FOX Promotes Hughes To Top Digital Consumer Group Spot

Fox Networks Group has promoted its President of Technology and Innovation to the outright role of President of its Digital Consumer Group (DCG). The move frees up its President/COO to focus on his role, as he had been also handling those duties.

No iHeart Breakup: Mitchem Stays In EVP Role

There'll be no heartbreak for Thea Mitchem or the two individuals she reports to at iHeartMedia anytime soon. The National Programming Group's EVP/Programming for iHeart's Northeast Division is sticking around for a while, thanks to a long-term contract extension inked today

Cumulus Restructures Suzanne Grimes’ Salary Upward

There are 14 companies that are now forced to seek "vendor recovery" funds from the State of New York, as a Bankruptcy Court in New York has approved of a plan to terminate any payments owed to the largely mom-and-pop operations by the nation's No. 2 radio broadcasting company by number of stations. That didn't stop Cumulus Media from giving its EVP/Corporate Marketing and WW1 President a raise.

Ex-iHeart/Cincy SVP Arrives In Dayton For Alpha Role

There's a new OM and Content Director for two of Alpha Media's five radio stations in Nielsen Audio Market No. 64. It's an individual who most recently served as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia's Cincinnati station group.

An Entercom Alum Returns As Sacramento OM

The individual who served in a top Dallas-based role for Townsquare Media from November 2013-July 2016 and spent more than a decade as Clear Channel's Dallas and Houston OM has returned to Entercom after 16 1/2 years. His new role sees him relocating to the capital of the Golden State.

Mets Vet Elevated To Lead Entercom’s Gotham Sales Efforts

From May 2007 through April 2015, an Interep vet served as Sales Manager for then-CBS Radio-owned Sports WFAN-AM 660 in New York. He then went across town, joining iHeartMedia. Now, he's "come back to brands" he loves — now under the direction of Entercom.

Dispatch Head Brings Beasley Board To Ten

On Tuesday (1/23), Beasley Broadcast Group's Board of Directors amended the radio broadcasting company's bylaws and, in doing so, increased the size of the board from nine to ten directors. Who is the 10th director? It is the Chairman/CEO of The Dispatch Printing Company.

Meredith Moves McCreery To Top Local Ops Role

Meredith Corporation's VP/News & Marketing has just taken on a much bigger role at the media company's 17 owned and/or operated TV stations across the U.S. As of today, this individual is now EVP/Operations for the Local Media Group, with all station operations and GMs reporting directly to him.
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Truman Wins PDX Post At Sinclair

Sinclair Broadcast Group has asked its GM of its Boise, Idaho duopoly to pack his bags and truck west along Interstate 84 to the Rose City to take on a bigger role at the media company seeking to complete its merger with Tribune Media.

Was 2017 A Downbeat Year For Media Brokers?

As RBR+TVBR continues its look back at 2017 and peek into what will make headlines in the next 12 months, we reviewed the total number of broadcast radio and TV transactions seen since January. Given all of the talk about what the FCC under Chairman Ajit Pai would do for the deal-making market, was 2017 a disappointment for brokers? Here's what Robert Heymann, Chicago-based Director for Media Services Group has to say about that.

Application Window Opens For MIW Group Mentoring Program

The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has opened the application window for its 2018 Mildred Carter MIW Group Mentoring Program. Currently in its 17th year, this experience pairs up-and-coming women who currently work in the radio industry with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of radio broadcasting and media. Beasley Media Group has committed to provide support as the lead sponsor of the 2018 initiative.

A ‘Total’ Move For Battagliese

The seven-year Director of Traffic and Weather Operations at a big Hubbard Radio station has just joined iHeart-owned Total Traffic & Weather Network to oversee its operations in the New York Tri-State Area.

Neuhoff Hires Outlaw To Lead A Cluster

This individual will transition from her current role in sales oversight for the five Neuhoff markets to her new VP/Market Manager position. She will also continue to serve as Corporate Vice President/Special Projects for the company.

Radio One Ups Davies To An RVP Role

Radio One has promoted the VP/GM of its Atlanta radio stations to a Regional Vice President position. The move gives this nine-year veteran of the Urban One radio division's Peachtree City stations new duties that now include Reach Media, the radio programming syndication arm of publicly traded Urban One.

MMTC Elated Over Vote To End Main Studio Rule

Don't think for a minute that Democratic FCC Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn had the backing of multicultural broadcasting companies with respect to the soon-to-die Main Studio Rule enacted in 1939. The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) on Tuesday immediately responded to the Commission's 3-2 party-line vote to kill the rule by offering its congratulations.

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