After a little less than year on the job, Chris Kelly is stepping down from the OM post at CHR KRQQ/Tucson.
CHR KAMP (97.1 AMP Radio)/Los Angeles has dubbed its upcoming spring show AMPLIFY 2013, tying in to CBS Radio's new "AMPLIFY" initiative. The event will take place on April 12 at the Hollywood Palladium and feature Calvin Harris, Trey Songz, The Wanted and Zedd.
Parker shifts from nights at Rock WJXQ/Lansing to afternoons at Modern Rock sister WVIC. Additionally, WJXQ welcomes back Span for nights.
Justin Shukat is named President of Primary Wave Music Publishing. He is one of the founding members of independent music, marketing and publishing company Primary Wave Music. "Iím excited to be taking on the added responsibility of leading Primary Wave Music Publishing moving forward. The confidence that Larry Mestel has had in me since co-founding the company with him seven years ago, continues to push me to create a home for songwriters and artists like no other," stated Shukat. "We are actively looking to sign and invest in songwriters and artists, where we can engage the full breadth of our company, including synchronization, branding, management, digital marketing and our licensing back-office."
Mike Jakubow has been named as the new head of radio at Sumerian Records. Jakubow commented, "I am very excited to be joining the team at Sumerian Records. The label has done some amazing things these last few years and continue to expand vastly. Heading up the radio department here is a thrill. We truly have some great records on the way for rock radio. Moving back into a label position after two great years as an independent is exciting and its a perfect fit. I can not wait to get the music out!" Jakubow will be relocating to the Los Angeles-based Sumerian offices in June. He can be reached at email@example.com and his current office line at 773.853.0965.
Saga Communications reports its Q4 and full year fiscal results for 2012, as net operating revenue for the full year grew four percent to $130.3 million. Net income for 2012 was up to $17.9 million from $12.6 million in 2011. For the fourth quarter, net operating revenue was up 10.3 percent to $35.5 million, while net income grew to $5.8 million compared to $4.1 million in Q4 2011.
Stanley S. Hubbard, Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., will be the recipient of this yearís Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The Award will be presented during The Broadcasters Foundation of America Breakfast on April 10, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. The Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award honors an individual in broadcasting whose work exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.
Univision Radio adds 50 of its stations to the TuneIn streaming aggregator app.
Digital music service Rdio expands into seven new countries: Mexico, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Austria.
Salem Communications CEO and co-founder Ed Atsinger signs a new contract, keeping him with the company through June of 2016.
United Stations Radio Network (URSN) co-founder Dr. David Kolin has sued the company for breach of contract. According to Kolin's lawsuit, filed last week in New York, USRN's CEO Nick Verbitsky and other top executives "had orchestrated and were carrying out a scheme to divert USRN assets for personal use, and loot the Company at the expense of the other shareholders."