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KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute Begins Monday in Kentucky
KBAWKU Radio Talent Institute
KBAWKU Radio Talent Institute
Kentucky Broadcasters Association President Chris Winkle will welcome students from five universities as the KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute begins Monday, July 22 on the Western Kentucky University campus. Taking on the opening session is Chris Lytle of Instant More

Alpha Media Closes on Buy of KEYU-FM in Amarillo TX
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 100kW Spanish KEYU-FM (102.9)/Amarillo, TX from Atlanta-based Gray Television. The buyer, Alpha Media, is an Oregon-based company headed by Bob Proffitt. Alpha Media also owns News KGNC-AM, Country KGNC-FM and Classic Hits KXGL-FM More

Alpha Media Launches Rhythmic CHR ''WE 102.9'' in Amarillo
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media/Amarillo, TX, announces the addition of "WE 102.9" to KVWE-FM. Grey Television owned the station previously known as KEYU. The former Spanish Hits outlet flips to Rhythmic CHR and debuts on July 11. The station will be programmed by newly-hired Operations Manager Keith Curry. Curry More

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Hubbard Radio Talent Institute Begins Monday June 10
Forty broadcasters head to the campus of Central Washington University over the coming ten days as the Hubbard Radio Talent Institute begins on Monday, June 10 and finishes up Wednesday, June 19. Hubbard Seattle VP/Market Manager Anne Marie Holland takes the More

KXL/Portland Inks Lars Larson to Extension Through 2024
Lars Larson
Lars Larson
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, signs talk host Lars Larson to a multi-year contract extension through 2024. "The Lars Larson Show" airs weekdays from 12-4pm on KXL-FM (FM News 101 KXL) and on 21 Pacific Northwest stations through Alpha Media's Radio Northwest Network. With this new extension, Larson More

Alpha Media/Columbia Names Brown as Operations Manager
Brown
Brown
Alpha Media/Columbia, SC, moves Brown from his Program Director post in Louisville to become the new Operations Manager in Columbia, SC. He'll also continue in his role as the Format Captain for the company's Urban, Urban AC and Gospel brands. Brown commented, "I am very excited to take on this More

Alpha, CMP Ink Markley, Van Camp & Robbins Show Extension
Markley & Van Camp Show
Markley & Van Camp Show
Alpha Media & Compass Media Networks have announced a multi-year extension of its programming partnership for the syndication of the newly rebranded "The Markley, van Camp & Robbins Show," weekdays from 9am-12pm PT. Since debuting into syndication in April, 2018, MVR has over 50 affiliates More

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Meyer Joins 92-5 Kickin' Country Charleston as PD/Middays
Michael "Hunter" Meyer joins Country WCKN-FM (92-5 Kickin' Country)/Charleston, SC, as its new Program Director and midday host, effective Monday, June 3. He succeeds Jess Jennings, who left earlier in May. Meyer joins the Saga outlet from Dick Broadcasting Company's Country WUBB-FM (Bob More

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

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

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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

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

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