into Clear Channel in 2000. He has since served as President of AOL Interactive and in 2007 founded The Content Factory, which launched the Dan Patrick Show into syndication before being sold to DirecTV, and then as President/GM of Tribune’s 720 WGN Chicago from 2013-2016. He founded Sports Marketing company After The Whistle earlier this year ...[Read More]
CBS Radio Country “US 99.5” WUSN Chicago has given VP of Programming Todd Cavanah the programming reins. Cavanah succeeds Jeff Kapugi, who exited at the expiration of his contract in December. He has worked for CBS Chicago since 1990 and programmed CHR “B96” 96.3 WBBM-FM since 1993. Cavanah was promoted to VP of Programming for CBS Radio Chicago in April 2016 adding oversight of all of the stations in the market. With the addition of day-to-day programming duties at WUSN, Cavanah will drop those at Classic Hits “104.3 K-Hits” WJMK but continue to also program WBBM-FM. Robert Feder reports that the company will hire a day-to-day programmer to oversee WJMK and AAA 93.1 WXRT.
CBS Radio CHR “B96” 96.3 WBBM-FM Chicago has hired Corey B for its vacant evening slot. Corey joins the station from Entercom’s “B97” 97.1 WEZB New Orleans where he has hosted the same timeslot for the past four years. He also has worked at iHeartMedia’s 93.3 WFLZ Tampa. Corey fills the evening vacancy at WBBM-FM created by Eric Tyler’s quick promotion to afternoons when Stylz & Roman jumped to sister “US 99.5” WUSN for mornings. CBS RADIO Chicago’s WBBM-FM (B96) today announced the hiring of Corey B. as its new evening (7:00PM-12:00Midnight) on-air personality. Corey succeeds Eric Tyler, who was recently promoted as the afternoon host at B96 after former afternoon on-air personalities, Stylz & Roman, moved over to morning dri...[Read More]
CBS Country “US 99” 99.5 WUSN Chicago has named ‘Dougie Stylz’ Bobrowski and Justin Roman as their new morning show. The pair move over from sister CHR “B96” WBBM-FM where they were most recently hosting afternoons. They will replace Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Stevens. The latter jumped to Cumulus News/Talk 890 WLS last week leading to Dent’s exit. The station itself is giving itself a fresh coat of paint as it returned to its former “US99” branding dropping the .5 and launching a new “Chicago’s Hottest Country” position statement and logo. CBS RADIO Chicago and WUSN today announced that Chicago duo Stylz & Roman will make the jump to morning drive as the voices Chicagoland Country fans wake up to Monday – Fr...[Read More]
CBS Radio Chicago has promoted Todd Cavanah to VP/Programming for their cluster. Cavanah has worked at CHR “B96” 96.3 WBBM-FM since 1990 and has programmed the station since 1993. His new position will add oversight of the cluster’s AAA 93.1 WXRT, Country “US 99.5” WUSN, Classic Hits “104.3 K-Hits” WJMK, Sports “670 The Score” WSCR and News 780 WBBM/105.9 WCFS. Todd Cavanah has been named Vice President of programming for CBS RADIO Chicago as announced by Tim Pohlman, Senior Vice President and Market Manager. In this new role, Cavanah will work closely with the market’s six brands including WBBM-FM (Top 40), WJMK-FM (Classic Hits), WUSN-FM (Country), WXRT-FM (Adult Alternative), WBBM-AM/WCFS-FM (News), and WSCR-AM (Sports). “...[Read More]
CBS is transferring Jason Cage from nights at CHR “B96” WBBM-FM Chicago to mornings at sister “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Philadelphia. Cage will join incumbent morning host Bex starting Monday, March 7th for what will be branded as “Cage & Bex In The Morning”. She was one of the holdovers when that station relaunched from its previous identity as “Wired 96.5” last April. WZMP-FM 96.5 AMP Radio has hired Jason Cage to team with current morning personality Bex to co-host “Cage & Bex in the Morning” as the station’s weekday morning drive show effective Monday, March 7. Cage imports from CBS RADIO’s B96 WBBM-FM/Chicago. His B96 replacement will named later. “I’m thrilled for Jason to host ‘live-and-l...[Read More]