Sling TV CEO Slides Into Pandora’s Top Chair

The man responsible for building DISH Network's Sling TV "over-the-top" offering has been selected to succeed Pandora's former CEO and founder, Tim Westergren. Meanwhile, Snap Inc.'s CEO has joined the Pandora Board of Directors.

Pac-12 Shakes Hands With Shuken For Net Prez Role

One veteran sports media executive will be seeing plenty of Bruins, Ducks, Trojans, Wildcats and Sun Devils come Sept. 6. That's the date this individual will take on the role of President of the Pac-12 Networks. 

SiriusXM Scores With This ESPN Sales Vet

A veteran radio sales executive who has served as VP/Advertising and Affiliate Sales for the ESPN Audio Network, which includes the ESPN Radio network, has just been snagged by Sirius XM to serve as its new head of advertising sales.

Scott Levin Ends Retirement, Sets WGRZ Comeback

One of Western New York's more familiar faces is returning to the local TV news scene, in a move that could jolt Nexstar-owned WIVB-4 and The E.W. Scripps Co.'s WKBW-7 just as both stations are seemingly gaining momentum in Buffalo.

TEGNA Takes A Mashable Mainstay For Digital Duties

If you don't think broadcast TV companies are serious about building their digital strategies, look at what TEGNA — the company formerly known as Gannett — just did: the second-ever employee at digital darling Mashable has been tapped as TEGNA's new Chief Digital Officer.

This Ex-WW1 SVP Is Joining CBS News Radio

She’s twice been awarded the Radio & Records award as Network Executive of the Year, earning the honor in 2006 and 2007. Since 2014, she's been an independent marketing and media sales consultant working with DirecTV, Cox Media Group, and ABC Radio. The latter entity's relationship with Skyview Networks could have played a role in her new duties.

Davis Inks A New iHeart Deal

After more than two decades with iHeartMedia, Darren Davis has signed a long-term contract to extend his role as President of iHeartMedia Networks Group. Here are the details to accompany the snazzy new photo the nation's No. 1 owner by station count provided this morning.

Beasley Bids Adieu To Its CRO

The company's Chief Revenue Officer since the start of 2015 was let go by the radio broadcasting company last week. A personal note on this individual's Facebook page confirmed chatter that emerged late Friday that a change had been made at Beasley, with the elimination of the job position.

Walsh Inks A New Two-Year Deal With Emmis

A former McKinsey & Company management consultant who later served as CFO of HD Radio developer iBiquity Digital Corp. has agreed to a two-year contract extension as Jeff Smulyan's No. 2 leader at Emmis Communications.

A Trailblazing Univision News Anchor Will Soon Leave

María Elena Salinas will exit the Univision News anchor chair at the end of the year. Salinas has been associated with Univision and its predecessor, Spanish International Network (SIN), for nearly 36 years. As of January 2018, she plans to work independently as a journalist and producer, and continuing to devote herself to philanthropy.

A Former WGCI GM Is Now Leading SW Fla.’s FOX Affiliate

A seasoned media executive with large-market television broadcasting experience is the new VP/GM for WFTX-36, the E.W. Scripps Company-owned station branded as "FOX4" in Ft. Myers-Naples, Fla.

Mary Quass: The Next MIW Trailblazer

The Chairman/CEO of NRG Media has been named a 2017 MIW Trailblazer by The Mentoring and Inspiring Women (MIW) in Radio Group. Mary Quass will receive the ninth annual MIW Radio Group Frances Preston Trailblazer Award on Sept. 6 during the 2017 Radio Show Wednesday Headliner general session.

Former Univision Exec Takes Top Digital Role At CBS

Univision's President of Advertising Sales & Marketing from 2007-2012 has just been named EVP/Digital Sales and Sales Strategy. He reports to a 15-year CBS Corp. veteran who is concurrently rising to the role of President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer.

Pfaff Picked To Lead Biz Dev & Partnerships At Katz TV

A new EVP/Business Development and Partnerships has been named at Katz Television Group, the advertising sales company. This individual brings more than 25 years of media sales experience to this newly created position, most recently with FOX Sports, as a Regional Vice President.
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AURN Ups Williams, Makes Superadio Changes

American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) has set its new SVP/Affiliate Operations and Compliance. At the same time, its cousin, Superadio, has created a EVP/Programming & Affiliate Relations role while setting a new SVP/Programming & Affiliate Relations.

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