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Fitz Exits KKWF (100.7 The Wolf) Seattle mornings
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 0:44am CT

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Fitz
KKWF-FM (100.7 The Wolf) Seattle morning host Fitz of "Fitz in the Morning" has exited the Country outlet after 12 years. He joined the Entercom outlet in November, 2005, when he took over mornings for the newly launched "100.7 The Wolf." He's a multiple winner of "Best Local Radio Personality" by KING-TV's Evening Magazine "Best of Western Washington" competition.

In a statement, Entercom said, "Fitz in the Morning will no longer be on air on 100.7-FM The Wolf in Seattle as of Monday, April 24. Fitz has been an important part of the station for nearly 12 years, but we have decided to part ways. We wish him well, and we will be conducting a nationwide search for the station's next morning show."

Morning co-hosts Ellen Tailor and Randy The Biscuit will continue to handle mornings while Wingnut continues to fill-in The Wolf's vacant afternoon slot.


Bootleg Kev KRRL/L.A. Real After Party Co-Host
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 0:54am CT

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Urban KRRL-FM (Real 92.3) Los Angeles names Bootleg Kev as co-host of "The Real After Party," weeknights from 7pm-midnight, effective immediately. "The Real After Party" features Bootleg Kev, DJ Damage and Dre Sinatra discussing the latest trends in the Hip-Hop community and taking calls. Bootleg Kev, an industry vet, previously worked in markets such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tampa. In addition, Bootleg Kev is known as one of the west coast's hottest club DJs.

"When we launched Real 92.3 in February of 2015, we received a lot of interest from emerging on-air talent," said iHeartMedia Los Angeles Senior VP/Urban Programming Doc Wynter. "I'm excited to finally be able to add Bootleg Kev to our already phenomenal on-air talent roster. I look forward to hearing the edge he will bring to The Real After Party with DJ Damage and Dre Sinatra."


Jackson Affiliates Make XDS Distribution Upgrade
RADIO ONLINE | Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 6:59pm CT

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"The Black Sphere" and "The Show Must Go On" welcome WGUL-AM/Tampa, KFTK-FM/St. Louis and KYKN-AM/Portland, OR, as early adopters of the XDS delivery of "The Kevin Jackson Show." The stations were the first to switch from FTP delivery to XDS distribution through the GCN Radio Networks. The "Show Must Go On" has also recently added WBCK-FM/Battle Creek MI, WLSS-AM/Sarasota FL and KDUZ-AM/Hutchinson MN as affiliates.

"The Show Must Go On" President Beth Cook Maranville said, "I'm so excited that Kevin is now back on XDS distribution. This is exactly what my stations have been asking for!" Kevin Jackson commented, "I'm happy to join the GCN family. The partnership opens both organizations up to excellent growth potential for the future."


101.9 KINK FM Welcomes Corey and Mitch to Mornings
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 10:06am CT

Alpha Media, Portland has singed Corey and Mitch to mornings on KINK FM. The show will begin airing 5:30am to 10am on May 2nd.

Corey Foley was born and raised in Florida. It all started in St. Petersburg, FL, at Wild 94.1. She then moved to Minneapolis, MN, to work with Dave Ryan at KDWB. Corey then headed to San Francisco where she worked at 95.7 The Wolf with Scott Mahalick. Her next move was to the wild west, a.k.a. Houston, to be on 100.3 The Bull. The west coast has now called her back and she can't wait to explore everything that is Portland and KINK.

"I am very excited to work with Scott again, as well as Sean Demery and Mitch Elliot. It's an amazing team and I'm truly blessed to be a part of it," added Corey.

Mitch Elliott is a native of Atlanta who began his radio career at WRAS. From there he moved to WFOX where he would learn the craft while working in positions ranging from overnights to Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive. After nearly 16 years at WFOX, the Northwest was beckoning to Mitch for a change. He spent three years doing mornings at KLSY in Seattle before finding his forever home in Portland, OR. After a very successful 10-year run as the afternoon drive-time show at KRSK and two nominations and one win for Best Radio Show in Portland (as voted on by readers of Willamette Week), Mitch is thrilled to have found his new radio home on 101.9 KINK.

Mitch stated, "It only took me two and a half decades, but I have finally landed my dream gig at KINK! I look forward to working with the incredibly talented team to keep KINK the amazing radio station it has been for years!"

Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick said, "We are elated to have found our soulmates to pair with Portland's iconic KINK brand for mornings. Corey and Mitch are two uniquely talented, entertaining hosts with huge passion for the music, Northwest lifestyle and a love for the arts."


Kilmeade & Friends Join WNIS/Norfolk Lineup
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, April 17, 2017 | 11:28pm CT

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FOX News Radio's "Kilmeade & Friends" will join the weekday morning lineup of WNIS-AM in Norfolk, VA. The program will air live from 10am-12pm beginning April 17. Hosted by Brian Kilmeade, the host of FOX News Channel's morning show "FOX & Friends," Kilmeade & Friends features Brian's take on the top news headlines of the day, with newsmakers and guest experts offering their insight and perspective, along with segments featuring the personalities from FNC and FOX Business Network.

Kilmeade commented, "It has been a privilege to be a part of the morning programming at KLBJ 590 AM in Austin, Texas and we are thrilled to be the newest addition to their sister station's schedule. For the past eight years, Kilmeade & Friends has been dedicated to providing our audience with fresh perspective on the most important news stories. I am heartened to know many of our listeners in the Norfolk-area will be military families."

WNIS station owner Bob Sinclair added, "Our sister station, KLBJ 590 AM in Austin, Texas recently added Kilmeade & Friends and the listener response has been overwhelming. We are very excited to add Brian Kilmeade to our lineup at WNIS."


Wrecker Joins KMOX to Host ''Overnight America''
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, April 17, 2017 | 11:20pm CT

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Ryan Wrecker
CBS Radio News/Talk KMOX 1120 AM St. Louis signs Ryan Wrecker as the newest host of "Overnight America," heard weekdays from 10pm to 3am. Wrecker moves to St. Louis from Fort Wayne, IN, where he most recently served as the Program Director of WOWO-AM. He previously worked in radio in Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Lima and South Bend before studing broadcasting at Central Michigan University.

KMOX Program Director Steve Moore said, "Ryan is a passionate advocate of local radio who comes to us from a legacy station and brings a great appreciation for KMOX and its role in the community. In addition, Ryan understands how creating unique digital and social media content can quickly expand his reach in the market and grow his listener base."

Wrecker added, "We're going to have fun on 'Overnight America.' It's a show that's inclusive to new voices and topics. Every night we will present fresh and unique ideas to the audience and explore them in a way that's different from any other radio show."


KHLR (The Ride)/Little Rock Welcomes Matt Cruz
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, April 17, 2017 | 11:13pm CT

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New Country KHLR-FM (106.7 The Ride) Little Rock taps market promotions vet and radio personality Matt Cruz as Promotion and Marketing Director and as Assistant Program Director, under PD Mike Kennedy, effective April 24. "We are so happy to have Matt on board with us at 106.7 The Ride, he's one of the best in the business," said Kennedy. "Matt is going to take 106.7 The Ride to the next level!"

"I am very excited to join the crew at 106.7 The Ride where radio is live, locally owned, and still extremely fun," added Cruz. "And, I can't wait to jump into the first big event, the 'Pipes & Tails' bike show and crawfish boil at Dicky-Stephens Park on Saturday, April 29th from 10am-2pm."


WOCY-FM/Carrabelle FL Readies Flip to Country
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, April 17, 2017 | 11:42pm CT

Live Communications Sports outlet WOCY-FM/Carrabelle, FL, will flip to Country as "Cross Country 106.5" on May 1. The 100kW outlet will play a mix today's Country, Classic Country, Positive Country and Texas/Red Dirt Country. Steve Malone comes onboard as Program Director and midday host, while continuing to host the syndicated HLE Christian Country Countdown for The HLE Radio Network as Steve Roberson. Mike Bewley and Eddie Money will host The Bucky And Big Money Morning Show.


CMG Announces ''Magic Mornings with Danielle''
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 1:02am CT

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Danielle McBroom
Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa names "Magic Mornings with Danielle" as its new, permanent morning show on AC WWRM-FM (Magic 94-9). For the past 10 years, Danielle McBroom was on the air with sister station Alternative WSUN-FM (97X).

"We are so excited to have Danielle join our Magic team," said CMG Tampa Radio's Director of Branding and Programming John Larson for WWRM, WXGL and WDUV. "Her experience, creativity, social media expertise and infectious attitude brings a fresh, new sound to a huge brand like Magic."

"I am so excited to join the Magic team and stay with my Cox Media Group Tampa family," added McBroom. "CMG is a company that really believes in promoting from within and I am thrilled to have this opportunity on this incredibly powerful and successful radio station, with so much heritage in the market."


WPRO/Providence Launches The Gresh Show
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 0:19am CT

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Cumulus Media announces the return of Andy Gresh to the Providence airwaves as the new 6pm-9pm Host of WPRO-AM, delivering his truly unique brand of sports talk. Andy will talk all things sports, including Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins, as well as college sports coverage of Providence College, University of Rhode Island, Brown and Bryant.

Gresh started his career at WPRO-AM in Providence in 1997, working behind the scenes until October of that year, when he became Co-Host in morning drive on 790 The Score- WPRO's sister station. He left in 2008 to join WFAN and ESPN Radio, as well as Sirius/XM Radio. After spending most of 2008 at ESPN Radio, he joined the original staff of Mad Dog Radio at Sirius/XM in 2009. Gresh left Sirius/XM in 2010 to join 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, where he teamed up with Providence radio partner Scott Zolak, and together, they soared to massive ratings in middays. Gresh left the Sports Hub in 2015 and most recently co-hosted afternoon drive at WTIC-AM in Hartford, CT.

"I'm excited to come back to where it all started for me 20 years ago. It's time to turn nights on WPRO on its ear and let Rhode Island take back its sports talk." said Gresh.


iHM/Fresno Names Monisha Mann B95 Nighttime Host
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 0:27am CT

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iHeartMedia names Monisha Mann as night host for KBOS-FM (B95) Fresno, weekdays from 7pm-midnight, effective immediately. Mann, a Central California native, is a 15-year radio veteran who began her career as an intern at B95. She returned to the station from holding similar on-air positions in Bakersfield, CA.

"I am beyond excited and grateful for the opportunity to do nights in my hometown at B95," said Mann. "I look forward to bringing new music to our listeners and I thank the team here in Fresno for believing in me to uphold the standards and ratings of this heritage station."

"Mo is an engaging talent, a social media warrior, and a fierce competitor," said iHeartMedia Fresno Senior VP/Programming Steve Weed. "She's immediately elevated the excitement level for B95 and our number one rated night show."


The Morning Mix Launches on KHMX/Houston
RADIO ONLINE | Monday, April 10, 2017 | 2:56am CT

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Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly
KHMX-FM (Mix 96-5) Houston launches "The Morning Mix with Sarah Pepper, Geoff Sheen and Lauren Kelly," weekdays from 5:30-10am. Pepper comes from CBS Radio Houston's sister station KKHH-FM, the former "Hot 95.7." Geoff joins the team from San Antonio's KTKR and Lauren Kelly moves to mornings after hosting the afternoon show.

"The Morning Mix will be unlike any other morning show in Houston. We have three unique and likeable personalities with creative perspectives and strong opinions. They represent every member of the KHMX audience; they are a dynamic team that will give our listeners a fresh and unique way to start their day," said KHMX PD Chase Murphy.

"Being able to do mornings on a heritage station like Mix 96-5 is an amazing opportunity and I want to thank Sarah Frazier and Chase Murphy for such an exciting opportunity. Lauren is a talented woman, and after years of being friends and co-workers, I am thrilled to now call her my co-host. Geoff brings a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with him and learning from him," said Pepper.

"Chase Murphy is one of the smartest guys in the industry and I'm thrilled to work for him. Houston is a great city, filled with people that love to call it home. I cannot wait to talk with them every morning," commented Sheen.

"Ten Years ago I never imagined I would have this opportunity. From nights to middays to afternoons to mornings, this is truly a dream come true. With Sarah and Geoff by my side we are ready to drive you to work, Houston," said Kelly.


Taylor Morgan Takes Middays at WUKS/Fayetteville
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:59pm CT

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Beasley Media Group Fayetteville, NC, veteran Taylor Morgan has decided to return on the air, and will host middays at Rhythmic Oldies WUKS-FM (Old School 107.7 Jamz), weekdays from 10am-3pm. Taylor has served as Program Director for four years, and now she is bringing her on-air skills back into her radio repertoire.

"I am honored to be back in the booth," noted Taylor. "I have enjoyed working both on-air and as Program Director at Beasley. But, to do both is the best! There is nothing that connects us like the feeling we get on radio, when our human voice speaks from the heart. I am so happy to work with Beasley Media Group. We are incredibly passionate about radio."

"We are thrilled Taylor has been our ambassador on and off the microphone for more than 17 years, at Old School 107.7 Jamz," added Operations Manager Tap Money. "It's a pleasure to have Taylor's awesome talent back on the air. We're the lucky ones."


Craig Shemon Joins WWCN/Fort Myers for Afternoons
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 11:48pm CT

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Beasley's Sports WWCN-FM (99.3 ESPN)/Fort Myers hires Craig Shemon as its new afternoon co-host. Shemon has previously worked in major markets including Los Angeles where he was the national morning talk host, and Houston where he worked with KGOW and Yahoo! Sports Radio. He started in Bloomington, IN, where he was a Sportscaster and air talent for WTTS and WGTC. He then moved to WGCL in Bloomington. Shemon has also handled play-by-play for the NFL on Fox, Triple A baseball teams, and basketball on the Big Ten Network.

"Craig's play-by-play experience with the NBA, MLB and NFL is remarkable," commented Beasley Media Group's Southwest Florida Operations Manager, Adam Star. "His ability to carry a daily sports show and his highly successful achievements in other national broadcast platforms from Los Angeles to Chicago are truly impressive. Hiring Craig is a game changer and we're looking forward to have his success and positive attitude continue here in Southwest Florida on 99.3 ESPN."


KOGO-AM/San Diego Updates Evening Lineup
RADIO ONLINE | Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 0:39am CT

KOGO-AM (NewsRadio 600)/San Diego's Marilyn Hyder and Jack Cronin will co-host "San Diego's Evening News," weeknights from 6-7pm, while the News/Talk outlet welcomes Ben Higgins back to the station as host of "KOGO at Night," from 7-9pm. Higgins, no stranger to KOGO, has previously served as a talk host, news anchor and morning sports anchor on "San Diego's Morning News." Higgins is also a popular TV personality who will continue in his role as Sports Director on KGTV (10News).

"I'm thrilled to return to my KOGO roots and work alongside San Diego's top talk radio professionals," said Higgins. "It's an amazing opportunity to be able to carry on a nightly conversation about the things that make us laugh, shake our heads or make us want to scream."

"I'm excited about Marilyn and Jack co-hosting San Diego's Evening News and Ben's return to the station," said KOGO Program Director Brian Long. "Ben is a smart and versatile talent who brings a lot of experience and a strong sense of community and with these two shows, KOGO will deliver a top-notch evening line-up for San Diego listeners."


ALT AZ 93-3/Phoenix Taps Mo! for Mornings
RADIO ONLINE | Friday, March 31, 2017 | 11:40pm CT

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Alternative KDKB-FM (ALT AZ 93-3) Phoenix announces that Mo! will become the new morning host on April 3, filling the morning daypart from 5:30-10am. The Meza, AZ, native has worked in radio since 2011. She started as an intern and joined sister Active Rock KUPD-FM in 2013. Mo! began doing nights with ALT AZ in 2014 before switching to middays last November.

"Mo's energy and enthusiasm, along with her listener appeal make her a great choice for this daypart. Ian has got the ball rolling and will be great in middays. We are thrilled with the new lineup," said Hubbard Radio Phoenix Market Manager Trip Reeb.

Former host Ian Camfield will be moving to the midday slot from 10am-3pm.


Aly Tanner Named Midday Host on Q104/Cleveland
RADIO ONLINE | Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 1:34am CT

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Aly Tanner will make the move from morning drive to midday host on WAL-FM (Q104) Cleveland beginning March 30. She will be heard on-air weekdays from 10am-3pm. The midday post was vacated when Average Joe and his family decided to move back to Milwaukee to be closer to family. Aly previously hosted the evening show and midday show on Q104.

"Aly is back at home doing Middays. She loves music and hosting her own shift and this will be fun for her," said CBS Radio Cleveland VP/Programming Dave Popovich. "Joe will definitely be missed but this is a move that he and his family feel is best and we're happy for them."

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