Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group names Kendall Freeman (aka Young Sav) as its Vice President. Freeman formerly was Mixshow manager at Def Jam Records. Maybach is a division of Atlantic Records.
At CHR WILN/Panama City, Holly O'Connor joins Miguel Fuller and Mandy Williamson for the new The Miguel Show with Mandy and Holly. O'Connor most recently was co-host of the That Guy Kramer In The Morning Show on Hot AC WSJT/Tampa.
Rick Party joins Urban AC WHQT/Miami for PM drive duties replacing the former syndicated Michael Baisden Show.
Triple A WOCM/Ocean City PD Skip Dixxon has left the building. The new PD is Brendan Kashuba. You can reach Kashuba at Brendan.Kashuba@ocean98.com.
In Richmond, Clear Channel has put together an HD-fed translator for the launch of 96.1 The Planet. Programming for The Planet originates from CHR WRVQ's HD2 channel, and is simulcast on translator W241AP.
Kelly McWilliam exits the Publicity department at Atlantic Records to become Director of Publicity for Columbia Records' Los Angeles office. She can be reached at Kelly.McWilliam@SonyMusic.com.
Samsung is leaving FM radio out of its Galaxy S4 smartphone. AndroidAuthority.com reports that previous Galaxy S phones had an FM radio reciever, but the new one does not due to a perceived lack of interest from the consumer. A statement from Samsung to Russian website Hi-Tech.Mail.Ru said, "Our studies show a trend shift of interest to digital broadcasting, specifically Ė focus on listening to music content in social networks or on the channel YouTube. The flagship model of our products are focused on customers who use digital content, which use modern formats and channels of information consumption."
Jelli has received its second patent, as the social music service now has U.S. Patent No. 8,413,189, "Dynamic selection of advertising content in a social broadcast environment." This patent describes methods related to determining advertising content to be included in a broadcast dynamically.