January 5, 2014
Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman has signed on with Fox Sports Radio to host a weekday afternoon program, “Steve Gorman Sports!,” beginning on Jan. 27. The new show will air on 162 stations across the U.S. Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Bob Grant, a radio personality that many credit with creating what we now know as conservative talk radio, died on New Year’s Eve at age 84 following a short illness. Grant started his radio career in Chicago in the 1940s, and won the “Freedom of Speech Award” from the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts in 1995.
JWT has named Andy Carrigan and Jon Zast executive creative directors, working in the agency’s New York office. The pair previously made up a global group creative director team at Anomaly.
RJ Palmer has made a pair of new hires, naming Marlena Rothstein assistant media buyer and Josh Katten planning assistant. Both Rothstein and Katten are recent college graduates.
Havas Discovery, which focuses on digital customer relationship management, has named Michael Foschetti managing director in charge of its Baltimore office. Foschetti was previously senior vice president at Moxie.
Ankeet Shah has been named director of information technology and systems at Cannella Response Television, a direct response media agency. Shah was previously a business intelligence consultant at Lancet Data Sciences.
Ezra Klein, columnist and “Wonkblog” editor at The Washington Post, is reportedly looking to leave the paper to launch a new web site that will be similar to his blog, according to The New York Times. There’s no word yet on when Klein will exit the paper.
Wesley Lowery has joined The Washington Post as a reporter, covering Congress and other political issues. Lowery was previously at The Boston Globe.
News web site Topix.com has brought in Barbara Devaney, naming her director of sales. Devaney was most recently a senior sales executive at Condé Nast.
Telemundo has added singer Natalia Jiménez to the cast of its reality competition “La Voz Kids” for its second season, which premieres in the spring. Jiménez will serve as a coach on the show, but it’s not yet clear who will join her. The network has yet to say if last season’s coaches, Prince Royce, Paulina Rubio and Roberto Tapia, will be back.
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