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Goodwin Joins RadioU

Glenn Goodwin is the new Director of Promotions and Marketing for RadioU's network of FM radio stations. Based in Columbus, Ohio, RadioU operates 20 terrestrial FM stations throughout Ohio, California, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington state.

Shepperd Takes PM Drive at WBEB

Today’s 101.1 MORE-FM/WBEB Philadelphia has filled its vacant Afternoon Drive position with market veteran, Mark Shepperd. He replaces Logan, now doing Mornings at WINK-FM in Fort Myers. Shepperd’s career has also included WYXR, WIOQ, WIP, WXTU all in Philadelphia, WKXW Trenton and WLEV Allentown.

CMG Has a New Head of HR

Cox Media Group has named Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner as its new Senior VP & Chief HR Officer, succeeding Karen Bennett, who was named as Cox Communications’ new Executive VP & Chief HR Officer last month.

Kevin Fennessy Dies at Age 63

The well known broadcaster suffered a stroke last week and died over the weekend. He had been having heart issues as well. Fennessey worked at WCAO in Baltimore, WPEN and WFIL in Philadelphia, WMCA in New York City and WHAM in Rochester, New York among other stations.

Univision CEO Speaks Out Against Hate

Randy Falco circulated a statement to the press on Friday expressing his concern about the events taking place around the country. Falco said there is too much hate being spread in communities all across the country. "Sadly, these events did not happen in a bubble but are endemic of a broader disease of anti-immigrant, racist, homophobic, and religious intolerance that is spreading and threatening to divide our country." Here's more from Falco's statement...

Hahn Gets His Own Show

Beginning tonight ESPN New York 98.7FM’s Alan Hahn will host his own show weekdays from 7- 10 p.m. ET. Hahn has hosted Hahn, Humpty & Canty (weekdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) since 2014.

Barrett Moving to Houston

iHeartMedia Houston’s Newsradio 740 KTRH announced on Friday that Jimmy Barrett will join Houston’s Morning News as the program’s new co-host. Barrett will join Shara Fryer, Houston’s Morning News anchor from 5 - 8 a.m. on weekdays.

Christie Will Not Get WFAN Job

According to USA Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has pulled himself out of consideration for the soon-to-be vacant afternoon shift at WFAN in New York. Mike Francesa is leaving the station at the end of the year. Christie and others have been auditioning for the spot. Here's the statement Christie released to the newspaper...

Neuhoff Hires a New Market Manager in Indiana

Chris Fleming has been named Market Manager for Neuhoff Media’s Lafayette Indiana cluster. CEO Beth Neuhoff said, “The addition of Chris Fleming to our team is truly a turning point for our company. His 25 years of visionary market and revenue management will make a powerful impact on both our organization and the Lafayette community.”

Clare Heads to Ohio

Cumulus has hired Chris Clare to program WNNF/NASH-FM 94.1 in Cincinnati. He's leaving 99.9 The Wolf/WTHT-FM in Portland, ME, where he was PD. It's Clare's second stop in Cincinnati, having previously been on-air at Star 96.5/WFTK-FM. He’s also programmed and worked at stations in Indianapolis, Denver, New Orleans and Pensacola.

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