Published on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 20:29
In tonight's News & Notes, we look at the latest the new role for NextMedia's Doug Boyd, the new life for Eddie Webb; the new babies for Jill Egan & Tera Williams Barz, a new live remote for Lou Manfredini, a lack of employment for Dick Tracy, a lack of employment for Tim Montemayor, a new job for Steve Carver, and a new owner for Chicago Social Magazine. It's all just below.
* * As mentioned here earlier today
, Roger Piper is no longer the General Sales Manager for the NextMedia's Joliet/Aurora cluster of stations. A replacement has already been found. Doug Boyd, the General Sales Manager for the former NextMedia, now Mile High Station Trust stations of WZSR-FM/Star 105.5 and WWYW-FM/Y 103.9, has accepted the position. NextMedia/Mile High Station Trust is now searching for a new GSM for those stations. (Interested parties can click HERE
for more information. Link valid for only 30 days.) Doug Boyd begins his new position right after Labor Day.
* * Congratulations to former WLUP music man, Eddie Webb! In addition to starting a new job & life in New York this summer as the host of the new syndicated radio VH1 Classic Rock Nights
, Eddie Webb is also starting a new life as... a husband. Webb was married a couple of weeks ago. Meat Loaf filled in for him for his new radio show while he took time off for the wedding and honeymoon.
* * Congratulations also to WLUP's Jill Egan & WFLD's Tera Williams Barz. Both are now new mommies, with both giving birth last Thursday. Jill Egan and her husband have welcomed a little boy: Luke James, who came into the world at 9 lbs, 4 oz, 21.5". Tera Williams Barz and her husband, former Chicago anchor Mike Barz, welcomed a little girl: Taylor, who came in at 8 lbs, 6 oz, and 22". All involved are healthy, happy and doing great.
* * Dick Tracy -- not the comic detective -- the Director of Content for Weigel Broadcasting, has departed the company. His position with Weigel has been eliminated. Tracy had joined the company in July 2009, after being successful in the advertising field for 25 years, the last 11 of which was as the Vice President & Creative Director at DDB Chicago. While at Weigel, Tracy was largely responsible for the launch of "You & Me This Morning," WCIU-TV's local morning programming. Since then, he was responsible for the development of new content and local programming for Weigel Broadcasting's television stations. With Tracy's departure, two other Weigel staffers, David Boul and Patrick Baldwin, will absorb his duties. If only he could have found a way to have MeTV appear on a wristwatch...
* * The publisher of the Chicago magazines "Chicago Social," "Chicago Social Brides," and "CS Interiors" has been sold. Modern Luxury Media LLC was founded in Chicago in 1993, but has been more recently headquartered in Los Angeles. The magazines were still produced in Chicago. In addition to the three Chicago Social magazines, the company published 23 other titles. Dickey Publishing Inc., the Atlanta-based publisher, purchased Modern Luxury Media this week for an undisclosed sum. Dickey Publishing and the Dickey family should be a familiar name for most radio people. The Dickey family, in addition to owning Dickey Publishing, also own Cumulus Media/Cumulus Broadcasting, the second largest radio station owner in the U.S.
* * Lou "Mr. Fix It" Manfredini will doing a live remote from the Chalet Landscape, Nursery, & Garden Center (3132 Lake Ave at Skokie Blvd, Wilmette) on the morning of September 11th. His WGN Radio show, which will air from 6:00am-9:00am, will be the opening activity in an all-day long fest called the Chalet Landscape Experience. In addition to having "Mr. Fix It" in attendance, there will be a dozen outdoor garden displays, advice from over a dozen award-winning Chalet landscape architects and designers, a main stage with presentations happening every half hour on numerous gardening & landscaping subjects, children's activities, raffle prizes and so much more. Get the detailed schedule and more information at this link HERE
. The WGN remote and the event is free and open to the public.
* * Tim "Monty" Montemayor, who once was a producer at WSCR-AM and for Sporting News Radio when it was headquartered just north of Chicago, has exited as a personality for Sporting News Radio as of last week. He had been with SNR as host of "The Monty Show" for almost four years. Montemayor is a Chicago native (and die-hard Cubs fan), who currently lives outside of Los Angeles. He has not yet said what his next career move will be.
* * Steve Carver, who was the Vice President and General Manager for WGN-AM from 1998-2003, as well as running WBBM-AM prior to that from 1993-1998, has found himself a new job out west. CBS Radio has named Carver as the Senior Vice President and L.A. Market Manager. His duties will be to oversee the seven CBS Radio-owned stations in Los Angeles. The good news for him is that according to the July Arbitron ratings, all five of the CBS FM stations are in the Top 10 for the all ages numbers there. This is Carver's third move, third city, third state since he rejoined CBS radio earlier this year. However, he is the fifth
new Market Manager for CBS' L.A. cluster in two years.