In Brief - September 9, 2013
September 9, 2013

Afternoon host and Baltimore market mainstay Mike Ondayko and Classic Rock WZBA/Baltimore part ways.

Talk KRWK/Fargo makes the switch to Rock as Rock 102.
Here are the newest Cumulus stations who who've adopted the Country NASH format: KAMO/Fayetteville, KXKC/Lafayette,  WMDH/Muncie, WLFF/Myrtle Beach, WFYR/Peoria and WJCL/Savannah.
Michael O'Neill, SVP/Repertoire & Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc., is appointed CEO succeeding President/CEO Del Bryant who announced his retirement in May after 41 years with the company.

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has announced additional enhancements for the iHeartRadio Talk iOS and Android mobile apps. The updated apps will feature a directory for Talk that now allows users the ability to browse and select from hundreds of programs. The mobile app update will also feature a more user-friendly side navigation pull-out screen with an easily accessible "presets" section for quick access to the listener's saved Live, Custom and Talk Station favorites. Additionally, users will be able to browse by category. The iOS mobile update is available today for the iPhone and iPod, with Android following on September 12 for phones and tablets, including the Kindle.
     "Since launching in July, iHeartRadio Talk has already demonstrated that it's an important source of information for the on-the-go consumer, with 60 percent of Talk users accessing via their mobile devices ­ and that has been with very limited mobile functionality," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for CCM+E. "During beta, we have received a lot of feedback to make our Talk feature more accessible via mobile, and now we are able to provide that. Our users will also notice even more Talk functionality coming to our apps in the near future."

Microsoft expands the Xbox Music streaming service, with new apps now available for the iOS and Android mobile platforms, as well as free streaming access via the Web. Xbox Music was previously only accessable to Windows users.

The TeshMedia Group announces the addition of multiple new affiliate radio stations for the daily edition of  The John Tesh Radio Show - Intelligence For Your Life! The newest affiliates include: CHCR/FM-Rockland, ONT (Middays), CJWF/FM-Windsor, ONT / Detroit, MI (Middays), CKHK/FM-Hawksbury, ONT Canada  (Afternoon Drive),  CKPC/AM-Brantford, ONT (Afternoon Drive), KBZY/AM-Salem, OR (Middays), KCCR/AM-Pierre, SD (Afternoon Drive), KJSN/FM-Modesto, CA (Afternoon Drive), KKLS/AM & FM-Rapid City, SD (Middays), KREZ/FM-Cape Girardeau, MO (Morning Drive), KVSL/AM & FM-Phoenix/Show Low, AZ (Middays),  KZTL/FM-Denver/North Platte, NE, (Morning Drive), WWSE/FM-Jamestown, NY (Afternoon Drive), WXJZ/FM-Gainesville, FL (Afternoon Drive), WYEA/FM-Sylacauga, AL (Morning Drive), WZUN/FM-Syracuse, NY (Evenings). Additionally, the following affiliates have moved The John Tesh Radio Show from nights to daytime dayparts: KZWV/FM-Osage Beach, MO (moved from nights to Afternoon Drive), WFAS/FM-Westchester, NY (moved from nights to Middays) .

FMQB offers condolences to family and friends of longtime WLS-AM/Chicago morning host Don Wade, who passed away after battling a brain tumor on Friday (9/6). Wade was 72.

FMQB offers condolences to the family and friends of Philadelphia radio vet E. Stevens Collins who died from an apparent heart attack on Sunday (9/8). Collins was 59. Most recently, Collins hosted Philly Speaks, a public affairs program on Radio One Urban Oldies WRNB and also was the Director of Urban Marketing and External Relations for Radio One for the past 11 years.

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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