RadioInfo Career Moves. At the iHeartMedia Chicago station group, Ashley "AC" Trybula is named digital program director. In this role, she'll work with the programming and sales departments for all six stations – country WEBG "BIG 95.5," hip hop WGCI, urban adult contemporary WVAZ "V103," CHR WKSC "KISS 103.5," hot AC WLIT "MYfm93.9," and gospel WGRB. Trybula comes to iHM from Radio One where she was a regional online editor…..Entercom Atlanta replaces the afternoon drive show on hot AC WSTR "STAR 94." Off the air are Drex, Cassiday, and Tingle and in for the 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm shift is Mike Marino who left his role on the "Jeff & Jenn" morning show for the new daypart.
iHM Launches Classic Hits Outlet in Eau Claire. Gone from WBIZ, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and translator W245CN, Eau Claire is "Sports Radio 1400" and now airing is the classic hits format branded "98.7 The Brew." The station posted the following message on its Facebook page, "Thank you for listening. We have now changed to Eau Claire's Classic Hits 98-7 THE BREW. We will continue to air some of the BEST local sports only now on the FM dial too! Stay tuned for more details." The iHeartMedia station will continue to air some sports play-by-play programming.
Is There (Extra-)Terrestrial Life Beyond Terrestrial Radio? Michael Harrison Catches Up With Former Radio Programmer Laurie Cantillo. Former talk radio program director (WTOP, WABC, KFYI, XTRA, KTAR) Laurie Cantillo is the guest interviewee on this week's installment of the award-winning PodcastOne program, "Up Close and Far Out with Michael Harrison." The past recipient of the TALKERS Woman of the Year Award left all-news WTOP, Washington, DC a year-and-a-half ago in a fascinating change of career course and became a public affairs officer in the planetary sciences division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since joining NASA, Cantillo has been involved in communicating information to the media about a variety of colorful projects including the recent New Horizons fly-by of Pluto and the current Juno Mission to Jupiter. Harrison and Cantillo discuss a wide range of subjects and issues including the state of commercial radio, the impact of today's media on the news, the relationship between young people and social media and, of course, leading edge discoveries and NASA projects in science. To listen to the podcast in its entirety, please click here or click on the "Up Close and Far Out" player box in the right-hand column of every page on Talkers.com and RadioInfo.com.