Hurley Upped to VP of Digital Sales for Westwood One. Media sales pro Kelli Hurley is promoted from her VP, national partnerships and digital activation, Midwest position with Westwood One to vice president, digital sales for the entire network. In this role, Hurley will oversee all sales efforts for the company's portfolio of digital products — including streaming audio, on demand, and podcasting — and will continue to develop new content partnerships. Chicago-based Hurley will report directly to Westwood One president Steve Shaw. During her career, Hurley has served with Premiere Networks, United Stations Radio Networks, and TargetSpot.
More RadioInfo Career Moves. Radio sales pro Tish Boden moves from iHeartMedia's New Orleans station group to the company's Jacksonville/Brunswick operations where she assumes the SVP of sales position…..The Premiere Networks-syndicated Bobby Bones who is added to the program lineup at iHeartMedia's WPGB, Pittsburgh "Big 104.7." Since flipping from news/talk, the station had featured a voice-tracked show by WPOC, Baltimore's Bob Delmont…..Afternoon drive personality TJ Phillips tells his Facebook followers that he's leaving iHeartMedia's country WEZL, Charleston, South Carolina – of his own accord – after almost 25 years with the station. He has no immediate career plans but intends to take some time to travel and pursue leisurely interests…..Former Cumulus Media Dallas promotions pro Aimee Miller is named promotion manager for E.W. Scripps' Omaha station group, effective April 18…..Taking over for the departed John McGue in the program director role at Northern Kentucky University-owned triple A WNKU, Highland Heights, Kentucky (Cincinnati market) is APD and music director Liz Felix.
REFLECTIONS FROM PARIS: Michael Harrison Discusses the Three Parts of the Body That Must Be Stimulated for Something/Anything to Become a 'Hit.' In a tour de force inspired by his recent speech delivered to the international radio community in Paris titled, "Lessons Learned by American Radio at the Dawn of the Digital Era," (as well as a feverish flu), RadioInfo publisher Michael Harrison (pictured here at the recent Radiodays Europe conference) explores a variety of esoteric media concepts in the latest installment of the international PodcastOne hit series, "Up Close and Far Out with Michael Harrison" posted today (3/29). In the intimate, one-on-one monologue, Harrison takes the listener on a journey through the human body's "seats of consciousness" that he explains should be "targeted and touched" by artists and their creations if they are to stand a chance of becoming successful. Whether it is a song, a show or a talent – or any number of entities in between – Harrison opines an artist or an artistic creation must effectively stimulate one, two or all three of the following zones within the human body in order to be successful: the cerebral zone, the cardiac zone, and the testicular zone. Set against the backdrop of chilly, terrorism-sensitive Paris, leading up to and immediately following the Brussels airport bombing, this uncompromisingly concept-dense podcast covers a wide spectrum of ideas following radio's evolution from the one-to-many medium of Walter Winchell to today's personal, screen-less mainline via the auditory nerve into the human psyche. This podcast is sure to captivate the imaginations of "media freaks" both inside and outside the radio industry. To hear it in its entirety, please click here or click the "Up Close and Far Out" player box located in the right-hand column on every page of Talkers.com and RadioInfo.com.