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Abernethy To Run Denver For Entercom

That's because Amy Griesheimer is no longer with the company after 16 years in the Denver market. A nationwide search is underway for a replacement Market Manager in Denver. In July of 2015, Entercom named Doug Abernethy as VP/GM of its Miami cluster. He joined Entercom in April 2015 after 10 years as a Regional Vice President with Radio One. Entercom has four FMs and one AM in the Denver market.

Late Knick Radio Announcer To Be Honored

Fordham University Athletics will celebrate the life of New York Knicks analyst and alumnus John Andariese when he posthumously receives the Johnny Bach Award, Monday, October 30 in New York City. Andariese began as color analyst on Knicks broadcasts -- in a career that spanned four decades -- during the 1972-1973 season on radio, teaming with Marv Albert.

Two More Years For Joyner

As he signs a new two-year agreement with Reach Media, 2019 will be Tom Joyner's final year on the radio. From the press release: "Reach Media today announced a two-year agreement that extends the Tom Joyner Morning Show in radio syndication through December 31, 2019, as he culminates his trailblazing career."

Entercom Makes It Official In San Francisco

As Radio Ink reported last week, Steve DiNardo was let go from his post as Market Manager for Entercom San Francisco. He had been with Entercom since 2012 and held the position of Market Manager in San Francisco since 2014. Entercom confirmed on Monday that former CMG Orlando Market Manager Susan Larkin is now running the San Francisco cluster.

John Fitgerald Returns To ESPN Audio

His new title will be VP, Ad Sales. Fitzgerald has spent his entire 21-year career with the Walt Disney Company. He will oversee all aspects of ESPN Radio national network ad sales, including talk programming, event play-by-play, and Audio on Demand, which includes podcasts. 

Chris Wheat Dies At Age 66

Among his many accomplishments, the longtime radio manager helped turn WFBQ-FM in Indianapolis into a powerhouse. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that Wheat died last Friday. He managed WFBQ from 1984-2006. He also managed sports-talker WNDE-AM and alternative rock station WOLT-FM for Clear Channel. He retired in 2015.
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Brooke & Jubal Syndicated To Alpha’s KEZR

Alpha Media, San Jose is syndicating Brooke & Jubal for mornings on Mix 106 (KEZR) starting Monday, October 16. The popular hosts will continue to be based at Hubbard's KQMV Seattle.

Rich Fields In For Afternoons At Q105 Tampa

Fields has been named the new Afternoon Drive Host at the Beasely station. He will begin his new position on Monday, October 16. Fields most recently served as a meteorologist at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles.

It’s Back To The NAB For Newberry

Former NAB Joint Board Chairman, and Commonwealth Broadcasting CEO, Steve Newberry has joined the NAB as Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning/Special Projects. Newberry has been a Washington-based communications consultant since 2015. He served as chairman of NAB’s Joint Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011.

Former NFLer Garcia Gets Contract Extension

Entercom Charlotte has announced a new multiyear partnership with Frank Garcia, host of The Garcia and Bailey Show on WFNZ, 102.5 FM and 610 AM, weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garcia has been broadcasting his midday show on WFNZ since 2007.

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In This Issue: October 9, 2017
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