In Brief - October 11, 2011
October 11, 2011

Chuck Stevens exits as PD of AC WJYE (96.1 Joy FM)/Buffalo.

Modern Rock WWDC (DC101)/Washington, D.C. adds Westwood One's syndicated Skratch 'N Sniff mash up show to Saturday nights at 10 p.m. Also at DC101, Dan Stone comes aboard as Creative Services Director. Stone was previously at sister Clear Channel station WTKS/Orlando.

Former Toronto radio mainstays Humble & Fred return with their own Internet radio station. Heard at www.HumbleandFredradio.com, the station officially debuts this Saturday, October 15. Humble & Fred spent a dozen years together on CFNY/Toronto. The duo says, "It seems Humble and Fred wrecked every radio station they worked for, so the only option now is to wreck the internet."

KLBX/San Francisco taps Victor Zaragoza as host of Classic Soul Sundays, heard from 2-7 p.m.

Santa Clara County's coroner has released Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' cause of death. Jobs, who passed away last Wednesday afternoon, died of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumor. Jobs was buried Friday and Apple is planning to celebrate his life on October 19. CEO Tim Cook sent a company-wide email announcing a private event honoring Jobs at Apple headquarters next Wednesday.

Triton Digital announces a free application for radio stations that enables listeners with smartphones to "check in" to their favorite local radio stations – rather than calling in – to enter contests. The application is available for download at no cost for iPhone and Android mobile devices and includes sign-on capability via Facebook. After registering their station, broadcasters simply announce their contest on the air as usual, but ask listeners to "check in" via the smartphone interface within a specified time period to be automatically entered into the contest. The app has an intuitive user interface and GPS-based location awareness that automatically pulls up stations in the listeners’ current area. Stations can access the intuitive back-end interface to monitor check ins and select winners.

Bertelsmann AG appoints CFO Thomas Rabe as its future Chairman/CEO. Rabe will succeed current Chairman/CEO Hartmut Ostrowski as of January 1, 2012.

Steve Reynolds, President of The Reynolds Group, will host a free webinar tomorrow (10/12) on "creative strategic visions for Morning Shows." The webinar will take place at 1 p.m. ET and registration is available at www.reynoldsgroupradio.com.




 
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