On October 3, the nomination of Michael O'Rielly for the Federal Communications Commission will be put to a vote by the Senate Commerce Committee. O'Reilly would fill the open Republican seat of Robert McDowell on the FCC if approved by the full Senate.
Changes at Rock WNNX/Atlanta: The contract Eric Von Haessler of The Regular Guys morning show is not being renewed. Additionally, night host Lewis Alston exits.
Andy Barber joins Adult Hits KBEZ/Tulsa for mornings.
South Central Communications Active Rocker WNFZ/Knoxville is relinquishing its LMA with John Pirkle and will move dial positions from 94.3 to 95.7 beginning 10/14. South Central currently houses CHR WQJK at 95.7, but the company says it will not be continued due to the move of the Active Rock format.
Veteran Boston broadcaster Beverly Tilden has joined Cape Cod Broadcasting as GM of the four-station cluster, as well as CapeCod.com.
Cox Media Group-Orlando Radio names Heather Stricker as GSM of WMMO and WPYO-FM/Orlando. Stricker has previously served as LSM for separately for both WMMO-FM and WPYO-FM and was, most recently, LSM for CMG's Orlando Radio’s Cluster.
Deborah Klein joins Primary Wave Music as a management partner in its Talent Management team.
Thanks to the government shutdown today, approximately 98 percent of the FCC's staff has been put on furlough. A plan was released Friday, with only a handful of FCC employees working full-time during the shutdown. All employees were expected to report today, but to conduct an "orderly shutdown of operations."
Digital music video service VEVO has launched in Germany, the 13th country the site is now available in.
ABC News Radio revamps its ABC ePrep service as ABC Air Power, an upgraded version of the radio prep service.