In Brief - September 18, 2013
September 18, 2013

Becca James joins CHR WWST/Knoxville for middays. James joins from CHR KRBE/Houston where she had been working in the Promotions department as well as doing weekends/fill-ins.

In San Diego, Classic Hits XHPRS names Jay Coffey APD/midday host. Coffey, who replaces Dave Mason (now at KRTH/Los Angeles), starts October 14.
 
Former radio programmer, consultant and software executive Mark Bolke has joined broadcast software company, RCS. Bolke will manage corporate programming sales for the Americas and serve as National Software Sales Manager.

Billboard.com reports that veteran music business executive Diarmuid Quinn has joined Kobalt Label Services as President, North America. Quinn is a former COO of Warner Bros. Records and also previously served as President of Reprise Records.

Envision Radio NetworksFull Metal Jackie Radio welcomes KCXX-FM/Los Angeles as the newest affiliate of the metal show.

Slacker has released an updated mobile app for Apple's new iOS 7 operating system, which debuts today. Meanwhile, Pandora has revamped its iPad app with Pandora 5.0 for iPad.

The NAB announces that local radio and TV stations have donated airtime valued at over $12 million for NAB's 'OK2Talk' mental health public service announcement campaign. This includes over 106,600 airings on local TV and radio stations. NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith said, "NAB salutes the efforts of broadcasters across America to make a real difference on the issue of mental health. As stewards of the airwaves, local radio and television broadcasters and our network partners have a unique megaphone and a remarkable capacity to change attitudes in a positive way. Mental health issues are often the common thread in tragedies like the Navy Yard shooting this week. We thank our broadcast brothers and sisters for their support for the NAB campaign, and urge them to continue carrying these pro-social messages that encourage a meaningful dialogue on mental health."




 
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