In Brief - July 11, 2014
July 11, 2014

CCM+E Miami/Fort Lauderdale announced today the debut of 93.5 The Bull, Fort Lauderdale’s New Hit Country, effective immediately. 93.5 The Bull will kick off with commercial-free music for the entire summer. “We are excited to launch 93.5 The Bull, a fresh new take on Country music, for our Fort Lauderdale listeners. This station is for the new generation of Country music fans and will give our listeners a front-row seat to Country’s biggest artists and concerts,” said Alex Tear, VP of Programming for CCM+E Miami. “Listeners will also enjoy waking up with The Bobby Bones Show and his unique and entertaining insight on Country music. No one is closer to the heartbeat of Nashville than Bobby Bones.”

At the Cumulus-Des Moines cluster, Sean Elliott joins Classic Rock KGGO as OM/PD, and Jonathan Monk and Dianna Kelly join the team at County KJJY (Great Country 92.5) and KWQW (98.3 The Torch) respectively. Kelly will serve 98.3 The Torch as News Director, while Monk takes PD reins at KJJY. Monk will also be on-air at KJJY as afternoon drive personality.

Cumulus announces the new team that debuted this week with the new Urban AC WNBM-FM (Radio 103.9)/New York. Radio 103.9 PD Ken Johnson is joined by APD/MD Raphael George, with Ghost as Creative Services Director and Aliya Faust as Web and Social Content Coordinator. Radio 103.9 local on-air personalities include Sharon “La Loca” Montero, whose midday show, “La Loca” airs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. weekdays, and Marc Clarke, whose nighttime show, “Hangin’ Downtown” airs from 7p.m. until midnight weekdays. “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” kicks off Radio 103.9 mornings from 6 to 10 a.m., and “The D.L. Hughley Show” follows “La Loca” from 3- 7 p.m.

Yahoo and Live Nation Entertainment today announced the initial artist lineup for the new Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen-- providing fans with a free, all-access front row seat to a new live concert every day, all year long. The live concert streams will kick off on July 15 with "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band" at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Other concerts scheduled include OneRepublic, John Legend, KISS, and Ray Lamontagne.

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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