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Rich Bailey Joins WIVK-FM/Knoxville as PD


Cumulus Media appoints Rich Bailey as Program Director for Country WIVK-FM/Knoxville, TN. He joins the local Knoxville cluster after 23 years as Program Director for WWST-FM (Star 102.1). Bailey has also programmed Mix 95.1/Charleston, SC and KISS 98.7/Greensboro as well as being a popular air talent in Knoxville for over 20 years. VP/Market Manager Ken Salyer said More

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WGZB-FM/Louisville Content Director Juan Hustle Exits
Juan Hustle
Juan Hustle
WGZB-FM/Louisville Content Director and afternoon talent Juan Hustle exits after over four years with the Alpha Media Urban outlet. The 15-year veteran radio programmer and air personality's previous stops include WTMG-FM/Gainesville FL as Digital Content Director and afternoon host, WJZE-FM/Toledo OH as a More

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WWMP-FM/Burlington VT Flips to Rock as ''Rock 103.3''
WWMP-FM
WWMP-FM
Northeast Broadcasting's Adult Hits WWMP-FM (Free 103.3) serving Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY, flips to Rock, as "Rock 103.3" with the positioning slogan ""Everything That Rocks." The new format debuted with 10,000 songs commercial free. Artists include bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing More

Men Behind American Radio Empire Scam Get to Prison Time
Dain Schult and Joel Hixon
Dain Schult and Joel Hixon
The two former radio personalities that defrauded investors out of millions of dollars have been sentenced to prison, reports the Las Cruces Sun News. Both Dain Schult and Joel Hixon were charged with trying to convince investors they were assembling a iHeartRadio-type multimedia conglomerate. They More

Christian Music Broadcasters Announces Match Program
Christian Music Broadcasters
Christian Music Broadcasters
Due to the recent threat of Hurricane Dorian, the board of Christian Music Broadcasters announced the cancellation Momentum 2019 on August 30. The ramifications of canceling Momentum started out as a $561,993 loss and is now down to $252,609 because of considerate attendees donating More

Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock Host was ''The Masked Singer''
Paul Shaffer
Paul Shaffer
On a world stage with millions watching and the tension thick enough to cut with a knife, Paul Shaffer, musician and host of Envision Networks' "Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock," was unmasked as the skeleton on the FOX TV show, "The Masked Singer." "It gave me a chance to try songs that I never would've thought I More

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Edward Long joins Radio One's WPZE (Praise 102.5)/Atlanta
Edward Long
Edward Long
Edward Long joins Radio One's WPZE-FM (Praise 102.5)/Atlanta. Long, a third generation minister, recognized inspirational speaker and entrepreneur, will host a new show "Lit Nights with Ed and Bre," week nights from 11pm-1am. "Lit Nights is an outlet to provide yet another fresh avenue in the More

KZOK's 22nd Rock The Harvest Event Raises Over $101,000
KZOK-FM
KZOK-FM
iHeartMedia Classic Rock KZOK-FM/Seattle raised over $101,000 at its 22nd annual Rock The Harvest radiothon to benefit Northwest Harvest, Washington's leading hunger relief agency -- supporting a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-needs schools. The event More

Legendary Country Radio Host Bob Kingsley Dies at Age 80
Bob Kingsley
Bob Kingsley
Legendary Country music broadcaster and host Bob Kingsley has died at his home in Weatherford, TX, from bladder cancer. He was 80. Kingsley's 60-year career began in the Air Force, when he got his start in radio working for Armed Forces Radio. His long radio journey also included stints at KFOX, KGBS, KFI More

Beasley Media Group Names Todd Handy Chief Digital Officer
Todd Handy
Todd Handy
Beasley Media Group names Todd Handy to the newly created post of Chief Digital Officer, beginning Friday, November 1. The Utah native's previously stops include VP/Digital Media & Ad Tech at MarketStar, VP/Publisher Development at Tout and VP/Advertising Strategy & Products at Deseret Digital Media. More

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Curtis Media Names Brandon Fanney GSM at Raleigh Outlets
Brandon Fanney
Brandon Fanney
Curtis Media Group appoints Brandon Fanney as General Sales Manager of CHR WWPL-FM and WPLW-FM (92.9 & 102.5 Pulse FM) and Hot AC (92.9 Star FM)/Raleigh, effective Monday, October 21. Most recently, he was VP/Sales at Voice Media, where he handled sales efforts in Wilmington NC, Virginia Beach and More

Entercom Expands Distribution Partnerships for RADIO.COM
Entercom
Entercom
Entercom is expanding its distribution partnerships for RADIO.COM. These new partners include Autonomic Controls, DTS Play-Fi and the BluOS hi-res wireless multiroom platform, each fully integrating RADIO.COM and its portfolio of on-demand and live digital audio content on their platforms. "We are More

Marc Radio Launches New R&B Station in Gainesville FL
Marc Radio
Marc Radio
Marc Radio flips Classic Country WDVH-AM (980) and W231DH/Gainesville, FL, to R&B Oldies as R&B 94.1, featuring R&B hits from the '70s, '80s and '90s. Artists ranges from Marvin Gaye, Mary Blige and Whitney Houston to Prince along with Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and Luther More

ESPN Radio Set to Broadcast the World Series
ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio
ESPN Radio will broadcast the World Series for the 22nd consecutive year, starting Tuesday, October 22. Dan Shulman, the national radio voice of the "Fall Classic," will describe the action for the ninth consecutive season. He'll be joined by analyst Chris Singleton and reporter More

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Editorial: Radio Personalities Need More Presence
Developing a winning radio personality is like building a relationship with listeners. It takes time to grow a bond. It can't be rushed, but managers can accelerate growth through the five stages of my Personality Success Path. But that takes courage to allow personalities to have more presence on the More

Westwood One to Distribute McLaughlin Group Radio Show
Westwood One
Westwood One
Cumulus Media's Westwood One has announced it will distribute and sell a new podcast and weekend radio show with The McLaughlin Group. The podcast joins the Westwood One Podcast Network on November 1 and the radio show will debut the weekend of December 7-8. Political writer and commentator Tom Rogan hosts More

KMZK-FM/Grand Junction CO Appoints Kris Kain as PD
Kris Kain
Kris Kain
Active Rock KMZK-FM/Grand Junction, CO, taps 11-year market vet and current morning talent Kris Kain as its new Program Director. He replaces OM Christian "Ravin'" Herrera, who exits to pursue new opportunities. Prior to KMZK, Kain worked at crosstown Rock KKNN-FM (95 Rock) for several years. The Colorado More

96.3 WDVD-FM's Kendall Taylor Adds Music Director Stripes
Kendall Taylor
Kendall Taylor
Kendall Taylor, Midday Personality and Assistant Program Director for Detroit Hot Adult Contemporary radio station 96.3 WDVD-FM, has been appointed Music Director for the station. Taylor joined Cumulus Detroit in 2017 as WDVD Midday Host and Assistant Program Director, positions she will continue to hold. More

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PodcastOne Scores 51 Digital Hollywood Award Nominations
PodcastOne is proud to announce that the network's programs have earned a total of 51 Digital Hollywood Award nominations in the event's inaugural year - the most of any podcast network. The awards will be announced at the Digital Hollywood Conference on November 14. Of the More

WENZ-FM (Z107.9)/Cleveland Names DJ AngelBaby to Middays
DJ Angelbaby
DJ Angelbaby
Radio One's Urban WENZ-FM (Z107.9) Cleveland names DJ Angelbaby to middays, beginning October 21. She replaces Bijou Star who remains with the local cluster and will assume a new role in January, 2020. Angelbaby continues to handle afternoons at WGPR-FM (Hot 107.5) Detroit, as well as hosting "Rap Attack" More

iHM Teams with Modelo, Anderson .Paak for Refugee Concerts
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
Modelo has teamed with Anderson .Paak for the Modelo Fighting Chance Concert Series, an iHeartRadio production. Together, along with music fans, they are raising money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help refugees, immigrants and Americans in need achieve their full potential. Fans can join More

WWYY/Allentown Morning Personality Riley Reed Exits
Riley Reed (Photo credit: Christa Neu)
Riley Reed (Photo credit: Christa Neu)
Riley Reed exits mornings at Cumulus Alternative WWYY-FM (Spin Radio 107-1) Allentown, PA, following the station's move to simulcast with Country WCTO-FM (Cat Country 96). Prior to WWYY, he worked at Alternative WRXL-FM/Richmond and Active Rock WJRR-FM/Orlando. Reed has also served as a morning intern on AC More

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DJ Angelbaby
DJ Angelbaby
Radio One's Urban WENZ-FM (Z107.9) Cleveland names DJ Angelbaby to middays, beginning October 21. She replaces Bijou More

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KKXA-AM/Everett WA: Classic Country KXA celebrated it's 8th birthday over the weekend at the Scuttlebutt Taproom with morning guy Stitch Mitchell, live bands and Chickensh*t Bingo.

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