Bill Michaels Upped to OM for Cumulus Toledo Cluster. Programmer Bill Michaels – responsible for leading classic rock WXKR, sports talk WLQR "106.5 The Ticket," talk WTOD-AM, and alternative WQQO-HD2/W264AK – is promoted to operations manager for Cumulus Media's Toledo cluster and Monroe, Michigan property country WMIM "98.3 NASH Icon." The cluster also includes country WKKO "K100" and classic hits WRQN. This is a newly created position and in addition to his new responsibilities, Michaels will continue to program WXKR, "100.7 The Zone," WLQR and WTOD as well as host the WXKR midday show from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cumulus RVP and market manager Andy Stuart says, "Bill and I have worked together for a long time and while I am quite certain that he has the experience, intuition and leadership skills necessary to lead our stations to greatness, I'm also quite certain he can handle my penchant for emailing and texting him at 3:00 am."
Paul Giammarco Returns to Cumulus Providence as Afternoon Host on 'Lite Rock 105.' Rhode Island radio pro Paul Giammarco begins hosting the afternoon show on Cumulus Media's adult contemporary WWLI, Providence "Lite Rock 105" on July 26. Giammarco has been serving with WLWC-TV, New Bedford "CW28" in account management and development. He'd served with Cumulus Media's news/talk WPRO-AM and 99.7 FM in the past as OM/PD and was an owner of WNRI, Woonsocket, Rhode Island for many years.
RadioInfo Tidbits. Las Vegas morning personality Chet Buchanan has been honored with the "The Best of the Silver State XIV" Humanitarian Award. In addition to his radio gig as morning host on CBS RADIO's KLUC, Buchanan spends countless hours with dozens of charities throughout Southern Nevada. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Trustees for HELP of Southern Nevada, Board of Directors for VARIETY – The Children's Charity and the Board of Trustees for Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and hosts the annual Chet Buchanan Candlelighters 5k "Race For Our Kids." "It's an honor to be recognized, but this is truly an award to be shared with my 98.5 KLUC family, as well as with my many friends, corporate partners and the people I am humbled to serve with every day, who simply want to do something good. Not to mention my beautiful, long suffering and extremely patient wife."…..United Stations Radio Networks is partnering with renowned producers, The Baka Boyz. USRN will handle the advertising sales for the national commercial time in the widely distributed programs created, hosted and distributed by The Baka Boyz.