In Brief - January 4, 2013
January 4, 2013


Scotty Finck
Congratulations to Hollywood Records VP/Promotion Scotty Finck on his promotion to the SVP of Promotion post for the Disney Music Group. Finck, who will begin his 15th year with the company in March, fills the void left with the departure of Justin Fontaine. Finck will report to Disney Music Group EVP/Marketing Ken Bunt.

Greater Media-Boston has flipped the 96.9 format again, as the station becomes Classic Hits "Mike 96.9 - Playing Anything We Feel Like." This is the third different format for the frequency this week since flipping from Talk WTKK earlier this week. The station was "Power 96.9" on Wednesday and EDM-centric "NOVA 96.9" on Thursday. It is unknown if the format wheel will continue to spin next week or when Greater Media will reveal the final fate of the 96.9 frequency. For now, you can hear Mike 96.9 at 969mikefm.com. An announcement from Greater Media merely says once again that "We'll have more surprises throughout the upcoming days!"

Sarah Lee Owensby is exiting her role with Orlando & The Freakshow on Rhythmic WLLD/Tampa. Owensby will be moving to Los Angeles to be with her fiancee, Rob Wagman, who recently joined Contemporary Christian KFSH/Los Angeles for afternoons.
 
Jeff Adams, PD at AC WVAF and Classic Hits sister WKAZ/Charleston, is appointed OM of West Virginia Radio Corporation's seven station Charleston cluster.

Programming vet Lenny Diana is named PD at Rock WWSK/Long Island.

Brian Phillips joins the airstaff at Adult Hits WIQI (i101.1)/Chicago, starting Monday, January 7. Phillips was most recently Head of Promotion & Artist Development at Megaforce Records and previously at the now-defunct Modern Rocker WRXP/New York.

Brian Whitaker is promoted to Imaging Director of all five FM stations in Saga's Des Moines cluster.

Samantha Selowayne rises to VP/Urban Promotion at RCA. Selowayne previously was Sr. National Director/Urban Promotion.

Greg Janoff joins Townsquare Media as RVP for New Jersey. Janoff formerly served as EVP/Revenue for Merlin Media.

CBS Sports Radio announces its weekend lineup for the new, nationally syndicated network. "We’ve put together a tremendous lineup of experienced hosts from some of the most well-regarded sports stations," said Eric Spitz, Director of Programming, CBS Sports Radio. "Weekends are where the action is in the sports world and CBS Sports Radio will provide our listeners with cutting edge analysis, high profile interviews and late breaking news." Weekend hosts include Amy Lawrence, Marc Malusis, Brandon Tierney, Gregg Giannotti, Jody McDonald, Adam The Bull, John Kincade, Vinny Cerrato & Rob Long, Kris Jenkins and Josh Innes & Ted Johnson.




 
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Rob Roberts
OM/Cumulus Atlanta

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