RadioInfo Career Moves. Hot AC WBZZ "100.7 Star" midday personality Elista is promoted to assistant program director and music director for the station. WBZZ OM/program director Dave Anderson says Elisa, who joined CBS RADIO Pittsburgh in 2012, "has performed excellently in many roles for our cluster, including nights on '100.7 Star' and, later nights on 'Y108'…I'm excited about having her now also serve as the interface between our station and the artists that make our format so exciting…..Alpha Media's KLEY, San Antonio "La Ley 95.7" brings syndicated personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo aboard for the 8:00 am to 12:00 noon daypart.
Industry Mourns Former WILV, Chicago Personality Megan Reed. Longtime Chicago radio personality Megan Reed has succumbed to her battle with cancer. She died on Sunday (2/14) at the age of 52. Reed left her midday show at Hubbard Radio's adult contemporary WILV – now WSHE – in September of 2014 to focus on her cancer battle. Read Chicago media writer Robert Feder's story about Reed and her career here.
RadioInfo Tidbits. Savannah-Hilton Head country morning radio personality Tim Leary is basking in the honor of receiving the 2016 Personality of the Year Award (Small Market) from the Country Radio Seminar Awards during last week's seminar in Nashville. Leary has been hosting the morning show on Alpha Media's WUBB, Savannah "BOB 106.9 FM" for the past five years.…..The 2016 Neighborhood Awards Weekend, featuring host Steve Harvey, will take place in Las Vegas this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24. Harvey announces that Maxwell will be making his first-ever musical appearance at the Neighborhood Awards along with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The O'Jays, plus Erykah Badu, Charlie Wilson, Keith Sweat, and Doug E. Fresh. Also joining Harvey for the three day celebratory weekend are the Steve Harvey Morning Show's Shirley Strawberry, Nephew Tommy, Carla Ferrell, Junior, Sheryl Underwood, DJ Mars and many more to-be-announced celebrities. Driven by public nominations, the show bestows 12 non-traditional awards in the following Neighborhood Awards categories: Best High School Coach, Best Nail Salon, Best School Teacher, Best Car Wash Detail Shop, Best Church Choir, Best Soul Food Place, Best Barber Shop, Best High School, Best Barbecue Place, Best Beauty Salon, Best Church, and Best Community Leader…..Cumulus Media's WRWM, Indianapolis and morning show, "JC in the Morning," collected homemade Valentine's Day cards from listeners to take to the kids at Riley Hospital for Children. The station collected more than 1,000 cards and hosted a Valentine's Day party for children in the hospital on Friday (2/12). Pictured here are members of the "JC in the Morning" show staff with patients at the hospital during their Valentine's Day party.
NASH FM 103.3's Sold Out 'Guitar Pull' Wows Audience. Last Thursday, Cumulus Nashville's country WKDF "NASH FM 103.3" hosted the inaugural "Guitar Pull" at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley. The standing-room-only crowd witnessed performances from Kane Brown, Brooke Eden, Chuck Wicks from "America's Morning Show," Clare Dunn, Kip Moore and David Nail. The artists shared their hit songs, backed by the stories behind the songs. Blair Garner and Kelly Ford from "America's Morning Show" hosted the sold out event. Pictured here are (from l-r) are: UMG recording artist David Nail, RCA recording artist Kane Brown, Kelly Ford, UMG recording artist Clare Dunn, Blair Garner, Red Bow recording artist Brooke Eden, UMG recording artist Kip Moore and Chuck Wicks.