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Foxx Making Weekends Soulful And Sweet

The Tom Kent Radio Network has launched Sweet Soul Weekend hosted by legendary WBLS New York City radio personality Jeff Foxx. The program targets adults with the greatest soul hits primarily from the 80s and 90s and is available all weekend.

Congratulations Julie Talbott

Talbott, who's been on Radio Ink's Most Powerful People in Radio list for the past 8 years, will receive the 10th annual MIW Radio Group Trailblazer Award this year. Talbott is the Networks President for Premiere.

Gentry To Lead Cumulus’ Birmingham Market

Thirty-year vet Bill Gentry is the new Market Manager for Cumulus' six stations in Birmingham. He replaces David Walls who retired. Gentry joins Cumulus from Alpha Media in Louisville where he was the also Market Manager.

KDKA Host Dies at Age 65

For over 30 years, Mike Pintek was the host of The Mike Pintek Show on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. In May of last year, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but continued to host his show.

Two PDs Promoted In Orlando

Entercom Orlando has announced a pair of new appointments. Dana Taylor will assume the role of PD for MIX 105.1 (WOMX-FM) and John O’Connell will fill the same position for FM 101.9 (WQMP-FM).

Syndication For New Deja Vu Show

The Deja Vu Show, featuring the top-rated afternoon host on New York’s WBLS-FM, has launched into syndication. In her new show for Urban AC music formats, Deja Vu will provide female listeners a mixture of entertainment, lifestyle, and positive affirmation.

Jared And Katie Take Over Mornings At Hot 98.3

Savannah’s Hot 98.3 in Greensboro, NC, has a new show — Jared and Katie in the Morning. The duo are joined on air by Man Kisser Matt (Matt Wells), intern Hugs O'Houlihan (Thomas Marvin), and Jason Goodman. 

More Political Content On The Way

As election season heats up, Crossover Media Group Sales, a new cross-platform content-production and advertising-sales rep firm has added four new political Talk programs to its roster.

Sebastian Ready To Unveil A New Format

Programming mastermind John Sebastian tells Radio Ink he's created a new winning format for the 55+ demo which he says is "the most undervalued, under appreciated, under exploited, demographic in American life right now."

Alisa Roth Joins MPR To Cover Mental Health

It’s an issue that isn’t discussed nearly enough and Minnesota Public Radio is addressing that with Call to Mind, American Public Media’s mental health initiative. And to further strengthen their coverage, MPR has now added Roth to its news staff.

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