Last night, John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, was honored at T.J. Martell Foundation's New York Honors Gala, with President Bill Clinton presenting him with the Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award. Sykes and Clinton are pictured above with Sting and Bryan Adams. (photo: Getty Images)
"Big Jim" Murray joins Hot AC WEZN/Bridgeport for mornings where he'll be teaming current morning host Anna Zap.
CHR KUJ/Tri Cities takes the wraps off its updated on-air staff: Mornings will feature Reka and Gunner, in middays it's the syndicated On Air With Ryan Seacrest, PD James Tyler handles afternoons and Adam Jagger takes on nights.
Ryan Seacrest has extended his deal to continue to host and executive produce Dick Clarkís New Yearís Rockiní Eve with Ryan Seacrest for a multi-year term.
The FTC has granted approval of Cumulus Media's sale of multiple stations to Townsquare Media, clearing a path for approval by the FCC.
FMQB sends its condolences to the friends and family of longtime News/Talk KYW-AM/Philadelphia executive Roy Shapiro. Shapiro served two decades as VP/GM of the Philadelphia's radio "news authority" and spent 42 years in total with the company, starting in 1962 at Group W/Westinghouse Broadcasting. Dan Mason, President/CEO of CBS Radio, said, "Roy was the backbone of KYW Radio for so many years and continued to make valuable contributions to CBS Radio through his wealth of knowledge in audience measurement research. All of us at CBS Radio will miss him - not only as our colleague but as our loyal friend." CBS Radio EVP of Operations Scott Herman added, "Roy was an incredible person and one of the brightest and smartest minds the Broadcasting industry has ever seen. His legacy will live on through those of us lucky enough to be mentored by him and those of us blessed to be able to call him a friend." CBS Radio-Philly SVP/Market Manager Marc Rayfield commented, "Roy was not only a great boss, he was a father figure to many of us. He made everyone around him a better broadcaster and a better person. His presence in our daily lives will be sorely missed, but his spirit will live on forever."