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Four Get Big Promotions At iHeart

iHeartMedia has promoted four of its Region Presidents to Division Presidents of the iHeartMedia Markets Group. Linda Byrd, Scott Hopeck, Brian Olson, and Jeff Tyler will expand their current Region President roles to include Division President responsibilities -- joining current Division Presidents Kevin LeGrett and Tom McConnell. 

It’s 18 And Out For Boomer

Boomer Esiason has decided not to return as color analyst for Westwood One’s NFL broadcasts after 18 years in the Monday Night Football booth. “It has been an honor to be a member of the Westwood One NFL broadcast team for the last 18 years,” said Esiason.

Report: Kurt Warner To Replace Esiason

The New York Post is reporting that Hall of Famer Kurt Warner is in line to replace Boomer Esiason on Westwood One. Over the last several years, Esiason and Warner have split the games on Mondays, working with play-by-player Kevin Harlan. Esiason always called the Super Bowl. Warner also works for the NFL Network.

Bernie Eagan Signing Off For The Last Time

Eagan has been a staple of the Indianapolis airwaves for nearly four decades, but he’s decided to call it a day. He’ll be retiring July 20. Eagan started at Emmis Communications in 1981.

Beasley Announces Bubba Replacement In Fort Myers

A Detroit-based morning show will be piped into Fort Myers starting this week to replace the recently canceled Bubba The Love Sponge on rocker WXRK. WRIF-FM's Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show will now be simulcast weekday mornings.

Entravision Strengthens Mexico Presence With Margain

Rodrigo Margain has been appointed Vice President of Sales & Business Development Mexico for Entravision Communications. He will report to Claudia Macias, Executive Vice President of National Sales, and be based in Mexico City.

Dent Headed To The NBA Hall

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association of Broadcasters will welcome Dent Otradovsky into its Hall of Fame on August 14 in Lincoln, during the 84th Annual NBA Convention. Otradovsky is the owner and GM of KVSH-AM in Valentine -- the only station he's worked for in his 49-year radio career. He began at KVSH in 1969 as a DJ. 

ESPN New York Stars Sign Extensions

ESPN New York 98.7FM has reached multiyear contract extensions with local radio icons Michael Kay and Don La Greca to continue as host and co-host of the weekday afternoon drive show The Michael Kay Show (3-7 p.m.). They will continue to work alongside Peter Rosenberg.

Two New Region Presidents For iHeart

Paul Corvino (left) has been named Region President for Detroit and Nick Gnau for Philadelphia. Gnau was most recently the Region President for Detroit, where he oversaw Detroit, Grand Rapids, Toledo, and Muskegon. Corvino joins iHeart Detroit from Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, where he was Regional President for the Midwest.

NRG Parts Ways With Kurt Luchs

It was only five months ago that Kurt Luchs was moved from NRG's four-station cluster in Wausau-Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to run its seven-station cluster in Omaha. Luchs had been with NRG since 2013 and in 2017 he was named one of radio's Best Managers by Radio Ink. On Thursday, we found out Luchs is no longer with the company.

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