Melissa Chase Appointed to OM at SummitMedia Richmond. Programmer and air personality Melissa Chase takes on the operations manager position at SummitMedia's Richmond, Virginia station group that includes: country WKHK "K95," hot Ac WURV "103.7 Play," classic rock WKLR, adult hits WJSR "Star 100.9," CHR W291CL "Hot 106.1," and hip hop W282CA "G104.3." Chase comments, "I am beyond excited to be able to work with a talented team to continue to provide incredible content, killer music and outstanding local promotions for SummitMedia Richmond. A huge thank you to all the amazing programmers I've worked with who have been mentors through this journey – and especially to Bill Tanner, John Olsen, Dom Theodore and Bob Willoughby for this opportunity!"
Valentine Named Mix Show Coordinator for KALV, Phoenix. Air personality Daniel Valentine is currently heard on CBS RADIO's CHR KALV, Phoenix "LIVE 101.5" hosting the noontime "Eat 2 the Beat Mix" and evenings at 10:00 pm on the "Late Night Mix Fix." Now, the Arizona State University student is named mix show coordinator for the station. CBS RADIO VP of programming Tim Richards says, "Daniel has been an important part of the 'LIVE' mix team and we're excited to promote him to this well-deserved position." Valentine began as an intern at CBS RADIO Phoenix in the fall of 2013 and quickly moved to a promotions assistant position in January 2014. Valentine began mixing nightly on air for "LIVE 101.5" in September 2014.
Cox Adds EVP of National Ad Platforms to Brett Fennell's Title; Promotes Palmer and Morrow. At Cox Media Group, chief financial officer Brett Fennell is promoted as the company adds EVP of national ad platforms to his job title. A the same time, SVP of sales for CoxReps and president of HRP David Palmer is upped to president of CoxReps where he'll report to Fennell. Jason Morrow, president of TeleRep (a division of CoxReps), is now promoted to chief operating officer of CoxReps. All of these changes will take place on January 1. Kim Guthrie, who takes over the CMG president role on that date, says, "It is remarkable to be able to tap such strong internal talent in our leadership ranks to fill these important roles. The alignment of CoxReps, Gamut and Videa under Brett's strategic leadership will take these businesses to the next level for our valued broadcast advertising customers."
More RadioInfo Career Moves. Radio programming pro John Roberts joins Townsquare Media's Tyler-Longview, Texas cluster to serve as operations manager for the four-station cluster consisting of: country KNUE, hot AC KTYL "MIX 93.1," urban AC KISX "HOT 107.3 JAMZ," and classic rock KKTX. He previously programmed E.W. Scripps' CHR KHTT, Tulsa "106.9 K-HITS."…..Gold Coast Broadcasting promotes CHR KFYV, Oxnard-Ventura, California morning host and promotions director Katrina Medrano by adding music director duties.
DOOBIE PICK: Check Out New Single by D. Francisco. According to RadioInfo music editor Duane Doobie Jr., the new single by D. Francisco, "I Want Ya" (In Ohm Entertainment) is something that should not be overlooked by CHR programmers interested in infusing some Latin pop into their format without reliving the late-90s through assorted tracks from the discographies of Ricky Martin and Julio Iglesias. Doobie says, "This single has all of the dance energy from the best of Latin pop, but also incorporates twists reminiscent of more classical/operatic artists with an EDM tinged sound. Not playing this track is only giving the competition ownership of an up-and-coming artist – D. Francisco." The "I Want Ya" music video is a sizzling number that heats up quick and burns hot until the very end. It's set in a darkened club with a group of high rollers seated around a small table, and they're playing a very big game of poker. Chips and dollars abound – it's clear that the stakes are high. As D. Francisco and his band light up the stage, a buxom new participant, dressed in all white, enters the match: Ana Carla Sinclair. Known as a contestant on "The Voice Mexico," she takes a seat, portraying quite the foil to the sultry hostess and attending waitress, dressed in a sizzling black and red outfit, played by renowned dancer Nayara Nuñez. As the action ensues, a coy game of eye contact and knowing glances are exchanged by D. Francisco, Nayara, and Ana, although it's unclear exactly who is on which side. Eventually, Ana runs the table with the supposed "pros" while Nayara explodes onstage with her brilliant dance. Though she may have a furtive plan in place, D. Francisco discreetly disarms her, and executes a plan of his own on the way out the door! Check it out here.