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WWO 24/7 Ups George King to VP/GM, Sundstrom to VP/AS
George King
George King
Cumulus Media's Westwood One elevates two key execs in its 24-Hour Formats division. George King (pictured) rises to VP/General Manager from VP/Programming for Country. He'll oversee all programming and affiliate management for the company's 24-Hour Formats, with a focus on growth in new markets. More

Townsquare Media Filing with FCC Explains Ownership Changes
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
In a filing with the FCC, Townsquare Media, which is controlled by entities related to Oaktree Capital Group, revealed that Oaktree is in the process of implementing an merger agreement with Brookfield Asset Management, who is acquring 62% of Oaktree. The $4.8 More

Rising Through the Ranks Scholarship Recipients Announced
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
Scholarship recipients for 2019's Rising Through the Ranks program, presented by Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW), have been announced. The twenty-nine individuals selected will attend this year's seminar More

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Country Radio Broadcasters Reveal 2019-20 Board of Directors
Country Radio Broadcasters
Country Radio Broadcasters
Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has completed its elections for the organization's 2019-2020 board of directors. Returning as CRB Board President is Townsquare Media's Kurt Johnson, elected as Vice President is Cumulus Media's John Shomby and returning as Secretary is SummitMedia's Beverlee More

Don Harrison Joins WZBH-WGBG/Salisbury as Brand Manager
Don Harrison
Don Harrison
Adams Radio of Delmarva appoints Don Harrison as the new Brand Manager for its heritage rock stations in Salisbury-Ocean City, including WZBH (The Beach) and WGBG (Big 107.7). He'll assume his new role on July 8. Harrison was most recently OM for Townsquare Media in Cheyenne and Laramie, WY. Prior More

Entercom Taps Robby Bowen to Lead Sales in New Orleans
Robby Bowen
Robby Bowen
Entercom appoints Robby Bowen as Vice President and Director of Sales for its six-station cluster in New Orleans, effective June 19. He's a 14-year industry veteran, most recently serving as General Sales Manager for the company's stations in Dallas. Previously, Bowen was Market President and Chief More

SummitMedia Names Jeffrey Brummel National Sales Manager
Jeffrey Brummel
Jeffrey Brummel
Jeff Brummel is appointed National Sales Manager of SummitMedia's Group, effective June 24. He was previously Director of National Sales for Townsquare Media. Brummel's career in radio spans nearly 30 years and includes roles as National Sales Manager at KVIL/Dallas and Account Manager at WIP-AM 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

Matt Derrick Exits Townsquare Media/Boise Duo as PD
Matt Derrick
Matt Derrick
Matt Derrick exits Townsquare Media CHR KSAS-FM (103.5 Kiss FM) and KAWO-FM (Wow Country 104.3)/Boise, ID as Program Director after only eight months in the post. He's returning to Omaha as Operations Manager at SummitMedia's cluster there and Program Director of CHR KQCH-FM (Channel 94.1). Derrick More

Thomas OM Townsquare/Grand Rapids, Director/Classic Hits
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas
Veteran programmer Brian Thomas joins Townsquare Media as the new Operations Manager in Grand Rapids, MI. He'll also oversee the company's 17 Classic Hits stations. Thomas' previous posts include Program Director at WCBS-FM New York, WLS-FM Chicago, KFRC/San Francisco, WEZB (B97)/New Orleans and More

Libby Nolan Joins Townsquare as Quincy-Hannibal MP/CRO
Townsquare has named Libby Nolan as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Quincy-Hannibal local media cluster. She will oversee Country Kick-FM 97.9 (KICK-FM), AC Y101 (KRRY-FM), Classic Country Kick-AM (WLIQ-AM), and News-Talk KHMO 1070-AM, and report to Townsquare Regional Vice More

Sam Alex Exits ''Taste of Country Nights'' as Show Host
Sam Alex
Sam Alex
Syndicated "Taste of Country Nights" host Sam Alex announced at beginning of the show on Wednesday that it would be his last broadcast as host. He'll be replaced by Evan Paul. In a post on Twitter and Instagram, Alex wrote, "Thank you for being such a loyal listener the past 5+ years. Tonight is my More

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Digital Revenue Drives Townsquare Strong Q1 Growth
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media reported first quarter net revenue increased 6.5% to $93.7 million as compared to $88 million in 2018. Advertising net revenue grew 3.9% to $74.3 million, while Townsquare Interactive net revenue climbed 31.6% to $14.2 million. Live Events net More

NABLF Announces 2019 Service to America Award Winners
NAB Leadership Foundation
NAB Leadership Foundation
The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF), formerly the NAB Education Foundation, has announced the winners of the 2019 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners More

Kristin Roderick Promoted to VP Partnership Sales at Townsquare
Kristin Roderick
Kristin Roderick
Townsquare Media has promoted Kristin Roderick to Vice President Partnership Sales for New Jersey, reporting to Townsquare Senior Vice President Rob Williams. As head of New Jersey Partnership Sales, Ms. Roderick will identify and lead the Company's top revenue opportunities in the region and work More

Townsquare/Lawton Hires Lisa Guertin as Market President
Lisa Guertin
Lisa Guertin
Townsquare Media appoints Lisa Guertin as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its local three-station cluster in Lawton, OK. Prior to joining Townsquare, Guertin served as Local Sales Manager and National Sales Manager for Griffin Communications (formerly Scripps Media Group) in Tulsa. More

CRS Announces New Members to 2019-2020 Agenda Committee
CRS
CRS
The Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) have announced those who'll serve on the 2019-2020 CRS Agenda Committee to plan for CRS 2020, set for February 19-21, 2020. Agenda chair Judy Lakin will return for her second year, and will guide segment leaders to steer key areas of educational curriculum, More

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