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In Brief - December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013

Tonight's WHTZ (Z100)/New York iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Concert special will not only broadcast on CCM+E CHR stations across the country, but also via Yahoo Screen. You can watch the whole concert here starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Jay Michaels exits the PD seat at Hot AC KDMX and Modern Rock KDGE/Dallas. As a result, CCM+E-Dallas VP/Programming Patrick Davis will oversee KDMX and Classic Rock KZPS PD Don Davis will cover KDGE while the search for Michaels' replacement is underway.

Modern Rock KNDD/Seattle and APD/afternoon host Corey O'Brien part ways. PD Garrett Michaels will handle afternoons for the time being.

Samantha Layne joins Rock WZZO/Allentown for afternoon drive and Promotions Director duties. She arrives from mornings at WODE in the Lehigh Valley. "Samantha is one of the most beloved on-air talents in the Lehigh Valley, and weíre thrilled to have her joining the team at 95.1 ZZO," said Jeff Hurley, Regional Program Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment-Harrisburg/ Allentown/Reading/Lancaster/Williamsport. "Samantha is joining a dream team of rock talent, including the legendary Bearman and Keith."

Albany has a new Triple A station, as Albany Broadcasting flipped WZMR from Country to Triple A today. WZMR had been simulcasting Country sister station WKLI, and becomes The Peak 104.9, with Jamie "Tanch" Tanchyk handling PD duties and middays. More on-air hosts will arrive next month.

Cumulus has flipped Adult Hits WDRQ/Detroit to Country as Nash FM 93.1. The station is using the national Cumulus Country brand and will air Country Christmas music through the holiday season.

Sports WFAN/New York morning team Boomer Esiason & Craig Carton will host the Super Comedy Jam on Wednesday, January 29 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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