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David Redpath Passes

Bob Stei fills us in on this sad news. Radio great Joe Mama (David Redpath) passed away last weekend at the age of 59. After working in New York (Poughkeepsie and Buffalo) in the 1980s, Redpath became a household name in Philadelphia for two decades

Sheri Lynch Releases Coloring Book for ‘Exhausted Adults’

Bob & Sheri co-host Sheri Lynch has released "It's Always Something: A Coloring Book for Exhausted Adults," which offers cathartic relief for stressed-out listeners. The book is available for about $10 from the Bob & Sheri website.

Dan Tooker Joins Midwest Communications

Dan Tooker, a former on-air personality who transitioned into sales and marketing more than a decade ago, has joined Midwest Communications as their local direct sales manager in Nashville. He joins from OnMedia where he worked in a similar position.

Colorado Public Radio Announces New Hosts

Colorado Public Radio is welcoming two new hosts to their classical radio station, as two long-time hosts are set to depart. Kabin Thomas joined on Wednesday, November 16; Patty Painter-Wakefield is set to start on Thursday, December 1.

Fox’s Jack Abernethy to Receive Golden Mike Award

Fox Television Station's CEO Jack Abernethy will be honored with the 2023 Golden Mike Award from the Broadcasters Foundation. Abernethy has worked for Fox's local TV group since 2004, overseeing nearly three dozen O&Os in several large markets.

Saga Promotes Three in Norfolk

Saga Communications subsidiary Tidewater Communications has promoted three executives in Norfolk, including Carol Commander to General Manager.

Manny Munoz to Host Middays at WIOD

iHeartMedia says Manny Munoz has been promoted to the role of midday co-host at its news radio station WIOD (610 AM). Munoz will co-host from 10 a.m. to noon on WIOD starting in January; his co-host will be announced at a later date.

Leo Laporte Leaving Radio

After nearly 20 years as host of The Tech Guy on more than 200 radio stations, syndicated personality Leo Laporte announced his retirement from radio at the end of the year.

Radio Host Dies From Cancer

The Asheville Radio Group announced that WISE morning man Pat Ryan has died at the age of 57 after a 4-year battle with cancer. Ryan was the longtime host of the sports radio talk show The WISE GUYS. His wife Kathleen was by his side.

WCSX Weekend DJ Scott Shepard Dies

Scott Shepard, a weekend DJ at Detroit's classic rock station WCSX (94.7 FM), died on Saturday, November 12 at the age of 49. Shepard worked for WCSX for two decades; his most recent role saw him host the Sunday morning show Overeasy.

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