In Brief - February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014

Clear Channel News/Talk WOR-AM/New York has removed Elliot In The Morning. Clear Channel stated, “Elliot In The Morning will be going back fulltime to Washington’s DC101. After much thought and discussion, it’s clear that we’d have to make significant changes to ensure that the show resonates as successfully with the New York audience as it does with Elliot’s DC audience.”

Alternative WVBZ-FM/Greensboro (105.7 The Buzz) welcomes The Woody and Wilcox Show to mornings beginning Monday, February 24. The Woody and Wilcox Show will broadcast weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. EST. The Woody and Wilcox Show also currently broadcasts on Alternative WEND (106.5 The END)/Charlotte. "We are excited to bring the power of The Woody and Wilcox show to The Buzz,” said Keith Allen, PD for WVBZ and CHR WMKS (100.3 KISS FM). “Their show transcends the alternative format and is one of most entertaining morning shows in the country.”

Active Rock WBSX/Wilkes-Barre names Tori Thomas PD. Thomas fills void left with the exit of Kenny Wall last month. Thomas most recently was co-hosting mornings at AC WLEV/Allentown and prior to that spent 16 years at Rock WZZO/Allentown.

Sarah Jordan joins Hot AC WXMA/Louisvile for Promotion Director/midday duties, effective immediately. Jordan comes over from the midday gig CHR sister WDJX. 

BIA/Kelsey promotes of Mark Fratrik, Ph.D., to SVP. Fratrik has been a leader in the firm's research and forecasting initiatives on the local media market, including the recent growth of online, digital and mobile. Fratrik manages the company's premier product, MEDIA Access Pro (MAPro), a database and analytical application that provides hundreds of information fields for the radio, television and newspaper industries.

Rachel Spangler exits the VP/Rhythm Promotion post at Epic Records.

Richard E. Wiley, Chairman of Wiley Rein LLP and a former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will receive the 2014 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The Award will be presented during The Broadcasters Foundation of America Breakfast on April 9, during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

FMQB offers condolences to the family and friends of James C.Dowdle, formerly EVP of Tribune Company and President/CEO of Tribune Broadcasting, who passed away on Monday (2/17) morning from congestive heart failure at the age of 79. Dowdle began his broadcasting career in 1959 and retired from Tribune Company in December 1999 as the company's second-ranking executive. He was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1992 and received the NAB Distinguished Service Award in 1998.

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Republic Records

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