In Brief - December 7, 2011
December 7, 2011

Steve Weed segues from OM duties at Clear Channel-Fresno for the same position for Clear Channel-Sacramento.

Clear Channel-Spokane names Dan Manella as Market Manager, with Michael LaCrosse named OM for the cluster. Both Mandella and LaCrosse join CC-Spokane from Chicago, where Manella was most recently GSM of WXRT and Senior Account Executive at WSCR-AM. LaCrosse was previously Operations Director for WLS.

Melony Torres, MD at Hot AC WSJT/Tampa, shifts to the MD/midday role at CHR/Rhythmic WJHM/Orlando beginning in the new year.

Night talent Matt "Doormatt" Lockmon exits CHR KBKS/Seattle and is replaced via Premium Choice by "Boy Toy Jesse" Lozano from CHR sister KIIS-FM/Los Angeles.

Hot AC WLHT/Grand Rapids welcomes Joe Knight for APD/afternoons beginning December 12. Knight most recently served as night host at crosstown Country WBCT.

Yesterday it was reported that APD/MD Ross Mahoney would exit WPBZ at the end of the month, following the station's flip from Active Rock to CHR this week. Afternoon host Tre will also remain with the station until the end of the year to help with production, while the morning team of Loper & Randi have exited.

Jonesy In The Morning is the new syndicated venture hosted by Tasha Jones, who just exited from Urban WUSL/Philadelphia. Jones will be joined by co-host Michael Shawn, Kim Allen and Carmen.The show goes into syndication effective January 9 and goes through Major Trendz Entertainment Corporation in association with On-Air Networks Inc. You can check out TheMissJonesRadio website at

Scott Day is named Chief Technology Officer at SoundExchange.

The syndicated radio program Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles has entered into an agreement with United Stations Radio Networks for ad placement and sales in North America. On the air in Las Vegas since 1991, Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles is currently heard on 55 radio stations and webcasts around the world.

Listener Driven Radio announces it now has over 125 affiliates on its interactive platforms. LDR has added 20 major market affiliates in the last month, with new affiliates include KYSR/Los Angeles, KEGL/Dallas, WMIA/Miami, KPKX/Phoenix, CFJB/Ontario, XPRS/San Diego, WRVW/Nashville, WKGR and WLDI/West Palm Beach and WRFX and WHQC/Charlotte.
     Daniel Anstandig, President/CEO of Listener Driven Radio, said, "It's exciting to be in a position of growth, and it's rewarding to see the ratings, revenue, and web traffic of our affiliates increase through their use of LDR. Our team offers an unprecedented level of support for affiliate programmers, sellers, and webmasters. Our vision is to lead the industry in interactive programming -- cultivating broadcast ratings through digital innovation."

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Mark Adams
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