In Brief - March 27, 2014
March 27, 2014

Entercom Communications Corp. elevates Joe Schembri to VP of Corporate Business Development, Sports Sales and Sponsorships. In his new role, Schembri will work directly with clients to create local, regional, and national campaigns that reach and engage consumers by utilizing multiple platforms to drive incremental revenue that include radio, sports play-by-play, event sponsorships, digital, database, mobile and social. Schembri most recently served as Entercom VP of Business Development.

Cumulus announces the appointment of veteran radio programming and operations professional JR Schumann as OM for Country stations KPLX-FM and KSCS-FM/Dallas. Schumann, who joins the stations from the PD post at Country WWKA/Orlando, has programmed for Cox Radio Group in Birmingham and Orlando. John Dickey, Cumulus EVP & Co-Chief Operating Officer, said: “JR is a talented and experienced Country program director, and is a natural fit for Cumulus’ industry-leading country music stations. We are very pleased to welcome him to the company, and he is a tremendous addition to our two outstanding Dallas Country stations, KPLX 99.5 The Wolf and New Country 96.3 KSCS. We look forward to seeing the stations thrive under his leadership as Operations Manager.”

Kelly Martinez is named PD/morning host at Hot AC KORR/Pocatello. Martinez most recently handled PD/mornings at KLLP and was air talent at KCDI/Pocatello.

Bridget Herrmann exits as Head of Promotion at Megaforce Records. You can reach her at

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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