RadioInfo Career Moves. At the Toledo operations of iHeartMedia, Scott Sands is promoted to SVP of programming for the station group. Sands is the program director and afternoon drive host for news/talk WSPD. He now has oversight of CHR WVKS, country WCKY, adult contemporary WRVF, rock WIOT and sports talk WCWA. Sands assumes the role previously held by Nathan Reed who recently exited the company to join Cox Media Group's hot AC KRAV, Tulsa "MIX 96."…..Nate Mumford is leaving his director of digital operations position with Berkshire Broadcasting's Danbury, Connecticut station group to join RCS where he'll serve as engineering tech for the company's GSelector.
RadioInfo Tidbits. A re-branding takes place at iHeartMedia's Louisville cluster. Hot AC WLGX leaves behind the "100.5 MyFM" brand to become "100.5 Kiss FM."…..In the Columbia, South Carolina market, Davis Broadcasting is shucking two stations. First, triple A WWNU "92.1 The Palm" is being sold to Radio Training Network, Inc. Also, the company is agreeing to transfer country WWNQ "94.3 FM The Dude" to Midlands Media Group…..Kudos to Columbus Radio Group for being named a 2016 Top Workplace by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. The honor is the result of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. Columbus Radio Group operates adult contemporary WSNY "Sunny 95," classic rock WLVQ "Qfm96," hot AC WVMX "Mix 107.9," and classic hits simulcast WNND/WNNP "Rewind 103.5/104.3."…..Cumulus Media hot AC WPLJ, New York marks the start of the summer season tomorrow (5/27) with its annual "95.5 'PLJ Summer Kick-Off at Jenkinson's Pavilion in Point Pleasant, New Jersey from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. "Todd & Jayde in the Morning" will broadcast live with performances by the Goo Goo Dolls, MAGIC!, American Authors and Ruth B. WPLJ has hosted this legendary event for more than 20 years featuring activities on site and the morning concert. WABC-TV senior meteorologist Bill Evans will also be onsite throughout the morning, reporting the weather live from the Jersey Shore. The event is free and open to the public.