20-year sports talk veteran Charlie Pallilo has been hired by Gow Media in Houston. Starting August 21, Pallilo will host a weekday show on SB Nation 1560-AM from 11 am-1 pm. Pallilo was hired by iHeart's sports-talker KBME-AM in 2004. He was fired last October when iHeart brought in former KILT-AM Houston host Josh Innes when he was let go in Philadelphia.
Kevin Weatherly will drop his PD duties at 97.1 AMP as Chris Ebbott (pictured) takes over that role. Ebbott is also PD of K-EARTH. CBS Radio says this will allow Weatherly to focus more on the strategic direction of the market’s music formats.
Both promotions are at Hip Hop station Power 105.1 FM. Eddie Fennel (left) is promoted to APD after serving as executive producer of The Breakfast Club. DJ Prostyle moves into the music director's chair and will continue as the midday host. Prostyle has been on the air at Power for more than six years. He also worked as resident DJ on BET’s 106 & Park.
Dahn Burke is the new Digital Sales and Operations Director for WRQX-FM and WMAL-AM/FM in Washington, DC. It's a newly created position for Burke and she will now work with local businesses to create fully integrated marketing solutions across e-mail, social, Web, mobile, radio, streaming radio, and podcasts.
WWOZ/New Orleans has hired Marcel McGee to lead the station's development efforts. He starts August 1. McGee has two decades of experience in donor relations and fundraising with a variety of institutions, including Loyola University New Orleans, Dillard University, the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations and The American Red Cross-Southeast Louisiana Chapter.
Newell Normand is trading in his badge for a microphone. Entercom's WWL in New Orleans has hired Normand to host middays, taking over for longtime host Garland Robinette who's retiring. Normand spent 37 years with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. He'll officially retire as Jefferson Parish Sheriff August 31 and start his new radio hosting duties Monday, September 11.
Tonia O’Connor is promoted to the newly created position. She joined Univision as EVP of Distribution Sales and Marketing in 2008. O’Connor spent more than a decade with Gemstar-TV Guide, where she served in a number of roles, including EVP of distribution, responsible for negotiating technology and intellectual property agreements and programming deals.
Ohana Media Group in Anchorage has hired Sandy Baker as Sales Manager for OMG’s South Central Alaska cluster. Baker spent the past year working in the freight industry and prior to that spent over 15 years with Morris Communications (now owned by Alpha Media) in Anchorage and Wasilla.
Robin Faller will take charge of all of Connoisseur's digital sales efforts after the company hired her this week. Connoisseur is purchasing the Connecticut operation of a digital company called Drive Local. Faller was an employee of that company. She will be based in the corporate office in Westport, CT.
Chuck Tyler is now the Director of Programming for all of Salem's Los Angeles stations, and Scott Valentine of The Fish morning show Scott & Sam also gets promoted to PD at The Fish in L.A.