Beasley Closes on Greater Media Deal. It's official. The former Greater Media stations are now a part of Beasley Broadcast Group as of today (11/1). (Except for Charlotte outlets news/talk WBT-AM/FM, sports talk WFNZ, and hot AC WLNK which were spun off to Entercom to comply with ownership cap rules.) In a memo to staffers, acting CEO Caroline Beasley states, "This transaction joins two family-founded companies that have always taken great pride in serving our communities into a brand-new, multi-form broadcast and digital company that will expand our united presence in the radio industry. We will be working together to significantly broaden our reach, our scale and our revenue base."
WPHT, Philadelphia Host Dom Giordano Is This Week's Guest on Harrison Podcast. One of the longest-running and most highly respected major market local news/talkers in America, Dom Giordano of CBS O&O WPHT, Philadelphia, is this week's guest on the award-winning PodcastOne series, "Up Close and Far Out with Michael Harrison." Giordano, a moderate conservative with libertarian leanings, objectively discusses the impact that the election of 2016 (with its disruptive Donald Trump factor) has had on most of the industry's news/talkers. Harrison says, "This conversation is a fitting way for this media-based series to wrap up the 2016 pre-election era. Dom Giordano is one of those rare players in today's talk media who seeks truth (at least as he earnestly sees it) – even if it comes at the expense of victory. We need more of that kind of thinking on all ends of the political spectrum in America. It'll make better radio, not to mention a better country." To listen to this podcast 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.
RadioInfo Career Moves. Air personality (and former "Amazing Race" contestant) Tanner Kloven is promoted from evenings to afternoon drive at CBS RADIO's hot AC KVIL, Dallas. Kloven joined the station in April of this year. The station says a new evening personality will be announced at a later date…..In the northwest part of the Phoenix market, program director Super Snake exits Sierra H Broadcasting's hip hop KNRJ, Cordes Lakes "101.1 The Beat" and rhythmic oldies KAJM, Camp Verde "Mega 104.3" after a nine-month stint…..In Big Rapids, Michigan, Brian Goodenow is leaving his OM/morning host positions with Mentor Partners-owned hot AC WYBR "Y102 FM" to enter the education profession at a local tech school. In the interim, Mark Elliott is stepping in to handle OM duties for the station.