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Cumulus Appoints John Toohey VP/Finance


Cumulus Media has appointed media finance executive John Toohey as Vice President, Finance for the Company. Based out of New York City and Atlanta, his new role includes financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and special projects. He will report directly to John Abbot, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Cumulus Media. Previously Toohey spent 12 years with Charter More

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iHM/DC-Baltimore Names Danny Bortnick Region SVP/Sales
Danny Bortnick
Danny Bortnick
iHeartMedia names Danny Bortnick as Region Senior Vice President of Sales for Washington DC-Baltimore, effective immediately. He'll oversee the sales operations teams in both markets. Bortnick is a media veteran with over a decade of experience, most recently serving as the Senior VP/Sales for More

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Entravision Names Erin Voden SVP Integrated Marketing in DC
Erin Voden
Erin Voden
Entravision Communications Corporation has announced the appointment of Erin Voden as Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions for its Washington, D.C. market, effective immediately. Reporting to Juan Navarro, Regional Vice President of Local Media Sales, she will oversee and manage More

Hall Communications/Lakeland, FL OM Mike James to Retire
Mike James
Mike James
Hall Communications/Lakeland, FL OM Mike James has announced his retirement, effective December 31, wrapping up a 40-year career in broadcasting. James joined WPCV-FM (97 Country) as Program Director in 2004, and was promoted to OM for the 4-station cluster in 2006, adding Adult Hits WWRZ-FM, Talk More

Triton Digital Appoints Daryl Battaglia as Senior VP
Daryl Battaglia
Daryl Battaglia
Triton Digital appoints Daryl Battaglia as Senior Vice President/Market Development & Strategy, Audience Research. He joins the company following a 22-year career at Nielsen where he held various positions including leading strategy and product development for their Media Analytics business. More

Entercom and Kansas City Royals Ink Broadcast Extension
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals
Entercom and the Kansas City Royals have announced a new five-year extension to continue airing the MLB team on KCSP-AM (610 Sports Radio) through the 2024 season. The Sports outlet been the broadcast home of the team in the Kansas City market since 2008. Under the agreement, 610 Sports Radio More

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Three U.S. Representatives Join Local Radio Freedom Act
U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress
Three Members of the House of Representatives have added their co-sponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potential More

Entravision Appoints McCauley SVP/Marketing Palm Springs
Robert McCauley
Robert McCauley
Entravision Communications Corporation has appointed Robert McCauley Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions, effective immediately. Reporting to Juan Navarro, Regional Vice President of Local Media Sales, McCauley will be responsible for sales management and growth of the More

Eddie One Takes Afternoon Drive on Cali 93.9/Los Angeles
Eddie One
Eddie One
Meruelo Media's KLLI-FM (Cali 93.9) Los Angeles taps Eddie One as its new host for afternoons from 3-7pm, starting Monday. Director of Programming E-Man announced that One has been officially named the station's Assistant Program Director. He joins Cali 93.9 after 14 years with with crosstown More

Tom Tolbert Extends Deal with KNBR-FM & AM San Francisco
Cumulus Media announces that Tom Tolbert, popular sports radio personality heard on San Francisco's KNBR 104.5FM & 680AM The Sports Leader, has signed a multi-year deal with the company. Tolbert has been with KNBR since 1996 and currently co-hosts Tolbert, Krueger & Brooks with Larry More

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C13Originals Launches Long May They Run Music Podcast Series
C13Originals has announced the launch of Long May They Run, a groundbreaking music documentary series about iconic touring bands who have a lasting impact on music culture, the industry, music streaming, touring, their fans and beyond. The first season will focus on the band Phish, exploring in More

Wolfman Jack Back on the Air in Charlotte and Odessa
Wolfman Jack
Wolfman Jack
Envision Networks syndicated The Wolfman Jack Radio Show is now airing in two new markets. In a strange coincidence, or is it the Wolfman's way of beckoning from beyond, both stations sit on the dial at 1490 AM. The two latest additions are Charlotte, NC's 1490 WSVM-AM every Sunday from 7 p.m. to More

Radio Milwaukee Names Ayisha Jaffer as PC/Afternoon Host
Ayisha Jaffer
Ayisha Jaffer
WYMS-FM (88Nine)/Milwaukee names former artist manager and air talent Ayisha Jaffer as afternoon host and Promotions Coordinator. She'll host the Alternative outlet's weekday afternoon shift from 2-6pm. As Promotions Coordinator, Jaffer will book the station's weekly 414 Live on-air performance More

Jacobs Media Announces Its 2020 CES Tour for Broadcasters
Jacobs Media
Jacobs Media
For the fourth consecutive year, Jacobs Media is organizing tours for radio broadcasters at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. CES is known as the world's gathering place for technology, with displays and showcases including smart speakers, the connected car, 5G, AI and many new More

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iHeartMedia Denver Names Dave Barnett Senior VP/Sales
Dave Barnett
Dave Barnett
iHeartMedia names Dave Barnett as Senior VP/Sales for its cluster in Denver, effective immediately. He joins the local group from the iHM/Tampa, where he most recently was VP/Sales for NewsRadio WFLA and 95.3 WDAE and the cluster's Director of Sports, working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa More

''America's 1st News'' Moves Studios To Flagship KTTH/Seattle
Matt Ray
Matt Ray
KTTH-AM & FM/Seattle is the new flagship station for syndicated "America's 1st News with Matt Ray" where he'll broadcast live weekday mornings. Now in its second year, AFN has grown to 85 affiliates and airs on several major market outlets. Ray is a 20-year News/Talk veteran whose background in More

iHeartMedia/Philadelphia Names Becki West VP of Sales
Becki West
Becki West
iHeartMedia appoints Becki West as Vice President of Sales and Director of Agency Partnerships in Philadelphia, effective immediately. She'll continue to oversee sales for WISX-FM (106.1 The Breeze). Prior to serving as General Sales Manager for the cluster, West served as GSM for Greater Media. More

Sam Dejesus Named Magic 92.5/San Diego Morning Producer
Samantha Dejesus (Photo Credit: Brandon Lozano)
Samantha Dejesus (Photo Credit: Brandon Lozano)
Local Media San Diego's XHRM-FM (Magic 92.5) morning show duo "Jagger & Kristi" have announced that Samantha DeJesus, nicknamed "Sam" on-air, as their new producer. She stepped in the producer role during the interim period following the departure of Sheryl Love in July. DeJesus now takes on More

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Cruise Joins Townsquare Media/Portsmouth NH as OM/BM
Sammy Cruise
Sammy Cruise
Sammy Cruise joins Townsquare Media in Portsmouth, NH, as Operations Manager and Brand Manager with direct oversight of Country WOKQ. He succeeds Robby Bridges, wo will exit the post on September 15. Previously, Cruise spent the last 11 years with WIRK-FM (New Country 103.1)/West Palm Beach, most More

William McGorry Elected to the BFA Board of Directors
William McGorry
William McGorry
Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame Chairman William McGorry has been elected to the board of directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, during a meeting of the board earlier this week. McGorry oversees Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame nominating process and manages the annual More

Saga Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.30 Per Share
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications has announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid on October 11, 2019 to shareholders of record on September 23. The amount of the payment to be made in connection with More

WRMF's KVJ Show Raised $200K to Help Bahamas Relief Efforts
The KVJ Show
The KVJ Show
WRMF/West Palm Beach's "The KVJ Show" doubled its original goal and raised $200,000 in donations to help the relief efforts in the Bahamas, after a 48-hour radiothon. To aid in the recovery effort, the KVJ Show broadcast from 6am on Wednesday, September 11 until More

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Changes & Moves
Eddie One
Eddie One
Meruelo Media's KLLI-FM (Cali 93.9) Los Angeles taps Eddie One as its new host for afternoons from 3-7pm, starting Monday. Director of More

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WJVL-FM/Janesville: WJVL Program Direcctor Justin Brown and his wife Mary visit with Dustin Lynch during on stop on the Very Hot Summer Tour in Chicago on September 14.

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