The Programming Dept.

elliott-mark-2016After 10+ years with Mentor Partners’ Hot AC WYBR (Y102)/Big Rapids, MI, OM/morning personality Brian Goodenow is stepping down to become an instructor at a local tech school. Owner/GM Jeff Scarpelli said, “Brian is the ultimate professional and his hard work and dedication will be missed.” Goodenow’s career change means a great opportunity is now available for someone with multi-format programming skills, social media expertise and great attention to detail to step into an OM role over four stations — Hot AC WYBR, Country WWBR (Big Country 100.9), News-Talk WBRN-AM and Classic Rock Rewind 99.1 (WWBR-HD2) as well as host the morning show on WYBR. Qualified candidates are invited to send their packages to Jeff Scarpelli at [email protected] ASAP.

In the interim, Columbus, OH-based programming pro Mark Elliott (left) has graciously agreed to step into the role of interim OM of the cluster. “I’ve known Jeff for a long time and am happy to help him out during the transition,” Elliott said. “Plus. I’m looking forward to seeing a few Ferris State Bulldogs hockey games!” Elliott was most recently PD/morning personality for Cumulus Classic Hits WRQN/Toledo, OH. His resume includes seven years as PD of South Central Media’s WIKY/Evansville, IN, an earlier stint with Northern Broadcast Group in Traverse City, MI and he runs his own consultancy, Radio One 2 One. Elliott can be reached at 812-629-8282 or [email protected].