WNKS KISS 95.1’s Maney, Roy and LauRen Morning Show crew will appear on TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life, starring Whitney Thore. The third season premieres Wednesday, June 8 at 9/8c.
Gantt will hold shifts on both KHQT (Hot 103) and KSNM (Classic Hits 98.7). A North Carolina native, Stacy "Carolina" Gantt is also a graduate of the Charlotte, NC, campus of Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Her first radio job was an intern on the Ace & TJ Show on WNKS.
Mike Tyler, owner of Broadcast Affiliate Sales and partner in Fishnet Syndication, has been hired by BizTalkRadio to head up affiliate relations. Tyler was most recently VP at TKO Radio Networks, which he and his Partner Kent Jones purchased. Mike was also VP of Rejoice Radio Networks before becoming a Partner in Fishnet Syndication. Tyler has also served on the NAB's Board of Directors.
The former WRQN-FM Toledo PD is joining the Tom Kent Radio Network. He is moving into affiliate sales handling AC and Country products. Elliott has also had stops at South Central Media in Evansville, IN, and Northern Broadcast Group in Traverse City. He was also Chief Marketing Consultant of Radio One 2 One in Indianapolis.
Westwood One is will celebrate Independence Day with a four-hour holiday music special, Celebrate the USA with Maddie & Tae. The all-star birthday party will feature music from Country all-stars Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, and Florida Georgia Line.
Steve Lehman, the founder and CEO of Premiere Networks, and chairman of multiplatform media company Business Rockstars, is joining a company called Creatv Media. The new firm is being launched by Peter Csathy. According to Variety, Creatv’s investments will be focused on seed-stage rounds in emerging technology and the digital media space.
710 ESPN Seattle is expanding to 14 hours of local, weekday programming with the addition of Gee Scott from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning next week. Scott’s journey into the Seattle sports scene began in 2003, cleaning the vehicles of Seahawks’ players and coaches.
Original Country Gold with Rowdy Yates has joined the roster on Country Legends 97.1 (KTHT FM) in Houston, and will air Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 12 midnight beginning June 11. Yates worked in Houston from 1994-2011 and is best known for his afternoon drive show on KILT-FM, Rowdy’s Ride Home.
Cox Media Group has announced that their Ohio Market VP Julia Wallace will be retiring from the company at the end of the year. Wallace joined Cox in 2000 as Managing Editor of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. The search for Wallace’s successor will begin immediately. In the interim, Rob Rohr, CMG Ohio’s General Manager, will oversee the operation.
The former Abacast CEO merged his company with WideOrbit in June of 2014. As part of the transaction, Green stayed for two years as VP of streaming for WideOrbit. That agreement has come to an end and Green says he's moving on. "I’ve been a startup mentor, advisor, board member, and executive and I’m interested in these types of roles going forward." Green can be reached at [email protected]