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Louie Diaz Named KLIF-FM/Dallas Program Director
Cumulus Dallas announces that Louie Diaz has been appointed Program Director of Top 40 station KLIF-FM (i93.3) effective immediately. Diaz was most recently Program Director of Alpha Broadcasting's KBFF and KUPL in Portland, OR. A native of Queens, NY, he started his radio career at the age of 16 at WPLJ-FM in New York City, where he More

Clear Channel Rolls Out ''ALT 107.3'' in Wichita
Clear Channel/Wichita flips Classic Rock KTHR-FM to Alternative as "ALT 107.3," effective immediately. The new station will air artists such as The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Jack White along with Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Imagine Dragons and The Lumineers. ALT 107.3 will feature "all music hours" until Sunday, September 7, when More

Jason La Canfora Joins WJZ/Baltimore Afternoons
CBS Sports "NFL Insider" and analyst Jason La Canfora joins CBS Radio's Sports WJZ-FM (105.7 The Fan)/Baltimore's Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn from 2-6pm beginning on September 2. La Canfora is a Baltimore native and joined CBS Sports as the NFL Insider for "The NFL Today," on the CBS Sports Network and CBSSports.com in 2012. More

NAB Sees Obstacles for Filing Station Public Files
The National Association of Broadcasters has filed comments with the FCC in response to the Public Notice that would require the Commission to initiate a rulemaking to expand to cable and satellite systems the requirement that public and political files be posted to the FCC's online database. In addition, the Media Bureau also seeks More

WEEI/Boston Expands NFL Coverage
Sports Radio 93.7 WEEI and the WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced their final line-up of 2014-15 NFL analysts. The group of on-air contributors is the most extensive in the station's history and includes both present and future hall-of-famers as well as some of the most respected NFL journalists in the country. More

Paul Shaffer Reveals Future Plans After Letterman
Paul Shaffer, David Letterman's musical director and sidekick for the past 32 years, opened up about his future plans for life after Letterman in a recent Rolling Stone article. "I'm not retiring, as many people have assumed," Shaffer said. "I gotta keep playing and want to keep making music. I'm excited about the fact More

Lineup Changes at 102.5 The Bone/Tampa, Bubba Out
Cox Media Group/Tampa is redesigning its daily program lineup on WHPT-FM (102.5 The Bone), which drops Bubba the Love Sponge from mornings beginning Tuesday, September 2. The new lineup will include the Mike Calta Show in morning drive (6-10am), The Billy Madison Show (10am-noon), the Shannon Burke Show (noon-3pm), "In Your More

CC Flips KMYT/Temecula to AAA as ''Radio 94.5''
Clear Channel flips Smooth Jazz KMYT-FM/Riverside and the Temecula Valley to AAA as "Radio 94.5." The station will continue to offer Smooth Jazz programming on Sunday Mornings with local host Greg Cozzo. Radio 94.5 will feature local talent in its new lineup with Dwight Arnold airing in morning drive and Josh Healy in More

WSKX/Portsmouth Flips to Country as ''95.3 The Bull''
Clear Channel flips Adult Hits WSKX-FM/Portsmouth, NH, to Country as "95.3 The Bull," with the slogan "The Seacoast's New Hit Country." The station will run commercial-free through the Labor Day weekend. Premiere's syndicated Bones Show will begin airing in mornings, beginning September 2. Tim Moore remains as the station's More

Report: Facebook Dominants Social Media
NuVoodoo Media Services has released additional findings from its fourth and latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study. The company interviewed nearly 1100 respondents, ages 14-54, in all PPM markets to update NuVoodoo's insights on emerging social media platforms. According to their research Facebook is still the social media More

Greg Smith WDVD & WDRQ/Detroit VP/Sales
Cumulus Detroit announces that 19-year Detroit radio veteran Greg Smith has been named Vice President, Sales for WDVD and WDRQ. Smith comes to Cumulus from Greater Media Detroit, and prior to that served CBS Radio in Detroit for 17 years. The appointment is effective immediately. Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President for More

Chris King Takes PD/Mornings at WMIM/Monroe MI
Cumulus Toledo/Monroe has appointed Chris King as Program Director and Morning Show Host for My 98.3 WMIM. Chris was formerly Assistant Program Director and Promotions Director for WCKY-FM in Findlay, OH. He has also held on-air positions with Blanchard Valley Broadcasting at 100.5 FM WKXA and 106.3 The Fox, and most recently, More

Bill Lynch Names CCME/Monterey VP/Market Manager
32-year radio vet Bill Lynch joins Clear Channel's five-station cluster in Monterey-Salinas as VP/Market Manager, effective September 2. He replaces Rhonda McCormack, who is now GM at Country KSJO-FM (NASH FM 92.3)/San Francisco. Most recently, he was General Manager for Momentum/Visalia, CA, since Alpril, 2013. Previously, More

Mike Bennett Joins Envision's America Weekend
Envision Networks announces that 42-year veteran broadcaster and WHUD-FM/New York morning host Mike Bennett will join the all new America Weekend lineup. Bennett will debut his new program on August 30 and will continue to host Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. In addition to Bennett, the new lineup also includes host Ed More

Former Skywatch Traffic Reporter Gattuso Charged
Former Skywatch Traffic reporter Ryan Gattuso (aka Ryan O'Brien) is in hot water. According to Salem Virginia Police Detective Daniel M. Crouse, a warrant was obtained against Gattuso for "obtaining money by false pretense." Other charges have been sent to the Roanoke County Commonwealth Attorney. Skywatch ousted Gattuso last More

UMass Sports Adds WXKS-AM/Boston for Coverage
The University of Massachusetts Department of Athletics, in conjunction with multimedia rights holder UMass Sports Properties and Learfield Sports, announced a three-year radio deal with Clear Channel News/Talk WXKS-AM (Bloomberg Radio 1200)/Boston. Beginning with the 2014-15 athletic season, the station will air all UMass More

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