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Ruppel Named Director of Content for Townsquare Lansing
Jonathan JR Ruppel
Jonathan JR Ruppel
Jonathan "JR" Ruppel is named Director of Content for Townsquare Media's cluster in Lansing, MI effective June 1. He'll also become Program Director for Country WITL and Classic Rock WMMQ, with oversight of News/Talk WJIM-AM and Sports WVFN (AM 730 The Game). He makes the move from Country WPOR and Classic More

Saga Communications Q1 Net Revs Up 12% to $25 Million
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported first quarter net revenue increased 12% to $25 million from $22.3 million in 2021. Station operating expense grew 8.7% for to $20.6 million from $18.9 million, while station operating income was up 17.8% to $5.6 million and operating income rose to $1.7 More

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Neal Sharpe Named PD for WLNK (Mix 107.9)/Charlotte
Neal Sharpe
Neal Sharpe
Veteran programmer Neal Sharpe joins Radio One's Hot AC WLNK-FM (Mix 107.9)/Charlotte as Program Director, effective immediately. For the last ten years, he has been with Saga Communications in Asheville, NC overseeing its 7-station cluster as OM/PD. Previously, Sharpe was with WLNK (107.9 The Link) in More

Marketron Hosts Podcast Series on How to Boost Ad Revenue
Marketron
Marketron
Marketron has announced a new video podcast series that will kick off at the 2022 NAB Show, April 23-27. Entitled "Beyond Impressions: Insights From Broadcast Experts," the series will bring in thought leaders from all over the broadcast industry -- radio and television executives, industry association More

Duane Shannon Named PD for WIXY and WYXY/Champaign
Duane Shannon
Duane Shannon
Former Country WGKX-FM (Kix 106)/Memphis morning hosts Duane Shannon (pictured) and wife Abby Summers join Saga's Country WIXY-FM/Champaign, IL for mornings. Additionally, Shannon will become Program Director for WIXY and co-owned Classic Country WYXY (Classic 99.1) replacing J.R. Gonzalez, who exited More

KSSN/Little Rock Ups Jess Jennings to Program Director
Jess Jennings
Jess Jennings
Jess Jennings rises to Program Director from Assistant PD at Country KSSN-FM/Little Rock. She'll continue with music duties and as midday midday host. Jennings assumes PD duties from Senior VP/Programming Dave Ashcraft. She joined the iHeartMedia outlet in October, 2019 and previously served as PD/middays at More

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Saga Q4 Revenue Down 1.36% to $$29.2 Million
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported fourth quarter net revenue declined 1.36% to $29.2 million from $28.8 million in 2020. Without political revenue revenue was up 10.6%. Station operating expense increased 2.3% to $21.6 million, while station operating income fell to $8.9 million from $9.1 More

Pahigian to Step Away as WBAL-WIYY/Baltimore Pres./GM
Cary Pahigian
Cary Pahigian
Cary L. Pahigian has decided to step away as President and General Manager of News/Talk WBAL (NewsRadio 1090) and WIYY (98 Rock) in Baltimore, effective March 31. Pahigian is exiting the post he's held since 2014 heading Hearst Television's legacy Baltimore radio stations to explore several new More

Saga Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.16 Per Share
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
The board of directors of Saga Communications has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share. The dividend will be paid on April 8, 2022, to shareholders of record on March 21. The aggregate amount of the payment will be approximately $970,000. The quarterly cash More

WDRV/Chicago Program Director Rob Cressman Retires
Rob Cressman
Rob Cressman
Hubbard Radio's Classic Hits WDRV-FM (97.1 The Drive)/Chicago Program Director and Brand Manager Rob Cressman has announced his retirement. Cressman joined The Drive in 2016 from iHeartMedia/Indianapolis where he served as Senior VP/Programming for WFBQ-FM, WNDE-AM, WOLT-FM and WUBG for two years. Prior to More

Edward Christian Inks Extension with Saga Communications
Edward Christian
Edward Christian
Saga Communications has extended the term of the employment agreement President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Edward K. Christian from March 31, 2025 to March 31, 2027. The agreement had an original start date of June 1, 2011, and was amended on February 12, 2016 and again on More

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ABC Audio Announces 2021 End-Of-Year Programming
ABC Audio
ABC Audio
As the end of 2021 approaches, ABC Audio will provide affiliates with a full lineup of end-of-year specials. Programming includes four long-form programs focused on the biggest news reports, interviews and moments over the last year; eight short-form series covering COVID-19, sports, entertainment, politics More

Saga Communications Declares a Quarterly Cash Dividend
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications has announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share and a special cash dividend of $0.50 per share. The dividend will be paid on January 14, 2022, to shareholders of record on December 27. The payment to be made in More

iHM/Milwaukee, Madison Names Daniel Lenz SVP of Sales
Daniel Lenz
Daniel Lenz
iHeartMedia elevates 30-year broadcast vet Daniel Lenz to Senior Vice President of Sales for both Milwaukee and Madison, WI, effective immediately. Most recently, he served as VP/Sales for iHM/Milwaukee. He has also spent 12 years with Saga Communications and WKLH Radio, five years with Journal Broadcast More

Imagine Audio Launches Podcast Deal with iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
Imagine Entertainment Chairs Brian Grazer and Ron Howard announced the launch of their new podcast division, Imagine Audio, fueled by a slate deal with iHeartMedia. The agreement includes a slate of co-produced, unscripted podcasts, further expanding Imagine's IP verticals beyond the traditional screens. The More

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