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Elvis To Host Golden Mike Awards

Elvis Duran, host of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, will host the 2016 Golden Mike Award, February 29 in New York City. iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman will be honored.

Premiere Promotes Annie Zidarevich

Zidarevich gets the newly created position of VP of West Coast Operations for Premiere Networks. In her previous role as VP of Network Operations for FOX Sports Radio, Zidarevich was responsible for overseeing the operations of FSR’s 24/7 lineup, as well as managing studio operations and program staffing needs for Premiere in L.A. Her expanded role will now include all West Coast programming operations for Premiere.

WLS-FM Releases Afternoon DJ Danny Lake

The Chicagoland Radio and Media Blog has the details about Lake's firing which took place late yesterday. The blog states no reason was given, although it appears to be for budgetary reasons. Lake had been with WLS-FM since 2008. Last night, Lake took to his Facebook page with the news...

Christian Host Arrested in Toledo

Proclaim FM 102.3 host Mark Howington has been arrested for inappropriately touching a woman in a Target bathroom on February 11th. According to 13ABC TV police allege Howington went into the women's bathroom at Target and slapped Piechowski's behind "extremely hard" as he passed her. Police have charged Howington with assault, obstructing official business and carrying concealed weapons.

iHeartMedia Promotes Daily in Tampa

Travis Daily has been named Region Senior VP of Programming for the Tampa region, which includes Sarasota. Daily will keep his position as PD for WFUS-FM in Tampa. Daily has consistently been on Radio Ink's Best Country PD list. iHeart has 13 radio stations in Tampa and Sarasota.

Gann Promoted in Austin/San Antonio Region

iHeartMedia also announced on Wednesday that Brian Gann has been promoted to Director of Operations for Spoken Word in the Austin-San Antonio region. He will oversee WOAI and KTKR in San Antonio and KVET-AM in Austin. Gann has been with iHeartMedia since January of 2014 where he served as the PD for WOAI and KTKR. Before San Antonio, Gann was the Ops Manager for Journal in Tulsa for more than 23 years.

Host Booted From Syndicated Show

Apparently a rift between Eric Zane and Townsquare has lead to Zane no longer being part of the trio that made up the syndicated "Free Beer & Hot Wings" show. Gregg Daniel and Chris Michaels hosted the show with Zane and according to a statement from the hosts, Zane is out. "Our parent company and he have severed ties which means that it is impossible for us to carry on with him." No additional details were given.

WLW Host Arrested on Drug Charges

WLW Radio personality and local defense attorney faces charges of drug possession and operating a vehicle while impaired, according to TV station WCPO in Cincinnati. Wells was charged after being stopped by a trooper on I-75 after a call about an erratic driver.

Imus Returns to South Florida.

Don Imus will now be heard on News/Talk WSWN (900 AM) from 6-9 a.m. GM Matthew Goldapper says, “South Florida is the perfect fit for Don Imus. He is a legend. There are many people who have moved from the Northeast to South Florida that are huge Imus fans and will once again have that opportunity to enjoy his show.”

92.3 WIL Adds Scott Roddy As PD

Hubbard Radio St. Louis has announced the hiring of veteran radio professional Scott Roddy, to lead the programming efforts for its New Country radio station 92.3 WIL. Roddy most recently spent three years successfully programming and leading Saga Radio’s cluster in Bellingham, Washington.

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