Laura Dane exits AC KRWM (WARM 106.9)/Seattle after a decade with the station. "I am proud of my accomplishments in establishing the station as a leader in ratings and revenue but felt it was time to begin a new adventure," says Dane, who will announce the details of her next undertaking soon. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linda Cassidy joins AC KOIT/San Francisco to host Koit's Love Songs After Dark which airs nightly from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
At Hot AC KLLC/San Francisco, Andrew "Icky" Rosborough exits as Technical Producer of the Sarah And Vinnie morning show.
The syndicated Elvis Duran morning show adds two affiliates in the form of CHR WRNW (Radio Now)/Milwaukee and CHR WZEE (Z104)/Madison. Elvis and crew will be introduced on both stations starting on Tuesday, September 4, airing from 5-9 a.m.
CHR KLUC/Las Vegas' End Of Summer Block Party packed the Henderson Pavilion with over 2,000 screaming fans this past Saturday. The show was headlined by Ryan Beatty, Austin Mahone, Chris Rene, Outasight, Andrea Russett and newcomer Denise. Beatty challenged Russett, teen blogger and on-air talent on Oasis Radio Group’s WJFX/Ft. Wayne, to eat her first hamburger. Russett agreed to the challenge as long as Beatty would meet her at a local In-N-OutBurger in Las Vegas after the concert. More than 700 fans showed up at In-N-Out, ten times the maximum capacity, packing the restaurant. KLUC PD Cat Thomas says, "A couple of thousand passionate fans came out to see the emerging stars of tomorrow at our station event. I heard that over 700 of his fans packed a local burger spot to see Ryan Beatty after the show. This kid is a phenomena in the making. If you don't know him, you better. His song 'HEY LA' is already receiving huge requests at night for KLUC. All the girls love him and he is the real deal!"
The University of Texas Board of Regents has voted to purchase KXBT/Austin, currently an Oldies station, for $6 million. The plan is to put music programming currently heard on non-comm News/Talk/Music KUT/Austin on the signal 24/7, rebranding the station KXBT, retaining KUT’s non-commercial status for the new signal.
Lincoln Financial Media purchases WMSF/West Palm Beach (soon to move in to the Miami market) from Palm Beach Broadcasting for approximately $13 million. Lincoln Financial plans to flip the station to a simulcast of Sports WAXY-AM.
As part of a reorganization of the Epic Records promotion department, long time regional promotion manager/Northwest rep Debi Lipetz exits the label. Debi has been an Epic fixture for an amazing 36 years. She can be reached at 206-963-0292 or Dlipetzholman@gmail.com. Also exiting the label as part of the restructuring is Michelle Babbitt, VP Adult formats based in LA. Michelle can be reached at 213-999-6464. National duties regarding Adult format issues will be absorbed by the New York office. EVP of Marketing Angelica Cob-Bahler is also exiting as part of the restructuring.
Music publishing, marketing and talent management company Primary Wave Music adds Stephen Hutton to its staff. "I’ve watched Primary Wave build a great team over the years and I really respect the different resources and expertise they have under one roof," states Hutton. "I’m excited about this new venture and confident that we will see great results working together."
Talent and management firm The Artists Organization promotes Rich Schaefer to President and Don Van Cleave to COO.
Digital music company Mog has sold its online advertising network to Townsquare Media Group. Townsqare will rebrand the Mog Music Network as a division of Townsquare Media. Sources tell the New York Times the deal is vauled at just over $10 million. In a statement, Townsquare CEO Steven Price said the acquisition "complements our high touch portfolio of radio, digital, mobile and live event assets and helps us to balance our media footprint from local-to-national."