Bentley Moves Across Town to Buffalo's '103.3 The Edge.' Alternative radio personality Tiffany Bentley crosses town to join Cumulus Media as music director and afternoon drive jock at WEDG, Buffalo "103.3 The Edge.' She was most recently morning personality at Entercom's alternative WLKK "Alternative Buffalo." Prior to joining WLKK, Bentley was a freelance journalist in New York City for publications including The Syndicate. She also programmed and hosted a free-form music radio show, "The Blend," on non-com WDIY, Allentown, Pennsylvania. WEDG program director James Kurdziel comments, "We're thrilled to be able to work with someone of Bentley's reputation and obvious talent…As the heritage rock alternative station in Western New York, it was important we hire the perfect person and we did. Bentley will be a great addition to our long-standing team of great Buffalo personalities and she's going to be an outstanding music director. We're very excited for her and her future."
RadioInfo Tidbits. Boston country station WKLB "Country 102.5" is a finalist in the Major Market Station category for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. The awards are handed out on Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas with CBS TV airing the program that evening. Greater Media Boston vice president and market manager Mary Menna says, "We are so grateful to the ACM for this nomination. 'Country 102.5' has been providing great content and ratings, breaking and developing country artists and helping our community for over two decades."…..NextRadio is partnering with Intercollegiate Broadcasting System to run a college student contest for the best 60-second radio spot promoting NextRadio. IBS and NextRadio say the entrants will get valuable experience creating a spot and the winner will get incredible exposure for themselves and the spot they created. Interested students can find out more at: www.nextradioapp.com/collegecontest…..Cumulus Media Indianapolis stations WRWM "93.9 The Beat" and WJJK – in partnership with Midwest Food Banks, Metro PCS, and TV partners WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV – collected much-needed bottled water for the citizens of Flint, Michigan. They succeeded in collecting more than 205,000 bottles of water and more than 20,000 gallons of water, plus thousands of dollars in cash donations, to benefit Flint residents in need.
Michael Harrison Interviews Television Historian Jim Benson, Host of Radio's Syndicated 'TV Time Machine.' In a wide-ranging conversation that covers everything from "What's My Line?" to the future of television and time travel, RadioInfo publisher Michael Harrison discusses the role and impact of television in our society with historian Jim Benson. Benson is the host of the long-running KCBQ, San Diego radio show "TV Time Machine" that has just gone into national syndication. Since 2003, Benson has been exploring TV's past, present and future on radio and has tremendous insights into the how the medium has impacted generations of Americans and how each generation – from the Boomers to the Millennials – approach it differently. To hear this conversation in its entirety, please click here or click on the "Up Close and Far Out" player box located in the right-hand column of every page of Talkers.com and RadioInfo.com.