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Bonneville Files with FCC to Upgrade Bay Area Boosters
Bonneville International
Bonneville International
Bonneville International has filed with the FCC to modernize and upgrade its existing boosters signals for San Francisco stations KOIT (96.5), KMVQ (99.7) and KBLX (102.9) to be deployed in March, 2022. Under the upgrade, each station would share the antenna infrastructure through a multiplex system. The More

Audacy/San Diego-Riverside Names Valenzuela SVP/MM
Michael Valenzuela
Michael Valenzuela
Michael Valenzuela is appointed Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Audacy in San Diego and Riverside, CA. He replaces Karyn Cerulli, who exits the company. Previously, he served as Senior VP and Market Manager for Entercom, then Audacy in Riverside since July, 2015. Prior to that, Valenzuela was More

Michael Doyle The Sales MD to Host IBA Webinar
Independent Broadcasters Association
Independent Broadcasters Association
Independent Broadcasters Association (IBA) members will have an opportunity to hear from Michael Doyle The Sales MD on Thursday, August 26 at 4pm ET. For over a decade, he led sales training, market sales, digital sales, recruiting, hiring, sales analytics and sales compensation for Entercom (now Audacy). More

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Audacy Ups Jeff Sottolano to EVP, Head of Programming
Jeff Sottolano
Jeff Sottolano
Audacy Chief Programming Officer Pat Paxton is stepping down from his role and leaving the company after 21 years. Concurrently, Jeff Sottolano (pictured) is promoted to Executive VP, Head of Programming. He's a veteran team member, having spent his entire career at Audacy, Entercom, CBS Radio and Infinity. More

Leslie Scott Moves to VP of Audacy Exclusive Stations
Leslie Scott
Leslie Scott
Audacy Regional VP Programming and Alternative format Brand Manager Leslie Scott is moving over as Vice President of Audacy Exclusive Stations, starting after Labor Day. Previously, she served as Program Director at KNDD-FM (107.7 The End) and Digital Program Director (a position she had held since December More

iHM/St. Louis Appoints Libby Nolan as Senior VP of Sales
Libby Nolan
Libby Nolan
iHeartMedia/St. Louis appoints Libby Nolan as Senior VP of Sales, effective immediately. Nolan joins the iHM cluster from Zimmer Radio in Springfield, MO where she served as VP and Director of Sales. Before that, Nolan served as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for Townsquare Media's More

Kevin Graham Named KNBR/San Francisco Program Director
Kevin Graham
Kevin Graham
Cumulus Media appoints Kevin Graham as Program Director of Bay Area Sports/Talk KNBR (104.5/680) San Francisco. He joins the station from Cumulus Dallas, where he was Program Director for News/Talk WBAP-AM and KLIF-AM. Previously, Graham was Brand Manager for Entercom-Audacy's WEEI Sports Network in Boston More

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Audacy/Denver SVP/Market Manager Chuck Sullivan Exits
Chuck Sullivan
Chuck Sullivan
Audacy/Denver Senior VP/Market Manager Chuck Sullivan (pictured) exits to pursue other opportunities after a year and half in the post. He joined the company in 2014 as the SVP/MM for its Milwaukee market. In 2015, his role expanded to include oversight of Madison, WI. Prior to joining then Entercom, More

Max Media/Denver Elevates Sean Rhoads to President/GM
Sean Rhoads
Sean Rhoads
Max Media/Denver elevates Sean Rhoads to President and General Manager of Rhythmic CHR KFCO-FM (Hot 107.1) and Rhythmic AC KJHM-FM (Jammin' 101.5). He joined Max Media in 2010 serving as a Senior Account Executive, Digital Sales Director, General Sales Manager and most recently as Vice President of Sales More

Cumulus Kansas City Names Jim Fox OM & PD/KCMO
Cumulus has appointed 30-year radio programming veteran Jim Fox as Operations Manager for its seven-station cluster in Kansas City, KS, and Program Director of Classic Hits station 94.9 KCMO-FM. Fox joins Cumulus Kansas City following a 17-year career with Audacy/Entercom Communications, where he was Vice More

Audacy Leadership Changes in San Francisco/Sacramento
Stacey Kauffman
Stacey Kauffman
Audacy has announced market leadership changes for its San Francisco market. Effective June 7, Stacey Kauffman will assume the role of Regional Vice President and Market Manager of Audacy Northern California, overseeing the broadcast, digital and live experience assets for CHANNEL Q (KGMZ-AM/KLLC-HD2), ALT More

Doug Palmieri Inks Extension with iHeartMedia Providence
Doug Palmieri
Doug Palmieri
Rock WHJY (94 HJY) and Hot AC WSNE-FM (Coast 93.3)/Providence, RI, sign Doug Palmieri to an extension of his broadcast agreement with iHeartMedia for four additional years. As part of the deal, Palmieri will continue to co-host 94 HJY's afternoon show, "Doug & Scarpetti," and Coast 93.3's "Doug and Jenn More

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Tim Robisch Joins Salem Media Orlando as General Manager
Tim Robisch
Tim Robisch
Salem Media Group appoints radio veteran Tim Robisch as General Manager of its cluster of stations in Orlando and Salem Surround Orlando. He previously worked in Orlando, as he spent several years in sales management with Cox Media. The majority of his local broadcast career has been in the Kansas City area. More

Audacy Inks EVP/CFO Richard Schmaeling to New Agreement
Richard Schmaeling
Richard Schmaeling
Audacy has entered into a new employment agreement with Richard Schmaeling to continue as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, effective May 1, 2021 and continuing through April 30, 2025, unless earlier terminated. Under the agreement, Schmaeling's compensation will More

Research Director Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of Service
Research Director Inc.
Research Director Inc.
Research Director Inc. is celebrating service to the radio industry for 30 years. Founded during the analog age in the basement of an Arlington, VA home, the company has served over 800 radio stations, providing both sales and programming research and consulting services -- including More

Larry Blumhagen Joins Cumulus/San Francisco as VP/MM
Larry Blumhagen
Larry Blumhagen
Cumulus Media/San Francisco appoints 29-year radio broadcasting veteran Larry Blumhagen as Vice President and Market Manager, beginning Monday, May 3. He'll oversee Bay Area stations Classic Rock KSAN-FM, News/Talk KGO-AM, Sports KNBR-FM/AM and News/Talk KSFO-AM. Blumhagen replaces Doug Harvill, who More

Brad Lane Named Brand Manager of 830 WCCO Minneapolis
Brad Lane
Brad Lane
Audacy has named Brad Lane as Brand Manager for 830 WCCO in Minneapolis, effective April 19. Lane previously served as director of content of Good Karma Brands' News/Talk 620 WTMJ/103.3 W277CV and Sports "ESPN Milwaukee" 94.5 WKTI/540, WAUK Milwaukee for the past two years. Prior to that he spent twenty More

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