In Brief - September 12, 2013
September 12, 2013

Carson Daly adds yet another gig to his busy schedule. In addition to his other radio and TV duties, Daly will host "The Orange Room" segment for NBC's Today show, centered around social media and digital content. Daly appeared on Today this morning, saying that he will continue to host his weekly radio countdown show, The Daily Download.

On September 18, the Senate Commerce Committee will hear Michael O'Rielly's nomination for the open Republican seat on the FCC.

CHR WZFT/Baltimore adds Julian from CHR KZZP/Phoenix as its new night host. Additionally, Darrin Marshall, Creative Services Director at CHR sister WIHT/Washington, D.C. picks up additional duties as Imaging Director at WZFT.

At CHR WKQI/Detroit, Promotion Director/weekend/swing guy Stick (Sam Day) rises to the APD/MD night post.
Bootleg Kev exits from afternoons at CHR/Rhythmic KKFR/Phoenix. As a result, night host Deongello moves to afternoons.

Nikki Ramirez joins Hot AC WFLC/Miami. Ramirez mostly recently held the afternoon shift at AC WLYF/Miami.

Amy Rodriquez (Amy Sunshine) is named morning co-host at Hot AC WBEC/Pittsfield where she will team with Rob Poulin to form The Live 95.9 Morning Crew

Kim Carson replaces Mary Ellen Murphy in middays for Classic Rock WLAV/Grand Rapids.
The following have been appointed to the Board of Directors at SiriusXM Radio: George W. Bodenheimer, ESPN Executive Chairman and Anthony J. Bates, Microsoft EVP, Business Development and Evangelism and former Skype President.

Jack White's Third Man Records has inked a partnership with Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) for physical and digital distribution.

Former Cox Media Group-Birmingham VP/Market Manager David Dubose has repsonded to CMG's response to his lawsuit against the company. Dubose denies that his actions as Birmingham VP/Market Manager before SummitMedia acquired the stations from CMG were done without knowledge or approval of higher management. In its response last month, CMG says Dubose had violated the broadcaster's orders not to make any "significant decisions" without consulting another executive.

Seven more members of Congress have adding their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act: Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY), John Campbell (R-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Mark Messmer (R-IN), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH).

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Jon Zellner
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