West/Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers May 3, 2010




Grand Rapids Press:

Radio broadcasting and digital media company Regent Communications, Inc., which owns five stations in Grand Rapids, is changing its name and replacing its top executives. The company emerged from its bankruptcy reorganization plan April 27. The company originally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 1. In an announcement today, Regent is now titled Townsquare Media Inc., and has replaced C.E.O. Bill Stakelin and E.V.P. Anthony Vasconcellos, both of whom resigned, with Steven Price and Stuart Rosenstein, respectively. Price and Rosenstein are co-founders of FiveWire. Townsquare Media operates 62 radio stations in 13 mid-sized markets. In the Grand Rapids market, the company operates WLHT-FM (95.7), WGRD-FM (97.9), WTRV-FM (100.5), WFGR- FM (98.7) and WNWZ-AM (1410). "No local changes are contemplated," said Phil Catlett, president and general manager of the company in Grand Rapids... Regent Communications changes name to Townsquare Media (Mon, 5/3)




Congratulations to the crew at CITADEL Top 40 WIOG/SAGINAW on the completion of their annual CARES FOR KIDS RADIOTHON. Done in conjunction with the CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK and led by EARLY SHIFT hosts DEMAS & MANDI, the station raised over $75,000 for the HURLEY MEDICAL CENTER, broadcasting live from the facility for three days straight (4/29 - 5/1)... WIOG Cares For Kids (Mon, 5/3)







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