Kobi will be exiting as MD of CCM+E CHR WDCG (G105)/Raleigh soon to segue to sister Clear Channel CHR KWNW (101.9 Radio Now)/Memphis as PD. Kobi takes the reigns in Memphis after Christmas but will be heard in afternoons starting Monday (12/9.) Kobi told FMQB, "Thank you to Devin Steel, Rod Phillips and Morgan Bohannon for the opportunity to come to 'The Heartbeat Of Music' Memphis, TN and take over as the lead singer of KWNW - 101.9 Radio Now! I can’t wait to join the CC Memphis family and help Radio Now reach its potential! Special thanks to Chris Edge, Chris Shebel and Zac Davis for helping me return to and work/play in my hometown of Raleigh for the past year and change. I now start my quest to find the best BBQ joint in Memphis!" CCM+E Regional Programming Manager Devin Steel added, "After three months of searching KWNW 101.9 Radio Now welcomes Kobi as Program Director. Kobe's experience in Raleigh and in other markets as MD have given him this opportunity in Memphis. Under SVPP Rod Phillips and MM Morgan Bohannon, Kobi has an endless amount of energy and understanding of the music. Kobi is a great addition to our brain trust of PDs and understands what it takes in a PPM environment to win."
Entercom-Austin today announces that effective immediately that JB and Sandy Mcllree would no longer host morning drive on Hot AC KAMX (Mix 94.7) and that a new morning show to be announced has been hired.
At Hot AC WXMA (102.3 The Max)/Louisville, Jessica Lee steps down from full-time midday duties and Promotions for health reasons. Lee is seeking voice over and voice tracking work and can be reached at www.jessicaleedj.com.
Veteran programmer Jim Rising is named PD/afternoon host at Shamrock Classic Rocker WEZX/Wilkes Barre-Scranton filling the void left when Scott Laudini exited in July. Rising previously handled programming duties at WEZX in the mid-90s. Rising will continue his programming responsibilities for Triple A WQTL/Tallahassee. Also in the cluster, Tommy Ferguson joins and will oversee Modern Rock WFUZ and Sports WEJL. Ferguson was most recently at Classic Hits WOWY/State College.
Changes at Mid-West Family's Southwest Michigan cluster: Rock WIRX MD/morning host Rex Charger adds Assistant OM duties for WIRX, WSJM, WCXT, WYTZ and WCSY. Additionally WCXT morning host Zack East becomes Digital Media Manager for the cluster.
In addition to CCM+E-Los Angeles' AM Talk changes yesterday, Clear Channel-San Francisco made similar changes to its two AM Talkers. KNEW-AM will feature a lineup of Conservative Talk, with Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Sister KKSF-AM will include more live and local News and Talk content for the Bay Area. CCM+E-San Francisco VP of Programming Don Parker commented, "We are excited to continue to grow the live and local programming on Talk 910 with the expansion of the Armstrong & Getty show. We’re also thrilled to welcome the Bay’s leading midday Talk personality, Randi Rhodes, to Talk 910. With these adjustments, our already impressive growth will only be enhanced in 2014. At the same time, the new line-up on 960 KNEW will be a destination for conservative listeners who follow America’s top personalities – all in one place."
CCM+E-Phoenix appoints two new GSMs: George Flora and Libia DeLucca.
Lincoln Financial Media-Miami names Jim Prain as Director of Sales for the cluster.
Music Choice announces the expansion of its channel lineup to 50 channels effective December 10. The new Music Choice channel line-up adds: Teen MC, Pop Rhythmic, Pop Country, Y2K, and Love Songs.