Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Lamerato Named WXYZ/WMYD DOS

WXYZ/WMYD-TV has named Tony Lamerato Director of Sales.   Lamerato comes to the station from Fox Sports Detroit where he was the local sales manager. He managed all client negotiations for major sponsorships and led his team to three years of record-breaking revenue. Prior to that, Lamerato was the digital sales manager and director of… read more

Allyson Martinek Joins WNIC-FM as Morning Co-Host

WNIC-FM (Detroit) has named longtime Detroit radio personality Allyson Martinek co-host of the station’s Jay Towers in the Morning Show. Martinek was previously morning personality at WDVD-FM (Detroit) for 20 years. “We are thrilled to add Allyson to the WNIC lineup,” said iHeartMedia Michigan SVP/Programming Tony Travatto.  “Allyson’s tenure and following in Detroit make her the… read more

Justin Scheman Joins Ratt & Puff

On November 2, CBS Radio’s WDZH-FM (98.7 AMP Radio)(Detroit) announced that well-known radio producer and talent, Justin Scheman, has joined the “Rat and Puff Show” as the new morning show producer. The “Rat and Puff Show” airs weekdays from 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. Scheman has worked for a number of talented morning radio shows… read more

WOOD Radio Brings Dave Ramsey to Town

On November 2, WOOD-AM/FM (Grand Rapids) brought syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey to DeVos Hall, offering financial advice and guidance to a sellout crowd. iHeartMedia West Michigan Market President Tim Feagan told All Access, “We are so pleased to have Dave Ramsey back in West Michigan.  Grand Rapids and WOOD Radio have hosted many Ramsey… read more

Matt Hanlon Joins Entercom

Entercom has announced the appointment of Matt Hanlon as Vice-President/Market Manager for its new acquisition in Charlotte, N.C. Hanlon, a longtime Michigan broadcaster, has over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales operations with a background in the media and broadcasting industry. Previously, Hanlon served as president of Citadel Broadcasting, based in Grand Rapids,… read more

Buzz Knight Joins Beasley

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., has named Buzz Knight as Vice President of Programming, following the completion of Beasley Broadcast Group’s previously announced acquisition of all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media, Inc. Beasley closed on Greater Media November 1. Buzz has served as Senior Vice President, Program… read more

Beasley Appoints New Detroit VP/Market Manager

Beasley Media Group, Inc. has promoted Mac Edwards (McTindal) to VP/Market Manager at Beasley’s newly acquired Detroit, Michigan cluster.   As of November 1, Edwards is managing the former Greater Media-Detroit stations, including WRIF-FM, WMGC-FM and WCSX-FM.  Edwards formerly served as VP/Market Manager for Beasley’s stations in Fayetteville, NC. Edwards replaces Steve Chessare, who served as Market Manager… read more