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 2017-09-21 07:41 


Thanks to Streaming, Music Sales up Big.... +

If the trend continues, 2017 will be the third straight year of growth for the music industry. It's still a far cry from the glory days of the 90's when CD sales were booming. This new growth spurt can be attributed to streaming and to specific services l...

 2017-09-21 07:39 


Why You Should Attend Forecast 2018... +

Media Services Group Managing Director Eddie Esserman will be on a panel at Radio Ink's Forecast 2018 (11/15) in New York City called "Prospects for Radio as an Investment in 2018: The Real Street Talk." As a preview, we asked Esserman to tell us why he e...

 2017-09-21 07:11 


CBS Launches New San Diego Morning Team... +

CBS' ENERGY 103.7 in San Diego has launched its new morning show with Tonya Gonzalez and Sean Sonic Leckie co-hosting. PD Chris Patyk said, Theres no mistaking the drive and passion Tonya and Sonic have for winning. Their chemistry together is undeniable ...

 2017-09-21 01:37 


Want To Succeed In Management? Be More Like Jim.... +

Jim Watkins is the General Manager at WHUR at Howard University in Washington DC. Hes also one of Radio Inks Best Managers of 2017. Watkins is credited with building WHUR, 46 years ago. He's not only the General Manager of this top tier heritage radio sta...

 2017-09-21 01:28 


Radio: Its Show Business... +

As a promotion director, I helped marry two cardboard boxes, which resulted in some national press for our station. Later, when I was a sales manager, we commandeered time on the 6 oclock news by sending reps dressed as Mideast oil titans in a stunt to ge...

 2017-09-21 01:14 


Dean Heads To Vegas And The Bull... +

David Dean has been named Program Director for 95.5 The Bull. Dean will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station brands on-air and digital programming, as well as local events and partnerships. He will report to Tony Matteo....

 2017-09-21 01:00 


Why You Should Attend Forecast 2018... +

Media Services Group Managing Director Eddie Esserman will be on a panel at Radio Ink's Forecast 2018 (11/15) in New York City called "Prospects for Radio as an Investment in 2018: The Real Street Talk," which is being moderated by Connoisseur CEO Jeff Wa...

 2017-09-21 00:50 


Do You Lack Curiosity?... +

(By Eric Rhodes) Id never be one to predict the death of radio, or any medium, but if this trend were to occur everywhere, the current revenue model would need to be replaced with a new one....

 2017-09-21 00:27 


David Dean Moves From WNOE To KWNR As Program Director... +

iHeartMedia has transferred 101.1 WNOE New Orleans Program Director David Dean to the same role at Country 95.5 The Bull KWNR Las Vegas. Dean has programmed WNOE since January 2015 after previously serving as APD/MD at Q104.1 WTQR Winston-Salem NC. He has...

 2017-09-20 23:27 


Whos Made The Biggest Impact Over The Last 25 Years?... +

We want to know who the 25 people that have had the biggest impact (good or bad) on the radio industry over the past 25 years are. And we want you to tell us. The results of our poll will be published in the November 13 issue of Radio Ink -- celebrating t...

 2017-09-20 23:12 


Laboe Sets Amazing Record... +

Radio legend Art Laboe will begin his 75th consecutive year on the radio this Sunday, September 24, on 93.5 KDAY-FM, and in the process break the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a radio presenter/DJ. Laboe s professional career began at KS...

 2017-09-20 22:54

Comedy Central Launches Podcast Network... +

COMEDY CENTRAL is launching its own podcast network, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The network debuted TODAY (9/20) with the first episode of "THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW," a … ...

 2017-09-20 22:27

WKAQ-A/San Juan Stays On The Air While Hurricane Maria Hits, Despite Damage To Studio Building... +

UNIVISION Spanish News-Talk WKAQ-A/SAN JUAN managed to remain on the air while HURRICANE MARIA slammed PUERTO RICO and plunged the entire island into darkness, and the MIAMI HERALD reports … ...

 2017-09-20 21:22

KWNR/Las Vegas Adds David Dean As PD... +

iHEARTMEDIA Country KWNR (95.5 THE BULL)/LAS VEGAS has named DAVID DEAN PD for the station. DEAN fills the position created when JOJO TURNBEAUGH was elevated to iHEARTMEDIA/DENVER Regional … ...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

Heidi Harris Exits KXNT Las Vegas Over Comments... +

CBS Radio News/Talk KXNT-AM Las Vegas and 'The Heidi Harris Show' part ways after comments on her Facebook page about an ad featuring two men helping a baby walk. ABC 13 reports that the post for the ad was from the Clark County Department of Fami...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

Report: Guy Phillips to Exit KYKY Y98 St. Louis... +

Longtime KYKY-FM (Y98) St. Louis morning personality Guy Phillips will exit the CBS Radio Hot AC outlet for afternoons on crosstown News/Talk KTRS-AM, reports the St. Louis Dispatch. An official announcement is expected during his show Wednesday morning. ...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

UCI, reVolver Team for Spanish Language Podcasts... +

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and reVolver Podcasts have announced a strategic partnership to bring listeners and partners more Spanish-language audio content and expanded advertising opportunities. reVolver Studios will produce custom content for U...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

CBS Radio Launches New Streaming App... +

CBS Radio launches a new version of its free streaming mobile app, The app features a new look and logo, now with higher streaming quality. The app allows users to listen to a live stream of their favorite local radio stations with the added ca...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

Black, Hispanic Account for One Third of Listening... +

The African-American and Hispanic listening audience now accounts for one-third of the radio listening audience, and that number continues to grow, according to Nielsen's recent study, 'State of the Media: Audio Today 2017,' which focuses larg...

 2017-09-20 20:44

Congratulations To Marie Miscia... +

It has been a big week for CUMULUS Country WKDF and WSM/NASHVILLE Dir./Promotions MARIE MISCIA, who completed the SUSAN G. KOMEN three-day on SUNDAY (9/17) (NET NEWS 9/18) and TODAY (9/20) … ...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

WOPN Welcomes ViewPoint with ''Bakari Sellers''... +

Westwood One inks a podcast partnership with activist, attorney and former Congressman Bakari Sellers. 'ViewPoint with Bakari Sellers' debuts Wednesday, September 20 with former Presidential candidate, Senator, former First Lady and Secretary of S...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

BFA Raises $250,000 with Celebrity Golf Tournament... +

The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $250,000 to help broadcasters in need during its Celebrity Golf Tournament last week at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY. The annual event is one of the BFA's biggest fundraisers. Thi...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

KEYPR Bringing iHeartRadio to Hotel Rooms... +

KEYPR, a hospitality technology company, has partnered with iHeartRadio to bring a new custom music experience into hotel rooms across the country. iHeartRadio will offer guests thousands of Live Radio stations from across the U.S., personalized custom Ar...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

Neuhoff Teams with Triton Digital and Omny Studio... +

Neuhoff Communications adds the podcast management solution by Triton Digital and Omny Studio to power their on-demand content strategy. Under the partnership, Neuhoff will utilize Omny Studio's podcasting platform to capture, edit and distribute on-d...

 2017-09-20 20:44 

Radio Online

Ken Evans Joins WHTS Grand Rapids Morning Show... +

Cumulus Media announces that heritage West Michigan radio personality Ken Evans will join WHTS/105.3 Hot FM today as Co-Host of the 105.3 Hot FM Morning Show. Evans joins longtime 105.3 Hot FM host Rachael Gray for wake-ups from 6am-10am weekdays. Evans&...

 2017-09-20 20:35

Mark Selby Succumbs To Cancer At Age 56... +

ALL ACCESS extends sympathies to family, friends, and colleagues of singer/songwriter MARK SELBY, who passed away YESTERDAY (9/18) following a battle with cancer. He was 56. SELBY penned a … ...

 2017-09-20 20:34

Jason Aldean Sets 12th Annual 'Concert For The Cure' In Louisville ... +

BROKEN BOW RECORDS artist JASON ALDEAN will host his 12th annual "CONCERT FOR THE CURE" as part of his ongoing "THEY DON'T KNOW TOUR" stop in LOUISVILLE on FRIDAY, … ...

 2017-09-20 20:23

Kudos To KTHK/Idaho Falls, ID... +

Kudos to RIVERBEND COMMUNICATIONS Country KTHK (105.5/105.9 THE HAWK)/IDAHO FALLS, ID PD/morning host DON JARRETT and afternoon host CORY DANIELS, who both recently led the "11TH ANNUAL … ...

 2017-09-20 20:23

Condolences To Cody Alan... +

ALL ACCESS extends condolences to PREMIERE NETWORKS nationally syndicated "CMT AFTER MIDNITE WITH CODY ALAN" and "CMT RADIO LIVE WITH CODY ALAN" host CODY ALAN, whose … ...

 2017-09-20 20:16

Houston September Week 3 PPM Data A Go For September 26th... +

NIELSEN informed clients TODAY that it will release HOUSTON SEPTEMBER Week 3 PPM weeklies data as previously scheduled on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th. NIELSEN had previously withheld release of … ...

 2017-09-20 20:07 


PodcastOne Debuts Music Connection With Randy Thomas & Arnie Wohl... +

PodcastOne has launched the Music Connection Podcast hosted by Randy Thomas and Arnie Wohl. Presented in conjunction with Music Connection Magazine, the show will feature stories taken from the magazine described as a podcast from the people who make musi...

 2017-09-20 20:04 


Thomas, Wohl Podcast Kicks Off... +

The new Music Connection Podcast on PodcastOne, will be hosted by Randy Thomas, (announcer of the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), and Arnie Wohl, manager and promoter for major acts. The podcast brings to life Musi...

 2017-09-20 19:49

Tracy Lawrence To Host 12th Annual 'Mission:Possible Turkey Fry'... +

Country artist TRACY LAWRENCE is set to host his 12th annual "MISSION:POSSIBLE TURKEY FRY" on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st at NASHVILLE's WILDHORSE SALOON. Performances include LUKE … ...

 2017-09-20 19:49

Music Connection Launches Podcast Via PodcastOne... +

MUSIC CONNECTION magazine is launching a podcast TODAY (9/20) hosted by voiceover pro RANDY THOMAS and longtime music industry manager and promoter ARNIE WOHL. "MUSIC CONNECTION … ...

 2017-09-20 19:49

New Jersey Hospital Chain Launches 'Life Years Ahead Radio' Stream On Pandora... +

A hospital with a radio station? It's common in the U.K., but not so in the U.S., which makes the new HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH network of hospitals and medical services' LIFE … ...

 2017-09-20 19:18

RIAA: Subscriptions, Streaming Fuel 17% H1 2017 Music Revenue Growth... +

The music industry continued its revenue rebound in the first half of 2017, thanks once again to significant growth in paid-subscription streaming. According to RIAA data, estimated retail … ...

 2017-09-20 19:10 


CBS Radio Shuffles Fresh 102.7 New York Lineup... +

Mike Adam takes over afternoon drive pushing Cane to the evening slot. Adam joined FRESH 102.7 in July for summer fill-in work. Prior to that he hosted weekends on WBMP-FM (AMP RADIO) in New York and PM drive on the former WZMP in Philadelphia. Matt Sneed...

 2017-09-20 19:10 


Four More Mystery Songs To Uncover... +

I suspected my column on the mystery songs that Id accumulated over my life as a music lover and record collector would be only of interest to a certain strata of music geek. So for every likely hoo, boy! likely generated by the topic, it was gratifying t...

 2017-09-20 18:58 


Mike Adam Joins Fresh 102.7 For Afternoons... +

Mike Adam has returned to CBS Radio to host afternoons at Hot AC Fresh 102.7 WNEW New York. Adam most recently held afternoons at CHR 96.5 Amp Radio WZMP Philadelphia until the end of 2016 just before it flipped to AC Todays 96.5 WTDY-FM. He has also work...

 2017-09-20 18:32

David Lee Murphy Signs To Reviver Entertainment Group, To Release Kenny Chesney And Buddy Cannon-Produced Album... +

Country artist DAVID LEE MURPHY has signed with REVIVER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and has teamed up with KENNY CHESNEY and BUDDY CANNON to produce his fifth studio release, "No Zip Code." … ...

 2017-09-20 18:32

Staff Changes For Two FCC Commissioners... +

Two FCC Commissioners have announced staff changes. Commissioner MICHAEL O'RIELLY has named BROOKE ERICSON as Chief of Staff, Press Contact and Media Advisor, effective OCTOBER 2nd and … ...

 2017-09-20 18:24

WNEW (Fresh 102.7)/New York Unveils New Fall Lineup... +

CBS RADIO Hot AC WNEW (FRESH 102.7)/NEW YORK adds MIKE ADAM for afternoon drive from 3-7p and CANE for evenings from 7p-mid. In addition, MATT SNEED will take control of the weekend … ...

 2017-09-20 18:23

Report: Panoply Inks Deal With WME... +

SLATE's podcast network PANOPLY has signed a deal with entertainment agency WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR (WME) to work on adapting PANOPLY podcasts into films, TV shows, and live events, … ...

 2017-09-20 18:03 


CBS Radio Re-Launches +

The company is calling it a new and improved version of its free streaming mobile app. It includes a new look and logo and CBS Radio says it's easier to navigate with higher streaming quality....

 2017-09-20 18:01 


CBS Radio Revamps While Shuttering Play.It... +

CBS Radio has revamped its app as well as quietly folding its Play.It Podcast network into the brand. Among the new features of the app are integrations with AppleTV, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for usage beyond just the smartphone or tablet....

 2017-09-20 17:58

Entercom/Seattle Hosts 2nd Annual G2 Gaming Convention... +

ENTERCOM/SEATTLE’s GE2 tech and gaming convention will be held SATURDAY and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st and 22nd at the CENTURYLINK FIELD EVENTS CENTER. The event will feature interactive … ...

 2017-09-20 17:30

Metal Musicians And Execs Heading Into Hall Of Heavy Metal History... +

BLACK SABBATH drummer BILL WARD and bassist BILLY SHEEHAN and others are among those featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony which will take place WEDNESDAY, … ...

 2017-09-20 17:09

Shore Fire Media Moves Nashville Offices... +

Get out your address books; SHORE FIRE MEDIA has relocated its NASHVILLE offices to a new address, 1017 17th Avenue South, Suite 4, NASHVILLE, TN, 37212. All mailings and carrier pigeons … ...

 2017-09-20 16:15

CBS Radio Launches New And Improved Radio.Com Streaming App... +

CBS RADIO has launched a new and improved version of its free streaming mobile app, RADIO.COM. The app features a fresh new look and logo to complement an easy-to-navigate experience now with … ...

 2017-09-20 15:23

The Latest From Next Radio 2017 Conference... +


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