Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Festival sold out on Saturday in just eight minutes. The festival lineup was announced last Monday morning and will include Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, No Doubt, P!nk, Linkin Park, Green Day and many, many more.
In addition to last week's promotions of Brian Olson and Kevin Legrett at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, the company has also paired its SVPs of Operations with its programmers as part of CCME's continued, internal re-organization. EVPs Hartley Adkins and Tom McConnell report to President of Major Market Operations Tom Schurr, while Brad Hardin is paired with Adkins and Gene Romano with McConnell. President of Regional Markets Matt Martin oversees Legrett, Olson and John Rohm. Rohm is partnered with Rod Phillips. Olson will partner with Carl Anderson, while Legrett will be paired with Jon Zellner.
Chuck Bortnick, Cumulus Media Northeast RVP, segues to Houston for management duties at CHR KRBE and will additionally add RVP responsibilities for markets in the region, which will be announced soon. As a result, Donna Baker moves from Cumulus-Houston Market Manager to Chicago as Market Manager of Talk WLS-AM and Oldies WLS-FM. Baker replaces Dave Crowl who continues to oversee operations for the Cumulus-Chicago station cluster and takes on additional RVP duties in his expanded region.
At Clear Channel Hot AC KMYI (Star 94.1)/San Diego, AJ of AJ In The Morning exits, along with co-host Hula. Co-host Delana, who also hosts middays at the station, remains on-board at Star 94.1.
Rhythmic CHR KOPW (Power 106.9)/Omaha adds Heather Jordan for middays.
At Rhythmic CHR WPOW/Miami, weekend/part-timer Vic Mendez resigns.
Todd Nuke'em returns to Modern Rock KXRK (X96) as its new afternoon drive host.
George King is named OM of Townsquare Media's Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley, Colorado station cluster. King previously worked for Cumulus as Country WCTO/Allentown PD/middayer and OM for the cluster.
Tom Barnard enlists for four more years as morning host at Classic Rock KQRS/Minneapolis. Barnard has hosted mornings at the station for 26 years.
Best Buy, Premiere Networks and the syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx announce a partnership. "Sixx Sense Rock" will "bring the 'best rock on the radio' into Best Buy stores. The promotion launches this week, with a special Sixx Sense Rock branded display in stores featuring feature a selection of eight rock albums. In addition, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and www.SixxSense.com will highlight one of the albums each week for eight weeks. Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks SVP of Programming, stated, "Sixx Sense, now heard in nearly 100 markets nationwide, has proven itself as the new destination for rock music. Both Nikki and Premiere are committed to exposing great rock music to an even wider audience, and together with Best Buy, we are now reaching the consumer in more ways than ever before." Sixx Sense Rock will also feature a number of contests for consumers during its eight-week run. Details can be found at www.SixxSense.com/BestBuy.