Some Chicago-related media news:
– One coming from Oregon, one going to Oregon: Clear Channel has upped Tony Coles as vice president and operations of the company’s six-station radio cluster here in Chicago. Coles comes via Portland, Ore. where he was regional vice president of programming at Clear Channel’s Northwest cluster. He replaces Darren Davis, who was promoted to senior VP of programming overseeing 24 markets. Meanwhile, WNUA-FM host Rick O’Dell now has added duties as program director.
The one going is Mike Peterson, who announced his resignation as program director of CBS’ WUSN-FM (US 99) and WCFS-FM (Fresh 105.9 FM) to return to Oregon to work in his family’s business.
– Jeff Goldbatt, late of the Fox News Channel, has been tapped to become the co-anchor of Fox-owned WFLD-TV’s 9 p.m. newscast, beginning Monday. Goldblatt replaces Mark Suppelsa , who jumped to WGN-TV’s 9 p.m. newscast.