Zach Dillon Joins CHR KDWB, Minneapolis for Afternoons and Music Director Role. This move sees Zach Dillon move from iHeartMedia's Austin cluster where he's been programming the company's CHR KHFI "96.7 KISS FM," to the Twin Cities where, in addition to hosting the afternoon show on KDWB, he'll also serve as assistant program director and music director. iHeartMedia director of CHR programming/Western Great Lakes Region Rich Davis comments, "Zach's experience level both inside and outside our company make him the perfect choice to be my right-hand man at KDWB. I look forward to his contributions on the air and in the programming department as we solidify the powerhouse that is KDWB in the Twin Cities."
Rock Programmer Lance Hale Returns to Beasley in Fort Myers. Programmer Lance Hale is taking the programming reigns of Beasley Media Group's WRXK, Fort Myers "96K-ROCK." The company notes that Hale has "more than 14 years of programming experience, including a stint as music director/APD for [Beasley's] WJBX, Ft. Myers. Hale takes over for Jeff Zito who recently moved up the Gulf Coast to Tampa to program the company's WBRN "98.7 No Rules Rock." Beasley VP of programming Justin Chase says, "Lance is absolutely the best choice to step into the critical program director role at K-ROCK. Lance's knowledge of the market, his passion for the format and his solid programming skills will serve this important 30-year heritage station well."
More RadioInfo Career Moves. Air personality and voiceover talent Jim Bosh joins Midwest Communications to serve as the morning host on classic hits WLMI, Lansing, Michigan…..Dave Thomson exits his morning personality role at iHeartMedia's adult contemporary KSOF, Fresno "Soft Rock 98.9" and KJSN, Modesto "Sunny 102.3."
Michael Harrison and Steve Weisman Discuss the Dark Side of the Digital Era. In an intense conversation that pulls no punches, Michael Harrison and noted media attorney and cyber-scam expert Steve Weisman talk about the dangers to privacy and property presently lurking on the Internet. In the latest installment of the PodcastOne hit series "Up Close and Far Out with Michael Harrison," such topics as the recent hacking of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's accounts are explained and analyzed, covering a variety of dangers spanning identity theft to fraudulent advertising. Harrison and Weisman illuminate the problems being caused by criminals Harrison describes as the "dastardly bastards" who prey upon innocent victims (meaning the rest of us) who are becoming increasingly dependent on the Internet for its obvious benefits in all aspects of day to day life. Harrison also goes off on a rant about his extreme distaste for the widespread and still-growing practice of so-called legitimate websites selling "native" advertising (paid-for editorial content), not to mention the purposely deceptive clutter that leads to unintentional clicks and consequences for the user. This conversation is not-to-be missed. To listen to it in its entirety please click here or click on the "Up Close and Far Out" player box located in the right-hand column on every page of Talkers.com and RadioInfo.com.