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Beasley Broadcast Philadelphia announced this past week the promotion of Brandon "Buster" Satterfield to Program Director of WRDW (Wired 96.5) Philadelphia. Buster was most recently the station's APD/MD and Afternoon Host. Buster will report to Vice President and Market Manager Natalie Conner.
VP/Programming Justin Chase comments, "The last couple of years, Buster has shown incredible passion and leadership making him the obvious choice to lead our talented team in Philly. Beasley has a long history of developing talent that now leads the industry in various positions within Beasley and outside of our company as well. I'm confident that we'll see big things from Buster in the future."
VP/Market Manager Natalie Conner adds, "From the first day that Buster walked into the Wired 96.5 studios, he has shown a genuine desire to learn and a dedicated drive to win. Today's announcement proves that this has worked in his favor; he knows the CHR genre inside and out and he's team leader and hard worker who is respected and loved by the staff."
Buster couldn't be more excited, "This is an amazing opportunity, not only for me but for #TeamWired as we're excited to show our listeners and the industry what this generation of WRDW is capable of achieving. Thank you to Natalie Conner, Justin Chase, & Bruce Beasley for presenting me with this position and this incredible opportunity, and to the many people who have been enormously influential in my career leading up to now."
Bob Lewis is elevated to Director/Operations and Programming for American General Media's Bakersfield stations.
American General Media announces the addition of four key appointments to Rhythmic/CHR KAGM (Power 106.7) and Regional Mexican KLVO (Radio Lobo 97.7/94.7)/Albuquerque, all of whom resigned from their positions at Univision Radio. DJ Lopez, Johnny V, MQ, and Julian Robles join American General Media's Albuquerque-Santa Fe team. DJ Lopez, formerly PD/midday host at Rhythmic KKSS/Albuquerque will now become PD at KAGM/KDLW/KARS and midday host at KAGM. Johnny V, formerly Imaging Director/afternoon talent at KKSS and MQ, formerly MD/evening host at KKSS, will both reprise those same roles at Power 106.7 as well. Julian Robles, formerly of KJFA (La Jefa 105.1), joins KLVO.
Eminem and Spike Lee are teaming up to film Em's video for the song "Headlights," which features fun. frontman NateRuess. Eminem wrote on Twitter: "Spike came out to The D for the 'Headlights' video... Coming soon." Lee also shared the news when he tweeted: "Detroit's Finest EMINEM And Me Working Together On His Short Film. Historic. Who Woulda Thunk It." There's no word on whether Ruess also will appear in the video.
Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar have dropped their new single, "It's On Again," from the soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The track was written exclusively for the film by Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer, Keys and Lamar, and it is available for download now. The full soundtrack will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, April 22, while the movie will hit U.S. theaters on May 2.
Pharrell Williams has officially been tapped as a coach for The Voice's 7th season. He will replace Cee Lo Green, who announced his departure in February. Pharrell took to Twitter to confirm the casting news after the show posted a tweet that he would join the show. Pharrell wrote, "This is going to be so fun!" The full coach lineup for season 7 will be announced at a later date.
Kanye West has reportedly postponed seven dates of his Yeezus tour in Australia that were scheduled for May in order to work on his next album, which is due later this year. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a statement from Live Nation explains: "Due to unexpected timing requirements to finish his highly anticipated new studio album, scheduled for a 2014 release, Kanye West regretfully announces the postponement of his upcoming tour dates in Australia." Meanwhile, West's wedding to Kim Kardashian is set for May 24.
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