In Brief - February 28, 2013
February 28, 2013

CC Cruz joins CHR KXXN/Wichita Falls for afternoons/promotion responsibilities.

Ten-year Palm Beach Broadcasting vet DJ Severe exits afternoons at CHR/Rhythmic WMBX/West Palm Beach due to changes in the cluster.

AC WWLI/Providence taps Brian Demay as its new PD. Demay most recently served as PD for AC WJBR/Wilmington.
 
Brian Wallace is named PD at Clear Channel Urban WQUE and Urban AC WYLD/New Orleans. Wallace, who starts on March 4, takes over for Derrick "DC" Corbett who exited for the PD seat at sister stations Urban WUSL and Urban AC WDAS/Philadelphia.
 
Geoff Smith is appointed to the newly created role of Head of Digital for Universal Strategic Marketing, based in London. Smith will be charged with creating international opportunities and innovative solutions for catalog artists across the major’s digital platforms and services. Smith arrives at Universal Music’s international catalog operation after six years at EMI, where he most recently served as VP Digital Marketing Catalog UK.

Entravision Communications announces its Q4 and full year fiscal results for 2012. In the fourth quarter, net revenue grew by 28 percent to $63.75 million, while the company went from a net loss in Q4 '11 to net income of just under $7.7 million. For the full year, net revenue was up by 15 percent to $223.25 million, while Entravision went from a 2011 net loss of $8.2 million to net income of $13.6 million for 2012.
     Walter F. Ulloa, Chairman/CEO, said, "During 2012, we achieved double-digit revenue growth primarily driven by increases in political advertising, core advertising, and retransmission consent revenue. Core revenue (excluding retransmission consent revenue and political advertising revenue) from our television and radio segments outperformed their respective industry averages, and we significantly improved our free cash flow over 2011. Our television and radio platforms have become an increasingly important channel for reaching Hispanic voters, resulting in significant increases in political advertising revenue. Our audience shares remain strong in the nation's most densely populated Hispanic markets, and we believe we are well positioned to benefit as the U.S. Hispanic market continues to expand and advertisers increasingly recognize the importance of reaching our target audience."

Talk Radio Network (TRN) has ended its sales and advertising relationship with Dial Global, after a dozen years. TRN has signed a new deal with Sun Broadcast Group, which will now provide national ad sales representation and assist in station affiliation for TRN.

The TeshMedia Group announces the addition of multiple new affiliate radio stations for the Intelligence For Your Health with Connie Sellecca, three-hour weekend program. The Intelligence for your Health program is the first weekend program brand extension of The Teshmedia Group's Intelligence For Your Life / John Tesh Radio Show. Their newest affiliates include: KFNX/AM-Phoenix, AZ , WFAS/FM-Westchester, NY, WHOM/FM-Portland, ME, WAVQ/FM and AM-Jacksonville, NC, WSJY/FM-Ft. Atkinson, WI, KBRK/FM-Brookings, SD and CIAY/FM-Whitehorse, Yukon Canada.




 
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