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Allison Warren Named VP/MM Cumulus/Nashville
Cumulus has appointed veteran radio sales and marketing executive Allison Warren as Vice President and Market Manager for Cumulus Nashville. Warren was previously Director of Sales for Entercom's Austin radio stations. Prior to that she was Director of Sales for Entercom in Madison, WI, and was Director of Strategic Sales and Marketing More

MacLeash New OM for KMNB/KZJK Minneapolis.
Lauren MacLeash has been named Operations Manager for CBS RADIO's KMNB and KZJK in Minneapolis effective this Friday (9/26). The announcement comes from Mick Anselmo, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO Minneapolis. MacLeash will be responsible for overseeing the operations of both stations including managing the More

Emmis Promotes Alan Fish to NSM for NY & LA
Emmis NY Radio and Emmis LA Radio is excited to announce Power 106 LA's National Sales Manager, Alan Fish, has been promoted to Director of National Sales for Emmis NY and Emmis LA, including HOT 97 WQHT FM (New York) 107.5 WBLS FM (New York), 1190 WLIB AM (New York), and Power 106 KPWR FM (Los Angeles). "Alan joined our staff two More

Sound Communications Buys Four in Olean, NY
Sound Communications has closed on its purchase of four stations in Olean, NY including WMXO-FM (Mix 101.5), WQRS-FM (98 Rocks), WOEN-AM (1360 / Classic Hits & Sports) and WGGO-AM (1590 / Classic Hits). Tami Dunlavey has been named the group's market manager and Chris Russell will serve as program director for the cluster. More

Local Media Revenues to Reach $139.3B in 2015
In its new U.S. Local Media Forecast 2015, BIA/Kelsey forecasts total local media revenues to reach $139.3 billion in 2015, up from $137 billion this year, representing a growth rate of 1.6 percent. Online/digital will account for more than one-quarter (25.2%) of total local media revenues in 2015. Revenues for online/digital More

iHeartMedia Flips WCGX/Columbus to '106.7 The Beat'
iHeartMedia flips Alternative WCGX-FM (X106.7)/Columbus, OH, to Urban as "106.7 The Beat" with new calls WZCB under VP/Programming Michael McCoy. The Alternative format will continue to be heard in the market on WBWR-HD2 (105.7). Premiere Networks syndicated "The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamange tha god" More

Great Scott Sells Eight in Maryland to Adams Radio
Great Scott Broadcasting has agreed to sell the majority of its radio cluster in Salisbury/Ocean City, MD to Adams Radio of Delmarva Peninsula, LLC. The acquisition includes: WGBG-FM and WJWK-AM (both licensed to Seaford, DE), WJWL-AM and WZBH-FM (both licensed to Georgetown, DE), WKHI-FM (licensed to Fruitland, MD), and More

Pattie Johnson Joins Reach Media Sales Team
Reach Media appoints Patti Johnson as Account Manager, Eastern Sales in the company's New York sales department, effective Monday, September 22. From 2009-2012, Johnson was an Account Executive in Reach Media's Chicago Sales office and for the past two years she has been with Clear Channel/Chicago as its Local Sales Manager. More

WNOK/Columbia SC Names Greg Applebee as PD
iHeartMedia CHR WNOK-FM/Columbia, SC, names Greg Applebee as its new Program Director, effective October 1. He replaces Jonathan Reed, who is now PD of KHFI-FM and KPEZ-FM/Austin. Applebee is inbound from Assistant PD duties at co-owned Hot AC KJMY-FM (MY 99.5)/Salt Lake City. Before joining KJMY in July, 2010, he served as More

Big Radio to Acquire WGEZ/Beloit WI for $150,000
Alliance Communications Inc. of Chicago has agreed to sell 1kw Oldies WGEZ-AM (1490)/Beloit, WI, to Scott O. Thompson's Big Radio for $150,000 in cash. Frank J. Spula is President of Alliance Communications which also owns WPNA-AM/Oak Park (suburban Chicago). Big Radio is based in Monroe, WI, where it owns AM & FM stations More

''The Beast 980'' Set to Launch in Los Angeles
KFWB-AM/Los Angeles will officially debut its new all Sports format as "The Beast 980" on September 22, with a mix of original programming focusing on the L.A. sports scene, highlighted by the only local sports program during the morning commute. The Beast 980 continues as the flagship of the Los Angeles Clippers, while More

TT Torrez Joins Hot 97/New York as Music Director
Emmis/New York Radio appoints TT Torrez as Music Director of Rhythmic CHR WQHT-FM (Hot 97), effective October 1. During her 14-year career, Torrez has worked in several markets including Charlotte, Hartford, Philadelphia and New York, where she was correspondent, writer, producer, and music programmer for Music Choice More

Young Announces Retirement From KFYI/Phoenix
iHeartMedia announced Thurday that after nearly three decades with KFYI-AM (Newstalk 550)/Phoenix, morning personality Barry Young will retire in November. Young started on KFYI on April 27, 1987 as an air talent and the station's PD. Listeners, friends, co-workers and clients will have the chance to say goodbye at the Barry More

Westwood One Extends Partnership with Dr. Oz
Westwood One announces it has extended its partnership with Harpo Studios and Dr. Mehmet Oz for the daily one-minute feature, "Daily Dose with Dr. Oz." The feature airs on nearly 150 stations and in six of the top 10 markets. Dr. Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and host of the syndicated "The Dr. Oz Show," won his third Daytime More

Townsquare/Tyler Names Big Stew Sawyers as OM
"Big Stew" Sawyers is named Operations Manager for Townsquare Media's cluster in Tyler-Longview, TX, and Program Director of Country KNUE-FM. He replaces Scott Gaines, who left last year. Previously, he worked at Country WWKA-FM/Orlando, Country WKAK-FM (K-Country 104)/Albany, GA, as PD, Country WDJR-FM/Dothan, AL, as morning More

NABOB to Hold Fall Broadcast Management Con
The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters and the NABOB Foundation will hold their 38th Annual Fall Broadcast Management Conference in cooperation with the 14th Power of Urban Radio Forum, October 1-2 in Washington, DC. NABOB is the only trade association representing the interests of the 200 African American-owned More

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