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Looks like Andy’s been posting again while looking in the mirror.
This from ALL ACCESS:
The price for BUSTOS MEDIA HOLDINGS’ previously-announced purchase of nine stations from ADELANTE MEDIA GROUP, LLC is $6 million. The amount was previously undisclosed.
The stations include Country KZUS (US 92.3) and News-Talk KULE-A (HOT TALK 730 AM)/EPHRATA, WA, Regional Mexican KZTA (LA GRAN D)/NACHES-YAKIMA, WA; Regional Mexican KDDS-F (LA GRAN D)/ELMA-SEATTLE, WA; Spanish Adult Hits KDYK-A (JUAN AM 1020)/UNION GAP-SEATTLE, WA; Spanish Hits KMIA-A (LATINO 1210)/AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY-SEATTLE, WA; Regional Mexican KZML (LA GRAN D)/QUINCY-WENATCHEE, WA and its booster KZML-FM1 in WENATCHEE; Spanish AC KMMG (LATINO 96.7)/BENTON CITY-RICHLAND-PASCO-KENNEWICK, WA; Regional Mexican KZTB (LA GRAN D)/MILTON-FREEWATER-RICHLAND-PASCO-KENNEWICK, WA; and K225AR/WENATCHEE, WA.
This from All Access:
KJR’s Bob Rivers Hangs Up His Alarm Clock
After 33-years of doing morning radio, CCM+E Oldies KJR-F/SEATTLE’s BOB RIVERS announced his heart-felt decision to step away and discontinue The BOB RIVERS Morning Show. Leading up to his final show on FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014, the iconic SEATTLE personality will host 9 farewell shows to say goodbye to listeners, advertisers and co-workers.
“BOB is a world-class talent, a true professional and radio genius, and it’s been our pleasure working with such a radio legend that inspired many in the industry to get into the business in their early years,” said CCM+E/SEATTLE VP/Programming KEITH CUNNINGHAM.
“I’ve been on the radio for 42 years; since I was 16. 33-years doing morning drive, 25 of them being here in SEATTLE. Our show signed on 8/8/89 and our last show will be 8/8/2014. I will be forever grateful to the best audience and radio family one could hope for: SPIKE, JOE, JODI, ARIK, PEDRO and LUCIANA. I love y’all. This was not an easy decision for me, but you just know when it’s right. Hopefully we satisfy the old adage — leave them wanting more,” said RIVERS. “I’m the luckiest radio host in the world. Not only have I been surrounded by iconic talent and given free-reign to create a unique morning show, we’ve amassed an audience so loyal and loving that they have raised millions and saved children’s lives all over the world. We enjoyed great ratings over the years, but they only tell part of the story — the bond we’ve had as a cast and with our audience and trusted advertisers trumps all the #1’s we achieved. I’m about to be a grandfather, I don’t want to miss a minute of that. It’s time for my lovely wife, LISA, to get The BOB RIVERS Show live and in person every morning. There are projects waiting, like WORLD VISION, touring with HEART BY HEART, maybe popping up on radio from time-to-time.”
This from All Access:
Maynard Exits Hubbard/Seattle, Joins CCM+E As VP/Programming
MAYNARD, who has been PD at HUBBARD Top 40 KQMV (MOVIN 92.5) & Hot AC KLCK (CLICK 98.9) has resigned after six years with the cluster to join CCM+E as a VP/Programming, according to an internal memo from HUBBARD/SEATTLE VP/GM MARC KAYE.
The destination and duties for MAYNARD haven’t been announced — but ALL ACCESS hears that those details will all be made public on MONDAY (7/28), while MAYNARD begins a week long vacation.
In the memo, KAYE wrote, “MAYNARD has been an integral part in so many ways contributing to the success of these operations over the last six years and I will never be able to express my gratitude to him for the huge effort he has put forth every day he has been here. I personally wish him nothing but great success in the future and I will miss him more than anyone can imagine.”
KAYE told ALL ACCESS, “Whereas MAYNARD handled both stations, I will be splitting the PD duties of these two stations, so I will need two great programmers. All applicants can apply to me at email@example.com for these EEO posts.”
Tom Taylor’s NOW reports KGY-AM was sold to Sacred Heart Radio in Seattle for $250,000.
The Kerry family is keeping KYYO-FM and KGY’s FM translator at 95.3, format for the translator TBD as it was simulcasting KGY-AM
But it’s not official until ALL ACCESS reports it… 🙄
This from komonews.com:
SEATTLE — Beginning with the 2014 season, KOMO Newsradio and the University of Washington Huskies will reunite to bring fans around the Northwest the excitement of Husky football and basketball.
From the first football game in Hawaii on August 30th through the 2020 season, Husky fans can hear every play, every game – home and away – on KOMO Newsradio 1000 AM and 97.7 FM.
“We are excited about this new partnership with the KOMO News Network and the exposure it will provide the University of Washington through radio, television and digital,” said Andre Riley, General Manager of Washington IMG Sports Marketing. “KOMO’s multi-platform distribution will help more Husky fans hear game broadcasts through AM and FM simulcast signals, and will also allow for more UW coverage in the community throughout the year. I would also like to thank KJR for their many years of partnership.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Huskies back home to KOMO Newsradio,” said Janene Drafs, Vice President and General Manager of Sinclair Radio Seattle. “As a UW alum, I am proud and honored to once again be partnering with this outstanding athletic and academic institution.”
KOMO and the University of Washington, both Northwest traditions, continue a broadcast partnership that spans 21 of the past 36 seasons. The longtime “Home of the Huskies” will once again be the flagship station for the Husky/IMG Sports Network. The move also marks a KOMO homecoming for the veteran voice of the Dawgs, Bob Rondeau, who will continue to team with Damon Huard.
It’s a new era for Husky Athletics with a new football coach, a new stadium and a return to KOMO Newsradio 1000 AM and 97.7 FM.
KOMO Newsradio is the Pacific Northwest’s only all-news radio station. Commuters rely on KOMO for traffic reports every 10 minutes on the 4’s, including before and after all Husky games.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is one of the largest and most diversified television station operators in the country. For more information, please visit Sinclair’s website at http://www.sbgi.net
This from “Tom Taylor NOW”:
Candy & Potter and “Kristin the Island Girl” once spent time at Seattle CHR “Kiss 106.1” KBKS, then went on to other markets – and are now hired by programmer Mike Preston at Seattle’s fast-takeoff rhythmic AC “Hot 103.7,” which is Entercom’s KHTP.
Candy & Potter, both Seattle-area natives, will do mornings. They’d also worked in the market at country KMPS (94.1), in Charlotte at Greater Media’s hot AC WLNK (107.9), and most recently in Madison at Mid-West Family’s country “106.3” WWQM.
“Kristin the Island Girl” handled middays at Seattle’s Kiss from 2001 to 2009 – and that’s the shift she’ll take at Hot 103.7.
Entercom converted adult alternative “Mountain” KMTT to rhythmic AC on August 30 – and “Hot” has been tearing up the ratings ever since, growing 2.2-4.6-4.8 with age 6+ AQH share. It’s now tied for third place.
This from ALL ACCESS:
CCM+E/Seattle Names Keith Cunningham VP/Programming
CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT/SEATTLE has named KEITH CUNNINGHAM VP/Programming, effective MAY 19th. Previously Broadcast Media Consultant for JACOBS MEDIA, CUNNINGHAM will oversee all programming operations for CLEAR CHANNEL/SEATTLE’s seven-station cluster.
“The past seven years with JACOBS MEDIA has been a wonderful experience, and I feel fortunate to now have the opportunity to return to CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT to work with SEATTLE’s great brands like KISS, KUBE, KJR AM & FM and THE BREW,” CUNNINGHAM said. “The CLEAR CHANNEL/SEATTLE cluster is well positioned for growth — the resources available to the team are second to none and each brand is loaded with great talent, both on and off the air.”
“I am excited to have KEITH join the CLEAR CHANNEL/SEATTLE management team,” CLEAR CHANNEL/SEATTLE Market Pres. LISA DECKER said. “He brings a wide-range of experience and knowledge to our programming operations and is well suited to lead our brands and talent to be the best they can be.”
“KEITH’s past experience working with multiple brands in a variety of markets will bring strong leadership and a unique vision to our management team in SEATTLE,”
CCM+E SVP/Programming BRAD HARDIN said. “I look forward to working with KEITH to grow our already strong listener base.”
This from ALL ACCESS:
KRWM Names Carol Handley For PD/On-Air Duties
SANDUSKY AC KRWM (WARM 106.9)/SEATTLE has named local radio veteran programmer CAROL HANDLEY for PD/on-air duties effective on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th.
CAROL HANDLEY’s experience includes stops at KZAM, KJZZ-A KEZX, KKNW and 14 years as PD KWJZ. HANDLEY is also the owner-operator of the stream-only radio station SMOOTH/SEATTLE.
According to HANDLEY, “I’m so proud to lead a great team at WARM 106.9fm and to be back in the SANDUSKY/SEATTLE house. These are high-caliber radio professionals who know how to connect with an audience, have fun doing it, and making the at-work listening experience the best in the city. I’m looking forward to working with the entire staff to take WARM 106.9 into the future.”
WARM 106.9 GM MARC KAYE added, “We are all excited to have CAROL back in the building. After spending so many successful years at the programming helm at KWJZ, we are looking forward to CAROL putting her programming expertise stamp on the WARM brand.”
This from ALL ACCESS:
KRWM Names Matt Case For Afternoons
SANDUSKY AC KRWM (WARM 106.9)/SEATTLE has added market veteran MATT CASE for afternoons from 2-7p. MATT CASE is a SEATTLE native who’s(sic) experience includes on-air at KLSY (MIX 92.5), Morning Show Producer at KKWF (100.7 THE WOLF), and most recently at KCMS (SPIRIT 105.3) where he worked the past 4 1/2 years.
CASE said, “I am pumped and excited to be able to work with MARK CHRISTOPHER and SHELLIE HART, two legends in the industry. I can’t wait to work and learn from these pros. To be on the same team as them is so cool and to work again with MARC KAYE is like, ‘is this for real?’ WARM is such an integral part of so many people’s lives in SEATTLE and so well known and respected around the country with a winning tradition and great history. The long tradition of DJ’s before me made the station great and I can’t wait to build on it.”
A decade ago KXXO was soft AC, but now they’re mainstream AC. Interesting read on the state of the format: http://www.radioinfo.com/2012/10/22/the-state-and-scope-of-adult-contemporary-ac-radio/
This from “Al Peterson’s News/Talk Online”:
Bonneville/Seattle announces a number of major moves, including new morning shows at both KIRO-FM and KTTH.
At KIRO, popular Emerald City radio and TV personality John Curley will move from nights to mornings on the station, taking over as the new host of Seattle’s Morning News, effective October 22nd. He’ll be joined by co-host Tom Tangney and 20-year KIRO news veteran Ursula Reutin, who moves up to mornings from middays. Current morning news anchor Linda Thomas moves to a new role as Senior Features Reporter, where she’ll focus on enterprise reporting for all of Bonneville’s Seattle radio stations and digital platforms, including MyNorthwest.com. She’ll also continue tweeting and posting on social media under her pseudonym, The News Chick.
Finally, across the hall at conservative Talk KTTH, longtime Seattle radio veteran David Boze will move from his current 3-4pm slot to a newly expanded local morning show, where he’ll air from 6-9am, beginning January 2nd, 2013. The move to wake-ups will mark the popular local host’s 10th anniversary with KTTH. He’ll replace the syndicated Glenn Beck Show when he makes the move to morning drive.
This from ALL ACCESS:
Matt Stockman Named PD At KCMS
CRISTA BROADCASTING Contemporary Christian KCMS (SPIRIT 105.3)/SEATTLE taps MATT STOCKMAN as its new PD, replacing SCOTT VALENTINE, who left his role for a radio station in NEW YORK, reports THE SHORELINE AREA NEWS.
STOCKMAN he was at WMIT/ASHEVILLE for about 8 years most recently, before heading to EUROPE to help a radio station in SPAIN. Previous stops include WZTO/NASHVILLE, WRXT/ROANOKE- LYNCHBURG andWBDX/CHATTANOOGA.
“KCMS is very much in need of someone with great people skills and natural leadership ability,” VP STAN MAK told THE NEWS. “MATT brings the ideal radio programming experience to KCMS.”
“I am thrilled to join CRISTA BROADCASTING,” said STOCKMAN. “Working for a legendary radio station like SPIRIT 105.3 is a privilege and honor.”
KNDD APD/MD/Middayer Harms Exiting After Nearly 14 Years At The Station
ENTERCOM Alternative KNDD (107.7 THE END)/SEATTLE APD/MD/middayer ANDREW HARMS has resigned after nearly 14 years at THE END to pursue other opportunities. His last day will be FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd.
HARMS said, “As I look to the future, I’ll always be grateful for the time I was able to spend working at this legendary station. Aside from traveling, working on my house and pulling my fantasy football teams out of the gutter — I have no solid plans at the moment. I firmly believe that work stuff will take care of itself and in the long run — this is without a shadow of a doubt the correct decision for me and my family. I’ve been at THE END since I was 19, it’s the only real place that I’ve worked — it’s time to see what else is in this big world.”
KNDD PD MIKE KAPLAN told ALL ACCESS, “HARMS is moving on to begin the next chapter of his life. For over a decade he’s been a staple of THE END, starting as a intern in college then ascending to APD in recent years. HARMS is a great talent both on and off air and true fan of the music. We will miss him.
“HARMS will say his good-bye to SEATTLEITES with an on-air party on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd.
“In the interim BRYCE will fill in during middays as I begin the nationwide search for an assistant programmer who is a natural leader and engaging on-air communicator.”
This from ALL ACCESS:
KRWM Names Mark Christopher For Mornings
SANDUSKY AC KRWM (WARM 106.9)/SEATTLE announces the addition of MARK CHRISTOPHER as its new morning show host.
CHRISTOPHER is a SEATTLE native and radio veteran who began his broadcasting careen (sic) in 1981. He can currently be seen on KCTS-TV (CHANNEL 9) hosting “The Cooks” series, on various pledge drives for PBS, and other charity and community events.
According to SANDUSKY GM MARC KAYE, “We are so excited to have MARK join us. His history in the market and love of SEATTLE and WARM 106.9 is the perfect combination for all the great things we expect.”
Shellie Hart Joins KRWM For Middays
SANDUSKY AC KRWM (WARM 106.9)/SEATTLE announces the addition of local radio veteran SHELLIE HART for middays from 9a-2p beginning on MONDAY (OCTOBER 15th).
SHELLIE HART is well-known in the SEATTLE area where she was PD/middays at crosstown Rhythmic Top 40 KUBE 93 for 20 years, where she hosted the noontime feature “THE OLD SCHOOL LUNCH.” SHELLIE has also been involved as an on-court emcee for the SEATTLE STORM WNBA team since 2000.
According to SANDUSKY/SEATTLE VP/GM MARC KAYE, “How fortunate we are to be able to welcome such a radio superstar to the WARM family. I can’t wait to hear SHELLIE on 106.9 FM on MONDAY. I will be tuning in!”
SHELLIE HART added, “I couldn’t be more excited! WARM 106.9 is a giant, powerful brand in the NORTHWEST and a perfect fit with my fun, active and engaged personality. Growing up in SEATTLE, the WARM legacy feels like home to me and a partnership with endless possibilities. Can’t wait to connect and engage again!”
Carey Edwards Gets Warm In Seattle For A Couple of Weeks
Former CLEAR CHANNEL Classic Hits KLTH and AC KKCW (K103)/PORTLAND APD/afternooner CAREY EDWARDS has resurfaced at SANDUSKY KRWM (WARM 106.9)/SEATTLE to do afternoon drive 2-7p for the next couple of weeks.
>>I should probably mention that KXXO’s(96.1 in Olympia)application has been granted for its move to Capital Peak. They had to do some maneuvering with the directional to protect Canadian soil but it looks like they got it.<<
This move has been in the works for nearly a half-decade. 3 Cities keeps renewing the move grant but FWIH there’s problems getting the $$$ to do the move.
>>Once KXXO makes it’s (sic) transmitter move. They will no longer be heard in Clark County.<<
You can always listen online… 🙂