iHeartMedia has promoted four of its Region Presidents to Division Presidents of the iHeartMedia Markets Group. Linda Byrd, Scott Hopeck, Brian Olson, and Jeff Tyler will expand their current Region President roles to include Division President responsibilities -- joining current Division Presidents Kevin LeGrett and Tom McConnell.
Boomer Esiason has decided not to return as color analyst for Westwood One’s NFL broadcasts after 18 years in the Monday Night Football booth. “It has been an honor to be a member of the Westwood One NFL broadcast team for the last 18 years,” said Esiason.
The New York Post is reporting that Hall of Famer Kurt Warner is in line to replace Boomer Esiason on Westwood One. Over the last several years, Esiason and Warner have split the games on Mondays, working with play-by-player Kevin Harlan. Esiason always called the Super Bowl. Warner also works for the NFL Network.
Eagan has been a staple of the Indianapolis airwaves for nearly four decades, but he’s decided to call it a day. He’ll be retiring July 20. Eagan started at Emmis Communications in 1981.
A Detroit-based morning show will be piped into Fort Myers starting this week to replace the recently canceled Bubba The Love Sponge on rocker WXRK. WRIF-FM's Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show will now be simulcast weekday mornings.
Rodrigo Margain has been appointed Vice President of Sales & Business Development Mexico for Entravision Communications. He will report to Claudia Macias, Executive Vice President of National Sales, and be based in Mexico City.
William Puig of Homestead, Florida is accused of operating an illegal radio station from a commercial property on 92.1-FM and a company called Rockaway154 is accused of operating a pirate station from a residential property on Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn at 93.7-FM. Both have 10 days to end their illegal operations and respond to the notice from the FCC's Enforcement Bureau.
The Nebraska Broadcasters Association of Broadcasters will welcome Dent Otradovsky into its Hall of Fame on August 14 in Lincoln, during the 84th Annual NBA Convention. Otradovsky is the owner and GM of KVSH-AM in Valentine -- the only station he's worked for in his 49-year radio career. He began at KVSH in 1969 as a DJ.
The big-box home improvement chain kept its streak alive by airing just under 57,000 commercials on radio stations across the country last week according to Media Monitors. GEICO held onto second place by running nearly 53,000 commercials. Macy's was next with 30,651, followed by Pepsi (26,993), and Walgreens (22,141) rounding out the top five.
Hubbard's WWFD (820-AM) "The Gamut" in Washington, DC has turned off its analog signal and is now all digital. The station has turned to a partnership with HD Radio to broadcast in digital (the format is a music station playing "A to Z and everything in between"). PD and station engineer Dave Kolesar says AM needs to start trending in this direction.