Clear Channel CHR WXXL (XL 106.7)/Orlando scores a big post MTV Video Music Awards morning after interview with *NSYNC member Chris Kirkpatrick who talks about the reunion that has everyone talking! The Johnny's House morning show reached out to Chris, who called in on-time and still up from last night's VMAs. Chris talked about it all including: How does he feel after last night? How did it come about? The social media buzz. How did it stay so secret? Justin Timberlake’s performance and what he thought about getting ready for it? Are there plans for a full reunion tour and who brought it up backstage? Was he nervous getting back on stage? What would it take to get “tour ready” if they got back together? And Chris also addresses *NSYNC vs. One Direction! Hear segment 1 of the interview below:
Check out Segments 2 and 3 here (courtesy of iHeartRradio).
Cumulus taps John Crenshaw as its new Regional PD/Michigan and OM for its cluster in Grand Rapids as well as handling the day-to-day PD duties at Hot AC WTNR/Grand Rapids. Crenshaw is best known for his long stint at Country WCOL/Columbus.
Saga Commucations-Jonesboro appoints Christie Matthews OM. Matthews will also remain as Brand Manager for Country KDXY, in addition to having oversight of Classic Hits KEGI, AC KJBX, CHR/Rhythmic KDXY-HD2 and Oldies KDXY-HD3.
After a 20 year run at AC WRCH/Hartford, Allison Demers, one-third of the Allan, Mike & Allison morning show, is retiring.
Brandon Green takes the APD reins at recently flipped Modern Rock KNOB/Santa Rosa. Green formerly held the PD post prior to the flip from Adult Hits to Modern Rock. The station is currently running jockless.
Urban WWPR/New York's morning show, The Breakfast Club, welcomes the following stations who are now airing the show nationally via Premiere Networks: Urban WOWI/Norfolk, Urban WKKV/Milwaukee, Rhythmic KOHT/Tucson and WMJJ (104.1 The Beat)/Birmingham. "We feel very blessed that a life-long dream of ours has become a reality," stated The Breakfast Club. "It’s a humbling opportunity to be able to entertain our listeners - making them laugh and think at the same time. We’re ready to work even harder, and we consider it a privilege to wake up with each and every one of you in the morning. God is great."
Ken Matthews joins Talk WHP-AM/Harrisburg for afternoons, effective September 3.
Major League Baseball's MLB Advanced Media division has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming Global Citizen Festival in New York. The charity concert is slated for next month in Central Park and features Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kings Of Leon and John Mayer among its performers. The New York TImes reports that the division is aiming to get further involved in broadcast programming distribution outside of sports. "This is the first time we’ve ever purchased worldwide rights for TV, radio — well, what we used to call TV, what we used to call radio — and digital," MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman told the paper.