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In Brief - December 9. 2013
December 9, 2013

Congrats to Interscope Geffen A&M Records on holding down the top 3 chart positions on both the Mediabase and BDS Top 40 Mainstream CHR charts. It doesn't happen often but its happened to Team IGA again! Mediabase scores it: #1 - Imagine Dragons "Demons" #2 - Eminem f/Rihanna "The Monster" #3 - OneRepublic, and on BDS its: #1 - Eminem #2 - Imagine Dragons and #3 OneRepublic. 2013 has been quite a year for Team IGA's Brenda Romano, Chris Lopes, Mark Nieter and Don Coddington who have delivered nothing but hits for CHR radio.

Prior to this year's Jingle Ball 2013, CHR WHYI (Y100)/Miami will hold the the official Y100ís Jingle Ball 2013 free pre-event celebration, taking place Friday, December 20, at 2 p.m. EST at the Plaza of BB&T Center. The all star performers will include Fifth Harmony, Travie McCoy, Austin Mahone, Tegan & Sara and Jake Miller, with special appearances by Y100ís J Rand, Logic MC and DJ David Solano. Y100ís Jingle Ball later that evening features Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Armin Van Buuren, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Avril Lavigne, Jason Derulo and Fifth Harmony.

Rhythmic WPGC/Washington, D.C. and PD Jason Kidd have parted ways. In a statement, Kidd said, "I want to thank CBS Radio for an awesome last 10 years. From Austin to Baltimore to my last almost 3 years at WPGC. It was truely a dream come true to be a part of a station that I listened to since I was 5 years old, and it's been an honor to follow in the footsteps of so many great programmers who have been a part of the continuing evolution of WPGC. In 2011, we evolved PGC yet again and posted the best ratings in PPM history. I am extemely proud of my staff and everything we acomplished."

Quran "DJ Q" Pettyjohn joins CHR/Rhythmic WTMG/Gainesville for APD/MD duties. Pettyjohn is inbound from nights at Rhythmic WBTT/FT. Myers.

At Rhythmic CHR KGGI (Mix 106.5)/Riverside-San Bernadino, CA, Jeff Pope arrives to co-host mornings with Marla Davies, starting Monday, December 30.

Ken Payne is tapped as the new PD at Classic Hits WMXJ/Miami. Payne was most recently PD at AC WMGF/Orlando.

WILV/Chicago sheds its current Chicago's Rewind 100.3 moniker after three years and becomes Chicago's 100.3, according to

Ohana Broadcast Company hires Austin Vali to serve as interim GM for the company's Hawaii stations. Vali will oversee KQMQ, KUMU, KDDB and KPOI/Oahu, and KQNG-AM & FM, KSHK, KSRF and KUAI-AM/Kauai on a temporary basis.

Jerry McKenna is named Director of Programming for Cape Cod Broadcasting's stations which include Hot AC WQRC, AC WOCN, Country WKPE and Classical WFCC.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing promotes Jacob Fain to VP of A&R and Research.

Minnesota Public Radio announces that Jim Dwyer and Jean Taylor have been elected to MPR's board of trustees.

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