In Brief - January 10, 2013
January 10, 2013

At Rhythmic CHR KRPT (WiLD 92.5/105.7)/San Antonio, Spoon takes over mornings. He also serves as Digital PD for the CCM+E-San Antonio cluster, and segues over from sister CHR KXXM (Mix 96.1). Replacing Spoon on middays for Mix is CCM+E-San Antonio OM Chase Murphy, who will be behind the mic 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays.

Ken Johnson is named OM of Cumulus Media Urban AC WUHT and CHR WZRR/Birmingham. Johnson most recently was OM at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment-Philadelphia Urban WUSL and Urban AC WDAS.
Dawn Campbell adds MD duties at Cox Media Rhythmic WPYO and Urban AC WCFB/Orlando. Cambell will also continue to serve as Promotions Coordinator at WCFB.

Afternoon drive host Rob Acompora exits Hot AC WSJO/Atlantic City due to cutbacks.
Rock KCAL/Riverside Interim PD/APD/afternoon host Daryl Norsell sheds the Interim tag and is officially named PD. Norsell fills the void left with the exit of Steve Hoffman last summer.

Sean O'Neil is tapped as Market Manager for Salem Communications Corp.'s New York cluster which includes WNYM-AM and WMCA-AM. The company also adds Jerry Crowley as VP/GM for both stations. Crowley formerly was VP/GM of WOR-AM/New York.

Rich McLaughlin is officially named National Director of Digital Music Programming for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. McLaughlin previously was Sr. Director/Digital Programming & Marketing for Merlin Media-New York.

Bob Moore, most recently Courtside Entertainment President, has been named President of play-by-play sports network Sports USA Media.

As a result of restructuring at Capitol/EMI, promo reps Lori Giamela ( and Tom Starr ( exit. Giamela served as Director of West Coast Rhythm/Urban Promotion, while Starr was handling National Rock and Alternative promo for EMI Special Ops out of St. Louis. Capitol National Director of Urban Promotion Craig Davis also exits.

John Tesh has been added to this year's NAB Show, and will speak at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 9 in Las Vegas. "John Tesh is a talented entertainer with a keen understanding of the media business, a combination that enables him to reach millions of people through broadcast, music and books," said NAB EVP of Radio John David. "We look forward to his remarks at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon."

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