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 2020-09-30 08:00 

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The Supreme Court And The Election...

5-4 is running a special series on the Supreme Court's role in the upcoming presidential election. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is the topic of the first episode....

 2020-09-30 07:45 

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We Go Live Tomorrow...

Day one of Radio Ink Hispanic Radio LIVE includes a timely discussion of What's at Stake for Hispanics and Hispanic Radio in the upcoming election. The discussion is part of a full day October 1 for the virtual, month long essential broadcast event....

 2020-09-30 07:44 

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Some iHeart Furloughed Employees Will Not Return...

That news from CEO Bob Pittman and CFO Richard Bressler to iHeart employees today. The note says that the downturn has been deeper and longer than originally expected and while some furloughed employees have been brought back, the jobs of others on furlou...

 2020-09-30 07:34 

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Coffee With Consultants...

The 2020 virtual Radio Show begins this Monday. Rick Fink, Buzz Knight, Valerie Geller, Matt Sunshine and others will all be part of Coffee with Consultants . Registration for the weeklong event is $50. RAB members pay $25....

 2020-09-30 07:00 

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Radio's 30 And Under Superstars...

We're taking nominations for Radio Ink's 2nd annual 30 And Under Superstars list. It's a myth that young men and women looking for a rewarding career have no interest in radio. We received an overwhelming response when we debuted this list in ...

 2020-09-30 06:59 

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Updating Radio's Visuals Is Code Red Critical...

(By Loyd Ford), I encourage you to do a Google search for 'radio.' Look only at images. By the way, this is a great way for you to see how consumers see radio. Pitiful. Why? Because we are essentially an industry that functions on 1980s visuals. Y...

 2020-09-29 19:42 

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Rep Firm Launches For IBA...

The Independent Broadcasters Association and Gen Media Partners have formed a new national rep firm called IBA Radio Sales exclusively for stations that are members of the IBA....

 2020-09-29 19:35 

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Want The Latest News About Podcasting?...

The podcasting industry is sizzling hot. To get the very latest podcasting news and new show releases subscribe to the FREE daily Podcast Business Journal headlines HERE ....

 2020-09-29 18:24 

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Sista Strut Steps Off In Milwaukee...

V100.7 (WKKV-FM) 9th annual breast cancer charity walk is going virtual. Sista Strut is set for October 3....

 2020-09-28 22:11 

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Progressive Radio's Number One...

According to Media Monitors, the insurance company aired 47,742 commercials on radio stations across the country last week making it the number one national advertiser for radio. The Internal Revenue Service moved up to number 2 (from 37th)....

 2020-09-28 20:43 

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New South Shuffles The Team...

New South Radio has made changes at its stations in Jackson, MS. Long time US96 (WUSJ) PD Nikki Brown will be moving across the hall to program the cluster's CHR Y101 (WYOY), while US96 morning host Traci Lee adds PD stripes at US96 and 93-5 The Legen...

 2020-09-28 16:48 

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David Frost Interviews Featured...

The Frost Tapes will spotlight unaired interviews from legendary broadcaster David Frost. Spotlighting Unaired Interviews From Legendary Broadcaster David Frost. Wilfred Frost will host the podcast of his father's work starting October 6....

 2020-09-28 16:41 

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Elvis Duran Debuts In Toronto...

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is coming to Proud-FM 103.9 in Toronto. The Premiere Networks-syndicated show joins the first Canadian affiliate October 5....

 2020-09-28 15:58 

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Entercom Names New CIO...

Sarah Foss is the new Chief Information Officer for Entercom. She most recently served as SVP Strategic Initiatives for FreeWheel Advertisers, a division of FreeWheel that provides a global media buying and selling platform....

 2020-09-28 15:54 

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Winford Named PD KISS Country, Fresno...

Andy Winford is the new Program Director at 93.7 KISS Country/KSKS-FM in Fresno. Winford will hold a dual role as he continues as PD of KAT Country 103/KATM-FM in the Cumulus Stockton/Modesto markets....

 2020-09-28 15:52 

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Townsquare Promotes In Lansing...

McConnell Adams, brand manager of Townsquare's WJIM-FM (97.5 Now) and 99.1 WFMK , has been promoted to Director of Content for the local media cluster. He fills the position vacated with the departure of Chris Tyler....

 2020-09-28 15:47 

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New Morning Show For CMG Orlando...

Two familiar Orlando radio personalities have turned up at WOEX. Epi Colon and Bebo Adames are the hosts of Epi & Bebo In The Morning on Exitos 96.5 ....

 2020-09-28 14:54 

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September 7, 2020...

Q&A: Xperi SVP Joseph D'Angelo | The 2020 Radio Wayne Finalists | Are You Paying Your Sellers Enough?...

 2020-09-28 13:27 

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iHeart Launches New Sports Network...

iHeartMedia is launching the iHeartSports Network that will service more than 500 stations beginning today. The new network will feature Cris Collinsworth, Colin Cowherd, Dan Patrick, Joy Taylor and more. iHeart's Premiere Networks also syndicates Fox...

 2020-09-28 08:44 

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Huang Charges Dropped...

KPCC reporter Josie Huang will not be criminally charged according to the L.A. County District Attorney's office. Huang was arrested during demonstrations earlier this month....

 2020-09-28 08:31 

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Santa Claus is Coming ... to Your Radio...

(By Mike McVay) This years Christmas format looks as if it will be the most listened to since the holiday post-9-11. This year, it may even be bigger than that Christmas season in 2001, because of what is happening in our lives and in the world today....

 2020-09-28 07:45 

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We Go Live This Thursday...

Day one of Radio Ink Hispanic Radio LIVE includes a timely discussion of What's at Stake for Hispanics and Hispanic Radio in the upcoming election. The discussion is part of a full day October 1 for the virtual, month long essential broadcast event....

 2020-09-28 07:01 

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How To Talk About The Election...

(By Randy Lane) The old Top 40 tagline "the hits just keep on coming!" applies perfectly to 2020. But the hits we keep on getting are not the entertaining kind....

 2020-09-28 07:00 

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(SPONSORED) Do's and Don'ts of Advertising...

Both radio and TV consumption are on the rise, and show no signs of slowing. On September 29, learn which campaign attributes contribute to the most lift by attending our webinar with industry luminaries. Reserve your spot....

 2020-09-28 07:00 

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I Tried Radio And It Didn't Work...

(By Tom LeVine) Broadcasters I know care deeply when they hear these painful words.At the same time, I've never heard someone say "medical care doesn't work," or "surgery and hospitals don't work." Yet, the principles are large...

 2020-09-28 06:59 

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Updating Radio's Visuals Is Code Red Critical...

(By Loyd Ford), I encourage you to do a Google search for 'radio.' Look only at images. By the way, this is a great way for you to see how consumers see radio. Pitiful. Why? Because we are essentially an industry that functions on 1980s visuals. Y...

 2020-09-28 06:16 

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Radio's 30 And Under Superstars...

We're taking nominations for Radio Ink's 2nd annual 30 And Under Superstars list. It's a myth that young men and women looking for a rewarding career have no interest in radio. We received an overwhelming response when we debuted this list in ...

 2020-09-27 19:35 

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Want The Latest News About Podcasting?...

The podcasting industry is sizzling hot. To get the very latest podcasting news and new show releases subscribe to the FREE daily Podcast Business Journal headlines HERE ....

 2020-09-27 19:29 

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SEND US YOUR NEWS TIPS...

Are you hearing things about your market? Let us investigate. Radio Ink Magazine is the only 28-year-old trade magazine in the radio industry. That's the result of a lot of trust over those years. Send all news tips in total confidence, and any other ...

 2020-09-27 11:56 

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How To Talk About The Election...

(By Randy Lane) The old Top 40 tagline "the hits just keep on coming!" applies perfectly to 2020. But the hits we keep on getting are not the entertaining kind....

 2020-09-26 05:54 

RadioInk

Beasley Brings Schnitt Back To Tampa...

On Friday Beasley Media Group announced that Todd Schnitt will be returning to Tampa as host of the New MJ Morning Show on Q105 (WRBQ-FM). Longtime morning personality Mason Dixon will move to afternoons and Geno Knight will shift to middays....

 2020-09-26 05:47 

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Thom Brennaman Resigns...

The Cincinnati Reds play-by-play host had been serving a suspension since August for using an anti-gay slur on a hot mic after coming back from a commercial break....

 2020-09-26 05:46 

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iHeart Adds Valentine to Mornings in Fresno...

The nationally syndicated Valentine in The Morning show is picked up by iHeart's Soft Rocker 98.9-FM in Fresno. As a result Teri-Ann Schlesser moves to middays....

 2020-09-25 17:28 

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WWIZ FM Flips To Christmas...

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas in Ohio's Mahoning Valley. Z104 in Youngstown is now Christmas 104 The Valley's Christmas Station....

 2020-09-25 15:56 

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CMG Tulsa Helps St. Jude...

Cox Media Group Tulsa wrapped up a successful 2020 fundraising partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over the weekend. The year-long fundraising effort ended with a virtual St. Jude 5K Walk/Run....

 2020-09-25 15:53 

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Gordon Smith On The First Amendment...

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith has penned an op-ed piece that appears in The Hill . It is part of the recently launched NAB campaign celebrating the First Amendment....

 2020-09-25 14:46 

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WNYC Radiolab Adds Two...

WNYC Studios' Radiolab welcomes two new co-hosts. Host Jad Abumrad will be joined by Lulu Miller and Latif Nasser. The pair succeeds Robert Krulwich, longtime co-host, who retired earlier this year....

 2020-09-25 07:45 

RadioInk

Election 2020, Hispanic Radio View...

Day one of Radio Ink Hispanic Radio LIVE includes a timely discussion of What's at Stake for Hispanics and Hispanic Radio in the upcoming election. The discussion is part of a full day October 1 for the virtual, month long essential broadcast event....

 2020-09-25 07:44 

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Is Radio Taking Advantage of New Technology...

For the radio industry staying on top of technological changes that impact how consumers take in audio is vital. The old fashioned radio is being replaced by smart speakers and mobile devices and as Edison Research reported yesterday that trend is continu...

 2020-09-25 07:13 

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Allegations of Racism Force Out GM...

Tim Eby is no longer the GM at St. Louis Public Radio. He was fired Thursday over allegations of a "legacy of structural racism" at the station. Former NPR Board Vice Chair Tom Livingston has taken over as interim GM....

 2020-09-25 07:05 

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(SPONSORED) Uplift Your Broadcast Advertising...

The Veritone Uplift Study shared best practices that help generate maximum lift in broadcast advertising. The 15-month study analyzed 250 campaigns aired on nearly 100 stations with the goal of identifying what works and what doesn't. Access the study...

 2020-09-25 06:47 

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Podcast Radio?...

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple purchased a startup company called Scout FM which makes listening to podcasts more like tuning into radio stations. Apple is in a podcast battle with Spotify and other apps trying to diminate the podcast listening landsca...

 2020-09-25 06:33 

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This Album Was Released 40 Years Ago...

Benztown will present Blizzard of Ozz 40th Anniversary Special , a celebration of Ozzy Osbourne's debut album produced for Rock/Classic Rock stations to air on Halloween weekend. KLOS-FM PD Keith Cunningham produced the show. Matt Pinfield hosts....

 2020-09-25 06:26 

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Biden Targeting Hispanics in Florida...

Thanks to Michael Bloomberg's money Democrats are spending $6 million in the Sunshine State to criticize President Trump. $2 million will be spent on radio, $4 million on TV....

 2020-09-25 06:16 

RadioInk

Radio's 30 And Under Superstars...

We're taking nominations for Radio Ink's 2nd annual 30 And Under Superstars list. It's a myth that young men and women looking for a rewarding career have no interest in radio. We received an overwhelming response when we debuted this list in ...

 2020-09-24 21:05 

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Alpha Pulls In $52K For Law Enforcement Families...

Alpha Media in North Dallas raised $52,000 from the 4th Annual Wheeler & Castellanos Back the Badge Memorial Golf Tournament. The money goes to the Texoma Back the Badge Foundation....

 2020-09-24 21:02 

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Small & Rural Public Stations Anchor America...

(By Mike Savage) The business model for public radio is under pressure. A drop in sponsor revenue has led to layoffs and furloughs at public radio stations across the country. Small and rural stations operate on the thinnest of margins in the best of time...

 2020-09-24 18:02 

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Samuelson Sets Retirement From WGN...

Legendary agribusiness broadcaster Orion Samuelson will retire on December 31. The farewell will come shortly after he celebrates his 60th anniversary at the station....

 2020-09-24 17:40 

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WHAV Benefits From Radio Documentary...

WBCN and The American Revolution , the documentary about Boston's famous 60's underground radio station, is helping Public Radio WHAV, Haverhill, MA. The filmmaker is offering the documentary to help pay for nonprofit local news reporting....

 2020-09-24 17:06 

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Nashville Sports Fans Get A New Voice...

The former morning co-host of WPRT (102.5 The Game, Nashville) , Branden Gall, has set up a new podcast network for Nashville sports fans. Taking its name from the interstate loop around Nashville, 440 Sports , has launched with four podcasts....

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