Sheila Hamilton Re-Ups with Alpha's Triple A KINK, Portland. KINK, Portland news director and morning show co-host Sheila Hamilton and Alpha Media agree to terms on a multi-year deal for the news and radio pro to remain with the station. Alpha Media SVP/market manager Milt McConnell states, "Sheila exemplifies what our Northwest lifestyle is all about. She is a passionate communicator who understands the thoughts and feelings of our fans and brings that driving force every morning to the KINK community." Hamilton began her career in documentary film before producing and reporting two decades of television investigative news for television stations including Portland's KATU-TV and Salt Lake City's KTVX-TV. The five-time Emmy-winner published her book, All the Things We Never Knew (Seal Press), in November of 2015.
More RadioInfo Career Moves. Austin radio personality and programmer Chris Mosser joins Emmis' triple A KGSR where he begins hosting the station's morning show, effective Wednesday, July 6. Mosser previously served with iHeartMedia in Austin as PD for country KVET…..Local Media San Diego's alternative XETRA "91X" brings Hilary Chambers aboard to host the midday program and serve as music director, beginning July 1. Chambers was afternoon host at "91X" for almost 10 years and says, "I am so stoked, so grateful, and so fired up to get this party started and to come full-circle, back to the station that has my heart!"
RadioInfo Career Moves. At the iHeartMedia Nashville station group, Morgan Huelsman is named digital program director. The company says that in this role she will work with the cluster's programming and sales teams to manage and grow the online and mobile content strategy its six stations and its station personalities. Huelsman previously served as the digital content director for the company's Wichita station group…..Programmer Russ Williams exits New South Radio's country WUSJ, Jackson, Mississippi "US 96.3" where he was program director and an air personality for the past 10 years…..E.W. Scripps adult contemporary KSRZ, Omaha "Star 104.5" brings Terry McCormick aboard to co-host the morning show with Chris Chapman. McCormick – most recently music director and air personality at Entercom's KKMJ, Austin "MAJIC 95.5" – takes over for Rickey Woods…..In the Erie market, Mark Richards joins Erie Radio Co.-owned CHR WEHP "HAPPI 92.7" as music director and afternoon drive host.
BIA Kelsey Releases State of Radio Industry Report. As part of its state of the radio industry report, BIA Kelsey releases "The Position of Local Radio Stations: Trends for 2016 & Beyond." Using data from Nielsen Audio, Edison Research, Miller Kaplan, and more, the study looks at AM/FM radio's reach and revenue over the past five years and projects where radio is likely to be five years down the road. It notes recent industry-wide dips in local station revenue. "We believe local radio stations will be able to turn around this negative over-the-air revenue growth slightly. As long as the economy maintains moderate growth in the next few years, we expect total radio advertising to grow in the 1.0 % to 1.25 % CAGR range." The BIA Kelsey study also points to digital and live events as pieces of the radio revenue pie that have helped AM/FM survive spot sales declines that will continue to be crucial to radio's bottom line in the years ahead.
TALKERS 2016 Video Presentations Launch Today! A special feature presenting Livestream video recordings of the recent TALKERS 2016: Bridging the Generations gathering launches today on Talkers.com. The 19th annual installment of the talk media industry's longest running and most important national convention took place on the fabulous campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on Friday, May 20. Beginning today, the industry will be able to view the event's main panels and presentations kicking off with three outstanding sessions – event emcee, Dr. Joy Browne's "Welcoming Remarks;" media consultant Holland Cooke's presentation, "Talk Media: The Next Generation;" and Premiere Networks/Fox News Channel talk radio and television star Sean Hannity being interviewed by Michael Harrison in a one-on-one "Fireside Chat." More speeches, panels and presentations from the dynamic event including WFAN, New York icon, Mike Francesa's "Morning Sports Radio Keynote;" the TALKERS "Awards Ceremony;" the "Talk Rumble" and much more will be added in the days and weeks to come. To view this must-see presentation, please click here.