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Ron “Charles” Gitschier Passes Away

Gitschier was 56. He was the first person hired by Flagler Broadcasting, as Chief Engineer 10 years ago, to build Flagler County Florida's first radio station, WNZF. Ron was a proud retired Navy veteran of 23 years who moved to Flagler County in 2003.

Breakfast Club’s #Change4Change Radiothon Is Nov. 15

Syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club has announced that this year’s #Change4Change radiothon, will benefit PROJECT 375, an organization whose mission is to "unlock human potential through conversation, education and inspiration."

What Happened To Chris Wegmann?

Entercom announced on Wednesday that Kevin Cassidy (pictured) is the new Market Manager for Entercom New Orleans, replacing Chris Wegmann. Wegmann, a New Orleans Native, came over to Entercom in August of 2017 to replace Chris Claus who retired.

Swanson Out Already. Hammer Takes Over.

That was quick, Jack. Cumulus announced that the recently hired Jack Swanson would rather be on the beach than programming KGO and KSFO in San Francisco. Swanson was back for a month before leaving again. He programmed KGO and KSFO from 1994 to 2011.

Two New Shows Out Colorado Way

Making its debut Wednesday, November 7, was the Heckuva Show with Michael Brown, which will broadcast weeknights from 7-8 on KOA NewsRadio in Denver. In addition, the new Caplis and Kafer show airs afternoons on TalkRadio 630 KNOW from 4-7. 

Beasley Promotes Two To Format Captains

Boston Program Directors Mike Thomas of WBZ-FM/98.5 The Sports Hub and David Corey of Country 102.5 WKLB-FM have been elevated to the position of National Format Brand Managers for the company.

Orlando Rules Atlanta

Orlando Rosa has been named PD for iHeart's El Patron 105.3 in Atlanta. Rosa joins the Atlanta market from Rivera Communications where he was operations manager.

Suarez Joins United Stations

United Stations Radio Networks needed a representative in its Affiliate Relations department, so they recruited radio and music industry veteran Gina Suarez. Suarez has an impressive history of working hand-in-hand with radio stations and their programming departments.

Former SiriusXM CEO Dies

Joe Clayton was CEO of Sirius from 2001 to 2004 and chairman from 2004 to 2008. He died this past Saturday at the age of 69 after a brief battle with an undisclosed illness. Clayton was involved in the launch of DirecTV, Hopper DVR and Sling TV.

SummitMedia Gain Experienced VP In Nicholas

Val Nicholas has been named Senior VP, Creative Director for SummitMedia. Previously, Nicholas held senior positions at NBC News, MSNBC and ABC Entertainment.

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