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Elroy Smith Departs KBLX in San Francisco

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Smith says it was an extraordinary run at Bonneville's KBLX in San Francisco. He's been at the station since 2016 when he moved to the west coast from Greenville-Spartanburg, SC.

Doug Stephan’s DJV Show Is On a Roll

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8 more stations have added Doug Stephan's DJV Show, which now has over 300 affiliates. Doug Stephan said his goal is make the lives of his listeners better. "

KQED’s Michael Krasny Retiring

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KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM host Michael Krasny is retiring after 30 years. His final Forum broadcast will be February 12.

Taylor Wood Joins SBG

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Sun Broadcast Group has hired Taylor Wood, as Director of Inventory Sales. Wood  comes over from Group M where he was Senior Partner/Associate Director of National Radio Investment.

Report: PD Out at WCCO

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The Star-Tribune is reporting that John Hanson has been let go by Entercom. Hanson stepped into the PD role at WCCO-AM in late 2018. He previously held the same role at Sports Radio KCSP-AM and 1660 The Score KWOD-AM in Kansas City.

Former Baton Rouge Host Launches YouTube Show

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Jordy Culotta announced his new show, which starts today, in a Facebook video. Curlotta, formerly of ESPN in Baton Rouge, will host the show with producer Rivers Hughey. His YouTube channel as 1,900 subscribers.

Ed Ripley Passes

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Ed Ripley; manager, programmer and air-talent on numerous radio stations has died. His radio career spanned more than 20 years, retiring from the business in 1985.

7MM’s Michael Neff Passes

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Seven Mountains Media is reporting sad news. Veteran broadcaster Michael Neff has died from COVID-19.

Bob & Sheri Find Cookbook Success

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The Charlotte-based Bob & Sheri Morning Show has come up with an innovative way to interact with listeners. Sheri Lynch created a cookbook that has expanded the reach of the program.

Host Jim Bouma Passes

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Crista Media announced Wednesday that Jim Bouma, a 40-year veteran of Bellingham-based (KWPZ) PRAISE 106.5, died suddenly Tuesday. Bouma had most recently been serving as both Operations Manager and Morning Show co-host. The cause of death was not provided by the company.


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