In Brief - May 9, 2013
May 9, 2013

Brandon Rowe exits as Brand Manager at CHR/Rhythmic WNRG/Milwaukee.

CHR KTFM/San Antonio takes the wraps off a new nightly EDM-based show called Beat Mix. The show is hosted by APD/MD/afternoon talent Nick Russo and can be heard Monday-Thursday, from 11 p.m. to midnight.

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is now on CHR WZJZ/Ft. Myers from 6-10 a.m.
 
John Folkes is elevated to PD for Dial Global's Hot AC formats. Folkes will continue as PD for the company's Hits Now format in addition to his Dial Global Custom duties.

Following the exit of morning co-host Brian Kramp, Modern Rock WLUM (FM 102/1) announces its music-based morning show with Jon Adler, the other half of the former Kramp and Adler Morning Show. The new show will air weekdays from 5-9 a.m. beginning Monday, May 20. "Jon Adlerís quick wit and passion for music, comedy, and encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture make him the perfect person for this role," said Jacent Jackson, FM 102/1 PD. "Iím excited about continuing with FM 102/1 and this new opportunity. Iím looking forward to hitting up all things entertainment, especially comedy, and everything local in Milwaukee," said Adler.
    
In other programming changes, effective this week "Smells Like the 90s Lunch," the popular weekday show featuring 90s alternative music, moves to 9:00 a.m. with a new name, "90s at 9." Michelle continues as host of the show at its new time.

At Modern Rock KENZ/Salt Lake City, morning co-host Chad departs from the Chunga and Chad Show. Chad is moving on to be Project Manager at Deseret Books. Chunga will handle mornings on his own on the newly named The Chunga Show.

Tom Joyner's 18-month hiatus is over as he returns to WJMR/Milwaukee beginning Monday, May 13. The REACH Media-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, featuring co-hosts Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown will air from 5-9 a.m.

Sports WFAN/New York announces a new, multi-year contract extension with the New York Giants. "We are proud to continue our partnership with the New York Giants, the cityís premier football franchise," said Don Bouloukos, SVP/Market Manager, CBS Radio-New York. "Our tri-state area listeners are fans of the team, and they know they can count on WFAN for unparalleled coverage, access to players and coaches, and insight they canít hear anywhere else.  As we continue to expand our footprint in the metropolitan area, we look forward to having the Giants remain a cornerstone of the WFAN lineup."

Nine more members of the House Of Representatives have signed on their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act: Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Tom Graves (R-GA), Joe Heck (R-NV), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Frederica Wilson (D-FL).

Clear Channel Communications announces that it is seeking, subject to market and customary conditions, to extend $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of outstanding term loans B and C due 2016 until 2018. The new extended term loans will have the same security and guarantee package as the outstanding term loans B and C. These efforts are part of the companyís continuing efforts to optimize its overall capital structure.

Independent music publishing, marketing and talent management company Primary Wave Music has finalized a new, expanded financial partnership with Credit Suisse and SunTrust Bank, who have both been financial partners with Primary Wave since 2006. The deal, valued in excess of $125 million, will provide the music entertainment company with greater flexibility for new acquisitions and consistent growth.

The Associated Press announces that its AP Mobile application will now feature three-minute audio news updates, powered by Stitcher.




 
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Rob Roberts
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