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Beasley/Tampa Names Travis Daily as OM

Beasley Media Group appoints Travis Daily as Operations Manager for its cluster in Tampa and Program Director of Country WQYK-FM, effective immediately. Daily spent the past 17 years at iHeartMedia, where he most recently served as Senior VP/Programming for the company's Tampa and Sarasota radio groups. Prior to that, he worked as morning host and Operations Manager for Clear Channel More

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WMMR-FM/Philadelphia Celebrates 50 Years in Rock Radio
Beasley Media Group's WMMR-FM (93.3)/Philadelphia, one of the longest running rock stations in the country, will celebrate 50 years of broadcasting in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 29. WMMR's Birthday week will officially kick off on Monday, April 23. Legendary Host Pierre Robert, who has been a fixture at the station More

Monticello Media Appoints Ralph Salierno as General Manager
Ralph Salierno
Ralph Salierno
George Reed, owner on Monticello Media, has announced the appointment of Ralph Salierno as VP/GM of its cluster in Charlottesville, VA, including WCHV, WYCK, WHTE, WKAV and WZGN. Salierno has worked in several markets including Virginia Beach, Oklahoma City, Memphis and most recently, Alpha Media/Fredericksburg, VA, More

NABEF Announces 2018 Service to America Award Winners
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) has announced the winners of the 2018 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner, held Tuesday, June 12 at the More

Purple Aces Athletics Establishes Radio Network
Purple Aces Athletics
Purple Aces Athletics
The University of Evansville unveils for the first time a multi-station radio network. Concurrent with the 2018-19 collegiate athletic season, Purple Aces fans will have the opportunity to hear live game action and the coaches' show for men's basketball, as well as select women's basketball, baseball and soccer games. The More

iHM Names Nesci EVP/Advanced Audio & Data Revenue
Justin Nesci
Justin Nesci
iHeartMedia appoints Justin Nesci as Executive VP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenue, effective immediately. In this newly-created role, Nesci will be responsible for developing a variety of data-driven, audio strategies. He brings over 20 years experience developing digital media revenue for publishers and media companies to More

WAY-FM Ups BJ O'Neal to Chief Development Officer
BJ O'Neal
BJ O'Neal
WAY-FM announces that current Nashville Station Manager and National Director of Business Development BJ O'Neal will join the executive team as Chief Development Officer, effective on July 1. As the Station Manager for the Nashville cluster, he oversaw operations for 88.7/88.9 WAY-FM in Nashville, 88.3 Clarksville TN and 88.1 More

Four Reps., One Senator Added as LRFA Co-Sponsors
Four Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have added support for the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 225 co-sponsors in the House. There are 27 LRFA co-sponsors More

WKQX/Chicago Taps Nick Draeger as Creative Imaging Director
Nick Draeger
Nick Draeger
Audio imaging pro Nick Draeger is appointed Creative Imaging Director for Rock WKQX-FM/Chicago. Draeger joins Cumulus from Entercom/Sacramento, where he handled imaging for Entercom's various Rock formats, including KKDO-FM (ALT 94.7). His career also includes imaging work for GrooveWorx, Apple Music and Magic Broadcasting in More

Lyndsey Marie Returns to Atlanta for WNNX Middays
Lyndsey Marie
Lyndsey Marie
Veteran radio personality Lyndsey Marie returns to Atlanta as midday host for WNNX-FM (Rock 100.5). Marie, who moved from Atlanta to Chicago in 2014 to host middays on former Cumulus co-owned Classic Rock WLUP-FM, has hosted Rock 100.5 middays remotely since that time. She returns to Atlanta on May 1 for her show which airs More

Showbiz Shelly Takes Over Middays at 103.5 KISS-FM/Chicago
Showbiz Shelly
Showbiz Shelly
iHeartMedia Chicago has named Showbiz Shelly as Midday Host for 103.5 KISS-FM. She'll will report to Tommy Austin, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia's Chicago Region. "Showbiz Shelly is a Chicago institution," said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia Markets Group's Chicago Region. "Shelly is a true More

CRB/CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne to Step Down
Bill Mayne
Bill Mayne
After nine consecutive years of leadership, Country Radio Broadcasters/Country Radio Seminar Executive Director Bill Mayne will leave his position with the non-profit in May, 2019, following the organization's 50th Anniversary Country Radio Seminar in February, 2019. Mayne has led the organization's operations since 2011, and More

Legendary Charleston Talent Frankie the Big Bopper Dies
Frankie Green aka Frankie the Big Bopper
Frankie Green aka Frankie the Big Bopper
Sad to report that legendary Charleston radio personality Frankie Green, known on-air as "Frankie the Big Bopper," died Wednesday morning. He was a native Charlestonian and a much-loved fixture on the Lowcountry entertainment scene for more than 40 years. Since February, 2000, he hosted a show on Cumulus Media's Urban AC More

Podtrac Releases Top 10 Podcast Publishers for March
Podtrac has release its Top 10 Podcast Publishers ranking for March, 2018, reflecting U.S. Unique Monthly Audience increased for half of the Top 10 publishers in March over February with iHeartMedia (11%) and Wondery (6%) showing the largest gains. Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of Top 10 publishers was More

WYAY-FM/Atlana Rolls Out New Talk Programming Lineup
Cumulus Media launches a new Talk programming lineup on WYAY-FM (The New Talk 106.7)/Atlanta. It includes former midday host and Atlanta radio icon "The Kimmer," along with Pete Davis and Jim Gossett, in afternoon drive from 3-6m, replacing Brian Joyce, who continues to host his afternoon show on co-owned WGOW-FM/Chattanooga, More

Comcast's Xfinity Named 2018 Radio Marketer of the Year
Radio Mercury Awards
Radio Mercury Awards
Comcast's Xfinity brand has been selected to receive the 2018 Radio Mercury Awards "Radio Marketer of the Year" Award in recognition of the programs the company has implemented to support its suite of video, broadband, mobile, phone and home security products and services that leverage the best of radio. Xfinity is a 52-week More

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Entercom inks a multi-year contract extension with "The TJ Show," hosted by TJ Taormina, Loren Raye and Producer Matt Shearer, to remain on WODS-FM (103.3 AMP Radio) More

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Beasley Media Group/Fort Myers: Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers, FL, cluster and corporate staff recently volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity's home sites in Collier County. The effort was part of the company's Community of Caring Initiative. While there, team members learned about the history of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and contributed their skills. Pictured is the entire on-site team.