A Quarter-Century Of Service for Sun & Fun

Since 1997 it has offered radio stations products and services it believes can lead to better sales, improved ratings and reduced expenses for 100% barter. Now, Sun & Fun Media is having a little fun itself.

Ponimoi Promoted Amid SummitMedia O’ahu Layoffs

The elevation in duties comes amid widespread local media coverage of several high-profile layoffs across the Birmingham, Ala.-based company's five radio stations serving O'ahu, higher elevations of Maui, and all of the Hawaiian Islands via Spectrum MVPD services.
Shannon Coggins

Hearst Welcomes a NBCU Vet as Coleman’s Successor

Emerson Coleman, the SVP/Programming at Hearst Television, is retiring in summer 2022. His successor has just been named, and it is the person who is joining the operation to serve as VP/Programming under Coleman, who will guide her until he says farewell.

Coleman Insights Promotions Include SVPs, VPs

It's known for providing the radio industry with quantitative and qualitative research—including perceptual research, music testing, content testing, and focus groups. Coleman Insights is starting 2022 by promoting four team members.
Mark McKee (Photo: Business Wire)

Dave Clark’s Successor at FreeWheel Secured

He's been the U.S. chief revenue officer since January 2020, and joined FreeWheel in 2018. Now, he's succeeding Dave Clark as General Manager at the Comcast-owned premium TV marketplace for buyers and sellers.

Acast Appoints a VP of Marketing

It’s a newly created position for the former Director of Acquisition Marketing at Discovery streaming products discovery+ and GOLFTV. He’ll be responsible for building and enhancing recognition of the Acast brand, products and services globally.
Marcus Riley

Scripps Ups Riley to New ‘Inclusive Journalism’ Role

A Senior Director of Content Strategy and Inclusive Journalism has been selected for the Local Media division of The E.W. Scripps Company. It's a new role that the company says "will help all Scripps television stations better connect with their audiences."
MJ Bloch

Benztown’s New Commercial Production Head, On The Bloch

Radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles company Benztown has appointed an East Coast Director of Commercial Production. It's an individual who was previously Creative Services Director for iHeartMedia radio stations in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where she's been for the last nine years.
Matt Abramovitz

NEPM Goes To WQXR For New Leader

Martin Miller in 2021 announced his decision to retire as president of New England Public Media. While he will continue to support NEPM by serving as an advisor to the organization in its ongoing fundraising and development efforts, its new President will take over on February 1.

NAB Crystal Radio Awards Entry Window Now Open

Established in 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards recognize local radio stations for their year-round commitment to serving communities. A panel of judges representing the broadcast industry and community service organizations will review applications and select 50 finalists and 10 winners.
Amanda Flynn

USSI Global Gives VP Stripes to a Biz Dev Leader

The promotion sees the 14-year company veteran now focus on expanding the manufacturer client base for installation and repair services within the company’s Digital Signage and Electronic Business and Consumer Solutions.
Karl Prentiss

A New Director of Production for Red House Streaming

He reports to the VP of Red House Streaming, Lowell Beckner, and will manage the Red House Streaming studios’ in-house broadcast and A/V productions from CP’s St. Petersburg, Fla., production complex and network operations center.

The Media Audit Selects Stein as DOS

He's been in radio industry sales and sales management, both nationally and locally, for more than 25 years. "To take this accrued experience and apply it in today’s highly competitive ad market is personally rewarding," says the newly appointed VP and Director of Sales at Houston-based research firm The Media Audit.

Hedrick To Head Gray NBC Affiliate

In 2017, she became the News Director for Gray Television’s NBC affiliate serving the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa. Now, a promotion has been given to Stephanie Hedrick. She's now the GM of a Gray-owned NBC affiliate not too far to the north.

An ABC Radio Network Entertainment Reporter’s Star Dishes

’50 Years Of Celebrity Chatter (Or The Time I interviewed A Porn Star Naked)‘ has stories and quotes from almost all the well-knowns this veteran Hollywood reporter has talked with over the years.
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