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Friday, March 31, 2017
Farneda Returning to WXRT
This is welcome news for the folks over at WXRT. From this morning's RAMP Newsletter...
CBS Radio Triple A WXRT/Chicago announced that one prominent staffer is leaving for a new job -- and one very familiar face will be returning. First, MD Kelly Ransford broke the news of her resignation, telling the staff has accepted the position of Director of Event Marketing for iHeartMedia's Denver cluster. You are invited to stay tuned for further details on Ransford's big move very soon. To help fill the void of Ransford's impending departure, OM/PD Greg Solk has turned to a man who knows the inner workings of XRT pretty much better than anyone -- 30-plus-year station vet John Farneda who was XRT's MD/Operations Manager until his exit in late 2014, has agreed to come back as interim Music Director. Commenting on Farneda's return, Solk said, "To those of you who are unfamiliar with John, he is not an XRT rookie. It was just over two years ago that John stepped aside to focus on some personal goals when Kelly replaced him as MD. This is an exciting time for all of us at XRT for sure. John will be in the house and working on a smooth transition with Kelly by next Wednesday 4/5."