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Former WGCI PD Kris Kelley Passes

Kelley was well-known to Chicago listeners as an on-air personality with WGCI-FM. In October, 2015, iHeartMedia also gave her dual PD duties with WGCI and WKSC-FM. She was 45 years old.

Bill Moffett Passes

He was one of the biggest rock radio voices in Houston and went on to use his booming voice to start his own production company. Mike McGuff reported Moffett's passing by writing radio "lost a musical genius."

Former Bronco Mark Schlereth Joins 104.3 The Fan

Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) Program Director Armen Williams announced Friday that Mark Schlereth will be joining Mike Evans to host Schlereth and Evans, weekdays from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan, beginning Monday, January 25, 2016.

Wagnon Joins Nina D. For Mornings On New KMLE

Christopher “Matthews” Wagnon will take up the co-host position of the New KMLE @ 107.9 morning show, effective immediately. He joins Nina D. who has been with the morning show since November 2012.

Rainey Gets Big Promotion At CMG

Cox Media Group has named Jodi Rainey its new Director of National Sales for its Radio Division. Rainey will now oversee sales strategies for all 60 CMG stations. She'll retain her position as Regional National Sales Manager for Jacksonville and Tampa. Rainey’s career with CMG includes GSM at Tampa’s WSUN/97X and AE in both Tampa and Atlanta. She's been on Radio Ink's MIW list and was a Radio Ink Radio Wayne finalist in 2014 and 2015.

Radio One Says Hard Work Pays Off

The company recently promoted both Tami Honesty (Dallas) and Marsha Landess (Richmond) to Station Managers of their markets. On Thursday, both were promoted again, now to VP/GM with full operating accountability for their markets.

Kenny Jay To Program KMPS-FM Seattle

Jay takes over programming duties of the country outlet as of Monday. He replaces Ed Hill who exited in April of 2015 and Carey Curelop. Curelop remains on as Vice President/Programming of CBS Seattle and Program Director of 102.5 KZOK-FM, 96.5 JACK-FM and 1090 KFNQ-AM.

Univision Taps Ferradas To Lead Music Division

In this newly created position, Jorge “Pepo” Ferradas will be responsible for the development of an integrated music strategy for all music-focused efforts across the company, including UCI’s music tentpole events and working with the company’s radio programming team.

Longtime KCBS Anchor Dies At 88

Al Hart, a legendary voice in San Francisco, died Thursday morning. According to his family, Hart died following a long-term illness. Hart joined KCBS in 1966, two years before the all-news format arrived. During his 34 year career at KCBS, Hart delivered the news of the day, including major Bay Area stories such as the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake and the 1991 Oakland Hills fire. He retired in 2000. Picture courtesy
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Energy 102.3’s Scotty Moves To Middays

Energy 102.3, Peoria, announced that Scott Ehlke has moved from nights to middays on Energy 102.3. The move was made Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. Ehlke, a Michigan native, has been in radio for five years.

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