MEDIA MOVES: Tony Denton, Jaime Jiménez, MAB
- Tony Denton has joined Alpha Media as Market Manager for its Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, NC cluster. In his new role, Denton will oversee WANG-AM, WRNS-AM & FM, WERO-FM, WQSL-FM, WQZL-FM and WXQR-FM. He previously served as Director of Sales for the station group and joined the Greenville, NC cluster nine years ago.
- Jaime Jiménez has been named SVP of Integrated Marketing Solutions for Entravision Communications’ Los Angeles cluster, which is comprised of regional Mexican José FM trimulcast KDLD-FM & KDLE-FM 103.1 and Riverside-based KLYY-FM 97.5, and Spanish Contemporary Súper Estrella KSSC-FM, KSSD-FM & KSSE-FM 107.1. He reports to Entravision EVP/Integrated Marketing Solutions, Western Region Eddie Melendez.Jiménez was formerly EVP of Local Media for Univision Radio, where he managed 68 radio stations and their digital platforms. He rose to that position in August 2014 after serving as SVP/GM of Univision Radio/Los Angeles. From March 1995-September 2009, he held various sales roles at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, ascending to VP/Sales for KVEA-TV in Los Angeles.
- The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) has elected CBS Radio/Detroit SVP and Market Manager Debbie Kenyon as Chairman. The MAB Board of Directors cast their votes August 30, with former Chairman Ed Fernandez, the Divisional GM of E.W. Scripps Company -Detroit, now Immediate Past Chairman.Peter Tanz of Midwest Communications was appointed Vice-Chairman/Chairman Elect.
Gary Baxter of WSYM-TV in Lansing, Mich., was named Treasurer.
Zoe Burdine-Fly of Townsquare Media’s Flint-Lansing, Mich., stations was appointed At-Large Director.
The MAB also announced that Past President (1974) Peter Kizer died on August 24. He was 86 years old. Kizer was one of the founders of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NAPTE), and the former owner of Federal Broadcasting, which owned 9 radio and TV stations including WWJ-AM and WWJ-4 in Detroit.