Newsmakers and links: Nov. 17, 2011




Tri-Cities jingling all the way with WHNN

WHNN-FM 96.1 switched into all-Christmas mode earlier today, dropping classic hits in favor of the sounds of the season. The station has flipped to holiday music for several consecutive years.



Kevin Matthews exits WLAV-FM 96.9 Grand Rapids mornings

Kevin Matthews' most recent go-round on Grand Rapids radio has ended - he'll no longer be hosting mornings on classic rock WLAV-FM 96.9. He returned to the Furniture City five years ago after a long career in Chicago radio - after moving there from Grand Rapids a number of years ago.

Market veterans Tony Gates and Michelle McKormick will take over morning drive at WLAV starting tomorrow.

WLAV owner Cumulus Media has been making numerous cuts at many stations across Michigan as part of the fall out of the company's merger with what was Citadel Broadcasting.


Grand Rapids Press:

Kevin Matthews, longtime broadcaster for 97 LAV-FM, appears to be off the air in Grand Rapids, part of the shakeout in Cumulus Media's takeover of Citadel Broadcasting.

Full story: Radio personality Kevin Matthews is off the air at 97-LAV, acquired by Cumulus Media in September (Thu, 11/17)

CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WSNX/GRAND RAPIDS PD ERIC O'BRIEN gets a nice write-up in RAPID GROWTH MEDIA for his love of food.

Full story: WSNX PD Eric O'Brien Loves Food (Thu, 11/17)







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