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Urban Leaders Meet P&G Execs

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.

Tom Kent Radio Network Joins SAG-AFTRA

TKRN CEO Tom Kent said he's more than excited to become a SAG-AFTRA shop. "We embrace all of it's principles and look forward to a long and prosperous future together. Our current and future affiliates know how committed we have been to showcasing excellent talent and this deal is a major indication that our commitment will continue." The Tom Kent Radio Network has over 500 affiliates nationwide.

Legal Eagle Recruited By FCC

Her name is Rosemary Harold and she will serve as Chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Harold is an attorney with considerable experience both within the agency and in private practice. She is also a former journalist. The Enforcement Bureau manages Commission work enforcing the Communications Act, FCC rules, and various licensing terms and conditions.

Hudson To GM Gallagher Show For Salem

The Mike Gallagher Show has brought in longtime Gallagher associate Joey Hudson as GM of the nationally syndicated Talk program. Hudson, who is the Executive Director of Gallagher's 501(c)3 non-profit foundation Gallagher's Army: Fallen Officer Fund, exits WGTK-WRTH/Greenville, SC , where he is GM, to take up the new position.

Arizona Broadcasters Name HOF Inductees

Five radio identities have been named by the Arizona Broadcasters Association in ABA's 28th Annual Hall of Fame class. The 2017 inductees, who were chosen based on their outstanding contributions to broadcast journalism, are Jan D’Atri, Bob Davies, Steve Goddard, Allen Kath, and Michael Owens.

Franklin To Talk It Up At KYKN

Longtime Salem, Oregon, radio host Warren Franklin has joined the News-Talk team at 1430 KYKN. Franklin will provide news and commentary as the AM drive host. He will also broadcast live from remote locations 15 times monthly.

Long On Magic

Rex Long will be the new PD and on-air talent for 98.9 Magic FM in Colorado Springs. Long joins Magic from Cumulus in Montgomery where he has been PD for the past seven years at WHHY-FM. He was also PD for KCDD-FM in Abilene. Long started his radio career in Dallas as on-air talent and producer at KISS-FM. He starts his new job Monday, June 26.

Starnes & Shillue In Programming Changes On Fox Radio

The Todd Starnes Show (12-3 p.m./ET) begins Wednesday, July 5. It replaces The John Gibson Show. Monday, July 10 will see the debut of The Tom Shillue Show (3-6 p.m.) which replaces The Tom Sullivan Show.

Aponte Staying With Sun

Sun Broadcast Group has signed a multiyear extension with Chief Operating Officer Julio Aponte. Under the agreement, Aponte will continue to head the daily operations of Sun’s New York City and Boca Raton offices as well as oversee the company’s sales department. He's been COO since 2014.

Vermeulen Joins Morning Team At WCSX Detroit

The Beasley station is bringing in Erin Vermeulen to join Big Jim O’Brien on the WCSX-FM morning team. Her start date is Monday, July 10. Vermeulen began her career at the former 1310 WYUR in Detroit, and was most recently heard on the air as a member of the Bill Handel Morning Show at KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles.

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