In Brief - September 27, 2012
September 27, 2012

Yesterday, it was reported by Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder that Merlin Media's financial backer GTCR is considering selling off all its radio stations. However, Merlin CEO Randy Michaels has told Radio Ink simply that "Merlin Media is not for sale." Merlin currently owns five stations in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Ken Johnson exits the Director of Urban Programming post at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment-Philadelphia. Doc Wynter, CCM+E SVP/Urban Programming is expected to be in Philly to oversee both Urban WUSL and Urban AC WDAS.

Jeff Andrews, APD at Cumulus Oldies WLS-FM/Chicago, is named PD/afternoon host at CHR sister KCHZ/Kansas City. Andrews, who starts on October 15, takes over for Maurice DeVoe who segued to CHR sister KLIF/Dallas.

Triple A KPND/Spokane-Sandpoint adds market veteran "Uncle" Larry Pearson for afternoons. Pearson started his career at KPND 30-years ago before making his way around the market including stints at KEZE, KAEP, KKZX and KXLY.

Jim Rome joins the lineup of the CBS Sports Radio Network, which launches on January 2, 2013. Rome will naturally host The Jim Rome Show weekdays from noon - 3 p.m. ET. Rome will also contribute to the "CBS Sports Minute" 60 second commentaries airing on the network's affiliates. In addition to his weekday Rome show on CBS Sports Network, he provides commentary for CBS Sports and CBSSports.com. Rome will also be hosting a talk series for Showtime, which will air later this Fall on the premium network.

Justin Case is appointed Director of Programming and Imaging at Benztown. Case has most recently has been serving the company as National Urban Imaging Director as well as doing voiceovers. Case will also oversee long-form programming at Benztown Radio Networks.

Mimi Griswold, Galaxy Communications VP of Programming, has announced that she will retire from day-to-day programming at the end of 2012, but she will continue to host the Sunday morning Blue Moon Cafe program.

More details have been announced on The CW's upcoming two-hour special on last weekend's iHeartRadio Festival. The broadcast will air this Monday, October 1 at 8 p.m. and include performances from No Doubt, P!nk, Rihanna, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Usher, Green DayPsy and many more.

Beasley Broadcast Group announces the winners of its annual Company Operating Awards.  Each year, at the company’s annual gathering of GMs, Beasley recognizes noteworthy achievements, operating success and contributions from individual Beasley employees and radio stations over the preceding twelve months. The 2012 honorees include:
WKXC-FM – Radio Station of the Year /  Augusta, GA
Kent Dunn – General Manager of the Year  / Augusta, GA
Shelly Easton – Program Director of the Year / WXTU/Philadelphia
John Jaras – Sales Manager of the Year / WPOW/Miami
Lamar Smith – Engineer of the Year / Las Vegas
Jesus Novo – Business Manager of the Year / Las Vegas
Danny Highsmith – CEO Award of Excellence/Regional Vice President, Fayetteville, NC

Total Traffic Network announces a three-year partnership agreement with Radio One as the exclusive on-air and online traffic content partner for Radio One stations. In addition, Total Traffic Network will provide news and weather information to Radio One’s 53 radio stations in 15 markets.




 
Breaking News
Entercom Charlotte Names Michael De Amicis Director of Sales
Entercom Charlotte Signs Contract Extension with Bo Thompson
April 27, 2017
iHeartMedia And Elvis Duran Announce New Long-Term Agreement
SiriusXM Acquires Automatic Labs Inc.
Insomniac & iHeartMedia Launch EDC Radio Exclusivley On iHeartRadio
April 26, 2017
Cox Enterprises Names Alexander C. Taylor President/CEO
Delilah Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
April 25, 2017
CBS Radio Unveils New "Airtime Analytics" Measurement Tool
Entercom Rochester Names Michael “Mud” Gross PD At WCMF-FM
IFPI Report: Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 5.9%
Tom Calococci Joins Sheet Happens Prep For Affiliate Relations/Content Creation
CBS Radio Stations Take Home 25 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards And 4 Overall Excellence Awards
April 24, 2017
Coran Capshaw To Be Honored With City of Hope's 2017 Spirit of Life Award
Cumulus Appoints Nic Merenda VP/Market Manager For Topeka, KS
Alpha Media Brings Throwbacks To San Antonio
iHeartMedia St. Louis Names Jules Riley PD For 93.7 The Bull
J. Anthony Brown Joins The Steve Harvey Morning Show
April 21, 2017
eQB NOW
Cumulus Promotes Heather Gersten To APD At WWLI/Providence, RI
April 20, 2017
iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. Names Tommy Chuck PD For WASH-FM
iHeartMedia Names Jeff Wyatt SVP/Programming For Baltimore, MD
Radio One DC Expands WMMJ-FM Listenership
April 19, 2017
CBS Radio's 'SPF" In Las Vegas Expands To Two Nights With Linkin Park
Music News
Deluxe Reissue of Purple Rain Set for June 23 Release
Harry Styles Sets Massive 2017 World Tour
Jack White Inks Publishing Deal With UMPG
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Fall Out Boy, Haim
Kendrick Lamar Earns Biggest Chart Debut of 2017, Announces Tour
Quick Hits: Haim, Katy Perry, Madonna
Quick Hits: Harry Styles, Beyonce, Bumbershoot Festival, Life is Beautiful Festival, Phoenix, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Madonna
Quick Hits: Tori Amos, Kings Of Leon
Quick Hits: Beyonce, Rise Against
Prince EP Release Blocked By Lawsuit
Paramore Announce New Album After Laughter
Controversy Over New Prince EP
Quick Hits: NIN, QOTSA, Coldplay, Big Boi
FMQB Retro-Active: A Look Back at ELP
The Chainsmokers Debut Atop Billboard 200
FMQB NOW

Nikki Nite,
VP of Prog. & Ops,
Entercom/Austin

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!