In Brief - November 5, 2010
November 5, 2010

CHR WFBC/Greenville APD/midday host Dino is heading to Memphis for the PD job at Clear Channel CHR KWNW(Radio Now). Dino, whose last day at WFBC will be 11/23, begins his new duties at KWNW on 12/1. WFBC PD Chase Murphy comments, "I’ve been fortunate enough to work with him for the last 5 years. We’ve all seen him grow as a talent, programming guy and as a person. I know that he will always consider Greenville home as he and his wife, like many of us, started a family here. It is always wonderful to see the next generation of radio talents move on and accomplish their goals. He will be missed as Dino has been a part of the culture here at Entercom over 6 years."

Hot AC WMJC/Long Island will flip to WIGX, The New 94-X Long Island's Hit Music For Generation X at 5 p.m. today.

CHR WIOQ (Q102)/Philadelphia announces the lineup for its annual Q102 Jingle Ball. Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert, Selena Gomez, Charice, Train, Bruno Mars and The Script will all perform, along with special guest hosts Jesse McCartney and Flo Rida. The 2010 Q102 Jingle Ball will be held December 8 at the Susquehanna Bank Center.

Modern Rock XTRA (91X)/San Diego is celebrating the end of Daylight Savings Time with a "Resurrection Weekend," bringing back a number of former 91X DJs and playing some of the best music of the past three decades. This classic weekend lineup will include Mike Halloran, "Mad Max" Tolkoff, Chris Muckley, Steve West, Katy Manor and Billy Bones. Oz Medina and Robin Roth, both former 91X DJ’s who recently returned to the full-time staff, will host shifts as well. "91X is an institution in San Diego, approaching 30 years of broadcasting live & local programming," says PD Capone. "The passion and talent of all those that have worked here throughout the years is what keeps us going. Despite recent accusations to the contrary, the 91X culture is strong and storied. It is an honor to have these personalities on the air, back at home where they belong at 91X...and what better weekend than this one!"

Reed Petitpren joins Modern Rock CIMX (89X)/Detroit-Windsor for part time duties.

Non-comm Triple A WTMD/Baltimore brings in market vet Weasel for Sanctimonious Saturdays, a free-form show heard Saturdays from noon-3 p.m.

Live Nation Entertainment reported a decline in its Q3 revenue, following a weak summer concert season. Net income dropped from $69.2 million a year earlier to $51.4 million in Q3 '10. Revenue was up two percent to $1.84 billion, but factoring in Ticketmaster's 2009 revenue, total combined revenue was actually off by 14 percent. Concert attendance in the quarter dropped 16 percent to 16.4 million, while the total amount of tickets sold was off by four percent to 32.3 million.

Lou Brutus, host of nationally syndicated Harddrive and Sirius XM Senior Director of Active Rock Programming, launches his own comic book, Brutusman: The Dark Nut Returns. It is available as a free, downloadable, black & white release from www.loubrutus.comDrawn by artist Alan MacBain and written by Brutus, fans are encouraged to color by hand or computer and send it back! The finest will be posted for the world to see with the artists of each being singled out for some special surprises.

Peter Schieke exits AOL Radio to join Townsquare Media as Director of Digital Media.

Arbitron and Jacobs Media have announced some of the planned sessions and scheduled guest speakers for the Arbitron Client Conference and Jacobs Media Summit, to be held on December 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. For the first time, this year’s event combines the Urban PD Clinic (12/7), the Arbitron Client Conference (12/8) and the Jacobs Media Summit (12/9). The topics will focus on the theme for this year’s conference: "Positioning, Mobile and Ratings Strategies for Today and the Future." CBS Radio’s WFAN-AM morning team of Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton are scheduled to be keynote speakers at Arbitron’s Client Conference on December 8. Gary Shapiro, President/CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, is scheduled to share his thoughts on the radio industry at the Jacobs Media Summit on December 9.




 
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