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Veteran DJ Jerry Bishop Passes

Art Vuolo reports that Veteran DJ and VO legend Jerry Bishop passed away this week. Bishop had been hospitalized for several weeks. Using the name Bill Bishop, Jerry worked at San Diego’s KCBQ in 1963. He came to L.A. in 1965 to work at KLAC.

Vin Scully Recovering From Fall

The longtime Dodger broadcaster, who's 92, fell in his California home this week. In a statement released by the team, Scully said, "I won't be doing anymore headfirst sliding." Scully broadcast Dodger games for 67 years and retired in 2016.

Connoisseur Promotes Banks to GM

Michael Banks is the new General Manager for Connoisseur's 2 stations in Frederick, MD WFRE-FM (Country) and WFMD-FM (Newstalk). Banks gets the big chair in Maryland after a 4-year run as GSM for Connoisseur on Long Island.

Beth Gets A Partner

Cox Media Group says Joe Pesh is joining Y100 San Antonio's Beth Chandler as the new co-host of the station’s morning show. The format of the station is New Country.

EMF Creates New Role To Oversee Radio Brands

Educational Media Foundation has created a new position called First Chief Content Officer. Jim Houser has been hired to fill that role and will oversee the company's two radio brands, KLOVE and Air1. Houser will report directly to CEO Bill Reeves.

JVC Adds COVID-19 Expert

Infectious Disease expert Dr. Rajeev Fernandez will join JVC stations every week to provide listeners with accurate information on the coronavisus pandemic. Fernandez, based in Southampton, NY, is the only US physician to investigate the outbreak in China.

Hosts Resign Over COVID Coverage

KID Newsradio, Idaho Falls morning team Neal Larson and Julie Mason have resigned. The hosts of "The Neal Larson Show" left the program April 20.

WGN Extends Williams Contract

WGN Radio AM 720 and host John Williams have inked an extension deal. Williams has been with the station for more than two decades.

Mason Moves To Nashville

Paul Mason is the new PD at sports station 104.5 The Zone/WGFX-FM in Nashville. Mason moves to Nashville from West Palm Beach where he was PD at Hubbard's NewsTalk 850 WFTL and Fox Sports 640.

Connoisseur Moves Condron To Ferocious

In October 2019 Connoisseur Media launched Ferocious Content which had a focus on video and social media content. In February of this year Connoisseur purchased marketing company Scorpion and named the new entity Ferocious Media. On Tuesday Long Island Market Manager Jim Condron was named Chief Creative Officer at Ferocious.

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