In Brief - August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014

Dave Rossi has left the PD chair at Triple A WRLT/Nashville, with parent company Tuned In Broadcasting citing “professional differences.” VP Operations & Programming Gary Kraen tells FMQB that, “No plans are being made to fill the program director's position. For the time being, I will be overseeing the continuation of our programming strategies using our talented programming/on-air staff.”

Rick Andrews exits the OM post for the Townsquare-Amarillo cluster. Andrews also held the PD post at Adult HIts KPRF and AC KMXJ.

Modern Rock KHTB/Salt Lake City debuted its new midday show, FML with Fook and Mishell, today. The show features the talents of co-hosts Fook and Mishell. Fook has been an on-air personality in various markets including Chicago, Albany and Tucson. Mishell is a model, actress and comedienne who finished in the Top Five on Season One of NuVo TV’s Model Latina. She also starred as Bianca on two seasons of Alloy Entertainment’s show Talent.

Greater Media Detroit announces Mike Juliano has been named as the new Director of Sales of the company’s Detroit based-properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM and Detroit Sports 105.1. Juliano most recently served as the Director of Sales at Entercom Boston.

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Memphis announced today that Eric Jewell has been named Director of Sales, effective immediately. Jewell will oversee all sales operations for the seven-station cluster. Jewell returns to Clear Channel from Entercom Broadcasting in Gainesville, Fla., where he most recently served as Director of Sales since July 2011.

Brent Hatley is named Producer for the Howard Stern channels on SiriusXM Radio. Hatley, who formerly served as Executive Producer of the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge Show, most recently was producing the syndicated Marilu Henner Show and the Lisa Ann Walters Show on News/Talk KFI-AM/Los Angeles.

Cumulus announces that nationally renowned civil rights activist Tamika D. Mallory has been appointed Community Affairs Director for Urban AC WNBM-FM (103.9)/New York.

Friday night on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon revealed that he has finally created the perfect playlist for riding around in his new truck. This playlist is a combination of Jimmy's handpicked selections plus song suggestions that came from The Tonight Show fans. His truck playlist is made up great driving songs and songs about the road.  Everything from Willie Nelson to Kenny Chesney made the cut. iHeartRadio turned Jimmy Fallon's Truck Playlist into a 24/7 radio station hosted by Jimmy Fallon himself. You can listen to the station at iHeartRadio with this link: http://www.iheart.com/live/Jimmy-Fallon-Truck-Playlist-6651/?autoplay=true
 




 
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Jon Zellner
SVPP, iHeartMedia

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