WNSH Airs "Miracle for the Kids" Radio-thon. Today's event (Friday, 12/16) will be broadcast from the Manhattan studios of Cumulus Media country outlet WNSH "Nash 94.7, New York." Co-hosts of "America's Morning Show" – Ty, Kelly, and Chuck – began the coverage at 6:00 am. Interviews of children and families who have been impacted by the lifesaving work of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals are to be featured throughout the day with Mike Allan and Jesse Addy. "Nash Next" 2016 winner Todd O'Neill will join the hosts in the studio throughout the day; Dan + Shay plan to stop by prior to their show tonight at PlayStation Theater. Autographed guitars and one-of-a-kind tour items will be up for bid in a live auction. Today's broadcast concludes a six-week campaign highlighting the work of local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: Children's Specialized Hospital (New Brunswick); Cohen Children's Hospital (New Hyde Park); and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (Valhalla). Last month, families shared their stories as part of WNSH's "Miracle Mondays," while "Giving Tuesday" was dedicated to supporting this cause as well. All money raised throughout this campaign and during today's broadcast will go directly to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
O'Brian Tapped To Program WPAW. The 20-year owner of Next Level Entertainment and the syndicated weekly radio program "Retro Country USA," Dale O'Brian is appointed program director/morning drive personality at Entercom Greensboro country outlet WPAW "93.1 The Wolf." According to Entercom Greensboro vice president of operations Brian Douglas, "Dale is a people person. He impressed us with his enthusiasm, record of team leadership, and ideas on taking 'The Wolf' to the top. We are proud to have him leading the team." Until three months ago, O'Brian – who will begin his new role shortly after Christmas – was program director and afternoon drive talent of similarly-formatted Cumulus Media Lexington (Kentucky) country duo WLXX "Nash 92.9" and WVLK-FM "Nash Icon 101.5." Over the last 30 years, he has programmed Lexington stations WWQQ, WMXL, and WLAP, as well as WWZZ "Z-104," Washington, D.C.; WBTS "95.5 The Beat," Atlanta; and WNNF, Cincinnati. In addition, O'Brian spent one year as southeast promotion manager for Ride Records. He succeeds Randall Bliss, who left "The Wolf" last month. In Greensboro's spirited country battle, "The Wolf" ranks sixth (5.1, 6+, Nielsen Audio PPM, November 2016) just behind iHeartMedia's WTQR "New Country Q-104" (5.4, fifth, 6+). On top is Entercom rhythmic CHR WJMH "102 Jamz The Hip-Hop Station" (12.4, 6+).
Johnston Joins Beasley Las Vegas As GSM. After five months as senior account executive at crosstown Cox Business, Karolyn Johnston is appointed general sales manager of Beasley Media Group's five-station Las Vegas cluster. Beasley Las Vegas director of sales Mark Sturcken states that years ago, he "had the pleasure working alongside Karolyn. Her energy, enthusiasm, relationships in the Las Vegas market, knowledge and passion for our business are second to none. With more than two decades of media experience, Karolyn brings tremendous value to our leadership team." According to Johnston, she is "so happy to be on board. There are great things on deck for us [owing to] Beasley Media Group's reputation in Las Vegas, along with the smart, seasoned roster of media professionals that make up this group. I simply could not be more delighted to be a part of this team as we move into the new year." Johnston previously was integrated marketing specialist at iHeartMedia Las Vegas; account executive for Cumulus Media Atlanta; senior account manager for Atlanta's WQXI-AM "The Zone"; and an account executive for Seattle's KIRO-TV. From November 2002 to March 2009, she was an account executive at Cox Media Group Las Vegas. With their November 2016 Nielsen Audio PPM (6+) average quarter hour share and market rank in parentheses, Beasley Las Vegas consists of classic hits-oldies KKLZ (7.2, #1); urban-rhythmic oldies KOAS "Old School 105.7" (4.8, #4); country KCYE "The Coyote" (2.5, #15); hot AC KVGS "Star 107.9" (2.3, #19); and talk KDWN (1.1, #24).