KJR pro to Yakima; Podcast aims at radio product

TownSquare Media/Yakima appoints Nik Krastins as Regional Market President for its Yakima & Tri-Cities stations. Krastins was previously GSM for KJR AM& FM Seattle and starts at TownSquare in mid-SEPTEMBER…Two veteran broadcasters have teamed up to facilitate free media product training via a new podcast, “Brandwidth on Demand”.
Veteran manager and 2nd generation broadcaster David Martin joins recovering radio programmer and manager Kipper McGee to host “Brandwidth on Demand”, a 15-minute weekly podcast exploring the skills and savvy required to succeed in the fast changing mediascape. Subscription is free by texting “REBOOT” to 44222.
Based on McGee’s book, “Brandwidth: How Big Broadcasting is Missing the Mediamorphosis”, this on-demand version is, “dedicated to offering all broadcasters a unique insider’s guide to tips, tools and trade craft secrets from the industry’s top air talent, program directors and the media thought leaders leading innovation in the radio and audio media.”
Initial guests for the 15-minute episodes include Seattle morning leader B.J. SHEA. [allaccess.com]…Seattle SeaHawks and KCPQ FOX 13 have signed a 5-year extension. Looks like Channel 13 will be the exclusive Home of the Hawks for many more seasons!

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