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RTDNA Honors For KOGO Reporter

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Newsradio 600 KOGO, San Diego reporter Phil Farrar has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. The Radio Television Digital News Association honored Farrar in the Newscast category.

Morning Show Addition Twin Cities

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Cities 97.1, Uniquely Twin Cities (KTCZ-FM) is adding Naima to the Brian Oake in the Morning show. Naima joins the Minneapolis/St. Paul market from Radio 1 in the United Arab Emirates, where she most recently served as Morning host.

Baltimore Host Recovering From Serious Surgery

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Larry Young morning host of WOLB 1010 AM in Baltimore is recovering from having a leg amputated below the knee a month ago. The host of "The Larry Young Morning Show" for the past 25 years was rushed to the hospital in April after suffering a dangerous infection in his foot.

Report: Joyner Selling Miami Home

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And the listed asking price is a mere $22 million. The New York Post is reporting the former syndicated radio star's 3-bedroom, 7,300 square foot mansion is in the gated Golden Beach Community. The real estate taxes alone are listed at $12,000 per month.

ESPN Cleveland Nabs Knott

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850 ESPN Cleveland (WKNR) is adding Andre Knott to its content team. Knott will join the Good Karma Brands Station as an on-air contributor, part-time and fill in host, and an active contributor to the station's subscription service, The Land on Demand.

Former RAB Exec Dick Rakovan Passes

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Dick "Rackets" Rakovan, former Chicago radio executive and 20-year veteran of the Radio Advertising Bureau, has died. Joining the RAB in 1995, he was Senior Vice President, Membership.

New PD At KICT

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Phyliss D'Eugenio is the new Program Director and personality at T95, Wichita, Kansas. She joins SummitMedia from Riverbend Communications, KCVI-FM, Idaho Falls, Idaho.

New KBLA Sunday Show Begins May 22.

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Tavis Smiley and Smiley Audio Media are launching A More Perfect Union, on KBLA in Los Angeles, hosted by journalist, educator, and KBLA Talk 1580 Chief National Political Analyst Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey.

Tim Hartlage Back With Salem

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Tim Hartlage is rejoining Salem's Nashville cluster as General Sales Manager. The former GM of Salem's Louisville stations left the company in 2015 to help with a Louisville church and ministry.

Dayton Country Adds Gina Ferraro

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iHeartMedia Dayton’s New Country 103.9 has announced the addition of Gina Ferraro to middays. Ferraro began her career in Dayton after graduating from Wright State University and has also worked in Chicago and Cincinnati before returning to Dayton’s New Country 103.9.


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