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DeDe Adds Chicago Market

As of January 1st, Compass Media Networks syndicated DeDe in The Morning will be heard on Crawford Broadcasting's WPWX in Chicago. It's the first time the show has entered the #3 market in the country.

WKNT Hires Sports Radio Vet

Terry Ford is the new Program Director for 107.5 The Game/WNKT-FM, Columbia, SC. Ford joins Cumulus Columbia from Sports 96.1WZNN-FM in Lexington.

CKLW Legend Passes

Rosalie Trombley -- who launched the careers of many rock bands as music director of CKLW The Big 8 -- has died at the age of 82. Trombley is credited with launching the careers of The Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Anka, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Bob Seger and Alice Cooper. More from the station website.

Sarah Quinn Joins iHeartMedia

Sarah Quinn is the new Marketing Director for iHeartMedia Greensboro. She will also broadcast weekdays and weekends on HITS 100.3 (WMKS-FM).

Roomate Arrested in O’Leary Death

More details are coming out about the death of former Detroit Rock DJ John O'Leary. Several local reports out of Detroit say O'Leary was found dead Sunday, under his back porch buried under sheets, shingles and a wheelbarrow. Police suspect foul play and a roommate has been arrested.

Longtime KIRO Host Retiring

After 27 years with Bonneville's KIRO Radio in Seattle, Tom & Curley Show co-host Tom Tangney is retiring. Tom’s last show will be Wednesday, Dec. 1st.

Former Detroit DJ Killed

Art Vuolo tells Radio Ink that former Detroit DJ John O’Leary was murdered in his home over the weekend. He was stabbed to death, allegedly by a roommate, according to police. O'Leary lived in Detroit's Highland Park. O'Leary was 68.

WTIC’s Ray Dunaway Retiring

Ray Dunaway has been heard on 1080 WTIC News Talk (WTIC-AM) for nearly three decades. His last day on the air will be December 24.

Bonneville Promotes Ryan Hatch

Ryan Hatch has been named Senior Vice President/Market Manager in Phoenix. Hatch has been VP Programming since 2011. Hatch takes over for Scott Sutherland who was recently promoted to EVP, Regional Media Operations.

MMCA Honors For Santos

The Multicultural Media and Correspondents Association has honored Enrique Santos with the 2021 Radio Broadcast Award. Santos is President/CCO of iHeartLatino.

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