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Ashley Z Takes Nights at WWWQ (Q100)/Atlanta
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7:09pm CT

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Ashley Z
Ashley Elzinga (aka Ashley Z) joins CHR WWWQ-FM (Q100) Atlanta for nights from 7-12midnight. She replaces Adam Bomb, who moves to afternoons on Q100. Ashley Z was previously night personality for CHR KDND-FM (107.9 The End) Sacramento. Prior to that, she hosted middays for Rhythmic CHR WNRG-FM Milwaukee. She also worked with Ryan Seacrest Productions in Los Angeles as part of the digital media team and was night personality at WKHQ in Traverse City, MI.

Q100 PD/OM Louie Diaz said, "After a nationwide search, Q100 is excited to add Ashley Z to the on-air team. Ashley is an incredible talent and will keep Q100 #1 for great local content and hit music at night."

"I'm thrilled and extremely humbled to join Q100. The electric energy that Cumulus Atlanta has is so inspiring and I couldn't be more excited to bring my all to this already amazing team. Thanks so much, Mike McVay, Sean Shannon, Jeff Brown and Louie Diaz for this incredible opportunity and very warm welcome," added Elzinga.


Los Pichy Boys Join WRTO/Miami to Host Mornings
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 6:59pm CT

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Alejandro Gonzalez and Maikel Rodriguez
Univision taps social media stars Alejandro Gonzalez and Maikel Rodriguez, better known as "Los Pichy Boys," to join WRTO-FM (Mix 98.3 FM) Miami to host a new morning program, beginning Monday, February 27 from 6-10am weekdays. Los Pichy Boys got their start in 2007 on YouTube, their clips filled with relatable Latin cultural references and humor. Their company, El Pichy Films Inc., was born soon after and their videos have over 100 million views on YouTube.

"We are thrilled with the addition of Los Pichy Boys -- Alejandro and Maikel -- to Mix 98.3 FM. By pairing the best of music with two of the best comedic stars, our listeners will experience a morning drive like never before," said Univision Miami Senior VP/GM Claudia Puig.


104.3 The Fan/Denver Adds Polumbus and Cecil Show
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 1:50pm CT

In the spirit of NFL free agency beginning in less than two weeks, Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the signing of two talented free-agent personalities to join the team. Former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus and current Fan Broncos Insider Cecil Lammey, will host, weekdays from 9-10a, beginning immediately.

"We've made it a challenge internally for almost a year now to get both of these guys more involved with our daily Broncos coverage," said program director Armen Williams. "Tyler and Cecil have hosted shows together since last spring, discovering instant chemistry since day one. We're excited to give our listeners even more local Denver sports talk throughout the day."

Polumbus, a Denver native, attended Cherry Creek High School and played football at the University of Colorado from 2003 to 2007. His eight-year NFL career finished with a Super Bowl 50 Championship as a member of the Broncos.

Lammey is one of the most respected football analysts in not just Denver, but nationwide. He will continue to serve as the Fan Broncos Insider, reporting from UCHealth Training Center daily during football season. Amazingly, Lammey travels to every major college football all-star game, the NFL Scouting Combine, the NFL Draft, and is a valued source for NFL prospects across the country. He is also a senior writer at FootballGuys.com.

Lammey and Polumbus have been contributors for The Fan and will continue to host on the weekends and also in a fill-in capacity. In addition, both individuals will provide exclusive digital content, both in written and multimedia form, at 1043TheFan.com.


Shmonty in the Morning to Stay on Rock 102.1/Tucson
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 1:44pm CT

Rock102.1 KFMA/Tucson is happy to announce that Shmonty in the Morning will continue broadcasting on the station. Eric Ashmont "Shmonty" is still moving for family reasons, but will still broadcast his show with from the east coast. Producer Mic Beef Vegan will take on a more prominent role in the studio back in Tucson. Schmonty will fly back a few times a year to do the show live in Tucson, and help host the station's signature Music Festivals Fall Ball and KFMA-Day.

"I am very excited that with today's technology we don't have to lose this great talent and a great guy," said Operations Manager Larry Mac. "He can be with his Wife on the east coast, and we will still have him waking Tucson up with Beef every morning on Rock 102.1."

Schmonty said, "Thank you to Ken Kwilosz and Larry Mac for this opportunity and believing in the show. I'm excited to continue working with my partner in crime, Beef Vegan and to contribute to the ongoing success of KFMA from my home in Rockville, MD."


Steve Scaffidi Joins WTMJ/Milwaukee for Middays
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 9:39am CT

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Steve Scaffidi is joining WTMJ/Milwaukee as the mid-afternoon talk show host. He'll team with WTMJ Executive News Producer, Erik Bilstad, to form "Scaffidi & Bilstad," which will air from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays. The program will focus on the biggest stories of the day with Steve's unique perspective-injected into topics ranging from news, politics, events and sports.

Scaffidi has resigned as mayor of Oak Creek, Wisconsin and his position as an account executive at Leonard & Finco Public Relations, in order to join the station.


Mary Walter Joins WMAL's ''Mornings on the Mall''
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 11:56pm CT

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Mary Walter
Mary Walter is named co-host of WMAL/Washington, DC's morning program, "Mornings on the Mall," joining co-host Brian Wilson beginning March 1. Walter has been a frequent guest host on the station for the past several years and recently concluded an assignment as evening host at WHAS/Louisville. Previously, Walter was fill-in host for several programs on FOX News Radio, and has appeared as a pundit on television's FOX News Channel.

WMAL PD Bill Hess, who is also Cumulus VP/Newstalk, said, "Mary's experience, energy, and familiarity to our audience made her the perfect addition to our team."

Walter added, "I am really excited about joining 'Mornings on the Mall'. Bill Hess has built WMAL into a powerhouse and this is an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. I am honored to be working alongside Brian Wilson, and to be on the same station as Chris Plante and Larry O'Connor - it's an incredible line-up. My thanks to Bill, Mike McVay, and Jake McCann for their support."

Walter also handles occasional guest-hosting stints on SiriusXM's Patriot Channel. She has done two stints as host on WKXW-FM (New Jersey 101.5) in Trenton, NJ. As host of "Mary in the Morning" on WCTC-AM in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the first woman to anchor a morning radio show in the state.


Scaffidi Joins WTMJ/Milwaukee for Mid-afternoons
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 11:39pm CT

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Steve Scaffidi
Steve Scaffidi joins WTMJ-AM/Milwaukee as its new mid-afternoon talk host. Scaffidi will team with WTMJ Executive Producer, News Erik Bilstad to form "Scaffidi & Bilstad," which will air from noon-3pm weekdays. Scaffidi has resigned as mayor of Oak Creek, WI, and his position as an account executive at Leonard & Finco Public Relations, in order to join the station.


iHM's Y100.1/Fort Myers Welcomes Lulu and Lala
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 1:47am CT

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Lulu and Lala
iHM Fort Myers names twin air talents Lulu and Lala to nights on WZJZ-FM (Y100.1, 90s to Now) from 7pm-midnight weekdays. The sisters came up in 2007 as part of "The Luis Jimenez Morning Show" on Univision's X96.3 in New York. Six years later, they're co-hosts of "Ty Loves NY" on WBMP-FM (92.3 NOW). The girls make their return to Florida, having once hosted an afternoon show on WFLC (Hits 97.3) in Miami. The sisters will also continue afternoons in New York on WKTU.

"I'm so happy to welcome Lulu and Lala to southwest Florida," said Y100.1 PD Eric Rosado. "They are a perfect fit to an already all-star lineup at Y100.1. Their connection to pop culture and the entertainment world, social media presence and ability to relate to our listeners everyday lives is sure to shake up nights in Fort Myers."


Carson Takes KKRZ and KPWK/Portland Afternoons
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 0:46am CT

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Todd "Carson" Zarnitz
iHeartMedia's KKRZ-FM (Z100) and KPWK-FM (Power 93.3) Portland, OR, names Todd "Carson" Zarnitz as its new afternoon host, effective February 15. He'll also take on Music Director duties at KKRZ. Carson previously spent over five years at the company's cluster in Philadelphia as an Account Executive. His on-air experience includes stops in Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Philadelphia and most recently Carson handled weekends at WHTZ-FM New York City and WIHT-FM Washington, DC.

"We are excited to add Carson to our teams here in Portland and Seattle," said Pacific Northwest Region Senior VP/Programming Tim Herbster. "His passion, enthusiasm and wealth of experience will be a great addition to help us grow KKRZ Z100 and KPWK Power 93.3."


Tyrone Davis Steps Down as Z105.9 Lafayette PD
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 0:03am CT

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Tyrone Davis steps down as Program Director for Urban KFXZ-FM (Z105.9)/Lafayette, LA. Davis assumed PD/Music Director of Z105.9 last August. Operations Manager Erik Tobias will oversee programming. There are no plans to fill this programming position.


Hot 103.3/Lake Charles Adds Kraddick Morning Show
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, February 13, 2017 | 5:29pm CT

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Kidd Kraddick Morning Show
KBIU-FM (Hot 103.3) Lake Charles, LA, is the new broadcast home for "The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show." The syndicated program debuted on the Cumulus CHR outlet on Monday and will air weekdays from 5-10am CT. VP/Market Manager Elizabeth Blackstock said, "It is so exciting to have Kidd Kraddick added within our cluster. Hot 103.3 is your only place for Top 40 music in southwest Louisiana and is the proud new home of Kidd Kraddick."


Hot 105/Miami Adds Michael Baisden for Afternoons
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, February 13, 2017 | 8:25am CT

Cox Media Group (CMG) in Miami has announced Michael Baisden as its new afternoon drive host on Hot 105, effective Feb. 20. The Michael Baisden show is syndicated with sister station WALR KISS 104 as the flagship station.

"Michael was a part of the Hot 105 Super brand from 2007 to 2013 with a proven track record of success," said WHQT Director of Branding and Programming Phil Michaels-Trueba. "I am happy to welcome Michael, George Willborn, and Tamara G back home to our already stellar lineup of icons, legends, and superstars on the Hot 105 Super brand that super serve our community!"

"There's no place like home," said Baisden. "It feels great to be back on the air on Hot 105 in Miami, the city that I've called home for the past 15 years! My radio family in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area have always been among the most loyal and active in the country."

"It's so great to have The Michael Baisden Show return to Hot 105," said CMG Miami VP and General Manager Rob Babin. "Adding Michael Baisden to our current superstar line-up ensures Hot 105 continues to deliver the best entertainment, community focused R&B and Old School. Welcome home Michael!"


NASH FM 94.7/New York Ups Katie Neal to Middays
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 5:22pm CT

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Katie Neal
Katie Neal is elevated to middays on Country WNSH-FM (NASH FM 94.7) New York. She joined the company in 2011 as evening host for WBNQ-FM Bloomington, IL, before moving to Cumulus New York in 2013 as weekend/swing talent for NASH FM 94.7. Neal has also served as an Account Executive for co-owned hot AC WPLJ-FM in New York.

Cumulus and Westwood One Senior VP/Content & Programming Mike McVay said, "Katie is the epitome of the American dream and underscores the new Cumulus' commitment to talent. A small town girl from Illinois proves her abilities by working weekends and excelling at every job she is given. If that isn't a country song waiting to be written, I don't know what is."

VP/Market Manager Chad Lopez added, "There's nothing better than growing your own... Katie's drive, passion, and commitment to success is exciting to watch everyday. We've installed a new culture with FORCE values that has created an environment for Katie to achieve her goals. Katie is a great extension of the NASH FM 94.7 brand in New York."

Neal said, "I'm over the moon... This is more than a dream come true. I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to play the music I grew up listening to for the most passionate listeners in the format. Thank you to Mike McVay, Chad Lopez, John Foxx and Mike Allan. I'm looking forward to an amazing 2017."


Jeremy ''Otis'' Maher Takes WUBL MD/Afternoons
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 11:19pm CT

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Jeremy "Otis" Maher
Jeremy "Otis" Maher is named Music Director and afternoon personality for WUBL-FM (94.9 The Bull) Atlanta. As MD, Maher will support the Country outlet and iHeartMedia Atlanta's programming team. Angie Ward will continue as the station's Assistant Program Director and midday host. Maher previously worked as Program Director and afternoon talent at CHR WDJX-FM Louisville. Prior to that, he worked as APD/MD at WNKS-FM (Kiss 95.1) Charlotte.

"I am so excited to join Brian Michel and the iHeartMedia team on one of the biggest Country stations in the nation," said Maher. "I can't wait to bring a high energy, ultra-interactive show to The Bull's listeners."

"I am thrilled to add another high quality programmer and talent on our team. We're committed to creating the very best live and local experience for our Atlanta audience," added Region Senior VP/Programming Brian Michel. "Otis has a great track record and is talented on so many fronts. He's a perfect fit for our cluster."


Tweeden Joins KABC's McIntyre as News Anchor
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | 11:27pm CT

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Leeann Tweeden
Cumulus names radio and TV personality Leeann Tweeden as news anchor for the KABC-AM/Los Angeles morning show, "McIntyre in the Morning." Tweeden joins host Doug McIntyre and sportscaster Randy Wang weekdays from 5-10am. Previously, Tweeden co-hosted "LA Today with Roggin & Tweeden" on KLAC (AM570 LA Sports Radio). She is a frequent social and political commentator on television shows including: Hannity (FOX News), Dr. Drew (HLN), Red Eye (FOX News) and "Good Day L.A."

KABC Operations Director Drew Hayes said, "We are delighted to have Leeann sign on as the newest addition to the KABC on-air team. She is not only a bright, high energy, and plugged-in broadcaster, she brings a broad reservoir of life experiences. Leeann is a perfect fit for McIntyre in the Morning and the big-personality lineup of News. Talk. Evolved. 790 KABC."

McIntyre commented, "I'm thrilled Leeann is joining us on McIntyre in the Morning. She will lend a different vibe to the show, and is smart, funny, and patriotic, and brings a much-needed woman's perspective to the news of the day."

Tweeden said, "I am so happy to be joining KABC and McIntyre in the Morning. Sitting with Doug McIntyre and getting to be a part of his crew for five hours every day is going to be an adventure. I've been a sportscaster for much of my career, but I love politics and have deep attachments to our military -- and I'm a mom of two small kids. I'm ready for anything."


Sportsradio 94WIP Adds Jon Marks to Air Staff
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | 1:11am CT

CBS Radio's SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia adds Jon Marks to the airstaff. Marks will host 6-10pm beginning Tuesday, February 7, as well as anchor weekday Phillies pre-game and post-game coverage. He'll also provide content for CBSPhilly.com and contribute to WIP's daytime lineup. Marks previously worked at crosstown rival WPEN-AM/FM from 2006-2016 in various producing and hosting roles, most notably as Mike Missanelli's Executive Producer and sidekick from 2008-2012. He later co-hosted the station's first morning show on the FM dial.

"Jon's talent, relationship to Philadelphia sports fans, and history in the marketplace will be a huge addition to WIP. We're thrilled to have him aboard," said CBS Radio Philadelphia Program Director Spike Eskin.

Marks added, "It's an exciting time in Philadelphia sports and I couldn't be more thrilled to be in charge of the airwaves every night on WIP. I'd like to thank Spike and David [Market Manager David Yadgaroff] for this opportunity. I can't wait to get started."

Brian Haddad, who previously hosted the 6-10pm shift, will remain with WIP as Creative Services Director.


Chadd and Kristi Join WBRN-FM/Tampa for Mornings
RADIO ONLINE | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 6:56pm CT

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Chadd and Kristi
Married morning show personalities Chadd & Kristi Thomas join WBRN-FM (The New b98.7) Tampa on Monday, February 6, weekdays from 5-10am. They joined the Beasley AC outlet from crosstown Cox Media Group AC rival WWRM-FM (Magic 94.9), where they had handled mornings since January, 2001. Chadd previously worked at WQYK-FM and WCOF-FM in Tampa, while Kristi previously aired at WXTB-FM (98 Rock) and WTBT-FM (Thunder 103.5).

"We're thrilled to be able to continue to wake up with the Tampa Bay area every weekday morning on The New b98.7, where we can entertain our amazing listeners," said Chadd.

"We're happy to be able to do what we love and serve the community that we call home," added Kristi. "We're eager to join the morning lineup at Beasley Media Group, which is just as committed to the Tampa Bay community as we are."

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