When Your Station IS the News. Last week's attempted takeover of a media outlet in Baltimore by an allegedly deranged man happened at a television station. But, it could just as easily have been a radio station group. ABC Television Network director of business continuity Howard B. Price writes in a column published today (5/2), that "comprehensive, well-resourced and well-rehearsed emergency planning not only assures your continued ability to operate in times of crisis, but more importantly, shows your staff and clients how much you care." He notes that the Sinclair-owned station and its staffers were prepared and it showed in how the situation was dealt with. Read Price's valuable advice for preparing for potential emergencies this these here.
RadioInfo Career Moves. WMPX, Beaverton, Michigan "Sunny 97.7" morning drive personality Gary Williams retires from the Steel Broadcasting-owned adult contemporary station. Williams had been with the north-central Michigan station for the past 32 years. He'd been working with co-host Chris Schaeffer, who will continue hosting mornings solo…..Beasley Media Group names JoAnn Johnson business manager for its Las Vegas cluster. Johnson has worked in the Las Vegas market for more than two decades.