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February 2017 (2/2 - 3/1) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 1

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 02:00 PM PDT 030d3

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CBS Sports Radio To Move Tiki & Tierney To Afternoons; DA To Late Mornings

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 11:28 AM PDT

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CBS Sports Radio is making schedule changes starting Monday, April 17.

With Doug Gottlieb exiting the network on Friday, April 14, Tiki Barber and
Brandon Tierney will move from 9am-12pm to 3pm-6pm. The duo will also take
Gottliebs simulcast on the CBS Sports cable network. Moving from nights to
fill the 9am-12pm will be Damon DA Amendolara. The new 6pm-10pm timeslot
host will be announced at a later date.

Gottlieb is expected to join Fox Sports and Fox Sports Radio potentially
taking their vacant 3-6pm show previously held by Jay Mohr.

–CBS Sports Radio’s popular shows, “Tiki and Tierney” and “The DA Show,”
will move to new weekday timeslots, effective Monday, April 17, as part of
new multi-year agreements with their respective hosts, Tiki Barber and
Brandon Tierney and Damon Amendolara. Additionally, “Tiki and Tierney” will
be simulcast live on CBS Sports Network, a first for the program. The
addition of “Tiki and Tierney” on CBS Sports Network adds to the network’s
robust lineup of programming which also includes the simulcast of “Boomer
Carton” every weekday morning.

“Tiki and Tierney” will move from weekday mornings, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to
afternoon drive, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, replacing “The Doug Gottlieb Show” which
will have its final broadcast on Friday, April 14. “The DA Show” will move
from its current timeslot of weekday evenings, 6:00 – 10:00 PM, to
mornings, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. A new evening show and host will be named

“We’re thrilled that our listeners will be able to enjoy Tiki, Brandon and
DA for years to come,” said Eric Spitz, Director, Programming, CBS Sports
Radio. “Airing in new dayparts, these already popular shows will be
introduced to scores of new listeners while undoubtedly continuing to serve
their current audiences. The addition of a live simulcast of ‘Tiki and
Tierney’ solidifies their popularity and relevance in today’s competitive
sports arena.

“Doug Gottlieb has been a trusted and sought-after voice on CBS Sports
Radio since our 2013 launch and we wish him nothing but the very best in
all his future pursuits.”

Beginning Monday, April 17, the new CBS Sports Radio weekday line-up* will
be as follows:

Show Time

“Gio and Jones” with Gregg Giannotti and Brian Jones 6:00 – 9:00 AM

“The DA Show” 9:00 AM – 12:00

“The Jim Rome Show” 12:00 – 3:00 PM

“Tiki and Tierney” 3:00 – 6:00 PM

TO BE ANNOUNCED 6:00 – 10:00 PM

“Ferrall on the Bench” with Scott Ferrall 10:00 PM – 2:00

“After Hours with Amy Lawrence” 2:00 – 6:00 AM

*All times are Eastern. Schedule is subject to change.

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Santa Lands In Panama City For Spring Break

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 10:58 AM PDT

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With Rock 97X WYYX relocating back to 97.7, Magic Broadcasting has launched
Christmas Music 100.1 Santa-FM WWLY Panama City Beach FL.

The station has gone beyond the usual Christmas stunt to at least give the
appearance of its promise of Christmas Hits All Year. The station is
running live remotes this weekend including Rudolphs Foam Party on
Saturday, March 25 described as Christmas music? Check! Glow sticks? Check!
Reindeer hats? Check! 10,000 gallons of foam? Check!

Prior to WYYXs tower being struck by lightning and 100.1 becoming the
temporary home of 97X last August, the station was Rhythmic Oldies Groove
100.1 WVVE.

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ESPN Radio Promotes WEPN PD Justin Craig To Senior Director Programming and

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 10:09 AM PDT

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ESPN has promoted Justin Craig to Senior Director, Programming and
Operations for the national ESPN Radio network.

Craig has worked for ESPN since January 1998 moving up from board operator
to producer to Program Director first for ESPN 1000 WMVP Chicago and since
2010 as PD of ESPN 98.7 WEPN New York. In his new role Craig will relocate
to Bristol CT and oversee all ESPN Radio programming and production.

Ryan Hurley, who has served as Assistant Program Director at WEPN since
2015 and producer of The Michael Kay Show since 2004, will assume the
Program Director role at WEPN. Stephen A. Smith show producer Jonathan
Winthrop adds Assistant Program Director duties.

ESPN Radio New York 98.7FM program director Justin Craig has been named
Senior Director, Programming and Operations for the national ESPN Radio
network. In this capacity, Craig will be responsible for all aspects of
ESPN Radio programming and production, including oversight of Mike Mike,
The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, Russillo Kanell, and nighttime and
weekend programming. Craig transitioned out of his current role at 98.7FM
earlier this month and is now based at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol,
Conn., reporting to David Roberts, vice president, ESPN Network Content.

Ryan Hurley, formerly the Assistant Program Director at 98.7FM, has been
promoted to Program Director and will oversee all aspects of programming at
the station. Jonathan Winthrop, who has previously served as a producer at
98.7FM will take on a leadership role as the new Assistant Program Director
and will continue to produce The Stephen A. Smith Show.

“Justin brings to this role a wide range of experience and winning
results,” said Roberts. “He clearly understands the value of how the local
and national networks can collectively create an even stronger culture of
success. Bottom line, Justin Craig is uniquely prepared for this extremely
important leadership role. He’s a winner.”

Craig joined ESPN New York in 2010, successfully leading the station to
ratings growth in that period. Prior to his role at ESPN Radio New York,
Craig served as the Program Director for ESPN Chicago 1000 for four years.
In that time, the station became the number one sports talk station in the
city. He also helped create the station’s flagship show Waddle Silvy, now
the top-rated afternoon drive show in Chicago.

Craig joined ESPN in January 1998 as a part-time overnight board operator,
before becoming one of the original producers of Mike Mike in 2000. He
graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree
in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Hurley, a graduate of Hofstra University, has been with ESPN New York since
2004 and served as a producer for The Michael Kay Show for 11 years, first
as a lead producer, then as the executive producer. In 2015, he was named
the Assistant Program Director at 98.7FM and played a vital role in
developing programming at the station. He has also produced Jets, Knicks
and Rangers games for the station.

Winthrop joined ESPN New York in 2004 as a board operator and has been a
longtime producer of The Stephen A. Smith Show. Winthrop has worked on
various 98.7FM shows, including The Michael Kay Show. He graduated from
Hofstra University in 2004

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K-Surf Goes Fulltime Oldies On KBOQ

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 08:57 AM PDT

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The neverending quest for younger demographics has reached Mount Wilson FM
Broadcasters Standards Unforgettable 1260 KBOQ Beverly Hills/Los Angeles as
it flipped to 50s/60s Oldies K-Surf.

The move comes just a week after Mount Wilson launched the K-Surf brand as
a full-time format on 105.1 KKGO-HD2 Los Angeles and as a weekend block on
KBOQ. The station previous held a similar format and brand in the mid-2000s.

The full-time switch to Oldies due to overwhelming demand too place on
Friday, March 17. The most recent iteration of the Adult Standards format,
which had debuted in August 2016, will remain available online.

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WQEZ Traverse City Flips To Rock

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 05:00 AM PDT

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Black Diamond Broadcasting has flipped Soft AC Easy 95.5 WQEZ Glen
Arbor/Traverse City MI to a simulcast of Rock Rock 105 WGFM Cheboygan.

95.5 takes on new WGFE call letters as it returns to the simulcast it
previously held from September 2009 until April 2013. The new format on
95.5 gives a direct format competitor in Traverse City to Northern
Broadcast Rock 97.5 KLT WKLT Kalkaska/98.9 WKLZ Petoskey. WKLT/WKLZ is set
to flip to a broader music mix when Blarney Stone Broadcasting completes
its purchase of Northern Broadcast.

The former WQEZ call letters move to Easy 106.3 WOEZ Onaway/Cheboygan,
which previously ran the same music as 95.5 with separate imaging and

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