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Reach Extends Deal With Smiley

It's a new multi-year deal between the Marconi winner and Reach Media. Smiley, who's heard on more than 65 stations, said, "You know we keep it real every morning. So, get ready everybody, I’m going to continue keeping it live with the rest of my crew. Thanks to Reach Media, Radio One, and to all my listeners and followers for letting me be a part of your morning routine.”

Eric Davis Expands Role At ESPNLA

Former NFL cornerback Eric Davis is expanding his role on ESPNLA 710AM to include a position with Marcellus Wiley and Kelvin Washington starting Thursday, Oct. 12. The newly renamed Afternoons with Marcellus, Kelvin and Eric will air weekdays from 3-7 p.m. PT.

Nikki Sixx Ending Syndicated Show

Rocker Nikki Sixx announced on Thursday that he plans to end his three syndicated programs with Premiere at the end of this year. Sixx' flagship program Sixx Sense launched in 2010 and had 130 affiliates. His final broadcast will be December 31.

Sheeran Signs On For Kids

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was in Nashville over the weekend, and WRVW asked him to design and sign a t-shirt, which they are now auctioning off, with 100% of the proceeds going to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Pike Indianapolis Bound For TagStation/NextRadio

Lisa Pike has joined TagStation, LLC as Senior Vice President for Revenue Development. In the newly created role, Pike will drive business development initiatives with leading data attribution platforms, brands, agencies, automotive, media, and technology companies to enhance NextRadio’s relevance, reach, and revenue.

Search Is On For A Morning Superstar

Milwaukee’s 94.5 KTI COUNTRY has launched a nationwide search for a superstar Country morning show host. The station is growing and needs a top-shelf host.

Jameson Signs Multi-Year Extension

Cumulus Media has re-signed programming veteran Scott Jameson to a multi-year agreement. Jameson is currently VP of Classic Rock for Cumulus, and serves as Operations Manager/PD of Classic Rock station KQRS in Minneapolis, and Operations Manager of Active Rock station KXXR/93X and Classic Hip Hop trimulcast WGVX-WRXP-WWWM/105 The Vibe.

Controversial Kelly Headed To Nights

The Citizen Kelly Show, hosted by William J. Kelly, has moved to evenings on AM 1590 WCGO. The Emmy award-winning producer and political commentator will be heard 10:00 p.m.-midnight, Monday through Friday, this week.

AM 870 “The Answer” Keeps Their Man

Salem Media Group has announced that morning co-host Brian Whitman has signed a contract extension to remain co-hosting the show in Los Angeles. Whitman first joined the company in April of 2012, after previous stints with KABC and KLSX in Los Angeles, and WABC in New York.

Laura St. James New PD At WXLO 104.5

The Worcester, MA, Hot AC station is the new home ground for St.James. However, she will continue to be heard weekends on WNSH-FM (NASH FM 94.7) in New York. St. James most recently served as Program Director/Afternoons for Cumulus Media-Allentown’s WLEV.

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