WWBR/Big Rapids, MI's Bill Beckwith Retires
Longtime Mentor WWBR/Big Rapids, MI morning host Bill Beckwith is retiring after more than 40 years with the station group, the last 20 on 'WBR. He started his radio career in 1974 at sister WBRN-AM, which then carried an Easy Listening format. "I may call some high school football or even do music for events, but the overall plan is to spend more time with my girlfriend and to work on my bad habits, like smoking!" Beckwith tells Country Aircheck. "It's been a great run and the attention has been surprising." Wisconsin radio vets and husband/wife duo Rob & Louise will succeed Beckwith Monday (11/30). Local coverage here.
Gig Alert: WOKQ/Portsmouth, NH
Townsquare WOKQ/Portsmouth, NH has an opening for Brand Mgr./afternoons following the departure of Mark Jennings (CAT 11/24). "A dynamic multi-media visionary who loves to entertain, engage and play a vital role in the community" should send cover letters, resumes, references and mp3 airchecks to Regional OM/New England Herb Ivy here.
Signage: Bob DiPiero
Songwriter Bob DiPiero has signed an administration agreement with Kobalt Music Publishing, under which Kobalt will administer and provide creative services for his current and future works.