RadioInfo Career Moves. Radio programmer Haley Jones joins Nielsen's music commercial team as director of radio where her focus will be on the BDSradio business. The company says she'll help radio clients leverage Nielsen's music data and insights as well as contribute to the overall Nielsen Music research strategy. Jones has served as PD for Emmis' Austin triple A KGSR. She's also worked at KFOG, San Francisco; KSWD, Los Angeles; and KPRI, San Diego…..At urban adult contemporary KBLX, San Francisco, Entercom fills the role on its "The Morning Dream Team" show left open by the departure of Mark Curry with actor and comic Tony Roberts. He joins Kimmie Taylor and Tony Sco on the wake-up show…..Programmer Tias Schuster leaves his PD gig at iHeartMedia's CHR WKGS and hot AC WDVI in Rochester to take on the SVP of programming position at the company's Norfolk, Virginia station group. There, he's programming CHR WNOH and rhythmic AC WMOV and will supervise the programmers for hip hop WOWI, and urban AC WHBT…..At Cox Media Group's adult contemporary KRAV, Tulsa "MIX 96," personality Chuck Stevens exits the afternoon drive daypart as the station is eliminating that position…..Delmarva gives music director duties to evening host Aaron Price hot AC WSTW, Wilmington…..At iHeartMedia Denver, Ryan Clune is named SVP of sales and Michael Souza is installed as SVP of strategic partnerships…..Beasley Broadcast Group's adult contemporary WJPT, Naples, Florida "Sunny 106.3" adds Premiere Networks' Delilah to the station's weeknight lineup.
RadioInfo Tidbits. This Sunday, radio personality Dominic "Zakk" Zaccagnini is debuting "The Red & Gold Bone-Crushing Postgame Show" on Cumulus Media's classic rocker KSAN "107.7 The Bone," the flagship station for San Francisco 49ers football…..The Alliance for Women in Media announces its honorees for the "Women Who Lead" luncheon taking place on November 15 at 10 on the Park at Time Warner Center in New York City. The celebration recognizes women who have blazed trails and who are making significant impact in the media industry. This year's honorees are: Abby Greensfelder, co-CEO and executive producer at Half Yard Productions; Kim Guthrie, EVP of Cox Media Group and president of Cox Reps; Catherine L. Hughes, chairperson and founder of Radio One, Inc; Paula A. Kerger, president and CEO of PBS; Karen Leever, EVP & GM, Digital Media of Discovery Communications; and Ellen Levine, editorial director of Hearst Magazines.
Beasley Launches 'Playa 98.1' on WRXK-HD2. The Naples-Fort Myers market station is debuting on Beasley Media Group's WRXK-HD2, branded "Playa 98.1" and will feature salsa, merengue, bachata and more. The company says, "'Playa 98.1' is the new Latin station that celebrates rhythms of 'Salsa y Mas!'" Operations manager Adam Star adds, "Now, Southwest Florida is dancing with the new 'Playa 98.1!' This station is filled with superstar Latin artists and we are ready to bring this special format to Southwest Florida."
Rahny Taylor Back in AM Drive on Milwakee's '97-3 NOW.' In announcing its new morning drive show, CHR WRNW, Milwaukee "97-3 NOW" notes that Rahny Taylor spent more than 10 years waking up Milwaukeeans on crosstown CHR WXSS "103.7 Kiss FM." Now, he returns to Brew City after his most recent stint with K-Love and Air1. WRNW program director Brett Andrews comments, "We're so excited to welcome Rahny Taylor back home. Rahny had huge success driving people to work for over a decade and we could not be more thrilled to have him waking up Milwaukee on '97-3 NOW' each weekday! I'm so stoked to team back up with Rahny to make great radio for our city."
Pettiette Upped to VP/Director of Sales for CBS RADIO Houston. Sales pro Michael Pettiette moves up from his regional director of digital sales for the CBS RADIO Houston station group to vice president and director of sales. He's been with CBS for the past five years. He started his radio career with iHeartMedia as an account executive. Pettiette will now oversee multi-platform sales and revenue for the cluster that includes hot AC KHMX, sports talk KIKK, country KILT-FM, sports talk KILT-AM, CHR KKHH, and Spanish KLOL-FM.