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Chad Benson

Dallas’ KRLD Adds ‘The Chad Benson Show’ to Weekdays

Audacy Dallas' Newsradio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM) has added The Chad Benson Show to its midday lineup. The syndicated show will engage listeners with a mix of news, insights, and discussions on topics relevant to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
(from left to right) Sam, Jodi and Murphy of the syndicated "Murphy, Sam & Jodi" morning show.

iHeart Roanoke Introduces Murphy, Sam, and Jodi To Steve

iHeartMedia Roanoke's 104.9 Steve FM (WSTV) is getting a new sound in the mornings as the station signs The Murphy, Sam, and Jodi Show. The nationally syndicated morning show will air on weekdays and Saturdays across southwest Virginia.
Josh Hammer

Miami AM Gets More Conservative Talk With Josh Hammer

Newsweek has expanded The Josh Hammer Show, hosted by Senior Editor-at-Large and constitutional lawyer Josh Hammer, to iHeartMedia Miami's WIOD-AM. The syndicated program, which debuted in Seattle in November, is also heard in St. Louis.
Paul Mason

The Zone’s Paul Mason Gets ‘SuperTalk’ Lead In Nashville

Cumulus Media Nashville has elevated Paul Mason to the role of Spoken Word Programming Operations Manager. Mason will now oversee programming for SuperTalk 99.7 WTN (WWTN) in addition to his existing roles with 104.5 The Zone (WGFX) and Titans Radio.
Chris Forgy

Saga CEO Chris Forgy Joins Broadcasters Foundation Board

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is welcoming Saga Communications President and CEO Chris Forgy to the organization's Board of Directors. The appointment was made during the BFoA's most recent board meeting in New York City.
Maurette Brown Clark

Maurette Brown Clark Takes Mornings On Baltimore Gospel Radio

iHeartMedia Baltimore has appointed gospel artist Maurette Brown Clark as the new morning show host for Heaven 600 (WCAO-AM) starting in early July. Besides her decades as a singer, Brown Clark has spent seven years in Baltimore and Philadelphia broadcasting.
Eric Lonnquist

iHeart Minneapolis Adds Past Royal Eric Lonnquist as Sales SVP

Eric Lonnquist has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia Minneapolis, encompassing nine stations including of music, talk, and news formats. Lonnquist brings more than 20 years of sales experience in the Minneapolis Market.
Paul Brian

Former ‘Drive Chicago’ Radio Host Paul Brian Dead At 73

Beloved Chicago radio personality Paul Brian passed away on June 11 at age 73 after a brief illness. Brian hosted Drive Chicago on WLS-AM every Saturday morning for more than twenty years, avoiding mechanical advice to focus on automotive history and culture.
Shawn Knight

Shawn Knight Bids Farewell to Majic 107.7 In Topeka

Majic 107.7 (KMAJ) air talent Shawn Knight has announced his departure from the station. Knight has co-hosted The Majic Morning Show on the Topeka-based Cumulus Media signal for the past three years.
Matt Chazanow

WSU’s Matt Chazanow Accepts NC State Sports Broadcast Role

NC State University has appointed Matt Chazanow as its new Director of Broadcasting and play-by-play announcer for football and men's basketball. Chazanow has called games for Washington State University football, basketball, and baseball since 2015.

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