Northeast radio vet Heidi West is named midday host at Classic Rock WAQY/Springfield. West will be in place in September 9.
Greg Tillotson is tapped as OM for Mapleton Communications' seven station Spokane cluster. Tillotson was most recently Brand Manager at Classic Hits KKBR/Billings until it changed to a CHR format as Pop Crush 97.1.
In Salt Lake City, KHTB moves from Z-Rock to Alt 94.9 and modifies itself to play Everything Alternative. Additionally, the morning show has been renamed The Half-Assed Morning Show.
VEVO hasnamed Jonathan Carson to the newly-created position of Chief Revenue Officer. He will be based in the company’s New York City headquarters and report to President/CEO Rio Caraeff. Effective immediately, Carson will oversee VEVO’s global premium sales force and network of sales partners including all advertising sales and integrated sponsorships. Carson joins VEVO after six years with TheNielsen Company. "Jonathan has built his reputation as an entrepreneur and innovator," said Caraeff. "As VEVO continues to expand on new platforms and into more territories, Jonathan is the ideal person to join our team and accelerate the growth of our business. We are very lucky to have him."
Beasley Broadcast Group announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of 107.9 KVGS/Las Vegas from GGB Las Vegas, LLC. In May 2010, Beasley Broadcast entered into an agreement with GGB Las Vegas to provide management services to KVGSand KOAS and at the same time secured an option to purchase both stations. KOAS was acquired by Beasley Broadcast in August of 2012. Beasley Chairman/CEO George G. Beasley stated, "This purchase finalizes Beasley Broadcast Group’s goal of securing the FM signals of KOAS and KVGS to expand our Las Vegas cluster. We could not be more pleased to own and operate four FM radio stations and one AM station – and air five distinctive brands - in this dynamic market. Under the incredible leadership of Market Manager Tom Humm, our Las Vegas team of radio professionals is poised for success."
Through a new partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Bloomingdale's will share its love for British rock and pop culture through a custom "UK Rocks" station on iHeartRadio, featuring hand-selected music from the UK. iHeartRadio.com will also feature video vignettes that capture the impact that Great Britain has had on fashion, music and pop culture via exclusive interviews with Alasdhair Willis of Hunter, Christopher Bailey of Burberry, singer/songwriter Emile Sandé, singer/songwriter Jake Bugg, John Varvatos, historian/author Mark Lewisohn, RayKelvin of Ted Baker, singer/songwriter Rita Ora and Sir Paul Smith of Paul Smith. The partnership will culminate with intimate performances by Emile Sandé and Jake Bugg on October 10, and Rita Ora on Oct. 17 at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City, celebrating all things British.