RadioInfo Career Moves. Marketing pro Dayne Damme is named marketing director for Entercom's Austin station group that includes adult contemporary KKMJ "Majic 95.5," hot AC KAMX, "Mix 94.7," urban AC KKMJ-HD3 "96.3 RnB," and news/talk KJCE "Talk Radio 1370." Damme moves to Texas from Entercom's Sacramento cluster where he held a similar position…..The WHEB, Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based "Greg & The Morning Buzz" show – with Greg Kretschmar – joins the Radio Button Network for national distribution. The company was formed for the purpose of syndication by the principals of the "Ace & TJ Show."…..At Pamal Broadcasting's hot AC WKBE, Corinth, New York "100.3 The Point" (Glens Falls market), Pete Kelly takes over the morning drive slot after Justin Mallow exited to CRS Radio Holdings' adult hits WHGM-AM/W284BE "The Point" in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Kelly previously served with Saranac Lake Radio's hot AC WYZY, Saranac, New York "Y106.3."
RadioInfo Tidbits. The weekly, syndicated "Sammy Hagar's Top Rock Countdown" is now being represented in both sales and networking of the show by United Stations Radio Networks. The year-old show had been produced by Envisage Radio Group with the show being repped by USRN…..The Siga Broadcasting-owned signal KGBC, Galveston, Texas is no longer airing programming from China Radio International. The station is now airing programming from BizTalkRadio…..SiriusXM is bringing The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas aboard to host a monthly show titled "Culture Void." Casablancas is also singer for his band Julian Casablancas+The Voidz and is founder of Cult Records. He says, "I'm excited to have an hour to get weird on a big platform."
Michael Harrison Conducts Candid 'Fireside Chat' with Sean Hannity. One of the highlights of last week's TALKERS 2016: Bridging the Generations was a "fireside chat" conducted by Michael Harrison with Premiere Networks/Fox News Channel superstar Sean Hannity. They tackled a variety of hot industry topics, including ratings in the digital era and Hannity's ongoing critical assessment of the progress being made by Nielsen in providing accurate metrics reflecting talk radio's numbers both on air and online. They explore the dynamic and volatile relationship between politics and talk radio – focusing on the Trump phenomenon. Harrison asks Hannity to spill some behind-the-scenes gossip about the impact of this year's presidential election on the relationships between his high-profile colleagues at Fox News Channel. In addition, they discuss lowering the demos and make very positive predictions about the future of talk radio and talk media in general. Hannity reveals that he has just re-signed contracts with both Premiere and Fox through 2020. To listen to the entire conversation within the context of this week's installment of the PodcastOne international hit "Up Close and Far Out with Michael Harrison," please click here or click on the "Up Close and Far Out" player box in the right hand column on every page of Talkers.com and RadioInfo.com.