In Brief - December 4, 2012
December 4, 2012

Rhythmic AC KJHM/Denver names Randy "Bubba" Black as its new PD/morning host. Black formerly was PD at Country KATM/Modesto.

CHR WERO (Bob 993)/Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville welcomes J. Slater to nights. Slater has been a part-timer at NextMedia's Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville cluster, joining the company earlier this year. OM Chris "Hollywood" Mann commented, "We are thrilled to have J. Slater on our team. As a part timer he has worked hard, shown the passion, energy, and drive to rock nights!  He lives the lifestyle and relates to the demo! In other words, one could say he has a connection with the ladies. We have confidence he will be a Superstar soon enough!"

CHR/Rhythmic KDHT flips to Adult Hits JACK FM. Jeff Norman, President, GM at Max Media-Denver, adds, "We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to bring JACK back to the Denver radio airwaves on 107.1. After all, Denver was the first US market to launch Jack FM in April of 2004. Jack is a strong brand and a proven format that connects deeply with millions of listeners from around the globe."

At Active Rock WJRR/Orlando, Pat Lynch and Taco Bob return for mornings. The duo fills the void left with the exit last month of morning co-host Crash. With this move, LT moves from morning co-host to nights, Dickerman goes from nights to afternoons while Mel Taylor remains in middays.

After 15 years with Adult Rock KMTT/Seattle, afternoon host Marty Riemer announces via his blog that he will be leaving on December 20.

CHR WKSS/Hartford night talent Prolifik is co-hosting a new TV show called Real Music Live. The show will air two half-hour specials, one on December 22 and then on January 5 on NBC-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami and San Diego, following Saturday Night Live. Those located outside of these markets can still catch the entire show and additional exclusive footage by visiting

Bill Cain
exits as OM at Midwest Communications-Terre Haute due to the elimination of he position.

Apple has expanded its digital iTunes Music Store to 56 more countries. Apple has announced that the iTunes store is open for business in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 more countries. In a statement, the company said, "The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists including The Beatles, Taylor Swift and Coldplay, and world-renowned classical musicians including Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang."

Jacobs Media consultant Ralph Cipolla is slated to exit sometime in early 2013 after nearly 10 years with the company.

Gregory S. Harris, Rock and Roll of Fame and Museum VP of Development, will become President and CEO succeeding long-time President and CEO Terry Stewart, who announced in May his intention to retire from the position by the end of next year. The transition will be effective January 1, 2013.

Clear Channel announces that iHeartRadio is now available on the Logitech UE Smart Radio, which allows users to stream unlimited music from online radio stations, music services and their music libraries over their home Wi-Fi network. Logitech UE Smart Radio will now feature iHeartRadio’s more than 1,500 live radio stations from across the country as well as the ability to create custom stations inspired by favorite artists or songs. 

Mitsubishi Motors North America is the first automaker to announce integrated audio entertainment and real-time traffic services using HD Radio Technology. The 2014 Outlander will be the first Mitsubishi vehicle to receive both real-time traffic information integrated into its navigation system as well as upgraded audio and expanded content and the features of digital AM and FM broadcasts via HD Radio Technology.

The Harry Fox Agency will provide licensing services for Amazon for the company's digital Cloud player.

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Republic Records

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