Compass Media teams up with Dees Entertainment for exclusive national sales advertising representation. The shows produced by Dees Entertainment and and hosted by Rick Dees include The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, The Daily Dees Show, Rick Dees Commercial Free Hour, Where Are They Now, Planet Of The Apps, plus Countdown of the 90s and Countdown of the 80s.
At Mid-West Family Broadcasting-Springfield, IL, Triple A WLCE PD Josie O'Donnell is named OM of WLCE and OM/PD of sister Active Rock WQLZ. Hot AC WNNS PD Chris Murphy adds OM duties for the station, as well as Talk WMAY-AM. WNNS Promotions Director Deb West is also named APD for the station.
Brian Beddow leaves his Director of Programming/Operations post at Centennial Broadcasting-Winchester, VA to join SiriusXM. As a result, AC WINC APD Dave Gunning adds interim oversight of Active Rock WXBN, Country WZFC, News/Talk WINC-AM, as well as his own station.
Michael Paull exits as EVP of Sony's global digital division for Amazon, where he will be VP of Content Acquisition and Business Development, a new position, reports allthingsd.com.
Funeral services have been set for Bob Michaels. The viewing will take place at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home for family and friends on Friday, November 2, from 6-8 p.m. CST. Services will be at Parkway Hills Baptist Church in Plano, TX on Saturday, November 3. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Bob's name to WITF-TV, 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Friends are encouraged to post industry pictures with captions here.