Gold celebrates 20 years in sports radio this month. He landed in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill “Triangle” 20 years ago and was hired by then 850 The Buzz, the Triangle’s first all-sports radio station, to host afternoon drive.
Adam Kurtz has been named Senior VP of Sales for iHeart's Chicago Region. Kurtz joined iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region in 2001 and has been promoted from AE to LSM, GSM and VP of Sales in 2015. Kurtz will report to Matt Scarano, President of the Chicago Region for iHeartMedia.
The Ace & TJ Show has promoted longtime show producer Rob Miller to the newly created role of Vice President of Affiliate Relations for the show. Miller has represented the show in its affiliate needs for production and technical support for over five years.
Z95.5/Ithaca has named Mike Kerr “McCabe” as their new Brand Manager. Kerr is a recent graduate of Elmira College but has been doing radio for over seven years with on-air and programming roles in Elmira, Rochester, and Buffalo.
The Home Depot is back on its perch as radio's number one advertiser after the Big Box Home Improvement chain aired 64,718 commercials on radio stations across the country last week, according to Media Monitors. GEICO dropped to number two with 44,865 spots. Lowes jumped from 25th to 3rd by airing 30,540 commercials.
WGN Radio will change its Sunday programming lineup this Sunday (Jan. 21) and debut The Karen Conti Show, hosted by Chicago attorney Karen Conti from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Conti has been a practicing lawyer in Chicago for over 30 years
The nationally-syndicated Elvis Duran will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2018 NAB Show. Duran’s career spans more than 30 years and includes both host and PD duties at iHeart's WIOQ-FM Philadelphia and KBest Media's KBTS-FM Austin, as well as stints at Entercom's WZGC-FM Atlanta and Cumulus' KRBE-FM Houston.
The Tom Joyner Morning Show returned to the Atlanta market on Tuesday. The show can now be heard on Radio One's "Classix 102.9 FM, “Atlanta’s Classic RnB” station. As part of Joyner returning, Mitch Faulkner joins Radio One Atlanta as the morning show producer as well as hosting his Classic RnB Show Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.
Media software company Marketron has been purchased by Private Equity Firm Diversis Capital. The company named marketing technology leader Michael Collins as its new CEO, replacing Jeff Haley. Haley has been CEO since leaving the RAB as CEO in 2012, and will remain on the Marketron Board.
The Pacifica Foundation, a network of progressive stations, has been offered a $2 million loan to pay off part of its debts. Pacifica’s creditor won a judgment in court and the right to seize Pacifica’s bank accounts and properties because the company is $8 million in debt.