OMW hears that it's official - long-time rock programmer Greg Ausham is headed for Clear Channel rock WRQK/106.9 Canton "Rock 106.9" as program director.
Ausham will also fill the PD vacancy down the Freedom Avenue hall at the company's talk WHLO/640 Akron.
OMW reported earlier that WRQK PD Keith Hamilton stepped down from his programming duties to concentrate on his long-running midday show. And WHLO program director Jerry Mullins left the building as well.
Ausham's programming history includes a number of popular rock radio stations, including WMMS in Cleveland and WLVQ in Columbus, Detroit's WRIF, and Rochester's WCMF. We hear he's been with locally-based syndicator Envision Radio Networks, where he landed after a stint programming ABC(/Citadel) rock WDVD "The Drive" in Detroit.
He takes over the programming reins at "Rock 106.9" and WHLO on January 3rd.
While we're making a stop at Freedom Avenue, we're hearing that long-time programming operations director Keith Kennedy has signed a contract extension, keeping him with the CC Akron/Canton cluster until the year 2013...