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Radio is Effective Way to Influence Swing Voters
A new national survey from Vox Populi Polling has found the use of radio as an extremely effective way to reach swing voters. Research shows that 81% of swing voters say they listen to AM/FM radio on a regular basis. Moreover, voters across the political spectrum report that radio ads are more credible than the ads they see on the More

Pinch Defers Retirement Plans to Manage Atlanta
Cumulus announces that Jon Pinch is appointed Market Manager for its six-station cluster in Atlanta. Pinch has served as Executive VP/COO for Cumulus for the past 14 years. Earlier this month, Cumulus announced Pinch's retirement from the company, initially scheduled for late November. Pinch, a 45-year radio broadcasting vet, has since More

iHeartMedia Names Earl Jones Senior VP/Urban Ops
iHeartMedia appoints Earl Jones as Senior VP/Urban Operations, effective immediately. Jones will be based in Chicago and will report to President of National Sales Jeff Howard. In addition, the company announced that Matt Scarano has been named Market President of iHeartMedia/Chicago succeeding Jones, who served as Market President since More

Report: Few 13-20s Name FM as #1 Music Source
New research from Mark Kassof & Co. reveals that only seven percent of 13- to 20-year-olds name FM radio as the device they use most to listen to music. Cell phones and smartphones are their #1 music source, named by 41%. iPods, MP3 players and PCs are also ahead of FM radio. When asked which device they use "second most" for music, More

Dean Warfield Appointed PD of WSM-AM/Nashville
20-year market vet Dean Warfield is named Program Director of WSM-AM/Nashville, effective immediately. He replaces Joe Limardi, who left the Classic Country outlet last June to become OM of Townsquare Media/Poughkeepsie, NY. Most recently, Warfield served as Manager of Digital Content for South Central Communications and More

ESPN Radio to Air 2014 All Postseason MLB Games
ESPN Radio will present its 17th consecutive Major League Baseball postseason beginning with the American and National League wild card games. ESPN Radio's Sunday Night Baseball team of play-by-play voice Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will call the AL Wild Card Game Tuesday, September 30, as the Oakland Athletics More

Cumulus/Toledo Ups Welling to Director of Sales
Cumulus elevates Cody Welling to Director of Sales for its local cluster in Toledo and Monroe, OH, where he has served as General Sales Manager since July. Prior to that, he was GSM for Great Plains Media in Bloomington, IL, and was also an Account Executive and Local Sales Manager for Cumulus group in Toledo-Monroe. Welling More

KSJO/San Francisco Names Handa APD/Middays
Cumulus appoints Angie Handa as Assistant Program Director and midday personality for Country KSJO-FM (NASH FM 92.3)/San Francisco. Her show will debut on Monday, October 20, airing 10am-3pm Monday through Saturday. In the newly created position of APD, Handa will work with Program Director Mac Daniels on production, imaging More

Suarez Named PD of iHeartMedia Poughkeepsie Duo
iHeartMedia in the Hudson Valley of New York hires Sammy Suarez as Program Director of Classic Rock WBWZ-FM (Rock 93-3) and PD/afternoon talent of CHR WPKF-FM (96-1 Kiss FM)/Poughkeepsie, NY. Suarez arrives from his most recent gig at Apex Broadcasting's WMXZ-FM (Mix 96)/Charleston, SC. He takes over the PD post left open by More

Adams Radio Group/Fort Wayne Elevates Mike Scott
Mike Scott is promoted to Program Director of Country WBTU-FM (Your Country US93.3) and W277AK-FM (Great Country 103.3)/Fort Wayne, IN. He joined the Adams Radio cluster in August for mornings on WWFW-FM (Soft Rock 103.9). The 30-year programming and on-air vet previously served as PD and afternoon host for WNNF-FM (NASH More

CMG Names Spriggs as NTS Radio Format Leader
Cox Media Group appoints WSB-AM and WSBB-FM (News 95-5)/Atlanta Director of Branding and Programming Pete Spriggs (far left), as its new News/Talk/Sports Radio Format Leader. In addition, WDBO/Orlando Director of Branding and Programming Drew Anderssen is named News/Talk/Sports Format Coordinator. Spriggs and Anderssen will More

Norm Feuer to Retire from BCA/San Diego as VP/MM
Norm Feuer is retiring from Broadcast Company of the Americas/San Diego as VP/Market Manager. Market vet Mike Glickenhaus will assume Feuer's duties during the interim. Feuer, who joined the BCA cluster in 2012, founded Triathlon Broadcasting and Force II Communications. He's also previously managed clusters for Clear Channel More

Entercom/Memphis Debuts Country ''94.1 The Wolf''
Entercom/Memphis flips Classic Hits WKQK-FM to new Country as "The New 94.1 The Wolf." The station will play 54 minutes of music each hour, while targeting today's Country music fans who are looking for a new mix of Country hits. PD Chris Michaels says that 94.1 The Wolf will be locally focused on "the music that country fans More

Jones, Tyler Team to Launch Fishnet Syndications
Kent Jones (far left) and Mike Tyler have joined forces and formed Fishnet Syndications, which has purchased TKOs "Into the Seventies" and "Totally Awesome 80s." Fishnet will assume marketing and advertising for "The Vault and Blues Deluxe." The new company will begin with more than 100 affiliates while seeking to partner with More

Curtis Launches Bluegrass Format on WFNL/Raleigh
Curtis Media Group announced Friday the launch of a new station dedicated to Bluegrass music on WFNL-AM/Raleigh, formerly airing a Comedy format. The heritage of Bluegrass runs deep in Central North Carolina, with many of the pioneers and legends of Bluegrass hailing from the region including Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, and Bobby More

CBS Radio/Washington DC Unveils Street Level Space
CBS Radio/Washington, DC and the DC Lottery have announced the grand opening of "DC Lottery Live," a state-of-the-art street-level studio and performance space that will serve as an entertainment showcase in the heart of the trendy Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Gavin DeGraw headlines the facility's first ever event with a More

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