Kobi "OC" Kearney checked in with FMQB Monday night (7/1) following his exit as MD/night host at Beasley Rhythmic CHR WRDW (Wired 96.5)/Philadelphia. "First of all I would like to say THANK YOU to the Beasley family for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a career goal and dream of working and playing in Philly!" Kobi tells FMQB, "The past year and some change has been sooo much fun and I will cherish the memories for the rest of my career and life! I will definitely miss everyone in the 555 Building! Since this is my first time 'On The Beach' as they say in the biz... I will take some time to Relax and Recharge for my next radio destination! Until I land I guess I will get on the Flo Rida workout plan and start dancing for some side cash! Magic Mike ain't got nothin on Sexual Chocolate!" You can reach out to Kobi at email@example.com.
To commemorate it's 40th anniversary, WCBS-FM/New York will feature an on-air celebration starting on July 6 through July 8, featuring the artists and jocks who have been a part of the last 40 years of playing New York's Greatest Hits. "CBS-FM has been a proven ratings leader in New York and has also served as the blueprint for classic hits radio stations across the country. It's a pleasure to both work and listen to the station each day," said SVP/Market Manager. Don Bouloukos. Jim Ryan, CBS Radio VP/AC Programming and WCBS-FM PD, offered, "I am just amazed by the extreme level of passion that listeners of all ages have for WCBS-FM. It truly represents the sound of New York."
At CHR WWWQ/Atlanta, midday host Brittany is out, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Matt Spatz returns to radio as Promotions Director for CHR WDJQ/Canton, OH.
Gabe Rivera joins CHR/Rhythmic KZFM/Corpus Christi for afternoons.
Laurie Pearson segues from morning co-host duties at Country KCYY/San Antonio for middays at AC sister KSMG.
Market vet Woody P. Snow is named morning host at Soft AC KTXR/Springfield. Snow recently exited from crosstown AC KGBX after more than 20 years.
NAB Radio Board Chair Don Benson has appointed Patrick Walsh, COO/CFO/Director at Emmis Communications, to the NAB Radio Board of Directors. Walsh is filling the unexpired term for the designated Board seat held by MarcMorgan who recently resigned.
The Alliance For Women In Media (AWM) announces that Kay Olin, President of Local Focus Radio, is named Chair of the AWM Board of Directors.
For a third consecutive year, the Conclave Learning Conference ends its session agenda with publisher KurtHansonís RAIN Summit Midwest, Friday morning July 20 at 10:00 AM CDT. Steve Dahl will keynote the day, with Hanson interviewing the Chicago radio veteran about "his experience as a self-employed podcaster and his efforts to move the 'Steve Dahl Show' to the digital age." Conclave Executive Director Tom Kay says, "RAIN Summits have become a fixture at Learning Conferences, allowing our attendees a glimpse of what media has become...and will become...in their future. While everything we present during the Learning Conference carries a Ďcanít missí connation, Kurt Hansonís annual trip to tomorrow is all that, and more!"