CHR WRWM (i94)/Indianapolis brings aboard Jay Michaels as PD/afternoon host. Michael comes from CHR WMGI/Terre Haute, IN.
VP/GM Wendi Power exits from Cox Media-Tampa. VP/Market Manager Keith Lawless will now oversee the cluster.
WQHT (HOT 97)/New York re-launches its web video portal HOT 97 TV, with all its video content now fully available on mobile devices. "The re-launch of HOT 97 TV signals a new chapter in HOT 97ís digital future. By curating high quality original content and rich entertainment experiences for our audience online and over mobile, we are able to connect and engage hundreds of thousands of viewers in an authentic way across all media platforms and reinforce HOT 97 as the dominant lifestyle brand in Hip Hop." says Lin Dai, VP of Digital Programming and Entertainment. HOT 97 TV debuted its first original web series, Los Blancos, this week.
At CHR WDCG/Raleigh, Mike Morse parted ways with Bob And The Showgram on 7/20.
Midwest Communications CHR WIXX/Green Bay welcomes Jake Kelly for afternoons and Rachel Edwards for overnights. Kelly joins from nights at WJZQ/Traverse City, while Edwards moves from weekends at sister Country WNCY.
As expected, Merlin Media has brought back the WRXP call letters for its re-launched Modern Rocker (previously WEMP) in New York City.
Rock KAZR/Des Moines PD Ryan Patrick checks in with FMQB about his station's "Morning Moose Snow Day." Patrick says, "It's 106 degrees, the Hottest day of the year in Des Moines and to beat the heat, KAZR, Lazer 103.3 and the Morning Moose threw a 'Snow Day.' For the past couple of days the station joked about winter weather advisories on Court Avenue with 2-4 inches of snow expected. This morning we fulfilled that promise as Lazer turned the outdoor patio at Mickey's Irish Pub into a winter wonderland, courtesy of Insta-snow. The day was filled with your typical winter storm coverage complete with School Closings, winterizing tips for your car, and Des Moines Snow Czar/Public Works Director Bill Stowe on to talk about the freak weather. The station broadcasted all day long with everything from Snow angel contests to having contestants , ummm...write their name in the snow, (ummmm, guy style)."
Rock WBZA/Rochester names Justine Paige as its new midday hostess, replacing Violet Woods, who recently exited. Paige joins from sister Country WBEE.
WJXN/Jackson, MS flips to Adult Hits as JACK-FM.
Rich Reis is named VP/GM Digital Operations for Cox Media Group. Reis will be responsible for Digital Sales, Shared Content, Ad Services and Creative.
Tom Joyner will be the featured speaker at the Radio Show Luncheon, held Friday, September 21. The luncheon, sponsored by Katz Media Group, will take place during the 2012 Radio Show, jointly produced by the NAB & RAB, September 19-21 in Dallas. "Tom is a driving force in Radio. He continues to have a profound impact on his listeners and on the important causes he champions," said NAB EVP of Radio, John David. "We look forward to hearing about the factors that have led to his success."