Ezra Kucharz to Exit CBS Local Digital Media. Six-year leader of CBS' local digital efforts, Ezra Kucharz, announces he's leaving his president of CBS Local Digital Media position and will consult as special advisor to the CEO as he explores the next chapter in his career. Kucharz heads the division that developed a common platform and unified sales effort for its radio and television station websites and digital components. This comes as speculation about a spin-off of the CBS RADIO division and an IPO is getting more intense. CBS does not say whether it intends to fill Kucharz's position.
Kansy Adds KQHN, Shreveport PD Duties. Shreveport cluster operations manager Julie Kansy is taking on the role of program director for CHR KQHN-FM "i97.3, Shreveport's #1 Hit Music Station." Kansy's been OM since 2015. She joined the cluster in 2014 as PM drive host and APD at country KRMD "NASH FM 101.1." She's also served as program director of sports talk KRMD-AM/K264AS "100.7 FM/1340AM The Ticket." Cumulus Media Shreveport VP/market manager Brandon Beard says, "Since joining Cumulus in October of 2014 to host an afternoon show on KRMD, Jules has done an incredible job of going above and beyond for our cluster. In 2015, Jules was elevated to operations manager and has shined in that role. Jules shows the type of passion that every GM across America would love to have. We are proud to announce that Jules will now lead our CHR station KQHN I97.3 as the PD and also begin the search for a local morning show. Jules will continue in her role as the OM and will continue to host her afternoon show on KRMD. We are proud to call Jules part of the Cumulus family in Shreveport."