In Brief - May 3, 2013
May 3, 2013

Avril Lavigne has been added to the lineup for KIIS/Los Angeles' Wango Tango on Saturday, May 11. She joins Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Flo Rida,, Demi Lovato, Fall Out Boy, Afrojack, Miguel, Icona Pop, Jason Derulo, Krewella, Emeli Sandé and Ariana Grande. The show is hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and special guest host Britney Spears.

Carlos Duran is named PD of CHR KKOB/Albuquerque.

CHR KCRZ/Visalia, CA rebrands as "Hitz 104.9," adding the syndicated Elvis Duran and Ryan Seacrest shows in mornings and middays, respectively.
At CHR WPFM/Panama City, the syndicated Kidd Kraddick morning show is out in favor of the local Lug and Zeh Project. The new duo puts former WGMY/Tallahassee PD/afternoon host Lugnut with stand-up comedian Zeh, who has also done radio in Panama City, Pensacola and Augusta.

After five years with Live Nation, Liz Morentin has stepped down from her position as VP of Communications and Media Relations and has accepted a new job with Dick Clark Productions to head up in-house PR for the company.

John Tesh announces today that his Tesh Media Group is launching Intelligence for Your Life TV. The new broadcast venture will serve as the video extension of his Intelligence for Your Life nationally-syndicated radio program. The program offers advice on topics such as health and wellness, relationships and finances. The new half hour TV program is slated to launch June 1, 2013.  The show will be hosted by Tesh, Connie Sellecca, who serves as the host of Intelligence for Your Health Radio, and Gib Gerard.

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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