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[WATCH] The Breakfast Club Sets The Record Straight On 'Reefergate'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 –– The Premiere syndicated 'Breakfast Club', with Angela Yee (TL), Charlamagne tha God (C) and DJ Envy (R) had the media world buzzing this week following their interview with Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris. “They’ve been calling it ‘Reefergate,’ Charlamagne tha God (C)told Ari Melber (L) on MSNBC Thursday night. Harris told the Breakfast Club during a recent interview that she smoked pot during her college days and offered later when asked she liked listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur while smoking. This prompted numerous conservative outlets to challenge her 7comments saying neither artist released an album until after she graduated.

But Harris was apparently responding to the question of her favorite music ov7erall, not her favorite music to smoke by. That's what DJ Envy (TR) explained, when Melber asked if one of the cable outlets had lied on the subject. “Absolutely, positively lied,” said Envy. “We wanted to humanize her, not just talk about politics. Talk about what she likes, what she does. And I asked what she listens to, and she said Snoop Dogg and Tupac. At the same time, Charlamagne was still talking about the marijuana. And it was just a funny exchange. But she was actually answering me, and people took it she was answering Charlamagne - The trio when on to explain why their show seems to attract so many of the top Democratic presidential candidates - WATCH HERE

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Chadd & Kristi Land Mornings At The Breeze Detroit

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 –– Entercom welcomes husband and wife duo Chadd and Kristi Thomas for mornings on 987 The Breeze (WDZH-FM) beginning February 18.

“As a husband and wife team, Chadd and Kristi will bring a unique perspective to our airwaves and we are excited to welcome them to The Breeze,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “They are both full of energy and our listeners can look forward to hearing all of their entertaining relationship and family life stories every workday.”

Chadd and Kristi began their 18-year morning show career in 2001, holding on-air roles for WWRM and most recently at WPBB in Tampa Bay, FL.

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Former Radio Host Charged With Scamming People Out Of $1.5 Million

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 –– An April trial has been set for a former Des Moines sports talk show host who has been charged in connection with a $1.5 million scam. Martin "Marty" Tirrell pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of bank fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and one count of access device fraud, according to U.S. District Court records. According to KCCI-TV The longtime media personality who called himself the "Mouth of the Midwest" is accused of defrauding eight people in deals involving sports tickets. According to court documents, Tirrell told investors in 2016 and 2017 that he would buy sports tickets, resell them for a profit and share those profits. He originally paid them back and provided them with VIP access to events, but prosecutors said Tirrell eventually began using the investors' money on personal items or to pay back other people who'd invested.

Most of Tirrell's clients declined an on-camera interview with KCCI because they said they were too embarrassed to talk about the deals with him and the fact they had lost so much money. Tirrell owes more than $1 million in bankruptcy. His trial is set to begin April 1. Tirrell had formerly aired on KXNO-AM and local cable shows.

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PODCASTS: Author Dani Shapiro's Debuts 'Family Secrets' On iHeart

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 –– New York Times instant Best-Selling author, Dani Shapiro’s new iHeartRadio original podcast, “Family Secrets” launched on Thursday. In her first-ever podcast “Family Secrets,” Shapiro shares with listeners her honest experience and perspective from finding out a life-altering secret her parents had kept from her.

Throughout the podcast, she will examine family and explore the way society is taught to construct identity as well as give listeners a platform to share their family secrets each week. WATCH HERE

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Wild Country 99.9 Albany Inks With NASCAR To Broadcast Monster Energy Series

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 –– iHeart Albany’s Wild Country 99.9 announced a broadcast agreement with The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR.) Beginning February 17, each Monster Energy Cup Series race, including Daytona 500, FireKeepers Casino 400 and Food City 500, will broadcast live on Wild Country 99.9 and streamed via Wild Country 99.9 and iHeartRadio.

“It’s an honor to be the new home for NASCAR in the Capital Region,” said Terry O’Donnell, Program Director for Wild Country 99.9. “NASCAR is the No.1 spectator sport in America and since so many of us are on the move, we can’t always catch the race on TV. Now listeners can hear the races live on their phone, smart speaker or in their car via iHeartRadio.” The broadcasts will feature live play-by-play announcements from national NASCAR hosts, Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace. The season will kick off Sunday, February 17 and will feature the Daytona 500, a 500-mile-long Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race. The season will continue through November with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series and will end with The Ford EcoBoost 400 race, taking place on November 17.

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AWMF Announce 2019 Call For Gracie Awards Entries & National Board of Directors

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 –– The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has announced that the 2019 call for entries for the annual Gracie Awards was the most successful in the program’s history. The milestone comes as AWM and its Foundation (AWM/F) announce their 2019 National Board of Directors. New to the AWM Board are Abby Greensfelder, co-founder & co-owner, Half Yard Productions, Brenda Hetrick, chief revenue officer, Matrix Solutions, and Katherine Wolfgang, head of public relations, CBC.

Keisha Sutton James, vice president, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, will serve as incoming chair, Heather Cohen, executive vice president, The Weiss Agency, will serve as Treasurer.  Josie Thomas, executive vice president, chief diversity and inclusion officer, CBS Corporation, will serve as treasurer-elect, while Sarah Foss, senior vice president, strategic initiatives, Freewheel Advertisers at FreeWheel will serve as immediate past chair. The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large of AWM: Joyce Fitch, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.; Jinny Laderer, president, vCreative; Meg LaVigne, president of television, Litton Entertainment; Kelly DeLace Perdomo, vice president, content, sports, entertainment, and partnership marketing, SiriusXM. The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large of AWMF: Anne Cowan, senior vice president, communications and marketing, CTAM; Annie Howell, co-founder and managing partner, The Punch Point Group; Deborah Parenti, publisher, RadioInk, RBR and TVBR; Rob Stoddard, SVP program network policy, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association; and Kristen Welch, chief financial officer, Illustrative Mathematics.

The 44th Annual Gracie Awards Gala will take place May 21, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire, Gracie Awards Luncheon will be held June 26, 2019, in New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street.Please visit http://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/ for more information about the Gracie Awards, and to apply to participate as a judge.

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EVENT: Hubbard St. Louis To Bring Back Worlds Largest Garage Sale

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2019 –– Hubbard Radio St. Louis - owner and operator of New Country 92.3, 106.5 The Arch, KSHE-95, 105.7 The Point and 101 ESPN - proudly announces the return of “World’s Largest Garage Sale” on Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Returning to The Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri, shoppers will enjoy a variety of items to choose from ranging from collectibles to furniture to homemade merchandise and more! “World’s Largest Garage Sale” is a fan-favorite event drawing 7,000 participants each year.

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2019 Country Radio Hall of Fame Inductees Revealed During CRS Open

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– Dan + Shay revealed this year’s Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees during opening ceremonies for the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville.

The 2019 Country Radio Hall of Fame Class includes in the The Air Personality category Charlie Monk (TL) (SiriusXM’s “Willie’s Roadhouse”) formerly of WGEA/Geneva, AL, WMTS; and Kyle Cantrell (TR) (SiriusXM) formerly WMTS/Murfreesboro, WSM-AM/Nashville, and WKDF/Nashville.

In the radio category, honorees include Mac Daniels (LC) (KPLX and KSCS/Dallas) formerly KALM, KBOX/Dallas, KPLX, WMXQ/Washington, KASE & KVET/Austin, WYCD/Detroit, iHeartMedia, KSKS/Fresno, and NASH-FM/San Francisco, Bobby Denton (RC) (WIVK/Knoxville), Jeff Garrison (BL) (KCYY/Cox Media), formerly KKBQ, WESC, WFNQ/Greenville, KMLE/Phoenix, KILT, and Gregg Lindahl (BR) (Cox Media) formerly KOMA/Oklahoma City, WSM-AM/FM, WKY, WSOC-A/F/Charlotte, KUPL/Portland, and WKXK/Chicago.

The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of those individuals who have made significant contributions to the radio industry over a 20-year period, 15 of which must be in the Country format.

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Entercom Reveals 2019 Red Sox Broadcast Team; Castiglione Inks Longterm Extension

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– Entercom announced the new all-star team of play-by-play sportscasters for 2019 Boston Red Sox games on WEEI in Boston, the flagship station of the team. Broadcasters participating this season will include Sean McDonough, Josh Lewin and Mario Impemba, who will rotate in the radio booth alongside veteran broadcaster and Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione, who has signed a multi-year extension with the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network and will begin his 37th season.

“As the flagship radio home of the world champion Boston Red Sox, WEEI is proud to extend our relationship with Joe Castiglione and to welcome this elite group of broadcasters to join him in the booth,” said Mark Hannon, Regional President and Market Manager, Entercom Boston. “We are committed to providing listeners with premier and innovative coverage of the Sox and are looking forward to a great season." In addition to McDonough, Lewin and Impemba, Chris Berman, broadcaster for ESPN; Lou Merloni, on-air personality for WEEI; Dale Arnold, on-air personality for WEEI; Tom Caron, studio host for NESN; and Dave O’Brien, television voice of the Red Sox for NESN, will also call select games as part of the broadcast play-by-play committee.

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Cumulus Sells Six Stations To EMF; Swaps With Entercom For Indianapolis Cluster

7THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– Cumulus Media announced it has entered into an agreement to sell six radio stations to Educational Media Foundation for $103.5 million in cash. Cumulus also announced that it has entered into a swap agreement with Entercom under which Cumulus will obtain three stations in Indianapolis. Mary G. Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cumulus Media, said, “These transactions are consistent with our portfolio optimization strategy and both deals are accretive. The Entercom swap significantly bolsters our competitive position in Indianapolis and the EMF transaction generates substantial cash for debt repayment and investment in other business opportunities.”

Under the terms of the agreement with EMF, EMF will acquire WYAY-FM (Atlanta, GA), WPLJ-FM (New York, NY), KFFG-FM (San Francisco,CA), WZAT-FM (Savannah, GA),WXTL-FM (Syracuse, NY), and WRQX-FM (Washington, DC) from Cumulus for a gross purchase price of $103.5 million. EMF will acquire all transmission equipment and assume all tower leases associated with the stations which collectively contribute approximately $5-7 million of EBITDA to Cumulus annually.

Under the terms of the swap agreement with Entercom, Cumulus will receive WNTR-FM, WXNT-AM, and WZPL-FM in Indianapolis and Entercom will receive WNSH-FM (New York, NY) and WMAS-FM and WHLL-AM (both in Springfield, MA). In connection with the swap agreements, each party will commence a local marketing agreement to program the other party’s stations beginning on March 1, 2019.

"These additions will enhance our ability to serve our listeners, partners and communities,” said David Field, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entercom. “We are saddened to part ways with our colleagues in Indianapolis, but know that they will be in great hands.”

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7GM Starts Taking Orders For Its First Electric Bike

 

Amazon Nixes Plans for New York Headquarters

WATCH - Steve Harvey's Heated Discussion With Mo'Nique Over Blackball Claims Sparks Controversy

Scorsese, Tarantino, and Spike Lee blast Oscars in scathing open letter

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom ENGAGED

Tamar Braxton Becomes First African-American To Win ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Chris Cornell Documentary in the Works From Brad Pitt and Peter Berg

General Motors Starts Taking Orders for Its First Electric Bike

Apple Targets Springtime Launch Of Streaming Video Service: Reports

Led Zeppelin Announce New Vans Sneakers

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When Did You First Fall In Love With Radio? Jacobs Special Valentine's Day Edition

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– PLEASE take a few minutes today to glance at Jacobs Media Special Valentine's Day Edition. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Jacobs Media is asking radio people this timely question: “When did you first fall in love with radio?” First posted on his Facebook page and via email, Fred Jacobs reports response was huge and instantaneous. Among the scores of responses included are Bob Pittman, Mike McVay, Caroline Beasley, and Jerry Lee, just to name a few.

Jacobs remarks, “We’ve heard from SO many people. It’s really cool. Some are the movers and shakers in radio. Others are among the jilted, and some are now ‘separated’ or ‘divorced’ from the business. But the common thread is how they were all smitten by radio and how enthusiastic they are to tell their stories.” And then there are the photos. Like the one shown of Fred Jacob's Bar Mitzvah - Yup, theat's Fred - see them all HERE

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Longtime Ohio GM John Swank Killed In Car Crash

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 ––Longtime WKNO/WHTH, Newark, OH General Manager John Thomas Swank, who went by Tom, died in a car crash Tuesday afternoon. Swank, 73, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car flipped over into a ditch around 4:20 p.m. reported The Columbus Dispatch.

Swank joined WNKO/WHTH in 1970 as a salesman after working for the Newark Advocate newspaper, and was promoted to general manager of the radio station in 1988. He remained in that position until his death.

In a station post, the station said "The radio station staff is shocked and deeply saddened, with loss of our friend, and mentor. Tom was known as a tough-minded, but fair man, who supported numerous charitable organizations, in Licking County. His untimely death will be felt by many in our community and we ask for prayers for his family and the staff here at the radio station."

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HONORS: Randy Michaels To Receive 10th Annual 'Ashwood Award' At TSBC 10

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 ––  The 10th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp is most pleased to announce that broadcast legend and innovator Randy Michaels has been selected as this year's recipient of the prestigious 'Ashwood Award," presented in honor of the late Andrew Ashwood.

Former recipient Kraig Kitchin (who will sit down for a special one-on-one chat with Michaels following the presentation) commented: "Randy Michael has been an out-front and out-loud champion of spoken word radio stations and personalities for a long, long time. Some of the most highly rated, longest running radio stations were curated under his executive watch and continue to outperform the market to this day - WLW, WFLA, WTAM, KFI, KOA, KOGO and so many others."

TSBC 10 co-presenter and The Ashwood Award's recipient Gabe Hobbs added, "Randy is the man that essentially invented the modern day talk radio format way back in the early 1980's when he was a partner in a company called Seven Hills Broadcasting. They bought 700 WLW in Cincinnati and assembled one of the greatest staffs you'll ever hear on talk radio."

In being recognized for the award, Michaels said: " Andrew Ashwood was one of most positive people in our industry. As we experience fundamental change in the way people get entertainment and information, many are frozen by fear, confusion, misunderstanding, denial and nostalgia. Andrew would have been exhilarated, excited and enthusiastic about everything that's happening and would have led from the front. We miss him. "

This year's award will be presented by last year's honoree, Harvey Nagler - former VP of Radio News For CBS. Talk Show Boot Camp takes place March 7-8 at the Marriott Marina Del Rey, CA.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Salem Media Promotes Three Executives

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– Salem Media Group announced today that Chris Gould has been promoted from Vice President, National Programming, to Senior Vice President, National Programming. In his role Gould is responsible for the placement of national ministry programs on Salem’s 48 Teach and Talk radio stations. Gould has been a Salem employee for over 16 years, starting as the General Manager for the Tampa cluster. “Chris has done a phenomenal job carrying out the responsibilities in his position and this promotion to Senior Vice President status is acknowledgement of Chris’ value to our company and our deep appreciation for all that he does,” said Dave Santrella, Salem’s President of broadcast media.

Salem Media Announced that Mark Durkin has been promoted from General Manager of Salem’s Sacramento cluster to a Regional Vice President position. In addition to his continued responsibilities in Sacramento, Mark will oversee San Francisco, and Oxnard CA, as well as Seattle, WA.

Franc Boza is the newly named General Manager for the Salem Miami cluster. Franc joins Salem from Dead center Marketing where he served as VP of Sales and Marketing. Prior to that Franc had a variety of roles in broadcast and sports marketing.

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Elvis Duran Wants To Give You A Baby

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– Q102 Philly and “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show” announced today an IVF treatment giveaway contest in partnership with Abington Reproductive Medical, an infertility treatment and IVF center that has been helping families build for over 30 years. The contest begins today, Valentine’s Day, and ends March 15. Listeners can enter for a chance to receive an IVF treatment provided by Abington Reproductive Medical, by submitting a sixty second or less video to Q102.com explaining their infertility issues and why they want to have a baby.

A panel of judges will review each submission and narrow down the contest entries to the top three to then choose one deserving winner. “I’ve worked in programming at Q102 in Philly for five years and we have put together a number of exciting, innovative promotions that I am proud to have been part of,” said Jared Fallon, Program Director for Q102. “My wife and I have first-hand experience with IVF, so we fully understand what an incredible opportunity this is.”

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SYNDICATION: Tino Cochino Show Lands Afternoons On Energy Milwaukee

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– Milwaukee ENERGY 106.9 (WNRG) welcomes the Tino Cochino Radio show to afternoons. TCR originates out of KKFR in Phoenix, Arizona and boasts over three dozen affiliates and counting. Veteran show host, Tino Cochino, delivers irreverent entertainment along with his cast members Raquel and Nicasio.

General Manager, Annmarie Topel, states, “We knew within a few minutes of listening, that the show could be a difference maker. I’m confident it will strike a nerve with the ENERGY 106.9 audience and make its mark on Milwaukee radio.” Tino Cochino comments, “I’ve been ready for Milwaukee! The team and I are beyond excited to create great radio for ENERGY 106.9.” The Tino Cochino Radio show debuted February 11, 2019 and airs 3pm-7pm weekdays.

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[WATCH] Delilah Gives Valentine's Day Advice On Today Show With Hoda & Kathie Lee

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14Th, 2019 –– Premiere syndicated Delilah sat down with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb on the TODAY Show to talk about celebrating the non-romantic love in your life this Valentine’s Day. Joined by psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, they talked about ways to overcome fears of being alone on the holiday, celebrating the day with your family, and that Delilah's secret Valentine's Day weapon is her heart-shaped cookie cutter.

"We heart everything in our house before Valentine's Day. We have heart-shaped pancakes, we have heart-shaped cookies," said Delilah. Watch the interview HERE Delilah will make appearances today on PEOPLE Now (12 p.m. ET) and BUILD Series (11 a.m. ET) to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday.

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Seamus Evans Joins Queensland's Hit 103.5; Lucy Goes In Disquise With Diamonds

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2019 –– Owners Bauer have hired Charles Nove to host the Breakfast Show on its new classical music station Scala Radio. So far, Simon Mayo has been confirmed to host the mid-morning show, and we now know Sam Hughes will be on afternoons, and Mark Forrest on drivetime. We also know Jamie Crick, Angellica Bell, Mark Kermode, Chris Rogers and William Orbit will be on the schedule.

Seamus Evans Joins Far North Queensland’s Hit103.5 Breakfast - Far North Queensland’s Hit103.5 in Australia has announced Seamus Evans will join Carly Portch for breakfast from Monday, 4 March. Seamus has had stints presenting nationally on television and has performed stand up comedy and has been on the airwaves presenting breakfast throughout Victoria and New South Wales for a number of years most recently Hit104.9 The Border.

Lucy Is In Disguise With Diamonds On Radio Nova - Nova’s current promotions sees Lucy Kennedy from The Colm & Lucy Breakfast Show going out and about in disguise.. with diamonds. Lucy has a stash of gifts from Paul Sheeran – Fine Jewelery and Luxury Watches. Listeners have to listen to the station for location clues, then ask “Are you Lucy in disguise” if they find her. The station says Lucy could be dressed as a Garda (police) officer or a panda bear, and is telling listeners.. “If you don’t ask you can’t win!”

Want to connect with Graham? Reach him at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack
Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.u

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7Gates NOT Running For President; Smokey Defends J-Lo

 

7WATCH - Bill Gates Reveals He's Not Running for President

ICM Partners Sues Celine Dion For Unpaid Commission On $500 Million Deal

Jussie Smollett to Appear on ‘GMA’ for First Interview Since Reporting Attack

WATCH - AOC Set As First Guest On Showtime’s ‘Desus & Mero’

WATCH - Smokey Robinson Defends Jennifer Lopez Amid Criticism

Ariana Grande Most Subscribed Female Artist on YouTube

Dane Cook Is Plotting a Comedy Comeback

WATCH - Young Songwriter Reinvent the Beatles In ‘Yesterday’ Trailer

WATCH - Anne Hathaway And Rebel Wilson Scam Dumb Rich Men In ‘Hustle’ Trailer

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NuVoodoo: Smart Speaker Penetration Up To 43% Among Persons 14-54

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 –– NuVoodoo Media Services shows in its latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study of 3,084 respondents, ages 14-54, across all PPM markets revealed that Smart Speaker penetration is up to 43% among Persons 14-54. Smart speaker penetration is even deeper among those likely to end up in a Nielsen sample. Additionally, a prime placement for Smart Speakers is turning out to be the bedroom. The bedroom used to be home turf for radio once upon a time because of the ubiquity of the clock radio, but clock radios are now about as common as rotary phones.

7While listening to a favorite local FM station is a pretty common thing for Smart Speaker owners to try, the NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study shows that listening to digital pureplays on Smart Speakers is gaining traction. The NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study is conducted twice a year to learn more about those who are most likely to say “yes” to the opportunity to wear a meter or fill out a diary in order to provide NuVoodoo clients with competitive insights and advantages that they can exploit to capture higher ratings.

NuVoodoo will dive deeper into Smart Speaker penetration in the first installment of its Spring 2019 Webinar Series starting on Tuesday, February 19 at Noon Eastern (with four more opportunities to participate through Monday, March 4th). Register at nuvoodoo.com/webinars.

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Dave Michaels Joins Griffin Communications: Tanner Messer And Nikki Reid Draw Promotions

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 –– Griffin Communications announced one new hire and two promotions to full-time positions at Griffin Communications-owned Tulsa radio stations. Dave Michaels (L), better known as “Wavy Davy,” has joined 92.9 The Drive KBEZ team as program director and afternoon host from 3-7 p.m.

Michaels has a long career in audio production, voice talent and consulting. He joined Cox Media Group in 1995 and has served as production manager at CMG-Tulsa, but may be best known as “Wavy Davy” on 103.3 The Eagle KJSR, where he has been a distinctive personality in the afternoon drive slot for several years. Steve Hunter, Griffin Radio Director of Operations. “We’re looking forward to seeing his work in action here at The Drive.”

7It was also announced that Tanner Messer (FR) was promoted to a full-time position as an on-air personality afternoons on KXBL-FM Big Country 99.5 and evenings from 7 p.m. to midnight at 98.5 KVOO. Messer spent the past year working in the KVOO promotions department and assisting with video production and on-air work.

Nikki Reid (R) was promoted to a full-time, on-air personality position afternoons from 3-7 p.m. on 98.5 KVOO and an evening show host from 7 p.m. to midnight with K-Hits 106.9. Previously, Reid has worked weekend and fill-in shifts on both K-Hits and KVOO since September 2018 where many Tulsa listeners may have heard her talents on KVOO’s afternoon drive or “Nikki at Night” on K-Hits.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: John Wordock Tapped As New Executive Editor Podcasting At WWO

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 ––  Westwood One has named John Wordock to the newly-created role of Executive Editor, Podcasting. In this position, John is responsible for content strategy and development for Westwood One Podcast Network. He is based in New York City, reporting directly to Suzanne Grimes, President of Westwood One.

Wordock joins Westwood One from The Wall Street Journal, where he most recently served as Executive Producer, Podcasts. Wordock is no stranger to Westwood One, having served as Executive Editor of The Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.com Radio Networks, which were at one time syndicated by the network. Prior to The Wall Street Journal, John held positions at CBS MarketWatch, the Associated Press, and Bloomberg TV.

Wordock said, “I’m honored to be joining a company with such a robust history and strong commitment to audio. I look forward to working closely with Suzanne Grimes and the team as we continue to fuel the meteoric growth of Westwood One Podcast Network.”

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BUSINESS: Millpond Equity Partners Invest In Futuri

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 –– Millpond Equity Partners has made an investment in Futuri Media headquartered in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The Company’s audience engagement suite, including its POST podcasting and on-demand system; TopicPulse and TopLine. Founded in 2009 by Daniel Anstandig, the Company currently serves more than 1,500 broadcasters worldwide that reach more than 100 million consumers daily.

“Futuri was founded with the mission of providing cloud-based technologies that enable broadcasters to capitalize on the rise in digital audio and video consumption. Our most important goal is supporting our clients’ success in using our platforms to drive audience and revenue growth,” commented Futuri Founder and CEO, Daniel Anstandig, “We put our skill and passion to work every day for the betterment of our clients and partners, and we saw the same integrity and spirit in Millpond’s 7approach. Millpond is the ideal partner to collaborate with us in continuing to deliver on our mission by broadening and enhancing our service offering and providing strategic guidance as we embark on our next phase of growth.”

“Futuri’s demonstrated ability to drive revenue growth for its customers has established it as the leader in its market and the Company has a terrific track record of delivering products and technology with a strong value proposition, leading to deep customer relationships. Futuri has a number of avenues for future growth and we are excited to partner with Daniel Anstandig and the talented, experienced team he has assembled to drive continued success for the Company and its client base,” commented Millpond Equity Partner Larry Shagrin.

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Arkansas Morning Host Lands Role In Feature Film Along With Major Cast

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 –– Signal Media's 103.5 The Buzz/Arkansas' Roger Scott has the buzzin' with news of his landing a rolein 'Antiquities,' filmed in Arkansas. A feature film by Steven Moss, stars Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen, (BL) "Twilight" actress Ashley Greene, former "The Walking Dead" cast member Andrew J. West, (BR) who has the main role, "Friday Night Lights" actor Troy Hogan, Michael Gladis of "Mad Men," and former Saturday Night Live regular Michaela Watkins.

7Roger Scott, who handles mornings on 103.7 The Buzz along with Scott McClard has now added movie star to his resume reports The Sentinel Record. While Scott did not get to share the screen with Steenburgen, he said he worked with everyone else. "I knew they were all professionals who make their living on this stuff and have been all over the place so I wanted to do well," he said.

As for his role, Scott says, "I'm a jerk. I work in the mall. My mother owns the mall and is married to another fella I went to school with who is the same age as me so I'm bitter and just a jerk to everyone around." Scott said he will know he's really made it as a celebrity if and when he gets invited to participate in the annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade. "That's when I know the hometown boy has done good," he said.

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Westwood One With First-Ever Podcast Creative Test; Playbook With Call to Action

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 –– In the latest Westwood One blog post, the results from the first-ever podcast creative test are revealed showing that podcast ads are just as effective as TV commercials. Partnering with Advertising Benchmark Index (ABX), a creative testing service that evaluates every type of brand creative across all media, Westwood One tested five brands’ podcast ads, television ads, and online videos ads.

The testing revealed: · On clear branding measures, all of the podcast ads tested were comparable to the television or online video ads that ran for the same brands. That means podcast advertising is a way for advertisers to make the same branding impact as they would with a TV ad, just in a less cluttered environment. · Podcast ads are as effective at driving conversation and purchase as television ads. The top scorers for call to action metrics ‘talk’ and ‘purchase’ were both podcast ads, making podcast ads as effective as TV ads in driving action. · Live reads are incredibly impactful, but they have to be done correctly and “make the brand the hero of the story.” SEE COMPLETE BLOG HERE

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KMG Continues Partnership with AXS TV’s ‘The Big Interview’ Hosted By Dan Rather

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 –– Building upon their successful partnership, AXS TV and KMG Networks—a division of Krantz Media Group—announced that KMG Networks will continue to expand the reach of AXS TV’s popular series “The Big Interview,” hosted by Dan Rather, distributing additional episodes to radio stations across the United States. Advertising sales will be handled by Westwood One.

Radio stations will also receive customized promotional liners and promos froml Dan Rather. This year’s guest list features beloved music icons such as The Doobie Brothers, Geddy Lee, Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Lindsey Buckingham, Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Ringo Starr, and members of The Doors.

“We are extremely excited to work with AXS TV and Westwood One to bring Dan Rather and these amazing interviews to radio and podcast listeners across the United States.”said Gary Krantz, Founder & CEO at KMG. “Season One was a hit, primarily because there simply is no other interviewer with the respect, credibility, and gravitas of Dan Rather. For more info, contact Gary Krantz, 646-573-6800 gkrantz@krantzmediagroup.com

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[WATCH] More Love For Art Laboe

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2019 –– The love keeps coming for the man who coined the term OLDIES BUT GOODIES. This week R Dub!, Sunday Night Slow Jams host and Director of Programming for Magic 92.5 in San Diego, presented the station’s first-ever “Magic 92.5 Lifetime Achievement Award to Art Laboe. Add to this that back on February 1st as The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters saluted the 93-year-old broadcaster, Record Company and Radio station owner at their luncheon. Rick Dees offered the best line: “How rare it is to have a radio performer’s age and body temperature be the same.”

Mary Beth Garber worked with Art at KRLA. The former president of the Southern California Broadcasters Association reported on the event for LARadio. The event had to be moved to the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys due to the earlier fire at the Sportsmen’s Lodge. The room was filled with almost 300 people. Seated on the dais was Rick Dees, Art Laboe, PPB President Shotgun Tom Kelly, Actor/Comedian Paul Rodriguez, Romeo (morning man from 93.5 KDAY) and Wink Martindale. Johnny Mathis and Actor Danny Trejo, who were unable to attend, sent a video. Tom LaBonge (former Los Angeles City Council member) made a surprise appearance. Shotgun Tom also surprised Art with an updated version of his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star plaque. He was also presented with The Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award. Check out special video tribute courtesy of Jhani Kaye - HERE

(L to R) Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, Mary Beth Garber,Rick Dee's, Art Laboe. Shotgun Tom Kelly,Wink Martindale, Romeo from 93.5 KDAY and Paul Rodrigues with Hollywood Star Plaque.

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7David Spade To Host New Late Night TV Show

 

Carson Daly Leaving NBC’s ‘Last Call,’

WATCH - George Clooney Defends Meghan Markle and Compares Public Scrutiny to Princess Diana's

WATCH - David Spade To Host New Late-Night Show For Comedy Central

WATCH - Pearl Jam Named 'Record Store Day' 2019 Ambassador

Bradley Cooper’s Dog Helps Win Him Win PETA’s ‘Oscat’ Award for ‘A Star is Born’

WATCH - Sharon Osbourne Reports Ozzy's 'out of ICU' And Breathing On His Own

'American Idol' Creator Shifts Gears for Discovery Nature Documentary

Nicki Minaj Cancels BET Concert Following Network's Pro-Cardi B Tweet

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[WATCH] Stalker Arrested, Then Released, After Breaking Into Radio Host's Home

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 –– Amy O (left), midday host on Alpha's 104.9 The Beat Lubbock tells KCBD-TV she's been in the business for 20 plus years and never expected one of her listeners to become a stalker. She says it started off harmless. “He went to showing up to remotes, bringing me flowers, bringing me coffee, and bringing me 7something to eat, things she never asked for, being polite she'd say thanks. But she says what seemed harmless, quickly became dangerous. “I had to call the cops because I heard movement in my home. I lived in a two story townhome and I was asleep in the living room when I heard my patio sliding door close.”

According to the police report, Amy heard the suspect in her home. When she screamed, he ran down the stairs and out her front door. He got away, but the report says police found a ladder leaning up against Amy’s patio and believe that’s how he got into her upstairs bedroom. Amy says after she called 7into the police she thought that would be the end of it, but she was wrong. “I got text messages from him of pictures of me from my patio window looking in and I remember from the text messages him saying ‘now do I have your attention.'

He then sent me the same picture from the same angle, but now he's inside my house while I’m asleep.” Amy says this man followed her home and stole her bills. She says that’s most likely how he got her number. Amy says this was all enough to finally get her stalker arrested, but not for long because he was later bailed out. “This monster here is out out and I’m pretty sure I’m not the first and I’m not going to be the last.”

The man was arrested for charges on stalking. He was later released on a $3,000 bond. Amy says she has secured a protective order against him. WATCH HERE

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BUSINESS: Beasley Reports Net Revenue Rises 29.1% To $75.6 Million In Q4

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 –– Beasley Broadcast Group announced operating results for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2018. The results presented herein reflect the operations and results from WBZ-FM in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and WMJX-FM in the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, prior to its divestiture. The results also reflect a full quarter’s contribution from 7WXTU-FM in the three months ended December 31, 2018 and approximately five months of contribution from WXTU-FM in the twelve months ended December 31, 2018 and four months of contribution from the Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville stations in the twelve month period ended December 31, 2017. The pro-forma revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 presented herein reflects the exchange in Boston and the acquisition of WXTU-FM.

Commenting on the financial results, Caroline Beasley (L), Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our record 2018 fourth quarter and full year revenue and strong operating results, despite the benefit of non-cash transaction related and tax items in the 2017 period, highlight the value being created as we execute strategies to expand our scale, diversify our revenue mix and leverage the value of our local brands in our core and ancillary verticals. Actual fourth quarter revenue rose by 29.1% on a year-over-year basis driven by net revenue increases at ten of our clusters, recent acquisitions and station swaps and approximately $3.9 million of fourth quarter gross political revenue. While we remain focused on diversifying our operating base, our fourth quarter pro-forma revenue rose an impressive 9.9%. Fourth quarter net income declined from 2017 levels solely because of gains and tax benefits in the year-ago period that did not recur in the 2018 fourth quarter. READ ENTIRE REPORT HERE

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Entercom Unveils New National Digital And Sports Platform

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 –– Entercom has unveiled RADIO.COM Sports. “RADIO.COM Sports is a strategic initiative to further elevate our existing portfolio of local brands and personalities and provide a more robust and unified experience for fans coast to coast,” said 7Mike Dee (L), President of Sports, Entercom. “The platform also offers our advertisers an efficient way to tap into Entercom’s scale and multiplatform content.”

As part of its launch, RADIO.COM Sports will kick off its RADIO.COM Sports Insiders program, a network of experts across all major sports.

Sports Insiders will include Joe Girardi, former Major League Baseball player, manager and current analyst for the MLB Network; Ross Tucker, former National Football League offensive lineman and current national sports broadcaster; Bob Nightengale, USA Today MLB columnist; Jason La Canfora, CBSSports.com among others who will join existing Entercom sports broadcasters to round out the program.

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SBG's Jason Bailey Launches New Cloud Based Affiliate Research Software

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12Th, 2019 ––Sun Broadcast Group President and Founder, Jason Bailey, announced that his digital company, Reatro Ventures, has officially hit the market with a new affiliate relations product available to the radio industry. ARC (Affilaite Research Client) has been Bailey’s pet project inside SBG since 2017.

Following the purchase of Sun by GMP late last year, Bailey moved the project to his personal company (named after his daughter Reagan and son Troy) in order to offer it to producers, reps and networks outside of SBG. Built originally for Sun’s affiliate team, ARC is an “all-in-one”, cloud-based solution offering information on every radio station in the country with the simple click of a button.

Bailey explained, “What used to take our team hours and five different pieces of software to find, research and affiliate a radio station, now takes just minutes on one piece of amazing software. ARC is station information, coverage map and tower overlays, station personnel, syndicated lineups, revenue and barter calculators, performance data and a full blown, radio-focused CRM all in one. It’s 25 years overdue but its finally here!” Reatro will be at Country Radio Seminar (CRS) this week in Nashville to take the wrapping off ARC and introduce it to any interested Networks or Affiliate Relations Reps. Reach Bailey at Jason.Bailey@reatro.com to set up a demo or visit www.arcsoftware.us to request a demo and get more information.

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Chris Peterson Announces Move To Kindred Media

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 –– Chris Peterson, EVP of Podcasting for iHeart Media announced on Monday that after two and a half years at iHeartMedia, he will be leaving my role as EVP of Podcasting at the end of this week to join the LionTree team in New York as the new President of Kindred Media and building out its KindredCast podcast and working on other aligned and exciting initiatives.

Peterson added, "For those that don’t know, I started my career with iHeart (then Clear Channel) and have, combined, spent 8+ years at this company – it’s been an incredible journey – and being able to create the world’s largest commercial podcast network in such a short amount of time proves the megaphone that iHeartMedia has, and what this strategy was built around. I’ve been extremely lucky to have worked with such an amazing team and organization at iHeart and am very excited about the adventure ahead. Send Chris your best at christopher.peterson@yahoo.com

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NETWORKS: J.R. Jaus Takes Over Hosting Duties On USRN's 20 Country Countdown Show

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 –– United Stations Radio Networks has made it official that air personality J.R7. Jaus will officially take over the hosting duties on the network’s country countdown show, The 20Twenty Country Countdown. Jaus is the morning drive host at Cox Media’ Group’s KCYY, San Antonio, known locally as “Y-100.” J.R.has been interim host for the program for several months, but he’s been named the permanent host starting this week. The 20Twenty Country Countdown debuted in March of 2015. J.R. Jaus is currently the Host of the “J.R. and Beth Morning Show” at KCYY-FM (“Y-100”) in San Antonio.

J.R. added, “"So happy to be a part of this new countdown that I truly believe reflects the voice of country music fans. To host a project like this and be able to make it my own is really exciting for me. Thanks to Andy (Denemark) and the entire United Stations team for this opportunity." For more info, contact Andy Denemark United Stations Radio Networks 212.536.3603 andyd@unitedstations.com

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7EDISON: Listeners Up 11 Percent from 2017 For ESPN Audio

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 ––ESPN Audio was recently part of the 2018 Share of the Ear from Edison Research – a nationally representative study of 2,033 Americans ages 13+ that measures their time spent listening. “Consumers own their media consumption. Whether it’s on a great local radio station, satellite radio, voice activated device, podcast or TV simulcasts, they pick how they own the decision,” said John Fitzgerald, ESPN vice president, multimedia sales. “What this study points to is the fact that they decide ESPN is where they want to spend their time. Our strategy from day one has been the best games, personalities and stories on all channels work for our fans, advertising and affiliate partners and us.”

Some of the highlights included: · 55 million people per week consume ESPN Audio programming, up 11 percent from 2017. · ESPN Audio accounts for 53 percent of all sports digital audio listening. · ESPN Audio podcasting saw a 16 percent year-over-year increase in listeners.

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Benztown Announces Call For Entries For 8th Annual Iron Imager Contest

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 ––  The Iron Imager Contest is open to all radio imaging, production and programming professionals 18 and older, and will be judged by top producers and programmers from the U.S. and around the world. The 2019 Iron Imager Contest will culminate in a live imaging competition at WWRS 2019 on March 27-29 at Castaway in Burbank, CA.

This year’s Iron Imager will pit 2018 Iron Imager Champion, UK audio imaging professional Sam Wickens, Assistant Audio Producer for Capital FM, against this year’s contender for the title of World’s Best Imager. Challengers will demonstrate their imaging skills using audio ingredients from Benztown’s production libraries, paired with contestants’ original scripts. Benztown has also committed additional resources to enhance challengers’ submissions, offering for free the voice talents of many of Benztown’s newest world-class voice talent, including: Joe Alan, Corri English, John Hunerlach, Lisa Keys, Kelly Malone and Paula Tiso.

To enter and for full contest rules, visit the official Iron Imager Contest 2019 website at https://benztown.com/ironimager. Final pieces must be submitted by 12:00pm/NOON Pacific on Monday, February 25, 2019.

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SNAPS: R Dub Presents Magic 92.5 San Diego's 1st Ever Lifetime Achievement Award To Art Laboe

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 ––R Dub!, Sunday Night Slow Jams host and Director of Programming for Magic 92.5 in San Diego, presented the station’s first-ever “Magic 92.5 Lifetime Achievement Award” to radio broadcasting veteran Art Laboe on Saturday night, February 9th, at Pechanga Arena in San Diego. The award recognizes the legendary broadcaster’s many achievements over his legendary 75-year radio broadcasting career, and was presented in front of an audience of over 6,000 people.

7Laboe was one of the first DJs to play Rock ‘n’ Roll on the West Coast, was one of the first to do dedications on the radio, and coined and trademarked the phrase “Oldies but Goodies”. Laboe still broadcasts on Magic 92.5 every Sunday from 8pm-10pm, as well as on over a dozen other radio stations throughout California and the West Coast. The entire Magic 92.5 on-air staff joined Laboe on stage, surprising him in-between acts at the station’s 2019 Valentine's Super Love Jam concert.

TOP PHOTO: (Left to Right) Magic 92.5's Xavier "The X-Man," R Dub!, Art Laboe, Jagger & Kristi. Photo Credit: Alan Hess. 2nd photo: (Left to Right) Magic 92.5's Greg Mack, Rick Nuhn, Xavier “The X-Man,” R Dub!, Art Laboe, Jagger & Kristi, Sheryl Love, Hurricane Andrew, Jammin’ Jay Michaels, Kelly Cole and Billy Blast. Photo Credit: Alan Hess. Bottom Photo - R Dub! and Art Laboe. Photo Credit: Rick Romero.

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WiLD 94.1 Tampa Announces WS Lineup

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 ––  WiLD 94.1, Tampa Bay’s Party Station, announced the artist line-up for WiLD SPLASH 2019. This year marks the 19th edition of the heritage spring break music festival will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Coachman Park in Clearwater, Florida. So far the lineup includes: Kodak Black, Rick Ross, Plies and “Shawty” and “Becky”.

New comer DaniLeigh, who will also take the stage this year along with St Petersburg’s very own Rod Wave. It takes place on Saturday, March 2, 2019

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ReelWorld's 5th Annual 'Rising Star Awards' Entry Window Now Open

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 31, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its fifth annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 7th. The ReelWorld Rising Star Awards are open to all candidates, in all formats and market sizes, who have been on-air for at least one year, but not longer than 5 years, in either a support7ing or leading role.

Our goal is to recognize those lesser known personalities who rarely, if ever, receive press and are unknown to most radio professionals beyond their colleagues or employers. A select panel of judges will review all nominees for consideration. To enter just click the link below and provide your nominee's name, city and station, brief work history, 2-3 minute mp3/aircheck and a brief explanation of why you believe they deserve consideration for this award. (Yes, you can nominate yourself). Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 17th and formally announced on August 8th at MSBC in Chicago. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT.

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7'Frasier' Reboot In The Works; Zappa Hologram Tour Confirmed

 

'Frasier' Reboot In The Works Says Kelsey Grammer

AGT’ Shakeup: Terry Crews to Host, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union Set as New Judges

Reba McEntire Announces New Album, 2019 Return as ACM Awards Host

Aretha Franklin Will Be Nat Geo’s First Female Genius

BAFTA Awards 2019 Complete Winners List

WATCH - The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Confirms April 2019 US Dates

HBO Announces Upcoming Beto O’Rourke Campaign Documentary

Katy Perry 'Blackface' Shoe Pulled from Shelves

WATCH - New Aladdin trailer With Will Smith As Genie

WATCH - HIDE THE CHILDREN - Woman Appears Naked On Good Morning Britain To Debate Brexit

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Gabe & Nina Takes Over Mornings At B96 Chicago As Drex Exits

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 –– As first reported by Robert Feder, Gabe Ramirez & Nina Hajian have now officially taken over mornings at B96 Chicago following the exit of DDrex. Gabe Ramirez, Nina Hajian most recently co-hosted with Kevin “DreX” Buchar who left the slot last Friday after 10 months. B96 Chicago Todd Cavanah, vice president of programming at B96, announced the move in an email tostaff, saying of DreX: “He will remain a friend to many of us and I want to thank him for being a great teammate and true professional in every sense of the word.” Cavanah added, “During the past 10 months, Gabe and Nina have developed not only a friendship off the air but a great deal of chemistry with each other and the audience on air, at our bashes, their appearances and their social media platforms,” Cavanah said. “We see an enormous potential with both of these rising stars to achieve our goals on B96 for mornings. We are confident that their engagement with each other and the listeners will be a huge success.” Before joining B96, Hajian worked for stations in New York, Sacramento and Seattle. Ramirez was a holdover from the previous morning show, hosted by Jamar “J Niice” McNeil and Michelle “Showbiz Shelly” Menaker.

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WLS 890Program Chief Peter Bolger Set To Retire Following 44-Yr Career

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 –– Following a 44-year career in radio, Peter Bolger has announced he’s retiring as OM/PD for WLS 890-AM Chicago He tells Robert Feder he plans to move back to Portland, Oregon, where he lived and worked in the 1980s before taking on programming jobs in Miami, San Antonio and Chicago. His last day at WLS will be March 15.

“For a kid who grew up outside of Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, listening to The Big 89, then actually becoming a part of WLS, and the chance to work with some of Chicago’s greatest radio personalities, has been an honor and privilege,” Bolger told Feder. Marv Nyren, vice president and market manager of Cumulus Chicago, praised Bolger’s efforts. “I can not begin to tell you how appreciative I am for all the Peter has done for this station over the years and the recent rebuild of the on-air lineup,” Nyren said. “I can only thank him for all he’s done and wish him the best as he enjoys life. Nyren said he had no time frame to name a successor as program director. “But I assume we’ll have quite a few hands raised for this opportunity,” he added.

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CONDOLENCES: Famed Talk Host Bruce Williams Passes Away

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 ––  “Welcome my friends-welcome to my world.” It was with those words radio talk show host legend Bruce Williams began his nationally syndicated show for more than 29 years. Williams died Saturday, February 9, at his home near Tampa, Florida after a brief illness. Spanning a career that lasted more than three decades, Bruce Williams created a loyal listenership hundreds of thousands of people strong with his informative and entertaining program, delivered in his signature deep, warm, welcoming voice. But, one of the most unusual and remarkable facts surrounding Williams’ Hall of Fame radio career is that it did not begin until he was well into his forties.

His amazing career began in 1975 at WCTC 1450 Talk Radio, The Voice of Central New Jersey, where Williams hosted a show called At Your Service. After some time, his success took him to WMCA in the Big Apple and his momentum and audience continued to build. Williams growing popularity brought him to the attention of radio executives at NBC who were searching for a host of a national nightly advice-oriented talk show. After a long selection process, Williams was chosen and his program launched in November of 1981. Over the next three decades, Williams’ voice was heard coast-to-coast as he became one of the most listened to talk show hosts in radio history. The industry recognized Williams’ accomplishments in 1999 when he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.

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FORMATICS: 105.7 The Brew Brings 'New Generation' Of Classic Rock To Columbus

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 –– iHeartMedia Columbus announced the return of 105.7 The Brew, The New Generation of Classic Rock, effective immediately. The station will also feature Columbus rock veteran on-air personalities, Mark Blazor and DaveMan. “We are excited to offer a unique station for Columbus’ rock listeners,” said Michael McCoy, Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Columbus. "The Brew’s mission is to provide one great rock song after another and that’s why we call it the new generation of Classic Rock.”

Full Programming Lineup: Mark Blazor 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. Theresa 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. DaveMan 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Bodhi 7 p.m.– midnight.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Jessica Farias Named Market Pres. For iHeart Colorado Springs

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 ––  iHeartMedia announced that Jessica Farias has been named Market President for the Colorado Springs market, effective immediately. In addition, Farias will continue to oversee the Political Strategy for the Denver Region. Farias will report to Tim Hager, President of iHeartMedia Denver. Farias joins the Colorado Springs market from iHeartMedia Denver, where she most recently served as Region Vice President of Sales. In addition, she also served as Vice President of Sales for 97.3 KBCO and Channel 93.3; General Sales Manager for KOSI, KALC and KIMN; and Sales Manager for 630 KHOW and 760 KTLK. Farias began her career at 630 KHOW and KSYY in Denver.

“As a Colorado native, I’m thrilled to join the iHeart Colorado Springs team,” said Farias. “Not only is Colorado Springs one of the fastest growing markets for millennials, has a low unemployment rate and is considered one of the nation’s best cities for business and careers, but I also get to see Pikes Peak every day!” Qualified candidates can apply for iHeartMedia Denver’s open region vice president of sales position through the iHeartMedia careers site here: www.iheartmediacareers.com.

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RANDY LANE: Making Interviews Work In A PPM World

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 – Talent Coach Randy Lane writes that conventional PPM wisdom says interviews are death. Many shows even have a no interview rule. It’s true that even star interviews often tank in Nielsen. BUT, before you totally scrap interviews from your show plan, let’s do a reality check. Interviews can hold the meters and score diary recall if you are ruthlessly selective about who gets on the show.

7Consider this guest filter to help ensure that your guests sound good and you win in ratings. Bailey and Southside (R) at Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 knew that comedian Craig Gass is a fun guest. They pretended to interview celebrities on their Super Bowl broadcast last week, but they were all Craig Gass doing impressions. Listeners even went to the station hoping to see Adam Sandler or Tracy Morgan!

THE POWER OF THE STORY: Great interviews work for the same reason that all A-level content works; captivating stories, humor, drama, and conflict. Make it a show policy that all guests must tell at least one compelling story, more if they’re good storytellers. Every guest that appears on TV talk shows like Ellen, Fallon and Corden tells at least one story. Jimmy Kimmel (L) told Lane that all non-A list guests must submit two or three stories before their appearance on his show. Then Jimmy and the guest booker choose their best story. Dramatic storytelling is key to making local charity guests work. A cancer survivor’s story can be gripping, while a spokesperson for a fund raiser would likely cause tune-out. Record interviews whenever possible. Edit down to the highlights, but stop short of clipping it to the point of sounding choppy. Move one of the most provocative questions to the front of the interview to quickly grab the audience’s attention.

Nationally syndicated personality Zach Sang (L) interviews top celebrity music artists in his LA studio. He records conversations with stars that can run from 30 minutes to an hour. Zach edits the interview into brief segments for his radio show, and posts the full version on YouTube. The interview rule to live by: Entertain first, inform second.

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EVENTS: Boston's Sports Hub & Bruins Host 2nd Annual Pucks & Paddles Event

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 –– WBZ-FM/98.5 the Sports Hub, along with The Boston Bruins Foundation and The Boston Bruins presented the 2nd Annual Patrice Bergeron and 98.5 the Sports Hub Pucks & Paddles event on Thursday, February 7th at Royale Boston (279 Tremont Street).

The single elimination tournament, which featured on-air talent, Bruins Players and winning auction bidders, raised $119,000 to benefit The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. 98.5 the Sports Hub Midday Host Marc “the Beetle” Bertrand and his Ping Pong Partner beat Bruins Defenseman Matt Gryzlak and his partner to win the Championship!

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K-BEAR Alaska Raises Over $90,000 For St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 –– Alpha's KBRJ-FM hosted its 23rd Annual Country Cares Radiothon on January 31st and February 1st in support of the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pledges started pouring in as the message of Hope was shared by the Hospital in story, songs, and firsthand accounts of visiting the hospital by the KBEAR staff. This was a milestone year for KBEAR as they crossed the $2 million mark raised for St. Jude since 1996! This year alone the Anchorage community and KBEAR listeners raised $92,930.

Market Manager, Scott K. Smith remarked, "I couldn't be more proud of the K-Bear team for doing so much to help in the effort to save the lives of so many precious children."

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SYNDICATION: SBG Teams Up With Joe Cortez For Retro Show

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 –– Sun Broadcast Group (SBG) has entered into an exclusive sales and affiliate partnership with Retro Pop Reunion and Host Joe Cortez. Each week, “I am super PUMPED to bring Retro Pop Reunion to Sun Broadcast Group”, said Cortez. “RPR has been on great stations here in the US and abroad for 20 years and with the vision of Jason Bailey and his team at SBG, we look forward to growing the brand in 2019 and beyond.”

Rich O’Brien, VP Programming and Affiliate Relations for Sun Broadcast Group adds, “I have been fortunate to work with many major talents over the years and Joe Cortez is no exception. His passion and knowledge of music from the 80’s and 90’s makes Retro Pop Reunion a perfect addition to our programming lineup. Looking forward to teaming with Joe again.” Retro Pop Reunion is currently airing across 40 markets; including WSB FM Atlanta, WKZG FM Green Bay and WFXO FM Montgomery. For more information about Retro Pop Reunion, contact Rich O’Brien at 212.380.9338 or robrien@sunbgi.com More about Retro Pop Reunion here: https://sunbgi.com/programming/retro-pop-reunion/

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SNAPS: WWO Brings Radio Stars Backstage

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2019 –– Several of Westwood One’s national radio shows -- including The Adam Bomb Show, Zach Sang Show, Rick and Sasha, NASH Nights Live, Jayde and The Bert Show -- plus select radio groups were on site curating exclusive audio and video content for listeners and fans in celebration of Music’s Biggest Night®. This year Westwood One introduced a Podcast Alley at their backstage event; podcasters Screwed-Up Stories and Babes and Babies were there collecting audio and video content for their on-demand listeners.

Columbia Records’ Lauren Juaregui kicked off the Westwood One Backstage Radio Row event and First Access/AWAL’s Madison Beer closed out the day with exclusive, intimate performances for onsite staff and guests. Westwood One is the official radio broadcast partner of the Recording Academy™ and the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Here is a collection of select photos for your review and consideration. Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard

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7History Made At 2019 Grammys; Lindsay Buckingham Update

 

Childish Gambino Wins 'Song of The Year' Grammy for 'This Is America'

...Alicia Keys' Best Moments Hosting the 2019 Grammy Awards

...Jennifer Lopez turns heads with Motown tribute at 2019 Grammys

Fleetwood Mac's ex-guitarist suffers vocal cord damage during heart surgery

Albert Finney Remembered

Les Moonves Sets Up Shop in Hollywood

Report: Wendy Williams Is 'Super Scared' She May Lose Her Talk Show

Bee Gees, Go-Go’s Documentaries in the Works

Heart's Ann Wilson Heads To Headline iHeartRadio'Icons'

Katy Perry 'Transformed'

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RADIO.COM Adds Live And On-Demand Audio Content From CNN & Bloomberg

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– Entercom announced content distribution agreements with CNN, one of the leaders in online news and information delivery, and Bloomberg Media. As part of the agreement, RADIO.COM will launch 10 live stations for CNN and Bloomberg properties, along with leading podcasts from Turner Podcast Network’s portfolio of entertainment, kids, news and sports. “We are thrilled to welcome CNN and Bloomberg to RADIO.COM as7 we increase our premium content offerings. RADIO.COM is quickly becoming an important part of the daily audio habit for the tens of millions of listeners we reach per month,” said JD Crowley (L), Chief Digital Officer, Entercom.

CNN content to be simulcast includes CNN International, CNN en Español and HLN, as well as podcasts from Turner’s Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, NBA, 7truTV and CNN anchors Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Jake Tapper.

Bloomberg content to be simulcast on the digital platform includes Bloomberg Radio National as well as New York, D.C., Boston, Bay Area and London editions; Bloomberg Live TV and podcasts such as “Bloomberg Business of Sports,” “Bloomberg Best,” “A Closer Look,” “Deal of the Week” and “Bloomberg Brief.”

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Top Radio Executives Named Among Billboard's 'Power 100 List' 2019

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– Billboard says that '55 fresh faces join Billboard's annual ranking of industry influence.' It adds, 'What's different about this year's list is that a handful who have perennially appeared on previous lists were not included this year due strictly to an editorial decision to refocus the Power 100 on core music-industry companies.

Included among the numerous music industry elite are some of radio's top executives and programmers - In order of ranking was Bob Pittman, Chairman/CEO, iHeartMedia Inc.; John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia​ and Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer/President of National Programming Group, iHeartMedia - David Field, Chairman/President/CEO, Entercom​; Pat Paxton, President of Programming, Entercom, and Mary G. Berner, President/CEO, Cumulus Media.

Leading off the top 5 was Lucian Grainge at #1, Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Group #2. Michael Rapino, President/CEO, Live Nation Entertainment #3. Daniel Ek, Founder/CEO, Spotify; Dawn Ostroff, Chief Content Officer, Spotify; Barry McCarthy, CFO, Spotify; Horacio Gutierrez, General Counsel/VP Business and Legal Affairs, Spotify; Nick Holmstén, Global Head of Music, Spotify​ #4. Irving Azoff, Chairman/CEO, The Azoff Company; Jeffrey Azoff, Partner, Full Stop Management and at #5. Rob Stringer, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment. See Entire List HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Peter Morris Named CEO of PodcastOne

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– Peter I. Morris is joining PodcastOne as CEO, effective today. In the new role, Morris will manage all day-to-day operations, while exploring growth opportunities, strategic partnerships and new content initiatives for the audio on-demand leader. He joins the management team led by Executive Chairman, Norm Pattiz, and President, Kit Gray.

“Personally, I’m a huge fan of podcasts and strong believer in the power of the fan communities this medium champions,” said Morris. “The opportunity to work with a legend like Norm Pattiz at PodcastOne, a market leader, is one I couldn’t pass up. I look forward to leading PodcastOne’s evolution and next chapter of growth.”

Peter Morris comes to PodcastOne with 10-plus years of experience in senior management, business development and business affairs across film, television and digital media. Most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Barstool Sports, Morris previously held posts as EVP of Entertainment at IMAX, and Head of Business Affairs & Strategy and General Counsel at Funny or Die.

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Ricky Thomas Named PD At Live 99.3 Fredericksburg

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 ––  Alpha Media, Fredericksburg, Virgini's Live 99.3 has named Ricky Thomas joined the cluster on Monday. Beth Vickers, Market Manager remarked, "Ricky comes to us with a solid level of expertise in the CHR format and is a welcomed addition to LIVE 99.3! His talent on and off the air are sure to bring new and exciting things to Alpha Media, Fredericksburg."

Bill West, Content Director & Operations Manager commented, "Ricky's energy is already creating excitement in the building. His love for radio is what drives him and it is exactly what we need to move Live 99.3 forward."

"I’m excited to be joining the Alpha Media team in Fredericksburg as part of WVBX! A big thank you to Bill West, Beth Vickers and Phil Becker, stated Ricky Thomas, Live 99.3 Program Director.

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Dennis Miller Podcast To Air On WWO

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– Westwood One, and comedian Dennis Miller announced that The Dennis Miller Option podcast is now airing exclusively on Westwood One Podcast Network. The Miller Minute airs twice daily on 150 radio stations.

“Dennis is a legend, and we couldn’t be happier about representing more of his original, idiosyncratic commentary,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing for Cumulus and President, Westwood One. “We’re ready to offer marketers broadcast and podcast access to this legendary personality.” Dennis Miller added, “After wandering aimlessly through the Podcast Forest for a while, it’s nice to be back in the fold with the most knowledgeable guides of Westwood One.”

New episodes are available every Tuesday and Thursday on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, WestwoodOnePodcasts.com, and the Westwood One Podcasts App for iOS or Android.

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Dr. Wendy Walsh And KFI Los Angeles Launch “Mating Matters”

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– Dr. Wendy Walsh, Psychologist and Relationship Guru at iHeartMedia Los Angeles’s KFI AM 640, announced the launch of a new iHeartRadio Original Podcast, Mating Matters, beginning February 10th on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network. Walsh is obsessed with the science of love. Author, Professor and host at KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles, she has a Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Evolutionary Psychology and Attachment Theory. She is also an award winning television journalist, and was named one of Time Magazine's Persons of the Year in 2017 as her voice helped pave the way for the #MeToo movement.

The iHeartRadio Podcast Network already hosts more than 750 iHeartRadio Original shows and iHeartMedia recently announced its acquiring Stuff Media, LLC, the leading for-profit publisher of entertaining and informative podcast content, which includes the HowStuffWorks podcasting business.

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NETWORKS: Ariana Grande With Two-Hour Takeover of Zach Sang Show

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– Westwood One has announced that multi-platinum selling superstar Ariana Grande will be taking over two hours of its Zach Sang Show program tomorrow, Friday, February 8, 2019. Grande will join show host and friend Zach Sang for a preview of her new album, “Thank U, Next.”Grande will introduce her music and share the stories behind each song. A one-hour “Thank U, Next” special is available to all stations to air the weekend of February 9-10, 2019, any time between 6 am and midnight.

The one hour special features Ariana sharing her stories about the new music and it is hosted by Zach Sang. To access the “Thank U, Next” one-hour special featuring Ariana Grande, please contact Neal Bird, (310) 840-4207 or nbird@westwoodone.com.

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EVENTS: Sugarland To Perform, Craig Melvin To Host BFOA'S 2019 Golden Mike Award

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– Two of the biggest names in broadcast news and country music will join the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s 2019 Golden Mike Award gala to honor Perry A. Sook, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Craig Melvin, news anchor of NBC News’ “TODAY” and MSNBC anchor, will host the evening, which will include a performance by superstar duo Sugarland. The 2019 Golden Mike Award Dinner and Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 6 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the 7Broadcasters Foundation of America, the only charity devoted exclusively to helping broadcasters in acute need.

Melvin has received two Emmy Awards and was named “Best Anchor” by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association. Grammy Award-winning duo Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush recently released their first Sugarland album in nearly six years with Bigger.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award gala attracts a who’s who of broadcast media executives and celebrities. Previous recipients include Emily Barr, David Barrett, Michael Bloomberg, Bob Pittman, Gordon Smith, Jeff Smulyan, and more.

For information, or to reserve a seat or table, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or info@thebfoa.org.

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Lauren Juaregui, Madison Beer, And Livvia To Perform At WWO's Backstage At The Grammys

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 ––Westwood One is ready to rock GRAMMY® weekend and Music’s Biggest Night® with exclusive backstage performances from Columbia Records’ Lauren Juaregui, First Access/AWAL’s Madison Beer, and 12Tone Music Group’s Livvia (shown left).

Westwood One is the official radio broadcast partner of the Recording Academy™ and the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Hosted by 15-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys, the GRAMMYs® will broadcast live from LA’s STAPLES Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019, 8:00 – 11:00 pm ET, on CBS.

7Lauren Juaregui will kick off the Westwood One Backstage event on Friday, and Madison Beer will close out the day with a live performance. Livvia will perform during backstage orientation. The Westwood One Backstage at the GRAMMYs Radio Row and Podcast Alley remote takes place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Friday, February 8 from 10 am to 4 pm PT. Westwood One national radio shows Zach Sang Show, Jayde, The Bert Show, The Adam Bomb Show, NASH Nights Live, Rick and Sasha, and select radio groups -- including Entercom / Radio.com, Cox Media Group, Townsquare Media, iHeartMedia and other media companies – will be onsite gathering exclusive content to share with their owned stations and listeners.

For more information on Westwood One Backstage at the GRAMMYs, contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-4207.

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ReelWorld's 5th Annual 'Rising Star Awards' Entry Window Now Open

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 31, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its fifth annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 7th. The ReelWorld Rising Star Awards are open to all candidates, in all formats and market sizes, who have been on-air for at least one year, but 7not longer than 5 years, in either a supporting or leading role.

Our goal is to recognize those lesser known personalities who rarely, if ever, receive press and are unknown to most radio professionals beyond their colleagues or employers. A select panel of judges will review all nominees for consideration. To enter just click the link below and provide your nominee's name, city and station, brief work history, 2-3 minute mp3/aircheck and a brief explanation of why you believe they deserve consideration for this award. (Yes, you can nominate yourself). Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 17th and formally announced on August 8th at MSBC in Chicago. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT.

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SNAPS: KGB San Diego's Bob & Coe Take To The Stage At KISS Concert

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019 ––  Bob and Coe on stage at the KISS concert. KISS brought their End of the Road Tour to San Diego on Thursday night and they decided to leave a gift for the city with Classic Rocker 101.5 KGB-FM. Renowned painting performance artist David Garibaldi made an incredible painting during the concert and then had each member of the band sign it.

This piece of "KISSTORY" is now up for auction and it could be yours! Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Father Joe's Villages.

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7Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini Join The 'Voice' As Advisors

 

7Justin Bieber talks about depression, Xanax abuse in Vogue interview

‘Masked Singer’ Security Will Be Beefed Up For Season 2

LISTEN - Rare Michael Jackson and George Harrison: Interview Restored

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer publisher tried to extort him

WATCH - Ellen DeGeneres Gives Family $1 Million: See Their Priceless Reactions

WATCH - Alicia Keys and James Corden's 'A Star Is Born' Parody

Woody Allen Hits Amazon Studios With $68 Million Lawsuit

Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini Join ‘The Voice’ As Battle Round Advisers

Aerosmith To Get Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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Popular Talk Host Doc Thompson Dies Tragically After Being Struck By Train While Jogging

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 –– Popular talk host Michael "Doc" Thompson died tragically on Tuesday after being struck by an Amtrak train while jogging in Haltom City, Texas. He was 49. "Doc was one of those one-in-a million talents, who was the same on 7the air as off the air," Blaze Media host Glenn Beck told TheBlaze. "But what made him truly unique was that he truly tried to serve his audience, those who were less fortunate and struggling, as well as the small entrepreneurs who were clients of his show. He truly was excited at other people's success."

Thompson was a talk host who previously worked for Glenn Beck’s The Blaze radio. Beck told theblaze.com that Thompson was “one of those one-in-a-million talents. But what made him truly unique was that he truly tried to serve his audience, those who were less fortunate and struggling, as well as the small entrepreneurs who were clients of his show. He truly was excited at other people's success."

According to CBS-TV DFW, Haltom City Police said wireless earbuds were found, indicating Thompson may not have heard the Amtrak train as he jogged in the same direction of the train.

Ron Phillips, an owner along with Thompson and others in Mojo 5.0 Radio, said Wednesday that he worked with the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office to identify Thompson. Phillips says Thompson was struck less than a mile from the Mojo 5.0 offices in Haltom City. Doc leaves behind his wife, Yuna, and his three children Tiger, Cubby, and Wyth. To help with expenses, a gofundme page has been set up. CLICK HERE to contribute

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Spotify Hits 96 Million Paid Users; Reports First Quarterly Operating Profit

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 –– Spotify released on Wednesday its fourth quarter financial results of 2018, reporting, “For the first time in company history, operating income, net income, and free cash flow were all positive,” Spotify wrote in letter to its shareholders, less than one year after going public. According to Forbes, Spotify showed growth among its users in Q4, expanding to 207 million monthly active users (up 8 percent from 191 million in Q3). Spotify attributed the growth to improved retention rates and expansion in Latin America and other emerging markets. Premium subscribers reached 96 million — an increase of 11 percent from 87 million in Q3 — largely credited to the success of Spotify’s Google Home promotion and annual Holiday campaign, Spotify Wrapped. Spotify Wrapped brought in 28 million users in one week and generated over five billion streams of the “Your Top Songs 2018” playlist, the company said.

The latest news follows this week's acquisition of podcast startups Gimlet Media and Anchor (JL 2/6). "Growing podcast listening on Spotify is an important strategy for driving top of funnel growth, increased user engagement, lower churn, faster revenue growth, and higher margins," Spotify wrote of the acquisition. "We intend to lean into this strategy in 2019, both to acquire exclusive content and to increase investment in the production of content in-house."

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Corey Dylan Joins Cadillac On Kicks 101.5

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 ––Cumulus announced it has appointed Corey Dylan as on-air sidekick to Kicks 101.5/WKHX-FM Atlanta’s morning radio host, Cadillac Jack. The pair will join forces on the new “Caddy & Corey” morning show, which debuts today on Kicks 101.5 and airs weekdays from 5am-10am. Dylan was most recently heard as On-Air Guest Host on TV’s TMZ and HSN, and prior to that, was Morning Drive Host for WMTX-FM and WFLA-AM in Tampa, FL.

Sean Shannon, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Atlanta, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Corey to the Kicks 101.5 family. She brings energy, passion and an ability to communicate everywhere our listeners are.” Brian Thomas, Kicks 101.5 Program Director and Vice President, Programming, added: “I feel so fortunate for Corey to join Cadillac Jack in mornings. Her multi-media experience will create one of the best country shows in radio." Corey Dylan noted: “I’ve really been waiting for my dream job and want to thank Market Manager, Sean Shannon, OM Louie Diaz, PD Brian Thomas and EVP Mike McVay for this exciting opportunity. I’m really looking forward to working with Cadillac Jack, who will celebrate 25 years on Kicks this month.”

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PODCAST: ABC To Release 'The Investigation' Hosted By Kyra Phillips

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 –– On Tuesday, February 12, ABC Radio will launch a new podcast, “The Investigation.” Hosted by ABC News Correspondent Kyra Phillips and the ABC News investigative team, led by Senior Executive Producer Chris Vlasto, “The Investigation” will provide a weekly, behind-the-scenes look at Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The free podcast will focus on the lead up to the highly-anticipated report from the Special Counsel and explore its aftermath, analyzing the potential fallout and political consequences.

“We believe ‘The Investigation’ will provide listeners with valuable information,” says Jonathan Greenberger, ABC News Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief. “Through conversation, analysis, exclusive reporting and newsmaker interviews, our team of journalists will closely follow all the latest developments and keep listeners informed every step of the way.” “The Investigation” joins ABC News’ roster of political podcasts including “Powerhouse Politics” and “FiveThirtyEight Politics,” available to subscribe to for free. ABC News’ most recent podcast, The Dropout, is #1 on the Apple Podcasts charts. For more information, visit www.abcradio.com.

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[LISTEN] Ron Burgundy Podcast Is Here

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 –– You can get your first listen to the new iHeartPodcast Ron Burgundy. The legendary newscaster and greatest podcast host of all time (as stated in his contract,) today released episode one of “The Ron Burgundy Podcast” in collaboration with Funny Or Die. This episode marks the beginning of a 12-episode season with new episodes airing every Thursday.

“The Ron Burgundy Podcast” is now available on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are heard, with excerpts of the podcast distributed across iHeartRadio broadcast radio stations and via social media channels. Listen to Ron Burgundy’s spectacular attempt at keeping up with the times HERE

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SYNDICATION: Auto Expert Nik Miles Adds New Feature To Show

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 –– Our Auto Expert host Nik Miles debuts a new feature called Test Miles on his Envision syndicated show.. The feature includes daily audio vignettes and a weekly video for online placement and sponsorship opportunities.

“I’m excited to grow on what we do with Our Auto Expert. Test Miles will explore the autonomous transport, infotainment and new car safety technologies,” said Nik Miles. “The daily update will feature a more aggressive look at the future of automotive and how we will get around, including a peak at upcoming tech such as flying cars. Yes, it’s real!” Test Miles has signed on Toyota as the title sponsor.

For information on Our Auto Expert and Test Miles contact Jennifer Weisfeld Envision Networks Assistant Marketing Manager jenniferw@envisionnetworks.com 216.831.3761

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SNAPS: WOR Debuts 'Joe Concha & Lis Wiehl Show

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 –– To celebrate the debut this week of WOR’s new night-time talk show “WOR Tonight with Joe Concha & Lis Wiehl, the programming team of the flagship iHeart AM station hosted a lunch at the legendary Patsy’s Restaurant in Times Square.

From left: Tom Cuddy, WOR Program Director; Mark Simone, 10am-noon; Joe Concha, Lis Wiehl, 6-9pm; Michael Riedel, Len Berman, 6-10am, Scott Lakefield, Assistant Program Director; Joe Bartlett WOR News Director. Submitted photo by Natalie Vacca.

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Dannii & Taz Take Mornings On Hot 100 Australia; George Galloway In Trouble

- A complaint against George Galloway on talkRADIO has been upheld by Ofcom (The UK version of the FCC). George’s show is broadcast nationally to millions of people but only received one complaint. As Ofcom have to justify their existence they have ruled talkRADIO in breach. They say that the complainant said it contained “biased and unbalanced views” about the response of the UK and Russian Governments to the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. The complainant also considered that any listeners who attempted to challenge Mr Galloway’s views were “mocked and ridiculed”. - Obviously the complainant has no idea how talk radio works but was taken seriously by Ofcom.

Hot 100 Darwin, Australia Has A New Breakfast Show - Dannii McMurrich is making the move from the Central Coast. She joins Taz Eriksen. The Hot Breakfast with Dannii and Taz will kick off February 11 from 5.30.

In Ireland, Sinéad Brassi Is The New Host Of LMFM’s Mid-morning Show
Sinéad Brassil, who has been working in research, production and at LMFM since 2010 is taking over the daily 11am till 1pm show on the station. The new morning show will deliver a lively mix of music, talk and pop culture, the station says. It’s the first significant change to programming on the station in a decade.


Want to connect with Graham? Reach him at +44 7752 416905.  Twitter: @GrahamMack
Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.u

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CONDOLENCES: Alpha Media Biloxi's Chuck Edwards Passes Away At 49

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2019 –– Alpha Media, Biloxi - Gulfport mourns the loss of colleague Chuck Edwards who passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the age of 49. Chuck began his career on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at Surf 107-1. He later moved on to WCPR to do mornings with Robert James. That show eventually became "The Cruise, Chuck and Rebecca Show" (Kevin Cruise, Chuck Edwards, Rebecca Allen) and was the number one rated show in the market for many years. He was most recently the Production Director for the cluster as well as the PA announcer of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans.

"Chuck was one of the most talented Production guys in the industry who could literally do it all. He had such a wide variety of deliveries and was great at writing copy. He also had the ability to turn on that booming voice that could get any crowd excited as he did at the New Orleans Saints and Pelican's games for so many years. Chuck was loved by so many and will be sorely missed by all of us who had the pleasure to know him," Kenny Vest, operations manager for Alpha Media, remarked.

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7Ariana NOT Attending Grammys; The Simpsons Renewed AGAIN

 

7Ariana Grande Not Attending Grammys After Disagreements With Producers

WATCH - Michael Bolton Says He Wasn't Sleeping During Live TV Interview

WATCH - Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan announce co-headlining tour

WATCH - Susan Lucci's Emergency Heart Procedure: 'I Feel Lucky To Be Alive'

WATCH - 'The Simpsons' Renewed for Seasons 31 and 32

Aldi launches Guns N' Roses and Def Leppard themed cheeses

230 New Emoji Set to Release This Year

'Sesame Street': Behind the Scenes of TV’s Most Influential Show Ever

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Spotify Acquires Gimlet & Anchor As Monthly Podcast Listeners Near 1.0 Billion

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 – Spotify has announced the acquisition of two podcast companies: Anchor, which provides a distribution and monetization tool for podcast creators, and Gimlet Media, a startup podcast producer. While Spotify, which is now the second-largest podcasting platform in the world, already supports podcasts produced by 7Gimlet, its capabilities for developing its own original content portfolio.

According to Ovum’s Podcast Market Forecast: 2018-23, the number of monthly podcast listeners will surpass 1.0 billion in 2020, and this growing audience will become increasingly valuable to industry players and advertisers, with podcast advertising revenue expected to increase by 49% in 2019.

“These deals signal a wider move by industry players to reposition themselves as ‘audio’ companies, with access to music, radio and podcasts beginning to come under one roof. The question remains as to whether core podcast audiences, which are typically engaged and loyal, will migrate from specialist platforms to services like Spotify, which offer a broader approach. However, the tried and tested technique Gimlet has perfected when generating its own content and Anchor’s technical expertise will offer Spotify valuable insight for when it inevitably begins to produce its own, original podcast portfolio,” said Georgina Howes, Media Research.

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Iconic Memphis Host; Elvis' Best Friend George Klein Passes Away

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– Memphis Radio Icon & Elvis' Best Friend George Klein has passed away at 783-yrs. old. Local Elvis’ childhood friend George Klein has passed away at the age of 83. — According to ABC-TV 24 Memphis, Klein was best friends with the king himself. "I was there from day one when it happened. I was with a guy who turned the world around!" said Klein in a 2017 interview with ABC 24.

As further detailed in his 2011 book, 'Elvis My Best Man, George Klein met Elvis Presley when the two were students at Humes High School. "Elvis was the only kid in school that could sing,” said Klein. "I was really lucky because his mother liked me." Others argue at the time it was Elvis who was the lucky one. Klein was the class president, the guy the would-be 'king,' looked up to. Years later, it was Elvis who stole the spotlight, recording songs at Sun Records.

Klein had a long and successful career as a Memphis radio host and TV personality, He had continued to sit behind the mic on Friday afternoons on Sirius XM’s Elvis Radio - Klein was inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame in 2013. WATCH HERE

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Brooke Taylor Adds APD Stripes For BIG 95.5 Chicago; Trace Hamilton Takes Nights

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– iHeartMedia Chicago announced that Brooke Taylor has been named Assistant Program Director and Trace Hamilton (BR) has rises from fill-ins to Night Host for BIG 95.5, Chicago. They'll report to Lance Houston, Pro7gram Director for BIG 95.5.

In addition to her new duties as Assistant Program Director, Taylor will continue to host afternoons on BIG 95.5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Prior to joining BIG 95.5 in 2016, Taylor served as Midday Host and Assistant Program Director for WBTU in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Taylor has also previously served as an on-air personality for Radio Disney and has made television appearances on the Disney Channel and ESPN2.

Hamilton most recently worked as a fill-in host for BIG 95.5 and is known for his popular “Trace in the Truck” segments, which featured fun and interactive on-air personality appearances at various Chicagoland locations, hosted contests and awarded prizes to BIG 95.5 lucky listeners. “Brooke and Trace are both top-notch on-air personalities,” said Matt Scarano, Region President of iHeartMedia Chicago. “I am excited about their promotions and the new opportunities ahead for the BIG 95.5 brand.”

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Bobby Bones Becomes Newest Brand Ambassador For The General® Insurance

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– (BUSINESS WIRE) The General® Insurance announced that Bobby Bones – nationally syndicated radio host, New York Times #1 best-selling author, philanthropist and winner of season 27’s Dancing with the Stars – has signed on as the company’s newest brand ambassador for Nashville-based insurer, along with current pitchman, Shaquille O'Neill.

“Bobby’s life story, authenticity and his will to succeed against all odds is inspirational,” said Amy DiMaio, director of advertising for The General. “He’s overcome some difficult times through perseverance and hard work which makes him very relatable to our customers,” DiMaio said. “And, amid his success, Bobby hasn’t forgotten his roots - remaining committed to helping others, which aligns with our company’s values.” The General is dedicated to its vision of making life easier for everyone they interact with, especially their customers. "The General Insurance helps provide affordable coverage for families who may not be able to afford it otherwise, and I’m excited to join them on that mission as their latest brand ambassador,” said Bobby Bones. The General will partner with Bones across various media channels, including television, radio, digital and social media. Radio ads are already on the air, and Bones will appear in television ads alongside The General animated cartoon character this summer.

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Shayna Sharpe & AJ Vaughan Join Futuri's TopLine

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– Futuri Media announced that sales leadership veterans Shayna Sharpe and AJ Vaughan have joined the team for TopLine. Sharpe joins Futuri Media from Regional Reps, where she was CEO for the last 5 years. Sharpe has worked in nearly every aspect of the radio industry over the last two decades, including in roles at Arbitron (now Nielsen) and Clear Channel Radio (now iHeartMedia), and is a frequent contributor to several industry associations and publications.

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“Anyone who’s worked with Shayna and AJ knows how committed they are to delivering results, which is at the core of TopLine’s mission. Last year, TopLine helped its users to generate over $100 million in advertising and sponsorship revenue,” said Sophie Fry, Futuri’s SVP Sales and Director, TopLine. “Shayna and AJ bring a tremendous wealth of experience, talent, and skill to TopLine’s leadership team and our clients.” “I’ve been incredibly passionate about local radio for my entire career, so to lead the research technology and capabilities for TopLine is thrilling,” said Sharpe. “I’m excited to work with Daniel Anstandig, Sophie Fry, and the Futuri leadership team to continue to evolve TopLine and get our radio partners their unfair shares in 201

9.” “Whenever I’ve managed teams, I ask them to work smarter, not harder, and there are so many aspects to TopLine that sellers and sales managers can use to close more sales in less time,” said Vaughan. “Futuri’s TopLine is a service that every station can use to grow revenue today. For more on TopLine, visit futurimedia.com/topline.

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PODCAST: Bob Pittman Touts Alexa As The New Radio In Caroline Beasley Podcasts

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– Beasley Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley recently interviewed iHeart Media Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman during the latest episode of her Beyond the Business podcast.

Caroline and Bob discuss a variety of topics centered on innovation, ranging from the latest technology featured at CES 2019 to the state of the audio business and how the industry can best collaborate moving forward. To download the latest episode, please go to www.bbgi.com.

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Radio's Film Critic Doug Harris Elected Pres. Houston Film Critics Society

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– Broadcast marketing and promotions specialist Doug Harris has been elected president of Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) to serve a two year term extending to 2021. The announcement coincides with the 35th anniversary of his movie review features, scripted and voiced under the alias of Jr. Mintz.

His film critic “side hustle” took off after an invitation from 101 KLOL afternoon host Harvey Kojan (aka Dr. K) to review films for the heritage AOR’s audience. KLOL’s GM, Pat Fant (now of RFC Media) is credited with creating his signature sign off, “When a movie stinks, you’ll smell it first with Jr. Mintz.”

Since those days, Jr. Mintz reviews have aired on The Buzz (KTBZ-FM), The New 93Q (KKBQ-FM) and News 92 FM. A seven year regular on the “Dean and Rog Show” in Houston (on The Arrow then The Eagle), An inductee of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Harris/Mintz now shares his opinions on NASA’s digital radio station, Third Rock Radio.

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[WATCH] Videos From Art Vuolo's Final Radio Dream Lunch

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– Art Vuolo's recent 10th annual and final Radio Dream Lunch has been captured on video with interviews by Bionic Buzz.

Among the numerous guests present for this final event include: John Records Landecker, Pat St. John, Lou Simon, Chet Buchanan, Joel Denver & Steve Resnik - whose home served as host site for the annual occasions. WATCH HERE

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Memorial Set For The Late Las Vegas Host Brittney Cason

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 –– A celebration of life for Longtime KOMP-FM personality Brittney Cason sho died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 23, will be held this Thursday, Feb. 7th in Las Vegas. Cason, who for years hosted “B.S. In the Morning” on KOMP-92.-FM, died a day before her 38th birthday.

The Review Journal reports In lieu of flowers, her family has asked for donations to be made to the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention, SafeNest and Nevada SPCA.

The invitation announces: “We all know Brittney loved to be extra in everything she did, so we invite friends, family and fans to celebrate her life, infectious spirit and uncompromising love with a life celebration fitting for this amazing angel!” Cason had moved in November to her hometown of Harrison, Va. and lived with her parents. She had been finishing a book and traveling when she returned to town Jan. 23 to interview for an opening with Beasley Broadcasting and celebrate her upcoming birthday with friends.

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SNAPS: WBZ-FM/98.5 The Sports Hub Celebrates During Pat's Parade in Boston

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 ––  98.5 The Sports Hub, the official flagship station of the New England Patriots, was front and center at yesterday's Super Bowl parade in downtown Boston. More than a million fans came out to celebrate the sixth championship with the team! The Sports Hub Crew handed out “Never Gets Old” signs all along the parade route on this unusually warm February day!

Photo (L-R): Beasley Media Group Boston Vice President/Market Mary Menna, New England Patriots Tight End Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski and WBZ-FM/98.5 The Sports Hub & Beasley Media Group National Spoken Word/Esports Format Brand Manager Mike Thomas.

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Radio Nominees Announced For 54th ACM Awards

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– The Academy of Country Music® is announcing today Radio Awards nominees for the 54th ACM awards.

The Radio Awards are given out during the annual Radio Winners Reception which will be held on Saturday, April 6 in Las Vegas, NV, the day prior to the ACM Awards® live telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The full list of 54th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks. Nominees are:

7 NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (tie within category increased nominees) Cody Alan CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan Kix Brooks American Country Countdown - Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall - Wilhite & Wall - Lon Helton Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton - Tracy Lawrence Honky Tonkin' with Tracy Lawrence Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase The Crook & Chase Countdown

MAJOR MARKET - Chuck, Rachael & Grunwald in the Morning WYCD-FM Detroit, MI Katie Neal (TR) WNSH-FM New York, NY The Rob + Holly Show WYCD-FM Detroit, MI Tanner in the Morning - Rob Tanner, Catherine Lane, Chris Allen, Captain Jim, and Mimi WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC - Tracy Dixon, Guy David & Patrick Knight KYGO-FM Denver, CO

LARGE MARKET - Jim, Deb & Kevin (BR) WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN Lexi and Banks KUBL-FM Salt Lake City, UT Q Morning Crew with Mike and Janie WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC Ridder, Scott and Shannen WMIL-FM Milwaukee, WI Tige & Daniel - Tige Rogers, Daniel Baker, and Mari Mueller WSIX-FM Nashville, TN

MEDIUM MARKET - Kenn McCloud KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield, CA Brent Michaels KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield, CA Mo & Styckman Show WUSY-FM Chattanooga, TN Roger, Julie and DJ Thee Trucker in the Morning WPCV-FM Lakeland, FL Tom & Becky WBBS-FM Syracuse, NY

7ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKETAdam & Jen in the Morning KIOK-FM Richland, WA Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL The Q Crew with Jason and Ashley on Q100.3 KRWQ-FM Medford, OR The Roger & Corliss Morning Show KORA-FM Bryan, TX Scotty & Catryna in the Morning KCLR-FM Columbia, MO

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET KKBQ-FM Houston, TX KNIX-FM Phoenix, AZ KPLX-FM Dallas, TX KSCS-FM Dallas, TX WYCD-FM Detroit, MI LARGE MARKET KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX KUBL-FM Salt Lake City, UT WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN WMIL-FM Milwaukee, WI WWKA-FM Orlando, FL MEDIUM MARKET KATM-FM Stockton, CA KUZZ-AM/FM Bakersfield, CA KXKT-FM Omaha, NE WHKO-FM Dayton, OH WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN - SMALL MARKET KHAY-FM Ventura, CA KKNU-FM Eugene, OR KORA-FM Bryan, TX WGSQ-FM Cookeville, TN WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL For more info, visit ACMcountry.com.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Susie Hedrick Named President & COO For vCreative

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– vCreative, the leading provider of media workflow solutions, announced the appointment of Susie Hedrick to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. With extensive experience spanning twenty-five years in the TV, radio and digital media industries, Hedrick brings valuable leadership to the vCreative team during a period of rapid growth. As President and COO, Hedrick will report directly to vCreative’s CEO, Jinny Laderer, and will lead sales and operations while also directing the company’s finance and administrative functions.

“When it comes to the media industry, Susie’s the complete package,” said Laderer. “She understands the business, the technology and she has built an incredible career bringing successful products to market. Beyond that, Susie has earned the trust and respect of her peers in both the broadcast media and technology sectors.” Laderer continued, “I am excited for the contribution that Susie will bring to vCreative. We have already become close partners and her perspective and steady hand at the helm will be invaluable as we expand our product lines and broaden our customer base in Radio, TV, Network, Digital and Print.”

“What I found most compelling about vCreative was its undisputed leadership in their space.” said Hedrick. “The internal workflow solutions have become mission-critical for stations. Jinny and I ​share a passion for products that have the power to transform business operations and for executing flawlessly in a customer-driven environment.Hedrick joins vCreative from WideOrbit where she was SVP of Sales for North America, overseeing successful TV, radio, network and digital divisions

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Pierre Robert Inks Multi-Year Extension With WMMR-FM Philadelphia

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– Beasley announced that WMMR-FM Midday Personality Pierre Robert has signed a multi-year contract extension. The radio legend joined the station in 1981 and has been hosting the midday show weekdays on WMMR-FM for more 35 years.

“Pierre is the heart and soul of WMMR,” said Beasley Media Group Rock Format Brand Manager and WMMR-FM/WMGK-FM Program Director Bill Weston. “His warm, compassionate voice remains an important part of Philadelphia’s broadcast day. A gifted interviewer and brand ambassador, he truly cares about the community he serves. We are so fortunate to have his talents grace the airwaves.”

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Popular TV Host Kim Adams Makes The Jump To Middays On 987 The Breeze Detroit

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– Entercom announced Kim Adams as midday drive host for 987 The Breeze (WDZH-FM) in Detroit. Adams can be heard on air weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, beginning this week. “Kim Adams is an award-winning television personality and one of metro Detroit’s most recognizable faces,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “We’re excited to welcome Kim to our team and know she’ll help our listeners breeze through their day.”

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to host the midday show on 987 The Breeze and excited to transition from television to radio,” said Adams. “Radio enables live dialogue between hosts and listeners and I’m looking forward to connecting with the Motor City every weekday.”

Adams is a seasoned broadcast personality with over 20 years of on-air television experience as a meteorologist for WDIV-TV in Detroit, WXYZ-TV in Southfield, MI and WBNS-TV in Columbus, OH.

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Jamie Allman Returning To The Air In St. Louis

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– St. Louis Today reports that Jamie Allman is returning to the air in St. Louis on Feb. 28 as the morning host on KXFN, "The Answer" and airs on 105.3 FM and 1380 AM. The show, "Allman in the Morning," will air weekdays from 6-10 a.m. Last April Allman lost his slot on KFTK/97.1 as well as his TV show on KMOV-TV, after he tweeted comments that criticized teen anti-gun activist David Hogg, an outspoken survivor of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

A St. Louis native, Allman was a reporter with KMOV (Channel 4) for 15 years before going to work in 2004 as head of communications for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He resigned in 2005 and began working at KFTK. Allman's new station is owned by Salem Media Group. General Manager Gregory Lhamon said Allman is "bright, passionate, and asks tough questions when he interviews political leaders. He’ll keep them on their toes, that’s for sure."

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Bo Jaxon Named OM For Summit Media Springfield Cluster

Will Also Co-Host Mornings On KTTS-FM With Current Host Nancy Simpson

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– Summit Media announced that Bo Jaxon has joined its 5-station Springfield cluster as OM and PD for Country KTTS. The cluster also includes Adult Hits KRVI (106.7 The River), Top 40 KSPW (Power 96.5), and News/Talk KSGF-A/F. He will also handle mornings at KTTS alongside current co-host Nancy Simpson.

Jaxon was previously PD/morning host at KWOF/92.5 The Wolf Denver until it flipped to Sports Summit Springfield President Janelle Moffett said, "Bo brings a ton of energy and great ideas to Springfield. I’m confident that under his leadership our stations will be an even greater source of entertainment and information for our community.” Added Jaxon, “I’m very happy to be a part of the Summit Media group with the superstar staff. Great ideas are flowing, I’m ready to serve our listeners!” And super excited to be working with Bill Tanner and John Olsen!"

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SYNDICATION: WMYL-FM Add Wilhite &Wall To Mornings In Knoxville

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall, aka Wilhite and Wall, are back waking up East Tennessee on Merle FM. Station owner Ron Meredith says, "we are very happy to bring this award winning team back to Knoxville radio. "

According to WBIR-TV, Merle FM has seen a number of Knoxville's most talented broadcasting professionals move down the dial to help continue the growth of Knoxville's last locally owned Country station.

The duo has just been named a nominee for the latest ACM Awards in National Awards category - (see top story)

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ABC News Radio To Provide Live Coverage Of SUTU Address

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– ABC News Radio will provide live coverage of tonight's Statie of the Union Address along with a response anchored by Correspondent Aaron Katersky joined by Correspondent Karen Travers from the White House.

Correspondent Brad Mielke and ABC’s Ali Rogin from the Capitol, Political Director Rick Klein and Contributor Steve Roberts from Washington, D.C., and Contributors Alex Castellanos and Kristen Soltis Anderson. ABC News Radio will have a one-hour preview program (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET) and will also feature multiple status reports each hour.

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SNAPS: WTOP Goes Space Age With Move To New Headquarters In Wash. DC

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2019 –– WTOP Wash. DC has bid farewelll to its longtime home on Idaho Avenue following a move to its new shiny, space-age digs just up the street in Maryland. At its website it states, "If the old building were a corvette, the new one is a battleship: With more than 30,000 square feet of office space, 47 editor’s stations, hundreds of screens and a brand-new Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center.

Did we mention the electric convertible standing desks? TAKE TOUR HERE

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SiriusXM Wraps Up $3.5 Billion Acquisition Of Pandora; Roger Lynch Exits As CEO

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2019 –– Sirius XM Holdings Inc. confirmed on Friday that it has completed its $3.5 billion all-stock acquisition of Pandora Media. Sirius XM CEO Jim Meyer said, "This is a tremendous outcome for two 7organizations with complementary platforms and large audiences, and we could not be more excited to be moving forward as one company. With SiriusXM’s subscription-based national service of curated and exclusive content and programming, and Pandora, the largest U.S. streaming music provider with its highly personalized free ad-supported service, under one roof, SiriusXM now reaches more than 100 million people across its audio products. That is a powerful platform for consumers, content creators and advertisers." Meyer added that "good things come from being together" and that there will be "new unique audio packages" that offer a wider range of content to listeners.

According to Biz Journal, Sirius XM and Pandora, together, boast close to 40 million self-paying subscribers. Starting this month, Sirius XM will begin a targeted promotion to its subscribers and select Pandora listeners will receive an offer to obtain a $5-a-month news and music package in their satellite-equipped vehicle. The deal also marks the end of Roger Lynch's tenure as Pandora CEO. Meyer will oversee the combined entity. Photo/Youtube

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Melanie Mineau Named New Morning Co-host At WQYK-FM in Tampa

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2019 ––Melanie Mineau has been named as the new Co-host on the Morning Krewe with Marc and Melanie on Beasley Media Group’s 99.5 WQYK-FM in Tampa, Florida. The shows airs weekdays from 5:30-10am. The St. Petersburg, Florida native most recently spent the past three years hosting The Melanie Mineau Show, featured among the top 200 rated podcast on iTunes. Previously, she served as a co-host on the Sarah, Ty & Mel Morning Show on WRQX 107.3. in Washington, DC. Mineau also worked as the co-host and local producer of The Kane Show on 93.3 as well as a co-host on Beasley Media Group’s WLLD-FM in 2007 in Tampa.

  “I'm excited to be back in the building and to be working alongside so many talented people, some of which are longtime friends,” said Mineau. I'm grateful to the Beasley's and Travis Daily for presenting me with this opportunity. There is nothing better than hosting a morning show at a heritage station in your hometown!”  

“As we continue to build a very special team here in Tampa Bay, I feel very lucky to have Melanie back in our building,” said Beasley Media Group Tampa Operations Manager Travis Daily. “She is an absolute pro that really gets how to create great content across many platforms and her work ethic is only matched by her partner, Marc. We are very excited about what the future holds for WQYK in 2019. We have the team in place to really give our community a very special live and local radio station that is catered 100% to the audience here in Tampa Bay.”

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