In Brief - December 13, 2012
December 13, 2012

Chris Roth joins Centennial Broadcasting as Director/Programming for their Northern Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia radio stations. Roth will have oversight of Hot AC WINC, Rock WXBN, Country WZFC and News/Talk WINC-AM.

Dave Stewart lands at Classic Hits WCBS-FM/New York for overnights. Stewart, who previously held a similar shift at Hot AC WPLJ/New York, will also to continue to host the syndicated Retro Stars show.

Longtime morning host Curt St. John exits from AC WIAL/Eau Claire.

Frank Ski and co-host Wanda Smith will be leaving the morning gig at Urban WVEE/Atlanta after fourteen years with the station.

Former Entercom-Portland GSM Steve Forsyth was one of the two victims in the shooting at a mall in Portland earlier this week. Forsyth spent eight years at the cluster before launching his own marketing firm. Entercom CEO David Field released a statement, saying, "We are heartbroken. This senseless, tragic murder struck down a truly wonderful human being in the prime of his life. Steve was a highly talented man with a zest for life and a terrific sense of humor.  He loved his family dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all of those who loved him."

Jason Courtemanche is appointed VP of Sales for Clear Channel Marketing and Entertainment's seven station Chicago cluster. Courtemanche most recently hel the Sales Manager post for CBS Radio-Chicago.

Zoe Burdine-Fly is named GSM of CHR WKSC and AC WLIT/Chicago. Burdine-Fly will start on January 14.

Laura Ingraham will return to syndicated radio via a new partnership with Courtside Entertainment Group. The Laura Ingraham Show will be available again, starting January 2, Ingraham will be heard on over 300 affiliates, as well as online via Courtside's Launchpad Digital Media division. Launchpad will digitally stream the live three-hour program online, make it available as an on-demand podcast, and feature new original content from Ingraham's Dream in My Head Productions.

TargetSpot announces a partnership with AdsWizz, Inc., a leading provider of digital audio technologies. TargetSpot will now enable AdsWizz partners to seamlessly connect to the TargetSpot advertising network. The new properties joining the network include digital pureplay and streamed AM/FM radio groups at both the major metro and regional level, including 1.FM, Hall Communications and Rich Broadcasting.

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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