At CHR/Rhythmic KEZE/Spokane, APD/MD/afternoon talent Mayhem takes over PD duties from Acting PD Ken Hopkins. Hopkins remains in the PD seat at Hot AC sister KZZU.
Changes at Urban AC KRNB/Dallas: Antoine Davis joins for afternoons and Sean Andre segues from afternoons to host the Quiet Storm show which airs from 8 p.m. to midnight.
At CHR WDGC (G105)/Raleigh-Durham, NC, Breezkat joins the Bob And The Showgram morning team. Breezekat was previously a member of the Ace & TJ morning show at CHR WHQC/Charlotte.
CHR WPFM/Panama City welcomes Nick Wize for nights. Wize, who is better known as Stylz, most recently did nights CHR WDZH/Detroit.
Boston.com's new Internet Modern Rock station RadioBDC will debut this Monday, August 13 via www.boston.com/radio. The station will celebrate with a launch party on Thursday, August 16.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host Sunset Sessions, an event that brings together music industry professionals and exposes them to the freshest new talent as well as legendary favorites. Sunset Sessions will be held in Las Vegas for the first time, from November 8-10. Sunset Sessions at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will mark the first time the event has ever been open to the general public. It will bring together radio station programmers from all over the country, music supervisors from film, television, ads, games and sports, major and independent record companies, artist managers, music publishers, press and booking agents and expose them to the latest musical artists. Sunset Sessions' Main Stage will be located at the Boulevard Pool and will feature 20 - 30 up and coming artists including The Parlotones, Susanna Hoffs, Steve Earle, Tora, Courrier, Feral Vinca, Max Gomez, Michael Fitzgerald, Cheating Daylight and more over three evenings. A complete lineup for the Main Stage will be announced soon as well as additional performances by several well-known favorites.
SiriusXMís Opie and Anthony are bringing their show to Chicago to broadcast live from the 115 Bourbon Street bar in front of an audience, live and in person. This special afternoon edition of The Opie & Anthony Show kicks off at 4:00 pm ET/3:00 pm CT today (8/10) on The Opie & Anthony Channel (XM 105, Sirius 206 with Sirius Premier). The entire O&A cast and crew will be on hand for the festivities.
Former XM employee Valencia Person has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after embezzling over $900,000 from the satcaster. According to reports, Person was sentenced yesterday and must also pay out over $900,000. In January, Person's co-worker Brenda Jones was convicted of embezzlement as well. The pair stole funds that had been marked for XM's vendors and re-routed the money into their own personal accounts.
Music royalty collections agency SESAC is reportedly looking for investors to buy $300 million in bonds. The Tennessean reports that SESAC is expected to use the money raised to refinance its existing debt, pay a dividend to its current owners, fund an interest reserve account, pay transaction costs and fund an additional reserve account. In a statement, the agency said, "SESAC is in the process of restructuring certain financial terms with its business partners as it has periodically done in the past. This is a common financial transaction in business and a healthy sign of growth and prosperity."