Blake, Legends Elevated At WRNS/Greenville, NC
Digity WRNS/Greenville, NC APD/middayer Carletta Blake has been named Interim PD and morning co-host Crystal Legends has been named MD. Blake joined 'RNS in 2008 and Legends came aboard in 2012. Reach Blake here and Legends here. They take over for PD/MD/afternooner Tommy Garrett, who will leave for health reasons as well as a new opportunity later this month. He remains a staff writer with Nashville-based Blue Guitar Publishing and will relocate to Franklin, TN soon. "His personality and voice has been a fixture in thousands of Eastern North Carolina households for the past 10 years," says GM Larry Weiss. "Our staff and family of listeners wish Tommy and his family good luck and good fortune." Garrett rose to PD in 2011; reach him here. Plans to replace him in afternoons are pending.
Carter Brokaw Joins iHeartMedia
Guardian News & Media EVP/Sales Carter Brokaw has joined iHeartMedia in the newly created position of President/Digital Revenue Strategy. He will oversee iHM's digital sales efforts and work closely with President/Programmatic & Data Operations Brian Kaminsky in marketing the company's recently launched programmatic ad-buying platform (CAT 4/8). Brokaw's prior stops include Social Media Advertising Consortium, Slacker, Meebo, CNET Networks and Warner Music Group, where he served as VP/Digital Media.
Jodi Phillips Joins iHeartMedia/Charlotte
CBS Radio/Washington Mgr./Digital Marketing & Content Jodi Phillips has joined iHeartMedia/Charlotte as Digital PD. Her responsibilities span the cluster's six stations, which include Country WKKT. She succeeds Julia Hughes, who has left the industry. "Jodi brings a wealth of competitive experience," says OM Jeff Wyatt. "She's seen the industry from a number of points of view including promotions, sales and programming so she understands the listener interaction as well as the client marketing needs." Phillips spent seven years with CBS and can be reached here.