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Paige Grady Wins Beasley Award

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Beasley Media Group, Inc. announced that Paige Grady has been named the company’s President’s Club Overall Winner for the calendar year 2015. This is the first time that Ms. Grady, Senior Account Manager for Beasley’s Tampa cluster, has earned this prestigious award.

Former WFAN Exec Joins ESPN

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Steve Kalman in the new LSM at 98.7 ESPN in New York. Most recently Kalman managed play-by-play sales at WFAN. After spending more than a decade in the trade events business, Kalman left his last role as a VP at Reed Exhibitions in 2005 and moved into managing sports broadcast media sales. He's led and managed broadcast play-by-play sales teams for the NY Mets, NY Giants, and NY Yankees. He also spent two years as GSM at a rock station in Connecticut.

Elder Takes Hewitt Syndication Slot

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Salem Media Group announced Wednesday that Larry Elder will take over for Hugh Hewitt as of April 4. Hewitt will move to mornings that same day. The changes are all a result of Bill Bennett stepping away from the morning slot on Salem's network.

Lucas Honored By Children’s Miracle Network

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Alex Lucas, host of Entravision's syndicated morning show, El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas, will be awarded Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Hispanic Radio Person of the Year during Momentum, the charity’s annual Network-wide event. The award honors a U.S. Latino radio station staff member who has gone above and beyond in supporting CMN.

iHeart Austin Signs Billy The Kidd

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The Billy The Kidd Show debuts on KHFI, 96.7 Kiss FM, Monday in morning drive. Anne Hudson will co-host the show with Kidd. Since December, mornings at KHFI have been music based, and Elvis Duran was on before that.

WLS-FM Adds Tom Kent

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It was back in 1980 when Tom Kent first appeared on WLS, which was AM only at the time. Kent now returns to his old stomping grounds Saturday nights from 7p-Midnight with "Ultimate Party" on Cumulus Classic Hits WLS 94.7 FM. Kent said Brian Thomas is one of the smartest programmers out there bar none. "I mean, why else would he put me on the most legendary station on the planet?

WBLK Buffalo Adds Harvey

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"The People’s Station," 93.7 WBLK in Buffalo (Townsquare) has added The Steve Harvey Morning Show to the station’s weekday morning lineup. WBLK Brand Manager Chris Reynolds stated, “WBLK is very excited to bring the heart, humor, music and celebrity of The Steve Harvey Morning Show to all of our listeners in Western New York.”

Wisniewski Lands With Midwest In Terre Haute

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He was let go from his job as LSM by Emmis in St. Louis in a round of budget cuts earlier this year. Tuesday it was announced that Dave Wisniewski is the new General Sales Manager for the Midwest Communication cluster of stations in Terre Haute.

A Dream Come True For Sabrina

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iHeartRadio's 97.1 WASH-FM in Washington has hired Sabrina Conte as midday host. Conte began her radio career as a traffic reporter for what is now Total Traffic Network in Silver Spring, MD. Conte said, “Hosting the midday show on WASH-FM is a dream come true. I am so excited to be a part of such a fun, well-respected radio station in my hometown and look forward to joining this talented team."

Y108 Pittsburgh Promotes D’Antonio To Middays

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The opening at the CBS station was created by last week’s announcement that Ally was moving from middays to mornings to be part of the Ally & Andy morning show. D'Antonio has been with CBS Pittsburgh for the past six months working weekends and fill-in for both Y108 and 100.7 Star.


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