Tag: PD


The Pro Broadcaster’s Guide to GREATER

Use Your Leverage Leverage your Success and Outsource your Weaknesses. I can’t tell you how many Pro Broadcasters that I talk to who do NEITHER. Your past success is your leverage or your ‘money in the bank.’ Invest it and…


Al Payne Takes over PD Duties in Louisville

Congrats to industry vet Al Payne on his post as the new PD for B-96.5, Old School 105.1 and Magic 101.3 in Louisville, KY. Alpha OM Ben Davis states: “Al has been on my radar for quite a while. He brings along…


Former PD and Jock Lance Thomas Dies

Radio Facts sends condolences to the family of Lance (LT) Thomas. He lost his battle with cancer this week. Thomas was one of the original staffers at KBXX in Houston, TX in 91 before Clear Channel (iHeartMedia) then Radio One owned it….

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Urban PD Found Dead

Industry vet LaVonne Battle aka “Kris Kelley” was found dead last night in an apartment in Philadelphia. She was 47, Industry sources state few people had talked to her for a while and calls were not returned from friends and family. A friend went…

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Urban PD Out

Radio Facts has learned that Kevin Garner is out at KRNB at PD. No replacement has been named at this point.  He can be reached at  


WQHT Hires Megan Ryte for Middays

Megan Ryte has been hired by WQHT-FM (97.1) for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekday slot. She relocated from Houston, where she previously has worked for KMJQ-FM, KBXX and Fox 26/TV as an on-air talent and digital producer. She began her career…


103.9 Changes in New York/Terri Avery

The industry is talking about 103.9 in New York. Many are trying to figure out what’s next for the station now that PD Ken Johnson has exited for another Cumulus property in Birmingham. Many PDs and I have had discussions about…


Real 92.3 Hires new APD

Los Angeles’ newest station KRRL/Real 92.3 announced the hiring of Abdul ‘DJ A-Oh’ Hashem as their new APD yesterday. He will also have an on-air shift. Doc Wynter, iHeartMedia’s SVP/Urban, Real 92.3 PD stated: “A-OH is a first round pick….


Cipha Sounds Exits Hot 97, States Frustration

Cipha Fired from Hot 97 Hot 97 has been making a LOT of changes over the last couple of years from programmers to a reality series to many morning show changes.  Several vets have left the station including Angie Martinez, Mister…

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10 Things Radio DJs Must Consider

Radio is just the Beginning The time has come to wake up and take a good look at your career. Let’s explore the good and the bad. Today, being a radio DJ is the START of a career. If you can’t…


New PD for Hot 96.3 Named

Radio Facts congratulates industry vet Karen Vaughn on her new position as PD for Indianapolis’ Hot 96.3 (WHHH). IN addition she will continue to be the PD for WTLC (both FM and AM) and hold down a shift doing afternoon…

Usher Tour Stops by KKDA

The Usher Experience Tour shut down the American Airlines Center (AAC) in Dallas last week. Usher took time to hang out backstage with Service Broadcasting’s Director of Operations and K104 PD George “Geo” Cook and K104’s morning superstar DeDe in…


Radio PD Dies

Radio PD Michael Tee has died. We knew about it earlier this week but wanted to wait to report after the holidays. Tee had been struggling with cancer and was getting better when things took a turn for the worse.