American Media Investments flips All-Comedy KCAR (LOL 104.3)/Joplin to Hot AC as Star 104.3.
Hot AC WRWM (i94)/Indianapolis names Mary Kennedy as midday host. Kennedy arrives in Indy from sister Cumulus station CHR KRBE/Houston.
Ryan Bjorn is promoted to PD at Woodward Radio Group'sRock WAPL and Active Rock WZOR/Appleton, WI. Bjorn who has been with the Woodward Radio Group since 2001, fills the position vacated by Joe Calgaro who joined Sagaís WHQG (102.9 The Hog)/Milwaukee in September.
Three more Clear Channel CHR stations announce their 2012 Jingle Ball concerts: At WHYI (Y100)/Miami, the 2012 Jingle Ball will take place on Saturday, December 8 at the BB&T Center. Justin Bieber will appear as special guest host, with Enrique Iglesias, Ke$ha, fun., Flo Rida, OneRepublic, Neon Trees, PSY, Ed Sheeran, Austin Mahone, Karmin, Cher Lloyd, Zedd, Afrojack and Megan & Liz all set to perform. "Itís that time of the year Ė Jingle Ball has become top artists favorite way to celebrate the holiday season with Y100ís listeners," said Alex Tear, Y100 PD and Clear Channelís Top 40 National Programming Brand Coordinator. "Weíre very excited and proud to have assembled one of the hottest events of the year for music fans of all ages." The recently-launched WWPW (Power 96.1)/Atlanta will hold its Jingle Ball on December 12, with Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Owl City and Austin Mahone on the bill. At WFLZ/Tampa, the 2012 Jingle Ball will take place December 9 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The lineup features Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, OneRepublic, Ed Sheeran, PSY, Sean Kingston, The Ready Set, Bridgit Mendler, Austin Mahone, Walk The Moon and Zedd with Matthew Koma. "93.3 FLZís Jingle Ball has become Tampa Bayís premiere holiday concert," said PD Tommy Chuck. "We are excited to bring pop musicís hottest artists to our fans this season and ring in the holiday in true 93.3 FLZ style." Meanwhile at WIOQ (Q102)/Philadelphia, the station's own Jingle Ball sold out over the weekend in record time.
Modern Rock WFNX.com announces its official on-air lineup, when the Internet station re-launches on Halloween. APD Mike Gioscia will handle 9 a.m.-noon, with station Executive Producer Kurt St. Thomas on noon - 2 p.m., AMD Sabrina Lloyd from 2-5 p.m. and MD Michael Marotta heard 5-6 p.m. with 'FNX's local show "Boston Accents."
JacobsMedia's Techsurvey9 will launch early in 2013. Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs says, "The data from TS8 was spectacular, providing broadcasters with a unique look at their audiences. From the use of digital platforms to the emotional triggers that make broadcast radio unique, it was a groundbreaking study and helped the industry better understand the major changes taking place in social media, digital channels, mobile, and more. Weíre hoping to make Techsurvey9 bigger and better." This new study will feature tracking so that broadcasters can see the changes that occur with audience usage and habits from year-to-year, as well as deeper dives into a number of areas. Broadcasters can sign up online by clicking here and/or contact Lisa Riker at Jacobs Media for more information. 248-353-9030 email@example.com
Universal Republic Records names Theda Sandiford as VP of Digital Marketing.
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment-Miami names Justin Wittmayer as Director of Sales, effective immediately. Wittmayer will oversee the sales efforts for Clear Channel-Miamiís seven station cluster.
Former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain will speak at the 2012 Arbitron Client Conference, slated for December 5 and 6 in Annapolis, MD.