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 2016-12-08 08:02 


Slacker Joins Tritons Programmatic Exchange... +

The two companies announced on Wednesday that Slacker Radio's audio ad inventory in the U.S and Canada is now part of Triton Digital's a2x programmatic audio advertising exchange. Triton's a2x enables programmatic buying of targeted online and mobile audi...

 2016-12-08 07:57 


New Boss For iHeart Indianapolis... +

Brad Polston is the new Market President for iHeartMedia's four station cluster in Indianapolis. Polston most recently served as General Manager for Comcast Spotlight in Indianapolis. He's also held a number of sales management positions in Colorado, Utah...

 2016-12-08 02:52

Shuffle At Kirkman/Charleston, SC Creates Classic Hits "The City," Moves Sports "The Zone"... +

KIRKMAN BROADCASTING has flipped Sports WQNT-A-W221CI-W254BK/CHARLESTON, SC to Classic Hits as "92.1 AND 102.1 THE CITY." At the same time, sister News-Talk WQSC-A-W243CO/CHARLESTON is … ...

 2016-12-08 02:52

Slacker Radio Pacts To Use Triton Digital's a2x Programmatic System... +

SLACKER RADIO has expanded its relationship with TRITON DIGITAL to use TRITON's a2x programmatic audio advertising exchange in the U.S. and CANADA. “With expertise in audio and a … ...

 2016-12-08 02:20

KRSH/Santa Rosa Does Annual Radio-A-Thon... +

WINE COUNTRY RADIO Triple A KRSH/SANTA ROSA, CA is conducting its annual charity Radio-A-Thon TODAY (12/7). This year, proceeds benefit CHILD PARENT INSTITUTE. Several local organization and … ...

 2016-12-08 02:11

iHeartMedia/Indianapolis Names Brad Polston Market President... +

iHEARTMEDIA/INDIANAPOLIS has appointed BRAD POLSTON Market President, effective DECEMBER 12th. The cluster includes broadcast and digital brands Classic Rock WFBQ (Q95), Alternative WOLT (ALT … ...

 2016-12-08 01:35 


MMTC Boss: Long Live the AM Band... +

David Honig is the President Emeritus at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC). Following Wednesday's column written by Broadcast Attorney John Garziglia, Honing sent Radio Ink a rebuttal piece. His point: The MMTC is not asking the...

 2016-12-08 01:30 


Callahan: MMTC Is Grossly Inaccurate About AM Radio... +

Thom Callahan is the President of the Southern California Broadcasters Association. He's been following the discussion about the AM band, specifically the MMTC's letter to the Trump transition team to create a Glide Path for the short-term survival and lo...

 2016-12-08 01:24 


Report: Pandora Open To Other Offers... +

CNBC has a follow-up to its report that SiriusXM was interested in purchasing the company. CNBC's David Faber reported on Wednesday that Pandora is looking at potential acquirers beyond SiriusXM to give it leverage if SiriusXM does pursues a deal. Faber r...

 2016-12-08 01:24

Cumulus Media's Mary Berner Debuts On Hollywood Reporter Women In Entertainment Power 100... +

CUMULUS MEDIA President/CEO MARY BERNER was named to the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's 2016 "WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT POWER 100" list, which was released today. BERNER is the only radio executive on … ...

 2016-12-08 01:19 


Pai Unleashed... +

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai spoke at the Free State Foundation's 10th Anniversary Luncheon this week and did not hold back. Pai has not been a big fan of the current Chairman, Thomas Wheeler, and is being talked about as a possible replacement for Wheeler w...

 2016-12-08 00:56

MIW Group Opens Applications For 2017 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program... +

The MENTORING & INSPIRING WOMEN IN RADIO (MIW) GROUP has opened the application window for the 2017 MILDRED CARTER MENTORING PROGRAM. Now in its 16th year, the program pairs up-and-coming … ...

 2016-12-08 00:25 


Berner Makes Hollywood Reporter Power List... +

The Hollywood Reporter released its (alphabetical) 2016 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list Wednesday and Cumulus CEO Mary Berner is on it. About the radio CEO, the magazine writes, "After surveying her 6,000 employees, she launched a turnaround effort ...

 2016-12-08 00:20 


KMPS Recruits David Dean For PM Drive & Music Director... +

The CBS Seattle Country station has named Dean for the dual positions. Hell be on-air weekdays, 2-7 p.m. KMPS can also be heard online at and via the app....

 2016-12-08 00:20 


House Moves To Eliminate Cross-Ownership Rule... +

Republican Congressman Greg Walden and Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth introduced the bill Wednesday. If approved it would eliminate the FCC's ban on owning a broadcast radio or television station and a newspaper in the same market. NAB President and ...

 2016-12-08 00:17

Kelsea Ballerini Announces CMA Foundation $1 Million Grant To Metro Nashville Public Schools ... +

BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT artist KELSEA BALLERINI announced YESTERDAY (12/6) the CMA FOUNDATION's $1 million grant to METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. The grant supports initiatives aimed at … ...

 2016-12-08 00:13

Shenandoah Announces '30th Anniversary Tour'... +

Country group SHENANDOAH has announced their "30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR" in 2017 in honor of the 30th anniversary of their debut self-titled album in 1987. The tour kicks off on SUNDAY, JANUARY … ...

 2016-12-08 00:05

Kane Brown Performs On 'Today'... +

RCA NASHVILLE artist KANE BROWN took the stage on NBC-TV's "The TODAY Show" this MORNING (12/7). BROWN performed his song, "Hometown,"; off his recently released self-titled debut album. Watch … ...

 2016-12-08 00:01

CMA Foundation Announces Board Of Directors ... +


 2016-12-07 23:33

Miranda Lambert Appears on Late Night With Seth Meyers... +

RCA NASHVILLE/VANNER RECORDS artist MIRANDA LAMBERT performed on NBC-TV's "Late Night With SETH MEYERS" last NIGHT (12/6). LAMBERT performed her new single, "We Should Be Friends," off her … ...

 2016-12-07 23:27

Blake Shelton Performs On 'The Voice'... +

WARNER BROS./WMN artist BLAKE SHELTON got up from the his big red chair and took the stage on NBC-TV's "The Voice" last NIGHT (12/6). "The Voice" judge performed his current single, "A Guy … ...

 2016-12-07 23:15

Milt Olin Foundeation Launches Fundraising Campaign For Distracted Driving Campaign... +

When veteran music executive MILT OLIN was killed by a "distracted" L.A. COUNTY sherriff's deputy in CALABASAS, CA, in DECEMBER, 2013, while riding his bicycle, his wife LOUISE decided to … ...

 2016-12-07 23:15

Milt Olin Foundation Launches Fundraising Campaign For Distracted Driving Campaign... +

When veteran music executive MILT OLIN was killed by a "distracted" L.A. COUNTY sherriff's deputy in CALABASAS, CA, in DECEMBER, 2013, while riding his bicycle, his wife LOUISE … ...

 2016-12-07 22:56

WIVK/Knoxville Raises Over $800,000 With '#SmokyMtnStrong Radiothon'... +

Kudos to CUMULUS Country WIVK/KNOXVILLE, which joined with its local television partner, WVLT-TV, on MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th to raise a total of $815,000 during an 18-hour on-air and online … ...

 2016-12-07 22:50

Envision Networks Offers 'Country Oldies Show Christmas Special'... +

ENVISION NETWORKS will offer its free "COUNTRY OLDIES SHOW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL" hosted by STEVE WARREN and WHISPERIN' BILL ANDERSON beginning MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th. The three-hour show will be … ...

 2016-12-07 21:51 


House Bill Attemps To Eliminate Newspaper Cross-Ownership Ban... +

A bipartisan effort has been launched to force the FCC to eliminate the broadcast/newspaper cross-ownership ban that has been in effect since 1975. The bill was introduced by incoming House Energy ...

 2016-12-07 21:45 


Azoff Fires Back At Radio: Its A Cartel... +

Last month the Radio Music Licensing Committee filed an antitrust complaint against Irving Azoff's Global Music Rights organization for what it called anticompetitive behavior. Today GMR filed its own lawsuit against the radio industry calling it a "carte...

 2016-12-07 21:44 


Radio Responds. Calls Azoff A Bully... +

Shortly after the Azoff lawsuit was filed, The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC), which represents about 10,00 radio stations in music licensing matters, fired off a statement in response. RMLC Executive Director Bill Velez said, "The RMLC will not rol...

 2016-12-07 21:41 


David Dean Joins KMPS Seattle... +

CBS Radio Country 94.1 KMPS Seattle has anointed David Dean as its new Music Director/Afternoon host. Dean joins KMPS from sister Country 107.9 KMLE Phoenix where he held similar duties. Dean has s...

 2016-12-07 21:37

Beasley Media Group Names Janice McDuff VP/Finance... +

BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP has appointed JANICE MCDUFF VP/Finance. She succeeds MARIE TEDESCO, who is preparing to transition into her new role as Chief Financial Officer in JANUARY, 2017. … ...

 2016-12-07 21:00 


Chelsea Thomas Joins WDJX Louisville... +

Alpha Media CHR 99.7 WDJX Louisville has named Chelsea Thomas as its new Music Director/Morning co-host/Midday host. Thomas joins WDJX from Alphas New Bern NC cluster where she hosted nights...

 2016-12-07 20:52 


Barstool Sports Launches New Show on SiriusXM... +

The Barstool Sports website focuses on comedy, sports and men's lifestyle. The new daily show, hosted by Barstool founder Dave Portnoy, January 3. It will air weekdays from 12:00-2:00 pm ET/9:00-11:00 am PT on SiriusXM Rush, available nationwide on channe...

 2016-12-07 20:42

Salem Declares Third Quarter Cash Distribution... +

The Board of Directors of SALEM MEDIA GROUP, INC. has declared a cash distribution for third quarter of 2016 of $0.0650 per share. The cash distribution will be payable DECEMBER 31st to … ...

 2016-12-07 20:39

Marketron Brings Real-Time Foot Traffic Attribution To Broadcasters ... +

MARKETRON has entered into a strategic partnership with CUEBIQ, a Location Intelligence Company, for use of its real-time foot traffic attribution offering, VISITQ REAL TIME, for advertising … ...

 2016-12-07 20:25 

Radio Times

Coronation Street: Mary's son Jude to arrive at Christmas... +

But will Mary decide to live in South Africa with him?...

 2016-12-07 20:04

AIRE Radio Networks Adds Intercambio Media Prep Service, Imaging Services... +

SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM's AIRE RADIO NETWORKS has added INTERCAMBIO MEDIA's EN EL AIRE prep service and FUXION audio imaging services to its ad sales representation and affiliate services … ...

 2016-12-07 20:02 


Ross On Radio Announces New Presentation For 2017... +

Radio: How Does That Make You Feel Addresses Industry Change And Our Perspective Sean Ross, author of the influential Ross On Radio column has announced his 2017 public-speaking theme: Radio: ...

 2016-12-07 20:00 

Radio Times

Meet Gogglebox's Moffatt family... +

From the fluffy slippers to her searing sofa commentary, there's nothing we don't love about Scarlett Moffatt, but who is she? Where are the family from? And what on earth does she do for a living?...

 2016-12-07 19:55 

Radio Times

Coronation Street: Mary reveals that she has a secret son! Here's what happens next... +

Will Mary decide to find son Jude?...

 2016-12-07 19:30 

Radio Times

Gogglebox stars congratulate Scarlett Moffatt on her I'm a Celebrity win... +

Twitter was REALLY happy with the result... ...

 2016-12-07 19:09 


Applications Open For Mildred Carter Mentoring Program... +

The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group announces the opening of the application window for the 2017 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 6, 2017....

 2016-12-07 19:00 


- Radio Ink... +

Following the $150,000 purchase of WETN-FM in Wheaton, Illinois, this week, broker George Reed of Media Services Group tells us that Educational Media Foundation is picking up WLFV-FM in Midlothian, VA and WARV-FM in Petersburg, VA, from Larry Wilson's Al...

 2016-12-07 18:55 


Beasley Continues To Beef Up Corporate... +

Beasley Media Group has hired Janice McDuff to fill the position of VP of Finance, a slot now held by Marie Tedesco, who's transitioning to CFO as of January. McDuff was most recently Corporate Controller at HKS in Dallas followed by a move to Salt Lake C...

 2016-12-07 18:37 


WIBWs Kelly Lenz Inducted Into Kansas Hall Of Fame... +

Alpha Media Topeka announced that Lenzs induction into the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame on will take place on October 9. Lenz has been a leader and innovator in the farm broadcast industry for the past 38 years....

 2016-12-07 18:24 


Ace & TJ Break & Enter And Give... +

The two syndicated jocks have kept up their holiday tradition of Breaking and Entering peoples homes but these home invasions are about giving, not snatching. Along with their Hoodlum Elves, the pair have delighted folks in markets such as Charlotte, Bir...

 2016-12-07 18:08

Cumulus Reaches Refinancing Deal With Some Noteholders... +

CUMULUS MEDIA INC. has reached a deal with holders of about $349.7 million (57.3%) of subsidiary CUMULUS MEDIA HOLDINGS INC.'s outstanding 7.75% Senior Notes due 2019 for a refinancing … ...

 2016-12-07 18:00 

Radio Times

In Plain Sight: Where was it filmed?... +

Most of the action in the ITV drama about the policeman who caught the 1950s serial killer Peter Manuel takes place in suburbia - but Glaswegians will recognise a few local landmarks....

 2016-12-07 17:46

Alpha Media Sells Richmond Simulcast Pair To EMF... +

ALPHA MEDIA LICENSE LLC is selling Country simulcast WLFV/MIDLOTHIAN-RICHMOND, VA and WARV-F/PETERSBURG, VA (98.9 THE WOLF) to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION for $2 million. In other filings … ...

 2016-12-07 17:15 

Radio Times

The Chases new Vixen chaser wants to face off against Pointless rivals... +

Meet the new The Chase chaser Jenny Ryan ...

 2016-12-07 17:10 

Radio Times

What time is Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes on TV at Christmas?... +

The two-part animation of Dahl's twisted fairy tales features the voices of Dominic West, Gemma Chan, Rose Leslie and David Walliams...

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