In Brief - January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014

Jimmy Iovine's Beats Music and AT&T are partnering on the launch of its subscription music service slated for January 21. According to, "Everyone can try the entire service for free" and "AT&T customers can access unlimited song streaming and downloads for individuals across three devices for $10 a month or for up to five family members across 10 devices for $15 a month. AT&T Family customers will receive a 90-day free trial, while individual AT&T wireless customers can get the first 30 days free. It will be part of an AT&T customer's regular bill." Beats Music features a vast catalog of more than 20 million fully licensed songs from all the major labels, including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group, as well as all independent labels– managed and maintained by a team of music experts with hundreds of years of curatorial expertise.

Next Media Mainstream CHR WERO (Bob 933)/Greenville-New Bern welcomes of Aj Anelli to Nights! Aj’s radio journey includes stints at WAPE/Jacksonville and CBS Radio in Charlotte at 95.1 WNKS (Kiss-Fm)  OM/PD Chris “Hollywood” Mann commented, “Aj has the perfect combination of talents and personality to take our night show to the next level. We are excited to have him join and compliment an already amazing team!” Anelli states, “I am excited to be working in Eastern Carolina with an amazing crew and I am looking forward to a great 2014 with Bob 933.” Aj’s first day is Monday January 13.

APD Alex Quigley will rise to the OM post at Talk WGN-AM/Chicago, reports Chicagoland Radio and Media.

Former FCC Chairmen Reed Hunt, Dick Wiley and Michael Powell will testify before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology at its first hearing on the proposed rewrite of the Communications Act on Wednesday, January 15.

Cox Media Group-Atlanta Radio names Jaleigh Long as the new co-GSM for News Talk WSB. Long will work alongside Beth Bowers, who was also named to the GSM position in December 2013. Long spent the last seven years as GSM for South Central Media in Evansville, IN.

Rhythmic AC KYOT/Phoenix becomes Adult Hits The Mountain and is using the "We Play Anything" moniker.

Veteran air talent Jimi Jamm joins Country WCJW/Warsaw, NY for mornings.

Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman, names Tim Brennan the Commission's Chief Economist and staffer Clete Johnson Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Brennan is a University of Maryland Baltimore County Professor and Resources For The Future Senior Fellow.

At Hot AC WPLJ/New York, Marketing Specialist/Senior AE Beth Larkins is promoted to LSM.

Columbia Records ups Mark Williams to EVP/A&R. Williams most recently was SVP/A&R.

Cathy Kaufman joins AC WJBR/Wilmington as GSM. Kaufaman, who replaces Katie Loizeaux, was most recently VP/Director of Sales for Cumulus-Ft. Walton Beach.

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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