The 15 year career of the illustrious Bill Burrs will be winding down at RCA Records. Look for Bill to announce his plans in the near future. Burrs is currently SVP of Rock Formats at RCA.
Veteran programmer Gary Nolan is named PD/afternoon host at Classic Hits KCMO/Kansas City.
Afternoon host Dr. Don Sainte-Johnn departs from Rhythmic AC KHYL/Sacramento.
The Dave & Sherry Morning Show exit from AC KRTR/Honolulu.
With last week's exit of Gary Susalis as Music Choice Sr. Manager of Programming, Gabriella D'Agostino steps up to oversee the Rock department. D'Agostino has oversight of Alternative, Rock, Classic Alternative, Rock Hits and MCU, while her assistant Gabriela Canella takes MD duties for Metal.
Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to expand iTunes Radio into the UK by early next year, getting to both the UK and Canada ahead of Pandora. Sources tell Bloomberg that iTunes Radio will launch in Australia and New Zealand in early 2014 as well, where Pandora already has a foothold. The Nordic countries are also on target for an early 2014 debut for the streaming music service.
Warner Music Group is moving its headquarters in New York City, from 75 Rockefeller Center to 1633 Broadway Tower. Billboard.biz reports WMG will take up six floors of the building, and has inked a lease that runs up to July 31, 2029.
Effective today, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandiser) and DigitalMusic.org are rebranded as The Music Business Association (found at MusicBiz.org).