In Brief - April 13, 2012
April 13, 2012

Kannon exits as APD/afternoon host at Beasley Rhythmic CHR WRDW (Wired 96.5)/Philadelphia after eight years at the station. He will remain as host of the syndicated Open House Party Sunday and Open House Party Rhythmic.

Jackie Selby steps down as midday host at AC KOSI/Denver to move to California with her fiance.

Amy Hudson steps down from the MD/midday post at AC WMGN/Madison to become the Executive Director of Monroe Main Street, a non-profit organization in Monroe, WI.

Arbitron has released its 2011 executive compensation in a SEC filing, with President/CEO William T. Kerr making $800,000 in salary last year and a total compensation of almost $3.27 million. EVP/COO Sean Creamer made a total of just under $2.2 million. EVP/CFO Richard Surratt, who announced this week he would be stepping down from his post next month, made a total of $988,188. EVP/CRO Gregg Linder made a total of almost $1.48 million, while EVP/Business Development & Chief Legal Officer Timothy Smith made $1.175 million and EVP/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Carol Hanley made a total of just over $1 million.

According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Oxford Radio will be actively shopping Sports KFNC and Triple A KHJK at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week. Broker Larry Patrick of Patrick Communications told the paper that the stations are on the block. Both stations were spun off from Cumulus in the company's deal with Citadel last year, with Patrick's Oxford Radio acquiring majority ownership of the stations, though they are still managed by Cumulus.

At the 2012 New York Auto Show, Toyota announced that the 2013 Venza will offer HD Radio Technology with iTunes Tagging. 

Triton Digital announces the release of its updated Advertising Platform, enabling publishers to forecast a mobile-only audience, deliver targeted pre-roll video or targeted in-stream audio with or without synched banners, and access post-campaign results in real-time. Enhanced features in the Advertising Platform include Advanced Targeting and Forecasting and Advertiser Creative Libraries.

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Mark Adams
San Francisco

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