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Luke An Impressive Addition For SiriusXM

Music and media vet Alex Luke has been named SVP, Digital Content for both SiriusXM and Pandora. Luke has managed programming, editorial, and artist relations at Napster, Apple, and most recently Amazon.

Zomorodi Perfect Fit For TED Radio Hour

Manoush Zomorodi is the new host of TED Radio Hour, which is carried on more than 600 public radio stations and is one of the top podcasts in the world. Since 2013, the show has been hosted by Guy Raz, who announced his departure in July.

Beasley Recognized With Lifetime Award

The Broadcasters Foundation of America will honor George Beasley, founder and Chairman of Beasley Media Group, with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at its Golden Mike Award dinner on Wednesday, March 4 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Martinez Injured In Car Accident

Known as “The Voice of New York,” Angie Martinez was hospitalized Monday morning with what she said on Twitter was a fractured lumbar and shattered vertebrae.

Portland Radio Icon Passes

Steve Pringle spent more than 25 years in radio across the Portland radio band. His journey found him on the airwaves at KINK, KMHD, and KGON.

Stei Leaves Media Staffing Network

Bob Stei exits Media Staffing Network where he served as a recruiter for the last year. Stei, is based outside Philadelphia, and handles weekends on Townsquare Media's WCHR-FM/Ocean-Monmouth, NJ.

Extra Three Hours Of Noory

Premiere Networks’ Coast to Coast AM with George Noory — Early Edition, a partial re-broadcast from the previous night, will be available to existing affiliates to air from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Downs Goes Into Texas Hall

Bryan Broadcasting’s GM Ben Downs became a 2019 Texas Hall of Fame inductee, on his birthday, over the weekend. Twenty Bryan Broadcasting employees boarded a bus from Bryan/College station and made the trek to see their boss honored.

Georgia HOF President Resigns

John Long is not only the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame President, he is also one of its co-founders. But Long has announced he is resigning effective April 1, 2020. Long and Sam Hale founded the nonprofit in 2007.

Keller Joins Lazer as LSM

Jeff Keller is the new Local Sales Manager for Lazer Broadcasting in Sacramento. Keller has worked in media in the Sacramento area for over 25 years, most recently as Senior AE for Comcast.

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