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Stephanie Kuo

PRX Lifts Kuo To Content VP Role For Radio and Podcasts

Public radio distributor and publisher PRX has named Stephanie Kuo as Vice President of Content. Kuo, who has been with PRX since 2018 in content development and audio training, will be at the helm of the organization's podcast and radio content strategies.
PJ Kumanchik

PJ Kumanchik Takes Brand Manager Seat At Pittsburgh’s KDKA

PJ Kumanchik will be taking the Brand Manager position at Pittsburgh's KDKA News Radio. Kumanchik is being raised from his previous role as the station’s News Manager to fill the leadership position left by Dave LaBrozzi's retirement.
Alyssa Rose

Alyssa Rose Heads Home To Cleveland For Mornings At Q104

Audacy Cleveland's Q104 has announced Alyssa Rose as the new co-host for the Q Morning Show starting May 1. Rose will team up with Bill Ryan after hosting middays in San Diego on Audacy's ALT 94.9 and weekends on 105.5 Triple M.
Wade Lee

Wade Lee Wades Into Deeper Responsibility At Austin’s KUT

Austin's KUT and KUTX Public Media have announced the promotion of Wade Lee to the role of Assistant General Manager for Strategy, Engagement, and Development. In this new capacity, Lee will act as a strategic advisor to the General Manager, Debbie Hiott.
Mikalah Gordon

Former American Idol Finalist Heads Home To Join Audacy Vegas

Former American Idol contestant and radio personality Mikalah Gordon is joining Audacy Las Vegas' KLUC as co-host for The Chet Buchanan Show starting April 3. Returning to her hometown of Vegas, Gordon is moving from Audacy's Channel Q in Los Angeles.
Crazy Cabbie

Howard Stern’s ‘Crazy Cabbie’ Lee Siegfried Passes Away At 55

Lee Siegfried, known to many as Crazy Cabbie from his days on Howard Stern's syndicated radio show, has passed away at 55. His death was confirmed by fellow Minnesota native and air talent Cane Peterson, who shared the news on Facebook on March 31.
Travis Daily

Daily Steps Into Cook’s Nashville Country Programming Roles

As longtime Country radio programmer Charlie Cook prepares for his retirement from Cumulus Media, the company has named Travis Daily as the new Brand and Content Manager for Nashville's 103.3 Country and 95.5 Nash Icon.
Java Chatman

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Taps Java Chatman To Lead Radio

Mississippi Public Broadcasting has elevated Java Chatman to Director of Radio. Chatman will oversee MPB Radio's eight NPR member stations covering the majority of the state. Chatman joined MPB in 2017 as an Executive Producer.
Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield Joins LA’s ‘SoCal Sound’ For Afternoon Drive

Revered rock radio host and television personality Matt Pinfield is joining Los Angeles' The SoCal Sound 88.5 as the new afternoon drive host, taking over from Andy Chanley who moved to Audacy's WXRT in Chicago.
Joey Mitchell

Central California Radio Legend Joey Mitchell Dead At 77

Sacramento has lost a local radio legend with the death of Joey Mitchell at the age of 77. Mitchell spent 51 years on-air in California's Central Valley at stations like 1140 KRAK Country, Cool Oldies 101.1, and 101.5 KHITS. He retired in March 2021.

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