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Reach Lands Two Shows In Columbia

Kiss 103.1/WLXC-FM Columbia, SC is adding Rickey Smiley and D.L. Hughley to the new line-up. The Reach Media syndicated shows will cover morning and afternoon drive.

AURN Adds McMorris At White House

The American Urban Radio Networks has named Ebony McMorris to serve as its White House news correspondent. She most recently was with Reach Media/Urban One where she served as their National News Correspondent.

Audacy Austin Adds Show

Cardle and Woolley has been added to mornings at Talk 1370AM (KJCE-AM) in Austin. Jim Cardle is the publisher of an online political newsletter; Lynn Woolley has three decades of talk radio experience.

Pablo Colon, WCUM, Passes

Pablo de Jesus Colon, Jr., Connecticut's foremost Hispanic broadcaster and pioneer has died. He was the owner of WCUM 1450 AM/103.3 FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Nina D Joins Riviera

Arizona-based Riviera Broadcasting announced the addition of Nina D to middays on it’s HOT AC format HOT 97.5 & 103.9.

Gene Kirchner, WRDN, Passes

Gene Kirchner, the former owner of WRDN in Durand, Wisconsin has died. He and his wife bought the station in 1986 and owned it for about 15 years.

WCCO Legend Passes

Howard Viken passed away Saturday morning at the age of 97. Viken joined WCCO in Minneapolis in 1950 and began a 39-year run for the station. Viken became one of the most recognized names in the state of Minnesota. Viken, a Marine, fought in World War II in the Battle of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

Johnson Is Moving To Raleigh

Curtis Media Group has hired Matt Johnson as PD of PULSE-FM (WPLW/WWWPL) in Raleigh. Johnson has programmed stations in Naples, Salt Lake City and most recently, KSLZ in St Louis. Johnson replaces Jud Heussler who took a job with CMG in Jacksonville.

Retired To Hired

WWJ-AM reporter Vickie Thomas, who retired April 29, will become Communications Director for the City of Detroit. She spent 30 years at the station. The...

NRG Media Promotes Jon Albrecht

Jon Albrecht has been promoted from Senior Account Executive to Sales Manager. He will oversee the four station Wausau/Stevens Point, WI cluster.

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