Lewis And Floorwax Host Announces He's Leaving Show For Medical Reasons
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– Longtime KRFX/103.5 The Fox/Denver's morning co-host, Michael Floorwax (L), has announced he's leaving the show for medical reasons. On Wednesday's show he told listeners through a statement read by his radio partner Rick Lewis (R) that he is suffering from medical issues. “I feel like I’m ready to talk about this and feel like you deserve to know,” he said in his statement. “As you know if you’ve listened to the show at all for the past 24 years, I’ve struggled with certain medical issues. I’ve openly talked about it on the radio and I’ve made many jokes about my own medical issues that have plagued me for many years .. Some of you may know that with these types of conditions doctors will experiment with different kinds of drugs to see what will work. Some work for a while, some don’t work at all, and others can actually make things worse. This past year has been the biggest battle of my life as I continue to seek relief. Unfortunately I will not be coming back as I have to focus all my energy on my health and well being.” Floorwax also dismissed rumors that had been floating around that he was struggling with substance abuse. “I did not fall off the wagon,” he said. “I have been clean and sober for 30 years and am proud of that.” He also wanted to make clear that his employer, iHeartMedia, didn’t fire him. The Duo has entertained Denver listeners for more than two decades.
Norway Funeral Home Refuses To Bury Casey Kasem
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– Kerri Kasem happily posted on Facebook and Twitter: "GOOD NEWS!!!
MOTION: Opie And Jim Norton Staying On SiriusXM; Sonic Exits Power 96.1 Atlanta; Johnny D Joins Schaffer Show In Toledo
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– Looks like Opie will continue on with life beyond Anthony as he announced on Twitter that he and Jiim Norton had 'Re-signed" not 'Resigned' from the satcaster SiriusXM. According to emptylighthouse.com, Greg "Opie" Hughes and Jim Norton have taken the reigns of The Opie and Anthony Show since Anthony Cumia was fired and honored their contracts that expired at the end of September. Now, according to Opie's Tweet the pair moved forward and re-signed new deals SiriusXM. Both Anthony and Norton expressed sadness at doing the show without Cumia, but Opie did hold out some hope. He said he had spoken to SiriusXM executive Scott Greenstein about Cumia returning to the show and the company had asked for more time, but did not close the door completely. Cumia has since moved to hosting his own subscription-based video and audio show at AnthonyCumia.com. ###### Jockline has confirmed that one of Power 96.1/Atlanta's original host, Sonic, is leaving his afternoon drive slot with the station after two years. At the station's website, the syndicated Ryan Seacrest show is shown now covering that slot. ######### Cumulus announces that popular Toledo on-air talent Johnny D (John DiModica) will join the new Star 105 (WWWM-FM) as PM Drive Host, debuting tomorrow from 3:00-7:00 p.m. He was most recently Morning Drive Host on WPFX in Toledo. In his new position, Johnny will be reunited with Star 105 Morning Host Denny Schaffer, from their days together at WVKS.
Slacker Returns To The Air After Health Scare
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– As a follow-up to last week's lead story on KALC/Denver's afternoon co-host, Slacker (shown left with his co-host Steve), blacking out while on the air and being rushed to the hospital, we were pleased to learn yesterday that he was able to return to his "Slacker and Steve Afternoon Show." After undergoing numerous tests at the hospital, he was able to go home and even call into the show with an update last Friday (JD 9/29). During his call-in, his radio partner Steve said "We were scared, obviously," but Slacker joked "I was way more scared on the drive to the hospital in your car." As reported by Denver's 9 TV News, last Thursday, listeners heard a loud "thump" and then music began playing. Host Lil D later went on air to confirm that Slacker did lose consciousness during the broadcast. "I just remember taking a phone call, I'm fuzzy on a couple of details leading up to it," Slacker said when describing the incident. "Next thing I knew, Steve, you're over me, you're holding my head in your hands and I'm like 'how did I get here?'" Slacker said Friday that he's undergoing tests to determine what caused him to pass out, but that he's thankful for the public support.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: iHeart Media Promotes Justin Schaflander And Jason Mosher In Atlanta; Zac Davis OM Of Myrtle Beach Cluster; WWO Names Jack Foley VP/Bus. Dev.' Darrin Arriens Appointed PD 93.7 Fresno
iHeart Media & Dodgers Ink Multi-Year Deal Including Equity
Scott Shannon Takes The Stage Again To Welcome Neil Diamond For Surprise Performance
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– WCBS-FM morning show host and New York radio legend Scott Shannon was talking about Neil Diamond, from the stage of the auditorium in Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., the very school that Diamond attended six decades ago. The occasion for the homecoming was special, one-off show on Sept. 29 with Diamond promoting his upcoming album, Melody Road, due next month. “Today if you want to sell a half million, you have to sing about your big butt!” Shannon joked. Diamond performed in the same hall where he took piano lessons and had detention he says a time or two when he was late for school. "This is a meaningful place for me. My life changed here. I learned so much at Erasmus Hall," he said. According to Channel 7 ABC TV News, Diamond put on his Facebook fan page two weeks ago that he would be having a free surprise concert. Then Monday morning, he tweeted out the location sending crowds of people here and bringing in fans from as far as Miami. The performance was filmed for a documentary Neil Diamond is working on. He was supposed to perform five or six songs but ended up doing many more than that. A performance at the Barclays Center is scheduled for March 26 as part of an upcoming tour of North America and Mexico City. This also marks the second time Shannon introduced the music icon. He first welcomed him 1986 at Madison Square Garden. PHOTO/sweetcaroline. See more here at sweetcaroline.com
[WATCH] Kevin Rolston Wins Trip To MSBC 2015 In Wise Brother Media's Bit Competition
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– Wise Brother Media announced their first Studio Think Tank Battle of the Bits contest last week. Modeled after the Battle of the Bits that happens each year at Morning Show Boot Camp, the grand prize is a registration and hotel stay for next year's Morning Show Boot Camp 2015 set for Aug. 6th & 7th. The contest concluded yesterday with its three celebrity judges consisting of Dave Ryan of “The Dave Ryan in the Morning Show” on KDWB, Rick Rumble of “Rumble in the Morning” on WNOR, and Eric Rowe, producer for “The Roula and Ryan Show” KRBE naming WRMF/West Palm Beach's Kevin Rolston (L), The KVJ Show, as its winner with his Facebook Fishing/Fights's bit. Kevin's entry topped nearly 40 other bits in the competition For more details visit www.StudioThinkTank.com. Or, for questions contact Danny Vigil at email@example.com Check out the full recap, HERE
[LISTEN] Carrie Underwood Talks New Song And Baby With The Bobby Bone's Show
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– Six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood joined The Bobby Bones Show live in Nashville this week. Underwood stopped by to talk about her new single “Something In The Water” from her upcoming Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album, which is due to hit shelves on December 9, as well as her pregnancy. Underwood, who said the most difficult part of being a mom-to-be is not being able to fit in any of her jeans, shared about her new song: “It just makes me happy. I mean, all my songs I love, obviously, or I wouldn’t sing them, but there’s something about this one that’s special.” LISTEN HERE
Rich Eisen Debuts 3-Hour Podcast
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2014 –– PodcastOne Announced the launch of The Rich Eisen Show, hosted by veteran sports broadcaster and NFL personality Rich Eisen. Debuting Monday, October 6, an audio version of the recently-announced DirecTV program, which features Eisen’s take on the best in the day’s sports news and conversation, will be available on-demand at www.PodcastOne.com and via the PodcastOne app. Eisen is no stranger to the world of podcasting. He launched the highly popular The Rich Eisen Podcast under the NFL Media label in 2010, garnering 17 million downloads worldwide over its four-year run. Eisen has made his mark in sports journalism as a television anchor and NFL commentator, launching his career as a staff writer for newspapers in New York and Chicago, and as a local television sports anchor in California. Eisen later joined the ranks at ESPN as a SportsCenter anchor and host of several programs, before becoming the first talent signed by the NFL Network at its inception. An esteemed personality with the league network, Eisen hosts their flagship program NFL Total Access, as well as NFL GameDay Highlights and Thursday Night Football.
ACT SURPRISED: 'The Views' Rosie And Whoopi Have Heated Exchange During Break
All The Details And Photos Of The Clooney's Wedding - [STYLE NEWS]
Mail Online Hires Piers Morgan As Editor At Large (Home in U.S. And The UK) - [DAILY MAIL]
Rosie & Whoopi Have Heated Exchange In Front Of 'The Views' Audience During Break - [NYDN]
Gwen Stefani Wrapping Up Album With Pharrell - [BILLBOARD]
Alec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey To Voice Lead Character In 'Boss Baby' - [THR]
Michael Phelps Apologetic Following Second DUI - [MASHABLE]
Anne Hathaway Devours November Cover Of ELLE UK - [ELLEUK]
Jeff Goldblum Stars In Tim & Eric's New GE Ad - [FASTCOCREATE]
[WATCH] Joaquin-Phoenix And Reese Witherspoon In 'Inherent Vice' - [HELLO]
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THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 –– Talentmasters and Gabe Hobbs Media have teamed again to present Talk Show Boot Camp™ 2015, a special forum that caters to both current and future stars of spoken-word, programmers, producers and more. It's coming February 6 & 7th, 2014 to the luxurious W Hotel in Atlanta's Buckhead area (above). As in years past, TSBC is pleased again to offer its FIRST 50 registrants an extra special $100 discount towards each single registration*. This is a limited offer that goes quickly, so act fast by CLICKING HERE TO REGISTER. Beginning next Monday, you'll be able to reserve your room at the W for a special conference rate. "Both Gabe and I are looking forward to creating one of our most special and unique agendas ever," say co-presenter, Don Anthony. 'The goal is to make each session like a mini-seminar; info, ideas and inspiration from a variety of speakers and guests," says Anthony. Look for some special announcements and details in the days and weeks ahead.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Jon Pinch Puts Retirement On Hold With Return As Cumulus's Atlanta Market Manager; iHeart Media Names Earl Jones SVP/Urban Operations And Matt ScaranoMarket President Of Chicago
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 –– Cumulus announced that Jon Pinch has been appointed Market Manager for its six-station cluster in Atlanta. Pinch has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Cumulus for the past 14 years. Earlier this month, Cumulus announced Pinch’s retirement from the company, initially scheduled for late November. Pinch, a 45-year radio broadcasting veteran, has since decided to take on one more key assignment for the company, as Market Manager of Cumulus’ Atlanta stations Kicks 101.5/WKHX-FM, Rock 100.5/WNNX-FM, Q100/WWQ-FM, Nash Icon 98.9/WWWQ-HD2, Q100 firstname.lastname@example.org/WWWQ-HD3 and All News 106.7/WYAY-FM. Cumulus’ Atlanta Market Manager position has been open since former Market Manager Jeff Brown was promoted to Corporate Senior Vice President in April. ######## iHeartMedia announced today that Earl Jones has been named Senior Vice President of Urban Operations, effective immediately. In addition, the company announced today that Matt Scarano has been named Market President of iHeartMedia Chicago. In this new position, Jones, previously Market President for the iHeartMedia Chicago cluster since 2005, will develop and implement Urban sales and programming initiatives and strategies to generate revenue for the Chicago, New York, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Jacksonville and Orlando markets, as well as iHeartMedia Urban stations throughout the country. Scarano will return to the Chicago market, where he first joined the company in 2009 as Director of Sales. In 2012 he moved to iHeartMedia Atlanta, where he has served as Market President.
Recently Missing Host Now Accused Of (S)ex Offenses
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 –– Christopher Elwick, also known as Shecky of Winnipeg's Energy 106, vanished briefly last week, but now he's facing Internet luring and child pornography charges following an investigation. The Winnipeg Free Press says the host is accused of sexual assault and (s)exual interference on a minor for alleged incidents between January 2009 and December 2010. Court records show the alleged victim is a boy whose age isn't disclosed. Elwick is also charged with possession of child pornography, however, none of the allegations has been proven and he is presumed innocent. Elwick was released on strict bail conditions Monday, which include having no contact with anyone under the age of 16. Elwick, who had been working for Energy 106 as an on-air personality, was first contacted by police Sept. 19 regarding the ongoing (s)ex-assault investigation. Elwick promised to meet with investigators in the days ahead. No charges had been filed but Sept. 24, the police missing persons unit received a call from concerned family members who hadn't heard from Elwick for more than 24 hours. They expressed concern to police he was suicidal. Several colleagues who work in local radio also took to social media seeking help in finding him. Some of Elwick's former colleagues expressed frustration on social media Monday police hadn't provided the whole story in making the initial public plea for help. Elwick was located on Saturday. Sources told the Free Press he had suffered an injury, apparently by his own hand. He was taken to hospital for treatment. Elwick has since been fired from his latest job at Energy 106, where he had worked for about three weeks.
STUDY: Few 13-20 Yr. Olds Choose FM As Number One Music Source
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 –– Researcher Mark Kassoff said that he couldn't recall the last time he had conducted a survey that included under-18’s… "It’s clear that radio stations don’t care about teens. And for too many younger listeners, the feeling is mutual…" In an online survey of 506 online 13-20-year-olds, he determined that only 7% name FM radio as the device they listen to most for music! That puts it well behind smartphones, iPods and even PCs: When asked, which ONE device do you use MOST to listen to music? . CELLPHONE/SMARTPHONE 41% - IPOD/MP3 PLAYER 25% - COMPUTER/PC 16% - FM RADIO 7% - IPAD/TABLET 5% - CD PLAYER 3% - SATELLITE RADIO 1% - None 1% - Don’t know 1%. Kassof says FM is more of a secondary music source, but even then, it’s the second secondary source. Today he plans to get into 13-20-year-olds’ attitudes about FM radio. SEE COMPLETE RESULTS HERE
New Study Says Radio A Great Choice For Reaching Swing Voters
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 –– A new national survey from Vox Populi Polling, a leading polling company that designs and fields surveys to uncover what is happening within the political and public policy landscape, finds radio an extremely effective way to reach swing voters. Research shows that 81% of swing voters say they listen to AM/FM radio on a regular basis. Moreover, voters across the political spectrum report that radio ads are more credible than the ads they see on the internet by a 56-35 margin, which increases to a 62-38 margin among low turnout voters. The survey, commissioned by Katz Media Group, examined how much influence radio has in the electoral marketplace. The sample size for the survey was 1,059 active voters and has a +/-3.0% margin of error. Other key findings from the survey include: Swing voters spend 10% more time with radio daily than the average American voter. 67% of swing voters listen to FM regularly, while 14% are exclusively AM radio listeners. 65% of low turnout Republicans and Democrats say they listen to FM music on a regular basis.
MY 98 WMIM To Relaunch As 98.3 Nash On Friday
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 –– Cumulus announces that My 98 WMIM in Monroe, MI, will launch as 98.3 Nash Icon on Friday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m EST. Nash Icon is a new format playing the best Country hits from Country music’s most iconic artists, driven by Country music fans’ desire for more exposure to their all-time favorite artists from 1980 through today. The station will feature artists from Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts and the Dixie Chicks to Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Kenny Chesney. 98.3 Nash Icon will feature local on-air personalities including Chris King and Mark Benson and will be operated by current WMIM staff, with no personnel changes anticipated.
FM News 101, KXL Takes 2014 OAB Awards
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2014 –– Alpha Media Portland announced that FM News 101 KXL won three “Oregon Association of Broadcasters” Awards this weekend at the 2014 OAB Fall Conference held at Sun River Resort. Awards won by KXL included; Best Single Story Newscast by reporter, Rosemary Reynolds on a piece covering Robert Yuille, Best Investigative Reporting for the K-9 Shooting earlier this year and Best Newscast for the coverage on the shooting of Officer Robert Libke. KXL’s sister station, 750 The Game (KXTG-AM) won Best Station Promotional for the Oregon Ducks Football pre-game show produced by Head of Alpha Media Production, Bryan Griggs. Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “We are very proud of all of our talent and these awards are a great honor in recognition of all the hard works that is required for excellence. “I am very proud of our spoken word team. There is nothing better than being recognized by your industry peers,” remarked Alpha Media Portland Senior VP and Market Manager.
Snoop Dog Promises Alaska A Concert If They Legalize Pot
Is Michael Strahan Going To Strip Down For New 'Magic Mike XXL' Appearance? - [ET]
William Shatner To Star In New Cooking Program On Ora - [VARIETY]
George Jones Museum Planned For Nashville - [BIZ JOURNAL]
Snoop Dog Promises Alaska Concert If They Legalize Pot - [KTUU]
UH OH: Walmart Points Finger At Tracey Morgan For Not Wearing Seat Belt - [THR]
Black Sabbath To Record New Album - [METAL HAMMER]
Naomi Campbell Headed To FOX'S 'Empire' - [EW]
Brad Pitt Covers GQ UK - [GQ]
Reese Witherspoon Covers Vogue - [TOM AND LORENZO]
Robert Pattinson's Girlfriend Target Of Online Racism - [US]
[WATCH] Amy's Baking Owner, Of 'Kitchen Nightmares' Fame, Threatens Customer With Knife - [NYDN]
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[WATCH] Kansas Woman Awarded $1Million In Suit Against Station
Hosts Open Up About Mistake - Say They Are Forever Changed
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2014 –– A jury has awarded a woman a total of $1 million after morning hosts on 96.5 The Buzz/Kansas City identified her as a "(p)orn star" on the air and online in 2012. According to KSHB TV, Ashley Patton, of Olathe, Kansas, sued Entercom Kansas City, the owners of 96.5 The Buzz, home of hosts "Afentra's Big Fat Morning Buzz (below)," for false light invasion of privacy and negligent supervision. Patton received $250,000 for actual damages and $750,000 in punitive damages. During jury deliberations, attorneys for both sides agreed to a high-low settlement, which means Entercom will not appeal the verdict and pay the award in 45 days. Patton said she was surprised and encouraged by the verdict. She told KSHB TV: "I was hoping for their verdict," she told KSHB TV: "I am surprised by the amount. It will make stations think twice about what they put on the air." As Jockline reported in its lead story on Friday, Patton had sued over an April 2012 broadcast in which hosts Afentra (Bandokoudis) and Danny Boi (Daniel Terreros) asked listeners to send in the names of local residents who "were said to be local (p)orn stars," according to the lawsuit. Two listeners texted Patton's name, the lawsuit claimed, and during a Google search, Danny Boi found an adult film actress with a similar, but distinctly different name. The hosts announced Patton's name and high school, as well as placed it online and kept a podcast of the show online until Patton complained, according to court documents. Fritz Riesmeyer, attorney for Entercom, said that although false and highly offensive, identifying Patton as a porn star was a mistake and not done with malice, as the law required for her to collect damages.“While we are very disappointed in the outcome, we will abide by the jury's verdict,” Entercom spokesman Kevin Geary said Friday. Afentra And Danny Boi were back on the air this morning following last Friday's blockbuster $1 million settlement. Following the verdict, they sat down with KSHB TV's Lisa Benson with Afentra telling her they are 'Forever changed' by the settlement. "We're moving forward and very grateful to still be here; to still be on the air.' WATCH HERE 'PHOTOS/screengrab 2
Steve Cochran Fires Back At Steve Dahl Over WGN Rant
'So we’ll keep winning and you keep whining. But definitely keep analyzing photos like you did about the Pat Hughes picture. Radio Photo Analysis . . . good bit.' - Cochran
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2014 –– Last Friday media blogger Robert Feder reported on a Steve Dahl's podcast where he went off on WGN Chicago calling it the worst radio station ever. "It’s as bad as it was when I got to town in 1978, only it’s people my age and younger doing it — committing these heinous broadcasting crimes.” What apparently fueled the comments was a photograph posted on Marianne Murciano's (WGN's Bob & Marianne Show) Facebook page of WGN staffers posing at a dedication of Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes (R). Kneeling in front is Jimmy deCastro and Todd Manley, VP/content & programming. Regarding de Castro's pose, Dahl said: 'That guy’s such a *ucking glory hog.” This was just one of several other shots aimed at the venerable talk outlet. Taking exception to Dahl's rant, WGN morning host Steve Cochran (L) fired back with a letter to Feder: '..We both know your goal here is to use us to get someone to subscribe to your “show.” Can’t help you there ... Why so bitter, Steve? You had a nice run. Enjoy your golden years ... Maybe break out some old tapes and listen when Bill and Wendy (WGN's afternoon show) were on your show. You were occasionally funny then. Or listen to how you sounded when you worked for deCastro because you certainly must know he didn’t need you . . . you needed him ... So we’ll keep winning and you keep whining. But definitely keep analyzing photos like you did about the Pat Hughes picture. Radio Photo Analysis . . . good bit." READ ENTIRE PIECE HERE
[LISTEN] Slacker Calls Into Show With Update After Blacking Out On Air
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2014 –– As Jockline was first to report last Friday, Slacker, half of KALC/Denver's popular "Slacker and Steve afternoon show," fell unconscious during a live broadcast during their show on Thursday. According to KUSA TV, listeners heard a loud "thump" and then music began playing. His co-host went on the air later and confirmed that Slacker did lose consciousness during the broadcast. He was taken to the hospital for some tests and was then resting. Later on Friday, Slacker was able to call into their show and joked that Steve's drive to the airport 'way more scary' than his collapse. Steve commented that when Slacker fell unconscious, 'He banged his head pretty hard.' As for Slacker's recollection, he remembered taking a phone call and the next thing he knew Steve was standing over him holding his head and then asking himself 'how did I get here?' Steve quipped, "Don't act like that's never happened before.' Slacker reported that he had gone through a number of tests to determine what exactly happened. He then said he was headed back later on Friday for more tests. After thanking Steve and show member Lil' D for their help, Slacker said he woke up with over 3,000 texts on his phone. LISTEN HERE
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Mike Scott On The Rise At Adams; Angie Handa Appointed APD/Middays At NASH-FM 92.3 San Francisco; Tracey Millman Takes Director Of Operations Post For Ace And TJ Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2014 –– Mike Scott has been promoted to Program Director for “Your Country US93.3” and “Great Country 103.3” for Adams Radio of Fort Wayne. Mike said “I can't thank Adams Radio enough for their confidence in me and look forward to building two power house country stations for Fort Wayne serving up today’s best country on “Your Country US93” and all the legends of country on “Great Country 103.3”. Ron Stone, CEO of Adams Radio said: “It is very hard to ignore Mike’s thirty years of major-market programming specifically a dozen years with country great WYCD in Detroit. His coaching skills and incredible on-air experience is exactly what we need in Fort Wayne to develop our country stations into the market leaders they are capable of becoming." ########### Cumulus has announced that KBBY/Ventura Program Director and popular on-air talent Angie Handa has been appointed Assistant Program Director and Midday personality for KSJO/NASH FM 92.3 in San Francisco. Handa’s show will debut on NASH FM 92.3 on Monday, October 20, and will air weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. ######The Ace & TJ Show has hired Tracey Millman as its new Director of Operations effective immediately. After working with the Sony Music Group, Tracey worked for 10 years with Sirius/XM as Operations Manager for Sirius/XM Talk Channels including acting as liaison between The Howard Stern Show and all Sirius/XM departments, “We're excited to have someone of Tracy's stature join our team. We just hope it takes a while for her to figure out that we are not as a big-a-deal as we led her to believe.” - Ace, The Ace & TJ Button syndicates through The Radio Button and is heard worldwide and soon on local affiliate streams.ey 1
Entercom Debuts The Wolf 94.1 Memphis
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2014 –– Promising half the commercials of its country competitors with a maximum of six per hour, Entercom/Memphis has launched Country WKQK 94.1 FM The Wolf. With the flip from Classic Rock, this marks Memphis' third country outlet which includes WQKX 105.9 FM KIX106 and WEBL 95.3 FM The Rebel. In a statement, PD Chris Michaels says that 94.1 The Wolf will be locally focused on the music that country fans want. "We are thrilled to introduce the highly successful Wolf brand to Memphis, there's a huge appetite for today's country music and we are proud to share this with Memphians." said VP/Market Manager Dan Barron. "94.1 The Wolf is the perfect complement to our local Entercom stations including 92.9 FM ESPN Radio, FM 100, 104.5 The River and ESPN 790AM."
NETWORKS: Radio America Launches Financial Show with Dawn Bennett
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2014 –– Financial Myth Busting, is designed to help Americans separate financial facts from fallacies. Host Dawn Bennett is the CEO of Bennett Group Financial Services. "Our message of being true to what is really happening in the financial world as it relates to geopolitical events has struck a cord with listeners," said Bennett. "We've brought an array of guests on the show to report on subjects that deserve more attention. Partnering with Radio America allows us to take these important ideas to a much larger audience, and I couldn't be more excited." "Dawn has a way of cutting through the noise and providing clarity in the cluttered world of financial and economic opinion," the chief operator officer of Radio America, Mike Paradiso, said. Bennett regularly interviews CEOs, politicians, best-selling authors, and even the occasional celebrity. Past guests have included Sen. Rand Paul, David Stockman, Jim Rickards, Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com), Dr. Ben Carson, Mort Zuckerman, Magnus Carlsen (No. 1 chess player in the world), Marc Faber, Ted Nugent, Grover Norquist, David Malpass, MEP Daniel Hannan, Steve Forbes, Rep. Trey Gowdy, Peter Buffett (the musician son of Warren), Dambisa Moyo, David Walker, and more.
[WATCH] Jay Tower's Confuses 'Peonies' For 'Panties
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 298TH, 2014 –– WNIC/Detroit morning host, Jay Towers, who in addition to his radio show also somehow manages to air on Fox 2 TV News in the morning slot as well. Perhaps some of Tower's radio instincts kicked in on a recent show as TV co-host Anqunette Jamison (shown) and Jay Towers were bantering about flowers. Jamison spoke of her love of peonies. Towers thought she said “panties.” Needless to say, the floor crew, as well as Jamison, had trouble containing their laughter. Some 4,000+ YouTube views later, it appears both Tower's TV, as well as, radio listeners had some fun with it as well. The story also got tagged at numerous other national websites as well. WATCH HERE
J-Lo Takes To Instagram Following Accident
UH OH: Phil Mickelson Rips US Captain Tom Watson After Ryder Cup Slight - [NY POST]
Fan Running Out Unto The Field Gets Nailed By OSU Fitness Coach - [OHIO STATE SCOUT]
TREKKIE ALERT: Shatner Confirms 'Star Trek 3' Role In The Works - [THE WRAP]
Mass Media Turn Out For Clooney Wedding - [USA TODAY]
Chelsea Clinton Reveals First Photo Of Baby Charlotte - [E ONLINE]
'The Equalizer' Tops Weekend BO's - [GOSSIP COP]
J-LO Takes To Instagram Following Auto Accident - [ET]
REVIEW: SNL's Premiere Opens With 'Different Tone' - [EW]
Things Get Awkward As Reporter Confuses Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader Film - [HUFFPO]
[WATCH] 'Predestination' With Ethan Hawke - [SLASH FILM]
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Denver Host Recovering After Blacking Out During Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– Slacker, half of KALC/Denver's popular "Slacker and Steve afternoon show," fell unconscious during a live broadcast during yesterday's show Thursday. According to KUSA TV, listeners heard a loud "thump" and then music began playing. His co-host went on the air later and confirmed that Slacker did lose consciousness during the broadcast. KALC has not said what caused the DJ to pass out. On their Facebook page they posted: "just wanted to leave a quick comment about what happened to Slacker today. First, thank you all for your well wishes. He was taken to the hospital for some tests and is now resting. That's really all the information I have as of right now. If I hear anything from Slacker or his family, I'll be sure to let you all know. Thanks again! Lil D." The station will update his condition on its website Friday.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: CMG Names Spriggs as NTS Radio Format Leader, Anderssen As Format Coordinator
MOTION: Live 95.5 Welcomes Bryan LaRoche To Mornings
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– Alpha's Live 95.5 welcomes Bryan LaRoche to Mornings. He joins co-host, Hannah Byrom LaRoche was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and went to college on a golf scholarship but was bit by the radio bug! He got his official start in radio in 2008 as an intern for the Dave Smiley Morning Show at WZPL in Indianapolis. Eventually, he made his way to Jacksonville, FL as Afternoon host on 97.9 KISS FM WKSL where he was named, “Jacksonville's Top 30 Under 30” in
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– The recently syndicated Billy Madison Show began airing 6A-10A Monday through Friday on rock station WXNX-FM (93X), Fort Myers, FL (Sun Broadcasting). The Billy Madison Show flagships out of KISS-FM (Cox Media Group) in San Antonio, TX and is also heard on WHPT-FM (The Bone) in Tampa, FL. The show is being syndicated through Nineball Radio Networks and delivered via XDS. For more information call Stefan Jones at Nineball HQ, the number is 651-793-8400 or his cell is 651-276-2920. ######### Envision Networks® announced that Valerie Smaldone and Leslie Gold will be part of the all new America Weekend lineup. “I am delighted to be working with the fabulous Leslie Gold as we host a weekly show together focusing on fascinating personalities and celebrities, trends and curiosities,” said Valerie Smaldone. “We look forward to having our audience laugh along with us and learn some new things while being entertained. There is nothing like good conversation and that’s what our America Weekend is all about.” “We couldn’t be more excited to have Valerie and Leslie join the team of hosts on America Weekend,” said Michael Lichtstein, VP/Programming of Envision Networks®. America Weekend's new lineup includes hosts Mike Bennett, Ed Kalegi, Smith and Sabatino, Animal Radio® and Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline. For more information on America Weekend contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or email@example.com.
Poll Questions Effectiveness Of Traditional Radio Spots
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– A new poll by CRN says marketing professionals indicate they are “fed up” with the quality of results from traditional radio spot advertisements and believe “there must be a better way” to achieve marketing objectives using radio. Sixty-two percent of consumer brand marketers and advertising agency decision-makers agreed with that sentiment in a random poll conducted by radio marketing company CRN International. More than 90 percent reported less-than-stellar results from spot commercials. At the same time, 57 percent said they feel promotions, branded content and other non-advertising strategies collectively generate the greatest results for their brands. The findings, generated from 75 marketer respondents, by no means were an indictment of radio as an effective marketing medium. In fact, the vast majority of respondents reported they have used radio in their marketing mix and achieved success in a variety of ways. More than 244 million Americans listen to radio every week, according to the Radio Advertising Bureau. The responses suggested high levels of satisfaction with a number of non-traditional radio marketing tactics. For example, while 57 percent indicated they were very pleased with the results of campaigns that employed branded radio content and 71 percent reported being very pleased with the results of campaigns that employed on-air celebrity DJ endorsements and recommendations, 68 percent said they would be interested in exploring radio marketing beyond traditional advertisements to separate themselves from the pack. “The results support our belief that traditional advertising, while still the most common way to deliver a marketing message on radio, is not the most effective way,” said Robert O’Mara, CRN’s Managing Director of Strategy and Development. “It’s not necessarily the fault of the ads themselves. But the nature of radio broadcasters to combine all commercials within a designated ‘stop set’ of several minutes often causes listeners to lose focus. READ COMPLETE STUDY HERE
iHeart Radio Music Fest Generates More Than 5 Billion Social Media Impressions; On Par With Academy Awards
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– This year's iHeartRadio Music Festival generated more than five billion social media impressions, more than double from last year, putting the festival ahead of the year’s major events such as the high profile Big Game Halftime Show, in terms of related social media activity, and on a par with the Academy Awards. Twitter emerged as the dominant platform of choice for fans at this years’ event, representing two-thirds of the overall social media activity and resulting in #iHeartRadio trending worldwide on both days of the event. After Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr were the next most popular platforms. Other noteworthy statistics include: 80 percent of posts came from Millennials, the 18-34 year old demographic - A total of 37 topics related to the event trended across local, U.S. and Worldwide on Twitter over the course of the two days, including #iHeartRadioMusicFestival, #OneDirectionAtiHeartRadioFestival and #NickiAtiHeartRadio. iHeartRadio reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history, and reached the 50 million registered user milestone faster than any digital music service and even faster than Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. PHOTO/Andrew Swartz for iHeartRadio
Garrison Keillor's Play, 'Radio Man,' To Debut This Weekend
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– Garrison Keillor's 1st full-length play, 'Radio Man,' is set to debut this weekend at The History Theatre in St. Paul, MN. Humorist, best-selling author and longtime host of NPR's 'A Prairie Home Companion,' Keillor will present his first-full length play, "Radio Man," with the main character, "The Host," played by actor Pearce Bunting (R) modeled after Keillor himself (note red shoes). Bunting's other credits include HBO's "Boardwalk Empire." Keillor and Richard Dworsky, who leads The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band on "Prairie Home," wrote the songs. Keillor's first full-length play will offer a glimpse of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" onstage, offstage and through the eyes of the show's creator. Seats go for $45-$15 - check it out at http://historytheatre.com. 'Radio Man" will run through Oct. 26th
RADIO'S BEST: WHAS Louisville's Terry Meiners Takes 'Best Radio Personality' Honors For 20th Time
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– In our ongoing recognition of radio host(s) taking honors in local magazine polls, you can now add WHAS/Louisville's Terry Meiners to list - FOR THE 20TH TIME! He was just named 'Best Radio Personality" although some years the category was called "Best Radio Show" "Best Talk Show" or "Best Male Radio Personality" etc. It was usually just "Best Radio Personality" over the years. I won the first one in 1986.
Benztown Profiled In Business Journal
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– Benztown was profiled this week in the attached San Fernando Valley Business Journal story, "More Than a Jingle". Reporter Mark Madler visited Benztown's Burbank, CA, studios and spoke to Chachi Denes, Benztown President, and others on the Benztown team on the heels of Benztown's placement at No. 596 on the Inc. 5000 ranking of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (for the second consecutive year). Show left is Benztown President Chachi Denes and Benztown Composer Shane Drasin (on guitar) in the studio with Chachi Denes.
Tom Joyner Foundation Set To Make History
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage is set to make history with an unprecedented music line up to set sail raising money to help keep students in school at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The historic voyage will take place on Carnival Breeze, the newest ship in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet, departing from Miami April 11, 2015. The customized eight-day itinerary includes visits to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan. The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage is hosted by renowned radio personality and philanthropist Tom Joyner and is the longest standing music themed and empowerment cruise. The line-up of performing artists for the 2015 cruise includes R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind & Fire, TLC, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip and Fantasia. TV One’s R&B Divas, Chrisette Michele, Michel'le , Syleena Johnson, Lil’ Mo, and Monifah will be featured; plus concerts from Mary Mary, War, Ruben Studdard, Millie Jackson, and The Family Stone will be a part of the eight day Party with a Purpose®. The Tom Joyner Foundation started its annual voyage to raise money for HBCUs in 1999 as the first to charter an entire ship.
The Gene & Julie Show Are Looking For You
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014 –– MIX 101.5 is searching for a Morning Show Producer for The Gene & Julie Show. Candidates must be highly organized, able to take direction and comfortable working in an extremely fast-paced environment. Candidates should possess strong technical abilities with previous audio production experience along with a general knowledge and interest in pop culture and current events. Candidates must be comfortable working in both the studio and on location as needed. Primary responsibilities will include (but not limited to) assisting with daily show preparation, audio editing and production, assisting with on-location broadcasts, minor on-air contributions and manage all morning show online postings. Please include a current photo and mp3 audio sample of production and/or on-air work. Interested parties should reach out to Barry Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit info to http://www.capitolbroadcasting.com/careers/
Derek Jeter' Heroic Final Bat At Home - [ESPN]
Jason Derulo Confirms Split With Jordin Sparks - [DAILY MAIL]
Joan River's Jokes Headed To Smithsonian? - [THR]
AC/DC Announce New Album Following Young's Retirement - [NEWS SKY]
Spain Picks John Lennon Film for Oscars - [BILLBOARD]
'Sting' Teams With 'No Doubt' To Perform At 'Rockstar' Event In NYC's Central Park - [MSNBC]
'The View' Praises Sibling Network ESPN's Suspended Bill Simmon - [THE WRAP]
Andy Samberg Signed Up For Facebook With Nudge From Mark Zuckerberg - [E ONLINE]
Rachel McAdams Said To Be Close To Nailing Down Female Lead Role In 'True Detective' - [VARIETY]
Liam Neeson Joins Cast Of 'Ted 2' - [INSIDE MOVIES]
Julian Moore Covers 'New Beauty'; Slams Juicing Craze - [DAILY MAIL]
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Radio Takes Center Stage At 11th Annual Ad Week Conference
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– The radio industry will once again take center stage next week in New York at the 11th annual Advertising Week Conference, the world’s premiere annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders. Executives and on-air talent from the radio industry will prominently be featured throughout the week’s confab. Below is a list of sessions and programs featuring the radio industry. Among the featured sessions include Voices of the Original Social Media - Tuesday, September 30, The Microsoft Stage, 11:30 AM – A star studded panel (L-R) features NBC Sports Radio Network, Amani Toomer iHeartMedia’s, Bobby Bones, Angie Martinez; Hot 97’s Ebro Darden. They'll sit down with Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) president and CEO, Erica Farber to discuss their social media tactics and how they keep connected with listeners and how advertisers can leverage radio’s unique relationship. “We are thrilled to see radio playing such an important role at the media and advertising industry’s biggest assembly of forward thinking minds at Advertising Week,” noted Farber, Radio Advertising Bureau. “We will be out in full force spreading the message that radio is thriving in the media marketplace.”
MOTION: Colleen Shea Joins WKTU's Cubby & Carolina Show As Producer; Elise Woodward Exits Middays On KJR-AM Seattle; WWHX-FM Bloomington, IN, Adds Amanda Habrowski To Lineup
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– Colleen Shea (L) is joining WKTU/New York to produce the newly paired Cubby And Carolina In The Morning. Carolina Bermudez was recently teamed with Paul "Cubby" Bryant following a stint on TV. She formerly was co-host on The Elvis Duran Show. Shea will continue to serve as Executive Producer of the iHeartRadio weekly countdown hosted by Romeo. ####### Elise Woodward, a longtime host at KJR-AM, has exited her midday show on the Seattle sports outlet. Woodward began at KJR in 2002 with a nightly show, but in 2008 moved to afternoons to co-host with Mike Gastineau before his retirement in 2012. Woodward has been a sideline reporter for UW football games since 2003 and will remain in the position on KOMO.####### Connoisseur Media Hits 100.7 Bloomington, IN, adds former reality star Amanda "Ice" Habrowski to afternoons. She'll voicetrack the show from Alpha Media Live 95.5 Portland, OR, where she is based. Dana McKay joins for middays from nights at 94.7 Fresh FM/Washington, DC.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Andy Ludlum Exits KNX LA; Julie Chin To Serve In Interim
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– CBS/LA market head Dan Kearney confirmed yesterday that KNX and Andy Ludlum have parted ways. In the meantime, Julie Chin, KNX news director, will be acting program director until a replacement for Ludlum is found. Ludlum oined CBS Radio/Los Angeles in 1998 and has worked for both KNX and one-time sister-station KFWB during his time in LA. Prior stints have included stops in San Jose, Seattle and Kansas City before moving to L.A. in the mid-1990s. Kearney told NTS MediaOnline Today. “We are starting a nationwide search for a new KNX Program Director immediately.”
WGN Chicago Takes Aim At WBBM's News Listeners
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– Looks like a classic radio battle is shaping up in Chicago as WGN Radio has begun beefing up its news content, adding reporters and rolling out new features to provide an alternative to WBBM. WGN President Jimmy de Castro tells the The Chicago Tribune. "We're going to put more emphasis and energy into news, particularly while they're doing baseball," he said. Beginning Monday WGN will launch "Business Lunch," a weekday business news program going head-to-head with "The Noon Business Hour" on WBBM. The program will kick off with Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano afternoon show and will focus on Chicago business and tech sector news. Morning drive is being highlighted with the hiring of TV news veteran Anna Davlantes, who stepped down as co-anchor of WFLD-Channel 32's "Good Day Chicago" last year. Davlantes will join the Steve Cochran Show beginning Oct. 13 to deliver "The Big Story," a 90-second report on a trending story delivered at the bottom of each hour. The new feature will replace an hourly headline news update and will tap into social media for topics the station hopes will generate lively on-air discussion with listeners. "The emphasis on news reflects a return to the station's roots, a mandate under de Castro, who has brought back a number of WGN alumni since taking the reins last summer," prints The Trib's Robert Channick. WBBM, which simulcasts its all-news programming on 780 AM and 105.9 FM, ranks No. 2 in Chicago in listenership with a 5.4 share in the latest Nielsen audience ratings for Chicago. WGN is tied for eighth with a 3.7 share. READ ARTICLE HERE
[LISTEN] Bob Rivers Makes Guest Appearance On BJ Shea Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– They may have spent the last few years competing in morning drive, but their friendship and mutual admiration for each other remained well intact. Yesterday, Radio great Bob Rivers paid a visit 99.9 KISW, the very station that brought him to Seattle 25 years ago, and joined The BJ Shea Morning Experience to chat about life post-retirement. Bob is a part of a charitable cause called One City, One Cause, One Week. The campaign's first mission is to raise at least $500,000 to help World Vision finish building a new hospital and clinic in Zambia. Joining Rivers was his longtime executive producer, Arik Korman, who donned a pair of headphones out of habit. No word on whether his finger was on the 'dump button.' As for the cause, get more info here: www.onecityonecause.com - LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE
‘Sports Jeopardy' Debuts With Fox Sports Radio's Dan Patrick
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– From Crackle, the same platform that brings you shows like Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,' debuted its newest show "Sports Jeopardy' hosted by Fox Sports Radio's Dan Patrick. “It's serious. It's game on,” Patrick tells TheWrap ”Sports Jeopardy!” is produced by Sony Pictures Television and premiered yesterday on Crackle. The show, which attracted more than 30,000 contestants at auditions across the U.S., will be available to stream on demand year-round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year. TheWrap talked with Patrick about his new role, his main takeaway from “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek and more. WRAP: How many jobs can one man have? PATRICK: I guess that depends on the day, or the week, or the month, but I have to keep busy. I was in between jobs for six weeks when I left ESPN, and I never want to have that feeling again. I just sat around. I keep working, and I'm glad I have the opportunity to have these jobs. WRAP: Have you sufficiently picked Alex Trebek's brain on hosting duties? PATRICK: He helped. He was very kind. He gave me the type of pen that you use that doesn't make a noise when you're marking up the categories. He said, “Have fun.” He said the one thing he probably didn't have enough of when he was starting was fun. And if you do, the audience will have fun with you. He even makes a cameo in one of the “Sports Jeopardy!” shows, which was awesome." READ INTERVIEW HERE
TOP RADIO NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
There's Doctor In The House For B105 Brisbane
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– A relationship expert, (s)exologist, presenter & media commentator is now part of the b105 breakfast team with Labby and Stav in Brisbane Australia. Dr Nikki Goldstein (R) is joining Labby and Stav while Labby is on maternity leave. Nikki has been a radio regular, appearing on Kiis and Edge 96 One, talk brands 2UE,4BC and on SCA’s stations as well. b105 is now home for a bit. Nikki holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and a Doctorate of Human (S)exuality and is a highly credible authority on the topics of love, (s)ex, dating, romance and relationships.
Former Radio 1 Breakfast Show Host Lee Found Guilty Of Indecent Assault - Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecent assault. He was cleared on a second charge of the same offence following a trial at London’s Southwark Crown Court. The jury were unable to agree a verdict on another charge of (s)exual assault and were discharged. Travis, 69, who became a household name in the 1970s, had faced a retrial after jurors failed to reach verdicts on two of the charges earlier this year.
Nick Grimshaw To Attempt Live Twerking Record On BBC Radio 1 - The breakfast show host will constantly twerk for an hour with a Guinness World Record official keeping a close eye. The attempt will take place live on Tuesday, September 30 at 8.30am in the Radio 1 Live Lounge. Next week, Grimshaw will complete a training regime with twerking 'expert' Brooklyn. Listeners will be able to submit suggestions for a twerking playlist via the station's Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #GrimmyTwerks.
FUBAR Radio’s Jon Gaunt plans to sue talkSPORT Jon Gaunt has said he will take talkSPORT to court after his upcoming case at the European Supreme Court. Jon is heading to Europe after losing his high court freedom of expression challenge against Ofcom (the UK version of the FCC). The regulator ruled that an interview, in which Jon called a councillor a “Nazi” and “ignorant pig” breached its broadcasting code. talkSPORT sacked Jon after the incident in 2008 but he claimed the watchdog’s decision to uphold complaints against him in June 2009 was an unlawful interference with his freedom of expression. He told RadioToday that once he wins in Europe, he’ll be suing the national UTV station.
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RADIO'S BEST: The Bone's Mike Calta Takes Tampa's 'Best Of The Bay' Award
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 –– Jockline recently began reaching out to radio shows who took honors in local magazine polls. Among our latest entries include Tampa's highly popular Mike Calta of CMG's 102.5 The Bone Morning Show who took 'Best Local Personality' honors in Creative Loafing's 'Best of the Bay Competition. Runner ups in the category included WUSF's Carson Cooper and Bubba the Love Sponge. Back in April, Calta retired the name Cowhead. Then in June signed a five-year contract to keep him at WHPT-FM 102.5 the Bone. In late August, The Bone announced it would discontinue airing the Bubba the Love Sponge Show in morning with his show being replaced by the Mike Calta Show from 6-10 a.m. WHPT-FM remains one of the highest rated all-talk FM formats in radio.
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Gabe Hobbs Recalling The Amazing Power Pig 25 Years Later
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 - This weekend comes the long awaited 25th Anniversary of the legendary Power Pig Tampa. Chief organizer, Gabe Hobbs tells Jockline Daily 'Before I can tell too many stories I need to check the Statute of Limitations on certain things in the state of Florida. But I can tell you watching the sick genius of Marc Chase was an amazing experience. The brains and talent that knocked off a station that was believed to be unbeatable (Q-105) were also incredible. People like B.J. Harris, Jeff Kapugi, Tim Dukes, Tom Steele, Hawk Harrison, Dave Reinhart and dozens of others were heavily involved. There was no playbook for what we were doing and most things just happened organically like “flipping the pig.” That came about because when we would have our hand-painted graffiti promotional vans cruise the Q-105 parking lot they would always come outside and flip us the bird. So we announced that from this point forward it would be known as “flipping the pig” instead and it means I LOVE THE POWER PIG!! Nothing like having cops and otherwise normal people flip you a bird as you are driving down the street. I’ve never seen a buzz like the Power Pig.
Should Gabe recover by next February, he'll also serve as co presenter of the 6th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp - Details coming soon.
CBS Renews 'Big Brother Through 2016
Joan Lunden's Takes Off Wig For 'People' In Breast Cancer Battle - [PEOPLE]
Barbara Streisand Makes History With Number One Albums In Each Of Last 6 Decades - [BILLBOARD]
Jane Lynch to Host Princess Grace Awards - [THR]
Kathy Griffin's Name Being Rumored As Joan River's Replacement On 'Fashion Police' - [THE WRAP]
Eva Longoria May Be Headed Back To TV In Comedy Series - [DEADLINE]
Vin Diesel Says New 'Fast & Furious' Is 'Incredible' - [EXTRA TV]
CBS Extends 'Big Brother' Through 2016 - [ZAP 2 IT]
Blake Griffin Covers GQ - [GLOBAL GRIND]
Kanye Plops $2.4 M Down For New Bugatti - [RUMOR FIX]
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SiriusXM Dealt Crushing Blow In Pre-1972 Recording's Battle
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24T5H, 2014 –– U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez, who previously acknowledged that the case "could have far-reaching effects," has 'made up her mind' to grant summary judgment to the plaintiffs on the issue of whether SiriusXM violates public performance rights. According to gigaom.com, the ruling that could put major new costs on digital radio services, ruled that the music industry can claim additional copyright in pre-1972 recordings under state law. In Los Angeles, Gutierrez sided with sixties band The Turtles, declaring Flo & Eddie (Mark "Flo" Volman and Howard "Eddie" Kaylan - shown) of The Turtles the victors in a lawsuit against SiriusXM over the public performance of pre-1972 sound recordings. The plaintiffs are seeking $100 million in damages, but the ruling could eventually disrupt the satellite radio provider as well as other services like Pandora. In her summary judgment, Gutierrez found that SiriusXM had violated California state laws by performing 15 recordings of The Turtles dating from before 1972 without a license. The lawsuit began as a state class action suit in 2013, in which singers Flo & Eddie of the Turtles — known for hits like “Happy Together” — said SiriusXM owed $100 million in unpaid royalties. The dispute between The Turtles and SiriusXM is up for debate since the federal Copyright Act explicitly covers music recordings dating from 1972. SiriusXM is also facing another lawsuit from the RIAA in California as well as more lawsuits from Flo & Eddie in other states.See 1972 Ruling HERE
Rush Limbaugh Names Names Behind 'Stop Rush' Movement
It’s remarkably tiny. Only 10 Twitter users account for almost 70% of all StopRush tweets to advertisers
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014 –– After an investigation, The Rush Limbaugh Show has discovered a far darker story to Stop Rush, and yesterday released the hidden story of the people and motives behind the conspiracy. At his website, he writes: 'The Stop Rush group claims to be made up of ordinary consumers unhappy with Rush Limbaugh’s comments. The group claims to be “grassroots,” just concerned consumers who won’t shop at businesses that advertise with Rush Limbaugh. In truth, however, there are no potential customers here, just a small number of hardcore political activists founded by Angelo Carusone, EVP of Media Matters for America. It’s remarkably tiny. Only 10 Twitter users account for almost 70% of all StopRush tweets to advertisers, amplified by illicit software. In addition, almost every communication from a StopRush activist originates from outside the State of the advertiser. Thus, these activists are not and never would have been customers… their only role is to harass small businesses in an attempt to interfere with their operations, as long as they are advertising with Rush. “A small number of politically motivated out of-state activists are distributing target lists indiscriminately, and annoying small businesses until they give up the advertising deals that help them grow, or risk being unable to conduct business at all. It’s not even activism… it’s blackmail,” according to Brian Glicklich, Rush Limbaugh Show spokesperson. READ ENTIRE POST HERE - PLUS NAMES OF THOSE BEHIND CONSPIRACY
JVC Broadcasting Kicks Off 93.5 The Bar In West Palm Beach With 24 Hours Of Bubba The Love Sponge
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014 –– On Tuesday, 9.23, JVC Broadcasting closed on the second of two purchases in the West Palm Beach Market bringing WSWN 900 AM and WBGF 93.5 FM into its group of stations which also own stations in New York and Gainesville, FL. By noon, The Bar kicked off with 24-hours of Bubba the Love Sponge for a Grand Opening featuring 10,000 songs commercial free. JVC Florida Executive Vice President Shane Reeve says, “this is the only place on the dial to hang out where there’s great music, good conversation and tons of fun”! We’re doing radio the old-fashioned way, personality driven, and the Happy Hours are going to be unbelievable."
Peter Smyth, Regis Philben Among Honorees At 'Giant's' Event
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014 –– The Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts is an annual celebration of the distinguished individuals who have for the past century been the creators, the innovators, the entrepreneurs, the performers and the journalists who have brought the electronic arts to the prominence they occupy in the United States and the world today, and who have set the stage for the future. The Giants Honors were established in 2003 by the Library of American Broadcasting. The Giants of Broadcasting events have in their first 11 years honored 168 individuals and two broadcast series. The next class of the best in broadcasting and electronic arts will join the honor roll in New York’s Gotham Hall on October 16, 2014. Among this year's honorees include: Regis Philbin, David Barrett, Greater Media's Peter Smyth (L), Fred Silverman, Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, a special tribute to Pat Weaver by Sigourney Weaver, Chuck Scarborough. The Library, located on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland, has grown to be the primary academic and professional resource into the history and the traditions, the struggles and the triumphs of the media that have continued to evolve from the beginnings of radio through mobile applications that are revolutionizing communications everywhere.
PHOTO/Jeff Granit, Greater Media
[LISTEN] Leann Rimes And Host Spar On Air Over Comments
RIMES: "No more talking crap. I will come kick your ass."
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014 –– Proving once again that stars DO LISTEN to your show when they're in town, check this out: KNIX/102.5 Phoenix morning co-host, Matt McAllister, half of the Ben And Matt Show, were talking about the David Gray concert at the Comerica Theatre on Sunday. According to azcentral.com, McAllister said he heard her loudly speaking about going on stage and assumed she was "some indie-folk songwriter person we never heard of." He was surprised when Gray announced that Rimes would be joining him, and was impressed by her vocals. After she sang, he said she returned to her seat and instead of being "really respectful and gracious, she talked for the next hour... It's just as as annoying as if you're in a movie and the person next to you won't shut up. ... She talked like it was her show. I don't know how to explain that. It was almost like she was speaking so loudly she wanted everyone to know she was there." And, he added, "she was singing the songs louder than (Gray) was." Unbeknownst to McAllister, a not-too-happy Rimes called into McAllister's show. She said " "I was singing for the rest of the concert," she said. At the end, McAllister tried to move past the subject. "I call it like i see it, she's calling in to say something different," he said. "No more talking crap," Rimes said. "I will come kick your ass." "No more talking during shows," McAllister countered. LISTEN HERE
MOTION: Entravision Launches New Radio Program "LA's Mananitas Morning Show" On Super Estrella 107.1 FM in Los Angeles
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014 –– Entravision Communications Corporation announced the launch of a new morning show called LA's Mananitas. The program, hosted by a talented cast led by Francisco "Paco" Galvez (R), Naranjito Jorge Velasquez, Hyacinth and Juan Manuel Navarro, began airing on Entravision's Los Angeles, California Super Estrella 107.1 FM on September 15, 2014. "This exciting program will be distributed on multiple media platforms including radio, mobile and digital, capitalizing on our ability to reach Latinos across mediums," said Matt Cardenas, SVP Integrated Marketing Solutions for Entravision in Los Angeles. Airing weekday mornings, Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00, LA's Mananitas will also deliver special reports from Miami, FL and Mexico City newshubs.
RADIO'S BEST: JB & Sandy Tie With Jason & Deb For Austin's Best; Miguel Fuller Takes Honors In Panama City
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014 –– Jockline recently reached out to radio shows who took honors in local magazine polls. Among our latest entries include Austin's venerable JB & Sandy on the Fringe 105.3 and 101X's Jason & Deb who tied in The Austin Chronicle's Best Of Austin Issue for best radio personalities/shows. ####### Moving down to the gulf coast, FOJD Miguel Fuller of Panama's Island 106 took honors in Panama's City Living Magazine. He posted on his FB page "There are days I walk into the studio with Mandy and Holly (co-host) and I just want to get back in the bed. But as soon as 6am hits and we start laughing and having fun and YOU, The Miguel Show family start calling, tweeting, snap chattin us, I know getting out of bed at 3:45am is all worth it." He added: This award as Best Radio Personality would not be possible without those two women." HAVE YOU OR YOUR SHOW RECEIVED LOCAL HONORS? Send details and photos HERE PHOTO/Todd Wolfson
NETWORKS: BAMA Country 98.9 Adds AmeriCountry
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2014 –– Envision Networks® welcomes Bluewater Broadcasting’s WBAM/Montgomery, AL as the latest affiliate of AmeriCountry, the morning show content service designed specifically for country radio. AmeriCountry features: Nashville 60, an exclusive daily entertainment report brought to you by Nashville Correspondent Becca Walls (L); Today’s 10, a daily breakdown of the top 10 most important stories of the day; one-on-one guest interviews; and even humorous content for your blog. AmeriCountry is the creation of longtime Los Angeles-based programmer Mike Marino (creator of The Rooster and AudioBitXchange) and 10 year programming veteran Jason Hillery (creator of RadioCurrents.Com, writer/producer of The Rooster, current PD at The Drive/Green Bay, WI and former PD of WIXX-FM/Green Bay, WI). AmeriCountry can be accessed at www.americountry.com and is available now for barter. Contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Miss America Contestant With Worst Answer Ever, Lands Golf Show
ACT SURPRISED: 3-Breasted Woman A Fake - [TMZ]
Larry King Recreates USA Today Piece For TV - [USA TODAY]
First Rob Marciano, Now Rocsi Dian To Leave ET - [THE WRAP]
Vince Vaugh Now Joining Colin Farrell On TV's 'True Detective' - [ET]
Garth Brooks Breaks His Ticket Sales Record In Florida - [TASTE OF COUNTRY]
[WATCH] Miss America Contestant With Worst Answer Ever Lands Golf Show - [NY POST]
Yet Another Celeb Gets Nekkid For 'Allure' - [E ONLINE]
Miranda Kerr Goes Geisha For Cover Of 'Vogue' Japan - [MY DAILY]
Stephen King And JJ Abrams Join For 'Kennedy Assassination' Miniseries On HULU - [THE VERGE]
Bob Dylan To Be honored At Special Event Two Days Before The Grammys - [ROLLING STONE]
Bette Midler Announces Her First Album In Eight Years - [BILLBOARD]
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CBS Radio's Annual 'We Can Survive' Concert Returns To The Hollywood Bowl On Oct. 24th - Hosted By Carson Daly
4th Annual iHeartRadio Music Fest' To Air In 2-Night TV Special
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2014 –– The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival hosted by Ryan Seacrest at the MGM Grand Las Vegas wrapped up Saturday night after two days of performances. The multi-genre lineup included nearly 40 headliners who entertained concertgoers both on the main stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the evenings of September 19 and 20 and at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on Saturday afternoon. Performers included Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crüe, Zac Brown Band, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Steve Aoki, 50 Cent, Weezer and more. More than 20,000 music fans experienced the amazing two-day event LIVE, including thousands of broadcast radio listeners from across the country who won all-expense-paid dream trips to Las Vegas as part of iHeartMedia’s summer-long on-air and online promotion. In the past four years the Festival has helped raise $1.3 million for a number of national charities, including the American Association of Cancer Research, Alliance for Lupus Research, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, CureDuchenne, Autism Speaks and many more. Additionally, the Festival plays host to a number of critically ill children and their families through its partnership with Make-a-Wish Foundation and other similar organizations. PHOTO/Andrew Schwartz For iHeartRadio
MOTION: Fitz In The Morning Extends With 100.7 The Wolf Seattle; Boxer Heads To WCOL Columbus For Afternoons
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2014 –– Entercom's 100.7 The Wolf/Seattle's Fitz In The Morning has inked an extension with the country outlet. "We're thrilled to extend our partnership with Fitz on 100.7 The Wolf said VP/Prog. Dave Richards. This comes on the heels of Fitz's recent move back to Seattle from Austin where he had previously broadcast his show. ######### Boxer (L), former WMZQ, 98.7 FM Wash. DC host who recently moved to middays from mornings, is now headed to Columbus, OH. where he'll takeover afternoons and be voicetracked on other stations across the country. In his farewell message at the station's website he wrote: "I will miss you so much, but at the same time, I’m excited to go back and serve the great people of Columbus, Ohio in so many ways. My last day is this Friday (9/26) on WMZQ, and then I’ll continue to do Afternoons (3-7pm) on it’s sister station-WCOL and many others heard from East to West coast. I very much wish to stay in touch with you & hope we’ll remain together for many years to come. Thank you so much for giving my family a wonderful life here in DC - As a proud Scandinavian, I leave you with something in Norwegian…”Jeg er takknemlig til deg” -I AM GRATEFUL TO YOU…"
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Lauren Macleash Named Op's Manager For CBS Minneapolis Combo; Sports Talk Legend Barry Warner Becomes Yahoo! Sports Radio National Contributor; Mike Conway Tapped As Digital PD For KDWB-FM/Minneapolis
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2014 –– Lauren MacLeash (R) has been named Operations Manager for CBS RADIO’s KMNB and KZJK in Minneapolis. MacLeash will be responsible for overseeing the operations of both KZJK and KMNB, in addition to managing the programming, talent and production as Program Director of KMNB. Her appointment is effective Friday, September 26, 2014. KMNB – The NEW “BUZ’N@1029” - is Minneapolis’ newest country station playing NEW. BUZN. COUNTRY. at 102.9 FM. KZJK – 104.1 Jack-FM – plays classic hits for Minneapolis, at 104.1FM, streaming online at www.1041jackfm.com and the Radio.com mobile app. MacLeash's past stints have included WGFX in Nashville, WAFX Norfolk, and in 1991 transitioned to Triple A WKOC in Virginia Beach. In 1994, she headed to the Twin Cities to program Cities 97 through August 2013. MacLeash also served as Program Director for Classic Hits KQQL from 2010 to 2013. ######### Entering his 53rd NFL broadcasting season, Houston Sports Talk Legend Barry Warner joins Yahoo! Sports Radio as a national contributor and host of the “Barry Warner Classic Minute,” a new daily benchmark on KGOW 1560 and KFNC 97.5. Appearing weekly on national programs Prime Cut with Sean Salisbury and John Granato, and Hit ‘Em Up with Geoff Ketchum, Warner will take to the airwaves live from the Houston-based Yahoo! Sports Radio flagship studios Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. ET/12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PT and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. PT to chat sports and entertain listeners with some of their favorite hosts, effective immediately. ######## iiHeartMedia;s KDWB-FM/Minneapolis has appointed Mike Conway as its Digital Program Director, beginning October 1. He previously served as Director of Digital Programming for Clear Channel in Madison, WI. and hosted afternoons on WMAD-FM, before exiting last June.
Townsquare Media Acquires XXL, King & Antenna From Harris
Adds Urban Music & Lifestyle Focused Digital Properties To Diversified Digital Asset Portfolio
[WATCH] 'F**k It I Quit' TV Reporter Issues Apology
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2014 –– It may be a TV story, but there wasn't a radio station in sight who didn't feast on the story. By rare chance you missed it, this involved KTVA-TV/Alaska's Charlo Greene who quit on-air during its 10 p.m. newscast Sunday, revealing herself as the owner of the medical marijuana business Alaska Cannabis Club and telling viewers that she would be using all of her energy to fight for legalizing marijuana in Alaska. At the end of the report, during a live shot, she announced that she was the club's owner and would be quitting. "Now everything you've heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska," she said. "And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f**k it, I quit.” Then, she walked off camera. According to The Alaska Dispatch, when asked why she quit in such a dramatic way, she said, "Because I wanted to draw attention to this issue. And the issue is medical marijuana. Ballot Measure 2 is a way to make medical marijuana real ... most patients didn’t know the state didn’t set up the framework to get patients their medicine." "If I offended anyone, I apologize, but I’m not sorry for the choice that I made," she said. In a statement posted on KTVA's Facebook page Sunday night, news director Bert Rudman said, "We sincerely apologize for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reporter during her live presentation on the air tonight. The employee has been terminated." Alaska voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational use of pot in the state, as Colorado and Washington have. And if you must, join nearly 7 Million so far who've viewed video HERE
NETWORKS: Jim Ryan Joins ABC News Radio Network; SBG's Nashville Music Minute' Add Three; Envision's Audio Chop Shop Lassos Texas Affiliate
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2014 –– WBAP/KLIF reporter/anchor and longtime regular ABC News Radio contributor Jim Ryan is moving to the network full time. Ryan has spent his entire 30-year career at WBAP, which has had a succession of owners during his tenure including ABC Radio, Citadel Broadcasting and current owners Cumulus Media. In a memo issued to staffers earlier today, ABC News Radio VP/GM Steve Jones confirmed the two-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner will soon work be working exclusively for the network, reporting from Dallas where he’ll cover events across the southwest and also continue to travel for breaking news assignments. “Jim is a tremendously talented reporter with significant experience covering every imaginable type of story,” said Jones. Ryan will begin his new full-time assignment for ABC News November 1st. ######### SBG's Nashville Music Minute has announced three new affiliates this week. They include WBBC-FM Richmand-Petersburg VA WKPE-FM Boston(Manchester) - KLDG-FM and Wichita-Hutchinson Plus ####### Envision Networks® AudioChopShop Welcomes KQBR-FM/Lubbock ###### Envision Networks® is proud to announce Townsquare Media’s KQBR-FM/Lubbock, TX as the newest affiliate of AudioChopShop. With Lonestar 99.5 now utilizing AudioChopShop, it joins over 700 affiliates on the Envision Services Network.
Radio & The Auto Industry Converge For Dash Conference In Detroit Oct. 15-16
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2014 –– On October 15-16, leaders from the automotive industry, Tier One suppliers, broadcasters, advertising agencies, and others will come together for this important event. Keynote speakers include the CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, Gary Shapiro, and Group M's Chief Innovation Officer, Cary Tilds. Additional presentations will be provided from execs from The Ford Motor Company, Toyota, Panasonic's Aupeo division, Pandora and Slacker, Nielsen, Edison Media Research, experts from CBS Radio's WWJ and The Detroit News, Zipcar and Zagster, along with best selling author, Valerie Geller. "For radio, it's simple. The car is the #1 listening location. And automotive is the #1 sales revenue category," notes Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs. "These two storied industries need to form new partnerships to discuss the future. That's why we created DASH." Jacobs Media VP/GM Paul Jacobs points out, "The connected car is a technology that has snuck up on radio. There is no more important agenda item than broadcast radio's future in the car because while the automotive industry is important to radio, radio does an outstanding job selling cars." The DASH Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Information, agenda, and registration can be found at www.dashconference.com. The early registration deadline expires September 30.
Was There Really A Car In 101 WKQX Chicago's Big Black Box?
Woman Claims To Have Added A Third Breast In Hopes Of Becoming A Star
Apple Sells 10 Million Of New iPhone 6 Devices In First Weekend - [NY TIMES]
Howard Stern Mourns The Loss Of Eric 'The Actor' Lynch - [THE WRAP]
[WATCH] Woman Claims To Have Added A Third Breast In Hopes Of Becoming A Star - [FOX]
Craig Ferguson Tackles TV Game Show - [TRIVALLEY]
REPORT: Network Keeping Walters Off 'The View' - [NYDN]
'Playstation TV Coming To US In October - [MASHABLE]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Play Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone Film - [DEADLINE]
Mike Tyson Comes To Aid Of Man After Motorcycle Crash - [COMPLEX]
Kris Jenner Files For Divorce From Bruce Jenner - [US]
Charlie Sheen Wants To Be Part Of '2 1/2 Men' Finale - [TV GUIDE]
Pink Floyd Announces Release Of New Album - [LIGHTLY BUZZED]
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[WATCH] Iowa Host Rappels Skyscraper For Special Olympics
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Saying 'He's never done this before,' 97X Quad Cities's Bill Michaels, co-host of the hugely popular duo 'Dwyer & Michaels Show, went over the edge with Pat Miletich, a retired MMA Hall of Famer, 16 time UFC Welterweight world champ for Special Olympics. Bill Michaels tells Jockline 'He called me out on the air to do it with him because he has a HUGE fear of heights. We were 350 feet up.' So, the duo rappelled down the side of the Financial Building in Des Moines (25 stories) with Pat Miletich. When asked if he would ever do it again, Michaels quickly snapped "No!!" Check out all the photos and WATCH HERE
REPORT: Top Stars Forego Big Paychecks At Radio Shows For Media Exposure
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Some of entertainment's top stars are willing to perform for next to nothing in exchange for a media exposure, according to The Wall Street Journal. In accordance with federal law, shows such as iHeartMedia doesn't promise artists or labels airplay in exchange for their appearances. WSJ cites one veteran promoter who calls it "showola." Many artists and their labels fight for the chance to appear at a discount while promoting new songs—especially new televised shows such as the iHeartRadio Music Awards, which drew more than five million viewers for its debut in May. The televised events offer national exposure that further augments the record and ticket sales generated by that radio play. IHeartMedia has broadcast its holiday Jingle Ball and summer Pool Party events on the CW Network; it plans to televise its second annual country music festival next year as well. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
JOHN SYKES: VH1 Was Formed To Stop Ted Turner From Creating Music Channel
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– iHeartMedia's President of Entertainment Enterprise's, John Sykes tells The New York Daily News 'Confidenti@l that as co-founder of VH1, the network was first formed to stop Ted Turner from forming a music channel to compete with MTV. “We started VH1 on a $5 million budget, and the studio was literally the size of a closet,” he said. “It was Cinemax to HBO. I really thought VH1 could be for MTV graduates. I knew we had to play more than music videos, and so I created music-themed programming.” Credited as being the 'brains' behind features such as 'Behind the Music,' 'VH1 Storytellers' and 'Pop-Up Video', Sykes told Confidenti@l about his music career before kicking off the fourth annual iHeartRadio Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this past weekend. Before his network days, Sykes worked in music management and represented Mariah Carey. And what was mega-star like back then? “She was living in a studio apartment with her cat and playing songs on her piano,” he said. “She was a 19-year-old girl from Long Island with these great songs. She became this giant pop sensation, but I remember seeing her as a brilliant gospel singer. She had an amazing voice and the ability to write great songs.”
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Allison Warren Appointed VP/Market Manager Cumulus Nashville
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Allison Warren Joins Cumulus as VP/Market Manager for Nashville Radio Stations NASHVILLE, TN, September 22, 2014— Cumulus announces that veteran radio sales and marketing executive Allison Warren has been appointed Vice President and Market Manager for Cumulus Nashville. Warren was previously Director of Sales for Entercom’s Austin radio stations. Prior to that she was Director of Sales for Entercom in Madison, WI, and was Director of Strategic Sales and Marketing for Entercom in Milwaukee, after holding consecutive Marketing Director positions for both Entercom and CBS Radio’s Denver stations. The appointment is effective immediately. Jeff Brown, Senior Vice President for Cumulus said: “Allison was a key part of my team in Denver some years back. She did great work there and has since built a portfolio of successes in vibrant radio markets including Austin, Madison and Milwaukee. Her results-driven, collaborative leadership style will infuse our Nashville operations with the energy and focus needed at this pivotal point in the cluster’s growth. Allison will be an incredible asset to Cumulus’ leadership team.” Warren said: “I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Cumulus Nashville team. I am excited to reunite with Jeff Brown, connect with the team, and become part of the Nashville business community. It's a great time for radio and Cumulus Nashville hosts six strong brands delivering local, personal and engaging content. With our ability to deliver innovative solutions, we are poised for success.”
MOTION: Denny Schaffer Returns To Toledo; Delilah Joins Easy 98.1/San Diego's Lineup
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Cumulus announces that popular radio personality Denny Schaffer (L) will host an all-new morning show for the new Star 105 WWWM. Schaffer’s new weekday show debuts on Monday, September 22, from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. EST. This marks a return to Toledo for Schaffer, who formerly hosted shows on Toledo’s WSPD and WVKS. Most recently, Schaffer hosted the morning show on WRNO-FM in New Orleans. Prior to that he hosted shows on WGKA/920 and 640 WGST-AM. Joining Schaffer on the Star 105 morning show are Tricia Courtney Tischler and Suzie Moser (“Suzie the Board Op”), who were part of “The Breakfast Show” with Schaffer at WVKS. Andy Stuart, Regional Vice President & Market Manager for Cumulus Toledo said: “Denny is a magnificent talent. His ability to engage an audience is rare and we are all looking forward to working with him on the new Star 105. Schaffer added: "To come home to work with Andy Stuart again and for a company like Cumulus is a blessing! Cumulus gets that talent drives the medium and I'm ready to shake up morning drive once again!" ########## Lincoln Financial Media adult contemporary station KIFM (98.1 FM) announced the addition of popular nationally-syndicated personality Delilah to its weeknight lineup. Often referred to as the "Oprah of Radio," Delilah attracts millions of listeners on more than 150 radio stations, making her the most-listened-to woman on radio in the U.S. Delilah airs from 6 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday, beginning today, September 22.
ACQUISITIONS: Adams Acquires 8 Stations From Great Scott
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Great Scott Broadcasting has agreed to sell the majority of its radio cluster in Salisbury – Ocean City, MD to Adams Radio of Delmarva Peninsula, LLC. The acquisition includes: WGBG-FM and WJWK-AM (both licensed to Seaford, DE), WJWL-AM and WZBH-FM (both licensed to Georgetown, DE), WKHI-FM (licensed to Fruitland, MD), and WOCQ-FM (licensed to Berlin, MD). The deal also includes FM Translators W242AV and W262BF. Ron Stone (L), President and CEO of Adams said "We are very excited to join the broadcast community in Salisbury – Ocean City! This cluster is another rare opportunity to acquire a company that has been in the same family for almost 50 years. We are honored to be chosen by the Scott family to be the next stewards of these great stations! These stations are a great compliment to the other markets we have acquired." This is the fourth market for Adams Radio Group since reentering the radio business last July. Adams owns and operates clusters in Las Cruces, NM, Fort Wayne, IN and suburban Chicago area in Northwest Indiana referred to as “The Region”.
iHeart Media Columbus Flips WCGX-FM/106.7 From Alternative To Hip Hop 'The Beat'
The Premiere Syndicated 'Breakfast Club' Fills Mornings
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 22ND, 2014 –– Formerly Alternative, WCGX 106.7, rebrands as The Beat. In a release, it states the new lineup will feature 'world-class on air personalities' and opportunities to be part of bigger than life events and promotions.' "106.7 The Beat is ready to take the ‘Hip Hop’s Heavy Weight Title’ in Columbus," said Doc Wynter, SVP/Urban Programming, iHeart Media. Taking over mornings will be nationally syndicated The Breakfast Club, live from iHeart Media Power 105 in New York City which is hosted by DJ Evny, Angela Yee and Charlamange Tha God. They will take over on October 6th at 5:30am.
[WATCH] NPR Host Uses Kickstarter To Keep 'Snap Judgement' Alive For Sixth Season
Reaches $54,000 First Week
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Glynn Washington (L), host and executive producer of NPR radio's, Snap Judgement launched a crowdfunding campaing on Kickstarter last week to raise $150,000 in hopes of keeping the show alive for a sixth season. In the first week, he drew $54,000 from 1,000 backers. 'Snap Judgement' is described as exploring real life drama complete with “lush’ soundscapes that are paired with 'DJ driven rhythms.' “Snap ain’t free,' says Washington. 'If you want the biggest, baddest, Season Six of Snap – complete with Storytellers, Sound Designers, Writers, Musicians, Fire-eaters, Raconteurs, and Regular Folk – time to pony up. Put your money where their months are and get great gifts along with the stories that rock your world. Let ‘em know you live your story… with a BEAT.” The campaign is expected to close on October 10th. WATCH HERE
Wise Brother Media Offers Free Trip To MSBC 27 In Contest
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Wise Brother Media has announced their first Studio Think Tank ''Battle of the Bits'' contest. Modeled after the legendary 'Battle of the Bits' session that happens each year at Morning Show Boot Camp, the grand prize is a registration and hotel stay for Morning Show Boot Camp 2015. The contest will start today, Monday, September 22nd, 2014 and run through Friday, September 26th, 2014 at NOON PST. Studio Think Tank members can post up to three of their best bits on the Studio Think Tank website. The contest will be judged by celebrity guest judges Dave Ryan of “The Dave Ryan in the Morning Show”, Rick Rumble of “Rumble in the Morning”, and Eric Rowe, producer for “The Roula and Ryan Show”. The grand prize will be a free registration and hotel accommodations for next summer's Morning Show Boot Camp happening August 6th & 7th, 2015 (details coming Oct. 1st) The winner will be announced during a live video chat with the three celebrity judges on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014. For full details or to enter the contest with a free trial membership to Studio Think Tank, visit www.StudioThinkTank.com. For questions, contact Danny Vigil at email@example.com.
[WATCH] KRBE Houston's Mumbles Steals Attention During iPhone TV Coverage With Multiple Video Bombs
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2014 –– Hopefully, your breakfast has been fully digested before watching KRBE's Mumbles, of The Roula And Ryan Show, who turned his well-placed iPhone body graffiti into a TV attention-getter. It happened last week on not one, but three local TV show including the popular "It's the Isiah Factor on Fox 26, Univision and KPRC TV as well. for the release of the new iPhone 6. See more photos HERE if you dare. Also, Watch VIDEO HERE
WNOR Norfolk's Rick Rumble Show Gives The Finger To Cancer Awareness
Prince Harry Gives 5-Year Old A Royal Lift During Concert
Usher Lights His Shoes On Fire During iHeart Performance - [ET]
TV Reporter Drops F-Bomb; Quits On Live TV - [ALASKA COMMONS]
Famed Actress, Polly Bergen, Passes Away At 84 - [LA TIMES]
Prince Harry Gives 5-Year Old A Lift During Concert - [TODAY]
Colin Farrell Moves To Small Scree In 'True Detective' Role - [SUNDAY WORLD]
Stars Gather For Special Jimmy Fallon Birthday Surprise - [SPIN]
UH OH: 'Honey Boo Boo's Sugar Bear And Mama June Split Up - [E ONLINE]
Lauryn Hills Not-So Warm Reception At UK Concert - [THE GUARDIAN]
SURPRISE: Tywin Lannister Is Back for Season 5 Of 'Game Of Thrones.' - [MTV]
Ex-Titan's Kicker, Rob Bironas, Killed In Car Mishap In Nashville - [USA TODAY]
MOTION: TT Torrez Takes MD Post At Hot 97 NYC; Things Turn Smelly For The Bone's Lamont And Tonelli Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2014 –– Emmis New York has named TT Torrez (L) as its new Music Director of Hot 97 New York. Torrez arrives from Radio One's iPower 92.1/Richmond, VA, as its MD/midday talent. "I would like to thank Rick Cummings, Jimmy Steal, Deon Levingston, and most of all, Jay Dixon and Ebro Darden, for believing in my talents and allowing me the opportunity to further grow my career with the Emmis family," Torrez said. "As a young girl growing up in New York, I always dreamed about the day I would be able to work for the station that I grew up on. My desire to get into radio was because of the influence Hot 97 had on me as kid. This opportunity is an amazing blessing and a perfect example that if you work hard, stay humble and put God first, dreams really do come true!" ########## Over on the west coast, after sifting through countless applicants (three), the Lamont and Tonelli show proudly announces the hiring of their third choice, Eric Smeltzer (inset). Smeltzer, or "Smelly" as he's famously known throughout the industry, will assume the title of "Director of Creative Content/Man Servant.” Eric comes from Premiere Networks where he has worked for the past 13 years, in various roles, including producer of the infamous Hazardous Comedy Network. Smeltzer commented, "I’ve been waiting my whole life to be underpaid and underappreciated. I am beyond thrilled to contribute my material and make others rich." Smeltzer’s disappointed parents could not be reached for comment.
The Beast 980 Set To Feed On LA Sports
Marques Johnson and Jeanne Zelasko to Host the Only Local Morning Sports Show in Los Angeles
Bobby Bones, KHAY Ventura Take Honors In Local Magazine Polls
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2014 –– The Tennessean's 2014 Annual Toast of Music City contest choices has been released. In its Entertainment category, among 90 other categories, Premiere syndicated Bobby Bones, who airs on Nashville's The Big 98 WSIX, took gold medal honors, followed by Silver going to Woody & Jim at the River 107.5 and Bronze going to Bone's show cast member, Amy Paige. ########### Meanwhile, back in southern cal, Cumulus' KHAY has won the VC Reporter’s “Best Ventura Radio Station” for the second consecutive year. The attached picture is Operation's Manager, Chris Cox, accepting the award from the VC Reporter publisher David Comden during yesterday's morning show.
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[LISTEN] More On Dottie Ray, 90 Yr. 2014 Marconi Recipient
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2014 –– Like many who glanced over the recent winners of this year's Marconi awards during the NAB/RAB Radio Show, there was at least one winner who definitely deserved some special attention. Dottie Ray, who retired in May from KXIC Radio in Iowa City, took honors after an impressive 55 years with the station, which included 14,144 shows and 32,397 guests. According to thepresscitizen.com, Ray said from her apartment, which had been converted to a radio studio some years ago, "My radio show in retrospect turns out to be one of the greatest luxuries in my life and what fun to have this, the greatest luxury, so I thank you. I'm overwhelmed." Ray was selected from a group of five finalists for the Marconi Small Market Personality of the Year award. She was the only Iowan finalist. Ray was first approached by Gene Clausen, the founder a new local radio station with the call letters KXIC, to host a weekend show. Ray hosted the "President Alice" show, which focused on the youth of Iowa City, for three years before "The Dottie Ray Show" first aired Sept. 4, 1959. Read more about Ray HERE - LISTEN TO AUDIO STORY HERE
NETWORKS: Dr. Oz Extends With WWO; Meltdown Takes The Core Past The 100th Show Milestone
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2014 –– Westwood One is pleased to announce it has extended its partnership with Harpo Studios and Dr. Mehmet Oz for the daily one-minute feature, Daily Dose with Dr. Oz. The popular feature airs on nearly 150 stations and in six of the top 10 markets. “Not a day goes by that I don’t get positive feedback from listeners of Daily Dose. My goal is to spread the message of good health – body, mind and spirit. Syndication with Westwood One helps to expand that message to an attentive and diverse audience,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz. “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Dr. Oz,” said Bart Tessler, EVP, News & Talk for Westwood One. “He’s a brand and a voice that people trust for great insight. They seek him out and we are happy to oblige.We love being able to connect our listeners to content that can improve their lives.” ######### Envision Networks announced that The Core is celebrating its 100th show milestone. The Core is a weekly two-hour program featuring the music and artists that thrived in the 90’s and is heard on affiliate stations of the Envision Rock Network. Hosted by Meltdown (L) and programmed by Steve Black from Detroit’s rock powerhouse WRIF. As one of the first nationally syndicated shows to follow the PPM format, The Core is programmed with extended music plays and only two commercial breaks an hour. The Core uses weekly benchmarks to dig deeper into the roots of the bands that formed their sound in the 90’s by highlighting interview clips and actualities in the “Artist Profile,” remembering the big musical event of the week in rock history with the “Core Sample.”For more information, visit goenvisionnetworks.com or contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or ValerieB@envisionradio.com.
CARSON DALY: I’ve Been Able To Raise A Family On Counting Backwards Thanks to Someone Like Casey Kasem
"I Do A (Radio) Show Everyday, And I’m Most Proud Of It"
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2014 –– Fresh off news that he and former radio-mate, Jimmy Kimmel has sold a radio-themed script to ABC TV, comes a nice piece in this week's Variety on Radio/TV host, Carson Daly. When asked on his takeaways from his days on MTV's “Total Request Live?," he said “TRL” was live for an hour every day. It was great boot camp or training for “The Voice,” just how to handle any situation that could possibly come up in tough circumstances — like teenage girls screaming, music videos playing and guests dropping by. It was great training for the ‘Today” show, too." He was also asked to comment on Casey Kasem's recent passing. "My mother was in radio, so I grew up around it. Then I ended up getting into radio, interning for Jimmy Kimmel when I was 18. I do a show everyday, and I’m probably most proud of it. So people like Casey who were giants in the business, I have a great deal of respect for radio and all his contributions to it. … And I count backwards for a living — now I do a weekend countdown show on CBS Radio. I’ve only been able to raise a family on counting backwards thanks to someone like Casey Kasem. Read Entire Piece HERE
[WATCH] Darrell Hammond To Replace Don Pardo As Announcer On ‘Saturday Night Live’
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2014 –– Darrell Hammond, a cast member on SNL from 1995 until 2009, will succeed Don Pardo as the show's announcer. In an announcement from NBC on Thursday, they wrote: A new voice will be introducing the cast of SNL's 40th season – but not an unfamiliar one. Darrell Hammond, an SNL cast member from 1995 to 2009, will be taking over for Don Pardo, who passed away in August. Hammond spent 14 seasons on the show, longer than any other cast member in the show's history. His first episode serving as announcer will be the September 27 premiere hosted by Chris Pratt with musical guest Ariana Grande. Hammond's time at SNL is best remembered for his spot-on impressions, including President Bill Clinton (L), Vice President Al Gore, Donald Trump, Sen. John McCain, Sir Sean Connery and Regis Philbin. In addition, Hammond is also a New York Times bestselling author, stand-up comedian and actor. According to nytimes.com, Lorne Michaels, the show’s creator and executive producer, said replacing Mr. Pardo was a task he had never looked forward to, having continued to employ Mr. Pardo’s legendary voice well into the announcer’s advancing years. He died in August at 96. "There were a lot of sweet ideas about carrying on with Don somehow,” Mr. Michaels said in an interview. “Because everyone has a Pardo impression. But he had the greatest run and he’s a completely beloved figure. So I thought: Don’t turn this into something else. That period ended.” WATCH CLINTON IMPERSONATION HERE
TOP RADIO NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Piers Morgan Fills In On talkSPORT
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2014 –– Piers Morgan to co-host talkSPORT Drive Journalist, judge, editor and presenter Piers Morgan is joining talkSPORT for a one-off programme this week. He tweeted that he was the ‘anchor man’ of the afternoon drive programme on the UTV station. He was co-hosting with Adrian Durham as Darren Gough takes the day off.
Today FM in Australia Donates To Family Of Royal Hoax Nurse –– Southern Cross Austereo, owners of Sydney’s Today FM have donated A$500,000 (US$454,000) to the family of a UK nurse, Jacintha Saldanha who killed herself after putting through a hoax call to the hospital room of Prince William's wife. Southern Cross Austereo expressed its "deepest sympathy" to Jacintha Saldanha's relatives. The hoax call was made in December 2012, during the Duchess of Cambridge's first pregnancy, by Southern Cross Austereo presenters pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince William's father Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne. The fact the call was put through to the Duchess of Cambridge's room at King Edward VII's Hospital in London, meant that details about her treatment for severe morning sickness were revealed to the public. Mrs Saldanha, 46, from Bristol, was found dead just days after taking the call. Last Friday, one of the radio presenters involved in the prank call made a tearful apology at the inquest into Mrs Saldanha's death. "This tragedy is always going to stay with me as a constant reminder," Mel Greig said in a statement.
ELO Returned To Radio 2’s Hyde Park Sell-Out –– Jeff Lynne played hits including Mr Blue Sky and All Over the World to a sell-out crowd in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday. It was the first live performance in 28 years by the Electric Light Orchestra. Fifty thousand tickets were snapped up in less than 24 hours for Radio 2's 'festival in a day'. Jeff’s last performed a live concert in ELO guise in 1986, before forming the Traveling Wilburys supergroup and taking on production and writing duties for the likes of Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Brian Wilson. Chrissie Hynde opened Sunday's show, with Blondie also on the bill. Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park was broadcast live on Radio 2 and the Red Button on BBC television on Sunday September.
'Red Band Society' Bus Ads Removed Over Character Being Referred To As 'Scary B***h'
SURPRISE: Rosie O'Donnell And 'The View' Newbie, Nicolle Wallace, Have Off-Air Spat - [PAGE SIX]
Jack Huston Cast In 'Ben Hur' Remake - [YAHOO]
NeNe Leakes Returns For 'Glees' Final Season - [TV GUIDE]
Metro LA Has 'Red Band Society' Bus Ads Removed Over Character Being Referred To As 'Scary B***h' - [THE WRAP]
UH OH: Britney Spears Accused Of Ripping Off Another Company's Lingerie Designs - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
AWESOME: Math Teacher Wins $1 Million On 'Wheel Of Fortune' - [MASHABLE]
[WATCH] WWE Superstar Chris Jericho Crashes TV Weather Report - [WASH. POST]
'Parks And Recreation's' Star To Lend Voice To 'Grumpy Cat' Character - [USA TODAY]
Miley Cyrus Draws Heat Over Mexican Flag Video - [GOSSIP COP]
Where Are Naomi Campbell's Arms On 'W' Mag Cover? - [AD WEEK]
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CBS' Moonves Puts Number On Stations He'd Like To Reduce
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– After hinting CNBC's David Farber last week that he would be open to selling some radio stations outside its major markets, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves said yesterday he'll seek to decrease CBS' current number of 126 stations to 'somewhere in the high to low 80's.' According to Reuters, Moonves hopes for the decrease to happen "over the next year or so," he said at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference. He did not specify how the company would sell the radio assets. PHOTO/cnbc
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Charese Fruge Rises To VP/Programming For CBS Las Vegas; iHeartMedia Taps Cat Collins For National Post; Jeff Weber To Consult Synchroncity
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Charese Fruge has been named Vice President, Programming for CBS RADIO’s six station cluster in Las Vegas, it was announced yesterday by Jerry McKenna, Senior Vice President & Market Manager, CBS RADIO Las Vegas. Fruge takes on the added role in addition to her responsibility as Program Director for KMXB-FM, KXTE-FM, and their respective HD Radio digital channels, Rewind 94.1-HD2 and Sin 107.5-HD2. Cat Thomas serves as Program Director of CBS RADIO Las Vegas’ KLUC-FM, as well as KXNT-FM and KXNT-AM, and KXST-AM. Fruge has spent 20 years in radio both on-air and in programming with stations such as KYSR, Star 98.7 in Los Angeles, KLLC, Alice in San Francisco, KSCF, Sophie @ 103.7 in San Diego, KALC, Alice in Denver, KKBQ, 93Q in Houston and WEZB, B-97 in New Orleans. ######### iHeartMedia announced that Cat Collins will join the company's National Programming Platforms and Strategic Services teams, effective immediately. He will continue in his roles as Brand Manager for Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), serving as iHeartMedia's in-house programming expert for the format, and as Program Director for Premium Choice. Collins most recently served as Program Director for KYLD Wild 94.9 and KIOI Star 101.3 in San Francisco. iHeartMedia San Francisco will begin an active search for a Program Director for KYLD and KIOI. ######### Jeff Weber has been hired to join the team at Synchronicity. He tells Jockline " I've been in discussions with them for the past few weeks and look forward to being a part of their cutting edge company. Additionally, I have signed an agreement to consult for Forte Family Broadcasting."
MOTION: Longtime Pittsburgh Host Jim Krenn Returns To The Air At KDKA For Mornings; Joan Hamburg To Air Weekend Show On 77 WABC
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Beginning tomorrow, Jim Krenn will be heard once again on Pittsburgh's airwaves courtesy of KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway. He tells the post-gazette.com: “I had all of these different things going on, but I did miss the connection I had with listeners on morning radio,” he said. “It’s something I’d done for a quarter- century, and I’m a Pittsburgh guy. I wasn’t going to move from Pittsburgh.” "It’s like adding another big bat to an all-star lineup, and will give KDKA listeners another reason to smile heading into the weekend,” said Jim Graci, program director for Newsradio 1020 KDKA." Krenn said it will be no problem toning down the language for KDKA: “I’ve always known the boundaries. Even on [podcast] ‘No Restrictions’ it just means I can swear. ... I mean, I’ve never even gotten a [radio broadcast] warning from the FCC.” ########## Cumulus announces that Hall of Fame Broadcaster Joan Hamburg will join 77 WABC to host “The Joan Hamburg Show” beginning Saturday September 20, 2014. The new show will air on Saturdays from 1p-3p. Hamburg is a familiar and award-winning voice in New York radio, best known for her years spent as host of “The Joan Hamburg Show”. “Adding Joan to our roster of talent is a no brainer. New York expects to hear big personalities on 77 WABC and they don’t get much bigger than Joan Hamburg,” said Craig Schwalb, Program Director at 77 WABC. Hamburg’s move to Cumulus comes on the heels of other high-profile personalities joining 77 WABC’s live and local format, including Geraldo Rivera, Pat Kiernan, Rita Cosby, Curtis Sliwa, Ron Kuby and most recently Larry Mendte. PHOTO/file
Former Host Files (S)exual Harassment Suit Against Ohio Station
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– A former host for WNIR/Akron has files a (s)exual harassment suit against the northern Ohio station alleging she was referred to by a crude anatomical reference at a public event by another host. According to norwalkreflector.com, the former WNIR host, Maggie Fuller (shown,) has filed the suit against the radio station and its owners, Bill and Bob Klaus. Fuller parted ways with 100.1-FM one year ago after the station owners declined to discipline another WNIR host who was reported to have referred to her using a crude anatomical reference at a public event. The suit accuses the owners of 'abetting unlawful discriminatory practices, causing Fuller to lose $38,000 a year in income plus benefits, as well as suffer mental anguish, humiliation and loss of reputation.' It asks that Fuller be reinstated at the station and compensated for lost wages, or if not reinstated, given lost income as well as “future wages and benefits.” It also seeks $50,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Fuller, aka Nancy Jones of Kent, was hired by WNIR in 1999 and joined the morning crew, where banter “required” her to “endure a degree of (s)exual innuendo with her male colleagues.” Reportedly, Bill Klaus always instructed employees that there were limits on language that would be permitted on air, in public and in the workplace, “including avoidance of obscene and hateful terms,” the suit says. During the summer of 2013, the station sponsored “patio parties” at a local restaurant. At one such event on Aug. 29, the lawsuit said, Denning was in a conversation with WNIR fans when another host repeatedly called Fuller the “c” word. PHOTO/Fuller READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE
FORMATICS: KDKB Phoenix Flips From Rock To Alternative AZ 93-3
NETWORKS: Red Cup Country Chalks Up Five New Affiliates
New York, NY – September 17, 2014 – United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) and its production partner The 29Group Inc. are proud to announce that the weekly weekend party show, RedCup Country, has been growing its reach in syndicated radio with the recent addition of no less than five (5) Country outlets recently. The announcement comes from USRN’s VP/GM of Content Affiliations, Frank Vulpi at the company’s headquarters in New York, and the newest affiliates of the program are: WDSY-FM (“Y-108”) - Pittsburgh, PA, KZZI-FM (“95.9 The Eagle”) - Rapid City, SD, KWOZ-FM - Batesville, AR, KGRT – Las Cruces, NM, WBTU-FM (“US-93.3”) - Ft. Wayne, IN. RedCup Country is a five-hour weekly show designed to reflect the energy and vibe of the weekend lifestyle of today’s country music audience and hosted by radio personality Sean “Coop” Tabler, former night personality on Detroit’s legendary WYCD and now morning host of 98.7 AMP Radio in the Motor City. The program is primarily intended to be broadcast on Friday or Saturday nights, and is full of a variety of fun features including “RedCup Karaoke” where country artists and listeners alike can request their favorite party songs. And every hour of RedCup Country features MashvilleTM mini-mixes, a 10 minute club-style blend of hot country songs to fill up the dance floor produced by the collaboration of X-MIX producer “DJ Skillz” and former Hot Mix Radio operations manager “TJ the DJ” Hess.
[WATCH] Dee Snider Rocks Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Recently, national radio host Dee Snider donned his Twisted Sister wig in Westchester, NY to perform at the 8th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational & Auction Dinner benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The dinner was hosted by Elvis Duran with the entire Trump clan in attendance. The foundation has donated or pledged more than $28 million to St. Judes. *Note Donald Trump’s reaction to the performance WATCH HERE
WKRP Cincinnati Getting DVD Release With Original Music
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Television's infamous WKRP in Cincinnati, thanks to the way music licensing contracts were written at the time, lost its rights to use the original versions of the songs and was forced to replace them with generic knockoffs, according to Entertainment Weekly. But later, when it moved to cable and home video it did so with the same soundalikes.
[WATCH] WARM 98 Co-Host Takes To The Sky In Epic Payoff
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– As a follow up to last week's failed flight over FAA rule, WARM 98's Marianne Curan finally headed to the sky following her Battle of the Sexes Payoff. The women lost the best of 40 game series and Marianne Curan was to tow a banner that said “Men are Superior.” They were delayed on Friday due to intervention by the FAA, but once that all got squared away we towed the banner on Monday. Somehow the banner was altered just before it took off. Her husband and co-host, Bob Goen found out about the banner after listeners called in the report. Marianne broadcast her part of the show from the ‘chase’ plane that was following the plane towing the banner. Attached is a picture of the banner approaching Cincinnati yesterday morning. WATCH HERE
KFI/KOST Friends; Former Members Gather For Casual Reunion
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Consultant/Author Valerie Geller tells Jockline, 'This EXTREMELY informal gathering recently took place with the help of Jhani Kaye's former assistant Paula Mitchell Manning (Paula Manning)." She says the atmosphere was FUN and Jhani Kaye made a fabulous video, cash prizes were given for "best bowling score" (always fun to have an activity - and this was BOWLING. It took place in Bowlmor bowling alley in Pasadena - and people came in from all over Lots of generations of staff there - and so many who moved on to do interesting things and have happy successful lives both in and out of radio/media/film/TV/online broadcasting etc. Among the many who attended included: TOP L-R KFI/KOST - Geller, Jhani Kay, David Hall, Chris Little BOTTOM L-R Karen Sharp, Geller, MaryCatherine Sneed, Tom Leykis And Joe Crummy.
WANTED: An Extra Producer For The Bert Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Tracey Kinney, Director of Operations The Bert Show, tells Jockline that 'The Bert Show is growing and looking to add more hands to one of the fastest growing morning shows in the country. We need someone who is willing to work hard and can learn quickly. You’ll assist in all the behind scenes magic it takes to make The Bert Show happen so you must be organized but able to adapt to any situation. Audio editing experience is required; phone screening and board op experience a plus! Send us an email to express your interest and tell us why you’d be perfect. Don’t forget to attach your resume and audio sample. The Bert Show offers a blend of lifestyle advice, national entertainment news, celebrity interviews, humor and on-air community to listeners 12+. Nationally Syndicated by Yea Networks, the Atlanta based Bert Show has grown to encompass markets such as Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Salt Lake City, UT; Indianapolis, IN; Nashville, TN; Charleston, SC and many others. CONTACT: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org No Phone Calls Please.
'America's Got Talent' Offers Magical Finale
Melissa Rivers Set To Join 'Fashion Police'; To Present Special Joan Rivers' Tribute - [E ONLINE]
Well-Known Celebrity Doc Worked On Joan During Fatal Procedure - [TMZ]
Sophie Monk Says She Was Offered $6 Million To Date Wealthy Suitor, But Took A Pass - [DAILY MAIL]
John Carroll Lynch Tapped To Play Jerry Sandusky In Penn State Film - [USA TODAY]
[WATCH] 'America's Got Talent' Has A Magical Finale - [NBC]
Bill Hader To Host SNL October 11th - [DEADLINE]
Yup, Nick Cannon Wears $2 Million Shoes On AGT Finale - [ET]
September 23rd Declared David Bowie Day In Chicago - [CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND]
Check It Out: '7th Heaven' Cast Reunion - [EW]
'Easy Rider' Bike May Draw $1-2 Million At Auction - [NEWS SKY]
[WATCH] - Robert Downey Jr And Robert Duvall In 'The Judge' - [SLASH]
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CBS Denies Threatening WFAN's Francesa With Legal Action
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– “There has been no discussion of any kind in regards to a lawsuit,” said a spokesperson for CBS Radio. This was in regard to WFAN's Mike Francesa claim that he received a letter from his bosses threatening legal action if he continues to harp on the air about his uneven relationship with Fox. According to The New York Post, when told of the latest news during Tuesday’s broadcast, Francesa responded by saying: “Semantics. Tell the truth. I was given it and I can produce it. Cease with the nonsense.” Francesa said he received a letter from his bosses threatening legal action if he continues to harp on the air about his problems with Fox. Since signing with the network in March, Francesa’s show has often been pre-empted and he's often relayed these issues with his radio audience. After returning to his show on WFAN for his 25th anniversary, he said "Sometimes you get a cake or a watch, sometimes you get a letter threatening to sue you. That's what I got. So that's why we can't talk about it right now. I'm frustrated, but there's not much we can do." Francesa’s show was previously simulcast on the YES Network. 1
Chicago's Loop On The Hunt For New Morning Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– Cumulus' The Loop/97.9 has a rare morning opportunity in a city with great history Of personality radio. Earlier this week (JL 9.15) they announced a revamp of its weekday line-up that features personalities Tim Virgin (R), Lyndsey Marie (R) and Pyke. Since the late ‘70’s, The Loop has provided the soundtrack to growing up in Chicago, with a long history of delivering rock music and legendary radio personalities to generations of Chicagoland listeners. The next chapter begins as former “Looper,” Tim Virgin returns to Chicago for WLUP Afternoon Drive. Lyndsey Marie to middays and Pyke at night. Right now they are looking for a truly entertaining personality who can meet the high expectations of that cities audience. Send your materials to email@example.com and in the subject line note "Chicago"
SYNDICATION: Johnjay & Rich Add SL100/Hattiesburg To Lineup; Notorious 90's Welcome KLKK/Iowa
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 17TH, 2014 –– – Hattiesburg’s SL100 announced the addition of The Johnjay & Rich Show to the station’s weekday programming lineup. They're Joined by co-host Kyle (R) “Johnjay and I are so excited for our show to be heard in ‘The Hub City,’” stated Rich Berra of The Johnjay & Rich Show. “Having grown up in St. Louis and spending time in New Orleans with all my family, this part of the world really echoes what our show is about." ######## Envision Networks® Notorious 90’s is proud to welcome KLKK-FM/Mason City, IA as the latest affiliate of the new weekly 2-hour 90’s rock show. Hosted by LA Lloyd and produced by Joe Kelly (Producer of AV Deli and Sun City Café), Notorious 90’s also includes comedy flashbacks and pop culture mind-benders.The Fox Rocks the 90’s Notorious-ly “I was looking for a show, not just a syndicated version of voice tracking,” said James Shaman, Program Director at 103.7 The Fox. “I wanted a show that was entertaining, fun, and featured the music I grew up with. Notorious 90’s fit the bill perfectly!”
Casey Kasem's Former Nurse Now Suing His Wife Jean
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– The nurse who looked after the ailing Casey Kasem in the days prior to his death is suing his wife, Jean, claiming she wasn't paid for $10,000 in services. The Daily Mail cites court documents showing Susan Stromin cared for radio legend Casey between May 8 and May 11 this year, just a month before he died on June 15. Stromin claims she looked after Casey in May and was never paid for it. She is also suing for 'loss of sleep, stress, deceit and physical strain'. She claims she worked 42.5 hours of work at $75 an hour while caring for Casey at his Beverly Hills home. The work totaled $2,257.50 and she's also claiming $6,742.50 for 'balance of categories'. The lawsuit was filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on August 29 and a trial has been set for November 10. The court documents state that the case was postponed because the court was unable to serve Jean with the legal papers, reporting she was out of state, and out of country. Jean arranged for her husband's body to be flown to Oslo, Norway after making bizarre claims that she has Norwegian heritage. She and Casey were married for 34 years. The Santa Monica police department is currently investigating claims of elder abuse against Casey in his final months.
MOTION: Steve & Vikki Return To Atlanta With Podcast; Raven Brinson Takes Middays At Hot 107.9 Ft. Wayne
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– Add longtime morning hosts Steve & Vikki to the growing list of former broadcast radio shows returning via podcast. According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, one of Atlanta's longest running shows in the 1990s through the mid-2000s, Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke have reunited in podcast form. After leaving Star 94 in 2007 after an extensive run, they returned to crosstown B98.5 in 2008 until McCoy left 2010. Locke continued for another three years but left the show last year. McCoy, who made the podcast available on YouTube and I Heart Radio, said reaction so far has been terrific and he already has had two advertisers approach him. So there could be money here for the taking.' ######### Raven Brinson (L) has been hired by Adams Radio of Fort Wayne to serve as Midday Host for Hot 107.9 in Fort Wayne. She arrives from Q92 WDJQ-FM (Canton, OH) where she served as PM Drive & Assisted PD. “I am thrilled to join the team at Adams Radio Fort Wayne, an innovative and opportunity-driven company focused on its stations and the local communities they serve. Likewise, I am eager to further the vision of Robbie Mack and Adams Radio Group for HOT 107.9!," said Raven.
105.1 JACK-FM/Kansas City Draws 9,500 For Throwback Event
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– This past weekend, 105.1 JACK-FM/Kansas City hosted JACK’S THROWBACK party at the KC Live! Block in the Kansas City Power and Light District, featuring KC and the Sunshine Band. Special guest DJ, JT Quick took the stage at 7pm and KC and the Sunshine Band had the party shakin’ for nearly two hours. This free event attracted over 9,500 revelers and over $1,000 in cash and prizes were awarded in the '70’s costume contest. Mark Sullivan, Market Manager for Cumulus Kansas City said: “For an inaugural event, we were more than thrilled with the turn out and crowd participation. Jack’s Throwback proved itself to be an event Kansas City is excited for and we’re excited to make this an annual event. Listeners and sponsors agree that it was a home run!” Ashley Coppock, Promotions Director for 105.1 JACK-FM said: “The creative wheels are already turning for 2015! This will be a hard one to top. The response and attendance totally exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to do it again!”
Kurt Warner Makes Debut On WWO's Monday Night Football
Last night, two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner debuted as Westwood One’s Monday Night Football analyst alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan. The game was played at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. It was as successful a night for Warner in the booth as it was for the Eagles on the field, who rallied in the second half and flew past the Colts for a 30-27 win. Warner is alternating weeks with Boomer Esiason throughout the regular NFL season on Westwood One.
Jenny McCarthy Says She Was Kicked Of 'The View' Because They Wanted More Diversity
CNN's Nischelle Turner Headed To 'ET' As Correspondent - [THE WRAP]
'Million Dollar Listing New York's' Ryan Serhant Proposes To Girlfriend In Times Square - [E ONLINE]
Leonardo Di Caprio Named UN's Messenger Of Peace - [NYDN]
UH OH: Rihanna Tweets 'F*** You' To CBS After They Dropped Her Tune - [VARIETY]
Kristin Cavallari Slays 'Beauty Issue' Of 'Line' - [LINE-MAG]
Jenny McCarthy Says She Was Kicked Of 'The View' Because They Wanted More Diversity - [MEDIAITE]
Louis C.K., Bruce Springsteen To Headline 'Stand Up For Heroes' Event - [ROLLING STONE]
Condoleezza Rice Backed To Take Over NFL - [TELEGRAPH]
Matthew McConaughey's Goes Astronaut On Cover Of Empire - [COMIC BOOK MOVIE]
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Clear Channel Rebrands As iHeart Media
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia. The newly named company includes a wide range of advertising-supported, consumer-focused media businesses, including 859 radio stations in over 150 markets, with more than 245 million listeners a month -- iHeartMedia Digital; Premiere Networks, Total Traffic and Weather Network, 20,000 live music events, its related companies, including Katz Media Group; as well as Clear Channel Outdoor. 'iHeartMedia reflects our commitment to being the media company that provides the most entertainment to the most engaged audiences wherever they go, with more content and more events in more places on more devices,' said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc.
Don Gosselin Named PD For KAJA and KRPT San Antonio ; Bree Wagner Rises To APD; Tim Lewis Takes PD/Afternoon Drive Post At WJBC/Bloomington
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Justin Wittmayer Named VP/Market Manager For Cumulus San Francisco
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Cumulus announces that Justin Wittmayer has been appointed Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus San Francisco. Wittmayer was most recently Vice President/Sales for Clear Channel Miami. Prior to that, he was General Sales Manager for Clear Channel San Francisco, Market Manager for Clear Channel San Jose, and Director of Sales for Clear Channel San Jose. Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President for Cumulus said: “Our business in San Francisco is very complex. The assortment of formats, which now include Nash FM, coupled with three major sports teams requires a leader who understands how to maximize revenue and cash flow from each. Justin not only understands what it takes to drive revenue, he knows how to run a business. His years of experience in the Bay Area will serve us well with the relationships he's established in the ad community and with recruiting top talent. We are thrilled to welcome Justin to the Cumulus family - now at the helm of our San Francisco operations.” Wittmayer said: “I am overcome with excitement to be joining the Cumulus team in San Francisco. Cumulus has afforded me a prodigious and challenging opportunity to partner with a brilliant organization and legendary brands in my hometown. I can't wait to get started.”
Former Syracuse Host Fighting For His Life In Arizona
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Longtime Syracuse host, Ron Bee, one half of the popular Rick & Ron Show on WOLF and later, co-host with Becky Palmer on B104.7 is now fighting for his life in Arizona. According to syracuse.com, Bee's career was sidelined in 2007 after an auto accident on his way to work left him with damage to his spine and needed surgery. Bee lost his voice. and was left with five inches of titanium in his neck and a "voice like Mickey Mouse." It would be three years before it returned to normal. Bee was forced into retirement and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. with his family to escape the cold, which bothered his neck. This past February, Bee went to the doctor for what he thought was the flu, but it turned out he had leukemia. Now some seven months later, the cancer, which his doctor believes was from his time Vietman where he was sprayed with Agent Orange. A stem cell transplant is planned which could extend his life beyond the one year prognosis doctors have currently given him. Bee describes the procedure as brutal with only 'one in three patients' making it past hospital. Bee says he's spoken with a few survivors who have undergone the transplant. Without the surgery, however, doctors give him a 20 percent chance of surviving the next year. Bee's son created a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his family's expenses over the next few years. Visit his gofundme page HERE
Straight Men Marry Each Other Contest Draws Outrage
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 16TH, 2014 –– New Zealand legalized same-sex marriages over a year ago, but now many in the gay community is outraged over a same-sex marriage between lifelong friends Matt McCormick and Travis McIntosh this past weekend who are both hetero(s)exual They agreed to wed as part of a radio contest by The Edge in New Zealand where they won a free trip to the Rugby World Cup next year in the UK. According to care2.com, the men have been friends since they met playing rugby as young children. They have committed to staying together for at least two years. “It trivializes what we fought for,” said activist Neill Ballantyne. Fellow activist, Joseph Habgood, concurred. “The point of this competition is that men marrying each other is still something that they think is worth having a laugh at.” The married couple insist they mean no disrespect. “We are not here to insult anyone,” said McCormick. “We are here to do our own thing and travel our own path.” The humor, McIntosh argues, comes from “seeing how far two good mates would go to win a trip to the Rugby World Cup.” Of course, The Edge is no stranger to controversial contests having married complete strangers three times over the years and staging nude wedding and three elopements to Las Vegas. Plus, after losing the Edge competition 'Would You Rather,' morning co-host Dom Harvey marched in last year's Auckland Pride Parade dressed in a wig, G-string, and holding a sign which read "Queen for a Day." As a sidebar, Harvey is releasing another book next month titled: 'Dom Harvey: Childhood of an Idiot'
Fox Sports Debuts In New Orleans
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– CCM+E New Orleans announced the launch of FOX Sports 1280 AM, effective immediately. WODT-AM now features FOX Sports Radio’s lineup of leading sports entertainment programs, including Jay Mohr Sports (shown), Steve Gorman Sports!, FOX Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North and JT “The Brick,” in addition to the network’s weekend programming. FOX Sports 1280 AM will provide New Orleans sports fans with relevant, credible coverage of sports news and games. FOX Sports 1280 AM Program Director Jim Fisher stated, “We're so happy to partner with the FOX Sports brand and provide the type of coverage New Orleans deserves. Hosts like Jay Mohr show that the medium is capable of so much more and we're proud to be part of that.”
PHOTO OPS: Envision's Laura Orkin Attends Oprah's 'The Life You Want' Event
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Laura Orkin COO, Envision Networks (pictured left) compares notes with Oprah Winfrey on “THE LIFE YOU WANT” this past weekend in Auburn Hills, Michigan. At her website, Oprah describes the event saying "I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling and summon the courage to live it," Oprah Winfrey says. In this moving and intimate one-woman show, she brings her story and vision to life, creating a transformative journey for every person in the audience. Orkin tells Jockline Daily: ”Oprah is a broadcast pioneer and was so gracious to share her insights on the path we take to achieve our goals. Her message was inspirational.”
[LISTEN] KIIS LA & ReelWorld Celebrate 10th Anniversary With New Jingles
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles has updated their sound with the all-new KIIS 2015 jingle package from ReelWorld. The jingle package represents a complete makeover of the KIIS brand, melding the heritage "Kiss FM" three-note signature logo with a new, modern vocal sound reflecting the CHR playlist of today and the format trends of tomorrow. The new package was recorded in Seattle, WA near the ReelWorld U.S. headquarters and marks the ten-year anniversary of the partnership between KIIS LA and ReelWorld. KIIS Program Director John Ivey said: “Apparently, composing and producing these new KIIS jingles was the easy part. Analyzing, understanding, dissecting, digesting, and transforming exactly what I was hearing in my head, well, that was a little more challenging. I’ve been with ReelWorld for more than 14 years and the guys know what I want even before I do. Like always, they nailed it!” ReelWorld’s Creative Director Erik Huber expressed his excitement over the KIIS 2015 release: "As a station known for its brand awareness among young listeners, KIIS LA requires a sound that’s in sync with their playlist and anticipates where the format is headed .. This package is a perfect complement not just for the KIIS of today, but the KIIS to come.” LISTEN HERE
Savannah Host Runs Charity 5k In Full Military Gear
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Alpha Media’s Tim Leary (Tim Leary & The Morning Showgram-Mornings BOB 106.9 WUBB Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC) put on full military battle gear to run the inaugural Run for the Brave 5k. The race attracted more than 220 runners to raise money for Operation Homefront. Leary was joined by Army Specialist Baker Reeves, and Army Sgt. 1st Cl. Philadelphia from Hunter Army Airfield to help him suit up and get through the race. “That’s a lot of extra weight,” stated Sgt. Philadelphia. “All said and done he got about 60-61 extra pounds on him.” “There’s definitely a sense of finality when you get strapped into the body armor and rucksack,” explained Leary. “When overseas, our troops have this weight on them for 10-14 hours at a time…I’m just attempting to go 3.2 miles.” Leary went on to explain something incredible that happened during the race: “Philly and Reeves stayed with me and I made it 1.6 miles running before I had to switch to a “range walk”. (A very fast paced hike) The weight was OK, but the thing that got me was the helmet…it doesn’t release any body heat. I felt my head pulsating. Minutes later two Marine sergeants crossed the finish line, grabbed water, and ran back against the incoming runners to come get me. Right after that, Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua Smith-Parris Island crossed the finish line with his wife and two kids, told them to wait there, and turned around to also come get me.” “They caught up with us just over the 3.0 mile marker and wouldn’t let me fall. They started chanting drill marching cadences to keep me going. I was able to pick it up to a slow jog and the escorted me across the finish line, not leaving a man behind. PHOTO/Sgt. Malina Shippen USMC, Specialist Baker Reeves Cavalry, Tim Leary, Sgt. 1st Cl. Philadelphia Aviation, Sgt. Malina Shippen USMC, Staff Sgt. Joshua Smith USMC
Jimmy Kimmel And Carson Daly Sell Radio-Themed Comedy Script To ABC
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[WATCH] Host Stirs National Attention After Sounding Off On Possible Terrorist Connection To Killing Of Local Teen
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Todd Pettengill, host of WPLJ New York's 'Todd Show,' said he may not have heard about this story if his daughter hadn’t been friends with the victim's family and voiced his concerns about its lack of attention. It involves the story of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin (below) who was shot to death in New Jersey in late June by Ali Muhammad Brown. After his arrest, Brown said his motive was revenge for U.S. actions in the Middle East. This led to New York-area radio host Todd Pettengill sounding off on what he sees as an act of domestic terrorism. Soon afterward, several national news sites picked up on his outrage, including Fox News. Pettengill, who described his show as a comedy/morning/music radio show, said last week on his show, “Where is the outrage for a young man, 19 years old, who was killed because he was an American? That's it. There's no two sides to this story,” he lamented. Fox New Insider's Martha MacCallum said initially, people wrongly assumed that Tevlin was killed buying drugs, but it turned out there was no drug-related element to the crime. "This kid was murdered because he was an American and that's where the story should begin. That's where the discussion should take place. Because domestic terrorism is here. It happened in New Jersey," said Pettengill. MacCallum pointed out that Brown is the suspect in three other targeted killings. She noted that it looks like a case of “serial terrorism.” Pettengill asked people to call attention to the murder on social media using #BrendanTevlin and visit the Facebook page dedicated to Tevlin's memory.
Cumulus Revamps The Loop Chicago's Lineup; Search For New Morning Show Underway
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Chicago announces that Classic Rock WLUP-FM 97.9 The Loop has revamped its weekday line-up that features personalities Tim Virgin (L), Lyndsey Marie and Pyke. In addition, the station has begun a nationwide search for Chicago’s next great morning show personality. Since the late ‘70’s, The Loop has provided the soundtrack to growing up in Chicago, with a long history of delivering rock music and legendary radio personalities to generations of Chicagoland listeners. The next chapter begins as former “Looper,” Tim Virgin returns to Chicago for WLUP Afternoon Drive. Virgin’s previous radio posts include WXRK-KROCK in New York City, WHFS in Washington, DC, and the former Q101 in Chicago. The Loop welcomes rising star Lyndsey Marie (R) to Middays. Lyndsey Marie heads to Chicago from her previous position on-air at Cumulus sister station, WNNX Rock 100.5 in Atlanta. Pyke loops back to Chicago to rock Nights on The Loop. His previous radio experience includes on-air stints at WXRK and WHTZ in New York and the former Q101 in Chicago. John Dickey, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content for Cumulus said: "This is a part of the continuing evolution of WLUP. Chicago is a city known for great personalities and this new line-up continues that tradition.” Wade Linder, Program Director and Operations Manager for WLUP said: “Chicago has a high expectation for the personalities on The Loop, so we’re thrilled to have Tim, Lyndsey and Pyke join us. Now, we start our search for Loop’s next amazing morning team.” Virgin said: “I’ve come full circle back to The Loop and Chicago - my home. To say that I am excited to be back at the legend that is The Loop is a huge understatement." Lyndsey Marie said: “I love Classic Rock, hockey and expensive beer, and I am so excited to be at The Loop in Chicago.”
MOTION: 95.5 KLOS Takes Middays To The Max With Addition Of Melissa Maxx; Jess Kage Joins Mornings on Sports Radio 98.7 The Fan Tampa Bay
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Los Angeles has announced that Rock jock Melissa Maxx will air on 95.5 KLOS, Southern California’s Best Rock, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September 15. Maxx moves to Middays from her previous on-air position on KLOS weeknights from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight. Maxx assumes the midday position from former host, Derek Madden, who serves the station as Program Director. Maxx has been with KLOS since 2010 and was previously Executive Producer and VJ for the first made-for-mobile music video channel, Altitude. She has also appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials as both a host and an actress. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 she was the co-host of the nightly "Deek and Melissa Show" on WBCN in Boston. ####### Tampa Bay radio vet Kirk McEwen has joined The New Kirk & Kage Morning Show on 98.7 the Fan/Tampa. Jesse joins co-host Kirk McEwen along with Roxanne Wilder and Special Ed on the new Kirk & Kage show which airs 6am – 9am weekdays on 98.7 the Fan. PD John O’Connell, “I am very excited to welcome Jesse Kage to 98.7 the Fan. The station has always had an energy and edge that you find in a rock station, so in many ways Jesse will feel right at home. The pairing of Jesse with Kirk McEwen puts two outstanding radio personalities together that will excite and engage listeners. The Kirk and Kage Morning Show will not only be a destination for sports fans but anyone craving a balance of sports, fun and entertainment.” “I am THRILLED to join CBS RADIO and 98.7 the Fan and I look forward to taking the morning show to a new level with Kirk McEwen,” said Kage. “This is an exciting time for me and sports radio as a whole and want nothing more than to create killer radio for Tampa Bay.” ############# BIG 104.7/WPGB-FM Pittsburgh taps Carson Blackley for middays, effective today, September 15. She arrives from CCM+E co-owned G105/Raleigh, where she hosted she also hosted middays.
Westwood One Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Jim Bohannon Shows
93 Rock Wisconsin Gives Way To Classic Country 'The Duke'
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Midwest Communications active rock 93.1 (Green Bay) and 93.5 (Fox Valley) has dropped its format and is now Duke FM, "playing the legends of country," according to the postcrescent.com. Replacing rock artist will be groups such as Alabama, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and others. 93 Rock held a farewell event Thursday night at a local club as Duke FM took over the airwaves at midnight. No word yet on on-air staff
Royal Prank Station Donates $550,000 To Family Of Deceased Nurse
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– The station behind the tragic royal prank which resulted in the suicide by the India-born nurse, Jacintha Saldanha (shown), has donated $550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. According to the Times Of India, Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund for the nurse's family. "We do not assume, of course, that this donation or any amount of money could relieve the feelings of loss felt by Saldanha's family. But it is our hope that it may help them," a spokeswoman said in a statement. Saldanha was found dead days after she was tricked into revealing details of Kate Middleton's first pregnancy to two Australian hosts, Mel Greig and Michael Christian — posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles back in December 2012. The radio station conveyed its condolences but did not accept any blame for her death, The Australian reported. The Australian reported. "We also note that the coroner has said there is no causation as a matter of law between the hoax call and any subsequent voluntary action by Saldanha," a spokeswoman said. Radio programmes were collaborative and no blame could be placed on the radio hosts as "they are not the final decision makers", although Southern Cross Austereo accepted full responsibility for the call and broadcast, she said.
REPORT: Kerri Kasem Dishes On Her Step-Mom And Dad's Relationship
'Got along" Until They "Realized That Jean Only Faked It At Times"
Hidden Video Of Nikki Sixx's Return To 'Vintage Vinyl' Record Shop Debuts Tonight
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– During a recent Motley Crüe tour stop in New Jersey, rock icon and national radio host Nikki Sixx returned to his roots working at famous East Coast record store, Vintage Vinyl, to promote his chart-topping band Sixx:AM’s forthcoming album “Modern Vintage” and offer a special giveaway to fans. Those who pre-ordered copies of “Modern Vintage” at the record store in Fords, N.J., received a limited-edition 7” vinyl of “Gotta Get it Right,” the first single from the new album that is due for release by Eleven Seven Music on October 7. While photos of Sixx working at Vintage Vinyl were shared across social media, exclusive hidden camera footage was also filmed by the people behind some of your favorite hidden-camera pieces, TV BOY (tvboynyc.com). The resulting video will premiere today, September 15 on www.SixxSense.com – the website for Sixx’s internationally syndicated radio programs Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx. Visit the site at 8 p.m. ET tonight (9/15/14) to see the surprisingly funny footage of Sixx (a.k.a “Larry”) working behind the store counter, including assisting customers with music searches, answering phone calls, and failed attempts to use a cash register, bag albums, all while denying his true identity.
FAA Rule's 'Glitch' Grounds Cincinnati Host From From Flying In Banner Towing Plane
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2015 –– A last minute ‘glitch’ involving FAA rules that prohibit passengers in banner-towing planes, temporarily grounded Marianne Curran, co-host of the top-rated Bob & Marianne in the Morning Show on Friday. She was to have flown over Cincinnati alongside a plane towing the “Men are Superior” signage. According to Warm 98 station manager, Mr. Cruel “her having to accompany the banner during flight is the penalty for losing the best of 40 games in a series called Battle of the Sexes that airs on Warm 98 every weekday at 5:50 and 7:20 AM.” “The FAA is the government agency entrusted with public flight safety. They have nothing but our safety in mind, said Jeff Zeigler, owner and operator of It’s Up In The Air, a banner towing advertising company based near Cincinnati. “The dangerous maneuvers needed for a plane to swing within inches of the ground and grab a banner with a hook mounted on the tail end of a plane and the steep angle of ascent required to lift a banner into the sky are among the reasons the FAA prohibits non-pilot-licensed passengers from riding in these planes. What they didn’t understand is that Marianne was going to be in a separate plane and that no FAA rules were ever going to be compromised,” added Zeigler. Weather permitting, Marianne will fly Monday and finally pay her debt to all mankind,” he said.
TV Anchor Announces On-Air He Has Four To Six Months To Live
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2014 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced; KROQ Scores Double Honors
Scott Shannon Returns To Syndication In Classic Form
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– CBS RADIO and United Stations Radio Networks announced the two entities will work together to create and syndicate a new program, Scott Shannon presents “AMERICA’S GREATEST HITS.” The new four-hour weekend show will debut on Saturday, Oct. 18 or Sunday, Oct. 19 (check local listings) on CBS RADIO’s 10 Classic Hits stations across the country, including WCBS-FM in New York, where Shannon hosts one of the most listened to shows in morning drive. Additional affiliates will be announced at a later date. Shannon previously was the founder and voice of the nationally distributed “True Oldies” channel which was broadcast on more than 100 stations nationwide from 2004-14. “I love the medium of radio…everybody knows that…and I’ll grab any chance possible to play the greatest hits of all time and tell stories about the artists, and the songs and the era that they come from,” said Shannon. “Scott has established himself as one of the leading authorities on music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and is among the best storytellers to ever grace the airwaves – it’s why he’s been so successful anchoring the lineup at WCBS-FM,” said Chris Oliviero, CBS RADIO Executive Vice President, Programming. “Scott is a legend in radio and having the opportunity to work with him and his team which includes his representative John McConnell and all the folks at CBS Radio, well, it’s a dream come true,” said Andy Denemark, Executive Vice President, Programming, United Stations.
[WATCH] CBS Les Moonves Says You May See Us 'Trim Down Stations In Smaller Markets
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– This week while appearing on CNBC's 'Closing Bell' with David Faber, CBS chief Les Moonves said on Wednesday's show 'I think you might see us try to trim down radio stations that aren't in major markets.' This followed Faber's comment: "when I look at the portfolio, the one thing that maybe stands out is radio." Moonves said "We still believe in radio," he told Faber, but "it is slow growth." "It's still a content business. Unlike the outdoor business which is walls .. Radio is a content business. We have developed our sports radio network which works in concert with our other divisions. CBS Sports Network and CBS Sports and Showtime. Valuable content.' SEE SCRIPT AND WATCH CNBC INTERVIEW HERE
[WATCH] Kimberly And Beck Return To Rochester Radio On Rebranded WQBW/95.1
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– Longtime Rochester morning hosts Kimberly and Beck have returned to the air, this time they're on 95.1 FM, formerly The Brew, where they'll take afternoons from 2-7pm. They'll also join NewsRadio WHAM 1180 AM weeknights from 8-9 p.m. They were last heard on WBZA 98.9 The Buzz before being fired after making comments about the transgender community. Their comments came in response to the city's recent decision to offer transgender health benefits to employees. According the rochester.twcnews.com, Kimberly and Beck made a surprise appearance yesterday on "The Brother Wease Show" (below) to announce their return, and then a few hours later, debuted their new show, "Kimberly and Beck in the Afternoon." "It was very heartwarming after we were fired and the fourth man, our Rochester listeners, started a Facebook page and Twitter pages and they were very rabid about getting us back on the radio, so we owe a lot to Rochester listeners and we're very grateful," said Ray. "I think they've learned some things. They're going to handle controversial issues but they're going to be more sensitive moving forward," said Bob Morgan, Clear Channel GM. WATCH RETURN HERE
Florida Georgia Line To Host First-Ever 'American Country Countdown Awards' December 15 On FOX
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Bob FM London Bans All Scottish Music
By Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– BOB FM is doing their bit to help keep the United Kingdom together. BOB fm is going Scot Free until the outcome of the referendum on Scotland’s independence next week. This morning at 8:20, Programme Controller and Breakfast Show host, Graham Mack, stopped The Proclaimers, ‘500 Miles’ halfway through and said, “I’ve had enough of this! Listen to how is all started here; http://www.bobfm.co.uk/on-air/breakfast/bob-fm-bans-scottish-music-ahead-of-independence-vote/
Alan Jones Takes On Surprising New Role, And Not Everyone Is Impressed - Sydney Australia’s Breakfast Show Host on 2GB, Alan Jones has signed up to star in the Cole Porter theatre show Anything Goes. A long-time patron of the arts and advocate of all things theatre, Jones regularly passionately discusses theatre on his show. Some see his decision to take on the role of the captain on the good ship Anything Goes as a little hypercritical, considering past "rantings" such as the one aimed at Opera Australia then-CEO Adrian Collette in 2008 who he accused of "abandoning some of the greatest artists". Jason Whittaker, writing for Crikey, feels that's exactly what has happened to include Jones in the cast. He writes: "So what would Alan make of this: next year the company is presenting a Cole Porter musical with no operatic parts, and for one role has passed over numerous experienced performers to employ a multimillionaire bigoted radio shock jock who can’t sing or act”.
Chris Evans Splashes Out £2.27m ($3.66m) On ANOTHER Car! - Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Evans was in the crowd at Silverstone Auctions' Salon Prive sale in London on Thursday night to view a number of flash classics and splashed out £2.27 million pounds on a classic 1971 Daytona Spyder Ferrari. The renowned car collector then got involved in a bidding war for a very rare 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder which is thought to be a world record for the model.
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[LISTEN] How Melissa Rivers Got Stern To Deliver Eulogy
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– SiriusXM's Howard Stern said on Monday's show that when Melissa Rivers first asked him to deliver the Eulogy at her mother's funeral, he told her she was asking the wrong guy. After calling the service 'one of the greatest events he'd ever witnessed, he explained "I had gotten a call from Melissa like a day and half before the service asking me if I would speak," he said. "I said to her, 'Melissa, you are asking the wrong guy.' I said, 'I'll do it, I would do anything for Joan, I will do anything for you." After telling her she should get someone more suited to the task, she told him 'No, I want you to do it. I didn't want to say the wrong thing," he said. "I was in touch with Louis C.K. and he said, 'You know, Joan really deserves a great send off. He said something very profound. He said, 'Joan was like an aunt or a best friend who could make everything better.' Even in times after say 9/11 or the country just seems to be going down or things just seem to be bad, when she would crack a joke ... you didn't feel so alone. It just made you feel better knowing Joan Rivers was making a joke about it." LISTEN HERE
[LISTEN] WWO Sports' Larry Fitzgerald Talks Ray Rice's Team Drop And NFL Suspension: "You Have To Live Your Life Like You're Always Being Watched'
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Following news of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice being booted from his team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after new video evidence shown by TMZ of him beating his then-fiancée unconscious, Westwood One Sports' contributors and current NFL players Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald commented to Jim Gray before Monday Night Football doubleheader on Westwood One. Tom Brady: “It’s a very sad and tragic situation for everyone that’s involved. You can’t help but see the video and have a strong reaction toward it. There’s really no place for domestic violence in our society. Larry Fitzgerald (shown) said “It’s disturbing, to say the least. It has no place in our society and especially has no place in our league. The commissioner and the Baltimore Ravens took swift action and I think deservingly so. It was really tough to watch that video. I think you have to live your life like you’re always being watched. You have to make sure that you understand that anything you do potentially could change your life. There’s video cameras in malls, there’s video cameras in parking lots. You know, so you have to be aware. But the important thing is just to live life right. Do the right thing and you don’t have to worry about it.” Hear Larry Fitzgerald HERE
Mother Nature Throws Water On Phoenix' Hosts Drive To Work
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– As monsoon storms brought record-setting rainfall and flooding to Phoenix, The Johnjay & Rich Show found itself immersed in the media coverage. On the way to the radio studio yesterday morning, Johnjay became stranded in a flooded intersection for two hours and had to co-host the program from his car while waiting to be rescued. Their tale even was picked up by ap (read here). JJ told Jockline Daily "I was driving to work same way I always do, the neighborhood I go down by the station was pitch black as it always is...suddenly my car turned off and I was coasting... I was stuck in the middle of the flood! Water was coming thru my door and then my electrical shut off! I couldn't roll down the window and I couldn't open the doors! The water was rising! I called my partner Rich, he has a jacked up raised F150 ( cuz he lives in BFE)...he pulled up next to me, I kicked the window open climbed on the roof and jumped into his truck! (BTW all this during a stop set) I did the first two breaks of our show from inside my car! Simply.. Rich Berra saved my life! ######### Among other hosts stifled on the way to work was Justin Scheman of Mix 969. He tells Jockline daily "It seems that I have the worst luck. I have lived in 7 states including Florida which floods all the time and the only time I have ever gotten stuck in water was in the desert of Phoenix! While driving to work at 3:50am in the pouring rain I was cruising in about 6-8 inches of water until the road dipped and the hood of my car was almost under water (shown) I slammed in reverse but with front wheel drive it didn't catch traction so I stepped on the gas to make it the gas station just 15 feet away and the car went dead. I opened the door to get out and water filled the car." 1
Radio Host Comes To Aid Of Hilary Duff Following Hit & Run In L.A.
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Singer and actress Hilary Duff says Sophie Monk (shown) saved her in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles. According to dailymail.com, Duff was in Australia promoting her latest single 'All About You', and while being interviewed by 2DayFM's breakfast show hosts Jules Lund, Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk revealed she had a car accident and Sophie comes out of nowhere during a rainy day in LA. "This girl hit me, she rear-ended me, and tried to run. And Sophie took her (own) car and blocked her off. Monk blocked the driver's car and took down the driver's number plate I'm like "Sophie?" and she's like, "Oh my God, Hilary!"' Meanwhile, quick-thinking Sophie rushed to her friend's rescue preventing the driver from leaving the scene and taking down the number plate. Sophie took to Instagram to upload a picture of her friend calling her the 'sweetest thing' the pair met while dating Madden brothers Benji and Joel in 2006. And, apparently, she admitted to not being the best driver. "I've had a few (accidents), mostly with my own house though. So that’s a good thing, it’s always best when there is only one person involved. 'I've hit my garage a few times. Sometimes I've pulled in too tight. I've always had a big car so I've pulled in and scratched it, things like that.' PHOTO/instagram
Seacrest From Macy's Window; Ken Thomson's New Digs
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– If you've been complaining about your squeaky studio chair, check this out. According to USA Today, on Monday, Ryan Seacrest broadcast his radio show in the windows at Macy’s Herald Square - PHOTO/screengrab. He was there to promote the official launch of his Ryan Seacrest Distinction men’s wear collection. ####### Meanwhile, in a more permanent setting, Yahoo! Sports Radio revealed evening host Ken Thomson’s new audience-friendly studio in The Palazzo Las Vegas during his live program on Monday night. The glass-enclosed, state-of-the-art facility is located in Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas, where listeners can now watch the broadcast live, Monday-Friday, 10 p.m.–1 a.m. ET/7 p.m.-10 p.m. PT.
SYNDICATION: Free Beer & Hot Wings Comes To 96Rock Cincinnati; Marilu Henner Broadcasts From Atlanta; Dayton's Hot 102.9 Adds The Breakfast Club To Its Lineup
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Cincinnati announces that Free Beer & Hot Wings has come to 96Rock WFTK-FM Mornings. Free Beer & Hot Wings is hosted by a colorful cast including: Gregg “Free Beer” Daniels, Chris “Hot Wings” Michels, Eric Zane, Producer Joe and Producer Steve (shown) . 96Rock’s local host Mistress Bridget continues to round out WFTK Mornings, providing local traffic and information updates throughout the show. WFTK Program Director and former morning show host Michael Walter (Fin) moves his show to Middays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m, which launched Tuesday with the new name, Fin on the Job. Afternoon personality JD continues to take 96Rockers through the afternoon and ride home from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., with the 96Rock Homegrown Local Band feature airing weekdays at 4:20 p.m. ######### Marilu Henner (R) host of Sun Broadcast Group’s nationally-syndicated The Marilu Henner Show, enjoyed some Southern hospitality last week when she broadcast her show from Atlanta affiliate WCFO-AM. Pictured are Marilu and WCFO-AM GSM, Jennifer Green. For more information, call Sun Broadcast Group (800) 871-6163. ########## Alpha Media Dayton, OH station Hot 102.9 (WDHT-FM) has announced the addition of syndicated morning show “The Breakfast Club” to its weekday lineup from 5:30am to 10am starting Thursday, September 11th. The Breakfast Club, starring Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy. Hot 102.9 Program Director, Ryan Drake, said, “We think that the world’s most dangerous morning show is a great fit for the Hot 102.9 audience and they can’t wait to become part of the station and the great city of Dayton.”
MOTION: Greg Lane Joins 102.7 The Wolf Fresno For Middays; Talk Radio 102.3/Chattanooga's Brian Joyce Takes Over 'Live & Local' Slot; Cindy Vero On Hunt For New Opportunity
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– KHGE-FM 102.7 The Wolf, Fresno's New Country, announced today that well-known local Valley favorite, Greg Lane, will join the station as mid-day host, beginning September 11, 2014. Lane will host weekdays from 10-3:00 p.m. He most recently served as on-air personality at KSKS hosting mid-days. For many years Lane also hosted a special CMA Broadcast Live From Nashville, providing all access coverage of the annual Country music event. "Greg is exactly the right person to host middays on 102.7 The Wolf," said Nick Cash, Program Director. ######### Talk Radio 102.3 (Cumulus Media) has announced that the time slot formerly known as "Live & Local" will now be called "The Brian Joyce Show." Joyce, originally from Boston, MA, took over the 1-4 pm slot in April of 2012. In that time, he has taken the show from 10th in the market among Men 25-54, and 15th in the market among Persons 25-54, to top 3 in both demos. This is the first time in station history, going back 20 years, that the 1-4 pm slot has been top 3 in both Men and Persons 25-54. ########## Following the hiring of Carolina Bermudez as co-host with Paul 'Cubby' Bryant on WKTU/NYC, this left former co-host Cindy Vero (shown with Lady Gaga) on the hunt for her next opportunity. Reach her by email at email@example.com or at (201) 925-5377.
RTDNA Honors CBS News' Harvey Nagler
Point-To-Point Launches 'The $10,000 Selfie Contest'
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Point-To-Point Marketing is Launching a unique online contest beginning today ,September 9th, exclusively for anyone who works in broadcast radio and TV. "The $10,000 Selfie Contest" is a chance for managers, personalities dollars for themselves for a change. PTP's Tim Satterfield says 'Were flipping the switch and doing a simple & cool contest radio people can ENTER & WIN instead of executing for listeners. Poor folks in radio never get to win anything, and 10K up for grabs is pretty cool. To enter, tweet- #radio & #TV folks by @PTPradio. Upload pic HERE - or @instagram & @twitter using #SocialBounce
Get Used To It: Bookfacing Has Cometh
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Here's a great new fad for everyone back in school. September is Life Literacy Month – a month designated to celebrate literacy and lifelong learning. Get involved and spread the word to help increase literacy skills. We’ll make it easy for you - start #Bookfacing! Step 1: Find your favorite book! Step 2: Put the book on your face! (Be creative!) Step 3: Snap a photo and upload it as your new social media profile pic! Step 4: Share this initiative on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and beyond; use the hashtag #Bookfacing and challenge your friends to start #Bookfacing! www.BookfaceonFacebook.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bookfacing/318149898364259. Kicking off in Ottawa is Hot 89.9's Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni, and Josie.
NASH FM 94.7 NYC Puts On "Last Summer Bash" Concert
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– NASH FM 94.7 NYC was proud to host its “Last Summer Bash” on Saturday, September 6th at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. Listeners came out for this free concert featuring Maddie & Tae, John King, and Danielle Bradbery. It was a great night of performances by some of Country’s best young acts! From L to R: NASH FM 94.7’s Jesse Addy, Maddie (of Maddie & Tae), NASH’s Kelly Ford, Danielle Bradbery, John King, Tae (of Maddie & Tae), NASH FM Program Director Brian Thomas.
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[WATCH] Howard Stern Delivers Eulogy At Joan Rivers Funeral
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2014 –– Howard Stern called Rivers the best friend in the world -- a big sister -- a crazy aunt at a bar mitzvah," as he delivered a Eulogy during this weekend's funeral for comedy legend Joan Rivers. Joining droves of other celebrities such as Barbara Walters, Donald Trump, Diane Sawyer, Geraldo Rivera, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Paul Shaffer, Barry Diller, Steve Forbes, Clive Davis, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Dr. Oz and numerous others, he added, 'She fought the stereotype that women couldn't be funny and was responsible for putting the red carpet into prime time.' Other tributes were delivered by TV anchor Deborah Norville and Rivers' daughter, Melissa. Hugh Jackman sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage" at the end of the memorial and bagpipers from the New York City Police Department played outside of Temple Emanu-El (shown), many dabbing their eyes. 6ABC TV reported that mourners had lined up outside the Fifth Avenue synagogue and waited for their names to be checked against a list before entering. Tons of media stood stood behind barriers and fans from as far away as Australia and England lined the streets. In River's 2012 book "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me" that she wanted her funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action and instead of a rabbi talking, Rivers asked for "Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents" and "a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's." Her wishes were were printed in the funeral program. Her publicist said that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to God's Love, We Deliver; Guide Dogs for the Blind; or Our House. WATCH 6ABC COVERAGE HERE Temple Emanu-El PHOTO/nycago.org
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