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New Assistant PD At CPR’s Indie 102.3

Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo has been promoted to Assistant Program Director at Indie 102.3 (KVOQ), Denver. Trujillo has been an on-air host since 2016 with the station.

Kudos Brian Winnekans

WRDN Durand, WI broadcaster Brian Winnekins is being recognized by the National Association of Farm Broadcasters as the 2020 Farm Broadcaster of the year. Brian served as the NAFB president in 2016 and is also a former regional VP for the organization.

Powerful Miami Host Dies

Armando Perez Roura was a popular host on Jorge Rodriguez's La Poderosa 670 Miami. Perez Roura died at the age of 92 from a heart attack. He fled Cuba in the 1960's and became a radio star, using the medium to argue against the Fidel Castro regime.

New Market Manager For Townsquare in Texas

Townsquare Media has hired Mason Benitez to run the company's Victoria Texas 4-station cluster. Benitez joins Townsquare from Cumulus where he oversaw sales in Beaumont, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana. He also worked for CBS Radio in Houston.

Bud & Broadway Coming to OKC

The Bud and Broadway Show is set to debut on KXXY 96.1 FM in Oklahoma City on December 1. SuiteRadio syndicates the show that is now heard in eight states.

CPR Hires New PD

Colorado Public Radio has hired Gillian Coldsnow as its new program director for CPR News. Coldsnow spent the past 27 years at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Pullman, Washington, where she's been PD since 2014.

Alice Gets A New Voice

Vanessa Hale is the new midday show host on Alice 97.3, KLLC-FM in San Francisco. Hale began her on-air career at KYSR in L. A. as weekend host for a year before moving to Santa Rosa to become the afternoon drive host for KHTH.

Bruce St. James Replacing Mancow on WLS

St. James has been co-hosting mornings at Bonneville's KTAR-FM in Phoenix with Pamela Hughes. He'll take over the morning show at Cumulus owned WLS in Chicago on December 14. St. James made the announced in a Facebok video.

BOB-FM Welcomes Back Rick & Carly

After more than a dozen year hiatus, Rick & Carly are returning to Boise radio. KSRV (96.1 BOB FM), Boise is bringing the duo back to host mornings starting November 30.

Contract Extension for WGN’s Manfredini

HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini host has signed on for another four years. The show is also being extended an hour starting January 2, 2021.

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