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Disagreement in Texas

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After 21 years in Tyler, Texas, Big D and Bubba are no longer carrying mornings on country station KNUE-FM. The syndicated hosts say they were ousted without being able to say goodbye. Townsquare Market Manager Carleen Dark tells ABC-7 that's not true. She says they knew all along the company was going local.

St. Louis Host Dies Suddenly

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No cause of death was posted to the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis website for the passing of Jim Doyle. Here's what Board President for the Classical radio station James Nouss had to say...

WEEI Boston Finds New PD

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Jeff Rickard is joining WEEI-FM Boston as Brand Manager. Rickard had previously served as PD and morning show host for Emmis' all-sports WFNI in Indianapolis. Rickard replaces Joe Zarbano who left the station back in January.

Texas Hall To Induct 20

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Twenty Texas broadcasters have been added to the Class of 2021 to be inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. The annual induction ceremony will be held November 6 at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications in Kilgore, Texas.

Hacket To Run Sales For CMG Atlanta

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Cox Media Group has appointed Kris Hackett as Director of Sales for its cluster in Atlanta. Hackett moves to Atlanta from CMG Richmond where she was General Sales Manager for seven years.

WPM Director Gene Purcell Passes

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The director of Wisconsin Public Media, Gene Purcell, has died as a result of a traffic crash in Madison. He succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash over the weekend. He was 61.

WW1 Expands Rich Eisen’s MNF Role

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Rich Eisen’s role on Westwood One for Monday Night Football will to include pregame and halftime hosting duties. Eisen currently hosts a daily show on the network and two podcast on the Cumulus Podcast network.

Wolfley In Steelers Broadcast Booth

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The Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network broadcast team is changing for the upcoming season. Sideline analyst Craig Wolfley is taking over as Color Analyst.

New NRG Regional Engineer

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Brian Spieker is the new Regional Engineer for NRG's Wisconsin Markets. NRG Media owns and operates ten stations in the market.

Kelly Lynch Leaving WGY

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Kelly Lynch is leaving WGY in Albany, NY, ending a more than 10 year stint as morning show co-host. She is starting a new career outside of radio.


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