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Katie Neal, B-Dub, WXTU-FM Philly Among Top Winners In ACM Radio 59th Annual Awards

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2024 - The Academy of Country Music® revealed Monday the winners of the ACM Radio Awards for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards™, taking place Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX and streaming exclusively on Amazon’s Prime Video. The announcement was made with the help of numerous artists, including ACM Award nominees and past winners including Danielle Bradbery, BRELAND, Ashley Cooke, Russell Dickerson, Lady A (shown), Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Megan Moroney, Conner Smith, and Tigirlily Gold.

Winners announced include ties in two categories (Major Market On-Air Personality of the Year and Medium Market Radio Station of the Year) and multiple first-time honorees. In the On-Air categories, first-time winners include: Katie Neal of Katie & Company for National Daily On-Air Personality of the Year, Angie Ward of Angie Ward and Jason Pullman of The Jason Pullman Show for Major Market On-Air Personality of the Year (tie), Annie Fox and Cole Dunbar of Annie & Cole for Large Market On-Air Personality of the Year, and Doc Medek and Chewy Medek of The Doc Show for Medium Market On-Air Personality of the Year. B-Dub of B-Dub Radio Saturday Night receives his second ACM Award for National Weekly On-Air Personality of the Year, and Steve, Ben, and Nikki of Steve, Ben and Nikki took home their second ACM Award for Small Market On-Air Personality of the Year.

Radio Stations of the year honors for Major Market when to  WXTU – Philadelphia - Large Market, WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio - Medium Market (TIE): WBEE – Rochester, New York and  WGGY – Scranton, Pennsylvania Small Market honors went to  WFLS – Fredericksburg, Virginia - WBEE in Rochester, NY and WGGY in Scranton, PA both took home their first wins for Medium Market Radio Station of the Year (tie), and WFLS in Fredericksburg, VA took home its first win for Small Market Radio Station

“Country Music’s Party of the Year'' will stream live exclusively for a global audience across 240+ countries and territories on Prime Video on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Congratulations to all! 





104.9 The Beat's Amy O Killed In Tragic Hit-And-Run Motorcycle Accident

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2024 - Alpha Media Lubbock is deeply saddened to announce the loss of Amy O (Amy Garza) who lost her life this weekend in a tragic motorcycle accident in San Antonio. For the last 15 years, Amy O's larger-that-life voice was only topped by her even larger-than-life love for the music and for her community. Serving as the Content Director for 104.9 The Beat, she lit up their airwaves as their afternoon host every day of the week.

Sr. Vice President of Alpha Media Lubbock, Jay Richardson, had this to say: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Amy. It is rare to find a person as passionate as she was to her career and community. I had the opportunity to work with Amy for the last 14 years and she was the face and energy behind 104.9 The Beat. It is impossible to replace what she brought to our organization and to the people of Lubbock.”

According to KENS 5. San Antonio, Amy Garza was a passenger on the motorcycle when a vehicle sideswiped them around 2 a.m. Despite the best efforts of emergency responders, the host was pronounced dead at the scene. San Antonio police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle, who left the scene after the accident and will face a charge of failure to stop and render aid resulting in death.





MJ Inks Multi-Year Extension With Beasley's Q105 Tampa

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2024 - Beasley announced that Tampa Bay’s MJ (Todd Schnitt) has signed a multiyear renewal deal for the MJ Morning Show on Q105. MJ originally joined the company in September 2020. No stranger to the Florida market, the veteran radio personality has been among the highest rated morning shows in Tampa Bay over the last 30 years.

“It is with great pleasure that Tampa Beasley and extended our relationship with the MJ Morning Show,” said Vice President and Market Manager Ron deCastro. “MJ is a Tampa icon and has helped make WRBQ must listen radio. MJ delivers great content to our listeners and great results to our many clients.”

“I am still in love with radio, whether it be our conventional daily terrestrial show or the show’s digital assets, including the podcast and live video streaming,” said MJ. “Our team, featuring Froggy, Fester and Roxanne create a one-of-a-kind, engaging, daily listening experience for our listeners. I am also thrilled that MJ Morning Show advertisers in the Tampa Bay market continue to see unparalleled success with their live endorsement campaigns.”

“Beasley is proud to have some of the best and most well-known live & local talent on our stations in Tampa Bay, and MJ is definitely among the best,” said Beasley Media Group Chief Content Justin Chase. “MJ and his amazing team have built a large and passionate fan base and I’m happy they will continue to entertain Q105’s audience for years to come.”





Tim McKone Named Headline Anchor And Co-host of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s 'Zolak and Bertrand Show'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2024 - Beasley has named Tim McKone the new Headline Anchor and Co-host on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak & Bertrand” Show, effective immediately. He replaces Rob “Hardy” Poole, who moved to mornings with Fred Toucher on the station in January 2024. McKone has been a part-time on-air personality at the Sports Hub since 2013.

In addition to co-hosting and providing headlines on all weekday and weekend shows across the station, he has served as studio host for the Celtics and Bruins radio broadcasts. He previously worked as a sports reporter/anchor for NBC-10 in Rhode Island, and most recently, was a sports producer for Spectrum News 1. An avid runner, McKone has run the Boston Marathon and multiple Chicago Marathons.





Krista Hatcher Joining Z104 Madison For Afternoon Slot And 96.3 Star For Country Weekends

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2024 - Madison's Krista Hatcher posted on social, "I'm so EXCITED to announce my new RADIO HOME!!!! It's an HONOR for me to call iHeart my new radio family!!! You can catch me on Z104 Madison Monday-Friday 2-4 and also on 96.3 Star Country on the weekends!"

Krista added, she'll also be heard on"The Madtown Mom Squad" over iHeart's podcasting platform with Shanna Powell-Chavez, Corrina Cunningham and Jasmine Zapata.

"Thank you to President Jeff Tyler & Program Director Brett Andrews for this AMAZING opportunity. I'm BACK!!! I'll be starting April 29th."





Realm Selects Flightpath As Revenue Optimization Partner

THE MOUTH, APRIL 22ND, 2024 - Breaking new ground in podcast revenue optimization, Flightpath proudly unveils its latest partnership with Realm. Realm is an industry-leading studio and global podcast network who partners with top-tier talent and entertainment companies including Warner Bros/DC, Paramount, and Netflix to develop, produce, distribute, and monetize immersive audio entertainment.

"Coupling Flightpath's cutting-edge campaign management technology with our expert sales team and strategy marks a pivotal moment for Realm," expressed Nicole Kreutter, Head of Network. "This synergy promises not only enhanced revenue streams but also deeper audience engagement. With Flightpath's expertise, we are poised to reinforce Realm's standing as a frontrunner in the podcasting landscape."

"We are delighted to announce our partnership with Realm," said Laurie Belleau, Chief Revenue Officer at Flightpath. "Their team is truly remarkable, and we're eager to equip them with the essential tools needed to fuel their ongoing revenue growth and success in the marketplace." To learn more about Flightpath, please reach out to laurie@flightpath.



Ops Manager / Morning Drive Host Needed At Two Rivers Comm. Chesapeake Bay / Eastern Virginia

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2024 - There's an Ops Manager / Morning Drive host opening on the Chesapeake Bay / Eastern Virginia area for Two Rivers Communication. Note that a Topflight compensation package is available for a key position. Manage local radio programming at our two FM stations. We are filling a slot for a 15-year radio professional.

Requirements: Manage programming format elements/ production and automation software skills/on air experience/ strategic thinking ability/ social marketing experience/ a desire to manage great local radio stations. For more information: - - Resume and Airchecks to: All applicants will receive a response




7Oscars To Require Theatrical Runs In 6 Cities For '25 Awards


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Mary J. Blige, Cher, Dave Matthews Band Among Inductees Of Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2024

THE MOUTH, APRIL 22ND, 2024 - With inductees announced live on ‘American Idol’ by Ryan Seacrest and Lionel Richie, the 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction will be live on Saturday, October 19th at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. The 2024 ceremony will once again stream live on Disney+ with a special airing on ABC at a later date and available on Hulu the next day. 

“Rock & Roll is an ever-evolving amalgam of sounds that impacts culture and moves generations,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “This diverse group of inductees each broke down musical barriers and influenced countless artists that followed in their footsteps.” 

Performer Category:  Mary J. Blige  - Cher  - Dave Matthews Band - Foreigner - Peter Frampton - Kool & The Gang - Ozzy Osbourne - A Tribe Called Quest 

Musical Influence Award: Alexis Korner  - John Mayall  - Big Mama Thornton 

Musical Excellence Award: Jimmy Buffett  - MC5 - Dionne Warwick - Norman Whitfield 

Ahmet Ertegun Award: Suzanne de Passe 

Those nominated this year that didn't make the cut included Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sinéad O'Connor, Sade, Britpoppers Oasis, B. & Rakim and Jane's Addiction.

For more info, visit here




Rob & Joss Taylor Take Over Mornings At Lotus' KMXZ-FM Tucson

THE MOUTH, APRIL 22ND, 2024 - Former 96.5 KYXY-FM & KXSN/Sunny 98.1San Diego married morning hosts Rob & Joss Taylor have landed morning drive at Lotus Communications's KMXZ-FM/94.9 MIX where they kick off this week.

"We're excited to introduce Rob & Joss In The Morning to the 94.9 MIXfm team in Tucson, where their unique dynamic as a married couple will infuse each show with an extra layer of warmth and relatability," said Tucson OM/PD Larry Mac. "Their life together is the perfect prep for a morning show that will wake up the Old Pueblo in a fun and personal way."

Rob and Joss remarked, "We are so thrilled to be working with the team at Arizona Lotus. We have the opportunity to really connect with the Tucson community at a great radio station and with a company that believes in the things that make local radio great. HUGE thanks to Gary Berkowitz, Debbie Wagner and Larry Mac -- you have made this step in our radio journey incredible."




Karen West Shifts To Mornings, Barry McKay Added To Middays At WGH-FM/97.3 The Eagle Norfolk/Virginia Beach

THE MOUTH, APRIL 22ND, 2024 - Max Media of Hampton Roads announced the addition of radio veteran Barry McKay to the 97.3 The Eagle Norfolk/Virginia Beach to its on-air line-up. McKay will be taking over midday responsibilities, currently held by 30-year market veteran, Karen West, Assistant Program Director/Music Director for 97.3 The Eagle. With the move, Karen West, will be making the jump from middays to Eagle Morning’s as a one woman show.

“After many years in the midday slot, I'm thrilled about this new chapter in my career! I’m excited for this fresh start, which brings limitless opportunities to unleash my creativity!”, said West. McKay remarked, "It's an absolute thrill to reconnect with all the amazing listeners in Hampton Roads! I'm beyond excited to be back on the airwaves at this amazing heritage station.

Keith Barton, Vice President and Market Manager for Max Media Hampton Roads, remarked, “Karen has been a mainstay for country radio in our market for more than 3 decades. It is natural for her to wake up with our listeners every weekday morning. Her move to mornings created a great opportunity for a Hampton roads radio veteran like Barry to move to the midday slot on Eagle. We are very excited for them both as well as our listeners!”

The news comes on the heels of Annaliese Lemieux-Kaplan posting on Facebook that Friday was her last day in mornings at 97.3 The Eagle (WGH-FM). "I am so, so very grateful for the opportunities that this job (and this career as a whole) have brought my way. Two days ago was my seven year anniversary working in radio. It’s been a wild seven years." This announcement followed the recent exit of her morning co-host Cash Warren.




iHeart And Radhi Devlukia Announce New Weekly Wellness Podcast 'A Really Good Cry'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 22ND, 2024 - iHeartPodcasts and Radhi Devlukia announced “A Really Good Cry.” The weekly podcast that will take listeners through a journey to unlock their emotions and use them as tools to understand themselves better and truly embrace the power of a really good cry.

“I am so excited to launch this podcast. It’s a mixture of things I’m curious about, learning in my life and a place to let your guard down and feel all the waves of emotions we go through in life,” said Radhi Devlukia. “Emotions are meant to be felt, processed, and released and I’ve created this podcast as a safe space to hopefully help people do that in their lives. You’ll laugh, you'll learn, you’ll grow, and you’ll have a really good cry!”

“Actively cultivating a lifestyle that is focused on positive mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever,” said Will Pearson, President, iHeartPodcasts. “With our scale and reach, we hope ‘A Really Good Cry’ will help listeners around the world find the comfort and inspiration they need to help navigate the internal challenges they may be facing and find their happiness.”

'A Really Good Cry is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.




BFOA Announces 'The Philip J. Lombardo Spirit Award'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 22ND, 2024 - The Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFOA) has announced The Philip J. Lombardo Spirit Award to be presented annually at the Golden Mic Award Gala beginning in 2025. The Spirit Award will be bestowed upon an individual who exhibits the spirit of dedication and relentless drive to the Broadcasters Foundation charitable mission exemplified by its former longtime chairman, Phil Lombardo, who passed away earlier this year.

“Phil believed in giving back to an industry he deeply cared about, contributing both time and treasure to support the vital mission of the Broadcasters Foundation: helping fellow broadcasters during a difficult time in their lives,” observed Ray Cole, Broadcasters Foundation board member and retired President and Chief Operating Officer of Citadel Communications, the broadcast TV group founded by Lombardo. “This award is being underwritten by Kim Lombardo and her family along with Mario Gabelli, Phil’s longtime business associate and friend,” said Cole. “It’s an ideal way to recognize Phil’s unparalleled leadership and countless efforts that left a lasting impact on the Foundation’s mission.”

The inaugural Spirit Award recipient will be announced next year prior to the 2025 Golden Mic Award Gala. The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed more than $15 million dollars in aid over the past 20 years. This year, the Foundation will award approximately $1.8 million. For more information about the Broadcasters Foundation, to make a contribution or to apply for assistance, please visit, call 212-373-8250, or email




Free Webinar: Jacobs Media To Present Techsurvey 2024 Results On April 25th

THE MOUTH, APRIL 22ND, 2024 - Jacobs Media's annual Techsurvey reveal is set for April 25th. This year’s study includes participation from 500 radio stations, yielding more than 31,000 surveys from core radio listeners.

"Radio faces fierce competition in the car, and home radios continue to disappear," says Jacobs. "Has radio maintained its edge in key listening locations? What expectation do radio listeners have for engaging with their favorite radio personalities and hosts? What opportunities exist for on-air talent to build on radio’s local advantage? Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) seen as exciting, worrisome, or both? How do radio listeners perceive AI’s personal and societal impact? And what are their expectations about how this technology may or may not be used by radio?"

Techsurvey 2024 is presented in partnership with Inside Radio and is sponsored by Quu. If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact us at (248) 353-9030 or To register for the webinar, please register here



7Time's 'Most Influential' of 2024; Taylor Swift's First Day At Spotify

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Study: 75% of TikTok Users Create Just 2% Of Content

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2024 - In a post yesterday from DMR/Interactive titled: 'What Makes TikTok Tick, President/CEO Andrew Curran points to a recent Pew Research Center study that shows TikTok has grown 1,200% since 2018 (11.2 to 150 million active users). Despite this meteoric rise, it still boils down to the few who matter most (just like radio listening).

According to the Pew study, 75% of TikTok users create just 2% of the content. That means 25% of the users in the U.S. generate 98% of the content. "What does it take to be part of this prolific user segment," asks Curran? "7 posts? That's not posts per week or per month. That's 7 posts ever. Digital media platforms just like local media are predicated upon the few who matter most. The impact of small groups can be found across your own data sets: in your ratings, your streaming numbers, time-shifted consumption, podcast downloads, station app usage and group contest players."

The Marketing Brew reported in February, that TikTok’s US growth has been explosive—last year, the company touted 150 million US users on the platform, and it’s investing heavily in its stateside e-commerce business, with mixed results. What else is in the report: 56% of all US adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are on TikTok, but only 52% of those have ever posted a video. More than two-thirds of users have never added any information to their TikTok bio. 85% said the content shown on their “For You” pages is at least “somewhat interesting.” The median US adult follows 154 accounts on the platform, but has just 36 followers.




Dan Hunt & Travis Loughran Tapped For PD Posts At iHeart San Francisco

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2024 - iHeartMedia has named Dan Hunt Program Director for WiLD 94.9 and Travis Loughran rises to PD of Star 101.3, San Francisco. Both will report to Don Parker, SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia San Francisco. “I’m thrilled to welcome Dan Hunt to WiLD 94.9 and to reward Travis’ hard work and dedication to iHeartMedia/San Francisco with this well-deserved promotion to PD of Star 101.3,” stated Don Parker. “Both have a long track record of success at iHeartMedia, as well as previous programming positions prior to joining the company. I look forward to their leadership of these two iconic San Francisco brands.”

Dan joins the San Francisco cluster from iHeartMedia Atlanta’s Power 96.1, where he most recently served as the Program Director and a member of the CHR Brand Team. Prior to joining iHeartMedia Atlanta, Dan served as the Program Director of WRDW/Philadelphia and WWKX/Providence.

Travis is elevated from the Assistant Program Director position he previously held at both Star 101.3 and WiLD 94.9. His previous experience includes Programming and Creative Production positions at WQHT/New York, Program Director of KBMB/Sacramento and APD/MD of B95 for iHeartMedia Fresno.




Cumulus News Talk 580/105.9 KMJ Fresno Honored At City Hall By Mayor

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2024 - Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer officially declared yesterday, April 18, 2024, as "Christopher Gabriel Day," "Christina Musson Day," and "Fresno's Morning News Day." Christopher Gabriel of KMJ Morning News is heard on KMJ weekdays from 6:00am-9:00am. Christina Musson is co-host of Broeske & Musson on KMJ weekdays from 9:00am-11:00am.

The honors were bestowed upon the KMJ crew in recognition of their service to the community and several awards they have received recently. KMJ's Morning News team - Christopher Gabriel, Liz Kern, Don York and Gabe Navarro - took home a Golden Mike Award for Best Newscast from RTNA Southern California. Christopher Gabriel also won a Golden Mike Award for Best Sportscast.

Shown above: L-R: KMJ's Christina Musson (holding plaque) and husband Ralph Rendon are flanked by Fresno City Councilman Garry Bredefeld (Left), and Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer (Right).




Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFOA) Honors Industry Leaders


THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2024 - The Broadcasters Foundation of America issued its official photo yesterday of those honored at its annual breakfast during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. During the Breakfast, the Foundation honored several industry leaders. Six honorees received the Leadership Award, and Erica Farber received the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award.

Photo above and attached. Left to right: Mike McVay, President, McVay Media Consulting; Kathleen Kirby, Partner, Wiley; Don Bouloukos, CBS and ABC Radio Executive; Erica Farber, President & CEO, RAB; Frank Comerford, Chief Revenue Officer, President, Commercial Operations NBCU Local; John Rouse, Executive Vice President, ABC Affiliate Relations, Disney Platform Distribution; and Traug Keller, President ABC Radio Network/Sr. Vice President, ESPN Radio.




Living Legends Foundation to Honor Donnie Simpson, Mike Kelly & More

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2024 - The Living Legends Foundation has set Oct. 4 as the date for its 2024 awards dinner. The event, also celebrating the foundation’s 33rd anniversary, will take place at Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood.

Billboard reports, this year’s industry honorees includes: Donnie Simpson, Jerry Boulding Radio Award: Simpson signed off the air earlier this year after a 55-year career that began at Detroit’s WJLB-FM and included tenures at Washington, D.C., outlets WKYS-FM, WPGC-FM and WMMJ-FM. Simpson is a Radio Hall of Fame and National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee.

Also being honored is Mike Kelly, Music Executive Award: A radio broadcaster and record label executive of more than 40 years, Kelly served as PD of legendary St. Louis station KATZ-FM. He then segued into record promotion at various labels, including Arista, Motown, Elektra, Warner Music Group and Atlantic. Kelly currently works as a radio consultant via his company, Real One 24/7 Promotion and Marketing.

In a release announcing the upcoming awards dinner and gala, Living Legends Foundation chairperson David Linton commented in part, “As we reflect on the brilliance and excellence of today’s global music and entertainment leaders, we’re pleased that the organization remains the longest-standing Black music organization to date, founded in 1991 by Black music executives. And as we approach another milestone year, we’d like to further cement the organization as the key stakeholder in Black music by reclaiming our mission of ‘protecting and preserving the legacy of those who create, market and elevate Black music,’ which includes R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues, country, reggae and world music.”




Q102 Celebrating Taylor Swift Album Release With An Assist From Local Swifties

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2024 - If the world sounds a tad different today, this may be due to the release of Taylor Swift's new album 'The Tortured Poets Department." Q102 Cincinnati asks, "Are you ready for it?"

“The Tortured Poets Department” drops today and among the bevy of stations across the planet who are paying tribute is Q102 Cincinnati. DJ Kay is hosting Cincinnati’s biggest Swifties to help him play the record and give their reviews and opinions!

Lucky Swifties joined Kay live in the Q102 studio last night from 11pm – 1am this morining. Plus, they have the chance to win an exclusive, limited-edition vinyl copy of the album including copies of handwritten lyrics, photos, bonus tracks and more...courtesy of Target Stores.




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EDISON: 53% Of 13-34 Year Olds Are Reached By At Least Some Radio Every Single Day

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - Two of the themes running through many presentations and panels at NAB 2024 over the past several days have been in-car listening and listening among younger audio consumers. It turns out, when we are talking about today’s 13-34 year olds, the two topics come together. According to Share of Ear® from Edison Research, fully 53% of today’s 13-34 year olds are reached by at least some radio every single day – a stat that points to radio’s resilient reach. But location of listening is key when it comes to radio consumption among this group. The car is not only a good place to reach young radio listeners, for many it’s the ONLY place they listen. Among the 13-34s who listen to any radio, 56% of them will listen only in the car.

Programmers should consider the fact that when their messages and music are heard by young radio listeners, it is often in an in-car environment. Of course that means 44% of younger radio listeners report listening either someplace else, or both in the car and someplace else, which is also notable.

Share of Ear also tells us when young Americans are most likely to be listening to radio in the car. Morning (6am - 10am) and late afternoon (3pm -7pm) drive times are important for engaging almost all audiences, but specifically Americans 13-34. Programmers should be mindful of all the content they place on-air during these times since this key demographic is most likely to be listening to radio in the car then. Further daypart and age information is available within the broader Share of Ear report.





Beloved Kansas City Host Brian 'Slacker' Adams of KCFX-FM Passes Away Following Cancer Battle

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - Longtime Kansas City afternoon host, Brian "Slacker" Adams, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. Slacker, a 33-year veteran of Cumulus Kansas City radio, was on-air at 101 The Fox for the last 16 years. He was 59.

"It is with a broken heart that we share with you that our friend Slacker has passed away due to complications from AML. His wife Jennifer and daughter Brianna were with him at home as he left this life. We know you’ll join us at 101 The Fox in expressing your heartfelt condolences to Slacker’s family. Slacker had two great passions - his family, and his time on the air in Kansas City.

For over 33 years, the last 16 at 101 The Fox, Slacker loved to entertain his radio audience. He helped Veterans with Cars 4 Heroes and many other charities. He pointed out the little absurdities we all deal with, making us laugh at him and ourselves. Named Radio Legend by his peers, Slacker was a voice of, and for, Kansas City. Sadly, that voice is now silent. If you choose, Slacker asked that you pray for his family, and all who are affected by cancer. And pick up the phone and talk to that friend you haven't gotten around to talking to, today. Slacker would like that."

101 The Fox, Kansas City 101 The Fox aired a one-hour Slacker Special last night. In the special, Slacker talks about his favorite interviews, music, and what he loved about being on the radio in Kansas City. To stream the special, visit: The station has also posted a video tribute here.





Key Networks Takes Popular Talk Show 'Tony Katz Today' Into National Syndication

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - Key Networks has added conservative political talk radio show, Tony Katz Today to its nationally syndicated radio lineup. The popular Indianapolis-based radio show will be available to News/Talk stations through Key Networks starting April 22, 2024. Tony Katz Today is available as a weekday three-hour show in middays and as a three-hour weekend show airing on Saturday or Sunday.

Originating from flagship News/Talk station WIBC-FM in Indianapolis, IN, “Tony Katz Today” airs live Monday through Friday from Noon to 3:00pm Eastern. The weekday show is also available to stations on a delay. Using pop culture and comedy, host Tony Katz entertainingly works his way through hard news and current events, making the complex easy to understand and exposing political and media hypocrisy along the way. Tony focuses on right vs. wrong instead of right vs. left. He has signed both sides of the paycheck and understands the joys and challenges of business ownership.

Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer, Key Networks, said: “Tony brings a successful track record to the national stage with his common-sense approach to talk radio. When you have worked construction and the restaurant business, and have been a successful entrepreneur, you have a host who can talk the talk with audiences from coast to coast!”

Tony Katz commented: “There is nothing better than when everything perfectly aligns in life. And with syndication, having the full backing of David Wood and WIBC, and Dennis Green of Key Networks guiding the ship, I have that perfect alignment. I'm looking forward to working hard, proving my value to programmers and market managers across the country and providing a show, every day, that is fun and engaging. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go have a cigar.” For more information or to listen to a demo of Tony Katz Today, visit:

For info, contact Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer, Key Networks, at 844.KEY.NETS or





iHeart To Celebrate Taylor Swift Week On Hundreds of Its Stations Nationwide

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - “The Tortured Poets Department” is Taylor’s 12th studio album and her first featuring all new music since 2022’s wildly successful and critically-acclaimed “Midnights” that earned her a record-setting fourth Album of the Year win at the 2024 Grammys.

To celebrate the new album, hundreds of iHeartRadio stations across the country will feature Taylor-themed programming kicking off todayy, April 18 and throughout release week. On April 18, the day before release, all iHeartRadio CHR stations will feature a 10-minute mix full of Taylor’s biggest hits, while all iHeartRadio Hot AC stations will run a Taylor double-feature every hour highlighting a song from Taylor’s early Eras and one from her most recent. All week, Hot AC, CHR and select AC stations have been building anticipation for the “iHeartRadio Album Premiere with Taylor Swift” that will feature a broadcast of the album in its entirety the moment it’s released on Thursday at 9:01 p.m. PT / 12:01 a.m. ET.

Additionally, on April 19, iHeart kicks off the “13 Days of Taylor Swift Contest'' where Swifties can win official merch, and one lucky fan will win a guitar signed by Taylor and a trip to Miami for The Eras Tour! The promotion will be live for 13 days.




Audacy Plans 45 Volunteer Events Nationwide To Celebrate Earth Day As Part of '1Day1Thing' Initiative

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - Audacy announced it will conduct 45 volunteer events nationwide to celebrate Earth Day as part of its 1Day1Thing Sustainability Initiative. The series of events, which will engage team members across the country, aims to positively impact the communities the Company serves and the planet. Projects include tree planting, park and waterway cleanups, recycling projects and habitat restoration.

“We believe in the power of collective action to create positive change, and this unified mission to promote sustainability reminds us that one person doing one thing is good, but all of us doing our one thing together is better,” said Jaimie Field, Director of Sustainability, Audacy. “By engaging our team members nationwide and supporting local organizations, we aim to foster a healthier planet and stronger communities.”

Local partnerships include Habitat for Humanity in Dallas, Houston Botanic Garden in Houston, Hudson Square in New York City, Fairmount Park Conservancy in Philadelphia, Sawgrass Recreation Park in Miami and more. For a complete list of what each Audacy team is doing as part of the companywide 1Thing Sustainability Initiative, please visit

Produced by Newsradio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM) in Dallas, the program will air April 18 at 7:00 p.m. local time across Audacy News and select News/Talk brands and be available nationwide via the Audacy app.




Gen Media Partners To Present Free Webinar: 'Maximizing Political Dollars For Small & Medium Markets'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - Gen Media Partners and the Ten-Minute Trainer Network are pleased to announce a free webinar to help stations in small and medium markets maximize political advertising in the upcoming mid-term elections. Maximizing Political Dollars for Small & Medium Markets is open to everyone and will take place on Wednesday, April 24 at 12noon EST/11am CST/9am PST.

The webinar will be hosted by Gen Media Partners’ political advertising experts Roger Rafson, SVP of Political/Issue Advocacy and Strategic Alliances, Linley Grande, VP, Political Strategies Manager, and Heather Karban, Political Broadcast Strategist. These experienced specialists will provide actionable tactics to maximize every advertising political dollar while adhering to legal boundaries.

“Preparation is vital to ensure stations take full advantage of the political cycle,” said Greg Tacher, Executive Vice President, Gen Media Partners. “This is a terrific opportunity for small and medium market stations to gain valuable knowledge for free that can help them generate political advertising revenue.” “The Ten-Minute Trainer Network is excited to partner with Gen Media Partners to bring you this important and timely webinar,” said Bryan Marriott, President, Ten-Minute Trainer Network/P1 Learning. “In less than an hour, attendees will gain valuable insights from these political advertising experts.” To register for the FREE webinar, attendees may click here.




SNAPS: Awards Aplenty At NAB 2024 Las Vegas

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - Lots of honors awarded in Vegas this past week.Among them included Radio.Cloud’s which won three awards on Tuesday at the 2024 NAB Show: Best of Show from Radio World and NAB Product of the Year in two categories, AI/Machine Learning and Radio. "This was our most successful NAB Show yet with many great meetings," CEO and Founder Christian Brenner said. "I'm so proud of our team for their work to make the groundbreaking content creation product that it is today. It’s already serving the radio industry very successfully and we’ll continue to add new features throughout the year."Pictured above top left, (l-r): Shawn Gilbert (Solutions Architect), Jott Lischka (Product Lead, AI), Martin Glashauser(Project Manager), and Andrew Scaglione (Account Director).

Radio World presented the winners of its 2024 Best of Show Awards. ENCO Systems, Inc. was awarded a Best of Show Award this year for its leading AI spec ad service, SPECai. The Best of Show Awards celebrate companies leading the way in media and technology, as exhibited at the convention. ENCO Systems, Inc. was honored with two additional awards at the 2024 NAB Show, including the NAB Product of The Year Award and a TVTech Best in Show Award for the ENCO Qimera Virtual Production Product. Pictured at bottom left, L_R: Dave "Chachi" Denes, President, Benztown; Masa Patterson, VP of Sales & Operations, Benztown; and Ken Frommert, President, ENCO Systems, Inc. For the full list of 2024 Radio World Best of Show Award winners, visit:

Also passing out honors was The Broadcasters Foundation of America 2024 Leadership Awards and Lowry Mays Excellence Awards which were also presented at the BFOA breakfast, on Wednesday, April 17th. The 2024 Leadership Awards honorees included Don Bouloukos, CBS and ABC Radio Executive Frank Comerford, Chief Revenue Office, President, Commercial Operations NBCU Local Traug Keller, President ABC Radio Network/Sr. Vice President, ESPN Radio, Kathleen Kirby, Mike McVay, President, McVay Media Consulting (shown top right) and John Rouse, Executive Vice President, ABC Affiliate Relations, Disney Platform Distribution. The 2024 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award was presented to Erica Farber, President & CEO, RAB.




Boston’s Magic 106.7 FM And Hartford’s Lite 100.5 Host 'An Evening With Delilah'


THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2024 - Premiere Networks-syndicated personality Delilah recently visited affiliates Magic 106.7/WMJX-FM in Boston, Mass., and Lite 100.5 FM/WRCH-FM in Hartford, Conn. The Audacy stations hosted an “Evening with Delilah” at the Revere Hotel Boston Common on April 10 and the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., on April 11, respectively.

The sold-out events featured candid conversations where Delilah shared stories from her life and career in radio, in addition to live Q&A sessions with fans, and appearances from local talents including Magic 106.7’s Sue Tabb, Karen Blake and Joe Cortese, and Lite 100.5 FM’s Mike & Mary and Joan Dylan. Both evenings were followed up with meet and greets for listeners and clients. A person in a yellow jacket Description automatically generated

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NAB Hands Out 10 Crystal Awards In Las Vegas; KSTP-FM Honored With Crystal Heritage Award

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2024 - The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced 10 winners of the 37th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their exceptional year-round commitment to community service. The 2024 NAB Crystal Radio Award recipients listed below were chosen from 50 previously announced finalists. Finalists were honored and winners were announced during the We Are Broadcasters celebration on Tuesday at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The winners were chosen by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms. KFI-AM Los Angeles, Calif KKBQ-FM Houston, Texas KMVP-FM Phoenix, Ariz. KNDE-FM College Station, Texas KSL-FM Salt Lake City, Utah WBZZ-FM Pittsburgh, Pa. WHPT-FM Tampa Bay, Fla. WJJY-FM Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. WLBC-FM Muncie, Ind. WNRP-AM Pensacola, Fla. NAB presented Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP-FM, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., with the esteemed Crystal Heritage Award during the ceremony.

The Heritage Award recognizes radio stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards for exceptional year-round community service efforts. Only 11 other stations have received this honor.




Carol Burnett To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 49th Annual Gracies

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2024 - The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced that Carol Burnett (L), a dlegendary figure in entertainment, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 49th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 21 at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, in Beverly Hills.

Additionally, Emmy Award-winning artist, Rachel Platten (R), will be performing at the gala, adding to the evening's celebration. A full list of this year’s winners can be found here.

Burnett, an award-winning actress and bestselling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work for her comedic and dramatic roles on television, film, and Broadway, most notably “The Carol Burnett Show.”Named in 2007 by TIME as one of 100 Best Television Shows of All Time, “The Carol Burnett Show” ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history.

Currently, Carol is in a new series for Apple TV that premiered this past March 20th entitled, “Palm Royal.” The setting for the comedy is 1969 Palm Beach, Florida and its high society life of inclusion vs. exclusion. Carol plays the matriarch in that world.

For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Gracie Awards please visit and follow us on X (@AllWomeninMedia), (#TheGracies), Instagram (@allwomeninmedia), Facebook, and LinkedIn.




NAB 'Grateful' To House Committee Announcement Of Bipartisan Legislative Hearing On AM Radio

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2024 - In response to the announcement that House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (NJ) will hold a legislative hearing April 30 titled “Draft Legislation to Preserve Americans’ Access to AM Radio,” the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:

"NAB is deeply grateful to Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Ranking Member Frank Pallone for their continued leadership in safeguarding continued access to AM radio in new cars. With 82 million monthly listeners, AM radio is the backbone of the Emergency Alert System and serves as a trusted source of factual news and diverse programming in communities across the country. Local broadcasters look forward to continue working with Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member Pallone and all committee members to ensure this critical communications medium remains accessible to listeners across the country.”

Chairwoman McMorris Rodgers and Ranking Member Pallone have released draft legislation that mirrors the legislative language that was passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee last year. The AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act (S.1669/H.R. 3413) currently has 48 cosponsors in the Senate and 245 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.




Audacy Teams With Super Hi-Fi To Bolster Its Digital Ecosystem

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2024 - Super Hi-Fi and Audacy have announced an enhanced partnership to drive operational innovation and efficiency across Audacy’s digital ecosystem. The partnership will streamline Audacy’s digital content programming, production, and broadcasting processes while creating stickier listener environments and more opportunities for advertisers to engage with them.

“As the nation’s second-largest radio broadcaster, we’re always integrating cutting-edge technologies into our stack to deliver the best experiences for our 200 Million monthly listeners and more efficiencies to our business,” said Sarah Foss, CTO of Audacy. “This partnership underscores our commitment to building the future of digital Audio, and we’re thrilled to see it start coming to fruition.”

Audacy is also announcing that 5 of its highest-rated HD Radio stations are transitioning to use Super Hi-Fi’s Program Director Radio Operating System, adding new capabilities while lowering operational complexity and costs. These announcements follow the recent news that all of Audacy’s 700 digital Exclusive Stations






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Study: 'Audiences Are Open To Use Of AI For Content Creation - 'Just Want To Be Informed Of Use'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2024 -During this week's NAB Show in Las Vegas, Futuri’s CEO Daniel Anstandig, alongside co-presenter Ameca, the AI-powered humanoid robot, shared findings from a study conducted on AI's role in media. Futuri’s AI in Media Study surveyed nearly 5,200 media consumers across the United States, including 2,624 radio listeners, revealing powerful insights into audience perceptions, expectations, and the future of AI-powered media content. The study was conducted by CMG Custom Research. The findings challenge the traditional approach of radio and audio content production, suggesting a shift towards openness to human-AI collaboration:

"Futuri’s study shows that audiences are open to media’s adoption of AI for content creation. In fact, 1 in 5 listeners believe they already listen to a radio station that is using AI. Listeners also believe that AI will assist media in creating more relevant and engaging content. They just want to be informed of its use, and for it to be used in the right scenarios,"

Anstandig noted, "This study reveals an industry at the dawn of an AI revolution. The demand for content in general, is at an all-time high, and AI promises to make broadcast teams capable of generating the sheer volume of audio content across multiple platforms that audiences demand.”

Anstandig concluded: “Now is the time for radio to maximize its human talent, and use AI to enhance our ability to produce content for every daypart and every platform. The radio industry is not served by debates about whether or not AI is coming... it’s here, it’s inevitable. Content creators are using AI to grow their audience and revenue every day. Now, we in radio need to adopt practical tools and solutions to make ourselves more efficient and impactful. Radio is also not served by debates about replacing humans with AI. We need all the human ingenuity and creativity we can get, and we need to augment and extend it with AI. A strong media industry is good for democracy, and good for society. ”

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MIW Honors Erica Farber With Inaugural Impact Award

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2024 - Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc. (MIW announced that Erica Farber, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Radio Advertising Bureau, as the recipient of its inaugural “Impact Award.” This prestigious new accolade is dedicated to honoring a woman who has effected positive change on multiple fronts. A true champion of service, this individual actively engages with impactful organizations, generously contributing their time, wisdom, network, and resources.

For over 12 years, Erica has served as President and CEO of the RAB (Radio Advertising Bureau). Her advocacy for the broadcasting industry has helped drive business, grow advertising revenue, and communicate Radio's digital transition. Prior to the RAB, Farber was the CEO of the radio consulting and Internet service provider, The Farber Connection LLC, a firm she founded in 2010. During her fifteen-year tenure at Radio & Records, Farber held various positions including COO, President, Publisher, and CEO. Farber has held nearly every position in Radio Sales & Management including rising through the ranks at the INTEREP Companies and serving as Executive Vice President/Radio Development Director.

Her radio management career grew quickly when she was appointed General Sales Manager and General Manager of WROR-FM in Boston in the same year. Her success then led to an appointment as Vice President/General Manager of WXLO-FM, In New York. In 2021, Farber was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame, marking a pinnacle achievement in a career dedicated to excellence and innovation in the radio industry. Erica is a founding member of Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Inc, and is an active and integral member of the board.

Erica stated. “Being recognized by such influential women in the industry is incredibly meaningful and humbling to me. I owe immense gratitude to the mentors and inspirational women who have supported and uplifted me along the way. They are the foundation of my success. My heartfelt thanks go to Ruth and the MIW Board, and to all of you who share my passion for radio and the impactful work we are privileged to do every day.” To learn more about the organization, please visit




Ryan Hurley Named Brand Manager of Audacy's WFAN New York And Infinity Sports Network

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2024 - Audacy welcomes Ryan Hurley as the new Brand Manager of WFAN (WFAN-FM/AM) and Infinity Sports Network. Hurley succeeds Spike Eskin, who is departing for SportsRadio 94WIP (WIP-FM) in Philadelphia, as the lead content executive for both brands.

“Ryan knows radio, sports and New York, making him a triple threat to take the reins of WFAN, which continues to be the city's most influential and dominant sports platform,” said Chris Oliviero, New York Market President, Audacy. “In addition, with Infinity Sports Network, Ryan will have a major impact on the sports conversation nationwide. All of us at Audacy are excited to welcome him to the team.”

“I am excited and grateful to have the opportunity to join this legendary station,” said Hurley. “The term ‘dream job’ can get thrown around a lot, but as someone who grew up listening to The Fan religiously, that is exactly what this is. There is an incredible team here led by Chris Oliviero, and I look forward to this journey ahead with them.”

Hurley spent the last two decades at ESPN New York, starting there as an intern in 2004 after graduating from Hofstra University. While there, he produced various shows and live play-by-play broadcasts, working his way to becoming the station’s Executive Producer and eventually Program Director in 2017. David May

urnick has been named Assistant Brand Manager of WFAN and Infinity Sports Network and will report to Hurley.




Ron Russo Joins Key Networks as President of Sales

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2024 - Key Networks has tapped Ron Russo as President of Sales. He'll report to Chief Executive Officer, Rob Koblasz, and to Dennis Green, Chief Operating Officer. He was previously President of Sales for Westwood One and was with the New York-based radio network from 2015-2023. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia in New York from 2008-2015, following five years as Senior Account Executive with the former CBS Radio in New York.

Koblasz said: “We thank outgoing President of Sales, Jason Wilberding, for his contributions and wish him well in the real estate endeavors he is leaving to pursue.” Ron Russo commented: “I’m excited to jump in with the team and build from the success they have experienced over the past several years. With its innovative focus and fresh mindset, Key Networks is well positioned to excel in this evolving marketplace.”




Cumulus Takes Fans Behind the Scenes In Making of Zac Brown's New Single On 'Your Music Plus'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2024 - Cumulus launched the latest installment of its exclusive multi-part audio series, Your Music Plus, featuring exclusive insights and personal stories from the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern rock group Zac Brown Band on the making of their new feel-good summer anthem, “Tie Up,” on Warner Music Nashville. The campaign will air on Cumulus Media’s Country stations across the U.S. over the next eight weeks.

Greg Frey, VP of Music Partnerships, Cumulus Media, said: “Zac Brown Band has delivered the ultimate summer song showcasing everything people love about the band: stellar musicianship, infectious hooks, and Everyman lyrics about the joy of getting away from it all. Cumulus Media couldn’t be more excited to partner with Warner Nashville to bring the song to our listeners.”

 Kristen Williams, SVP, Radio & Commercial Partnerships, Warner Music Nashville, said: “Zac Brown Band's new single "Tie Up" might just be the ultimate summer jam. The song gives off those easy-going vibes of weekends on the water and is produced in a way that only Zac Brown Band can deliver. We are thrilled that Cumulus has jumped in and selected this song for the Your Music Plus campaign! Turn it up, kick back and relax!”

 Cumulus Media debuted the high-profile Your Music Plus (originally dubbed Your Music First) campaign in February 2023 to highlight new music in a unique way by sharing with radio listeners the thoughts of the biggest stars in different formats in a series of revealing and exclusive vignettes across AC, Alternative, CHR, Country, Hot AC, Rock and Urban formats.





Dan Patrick's Podcast Networks Adds Pair Of Jomboy Media Shows

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2024 -iHeartPodcasts, Dan Patrick and Jomboy Media announced a partnership to add the “Jimmy’s Three Things” and “Wake N’ Jake” podcasts to The Dan Patrick Podcast Network, effective immediately. Co-produced by Patrick, iHeartPodcasts, Workhouse Media and Jomboy Media, “Jimmy’s Three Things” and “Wake N’ Jake” — individually hosted by Jomboy Media co-founders Jimmy “Jomboy” O’Brien” and Jake Storiale, respectively — are available now on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.

“Dan Patrick’s an originator of the fun-first, fan-driven sports community that Jomboy Media is built upon,” said Jimmy “Jomboy” O’Brien. “Partnering with his podcast network is a tremendous opportunity to take two of our most fun shows to the new level.” “I grew up watching Dan Patrick and to be working with him now is a dream.” said Jake Storiale. “It’s really cool to see our company grow in so many organic and surprising ways, and now some of our shows will be hosted on one of the biggest podcast platforms in the country.” “Moments with Jimmy ‘Jomboy’ O’Brien and Jake Storiale are rarely predictable,” shared Dan Patrick. “I love entertainment that surprises and informs, which makes ‘Jimmy’s Three Things’ and ‘Wake N’ Jake’ great additions to my podcast network.”

“Jimmy’s Three Things,” “Wake N’ Jake” and the entire Dan Patrick Podcast Network are distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Dan Patrick is represented by Paul Anderson of Workhouse Media. For more information, visit




Rob 'WorldWideWob' Perez Joins SiriusXM NBA Radio

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2024 - SiriusXM announced that popular social media personality Rob Perez, known to millions of NBA fans by his handle, @WorldWideWob, is joining the talent roster on the 24/7 SiriusXM NBA Radio channel. With the start of this year’s NBA postseason, which begins with the SoFi Play-In Tournament April 16-19, Perez will host SiriusXM NBA Radio’s live postgame show multiple nights each week through the Playoffs, reacting to the results and standout performances, interviewing players and taking calls from fans across the country.

“After so many years as a listener, it’s an honor to join SiriusXM NBA Radio as a host,” said Perez. “There aren’t many late night postgame shows like this one that are able to connect with fans and capture the emotion of the night’s wins and losses, so I’m quite excited for this opportunity. Being a voice of the NBA fan has been a strength and a passion for me, and I’m looking forward to bringing that to the air.” The SiriusXM NBA Radio channel is available to listeners on channel 86 in their cars and streaming on the SiriusXM app:



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Cale Berger & Amanda Gorecki Team For Mornings On Y108 Pittsburgh

THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 - Audacy's WDSY-FM/Y108 has named Cale Berger and Amanda Gorecki as its new morning show on Y108 (WDSY-FM) Pittsburgh. “As native Pittsburghers, Cale and Amanda will connect with our local listeners on many levels, and their passionate energy should allow them to be one of the next great morning shows in the city,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Pittsburgh.

“I am beyond appreciative of this opportunity with Y108. Pittsburgh is incredible and home to some of America's best country music fans,” said Berger. “I was raised on country radio and could not be more excited to join Amanda on this adventure.” Berger, 2021 recipient of the Media Association of Pittsburgh's Rising Star Award, has been with Audacy for seven years, serving as Producer, On-Air Personality and Director of Social Media, helping to earn KDKA News Radio (KDKA-AM/100.1-FM) a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for outstanding digital presence. He will continue covering football and men’s basketball on the Pitt Panthers Radio Network alongside this new role.

“As a lifelong Pittsburgher, I'm thrilled to transition to this new role as I officially join the Y108 family and engage directly with our listeners,” said Gorecki. “I love country music and this community, and I can't wait to partner with Cale to kick start your mornings!” Gorecki has been with Audacy since 2017 in various roles.




WLS-AM 890 In Chicago Celebrates 100 Years On-Air

THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 - Cumulus announces that Chicago News/Talk station WLS-AM 890 celebrates 100 years on-air today. On April 12, 1924, at 6:00pm, an experiment in radio took to the airwaves and “W-L-S, The Sears-Roebuck Station, Chicago!” was live on-air. 100 years later, the station looks back to honor those who made 890 WLS-AM what it is today. What started as a station for farmers evolved into the epicenter for rock ‘n’ roll in the 60s and 70s and for the past 30 years, has been the home for news and talk in Chicago.WLS-AM 890 kicked off the event with two-part 100 anniversary special on Saturday, April 13th and on Sunday, April 14th, from 4:00pm-8:00pm each day, hosted by Jeff Davis.

Marv Nyren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Chicago, said: “WLS is bigger than a destination on your radio dial – it’s a Chicago institution and treasure. 100 years ago, radio was simply sound communication via radio waves but there's nothing simple about the impact of WLS on Chicago. WLS has been a neighbor, a friend, and a mentor for people in Chicagoland. It's been a place where people can go for entertainment and information - and it’s been a companion to the biggest moments in history.  We are excited to usher in WLS-AM’s next 100 years with Chicago’s best audio content on-air, online, on-demand, and onsite.”

 Stephanie Tichenor, Program Director, 890 WLS-AM, commented: "We are not bound by physical limits. WLS is on your phone, your smart speakers, in your car, and on your desktop. Our signal only grows in this digital world, and we will continue to grow and evolve thanks to our amazing team. Please join us in wishing the Big 89 a Happy 100th Birthday and here's to the next century of WLS, radio, and Chicago!”




Audacy To Celebrate Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department To Its Stations Nationwide


THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 -To celebrate Taylor Swift’s upcoming new album, The Tortured Poets Department, the Company will air unique content, including the debut of the “TAY ALL DAY” exclusive station featuring all of Taylor’s Version songs from April 12 to April 21. The station will be available nationwide via the Audacy app and website. Audacy’s Bru will host an album release special, “A Meeting of the Tortured Poets Department,” on all Audacy Top 40 and Hot AC stations, playing the entire album on air to coincide with its release on April 19 at 12:00 a.m. ET.

All weekend, Audacy stations nationwide will play select new tracks from the record. Starting April 22, listeners will have the chance to win a trip to see her in London with Audacy’s TAY IN THE UK. “Taylor’s success is like nothing this world has ever seen. She’s a once-in-a-lifetime artist, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. We are beyond excited to celebrate with our fellow Swifties,” said Michael Martin, SVP of Programming and Head of Music Initiatives.




Pillar Media Adds Sarah Roberts To Digital Team

THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 -Pillar Media has named Sarah Roberts as the newest member of the Digital Team. Roberts comes to Pillar Media from the Shine.FM Media Network where she served as Director of Concerts and Events, as well as Social Media Coordinator. Pillar Media Director of Digital Content, Cari Kates, says, “We’re elated to add Sarah to our growing team. She brings valuable experience in managing multiple projects in multiple markets, with a keen attention to detail. She’ll be a great asset to the team in juggling the digital properties of five local stations while doing it with excellence!”

In her new role, Roberts will manage Digital Operations for all of Pillar Media, which includes WAWZ/NYC-NJ, WAKW/Cincinnati, KPOF/Denver, along with the recent acquisitions of KJHM and KFCO/Denver. Roberts shared, "I’m thrilled to join a dynamic team that is dedicated to being local and sharing the good news of Jesus in its communities, and I’m looking forward to utilizing my digital experiences to help build and expand Pillar Media’s digital presence."




Audacy And ElevenLabs Strike Partnership

THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 - Audacy is partnering with voice AI research and deployment company ElevenLabs to augment its existing programming and production workflows. Through ElevenLabs’ market-leading synthetic voice capabilities, this partnership will create a robust library of voices for Audacy to deliver custom experiences for listeners and advertising clients. Audacy will infuse creator-led ideas and concepts with ElevenLabs’ technology to further bolster its programmers' and talents’ unique ability to engage deeply with audiences at scale.

“By experimenting with ElevenLabs’ synthetic voice capabilities, we're transforming how we connect with our listeners and create value for our advertising partners,” said Jeff Sottolano, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, Audacy. “By streamlining workflows, this collaboration will empower creators with more bandwidth to focus on the exceptional content and listening experiences our audiences love and expect from Audacy.”

“Through our work with Audacy, we’re bringing new voices to life, making radio more diverse and accessible for everyone,” says Carles Reina, Vice President of Revenue, ElevenLabs. “This technology also means we can produce more creator-led content faster, keeping up with the speed of today’s world.”




AdLarge’s fwd. Network Adds 'Right Answers Mostly' To Podcast Line Up

THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 -AdLarg welcomes' Right Answers Mostly' as the latest addition to the fwd. network. This addition underscores AdLarge and the fwd. network’s commitment to providing an open platform for female voices to amplify their narratives and perspectives. Right Answers Mostly, co-created and hosted by Tess Bellomo and Claire Donald, is the podcast on what you didn’t learn about in history class, but wanted to, with an unfiltered deep dive into the stories absent from your school textbooks.

"We are thrilled to join forces with AdLarge’s fwd. network and their exceptional team," said Tess and Claire. "History has always been told predominantly by men in a pretty intimidating manner. We recognized an opportunity for women to re-examine a lot of these stories we were told in school and make it feel more like gossiping with your friends over a cocktail while learning a lot. We aim to be really approachable, entertaining, and also empathetic." Episodes drop weekly every Monday. Right Answers Mostly can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. For more information about advertising on Right Answers Mostly, reach out to




Star 99.9 Norwalk's Anna And Raven Raise $10,000 For 'Tiny Miracles' Foundations

THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 -The Star 99.9 morning show held their annual “Anna and Raven Maritime Chevrolet Dance-a-thon” this past Saturday at the SoNo Collection in Norwalk. The event raised $10,000 for the Darien, CT based Tiny Miracles Foundation. This group helps support families with premature babies. 14 dance troops representing Fairfield and New Haven, CT as well as Westchester NY performed in front of an enthusiastic crowd in the Magnificent Room of the SoNo Collection. All types of dance from jazz, tap, contemporary, acrobatics and Broadway was represented and each group helped fundraise for the cause.

“It’s always such a highlight to see so many talented, beautiful dancers of all ages come together to perform for a great cause,” said Anna Zap, “Their energy and love of dance is contagious” “We are so grateful for our partnership with Star 99.9 and the Anna & Raven Show,” said Tina Tison, Executive Director of The Tiny Miracles Foundation. “The funds provided by the Dance A Thon this year, and in years past, enable us to support hundreds of families every year in our community with premature babies in the NICU.”

Anna and Raven, who are heard via Compass Media on 60 radio stations around the country, will now take this concept to Long Island.




Longtime Pittsburgh Great Larry O'Brien Passes Away

THE MOUTH, APRIL 15TH, 2024 -Legendary Pittsburgh radio personality Larry O'Brien passed away on April 3, 2024, in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. For most of his adult life, Larry lived in Pittsburgh, where he co-hosted the popular “O’Brien and Garry” (shown left) morning radio show with the late John Garry on 1250/WTAE.

Larry O'Brien was first heard on the radio in Toledo, OH at WTOD in 1962. Other stops included WYSL, Buffalo, NY, KSOL in San Francisco, and WGH in Norfolk, VA.

Larry was hired to host mornings at WTAE-AM in 1972, where he would soon be reunited with John Garry, with whom he worked in Toledo, Ohio. Though they worked different shifts at WTAE at first, the duo was able to convince station management to let them have a crack at their own morning show in 1975. The "O'Brien and Garry" show became a staple of Pittsburgh morning radio on WTAE, shifting to sister station WHTX-FM from 1983 to 1992. The show moved to WMXP-FM in Pittsburgh before returning to WTAE in 1994.

Services were private. Contributions may be made in Larry’s name to the charity of your choice (story contributed by Art Vuolo)



7'Golden Bachelor Couple' Split; News From Coachella


‘Golden Bachelor’ Couple Gerry Turner And Theresa Nist Split 3 Months After Wedding

... Host Breaks Silence on Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist's Divorce

Executor of O.J. Simpson's Estate Plans to Fight Payout to the Families of Brown and Goldman

CBS Pulls The Plug On Billy Joel At Worst Possible Moment, And Fans Are PO'd

Jelly Roll Sued for Alleged Trademark Infringement 

Billie Eilish and Shakira are the Surprise Performers at Coachella’s First Night

... Grimes Apologizes For Coachella Set Marred By Technical Problems

... ... Nelly Furtado Shows Off Bloodied Finger After Falling During Coachella Performance

Ryan Gosling and Kate McKinnon’s ‘Close Encounter’ Sketch Sends ‘SNL’ Cold Open Into Hysterics

Caitlin Clark Beat Michael Ché at His Own Game During Her Hilarious Saturday Night Live Debut






NABF To Honor Outstanding Broadcasters With 2024 Celebration of Service To America Awards


THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2024 -The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF announced the recipients of the 2024 Celebration of Service to America Awards, which recognize outstanding service to their communities by local television and radio stations. Winners will be honored at the awards ceremony on June 4, 2024, at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. The Celebration of Service to America Awards, presented by Bonneville International and Hearst Television.

“Television and radio stations are the cornerstones of their communities, and they go above and beyond to serve their audiences,” said NAB Leadership Foundation President Michelle Duke. “From trusted reporting that uncovers corruption to fundraisers that help those in need, these stations are doing incredible work. We can’t wait to share their stories with everyone at the 2024 Celebration of Service to America gala in June.”

Among the radio honorees include: Service to Community Award for Radio, Broadcast Ownership Group Bonneville, Maui StrongRacket - Service to Community Award for Radio, Large/Major Market WFSH-FM, Salem Media Group, Atlanta, Ga.,   In Plane Sight Service to Community Award for Radio – Medium Market KTXY-FM, Zimmer Communications, Columbia, Mo. - Children's Miracle Network Radiothon Service to Community Award - Voices of GenZ Service to Community Award for Radio – Small Market WLBC-FM, Woof Boom, Muncie, Ind. For more information about the awards and event, visit





iHeartMedia Announces Lineup For The Daytime Village at The 2024 iHeartCountry Festival

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2024 -iHeartMedia announced today the lineup for the Daytime Village at the 2024 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One on Saturday, May 4 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. CT at the Dell Technologies Plaza of Moody Center in Austin, TX.  The free daytime event will feature live performances by Riley Green, Chris Lane, Walker Hayes, Ashley Cooke, Chase Matthew and Kelsey Hart.

The Daytime Village will also feature interactive experiences by iHeartRadio's brand partners. The Daytime Village at the 2024 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One will kick off at Moody Center with the main event Saturday evening, May 4. Now in its eleventh year, the 2024 lineup will feature Country music’s hottest artists including Jason Aldean, Jelly Roll, Old Dominion, Lady A, Riley Green, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Walker Hayes and more performing live at Moody Center in Austin, hosted once again by iHeartMedia's nationally syndicated top on-air Country personality, Bobby Bones.

iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live in their local markets and on on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (7 p.m. CT). St Jude Children's Research Hospital® is the benefiting charity partner of the 2024 iHeartCountry Festival. Music unites, heals, and changes lives and that’s why the country music community is proud to support St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer and invites fans to help too.




Free Webinar: Jacobs Media To Present Techsurvey 2024 Results On April 25th

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2024 - Our annual Techsurvey is the radio broadcasting industry's largest survey, with this year’s study seeing participation from 500 radio stations, yielding more than 31,000 surveys from core radio listeners. Our 20th annual study is packed with rich data covering a variety of new topics, and we are excited to share these findings - along with all the familiar trending data on radio listener technology usage and behaviors - with you and your staff, including: The in-car rebound, who is working from home, and how are both listening environments impacting radio overall? Radio faces fierce competition in the car, and home radios continue to disappear.

We’ll look at radio’s core strengths and examine the trends to see if there are any new vulnerabilities to address. Are personalities still overshadowing music on the hierarchy of why respondents listen to broadcast radio? Techsurvey 2024 is presented in partnership with Inside Radio and is sponsored by Quu.

If you have any questions about the webinar, please contact us at (248) 353-9030 or To register for the webinar, please register here




Milwaukee To Debut New Weekday Show Hosted by Steve 'Sparky' Fifer

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2024 -Audacy introduces a new local weekday show hosted by Steve “Sparky” Fifer on 1250 AM The Fan (WSSP-AM) in Milwaukee. “Wisconsin Sports Daily” will air weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT beginning April 15.

“I'm super excited to be hosting ‘Wisconsin Sports Daily,’ and I can't wait to talk about our favorite sports teams with our loyal listeners,” said Fifer. “The opportunity to host great guests to add to our conversations is a plus. Let's bring some passion back into sports talk radio in Milwaukee!”

Fifer is the Assistant Program Director and on-air host at 1250 AM The Fan, where he covers the Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers, and Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). He has been with the station since its start in January 2005. Fifer hosts a Bucks postgame show and numerous podcasts, including Curd & Long, Green and Growing and Spare/Time Bowling Show. He also helps run Audacy’s BetQL Network in other markets.





SiriusXM To Debut New Weekly Show, 'Last Update On The Left'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2024 - SiriusXM announced the premiere of a new weekly show “Last Update on the Left.” Hosted by Henry Zebrowski, Marcus Parks, and Ed Larson, the series takes a look back over the 13-year history of the chart-topping comedy horror podcast “Last Podcast on the Left” to answer the question: where are these horrible people now? The series, available exclusively to SiriusXM subscribers, premieres April 18.

Since launching in 2011, “Last Podcast on the Left” has garnered 700 million downloads and regularly ranks among the most listened to podcasts, according to Edison Research. This new series is the latest launch from SiriusXM’s ongoing agreement with “Last Podcast on the Left,” which also gives SiriusXM Media, the combined advertising sales group from Sirius XM Holdings Inc., exclusive global ad sales rights for the hit podcast. New episodes of “Last Update on the Left” will be available every Thursday beginning April 18 on the SiriusXM app and in vehicles equipped with SiriusXM with 360L.





Podbean Offers Workshops To Transform Your Podcast Strategies

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2024 -Podbean announces their latest event, “Unlocking Podbean’s Premium Tools: An Interactive Podcasting Workshop on Podcast Publishing.” Emphasizing the support and commitment to the podcasting community's growth and development, this educational virtual event is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th.

'Podbean is committed to empowering podcasters with the tools and insights needed to succeed in a competitive digital landscape," says CEO, David Xu. "This workshop event is a testament to our dedication, offering a deep dive into the features that can transform a podcast from good to great."

The cost is FREE, register here





Leighton Media To Demonstrate How Small/Medium Market Radio Broadcasters Can Achieve Digital O&O Revenue

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2024 -With the steady decline of on-air ad revenues continuing, many radio broadcasters have turned to digital ad sales to make up the difference and stake their claim as effective solutions for their advertisers. While many radio groups desire to make this adjustment, they face the challenge of convincing advertisers of being a viable option.

Leighton Media, the group owner of radio stations in seven locations in the Upper Midwest, is celebrating results generated by their internal digital ad sales team which serves as living proof that radio can be successful at selling digital. Leighton is reporting a tremendous rise in digital revenue generated by their owned assets with an impressive increase of approximately 4x over the last five years, the same time frame during which Leighton has been partnered with SoCast.

At Leighton, outgoing Executive Director of Digital, Kelli Frieler, was responsible for overseeing much of the growth in digital sales during the company’s five-year partnership with SoCast. According to Kelli, “As we focused our efforts on a content-first approach, we needed a technology partner that enabled our team to manage many properties effectively and efficiently. SoCast’s partnership gave our team the support to scale quickly and keep audience experience at the forefront of our efforts. As our audience platforms expanded, our partnership with SoCast gave us the extra support we needed to manage all of the integrations, vendor relationships, app store administration, and multiple billing teams."

For more information visit



7O.J. Simpson Dead At 76; Car Chase One Of Most Watched In TV History


Reactions To OJ Simpson's Death

... Infamous White Bronco Chase One of the Most-Watched Events in TV History

.... Caitlyn Jenner Says 'Good Riddance'

Some Taylor Swift Tracks Return to TikTok, Despite Ongoing Dispute with UMG 

Adam Levine Reacts to Mick Jagger Dancing to Maroon 5 Hit “Moves Like Jagger”: “Really Surreal”

Coachella 2024 Lineup & Schedule: All the Set Times You Need to Know

South Park's Matt Stone, Trey Parker Set Comedy With Kendrick Lamar

Conan O’Brien Confesses The Worst Thing His Talk Show Guests Say During Interviews

Showtime App Shutting Down at the End of April




Edison: The Top Five Podcasts For Exclusive Listeners

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2024 - In Edison's latest weekly insights it says for most people, once they start listening to podcasts, they can’t stop. A new listener starts with that first show, which leads to another show, and down the podcasting rabbit hole they go. For others, it is a single show that captures their attention and all of their podcasting time gets devoted to it.

In Edison Research’s recently released Infinite Dial 2024 report, we determined that more than one-third (34%) of all Americans age 13 and older now listen to podcasts each week. Among this group, there is a portion that listens to only one podcast title in that week. Using Edison Podcast Metrics we can look at shows that perform best for garnering these kinds of listeners.

Looking at the 500 biggest active shows in America, shown above are the shows with the highest portion of their audience that listens exclusively to that show. Each of these shows features a unique voice. But at the top of the list, and the leader by a large margin, is one of the many great stories that podcasting has spawned, a show hosted by Father Mike Schmitz, a Catholic priest from Minnesota. The Bible in a Year publishes every single day, starting on New Year’s Day, winding through the entire bible text to finish by December 31.

Edison Podcast Metrics estimates that an average of 30% of listeners to this show will not listen to any other show each week. Podcasting allows so many unique voices to find their audience, often in a manner that no one else might have considered. That a priest in Duluth Minnesota could build a very large and clearly very devoted audience is just one of so many examples of how podcasting fills in spaces in the content universe and sometimes finds large spaces that no one else could see.




Former Hosts Join Connoisseur Media's WEBE 108 As It Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary


THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2024 - WEBE 108 signed on the air forty years ago and to celebrate former DJs, sales staff and management were invited to share stories and memories at Stratford CT event space, Riverview Bistro. Many of the original staff from the 1984 sign on were present including current morning show host, Storm N. Norman. Former disc jockeys were selected to speak about their eras. Cathy Taylor, Peter Bush and current midday host Danny Lyons told stories of early ownership, the original late Program Director Curt Hansen, and how the station was built from scratch playing music that wasn’t heard on the air at the time.

Kristin Okesson, former WEBE sales manager and current Connoisseur Media CT Senior Vice President, and Connoisseur Media CEO Jeff Warshaw spoke of the fierce battle that took place between WEZN and WEBE for many years and how wonderful it is that now both stations are under the same roof. Laughs, memories, and story telling were the highlights of an evening that won’t soon be forgotten and truly a tribute to legacy of one of the premiere AC station’s in the country.

Connoisseur Media owns market-leading radio clusters in regions including Nassau-Suffolk, NY, Metro Fairfield CT, New Haven CT and Frederick, MD.




B-Dub Radio In The Saddle Again At 98.9 The Bull Seattle

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2024 - B-Dub Radio is returning to Hubbard's 98.9 The Bull Seattle for weekday afternoons and for Saturday Nights 7p-12a.

"We are bringing back all the pieces and parts that resulted in 98.9 The Bull earning a 'love' mark amongst the audience," says Hubbard/Seattle OM Scott Mahalick. “While we originally launched B-Dub Radio Weekdays as a night show, the team at Skyview Networks and myself realized that it naturally fits as a content driven afternoon show. To now have our second PM Drive affiliate in The Bull Seattle along with The Bull in Portland reenforces that belief. "

Bryan 'B-Dub' Washington held afternoons at 98.9 The Bull from April 2020 through March 2023. “The full show launches in a couple weeks. KPNW returned to country on April 1 with Fitz in mornings after spending a year as an adult alternative station. B-Dub previously worked as the Music Director at KMLE in Phoenix, Assistant Program Director/Music Director at KUPL The Bull in Portland and Assistant Program Director/Music Director at KWBL The Bull in Denver. B-Dub Radio is syndicated by Skyview Networks. For affiliation information, reach out to and visit




Futuri Bringing AI-Powered Co-Hosts And Caller Assistance To Radio

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2024 - Futuri today unveiled enhancements to its Futuri AudioAITM platform. These innovations represent a significant leap forward in integrating AI with live broadcast programming, podcasts, and audience interaction. At the forefront of these advancements is the introduction of real-time AI with CoHostAITM, which creates a seamless collaboration between human hosts and AI personalities during live broadcasts.

Futuri also announced new CallerAITM technology, where listeners can ‘call in’ and talk directly with AI. Conversations are recorded with permission of listeners, and may be used on the air. Futuri says this level of interaction and connection between listeners and AI opens up new possibilities for audience engagement and creates unique on-air content and audience experiences. Both capabilities facilitate direct interaction between AI, listeners, and AI hosts, allowing engagement in meaningful conversations with AI personalities.

Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig expressed excitement about the potential impact of these latest AI technologies on the broadcast and media industry. "Our mission is to empower broadcasters and creators to grow audience and revenue by creating compelling, interactive content that captivates audiences and fosters lasting connections,” said Anstandig.




SPECai Integrates Into vCreative Workflow Platforms

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2024 - ENCO Systems, Inc., Benztown, Compass Media Networks, and vCreative announce that they have entered into an innovative new partnership to bring SPECai to vCreative’s customers by integrating SPECai into its suite of creative workflow platforms for broadcasters.

For stations affiliated with both vCreative and SPECai, the integration will streamline the process of requesting a spec spot, as well as save time. Account executives can prepare for client meetings ahead of time, or be ready to create on the spot, by utilizing the integration to select the SPECai option from within the vPPO or vProMedia order form to create compelling spec spots to present to their clients. SPECai is a game-changer for media organizations and their sales reps, allowing them to create spec commercials in seconds using AI right in front of clients. SPECai blends AI scripts and AI voices with Benztown music beds to easily create fully produced spec commercials in seconds.

Mary DelGrande, Chief Executive Officer, vCreative, said: “AI is not just an add-on, but is becoming a core component that drives efficiency, creativity, and decision-making in all aspects of business. We recognized the need for a more robust AI tool in our suite of creative workflow products, so by integrating SPECai into our platforms, we are not just streamlining operations; we are reimagining what's possible for our clients. This partnership is a testament to our commitment to innovation that offers our users smarter, faster, and more intuitive tools that adapt to their evolving needs.”

SPECai demos are available at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas at the ENCO booth, W1743 in the West Hall. To schedule a SPECai demo in advance of the NAB Show, email Masa Patterson at: or Nancy Abramson at:




The LABF Radio & Podcasting Power Session To Offer Strategies For Successful Media Careers

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2024 - The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) and Benztown will present a special session entitled “From Programmers, Monetizers and Top Twenty Podcasters: Insights and Strategies for Navigating successful Media Careers”. The session will take place during the 2024 BEA Conference on Saturday, April 13th at 3pm inside the West Hall (W314-316) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Moderated by Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) Board Member and Benztown Co-founder/President Dave “Chachi” Denes. The session will cover multiple facets of the business including content creation, programming hit radio stations, co-hosting a top twenty podcast, and syndicating a radio show.

Learn how to navigate these areas for a successful career in media. Featured panelists will include: Sona Movsesian, Co-host, "Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” Podcast (Regularly featured among the top 20 most downloaded podcasts) Justin Chase, Chief Content Officer, Beasley Media Group Hiram Lazar, Chief Financial Officer, Compass Media Networks and Yamanair Creative

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with BEA and Benztown on this insightful career session designed for future leaders in our industry,” said LABF Co-chairs Heidi Raphael, Beasley Media Group Chief Communications Officer and Jack Goodman, former NAB general counsel and longtime DC-based communications attorney.





myTALK 107.1 Minneapolis On The Hunt For Next Afternoon Team; Stonecom With Multiple Openings

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2024 - Following the upcoming retirement of Lori Barghini and Julia Cobbs this June, Hubbard Radio's KTMY / myTalk 107.1 Minneapolis is on the hunt for its next afternoon show. Lori & Julia are retiring after 22 years says Hubbard Radio, so it’s time for what’s next. Among the job responsibilities include, prepare and create a topical show by gathering information from news flashes, wire copy, periodicals, computer, web and television. Interview guests and other famous or public personalities, as well as moderating panels or discussion shows.

The show will also be expected to engage listeners cheerfully on social media, the phone and at live events. Preparation of online blogs and similar social media activities on behalf of the station; the creation of podcasts or videos or both for online distribution, and participation in, and use of, various digital media platforms. Ensure that contests and promotions are conducted in compliance with FCC regulations, as well as federal and state laws.

The company adds, "If you have a massive ego, anger management problems, or treat people – you need not apply. Applicants must also have an ability to work other hours or alternate schedules as needed, as assigned or required. Make public appearances. Complete other duties as requested and needed.

Hubbard Radiio adds, "We are an equal opportunity employer, including disability/vets. Click Here for complete details


––––– In Cookville, TN, they're looking for Broadcast Journalist/News Reporters for stations: Lite Rock 95.9, Rock 93.7, 106.9 Kicks Country, News Talk 94.1, 93-3 The Dawg, 101.9/AM 920 WLIV, 96-9 Hwy 111 Country, Sports Radio 104.7 Job Description: - We're looking for a lover of news who wants to lead our team and do news the right way. Not fake news. Not press releases. Digging and reporting. Telling the stories that affect people's lives. Schools. Roads. Growth. That thrill of the story. Breaking in to regular programming. Alerts online.

Send writing samples, airchecks, and salary requirements. We're hiring! And we want you to be the voice of our region -- on the top radio group in the Upper Cumberland. Benefits: • Health insurance • Dental insurance • Vision insurance • Retirement plan • Paid time off Schedule: • Monday to Friday Job Type: Full-time Salary: $36,000.00 - $46,000.00 per year Schedule: • 8 hour shift Job Requirements: A prospective Stonecom News Reporter must: • Attention to detail • Retention of information • Ability to work on a deadline • Excellent proof reading skills • Excellent communication skills Application Process: Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit resume and other materials by April 30, 2024 to: Stonecom Attn: Human Resources 1 Stonecom Way Cookeville, TN 38501 Or email Stonecom Cookeville, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer



7'The View' Hosts Forced To Evacuate After Grease Fire at Tamron Hall Show


‘The View’s Hosts Were Forced to Evacuate Set After a Grease Fire Started at ‘The Tamron Hall Show.’

The Academy And ABC Announce Show Date For 97th Oscars

Margot Robbie Producing Live-Action 'Monopoly' Movie After 'Barbie' Success

'Yellowstone': Kevin Costner Hopes to Finish Show, Wanted 7 Seasons

Joaquin Phoenix Donates Signed ‘Joker’ Poster to Cinema for Gaza Auction

HGTV Star Chip Gaines Slammed for 'Out of Touch' Money Comment as he Beefs with College Basketball Fans

Matthew McConaughey Says There's an 'Initiation Process' in Hollywood 

Beyoncé's Song 'Levii's Jeans' Is Actually Selling Pants

Aerosmith Announce Rescheduled Dates For 'Peace Out' Farewell Tour

Delta Is Changing How It Boards Passengers Starting May 1

Blackpink's Lisa and Her Lloud Co. Partner With RCA Records

Photos/Screengrab - Tamron -Instagraam




Sheila Kirby Named President-Elect of The Mentoring & Inspiring Women In Radio Group

THE MOUTH, APRIL 10TH, 2024 - The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc. (MIW) has appointed Sheila Kirby as its President-Elect. Her term will begin January 1, 2025. Kirby most recently served as Senior Vice President, Sales Acceleration for Audacy. Prior to her role at Audacy (formerly, CBS Radio), Kirby held key executive positions, including Senior Vice President of Talent Development at Tribune Sales Solutions and President of Strategic Sales Development at Interep.

“I am deeply honored to serve as President of Mentoring and Inspiring Women,” said Sheila Kirby. “Nothing is more meaningful to me than helping women advance in their careers, especially at a time when women in various industries are finally having a well-deserved surge of recognition.” Sheila Kirby will officially assume the role of President in 2025, succeeding Ruth Presslaff, who has served as MIW Board President since 2020 and will serve as Past President.

To learn more about the organization, please visit





Subaru Adds SiriusXM To Its 360L To Vehicle Lineup

THE MOUTH, APRIL 10TH, 2024 - Subaru of America, Inc. and SiriusXM announced that SiriusXM with 360L is now available on 2023 model year and newer Ascent, Legacy and Outback, as well as 2024 Crosstrek, Impreza and WRX. “SiriusXM brings listeners closer to the music, sports and talk content they love and SiriusXM with 360L delivers to drivers even more content and a truly enhanced and personalized listening experience for every driver,” said Gail Berger, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Partnerships, SiriusXM. “We are proud of our work with Subaru to make SiriusXM with 360L available in several new models and to enable our enhanced audio entertainment experience via an update to a large number of vehicles already on the road.”

Customers purchasing or leasing a new Subaru Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, Outback or WRX will have access to SiriusXM with 360L. In addition, nearly 500,000 existing owners of 2023-24 model year vehicles are expected to be able to receive an over-the-air update enabling the expanded offering from SiriusXM. This update is currently available and will be rolled out to qualifying vehicles over the next few months.

“Subaru drivers have enjoyed access to SiriusXM for many years, and we are excited to bring the latest generation of the service to so many of our current and future customers,” said Amy Sgrignoli, Vice President of Connected Vehicle Business, Subaru of America, Inc. For more information on all the programming that SiriusXM offers, and all the ways subscribers can listen, visit





NPR News First Leads Podtrac's March Rankings; iHeart Audience Network & Acast Top Sales Networks

March 2024- Top Podcasts, Publishers and Networks on Apr 08, 2024 05:00 am The Top US and Global Publishers & Networks rankings for March are now available at

THE MOUTH, APRIL 10TH, 2024 - Podtrac welcomes two Sales Networks to the US Ranking this month - iHeart Audience Network and Acast. (Sales Networks sell advertising in an aggregated network of podcasts which they may or may not own, create and publish. A Sales Network may include other Podcast Publishers.) US UMA was up for five of the Top US Publishers in March 2024 over February 2024 Both of the Top US Sales Networks were down on US UMA in March 2024 over February 2024 Three of the Top Global Networks were up on Global Downloads, Streams and Views in March 2024 over February 2024. See more here




2024 In-Vehicle Visuals Free Webinar Set For Today


THE MOUTH, APRIL 10TH, 2024 - Quu Inc. has released its 2024 In-Vehicle Visuals Report. In its inaugural year, this annual report offers a snapshot of radio’s place in the top 100 best-selling new vehicles in the U.S. This first-of-its-kind study uncovers radio’s strengths and areas for growth in vehicles. Fred Jacobs (President, Jacobs Media), Paul Jacobs (VP/GM, Jacobs Media), Joe D'Angelo (SVP, Global Broadcast Radio Xperi Inc.), and Mike McVay (President, McVay Media Consulting) contributed analysis and commentary in the report. All four will join Quu CEO Steve Newberry to discuss the findings in a free webinar on April 10 at 3p ET. Register here.

"This report serves as a crucial yardstick for broadcast radio, helping us understand if we’re making headway in vehicles or not. As radio’s status evolves in future years, we will track it," said Steve Newberry, CEO of Quu. "We are grateful to have well-respected experts like Doug, Fred, Paul, Joe, and Mike review the data and offer their perspectives on radio’s in-dash stumbling blocks and areas for growth." Download report here




SNAPS: Ryan Seacrest Surprises Patients At First 'Seacrest Studios' In Atlanta

THE MOUTH, APRIL 10TH, 2024 - Atlanta native, Ryan Seacrest, surprised patients on Sunday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 11alive reports that Seacrest stopped by to reminisce about the opening of the first Seacrest Studios which opened 14 years ago. “It's always a pleasure to visit my hometown and return to where the magic at Seacrest Studios all began 14 years ago,” the American Idol host said.

“I’m so proud to see the smiles on the kids’ faces as a result of all of the great work that the staff and interns are doing. Coming back to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta always makes me feel like I’m back at home, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future," he said.





Chaz & AJ Make 6-Year-Old’s Wish Come True


THE MOUTH, APRIL 10TH, 2024 - Chaz and AJ, the co-hosts of Connecticut’s “Chaz and AJ in the Morning,” heard on 99.1 WPLR FM AND 95.9 WFOX FM, teamed up with Premier Subaru of Branford and Make-A-Wish Connecticut to help grant a child’s wish. Six-year-old Camryn from Guilford bravely battles leukemia. Her one wish was to have a playhouse in her backyard – somewhere for her and her sister to play.

On Thursday, April 4th, Chaz and AJ began accepting donations at and to help raise the $10,000 needed to make Camyrn’s wish come true. To help generate excitement and donations, AJ agreed, if the total amount was raised, that he would travel across Camryn’s hometown of Guilford and perform karaoke to her favorite singer Taylor Swift. Thanks to the incredible support and generosity of Chaz and AJ listeners, the $10,000 was raised in record time and Friday, April 5th, AJ made good on his promise and performed a series of mini-concerts throughout Guilford starting at Premier Subaru which he dubbed “The AJ Errors Tour.” He was joined by Make-A-Wish and Camryn herself along with her family, who helped back-up AJ with singing and dancing to Taylor Swift favorite.

“I was very honored to be a small part of helping Camyrn’s wish come true. To the town of Guilford, I’m sorry for any shattered ear drums,” said AJ. Camryn’s mother Courtney said, “Our family has been so touched by the kindness and generosity of Chaz and AJ and all their listeners. The girls had an incredible time on the “Errors Tour,” so surrounded by love and support, and of course Taylor hits! Thank you so much from all of us!”





COMING SOON: - Limited Offer To Spread Your MSBC 36 Registration Into 3 Payments*


Beginning soon, those registering for MSBC 36 San Diego can spread a regular registration fee into three monthly payments *Some restrictions apply, see below for details

Talentmasters' 36th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp (MSBC) is headed to San Diego for the first-time ever on August 8-10, 2024 at the Hard Rock Hotel - Click HERE to register.

Registration to the Hard Rock is now available by CLICKING HERE - As always, our special conference rate and block of rooms are limited and offered on a first-come basis. For more information, contact Don Anthony at, or by phone at 770-737-2700. Be sure and ask about our special GROUP RATES for multiple registrants.

*Not available with promotional rates, special-package offers, or previous payments; requires one-time handling fee. 



7Morgan Wallen's Ex Speaks Out; 'Joker Folie a Deux's First Trailer


TV Ratings: Men’s NCAA Final Falls Short of Women’s Title Game for First Time

Morgan Wallen's Ex-Fiancée Says His Arrest Has Nothing To Do With Her

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107.1 The Boss New Jersey Welcomes Valerie Segraves As Its Morning News Anchor & Reporter

THE MOUTH, APRIL 9TH, 2024 - Press Communications’ Classic Rock WWZY/WBHX/107-1 The Boss) welcomes Valerie Segraves as it’s new morning news anchor and reporter for the station’s “Robby and Rochelle in the Morning” beginning April 22nd.

Segraves is no stranger to the market having spent several years with Z100 as a part of the Z Morning Zoo and with Elvis Duran, then afternoon host. Additionally, she was heard on 1010 WINS and various outlets as an anchor for Shadow Traffic including on camera reports for WWOR-TV. Segraves also spent time at CNN Radio, The Weather Channel and most recently on mornings at WEJZ Jacksonville, FL.

“My favorite thing about the shore, hands down, is the Boardwalk. And Springers Ice Cream! After all the summer rentals I had over the years, I’m so excited to be coming back. The Jersey Shore never leaves you, no matter where you may find yourself. Being on in the mornings with Robby and Rochelle feels like coming home.” Segraves said of the postion.

“Valerie is a world class talent and will be a really great addition to our team in the morning on The Boss.” said Robby Bridges, VP of Programming. Segraves will also anchor morning reports for sister WHTG (The Breeze 1410AM and 100.7 FM) and a noon report for The Boss.




Elroy Smith To Host Boston Radio Reunion & Awards

THE MOUTH, APRIL 9TH, 2024 - Legendary radio programmer, Elroy Smith, is hosting “Boston Radio Reunion & Awards” Friday, July 26th, 2024, from 6-9 p.m. at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, MA. According to Smith, “This celebration will be an evening of reconnecting, networking with current and former radio industry people. Boston has such a rich history of excellence in broadcasting that should be preserved and celebrated “

Prestigious awards will be presented to the following honorees: • 1090 W.I.L.D Radio Award will go to 29-year mid-day host at KMJQ (Magic 102.1) Houston, Kandi Eastman. She started her professional radio career with WILD. • The Sunny Joe White Award will be presented to one of the most dynamic former WXKS (Kiss 108), Boston on-air personalities, JoJo ‘Cookin’ Kincaid. • The Emerson College Media Achievement Award will be given to former 1090 WILD programmer/on-air personality & former President of Music Programming & Specials at BET., Stephen Hill. • The Legacy Entertainment Award will be presented to Boston music icon of New Edition and national syndicated radio personality, Ralph Tresvant.

Elroy hosted The Chicago Radio Reunion last year. Boston is next and other selective cities are on Smith’s radar. Elroy has deep roots to Boston. He is a graduate of Emerson College and Cambridge College. He is inducted into Emerson College WERS Hall Of Fame. He programed former day-timer 1090 WILD AM from 1983-1988 to competitive ratings-elevating this limited and challenged signal to a (2.9) share 12+, defeating a number of FM stations in Boston. He was the first programmer to play “Candy Girl” by New Edition in 1984. All inquiries regarding admission or event details contact:




AWM Announces Breakfast at the NAB Show Speaker Panel

THE MOUTH, APRIL 9TH, 2024 - Join the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) for an insightful panel discussion on "The Business of Multiplatform Sports" at the AWM Breakfast during the NAB Show. Esteemed presenters Jeanne-Marie Condo (President of Network Partnerships and Chief Revenue Officer, Skyview Networks), Pat LaPlatney (Co-CEO/President, Gray Television), Mary Menna (Vice President & Market Manager, Beasley Media Group), and Carlson Mozdiez (Vice President, Digital Business Operations, Audacy), alongside moderator Sarah Foss (Chief Technology Officer, Audacy), will engage in a candid conversation exploring the evolving landscape of sports business and the significant role women play in shaping its future.

It takes place on April 15 – Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PT- purchase tickets by April 10, by going to AWM Members will want to login before registering to receive the discounted rate. *Attendees do not have to purchase a ticket to the NAB Show to attend the AWM Breakfast.

For media inquiries, please contact: Becky Brooks, President, AWMF,




Carl Russo Has Made 97 Rock/WGRF His Buffalo Home For Over 40 Years

THE MOUTH, APRIL 9TH, 2024 - Amid some of the recent anniversaries featured in Jockline, Carl Russo, afternoon host on Cumulus' 97 Rock Buffalo, reached out to share that he's now in the 40+ club at WGRF/97 Rock Buffalo.

He's tells Jockline, "I first Started at the mighty 97Rock in the summer of 1980 when I was doing 6 to midnight at 14WYSL . I would get off at WYSL at midnight & run down the street and do Midnight to 6 on the TAFT owned 96.9 WGRQ 97Rock. Then in 1985 Taft flipped formats and I would up at WFBQ Indy then KZEW Dallas/Ft Worth ....Then in 1988 Rich Products bought 96.9 Buffalo and Brought 97Rock Back to life, so I moved my motorcycle & home studio back to Buffalo ! 97Rock (now WGRF) has been my home & way of life for over 40 years now."

I" gave up driving Stock cars but still ride the Harley and hang out at Lancaster Dragway/Speedway and can be heard on 97Rock in Buffal , the Westwood One radio network And the American Forces Radio Network," says Russo. The last 44 years in Radio have been one hell of a ride and I'm still going & still serving as a Firefighter.



SNAPS: Listeners 'Getting Mooned With 104.3 WZYP' Huntsville' During Solar Eclipse

THE MOUTH, APRIL 9TH, 2024 - 104.3 WZYP/Huntsville, AL, has been all over today's solar eclipse like the moon will be all over the sun later today! For the past two weeks, the Cumulus Media Top 40 station has given away 1,000 free WZUP solar eclipse glasses throughout North Alabama, to tremendous listener response. Before WZYP had the glasses made, the station held a listener contest to come up with clever sayings to print on the glasses. The winner: "I'm getting mooned with WZYP"! As an added bonus, listeners who post a selfie of themselves wearing their WZYP glasses on WZYP's Facebook page will be qualified to win ZYP Total Eclipse Cash.

Steve Smith, Operations Manager, Cumulus Huntsville, and WZYP Program Director and Afternoon Host, said: "It's been so amazing to bond with listeners who are as excited about the eclipse as I am. I've loved seeing all of the families and kids show up to get them. Personally, I've been waiting for this since I saw the last eclipse in 2017. I'm so into the eclipse that I'm traveling to the path of totality. Huntsville will only have around 90% totality, so I'm heading to whatever sunny location I can find in the direct path."



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Audacy Markets In Path Of Totality Ready For Eclipse

THE MOUTH, APRIL 8TH, 2024 - Nothing like an eclipse to brighten up radio content on a Monday. Today Audacy markets in the path of totality are turning up the solar-themed content. From music to interviews and live coverage, see what they’re doing leading up to and during the astronomical event below.

Audacy stations covering the event include: Austin Mix 94.7 (KAMX-FM) - Buffalo WBEN (WBEN-AM - In Cleveland, Q104 (WQAL-FM) - “The Q104 Eclipse Fix,” hosted by Bill Ryan of the “Q Morning Show,” will feature all things total totality, including interviews, music, details on what’s going on around the land, and call-ins beginning on Monday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Other Cleveland stations on watch include: - Star 102 (WDOK-FM), 98.5 WNCX (WNCX-FM.

In Dallas, NewsRadio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM - Memphis 92.9 FM ESPN/680 AM (WMFS-FM/WMFS-AM - 104.5 The River (WRVR-FM, plus 99.7 The Wolf (WLFP-FM - In Rochester, 96.5 WCMF - 98 PXY (WPXY-FM) - 95.7 FM and The Fan (WROC-AM/WROC/FM.

In St. Louis The market will host a Great North American Eclipse Watch Party on the Roof of Park Pacific on Monday, April 8, from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. CT. Sunglasses are required for the party - News Radio 1120 KMOX (KMOX-AM): News Anchor Michael Calhoun will cover the eclipse via Skype on a Southwest Airlines flight from St. Louis to Houston beginning around 1:20 p.m. CT. Bottom Photo/NASA



Backed By Sun & Moon-Themed Music Tracks, Q102 Cincinnati To Air Solar Eclipse

THE MOUTH, APRIL 8TH, 2024 - Q102 Cincinnati will engage its listeners through the experience the solar eclipse- wherever they may be. As the region prepares for the awe-inspiring solar eclipse on April 8, they'll be airing a special broadcast event that will perfectly complement this rare astronomical phenomenon.

Starting just after 2:50pm, as the moon begins to cast its shadow, tune in to Q102 for a specially curated playlist that will mirror the eclipse's different stages. Our Eclipse Soundtrack will feature an array of iconic songs, such as “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles,Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler and Van Morrison’s “Moondance,” among others.

Q102 providing the perfect soundtrack to this extraordinary event! Whether you’re viewing the eclipse from a prime spot of totality, or enjoying it from the comfort of your backyard, stream the special broadcast from the free Q102 app or listen on the radio. Let’s experience the magic in the skies together!



Jelly Roll Wins Back-T-Back Trifectas And His First Belt Buckle For 'Video Of The Year' At CMT Awards

THE MOUTH, APRIL 8TH, 2024 - One year since his first award-show win ever and celebrating the most wins of the night, Jelly Roll returned to the show and took home top honors for “Video of the Year,” presented by Hilton. The ‘Trailer Park Tornado’ and 3x show winner also travels through the crowd and flames as he ventures “Halfway to Hell” during his show-closing performance.

Other hightlights included a star-studded salute to late country great Toby Keith with salutes from Riley Green, Lukas Nelson and Roger Clemens who served as presenters for tribute performances in an all-star salute. Melissa Etheridge surpriseed Kelsea Ballerini during her rendition of “Come To My Window.” The “June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award” recipient Trisha Yearwood offered up her world-premiere performance of her latest release, “Put It in a Song” - her first song as co-writer (with Jim Moose Brown and Next Women of Country Class of 2017’s Erin Enderlin).

Plus, Dasha made her first visit to the CMTMAs with homage to “Austin" and Cody Johnson lets his hometown Lone Star pride shine with show-opener “That’s Texas." See all the winners here




Pillar Media Brings Local CCM And CHH To Denver, Adds Former Max Media Trio

THE MOUTH, APRIL 8TH, 2024 - Pillar Media has completed the purchase of two FMs in the Denver Metro and launched with Christian formats. KJHM becomes a member of Pillar’s STAR format as STAR 101.5 and KFCO brings Christian Hip Hop to the market as KINGDOM 107.1. Both stations are now local sister channels to Pillar Media’s KPOF that has been on the air in Denver since 1928. Pillar Media Brand Director, Matt Stockman says, “We're beyond excited to be able to share music and programming that delivers hope to the amazing people of the Mile High City. We can't wait to connect with this community, cheer on the Nuggets (and all the local teams!) and grow in our faith together through both Denver-centric stations!”

Along with the flip come familiar faces and voices to Denver radio. Former Max Media on-air talents Tony Valdez (Tony V) and Senen Rodriguez (SLiM) both join the Pillar Media team serving in Programming and On-Air. Also transitioning to the Pillar team is previous Max Media Denver President and General Manager, Sean Rhoads. Rhoads brings decades of success in Sales and Marketing and will head up Digital Sales for all five Pillar Media stations, also serving as Local Sales Manager for Pillar Media Denver. Both stations went on-air the evening of Thursday, April 4.



760 WJR Takes Home 10 'Best' Awards Including Station Of The Year Honors AT MAB Awards Event

THE MOUTH, APRIL 8TH, 2024 - Michigan Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Sam Klement announced winners and finalists during the “Broadcast Excellence Awards Commercial and Network Radio Announcement Show.” All totaled, 760 WJR took home 10 Best awards, plus multiple Merit awards.

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is a non-profit organization that advocates for the radio and television broadcast industry. Their annual Broadcast Excellence Awards, now in its 28th year, celebrates the outstanding achievements of radio and television across the State of Michigan.

Other winners included, Morning Show Broadcast Personality Or Team - Best WRIF-FM Dave And Chuck The "Freak" - Mornings On 101 WRIF Dave Hunter, Chuck Urquhart, Lisa Way, Al Beck - and WCSX-FM Holiday Beatles Blitz Hosted By Ken Calvert Credits: Scott Jameson, Ken Calvert, Doug Warner, Cort Freeman Sports

See all the winners here




'The Chet Buchanan Show' Welcomes Former 'American Idol' Finalist Mikalah Gordon As Morning Co-Host

THE MOUTH, APRIL 3RD, 2024 - Audacy's KLUC-FM Las Vegas has named Mikalah Gordon as the new co-host for The Chet Buchanan Show. Mikalah, who formerly worked for Audacy's Channel Q in Los Angeles, is a Las Vegas native, and a trained singer who was a finalist on American Idol in 2005.

"Mikalah has been a friend for years. Her energy, creativity and positive vibes are truly made for mornings in Vegas", stated Chet Buchanan.

"Having grown up listening to KLUC and the Chet Buchanan Show, I couldn't be more excited to join the winning team at 98.5 KLUC!", added Gordon.

Mikalahs first day on the air with Chet is today, April 3rd, 2024.




WRMF-FM's Kevin Rolston Of The 'KVJ Show Named Recipient Of MSBC's 2024 'Kidd Kraddick Award'


THE MOUTH, MARCH 26, 2024 - ICYMI, Kevin Rolston of WRMF-FM's top-rated KVJ show has been named the 2024 recipient of Morning Show Boot Camp's (MSBC) prestigious 'Kidd Kraddick Award'. Kevin is joined on-air by co-hosts Virginia Sinicki and Jason Pennington (shown L-R). Named in honor of the late Kidd Kraddick, the annual award recognizes those of unparalleled success, inimitable style and authenticity. exemplary service to their community and serving as a constant source of inspiration to other shows and personalities. 

dTraditionally, each year's recipient is charged with selecting the following year's honoree. Last year's recipient, Dave Ryan (R) of iHeart's KDWB-FM Minneapolis, said in selecting Rolston, "The responsibility of choosing the next Kidd Kraddick Award winner is the hardest part of winning this award. So many amazing radio people went through my head like characters on a slot machine! But I owed Kevin for helping me hide that body at Boot Camp 2014 so I knew he was the one."

Ryan adds, "Seriously, Kevin is amazing on two important fronts. Of course he's an incredible radio talent. His content is different and fun and innovative and absolutely compelling. He never plays it safe and it pays off. On top of dthat, he's a visionary. He sees where the industry is going and how to get his show on that same path. If you want to know where to point your show in 2024, follow Kevin. He gets it. I get such a kick out of knowing I had anything to do with Kevin's career and I'm honored to pass this award on to that college student that used to listen to my show back in the day."

On being named as this year's recipient Kevin says, "There isn't an honor I would cherish more. I believe Kidd Kraddick was the most gifted person to ever crack a microphone in our industry. Everyone to have received his award is an industry giant. I don't feel worthy, but I'm not gonna turn this down either! And to receive this award from Dave Ryan is such a cool full-circle moment for me."

"Dave Ryan is the sole reason I'm even in radio in the first place," Kevin added, "Hearing him on the Morning Zoo at WNCI in Columbus as a young impressionable kid at Ohio University who couldn't pick a career path, inspired me and gave me the idea that maybe I could do this too. I wanted to be him so bad. Kind of weird where life takes you."

Past honorees include Bert Weiss of the syndicated 'The Bert Show,' The YEA Network Syndicated 'The Kidd Kraddick Show, The Ace & TJ Show, 97X Quad Cities' Dwyer & Michaels Show, Big 105.9 Miami's Paul Castronovo, BJ Shea, co-host of The BJ & Sarah Mornings on KZOK-FM Seattle, The Roula & Ryan Show, on KRBE-FM Houston, Brother Wease Radio 95.1 Rochester, Mojo of Channel 955 Detroit's Mojo in the Morning and, of course, Dave Ryan.

The Kraddick Award will be presented during Talentmasters' 36th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp (MSBC), taking place August 8-10 at The Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego. Register now by clicking HERE







STUDY: Telecommunications Among Most Impacted Industries By Technology in 2024


THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND, 2024 - “The Impact of Technology in 2024 and Beyond,” found AI as the technology most likely to have the greatest impact on a broad range of industries from film to medicine. The Impact of Technology in 2024 and Beyond: AN IEEE global study (IEEE) Extended reality, cloud computing, 5G and electric vehicles are also among the top five most important technologies in 2024, according to the IEEE. The survey of CTOS (Global Tech. Officers) from the US, UK, China, India and Brazil found AI to be the most impactful technology next year, encompassing predictive and generative AI, machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP).

Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Financial Industries Most impacted by Technology in 2024- The top five industry sectors that will be most impacted by technology in 2024, according to survey responses, are: 

  • (41%) telecommunications (as compared to 40% in 2023)

  • (39%) manufacturing (as compared to 30% in 2023)

  • (39%) banking and financial services (as compared to 33% in 2023) 

  • (31%) automotive and transportation (as compared to 39% in 2023)

  • (31%) energy (as compared to 33% in 2023) 

According to the survey, among the top uses of AI in the coming year will be real-time cybersecurity, increasing supply chain efficiency, aiding and accelerating software development, automating customer service, and the speeding up screening of job applicants. However, integrating AI into existing work isn’t as straightforward as flipping a switch. In the study, nearly half of respondents said they see difficulty integrating AI into existing workflows as one of the top three concerns when it comes to using generative AI in 2024.

The benefit of AI is clear to many, but there’s a tricky part: potential risks. Among them is the risk of overreliance on generative AI for facts. As the IEEE puts it, the problem is that those facts aren’t always accurate. And with all forms of AI, it can be difficult to find out how, exactly, the software arrived at its conclusion. In the survey, 59% of respondents cited an “overreliance on AI and potential inaccuracies” as a top concern of AI use in their organizations. Part of the problem is that the training data itself can be inaccurate. “Verifying training data is difficult because the provenance is not available and volume of the training data is enormous,” said IEEE life fellow Paul Nikolic. In 2024 and beyond, expect intense efforts to ensure that AI results are more accurate, and the data used to train AI models is clean. Read Full Report Here




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The Hubbard Radio MSBC Pre-Game Party is headed to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, and you are invited!
What's become one of MSBC's 'Must Attend' gatherings, the Hubbard Radio Pre-Game is the official kickoff of MSBC 36! 
This year, the pre-game will take place in the 207 Bar at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on Wednesday, August 7, 2024, from 6PM until 8PM.
Mingle with friends, former colleagues, industry partners, and Hubbard Radio Management and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Space is limited.  Invitations are for MSBC attendees only!  RSVP ASAP to (blank). 
More details will be provided to all who RSVP a few weeks before MSBC. 
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Premiere Networks and Elvis Duran Add “Give It A Chance with Kevin Devine and Casey Jost” to the Elvis Duran Podcast Network Listen to the official podcast trailer HERE and tune in to the premiere episode on April 25, 2024 Download the podcast logo HERE NEW YORK, April 18, 2024 – Premiere Networks and top nationally-syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran announced today the addition of “Give It A Chance with Kevin Devine and Casey Jost” to the Elvis Duran Podcast Network. The new weekly podcast will launch Thursday, April 25, 2024, on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. Listen to the official podcast trailer HERE. In each episode, musician Kevin Devine and actor/writer/musician Casey Jost will review a famously despised pop song. After sharing their first impressions, as well as some insight as to when the song was originally released, they will break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of the tune’s musical attributes and lyricism. They will also compare it to similar songs that are beloved and discuss why the world has decided it’s famously awful. “There’s nothing more subjective than what makes for good - or bad - art/entertainment, and fewer things are more fun to hash out at ridiculous length with your friends,” said Devine. “Casey and I do exactly that, and in a seriously unserious way that gets us to reconsider our own taste biases and impulses, always punching up at songs way more successful than we will ever be. It’s rangy and fun, and well worth a CHANCEY - c’mon, c’mon, c’mon.” "We're all trying to be a little more positive, right?!” shared Jost. “With that mantra in mind, we OPTIMISTICALLY listen to songs we hate - and we force ourselves to find value in them. My hope is, whether you agree or disagree with our opinions, you enjoy the fun Kevin and I are having while we discuss these lame tunes. Plus, I feel confident that you'll enjoy our silly tangents." "Casey and Kevin will be great additions to our already incredible podcast roster!” said Duran. “I know our listeners will love their witty sense of humor and GIVE IT A CHANCE when it comes to this podcast." New episodes of “Give It A Chance with Kevin Devine and Casey Jost” will be available Thursdays on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard. The Elvis Duran Podcast Network was launched in June 2023, and is home to the replay podcast of “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show,” the most-listened-to Top 40 radio morning show in the country. The network also includes podcasts featuring popular segments and extended show content from the Premiere Networks-syndicated program, which reaches millions of listeners on 70 stations nationwide. Additional podcasts featured on the network include: --more-- Page 2 of 3 Thinking Out Loud with Elvis Duran, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show ON DEMAND, Elvis Duran Presents: The 15 Minute Morning Show, I’ve Never Said This Before with Tommy DiDario, Sauce on the Side with Medha Gandhi, The Backstory with Patty Steele and The Ten-Minute Storyteller with Bill Simpson. All shows on The Elvis Duran Podcast Network are distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Visit to download iHeartRadio and listen on your favorite device. About Kevin Devine Kevin Devine is a singer/songwriter/touring musician/recording artist from Brooklyn, NY. He plays solo, with his Goddamn Band collective, and as a member of Bad Books. He also sometimes makes music other ways with other people. About Casey Jost Casey Jost is a writer, actor, director and musician born and raised in Staten Island, New York. Jost can be seen as the host of TruTV's “Inside Jokes,” an offshoot of the network's popular “Impractical Jokers” series, on which Jost also serves as writer and executive producer. Prior to “Impractical Jokers,” Jost was a staff writer on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and contributed to “Billy on the Street.” As a performer, Jost can be seen in the Paramount comedy, “Staten Island Summer,” Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” and the Hulu series, “Deadbeat.” About Elvis Duran Elvis Duran’s radio career has spanned more than 40 years, including over two decades as the star of the wildly successful “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.” In 1996, he began hosting the morning show on New York’s Z100 where its overwhelming success with listeners paved the way for a national syndication deal in 2009. Throughout his career, Duran has amassed a wide variety of accolades, all in part to his trademark heart, honesty and humor that has connected him with audiences around the world. He has been inducted into the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame (2017), the Radio Hall of Fame (2015), and the National Association of Broadcasters’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame (2018). More recently, he added New York Times Bestselling Author to his resume with the release of his 2019 book, Where Do I Begin? Stories I Sort of Remember from a Life Lived Out Loud. Duran also leverages his unique perspective as one of the country’s most well-known radio personalities to collaborate with iHeartMedia on a variety of joint ventures and events which includes hosting the company’s marque events such as the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City. He also serves as a spokesperson for the company and consults on new creative ideas and projects. Duran is a committed philanthropist with several causes close to his heart. As an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community, Duran works closely with GLAAD and takes part in their national Spirit Day campaign. In addition, Duran supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and participates in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. He is also a partner to Musicians on Call, which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Plus, Duran raises funds and awareness for many charitable organizations, including New York’s LGBTQIA+ Community Center; Charity: Water; The Trevor Project; the Born This Way Foundation;; and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. For more information, visit Fans can follow @ElvisDuran on social media. --more-- Page 3 of 3 About Premiere Networks Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,000 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, Granger Smith, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, and others. For more information, please visit # # # CONTACT: Rachel Nelson iHeartMedia/Premiere Networks