In Brief - June 4, 2014
June 4, 2014

Interscope Geffen A&M has named John Ehmann to Vice President of A&R. Ehmann began his career in the music industry in 2004 as an intern at J Records prior to the label's merger with RCA. The former Director of A&R joined IGA in 2011, and has since signed and developed such acts as Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc and Cedric Gervais. He also oversaw Carly Rae Jepsen’s album Kiss, which included the hit single “Call Me Maybe.”
“John has an incredible ear and eye for talent, and I’m pleased to see him step up into a bigger role at the company,” commented new Interscop Geffen A&M President/COO John Janick. "He’s an instrumental part of our team here, and his commitment to his artists can’t be overstated."
      Ehmann added, "I would like to thank Jimmy Iovine, John Janick, Steve Berman, and Larry Jackson for giving me the opportunity to continue to build upon Interscope Geffen A&M's legacy of discovering and breaking extrodinary artists. It's exciting to be a part of a forward thinking team whose passion in artist development is equally shared."

Cumulus Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton names Tommy Jordan host of AC WLEV’s morning show. Jordan moves to Cumulus Allentown from Manning Broadcasting’s WAFY/Frederick, MD. Scott Evans remains on board as morning co-host on WLEV. Jordan’s appointment is effective immediately. Jordan is known for his long stint in mornings at CHR WPST/Trenton and previously worked alongside WLEV PD Laura St. James at Clear Channel Allentown CHR WAEB.

CHR WDJX/Louisville awards Alex Clark with the midday shift. Clark takes over for Sarah Jordan who joined sister Hot AC WXMA as midday host and Promotion Director in February.

Wade Linder is named OM for Cumulus Classic Rock WLUP and Modern Rock WKQX/Chicago. Linder, who will also serve as PD of WLUP, replaces Jim Richards, who segued to Cumulus San Francisco last month as PD of Triple A KFOG and Classic Rock KSAN.

Corey O'Brien, night talent on Modern Rock KXRK/Salt Lake City, adds additional duties as Digital Content Director for Broadway Media's six stations which includes KXRK, CHR KUDD, CHR/Rhythmic KUUU, Country KEGA, Adult Hits KYMV and Sports KALL-AM.

Cox Media Group (CMG) Orlando taps Drew Bland (a.k.a. Bo Hunter) as its new Director of Branding and Programming for Country WWKA-FM (K92.3 Orlando’s Country) effective June 18. In this role, Bland is responsible for coaching and developing on-air talent, as well as creating and executing a branding and programming strategy for CMG Orlando’s Country Radio Station.

Cumulus Albuquerque announces that Steph Duran is named afternoon host of Country KRST (NASH-FM 92.3). Duran comes to KRST from middays at AC KEZK/St. Louis. Duran’s first day on-air at KRST will be June 18.

Razor & Tie announces the promotion of Mike Gitter to Senior Director A&R. Gitter joined Razor & Tie in 2012 and has signed a variety of acts including rising rock outfit Starset and established legends such as HIM and Finch. He was also instrumental in the signing of Chiodos. Gitter continues his A&R responsibilities that encompass not only identifying talent but all-around aspects of A&R including artist relations and recording.

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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