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Wilbur Returns to KVI-AM Seattle

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As of January 4, Kirby Wilbur will host the midmorning slot on Seattle’s Talk Radio 570 KVI, replacing Glenn Beck. Wilbur will team with KVI morning drive host John Carlson in the 9 a.m. hour and take over solo 10 to noon.
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Elisa Jaffe Joins KOMO Radio News Team

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All-newser KOMO in Seattle found its next afternoon anchor right across the hall at KOMO-TV. Starting Monday Elisa Jaffe becomes part of the afternoon drive team on KOMO.

Letty B Takes Over for Sisanie on KIIS-FM

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Letty B gets the 10AM-3PM slot on the iHeart station in L.A. after Sisanie left to work with Ryan Seacrest, taking the seat previously occupied by Ellen K.

Alpha Gets More Marketing Help

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Valerie Sickles is the new Corporate Marketing Manager reporting to Corporate VP of Marketing Randi P’Pool. Sickles will be focused mainly on the East Coast and centrally located Alpha markets.

Gallenbeck To Lead Reno Media Group

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Reno Media Group owns 8 stations and Tricia Gallenbeck will now manage them all as VP and GM. Gallenbeck began her career as an AE for Beasley in Las Vegas.

Kramer Gets CoHost Chair in San Diego

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iHeartmedia's Channel 93.3 (KHTS-FM) has hired Steve Kramer to join “Geena the Latina” in the morning slot at the station. The new show will be called “Kramer & Geena.”

Couch Out at The Drive in Chicago

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Director of Creative Services Tom Couch has been let go by the Hubbard station, according to The Chicagoland Radio and Media Blog. The reason was budget cuts.

Judge Gives Balyo A Break

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John Balyo, who is serving 40 years in prison, for sexually abusing a child, had his sentence reduced by two years for turning on a former friend, who also had a perverted sexual interest in children, and cooperating with authorities.

Fletcher & Chop Get Multi-Year Alpha Deal

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The afternoon team at Alpha's Portland sports station has been working together for a few months now after doing separate shows. The company has decided to sign them to a new multi-year deal.

Pandora Hires Former BMW Exec

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Rob Passaro gets the title of VP of Product Management, Automotive and Consumer Electronics at Pandora. He has 19 years of technology experience, including 13 at BMW where he worked on in-car entertainment solutions


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