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Chris Ornelas Named General Counsel at Beasley Media Group
Chris Ornelas
Chris Ornelas
Beasley Media Group appoints Chris Ornelas as General Counsel, effective February 1. The veteran media executive most recently spent nearly a decade serving as Chief Operating and Strategy Officer of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Before joining the NAB, Ornelas was chief counsel on More

NAB Government Relations Head Curtis LeGeyt Named COO
Curtis LeGeyt
Curtis LeGeyt
NAB ups Executive VP/Government Relations Curtis LeGeyt to Chief Operating Officer replacing Chris Ornelas, who'll depart the organization on February 1 to become general counsel for Beasley Media Group. LeGeyt joined NAB in October, 2011 as Senior Vice President and Legislative Counsel, and later took on More

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Beasley CDO Todd Handy Joins Local Media Association Board
Todd Handy
Todd Handy
Beasley Media Group Chief Digital Officer Todd Handy is named to the Local Media Association's board of directors. He officially began his three-year term on January 1. Local Media Association serves more than 3,000 radio stations, TV stations, digital news sites, newspapers, directories and research & More

WiLD 94.1's Orlando Davis Breaks Holiday Toy Drive Record
8th Annual Toy Drive
8th Annual Toy Drive
Beasley Media Group's Rhythmic CHR WLLD-FM (WiLD 94.1)/Tampa's Freak Show personality and Program Director Orlando Davis' 8th Annual Toy Drive Tower event collected more than 830 bicycles, 4 full POD containers of toys and over $42,900.00 in cash and gift cards More

WMGC/Detroit's Big Top Toy Drop Raises Over $40K in Toys
Big Top Toy Drop
Big Top Toy Drop
Beasley Media Group's WMGC-FM (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit teamed up with Lafontaine KIA, Community Financial Credit Union and Lady Jane's Wicked Awesome Wishes to present Gello's Big Top Toy Drop. The collection raised over $40,000 in new toys for children during the holiday season. More

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Media Exec Buzz Knight to Launch Media Consultancy Firm
Buzz Knight
Buzz Knight
Beasley Media Group announces that Executive VP/Strategy and Innovation Buzz Knight will leave his post at the end of the 2019 to officially launch Buzz Knight Media. In his new role, Knight will continue to advise Beasley Media Group's various brands on multiple projects and initiatives as well focus on More

BMG/Southwest FL Sets New Record with Marine Toys for Tots
Second Annual Beasley Bike Drive
Second Annual Beasley Bike Drive
Beasley Media Group/Fort Myers and its Southwest Florida radio stations partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation of Lee County to host the Second Annual Beasley Bike Drive. WXKB-FM, WJPT-FM, WRKX-FM, WWCN-FM, WRXK-HD2 and WJBX-AM collected 947 bikes and $17,750 in gift More

Beasley Names Rick Radzik WBZ-FM/Boston Program Director
Rick Radzik
Rick Radzik
Beasley Media Group appoints Rick Radzik as the new Program Director at WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)/Boston, effective immediately. Radzik is the second individual to serve as PD in the station's decade-long history and has been the Sports outlet's Assistant PD since the station signed on back in August, More

Beasley XP Names AJ Lurie Director of Local Market IPs
AJ Lurie
AJ Lurie
Beasley Media Group promotes AJ Lurie to the newly created post of Director of Local Market Integrated Partnerships at Beasley XP, the company's recently created esports division, beginning Wednesday, December 11. Lurie, who began career with Beasley Media Group in 2007 in Fort Myers, Florida, most recently More

WYUU Raises $174K to Benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Promesa y Esperanza
Promesa y Esperanza
Beasley Media Group's WYUU-FM (92.5 MAX!MA)/Tampa raised a record $174,715 during the 10th Annual "Promesa y Esperanza" Radio-Thon to benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. The event took place from 7am-7pm on December 5-6 at the Beasley Media Group broadcast facility in More

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Beasley Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.05 Per Share
Beasley Media Group
Beasley Media Group
Beasley Broadcast Group has announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of its class A and class B common stock. The dividend is payable on January 10, 2020, to shareholders of record on December 31. Beasley noted that while the company More

WMGK Midday Personality Debbi Calton Officially Retires
Debbi Calton
Debbi Calton
Legendary WMGK-FM (Classic Rock 102.9) Philadelphia midday personality Debbi Calton put on her headphones for the very last time before officially retiring on Friday, December 6 from the Beasley outlet. She had been on the air at the station in the same daypart for 26 years -- spending over 40 years in More

92.5 XTU Becomes Garth 92.5 in Celebration of Philly Show
Beasley Media Group's 92.5 XTU will flip the station name to become "Garth 92.5" in honor of Garth Brook's upcoming "Dive Bar Tour" concert. The event will take place on Monday, December 2nd at Prospector's Grille & Saloon in Philadelphia. In celebration of Garth Brooks' long history with 92.5 XTU More

Beasley/Boston Ups Staskiewicz to Digital Program Director
Tim Staskiewicz
Tim Staskiewicz
Beasley Media Group promotes Tim Staskiewicz to the position of Digital Program Director for the company's Boston radio cluster, effective immediately. Most recently, he was responsible for managing the digital programming efforts on behalf of WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub) and WKLB-FM (Country 102.5) over the More

Eric Johnson Exits Philadelphia Duo as Dir./Sports Content
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson exits Beasley Media's Sports WPEN-FM (97.5 The Fanatic) and Sports WTEL-AM (610 Sports)/Philadelphia as Director of Sports Content. Prior to joining the duo in November, 2017, Johnson spent the previous 19 years serving as the Brand Manager and Program Director at WKXW-FM (New Jersey More

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