In Brief - August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013

Dennis Martinez is named OM of CCM+E's Modesto-Stockton, CA cluster.

CHR WKSC/Chicago morning co-host Brother Fred will now be know simply as Fred. Fred has also updated his Twitter name to @fredonair.

Lauren MacLeash has exited the PD chair at CCM+E Triple A KTCZ/Minneapolis-St. Paul after 19 years. MacLeash was also programming Classic Hits KQQL. Word out of Minneapolis is that Top 40 KDWB PD Rich Davis adds the programming duties at KTCZ.

TV and radio vet Frank Ski joins Howard University's Urban AC WHUR/Washington, D.C. for afternoon drive duties effective September 9.

Weekend talent Mike Kruz is promoted to PM Drive at AC WFLC/Miami.

Bob O'Dell is named PD for Classic Rock KGGO and Country KJJY/Des Moines.

Lincoln Financial Media re-brands AC KIFM/San Diego as "Easy 98.1 FM."

Idaho-based Imapct Radio Group elevates Jim Miles to CFO. Miles is now charges with managing the financial affairs of the company's Boise radio stations which includes KSRV, KWYD, KPDA, KINF-FM & AM and KMHI-AM.
 
FMQB offers best wishes to industry vet Joan Gerberding who announced she is retiring last Friday. Gerberding, who is best remembered for her 24 year run as EVP/COO and President of Nassau Broadcasting Partners, most recently served as COO Datastream Group based in Naples, FL.

Liz Ray joins Buckley Radio in the newly created role of Marketing Manager. Ray will assist in the sales and marketing for the company's Bakersfield, Merecd and Monterey radio stations.

Ticketmaster Global President Nathan Hubbard has officially exited the company, according to a filing with the SEC on Friday by Live Nation. Billboard.biz reports that Ticketmaster North American President Jared Smith will remain as COO but assume many of Hubbard's former responsibilities. Smith and Ticketmaster International President Mark Yovich will jointly report to Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino.

Cox Media Group has filed a response to former CMG-Birmingham VP/Market Manager David Dubose's recent lawsuit, claiming the company owes him over $300,000 as bonus pay. In its response, CMG says Dubose had violated the broadcaster's orders not to make any "significant decisions" without consulting VP of Revenue Paul Curran, when he hired Sports WJOX PD Ryan Haney.

Marketron announces the appointment of Deborah Esayian as Chief Revenue Officer. Adding to her duties as Co-President of Marketron Interactive, Esayian will now also oversee the sales and business development operations of all three of Marketronís product lines including radio traffic, mobile and interactive.

Beasley Broadcast-Las Vegas VP/Market Manager Tom Humm has been named the recipient of the 2013 Nevada Broadcasters Associationís prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Humm was honored at the 18th Annual NBA Hall of Fame Gala, held August 17.




 
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