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CMG Tampa Revamps Lineup On 102.5 The Bone; Bubba The Love Sponge Replaced By Mike Calta; Bubba Hints At Return

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa is redesigning its daily program lineup on 102.5 The Bone (WHPT) beginning today, Sept. 2. The cast will now feature from (6 a.m. - 10 a.m.) – The Mike Calta Show - 10 a.m. - noon – The Billy Madison Show - Noon - 3 p.m. – The Shannon Burke Show - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. – In Your Face with Drew Garabo and 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. – The Bone Daily Rewind Show. As for the changes, in a statement, CMG posted "CMG periodically changes direction, talent and format of its various media programs in order to provide our audiences with fresh perspectives and compelling content,” said Keith Lawless, CMG Tampa’s VP and Market Manager. “The Bone has proven to be one of America’s most outspoken radio stations. Tampa Bay can expect The Bone to continue to deliver ‘Real, Raw, Radio’ every day.” The Bone will discontinue airing the Bubba the Love Sponge Show effective immediately. “We appreciate everything the Bubba the Love Sponge Show has done for us over the past six years,” Lawless added. “We now are taking the station in a different direction.” CMG Tampa will continue to be the technical head end to the Bubba Radio Network through the end 2014. As for BLS, he teased on Facebook: "I'll have a MAJOR Announcement within 20 days of my new Tampa home gonna be so so so great -- Deal is practically done.'

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Jack Diamond Decides To Exit The Max San Diego; 'Could Not Make Personal Pieces Fit'

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 –– Former WRQX-FM Wash. host Jack Diamond had a change of mind with this latest move to mornings at Max 107.5 San Diego. Over the weekend he posted on Facebook: 'My move back to San Diego was a sudden one. Really done in a couple days. With Internet research, and some phone calls, I thought I could put the housing and school pieces of the puzzle together pretty quickly. At least find our son a great Montessori School, a program he loves and excels in, and a nice house to rent. Simple, right? Ya know that saying "You can't go home again". It has nothing to do with the "physical" place, but rather time passes and things change. They certainly have in the 25 years I have been away from Southern California. Still LOVE San Diego, but being completely honest, I could not make the personal pieces fit." He also cited the high cost of housing in San Diego and finding places that accepted pets. As for his short lived stay, he said, "I couldn't have been happier, but was desperately worried about the most important thing, my family. They were very understanding in my return to DC. I can't thank them enough. This is 100% on me. The station was and is amazing. It will kick some serious tail in San Diego!
Yes, we're all back together here in Washington, and I am thrilled to be back in my hometown." Diamond was teamed on The Max with Kim Morrison and producer Kayla Yap No word yet on its next move. As of this morning, Kim is still listed at the station's website.

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Rochester Duo Let Go Following Transgender Comments, Post 'They're Coming Back' On Facebook, Then Delete

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 –– Morning hosts, Kimberly and Beck of 98.9 The Buzz/Rochester (shown), the radio duo who lost their jobs over comments about transgender people, may be returning to the public eye according to democratandchronicle.com On a Facebook page posted Friday, it stated "We are the WATCHDOGS of ROCHESTER!! We love this town We are coming back. Alert the media ...wait we are the media ... never mind bahahahahahhaha." By Saturday morning the page had more than 3,000 "likes." However, the page disappeared from Facebook on Saturday shortly before noon the paper writes. As Jockline reported last May, the team was fired by 98.9 FM "The Buzz" after discussing a move by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren to provide health care coverage for transgender employees. The day after the firing, Kimberly And Beck issued an apology, stating, "Our attempt was to discuss a controversial healthcare issue; however our lack of sensitivity and understanding of the Transgender people and their plight created 12 minutes of radio that we wish we could take back."

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MOTION: Logan & Lisa Debuts Today On WNCV/Coast 93.3 Fort Walton/Destin

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 –– Cumulus Fort Walton/Destin announces that its new morning show, Logan & Lisa, debuts today on AC-formatted WNCV/COAST 93.3. The show features the talents of newly named WNCV Program Director and morning personality Logan and co-host Lisa, who comes to mornings from middays on sister station WYZB/NASH-FM 105.5. Lisa also did mornings on the station prior to adding America's Morning Show. Logan began programming COAST 93.3 for Cumulus last month, after 14 years at Clear Channel where, for the last eight years, he was Morning Host/Assistant Program Director and Music Director for WISX/Mix106.1 in Philadelphia. Logan’s previous tours of duty include Z100 in New York City, Q102 in Philadelphia, and KDMX in Dallas. He has worked in various formats including CHR, Hot AC, Rhythmic AC and Classic Hits. Lisa has been with Cumulus Fort Walton since 2001 and on-air with WYZB/NASH-FM 105.5 for six years, where she was morning personality prior to the launch of America’s Morning Show.

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[WATCH] Cincinnati Host Charged With Shooting Wife, Now Accused Of Violating Protection Order

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 –– More trouble for Blake Seylhouwer a weekend radio host on 55KRC who was awaiting trial on charges that he fired a rifle at his wife is now accused of violating a protection order against her according to cincinnati.com Court records show that warrant was issued Aug. 30 against Blake Seylhouwer, of Madeira for allegedly sending a text message to his wife Misty on Aug. 28, a day after she filed for divorce. He also blocked the wi-fi on her phone and cut off her financial access by canceling a credit card, according to the court records. The protection order had been filed Aug. 13, a day after he allegedly shot at his wife in the driveway of their home. The bullet hit the concrete, police said. Misty Seylhouwer was injured by pieces of shrapnel and concrete, police said. Meanwhile, WCPO TV revealed exclusive photos of Misty Seylhouwer's injuries adding her saying she's 'scared' after being shot last month. Authorities said Blake Seylhouwer opened fire on his wife Misty Seylhouwer with a rifle after an argument outside their home on Aug. 12. Blake was arrested the night of the incident, but was released exactly one week later on bond after pleading not guilty. He returned to the Hamilton County Justice Center Saturday after officials said he violated a protection order granted for Misty. She said she is still healing from the incident, and worried about her future. “I really want to tell everyone the truth, but I don’t want to get into trouble,” she said, before referring WCPO to her attorney. “All I have left is the girls and I’m so scared…”

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: CCM+E Monterey Names Bill Lynch Market Manager

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 –– CCM+E Monterey/Salinas announced that Bill Lynch has been named Market Manager, effective immediately. He joins Clear Channel Monterey from Momentum Broadcasting, where he served as General Manager since 2012. He previously served as General Manager at Buckley Broadcasting, covering the Fresno and Visalia Metro Areas. Lynch also held previous positions at Susquehanna Broadcasting, Clear Channel, CBS Radio and Entercom. “Bill Lynch is the perfect person for this position and knows how to bring people to together to collaborate," said Jeff Negrete, Regional Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "He has a deep passion for this business and is a highly accomplished leader. Bill is the right person to take our already successful Monterey cluster to the next level.” “I am genuinely thrilled by this opportunity to work with all these fantastic people, and absolutely incredible brands," said Lynch.

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sNew York Welcomes The Return Of WFAS-FM

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 –– Cumulus has announced that heritage AC station WFAS-FM returned to Westchester, NY, over the Labor Day weekend. The station re-launched on the 94.3 frequency Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST. WFAS-FM has operated as an HD2 channel for the last few months. The station has a rich history of serving the Westchester community. Marty Sheehan, Market Manager for Cumulus Westchester said: “We are very excited to have the new WFAS back on air. A heritage radio station, WFAS is renowned for its ties to the community, whether it's Storm Center, or service projects such as the Food Bank and Back Pack Giveback-- yet it's the music that has served this community so well. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who grew in Westchester County that has not tuned in to WFAS, their local radio station, for traffic, weather or entertainment. We look forward to entertaining and informing the Westchester community for many more years to come.”

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Paul Shaffer To Continue Hosting Radio Shows After Letterman's Retirement

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 2ND, 2014 –– Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for the past 32 years, opens up about his future plans for life after Letterman in a recent Rolling Stone article.
"I'm not retiring, as many people have assumed," Shaffer said. "I gotta keep playing and want to keep making music. I'm excited about the fact that after almost 33 years, my schedule will open up a little bit." Paul Shaffer will continue to host Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock and Paul Shaffer’s 60-Second Rewind.' Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock draws on Shaffer’s vast musical knowledge and ability to comment on the history of rock from his unique perspective. Paul Shaffer commented on his seven-year journey with Day in Rock so far. “It’s what I love,” said Shaffer. “I have a huge compendium of fun facts and comic rock trivia. Everything we talk about is accurate but we present it with a comic twist. Sort of like what Jon Stewart does with the news [on “The Daily Show”], we do with rock history.” Shaffer spent five years with the original "Saturday Night Live," during which he played keyboards, composed special musical material, served as musical director for The Blues Brothers, and was a featured performer. For more info on paulshaffersdayinrock.com and 60SecondRewind.com contact Hannah Rosenthal at 216-831-3761 or hannahr@envisionradio.com.

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Grand Theft Auto's 5 Radio Stations Getting Updated Content For Xbox One

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2014 ––
Rockstar has been tight-lipped on what new content will be featured in the Xbox One and PS4 editions of Grand Theft Auto 5, but, according to totalxbox.com, it's recently been revealed that it will be updating its radio content with a fresh batch of voiceover work from its featured celebrity DJs. Actress, model and fashionista Cara Delevingne (L) broke the news via her Instagram account a few days ago, where she uploaded a picture of herself with fellow Los Santos DJ Lazlow Jones, along with the caption: "Back with @rockstargames to update my GTAV radio station Non Stop Pop FM for new versions coming this Fall!" It isn't clear yet whether the radio station's track listing will be updated, or whether it's the DJ banter in between songs that's getting an overhaul.

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7Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' As Advisor In Season 7 Beginning September 22nd

 

Joan Rivers Being Brought Out Of Medically Induced Coma - [NYDN]

Was iCloud Flaw To Blame For Theft Of Celebrity Nude Photos? - [PAGE SIX]

Taylor Swift Joins 'The Voice' As Advisor In Season 7 - [US]

Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg Get Married - [E ONLINE]

Carrie Underwood Pregnant - [TASTE OF COUNTRY]

Kathy Griffin Takes It All Off For Bucket Challenge - [E ONLINE]

ACT SURPRISED: Miley Cyrus Not Wearing Clothes For New 'V' Spread - [DAILY CALLER]

Nicole Kidman Goes Pink For Cover Of 'The Edit' - [FASHION FOLE GRAS]

Michael Sam Cut Loose By Rams - [ESPN]

Starbucks Headed To Disney's Hollywood Studios - [DISNEY]

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Wife Of Radio Host Charged With Shooting Her Files For Divorce

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 –– The wife of a weekend talk host on 55KRC/Cincinnati has filed for divorce following her husband being charged with shooting her outside their home (shown). According to wcpo.com, the shooting took place on August 12th involving Blake Seylhouwer (below) who was arrested for and charged with felonious assault and domestic violence after his wife Misty (inset) was struck in by a bullet that ricocheted off the ground and struck her in the head, leg, stomach and neck. When officers arrived, he said it was an accident, but (Misty) was saying something different," Madeira Police Chief Frank Maupin said. "We don't feel it was an accident." Maupin said it was later determined an argument took place between the couple before the shooting -- and when Misty turned her back, Blake fired a shot. At his arraignment August 13, Blake pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.On Wednesday, Misty filed for divorce from Blake, accusing him of adultery, extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty. She is asking for custody of their two children, ages 4 and 1, and spousal support. Blake was given a $500,000 bond at his previous arraignment and was ordered to stay away from Misty and their children. Blake is scheduled to appear in front of a common pleas judge this morning to be arraigned on felony charges.

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UH OH: ALS Wants To Trademark 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 –– Now that most everyone in radio and beyond has tossed a cold bucket of ice over their heads in the name of charity, comes this: The ALS Association wants to trademark ‘ice bucket challenge.’ According to washingtonpost.com, The ALS Association has raked in more than $94 million in donations from the ice bucket challenge in just under a month. Now, the organization is asking for something else: Trademarks to the phrases “ice bucket challenge” and “ALS ice bucket challenge.” At least one trademark attorney calls the effort “shameful.” Both applications are available for public viewing on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Web site, HERE and HERE. Trademark attorney Erik Pelton spotted the applications Wednesday. “I was upset,” he told The Post. “Similar to the reaction I had last year when I saw the applications for ‘Boston Strong.’ ”While Pelton believes that the “ice bucket challenge” trademark applications will probably be rejected, the applications themselves were enough for the Virginia-based attorney to draw attention to them on his blog. If the applications are approved, Pelton said the charity could use the registration to try and take other groups to court who use it without its permission; to take control of social media accounts using the phrases “ice bucket challenge” or “ALS ice bucket challenge”; and to “potentially stop other charities from using it.” In an e-mailed statement to The Post, the ALS Association defended its trademark applications, noting that the charity only applied “after seeing many examples of unscrupulous profiteers trying to drive revenue to themselves, instead of the fight against ALS.”

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MOTION: Louie Diaz Appointed PD Of i93.3 Dallas; Mike Bennett Joins Envision's 'America Weekend' Lineup

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Dallas announces that Louie Diaz has been appointed Program Director of Top 40 station KLIF-FM (i93.3). Diaz was most recently Program Director of Alpha Broadcasting’s KBFF and KUPL in Portland, OR. A native of Queens, NY, he started his radio career at the age of 16 at WPLJ-FM in New York City, where he ultimately rose to Assistant Program Director of the station.

Envision Networks® announced that Mike Bennett ( “Mike & Kacey in the Morning” on 100.7, WHUD) as part of the all new America Weekend lineup. Bennett will debut the new show on August 30th and will continue to host Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. “I’m honored to be a part of America Weekend and look forward to sharing what I find interesting with audiences across the United States,” said Mike Bennett. “I’ve been in the business a long time and I’ve got lots to say!” There is a reason Mike Bennett continues to have the number one morning show in his market,” said Michael Lichtstein, VP/Programming of Envision Networks®. “His warm, engaging delivery and wealth of information will be destination listening for America Weekend audiences.”Designed to be a break from the usual brokered programming and political fare of most News/Talk stations, America Weekend covers the lighter side of news and lifestyle issues facing today’s on-the-go talk listeners. America Weekend offers over 12 hours of new programming each weekend. In addition to Bennett, the new lineup also includes host Ed Kalegi, Smith and Sabatino, Animal Radio®, and Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline. For more information on America Weekend contact Hannah Rosenthal at 216-831-3761 or hannahr@envisionradio.com.

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Opponents Hold Rally For College Station Following Public Radio Takeover

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 –– Opponents of the Georgia Public Broadcasting day-time takeover of 88.5/WRAS-FM held a rally yesterday at Hurt Park today as students returned to campus. According to The AJC's Rodney Ho: “Because the agreement between GSU President Mark Becker and GPB CEO Teya Ryan was announced during finals week at the end of the school year in May of this year, many students have not had the chance to voice their anger and frustration at this one-sided agreement which gives GPB everything they want, and gives GSU students nothing but empty promises in return,” said Zachary Lancaster, president of Album 88 Alumni, in a press release. “We also want to point out to new students that one of the key reasons some of them chose GSU—a student-run radio station—has been largely given to a state government agency and will not broadcast student-created content for most of each day.” GPB took over daytime operations of WRAS’s FM airwaves in late June with news/talk programming. The students’ music programming still airs in evenings and nights on 88.5 while an HD feed is provided during the day. Students, fans and alum are upset for many reasons, including the way the deal was done without their input and the loss of access to such a valuable FM signal for breaking new music.

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Yahoo! Sports Radio Kicks-Off Football Weekend Programming

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 –– Yahoo! Sports Radio announced the debut of the network’s 2014-2015 football programming schedule, which includes more than twenty hours of college and professional football coverage weekly. Kicking-off this weekend, August 30-31, the lineup features Rivals Saturdays, highlighting “the ultimate fan experience” of Rivals.com, Yahoo!’s network of comprehensive college team websites, and NFL Sundays, counting down to and covering the games. The Yahoo! Sports Radio weekend football programming lineup (all times are eastern) features on Saturdays 12 PM – 4 PM Rivals Saturday with Jonathan Peterlin & Will Palaszczuk (L)- 4 PM – 8 PM Peter Brown - 8 PM – 1 AM Dylan Gwinn -- Sundays: AM – 11 AM Fantasy Football Live with Brad Evans 11 AM – 12 PM Locker Room Picks - 12 PM – 1 PM Countdown to Kickoff - 1 PM – 4 PM Around the NFL with Sean Salisbury & John Granato - 4 PM – 8 PM Postgame with Peter Brown.

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Ariana Grande Covers For Seacrest This Weekend On AT-40

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 –– Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress Ariana Grande will guest host American Top 40 this weekend, August 30 and 31. In addition to counting down the Top 40 songs, Grande will talk about the making of her new album, “My Everything,” which was released on August 25 by Republic Records. She’ll also share what her favorite song is on the album, as well as what the album name means, who was the most fun to collaborate with, and plans for an upcoming tour. Plus, Grande will reveal who she wants to work with in the future.

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[LISTEN] RaeLynn Goes Acoustic On 'America's Morning Show'

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH 2014 –– America’s Morning Show hosted by Blair Garner brought the whimsical, energetic and FUN RaeLynn to the airwaves and online today! The girl has spunk and she shared the story behind her Twitter "unicorn" challenge, talked about her "sister-mom" Miranda, joined the pregnant panda conversation and performed an awesome acoustic version of "God Made Girls." Pictured: (L-R) Chuck Wicks (AMS,) Erika Grace Powell (in back) (AMS,) RaeLynn (front,) Blair Garner (AMS,) Ashley Figueroa (AMS.) “America’s Morning Show” with Blair Garner originates from the NASH-FM campus in Nashville, TN, before a studio audience with frequent broadcasts from NASH studios throughout the country. Host Blair Garner is joined daily by co-hosts Terri Clark and Chuck Wicks, with HLN anchor Robin Meade anchoring news updates and Erika Grace Powell sharing the latest updates on the Country music news. LISTEN HERE

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[WATCH] WWO Takes Executive ALS Ice Bucket Challenge



THE MOUTH, AUGUST 29TH, 2014 –– Steve Shaw, President of Westwood One, and several company executives took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge tonight (Thurs 8/28) in New York City after being nominated by Zach Sang & the Gang. Steve then nominated Peter Kosann from Compass Media and Bryan Forbes from the Katz Radio Group to follow suit. Westwood One will be making a donation to the ALS Association. Water and ice for tonight’s challenge were donated by NYC’s Bar Catalonia. PHOTO/ (L-R) Steve Townsend, Dennis Green, Tim Seymour, Ron Furman, Steve Shaw, Darrin Klayman, Matt Caruso, Jennifer Baez, Mike Malone and Ylia Perez. WATCH HERE

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7REPORT: Rivers In Medically Induced Coma

 

REPORT: Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma - [DAILY MAIL]

Stars Send Well Wishes To Joan Rivers - [USA TODAY]

Brad And Angelina Get Hitched In Secret French Spot - [THE INDEPENDENT]

Tony Stewart Returning To The Race Track This Weekend - [THE WRAP]

Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut With 'Rosewater' Gets Tepid Reviews - [ROPEOFSILICON]

Time Taps Mariah Carey On Top In 'Ultimate Pop Stardom' - [EW]

Keira Knightley With Very 'Revealing' 'Interview' Shoot - [AU.IBTIMES]

Britney Spears Dumps Boyfriend After Cheating Video Surfaces - [GOSSIP COP]

Reese Witherspoon Dresses As 'Legally Blonde' Character For 4-Year Old With Cancer - [NYDN]

Rob Marciano Says Final Goodbye To ET; Heads To ABC - [THE WRAP]

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STUDY: Facebook Still Rules Among 14-54 Yr. Olds; Instagram Getting Traction

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– NuVoodoo Media Services revealed additional findings from its fourth and latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study. The company interviewed nearly 1100 respondents, ages 14-54, in all PPM markets to update NuVoodoo’s insights on emerging social media platforms. The findings have important implications for connecting listeners with radio stations. Leigh Jacobs, Vice President, Research for NuVoodoo said: “Facebook remains the dominant Social Media platform among these 14-54 year olds and, despite all the hype surrounding them, both Snapchat and Vine are comparatively small players overall. While other players get more coverage, Instagram has the deepest penetration among our sample of Teens 14-17 after YouTube and Facebook – and is getting traction among Adults 18-34.” Jacobs continued: “We also wanted to explore usage momentum – especially for Facebook. Among the users of each platform, we netted out those saying they’re using a platform more and those saying they’re using it less. We found continuing positive momentum for Facebook even among 14-17 year olds. Other platforms have stronger momentum, but given its tremendous reach, Facebook remains a powerful tool for connecting with listeners.” For more information about NuVoodoo Media Services, contact Carolyn Gilbert at 888.9VOODOO (888.986.6366) and at cg@nuvoodoo.com.

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[WATCH] Beyonce's Father Claims That Jay Z Used Divorce Rumors To Ignite Tour Sales

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– Want to put your show on the world stage? Simple. Get the father of one of the hottest pop stars in the world to throw water on all the hype about 7her divorce from another giant star. That was the case yesterday on Cumulus' KRBE's Roula and Ryan Show when Mathew Knowles, father of Beyonce, told them 'It's a Jedi mind trick.' Claiming Beyonce and Jay Z used divorce rumors to 'ignite' tour sales. Of course, this all began with the infamous elevator scene involving Beyonce's sister, Solange, where took swipes and kicked Jay Z. Mathew Knowles claims they hyped up rumors of a split from Jay Z to boost ticket sales for their 'On The Run' tour. "These things are hyped ‘sometimes to ignite that tour.’ He explained: ‘It’s called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot of times.’ Being a music executive, Knowles says it works, pointing out that Solange's album sales 'went up 200%' after her now infamous elevator scuffle. Adding credence to all this was this past Sunday's appearance during the VMA's where the family looked all lovey dovey. And just how fast did this interview spread? In mere minutes, it was picked up by radaronline.com, dailymail.co.uk just to name a few. Oh yes, add Jockline to that. as well. PHOTO/screengrab WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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MOTION: Patrick Mannelly Joins Matt Spiegel On 670 The Score Chicago; Connoisseur Taps Klonk As Promo Dir. For Conn. Cluster; Chris King Named PD/Morning Host For My 98.3 WMIM in Monroe, MI. Jared Aman Shifts To Afternoons At KINK-FM Portland

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– Patrick Mannelly Joins Matt Spiegel To Form 670 The Score Chicago's New Midday Show.
Mannelly retired in June following a 16-year career with the Bears. “To be able to share my perception of what is taking place both on and off the field is a very exciting move for me,” Mannelly said. “By joining the mid-day show with Matt Spiegel, I look forward to building a great show together and entertaining the Score listeners.” “For Mannelly to join our team just a couple months removed from playing for the Bears and the NFL is what makes this work so well,” WSCR Program Director Mitch Rosen said. “His insight, opinions and energy will make this a terrific Chicago sports radio show.' The Spiegel and Mannelly Show will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The show can be heard on-air, online at www.670thescore.com and via the Radio.com app for mobile devices. Live video can also be seen at www.watch670TheScore.com. ######### Connoisseur Media Connecticut announced that former WCCC promotions director/air talent (Suzi) Klonk will serve as Promotions Director for the Connecticut cluster including WDRC-FM, WDRC-AM, WMMW-AM, WWCO-AM, and WSNG-AM. Klonk spent over 10 years at the legendary WCCC Hartford it flipped formats. "I'm very excited to start the next chapter of my radio career at such a great station and company," Klonk said. ########### Cumulus Toledo/Monroe announces that Chris King will take the reins as Program Director and Morning Show Host for My 98.3 WMIM. Chris was formerly Assistant Program Director and Promotions Director for WCKY-FM in Findlay, OH. He has also held on-air positions with Blanchard Valley Broadcasting at 100.5 FM WKXA and 106.3 The Fox, and most recently, was an announcer for 107.7 The Wolf. Andy Stuart, Regional Vice President and Market Manager for Cumulus Toledo said: “After a lengthy search in which we wanted to make sure that we were engaging just the right person, we are very excited to have Chris King as the new PD/Morning Show Host for My 98.3. Monroe is a great place and Chris is dedicated to bringing great programming, promotion and public service to Southeast Michigan.” King said: “I am very excited to be joining Cumulus Toledo/Monroe and to program My 98.3. I am also looking forward to working with the very talented staff. I cannot wait to get started!” ####### 101.9 KINK (KINK-FM) announced today Jared Aman will move from Nights to Afternoon Drive. Steve Pringle, currently hosting afternoons will shift to mid-days and mid-day host, Brad Dolbeer will move to nights starting today. Jared has been with KINK for 3 years and hosting nights since July 2013. Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Greg Smith Named VP/Sales Cumulus Detroit

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Detroit announces that 19-year Detroit radio veteran Greg Smith has been named Vice President, Sales for WDVD and WDRQ. Smith comes to Cumulus from Greater Media Detroit, and prior to that served CBS Radio in Detroit for 17 years. The appointment is effective immediately. Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President for Cumulus said: “Greg has the market equity we needed to lead the sales for WDVD and Nash in Detroit. He has the relationships and respect from the ad community in the Motor City to make an immediate impact. We're thrilled to have Greg as a part of the Cumulus family in Detroit.” Smith said: "I started my radio sales career nearly 20 years ago at 93.1 WDRQ, and now I have the tremendous opportunity to return and help the teams at both NASH-FM and 96.3 WDVD excel and succeed."

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OFFICIAL: Bleacher Report Radio Headed To SiriusXM

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– Although tipped some weeks ago, SiriusXM and Bleacher Report today announced the upcoming launch of SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio, a new satellite radio channel debuting September 2nd. Airing on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 208, the exclusive new channel will showcase a variety of Bleacher Report voices and give sports fans from coast to coast a live, interactive forum to discuss their teams, topics and events with experts from every major sport. SiriusXM began airing a daily Bleacher Report-branded show in 2013. The programming now expands to a full channel that will reach more than 26 million SiriusXM subscribers nationwide. The SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio channel will feature a daily lineup of shows hosted by some of Bleacher Report’s most prominent voices, including Will Carroll, King Kaufman, Dan Levy and Josh Zerkle, as well as daily contributions from B/R’s deep roster of writers and contributors. Featured hosts will also include former NFL linebacker Kirk Morrison, broadcaster Nicole Zaloumis and others.

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TURN UP THE RADIO: A Look At The Early Years Of L.A. Radio

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– No matter your age, if you love radio be sure grab a copy of book which showcases the careers of icons such as Casey Kasem, Gary Owens, “The Real” Don Steele (shown on cover), Robert W. Morgan and music jock/turned talker, Michael Jackson, among many. According to sfchronicle.com, Author Harvey Kubernik, a music journalist for 30 years grew up amid the emerging scene and knew everyone. “I danced on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. … The Mamas and the Papas and Bob Lind were the in-studio guests. … That same week, I met (gospel singer) J.W. Alexander and Bobby Womack at the Frigate record shop. … I first saw the Beach Boys perform at a Culver City record store. The book also digs deep to uncover the studio musicians, background vocalists, songwriters, producers, and engineers who helped propel the Los Angeles rock and pop music scene to such a legendary status, such as Bones Howe, Barney Kessel, B. J. Baker, Merry Clayton, Jack Nitzsche, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Bobby Womack, and Kim Fowley. Turn Up the Radio! pays tribute to the DJs who brought the music of Los Angeles to fans throughout Southern California—and, ultimately, the world—including Art Laboe, Dave Hull, the Real Don Steele, and Dave Diamond. ORDER HERE ON AMAZON

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ON THE RADIO: AMP Boston's TJ & Loren Put Dan Mason To The Test; Demi Lovato Talks Life In Hollywood With Zach Sang & The Gang

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– Our readers keep asking for more interview links, so here you go. As Jockline reported recently, Dan Mason (center) is headed to Cox Media Group's Tampa cluster as its new OM. But before heading out the door from his PD post at AMP 933 in Boston, both morning hosts TJ and Loren (shown) put Dan to the test in a series of 'uncomfortable' questions including their infamous "Do, Marry or Kill" bit. Having to choose between TJ's wife, Loren or midday goddess Vanessa, he played it safe and chose Loren. We'll let you listen to the audio to learn which choice he made. Dan joked how unusual it was to not have someone from HR Director present. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE ########## Demi Lovato gave a call in to nationally syndicated Zach Sang and The Gang to catch up with her friend Zach and the rest of the gang. Demi and Zach talked exclusively about her long time friend Nick Jonas's new solo career, her 22nd "Kiddie Birthday Party",the competitive nature of Hollywood and how she now approaches her career in healthy more relaxed way. how about she and her team tackle work in a "balanced, healthy and awesome way"...if she feel like it she tells her manager " I need to take 10 days and go to Bora Bora" and off she goes. The minute work isn't fun and feels like work she stops and tells her manager and he basically says "ok where do you want to go?" LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE - Zack Sang & The Gang is rep'd by WYM Media Management. Contact Liz Laud 310-625-9753 for info.

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TOP RADIO NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

[WATCH] Jonathan Ross Returns To Station That Sacked Him Six Years Ago; Woman Runs Naked Through Crowded Square For College Tuition In Radio Bit

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 28TH, 2014 –– Jonathan Ross back on the station that sacked him Six years ago Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand were sacked by the BBC for prank calling the actor Andrew Sachs on the air at Radio 2. Jonathan Ross hosted his first shows on BBC Radio 2 this week. He’s covering for Steve Wright from 2pm till 5. Most comments on social media have been positive, but not everyone was happy though, a bitter BBC Radio Devon presenter, Gordon Sparks told the BBC’s Ariel: “What a disgrace it is that Jonathan Ross is to return to Radio 2, albeit as a stand-in. Following Sachsgate six years ago, it is my opinion that neither he nor Russell Brand should have received any further remuneration from the BBC”.

Heart Vs. Radio 1 for Strictly Come Dancing - Radio 1’s Scott Mills has been announced as the 10th celebrity signing for Strictly this year, putting him up against Heart presenter Mark Wright. Strictly Come Dancing is the UK version of ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Scott Mills is covering for Nick Grimshaw all this week on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. He’ll be up against Mark Wright who presents Friday and Saturday nights on London’s Heart FM. More celebrities are still to be confirmed.

[WATCH] Dutch Runs Naked Through Crowed Amsterdam Square For College Tuition. -- According to nydailnews.com a blond Dutch woman named Sabine ran naked through the very crowded Dam Square in the Netherlands' capital city of Amsterdam as part of a radio stunt to earn a year of college. Daniel Lippens and Ivo van Breukelen, hosts on SLAM! FM provide the commentary in Dutch, although at one point, one of them asks in English: "What the f--k is happening here?" After taking her run, she also participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. (WARNING: Contains graphic content and strong language) WATCH HERE

Need an international broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening around the world? – Please call me on +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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7BOOK: Katie Couric's Not So Friendly Comments On Diane Sawyer

 

BOOK: Katie Couric Not So Nice Purported Comments On Diane Sawyer - [THE DAILY BEAST]

HILARIOUS: Gwen Stefani Inspires 'Colbore' Report Opening - [USA TODAY]

LABOR DAY DATA: Hardest Working Towns In America - [SPAREFOOT]

'Friends' Central Perk Coffee Shop Comes To Manhattan - [EW]

Phil Hartman Gets Star 16 Yrs. After His Death - [PATCH]

Taylor Swift Debuts At No. 1 - [BILLBOARD]

'COPS' Crew Member Dies After Being Shot During Filming In Omaha - [DEADLINE]

Lindsay Lohan Covers 'Wonderland' - [DAILY MAIL]

Homer Simpson Takes First Animated ice Bucket Challenge - [E ONLINE]

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CBS Radio And Townsquare Media Make News Together In Michigan

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– CBS Radio and Townsquare Media announced the creation of the Michigan News Network, which will provide affiliated stations across the state with news, sports and other local content produced by CBS RADIO stations WWJ Newsradio 950 (WWJ-AM) and 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM). MNN will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 2 on nearly 20 affiliates throughout the state, including stations in Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor. MNN will offer top-of-the-hour broadcasts weekdays from 6:00 AM-7:00 PM and 60-second sports updates three times per day during the same time period. The CBS RADIO content will be licensed by Townsquare Media, which will serve as the exclusive syndication partner and manage affiliate relationships. “CBS RADIO’s Detroit stations have served as the authoritative voice of the community for many years, establishing themselves among the market’s most credible brands and news sources,” said CBS RADIO President and CEO Dan Mason. “We are excited to be working with Townsquare to distribute our award-winning programming to listeners across the entire state of Michigan, while also realizing the highest value for our content.” “Townsquare Media has a constant focus on providing live, local and vital information to the communities we serve,” said Townsquare Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven Price. “We are thrilled to partner with CBS RADIO to provide important statewide content to the residents of Michigan. The Michigan News Network will also offer a new and impactful environment for clients who want to reach Michigan consumers on a statewide basis.”

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Radio Sports Host Hank Bauer Benched One Game Following Anti-Semitic Joke

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– Two days after using an anti-semitic quip during the final moments of the San Diego Chargers' radio broadcast against the San Francisco 49ers, announcer Hank Bauer now issued an apology via Twitter, and was suspended for Thursday's final preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals. "I made a hurtful insinuation that I regret and I would like to express how sorry I am," Bauer said via Twitter. "My poor choice of words were unfortunately open for negative interpretation, please know it was never my intention to offend any of my listeners. I hope you accept my apology." In a prepared statement on Tuesday, the Chargers said that Bauer had been suspended for a game because of his actions. "Although we know Hank had no ill-will behind his remarks, we agree the comments were inappropriate," the team said. "Per Clear Channel's decision, Hank will not be broadcasting Thursday night's game. According to espn.go.com, At the end of San Diego's 21-7 loss to San Francisco, Bauer remarked on the air to colleague Josh Lewin at how many fans had left the high-dollar seats at Levi's Stadium. Lewin said he would have remained in his seat if he were a fan. "But then again you know how copper wire was invented? Somebody dropped a penny between Josh and his family member," Bauer said to Lewin on the air. Bauer later added: "I say that respectfully and endearingly, my partner." Bauer and Lewin work for Clear Channel which serves as the flagship station for the Chargers.

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CBS Sports To Launch First-Ever All-Female National Sports Show

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– CBS Sports will launch 'We Need To Talk', the first-ever all-female national weekly sports show, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET) on CBS Sports 7Network. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and David Berson, President, CBS Sports. According to tvbythenumbers.com, The show will feature several female journalists, including those who already serve in various high-profile roles at CBS. “This is a very proud moment for all of us at CBS Sports,” said McManus. “A sports show featuring all women is long overdue, and we are thrilled to be able to make television history this fall with the national launch of 'We Need To Talk.” Announcers will include Lesley Visser, the highly acclaimed Pro Football Hall of Fame sportscaster in her 40th year covering sports and a trailblazer for women in the industry; Amy Trask, the first female CEO in the National Football League and a contributor for CBS Sports Network’s 'That Other Pregame Show'; Tracy Wolfson, lead reporter for CBS’s NFL and NCAA Tournament coverage; CBS Sports Radio host and veteran television broadcaster Dana Jacobson; and Allie LaForce (L), lead reporter for the SEC ON CBS. It will also include award-winning journalist Andrea Kremer, Chief Correspondent for NFL Network and Correspondent for HBO Sports; Laila Ali (R), four-time boxing world champion and daughter of legend Muhammad Ali; Olympic medalist Dara Torres; two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash; four-time Olympic medalist and veteran sports reporter Summer Sanders; and former professional tennis player and first Vice President of the USTA Katrina Adams. The show is being led by Emmy Award-winning Coordinating Producers Emilie Deutsch and Suzanne Smith, the only woman currently producing or directing NFL games. Amy Salmanson and Julie Keryc will produce with Smith directing.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Jason Wolfe Lands At Financial Exchange Radio Network; WCKG Chicago Names John Spataro OM

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– Former WEEI and WRKO Boston VP/Programming & Operations, Jason Wolfe has joined The Financial Exchange Radio Network as its chief media and marketing strategist of his Needham-based firm. According to bizjournal.com, The job entails expanding the reach of the company’s flagship show, “The Financial Exchange with Barry Armstrong and Kim Carrigan,” and developing new business partnerships to generate a wider audience for the show. Wolfe had already been working with Armstrong on a consulting basis for several months. Armstrong will also continue his part-time role as chief content officer for Sportstalkboston.com, which features an online radio show hosted by Glenn Ordway. ######### WCKG has hired John Spataro as its new OM. Recently, WCKG afternoon host Peter Schiff announced he was leaving terrestrial radio. Schiff cited time constraints and mediocre reception from the traditionally right-wing talk radio outlets across the US. WCKG immediately pulled Schiff’s show from their lineup. WCKG currently runs the Glenn Beck Program live weekdays from 8a-11a central time. WCKG broadcasts on AM 1530 and online at WCKG.com. WCKG is a local talk radio station, licensed to the City of Elmhurst in Chicagoland.

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LDR Awarded Spot On Inc 500 Fastest Growing Private Company's List

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– LDR Interactive was recently awarded the distinction of being named to the Inc 500|5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in America. This highly exclusive and prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success; recognizing innovation, leadership, and revenue growth. LDR Interactive is proud to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of 41 software companies in the world to rank in this year's Inc 500, and #1 out of 4 software companies based in the state of Ohio. "Our company is customer-focused. We partner with the world's leading broadcasters in TV and radio, and we work tirelessly to use emerging technologies to drive audience and revenue growth for our partners." said Daniel Anstandig, CEO, LDR Interactive. "We've developed innovative systems such as LDR's music platforms (LDR1 and Takeover), mobile apps for TV and Radio networks, and our new TopicPulse platform ( http://www.TopicPulse.com) that provides real time Social Media trends for content generators and newsrooms across the globe. LDR Interactive was the only TV and Radio technology company on the list; also ranking No. 1 in Ohio software companies and No. 2 overall in Cleveland, Ohio. The media technology company now joins Intuit, Zappos, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Cliff Bar, Pandora, GoPro, and other industry leaders who have earned the prestigious recognition of being ranked among the Inc. 500|5000 elite.

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Actors and Voice-Over Stars Fly High at SAG Foundation 4th Annual Poker Classic

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– More than 300 actors, voice-over stars, poker players and party guests landed at the illustrious Museum of Flying in Santa Monica on Saturday night for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s 4th Annual Poker Classic and Party. Supporters played in the heated poker tournament and posed for pictures, including much-coveted shots with Airplane! star and host Robert Hays in the cockpit. Surely, we’re completely serious! Actors, voice-over talent and poker players who turned out to support the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab included Powers Boothe, Joe Cipriano, Sharon Lawrence, Fred Melamed, Paul Pape and Randy Thomas. When guests weren’t ante-ing up, they flocked to the Flight Simulator sponsored by New Trails Productions, played in other casino-styled games, mugged for free shots in the photobooth, and danced the night away under a canopy of vintage aircraft. Party guests entered the big raffle with over 21 exclusive items and walked away with everything from a private IMAX screening to a Portable Recording Studio (valued at $3500). The two “Pilot” sponsors of the Poker Classic were Benztown and New Trails Productions along with “Co-Pilot” sponsors Integrated Wealth Management and Jim Tasker, VIP suite sponsor Edge Studios, and more. Over 75 sponsors and donors pitched in to ensure everyone went home a winner!

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NASH FM Detroit Presents 'I'm Already In Labor Day Weekend'

Wants Some To Name Their Newborn 'Nash'

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– NASH FM 93-1, Detroit’s Hottest Country Hits present the “I’m Already IN Labor-Day Weekend” All weekend (Friday 8/29- Monday 9/2) listeners will be asked if they (or someone they know) is pregnant and delivers over the holiday weekend (Fri-Monday) and are willing to legally name their baby "Nash" (first or middle name) and show us proof of birth with birth certificate we will buy their first 93 diapers. NASH FM 93-1 is a new radio station born in Detroit and named NASH, so we want to be first welcome others born here named NASH who'll be NEW listeners. As many folks who have babies and legally name them Nash get 93 diapers on us--must notify us by COB Tuesday to eligible. Visit NASH FM 931.com for complete rules and details.

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3-Weeks Left To Register For Power Pig's 25th Reunion

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– Time is running out to sign up the The Power Pig's 25th Reunion. It's the Saturday night cocktail party on September 28, dinner and after-dinner carousing in downtown St. Petersburg. Cost is $45/person (carousing is free!) which has to be paid in advance. Deadline for payment for the party & dinner is September 17. Please go to this link HERE register and pay. To get a ticket you have to pay by the deadline. No ticket - no admission. More info at the link including location, menu, etc. For a list of suggested hotels go to http://www.gabehobbsmedia.com/sites/default/files/Pig%20Reunion%20Hotels.pdf OR http://www.gabehobbsmedia.com/info/press. More details to come event organizer, Gabe Hobbs, says 'It's VERY IMPORTANT you register and pay now for the main event, the Saturday night dinner and party. And by the way....if you've worked at 93-3 FLZ or 970 WFLA over the past 25 years you are welcome to attend. We're merely using the 25th Anniversary (9/25/89) of the launch of the Power Pig as an excuse for all of us to get together!!'

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7Miley Cyrus' Homeless Date Guy Has Warrant Out For His Arrest

 

UH OH: Miley Cyrus' Homeless Date Guy Has Warrant Out For His Arrest - [GOSSIP COP]

'Full House' Revival Being Mulled; Complete With Original Cast - [TV GUIDE]

NY Times Writer To Pen Robin Williams Biography - [EW]

CBS Sports To Launch All Female National Sports Show - [TVBTN]

'Chelsea Lately' Gets All-Star And Slightly Wet Send Off - [THR]

Nicole Scherzinger Tosses Ice Water Over Fan Outside Radio Station In UK - [EXPRESS]

Oprah To Play Richard Pryor's Grandmother In Biopic - [ET]

Is Jodie Foster Coming To TV's 'Hannibal?' - [E ONLINE]

Chris Soules Tips He' 'The Bachelor' - [THE STIR]

UH OH 2: CBS Slapped With Lawsuit Over 'NCIS' Farting Hippo - [THE WRAP]

Lena Dunn Fires Back At Critics In New Memoir - [PEOPLE]

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There Will Be A NASH ICON Morning Show Says John Dickey

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 27TH, 2014 –– In a conference call with trade reporters this week, Cumulus' Co-COO John Dickey said 'Historically, very little has been understood about the Country format and Country music, and there have been stereotypes about Country music and artists. Now, Country is one of the most explosive formats for nearly 100 million people in the U.S. The size of the Country marketplace is massive. Cumulus, through its newly launched NASH Icon format, is modernizing the Country format. Cumulus launched the new format, which originates from Cumulus’ 7NASH Campus in Nashville, across 15 of its stations last in the last week. NASH is Cumulus’ Country lifestyle and entertainment brand. ... Country is the last format of its size that has not fragmented. Rock is so fragmented now that it is in a state of emergency; Talk has fragmented over the last 10-12 years; Sports has fragmented; etc. The time has come for Country to fragment. ... The Country format we hear on most Country stations today is one of the last multi-generational formats programmed like Top 40. NASH ICON is to mainstream Country as Hot AC is to AC. ... Based on the metrics of the Country artists and the low burn of the artists that are not present on country stations today, it’s time for Country to fragment. This fragmentation will not cannibalize Country, but it will grow Country’s share." Dickey added: NASH ICON is not about nostalgia—This is not about retro. For mega-artists like Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, NASH ICON allows them to be properly contextualized and to build new listeners.' There will be a NASH ICON morning show. It will be more of a living room setting and will be more interview-driven by the artists. The show will provide a good opportunity for artists to interact with their fans. We’ll be rolling out the new NASH ICON morning show between now and the end of the year. There will also be a NASH ICON weekend show rolling out for Mainstream Country later this year. NASH ICON will be delivered via the Storq platform, which allows stations to take any daypart or part of any daypart and customize that locally (versus plug and play). READ ENTIRE REPORT HERE

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KGO'S Ron Owens Reveals He's Had Parkinson's Disease Since 2001

The revelation that Robin Williams had Parkinson's finally pushed Owens to decide to go public.

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 26TH, 2014 –– Longtime KGO San Francisco host Ronn Owens (L) says he's had Parkinson's disease since 2001 but held off talking about it because he didn't want people to feel sorry for him according to sfgate.com. Owens says "The main reason that I didn't want to come out, it's twofold," he said last week in an interview at the KGO studio. "One, I just cannot stand the thought of people feeling sorry for me. And the other, which is more of a factor with me, is that I don't want to be defined" by Parkinson's. The revelation that Robin Williams had Parkinson's is what finally pushed Owens to go public. "I felt it was important to tell people that you can have it like I have for 12 1/2 years and not be severely impacted by it. It's possible, and it's not a death sentence." Parkinson's is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system with no known cause or cure. Its symptoms and rate of progression can vary from person to person. Some people may be in a wheelchair just a few years after diagnosis, Owens said, but for others, like himself, the rate of progression is more moderate. READ FULL ARTICLE HEREPHOTO/facebook-Chronicle's Kim Komenich

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[WATCH: DJ Laz Returns; Opens Up About Tragic Boat Accident

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 26TH, 2014 –– As Jockline previously reported (JD 8.18), popular Miami host DJ Laz returned to the air this week at Hits 97.3 along with his co-host Kimmy B. Following his show, he was interviewed by CBS' Channel 4's Lisa Petrillo. “I’m not good at certain things. Running a marathon isn’t one of the things I am good at. Radio, I’m good at. It’s my passion and for me there’s no better place to be than radio. The welcome home has been overwhelming.” Petrillo writes: It’s been a tough couple of months for the 43-year-old DJ who was involved in a tragic accident last May. He was at the helm of a boat that fatally slashed a young man who was trying to help free it from a sandbar. In litigation now, Laz cannot discuss specifics about the accident but did reflect on that horrible day. “At the end of the day it’s the worst possible thing that could ever happen,” said DJ Laz. “I’m a Dad, I’m a brother and my heart goes out to the family and I wish I can speak to the family. I did reach out but now with attorneys involved and litigation nothing can be said but it is the worst thing that’s ever happened so far.” Laz said the idea of coming back to the radio, back to his listeners, is what has pulled him through the tough time. It’s a job he loves and does not take for granted. WATCH HERE

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MOTION: CCM+E Inks Mario Lopez To Long Term Extension; Adams Taps Mike Scott For Mornings At Soft Rock 103.9

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 26TH, 2014 –– CCM+E announced a new and expanded long-term agreement with Mario Lopez (L), multi-platform entertainment personality and host of the Emmy Award-winning syndicated television program “Extra.” As part of the agreement, Lopez and his wife/co-host Courtney Lopez will continue hosting On with Mario Lopez, which launched into national syndication with Premiere Networks in April 2012. “What we have achieved together is only the start, and we look forward to expanding Mario’s unique and compelling brand of entertainment to more listeners nationwide as we expand On with Mario Lopez and the iHeartRadio Countdown," stated Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks EVP Entertainment Programming. ######### Mike Scott has been hired by Adams Radio of Fort Wayne to serve as AM Drive Host for Soft Rock 103.9 in Fort Wayne. Adams recently acquired Soft Rock 103.9 along with WBTU, WJFX, WXKE, WGL AM, WLYV AM and translators 103.3 and 96.9. Mike brings over thirty years of major-market programming, operations, talent coaching and on-air experience from Detroit and Cincinnati. Mike most recently served as Program Director/Afternoons for Cumulus-Cincinnati's WNNF NASH FM 94-1. Prior to Cincinnati, Mike spent twelve years as Assistant Operations Manager/Assistant Program Director-Music Director and midday talent for powerhouse country station WYCD (CBS) in Detroit.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Lance Houston Named New PD Of 101.7 The Bull Boston; Click 98.9 Seattle Taps Lisa Adams As Its New PD; Cumulus Names Renowned Civil Rights Activist Tamika D. Mallory To Community Affairs Post At 103.9, NYC

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 26TH, 2014 –– WBWL-FM 101.7 The Bull, Boston's New Hit Country, announced that Lance Houston (L) has been named Program Director when he joins the Boston team in early September. In addition to his Program Director responsibilities, Lance will be the on-air mid-day host from 10am – 2pm on 101.7 The Bull. For the past year and a half, Houston has been the Program Director at WPOC in Baltimore. Prior to that, he spent six years as Assistant Program Director and PM Drive personality at WUBL in Atlanta. Houston began his Country music radio career in 1995 at CCM+E’s WTXT in Tuscaloosa, AL. His past experience includes roles as Program Director of WBAM in Montgomery, AL & WYGC in Gainesville, FL. “I am excited to be back riding the Bull," said Houston. “I’m ready to lead the team in Boston into a battle, much like we did successfully in Atlanta. America’s greatest city deserves a young and hip Country station.” ######### Hubbard Seattle has named Lisa Adams as the new Program Director for KLCK-FM/Click 98.9. Adams arrives from Townsquare Media where she recently served at OM/PD over its Boise Cluster. "I am so incredibly excited and blessed to be able to return to a city I love and work with such a talented team at Click 98.9," said Adams. ######### Cumulus announces that nationally renowned civil rights activist Tamika D. Mallory has been appointed Community Affairs Director for New York City’s newest R&B station, Radio 103.9 "New York's Best Mix of R&B." By working with the station's local management and on-air hosts, as well as nationally syndicated programs such as The Tom Joyner Morning Show and The D.L. Hughley Show, Mallory will help deepen Radio 103.9's relationship with local listeners and continue to connect the station with the community the station serves through a series of citywide community-service-oriented programs and events. Mallory said: “It feels great to be a part of the Radio 103.9 family. Radio has played a critical role in my activism over the years and joining the Radio 103.9 team is an amazing extension of that.

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ALT 98.3 Comes To Nashville; Home Of Vanderbilt Football

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THE MOUTH, AUGUST 26TH, 2014 –– CCM+E Nashville announced the launch of ALT 98.3 WNRQ-HD2. Additionally, ALT 98.3 will be the official FM home for Vanderbilt Football, beginning August 28, when the Commodores kickoff the 2014 season against Temple. "The Music City has been missing this very important genre of music, much of which is made right here," said Michael Bryan, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Nashville. "We're excited to offer Nashville a new home for everything alternative." "We're thrilled that we can finally deliver a brand that will connect with the vibrant alternative rock fans in Nashville," said Dan Endom, Vice President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Nashville. "Plus we are also happy to offer a new and exciting way for businesses to engage with and influence this active consumer base."

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NETWORKS: Sports Kings’ NFL Countdown Launches On Yahoo! Sports Radio

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 26TH, 2014 –– Yahoo! Sports Radio announced the launch of Sports Kings’ NFL Weekly Countdown, which will debut nationwide on Saturday, August 30 from 7 a.m.-8 a.m. ET. Hosted by MeanGene “The Sports Machine” and Sports Host Ronnie Brooks, the Saturday morning show counts down to each weekend’s games and covers major topics in professional sports, featuring a unique flavor that stresses the importance of opinions and welcomes those of listeners. The Sports Kings program will now be distributed nationwide via yahoosportsradio.com and Yahoo! Sports Radio’s affiliate network. “We're extremely excited to broadcast our NFL Weekly Countdown show on Yahoo! Sports Radio,” said Sports Kings’ NFL Weekly Countdown Host Gene Thompson. “Our goal is to provide listeners with a detailed analysis of every game scheduled this season, and the radio network will enable us to reach more people with this information each week.” For affiliations, please contact Craig Larson at (713) 479-5373 or clarson@yahoosportsradio.com.

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Jockline Gets Behind The Scenes At The Emmys With Sablan

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 26TH, 2014 –– As is our tradition, we once again called on our unofficial on-the-scene reporter, Tommy Sablan, exec. producer of The Jeff & Jer' Show KyXy San Diego, to give us a special behind the scenes look at last night's event along with Laura Cain, Emily Griffiths, and Anita Bartram. Sablan tells Jockline: 'It was very cool to be with the 'Breaking Bad' cast. They all were very emotional when each person won a category. Bryan Cranston was in the front row and we knew he was crying when Aaron Paul won because his guest, who may have been his daughter, kept turning around to us mouthing that he was crying. Hollywood just like every teenager in the world is addicted to their smartphone. Everyone is checking messages or their social media sites non stop through the show. It was cool to see Jon Voight! He looked good and went around during commercial breaks to say hello to the big stars up front. He was like in the 6th row. It looked like he was kind of the new Jack Nicholson type person. He got a lot of respect from the younger actors. As for Billy Crystal very heartfelt tribute to Robin Williams (see Popline below for video link of full tribute), he says 'You felt the love he had for Robin. Everyone in the audience paid attention. We hear Billy Crystal had a hard time at rehearsal getting through it.' PS: Aside from jumping the fence to snag a few seats at the Emmys, Sablan is also set to moderate next year's 'Producer Forum' at the 27th annual Morning Show Boot Camp. PHOTO/L-R 'Masters of (S)ex actress Lizzie Caplan with Laura Cain, Piper From Orange is the New Black with Anita Bartram, The Warden From Orange is the New Black and John Hamm with Laura.

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And Last Night's Emmy Winners Were..

 

And Last Night's Winners Were.. [EW]

Seth Meyers Wows With Opening Monologue At Emmys - [GOSSIP COP]

Billy Crystal Touching Tribute To Robin williams - [NBC]

Daryl Hannah Joins James Franco In 'Michael' A Gay-Themed Drama - [THE WRAP]

FORBES: Ashton Kutcher Leads List Of Top Earning Actors - [FORBES]

'Shutter Island' To Become TV Series - [DEADLINE]

Usher Photobombs Kimmy At VMA's - [SHE KNOWS]

UH OH: Miley Cyrus Kinda Slips That Some VMA Winners Are Tipped In Advance - [GOSSIP COP]

UH OH 2: Kardashian Klan Under Fire For Apparent Texting During Ferguson VMA Tribute - [ET]

Prince Returning This Fall With Two New Albums - [ROLLING STONE]

Oprah Gets Around Water Draught By Bringing In Tanker Trucks - [PAGE SIX]

WHOA: Action Comics First Superman Issue Goes For $3.2 Million In eBay Auction - [HUFFPO]

PHOTO/Carson Daly & Mark Burnett - NBC

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[LISTEN] Philadelphia Radio Great, Don Cannon, Passes Away

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– A Philadelphia radio legend, Don Cannon, has passed away. Known as the dean of Philadelphia radio, from 1969 until he retired in 2004, Cannon had been heard on WIP, WFIL, WIFI, WSNI and WOGL.WOGL 98.1/Philadelphia posted last Friday on its website: "It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a member of the 98.1 WOGL family. Our friend and radio legend Don Cannon passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 22. Don Cannon’s voice was a top rated morning radio fixture in Philadelphia spanning five decades starting in 1969 with WIBG (WIBBAGE) through his retirement in 2004 from WOGL 98.1. “Cannon in The Morning” entertained millions of people each day for thirty five years as the handsome and entertaining radio star on WIP, WFIL, WIFI, and WSNI and Oldies 98.1 WOGL. Don also spent time on the management side of the industry as Program Director of WSNI and WPGR. From 1990 until his retirement in 2004 WOGL FM 98.1 was home to the legendary “Cannon in the Morning.” Dominic Canzano is considered by many as one of the main originators of conversational, irreverent humor based personality morning radio that opened the way for future talent like Howard Stern. Cannon is a member of The Broadcast Pioneers who regard him as the “Dean of Philadelphia Morning Radio” because of the benchmarks, success and contributions he made to the community and industry.

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Missouri Host Claims She Was Fired for Being Gay; Company Flatly Denies

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– The host of a morning show in Springfield Missouri told the News-Leader last Friday she believes she was laid off because of her sexual orientation and advocacy — a claim a company official flatly denies. "It's humiliating, and I am absolutely 100 percent convinced this has to do with my sexuality and my advocacy on behalf of my community," said Jennifer Scott Stevens (L), who went by Jennifer Scott at 105.1 Bob FM. GM Jason McCuthin says the termination of Stevens' employment was entirely "a budgetary decision." McCuthin called Stevens "a great person" and said he was disappointed to hear her comments regarding being let go. "As someone who attended her marriage reception, it's a little disheartening that she would assume this station didn't support her wholeheartedly," he said. "We have other people on staff who have the same lifestyle, and they get the same support she did," he added. On Steven's Facebook page, she posted "You know, I was never once written up, never reprimanded, was in the top 5 of all radio personalities in the Best of 417 last year and was even asked to be a shareholder in the company a few short months ago because the GM and the Board of Directors had so much confidence in my future tenure with the company. Then, I come out publicly in the paper, begin to advocate for others in the lgbt community and...I'm a budget cut." READ COMPLETE POST HERE

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MOTION: Fook and Mishell Debuts On 94.9 KHTB Salt Lake City

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– Cumulus has announced that Alt 94.9 KHTB in Salt Lake City will debut its new midday show, “FML with Fook and Mishell," today. It features the talents of co-hosts Fook and Mishell. Fook has been an on-air personality in markets including Chicago, Albany and Tucson. Mishell is a model, actress and comedienne who finished in the Top Five on Season One of NuVo TV’s Model Latina. She also starred as Bianca on two seasons of Alloy Entertainment’s show Talent. Sue Kelley, Program Director for KHTB said: “This team is “Fooking” great! After an extensive national search we are excited to welcome FML with Fook and Mishell to ALT 949 in Salt Lake. It is evidence once again of what an amazing Cumulus rock leadership team we have in Mike McVay, Troy Hansen and Derek Madden, who continue to support and set up ALT 94.9 for success in SLC.” Fook said: “Personally, I’m thrilled to be on a station playing true, new, alternative music. We’re excited to bring a morning show to middays and can’t wait to get all up in Salt Lake’s biz. I hope everyone is ready to get extra-weird.” Mishell said: "We're so excited to join the Alt 949 team! I can't wait to bring my voice and kooky characters to the airwaves of this fine city. Prepare yourselves, Salt Lake-- Your middays will never be the same!"

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89 WLS Discovers Its Next Talk Star

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– For the third year in row, 89 WLS Chicago’s set out to find the Next 89 WLS Talk Star. John Chase Gregoles (L) of Lake Geneva, WI emerged as the winner. A day trader with a background on a professional wrestling circuit, John wants to “broaden the audience of talk radio.” Listeners vied to become The Next 89 WLS Talk Star by submitting their auditions via the station’s website (wlsam.com). The station narrowed down the submissions to 10 Semi-Finalists. The Top 5 Finalists were determined by online voting. The five finalists competed for the chance to become The Next 89 WLS Talk Star at the live finale, hosted by Bruce Wolf (C) & Dan Proft (R) at the Hard Rock Café Chicago last Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Our last two winners are still on the air with a weekend show and occasional fill-in. It’s certainly possible we’ll be as fortunate with this year’s winner. What all the finalists had to say about talk radio and the passion they have for it was instructive and extremely energizing,” said Program Director/Operations Manager, Peter Bolger of 89 WLS AM. The Next 89 WLS Talk Star will host a 2-hour show on 89 WLS AM, receives a limo ride to and from the studio, a trip for two to Riveria Maya Mexico and of course, the coveted Talk Star trophy.

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[WATCH] Faith Hill Crashes Tim McGraw Interview On The Bobby Bone's Show

7THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 ––Tim McGraw joined The Bobby Bones Show in studio this past Friday. During their conversation, McGraw’s wife and fellow Country star Faith Hill made a surprise visit to the studio, and revealed that she cried when she first heard his song 'Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,' which McGraw knew he wanted her to be featured on. They also talked about the strength of their marriage after 18 years and how they handle tabloid rumors. Plus, Bobby Bones also discusses how (McGraw )recruited him to take the job in Nashville and, of course, they talked Arkansas/LSU football. Pictured: Tim McGraw and Bobby Bones in The Bobby Bones Show studio in Nashville. WATCH HERE

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FOR SALE: Milwaukee Condo With Great View And Special Radio Past

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– Among the many legendary stunts of 80's, ranked high on the list is Tim the Rock ’n’ Roll Animal, Tim U’ren, then a jock on then rocker WQFM who broadcast from the 21st-floor ledge of the radio station’s studio at N. 6th St. and W. Wisconsin Ave. in 1982 (L). FM 93 WQFM occupied the space until it went off the air in 1996. According to jsonline.com, in an attempt to get The Who to perform in Milwaukee, Tim spent 14 days, 15 hours and 57 minutes on the ledge, equipped with "a sleeping bag, flappy tent and portable commode." U'ren, who's now auto insurance claims adjuster, recalled the experience to jsonline saying "The first week was a lot of fun but the second week was a grind....Between...the elements and the isolation...I had a lot of mood swings." One night, a drunk climbed to the roof and "I thought, if this guy falls 21 stories and dies it's all over." So Tim invited him into the studio and "we talked and drank beer." By the second week, "when I was starting to snap," he would come into the station to use the bathroom. And Genko recalled handing him the phone out the window when the Who singer Roger Daltrey called to say they had set a Milwaukee date. The condo, currently listed for $895,000, offers "(s)tunning unobstructed views of the (c)ity skyline" and of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River, from large windows and three private balconies, according to the real estate listing. The rock n' roll memories come free. PHOTO/jsonline screengrab

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Westwood One Sports Sets the 2014 College Football Season in Motion

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– Westwood One Sports kicks off the college football season with a lineup of regular season and postseason NCAA College Football matchups, starting with Texas A&M at South Carolina on Thursday, August 28, at 5:30 pm ET. Highlighting the regular season schedule are two games with Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and the reigning National Champion Florida State Seminoles, as they take on Florida and ACC rival Clemson. The schedule also features games with preseason top-10 teams Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Michigan State and Stanford. Postseason games this year include the SEC Championship Game, the annual Army vs. Navy Game and the FCS Championship Game. John Sadak will be the lead play-by-play voice for Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA Football. Former Florida All-American wide receiver Chris Doering will work as a game analyst, as will former Minnesota tight end Derek Rackley. Jason Benetti will also call play-by-play for select games this season. Jason Horowitz returns to host the pregame and halftime shows. Click here for announcer bios.

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Former Phoenix Host Gets Cooking Competition Pilot On A&E's FYI Network

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– Happy to learn that Monti Carlo, formerly of KEXX-FM Phoenix, Movin 92.5 LA and top 5 finalist on TV's Master Chef, will now be featured this weekend in her own TV pilot. It will air on A&E's FYI Network this coming Sunday the 31st at 10PM ET/PT. It's a competitive cooking show called "Make My Food Famous" and Monti is the host. Three home cooks battle it out in a Michelin Starred chef's kitchen to get their original dishes on the menu. She tells Jockllne "The network will order more episodes depending on how many eyes I can get on it ... the more people that tune in the higher probability that this will become a permanent gig SO PLEASE WATCH!

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MEMOIR: Former Seattle Host Believes It Was A Rival Station That Shot Their Giant Inflated Pig

7THE MOUTH, AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– By now we all know the 70's through 90's was filled with (s)ex, drugs and rock n' roll. Adding to that narrative is former KISW/Seattle GM/PD/Host Beau Phillips with his memoir “I Killed Pink Floyd’s Pig.” According to seattletimes.com the book's title comes from a promotion involving Pink Floyd’s final tour in Seattle in 1987, Phillips (with the help of concert promoter John Bauer) persuaded the band to let KISW air its giant inflatable pig — a 40-foot-long prop dubbed Algie — to the roof of the station’s Seattle headquarters. The concert was a huge success, but on the morning prior to the concert at the former Kingdome, one of Phillips jocks phoned him at 6 a.m. to report the pig was gone. As it turned out, someone had shot an arrow through the mascot. He suspected it must have come from their arch rival,” Phillips laughed. Earlier this month marked 35 years since Pat Benatar took the rock world by storm. Phillips remember because KISW was the first radio station in America to play her smash, Heartbreaker. The story is in my book - along with this picture. Pat's at center; Beau at far right. ORDER BOOK HERE

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Emmys Air Tonight; Keep An Eye Out For KYXY's Tommy Sablan

THE MOUTH AUGUST 25TH, 2014 –– For years now, we've pondered how KYXY/San Diego's executive producer for the Jeff & Jer Show somehow manage front row seat at each year's Emmy Awards. The Photo at right may finally reveal their entry point. While Tommy distracts onlookers, Laura Cain (C), Emily Griffiths (R), and their friend Anita Bartram (L) appear to be climbing the fence at the Nokia in LA. Tonight the Emmys air on a rare Monday (not shown on this day since the 70's). They moved to tonight in order to avoid competing with MTV Video Music Awards which aired last night from the Forum. Meanwhile, it's Tommy Sablan's birthday today. Wish him well HERE

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7Suge Knight Shot At VMA Private Party

 

Check Out Complete List Of This Year's VMA Winners - [MTV]

[WATCH] Suge Knight Shot At VMA Private Party - [PAGE SIX]

UH OH: Iggy Azalea Falls Off Stage During Pre-VMA's Performance - [MASHABLE]

UH OH 2: Nicki Minaj Dancer Bitten By (Non-Poisonous) Snake During VMA Rehearsal - [MTV]

'Jurassic Parks' Richard Attenbourough Passes Away At 90 - [E ONINE]

Lennon's KIller, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole AGAIN - [THE GUARDIAN]

Mariah Carey Reportedly Puts Kibosh On Cannon Discussing Divorce - [GOSSIP COP]

Paul Reubens Joins 'The Blacklist' - [EW]

[WATCH] TRAILERS WE LOVE: First Look At Brittany Murphy Biopic - [BUZZFEED]

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CBS Sports Network Debuts TV Simulcast Of Gottlieb Show

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 22ND, 2014 –– CBS Sports Network debuts its television simulcast of The Doug Gottlieb Show, CBS Sports Radio’s popular afternoon show, on Monday, Aug. 25 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET) with a new set located at the CBS Sports Radio studios in New York City. The three-hour program is hosted by Doug Gottlieb live Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM, ET and features national sports talk, news headlines, and interviews with current and former sports icons, as well as newsmakers from the sports world and listener phone calls. The show challenges and engages sports audiences nationwide. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: CBS Radio Promotes Mike Thomas To VP/Sports Programming

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 22ND, 2014 –– CBS Radio announced it was expanding its senior leadership team in charge of programming with the promotion of Mike Thomas (L) to Vice President, Sports Programming. The announcement was made by Chris Oliviero (R), Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO. Thomas will continue to serve as CBS RADIO’s head of programming in Boston while also guiding the on-air presentation and strategic planning for 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) and 100.7 Classic Rock (WZLX-FM). The appointment is effective immediately. In this new role, Thomas joins Mark Chernoff in overseeing CBS Radio's nearly 30 sports formatted stations, as well as CBS Sports Radio, with more than 300 affiliates nationwide. CBS RADIO owns the most listened to sports stations in the country with weekly audiences in excess of 9 million, including WFAN-AM/FM in New York, WSCR-AM in Chicago, WXYT-FM in Detroit and WIP-FM in Philadelphia, among others. “Mike’s creativity and expertise in the format is evident by The Sports Hub’s quick ascent in one of the most competitive and passionate sports towns in America,” said Oliviero. Thomas has served as Program Director for CBS RADIO Boston’s WZLX-FM since 2006 and 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) since 2009. He has nearly 20 years of top management experience as a radio program director. Prior to joining CBS RADIO, Thomas was Program Director as well as midday on-air personality at KGB in San Diego, Calif. He also programmed WFBQ in Indianapolis, Ind., WTUE and WXEG in Dayton, Ohio and WYMG in Springfield, Ill.

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MOTION: Eric Austin Takes Over PM Drive At Soft Rock 103.9 Fort Wayne; Jaimee Lee To Co-Host With Wayne Coy In Bay Area

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 22ND, 2014 –– Eric Austin (L) takes over PM Drive Host for Soft Rock 103.9 in Fort Wayne. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin Eric first worked CHR radio in Mankato, Minnesota and has been able to grow, adapt and find success working CHR, Alternative and AC in Chicago, Atlanta and San Jose, CA. Most recently having worked at WCFS/Chicago and WTMX/Chicago he was humbled and honored to have received first and second place awards for "On Air Personality of the Year-Chicago" by the Illinois Broadcasters Association in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Eric has also worked the past six years as Client Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator at a Chicago neighborhood food bank operated by Heartland Alliance of Chicago and is looking forward to working with folks in Fort Wayne in a similar capacity. Eric offered these comments: “Big thanks to Ron Stone, Rob Mack and Jim Richards for inviting me to be part of Adams Radio Group and the new Soft Rock 103.9! ######### Jaimee Lee will be joining Coast Radio's KKIQ-FM and KKDV-FM/San Francisco as morning co-host with Wayne Coy, beginning September 2. Most recently Lee worked on-air KATM-FM Modesto-Stockton. "I'm so impressed with Jaimee's work and her cool personality," added Coy. "She has amazing confidence and a great sense of humor. I know our listeners will love her and welcome her to the show with open arms."

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[LISTEN] Coach John Calipari Rings Up Mike Francesa's Show Following Dis; Gets Cut Off

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 22ND, 2014 –– File this one under radio gold. On Wednesday's Mike Francesa show on WFAN/NY, he had a discussion with legendary Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari's. No sooner had Cal' left the show, Francesa said that he liked him as a coach except when it comes to X's and O's. That prompted "John from Kentucky" to call in and call out Francesa over implying he couldn't coach: M: How sensitive are you? You call me up? You know what you're like? You're like a caller who doesn't listen, OK?" Francesa defends his comments saying that he likes Calipari as a coach, repeating that he a master recruiter. A master motivator but not so impressed with him when it comes to 'X's and O's. J: "That's basically saying I can't coach. You know what they call me? The Magician. Cal, the Magician." M: "Wait a second. Are there better X's and O's guys than you?" C: "You think I believe that?" J:"Yes." C: "I will pass a lie detector test and say, 'No.'" M:"No you won't. No you won't." Seconds later Francesa cuts off Calipari's call saying “Thanks for the call, because you’re gone.” Rude? How about FUN radio? LISTEN HERE

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26 Years Later, Scott Shannon Tied For No. One In Big Apple

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 22ND, 2014 –– For the legendary Scott Shannon, the latest ratings were like deja vu all over again as his WCBS-FM morning show ties for No. 1 tied with WCBS-AM for week of Aug. 2 coming 26 years after Shannon was last in the top spot, at Z100. He tells David Hinkley with The New York Daily News: "The last time my show was No. 1 was in 1988 at Z100,” Shannon muses. “This is a strange business, isn’t it?” To put that gap in perspective, the longest time between No. 1 chart hits for any musical artist is 24 years and 11 months — for Cher, between “Dark Lady” in 1974 and “Believe” in 1999. The morning show hitting No. 1 for a week doesn’t lock down the spot. Still, it’s No. 1." Shannon tells Jockline Daily: "I've got a great morning crew that I love working with .. Plus, the whole station is Live 24/7. What the hell else could a guy ask for?" PHOTO/ Scott with Cher and Ross Brittain - BOTTOM - Scott, Kid Kelly And Z100 Engineering Genius, Frank Foti signing off the famous Z100 Secaucus Studios.

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Jacobs Media Taps Jim McBride As This Week's Most 'SKINovative'

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 22ND, 2014 –– In Jacobs Media's weekly pick for radio's most innovative, this week's Friday choice is none other than Jim McBride (shown), founder of Mrskin.com. Jacob's chief Fred Jacobs says "The growth of the Internet has affected radio in infinite ways, including the creation of many unique partnerships. None is as interesting as the ongoing relationship between radio and MrSkin.com founder Jim McBride. It was Confucius who said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Jim typifies that sentiment, building a multi-media empire powered by broadcast radio, while pursuing a path he is truly passionate about. You might remember MrSkin.com from the pivotal role the brand played in the 2007 Judd Apatow movie Knocked Up. Seth Rogen’s character spends most of his time in the movie trying to develop a website that specializes in celebrity nude scenes, only to learn – too late – that someone got there first. That someone, of course, was Mr. Skin. ... Jim McBride (call him Mr. Skin) launched the site that chronicles celebrity nude scenes in movies and television in 1999 when the Internet as we know it today was still in its infancy. Within five minutes after it launched, the site had its first paid member and today, 15 years later, it averages nine million unique visitors a month. Much of that growth was spurred by McBride’s ongoing appearances on radio shows across the country. He’s a charming, affable guest with unique content and the ability to discuss when and where any Hollywood actress – or actor – has appeared in the nude. The site’s growth has spawned several other radio businesses, including the launch of several morning show prep services, marketed under the Good Parts Media brand umbrella. SEE FULL ARTICLE AND INTERVIEW HERE

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No Bull, Mathew Blades Completes The Man Card Challenge

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 22ND, 2014 –– Justin Scheman Executive Producer of Mix 969’s Mathew Blades show in Phoenix tells Jockline Daily that Mathew has always been known to be more feminine than most guys and, of course, 'we always gave him (c)rap for it. SO, A few months ago he embarked on his official Man Card Challenge and he was challenged to complete 5 tasks: Firefighter Challenge, Drive and Park an 18 wheeler, Shoot an AR-15 assault rifle, Get his first tattoo, and RIDE A REAL BULL!! After back and forth with the lawyers, he signed his life away and he DID it!!!! He has completed the entire Man Card Challenge and went out with a HUGE BANG when he rode the bull! Of course there are pics and videos of all the events but I want you to enjoy the Bull Ride video…and don’t miss the end - its the video of the ride with a GoPro attached to the bulls head. WATCH HERE

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[WATCH] Did Radio Interview Lead To Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Troubles? - [DAILY MAIL] - [RADIO INTERVIEW]

'Dating Naked Cast Member Sue After Failed Crotch Blur - [NY POST]

[LISTEN] Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett 'Cheek To Cheek' Tour Planned - [BILLBOARD]

Julianne Hough To Be Fourth Judge On DWTS - [DAILY MAIL]

Frankie Valli And Carol Burnett Get Hitched In 'Hawaii Five-O' Episode - [TV GUIDE]

Chelsea Handler Explains Why She Left E Network. Hint: It Starts With A 'K' - [PROJECTCASTING]

'The View' Takes Over Katie Couric's Studio - [NYDN]

ABC Developing Series Based On Richard Castle Novels - [VARIETY]

HIDE THE CHILDREN: Miley Cyrus Returning To MTV VMA's - [E ONLINE]

Hollywood's Hottest Cover Multiple 'Interview' Covers - [E ONLINE]

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Norway Now Reconsidering Casey Kasem Burial

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– After receiving a letter from Kasem's family and friends (JD 8.20) asking for the Norwegian government to deny Jean Kasem's request to bury Casey Kasem in Oslo, officials there are now consulting with legal advisers on their next course of action, a Norwegian government official told NBC News on Wednesday. Jean Kasem asked the Norway government to allow the burial in a letter in which she claimed she would be moving to Norway soon. She also said her husband "always said that Norway symbolizes peace and looks like heaven and I would like to respectfully fulfill his wishes." In letters to the Norwegian government, Kasem's relatives and friends — including his daughter, Kerri Kasem, and former Lieutenant Governor of California Mike Curb (shown with Kasem) stated the late DJ "always wanted to be buried in California," where he lived for 53 years. "We are looking at it once again to see if we made the right decision or not," said the city's Managing Director of Funeral Service Wenche Elizabeth Madsen Eriksson. said. "The relatives are saying she has no ancestry in Norway and they say that she’s not going to move to Norway at all. They also said she has not been visiting him and doesn’t care about him at all. We don't know if it's true. We need to talk to our lawyers to do more research." "Even if the reason (Jean) gave us wasn’t right, we don’t necessarily have to reject it," Eriksson said. "Casey Kasem can still be buried in Norway. But we must consider the whole situation. We have to decide who is right here, and we might need more information."

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: CMG Names Dan Mason As Op's Manager For Tampa Cluster

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa has named Dan Mason as Operations Manager for WSUN-FM 97X, WPOI-FM HOT 101.5, and 102.5 The Bone WHPT-FM, effective Sept. 8. Mason will also serve as HOT 101.5 WPOI-FM's Director of Branding and Programming. “Dan's approach to programming is firmly in line with ours,” said Keith Lawless, CMG Tampa’s Vice President and Market Manager. “He is a welcome addition to our team, and I am confident his contributions will help us continue to compete and win.”Previously, Mason served as Program Director of CBS Boston's 103.3 Amp Radio (WODS). Other career highlights include Program Director for 107.9 The End (KDND) and Star 106.5 (KBZC) in Sacramento, Y100 in Miami and 96.5 Kiss FM (WAKS) in Cleveland. "I am thrilled to join the fantastic team in Tampa. Hot 101.5, 97X, and 102.5 The Bone are three of the most exciting and unique brands not just within Cox Media Group, but the country,” said Mason. " Steve Smith, Vice President of Programming for CMG Radio added, "HOT 101.5 is a very special groundbreaking CHR. We took our time searching for the right fit, and Dan is that guy. He will add his expertise in management and talent development to some of our other Superbrands in Tampa. We welcome Dan to the CMG family!"

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MOTION: Jay Towers Adds Morning TV Duties Along With His KNIC-FM Show; To Air Radio Show From TV Studio; Phlash Phelps Celebrates 14th Year As Satcaster

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– Jay Towers has been named as weekday morning anchor at WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit from 6-9 am. Towers posted on Facebook that he'll continue his morning show WNIC-FM 100.3, but broadcast from the FOX 2 studios. He anchor along with Anqunette Jamison. Towers added: “2014 marks my 10th anniversary at FOX 2. To begin this milestone year in a new and expanded role at WJBK is a dream come true. The best part? I can continue my morning radio show on 100.3….and, all from one place!” ########## One of radio's most creative personalities, who kept getting fired for his on-air antics, and burned through 17 jobs before landing at XM on August 21, 2000, is celebrating 14 years at the sat-caster, according to Art Vuolo. Former Governor Dirk Kempthrone of Idaho, who was also once Mayor of Boise and Secretary of the Interior during the Bush 43 years, is a big fan of the morning host on Sirius XM's Sixties on 6 channel. To honor Phelps, he is having a US flag flown over the Capitol dome to mark the event. The flag will then be presented to Phelps as a special keepsake. Phlash Phelps was hired even before the official launch of XM which was on September 21, 2001, by Dave Logan and Lee Abrams who were searching for a wacky DJ (like they were in the 60's) for mornings. Radio's Best Friend, Art Vuolo, had video (imagine that) of Phlash at WKMZ in Martinsburg, WV and from B-106 in Fort Wayne, IN.

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STUDY: Broadcast Radio Tops Pandora In Music Satisfaction

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– NuVoodoo Media Services has announced additional findings from its fourth and latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study. The company interviewed nearly 1100 respondents, ages 14-54, in all PPM markets to update NuVoodoo’s insights on the relationship between broadcast radio and the leading digital music provider, Pandora. The findings indicate that 62% of Pandora users listen to Pandora at least 30 minutes per day and nearly as many Pandora users spend that much time daily with broadcast radio. As Pandora experience increases, so does the percentage that listen to it at least 30 minutes. But the percentage spending at least that much time with broadcast radio did not decrease. It’s Pandora’s technology against radio’s research and decades of experience,” says NuVoodoo's Leigh Jacobs. “Our data show that Broadcast beats Pandora for music satisfaction – big among those who align themselves with rock-leaning formats,” continues Jacobs. Carolyn Gilbert (L), NuVoodoo President said: “Radio’s on a bigger stage than it’s been since the advent of TV, but it does a great job making great music programming easy for consumers. We’ve known for years that most people don’t want to program their own music or design their own cars, for that matter. They want to pick something that works for them and enjoy it.” Leigh Jacobs, Vice President, Research for NuVoodoo Media Services said: “We know that many Pandora listeners are also heavy users of broadcast radio, but we’re interested in whether those using Pandora begin to pull away from broadcast radio over time. These latest results validate our hypothesis that longer experience with Pandora doesn’t equate to less listening to broadcast radio. For more information, visit www.nuvoodoo.com.

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KYW Philly's Harry Donahue Set To Retire Following Five Decades On-Air

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– CBS Radio's KYW Newsradio 1060 morning co-anchor Harry Donahue will be retiring from the station tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 22, after a career in broadcasting that spans five decades in Philadelphia, it was announced on Wednesday by Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Philadelphia. Donahue joined KYW in 1973 after starting his career as an announcer for the former WPBS-FM radio (now WUSL-FM), and as a manager of media relations for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. “When I was hired at KYW, I couldn’t believe it,” said Donahue. “It was, and remains, the preeminent radio station in Philadelphia. I’ve done what I always wanted to do. To work in my hometown and having been part of this iconic radio station – it just doesn’t get any better.” Donahue began waking up the Delaware Valley 35 years ago, and was the primary anchor for coverage of some of the region’s biggest news stories, including the Mass conducted for a million Philadelphians by Pope John Paul on the Ben Franklin Parkway and championship celebrations for both the Phillies and 76ers. In addition, Donahue serves as the longtime play-by-play voice for Temple University Athletics (men’s football and basketball, the latter heard on CBS RADIO’s WPHT 1210AM). He will continue his responsibilities with the University.

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WKRC Cincinnati Weekend Host Indicted In Shooting Incident

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– A Hamilton County grand jury served an indictment accusing Blake Seylhouwer of domestic violence and and felonious assault, charges carrying a maximum sentence of 11 years behind bars. According to cincinnati.com,
Seylhouwer, 37, is accused of arguing Aug. 12 with his wife Misty Seylhouwer in their driveway then firing a hunting rifle in her direction. The shot hit the driveway and sent concrete "shrapnel" into the air, wounding her leg, stomach and forehead. She was treated by and released from the hospital the same day. Seylhouwer hosts the talk show "Small Business Sunday" on WKRC-AM (550). He's been ordered to stay away from his wife and their two daughters.

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SYNDICATION: Radio America And CMG Agree To Group Clearance For The Dana Show

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– Radio America is pleased to announce a group clearance agreement for The Dana Show on the Cox Media Group (CMG) owned talk stations. CMG talkers include: WSB-Atlanta, WGAU-FM/AM Athens, GA, WOKV-FM/AM Jacksonville, WDBO-FM Orlando, KRMG-FM/AM Tulsa, and WHIO-FM/AM in Dayton. Nick Roberts, Vice President of Marketing and News- Talk-Sports Format Leader at Cox Media Group states, "Cox Media Group strongly believes in growing new talk talent-- people who can be the next superstars. We believe Dana has the ability to reach the next generation of listeners." Dana Loesch airs daily from flagship station Emmis' KFTK-FM, St. Louis. Last week, Dana's new listeners around the country heard the widely reported phone call from a listener identified as "Josie", who gave a detailed account of Officer Darren Wilson's side of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO. This previously unreported version of the events surrounding the white police officer who fatally shot the unarmed teenager has created a media frenzy, as conflicting reports of the altercation between Michael Brown and Officer Wilson surface. WATCH HERE

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Benztown Named 8th Fastest Growing Private Media Company

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– Inc. magazine has named Benztown as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the second consecutive year. Benztown increased sales 796% since the start of 2010, placing it at number 596 on this year’s list of 5,000 companies. Benztown is ranked as 8th Fastest-Growing Private Company in America out of the 60 Inc. 5000 companies in the Media sector. Last year, the company debuted on the Inc. 5000 as number 983. The Inc. 5000 is an exclusive annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, ranked according to percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period. Companies must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2010 and at least $2 million in 2013 to qualify for the listing. They must also be U.S. based, privately held, independent and for-profit. Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President said: “Twofer, back to back, double the pleasure… no matter how you say it, the Benztown team gave 200% to make this prestigious list for the second time in a row and I’m incredibly grateful to them and to our clients across broadcast radio and digital.

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For 13th Straight Year, Jack & Ron Voted OKC's Best Radio Duo

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– Props are in order Cumulus' KYIS/OKC's Jack And Ron (C) for being named OKC's top radio team by the Oklahoma Gazette. Coming in second was Ferris O’Brien, The Spy FM 91.7, KOSU and third was Joey & Heather (R), from Cumulus' WILD 104.9, KKWD. DJ Diverse, who hosts the WILD 405 Traffic Jam Mix every weekday at 5pm, won BEST DJ! The Gazette prints: Jack “Damn” Elliott and Ron “Damn” Williams have been entertaining Oklahomans for over 15 years.

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Mel B Exits 2Day FM Morning Show

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THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– While it Lasted Former Spice Girl, Mel B has exited the 2Day FM Breakfast team in Sydney Australia. Mel's commitments overseas have taken more and more of her time. She hasn't made that many on-air appearances in recent weeks. That now leaves Jules Lund, Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk fronting the show.

Kiss Songs Banned By Triple M - 'We won't play this -ickhead's music Head of Triple M, Australia, Mike Fitzpatrick, has removed all Kiss tracks from Triple M's nationwide playlist. Fitzpatrick said on the Triple M website: "Gene Simmons' recent comments are misguided and insensitive. Depression and Suicide are not topics he should be using to further his notoriety or sell records. His desperation to use mental health issues to find relevancy in a modern age is sickening. I can only put it down to a brain fade on his part. The Triple M Network can’t and won’t be playing or supporting this -ickhead’s music. I put the challenge out to other stations across Australia and North America to also drop any of this nudnik's songs until such time as he reconsiders his thoughtless and insensitive position." The article explaining the ban reminds the Triple M audience that "Australia has a tragically high suicide rate, with suicide killing three times more Australian males aged between 15 and 45 than all car accidents combined. With the songs now removed from the playlist, Triple M announcers will not have to mention the name of the band that is also the name of a rival station in Sydney.

Leanne Gets Stuck On The Radio City Zip in Liverpool - Breakfast presenter Leanne Campbell tried out the Radio City sponsored city-centre zip wire for the first time, only to get stuck 115ft above the shops. The whole thing was captured on video and uploaded to Youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9JYWKH2b10

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Doug Stephan Throws Milk On Ice Bucket Challenge

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 21ST, 2014 –– So, how do you handle an ice bucket challenge with respect to the California drought? Well, if you're talker Doug Stephan and own your own farm, it's easy. Add a few gallons of milk. To highlight the drought in California and promote water conservation, dairy farmer Doug Stephan accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but used iced milk instead. Now challenges Mancow Muller, Don Imus, Bill Bennett and Uri Geller. Watch the scene take place on Stephan’s Eastleigh Farm yesterday morning while live on air in Framingham, Mass. here: WATCH HERE While speaking with ALS President and CEO Barbara Newhouse on the show today, she revealed that she grew up on a farm and therefore endorsed Stephan’s use of milk in the challenge.

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7Billy Crystal To Pay Tribute To Robin Williams During Emmys

 

Billy Crystal To Pay Tribute To Robin Williams At Emmys - [EW]

Kevin Frazier And Louis Aguirre To Join 'ET' As Co-Hosts - [VARIETY]

Is Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon's Marriage On The Rocks? - [GOSSIP COP]

HUGE Collection Of Madonna Memorabilia To Be Auctioned Off - [IDOLATOR]

Tom Hanks' Typewriter iPad App Tops Apple's iTune Store List - [NEWS SKY]

Yup, The NFL Wants Acts To Pay For Play During Halftime - [SYRACUSE]

NBC's 'Blacklist' To Use Special Marketing - [ARIZONA]

Eva Longoria To Join Cast Of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' This Fall - [TV GUIDE]

[WATCH] TRAILERS WE LOVE: Katie Holmes In 'Miss Meadows' - [FIRST SHOWING]

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Kasem Family And Friends Send Letter Begging To Have Casey's Body Buried In California

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– Family and friends of the late Casey Kasem have band together to have the legendary host body buried in Los Angeles. Late Tuesday Kerri Kasem posted in Facebook and Twitter 'My Dad's closest friends and family members have all band together to tell the people of Norway that my father wanted to be buried in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. Look at the signatures, they are my Dad's family and best friends from 30 to 64 years and his agent and friend of 48 years. The former Lt. Governor of California, the man my brother is named after, wrote his own letter. NOT ONLY did my father's family sign this petition a member of Jean's family signed it. WE WILL HONOR MY FATHER'S WISHES! But make no mistake, we all believe our father and friend CASEY KASEM is free! We love you DAD.' This comes in the aftermath of last week's news that his widow, Jean Kasem, planned to bury him in Norway. In their letter, they wrote “We just wanted to set the record straight, regarding our father Casey Kasem. As beautiful as your country is, our father has never spoken of any desire to be buried in Norway either to us or to his friends,” the letter states. “In fact, it was the opposite. Casey wanted to be buried in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, his home for over 53 years.” It also claims that Jean “abandoned and isolated” Casey during the last year of his life in favor of her boyfriend, John Paul Gressy. They close by saying: “We beg you, to please decline the request of Jean Kasem and her daughter Liberty to bury Casey Kasem in Norway.” There was also a follow up with a letter from former Calif. Lt. Governor, Mike Curb who offered to pay for burial expense at Forest Lawn Cemetery In Los Angeles.

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Kevin Klein Live Debuts On Live 105 San Francisco Mornings

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– LIVE 105 (KITS) has announced the addition of Kevin Klein to LIVE 105 mornings beginning September 2nd. Klein is formerly of WXRK/NYC and Sirius/XM (Playboy Morning Show, MTV/Vh1 Radio Host). "San Francisco is probably the most exciting city in the world right now, and the people deserve a radio show that reflects that. Until LIVE 105 can find that show, I'll be there" said Klein. Klein’s team includes stand-up comedian and podcast host, Brad Williams, and Bay Area improv/sketch comedian and podcast host , Ally Johnson. "I am excited to work with Kevin, Ally and Brad. This is a talented team of individuals with experience across multiple entertainment disciplines, and we are going to build the next great radio morning show" adds Jacent Jackson PD of Live 105.

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MOTION: 'Two Girls and a Guy' Show Returning To Charleston; Deana Ryan Takes Middays At WBTU-FM Ft. Wayne; Brent Ebright Named Afternoon Host/APD At Big 100.3 DC

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– Apex Broadcasting's MIX 96 Charleston is bringing back The "2 Girls And A Guy Morning trio. Tanya Brown, Brooke Ryan and Mike "The Guy" (shown L-R) will make their return on Monday, September 15th. Apex Broadcasting’s Vice President & General Manager David Abel says, "The Charleston market has an affinity for local content and it is a part of the fabric that makes Charleston such a unique city. The “2 Girls and a Guy” morning show dominated mornings for 12 years. We are proud to be able to bring Tanya, Brooke, and Mike back to Charleston." Brooke Ryan was known as "Charleston's Party Girl" from her years on 2 Girls & A Guy before accepting a transfer to Washington D.C. where she was co-hosted with Jack Diamond on WRQX-FM. Show". Mike "The Guy" Edwards who programmed 95SX for over 13 years and part of 2 Girls & A Guy since 2007 had left to do a morning show in Portland, Oregon with Tanya Brown. Now he'll return to program Mix 96's and handle mornings. Deana Ryan has been engaged by Adams Radio of Fort Wayne to serve as Midday Personality on WBTU U.S 933 for stations in the newly acquired cluster in Fort Wayne. ########## Deana Ryan has been tapped for middays on WBTU/UA 933. She began her broadcast career in Detroit and spent several years working in the Fort Wayne market. When asked to comment on Deana, Mark Allen, US 933 Program Direct said “Deana is a perfect fit for US 93.3. Her experience as an air talent as well as her production and imaging expertise is perfect for US933.” Deana added “I am excited to be a part of the Adams team and thrilled to be back on the air in Fort Wayne!” ######### WBIG/BIG 100.3, Washington’s Classic Rock announced today that Brent Ebright has been named Afternoon Host and Assistant Program Director. “Bodhi” will host weekdays from 3p.m. to 7p.m. EST. Ebright has been entertaining audiences for the past two years at WRKZ in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to that he was the Program Director of Squizz and Boneyard at Sirius XM Radio.

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Shortened Songs Format Cut Short In Canada As Artists Cry Foul

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 ––A radio station in Alberta has given up a format featuring shorter versions of songs which it said gave listeners “twice the music," according to globalnews.com. As Jockline Daily reported nearly three weeks ago, 90.3 Amp (CKMP) in Calgary, adopted the QuickHitz concept. Newcap became the first station in Canada to attempt the format, but Steve Jones (L), VP/Programming, says the station went back to its original format Tuesday. Jones told globalnews.com: “As we evaluated it, we made the decision that this week we would just go back to the old strategy because to do this successfully would involve far too many lawyers getting far too rich.” Jones wouldn’t name which artists threatened legal action except to say they were mostly Canadian. "It just came to a point where we said it isn’t worth risking the relationships with all of our content providers, the various artists that we play, at our radio station.” Of course, the concept isn't entirely off the table. Jones says 'Our plan is to go back to the drawing board, maybe work a bit closer with some of the various stakeholders in the industry and try and bring this back at a later date.”

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Cumulus Names Jeff Horn & Logan To PD Posts In Fort Walton/Destin Beach

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– Cumulus announced that it has named Jeff Horn (R) as PD and Afternoon Drive Personality for NASH FM 105.5 WYZB in Fort Walton Beach/Destin, FL. Horn joins Cumulus after serving nine years as Op's Mgr.for Clear Channel –Tallahassee’s five-station cluster and Program Director of Country station 94.9 WTNT-FM. Horn’s radio career is entirely Florida-focused, including seven years in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, where he worked for the industry-leading CHR station WHYI/Y-100, as well as K102 and 96X. Current Program Director Skip Davis assumes a newly-created position as Production Director for the Cumulus Fort Walton Beach/Destin, FL cluster. Davis also moves to middays on NASH FM 105.5. ######### Cumulus also announced that it has appointed veteran radio personality and programmer Logan as Program Director and Morning Host of AC-formatted station WNCV (Coast 93.3) Fort Walton/Destin. Logan comes to Cumulus from 14 years at Clear Channel where, for the last eight years, he was Morning Host/Assistant Program Director and Music Director for WISX/Mix106.1 in Philadelphia. Logan’s previous tours of duty include Z100 in New York City, Q102 in Philadelphia, and KDMX in Dallas. He has worked in various formats including CHR, Hot AC, Rhythmic AC and Classic Hits.

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Dallas Programmer Michael Erickson Has Passed Away

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– We are saddened to report that longtime personality and programmer, Michael Erickson, has lost his battle with cancer. According to allaccess.com his first job in local radio was as an overnight jock at now-defunct soul station KSOL. He later joined Cameron Paul in moving to crosstown KMEL, where he eventually became assistant program director. In more recent years, Erickson had served as program director at KISQ and KKSF and operations manager at Clear Channel in San Francisco. He then relocated to Texas, where he worked as a program director for KRNB and director of operations for Service Broadcasting Corporation and K104. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at The Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, TX.

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WOGL/Philly's Ross Brittain Crosses 40-Yr. Mark On The Air

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– One of radio's most revered personalities, WOGL-FM/Philly's Ross Brittain, has crossed one of the industry's rare plateaus: 40 years on the air. As one of the orignal cast members of the much celebrated Z100/NYC's, Jockline Daily caught up with Brittain to share a few memories of long radio journey. He told us at 23 years old he landed a job at WIIN-97 Atlanta, a 5-KW daytime-only AM station that Hugh Wilson modeled "WKRP in Cincinnati" after. The morning DJ was a guy named Bobby Harper, whom they modeled Johnny Fever after. They flipped formats to "Progressive Rock"... and one day he found out they were looking for a DJ, so I went over. The PD had heard me on the college station doing a weekend show. I said, "I could do mid-days." He said, "What about mornings -- your weekend show was kind of crazy." Ross later moved to New Orleans and then Baton Rouge. Their afternoon guy there went across the street to WJBO-AM, where a guy named Brian Wilson was working, and he thought he'd team us up. They soon left for Z-93/Atlanta, then hired away by WABC /NYC. In 1981 Z100 was in the process of going on the air. A guy named Scott Shannon was the PD. Ross went over thinking he might get the PM drive slot that had opened up. Scott said something to the effect of, "You're not an afternoon jock. Why don't you do mornings with me?" Ross said 'I found out later he used to tape my show in Atlanta (like he did with countless other shows during his long career). Once there he joined with John Rio (Mr Leonard) and Dr Dave Kolin writing bits and then we'd go produce them with J. R. Nelson, the production director. John Bell... the public service director, also did some writing with us.' And what does he consider the highlight of the last 40 years? "That would be meeting my wife, Rasa Kaye (shown above)," he said. When we began at WABC, we already had Joe Nolan (who's back working with Scott at WCBS-FM) to do traffic. But we needed a weather person as well, and we went through a pile of tapes looking for someone. We chose Rasa out of those tapes. We didn't start dating for a while, but then it was hot and heavy and we decided to get married. and tied the knot in February, 1982. But we couldn't tell anybody, because it was against ABC policy to be married and work for the same supervisor. So everybody thought we were living together --and that was OK. But married, oh, no! Ross has also just crossed the 20-year mark of his prep service, "The Ross Brittain Report." PHOTO/Brittain BTW, Dee Snyder used to work across the hall when he did mornings at KISS 95.7 in Hartford. Dee did mornings at WMRQ-FM. BTW: Notice arrow pointed at quarter on top of turntable arm in vintage studio photo. CONGRATULATE ROSS HERE

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[WATCH] Did This Amarillo Host Capture A UFO On Video?

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– I promise, you're not in the checkout line at the grocery store. This is legit story right from the website of KISS-FM 96.9 Amarillo. And yes, the press has picked up on it. In fact, Dallas Chambers (inset) who handles afternoons on KISS-FM 96.9, told openminds.com that several people were pulled over on the side of the road watching the “strange blue light dance around the sky of Amarillo. Everyone “checking it out” was “stunned.” Chambers posted on KISS' website: "Did you see this last night? I know myself, along with many others watched this blue light (see graphic) dance around the sky of Amarillo for quite a while. What is this? Is this a UFO, or just an RC plane or helicopter? I’d like to think it’s a UFO, and until someone comes forward saying it was them controlling an RC plane or something of that nature, that’s what I’m going to believe it is… Decide for yourself, check out the video below! WATCH HERE

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Ace & TJ Show Seek Director Of Operations

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 20TH, 2014 –– The Ace & TJ Show, based in Charlotte, NC, has an immediate opening for the position of Director of Operations. Candidates must possess amazing, over the top organizational and administrative skills. Media training/experience required. Please submit resumes and cover letters to acetj@acetj.com. ATJ Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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Pharrell's Hat To Be Displayed At Newseum

 

Kathy Griffin And Anderson Cooper To Co-Host New Year's TV Special For 8th Year - [THE WRAP]

Is Julianne Hough Headed Back To DWTS? - [JUST JARED]

Rapper Bow Wow To Co-Star In CBS' 'CSI:Cyber' - [DEADLINE]

[WATCH] Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hocks Emmy In 'Breaking Bad' Spoof - [THR]

Pharrell's Hat To Be Displayed At Newseum - [USA TODAY]

UH OH: Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Video Is 'Offensive & Harmful' - [ALLHIPHOP]

'Girls' Adam Driver Talks 'Star Wars' With GQ - [GLOBAL GRIND]

Check Out The Super-Models On Cover Of Vogue - [VOGUE]

Redskins Serve Notice To Manziel: 'This Isn't College' - [ESPN]

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[LISTEN] Radio Call Draws Spotlight In Ferguson Shooting

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THE MOUTH, AUGUST 19TH, 2014 –– Amid the chaos and in Ferguson, MO. A woman claiming to be a friend of the officer involved in the shooting of Ferguson’s Mike Brown called into 97.1/KTLK's Dana Loesch (inset) show and offered officer Darren Wilson’s alleged side of the story. According to Loesch's website, the woman said that she came by the details via Wilson’s significant other. After hanging up, Loesch said she called back and told her program director that her relationship to the named officer is legitimate." She added "I haven’t personally vetted the association, but wanted to post the audio for comparison to the pending results of the investigation.' Once this audio was posted, it was immediately picked up at numerous sites and major news outlets including CNN. It's commentator, Don Lemon said "As with any witness account, this is unproven and simply just another side of the story. However, he noted that CNN confirmed that Josie’s account of the story matches what the network’s sources say police have told investigators. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Adam Carolla Settles With Patent Troll

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 19TH, 2014 –– Adam Carolla has settled with the podcasting patent troll Personal Audio according to eff.org, the Electronics Frontier Foundation. They posted opposing scenarios resulting from the case opining that Carolla perhaps didn't have to pay Personal Audio a penny. That said, they also believe Carolla gave up the opportunity to challenge the patent and the chance to get his attorney’s fees. Meanwhile, EFF’s own challenge with Personal Audio’s that goes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the Patent Office is scheduled for a hearing in December. With the Carolla matter behind them, Personal Audio is also scheduled to go to trial against a number of television groups such as NBC, CBS, and Fox. As for the good Carolla's closure brought, EFF says that 'everyone who donated in support deserves massive credit for putting up such a strong 7fight. The podcasting community showed that it would not be shaken down ... By fighting back, Carolla forced Personal Audio to actually mount a case and establish that it deserved money. That turned out to be too hard for the troll. Moving to the down side of settling, Carolla gives up the chance to make Personal Audio pay his fees. Even uglier, EFF says "Almost every defendant, no matter how strong their case, ends up settling with the patent troll. Litigating patent cases is extraordinarily expensive. Carolla raised almost half a million dollars and that still would not have been enough to fund a defense through trial. READ ENTIRE REPORT HERE

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NETWORK NEWS: Nineball Radio To Syndicate The Billy Madison Show; Westwood One Names George King VP/Programming, Network Formats;

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 19TH, 2014 –– Westwood One announces that industry veteran George King has been hired as Vice-President/Programming, Network Formats. King will oversee the company's Country 24-hour formats, which air on nearly 700 stations nationwide, including Mainstream Country, Hot Country, Classic Country and Real Country 24-hour radio formats. King most recently was Regional Operations Manager and Western Region Brand Leader/Country for Townsquare Media, after a career that included stops as Operation Manager at WCTO & WLEV/Allentown and for the Clear Channel cluster in San Antonio. He also served in programming positions at WMZQ/Washington, KCYY & KKYX/San Antonio, and KNIX & KOY-AM/Phoenix. King will be based in Westwood One’s 24-hour Format production center in Denver, and will begin his new on role on September 15, 2014. ######### Nineball Radio Networks has signed on to handle national syndication for The Billy Madison Show, now available nationwide Monday through Friday mornings. The Billy Madison Show is currently heard on KISS-FM (KISS ROCKS), in San Antonio, TX and WHPT-FM (THE BONE), in Tampa, FL. The Billy Madison Show commands a number one market share in all male demos in both markets. According to Nineball Radio Networks' President/ CEO Stefan Jones, "a show with such chemistry is rare, especially with the support of such a great company like Cox Media Group. The Billy Madison Show arrived in San Antonio in late 2011.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Greg Ausham Named PD At Rock 100.5 Atlanta; Dan Mandis On The Rise At Nashville's Super Talk 99.7; All Sports KFWB 980 LA Names Owen Murphy As Program Director

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 19TH, 2014 –– Cumulus has appointed Greg Ausham (L) as Program Director for WNNX (“Rock 100.5”) in Atlanta. Ausham was most recently Operations Manager for Clear Channel in North East Ohio. A 30-year programming professional, he was formerly Program Director for stations including: WMMS, Cleveland; WLVQ, Columbus; WRIF, Detroit; and WLZR, Milwaukee. He was also former Operations Manager for Clear Channel in Cleveland and Operations Manager for Jacor in Columbus. ###### Cumulus also announced that 25-year News/Talk professional Dan Mandis has been named Program Director for its Nashville News/Talk station, WWTN (Super Talk 99.7 WTN). Mandis is an award-winning programmer, radio journalist and personality who currently hosts WTN weekdays from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Mandis’ formative years in radio were spent at KFI in his hometown of Los Angeles. He spent many years with the nationally syndicated Dr. Laura Schlessinger program before embarking on a career in hosting and programming in markets across the U.S. ######### Sports radio veteran Owen Murphy has been named program director for KFWB 980 and its new, all-sports programming lineup which will launch in September. “I cannot adequately express how excited I am to be part of a team that is going to serve the Los Angeles sports radio audience in a manner never before heard,” Murphy said. “Having Jim Rome as a centerpiece of the station’s new lineup is a thrilling base to build upon for the passionate sports fans of Southern California." Owen, who resides in Seattle with his wife and two daughters, is in the process of relocating to Southern California.

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MOTION: Wiggy Joins HOT 96.9 Boston; John Aielli Moves To Morning Drive At KUTX Austin; Soul Brother Kevin Exits Real Radio 104.1

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 19TH, 2014 –– Greater Media announced that former NFL Player and Sports Personality Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins has joined the HOT 96.9 “GetUp Crew” in Boston. Melissa (L), who has been hosting middays on Hot 96.9 since the station's inception, will also be joining the morning team. Boston's most beloved female radio personality, Pebbles, will continue to anchor the show. Wiggins most recently appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. In addition, he has served as an NFL analyst and has worked in other positions at Boston sports media outlets including Comcast SportsNet New England, WBZ- TV, WHDH-TV, New England Sports Network and the Kraft Sports Production show entitled “Patriots This Week”. ######### John Aielli is moving to morning drive At KUTX/Austin. Current host Susan Castle will move to Aielli’s midday slot from 9:00 to noon. ########### Soul Brother Kevin, aka SBK, announced that he will be leaving Real Radio 104.1 where he's spent the last 8 years. SBK has been a co-host of Monsters in the Morning since 2012. SBK Live will still broadcast as a free podcast.

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CBS Radio And Beats Music Present An Evening With Coldplay

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 19TH, 2014 –– CBS Radio and Beats Music have teamed up to present a special evening with Coldplay at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 17 (8:30PM, PT). The band will perform songs from their latest album Ghost Stories, along with other fan favorites. A live broadcast of this intimate performance will be available by tuning in to CBS RADIO stations nationwide (check local listings) or downloading the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices. “Coldplay is one of the biggest bands on the planet and certainly one of the most successful for KROQ,” said Kevin Weatherly, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO and Program Director for KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, the nation’s most listened to alternative rock station. “For more than a decade our stations have proudly presented events with unparalleled access to the band, and we are thrilled to create once again what will be a very special and memorable night for millions of Coldplay fans."

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Voice Of SNL, Don Pardo, Passes Away At 96

 

Voice Of SNL, Don Pardo, Passes Away At 96 - [MASHABLE]

George Straight's Final Concert To Be Broadcast On CMT In 2-Hour Special - [BILLBOARD]

[WATCH] Taylor Swift Goes Pop With 'Shake It Off ' From '1989' - [TENNESEAN]

UH OH: Timberlake's Birthday Tweet To Madonna Causes Stir - [LOVEBSCOTT]

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett 'Cheek To Cheek' Album Cover Revealed - [IDOLATOR]

Gisele Bundchen Tops Forbe's List Of Highest Paid Models - [FORBES]

Parents TV Council Goes Off On MTV VMA's; Warns Against Another Miley Cyrus Repeat - [THE WRAP]

Debbie Reynolds To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award - [EW]

Keanu Reeves T Play Japanese American Assassin In 'Rain' - [ANGRYASIAN]

JK Rowling To Pen New Harry Potter Story About Singing Sorceress - [TODAY]

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Hits 97.3 Miami Unites DJ Laz With Kimmy For Mornings

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami is bringing legendary morning show host, DJ LAZ, back to South Florida on WFLC / HITS 97.3 beginning Aug. 25. “I’m excited to welcome DJ Laz back to morning radio in Miami,” said Jill Strada, CMG Miami’s Director of Branding & Programming, “He’s a star with undeniable talent!” CMG Miami’s VP and Market Manager, Rob Babin added, “We are excited that DJ Laz will be joining our HITS 97.3 team and look forward to launching a new local morning show custom built for South Florida!” DJ Laz will be joined by co-host Kimmy, who comes over from WFLC’s sister station WEDR. “We have such great talent within our Cox stations, and I’m happy to be able to promote someone within the CMG Miami family.” Strada added. “Laz and Kimmy together are a superstar team.” “Thanks to Jill Strada and CMG Miami for believing in me and giving me this opportunity to grow,” said Kimmy. “I can’t wait to get started with my new partner DJ Laz. Miami mornings will never be the same." DJ Laz spent 22 years in the market at WPOW and most recently was live coast-to-coast on SBS Broadcasting’s WRMA in Miami and KXOL in Los Angeles. “I' m so pumped to get back to doing what I love, in the city I love. Radio is about to get fun again!” added DJ Laz.

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KISS Ban Mounts In Wake Of Gene Simmon's Suicide Comments

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– First came Sixx Sense' Nikki Sixx calling out (see JD 8.15) colleague Gene Simmons over his insensitive comments regarding suicide and depression in songfacts.com, now the backlash has extended to radio. According to blabbermouth.comAustralian broadcaster Triple M has pulled all KISS tracks from its playlists countrywide. Over at WPYX/Albany NY, host Uncle Vito vowed not to play KISS music, labeling Simmons “an arrogant, unfeeling a—hole.” Power 97 Winnepeg also joined in with its Kiss Free Zone (shown). Simmons has SINCE responded to all this backlash on his Facebook page with the following message: "I want to make this statement about my views on depression for the record and to clarify my prior remarks. To the extent my comments reported by the media speak of depression, I was wrong and in the spur of the moment made remarks that in hindsig7ht were made without regard for those who truly suffer the struggles of depression. I sincerely apologize to those who were offended by my comments. I recognize that depression is very serious and very sad when it happens to anyone, especially loved ones. I deeply support and am empathetic to anyone suffering from any disease, especially depression. have never sugarcoated my feelings regarding drug use and alcoholics. Somewhere along the line, my intention of speaking in very directly and perhaps politically incorrectly about drug use and alcoholics has been misconstrued as vile commentary on depression. Unkind statements about depression was certainly never my intention. Fully, you will know that and I do not intend to defend myself here and now, by listing the myriad charities and self-help organizations I am involved with. Rather, I simply want to be clear that my heart goes out to anyone suffering from depression and I deeply regret any offhand remarks in the heat of an interview that might have suggested otherwise.' Among Simmon's comments in songfacts.com, he said: "I'm the guy who says 'Jump!' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it anymore, I'm going to jump .. Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the f--- up, have some dignity and jump!" Simmons Photo/Oscar Schnell

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'There... I've Said It.' Robin Marshall Reveals She Has Cancer

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– The popular voice-over specialist, recently turned author revealed on her Facebook page today "last week ending in D-Day on Friday when the bomb was dropped in my lap: I have stage 2 uterine cancer and need a hysterectomy. In my brain I’m thinking, "Those are all my good parts! How could they turn on me NOW?” It’s like I want to have a good "talkin’ to,” with myself. With this news, I shook, as people do when they’re in shock, I asked the doctor to explain it to me, which she did… and after finishing her spiel consisting of medical lingo, tumors, numbers and parts I didn’t even know I had… she asked if I understood. I said, "F*** No! I need to call my girlfriend who’s currently a chief radiologist at Sloan Kettering in NY and let you tell her so she can tell me!” She continued by drawing me pictures of my insides, where I calmly began pushing numbers on my cell phone until Arlene answered. I interrupted the fast-talking doc and said, "Here, tell her everything.” She did! I’ve decided that I’ve always been forthcoming here on Facebook and Twitter and it is ridiculous for me to continue to hide what I’m facing, while at the same time I’m the LAST ONE to look for sympathy! Holy Cow! I just released this book: "The Diary of a Sugar Mom!” I’m already thinking, …”Hmmm… if I Die… I might sell more books and my Kids will be better off!” It’s the entrepreneur in me, I just can’t help it!" She closes by added: So here I am… a Sugar Mom who just got (B)itch-slapped in the face by a huge hand of reality. I’m assuming I overstepped, (what else is new?) and this is just God’s way of putting me back in my place or just slowing my (a)ss down a bit until she can catch up. I get it. I’ll be good. I promise! Please, no fake comments. I shared with you because I want you to go to the doctor if you feel something’s wrong or out of whack ... Any conversations we have via email are private. Period. Robin@RobinMarshallSugarMom.com.

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MOTION: Johnjay & Rich Show Adds Voodoo 104 New Orleans

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THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– New Orleans’ Voodoo 104/KVDU-FM announced that the Premiere syndicated The JohnJay & Rich Show will join the station beginning today, August 18. Joined on-air by Kyle (TR), Rich Berra says “Johnjay and I are so excited to unleash our show on the MOST UNIQUE city in America." “JohnJay and I first met each other in New Orleans (during Morning Show Boot Camp), and although neither of us remembers that night so well, it’s perfectly fitting that we kick off mornings at Voodoo – a station as special as New Orleans itself. Go SAINTS!” “The JohnJay & Rich Show is the perfect vehicle to take Voodoo 104's morning numbers into the stratosphere,” stated Jag, Program Director for Voodoo 104. “The show's track record in other markets speaks for itself. Even in the planning stages, the professionalism of their team is exceeded only by their contagious enthusiasm. I can't WAIT to get them on the air in New Orleans.”

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The New MAX-FM San Diego Welcomes Return Of Jack Diamond

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– After six years as the Walrus 105.7 FM, Broadcast Company of the Americas is rebranding the station as 105.7 MAX-FM and bringing back Jack Diamond to lead mornings The idea of rebranding was to bring ‘Maximum’ music, ‘Maximum’ variety, ‘Maximum’ fun and ‘Maximum’ audience. “It’s an exciting time for us at BCA Radio as we unveil our new logo and rebranded name and the final evolution of our musical recipe,” Mike Shepard, Programming-Operations Manager explained. With the rebranding comes word of Jack Diamond returning to the San Diego airwaves, joining co-host Kim Morrison (C) and producer Kayla Yap (R) in the mornings. The new show will be known as "“The Jack Diamond Morning Show", with Kim and Kayla." Diamond has worked in radio on both the East and West coasts for over 25 years. His extensive experience includes legendary call-letters such as KNBR San Francisco, WABC New York, WQXI “94-Q” Atlanta, and WRQX Washington, where Diamond has hosted one of DC’s top-rated morning shows for over 24 years. Jack returns to the San Diego market where he hosted KSON’s top rated morning show in the early 1990's. Commenting the return to San Diego, Diamond said “When I left San Diego before my 24-year run with ABC radio in Washington, DC, I told my KSON PD, Mike Shepard, that I'd be back. He said, ‘Great, when you're ready call me!’ and I did. California Dreamin' has once again become a reality.

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NASH Icon Brand Debuts In Atlanta & Savannah; More Coming

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– While an official is expected today, Cumulus Media officially launched their Nash Icon brand to radio on Friday switching two stations in Georgia over to the new format. First up was Atlanta’s Oldies 98.9 W255CJ which changed over to NASH Icon 98.9, and Sports Radio 102.1 in Savannah that will be known as NASH Icon 102.1. According to Radio Insight, these are just two of the twelve total radio stations that are scheduled at the moment to take on the new NASH Icon brand including Nashville’s 95.5 WSM—the once FM companion station to AM’s 650 WSM. 650 WSM is country music’s most legendary station, and the home of the Grand Ole Opry. As reported, Of the twelve radio stations looking to switch to the new format, only two of them are country stations—95.5 WSM in Nashville, and 92.5 KJJY in Des Moines. Three are classic or oldies stations mostly catering to older rock & roll, three are sports stations, three are contemporary hit radio stations, and one is news/talk. The format was first announced in May as a joint venture between Cumulus Media and Big Machine Records. Meanwhile, according to savingcountry.com, the NASH Icon record label is looking to sign artists from the 25-year window, and also wants to be involved heavily in merchandising and touring. The announcement of NASH Icon has many people in radio talking about a format split in country with contemporary country and “classic” country going their separate ways.

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FORMATICS: CMG San Antonio Rebrands Classic Rocker As The Eagle; CC Birmingham Launches Classic Rock 94.9; Adams Brings 96.9 R&B + Old School To Ft. Wayne

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) San Antonio has re-branded San Antonio’s only classic rock station as 106.7 FM The Eagle. KTKX, formerly known as X106.7, is in its fourth year of playing great classic rock with music San Antonio listeners have grown to love; and the new Eagle 106.7 will continue broadcasting that same great sound. “Some recent changes in the market allowed us to emerge as the only full signal classic rock station in San Antonio,” said CMG San Antonio VP and Market Manager Dan Lawrie. “We felt this was a great time to introduce The Eagle brand and let people know great classic rock can be heard anywhere in San Antonio only on 106.7 FM.” ########## CCM+E Birmingham has launched Classic Rock 94.9 FM. "Today is a historic day for Birmingham radio as we bring true classic rock music back to the Magic City," Clear Channel Birmingham vice president and general manager Ray Quinn said in a release. "For over two years, there's been a huge absence of the format since the legendary Rock 99 went away. Rock 99 had an iconic following of fans and advertisers, so we've brought it back on a new frequency at 94.9 FM." ######### Meanwhile, up in Fort Wayne, IN, Adams Radio has launched a new R&B Station B-96.9 R&B + Old School. The on air line up consist of Tom Joyner in the morning, Big Kess Middays, Doug Banks in PM Drive and Keith Sweat at night. Big Kess is live and local and also serves as the PD for B-96.9. Previously Kess was Mornings on WNHT “Wild 96” in Fort Wayne. B-96 is consulted by Jim Richards of Valley-Richards-Donovan. Ron Stone, Adams Radio CEO said “This may have been the largest hole in the market. Fort Wayne has an African American population of about 9% of which no radio station served. I have been completed overwhelmed by the immediate response to the station. Everyone deserves a radio station that they can embrace...and we have delivered one that the listeners can be proud of."

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ABC's Ann Compton To Retire In September

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– ABC Radio News VP/GM Steve Jones sent the following note to its radio division last Friday about ABC News White House Correspondent, Ann Compton: "Last winter, Ann Compton raised a subject she’s hinted at before and that I’d previously managed to avoid: her retirement. She told me how amazing it was being a new grandmother and suggested that, after 40-years at ABC News, perhaps it was time to transition to the next phase of her life. I listened, smiled and told her we’d chat again, hoping she’d change her mind. But, by the spring, it was clear to me that Ann was ready to leave the job she has loved so that she can spend more time with the people she loves: her wonderful family. We have a date set in late September for us to celebrate Ann’s career in a setting that will let her friends and co-workers offer tributes and recollections about one of the most amazing women in journalism and one of the greatest friends and colleagues I have had the pleasure to work with. For now, though, Ann has asked that she be allowed to continue reporting from the White House without distraction. We’ll have plenty of time next month to celebrate her career express our admiration, appreciation and love."

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Las Vegas Host Dr. Daliah Asked To Build Pediatric Wing At Medical Center

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 18TH, 2014 –– Soaring to new fundraising heights, nationally syndicated talk show host and local TV personality, Dr. Daliah (inset) has been asked to build the pediatric wing of Community Outreach Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV that will serve thousands of underserved and uninsured children. She tells Jockline Daily: "This is a huge undertaking but it will get done! For more information and to provide help, email doctordaliah@hotmail.com.

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ABC's Elizabeth Vargas Back In Rehab

 

ABC's Elizabeth Vargas Back In Rehab - [SF CHRONICLE]

Craig Ferguson In Talks With Tribune For Syndicated Talk Show - [VARIETY]

Justin Timberlake & 25,000 Fans Sing Happy Birthday To Autistic Boy - [USA TODAY]

Meredith Vieira Fills In For Savannah Guthrie On 'Today' - [NYDN]

Stevie Nicks Asks Fans To Help Design New Shawl In Contest - [ROLLING STONE]

Robin Williams Memorialized As 'World of Warcraft' Character - [LA TIMES]

Adam Levine To Produce '70's Musical Series For NBC - [BILLBOARD]

Christina Aguilera Gives Birth To Baby Girl - [US]

Ariana Grande Dons Helmet Cap For Billboard Cover - [MTV]

Man Streaks Full Monty During Braves Game - [GOSSIP COP]

Derek Hough Joins Cast Of ABC's 'Nashville' - [DEADLINE]

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REPORT: Casey Kasem To Be Buried in Norway

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– As Jockline reporter earlier this week (JD 8.12), the body of Casey Kasem was allegedly being moved out of the country for his burial. Now, according to Norwegian newspaper VG, a private investigator, Logan Clarke, hired by Kasem's daughter Kerri told The Hollywood Reporter, "He's going to be buried in Norway." In the Norwegian press account, Wenche Madsen Eriksson, a government official, was quoted by reporter Marcus Husby saying, "It is arranged. He's going to Oslo." The report said the official would not specify which of Oslo's 20 cemeteries and one crematorium was chosen by Kasem's widow, Jean Kasem. This final destination would end one of media's most troubling and tragic episodes which goes back several month to when Casey's older Children picketed outside of his Santa Monica estate. "We don't know what [Jean Kasem's] plans are," says Danny Deraney, spokesman for Kerri Kasem. "We just know that she wants to keep Casey away from [his] family and friends and by the looks of it, hiding from law enforcement." Family members tell THR that the feud between Jean Kasem and her husband's family has gone on for 35 years. An investigation by Santa Monica Police is still underway with allegations that Jean Kasem abused the late Kasem after removing his in the middle of the night from a Santa Monica hospital to Las Vegas and then to Washington State.

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[LISTEN] Nikki Sixx Calls Out Gene Simmons Over Suicide Comments

"He thinks everybody listens to him, that he is the god of thunder. He will tell you he is the greatest man on earth, and to be honest with you, I like Gene. But in this situation, I don’t like Gene.." - Sixx

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– This week on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx, Sixx and co-host Jenn Marino discussed KISS frontman Gene Simmons’ recent interview with SongFacts.com, in which he expressed his lack of sympathy for people suffering from substance abuse and depression. Sixx, a recovering addict who suffered a near fatal drug overdose more than 25 years ago, called out Simmons for his insensitive remarks, which included the suggestion that depressed people should kill themselves. Sixx: “…It’s pretty moronic because he thinks everybody listens to him, that he is the god of thunder. He will tell you he is the greatest man on earth, and to be honest with you, I like Gene. But in this situation, I don’t like Gene, I don’t like Gene’s words, because…there is a 20-year-old kid out there who is a KISS fan and reads this and goes, ‘You know what? He’s right. I should just kill myself’…” Sixx continued: “…For people who are depressed, there is a way out. There are many, many ways out. And I don’t want people to listen to an interview from a rock star, who’s telling you the only way out is out, when I’m telling you, and I wrote it in The Heroin Diaries, you can get out of this. ...One in 10 Americans are affected by depression at one point in their life, so this is another thing to think about. At one point in your life, meaning it will come and it will go…they say all bad things must pass, all bad things will pass, so keep that in the back of your mind if you’re feeling depression, and don’t listen to people who don’ t know what they’re talking about.” LISTEN HERE

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MOTION: Carr & Company Head To Twin Cities; Faith Daniels Takes Afternoons At Dayton's 92.1 WROU

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– He said earlier this week (JD 8.12) that he would be making a move from WUBE-FM Cincinnati to a place nearer to family. That place turned out to be Minneapolis where his new home will be K102/KEEY-FM. The Chris Carr & Company morning show (Carr shown center) will debut on Tuesday, September 2. "I'm so excited that Chris is coming home to K102," said Gregg Swedberg, VP of Programming for Clear Channel Minneapolis. "I think it's safe to say he and Maverick are one of a handful of brilliant Country morning shows and we are so fortunate to have them." Carr added: "We're all excited to reconnect with family, friends, lakes, ice skates and the awesome audience of K102! Plus, I get to do it with one of the most talented and genuine people on this planet, Maverick. I'm excited for everyone to meet him!" PHOTO/Jeff "Maverick" Bolen and Chris Carr. t######### Faith Daniels (R) Moves to Afternoons on Dayton’s 92.1 WROU Alpha Media Dayton, OH has announced that effective immediately, Faith Daniels will be hosting the afternoon drive on 92.1 WROU/Dayton. Skip Porter will assume the 10am to 3pm timeslot. Faith began her career at WROU in 2011 as midday personality before becoming the station’s program director in 2012. She is ecstatic about the shift. “I love the city of Dayton and being able to be more accessible to my audience is what it’s all about! WROU has done a good job engaging the community, but this move will let us take that interactive element to the next level,” commented Daniels. Alpha Media Dayton Market Manager, John King, added, “This move will be an easy transition for Faith—I loved her in middays and can’t wait to see what she does with afternoons.”

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Katz Radio Group To Launch Westwood One National Sales Unit

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– Katz Radio Group (KRG) announced it is launching a new representation division dedicated to Cumulus owned and operated stations nationwide. The new representation firm, Westwood One National Sales, will provide advertisers and agencies direct access to the robust line-up of Cumulus radio stations across the country. The new long-term agreement supports the companies’ mutual goal to evangelize the power of sound and drive more dollars into the sector. Westwood One National Sales will exclusively represent Cumulus stations nationwide and focus on providing integrated, multi-platform marketing solutions aimed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of advertisers. “We are thrilled about our new agreement with the Katz Radio Group,” said Steve Shaw, President of Westwood One. “This collaboration allows us to focus on creating more multi-platform solutions for our advertisers including our assets in network, spot, digital, sports and spoken word.” Bryan Forbes has been promoted to Senior Vice President, General Manager of Westwood One National Sales. Forbes is currently Vice President/Director of Sales at KRG, a position he has held since 2003.

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Clear Channel and Yahoo Team For Taylor Swift's Live Stream



THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– CCM+E announced today that it will air a live simulcast of Taylor Swift's Worldwide Live Stream on Yahoo, an exclusive event. Clear Channel's more than 100 Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR)/Top 40 stations and more than 40 Hot AC stations will be the only stations to simulcast the nationwide live conversation between Taylor Swift and her fans. Listeners across the country can tune into the live event on any Clear Channel CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC Stations nationwide. Fans can visit http://clearchannel.com/CCME/Pages/StationSearch.aspx to find their local Clear Channel CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations.
Fans can also tune in to Yahoo Screen at www.yahoo.com/TaylorSwift or GMA at www.gma.yahoo.com.

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The Breakfast Club Celebrates One-Year Anniversary In Milwaukee

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– V100.7 WKKV welcomes The Breakfast Club to Milwaukee today, August 15. Starring DJ Envy (C), Angela Yee (L) and Charlamagne Tha god (R), will celebrate its one-year anniversary on the station by broadcasting live from the V100.7 studios from 6-10 a.m. with a studio audience comprised of lucky contest winners. Each morning, fans of The Breakfast Club tune in to hear DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God’s unrivaled interviews and conversations with celebrities and hip-hop artists, entertainment news, fresh music mixes, along with their signature blend of honesty and humor. Launched in December 2010, The Breakfast Club was named the #1 radio program in the nation by “The Source” magazine. It’s also widely regarded as one of the most informative and entertaining morning shows today. “WKKV was the first station in the country to broadcast The Breakfast Club as a syndicated morning show, and we’re proud to welcome them on their first visit to Milwaukee,” said WKKV Program Director Bailey Coleman. “Since their debut on WKKV in August of 2013, the ‘BC’ has changed the landscape of morning radio."

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[WATCH] WARM 98's Co-Host Marianne Jumps In The Tank During Shark Week

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– So, what do you do if your wife, who happens to be your co-host, is afraid to death of sharks and it's 'Shark Week?" Well of course, you talk her into jumping into a tank with a swarm of them. The topic came up on their WARM 98 Cincinnati morning show this week and a Newport Aquarium was listening in and offered her the opportunity. Be sure and link in to catch the HAPPY expression on Marianne's face. Jockline learned they established a link so while Marianne could converse with Bob in the studio. The actual video should be up by the time you read this at http://www.warm98.com/

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OKC's Steve O'Brien And Jeff "Magic Man" Roberts Celebrate 25th Year On The Air

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 15TH, 2014 –– 104.1 KMGL FM’s morning show co-hosts Steve O’Brien and Jeff “Magic Man” Roberts have become Oklahoma City radio’s longest-running duo, celebrating 25 years on-air together. O’Brien and Roberts have been a local fixture, anchoring the morning drive time slot on the hot Adult Contemporary radio station since August of 1989. “Steve and Jeff’s longevity is a testament to their talent, versatility and loyalty,” said Ty Tyler, Tyler Media Group president. “They’ve been a staple of OKC radio for parts of four decades for a reason and we’re thrilled that they’re part of our broadcast family.” The duo can be heard weekday mornings with Stacy Barton, a previous partner with whom they were named Personalities of the Year (Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, 2001) and Marconi Award finalists (National Association of Broadcasters, 2004), among other honors. A 25th anniversary celebration will take place today, August 15, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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7'Idol's' Josh Gracin Pens Apparent Suicide Note; Now Back And Safe At Home

 

Chuck Todd In, David Gregory Out On 'Meet The Press' - [POLITICO]

'Idol's' Josh Gracin Pens Apparent Suicide Note; Now Back And Safe At Home - [WEYMOUTH]

Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' By News Of Robin William's Parkinson's Report - [TODAY]

Martin Lawrence Confirms 'Bad Boys' 3' - [E ONLINE]

[WATCH] james Franco To Host VMA Special In 'The Interview' Character, David Skylark - [COMING SOON]

Twitter Vows To Improve Policies Following William's Daughter Bullying - [WASH. PO]

Ben Affleck Talks Tabloid Scrutiny And How It Helped 'Gone Girl' Performance - [EW]

Aussie Policeman Post Reward For 20-Yr. Old AC/DC Manager Murder Case - [ROLLING STONE]

Annie Lennox Reveals 'Nostalgia' Album Cover - [BILLBOARD]

Chelsea Handler Post Topless Instagram; Calls Herself A Kardashian - [INSTAGRAM]

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[LISTEN] Host's Comments Helps Divert Listener From Considering Suicide

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– A caller to yesterday's syndicated Michael Savage show who weighed in on the host's assertion that suicide is an “aggressive act” that shows no consideration for loved ones, told the host his frank talk about the subject helped him decide not to take his own life. Identifying himself as Joe he told Savage he had been contemplating suicide for the past several months, especially in the past week. Joe said that when he heard of Williams’ suicide, he asked himself, “If a guy like that could, why not me?” On Tuesday's show, Savage, who disclosed he and Williams lived in the same San Francisco-area neighborhood, urged any listeners who might be considering suicide to think about how it would affect their loved ones. Joe rang up Savage and said: 'Your show yesterday – I’m not going to say prevented me – but it did make me think about my kids and my wife,” the caller said. Savage said he had met Williams many times when the two were walking their dogs. Savage described Williams as “a nice guy, and genuinely funny, too.” He added “Committing suicide is the most outrageously aggressive and selfish act you can commit against your family,” Savage said. After discovering Joe was suffering financially, he asked his audience to join in helping Joe get through the rest of the month by donating through the Savage Legal Defense Fund. LISTEN HERE

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Massive Layoffs Coming To Radio Disney Following Sell-Off

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– Radio Disney plans to eliminate 184 jobs in local ad sales and operations beginning in September. This follows its announcement of selling 23 of its 24 U.S. radio stations. They plan to retain KDIS-AM in Los Angeles. General Manager Phil Guerini (L)i broke the news in a memo to his staff, writing: “Across all forms of media, digital technology continues to dramatically change consumer habits – from the iPad, 7mobile devices and the push of connected devices into the home – and these changes compel us to evaluate and evolve our businesses. Today, we’re announcing meaningful changes to our Radio Disney business --- These decisions will optimize Radio Disney for long-term growth and better reflect the habits of the consumers we serve — a national audience of kids and families.” Guerini added: 'We are partnering with the most popular digital radio services including our distribution partner of over 12 years, SiriusXM, and the newly forged agreements with ShowMobile, Slacker and Harman’s Aha Radio. We also have our fast growing Radio Disney App for iPhone, iPad and Android, our WATCH Disney Channel partnership and our Top 30 syndication partnership that’s building across the U.S. We will also be exploring new digital extensions of Radio Disney’s programming, including the Radio Disney Music Awards and Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing (N.B.T.). 1

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FLIPPAGE: Classic Rock 101.9 The Big O Changes To Adult Hits The Keg

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– Omaha KOOO, 101.9 has flipped from classic rock to adult hits, starting yesterday. According to omaha.com, the new station will be rebranded as “the Keg.” In a release, GM Andy Ruback says " Results from a recent survey of potential listeners ages 25 to 54. KOOO’s recent ratings have consistently placed it toward the bottom of Omaha’s top 10 for that demographic,' he said. He expects the new format to boost ratings among 25- to 54-year-olds. Todd “Crash” Davis will be KOOO’s new morning on-air host. Longtime host, Dave Wingert’s (L) last day as morning host was Monday. Wingert’s future at the station is not yet decided, Ruback said. KOOO is owned by NRG Media, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. NRG owns 45 radio stations in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois. Omaha is its largest market.

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MOTION: Rome Comes Home To L.A. On The New KFWB

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– L.A. native Jim Rome is coming home to the new KFWB 980 and its all-sports programming lineup. The Jim Rome Show will air live from Orange County on KFWB 980 weekdays from 9:00am – Noon. “I am so thrilled to be returning home to Los Angeles on KFWB,” Rome said. CBS Sports Radio has provided me with an incredible opportunity to communicate with our nationwide audience via various platforms but to reunite with our L.A. based fans is particularly meaningful to me, personally and professionally." It’s been nearly two years since Southern Californians have been able to enjoy Jim’s show and he is just a hint of what listeners can expect from the new KFWB sports lineup,” said Diane Sutter, Trustee for KFWB Asset Trust. “We’re thrilled and excited to bring Jim back home to his many L.A. sports fans.” KFWB’s new all-sports format is expected to launch in September with other programming announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

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NBC Teams With iHeartRadio For Digital Premiere Of Romantic Comedy 'A To Z'

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– In a first of its kind, NBC is partnering with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to premiere the pilot 'A to Z' across Clear Channel's network of digital properties. The first-of-its-kind campaign will include strong local and national integration airing the pilot digitally on iHeartRadio - everywhere it is available, providing promotional support on air across contemporary hits radio stations and their websites, mobile sites and social networks throughout the country, as well as featuring on-air discussions with Clear Channel's nationally syndicated top on-air personality Ryan Seacrest to drive awareness for the digital screening availability. In addition to Clear Channel's digital properties and apps, the "A to Z" pilot will also be available on the NBC app, NBC.com, Hulu, Xfinity, the NBC owned and affiliate station websites and cable, satellite and telco providers On Demand and online services. Set to debut digitally Aug. 14 (exactly halfway on the calendar until Valentine's Day) and 90 seconds longer than the version that will air on the network, the heartfelt "A to Z" pilot will debut on NBC Thursday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Fans can connect on social with the official hashtag for the digital premiere #iHeartAtoZ. "A to Z" tells the story of Andrew (Ben Feldman, "Mad Men," "The Mindy Project") and Zelda (Cristin Milioti, "The Wolf of Wall Street," "How I Met Your Mother") - a pair that almost wasn't - and all that happened from the day they met.

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JACOBS: 'BJ Shea Steps Up To Superstar Status At MSBC Chicago'

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– As we've always said, it's not us, but our attendees who help us shine most at Morning Show Boot Camp. This was never more evident than during last week's 26th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago. Among them, radio's beloved BJ Shea (L - KISW/Seattle) whose opening address not only endeared himself further with his radio comrades, but caught the attention of radio furturist Fred Jacobs. In today's blog, he writes 'You may be thinking that it’s “Seattle DJ Week” on this blog – and you wouldn’t be wrong. But it turns out the most fascinating stories in radio last week weren’t about the whereabouts of Casey Kasem’s corpse or what happened to radio’s Q2 revenue – they were about Bob Rivers hanging up his headphones and B.J. Shea stepping up to superstar status at “Morning Show Boot Camp.” Boot Camp is one of the most unique events in all of radio because most of the people in attendance make their living on the air. If you believe that the future (not to mention the past and present) of radio is its personality – the people behind the mics – then you would enjoy Boot Camp. There is a different vibe in the room when it’s filled with performers – the folks who are paid to entertain and to inform. They are the faces of most great stations. And the list of radio icons in attendance was a long one: The Bert Show, Paul Castronovo, Roula And Ryan, Rick Rumble, Dave & Carole, Mark & Mercedes, Ross Britain, 2 Guys Named Chris, Larry Norton, Brother Wease, Fitz, Phil Hendrie, and many many more. These personalities come together every year to compare notes, compete for the best bits, have a lot of laughs, and hang out at a conference that almost has a radio throwback feel to it. Yes, radio has changed. It’s a business that is obsessed by ROI, IPOs, and EBITDA. But let’s not forget the DJ. No matter how much Wall Street thinks it has us bought and sold, drawn and quartered, radio is a circus. And the Big Top was in all its glory in Chicago last week. And B.J. Shea was the ringmaster ... B.J. truly set the tone at Boot Camp. In a 30-minute speech filled with passion and inspired self-deprecation, B.J. looked more like he was giving a TED Talks presentation than one of his signature rants. No notes, no slides, but a steady stream of introspective advice and dead-on observations for a room of talent looking for a guiding theme from this Boot Camp. ... “Great art comes from crazy people” was one of B.J.’s lessons. READ FULL BLOG HERE

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NETWORKS: Premiere & Beatport Announce Evolution Show With Pete Tong; USRN To Produce Special '25 Years Of Alan Jackson' Episode

LOS ANGELES, August 13, 2014 ­ Premiere Networks and Beatport, an SFX Entertainment company and the principal online destination for electronic music culture, today announced the launch of The Evolution Beatport Show with Pete Tong. The new program reflects the rebranding and expansion of the Premiere-syndicated program Evolution with Pete Tong, which launched in May 2013 and currently broadcasts weekly on more than 80 stations nationwide. The popular electronic dance music (EDM) program has expanded from one hour to two hours weekly. "I'm very excited to be teaming up with Beatport and extending my national show to two hours," stated Tong. "It's an important step in bringing more great electronic dance music to a mass audience and I'm sure the start of a special relationship with a great strategic partner." ###########United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) announced that its weekly Country Music program, 25 YEARS OF HITS, will be producing a special Alan Jackson episode of the series to coincide with the new Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum exhibit called Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country. 25 YEARS OF HITS is the creation of California-based Cable Car Communications, Inc. and is hosted by WFUS/Tampa’s Craig “Catfish” Hunter. For this special ALAN JACKSON episode of the program which will be broadcast during the week of August 18-24, the entire two hours will be dedicated to the living legend of Country Music. Titled “25 Years of Alan Jackson,” this edition of the 25 Years of Hits series will include twenty-five of Jackson’s biggest #1 songs from the past quarter century in chronological order. On a typical weekend, 25 YEARS OF HITS presents a two-hour, music intensive program that counts-up the #1 hits in chronological order from the past 25 years (currently 1989 to 2013). The fast-paced and highly-produced show, which is broadcast in most markets on weekends, began in 2005 and is now heard on nearly 100 radio stations across America and on additional outlets in Canada. 25 YEARS OF HITS features artist interviews, production elements and feature segments making it a complete entertainment experience for its many loyal listeners.

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Sammy Haggar To Host First U.S. Classic Rock Roll Of Honour 2014

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is one of the most highly respected music award ceremonies of the year, attracting the biggest names in the world of rock. Hosted by UK based Classic Rock Magazine, the tenth annual Classic Rock Awards - the ‘Classic Rock Roll Of Honour’ - has announced multi-platinum Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Hagar as this year’s master of ceremonies, along with the list of nominees for the listener and fan-voted categories. Traditionally held in the iconic Roundhouse in Camden, London, this prestigious rock‘n’roll awards ceremony is coming to America for the first time on Tuesday, November 4. A celebration of some of the world’s most influential and respected musicians in rock, is set to take place at the Avalon, Hollywood’s historic night club and music venue. To kick things off for 2014, Sammy Hagar will serve as this year’s host. "The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is one of music’s coolest and most prestigious events in the U.K. so I’m really excited to be hosting it for the first time in the U.S.,” said Sammy Hagar. Meanwhile, Classic Rock Magazine announced the nominees for this year’s awards including the listener and fan voted categories - CLICK HERE TO SEE NOMINEES AND VOTE. For more information on the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour, please contact MSO PR: 818-380-0400.

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Crowd Buys Into Miley Cyrus Impersonator Outside Concert

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– Imagine bringing a Miley Cyrus impersonator (complete with bodyguards) outside one of the pop diva's concerts and both fans and local media buying into it? This was the case as Miley Cyrus came back to Kansas City and 95.7 The Vibe (KCHZ) made their presence known outside of the Sprint Center! They brought in a Miley Cyrus impersonator and had the crowd going crazy, with many people believing it was Miley and stopping to get their pictures taken (the staff was calling her "our special guest"). KCTV5 even did a live segment featuring 95.7 (inset)The Vibe outside of the Sprint Center. During the show the excitement continued with Miley Cyrus spotting our impersonator in the crowd, talking to her from the stage and even giving 95.7 The Vibe props before showing a picture of our Miley impersonator on the big screen! Since the concert The Kansas City Star also wrote a story about 95.7 The Vibe bringing in their very own Miley Cyrus look-alike. The night was a big win for everyone involved! NICELY DONE! Photos courtesy of The Vibe's Jenn Ryan

 

TOP RADIO NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Montreal Host Looks For Girlfriend With Posters

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, AUGUST 14TH, 2014 –– Radio personality Stuntman Sam is looking for love in a rather old-fashioned way: posters. According to montrealgazzette, Sam Lupovich, a.k.a. Stuntman Sam on The Beat 92.5 FM’s morning show, has posted handbills all over downtown Montreal to announce he’s looking for a girlfriend. The poster features a picture of the 31-year-old with a description of himself as serious, fun, outgoing, employed and very handsome. As the setup goes, after a decade of freelance fun and adventure in Toronto, Sam moved back to his beloved hometown of Montreal last fall — and has since had some trouble finding a girlfriend. “I’ve tried online dating and all that jazz, but obviously that hasn’t worked out …” his poster reads. “Pretty sure it’s them, not me .. If you’re single (or not), and ready to take a chance on a good guy willing to throw himself out there, take my number and do something about it.” If you want to see how Sam's doing, give him a call on 514 798-2015.

BOB FM becomes “Robin FM” in Robin Williams Tribute –– BOB fm in London’s Home Counties paid tribute to the late Robin Williams on Tuesday by re-branding as “Robin fm”. The daytime music schedule was interspersed with clips of Robin’s performance as the radio DJ Adrian Cronauer from the 1987 film, “Good Morning Vietnam”. Special sweepers were made that said, “Robin FM”. Program Director Graham Mack said, “We all grew up watching Robin’s movies and he always got a warm reception every time he appeared in London. It was the least we could do to honour the life and work of one of the greatest entertainers of all time”.

Another BBC apology, This Time For Racism -- It was an awkward on-air moment when Iain Lee’s producer decided he’d had enough and walked-out mid-show. Iain took the gag too far by telling him to “...go and do the Black and Asian Show”. Iain and the BBC have apologised for the incident which happened on Iain Lee’s Breakfast show on BBC Three Counties. The show and the radio station have shown another ratings drop in the latest survey leading some commentators to speculate that the on-air argument was a pre-planned if poorly executed stunt. Mismatched couple get married The couple who won the ‘Punching Above Your Weight’ contest on Newcastle’s Metro FM earlier this year have tied the knot. Darren Donaghey and Kate Cathcart often turn heads when walking down the street together. Kate is a gorgeous blonde, but because Darren is, by his own admission, not a work of art. Their love for one another never faltered and the pair have silenced detractors by getting hitched at Matfen Hall in Northumberland. Check out the video here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNfosEOV84Q

 

 

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