In Brief - March 13, 2013
March 13, 2013

Cox Media Group-San Antonio names Jeff Garrison as OM for the six station cluster. He will also serve as PD of Country KCYY. Garrison arrives from CBS Radio, where he was VP of Country Artist Relations and OM/PD for Country KMLE/Phoenix. His first day on the job is April 1. "I’m thrilled to have someone of Jeff’s caliber on our San Antonio team," said Dan Lawrie, CMG-San Antonio VP/Market Manager. "Jeff will have a positive impact and take our already strong brands to the next level."

Jhani Kaye, PD at Classic Hits KRTH and Smooth AC KTWV/Los Angeles, will be resigning effective June 30.

Clear Channel CHR WMRV (Star 105.7)/Binghamton gets the rebranding treatment and becomes WBNW (Now 105.7). The format and airstaff of the station remains in tact. The change ends almost 40 years for the heritage WMRV call letters, which were given by former station owner Merv Griffin.
 
At Rhythmic/CHR WHHH/Indianapolis, MD DJ Wrekk 1 moves from nights to middays.
 
Cox Media Group-Jacksonville appoints Eric Lauer to the GSM post for CHR WAPE, Modern Rock WXXJ and Urban Power 106.1. Lauer, who begins his new duties on March 25, arrives from the GSM post for Cox Media's six Athens, GA stations.

Arbitron has released a list of Social Media Do's & Don't's for radio stations, when it comes to Arbitron panelists and discussing station ratings online. According to Arbitron's Kim Myers, "The goal of having these guidelines is to preserve the integrity of radio ratings by following Arbitron’s guide to using social media. While these platforms create more personalized communication with listeners, social media can also lead to rating bias or rating distortion if not managed properly." The list can be found here in PDF format.

Cherrytree Records Chairman Martin Kierszenbaum has renewed his relationship with Interscope Records. He will also remain as  Sr. Executive of A&R for Interscope Records. "[Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman and CEO] Jimmy Iovine not only gave me the opportunity to start Cherrytree Records in 2005, but also the support, advice, and encouragement to sign progressive artists with a point of view and stick with them until they break," stated Kierszenbaum. "I'm not only deeply grateful to him, but also over the moon about the arrival of John Janick, one of the premiere record executives in the business, to the helm of Interscope Geffen A&M where I'm excited to begin this new chapter for Cherrytree."

Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) has completed its acquisition of the existing Tooth & Nail recorded music catalog. This includes Tooth & Nail Records, BEC Recordings and Solid State Records. Capitol CMG will own and continue to develop products from Tooth & Nail’s extensive catalogs, marketing and distributing them through Capitol CMG Label Group and its catalog division.




 
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Ross Mahoney, PD
KXTE, Las Vegas



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