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BBC Cars And People Attacked In UK Riots [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - One can only imagine what life has been like the last couple of days for British broadcasters nearest to the riots. This morning there are reports that a BBC radio car was set ablaze in the town of Salford last night as radio and other media struggled to keep out of the fray in north-west and the west of England. Aaccording to The Guardian, A spokeswoman for BBC News confirmed one of its radio cars was set on fire. The BBC has caught some criticism for not having more reporters out covering the riots but a spokesman pointed out that many of its "had vehicles and people attacked", which made "working there very hard to be fair". Jockline Daily hopes to bring more direct coverage of the UK riots from our own UK Correspondent Graham Mack who's "Top News From The UK" will post tomorrow. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE (See Audio Link At Top of Story)
Dial Global Launches Cover Media; Web Content Service
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - Dial Global announces their partnership with MultiBrand Media International’s David Pearlman and Bill Pasha for Cover Media, a lifestyle oriented digital content feed for radio station websites that includes a 24/7 provider of text, pictures and, soon, video content. This service will deliver lifestyle content categories that are specifically targeted to a female audience for a water cooler buzz feel. Cover Media’s turnkey online digital content can be customized and locally branded for each individual station use and all content is updated 24/7.Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President of Dial Global Affiliate Sales comments, “Cover Media is already a household name in Europe and Asia. In a world where fresh content is king, we are excited to have a product that fits a need, and does so in a way that makes a radio station web site stand out from others and give listeners a reason to visit 24/7”.
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The Bert Show Delivers $220,000 Plus Outfitted Van To Special Needs Family [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - This week, Cumulus syndicated The Bert Show had some very special guests in studio – the Stark family (seated on other sided of monitors). Almost three weeks ago, Will Stark’s wife of 34 years, Cheryl, passed away unexpectedly, leaving Will to raise their six special needs children. The Bert Show jumped into motion, asking listeners to donate and help support this very special family. In one short week, listeners, local corporations and radio friends helped Bert, Jeff, Jenn, Kristin and Wendy welcome the family and present them with a check for $220K. The donations keep pouring in.” Bert Weiss tells Jockline Daily: “Our listeners have been incredible. Seeing their reaction and knowing we are helping a family that not only needs it but deserves it has really brought our community together.” The Bert Show also partnered with AutoNation/Team Automotive Group to surprise the family with a new van, one which will be outfitted with a wheelchair lift. They'll also receive a new washer and dryer, as well as a new bed for son, Jacob, both courtesy of Aaron’s. Donations continue to pour in. WATCH VIDEO HERE
98.7 Charleston Goes On Backpack Attack; Delivers Supplies To Back-To-Schoolers
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - What's become a tradition for 98.7 The Beat, they're presenting their 4th Annual 98.7 The Beat BACKPACK ATTACK! Presented in concert with C&H TAXI - Panera Bread and Walgreens. Beginning next week, Aug. 16th, host Woody Woods will take to The Beat's parking lot and giveaway 98.7 The BEAT backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies and goodies. With a limit of 500 packs, kids are asked to arrive at 3 PM to get tickets. Children must be present to receive a backpack, parents can not pick them up, too.
Official Challenges Radio Host To Boxing Match Over Negative Remarks
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - Here's an idea that could hit one host right in the mouth. Vancouver City Councillor Marc Pettersen is apparently fed up with KYK Radio X Carl Monette over his relentless defamatory remarks about him, his wife and children on the air. Now according to CBC News, he's challenged him to a fight in the boxing ring. He said he can take the attacks on him, but feels Monette crossed the line by going after his family. Pettersen tells the cbc "He always hides behind his mic, but in a boxing ring he will not be able to hide." Monette, who's 31, is apparently not too keen on the idea. On yesterday's show he complained "I hope he's going to pass some tests. You know what I mean? He's 54. He's overweight. He's old. You know, I'm not going to fight my grand-dad," Monette said. With Pettesen eyeing the event in October, he says he's already begun training. Stay tuned.
WOMEN STUDY: "Pandora Not Much Better Than Favorite Station"
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - In Alan Burns ongoing study of 15-54 yr. old women, he says women who cume AC radio and listen to Pandora rate the music they hear on Pandora only 1.5% higher than the music on their P1 radio station. “So even though women who use Pandora and other customizable streamers rate personalization and the ability to skip songs as very desirable, the bottom line for them is that the resulting music on the streamer they use most is not significantly better than on their favorite radio station. When the differences that emerge then, according to these women, is that compared to radio streams, customizable streamers don’t play as many commercials or play the same commercials or PSAs over and over.” Burns notes that for all women 15-54 the music rating gap between Pandora and P1 stations is slightly larger at 5.0% For information contact Alan Burns at (251)980-7070 or Alan@burnsradio.com.
The Hulk Weighs In On UK Riots; "I Love My UK Hulkamaniacs!" [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - All eyes in the world have been on the UK's riots, including at least unlikely source, wrestling icon Hulk Hogan who weighed in on how he'd deal with BBC's Richard Bacon. He says “You ’know, it doesn’t really matter if Hulk Hogan’s over there bodyslamming all the youth like I did Andre the Giant, but at the end of the day we need to grab these kids, shake them, and say ‘Stop! Regroup! Just look at yourself in the mirror ... Is this what you want the mirror image of your life to be? Is this what you want your destiny to be?" With some added comfort, he told Bacon Yyou know what? I will do anything because I love my UK Hulkamaniacs." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE AT DEADSPIN
Producing In A Crappy Economy: Radio's Top Producers Weigh In
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 - Jake Ray has almost 20 years of experience as a Producer, and has worked at some of the top shows in the country: KHFI/Austin, KLOL/Houston, KBKS/Seattle, and WSTR/Atlanta are just a few. Since 2005 he has been in NYC and earlier this year joined New York's legendary Hot 97 where he's Executive Producer for Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg. Having working with giant budgets in the past, he, like most producers today, is having to produce more with less. He tells Jockline Daily "Everybody is dealing with lower budgets right now, which means networking is all the more important. Focus on working with as many people as possible. Find other producers and trade ideas, contacts, stories, etc. That way you're not depending on just your own resources. Same goes for publicists. Work with sister stations to get interviews on all the stations in your building to maximize your value. It's really about making contacts. You can get whatever you need, it'll just take more time and effort." Tomorrow, Jockline Daily will share more tips from top producers on producing in a down economy. Want to share your own tips: CLICK HERE AND TELL US YOURS
MOVERS/WAKERS: Dimick Rises To SVP At Lincoln Media; Hendrickson Heads To WTRC South Bend
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 10TH, 2011 -Lincoln Financial Media John Dimick adds an extra letter to VP/Programming title by becoming Senior VP/Programming and Operations. President/CEO Don Benson says "I am delighted to see John advance within our company ... He has been an integral member of our management team and his close work with our exceptional group of programmers has helped to keep our brands at a top-tier level." Dimick joined LFM in 2007. • Casey Hendrickson has been named new morning host at 95.3/WTRC-AM &FM - South Bend. He follows Matt Patrick who left in June for KTRH/Houston.
Aston Kutcher Covers Details - [DAILYSTAB]
Amy Winehouse Fashion Line Still Slated - [MTV]
Simon Cowell Being Sued By Failed X-Factor Contestants - [STARZLIFE]
Trailers We Love: "Twixt" - [HOLLYWIRE]
CBS Is Getting Bewitched - [THR]
Was That Jennifer Love Hewitt Smashing Lips With Bachelorette Contestant? - [STARPULSE]
Emeril Lagasse To Judge Top Chef Texas - [AOLTV]
Riots Damage Jamie Oliver's Restaurant In UK - [GOSSIP COP]
Justin Bieber Plays Matchmaker For Kendall Jenner - [ANYTHING HOLLYWOOD]
It's All In The Hips: Shakira Likes To Golf - [SHOWBIZ SPY]
L-Lo's Lil' Sis Ali, Lands Huge Modeling Deal - [BRICKSANDSTONES]
Russell Brand Marries Couple During Gig - [HOLY MOLY]
Man Blows Off Weenus By Accident With Girlfriend's Tucked Pistol - [DLISTED]
Stern Denies Any Link To Pirated "Super 8" Print
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 9TH, 2011 - Following this weekend's story of a bootlegged copy of the film 'Super 8' bearing an H. Stern watermark floating around the internet, the Sirius XM jock has now denied any involvment. According to The Examiner, Stern said on yesterday's show that his producer Gary Dell'Abate was contacted by Paramount Pictures regarding the pirated screener weeks ago, but that the HSS cast and crew has already been cleared of any wrongdoing. Stern said “I watch it at home," said Stern. It doesn’t leave my hands ... I hate to have my name associated with anything like this. I’m so paranoid about it that I literally watch it, I put it back in my bag and I take it back. Nobody gets it. Nobody can see. I bring it right back...I don't pass it around to anyone. Ever...It had nothing to do with me.” READ EXAMINER STORY HERE
MOVERS/WAKERS: Otis & Brittney Cover Mornings At Kiss 95.1/Charlotte
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 9TH, 2011 - WNKS/Kiss 95.1 Charlotte moves Otis from his afternoon slot to mornings where he'll join local writer/celebrity Brittney Cason. They follow Ace & TJ who left earlier this year after failing to reach a new contract agreement. Cason told Jockline Daily "...I was just sitting at my computer writing my column for the Charlotte paper and Otis shoved a microphone in my face. Next thing I know I'm offered the morning show on Kiss 95.1. First order of business: speech therapy … and learn how to quickly fill some big shoes (Ace&TJ) with my little ass feet."
Ace & TJ Double Digital Audience
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 9TH, 2011 - With yesterday's breaking news of WNKS landing a new morning show in Charlotte, comes word that show they followed, Ace & TJ, which has gone 100% digital in Charlotte, having doubled their digital audience in a week. This follows the launch of their Android and Apple APPS. 7 to 8 Media's Adam Good said "The benefit of digital measurement is that it’s completely transparent and there are no ‘one person equals 4000’ dynamic. In the 5 day week of August 1 – 5, Ace & TJ’s audience used the combination of the live show stream, 24/7 replay stream and download options in the excess of 700,000 times (averaging almost 150,000 per DAY). The major factor in our in-flux of new clients is that the audience is SO engaged. These are people not casually listening. These are the MAJOR listeners and do SO much more for clients than the passive audience.” The Ace & TJ radio Show is syndicated and aired nationwide on radio by BenzTown Radio Networks
Fox' Megyn Kelly Calls Out Michael Gallagher Over Maternity Leave Diss [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 9TH, 2011 - Just back from a three month maternity leave, Fox News host Megyn Kelly welcomed talker Michael Gallager to the show and quickly took him to task over a comment he had made to TV's Chris Wallace during one of his past shows. According to politico.com Gallager said to Wallace “Megyn’s still on maternity leave … what a racket. How much time does she get off?” When Wallace said three months, Gallager said, “that’s unbelievable.” On yesterday's show, following some typical political banter, Kelly then called out Gallagher to explain his comments. "Are you not taking those remarks back? Is maternity leave, according to you, a racket?” Kelly asked. Gallagher, who appeared to be squirming, asked if men are given the same leave. “Guess what honey they do … if men would like to take three months off to go take care of their newborn baby they can,” snapped Kelly. Apparently looking for a way out, Gallagher finally jokes: “Let me give you an explanation. I was drinking that day.” WATCH VIDEO HERE (Go to about 3 min.)
Frankie & DB Featured In Richard Paul Evan's Novel [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 9TH, 2011 - What's that expression, all publicity is good publicity? Add top selling books to the list as Salt Lake City's Frankie & DB Show on 97.1 ZHT make page 22 of best selling author Richard Paul Evan's new novel and Mercury Ink published "Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25. Evan's writes: "I had my radio set to the Morning Zoo Show. The hosts, Frankie and Danger Boy, were talking about people who suffered from bananaphobia--the intense fear of bananas." The story centers around Michael Vey, a not-so-typical fourteen-year-old who has Tourette’s syndrome which causes him to to be picked on by bullies. What people don’t know is that Michael has powers that allow him to generate electrical shocks. CHECK OUT VIDEO HERE BTW: in case the name Mercury Ink rings a bell, this is part of Glenn Beck's media empire.
Matt Pinfield Returns To TV's "120 Minutes"
THE MOUTH, AUGUST 9TH, 2011 - In the aftermath of WRXP/New York's format flip, morning host Matt Pinfield is returning to the show he hosted in the mid-90's, MTV's "120" minutes. According to nj.com, MTV has revived the show and hired Pinfied to retake his old position. “120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield” will air monthly on MTV2 at 1 a.m. on Saturdays, and episodes will stream on mtvhive.com. He says The original “120 Minutes” was dominated by white guys in rock bands, but this time around, hip-hop will be featured as well. As for the parting from WRXP, Pinfield says "It's extremely disappointing ... I know our listeners are bummed out now that they don’t have a radio station to hear new artists. Still, those three years at RXP were fantastic, and I’m grateful for them. These things happen in the radio business.” He added that he's hoping someone else in the market will decide to create a new rock station. “I’m ready to go," says Pinfield. "I’ll be waiting for that call.”
Craig Brewer Back With Footloose Remake - [SNARKERATI]
Dirty Dancing Remake In The Works - [DEADLINE]
Pittsburgh Goes Batty Over Dark Knight Film - [BATMANNEWS.COM]
Evanescence Makes A Comeback - [OTRC]
OY: Now Steven Tyler Wants An Idol Pay Raise - [EARSUCKER]
Jane Lynch Won't Appear In Glee Film - [SHE KNOWS]
Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Near Breakdown - [GOSSIP COP]
Catwoman The Stripper?? - [THE SUPERFICIAL]
Kanye West' Hitler Comment Draws Fire - [THE STIR]
Another Day, Another Nip Slip. Kelly Rowland Double Exposes - [CELEBRITY GOSSIP]
Michael Moore Thinks Matt Damon Should Run For President - [TMZ]
WTF: Arnold Wears I Survived Maria T-Shirt - [HOLLYWOOD LIFE]
Woman Eats Dead Husband's Ashes To Help Cope - [HUFFPO]