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 2017-09-22 14:53 


Dave Ramsey Event Another Full House... +

It was another sold out Smart Money event for nationally syndicated radio talk show host and best-selling author, Dave Ramsey. This time he was represented by one of his team, Chris Hogan, in Indianapolis on Thursday, September 21, at the Old National Cen...

 2017-09-22 14:00 


Priority Radio Reaches For Gospel... +

Priority Radio Inc. has flipped its four FM stations and thirteen translators across seven states from Christian AC Reach FM to Urban Gospel Reach Gospel Radio. The network is using programming from the Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Network including their M...

 2017-09-22 13:55 


Former RAB CEO Gary Fries Passes... +

The message about the death of former RAB CEO Gary Fries was passed along this morning by his son Todd. "I want to thank everyone for there support and prayers. This morning at 12:13am Arizona time my father peacefully passed away. In leaving this world f...

 2017-09-22 11:30 


Station Sales Week Of 9/22... +

Todd Robinsons KZLZ Inc. sells Classic Country 1250 KHIL and 98.1 K251CG Willcox AZ to John Oberreuter and Mark Lucke for $150,000. Lucke, who serves as Station Manager for KHIL and current sister Variety Hits X-Wave 104.9 KWCX-FM will continue to operate...

 2017-09-22 09:45

Site of the Week 9/22/2017: TVs of the Lehigh Valley... +

Visiting the stations of the unusual Lehigh Valley TV market, in the very big shadows of Philadelphia...

 2017-09-22 07:25 


Florida Senator Wants FM Chip Activated... +

The radio industry might be smart to re-activate a lobbying effort to get the government to mandate FM Chips in all cell-phones using the natural disaster angle. This year has been especially strong when it comes to Hurricanes (See Puerto Rico. See Southw...

 2017-09-22 07:01 


Maria Demolishes Communications In Puerto Rico... +

It's not easy to reach a broadcaster in Puerto Rico right now, or any resident for that matter. The island was slammed by Hurricane Maria and 100% of the residents on the island lost power. Broadcast attorney Frank Montero, who represents the Puerto Rico ...

 2017-09-22 01:54 


Exclusive: What About Cumulus Debt?... +

Now that we've heard from Cumulus CEO Mary Berner that, operationally, the company has turned the corner, what about the debt issue? That was another topic we discussed with the two-year Cumulus CEO in our interview that will appear in the October 9 issue...

 2017-09-22 01:40 


For CBS Radio Houston Does Not Have A Problem... +

Sarah Frazier is the Market Manager for CBS Radio in Houston. She's also one of Radio Inks Best Managers of 2017. And that should come as no surprise, Frazier is consistently one of The Most Influential Women in Radio and on our Best Managers list. Frazie...

 2017-09-22 01:30 


Forecast 2018: Investing Is A Gamble... +

If the radio industry were a poker game, some of its players would be running out of chips. Will a major player pull out an ace? Or toss in the cards? Who is willing to join the game? Who is willing and able to bankroll players, and whats in it for them...

 2017-09-22 01:10 


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...

 2017-09-22 01:00 


Hot Hip Hop In Tokyo... +

Hip Hop station WQHT HOT 97 FM, is bringing HOT 97s Summer Jam festival back to Tokyo on November 11, 2017. HOT 97 Summer Jam Tokyo sold out in minuteslast year and tickets were difficult to find. New this year will be the addition of the Festival Stage...

 2017-09-22 00:40 



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 2017-09-22 00:31 


KMHX Santa Rosa Flips To Classic Hits "K-Hits 104.9"... +

Amaturo Sonoma Media flipped Hot AC Mix 104.9 KMHX Rohnert Park/Santa Rosa CA to 80s based Classic Hits K-Hits 104.9 at 5pm today. The station will run jockless for now under Program Director Danny Wright. Positioned as Sonoma Countys Greatest Hits, the s...

 2017-09-22 00:06

Pittsburgh Penguins Radio Voice Mike Lange Cutting Back On Road Schedule This Season... +

MIKE LANGE will cut back on his schedule of calling PITTSBURGH PENGUINS games on iHEARTMEDIA Alternative WXDX (105.9 THE X)/PITTSBURGH and the PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK this season, the team … ...

 2017-09-22 00:06

Beasley Recruiting Talent For Florida Relief Concert... +

BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP has put a call out for musical talent to perform at the BEASLEY BEST COMMUNITY OF CARING HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT. The exact date hasn't been confirmed but OCTOBER … ...

 2017-09-22 00:06

Philip Rossi Joins WBEB (101.1 More FM)/Philadelphia For Weekends ... +

JERRY LEE AC WBEB (TODAY'S 101.1 MORE FM)/PHILADELPHIA announces the addition of PHILIP ROSSI for weekends. Catch PHILIP on the air SATURDAY mornings from 6-9a. … ...

 2017-09-21 22:22

Rockfest '80s Returns To Florida... +

The Second Annual ROCKFEST '80S will be held the weekend of NOVEMBER 4th-5th at C.B. Smith Park in PEMBROKE PINES, FL. Topping the bills are LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CHEAP TRICK and JOAN JETT AND … ...

 2017-09-21 22:22

EarleFest Celebrates 10 Years... +

On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, the EARLE BAUM CENTER OF THE BLIND, SOMO CONCERTS and “Wine Country Radio” KRSH/SANTA ROSA, CA present the tenth annual EARLEFEST benefit. This … ...

 2017-09-21 21:10

Loudwire Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Summit Set For October 24th... +

The LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS has partnered with BERKLEE COLLEGE of MUSIC and METAL BLADE RECORDS for the first-ever "HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL SUMMIT." The series of three … ...

 2017-09-21 20:54 


La Crosse Brings PD Skills To Portland... +

Michael La Crosse has been named Program Director for Portlands KKCW and KLTH. The appointment, announced by Tim Herbster, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedias Pacific Northwest Region, is effective October 9, 2017....

 2017-09-21 20:50

WQHT (Hot 97)/New York Is Bringing Hot 97 Summer Jam Tokyo Back... +

EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK is bringing HOT 97's SUMMER JAM back to TOKYO on NOVEMBER 11 teaming with JAPAN-based AVEX ENTERTAINMENT. HOT 97 SUMMER JAM TOKYO sold out … ...

 2017-09-21 20:48

Janine Appleton Upped At WordCountry... +

WORDCOUNTRY has upped Dir./Creative JANINE APPLETON to Head of the Publishing Company. A four-year company vet, APPLETON helped establish the division of WORD MUSIC PUBLISHING. WORDCOUNTRY … ...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

WNEW New York Debuts New Afternoon, Night Shows... +

WNEW-FM (Fresh 102.7) New York debuts new weekday shows with Mike Adam (pictured) in afternoons from 3-7pm, and Cane in evenings from 7-12am. Adam joined Fresh 102.7 in July for summer fill-in work. Prior to that he hosted weekends on sister WBMP-FM (92.3...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

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&...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

KEGY San Diego Adds Tonya and Sonic to Mornings... +

CHR KEGY-FM (Energy 103.7) San Diego welcomes Tonya Gonzalez and Sean 'Sonic' Leckie as co-hosts of the new 'Tonya and Sonic' morning show, weekdays from 6-10am. Gonzalez began her radio career in 2007 at crosstown rival KHTS-FM where she ...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

WIL-FM St. Louis Ups Josh Holleman to Middays... +

Hubbard Radio WIL-FM (New Country 92.3) St. Louis elevates Josh 'JT' Holleman to middays, effective September 20. Holleman came to the Country outlet last year from WDZH-FM (98.7 AMP Radio) Detroit to host nights on WIL. With this move, Assistant ...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

Thomas, Wohl Launch Music Connection Podcast... +

Music artists and acts now share their voice through spoken word on the new Music Connection Podcast on PodcastOne. Hosted by Randy Thomas, known by her voice as the announcer of the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and m...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

Frank Monroe Named WTMJ-WKTI Production Director... +

Frank Monroe joins WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM (94.5 KTI Country) Milwaukee as Production Director to oversee its commercial production department, effective Friday, September 29. Monroe is inbound to Scripps from Crystal Lake, IL, where he served as the Producti...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

David Dean Named KWNR Las Vegas Program Director... +

iHeartMedia Las Vegas appoints David Dean as Program Director for KWNR-FM (95.5 The Bull), effective immediately. Dean joins the Country outlet from New Orleans, where he most recently served as Program Director for co-owned Country WNOE-FM. He's also...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

Radio Legend Laboe to Break Guinness World Record... +

Radio legend Art Laboe, 92, will begin his 75th consecutive year on the radio this Sunday, September 24. He will break the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a radio presenter/DJ this Sunday on KDAY-FM Los Angeles as he kicks off his 75th yea...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online, WO Join Forces on Sympathy... + and Westwood One have launched an integrated nationwide initiative to educate, engage and connect individuals around the difficult subject of expressing sympathy. The 'Celebrating a Life' campaign, which kicks off this week, is d...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

FCC Chairman Pai Statement on Hurricane Maria... +

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the following statement regarding Hurricane Maria: 'Hurricane Maria has had a catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico's communications networks. For example, over 95% of Puerto Rico's wireless cell sites are currently...

 2017-09-21 20:45 

Radio Online

Cheryl Salomone Named Cumulus Fayetteville VP MM... +

Cumulus Media appoints veteran broadcast executive Cheryl Salomone as Vice President and Market Manager for its four-station group in Fayetteville, NC, effective October 2. Salomone joins Cumulus from Pamal Broadcasting in White Plains, NY, where she was ...

 2017-09-21 20:29

Miranda Lambert To Appear On 'Front And Center'... +

RCA NASHVILLE's MIRANDA LAMBERT will be featured in an episode of PBS-TV's "Front And Center" as part of the "CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES," set to air early next year. … ...

 2017-09-21 20:27

KVOO/Tulsa Still Seeking Morning Co-Host... +

SCRIPPS Country KVOO/TULSA OM STEVE HUNTER tells ALL ACCESS he's still searching for a morning co-host to join SUNNY LEIGH for wakeups, following the departure of six-year station vet … ...

 2017-09-21 20:27

Blake Shelton To Release 'Texoma Shore' Album On November 3rd... +

WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE (WMN)'s BLAKE SHELTON will release his next studio album, "Texoma Shore," on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd. Fans can pre-order the album, beginning TOMORROW … ...

 2017-09-21 20:00 


Beat Brings Hip-Hop To Rochester... +

Bluelight Communications will launch Urban 105.5 The Beat W288CS Rochester NY/102.7 WLGZ-HD2 Webster at 6pm today. Helmed by veteran programmer Mickey Johnson, the new new station will feature the syndicated Breakfast Club in mornings. Pamela Anise, forme...

 2017-09-21 19:58

WOKR-A/Canandaigua-Rochester, NY Goes Talk... +

GENESEE MEDIA CORP. Sports WOKR-A/CANANDAIGUA-ROCHESTER, NY has dropped its simulcast of sister WRSB-A (97.5 THE TEAM)/BROCKPORT-W248BH/ROCHESTER and flipped to News-Talk. The station … ...

 2017-09-21 19:47

Ashley McBryde Signs With Warner Music Nashville... +

Singer/songwriter ASHLEY MCBRYDE has signed with WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE. MCBRYDE will be aligned with the ATLANTIC RECORDS/WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE team and will be promoted via Team WAR; she … ...

 2017-09-21 19:25 


Salamone Joins Cumulus in Fayetteville... +

Cheryl Salomone is the new VP/Market Manager for Cumulus' four stations in Fayetteville, NC. Salomone joins Cumulus from Pamal Broadcasting in White Plains, NY, where she was Director of Non-Traditional Revenue and LSM for WXPK. Before that she was Market...

 2017-09-21 19:10 


CEO Thanks Employees For Hurricane Coverage... +

Beasley Media CEO Caroline Beasley has written a letter thanking company employees who worked through Hurricane Irma, which left a path of incredible destruction in Southwest Florida. Beasley not only has stations in Southwest Florida, Naples is also wher...

 2017-09-21 18:43

KMXG, KUUL/Davenport, IA Hold Mediathon For Local Hospital... +

HEARTMEDIA/DAVENPORT, IA AC KMXG (MIX 96.1)and Top 40 KUUL (KISS-FM), a well as NBC affiliate KWQC, raised a total of $32,998 in their CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS 2017 … ...

 2017-09-21 18:27

Cheryl Salomone Named VP/Market Manager At Cumulus/Fayetteville, NC... +

PAMAL BROADCASTING Triple A WXPK (107.1 THE PEAK)/BRIARCLIFF MANOR (WESTCHESTER), NY LSM/Dir. of Non-Traditional Revenue CHERYL SALOMONE is joining CUMULUS MEDIA as VP/Market Manager for its … ...

 2017-09-21 18:27

Frank Monroe Named Production Director At WTMJ-WKTI/Milwaukee... +

MATRIX BROADCASTING AC WZSR (STAR 105.5)/WOODSTOCK-CRYSTAL LAKE, IL midday host and cluster Production Dir, FRANK MONROE is joining SCRIPPS News-Talk WTMJ-A and Country WKTI ) 94.5 KTI … ...

 2017-09-21 18:27

Michael La Crosse Named PD For KKCW (K103) And KLTH (106.7 The Eagle)/Portland... +

iHEARTMEDIA AC KKCW (K103) and Classic Hits KLTH (106.7 THE EAGLE)/PORTALND, IR has named MICHAEL LA CROSSE PD, effective OCTOBER 9th. Previously PD for KOST and KHHT/LOS ANGELES, CA, LA … ...

 2017-09-21 18:24 


Michael La Crosse To Program KKCW/KLTH Portland... +

iHeartMedia Portland has appointed Michael La Crosse as Program Director for AC K103 103.3 KKCW and Classic Hits 106.7 The Eagle KLTH Portland OR. La Crosse joins the stations from Los Angeles where he programmed AC 103.5 KOST until the start of this year...

 2017-09-21 18:15 


Cheryl Salomone Joins Cumulus Fayetteville NC As Market Manager... +

Cumulus Media has tabbed Cheryl Salomone as Vice President/Market Manager of its Fayetteville NC cluster. Salomone joins Cumulus from Pamal Broadcasting AAA 107.1 The Peak WXPK Briarcliff Manor NY where she was Director of Non-Traditional Revenue. She has...

 2017-09-21 18:00 


Monroe Hired For Production Director Position... +

620 WTMJ and 94.5 KTI COUNTRY has hired Frank Monroe as Production Director of the commercial production department. Monroe joins Scripps from Crystal Lake, Illinois where he served as the Production Director for Matrix Broadcasting and midday host for WZ...

 2017-09-21 17:37

Concord Music Acquires Savoy Label Group... +

CONCORD MUSIC has acquired the SAVOY LABEL GROUP, which is comprised of SAVOY JAZZ Catalogue, Adult Rock/Alternative label 429 RECORDS and an extensive classical catalogue. What's , … ...

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