Cumulus Media has recruited veteran programmer Bill Pugh as operations manager for its two San Francisco FMs: adult alternative KFOG (104.5) and classic rock “107.7 The Bone” KSAN. At KFOG, Pugh replaces Dennis Constantine who arrived in February 2011 and is credited as one of the architects of the adult alternative format. Pugh most recently was director of operations at Clear Channel-San Diego from 2008-2010.
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After setting a new all-time national listening share in Arbitron’s latest “Radio Today” report, country hit new listening highs in PPM markets in April.
Radio may be used to seeing department stores ramp up spending at the end of the year with holiday sales, but first quarter doesn’t typically bring big buys from the big box retailers. That could be shifting as some newspapers print on fewer days
An updated one-stop shop for public service announcements has been created by the Ad Council, revising their digital distribution platform to have PSAs in many media formats. Ad Council president Peggy Conlon says for the first time, a single site will give media outlets access to ads sortable by media type, file format, issue area, target audience among other preferences. The media community provided more than $1.5 billion in donated time and space in 2012 for Ad Council campaigns
As expected, “Dave and Chuck the Freak” will succeed “Drew & Mike,” who delivered their final morning show on WRIF, Detroit (101.1) Friday. Dave Hunter and Chuck “the Freak” Urquhart spent a decade working across the border in the adjacent Windsor, Ontario market, leaving modern rock “89X” CIMX in November They start at the Greater Media active rocker May 28. MORE
Alpha Broadcasting has yanked the shrink-wrap off a pair of new morning shows at its Portland cluster. “The Morning Mess with Tanya, Nikki and Mike” arrives at hot AC “Live 95.5″ KBFF from Cumulus Media CHR “95SX,” WSSX, Charleston, SC. Country “The Bull” KUPL (98.7) is launching “The Morning Bull Ride with Howie, Monica & Jake” with talent culled from three stations.
Ending a two-year absence, syndicated morning man Don Imus returned to the Boston airwaves Monday morning. Business news WBNW, Boston (1120) added the I-Man for 6am-8am, as part of an effort to fill holes caused by the defection of Bloomberg programming to recently launched “Bloomberg 1200″ WXKS. Money Matters Radio GM Dave Cullinane says Imus is “a good morning lead-in to our news programming.”
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