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Elroy Smith Departs KBLX in San Francisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob & Sheri Find Cookbook Success

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

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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