Dave Reilly submitted his resignation Wednesday night to the owner and General Manager of WHLM in Bloomsberg Pennsylvania, his father Joe Reilly. It was accepted. Advertisers started bolting from the radio station after Dave Reilly was seen in a Unite-the-Right video posted to YouTube.
The company has named John Scaggs as its new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Bob Augsburg, who founded the organization 30 years ago with his wife Felice, is retiring. Augsburg said, "John is perfectly suited to take over the reins of WAY Media. He has served the Ministry so well over many years as a board member as well as a strategic sounding board and prayer support to me. I couldn't be happier with this decision."
Salem Media Group has promoted Sue Garrett to General Manager in Omaha. Garrett has been the GSM for the Omaha sales team for the past seven years. Senior VP for Broadcast Operations Linnae Young said, “Omaha has been a very productive market for Salem. It is gratifying to see someone within our own company be recognized and given this quality opportunity.”
Getting in on the Amazon Echo craze, Beasley Media Group has chosen SonicAi, the partnership between jācapps and Amplifi Media, to power its radio stations on the smart speaker device. Listeners to most of Beasley's 63 radio stations will soon be able to call up their favorite Beasley station with a simple command if they own the Amazon device. They will not only be able to play the station's stream, they will be able to call up specific station features.
Danni Bruns has been elevated to the newly created position of Operations Manager for Cumulus' four-station cluster in Memphis. Bruns will oversee operations for KIX-106/WGKX-FM, 98.1 The Max/WXMX-FM, 103.5 WRBO, and 98.9 The Vibe/WKIM-FM. She'll also continue to serve as PD for 98.1 The Max and co-host The Max’s Afternoon Drive show.
A new agreement is signed between the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and Cumulus, extending the partnership between the two companies through the 2022-2023 season. Cumulus' sports/talk station ESPN 103.3 FM has been the exclusive radio broadcast home for Mavericks coverage since 2001. Chuck Cooperstein will continue as in the play-by-play chair for the games.
Bill Black, the current Operations Manager for Radio One in Cleveland and Cincinnati adds the Columbus market to his duties giving him Ohio regional programming oversight of the markets. And Theodore ‘Big Bink’ Turner (pictured here) moves from Columbus to Indianapolis as Operations Manager.
Jean Amilcar of West Palm Beach and Roger Bailey of North Lauderdale both have ten days to shut down and respond to the FCC for operating pirate radio stations. Amilcar is accused of having an illegal radio station at his home using the frequency 107.3 in West Palm. Bailey is accused of using 101.1-FM as the frequency for his unlicensed radio station. Read the Amilcar letter HERE and the Bailey letter HERE.
Radio Ink is proud to announce that the 9th Hispanic Radio Conference is set for March 13-14 at the Intercontinental at Doral in Miami. The Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference brings together leaders in the Hispanic radio community and experts in Hispanic advertising and media for a comprehensive overview of opportunities and strategies within this rapidly transforming sector.
Kirk Minihane from Entercom's WEEI-FM in Boston has been added to the previously announced "Radio’s New Strategies and New Platforms" session on Wednesday, September 6 at the 2017 Radio Show. Minihane and Amplifi Media CEO Steven Goldstein will discuss how to capitalize on the podcasting industry. Jacobs Media/Jacapps president Fred Jacobs will explore how radio can optimize the digital dash.