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Bill Dean

Longtime Minnesota AM Host Bill Dean Announces Retirement

A familiar voice to central Minnesota radio listeners is stepping away from the mic after more than 51 years. Bill Dean is set to sign off of KWLM-AM for the last time at the end of April after five decades on Lakeland Broadcasting's stations in Willmar.
Charley Smith

Manager Role Resonates With Charley Smith At Frequency

Charlie Smith has joined audio industry workflow automation and ad management provider Frequency as its new Technical Account Manager. In his role, Smith will provide technical assistance to clients, leading platform onboarding, training, and customer support.
1071 the boss

Valerie Segraves Heads For Jersey Shore Mornings With The Boss

Press Communications' 107.1 The Boss (WWZY) is adding seasoned radio news vet Valerie Segraves as news anchor and reporter for Robby and Rochelle in the Morning. Segraves goes on-air on the Jersey Shore starting April 22nd.
Mike Lynch

Portland Sports Radio Personality Mike Lynch Diagnosed With ALS

Portland Trail Blazers radio personality Mike Lynch has announced his retirement from broadcasting following his diagnosis with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The 34-year-old received the news in January after experiencing symptoms in October.
Tony Perkins

FRC’s Tony Perkins To Debut Conservative Talk Show With Salem

US Speaker of the House Mike Johnson will be on hand to help Salem Media Group debut its latest news radio venture, This Week On The Hill, on April 13. The weekly political discussion show will broadcast across the Salem Radio Network and Salem News Channel.
Tommy and Laura

Tommy Jordan Swaps Philly Fill-Ins For New Hampshire Mornings

Saga Communications is welcoming Tommy Jordan back to the company for mornings on 96.5 Live Free Country (WMLL) in Manchester, NH. Jordan will co-host alongside current host and New Hampshire native Laura Stelchook.
Nandu Machiraju

NAB Fortifies Legal Team With Former FTC Lawyer Machiraju

Former Federal Trade Commission attorney Nandu Machiraju has joined the National Association of Broadcasters legal team as the new Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. 
Ron Brewer

Longtime South Florida Morning Host ‘Young’ Ron Brewer Has Died

Radio personality Ron Brewer, known to South Florida listeners as "Young Ron," has passed away as confirmed by his longtime morning show partner Paul Castronovo. Brewer joined Castronovo at Ft. Lauderdale's WSHE in 1990 and had a career spanning four decades.
Brian Noonan

Milwaukee’s WTMJ Adds Brian Noonan To ‘Spanning the State’

Milwaukee radio is getting a new midday voice. Brian Noonan will be joining Kristin Brey to co-host Spanning the State on Good Karma Brands' 620 WTMJ. Noonan is making the transition from evenings, where he has hosted WTMJ At Night since 2019.
Laura Grant

In Upstate New York, Laura Grant Joins WEXT For Middays

New York Capital Region public broadcaster WEXT Radio is welcoming Laura Grant as its new midday host. The Upstate native has an extensive background in voiceover, audio production, and the performing arts.

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