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People Moves 5/28: Entercom Makes Market Manager Changes In Pittsburgh & Washington

Entercom continue to revamp the markets it acquired from CBS Radio as two more Market Managers have exited the company. The Philadelphia Business Journal confirms that Steve Swenson has exited as head of the company’s Washington DC cluster, a role he had held under CBS since 2011 after previously overseeing that company’s two All-News stations in New York. Phil Zachary, who moved from Entercom Boston to his native Hartford upon completion of the merger, will now relocate to Washington. Zachary oversaw Classic Rock 94.7 WARW and Alternative 99.1 WHFS for CBS Radio from 1996-2001 before becoming President/COO of Curtis Media Group. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported last week that Michael Young exited that role in Pittsburgh. Young had been with the cluster since 1996 and had b...[Read More]

Hot 97.5/103.9 Phoenix Makes Morning Change

Riviera Broadcasting Hot AC “Hot 97.5/103.9” KMVA Dewey-Humboldt/103.9 KZON Gilbert/Phoenix AZ has unveiled its new morning show with Smasher and Dee Garcia. Smasher most recently hosted mornings at CBS Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL-FM Phoenix prior to exiting last January. He has also worked at CHR “Kiss 95.1” WNKS Charlotte and “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago in his career. Garcia previously co-hosted mornings on sister Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR and most recently was in middays at KMVA/KZON. She has also worked at “Wild 104” KBFM McAllen TX, “Wild 101” KWYL Boise, and “Hot 106” WWKX Providence in her career. Ronnie Jr. and Monica Nelson exit with the changes, while Mike G. moves from nights to middays.

Mikey Fuentes Upped To Riviera Broadcasting VP/Programming

Riviera Broadcasting has promoted Mikey Fuentes to Vice President of Programming. Fuentes has programmed Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3/101.9” KKFR Mayer/K270BZ Phoenix and Soft AC “95.1/94.9 The Oasis” KOAI Sun City West/K235CB Chandler since 2011. With the promotion he will add day-to-day programming of Hot AC “Hot 97.5/103.9” KMVA Dewey-Humboldt/103.9 KZON Gilbert. Prior to joining Riviera, Fuentes has served as Director of Programming for Impact Radio Boise and PD/Morning Host of 97.3 KKSS and 106.3 KYLZ Albuquerque, and 96.1 KWIE Riverside. He has also worked on-air in Palm Springs, San Diego, and Phoenix. Riviera Broadcasting announced today Mikey Fuentes has been named VP of Programming as he assumes responsibility of Hot AC station Hot 97.5 / 103.9, KM...[Read More]