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More Political Content On The Way

As election season heats up, Crossover Media Group Sales, a new cross-platform content-production and advertising-sales rep firm has added four new political Talk programs to its roster.

Sebastian Ready To Unveil A New Format

Programming mastermind John Sebastian tells Radio Ink he's created a new winning format for the 55+ demo which he says is "the most undervalued, under appreciated, under exploited, demographic in American life right now."

Alisa Roth Joins MPR To Cover Mental Health

It’s an issue that isn’t discussed nearly enough and Minnesota Public Radio is addressing that with Call to Mind, American Public Media’s mental health initiative. And to further strengthen their coverage, MPR has now added Roth to its news staff.

Woody Show Picked Up By 104.9 In Albany

ALT 104.9, Albany’s New Alternative, is the latest station to add The Woody Show to its lineup. The syndicated program now airs on 104.9 Monday through Saturday, 6-10a.m. ET. 

Entercom Promotes Savoy-Smith

Ivy Savoy-Smith is the new D.O.S for Entercom's Washington, DC, cluster which includes WJFK-FM, WIAD-FM, WPGC-HD3, WLZL-FM, WJFK-AM, and WPGC-FM. Savoy-Smith is promoted from the Director of Local Sales slot at WPGC-FM and WLZL-FM.

iHeart Elevates Phillips

On Monday morning, iHeartMedia announced its National Programming Group promoted Rod Phillips to the new position of Executive VP of Country Programming Strategy. Phillips has led the iHeartCountry team since 2015 and has more than 25 years’ programming experience.

Norden Heads To Charleston

iHeartMedia Charleston has hired Pete Norden as its new Senior VP of Sales for that market's four stations. Norden has 24 years of radio experience. He's moving to Charleston from Tampa where he held a similar position for iHeart.

Beasley New Jersey Hands Stiansen Big Role

In news from Beasley Media Group New Jersey, Gregg Stiansen has been named National Sales Manager. September 10. Stiansen most recently served as the General Manager of Salem Media Group’s WFIL-AM and WNTP-AM in Philadelphia.

KDKA Host Says He Has Cancer

Marty Griffin revealed on his show Monday that he has Squamous Cell Cancer. He was off the air for two weeks in August, and other days here and there. On Monday he explained why.

“Big Red” Getting Listeners Out Of Bed

Country station Y105.6 (WYTE) in Wausau/Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has added Larry “Big Red” Wnorowski to the team. Big Red joins WYTE as Brand Manager and morning show personality. 

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