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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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iHeartMedia Layoffs Start, WGCI’s Morning Riot Cancelled, More to come?

In what has appeared to become a tradition iHeartMedia has, once again, starting firing radio staffers before Christmas.  Staff members from both WGCI-FM/107.5  and WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM have already gotten the bad news. The Morning Riot show has been cancelled host Tony Sculfield…

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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.

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Dionne Burkett-Lewis Exits Radio One DC

Radio One PD Dionne Burkett-Lewis is out at WMMJ in DC, she stated in 2012 replacing Jamillah Muhammed.  No replacement has been named.  

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Industry Radio Vet Dies

Yesterday our organization, Service Broadcasting, the Dallas-Ft. Worth and Bay Area communities, and the radio world at-large lost one of our elite leaders, Michael Erickson. Michael was a proven winner whose passion for developing people and ideas was simply unmatched. Over the years, Michael transformed our business and made all of our team better broadcasters and better human beings,

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Industry Vet KJ Holiday Dies of Massive Heart Attack

Radio Facts is shocked and saddened to report that WJLB iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) PD KJ Holiday died of a massive heart attack today while playing basketball with his son who was visiting for the holiday. Radio Facts JUST spoke…

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Programmers Chime in on the lack of New Urban DJs

Part 2: Urban Radio Desperately Seeking New Talent in Dry Pool Over the last couple of days, I have been corresponding with several PDs, announcers, potential announcers and radio people about the story we ran a couple of days ago concerning the…