New England radio vet John Laurenti joins Classic Hits WODS/Boston as morning co-host of The New Breakfast Club. Laurenti, who will team with Karen Blake, takes over for Chris Zito who exited for WHYN/Springfield.
Gordy Rush is upped to VP of Guaranty Broadcasting Corp. Rush previously served as Market Manager for Guaranty's Baton Rouge stations.
Brian Phillips, most recently MD at former Emmis Modern Rocker WRXP/New York, joins Megaforce Records as Head of Promotion & Artist Development. Phillips will execute all promotional and artist development plans for the label’s roster not only of Megaforce but it's parent companies MRI and Transdreamer. He will spearhead new campaigns coming from Against Me!, Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, Citizen Cope, The Cult, Slightly Stoopid, TheRapture, Anthrax and Blue October, among others.
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) tweeted that FCC nominee Ajit Pai will be confirmed at last this coming Monday, May 7. Pai and fellow nominee Jessica Rosenworcel have been in limbo since their nomination late last year due to a hold placed by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA). Grassley formally ended his block of the nominees last Friday.
Viacom has announced its fiscal Q2 results, with net income up 56 percent to $585 million compared to a year ago. Revenue grew by two percent to $3.33 billion.
Fadeaway J Films will release the documentary Long Live The Wild Hare: A Rock Radio Story, telling the tale of long-time Active Rocker KRZR/Fresno, which flipped formats in 2010 after two decades in the Rock format. The film will premiere at Fresno's Tower Theatre on Saturday, June 16. More information and clips from the film can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/fadeawayjfilms. Long Live The Wild Hare will be commercially released in July.