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Results Radio Has A New Ops Manager

Picazzo Stevens is the new Operations Manager for Results Radio in Redding, California. Results owns 5 stations in Redding, KESR-FM, KEWB-FM, KHRD-FM, KKKS-FM, and KNCQ-FM. .

Cook Gets Extension

Cumulus has entered into a multi-year contract extension with Charlie Cook as VP, Country Formats, Cumulus Media, Operations Manager, Cumulus Media-Nashville, and Program Director, WSM-FM (NASH ICON) in Nashville.

Ben Reed Calls Time On Long Media Career

Forty-one years in media is a long time, and Ben Reed, Cox Media Group’s VP/Market Manager for the San Antonio market, is calling it a day on December 31.
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New Leadership At Univision

Diane Kniowski has been hired as president and regional general manager of local media. She reports directly to Univision CEO Vincent Sadusky and President of Univision Radio, Jesus Lara, will now report directly to Kniowski.

Brand Returns To Westwood In Managerial Role

Westwood One has hired affiliate sales veteran Debbie Brand as Manager of Affiliate Sales, Country. Brand worked at Westwood One as an Affiliate Relations Manager in the mid-1990s. She replaces Tim Closson and reports to Bryan Switzer.

Salem Adds Another Conservative Talker

Salem Radio Network is launching a new talk show hosted by Sebastian Gorka. America First with Sebastian Gorka will debut January 1, 2019 and air daily 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on the SRN platform, replacing the Michael Medved Show.

New Market Manager For Illiad Media

Don Ricker is the new Market Manager for Iliad Media in Twin Falls, Idaho. Iliad operates KIKX-FM, KIRQ-FM, KTPZ-FM, KYUN-FM, KYUN-HD2 and KYUN-HD3. Ricker also owns his own advertising agency.

Haber New PD 102.5 WFMF/104.1 The Spot

Jeff Haber has been named Program Director for iHeart Media Baton Rouge and New Orleans, 102.5 WFMF and 104.1 The Spot. He will work with on-air personalities and sales to oversee music programming as well as broadcast and digital operations for both stations.

Ron “Charles” Gitschier Passes Away

Gitschier was 56. He was the first person hired by Flagler Broadcasting, as Chief Engineer 10 years ago, to build Flagler County Florida's first radio station, WNZF. Ron was a proud retired Navy veteran of 23 years who moved to Flagler County in 2003.

Breakfast Club’s #Change4Change Radiothon Is Nov. 15

Syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club has announced that this year’s #Change4Change radiothon, will benefit PROJECT 375, an organization whose mission is to "unlock human potential through conversation, education and inspiration."

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