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Elizabeth and Radar Joins WMYX-FM for Wakeups
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 1:44am CT

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Elizabeth and Radar
Entercom's WMYX-FM (99.1 The Mix) Milwaukee debuts "Elizabeth and Radar," hosted by Mix veteran and previous morning personality Elizabeth Kay and the new WMYX member, Tony "Radar" Hess. The new show will air weekdays mornings from 5-9am beginning Monday, August 14.

"I am excited for the new morning show and I am confident that Elizabeth and Radar will bring the energy our listeners crave in the morning," said Entercom Milwaukee VP/Operations Brian Kelly. "Radar has been a part of waking up Milwaukee for the past 17 years and is extremely embedded in the community. I can't think of a better match to join Elizabeth Kay."

"I'm beyond excited for the opportunity to work with Radar again," added Kay. "Our paths crossed early on in my career, and I have always had great respect for him as a radio host, and who he is as a person. The Mix listeners will have a show they'll be able to relate to and enjoy for many years to come."

"So very grateful for the opportunity at The Mix," said Hess. "I stay in radio, and stay local. This only happens in dreams...don't wake me up."


WKYS/Washington Reveals New Midday Personality
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, August 14, 2017 | 11:45pm CT

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Dominique Da Diva
Radio One welcomes new Dominique Da Diva as the new midday host for Urban WKYS-FM Washington, DC, Monday through Saturday from 10am-3pm. Previously, she aired in middays WOWI-FM (103 JAMZ) Norfolk. Dominique began her radio career in her hometown of Richmond, VA, as an intern with WBTJ-FM (106.5 The BEAT) and an alumni of Virginia State University. Most recently, Dominique hosted "Diva Unfiltered" on Dash Radio from Los Angeles.

"Many thanks to Jeff Wilson, Jay Stevens, Kashon Powell and J1 for this opportunity. It has been a dream of mine to do radio in a top 10 market. Diva's in the District to stay baby. Let's get it," said Dominique.

"Dominique is a superstar hands down but what makes her so great, on top of her talent is her energy, positivity and strong work ethic. I am excited and pleased to have her on the KYS team," added WKYS-FM Program Director J1.


Mark Shepperd to Handle WBEB Philly Afternoons
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 1:32am CT

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Mark Shepperd (Photo credit: Chorus Photography, Brian Miller)
WBEB-FM (Today's 101.1 MORE-FM) Philadelphia fills its vacant afternoon drive post with market veteran Mark Shepperd. Shepperd replaces Logan, who's now doing mornings at WINK-FM Fort Myers, FL. Shepperd's career has also included WYXR, WIOQ, WIP, WXTU all in Philadelphia, WKXW Trenton and mornings in WLEV Allentown. He has previously served as a group production director and an assistant Program Director.

"I am extremely excited, thankful and blessed to have been given this opportunity to work afternoons at this legendary radio station, WBEB Philadelphia," said Shepperd. "I'm more than ready to go."

Program Director Chuck Knight added, "Mark is one of the most versatile people in radio. He has filled many different roles for us in various full and part-time positions over many years, most recently swing. We feel Mark's upbeat energy and style is a perfect match to drive home Philly's largest afternoon radio audience."


Aaron ''Goose'' Seller Joins KYGO Denver Mornings
RADIO ONLINE | Friday, August 11, 2017 | 0:02am CT

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Aaron ''Goose'' Seller
Bonneville Country KYGO-FM Denver adds Aaron "Goose" Seller to its morning line-up joining Tracy Dixon and Guy David from 5-9am. Goose joins KYGO from Cumulus Media's KKPK-FM (92.9 Peak FM) Colorado Springs where he has handled wakeup duties for the past 10 years, also spending time in mornings with sister CHR KKMG-FM (98.9 Magic FM).

"With the addition of 'Goose' we now have all the pieces of what will be a great morning show for the Denver audience for years to come," said PD John E. Kage.

Seller added, "I want to thank OM Bobby Irwin and GM Scott Jones for an awesome 10 years in Colorado Springs. I would also like to thank Cumulus EVPP Mike McVay and RVP Doug Hammond for everything they have done."


104.5 The Zone Nashville Launches New Lineup
RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 11:46pm CT

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Blaine Bishop
Sports/Talk WGFX-FM (104.5 The Zone) Nashville will launch a new programming lineup on Monday, August 14. In the first of three moves, Blaine Bishop (pictured), former NFL Tennessee Titans Safety and longtime host on 104.5 The Zone, joins the Wake Up Zone Morning Crew, co-hosting the show with Mark Howard and Kevin Ingram, weekdays from 6-10am. Bishop moves to mornings from the station's 3HL show, which he's hosted since its debut in January, 2010.

Concurrently, Frank Wycheck, former NFL Tennessee Titans Tight End -- most fondly remembered for his execution of the Music City Miracle on January 8, 2000 -- moves from his role as co-host of the Wake Up Zone to provide ongoing coverage of the Titans and NFL analysis throughout the day. In his new role, Wycheck will provide feedback, insight and analysis for the Tennessee Titans. He'll also continue to be heard on the Wake Up Zone with additional features during the Midday 180 and 3HL shows.

Dawn Davenport, former WKRN (News 2) sports anchor, joins the Zone's 3HL show as co-host with Brent Dougherty and Mickey Ryan. 3HL airs weekdays from 3-6pm. Davenport has appeared frequently as a guest on the Zone and has covered sports in Nashville since 2008. With her new role, Davenport becomes the first fulltime female sports anchor on Nashville radio.

104.5 The Zone's Midday 180 show will continue to air weekdays from 12-3pm with co-hosts Chad Withrow, Jonathan Hutton and Paul Kuharsky.

WGFX Program Director Brad Willis said, "Much like the sports and teams we cover, we are always looking to put the best line-up on the field. These moves reflect our continued dedication to our position as Nashville's top sports station, providing our listeners with the most in-depth coverage of their favorite teams."

Willis continued, "We have, in Blaine and Frank, two cornerstone pieces of the Titans franchise during their time in Nashville. Their intimate knowledge of the Titans and the Nashville sports landscape is unparalleled in this market."

He added, "Since her arrival in Nashville in 2008, Dawn Davenport has immersed herself in the Nashville sports community. As someone who has covered every team in this town, and as a former SEC Athlete, we are excited to have her join Brent and Mickey on 3HL."


Hannah Damas Joins WNCY-FM (Y100) Green Bay
RADIO ONLINE | Friday, August 11, 2017 | 0:09am CT

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Hannah Damas
Hannah Damas joins Midwest Communications Country WNCY-FM (Y100) Green Bay-Appleton from Milwaukee Radio Group's Saga Communications. Brand Manager Dan Stone said, "We're excited to bring Hannah home to Green Bay to join our staff of stellar entertainers. She will host middays beginning August 28." The new lineup on Y100 includes Shotgun & Charli (5-9am), Dan Stone (9-11am), Hannah (11am-3pm), Mike Dubord (3-7pm) and Luke Reid (7-12midnight).


WNFN/Nashville Names Kage Sanderson to Middays
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | 0:47am CT

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Kage Sanderson
WNFN-FM/Nashville names former crosstown WRVW-FM air talent Kage Sanderson to middays (9am-2pm) beginning August 21. Butter, who has been hosting the midday shift, will transition to an on-air position with sister AC WJXA-FM, while retaining Assistant Brand Manager/MD duties for WNFN. Also, debuting the week of August 21 is JR Ramsey, who will host nights (7-12 midnight) on WNFN. JR most recently did nights at heritage CHR WJBQ-FM/Portland, ME.

WNFN Brand Manager Joe Breezy said, "Kage's excitement and talent is truly infectious! Her love for Nashville and i106.7 made her the easy choice to help lead our team! Can't wait to get her on the air and out in the community."

Kage commented, "I am stoked for this new role at WNFN. Doing radio in Nashville, an electric city that I truly love, is unbelievable. I can't wait to connect with our listeners and be a part of this fantastic growing station. I want to thank Joe Breezy for seeing my potential and helping me grow my career. And a thank you goes out to VP/GM Dennis Gwiazdon and Ops Director Barbara Bridges who welcomed me into their family."

Regarding JR's addition to the team Breezy said, "JR is a true winner with one of the best attitudes in Radio I've seen in a long time. His 360-degree approach to his show is a perfect fit for our brand and he'll be a huge advocate for i106.7. On the air, online and on-site...JR is our guy!"

JR added, "I'd like to say thank you to the i106.7 team for giving this tall geek a chance. I can't express how excited I am to be making this big move to Nashville. I'm really looking forward to cracking the mic and entertaining the city. So tune in and crank it up."

According to Nashville VP/Market Manager Dennis Gwiazdon, "The addition of Kage and JR to the i106.7 team cements our commitment to put the brightest and most talented people on the air to connect with the fast-growing Nashville market. We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to!"


KMVQ San Francisco Re-ups Middayer Shan Berries
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 1:17am CT

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Shan Berries
KMVQ-FM (99.7 Now) San Francisco midday talent Shan Berries re-ups with the CBS Radio CHR outlet. PD Michael Martin said, "Shan is an incredible talent. She walks (more like runs) into the station every day with a smile on her face ready to attack. I'm so happy to have her on the team and spreading great vibes throughout the Bay Area. Shan is one of the many reasons 99.7's ratings stay so high."

Shan added, "99.7 Now has always been my home. I began my journey in radio here as an intern, and if it wasn't for Michael and Jazzy taking a chance on me, I wouldn't be where I am today. We have the greatest fans, and I am so honored by all their support and appreciation. I look forward to these next couple of years as an opportunity to make more great memories, grow, and continue to hold it down for The Bay Area."


Charlie Huero Inks Multi-Year Deal with KOOL
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 2:22am CT

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Charlie Huero
Charlie Huero inks a new multi-year deal to remain the afternoon air personality and Assistant Program Director of KOOL-FM Phoenix. He can currently be heard weekdays from 3-7pm. Huero was appointed APD/middays in 2011. His previous stops include on-air host on WLXR La Crosse WI, on air host and programming assistant at WLUM Milwaukee, on-air host and AMD at XHTZ San Diego and AMD at KPWR Los Angeles.

"Charlie is an incredible talent with unmatched passion and experience. We are excited to renew his agreement," said CBS Radio Phoenix VP/Programming Tim Richards.

"I want to thank Dave Pugh and Tim Richards for the opportunity to continue to live out my dream job. It's almost deja vu because the songs I am playing on KOOL now, were the same songs I was playing 30 years ago as currents," said Huero. "To be able to wake up each day, come to work, be creative and have fun is truly a blessing. The family and culture here at KOOL is amazing. I'm grateful to be here."


Lady La Air Talent KMXP and KZZP Phoenix
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 2:14am CT

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Lady La
Lady La is named an air talent for Hot AC KMXP-FM (Mix 96.9) and CHR KZZP-FM (104.7 Kiss FM), effective immediately. She'll host nights on Mix 96.9 and weekends/fill-in for 104.7 Kiss FM. Lady La previously worked as morning host for crosstown CHR KALV-FM (Live 101.4) as well as for Rhythmic CHR KKFR-FM (Power 98.3).

"Lady La will flourish in iHeartMedia's creative and collaborative environment. Not only is she highly regarded on the air, but her social media following is among the best. The goal of adding the country's top talent to our team continues." said Executive VP/Programming West Division Steve Geofferies.

"It's obvious to me that Phoenix wants Lady La back on the radio," added Program Director Mat Mitchell. "La immediately brings star power, compelling content, and established relationships with our key clients and partners. Having La represent Mix 96.9 and 104.7 Kiss FM is a huge advantage for the station brands."

"I'm feeling refreshed and extremely excited about my future at iHeartMedia," said Lady La. "Reuniting with Phoenix over the airwaves is an opportunity I wasn't expecting. I am overjoyed and accept this opportunity with gratitude. As someone who leads with their heart, it goes without saying that I'd be here."


Day Joins WRRM Cincinnati as Executive Producer
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 1:25am CT

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Jim Day
Cumulus appoints Jim Day as executive producer for Bob and Marianne in the Morning at WRRM-FM (Warm 98.5) Cincinnati. Day, a veteran morning personality and producer, has over 25 years radio experience and previously served as morning host for stations including 92.3 WIL-FM St. Louis, KWEN (K95.5) Tulsa, WSM-FM (95.5 The Wolf) Nashville and WHKO-FM (K99.1) Dayton, OH.

WRRM PD and Corporate Program Director Brian Demay said, "Zach Stone set a high bar producing for Bob and Marianne, so finding someone with Jim Day's experience is like an answer to prayer. We are excited to add Jim to our stellar team, and look forward to post-show meetings at Skyline Chili, because that's a thing here."

Co-Host Bob Goen added, "Marianne and I are so excited to announce that Jim Day is going to be joining Bob & Marianne In The Morning! Jim's credentials as a radio personality and producer make him the perfect person to fill our producer's chair. While Zach Stone will be greatly missed, we are immensely grateful for the enthusiasm, direction, and laughter that he brought to the show. We wish him nothing but the best."

Day said, "I'm finally going back to the Buckeye State! Thanks to Brian Demay, Mike McVay and my college buddy, Emily Boldon, who has been my cheerleader long before I knew it. Thanks, Emily. Most important, Bob and Marianne, I appreciate your invitation to join the show and become your executive producer."


WYDE Birmingham Launches New Weekday Line-Up
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 1:09am CT

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Michael and Jessica
Conservative Talk WYDE-FM Birmingham makes changes to its daily weekday line-up with the new show "AM with Michael & Jessica" from 6-10am hosted by veteran personalities Michael Hart, former host of "The Michael Hart Show" and Jessica Borklund, formerly of "The Line with Andrew McLain." The program will be produced by Mickey Bell, who also hosts "The Dixie Gospel Caravan" on co-owned WXJC-FM.

"The Scott Beason Show" will shift to 10am to 12pm from its previous time slot of 9-11am. Yellowhammer Radio will start an hour later and will add an additional hour airing from 12-3pm moving from 11am-1pm. Rounding out the afternoons will be "The Line with Andrew & Jim" now airing from 3-6pm and hosted by Andrew McLain and Jim Moore. Moore was previously host of "The Guys." Mark Harvard will step in as the show's producer. "The News Hour with Gina Redmond" will remain unchanged airing from 6-7pm.

"We are excited to introduce our new line-up to the Birmingham listening audience," said Operations Director Josi McCurdy. "In keeping with our tradition of bringing the best in conservative talk radio, we are always looking for ways to build on our team of amazing talent. The new show host combinations have a powerful dynamic which we feel will prove to be both informative and entertaining. As always, we will continue our focus on being local, relevant and current."


WJXA Nashville Names O'Brien, Smith to Mornings
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, August 7, 2017 | 11:52pm CT

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Brandon O'Brien
WJXA-FM (Mix 92.9) Nashville names Brandon O'Brien (pictured) and Ricki Smith to the Mix Morning Show team. O'Brien is the former Program Director and afternoon host at WUSH-FM Norfolk, while Smith most recently served as the AM drive co-host on WARH-FM St. Louis. They join current producer/co-host Clint Redwine in mornings beginning August 21. Veteran co-host Anna Marie will transition to nights.

WJXA and WNFN Operations Manager Barbara Bridges said, "I'm so excited to add Brandon and Ricki to the Mix Morning Show. These two individuals have a ton of talent and this combination with Clint will elevate an already successful morning show to the next level. We're thrilled that this all came together."

O'Brien commented, "Not only do I live in the greatest city in the world, I will also have an opportunity to be a huge part of the Nashville community and work alongside some amazing and talented folks at Midwest Communications/Nashville."

Smith added, "A personality looks for nothing more than what happens every day with this incredible team of talented people in Nashville. I'm totally pumped about being able to contribute to Mix 92.9's continued success."


Jim Day Joins WRRM-FM as Morning Show Producer
RADIO ONLINE | Friday, August 4, 2017 | 8:10am CT

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Cumulus Media has appointed Jim Day as Executive Producer for Bob and Marianne in the Morning at WRRM-FM, Warm 98.5 in Cincinnati, OH. Day, a veteran morning show personality and producer, has over 25 years' radio experience and was previously Morning Show Host for stations including: 92.3 WIL-FM in St. Louis, MO; K95.5/KWEN in Tulsa, OK; 95.5 The Wolf/WSM-FM in Nashville, TN; and K99.1/WHKO-FM in Dayton, OH. He holds a B.A. degree in Communication and Media Studies from Otterbein University.

Brian Demay, WRRM Program Director and Corporate Program Director, Cumulus Media, said, "Zach Stone set a high bar producing for Bob and Marianne, so finding someone with Jim Day's experience is like an answer to prayer. We are excited to add Jim to our stellar team, and look forward to post-show meetings at Skyline Chili, because that's a thing here."

"Marianne and I are so excited to announce that Jim Day is going to be joining Bob & Marianne In The Morning," said Bob Goen. "Jim's credentials as a radio personality and producer make him the perfect person to fill our producer's chair. While Zach Stone will be greatly missed, we are immensely grateful for the enthusiasm, direction, and laughter that he brought to the show. We wish him nothing but the best."

Day said, "I'm finally going back to the Buckeye State! Thanks to Brian Demay, Mike McVay and my college buddy, Emily Boldon, who has been my cheerleader long before I knew it. Thanks, Emily. Most important, Bob and Marianne, I appreciate your invitation to join the show and become your executive producer."


B98.5/Atlanta Taps Charly Morgan for Middays
RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 0:50am CT

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Charly Morgan
Cox Media Group's WSB-FM (B98.5) Atlanta adds Charly Morgan to its weekday line-up as the midday host. Morgan is currently the morning co-host on WNGC-FM (Your Georgia Country) in Athens and has also been handling middays fill-in on B98.5 since May.

Director of Branding and Programming Chris Eagan said, "I've been listening to Charly on WNGC for years, her sound, personality and style are a perfect fit for B98.5. She's warm, friendly and fun on the air and off, a great addition to our Atlanta team."

"To be given this opportunity is truly a dream come true. An opportunity like this doesn't come along every day and it was one I could not turn down," added Morgan. "Chris is one of the best in the business and I'm incredibly grateful to have his trust and support. I'm so excited for this next chapter to begin."


Kevin Crockett to Wake Up Allentown on WLEV
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 1:12am CT

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Kevin Crockett
Veteran Philadelphia air personality Kevin Crockett is named co-host of the new morning show, "Selena and Crockett," on AC WLEV-FM/Allentown. The program will air weekdays from 5-10am and debuts in mid-August. Crockett joins WLEV from CBS Radio Philadelphia, where he's been heard in the market for the last eight years. He most recently served as the Executive Producer of WOGL's "The Breakfast Club" and was previously heard mornings on WXTU. He also spent time at the former Wired 96.5, where he started his career.

WLEV-FM Program Director/Operations Manager Jerry Padden said, "I am extremely excited to welcome Kevin to the Cumulus team. From the time that he and Selena first met, the fireworks went off. I'm sure that our current and new LEV listeners will feel the same way."

VP/Market Manager Elizabeth Pembleton added, "I echo Jerry's enthusiasm. Selena and Crockett are a dynamic pair. Their mutual talent, energy and passion are contagious. I'm looking forward to hearing them evolve and watching them engage listeners. Special thanks to Ron Giovanniello, RVP, and Greg Frey, VP, Programming Operations, for their support during the search."


KYXY San Diego Taps Machado, Perry as Co-Hosts
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 0:41am CT

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Sara Perry and AJ Machado
Heritage AC KYXY-FM San Diego welcomes AJ Machado and Sara Perry as co-hosts of the new "AJ Mornings" morning show, launching Monday, August 7 from 6-10am. Machado previously hosted "The AJ Show" for the past five years on co-owned KEGY-FM (Energy 103.7). In 2012, Machado was recognized as "San Diego's Celebrity Philanthropist of the Year" by the SD Philanthropy Society. Perry was previously the midday personality on crosstown KFMB-FM where she began her radio career as an intern with the station 17 years ago.

"We're super excited about this new morning show and have been looking forward to making this announcement," says KYXY Program Director Chris Patyk. "AJ's been waking up San Diego for 17 years and counting. The addition of Sara-who has logged nearly the same amount of time on the air-will make the new KyXy morning show an exciting and fresh way for our listeners to start their day."

Machado commented, "KyXy has been playing great music for San Diego listeners for decades and I've been waking up San Diegans for years. It was only a matter of time before we ended up together! I'm looking forward to building something fresh, fun and relatable that the audience can wake up to for years to come."

Perry added, "For me this is the ultimate radio dream job trifecta: Mornings with AJ on KYXY. We can't wait to wake up with San Diego and hopefully make the drive to work or busy mornings dropping the kids off at school a little brighter!"

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