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Cumulus/Abilene Names Paula Divello as VP/Market Manager
Paula Divello
Paula Divello
Cumulus Media promotes Paula Divello to VP/Market Manager for the company's four-station cluster in Abilene, TX. Divello, a 24-year veteran of media sales, rises from her previous post as Director of Sales for the company's co-owned group in Shreveport, LA. Prior to that, she was Director of Sales More

Mike Rich Joins Townsquare Media as Danbury Market President
Mike Rich
Mike Rich
Townsquare Media appoints Mike Rich as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer of its Danbury operations. He'll oversee the company's local media properties reporting to Senior VP/Local Media Rob Williams. Prior to joining Townsquare, Rich was the CEO of Irish Studio, a digital media company More

Ives Managing Editor of Beasley Centralized Digital Content
Brian Ives
Brian Ives
Beasley Media Group appoints Brian Ives to the newly created position of Managing Editor of the company's Centralized Digital Content team, effective January 2. The media vet most recently served as the Editor-In Chief of Townsquare Media's Loudwire. Previously, Ives was responsible for overseeing More

Prasad Leaving Townsquare, Bill Wilson Named Sole CEO
Townsquare Media has announced the departure of its Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dhruv Prasad, who has resigned from his positions as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company, effective January 31. Prasad co-founded Townsquare in 2010 and served as Senior Vice President, More

Cumulus Detroit Appoints Tidwell Director of FM Programming
Lance Tidwell
Lance Tidwell
30-year veteran programmer Lance Tidwell is appointed Director of FM Programming for Cumulus Media Detroit, including Country WDRQ (NASH FM 93.1) and Hot AC WDVD (96.3 WDVD). He replaces Robbie Bridges, who is moving back east after a successful five-year run in Detroit. Tidwell previously served More

Entercom Indianapolis Names Hoffman as SVP/Market Manager
Ben Hoffman
Ben Hoffman
Ben Hoffman, a 25-year industry vet, is named Senior VP/Market Manager for Entercom's cluster in Indianapolis, effective immediately. Hoffman most recently served as VP/Sales for the Indy group. Prior to joining Entercom, he served as Station Manager and Director of Sales for Townsquare Media in More

Brian Gary Set to Depart KUAD (K99) Fort Collins-Greeley
Brian Gary
Brian Gary
Veteran air personality Brian Gary will depart Country KUAD-FM (K99) Fort Collins-Greeley, CO, on January 25. Gary, a 2017 Country Radio Hall of Fame inductee and multiple time winner and nominee for CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year, told his listeners "I've decided it's time to ride away. More

Townsquare Reports Q3 Net Revenues Up 1.9%, Earnings Down
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media reported third quarter net revenue increased 1.9% to $114.1 million, as compared to $111.9 million in 2017. Revenue rose 9.5% excluding live events net revenue. Adjusted EBITDA climbed 6.9% to $21.8 million from $16.98 million. Interactive net More

Lance Tidwell Exits Townsquare Media/Fort Collins as OM
Lance Tidwell
Lance Tidwell
Townsquare Media Fort Collins, CO, Operations Manager and 23-year radio programming vet Lance Tidwell resigns to pursue new opportunities and spend time with family in the Atlanta area. He had overseen Country KUAD-FM, Hot AC KKPL-FM, Classic Hits KTRR-FM and Alternative KMAX-FM since last April. More

Bruce Law Joins Cumulus/Grand Rapids as VP/Market Manager
Bruce Law
Bruce Law
Cumulus Media appoints veteran radio broadcasting executive Bruce Law as VP/Market Manager for its five-station radio cluster in Grand Rapids, MI. Law, a Michigan native, was previously President of Saga Communications of North Carolina in Asheville, NC, where he also served as VP/General Manager. More

Townsquare Closes on Buy of WOUR-FM Utica for $3.65M
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media has closed on its previously announced purchase of 19.5kW Classic Rock WOUR-FM (96.9) Utica, NY, from Galaxy Communications for $3.65 million. Galaxy is headed by by Ed Levin and continues to own stations in Utica-Rome and Syracuse, NY. Michael J. More

Analyticowl Debuts Broadcast Predictive Attribution Tool
Analyticowl
Analyticowl
AnalyticOwl announces the launch of NumericOwl, a predictive attribution benchmark tool that helps advertisers and media companies predict response levels to aired commercials. It's based on real-world data and analysis derived by AnalyticOwl over the past three years by tracking billions of More

WPST/Trenton Names Joe Hyer Director of Digital Strategy
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media CHR WPST-FM/Trenton, NJ, appoints Joe Hyer as Director of Digital Strategy. Most recently, Hyer was with Entercom's National Content team in Philadelphia, where he handled content for AC and CHR outlets and Radio.com. Previously, he spent five More

RAB, BMI, MIW Complete Management & Leadership Seminar
RAB
RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group, announces the successful completion of the eleventh annual Rising Through the Ranks Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program. More

Townsquare Media Q2 Net Revs Rises 1.9%, Earnings Down
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media reported second quarter net revenue increased 1.9% to $119.6 million from $117.3 million in 2017. Excluding political revenue, net revenue grew 1.3% to $118.3 million from $116.7 million. Adjusted EBITDA gained 1.3% to $0.4 million from $27.5 More

Malloy, Franco Suspended For Calling State AG ''Turban Man''
Judi Franco and Dennis Malloy
Judi Franco and Dennis Malloy
Townsquare Media's WKXW-FM (New Jersey 101.5)/Trenton, NJ, midday hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco (Dennis & Judi) have been suspended after repeatedly referring to the state's Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who is Sikh, as "turban man." "You know the More

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