Veteran programmer “Hurricane” Dave Smith has joined Syndication One as Director of Operations. Dave’s last gig was as Executive Producer for the “Doug Banks Show”, now he’ll oversee “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” and “The Spirit Of Hip Hop.” Dave and I will be forever intertwined because of a PD flip back in the early nineties. I was programming WAMO Pittsburgh and he was the PD at WBLK Buffalo. There’s a lot of back story surrounding what happened that frankly is ancient history and I don’t know or even care about all the details, but basically we ended up flip flopping stations. We’ve known each other for over fifteen years now and he has become one of my best friends in the business. Dave is a fantastic guy and an intelligent programmer, well schooled in all aspects of the business. I hope to have him soon as one of my guests on the RadioSyndication Talk radio show on BlogTalk to talk about his new duties and the state of syndicated radio.
- Banks done for now…At least In the AM
- Doug Banks Update