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 2020-09-28 08:01 

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Andy Winford Named Program Director 93.7 KISS Country/Fresno...

Cumulus Media has appointed Andy Winford as Program Director of 93.7 KISS Country/KSKS-FM in Fresno, CA. Winford will hold a dual role, continuing as Program Director of KAT Country 103/KATM-FM in Stockton/Modesto, CA, commuting between the two markets. A...

 2020-09-28 07:50 

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Townsquare/Lansing Ups McConnell Adams to Director of Content...

Townsquare Media Lansing has promoted McConnell Adams to Director of Content for the local media cluster effective immediately. He replaces Chris Tyler, who departs the Company. Adams, who has been with Townsquare since 2017 and previously served as brand...

 2020-09-25 17:08 

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KKFR (Power 98.3)/Phoenix's Crisco Kidd to Run for Mayor...

KKFR-FM (Power 98.3)/Phoenix afternoon personality Joshua Carmona ("Crisco Kidd") resigns from the Riviera Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR outlet to make a run for mayor of Phoenix. Carmona, who hosts the "Crisco Kidd Block Party," also airs on ...

 2020-09-24 17:18 

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Report: Tim Eby Exits St. Louis Public Radio as GM...

KWMU-FM (St. Louis Public Radio) General Manager Tim Eby exits the University of Missouri-St. Louis News/Talk outlet, reports St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Holleman. According to UMSL Vice Chancellor Paul Herring, consultant Tom Livingston is appointe...

 2020-09-24 17:06 

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WITL/Lansing Brand Manager Tyler to Exit After 23 Years...

Chris Tyler will exit WITL-FM/Lansing, MI as Brand Manager, Director of Content and afternoon talent at the end of the week. He has been with the Townsquare Media Country outlet for 23 years. In a post to the station's web site, as well as its Faceboo...

 2020-09-23 17:25 

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EMF to Acquire KFMK/Austin, Salem Sells WKAT/Miami...

Educational Media Foundation has agreed to acquire Contemporary Christian KFMK-FM (Spirit 105.9)/Round Rock-Austin, TX from Crista Ministries for $6 million. The deal includes a network affiliation agreement with EMF's K-Love network beginning Novembe...

 2020-09-23 17:14 

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Veteran Radio Programmer Mr. Ed Lambert Dead of Cancer...

Sad to report death of legendary radio programmer Mr. Ed Lambert on September 22 following a long battle with cancer. His included programming stops at KHKS/Dallas, WZEE (Z104)/Madison, KWOD/Sacramento, as well as on-air stints at KDWB/Minneapolis. Most r...

 2020-09-23 17:05 

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WEQX/Albany NY Elevated Jeff Morad to Operations Manager...

Longtime WEQX-FM/Manchester VT-Albany NY Program Director and morning host Jeff Morad is elevated to Operations Manager of the heritage Alternative outlet. He also serves as host of the Jam N' Toast specialty show and has been with the Northshire Comm...

 2020-09-22 07:25 

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Triton Digital Releases LATAM Podcast Report...

Triton Digital has announced the release of the latest LATAM Podcast Report. The report provides insight into the Top 100 Podcasts in Latin America from August 3rd through August 30th, as measured by Triton's Podcast Metrics measurement service. Three...

 2020-09-22 07:22 

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WFNZ/Charlotte Producer/APD Mark Seidel Dead at 37...

WFNZ/Charlotte producer and assistant program director Mark Seidel passed away this weekend from an unexpected massive heart attack. He was just 37 years old. His longtime friend and WFNZ colleague Travis "T-Bone" Hancock broke the news on Twitter...

 2020-09-22 07:15 

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Podtrac's Week-Over-Week U.S. Podcast Report 9/14 -9/20...

Podtrac has released their week-over-week download growth report for the week of September 14 - 20. For the week of September 14 - 20, downloads were up 9% over the previous week and up 52% over the corresponding period last year. The Sports and News cate...

 2020-09-21 17:20 

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Detroit Praise Network Seeks Next Young Gospel Singer...

Beasley's The Detroit Praise Network (93.5, 93.3 and 99.9) and McDonald's are looking for the Motor City's next young Gospel star. Young gospel singers between the ages of 10-17 are invited to submit a YouTube video link featuring them singing...

 2020-09-21 17:12 

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Radio Powers Streaming Video Subscription Service...

Westwood One's Insights team highlights a streaming video subscription service that recently utilized AM/FM radio to drive awareness and interest in their brand. It also looks at the current TV ecosystem and outlines how viewing patterns are changing....

 2020-09-21 17:06 

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ABC Audio's Power Portal Offers 34 Original Videos...

During the virtual Emmy Awards on Sunday night, ABC Audio's Power Portal provided affiliates with 17 videos and social media pieces for their websites, apps and social media platforms. Throughout the evening Power Portal featured content from all majo...

 2020-09-21 07:35 

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Free Webinar: Uncancellable Promotions for a Cancellable Time...

There's a free webinar being presented by Benztown and P1 Media Group this Thursday you might want to check out: "Global Radio Ideas: Uncancellable Promotions for a Cancellable Time." Hosted by Dave "Chachi" Denes, President, Benztown,...

 2020-09-18 17:11 

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Return of Sports Boosts ESPN Podcasts in August...

With the return of all major professional sports in August, ESPN Podcast listenership heated up, as it posted its best month ever and grew 29% over August, 2019. In addition, the combined podcast network of ESPN, ABC, FiveThirtyEight and National Geograph...

 2020-09-18 17:08 

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FOX Sports Radio Launches iHeartRadio Original Podcast...

FOX Sports Radio (FSR) launches a new iHeartRadio original podcast, "Lights Out with Shawne Merriman," distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network. The program features the three-time All-Pro linebacker and Lights Out Xtreme Fighting Founder as he ta...

 2020-09-17 17:26 

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iHM Launches iHeartRadio's New Alexa Routine by Amazon...

If iHeartRadio podcasts a part of your morning ritual, the company has announced that it's incorporating podcasts into customers' daily routine with "Alexa Routines" by Amazon. Alexa Routines are designed to make the days easier and more p...

 2020-09-17 17:16 

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Triton Digital Releases U.S. Podcast Report for August...

Triton Digital has released the latest U.S. Podcast Report for August, 2020 (August 3 - August 30, 2020) reporting period. NPR remained in the #1 spot with 43.2 million Average Weekly Downloads and 12.5 million Average Weekly Users, followed by Stitcher w...

 2020-09-17 07:25 

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Dakota Woods Joins Townsquare as MP/CRO Lawton, Oklahoma...

Townsquare Media has named Dakota Woods as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Lawton, Oklahoma local media cluster which includes Country 101.3 K-LAW, Rock Z94 (KZCD-FM) and PopCrush 107.3 (KVRW-FM). He will report to Townsquare Regional V...

 2020-09-17 06:59 

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LABF Announces 2021-2022 Graduate Student Scholarship...

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF), in collaboration with the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), is pleased to unveil details for the 2021-2022 Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Scholarship award for graduate students. Th...

 2020-09-16 17:24 

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Podtrac Issues Weekly Podcast Data through September 13...

Podtrac has released weekly podcast data through September 13. For the week of September 7-13, downloads were down 1% over the previous week and up 43% over the same period last year. The True Crime category showed the largest week-over-week download grow...

 2020-09-16 17:12 

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Lipstick and Vinyl Signs Two New Podcasts to Network...

Lipstick andamp; Vinyl, a podcast ad sales network, has signed two new podcasts to its growing roster, "Amended" and "Gatekeepers.4; Focus 360, an investor in Lipstick andamp; Vinyl, also represents podcasts in the Lipstick andamp; Vinyl ne...

 2020-09-16 08:00 

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CNN Audio and iHeartRadio Launch ''Election 101'' Podcast...

CNN Audio and iHeartRadio have announced "Election 101," a new co-produced podcast that demystifies the American political system while offering a unique perspective on the inner workings of the electoral process. Hosted by CNN correspondent Krist...

 2020-09-16 07:46 

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Eric Malmberg Out at MPR Over Misconduct Allegations...

In a response to its own staff and listeners, Minnesota Public Radio 89.3 The Current has fired Eric Malmberg just one day after the resignation of an MPR reporter who investigated sexual-harassment allegations against the on-air personality. A statement ...

 2020-09-16 07:35 

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Borrell Report: Local Ad Buying Returning to Normal...

Borrell Associates have released their latest report: "SMBs Adjusting, Recovering from COVID-19." According to the report, while ad buyers are still far from feeling great about the economy, they are emitting positive vibes. The full report is ava...

 2020-09-15 17:06 

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''Tom Gresham's Gun Talk'' Adds New Affiliates...

"Tom Gresham's Gun Talk" adds the following new affiliates: East Arkansas Broadcasters' KBTM-AM (1230)/Jonesboro AR and K267AS (101.3)/Piggott AR, Townsquare Media's KFYO-AM (790) and K236CP (95.1)/Lubbock TX and iHeartMedia's KCOL...

 2020-09-14 17:19 

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Beasley's WXTU-FM Announces Promotions in Philadelphia...

Beasley Media Group's WXTU-FM/Philadelphia elevates Charlie Maxx to Production Director and Assistant Program Director at the Country outlet. In addition, she'll be on the air from noon-3pm, moving up from 7-midnight. Maxx previously spent many ye...

 2020-09-14 07:03 

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Last Chance to Vote for Coronavirus Radio Idea Awards...

Benztown, P1 Media Group, Radiodays Europe, Radiodays Asia and RDE Podcast Day have announced last call to vote online for the nominees of "The Coronavirus Radio Ideas Awards!" Radio and podcast professionals worldwide may vote online through Thur...

 2020-09-11 19:17 

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Entercom Initiates Several Major Layoffs, Staff Realignments...

Entercom initiated several major layoffs and staff realignments on Thursday -- mainly across its Alternative and Country formats. In a memo to Entercom employees, CEO David Field said the changes would continue "to transform and improve our organizati...

 2020-09-11 18:42 

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WNYL (ALT 92.3)/New York Names Chris Booker for Afternoons...

WNYL-FM (ALT 92.3)/New York taps Chris Booker for afternoons t the Entercom Alternative outlet, effective September 11. He replaces Corey B, who is now airing in morning drive with Cane. Most recently, Booker spent 10 years at co-owned CHR KAMP (97.1 AMP ...

 2020-09-11 07:10 

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Ginny Harman Out at K-FROG 95.1 Morning Show...

Ginny Harman, the co-host of The Wake Up Call morning show at Entercom's K-FROG 95.1/Riverside-San Bernardino is out after COVID-related budget cuts led to her being laid off. Harman, who shared the morning shift with co-hosts David Bugenske and Kelli...

 2020-09-11 07:08 

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MPR's Only Black Classical Music Host Fired...

Garrett McQueen, Minnesota Public Radio's only Black classical music host, has been fired by American Public Media Group. McQueen announced his firing on his social media accounts Thursday morning. According to McQueen, he was taken off the air after ...

 2020-09-10 17:24 

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Tulsa's ''Live From Cain's'' Radio Show Joins Vuhaus Group...

VuHaus Group adds its newest affiliate, "Live From Cain's" radio show -- a Tulsa-based smart and edgy concept for public radio, combining the power of live music with conversations. "Live From Cain's" joins 20 public media outlets ...

 2020-09-10 17:16 

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''The Best of Ricochet'' Debuts Saturday September 19...

Radio America debuts "The Best of Ricochet" hosted by James Lileks for syndication beginning on September 19. The one hour weekly show, available by satellite delivery and download, is a fast-paced digest of the Ricochet Audio Network's inform...

 2020-09-10 17:07 

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House Subcomittee Passes Tax Certificate Legislation...

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology has passed "Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2019" that would direct the FCC to take certain actions to increase diversity of ownership in the broadcasting industry. Am...

 2020-09-10 16:59 

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Media Mogul Byron Allen Confirmed for 2020 Radio Show...

Byron Allen, the founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group and Entertainment Studios, will lead a conversation focused on his career and journey as an industry leader at the 2020 Radio Show. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) ...

 2020-09-09 17:29 

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Steve Dent to Handle Mornings on 93.9X Indianapolis...

Cumulus Media taps Steve Dent as morning host for Rock WNDX-FM (93.9X) Indianapolis, weekdays from 6-10am. A 20-year Rock radio veteran, Dent was previously Program Director and an air personality for iHeartMedia's Alternative WZDA and Classic Rock WT...

 2020-09-09 17:13 

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ViacomCBS EandY Group Inks Podcast Deal with iHeartMedia...

ViacomCBS' Entertainment andamp; Youth Group has announced a three-year pact with iHeartMedia. The deal calls for iHM to create dozens of original podcasts tapping both existing, iconic franchises while creating new, fresh material from MTV, Comedy Ce...

 2020-09-09 07:44 

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Cumulus Heats Up the Big Easy with 106.7 The Krewe...

Cumulus has launched a new Hot AC radio station in New Orleans. KKND-FM 106.7 The Krewe kicked off its new high-energy format on Tuesday, September 8th, at 10:00am Central, with Lizzo's "Good As Hell". The new station draws from a variety of t...

 2020-09-09 07:28 

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ACX Announces UFC Music/Media Streaming App for Fans...

ACX Music today announced its new licensing agreement with UFC, the world's premier mixed martial arts organization, in which the brand will serve as the "Official Sound of UFC." As part of this partnership, ACX will launch UFC Ultimate Sound,...

 2020-09-08 17:17 

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KTIK Debuts ''Idaho Sports Talk with Prater and The Ballgame''...

Sports/Talk KTIK (93.1 FM The Ticket)/Boise, ID will feature longtime afternoon host andamp; Idaho sports journalist Mike Prater and newly named co-host Johnny "The Ballgame" Mallory in "Idaho Sports Talk With Prater andamp; The Ballgame,"...

 2020-09-08 17:08 

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FSR Launches iHR Original Podcast ''I Want Your Flex''...

FOX Sports Radio (FSR) launches a new iHeartRadio original podcast, "I Want Your Flex," distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network. "I Want Your Flex" is a fantasy football-themed podcast hosted by FSR personalities Mike Harmon and Dan Beyer...

 2020-09-08 06:42 

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Podtrac's Weekly Podcast Data Through Sept. 6...

Download growth for the 52-week period from September 02, 2019 to September 06, 2020 was +52% across all Podtrac measured podcasts. The Arts category showed the largest week-over-week download growth of top categories at 15%. The Comedy and News categorie...

 2020-09-04 17:10 

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KILT Presents ''The World's Biggest Pre-Game Show''...

Entercom's KILT-AM (Sports Radio 610)/Houston, the flagship radio home of the Houston Texans, will present "The World's Biggest Pre-Game Show: 100 Hours of Texans-Chiefs Coverage" from September 6-10. It's a five-day on-air countdown t...

 2020-09-04 17:02 

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IBA Opens Website, Inks Partnership with Adlarge Media...

The Independent Broadcasters Association (IBA) has announced that the IBA Membership website is officially "open for business." Also announced is a network radio ad sales partnership with New York City-based AdLarge Media to create two new indepen...

 2020-09-04 06:01 

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ESPN Springfield's Nate Lucas Not Returning to Airwaves Over Slur...

Nate Lucas, host of "The Nate Lucas Show" on Springfied's ESPN Jock 96.9 FM, 99.9 FM and 1060 AM was recently suspended after making offensive comments about and using a sexist slur to refer to vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Now Je...

 2020-09-03 18:59 

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54th CMA Broadcast Awards Nominees Announced...

Nominees for the CMA Broadcast Awards are out in the field of Country Radio. The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Nielsen. Up for National Personality of the Year are Kix Brooks, Cody Alan, Lou Helton, Charlie Mon...

 2020-09-03 17:28 

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iHeartMedia Chicago Launches the New ''Rock 95 Five''...

iHeartMedia Chicago flips Country WEBG-FM (Big 95.5) the new "Rock 95 Five," Chicago's Rock Station. The new station launched at 5pm on Thursday afternoon playing Rock favorites including Metallica, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, Linkin Park, AC/...

 2020-09-03 17:17 

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The Money Pit Home Improvement Show Adds Affiliates...

"The Money Pit Home Improvement Show" syndicated by Talk Shows USA adds the following new affiliates: K-News 98.5/San Luis Obispo CA (HD2 channel K253BR), WVMT-AM andamp; FM/Burlington, VT and WONK-FM/Washington, DC (HD2 channel W284CQ WWDC). The ...

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