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Biddle To Progam WQDR Raleigh

Mike Biddle has been hired as Program Director of WQDR 94.7 FM in Raleigh, NC, replacing Lisa McKay, who passed away after a brief illness in January. Biddle started his career at WRVQ in Richmond, and joined WQDR in 2002.

Mason Joins KNUC/Seattle As Evening Host

Michael Kraig Mason has joined Country 98.9 (KNUC/Seattle) as evening personality. Mason got his start in radio in Portland, Oregon, at Z100 and most recently handled production and video for the nationally syndicated show Delilah.

Free Beer And Hot Wings Host Arrested

Joseph Gassman was suspended from the show after being charged with two counts of domestic battery. He's known as Producer Joe on the show. The 35-year old was charged with two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery.

Boomer Jumps From iHeart To Cumulus

Christopher “Boomer” Layfield is the new Operations Manager for Cumulus' three stations in Indianapolis. He'll also program Country station WFMS-FM. Layfield heads to Indianapolis from Charlotte where he was a PD for iHeartMedia. He's also held programming positions in St. Louis, Richmond, San Diego, and Nashville.

The Buck/Puck Stops Here

Sports Radio 950 KJR AM announced Tuesday the debut of the new Chuck and Buck in the Morning show and The Jason Puckett Show, effective March 26. Chuck and Buck in the Morning will broadcast weekdays 6-10 a.m. and The Jason Puckett Show will broadcast weekdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Linder Takes The Helm At WLS Chicago

Wade Linder is the new PD at Classic Hits WLS-FM in Chicago. Linder moves to WLS-FM from WLUP-FM, where he has served as PD since June 2014. Prior to that, Linder was PD for KXXR-FM in Minneapolis, a station he programmed for nearly 20 years.

Joseph Moves From Cumulus To Westwood One

Westwood One creates a new position for Paul Joseph: Vice President of Program Operations and Content. Joseph will coach, consult, and train Westwood One/Cumulus hosts and producers to improve their engagement with listeners, build their brands, and drive revenue within the company’s pop music programming arena.

Thomas Makes Atlanta Move

Brian Thomas is the new Program Director of Country station Kicks 101.5/WKHX-FM/Atlanta. He heads to Atlanta from Cumulus Media-Chicago, where he was PD for WLS-FM.

New Morning Show For Lexi & Banks In SLC

Popular Salt Lake City radio personalities Lexi and Banks will be the co-hosts of an all-new morning show on K-Bull 93/KUBL-FM. The show debuts Wednesday, March 21 and will air weekdays, 5:30-10:00 a.m. Lexi and Banks have been on-air in the Salt Lake City market since 2012.

Cumulus Ups Kurdziel

Cumulus Media has promoted Jim Kurdziel to Regional Vice President, Programming - Rock, overseeing the Rock and Alternative formats for Cumulus’ radio stations in the Northeastern U.S.

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