CBS Names Matthew Siegel CFO of CBS RADIO. President Andre Fernandez says that as CBS RADIO prepares to be separated from parent CBS Corp, it is putting officers in place that will help the company succeed. It names Matthew Siegel as its chief financial officer. New York-based Siegel will "oversee all financial functions of the business, including treasury, investor relations, financial planning, corporate accounting and risk management." Fernandez says, "Matt's broad financial experience serving top media organizations will help position us for continued success." Most recently he served as the co-CFO and treasurer of Time Warner Cable through the merger period with Charter Communications. Prior to that, he was the senior vice president and treasurer of TWC since just prior to TWC's separation from Time Warner.
iHeartMedia Names Dustin Fletcher PD for 'ALT 104.9' in St. Louis. Calling on the services of alternative programming pro Dustin Fletcher, iHeartMedia names the PD for its month-old St. Louis alternative rocker, KLLT "ALT 104.9." Fletcher recently served with the company as program director and midday host at Richmond's WRXL "XL102" and W214AP "96.1 The Planet." During his career he's served at WFNX, Boston; WFXH, Savannah; WDYL, Richmond; and WFNZ, Knoxville. Fletcher comments, "I'm thrilled to join the iHeartMedia St. Louis team. The launch of 'ALT 104.9' along with the return of 'The Woody Show' are ushering in a new era for alternative rock fans in St. Louis and I'm honored to be a part of it." 'ALT 104.9' launched on October 18. Fletcher begins his duties on December 6.
'Rover's Morning Glory' Show Re-Ups with iHeartMedia. The WMMS, Cleveland-based "Rover's Morning Glory" and iHeartMedia have agreed to a contract extension for the morning show hosted by Shane "Rover" French. The announcement isn't specific about the term of the new contract but says that Rover will continue to host the show that airs weekdays from 6:00 am to 11:00 am on WMMS and "affiliates in key markets." The program will continue to feature other on-air personalities including Duji, Dieter, Charlie, Nadz, Alex and Jeffrey. The program and is presented on the Internet in video format via RMG-TV. Rover says, "We've had a blast working with iHeartMedia since 2008 to expand and grow the show. In the coming months we'll enter the next phase of 'Rover's Morning Glory' – something BIG that's never been tried in radio before. As the saying goes…stay tuned!"
More RadioInfo Career Moves. In the Twin Cities, Chris Rahn has exited the brand manager position at Go Media's alternative KTWN "GO 96-3."…..Morning personality Jeff Miles says that, due to personal reasons, he's exited Beasley's country WKLB, Boston…..In Sacramento, Todd Baker has stepped down from his morning show duties at CBS RADIO's hot AC KZZO "NOW 100.5."
53rd Anniversary of the JFK Assassination Coming Up – Investigator Mark Shaw Guests on Harrison Podcast Connecting Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen to Murder of President. With the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination coming up on November 22, noted investigative reporter and author Mark Shaw guests on this week's installment of the award-winning PodcastOne series "Up Close and Far Out with Michael Harrison." Shaw is the author of the soon-to-be-released book The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen (Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster, 2016). Was the "What's My Line" TV star, media icon, gossip columnist and crack investigative reporter/journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large? These questions and more are effectively tackled in former CNN, ESPN and USA TODAY legal analyst Mark Shaw's forthcoming book. On interviewing the former radio talk show host and prolific author of 25 books, Harrison states, "Mark Shaw is the real deal when it comes to investigative journalism – as was Dorothy Kilgallen – one of the most important multi-media icons of the 20th century. I loved doing this interview for two reasons. First, as the years go by it is becoming increasingly evident that there is more to the story of JFK's death than the official history would indicate. Second, I take every opportunity I can to expose new generations of media practitioners to the late Dorothy Kilgallen – hands down the most important woman ever to appear on radio, television and in print in the mid-20th century… and perhaps, ever!" To listen to the 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.