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Longtime Twin Cities Host Gone

According to MPR News Brian Oake is no longer with The Current, a sister organization of MPR. Oake was co-host of Oake and Riley in the morning. No reason was given for his departure and The Current website has been wiped clean of him.

Bennett Moves To Afternoons In San Diego

Star 94.1 FM in San Diego has named Delana Bennett afternoon drive host and APD for the station. Bennett has been a familiar voice in San Diego for almost 20 years. She has served as an on-air personality on Jesse Lozano in the Morning on Star 94.1 since 2012.

Lee Brings All The Hollywood Gossip

Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee, a new two-hour weekend program syndicated by Premiere Networks, kicks off this weekend (August 17,18). Lee is a Hollywood insider.

Bommer Named Market President

Craig Bommer has been named Market President of iHeart’s Wheeling/Parkersburg markets in West Virginia. Bommer is a marketing and sales veteran and has been in the Wheeling/Parkersburg market for 17 years.

Cox Chooses Campese For DOS In Orlando

Cox Media Group Orlando has promoted JC Campese to Director of Sales for CMG Orlando Radio, including WCFB-FM, WWKA-FM, WPYO-FM, WDBO-AM/WDBO-FM, and WMMO-FM, and the market’s digital media platform, Local Solutions.

Holiday Promoted, Extended At WMXJ

On-air personality DJ Holiday has been promoted to the role of Assistant Program Director for Entercom Classic Hits station WMXJ-FM/Pompano Beach, FL. The company also announced a new multiyear contract extension with DJ Holiday.

New Morning Voices On CHED In Edmonton

630 CHED/Edmonton, Alberta, will have new morning co-hosts as of September 3. Chelsea Bird and Shaye Ganam will be the new voices of 630 CHED Mornings with Chelsea Bird and Shaye Ganam.

Rose Selected For NY State Baseball HOF

WCBS 880 (WCBS-AM) New York Mets play-by-play broadcaster Howie Rose has been selected to the 2019 class of the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame.

“Weeknight Kitchen” To Satisfy A Lot Of Cravings

The team at The Splendid Table now has a weekly Weeknight Kitchen e-newsletter that offers practical but delicious recipes. In addition, The Splendid Table is taking it a step further with the Weeknight Kitchen podcast.

Hendrich Staying On With Apollo

Cox Media Group has announced the executive leadership of the new CMG once the sale of the stations closes with Apollo. Bill Hendrich will stay on as EVP of Radio. Hendrich has been running Cox’s radio division since taking over for Kim Guthrie back in 2015.

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