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Mentesana Joins Mt. Wilson As GSM

John Mentesana is the new GSM for Mt. Wilson Broadcasting's Go Country 105, K-Mozart 1260, and KJAZZ 88.1 in Los Angeles. Mentesana joins Mt. Wilson from iHeart Media where he was a Senior AE for the past five years.

CMG Jacksonville Names Nichole Hartman GSM

Hartman will also serve as Brand Manager for 95.1 WAPE, WJGL Eagle 96.9, and Hot.

Dave And Chuck The Freak Renew With WRIF

WRIF-FM Detroit morning personalities Dave and Chuck the Freak have signed a new multi-year contract with the Greater Media station. The duo has been hosting mornings on WRIF since 2013.

Radio One Promotes Rahmani

Josh Rahmani is currently the Director of Sales for Reach Media. He's been promoted to Vice President, National and Corporate Sales for the local radio group of Radio One. Rahmani started his career at Radio One in 2005 as a Corporate Sales Assistant after graduating from the University of Maryland with a BA in Communications.

Jackson Lands Fox News Appointment

Conservative talk show host Kevin Jackson has been appointed to the role of FOX News contributor. The national television news network made the announcement Tuesday night, on The Kelly File.

Innes Calls Eagles Player “House Negro”

We'll see if there's any fallout from CBS management in Philadelphia after popular WIP sports talker Josh Innes put his foot in his mouth yesterday and had to quickly apologized.

Pugh Takes Over Phoenix For CBS Radio

Dave Pugh is the new Senior VP/Market Manager and Director of Sales for the cluster of CBS stations in Phoenix, which includes KMLE-FM (Country), KOOL-FM (Classic Hits), and KZON-FM (Top 40). Pugh succeeds Tim Pohlman, who was recently appointed Senior Vice President and Market Manager of the division’s stations in Chicago.

Cox Atlanta Taps Tad Lemire For B98.5

Tad Lemire will join Melissa Carter on B98.5 in Atlanta. Lemire, formerly on CMG Tulsa’s Mix 96, will be half of new Tad & Melissa Show weekday mornings 5 to 9 a.m. beginning Feb 1.

Beasley Ups Two In Tampa

Beasley Media Group has announced a pair of staff upgrades in Tampa Bay. Ted Cannarozzi has been named Q105’s program director and WQYK’s Promotions Director Hillary Hatch has been elevated to new responsibilities as the Tampa Bay cluster’s Marketing Director.

ASCAP Names Two New Senior VP’s

ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced Tuesday that Nicole George-Middleton (pictured) and Shawn LeMone have both been promoted to Senior Vice President, Membership.

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