Tag: "Rosmar Vega"
Round Two of Holiday PPMs Brings Good News for AC Stations. As Arbitron continues to release the 2012 Holiday PPM data, the news continues to be good for AC stations capitalizing in the annual infusion of Christmas music during the period. RadioInfo managing editor and West Coast bureau chief Mike Kinosian presents part two of his breakdown of some of the top performers (and some of those stations that suffered a bit during the Holiday PPM period) from the second group of 12 PPM markets to have their data released. See his analysis here.
RadioInfo Career Moves. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment names Steve Geofferies vice president of programming for the company’s Phoenix stations. Geofferies has been with CC for 12 years, most recently as regional programming manager overseeing Charlotte and Raleigh. The company says Geofferies has programmed some of its biggest country brands including KSD, St. Louis “The Bull”; WSSL, Greenville, South Carolina; WESC, Greenville; and WKKT, Charlotte “Kat Country” as well as led the Charlotte cluster to head-to-head format wins in country, top 40 and adult contemporary programming…..Lotus Communications’ Spanish music outlet KPSL, Bakersfield “Concierto 96.5” and KHIT, Fresno “Exitos 107.1” bring Alex “El Genio” Lucas’ morning program to the two stations as well as Rosmar Vega’s midday program. Lucas states, “Radio broadcasting is my passion. I couldn’t be happier about my new home with Lotus Communications Corp. on both KPSL and KHIT where we’ll continue to entertain and serve the needs of the Hispanic community.”…..Clear Channel Boston names Matt Tilden local sales manager for its new electronic dance music-formatted WEDX. Tilden has been with the company since 2005, most recently serving as AE for CHR WXKS “Kiss 108.”…..Entercom classic rock WROQ, Greenville, South Carolina music director Jay D. Stone “The Stoneman” is upped to assistant program director for WROQ and sister active rock WTPT “93.3 The Planet.”…..Kay Thomas becomes midday personality at MLB Richmond-owned adult hits WWLB, Richmond, Virginia.
Premiere Networks’ Blair Garner Appears on ABC TV’s “Nashville.” Nationally syndicated country radio personality Blair Garner (pictured here at left) – host of Premiere Networks’ “After MidNite” program – appeared on the hit TV drama “Nashville” last night. Garner originally read for the role of one of two reporter parts but ended up with the bigger role of country fan-blogger Adam Wergeles, who confronts country newbie Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere [at right]) about playing second-fiddle to Connie Britton’s more established character Rayna James. Juliette doesn’t take too kindly to Adam’s less-than-discreet line of questioning, and drama ensued. Garner says he’d love for this to continue. “I would love for it to develop into a recurring role. I enjoyed getting to stir the pot up a bit, which is so far removed from who I actually am. One thing ‘Nashville’ is not short on is drama, and I would welcome the chance to ensure the program continues to over-develop that drama in spades.”
Steve Harvey to Host 44th NAACP Image Awards. Nationally syndicated Premiere Networks morning show host, author and comedian Steve Harvey is hosting the 44th NAACP Image Awards to be broadcast on NBC live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on February 1. Harvey will host and Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Wanda Sykes and Tony Goldwyn will be part of an all-star line-up. Harvey states, “I’m honored to be hosting the 44th NAACP Image Awards, and celebrate the variety of film, TV, literary, music contributions, and special honorees this year. We’re live on stage, got great things in store for the night!” The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural awards show. It celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
Clear Channel Partners with Stardome Radio Networks on Carmen Jara Show. Spanish-language radio star Carmen Jara’s program is being added to the lineup at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s KTZR, Tucson; KBFP, Bakersfield; KFSO, Fresno; KPRC-FM, Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz; KIZS, Tulsa; and KUNO, Corpus Christi. Stardome Radio Networks managing director/CEO Anthony Hernandez says, “The Stardome team welcomes the Clear Channel Media and Entertainment family of stations to ‘The Carmen Jara Show’ platform. ‘The Carmen Jara Show’ is positioned to become the entertainment standard in the Spanish-language radio industry. Now with the strength and presence of these new Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations, our national geographic footprint firms up the show in markets poised for Hispanic growth. We have enjoyed a great team-driven partnership with Clear Channel over the past four years and look forward to growing with them for many more years to come.”
Milwaukee Radio Legend Jack Lee to Retire. The Tennessee native who began his Milwaukee radio career as program director of WAUK, Waukesha in 1964 is retiring from his position as director of integrated media at Milwaukee Radio Group after more than 48 years as a major figure in the market. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Duane Dudek writes about Lee’s career in a piece you can read here. Lee was a jock at WOKY in its top 40 heyday in the late 1960s. He served as program director at WTMJ and began transitioning the station from all-music to include talk programming and was manager of the Milwaukee Area Radio Stations trade group.