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Bob Boilen

NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ Creator Bob Boilen Starts New Radio Chapter

Bob Boilen, the creative force behind NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts and All Songs Considered, will become the new program director for Takoma Radio in Takoma Park, MD. Boilen currently hosts My Tiny Morning Show on Wednesday mornings on the station.
Tyler Waugh

Tyler Waugh Raised To Radio Promotion VP At Nashville’s Big Loud

Big Loud Records has announced Tyler Waugh as the label's new VP of Radio Promotion, starting May 1. This change follows the departure of Ali Matkosky, who will leave Big Loud on May 14 to take a new role with Relative Music Group this summer.
Tony Katz

Indianapolis’ Tony Katz Gets Syndication Deal With Key Networks

Key Networks has expanded its syndicated programming lineup to include the conservative political talk show Tony Katz Today. Starting April 22, the show will be available to News/Talk stations across the US from its flagship station WIBC in Indianapolis.

Kansas City Radio Host Slacker Passes At 59 From Cancer

Cumulus Media Classic Rock station 101 The Fox (KCFX) in Kansas City has announced the passing of afternoon host, Brian "Slacker" Adams, who died...

WFAN Honors John Sterling As Yankees Radio Voice Retires

John Sterling, the iconic radio voice of the New York Yankees, announced his retirement after a 36-year career in the broadcast booth. The announcement marks the end of an era for the 85-year-old broadcaster who first joined the Yankees' radio team in 1989.
Ryan Hurley

Ryan Hurley Fills Brand Manager Vacancy At NYC’s WFAN

Audacy has announced the appointment of Ryan Hurley as the new Brand Manager of New York's WFAN, succeeding Spike Eskin who has moved to SportsRadio 94WIP in Philadelphia. Hurley will also helm the recently renamed Infinity Sports Network.
Donna Hall

Former Atlanta Radio GM Donna Hall Exits Retirement For CSS

Two years after stepping away from the media industry, Donna Hall is coming out of retirement. The 35-year Cox Media Group alum has been named the leader of executive coaching firm Robertson Lowstuter, recently acquired by The Center for Sales Strategy.
Cale Berger and Amanda Gorecki

Cale Berger and Amanda Gorecki Take Mornings In Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh radio is getting a new morning show as Audacy introduces Cale Berger and Amanda Gorecki to Y108 (WDSY). Berger is the 2021 Media Association of Pittsburgh's Rising Star Award recipient. Gorecki has been with Audacy since 2017.
Steve “Sparky” Fifer

‘Sparky’ Fifer Brings Back Local Afternoons On Milwaukee’s Fan

Steve “Sparky” Fifer has launched a new afternoon show on Audacy Milwaukee's 1250 The Fan (WSSP-AM). Wisconsin Sports Daily starts April 15, marking The Fan's first local daily show since August 2022.
Mister Cee

Mister Cee Remembered For Hip-Hop Radio From NYC to GTA IV

New York City's Hot 97 (WQHT) has announced the passing of Calvin LeBrun, widely known as Mister Cee, at the age of 57. The Brooklyn native was a revered NYC radio star, and is credited with discovering the Notorious B.I.G. and kickstarting Big Daddy Kane's career.

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