Mid-day WAOK-AM host Rashad Richey, who is based in Atlanta, recently signed a syndication deal with the same company that syndicates Roland Martin. He is heard on WAOK from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
He can now also be heard on stations in Buffalo, N.Y., Baltimore and Henderson, N.C., to name a few.
Richey has been with WAOK for 14 months and took over Sidney Wood’s slot last spring.
Jason Goff, who was let go from 92.9/The Game last June as an evening host, has nabbed a new job in Chicago as mid-day host of the Score, according to Robert Feder.
It’s Goff’s hometown. “Feels good to go back to where I started,” Goff said in a statement. “There are steps in life and this is the next one. The Score was more than a radio station for me, it was family.”
Pete Combs is no longer with News 95.5 and AM750 WSB after nine years as a reporter at the radio station. Tony Kidd, vice president of programming for Cox Media Group, would not comment. (WSB is part of Cox Media Group, which also oversees the Atlanta Journal Constitution.)
Atlanta Magazine has a nostalgic 90s issue out and my former AJC colleague and Peach Buzz maven Richard Eldredge wrote a nice piece on the Morning X. Jimmy Baron gave him a great anecdote about his most surreal 99X moment: “I was on the golf course and my phone rang. It was a listener who wanted to get in touch with this kid songwriter we’d put on the air at 5:30 after he won a station contest. So I ended up giving John Mayer’s phone number to Elton John.”
Shameless plug alert: I’m a board member of the Atlanta Press Club. We are holding a free morning panel discussion about Atlanta radio news on Tuesday morning on March 3.and I’m the moderator. (More details here.) Come one, come all!
Chris Chandler, Anchor, “Atlanta’s Evening News,” NewsTalk WSB Radio
Bill Nigut, Senior Executive Producer and Host, Georgia Public Broadcasting and GPB Radio
Denis O’Hayer, Host, “A Closer Look,” WABE 90.1
Adam Ragusea, Journalist in Residence and Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Collaborative Journalism, Mercer University
Ninette Sosa, Reporter and Anchor WYAY, NewsRadio 106.7
Tuesday, March 3
7:30-8:00 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:15 a.m. Program and Q&A
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
Most of Radio Disney’s radio properties are being sold off. Atlanta AM 590 signal WDWD has gone to Salem for $2.75 million. They already own contemporary Christian station Fish 104.7, Faith Talk 970/1400 WNIV-AM, AM 920 The Answer and business talk WAFS-FM 1190.