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Duo Upped At WRQX Mix 107.3

The Washington, DC, station has promoted WRQX Mix 107.3 Music Director Ashley Nickels to Assistant Program Director and part-time personality Seth King is now full-time host, nights. King’s show airs Monday through Friday from 7 p.m.-12 Midnight.

Cromwell Promotes Nickerson

Tara Nickerson has been named GM for Cromwell's eight stations in Decatur, replacing Chris Bullock. Nickerson has been with Cromwell for 14 years as PD and Operations Manager. Cromwell President Bud Walters said, "We're thrilled that Tara can accept this position. There were 35 applicants. She's been interim manager since mid-may and doing a wonderful job."

A View From The Top of The World

Our thanks to John Garziglia for sharing these pictures from his recent visit to One World Trade Center. Left to right, here are: David Layer, Senior Director, Advanced Engineering in NAB's Technology Department, John Garziglia, Communications Law Partner, Womble Carlyle, and Lynn Claudy, Sr VP, Technology, NAB at top of Four Times Square, and auxiliary transmitter site for multiple NYC FM radio stations. Here are two more shots...

El Cucuy Returns to L.A.

On Saturday, Entravision launched El Cucuy y Mayra Berenice, in Los Angeles. It's the second new show for El Cucuy after his return to radio in January. The show will air on La Suavecita KSSE 107.1 FM in Los Angeles every Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. PST

Guthrie, McCoy, And Talbott Elected To Broadcasters Board

Some new blood for the board of the Broadcasters Foundation of America: Kim Guthrie, President of Cox Media Group, and DuJuan McCoy, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of Bayou City Broadcasting, were voted in last week. In addition, Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks, was named Officer and Vice President.

Radio Host Paul Cook Battling Cancer

Fox2Now.com, St. Louis, is running the story that Y98 (KYKY) afternoon drive personality has Stage 4 cancer. Cook made the announcement on his Facebook page: “In case you’re wondering where I have gone for big chunks of the next six months. The reason is that I will be getting treated for stage four colorectal cancer."

Extension For Reese & Kmac

The Sports Shop with Reese & Kmac has been extended for another year on Buzz Sports Radio. Hosted by Erroll Reese and Kevin McClendon, and billed by the hosts as “urban sports radio,” it is one of the few sports radio morning shows in the country that’s co-hosted by two African-Americans. The pair can be heard mornings in the Raleigh-Durham market. 

Blaine Fowler Renews With WDVD In Detroit

The morning show personality has had his morning show on Hot AC 96.3 WDVD-FM since 2003, and Cumulus is making sure he isn’t going anywhere. It’s a long-term extension for Fowler and The Blaine Fowler Morning Show that Motor City commuters catch weekdays 5.30-9 a.m.

KLOS’ Steve Jones Gets Hollywood Star

Steve Jones is the host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on Cumulus' KLOS in Los Angeles. He is the sole honoree in the Radio category for the Walk of Fame Class of 2018. Jones and other honorees were chosen at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Jones was also the guitarist for the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop.

Hewitt Gets MSNBC Gig

Salem's conservative talker is joining the left-leaning network's Saturday morning lineup. Hewitt's half-hour show will air on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m starting June 24. Salem Radio Network syndicates Hewitt, who is heard nationally in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Salem has been syndicating Hewitt since 2000.

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