Some new blood for the board of the Broadcasters Foundation of America: Kim Guthrie, President of Cox Media Group, and DuJuan McCoy, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of Bayou City Broadcasting, were voted in this week. In addition, Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, was named Officer and Vice President.
Fox2Now.com, St. Louis, is running the story that Y98 (KYKY) afternoon drive personality has Stage 4 cancer. Cook made the announcement on his Facebook page: “In case you’re wondering where I have gone for big chunks of the next six months. The reason is that I will be getting treated for stage four colorectal cancer."
The Sports Shop with Reese & Kmac has been extended for another year on Buzz Sports Radio. Hosted by Erroll Reese and Kevin McClendon, and billed by the hosts as “urban sports radio,” it is one of the few sports radio morning shows in the country that’s co-hosted by two African-Americans. The pair can be heard mornings in the Raleigh-Durham market.
The morning show personality has had his eponymous morning show on Hot AC 96.3 WDVD-FM since 2003, and Cumulus are making sure he isn’t going anywhere. It’s a long-term extension for Fowler and The Blaine Fowler Morning Show that Motor City commuters catch weekdays 5.30-9 a.m.
Steve Jones is the host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on Cumulus' KLOS in Los Angeles. He is the sole honoree in the Radio category for the Walk of Fame Class of 2018. Jones and other honorees were chosen at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Jones was also the guitarist for the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop.
Salem's conservative talker is joining the left-leaning network's Saturday morning lineup. Hewitt's half-hour show will air on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m starting June 24. Salem Radio Network syndicates Hewitt, who is heard nationally in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Salem has been syndicating Hewitt since 2000.
Country station Kicks 101.5 (WKHX-FM) debuted its new morning show, Caddy, CJ and Ali, Thursday. The hosts are Cadillac Jack, CJ, and Ali Mac. Mac formerly hosted middays on Kicks 101.5, while CJ moves to mornings from his previous Kicks 101.5 PM Drive show (3-7 p.m.).
His signature tag line was “This is Neil Chayet – Looking at the Law.” This month will mark the retirement of Neil Chayet’s popular “Looking at the Law” radio feature after a nearly 42-year broadcast career on radio stations all across the country. WBZ NewsRadio in Boston and Chayet created more than 10,000 episodes of the daily radio feature.
The ceremony was held by the Country Radio Broadcasters, Tuesday, at the Marriott Nashville. This year’s Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees in radio are Tim Closson, Charlie Ochs, and Mel Owens, and in the on-air category Joe Wade Formicola (posthumously), Linda Lee (posthumously), Jim Mantel, and The Good Morning Guys (Todd Harding, Susan Moore, Brian Gary).
The meeting was arranged by Kizart Media Partners and included the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, who met with P&G executives at their Cincinnati headquarters. The initiatives discussed have not yet been announced publicly, however they included concerns from the African American community, according to Kizart.