In Brief - May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013

CHR WJYY/Concord PD AJ Dukette is elevated OM for Binnie Media's Central New Hampshire cluster.

On Friday, May 24, 95.5 ‘PLJ/New York's Scott & Todd kicks off its 16th Annual Summer Blast-Off Live from Jenkinson’s On the Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Confirmed acts for the show are Gavin Degraw, Ed Sheeran, Sara Bareilles and Mark Ballis. The fun goes from 6-10 a.m. and also includes the show's News/Entertainment/Gossip Reporter Cooper Lawrence, Channel 7’s Bill Evans and Monkey Boy. Admission is free.

At Modern Rock WBRU/Providence, RI, Eliza Soros replaces Olivia Petrocco as MD.

Following the recent proposal from investor Daniel Loeb that Sony Corp break up its divisions and spin off its Entertainment division, the company is reportedly considering the plan. Sources tell Japanese newspaper Nikkei that Loeb's plan will be brought before Sony's Board of Directors, according to Sony is expected to hire a financial adviser to study Loeb's plan.

Slacker has named John Hayase as Chief Product Officer. He will oversee the development of Slacker’s digital music service across the Web, smartphones, tablets, cars and consumer electronics devices. "Slacker is growing fast with millions of people listening every month - John is here to guarantee these listeners have an amazing experience across every platform, whether they’re listening for free or are paying subscribers," said Jim Cady, CEO of Slacker. "John’s career at the intersection of entertainment and e-commerce also supports Slacker’s commitment to provide artists and advertisers a highly engaging and efficient way to reach their fans and customers."

Marketron, a provider of software solutions and business services for the media industry, will host the second annual User Symposium at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC on June 19. For more information on the Symposium and registration requests, click here:

Congratulations to WDOD/Chattanooga MD Sean Stewart and his wife on the birth of their daughter, Leighton Belle on May 17. Both mom and baby are healthy.


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Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

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