Dan Watson is named OM/PD of Hot AC KLTG and Country KOUL/Corpus Christi.
CHR KISO (96.1 KISS-FM)/Omaha adds the syndicated Bobby Bones morning show, effective immediately. "I have a lot of close friends who live in Omaha and I’m extremely excited to be on the air here," said Bones. "I’m looking forward to getting to know the Omaha community and making connections with our new listeners."
Orphan Andrew, MD/afternoon host at Hot AC KBZC/Sacramento, takes on middays at sister CHR KDND on an interim basis.
Hot AC WLHT/Grand Rapids adds Connie and Curtis for wake up duties starting Monday (10/22), reports WZZM-TV 13. Connie and Curtis will replace the syndicated Kidd Kraddick morning show.
Live Nation SVP of Touring Kevin Morrow is exiting and will focus on a new entertainment company, Steel Wool Entertainment and Media. Morrow will partner with Vanguard/Sugar Hill vet Kevin Welk for this joint venture focused on creating strategic alliances with artists and content owners.
CHR WIOQ (Q102)/Philadelphia rounds out its 2012 Jingle Ball lineup with Karmin and Olly Murs. The full Jingle Ball lineup includes Justin Bieber, The Wanted, PSY, Ed Sheeran, Cher Lloyd, OneRepublic and Bridgit Mendler. It will be held Wednesday, December 5. The pre-sale for Jingle Ball sold out quickly this morning, with the general pre-sale beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m.
CHR WIHT (Hot 99.5)/Washington, D.C. announces the lineup for its first-ever Jingle Ball holiday concert. Set for Tuesday, December 11 at the Patriot Center, Hot 99.5's Jingle Ball features Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Ed Sheeran, PSY, Austin Mahone and Cher Lloyd. "We’re beyond excited to host D.C.’s first ever Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball for our fans this holiday season," said Hot 99.5 PD Mark Medina. "The concert is a great addition to the D.C. Metro area musical events and an amazing opportunity for our fans to see this year’s hottest artists and newest talent in one place."
CHR KDWB/Minneapolis has unveiled its star-studded lineup for the annual holiday concert, KDWB’s Jingle Ball 2012, taking place on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Xcel Energy Center. Hosted by KDWB, special performances will include OneRepublic, Conor Maynard, Ed Sheeran, Cher Lloyd, Owl City, Ellie Goulding, Train and PSY. “KDWB’s Jingle Ball is the can’t miss music event of holiday season,” said Rich Davis, KDWB's PD. “We’re pumped to bring the hottest pop acts on one stage all to the Twin Cities to celebrate the holiday season with our listeners.” Every year KDWB’s Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s official charity for KDWB’s Jingle Ball 2012 is the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR).
CBS Sports Radio announces that John Feinstein will be one of the hosts for the network’s weekday programming. Feinstein will be heard from 9 a.m. - noon weekdays on the network, which launches Wednesday, January 2.
Fox's syndicated Dish Nation; starring radio's Scott Shannon, Todd Pettengill, Rickey Smiley, Blaine Fowler, Allyson Martinek, Kidd Kraddick & others; has been a ratings hit this fall. According to Nielsen, ratings are up 18 percent from week one, now reaching 1.3 million people. Dish Nation is also the #1 youngest-skewing net syndicated show of the fall season and the third-youngest skewing overall.
Longtime music executive Larry Miller has been named EVP/GM for MediaNet. Miller is responsible for new service innovation in music and media rights management, partner acquisition, and revenue growth for the company, a major B2B provider of global, licensed digital music and related data to streaming music apps, subscription services, download stores and more.
The Frenchkiss Label Group adds four new labels under its umbrella: Jeffery Drag Records, Analog Edition Records, Manimal Vinyl Records and Battle Worldwide Recordings.