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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.

Arrest Made After Former Host Killed

Police in Gary, IN say a person of interest is in custody after former radio talk show host Velia Taneff and her daughter were killed. ABC 7 reports that 64-year old Lana Taneff was found dead in the family's home and her mother, 86-year-old Velia was found at her rental property next door.

JVC Brings Shackelford Back To Orlando

Len Shackelford will be programming WOTW, The WOLF, in Orlando for JVC Media. Shackelford has worked in Raleigh, Columbus, and most recently as Cox Media Group's Orlando Operations Manager and Country Format Coordinator. Afternoon Drive host Murph Dawg, who was the PD, will remain in that slot and will handle APD duties.
Kris Kelley

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.

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