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Craig Schwalb Joins WTOP

The former WABC New York PD joins Hubbard's all-news powerhouse in Washington, D.C. Monday after spending the last 5 years at WABC. Cumulus recently sold WABC to John Catsimatidis’s Red Apple Media. Schwalb's title at WTOP is Director of Content Integration and Operations.

Kudos Papa Smurf

Cumulus New Orleans host Greg Vigne, known as Papa Smurf on the air, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Broadcasters Association. Vigne has been a voice New Orleans residents have heard for 40 years. He's currently hosting afternoons on KMEZ-FM

Morgan Comes Full Circle In D.C. Return

The Musical Soul Food Radio Network recently expanded into several new markets, including Washington, D.C. Its veteran host, Tracy Morgan, has joined the city’s Adult R&B radio station WHUR 96.3 FM with a new 5 a.m. weekday program, Morning Inspirations with Tracy Morgan.

Morris To Enter Rhode Island Hall Of Fame

Davey Morris, Program Director for Top 40 station WPRO-FM/Providence, will be inducted into the Rhode Island Radio and Television Hall of Fame. Morris will be honored at the annual induction dinner with his fellow Class of 2020 inductees on April 30.

“The Breakfast Club” Now International

Canadian content syndication group Orbyt Media and Premiere Networks have entered into a new, expanded agreement to distribute popular Urban Contemporary morning show The Breakfast Club north of the border.

Making Things Rosy In Raleigh

Top 40 station Pulse FM 96.6 & 102.5 in Raleigh, NC, has recruited Mel Rose to take over midday duties. Rose will also run promotions for Pulse FM and Hot AC sister Star 92.9.

Video Gamer Campbell Joins CheckpointXP

James Campbell has been named the new host of Beasley’s nationally syndicated show CheckpointXP. Each week, CheckpointXP will feature news that impacts gamers and fans alike, plus share various top-of mind stories from the world of esports and gaming pop culture.

Gun Talk Turns 25

The original nationally-syndicated talk show about guns and shooting sports is celebrating 25 years on the air. The program airs live on Sundays from 2PM-5PM Eastern, and runs on more than 270 stations every week.

Alex Jones Arrested

KXAN TV in Austin is reporting that radio host Alex Jones was arrested for driving while intoxicated early Tuesday morning.

Fortman To Wake Up The Bay On KOIT

Joey Fortman has been tapped as morning show host and Digital Media Specialist for the Bay Area’s KOIT-FM/San Francisco (96.5 KOIT).

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