Prior to this new appointment, Talton served as Senior VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion, and she will continue to oversee Nielsen's diversity and inclusion programs including supplier diversity, training and employee engagement. Talton has been with Nielsen since 2007.
Some things just go together, like coffee and doughnuts. And that's how relationships should be between Hispanic radio and its advertising and agency partners. But do you know what advertisers are really looking for from Hispanic radio?
Beasley's WMGV is adding “The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show” at the same time WMGV's morning man Marc Miller will be moving to 107.9 WNCT (Greatest Hits of All Time), to launch “Marc and Donna in the Mornings.” V103.3’s current mid-day Host and Program Director Colleen Jackson will be taking on new PD responsibilities at 107.9. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated WNCT was Country.
George Reed of Media Services Group shared the very sad news that their partner and friend, Jerry Johnson, passed away following a lengthy illness. Johnson managed Media Services Group’s Minneapolis office. Prior to his 30-year station brokerage career, Jerry spent 14 years with WCCO. He was 72.
Spirit 105.7, "Today's Christian Music" has been launched by CMG in Tulsa. The "Spirit” brand was moved from its FM channel, to Cox Cable Channel 1982, back in 2009. At the time, news/talk station KRMG took over the 102.3 dial position to add an FM broadcast. 105.7 is a new translator.
Alpha Media, San Antonio announced that David Chancellor will be joining Ari Temkin on ESPN San Antonio Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. in The Hardline with Ari and Chance.
Cumulus Media Memphis announced that Scott Gaines will debut as Afternoon Host of WGKX-FM/KIX 106 Memphis on Tuesday. Gaines takes over for Mark Billingsley who passed away last month. Gaines said, “I can't even begin to explain the job and the shoes I need to fill. Mark Billingsley's radio equity in the city of Memphis is completely unmatched. I can only hope to do half the job that he did and garner a quarter of the respect."
Alpha Media in Palm Springs has named Paul Cashin PD at ESPN 103.9 Ooachella Valley. Cashin has been PD at K-News 94.3 (also owned by Alpha) for the past year. In addition, Alpha has signed affiliate agreements with the L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Lakers.
The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Group has announced details for the 2016 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. Now in its 15th year, the MIW’s mentoring program matches up-and-coming women in the radio industry with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of radio.
Ramsey combined forces with Salem's AM 560 The Answer to promote the Chicago Smart Money event that filled the Willow Creek Community Church.