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For Radio, Pandemic Means Budget Cuts, Furloughs and Layoffs
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in significant cuts and layoffs in the radio industry. Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson announced through a company memo that 65 employees have been laid off including 26 at the corporate level on top of the series of cuts the company made at some of its markets More

Benztown Releases 6th Annual Top 50 List of Imaging Voices
Benztown
Benztown
Benztown has released its sixth annual Benztown 50 List of Radio's Biggest Imaging Voices, a listing of the top 50 voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada. Benztown enlisted P1 Media Group to compile and analyze industry data that was the foundation for the list. The Benztown 50 reflects increased industry More

Chris Connors Joins WLXC/Columbia SC as Program Director
Chris Connors
Chris Connors
Cumulus Media appoints veteran radio programmer Chris Connors as Program Director of Urban WLXC-FM (Kiss 103.1)/Columbia, SC. He joins the local group after more than 19 years with crosstown Alpha Media, where he was Operations Manager for the six-station group. Prior to that, Connors was PD for Radio One's More

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Podchaser Raises $1.65 Million to Expand Database
Podchaser raises $1.65 million to expand its podcast database and launch Podchaser Connect. The seed funding is from a lineup of investors including High Alpha Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Poplar Ventures, Lunsford Capital, Rich Greenfield and Matthew Luckett. Podchaser's cross-platform offerings are More

Bryan Broadcasting's Ben Downs Elected NABPAC Co-Chair
Ben Downs
Ben Downs
Bryan Broadcasting Corp. VP/General Manager Ben Downs has been elected by the NABPAC Board of Trustees to serve as co-chair of the organization, the political action committee of NAB. He'll assume his term on January 21. Downs takes over as NABPAC radio chair from Alpha Media Regional President William More

KUPL-FM/Portland Inks Danny Dwyer to Multi-Year Contract
Danny Dwyer
Danny Dwyer
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, names Danny Dwyer as Assistant Program Director for Country KUPL-FM (98.7 The Bull) while signing him to a multi-year contract, effective immediately. He'll continue his daily midday hosting duties from 10am-3pm along with his Music Director duties. Dwyer is KUPL's longest term More

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98.7 The Bull/Portland Raises $261,098.70 for St. Jude
KUPL-FM Radiothon for St. Jude
KUPL-FM Radiothon for St. Jude
Alpha Media/Portland, OR's KUPL-FM (98.7 The Bull) has raised $261,098.70 in partnership with their "Bull Nation" listeners and advertisers during their radiothon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on December 5 and 6. Since 2009, the Country outlet has raised more than $1.5 More

Aptivada Solution Adds Integration with TikTok
Aptivada
Aptivada
Aptivada, a solution for online contesting, marketing and promotions, has integrated with the social media platform in the world TikTok. The TikTok application allows users to create short videos with music, filters and various other features and recently just surpassed 1.5 billion More

Salisbury to Exit WZPL/Indianapolis for Programming Post
Dylan Salisbury
Dylan Salisbury
WZPL-FM/Indianapolis Assistant PD/Music Director and afternoon host Dylan Salisbury will exit the Cumulus CHR to accept a programming post at co-owned outlet to be announced. Prior to joining the station in November, 2107, he served in Music Director, Imaging and afternoon duties at iHeartMedia/Des Monies More

Habrowski Named 2019 MIW-Nielsen Music Programming Mentee
Amanda ''Ice'' Habrowski
Amanda ''Ice'' Habrowski
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, has announced that The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group and Nielsen Music have name Amanda "Ice" Habrowski the 2019 MIW Group-Nielsen Music Programming Mentee. A 15-year veteran of radio, "Ice" is the Assistant Program Director, Music Director and midday host for More

Michael Egan Joins Alpha Media/Portland OR as GSM
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, appoints Michael Egan as General Sales Manager for its seven-station cluster there, effective November 4. Most recently, he was General Manager at Pitt Learfield/IMG College Sports Marketing in Pittsburgh, where he championed the company's relationship with the University of More

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WGZB-FM/Louisville Content Director Juan Hustle Exits
Juan Hustle
Juan Hustle
WGZB-FM/Louisville Content Director and afternoon talent Juan Hustle exits after over four years with the Alpha Media Urban outlet. The 15-year veteran radio programmer and air personality's previous stops include WTMG-FM/Gainesville FL as Digital Content Director and afternoon host, WJZE-FM/Toledo OH as a More

Double J Named Content Director for 106.3 KFRX/Lincoln NE
Double J
Double J
Alpha Media/Lincoln, NE, appoints Double J as Content Director for CHR KFRX-FM, effective October 1. He comes to Lincoln from Rhythmic CHR KPHW-FM (Power 104.3)/Honolulu where he was Assistant PD and morning host. A radio veteran, Double J had been at KPHW since spring 2018. Prior to that, he worked at CHR More

David Drutz Joins Alpha Media/San Jose as VP/MM
David Drutz
David Drutz
Alpha Media, San Jose welcomes David Drutz as Vice President/Market Manager for the cluster. Drutz comes to Alpha from San Francisco powerhouse, KNBR, where he served as VP of sales for nine years. "Just ‘the announcement' of David's transition to Alpha's San Jose operation brought excitement and More

Alpha Media/Lincoln GM Julie Gade Retires from Radio
Julie Gade
Julie Gade
Alpha Media/Lincoln, NE, General Manager Julie Gade retired on October 1 after a rewarding career in broadcasting. During her careeer, she achieved the Silver Medal Award issued by the American Advertising Federation recognizing men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the advertising More

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