Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon, Breitbart News chairman and former White House counselor, who is currently in Alabama campaigning for Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, is returning to SirusXM’s Patriot channel. He will join Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlowe as a regular host on the channel. Breitbart plans to premiere a daily weeknight show on the channel, as well as offer additional weeknight programming. “As I have said all along, everything I brought to the Trump campaign came directly from the listeners I spoke with every morning on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM’s Patriot channel,” Bannon said in a statement. “From the moment I left the White House, getting back behind the microphone was very important to me.”

Charlie Ergen
Charlie Ergen

Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen has stepped down from the role of company CEO to focus on its wireless business. Current president and COO Erik Carlson will now be president and CEO, and will continue to report to Ergen. Those moves are part of a wave of executive team shuffles, which include John Swieringa replacing Carlson in the COO spot, Brian Neylon moving up to executive VP and group president, and Warren Schlichting assuming the executive VP and group president post at Dish’s Sling TV. “With more than 20 years’ experience at Dish, Erik brings a complete understanding of the business opportunities both Dish TV and Sling TV possess,” Ergen said in a statement. “I have every confidence that under Erik’s leadership our new organizational structure will deliver value for Dish TV and Sling TV and will aid our entry into wireless.” In the last 10 years, Dish has spent over $11 billion to acquire wireless spectrum licenses and related assets, as well as investing upwards of $10 billion in non-controlling stakes of wireless entities.

Wiliam Smith
William Smith

Art in America has named William Smith as its editor. Smith has been serving as interim editor since this summer and before that held senior editorial roles at the publication, which is owned by Peter M. Brant’s Art Media Holdings, for almost five years. Art in America, which AMH says maintains profitability, gets 80 percent of its sales from readers purchasing annual subscriptions, reflecting “passionate reader loyalty.” The magazine recently launched a digital version of its Art in America Guide, creating what it says is an additional advertising revenue stream. “For more than 100 years, Art in America has been the historic journal of record for arts and culture,” said Brant. “Under Will’s leadership and editorial vision and as a pioneer in the field of digital publishing, I’m confident Art in America will continue to connect with current readers, and appeal to a new generation of art lovers.”