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[RadioInsight] Beasley Launches Florida Sports Network with Miller & Moulton Syndication

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Oct 21, 2021, 8:28:41 PM10/21/21


Beasley Launches Florida Sports Network with Miller & Moulton Syndication

Posted: 21 Oct 2021 12:04 PM PDT

Following the entry of WBZ-FM Boston morning hosts Toucher Rich into
syndication this week, Beasley Media is expanding another Sports morning
show into regional syndication.

The Florida Sports Network is debuting with ESPN Southwest Florida 770 WBCN
North Fort Myers/98.1 W251AL/104.3 W282BY Fort Myers morning hosts Mark
Miller and David Moulton. Marty Booher, owner of the Michigan Sports
Network, serves as President of the Florida Sports Network.

The network will launch with the expansion of Miller Moulton to Beasleys
MoneyTalk 1010 WHFS Seffner/Tampa in the 6-10am timeslot.

Beasley Media Group announces the Florida Sports Network featuring Miller
and Moulton can now be heard Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. -10 a.m. on
ESPN’s Southwest Florida studios (98.1FM and 770am) and 1010am in Tampa.

Miller Moulton, featuring Mark Miller and David Moulton, has produced an
entertaining and informative show with national guests since 2006 and have
been consistently ranked among top rated sports shows in the history of
Southwest Florida radio.

Mark Miller is the former Voice of the Florida Everblades who was
instrumental in the organization becoming the gold standard of SW Florida
sports. David Moulton begins his 20th year as the Voice of FGCU sports
while moonlighting behind the scenes for Fox and CBS Sports.

“It’s great to have Miller Moulton back where they started,” said Beasley
Media Group Southwest Florida Vice President and Market Manager AJ Lurie.
“Our audience have missed them.”

“We have a great relationship with Beasley in Detroit with the Michigan
Sports Network and are thrilled to partner with them again in their
hometown of Naples and across the state of Florida,” said Florida Sports
Network President Marty Booher. “We already know that sports fans love the
Miller Moulton brand and we’re proud to put them back on the air as we
expand their show across the state. Listening to the show is like being in
your favorite Florida sports bar for four hours in the morning!”

Maddie Reis Joins KLUC's Chet Buchanan Show

Posted: 21 Oct 2021 10:28 AM PDT

Audacy CHR 98.5 KLUC Las Vegas has announced the addition of Maddie Reis to
their Chet Buchanan Show.

Reis joins Buchanan and Kayla Jo Walker as Producer for the morning show.
She previously served as an intern and producer for The TJ Show at Audacys
103.3 Amp Radio WODS Boston.
Maddie Reis , Chet Buchanan, Kayla Jo Walker (picture courtesy KLUC)

Audacy Top 40 KLUC (98.5 KLUC )/Las Vegas welcomes a new morning show
producer for The Chet Buchanan Show. Maddie Reis previously worked on the
TJ Show at 103.3 AMP Radio/ Boston. “After a thorough nationwide search,
Maddie definitely stood out. Her energy and incredible work ethic will add
greatly to the Chet Buchanan Show and KLUC.” said KLUC Brand Manager JB

“I couldn’t be more excited to join The Chet Buchanan Show, such a heritage
morning show on an iconic station. I am ready join the fun each morning
with Chet and Kayla,” added Maddie.

KRXQ Adds Carlota For Middays

Posted: 21 Oct 2021 08:20 AM PDT

Audacys 98 Rock KRXQ Sacramento has announced the addition of Carlota
Gonzalez as midday host starting Monday, October 25.

Gonzalez joins KRXQ after spending 22 years at 92.3 KOMP Las Vegas until
June 2020. She also operates the Kilpop Rock app. She fills the midday slot
at KRXQ that had been held by Pat Martin until his move to mornings at
sister Classic Rock 96.9 The Eagle KSEG in July after 33 years on KRXQ.

Audacy welcomes Carlota as midday show host for 98 Rock (KRXQ-FM) in
Sacramento. Carlota will be heard weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT,
effective October 25.

“Carlota is one of the most passionate and dedicated true rock fans in our
business,” said Stacey Kauffman, Regional Vice President and Market
Manager, Audacy Sacramento. “Her love and enthusiasm for both the music and
the lifestyle explodes through the radio and makes that special connection
with her audience that is increasingly rare these days. I’m so excited to
welcome Carlota to our team.”

“After hanging out on the ‘beach’ for the last year working on my tan, Im
super excited to get back to work and back to Northern California where it
all began, when I was a baby DJ in Fresno,” said Carlota. “98 Rock is a
legendary rock station and Im thrilled to be joining the Audacy family.”

Prior to joining 98 Rock, Carlota spent over 22 years on-air at KOMP-FM in
Las Vegas. Carlota succeeds Pat Martin who, after 33 years in middays on 98
Rock, moved across the hall to host mornings on 96.9 The Eagle (KSEG-FM)
this past July.

iHeartMedia Memo Details New Work Environment

Posted: 21 Oct 2021 07:11 AM PDT

As most of the world continues to figure out how to safely return their
employees to office environments, iHeartMedia has decided that it is better
to retain flexibility keeping many employees in a hybrid environment or
completely working from home.

In a memo to employees today, Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman and President/CFO
Rich Bressler laid out their New Work Environment that will see some
essential employees continue to be in their offices/studios full-time,
others that have been working at home through the pandemic continue to do
so, and others working a hybrid approach where they spend some time in the
office depending on what is needed.

Other operators, such as Cumulus Media, have already had all of their
employees return to offices.

The full memo sent to employees follows:


Ever since the pandemic hit there has been a great deal of discussion about
‘Return to Office.’ We initially thought that, once the worst of the
pandemic was over, we’d all be returning to our offices and using them as a
‘home base’ for our work environment in the same way as we always have.

But clearly that construct fails to take into consideration everything
we’ve learned in the last year and a half – from new skills and new ways of
working to maximizing our technology to enable us to communicate, innovate
and work together as a team. So we will never ‘return to the office’ as we
all knew it; instead, we’ll be returning to a ‘New Work Environment.’

At iHeart we expect this New Work Environment will enable greater
productivity and at the same time be more responsive to how you live your
life. It’s an important new approach to reinventing the work environment
for our company, and we think it will allow us to continue to better
innovate and move more quickly than others can. Although we’ll start as a
hybrid of working from home and some use of the office, we know it will
evolve as we learn together. We should all think about the office as a
productivity tool, vs. that more rigid ‘home base’ we’ve been used to – and
the office will always be open for your use.

For example, there are some essential jobs for which employees have been in
the office every day, and many of those will continue to be in the office.
Some people have not been in the office at all over the last year and a
half, and we anticipate that a few of those will continue that way.
However, overall we think most people will have a hybrid approach, one in
which they’ll spend a period of time in the office every week, depending on
what their team’s needs are. And even that schedule may vary week to week,
or even month to month, depending on what you are working on.

As we think about the office as a productivity tool, the primary values of
productivity are collaboration and innovation and many of you are going to
return to offices that have been redesigned and rebuilt over the past year
to focus on collaboration at their heart. We have all found that if we need
private time for task work we can do it from home – but the primary value
of being in the office is to be around others, to collaborate and share and
build ideas, so we’re designing our new spaces to maximize interaction and

Of course there will be some hurdles we’ll need to address as we move
forward, like tracking and measuring productivity, giving you the feedback
you need, etc. – but as the number one audio company in America we want to
be at the forefront of innovation in the work environment, and the fear of
those hurdles should not restrain us from moving forward in any way.

On a practical note, your individual schedule will be developed with your
managers, built around the needs and timetables of each location and
function, and hopefully tailored to everyone’s specific talents and jobs.
In this process, the most important thing we can do is protect your
wellbeing. To that end, we would encourage you to follow the latest
recommendations for both vaccines and office protocols. We’ll remain
committed to providing you support through all our office and company

We would not be able to implement this new way of working if you hadn’t
been so successful in executing at such a high level over the last 18+
months in such challenging circumstances, and we’re extremely proud of what
you all continue to build and accomplish.

Our ability to evolve to this new kind of workplace is a testament to all
the people who work here and your unwavering commitment to excellence and
innovation. iHeartMedia is a true one of a kind company that leads, not
follows – including envisioning and delivering the New Work Environment
built around our core company values, which you’ll find attached. We
believe those values are more relevant and important than ever before and
remain at the foundation of our company – including our New Work

Bob and Rich

Steve Somers To Depart WFAN Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted: 21 Oct 2021 06:12 AM PDT

The last original host at Audacy Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York is
preparing to bid adieu.

Newsday reports that Steve Somers told listeners overnight that he will be
departing the regular schedule more sooner rather than later, but may
return for occasional fill-in shifts. Somers has been with WFAN since its
1987 launch with a run in overnights before moving to middays with Russ
Salzberg from 1995 to 1999. Since then he has hosted nights and late nights
around play-by-play programming. Somers told listeners he was offered the
opportunity to return to overnights, but told listeners What I’ve done
before, I don’t want to do again, working five hours overnight. They made
it clear that they wanted to keep me around, but the bottom line is the
time period. I would need to recharge the batteries and so forth and so on.

Prior to joining WFAN in 1987, Somers worked as a television sportscaster
with stints at KPIX San Francisco, KOVR Sacramento, WXIA Atlanta, and KNBC
Los Angeles. He also had some radio stints at KYA and KABL San Francisco
and KMPC Los Angeles.

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