Michael Steele joins Hot AC KTWN/Minneapolis as Director of Operations, effective October 2. Steele most recently was Head of Programming & Marketing for The Billy Bush Show.
John Cruz is named morning host at Hot AC WCDA/Lexington. Cruz, who hosts the aptly titled Morning Cruz, arrives from mornings at Urban Radio Country WSMO/Meridian and also was the Creative Services Director for company.
CHR WDJX/Louisville moves Sarah Jordan from nights to middays. Promotions Director/on-air part-timer Jake Minton adds night host duties.
CHR KWNW/Memphis welcomes Kwame “KD” Dankwa as its new night personality/Imaging Director. KD was most recently at CHRWZRT/Rutland, VT. His start date is October 1st. CCM+E/Memphis Market Manager Morgan Bohannon says, “With his programming background, KD will be a huge asset to the team. He has a wide range of skills and will be a great help to Dino as we continue to build the Radio Now brand into the CHR choice for Memphis.”
Due to a change in format, morning talent Ralphie Marino departs from the recently flipped Rock WIGX/Long Island.
Classic Rock WKLR/Richmond gets a tweak with the an infusion of some '90s rock titles and shifts from Richmond's Only Classic Rock Station to Rock 96.5, Richmond's Home For Rock.
Entercom Sports WEEI/Boston is splitting its AM and FM simulcast, with 850 AM broadcasting ESPN Radio starting Friday, October 5.
Yahoo! Music will stream Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Festival live online in HD. The festival will take place this Friday and Saturday (September 21 and 22) in Las Vegas. More information can be found at www.iheart.yahoo.com.
Online radio service Radionomy formally launches today in the U.S. "Radionomy is for fans who are passionate about creating and sharing content on their own station, and for whom sharing a song or playlist just isn’t enough," said Thierry Ascarez, VP of Business Development for Radionomy. "It’s also for listeners that may not want to create their own station, but want to discover and enjoy content programmed by a person, not an algorithm." Radionomy users create its programming and the service takes care of online broadcasting, rights management, scheduling and audience reporting. More information can be found at radionomy.com.