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WEEI Host Added to Radio Show Panel

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.

Dabhi Gets All Amped Up

CBS Radio in New York has promoted Jay Dabhi to music director at 92.3 AMP Radio in New York City. Dabhi also hosts the station’s weekday afternoon mix show. Dabhi began at 92.3 AMP in 2015 to launch the station’s first mix show. He began his radio career four years earlier as a guest mix show DJ on WXRK – 92.3 NOW.

Purdy Recognized Big-Time in Texas

CBS Radio Dallas-Fort Worth Senior Vice President and Market Manager Brian Purdy was recently recognized with the Texas Association of Broadcasters’ “Broadcaster of the Year.” Accepting the award, Purdy said, “Every day is a terrific adventure working with our outstanding team, who responsibly inform, entertain, serve and protect Texans throughout the state. I wish they all could be standing up here with me right now.”

CBS Adds Legal Contributor to Sports Platforms

Legal Correspondent Amy Dash will begin contributing to CBS Sports Radio and WFAN in New York as a legal analyst. Dash will offer her legal opinion and analysis on news stories at the intersection of sports and the law.

Rinker to Run Pensacola For Cumulus

Cumulus has hired Jackie Rinker as Market Manager for its five stations in Pensacola. Rinker was previously Market President for iHeartMedia in Panama City and Tallahassee and prior to that was D.O.S. and National Sales Manager for iHeartMedia in in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. She's also been Station Manager and D.O.S. for Treasure & Space Coast Radio and GSM for stations in New Haven and Orlando.

WUSF’s Carol Gentry Retiring

Culminating a multi-decade career covering the complex topic of health care, Carol Gentry is retiring from WUSF Public Media’s Health News Florida. Gentry single-handedly created Health News Florida in 2006 as an independent non-profit health journalism publication, and in 2012, Gentry joined the WUSF Tampa family when she brought Health News Florida into the fold of WUSF Public Media.

Pandora Gets a New CEO

Pandora has hired Roger Lynch as its new CEO replacing former CEO and founder Tim Westergren who resigned at the end of June. Lynch was the founding CEO of Sling TV. Naveen Chopra, who has served as Pandora’s interim CEO since June 2017, will continue in his role as CFO.

Westwood Syndicating Sabo

He calls himself Walter Sterling on the air at WPHT in Philadelphia where he hosts a 10pm to 1am Sunday night talk show. Westwood One is taking Walter Sabo and his program into national syndication. Sabo's show is a mix of lifestyle, entertainment, and social conversation, according to the network.

Christopher Borelli Moves to Radio One, Reach

Radio One and Reach Media add Christopher Borelli to its national sales team as the Manager of New Business Development. Borelli joins Radio One and Reach from Emmis where he was a GSM. Prior to Emmis ,Borelli was the Automotive Manager and Total Traffic and Weather Manager for iHeartMedia in New York.

Dominique to DC

Radio One in Washington DC has hired Dominique Da Diva to host middays on WKYS-FM. Da Diva began her radio career in her hometown of Richmond, as an intern with WBTJ-106.5 The BEAT. In 2016, Da Diva moved to Los Angeles to host Diva Unfiltered on Dash Radio and explore the digital tech world with the launch of her very own App, Da Daily Dirt.

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