Houston

People Moves 8/31: A Rushed Departure From KQBT

Rudy Rush has departed afternoons at iHeartMedia Urban “93.7 The Beat” KQBT Houston to focus on his comedy career for now. Rush previously hosted the syndicated “Afternoon Rush” that took the place of the Doug Banks Show following Banks’ passing in 2016. With his exit, midday host Carmen Contreras has moved to afternoons with Ashlee Young currently listed in the 9am-2pm slot. After 29 years with CHR “Z102.9” KZIA Cedar Rapids, Scott Schulte is exiting as morning host on September 7 to relocate to Connecticut to be with his fiancee. Current co-host Clare Duffy will be paired with Dancin’ Eric Hanson for the rebranded “Morning Scramble” starting Monday, September 10. Sean Cash is departing Curtis Media Country 94.7 WQDR Raleigh NC w...[Read More]

Charese Fruge Joins Urban One As CHR PD/Format Captain

Urban One has appointed Charese Fruge as CHR Format Captain and Program Director of “Radio Now 92.1” KROI Seabrook/Houston TX and “Radio Now 100.9” WNOW-FM Speedway/Indianapolis IN. Fruge most recently served as VP/Programming for CBS Radio Houston until her exit in late 2016. She also held progamming duties for the company in Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco during her tenure which began in 2009. She has also programmed KALC Denver and KYSR Los Angeles. She will be based in Indianapolis and fills the opening created by Buster Satterfield’s departure to WFLZ Tampa in May. In Houston, DJ Riddler will remain in the APD/MD position, a role he also held under Fruge at the now-defunct “Hot 95.7” KKHH Houston.

Entercom Extends Houston Texans Deal Through 2027

Entercom has signed an extension with the NFL’s Houston Texans to keep the franchise’s programming on their stations through the end of the 2027 season. “Sports Radio 610” KILT and Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM will continue to air all of the team’s play-by-play coverage in English, while Spanish CHR “Mega 101” KLOL will do the same in Spanish. 610 KILT will continue to air three-hour long pre and post-game shows as well as “Texans All Access” from 6-8pm weekdays during the regular season and 6-7p during the offseason and the “Coach Bill O’Brien Show” from 5-6pm on Mondays during the season. The stations will also retain streaming rights through Radio.com within 100 miles of Houston. KILT AM/FM has serve...[Read More]

Cox Enterprises To Explore Strategic Options For Television Stations

Cox Enterprises has announced that it is exploring its strategic options for its 14 television stations in regards to selling, merging with another operator, or partnering with another to manage. Cox currently owns or operates fourteen stations across ten markets. In five of those markets: Atlanta, Dayton, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tulsa it also operates a radio cluster whose management is completely intertwined with the television stations. In the press statement Cox says it will continue to operate their radio and newspaper properties with no immediate plans to change their portfolio, however in an internal memo Cox Enterprises CEO Alex Taylor stated, “Because the TV portfolio is the largest portion of Cox Media Group’s assets, this decision may impact other parts of Cox Media Grou...[Read More]

Sean Salisbury Joins SportsTalk 790 Houston For Afternoons

iHeartMedia’s “SportsTalk 790” KBME Houston has announced that Sean Salisbury will join the station for afternoons starting Monday, July 9. The former NFL quarterback has served as afternoon host for the Houston based Gow Media’s SBNation Radio network as well as co-owned “SportsMap 94.1” and “ESPN 97.5” KFNC since 2013. Co-hosts Robin Carlin, Brian Barrett and producer Adam Sager will continue that show for SBNation Radio. Salisbury has also served as an NFL analyst for ESPN, co-hosted Comedy Central’s BattleBots, Salisbury tells the Houston Chronicle that a co-host to be named will join him at KBME. His appointment comes one day after the exits of previous afternoon co-hosts Jayson Braddock and Sean Jones. Their former co-host Adam Cl...[Read More]

ESPN 97.5 & SportsMap 94.1 Houston Consolidate Lineups

Gow Media’s two Sports station in Houston TX are consolidating programming. Starting, Monday, June 11, “Sports Map 94.1” K231CN Houston and “ESPN 97.5” KFNC Mont Belvieu will simulcast three shows. “The Bench” with John Granato & Lance Zierlein, which currently airs on KFNC will now air on both stations from 7-9am. Charlie Pallilo’s 94.1 show from 11am-1pm will also now air on both signals. Fred Faour and A.J. Hoffman’s 4-7pm afternoon show on 97.5 also will get the simulcast treatment. “Sports Map 94.1” will round out its schedule with ESPN Radio’s Wingo & Golic from 9-11am and Stephen A. Smith from 1-3pm, while Sean Salisbury will continue his local show from 3-4pm prior to his syndicated SB Nation Radio sh...[Read More]

SportsRadio 610 Houston Sets New Lineup

Entercom’s “SportsRadio 610” KILT Houston is debuting a new on-air lineup on Tuesday, May 29. Paul Gallant will move from hosting nights to join Mike Meltser and Seth Payne’s “MAD Radio” in mornings. Landry Locker, who currently produces the morning show, will join the midday “In The Loop” from 10am-2pm along with incumbent host John Lopez and former night host Fred Davis. Cody Stoots exits with the changes. The new lineup gives KILT a trio of three person shows including the afternoon “Triple Threat” with Sean Pendergast, Rich Lord and Ted Johnson. Entercom, the unrivaled leader in sports radio, announced today line-up changes for SportsRadio 610 (KILT-AM) in Houston. The new line-up will be effective starting Tuesday, May 29. “S...[Read More]

Que Buena Returns To Houston

Univision has rebranded Regional Mexican 102.9 KLTN Houston as “Qué Buena 102.9“. The longtime “Estereo Latino” and more recently branded by just its frequency now takes on the branding most recently used by sister 93.3 KQBU-FM Port Arthur. That station dropped the Regional Mexican format to simulcast sister Spanish CHR “Latino Mix 104.9” KAMA-FM Deer Park on December 1.

People Moves 3/22: JC Takes Nights At 100.3 The Bull Houston

Entercom Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston has promoted JC to night host. JC joined the station in late 2017 as a fill-in host from Indianapolis where he previously hosted mornings at Classic Hip-Hop “93.9 The Beat” WRWM. He had been filling in on the night slot since the exit of Corey Dillon last month. The note from PD Bruce Logan announcing his arrival: I am pleased to announce the appointment of JC as permanent host of The Bull After Dark! JC joined us at the end of last year and quickly impressed me with his air-work! He has great on air energy, is amazing at using the phones to engage the audience and he has very good social media skills as well as experience in creating and editing video. Since he has been filling in since February, he has already been...[Read More]

People Moves 2/19: KDAY & KPWR Los Angeles Make Lineup Changes

Meruelo Media has announced a series of talent shifts at Classic Hip-Hop 93.5 KDAY and Urban “Power 106” 105.9 KPWR Los Angeles. KDAY midday host Cece is moving to KPWR to join “The Cruz Show” as a co-host. She fills the slot that was held by Krystal Bee until she replaced Yesi Ortiz in middays last month. Former “Real 92.3” KRRL overnight host Bryhana takes Cece’s spot in middays at KDAY. Corey Dillon has exited nights at Entercom Country “100.3 The Bull” KILT-FM Houston. Dillon had filled the night slot at the station since the start of 2017 after previously working the same daypart at Local Media San Diego CHR “Z90” XHTZ Tijuana/San Diego. Leighton Broadcasting Country “Wild Country 99” 98.9 KZPK St. Cloud MN ...[Read More]

Al Farb Joins KSCS Dallas As APD/MD/Afternoon Host

Cumulus Media Country 96.3 KSCS Dallas has appointed Al Farb as its Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Host. Farb joins KSCS from Cox Media Houston where he served as morning show producer at Country “93Q” 92.9 KKBQ and midday host at Classic Country “Country Legends 97.1” KTHT. The Houston native also served in multiple roles at iHeartMedia News/Talk 740 KTRH and Sports 790 KBME. Farb fills the opening created by Trapper John Morris’ move to SiriusXM at the end of 2017. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Al Farb as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive On-Air Talent for New Country 96.3 KSCS-FM in Dallas, TX. Farb is a 10-year radio broadcasting professional and joins Cumulus from Cox Radio in Houston, where he was Executive Producer and...[Read More]

Univision Brings Amor To Five Markets

Univision rebranded their Spanish AC stations in five markets from “Más Variedad” to “Amor” on Tuesday. The five stations are 100.3 KBRG San Jose/San Francisco, 102.9 KLQV San Diego, 106.3 KOMR Sun City/Phoenix AZ, 106.5 KOVE Galveston/Houston, 107.7 KLJA Georgetown/Austin TX. Both KLQV and KOMR previously utilized the “Amor” branding. The five stations join “Amor 92.1” KRDA Clovis/Fresno, “Amor 106.7” WPPN Des Plaines/Chicago, and “Amor 107.5” WAMR-FM Miami utilizing the brand name.

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