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Promotions at AURN

American Urban Radio Networks has promoted Stephen Bates (left) and Isaiah Bryant to the positions of Vice President of its sales division.

EMF Expands Talent Team

Educational Media Foundation is expanding its on-air lineup with the addition of Carlos Aguiar on K-LOVE and Mary O’Brien on Air1. K-LOVE is heard on over 650 signals across all 50 states. Air1 broadcasts on more than 330 signals in 45 states.

1 Broadcaster. 3 Halls of Fame

Wine Down Media, home to Napa Valley’s KVON-AM & KVYN-FM, has shared that that their Sports Director Ira C. Smith was inducted to the Napa High School Athletic Hall of Fame, the Vintage High School Athletics Hall of Fame and the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.

Matt Longhenry Joins Cumulus Indy

Matt Longhenry has been hired as Music Director and On-Air Host, Afternoon Drive, for WFMS-FM Indianapolis. Longhenry joins the country station from WYTZ-FM in St. Joseph, Missouri.

DJ Squintz Promoted

Audacy has elevated DJ Squintz to Assistant Brand Manager in San Francisco and Sacramento. He will support KRBQ-FM and KSFM-FM with programming leadership involving air talent, music, operations and promotions.

Remembering WCFL’s Ken Draper

Legendary Radio Programmer Ken Draper passed away this week at age 89. Jim Hampton, who partnered with Draper throughout the 80’s to produce syndicated programs for ABC, CBS and RKO Networks, plus thousands of radio stations around the world; talked with Radio Ink about his friend and colleague of more than 50 years.

Kudlow Returns To Central NY Radio

WHCU Radio in Ithaca, NY will once again be broadcasting "The Larry Kudlow Show" on Saturdays. His daily feature, "The Kudlow Riff" will also return.

Ski Syndication & Contract Extension

WHUR 96.3 Afternoon Drive Personality and WALR Atlanta Morning Personality Frank Ski has extended his agreement for another two years in DC. The final touches are also being put on the move to national syndication through Oceanic Tradewinds starting October 3, 2022.

Max Media Promotes Two

WGH-FM in Hampton Roads has promoted afternoon drive host Jimmy Ray to Program Director. Music Director Karen West adds APD duties.

Michael Brown To Host The Weekend

The host of "The Situation with Michael Brown" on KHOW in Denver, has been named full-time host of the nationally syndicated program, "The Weekend". The Premier Networks program is heard on more than 300 stations nationwide.

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