Tyler Media unveiled a new CHR station on KRXO HD3/Oklahoma using translator KC243BJ with the slogan, Oklahoma's Station For Generation Now, 96.5. Check it out at www.now965.com.
Changes at Mid-West Family Broadcasting: CHR/Rhythmic WJMQ/Madison PD JD Garfield is appointed OM at CHR/Rhythmic KOSP and Active Rock KQRA/Springfield. Garfield will take on PD duties at KOSP. Also at KQRA, Shadow rises to the PD chair.
At CBS Radio Hot AC KMXB (Mix 94.1)/Las Vegas, Heather Collins segues from nights to middays, replacing the exiting Heather Converse. Part-timer MG (aka Nicole Cherry) is promoted to nights.
Lola Montgomery moves from mornings at AC KMGX/Bend for middays at clusterbuddy Country KSJJ.
Modern Rock KXTE (X107.5)/Las Vegas promotes MD/afternoon host Jon Manley to APD. Manley says, "It’s a real thrill and privilege to have the opportunity to continue to progress at such a great station, with an awesome staff, in such a fun city. Viva Las Vegas, Viva X107.5!"
Active Rocker WCCC/Hartford, CT flips to Classic Rock.
Billboard is reporting that Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow has been contracted to remain in his post through 2019. The Academy’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Portnow’s contract, which was set to expire in 2015.
Julia Brau becomes the 13th member of the Clear Channel Communications board. As a VP at Thomas H. Lee Partners, she comes from one of the two giant private equity companies that are the controlling shareholders of Clear Channel, and she’s already a board member or manager of Clear Channel Media Holdings and Clear Channel Capital I.
L & L Broadcasting has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase five radio stations in Columbia, SC owned by YMF Media, LLC. The stations are Urban AC WWDM, Urban WHXT, Classic Rock WMFX, Modern Rock WARQ and News/Talk WOIC-AM. Effective immediately and pending FCC approval, the YMF stations will be operated by L & L pursuant to a local marketing agreement.
On-demand digital audio service Stitcher has announced full integration in Mazda 3 vehicles.
iBiquity Digital Corporation has launched a new HDRadio.com and the first-ever HD Radio Guide App for iOS and Android.