In Brief - July 2, 2013
July 2, 2013

Interscope Records has named industry veteran Larry Khan as VP of Urban Promotion. Khan will be based in the company's Santa Monica offices. Khan most recently was EVP at Jive Records. He will report to Interscope President of Urban Joe Manda

At CHR WSSX/Charleston, SC, Yonni Rude is named PD. He was previously APD at sister Urban WWWZ.
Daron Harris joins CHR KLLY/Bakersfield for MD/afternoon host duties.

Katie Barr joins Hot AC KMHX/Santa Rosa, CA for midday duties. Barr was previously PD/MD/middays across town at Triple A KRSH.

CCM+E-Jacksonville brings "Planet Rock - Jacksonville's Real Rock" back to the airwaves, via 106.9 W295AZ and WNWW-HD2.

JoAnn Genette joins Classic Hits WERV (95.9 The River)/Chicago as co-host and producer for Mackay In The Morning, starting Monday, July 8.

Summit Media has partnered with Alabama’s Internet Triple A, Birmingham Mountain Radio, to take the station to FM beginning today, July 2. As of noon, BMR can now be heard locally on 107.3 FM and WZNN-HD2. Geno Pearson will continue programming the outlet that includes Scott Register’s Morning Blend in AM Drive.

At Cox Media Group-Miami, VP/Market Manager Dan Kearney resigns.

Dan Binder joins SparkNet as a Research Consultant. The radio programming vet joins the growing SparkNet Research & Consulting team to work largely with the development and expansion of SparkNet’s online products and services. Max Dugan, VP of SparkNet Research & Consulting, says, "Dan’s diverse experience in content development & programming combined with his vast research understanding, make him a valuable resource for our clients in the U.S., Canada and around the world."

Nielsen Holdings will replace Sprint on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, effective at the end of the trading day on Monday, July 8. According to Bloomberg, Sprint is being removed from the S&P 500 following a $21.6 billion deal giving SoftBank Corp. control of the wireless company. S&P says the deal puts Sprint shares available for trading below the 50 percent mark set as the criteria for the index.

Honda announced this week that the 2014 Odyssey is the first vehicle in their line-up to offer HD Radio Technology. The 2014 Odyssey arrived at dealers today.

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