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NYSBA Announces 2020 HoF Class

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Two radio broadcasters have been named to the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The 2020 class was selected from nominations submitted by NYSBA members.

BIN Adds Roland S. Martin

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Journalist and Commentator Roland S. Martin will be heard on the Black Information Network. According to BIN originator iHeartMedia, Martin will create custom commentary segments that can be heard daily.

Lauryn Snapp Adds On-Air Duties

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CMT Radio’s Digital and Social Producer Lauryn Snapp is joining radio and CMT personality Cody Alan. Premiere Networks has added Snapp for CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan and CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan.

Virus Sends WHUR Host To Hospital

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Patrick Ellis, host of 96.3 WHUR-FM's Gospel Spirit Show has been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. Ellis has been hosting for more than 40 years. He is the recipient of many awards including NAB Radio Host of the Year.

Palana Promoted To PD, Providence

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Hall Communications is promoting Kevin Palana to PD at Cat Country 98.1 (WCTK-FM). Palana will also be the program director of New Bedford’s Classic Hits BIG 101.3 (WNBH).

Todd Fries Passes

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Todd Fries, former GSM for Carter Broadcast Group, Kansas City, has died. Fries also spent time with iHeartMedia in Madison. He's the son of the late Gary Fries, former RAB President/CEO.

Golic Staying With ESPN

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According to Adam Schefter, when Mike Golic ends his run on ESPN Radio at the end of this month, he will become a college football analyst with the network. Golic was a college football analyst with the network before moving over to the radio side.

Seth Mason Passes

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Charlie Meyerson tells Radio Ink the sad news of the death of Seth Mason (pictured), one of the founders of Chicago radio stations—WXRT and WSCR The Score.

Lawrence Lands In Jackson

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Former Saga VP of Programming is hired by New South Radio to run the company's six stations in Jackson Mississippi. Lawrence fills the position for the departing Gwen Rakestraw who's retiring after two decades.

Former Bronco’s Receiver Joins KKFN

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Nate Jackson has been hired by Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM). Jackson will be a fill-in host, a contributor to all the stations programs and provide digital content at 1043TheFan.com.


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