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 2023-01-20 16:00 

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Sweeny Murti Departs WFAN...

After thirty years with Audacy Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York, Sweeny Murti is departing the station. Murti has served as the station's New York Yankees beat reporter since 2001 after previously working as a producer and update anchor for the ...

 2023-01-20 15:48 

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Clint August Joins Sarah Beebe and Chris Boyer In Mornings At KGB-FM...

iHeartMedia Classic Rock 101.5 KGB-FM San Diego has announced the addition of afternoon host Clint August to its morning show. August will join incumbent co-hosts Sarah Beebe and Chris Boyer for "KGB Mornings with Sarah, Boyer and Clint". Beebe an...

 2023-01-20 14:41 

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Cox Promotes Elroy Smith To Director of Urban Content...

Cox Media Group has announced the promotion of Elroy Smith to Director of Urban Content. Smith has been with Cox since November 2021 serving as Director of Branding and Programming for Adult R&B "Star 94.5" WCFB Daytona Beach/Orlando, "Hot 99....

 2023-01-20 14:17 

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Jerry "The Geator" Blavat Dies At 82...

Longtime Philadelphia Oldies radio personality Jerry 'The Geator" Blavat died early this morning at the age of 82. Blavat's "Geater Gold Radio" was currently heard daily on a network of stations in the region including 1490 WBCB/107.3 ...

 2023-01-20 13:52 

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Mike-FM & Buck Swap Spots In Hill Country...

JAM Broadcasting shuffled formats at three of its four stations in Texas' Hill Country west of San Antonio on January 8. Texas/Red Dirt Country "The Buck" has moved from 103.7 KAXA Mountain Home and 1230 KERV/107.7 K299CA Kerrville to 99.1 KZA...

 2023-01-20 12:30 

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Station Sales Week of 1/20...

Estrella Media sells 1540 KZMP University Park/Dallas to Dick Witkovski's North Texas Radio Group for $250,000. KZMP has been operating via STA with 100 watts from a rooftop antenna after Estrella Media sold its tower site in 2021 and dismantled its f...

 2023-01-19 23:42 

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102.5 The Block Adds Amanda Seales Show For Middays...

After debuting in mornings on Radio One's 100.3 WRNB Philadelphia in November, the company's new Amanda Seales Show will add its second affiliate on Hip Hop "102.5 The Block" W273DA/610 WFNZ Charlotte. Co-hosted by Marc 'DJ Nailz' ...

 2023-01-19 21:16 

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Audacy Makes Alternative Leadership Promotions...

Audacy has announced three promotions to its programming leadership team for the Alternative format under format Vice President Kevin Weatherly. Christine Malovetz rises to VP/Alternative Programming and Operations while continuing to oversee programming ...

 2023-01-19 20:41 

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James Rabe Exits The Night Shift & KYBA...

James Rabe has exited his roles as Brand Manager and Morning Host at Townsquare Media AC "Y105" KYBA Stewartville/Rochester MN and host of Townsqaure and Compass Media Networks' "The Night Shift". Rabe has been with KYBA since 2015 aft...

 2023-01-19 20:00 

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Why Aren't There More Follow-Ups?...

For years, it was a given. If an artist had a CHR hit, there would almost certainly be a follow-up, maybe even on the first Tuesday after that song peaked. There were only a few typical exceptions — artists at the end of an album project that had al...

 2023-01-19 17:40 

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WKML Promotes Sarah Weaver To Program Director...

Beasley Media Country 95.7 WKML Fayetteville NC has promoted Sarah Weaver to Program Director. Weaver has been with WKML since 2016 first serving as midday host before moving to morning show co-host in August 2017 and later rising to APD/MD. She will cont...

 2023-01-19 17:25 

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Eric Romero Joins United Stations...

United Stations has announced the addition of Eric Romero as Chief Revenue Officer. Romero joins United Stations from Ftbol de Primera where he served as Sr. Director of Network Sales. He has also held sales postions at WPOW Miami, Univision, ABC Radio Ne...

 2023-01-19 16:46 

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KHTK Expands Local Programming...

Bonneville Media's "Sactown Sports" 1140 KHTK Sacramento CA is expanding its local programming from six to twelve hours daily starting Monday, January 23. KHTK will expand its "Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross" to run from 6-11am a...

 2023-01-19 15:00 

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Dex & Barbie T Bid Farewell To Hot 98.1 & Hot 104.5...

Dex Mitchell and Barbie T Whitmire have departed mornings at SummitMedia Rhythmic CHRs "Hot 98.1" WHZT Williamston/Greenville SC and "Hot 104.5" WKHT Knoxville TN for an as yet unannounced station. The duo have hosted mornings together at ...

 2023-01-18 19:27 

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Chris Crawford Rises To WSB APD...

Cox Media Group News/Talk 750 WSB Atlanta/95.5 WSBB Doraville GA has promoted Chris Crawford to Assistant Program Director. Crawford joined WSB last June after previously spending seven years at sister WDBO Orlando where he served as a producer for Sports...

 2023-01-18 18:09 

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Civic Media Expands Liberal Talk Programming To Green Bay...

Civic Media has closed on its purchase of Oldies 1590 WGBW Denmark/97.9 W250CV Green Bay WI and flipped the station to its statewide Liberal News/Talk programming. The station will carry the company's daily programming including UpNorthNews Radio with...

 2023-01-18 17:50 

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Scott "Froggy' Langley Rises To WQIK Program Director...

iHeartMedia Country 99.1 WQIK Jacksonville has announced the appointment of Scott 'Froggy' Langley as Program Director. Langley, who hosts afternoons on WQIK, is also a longtime producer/cast-member of the Elvis Duran morning show. He previously s...

 2023-01-18 15:55 

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Cox Makes Multiple Programming Promotions In Miami...

Cox Media Group has announced a series of promotions within their programming operations in Miami. Phil Michaels-Trueba rises from Director of Programming & Branding for Hip Hop "99 Jamz" WEDR and Adult R&B "Hot 105" WHQT to Director of Op...

 2023-01-18 14:59 

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Nick Gomez Rises To Hot 99.5 Music Director...

Six months after joining iHeartMedia CHR "Hot 99.5" WIHT Washington DC as night host, Nick Gomez has been promoted to Music Director at the station. Gomez joined WIHT in July 2022 from "Z100" WHTZ New York where he has spent his entire car...

 2023-01-18 14:55 

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Jim Antes Joins WJBR As Station Manager...

Townsquare Media Monmouth/Ocean NJ Market President/Chief Revenue Officer Jim Antes is returning to Beasley Media Group in the dual role of Station Manager for AC "Mix 99.5" WJBR Wilmington DE and Web Presence Director for the company's Philad...

 2023-01-18 14:11 

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Kelly Urich To Retire From Mornings At KCMO-FM...

Kelly Urich is retiring as morning host at Cumulus Media Classic Hits 94.9 KCMO-FM Shawnee KS/Kansas City later this year. Urich announced on-air today his intent to retire, but no timeline has been established. KCMO-FM Program Director Jim Fox has begun ...

 2023-01-18 12:30 

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Conservative Talk Out In Western Kansas...

Rocking M Media has dropped Conservative Talk at three of its Western Kansas stations. 730 KLOE Goodland KS has flipped to Sports "Fox Sports 730". KLOE retains its local "Good Neighbor Hour" hosted by Curtis Duncan from 6:00 to 8:00am Mou...

 2023-01-18 12:00 

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WMHT Appoints Anthony Hayes As President/CEO...

WMHT Public Media has appointed Anthony Hayes as its new President/CEO. WMHT owns Classical 89.1 WMHT-FM Schenectady/88.7 WRHV Poughkeepsie and AAA "Exit 97.7/106.1" WEXT Amsterdam/W291BY Albany NY along with PBS' WMHT-TV. Hayes joins the orga...

 2023-01-17 22:13 

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Ryan Edwards Moves To KOA's Sports Zoo...

iHeartMedia News/Talk 850 KOA Denver/94.1 K231BQ Golden/94.1 K231AA Boulder has announced the addition of Ryan Edwards to its "KOA Sports Zoo" hosted by Dave Logan and Alfred Williams. Edwards moves to afternoons from co-hosting "Broncos Count...

 2023-01-17 19:00 

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The 100 Most Lost Songs of the 2000s...

Every now and then, listeners to SiriusXM or online-only radio will inquire as to how a song can have such a high Lost Factor score if they've heard it on the radio recently. Last week, I heard "Untouched" by the Veronicas on the radio. It sou...

 2023-01-17 18:30 

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Domain Insight 1/17: What's Buena In Reno?...

A number of domain registrations point to two companies potentially launching a Regional Mexican station branded as " La Buena ".Plus another Zone coming to Montana and perhaps elsewhere....

 2023-01-17 17:37 

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Rick Thomas Joins Beasley Tampa...

Beasley Media has announced the appointment of Rick Thomas as Brand Manager of its Tampa cluster and Program Director of Country 99.5 WQYK. Thomas joins WQYK from SummitMedia where he has served as Brand and Content Leader for Top 40, Hot AC and AC since ...

 2023-01-17 15:52 

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SiriusXM Extends NHL Rights Deal...

SiriusXM, SiriusXM Canada and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced an extension of their broadcasting agreement through the 2028-29 NHL season. SiriusXM will continue to deliver fans across North America access to every NHL game throughout the...

 2023-01-17 15:03 

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Suzi Watford Joins SiriusXM As SVP/Chief Growth Officer...

SiriusXM has announced the appointment of Suzi Watford to the newly-created position of SVP/Chief Growth Officer for the company. Watford will oversee SiriusXM's enterprise-level growth strategy across a variety of key areas, including the company'...

 2023-01-17 14:11 

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Bobbi Pereyda & Krystal Pino Swap Stations In Tucson...

Two Cumulus Media Tucson personalities are trading stations. Bobbi Pereyda is moving from middays at Classic Hip Hop "97.5 The Vibe" KSZR Oro Valley to join Country 99.5 KIIM Tucson in the same daypart. Krystal Pino, who previously hosted middays ...

 2023-01-17 13:15 

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Kaylin Mozdzen To Depart WLZT For WTCB...

Townsquare Media AC "Lite 98.7" WLZW Utica NY Brand Manager/morning co-host Kaylin Mozdzen will be departing the station later this week to join Cumulus Media AC "B106.7" WTCB Orangeburg/Columbia SC. Mozdzen began her career at WLZW as a t...

 2023-01-17 12:30 

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WKXX Flips To Classic Country...

Sand Mountain Broadcasting has flipped "Fox Sports 102.9" WKXX Attalla/Gadsden AL to Classic Country. Branding under its frequency and call letters, the station is positioning as "Alabama's Country Classics" as a flanker to sister Coun...

 2023-01-16 23:00 

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Robby Bridges Rises To WWZY VP/Programming...

Press Communications has announced it has promoted Robby Bridges from Director of Programming to VP/Programming for Classic Rock "107.1 The Boss" WWZY Long Branch/99.7 WBHX Tuckerton NJ. Bridges, who also co-hosts mornings with his wife Rochelle G...

 2023-01-16 19:30 

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The Block Debuts In Kalamazoo & Battle Creek...

Townsquare Media has launched Adult R&B "102.5/104.9 The Block" in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek MI. The new brand replaces Classic Hits "K102.5" on 102.5 W273AR Paw Paw/103.3 WKFR-HD2 Kalamazoo and Alternative "104.9 The Edge" WBXX M...

 2023-01-16 18:59 

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Classic Country 93.1 Launches In Roanoke...

Brian Sizer's Backroads Radio LLC has flipped Christian 1550 WKBA/93.1 W226CN Vinton/Roanoke VA to "Classic Country 93.1". The station is partially simulcasting cousin "Classic Country 98.1" WBRF Galax VA in which Sizer is co-owner and...

 2023-01-16 18:43 

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The Baka Boyz Add Mornings At 102.1 Jams San Francisco...

Audacy Classic Hip Hop "102.1 Jams" KRBQ San Francisco is rounding out its on-air lineup with the addition of Compass Media Networks' Baka Boyz Daily for mornings. Hosted by Eric and Nick Vidal, the Baka Boyz previously hosted mornings in San ...

 2023-01-16 15:00 

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Moose Launches In Laconia...

Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures has launched Classic Hits "The Moose 103.3" 1350 WHNM/103.3 W277DJ Laconia NH. Costa Eagle is in the process of acquiring the station, previously News/Talk under WEZS call letters from Gary Hammond for $225,000. Utilizin...

 2023-01-16 14:30 

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Megan Rieder Exits KZKX...

Alpha Media Country "KX 96.9" KZKX Seward/Lincoln NE has cut ties with midday host Megan Rieder. Rieder joined KZKX in November 2020 after previously hosting in the same daypart for SummitMedia Rock "Z92" KEZO-FM Omaha from 2015 to 2020. S...

 2023-01-16 12:30 

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Air 1 Expands In Memphis As Drake FM Moves Online...

Educational Media Foundation's "Air1" has added a second signal in the Memphis area as it is now being heard on Flinn Broadcasting's 96.1 WIVG Tunica MS. WIVG, which rimshots Memphis from the south, joins 96.7 W244BY Memphis/94.9 WKVF-HD2 ...

 2023-01-15 17:00 

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FCC Report 1/15: Breaking Down Station Ownership By Gender & Race...

The FCC released its Sixth Report on Ownership of Broadcast Stations presenting data on ownership interests in commercial and noncommercial broadcast stations as of October 1, 2021 by gender, race, and ethnicity utilizing data collected from FCC Forms 323...

 2023-01-13 19:00 

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Why The Soft Rock Never Stopped...

Beginning with its title, the new Paramount+ documentary, Sometimes When We Touch: The Reign, Ruin, and Resurrection of Soft Rock is built around a timeline where an entire genre became reviled, then revived. The "Ruin" episode tags soft rock'...

 2023-01-13 17:06 

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Joey & Lauren Expand To Spokane...

Iliad Media Group's Joey & Lauren in the Morning have added their first external affiliate with the show debuting on QueenB Radio Rhythmic CHR "Hot 96.9" KEZE Spokane WA. Hosted by Joey & Lauren Jenkins, the married couple have been hosting mo...

 2023-01-13 15:34 

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Duane & Abby Return To Memphis At 94.1 The Wolf...

Former Cumulus Media Country "Kix 106" WGKX Memphis morning hosts Duane Shannon and Abby Summers are returning to the market to host afternoons on Audacy Country "94.1 The Wolf" WLFP Germantown TN. The husband/wife duo hosted mornings at W...

 2023-01-13 14:26 

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WEEI Completes Schedule Revamp With Addition Of Adam Jones; Promotes Ken Laird To Brand Manager...

After revamping their midday, afternoon, and evening shows at the end of 2022, Audacy Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Lawrence/Boston and its network across New England have completed their changes with the addition of "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM evening hos...

 2023-01-13 13:20 

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Townsquare Media Turns Off Two More Northeast AMs...

In addition to shutting down Sports 1360 WYOS Binghamton NY in late 2022, Townsquare Media has turned off two other AMs. Oldies/Standards "Kool AM" 1490 WTVL Waterville ME has signed off. The 1kW AM operated out of the company's nearby Augusta...

 2023-01-13 12:30 

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Station Sales Week Of 1/13...

Ronny Joe Whitlock will purchase "Estrella 95.1" KRGX Rio Grande City TX from the Eugenio Falcon led 95.1 Investments for $150,000. Whitlock, who has worked in broadcasting since the 1960s, previously owned stations in Brownsville and Corpus Chris...

 2023-01-13 02:36 

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WVFJ-FM Tower Destroyed By Tornado...

Radio Training Network Christian AC "93.3 The Joy FM" WVFJ-FM Greenville/Atlanta GA is off the air as its tower was directly struck by a tornado on Thursday, January 12. A message on the network's website states, "Sadly, our 93.3 tower was...

 2023-01-13 02:23 

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K-Love Notifies Listeners Of Facebook Page Hacking...

Educational Media Foundation's "K-Love" has notified listeners that its Facebook page has been compromised since December 26. Also affecting the pages of other EMF properties including Air1, AccessMore and multiple shows on the networks, the c...

 2023-01-12 23:25 

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Adam Bomb Takes Mornings At Hot 93.3 Dallas...

Cumulus Media's 90s/2000s Hits "Hot 93.3" KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas has added Adam Bomb for mornings. It marks a return of Bomb to the station who previously hosted mornings during its CHR "i93" incarnation from 2010 to 2012. Bomb, wh...

 2023-01-12 21:34 

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iHeartMedia Promotes Trio To New Sales Executive Roles...

iHeartMedia has announced a trio of promotions. iHeartMedia Phoenix SVP/Sales Amy Leimbach will become Region SVP/Sales for the newly created Greater Texas Region including Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. Leimbach has been with iHeart Phoenix in her curre...

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