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Trip Reeb Adds Seattle to Hubbard Management Duties
Trip Reeb
Trip Reeb
Trip Reeb adds VP/Market Manager for Hubbard's cluster in Seattle, effective July 18. Reeb replaces exiting VP/MM Wheeler Morris, who announced that he has accepted a position with Townsquare Media as their Market President in Fort Collins, CO. Reeb will continue as VP/Market Manager for Hubbard Radio in More

Veteran Programmer Cat Collins Exits Townsquare VP Post
Cat Collins
Cat Collins
Cat Collins is leaving Townsquare Media as Vice President of CHR and Hot AC Content to run his consulting agency fulltime, effective immediately. He also served as Regional Content Director for Boise, Bismarck, Sioux Falls, Tri-Cities, Twin Falls and Yakima, and was the showrunner for "Pop Crush." Prior to More

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Kagan Details Largest Q1 2022 Broadcast Radio Deals
S & P Global Market Intelligence
S & P Global Market Intelligence
Kagan, the media research unit of S&P Global Market Intelligence, found the broadcast deal market for first quarter 2022 reached the highest quarterly deal volume since third quarter 2019 at $11.05 billion, mainly due to the acquisition of TV giant TEGNA. In the last 40 years, quarterly volumes exceeded $10 More

BFoA Launches First Annual ''Radio Giving Day'' June 29
Radio Giving Day
Radio Giving Day
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced its first annual Radio Giving Day, on Wednesday, June 29, a day to come together as one community with one common goal -- to support radio professionals in need of financial assistance due to a critical illness, accident, or disaster. In addition, the More

Townsquare Closes on Cherry Creek for $18.75 Million
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Cherry Creek Broadcasting for $18.75 million. In order to meet FCC ownership caps, Townsquare divested six stations in Missoula, MT, to Anderson Broadcasting, Legacy Broadcasting (a non-profit) and Missoula Community More

Gemini XIII Launches Ad Sales and Marketing Team
Erica Farmer
Erica Farmer
Gemini XIII adds two senior sales and marketing professionals: Erica Farmer (pictured) as Vice President, Strategic Marketing, and Jaclyn Mifka as Director of Ad Operations & Planning. The audio veterans will be based at Gemini XIII's New York City headquarters. Farmer, who will market the company's More

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Adams Named Operations Dir. for Delta Radio Greenville, MS
McConnell Adams
McConnell Adams
Veteran programmer McConnell Adams (aka Man@Large) returns to his hometown of Greenville, MS as Operations Director of Delta Radio, overseeing CHR WIQQ (Q102), Urban WIBT (97.9 The Beat), R&B WZYQ (Star 101), Classic Country WDTL (Delta Country 105.7) and News/Talk WNIX-AM. He'll also host mornings on WJIM. More

WPOR/Portland, ME Ups Jon Shannon to Program Director
Jon Shannon
Jon Shannon
Longtime WPOR/Portland, Me morning host and Music Director Jon Shannon is promoted to Program Director for the Saga Country outlet and Classic Country WZAN-W268CS (970 AM and 101.5 The Outlaw). He succeeds Jonathan "JR" Ruppel, who left at the end of May to become Director of Content for Townsquare Media's More

2022 Radio Mercury Awards Finalists Announced
2022 Radio Mercury Awards
2022 Radio Mercury Awards
Ninety-eight radio & audio spots and campaigns made it to the finals of the 2022 Radio Mercury Awards. The submissions were created by advertising agencies, brands, production companies, radio stations and students. The 2022 finalists range from regional to large ad agencies and More

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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

Townsquare Media Q1 Net Revs Up 13% to $100.2 Million
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media reported first quarter net revenue increased 12.9% to $100.2 million from $88.7 million in 2021. Digital Advertising net revenue grew 16.6%, while Broadcast Advertising net revenue was up 7.7% and Adjusted EBITDA gained 9.8%. Operating income was $15.8 million, up More

Townsquare Elevates Three on Content Leadership Team
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media promotes JB Wilde to Vice President, Content & Programming, effective immediately. Wilde will lead a group of Regional Content Directors who work closely with multiple clusters. He joined Townsquare six years ago as Director of Content for the company's Rochester, MN cluster More

NAB Radio Board Election Results Have Been Announced
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the results of the 2022 NAB Radio Board elections. The two-year terms of the elected board members will begin in June. These new board members include Townsquare Media CEO Bill Wilson, Neuhoff Media COO Michael Hulvey, Mel Wheeler Inc. President More

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