iHeartMedia Indianapolis Names Brett Beshore Market President

iHeartMedia has announced that Brett Beshore has been named Market President for Indianapolis, effective immediately. Beshore will oversee iHeartMedia Indianapolis’ four radio station brands and utilize its assets to provide quality programming for listeners as well as work with partners and advertisers to create new revenue opportunities. He will also be responsible for the market’s operations including sales, on-air and digital programming, events and promotion initiatives. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Brett bring his 20 plus years of sales and leadership experience to iHeartMedia Indianapolis,” says Earl Jones, President of iHeartMedia’s Kentucky-Indiana Region. “His understanding of our...

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Mobile Gets Mystic

Triple A WZEW/Mobile announces nighttime host Mystic Marge’s show will be expanded two hours from 6pm to Midnight to replace Catt Sirten’s Radio Avalon. 92ZEW is launching another radio stream that will be Radio Avalon 24/7, giving Catt’s fans longer listening time.  Sirten’s legendary show Catt’s Sunday jazz Brunch will remain on-air on Sundays. Director of Programming, Tim Camp, said “the on-air listener landscape is changing along with musical tastes as younger generations get older.  We thought it makes more sense to offer Catt’s show on a 24-hour basis...

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Elvis Duran To Be Inducted Into NAB Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame

Nationally-syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2018 NAB Show. The induction will occur during the new Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 9 at the Encore in Las Vegas. “Elvis Duran represents great radio. He has endured as one of America’s top radio talents and gets high ratings in syndication as well,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. “We are honored to recognize his successful radio career and add him to our distinguished NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.” Duran’s radio...

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Pete Ganbarg Promoted President of A&R For Atlantic Records

Pete Ganbarg has been promoted to the newly created position of President of A&R for Atlantic Records, based at the company’s New York headquarters. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald. In his new role, Ganbarg will continue to oversee A&R for Atlantic as well as its subsidiary labels, including Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner. Ganbarg, who began his music industry career nearly 30 years ago, joined Atlantic in 2008 as Executive Vice President of A&R. “Atlantic is above all an A&R-driven company, and Pete is the consummate...

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iHeartMedia Chicago Names Adam Kurtz SVP/Sales For Chicago Region

iHeartMedia has announced that Adam Kurtz has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for the Chicago Region, effective immediately. Kurtz will be responsible for all sales operations for the region that delivers a strong return on investment for clients reaching consumers through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media, personalities and live events. He will report to Matt Scarano, President of the Chicago Region for iHeartMedia. “Adam is a dynamic leader with an unparalleled skill set that makes him the perfect choice to lead our sales team,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia’s Chicago Region.  “Adam is a...

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eQB Cover Story

FMQB FACE-OFF: Jonathan Shuford, PD WRVW/107.5 The River, Nashville and Josh Reich, Warner Bros Records VP of Top 40 Promotion & Digital Strategy