Author: Bob Burke

“Jazzy” Jim Archer Named Program Director For KMVQ/San Francisco

Bonneville International has announced that it has promoted “Jazzy” Jim Archer to Program Director at Top 40 KMVQ (99.7 Now)/San Francisco. Archer has served as KMVQ’s has been Assistant Program Director and Music Director of KMVQ since 2011.  He was also Program Director of KYLD/SF from 2005 to 2008. “Jazzy is the natural choice to continue 99.7 Now’s amazing run to the top in Bay Area radio,” said Carl Gardner, Market Manager for Bonneville San Francisco. “He knows the street and has the feel for what’s hot right now.” Bonneville will begin operating the station under a local marketing agreement...

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Entercom Chicago Launches Classic Hip-Hop/R&B Radio On WJMK With The New 104.3 JAMS

Entercom Communications has announced that WJMK-FM is ‘The New 104.3 JAMS, Chicago’s #1 for Throwbacks,’ the ultimate destination for classic Hip-hop and R&B. The New 104.3 JAMS will define the most memory-making era in music and super-serve the entire Chicago community. To celebrate the launch, the station is keeping it real by airing 10,000 songs in a row, back-to-back, and 100% commercial-free. The New 104.3 JAMS, will capture the essence of Chicago from when The Bulls won six NBA championships, to when locals like Oprah and Barack Obama became homegrown heroes. “The time has come to usher in a...

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WMGK-FM Legendary Morning Personality John DeBella Celebrates 35th Anniversary On The Philadelphia Airwaves

Beasley Media Group has announced WMGK-FM Morning Personality John DeBella celebrated his 35th Anniversary on the Philadelphia airwaves on Thursday, November 16th. The WMGK-FM staff, led by Program Director Bill Weston, Beasley Media Group Philadelphia’s Vice President Market Manager, Joe Bell and the entire staff burst into the studio and surprised legendary morning show host during his show to congratulate him for on being the on-air in Philadelphia for 35 years. During that time, DeBella has dedicated himself to serving the community. He has raised over $1.1 million for local veterans in his Veterans Radio-thon, collected over nine thousand...

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John & Charlie Are Ready To Wake You Up

John Hanson and Charlie Maxx‘s wake up show had become a part of the morning radio landscape in the Wilmington, Delaware market during the past six years on Beasley AC WJBR. But as the world of radio often turns the duo was laid off this week as station management decided to move in “different director,” Charlie Maxx tells FMQB. The duo even took to Facebook live for video to break the news to their loyal listeners. Maxx, an alumni of FMQB, also served as the station’s Program Director/Music Director. Hanson, the station’s Web Master/Content manager, both are now exploring and open to other opportunities. If you’re looking...

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iHeartMedia Des Moines Names Eric White MD/Imaging Director & Afternoon Personality For 107.5 KISS-FM

iHeartMedia Des Moines has announced that Eric White has been named Afternoon Personality, Music Director and Imaging Director for Top 40 107.5 KISS FM/Des Moines, effective November 27. Eric will broadcast from 2-7 p.m. As Music Director he will also assist in the day-to-day operations of the station’s music programming and be responsible for all of the station’s imaging.  He will report to Greg Chance, SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia Des Moines. “Eric has skills in a lot of different lanes of our business,” said Chance.“We look forward to working with him, driving his passion for radio and to build his...

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