St. Louis

Kristie Graybill Joins Z107.7 St. Louis As Morning Co-Host

iHeartMedia CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ St. Louis has announced the addition of Kristie Graybill as morning show co-host. Graybill will join Jordan DeSocio on the “Jordan and Kristie in the Morning” show. She joins KSLZ from sister “Kiss 107” WKFS Cincinnati where she hosted afternoons. Z107.7, St. Louis’ #1 Hit Music Station, announced today that Kristie Graybill has been named Morning Show Co-Host for Jordan and Kristie in the Morning from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. effective August 27. Graybill will be joining co-host Jordan DeSocio to deliver the latest pop music and pop culture news to St. Louis, every weekday morning. “Kristie is a strong, well-known radio personality within the iHeartMedia family,” said Z107.7 Program Director, Matt Johnson. “We auditioned several t...[Read More]

Scott Ellis Joins Now 96.3 St. Louis As PD/Midday Host

Entercom CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis has appointed Scott Ellis and Program Director and midday host. Ellis joins the station from the same role at Scripps CHR “Power 96.5” KSPW Springfield MO. Ellis spent over a decade at KSPW and rose to the Program Director role in January 2016. He will start in St. Louis on July 30. Along with the addition of Ellis, KNOU has also announced that it has signed afternoon host HaZe to a long-term contract extension. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, named Scott Ellis as Program Director and midday host for NOW 96.3 (KNOU-FM) in St. Louis, effective July 30. In addition, Entercom also announced it has reached a new long-term agreement with current NOW 96.3 talent HaZe. HaZe joined ...[Read More]

Mason & Remy Join WIL-FM; Stacey & Jonah Move To WARH

Former “Big 95.5” WEBG Chicago morning hosts Mason Schreader & Zach ‘Remy’ Hoesly are returning to St. Louis to host afternoons at Hubbard Radio’s “New Country 92.3” WIL-FM St. Louis starting Monday, July 9. The duo spent seven years in St. Louis as morning and then afternoon hosts at iHeartMedia Country “93.7 The Bull” KSD-FM as well as mornings at Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU. They moved to Chicago in January 2015 to host mornings on the newly launched WEBG while continuing to host afternoons on KSD-FM until January 2017 and then exiting WEBG this past April. At WIL-FM Mason and Remy will take the afternoon slot currently held by Stacey & Jonah. That duo had just joined the station at the start of this year from mornings at CHR &...[Read More]

Matt Johnson Joins Z107.7 St. Louis As Program Director

Former “Mix 105.1” KUDD Salt Lake City OM/PD Matt Johnson is joining iHeartMedia CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ St. Louis as Program Director. Johnson has also programmed “94.5 Kiss-FM” WDKF Dayton and “B103.9” WXKB Fort Myers in his career. His appointment follows the promotion of Jules Riley to SVP/Programming of the iHeartMedia St. Louis cluster last week. Johnson fills the opening created by AJ’s move to Charlotte earlier this year. iHeartMedia announced today that Matt Johnson has been named Program Director for Z107.7, KSLZ-FM effective immediately. iHeartMedia St.Louis has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands KLOU-FM, KSD-FM, KSLZ-FM, KATZ-FM, KLLT-FM, KATZ –HD, KATZ-AM, and franchises — both broadcast and d...[Read More]

Jules Riley Rises To SVP/Programming For iHeartMedia St. Louis

iHeartMedia has promoted Jules Riley to Senior Vice President of Programming for their St. Louis cluster. Riley joined the cluster in November 2016 as PD of Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU and added the same duties for Country “93.7 The Bull” KSD in April 2017. Riley will now add oversight of Urban “100.3 The Beat” KATZ-FM, Urban AC “Majic 103.7” W279AQ, Alternative “Alt 104.9” KLLT, CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ, and Gospel “Hallelujah 1600” KATZ while reporting to Regional SVP/Programming Greg Chance. This is Riley’s second tour in St. Louis as she previously programmed Variety Hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH and Rhythmic AC “Movin 101.1” WMVN from 2005-2008. She has also served as Operations Manager for Scripps Tulsa and programmed in...[Read More]

Entercom Terminates KFTK Morning Host Jaime Allman Following Social Media Threat To David Hogg

After first taking Jaime Allman off the air indefinitely today, Entercom has parted ways with the morning host of “FM NewsTalk 97.1” KFTK-FM Florissant/St. Louis MO. Entercom VP/Corporate Communications Esther Mireya-Tejeda told Buzzfeed that “After looking into the matter we have decided that Allman will no longer be a member of KFTK-FM and his show has been canceled, effective immediately. We have parted ways.” We have confirmed with Ms. Mireya-Tejeda that Allman has been terminated from the company. Original Report 4/10: As Entercom deals with the fall-out created by a tweet by yet-to-debut “97.3 The Machine” KEGY San Diego morning host Kevin Klein, another social media induced issue has taken “FM NewsTalk 97.1” KFTK-FM Florissant/St. Loui...[Read More]

Now 96.3 St. Louis Moves Back To CHR As Entercom Takes Over

With Entercom beginning its LMA today of Conservative Talk “FM NewsTalk 97.1” KFTK-FM and Hot AC “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis as part of its acquisition of half of Emmis’ St. Louis cluster, the company acted quickly to resolve overlap with one of its existing stations. With “Y98” 98.1 KYKY entrenched as the top Hot AC market, KNOU has returned to CHR and its former “All The Hits” positioning. Now 96.3 has also begun directly attacking iHeartMedia CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ as stating they have the most music in the morning as it adds 96 minute commercial-free blocks at 8am, 12pm, and 4pm. Morning host Tim Convy’s presence has been wiped from the KNOU website, but no confirmation yet that he has exited. More music than Z 107.7. 96 ...[Read More]

Sale Prices For Emmis St. Louis Sales To Entercom & Hubbard

Emmis has revealed more details of its previously announced deals to sell its St. Louis stations to Entercom and Hubbard. Hubbard Radio will pay $45 million for Classic Rock 94.7 KSHE Crestwood and Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT Collinsville IL as those stations join Country “New Country 92.3” WIL-FM, Sports “101 Sports” 101.1 WXOS, and Variety Hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH in Hubbard’s expanded St. Louis cluster. Entercom will add CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU and News/Talk “FM News/Talk 97.1” KFTK-FM Flourissant for $15 million as they join Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY, AC 102.5 KEZK, and News/Talk 1120 KMOX. As reported yesterday, Entercom will also add Becky Domyan, the current Director of Sales for KNOU and KPN...[Read More]

Entercom Makes St. Louis Market Manager Change

Ahead of its planned acquisition of two more St. Louis stations from Emmis, Entercom is bringing in their Director of Sales to oversee Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY, AC 102.5 KEZK, and News/Talk 1120 KMOX. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Becky Domyan, currently Director of Sales for Emmis Hot AC “Now 96.3” KNOU and Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT will succeed John Sheehan, who exited today after being at the helm of the three former CBS Radio stations since 2007. In addition to KYKY, KEZK, and KMOX, Domyan will also oversee the integration of KNOU and Talk “FM Talk 97.1” KFTK-FM into the Entercom St. Louis group once the sale from Emmis is filed and completed. Domyan joined Emmis St. Louis in 2006 as an Account Executive and was promoted...[Read More]

KYKY Rebrands Mornings As Courtney & Company

Entercom Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY St. Louis has rebranded its morning show as “Courtney and Company” as the station has signed Courtney Landrum to a multi-year contract extension to become lead host and only female fronted morning show in the market. Landrum has been part of the KYKY morning show since 1999 as producer and co-host of “The Phillips & Company Show” and previously worked as a producer on the “Steve & DC” show. Her elevation follows Guy Phillips’ exit last November after 38 years in mornings. Jen Myers, Kevin ‘The Intern’ Berghoff and Lance Hildebrand will remain in place as co-hosts. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced a new multi-year co...[Read More]

People Moves 1/23: Big Cuts In Rio Grande Valley

Entravision’s Rio Grande Valley cluster saw big cuts in late December as Rock “Q94.5 The Rock” KFRQ Harlingen morning hosts Big Al & Charlie, and CHR “107.9 Mix-FM” KVLY Edinburg morning hosts Alex Duran (who doubled as cluster Program Director) and Meridee Hernandez, KVLY midday host Mark Mayhem, and mixer DJ IZK all exited. KVLY has added the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Morning Show as of Monday, January 22. Hubbard Sports “101 Sports” WXOS East St. Louis IL has announced the return of Michelle Smallmon to the station as part of the station’s Bernie Miklasz morning show and as a columnist for the station’s website. Smallmon previously produced Miklasz’ show from 2009-2015 before joining ESPN Radio as a producer where she most ...[Read More]

AJ Heads To Channel 96.1/102.9 The Lake Charlotte As Program Director

iHeartMedia Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for St. Louis Region AJ is transferring to Charlotte NC to program CHR “Channel 96.1” WHQC and Variety Hits “102.9 The Lake” WLKO. AJ joined iHeartMedia in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Programming overseeing the company’s Norfolk and Richmond VA stations and programming CHR “Q94” WRVQ and AC “Mix 98.1” WTVR-FM Richmond He then transferred to St. Louis in July 2016 where he oversaw all programming for St. Louis and programmed CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ and Gospel “Hallelujah 1600” KATZ. He has also programmed CHRs 97.1 WBHT Wilkes-Barre, “Kiss 106.7” WKGS Rochester, and “Hot 107.9” WWHT Syracuse during his career. AJ replaces Boomer who h...[Read More]

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