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Cumulus Taps Chris Clare as WNNF Cincinnati PD
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Chris Clare
Chris Clare is appointed Program Director for Cumulus Media's WNNF-FM (NASH-FM 94.1) Cincinnati. Clare leaves WTHT-FM (99.9 The Wolf) Portland, ME, where he was Program Director, for his second stop in Cincinnati having previously been on-air at WFTK-FM (Star 96.5). He's also programmed and worked at stations in More

AirKast to Provide Free Alexa Skills to Stations
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AirKast Inc., a mobile app developer for broadcasters, has developed and will be providing free Alexa skills for all its customers -- including over 800 North American radio stations, syndicated radio hosts and podcasters -- allowing them to bring voice interaction to audiences. Beyond the basic launching of radio More

Cumulus/Memphis Promotes Bruns to Ops. Manager
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Danni Bruns
Cumulus Media elevates 21-year industry vet Danni Bruns, a native Memphian, to the newly-created post of Operations Manager for the company's four-station cluster there. She will continue to serve as Program Director of WXMX (98.1 The Max), as well as continuing to co-host the Rock outlet's afternoon show "Danni and More

Dallas Mavericks Extend Longterm Deal with KESN
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Cumulus Media inks a new agreement with the Dallas Mavericks extending its long-term broadcast partnership through the 2022-2023 season. The company's Sports/Talk KESN-FM (ESPN 103.3 FM) has been the radio broadcast home for Mavericks coverage since 2001. ESPN 103.3 FM will continue to provide play-by-play of Dallas Mavericks More

Jackie Rinker Joins Cumulus Pensacola as VP/MM
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Jackie Rinker
Cumulus Media appoints Jackie Rinker as VP/Market Manager for its five-station cluster in Pensacola, FL. Rinker was previously Market President for iHeartMedia in Panama City and Tallahassee, FL and prior to that, was Director of Sales and National Sales Manager for iHeartMedia/Clear Channel in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, AL. More

Cumulus Q2 Net Revenues Up 1.2%, Earnings Rise
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Cumulus Media reported second quarter net revenue of $290.5 million, up 1.2% from $5.7 million in 2016. Radio declined 0.7% to $208.5 million, while Westwood One increased 6.1% to $81.2 million. Adjusted EBITDA climbed 6.7% to $67.4 million. The company posted net earnings of $5.6 million (19 cents per diluted share) as More

WO Launches Sterling on Sunday into Syndication
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Walter Sabo
Westwood One is helping to transition radio listeners from weekend to weekday with the syndication launch of "Sterling on Sunday," a Sunday night talk show featuring longtime radio executive and storyteller Walter Sabo, aka Walter Sterling. The program, a mix of lifestyle, entertainment and social conversation, will air live More

Cumulus Flint Appoints Nancy Dymond as VP/MM
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Nancy Dymond
Cumulus Media appoints Nancy Dymond as VP/Market Manager for the company's five-station cluster in Flint, MI. Dymond is a 30-year industry vet previously serving as a Market Manager/General Manager in Flint, Lansing and Saginaw, Erie PA and Toledo. The moves marks Dymond's return to Cumulus Flint, where she served as Market More

Scott Gaines Joins WKHX Atlanta as APD/Afternoons
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Scott Gaines
Cumulus Media appoints veteran programmer and air personality Scott Gaines as Assistant Program Director and afternoon host for Country WKHX-FM (Kicks 101.5) Atlanta. Gaines moves from the company's co-owned cluster in Memphis, where he was afternoon host for Country WGKX-FM (Kix 106). Gaines will debut on Kicks 101.5 on More

WO News Revisits 1967 and ''The Summer of Love''
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Westwood One News will present a special retrospective entitled "Summer of Love," a look back at the counter culture revolution that defined the summer of 1967 from a 50-year perspective. The half-hour special, airing the weekend of August 18-20, is hosted by WON correspondents Jim Roope in Los Angeles and Steve Kastenbaum in More

Cumulus Appoints Chad Taylor as OM for Des Moines
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Cumulus Media appoints Chad Taylor as Operations Manager for its five-station group in Des Moines, IA, effective August 7. Taylor will also host afternoons on KJJY-FM (NASH Icon 92.5). He joins the company from Townsquare Media, where he was OM for its six radio outlets in St. Cloud, MN, for the past six years. He was also More

Frandsen, Hoffar to Host New KNBR Evening Show
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Kevin Frandsen and Drew Hoffar
Bay Area natives Kevin Frandsen and Drew Hoffar will host a new evening show, "KNBR Tonight," on KNBR-AM San Francisco. The show debuts Monday, August 14 and will air weekdays from 7-10pm PT and immediately following weekday San Francisco Giants post-game programming. Frandsen played for the San Francisco Giants from 2006-2009, More

Cannell Named WZRH and WRKN/New Orleans PD
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Paul Cannell
Paul Cannell is appointed as Program Director for Cumulus Media's WZRH-FM (Alt 92.3) and WRKN-FM (NASH FM 106.1)/New Orleans, effective August 14. Cannell is a veteran programmer who previously served as Program Director and air personality for stations including WRMR/Wilmington NC, WMFX/Columbia SC, WKLR/Richmond VA, More

Bates Named KFOG/San Francisco Program Director
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Mat Bates
Cumulus appoints veteran programmer Mat Bates as Program Director of AAA KFOG-FM San Francisco, effective August 2. Bates was most recently Head of Programming of Rock Formats at Pandora. He was previously Global Head of Music and Curation at Rdio, Senior Manager/Radio Programming at Slacker Radio, and prior to that, he spent a More

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