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RAB Hires Lawrence to Oversee National Radio Talent System
Bob Lawrence
Bob Lawrence
RAB hires Bob Lawrence as General Manager to oversee the National Radio Talent System (NRTS), a division of the trade organization. Based in Madison, MS, Lawrence will report to RAB President and CEO Erica Farber and joins RAB at a pivotal time as it prepares to reboot five NRTS institutes in 2023 including More

Saga Names Warren S. Lada as Chairman, Rejects Buyout
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications has announced that Warren S. Lada has been elected as the Chairman of the company's board of directors. He's been a member of the board since May 2018, after serving as Chief Operating Officer of the company from March, 2016 to June, 2018 and, more recently, as More

WNOR & WAFX/Norfolk Appoint Carol Commander as GM
Carol Commander
Carol Commander
Active Rock WNOR (FM99) and Classic Rock WAFX (106.9 The Fox)/Norfolk, VA appoint Carol Commander as General Manager, Tiffany Cobb as Director of Sales and Thom Sauber as Director of NTR and Digital Development, effective January 2. The appointments fill the vacancy created by the promotion of GM/Market More

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Saga Communications Appoints Chris Forgy President & CEO
Chris Forgy
Chris Forgy
Saga Communications appoints Chris Forgy as President & CEO, following the death of founder and CEO Ed Christian in August. He's served as Saga's Senior Vice President/Operations since 2018 and begins his new duties on December 7. Previously, Forgy worked for Radio One in Cleveland as VP/GM of its More

Saga Communications Q3 Net Revs Up 3.9% to $30 Million
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported third quarter net revenue increased 3.9% to $30 million from $28.8 million in 2021. Station operating expense grew 2.8% to $22.3 million, while station operating income was up 4.1% to $8.9 million and operating income was $1.1 million compared to $4.6 More

New South Radio/Jackson, MS GM Bob Lawrence Steps Back
Bob Lawrence
Bob Lawrence
New South Radio Jackson, MS GM/Market Manager Bob Lawrence is stepping back from the day-to-day duties at the six-station cluster. Prior to joining New South Radio, he served as VP/Programming for Saga Communications. He joined the radio group in 2015 as Vice President and Group Program Director. Lawrence More

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The Late Ed Christian's Saga Shares Transferred into Trust
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Prior the death of Saga Communications Chairman, President and CEO Ed Christian on August 19, he held 65% of the combined voting power of the company's common stock based on Class B Common Stock generally being entitled to ten votes per share. As a result, Christian was generally More

Dave Anthony Joins WSIG-FM/Harrisonburg VA as PD
Dave Anthony
Dave Anthony
Community Broadcasters/Orangeburg, SC cluster Operations Manager Dave Anthony joins Saga's Classic Country WSIG/Harrisonburg, VA to fill the vacant Program Director post. He'll also work on-air. Anthony replaces OM/PD Paul "Uncle Pauly" McDaniel, who left to join Saga's Charlottesville, VA cluster in More

Saga Communications CEO and Founder Ed Christian Dead
Ed Christian
Ed Christian
Saga Communications founder, Chairman, President and CEO Ed Christian died on Friday, August 19 after a short illness. Warren Lada, a member of Saga's board, has been appointed to serve as the interim CEO. Christian founded Saga Communications in 1986 and has fostered its growth to owning 79 FM radio More

RAB Completes 14th Annual Management & Training Program
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW), have announced the completion of the 14th annual Rising Through the Ranks program, which began with a virtual session on August 2, and continued with in-person meetings on August 9-11 at the BMI More

Z95.5 Launches 11th Annual Build Your Backpack Program
Build Your Backpack Program
Build Your Backpack Program
Saturday August 13 marks the start of one of the biggest events of the year for Saga's WFIZ (Z95.5)/Ithaca, NY's Build Your Backpack campaign, newly named, "The Z Backpack Drop." Each August, Z95.5 teams up with local sponsors to provide free backpacks and school supplies to students More

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Saga Communications Q2 Net Revs Up 6.3% to $29.8 Million
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported second quarter net revenue increased 6.3% to $29.8 million from $28 million in 2021. Station operating expense grew 3.7% to $21.8 million from $21 million. Station operating income (SOI) climbed 10.6% to $9.3 million and operating income was $5.4 million More

Don Hurley Joins Cumulus as PD of Tri-Cities TN-VA Duo
Don Hurley
Don Hurley
Cumulus Media appoints Don Hurley as Program Director for heritage Classic Rock WQUT-FM and Country WKOS-FM (NASH Icon 104.9) in Tri-Cities, TN-VA. He steps into the role on August 1 and succeeds longtime Program Director John Patrick, who is retiring on July 31 after a successful 45-year radio career, More

Salem News Channel Hires Cary Pahigian as VP/GM
Cary Pahigian
Cary Pahigian
Salem Media Group hires longtime industry veteran Cary Pahigian as Vice President and General Manager of Salem News Channel (SNC) beginning Monday, July 18. He's spent the last eight years at Hearst Television, as President and General Manager of Baltimore's WBAL (NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5) and WIYY-FM (98 More

Rising Through the Ranks Scholarship Recipients Announced
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
Scholarship recipients for 2022's Rising Through the Ranks program, presented by the Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, have been selected. As previously announced, this year's program will be a hybrid event starting with a virtual session taking place on August 2 and More

Westwood One's Nick Fox, Jack Silver & Mark Stevens Exit
Nick Fox
Nick Fox
Westwood One VP/Country Formats Nick Fox exits the company. He joined the syndicator in November, 2019 as Country Program Director for the network's 24/7 Formats based in Denver. Prior to Westwood One he was Program Director and midday personality for Cumulus Media's Country WXBM-FM and afternoon personality More

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