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Entercom Upstate Names Rogers as News Director
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Lee Rodgers
Entercom Upstate promotes veteran radio executive and air personality Lee Rogers to News Director for News/Talk WYRD-FM (106.3 WORD)/Greenville, SC. Rogers will also direct news for the company's six-station cluster there with an increased emphasis More

Steve McCoy Joins WYAY/Atlanta to Host Mornings
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Steve McCoy
Cumulus announces that longtime Atlanta radio personality and two-time Marconi nominee Steve McCoy will join WYAY-FM (News Radio 106.7) as morning host, effective March 2. His 25-year career as an Atlanta radio institution began at Z-93, when he More

WGTZ (Fly 92.9)/Dayton Flips to ''Soft Rock 92.9''
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Alpha Media rebrands WGTZ-FM from "Fly 92.9" to "Soft Rock 92.9." The former Adult Hits outlet will continue to play many artists from Fly 92.9's library, from the 70's and 80's through today. Listeners can expect to hear artists such as The Eagles, More

Sam Nelson Resigns as WUHT/Birmingham PD
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Sam Nelson
Sam Nelson resigns as Program Director of Cumulus Urban AC WUHT-FM (Hot 107.7)/Birmingham to return to Jacksonville, FL, in order to be with family. Cluster OM Ryan Haney adds WUHT programming duties for now. Nelson joined the station from Straightway Radio in July, 2014, where he served as Director of Programming overseeing WTMP/Tampa, More

Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni
Hubbard Broadcasting has closed on its previously announced acquisition of sixteen (11 FMs/5 AMs) and one translator in four clusters located throughout Minnesota from Omni Broadcasting Company for $8 million. Included in the deal are KIKV-FM (100.7) and KULO-FM (94.3)/Alexandria. KLLZ-FM (99.1), KKZY-FM (95.5), WQXJ-FM (104.5), KBHP-FM More

Madison Achieves Historic Goal of 52-Hour Marathon
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Joe Madison during the 52-hour marathon
SiriusXM's Joe Madison achieved the historic goal of a 52-hour marathon broadcast he had set his sights on. During the broadcast, he raised more than $150,000 for the construction of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the final museum planned to be built on the National Mall in Washington, DC. More

Oakland A's Ink Extension with KGMZ/San Francisco
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The Oakland Athletics and flagship station KGMZ-FM (95.7 FM The Game)/San Francisco have extended their partnership for four years, guaranteeing that A's baseball will be heard on the Entercom Sports outlet through at least the 2018 season. As part of the new deal, The Game will again broadcast all 162 regular season A's games, select More

News/Talk WKIM/Memphis Flips to ''98.9 The Vibe''
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Cumulus News/Talk WKIM-FM (Newstalk FM 98.9)/Memphis flips to Classic Hip-Hop as "98.9 The Vibe." Danni Bruns, who also hosts middays co-owned Rock WXMX-FM (98.1 The Max), will continue as Program Director of "The Vibe." The station will now compete against crosstown Flinn Broadcasting's Classic Hip-Hop WIVG-FM (Bumpin' 96) and More

More Than 100 Support Pro-Local Radio Resolution
A bipartisan group of 15 Representatives on Thursday (2-26) signed as co-sponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 109 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) More

American Crime Post-Show Podcast Series to Launch
ABC and PodcastOne announced Friday the launch of a new, original podcast series which takes an in-depth look at the new television drama "American Crime," premiering Thursday, March 5 on ABC. Each week, "The American Crime Podcast," hosted by film critic and radio personality Elvis Mitchell, will feature behind-the-scenes insights and More

Westwood One to Syndicate Jonathon Brandmeier
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Jonathon Brandmeier (aka Johnny B)
Westwood One inks a partnership and syndication deal with veteran Chicago radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (aka Johnny B) that will bring his brand of talk radio back to Chicago and to listeners nationwide beginning in March. "The Jonathon Brandmeier Show" will air live weekdays from 10am-1pm ET on stations, including More

Cox Names Williamson Director of Digital Revenue
Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Rachel Williamson as its new Director of Digital Revenue Development. In this role, Williamson will be focused on working with CMG's 59 radio brands across the country to drive our digital revenue growth and integrated sales. "We are very excited to have Rachel join our team," said Jesse McCambridge, More

Entravision Q4 Net Revenues Up 9%, Earnings Down
Entravision Communications reported fourth quarter net revenues climbed 9% to $65.2 million from $60.09 million in 2013. Operating expenses grew 6% to $38.2 million from $35.9 million, while free cashflow was up 16% to $15.6 million from $13.4 million. The Spanish language broadcaster posted net earnings of $5.9 million (7 cents per More

BFA to Honor Mel Karmazin with 2015 Lowry Mays
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Mel Karmazin
Mel Karmazin is the 2015 recipient of the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award that will be presented during The Broadcasters Foundation of America annual breakfast held at 7am on Wednesday, April 15 during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. This year, the Awards Breakfast moves to a new location, More

Benztown Joins with Vipology for Websites/SIP
Benztown Radio Networks has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Vipology to market its websites and social incentive programs to radio stations for barter. Vipology provides station websites with automated format-specific content every day to keep station sites topical, relevant and engaging. The content includes music, Hollywood and More

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KQMV (MOViN 92.5) Seattle Moves Barnes to Middays
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Justin Barnes
KQMV-FM (MOViN 92.5) Seattle night talent Justin Barnes moves up to middays. Additionally, he's appointed to the newly-created post as Social Media Director for the Hubbard Radio CHR outlet. Barnes joined MOViN for nights from a three-year stint in afternoons on Clear Channel's former crosstown KFNK-FM in December,
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WYGC-FM/Gainesville Adds Charlie Tuna to Middays
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Charlie Tuna
JVC Media/Gainesville, FL, adds syndicated radio veteran Charlie Tuna for the rockin' midday show on Classic Hits WYGC-FM (104.9 WOW FM). Tuna was heard around the world daily on the Armed Forces Radio Network for a 25-year, 6000-show run from 1971 to 1996, as well as on numerous syndicated radio shows, since the early 70's.
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Dave Ramsey Show Continues Growth in 2015
The syndicated "Dave Ramsey Show" can now be heard on WNEW-FM in Washington, DC and will be available on WBT-AM & FM in Charlotte beginning March 2. These additions come on the heels of upgrades on KTAR-FM/Phoenix, KXNT-FM/Las Vegas and KEIB-AM in Los Angeles. The program now airs on more than 550 affiliates and is heard by
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Financial Exchange Adds WXTK Cape Cod
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Barry Armstrong and Kim Carrigan
The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong and Kim Carrigan is adding another station to its growing network. The popular business radio show, which has added seven affiliates since last September, will now air on WXTK FM 95.1, Cape Cod's top-rated news station. The show will air live from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each weekday
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Mike Scott Exits WBTU-FM/Fort Wayne as PD
Adams Radio Group Country WBTU-FM/Fort Wayne, IN, Program Director Mike Scott, who also handled mornings on co-owned WWFW-FM, exits. He became PD of WBTU in September after joining WWFW for mornings in April. Previously, he served as PD/afternoons at WNNF-FM/Cincinnati, after spending 12 years as MD/middays at CBS
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KQMV-FM (MOViN 92.5) Seattle night talent Justin Barnes moves up to middays. Additionally, he's appointed to the newly-created post as Social Media Director for the Hubbard Radio CHR outlet. Barnes joined MOViN for nights from a three-year stint in afternoons on Clear Channel's former crosstown KFNK-FM in December, 2010. Concurrently, 5-year weekend and overnight personality Kel Walker will take over the night host position.

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