Saga Communications is re-naming its Program Directors as "Brand Managers." The change was announced in a memo from EVP Steve Goldstein, who wrote, "And so with the notion that things will continue to evolve, we are making a formal title change for all of our PDs from Program Director to Brand Manager. This change is intended to not only reflect how people in our business think about the position of PD but how PD’s think about themselves. Managing the assets of a brand is what you do today, and we think this new title better reflects the change in responsibility and overall outlook."
Speedy exits nights at CHR WEZB/New Orleans for nights at Rhythmic KXHT/Lafayette.
The Lex and Terry Radio Show returns to the Jacksonville airwaves via Classic Rock WSOS beginning Monday morning, October 15.
Classic Rock KJSR/Tulsa sheds its Star 103.3 handle and becomes Rock 103. Also the station adds the syndicated Billy Madison Show for mornings.
WSKX/Portsmouth debuted 95.3 The Coast yesterday. The Adult Hits format will feature music from the '70s to today.
Urban WKJS (Kiss 101.)/Wilmington, DE promotes APD Mellie Mel to PD.
Toyota announces that the Yaris will offer HD Radio Technology standard for the 2013 model year.