Susan Groves exits as OM of Mid-West Family Broadcasting's Springfield, IL cluster to become OM of Journal Broadcast Group's four station cluster in Boise. Groves will also serve as PD of Triple A KRVB. Back at Mid-West/Springfield, Triple A WLCE PD Josie O'Donnell will become acting PD for Rock WQLZ.
CHR WZEE/Madison PD Hunter Quinn exits.
CHR WKSE/Buffalo announces that Jud Heussler has been promoted to MD/afternoon drive host. Heussler has been handling music and afternoon duties since April.
AC WFEZ/Miami names afternoon host Jeanne Ashley as MD.
Opie & Anthony have signed a two-year contract extension with SiriusXM. At the completion of the deal, the pair will have spent ten years with the satcaster and twenty years as an on-air team.
SiriusXMRadio has officially opened its new broadcast studio in Austin, TX. The new studio, in Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd, will be home to SiriusXM shows, musical performances, interviews, special broadcasts and more. SiriusXM will host a grand opening event on Friday, October 12 at the new studio with special guests Willie Nelson, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and others. Nelson’s SiriusXM channel, Willie’s Roadhouse, channel 56, will broadcast with host Dallas Wayne live from the new studio weekdays from 12:00—6:00 pm ET and will broadcast live from the event. "Austin is one of America’s most vibrant music cities, and we are excited to expand the SiriusXM footprint there with our new studio," said Scott Greenstein, President/Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The unpredictable but influential music scene of Austin, its artists and its style, will be represented by the amazing array of artists, and the shows and channels that will broadcast from there. Willie is an iconic and much-loved artist, who has been part of the SiriusXM family for years, and we are thrilled to have him help us open the studios."
FMQB offers condolences to the family and friends of legendary radio jingle producer Tony Griffin who passed away suddenly on September 29. He was 63.