In Brief - February 26, 2013
February 26, 2013

Here's the new on-air line-up at CHR WNOW (92.3 NOW FM)/New York: Mornings remain the same with Ty Bentli's Ty Loves New York morning show, while Micki Gamez moves to middays from afternoons, Zann handles afternoons, Toro anchors things at night and Eutopia does the late night shift.

Adult Hits KVDU/New Orleans names John "Jag" Gray its new PD/afternoon host. Gray most recently handled middays at CHR WKQI/Detroit.

Davey Morris, PD at Cumulus Media CHR/Rhythmic WWKX and night host at CHR WPRO-FM/Providence, is promoted to Corporate PD for the company. Along with his current duties, Morris will handle a select group of Cumulus CHR and CHR/Rhythmic stations throughout the company's contemporary platform. Morris is also upped to PD of WPRO.

At Hot AC KTWN/Minneapolis, the team of Mark Rider, Ron Coomer and Lindsay Guentzel will take over afternoons effective March 4. Also joining the line-up on the same day are Jason Nagel and Rod Simons, who take over at night. KTWN is also the new flagship station for the Minnesota Twins.

WPCH/Macon makes the switch from AC to Country.

Bubba The Love Sponge is added to mornings at Active Rock WZLB/Fort Walton.

Salem Communications reports its Q4 financial results, with overall revenue up 6.1 percent to $60.6 million. Salem's broadcast net revenue was up 2.5 percent to $47 million.

Frank Briegmann is appointed President of Central Europe for Universal Music Group International. He will become Chairman/CEO of Universal Music Germany, and in addition to managing Switzerland, Austria and Deutsche Grammophon, his region will expand to cover Eastern Europe and the Nordic countries. Based in Berlin, he will also join UMGI's International Management Board.

Billboard.biz reports that Glassnote has extended its distribution deal with RED.

James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden and President/CEO of Cablevision, has resigned from Live Nation's Board of Directors. Billboard reports that Dolan's resignation was tied to the recent exit of Irving Azoff from Live Nation, as the two executives are very close. MSG also owns a two percent minority share in Live Nation.




 
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Rob Roberts
OM/Cumulus Atlanta

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