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Rusty James Joins Max Media Norfolk As VP/Operations & Programming

Max Media has announced the appointment of Rusty James as Vice President of Operations and Programming for its Norfolk VA cluster starting July 9. James has been programming at Midwest Communications Evansville IN since 2005 and rose to Operations Manager in 2014. At Max Media he will oversee Classic Hits “92.9 The Wave” WVBW, Sports “94.1 ESPN Radio” WVSP, Country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH-FM, CHR “Hot 100.5” WVHT, and Oldies 1310 WGH. James fills the position that has been vacant since John Shomby departed in February 2016 to become Director of Nash Programming for Cumulus Media. Max Media of Hampton Roads proudly announces the addition of Rusty James as the new Vice President of Operations and Programming. Rusty got his start in radio in 1983 a...[Read More]

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]

John Shomby Named Director of Programming For Nash

John Shomby, the Max Media Director of Programming and PD of Country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH-FM Norfolk VA is joining Cumulus as Director of Programming for the Nash brand. Based in Nashville, Shomby will be responsible for all content produced at the Nash Campus including Nash Icon, America’s Morning Show, Nash Nights Live, Kickin’ it with Kix, American Country Countdown, Nash Next and Nash Prep. He will report to Mike McVay. Shomby spent the last 13 years at Max Media’s Norfolk cluster. He previously worked for Cumulus as OM of their Augusta, Flint and Kalamazoo stations. Cumulus Media announces that it has hired John Shomby as Director of Programming for the NASH Network. In the newly created position, Shomby will oversee all NASH programming through the Nashville n...[Read More]

April Fools Day Stunt Roundup

While the days of the fake format change for the day are mostly behind us, radio still comes out swinging regularly with pranks every April 1. We’re still calling Kars4Kids switch to Kids4Kars as the best move of the day with their commercials airing on multiple stations across the country. Greater Media Classic Hits 105.7 WROR Boston is airing all their non-music elements in Spanish branded as “Samba 105.7“. The station cited the Spanish elements this morning as part of USWTF Regulations for necessary SAP guidelines for radio. In Montreal, Bell Media’s two English language stations traded frequencies for the 7:00am hour. CHR “Virgin Radio 96” aired on 97.7 CHOM with CHOM’s Rock format on 95.9 CJFM. Virgin shared some of the responses here. Down in...[Read More]