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» Frog-get About It: Audacy KFRG/Riverside weekender Anthony Donatelli moves to afternoons alongside Heather Froglear for the newly branded Heather & Anthony and will now be heard in afternoons on KMLE/PhoenixKKWF/Seattle and KWJJ/Portland. Froglear was previously teamed with KSON/San Diego-based Kimo Jensen (CAT 9/16/20) and internally syndicated across Audacy West Coast stations. Jensen returns to solo afternoons on KSON. Katie Neal’s Katie & Company, previously in afternoons at KFRG, moves to middays. “[Heather and Anthony’s] passion for country music, their infectious personalities and their huge hearts in giving back to our Southern California communities made this decision an easy one,” says SVP/MM Michael Valenzuela. “Our listeners love them both, and we’re happy to bring a sense of familiarity back to KFRG after a difficult year.” Donatelli previously handled middays for KFRG prior to Audacy’s restructuring and has been with the station since 2014. Reach Donatelli here and Froglear here.

Additionally, KFRG Dir./Promotions and weekend personality Dana Swearingen has joined The Wakeup Call alongside Kelli Green and DavidBugenske. She has been with the cluster since 2019 (CAT 3/18/19) in her second stint, broken up by a three-year run with syndicated The Big Time With Whitney Allen (CAT 8/16/16). Swearingen retains all previous duties in addition to her new morning role and can be reached here.


» Ranch Dressing: LKCM Country KFWR/Fort Worth "95.9 The Ranch" and sister KRVF/Corsicana, TX consolidated morning shows today (5/17) as KRVF's Carey Dean and Keith James join KFWR incumbent Heather Anderson as The Morning Fiasco. Anderson had been solo since the departure of Justin Frazell in March (CAT 3/30). Reach Anderson here, Dean here, and James here.


» Keyes To The Kingdom: Former Mid-West Family WWQM/Madison, WI PD Fletcher Keyes has joined TroyResearch as Dir./Development. The move reunites him with Pres. Jonathan Little; the pair previously worked together at iHeartMedia/Madison and then-Entercom/Madison. “Fletch has been a ratings winner as a morning jock and PD, and he knows research,” says Little. Adds Keyes, “I was a Troy customer for many years. I liked it so much, I joined the company!” Keyes exited last July after more than nine years (CAT 7/27). He can now be reached here.