Friday, January 26, 2024

Jackie Green moves from mornings to afternoons at Cumulus Media CHR “105.3 Hot FM” WHTS Grand Rapids, MI. In a Facebook post, Green, who previously hosted afternoons before her four-year stint in mornings, said she is making the move to focus on her mental health. PD Rob Sparks moves from afternoons to co-host mornings with Rachael Gray. Read moreJackie Green

Hubbard Broadcasting country WIL (92.3) St. Louis morning co-host Zach “Remy” Hoesly departs the station. Hoesly had been paired with Kasey Waushausen for “Remy & Kasey” since 2021. Before that, his partner was Mason Schreader for “Mason & Remy,” an afternoon driver that made its station debut in 2018. The latter duo had a previous stop at then-country “Big 95.5” WEBG Chicago. Washausen remains solo in mornings at WIL for now. Read moreZach “Remy” Hoesly

Bill Tatar is named Regional Promotions Director at Audacy Houston, effective Feb. 5. Tatar joins Audacy after two decades at Cox Media Group Houston, where he most recently served as Content Manager. He began his career at WNOE New Orleans. Read moreBill Tatar

Thursday, January 25, 2024

New England Public Media elevates Elizabeth Román to Managing Editor of daily and digital news. Román joined NEPM in 2022 after reporting for nearly two decades at the Springfield Republican. NEPM owns news/talk WFCR Springfield, MA (88.5), which simulcasts on a network of five translators in the region. It also operates the NEPM News Network and a classical music service. Read moreElizabeth Román

Mark Hoover, PD and afternoon host at Times-Shamrock Communications “Rock 107” WEZX Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA is elevated to OM of the cluster. Hoover has been with WEZX since 1998 and has been serving as PD since January 2020. His oversight now officially includes hot AC “QFM” WQFM and sports “ESPN Radio 630” WEJL. Read moreMark Hoover

Veteran Atlanta Braves radio announcer Jim Powell has decided not to return to the booth for the 2024 MLB season. Powell has been with the Braves broadcast team for the past 15 years but has recently been calling fewer games. Ben Ingram and Joe Simpson have been the team’s main announcers in recent seasons. Read moreJim Powell

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

NPR Music appoints Robin Hilton the new host of “All Songs Considered.” Hilton has been serving as co-host of the program since 2008 and was integral to the launch of NPR’s “Tiny Desk.” The network veteran was named Supervising Producer and was part of the NPR Music management team from 2016 until 2021 when he became the Senior Producer for Podcasts.  Read moreRobin Hilton

Val Porter, the longtime MD and morning co-host at iHeartMedia rock WDVE Pittsburgh (102.5) segues to mornings at classic hits “3WS Radio” WWSW (94.5). Porter, who has been with WDVE since 1999, will continue with the station as evening host. She had been with the WDVE morning show since 2001. Read moreVal Porter

Dave Dodson is named Director of Content for Townsquare Media Victoria, TX. Dodson comes across town from Morgan Murphy KAVU-TV, where he served as a sales specialist. His radio experience includes programming and on-air positions at KOUL Corpus Christi, TX, WGZR Savannah, GA, KKIX Fayetteville, AK, and KEBC Oklahoma City, OK. He succeeds Jim Kovacik, who exited earlier this month. Read moreDave Dodson

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Dan Dakish has found a new radio home at Cumulus Media’s “Indy’s Sports Ticket 1430” WXNT, where he will host 12-3pm beginning Monday, Jan. 29. Dakich, who played for and coached Indiana University’s basketball team, hosted middays on “The Fan” for 14 years under Emmis and Urban One ownership. The sometimes controversial host was dismissed from “The Fan” in December 2022Read moreDan Dakish

Earlier this month, Beasley Media Group’s classic hip-hop “107.7 The Bounce” WUKS Fayetteville, NC debuted the “Morning Rollout with Minda and DB,” weekdays from 6-10am. Minda previously hosted middays at country sister WKML (95.7) since 2019, while DB has worked with videography, promotions, and on-air duties on WKML and adult hits “96.5 Bob FM” WFLB since 2018. Read moreMinda and DB

Columbus, OH market veteran “City Newwss” (Terrence Sigers) joins iHeartMedia as PD of classic hip-hop “Throwback 105.3” WZCB-HD2/W287CP and APD of urban contemporary “106.7 The Beat” WZCB. He will also handle middays on “Throwback 105.3” and afternoons on “106.7 The Beat.” Read moreCity Newwss (Terrence Sigers)

Cumulus Media news/talk WJR Detroit (760) names Anthony Bellino co-host of “SportsWrap,” joining Lomas Brown for the one-hour weeknight program (6-7pm). Bellino, who is also part of the Michigan Sports Networks’ “X’s & Bro’s morning show, succeeds Sean Baligian, who exited in December 2023. Read moreAnthony Bellino

Alpha Media names Dylan Salisbury Assistant Content Director of country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland, OR. “Dylan is one of the brightest programmers in the business and we’re fortunate he’s adding The Bull to his portfolio,” KUPL Content Director Tim Richard said in a release. Salisbury will continue as Content Director for Top 40 sister “Live 95.5” KBFF, which he began programming in June 2022. Read moreDylan Salisbury

Monday, January 22, 2024

Brighter Media Group contemporary Christian “Bright FM” WRBS Baltimore names Nick Brino GSM. Brino previously served as VP/GM for Adams Radio Group Tallahassee, FL, Market Manager/GM for Forever Media Harve de Grace, MD, Business Development Specialist for Cumulus Media York, PA, and GSM for Salem Media Group Washington, DC. Read moreNick Brino

Rick Alexander and Lisa Harding, the married couple who host the “Rick & Lisa” morning show on Alpha Media hot AC “Mix 95.1” WIKZ Hagerstown-Chambersburg will end its 38-year run at the end of February. Alexander, who also serves as OM of the cluster, has been with the station for 40 years. Alexander was added to mornings in 1986. Read moreRick Alexander and Lisa Harding

Townsquare Media country KHAK Cedar Rapids, IA (98.1) afternoon host Bob James sets his retirement for Feb. 29 after a 36-year radio career. James, who also serves as the station’s Brand Manager and Promotions Director, announced the news during “Brain and Courtlin in the Morning” on Friday, Jan. 19. James began his run at KHAK in 1990. Read moreBob James

Townsquare Media country WKDQ Henderson, KY (99.5) afternoon host Travis Sams joins morning host Melissa Brooks to launch “Travis and Melissa in the Mornings.” He succeeds Ryan O’Bryan, who departed earlier this month. Sams has been with WKDQ since 2015 and serves as the station’s Promotions Director. Brooks has been in mornings since April 2023. Read moreTravis Sams

Friday, January 19, 2024

Ashley V (Vikdal) joins Audacy to host middays at classic hip-hop “102.1 Jams” KRBQ San Francisco and afternoons at CHR sister “106.5 The End” KUDL Sacramento, effective Monday, Jan. 22. Vikdal joins from Deert Valley Media rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Phoenix, where she hosted middays. Read moreAshley V

Capitol Broadcasting Association classical KFMA Austin (89.5) announces the election of Andrew Teagle as the new Board of Director Chairperson. Teagle has served on the Board since 2019 and previously held the titles of Board Secretary and Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Read moreAndrew Teagle

Charlotte Evelyn Wilson joins classical WHMT Albany (89.1) where she will be heard on weekdays from 4-8pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Wilson has handled hosting roles at KBAQ Phoenix and WUOT Knoxville and previously spent more than 20 years with Radio New Zealand. Read moreCharlotte Evelyn Wilson

Stephen Yasko rises from PD to GM at Florida Institute of Technology adult alternative WFIT Melbourne (89.5). Yasko, who joined the station in 2022, succeeds Terri Wright, who has served as GM for 25 years and will remain with the station in a part-time role. Yasko previously spent 13 years as GM and Executive Director at Towson University adult alternative WTMD Baltimore (89.7). Read moreStephen Yasko

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Brandi Lanai returns to Atlantic Gateway Communications contemporary Christian WGTS Washington, DC (91.9) as overnight host. Lanai’s first worked with the station in 2014, when she voice-tracked various dayparts, and hosted evenings live at the station in 2021, before relocating to California. She succeeds the syndicated “Scott and Sam” show from 12-5am. Read moreBrandi Lanai

Suraya Mohamed is named Executive Producer for NPR Music, where she will lead the development and production of content across NPR Music's podcasts, programs, and shows including Tiny Desk, Alt.Latino, Jazz Night in America, All Songs Considered, and NPR Music's acquired shows. Read moreSuraya Mohamed

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Justin Case, Director of Operations and Programming of SummitMedia Wichita, and PD of country KFDI Wichita, KS (101.3), is stepping down after nearly 12 years with the group. Case is taking a hiatus from the industry to care for his ailing father. Read moreJustin Case

Spanish language media company Nueva Network has renewed its affiliation with ESPN sports commentator Alvaro Morales and his radio show “Los Jefes.” The sports program also features Juan Carlos Gabriel de Anda, Héctor Huerta, and Dionisio Estrada. “Los Jefes” airs weekdays from 3pm-7pm across Nueva Network affiliated stations. Read moreAlvaro Morales

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Saga Communications’ Jonesboro Radio Group appoints Tim Goodrich aka “Skeeter Nash” as PD and afternoon host of country “104.9 The Fox” KDXY Jonesboro, AR. Goodrich returns to the station from Elk River Media Fayetteville, TN, where he served as OM/PD. He previously served as afternoon host on KDXY from 2003-2012. Read moreSkeeter Nash

Veteran radio executive Scott Savage announces the return of his brokerage and consultancy firm Savage Media Group. Savage has held senior management positions with radio companies, stations, and networks since 1987, working in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. Read moreScott Savage

Janetzy Perera joins iHeartMedia CHR “Y100” WHYI Miami as the station’s new midday host. Perera, who began her career in the promotions department at iHeartMedia Miami previously co-hosted mornings at Cox Media Group “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami, and also worked in the market at SBS Spanish urban contemporary “Ritmo 95.7” WRMA and co-owned Spanish Tropical “El Zol 106.7” WXDJ.   Read moreJanetzy Perera

Danita Trahan, Director of Content and morning host at Cumulus Media country KXKC Lafayette, LA (99.1), has exited the station after five years. Trahan joined the station in 2019 and has hosted morning since September 2022. She added director of content duties last summer. Read moreDanita Trahan

Friday, January 12, 2024

Chaiel Schaffel is named a full-time reporter at iHeartMedia news/talk WBZ Boston (1030). He has been serving as a news writer since October 2020 and previously interned at non-commercial news/talk WBUR Boston (90.9). Read moreChaiel Schaffel

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Chris Carson, who was hired as the successor to longtime morning host Jim Murphy after his retirement, has exited Midwest Communications CHR WIXX Green Bay, WI (101.1) after just a month on the job. Carson was with Cumulus Media country WPKR Appleton, WI (99.5) from 2012 to 2017 and had been working in real estate before returning to radio and WIXX. Read moreChris Carson

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Audacy urban contemporary “V-103” WVEE Atlanta adds Jazzy McBee to “The Big Tigger Morning Show,” effective Jan. 16. McBee joins the cast after working at numerous Florida stations including Cox Media Group urban AC “Star 94.5” WCFB and the former “Power 95.3” WPYO in Orlando, and urban AC “101.5 The Vibe” WTBV Tampa. She also spent time at the former “101.9 Amp Radio” WQMP Daytona Beach. Read moreJazzy McBee

iHeartMedia Central Florida Area President Barbara Latham announces her retirement, effective March 29. The 39-year company veteran has served as Region President since April 2021. Latham has spent the last 13 years in the market where she previously served as Senior VP of Sales. She also held market leadership roles in Jacksonville and Melbourne. She joined iHeartMedia in 1985 as an Account Executive. Read moreBarbara Latham

Withers Broadcasting “Kolt Country 107.5” KSED Sedona, AZ, OM/afternoon host Brandon “Shotgun Jackson” Young officially adds Market Manager duties for the company’s four-station Flagstaff cluster to his title. Young served the role in an unofficial capacity for the past year. Read moreShotgun Jackson

ReelWorld hires Durin Gleaves in the newly-created role of AI Development Director. He joins the company after 18 years at Adobe where he played a pivotal role in developing professional audio production tools. His tenure at Adobe included a decade as a Product Manager for Audition and five years managing audio workflows in Premiere Pro. Read moreDurin Gleaves

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Abe Kanan joins Audacy’s “98 Rock” KRXQ Sacramento, CA for afternoons. Kanan most recently co-hosted mornings at iHeartMedia’s “Rock 95.5” WHCI Chicago, exiting in July 2023. At KRXQ, he succeeds Jason Bailey who segued to mornings in July 2023. Kanan also has his show on SiriusXM’s Howard 101 channel and has worked at WKQX and WLUP in Chicago, WBGG Miami, and WNDX Indianapolis.  Read moreAbe Kanan