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NAB Appoints Five to Radio Board of Directors
NAB
NAB
NAB Radio Board Chairman Randy Gravley has made five appointments to the NAB Radio Board of Directors, effective at the beginning of the June board meeting, held June 10-12. Reappointed for another two-year term as Designated Representatives were Bustos Media Holdings President Amador Bustos, More

JD Garfield Resigns as WDJX/Louisville PD/Afternoon Host
JD Garfield
JD Garfield
JD Garfield has resigned as Program Director and afternoon drive personality at heritage CHR WDJX-FM (99-7 DJX)/Lousiville after 2 years in the post. His last day will be May 31. The 22-year radio vet has spent most of his time in the Midwest and joined Alpha Media from KWYD/Boise, ID in May, 2017. More

Alpha Media Adds KEYU-FM to Cluster in Amarillo TX
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media has agreed to acquire 100kW Spanish KEYU-FM (102.9)/Amarillo, TX from Atlanta-based Gray Television. Terms were not immmediately disclosed. A contract has been signed and an application is being filed with the FCC for the transfer. The buyer, Alpha Media, is an Oregon-based company More

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66-Year-Old Radio Show Goes Digital with New Podcast
Ann Williams and Art Lewis
Ann Williams and Art Lewis
WSGW-AM (790 Newsradio)/Saginaw's "Listen to the Mrs. Show," one of the longest running talk shows in Michigan, is making the transition to digital after 66 years on the air. The show started as an on-air kitchen-to-kitchen network sharing recipes and homemaker tips over the phone. Now, the Alpha More

Alpha Media/Alaska Takes Home 2019 ALPAR BOD Award
Alpha Media/Alaska announced that on Thursday, May 2, Market Manager Scott Smith, who was the Master of Ceremonies at the 2019 Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) Awards, accepted the Board of Directors Award. The theme of the evening's event was More

MIW Radio Group Announces Mentees for 2019 MCM Program
The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has announced the four radio professionals selected to participate as mentees in the 2019 MIW Group Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. Now in its 18th year, the MIW Group's More

Midwest Closes on Six Outlets in Peoria from Alpha Media
Midwest Communications
Midwest Communications
Midwest Communications has closed on its previously announced acquisition of six radio outlets in Peoria, IL, from Alpha Media. Included in the deal were 5kW WIRL-AM (1290), 5kW WMBD-AM (1470), 41kW WPBG-FM (93.3), 50kW WSWT-FM (106.9), 4.1kW WNGY-FM (102.3) and More

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Numme Named Alpha Media Hot AC and Rock Format Captain
Dave Numme
Dave Numme
Alpha Media names Classic Hits KBAY-FM and Hot AC KEZR-FM/San Jose Content Director Dave Numme as Format Captain for the company's Hot AC and Rock brands. He'll continue overseeing his respective stations in addition to his expanded roles. Before joining the San Jose duo in April, 2018, Numme More

Lincoln Radio Personality Faces Domestic Violence Charge
Matt McKay
Matt McKay
Lincoln police arrested KFRX-FM morning personality Matt McKay on suspicion of domestic assault early last Saturday, reports the Journal Star. Prosecutors on Monday charged McKay (aka Matthew Rydberg), 41, with strangulation, a felony that carries a possible penalty of three years in prison. More

Alpha Names Bo Matthews as National Rhythm Format Captain
Bo Matthews
Bo Matthews
Alpha Media has announced that Ohio (Dayton, Canton and Akron) Operations Manager Bo Matthews is named Rhythm Format Captain. He'll continue to oversee his respective stations in addition to his expanded role. He was named OM of Alpha Media/Dayton and Content Director of 92.9 Jack FM and 101.5 Hank More

Alpha Media Portland Names Sara Perrin as Marketing Director
Sara Perrin
Sara Perrin
Alpha Media appoints Sara Perrin as Marketing Director of its cluster of stations in Portland, OR, effective May 1. Perrin will oversee the marketing efforts of News/Talk KXL, CHR KBFF, Country KUPL, AAA KINK, Sports KXTG, Hip Hop KWEE, Conservative Talk KUFO and the Bloodworks Live Studio. More

AWMF Announces The 2019 Radio Gracie Award Winners
Gracies Awards
Gracies Awards
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) continues to celebrate programming and individual achievement by women by announcing winners of the 44th annual Gracie Awards. Honorees include Angela Yee of Premiere's "The Breakfast Club," Ellen K of More

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Mahalick Joins KNUC/Seattle as Brand and Content Director
Scott Mahalick
Scott Mahalick
Hubbard Radio hires veteran programmer Scott Mahalick to join KNUC-FM (New Country 98.9 FM The Bull)/Seattle as Brand and Content Director. Mahalick recently vacated his post as Executive VP/Programming for Alpha Media, and is relocating to Seattle. Mahalick is also known for his successful track More

iHeartMedia/Phoenix Appoints Amy Leimbach Senior VP/Sales
Amy Leimbach
Amy Leimbach
iHeartMedia appoints Amy Leimbach as Senior VP/Sales for Phoenix, effective May 6. Leimbach joins the Phoenix market from Alpha Media/Portland, OR, where she most recently served as the Vice President of Sales. She has held several sales positions throughout her career, including Regional Director More

Alpha Media Portland Names Cressy Walton Director of Sales
Cressy Walton
Cressy Walton
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, announces Cressy Walton as Director of Sales, effective May 1. Most recently Cressy served as General Sales Manager for the local cluster for the past 8 years. She's replacing VP of Sales Amy Leimbach, who will be moving on to a new opportunity after 11 years with the More

Alpha Media EVP Scott Mahalick to Exit After Ten Years
Scott Mahalick and Phil Becker
Scott Mahalick and Phil Becker
Alpha Media Executive VP Scott Mahalick (pictured far left) is resigning from the company after nearly 10 years of service. Concurrently, Proffitt has announced that Phil Becker, who has worked under Mahalick for the last five years as the Vice President of Programming and Content, now steps into More

ALT 105.1/Louisville Names Kukawinski as Content Director
Phillip
Phillip "PK" Kukawinski
Alpha Media/Louisville welcomes Phillip "PK" Kukawinski as Content Director and afternoons on Alternative WGHL-FM (ALT 105.1). Originally from Detroit, PK has worked in Alternative radio since 2009 with stops in Detroit, Scranton PA and now in Louisville. PK has grown up with the Alternative format More

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