In Brief - February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013

Changes at Modern Rock KNDD (107.7 The End)/Seattle, where Corey O'Brien joins at APD/morning host, while Pepper Smith arrives as AMD/midday host. Both start this Monday, February 25. O'Brien arrives from Modern Rock KXRK (X96)/Salt Lake City, where he spent the past 15 years. Pepper recently exited Hot AC KMXW/Reno to return to Seattle. With the arrival of O'Brien and Pepper, morning host Red exits after three years at The End.

Univision Communications reported an 8.9 percent increase in the Spanish-language broadcaster's fourth quarter net revenue, up to $671.7 million. Univision's radio revenue in Q4 was up to $89.1 million, from $83.1 million a year earlier. Univision also shrank its Q4 loss to $27.7 million, compared to $356 million in Q4 2011. For the full year, Univision's revenue grew by 7.4 percent to $2.44 billion.

In Tampa, Clear Channel is launching Thunder, a branded simulcast that returns Classic Rock to the market via the use of two translators. Thunder 105.9 can be heard in Tampa and Thunder 94.5 will be heard in St. Petersburg. Doug Hamand, CC-Tampa VP of Programming says Thunder will compliment sister WXTB (98 Rock). 
Benztown Radio Networks and Sunday Nite Slow Jams host R Dub! take the warps off the line-up for the Sunday Nite Slow Jams LIVE! concert, which is happening this weekend in Albuquerque and Tucson. Appearing at the event will be Miguel, K-Ci & JoJo, Bell Biv Devoe, Ginuwine, Jagged Edge, Frankie J, Lloyd and a few surprise guests.

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Jon Zellner
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