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Switzer Joins Westwood One as M&E/Country VP/GM
Westwood One appoints music industry and network radio vet Bryan Switzer as VP and General Manager of Music and Entertainment, Country. Switzer will oversee affiliate sales, marketing, and operations for Westwood One's NASH-branded shows, including "Ty, Kelly & Chuck," "NASH Nights Live," "The Blair Garner Show" and "American Country More

Beasley Media Group/Tampa Launches ''Playa 106.9''
Beasley Media Group launches "Playa 106.9," a Classic Salsa format on WYUU-HD2 in Tampa under Program Director Nio Fernandez. The new outlet will feature Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more, by artists such as Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Luis Enrique. WYUU had offered Spanish Pop for the last five years. More

Granato Assumes Renda Southwest Florida PD Duties
Steve Granato will assume Program Director responsibilities for Renda Broadcasting's four radio properties in its Southwest Florida market of Fort Myers-Naples. These include WWGR-FM (Gator Country 1019), WJGO-FM (1029BOBfm), WSGL-FM (Mix 104.7) and WGUF-FM (98.9 Naples FM Talk). Granato, a programming vet, previously served as Senior More

iHM, Washington Capitals Ink DC Partnership
iHeartMedia Washington, DC's W284CQ-FM at 104.7 FM inks a broadcast partnership with the NHL's Washington Capitals, effective immediately. The station will air every Capitals game for the remainder of the National Hockey League season. Beginning Monday, 104.7 FM will become a part of the Washington Capitals' radio network, which extends More

Alpha Media/Moberly Names Mike Jenkins Market Mgr.
Alpha Media/Moberly-Macon, MO, appoints 30-year radio vet Mike Jenkins as Market Manager, overseeing KRES-FM, KIRK-FM, KTCM-FM, KWIX-FM and KWIX-AM. Previously, he spent close to 24 years with now Townsquare Media in Sedalia, MO, most recently as Market President & Chief Revenue Officer. While there he also held posts More

Univision Expands Radio Magazine with Leon Krauze
Univision announces the nationwide expansion of its radio magazine, "En Boca de Leon" (In Leon's Mouth) hosted by journalist Leon Krauze, who is also the anchor of the 6pm and 11pm newscasts on co-owned KMEX-TV/Los Angeles. The one-hour program airs live, weekdays at 7pm and will feature real-time conversations with callers on More

SoundCloud Selects Triton Digital's a2x for Audio Ads
Triton Digital and SoundCloud, a music and audio platform, have expanded their partnership to monetize SoundCloud's digital audio advertising inventory in the U.S. via Triton's programmatic audio advertising exchange, a2x. The partnership enables programmatic buyers in the U.S. to make targeted, at-scale buys across More

Research Director Introduces Format Tracker Tool
Research Director announces a new way to look at radio station ratings. Format Tracker is a new report tool that provides Program Directors with insight into their station's ratings results by providing a 360-degree view of what's happening in their market. It can provide understanding changes within their format, with other More

WMOV/Norfolk Appoints Danny Meyers PD/Mornings
iHeartMedia's Rhythmic AC WMOV-FM (MOViN 107.7)/Norfolk appoints Danny Meyers as its new Program Director and morning personality (6-10am). Previously, Meyers hosted mornings at CHR WXLK-FM/Roanoke, VA, for more than 10 years. Prior to that he served as the night personality at WPLJ-FM/New York and the Assistant Program More

Report: Ajit Pai to Be Nominated as FCC Chairman
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai will nominated as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commisssion by President Donald Trump reports Bloomberg. The news agency is citing sources from Trump's transistion team. Pai would initially lead a panel with a 2-to-1 Republican majority. It will be up to President Trump to nominate two More

AOB to Present 23rd Annual Pre-CRS Seminar
Country radio consultants Mike O'Malley and Becky Brenner have announced that their 23rd annual Pre-CRS seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 22 at the Music City Center, in downtown Nashville, from 10am-1:30pm. The AOB team will present the first highlights from their 12th annual online perceptual study, "Roadmap More

Futuri Media Adds Three Members to Leadership Team
Futuri Media announces three appointments to newly-created leadership roles to be based in the company's Cleveland headquarters. Sophie Fry is named Director of TopLine, while Jason Robinaugh is appointed Product Manager of Futuri Mobile, LDR and Takeover. Clint Marsh is named Product Manager of POST and Futuri Streaming. All More

James Conner Named GM of Emmis' Network Indiana
James Conner, longtime General Manager of Emmis/Terre Haute, IN, is appointed General Manager of co-owned Network Indiana, effective January 30. Conner managed stations in Terre Haute for the last 22 years, including Country WTHI-FM. Conner has also served 15 years on the Indiana Broadcasters Board of Directors, was Chairman of More

iHeartMedia Jacksonville Launches ''Rumba 106.9''
iHeartMedia Jacksonville flips WQIK-HD2 and Alternative FM translator 106.9 to "The New Rumba 106.9" with the slogan "#1 Para Exitos y Musica Variada" (#1 For Success and Various Music). The station will launch January 20 at midnight with 10,000 songs in a row, airing commercial-free. Rumba will broadcast a variety of Tropical More

Jane Pauley to Emcee 2017 NAB Show Opening
Journalist and host of "CBS Sunday Morning," Jane Pauley will emcee the 2017 NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 24 in Las Vegas. Hearst President/CEO Steven Swartz is headlining the event, and National Association of Broadcasters President/CEO Gordon Smith will present the "State of the Broadcast Industry" address. Pauley More

Beasley/Fayetteville NC Welcomes Randy Bliss as OM
Beasley Media Group appoints Randy Bliss as Operations Manager of its cluster in Fayetteville, NC. Additionally, he will serve as Program Director and afternoon host for Country WKML-FM as well as PD of AC WAZZ-AM. His career encompasses three decades of radio experience, holding management posts in markets such as Greensboro More

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