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STUDY: 43% of Actual Ratings Participants Wear Earphones During Half or More of Their Listening

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 –– In the latest data released by Alan Burns and Associates and Strategic Solutions Research it suggests that the amount of listening by women while wearing headphones may be far higher than most would have guessed. “Almost half (49%) of all women 15-54 told us they wear headphones during some of their time spent with radio” said Alan Burns, “and the number is higher among heavy radio listeners (56%) and at work listeners (57%). Those numbers are well beyond ours and most people’s expectations.”

The Burns/Strategic “What Women Want” survey of 2000 respondents found 142 former ratings survey participants among the sample. “The numbers escalate dramatically among women who had actually been part of a ratings sample,” said Burns. “More than four out of every ten of them said they wear headphones or earbuds during half or more of their radio listening. For more information contact: Alan Burns (251) 243-1592 Hal Rood, Strategic Solutions Research (206) 347-2188, ext 702 - Mimage Photography | Dreamstime.com

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Pete Norden Named SVP Sales For iHeart Tampa

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia Tampa announced that Pete Norden has been named Area Senior Vice President of Sales. Stations include 93.3 WFLZ; 103.5 WFUS; 95.7 WBTP; 100.7 WMTX; 97.9 WXTB; 106.5 WRUB; 970 WFLA AM; 620 WDAE AM; 1250 WHNZ AM; 94.5 and 105.9 FM WMTX HD 2

Norden has been with iHeartMedia for more than 19 years, most recently serving as the Market President in Sarasota for the past nine years. “We are very excited about adding Pete to our team,” said Sam Nein, Area President for iHeartMedia Tampa Bay. “Pete has an established track record of performance success, is a great leader and will be a very strong addition to our team!”

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PODCAST: Westwood One Grows Podcast Portfolio; Spotify Launches Original Podcasts From Gimlet Media

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 –– Westwood One is rapidly growing and developing its podcast content vertical and just announced new podcast partnerships with NBC Sports Radio’s The Leisuremen, personalities Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff (TR); political website The Daily Wire, featuring two podcasts from Ben Shapiro (TL) and Andrew Klavan (BL); and Entrepreneurs En Vogue, featuring Miss New York US, Iman Oubou (BR).

The Ben Shapiro Show is the number one conservative podcast on iTunes, and ranked in the top five for News & Politics. - The Andrew Klavan Show laughs its way through Armageddon with political satire, cultural commentary, interviews, and relentless mockery of racial pieties. · Entrepreneurs En Vogue is a weekly podcast hosted by Miss New York US, Iman Oubou (bottom right) who highlights notable millennial women innovators from around the world.

Suzanne Grimes, Westwood One’s President and EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus, said, “I’m very excited about welcoming these four podcasts and emerging audio talents to the Westwood One family - By diversifying and expanding our podcast offerings, we are meeting the needs of the marketplace and advertisers are starting to take notice.”

-- Spotify is adding to its offering of exclusive podcasts. The music streaming service announced three new podcasts that all look at a different facet of the music industry, from TV's top music moments to the career of executive Chris Lighty. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The new shows represent a larger push into the podcasting world for Spotify, which first began carrying the format in 2015 and has since experimented with original podcasts such as Mic-produced 'Clarify' First up among the new series is 'Showstopper,' which premiered this week and is produced in partnership with Slate and Panoply Studios. Hosted by The Fader editor-in-chief Naomi Zeichner, the series look at the impact of music on television through interviews with the music supervisors for Girls, Stranger Things, Being Mary Jane, The O.C. and others.

Led by CEO Daniel Ek, Spotify has made a push to grow beyond its music streaming roots. In addition to adding podcasting the company has also begun offering video content. Last spring, it unveiled 12 original series, including animated series Drawn & Recorded. Listen to the trailer for Showstopper below.

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Jacobs Media Presents CES For Radio Podcast Series

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– In early January, the Jacobs Media team headed out to Las Vegas for CES 2017, North America's largest trade show, with nearly 180,000 people attending from over 140 different countries. Every year, companies showcase their latest gadgets at CES, from drones and robots to 3-D printers and virtually reality headsets. While Fred and Paul Jacobs led executives from radio broadcasting companies on a guided tour of the event, Jacobs Media's Digital Dot Connector, Seth Resler, sought out the people behind the technologies that will have the biggest impact on radio broadcasters. He conducted a series of interviews that are now being released as a podcast called "CES for Radio Broadcasters."

The series covers everything from 3-D sound to car sharing to data collection at concerts. "There's a lot of cool technology coming down the pike, and it's going to have a huge impact on the way people listen to audio entertainment," says Resler. "We are producing this series to give broadcasters a peek at what's coming next." The first six episodes are available to listen to now, with six more episode on the way. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher. You can also find the episodes on the Jacobs Media WEBSITE - Join Resler at TSBC 8 In Atlanta for special Podcast Forum - Thursday, March 9th - DETAILS HERE

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Bruno Mars To Receive 2017 iHeart Innovator Award

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 –– The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Bruno Mars with its most prestigious award of the evening, the 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award. The fourth annual televised music event will air on Sunday, March 5 live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the historic, “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles. iHeartRadio will honor 21-time Grammy Award nominee and multiple Grammy winner Bruno Mars for his unparalleled contribution to popular culture and the music industry. In addition to a highly anticipated performance, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and director who recently released his second single “That’s What I Like” from his third studio album, is also nominated in the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best Cover Song category.

Mars has sold over 170 million singles, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. This past November, he released his brand new hit single “24K Magic,” which marked his highest single debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, the album 24K Magic and its lead single simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release, garnering Mars his highest first week album sales debut. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has officially been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA.

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AWARDS: NAB Crystal Awards Finalists Announced

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017 –– The National Association of Broadcasters announced the 50 finalists for the 30th Annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

Winners will be announced and the finalists will be honored at the NAB Radio Luncheon. The Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, will be held Tuesday, April 25 during the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. SEE ALL FINALIST HERE

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NETWORKS: Envision's Full Metal Jackie Wins Metal Programmer Of The Year

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 24TH 2017 – Jackie Kajzer, host of Full Metal Jackie, has been named Metal Programmer of the Year at the 2017 RadioContraband Awards. “I amhonored to win such a great award in an area that is not only my job but an area I’m super passionate about,” Kajzer said. “I love playing hard rock & metal on the radio and supporting this genre I live for. Thanks to the many great stations that carry my show.”

Jackie began her radio career as an on-air personality at WHTG (Neptune, NJ), and later at WDHA (Dover, NJ). After a short stint as on-air host at San Diego’s 94.9 KBZT, Jackie landed the opportunity she had been working toward since her early WSOU days: host and producer of her own (and L.A.’s only) commercial heavy metal radio show, CHAOS on Indie 103.1. For more information on Full Metal Jackie Radio visit www.fullmetaljackieradio.com.

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BBC 4's Beloved Steve Hewlett Has Passed Away

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 –– Radio presenter Steve Hewlett has died just days after sharing his experience of being diagnosed with cancer on BBC Radio 4. Steve, known by millions of listeners to Radio 4, was also admired by his industry colleagues for his reporting and commentating on the media and radio industry over many years. He was diagnosed last March with cancer of the oesophagus. He passed away on Monday morning while listening to Bob Dylan with his family, at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

"Did That Go To Air, Did It?"- In Australia, 2HD breakfast presenter Richard King left his microphone turned on during a weather update. The end result was over 90 seconds of cringe radio. In a live cross to the local Williamtown Bureau of Meteorology just after 6am, King unknowingly interrupted BOM rep Carter by repeating the weatherman's forecast and mocking his foreign accent live on-air - READ MORE HERE

Katy Perry Pranks A Superfan During Radio Appearance With A Lie Detector - WATCH HERE

WANT TO CONNECT WITH GRAHAM? Reach him at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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7Just In Time For The Oscars, Kimmel Gets A Makeover

Anthony Anderson to Host Live Post-Oscars Special for ABC

[WATCH] Ellen Gives Jimmy Kimmel A Makeover

SURPRISE: President Trump to Make First Morning Show Appearance on ‘Fox & Friends’

COACHELLA Announces Beyonce WILL NOT Perform

[WATCH] Mama June Now A Size 4!

Rihanna Named 'Humantarian' Of The Year

Rick Ross to Host 2017 MTV Woodies

[WATCH] 'Voice' Coaches Lose It During First Blind Audition

[WATCH] ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ As Dwayne Johnson Helps Give Convicts a Second Chance

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'We Want Personalities And Fun!' Says Actual Women Ratings Panelists In Study

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– The 2000 female contemporary music radio listeners surveyed in the Alan Burns and Associates/Strategic Solutions Research “What Women Want” study included 142 women who identified themselves as having previously kept a diary or wore a meter in an actual ratings survey. Today’s webinar (2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific) will reveal how those ratings participants differ from other women.

“One of the biggest differences is that actual ratings cooperators are more strongly attracted to entertaining personalities (64%) and fun in the morning (67%) than the average listener,” says Burns founder Alan Burns. “Those two elements are among radio’s best assets versus online pureplays streamers as well,” added Strategic EVP Hal Rood. Another topic today’s webinar will probe is whether there is a significant amount of headphone and earbuds usage by women while listening to radio. Burns Associates VP Jeff Johnson offered a preview of the results: “it’s enough that if it’s not fully captured and measured, it could make at minimum a 7 to 8 point difference in radio’s AQH. And that’s just with the average listener; we think the numbers we’ll show today from actual ratings panelists will kick this controversy into the next higher gear.” TO REGISTER , CLICK HERE

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ENTERCOM CEO: CBS Deal Could Lead Advertisers To 'Rediscover' Radio

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– Entercom CEO David Field said Wednesday that the radio industry has been "punching below its weight class" by capturing only about 7 percent of the advertising share, and that he seeks to boost radio's share to 8 to 10 percent with his company's CBS Radio deal reports philly.com. "There is a potential for radio to be rediscovered" by advertisers, Field said. This follows Entercom announced on February 2nd that it would merge with CBS Radio.

Field said the merged entity will be financially stable and locally focused on its audiences. On Wednesday, Entercom reported its fourth-quarter revenues rose to $123 million, from $117.7 million a year ago. Net income available to shareholders fell to $10.8 million, from $13.7 million. For the year, Entercom's revenues rose to $460.2 million, from $411.4 million. Net income for the year rose to $36.1 million, from $28.4 million in 2015. The deal still needs government and shareholder approvals. PHOTO/Entercom

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ACM Announces Radio Winners For 52nd Awards

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– The Academy of Country Music® announced its radio award winners for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ and for the fourth time, ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year honors went to Lon Helton of Country Countdown USA. Radio winners will be invited to accept their award onstage at ACM Party for a Cause® at The Joint in Las Vegas the day prior to the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards.

This year's winners include: ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR FOR MAJOR MARKET (TIE) George, Mo & Cowboy Dave ­– KILT-FM – Houston, TX Rob & Linda Show – Rob Stone & Linda Lee – WYCD-FM – Southfield, MI LARGE MARKET Q Morning Crew – Mike, Marty and Janie – WQDR-FM – Raleigh, NC MEDIUM MARKET Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7 – KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE SMALL MARKET Scotty Cox & Cara Denis – KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS: MAJOR MARKET KKBQ-FM – Houston, TX LARGE MARKET WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH MEDIUM MARKET WIVK-FM – Knoxville, TN SMALL MARKET KKNU-FM – Eugene, OR For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com

Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Radio award winners are not televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 52nd ACM Awards. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. The ACM Awards® are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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Governor Chris Christie Being Eyed By WFAN New York

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– The Hill reports that Governor Chris Christie (R) is being considered for a key lineup spot on WFAN New York. "I would certainly at least want to consider him," said PD, Mark Chernof in an interview with the Bergen Record. "If he's interested and we're interested, it's worth pursuing."

It's rumored that Christie would be a possible replacement for the departing Mike Francesa (shown), who has anchored afternoons since the station launched in 1987. Christie is a frequent guest of WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" morning show. He's also appeared last month on New York sports TV station SNY-TV, where he caused a stir by mocking the Philadelphia Phillies fan base. "The Phillies suck, let’s just start with that,” Christie said. “They’re from Philadelphia, they’re an awful team, they’re an angry, bitter fan base and it’s not safe for civilized people to go to Citizen’s Bank Park if you want to root for the other team." The comments evoked a quick reaction from the Phillies' official twitter feed, which mocked Christie for Bridgegate.

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[WATCH] KZOK Seattle's Danny Bonaduce Speaks Up About David Cassidy's Battle With Dementia

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– KZOK-FM Seattle host Danny Bonaduce opened up with KING 5 TV about news that his Partridge Family co-star and longtime friend David Cassidy was battling dementia. "He's a guy I've known my whole life, who's been there for me, been more than a brother to me and all of a sudden I see him slurring and falling down in public. It just breaks my heart," said Bonaduce, referring to a weekend performance in California in which the 66-year-old appeared to forget his words and fall off stage.

Cassidy admitted, a short time later, that he was suffering from the memory robbing disease. In retrospect, Bonaduce said he suspected something was wrong. Throughout much of their friendship, Bonaduca said, he never saw Cassidy take a drink, "and then all of a sudden one day at 60-years-old, he gets a DUI?" Bonaduce credits Cassidy for helping him get sober and back to work in the 1990's, "When David said straighten up, you're an idiot, I knew he was right." Bonaduce, who spoke with Cassidy just hours before speaking to KING 5, had a clear message for his friend: that he's proud of him. And he's there, for him. "I'll do anything and I'm not kidding. Whatever it is." WATCH HERE

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ON-AIR: Q100 Atlanta Taps Ashley Z For Nights

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– Cumulus Top 40 WWWQ (Q100)/Atlanta has filled its 7-midnight vacancy with the hire of Ashley Elzinga, a.k.a. Ashley Z, who starts this week. She succeeds syndicated host Adam Bomb, who recently moved up to afternoon drive.

Z most recently did nights at Entercom Top 40 KDND (now 106.5 The End)/Sacramento. Prior to that, she did middays at Saga Rhythmic WNRG (Energy 106.9)/Milwaukee, nights on WKHQ/Traverse City, MI and she was a member of the digital media team with Ryan Seacrest Productions in Los Angeles.

"I'm thrilled and extremely humbled to join Q100! The electric energy that Cumulus Atlanta has is so inspiring and I couldn't be more excited to bring my all to this already amazing team," said Ashley. Thanks so much, Mike McVay, Sean Shannon, Jeff Brown and Louie Diaz for this incredible opportunity and very warm welcome!"

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3rd Annual Benztown 50 List Of Top Voiceover Professionals Released

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARYU 23RD, 2017 –– Benztown released its third annual Benztown 50 list, the radio industry’s exclusive listing of the top 50 voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada. Benztown enlisted P1 Media Group to compile and analyze industry data that was the foundation for the list. This year’s Benztown 50 reflects increased industry participation and interest. More than 300 U.S. and Canadian radio groups provided information for this prestigious annual list, which was analyzed and evaluated by P1 Media Group’s proprietary algorithm. The Benztown 50 list is based on several criteria, including number of radio station affiliates, station size and market.

Dave “Chachi” Denes, President of Benztown, said: “We established the Benztown 50 three years ago to raise awareness and shine an appreciative light on the important role that voiceover professionals play in creating successful radio brands. Since that time, the value and visibility of voiceover professionals in building distinctive audio brands has only increased." They will be honored at a reception in May at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood. To view list, visit https://www.benztown.com/50/2016.

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PODCAST: Jacobs Media Presents CES For Radio Series

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– In early January, the Jacobs Media team headed out to Las Vegas for CES 2017, North America's largest trade show, with nearly 180,000 people attending from over 140 different countries. Every year, companies showcase their latest gadgets at CES, from drones and robots to 3-D printers and virtually reality headsets. While Fred and Paul Jacobs led executives from radio broadcasting companies on a guided tour of the event, Jacobs Media's Digital Dot Connector, Seth Resler, sought out the people behind the technologies that will have the biggest impact on radio broadcasters. He conducted a series of interviews that are now being released as a podcast called "CES for Radio Broadcasters."

The series covers everything from 3-D sound to car sharing to data collection at concerts. "There's a lot of cool technology coming down the pike, and it's going to have a huge impact on the way people listen to audio entertainment," says Resler. "We are producing this series to give broadcasters a peek at what's coming next." The first six episodes are available to listen to now, with six more episode on the way. You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, Google Play Music, or Stitcher. You can also find the episodes on the Jacobs Media WEBSITE - Join Resler at TSBC 8 In Atlanta for special Podcast Forum - Thursday, March 9th - DETAILS HERE

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Andy Grammer To Perform At Golden Mike Awards

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced that BMI songwriter and S-Curve Records recording artist Andy Grammer will perform at the 2017 Golden Mike Award this coming Monday, February 27, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The annual black-tie gala is a major fundraiser for the Broadcasters Foundation’s charitable mission to provide financial assistance to broadcasters in need.

This year, the Broadcasters Foundation honors Paul Karpowicz, President of Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group, with the Golden Mike Award and Bill Hoffman, retired President of Cox Media Group (CMG), with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. As previously announced, three of the most highly influential leaders in broadcasting will help present this year’s Golden Mike Award -- Steve Lanzano, President of the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), Mike O’Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), and Gordon Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

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7Did A 'Jeopardy' Contestant Give Trebek The Finger?

 

[WATCH] Campaign Launched For David Bowie Memorial

SOURCES: Facebook In Talks To Live-Stream One MLB Game Per Week

[WATCH] The Moment Harrison Ford Flew Over Jetliner During Landing

[WATCH] Contestant Give Alex Trebek The Finger

[WATCH] Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

[WATCH] First The Internet, Now James Corden Shreds Britney Spears Biopic

Demi Moore Set For Recurring Role On 'Empire

Paula Abdul To Star As Herself In New NBC Comedy Pilot

[WATCH] Tom Hanks First Book To Hit Book Shelves In October

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NIELSEN: News Radio, The Talk Of The Town

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– It's no secret that the 'Trump Factor' affected nearly all media, but particularly News/Talk Radio. In a recent report from Nielsen, it says with radio reaching 93% of U.S. consumers, it’s no surprise that listeners tune to News Radio formats more than in non-election years in the lead up to November 11.

In 2012, News Radio audience levels spiked during the election year, and 2016 proved to be no different. The News Radio format gained significant listenership across personal people meter (PPM) markets in 2016 and was the No. 1 ranked format among persons aged 6 and older. Weekly listenership rose by 2 million from 2015, as audiences were highly interested and invested in the unique election season. Although last year’s election has now come to an end, much of the political buzz remains front and center, and we’ll have to stay tuned for how the format performs in 2017.

(OF NOTE: At this year's 8th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp set for March 9 & 10 at The W Hotel Atlanta/Buckhead - Joshua Wurmlinger along with Chris Berry, Buck Sexton & Eric Stanger will share exclusive data on how the 2016 election impacted talk radio - CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS)

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108 Complaints Received By FCC Over Madonna's F-Bombs Rant At Women's March

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– Among other issues facing newly appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is the growing complaints over Madonna's infamous Women's March rant in Washington, DC last month. Pai revealed in an interview this week that so far the agency has fielded 106 complaints“blowing up the White House.”

According to documents obtained by Morning Consult. The complaints primarily targeted the networks’ failure to implement a delay to censor potential vulgar language when they picked up Madonna’s Jan. 21 speech, which came one day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. “It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the f*** up,” the pop star said. The speech continued on CNN and MSNBC, and almost exactly two minutes later, she added, “to our detractors, that insist that this march will never add up to anything: f*** you. F*** you!” Seventy-four of the complaints mentioned CNN, while 21 complaints targeted MSNBC’s failure to bleep Madonna’s swearing, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Her “I have thought an awful lot of blowing up the White House" also triggered some of the complaints sent to the FCC.

When asked about swearing on TV in an interview with Fox Business last week, Pai said that if the agency is presented with indecency complaints, they are “duty bound to enforce the law, and the law that is on the books today requires that broadcasters keep it clean so to speak.” READ ALL COMPLAINTS HERE

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Chicago Host Dave Fogel Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer; Kicks 101.5 Atlanta Host Cadillac Jack Recovering From Heart Attack

Station Put A Microphone In My House. I'll Be Broadcasting From Home Next Week'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– Longtime Chicago host, Dave Fogel revealed via Facebook that he will undergo prostate. Fogel, who host mornings on CBS' 104.3 K-HITS/WJMK, hopes he'll be able to return to the air soon.

In his Tuesday post, he wrote: "OK, here goes. My boss, (who's also a good friend) encouraged me to tell my "story" on the radio. Tomorrow I will, but I'm starting here first. I really hesitate because I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me and I don't want any special attention. But, I also know that I may be able to help other men if I share. Before Thanksgiving I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I'M GONNA BE FINE! As I told my kids, I'll still walk my daughter down the aisle-someday, and I'll play many many more rounds of golf with my son! I won't be on-the-air Friday, that's when I'm having the surgery. BUT, the radio station put a microphone in my house! I'll be broadcasting from home next week and until I can come back to the studios for work! What guys need to know: get a "PSA test"! It's a simple blood test-that's it. The awareness starts there! Easy! They caught mine early because of one. Early detection is the key."

--Shortly before today's deadline we received word that popular Kicks 101.5 Atlanta morning host Cadillac Jack (R) is resting comfortably after surgery to install three stents to clear a blockage to one side of his heart. “Caddy was swimming yesterday and began to feel dizzy,” his wife Donna reports. “Fortunately my nanny forced him to call 911. It saved his life. The crazy thing is he just had a physical with an EKG that looked fine. The doctors credit his commitment to fitness and the fact that he’s only 43 for him surviving this serious a heart attack.” “The prognosis for Cadillac Jack is good and he should be home to recuperate later this week,” Kicks 101.5 program director Scott Lindy says. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Caddy, Donna and the kids as he gets back on his feet.”

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ON-AIR: Mary Walter To Co-Host WMAL DC's 'Mornings On The Mall' With Brian Wilson

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– Cumulus Media has been named Mary Walter co-host of WMAL/Washington, D.C.’s morning show, “Mornings on the Mall”, joining co-host Brian Wilson. Walter has been a frequent guest host on the station for the past several years and recently concluded an assignment as evening host at WHAS in Louisville, KY.

Previously, Walter was prime fill-in host for several programs on FOX News Radio, and has appeared as a pundit on television’s FOX News Channel. She currently handles occasional guest-hosting stints on Sirius XM’s Patriot Channel. Walter also did two stints as host on New Jersey 101.5/WKXW-FM in Trenton, NJ. As host of “Mary in the Morning” on WCTC-AM in New Brunswick, NJ, she was the first woman to anchor a morning radio show in the state.

Bill Hess, WMAL Program Director and Vice President/NewsTalk, Cumulus Media, said: “Mary’s experience, energy, and familiarity to our audience made her the perfect addition to our team.” Walter said: "I am really excited about joining ‘Mornings on the Mall’. Bill Hess has built WMAL into a powerhouse and this is an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. I am honored to be working alongside Brian Wilson, and to be on the same station as Chris Plante and Larry O'Connor - it's an incredible line-up! My thanks to Bill, Mike McVay, and Jake McCann for their support.” PHOTO/Fox News' Ed Henry, Larry O' Connor & Brian Wilson.

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PROGRAMMING: Blaine Jackson Named PD For Augusta Combo

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced that Blaine Jackson has been named program director for WLUB 105.7 The Bull and WLUB HD2 106.3 The Bull Icons effective immediately. “We are very excited to have Blaine here to represent our two new Augusta brands,” said Ivy Elam, Market President for iHeartMedia Augusta. “We look forward to her delivering quality Country format programming that we know our listeners, partners and advertisers will love.”

Jackson joined iHeartMedia in 2010 as a part time board operator for the cluster of stations in Macon, GA. Shortly after, she became the Program Director of iHeartMedia’s three stations in Newnan, GA where she oversaw the stations’ programming, promotions and branding. Later, Jackson returned to iHeartMedia Macon to serve as the Program Director for WIHB-FM, 96.5 The Bull, the market’s country station.

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STUDY: As It Turns Out, 'Local Info' Isn't What Keeps Women Away From Pureplays

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– In yet another tease to its upcoming 'What Women Want' study, Alan Burns and Associates and Strategic Solutions Research write: Local information – news, weather, traffic, sports, and “what’s going on around here” – is not high on women’s list of top reasons they listen to radio. Many, if not most, radio professionals feel that radio’s local information and local touch are its best defense against encroachment by pureplays like Pandora and Spotify” commented Alan Burns, “and it’s obviously crucial in extreme emergencies. But on the average day, it’s more of a marketing tool to both listeners and advertisers than a defense against online streamers.”

“As a medium, radio’s top defenses are the fact that it’s so easy to use and that you can switch stations instantly depending on your mood,” noted Strategic EVP Hal Rood. “And content-wise, personalities and fun are, for women, more important than local information.” Radio’s top assets versus pureplays, and vice-versa, will be detailed as part of tomorrow (Thursday 2/23)’s second webinar in the release of data from the national survey of 2000 women aged 15-54. “We’re going to have some stunning information about the amount of headphone usage in this webinar” said Burns, “along with what’s happening in connected cars, radio’s competition in morning and at work, and how the actual ratings participants we surveyed differ from other listeners.” You can register for the free 30-minute webinars by clicking here: What Women Want 2017 Webinar or the What Women Want icons at www.burnsradio.com or www.strategicsolutionsresearch.com. You only need to register once for the entire series. Alan Burns and Associates has provided winning strategic and tactical advice to radio broadcasters and other media for over 30 years. Strategic Solutions Research provides strategic research, music testing, interactive focus groups and sales research to radio and TV brands in markets like New York and Los Angeles, as well as in 24 countries. For more information contact: Alan Burns (251) 243-1592 Hal Rood, Strategic Solutions Research (206) 347-2188, ext 7

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KFI Launches 1st Installment Of Online Museum

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– KFI AM 640 LA has Launched the first installment of its 3D, Online Museum. It provides a behind-the-scenes look at The Tim Conway Jr. Show, which broadcasts weeknights from 6 – 10 p.m. Listeners can explore the KFI AM 640 virtual studio with optional virtual reality glasses and solve riddles for a chance to win prizes. KFI and Tim Conway Jr. in 3D is the first installment of The Official KFI Online Museum, which utilizes innovative virtual reality and 3D technology to allow listeners one-of-a-kind VIP access to the KFI AM 640 studios, programming and rich background as both a heritage station and an outlier.

With almost 95 years of broadcasting history in Southern California, KFI AM 640 has evolved into the region's preeminent news and talk station. The station will announce more details about the museum at a later date. “KFI and Tim Conway Jr. in 3D is an interactive scavenger hunt that’s a must see for any true blooded KFI fan,” said Robin Bertolucci, Program Director for KFI AM 640. “What makes it so unique is that listeners can tour the studio in VR glasses and really get to experience The Tim Conway Jr. Show. You can peer over Tim’s shoulder while he works, do a news update with Mark Thompson, cozy right up to Bellio and sit behind the board with Mondo. It’s like being on the show without having to fight L.A. traffic to get there.” TAKE MUSEUM TOUR HERE

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ACCOLADES: Mojo Hits 17-Year Mark At WKQI Detroit

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– Props to our special friend Mojo, morning host of iHeart's Mojo In The Morning on Channel 955 Detroit. He posted on Facebook: "17 years ago today I started on the air at WKQI, 7Detroit. Congratulations Spike, Sara, Chad & Eric on starting something truly special. Thank you to Rachel, Shannon, Slim, Joey & Mike for stepping up each & everyday.

My biggest Thanks goes to my wife Chelsea and sons Joey, Jakob & Luke for allowing me to expose your lives to all our listeners. I know I've sometimes made mistakes exposing too much. I'm so grateful you accepted my apologies and still have trust in me."

Mojo tells Jockline: 'I started 2/21/2000... First guest on the show that day... Backstreet Boys, Jessica Simpson & Sen. John McCain... Original show was Mojo, Spike, Sara, Eric Harthen & Chad Mitchell. "Detroit has been the 3rd Best Decision I've done in my life (Wife & Kids). I love this City and I'm so happy that my kids can call themselves Detroiters!!"

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NETWORKS: A-List Comedy Prep Adds PA Combo; KBHQ Ark.; Bob Barker Guest On Envision's Animal Radio

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– A-List Comedy Prep from AdLarge Media has signed WXSS-FM in Milwaukee, and WKQW-FM, an AC station outside of Pittsburgh. A-List Head Writer and comedian Jimmy Failla has been making the rounds this winter, appearing more than 10 times in January on two of Fox News’ most popular programs, Red Eye and Kennedy. Jimmy is gearing up for his fourth time on Gotham Comedy Live this month on AXS-TV. Here he is pictured with funny lady Sherri Shepherd, who is also scheduled to appear on the comedy special. Stations interested in learning more about the A-List Comedy service may contact Sherman at 646-759-8431 or jessica@adlarge.com.

Envision Networks®’ Animal Radio® welcomes television icon Bob Barker as a guest host on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26. America’s most-listened-to pet talk can currently be heard on 133 radio stations across the country on the Envision Talk Network. Bob Barker may be best remembered for his “Spay and Neuter” messages at the end of The Price is Right, but many also know the 93-year-old TV host as a loud proponent towards the elimination of performing animals, including elephants. “This marks the most-frequent guest host on Animal Radio,” co-host Hal Abrams said. “Bob joins us for the 15th time in as many years. For more information on Animal Radio® contact Amber Wade at 216-831-3761 or amberw@envisionradio.com.

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7David Cassidy Reveals He Has Dementia; MLB Adds Major Change

 

David Cassidy Reveals He Has Dementia

[WATCH] Eric Church Cancels 25K Tickets Bought By Scalpers

WHOAAA: Major League Baseball Announces Major Rule Change

Yiannopoulos To Start New Media Company

Jimmy Kimmel Dishes On Oscars With The Hollywood Reporter

[WATCH] Jimmy Fallon Unveils Latest 'Trump News Network'

Nick Cannon Planning Legal Action Over Tabloid Article

Fox News Orders Harvey Levin Series ‘OBJECTified’ Following Trump Special

[WATCH] Keanu Reeves Up For 'Matrix 4'

[WATCH] Alex Tredbek's Rap Video

Ronda Rousey To Appear In TV Show

Ottawa Bluesfest Announces Lineup

[WATCH] The Rock And 15,000 WWE Fans Leave CM Punk Epic Voicemail

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BLOG: Is Donald Trump Impacting Radio Ratings?

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017 –– Jacobs Media's Fred Jacobs writes in his latest blog that his company has been conducting one-on-one interviews with Millennials, as well as radio news listeners. These disparate groups are telling us the same thing; interest in politics is driving an increased interest and focus on the news, whether they like it or not. He adds that all of this may be changing the media usage equation. And of course, that has an effect – both good and bad – on radio ratings.

A recent analysis in the Columbia Journalism Review by Jed Gottlieb suggests the President’s impact on news and our attention spans is like a “black hole,” sucking the oxygen out of the media room – TV, movies, radio, music, and whatever else is in the way. Gottlieb points out that even big music news stories – the Grammy awards and Beyoncé’s pregnancy – have been overshadowed by incessant Trump coverage.

For News/Talk radio and radio talk shows in general, Jacobs says there’s no problem here. In fact, the only question revolves around how to keep up with the frenzied pace of each day’s events, including weekends. -- For music radio, it a very different challenge. The political maelstrom that’s been roiling for months has only intensified since the inauguration. That leaves stations that specialize in formats like Country, Classic Rock, and Hot AC with an attention-deficit disorder as their audiences are distracted by the politics of today. READ COMPLETE BLOG HERE

(OF NOTE: At this year's 8th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp set for March 9 & 10 at The W Hotel Atlanta/Buckhead - Joshua Wurmlinger along with Chris Berry, Buck Sexton & Eric Stanger will share exclusive data on how the 2016 election impacted talk radio - CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS)

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KMLE Phoenix In Search Of Afternoon Host

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2017 –– CBS RADIO Phoenix’s the New KMLE @ 107.9 is searching for an Afternoon Personality/Music Director. Bryan “B-Dub” Washington currently holds the position, and will be leaving for a programming opportunity in a market to be named at a later time. “We want to thank B-Dub for his hard work and commitment to KMLE over the past year,” said Tim Richards, Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO Phoenix. “We are grateful for his time here and we wish him the best with his new adventure.” “I’m thankful to Tim Richards and Dave Pugh for giving me the opportunity to be part of KMLE and the CBS RADIO Phoenix family,” said Washington. Candidates interested in applying to the KMLE Afternoon Personality/Music Director position can apply on CBSRADIO.com/careers.

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SALES: CMG Atlanta Names Jaleigh Long DOX

Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio has named Jaleigh Long as its new Director of Sales, effective immediately. Long is responsible for all sales efforts for CMG Atlanta’s five-cluster group, which includes News 95.5 AM 750 WSB, B98.5 FM, 97.1 FM The River, KISS 104.1 FM, and Your Georgia Country 106.1/107.1. Long joined CMG Atlanta Radio in 2014 as General Sales Manager (GSM). Previously, she was with South Central Media in Evansville, Ind. for seven years as GSM, and she started her media career in Indianapolis as an Account Executive for Susquehanna Radio.

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Fire Breaks Out At Seacrest's $50 Million Mansion

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017 –– A fire broke out at Ryan Seacrest’s Beverly Hills mansion on Sunday, February 19. He posted on Instragram: “Fire last night at the house - thank God everyone is ok. Thanks again @beverlyhillsfirefighters." He captured an image (inset top right) showing burned furniture and other items scattered outside his home on Monday. Beyond the photo, Seacrest didn't reveal much more, but TMZ reported that an electrical fire ignited on his driveway and jumped to trash cans nearby.

According to US Magazine, Seacrest purchased the home, which has nine bedrooms and sits on more than three acres, from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres after she listed it for $49 million in 2012. 1

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Atlanta Braves Go To Bat For Seacrest Foundation

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017 –– The Braves tweeted this picture of a custom Ryan Seacrest Jersey to announce their partnership with his Ryan Seacrest Foundation. This partnership will support the foundation's work at children's hospitals across the country including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Seacrest, an Atlanta native, will lend his voice to the Braves' "Welcome Home" broadcast campaign as they start their first season at SunTrust Park reports CBS 46 TV.

"My entire family is delighted that we were able to create this meaningful partnership with the Atlanta Braves," said RSF Executive Director Meredith Seacrest, adding that the foundation is grateful for the partnership. Braves players will visit kids at the hospital, including the Seacrest Studios there, which lets kids explore radio, television and new media careers. "Like the Braves, Ryan Seacrest has Atlanta roots which is what makes this such a natural partnership," said Derek Schiller, president, business for the Atlanta Braves. "All of Atlanta is proud of Ryan's success, and we are excited to support the meaningful work The Ryan Seacrest Foundation does here in our city, as well as nationwide."

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Comedian/Talk Host Joe Piscopo Mulls Run For New Jersey Governor - No Joke!

I've Never Been More Serious About Anything In My Life

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017 –– 970 The Answer New York's Joe Piscopo is considering a run for New Jersey Governor reports The New York Times. "I'm very serious about it. I've never been more serious about anything in my life," Piscopo said. Mr. Piscopo pointed to Mr. Trump’s victory as upending the notion of a candidate needing political experience. It was on the Trump campaign trail that Mr. Piscopo started to seriously consider running, saying he received encouragement from Reince Priebus, then chairman of the Republican Party and now Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, and from the former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Piscopo says Donald Trump's win shows that someone with no political experience has a chance, he told The Times. “Joe Piscopo obviously goes into this with a whole lot of name recognition,” said Ashley Koning, the director at the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers. “Whether that turns into actual approval and support among New Jersey residents and New Jersey voters, that’s another story, but I think there’s a lot of ground that every candidate has to cover.” READ STORY HERE

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STUDY: Most At Work Listening Goes To Radio

JUST OVER HALF OF AT WORK LISTENING GOES TO RADIO THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017 – Just over half of at-work listening to radio is just one of the statistics that will be released this Thursday and the next batch of data from the Alan Burns and Associates/Strategic Solutions Research national study of 2000 women. Alan Burns noted that three out of four women (74%) who work full-time listen to music while they work. “40% of them listen to over the air radio, and another 14% listen to the online stream of an AM/FM radio station.

Pureplay music streamers now account for 21% of women’s at work music choice.” Counting YouTube, 85% of all women now listen to a pureplay at some point during the typical week, according to the study. “Custom music streamers online have become ubiquitous,” said Strategic EVP Hal Rood, “but radio has some terrific strengths versus pureplays that we will detail on Thursday.” REGISTERE HERE

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BLOG: Why Isn't Podcasting Bigger Asks Steve Goldstein?

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017 –– Amplifi Media's Steve Goldstein answers in his latest blog: it is becoming bigger. But the lens needs to be adjusted properly to see the growth. Music and spoken word are generally presented together as “audio.” Podcasting, is a subset of spoken word. So, let’s separate.

As one might guess, Americans spend more time listening to music than spoken audio. Music can be consumed in the background, while speech usually requires the ability to ‘lean-forward’ and listen with intent. For the overwhelming majority of people, the available time for the involved listening that speech (Talk shows, podcasts, sports, newscasts, etc.) requires is significantly less than what is available for music.

Podcasting has quickly taken 10% of the speech-audio market. Importantly, that number rises sharply when focusing on millennial and teen listeners. AMONG 13-34 YEAR-OLDS, FULLY 29% OF SPEECH GOES TO PODCASTING Broadcast radio, with its hundred-year head start, is the biggest player in the space --- talk radio, news, and sports stations - and satellite radio is a factor. But podcasting is rapidly transforming the spoken word space from its historical form as a river of content that listeners dip their cups into as it flows along, to an on-demand medium that provides the exact content they are seeking at the time they wish to listen. READ COMPLETE BLOG HERE

(OF NOTE: At this year's 8th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp set for March 9 & 10 at The W Hotel Atlanta/Buckhead - Steve Goldstein presents '7 Reasons You Can't Wait To Get Into Podcasting - CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS)

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Opie Hughes Says His Job At SiriusXM Could Be In Jeopardy After Breaching Stern's Sealed Off Wing

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017 ––Gregg 'Opie' Hughes said his job as an on-air personality could be in jeopardy after he breached the King of All Media's sealed-off wing of the New York City building. According to The Daily Mail, Hughes said his fate with SiriusXM could be in the hands of his longtime rival, Howard Stern after he convinced a cleaning lady to grant him access to Stern's sealed-off quarters at the company's New York City headquarters.

Hughes who live-streamed on YouTube told the cleaning lady that he had forgotten something inside the area, to which she granted him access to Stern's facility. In a Facebook post, Hughes said "‘I feel horrible about the cleaning lady and it wasn't right to get her involved,' noting that SiriusXM officials told him that 'her job was never in jeopardy. Security quickly caught wind of the breach and asked Hughes and comedian Sherrod Small to leave. Hughes said he was 'yelled at for 45 straight minutes' by SiriusXM’s president & chief content officer Scott Greenstein in the wake of the security breach. SEE MORE HERE

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7Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite In Studio; Jolie Eats Bugs

 

Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr Reunite

[WATCH] Seth Myers Sets One Condition For Donald Trump To Appear On His Show

Daniel Craig Becomes Second Longest Bond Star In 007

[WATCH] Wilmer Valderrama Wins HUGE On Celebrity 'Price Is Right'

[WATCHJ] David Cassidy Slurs Words, Fall Off Stage During California Event

CHECK OUT Nirvana’s Top 20 Most Played Songs On Day Of Cobain’s 50th birthday

Dick Clark Productions Sale to Dalian Wanda Falls Apart

Fox News Channel's Brenda Buttner Passes Away

*NSYNC To Reunite At Walk Of Fame Event

[WATCH] Angelina Jolie Eats Bugs - No, Really

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STUDY: Radio’s Numbers Lower In Connected Cars, But Still Dominant Choice Of Women

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017 –– In our continued peek at Alan Burns and Associates/Strategic Solutions Research study of 2000 women, the latest news shows that AM/FM radio is still the dominant audio choice in those connected cars. “Most women now know they can connect to the Internet through their phone or the built-in dashboard entertainment system,” said Strategic EVP Hal Rood. “Yet those women continue to listen to radio most. 71% of them listen to radio most in their car. The components of that are 65% to the over the air signal of a local AM/FM station, 4% to the online stream a local station, and 2% to the stream of a station in another city. By comparison, only 14% choose to listen to a pure play streamer most, and 6% to satellite radio.” In comparison, the numbers from “What Women Want – 2017” show that among women who can’t or don’t know they can connect to the Internet in their cars, the “listen most” sources are 81% to AM/FM radio over the air, and 2% to radio streams.

“Radio’s numbers are lower in connected cars, but not to the degree I think most people expected,” said Burns founder Alan Burns. “In aggregate, that’s a loss of only about 15% for radio in the connected car. That’s significant, but certainly not a disaster.” The Burns/Strategic study results are being released in a series of four free webinars. The next, on Thursday, February 23 at 2pm EST/11am PST - REGISTER HERE

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People Spend More Time Listening To Stations That Engage Them Through Social Says NuVoodoo

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017 –– Last week’s North American Broadcasters Association Symposium, held at NAB headquarters in Washington, showed off coming enhancements in digital technology and connected cars, which will allow instantaneous feedback from listeners while they’re driving. These possibilities come about as connected cars learn to communicate with: • Other cars (for accident avoidance). • Manufacturers for service and performance updates. • Service providers (Filld, for example, a service that brings gas to your vehicle; Bentley is offering this service to people who buy their vehicles as an option, where the service is available.).

7NuVoodoo's Carolyn Gilbert & Leigh Jacobs (L) participated in a panel about building radio audiences in a world that includes new media choices for listeners. An interesting perspective on Social Media was provided by Lux (above), the morning host on Emmis’ KNOU (Now 96.3) in St. Louis. As a Millennial who’s spent her career with the Emmis cluster in St. Louis, Lux has deep experience in station promotions, but is relatively new to on-air work. For her, Social Media allows an extension of her show, from live streaming after her show and at station events and appearances, to using different Social Media platforms to tell stories surrounding her show. She knows instinctively what NuVoodoo Research data shows: People spend more time listening to stations that engage with them in Social Media.

Here’s a large market morning host who got her job because she understands listeners, having seen them up close and in person at station appearances. Organically, she differentiates between the push of legacy media and the increasing preference of today’s consumers to pull what they want at their convenience. Frankly, they’re better qualifications for being on the radio than the old days when being able to slip cue a record and back-time to the news was required - Leigh Jacobs.

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[WATCH] American Idol Clears Hurdle For Return

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017 –– Seems like ever since Fox TV's American Idol left tube and ended one of radio's most beloved and engaged series, it's been followed by a steady stream of rumors hinting at its possible return. The Hollywood Reporter reports 'It isn't definitely coming back to television, but the producers of the singing competition show have overcome a major hurdle for its return. On Thursday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge Stuart Bernstein blessed an amended agreement between 19 Entertainment and Fremantle Media Limited. According to court papers, the agreement "memorializes the parties’ intention to re-launch American Idol on American television by seeking a new license agreement with a broadcaster, network or other platform subject to various terms and conditions."

Although the parties have come together on reviving American Idol, there's still massive litigation pending. Should NBC in fact revive series, it will be interesting to see how it manages alongside its other competition blockbuster, 'The Voice.'

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Metallica To Perform For The Loop Chicago's 40th

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017 –– We’ve waited 40 years for this party! announced Cumulus' legendary WLUP, The Loop Chicago. Adding to the occasion they've booked "the biggest rock band in the world! Metallica" They'll be taking over Soldier Field on June 18th, which marks its 40th anniversary. It was just two years later on July 12, 1979 that the heralded 'Disco Demolition took place at Comiskey Park.

It will also include a performance of “Master of Puppets” Watch Tim Virgin’s interview with Kirk Hammett! and more Loop interviews with Metallica HERE

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SYNDICATION: iHeart Y100.1 Fort Myers’ Adds Lulu & Lala For Nights

Will Continue Their Afternoon Show On 103.5 'KTU New York

February 16, 2017 – iHeartMedia Fort Myers announced that popular twins Lulu and Lala have joined Y100.1 as nighttime hosts effective immediately. Lulu and Lala will broadcast weekdays from 7 p.m. to midnight. Marissa and Marianela Gonzalez, better known as “Lulu & Lala,” began to captivate the Latin market in 2007 as part of The Luis Jimenez Morning Show on Univision’s X96.3 in New York. Six years later, these Cuban-Salvadorian sisters carried their loyal Latin following over to mainstream as co-hosts of Ty Loves NY on 92.3 NOW.

The sisters will also continue to host their afternoon show in New York on 103.5 KTU. In addition, throughout their tenure the girls have been regular correspondents for the entertainment news show "El Gordo y la Flaca,” Univision's highest rated national TV show. They have also been correspondents for many events including Premios Juventud, Premio Lo Nuestro, the Latin Grammys and the multiple auditions for Nuestra Belleza Latina in New York.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Kevin Mussleman Rises To VP/GM Adams Radio Ft. Wayne

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017 –– Adams Radio Group has named Kevin Musselman VP & GM for it Fort Wayne, Indiana cluster. Kevin has been with Adams in Fort Wayne since it entered the market via acquisition of Oasis Ra dio and Summit Media Fort Wayne serving as Director of Sales. Adams owns and operated WBTU, WJFX, WXKE, WWFW, WGL AM, WLYV AM and Metro stations B96, The Patriot 103.3 and Kool Oldies 104.3.

From 2007 to 2012 Kevin served in GSM and GM roles for Federated Media. Kevin has called Indiana home for the past 27 years. When asked to comment on Kevin, Ron Stone, President and CEO of Adams Radio Group, said “Kevin is a perfect fit for the GM role. He has been with Adams from the day we acquired the market a nd has built an amazing sales organization. It’s a big job overseeing 9 frequencies in one market, and I am confident Kevin is the leader we need. Kevin is a team player with strong sales skills and creates amazing partnerships both internal and external.

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Eric Benet, Joe, Leela James & Yuna To Perform At WDAS Philly 'Women Of Excellence Luncheon'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017–– 105.3 WDAS FM Philly announced that recording artists Eric Benet, Joe, Leela James and Yuna (shown) will perform live at the third annual WDAS Women of Excellence Luncheon, a celebration of local women and their achievements in the community. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel.

The Women of Excellence Luncheon will honor Trailblazing Woman of Excellence Susan L. Taylor, Editor in Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine, and Founder and CEO of the National Cares Mentoring Movement. 105.3 WDAS FM’s on-air personalities Patty Jackson, Frankie Darcell, Mimi Brown and Loraine Ballard Morrill will host the event. In addition, 105.3 WDAS FM will honor four remarkable women nominated by 105.3 WDAS listeners, one of which will receive the Mary J. Blige Award for Perseverance and Courage.

 

The Loop’s 40th Anniversary Show with Metallica February 13th, 2017 | Web Team Win Tickets Scroll down below for your chance to win! We’ve waited 40 years for this party! It’s The Loop’s 40th Anniversary Show, and we’ve got the ultimate birthday present…the biggest rock band in the world! Metallica is taking over Soldier Field on June 18th with Avenged Sevenfold to help us ring in 40! Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17th @ 10 a.m. but we’ve got an early presale for Loopers!

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CONDOLENCES: Former WTAX Springfield Host 'One-Eyed Jack' Passes Away

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2017 –– Former WTAX /Springfield, IL host Donald “One-Eyed Jack” Jackson passed away Friday evening following a brief illness at St. John’s Hospital. He was known throughout Central Illinois as a boisterous, outspoken radio talk host and the owner and operator of The Dr. of BBQ.

“Jack” as he was known by his friends and family, began his radio career in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1972, and began his Springfield radio career in 1976. His most recent radio position was Morning Show Host at WTAX from 2002 until 2003. Jack then was owner of the Dr. of BBQ restaurant until November of last year.

 

7Ted Nugent Mulls U.S. Senate Run; Angelina Opens Up About Pitt Split

 

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Split From Brad Pitt

George Michael's Family Allowed Grammys Tribute Only Because Adele Was To Perform

[WATCH] Jimmy Fallon Launches 'This Week In Words;' Trump Unhinged'

[WATCH] Don't Expect To See Rosie O'Donnell As Steve Bannon On SNL Anytime Soon

Ted Nugent Mulls U.S. Senate Run In 2018

Stephen Colbert To Host Live Edition Of 'Late Show' After Trump's Address To Congress

Justin Timberlake Considers Hosting Oscars One Day

Mariah Carey Confirms New Boyfriend

Twitter Loses Its Mind Following 'Britney Ever After' Film

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New FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, Advocates Activation Of FM Radio Receiver Built Into Your Smart Phone

THE MOUTH FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017–– During yesterday's Future of Radio and Audio Symposium in Washington D.C., newly appointed FCC chairman Ajit Pai encouraged the activation of FM radio receivers built into nearly every smartphone, as part of his opening remarks. According to macrumors.com, many smartphones sold today, including iPhones, have an FM receiver built into the LTE modem that would allow people to listen to FM radio over the air; however, many carriers and phone makers have not enabled the functionality, forcing users to use an app to stream FM radio over Wi-Fi or cellular data (see All Research Graphic).

Pai cited a NAB study that found only 44% of the top-selling smartphones in the United States had activated FM receivers as of last year. The vast majority - 94% of the non-activated smartphones are iPhones, according to the study. "We could be doing a lot better," said Pai. "It seems odd that every day we hear about a new smartphone app that lets you do something innovative, yet these modern-day mobile miracles don’t enable a key function offered by a 1982 Sony Walkman --You could make a case for activating chips on public safety grounds alone," added Pai. Pai said that while he will keep speaking out about the benefits of activating FM receivers in smartphones, he is a believer in free markets and the rule of law, and he thereby cannot support a government mandate requiring activation of these chips, nor does he believe the FCC has the power to issue said mandate. Of note, Apple will unveil the future of iOS, macOS, and more on June 5th - see Popline below for link - READ TEXT OF FULL SPEECH HERE

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ON-AIR: 'Uncle Joe' Benson Inks Multi-Year Extension With Entercom's 100.3 The Sound L.A.

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 –– Entercom Los Angeles’ 100.3 The Sound KSWD-FM announced a contract extension for classic rock DJ “Uncle Joe” Benson in a new multi-year agreement. Benson will continue to host on-air weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including his popular “10 at 10” feature which airs at 10 a.m. daily and spotlights 10 great songs from 1 great year. Benson will also continue to host“Uncle Joe’s Garage,” a popular video podcast of his many celebrity interviews, and his syndicated “Off The Record” program.

“Joe is the best known and most loved classic rock DJ in Los Angeles,” said Dave Beasing, program director, 100.3 The Sound. “The reason is simple. He’s literally written the book on classic rock, and he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.”“Signing on for several more years doing what I love is the best,” said Joe Benson. Benson began his career in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1968. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to join KLOS-FM and is remembered for his successful run as the morning DJ on KCBS-FM during that signal’s “Arrow 93” era. Benson joined The Sound in February of 2013, where he has been joined by Los Angeles’ iconic classic rock DJs Rita Wilde and Cynthia Fox.

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Danni Starr Returning To The Air In DC; WMMR'S Kathy Romano Adds 'Her Story' To 95.7 Ben FM Philly

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 –– Danni Starr is returning to the air in DC as the new co-host of The Fam in The Morning. She'll co-host with QuickSilva starting February 21. Jeff Wilson, Senior Regional Vice President and General Manager, Radio One DC said, “Danni is the full package. She’s amazingly smart, well versed in music and community activism. Danni is authentic and transparent about her struggles and victories. That kind of energy and wit will serve our listeners well on-air, in social media and on the street." Starr formerly co-hosted with DC's The Kane Show on HOT 995.

--BEN FM announced that Philadelphia radio veteran, Kathy Romano, has joined the radio station to host a new Sunday morning show called “Her Story” (Sundays at 7:30am). Romano will continue her role on BEN-FM’s sister station 93.3 WMMR as co-host of the Preston & Steve® Show. Her first show on BEN FM is Sunday, February 19 at 7:30am. "I’m thrilled to be the host of ‘Her Story’ on 95.7 BEN FM! This is giving me the opportunity for some girl talk that just doesn’t make sense on WMMR's Preston & Steve® Show!” said Kathy Romano. Romano joined the Preston & Steve® Show at Y100 in 2003. The show moved to WMMR in 2005, and they will celebrate their 12th anniversary at the station this year.

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Tom Ackerman & Michael Calhoun Expand Roles At KMOX St. Louis

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017– – CBS RADIO St. Louis’ KMOX 1120 has signed morning show host and Sports Director, Tom Ackerman (L), and morning show host and News Reporter, Michael Calhoun (R), to multi-year contract extensions with expanded roles at the station. Tom and Michael can be heard weekdays from 5:00 to 8:30 AM on KMOX 1120

KMOX Program Director, Steve Moore, said, “Tom and Michael are talented personalities who play integral roles at the station. Tom was born and raised in St. Louis so reporting the news and sports in the city he loves is a natural progression for him. Michael is an award winning field reporter who brings a unique voice to KMOX that instantly connects with listeners.” Ackerman, who has served as Sports Director since 2009, will expand his role to serve as co-host of Total Information AM, the station’s daily morning show, alongside Debbie Monterrey and Michael Calhoun. Calhoun, who debuted on KMOX in 2006 as a part-time reporter, will continue co-anchoring Total Information AM, and add field and spot news reporting to his responsibilities.

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STUDY: Yes, Women Like Radio, But..

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 –– Data just released from Alan Burns and Associates and Strategic Solutions Research in “What Women Want – 2017” indicates that radio is extremely healthy with female consumers, but has two areas that need shoring up. “Just over half (53%) of all women agreed that they could foresee a day when they might not need radio for music, and almost six in ten (58%) agreed that ‘radio is kind of old’,” said SSR'S Hal Rood. “Technologically, radio is feeling dated in the context of all the digital choices out there, and needs to work on that.” The other concern is some weakness with the youngest consumers.

According to the study, nearly half (48%) of all women who don’t listen to radio are ages 15 to 24, and almost 1 in 4 (23%) of the teens who do listen gave “I can’t get the internet in the car” as one of the top three reasons they still listen. “There are definite bright spots for radio with 15-24s, though,” noted Burns. “The vast majority (90%) like radio, radio has higher ‘love’ scores than Pandora, Apple, or Spotify, and more than eight out of ten 15-24s (82%) look forward to listening and would be disappointed if they couldn’t.” The Burns/Strategic study results are being released in a series of four free webinars. The next, on Thursday, February 23 at 2pm EST/11am PST. You can register for the free 30-minute webinars by clicking HERE

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PODCAST: Jordan Harbinger Host 'The Forbes List'

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 –– The Forbes on PodcastOne network premieres The Forbes List this week, featuring an in-depth look at the world’s top billionaires. The show is hosted by Jordan Harbinger, who dives into the stories behind Forbes’ most famous lists, including the Forbes 400 list featuring the wealthiest Americans, as well as lists covering celebrities, music, sports, entrepreneurs, companies and the world’s most powerful people. The show is available now on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and iTunes.

New episodes of The Forbes List air every Thursday. Harbinger, who is also host of the fan favorite Art of Charm podcast, celebrated 10 years in podcasting last month. He brings experience in the medium, and is creating an additional place for his loyal fans to connect with him every week. To listen to the show, visit http://www.podcastone.com/the-forbes-list or http://apple.co/2lH05Mo. For more information, please visit www.PodcastOne.com. To advertise, please contact PodcastOne at info@podcastone.com.

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Radio Mercury Awards Announces Final Round Judging Panel

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 –– The Radio Mercury Awards announced the final round judging panel for the 26th Annual Radio Mercury Awards today. The jury, drawn together with the help of Chief Judge Mark Gross, includes Wade Alger, executive creative director, TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York Chris Beresford-Hill, executive creative director, executive vice president, BBDO NY – Sean Bryan, co-chief creative officer, McCann NY - Bill Cimino, executive vice president, chief creative officer, McCann Detroit – Gustavo Lauria, co-founder and chief creative officer, We Believers - Paula Maki, managing creative director, mono San Francisco - Jorge Murillo, vice president/ executive creative director, Alma DDB and Andres Ordonez, chief creative officer, Energy BBDO

The Radio Mercury Awards will announce the total number of awards to be given out when the 2017 Finalists are announced in early May. Winners will be announced at the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards event on June 1 at Stage 48 in New York. For more information regarding entry guidelines, category descriptions, entry fees, and deadlines please log onto www.radiomercuryawards.com.

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Women's Alliance Group Announces 2017 Board

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017 –– The Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation (AWM/F) announced its 2017 National Boards of Directors. Sarah Foss, Chief Product Officer, Advertising Management Systems, Imagine Communications, NY, N.Y., will serve as Chairperson for both organizations.

The following individuals will serve as Directors at Large of AWM: Karla Ballard Williams, Founder, YING, Los Angeles, Calif.; Christina Barlowe, Principal Adviser / Media and Entertainment, Next Media Partners, NY, N.Y.; Heather Cohen, Executive Vice President, The Weiss Agency, NY, N.Y.; Kelly DeLace Perdomo, Vice President, Content, Sports, Entertainment, and Partnership Marketing, SiriusXM, NY, N.Y.; Susie Hedrick, VP, Radio Sales, Wide Orbit, Inc., San Francisco, Calif.; Jinny Laderer, President, vCreative, Babson Park, Fla.; Meg LaVigne, President of Television, Litton Entertainment, Charleston, S.C.; Laura Martinez, Senior Director, Affiliate Sales, Cumulus/Westwood One, Washington, D.C.; Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation, NY, N.Y.; Gayle Trotter, President, American Women’s Alliance, Washington, D.C.; and Alison Rudnick, Vice President, Communications, HLN, NY, N.Y.

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7Regis Says He And Ripa Haven't Spoken Since He Left Show

 

[WATCH] Matt Lauer Opens Up About Megyn Kelly

[WATCH] Regis Philbin Says He And Kelly Ripa Haven't Spoken Since He Left The Show

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Ellen For Mocking Realtor 'Titi Pierce's' Name

PERFECT: 'American Horror Story' Takes On The 2016 Election Next Season

Grammy Producer Apologizes For Metallica Glitch

‘Nashville’ Stars to Launch Second International Tour for Summer 2017

David Bowie Doc Coming To HBO

Piers Morgan Threatens To Take Son Out Of Will After Siding With JK Rowling In Twitter Tiff

‘Chelsea’ Moves to Weekly Format for Season 2 on Netflix

Apple To Unveil The Future Of iOS, macOS, And More On June 5th

[WATCH] Amy Poehler & Will Ferrell In 'The House'

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STUDY: 17.8% Of GM Posts Held By Women; 10.7% In Programming

2016 Percent Of Women Programmers The Same As Ten Years Ago

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 ––According to the latest MIW Gender Analysis Study released by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW’s) out of 11,229 AM and FM radio stations - accounted for by PrecisionTrak as of December 31, 2016 - 1,944 or 17.8% have women holding the General Manager position in 2016. This is a half-point increase from 2015, which was 17.3% and continues to show growth from 2004, twelve years ago, when the percentage was only 14.9%. In the top 100 radio markets, the number of female GM’s is almost the same as the national average when evaluating all markets. In 2016, women managed 17.7% of stations in these markets, which compares to 16.3% in 2015.

Overall, sales management continues to provide the best management opportunities for women. In 2016, 31.5% of all stations had a women sales manager, which is up one full percentage point from the prior year.

The greatest challenge for women in radio management continues to be found in the programming department. Women currently program only 10.7% of all stations in the country, which compares to the same number ten years ago. The news is better in the top 100 markets where women programmers now represent 12.2%, which is basically flat from last year.

The MIW’s have been analyzing and publishing these gender numbers for the past seventeen years. “It is so important that we track women in broadcast leadership roles,” says MIW Group spokeswoman Kay Olin. “Not only does it keep us focused on our MIW mission, it keeps us focused on supporting and growing a leadership path for female professionals that have chosen a career in radio broadcasting.”

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Nominations Announced For '52nd ACM Awards'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 –– Keith Urban Leads with Seven Nominations; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris Each Receive Six Nominations; Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw Each Receive Five Nominations; Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton Each Receive Three Nominations AS Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. The ACM Awards® are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ten-time ACM Award winners and multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum announced the nominees in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees on ETonline.com. SEE COMPLETE LIST HERE

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FRED JACOBS: 'Don't Stop Doing What Got You To The Dance'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 –– In his latest blog titled 'Playboy, Nudity, Mea Culpas, And Radio,' consultant/researcher Fred Jacobs notes a lesson to be learned for radio from Playboy magazine's latest return to its former brand. "You might not even know that Playboy did away with nudity less than a year ago," writes Jacobs. "This policy was put in place by a former Playboy CEO. Needless to say, it has not gone well.'

Jacobs explains this is what Playboy was famous for -- "And that’s the first object lesson of this experience. When you stray from the core elements that define your brand essence, you lose the basic reason why consumers appreciated you in the first place. You’re messing with the formula that drives loyalty and repeat business." Coca-Cola is another storied brand that messed with a good thing. It tasted just fine to the billions around the globe that loved it. But when they had some down sales months, that didn’t stop them from veering away from their core formula to create “New Coke,” a disastrous product that lasted less than three months.

"Obviously, they figured it out much faster than Playboy, adds Jacobs. And so it goes with radio. Well-built brands create concrete and well-defined expectations. Programmers know (or eventually learn) why their listeners “hire” their radio stations in the first place. Understanding your role – your “job” – as a radio station goes to the core of everything you do. Even as improvements or changes are made, it is paramount to never drift away from that brand essence. You can adapt, morph, and modernize a brand, but mess with its core values, and you’re courting trouble. As Arthur Jensen, the angry TV executive in “Network” intoned, “You have meddled with the primal forces of nature.” Jacobs concludes, 'The moral of this story is an obvious one – don’t stop doing what got you to the dance. Just keep making the dance a better user experience. READ BLOG HERE

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NETWORKS: WWO And Cumulus To Serve As Official Radio Partners For 52nd ACM Awards

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 – Ten-time ACM Award winners Lady Antebellum announced on “CBS This Morning” the nominees for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, which takes place on Sunday, April 2. Westwood One and Cumulus Media are the official national radio partners for the ACM Awards and have a comprehensive array of special programming and exclusive content to celebrate Country Music’s Party of the Year®!

Westwood One will welcome more than 25 of the top Country stations in America to its Westwood One Backstage at the ACMS, which takes place during rehearsals and event night for the 52nd ACM Awards™ at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Special events include: · Three-hour ACM Nomination Special, hosted by Thomas Rhett, airing Saturday, March 25th from 9 pm to Midnight as part of NASH Nights Live – and also available as a download to air Saturday, 3/25 or Sunday, 3/26 from 6 am to Midnight. · ACM Radio Row: Friday, 3/31 12 noon – 4 pm PT and Saturday, 4/1 from 10 am - 4 pm PT. Valory Recording artist Delta Rae will kick off the ACM weekend backstage festivities with a private performance. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bryan Switzer at bswitzer@westwoodone.com

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Compass Media To Rep Miles Ahead Broadcasting, MannGroup And Coast To Coast Networks

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARYU 16TH, 2017 –– In tandem with the sixth anniversary of the nationally syndicated Café Mocha radio show, Miles Ahead Broadcasting announced today a new advertising sales agreement with Compass Media Networks to handle ad sales for the #1 weekend show targeted to ‘women of color’. Affectionately known as ‘radio from a woman’s perspective’, Café Mocha joins a prestigious group of Compass broadcast properties that include PopCrush with Lisa Paige, Big D & Bubba and Sunday Night Slow Jams to name a few. Paul Gregrey, President of Advertising Sales for Compass Media Networks said, “We are delighted to work with Sheila and her team. This program will bring added diversity to our network offering in 2017.”

-- Southern California based national radio syndicator, MannGroup Radio, has selected Compass Media Networks for national advertising sales representation. MG represents Paige Nienaber/CPR Promotional Consulting, GrooveWorx imaging and libraries among many successful programs and services on their roster. Said Ed Mann, CEO of MannGroup, “What a fantastic relationship to start our 20th year! The folks at Compass Media are top notch, experienced and ohhhh so savvy. Their long experience and legendary work ethic in national ad sales looks to translate to big time revenue jumps for us in the years ahead. What a team!”

-- Coast to Coast Radio Networks, producer of music libraries and short-form features, has selected Compass Media Networks for national advertising sales representation. Said Joel Adler, CEO of Coast to Coast “We are thrilled to be working with the Compass family. In today’s competitive audio environment, Compass’ professionalism and excellent service truly stands out among their competitors. We are in the best hands.” For more information. Adam Wilbur / Vice President, Affiliate Sales awilbur@compassmedianetworks.com Compass Media Networks office: 310-242-8742 CompassMedia

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SPORTS: Cumulus' WMAL/Wash. DC To Carry Redskins Broadcasts

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 –– The Washington Redskins announced that Cumulus Media's WMAL will carry Redskins Radio Network broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. metro area on game days, beginning with the 2017 NFL season. The distribution on WMAL’s 105.9 FM and 630 AM will supplement the team’s flagship home on ESPN980 AM (WTEM), 92.7 FM (WWXT) and 94.3 FM (WWXX) in the market, as well the broadcast’s availability on the official Redskins mobile app.

The broadcasts represent a homecoming of sorts, as the Redskins will return to the same WMAL airwaves on which the team’s broadcasts aired as early as 1942. In addition to carrying game broadcasts, WMAL will carry an hour of the Redskins Radio Network pregame show as well as an hour of Redskins Radio Network postgame programming.

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New Breakfast Team At The Hits Auckland, New Zealand

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 –– Sarah Gandy, Sam Wallace and Toni Street took over the Auckland airwaves with their new breakfast show on Monday, February 13TH, World Radio Day. Sarah, Sam and Toni’s show has a strong Auckland focus, opening up a host of opportunities for local advertisers, everything from yoga at Takapuna Beach to exploring Waiheke Island.

Are Andy And Louise Leaving Signal 1 In Stoke, England? - Signal 1 breakfast presenters Andy Cook and Louise Stones announced on air that they’ve been told by management they’re finishing on the show. Louise has been on the Stoke-on-Trent based station’s breakfast show for the last 16 years, and was joined by Andy three years ago. The pair say they’ll be finishing on Friday 24th February. Read more and listen to what they said, HERE

Liam Coburn Moves To Breakfast At Dublin’s Q102 - All change on Q102 mornings in Dublin Ireland as Liam Coburn moves to breakfast and TV3’s Martin King joins for mid-mornings. Liam has been with the News Corp station since 2004, hosting a number of shows across the schedule, but now makes a move to breakfast following the departure of Dave Harrington. Dave is off to Tipp FM to become Programme Director.

REACH GRAHAM at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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Stuart McLean, Beloved Host Of CBC Radio's 'Vinyl Cafe,' Passes Away At 68

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2017 –– Stuart McLean, host of the popular CBC Radio program `The Vinyl Cafe,'' has died. He was 68. CBC reported that celebrated storyteller, who had been diagnosed with skin cancer, died Wednesday in Toronto. McLean had posted an online message in December writing that he expected to return to work. "I don't want you to worry about me. A year ago I told you that I expected this to be just a bump in the road, not the end of the road. I still believe that to be true. I hope we will meet up again — on the radio or in theatres," McLean wrote.

The CBC said a public tribute would be announced at a later date. McLean is survived by his three sons Christopher, Robert and Andrew, and grandchildren Ramona and Oscar.

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7Mariah Carey To Make First Live Appearance Since NYE

 

And What Did Ryan Seacrest Say About Nick Cannon Leaving 'America's Got Talent? Hmmmmm

Kesha Releases Damning Emails In Dr. Luke Lawsuit

Carlos Santana Walks Back Beyonce 'Not A Singer' Comment

Harry Potter Actress Scarlett Byrne To Bare All For Playboy

Harrison Ford In Incident With Passenger Plane at California Airport

[WATCH] Mariah Sings Again On TV

CBS 'This Close' To Renewing 'Big Bang Theory'

[WATCH] Mika Brzezinski Bans Kellyanne Conway From 'Morning Joe'

[WATCH] Ashton Kutcher Blows John McCain A Kiss During Senate Hearing

Kid Rock Being Eyed As Potential Senate Candidate

A Dog Named After Adele Song Takes Top Honors At Westminster Show

 

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Woman Suing Govt. & Howard Stern Over 'Live Broadcast' Of Conversation With IRS Agent

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 –– A woman is suing the IRS & Howard Stern after an agent calling into the show inadvertently let Stern's listeners overhear their conversation while he was on hold. According to courthousenews.com, Judith Barrigas of Sandwich, Massachusetts, filed the federal complaint Monday in Boston, nearly two years after the incident on May 19, 2015, when she called the IRS to discuss a private tax matter. During her call with agent Jimmy Forsyth, Barrigas allegedly began receiving numerous text messages from unknown people because her call was being broadcast live on “The Howard Stern Show.” In addition to her phone number, which Stern fans promptly began dialing up, Barrigas says other personal information she shared during the course of the call included her tax-return and refund issues, and the details of a repayment plan for certain tax liabilities.

The agent was on hold with Stern when he took the Barrigas call on another line. Barrigas says hundreds of thousands of people have heard her call already thanks to Stern, and that she received hundreds of phone calls about it in the days afterward, “leaving Mrs, Barrigas in a frantic, high anxiety state.” Following a call to a consumer helpline on TV outlet WCVB-, the IRS begin an investigation into the matter and placed Agent Forsythe on administrative leave,” the complaint states. Barrigas seeks punitive damages, alleging invasion of privacy, emotional distress and other claims. READ FULL COMPLAINT HERE

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STUDY: Radio's Relationship With 15-24 Yr. Old Women Is Complicated

63% Foresee A Day When They Won't Need To Listen to Radio For Music; Up From 44% Five Years Ago

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 –– Radio has a complicated relationship with teens and 15-24 year-olds now, according to data to be released tomorrow in Alan Burns and Associates/Strategic Research Solutions’ much anticipated survey of 2000 women between 15 and 54. “Teens still like radio….90% of them say they at least like their favorite radio station, and nearly half (48%) love it” noted Burns founder Alan Burns. “But they are a bit less likely to feel deeply understood by radio. And as tech-savvy as they are, 63% of them can now foresee a day when they will won’t need to listen to radio for music – and that’s up strongly from 44% five years ago.

“Teens are also the generation that most strongly dislike commercials,” added Burns EVP Jeff Johnson, “and that’s one of the reasons in our study we find fewer teens listening to radio.” The study found that 12% of teens do not listen to radio, compared to 6% of the total sample. Results are being released in a series of four webinars, with the first scheduled for this tomorrow, Thursday (Feb. 16) at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. You can register for the free 30-minute webinars by clicking HERE PHOTO/Alphaspirit 1

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Ryan Seacrest To Host 2017 iHR Music Awards

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 –– The fan-fueled fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, March 5, will feature live performances and first-time duets and collaborations by today’s biggest artists, including Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean, who join already announced performer Bruno Mars. The event will air live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the historic Forum in Los Angeles and will broadcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide

“The biggest artists in music show up each year,” said Ryan Seacrest. “iHeartRadio reaches hundreds of millions of people across the country every day, so this is an opportunity for the fans to have a voice in who’s the best and brightest, and the artists, in turn to show their appreciation. For more info, visit iHeartRadio.com/awards

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SYNDICATION: Westwood One And Entercom Partner To Syndicate 'Beyond Reality Radio'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 – Westwood One announced that it has partnered with Entercom Communications to nationally syndicate its popular Beyond Reality Radio program, a two-hour talk show about the paranormal, launching on Monday, March 6, 2017. The show is co-hosted by Jason Hawes, co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) and creator and star of Syfy’s blockbuster hit Ghost Hunters, and JV Johnson, a long-time paranormal investigator and former publisher and editor of TAPS ParaMagazine

“Beyond Reality Radio has been a hit with our audience since the show’s launch in August,” said Pat Paxton, president of programming, Entercom Communications. “This partnership with Westwood One is a great next step to maximize the reach of our innovative programming and underscores our commitment to developing and delivering best-in-class content to listeners across the country.” Learn more about “Beyond Reality Radio” at: http://beyondrealityradio.com

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ON-AIR: Jennifer Valentyne Joins Q107 Toronto's Derringer In The Morning; Jeannine Riley Joins Star 94.1 Atlanta's Jeff & Jenn Show

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 –– Veteran Canadian TV personality Jennifer Valentyne has joined Q107’s Derringer in the Morning show. According to The Star, Derringer delivered the news on his Valentine’s Day broadcast. Valentyne will join with Derringer, Ryan Parker and John Garbutt (shown), weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“Jennifer is the perfect fit to round out our existing all-star team,” said Blair Bartrem, senior brand director for Q107. “We’ve been searching for our very own Elaine to join our Seinfeld-like cast of characters and now we’ve found her.”

--Star 94.1, WSTR-FM, today announced Jeannine Riley as the new full-time assistant producer for “The Jeff & Jenn Show.” Riley began as an intern at Star 94.1 in early 2016 and quickly rose through the ranks of the station with her hard work, great attitude and audio production skills. “Jeannine is a huge asset to our team,” said Jenn Hobby, Jeff & Jenn Show co-host. “She’s crazy smart, wise beyond her years, and cleverly creative. We are #blessed to scoop her up.” “She’s enthusiastic, quirky, and such a hard worker,” added Jeff Dauler, Jeff & Jenn Show co-host. “I know that I’m so lucky to have found a home in radio, and with the Jeff & Jenn Show, there’s no better team of people I could have found,” Riley said. “I have zero regrets about picking up and moving 700 miles away from home with no job – this has all worked out beyond my wildest dreams.”

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Nicole Gustafson & Grisella Martinez Join NAB Govt. Relations VPs

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 –– The National Association of Broadcasters announced that Nicole Gustafson and Grisella Martinez will join NAB as Vice Presidents of Government Relations on February 27. "Nicole and Grisella are experienced Capitol Hill staffers who have gained a sophisticated understanding of the legislative process working for influential members of Congress," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "NAB and our members will benefit greatly by adding their political experience and policy expertise to our bipartisan government relations staff."

Gustafson joins NAB from the National Football League, where she was vice president of Public Policy and Government Affairs. She previously worked for several senior Members of Congress, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), former Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), and Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grisella Martinez served as policy director for the House Democratic Caucus under former Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and is currently Special Advisor to current Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY). Before joining Rep. Becerra's staff, she worked for both the National Immigration Law Center and the National Immigration Forum, where she was the director of Policy and Legislative Affairs.

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Delilah Featured In People, Parade For V-Day

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 –– Premiere Networks host Delilah was the subject of several features celebrating Valentine’s Day. The most-listened-to woman on radio and self-described “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” spoke to People, Parade and Country Rebel to share some of her favorite love songs, as well as her philosophy on love, relationships and Valentine's Day. Delilah also celebrated the holiday by sharing her “Top 5 Favorite Love Moments from the Opry stage.” Check out the videos HERE

Delilah is heard on more than 160 radio stations, making her the most-listened-to woman on radio in the U.S. Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, the 2016 Marconi Award winner for “National/Syndicated Personality of the Year” is also the author of three books, including her most-recent work Arms Full of Love. Published by Harlequin Books. Visit www.Delilah.com for more information.

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[WATCH] Johnjay & Rich With 'Mystery Proposal'

THE JOHNJAY & RICH SHOW CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH MYSTERY PROPOSAL LOS ANGELES, February 14, 2017 – Today on The Johnjay & Rich Show, the nationally-syndicated morning show helped two listeners celebrate Valentine’s Day with a “mystery proposal.” Listener Lukas approached the radio show a few months ago in hopes of creating a unique proposal for his girlfriend Lauri, and he got his wish.

For the last five days, he left on-air “clues” in hopes that Lauri would hear them and show up at the studio on the fifth day. Lauri and four other women came to the studio to see if they were the lucky recipients of the mystery proposal. WATCH HERE

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[WATCH] Radio Couple Ties The Knot On Valentines Day

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2017 –– Among all the match-making on radio yesterday, this one involved a pair of hosts who tied the knot live on-air this Valentine's Day.

According to WSAZ-TV, Reid and Stacie, morning hosts on Charleston, WV's V100 have worked at different radio stations around the country for years. But this Valentine's Day, they turned their studio into a wedding chapel live on-air. They exchanged vows Tuesday morning in front of friends and co-workers. WATCH HERE

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7Mariah Carey To Make First Live Appearance Since NYE

'Vogue' Paris Features First 'Transgender' On Cover

HIDE THE CHILDREN: Kate Upton Covers SI's Swimsuit Issue A Third Time

... Madonna Goes See-Thru On 'Vogue' Italy

[WATCH] James Corden Go Toe-To-Toe With Ice Cube

Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘First Dates’ With Drew Barrymore Gets Spring Premiere Date On NBC

ESPN Sued By Tennis Broadcaster Fired Over Venus Williams Remark

Mariah Carey To Make First Live Appearance On Jimmy Kimmel Live Since Botched New Year's Eve Performance

[WATCH] Magic Johnson Loses To Luke Wilson In ‘Tonight Show’ Beer Pong

'American Crime Story' Will Take On Monica Lewinsky And Sarah Paulson

Disney Drops PewDiePie And YouTube After Reports Surface Of Anti-Semitic Videos

Facebook Is Building Video App for Apple And Amazon Fire TV

John Stamos Campaigns For PETA

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STUDY: Well Over Half Of Millennial Women Have A Station They Love; That 'Understands' Them

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– According to research being released this week by Alan Burns and Associates and Strategic Solutions Research, 87% of millennial women look forward to listening to radio, and more than three-quarters (79%) of them feel there’s a local radio station that really understands them. “We interviewed over a thousand women born between 1982 and 2002” said Alan Burns, “and well over half of them (57%) have a radio station they love. Millennials are very tech-savvy and when you ask them about radio in general, you’re talking about technology that feels dated to them, so you get a weaker response. But when you narrow it down to specific radio stations, you find a huge store of affection and connection.”

Strategic Solutions Research EVP Hal Rood notes that “a lot of brands would love to have the level of engagement that women have for their favorite radio station. This study reveals how women rate radio not only compared to other purely online music services but also other major brands in their lives. We think the results will surprise most people.” Results are being released in a series of four webinars, with the first scheduled for this Thursday (Feb. 16) at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. For more info, visit www.burnsradio.com or www.strategicsolutionsresearch.com.

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PROGRAMMING: John Thomas Stepping Down From iHeart Springfield To 'Focus On His Health'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– John Thomas, iHeart/SVP of programming Springfield, announced yesterday on Facebook, "After a lot of prayer, weighing the pros & cons and deep soul-searching - I’ve decided to resign from my position @ iHeart in order to FOCUS 100% on my HEALTH! Over the course of the next several weeks – I’ll be transitioning in order to put myself in the BEST possible position to benefit from the clinical trial that I started a few weeks back."

Thomas added, "Please KNOW… I’m NOT sicker that I’ve let on, too – I decided a LONG time ago to be OPEN and HONEST about what I’m dealing with in hopes of helping others that fight, family members that are caretakers or help bring AWARENESS! I truly just need to focus on ME, this trial and it is based in Florida and there’s a ton of treatment. • I’m GOING TO BEAT THIS – It’s going to take a few years but I’ll beat it and then I’ll be back involved with the business I LOVE." Send John your best HERE

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ON-AIR: Zakk Babb Takes Over Afternoons At WZPL Indy; After 44 Years, Icon JD Cannon Is Retiring From Hank FM Indy

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 – WZPL/Entercom has named Zakk Babb as its new afternoon drive host. He arrives from sister WSTR/STAR 94.1 Atlanta where he handles nights and will continue to do so via voicetracking. Babb follows Chase Daniels at WZPL who transferred last year for an OM position at its Madison outlet.

s-- In other news from Indy, ibj.com reports that after nearly 44 years, JD Cannon (R), who's spent the last 5-years at WHLK/Hank FM 97.1, is retiring. His last day will be April 28. Before joining Hank, Cannon spent 32 years at Cumulus' WFMS-FM 95.5. He started his career at in Madison, Wisconsin, where he spent four years. “I didn’t have any intention of going into country music,” Cannon said. “But they told us in broadcasting school, 'If you get a job, any job in radio, you take it.' And so I did.” Cannon will continue as Hank’s brand ambassador and do an occasional on-air shift. In that capacity, not only will Cannon do weekday and weekend shifts, but he’ll also appear at public events.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: RAB Announces Staff Updates; Michelle Conrad Joins Paragon As SMD Consultant

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– The Radio Advertising Bureau announces staff updates in the RAB Dallas office. In a newly created position, Tiffiney Wyatt (top left) has been promoted to Business Development & Insights Associate, reporting to Tammy Greenberg, SVP Business Development, and Annette Malave, SVP Insights. Joining the Membership team is Rita Landells (top right), reporting into Brooke Williams, SVP Membership as the Member Response Manager.

7-- Entertainment consulting firm Paragon announces the addition of Michelle Conrad (right )as Social + Mobile + Digital Consultant. Prior to joining Paragon, Conrad was in the field of social media analytics for Oracle, Senior Social Media Account Manager for Friend2Friend, and Social Media Associate for Gunshot Digital, all based in San Francisco. Conrad operates Yooreka Social in Denver. Paragon CEO Mike Henry said, “It’s great to add a true Millennial to Paragon’s consulting ranks. Michelle Conrad is a native digital user and lifelong social media explorer. Conrad joins long-time Paragon marketing consultant Michele Tharp.

“I’m very excited to be expanding and sharing my knowledge in the entertainment field with Paragon clients. I’ve already had great project interactions with several Paragon clients, and I’m really looking forward to helping others in this field create successful strategies that are current with the ongoing evolution that is digital media.”

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AWARDS: John Gehron To Receive Rockwell Award At Conclave

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– The Conclave announced it will present the 2017 Rockwell Award to John Gehron, Chief Operating Officer/Chairman, AccuRadio during its conference on July 26th - 28th in Minneapolis. The Conclave has presented The Rockwell Award – an annual lifetime achievement award – to an individual of unquestioned accomplishment.

Gehron began his broadcasting career in 1970 in Philadelphia as Program Director of CBS Radio’s WCAU-FM (now WOGL), which was the first major market radio station to try the oldies format. That success led to his being transferred to WCBS-FM in New York in 1972 to start their oldies format in 1972. Gehron later served as Program Director and General Manager at WLS-AM in Chicago, and held executive positions at American Radio Services, Infinity Broadcasting, Clear Channel Radio and Harpo Radio/XM Satellite Radio.

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SALES: Beasley Names Allyson Hillman DOS For Southwest Florida

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– Beasley Media Group welcomes Allyson Hillman to Director of Sales for its Southwest Florida cluster. Allyson brings three decades of broadcasting and advertising to this position. She served in management for 10 years in Detroit radio and has relocated to Southwest Florida from Savannah-Hilton Head. Allyson has worked in the radio, television, Internet, digital and outdoor industries, including careers as Retail Sales Manager, Local and General Sales Manager, Director of Business Development and Director of Sales.

“Allyson believes in developing the strengths of others to meet and exceed market goals,” noted SWFL Market Manager Brad Beasley. “We are confident Allyson will lead our sales team to reach their great success in 2017 and beyond!” Congratulate her at Allyson.Hillman@bbgi.com

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SYNDICATION: Cumulus’ Hot 103.3/KBIU-FM, Lake Charles Adds The Kidd Kraddick Show To Mornings

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media'S Lake Charles Hot 103.3/KBIU-FM is the new broadcast home for The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. The popular nationally syndicated program debuted on Hot 103.3 on Monday, February 13, 2017, and will air weekdays from 5AM-10AM Central.

Elizabeth Blackstock, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Gulf Coast, said: “It is so exciting to have Kidd Kraddick added within our cluster. Hot 103.3 is your only place for Top 40 music in southwest Louisiana and is the proud new home of Kidd Kraddick!”

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PODCAST: Chicken Soup For The Soul Podcast Surpasses 1 Million Downloads In Less Than A Year

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– Chicken Soup for the Soul has hit another media milestone, surpassing ONE MILLION downloads of its podcast. The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast began modestly and without fanfare in late February 2016. The loyal Chicken Soup fan base caught on however, and now each episode of the podcast, which is hosted by Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher, editor-in-chief and author Amy Newmark is grabbed by thousands of consumers.

By the end of January 2017, the CSS Podcast had passed its millionth download, and there’s no sign of stopping there. The podcast dives into a wide range of topics that provide listeners with tips and inspiration to lead happier, more productive lives. As always, Chicken Soup for the Soul uses stories from real people to drive the advice home and make it relatable. United Stations represents the Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast to advertising clients, and is developing other audio content around the brand.

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Radio Station In Hot Water With Watchdog Group After Explosive Car Stunt Leaves Ground Crater

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017 –– The Rock New Zealand's Thane Kirby and Dunc have been called out by WorkSafe, a safety watchdog group, over a radio stunt that saw a car blown up as unsafe and illegal. According to stuff.com.nz, Thane Kirby organized for his Rock Drive co-host Duncan Heyde's old Honda to be destroyed with 55KG OF EXPLOSIVES! The managing director of a commercial explosives company has contacted WorkSafe with concerns the explosion was "irresponsible" and did not comply with laws around the handling of explosives. The explosives were detonated on January 30 at a rural property in north Auckland.

The explosion was so powerful it left a crater in the ground. A MediaWorks spokesman, which owns The Rock, said the explosion was managed by an explosives "specialist" who assured the station everything was above-board. The car explosion stunt was part of a campaign to draw more likes to the pair's Facebook page. They promised to blow up the car after reaching 5000 likes on the social media site. Kirby did not respond to requests for comment. READ MORE HERE

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7Nick Cannon Says He's Out As Host Of 'AGT' - Deja Vu For Playboy

 

Nick Cannon Says On Facebook He's Been Threatened With Termination As Host Of 'AGT' Over Joke

Playboy Bringing Back 'Birthday Suits' In March/April Issue

[WATCH] First Peek At Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke's

[WATCH] Jimmy Kimmel Spoofs White House Valentines Day Cards

ABC Cast Its First Black 'Bachelorette'

Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley To Host 2017 ACM Awards

Josh Elliot Fired From CBS News

Princess Diana Documentary in the Works at ABC

Fadi Fawaz Banned from George Michael’s Funeral By Singer's Family

Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood Dance Studio To Be Converted Into Museum

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Adele Sweeps Grammys With 5 Wins, Including Top Album, Record & Song; Bowie Picks Up 4

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– Pop mega-star Adele took home all five awards she was nominated for, including best album, record and song of the year, during last night's Grammy Awards, which aired on CBS from The Staples Center in LA.. In doing so, she became the first artist in Grammy history to sweep the top three categories twice reports ABC. Adele's other wins included best pop vocal album and pop solo performance. Among the night's other big winners included Greg Kurstin who snagged 4, Chance The Rapper with 3 and Tom Elmhirst who also picked up 3.

As advertised, the night paid special tributes to icons Prince and George Michaels. Bruno Mars performed "Let's Go Crazy." And 'The Time' performed "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Hosting his first Grammys, James Corden introduced a tribute to George Michael by Adele, who sang “Fast Love." Against a backdrop of a slideshow of photos of Michael, backed up by an orchestra, she got few seconds into the song but then stopped and said, “I’m sorry for swearing and I’m sorry for starting again … I can’t mess this up for him” and started from the top. Finishing with tears in her eyes, she received a standing ovation.

Chance the Rapper won the first award in the live telecast for best new artist. He also won best rap album — the first streaming-only album to do so. Producer Greg Kurstin won four honors: He shared album, song and record of the year with Adele, and was also named producer of the year, non-classical.

Kicking off the night, James Corden stunted on the Grammys stage pretending to get stuck in the floor. He pulled himself out only to trip again and fall through the floor again before bumping against several dancers on stage. He shouted, "We’ve rehearsed this! -- We cannot allow these sort of mistakes. Can we? This is the Grammys, people. Isn’t it?” For a complete list of winners and highlights, see Popline below. ADELE PHOTO/Kevin Winter-Getty Images - Grammy

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FEDER: Filmmaker Launches Kickstarter Campaign For ‘Dick Biondi Film’

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– A Chicago filmmaker who’s been working for three years on a documentary about Radio Hall of Famer Dick Biondi is seeking help to reach the finish line, reports media blogger Robert Feder. Pamela Pulice has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 to complete production of “The Dick Biondi Film.” Billed as “the story of a rebel disc jockey who changed how a generation listened to the radio.”

it features interviews with more than 50 friends and fans and chronicle his career fifty-seven years after he first began airing in Chicago. Biondi, 84, still airs from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturdays and 7 to 10 a.m. Sundays on Cumulus Media classic hits WLS FM 94.7.

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ON-AIR: iHeart Names Carson As New PM Drive Host At Z100 Portland & Power 93.3 Seattle; Michael Baisden Adds Afternoons At CMG's Hot 105 Miami

wTHE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced that Todd “Carson” Zarnitz has been named the Afternoon Drive personality for Z100, Portland and Power 93.3, Seattle effective February 15. “We are excited to add Carson to our teams here in Portland and Seattle,” said Tim Herbster, Senior Vice President of Programming of the Pacific Northwest Region for iHeartMedia. “His passion, enthusiasm and wealth of experience will be a great addition to help us grow Z100 and Power 93.3.” Carson previously served as the weekend personality at WHTZ in New York City, WIOQ in Philadelphia and WIHT in Washington, D.C.

-- Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami Radio has announced Michael Baisden as its new afternoon drive host on Hot 105, weffective Feb. 20, 2017. The Michael Baisden show is syndicated with their sister station WALR KISS 104 as the flagship station. “Michael was a part of the Hot 105 Super brand from 2007 to 2013," said WHQT Director of Branding and Programming Phil Michaels-Trueba. “There's no place like home,” said Baisden. “It feels great to be back on the air on Hot 105 in Miami, the city that I've called home for the past 15 years!

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'What Women Want' 2017 Study: 'Women Feel Strongly Connected To Their Favorite Station'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– With our first peek at Alan Burns/SSR's new study on 'What Woman Want 2017" Study, they report that "Half of all women now say that they can foresee a day when they don’t need to listen to music on the radio. That’s one of the statistics that will be discussed this Thursday as Alan Burns and Associates and Strategic Solutions Research release the first set of data from their national consumer survey “What Women Want 2017 – Also, more than half (58%) of the women in the study agree with the statement that “radio is kind of old, online music is what’s hot now.” Thus it would seem that the sky is about to fall in on radio. Not so, says Alan Burns and Associates founder Alan Burns. “Women feel strongly connected to their favorite radio station,” said Burns “with over three quarters (76%) of them saying their favorite radio station feels like a good friend or even their best friend.

In our presentation this Thursday we’re going to trend attitudes toward radio over the last five years, and we are not seeing a significant weakening in affection for radio.” In fact, the Burns/Strategic data will show that 85% of women look forward to listening to radio and would be very disappointed if they couldn’t listen anymore. “What we’re seeing” said Strategic EVP Hal Rood, “is that women are distinguishing between the device and the content; that is, between radio in general and their favorite radio station. Radio is, indeed, an old technology, and there are other avenues for music delivery. But when you talk about a specific brand, which is what a favorite radio station is, there is a deep well of affection.” Burns and Strategic surveyed 2000 women 15 – 54 re their attitudes toward and usage of radio, music tastes, and usage of other media at home, at work, and in connected cars. - Register for the free 30-minute webinars by clicking here: What Women Want 2017 Webinar or the What Women Want icons at www.burnsradio.com or www.strategicsolutionsresearch.com.

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BUSINESS: Radio’s Digital Growth Driving Local Market Business

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– The line that separates media and marketing is blurring as advertisers continue to reach their target audiences across devices and platforms. While some media are struggling to find ways to best serve advertisers in their quest, radio is providing them with alternative solutions. Broadcast radio stations continue to sell digital advertising but they are also increasing their portfolio by selling digital services.

According to research released jointly by the Radio Advertising Bureau and advertising research firm Borrell Associates, “Benchmarking: Local Radio Stations’ Online Revenues,” broadcast radio’s digital sector is projected to grow 22% in 2017, to $753 million. Growth within radio’s digital sector is no longer based solely on banner ads. The greater majority of stations attribute social media management, paid search mobile marketing and email advertising as the greatest contributors to that growth. Local radio advertisers are admittedly decreasing their traditional media budgets to help fund their digital efforts, but radio sellers are seen as more than that. Within this same research, nearly 2,700 local radio advertisers were surveyed and 83% see their radio reps as being marketing savvy.

Radio’s continual revenue growth in the digital sector is indicative of the confidence that advertisers have in: 1) radio as a medium to reach their target audiences and 2) the services radio stations provide that help them increase their in-store sales and online activity. SEE REPORT HERE

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AWARDS: Beasley Names Debbie Pretzello 'President's Club Overall Winner 2016; CMG Houston Snags Six Star Awards

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– Beasley Media Group announced that Debbie Pretzello has been named the Company’s “President’s Club Overall Winner” for the calendar year 2016. This is the fourth time that Ms. Pretzello, Senior Account Executive for Beasley’s Augusta Market, has earned this prestigious award. The President’s Club consists of Beasley sales executives, who are honored annually for their abilities to meet or exceed individual and market goals, attain accreditation from the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) as Certified Radio Marketing Consultants (CRMC), and over-deliver their clients’ expectations on a daily basis. Debbie’s career with Beasley began in 2008 as an account executive for WKXC-FM. Although this was her first venture into radio sales, she brought experience from her history of successful business endeavors.

-- Cox Media Group (CMG) Houston took home six 'Star Awards at the 2017 Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards' Gala on February 9, 2017. Laura Filippone (top right) named as Market Rock Star; Judy Lakin as Director of Sales of the Year; Johnny Chiang (bottom right) as Operations Manager of the Year; Rachel Porter as Digital Sales Professional of the Year; Suzi Hanks as Local Community Affairs Director of the Year and Mark Krieschen as Market Manager of the Year. With 28 different categories, CMG Houston had a total of 12 nominations for the evening, winning in six categories The Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards Gala recognizes outstanding industry professionals while supporting the continuous education of media students.

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WKHK Richmond Raises $198,430 For St. Jude

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– WKHK just raised a TON of money for St. Jude’s in its annual K95 Country Cares for St. Jude Radiothon. According to K95 PD Garret Doll “These are the moments you cherish and remember for a long time – we laughed, cried and had an amazing couple of days with the K95 Nation coming in strong to raise $198,430!”

Photo: St. Jude Volunteer, WKHK PD Garret Doll, Morning show host Billy Dunkley, Promotions Director Jessie Carroll, St. Jude’s volunteer, K95 IT director Chris Collier, K95 Morning show host Lori Kelly.

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Happy World Radio Day

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2017 –– Did you know that today, February 13th, is World Radio Day? It's now become a growingly popular event for countries well-beyond our borders, but its message speaks well for radio regardless of its location.

Hosted by UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, World Radio Day celebrates how radio positively impacts millions of lives everyday. “Radio is still the most dynamic, reactive and engaging medium there is, adapting to 21st century changes and offering new ways to interact and participate. By listening to its audiences and responding to their needs, radio provides the diversity of views and voices needed to address the challenges we all face.

Having a radio means you are never alone – you always have a friend in radio.” For more information on World Radio Day CLICK HERE - See radio quotes HERE

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7Adele, Adele, Adele, Adele, Adele; SNL Hit 6-Year Rating's High

 

Grammy Recap

Melissa McCarthy, Alec Baldwin Drive SNL 6-Year Ratings High

Lena Dunham sends TV host into on-air meltdown after she says 'penis'

UH OH: Newspaper ACCIDENTALLY Uses Photo Of Alec Baldwin In Place President Trump

Ford is giving Google and Uber veterans $1 billion to build a self-driving car brain

Oscars 2017 Performers List Adds Justin Timberlake and John Legend

Al Jarreau Passes Away At 76

Showtime To Roll Out ‘Eric Clapton: A Life In 12 Bars’

'Flip or Flop' Stars Christina & Tarek El Moussa Reunite Forr First Joint Appearance Since Announcing Split

Keanu Reeves Confirms New 'Bill & Ted' Film

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[WATCH] Veteran Host Dick Ervasti To Launch 'Super Radio' App

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– These days, personalized Internet radio is everywhere. But veteran broadcaster and national voice-over talent Dick Ervasti feels something is seriously missing, both from online and traditional broadcast outlets. That why he’s creating the SuperRadio app. You might not know Ervasti’s name, but you definitely know his voice. He’s been heard on over 20,000 national TV and radio commercials, network sports and TV promos, and trailers for some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time. While focusing on his voice-over career, Dick kept his finger on the pulse of his beloved radio industry.

Dick is now setting out to put many radio professionals and performance artists back to work when SuperRadio launches in April, 2017. Initial investment will be generated through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, which contains a video overview of Ervasti’s vision and samples of how the programming will sound. Ervasti explained, “ Not a single penny of our crowdfunding goes to pay me or any of our current 64 co-op staff members. We only get paid when Super Radio becomes profitable. ” With an advanced advertisng platform, projections indicate SuperRadio can help small to medium sized businesses create additional economic growth of up to $3.97 billion a year. See the SuperRadio Story and hear a sample HERE

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Alan Burns Set To Release 'What Women Want 2017'

For the first time ever the voices of women who DON'T listen to radio will be included.

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– Alan Burns and Associates, in partnership with Strategic Solutions Research, will begin releasing results of a new national study of women’s media consumption next week. The study, the latest in a series began by Burns in 2010, will profile women’s attitudes toward and usage of radio, online streamers, music and other media. “Nielsen data shows some important changes in consumption of radio over the past few years, and one of the things we probed deeply in this study is – why? What does this mean for the future? And what, if anything, can radio do about it?” said Burns and Associates founder Alan Burns.

“With this study we’ll be able to trend women’s attitudes toward and perceptions of radio over the last five years, and show some exciting insights. For example, the data we will show regarding the usage of headphones and earbuds while listening to radio will rock the industry.” SSR's Hal Rood, Partner & Executive Vice President says, “This study provides a deep view into how women perceive radio compared to other choices they have. Women are not daunted by this myriad of choice, and they have a clear idea of what they like and don’t like about each.

The Burns/Strategic Solutions study will be released in four parts in a series of weekly webinars beginning next Thursday, February 16, at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, and for the following three Thursdays. For more information contact: Alan Burns (251) 243-1592 Hal Rood, Strategic Solutions (206) 347-2188, ext 702 1

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Podcast Study Posts Positive Signs

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– PodcastOne Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz and Edison Research VP of Strategy Tom Webster announced the results of a series of comprehensive studies looking at the results of advertising tests with five major national consumer brands across five different product and service categories. This first-ever study of pre- and post-campaign brand lift for podcast advertisers was conducted over the last half of 2016, and showed the significant positive impact of podcast advertising on brand recall, intent to purchase and recall of specific messaging.

Key findings from the studies include the following: · Over 60% of listeners mentioned a specific grocery brand post-campaign, up from 7% among listeners in the pre-study.

· Unaided product awareness increased from the pre-study to the post-study by 47% for a financial services product, by 37% for an automobile aftermarket product and by 24% for a lawn and garden product.

· In the post-study, over one-third of respondents had a “very favorable” opinion of an automobile aftermarket product, up from 18% in pre-study. In the post-study, 22% said they were “very likely” to consider using a lawn and garden product, up from 16% in the pre-study.

· Awareness of a specific campaign message for an automobile aftermarket product increased by 60% from the pre-study to the post-study, and for a casual dining restaurant by 76%. Edison Research conducted three separate studies in 2016 on behalf of PodcastOne to examine the effectiveness of podcast advertising for five national brands. READ MORE HERE

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PROGRAMMING: Greg Solk Returns To Program CBS Chicago's WXRT & WJMK

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– In a story first reported yesterday by blogger Robert Feder, Greg Solk, has been hired as operations manager and program director of adult album CBS Radio's alternative WXRT FM 93.1 and classic hits WJMK FM 104.3. “I have been blessed in my career to work for some amazing stations in my hometown, but this opportunity is off the charts,” Solk said in a statement. “Everyone knows there is no station or staff anywhere in the world that can rival the 45-year heritage of WXRT — ‘Chicago’s Finest Rock.’ I am humbled to be a part of its brilliant legacy. “To be asked to also take the reins of K-Hits makes this the most exciting move I can imagine. I can’t wait to join the great team of professionals at CBS Radio.”

Most recently Solk oversaw stations in seven major markets as senior SVP of Programming and operations for Hubbard Radio before leaving last May after nearly 20 years with Hubbard and its predecessor Bonneville International. Solk’s hiring followed a realignment of duties last month under Todd Cavanah, vice president of programming for CBS Radio Chicago’s seven-station cluster. While continuing as program director of Top 40 WBBM FM 96.3, Cavanah recently added country WUSN FM 99.5 and relinquished direct control over WJMK. According to Feder, In the latest Nielsen Audio survey, WXRT tied for 14th place with a 2.3 percent share and cumulative weekly audience of 231,100. K-Hits tied for 10th with a 2.4 share and 299,800 weekly cume.

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WDVD’s Blaine Fowler & Cooking Group Salute Extraordinary Local Women At Blaine’s Best!

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– On Sunday, February 12, 2017, 96.3 WDVD’s Blaine Fowler Morning Show will partner with Sweet Magnolia’s Southern Cooking to honor exceptional local women at the Blaine’s Best Banquet. Blaine’s Best nominations have been rolling in over the past few weeks.

“The response has been overwhelming and extremely heartening,” said host, Blaine Fowler. “We knew we’d get some great stories, though we never expected that we would receive so many! These stories tell of extraordinary commitment, determination, strength, selflessness, caring, and love.” “I tell you … we’ve gone through a range of emotions with these over the last few weeks, but the biggest of those emotions is pride. We are so thankful for the significance of what these ladies have accomplished and for the differences they have made in the lives of the people they have touched.” The event will recognize 10 nominated ladies who were hand-selected by Blaine to be honored in front of their friends and families. Additional information about Blaine’s Best can be viewed at www.963WDVD.com.

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NETWORKS: Radio America's Dana Loesch Joins KXL-FM & KUFO Portland From iSkype Live Studio

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– Radio America's The Dana Show, which airs daily on both KXL-FM and KUFO made a stop this week in Portland to air her syndicated show ov KXL & KFO. A former award-winning newspaper columnist, Dana is also the host of her own show on The Blaze TV and a regular contributor on Fox News Channel.

Dana is also the author of the best-selling book, Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America and the newly released Flyover Nation: You Can't Run a Country You've Never Been To. She has also been ranked as one of the top 16 most powerful mothers online by Nielsen.

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New Bands Added For WJRR Orlando's Earthday 24

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– Rock Pink presents 101.1 WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 24 taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. This year’s music festival marks the 24th anniversary of the show. Earthday Birthday is one of the largest locally-produced annual rock festivals in the state and draws upwards of 15,000 music lovers from around the globe!

WJRR’s Earthday Birthday festival will feature 3 stages of music including the JRR Unplugged Acoustic Stage, plus other attractions including Colours Couture’s traveling fashion showcase featuring live tattooing by celebrity and national tattoo artists, sideshow entertainment including human suspension, knife throwing and more. For more info, log on to www.wjrr.com keyword: EDBD

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SNAPS: Charlie XCX Invades Star 107.9 Vegas

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2017 –– Noting like one of the biggest pop artist in the world to stop by for a visit. Charlie XCX made a stop this week at Beasley's Star 107.9 fro this snap - Left to Right. Aimee Montgomery Morning Show Co-Host, Brian Hammer, APD/MD PM Drive Announcer, Charlie XCX, Chad Letts, Nights 7pm to 12am air talent, and OM/PD John Candelaria.

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Is NBC Mulling Return For American Idol? Katy Perry Releases New Single

Billboard Releases Its 2017 Power 100 List

Katy Perry Releases New Single

It's Twins For George And Amal

Lady Gaga Has A New Fella

[WATCH] Mike Tirico Taking Over For Bob Costas With Olympic Coverage

Is NBC Mulling Return Of 'American Idol?'

Elton John, Quincy Jones, George Clinton Among Curators of New Vinyl Subscription Service

Channing Tatum Launches Vodka Line

Rosie Goes Full Steven Bannon

LA Court Showing No Leniency For Former Playmate/Radio Host Dani Mathers In Body-Shaming Case

WATCH] Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s Mother, Alleges Ongoing Elder Abuse By Her Nephew

Brooke Shields Launching Talk Show On SiriusXM

Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement

UH OH: Mariah Carey's Ticket Sales Tanking Says Report

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Bubba Back On The Air In Tampa At WWBA-AM

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 –– Tom Paleveda, Program Manager of WWBA-AM 820 says "We have assurances that Bubba will do his best to be a good boy while providing his unique brand of content" as the station announced it has signed an agreement to air the Bubba the Love Sponge® Show starting February 13, 2017. Tampa, FL. The agreement will make WWBA the new "Flag Ship Station" for Bubba, returning the nationally syndicated show back to the Tampa airwaves for the Bubba Army to listen on 820's 50,000 watt signal. WWBA is owned by Genesis Communications.

Bubba left the air in Tampa in late 2016 from Beasley's WBRN 98.7 FM in Tampa, but remained on its WRXK-FM in Fort Myers. After a switch to Christmas music, it stunted briefly as 'Donald FM' before giving way to B98.7 in January featuring a mainstream AC format. Longtime Tampa hosts Chadd and Kristi Thomas took over mornings.

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Katie Neal Takes Middays On New York’s NASH FM

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media has promoted Katie Neal to middays on NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM in New York City. Neal joined Cumulus in 2011 as Evening Host for 101.5 WBNQ in Bloomington, IL. She moved to Cumulus Media-New York in 2013 as Weekend/Swing talent for NASH FM 94.7. She has also served Cumulus Media-New York as Account Executive for 95.5 WPLJ. Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content & Programming, Cumulus Media and Westwood One, said: "Katie is the epitome of the American dream and underscores the new Cumulus' commitment to talent. A small town girl from Illinois proves her abilities by working weekends and excelling at every job she is given. If that isn't a country song waiting to be written, I don't know what is."

Neal said: “I’m over the moon… This is more than a dream come true. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to play the music I grew up listening to for the most passionate listeners in the format. Thank you to Mike McVay, Chad Lopez, John Foxx and Mike Allan. I’m looking forward to an amazing 2017.”

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KCYE 102.7 The Coyote Las Vegas Announces Series Of Staff Alignments

Beasley Media Group’s 102.7 The Coyote/KCYE-FM has announced a series of staff alignments. Beasley’s current APD/MD/ Morning Host 7Kris Daniels (L) resumes Program Director duties and remain host of the “Kris & Mad Dog” morning show. “Now that I have a seasoned, experienced support team around me, I am excited and rejuvenated about the opportunity to lead the Coyote!” added Kris.

Joining Kris Daniels on the KCYE Programming Management team as Afternoon talent and Music Director is Las Vegas market veteran Emmanuel “Ransom” Garcia (right). Ransom has more than 13 years in this market, working at a variety of formats, however he admits Country is his true passion. “

It was also announced that Paul Knight is coming back to 10:00am-3:00pm talent. Paul recently took a break from radio, but after a year and a half away he realized that radio and country are his true passions. Paul says, “ The Coyote is in my blood! I miss the energy, listener interaction, events, and concerts. Let’s face it, I wanted to come home and be a part of my 102.7 Coyote family”.

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Lady Antebellum To Announce Nominees For 52nd Annual ACM Awards On 'CBS This Morning'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 –– Ten-time ACM Award winners Lady Antebellum will appear LIVE on “CBS This Morning” to announce the nominees for the 52ND Academy Of Country Music Awards™ on Thursday, February 16 in the 8:00 AM hour (delayed PT). “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier will announce additional nominees on ETonline.com at 8:50 AM ET/5:50 AM PT.

The full list of nominations will be released immediately following the ETonline.com announcement on ACMcountry.com. The 52ND ACM Awards will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. PHOTO/Universal Nashville

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SYNDICATION: Salem Media Takes Chicago Talk Host Joe Walsh National

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 20127 –– Salem Media Group announced that Chicago-based talk show host Joe Walsh will be joining the network lineup in the 9pm to midnight ET time slot, replacing Steve Deace on February 20th. Walsh, a former U.S. Congressman, comes to the network from WIND-AM 560 The Answer, where he holds down the 5pm to 7pm slot. Walsh will continue with the local show, and add the national show later in the evening.

"From the time I left Congress and picked up a microphone, my fight has always been to get America back," said Walsh. "I'm excited, and grateful, to continue that fight, now with a larger microphone." The addition of Walsh to the SRN lineup continues the network's practice of providing live, issue oriented programming from 6am ET to Midnight, to its many affiliates. Walsh has been live in PM Drive on the Salem owned talk station in Chicago since 2013. "We have been watching Joe work locally in Chicago and have seen outstanding development. His audience there continues to grow, and we felt he would continue to do well on the national stage," said Salem Senior Vice President Phil Boyce.

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PRODUCTS: Futuri Announces Enhancements To Podcasting and On-Demand System 'POST'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 –– Futuri Media announced major enhancements to POST, the system designed to make creating and publishing podcasts and on-demand audio simple for radio broadcasters. POST Touchscreen is a touchscreen that resides in the studio. It’s an “easy button” that on air talent hit to instantly turn their last talked break into an on demand segment/podcast. In seconds, stations can take a morning show segment and turn it into a podcast on iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, the station website, and a number of other platforms, including iHeartRadio.

“Radio broadcasters spend millions of dollars creating billions of hours of audio that’s only used once,” said Futuri Media CEO Daniel Anstandig. “We designed POST so air talent could instantly convert their shows into on-demand audio. POST is a system for broadcasters to easily capitalize on the audience and revenue opportunities of the fast-growing on-demand audio market.”

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[WATCH] Host Eats 'Real Crow' After Losing Bet

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 –– A Miami host literally had to eat crow after losing a bet over Marlin's Christian breakout 2016 season. According to mlb.com, 790 The Ticket's Brendan Tobin stated on air that the Marlins' center fielder had no chance at reaching 20 home runs on the season, saying he would "literally eat crow" should Yelich accomplish the feat. The 25-year-old had never hit more than nine home runs in a year, with just 20 total over parts of three big league seasons. As Tobin's luck would have it, Yelich went on to win a National League Silver Slugger Award and hit his 20th homer on Sept. 21.

Yelich took part in "Crowbin: A Night of Shock and Caw" at GameTime Miami, where Tobin ate a cooked crow to fulfill the deal. Yelich told MLB.com he was surprised that Tobin actually carried out the bet and talked about the experience of watching somebody eat crow: "It looked pretty good. I didn't think it smelled terrible. I wouldn't have eaten it, but he got after it. He didn't shy away from it. Looked like he ate most of it." Tobin said, "I'm not gonna lie, my stomach's gurgling. It doesn't feel too great. I'm trying to hold it down. It's very pungent. But we got through it. I don't want to say gamey because I feel like that's overused, but I feel like if you were going to leave chicken out on your deck, spoiled, spoiled breast. That's what it would taste like. Spoiled poultry. Not good."

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Dean Blundell Show Cancelled On Sportsnet 590 The Fan; Dave Berry Leaving Capital For Absolute Radio

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2017 –– The Dean Blundell (L)experiment ended just short of two years on Wednesday reports The Globe & Mail. Blundell, who attempted to morph from shock jock to morning sports-radio host on Toronto station Sportsnet 590 The Fan, never delivered the ratings bump. The Fan’s program director, Cadeau, said the decision was not made because of unhappiness with Blundell. Blundell tweeted that the move was “mutual and in both our best interest to not renew.”

Dave Berry Is Leaving Capital For Absolute Radio In London - After five years on Capital breakfast, Dave Berry (R) is leaving Capital and moving to a new job at Absolute Radio. He was recently joined by George Shelley and Lilah Parsons on the breakfast show after former co-host Lisa Snowdon left, but now he’s decided not to renew his contract when it expires this year. Dave is going to Absolute Radio to do a daytime show.

BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett told he 'only has weeks to live' - The broadcaster and media commentator Steve Hewlett has married his partner in hospital after being told his cancer treatment could not continue and he might only have weeks to live. He was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus last year. Talking to Radio 4 PM’s Eddie Mair on Monday, he said his consultant told him he had “weeks, possibly months” to live, which resulted in a wedding being “laid on by the hospital in less than an hour”.

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

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7Grammys Pay Tribute To Prince & Michael; Vogue: Women Rule

 

Grammys With Special Tribute To Prince & George Michael

VOGUE: 'Women Rule'

Tom Hiddleston Talks About Taylor Swift In GQ March

[WATCH] Feeling Down? Check Out These Famous Sitcom Scenes To Give You A Lift

NY Times Offers Free Spotify With Subscription

[WATCH] Ellen DeGeneres & James Corden Play 'Finish the Lyric'

Charlie Rose To Undergo Heart Surgery

[WATCH] Beyoncé Reportedly Sued For More Than $20 Million Over ‘Formation’ Sample

Music Teams From YouTube and Google Play Band Together

Top Talent Agency Scraps Oscar Party In Favor Of Refuge Rally

Jack Nicholson Coming Out Of Retirement For New Comedy

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ON-AIR: DJ Carisma Named MD & Mix Show Coordinator For 92.3 LA; Jeremy 'Otis' Maher Takes Afternoons At The Bull Atlanta

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– Renowned Los Angeles DJ/Mixer, DJ Carisma, has been promoted to Music Director and Mix Show Coordinator for REAL 92.3, LA. “I feel like I was born to be a part of the radio world, and the REAL 92.3 brand is the perfect fit for me,” said Carisma. Carisma joined REAL 92.3 in 2015 as the live DJ/Mixer in afternoon drive, and part of the “Young California Radio” collaboration with DJ Amen and Dre Sinatra, which airs exclusively on REAL 92.3 on Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to midnight.

--iHeartMedia has named Jeremy “Otis” Maher Afternoon Drive Personality and Music Director for 94.9 The Bull Atlanta. Angie Ward will continue as the station’s Assistant Program Director (APD) and Midday Air Personality. Otis previously worked as the program director and was on afternoons with 99.7 DJX in Louisville, KY. Prior to that, he worked as the assistant program director and music director at Kiss 95.1 in Charlotte, NC. “I am thrilled to add another high quality programmer and talent on our team. We’re committed to creating the very best live and local experience for our Atlanta audience,” said Brian Michel, Region Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Atlanta. “Otis has a great track record and is talented on so many fronts. He’s a perfect fit for our cluster.”

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Kato Returns 'Again' To Island 106 Panama For Afternoons; Alexa Rodriguez Takes Late Nights

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2018 –– Island 106 Panama welcomes two new members to our collection of 'felons and freaks' reports PD/OM Marc Summers. As it's become more apparent than ever before that radio's survival depends on developing great talent, MAGIC BROADCASTING is committing a budget to help us find and hire tomorrow's radio stars, giving them a daily air shift, and providing ongoing training and feedback to help them grow.

Our first victim is ALEXA RODRIGUEZ, who began as an intern with the station, showed the unbridled passion and raw talent needed to succeed. Magic Broadcasting's GM, Misty Sims, added, "It's too easy to get caught up in the every increasing pressure to cut payroll. But the forward thinking, and I believe, long-term players in broadcasting, will recognize the value of difficult-to-duplicate, highly engaging talent, and invest in the training and the support needed to make them stars in their markets! Its a small price to pay for what could become the next MIGUEL & HOLLY or the next KRAMER. Anyone can play 12 in a row, but who else can put the power of KATO on the air? Summers adds, "From the "WTF are they Thinking File!" Island 106 has decided that the 8th time is the charm, and has returned KATO to his PM drive position that he inhabited from 2006 to 2012, achieving the highest ratings in the station's history. As an added bonus, if things don't work out, PD Marc Summers says, "at least Ill get to fire him for the 4th time!" Kato worked with Marc Summers at KZZP from 1999-2001 (Unfortunately Marc was fired before he could take an ax to Kato... so many regrets!)"

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PROGRAMMING: Mike Preston Moving On To 'Next Chapter' In Radio

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– After 7 years heading up KKWF / Seattle, and launching and programming KHTP / Seattle, Mike Preston has decided to move on to his next chapter in radio. Mike will stay through the month and exit on February 28th. Entercom Seattle VP Programming Dave Richards will oversee both stations in the interim, through the search for the next leader of HOT 103.7 and 100.7 The Wolf.

“The great singer Sheryl Crow once said ‘A Change Would Do You Good’ and for me, that’s an appropriate theme song. That’s because after a little more than 7 years at Entercom Seattle, I’m ready for a change,” said Mike Preston. “I’m very proud of what my teams have accomplished, making The Wolf the top country brand in the market and putting our newest brand, HOT 103.7, on the map in a big way. I’m grateful to Jack Hutchison, Dave Richards, Pat Paxton and Mike Moore for the opportunity to put country ‘under my belt’ and to pioneer the Classic Hip-Hop and R&B format.” Send your best tto Mike at pljpreston@aol.com - (206) 979-2500. Interested applicants can inquire at Entercom.com/careers.

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SYNDICATION: Jim Rome Inks Multi-Year Extension With CBS Sports Radio

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– Jim Rome will remain a popular and consistent voice on CBS Sports Radio through a new multi-year contract, it was announced by CBS RADIO. Rome has been the outspoken host of “The Jim Rome Show” since the launch of CBS Sports Radio in January 2013, broadcasting live weekdays from 12:00 Noon-3:00 PM, ET. Rome also anchors three editions of the early afternoon broadcast of the network’s flagship feature the “CBS Sports Minute,” heard on hundreds of stations nationwide including WFAN New York, WSCR Chicago and WIP Philadelphia.

“The Jim Rome Show was the critical building block in the successful launch of CBS Sports Radio four years ago, and brought immediate star power and credibility to the network,” said Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President of Programming, CBS RADIO. “We now look forward to writing the next chapter together in the storied history of Jim’s show, which has been and continues to be the standard by which all nationally syndicated sports shows are judged.” “This is a huge day for the show,” added Rome. “CBS RADIO is an unbelievable place, everything I had hoped it would be and more. There have been so many exciting changes in the industry and I’m as motivated as ever to capitalize on them with CBS Sports Radio, our affiliates and sponsors, and our business partners at Westwood One.

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PODCASTS: The Bert Show's Cassie Young & Davi Crimmins Launch 'Broadly Speaking' (NSFW)

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– The Bert Show’s Cassie Young, Web and Social Media Director, and Davi Crimmins, Assistant Producer, announced their podcast is now available to listeners by subscription on iTunes. One click on the link below and you'll quickly be warned: The content below is NOT safe for work, and contains adult language and adult themes.

On their ironically titled podcast 'Broadly Speaking,' hosts Davi and Cassie provide an in-depth, rare and sometimes inappropriate, insight into their lives. Ranging from personal stories to current events, the show has aired over 30 episodes which are released on a weekly basis. Previously, Broadly Speaking was available exclusively on The Bert Show app but can now also be enjoyed by listeners on a broader scale. For more information, visit HERE.

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Talk Stream Live Reveals List Of Top 50 Best Streaming Talk Shows

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– Talk Stream Live (TSL) 50 Most Influential and Most Listened-To Stre

 

aming Talk Show Hosts is out. Ranking at the top is WWO syndicated talker, Michael Savage - 2 Rush Limbaugh 3 Laura Ingraham 4 Sean Hannity 5 Mark Levin 6 Glenn Beck 7 Hugh Hewitt 8 Alex Jones 9 Howie Carr 10 George Noory 11

The editor noted: TSL sampled 11.6+ million listeners during 2016 to produce the Power 50 Report – The 50 most influential and most listened to streaming talk show hosts. The Power 50 includes the big personalities talk show fans would expect as well as some new media rising stars. This report tracks talk radio show metrics gathered on the internet and collected through our server via TalkStreamLive.com‘s Website, Gadgets, iPhone app, Android app and “click-to-listen” links on Social Networks. SEE COMPLETE LIST HERE

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NETWORKS: AMC-18 Is Now Ready For Migration

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– The five U.S. commercial radio networks who operate their own satellite systems are now up and running on the new AMC-18 at 105 degrees West Longitude. This is the long-term replacement for AMC-8 at 139 degrees West Longitude, which has exceeded its design life and is not being replaced by an equivalent C-band satellite at the same location. The five networks - Learfield, Orbital Media Networks (OMNi), Premiere Networks, Skyview Networks and Westwood One - now have their full complements of satellite-delivered programming available on their new frequencies on AMC-18. This also includes programming from syndicators who lease their satellite time from these five companies.

All radio stations currently receiving programming from AMC-8 will have until June 30, 2017 to re-point their downlink antennas (dishes). At that time, AMC-8 will no longer serve as the radio network “neighborhood,” and there will not be a suitable replacement satellite at the 139 degree position. For more information, including satellite vendors, a full list of frequencies for each network, or technical questions about satellite settings, stations can visit http://www.amc8migration.com or contact their network representative.

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PRODUCTS: Comrex To Unveil New Products At NAB 2017

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– Comrex will introduce ACCESS NX (R), the latest portable audio IP codec in their ACCESS line, at NAB 2017. ACCESS NX builds on the ten-year legacy of the original ACCESS Portable, but adds an audio channel, a larger touch screen, and a digital mixing stage. ACCESS NX will be available for demo at the Comrex booth (C1633). Notable new features include a five-inch capacitive touch screen that doesn’t require a stylus, which simplifies set up and operation.

Comrex will also unveil Opal, at NAB 2017. Opal, short for Opus Portal, is an IP audio gateway, and will be available for demo at the Comrex booth. Comrex Opal creates a studio internet audio portal. Once installed, Opal serves a web page to anyone who accesses it through a computer or Android device (with a microphone, earpiece, and browser). This web page will allow a user to click a button and broadcast from their computer or phone in high fidelity. High quality return audio is also provided to the guest. Opal allows remote guests to deliver “studio quality” sound, without the need for any special equipment on their end. Opal is ideal for users who need to coordinate call-ins with non-technical remote guests - guests can simply click a link, and connect instantly. For more information, contact info@comrex.com .

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Bear & The Bull Raise Big For St. Jude Hospital

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– The holidays may be over, but radio is still in the giving mood as Alaska’s K-Bear 104.1 and Portsmouth's 95.3 raised big for St. Jude. Shown on top, Alpha Media, Alaska's KBRJ/K-Bear 104.1 raised $81,910 during their 20th Annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. The phone bank was manned by volunteers from the Alaska Air National Guard. “After 20 years of radiothons, I’m still amazed at the outpouring of support from our community for St. Jude. Hearing the phones ring and seeing the total go up, makes me proud of my staff and all of our volunteers,” remarked Matt Valley, KBRJ Program Director.

Meanwhile, 95.3 The Bull, Portsmouth held its second annual Country Cares For Kids Radiothon and raised over $26,000 to benefit St. Jude. “We know that $20 every month can be a significant amount of money, but the Seacoast community stepped up and showed their generosity,” said Lance Houston, Program Director for 95.3 The Bull.

PHOTO/ From Left to right: Kyle Dooley—regional development representative-st. jude children's research hospital tim moore-senior vice president-programming-iheart media-new hampshire lance houston-program director 95-3 the bull mark mason-promotions director and midday personality, 95-3 the bull matt provo—digital director and pm drive personality, 95-3 the bull Renee Dunn, regional event specialist, st. jude children's research hospital geoff graves, i-t director and engineer for iheart media, new hampshire

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[WATCH] Art Vuolo's Herb Oscar Anderson Video Tribute Up And Running On YouTube

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 –– While still on the mend following knee replacement surgery, Art Vuolo reminded us that in spite the pain, he was able to put together, yet another, of his beloved video tributes. The latest was for the late, iconic New York host Herb Oscar Anderson who passed away on January 29th. Art says "If it makes you laugh AND cry then I will have succeeded in making a lasting memorial to a true radio giant." WATCH HERE

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7Bonnaroo & Coachella Organizers Talking 'Super Festival'

SNL's Weekend Update Mulling Primetime Spinoff Next Season?

Bonnaroo & Coachella Organizers Talking SUPER FESTIVAL In Colorado

Katy Perry To Debut New Single During Grammys

[WATCH] Matt Damon Sneaks On Kimmel! Live Dressed As Tom Brady

Rosie O'Donnell Wants To Play Steve Bannon On SNL

[WATCH] Gaga's Sales Surge Over 1000% Following SB Appearance

...To Guest Judge Season Premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race: WATCH

Madonna Granted Adoption Order For Two More Kids

SOURCES: Kate Upton Made 'Diva Demands' Over SI Cover

[WATCH] Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn In 'Snatched'

PHOTO/Bonnaroo

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ON-AIR: Leeann Tweeden Joins KABC/LA's McIntyre Show As News Anchor

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– Cumulus has named radio and television personality Leeann Tweeden as News Anchor for 790 KABC/Los Angeles morning show, McIntyre in the Morning. Tweeden joins Host Doug McIntyre and Sportscaster Randy Wang weekdays from 5AM-10AM. Previously, Tweeden co-hosted LA Today with Roggin & Tweeden on AM570 LA Sports Radio.

Tweeden is a frequent social and political commentator on television shows including: Hannity (FOX News), Dr. Drew (HLN), Red Eye (FOX News) and Good Day L.A.. Tweeden was formerly Co-Host of UFC Tonight on FOX SPORTS, was Co-Anchor of Good Day L.A. and developed a national profile as a cast member of FSN’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period. She was also Host of NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship and the popular late night show, Poker After Dark.

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PROGRAMMING: Chase Murphy Named PD For MIX 96.5 Houston

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– CBS RADIO Houston announced that Chase Murphy has accepted the position of 76Program Director for Mix 96.5, KHMX-FM (Hot AC). “Chase is a leader, a team builder, a talent coach and a builder of brands. He is the perfect fit for KHMX, a big brand with great heritage in the Houston market,” said Sarah Frazier, SVP/MM, CBS RADIO Houston.

“I would like to thank Sarah Frazier, Jeff Sottolano, Steve Salhaney and Bruce Logan for all their support! I’m looking forward to working with the industry’s best and brightest at CBS Radio! Being a kid from Texas and getting a chance to program KHMX is like a dream come true! Go Texans!" Murphy will join Mix 96.5 after stints at iHeart Media as an Operations Manager and Regional Program Director. He also spent time in Greenville with Entercom. Murphy is also a published author of Pull the Trigger and #TryHarder as well as a blogger and motivational speaker.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Paul Burton Named VP/GM For Adams' Salisbury/Ocean City Cluster

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– Adams Radio Group has named Paul Burton VP & GM for it Salisbury - Ocean City, MD cluster. Paul started hi s radio career in 1987 in Baltimore, MD with WCBM-AM. Later, he served WBAL-AM and Radio One. Paul comes to Adams from Iheart Radio where he served as VP of Sales in Salisbury until last October. Paul joined iHeart Media as an account executive and was promoted to Local Sales Manager shortly after. 2015 Paul became SVP of Sales.

"I am so excited to be working in the community I love and with four heritage radio stations. Adams and I share the same vision in regard serving the community . The live and local aspect of Adams Radio will allow me and my team to truly super-serve the local area across Delmarva.

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SPORTS: ESPN St. Louis Adds Chris Rongey To 'The Fast Lane'; Jon Marks Joins Lineup At 94WIP Philly

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– the Pride of St. Louis Sports welcomes a new addition - native St. Louisan and veteran media professional Chris Rongey (L) – to the 101 ESPN’s PM Drive show “The Fast Lane” team. Rongey’s first day on “The Fast Lane” will be Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. Chris Rongey joins the St. Louis sports-talk radio station from 14 years spent on the air at WSCR-AM 670 “The Score” in Chicago, where he served as pregame and postgame host for White Sox games, as well as update anchor, occasional play-by-play analyst and Chicago’s Daily Herald columnist. Chris was the studio host for the White Sox from 2006-2015, hosting pregame and postgame and a weekly Sox show (while WSCR was the team's flagship) He also served as an alternate play-by-play/color commentator for White Sox radio broadcasts.

-- CBS RADIO Philadelphia’s SportsRadio 94WIP announced the addition of Jon Marks (L) to the airstaff. Marks will host the 6:00-10:00 PM shift beginning Tuesday, February 7th, as well as anchor week-day Phillies pre-game and post-game coverage, provide content for CBSPhilly.com and contribute to WIP’s daytime lineup. Marks said, “It's an exciting time in Philadelphia sports and I couldn't be more thrilled to be in charge of the airwaves every night on WIP. I'd like to thank Spike (Program Directo) and David Yadgaroff (Market Manager) for this opportunity. I can't wait to get started.” Marks worked at WPEN-AM/FM from 2006-2016 in various producing and hosting roles, most notably as Mike Missanelli's Executive Producer and on-air sidekick from 2008-2012. He later co-hosted the station's first morning show on the FM dial. Brian Haddad, who previously hosted the 6:00-10:00 PM shift, will remain with WIP as Creative Services Director.

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PODCASTING: iHeart & AdAge Team For Launch Of Tagline

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– iHeart and AdAge team with Bulleit Frontier Whiskey to bring Storytellers and Creators together in its new Tagline podcast. The premier episode, which aired on Monday (2.6) featured guests Wendy Clark (top right), President and CEO of DDB North America and Rob Reilly (bottom right), Global Creative Chairman of McCann Worldgroup; as well as host Rob Norman, Chairman of GroupM North America on whether marketers are making or chasing culture today

Tagline will be one of the first podcasts to benefit from iHeartMedia’s recently announced partnership with ART19 to provide first-of-its-kind listening data about when users start, stop, and skip during an episode, as well as listener demographics. Tagline is hosted by Rob Norman, Chairman of GroupM North America. Tagline will air twice monthly on iHeartRadio and AdAge.com

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NETWORKS: Award Winners To Perform During Cumulus/WWO's Grammy Radio Row Experience

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media | Westwood One will present an array of special programming, exclusive brand activations, and backstage performances in celebration of the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, Music’s Biggest Night®. The Westwood One Backstage Live at the GRAMMYS® weekend will include live performances from Columbia Recording artist and multiple GRAMMY Award-winners Train (L), Republic recording artist Marian Hill, and Hollywood Records recording artist Ocean Park Standoff.

“The number one priority for Westwood One is to deliver great content to our listeners,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Corporate Marketing, Cumulus, and President, Westwood One. “Our longstanding partnership with NARAS enables Westwood One to leverage its exclusive access to the GRAMMYS, which brings the excitement to life for our listeners and allows us to create great content that they cannot find anywhere else. Our second priority is to provide our marketing partners unique opportunities to showcase their brands within relevant content and engaged audiences. Westwood One Backstage Live at the GRAMMYS® weekend delivers on both priorities and we are looking forward to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.” The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from LA’s Staples Center on Sunday, February 12 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/5 pm PT on CBS. The Late Late Show star James Corden makes his debut as GRAMMYS host.

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SYNDICATION: The House of Hair with Dee Snider Hits 20 Years And 1000 Shows Mark

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– Twisted Sister front man and legendary Rock icon, Dee Snider, celebrates 20 years and 1,000 shows with his national radio show, The House of Hair, syndicated through Sun Broadcast Group. Snider’s special 1,000th episode will air this Saturday, February 11thth. To celebrate, The House of Hair with Dee Snider is giving one lucky winner a Gibson guitar, complete with amp and accessories. Listeners must tune-in and Shazam to enter.

Dee Snider host of the House of Hair said, "When I started doing this show in 1997, Grunge still had a death-grip on the airwaves and "heavy metal" was a dirty word. I wondered if anybody would be interested in listening to a bunch of "old hair bands." 1000 shows later, and in our 20th year, I guess I didn't need to wonder. "Hair metal," as it's so dismissively called, is not only the soundtrack of a generation, but the go to music of whole new generations. It seems that the House of Hair and the bands and songs it represents brings back one very important, but sadly missing element to the music scene...F-U-N! If it ain't metal...IT'S CRAP!" For more information about The House of Hair with Dee Snider, contact Ron Rivlin at 212-380-9303 or RRivlin@sunbgi.com.

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PRODUCTS: ReelWorld Launches Fuzion Jingle Package

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2017 –– ReelWorld has introduced a new hybrid style jingle package called Fuzion. Fuzion pairs the sonic impact of imaging with the proven melodic recall of a sung vocal to create truly unique short-form station IDs. ReelWorld President Mike Thomas commented: “We've been talking about fusing imaging and jingles for years. We finally did it! The end result is not only an amazing array of IDs, but the creation of an entirely new imaging category that bridges the gap between jingles and sweepers. I couldn't be more proud of what we've created and can't wait to hear Fuzion on the air across North America and around the world.”

Fuzion has already debuted on select stations around the globe. It features the renowned musical composition and production talent behind ReelWorld Jingles and Production Vault. Their obsession with evolving the sound of radio led them to this new breakthrough in sonic branding. Fuzion is available for syndication around the world. CLICK HERE FOR INFO

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7Did The Simpson's Predict The Future? Brinkley Returns To SI

 

REPORT: Adele Passes On $50 Million Endorsement Deal

Bell Media and Music Mogul Scott Borchetta Join Forces to Showcase Music Talent Worldwide

UH OH: CNN Confirms it Passed On Kellyanne Interview

THE WRAP: The Hollywood Reporter & Billboard For Sale

Steven Tyler's Super Car Raises $800K For Charity

George Michael’s Family May Have To Wait Until March For Body To Be Released Due To Tests

[WATCH] How 'The Simpsons' Predicted The Future

Christie Brinkley Kills It In Return To Sports Illustrated At 63

[WATCH] Britney Spears Opens Up Over Niece's ATV Accident

Even The Pope Had a Message On Super Bowl Sunday

TAKE A DEEP BREATH: Kanye West Deletes Donald Trump from His Twitter Timeline

PHOTO/Columbia Records

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Entercom 'Voluntarily' Turns In KDND Sacramento's License

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– Following the announcement of its merge with CBS Radio, Entercom said on Friday that its KDND-FM (107.9 The End) Sacramento will move to what is now KUDL-FM (Star 106.5) beginning today reports The Sacramento Bee. Beginning today, the transfer will create The End 106.5 and replace the current Star 106.5 format

The company said in a statement: “After careful consideration, Entercom determined it is in the company’s best interests to voluntarily turn in the KDND license to facilitate the timely FCC approvals for the planned combination with CBS Radio announced on Thursday.”

The FCC last year acknowledged there were “serious questions as to whether Entercom operated Station KDND in the public interest” during its previous license term. The FCC referred the license renewal to an administrative law judge for review. Lawyers for Entercom said Friday that Entercom on Feb. 8 will permanently discontinue KDND 107.9 and submit its license to the FCC for cancellation.

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Trump Rings Up WWO's Jim Gray For SB Pregame

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– President Donald Trump recorded a one-on-one interview with Westwood One host Jim Gray for yesterday's pregame and halftime shows of the Westwood One broadcast of Super Bowl LI. During the interview, President Trump touched on sports gambling, concussions in the NFL, use of medical marijuana by NFL players and how his immigration policy might affect the 2024 L.A. Olympic bid

Gray touched on politics addressing an earlier comment by Trump during his interview with Bill O'Reilly on Fox. "Leaving aside your desire to have a productive relationship with President Putin, your comments earlier today to Bill O’Reilly on Fox before the Super Bowl seemed to indicate and equivalency between the actions of our government and the actions of the Russian government. Can you kind of clarify that statement?" "Well, I don’t have to clarify it. The question was do you respect him. He’s a head of a major country. He’s actually very popular in his country if you listen to various reports that are actually put out by polling agencies and various groups within our country, whether they like it or not. But, they asked me whether or not I respect him – he’s the leader of a major country – and you know what my answer was." LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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BUSINESS: Beasley To Divest Six Stations In Greenville-New Bern, Jacksonville, NC

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– Beasley Broadcast Group has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell WNCT-AM, WNCT-FM, WSFL-FM, WIKS-FM, WMGV-FM and WXNR-FM, which serve the Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, North Carolina market, for $11 million in cash to CMG Coastal Carolina, LLC, a subsidiary of Curtis Media Group. Beasley Broadcast Group intends to use proceeds from the divestiture to reduce debt. CMG Coastal Carolina, which is affiliated with Curtis Media Group, intends to spin-off WNCT-FM to Inner Banks Media, LLC.

Caroline Beasley, Chief Executive Officer of Beasley Broadcast Group, commented, “Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Beasley has established a long-term record of successfully optimizing its station portfolio through both strategic acquisitions and divestitures to drive returns for our shareholders. Last November we completed the accretive acquisition of Greater Media, adding 17 stations (net of divestitures) and four attractive new markets to our operating footprint. We are making continued progress with the integration of the new stations as we apply our proven strategies that focus on strong core programming and targeted localism to support ratings and market leadership. We are confident that the stations being divested will continue to offer listeners in Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville great local programming.”

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Mike Saffer Named Market President For iHeart Tucson; Don Pollnow Tapped As VPP/MM For Cumulus Green Bay Cluster; Jacapps Adds Sari Zalesin, Shifts Alex Burnstein To Marketing Director

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia Tucson announced that Mike Saffer has been named Market President, effective immediately. He'll oversee 93.7 KRQ, My 92.9, Hot 98.3, 97.1 The Bull, Tejano 1600, and news talk brands 790 KNST and 1450 KTZR. Saffer will also manage the market’s live concerts, community events and promotion initiatives. Saffer previously served as the Vice President of Sales for Clear Channel Outdoor Tucson.

Cumulus Media announced it has appointed Don Pollnow as Vice President/Market Manager for its six-station group in Green Bay, WI. Pollnow joins Cumulus from LM Communications in Lexington, KY, where he was National Sales Manager. Prior to that, he held General Manager positions for NRG Media in Wausau/Stevens Point, WI and for Renda Broadcasting In Oklahoma City, OK. Pollnow was also General Manager for Clear Channel Radio in Little Rock, AR, and was General Manager for Cumulus Media-Topeka, KS, from 1999-2004.

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Alex Burnstein is taking on the leadership of jacapps' newly formed marketing team. "Alex has been with us since the beginning," says Jacobs, "and her knowledge of our clients and their businesses will help us to better serve them, while also helping us to open up new markets for our company.

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PROGRAMMING: CMG Names Rick Thomas OM For Tampa Cluster

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa has named Rick Thomas as Operations Manager for WWRM-FM Magic 94.9, WSUN-FM 97X, WPOI-FM HOT 101.5, 102.5 The Bone WHPT-FM , 105.5 The Dove WDUV-FM, 107.3 The Eagle WXGL-FM, and all digital content. Thomas will also serve as HOT 101.5 WPOI - FM's Director of Branding and Programming.“

Previously, Thomas served as Program Director of CBS New York City’s 923 Amp Radio. Other programming highlights include successful time at K-Earth 101 and 947 The Wave in Los Angeles, as well as Magic 925 and Z90 in San Diego. "The quality of the people, and the company that one chooses to go to war for are just as important as the yearning for a great competitive challenge.” said Thomas, “As soon as I met Keith Lawless , I realized we would do big things together. I'm so pumped and excited to partner with Keith, CMG CHR format boss JJ Rice, and reuniting with CMG SVP of Programming Steve Smith, whom I have known for three decades.

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KJ & Kesha Debuts In Mornings On Boston's New 97.7

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– Boston’s brand new Urban radio station 97.7 FM, Boston has debuted The Morning Wake Up with KJ and Kesha, featuring KJ Carson and Kesha Monk. KJ Carson (L) returns to Boston radio after 17 years. His career began in Greensboro, NC with stops in Charlotte, Kansas City, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and previous experience in Boston as the Morning Drive Host of the legendary WILD-AM.

Kesha Monk (R) has hosted radio programs in the largest markets in the country including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Kesha is a product of a musical family; both of her parents were professional gospel recording artists and her great uncle was the legendary jazz musician, Thelonious Monk.

Delivering on his promise to hire a local air staff, 97.7 FM PD, Chris Malone, unveils The Morning Wake Up just one month after the station launch. “It’s incredible to be a part of a company committed to investing in outstanding local personalities, he said. Malone says other talent additions for the new station will be announced soon. Chris Malone Program Director

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Steve Harvey Moving Radio Show From Atlanta To LA

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– Kevin Ross of Radio Facts revealed last Thursday that Steve Harvey is moving his syndicated radio morning show from Atlanta to Los Angeles. RF writes "Harvey will relocate his radio show from Atlanta to Los Angeles in May. This would give his show a greater advantage over getting more exclusives and a better chance that he will actually be in the studio since he is rarely in the studio in Atlanta. Harvey’s show airs on LA's KJLH. Harvey has based his show in Atlanta for several years along with cast members Shirley Strawberry, Carla Ferrell and Thomas Miles.

The AJC's Rodney Ho reports Harvey hasn’t been spending much time in Atlanta anyway except when he’s shooting “Family Feud” in June and July. Los Angeles is also where Harvey shoots NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” the celebrity edition of “Family Feud” and the new show ‘Funderdome.”

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Roula & Ryan Scoop Question At Gaga Presser

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2017 –– Props are in order for Cumulus/KRBE Houston's Roula & Ryan who somehow scooped a question during a Pepsi sponsored televised press conference on Friday before the Super Bowl. Following questions from a select group of TV celebrities from ET, Terry Bradshow and others, the final question went to Radio's Roula & Ryan who probed a possible tie-in with the long-standing 'Astrodome' which sits across the way from NRG stadium. As with other questions about her then upcoming performance, Gaga stayed mum, but promised excitement. In hindsight, that was putting it mildly. WATCH CONFERENCE HERE (Roula's question comes at about the 18min mark)

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7USA Today's Ad Meter Rates Super Bowl Ads; OMG! Melissa McCarthy

 

[WATCH] All the New Movie Trailers That Debuted During the 2017 Super Bowl

..Yes, Those Were Drones During Lady Gaga's SB Performance

... USA Today's Super Bowl Ad Meter Rates 2017 Commercials

[WATCH] Melissa McCarthy Nails Sean Spicer Impression In SNL Open

[WATCH] Ryan Reynolds Gives Lap Dance During Harvard Roast

[WATCH] Mariah Carey Burns $250k Wedding Dress

REPORT: Trump Vetoed Marla Maples’ Tell-All

HIDE THE CHILDREN: SI Swimsuit 2017 Rookie Mia Kang

Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds' Documentary Heading to Showtime

UPDATE: Michael Bublé & Luisana Lopilato Say Son Noah Is 'Progressing Well During His Treatment'

Tech CEO Suing BuzzFeed For Naming Him In Story About Trump's Alleged Russian Ties

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The Entercom/CBS Merger Means 'A Stronger Industry' Writes BIA Kelsey

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 –– In light of yesterday's blockbuster announcement of Entercom and CBS Radio's merger, BIA KELSEY's SVP Mark Fratrik blogged what this merger will likely mean is 'a stronger radio industry.' Adding that the Entercom-CBS Radio group would be closer to the size of the industry leader – iHeart Media – this could foster the radio industry’s ability to compete against its many new competitors. As shown in graphs at left of major radio groups, pre-and post-acquisition, according to BIA/Kelsey’s estimated revenues, CBS Radio was more than 50% lower than iHeart, and Entercom was over 66%, in terms of over the air advertising revenue, now the combined company is only approximately one-third lower.

Fratrik points out that the combined company will have to divest itself of some stations in markets where they exceed the present local ownership caps – Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, Seattle-Tacoma, WA, San Diego, CA and Sacramento, CA. But, in most markets there is little, if no overlap. More competition for listeners and more competition for advertisers has led to many changes to the industry. This combination is just another one of those changes. SEE REPORT HERE

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[WATCH] Former Cleveland Host Sentenced 30 Months For Stealing Thousands In Charity Scam

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 –– A former Cleveland radio producer has been sentenced for profiting from a fundraiser intended for a woman with cystic fibrosis reports FOX 8/Cleveland. County Common Pleas Judge Brian Corrigan sentenced Joseph Spooner, known as J.G. Spooner, a producer at 92.3 The Fan, to 30 months in jail on Thursday. He must also pay $16,000 in restitution.

In November, he pleaded guilty to money laundering and theft charges. Court documents said he stole more than $7,300 from a GoFundMe account set up for a woman with cystic fibrosis. He offered to use his role at the radio station to promote the fundraiser and make it go viral, prosecutors said. When the family started asking about the money, Spooner blamed GoFundMe. "Everyone knew Joseph Spooner as a radio personality, but I don't think anyone knew that he was a heartless con man," prosecutors said on Thursday. In December, Spooner was charged in a second scam. WATCH HERE

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[WATCH] Radio Row Now SB's Other 'Big Show'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 –– Thousands of reporters have descended on Houston this week to cover the Super Bowl, but now radio row 'is a show in itself 'reports KHOU TV. The widespread media availability also brings in many players not competing in Sunday's game, like New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees. "You're talking about one of the great football states, right. So people get excited about football and what is the pinnacle of our game which is the Super Bowl championship," Brees said. "I've got relationships with a lot of the guys that I end up talking to on the radio," Brees said. "Some of them are former players, or former coaches, some of them are just longtime media guys you've known your whole career. So there's relationships there, so each one stands alone."

Of note, among those in attendance is Mike Francesa. He and Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, former partners at WFAN, reunited for an hour-long chat on Russo's SiriusXM Show. Also there is Boston's Sport's Hub's Toucher & Rich (Rich Shertenlieb shown with Papa John's founder John Schnatter). Other groups like Westwood One were there en force (photo of Tiki Barber and WWO sideline reporter Tony Boselli on doing interview). Other non-sports hosts were there as well such as KRBE/Houston's Roula and Ryan Show (shown at right is Exec. Producer Eric Rowe. (TOP PHOTO/courtesy of Jana Polsky Westwood One)

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ON-AIR: Cumulus Taps Zannie K. For Afternoon Drive And APD At The Vibe Minneapolis; Chadd & Kristi Take Over Mornings At B98.7 Tampa On Monday; Lin Brehmer Celebrates 25 Years In Mornings At 93XRT

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 –– Cumulus Media has appointed programming and on-air veteran Zannie K. (top left) as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host for Classic Hip Hop station, 105 the Vibe/WGVX-FM in Minneapolis, MN. His show debuted on Monday, January 30, 2017. He also hosts “Zannie K’s Throwback Theory” on 105 The Vibe on Saturday nights at 10PM. In addition, Zannie will host the Sunday, Midday show for Westwood One's 24/7 AC, Hot AC and Top 40 affiliates across the U.S. This marks a return to the Twin Cities for Zannie, who served two tours of duty on-air at both KDWB and the former KTTB (B96) for four and seven years, respectively. His other stops include: three years as Assistant Program Director/Music Director at iHeart Media-Austin's KHFI and KPEZ, WPYO in Orlando and most recently, three years as Music Director and On-Air Personality, Evenings, at KCLD in St. Cloud, MN. Scott Jameson, Operations Manager/VP Classic Rock for Cumulus Media said: “We’ve seen consistent growth with The Vibe, and adding Zannie to Afternoon Drive will no doubt sustain the positive momentum for our listeners and advertisers.”

-- Tampa’s top-rated, married morning show stars “Chadd & Kristi” will debut their morning show on The New b98.7 on Monday, February 6. Beasley Media Group Tampa kicked off this new Mainstream Adult Contemporary station with 10,000 songs in a row, on January 5th. The New B98.7 features Today’s Hits and Yesterday's Favorites from a wide variety of artists, such as Maroon 5, Pink and Journey. “We’re happy to be able to do what we love and serve the community that we call home,” added Kristi “We’re eager to join the morning lineup at Beasley Media Group, which is just as committed to the Tampa Bay community as we are!”

-- Lin Brehmer, XRT Chicago's morning host who's nterviewed everyone from Mick Jagger to Bono is marking 25 years as the morning host at WXRT! 93XRT. Lin and Mary Dixon will host a very special LIVE broadcast at Kings Bowl at MB Financial Park in Rosemont today, February 3rd. The broadcast and webcast will begin at 5:30am and will feature live music and appearances from special guests.

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SYNDICATION: Colin Cowherd Tops BSM's National Sports Radio Shows; Stephanie Miller Returns To The Air In Atlanta

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2017 –– Barrett Sports Media, who recently revealed their top local sports host have now released its top 20 national show. Topping the 2016 list was Fox Sports Radio's Colin Cowherd, followed by fellow FSR's Dan Patrick - at #3 ESPN's Mike & Mike - #4 Dan Le Batard and #5, CBS' Jim Rome - SEE COMPLETE LIST HERE

-- WYM Media Management announced that The Stephanie Miller Show will return to Atlanta beginning February 20th on AM 1690 The Voice of the Arts (WMLB AM) from 10a-12n ET weekdays. This is Stephanie’s return to this station, she was on it years ago when they were an Air America affiliate. “We are very excited to add WMLB AM Atlanta to The Stephanie Miller Show’s growing affiliate list and to have her heard in Atlanta once again! There has never been a more important time in recent Talk Radio history to level the playing field…”,

Stephanie is about to embark on her second consecutive year touring as the headliner of the Stephanie Miller Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour. The 2017 tour is aptly called The Stephanie Miller Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour. Her devoted fans have helped to make it the highest grossing political comedy tour ever. For more information, contact Debbie Greenbaum at debgreenbaum@gmail.com.

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CONDOLENCES: ABC News' Bob Benson Passes Away

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2017 –– ABC News President James Goldston wrote to his staff: "Team, I am sorry to report a longtime member of the ABC family passed away this week. Bob Benson died on Sunday after a glorious career spanning four decades in radio. Bob was known as a journalist who loved our profession and the people of ABC News. He was passionate about radio. He got his start as a high school student in Illinois on WIZZ. He was later a staff member at WIRE in Indianapolis, where he attended Butler University. Bob went on to KOIL in Omaha to become the National News Director for Star Stations and was assigned to cover the war in Vietnam.

In 1966 he joined ABC as News Director of WLS in Chicago, and then he joined ABC station KGO in San Francisco. In 1974 Bob left ABC to launch AP Radio in Washington. He returned to ABC in New York as Vice President of ABC News, where he had a long and successful career in charge of news and sports for the radio networks. Bob was blessed with a golden voice. When he was young, he MC'ed many rock & roll concerts including the Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones. Later he was executive producer of the first Live Aid Concert, where ABC radio broadcast 24 hours of uninterrupted programming across the country. -- he is survived by his two sons, William and Robert; and four beautiful grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Anna and Peter. A memorial service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda on Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances can be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society, 25200 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family.

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7Schwarzenegger Fires Back At Trump Over 'Apprentice' Dig

 

[WATCH] Melissa McCarthy in Kia's No-Sacrifices-Environmentalism Super Bowl Ad

James Corden To Host American Songbook Gala honoring Boss Leslie Moonves And CBS Network

Arnold Schwarzenegger Fires Back At Donald Trump's Over National Prayer Breakfast Dig

Megyn Kelly Rumored To Take ‘Today’ Top Spot Alongside Lauer

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Plans Tribute To Miguel Ferrer

Justin Timberlake and Kevin Hart Lead Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

[WATCH] Beyonce Pregnancy Photo Breaks Selena Gomez Record for Most-Liked Instagram Pic

[WATCH] Britney Spears Had Wardrobe Malfunction On Stage In Vegas

David Cassiday Set To Retire

Nicki Minaj LA Mansion Robbed

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NEWS ALERT: CBS Corporation And Entercom Announce Merger Of CBS Radio With Entercom

THE MOUTH FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) and CBS Corporation today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement by which Entercom will combine with CBS Radio in a tax-free merger. The transaction will create a preeminent radio platform, with a nationwide footprint of 244 stations, including 23 of the top 25 U.S. markets, as well as robust digital capabilities and a growing events platform. “This agreement is great for shareholders and achieves our previously stated objectives by separating our radio business in the best possible way,” said Leslie Moonves (Left), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. “Entercom is a superbly run company, and together with CBS Radio’s powerful brands and remarkable people, we are creating an organization that will be even better positioned to succeed in this rapidly evolving media landscape.”

David J. Field (R), President and CEO of Entercom, who will lead the combined company, said, “These two great companies, with their impressive histories, complementary assets, and premier content and brands, are a perfect strategic and cultural fit, enabling us to deliver local connection on a national scale and drive accelerated growth. We look forward to welcoming our talented new colleagues at CBS Radio, and we have the utmost respect for their significant contributions to the industry.”

“The merger will create a leading local media and entertainment company with strong, complementary assets on a national scale, including: · A leading sports platform with the rights to broadcast 45 pro sports teams, including the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Golden State Warriors, and 100+ popular local sports talk shows, including the most-listened-to sports talk station in the country, as well as the CBS Sports Radio Network, which is made up of 300 affiliated radio stations across the country · Leadership in news and news/talk format, with some of the most-listened-to news and talk radio stations nationwide, including 1010 WINS in NY, KNX in LA, and WBBM in Chicago.

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The ACM Announce Nominees For 2017 Radio Awards

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– The Academy of Country Music® announced the full list of Radio Awards nominees for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. The following radio awards will be presented during our ACM Party for a Cause® event at The Joint on Saturday, April 1 in Las Vegas, NV.

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen The Big D and Bubba Show Cody Alan CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan Kix Brooks American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks Lon Helton Country Countdown USA Tracy Lawrence Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET Chris & Nina KMLE-FM Phoenix, AZ George, Mo & Cowboy Dave KILT-FM Houston, TX Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC Rob & Linda Show - Rob Stone & Linda Lee WYCD-FM Southfield, MI Tanner in the Morning WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET (tie within category increased nominees) Ally & Andy WDSY-FM Pittsburgh, PA Big Dave, Chelsie and Statt WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH Dave O’Brien WLHK-FM Indianapolis, IN Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman WFMS-FM Indianapolis, IN Marty McFly WSM-FM Nashville, TN Q Morning Crew - Mike, Marty and Janie WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN Jack Ryan WMYL-FM Clinton, TN Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay WQMX-FM Akron, OH Steve & Geoff KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7 KXKT-FM Omaha, NE

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews WCOW-FM Sparta, WI Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton WYCT-FM Pensacola, FL Jason and Ashley "The Q Crew" on Q100.3 KRWQ-FM Medford, OR Scotty Cox & Cara Denis KCLR-FM Columbia, MO The Roger & Carl y Morning Show KORA-FM Bryan, TX

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET (tie within category increased nominees) KKBQ-FM Houston, TX KMLE-FMPhoenix, AZ KUPL-FM Portland, OR WIL-FM St. Louis, MO WKKT-FM Charlotte, NC WSOC-FM Charlotte, NC RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET KAJA-FM San Antonio, TX WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC WSIX-FM Nashville, TN WSM-FM Nashville, TN WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET CKRY-FM Calgary, AB KAWO-FM Boise, ID KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA KXKT-FM Omaha, NE WIVK-FM Knoxville, TN RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET KCLR-FM Columbia, MO KKNU-FM Eugene, OR KTHK-FM Idaho Falls, ID WCOW-FM Sparta, WI WXFL-FM Florence, AL

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

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ON-AIR: Brian Joyce Expands Show to WYAY-FM Atlanta; MIX-FM Tucson's Bobby Rich Makes Startling Announcement

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– Cumulus Media has named Brian Joyce as Afternoon Host on NewsRadio 106.7/WYAY-FM in Atlanta, GA. Joyce’s show will air weekdays from 3PM-6PM, and will debut on Monday, February 13, 2017. Joyce’s will follow Shannon Burke, The Kimmer, Rob Stadler and Cheryl White on WYAY and continue to host his current midday show from 1PM-3PM on Cumulus Media-Chattanooga, TN’s Talk Radio 102.3/WGOW-FM.

Joyce grew up in Boston and before heading south was on-air talent for several New England stations including WRKO. Joyce is a regular contributor on Fox News and a featured blogger on Huffington Post. He has been named to Talkers 7Magazine’s “Heavy Hundred” list and was named one of ReelWorld's original Top 5 “Rising Stars” at Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago.

-- Longtime Tucson host Bobby Rich who just moved to afternoons on 94.9 MIXFM after a lengthy run on mornings caught everyone off-guard yesterday by posting on Facebook that he and the station, owned by Scripps, were parting ways.

"I made a big mistake and said something I should not have said. Even though I regret it and apologized, I own it, and now it becomes necessary for my association with MIXfm and Scripps Tucson to conclude. We have been through so much in the last 25 years… From my daughters growing up before your ears, to the horrific news of 9-11 and January 8, to UA Wildcat wins and losses... you always treated me as a friend, and I responded in kind through good times and bad. "We" were there for each other and that will stay with me eternally. I won't be heard on MIXfm anymore, but there won't be a going away party. Wherever you go my love goes with you. Vaya con Dios. Station officials later confirmed his exit.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Cody Welling Rises To VP/MM For Cumulus Shreveport/Bossier City

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– Cumulus Media has appointed Cody Welling as Vice President/Market Manager for the company’s five radio stations in Shreveport/Bossier City, LA. Welling rises from the Director of Sales role for Cumulus Media’s eight-station cluster in Toledo/Monroe, OH, where he previously served as General Sales Manager. Prior to that, Welling was General Sales Manager and Director of Sales for Great Plains Media in Bloomington/Normal, IL, and was Local Sales Manager for ESPN Radio in Toledo.

Welling said: “I’m excited to lead Cumulus Media’s legendary group of stations in the Shreveport, Louisiana market. The passion of our team in Shreveport has made this an easy transition. The leadership from CEO, Mary Berner, SVP Jeff Brown, and RVP Mark Sullivan truly represents Cumulus’s goal of individual markets serving their community, listeners, clients, shareholders, and our employees. All great leaders are surrounded by great people along the way. I would like to thank my former Cumulus team in Toledo, along with Toledo- Monroe RVP Andy Stuart and DOS Dana DiModica for their support in my new role.”

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PROGRAMMING: Sean Strife Named PD For iHeart's Y957 Cedar Rapids

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– iHeart Cedar Rapids announced that Sean Strife has been named Program Director for Y957 FM, Cedar Rapids. Previously Strife worked as the Producer for KIIS FM’s On Air With Ryan Seacrest in LA.

He also produced the Jesse Lozano in the Morning show and was an on-air personality for iHeartMedia Los Angeles’ Sports Talk station brand, AM 570 LA Sports – Home of the Dodgers. Strife is originally from Boca Raton, Fl. and began his career in the radio industry in Gainesville and West Palm Beach before moving to LA in 2013.

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‘Serial’ Team Releasing A New True-Crime Show

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 – It’s been over two years since the ginormous “Serial” poscast debuted. The show went on to snag a Peabody award, “Saturday Night Live” created a parody sketch in its honor, and host Sarah Koenig (L) became the first, true podcast celebrity. huffpo reports Koenig and her team are returning to their true-crime roots with a new show, “S-Town,” which will debut in March. Unlike previous seasons of “Serial” and most other podcasts, the team will release all episodes at once. It’s entirely possible that podcast fans are about to have their first large-scale binging moment.

This is Serial Productions’ first spinoff series although, as mentioned above, “Serial” is already a spinoff of “This American Life,” which began as a radio show. Julie Snyder, who co-created “Serial” with Koenig, will executive produce. Longtime “TAL” host Brian Reed will host. The editorial team for “S-Town” also includes Koenig, “TAL” creator Ira Glass and iStarlee Kine, who left the media startup Gimlet last year after the premature end of her popular podcast, “Mystery Show.” Production of “S-Town” began when a man reached out to “This American Life” bitterly complaining about his small Alabama town. He wanted a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who had allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder.

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CBS Radio Chicago Unveils Culinary Kitchen

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– The CBS Radio Chicago cluster of seven local radio stations unveiled a Culinary Kitchen space inside its studio complex at Prudential Plaza reports bizjournal.com. Dina Sayyed, events and strategy director for CBS Radio Chicago, said musicians who are heard on CBS Radio stations might do a performance at the Blue Cross Blue Shield performance space inside the CBS Studios. Then they might stick around to do a cooking or wine demonstration in the nearby Culinary Kitchen if their talents extend into those areas. Likewise, pro athletes who are spotlighted on CBS Radio Chicago's local all-sports WSCR-AM also might show up to do a cooking event.

The new kitchen is built out with audio and video capabilities to allow for taping of the cooking demonstrations and for live-streaming of the events at culinarykitchenChicago.com. Sources say Tim Pohlman, who arrived last year as market manager for CBS Radio Chicago, pushed to get the kitchen project off the ground. Added Pohlman: "CBS Radio Chicago continues to be a leader in producing innovative experiences that supplement our radio brands and offer exciting and non-traditional avenues of exposure for our clients. The Culinary Kitchen is another great example of the forward thinking and creativity we offer to satisfy the tastes of discerning locals in this ever-evolving market."

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[WATCH] Lars Larson Invades The White House

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THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– As Jockline reported yesterday, FM New 101 Portland's Lars Larson became of the first people to ask questions during the daily White House briefings via Skype. As promised, he fielded the third question and began by referring to the press secretary as “Commander Spicer.” He then continued with by asking “Does President Trump want to start returning the people’s land to the people?

You can connect with the video below to hear the full exchange, but we're guessing KXL Owner Alpha was delighted with its logo posted in the background. WATCH HERE

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BUSINESS: Nielsen? To Expand Its Scarborough Consumer Insights Service Nationwide

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 – Nielsen announced that it plans to expand Nielsen Scarborough, the market-leading, in-market consumer insights service, to local markets nationwide. Scarborough provides in-depth consumer behavior data on more than 2,000 categories about local shopping, product purchasing, lifestyle and media usage to give media companies, agencies and advertisers a complete view of the local market consumer.

The expansion, which will begin introducing new markets in the second half of 2017, will add 59 designated market areas (DMA) to the 151 currently measured, providing measurement nationwide of more than 300,000 adults annually. “Having Scarborough available in every local market is key for our local media measurement strategy across Television, Audio, Newspaper, Out-of-Home, and Sports. Scarborough’s expertise to deliver true in-market, local consumer data will provide consistent qualitative insights making it easier to go beyond age and gender to find specific consumer segments in today’s fragmented environment,” said Megan Clarken, President, Product Leadership at Nielsen. “Delivering on deeper local consumer insights enables buyers and sellers to make smarter decisions about local consumers based on where they shop, what they buy, what they do, and what they watch, read, and listen to.”

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Chelsea In Manchester Heads To BBC Manchester

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017 –– In Manchester England, Former Key 103 Breakfast presenter Chelsea Norris (shown) will host BBC Radio Manchester’s Drive show in the afternoons from February 27. It will see Chelsea’s permanent return to the airwaves after her shock exit from Key 103 last year - just nine weeks after she had returned to her breakfast show role from maternity leave. Chelsea will become the permanent anchor for Drive from Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 6pm, after former Drive presenter Sam Walker left the station in October to take a career break to travel the world.

MIX 106.3’s Kristen & Rod Building A Princess Playground - In Australia’s capital, Canberra, Annabelle Potts, who was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumour in December at age three, has enlisted the help of MIX 106.3’s Kristen & Rod. The lives of Annabelle's family have been turned upside down, as they search for possible treatment options. A Go Fund Me page that was set up to help the Canberra family has already raised almost $80,000 ($60,717US). The breakfast team are calling on locals to volunteer their time, skills and materials to build a princess playground for Annabelle. Read more HERE

Nikki Hayes Returning To East Coast FM In Ireland - Former 2fm and Spin 1038 presenter Nikki Hayes is rejoining East Coast FM to host the evening show. Nikki started her radio career at the station before moving on to Spin and RTE where she worked for eight years before returning to Spin. Later this year Nikki releases her debut book, being published at the end of the summer for Mercier Press. Nikki continues her work for a better mental health service across the country.

Connect with Graham at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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7Tamron Hall Bolts From 'Today' Martha MacCallum Huge For Fox

Trump Takes Hair-Growth Drug Says Doctor

[WATCH] Taylor Swift & Gigi Hadid React After Hearing 'I don't want to live forever' On The Radio

Tamron Hall Bolts From 'Today' Over Megyn Kelly Move

Martha MacCallum’s ‘The First 100 Days’ Is Is HUGE For Fox News

[WATCH] Beyonce Pregnant With Twins

John Lennon, Yoko Ono Film In The Works

[WATCH] James Corden and Sting Battle It Out as Singing Waiters

[WATCH] Hollywood Reporter Launches Daily Video News Series

Bill Nye The Science Guy And Buzz Aldrin Rock It At Men's Fashion Week

Adam Levine To Get Star On HWOF

Apple May Take Legal Action Over Immigration Restrictions

Peter Frampton & Steve Miller Band Announce Summer Tour

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New FCC Chair Vows To Shrink Regulations

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 –– The newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, has vowed to shrink outdated regulations reports Reuters. He told reporters that one of his top priorities is "to remove unnecessary or counterproductive regulations from the books."

Speaking at his first meeting as chair, he said "We want to make sure that our regulations match the realities of the modern marketplace." Pai has opposed many rules imposed under Obama, including net neutrality, broadband privacy and media ownership limits. Regarding net neutrality, he said Tuesday he supports a "free and open internet" but opposes the reclassification. Yesterday The FCC voted to abolish a requirement that cable systems, commercial TV and radio broadcasters retain some public inspection files.

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KXL Portland's Lars Larson Lands One Of The White House's First Press Room 'Skype Seats'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 –– Alpha's FM News 101 KXL Portland's Lars Larson will take part today in the White House’s First “Skype Seats” Press Briefing. This comes as the White House announced the first four panelists selected for the launch of “Skype Seats,” aimed at allowing individuals outside of Washington, DC, to participate in the daily White House press briefings.

“For a long time I wished I had the opportunity to ask questions at a White House briefing.” Lars Larson said, “In fact I’d love to ask questions every day, and years ago I actually inquired about what it would take to get a one or two-day pass to go to the White House briefing. I would be willing to fly to DC and do that, but you’d only get that one opportunity and not the daily opportunity the major media get. Well, when the Trump team came in and said ‘we’re going to open up some Skype seats,’ I thought it would be great to be one of those people. I never expected we’d get the call from the White House yesterday saying ‘are you really interested? Do you want to be one of the first Skype questioners?’ I said of course I would be. He was told he'll get his question in sometime around 2 p.m. ET. Today's other recipients include WJW/Cleveland's Natalie Herbick, WPRI Providence reporter Kimberly Kalunian and Jeff Jobe, founder and CEO of Jobe Publishing Inc. in Kentucky.

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Another Station Hacked With Anti-Trump Rap

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 –– Radio stations in South Carolina and other states say their signals were hacked and interrupted by an anti-Donald Trump rap song that contained obscene language reports AP. Among them included WFBS-FM in Salem, South Carolina, which had its signal hacked Monday night and replaced by a rap song on a loop that lasted at least 15 minutes. As with others, it included lyrics, which made an obscene reference to Trump.

WFBS-FM said the hackers infiltrated the signal through its internet-connected antennas. A statement from the station said it recovered the IP address of the suspected hackers and reported it to the FCC. Similar incidents have occurred recently at stations in Seattle, Louisville and San Angelo, Texas.

In a Facebook Post, the station wrote: "You folks are as mad as we are." Comments to the post seemed to indicate listeners took it in stride. One man even quipped, "Russians!"

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SYNDICATION: Buck Sexton Joins To Host Premiere's "Buck Sexton With America Now"

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1S–T, 2017 – Premiere Networks announced today that former CIA-turned radio and TV personality Buck Sexton has joined the network as host of Buck Sexton with America Now. Beginning February 6, 2017, the former CNN commentator and radio/TV host for TheBlaze will debut as host of the popular News/Talk radio program, which broadcasts live on weekdays from 3 - 6 p.m. PT/6 - 9 p.m. ET on more than 100 affiliates nationwide.

Buck Sexton is a former political commentator for CNN, and previously served as national security editor for TheBlaze.com and host of “The Buck Sexton Show” on TheBlazeTV and TheBlazeRadio. He’s a frequent guest host for The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show and The Glenn Beck Program. Sexton formerly served as a CIA officer in the Counterterrorism Center (CTC) and the Office of Iraq Analysis. He completed tours of duty as an intelligence officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other hotspots around the globe, and led intelligence briefings for senior U.S. officials including President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Buck will replace Meghan McCain, who is leaving Premiere Networks to focus on her expanded role at Fox News. Meghan’s last day was January 31, and KFI AM 640’s Bryan Suits is guest hosting the program for the remainder of the week. For more information, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.

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FORMATICS: 96.9 The Bull Debuts In Des Moines

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced the debut of 96.9 The Bull,Des Moines. The station will also feature The Bobby Bones Show on weekday mornings. The stationbroadcasts on KDRB-HD2. “96.9 The Bull provides an amazing opportunity for Des Moines by offering a wider variety of music and entertainment,” said Joel McCrea, Market President for iHeartMedia Des Moines. “We couldn't be more excited to connect Des Moines Country music fans with the hottest Country artists.”

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NETWORKS: Westwood One Returns Sports Sound Awards For The Forth Year

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 –– For the fourth consecutive year, Westwood One presents the Westwood One Sports Sound Awards and will be challenging its advertisers to push their creative boundaries to create the best commercials to air during its Super Bowl LI broadcast. After all, why should TV have all the fun?! “Our agency has always had a fondness for radio as an opportunity to do great work,” said Chris Smith Creative Group Head/Writer, The Richards Group. “We take special pride in our ability to create entertaining radio that builds brands and drives sales. Participating in the Westwood One Sports Sound Awards gives us a chance to reach a huge audience for our client while showcasing great radio creative for our agency and our industry.”

Westwood One -- through its programming, experiential events, social, and digital assets — will be driving fans and a panel of advertising professionals to TheSoundAwards.com to vote for their favorite ads, all leading up to the big reveal of the top 5 the day after Super Sunday. Voting is open NOW and runs through Monday, February 6, 2017. Westwood One is the exclusive network radio partner of the NFL and will broadcast national play-by-play coverage of Super Bowl LI from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5, 2017. The Westwood One Sports Sound Awards will feature national commercials airing on the 650+ radio stations and 150+ FM translators airing Westwood One’s Super Bowl LI national broadcast, on the American Forces Radio Network, SiriusXM, the TuneIn radio app, and via NFL Game Pass.

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ESPN Audio & SiriusXM With Extensive Presence At Super Bowl LI From Radio Row Houston

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 –– ESPN Radio will have an extensive live presence in Houston in advance of Super Bowl LI, with nearly 55 hours of live programming Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Saturday, Feb. 4. Mike & Mike, Russillo & Kanell and ESPN New York 98.7FM’s The Stephen A. Smith Show and The Michael Kay Show will each broadcast live from Houston Wednesday – Friday. Kicking off the four days will be Mike & Mike (6 – 10 a.m. ET) airing from Lucky’s Pub in downtown Houston. The Stephen A. Smith Show will also broadcast from Radio Row.

Hosts and guests will be available for a meet-and-greet with fans at 8:30 p.m. CT. All of ESPN Audio’s offerings are available via the ESPN App and ESPNRadio.com. ESPN Radio programming is available on terrestrial radio stations across the country and on the ESPN App, ESPNRadio.com, SiriusXM, Apple Music, Slacker Radio and TuneIn. SEE FULL LINEUP HERE

SiriusXM to cover Super Bowl LI with 9 game broadcasts in seven languages for listeners nationwide - SiriusXM NFL Radio, Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, SiriusXM Rush and Business Radio channels broadcast live from Houston during Super Bowl Week - SiriusXM personalities Jenny McCarthy, Craig Ferguson, Joel & Victoria Osteen, Maria Menounos, Sway Calloway, Gary Dell'Abate & Jon Hein will be on Radio Row on Feb. 3.

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BUSINESS: Focus 360 Extends With Entercom

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017 –– Focus 360 announced it has extended its advertising representation agreement with Entercom Communications Corp., a relationship that began in January 2016 with the technologically advanced Jelli™ platform. Focus 360's partnership with Jelli enables the transformation of broadcast radio into a real-time medium, providing increased accountability and ad campaign analytics on par with the latest digital platforms.

Geoff Spencer, Entercom’s Vice President of Revenue Management, said, “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Focus 360 and look forward to building on our great success to date.” Focus 360 is a leading media network providing programming, syndication, and national network advertising sales to thousands of radio stations across the country.

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7Lady Gaga Pitches Tiffany & Co. During Super Bowl

 

Demi Lovato's Hollywood Hills Home In Danger Of Sliding Off Hill Following Landslide

Oprah To Become Special Contributor For '60 Minutes'

[WATCH] Lady Gaga Pitches Tiffany & Company During Super Bowl

[WATCH] Budweiser's 'Pro-Immigration' Super Bowl Ad

[WATCH] Rihanna As Marion Crane On “Bates Motel,” Soundtracked By Radiohead

[WATCH] Jimmy Kimmel Goes All 'Apprentice' On Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Lifetime Orders Menendez Brothers TV Movie Starring Courtney Love

Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Joins Inside Edition as Special Super Bowl Correspondent

Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh Welcome Triplets

James Corden Becomes 'Late Late Show' Co-Producer Fulwell's Fifth Partner

[WATCH] Taylor Swift's Grammy Speech To Become Inspiring Ad For Young Women

Prince Hits To Join Streaming Services Night of Grammys

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TSBC 8 UPDATE | Radio Visionary Jeff Smulyan Looks Into The Future At TSBC 8 In Atlanta

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We are most honored to announce that Jeff Smulyan, Chairman of the Board of Emmis Communications Corporation, and widely recognized as one of the most visionary leaders in the radio industry, will be a featured 7guest at our upcoming Talk Show Boot Camp 8 set for March 9 & 10 at the W Hotel/Buckhead-Atlanta. He'll sit down for a special one-on-one conversation with consultant/talk show host Walter Sabo (L) to discuss an array of topics including how to radio can thrive through innovation.

7Smulyan’s leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including The Broadcasters’ Foundation which honored him with its Golden Mike Award in recognition of his charitable efforts. In 2013, Smulyan was named a “Giant of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting. Emmis was named one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” a point of particular pride for Smulyan, who believes that creating a vibrant, collaborative company culture is critical to success. Smulyan will join a growing cast of some of the most powerful names in talk radio for a full day and a half of timely and critical topics and issues. For more info or to register, CLICK HERE

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