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Lyons Lands Cumulus Director Role

The company has appointed Jeff Lyons to the position of Promotions/Marketing Director for its five-station cluster in Appleton-Oshkosh, WI. Lyons was previously Director of Marketing and Promotions for iHeart Media-Modesto, CA.

2017 Gracie Award Winners Announced

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has named this year’s Gracie Award winners -- and an impressive group of ladies make up the radio contingent. The Gracie Awards Gala will take place June 6 in Beverly Hills and the Gracie Awards Luncheon will be June 27 in New York.

Radio Door Closes, Podcast Door Opens

When Chris Cantore and his 94.9 FM morning show co-host Steven Woods found themselves pink-slipped, the pair took their act to a similar podcast, but after a dozen shows, Woods decided to move on and the project died.

Lunden And Hartman To Be Honored At NAB Show

The former co-hosts of ABC’s Good Morning America, David Hartman and Joan Lunden (pictured), will receive the NAB Distinguished Service Award at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. The awards will be presented at the NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 24.

Sturgis Named SC Sportscaster Of The Year

has been named the 2016 South Caroline Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. The 58th Annual NSMA’s Awards will be held on June 26, 2017 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where Sturgis will receive his honor. Sturgis began his career working at recording studios in Knoxville and Atlanta.

 Ladies Day At ESPN

Women’s sports are often very much in the shadow of their male counterparts. So it’s refreshing that on Tuesday, March 28, ESPN Radio and espnW will collaborate on a three-hour program called The Trifecta: Women Making History Special. It will air 9 p.m. – Midnight ET on ESPN Radio and be simulcast on ESPN3. 

Univision to Syndicate Afternoon Show

Univision is launching its L.A. based afternoon show, “El Free-Guey,” into syndication beginning April 10. She show is hosted by Sylvia del Valle “La Bronca,” with co-hosts Jose Gutierrez “El Tambochi” and Carlos Ivan Paez “El Compa Ivan.

Radio Hosts Crossing Over to TV

Univision announced that radio personalities Joel Santiago and Nany Sánchez will be bringing their personalities to the television screen as the faces of Univision New York’s new entertainment program “Viernes y Más” (Friday and More).

He’s Heading Across The Country

Drew Bland is moving from Florida to Seattle as he takes the position of PD at Entercom's 100.7 The Wolf starting April 12. Bland joins the Entercom Seattle team from K92.3 FM (WWKA) in Orlando, where he was Director of Programming and Branding. Bland was #19 on Radio Ink's 2017 Best Country PD's in America list. He replaces Mike Preston.

Big Boy Joins Beasley in Detroit

Not the Big Boy syndicated by Premiere. The Big Boy pictured here, who will join Shay Shay on Beasley's 105.1 The Bounce in Detroit. Big Boy in the Morning show with Shay Shay starts today.

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