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Tim Hattrick: "We've Had Many Rides On The Camel'

Longtime Duo Exits KMLE; No Plans To End Show

THE MOUTH, JULY 27TH, 2012 –– "This just handed to me...Today was our LAST SHOW on @KMLE108 "like Tim and Willy on fb and follow us @timandwillyshow pic.twitter.com/ZVTk2xa2." That was what the now former KMLE-FM/Phoenix's Tim & Willie tweeted following yesterday's show. They told AZ Central ""We had a meeting this morning, and they said they were going to go in a different direction that did not include Tim and Willy," Tim Hattrick said Thursday morning. "We'll take a few days and then figure out what we're doing." Hattrick said sparked a sense of déjà vu. Having previously worked at the station from 1993 to 1996, Hattrick joked: "It's not the first time we've been fired from that building," Hattrick said, chuckling. "We've had many rides on the Camel." Hattrick added: "One thing I am still certain of is that Willy and I are meant to be together," he said. "We've still got a lot of gas in the tank ... Plus, he joked, we can't stop working until Willy pays off his titanium hip." Along with T&W, also exiting are producer Jeramy Hubbard and co-host Andrea Hiland. PHOTO: T&W Twitter

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Joyner To Keynote At NAB Luncheon

THE MOUTH, JULY 27TH, 2012 –– Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner will be the featured speaker at the Radio Show Luncheon, held Friday, September 21. The luncheon, sponsored by Katz Media Group, will take place during the 2012 Radio Show, jointly produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), September 19-21 in Dallas. "Tom is a driving force in Radio. He continues to have a profound impact on his listeners and on the important causes he champions," said NAB Executive Vice President, Radio, John David. "We look forward to hearing about the factors that have led to his success."Joyner is founder of REACH Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation and BlackAmericaWeb.com.

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Larry King Joins Huckabee: 'I Never Learned Anything When I Was Talking' [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 27TH, 2012 –– Larry King joined the Cumulus' syndicated Mike Huckabee show yesterday in promotion of his new web show "Larry King Now" (available on Hulu and Ora.tv.) Larry shared some pearls of wisdom learned after 25 years of hosting CNNs "Larry King Live." When praised by Governor Huckabee for letting his guests speak and not ambushing them, Larry King said "My motto was always 'I never learned anything when I was talking.'...it's a great way to host a show to me because it forces the guest to come out. It ain't about me." On doing a web series instead of a TV show, King said, "I'm new to this. I pioneered, I started the first network talk show. I started the first international television talk show on CNN. And now this internet thing is just so new to me and it's so much the future." King also revealed who, of the over 50,000 interviews he's conducted, he remembers most: George McGovern and Barry Goldwater, because "They said what they felt." Also notable for King were Martin Luther King. Jr, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Mandela, and all 6 Presidents. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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The Wolf/Denver's Listeners Takes The Dive At Water World

 

THE MOUTH, JULY 27TH, 2012 –– After a long, hot week, we thought you'd enjoy this photo. It's from Wolf/Denver where they once again sponsored the one and only 'World Famous' Belly Flop at Water World. This is the 17th annual event which garners international news coverage every year. 50+ contests signed up to compete for college scholarship money, laptops and concert tickets to every country show this summer. Morning guy/PD Jonathan Wilde hosted the event which featured the finalists off the high platform, 14+ feet, spread eagle. Contestants paint school logos, mascots and nicknames all over their bodies. Some use wigs, streamers and other props for flair. Hundreds come to watch!

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Robbie “The Intern” Takes Guinness 'Ferris Wheel" Record

 

THE MOUTH, JULY 27TH, 2012 –– Another day, another world record claimed by a radio peep. This time it was 104.9 Virgin Radio Alberta's 'Robbie The Intern," of The Pepper & Dylan Show," who lasted 30 hours on the big wheel. The day began with a local resident, Christina Lochmille,r breaking the record after riding it for 26 hours, 43 minutes and 46 seconds. But after she had gone home and fell asleep, little did she know that Robbie kept on going for more than four hours longer to top her record. No worries for Lochmiller, though. She reportedly raised $4,000 through donations which will go to Pediatric Heart Center at UC Davis Children’s Hospita. As for Robbie, leave it to an intern to seal the deal. Robbie, Dylan & Pepper all started out on the ferris wheel, but Pepper soon bailed and, apparently, Dylan left awhile later.

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Jesse James Takes Mornings At Froggy 99.9 Fargo; McMurray and Monzures To Resurface In Chicago?

THE MOUTH, JULY 27TH, 2012 –– Following stints in Denver & Austin, we learned this week that Jesse James has joined Amanda Lea And Producer Pike for mornings at Froggy 99.9 Fargo. ----- In other news, following yesterday's announcement of Maxwell taking over mornings at The Loop/Chicago, Jockline Daily hears that it's current team, Pete McMurray and Sweet Baby Jane Monzures (shown) are likely headed to Merlin's sister station i101 to handle mornings. If it turns out to be the case, they would become the Hot AC's first live-show. Remember where you read it first.

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Ed Schultz Reveals News Of Wife's Ovarian Cancer On Radio Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 26TH, 2012 –– For his radio and TV viewers who may have been concerned lately why the Dial-Global syndicated Ed Schultz had been off the air, Ed finally called into his show yesterday where Mike Papantonio was filling in, to give an update on his wife Wendy's medical condition. He revealed the disturbing news that she is battling ovarian cancer. "It was quite a jolt," said an emotional Schultz of Wendy's diagnosis. However, he said "they performed surgery this morning and doctors believed they got most of it." Wendy underwent surgery on Tuesday after learning of her condition less than a week before. According to MSNBC, following the update, Ed said he and his wife have been deeply touched by the tremendous outpouring of support and good wishes on social media. "The prayer warriors across of America who have just gotten into this and gotten behind her and her family, we can't thank everybody enough," said Ed. [LISTEN TO AUDIO]

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Ford Teams Up With Another Radio Star; Joins Steve Harvey to Award $25,000 To Local Community

THE MOUTH, JULY 26TH, 2012 –– On the heels of Ford recently making Ryan Seacrest its pitchman for the new Ford Fusion, they've now added one more radio star to the list. Yesterday they announced the pairing of The Steve Harvey Morning Show with its ''Random Acts of Fusion' campaign; thus, awarding $25,000 to Benefit Local Community. Individuals can enter the contest now through July 27 by explaining what they would do if Ford gave them $25,000 to give back to their community. The winner will be flown to Las Vegas for the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards and be recognized during the show's live broadcast. "Being able to partner with the Steve Harvey Morning Show to select an individual to win $25,000 to benefit their community is yet another big way we are taking this program directly to real people. That we are able to tie this contest into an event like the Ford Hoodie Awards is perfect as this event is all about giving back and celebrating those who are doing great things within their respective communities," says Ford spokesperson Crystal Worthem. A final winner will be selected July 30 and will be announced during the live broadcast of the Steve Harvey Morning Show in Las Vegas. Ford first revealed Random Acts of Fusion in late June with a video message from TV and radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest giving consumers a clue to team up to find out how they could get the chance to experience the all-new Ford Fusion first.

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Maxwell Takes Over Mornings At The Loop/Chicago

THE MOUTH, JULY 26TH, 2012 –– In somewhat of a surprise move, Merlin Media announced yesterday that Maxwell (shown) would be taking over morning drive on WLUP/97.9 Chicago beginning Monday July 30th. Oddly, the original release named Chuck Matthews being hired, but featured a picture of Maxwell. Matthews, who does voice work for suburban WJJG-AM, told chicagoradioandmedia.com, "That's news to me! Not leaving CLE. Bad source. Now if Merlin is hiring, I'll gladly talk to them about an Imaging opportunity." What happens next for highly-rated Pete McMurray and co-host "Sweet Baby Jane" Monzures is unclear, however a source close to the situation tells Jockline Daily, their show may be in transition to one of Merlin's other stations. Maxwell is already in-house at Merlin's Q87.7 where he voice-tracks and goes by the name Slater. Previously, The Maxwell Show aired on WMMS from 2004 through 2009. He later moved to WNCX-FM/Cleveland before moving to Q87.7 earlier this year.

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BURN'S STUDY: Women Love To Play Games

Contests Attract Ratings Participants...and Top 40 Fans

THE MOUTH, JULY 26TH, 2012 –– Women who keep radio listening diaries or carry a PPM meter are much more likely to participate in radio station contests, says data to be released this week by Alan Burns and Associates. “31% of all women 15 to 54 tell us they have entered or tried to win a radio station contest in the past year” said CEO Alan Burns, “which is higher than most people would guess. But diary-keepers and meter carriers are 55% more likely to have done so. Almost half of the actual ratings respondents we talked to had tried to win a radio contest in the last twelve months.” Burns commented that the appeal of some contest prizes can be out of proportion to the prize’s actual cost. “For example,” he says, a year’s supply of free gasoline will attract as much participation as giving away $5,000 in cash, despite costing roughly half that much.” Burns interviewed over 2,000 Top 40 and AC listeners for this year’s study and is releasing the results in a series of free webinars presented by Triton Digital.

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HOT 97 Re-Launches New TV Platform; Premieres Web Series Los Blancos

Able to connect and engage hundreds of thousands of viewers in an authentic way across all media platforms

THE MOUTH, JULY26TH, 2012 –– HOT 97 WQHT FM/New York has announced the re-launch of HOT 97 TV as an online and mobile destination for original web series, celebrity content, concerts and music videos. This will be the first time ever that all HOT 97 TV content will be fully available over the mobile web. “The re-launch of HOT97 TV signals a new chapter in HOT97’s digital future. By curating high quality original content and rich entertainment experiences for our audience online and over mobile, we are able to connect and engage hundreds of thousands of viewers in an authentic way across all media platforms and reinforce HOT 97 as the dominant lifestyle brand in Hip Hop.” says Lin Dai, VP Digital Programming and Entertainment. HOT 97 TV will debut its first original web series, Los Blancos, on Wednesday, July 25 at noon.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK:

Nicky Campbell Takes Banned Substances; Will Test Performance In Olympic Events

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, JULY 26TH, 2012 –– BBC Radio 5 live breakfast presenter Nicky Campbell will be testing what effect a banned substance has on athletic performance – by taking it. Nicky will see what effect the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine (MHA, also known as DMAA) has on sprinting, rowing and cycling. The performance supplement available over-the-counter in health shops, contains MHA, a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Many athletes have tested positive for MHA in the past, including 100m world champion, Yohan Blake. Other sportsmen from Rugby Union, Rugby League and football (soccer) have also been banned for testing positive for the stimulant. Nicky will record his times sprinting, rowing and cycling over set distances, and then, following a course of the supplement will test to see how his performance has improved.

Tom Jones to perform at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park - BBC Radio 2 has announced that Sir Tom Jones will join the line-up for this year’s “Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park” on Sunday, September 9. Other artists already confirmed are, Status Quo, Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall, London songstress Paloma Faith, Scottish funksters Average White Band and hot new talent Emeli Sandé, American country music stars The Band Perry, American singer-songwriter Norah Jones and Norwegian band Katzenjammer. Last year, over 25,000 music fans packed into Hyde Park for Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, a star-studded concert featuring live performances from Gary Barlow, Lenny Kravitz, James Blunt, Beverley Knight, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and Caro Emerald amongst others. The concert will be broadcast on Radio 2. And for seven days after the event, listeners will be able to hear highlights from the concert across the station's daytime shows and the Radio 2 website will feature exclusive backstage footage and interviews from the event.

Def Leppard join Elliott on Planet Rock - Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott did his 100th radio show on the national digital station Planet Rock. To celebrate, he got the rest of band to help him with the programme. This week’s show featured all five members of Def Leppard as they choose the songs that inspired them to become one of the most successful bands of the last 20 years. Joe first started broadcasting with Planet Rock in 2010, and each week has chosen his favourite songs ever recorded from 70′s glam to modern rock. The show airs every Saturday at 6pm.

Keep your audience up to date on what's happening in the UK and Europe. Give me a call and we can chat on the air on your station about the Eurozone crisis, the Royals, the Olympics, soccer or anything UK-Euro +44 7752 416905. EMAIL GRAHAM HERE

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Daily & Colbert Extend With Comedy Central

THE MOUTH, JULY 26TH, 2012 –– TV's top nightly news shows, "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" are going to keep you informed and laughing for at least another couple of years as the cable channel announced both shows have been renewed. According to Zap 2 It, Stewart has signed to remain as both host, executive producer and writer of "The Daily Show" through the middle of 2015. Colbert's new contract runs through the end of 2014. For those keeping track, both shows have seen a ratings spike this season with Daily up 10 percent in adults 18-49 and Colbert going up 11 percent in the same demo.

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Moby Welcomes The Roys [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 26TH, 2012 –– Great bluegrass, and a lot of laughs was the rule of the day this week on the Moby in the Morning Radio Network. The Roys (shown with Moby) spent a solid hour with us during morning drive to promote their new CD that's coming out on August 28. The quote would be, 'A good time was had by all.' Moby says they were just as much fun as I expected them to be. They're great not only for Bluegrass, but for country music in general. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

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Former Q92 Canton Morning Show Prevail In Potential Landmark Case

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– In what could be a landmark decision, Pat DeLuca (shown) and Charlotte DiFranco can keep their Internet show streaming, and their former station must now pay them for unused vacation time. According to The Canton Rep, this comes following a Stark County Common Pleas Judge Charles E. Brown Jr.’s order in favor of DeLuca and DiFranco that was filed Tuesday. “That pretty much ends the case,” says their attorney, Steven Okey. As you first read in Jockline Daily back in February, DeLuca and DiFranco hosted mornings on Lexington Township-based Q92 (WDJQ) until their contracts expired Feb. 2. A few weeks later they started their own Web show only to be hit with a claim by their former employer that the webcasts violated a noncompete clause in their contracts. After some legal wrangling, the pair agreed not to use any past broadcasts from their show on Q92. In June, DeLuca and DiFranco asked the judge for a final ruling in their favor. Yesterday, they finally got their wish and DeLuca and DiFranco are free to continue doing their webcasts. 1

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FIGENSHU: "Personalities Are The Brand, Not The Station" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– Nice video chat with MRM's Mark Ramsey and Fig Media 1's Bill Figenshu posted on Ramsey's blog. He writes: "In a content-driven, anything – anytime world, the advantage shifts from radio stations to personalities and the entities that own or license them ... In the long run, fans of radio will be fans of personalities. And how will those fans seek out those personalities? By the names of their stations – or by the much more direct path: The name of the personality? Figenshu tells Ramsey: "Given the technology I'm looking at ... people are going to select their personalities by brand name, not necessarity by stations ... I believe people are loyal to people, not the delivery system." Figenshu adds "The Consumer is now in control ... what time does the morning show begin? The morning show begins when I say it begins." Figenshu opines top personalities now have the opportunity to monetize their brands like never before. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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REPORT: Brad Paisley In The Mix For Idol Judge's Seat; Osbourne Leaving AGT?

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– More drama yesterday on the talent show's judging scene. First came word of AGT's Sharon Osbourne tweet bombshell to fellow judge Howard Stern, posting “My darling @HowardStern, money is not the reason I’m not returning to @nbcagt, it’s because…” and left it off right there without elaborating. Of course, this sent the twitterverse into a tizzy, but in a subsequent comment from NBC Entertainment head, Bob Greenblatt, he said “I think it’s much ado about nothing.” Meanwhile, over at Fox's American Idol, comes word from Deadline Hollywood that Brad Paisley is being seriously eyed for one of the seats. Writer Nellie Andreeva opines: 'Bringing in a country star as an Idol judge appears logical since the show’s most successful winner to date, Carrie Underwood, is a country singer as are a number of other well-known Idol finalists, including last year’s winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alana.' We're keeping an eye on this one.

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Dial Global Partners With NBC News Anchors For 2012 Olympic Reports From England

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– Dial Global has announced the addition of NBC News correspondents to its exclusive radio coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Anchor and Managing Editor of “NBC Nightly News” and “Rock Center” Brian Williams (shown). “Today” show’s Natalie Morales and Al Roker; and host of “Weekend Today” and weekend anchor of “NBC Nightly News” Lester Holt, will be anchoring Dial Global Olympic Reports from London twice a day during each day of the games. Williams and Holt are contributors to NBC News Radio, the only radio network with newscasts regularly anchored by top television news talent. NBC News Radio is distributed by Dial Global. In addition to airing on Olympic stations around the country, the Olympic Games Reports will also be heard within The Billy Bush Show and Dial Global’s 24/7 music formats.

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Clear Channel's 101.7 The Harbor Comes Ashore In Boston

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– As of yesterday, longtime alternative WFNX-FM gave way to the all new Variety Hits (WHBA) 101.7 The Harbor. Around 4:30 pm they tweeted: "Hey Boston, check us out at 101.7FM! #WePlayAnything We wanna know: What do YOU want to hear?" @1017theharbor. As part of the launch, the station will be airing a commercial-free summer of music. "We are extremely excited to bring a different sound to Boston," said President/Market Manager Mary Menna. "The Harbor offers the community quality programming and is a station that is not afraid to play all of the greatest songs all on one station." Op's Mgr. Dylan Sprague added " "You can expect to hear 80s rock and pop hits, some 70s disco, 90s alternative and of course some great hair bands."

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Envision Radio Networks Introduces The Radio Playbook

Online Tool Coaches Talent to Winning Morning Shows

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– Envision Radio Networks has announce its Radio Playbook, a new website that coaches talent through the process of programming a winning morning show. This simple-to-follow, two-in-one tool maps out each day’s complete show clock based on tested PPM research that suggests topics and bits for each programmed break for on-air staff. Radio Playbook takes the guesswork out of programming your morning show and allows program directors to access the system and make real-time changes that can keep their morning show on task with reminders. “Morning shows these days are doing their prep 24/7 and need a system to organize their show each day and throughout the entire week,” explained Danno Wolkoff, President and CEO of Envision Radio Networks®. “Radio Playbook allows the entire show to participate in the process wherever and whenever they want while allowing the PD to get the important station material addressed throughout the broadcast." Radio Playbook is a collaborative effort from Envision's Mike Marino and Jason Hillery.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: 100.5 KXNT Las Vegas Adds Local Experts To Weekend Lineup; Harrison & Styckman Handle Mornings At New 106.9 Country/Cookville From WUSY Chattanooga

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– FM News Radio 100.5 KXNT has announced the addition of several new local programs to its weekend lineup. Kicking off the weekend at 9am – The 19th Hole Weekend Edition with Dennis Silvers and TPC Summerlin General. 11am – Pet Talk with Dr. B, Veterinarian Mark Beerenstrauch. At 2pm – Pawn Talk Live with Michael Mack – Finding out how much your hidden treasures are worth. 3pm – Asked and Answered with Las Vegas personal injury and criminal defense attorney Marc Saggese. 4pm – Debt Free LV with Chris Parker – Helping with your bankruptcy, debt settlement, loan modification or short sale. 5pm – Over and Under with Chad Forster. Sunday's schedule includes Real Estate Live with Kevin Mikrut and also Get Fired Up with Bob Irwin – All things guns, politics and self defense. ----- WKXD-FM/Cookeville, TN, turns country as the new 106.9 Kicks Country. Gator Harrison (shown) and Styckman will handle mornings from Chattanooga where they handle mornings on WUSY-FM.

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Batman's Bale Pays Surprise Visit To Aurora Shooting Victims [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 25TH, 2012 –– On the day of the Aurora theater shooting, one of the victims, Carey Rottman (shown), posted on his Facebook wall: "Shot in the leg at Batman. Where is he when you need him. Please pray for everyone there." Well, Rottman got his wish, as Christian Bales paid a very unexpected visit to Aurora yesterday to visit with Rottman and other victims. Arriving in a non studio-related capacity, the Batman star, along with his wife, walked up to an outdoor park where various flowers and arrangements were displayed paying tribute to the victims. Many at first didn't even realize who he was. Bale and his wife even joined in a small prayer circle. A local TV camera crew recognized him and began to approach him for an interview only to be stopped by a man who told them Bale didn't want to be interviewed. He was only there for the victims. The shown photo is from Rottman's FB page where he's posted a number of famous visitors, including politicians and members of the Denver Broncos. WATCH KDVR VIDEO

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Shooting Victim Tells Todd Schnitt: He Wants To Talk To The Shooter" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– Shortly after foot surgery on Monday, Aurora, CO shooting victim, Pierce O’Farrill (shown) told Compass syndicated radio host, Todd Schnitt, that he wants to talk to the shooter, James Holmes. In the well publicized interview with The Schnitt Show, O’Farrill, who was shot three times, recalls the in chilling detail the events of that night and told Schnitt, “I would like to talk to him. I do forgive him.” As for the death penalty, O’Farrill says, “I don’t think he should have the death penalty. Lif in prison would be a more suitable sentence.” In spite the shooting, he is still a staunch proponent of the Second Amendment. O’Farill was among the 58 victims who survived the shooting. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE 1

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Gabe Hobbs Teams With Don Anthony For 4th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –- Talentmasters™, presenter of the highly acclaimed Morning Show Boot Camp™(MSBC), publisher of The Morning Mouth™ and Jockline Daily™, are pleased to announce that Gabe Hobbs of Gabe Hobbs Media, one of radio's fastest growing and most respected names in talent development and media innovation, will team with Don Anthony to co-present The 4th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp™ (TSBC), set for November 16-17, 2012 at the luxurious Westin Canal Place Hotel in New Orlean's French Quarter. "Gabe is a truly a talk guru," says event host Don Anthony. "I know of no one who is more respected or accomplished in the talk arena than Hobbs. His track record for discovering, developing and working with some of the biggest and most successful personalities in talk, makes him the perfect partner for Talk Show Boot Camp IV, Anthony added. "Don's 'Boot Camp's have long been known as one of the most uniquely focused events in radio ... The talk radio landscape is changing rapidly. With the incredible growth of sports radio plus the inevitable diversity of talk formats on the horizon, being part of a forum that caters specifically to both current and future stars of spoken-word made this an easy choice. REGISTRATION FOR TALK SHOW BOOT CAMP IV IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Jesse Lozano Joins Delana At Star 94.1 San Diego For Mornings; Continues At KIIS-FM

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– Star 94.1 (KMYI-FM)/San Diego announced that Jesse Lozano (shown) will co-host with Star 94.1 personality Delana Bennettin the Morning on Star 94.1, airing weekdays from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. starting Monday July 30, 2012. Jesse will also continue with his successful live afternoon drive show on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. On adding Jesse Lozano to the Star 94.1 family, Program Director, Jimmy Steele said, "We couldn't be more excited about having Jesse join Star 94.1 in mornings, teaming up with Delana! Jesse is amazingly talented, works hard at his passion, and delivers a sincere love for our listeners and advertisers alike. I look forward to the entertainment that lies ahead! Known to San Diegans as Boy Toy Jesse, he began his radio career as an intern at Channel 933 (KHTS-FM) in 1999. Within a few years, his talent and enthusiasm landed him a position on Channel 933’s morning show and eventually his own midday show. In 2006 Jesse accepted a position with KIIS-FM in Los Angeles as their afternoon drive host. Jesse follows AJ Machado who exited the show last week.

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BURNS STUDY: Girls Just Want To Have Fun

On-Air Fun By Morning Radio Shows Matter To Female Top 40 Listeners

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– Apparently, Cyndi Lauper's (shown) '83 hit had it right after all. Girls do want to have fun, especially when it comes to their favorite morning radio shows. According to the latest data from Alan Burns study of women, the closer you get to the heart of Top 40's consumer base, the more important entertaining personalities become - especially in the morning. That conclusion is among the data to be presented this week from Alan Burns and Associates. 7 out of 10 women between 15 and 54 say that a significant reason for listening to the radio is that “some of the people on the radio are entertaining” and CEO Alan Burns says the closer to Top 40's core listener you look, the more important personalities become.“When you start narrowing your focus, from all women to Top 40 cumers, to its P1s, and finally to its Heavy/Deep listeners, every step along that path increases the degree to which women strongly agree with the ‘entertaining people’ statement” said Burns. Burns and Associates surveyed over 2,000 women for this year’s national study of women’s Radio, Music, and Digital Media attitudes and behavior. Results are being revealed in a series of free webinars presented by Triton Digital, with this week’s “Top 40 Deep Dive” scheduled for Thursday at 3:30pm Eastern. For more info, contact Alan Burns and Associates at (251) 980-7070.

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Drew Carey Plays 'Price Is Right' With The Bone's Lamont & Tonelli [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– Before you conjure up images of a washer/dryer behind door number one, uhhh, you had best remember the antics of San Francisco's beloved Lamont & Tonelli Show heard on Cumulus' Bone.. Let's just say among the items Carey had to price comes with batteries. Nuff said. While there, the Cleveland native also weighed in on basketball's LeBron James who deserved his Cavaliers for Miami's heat. Lamont prodded him to share a stage show joke involving LeBron which he later had to offer an apology. LISTEN TO AUDIO - CAUTION: Adult Content

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Duran Serves As Game Show Host For 'Today Show's' Kathie Lee & Hoda

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– It appears NBC’s Today is lovin on Premiere syndicated Elvis Duran as they hey had him on with a featured music segment. Appearing on NBC’s Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today live from New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza, he played game show host in “Elvis Duran’s Music Challenge.” The special segment featured Kathie Lee and Hoda fighting over the buzzer as they competed to answer Duran’s questions. Throughout the segment, Duran mocked them for not following the game rules. He playfully sparred with the women, saying to Kathie Lee after she belted a few bars of Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean, “When you sing, we all lose.” And when Hoda asked if she really had zero points, he pointedly said, “You’re not doing well.” [WATCH VIDEO HERE]

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David Spade Makes Surprise Visit To The Dennis Miller Show

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– Dial Global’s national talker Dennis Miller recently performed live to a packed house at the Wilbur Theater in Boston and had a surprise visitor. His friend David Spade snuck into the venue, making his way to Miller’s dressing room to say hi and catch up. The Dennis Miller Show, Syndicated by Dial Global, is heard on more than 300 radio stations, including 24 of the top 25 markets and airs live Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. -1 p.m. ET.

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After Midnite's Blair Garner Launches 3rd Shift Awards

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– After MidNite and host Blair Garner have announced the first-annual Third Shift Awards. “In the spirit of After MidNite, we have created 10 fun categories for our listeners, many of whom work the third shift, to vote for their favorite artists,” said Garner. “It’s a twist on some of the more traditional categories. For example, we have the ‘Fantasy Duet’ category where you can vote for your ideal duet pairing of two living artists who have never recorded together. We also have the ‘Pop-A-Top’ category for the artist you’d most like to share a beer with.” The 2012 Third Shift Award categories include: Fanatical Fans (the artist with the most fanatical fans); 3rd Shift Pin Up – Female; 3rd Shift Pin Up – Male; Pop-A-Top Award; 3rd Shifter Artist of the Year; 3rd Shifter Song of the Year; Pedal to the Medal Award (the song most likely to get you a speeding ticket); Underdog Artist (the artist deserving of more respect); Top Twit (the artist who gives good Twitter); and Fantasy Duet (living artists only). The first round of voting is already underway and running through July 29. The top four nominees in each category will advance to round two, with voting taking place July 31 - August 12. The top two finalists will then go head to head August 14 - 22 in the final round. The Third Shift Award winners will be announced live on After MidNite the morning of August 29.

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Nascar Champ Tony Stewart To Guest On 'Final Lap Weekly'

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– -- United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (“USRN”), an independent leader in original network radio programming, is excited to announce that its recently-introduced talk show covering NASCAR racing, THE FINAL LAP WEEKLY, will feature the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Tony Stewart on its edition of the program airing the weekend of July 28-29. This announcement comes jointly from the Producer and Co-host of The Final Lap Weekly, Kerry Murphey who is based in California, and USRN EVP/Programming Andy Denemark at the network’s headquarters in New York. Tony Stewart is the driver of the #14 Office Depot Mobil 1 Chevrolet at NASCAR's highest level, The Sprint Cup Series. He is also the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing and one of only two drivers with 3 series wins in 2012.  His career stats are amazing with 47 wins, 170 Top 5's, 275 Top 10's and three NASCAR Cup Series Championships including the most recent championship for the 2011 season. Stewart’s appearance on The Final Lap Weekly is scheduled during the same weekend as The Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Mike Ondayko Returns To 98 Rock; Billy Greenwood Exits WSIX/ Griffiths To Host TV Ghost Hunting Show

THE MOUTH, JULY 24TH, 2012 –– Longtime former member of Kirk, Mark & Lopez morning show, Mike Ondayko, returns to WIYY/98 Rock Baltimore. ------ WSIX and Billy Greenwood (shown) has reportedly exited the morning show. He had succeeded the legendary Gerry House in 2011 and was teamed with Karla Lawson who left earlier this year.---------- According to DCRTV, Tommy Griffiths has left WBIG-GM Washington to host a new TV show about ghost hunting. He'll be followed on Big FM by Big Rig who shifts from afternoons. ----

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Shooting Suspect Heads To Court; What To Expect

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012 –– As radio and the rest of media continues to discuss last Friday's Colorado shooting, the suspect heads to court this morning. James Holmes, 24, will appear in court to face multiple charges of the shooting and killing of 12 people and injured dozens more. According ABC's Channel 7 TV, initial advisement hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. at the Arapahoe County Courthouse. It will mark the first time Holmes has been seen in public since early Friday morning following the shooting. His attorney, James O'Connor, is one of Araphahoe's top public defenders. District Attorney Carol Chambers must decide if her office will seek the death penalty in the case. If not, Holmes would get mandatory life in prison without parole. According to Sam Kamin, a law professor at the University of Denver, he told the Los Angeles Times "It is all but certain that prosecutors will file first-degree murder charges against Holmes in the Arapahoe County courthouse and that they'll seek the death penalty. For the record, Colorado has executed only one prisoner since the death penalty was reinstated in 1984: Gary Davis in 1997.

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FOX Sports Radio's Peter Burns Remembers Former Intern Jessica Ghawi, Killed In Denver Shooting [AUDIO]

Had Escaped Death In Toronto Mall Last Month

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012 - FOX Sports Radio and Mile High Sports host Peter Burns spent some time with Loose Cannons’ Steve Hartman and Vic “The Brick” Jacobs on last Friday's show sharing memories about his former intern, Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado. Below is a portion of their conversation: Burns: “[Her] mom told me early this morning, ‘I want you to talk as much as you can. Celebrate everything that Jessica did, and celebrate everything that these victims did.’ And I'm glad that you guys are giving me the time to celebrate that and talk about how amazing of a person she is, rather than giving a minute or 30 seconds to this coward that did this. Hartman: “The story is even more unbelievable when you consider that she had cheated death at that Toronto mall shooting...Had she ever mentioned anything about that to you, Peter?” Burns: “Yeah. After it happened, it was like, ‘How lucky am I?’ I think it really hit her like, ‘Wow. I almost have a new lease on life. Let me make sure I do every single thing...’ About a week ago, we had dinner. PHOTO: Facebook LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE


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HLN Features Bert Weiss Talking Denver Shooting With Two Sons; Is there any place I can feel my children are totally safe?"

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012 –– Bert Weiss (shown) of the syndicated Bert Show, writes in an HLN piece: 'I'm feeling a deep sense of heaviness today after hearing about the shooting during the screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Colorado. There are reports that toddlers and a three-month-old baby were among the victims. Is there anything more innocent than a child eating popcorn and sipping Coke with the lights of a movie screen reflecting off his face?" Bert asked: How many fathers were in that Aurora theater, trying to connect with their sons, when they suddenly found themselves frantically hitting the floor and covering their children in an attempt to protect them at any cost? How many parents innocently dropped their children off at the movies that night and silently relaxed, assuming their kids would be safe for two hours in the confines of a movie theater? Is there any place I can feel my children are totally safe? READ ENTIRE PIECE HERE

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Campaign Launched For 'Batman's' Christian Bale To Visit Children Injured In Shooting

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012 –– If you spent much time on Facebook or Twitter over the weeken, you're likely aware of a campaign asking 'Dark Knight's' star, Christian Bale, to make the trip, complete in Batman costume, to visit children injured in the Denver shooting massacre. ABC News Radio quotes a Facebook post: “All those kids in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds at the Batman massacre could use a visit from their real hero ... They need to know heroes can be real too, not just the bad guys.” Over at Twitter the drive picked up support at #BaleOutAurora. No word on whether Bale has gotten word, but on Sunday he wrote: “Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them,” Bale said. Twelve people were killed in the midnight massacre and 58 were injured. It is not known how many of the injured are children. PHOTO: Bale

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WILD 95.5/West Palm's Kevin Rolston's Live Hair Transplant Draws Global Audience

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012/PRN –– As Jockline Daily first reported (See JD 7/3/12), WILD 95.5/West Palm's Kevn Rolston, of the Kevin, Virginia & Jason Show, did something on the air on July 11thth that no other jock had ever done before. He had a hair transplant during his show which was broadcast live, and also aired via a Livestream webcast. The event had been promoted heavily and Rolston also appeared on 'The Bald Truth." "It was great fun not just for me, but this was a first in the radio industry with the live video simulcast of a procedure of this kind, it was a tremendous success on many levels, and a great opportunity to educate our audience about the incredible breakthroughs in technology in performing this remarkable medical procedure,” said Rolston. Broadcast direct from from a web-enabled operating room and performed by Dr. Alan J. Baumanandin Boca Raton, Florida, cameras were set up, a live switcher and director were on hand and in place in the operatory (similar to a CNN broadcast), even a monitor was manned by a Social Media Moderator who was fielding questions from Twitter and chat room audience comprised of more than 23 countries who tuned into Dr. Bauman’s high-definition channel on http://www.livestream.com/hairtransplantnow. At noon, a second feed went to The Bald Truth, a Los Angeles based web-radio show hosted by best-selling author Spencer Kobren. “At one time,” says Dr. Bauman, “the show was being seen and streamed live by multiple entities to a global audience.

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Dial Global Teams With SB NATION

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012 –– Dial Global has announced a partnership and multi-year agreement with SB Nation a network of fan-centric online sports communities. The two companies will share content and cross-promote across multiple digital platforms, including their websites and radio broadcasts, providing fans with greater access to their unique talent and perspectives. 'This is a partnership that makes sense to us in every respect' said Scott Langerman, General Manager of SB Nation's Local Initiatives. 'The quality and credibility of the content and personalities within the Dial Global portfolio is unparalleled, and our vast audience of passionate and engaged sports fans will now have easier access to an even broader fan experience." Michael Schreck, Dial Global's SVP/Director, Corporate Sports, adds 'As Dial Global continues to expand its sports portfolio, we are thrilled to partner with SB Nation, the preeminent new media platform for sports fans. SBNation.com is essential reading for sports consumers. Our combined content and branding will reach an even wider audience, providing our advertisers with an even more powerful platform to connect with sports fans.'

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REPORT: Mariah Carey 'This Close' To Becoming A Judge On Next Season's American Idol

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012 –– To be honest, Jockline Daily can't decide what we look more forward to, next season's final 10 on American Idol, or its final cast of judges. As radio hosts, coast to coast, gaze on each day's news of which celeb's are in consideration, it at least appears one part of the puzzle may be 'this close' to being solved. According to Deadline-Hollywood, writer Nellie Andreeva says she's learned that Mariah Carey is finalizing a deal to join the show for a salary said to exceed $17 million. This, of course, follows the recent departure of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. The move may serve to trump NBC’s 'The Voice' landing of Christina Aguilera and Fox’s 'X Factor' bringing in Britney Spears. And the BIG question now is who will join Carey at the table IF she is indeed hired. Our bets are on Adam Lambert, but bets are off Randy 'Yo Yo' Jackson who is said to be remaining with the show in a 'mentor' role. Stay tuned

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Cox Media Group Realigns Its Broadcast Media Portfolio

To focus on larger markets and cross-media collaboration, includes sales of select media properties

THE MOUTH, JULY 23RD, 2012/PRNewswire –– Cox Media Group (CMG) is realigning its broadcast portfolio to focus on larger markets, cross-media collaboration, and heightened impact in fewer markets. As part of this realignment, CMG will be adding four new TV stations in two markets – Jacksonville, Fla. and Tulsa, Okla. – to its broadcast group from Newport Television. Following receipt of regulatory approvals, the company will take ownership of three of the new stations and will provide operating services to the fourth. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter. Simultaneously, CMG is realigning its leadership structure to fit its new portfolio. Former Group VP Kim Guthrie is CMG's new Senior Vice President responsible for radio markets and will report to Bill Hoffman, EVP over broadcast. Additional leadership changes effective immediately include: Former Group VP Rich Reis is now VP and GM of Digital Operations reporting to EVP Neil Johnston. Former Group VP Ben Reed is now VP and Market Manager of Atlanta radio reporting to Kim Guthrie. Ben succeeds Dan Kearney, who is now VP and Market Manager of Miami radio. Kearney succeeds Jerry Rushin, who is retiring from the company later this month.

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12 Reported Dead, 38 Injured During 'Dark Knight Rises' Premiere In Denver

Consultant Nienaber Recommends Calling An Audible And Holding Off On 'Dark Knight Contesting This Weekend

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– As our inbox grew filled this week with stations around the country who planned special promotions last night for the midnight premiere of 'Dark Knight Rises,' all attention was quickly diverted to early morning reports of at least fourteen people killed and approximately 38 others injured when shots rang out at The Century 16 Movie Theatre in Aurora, CO. Witnesses told reporters a masked man clad in black tossed a canister of tear gas into the crowd through an emergency exit door and then opened fire. Some at first thought it was part of the film. Following the shooting, local news outlets reported that a 24-year-old suspect was in is custody and his apartment building in north Aurora is being evacuated and searched for possible explosives. Jockline Daily reached out to a number of our readers there in Denver and are awaiting further updates. In the interim, well-know stunt/promotion consultant Paige Nienaber noted on Facebook: 'If you're doing Dark Knight contesting this weekend, I think this is one of those occasions where you call and audible and pull it."

NOTE: Based on our earliest reports of the Denver shooting, both in local coverage and a number of posts on Facebook, many first reported the number as higher than 12 and appx. 50 injured. As the morning progressed, those numbers changed, as shown above. Should these numbers change again, we'll adjust according.

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2012 NAB Marconi Finalists Announced; New Faces Share Spotlight

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– The National Association of Broadcasters announced the finalists for the 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Awards honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. This year's list showed some new faces. Top personalities listed for SYNDICATED PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR are Neal Boortz, Dial Global, Elvis Duran & the Morning Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Tom Joyner, Reach Media, Dennis Miller (shown above left) , Dial Global, Dan Patrick, DirectTV/Fox Sports Radio. For MAJOR MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Angelo Cataldi, WIP-FM, Philadelphia, PA Lisa Dent (shown right center) & Ramblin' Ray, WUSN-FM, Chicago, IL Mike Francesa, WFAN-AM, New York, NY, Tiffany Hill (shown 2nd to L) & Michael Chew, WBEB-FM, Philadelphia, PA, Preston & Steve, WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, PA. For LARGE MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR, included are Cornbread, WIL-FM, St. Louis, MO, Dr. Don Show with Rachael and Grunwald, WYCD-FM, Detroit, MI, Moon and Staci, KSTP-FM, St. Paul, MN, Kym Sellers, WZAK-FM, Cleveland, OH, Dave Smiley (shown above right) , WZPL-FM, Indianapolis, IN and in the MEDIUM MARKET PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR category, Barrett, Fox & Berry, KKNU-FM, Eugene, OR, Chris Coleman, WBHK-FM, Birmingham, AL, Brian Gary, Todd Harding and Susan Moore, KUAD-FM, Fort Collins, CO, Brent Lane, WYCT-FM, Pensacola, FL, Jan Mickelson, WHO-AM, Des Moines, IA. The winners will be announced on September 20 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, held during the 2012 Radio Show at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. SEE ENTIRE LIST HERE

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BURN'S STUDY: iHeart Growing Faster Than Pandora But Pandora Still Dominant

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– In our ongoing sneak peeks into Alan Burns and Associates study of 2000 women, the latest data shows iHeart Radio’s awareness and usage growing at a much faster rate than Pandora. According to Burns Sr. VP Jeff Johnson, “I Heart’s awareness grew five times faster than Pandora’s in the past year, and while Pandora usage increased 10 percentage points, I Heart’s nearly doubled. Pandora has a significant lead in both measures, but I Heart is catching up fast. That shows the power of radio, when it’s focused, to drive awareness of a new product.” “Personalized music streams are not what women say is limiting their radio usage” commented Burns CEO Alan Burns. “After time spent watching television, women cite ‘too many commercials’ as their radio usage limiter. And commercials are a big factor in the growth of personal stream usage. The top two advantages of personalized music streams for women are customization and fewer commercials. These women think they hear about 80% fewer commercials in personalized streams.” For more information, contact Alan Burns and Associates at (251) 980-7070.

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10 Yr. Old Cancer Patient Gets Dream Wish Answered By WSRS/Worcester; Meets Steven Tyler Back Stage
 
THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– No matter what age you are, who wouldn't want to win tickets to see Aerosmith in their hometown and meet former American Idol judge Steven Tyler up close? Not to mention, meet him back stage! This was a dream of Southbridge, Massachusetts 10 year old Steven Howe… Notice we said was. When AC WSRS Worcester's Morning Team Greg & Heidi, along with Program Director/Afternoon Drive Host Tom Holt heard that little Steven was battling cancer, they went right to work and became dream makers for their newest young listener and his family. Little Steven was invited on the air with Greg and Heidi and much to his surprise was greeted with tickets to see Aerosmith in Boston this past Tuesday night. It didn’t stop there. He and his family got the full "Idol" treatment and were wisked to Bean- town via limo to the show. Waiting backstage at the TD Garden, was a dream come true: Steven met Aerosmith front man, STEVEN TYLER! The picture says it all!  PHOTO taken by young Steven's mom. 

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WMMS' Alan Cox Fires Up '50 Shades of Grey'

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– The event 100.7/WMMS Cleveland listener had been waiting on finally came to pass this week as morning host Alan Cox and company headed to The Panini's in Westlake and set fire to a load of "50 Shades of Grey" books. Called "erotic literature," the book, to date, has sold over 31 million copies worldwide. After much debate on his show, radio, Alan Cox invited listeners to bring their copies to the restaurant where he put them to rest on a grill. Just to be safe, a listener doused the flames once they had been reduced to ashes? And how many actually brought books? From the attached YouTube link, we'd guess a couple of dozen. And while it doesn't quite match up to the historic "Disco Demolition," it made for great fun. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Eddie And Jobo Serve it Up At Local Restaurants

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– If listeners of 104.3 K-Hit's Eddie & Jobo show hear the sound of pans and dishes in the background of this morning's show, there's a good reason. They're doing their show from Dunton House Restaurant in downtown Arlington Heights. According to The Daily Herald, Nancy Tsapralis said the radio station called last month to see if she and her husband, who own the restaurant, would be interested in hosting the show. Eddie and Jobo have started doing shows in different Chicago area communities once a month. Chris Clybor, director of marketing and promotions said Eddie and Jobo are going on the road to a different remote location in response to fans who want to see them in person. Past stops have included Clarke's Diner in Chicago. Eddie tells Jockline Daily: "We've come a long way from the days of clunky "Marti's" and bad audio sound. Now it's a couple of laptops, crystal-clear digital audio, live calls with no delay. You can even hear the dishes clinking in the background. In these days of PPM-ADD, you have to get out and win people face-to-face, one person at a time!

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GIG ALERT: Kane Is Looking For You!

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– Mark this down as a rare and major opportunity. Premiere syndicated Kane (shown) is looking for a new castmember and has asked Jockline Daily to join in his efforts in recruiting qualified candidates, including women and minorities. Based at WIHT-FM in Washington, DC, he describes the job as a multi-purpose position that includes a significant on-air role, creative content contributor, digital lead for iheartkaneshow.com, as well as advanced production skills. The right candidate must be outgoing, a social media maniac, pop culture and information junkie, and is truly the life of the party. We’re less concerned about your radio experience, and more concerned with finding the right person to gel with one of the top morning shows in America. If this is you, send materials to Clear Channel, Attn:  Human Resources - WIHT- Morning Show On-Air/ Associate Producer 1801 Rockville Pike , 5th Floor Rockville,  MD 20852. Applicants should submit resumes by CLICKING HERE

 

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Ace & TJ Add Charleston; Jordan Lee & Dori Zori Take Mornings At 88Nine/Milwaukee

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– This week, The Ace & TJ Show added the historical CHARLESTON, SC to its affiliate base making Mix 95.9 Ace & TJ's 15th station. TJ told Jockline Daily "After 11 years of trying, we finally got an affiliate in Charleston. We're not really that good at selling ourselves, obviously." ------ Longtime Milwaukee Jordan Lee & Dori Zori have been named morning hosts of 88Nine/Milwaukee. Former morning co-host Kallao, moves to afternoons.-------- Q98.5 Omaha brings Jenny Olive to middays. She had formerly worked for Q98.5 before moving to sister-station Power 106.9 in 2010. Heather Jordan takes over Olive's slot on Power 106.9. ------- Bobby Smith inks multi-year deal as PD of Mix 105.1 and WJHM Orlando. --------CCME have announced today that Rich McMillan has joined the cluster as Operations Manager, effective immediately. McMillan will oversee the programming efforts for Clear Channel’s five station cluster, and will also assume the role of Program Director for WVBZ-FM The Buzz and WPTI-FM Rush Radio.

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CONDOLENCES: Man Who First Said "As God Is My Witness I Thought Turkeys Could Fly," Legendary PD/GM Ted Adkins Passes Away

THE MOUTH, JULY 20TH, 2012 –– We were saddened to learn earlier this week from FM104.7's Jim Quinn, of legendary programmer and GM Ted Atkins pending death. With respect to his family, we held off until word came from Quinn this morning that he had finally passed away yesterday. "The legendary Ted Atkins (KIMN, KHJ, WTAE) was bigger than life and the best GM I ever worked for. His escapades were apiece with the radio biz of his day but he was a great guy who never had a bad word to say about anyone. For you fans of WKRP in Cincinnati he was the man who actually said, "as God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly." READ OTHER COMMENTS HERE

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Zimmerman Meets Hannity: "I'm Not A Murderer" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 19TH, 2012 –– What was clearly a major coup, TV/Radio's Sean Hannity sat down with George Zimmerman and his lawyer at an undisclosed location in Florida for an exclusive interview. Zimmerman said he had followed Martin because he looked suspicious running between houses in the rain. Later, he claims Martin confronted him and "asked me what my problem was?" Zimmerman said as reached into his pocket to find his phone to call 911 for a second time "I looked up and he punched me and broke my nose." At one point Zimmerman claims he heard Martin telling him he was going to kill me. Zimmerman, now in hiding, said he feels his life is in jeopardy, based on death threats he has received. Following the shooting, he was charged with second-degree murder for the shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fl. Zimmerman has long held that he acted in self-defense. The interview ended with Zimmerman looking into the camera and saying that he wishes the night hadn't ended in Martin's death. "I do want to tell everyone, my wife, my family, my parents, my grandmother, the Martins, the city of Sanford and America that I'm sorry that this happened," he said. "I hate to think that because of this incident, because my actions, it's polarized and divided American. And I'm truly sorry." WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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BURN's STUDY: Radio Websites Could Still Use Some Work

THE MOUTH, JULY 19TH, 2012 –– For Radio to Be Successful in a Digital World Its Web Sites Need Improvement. That's the consensus of Alan Burns, following his latest study of 2000 women. In the latest peek, he says that while the number of weekly visitors to radio station web sites jumped in the past year, the industry still has to significantly improve its web presence. “The weekly cume, or number of unique visitors, to radio station web sites grew at an annual rate of 12.5% over the last two years, with most of that growth in the last twelve months” said CEO Alan Burns, “so stations are doing some things right. But most women still have never visited their favorite radio station’s site. They tell us they don’t need it, or just don’t think of it as a place to go on the internet.” According to Burns, one major reason for that is that of all the elements women want most on a station web site, they get, or expect to find, less than half on their favorite station’s site. “They’re also asking for less clutter on our sites” said Burns Sr. VP Jeff Johnson. For more information, contact Alan Burns and Associates at (251) 980-7070.

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ADAM CAROLLA: "Everyone Can Kiss My A**!"

Says He Never Said Women Were Not Funny

THE MOUTH, JULY 19TH, 2012 –– With one of the most listened to podcasts in the world, Adam Carolla garners more attention than perhaps he'd prefer. Either way, he's undeterred by criticism he recently got over claims that he said women weren't funny. Now out touring with talker Dennis Prager, he'll continue his live podcasts and on November 16 will make a special appearance with Dennis Miller in Anaheim, California. As for the comment, he tells uproxx.com "He’s not sorry that women think he said they’re not funny. "Oh listen, I don’t care ... I have a podcast. I sell books and I sell theater tickets. Obviously, I was misquoted. I didn’t say, 'Women aren’t funny.' I said that men are funnier than women, because I was asked if men are funnier than women. I just told the truth, and then people took it and ran with it, and it’s fine." As for life in a non-corporate environment, he says "Everyone can kiss my ass, I don’t care. I’m not involved with Hollywood, I don’t want to be involved with Hollywood ... I don’t want to do a sitcom. I want to work for myself, and I do work for myself. I make plenty of money working for myself. I built it so they can’t take it away."

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97X's Bill Michael's Daughter Tapped For "Live Uncommon" Campaign Following Incredible Spinal Surgery Story


THE MOUTH, JULY 19TH, 2012 –– Listeners of Cumulus' 97X Quad Citie's IA's Bill Michaels, one have of the hugely popular Dwyer and Michaels Show, are well aware of his daughter's spinal surgery earlier this year. Jockline Daily is extremely happy to share this latest part of the story. Bill tells us "We just got back from our marathon follow-up visit in Iowa City (everything is on track and looks good). Still no bike riding, but she can start swimming--which is all she really cared about, and she can go out on the boat with us if we take it easy. There's a local scholarship organization called "Live Uncommon" and they recognize people who've overcome obstacles or live an exemplary lifestyle. They've now chosen her to be on the LU team and use her story to motivate people to rise above challenges and face tough times head on etc. She did a photo shoot and asked if she'd model their swimwear line which is coming out. They also included her on the side of their semi. It's pretty cool. In the above photos, you can see the x-rays taken prior to surgery. I'm sure you'll agree, seeing this young lady standing so beautifully in front of the semi is truly breathtaking. Send Bill, his daughter and family your best wishes HERE.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK:

Chris Evan Buys 121 FT, $7.8 Million Luxury Craft For 3 Yr. Od Son

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, JULY 19TH, 2012 –– BBC DJ Chris Evans (shown) splashes out for £5m ($7.8m) superyacht after son's plea. 3 year-old Noah Evans said he’d love to have the 121ft luxury craft, called The Snapper so his dad, BBC Radio 2 Breakfast host Chris Evans simply snapped it up. Chris had taken Noah out boat-hunting when the little boy fell in love with The Snapper, owned by Formula 1 supremo Eddie Jordan. Evans says he plans to charter out The Snapper, moored in the south of France, for £95,000 ($148,000) a week during Cannes and the Monaco grand prix. He says his golf pro wife Natasha, who gave birth to their second son, Eli, in May, is “well up for a course” to learn how to skipper the vessel which has a full-time crew of four.

Bristol Presenter Returns, Joins Jack FM - Andy Bush, once host of Heart Bristol’s weekday breakfast show has returned to the city to join Jack FM. He’s on the rival station on Sunday mornings with a new weekly show. He’ll be continuing his weekday afternoons on the national station, Absolute Radio. Andy left Heart earlier this year to replace Nick Jackson at Absolute.

Keep your audience up to date on what's happening in the UK and Europe.
Give me a call and we can chat on the air on your station about the Eurozone crisis, the Royals, the Olympics, soccer or anything UK-Euro +44 7752 416905.

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Singapore To Launch Kiss 92, First New Station In 20 Years


THE MOUTH, JULY 19TH, 2012 - You, of course, know that when it comes to interesting radio stories, Jockline Daily has no borders. For this one we traveled nearly 10,000 miles to Singapore where they just unveiled Kiss 92. It's part of SPH UnionWorks, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings. The station, which debuts Sept 3, will be Singapore's first brand-new radio station in 20 years. The station will be staffed by (left to right), Jason Johnson, Maddy Barber, Arnold Gay, Claressa Monteiro and Jeremy Ratnam.-- PHOTO: Sean Kwang Peng

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Tulsa's Carey Takes Cue From 'Boot Camp; Pulls An Urban

THE MOUTH, JULY 19TH, 2012 –– It's no secret, Morning Show Boot Camp is a conference that keeps on giving all year long. Here's yet another example: K95/Tulsa's Jim Carey (shown above left) wrote: "Thanks so much for putting on Bootcamp. I've marked down next year's date (August 2013/Chicago). To prove I learned something in Miami, I've attached the above pic as evidence. They said during the social media session (presented by Stephanie Winans) that listeners like pics that show 'vulnerability' and pics that are 'a parity of a viral pic.' I think my re-creation of Keith Urban's Speedo pic in People falls into BOTH those categories. Our facebook views shot thru the roof!!!! (Plus lots of people are gouging out their eyeballs to try to relieve the pain of looking at it. Have a great day!"


 

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Stern Says He's Been Invited Back To Next Season's AGT

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –– After all the hoopla surrounding Howard Stern joining the judging cast of this season's 'America's Got Talent, as it turned out a good choice for NBC as this year's ratings are higher than ever. And apparently, AGT wants to ensure they stay that way next season. On yesterday's radio show, Stern told his listeners he has been invited back to judge AGT next season, but whether he accepts or not is still being decided. According to tvgasm.com, this week was the first time he began doing double duty with radio and AGT, so this miss weigh in on his decision. Writer "Nads," says "The one thing I love about Howard is that he always puts radio first before TV. He knows he’s a radio guy, he talks about being a radio guy first, and that’s where his loyalty is." On a hunch, Jockline Daily is inclined to think Stern will take them up on their offer, but you can bet there will be some well-publicized negotiation between now and then for a new deal.

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STEVE VAN ZANDT: Pulling The Plug On Springsteen & McCartney "Fascist Stupid!" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –– As you no doubt are aware, the unthinkable happened this past weekend at London's Hyde Park during the first-ever jam session between The Boss and Sir Paul – the plug was pulled on Springsteen and McCartney after the rock legends violated the local curfew. Yesterday on CCME/Floriday's Paul and Young Ron Show, Springsteen’s longtime sidekick and “E” Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt was a guest oand called the short-circuiting of the historic set “fascist stupid,” saying the musicians were more “shocked” than “pissed off.” “That rigid sort of following rules and regulations, we’ve been rebelling against that our whole lives,” said Van Zandt. “Rock & Roll’s been rebelling against it its whole existence.”We could have played three more songs  and still been done by 11:00” LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Todd & Guenn Go '50 Shades Of Grey' Everyday [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –_ If morning commuters in Charlotte catch women panting in the car next to them, it could be that they're tuned into K104.7 Todd Baker & Guenn Show. Starting this week, every morning at 7:42 it's "Fifty Seconds of Grey...for the working woman on the run who doesn't have time for summer reading"! Every weekday morning they don't just read an excerpt from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" novel, they re-enact it, complete with sound effects, music, etc. "The not so FCC friendly words become the sounds of whips cracking!" says Baker. "We thought about what we could do to put a new twist on this literary phenomenon, and came up with a way to re-create the love (or lust) story of Christian and Anastasia for our heavily female audience. Each morning they take creative license with a scene, and are planning on working their way through the entire book. "To mix it up some days we gender bend, where I play Anastasia and Guenn plays Christian!" says Baker. "Our audience is loving it, we even had a call from one woman who was so enthralled with the hot-action, that while driving she missed her exit and was late for work"! Hopefully her morning got off to a HAPPY start. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Saga Communications Boost Mobile Presence with Marketron Mobile

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –– Marketron has released results from a recent national mobile campaign that they powered for Saga Communications. A long-time Marketron customer, Saga worked with Marketron Mobile for its "Saga Collective Texting Contest" this spring, and the collaboration successfully engaged Saga's listeners and drove high participation-over 178,000 new members were added to the Saga text club. "Saga used this texting program to create contest differentiation from our competition among the 30 participating stations - we were looking for something bigger and more interesting than another "9th caller" phone promotion," said Steve Goldstein (shown), Executive Vice President of Saga Communications. "The stats show we achieved our goals with substantial increases in our database and participation levels that exceed anything we had done in the past. Concentration of force works." Saga worked with Marketron Mobile in its "Saga Collective Texting Contest Spring 2012," which gave listeners a chance to win $1,000 twice daily on weekdays from April 2 to May 5, 2012 and included 31 participating stations nationally. Over 3.3 million texts were received during the contest which included nearly one million total "episode unique" entries. Throughout the campaign, some markets saw as much as 82 percent total growth in their membership clubs.

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Nick And Artie Get Sirius

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012/PRNewswire -- Sirius XM Radio announced that it has added The Nick & Artie Show, featuring Artie Lange and Nick DiPaolo and produced by DIRECTV Entertainment, to its sports talk lineup. The show will be available to SiriusXM listeners daily on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208 starting tomorrow. Lange and DiPaolo will make their SiriusXM debut with a special show in front of a live audience at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. They will host from 8:00 to 10:00 am ET to kickoff SiriusXM's annual Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft at the Hard Rock. This marks the first time the show will be available to all SiriusXM listeners. The show aired previously only on XM (Extreme Talk, XM channel 165). The Nick & Artie Show will start airing in its regular timeslot (weeknights at 10:00 pm ET) on Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 208 on July 19. The Nick & Artie Show is produced and syndicated by DIRECTV Entertainment/LABC Radio Group.

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STUDY: 24% Of Women Use Or Listen To The Internet In Their Cars Via Smartphone

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –– Alan Burns and Associates continue to release information from its third national study of female radio listeners while will revealed in its entirety this Thursday. Among the data shows that one of every eight women already has internet access in her car.“Even without a Bluetooth dashboard, women are using internet in their cars via their smartphones” said Alan Burns. “24% of our sample said they use or listen to the internet in their cars weekly; 16% do it every day. But usage of built-in access is even higher: almost half the women whose cars are so equipped use the internet in their cars daily.”What will happen to radio when more cars come equipped with in-dash internet? Burns says women cite “can’t get internet in my car” as the #1 reason for not listening more to personalized music streamers like Pandora, but women who already have in-car access still listen to radio more often than anything else in the car, and just as often as other women. Beginning tomorrow, the results from this study are being unveiled in a series of free webinars presented by Triton Digital. For more information, contact Alan Burns and Associates at (251) 980-7070.

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America's Radio News Networks: 320 Affiliates And Counting

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –– America’s Radio News Network along with America’s Morning News offers 15 hours of syndicated long-form news programming daily and is now on over 320 affiliated stations taking one or more of the five, three-hour news programs. Joining stations such as KSFO San Francisco, KIKK Houston, KKGM Dallas, WTNT Washington D.C., KTTH Seattle, KFMB San Diego, KLZ Denver, WWBA Tampa and more, are 18 new affiliates recently added including: WTDA/WMNI, Columbus, OH; KBSZ AM & FM, Phoenix; WOWW, Memphis TN; WINK Ft. Myers/Naples, FL. America’s Radio News Network and America’s Morning News led by TRN's Mark Masters (shown) are exclusively represented by TRN Syndications, Ltd.

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Glenn Beck's Online Network Adds Andrew Wilkow To Line-Up

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –– As GBTV rebrands as The Blaze, Glenn Beck announced that libertarian, Andrew Wilkow, will join his online TV network later this summer and host a yet to be named show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the once named up-and-coming “young guns” in talk radio by its publication says he will keep his three-hour weekday show on Sirius XM. Once Wilkow joins TheBlaze, it will stream 35 hours of original programming each week. Wilcow becomes the eighth show to join the network’s lineup, and, according to THR, more are in the works. “We have this sort of no-sacred-cow approach to our programming, so we’re looking for people with that mindset," said TheBlaze president and chief content officer Joel Cheatwood. “It’s really about truth, and Andrew fits that bill perfectly.

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Erica Farber, George Beasley, Don Cornelius Among 2012 'Giants of Broadcasting' Honorees

THE MOUTH, JULY 18TH, 2012 –– The 10th annual staging of the GIANTS OF BROADCASTING, a yearly event sponsored by the Library of National Broadcasting and celebrating distinguished leadership or performance in television and radio, is scheduled for OCTOBER 18 in New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Library has announced the first nine professionals who will be recognized in 2012 for their contributions to those media in the last half-century. The distinguished honorees join 140 GIANTS OF BROADCASTING who have been honored by the Library since 2003. This year's honorees include Norman Lear, NORMAN LEAR, George Beasley, Robert MacNeil & Jim Lehrer, Erica Farber (shown above L), Don Cornelius (shown above R), Andy Rooney, Sir Howard Stringer and Ted Turner. The Library has been honoring leaders in the broadcasting industry annually since 2003 — its list of Giants will now exceed 149. Previous honorees include industry founders Guglielmo Marconi, David Sarnoff of RCA and NBC, William S. Paley and Frank Stanton of CBS, Leonard Goldenson of ABC, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Philo Farnsworth, H. V. Kaltenborn, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Arthur Godfrey, Paul Harvey, Charlie Rose, Ken Burns, Johnny Carson, Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Christiane Amanpour, Lowry Mays and Tim Russert. Reservations for tables and individual tickets to the event may be arranged through Jessica Wolin at 212-685-4233 or by e-mail at jessicawolin@gmail.com.

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Merlin Flips News Back To Music In New York & Chicago

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– So much for sources close to the situation. With rumors suggesting that Merlin's full staff meetings with both it's WEMP/New York & WIQI/Chicago would likely result in more of a hybrid, news/talk format such as it's Philly property, that certainly didn't turn out to the case. In a statement released just after 10 am et this morning, Merlin chief, Randy Michaels stated: "Effective immediately, Alternative is back on the air in NEW YORK as NEW ROCK 101.9 and Adult Hits are on the air in CHICAGO as i101. It was a difficult decision to make, but after a year of minimal audience engagement, coupled with the format’s inherent expense, I felt it was time to make a change. I’d like to thank the people who poured their heart and soul into the effort and I wish them all the best."

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Radio Host's 911 Call Leads To Arrest of Burglary Suspects

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– Not a good day for a group of burglary suspects in Brentwood, Missouri. According to Fox 2 TV, the foursome, who had been following patrons back from the Lumiere Casino to their homes and then robbing them, were first caught on hi-res cameras outside their intended target's homes. As luck had it, the cameras were originally set up by a resident, Ronald Nichols, to catch animals who had been breaking into trash cans. “They’re just unbelievable,” said Nichols. “You couldn`t have even staged them better than what they were.” Brentwood Police Chief Steve Disbennett credits KTRS/St. Louis morning host McGraw Millhaven for calling 911 and putting three of the suspects behind bars. As it turns out, some of those in custody face multiple charges including burglary, robbery and armed criminal action. The group first prompted Millhaven's call to 911 when he noticed their car pull up to a house with a missing license plate. While the suspects remain in custody with bonds ranging from $75 to $100,000, the fourth burgular is being pursued. WATCH VIDEO

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DJ Laz & Kidd Kraddick Added To Cast Of 'Dish Nation'

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– "Dish Nation," the entertainment news, television show featuring top radio shows from across the nation, has announced the addition of The DJ Laz and the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show to its line-up. According to Dish Nation, they've cleared over 95 percent of the country, including FOX Stations in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. DJ Laz, a longtime Miami favorite, airs two separate shows daily. One in Miami at Party 106.7 and also in Los Angeles on DJ 106.7. The show also features Raquel Cordova and Lilliani Gonsalez. Kidd Kraddick, based out of Dallas, Texas, features Kellie Rasberry, Jenna, Big Al and J-Si. Laz and Kraddick will join New York's The Big Show with Scott & Todd on WPLJ (hosted by Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill; featuring Cooper Lawrence and Joe Pardavila); Atlanta's Rickey Smiley Morning Show, heard in over 60 markets nationwide and featuring Ebony Steele, HeadKrack, Rock-T, Gary with da Tea and also Detroit's Blaine & Allyson on WDVD with Blaine Fowler and Allyson Martinek. “We’ve now upped by 40% how much funny we are going to get from the nation. says Stu Weiss, Dish Nation executive producer and president. "Dish Nation" premieres weeknights starting on September 10th."

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Loveline's Simone Bienne Featured In New Courtside Daily Vignette

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– British psychosexual and relationship therapist Simone Bienne who stars nightly on the syndicated “Loveline” along with Dr. Drew Pinsky and Mike Catherwood is now set to be featured on a new twice-daily vignette called “Lovelink with Simone Bienne.” Offered by Courtside Entertainment, owner Norm Pattiz says, “Simone Bienne is a bottle rocket of energy, insight and intelligence. We are delighted to have lured her across the pond to the States and are confident American radio listeners will be as taken with her charm, wit and knowledge as we are.” A former model, Simone once hosted Channel 4's A Place in the Sun and BBC One's Secrets of Magic in the UK. Afterwards, she became a newsreader for Granada TV. Now living in the U.S. she co-hosts Loveline each evening.

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BURN'S STUDY: Music Streamers Having Minimal Impact On Radio Listening


THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– Data scheduled for release this Thursday from Alan Burns and Associates’ annual study of women shows that personalized streaming services like Pandora are having minimal impact on radio listening. “Custom streams are clearly growing,” commented Alan Burns. “However, daily users of personalized music streams are even more likely to listen to radio on a daily basis. And the heaviest users of custom streams listen to more total radio than average – they are heavy consumers of media and music in almost all forms.” Burns noted that daily TSL to radio by Pandora listeners is slightly lower than average, but their total radio usage is at most 5% lower than the all-women average. “If you could invent a music service that adapted to your music tastes without you having to do anything, was mood-selectable with one click, was highly social, inserted your local weather and traffic information, and was available everywhere, all you’d have done is invent radio” said Burns. “Radio is terrifically resilient.”
For more information, contact Alan Burns and Associates at (251) 980-7070.

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IT'S OFFICIAL: Michael Lohan Tells Loper & Randy He & Kate Major Are Preggers [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– Leave it to a morning show to not let something like a guest being asleep to get in the way of breaking news. This was the case for the recently transplanted "Loper and Randi Show," from West Palm To WRKZ/99.7 'The Blitz/Columbus. No sooner did they catch wind of celebrity dad, Michael Lohan, and lady friend Kate Major's preggers rumor, they went right to the source. A clearly asleep Lohan answered his phone at what we're guessing was around 4 or 5 am California time to answer whether or not the rumors were true. In spite of asking Roper to call back later, the host pulled out the always reliable "Just answer this' question, Randi asked Lohan if the rumors are true. "Of course!," says Lohan. And while you may wonder if Lohan was asleep, why did he left the phone on, uhhhh... think again who they were calling. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Larry King Kicks Off New Show On Hulu Next Monday

Opening week's guests include Seth MacFarlane, Matthew McConaughey and Meghan McCain

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– Venerable tv and radio talker, Larry King, will be pulling out his suspenders once again as he launches "Larry King Now," on Hulu and Hulu Plus care. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The half-hour show will run in the early evening, Monday through Thursday. Looks like he'll get some some pretty nice star backing as well. Reportedly, Seth MacFarlane, Matthew McConaughey and Meghan McCain are scheduled to join. He tells THR: "I have always been driven to innovate, from my time on radio, to the first call-in show on national television, to being an early adopter of online columns and Twitter,” says King. “I am thrilled about our partnership with Hulu. I love being able to interact directly with audiences, and digital TV allows me to do this in new and powerful ways."

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Best Buy And Sixx Sense Team For Sixx Sense Rock

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– Best Buy and Premiere Networks announced a new multi-platform promotion called Sixx Sense Rock, a partnership curated by Nikki Sixx’s national radio show Sixx Sense to bring the “best rock on the radio” into Best Buy stores. Launched July 15, a special Sixx Sense Rock branded display will feature a selection of eight rock albums in stores nationwide. In addition, Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx will highlight one of the albums each week for eight weeks. Jennifer Leimgruber, Premiere Networks SVP of Programming, stated: “Sixx Sense, now heard in nearly 100 markets nationwide, has proven itself as the new destination for rock music. Both Nikki and Premiere are committed to exposing great rock music to an even wider audience, and together with Best Buy, we are now reaching the consumer in more ways than ever before.”

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MOVERS/WAKERS: AJ Exits Mornings AT Star 94.1; Todd "Nuke 'Em" Noker Rejoins X96/Salt Lake City; John Bishop Heads To The Zone/Omaha; Jr. Joy Browne Signs With Media Management

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 –– Surprising news out of San Diego's Star 94.1 yesterday of word that AJ Machado along with Hulu would be exiting after three years following failed contract negotiations. Co-host Delana along with Dorothy will remain with the show. Prior to the switch to Star, AJ had handled morning on KHTS-FM /Channel 93.3 for nearly 10 years. On his FB page, AJ wrote: "Unfortunately I will no longer be waking you up on Star 94.1. Last Friday was my last day on the air and Hula has left the station as well. I am grateful to Clear Channel for the opportunities they have given me and I wish my many friends that remain with the company all the best. I am off to find a new radio home and I hope to be a part of your mornings again soon.----- Meanwhile, at X96/Salt Lake City came word Todd "Nuke 'Em" Noker would rejoin his former PMD position. Noker had spent nearly 20 years with the station before departing earlier this year. With the change, PD/PMD Sean Demery exits. ----- John Bishop joins Omaha's 1620 The Zone (KOZN) where he'll co-host “Unsportsmanlike Conduct,” Mike’L Severe. He follows Kevin Kugler who now serves the Big Ten Network as a play-by-play announcer and commentator.------- WOR Radio Network personality Dr. Joy Browne has signed with Media Management Group for personal management. In addition to being one of the top syndicated radio hosts in the country, Dr. Joy is also an accomplished author, television personality, speaker and spokesperson.

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MSBC 25 Returns To Chicago In 2013

25 Most Influential Personalities of Last 25 Years To Be Recognized

THE MOUTH, JULY 17TH, 2012 - Go ahead and plan now. it's going to be HUGE! While it may be over a year away, given the 25 year milestone it's worth marking your calendar now for early August, 2013, as the launch date of Morning Show Boot Camp XXV in Chicago. "As home to some of the greatest radio personalities in our history, it seemed fitting that we would bring MSBC back to Chicago, home to some of our biggest past events," says host Don Anthony. To add to this special occasion, MSBC 25 will conclude with a special presentation, highlighting the top 25 most influential personalities of the last 25 years. To create this list, former attendees and readers of Jockline Daily will cast votes for their nominees. "Once the list is created, we'll then contact all the nominees and hopefully assemble on stage the largest single gathering of radio's most influential talent, ever!," says Anthony. "Each talent or show will be introduced one at a time on stage and presented with an award to honor this occasion ... Effective today, we'll begin taking nominees," say Anthony. "One submission is allowed per person," Anthony says. "..plus, a show/talent can't vote for themselves." And who would you say are the top 25 most influential personalities of the last 25 years? CLICK HERE AND LET US KNOW

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IDOL CHATTER: Lopez Exits; Mariah & Aretha In The Mix?

 

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– At the rate the judge's table for next season's American Idol is changing, the rumor mill could keep buzzing until its debut. Last week, Steven Tyler announced he was leaving to spend more time with Aerosmith. Then, on Friday, fellow judge Jennifer Lopez told KIIS-FM's Ryan Seacrest on last Friday's radio show that she was moving on, too. As if that weren't enough gaga to keep tongues wagging, out of nowhere came word that Mariah Carey was in serious talks with AI's producer, joining former Idol, Adam Lambert, who was also said to be of top interest to them as well. And with names like Miley Cyrus and Charlie Sheen being tossed around, the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin reportedly sent CNN a note saying she would be interested in joining the judge's table, too. All of this leaves sole remaining judge, Randy Jackson, looking like the last guy a party, but, according to US Weekly, he'll likely remain with the show, but in in more of a mentoring role.

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Bob Pittman Tops 'Radio Inks' Most Powerful List' For Second Year In A Row

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– Radio Ink's "40 Most Powerful People in Radio" issue will be out today and at the top of the list for the second year in a row is Clear Channel Media & Entertainment's CEO Bob Pittman. According to Radio Ink, Pittman became the first person in 2011 to ever enter the list at #1. Ross Levinsohn, Interim Yahoo CEO and a longtime friend of Pittman, told Radio Ink, "Radio has such a rich opportunity. I can see Bob redefining what it means to be in the music business across devices and screens globally ... He’s a champion, and someone I would go to battle for.” Pittman said “It’s about having a clear vision that everyone can believe in, turning that vision into an operating plan, and then executing on that plan with more urgency than anyone else ... it’s also about taking chances. The worst decision is to do nothing." Rounding out the top 5, Radio Ink's Ed Ryan tells Jockline Daily #2) CCME's John Hogan #3) Cumulus' Lew Dickey #4) CBS' Dan Mason and #5) Entercom's David Field.

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Power 105.1 New York Host Blames Attack On Rival Station

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– If you've read recent posts in Jockline Daily, you're aware of the mounting friction between Power 105.1's Charlamagne Tha God and rival host Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97.1. According to New York's Daily News, things turned uglier last week as Charlamagne was attacked outside the station and it was captured on video. He now tells TNYDN, he believes it was motivated by the war of words between his station and Hot 97.1. “I absolutely think it’s because of radio beef,” says Charlamagne. The tiff is rooted to Flex’s public deriding of Nicki Minaj at its Summer Jam concert last June in New Jersey. Charlamagne defended Minaj and appeared on her recent album, “Pink Friday Roman Reloaded.” Since then the pair have swapped various tweets. In the video, Charlamagne is seen outside the Power 105.1 studios and is asked to give a a shoutout by an unidentified man holding a camera. After refusing, another man approaches, takes a swing and lands a blow to Charlamagne's face. READ ENTIRE STORY HERE

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B97 New Orleans Shifts To BREES 97 In Honor Of Drew's New Deal With The Saints

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– Last year, stations in various cities changed their calls with hopes of luring quarterback Peyton Manning to their city's NFL teams. Unlikely, nowhere is the love for a quarterback more prominent than New Orleans. Last Friday, in honor of New Orlean's Saint's Drew Brees new 5 year $100 million dollar deal ($60 million guaranteed), longtime Entercom CHR B97 rebranded itself as "BREES" 97. And the stuntage isn't over. As of this morning, its website still dons the BREES97 Logo and we're guessing town locals would be just as happy to leave it that way. Brees, a local favorite, has stuck with the franchise through thick and thin, including moving his permanent residence to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. In addition to quarterbacking, Drew is also involved in a number of local charities. Brees holds the NFL single-season record for most passing yards in a season by a quarterback, with 5,476 yards, which he accomplished during the 2011 season. That year Brees also set NFL records for highest completion percentage in a season – 71.2%, most 300+ yard passing games in a season – 13, and most completions in a season – 468.

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Tom Berg In Hour 172 Of Breaking Longest On-Air Record of 184 Hours

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– Last Friday Jockline Daily reported that WKVI/Knox Indiana's Tom Berg was hoping to break the Guinness World Record for longest continuous radio broadcast by a single host. In order to do it, he'll have to remain on the air for more than 184 hours; just short of 8 straight days. That’s 7 2/3 days. Berg started broadcasting at 5:00 am on Monday, July 9 and plans to continue doing so until midnight on Monday, July 16, breaking the record by three hours. Guinness rules allow one five-minute break per hour. Breaks can alternatively be stockpiled, amounting to one hour of break time per 12 hours of air time. Berg told Jockline Daily he's still at it this morning and is hoping to reach his goal at midnight. We'll keep you posted.

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CNBC Radio Debuts 'Opening Bell Report' From NASDAQ

Anchored by leading CNBC anchors and reporters

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– Dial Global announces the debut of the CNBC Opening Bell Report to its daily roster of hourly market reports. The CNBC Opening Bell Report airs Monday-Friday at 9:40am ET, allowing affiliated stations to have real-time market information and breaking business news  minutes after the start of the trading day. CNBC Radio Reports currently air hourly at :20 past the hour, 5a-9 pm. Following the pre-market daily 9:20am report, the 9:40am Opening Bell Report offers a snapshot of how the stock markets are shaping up for the day—with relevant and topical market news for business executives, financial professionals and the average investor. Amy Bolton, Dial Global’s Senior VP/GM News/Talk, adds “We are delighted to offer our stations another opportunity to be the first in business reporting—from Wall Street to their street…CNBC is the best in business...” Anchored by leading CNBC anchors and reporters, CNBC Radio is heard on 155 radio stations around the U.S. CNBC Radio broadcasts real-time market analysis, daily market updates and weekend business news features.

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Kelly Collis' Monogamy Marathon Comes To An End; Meter Reset [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– Is there any place that reveals its show members most personal and intimate details better than radio? You can now add monogamy to the list. 94.7/Fresh FM's Kelly Collis, of the Tommy Show in Washington, D.C. has had her love life on daily display, including her inability to find just the right guy for a longterm relationship. Tommy McFly told Jockline Daily, "We have joked about how Kelly has had hard time finding a boyfriend. After 15 first dates on an online dating site, she finally found what she was looking for, a divorce father of two (D-FOT), a sensitive and giving man. She fell in love, introduced him to her children, they went on trips together and had a healthy relationship. After 4 months of bliss (for which they posted a monogamy meter), last week he decided that it was not the relationship he wanted in the longterm." Kelly, is apparently in recovery mode. She joked with Jockline Daily: "It all really happened at Morning Show Boot Camp. I had an unforgettable evening with Lunchbox from the Bobby Bones Show and I realized there was more out there. I think D-Fot sensed my lack of commitment and ended it before I could." So what does a radio show do when something so personal like this happens? But of course, share all the details on air. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Former Opie & Anthony/Bonaduce Producer Steve Carlesi Passes Away

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– Long time Opie & Anthony producer Steve Carlesi has passed away with few, if any, details regarding the cause of death. In the late 90's he joined the syndicated Opie & Anthony and remained with them until 2002; left briefly and then rejoined the show in 2004, but left in 2010 following budget cuts. Carlesi then joined WYSP/Philadelphia as a producer of the Danny Bonaduce show. From there he formed Foundry Music. Last Friday, Opie & Anthony paid tribute to him on air and posted messages via Twitter. Opie posted "We are deeply saddened and heartbroken. Our thoughts go out to his beautiful wife and son." Most recently Carlesi had worked at Rock 107/WEZX in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Alicia Tyler Join the Zone 94.1/Fickle 93.3 Rochester

THE MOUTH, JULY 16TH, 2012 –– Alicia Tyler (aka Alicia Pecorino) has joined The Zone@94.1 Fickle 93.3 in Rochester, NY, for fill-ins and weekends. She formerly worked at Click 98.9/Seattle, KOSO-FM/Modesto and Alice@97.3/San Francisco.

 


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Tyler Exits 'Idol; Lopez Thinks It's Time For Her To Go [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 13TH, 2012 –– Given all the recent hints of changes on the Idol judge's panel, yesterday's announcement by Steven Tyler that he was stepping down didn't come as too much of a surprise. Albeit, the biggest surprise was that most people expected Jennifer Lopez to be the first to leave. During an appearance on yesterday's Today Show she added creedence to this possibility by saying "... I am thinking it's time for me to go and do other things I love to do." As for Tyler, he said in a release "After some long hard thoughts, I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress American Idol before she boils my rabbit. I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I'm back ... Idol was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it. ... Now it's time to bring rock back." Of course, with the announcement, he also let loose that on Nov. 6th, Aerosmith is releasing a new album, “Music from Another Dimension. Where all of this leaves judge Randy Jackson is anyone's guess, but don't be surprised with more Idol news soon. WATCH J-LO ON TODAY - PEOPLE

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Tom Barnard Inks New 4-Year Deal With KQRS Minneapolis

THE MOUTH, JULY 13TH, 2012 –– With a simple tweet, longtime Minneapolis host, Tom Barnard, announced he was going to be around quite a bit longer in mornings at KQRS. He wrote yesterday: "Since there seems to be a leak, I wanted all of you to know, This morning 7/12/12, I signed a four year extention with K.Q.R.S." According to twincities.com, Barnard drew concern from Facebook followers last week by posting "I hope you'll hang with me through this. Thanks for your support." Then later stated he was not retiring from radio and wrote "I thought we had a deal for me to carry on for many more years on K.Q. I guess maybe that's not the deal. Whatever, let me know." His words drew more than 130 comments from his fans. Barnard's new contract will keep him at KQRS until 2016, which will mark his 30th anniversary with the station.

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WOMEN'S STUDY: They Like Being Heard

Heavy listeners have a tendency to like air personalities and morning shows,

THE MOUTH, JULY 13TH, 2012 –– In yesterday's highly anticipated release of the initial data set from its 2012 national study of female radio listeners revealed ways to identify and appeal to heavy (most active) listeners. CEO Alan Burns said “the differences between heavy and light listeners are not demographics…they’re psychographic. And the number one difference is that heavy listeners are nearly twice as likely (86% more likely) to appreciate feeling that their opinions matter.” Radio stations that give their listeners effective ways to express their opinions have a significant advantage according to research released today by Alan Burns and Associates. Knowing that one’s opinion matters is also a prime motive for women who cooperate with ratings surveys, says Burns, “so a radio station that solicits listener opinions, and gives its listeners the sense that they’re being listened to, is going to be more attractive to both heavy radio users and likely ratings respondents. But very few stations do a good job of it.” Other major characteristics of heavy listeners are a tendency to like air personalities and morning shows, feel very understood by at least one radio station, and spend more time in their cars than lighter users, according to Burns. The Burns presentation also revealed that it’s easier to identify likely ratings cooperators in diary markets than in PPM metros, and that 13.4% of women, up from 8% last year, now listen to AM or FM radio on their cell phones virtually every day. The results of Burns and Associates’ third national study of female radio listeners are being released in a series of four webinars presented by Triton Digital. The next webinar will cover the radio industry’s digital efforts and competitors, and is scheduled for next Thursday, July 19, at 3:30pm EDT. For more info, contact Alan Burns at (251)980-7070.

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Comic Con Now Playing On The Radio

THE MOUTH, JULY 13TH, 2012/PRNewswire via COMTEX –– Sirius XM Radio has launched "Comic-Con Radio," a four-day channel featuring interviews, panels, fan reactions and more from this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. "Comic-Con Radio" is airing now at 6:00 pm ET through Monday, July 16 at 3:00 am ET on Sirius channel 123 and XM channel 142, online on channel 850 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices, from Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center. Additional interviews, including conversations with fans, will be hosted by SiriusXM on-air personalities Mark Says Hi!, Kim Alexander and Dave Ziemer. Comic-Con is the largest comics convention of its kind and is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

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Tom Berg Attempts To Break Longest On-Air Record of 184 Hours

THE MOUTH, JULY 13TH, 2012 –– Somehow morning host and world records seem to go hand in hand. Just last month we wrote about a host breaking the world record for the 100 yd. dash in dress and heels (yup, it was a dude). Now comes WKVI/Knox Indiana's Tom Berg who's hoping to break the Guinness World Record for longest continuous radio broadcast by a single host. In order to do it, he'll have to remain on the air for more than 184 hours; just short of 8 straight days. That’s 7 2/3 days. He told WNDU TV, “This is my chance to make my mark.” Berg started broadcasting at 5:00 am on Monday, July 9 and plans to continue doing so until midnight on Monday, July 16, breaking the record by three hours. Guinness rules allow one five-minute break per hour. Breaks can alternatively be stockpiled, amounting to one hour of break time per 12 hours of air time. “I’ve gone home a couple of times to shower. Believe me, the employees here are very grateful for that.” Says Berg. Jockline Daily will keep you posted on his progress.

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Salem Takes 'Nightlight With Andrea' Nationally

THE MOUTH, JULY 13TH, 2013/Marketwire -- -- Salem Communications has announced that 'Nightlight™ with Andrea' will make its Nashville debut today from 7pm-12mid on Salem Communications' contemporary Christian 94-FM the Fish. It will continue to originate from Salem's 94.9 KLTY Dallas. The program will make its nationwide network debut on Salem's Today's Christian Music Network™ on Monday July 30th where it will reach a weekly potential 120 affiliates in the Monday-Friday 7pm-12mid time period. Salem Music Network and 94-FM the Fish program director Vance Dillard commented, "This is a major step for the Nightlight™program as Andrea expands to a nationwide audience. Andrea is one of CCM's favorite personalities, having garnered strong appeal on the nation's largest station in this genre, and we welcome the opportunity to present this program to a national audience. This is part of our network's continued commitment to providing stations and their listeners with quality, entertaining and enriching content -- not available anywhere else."

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Brannigan Takes VP/Prog. Stripes At Journal; Mikey V Heads To AMP Detroit; Olson & Legrett Take CCME Regional Posts

THE MOUTH, JULY 13TH, 2012 –– Veteran Journal Broadcast Group programmer Beverlee Brannigan (shown) has been promoted to VP/Programming. She'll also serve as Operations Manager for Journal's Milwaukee radio operations, WTMJ-AM and WLWK-FM/94.5 The Lake. ------ 98.7 AMP/Detroit has announced that Michael "Mikey V" Vinci (shown) as its new evening host. He most recently handled nights at WNOU-FM/Indianapolis. ------- CCME has appointed Brian Olson and Kevin Legrett to Senior VP/Operations for the company's Regional Markets. Olson, previously served as President and Market Manager of CC's 7-staton cluster in Miami. Legrett served as VP/Market Manager of CC's cluster in Rochester, NY. --------- Geoff Petrulis has been named Executive Director of Digital Media for CBS Local Media in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, effective July 23. Petrulis will be responsible for overseeing the content, production and marketing for all digital assets of the CBS Local Media properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, including CBSDFW.com, KLUV.com, JackontheWeb.com, 1037LiteFM.com and Mega1075.com.

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Curtis Sliwa Finally Gets Apology From Former Mobster

THE MOUTH, JULY 12TH, 2012 –– It was a longtime coming, but nearly 20 years later, 97 The Answer/New Jersey's Curtis Sliwa (shown) finally got an apology from Mob turncoat Joseph (Little Joey) D'Angelo. In 1992 Sliwa was kidnapped and shot several times in a stolen taxi that was driven by D'Angelo. According to The New York Daily News, on Tuesday he apologized in court to Sliwa. "I want to apologize to Mr. Sliwa and his family," said D'Angelo, 43, as he turned and pointed towards Sliwa who was in the back of the courtroom. D'Angelo testified the attack was ordered by John (Junior) Gotti because Sliwa bad-mouthed his father, John Gotti, on the radio. "To his credit he cooperated," said Sliwa in a statement. Sliwa told D'Angelo "you did the right thing" but now he wants him to say in public he ratted out the Gambino mob. "When you do that then maybe for the first time in my life I can forgive and forget," Sliwa said. All told, D'Angelo spent about four years in prison for two murders, the Sliwa attack, construction industry shakedowns, securities fraud, drug trafficking and other crimes. Prosecutors said D'Angelo deserved credit for his "exemplary cooperation" which included testifying against Junior Gotti at four trials in five years, all of which ended in hung juries.

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BURN'S STUDY: "HD Has A Long Way To Go If It’s Going To Have An Impact On The Industry.”

THE MOUTH, JULY 12TH, 2012 –– As Alan Burns and associates present their first webinar today of it's 3rd annual women's study, proponents of HD radio may have more work cut out for them when it comes to reaching women. According to Burns, awareness and trial of HD Radio have not increased in the past year among women, says the latest study from Alan Burns and Associates. The first webinar is scheduled today and Burns says "HD has a long way to go if it’s going to have an impact on the industry.” Data suggests there might be a reason for stations to discontinue the common practice of including “HD” in their IDs. “When we ask women if they’ve ever listened to HD Radio, just under 4% of women say yes. But when the question is asked, as “ever listened to an HD station or channel, the number nearly triples. One way to interpret that is that women think they are listening to HD radio when they hear a ‘regular’ FM station say ‘HD’. If so, there’s a huge potential negative there: those women hear what they think is HD and, since it sounds no different, may conclude it offers them no benefit. We’d probably be better off just occasionally explaining that we have other stations with other programming on them on our HD channels.” Burns and Associates will begin presenting data from their 2012 national study of women radio listeners in a series of webinars sponsored by Triton Digital.

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Former Washington Power Player Launches Radio Show

"Unlike others, I was actually involved in the things we talk about on the show,” Abramoff

THE MOUTH, JULY 12, 2012 –– Premiere Networks announced the launch of a new satellite radio program hosted by famed former lobbyist and Washington power player Jack Abramoff.  The Jack Abramoff Show airs Sundays from 5 - 8 p.m. ET on “Talk Radio” - XM channel 168 and features Abramoff’s take on the news and events of the week from the perspective of a Washington insider and crusader for political reform. .
“I may very well be the nation’s most controversial radio host because, unlike others, I was actually involved in the things we talk about on the show,” stated Abramoff. “Radio gives me an opportunity to share secrets I couldn’t include in my book, and reveal some of the underbelly of politics other hosts can only imagine.  The show is informative and, at times, emotional, passionate and downright outrageous.”
Julie Talbott, Premiere Networks president, content and affiliate relations, commented, “From his experience in Washington to his fall from grace, Jack has a unique and interesting point of view and he’s not shy about sharing it. He’s a natural in front of the microphone and we’re excited to share this new talk program with audiences across the country.”
For more information, please visit www.PremiereRadio.com.

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Former Host Talks Addiction, Getting Sober With WCCO's Chad Hartman [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 12TH, 2012 –– For over 10 years, he was part of the highly popular PA (Paul Allen) and Dubay show on KFAN/Minneapolis. Then in 2008, his career came tumbling down following his arrest for crack-cocaine possession. Failing to stay clean, he was eventually fired. Yesterday, for the first time since then, he returned to the air with Chad Hartman on WCCO-AM. “Wow, that’s the first time I’ve heard my voice in headphones in three years,” said Dubay after starting the show with Hartman. "Things were too good for me," Dubay told Hartman. "Things were so good and so easy for so long that I was so ill-prepared for personal tragedy. I'll spare the details, but I wound up going through a divorce. That was particularly difficult." Dubay said he has been clean since March of last year.He was sent to the workhouse three times, and because he has a felony on his record, work has been tough to come by. He asked those who are thinking about using drugs to reach out to him because he believes he can talk them out of it. He gave out his email on air and said later he received more than 50 emails just minutes after his interview. And would he like to get back in radio? "I would love it!" said Dubay. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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Bret Michaels To Guest Host On Animal Radio

THE MOUTH, JULY 12TH, 2012/pr.com –– Singer, Reality Star, Bret Michaels, will guest host on America's most-listened-to pet talk, Animal Radio®, this Saturday July 14th, from noon et on XM Satellite Radio channel 166 as well as its AM/FM affiliates. Bret recently teamed up with PetSmart, creating his own line of pet toys and accessories called Pets Rock Collection. He's part of the Animal Radio's Season of Stars, which has included Emmylou Harris, Josh Duhamel, Glenn Close, NBC's The Office Jenna Fischer, Ed Asner, Gary Burghoff, Saturday Night Live's Victoria Jackson, Kristin Chenoweth, Carrie Ann Inaba, Elayne Boosler, Eddie Money, Ed Begley, Jr., Betty White and Davey Jones. For more info, visit http://AnimalRadio.com the show can also be heard on the Animal Radio® App for iPhone and Android.

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Top News From The UK

Chris Moyles Exits Mornings, But Not BBC Radio 1

By Graham Mack

Chris Moyles to stay at BBC Radio 1, For Now
The big news this week is that after eight and a half years, Chris Moyles will be leaving the Radio 1 Breakfast Show in September. He won’t be leaving the station yet, though. He’s contracted till early in 2014. Right now he’s in negotiations with the station about a brand new show. Nick Grimshaw will replace Moyles. The announcement about Grimshaw was made just hours after Chris Moyles announced he and his team would be standing down from the show. Grimshaw first joined BBC Radio 1 in 2005 to work on youth programmes. He’s been covering for Scott Mills recently in addition to his regular television work. His first taste of radio was working as part of the ‘promo crew’ for Smooth FM in Manchester, whilst studying at Liverpool University and working on their student radio station.

Holmes Moves To Radio 2 For The Summer
Jon homes is moving from BBC 6 Music to Britain’s most listened to music station BBC Radio 2. He’ll be presenting Saturday mornings this summer, covering for Graham Norton. The show, called the Jon Holmes Situation, starts on July 21st for two weeks, but then takes a break during the Olympic programmes returning on August 18th.

BBC Leeds From Florida
BBC Radio Leeds is continuing its focus on how global issues affect local people with a series of programmes looking at Crime and Justice issues in West Yorkshire. It follows a week long investigation into Prostitution in the UK last year. Journalists from the station travelled to Florida State Prison, along with a local Conservative MP to record one of the features, to be broadcast as part of Crime and Justine week.

Johnny Vaughan Gets Triathlete Co-Host
Australian sports broadcaster Tiffany Cherry has been unveiled as Johnny Vaughan’s co-host for Absolute Radio’s daily show to run throughout the Olympic Games. Tiffany is a relative unknown in the UK, but the former international triathlete’s career has seen her travel the world competing, commentating and following her love of sport. Johnny and Tiffany’s first live show takes place on the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony – July 27th – and is an independent production for Absolute Radio by Somethin’ Else.

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE IN THE UK TO CALL DURING THE OLYMPICS? Give Graham a call. Reach him at UK-Euro +44 7752 416905. Or email him HERE

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Greg Hewitt Joins Fresh 102.5 St. Louis; Triple M Melbourne's Mick Molloy & Partner Angie Welcome Twins On His Birthday

THE MOUTH, JULY 12TH, 2012 –– CBS'S Fresh 102.5 (KEZK-FM) in St. Louis announced that Greg Hewitt will return to the company as the station’s afternoon host. “Greg has great name recognition in the city and in the format” said Marty Linck, Program Director for CBS RADIO’s Fresh 102.5 and Y98. “With his ability to relate to adult women in St. Louis, I couldn’t think of a better person to step in and have an immediate impact.” Hewitt is no stranger to the St. Louis. He spent the past two years at KLOU radio in various on-air roles, but for the majority of his career, Hewitt served as Midday host and APD at CBS RADIO’s KYKY from 1988-2006. He was born and raised in St. Louis. ---------- Triple M Melbourne's morning host Mick Molloy & wife became parents of twins yesterday. Due to their arrival a month earlier than expected, his partner Angie gave Mick an extra treat as it fell on his birthday. He told his listeners yesterday: "I haven't had a lot of sleep ... truth be known, pulled up stumps about midnight. I had one drink for each of the boys, one for me for my birthday and then one for everyone in the birthing suite, which was about 12!"

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Howard Stern Rips Howie Mandel Over Big Barry Filibuster [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2012 –– Maybe there's something to that once rumored rift between Howard Stern and Howie Mandel afterall. On last night's show after becoming irritated by Mandel's praise of 70-yr. old "Big Barry," Stern ripped into his co-judge by saying it was time to “stop the Howie filibuster.” The jock/turned TV Judge accused Mandell of ruining the chances of former contestants Mary Joyner and Andrew De Leon, two fan-favorite contestants, who were eliminated last month. Fellow judge Sharon Osbourne put up her hands and said, “Girls, Girls….please.” Even as the went to break, the two continued to argue. Once back on the air, Stern repeated something he's said often: “When I took the job, I took it seriously. If you’re serious, you don’t do that.” Go to about 4:00 min. mark. WATCH VIDEO

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BURNS STUDY: Women Turning More To Devices To Hear Radio

THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2012 –– In yet another peek into this week's Alan Burns and Associates’ annual study of women shows total radio consumption up slightly from year to year, with usage of radio content shifting to devices other than traditional radios. “The 2,020 women in our sample this year tell us that they’re listening to a little less radio on a radio,” says Alan Burns, “But their usage of radio via computers and cell phones is growing significantly.” The study shows that nearly a quarter of all women listen to radio on a computer almost every day, and over 13% listen to radio on their cell phones that often. “Both daily usage and daily TSL to radio online and on phones are growing, with the result that total radio listening in our study is up 1.9% on a year-to-year basis” said Burns. “It’s a case of a product being available in more places, and thus being consumed more.” “With or without activated radio chips, cell phones as a device for listening to radio are becoming significant” according to Burns. “Almost half of these women have downloaded a radio station app. That tells me there’s demand for enabled radios on cell phones.” Burns will begin releasing detailed data from its third annual study of female radio listeners nationwide this Thursday, July 12. Burns and Associates researched the attitudes toward and usage of media and music plus the personal interests of over 2,000 women who cume AC and Top 40 radio. The study results will be introduced in a series of four free webinars presented by Triton Digital, with the first webinar scheduled for this Thursday, July 12 at 3:30pm EDT. For more information, contact Alan Burns and Associates at (251) 980-7070.

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Pink On Public Breastfeeding: “Once your boobs go from boobs to being someone’s food, it’s not even a thought."



THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2011 –– Just before the launch of her new album "Truth About Love," new mom, Pink, is starting to pop up, in person, at morning shows on the east coast. Yesterday, she joined Mix 104.1's Karson & Kennedy in Boston. Karson told Jockline Daily "It was amazing! It was Pink's first day in thirteen months that she was NOT with her daughter, Willow, who is thirteen months old. We talked about breast feeding, dating etiquette and how being a mommy has changed her perspective on life. She also performed 'Perfect' & 'Who Knew' and her voice was flawless. She actually had to read some of the lyrics of Perfect off of her phone. She said she's only performed that song a few times live! We had a small group of listeners plus a lot of the Mix/CBS brass that attended the Mix Lounge, too. Joe Riccatelli from RCA came in for the performance and said the vibe in the room was electric and the best he had seen in a while. Baby talk was heavily discussed, with one of the topics being breast feeding — breastfeeding in public, that is. Is it perfectly fine? Is it off limits? What’s the deal? Pink weighed in on the matter saying “Once your boobs go from boobs to being someone’s food, it’s not even a thought. It’s like, ‘I don’t care about any of you except this hungry baby.’ Photo L-R: Salt, Kennedy, Pink & Karson WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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KRLA's Heidi Harris Beefs Up Mornings With Brian Whitman & Ben Shapiro

THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2012 –– One thing's for sure, there's going to be a lot more talking during KRLA/LA and KTIE/San Bernadino's newly enlarged Heidi Harris In The Morning. This comes with the addition of veteran host and voice-over talent Brian Whitman (who we still believe does the best Rick Dees impersonation there is). Plus, Breitbart news, editor in charge, Ben Shapiro. Whitman has lived in LA the past 15 years, where he co-hosted on KLSX-FM. He is well known as one of the top voice impersonators in the country, getting his start on the legendary Z-100 in New York on the Scott Shannon show when he was still in high school. Ben, 28, is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of four bestselling books, as well as a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School.

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Chris Moyles To Exit Radio 1; Nick Grimshaw To Fill Slot

THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2012 –– Undoubtedly, this was breaking news earlier this morning in the UK, and we're not just talking radio. Chris Moyles (shown r), perhaps one of the biggest stars on BBC's Radio 1, announced: "We're off. I wanted to let you know. A couple more months of us, then it's someone else's turn. Thank you for listening." According to BBC Radio, the 38-yr. old Moyles will be replaced by one of the station's budding stars, Nick Grimshaw. Although Moyle's deal isn't up until 2014, the station has been under intense pressure to reach younger listeners. On Moyle's departure, Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper said "I'd like to thank Chris. Quite simply he's been the most successful breakfast show host in Radio 1 history.

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Boss' Doug Jame's Radio Past Laid Groundwork For TV Roles

THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2012 –– If you lived in Chicago during the 90's, you may recall the name Young Doug James. If not his name, surely his voice. After leaving radio, he developed a highly successful voice-over business where he voiced spots for clients such as the Illinois Lottery, McDonald’s, United Airlines and Taco Bell, among others. This eventually led to James auditioning for small parts in movies and TV shows, including “Prison Break.” Last year, he got his chance to read for director Gus Van Sant and wound up on STARZ' “Boss.” Now you know him as the 'Grey Haired Man" who stars along with acclaimed actor Kelsey Grammer. This prompted a nice piece on James in yesterday's The Daily Herald. With the new season set to begin later this month, writer Jamie Sotonoff writes "his many radio personalities laid the groundwork for his second and third career paths ... " James says "Success is only going to happen for so long before you have to reinvent yourself again ... I am the reinventor of self." James landed his first radio gig in Boone, Iowa. In '84 joined “The Good Morning Guys” show on WMAQ/Chicago.

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Benztown Adds To The Coverage of 2012 Summer Games

Popular London Producer Paul Armstrong to Report from London

THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2012 –– Benztown announced that it has tapped London-based multi-award winning imaging producer Paul Armstrong to provide exclusive daily on-the-scene reports directly from the 2012 Summer Games in London. From the Opening Ceremonies on July 27 through the final whistle of the Gold Medal Basketball game and Closing Ceremony on August 12. Armstrong, a London native, is a multi-Sony Award and New York Production Award winner. He is Founder and CEO of Redefined Media and Redefined Sound, and was Head of Production for XFM Network UK, Network Imaging Producer for Galaxy FM Network UK, and Imaging Producer for The Big Top 40, the UK’s biggest chart show. Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President said: “Once you hear Paul’s creative on-site reports straight from ‘across the pond’ you’ll understand why the Brits should get a Gold in the gift of gab!" Armstrong said: “I'll try not to mention the weather too often - although it is raining right now - and bring a real sense of excitement from London. By the way, you do realize a Brit’s definition of excitement during a sporting event like this is coming 4th in the Trampoline Event? Let's get it on!”

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Joseph Robinson Named EVP of Strategic Development For CCME
 
THE MOUTH, JULY 11TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has announced that veteran venture investor Joseph Robinson will join the company as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development effective immediately.  Robinson will report to John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and work closely with Brian Lakamp, President of Digital, and Tim Castelli, President of National Sales, Marketing & Partnerships. As the EVP of Strategic Development, Joseph will place emphasis on finding companies with interesting and innovative new technologies that will help enhance Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s current distribution, digital and content offerings. Additionally, Robinson will explore opportunities for Clear Channel within other categories such as entertainment and consumer products. Prior to joining Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Robinson founded Halo Venture Partners, a private venture capital company investing in digital media, advertising and media-related technology companies, where he continues to serve as a Managing Partner.

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REPORT: Fox Interested In Adam Lambert For American Idol

THE MOUTH, JULY 10TH, 2012 –– As we've now established, anything connected with American Idol makes for good radio news. The latest rumor has Idol alum, Adam Lambert, being discussed by Fox exec's to serve as a judge in next season's show. According to an E! News source: "They have been talking about Adam for over a month ... He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on." This speculation comes on the widely speculated departure of Jennifer Lopez. While Ryan Seacrest, who just re-up'd for another two years, is a lock, there is also some rumbling on Steven Tyler & Randy Jackson's future there as well. Idol's Producer, Nigel Lythgoe, told E! "There will be changes for sure, but nothing that stops it from what it is, which is an out and out talent show."

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West Palm's Rolston Goes Under The Blade 'Live' Tomorrow

THE MOUTH, JULY 10TH, 2012 –– As Jockline told you exclusively last week, WILD 95.5/Clear Channel radio host, Kevin Rolston (show left) becomes one of the first morning host to go live and unedited with on-air hair transplant procedure. Kevin, one third of the top-rated Kevin, Virginia and Jason Show, will be taking his listeners through the surgery live on-air, tomorrow, July 11th. It will be broadcast from the Bauman Medical Group operating room to listeners of the show. It will also be streamed live via the station’s website, http://www.wild955.com/pages/bmg.html Rolston told Jockline Daily, “I’m only 38, but started losing my hair when I was in my early 20’s ... Being a jock today means being able to work in all digital media and platforms, this includes Internet, video and television.” The hair transplant procedure will also be live streaming to a global audience on http://www.thebaldtruth.com http://www.gfqlive.tv http://www.livestream.com and http://www.stitcher.com radio website.

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BURN'S STUDY: "Women Wake Up Early, But Turn On Radio Later"

THE MOUTH, JULY 10TH, 2012 –– Alan Burns and Associates is set to begin releasing data from its third annual national study of women this week, and Alan Burns says among the headlines are the amount of usage radio is missing in morning drive. “Our data shows that while the average woman in America wakes up at 6:30 on weekdays, she doesn’t turn on radio until 8am” says Alan Burns. “That’s an hour and a half of lost listening per person per day in what should be prime time for radio.”The study also shows the top two reasons for the delay are “I don’t have time” and “I just don’t think of it.” Burns says those reasons translate to “Our content needs to be better, and the less radio advertises itself the lower our share of mind goes.” A related finding in the study is that cell phone alarms have overtaken radio alarms as women’s preferred way to wake up. Burns says about four times as many women wake to an alarm on their cell phone as to a clock radio. “Most station apps have an alarm function” Burns notes, “but I haven’t heard a single morning show or station promote that.” Burns and Associates researched the attitudes toward and usage of media and music as well as the personal interests of over 2,000 women who cume AC or Top 40 radio, and will release the results of its 2012 study in a series of four free webinars presented by Triton Digital. The first webinar is scheduled for this Thursday, July 12 at 3:30pm EDT. For more information, contact Alan Burns and Associates at (251) 980-7070.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Tony & Kris Hit 25 Mark; Corder & Williams Take Over Mornings At Lite 93.9/Chicago; Kenny King Exits Mix 107.3/D.C.

THE MOUTH, JULY 10TH, 2012 –– United Stations Radio Networks announced that the syndicated Tony & Kris Show, with the latest addition of Chicago and Memphis, have not hit the 25 affiliate's mark. Both outlets will broadcast the show live in morning drive time. USRN’s VP/Affiliate Relations, Dan Brassem says the newest stations include: WXNU-FM - Kankakee, IL (Chicago DMA) WKBQ-FM – Covington, TN (Memphis DMA). As first tipped yesterday by Time Out Chicago's Robert Feder, Jeff Corder has been tapped to join co-host Karen Williams for mornings on Lite 93.9/Chicago. He most recently handled nights and weekends at crosstown 101.9 The Mix. While no start date is currently posted a Lite's website, they'll take over for the syndicated Sean Valentine show. ----- Following a 15 year run, word came out of Washington, DC yesterday that Kenny King, op's mgr. for WRQX, Mix 107.3, had exited the station.

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More Stars Line-Up To Cover For Vacationing Blair Garner

THE MOUTH, JULY 10TH, 2012 –– When host Blair Garner heads off for his summer vacation July 10 - 16, hosting duties will be turned over to an actress, a superstar singer/songwriter, an American Idol finalist with her sights set on Nashville, and a soap opera star/country singer.  Jennie Garth, Phil Vassar, Skylar Laine and Scott Reeves will guest host After MidNite this week, and each one will bring their unique style and candid stories to the show. American Idol finalist and Brandon, Mississippi native Skylar Laine kicked off things last night. Today, it's Illinois native and television actress Jennie Garth (CMT’s Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, Beverly Hills 90210, Dancing With The Stars) will guest host Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, July 11, and Wednesday night/Thursday morning, July 12.  Phil Vassar will take the chair on Thursday night/Friday morning, July 13, and Friday night/Saturday morning, July 14. 
Finally, General Hospital star and country singer/songwriter Scott Reeves will sit in on Saturday night/Sunday morning, July 15, and Sunday night/Monday morning, July 16.  For more information, please visit www.AfterMidNite.com.

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Talker Rusty Humphries Launches El Presidente Cigar Line

THE MOUTH, JULY 10TH, 2012 –– Talk Radio Network and 640 WGST Clear Channel Atlanta Host Rusty Humphries is excited to announce the expansion of his products to include a new cigar line. The Rusty Humphries El Presidente cigars are made in the Dominican Republic and were met with immediate demand from cigar connoisseurs as well as followers of the Rusty Humphries Show.  This first line appropriately named "The George Washington," is only available in limited number in select cigar shops across the country as well as on <http://www.talk2rusty.com>www.talk2rusty.com. The Rusty Humphries brand of products already includes BBQ sauce, chili, salsa spaghetti sauce, and beef jerky. When asked why Rusty decided on a cigar as his latest business adventure he responded, "One of the reasons I decided to make a cigar line was because after visiting several cigar lounges around the country, I realized that patrons of cigar shops were very loyal not only to their favorite cigar but to talk radio as well. Why not combine the two together?"

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WMJI 105.7/Cleveland's Jimmy Malone Tees Off Again For Student Scholarships

THE MOUTH, JULY 10TH, 2012 –– Jimmy Malone (shown), co-host of the Lanigan & Malone Show on WMJI 105.7 FM Cleveland, OH, is a big believer in giving back to the community. This is why he started the Malone Scholarship Fund. The major fundraiser for the Malone Scholarship is its annual golf classic tournament sponsored by various local and national companies such as Applebee's and Cargill. He's also gets tons of support from local donors as well. Yesterday, he and dozens of others teed off for Jimmy's biggest fundraiser of the year, for the Malone Scholarship Fund. The 16th annual golf tournament took place at the Westfield Group Country Club. The proceeds go to "College Now Greater Cleveland," which provides college scholarships to deserving NE Ohio students. Malone has been giving back to the community since 1995.

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FOX Sports Radio Adds To Summer Coverage Of London Olympics

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2012 – Beginning July 27, four FOX Sports Radio hosts will represent the network in London, as they provide listeners with coverage and behind-the-scenes action throughout the summer events. Dan Patrick, host of DirecTV/FOX Sports Radio’s The Dan Patrick Show, and Pat O’Brien, co-host of Loose Cannons, are serving as NBC anchors for the London 2012 Olympic Games and will provide FSR listeners with live, all-access reports. In addition, six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken will join FOX Sports Tonight co-host Rob Dibble daily from London with updates and interviews, while covering the 2012 summer games for FOXSports.com. In addition, FOX Sports Radio is the only network that has a host competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games, as Roddick & Bones co-host Andy Roddick competes for the gold on the U.S. tennis team.

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Huckabee Calls Out Limbaugh Over Criticism

THE MOUTH, JULY 9TH, 2012 –– Back in April when Cumulus Media first launched The Mike Huckabee Show nationally, the former preacher turned politician and talk host made it clear his show would be a ‘more conversation, less confrontation’; thus, offering a kinder, gentler voice. This may be the case on-air, but away from the mic, he also made it clear he didn't appreciate fellow-talker Rush Limbaugh's criticism of him and called him out in a recent New York Time's article. NYT writer Andrew Goldman said: "When I heard you were starting a syndicated radio show in April that would go head to head with Rush Limbaugh, I wondered if you were going after him because he hadn’t been kind to your candidacy in ’08." Huckabee shot back: "He’s been very critical of me and very wrong. It’s one thing to have an opinion, but the opinion needs to be based on fact. Even a few months ago, he said that I had endorsed Mitt Romney, when in fact I had not. I did not endorse anyone in the primary. But all of that had nothing to do with my decision to do a radio show." READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE 1

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Kellar Talent Institute Kicks Off 6th Event

THE MOUTH, JULY 9TH, 2012 –– Twenty eight broadcast professionals will come to the mountaintop to teach during the 6th annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute on the campus of Appalachian State University, July 9th through 18th. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute is an intense 10 day curriculum that has led students to jobs in the industry or a related field and many are now working professionally at CNN, Entercom, Clear Channel, CBS, Beasley, Curtis media, Greater Media. “Most importantly,"  says Dan Vallie (shown), Founder and Director of the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, “we are developing the next generation of broadcasters." Among the instructors include Allen Shaw, President/CEO of Centennial Communications, Phil Zachary President of Curtis Media, Gary Fisher, Owner of Equity Communications in Atlantic City, NJ. John Reynolds of KISS/K104.7 CBS Charlotte; Jack Daniel, 106.5 The End, Clear Channel Charlotte, Bruce Wheeler and Jason Goodman, WKZL & Rock 92,Leading the air talent and production sessions include Steve Reynolds of the Reynolds Group; Don Anthony, The Mouth/MSBC; John Hancock, WBT Greater Media Charlotte, DZL, 106.5 The End, Clear Channel Charlotte; Arroe Collins, Production Director, Clear Channel Charlotte; Dave Aiken, WKZL and ROCK 92, Greensboro Winston Salem, Tias Shuster, PD B93.7 & Magic 98.9, Entercom Greenville-Spartanburg SC. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute is named for former broadcaster Art Kellar who gave $500,000 through the Kellar Family Foundation to help create the Institute to bring young people into the industry. Art founded EZ Communications in 1970, and merged with American Radio Systems in 1996, which later sold to CBS.

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Dial Global & NBC Universal Team For 2012 London Olympics

THE MOUTH, JULY 9TH, 2012 –– Dial Global is proud to partner with NBC-Universal--U.S. Olympic Rights holder--to present live, exclusive radio coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The agreement will bring the excitement of Olympic competition and events to listeners across the U.S., including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Team USA Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and much more, live as the events unfold, from Olympic Park in London. Dial Global and NBC ’s Olympic coverage will continue its partnership at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. Dial Global’s broadcasts of the 2012 London Olympic Games will be heard on radio stations nationwide, as well as, for the first time ever, on Sirius/XM radio. Howard Deneroff, EVP, Executive Producer of Dial Global Sports, adds, “Everyone has a vested interested in their country’s Olympic success, and at any time during the Games, any event can quickly turn into an historic event. We are excited to continue broadcasting these memorable moments on radio as we have for the past two decades.” The 2012 London Olympic Games will take place in London, England from July 27 through August 12, 2012, showcasing athletes from around the world.

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iHeart Radio's Music Festival 2012 Line-Up Announced

THE MOUTH, JULY 9TH, 2012 –– The buildup to this year's iHeart Radio's music festival grew intense as its website featured a clicking countdown clock for this year's line-up announcement. And where else would it direct you to other than master of ceremony Ryan Seacreast's show. At approximately 9 AM et, Ryan then announced the acts for this year's. They included Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Rihanna, Greenday, Usher, Aerosmith, Brad Paisley, Swedish House Mafia, Jason Aldean, Linkin Park, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Lil' Wayne, Mary Blige, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, No Doubt and more. The festival kicks off September 21st and 22nd.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Maurice Devoe Takes Over KLIF-FM/Dallas; Jeff Miles Moves To Middays On Q100 Atlanta, Luedeman Joins WHBQ/Memphis Morning Show

THE MOUTH, JULY 9TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Corporate SVP/Programming, Jan Jeffries, announces two promotions within the Contemporary platform of Cumulus. On the heels of the recent promotion of KLIF FM (i93) Dallas PD, John Foxx to PD and PM Drive at Cumulus WPLJ/New York, Jeffries says congratulations are in order to Maurice Devoe, currently PD/PM Drive at CHR, KCHZ/Kansas City. Maurice heads to Dallas in the same capacity at KLIF FM and continues as Format Captain for Cumulus Urban formats. Meanwhile, WPLJ midday maven, Jeff Miles, transfers to middays at Cumulus Q100/Atlanta. Jeff's promotion includes heading up social media for Q100. ----- Liz Luedeman joins CJ and Alexis Grace for mornings at WHBQ/Memphis. She formerly worked at Channel 96.1/Charlotte.

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Longtime Tennessee Host Tommy Jett In Critical Condition

THE MOUTH, JULY 9TH, 2012 –– According to WRCB TV, Tennessee valley radio legend Tommy Jett is in critical condition following several illnesses caused from an April car accident. Jett, a diabetic for 46 years, had suffered a seizure at the time of the crash, losing control of his vehicle on a north Georgia highway. Emergency crews spent more than two hours trying to extricate him from the car after it had flipped over several times. Jett, 71, moved to Chattanooga in 1961 where he joined WFLI and by the '70's went to WDOD. Most recently, Jett hosted a weekly oldies show on TommyJett.com

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Station Crusade For Terminally Ill Memphis Teen Ends Sadly

THE MOUTH, JULY 6TH, 2012 –– For the past 5 months Memphis residents have rallied around Trey Erwin, a 15 year old Collierville High football student who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Late yesterday, the sad news of his passing spread like wildfire across Facebook/Twitter. Q107.5 and 96.1's Ty Hawkins told Jockline Daily, "From the beginning Trey accepted his diagnosis and the fact that he would likely lose his battle with cancer and instead of burying his head in the sand he stood strong and stayed positive by always praying, turning it over to God, and keeping his complaining about his pain to a minimum. He has left a powerful legacy behind for us all to live by. From the start, Q1075 and 96.1 got involved to help out the Erwin Family. The Q jocks hosted a few events throughout the mid-south, but the most successful was "13 Days for Trey," 13 being his high school's team number. The Q held other fundraisers to cover medical bills and to help the family out since both of Trey's parents had to take a leave of absence from work. Jay, Trey's dad is a Memphis Firefighter and there was a lot of support from all the local MFD. By the end of "13 Days for Trey" a little over $10,000 was raised.

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Mancow To Simulcast Radio Show On TV

THE MOUTH, JULY 6TH, 2012 –– While most of the talk lately has centered around Mancow Muller's guest-hosting on Merlin Media's FM News 101.1, now comes word that a deal is being finalized to take his Talk Radio Syndicated show to Chicago's WPWR - Channel 50 beginning this Fall. According to The Chicago Tribune the live studio broadcast will air weekdays from 6 am to 8 am, replacing the Fox-owned station's current lineup of infomercials and "Better TV." As mentioned, Muller has made several recent guest appearances on Merlin Media's FM News 101.1. Insiders tell Jockline Daily, more details on this could be coming soon.

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George Noory Challenges Audience To 15 Million Pound Diet

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2012 – Premiere-syndicated George Noory is challenging his audience to “shape up” and lose 15 million pounds.  With more than one third of U.S. adults considered obese*, Noory announced yesterday that he will dedicate the first hour of his program each Thursday in July to encouraging his millions of late-night listeners to improve their health, shed excess pounds and help fight weight-related diseases.  As part of the effort, he’ll welcome special guests to give advice on nutrition, weight loss, health benefits and much more. Noory stated, “Listeners of Coast to Coast know that in addition to

 

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32-Yr. Old British Jock A No-Show On Yesterday's Show Following Reports Of (S)ex Sessions With One Direction's Harry Styles

THE MOUTH, JUNE 26TH, 2012 –– UH OH: most everyone is familiar with One Direction star Harry Styles attraction to older women, but now there's a radio connection. It seems that word went viral last weekend with claims that he and married 32 yr. old Heart South Coast FM's Lucy Horobin (shown with Styles) had some rather "amazing' (s)ex sessions. According to The Sun, Listeners tuned in yesterday only to hear co-host Jason King explain why she was absent from her Smooth Classics programme. He said: “Over the weekend you may have picked something up in the newsagents and read something which may have shocked you. “I’d like to confirm the rumours are true and she has taken time off — to read Fifty Shades of Grey (a best-selling saucy novel) and tell us all about it tomorrow.” Reportedly, Lucy fessed up to her husband Oliver and are trying to patch up their marriage. We'll keep an eye on this one.

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ON THE RADIO: Katy Perry Says She Doesn't Need A Prince Charming For Her Happy Ending [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 26TH, 2012 –– The Princess of Pop Katy Perry called in to Ryan Seacrest to promote her new film Part of Me” and, as expected, weighed into her recent divorce from Russell Brand. The film, which is a story about overcoming obstacles, easily dovetailed into her personal situation. "For me, it’s like a modern day fairytale, but I just don’t need the Prince Charming for my happy ending!” "Do You Still Believe In The Fairytale Love Story?" asked Seacrest, “I believe in reality. I still believe in love and I’ll let it take me wherever it wants to take me,” she told Seacrest. “It’s like the modern-day fairy tale but I don't need the Prince Charming for my happy ending." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Carlo Shifts To Mornings At My 103.9 Phoenix; Energy 103.7 San Diego Taps Tim Rice For PMD; The JV Show Now Airs At KUBE 93 Seattle

THE MOUTH JUNE 26TH, 2012 –– The ink barely dried on Jockline Daily's first report earlier this month that Monti Carlo (shown l) had taken over middays on My 103.9/KEXX Phoenix. Now comes word that she's headed to mornings. As you're probably aware, her arrival to My had been in the works for awhile. However, it was delayed from her appearance on Fox's 'Master Chef." Carlo's background covers both standup and radio stints at MOViN 92.5/Seattle, WLDI/West Palm Beach and WZGC (Z93) Atlanta. -----San Diego’s new Energy 103.7 announces another addition to the on-air staff by bringing in radio industry vet Tim Virgin (shown center), who'll take over afternoon drive. Tim says “This is the DREAM JOB! Are you kidding me? Beautiful San Diego! It's an honor to be working for master minds like Kevin Weatherly, John Michael and Bob Bolinger.” -------KUBE 93, Hits and Hip Hop announced its new morning show: The JV Show with Rico and Selena. They'll begin July 9, 2012. The JV Show with Rico and Selena will continue broadcasting from KYLD in San Francisco and will feature custom content created for the Seattle market. ----IT'S OFFICIAL: Rush Limbaugh moves to Merlin's News/Talk IQ 106.9/Philadelphia from noon to 3pm where he'll join Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Al Gardner and Larry Mendte.

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USRN Launches 'Rick Jackson's Country Classics'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 16TH, 2012 –– United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. announced that they've struck a deal with the highly-regarded Host and Producer Rick Jackson to launch a 3-hour weekly Classic Country program called “Rick Jackson’s Country Classics.” The new program marks a new network relationship for Jackson whose successful program titled “Rick Jackson’s Country Hall of Fame” had been airing nationally on nearly 150 affiliates. Rick Jackson’s Country Classics is programmed, written and hosted by Rick Jackson who also serves its executive producer. Rick Jackson began his career in Country Radio in 1974 and has enjoyed a 30-year career in Country Music, entertaining audiences behind the microphone and on stage. He served as the first Morning Drive Air Personality for KYGO-FM in Denver, Colorado from 1980 to 1990. He is currently the Vice President and General Manager of Lincoln Financial’s cluster of radio stations in San Diego which includes the award-winning Country station, KSON-FM.

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Star-Studded Line-Up Announced For WFAN's 25th Anniversary

THE MOUTH, JUNE 26TH, 2012 –– Following recent news of WFAN/New York's 25th Anniversary, comes the official schedule of the programming that will take place on the station on its actual anniversary, this Sunday, July 1. The line-up includes: 9am-11am: Ed Randall (an original WFAN personality) hosting Talking Baseball which will include a look back at 25 years of Mets and Yankees. Mets have been on WFAN since day one, July 1, 1987. 11am-1pm: The Schmoozer and the Sweater: Steve Somers and Russ Salzberg 1pm-1:30pm: Dave Sims (live from Seattle) with a special guest appearance from his former partner and current Mets beat reporter and Mets pre-game host Ed Coleman.1:30-3pm: Chris Carlin with special guest Kim Jones (they co-hosted a 5-6am show for a year and Chris also did solo shows plus did sports reports on Imus in the Morning and Boomer and Carton programs here at WFAN). 3-4pm: Len Berman long-time WNBC-TV sports anchor and a former midday host at WFAN 4-5pm; 5-6pm: Richard Neer---current WFAN host who has been with the station since 1988. Richard has hosted a Saturday morning 6-10am show continuously since 1992 and also hosts a variety of other shifts on the station. 6-7pm: Howie Rose and Ed Coleman. Howie hosted nights on the FAN from 1987-1995 then went off to do Mets baseball on TV. He returned to WFAN as the radio play by play man of the Mets. Howie called Rangers games on the Fan for a number of seasons and has been doing Islanders play by play on TV for the past 17 years. 7-7:25pm: A countdown, in order of the Top New York sports moments of the past 25 years as voted by listeners this past March. 7:25-8:05pm: Mets baseball ---The Mets are in Los Angeles to wrap up their weekend series.

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Fisher House Foundation Offers 'A Grateful Nation' For July 4th Programming

THE MOUTH, JUNE 26TH, 2012 –– "A Grateful Nation" is a one-hour Independence Day edition of the group's acclaimed Memorial Day program. The show features compelling interviews with, among others, Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry. 'A Grateful Nation' is available for five minutes of in-show barter. Fisher House has also produced a July 4th version of its 30-minute weekend public affairs show. This commercial-free program was created fit the sound of both music and spoken-word stations. Download the public affairs show BY CLICKING HERE Fisher House provides no-cost housing and other support to the families of wounded warriors who are being treated at military and VA hospital. For more information and to sign-up, contact Randall Bloomquist by CLICKING HERE

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Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade Shares Championship Trophy With Bert Weiss

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– This was the photo going around this past weekend's Morning Show Boot Camp on Friday morning in Miami. Yup, right there following Thursday night's 121-106 romp over OKC's Thunder, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade and Bert Weiss (shown left with Dwyane) of The Bert Show in Atlanta both take hold of the championship trophy. At first, many at Boot Camp thought it was photoshopped, but it turned out to be the real deal. And how did he manage a close-up literally moments after the win? Fellow attendee, Virginia Lang, of The Kevin, Virginia and Jason Show, on WLDI/West Palm Beach, told Jockline Daily, timing was everything. Bert and Kevin (Rolston) arrived at the stadium for post game festivities and happened upon a kid who apparently was one of the player's sons, but also a fan of KV&J's Show. The radio duo conveniently followed the youngster back stage and Voila! Photo-op. At around 3 AM on Friday morning, Lang got a call from a jubilant Weiss and Rolston who invited her out to celebrate. Not surprisingly, Bert and company were a bit late for Friday morning's sessions.

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MSBC 25 Returns To Chicago In 2013

25 Most Influential Personalities of Last 25 Years To Be Recognized

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25th, 2012 - Go ahead and plan now. it's going to be HUGE! While it may be over a year away, given the 25 year milestone it's worth marking your calendar now for early August, 2013, as the launch date of Morning Show Boot Camp XXV in Chicago. "As home to some of the greatest radio personalities in our history, it seemed fitting that we would bring MSBC back to Chicago, home to some of our biggest past events," says host Don Anthony. To add to this special occasion, MSBC 25 will conclude with a special presentation, highlighting the top 25 most influential personalities of the last 25 years. To create this list, former attendees and readers of Jockline Daily will cast votes for their nominees. "Once the list is created, we'll then contact all the nominees and hopefully assemble on stage the largest single gathering of radio's most influential talent, ever!," says Anthony. "Each talent or show will be introduced one at a time on stage and presented with an award to honor this occasion ... Effective today, we'll begin taking nominees," say Anthony. "One submission is allowed per person," Anthony says. "..plus, a show/talent can't vote for themselves." And who would you say are the top 25 most influential personalities of the last 25 years? CLICK HERE AND LET US KNOW

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Shotgun Tom & Steve Harvey Land Stars On Hollywood's Walk of Fame [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– So nice to see one of radio's truly nice guys, Shotgun Tom, along with radio's Steve Harvey named as radio's recipients for the 2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame. Last Friday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held a live press announcement at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Oscar Room. Actress and recent Walk of Fame recipient Marg Helgenberger announced the 2013 honorees. Tom and Steve will join an impressive list of celebrities also named for 2013 which include Ron Howard, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Katey Sagal, Matthew Perry, The Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson, Jane’s Addiction, Janis Joplin (Posthumous), New Kids on the Block, Usher Raymond IV, Thalia and Luther Vandross (Posthumous), Olympia Dukakis and Penn & Teller and others. Longtime Shotgun friend and videographer, Art Vuolo, tells Jockline Daily: Shotgun Tom Kelly will celebrate 15 years in LA at KRTH (K-Earth 101) in 2013 so it somehow seems fitting that is when he will receive his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! He got the nod to do afternoon drive at the station after the untimely passing of The Real Don Steele in 1997, who also has a star. Kelly never says he replaced Steele, but rather that he succeeded Don because "no one could replace a radio legend like the Real Don Steele. LISTEN TO AUDIO + MORE AUDIO

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SCOOPAGE: Former Red Sox Pitcher Schilling Opens Up With WEEI's Dennis and Callahan On Failed Venture [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– If you live anywhere near Boston or follow sports, you're likely aware of Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game venture" 38 Studios from which he's catching a lot of heat. Scooping an exclusive interview with the baseball hall of famer, he told WEEI/Boston's Dennis and Callahan “I put everything in my name in this company ... I believed in it. I believed in what we had built. I never took a penny from the company.” 38 Studios shut down in May and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy two weeks ago. Shilling said he personally invested more than $50 million in 38 Studios, in addition to several millions from other investors and a $75 million loan guarantee he got from state of Rhode Island. The state guarantee is the source of most of his criticism. Schilling told the radio duo he was puzzled over comments accusing him of being hypocritical for seeking loan guarantees and tax credits from Rhode Island, in spite of his publc call for smaller government. “I don’t have any problem with government helping entrepreneurs and businesses succeed,” Schilling said. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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WNOR's Rumble Named Best Morning Show In Virginia by State Broadcast Association

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– Longtime WNOR/Norfolk's Rick Rumble (shown) tells Jockline Daily "So I’m out eating some kind of Duck waffle with my buddies from Wise Brother Media during Morning Show Boot Camp and the show is picking up awards back home. I have to leave town more often!" PD Mike Beck posted: "Congratulations to Rumble in the Morning for winning the award for Best Morning Show in the State from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters! Team player Rod also won for Best Sports Report in the State and Shelley was 2nd for Best Newscast in the State. Congrats to Rick, Shelley, Rod, Eric, Stephen and everyone who contributes to the morning show for your award winning performance! We are very proud of you," said Beck.

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WINANS: Treat Social Media Like Your Girlfriend

Like your girlfriend, you won't get what you want by ignoring her and making it all about you

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– Social Media Strategist, Stephanie Winans (shown) easily wowed the crowd this past weekend at MSBC/Miami with her top ways to create a social media strategy. One tip that caught attention quickly was her recommendation to treat social media like your girlfriend. "Don't ignore her. She wants attention and a reciprocal relationship to feel connected and passionate about your show. Like your girlfriend, you won't get what you want by ignoring her and making it all about you," Winans said. She added: Craft your social media posts with a "What's in it for the listener?" mentality to become the audience's source of entertainment long after your show is over. Be more interested in engaging listeners than "selling" your show to them, and you'll get listeners who promote the show for you. For more of Winan's tips, visit her website by CLICKING HERE.

In the next few days, various videos from MSBC XXIV/Miami, including Winan's, will be made available for purchase.

 

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Radio Networks Announce Formation of Compliance Council

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– Leaders of the network radio industry today announced the formation of the Network Radio Compliance Council (NRCC) to promote effective, reliable reporting and stewardship of network radio audio commercials and programming. The Network Radio Compliance Council’s mission is to establish best practices, providing advertisers, agencies and radio stations with better tools for the placement and reporting of commercial audio. Customers and vendors will be invited to meet regularly with the NRCC to share issues and discuss timely topics. The membership of the council will initially consist of the compliance heads from the six RADAR-rated network organizations. The Council has elected Meg Montury of Premiere Networks as Chair and Chris Buehler of Dial Global as Vice Chair. The Council will host quarterly meetings with invited guests, including radio vendors, ad agencies and additional network radio companies. “It is vital for the network radio industry to have an active and unified body to work with customers and each other to improve the standards, speed and effectiveness of scheduling and reporting of our client’s commercial audio. I believe this group will be able to make an immediate and impactful contribution to this cause,” said Charles Steinhauer, President of Operations, Dial Global. Network organizations on the Council include American Urban Radio Networks, Crystal Media Networks, Cumulus Media, Dial Global, Premiere Networks and United Stations Radio Network.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Longtime WKZL Greensboro's Jack Murphy Exits; Overhuls Joins Kraddick Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– In a surprise announcement, longtime WKZL/Greensboro morning host, Jack Murphy (shown left), has reportedly left the station following last Friday's show. According to All Access, he'll be followed on air by current co-hosts Jared Pike, Katie O'Brien and Whitney Thore. The show will be rebranded with their names.----------------------- Having been part for the previous 92.3 Now FM/New York's Nick Cannon Show from beginning to end, assistant producer Greg Overhuls (shown right) now joins The Kidd Kraddick show in Dallas where he'll serve as imaging Director.

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97.1 Greensboro's AC Stone Passes Away Following Illness

THE MOUTH, JUNE 25TH, 2012 –– According to 97.1/Greensboro's website, radio host AC Stone died this weekend following lengthy illness. Stone was an afternoon host and had previously served as the station’s PD. The station posted:
On Saturday morning, we received the very sad news that AC Stone had passed away. We couldn't really believe what we were hearing. Although he'd been sick for a few weeks, it just didn't seem possible. You may not know this, but AC had a long and varied career in both radio and in the music business. He worked as an on-air personality in Durham, back in the days when AM radio ruled. Later, he became a "record rep" for Atlantic Records ... Within just a very few minutes of learning the news of AC's passing, something occurred to us. Along with our almost overwhelming disbelief and, frankly, shock, we realized that in all the time we've known him, we can't recall anyone having a bad word to say about him. How unusual is that? Why didn't we think of that before? He treated us all fairly, took us at our word and lived and mirrored his inner convictions. That's easier said than done, of course. How many people can we really say that about?

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Holy Crap! Supremes Hand FCC A Defeat

Call 'Fleeting Expletive's Rules Unconstitutionally Vague

THE MOUTH, JUNE 21ST, 2012 –– The U.S. Supreme Court has sent the fleeting expletives case back to the Second Circuit saying the rules were unconstitutionally vague “because broadcasters have no way of knowing what the FCC will find offensive. According to The Washington Post, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York were unamimous in their opinion. The FCC hasn't commented n whether it would appeal the decision, however, Chairman Julius Genachowski said in a statement: “We’re reviewing the court’s decision in light of our commitment to protect children, empower parents, and uphold the First Amendment.” Following the court's decision, we can only guess how U2 singer Bono would "This is really, really [expletive] brilliant. Really, really, great."

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CBS Launches Sports Radio Network

Cumulus Media To ServeAs Exclusive Distribution And Sales Partner

THE MOUTH, JUNE 21ST, 2012 –– In an unprecedented move that establishes what will be the nation’s most listened to sports radio network across the Top 50 markets, CBS Corporation today announced it has created CBS Sports Radio, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week lineup of national programming from premier entities CBS Radio and CBS Sports. Cumulus Media is the network’s exclusive syndicator and sales partner to secure affiliate agreements and ad sales with radio stations nationwide through Cumulus Media Networks. In addition, Cumulus will make CBS Sports Radio programming available on 67 of its owned stations.At launch, CBS Sports Radio will reach listeners in nine of the nation’s Top 10 markets, with a cumulative audience reach at debut close to 10 million listeners – nearly 90% of them located in Top 50 markets.

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CBS Tampa Kicks Off First Sport's Talk FM

THE MOUTH, JUNE 21ST, 2012 –– CBS Radio Tampa Bay announced this week it will debut an all-sports radio station in August, marking the first time the market will feature the format on FM. Listeners will be able to hear SPORTSRADIO 98.7 The Fan on-air at 98.7 FM and 1010 AM, online at www.987thefan.com, and via a variety of mobile applications. The station will provide Tampa Bay’s ardent sports fan base with locally programmed content including in-depth news, scores, headlines, and full coverage of area professional and college teams. Mike Pepper will serve as the program director of Sport's Radio 98.7 The Fan. Pepper, who is responsible for developing the on-air lineup and voice of the station, has been with the company for close to two decades, six of those years as the assistant PD of 1010 Sports (WQYK-AM).  Assisting Pepper is longtime local sports producer, Jerry Petuck. Current Play FM's morning show, That Guy Kramer, will remain in place until the transition. For information, contact Norm Scrutt at schrutt@nsstalent.com.


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Radio's Best Descend On Miami Beach

THE MOUTH, JUNE 20TH, 2012 –– Beginning today, hundreds of top radio shows, producers, programmers and show providers from throughout the U.S. and abroad, begin to arrive at the amazing Eden Roc Hotel for Talentmaster's 24th Morning Show Boot Camp. Host organizer Don Anthony says "From day one, 'Boot Camp has always been about the show! Every session and event is built around personalites -- it's our sole focus." With shows arriving from as far away as Finland, Germany, South Africa and The U.K, there's also several first-time attendees coming in from Canada. "There's nothing else in radio like Boot Camp!,' says KISW/Seattle's B.J. Shea who arrived early with his entire show of 6. He told Jockline Daily, "For me, it's been way more than a conference. It's been a career changer. Some of people I've met here over the years; some of the sessions I've attended, has just had an amazing impact on who I am and on my show." MSBC 24 kicks off tomorrow at 8:30 AM with "PPM 5 Year's Later - What the meter now makes perfectly clear. Walk-up registration is available on-site for no extra charge. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Belgian Jock Breaks On-Air World Record; Completes 185 Hour Stretch

THE MOUTH, JUNE 20TH, 2012 – Something tells us, Peter Van de Veire is fast asleep right now somewhere in Belgian as he's just set a new world record for the longest ever, continous radio show, lasting over eight days and seven nights. He told Reuters Life: "It feels great, but now I can only think of one thing - sleep, sleep, sleep," a baggy-eyed Peter Van de Veire said at the end of his 185-hour stretch on MNM radio. Prior record-holder, Italian Stefano Venneri, called in to offer his congratulations. Venneri lasted for 183 hours in May 2009, a month after he had also set a record for the longest DJ radio set played upside down - 15 minutes and 25 seconds. As for the rules, Van de Veire was allowed a five minute break each hour, including bathroom visits, and not allowed a co-host. He ended the show with The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go".

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SCOOPAGE: KILT's Bijani & Warner Land First Radio Interview With Acquitted Baseball Legend Roger Clemens [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 20TH, 2012 –– The sport's world was abuzz yesterday with the startling news of pitching legend Roger Clemens acquittal of charges of using performance enhancing drugs. During an exclusive interview on his hometown SportsRadio 610/KILT Houston, he told KILT's Shaun Bijani and Barry Warner: “I’ve been living it for five-and-a-half years,” Clemens said. “The thing I’ve tried to do – without really being able to say anything – is keep it normal around the house, around friends and what I did in the community and just tried to stay on par with who I am.” After the interview, the duo took callers both sympathetic and outraged and quickly had sports hosts from around the country jamming the lines. Clemens added: "When I was on the mound, I took it very seriously ... My public image is what I did and not who I am. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Glenn Beck Plots Anti-Glee Show With 'Oedipus Project' - Includes Mystery Rapper

THE MOUTH, JUNE 20TH, 2012 –– Glenn Beck, who spent a number of years handling mornings on CHR, is apparently pulling a page out his past stuntage manual as he plots a rather interesting battle with TV's Glee. During a speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington on Friday, announced plans to launch a new anti-Glee series. Beck said , "We've spent a year now trying to put together a pushback with artists, with music. But not the stereotypical conservative Lee Greenwood music." Beck has named his mission the "Oedipus Project" because "the left will be making out with me and they'll never see it coming." He's being coy about who he's recruited for the show, but in an interview with buzzfeed, he said "We are working with a rapper - I can't say who yet - but my audience and his audience will say, 'What?'" Beck will preview his anti-Glee show at his "Restoring Love" event on July 28 in Dallas.

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LUNCH DATE WITH AN INMATE PART 1 & 2: Amy, Sans 'Pickle Suit,' Joins Jimmy & Dave [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 20TH, 2012 - Jockline Daily tipped you last week to USRN syndicated Dave & Jimmy's interesting hook-up for Jimbo with an female inmate. In part 1, he meets Amy (stock photo shown, not Amy) They start the show, by first warning listeners that what they're about to hear is disturbing. They also provide a disclaimer saying "This is not a news show. We cannot confirm or deny any of this." According to Jimbo, she's a 40-ish, vivacious, petite lady (just out on parole for burglary) who shares a disturbing insight into life in a county jail (in which she spent 11 months). Amy lives up to the warning, ias she reveals the story of a pregnant women screaming for help as she thinks she's going into labor, only to be tasered by guards. There's also the pickle suit. Amy, sounding almost gleeful, describes this body-suit that designed for inmates on suicide watch, etc. says you first get completely naked, as guards watch you the whole time, then you slip into the suit. She talks of spending days on a cement slab in the hole (isolation) with nothing to read, no pens, nothing. And, of course, there's the inmate on inmate relationships. We'll let you hear that for yourself in the link below. On a hunch, we're guessing a lot of shows reading this will soon be reaching out for lunch dates with people like Amy. LISTEN TO PART 1 & 2

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Another Radio Face Hits The Tube: Sexpert Morse Debuts In New Bravo Reality TV Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 20TH, 2012 –– You're probably familiar with the popular bay area host, Emily Morse (shown), whose podcast garnered so much attention that she eventually landed her own terrestrial radio show in San Francisco. According to poponthepop.com, she's about to become a household name. Last night, the popular sexpert debuted her new reality show 'Miss Advised" on Bravo TV. She was joined by Emily, Julia Allison and Amy Laurent. She told POTP that Bravo producers approached her and said there really weren't any limits as to what she could do on the show, although she did drop one ... uhh, her toys. Regarding this new video component to her life, she added: As far as friends and family seeing what really goes on in my life, I'm excited. I'm a little nervous but I'm excited.

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Rickey Smiley & George Wallace Take To The Stage For Radio One's 'Comedy Explosion' In Detroit

THE MOUTH, JUNE 20TH, 2012 –– Hot 107.5 and Kiss 105.9 Detroit's Rickey Smiley and comedian George Wallace will take the stage at Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. for Radio One’s Comedy Explosion. Special guests will include Dominique and Jay Anthony Brown of The Tom Joyner Morning Show and George Wilborn of The Michael Baisden Show. The event will be hosted by Kool–Aid of Radio One. Smiley, of course, is syndicated nationally, while Wallace, a Las Vegas’ resident, is revered as one of comedy's most sought after comics.

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CAT'S OUT OF THE BAG: Duran's Bermudez Headed To New Morning TV Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2012 – As Jockline Daily first told you last month (JD 5/29) Z100/Elvis Duran's Carolina Bermudez shocked fans by tweeting @TheRealCarolina: "After many amazing years with @elvisduranshow I'll be leaving to pursue an incredible opportunity in TV. Can't wait to tell you where soon!' Well, the wait's over as it was announced yesterday that she will host a new morning show at WLNY-TV/Ch.10/55’s. According to NY Daily News, joining her as co-hosts are John Elliott and Lisa Kerney, who will continue handling weather and sports, respectively, for WCBS/Ch. 2 during its weekday 4:30-7 a.m. newscast. The new show will be called “Live From the Couch” and air weekdays from 7-9 a.m., beginning in early July. This week will be Carolina’s last week on Z100 after more than seven years with Duran. 1

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Glenn Beck Merges GBTV Into TheBlaze

THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2012 –– In an interview with cnn.com, Glenn Beck said "I didn't like the name GBTV from the very beginning ... One, it's a little egocentric, and two, it's television, which doesn't describe necessarily what we do." As a result, Beck is now merging his online media properties GBTV and TheBlaze.com into one network called TheBlaze. TheBlaze, pairs one of the world's largest subscription streaming video networks with a website that generates over 7 million unique visitors per month into one powerful multimedia brand," Mercury Radio Arts stated in a press release. Beck and Chris Balfe, president and COO of Mercury Radio Arts (Beck's company), said they planned to change the name once the online streaming network was more established but the early success of GBTV precipitated an earlier name change. In the latest estimate, GBTV has more than 300,000 subscribers.

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Mason & Remy Named St. Louis Best Morning Show

St. Louis, Mo. – June 18, 2012 – KSD-FM 93.7 The Bull announced yesterday that its Mason & Remy Morning Show has been named “The Best Morning Show in St. Louis” by St. Louis Magazine. St. Louis Magazine’s A-List 2012 competition asked readers to pick the best of the best in St. Louis for their favorites in Shopping, Body, Kids, Service, Food, Night Life, Culture, Media, Sports, and Amusements. The Mason & Remy Morning Show won the esteemed title after more than 200,000 readers voted. Mason and Remy previously worked at WBNQ in Bloomington, Ill. and joined 93.7 The Bull more than two years ago.

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Sports Talk Getting More Socialble

Now during my show, I have a Twitter feed up, Facebook up. I have my iPhone open."

THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2012 –– Broadcasting from his Las Vegas FOX Sports Radio studio, JT The Brick was featured in a segment on Las Vegas’ CBS 8 News Now. In the piece, he talks about how social media has impacted sports talk radio, including how it has changed his nightly show on FSR. In addition to traditional callers each night. JT the Brick is the only remaining nationally syndicated sports show host in Las Vegas. His nightly show is built around listeners calling or tweeting comments and observations about sports. He told CBS 8 News, "It's the biggest change in my career," he said. "When I started, you had to read a newspaper during the day and maybe catch SportsCenter at the top of the hour to get some highlights. Now during my show, I have a Twitter feed up, Facebook up. I have my iPhone open." Of course, he adds, "There are pros and cons to almost every new innovation. Social media bring fans and athletes together, but they can also tear fans apart. The negatives are athletes not having that filter," JT said. WATCH VIDEO

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IT'S OFFICIAL: Arsenio Hall Returns To Late Night TV

THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2012 –– No sooner had Arsenio Hall took home top honors in this season's 'Apprentice,'did tongues begin to wag regarding interest in his return to late night TV. Well, talk turn serious yesterday as CBS TV announced his return with a distribution deal that 's already been sold in all top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20, covering 52 percent of the country. According to The LA Times, Hall is partnering with syndicator CBS Television Distribution and Tribune Co., which will broadcast the 11 p.m. In an interview with The Time's Scott Collins, he said "In the end I'm a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic" He added: "I know there are a lot of shows, but I think there's a space for my show."

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Regis Philbin To Co-Host With Kathie Lee On Today's Show; 1st Time In 12 Years

THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2012 –– Kathie Lee Gifford announced on yesterday's show that Regis Philbin will be joining her during the fourth hour of "Today," on Wednesday's show, making it the first time they've teamed in in twelve years. While they've appeared on each other's shows in the past as guest, they haven't actually co-hosted together since 2000 when Kathie left and Kelly Ripa became his new partner. Gifford told current co-host Hoda Kotb."We'll just pick up where we left off," Gifford said. When Hoda mentioned something about Philbin saying he did not want to attend the show's pre-production meeting on Wednesday, Kathie joked, "Who's going to tell Regis what to say?! We're just going to let him show up and let the sparks fly."

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Wendy Adams Exits The Bert Show; Robinson Adds APD Stripes

THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2012 –– Wendy Adams (shown right) is leaving The syndicated Bert Show following seven year run. Bert Weiss tells The AJC's Rodney Ho: "it wasn’t a performance issue, merely a budget cutting issue." He added, "Unlike other shows, who are often told not to ever mention the person who was let go, he said he plans to address Wendy’s departure at least two or three times on today's show. Radio Now 100.9/Indianapolis promotes midday host Reka Robinson to Assistant PD and afternoon talent Stick On The Radio to MD. Robinson previously worked at KBKS-FM/Seattle.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Now Served In More Markets

THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2012 –– The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show announced today the addition of three new markets (Asheville, North Carolina; Missoula, Montana; State College, Pennsylvania) and expansion of nationwide summer tour. Along with the expansion, comes word of their nationwide summer tour with stops planned in Albany, New Jersey Shore, Nashville New Hampshire & Springfield. The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show is now heard in nearly 50 markets. The Free Beer & Hot Wings Summer Tour features live broadcasts, stunts, and promotions in affiliate markets nationwide with scheduled stops in Albany, the NJ shore, Nashville, New Hampshire, and Springfield (IL).

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CBS Orders Pilot For Seacrest Produced Game Show

Mulls Purchase Of Dick Clark Productions

THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2012 –– With the remaining thirty or so minutes media behemoth, Ryan Seacrest, has each day, he apparently will now take care of that with "Draw Something," a TV take on the mobile game of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has ordered the pilot for Seacrest-Produced game show. It arrives by way of Sony Pictures Television and Embassy Row, with Michael Davies (Glee) as executive producer. The show features celebrities and everyday users playing in front of a live audience to earn cash prizes. It will also offer an option for viewers to play along at home for prizes. This pilot order comes just months after Farmville creator Zynga bought the company behind Draw Something for a reported $200 million. In another Seacrest related story, no sooner had Jockline Daily reported last week (JD 6/14) that representatives for the late Dick Clark were testing the waters toward the sale of Dick Clark Productions, came the non-surprising word of Seacrest's interest. According to Reuters, insiders said Ryan Seacrest Media, Core Media Group and Colony Capital are among potential bidders who have requested information from Raine Group, the representative group. According to one source, the final price could top $300 million.

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Limbaugh Tops "Most Powerful" Talkers List For Sixth Year In A Row

THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2012 –– So much for controversy. After several months of fallout over comments regarding Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, it appears his dominance was unfazed. In the latest tally from Talkers magazine Heavy Hundred, the syndicated host remained on top for the sixth year in a row According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, the rankings are determined by the magazine’s editors and base its list on various attributes, including courage, effort, impact, longevity, potential, ratings, recognition, revenue, service, talent and uniqueness. Joining Limbaugh in the top ten include:
2. Sean Hannity 3. Michael Savage 4. Ed Schultz 5. Laura Ingraham 6. Dave Ramsey 7. Mark Levin 8. Thom Hartmann 8
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MOVERS/WAKERS: CCM&E Names Darren Davis EVP of National Prog. Platforms; Samantha Jordan Exits KTRH/Houston For WDBO Orlando

 

THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced that Darren Davis has been promoted to Executive Vice President of National Programming Platforms. Davis will continue to report directly to Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms. The National Programming Platforms team, led by Tom Poleman, orchestrates Clear Channel’s programming on a national level, including the development of on-air and digital content as well as live events, like the iHeartRadio Music Festival, that leverage Clear Channel’s 850 stations, websites and iHeartRadio for listeners, advertisers and strategic partners. Davis began his programming career at WASH-FM in Washington, D.C./Baltimore in 1992. He has since served as a Regional Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel Detroit and Chicago and worked his way up through the ranks as Senior Vice President of Programming and to his previous role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms. ------------News/Talk KTRH-AM/Houston web reporter Samantha Jordan will exit on June 26 after two years. She's heading to Talk WDBO-AM & FM/Orlando as a reporter and anchor.

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AGT Airs Final Auditions Tonight; NBC's Stern Gamble Paying Off

THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2012 –– Some of the early season zaniness will likely come to a screeching halt tonight on NBC's America's Got Talent as it holds it final auditions. Now the focus will shift to those going on to Hollywood for more serious competition. While much of the discussion earlier in the season centered around the controversial addition of Howard Stern to the judges's table, it appears now that NBC's bet is paying off. In recent weeks, the show has jumped steadily; thus, grabbing the night's #1 rating over ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the 18-49 demo. Along the way, Stern has drawn the praise of numerous critics for his surprisingly controlled and thoughtful handling of judging talent, defying his predicted demeanor. Tune in to NBC tonight for America’s Got Talent at 8 pm eastern time.

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WFAN Offers Fantasy Sport's Gig For Third Year In A Row

THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2012 –– 66 WFAN New York is once again set to launch its third annual "Fantasy Phenom Challenge" on July 12th. This year, entrants will be able to submit their bids as solo acts or as dual acts. As in the past, the winner will earn an air shift. Auditionos are set for July 12th at The Livingston Mall in New Jersey and again at The Menlo Park Mall on July 19th. Once reduced to five finalists, they join Mike Francesa's Show on August 24th to determine a winner. Last year's winner, John Jestremsk still airs on WFAN.

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Akron Host Howie Chizek Suffers Heart Attack And Dies While On Charity Trip

THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2012 –– Longtime WNIR/Akron host Howie Chizek died Saturday while traveling to charity event. According to The Washington Examiner, Chizek, who had worked at the station for 38 years, also served as public announcer for the Cleveland Cavaliers at Richfield Coliseum for 17 years, between the 1970s and 1990s. Family member, Bob Klaus, said "He was absolutely amazing talent who had gigantic charisma and behind the scenes he was a very warm, gentle man." Chizek was taking 10 underprivileged kids along with several chaperones to Walt Disney World as part of his annual charity program. Klaus said Chizek paid for the trips.

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BUSTED: Fox's Chris Wallace Caught Talking On Cell During Radio Interview

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– 97.1 /St. Louis' (Jamie) Allman In The Morning got an interesting interruption during yesterday's interview with Fox TV's Chris Wallace. As he and Allman talked politics, Wallace interrupted Allman saying: “Jamie, I’m going to have a problem here. I’m talking to you on a cell phone and there’s a police man here and I probably shouldn’t have been talking on a cell phone. So, uh. I’m about to get arrested. Good-bye.” Shortly afterwards, some sites reported that he had actually been arrested, but that fortunately turned out to be not true. According to Mediaite, they reached out to Fox News and confirmed that he was not arrested. LISTEN TO AUDIO (After 1:00 mark)

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The Robert Murphy Connection To Launch Of Mark & Brian

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– With this week's news of longtime KLOS LA's Mark Thompson's decision to retire from the Mark & Brian Show, a barrage of stories began circulating regarding this closure, but it's interesting to note their actual beginning and who the players were with that pairing. Many have pointed out, correctly, they were originally teamed at WAPI by then PD Mark St. John. Prior to that, however, was Bernie Dittman group PD, Randy Lane, who got a tip from then Q101/Chicago host Robert Murphy, aka Murphy in the Morning, regarding an intern on his show who was an improv player at Second City named Brian Phelps. Randy Lane told Jockline Daily "I loved Brian's comedy and talked to him about coming down to Birmingham to co-host the morning show on I95. Mark St. John knew Mark Thompson from Montgomery, AL. so we flew them to Birmingham and put them on the air at 1AM to see if they had any chemistry. It was magic from the first moment they
cracked the mic. It sounded like they must have done mornings together in another lifetime!" As for their introduction to KLOS, you might be surprised with their matchmaker. There's even a west coast PD who still has the original audition tape. Keep guessin.'

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DMX Offers Advice To Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg [AUDIO] STRONG LANGUAGE

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily reported earlier this month (JD 6.4.12), Hot 97 Peter Rosenberg (shown) sent the hip-hop world into a frenzy by dissing on Nicki Minaj's new single "Starships" in a pre-summer jam stage event. This led to the mega star bolting from show and creating a buzz that's still humming along. Yesterday, rapper DMX joined Rosenberg and was asked for his advice in handling all the criticism. DMX was quite succinct in his advice: "F--- em', "F--- em', "F--- em'" And that was just the beginning. LISTEN TO AUDIO CAUTION: EXTREMELY HARSH LANGUAGE - LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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Radio's Catherwood Says He'd Join DWTS' All-Stars For The Right Price

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– As radio's first and last contestant on season 12's Dancing With The Stars, Kevin & Bean/Dr. Drew cast mate, Mike Catherwood is apparently open to dancing back to the ballroom for its all-star edition so long as there's nice check to go with it. He told Celebuzz, “I don’t want to go back, but if they pay me, yes. Money is a huge motivator.” The hunky radio host who first caught TV producer's attention with his appearance on 'Regis & Kelly's Men of Radio Week, has made numerous appearances on various shows since then, the latest being Fox's 'The Choice. Added incentive for Mike's return to DWTS, may be dancing partner Lacey Schwimmer who seemed to have an extra special good time during their short time on the dance floor. Speaking of which. With Catherwood being season 12's first celebrity to get dumped, how does that translate into an 'All-Star?" Either way, expect to see a lot of Mike on TV soon.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Brody Smith Tapped To Program WLDI; Garett Michaels Exits FM 94/9 San Diego; Don McGee Follows Fornatale On WFUV's Fun Bag

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– Wild 95.5 West Palm Beach announced that Brody Smith has been named Program Director, effective July 2, 2012. In his new role Smith will oversee all programming for the broadcast and digital operations of Wild 95.5. Smith arrives from Clear Channel's Raleigh, where he is currently the Assistant Program Director for G105 WDCG-FM and 93.9 KISS-FM WKSL. ----------- Longtime San Diego PD Garett Michaels exits KBZT-FM/FM 94-9/San Diego as PD following ten years run. While there he handled both mornings and afternoons. ------------Don McGee is the new host of WFUV-FM's (90.7) New Jersey's "Mixed Bag," which airs Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Begun by market icon Pete Fornatale nearly 30 years ago, he hosted it until his death in April. McGee had been it regular fill-in host, as well as a fill-in for WFUV's morning show. ------------- JC Corcoran has spent the last twenty-eight years shaking up the St. Louis talk radio scene. While currently on hiatus, JC has armed himself with a Comrex Access and is ready for vacation and fill-in work with mainstream, topical and entertaining content. For a demo and background material visit jc@jcontheline.com.

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JACOBS STUDY: Younger Women Count Facebook As Main Source of Communication

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– Jacobs Media’s AC/CHR/HotAC findings have been released and the findings are quite eye-opening. In the tech study of core radio listeners, more than 14,000 fans of 36 AC, CHR, and Hot AC stations across North America sound off on technology and broadcast radio, it reveals an amazing progression from the younger CHR listeners to the more mature but very active Hot AC fans to the adult partisans of traditional Adult Contemporary stations. According to Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs, this combined sample is made up of 80% females who tell a great story about their deepening relationship with technology and how it impacts their radio listening. This group is among the most avid users of social media in the entire survey, utilizing Facebook as main source of communication. Of those on Facebook, more than three-fourths of CHR fans use it daily. And Twitter is becoming a key social media channel. The good news is that partisans of AC and CHR are more likely to start their day by turning on the radio at home. But there’s a virtual tie among Hot AC fans between the radio at home and turning on the TV, another sign that morning shows on television are doing a good job capturing first tune-ins when these consumers start their days. CHR fans are among the heaviest in-car listeners, while half of them (and Hot AC respondents) are able to connect a mobile phone or mp3 player in their cars. And of those with “digital dashboard” systems like Ford’s SYNC, Mainstream AC listeners are the most likely to have cut back their broadcast radio listening as a result. Capturing the attention of these consumers while they're driving will be an ongoing challenge moving forward. For more details, CLICK HERE

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'Alabama's Randy Owen Debuts On Dial Global's Country Gold

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– Whatever happened to songs by Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill and Alabama? They have millions of fans. But you hardly hear their music on the radio anymore. That’s about to change! Dial Global has announced the launch of Country Gold with Randy Owen, a four-hour, music-intensive show hosted by the front man and lead vocalist for the iconic band ALABAMA. In addition to its extensive playlist, Country Gold will also feature anecdotes from a guy who ruled the country music charts during its golden age….and Randy’s got the stories to prove it. Country Gold is packed with at least 13 songs per hour and spotlights classics from the 1970s through the mid-90s. Randy Owen is a country music legend, with 43 number #1 singles, more than 75 million albums sold, 150 industry awards--including eight ACM and CMA "Entertainer of the Year" honors--two Grammys and 23 American Music Awards. He is also a proud member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 

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Baseball's "Beasts of the East" Prepare To Knock Heads

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– It's going to be quite a weekend in Washington as baseball's division leading Nationals take on New York's division leading Yankees. WTOP/Washington's morning crew (shown) took to the "dark side" and visited the 51st State Tavern, a Yankees bar in D.C.'s West End. "They have a good team," Yankees fan Steve Baxter tells WTOP. "I really don't see anyone else on that staff that can shut down the Yankees lineup after one through nine," Baxter says. The Nats face the Yankees at 7:05 p.m. Friday, 1:05 p.m. Saturday and 1:35 p.m. on Sunday. WTOP Programming chief Laurie Cantillo commented on Facebook to Radio Ink's Ed Ryan: "This is what happens when boss (Jim)Farley, is out of town." Nice!

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Longtime Tulsa Host, Clarlene Lewis Succumbs To Cancer

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2012 –– We were saddened to learn of the passing of longtime Tulsa personality, Charlene Lewis, who passed away this week following her battle with ovarian cancer.
According to KRMG, Charlene Lewis passed away at a Tulsa hospital after a battle with ovarian cancer. Lewis spent more than 20 years in Tulsa radio including her recent work at KRMG. Previously, she worked at KVOO, KBEZ and KXOJ. She leaves behind her husband, David, and her teenage daughter Abby. For more information go to http://www. krmg.com.

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Shake Ups In Wake Ups: Thompson Retires; Jeffreys Joins KFOG; Zakk Is Back In Chicago

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 –– After 25 years, Mark Thompson, one half of the beloved KLOS morning duo, Mark and Brian, has decided to call it quits and make North Carolina his permanent home. In an interview yesterday with LARadio's Don Barrett, he said at his new house on Lake Norman (near Charlotte) he has a studio and he’ll be available for occasional work, but he’s ready to quit doing the two person show. He said he made the decision about a year ago under GM Bob Moore and PD Bob Buchmann, but waited until Cumulus started to show interest. "We had a three-year plan to slowly transition from California to there," Thompson said. "Once the moving truck moved the last of his belongings, we finally were at the end of our three-year plan. We're here. We now live in North Carolina," said Thomson. In the meantime, Phelps plans to continue in mornings. ––––– In other morning shakeups, after just two weeks, KFOG San Francisco pulls the plug on Tony Longo, part of the just launched, Tony, Greg and Melanie morning show. Prompted by a social media backlash, PD Dennis Constantine went on the air yesterday morning to confess "it quickly became obvious that the show we created wasn't a good fit for KFOG. So I am here to tell you that we made a mistake." Filling Longo's spot will be longtime bay area host Tim Jeffreys who most recently handled mornings at KUFX. Reportedly, Longo will return to his morning show at Z-ROCK/Lexington, KY. ––––– The final major market move happened in Chicago, where Zakk Tyler returned to the Loop. He'll also be heard on Merlin Media FM News 101.9 MHz, New York City and FM News 101.1, Chicago to handle sports. 1

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GLOVES OFF: Stern To Jim Rome "Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife Yet?" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 –– Things turned ugly yesterday during Jim Rome's interview with NBA commissioner David Stern. The CBS Sport's Network host asked him if the New Orleans Hornets winning the draft lottery was fixed. "I know that you appreciate a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy .. was the fix in for the lottery?" asked Rome. An obviously stunned Stern replied: "I have two answers for that. The simple, easy one, NO; the second, shame on you for asking." Rome countered by saying he thought it was his job to ask because people wonder. "No, it's ridiculous, but that's OK," Stern said. He then quipped: "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" Rome, who has not history of spousal abuse, answered saying "I don't think that's fair." Stern later called Rome's comment a cheap trick. "You've been successful in making a career of it, and I keep coming on." "Making a career of it? Making a career of what? What? Cheap thrills?" demanded Rome. "Now you're getting mad. You're taking on the world and now Jim Rome is pouting," Stern jabbed. Rome fired back:"I'm not pouting. I'm taking offense." LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Tedd Webb Calls Out MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "I Think You're A Piece of Scum" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 –– MSNBC's Chris Hayes was on WFLA/ 970 AM Tampa Bay yesterday morning to promote his new book. You'll recall that Hayes came under fire on Memorial Day for his comments suggesting that some soldiers killed in battle shouldn't be called heroes. He later apologized, but that still wasn't enough for Tedd Webb, a military vet, and he called him out on his show. "If I can get away from the book for a minute and take you back to Memorial Day. I was the guy that wanted to reach across the TV and slap the dog crap out of you," said Webb. He later added: "I think you're a piece of scum." Hayes tried explaining his comments saying he takes his platform seriously and decries the kind of conversation where people use that platform to call people scum. Sarcastically, Webb then changed the term to "pond scum." LISTEN TO AUDIO

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FATHER'S DAY STUNTAGE: "Baby Seat Installation Competition" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 –– BOB 106.9/Savannah's Tim Leary decided in recognition of Father's Day on Sunday that he would hold the first Father's Day Challenge: The Baby Seat Installation Competition". Tim (left) faced off against Kenny Jay (PD/Middays). He tells Jockline Daily: "We were each armed with a baby seat at the front of Morning Showgram member Billie Marshall's car. We both raced to see who could install their baby seat into the car the quickest. We also had officer Jeff Cotter from the Savannah Police Dept. on hand to also check that the seats were installed in the auto properly and safely. So check out who won - WATCH VIDEO HERE

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How Gene Simmons Finally Came Clean With His Wife Shannon Tweed [AUDIO]

"We had a ceremony, we lit a big bonfire, and we took the photos and we threw them in and burned them together."

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 –– KISS rocker Gene Simmons, with an assist from Envision’s Guest Services, joined Arch & Elliott Morning Show on WLVQ-FM/Columbus yesterday and discussed how he finally revealed his past indiscretions with a broken-hearted Shannon Tweed. "Here I am going around the world, gallivanting, doing whatever I want, and she stuck by me, and at some point you have to take stock in life,” Simmons admitted. “So last year I decided to get married, and before we did [I had] to come clean and say, okay here’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me god.” On his wife’s reaction Simmons admitted, “Her heart was broken because she saw literally thousands of girls; photos, books, and over the years I took photos of these girls. We had a ceremony, we lit a big bonfire, and we took the photos and we threw them in and burned them together. And, uh, we’re approaching our 29th year together." LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Reno's Ron James Comes To Rescue of Woman Who Lost Everything In Fire

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 –– In the wee hours of May 29th, a fire engulfed the home of Inez Avalos; thus, causing her to lose everything, including her dogs. Ron James, morning host of Wild 102.9 caught wind of the story and wanted to help. According to KOLO TV he called her son Walter, and told him to come to the station Wednesday morning, but didn't say why. When he arrived, Ron had arranged a care package with everything Inez needed to start over again. He also gave her a gift certificate for a free adoption and brought a pup, like one of the ones she tragically lost, she can adopt whenever she's ready. Next, Ron got Mattress Discounters to give Inez a complete bed set. But it didn't stop there, Ron had one more major surprise. He set up a donation fund through Wells Fargo so people could donate. Inez is still in awe of a stranger's generosity. "It's like over whelming, people I don't even know are helping me, it's just, I don't even know how to express it," says Inez. Meanwhile, the funds keep coming in thanks to Ron.

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Dick Clark Productions Up For Sale

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 –– The house that Clark built: Dick Clark Productions, the company behind the Golden Globe Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, the American Music Awards and New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest has hired the Raine Group to help shop the company to potential buyers. According to The LA Times, Clark Productions Chief Executive Mark Shapiro said the company hired Raine to "help us think through our options and to organize any conversations with any interested parties." He added that "no decision has been made to enter into a transaction of any kind and it’s not clear whether any transaction will happen at all." Reportedly, Dick Clark Productions is owned by Red Zone Capital Management Co., a private equity firm controlled by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. Red Zone acquired the company in 2007 from Mandalay Mosaic Television Group for $175 million.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Capital FM Entertains 80,000 At Wembley

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2012 ––Capital FM entertains 80,000 at Wembley
Capital’s latest Summertime Ball attracted 80,000 listeners to Wembley Stadium from all over the UK at the weekend. The event included performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Coldplay, Cheryl and Katy Perry, Example, Kelly Clarkson, Flo-Rida, Pitbull, Usher, The Wanted, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Dizzee Rascal and Justin Bieber. The event was hosted by London breakfast hosts Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon and went on for the six and a half hours. Each artist received an exclusive gift bag which contained a Champneys weekend spa break, fragrances from Marc Jacobs, a Guess watch, a Links of London Official Team GB Bracelet, Summer footwear from Havaianas, Smirnoff Vanilla vodka, a Merlin Annual Pass, chocolate from Hotel Chocolat, St. Tropez tanning products and Leo Bancroft haircare products.

Bates To Broadcast From the Falklands - Smooth Radio’s breakfast host Simon Bates is broadcast live from the Falkland Islands all this week. The trip highlights the 30th anniversary of the Islands’ liberation by British forces. Bates will explore how the dark, violent past and on-going diplomatic row over sovereignty mixed with a promising hopeful future thanks to the recent discovery of a wealth of valuable natural resources including oil has affected Islanders.

Real Radio search for Wets gig support act - Real Radio Scotland has joined Wet Wet Wet to help find a support act to perform at the group’s 25th anniversary gig in Glasgow next month. A crowd of 15,000 will watch the pop group at Glasgow Green on 20th July – along with an act who will be picked from the entrants via Real Radio’s website. Wets drummer Tommy Cunningham launched the competition for their support act live on Real Radio Breakfast with Ewen Cameron and Michelle McManus (standing in for Cat Harvey who’s on holiday). Tommy said: “This is an opportunity of a lifetime. We want a Scottish young band or solo performer to be the opening act for Wet Wet Wet. They'll choose their top 5 from the entrants, which will then be put to an online vote on Real Radio’s website.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Say hello to Graham HERE

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Cumulus To Present Group Talent Luncheon At Morning Show Boot Camp

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 20912 –– Following a record turnout of Cumulus Personalities arriving at next week's 24th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp in Miami, Cumulus Media decided to make the most out of it by throwing its first-ever 'Talent luncheon" for its group during camp. Joining top shows from markets like Washington, D.C, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Quad Cities, Cincinnati and others, top Cumulus executives such as Jan Jeffries, Mike McVay, Dennis Green, Val Garris, Emily Boldon, Maurice DeVoe & others will arrive in force to lend support. SVP/Corporate Programming, Jan Jeffries tells Jockline Daily: "Cumulus has never taken its eye off the power of talent. I dare say our stations possess some of the greatest shows in radio. Supporting both them and an event built around talent is a testament to that commitment." Fellow SVP/Corporate Programmer Mike McVay added: "Cumulus is a very talent-oriented company. We're looking forward to taking advantage of the presence of some of the best minds in the business."With just 9 days away, there's still time to register for MSBC XXIV - June 21 & 22 at Amazing Eden Roc.1

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IT'S COMPLICATED: Joe Walsh Meets Joe Walsh, But Still Doesn't Back Joe Walsh [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2012 –– Add rock stars to the list who makes strange bedfellows for politicians. Congressmen Joe Walsh and former Eagles guitarist finally meet on the 'Loop's Pete McMurray Show. What made this extra weird is that Walsh the singer once took action against Congressman Walsh for using one of his songs in a campaign. Pete brings this up on the air to which the Congressman explains it was actually a parody and that Walsh (the singer) got a little upset. "I forgive you," said singer Walsh. "Look, they're makin up," jokes Pete. Unfortunately, the on-air meet didn't seem to move singer Walsh. Following Pete's show, a press release from Democrat Tammy Duckworth who's running against Republican Walsh for his seat, announced that Duckworth had secured an endorsement from singer Walsh. Nice! Blame it on Pete. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Dave & Jimmy Offer Up Jimmy Jam To Female Inmate

"If you've been in the can, and you want a man, may we offer Jimmy Jam."

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2012 –– USRN Syndicated hosts Dave & Jimmy tell Jockline Daily: "Ex-Cons need love too." For this purpose they told their listeners: "If you've been in the can, and you want a man,may we offer Jimmy Jam. So far, Jimmy has had offers from a girl who her her baby daddy with a paint stick over a 20 dollar child support payment. A woman who spent 18 months over killing her husband (later ruled self-defense), and a pot smoker who dealt one too many bags for a living, and enjoyed six months in county. Who will Jimmy pick? Will he get shived at Olive Garden? It will be taped later this week.

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Radio & TV's Best Arrive For Museum Pre-Opening In Chicago

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2012 –– Prior to today's long awaited opening of the Museum of Broadcast Communication in Chicago, dozens of radio and television top names ever got together lasts night to celebrate a a special pre-opening event. Museum founder, Bruce Dumont, told CBS Chicago, “It’s a long time coming, which means we can celebrate for a long, long time as well. The hurdles are behind us.” The museum, with nearly 20,000 square feet of exhibits were on display, featuring everything from WGN’s infamous “Bozo the Clown” to the TV and Radio shows of the past 60 years. For more information, CLICK HERE

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JACOBS STUDY: Sports Fans Like To Tweet

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2012 –– According to Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs, “Sports radio fans are highly engaged, into gadgets, and especially likely to be connected via Twitter. They know how to access the sports news and happenings they crave, and they deftly use the available tools. Radio needs to work hard to be their go-to medium.” Here are some key takeaways about Sports radio listeners: It’s a Twitter world: While Facebook and LinkedIn are popular social media channels, Sports Talk fans lead the league for tweeting. Of those who use this platform, more than half follow a Sports Talk radio station and/or personality on Twitter. Relationships matter: The email club and Facebook fan page are major drivers in stronger listener/station connections, but Twitter is a major player, too. Net promoter scores lag: Sports Talk fans are near the bottom when it comes to fan recommendation and time spent listening, an indication that their consumers depend on a variety of media sources to keep up to date. In fact, “first occasions” in the morning are dominated by turning on the TV. And they are more apt to be satellite radio subscribers. In-car listening is the next battleground. For more info, reach out to Fred Jacobs HERE

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Cheryl Cole Plays Co-Host For Radio 1's Greg James [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2012 –– With more and more British personalities and accents showing up in the states, keep a close on BBC Radio 1's Greg James (shown). He's one of Britain's hottest up and comers. He's also a favorite of top stars like Cheryl Cole. Yesterday she showed up to co-host for awhile with just enough time to share her new song which features Will.i.am. She told James she got inspiration for her video from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Mc Hammer. While there, Russell Brand popped in to say hello. Nice. LISTEN TO HIS SHOW HERE

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Dibble & Van Dyken Ring Up Kings After Stanley Cup [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2012 –– FOX Sports hosts Rob Dibble and Amy Van Dyken went all-Kings after the team won their first-ever Stanley Cup in the franchise’s 45-year history. Featuring interviews with Kings players, highlights from the post-game press conference, and call-ins from FOX Sports Radio representatives on-site, the show gave sports fans everywhere a glimpse into the excitement at Staples Center following the historical win. Guests included Kings Center Jordan Nolan, Assistant GM Ron Hextall, Center Trevor Lewis, and Left Wing Dustin Penner, who told Dibble and Van Dyken that he is “just going to watch movies and relax” during his day with the cup.FOX Sports Radio’s Loose Cannons co-hosts Steve Hartman and Vic “The Brick” Jacobs also called-in to share the excitement happening on the ice at Staples Center, saying “The Kings fans, they’re still very much here. They’re just soaking it all in.” With people stationed on the ice, outside the arena, and in the locker room, FOX Sports Radio had full coverage of the events on FOX Sports Tonight. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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ABCNews Radio Earns Two Edward R. Murrow Awards

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Media Networks announced that ABC News Radio was awarded two prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards in the categories of Best Breaking News Coverage and Best Continuing News Coverage. The awards honor ABC News Radio’s coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden and the Middle East uprising known as the ArabSpring. "When Osama bin Laden was captured and killed, every radio news organization across America provided coverage, but only ABC News Radio’s coverage has been recognized as being the very best," said Dennis Green, senior vice president of Cumulus Media Networks.” "Breaking news is what drives radio listening," said Steve Jones, VP/GM, ABC News Radio.  "We're honored that ABC News Radio is recognized as the best radio news organization for breaking news and continuing coverage."

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THIS COULD GET UGLY: Chio's Shila Takes To The Ring With Octomom; Michael Lohan To Referee

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– Picture this. Better yet, maybe not. It's been announced that, who else, Michael Lohan will referee the Octomom's Fight with Wired/Philly's Chio in the Morning Co Host Shila (wonderfully shown at right) at Fox and Hounds in King of Prussia for Fights June 22 at 9 PM. Okay, so it's actually Pillow Fights as The Octomom, Nadya Suleman, will battle it out for 3-1minute rounds and Octomom says she is going to KNOCK OUT Shila in the match. Octomom will be coming from New York after taping the Stern show and The View and has been training hard. The undercard will feature several women Battling it out for the World Pillow Fighting Championships.
Some of the Proceeds  shila will benefit the"CHIO CARES FOUNDATION" Since 2000 the CHIO CARES FOUNDATION has given away more than $$120,000 dollars to families in need during the xmas holidays. Every year CHIO helps families with CHIO'S XMAS WISH!!

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Clear Channel Realigns's Operating Management Team

Tom Schurr Appointed President of Operations Over Major Markets, Matt Martin As President of Operations For Regional; Susan Karis Exits

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has announced Tom Schurr as its new President of Operations for its Major Markets, and Matt Martin as its new President of Operations for its Regional Markets. Both positions will report directly to John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, effective immediately. Schurr previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations for the Eastern Region Major Markets and a 30 year broadcast vet. He began his career at Taft Broadcasting and has worked for a number of various broadcast organizations prior to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, including Great American, Citicasters and Jacor. Tom McConnell, recently appointed Executive Vice President of Operations and Hartley Adkins, Executive Vice President of Operations, will now report to Schurr. Matt Martin, former Senior Vice President of Operations for the West Region, will now assume the new role of President of Operations for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s 123 Regional markets. Martin, with more than 15 years of sales and broadcast experience, began his radio career as a part-time sales representative while in college and worked his way through the ranks as a sales representative, sales manager, market manager and regional vice president of station clusters throughout Texas. Martin has also held the position as President and Market Manager for the San Antonio Cluster and has been with Clear Channel since 1995. Following the realignment, came word that Executive VP/Western Region Susan Karis was set to exit.

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Author/Pundit Buzz Bissinger Joins All Live & Local Line-Up At WPHT Philadelphia

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– Talk Radio 1210 WPHT announced their new weekday line-up, featuring all live and local talent beginning on Monday, June 25. The newest addition to the station as host of afternoon drive (3:00-7:00PM) will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author and pundit Buzz Bissinger. He’s joined by Steve Martorano, currently heard on WPHT and best known to listeners for his many years on WIP radio. The station will be anchored in morning drive by Chris Stigall (5:30-9:00AM), followed by Dom Giordano (9:00AM-12:00Noon). Popular and award-winning Michael Smerconish will broadcast live on WPHT from 12:00Noon-3:00PM.

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Monti Carlo's Return To Radio Took Slight Detour With TV's Master Chef 3

Tries To Keep The Apron On Tonight's Master Chef 3 On Fox 9/8 Central

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– With last week's announcement of Monti Carlo filling the My 103.9/Phoenix long unoccupied midday slot, as it turned out Monti's hire had long been in the works. It took a slight detour due to being cast in TV's Master Chef 3. Monti told Jockline Daily "As is bound to happen at one point or another when you choose to go down the radio career path, last year I found myself out of work for the first time in a decade. I'm a workaholic of the worst kind and had no idea what to with just a two year old and my dog to keep me company. I spent most of my days scouring the classifieds and started putting together elaborate (but budget friendly) dinners for friends to help pass the time. During one of my job searches I found a listing for the MasterChef 3 open call and thought "Why not?" I stood in line with three of my "I Hope He Chokes" apple hand pies (lovingly dedicated to my cheating ex-husband) with about 1000 other hopefuls. The carrying case I had McGuivered out of a diaper box and a dog leash caught the producer's eye and the rest is, as they say, history. Fast forward a few months and I'm standing in front of three of the world's culinary GIANTS begging for a MasterChef apron. And you know what? I got it. Yeah, Joe Bastianich said I was faking it... but I'm pretty sure he says that to all the girls." Tune in to MasterChef 3 again tonight on FOX9/8 Central and watch her try to keep that apron. PHOTO: Corey Paterson/Facebook

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MENOUNOUS ON THE RADIO: I Was (S)exually Abused By Doctors

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– While we at Jockline Daily still brood over Maria Menounos, the 'Extra' TV host and recent contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" getting bumped before the final 3 competition, we got an extra jolt yesterday when she revealed on the radio that she was once sexually abused by two doctors. Appearing on The Howard Stern show along with her longtime boyfriend, Kevin Undergaro, she told Stern and Robin Quivera that she was (s)exually molested by two doctors when she was younger and it still affects her to this day. She explained while there for a throat problems, but was told to change into a hospital gown and then molested. "I was really young, so I was so uncomfortable. My boyfriend Kevin was in the waiting room and I literally started screaming. I was just so uncomfortable, I didn’t know what to do." Kevin told her to file charges but she didn't want to make the issue worse. Later, the topic turned light as Kevin was asked if he ever thought Maria was unfaithful. He told Stern out of all the men in her life, Derek (Hough) is the one he felt jealousy with. Many who watched the show would understand why. Maria is seen on Extra weekdays as host with Mario Lopez. Menounos/Facebook

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NBC Sports Pact Extra Sweet For Dial Global's Chris Corcoran

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– With the NBC Sports Group and Dial Global announcement of an NBC Sports Radio Network partnership, expanding the brand into sports talk radio (see Jockline Daily recent news below), you could practically see Dial Global's EVP/GM, Chris Corcoran, putting on the uniform. As the photo above will suggest, Chris is not only a die-hard Boston sport's fanatic, but a former college Lacrosse player as well (that's him above in white at a recent outing). After receiving yesterday's official press release, we spoke with Chris about this new exciting partnership and his passion for sports. "We’re not only excited to be partnered with NBC Sports, but also to be able to provide great sports radio to stations all over the country in addition to our incredible play by play packages. There are a ton of passionate sports fans out there, me being one of them, and we can’t wait to turn the switch on and deliver compelling content to these fans. Stay tuned for our talent and product announcements as we’re gearing up for great programming launches this fall and beyond," says Chris. Next week heads to MSBC In Miami where the NBA playoffs take place.

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The Bieb' Turns British Backstage At The UK's Summertimne Ball [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– What is it with American artists who go to England and suddenly start talking weird? Or, at least going into some strange accent. That appeared to be the case this week as uber star, Justin Bieber spoke to Capital FM's Will Cozens (shown above) backstage ahead of his appearance at the Summertime Ball 2012 and showed off his best (or worst) English accent. While there he mentioned the he recently "LAWST" one of his prized Rolex "WAWCHES." Bizarre! He was there appearing live on at Wembley Stadium alongside the likes of Usher, Coldplay and Katy Perry. CHECK OUT VIDEO You tell us: British? Australian? Martian? LET US KNOW

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Brad & Britt Take Over Afternoons WBT A/F

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– Greater Media announced this week that Brad & Britt have been named as the new afternoon drive team at WBT AM/FM in Charlotte, North Carolina. They will begin their new show from 3pm-6pm on July 2, 2012. Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire are no strangers to radio. Krantz is a former WBT afternoon drive host and was part of the Spires & Krantz on-air team from 1999 to 2003. Brad, who is originally from Ohio & Britt, who is a North Carolina native, most recently hosted the morning show on WZTK-FM in Greensboro from 2004 until earlier this year and did afternoon drive on WPTF 850 AM in Raleigh and WSJS 600 AM in Winston Salem."I am excited about working for the legendary WBT," said Whitmire. "Anyone from the Carolinas knows how important this station is and it's a dream come true for me. I am especially thankful to Carl East and Rick Feinblatt for all their help and leadership. Greater Media is a fantastic company and I'm just psyched to be on the team."

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Cumulus To Syndicate Geraldo Rivera Nationally

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 –– On the heels of the recent Huckabee launch, Cumulus announced late yesterday that Geraldo Rivera will also be available nationwide beginning August 13th. The new national show will air from 9AM to Noon. Rivera began hosting live and local radio shows in New York City and Los Angeles earlier this year. Cumulus co-chief operating officer John Dickey says "When Geraldo agreed to host shows for Cumulus stations in New York and L.A. we had a hunch there'd be national substantial listener interest in his incisive and insightful style, and now we're thrilled that with GERALDO such a success in those two markets the show will now be available across the country." Rivera says, 'Despite the nation's partisan divide, the success of the show on WABC and KABC is a clear indication that there is room in radio for someone who is not associated with a particular ideology. ... Like I say, 'I'm not always right.' I'm grateful to Cumulus for giving me the shot at the national show, and look forward to broadcasting live from the presidential nominating conventions. Rivera will continue hosting his Sunday prime time show on Fox News, where he is a frequent contributor to weekday programming throughout the day and during prime time.

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Glenn Beck Renews With Premiere With Reported $100 Million Deal

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 –– Premiere Networks and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s multi-media production company, have announced they are renewing and extending their agreements to syndicate The Glenn Beck Program, America’s third-highest-rated radio show.  Over the past five years, the program has experienced ratings growth of nearly 50%, and has added nearly 200 radio affiliates, bringing its current total to more than 400 stations. In addition, 2012 marks The Glenn Beck Program’s 10th anniversary in national radio syndication. Mercury and Premiere have also extended their longstanding alliance in digital media. Mercury’s digital businesses include streaming video network GBTV, news and information site TheBlaze.com, e-commerce marketplace Markdown.com and the fan portal GlennBeck.com. Beck stated: “Simply put, Premiere is the best in the business.  Over the past ten years, they have proven to be a true partner in every sense of the word.” According to New York Time's Brian Seltzer, sources say the 5 year deal is estimated at $100 million, approximately double his $10 Million deal in 2007

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NBC Sports And Dial Global Team Up For New Sports Radio Network

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 –– NBC Sports is expanding it coverage into sports talk radio with an assist from Dial Global. According to USA, this September NBC and distributor Dial Global will start with hourly sports updates and one, two-minute daily essays. NBC hopes to have two, three-hour weekday shows that would begin in September. "The goal is to start with a beachhead of programming and gradually expand to 24 hours per day, seven days per week maybe in 3-5 years," says NBC's Rob Simmelkjaer, who also works on-air for NBC and will be a host of MSNBC's London Olympics coverage. Reportedly, NBC programming will be sold in tandem with Dial Global's NFL radio broadcasts, but won't initially include programming simulcast on radio and TV: "That's not part of our plan right now," says Simmelkjaer. "In the future, we might look at it because it tends to go better with shows created for radio, like ESPN's Mike & Mike, and then you just add a TV studio."

 

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Magliozzi Brothers Put The Brakes On Car Talk

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 –– "With 'Car Talk' celebrating its 25th anniversary on NPR this fall -- its 35th year overall, including our local years at WBUR -- … and my brother turning over the birthday odometer to 75, we've decided that it's time to stop and smell the cappuccino," Ray Magliozzi said. Ray, of course, one half of the beloved NPR 'Car Talk' show. He, along with his brother, Tom, known as Click and Clack, and delivered automotive advice mixed with comedy -- made the announcement last Friday. As of October, they'll no longer record new shows, however NPR will continue airing repackaged versions of "Car Talk" featuring the best material from their archives.

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Michael Smerconish Welcomes NAB Crystal Radio Award Winners Today

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 –– Today at the NAB Education Foundation’s “Service to America” black-tie fundraiser dinner in Wash. D.C., WYD Media’s Michael Smerconish will help recognize the accomplishments of the 10 NAB Crystal Radio Award winners. Through the magic of technology, Smerconish will welcome the winners to the stage and acknowledge their exemplary community service. The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. The foundation offers a number of professional development programs and initiatives to achieve this mission, including the Broadcast Leadership Training Program, Media Sales Institute, Leadership Development Institute and more.

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Kraddick's Jenna Takes To The Ring With Listener In Shoe Slam; Hulk Hogan Judges [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 ––Former WWE Champion Hulk Hogan made a guest appearance on the syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show for their Shoe Slam 2012 segment. He served as both guest and referee in a battle between co-host Jenna and a listener over a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. And before you say how real or unreal wrestling is, be aware that Jenna got a wrestling lesson from Russ Face. Once the match began, you'll quickly notice a hair piece went flying. Guess they don't warn you about that in wrestling school. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Hot 95.7 Houston's Sarah Pepper Shaves It Off For Charity

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 –– Sarah Pepper shaved her head last Friday live on her HOT 95-7 morning show in honor of those who have lost their hair in the battle against Leukemia and Lymphoma. Sarah was joined by Ivan Trujillo from HOT 95-7, Blake Hayes from Mix 96-5 and fifteen HOT 95-7 listeners who stepped up in support of this great cause and had their heads shaved as well. Sarah and the HOT 95-7 listeners had their hair donated to Locks of Love. Sarah was a nominee for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Woman of the Year" award. She won the Houston Citizenship Award and came in second place for Woman of the Year. Sarah's goal was to raise $50,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and pledged to shave her head if she reached her goal. Sarah raised over $52,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society so this morning she fulfilled her pledge.

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Man Arrested Attempting To Break Into Salina Radio Station

Police Suspect He Had Been Drinking

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2012 –– A man has been arrested after trying to break into KSAL Radio in Salina. According to Wichita's KAKE-TV, it happened at about 1:30 a.m. Friday morning. The intruder wasn't able to access the the locked lobby but did cause damage to the foyer area. After getting a call from a KSAL employee, officers arriving on the scene found the intruder hiding in a bathroom and took him into custody. The suspect has been identified as Anthony Whittecar, 31, of Salina. KSAL reports police believe Whittecar had been drinking. He faces charges of aggravated burglary, criminal damage to property and attempted theft.

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Clear Channel's Bob Pittman Joins Duran's Greg T [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11, 2012 –– The Elvis Duran Show welcomed their boss, Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman, in the studio last Friday and gave co-host Greg T a chance to find out what a powerful man is “really” like. He asked Pittman a series of “Questions from the Common Man,” Do you wear monogrammed underwear? Pittman said: 'I’m taking my pants off here today? (Show crew starts whooping “take it off” as Pittman pretends to undo his belt.) No monograms on the underwear. Nice Jockey shorts from Jockey.com. He also asked why MTV stop playing videos? "That’s an interesting question, isn’t it?…The first video we played was “Video Killed the Radio Star” and here it is 31 years later and radio is bigger than ever and MTV doesn’t play music. What’s goin’ on?" asked Pittman. Turning Serious, Greg asked Pittman if he ever doubts himself. "I actually think the best people in the job like I have are worriers/self doubters…I wake up in the middle of the night going “Wow, was that the right idea? Did I do the right thing?” It’s bad for you personally because I’d rather sleep through the night, but I think it’s probably good for business," said Pittman. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Stern's 'Devastating News' Comments Draw Quick Attention

I’m sorry if I sound disjointed, but there’s stuff that goes on around here sometimes, and they bring it to me during the show, and sometimes it so f**ks my head up...

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2012 –– Sirius XM host Howard Stern piqued quick attention on yesterday's show with mention of receiving "devastating news just before going into a break." Obviously, listeners must have thought it had to do with Robin Quiver's recent surgery. Fortunately, it didn't turn out to be that. It did, however, raise concerns over what may be going on at Sirius XM. Coming back after the break Quiver asked "What's the devastating news?" "I don’t want to talk about it. That’s how devastating it is," said Stern. "I don’t know how you do that. You know what? Just finish this song and I’ll go recover ... I’m sorry if I sound disjointed, but there’s stuff that goes on around here sometimes, and they bring it to me during the show, and sometimes it so f**ks my head up that ... usually I can right back into the show, but this time, they rocked me. This time, they rocked me. There’s always something going on around here Robin. I want to get out. When you tell me you’re ready to get out, I’m getting out with you. …Let’s get out. It’s enough already. We did so much for this company, would they be kind enough to release me? If I need to? For my mental health? Would they do it for me? I mean, maybe it’s the one last decent thing they could do for me. I need to get out..."

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Police Descend On Adam Carolla's Home Following Tripped Panic Button

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2012 –– Top radio podcaster Adam Carolla got a surprise visit from a slew of cops in very early this morning thanks to a tripped panic button. According to TMZ, Cops raced to his Hollywood Hills home with GUNS DRAWN after someone (or something) tripped a panic button in the house. The alarm went off around 1:15 AM and officers arrived in full force including, what TMZ describes as an awesome-looking green beanbag shotgun. Once they arrived and determined everything was okay, they left the premises. A rep for Carolla told TMZ he accidentally hit the wrong button while setting his house alarm. When the company called, Adam didn't hear the phone ring which prompted police to pay a visit.

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New York's 66 AM New York Turns 25

Asking fans to vote on the top 25 New York sports personalities of the past 25 years

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2012 –– On July 1, 1987, the radio landscape changed forever and history was made as WFAN-AM signed on-air in New York City, providing Tri-state area sports fans with the first and only outlet to hear and talk about sports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The station has been broadcasting play-by-play, opinions from hosts and listeners, interviews with the biggest sports stars and breaking news ever since Suzyn Waldman’s memorable sports update nearly 25 years ago. Since then, the station has gone on to become the gold standard in sports radio, with many stations across the country looking to duplicate the undeniable success of the nation’s biggest and most popular sports station. The station is anchored by marquee personalities such as Mike Francesa and Boomer & Carton, whose must listen to programs consistently rank No. 1 with Men 25-54 in the top radio market. WFAN is heard by over 1.5 million people each week, making it the most listened to sports radio station in America. In honor of 25 momentous years on the air, WFAN will celebrate all summer long. Special programming and highlights will include: Subway Series ticket giveaways; live broadcasts from New York sports events and locations including Belmont Race Track, Yankees and Mets games, Joe Torre’s Safe at Home Golf Tournament, the Prudential Center for the NBA Draft and from the Brooklyn Cyclones MCU Park in Brooklyn; on-air reunions and appearances from former hosts and anchors; as well as WFAN and Francesa’s annual end of summer listener appreciation party and broadcast from Bar A in Lake Como, N.J. The station is now asking its loyal fans to vote on the top 25 New York sports personalities of the past 25 years, for a chance to win $500, along with a key which could start the grand prize, a brand new Kia from Global Auto Mall.

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IN THE MOUTH - 'WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR SHOW'S AWAY PT 5: Once A Team, Always A Team

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2012 –– In the age of PPM, what happens on your show while you're away has never been more important. KRBE/Houston's super-producer, Eric Rowe, of the top rated Roula and Ryan Show, weighs in this month's Morning Mouth with his top tips for keeping the show in perfect form while you're away. It today's tip, it's about listeners: "Make your show interactive with the listeners. Do a survey on your show on-air, or off ,using Social Media. Ask listeners what are some of their favorite moments or bits from the past year or 6 months. This can help you decide what material you should play on your best of show and give you an idea of what kind of segments your listeners enjoyed on your show." Reach Eric direct by CLICK HERE

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United Stations Expands Phantom Producer Into Classic Rock Format

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2012 –– Following rapid success in several other radio formats, United Stations Radio Networks is now expanding its radio imaging service called PHANTOM PRODUCER into the Classic Rock format. The move spreads the revolutionary online production app into its fifth radio format - the service has been previously available to programmers and production talent in serving the CHR, AC, Hot AC and Country formats. Classic Rock stations have had access to Phantom Producer on an experimental basis in recent weeks, but with this announcement, the Phantom Producer service officially launches for Classic Rock radio stations everywhere. Altogether, imaging and production from Phantom Producer can now be heard in 150 U.S. cities. This announcement comes from USRN’s EVP/Programming, Andy Denemark, along with Phantom Producer’s creator and Executive Producer, Jeff Thomas.

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Billy Bob Thornton Tired of Being Asked About Angelina Jolie [AUDIO]

Says He "Absolutely" Would Attend Brad Pitt's & Jolie's Wedding

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2012 –– Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton, with an assist from Envision's Guest Services, is out promoting his new book “The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts”. During an interview with (Dave) Kallaway on the Rise (shown) on WIFC-FM/Wausau, WI, Thornton opened up about his relationship with Angelina Jolie. When asked if he is tired of answering questions about Jolie, who wrote the forward to his book, Thornton said, “Yes. Not that I get tired of it because of her, because she is a wonderful person. The thing is she is a great, great friend of mine. She has done more for me than most people I know.” Thornton continued, “The reason I get tired of it, is because she gets enough already from people. You know what I mean? She has so much to deal with in her life. She doesn’t need anybody else helping her. She’s such a great person and such a great friend of mine. I have known her for a long time. I just will always wish the best for her.” Thornton also only had good things to say about Jolie’s fiancé, Brad Pitt. When asked if he would attend her wedding to Brad Pitt, Thornton said, “Absolutely. He’s a great guy too and a friend of mine.” Thornton, whose marriage to Jolie ended in 2003, explained to the WIFC morning show, “The thing that people don’t think about, which really says a lot about my current popularity, but we have been split up for almost a decade now. Yet people still talk about that. I have had a lot of water on the bridge since then.” LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Jim Carrey Calls Out Ex Over Comments During Radio Interview

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– Actor Jim Carrey fired back just days after former Playboy model and his ex-mate, Jenny McCarthy, told Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show this week that Carrey essentially turned his back on her autistic 10-year-old son, Evan, after their breakup. According to The NY Daily News, Carrey said “I will always do what I believe is in the best interest of Evan’s well being ... It’s unfortunate that Evan’s privacy is not being considered ... I love Evan very much and will miss him always.” McCarthy had told Stern that Carrey was refusing to keep in touch with Evan, whose father is actor John Mallory Asher. McCarthy did acknowledge that she had not actually reached out to Carrey directly. Carrey and McCarthy, split in April 2010 after dating for more than five years. PHOTO: Featureflash BTW, if you want to visit one of the most bizarre websites ever, check out CARREY'S WEBSITE HERE

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White House Responds To Rush Limbaugh's 'Barack Hussein Kardashian' Comment

"Two Words: Donald Trump. Next Question!"

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– Mega talker Rush Limbaugh sent political websites into a frenzy this week after referring to President Barack Obama as "Barack Hussein Kardashian." He tied this the president's constant courting of celebrities for cash and endorsements during difficult times for many. While this isn't the first time Limbaugh raised the ire of White House, it's one that drew a rather quick response during this week's briefing with WH press secretary, Jay Carney. When asked about Limbaugh's most recent quip and if the president might be sending the wrong message, Carney said "Two words: Donald Trump. Next question." He then went on to say Obama's millions of mostly unknown small donors reflect his true nature. Carney's comments came while aboard Air Force One where Obama was headed to California for a set of fundraisers, including one at the home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy. According to thehollywoodgossip.com, when Carney was asked if Obama is actually a fan of Murphy and Glee, Carney who didn't appear amused by the question, responded with: "I don't know the answer to your question

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97.1 The Ticket's Jimmy Powers Wins New Lincoln Following Hole-In-One At Charity Event [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– 97.1/Detroit The Ticket's PD
Jimmy Powers (shown) will likely be enjoying a smoother ride to work thanks to a hole in one he shot at the TPC Michigan on Wednesday during a charity event. For the feat, he was given keys to a new Lincoln during the Detroit Lions' charity golf outing. He later called into The Ticket's Doug Karsch/Scott Anderson show and suggested the timing couldn't have been better. "You've seen my car," Powers said. "I need a new one." WATCH VIDEO HERE

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95.7 The GAME Announces Celebrity Week Where Listeners Recruit Guests

One Listener Will Receive the Ultimate Bay Area Baseball package

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM) announced an unusual and highly interactive contest where listeners book celebrity guests to win The Ultimate Bay Area Baseball Package. 95.7 The Game is asking listeners to reach out to celebrities via Facebook, Twitter, or personal contacts or networks and get them to call 95.7 The GAME on their behalf between Monday, June 11th and Friday, June 15th from 6:00am to 6:00pm. 95.7 The GAME has listed approximately 300 celebrities at its website. “I’m excited to turn over booking celebrity guests to the Bay Area’s best sports fans because I know they’re going to deliver some unbelievable guests,” said 95.7 The GAME Program Director Jason Barrett. “It will be fun, unpredictable and the winner will get an amazing baseball experience.” The winner will be chosen based on the following criteria: · Stature of the celebrity who called in · Quality of the interview with the celebrity · Did the celebrity identify the listener they were calling in for on-air · Was the station mentioned by the celebrity in any social media prior to or directly after the interview. Additional Celebrity Week details and rules can be found at BY CLICKING HERE

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Queen's Sick Bag Draws Ire Of Viewers

COTTON: "Then, if you’ve eaten too much, you can just vomit into a jubilee sick-bag"

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Some viewers who watched BBC Television’s coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee aren’t happy with Fearne Cotton (above left). The focal point of anger was a segment in which presenter Fearne showed a sick-bag adorned with the Queen’s face. The moment was called ‘shameful’ by disappointed viewers. Twitter was deluged with viewers lambasting the BBC for failing yet again to reflect the gravity of the historic event. Fern was shown discussing a jubilee sick-bag with the singer Paloma Faith. Then after being asked by Fearne whether she had had ‘a lovely jubilee weekend’, the singer seized the opportunity to plug her new album. The pair then went on to discuss a number of bizarre items of jubilee memorabilia, including jelly moulds shaped like the Queen’s face; a high-visibility vest bearing the words ‘High Viz, Diamond Liz’; and, finally, a sick-bag bearing an image of the Queen. Holding the bag, Fearne explained: ‘Then, if you’ve eaten too much, you can just vomit into a jubilee sick-bag. On Sunday while interviewing a war veteran, Fern addressed him as “Jim” when in fact his name is John. According to the Daily Mail newspaper, some viewers were less than impressed saying she was ‘out of her depth’, ‘irritating’ and ‘sycophantic’. Lottie, from Hertfordshire, wrote: ‘Wish people would stop giving Fearne Cotton presenting jobs’, while Jean from Blackpool wrote: ‘Fearne Cotton was a disgrace – AGAIN.

LBC Covers Jubilee Pageant From On High
Global Radio’s LBC 97.3 did a world exclusive broadcast from Europe’s tallest building to cover the Diamond Jubilee flotilla on the River Thames. The station broadcast from new skyscraper The Shard at London Bridge, which is due to open next month. LBC’s coverage, sponsored by The Times newspaper, featured a five-hour live broadcast on Sunday hosted from ten locations across London by presenters including James Whale, Iain Dale, Petrie Hosken and Emma Barnett. At 310 metres and pyramid-shaped, The Shard is the second-highest free-standing structure in the UK – it’s just 20 metres shorter than the Emley Moor transmitter tower in Yorkshire.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. EMAIL HIM HERE

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Australian Radio Network To Appeal Kyle Sandiland's Ruling

Station Cited For Host Calling Female Journalist "Fat Slag" And A "Piece of S--t"

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– Southern Cross Austereo is going to bat for its mega host, Kyle Sandilands (shown), to appeal a license condition imposed on its 2Day FM in Sydney. The rulling body imposed that Sandilands would have to refrain from offensive material for the next five years. According to smh.com, The Australian Communications and Media Authority imposed the conditions in May following its investigation into Sandilands calling a female journalist who had reviewed his TV show unfavorably a "fat slag" and a "piece of s--t". Southern Cross CEO Rhys Holleran said "The length of the condition is without precedent and harsh, the likes of which we haven't seen before," he said. In addition to the five years, there was a $55,000 daily fine for any broadcaster not complying with the new conditions, as well as possible criminal action and ultimately a loss of its license to broadcast. Neither ACMA nor Southern Cross would disclose any alternative conditions.

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Hot 97's Rosenberg To Host City Park Foundation Summerstage

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– While the embers still simmer from last weekend's Minaj concert bail over Rosenberg's comments, Hot 97/New York just announced that Peter Rosenberg will host City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage tonight in Betsy Head Park Brooklyn. With performances by Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, and Sean Price of The Boot Camp Clik, hip hop enthusiasts are geared up for an exciting summer night of music and fun. The event is free to attend, with free hot dogs and hamburgers on a first-come-first-served basis.  Additionally, HOT 97 is an officially media sponsor of the June 20 concert at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn featuring Brand Nubian, the July 11 show at Crotona Park in the Bronx featuring Nice and Smooth, Ed O.G. and The Awesome 2, and the July 31 event at Tappen Park in Staten Island featuring Keith Murray and Beatnuts.

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IN THE MOUTH - 'WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR SHOW'S AWAY PT 4: Once A Team, Always A Team

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– In the age of PPM, what happens on your show while you're away has never been more important. KRBE/Houston's super-producer, Eric Rowe, of the top rated Roula and Ryan Show, weighs in this month's Morning Mouth with his top tips for keeping the show in perfect form while you're away. Today, he weighs in on doing the show as a partial team. Eric says "Work as a team and vacation as a team. The shows I’ve worked on always made a pact to plan vacation at the same time. I know some shows like to take off when they want to and they don’t want to be told when to take it off with others but hear me out. Say you get 3 weeks off a year and you have 3 major show players you could have 9 weeks a year of the show not being together. Instead of just 3 weeks a year. In the long run it keeps the show flowing and tight for the whole year except for your vacation time. TOMORROW: PT. 5: PLANNING FUTURE BITS WITH AN ASSIST FROM LISTENERS

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MOVERS/WAKERS: McPhee Returns to WRKO; Paige Heads To Dallas

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– Starting Monday, Michelle McPhee (shown) returns to WRKO/Boston to host the 11 am to 3 pm slot. She'll also serve as the top back-up for PMD's Howie Carr. This follows last week's exit by Tom Finneran whose replacement has yet to be announced. --- Former 92.3 Now/New York's Lisa Paige (shown r) resurfaces at KVIL-FM/103.7 Lite FM Dallas. Paige previously worked at WXRK/New York, WIOQ-FM (Q102) and WFLZ-FM/Tampa.

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Rumble Takes Wild Ride On Blue Angel's Fat Albert [VIDEO]

Went weightless 5 times...pulled some G's, and flew 370mph 60 feet off the water

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2012 –– Last weekend Norfolk held its Patriotic Festival in Virginia Beach, to honor our military families, past and present. The Hampton Roads area is home to the Navy's Atlantic Fleet, as well as installations representing all branches of the military. The festival itself is a 3-day airshow with concerts each night from national acts. The centerpiece each day is the Blue Angels demo, which I was a part of, aboard Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130 transport plane. Morning host Rick Rumble told Jockline Daily that he went weightless 5 times...pulled some G's, and flew 370mph 60 feet off the water down the beach. Ultra steep combat landing and voila...the Aristocrats! Check out video below and notice Rick's feet in front of the camera when they go zero G, and yes, one of the other passengers (10 in all ) puked. Rumble plans to share more details with you, beachside, at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp In Miami. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Police Release 911 Tapes From Talker April Kauffman Murder [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2012 –– Linwood NJ police have now released audio from 911 tapes recorded just minutes after South Jersey radio personality April Kauffman (shown) was found murdered. According to CBS, Kauffman was found shot to death inside her home last month by a worker who made the 911 call around 11:30 a.m. on May 10th (see Jockline Daily 5/11). Shortly before her death, Kauffman had helped raise money for Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Snow, a father of five who was left severely handicapped after serving in Iraq. She had been a longtime supporter of veteran causes on her WOND-AM/Linwood show. She also co-hosted on “The King Arthur Show” on WIBG along with co-host Arthur Gropper who gave her the nickname “Blond Bombshell of the Airwaves” for her bubbly personality and tenacious support of veterans causes.So far, police have made no arrests in the murder of the 47-year-old mother, grandmother and friend, who was from Linwood. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Real Housewive's Slade Smiley To Host New Radio Show On West Coast

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2012 –– To be fair to the numerous stories we've posted of radio peeps picking up face time on TV, here's one that turns the table. Starting June 9th, KLST-FM, KLSY-FM and KLSN-FM LA will beging airing "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Slade Smiley on his new show:"Radio Slade. He'll air in afternoons with co-host Kelly Jones. According to Playlist 927, he'll provide celebrity interviews, pop culture features and take fan phone calls from drooling listerners. "I am extremely excited about having this opportunity with playlist 92.7," Slade says. "I am really looking forward to talking with listeners one-on-one, sharing my thoughts regarding today's news, pop culture, and relevant events."

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Pandora Announces May 2012 Audience Metrics; User Hours Rise To 1.10 Billion

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2012/PRNewswire -- As Jockline Daily likes to say, we provide news that's of most interest to radio hosts and broadcast executives alike. Pandora, specifically, its rising presence, is surely one of them. Pandora announced today new metrics that were reached in the month of May 2012. Listener hours for Pandora during the month of May 2012 were 1.10 billion, an increase of 87% from 592 million during the same period last year. Share of total U.S. radio listening for Pandora in May 2012 was 5.80%, an increase from 3.08% at the same time last year. Active listeners were 53.3 million at the end of May 2012, an increase of 52% from 35.1 million during the same time period last year.Pandora is releasing key audience metrics on a monthly basis to provide the most current information regarding Pandora's users and usage across platforms. Pandora calculates radio market share using a seven-day trailing period fro


 

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Iversen Gets Bigger: Adds My Talk 107.1 Minneapolis

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2012 –– USRN announced that 'Your Time With Kim Iversen' has landed its latest major market affiliate with the addition of Hubbard Broadcasting's KTMY/My Talk 107.1. YTWKI is a relationship-oriented lifestyle show that actually revamped its format and delivery mechanism this past fall to provide more options to potential affiliates. The show airs nationally from 10pm until Midnight Eastern Time, Sunday through Thursday nights, and KTMY is airing the Sunday through Thursday talk block and also using encore material from Kim Iversen Friday and Saturday nights. Kim's show, which has strong female appeal, remains as a caller-driven, advice-oriented talk show, and the broadcast also features a great deal of social media interactivity.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Rob, Arnie & Dawn Show Now Available 24/7; Kannon Wakes Up i93 Dallas; Dibley Extends With Rise Guys

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2012 –– Looks like radio is warming up to the Internet. Another case in point, the nationally syndicated Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show now available 24/7 at www.radradio.com. In addition to six affiliates including KRXQ/Sacramento, KDOT/Reno, KZND/Anchorage, KKBZ/Fresno, KBRE/Merced and KHRD/Redding, as of this week, the show will also be available 24/7 at RadRadio.com. For more info on the RAD Show and RADRadio.com contact RAD Brand Manager Ken Anthony at radiott@aol.com ------ Cumulus owned KLIF i93/Dallas has inked Mike Kannon for mornings. He was heard most recently in afternoons at Beasley's WRDW Wired 96.5/Philadelphia. Current morning host, Adam Bomb, moves to nights with Perez Hilton. ------ It was announced yesterday that Dan Dibley (shown), co-host of The Rise Guys, has signed a 1-year contract extension with the station. “Dan is a big reason why The Rise Guys are the best sports radio morning show in the Bay Area,” said 95.7 The GAME Program Director Jason Barrett. The Rise Guys are Whitey Gleason, Mark Kreidler, and Dan Dibley, heard weekdays from 6:00-10:00am. “Talking sports with the Bay Area’s best sports fans every weekday morning is such a privilege,” said Dibley. “I said before that the future of sports radio is on FM and I believe it more and more every day." Dibley joined 95.7 The GAME from KNBR-AM in May 2011, where he was Executive Producer for the Murph & Mac Show and Sports Update Anchor.

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IN THE MOUTH: 'Getting The Most Out of Celebrity Interviews Both Now And In The Future:' Part 3

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– It may be vacation time, but in the age of PPM, what happens on your show while you're away has never been more important. KRBE/Houston's super-producer, Eric Rowe, of the top rated Roula and Ryan Show, weighs in this month's Morning Mouth with his top tips for keeping the show in tip-top shape while you're away. Today, he weighs in on celebrity interviews. Eric says "Get celebrities to talk about segments on your show and introduce bits. Throughout the year whenever a star or someone local that is a celebrity or friend of the show comes in the studio ask them for a few minutes of their time. Pick out a few bits you know are golden tell them about the bit and ask them to introduce the segment of what they are going to hear and what they think of your show all in under 15 seconds. If your PD worries about the listeners hearing stuff you already did on your show in the past make a compromise. A week before you go on vacation record some evergreen material about 3-8 mins that you can use for certain breaks if you are worried that your listeners will want new material. TOMORROW: PT. 5: ONCE A TEAM, ALWAYS A TEAM, EVEN ON VACATION

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OH VENUS: Look Close; Next Chance In 117 Years!

 

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2012 –– MIX 107.3/Washington D.C.'s Jack Diamond is well-known for his photograpic skills. Last night he once again whipped out his trusty camera and, along with millions of others, took a shot of the Transit of Venus across the sun. As for his camera, he told Jockline Daily: "I didn't want to risk an expensive camera because you can fry the sensor, so I used a Nikon D5100. Technically, 3 ND filters of .9, .6, .3, CP filter and I believe EV of -5.0! 100ISO at 450mm', said Diamond (at which point we immediately trashed our $5 disposable camera from Kroger ). Diamond added: "I had maybe three opportunities of about 5 seconds each between the clouds, but it won't be visible for another 117 years, so, I'm good."

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We Be Cumulus: Mike McVay & Company Pause For A Pose

 

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2012 –– The ever handsome and sartorially perfect, Mike McVay (shown center), Cumulus SVP Corporate/Programing, descended on WEBE/Bridgeport yesterday where he was greeted by (l-r) Ann McManus MM, Storm N Norman, (McVay), PD Danny Lyons, Mike McGowan and OM Curt Hansen, or as we like to say: the pale ones. Be sure to join with Mike and a star-studded panel during his 'Crisis Managment" session at this year's MSBC In Miami. It's just two weeks away at will be held at the AMAZING Eden Roc Hotel.

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Nicki Minaj Takes To The Airwaves To Explain Summer Jam Bolt With Funkmaster Flex [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2012 –– The hip-hop world is still buzzing following Nicki Minaj's bolt from Hot 97 New York's Summer Jam over Peter Rosenberg's Diss (see recent news). This was followed by fellow Hot 97 Host, Funkmaster Flex saying: "Tune in to me tomorrow at 7 o'clock. I'm gonna ruin a career."Well, as it turned out, he didn't ruin a career, but he did manage a marathon interview with Minaj that went on for over an hour. "Me and this girl been on the phone arguing for an hour, and I'm gonna play it as is," said Flex. This was based on Minaj request that the entire interview be aired, unedited. This, of course, came from morning host Peter Rosenberg's diss of Minaj's song "Starships" as not being "real hip-hop. "When you invite someone to your home you treat them with respect," said Minaj. Minaj said the offense was made worse because she was the only female artist on the bill. Lauryn Hill took the stage that night, but only as a surprise guest. She later took on Flex by saying "Yesterday you made a lot of disrespectful comments about me," she said. Later in the interview she apologized to her fans saying: "I will make this up to them in the form of a free concert in New York." LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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CBS Radio President/CEO To Receive National Radio Award

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2012 –– Dan Mason, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of CBS Radio, will receive the National Radio Award during the Radio Show Luncheon held Friday, September 21. The luncheon will take place during the 2012 Radio Show, jointly produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), September 19-21 in Dallas."Throughout Dan Mason's extensive career in Radio, his commitment to innovation and growth, coupled with his programming expertise, has shaped Radio as a whole," said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. "We welcome the opportunity to honor Dan's contributions to Radio by presenting him with the National Radio Award." Mason began his radio career in 1975 at WZGC-FM in Atlanta. In 1977, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he was WPGC-FM's program director and national program director for the station's parent company, First Media. In 1979, at age 27, KTSA/KTFM San Antonio named him vice president/general manager. Mason later returned to First Media and became president when the company became Cook Inlet Radio Partners. In 1993, Mason joined Westinghouse as president of Group W Radio, which later merged with CBS. Mason acted as CBS Radio President from 1995-2002. He returned full time in 2007 after serving as a consultant to CBS and other domestic and international radio broadcasting companies.

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Paul McCartney Tells Radio Host He'll Close Summer Olympic's Opening Ceremony

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2012 –– As we grapple with the concept of closing an opening, we were happy to learn this week, by way of a BBC's interview, that Sir Paul McCartney would be closing the Summer Olympic's opening ceremony in England in July. "I've been booked,” he told BBC Radio 5. He said he'd be playing at the conclusion of the opening of the games. This announcement put to rest months of rumors and speculation that Olympic performances would occur. Until now, both Olympic officials and McCartney rep's have denied such rumors. McCartney was also part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations last night performing along with Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Gary Barlow, Shirley Bassey and Jessie J.

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IN THE MOUTH: Is Music The Answer While The Show's On Vacay: Part 2

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Summertime means vacations for most radio hosts and in the age of PPM, what happens on your show while you're away is certainly a lot more important. KRBE's super-producer, Eric Rowe, of the top rated Roula and Ryan Show, weighs in this month's Morning Mouth with his top tips for keeping the show in tip-top shape while you're away. Some PD’s want to play music while the morning show is gone and I always think that’s a huge mistake. I’m not saying to play all talk in the morning but if you play 3 songs an hour normally why not play 5-7 an hour and the other segments would be best of material. I never believed the theory that listeners might love the morning show but they don’t want to hear reruns. The key is to not let listeners know it’s a rerun first of all. Don’t call it a best of show. If all of a sudden you change the whole show for a week from 2 songs to 10-12 the listeners will notice and not in a good way. If a PD’s theory was true about people hearing the same thing why are so many comedians successful with their Cd’s or live shows. People like to share something they heard was funny with other people and if they know it’s on they can share it with others. It’s ok to hear the same song 100 times a week why not hear a killer segment you did maybe twice in a year? TOMORROW: PT. 2: PLAYING MORE MUSIC WHILE YOU'RE GONE OR NOT.

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Thousands Turn Out For Kiss 98.5's 'Summer Hello Concert'


THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2012 –– HUGE high 5's go out to WKSE/Buffalo's PD Sue O'Neill & GM Larry Robb for putting together a jam packed summer party for thousands of their listeners last Saturday at Coca Cola Field. With a line-up which included Carley Ray Jepson, Dev, Chiddy Bang, Neon Hitch, Cady Groves, and Chris Rene, they were also entertained by their radio hosts and visiting Buffalo Bills Stevie Johnson and David Nelson. O'Neil told WKBW TV she had weather concerns on Saturday with high winds and rain, but kept on with the show. According to the report, Roswell Park Cancer Institute was a major sponsor, and showcased winning students from Western New York who raised tens of thousands of dollars to fund cancer research through the popular "Bald For Bucks" promotions at their schools. PHOTO: Sue O'Neil/WKSE

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Radio Host Cotton Covers July's UK Glamour

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2012 –– Yup, there's a lot of glamour in today's Jockline Daily (see Popline Daily below). Regular readers of Jockline Daily are all too familiar with the BBC's Fearne Cotton. Aside from being a certified radio megastar across the pond, who just happens to date former Rolling Stone turned radio host's Ronnie Wood's son, Jesse, she now covers the July issue of Glamour UK. According to The Mirror, Fearne and Jesse got together last summer with Jesse's dad Ronnie giving his seal of approval early on in October 2011. He said: "Fearne’s a beautiful girl. They’re lovely together. I met her when she came to a Faces gig with Jesse at Cornbury Festival. I very much approve ... She’s rock ‘n’ roll. I do wonder if she’ll become my daughter-in-law any time soon." PHOTO: Matthew Eades / Glamour July 2012

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Big Machine Becomes First Record Company to Share in Clear Channel’s Terrestrial Broadcast Revenues

Companies Reach Agreement on Innovative Model for Future Growth of Digital Radio

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2012 –– Big Machine Label Group and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced a groundbreaking agreement to align their business interests and accelerate growth and innovation in digital radio to the benefit of music fans and radio listeners everywhere. Through this mutually beneficial arrangement, Big Machine will become the first record company to directly participate, along with its artists, in Clear Channel’s terrestrial broadcast radio revenues. Artists with Big Machine’s wholly owned labels who will benefit from this agreement include Big Machine Records artists Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Edens Edge and Ella Mae Bowen and Valory Music Co. artists Reba McEntire, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, The Mavericks and Thomas Rhett. "For years, record companies and media companies have looked for a new way to do business together that would bring our interests into line,” said Scott Borchetta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Machine Label Group. “In Clear Channel, I found partners who shared my big-picture view of how we could structure an agreement to benefit all involved. Not only does this partnership enable Big Machine to participate in terrestrial broadcast revenues, but we are also helping to grow digital radio – a great opportunity for all of us and a breakthrough opportunity for Big Machine artists.”

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Graham Mack Tagged As Sole British Finalist In New York Festivals International Radio Awards; Mark "Daddy Wags" Wagner Exits Wags & Elliot Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2012 –– This year hundreds of entries from 27 different countries will be judged in New York Festival's International Radio Award's competition. Making the final cut of 45 international stars is Jockline's contributing writer, Graham Mack of BBC Wiltshire. Last year his morning show won the Gold Sony Radio Academy Award for 'Breakfast Show of the Year (under 10 million)' and Graham won Gold again last October, when he picked up 'The Programme Presenter Award' at the Frank Gillard Awards. The New York Festivals International Radio Awards Gala is on the 18th June at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. Mack, who you'll see on the cover of The Morning Mouth (see above), heads to Morning Show Boot Camps in Miami following the awards ceremony. ----- 33 yr. morning co-host, Mark "Daddy Was" Wagner of WLVQ-FM/Columbus, OH, is exiting the Wags & Elliot Show.

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SHOCKER: Neal Boortz To Pass The Torch To Herman Cain In January

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– National radio talk show host Neal Boortz announced live on his program this morning that he’s retiring from his daily show and passing the torch to his friend and colleague, Herman Cain. His last day hosting The Neal Boortz Show, which airs on more than 200 radio stations with six million weekly listeners, will be January 18, 2013. Cain, who formerly hosted a radio show on News/Talk WSB in Atlanta prior to his run for the presidency, will launch his nationally syndicated radio show on January 21, 2013 – Inauguration day. Until then, Cain will continue joining Boortz for their Monday and Friday 10:35am ET segments and will remain as Boortz’ primary fill-in host. After 42 years in talk radio, the Radio-Hall-of-Famer continues to thrive. He relishes his remaining time on air, which he playfully refers to as “the year of talking dangerously.” Boortz commented, “It has been a great ride, but it’s time for me and my wife Donna to hit the road and travel in ways that thus far have been impossible,” said Boortz. Boortz continues, “Believe me, this wasn’t a decision I made lightly. I love this business and everything it has afforded me. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to be doing my talk show.

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Nicki Minaj Bails On Hot 97 New York Jam Following Jock Diss [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– New York is definitely in the radio news this morning. First up, Nicki Minaj was set to perform at last weekend's Hot 97/New York Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, but became no-show after morning host Peter Rosenberg took a swipe at her latest single. Along with a star-filled line-up, However, Minaj decided to bail after Rosenberg referred to her single, “Starships” as not being representative of true hip-hop, reportedly calling the single "wack" (yes, we're looking it up as we write). No sooner had word gotten out of the comment, Lil Wayne tweeted “Young Money ain’t doing Summer Jam @LilTuneChi. Shortly afterward, Nicki, who was backstage at the time, bolted from Metlife Stadium. She then took to Twitter to say “Had a HELL of a f**king lineup. But we won’t b disrespected @NickiMinaj." In reference to following Lil Wayne’s orders, Nicki tweeted, “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. And, of course, it was only fitting that Rosenberg took to Twitter to post: "Tonight just got interesting g." WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Quivers Rings Up Show Following Surgery; Stern Livid Over Sabean's Tweet

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Tim Sabean, SVP of Howard Stern's Sirius XM Channels, tweeted late Friday "Robin returns Monday!" Quivers, Stern's 30-yr cohost, had kept mostly mum on the status of the grapefruit sized tumor pressing on her bladder that doctors had found back on May 14th. Last Wednesday she took off for surgery. According to theexaminer, Quivers was aware of the results on whether or not the tumor was cancerous, but chose not to share results with show members or the listeners. Since the show was off last week, there was even greater concern of Quiver's status. Sabean's tweet was the first news since her surgery and Stern wasn't happy about it. On this morning's show he said "I’m gonna f***ing rip his head off. He better keep his distance from me…I go what’s with Tim and the tweets?” Meanwhile, Quivers said: “I had a major surgery, a major abdominal surgery…and a mass was removed from my pelvic area and I do have some more recovery to do, but everything seems to be fine.” Quivers again did not specifically state whether or not the mass that was removed was cancerous or benign, but she seemed optimistic about returning to the studio soon. "Now that I’m doing this I [feel like] could probably be in the studio," said Quivers. "I feel good."

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Radio Icon Jim Kerr Has Heartshare Home Dedicated In His Honor

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Longtime New York host, Jim Kerr, host of the Rock & Roll Morning Show on Q104.3 adds a new accolade to his storied career: home named after him. Since 1987, Jim Kerr has been a member of the Board of Directors for HeartShare Human Services of New York. To celebrate his 25 years of dedication and commitment to the nonprofit organization, HeartShare named one of its group homes for adults with developmental disabilities the Jim Kerr House. Opened in 2008 in Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY, this residence is home to six women with developmental disabilities. The residence offers all the amenities of a regular home with the added benefit of 24-hour staffing to meet the residents’ special needs. Special focus is placed on learning daily living skills, such as doing laundry, cooking and money management. HeartShare has been providing residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities since 1977. Currently, it has 28 group homes and 35 supported apartments, in addition to all of its other services.

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Naomi Judd To Host 'Think Twice' In Limited Radio Run

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012/PRNewswire –– -- Sirius XM Radio announce that Naomi Judd--Grammy® award-winner, New York Times bestselling author, TV host and motivational speaker--will host Think Twice, a limited-run six-week series of live, call-in interview shows on which she will inspire, educate and challenge listeners around the country to "think twice" about topics that are both controversial and fascinating, including relationships, current events, politics, creationism vs. evolution and more. Ashley Judd will be Judd's first guest for the hour for the debut show, marking their first-ever sit-down interview together. Naomi Judd was first known to the world as half of the iconic duo, The Judds, have sold over 20 million albums, earned 6 Grammys and countless country music awards. Think Twice will launch on Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am ET on SiriusXM Stars ch. 107 and air Fridays through July 13 from 10:00 - 11:00 am ET.

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Popular Australian TV Star Blame's Radio Host For Her Son's Overweight

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Jockline Daily had to travel to the other side of the world for this, but this one was worth the trip. Chrissie Swan is an Australian radio and television personality who currently host Mix 1011's morning show, Chrissie & Jane with Jane Hall. Swan's plus-size is well-known and accepted by her fans, but following her recent cover story in Women's Weekly, she has been the subject of vicious attacks over the weight of her eldest son after posing with him on the cover of The Australian Women's Weekly. Now, Ashleigh Brewer, star of the popular TV show 'Neighbours," is blaming Swan for the weight of her son. According to the herald.com, she tweeted "This (Swan's pro-fat attitude) makes me furious ... You (Swan) are responsible for getting your preschooler to the point of needing to go on a (diet)." Later, the 21-year-old Melbourne actor did admit "I really admire Chrissie for going public with this, and I hope that it makes other parents take action." Meanwhile, Swan said she had never said it was okay to be fat. "If you look around you and see how much hatred is centred towards fat people, you would have to be bonkers to say it is okay to be fat,'' she said. As for Brewer's comments, Swam tweeted: "Please go easy on @AshleighBrewer1 ... Don't we all remember being 21 and saying things we didn't necessarily know a lot about? I know I do," she said.

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McFly's Birthday Bash Gets Surprise Visit From 'The Voice's' Erin Willett

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Wow, Fresh FM/DC's morning host turned a fresh 26 and what a bash it was at the posh Fujimar sushi and cocktail lounge. Along with a special visit from his parents who drove in from PA. (mom shown above l and dad second from right), his birthday got an unexpected surprise birthday serenade by Erin Willett from NBC’s ‘The Voice.' Along with an impressive guest list of DC, they partied late into the night with Fujimar’s famed fresh sushi rolls and ceviche shots. In the photo at right, McFly is joined by Willett in the center, and co-host Kelly Collis far right. Check out all the Dan Swartz/ReVamp.com photos by CLICKING HERE

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IN THE MOUTH: What To Do On-Air While Your Show Is Away;: Part 1

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Summertime means vacations for most radio hosts and in the age of PPM, what happens on your show while you're away is certainly a lot more important. KRBE's super-producer, Eric Rowe, of the top rated Roula and Ryan Show, weighs in this month's Morning Mouth with his top tips for keeping the show in tip-top shape while you're away. Here are a few of his top suggestions: " If you decide to run a 'Best Of Show,' some things are simple no brainers but it’s always good to have a refresher course or share with a newbie who might be running your show while you're away: "Make sure to edit your bits take out all dated references and parts of the segment you feel don’t add to the material. Maybe the 2nd caller was not as strong as you hoped during that segment and you know the 3rd caller was awesome. Edit out the 2nd caller in the best of to make it a better flowing segment. Hopefully you are organized and you keep show sheets for every show in a binder or online. We have every show since 2005 documented. This way you can remember what time you did the bit originally and you can play it in a different hour to lessen the chances of listeners already hearing that bit before. TOMORROW: PT. 2: PLAYING MORE MUSIC WHILE YOU'RE GONE OR NOT.

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Jacob's Sports/Talk Webinars Coming This Month

To Share Video Streaming Charts Which Will Show Format-by-Format Breakout of Which Types of Listeners Are Especially "Into" Video At MSBC XXIV Miami

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Save the Dates: Two format webinars are coming up for Techsurvey8 - Sports/Talk on June 12 at 2pm ET, and News/Talk on June 26th at 2pm ET. Jacobs Media's Fred Jacobs tells Jockline Daily: "Both are loaded with great learning about what core listeners to each format are doing when they're not listening to the radio. Unlike our past research studies about technology usage, this one was open to all commercial broadcasters representing all formats. Our total 170 participating stations in North America and 57,300+ respondents made it possible to break out 12 different formats. We believe it is the largest study of its kind ever conducted for radio. For the Sports/Talk webinar, we had 9 stations in the format that contributed nearly 2,500 completed interviews. In News/Talk, 13 stations produced around 5,000 respondents. So these surveys are huge, and represent stations across the U.S. There is a fee to attend each webinar, and of course registrants can cram as many people into their conference rooms as they like. In addition to viewing the webinar, each attendee will receive the "Media Usage Pyramids" for their formats. Be sure and join Fred Jacobs at MSBC XXIV in Miami for the special "MUST SEE RADIO" Segment. As part of the session, Fred will share the video streaming charts which will show a format-by-format breakout of which types of listeners are especially "into" video (most of them).

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Red Zebra Inks Tony Kornheiser to 2-Year Renewal

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2012 –– Red Zebra Broadcasting's WTEM-AM (ESPN 980)/Washington, DC, inks a new two-year agreement with Tony Kornheiser. This keeps his show on ESPN 980 through 2014. Kornheiser is joined weekdays by a rotating cast of co-hosts including Gary Braun, Jeanne McManus, Torie Clark, David Aldridge and long time producer Nigel. The show also gets regular visits from Tony's "Pardon the Interruption" co-host Michael Wilbon. Kornheiser's radio show began in 1992 and has aired on WTEM for 18 of those 20 years. VP/Programming Chuck Sapienza said, "Tony's amazing appeal, locally and nationwide, along with his ESPN partnership make his show second to none. ESPN980 is a much stronger radio station with Tony back in the fold."

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NBC Dateline To Air Segment On Murder Of KPKE/Denver's Steven B. Williams [VIDEO]

To Air This Sunday, 7:00 PM, ET With Special Footage By Art Vuolo

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– Dateline NBC is set to air a segment this Sunday night on the mystery surrounding the death of former KPKE/Denver morning host, Steven B. Williams, of the popular 80's morning show Steven B & The Hawk. In a special titled: "Who Killed the Radio Star?," the show will explore how it took investigators nearly five years to solve the death of the multi-millionaire personality who disappeared from his yacht in the Pacific Ocean. The segment will also feature video clips of Williams provide by (who else?) Art Vuolo, from Williams days on KPKE The Peak. Check local stations and listings for exact times. For a preview, CLICK HERE 1

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Hot 97 Martinez Gets Recurring Role On TV's 'Empire Girls'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– Chalk up yet another face and voice that couldn't be contained to radio only. Hot 97's Angie Martinez is set to join Style's "Empire Girls" premiering this Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET. Once there she'll join with its current hosts Adrienne Bailon & Julissa Bermudez to offer advice on careers, romance, plus provide entertainment and lifestyle updates. According to radiofacts, when it comes to interviews, she's a heavyweight not only in music, but politics, film, television and comedy. Among her many guests have included: President Bill Clinton and U.S.Senator Hillary Clinton, Derek Jeter, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, President Barack Obama and Rihanna and calls many of them friends. Catch Empire Girls on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. EST on Style.

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Frosty Stilwell Joins Star 101.3 San Francisco For Mornings

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– STAR 101.3 San Francisco has announced that Frosty Stilwell will join its morning show, effective Monday, June 4, 2012. Stilwell will join Sandy Stec on the new Sandy and Frosty Show weekdays from 6-10:00 a.m. PST. Stilwell is widely known from The Frosty, Heidi and Frank Show, which aired for ten years on KLSX in Los Angeles. Prior to his years at KLSX, Stilwell was part of The Jamie, Frosty, and Frank Show which broadcast on KYSR-FM in Los Angeles and KALC-FM in Denver. Stilwell most recently hosted his own talk show on KFI-AM. ““I've been lucky to be part of a couple once-in-a-career teams with some of the best talents in the radio business, and this is another great opportunity,” said Stilwell. “It’s going to be fun entertaining listeners weekday mornings, especially in San Francisco, one of the greatest cities in America.”

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Lindsay Lynch To Anchor New Hot 97.5/Phoenix Morning Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– Trumper Communications' Hot 97.5 (KMVA-FM) is proud to announce a new morning show: The Hot Hits Morning Show with Lindsay Lynch. Hot 97.5 has the most music intensive morning show in Phoenix, the show will launch in June. “We’re so excited to have Lindsay on the team! She comes with vast experience in Phoenix morning radio and a knack for pop culture" said Program Director, Jerry Kidd. Lynch has held very successful roles prior to joining Hot 97.5. She started on The Johnjay and Rich Morning Show, and most recently was co-host to Mathew Blades in Phoenix, as well as Louisville, KY. She is a long time Valley resident and a graduate of Arizona State University. Lynch is a true Phoenician and a perfect addition to the on-air line up at Hot 97.5.

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Michael Baisden Recovers 12th Child Through 'Missing Child of The Segment'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– Cumulus Media Networks Michael Baisden Show has announced the recovery of 14-year-old Detaija Jones of Baltimore, MD on May 25 which happened to be National Children’s Day.  The recovery marks the 12th child found through The Michael Baisden Show’s “Missing Child of the Week” segment. Detaija had been missing since February 8. Started in September 2011, the “Missing Child of the Week” segment is a partnership with the Black and Missing Foundation. Profiles of missing African American, Hispanic and Asian children are announced daily to the over 7 million Michael Baisden Show listeners and also appear on The Michael Baisden Show web site and social media outlets. The partnership helps bring attention to the thousands of missing children of color. "Working with Black and Missing Foundation, Inc. has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I've ever had,” said Michael Baisden, host of The Michael Baisden Show. “There is nothing more traumatizing than losing your child and not knowing if they are alive or dead. It is extremely rewarding to have been able to assist in locating our missing children. Not only does it bring relief to the families but it gives hope to those who have been separated from their children. If we work together we can bring many more of our precious children home safely."

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Steve Shannon Returns To Alabama Airwaves On Huntsville's Star 99.1; DeLuca & DiFranco Expand DSN Rock; Kim Karson Exits 100.5 The River

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– Alabama native Steve Shannon will host Huntsville's All New Radio Morning Show on WAHR/ STAR 99.1 FM beginning Monday June 18th. Shannon is best known as co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve & DC Show in 40 plus markets. He left to return home to Alabama where he launched his first talk show. This resulted in being honored by The Alabama Broadcaster's Association as the best talk show and best morning personality for his work on the Steve & Leah show on WERC FM. Shannon's resume also includes record breaking dominance during his time in St Louis and New Orleans. EMAIL SHANNON HERE ---- Former WDJQ-FM morning team Pat DeLuca and Charlotte DiFranco have announced the addition of another station to their growing Internet-only streaming network. DSN Rock launched at 12:01 AM Eastern time on June 1, 2012. In the month of May, the original station (now called DSN Hits) posted a record of 1 million minutes listened. --- --- According to her Facebook page, Kim Carson (shown right) has left WTRV-FM 100.5 The River. A radio veteran for more than 30 years, Karson started out at WLHT-FM (Lite FM) for Regent Broadcasting, now Townsquare Media, in November of 2003.

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Fox Sports Radio Adds Some Rock & Roll To Dodger Coverage

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– This week, FOX Sports Radio brought some rock & roll to the network with an exciting Dodgers first pitch, concert contest and on-air appearance by Nikki Sixx - Mötley Crüe founder/bassist and host of the nationally syndicated radio program Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx.  FOX Sports Radio and flagship station Dodger Radio AM 570 FOX Sports LA invited Sixx to throw the ceremonial first pitch for his home town Dodgers last Sunday. Prior the game, Sixx had a chance to hang in the dugout, meet some players, and even stopped to sign a few baseballs for fans. The pitch launched a week-long, national contest on FOX Sports Radio offering listeners the chance to win tickets and travel accommodations to a stop on “The Tour” featuring Mötley Crüe and KISS, as well as signed baseballs from both bands. Today, Sixx joined FSR’s Loose Cannons to wrap up the week and talk about his upcoming tour, and preparing for and throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

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RAB's Farber To Keynote At Conclave

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– The Conclave is proud to announce that Erica Farber, President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau, will be a keynote speaker at the 37th annual Conclave Learning Conference, to be held July 18-20 in Minneapolis. Ms. Farber’s career has seen her succeed in many roles inside the broadcast industry, from sales and management and consulting, to a 15-year tenure at Radio & Records, to her present position with the RAB. Ms. Farber also has received numerous industry awards and accolades including the Conclave’s highest honor, The Rockwell Award. The keynote will feature a live, on-stage interview addressing a wide array of topics, including Erica’s career experience and advice for aspiring broadcasters, her assessment of the state of the radio industry, what changes she sees ahead for radio and the role she sees for the RAB in those changes. The interview, moderated by Coleman Insights President/COO Warren Kurtzman.

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Monsters of Rock Names WRIF/Detroit As New Flagship

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– After over a decade of broadcasting from the heart of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, the highly successful “Monsters of Rock” radio program is officially packing their CD’s & moving east. Harlan Hendrickson, host and creator of the Monsters of Rock, will now make his home at Greater Media’s rock radio station 101.1 WRIF/Detroit as the station becomes his new flagship affiliate. The Monsters of Rock will continue to syndicate the show nationally through United Stations Radio Networks. The Monsters of Rock first debuted in the summer of 1999, and has since developed a large and loyal listenership. Recent guests on the show have included of AC/DC, Cinderella, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Ratt and Poison.

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Rafael Nadal Pranked By French Morning Show (AUDIO)

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2012 –– Apparently, the French don't like tennis star Rafael Nadel. And after this week's prankage, courtesy of a local morning show, it's likely he's not too crazy about them either. For a record breaking second time in as many days, Jockline Daily is posting an interview from a French show (which you may not be able to understand). Listen as the six-time champion at Roland Garros is greeted with an early wake-up courtesy of a French morning show just hours before Tuesday's first-round match. In what appears to be the lamest impersonation ever, someone pretends to be Nadal's hair stylist and is trying to set an appointment. Nadal, to his credit, picked up on the bit early, but played along as politely as possible before hanging up and tossing his tennis racquet at the radio (we made up the last part). LISTEN TO PRANKAGE HERE

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Dana & Jeffrey Spread Show To Richmond

In Addition To 106.1 BLI, Will Also Be Heard On Hot 100.9

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 –– If Cox Media has their way, beginning June 4th, Dana & Jeffrey, who are now heard on 106.1 BLI Long Island, will make people in Richmond laugh so hard that coffee shoots out of their noses. Known for their pop culture bent, candid conversations and scandalous surprises! No topic is too taboo and no celebrity train wreck is safe with Dana & Jeffrey. Dana & Jeffrey in the Morning premiers on Monday, June 4th at 5:30 a.m. on Richmond's Hot 100.9. 106.1 BLI, Long Island and Hot 100.9, Richmond are owned by Cox Media Group (CMG). Jeremy Rice is the Top 40 Format Director for CMG and Program Director for WBLI, Long Island. Melissa Chase is the Program Director for WHTI, Richmond. You can Join Dana & Jeffrey at this year's MSBC In Miami.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Singer Green Comes Home To Austin With Mosser & Hudson At KVET;Chad Mitchell Joins 99.9 KEZ/Phoenix & More

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 –– Lots of morning moves to report. First up country artist Pat Green (above left) heads home to Austin to join KVET's Mosser & Hudson In Mornings. Across the street, Kelly Brandt heads to morning drive At KGSR-FM. He arrives from sister station Hot 93.3 where he was known as "Boogie." ---- Moving west, Jockline Daily was please to hear from former WRMF/West Palm Beach/ 955/Detroit Mojo in The Morning host, Chad Mitchell (Above Right) who told us he's joined the "Beth and Friends" morning show on 99.9 KEZ in Phoenix." ----- Heading north to Salt Lake City, MIX 107.9 adds Lexi as co-host with Jared Banks in the morning. She formerly held PMD at WJBX/FT. Myers ---------- Country WTVY-FM/Dothan, AL, taps Mark Allen as its new PD/AMD replacing Joey Dee. ---- After less than a year, Lois Melkonian exits News/Talk KTRH-AM Houston where she handled news for Matt Patrick show. She'll return to Denver where she previously was PMD host for CC owned KOA-AM.

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'Duets' John Legend Admits Being Bombed When He Dissed Britney [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 - Lots of discussion lately regarding the real value of dissing on your competition. More on that later, but in the meantime, judges on singing competition shows have been slinging a lot of mud lately, i.e. Howard Stern on Britney (she still thinks the earth is flat), Simon Cowell slams 'The Voice,' etc. Then there was the recent dissage by 'Duet's' judge on soon-to-be X-Factor judge Britney Spears. But now Legend says there was a reason: Yesterday on the syndicated Dave & Jimmy show he told them he was drunk when he made the controversial comments about Britney Spears joining the X Factor. And in case you missed the diss, Legend commented a few weeks ago that "It's interesting when people that are judging singing competitions when they aren't really singers." Ouch, bam. Right in the wheelhouse. How many judges does that apply to? But at the time, Britney was the target and now he's trying to make nice. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

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Bachelorette Brad Womack Heads To Radio To Clear Air Over Maynard Breakup [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 –– Some months ago we called radio the new confessional for top celeb's. Yesterday was yet another example as 'Bachorlette' Brad Womack took refuge on Austin-based The Bobby Bones Show to say how he "dodged a bullet" by breaking up with Emily Maynard even though it drew the ire of a million women in the process. In an attempt to clear his name he told Bobby "I think in any other circumstance Em and I would have worked out," he said. "I really do. Quite frankly, the whole situation is just weird and any time we tried to hang out we had people following us, taking pictures. I get the old saying ‘I made my bed and I need to lie in it’ but I’m very, very protective over the people I care about." As for this season's show, he said he refuses to watch: "I just don't wanna see her movin' on. I truly wish her the best, man ... I hope she finds a helluva guy and she settles down," said Brad. But will he return to "The Bachelorette?' Apparently not just no, but hell no. "They don't want me back, and I don't wanna go back," he says. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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Frankel Marriage Sham Leak? Listener Tells Todd & Guenn News Coming In June [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 –– The Todd Baker and Guenn Morning Show on WKQC /K104.7 FM in Charlotte got an interesting call this morning from a regular listener (whom Guenn says is a local school psychologist). According to Guenn, A few months ago she started telling us about the emails and that the marriage is a sham. She wanted to break the scoop (and news to Guenn) that Realty Star and Skinnygirl Goddess Bethenny Frankel is no longer married to Jason Hoppy. If you follow the tabloids or watch Reality TV you know that Bethenny and Jason have had a rocky marriage this year. The couple’s status is always in question, until now… Our listener says Bethenny will break the news about her marriage when she debuts her new talk show June 11th on Fox. According to Guenn, this listener's husband claims to have once dated Frankel and has gotten emails regarding the breakup. In the meantime, LISTEN TO AUDIO and judge for yourself. If it turns out to be true, remember which show called it.

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A Million Clicks Later, Q102 Fan Wins One Direction Package

A Record-Breaking One Million Unique Visitors Check Out Q102.com in Hopes to Win Front Row Seats, Plus Meet and Greet

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 –– Here's the kind of contest you can expect to see a lot more of. After receiving more than 70,000 entries and a recording-breaking one million unique clicks to its website in only four days of the contest, Q102 awarded Philadelphia local, Alyssa Mangano, a One Direction VIP package for their sold out, must-see show.  Listeners entered the contest from Tuesday, May 23 through Sunday, May 27 at 11:59 p.m. for a chance to win a VIP experience that included front row tickets, a backstage pass and meet and greet with One Direction at Susquehanna Bank Center on Monday, May 28. Fans entered the contest on Q102’s website where they filled out an online form to receive a unique link to post on their Facebook and Twitter for friends and followers to click and visit the Q102 website. Fans jumped at the opportunity for this one-of-a-kind VIP experience with One Direction and generated the most traffic ever driven to the Q102 website during a four day contest period,” said Dennis Lamme, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Philadelphia. “Q102 has its finger on the pulse of what’s hot in music and this record-breaking contest showcases its ability to create exciting opportunities that engage listeners in an innovative way.”

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Tim Westwood Sacked from BBC Radio 1Xtra

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 –– Tim Westwood has tweeted that he has been ‘sacked’ from his BBC Radio 1Xtra weekday afternoon drive show. Radio 1Xtra is a national DAB station (DAB is our version of HD Radio). His tweet read, “I’ve been sacked from 1Xtra Mon-Fri 4-7pm from sept #westwoodyourfired” and started re-tweeting listeners who did not like the news. He then followed it up with “It’s official I’ve lost my afternoon voice due to schedule changes I will not be presenting on 1Xtra Mon-Fri 4-7pm from Sept” Charlie Sloth will takeover Drive, or as the station calls it, Early Evening.

Moyles Carries Olympic Torch
Radio 1 breakfast show presenter Chris Moyles has taken part in the 2012 Olympic Torch relay as the flame was carried through Aberystwyth in west Wales this morning. The show came live from the town after the team had been following the progress of the torch over the first week and a half of its journey around the UK each morning. Moyles disappeared from the studios just after 8.30am, with ‘Comedy’ Dave Vitty and sports news presenter Tina Daheley taking over in the Welsh town. News presenter Dominic Byrne was back in the London studio wondering where Chris had disappeared to. Producer Aled Hayden-Jones was out on the streets following the torch in his home town, Aberystwyth, and when he saw Chris coming down the road towards him he expressed his shock to the team live on air. It’s understood the whole thing had been pre-planned but was kept a surprise from listeners and members of the Radio 1 team. Chris returned to the studio just after 9am and told listeners: “I feel very honoured. That is such a huge achievement. The fact that I got to run with it, I felt so proud. Everyone was waving and cheering.” On Friday, Capital FM South Wales presenter Kam Kelly took part in the Cardiff leg of the torch relay. Chris Moyles’ Radio 1 colleague Fearne Cotton also carried the torch on stage at the station’s live event in Torbay nine days ago.

Bauer Covers Coldplay in Sunderland
Twenty Bauer Radio stations are to broadcast a live performance from Coldplay and interview with the band next month. The June 7th Mylo Xyloto tour gig at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light will air during an In:Demand evening show special on 14th June, with bespoke versions of band interviews made for English and Scottish audiences. The special will go out on all of Bauer’s ‘Place portfolio’ stations in the North West, Yorkshire and the North East, as well as Clyde 1, Forth One, Northsound 1, MFR, Radio Tay, Radio Borders, West FM and Cool FM,. It will also air on ‘Passion’ portfolio stations Kerrang!, Q and The Hits Radio. An hour’s worth of songs from the sold-out Sunderland gig will air from 9pm following the chat with the band. The performance will also be available as a listen-again programme on the web for a week following broadcast. The interview on English stations will be done by In:Demand presenter Alex James, while In:Demand Scotland’s Romeo will chat to the band for broadcast on the Scottish stations. Each of the 20 stations’ breakfast shows will run competitions for listeners to win tickets to the Stadium of Light concert and a chance to meet Coldplay too. Coldplay are also headlining this year’s Capital FM Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on 9th June.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Email Him HERE

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MORNING MASHUP: Twilight's Pattinson Goes French With Fun Radio's Bruno

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2012 –– The next time your PD or consultant warns you about being overly chatty, you can take comfort by listening to this interview on Fun Radio (A French radio network's Retrouvez Bruno Dans La Radio ("Find Bruno On The Radio) who's heard every morning on Tous Les Matins De 07H A 09H ("Every Morning On 07H A 09H"). Unless you speak French (we don't -- we barely speak english) we doubt you'll understand much of what's said in the linked interview, but we're sharing it with you so you might understand why celebrities sometimes call into your show a bit edgy. Bruno was able to hook up with Rob at the Cannes Film Festival. As if getting up early and being interviewed in french weren't enough, Bruno hit him up for the first three things he does when he wakes up. Rob said "Complain about being awake. Huuuh, feel confused about where I am. Checking that my arms and legs are still attached." When Bruno's co-host asked "He doesn’t pee?" Bruno joked: "He’s a star. He’s a vampire, he doesn’t pee." LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

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Kris Allen Calls Out TMZ Over Alleged Idol Diss With Hot 99.5's Toby Knapp [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– So did or didn't former Idol winner, Kris Allen, say recently that American Idol has been going on too long? According to TMZ, yes. But now Allen tells Hot 995 Washington's Toby Knapp that he never said that: "... It was the weirdest thing ever," he said "It seems a little fabricated to be honest. It feels like they were putting words in my mouth but it's whatever, they do what they do." He also went on to say he's a "fanatic" about American Idol. "I would never ever, ever, ever say anything that would harm the show or make it seem like I'm not happy with it," he said. And as far as Allen's record labels continued commitment, Knapp reached out RCA records senior executives yesterday morning and he said that they said they are more than committed to Allen as an artist, highlighting that he had massive upward movement of over 100 spins this week on Adult Pop radio stations in the US, and that once he's established success on those charts, the label plans to cross him over to mainstream pop audiences. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

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JP Shifts From Nights To Join Power 96 Miami's Morning???

 

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– With a page out of the ol' name our show stunt manual, newly teamed morning hosts Afrika & Big Lip (who joined last Fall) have welcomed JP to the show from nights where he's hosted for the last 6 years. Only problem is the station now wants to rename the show and they're reaching out to listeners for their input. PD Jill Strada says, “After searching far and wide for the next generation of the Power 96 Morning Show, I found the perfect team right here in our building! The synergy and talent of this trio is infectious. Now we just need to find the perfect Morning Show name!” And just in case you'd like to throw out a suggestion, CLICK HERE.

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Shayne Wells Joins Buz'n 102.9 Minneapolis' Koffy In The Morning Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– Shayne Wells has been named as the newest member of Koffy in the Morning on CBS RADIO'S KMNB in Minneapolis. Shayne grew up in Spokane, WA, graduating from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, where she double majored in Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations. She has a background in television broadcasting as a reporter and weekend weather forecaster in ID, WA, CO, and in CA as the feature reporter on Good Day Sacramento.' She joins KMNB from her most recent position as a television entertainment reporter in the Twin Cities. "I am so honored to be part of the new BUZ'N morning show with Paul. We had dynamic chemistry from day one. Now it's time to get our BUZZ on," said Wells.

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Todd Feinburg Takes Over Mornings On WRKO/Boston; Kim Carrigan Tight-lipped On Joining As Co-Host

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– Following yesterday's announcement by Tom Finneran that he would be leaving the show this coming Thursday, PD Jason Wolfe reported that Tom's co-host, Todd Feinburg would take over on a solo basis. Meanwhile, in a report by The Boston Herald, former Fox 25 morning anchor, Kim Carrigan (shown) was tight-lipped on rumors she would join the show following Finneran's exit “It’s no secret that I’ve filled in a few times and that’s been a ton of fun, but outside of that I don’t have any comment at this point,” Carrigan told the Herald. Carrigan left Fox 25 in January after her contract wasn't renewed. She joined Finneran on last Friday's show while filling in for co-host Todd Feinburg.

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Car Talk The Musical Takes The Stage This Thursday

Inspired by the Hit NPR Series With Tom & Ray Magliozzi Whose Voices Appear As "Wizard of Cahs"

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– For disclosure purposes, I must admit, I'm a devoted fan of NPR's Car Talk and was thrilled to learn that the hit radio series, with the help a book & lyrics by Wesley Savick and music by Michael Wartofsky, became a full-fleged musical. Following much anticipation, 'Car Talk The Musical" debuts this Thursday at Suffolk’s Modern Theatre in MA. I was also most pleased to hear that Car Talk's very own Tom and Ray Magliozzi will lend their (recorded) voices to the production as the 'Wizard of Cahs.' The play centers around its hero, the feckless Russell “Rusty” Fenders, who ends up falling in love with Miata C. La Chassis who, of course, leads him to the Emerald Garage. Here's where they get wisdom from the Wizard of Cahs. Among the parodies, include “My Kia,” based on “Maria” from West Side Story.

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Radio Group Offers Night Show To Former Hooters Staff

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– Oasis Radio Group has announced job opportunities for former employees of a Fort Wayne Hooters restaurant which closed unexpectedly. According to wane.com, Clickhop.com, an internet hip-hop/urban group, Director of Content's Colin Shaughnessy, said any Hooters employees out of work since the business closed Memorial Day have the chance to become radio hosts for the web-based station. According to a press release, Oasis Radio Group and Clickhop.com staff “were saddened to hear about the closing of a Fort Wayne business and disheartened to see so many local people suddenly put out of work.” the release read. For this purpose, they created an evening slot to be specifically hosted by former Hooters staffer. The unnamed segment is scheduled to begin tonight from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Clickhop.com and 106.3 FM. Interested applicants were asked to contact Shaughnessy at (260) 482-9288. Photo: Hooters

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DREAM ON: Steven Tyler's New Ride

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– Now that you're in your first week of AI withdrawal, we thought you'd enjoy this feature on Steven Tyler’s new $1.1 Million, 1,244 HP GT Spyder convertible. According to Jabopnik, the Aerosmith lead singer/turned Idol judge, just drove off with The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder that goes from 0 to 200mph in 15.9 seconds. Which, if comparing to your own Bugatti Veyron, is 8 second's faster. According to John Hennessey, Tyler was the first person to ask for a ragtop.
"We had to make a few structural changes to our integrated rollcage in order to be able to fit the removable top. This increased the weight of our vehicle by about 30 lbs to a curb weight of 2743 lbs," said Hennessey. "We decided to increase the Venom GTs power to 1244 bhp to maintain our 1 horsepower per 1 kilogram power to weight ratio."

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WBZ Boston's Lovell Dyett Passes Away Following Long Illness

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2012 –– Long-time WBZ News Radio host Lovell Dyett has died at the age of 77 following a long illness. Dyett had served as a host for nearly 40 years. In a posting at WBZ's website it said his career at WBZ began on Dec. 3, 1971, as host of The Lovell Dyett Program, which was promoted as a “telephone-talk show that dealt with all issues affecting the black community.” Bruce Wall, pastor of Global Ministries Christian Church in Dorchester told boston.com, both the white and black community tuned into Dyett: "People in Boston all loved to listen to Lovell Dyett because he could address any issue across the board.”

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Carolina Bermudez To Exit Duran Show For Unnamed TV Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– First it was Wendy Williams, then more recently the pick-up by AGT of Howard Stern. Now comes work of yet another New York radio celeb' set to take her radio talents to TV: Elvis Duran's longtime co-host Carolina Bermudez. In a tweet this morning she surprised followers by posting @TheRealCarolina: "After many amazing years with @elvisduranshow I'll be leaving to pursue an incredible opportunity in TV. Can't wait to tell you where soon!' Elvis tweeted later that the move was both "sweet and sad." As for the gig, all our sources both inside and outside of the Duran show are being totally tight-lipped, but something tells us, her own William's styled show could be a possibility. Stay tuned.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Mark Davis Headed Back To Dallas Airwaves; Rosenberg Return To Miami's WMEN; Finneran Exits WRKO; Nnete Inyangumia Out At the Box; Fredenberg Hits 50-Yr. Mark In Chattanooga.

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– That was quick. Longtime WBAP A/F/Dallas host Mark Davis who left his show last month after 18 years will now reportedly be returning June 4th with a 7-10 a.m. show on Salem Communication's KSKY/660 AM, 99.9 FM in Fort Worth, 95.5 FM in Arlington and 92.9 FM in Dallas --------- According to The Miami Herald, WMEN-640 AM/ intends to hire Sid Rosenberg, who was let go by WQAM last month after a DUI arrest. The paper says WQAM plans to allow Rosenberg out of his non-compete in exchange for financial concessions; ------------- Controversial talker and former Speaker of The House, Thomas Finneran, told listeners on this morning's Tom & Todd morning show that this Thursday's show would be his last. According to The Boston Herald he plans to pursue other “plans and opportunities out there in the real world.” As you'll recall, Finneran lost his law license and was sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in 2007. He joined the station in February 2007. ---------KBXX-FM/97.9 The Box Houston morning co-host Nnete Inyangumia is reportedly out over budget cuts. She had co-hosted morning s with Madd Hatta, who remains on a solo basis. --------------- Earl Freudenberg has been a radio broadcaster in Chattanooga for half a century and is still going strong at WDYN. Next week, WDYN/Chattanooga's "Hey Earl," Earl Freudenberg, hits the 50-year.

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TUNA TV: LA's Iconic Charlie Tuna To Be Voice of KDOC-TV And PBS' Moon TV

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– LA's legendary Charlie Tuna who now airs on Earth 101.1 FM has been tapped to become the voice of LA's KDOC-TV. With a career that's spanned more than 40 years on LA Radio, his credits include being part of the legendary KHJ Boss Radio, KROQ and once being both PD & Morning Host at KIIS AM & FM. In 1990, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Tuna with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame making him the first KHJ Boss Jock to receive such an honor, In 2008, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Tuna is also set to star later this summer on PBS as DJ Charlie Luna on Moon FM in the Shushybye TV series. As for his role at KDOC-TV, he says: “I couldn’t be happier about the invitation to be part of KDOC-TV."

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Australian Super Jock Sandilands Under Investigation

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– 2Day FM/Sydney's Kyle Sandilands is under investigation by The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), over comments he made last April. According to Sky News, Sandilands referred to a Pakistani baby born with extra limbs as a 'spider baby'. Following the announcement, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), 2Day FM's parent company, quickly stated "'We are aware that ACMA is investigating these comments and we will submit our response as required. We do not believe there is any substance to the complaints.' No stranger to controversy, earlier this year, The ACMA launched a two-month investigation after Sandilands called a female journalist a 'fat slag' and threatened to 'hunt her down' on his 2Day FM radio segment The Kyle and Jackie O show. The later remarks forced a number of sponsors including Jenny Craig and others to withdraw their advertising from 2Day FM.

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Hip Hop Squares Break MTV2 Records

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH 2012 –– Yup, looks like radio stars on TV may be here to stay. Add Hot 97 Angie Martinez (shown) and Sid Rosenberg to the list. This, courtesy of MTV2's just launched "Hip Hop Squares," a hip take-off of the legendary Hollywood Squares series. Instead of TV celebs, now the boxes are filled hip-hop personalities, as well as radio hosts. Jockline Daily can now report that Hip Hop Squares‘ debut on Tuesday, May 22 at 11pm recorded MTV2′s highest rated and most watched series launch in the highly sought after 12-34 demographic. Could Radio Jeopardy be next? Stay tuned.

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Idol's James Durbin: Axl Rose Definitely A D---k [VIDEO]

Said No To Jimmy Iovine's Request To Sing Who's 'Pinball Wizard'

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– During 103.9 The Bear/South Bend's 'Rock On the Range' Festival," Tommy Carroll Had a chance to sit down with "American Idol" finalist James Durbin at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. When describing his personal taste of music, he told Carroll "I listen to a lot of different music, a lot of rock ... Humble Pie, Steve Marriott ... Zeppelin, Queen, Aerosmith, The Beatles, especially." And he listens to Axl Rose, but it doesn't look like they won't be singing any duets anytime soon: "Look at Axl Rose. He's got soul. He may be a dick, but he's got soul. You can't deny that." Carroll then asked "But he's a dick?" "Definitely." He's not, however, too keen on The Who. He told Carroll, producer Jimmy Iovine wanted him to sing "Pinball Wizard' but he refused. "I wanted to do Sammy Hagar," said Durbin. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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98.5 The Hub/Boston's Toucher & Rich Spotlighted In Boston Magazine

Shertenlieb Joins With Gabe Hobbs, Todd Schnitt & Randall Bloomquist In Special Talk Session At MSBC In Miami

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– Anyone familiar with the antics of 98.5 The Sport's Hub/Boston's Toucher & Rich won't be surprised to read the latest issue of Boston Magazine which cast the duo as Sport's Radio salvation. With a background entrenched in contemporary FM music morning shows, Both Rich & Toucher never missed a beat when they crossed over to talk, first at Boston's Free FM, then over to The Sport's Hub. Writer Alan Siegel calls a segment on the pair's show "..not exactly Real Sports with Bryan Gumble .. fast paced, irreverent and slightly UNCOMFORTABLE.." As for the entire article, Shertenlieb says from Facebook page: "Here's page one (shown), you'll have to buy the magazine for the rest. Rich Shertenlieb joins with fellow panelists Todd Schnitt & Randall Bloomquist, along with moderator Gabe Hobbs in this year's "10 Steps For Crossing Over To Talk," Set for Friday, June 22nd at Morning Show Boot Camp XXIV In Miami Beach.

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Did Food Network's Ted Allen Out "Food Fellow Host Anne Burrell On The Radio?

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– SiriusXM host Romaine Patterson, of The Chris & Romaine Show, sat down with Food Network's popular Ted Allen for an interview on SiriusXM OutQ 108 when the subject turned to his fellow host, Anne Burrell. Patterson said “I love it when Anne Burrell, host of the Food Network series 'Secrets of a Restaurant Chef,' is on the show primarily because I have the biggest crush on her.” Ted Allen then offered: “I’m not going to put a label on Anne, but she is dating a woman right now.” According to NYPost' Page 6, a Burrell rep' said “Anne doesn’t feel she was outed. She has made no secret of her relationship. Her significant other is a very private woman. They have been together for a couple of years and spend a lot of time together. It is no secret in the culinary world.”

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Mojo's Shannon Ties The Knot; 955 Cast Members Behaved

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2012 –– Outside of Detroit, you may recall her best as Shannon Murphy, one of 5 finalists during "Women of Radio Week" on Live With Regis & Kelly. We seem to recall the 955 Detroit Mojo In The Morning Co-host giving a shout out to then fiance Andrew. Well, over the weekend they made it official by exchanging "I Do's." There to share the moment (and perhaps some cake and whatever else they could bring back to the station) were Fletch, Shannon, Spike and Producer Rachel (shown l-r). Spike told Jockline Daily: Shannon married Andrew, affectionately referred to on the air as "Orlando Bloom." The morning show was well-bahved at the ceremony.

 

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MSBC XXIV/MIAMI WANTS YOUR TOP VIDEO!

At this year's Morning Show Boot Camp, radio's leading event for high-profile air talent, consultant Fred Jacobs will host a special session "Radio Like You've Never Seen It Before," which focuses on radio's growing use of video, plus the latest technology and filming techniques. Along with special guests Dirk Freeman and Chris Crump, they'll feature a few clips of some of the hottest videos produced by top shows around the country. For this purpose, they welcome your submissions as well. If there's a video you're extra proud of that you wouldn't mind sharing with our attendees, send links to Fred Jacobs at fredjacobs@jacobsmedia.com, Chris Crump at crump@comrex.com or Dirk Freeman at Dirk@steeleboy.com

 

 

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Is 'Idol Losing Its X-Factor?

Season Finale Down Nearly A Third

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– Once the numbers came out following American Idol's Wednesday night's season finale, the media was awash with mention of its nearly 1/3 drop in viewership from last year. And while most pointed fingers at its cast of judges or new competition, we somehow wondered if Simon Cowell's two year absence from the show finally began to take its toll. More specifically, a star of Cowell's caliber on the judge's table to drive viewers to its show each week or to hang on their every comment. In short, someone with more X Factor. With 22 million viewers who watched, those numbers may seem formidable, but in reality, it was a new rating's low. According to Nielsen, the audience of 21.5 million was down substantially from the 29.3 million who watched Scotty McCreery take home the crown last year. In fact, the entire 11th season of 'Idol was a rating's bummer. We'll be interested to see what changes, if any, 'Idol has planned for season 12. What do you think? LET US KNOW BY CLICKING HERE

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Phillips And Sanchez Make Quick Stop To Johnjay & Rich Show After Finale [AUDIO]

Phillips Swallowed Confetti Shortly After Announced As Winner

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– It's becoming customary after every season of "American Idol" where syndicated morning show "Johnjay and Rich" have the opportunity to talk to the newly-crowned "American Idol" winner and the runner-up the morning after the finale. Yesterday was no different as Phillip Phillips phoned in to talk about the most exciting evening of his life! He sounded exhausted as he talked about how what happened to him hasn't really sunk in yet, now that he's just stepped outside the "Idol Bubble". He also addressed the embarrassing moment of when confetti flew in to his mouth shortly after he was announced as the winner; it wasn't like 40 million people were watching or anything like that! About an hour later, Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez called in, and she sounded upbeat and grateful, despite coming in second place. She talked about how the grueling schedule continues, as she'll only have 3 days off before they start preparing for this summer's "Idols Tour". Jessica also talked about performing "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston on the finale. She said it was "pretty crazy" as she only found out that the Whitney song was Simon Fuller's selection only hours before the show. Photo: Fox LISTEN TO BOTH INTERVIEWS HERE

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Will Smith Fires Back Over Moscow Slap; Jada Pinkett Joins In [AUDIO]

"What Would You Do Is Some Man Was Grabbing You & Trying To Kiss You"

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– Unless you've been locked in a closet, you're likely familiar with Will Smith's recent incident involving a reporter in Moscow. The man got a bit carried away and following a couple of hugs, tried doing a lip lock with the 'Men in Black' superstar. This led to Smith shoving him away and lightly slapping him on the cheek. Yesterday, Smith phoned into The Tom Joyner Morning Show where when asked about the incident quickly snapped: “What would you do if some man was grabbing you trying to kiss you?” Surprisingly, Jada Pinkett Smith jumped on the line to squash rumors regarding her and Will's breakup- “It’s part of the game. I love this joker, where am I going?” LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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Anchorman 2's Champ Kind: "The Script Hasn't Even Been Written Yet" [AUDIO]

Once Adam & Will Write The Script Then We'll Go Mess It Up

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– Typically, when stars are out promoting a new film, there are two they they always want to announce: 1) What the film is about and 2) When it hits theatres. Apparently, Anchorman's Champ Kind, aka David Koechner isn't your typical promoter in that he couldn't answer either. And there's a good reason. According to Koechner, Anchorman 2 hasn't been written yet. He tell's McMurray, as with the original film, once Adam (McKay) and Will (Ferrell)l write the script, like they did the first one, then we're going to go mess it up.." As for the promos for the film, Koechner tells Pete
"Adam McKay would just yell them lines and they'd repeat them." So when does Anchorman 2 officially come out? "No one has any idea, but it's sometime in 2013," said Koechner. LISTEN INTERVIEW HERE
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Billy Bob Thornton: Our Culture Is Collapsing Right Before Our Eyes [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– Actor Billy Bob Thornton is not one to mince words. In fact, he had so much to say, he, along with Kinky Friedman, decided to write a new book, "The Billy Bob Tapes," that covers a number of topics enquiring minds want to know like, for openers, Angelina Jolie and other tales of growing up in Texas. Jolie and Thornton are still friends (which hubby Brad Pitt is apparently not thrilled about). She even provided its introduction. Thornton's other passion is music. This week he joined Sirius XM's The Sway and weighed in on rap, hip hop and the dying history of music. He laments, most kids today don't know much about music beyond the past 5 years. He points out Ozzy Osbourne, whom he says most kids know mostly from his reality TV show, but not the fact that he created Black Sabbath. "I think we're losing a lot of magic in life and I hope that comes back," said Thornton. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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Kerry Murphey Teams With Toby Christie To Host 'The Final Lap Weekly' On USRN

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– United Stations Radio Networks has announced that, in conjunction with the Producer/Host of its popular short-form auto racing feature THE FINAL LAP with Kerry Murphey, the network is expanding the programming output from that brand and is introducing THE FINAL LAP WEEKLY. The new one-hour talk show will be available to Sports Talk and other stations beginning with the weekend of June 2-3, and this announcement comes from Murphey who is based in California along with USRN EVP/Programming Andy Denemark at the network’s headquarters in New York. Murphey will be joined by co-host Toby Christie. Kerry Murphey is a radio veteran with over 25 years in the medium. Murphey started his career at KIIS-FM Los Angeles where he was the producer of the Magic Matt Alan afternoon show.

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Jane Slater And Chris Arnold Join 105.3 The Fan Dallas

THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2012 –– Jane Slater (shown) and Chris Arnold (shown) will join 105.3 The FAN as co-hosts of the midday and nighttime shows, respectively, beginning June 4. Slater will co-host “Elf and Slater” with Mark Elfenbein weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She replaces Josh Lewin, who joined the New York Mets play-by-play team earlier this year. Arnold will join Gavin Dawson on “The G-Bag Nation,” which is expanding two hours and will air from 7 p.m. to midnight. Slater joins The FAN from sister CBS RADIO station NewsRadio 1080 KRLD, where she is a morning drive news reporter. She is also the sideline reporter for the Southland Conference Television Network. Dallas-Fort Worth vet Chris Arnold has been a part-time host for The FAN for more than a year and is the in-game arena host for Dallas Mavericks games at American Airlines Center. Arnold previously spent more than 27 years as sports director at the legendary K-104, where he was part of the highly-rated Skip Murphy morning show.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Edie Hilliard Name Most Inspiring Woman By Radio Ink; Barry Farber Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– Radio Ink has announced that former head Broadcast Programming head, Edie Hilliard (shown l) has been named the 2012 Most Inspiring Legend. For the 13th year, Radio Ink spotlights radio's most inspiring women feature The Mouth's BFF RAB CEO Erica Farber on the cover. Hilliard was asked by RI if women today are on equal footing with men. She said: "How many women are in the “40 Most Powerful”? And how has that changed? READ MORE HERE ------- Talk Radio Network’s veteran radio talk show host Barry Farber will be honored with the Talkers Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award on June 7th during it seminar in New York. Mark Masters, CEO of Talk Radio Network said, “Barry Farber is one of America’s legendary talk show hosts. He brings meaning to what otherwise would be information through the art of storytelling." Following his early days at WINS in New York, Farber would go on to host shows on a variety of stations such as WOR-AM, WMCA-AM, both in New York and many others before joining the ABC Radio Network and Talk Radio Network.

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Star 94 Atlanta Is Looking For Morning Show Players

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2012 –– You read this week in Jockline Daily that Cindy Simmons is riding solo now in mornings following the exit of longtime partner, Ray Mariner. Be aware that Star 94 is now looking for morning show players that are 100% dedicated to living their lives on the air. Can you grow an audience that considers you to be a friend? Candidates need to show experience in applying a tireless work ethic that has brought specifically targeted, meaningful BIG ideas to life resulting in high ratings. Our young female mom audience loves music and people that understand her life and Star 94 wants to be in business with people that love to laugh. Feeling like you were born for this gig? Good! Whether you're a full on morning show, part of a show or a wildly talented individual DJ in another daypart, send anything that you think will get our attention. All applicants (no exceptions) must apply HERE:

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Radio Trail Blazer Hal Jackson Passes Away At 96

First African American Inducted Into Radio Hall of Fame

THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2012 –– Hal Jackson began his radio career by calling baseball games for Howard University's and American Negro Baseball League on WOOK in Washington. By doing so, he became America's first African-American radio sports announcer. According to BET, he then went on to became the first African-American host at WINX in Washington. His list of 1st continued in 1971 as Jackson co-founded the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation which acquired WLIB-AM, the first African-American owned and operated station in New York. In 1995 he became the first African-American inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. WBLS GM told BET: “Hal was a giant. He was a first for so many; for radio and Black radio. He was always looking for ways to bring people in the industry up. We lost a giant and I lost a dear friend.”

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St. Louis Serves Up More Brew; Bob & Tom Return For Mornings

THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2012 –– Looks like Clear Channel likes the taste of its new classic hits Brew format. On the heels of its latest flip of the Fox in Rochester, came word yesterday that St. Louis 100.3 Gen X Radio would flip to "100.3 The Brew." And just to make sure the locals notice, the Brew will kick off with 6,000 classic rock hits, sans commercials, through June 18th. Along with the announcement came word of the return of the the Premiere syndicated Bob & Tom Show to handle mornings. No word yet who'll man other dayparts once they've completed their music blitz.

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REPORT: WFNX Boston Considering Spanish Talk Or Country

THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2012 –– Following last week's bombshell announcement of Stephen Mindich's sale of WFNX/Boston to Clear Channel for a reported $14.5 million, the news quickly ignited a firestorm of format change possibilities. While many have suggested some type of talk simulcast, Boston Business Journal now reports a source at the station suggest that Clear Channel is considering a possible switch to country or Spanish-language talk radio. As Jockline Daily reported last week, all but four of WFNX staff remained with the station following the sale. Among those departing included Julie Kramer and Henry Santoro. At the time of the sale, no price was disclosed, however Biz Journal now reports Phoenix Media/Communications agreed to a sale of $14.5 million for the frequency, licenses, equipment and other assets, according to an asset purchase agreement filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The deal awaits regulatory approval.

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Duran Dishes On Kathie Lee's "Hit" Record During Lee & Hoda's Rockefeller Plaza Broadcast

Says If Song Came Out Today It Would Get Laughed Off The Radio

THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2012 –– Elvis Duran appeared on NBC’s Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today live from New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza to play their “Winesdays” weekly trivia game. Today, they tested fan’s knowledge of summer time songs in anticipation of the Memorial Day weekend. Fans who got the trivia questions wrong got a copy of Kathie Lee’s latest CD. Kathie Lee then humorously commented, “I want to thank Elvis personally because he helped me sell three of my pop records when I was on his show.” Duran commented on the 1970 smash hit “Touch the Sky” saying, “if this song came out today, it would be laughed off the radio.” At the end of the segment, Duran said, “It’s going to be a great summer of music with Rihanna, the new Usher CD and more.”

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Derrick Tapped For CC Regional Programming Duties

THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today that Matt Derrick has been named Regional Program Manager for the Wilmington, Del. and Salisbury, Md. markets. Derrick will also take on a dual role as Operations Manager for the Salisbury-Ocean City cluster; both positions will be effective June 4, 2012. Derrick joined Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in October 2011 as the Program Director for WQHQ-FM, WSBY-FM and WKZP-FM in Salisbury-Ocean City. He will continue as Program Director for those stations in addition to serving as Operations Manager for the market. In his new role as Regional Program Manager for the Wilmington and Salisbury markets, Derrick will direct all broadcast and digital operations for the markets’ 11 stations. He will provide operational counsel to the markets with a focus on productivity, cost, technology and production. Derrick will also monitor market competition as well as trends in research, music and imaging.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Capital FM Lifts 3 Month Ban Of One Direction Airplay

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2012 –– Global Radio’s Capital FM has played a song by the boyband One Direction for the first time in three months. The group’s hit What Makes You Beautiful aired on the hit music network at around 7.45pm last night during James Barr’s evening show. Global put an unofficial ban on tracks by One Direction being played on their stations after the group thanked Capital FM’s rival Radio 1 on stage at the BRIT Awards. They’d just picked up the Best British Single prize for What Makes You Beautiful, an award that had been voted for by listeners of Capital FM who were sponsors of the category. During the ban, teams at Capital FM were told not to put articles about One Direction on the station’s website or refer to their chart success in America during links or news bulletins.

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park is back for 2012 - BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park returns for another 'Festival in a Day' with performances from some of the most popular artists and Radio 2's best loved presenters. Following last year’s mammoth success, Radio 2 will again take the station out of the studio and into Hyde Park with a unique concert on Sunday 9th September.Artists confirmed so far are The Voice UK judge Jessie J, British rockers Status Quo, Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall, London songstress Paloma Faith, Scottish funksters Average White Band and hot new talent Emeli Sande. Also confirmed to perform are American country music stars The Band Perry and Norwegian band Katzenjammer Further acts will be announced over the next few weeks. Last year, over 25,000 music fans packed into Hyde Park for Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, a star-studded concert.

Engelbert Humperdinck 'ambushed' in BBC stunt - Engelbert Humperdinck, the 76-year-old singer representing Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest, has become caught up in a row within the BBC over a programme about the host country of Azerbaijan. Engelbert Humperdinck famously held The Beatles’ Strawberry Fields Forever off the top of the charts in 1967 with Release Me. Now he finds himself caught up in a squabble within the BBC. One part of the corporation is tasked with looking after Humperdinck ahead of Saturday’s contest to be broadcast on BBC ONE Television. The channel’s investigative programme Panorama has been accused of attempting to cause him deep embarrassment. Last week, a Panorama reporter and film crew ‘ambushed’ Humperdinck as he walked out of an interview with Radio 2 in a BBC recording studio. Panorama broadcasts “Eurovision’s Dirty Secret” alleging that Azerbaijan, this year’s host country, has used the contest “as a tool of intimidation”. The programme makers decided to confront Humperdinck to ask him why he was going and what his views were on human rights in the country.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. - EMAIL GRAHAM HERE

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Star 94 Atlanta Drops Ray Mariner From Mornings

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– Longtime partners Cindy & Ray on Star 94 Atlanta came up one member short yesterday as it was learned that Ray Mariner would be leaving the show. According to AJC's Rodney Ho, neither PD Scott Lindy or Ray's agent, Norm Schrutt commented, however it was learned that evening host, Tim Orff (shown) would fill in until a new partner ifor Cindy Simmons (shown) is named. Cindy & Ray first arrived at Star 94 from Nashville in 2003 as a personality-driven PMD show where they enjoyed great success. After Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke's exit, the duo moved to mornings. Of interest, Steve McCoy, who manned the morning show for nearly 20 years at Star 94, recently moved back to Atlanta from Denver. Hmmmmm.

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The Bobby Bones Show Adds Z107-7 St. Louis To Growing List Of Affiliates

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– Z107-7 FM/KSLZ today announced the addition of The Bobby Bones Show to the station’s morning lineup. Beginning Tuesday, May 29, the program featuring hosts Bobby Bones, Lunchbox and Amy will air live in the 5 to 9 a.m. ET weekday timeslot. Each morning, St. Louis listeners will be treated to The Bobby Bones Show’s unique blend of exclusive artist interviews, pop culture news and information, crazy stunts and hilarious conversation. KSLZ Operation Manager Tommy Austin stated, “Bobby and his team have proven they can win in multiple markets and competitive environments. The Bobby Bones Show is a great fit for our target audience, and the topicality of its content is unparalleled – it’s a perfect complement to a heritage brand in Z107-7!”

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Clark Howard To Get More Facetime With HLN's 'Evening Express'

To Air On New HLN Weekday Show From 5 to 7 p.m. With Ryan Smith And Isha Sesay

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– Chalk up two more hours of a radio guy taking over TV space. It was announced yesterday that Dial-Global syndicated Clark Howard will be joining an ensemble newscast on HLN starting Monday, June 4, dubbed “Evening Express” from 5 to 7 p.m. In an HLN release, it says the new show will be modeled after its successful “Morning Express With Robin Meade,” providing a solutions-oriented look at the day’s news. Joining Clark will be Ryan Smith, host of programming for InSession on TruTV and part of the “Morning Express” team, and British journalist Isha Sesay, who has been an anchor on CNN International and a correspondent on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” Clark told AJC's Rodney Ho, “They tested different combinations of people ... We have really good chemistry. Hopefully, it will translate on TV.” Clark, in addition to his 1 to 3 p.m. on WSB A/F, is also featured on HLN with money tips.

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Programmer/Talent Specialist David Shakes Takes Reigns At CBS Phoenix

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– Noted talent specialist and former B96/Chicago PD Dave Shakes returns to CBS Radio's Phoenix cluster CHR KZON-101.5 JAMZ and KOOL-94.5. SVP/Phoenix' Tom Pohlman said "he couldn’t be more thrilled to know that Shakes will be applying his knowledge and experience to the great brands of KZON-FM and KOOL-FM." Shakes added: "It is quite the opportunity to rejoin my many friends at CBS Radio. I look forward to maintaining the integrity and success of these two stations." David arrives from Results Radio in California where he served as its programming head. He follows Rick Gillette who left in March to program for CBS Radio in New York. Other past stints for Shakes include KMEL & K101 San Francisco, as well as Alan Burns & Associates.

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'Bernie's' Jack Black Talks MacLaine's Past Life Regression With Mix 94.7 Austin's JB & Sandy Show [AUDIO]

"I Don't Believe In Any of That Crap"

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– We've decided there may not be a better radio guest than actor, singer & comedian Jack Black. Out making the radio rounds this week promoting his new film with 'Bernie' co-starring Matthew McConaughey & Shirley MacLaine, he rang up Sara Osborn, co-host of Mix 94.7 Austin's JB & Sandy Show. Regarding MacLaine's well-known passion in 'past life regression', he more or less pooh-poohed the notion saying "I don't believe in any of that crap." Although he did say both he and MacLaine hit it off well. Given his love for music, Sara asked if he was ever offered a chance to judge on Idol. "No one's asked ... I don't imagine I would do that if offered, but you never say never." LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Fly Jock Joyner Flies To Skywalker Ranch For Meet With "Red Tails" George Lucas [AUDIO]

“It’s ‘Star Wars’ with Black actors and Black heroes" Lucas

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– The Fly Jock Tom Joyner flew to Skywalker Ranch to interview legendary filmmaker George Lucas about the important message of the movie “Red Tails.” Produced by Lucas and inspired by the historical Tuskegee Airmen, “Red Tails” was a box office hit that inspired millions of Americans and revitalized interest and support of these heroic servicemen. During the interview, Lucas suggested the movie was similar to “Star Wars” but with black actors, shared the important message of what the fliers overcame, suggested there should be a prequel and a sequel to tell the full story. He also shared the challenges of the movie showing outside of the United States, because “people have a certain idea of what they want out of a Black movie.” Joining Joyner at Skywalker Ranch were his Morning Show co-hosts Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown, who also discussed the movie with Lucas. LISTEN TO PORTION OF INTERVIEW HERE

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Jocks & Rappers Join For Hollywood Square's Rendition

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily reported last month, MTV2 premiered its late night rendition of the popular Hollywood Squares last night with its own "Hip Hop Squares." Hosted by Hot 97 New York's Peter Rosenberg, you will also notice Hot's Angie Martinez in the upper center square as well as DJ Khaled. And in the center square, former NY radio host, Nick Cannon. He told Entertainment Weekly, Before the show, this was something of a homecoming for him. “I was on the last one when I was like 19 years old,” back when Tom Bergeron hosted. “Henry Winkler was the executive producer and Whoopi Goldberg was the center square. The show airs Tuesday night at 11 pm et. on on MTV2.

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Sun Broadcast Teams With Envision Networks On “Six Second Review”

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– Sun Broadcast Group has announced a partnership with Envision Radio Networks(r), that will provide national network sales for the 15 second in-feature inventory for the breakthrough radio segment, Six Second Reviews, which delivers movie and DVD reviews in six seconds to the radio audience. Hosted by Mr. Moviefone, co-founder and voice legend Russ Leatherman, Six Second Reviews delivers high quality entertainment and news as he reviews all the latest movie and DVD releases. Leatherman has one of the most famous voices in America with his trademark greeting, "Hello and welcome to Moviefone", and has become a pop culture icon like popcorn and soda when it comes to movies.

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Funeral Arrangements Set For Rusty Walker

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2012 –– James Samuel Darwin, Jr., also known as Rusty Walker, 59, of Iuka, Mississippi, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS, due to complications from a heart attack. Funeral arrangements and a full obituary will be released later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, MS. An online guestbook and obituary information can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com. You may also access information through the Cutshall Funeral Home Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CutshallFuneralHome

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Robin Quivers To Undergo Surgery to Remove Tumor

"I'm Not Doing The Show Without You.." Stern

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2012 –– On a show usually filled with laughter and bawdy humor, the mood was anything but that on yesterday's Howard Stern Show, as his co-host, Robin Quivers, announced she'll be undergoing surgery to remove a sizable tumor. According to E!, when guest George Takei asked her about her health, the 59-year-old Quivers admitted that she has a surgery date scheduled but didn't say whether the tumor was benign or malignant. Regardless, the idea of having this kind of procedure makes her uneasy. She had joked on last Monday's SiriusXM show that she was now wearing a catheter. "So when you see me, I'm peeing ... I'm wearing a leg bag…It's a growth. It's a mass…Hopefully it can be cut out." Not amused by the news, Stern told Quivers: "I'll f--king kill you if you have cancer ... I'm not doing the show without you…"

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Radio Remembers Rusty Walker

"A man every bit as important to country radio as country music's biggest stars has died.." John Howell

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2012 –– No sooner had we hit the send button on yesterday's Jockline Daily before word came from Tupelo, MS that beloved country radio consultant, Rusty Walker, had passed away following a heart attack he suffered over the weekend. As we originally reported yesterday, following his heart attack he was airlifted to a medical center in Tupelo where he was placed in ICU and remained there until passing away. Within seconds of this announcement, Facebook and other sites became instantly filled with memories and sentiments from his friends and associates Among the numerous posts, was this one from longtime Chicago host, John Howell, who perhaps said it best: "A man every bit as important to country radio as country music's biggest stars has died. Rusty Walker." His colleague Jaye Albright also posted a most eloquent blog, writing: "... He reinvented the business and took the art of working with country radio to a level no one had ever done before..." (read entire blog here). For those still wishing to express their thoughts, reach out at http://www.facebook.com/rusty.walker.9.

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DON'T LOOK: Dave Kaelin Tackles Fear of Height With Radio Tower of Terror

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2012 –– Syndicated morning host Dave & Jimmy (WNCI & USRN) are going for a two-fer; combining charity and Dave Kaelin's fear of heights. Later this week, Dave will climb a radio tower (owned by Jimmy's family - go figure) and for every foot he actually climbs, listeners are asked to give a dollar to charity. 20 feet? 20 bucks.All $ benefits Trinity Russell, a ten year old girl who was recently diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer. The higher Dave climbs, the more money for Trinity, and the more poop Dave puts in his pants. The event will go up Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the weather.

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ALL RISE: Neal Boortz Nominated For Supreme Court of Georgia

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2012 –– Neal Boortz has been nominated for an opening on the Supreme Court of Georgia, according to the Judicial Nominating Commission. “I’m honored and humbled to be nominated for this prestigious position,” said Boortz. Currently, Boortz is looking into whether or not he can serve while doing his radio talk show. The Neal Boortz Show consistently ranks #1 across multiple demographics and top markets. Represented nationally for advertising and affiliate sales by Dial Global and syndicated by Cox Media on more than 200 radio stations, the talk show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Mr. Boortz was inducted into the national Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his 40 years in broadcast.

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George Noory To Voice Joplin Missouri Documentary [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2012 – Coast to Coast AM host George Noory has lent his voice to the feature documentary Joplin, Missouri. The film narrated by Noory tells a story of distress, survival, recovery and hope shared by the people who survived the EF-5 tornado that devastated the southwest Missouri town of Joplin on May 22, 2011. Noory stated: “After witnessing the horror of that Joplin tornado, friends from Missouri asked me if I’d participate in this documentary, and without hesitation, I said ‘Yes!’” On the anniversary of the storm tomorrow, the documentary will premiere at Ragtag Cinema in Columbia, Mo., with two screenings. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Rebuildjoplin.org to help support long-term recovery efforts. Pictured left to right in the attached photo: Producer/Director Chip Gubera with George Noory at Smith-Lee studios in St. Louis, Mo. WATCH TRAILER HERE

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FUN, FUN, FUN: Cumulus Rev's Up For Memorial Day With Star-Studded Line-Up

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2012 –– Cumulus Media Networks has announced three Memorial Day Weekend radio specials: First, it's Martina McBride who'll host this year’s Memorial Day Weekend radio special “Summer Kick Off with Martina McBride.” The four-hour program will feature special guests including country superstars Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney along with hours of country music to help radio kick-off the summer. Next up, legendary rockers The Rolling Stones will offer an exclusive look into their history. “The Rolling Stones: In Their Own Words” is an eight-hour program featuring a round up of the interviews, music and live performances from the band’s 50 years together. Wrapping up will be “The Beach Boys All–American Summer” radio special is a celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary. America’s first pop band to reach the 50-year milestone, the exclusive one hour special will feature classic hits along with new music from their first album together in decades. Their new studio album is scheduled for release June 5th and the single/album title is "That's Why God Made The Radio.” For more details, contact Marcella Turk at Marcella.turk@cumulus.com

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KISS 107.1 Sioux City Gives Pets Their Own Special Event

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND 2012 –– Petfest was an idea that came about in the fall when KISS 107.1 Sioux City's morning host, Rob Powers, found out one of his dogs had cancer. He told Jockline Daily, 'When she passed late last year I wanted to do something that would give people who cherish there household pet, as part of the family, a place to take them and enjoy the day. So together at the station we sat down and came up with calling it PET FEST! We had vendors set up booths on May 19th and from 11a-3p people showed with all kinds of pets.. from dogs to cats, snakes, turtles, and a pig. The multiple adoption centers adopted out many animals from their shelters. We had a petting zoo, a photo booth for families and their pet, pet contests, pet runway shows, just anything dealing with pets. It was our first year out and we can't wait to do it again next year.. bigger and better.. Check out photos from the event at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KISS1071F

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Bee Gee's Robin Gibb Dead At 62

THE MOUTH, APRIL 21TH, 2012 –– The world was saddened to learn on Sunday night that The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb had lost his long battle with cancer at 62. Gibb, who cut short an engagement in the states last month, returned home to London and then fell into a coma after complications of pneumonia. His wife Dwina, brother Barry, daughter Melissa, 37, and sons Spencer, 39, and Robin-John, 29, had kept a close watch at his bedside in Chelsea, West London. To his doctor's and family's amazement, he awoke from the coma a couple of weeks back but was still unable to speak. Then, last evening, his family said in a statement: ''The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time." Gibb, who had undergone intestinal surgery, recorded numerous hit songs with his brothers and in the process sold more than 200 million records. His brother Maurice had died of a heart attack in 2003 following intestinal surgery. Robin had told The Sun last March: "I sometimes wonder if all the tragedies my family has suffered - like Andy and Maurice dying so young and everything that's happened to me recently, is a kind of karmic price we are paying for all the fame and fortune we've had." Photo: Featureflash/Shutterstock

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Daena Kramer Joins The Dave and Mahoney Morning Show Las Vegas As New Co-Host

THE MOUTH, MAY 21, 2012 – KXTE 107.5 FM has announced the addition of Daena Kramer, known as DK on-air, to the Dave and Mahoney Morning Show. Kramer said, "When I started at CBS Radio 5 years ago, I knew in my heart that I was in the right place. But it wasn't until I started working with the morning show that I really understood why I was here. After a lot of hard work, what seemed like an impossible dream has finally come true. It's rare to be given the opportunity to do something you love for a living and even rarer to do it with people you love. I am a very lucky girl." “I am very proud of Daena,” says Program Director Charese Fruge. “The fact that she put in a full day’s work on the sales side and still managed to come in every morning with her A game for so long speaks volumes about her commitment. Her hard work and dedication have paid off and we are thrilled to announce that it is official she is now on our programming team full time.” The Dave and Mahoney Morning show has been running since 2009 with hosts Dave Farra and Jason Mahoney weekdays 6:00am – 9:00am

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HOT 100.5/Norfolk's Elizabethany Shocks Prom Girl With Justin Bieber Invite To Billboard Awards [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2012 –– No doubt, radio can pull off some amazing things, but it helps when you get a mega-star to play along. Here's the story: Norfolk/VA High-School's Cady (shown below), had asked Justin Bieber to join her for her prom during an interview with HOT 100.5/Norfolk's Elizabethany (yeah, we had to say it a few times, too). Well, nothing came of it until during her prom, Elizabethany who joined for the occasion, surprised Cady and fellow classmates with a video featuring the Bieb himself. He apologized for not being able to make it there, but then offered her and her sister a chance to join them as his guest at this past weekend's Billboard Awards in Las Vegas. Nice, huh? Elizabethany said on the air right after she broke the news: "It was incredibly amazing to watch everything unfold. I don't think it's even hit her yet, but it will in a few hours when she's on a plane to Vegas and about to get her hair and make-up done. The girl has put a LOT of work into trying to get his attention for over a year.. and that deserves the attention and opportunity she's about to have." WATCH AND LISTEN HERE

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Former St. Louis Host Charged In 2005 Murder Of 28 Yr. Old Woman

THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2012 –– A former St. Louis radio host has been convicted of 1st degree murder in the savage death of a 28 yr. old woman 7 years ago. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Leonardo Drisel, who once hosted a regular show on WGNU/St. Louis called "The Human Factor," was found guilty last Friday in just 45 minutes. Sentencing is set fir June 29 and the only available sentence is life in prison without parole. Assistant Circuit Attorney Don Tyson called Cassandra Kovack's death “horrific, violent and protracted” in closing arguments that Drisdel had bit her nose off and she finally died of asphyxiation after Drisdel covered her face with a plastic grocery bag, Tyson said. Drisdel's lawyer argued that Drisdel was high on crack cocaine and hallucinating when Kovack waved some sage in the air, saying it was to ward off Satan. READ ENTIRE STORY HERE

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Pittsburgh's Krenn Takes Show To The Stage With "Jim Krenn Alive!"

THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2012 –– Longtime Pittsburgh radio host Jim Krenn may be missed by his fans on the air, but they'll be able to reconnect with him "Jim Krenn aLive," a comedy/music variety show headed to the Byham Theater on Saturday May 26th. His guests include fellow stand-up comics Billy Elmer, Frank Nicotero and Mark Eddie, along with Tom Megalis and various musicians. He tells The Post Gazette, " The other comics on the bill "are friends I've had for many years. These are guys who were part of the beginning of my 'DVE experience. When we used to do the live shows in the late '80s and early '90s these guys were regular guests. So it's kind of neat that here they are when I'm going through this transition in my career." As part of the show, he plans to incorporate familiar characters such as Ralph the Cat along with new impressions and material. He and Mr. Megalis are collaborating on some new characters. He told the Gazette: "I'm just overwhelmed by the listeners" since his exit from the WDVE-FM morning show. Krenn, who was on the air at WDVE for 24 years, left last December and is currently sitting out a non compete. To stay busy, he making some corporate appearances, charity work, speaking engagements for communications departments at area colleges and telling students how to prepare for a career in broadcasting. With some proceeds from the show going to charity, tickets are sale at $32.50 and $37.50.

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Jim Ladd To Host Pink Floyd Channel On Sirius XM

THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2012 –– PRNewswire/ -- "The Pink Floyd Channel" will launch on Friday, May 25 at 12:00 pm ET and will run through Monday, May 28 on channel 27. The channel will also be available Friday, June 29 through Monday, July 9 on Sirius channel 142 and XM channel 43. Additionally, "The Pink Floyd Channel" will be available as a 24/7 channel online on channel 802 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices beginning Friday, June 29 for an extended period. "The Pink Floyd Channel" will be curated and hosted by SiriusXM host Jim Ladd, the legendary free-form DJ who has been conducting interviews with Pink Floyd since their first visit to the United States in 1979. Ladd was also part of Roger Waters' album Radio K.A.O.S. and subsequent tour. Ladd hosts the Jim Ladd Show, the weekday free-form rock show featuring musically-themed sets, interviews and more on Deep Tracks, channel 27. Photo: Sean Evans

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Artie Lange Bumps Into Old Stern Crew At SiriusXM; Howard, Quivers Not In Company

THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2012 –– According to The Examiner, DirecTV's Artie Lange, of The Nick & Arties Show, bumped into many of his old Howard Stern Show castmates while there to tape a promo for his comedy tour with Jim Norton, Dave Attell and Nick DiPaolo. Howard 100's Lisa G posted a group shot to her Twitter account last Friday with the message: "Look who's here!" Wack Pack's Mariann from Brooklyn was in the building to tape a segment and and told The Examiner's Liz Brown: "I was shocked and nervous to see Artie. I didnt want to impose on him. He gave me a great bear hug and i told him i am glad he is getting well and asked about his mom and sis. He said they are great and strong i just said 'Artie so great to see you' i had a lump in my throat." Of note, Howard Stern or co-host Robin Quivers were on hand for the reunion. Lange has mentioned on several occassions that he'd like to make a live appearance on the show when his memoir is released this fall. Photo credit: Courtesy Mariann from Brooklyn, twitter.com/mfbrooklyn.

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Fisher House Offers Special Memorial Day Programming

THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2011 –– Stations looking for Memorial Day programming should consider the new 30-minute public affairs show produced by The Fisher House Foundation. The program, which is designed to work on music stations as well as spoken-word outlets, details the important role that family plays in the recovery of wounded warriors. Fisher House builds comfort homes where the families of wounded warriors can stay at no-cost while their loved one recovers.
In addition to the public affairs program, Fisher House has also created :30 and :15 Memorial Day PSAs. Both the show and PSAs can be downloaded HERE

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Chris Jagger & Tara Take Mornings At Rebranded 102.9 Now/Dallas; Formerly KDMX

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Dallas announced today that KDMX has been renamed 102.9 Now, effective immediately. 102.9 Now reflects the station’s ongoing evolution to embrace the targeted audience and play more current music programming. 102.9 Now will also feature Chris Jagger as the new morning show co-host for Jagger and Tara in the Morning. Jagger is a radio veteran with a variety of on-air hosting experience including previous roles as morning show host for 102.1 The Edge is Dallas and Q102 in Philadelphia. “102.9 Now is more reflective of the station’s current musical position which focuses heavily on artists such as Gotye, Rihanna, Katy Perry and The Wanted,” said Patrick Davis, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Dallas.

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Hall of Fame's Landau Calls Summer's Non-Induction An Error

“There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" - Jon Landau

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– Perhaps no one better defined the disco era than the glamorous and wonderfully talented Donna Summer Sudano. Sadly, yesterday it was learned the the 63 yr. old singer had succumbed to lung cancer. Her songs "I Feel Love," “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls,” “Hot Stuff,” “Last Dance” and “She Works Hard for the Money” packed the dance floors and charts in the ’70s and into the '80's. But her “Love to Love You Baby” in 1975, which featured erotic vocals sung while lying on her back on the studio floor with the lights out, is what got the attention of Neil Bogart's Casablanca. She then created a disco version resulting in a 17-minute single which contained more than 20 simulated orgasms. All Access' President/Publisher Joel Denver remembers her well: "..I was programming 96X/Miami when Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" was released ... it went to #1 in the clubs in a nanosecond and a star was born. A truly wonderful artist and person that I'd had the pleasure of meeting and hanging with from time to time," said Denver. Soon after her death was reported, Jon Landau, the chairman of the nominating committee at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issued a statement saying it was unfortunate that the hall had never inducted her. “There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” Mr. Landau wrote. “Regrettably, despite being nominated on a number of occasions, our voting group has failed to recognize her ... an error I can only hope is finally and permanently rectified next year.”

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Lil' Kim Goes Off On Nicki Minaj With Power 105.1's Breakfast Club [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– It appears Lil' Kim has a serious beef with Nicki Minaj. All you have to do is bring up the reigning rap queen's name and feel the tension. When DJ Envy of Power 105.1 New York asked Kim about the situation on yesterday's show, she quickly snapped: "How come when I come up here you want to ask me these questions, but ya'll don't never ask her?" From there she went on to suggest how Minaj had cop'd her sound. According to Kim, she was going to sign with Cash Money, the same label that launched Nicki into stardom. "Me and Slim (CM CEO Ronald "Slim" Williamswere) were friends for four years, and we decided that we were going to go into business together ... I was getting ready to be partners with them." Kim later claimed that Nicki recorded a song called 'Automatic,' which was very similar to a song she played for Slim of the same name. "The problem with her is she was very catty with it. I never had a problem with her — I was always, always nice with her, always. She was a very obnoxious person, but I was always nice with her." She also referred to Minaj as overrated and, well let's just say there tends to be some issues between them. Charlamagne Tha God tried taking up for Minaj saying she had always spoken highly of Kim, but she wasn't buying it. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE (go to second audio in cue)

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Paul Koffy To Start The Day For Buz'n 102.9 Minneapolis

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– Paul Koffy has been named as morning show host at CBS Radio's KMNB in Minneapolis as announced yesterday by Mick Anselmo, Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS Radio Minneapolis. Koffy, who grew up in Osceola, Wisconsin, was most recently on-air doing mornings at KPLX in Dallas. Along the way, he has had stops in Salt Lake City, Tampa, Atlanta, as well as voice tracking throughout the entire Southeast. Among his many accomplishments, Koffy has been honored with a Country Music Association Award for Personality of the Year. "I am beyond thrilled to be joining the crew at BUZ'N! We've got an awesome team at every level, and I am thankful and cannot wait to contribute," said Koffy.

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Delilah To Host 10th Annual Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Benefit

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– Premiere Network's syndicated radio host Delilah will serve as the host at this year’s 10th annual Dream and Promise Awards Benefit to support the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation which help kids worldwide with brain and spinal cord tumors and cancer. This year's event in New York will honor Peter C. Phillips, M.D., with the Pioneer Award for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. He is Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Robert J. Hariri, M.D., Ph.D., Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics with the Fred J. Epstein, M.D. Lifetime Achievement Award. The 10th annual Dream and Promise Awards Benefit, produced by Charlotte C. Simon Productions, is the signature fundraising event for the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation. Funds raised support the organization’s program and education efforts including its new Survivorship Program and helps fund research to advance treatment and progress toward cures. Delilah’s reaches nearly nine million weekly listeners on more than 200 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.

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Facebook Goes Public And Bono Has More Than A Billion Reasons To Celebrate

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– While we continue to read with total envy how over 1000 people will likely become instant millionaires following Facebook's stock's initial trading, one story made us drool. According to Spinner, as a result of the offering, Bono will likely become World's Richest Musician. Reportedly, he'll move ahead of Paul McCartney as the Irish pop-star owns 2.3 percent of the Facebook shares after having purchased them at $90 million in 2009. Now that the company is worth over $100 billion, this means Bono will now be worth more than $1.5 billion. Poor McCartney is just barely over a billion.

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MSBC XXIV HOTEL ALERT: LAST CHANCE FOR SPECIAL RATES

THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST 2012 –– If you attended last year's Morning Show Boot Camp at The Fabulous Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach, you know it's unlike any hotel that ever hosted a radio event. The photo above shows just one of four incredible pools, tons of restaurants and bars both nearby and in the hotel. And, of course, it comes to our attendees at an amazingly low conference room rate that far below its usual rate. As in years past, a special block of these rooms are put aside for our attendees, unfortunately, once they're gone, there's no guarantee you'll either get a room or offered the special rate. For this purpose we're making you aware that this very limited block of rooms are going quickly and we STRONGLY URGE you book your room(s) now to avoid missing out on both the special rate and location. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM* *Cancellation Policy Applies.

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Swift Pledges $4 Million To Education Center At Country Music Hall of Fame

Swift's gift is the largest capital contribution by an individual artist in the museum's 45-year history


THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– Radio peeps love Taylor Swift, and here's another reason to love her even more. The six-time Grammy Award winner has pledged $4 million to fund a new education center at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The more than 7,500-square foot space, which will encompass parts of two floors and feature three classrooms and a state-of-the-art children's exhibit gallery, is scheduled to open in early 2014. Swift's gift is the largest capital contribution by an individual artist in the museum's 45-year history, prompting the museum to name the new space the Taylor Swift Education Center. The gift was made in conjunction with Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here, the capital campaign that will finance the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet. Swift has for years been a generous supporter of the museum, performing for the institution's 2007 All for the Hall New York, 2009 We're All for the Hall and 2010 All for the Hall Los Angeles benefits. She has also loaned the museum dresses, stage costumes and instruments for display; a free-standing, Taylor Swift multimedia exhibit has been one of the museum's most popular attractions since its debut in May, 2010.

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Larry King Is Coming Back

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– With news of CNN facing its worst ratings in 15 years, guess who's coming back? Yup, Larry King, but it won't be to CNN. According to Access Hollywood, the 78 yr. old talker said Thursday that his talk show will resume this summer on the new digital network Ora.TV. “Larry King Now” will mark the beginning of Ora.TV which is financed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Reportedly, King was antsy to jump on the political conventions coming this summer. He told AH he expected the show to be similar to “Larry King Live,” which aired on CNN for 25 years and that he's bringing back most of his former production staff. King said he really missed doing the show. Ora.TV wants to appeal to a younger crowd as well who'll be more likely to tune in a digital network. In fact, King will air a skit that will be available on the website Funny or Die next week. Stay tuned listings and availabilities in your area

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Bublé The DJ: Michael Buble Lands Australian Radio Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– Everyone whose had the native Canadian singer on their shows will quickly tell you he loves radio. In fact, following his stint on the UK's Magic 105.4's network last year he picked a Sony Radio Academy Award, one of Britain's top radio honores. Now comes word that he's joining a smoothfm station in Australia. According to The Daily Star, he says, “This is a match made in heaven. Smoothfm is supporting my music, so I’m thrilled to be jumping on board to be part of the station launches. I love Australia and I look forward to seeing you when I’m next down.” Buble will handle an hour-long Saturday morning show, which will debut later this month and last for six weeks.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Chad Valentine Adds Y100 To Local Duties; Susan Wise Crosses To WFEZ Miami

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2012 –– Y100, Miami’s Hit Music Station has announce that Chad Valentine has been named Assistant Program Director and Music Director, effective June 6, 2012. Valentine will continue to host afternoons on West Palm Beach’s WLDI Wild 95.5 from 4-8:00 p.m. In his new role, Valentine will oversee Y100’s daily operations and programming. He most recently served as Program Director for Wild 95.5 in West Palm Beach. Valentine joined Clear Channel Media and Entertainment West Palm Beach as an evening on-air host in August 2004. During his tenure with Clear Channel West Palm Beach he also served as Music Director and Assistant Program Director. “Developing my career at Wild 95.5 has been deeply rewarding --- Across town, Susan Wise, who's handled mornings at Lite 101.5/Miami for the last 15 years, is heading across town to Easy 93.1.

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Layoffs Follow In Wake Of WFNX-FM Boston Sale

Staff Reduced From 21 to 4, Including 1 Part-Timer

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– It was news that rocked the Boston area yesterday as longtime area rocker WFNX was purchased by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Following the sale, its staff of 21 was quickly downsized to 4, including 1 part-timer. The foursome, including PD Paul Driscoll, will keep the station running until the sale is finalized. Stephen M. Mindich, founder of station owner Phoenix Media/Communications Group, wrote in an emotionally charged memo: “Despite its celebrated history, its cutting edge programming, its tradition of breaking new music, its ardent fans among listeners and advertisers, for some time it has been difficult to sustain the station -- especially since the start of the Great Recession ... And that is why the station is being sold." Among the casualties included longtime News Director Henry Santoro (shown), Asst. MD/midday Julie Kramer and Morning host D-Tension. Max Tolkoff, owner of XPD Promotions who programmed the station twice in the past, told Michael Stern in a Billboard piece, that operators like Mindich are becoming extinct due to the industry's de-regulation in 1993: "We may never see the ability of an ordinary American citizen to own a radio station ever again."

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REALITY CHECK: Seacrest Tops Hollywood Reporter's 50 Most Powerful In Reality TV

Tops X Factor's Simon Cowell At # 8

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– What a few weeks it's been for uber media star, Ryan Seacrest. First, he inks a new deal with NBCUniversal for mega-millions and, among other duties, will now be involved on The Today Show, plus do reports from the Olympics. A few days later it was reported he'll re-up with Clear Channel for another two years at $15 million a year. Then, as Jockline Daily told you yesterday, he's buying Ellen DeGeneres 9,200 Sq. Ft. Hollywood Estate for $37 Million. If this weren't enough, this week he made Forbe's top 30 list of entertainment's wealthiest and most powerful. Could there be more? Yes, now The Hollywood Reporter has perched him atop this year's Reality TV's, 50 Most Powerful List. And added bonus here may have been his topping of former AI judge and producer, Simon Cowell, who comes in at #8. Did we mention that KIIS/LA is also enjoying some of its best ratings ever? READ THR ARTICLE HERE

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Howard Dean Radio Interview Cut Short Following Auto Collision [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Former Vermont Governor and Democratic Party Presidential candidate Howard Dean was in Montreal on Wednesday discussing the presidential race. While en route to one of his stops, he rang up CJAD/Montreal's Aaron Rand Show. As luck would have it, the interview suddenly took on the tone of a news story as Dean's cab was struck by another vehicle. As you'll hear, they were chatting away when all of a sudden there's a huge thump in the background. Rand didn't pick it up at first, but once Dean explained that he had been struck by another car, the host quickly asked: "Are you okay?" To which Dean assured him that he and everyone else were okay. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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PENDOLA: Spoken-Word Almost Solely The Future of Terrestrial Radio

"A place will always exist for traditional radio. What I envision, however, is a product that delivers, almost solely, spoken-word formats -- sports, talk, all-news, etc. -- on the FM band.

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Caution: before you click the link below, you may not like the headline. According to blogger Rocco Pendola, following yesterday's release by Pandora, he writes in The Street: "Unless you're doing something truly unique and compelling on terrestrial radio, Pandora just served you the proverbial papers ... We will look back on May 16, 2012, as the day Pandora -- and Internet radio in general -- rendered terrestrial radio, on a grand scale, obsolete." Pendola added: "I add "by and large" because a place will always exist for traditional radio. What I envision, however, is a product that delivers, almost solely, spoken-word formats -- sports, talk, all-news, etc. -- on the FM band ... Great personalities and tightly packaged presentations of information will always find sizable audiences, particularly if the terrestrial companies continue to embrace multi-platform delivery and scale back on physical properties. Expect to see terrestrial radio broadcasters shed physical stations and broadcast towers like big box retail now races to decrease square footage in feeble attempts to counter Amazon.com's dominance." Yesterday, Pandora announced that Triton Digital will measure Pandora's audience with the new Triton Webcast Metrics, a market-specific version of Triton's national Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform. READ ARTICLE HERE

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Heart Radio Top 10 Million Registered Users In 8 Months

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced iHeartRadio digital radio platform has reached 10 million registered users, a milestone reached in only eight months – faster than all other popular entertainment and communication platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Spotify and Instagram. Registered users are only a percentage of iHeartRadio’s overall listeners, since registration is only required for the Custom Station feature. The iHeartRadio digital platform brings incremental listening to Clear Channel’s 237 million monthly listeners, the largest audience of any media outlet in the U.S.  Broadcast stations continue to dominate listenership, accounting for 98 percent of Clear Channel’s overall listening, and iHeartRadio provides yet another platform for Clear Channel listeners to access their favorite radio stations, Custom Stations and non-audio content. The entire iHeartRadio network had more than 45 million monthly digital uniques in April.

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Disco Demolition Still Rated Top All-Time Sport's Rant

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– For those who follow baseball, you likely aware of Toronto infielder Brett Lawrie's recent meltdown after a bad call. Not only did he lose it, but ended up tossing his batting helmet at the plate umpire. This brought to mind many other sport's rants, including KC's George Brett's infamous pine-tar implosion in 1983. But, according to Seattle PI, none ranks higher than 1979's Disco Demotion at Chicago's Comiskey Park. July 12 to be exact. A warm Thursday night where the hometown White Sox were scheduled to play a twi-night doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. As the national disco backlash was going into high gear, Chicago's Steve Dahl turned "Disco Sucks" into it unofficial rally cry. The rest, as they say, is history. SEE ALL THE TOP RANTS HERE


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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Moyles To Play King Herod in Superstar

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Chris Moyles, the self-claimed savior of BBC Radio 1, will play the villain King Herod in the stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Chris will make his debut in the Andrew Lloyd Webber production when it goes on tour around the UK later this year. Also in the cast will be former Spice Girl Mel C and Olivier Award-winning comic and musician Tim Minchin, but the search for Jesus goes on. The tour will call at London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Nottingham and Sheffield during September and October.

Absolute to broadcast Coldplay Gig Live - Coldplay’s first London date of their latest UK tour will be broadcast live by Absolute Radio next month. The band will also feature on a special edition of Geoff Lloyd’s Hometime Show which will come from backstage at Arsenal Football Club’s Emirates Stadium on 1st June. Geoff will also be giving away tickets for the sold-out gig in the days leading up to the concert. The band will talk to Geoff on his show from 5pm, with their performance going out live on the station at 9pm. The gig is part of Absolute Radio’s summer of live music coverage from festivals including Isle of Wight, Hard Rock Calling, Cornbury, Latitude and 80s Rewind.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach Him Here

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Jessica McVay-Kershner Joins Dawson McAllister Live

To Serve As On Air Co-Host/Internet Radio Coordinator

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Dawson McAllister LIVE has added Jessica McVay-Kershner to its radio team effective immediately as On Air Co-Host and Internet Radio Coordinator. Her role will see her joining Dawson on-air each Sunday night beginning in June to lend a voice to the listener comments and interaction happening in real-time on Dawson’s social networks. During the week, Jessica will be interacting with followers of Dawson and responding to those seeking his advice and/or help, and will direct all social media efforts for all Dawson McAllister terrestrial and internet radio programming. In her role, she will also be the Program Director of Dawson’s new internet radio channel launching soon. Regarding her contributions to the Programming Team, Executive Producer Wes “McCain” Crafton added, “Jessica (daughter of Cumulus Media's Mike McVay) has been schooled her entire life on radio, and I recognized her natural abilities and unshakable passion for what we do the very first time I met her. Jessica joins Dawson McAllister LIVE from her role as President of Social Media at McVay/Cook & Associates. She can be reached at jkershner@thehopeline.com

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Mitch Albom Pens New Book "The Time Keeper"

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Another day, another book being launched by a radio host. This time it's the longtime 760 WJR/Detroit radio host and highly successful author, Mitch Albom whose publisher, Hyperion, announced they’ll be publishing "The Time Keeper" by Albom on August 28. Albom's newest novel centers around the inventor of the world's first clock who is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time. This marks Albom's first novel in six years from Albom, who originally struck literary gold in 1997 with Tuesdays with Morrie, a memoir about the death of his friend and mentor, teacher Morrie Schwartz. Read More Here

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Mike Hammond Joins WCYQ Knoxville; Pat James Takes PD Reigns For Connoisseur Wichita

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Longtime WIVK PD Mike Hammond has been named Program Director of Journal Broadcast Group's Country WCYQ-FM/Knoxville. He follows Paul Orr who is now with WZZK-FM/Birmingham ------Connoisseur Media has appointed Pat James as PD of 97.1 BOB FM and KVWF-FM/100.5 The Wolf- Wichita. James was most recently co-host on WIL-FM/St. Louis with The Cornbread Show.

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Sablan Throws Out First Pitch In Padre's Win Over Dodgers

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– Looks like it's been a big week for KYXY/San Diego's Little Tommy Sablan, executive producer of the Jeff & Jer' show. First, he emcees an event for Idol's Jessica Sanchez's return trip to Chula Vista. Then yesterday, he got to throw out the first pitch in the San Diego's day game with their rival Los Angeles Dodgers. From the sound of the headline, you'd think he got the win started for them, however that could be a stretch. We wrote to him early this morning to see if he threw a strike and, so far, no response. Either way, you know how superstitious athletes are, so don't be surprised to see Tommy back out on the mound for another day game. Final score Padres 4, Dodgers 2.

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Ad Large Media To Rep' Series of Radio Programs With Jeff Craig Sixty Second Productions


THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2012 –– AdLarge Media has entered into an advertising sales agreement to represent the highly popular series of short-form entertainment programs from Jeff Craig’s Sixty Second Productions: Sixty Second Preview, Video Viewer and Sixty Second CD.
Combined, the three features reach more than 20 million listeners per week on more than 250 major radio stations nationwide, including 46 of the Top 50 markets and all of the Top 25. “We are thrilled to be working with Jeff and his team at Sixty Second Productions. This is incredible inventory that has been coveted by leading national advertisers for more than 35 years,” noted Gary Schonfeld, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AdLarge Media. “Sixty Second Productions’ inventory is heard on multiple stations in most of the Top 10 and Top 25 markets. And that kind of inventory is very difficult for advertisers to find these days.”

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955 Detroit's Mojo Draws Kudos From Howard Stern [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– Following Monday night's debut of Howard Stern on NBC's America's Got Talent, Detroit's NBC TV affiliate blew a call into 955's Mojo for his thoughts on Stern's performance. Mojo was most complimentary saying "I think he saved the show. I really do. If you're the producers of American Idol you are now upset that you didn't hire him to replace Simon Cowell." When asked about how Stern will do once the show goes live (it's currently taped), Mojo was quick to say that no one probably knows more about FCC rules than Stern and that he's a professional and will be finel. Well, less than an hour later, guess who was playing this clip on the air? Yup, Howard Stern on his Sirius XM Satellite radio show. Following its airing, Stern says "Kudos to Mojo. We love Mojo." As a footnote, while a number of news sites spent Tuesday pointing out the AGT saw smaller ratings compared to last year's open, it should be noted this year's premiere opened against its most daunting competition ever, including DWTS's season finals. Following last night's disappointing dump of Maria Menounos (are they out of their minds?), we can only guess how this plays out in next week's ratings. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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BJ SHEA: Using Radio Hosts On Shows Like AGT A Perfect Fit [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– In yet another reason to join Fred Jacob's "Radio Like You've Never Seen It" segment at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp, KISW/Seattle's BJ Shea fully believes video is a perfect match for great radio. Case in point, Howard Stern's new judge post on AGT. When asked by Seattle's KING 5 about Monday night's first outing by Stern, BJ says "He's a great entertainer. He knows who he's broadcasting to and will go right to the edge of whomever he's talking to." Nice piece from the newscaster, but Jockline Daily wonders when our buds on the tube will quit referring to all outspoken radio hosts as "SHOCK" jocks. That aside, we love the fact that they seem to have finally gotten comfortable reaching out to radio peeps. You can join BJ and his crew at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp in Miami where he'll likely weigh in on this and other topics further. WATCH VIDEO

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Ustream Partners With Courtside Entertainment In Live 'Loveline' Web Content Arrangement

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– Ustream Inc. has announced a partnership with Courtside Entertainment Group to offer exclusive live streaming video of Loveline, in addition to its current radio lineup. In addition to being live on Ustream, all of the Loveline affiliates will have access to the embedded Ustream player for fans to view and interact with video content on their Website. “By partnering with Ustream to offer a video component of Loveline, we are able to provide fans with more access and interaction than ever before,” said Katie Walsh, vice president of Courtside Entertainment Group. “We look forward to extending our reach and providing fans with more ways to connect with Loveline through Ustream.” Loveline is live on Ustream Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. PT. The show has recently featured celebrity guests such as Katie Perry, Cee Lo Green, Dave Grohl, Incubus, Linkin Park, Moby and Joseph Gordon Levitt, to name a few. Starting as a radio show in 1983, the goal of Loveline’s call-in question-and-answer model is to help listeners with relationship, sexuality and problems related to substance abuse and other addictions.

 

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The Moby Network Comes to Cumulus Media Along With New Affiliate

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– The Moby Network recently transitioned to the Cumulus Media Network for their program delivery, and as a result added WSGA-FM, Savannah GA. Joel Widdows, OM, said," We are very excited about launching Moby. He's a great talent and when we found out he was available on our XDS receiver on the Cumulus Network, it was a no brainer for us. We launched the show with ease, and he is so fabulous to work with." Moby was recently inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame and the Country Radio Hall of Fame.

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Bristol Stomps Into Rhode Island's Radio Hall of Fame With Consultant Berkowitz

Enter Providence HOF With Consultant Gary Berkowitz Who Gave Him His First Job In Radio

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– Lifetime Providence resident Tony Bristol reached another milestone last week as he was tapped to enter the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame. According to The Breeze, Bristol, who's real name is named Anthony Pescarino, first became fascinated with radio after meeting a local jock, Mike Sands, at his junior high-school dance. Fast forward three decades later, he's now both program director at 92 PRO-FM and Lite Rock 105 where he handles afternoon drive. "I just wanted to work at 92 PRO-FM," Bristol told the Breeze. "That was my goal." Joining Bristol in this year's Hall of Fame is consultant Gary Berkowitz, the man who gave him his first radio job and who still consults the station 40 years later. Berkowitz gets credit for renaming it 92 PRO-FM back in the mid-1970s. He also gave Pescarino the name Tony Bristol. Bristol County, MA., represents a large portion of 92 PRO-FM's listening area.

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SUCH A DEAL: Seacrest Buys DeGeneres Estate For $37 Million

Original Asking Price Was $60 Million

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– Proving once again it's a buyer's market, media behemoth, Ryan Seacrest, apparently more room Julianne Hough's shoes, so he reportedly as plopped down a cool $37 million for Ellen DeGeneres’s Beverly Hills estate for $37 million. According to The Wall Street Journal, it was listed last fall for $49 million but Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi had originally shopped it last year for $60 million. And because you want to know, the main house features 9,200-square-feet and includes three guest houses. And in case you're looking for a similar deal, as we mentioned last month, Seacrest has his LA home up for sale for only $12 million. PHOTO: Westside Estate Agency

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Ellen Sells Home And Picks Up Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– It's only fair to follow Ryan Seacrest' home purchase story with special news from seller. Ellen DeGeneres. Yesterday, in addition to picking up $37 million for her home, she was also honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. According to The LA Times, she was selected for the honor by the Kennedy Center, including original 1998 honoree Richard Pryor, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Fey and Steve Martin. In an released statement, she said, "It's such an honor to receive the Mark Twain Prize ... To get the same award that has been given to people like Bill Cosby, Tina Fey and Will Ferrell, it really makes me wonder ... why didn't I get this sooner?" DeGeneres will accept the award Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C. Of note, Ellen and wife Portia (de Rossi) won't be homeless following the sale of her home. The couple picked up Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Malibu home in December

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Over 10,000 Turn Out For Self's 19th Annual Workout With Duran's Monaro As Emcee

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– Elvis Duran and the Morning Show Co-Host Danielle Monaro was the celebrity emcee for SELF Magazine’s 19th Annual Workout in The Park over Mother’s Day weekend. The sold-out event took place in Central Park in NYC, with proceeds going to Cancer and Careers and The Conservation Fund. With Dolvett Quince, star trainer from the hit TV show Biggest Loser, Monaro also participated in the fitness classes throughout the course of the day. Monaro, said on air after the event, “It was unbelievable…over 10,000 people showed up! I think all of them were listeners. Let me tell you, I could not feel my body the next morning because that’s how hard I worked out.” Monaro also works with the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the health and quality of life for children with special needs.

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HE DID IT!! The Bobby Bones Show's Ray Breaks Fist Pumping World Record [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily has been nervously covering for the last two days, The Bobby Bones Show producer Ray set out to break the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent fist pumping, and after 17 hours and 15 minutes, he is the new record holder. Yesterday, Ray told listeners on Austin’s 96.7 KISS-FM he was confident he could break the 17-hour record set May 11 by James Peterson of Akron, Ohio.  From 7 p.m. CT last night until 12:15 p.m. CT today, listeners and fans cheered Ray on via the show’s Facebook page and by Tweeting. After reaching his goal, Ray stated: “My arm hurts, but it was awesome!” Bones added, “Ray loves to fist pump outside of the show, so I thought he’d like to do it during the show. We had multiple news outlets show up, and Ray is now making his first national media appearance tomorrow morning on FOX Sports Radio. As crazy as it sounds, this was quite the athletic achievement. Bones told Jockline Daily, "It got written about at Time magazine; had 60k people watch on our JustinTV and 7 news stations were here to cover it, plus it was covered nationally on Fox Sports Radio this morning...” WATCH HIS ACHIEVEMENT HERE

 


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FEELING PRETTY: KBBY's Bo Jaxon Celebrates Women's Pantyhose Day In High Fashion

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– The last time Jockline Daily featured PD Morning Man Bo Jaxon of KBBY Oxnard/Ventura in a story, he was wearing women's heels .... uhhh, just sayin.' For the record, he's married to a lovely women and is every bit "the man" but yesterday, he wanted to know why women always seem to complain about one thing and one thing only….pantyhose. He just couldn't understand why. He personally thinks they are very sexy and enjoys them (well taking them off anyway). So on National Nylon Pantyhose Day, he just couldn't resist the urge to try them out!! Much to the pain in people’s eyes, he did and somehow succeeded to get them on! “After 4 hours of wearing them he told Jockline Daily "I have now tapped out and MAJOR props to women for wearing these things throughout the day!” Let’s just hope he found all the support he needed. You're likely to RUN into Bo at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp in Miami. Let's hope there's not a women's bikini day during that weekend.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Longo, Walker & Gory Tapped For Mornings At KFOG/San Francisco; Turner & McCoy Take Mornings at 93.7 Shreveport

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2012 –– World Class Rock KFOG/San Francisco has named veteran talent Tony Longo, Melanie Walker (shown) and Greg Gory to its morning line-up. Longo whose past stints have included Dallas and Detroit, joins Walker who arrives from The Current in Minneapolis. Gory, formerly of Live 105's morning show in SF, has been part of KFOG since 2011. ------ Kiss Country 93.7/Shreveport PD/PMD Gary McCoy has teamed with former midday host Tracy Turner for the "Turner and McCoy" morning show. They follow Big D and Bubba who exit after 11 year run.

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Slain New Jersey Radio Host Laid To Rest

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– Popular New Jersey radio host, businesswoman and veteran's activist, April Kauffman, was laid to rest yesterday in Margate, NJ. She was found murdered last Thursday in the bedroom of her Linwood home which she shared with her husband Dr. James Kauffman. WIBG 1020 co-host Arther Gropper, aka King Arthur Gropper, told CBS/Philly: “I think everyone is just wondering what happened.” Kauffman was his co-host during his Wednesday afternoon show. The station re-aired last Wednesday’s show in her memory. "I’m just devastated,” said Gropper. As Jockline Daily reported last Friday, a worker at the home made the discovery called police around 11:30 a.m. The type of gun used and whether it was recovered has not been revealed. No arrest has been made yet in the investigation.

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Miranda Lambert Slams Eric Church's TV Competition Show's Comments [AUDIO]

He Flat Out Insulted My Husband

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– Singer Eric Church is still catching flak following comments in a Rolling Stone Interview where he downplayed television musical competition shows. As Jockline Daily reported last week (JD 5/9), in a recent interview on WSIX-FM/Nashville's Billy Greenwood Show, he said he had since apologized to Lambert, a former contestant. But apparently those wounds haven't completely healed. Yesterday, while appearing on KKWF/Seattle's Fitz Show, when asked if things have indeed been patched up, Lambert replied: "He totally offended so many people and so many artists not only in his genre but other genres and kinda flat out insulted my husband (Blake Shelton). "...it was just a stupid comment. It's not like he really needed to make that point. As far as these types of shows, Fitz asked if aspiring artists should try getting on these types of shows, she snapped back "Hell yeah!" LISTEN TO AUDIO PHOTO: Melanie Dunea/CPI

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Limbaugh Takes Home Bronze In Missouri

"Rush Babes For America" Tops Media Matter's near 4-yr. "likes" total in less than a week

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– While fellow host Mark Davis filled in on yesterday's Rush Limbaugh Show, El Rushbo was spending the day in his home state of Missouri where he was quietly inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. According to KSDK-TV, Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, alerted media statewide less than half an hour before the ceremony's scheduled start time at 1 p.m. Tilley apparently wanted to avoid a public spectacle amid the surrounding controversy of his selection. Women's rights groups have gotten more than 35,000 signatures on petitions opposing the plan to induct Rush Limbaugh who claimed Limbaugh disrespected women when he described a Georgetown law student in February in derogatory terms. Limbaugh later apologized for his language. Along with the induction comes a large bronze bust (shown) which costs around $10,000 to make. Limbaugh joins other famous Missourians such as Mark Twain, newsman Walter Cronkite, game show host Bob Barker and President Harry Truman. His day brought other good news as well. According to The Daily Caller, in less than a week since its launch, his “Rush Babes for America” Facebook page has accumulated more “likes” than the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America’s Facebook page has accumulated in just under four years. As of Monday evening, MMFA’s Facebook had 57,687 “likes.” “Rush Babes for America” Facebook page — had topped 60,483 “likes.” Limbaugh’s group was open for public viewing on Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Photos courtesy of Tim Bommel

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Dennis Miller and Adam Carolla Team For Live Stage Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– Dial Global’s national talker Dennis Miller welcomed Adam Carolla, comedian and author of “Not Taco Bell Material,” on the show yesterday for a special announcement. On Nov. 16, the two of them will perform together for the first time at a live stage show at City National Grove in Anaheim, Calif. Tickets go on sale this Friday. A fan of Carolla’s work ethic and ingenuity, Miller told him, “You know what I think about the way your mind works – it’s genius.” The Dennis Miller Show, Syndicated by Dial Global, is heard on more than 300 radio stations, including 24 of the top 25 markets.

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Robin Quivers To Undergo Tests For Cancer

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– While most of the country was focused on Howard Stern's first appearance last night as a judge on TV "America's Got Talent," his longtime radio co-host, Robin Quivers, caused news of her own by announcing on yesterday's show that she's is undergoing tests to determine whether or not she has cancer. According to The Examiner, Quivers told listeners she made the discovery this weekend while she was attending a wedding in Pittsburgh. She said she woke up in the middle of the night and found that she was completely unable to urinate. After undergoing a CAT scan, doctors found a grapefruit-sized growth pressing on her bladder that will be tested for cancer. On yesterday's show she arrived wearing a catheter. She joked: So, if you see me--I'm peeing." Joking aside, she said “It could be something not so bad. It could be really bad....Hopefully it's something that can just be cut out." Quivers has co-hosted with Stern for over 30 years.

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Ted Williams Teams With Best Selling Writer, Bret Witter, On New Book "A Golden Voice"

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– Hard to believe it's been nearly a year and half since Ted Edwards, the former jock, turned homeless man, showed up on YouTube and became an overnight world sensation. Shortly afterward, he appeared on WNCI's Dave & Jimmy Show and was offered a slew of opportunities, made numerous TV appearances, only to lose most of them in short order following various failings. Now, several months later, with the help of faith, hard work and humility, he's back with a new book: "A Golden Voice." According to The Courier Journal, best-selling Louisville author Bret Witter has teamed with Williams to write journey to salvation. Williams was on the Today show yesterday and appeared on Piers Morgan last night.

 

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Michael Baisden Releases Sixth Book: "Maintenance Man II"

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– In addition to being one of the most influential and engaging personalities in radio, Michael Baisden also boast a successful track record as an author. Following his best selling "God's Gift to Women," and "Do Men Know What They Want," he's now launched his sixth book:"Maintenance Man II: Money, Politics and (S)ex ...Everyone Has A Price" Baisden raises his own bar, delivering an explosive political romance thriller that mixes (s)ex and politics with volatile flair. In "Maintenance Man II: Money, Politics and (S)ex...Everyone Has A Price" Baisden builds upon the saga of his former main character, Malcolm Tremell, a gigolo who first came to life in Baisden's 1999 release "The Maintenance Man." All of Baisden's books, including "Maintenance Man II: Money, Politics & (s)ex...Everyone Has A Price" can be purchased at Target stores and Amazon.com For more information on Michael Baisden, go to http://www.BaisdenLive.com

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Megan & Liz Top iHeart Radio's Rising Star Competition

To perform at 2012 iHeart Music Festival in September

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Macy’s announced that Megan & Liz have won the inaugural Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Campaign. Megan & Liz will perform alongside pop music’s biggest stars at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 21 and 22. The Nashville-based duo Megan & Liz, 19-year-old fraternal twins, have generated over 150 million YouTube views, a spot on Billboard’s Social 50, and sold over 200,000 singles. Megan & Liz have performed with such artists as Hot Chelle Rae, Gym Class Heroes and Demi Lovato, and come September, they’ll have the opportunity to open the iHeartRadio Music Festival. More than two million votes were cast by Clear Channel radio listeners, iHeartRadio fans and Macy’s shoppers across the country – including some of music’s biggest names like Will.i.am, Pitbull, David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias and Randy Jackson – for their favorite up-and-coming artist in the online competition. The celebrities helped spread the word by asking their Twitter followers to vote for their favorite band.

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HE'S STILL PUMPIN': The Bones Show, Ray, Has Less Than Four Hours To Go In Fist-Pumping World Record

Must Go Over 17 Hours And A Minute To Top Record

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– As Jockine Daily reported yesterday, the Premiere syndicated Bobby Bones Show affiliate producer, Ray (shown), thinks he can beat him by going over 17 hours! Last Friday, 34-year-old James Peterson of Akron, Ohio set a Guinness world record for longest consecutive time spent FIST PUMPING. James started fist pumping around the University of Akron sometime around 11:00 A.M. on Friday. He kept going for 17 straight hours, until 3:00 or 4:00 on Saturday morning. Ray's convinced he can top the record and as of 9:00 am et this morning, he had surpassed the 13 hr. mark. Anyone care to bet? CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE FEED

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Counting Crow's Adam Duritz: "BitTorrent Is The New Radio"

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2012 –– The group Counting Crows have sold more than 20 million albums and as they prepare to release four tracks from their new album for free on BitTorrent, Crows frontman Adam Duritz calls BitTorrent the new radio. In an interview with torrentfreak, Duritz says “I’ve been a big proponent of giving songs away for a long time,” says Duritz. And while he doesn’t endorse people simply taking stuff, he recognizes the good it can do for musicians. “I can dwell on the negatives, but I don’t want to miss out on the fact that there’s 150 million people who I can give songs to. You either treat it as just a money drain, like the record companies do. Or you can treat it as it actually is, which is a conduit, meaning it runs both ways ... You can either cry about it or make use of it. File-sharing is no different from the rest of the Internet, it is a tool that connects the entire world." READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

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20,000 Fans Join Jeff & Jer's Little Tommy To Welcome Idol's Jessica Sanchez Return Home To Chula Vista

American Idol camera crews filmed the event and will air this week on American Idol

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– Little Tommy Sablan from the Jeff and Jer Showgram on KyXy 96.5 in San Diego was given the honor to emcee the Jessica Sanchez Hero Homecoming for American Idol. The longtime Jeff and Jer producer was the logical choice by the family because Tommy's love and connection for Chula Vista. Tommy, along with Jessica, was born and raised in Chula Vista, California. Over 20,000 people showed up at Eastlake High School's football field on Saturday May 12th to welcome home Jessica Sanchez. The crowd arrived at 9am and waited for 2 full hours for Jessica to arrive. At 11:00 am when Jessica appeared on the field, the crowd cheered as the American Idol cameras were rolling as she strolled through the screaming crowd and on to the stage to await Tommy's greeting and questions. When asked what did she miss most about Chula Vista, she said, "The people. I miss the people!" Jessica performed "Try a Little Tenderness," and "I Will Always Love You - LISTEN HERE

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Dave & Jimmy Share Kimmy & Ray J Video With Their Moms On Mother's Day [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH 2012 –– As Jockline warned you last week, while most of us shared heartfelt cards, letters or flowers with our moms this past weekend, the syndicated Dave & Jimmy Show, piloted from WNCI/Columbus, decided their moms deserved something special. So, with a cue from the infamous grandma's watching the Kimmy/Ray J {s)ex video, D&J coerced their moms to give a watch. As the audio will suggest, for Jimmy's mom it took quite a bit of prompting, but in the end it sounds like it turned out to be a much BIGGER day than she every expected. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Move Over Danielle, 89.9's Mauler Presents 50 Shades of Red [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– It is the HOTTEST thing out there... Taking over the homes of millions of women. Twilight has NOTHING on this... housewives are losing their minds... and it makes Danielle Steele novels look PG in comparison. The erotic trilogy “50 Shades of Grey” has EXPLODED worldwide, and it has even captured Mauler and The Morning Hot Tub at The New HOT 89-9 inspiring them to create our own CONTRACT of Intent for only our most loyal and willing Hotties*. This Friday, they're going to select one contract during The Morning HOT Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni & Josie, and invite that Hottie to demonstrate their dedication and passion for The New HOT 89-9 live on the radio… plus they will take home one HOT and STEAMY prize (something so hot we can’t even mention it here…)*Eligibility open to females who are 18 years of age or older. Must be a resident of Ontario, and have not won a prize with The New HOT 89-9 within the past 30 days. READ CONTRACT HERE As an added treat, Mauler's mom was selected to read a page from "50 Shades of Grey" this morning LIVE on the air. As you can imagine, Mauler was utterly embarrassed and turned 50 SHADES OF RED! LISTEN HERE

 

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It Was Just A Matter Of 'TIME'

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– Some things are as predictable as night and day. Take Time magazine's controversial May Cover on breastfeeding. You knew within a nanosecond of its release, many of radio's top minds would quickly take to their computers for some instant fun and games. And as you can see, it's not all pretty. At left, Woody and Wilcox at WEND-FM/Charlotte asked if anyone would be man enough for the task. At right, looking way too pleased, is The Loop Chicago's Pete McMurray. These are just a couple of numerous renditions we received and we know your inboxes are filled with other examples. Our thanks for putting our spam filter to the test.

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UH OH: 93.7 The Bull's Remy Mistakes Brooklyn Decker For Kate Upton In Interview Fail [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– As you can see, Kate Upton and Brooklyn Decker have a lot in common. Unfortunately, steamy burger ads aren't one of them. Just ask Remy, of 93.7 The Bull/Cleveland Mason & Remy Show. On last Friday's show, Remy apparently confused super model and actress, Brooklyn Decker with swim model Kate Upton. Can you say AWKWARD???? Out promoting her new film "Battleship," he slides into Brooklyn's past role in her steamy Carl Jr's hamburger commercials, which, as you know, Upton did. This is where things kinda got weird. After the show when Remy realized his mistake, he quickly worked up a Brooklyn slam poem. CHECK OUT BOTH INTERVIEW AND POEM HERE

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Gooden & Staub Join WFAN's Rose & Roberts As Judges For Met's Banner Day

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– The New York Mets have named Mets Hall of Famers Dwight Gooden and Rusty Staub, and Sports Radio 66 WFAN radio personalities Howie Rose and Evan Roberts as judges for Banner Day on Sunday, May 27 prior to the 1:10 p.m. Mets-Padres game at Citi Field. In a Met's release, it says the judges will select three finalists and then fans texting at the ballpark and at home through Twitter and Facebook will decide the winning banner. The grand prize will be a trip for two to 2013 Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie. The Mets also announced guidelines for the return of Banner Day, a Mets tradition from 1963 to 1996 when fans of all ages paraded around the field with homemade banners that professed their love for the team. PHOTO: 1970/Mets

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Brace Yourself: 103.5 The Fox' Roger King Sings Back Stage With Sammy Hagar [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– Legendary artist Sammy Hagar and Chickenfoot played last week at Denver's Fillmore and while doing a little warm-up backstage he was joined by 103.5 The Fox' Roger King. Hager then, while chomping on an Apple, encouraged King to lead the band in their rehearsal. Uhhh, let's just say, Hagar's career is still safe. You'll notice in the audio link below, when he takes back the mic, he informs the audience "This is Hagar." While there, Hagar talked about his mom, the first song he ever learned and drummer Kenny Aronoff talks about playing for four presidents. King is, of course, Classic Rock 103/5 The Fox's Night Guy and Creative Services Director. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Martina McBride To Air 4-Hour Memorial Day Special

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– We're pleased to learn that Martina McBride will host a special Summer kickoff on Memorial Day. The Cumulus Media Networks feature is a 4-hour special that includes special guests along with lots of great music to help radio kick-off summer this Memorial Day weekend. For more details, contact Aaron Berger at Goldin Solutions aaron@goldinsolutions.com

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OFFICIAL: Dane Cook To Star As "Stern-Like" Radio Host In NBC's 'Next Caller"

THE MOUTH, MAY 14TH, 2012 –– All of a sudden, it appears TV has an all-new fascination with radio peeps. As Jockline Daily tipped you late last year, NBC has now given the official word that it's picking 6 episodes of 'Next Caller' starring Dane Cook as a "Howard Stern" style personality on satellite radio. According to Deadspin, The project, written by "Weeds" Stephen Falk, Lionsgate and Universal TV, is a comedy built around an alpha male jock (Cook) and his feminist co-host (Collette Wolfe) set in the studios of a satellite radio station.

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Stern Readies For Monday TV Debut; Rips Competing TV Judges [VIDEO]

Says Britney Spears Still Thinks The World Is Flat

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– To the surprise of... NO ONE, newly planted 'America's Got Talent' Judge, Howard Stern, took stage at The Friar's Club in New York yesterday and quickly went into swipe-mode against judges on other TV Talent shows. According to nj.com, he called out AI's Jennifer Lopez as one of the worst offenders for not really helping young talent. "I don't understand what she's doing there .. Listening to the judges' patter on "American Idol," he says, "You could throw up ... If I sit there in a beautiful dress and just tell them they're wonderful, they're not going to get anywhere. We've got to be honest," he said. And what about reports of newly appointed Britney Spears on "The X-Factor?" "Britney still thinks the world is flat," he says. "We're gonna tune in to see if she can sort of function." And what about him being on a panel with Spears and Lopez? "Trying to prop those two up? I'd be like a ventriloquist with two dummies." "America's Got Talent" premieres Monday night on NBC. WATCH VIDEOS

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New Jersey Talk Host/Veteran Activist Found Murdered

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– April Kauffman, a weekend talk host for Atlantic City Area's WOND Radio, was found dead in a bedroom of her Linwood NJ home from multiple gunshot wounds. According to The Press of Atlantic City, April, who was well known for her activism on veterans' issues, was found around 11:30 a.m. Thursday by a worker who called 911. Linwood police spent much of day going through Kauffman's home looking for clues. Friends and co-workers continue to grapple with who would kill the business owner and outspoken radio host who donated so much of her time to veterans affairs and improving the Atlantic County community. She had recently helped raise money for Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Snow, a father of five who was left severely handicapped after serving in Iraq. She had often raised money for various causes on her WOND-AM show. She also co-hosted on “The King Arthur Show” on WIBG, where co-host Arthur Gropper gave her the nickname “Blond Bombshell of the Airwaves” for her bubbly personality and tenacious support of veterans causes.

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Stars Turn Out For Ellen K's 2,471st Spot On Hollywood's Walk of Fame

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– Nice to see a radio peep bring out the celeb's in Hollywood. That's what happened yesterday as Ellen K, co-host of the top-rated 102.7 KIIS-FM morning show On Air with Ryan Seacrest and the Premiere Networks globally syndicated program of the same name, was honored with the 2,471st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Radio category earlier today. The ceremony, which took place in front of the W Hollywood Hotel, was emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler and featured guest speakers Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner of the E! Network hit show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' and actress Miranda Cosgrove. Pictured left to right in the attached photo: Miranda Cosgrove, Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner (top row), Leron Gubler, Ellen K, Tom Labonge (bottom row)

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Steve Harvey Joins Kimmel; Still Finds Time To Be Funny On The Radio [VIDEO]  

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– Top radio host, best-selling author, comedian and “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey made an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night. The multi-media star spoke about the continued box office success of his film “Think Like a Man” and the return of his book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” to the #1 spot on New York Times Best Sellers list . He explained, even though his final comedy show will be during the annual Hoodie Awards weekend on August 2nd, people can still hear him "be funny" on radio. On his final tour, Harvey told Kimmel: “Ya, I'll miss it...but I can't do all these things. I’ve got to let something go. I’ve got a radio show. I can be funny. You have me on every six years. I'll be funny. I'll squeeze in a couple dates here and there.”  WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Dennis Miller To Get Bolder & Fresher With Fox's Bill O’Reilly in NYC

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– On Saturday, Dial Global’s national talk radio star Dennis Miller and FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly will be in NYC for their Bolder & Fresher Tour at The Town Hall. This will be the duo’s 7th national live stage show. The format, as always, will involve each host doing a presentation, followed by a discussion of the day's issues. Upcoming shows are slated for June 22 in Indianapolis, June 23 in Chicago, and September 7 in Atlanta. As a regular weekly contributor for The O’Reilly Factor on the FOX News Channel, Miller appears in one of the show’s most popular segments, “Miller Time,” every Wednesday.

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Internet's Heidi & Frank Get Backing Of Nationally Acclaimed DUI Lawyer

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– Since their days at both KLSX-FM and KABC, attorney Myles L. Berman has been a big fan of talk hosts, Heidi & Frank. Yesterday he announced he has become a sponsor of internet talk radio The Heidi and Frank Show. Veterans of Los Angeles' radio scene, Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer (shown) of The Heidi and Frank Show claim more than 200,000 weekly viewers of the online show and 2.5 million monthly downloads, another example of the expanding internet radio market. Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney® Myles L. Berman® is a successful, aggressive DUI / Drunk Driving defense lawyer with a national reputation for successfully representing many of his clients charged with DUI / Drunk Driving in Southern California. Heidi and Frank air a live broadcast weekdays between 10am and noon, as well as podcasts of the show and can be found at http://www.heidiandfrank.com/

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MOVERS/WAKERS: KILT Houston Gets Wright; Taylor Scott Leaves The Ranch

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– Nick Wright (shown) joins John Lopez on CBS RADIO’s SportsRadio 610 weekdays from 6 – 10 AM. Wright currently hosts What’s Wright with Nick Wright on KCSP in Kansas City, Mo. In 2011, he was named Best Sports Personality, Best Radio Host, Best Sports Blogger, Best Twitter Follow and Best Sports Show by The Pitch, Kansas City’s weekly newspaper. In addition to his radio show, Wright is a regular TV contributor on KCTV/KSMO in Kansas City. Wright will be replacing Mark Vandermeer who will be taking a lead role in all the Houston Texans programming on SportsRadio 610 including; Texans Monday’s, Tuesday morning Texans Player Show, the new Texans All Access Show and special evening features and shows. ------------ Taylor Scott is leaving her co-host position at KFWR-FM/The Ranch Fort Worth. Co-host Justin Frazell will continue on a solo basis.

 

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FAR OUT: Envision Launches 'Paranormal 60 with Dave Schrader

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2012 –– The recent influx of paranormal movies and television shows invading the entertainment world has sparked an insatiable fascination with otherworldly topics that reach beyond our everyday reality. Envision Radio Networks® is excited to capture this intrigue for radio with Paranormal 60, the new daily 60 second exploration through the realms of the unexplained. Paranormal expert Dave Schrader takes listeners on a supernatural journey that probes such phenomena as mysterious alien and UFO sightings, encounters with elusive creatures known as Bigfoot and chupacabras, and, of course, ghostly visitations from the beyond. To stay grounded from the world of the unknown, Paranormal 60 marries unusual subject matter with current entertainment news in features that appeal to all listeners including “Celebrity Paranormal Reports” and “Sci-Fi/Horror Entertainment Updates”.

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Ellen K Finally Gets Her Day On Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Why Just A K? You can blame Jay Thomas for that one

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2012 –– Using any excuse possible to post a photo of the lovely Ellen K, longtime morning co-host of KIIS-FM/LA, Jockline Daily first tipped you back in April that she would be bestowed with her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on May 10th. Well, today has arrived and this morning Ellenwill be this year's only Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree from radio. She told Told Variety: "When I came to L. A. to be with Rick Dees, Jay Thomas was on the air competing with Rick. So I couldn't be Ellen Thomas. My middle initial is J for Jean and Ellen J. Thomas wasn't going to work. Rick said, 'Let's just go to K, the next letter in the alphabet.' So we did." She added, I learned so much from Rick," says Ellen. "He and his family were family, it was the most home I ever felt." In 2004 she remained as co-host to Seacrest following Dee's exit.

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'Watch What Happen's' Andy Cohen Thinks Travolta Rumors Are Probably True [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2012 –– Leave it to a radio interview to throw fuel on one of the hottest rumors sweeping the entertainment world. This involves two recent suits filed against actor, John Travolta, by a couple of masseurs who claim the mega star engaged in some self-pleasuring and grabbing while getting a massage. Travolta has since slammed both claims as total BS and, in the first suit, seems to have a pretty solid alibi to prove his innocence. That apparently wasn't enough for 'Watch What Happens Live's' Andy Cohen who rang up yesterday's syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show. Asked by Big All about the rumor, he said "Do I think he made the move on the masseur? I believe it's probably true. You get on a table, who knows what's going to happen. I feel bad for the guy," said Cohen. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Concert Goer Suing The Buzz/Houston Following Injuries From Large Male Surfer Drop

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2012 –– A female concert goer is suing 94.5 The Buzz/Houston claiming she suffered serious injuries when a crowd surfer fell on top of her. According to The Houston Chronicle, Sarah Standley filed a lawsuit last week, in the Harris County District Court against Clear Channel's KTBZ-FM The Buzz, citing negligence. The woman claims she sustained serious injuries in May during BuzzFest XXIV 2010 when the crowd dropped a heavy male surfer onto her. In her filing, she claims the defendant failed to control the crowd, which led to an unsafe concert experience. Listed as Court Case No. 2012-25385, This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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Victoria Secret Launches Internet Radio Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2012 –– Pretty soon, you may have to hide the radio, too. Victoria's Secret has just launched a campaign on Thefuture.fm
dubbed "Victoria's Secret Radio." The channel includes two dance mixes from DJ Lindsay Luv, (shown in white, center) a LA-based club jock who is promoting the brand via her Facebook and Twitter accounts. As shown in the photo, Luv with Victoria's Secret models is used as the DJ's cover photo on her Facebook Timeline. The lingerie company has also posted about the DJ mixes on its Facebook Timeline. The branded DJ channel will run indefinitely, according to Thefuture.fm, while the homepage ads will be up for a week. The overall campaign was inspired by a test that Victoria's Secret performed on the digital music site last year, then called Dubset.com. The three-day test, according to Thefuture.fm, produced around 30,000 listens and 10 million social media impressions. Future.fm features music curated by top mixers.

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STUDY: Internet Radio Getting More Sociable Than Ever

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2012 –– As you probably noticed, Jockline Daily has been all over digital audio lately and there's a good reason. Personalities aren't limited to one platform and the digital landscape is worth keeping a watchful eye. Take note of this new study by TargetSpot who released the results of its Annual Digital Audio Benchmark and Trend Study conducted by Parks Associates. Key findings include that Internet Radio listenership has reached 42 percent of adult US broadband households, an increase of 8 percent versus 2011. Digital Audio listeners are also highly engaged: 80 percent listen 1-3 hours per day and 40 percent listen 1-2 hours per session. Additionally, most listeners change stations multiple times a day to remain connected to their content. This year’s data reveals not only that 75% of listeners change stations on the same Internet Radio service at least once a day, but also that nearly two thirds of listeners change to different Internet Radio websites at least once a day. Of those that have in-car Internet Radio access, more than half (54 percent) use an Internet Radio player that is built in to the car’s audio system and one-third use a portable Internet Radio player with apps built into the device. Worth noting: While more people are listening to Digital Audio than ever before, they are not paying for its content. The study found 86% of Internet Radio listeners do not pay a fee for access to premium Digital Audio content, in essence opting in to receive ads on free ad-supported Digital Audio services.To receive a free, detailed synopsis of the research, download The TargetSpot Digital Audio Benchmark and Trend Study whitepaper by CLICKING HERE

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Gil Gross Joins News/Talk KKSF San Francisco; Brian Thomas Tapped As CBS Prog VP Tampa; Andi McKay Heads To 98.9 Austin; Tamiko Fletcher Joins Cumulus As VP/Network Operations

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2012 –– NewsTalk 910 AM KKSF announced that Gil Gross will join its weekday afternoon programming line-up from 4-7:00 p.m. following the Len Tillem Show, making the two programs San Francisco’s only local afternoon talk shows.  The Gil Gross Show will move to the time slot previously slated for The Gene Burns Program. Burns is recovering from a stroke he suffered last December.  NewsTalk 910 will continue to be Burns’ radio home in San Francisco, featuring his blog on NewsTalk910.com. Rosie Allen and Ed Baxter, San Francisco news and talk veterans who have been filling in for Burns, will continue with NewsTalk 910 as guest-hosts and blog contributors. NewsTalk 910 AM is anchored by Armstrong and Getty in the mornings and is San Francisco’s only full service talk station. ------- Brian Thomas has been named Vice President of Programming for the six CBS RADIO stations in Tampa, it was announced by Benjamin Hill, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Tampa. Thomas is currently program director of CBS RADIO’s iconic WCBS-FM in New York and Vice President of Classic Hits Programming for the Company. He has also been working with CBS RADIO station WODS-FM in Boston for the past two years. ----98.9 FM Austin brings in Andi McKay for afternoon drive. Her previous stints have included WYCD-FM/Detroit, Country WKCQ-FM/Saginaw and Clear Channel's Classic Rock WXKR-FM/Toledo ---- Cumulus Media Networks has announced the appointment of Tamiko Fletcher to Vice President of Network Operations. Beginning this month, Fletcher will oversee the operational aspects of new program and service launches while also assisting Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales Dennis Green in the management of day-to-day operations for the Dallas office.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Sadler Head To Key 103

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2012 –– Former Imagine FM drivetime host Fiona Sadler is joining Manchester station Key 103 to present its afternoon show. Fi replaces Sam Walker, who left the station earlier this year to join rival Real Radio as breakfast co-host. She’ll take over the 1-4pm slot on the Bauer station from next week.

Ofcom says Heart slogan isn’t misleading - Ofcom (our version of the FCC) has ruled that Heart’s ‘more music variety’ slogan is not misleading radio listeners about its playlist offer. The regulator received a complaint questioning the use of the phrase, suggesting the network wasn’t offering variety in its music. It follows previous complaints along the same lines and various blog posts on the topic. In the latest Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin, the complaint is listed among those that the regulator has decided not to pursue because they don’t raise issues warranting investigation.

talkSPORT announces Asia launch plans - UTV Media’s national sports radio station talkSPORT has revealed plans for its expansion into Asia, following the recent deal to become global audio partner for UK football’s (soccer) Premier League. The group says it hopes to launch 24-hour sports stations on FM in key markets such as Jakarta, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Speaking at the Radio Asia 2012 Conference in Jakarta, UTV’s Director of Strategy Jimmy Buckland said the talkSPORT team would be working together with leading broadcasters across Asia on the project. He said: “Asia’s passion for sport and dynamic radio industry makes it the perfect market to replicate talkSPORT’s success in the UK. We are excited about the opportunity to work with partners in Indonesia and across Asia to realize this ambition and look forward to announcing our first new FM radio service showcasing the best of local and international sport.” Services for India, the Philippines and China are expected to follow. Last month, UTV Media signed an agreement to partner the Premier League for the next four football seasons, with rights to broadcast commentaries on all 380 matches each season in English, Spanish and Mandarin outside Europe.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach Him by CLICKING HERE

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Beloved Boston Red Sox Announcer, Carl Beane, Suffers Heart Attack While Driving; Passes Away At 59

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2012 –– Longtime Boston Red Sox PA announcer Carl Beane died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while driving. In a statement by Red Sox president Lucchino he wrote: "We are filled with sadness at this tragic news. His legion of friends with the Red Sox and the media will miss him enormously, and all of Red Sox Nation will remember his presence, his warmth, and his voice." According to ESPN, The Worcester district attorney said that Beane died in an accident after his car, an SUV with a spare tire cover stitched to look like a baseball, crossed the double yellow lines and left the road before hitting a tree and a wall. He was pronounced dead at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge a short time later, according to a release from D.A. Joseph D. Early Jr. Beane landed what he called his dream job after winning a contest for announcing the lineups at Fenway Park after the 2002 season. In his second season, he announced the home games of the World Series when the Red Sox won the championship to end an 86-year title drought. In addition to providing updates and sound for news outlets, including the AP, ESPN and Sirius Satellite Radio, he also taught sports broadcasting and play-by-play classes at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

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DITTO THIS: Limbaugh Launches 'Rush Babes For America'

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2012 –– On the heels of one of the most contentious, and apparently costly, episodes in the annals of radio, mega talker Rush Limbaugh is not laying low following the latest organized efforts to have him silenced. With the recent combined protest efforts of Media Matters and The National Organization for Women (NOW), Limbaugh has launched "Rush Babes For America." My dream has come true!" You're thinking we're gonna start collecting pictures again, aren't you? No, no, no. It's not about that," said Rush. "Rush Babes for America, also known as the National Organization for Rush Babes, is a Facebook page dedicated to the millions of conservative women who know what they believe in: family, American values, and not being told by faux feminist groups how to think. We've been working on the page for a while, and today is the launch ... as you know, some day (I forget the exact date) later this month the feminazis are gonna be working with Media Matters for America kicking off some giant program. It's some coordinated plan to have me taken off the air, under the premise that women hate this program and that this program is an unfriendly environment for women, that this program laughs at, impugns, makes fun of women. Of course, the flaw in this is the National Organization for Women thinking that they speak for women." Reportedly, in less than a day, the Facebook page had garnered nearly 19,000 “likes. BTW: The Rush Babe on Board Sign is available in both suction cup and magnetic (adhesive free) styles and available for purchase at rushlimbaugh.com

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Dave & Jimmy To Spend Mother's Day Watching Kimmy & Ray J Video With Their Moms

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2012 –– We're all but sure that you're among the 2,000,000 + who've viewed the YouTube Video of the three grandmas---"look, it's purple!!"--watching the infamous Kim Ray J (s)ex video. This prompted the WNCI/Columbus' syndicated Dave & Jimmy Show to go one better by presenting their own "Mother's Day with Kim & RayJ" After enjoying the viral video of some grandmothers watching the world's greatest video, D&J are taking it to a new, spectacularly uncomfortable level... They're going to watch it with THEIR mothers this weekend, and play that buzzkilling audio back for all to enjoy. So far the conversations with D&J's moms have gone - great. Jimmy's mom Syl said, "over my dead body". Dave's mother Margaret answered, "I won't even let you watch that with your father. What kinda child did I raise?"
Kelsey's hippie mom Mary is cool with it. D&J will record the fun, then watch their mailbox for the notice that they're out of their families' wills. Join us Monday on Jockline Daily as we'll link the audio.

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UH OH: Marlin's Guillen Tells Radio's Gallant To "F--ing Grow Up M' f---er" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 20912 –– Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen isn't known for keeping his emotions under wrap, and just when the firestorm from last month's Fidel Castro comments began to die down, along came this week's call-in to Houston Sportstalk 610's Paul Gallant. He asked Guillen if the backlash to his Castro comments had died down in Miami. Caught somewhat off guard Guillen responded by saying, "F---ing grow up, motherf---er, are you kidding me?" Guillen added, "I've been waiting 15 f---ing days for somebody to ask that question." Later Gallant tweeted: "I love Ozzie Guillen. Dude is fiery and passionate. I'm legit honored that he told me to f*ck off today when I asked him about Castro comments." Last month Guillen caused an uproar in Miami when he told Time Magazine, "I love Fidel Castro." the Marlins suspended Guillen for five games and Guillen issued an apology. LISTEN TO COMMENT HERE

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RULING: WHAM/Rochester's Lonsberry Didn't Defame Man He Called 'Cold-Blooded Murderer"

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2012 –– According to The Courthouse News Service, a state appeals court has ruled that WHAM/Rochester's Bob Lonsberry is not liable for defamation in a suit filed by a man who he called a "cold-blooded murderer" on the air. John Gisel had filed the lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications following comments by Lonsberry during an interview with his sister. Charges of negligent homicide against Gisel had been dropped after he shot another man to death in a 2007 hunting accident. During Lonsberry's interview with Gisel's sister, Jacqueline Inzinga, he asked her how it felt to have a brother who was a cold-blooded murderer. He added that the fatal shooting "could not have been an accident." Clear Channel successfully argued that Lonsberry's comments were part of the debate with his listeners over the trial, which had received extensive media coverage in Western New York. The justices of a New York Appellate Division agreed that Gisel's defamation lawsuit should be dismissed.

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John Rich Offers Eric Church Chance To Be On 'The Apprentice' [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2012 –– As they say, it's not what, but WHO you know that counts. That WHO for former 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner John Rich is Donald Trump. Yesterday during an interview on WSIX/Nashville's Billy Greenwood Show John told the country-rocker, Eric Church (shown) that he would be a perfect candidate to take on Donald Trump and offered Eric a chance to be part of an upcoming season. "I would like to just extend an offer to Eric if he wants to meet Donald Trump and go on Celebrity Apprentice, I will make that happen for you, Eric," said Rich. "We need to go do that show and raise some money for your charity." As you may have heard, Eric recently drew the ire of singer Miranda Lambert following his comments in a Rolling Stone Interview where he dissed on television musical competitions. He later apologized to Lambert, a former contestant, to which Rich joked: "I heard his apology. I think he just got to talkin’ too fast and didn’t realize, ‘Uh-oh, I didn’t remember all these great singers that have come from some of these shows.' LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

OUR GOOF: In yesterday's above story, we accidentally pulled wrong photo and showed Big Kenny with Billy Greenwood and John Rich instead of Eric Church. This morning, we're back to full-strength columbian coffee, no slip-ups expected.

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Pandora Tops 150 Million Registered Users

More than 70 percent of Pandora's listening hours take place on mobile or other connected devices

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2012/PRNewswire –– In the second of two releases yesterday, Pandora reported from the International CTIA Wireless® 2012 conference that the company now has more than 150 million registered users, making it one of the most widely-used online services in the U.S. The company also announced metrics that demonstrate category leadership in various parts of the mobile marketplace, including smartphones, tablets and the automotive space. Pandora President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Kennedy said, "The continued growth of Pandora shows that personalized radio is fundamentally changing the way people listen to music. More than 100 million users have accessed Pandora via a smartphone or tablet. In total, more than 70 percent of listening hours on Pandora originate from a mobile or other connected device. Approximately one out of every three U.S. smartphone users now listens to Pandora on a monthly basis. Pandora has now announced partnerships with 25 automotive brands and aftermarket companies to offer personalized radio via the in-dash entertainment system using the connectivity of a smartphone. Pandora's mobile leadership extends to the mobile advertising market. Mobile advertising revenues grew from $25 million in FY2011 to more than $100 million in FY2012, making Pandora second only to Google in the U.S. in terms of mobile advertising revenue.

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VUOLO: "Radio Reception In Hospitals Dreadful"

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2012 –– Happy to see a smiling Art Vuolo recovering from a medical procedure at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, MI. Radio's best friend has been at the hospital since Saturday. He tells Jockline Daily "It's a fifth time repeat of a disease known as cellulitis, caused by a foot fungus. Interestingly I did not bring a radio to the hospital ... Only my iPad which with the StreamS Hi Fi app pulls in EVERY station in the USA and many worldwide. Time are changing. Radio reception in hospitals is usually dreadful, but via the Internet every AM and FM and stream-only station is crystal clear. During morning drive I am wearing out my index finger "pecking out" so many choices from Indy to Miami and Seattle to Grand Rapids...help me! Get well wishes for he who has documented so many Morning Show Boot Camps can be sent to: artvuolo@aol.com

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St. Louis Stations Team To Raise Over $165,000 For Children's Benefit

Results have been posted for The 2nd Annual" May is for Miracles Radio & TV Broadcast" which was held on May 3rd and 4th. It aired on Clear Channel's 93.7 The Bull and sister Oldies 103.3 as well as Charter's CCIN TV. All told, it raised a whopping $165,000+ to benefit hospitalized children at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Air personalities, Steve, Sherry, and Cindy from Oldies 103.3 and Mason, Remy, Dusty, and Ditch Cooper from 93.7 The Bull helped present the event on air. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis is a local non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for its member hospitals, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. CMN funds are equally shared by both hospitals and benefit patient services, new programs, and equipment that aid in helping improve the lives of hospitalized children.

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'The Dictator Finally Apologizes To Seacrest For Ashing; Clooney Was Original Target [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012 –– Add apology to list of ways Sacha "The Dictator" Cohen gets a little more publicity for his "The Dictator" film. Backstage during last Saturday's taping of Saturday Night Live, newly up'd NBCUniversal player, Ryan Seacrest, ran into Sacha Baron Cohen whom you'll recall drew national attention when he dumped an urn of ashes on Ryan Seacrest during an interview on the red carpet prior to The Oscars. Seacrest, who appeared quite p'od' at the time, told his radio listeners yesterday that Baron walked up to him while backstage and apologized. According to Seacrest, "He broke character and says, 'Sorry about the Oscars. It wasn't personal.' Surprisingly, he wasn't the original target. 'We were going to do it on George Clooney, and then someone decided that it wasn't a great idea because he was up for a lot of nominations. It was big night for him that night," said Cohen. PHOTO: E! CHECK OUT INTERVIEW HERE

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HUH? Greenberg Loses Bet But Gets The Girl; Dances With DWTS's Trebunskaya

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012 –– We're having trouble getting our arms around this one. ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning co-host Mike Greenberg pays up for LOSING the annual “Mike and Mike Sheets of Integrity Challenge” to Mike Golic on today's show by dancing with knock-down gorgeous Dancing with the Stars’ Anna Trebunskaya. Apparently, Greenberg, aka Greeny, isn't having such a terrible time getting his arms around the Russian-born Trebunskaya as shown right during yesterday's rehearsal. Greeny’s potentially humbling experience took place earlier this morning as they danced to "Livin' la Vida Loca" played live by an eight-piece band at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. headquarters. The band will be anchored by John Colby, the writer and producer of ESPN's SportsCenter theme. “Greeny: The Dance” took place before a live audience and featured three judges on-site: Greeny’s wife, Stacy Greenberg, former DWTS contestants Hines Ward and Jerry Rice. Co-host Mike Golic and ABC’s Wipeout host John Anderson will serve as play-by-play announcer

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Fifty Talkers Gather On The Hill For "Hold Their Feet To Fire" Event

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012/PRNewswire –– Fifty talk radio hosts from around the nation will broadcast their programs from the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill today and tomorrow along with members of Congress, state legislators, law enforcement officials, and other policy experts. Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2012 is organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the nation's oldest and largest immigration reform organization. Hold Their Feet to the Fire has been held annually since 2006. This year's event will focus on efforts by the Obama administration to carry out an unlegislated backdoor amnesty for millions of illegal aliens under the guise of "prosecutorial discretion," and Congress's failure to respond to the usurpation of its authority to make immigration policy. Radio America syndicated talk show host Roger Hedgecock will lead this year's event.

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"Open House Party's John Garabedian Set To Take Over Cape Cod Radio Cluster Following $2.7 Million Winning Auction Bid

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012 –– Longtime radio host John Garabedian of radio's 'Open House Party" will soon be living the radio dream as owner of three Cape Cod Stations. This comes following last weeks' successful winning bid during a bankruptcy auction last week. According to The Cape Cod Times, the auction for "substantially all" of Nassau Broadcasting's assets took place last Thursday in Delaware. Garabedian submitted a bid of $2.7 million for WPXC-FM (102.9) in Hyannis, WFRQ-FM (101.1) in Mashpee and WFQR-FM (93.5) in Harwich Port. Garabedian told the paper he expected the asset purchase agreement to be approved by the bankruptcy court sometime today. "I think there is a bright future for the stations," he said, estimating he wouldn't officially take over until July. He also said he plans to keep the station calls (Pixy 103 and Frank FM) and staff in place and will meet with them next week. Garabedian's "Open House Party," airs on approximately 115 stations nationwide. PHOTO: Steven Tackeff

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Popular Game Show Inventor, Bob Stewart, Passes Away At 91; Brought Dick Clark To '$10,000 Pyramid'

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012 –– You may not be familiar with the name, Bob Stewart, but there's no doubt you're familiar with his creations: “The Price Is Right,” “To Tell the Truth,” "Password" and "Pyramid," were among his many creations. According to The New York Times, he died on Friday in Los Angeles. As Mr. Stewart himself once said in an interview: “Once you cause somebody at home to talk to the set aloud, even by himself or herself, then you’ve got a good game show. You want them to say, ‘It’s number 2! It’s number 2! It’s number 2!’ before the moment of truth comes out.” Mr. Stewart was standing in front of a store window in Manhattan in 1955, listening to people wonder what a piece of furniture costs, when the idea for “The Price Is Right” popped into his head, he told Fred Wostbrock, co-author of “The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows.” Once a part of the Goodson-Todman empire, he left 1964 to form his own company, Bob Stewart Productions. Among the shows he created there was “The $10,000 Pyramid,” which had its premiere on CBS in March 1973 with Dick Clark as host. After a year, it moved to ABC, where it remained until 1980. It later became “The $25,000 Pyramid” and “The $100,000 Pyramid.” In 2010, Mr. Stewart was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

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AJC's Ho Meets Childhood Idol Dees At Atlanta Charity Event

Supports Cause With "Disco Duck Bucks"

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012 –– Declaring himself the ultimate radio/chart geek, longtime Atlanta Journal Constitution entertainment reporter, Rodney Ho (shown right), found himself face to face with one of his childhood radio stars, Rick Dees, who was in Atlanta for his niece’s no-kill cat shelter Furkids fundraiser. According to Ho, he kept a notebook (shown) with a weekly track of a ridiculous number of top 40 charts he put together while growing up on Long Island. "I am here to cement my reputation as the ultimate radio/chart geek. On Long Island in the 1980s, I grew up not just listening to top 40 countdown shows but tracking the results in notebooks with an absurd level of dedication that lasted a decade." Along with Casey Kasem’s countdown show was Rick Dees’ Weekly Top 40. Of the meeting, Ho writes: Dees’ sister Patricia Krebs lives in Smyrna and Kreb’s 42-year-old daughter (and Dees’ niece) Samantha Shelton started Atlanta-based Furkids. Over the years, Rick has helped Samantha with infusions of cash, which he jokingly dubbed his “Disco Duck” money. More than 500 people showed up Saturday at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre to celebrate the organization’s 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, Furkids has placed more than 7,000 cats (and now works with small dogs, too.)" At the event, sat down with Dees to chat about his career and why countdown shows are so addictive to folks like Ho. He admitted he still listens to Sirius/XM’s VJ Top 40 countdowns on 80s at 8. PHOTO: Helen Kim Ho

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Pandora Announces 52% Increase of Active Listeners Since Same Time Last Year

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012/PRNewswire –– Pandora has announced today new metrics that were reached in the month of April 2012. Listener hours for Pandora during the month of April 2012 were 1.06 billion, an increase of 87% from 566 million during the same period last year. Share of total U.S. radio listening for Pandora in April 2012 was 5.95%, an increase from 3.11% at the same time last year. Active listeners were 51.9 million at the end of April 2012, an increase of 52% from 34.0 million during the same time period last year. Pandora is releasing key audience metrics on a monthly basis until third party measurement services are in place to provide accurate information on Pandora's users and usage across platforms.

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The Storm Report Adds Jennifer Narramore & Sally Russell To Expanding Network

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2012 –– Former Weather Channel Radio Meteorologists Jennifer Narramore and Sally Russell join The Storm Report Radio Network. The Storm Report Radio Network provides day to day weather forecasts with a station’s own staff meteorologist.  During crisis situations, radio may also utilize The Storm Report for Emergency Weather Coverage particularly during winter, hurricane and tornado seasons. “We are proud to have Jennifer and Sally joining our team.  They have a great understanding of radio’s changing environment, and are excellent broadcasters and meteorologists.  Their expertise has taken us to the next level!.” said The Storm Report Radio Network president Dan Holiday. The Storm Report just added this past month:  Townsquare Media Utica/Rome’s WIBX, WFRG and WODZ, North American Broadcasting/Columbus, OH WTDA, WRKZ, WMNI, WLFJ-FM/Greenville, SC WLFA/Asheville, NC, WNOW-FM/Charlotte, NC, WMBJ/Myrtle Beach, SC, WALC/Charleston, SC, WLFS/Savannah, GA, Entercom/Kansas City KMBZ-AM-FM and WZTH/Greenville, TN.Masa Patterson, Benztown’s Affiliate Relations Director said, “Dan Holiday continues to build a winning brand with The Storm Report Radio Network.  Bringing on experts like Jennifer and Sally further strengthens their offerings and position as a leader in radio weather coverage, and adding 15 affiliates in April is an impressive validation.  

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MASSIVE: 'Avengers' Earns $200.3 Million Weekend!

Easily tops “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” $169.2 million former record

 

THE MOUTH, MAY 7TH, 2012 –– NO, there was no bigger story on the radio lately than Marvel's 'Avenger." Jockline Daily, like its counterparts, Morning Show Boot Camp and Talk Show Boot Camp, are all about the show and there's not one alive who won't be "marveling" at this past weekend's U.S. debut of the long-awaited, insanely hyped superhero sensation which now holds the all-time record for weekend debuts with a whopping $200.3 million. According to The New York Times, this easily overshadows “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the former biggest opening weekend film of all time, whose total was $169.2 million. This 3-D film directed by Joss Whedon (best known for creating “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), has now sold about $441.5 million worldwide and hasn't even opened yet in Japan. According to the report, Marvel Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company, spent about $220 million to make the film and at least another $100 million on global marketing. But don't put away your 3-d glasses yet. “The Amazing Spider-Man” debuts in July.

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Stern Invades 'The View;' Makes First Ever Appearance This Thursday As Sole Guest

THE MOUTH, MAY 7TH, 2012 –– Get the feeling Sirius XM's Howard Stern is pulling out all the stops to make sure his first appearance as a judge on "America's Got Talent" season opener pulls in big numbers? This Thursday, for the first time ever, he'll join Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd on ABC's 'The View.' He'll appear as the sole guest for a special May 10 edition of "The View.' In a frenzy of other guest appearances and interviews, Stern insist he'll pull no punches with contestants on next week's premiere show. And who does he give credit for making him this way? According to The New York Post, he says it was his Father. "He never pulled any punches with me. He was blunt," he told NYP."When I was a disc jockey in college, I sent him a tape of mine, and he wrote me back a letter. It was harsh. He said, 'You sound horrible! Every other word is 'uh, uh, uh.' You are verbose. You are not getting to the point,'" he said, "And that really spoke to me."small-scale experience with the pull-no-punches approaches while raising his own three girls. NBC's 'America's Got Talent' premieres next Monday, May 14th.

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Merlin's IQ 106.9 FM Philly Launches Today: Mendte Talks Debut In Video Tease [VIDEO]

"Radio news is old and stale: "A Teletype? Really?"

THE MOUTH, MAY 7TH, 2012 –– "What is your problem with radio news in Philadelphia? Because obviously you have a problem," asked popular Philly news personality Larry Mendte (shown) in a YouTube video (linked below). Just before today's launch of Merlin's WWIQ/Camden-Philly, he goes on to wonder about local news and then, perhaps taking a swipe at one of it's top rivals, says "..Radio news is old and stale. A Teletype? Really.' Mendte later encourages viewers to submit suggestions for IQ 106.9 with Phillies tickets being offered to those whose ideas are used. Kicking off today's launch will be former WBT/Charlotte's Al Gardner, who'll co-host with Mendte. Others expected to join the line-up include the currently stunting Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, with Rush Limbaugh expected to move over from WPHT soon. WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE

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Call Girl Rips Secret Service Agent In Exclusive W Radio Interview [VIDEO]

Says her days of selling her body are over, but is open to appearing nude in men's magazines

THE MOUTH, MAY 7TH, 2012 –– In one of her only interviews since the Secret Service scandal first rocked the White House, Dania Suarez (barely shown left), the Colombian call girl who launched the Secret Service prostitution probe, told Columbia's W Radio in a stealth interview on Friday, the agent she slept with was apparently not too bright, saying she could have easily raided his belongings after he passed out following a night of booze and intercourse. In her one and only interview lasting nearly 90-minutes, she said when the agent woke up, he was totally a different man than from the night before. "At first he was very loving but when he sobered up, he was mean." "Get out bitch," she says he told her. After she sought help, the agent's partners begged Suarez not to call the Colombian police. According to CNN, Homeland Security Committee chairman Peter King said Friday that one agent had failed a polygraph test. Meanwhile, Says her days of selling her body are over, but is open to appearing nude in men's magazines. WATCH VIDEO

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Scott Shannon, Wink Martindale, Gerry House, Ralph Emery & Others Inducted Into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

THE MOUTH, MAY 7TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily first told you last week, Radio/TV legend Wink Martindale was going to honored over the weekend at Tennessee's newly formed Radio Hall of Fame. There to take honors along with the dapper Wink were Cumulus' legendary talent and programmer Scott Shannon (shown right along with Wink, center, and Nashville's iconic Ed Salamon at left), Ralph Emery, Gerry House, Larry Munson, John Ward, Lindsey Nelson and others were also honored.

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Soon To Be Launched All News 106.7 Atlanta Teams With Local Paper For Business Coverage


THE MOUTH, MAY 7TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Media who recently announced radio station 106.7 WYAY-FM will be converted to “All News 106.7” beginning in mid-May, now reports as part of the switch, they'll partner with the “Atlanta Business Chronicle” for exclusive business coverage, airing at :20 and :50 past the hour. "Our partnership with The Atlanta Business Chronicle is consistent with our mission of bringing the most credible news and information to Atlantans 24 hour's a day, 7 days a week,” said John Dickey, co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus Media “ABC is the definitive business news brand in Atlanta and 106.7 will be the definitive radio news and information brand in Atlanta." “It's exciting that intelligent Atlantans are finally getting a much needed all news format. We're very excited to be a part of something new and different. Quality business reporting is more important than ever and this partnership will allow us to deliver something special to our community," said Ed Baker, Publisher of Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Ben Ferguson Takes Over Mornings At WBAP Dallas; John Carney Shifts To Nights At KTRS/St. Louis; Cassiday Proctor Starts Today At WNKS/Charlotte


THE MOUTH, MAY 7TH, 2012 –– Ben Ferguson, who's been filling in on an interim basis in mornings at WBAP following Mark Davis' exit in March, has now been officially named to fill the sloT. He arrives from News/Talk 98.9/Memphis where he does afternoons. He'll continue airing there with the move. ---- John Carney slides over to KTRS St. Louis following his exit last month from KEZK/102.5 FM last month. He'll handle the 9 p.m. to midnight starting June 4. John is the son of the legendary host, Jack Carney. With the move, Steve Cochran, who had been covering both 10 to noon and the evening show, will now just handle mornings. ----- Yes, we know we already brought you the story that beginning today, Cassiday Proctor, will join Drex and Maney in mornings at WNKS/Kiss95.1/Charlotte. But this gave us another opportunity to post another fine photo of her by photog' Steve Demint. Most recently she was part of JB and Sandy Morning Show on Mix 94.7 in Austin, TX. in addition to her on-air work, she's also a well known voice over talent for clients such as Subway, Coca Cola, Baskin Robbins, Holiday Inn and more. 

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Former Mojo Castmember Plans Legal Action Against Host Over Bullying [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 –– For shows who tout 'sharing each other's lives on the air each day,' take note. Channel 955/Detroit's Mojo is now facing legal action from former castmember Rob Graham, aka "Rob The Web Guy," over sharing medical information on-air, as well as claims of being pressured to use copyrighted materials at its website. According to WXYZ TV (7 Action News), the action stems from an on-air discussion last October after Rob had missed a meeting the day before. Listeners were asked to call in and guess why Rob was a no-show. Graham wasn't amused and this led to an on-air showdown. "I was humiliated, I was upset, I felt betrayed," Rob tells 7 Action News. His attorney, Jennifer Lord, accuses Mojo of violating HIPAA laws by revealing Rob's medical information on-air and says Mojo crossed a critical line. "An employer cannot go on the air and talk about its employee's private medical conditions." Lord says "It all amounts to workplace bullying." In a letter sent to Mojo obtained by 7 Action News, it orders him not to delete or alter any emails to and from Rob and he is not to erase any of the audio recording of the show. When contacted by the TV station, Clear Channel Detroit President, Til Levesque, responded in an email: "We do not comment on personnel matters. WATCH VIDEO

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Perez Hilton Nights Comes To Cumulus Media

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Media Networks announced the launch of "Perez Night's Live" featuring celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Hilton is best known for his celebrity and entertainment blog PerezHilton.com, which he continues to run in addition to his radio engagements as well as along list of other projects. "Perez Nights Live” will replace the “Billy Bush Show” on Cumulus stations with initial distribution in more than 50 markets including Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Detroit. “Perez Nights Live” will also be available to non-Cumulus stations nationwide. “Successful contemporary stations all have one thing in common: they keep their listeners on the cutting edge of music and pop culture,” said John Dickey, co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus Media. “Leading stations in our business set trends. Perez doesn’t report on pop culture, he is pop culture," said Dickey. "As if I wasn't busy enough! Now I'm going to be even busier! But I couldn't let this exciting opportunity pass! I love doing radio! I love entertaining listeners! And I LOVE sharing the celebrity scoop and my favorite music! ‘Perez Nights Live’ is going to be deliriously delightful and de-lovely!" Hilton said. "Perez Night's Live" will be co-hosted by Adam Bomb.

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Merlin's Billboards Catches Attention Of Blago's Lawyer

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 –– Merlin CEO Randy Michaels latest billboards for WKQX-FM/101.1 News Chicago may have caught more attention than they wanted. Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyer has taken a special glimpse and questions whether Blago's consent was required. Merlin spokesman John Gehron tells Crain's Chicago Business, "We wanted to have something that we thought would be fun and get people's attention." Attorney Sheldon Sorosky who represented the former governor in two trials believes Merlin Media should have gotten the consent of his client before using his likeness for commercial gain. He cites an Illinois law called the "Right to Publicity Act" that precludes using another person's identity for commercial purposes without first getting consent. Another version of the billboard shows Mr. Blagojevich behind bars, saying "He's not listening. Mr. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison last December after being convicted in the second trial.

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After Midnite's Blair Garner Gives Listeners Day-In-The-Life Look of Scotty McCreery

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 –– After MidNite host Blair Garner will travel to Garner, N.C. today to spend a day in the life of country star Scotty McCreery. Garner will sit down with the North Carolina native for a candid conversation about his journey from high school, to winning season 10 of American Idol, to becoming Country music’s rising star.  In addition, Garner will attend one of McCreery’s baseball games, followed by a dinner gathering at the McCreery home, where he will speak candidly with McCreery’s family, teammates, fans, high school principal and “Miss Garner 2012” Johna Edmonds.  Exclusive audio and video from the special visit will be featured on After MidNite and www.AfterMidNite.com next week. “Scotty has had such an impact on the country music world as an American Idol winner AND for prioritizing his education while pursuing a career in the music industry,” said Garner, who recently discovered his ancestors settled Garner, North Carolina. “We thought it would be fun to go and catch Scotty in his own backyard for a change instead of having him come to our studio. The town has really rolled out the red carpet for us and we can’t wait to meet everyone and catch Scotty on the field.”

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Porcelli Shifts To Mornings At Fresh 102.5, ST. LOUIS; Neuman Shuttles Into Houston's Mix

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 –– CBS RADIO’s Fresh 102.5 (KEZK-FM) in St. Louis today announced Vic Porcelli, afternoon drive host on Fresh 102.5 for the past year, has agreed to a contract extension and a move to morning drive host weekdays from 5:00 - 9:00AM. “Vic has the ability to really relate to the audience in a way that you don’t see very often,” said Marty Linck, Program Director for CBS Radio’s Fresh 102.5 and Y98. “He has improved our ratings in afternoon drive over the past year, and he has a proven track record in morning drive, which made the decision to move him there an easy one.” -------- Bob Neumann has been named Program Director for Mix 96-5. The veteran programmer most recently served as Program Director of WSJT, CBS RADIO’s Hot AC station in Tampa, Fla. He has extensive programming experience with the Hot AC format, as well as Alternative and Active Rock stations including WRMF-FM in West Palm Beach, Fla, WWDC-FM in Washington, D.C. and WMMS-FM in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Wink Martindale To Be Inducted Into Home State's Radio Hall of Fame

“I was never like some kids who wanted to be a cop or a fireman,” Martindale said. “I always wanted to be on the radio. That was my dream.”

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 –– Jackson native Wink Martindale is scheduled to be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame tomorrow (5.5) at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro, TN. Martindale’s career which began in Jackson and then on to Memphis, eventually led him to LA where he established himself as one it legendary personalities. According to the Jackson Sun, Martindale, 78, said his fascination with radio began at an early age when he listened to such radio shows as “Gangbusters” and “Mr. District Attorney,” with Gene Autry’s “Melody Ranch ” and “The Shadow.” “It’s kind of sad for kids today,” Martindale laments. “They watch television, and so much is done for you, you don’t have to think. You used to close your eyes and you would see in your mind what those people looked like. “I was never like some kids who wanted to be a cop or a fireman,” Martindale said. “I always wanted to be on the radio. That was my dream.” Martindale will be among the first 12 individuals inducted into the hall of fame, founded in 2010.

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George Clooney Rubs Roula The Right Way With Baby Belly Rub

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 ––
Roula, co-host of KRBE/Houston's Roula and Ryan Show, had quite a day yesterday! With The Avengers opening this weekend, Mark Ruffalo who plays The Hulk had a fun impromptu chat with them by phone and when she told him that George Clooney was going to be there later, he joked that even he wouldn't know what to say to Clooney. Well as the day progressed, even Roula really didn't know how close to George she would get. The event was called "A Conversation with George Clooney" which was part of the "Brilliant Lecture Series." Roula told Jockline Daily, "I met him before the lecture started and told him I had been so nervous to meet him that at 5 moths pregnant my heart was beating so fast it was making the baby jump! Then I said but you probably get that a lot..."That's a first I heard that about women, but not about babies.' She added, "George rubbed my baby belly as we were talking about that b/c baby girl #2 was moving all around inside as we were talking. And yes, IT'S A GIRL I found out last week by the way. After the lecture, there was a private dinner that I also attended with (hubby) Tasos and that's where we all had more facetime with him and I grabbed that pic with him. We're happy to report that both Roula and baby are doing fine and, according to unconfirmed reports, women were lined up for hours wanting to get their bellies rubbed.

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Former St. Louis Host, Craig Cornett, 46, Found Dead At Arkansas Home

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2012 - Were saddened to read that former "The Bull" St. Louis radio personality, Craig Cornett, 46, was found dead Tuesday at his home in Jonesboro, Arkansas. According to CBS ST. LOUIS, Cornett's ex-wife told police she had texted him on Tuesday and did not receive a reply back. She thought he may have been with a friend who was in town from St. Louis. Police report that Cornett was found sitting upright in a chair. His ex-wife said she thought he was asleep, but when she tried to wake him she noticed he was cold to the touch and was not breathing, and his feet were purple. No indication of cause of death has yet to be determined.

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Artie Lange Ready For Return Visit On Stern Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD 2012 –– Artie Lange hasn't spoken to Howard Stern since leaving the show in 2009 after his well publicized suicide attempt, but now hopes to do so in November when his book 'Crash and Burn' is released. He told The Philadelphia Enquirer, “I think I’m at the place where I can do it. It would be a heavy thing,” says Lange about a Stern visit. Fans have been waiting for Lange to appear on Stern’s show, Lange, who spent nine years with Stern, is in town to perform his stand-up act at the Tower Theatre with Nick DiPaolo, his radio partner on the DirecTV syndicated “Nick and Artie” talk show which airs locally on 610 WIP. While he and Robin Quivers have spoken since his departure, Stern still isn't comfortable admitting last year that he's reluctant to interview Lange out of fear for his mental health. "You never know with Artie," Stern said then. "Artie appeared to be doing well when he was on heroin... I've been bamboozled like 50 million times by Artie." According to the paper, Lange's been sober since April 14, 2011. 1

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Dallas' Eagle Wakes Up With Customized Sixx Sense

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2012 –– 97.1 The Eagle KEGL-FM and Premiere Networks announced that Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and Kerri Kasem will move to mornings, effective Monday, May 7, 2012. Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx will broadcast a customized show for Dallas – Ft. Worth listeners weekday mornings from 6-10:00 a.m. Host Nikki Sixx, who joined The Eagle’s lineup for the launch of Sixx Sense in February 2010, will now add Morning Show Host duties to his list of credits. Sixx is the founder, bass player and songwriter for Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M., two-time New York Times best-selling author of The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, national radio personality, clothing designer, philanthropist and photographer. “Bringing Sixx Sense to mornings has always been our goal,” said Sixx. “Who better to start your morning with than a rock star and a hot chick? It’s a dream come true to have a morning show on one of America’s best rock stations.”

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Keith Larson To Stay On WBT Charlotte

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2012 –– After calling out station management on his show last week over terms of a new agreement (see JD 4/26), we're happy to report that longtime WBT/Charlotte host, Keith Larson (shown) and the station have worked out a new deal and he'll be staying put in his highly popular 9-noon slot. According to the Charlotte Observer, Larson and the station came to terms late yesterday on a new agreement to keep him on the air, but neither he or GM Rick Feinblatt would elaborate on its terms or length. He told the Observer, "I’m very happy to be plugging away at WBT .. We had a good conversation this week. I’m happy to continue eye-poking at WBT.." At issue before was the company's offer to keep Larson on a "at will" agreement following the lapse of his current contract which expires May 24th. Reportedly, Larson will talk to listeners about his new arrangement on today's show.

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Sean 'Hollywood' Hamilton Inks Through 2015 On 'KTU NY

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2012 –– KTU, The Beat of New York, announced today that Sean ‘Hollywood’ Hamilton has signed a three year deal to extend his contract through 2015, effective immediately. Hamilton hosts weekdays from 3-7:00 p.m. on KTU as well as Remix Top30 Countdown, the weekend countdown show. Hamilton has been in the radio industry for more than 30 years, with previous on-air roles at Z100 in New York and KIIS FM in Los Angeles. He began his radio career in 1983 at Z100, when the iconic station first started. In 1987, Hamilton took his show to Los Angeles and became the night jock at 102.7 KIIS FM. In 1996 Hamilton returned to New York and began hosting evenings on KTU. “I am thrilled to continue with such an amazing radio station like KTU not to mention a tremendous organization like Clear Channel Media and Entertainment,” said Hamilton. “I am thankful for the continuing support and collaboration from our remarkable staff.”

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BONADUCE: Shirley Jones Once Sent Me To My Room; Reminded Her It Was a [TV] Set

Told Jones "...There Is No Upstairs. We Don't Really Live Here

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2012 –– Longtime child actor/turned radio host, Danny Bonaduce, recently moved to Seattle where he handles mornings on KZOK, 102.5 FM. The Seattle Time's Dean Rutz recently caught up with him for an interview to discuss his new home and, of course, to dish on his time with the infamous 'Partridge Family. When asked how long former showmate Q: David Cassidy last in the ring with him, he joked: "I would be surprised if David Cassidy could actually physically climb over the ropes." But did he get along with TV mom Shirley Jones? "Shirley Jones could not have been kinder to me," said Danny. "Although one time she did go a little bit crazy. I think everybody kind of forgot I was 10 years old and expected me to act like a grown-up all the time. One day I was being particularly childish and it obviously made her mad. And she yelled, "Danny!" and then pointed upstairs and said, "Go to your room right now." I had to explain to her: "This is a set. There is no upstairs. We don't really live here. You need to calm down." She had a good laugh, but I think she's still embarrassed. Read Entire Interview Here

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK:BBC Radio 1 Jocks To Host TV Broadcast of Britain’s Biggest Music Events

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2012 –– Fearne Cotton (shown), Greg James and Gemma Cairney will present BBC Television’s coverage of the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend in London on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June. The show will feature live and in full performances from Jaz-Z and Rihanna. There will also be highlights from the other superstar acts performing on the many stages across the weekend. Fearne and Greg will also be presenting BBC Three Television’s coverage of the Reading and Leeds Festival in August. Details of the programming will be announced in the coming weeks. Greg will also be presenting coverage at T in The Park in Scotland with fellow Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman. They will be joined by Gemma Cairney and together they will be bringing viewers the very best music and highlights from the Festival in Kinross this July. BBC Scotland will produce the coverage of T in The Park.

Tony Blackburn to sing again - On Thursday May 10 broadcasting legend Tony Blackburn will perform his 1971 single Chop Chop in front of a live audience - for the first time in 40 years. Tony was the first Breakfast DJ on BBC Radio 1 when the station launched in 1967. He will be live in Blackburn Lancashire as part of this year’s Radio 2Day. He will be broadcasting his show from the Blackburn Empire theatre, where he will be joined by fellow Radio 2 presenters Janice Long and Mark Radcliffe. The show will be an hour of chat and music and will feature a live performance by Paul Heaton, the man behind The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. Radio 2Day will feature live musical performances from the many genres that are featured on the station from jazz to rockabilly, pop to folk, including live tracks from Damon Albarn, Clare Teal, Bellowhead, Chris Rea, Keane, The Musgraves, Amy Macdonald, Michael Kiwanuka and the BBC Concert Orchestra and a duet between Jessie J and Tom Jones.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. REACH HIM HERE
http://www.mackmedia.co.uk

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Cumulus Media Networks Appoints Neal Bird As Senior Dir. of Affiliate Sales

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2012 –– Cumulus Media Networks has announced the appointment of Neal Bird as Senior Director of Affiliate Sales. Beginning this month, Bird will oversee clearance of entertainment products, where he will report to Vice President of Affiliate Sales Marcella Turk. “Neal is the type of seasoned veteran that will be a welcome addition to our affiliate sales team,” said Dennis Green, SVP of Affiliate Sales and Broadcast Operations for Cumulus Media Networks. “With the new products we are distributing we need the best sellers in place and Neal will help bring our products to the marketplace.” Bird joins Cumulus with more than 24 years of radio syndication experience for all formats and with each radio group. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Affiliate Sales for Westwood One/Dial Global. Bird will be based out of the Los Angeles offic

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Clear Channel Set To Announce New Two Year, $50 Million Plus Contract Extension For Seacrest

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– According to our math, Ryan Seacrest already earns more than $50 million annually from his numerous assignments--KIIS-FM mornings included. Now, according to The New York Times, they report that Clear Channel is set to re-up it's current $20 million a year deal for another two years at more than $25 million per year. As you read last Friday here in Jockline Daily, he just signed a new contract with NBCUniversal that will have him contribute to the “Today” show, Olympics coverage, election coverage and other special events. And, of course, he'll continue hosting “American Idol” and The New Year’s Eve special that Dick Clark began some 40 years ago. “Ryan’s a rare breed: a great creative talent but also a very good business person,” Bob Pittman, the chief executive of Clear Channel tells TNYT. Photo: Fox

 

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Houston Host Michael Berry Won't Be Charged In Hit And Run

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– Following lots of local media attention, Houston Talker Michael Berry of KTRH won't be charged with hit-and-run related to a Jan. 31 incident outside a bar. Asst. DA Connie Spence told The Houston Chronicle "All I can tell you is based on the totality of the circumstances, we're not going to file the charge ... We are always looking to do the right thing. And in this particular case, at this point in time, charges will not be filed." Adding to the decision may have been the prosecutor's inability to contact club bouncer Tuderia Bennett who first claimed that Berry hit his car outside TC's Show Bar, said to be a popular gay bar in the Montrose area. As Jockline reported in January, Berry's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, arranged back then for a $2,330 payment to Bennett for damages to the car and the cost of obtaining a rental car. "The DA's office has declined to prosecute. The complainant has signed a release. The case is over with," said DeGuerin. "I don't think it was ever a case. "

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WOODY P. SNOW: Says Management Told Him Days Of Local Radio Star Are Over

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– As reported in yesterday's Movers/Wakers (see recent news), longtime Springfield, MO morning host Woody P. Snow, exited KGBX after what he tell's Springfield News Leader was his refusal to sign a new contract. According to the paper, after his show last Thursday, Snow says he was called to the manager's and asked to sign a contract. Snow said the contract would have ended the live format of the show. “Personally for me, the joy was in live, organic radio and, yes, sometimes I guess it got too mercurial and we made mistakes but some of the most fun times were in the mistakes,” Snow said. He claims management told him his show was bad and that the days of the local radio star are over." All things aside, Snow said he has no bitterness. “I understand new people want things new ways. Sometimes you get two alpha males together and the old bull’s going to get challenged,” Snow said. Sidekick Janet Layne will remain solo for now with KGBX.

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$12 Million Buys You Seacrest's Hollywood Hills Mansion

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– Amid a few recent bazillion dollar deals, looks like Ryan Seacrest is out shopping for a new pad -- or island. After trying unsuccessfully in 2010 to sell this one-time home of actor Kevin Costner for nearly $15 million, according to Fox TV, he's back at it again with an asking price of only $12 million. Featuring 8,172-square-foot, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a swimming pool, guest house, detached garage and tennis courts was once featured in Architectural Digest. Reportedly, The listing agent has restricted access to a virtual tour of the property. Only qualified buyers can go on via password. PHOTO: MLS

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MORE 'WANTED' DISSAGE: Spear's Bouncers Didn't Want Us To Look [AUDIO]

Claims Bieber Gave Siva A Jab To The Jewels

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– What's with UK's "The Wanted." Last week they ragged on "The Voice's" Christina Aguilera saying she was a b***ch. Now, in an interview with Dylan on NY's Fresh 102.7 they claim they were asked by Britney Spear's bouncers to turn and face the wall when she was walking through. Until now, the group has had nothing but nice things to say about the pop diva, but yesterday they told Dylan, “We signed a confidentiality thing that we should never say anything about what happened, but let’s tell it anyway,” Tom Parker said. Siva Kaneswaran explained, “I was in the hallway with my tour manager. Basically we were looking with a laptop, trying to get wifi…facing the middle of the hallway. Britney's bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall ... we were like come on!” Siva said. “We turned around and I faced a wall for about 10 seconds until she got really far away.” Jay McGuinness did want to clarify: "... honestly when we actually met her person to person, she was so down to earth. You can tell she’s a total southern girl and Nathan, when he was a kid, won a singing competition. She was one of the judges or something. And she gave him a kiss, it was one of his first kisses as a kid. So he got to meet her again and support her.” Before the interview was over the guys were also asked about opening for Justin Bieber. Jay “He punched Siva in the b****.” “He gave Siva a jab to the left testicle,” elaborated another member. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Cindy & Ray Help Cancer Victims With Kids Comedy

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– When Star 94 (94.1 FM) morning co-hosts Cindy & Ray entertain jokes from their younger listeners today on their “Kids’ Carpool Comedy” segment, they will be helping a 19-year-old Chicago man get through his rigorous treatment for cancer. Miles Austrevich is battling a rare form of brain cancer and must undergo extensive diagnostic procedures. As a way to help lighten the mood of the treatments, his father Len started the website http://www.jokes4miles.com to begin collecting 5,000 jokes for his son to read. Submissions have even come in from celebrities such as Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Bill Murray. Miles’ story was recently featured on ABC News. When “Kids’ Carpool Comedy” airs from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. today, the jokes called in by kids on the way to school will be recorded as part of a special video that will be uploaded to Jokes4Miles.com. “As a cancer survivor, I know first hand that laughter is truly the best medicine,” said Cindy Simmons. “Every week, kids floor us with their humor,” added Ray Mariner. “We’re ready for a bunch of calls to help brighten Miles’ day.”

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Ugly Meter Rakes In $80,000 In A Day With Stern Assist

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– An application that tells you how ugly you are is riding high in Apple's App Store. The Ugly Meter, which has been around for awhile, got new life overnight due to a mention on Howard Stern's Show. According to the Daily Mail, app developer Dapper Gentlemen made $80,000 in a single day after the $4.99 Pro version of Ugly Meter was showcased on Stern's show. According to the Ugly Meter listing in the App Store, the application has been downloaded over 5 million times and generated over $500,000 in total revenue since its launch. Co-creator Joe Overline joined Stern's show last week and said his company is now planning to hire another programmer to advance its application-development plans. Created by Jo Overline and Ryan Allen of Arizona, the app snaps your picture, then "scans" your face, calculating its contours, symmetry, and proportions. The app pronounces your ugliness on a scale of 1 to 10 — with 10 being the ugliest — accompanied by corresponding quips. A low score will earn you praise. Of note, The Ugly Meter ranks second to "Angry Birds.

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Lil' Ol' Winemaker Castronovo Gets Picked Up By Southeast Grocery Giant

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– The store who's tag line is "where shopping is a pleasure," Publix, has decided to add even more pleasure to its shopping experience with the addition of Clear Channel Florida's Paul Castronovo's (the Paul & Young Ron Show) very own CASTRONOVO wine to it shelves beginning now. "This is a big deal," says Castronovo. "if you haven't tried it yet, buy a bottle (I have a kid in college!) It's a great Italian wine, moderately priced, but REALLY good with food! Castronovo, who's vineyard began distributing the wine a couple of years ago has received rave reviews from numerous restaurants, beverage and food chains since its launch. For the record, it's once again the OFFICIAL WINE OF MSBC 24, set for Miami, June 21 & 22. Want to know how to get a bottle or have it available at a store near you, Contact Paul, HERE

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New Rules For NAB 2012 Award Nominations Announced

Stations and personalities who won a 2011 Marconi cannot be nominated in same category again until 2013

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– The National Association of Broadcasters is now accepting nominations for the 2012 NAB Marconi Radio Awards. In an effort to help radio stations build stronger entries, new guidelines have been published. Now, stations and personalities who won a 2011 Marconi cannot be nominated in the same category again until 2013;
Only one nomination per station is allowed for On Air Personality of the Year by Market Size.
Syndicated personalities are not eligible to enter Personality of the Year by Market size.
The general manager of the nominating station must approve each nomination for it to be considered valid. With the exception of the Legendary Station category, any information included in the profile regarding awards, ratings, community involvement, etc. should only pertain to achievements that occurred since January 1, 2011. Nominations must be submitted online and received by May 31. Finalists will be announced in July.On September 20, the winners will be announced during the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at the Radio Show, held in Dallas (September 19-21).

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Clooney Crushin' On Premiere's Pieter At White House Correspondents' Dinner

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2012 –– While most of us watched former radio producer/turned TV host, Jimmy Kimmel, nail last weekend's White House Correspondent's Dinner, at least one attendee, Premier Network's Allison Pieter (shown left) had a slight distraction. There along with Steven Spielberg, Li-Lo and numerous other celebrities, was uber actor, George Clooney, who dared not miss the opportunity to pose with the lovely Pieter. She told Jockline Daily, "The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was truly an unforgettable evening!" According to unverified reports, Pieter has remained frozen in that pose and smile since the weekend

 

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Flashback's Pinnfield Now Heard In LA, San Francisco & Minneapolis

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND 2012 –– Cumulus Media Networks has announced KLOS-FM Los Angeles, CA, KSAN-FM San Francisco, CA and KQRS-FM Minneapolis, MN as the latest affiliates for "Flashback"  The retrospective program is hosted by influencer, rock insider and MTV legend, Matt Pinfield. Flashback fuses Classic Rock with the newscasts, TV and movie clips, vintage commercials and comedy that defined the time.

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MMS' Dieter Disciplined Over Anti-Gay Comment

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily was the first to report yesterday, Dominic Dieter (shown upper left), of Rover's Morning Glory, drew intense heat from the gay & lesbian community after suggesting to a father who witnessed his daughter kissing another girl that he have a friend "screw her straight." Following an appeal by GLADD to have him suspended and to issue an apology, WMMS aired on yesterday's show a pre-recorded apology from Dieter, who was not on the show. "I just wanted to say that, I know on the show this past Friday I made some comments that people found .. considered to be offensive. And I just wanted to say, I understand why people are angry. I want to genuinely apologize to anyone who may have been offended by what I said. I regret what I did say. My comments were inappropriate. They were inexcusable, and just downright stupid. And I want to make it clear; there was absolutely no intention to promote physical or sexual violence ... " Clear Channel Op's Mgr. Keith Abrams followed with a written statement, stating: "We take matters of this nature very seriously; his comment was thoughtless and unacceptable, and we apologize to those who were offended ... We can assure you the appropriate disciplinary action has been taken. Abrams didn't expand on the exact disciplinary action, but, reportedly, the station will begin airing several public-service announcements stressing parental acceptance of a gay child's lifestyle. PHOTO: Dominic, Rover & Duji.

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Rochester's Fox Flips For The Brew; Brother Wease Continues To Lead The Way In Mornings

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2012 –– Clear Channel has flipped 95.1 "The Fox" Rochester to "95.1 The Brew." The new format will feature classic rock from the '70s, '80s and early '90s. We're happy to report that Brother Wease will continue to lead the way in mornings from 5:30 to 10 am. "The Brew will serve a lot of people in Rochester who have expressed dissatisfaction with local rock radio in recent years," said OM Dave Lefrois. "It's fine for your dad to listen to his idea of classic rock while sipping on prune juice -- as long as we can crack a brew and listen to ours. 95.1 The Brew is the next generation of classic rock."

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Kimmy Tweets Her 14.5 Million Followers Thanking Hot 97 New York's Cipha & Rosenberg For Trashing Kris Humpries

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2012 –– Next to air, there's perhaps nothing that reaches more people at one time than reality diva, Kim Kardashian. Yesterday, she stopped long enought to send a tweet to her 14.5 million twitter followers praising Hot 97 New York's Cipha Sounds And Rosenberg Radio Show for trashing former hubby Kris Humphries. “Ill tell you this much. Kim definitely upgraded from Kris Humphries,” Rosenberg said on the air. “He went from being an unknown NBA player to one of the most talked about players, just because of dating Kim. He even became a better basketball player after dating and marrying her.” Kimmy then tweeted: “Was listening to Hot 97 this morning! ... Thanks for the shout out lol! Love those guys!"

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THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2012 –– On Friday, April 13, Rush Limbaugh held his 22nd annual on-air Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Cure-A-Thon.  Mr. Limbaugh dedicated three hours of his nationally syndicated radio program to encourage listeners to join the effort to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Mr. Limbaugh made a personal donation of $400,000 during the broadcast, and as of April 20, on-air and online donations totaled nearly 3.3 million dollars.  Mr. Limbaugh has supported The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for 22 years, and has helped raise more than 34 million dollars for the organization. LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.lls.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: DJ Laz Heads To LA; Harvey In, Brown Out At KBLX/San Francisco; WTOP Adds Dr. Drew; Mix 106.1 Philly Adds Mario Lopez; Billie Marshall Joins Bob 106.5's Showgram

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST 2012 –– Following his surprise exit from Miami's Power 106, DJ Laz now heads to Spanish Broadcasting System Inc.'s 96./Los Angeles. ----- As Entercom officially takes over KBLX/San Francisco, longtime PD/morning host Kevin Brown gives way to the syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show which begins May 7. Current morning co-host Nikki Thomas will remain in the slot. ----WTOP Washington joins other top stations in NY, Chicago, and Los Angeles and will now carry Dr. Drew’s 'One Minute Clinic.' ---- Mix 106.1/Philadelphia announced it's adding the syndicated Mario Lopez show afternoons beginning immediately. Current host, Jay Towers, will remain with the station as a weekend host and consultant. ---- Surprise move at KGBX-FM/Springfield, MO, as longtime morning co-host Woody P. Snow exits after twenty three year stint. Co-host Janet Layne will continue on a solo basis for now. ----- Bob 106.9)/Savannah, GA, hires Billie Marshall (shown center)as morning co-host with Tim Leary on "The Morning Showgram." Marshall previously served as APD/MD and midday personality at Alternative Rock 106.1/Savannah.

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Cumulus Media Deals For Larger Markets With Townsquare Station Swap

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2012 –– Cumulus Media announced the sale of 55 stations in 11 non-strategic markets to Townsquare Media in exchange for the acquisition of 10 radio stations in two markets plus $116 million in cash. The transaction is part of Cumulus' ongoing plan to focus on radio stations in top markets and geographically strategic regional clusters. "This transaction represents strategic portfolio management which enables us to focus on accretive large market consolidation as well as further de-leveraging of our balance sheet," said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus. As part of the transaction, Cumulus is acquiring 10 stations in Bloomington, IL, and Peoria, IL. The stations being sold by Cumulus to Townsquare reside in the following markets: Augusta, ME; Bangor, ME; Binghamton, NY; Bismarck, ND; Grand Junction, CO; Killeen-Temple, TX; New Bedford, MA; Odessa-Midland, TX; Presque Isle, ME; Sioux Falls, SD and Tuscaloosa, AL.

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U.K. Radio 1's Tony Blackburn Says Beatles Wouldn't Match Up With Today's Superstars

The Beatles & Stones Just Stood There With Guitars

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2012 –– Not sure how the rest of the UK is going to take this news of their beloved Beatles, but radio icon Tony Blackburn is having none of it. In the May issue of Radio Times he said the Fab Four "just stood there with guitars and sang". "I actually think today's artists are better than those of yesteryear," he said. "The Beatles and the Stones just stood there with guitars and sang. These days people like Rihanna can sing, dance and do everything." Aside from his comments on England's most reverred groups, his accolades in bed will likely draw some notice as well. The longtime morning host on Radio 1 said he's married now but told the magazine he estimated during his heyday he had slept with around 500 women. According To The Daily Mail, Blackburn started working on pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio London in the 1960s and become the first DJ to broadcast on Radio 1 in 1967. The full interview appears in this week's Radio Times magazine.

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Fresh FM/D.C's Collis On The Mend Following Surgery And Show Antics [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2012 –– Jockline Daily is so happy to report that our new best friend, Kelly Collis, of 947 Fresh FM's Tommy Show, is doing fine following her hernia surgery this weekend. And, as good cohorts are supposed to do, they figured they'd have some fun at her expense by recording her while drugged up and replaying it on the air. If you'd like to know what some late night, overnight jocks sounded like in the '70's this may be a good example. There was also that rumor that she really went in for a facelift. Tommy McFly tells us: I may have started the rumor that she snuck into a DC hospital for a facelift the day that she knew all media would be focused on the White House Correspondents Dinner. I may have ALSO recorded her when she was all drugged up. Homegirl is a mean bedside katy perry. She was rushed into surgery and came through like a champ. @CityShopGirl was up and tweeting this morning but will probably be off the air for a few more days. McFly ask: "Is it just us or does Kelly at the Hospital sounds like David after the Dentist?" LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Rover Co-Host Dieter Under Fire Following Anti-Gay Comment

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– WMMS/Cleveland's Rover Morning Glory co-host, Dominic Dieter (shown far left), is catching major flak from gay groups following his advice to a listener who emailed the show saying he caught his daughter kissing another girl. Responding to the listener, Dieter then reportedly said 'You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight." This led to GLAAD calling on WMMS 107.7 owner Clear Channel for his prompt suspension. According to Instinct Magazine, GLAAD's Senior Media Field Strategist Justin Ward said " This is not okay. Not on any level, and not in any context. We trust that the majority of fair-minded Americans will agree. Make no mistake, if this young woman is, in fact, gay or if she's simply not interested in having (s)ex with any of her father's friends, then what Dieter is suggesting is rape. No one should be let off the hook for saying what Dieter said, especially media personalities who are often revered by their impressionable young listeners." In addition to his suspicion, the group also ask for a sincere apology and wants the show to devote an entire segment on the subject. Along with notices, station contacts and numbers were included in the release. Of note, following Dieter's comment, he was called out on air by fellow hosts.

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Jacob's Survey: The Battle For The Car Begins

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– Jacobs Media’s All-Format Techsurvey8 has been released and 170 stations, 12 radio formats and 57,358 radio listeners later
the Michigan based group President, Fred Jacobs, told last weekend's Worldwide Radio Summit gathering in L.A. that protecting the in-car listening franchise is becoming a major battleground for radio. More than half of all respondents say that most of their radio listening takes place in cars. Nearly half (48%) say they’re able to connect a smartphone or mp3 player in their main vehicle. One in ten (9%) now drives a car equipped with an entertainment/information system like Ford’s Sync, especially fans of News/Talk and Sports/Talk. It’s all about “First Occasions:” Nearly six in ten of these core radio listeners (57%) start their day with another medium or gadget – rather than turn on a radio at home or in the car. On the subject of some of those other popular in-car choices, Pandora is the most popular pure-play Internet option, as nearly half (45%) of “streamies” listen to some extent, easily besting competitors like iHeartRadio (19%), Spotify (7%), TuneIn Radio (7%), and Slacker Radio (5%). However, Pandora users are split as to whether the Internet pure play should be considered “radio” – 43% “yes” – 49% “no.” Fans of Alternative, Contemporary Christian, Country, CHR, and Variety Hits are more apt to think of Pandora as “radio.” For more details, reach Fred by CLICKING HERE

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UBIQUITOUS: Seacrest To Add More NBC Duties To Workload

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– We'll credit singer Ray Stevens for the line "He's everywhere, he's everywhere" from his "Santa Claus is watching you" recording, but media mogul Ryan Seacrest gets props for giving the expression a whole new meaning. No sooner had the ink dried on his recent signing for another two years on American Idol for a reported $30 million, NBC Universal now reports that in addition to joining its Summer Olympic's team, he'll also serve as special correspondent for NBC's Today Show and contribute to its primetime news & entertainment division. He told E! "Joining the Comcast family six years ago was a game-changing experience for me. My time at E! has enriched my career - both in-front-of and behind-the-camera - for which I am forever grateful... I'm especially looking forward to working with all the stellar on-air talents and producing executives involved in NBC's news, entertainment and sports divisions, and I'm eager and excited to take on this broader new role," said Seacrest. And for those keeping track, his production company produces the hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” its spin-offs “Khloe and Lamar,” “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” and “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,”“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,”“Shah’s of Sunset” for Bravo, executive producer and host of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and still somehow finds time to host mornings on 102.7 KIIS-FM LA

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KIIS/LA'S Ellen K Honored With Star On Hollywood's Walk of Fame

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– Longtime KIIS-FM co-host to Rick Dees and later Ryan Seacrest, the iconic Ellen K is finally getting her just due by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who will honor her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, May 10 in front of the W Hollywood Hotel. According to The Hollywood Patch, Ellen began her radio career in San Diego and San Francisco, then it was to LA's KIIS FM where she joined the legendary Rick Dees. Some 12 Billboard & Marconi Radio Awards later, she teamed with Ryan Seacrest. In addition to KIIS, Ellen also hosts "Ellen K’s Inside Hollywood" daily on KTLA TV, serves as the announcer for the Grammys on CBS, the SAG Awards on TNT& TBS, "A Home for the Holidays" on CBS, cameos on “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and “Days of Our Lives“ as well as the Emmy nominated "Oscar Red Carpet Live" special on KTLA. PHOTO: Ellen K

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Steve Harvey's "Think Like A Man" Takes In $60.9 Million In In First 10 Days

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– Radio & TV's Steve Harvey may well be on his way to becomming the new king of all media as his Sony's Screen Gems, 'Think Like a Man,' which was based on his book of the same name, has now earned $60.9 million in its first 10 days of play. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this makes it one of the most successful African-American movies of recent times and it's already pacing ahead of the lifetime gross of most Tyler Perry films. Following TLAM, After Think Like a Man, Sony's animated 3D pic The Pirates! Band of Misfits posted $11.4 million, The Lucky One, $11.3 million, The Hunger Games $11.25 million.

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SHOCKER: College Radio Station May Go Dark After Student Caught Smoking Weed During Morning Show

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– Uh oh, looks like The University at Albany New York's college campus radio station may go up in smoke (yes, intended) after students were caught smoking pot while hosting an early morning radio show. According to The Times Union, UA Albany police officer found eight students smoking pot and drinking beer at the station on April 14 at 3:45 a.m. Reportedly, this occurred sometime after the "Funky Corner" show, which bills itself as the place to hear funk, soul, old school hip-hop and before the Saturday morning jazz show. The school has now locked the offices of the station. A college official said the station's policies will be reviewed over the summer and that a final decision will be made in the next few months on whether or not the station can be opened again at night.

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Indonesian Station Bans Bieber Songs Following Insult

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– In Jockline Daily's endless attempt of connecting our readers with radio news of interest throughout the world, here's a story we couldn't pass up. A teen-targeted station in North Sumatra Indonesia, Kiss 105 FM (Yes, Kiss, are the univeral calls) have now banned Justin Bieber’s songs as a result of his remarks to his fans – known as Beliebers. According to the UK's Daily Mirror, Bieber recently “mocked the English accent, insulted Indonesia and threw a hissy fit,” when in London to premiere his new album, Believe. Reportedly, during the event, Bieber told an interviewer about the creative process for one of his new tracks, saying it was recorded in some “random country," His manager, Scott “Scooter” Braun, interrupted and informed him it was produced in Indonesia. "This is a country with more than 200 million citizens,” Kiss FM executive producer Anggi Simanjuntak told The Jakarta Post . Anggi said that the policy was apparently supported by heartbroken radio listeners. “Some of them unfollowed or even blocked Bieber’s twitter account from their timelines,” she said.
One of Kiss' host, Bea Lubis, seemed a bit more forgiving sayingshe would probably cancel the ban, “if Bieber apologized in a sweet manner and promised not to say such things about Indonesia again.”

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PONDER THIS: Radio's King Of Countdowns Casey Kasem Turns 80

THE MOUTH, APRIL 3OTH, 2012 - Heartfelt belated birthday wishes go out to radio's original king of countdowns, Casey Kasem, who turned 80 on April 27th. The longtime host of America's Top 40 and America's Top 10 and numerous other shows was also the voice of Scooby Doo's Shaggy. After retiring in 2009, he continued handling voiceover duties there until late last year. Ironically, although known for his unmistakable voice and radio accomplishments, his legacy will likely be footnoted for his famous 'Snuckles' rant. Albeit recorded in the pre-social media age, this audio clip with a generous portions of expletives got passed around like no other outtake before. And just in case you were one of the few who missed it, LISTEN HERE (CAUTION, STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE)

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Mike Shannon Succeeds McCoy On B98 Atlanta; Shepherd Smith's Findling Retains Bloomquist For Radio Presence; Byrd Exits The Loop Chicago, Dingo Heads To WGTR Myrtle Beach

THE MOUTH, APRIL 30TH, 2012 –– Cox Media taps host Mike Shannon to follow market icon Kelly McCoy who stepped down last week following 27 yr run at B98/Atlanta. For the last two years, Shannon has been holding down weekends at Cox's WQNU - Q103.1/Louisville. He had formerly held nights for manyyears at Louisville's WJDX. ---- Drew Findling, a leading criminal defense attorney and regular commentator on Fox News Channel and other cable outlets, has retained Bloomquist Media to help manage and expand his presence on radio. Bloomquist Media will manage Findling’s radio guest appearances, help establish on-going legal analyst relationships with select radio stations and programs, and assist in development of a weekend talk show. ---- The 'Loop Chicago's afternoon host Byrd exits after nine year run. ----- WGTR-FM/Myrtle Beach, SC, names Dingo as MD and morning co-host. He arrives WYNR-FM/Brunswick, GA. He follows Tige And Daniel who moved to WTQR-FM/Greensboro. ------- Vancouver Beat 94.5 FM radio host Kid Carson is reportedly set to follow Stephan Chisholm, a.k.a. DJ Ryder, beginning Sept. 1.

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Stern Challenges Lawsuit Dismissal

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2012 –– Howard Stern’s production company, One Twelve Inc., and his agent, Don Buchwald have filed an appeal to New York state Justice Barbara Kapnick's recent dismissal of their lawsuit against XM Satellite Radio over unpaid stock awards. Both parties had sued the company last year over what they claimed were $300 million in stock awards owed to them from an agreement that first led Stern to Sirius (Sirius merged with XM in 2008). According to Bloomberg News, in court documents filed yesterday by Stern and Buchwald's attorneys, they claim the court “misinterpreted the parties’ contract and granted summary judgment before there was any discovery taken in the action ... reversal is warranted because, among other things, the parties’ contract is clear on its face that plaintiffs are entitled to the relief they seek or is, at a minimum, ambiguous.” The April 16th dismissal was filed with 'prejudice," meaning it couldn't be refiled, but it could be appealed. Photo: NBC

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Another Day, Another Music FM Flips To Talk; 106.7/Atlanta's WYAY Gives Way To All-News

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2012 –– For the second time in as many days, another highly speculated switch to spoken-word occurred this morning with Cumulus Media's announcement of WYAY-FM switching to all news. John Dickey tells the The Biz Journal “As big a city as we’ve got as diverse and cosmopolitan a community, not to have an all-news product creates a huge opportunity,” he said. “It was an easy decision for us to take advantage of it.”Staying true to his word of looking to attract a broader listenership than the predominantly male, 50-plus audience, Dickey adds: “Pop culture, celebrity news and entertainment news has really become news today,” he said. “That has intermixed with hard news to create a different product ... All-news radio historically has been a creature of AM radio, although some major-market AM all-news stations simulcast their programming on FM affiliates. Having this format on FM is really the future,” Dickey said. As for staff, a source told AJC's Rodney Ho among the names of those being mentioned to join include Greg Black, Maria Boynton, Andy Rose, Andy Flick, Michelle Wright and Jackie Howard.

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98.7 KISS And WBLS New York To Merge; New Line-Up Formed

Joyner Urges Fans To Join Him Online And Mobile

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2012 –– On the heels of a wild radio day in New York yesterday involving ESPN Radio's take over of WRKS, 98.7 frequency, questions quickly arose as to fate of WRKS and its air staff. At 10 AM yesterday, KISS joined WBLS in a simulcast, airing a tribute to KISS' 30-year legacy. Then it was announced that at midnight on Monday the two stations would merge on 107.5 under the calls WBLS. Reportedly, the new line-up will feature syndicated Steve Harvey in mornings followed by former KISS midday host Shaila from noon to 3:00 pm, Jeff Foxx then handles 3-7 pm and Lenny Green goes 7-midnight. Lost in the shuffle were the syndicated Tom Joyner and Michael Baisden shows. Following these changes, Tom Joyner quickly urged his audience to take advantage of the growing mobile and online access to tune in to the Party with a Purpose for the displaced New York area listener via his popular phone app entitled Tom Joyner and online through BlackAmericaWeb.com. The Tom Joyner phone app has grown significantly in 2012 with almost 40% of America using smartphones. The app continuously streams the show 24 hours a day and is available on iPhone, Android and Blackberry. On BlackAmericaWeb.com, with over 1.5 million registered users, listeners can hear the show online with a continuous stream. Photo: Joyner

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V103's Frank Ski Joins To 'C If U Can Make Shaq Laugh"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2012 –– Tonight in Atlanta, we'll finally see if someone was able to make basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal laugh. The contest was part of a partnership between C by Courvoisier and Shaq Entertainment. They're the sponsors of an All Star Comedy Jam that's travelling through more than 20 cities this year, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. To create buzz, a dedicated video featuring Shaq was created in social media including Courvoisier’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. While creating a video, participants were encouraged to show off their best comedic skills. Tonight, Shaquille O’Neal, along with V103’s Frank Ski and a host of other VIPs will attend the “C if U Can Make Shaq Laugh” contest finale in Atlanta. The “C if U Can Make Shaq Laugh” competition's three finalists were selected to meet Shaq and perform their act live for partygoers and the panel of judges. The winning act will receive a $5,000 cash prize and the notoriety of making Shaq laugh! In addition to Ski, also joining will be comedians Capone and Anthony "Chicago" Hall.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: J.C. Corcoran Exits KTRS; Slams Press Report; Smerconish Adds KVI/Seattle; Mark O'Brien Heads CC's Jacksonville

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2012 –– Longtime St. Louis host J.C. Corcoran was told yesterday that his show on KTRS was being discontinued, but in a released statement writes that he was disappointed with erroneous accounts of his departure in a local paper as well as reports of his co-host, Treish Gazalli, remaining with the station. He clarified, "Upon hearing the news, my friend and partner for the past eighteen months, Trish Gazall, resigned her position. We cleaned out our office together this evening."--------News from Seattle has it that KVI-AM Seattle has begun running The Michael Smerconish Show weekdays 1p-3p, 3rd hour 9p-10p. -------Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Jacksonville has announced that Mark O’Brien was named Market Manager. O’Brien has more than 25 years of broadcasting experience at the senior level.  Prior to joining Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Jacksonville, O’Brien served as Vice President of Southeast Regional Sales for Westwood One, where he managed 18 markets for the past five years.

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"Mixed Bag's" Fornatale Passes On At 66

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2012 –– Longtime New York host, rock historian and author Pete Fornatale, who hosted "Mixed Bag" on WFUV-FM (90.7) has died at 66. has died. His family announced his death at age 66. A native of The Bronx, Pete got his start in radio in 1964 as a Fordham University undergrad, hosting a program on WFUV called 'Campus Caravan.' At a time when rock on the radio was confined to Top 40 AM, Fornatale spun records by lesser-known artists, played deeper album cuts than the current hit singles, and conducted soul-searching interviews with artists such as The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The Papas, and Simon & Garfunkel, all of whom came through Fordham on tour. After graduating from Fordham in '67, Pete taught for several years before beginning his professional career in 1969 at the legendary WNEW-FM in New York. He came full circle to WFUV in 2001 as the host of "Mixed Bag" on Saturdays from 4-8 pm. The latter-day "Mixed Bag" typically focused on a single theme each week. Fornatale is survived by his three sons Peter, Mark and Steven, a New York City police officer. A private funeral mass is planned and WFUV will offer an on-air celebration of his life and career on Saturday, May 5 from 4-8pm.

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ESPN Radio Doubles Up In New York With FM Simulcast On 98.7 FM

Stephen A. Smith Heads To Middays; Teams With Ryan Ruocco

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– Rumors finally came to rest this morning as it was announced that ESPN had finally landed an FM signal in New York courtesy of an agreement with Emmis Communications. Starting Monday, April 30, ESPN Radio New York, now heard on WEPN 1080 AM, will also be heard on 98.7 FM, presently urban-formatted WRKS-FM. With the move, it becomes New York's first full-time FM Sports-Talk station. Meanwhile, The New York Daily News reports Stephen A. Smith (shown), who is said to be close to inking a new deal with ESPN and will most likely move from nights to the 1-3 p.m. slot where he'll join Ryan Ruocco who's currently teamed with Robin Lundberg. With the move, Smith is also reported to become a regular on TV's ESPN2’s “First Take.” Further changes reported include The Mike Lupica Show moving to a noon start time. The Michael Kay Show, will reportedly stay in its current 3 p.m.-7 p.m. time period.

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WBT's Keith Larson Balks Over "At Will" Offer; Rips Station On-Air

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– Keith Larson (shown), popular morning talk host on WBT-AM/Charlotte, kicked off yesterday's show with an unusual topic: his station. He informed listeners that his contract with WBT wouldn’t be renewed saying “Top WBT management came to this decision some time ago … and they’ve chosen to wait as late as possible to tell me ... I was not given a specific reason for this, nor did I ask for one. Radio station management does not need a reason. They can always find a reason or spin one up when they let someone go." Larson, who has been with WBT for 10 years, told listeners that he didn't know if he would be back on today's show following his criticism of management. WBT GM Rick Feinblatt told The Charlotte Observer, "We did say our desire was that we didn’t want to renew the contract but wanted him to remain as an employee at-will ... He has not told us whether that is acceptable or not. I don’t know where he is. He may have made a decision, but I don’t know what it is.” Feinblatt, who is currently out of town, said he intends to meet with Larson next week.

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Saint's Coach Payton Calls Eavesdropping Charges "Garbage" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– During a live broadcast from the Zurich Classic in New Orleans, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton joined FOX Sports Radio’s Loose Cannons yesterday and talked about allegations against Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis for eavesdropping on opposing teams. He also discussed his plans for this year in light of the bounty scandal and the unity of the New Orleans Saints. On False Allegations Against Mickey Loomis, O’Brien said “Let’s start, though, with Mickey Loomis. I mean, what is going on there?” Payton: “Certainly, that occurred with their reporting in 2002, 3 and 4. And, I would say this knowing Mickey, and I consider him a great friend and, obviously, a great General Manager. I just know the nature of how this began... it doesn’t start with a lead, it starts with ‘hey, head to New Orleans and see what you can find out on any story’...hearing it from afar, I think it’s garbage…the thing that I’m most interested to see is what kind of things happen after something like that’s reported that’s not true... And what about his own plans while he sits out? Payton: “It starts with our children, our family and spending more time with them…I’d like to work and coach my son’s football team and be a part of that, and be at the games where my daughter’s cheerleading. This is an opportunity for me to be at a lot of that. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Brandmeier's Chicago Mansion On The Market For $5.9 Million

6 Stories, 11,000 Sq. Ft; Master Bedroom Takes Up 4th Floor

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– Another day, another Brandmeier Mansion up for sale. This one, according to Chicago Magazine, was quietly listed by WGN's Jonathon Brandmeier last June for $5.9 million. The listing shows the 6-Story, 11,000-square-foot house has five bedrooms, ten bathrooms, an elevator, and a state of the art movie theater. Worth noting, The master bedroom takes up the entire fourth floor. The magazine reports the house was originally purchased from its builder in 2007 for $4.46 million. As Jockline Daily reported last December, Brandmeier sold his Malibu mansion back then for $4.1 Million, having originally paid $2.68 million in 1997. Photo: Courtesy of Chicago Magazine and Deal Estate

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REPORT: Spotify To Challenge Pandora With U.S. Radio Service

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– According to a Bloomberg News, the London-based Spotify Ltd. is developing a U.S. Internet radio service that will rival Pandora. Currently, Spotify works more like a music collection that allows users to create playlists from specific albums and tracks. The new format, like Pandora, would operate more like radio. Unnamed sources revealed that Spotify is planning to launch by year-end and be supported by advertising and claimed they've already begun notifying some content partners of the launch. When Graham James spokesman for Spotify New York, was contacted he said “We have no announcements to share at this time,” and declined further comment. Spotify, which was founded in 2006, has 10 million registered users worldwide, and 3 million paying subscribers. Pandora, started in 2005, has 150 million registered users, with 49 million logging in within the last 30 days according to the Oakland-based company.

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94.7 Cookville's Mary Mac Gets National Props After Being Named To Top 10 Hottest Bachelorette List

Becomes first-ever celebrity other than country artists to make list

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– Mary Mac, co-host of 94.7/Cookville TN's "StyckMan & Mary Mac Show" is feeling a bit giddy lately after unexpectedly being named to Country Weekly's 'Hottest Bachelorette's' list. During a recent conversation with Ken Tucker, managing editor of Country Weekly, Styckman decided to launch a write-in for Mary Mac on the Country Weekly ballot. In spite of hugh odds, Mary Mac joined a field of other country beauties including Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry, Taylor Swift, Lauren Alaina and more. She told Jockline Daily, "It's weird to be nationally recognized for being "hot" but it's a true testament to our faithful GIANT listeners! Their support of our show has been very overwhelming!" According to Tucker, this is the first time that anyone other than a country artist has placed among the magazine's Top 10 Hottest Bachelorettes. Country Weekly hits newstands on May 7.

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JERRY, JERRY? Bieber Not Amused By Tweens Naming His Private Part, Jerry [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– The term "trending" has been coming up a lot lately. And there's one Twitter topic that surely didn't get past Capital FM/London's James Barr (left). As it turns out, Bieber's gnomimous Twitter followers, who must have amble time on their hands, decided to give Bieber's private part a name. Thus, Bieber's dealy is now so-named “Jerry,” something Bieber say is inappropriate. "My fans are kinda inappropriate," he told Barr. When he asked how they came up with the name Jerry, Bieber said "I don't know, it's just what they named it," adding, "Jerry seems kind of like ... 'My name is Jerry." He later posted on twitter “A lot of jerry talk today. haha. my fans are wild.” And apparently, they are in England, too. Reportedly, the phone at Bieber’s hotel suite has gotten over 2,000 phone calls from his fans pretending to be members of his inner circle. WATCH VIDEO

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TOP NEWS FROM THE U.K. One Direction Still Banned By Capital FM

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– Two months after thanking Radio 1 during a BRIT Awards acceptance speech, boyband One Direction’s songs are still not being played by the UK’s biggest commercial radio group. Global Radio’s Capital FM and Heart brands haven’t aired music by the group since Harry Styles mentioned their BBC rival while accepting an award voted for by Capital listeners. The morning after the BRITs, Capital FM was due to announce One Direction’s tour dates as part of a co-promotion, but dropped the deal and removed all mentions from its website. On the night of the BRITs an email to on air teams told them to remove One Direction songs from music logs and to not talk about them. After the gaffe became national news, One Direction issued a statement apologizing for ‘forgetting’ to thank Capital FM listeners. Figures from Compare My Radio show that in the period between 1st January and 21st February this year, 95.8 Capital FM in London played ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ 50 times and follow-up single ‘One Thing’ twice. That works out on average at one play of the band every day. Between 22 February and 18 April the station hasn’t played a single One Direction track, according to the monitoring by Compare My Radio which takes information from ‘Now Playing’ feeds. When the group’s album became the first ever debut release by a British act to go straight in at the top the US charts, news bulletins on Capital didn’t mention it – despite many of their rival stations highlighting one of the biggest UK music successes in America since The Beatles.

Jazz FM Found In Breach After Transmission Of (P)ornographic Soundtrack
Jazz FM has been found in breach of Ofcom’s broadcasting code after the transmission of a pornographic soundtrack. The incident happened during a pre-recorded Saturday evening show, after which three people made official complaints. The station was found ‘In breach’ of rule 2.3 (generally accepted standards) and cleared of violating rule 1.14 (likelihood of children listening). No financial sanction has been imposed. The noises were aired during the Funky Sensation show on Saturday 18th February at around 7.15pm. The station apologized to listeners for the ‘unauthorized’ interception of its output and broadcast an apology on the following week’s edition of the programme. Jazz FM said a member of the Jazz FM Presentation team opened a personal email on the studio computer and accessed a weblink containing pornographic content, but by mistake left the sound fader linked to this computer open on the broadcast console. This resulted in the broadcast of the audio of the pornographic content.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach Him Here

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Smashmouth Radio Starts The Day On New Line-Up For 97.3 The Zone

THE MOUTH, APRIL 26TH, 2012 –– Birmingham' 97.3 The Zone told listeners "We've listened to your feedback, and we have created a new lineup that will change the way you listen to sports talk radio in Alabama. We get past all the fluff of current sports talk radio and we talk real sports, all the time, 24/7. This is the NEW sports radio, 97.3 The Zone!" Leading the charge is Smashmouth Radio featuring Scott Griffin and Kevin Scarbinsky / 6 am - 10 - In the Huddle With Matt Coulter / 10 am - 12 pm - The Sports Czars / 12 pm - 3 pm - The 4th Quarter with Coach Max Howell and Rachel Baribeau / 3 pm - 7 pm. The new line-up with kick off on Monday.

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Is Adam Levine Overexposed?

[HOLLYSCOOP]

Yahoo Snags Katie Couric For Online Talk Show - [THE WRAP]

Kesha Takes A Whiz In Public; Offers Pics As Proof - [AOLMUSIC]

Li-Lo Rips Rosie A New One Over Liz Role Diss - [THR]

BUT OF COURSE: Lady Gaga & The Bieb Play Aliens In 'Men In Black 3' - [DIGITAL SPY]

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Ponders Getting Into Politics - [FOX NEWS]

Adele Tops Lady Gaga In Fav' Gay Icon - [POP ON THE POP]

Beyonce Tapped As 'People's' Most Beautiful - [SHE KNOWS]

ZOWIE: Greta Van Susteren Party Lands Li-Lo As Guest For WH Correspondent's Dinner - [MEDIA BISTRO]

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Will Carrie Underwood Have To Sing For KMLE's Tim & Willy?

Bets On Husband Who Plays For NHL's Predators Against Phoenix Coyotes

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– While promoting her upcoming CD Blown Away on KMLE Country 108, Carrie Underwood made a friendly wager with Tim Hattrick and Willy D. Loon. With the upcoming second round NHL playoff series between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Nashville Predators, guess who Carrie is picking? Tim and Willy are totally caught up in the excitement of the Coyotes first playoff series win in 15 years and put the country songtress, who's married to Predator’s center Mike Fisher, to the test. Here’s the bet: If the Coyotes win the series- Carrie will have to sing one of Tim and Willy’s Coyote Songs when she comes to town on tour in October (her show will be in the Coyote’s Arena!). If the Predators win, Tim and Willy will eat a vegan diet for an entire month. The menu will be provided by Carrie herself. Willy tells Jockline Daily: “I hope the Coyotes win. The closest I’ve come to a vegan diet is when I deep fried everything in vegetable oil!” The series between Phoenix and Nashville begins later this week. 1

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Clear Channel Partners With Underwood In Multi-Platform Promotion Effort; Winner & Guest Travel To Superfest

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– Get ready for wall to wall Carrie. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced a partnership with Sony Nashville to launch Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away, set to release May 1. Beginning April 24, Clear Channel will launch a two-week-long on-air and online Artist Integration Program designed to leverage Clear Channel’s powerful properties and audiences to introduce Blown Away to listeners and fans. The multi-platform promotion will also feature a special performance by Underwood for iHeartRadio Live, a Clear Channel entertainment production at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York City. The campaign will include a series of on-air spots created by Clear Channel’s top Imaging Directors which will run across its network of Country stations nationwide and their online station streams, featuring audio clips from an exclusive interview with Underwood. As part of the program, one winner and a guest will receive a trip to the Bayou Country Superfest to meet Underwood and see her perform, courtesy of Arista Nashville. Additionally, on Monday, April 30, Underwood will join “Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show” for a live, in-studio interview on Z100.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Proctor Joins Maney Show; Cara Denis To Co-Host Mornings At KCLR/Columbia

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– Kiss 95.1 Charlotte has recruited Cassiday Proctor from the JB and Sandy show at Mix 94.7/Austin. She'll become part of the Maney and Drex morning show beginning May 7. KCLR/Columbia, MO has hired Cara Denis as its new morning show co-host for Scotty Cox. Cara follows Carissa Loethen who left in April. Cara arrives from the Dave O'B rien show on HANK FM/Indy. She Begins MAY 1st.

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Opie & Anthony Invade Cleveland; Jim Norton Joins To Tape New Comedy Special

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– This Friday, Opie and Anthony are bringing their uncensored Sirius XM show to Cleveland, Ohio to broadcast from the Hard Rock Cafe in front of a live audience, offering O&A fans a rare opportunity to see The Opie & Anthony Show live and in person. This special edition of The Opie & Anthony Show will air from 4:00 – 7:00 pm ET on The Opie & Anthony Channel (XM Radio channel 105, Sirius Radio channel 206 with the Sirius Premier package). The entire Opie and Anthony crew will be on hand including comedian Jim Norton (shown) , who'll be taping a new comedy special. 20 listeners will also have a chance to compete for a $1,000 cash grand prize in a "Cherry Darts" contest which involves tossing cherries dipped in whipped cream at targets strategically positioned on women's rear-ends.

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27 Years Later On Same Station And Shift, Kelly McCoy Hangs Up The Cans On B98.5 Atlanta

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– Let's see, in jock-year's, 27 is about an eternity. Right? 27 years ago, Kelly McCoy took over afternoon drive on B98.5 Atlanta and has remained there under one owner, Cox. Now, the 59 yr old host is calling it quits and heading to his beach home in St. Simon's Island, GA where he'll take a much deserved rest before deciding his future plans. He told The AJC's Rodney Ho, “I’m a very blessed man, I have no complaints. I have no regrets. It’s been a great place to work. They treated me fairly.” McCoy, who began his career in 1978 at 790/WQXI-AM, moved over to the former WSB 99 FM in 1985 (this was in the pre-decimal period). According to B98.5 PD Lee Cagle, he's known about McCoy's plans for awhile and will announce his replacement shortly.

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Cheryl Cole Dishes On Simon Cowell With Radio 1's Moyles

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– While you were still in a deep sleep this morning, BBC 1/London's Chris Moyles was wide awake and chatting in-studio with Cheryl Cole who was out promoting her new single ‘Call My Name’ and dishing on X-Factor's Simon Cowell who booted her last year from the U.S X-Factor. Moyles asked if she had spoken to Simon since then and she replied: “I have spoken to him many times since. if you're asking if they were interesting conversations, absolutely.” Cole added that she had no intention of getting back by jumping to "The Voice." “I couldn't do The Voice if I'm honest. That battle scene freaks me out. I couldn't put two people I had chosen against each other - it gives me anxiety,” she said. LISTEN TO AUDIO (Following lengthy jingle)

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Pandora The #1 Station In LA?

1.9 million listeners edges out KIIS-FM's 1.4 million

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– According to a new Media Audit poll, Pandora is the No. 1 radio station in Los Angeles. In the poll released yesterday, it was estimated that 1.9 million people in Los Angeles listened to Pandora between September and October of 2011. The No. 2 station, KIIS-FM, garnered 1.4 million listeners in the same time period. According to The LA Times, Pandora has come under heavy scrutiny by investors for not growing its ad revenue quickly enough. In the last fiscal year Pandora paid more than half of its total revenue in music royalties." Apparently, Wall Street was unimpressed with the poll. Pandora closed at $8.53, from an initial public offering price in June of $16.

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100.7 The Wolf's Fitz And Wife Bethany Welcome New Pup

THE MOUTH, APRIL 25TH, 2012 –– All together now: "Awwwwww.. " 100.7 The Wolf Mornings and Powered by Country Host Fitz and his wife Bethany welcomed another addition to his family last Saturday night when his new baby girl, Drew Lynnae, entered the world at 9:11pm on Saturday, April 21st.  Drew was 8lbs. 7 Oz. Both Mother and Baby are in great health.  Fitz tells Jockline Daily: "She is a poop machine like me. Lol!" As best we can see, in order to manage both a morning gig, tv show and waking up to feed Drew, Fitz had a special wind-up key attached to his head in order to keep him on schedule. Nice! Congratulations to the entire Fitz Family! 

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Seacrest Inks For Two More Years On Idol; $15 Million Per Season

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 –– Fox has confirmed that Ryan Seacrest will return as host for 'American Idol" in season 12 & 13. Reportedly, he'll stay at his current clip of $15 million a year. He told Variety: "For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows. It's been a wild ride, and I'm excited for my journey with 'American Idol' to continue." While 'Idol remains TV's number 1 show, it's ratings are down about 30% in viewers 18-49. Seacrest, who has been in negotiation with Comcast for several months, is expected to have an added presence on the NBC’s Today show and, as announced on The Today Show', join in the Summer Olympics coverage. Along with Randy Jackson, Seacrest remains the only remaining member of the original show. Photo: Fox

 

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Premiere Networks Takes Lopez National

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 –– Premiere Networks announced today the launch of "On with Mario Lopez" into national syndication. Hosted by popular television personality, producer, actor and best-selling author Mario Lopez, the four-hour, music-intensive program will feature a unique blend of entertainment stories and celebrity interviews from a multimedia star’s point of view.  Originating from The Grove in Los Angeles, Lopez will keep listeners up to date on the latest news, gossip and events, in addition to sharing his conversations with the hottest celebrities and music artists. All this and more will be coupled with radio station playlists. Beginning April 30, On with Mario Lopez will be available to radio stations nationwide to air as a four-hour block, Monday through Friday between 3 p.m. and midnight local time. The program, which launched locally on Los Angeles’ 104.3 MYfm in January 2012, is already making an impact with audiences.

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The Rise And Fall of Morton Downey Jr. Detailed In Biopic

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 –– Before Limbaugh, Hannity et al, there was Morton Downey Jr. The chain-smoking radio /turned TV host who took on the most controversial issues of the day and got in the faces of those behind them. Now, his much publicized rise and fall is captured in Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie. The documentary, which made its premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, was directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger. Marlow Stern writes in The Daily Beast: "The Morton Downey Jr. Show soon became too divisive for its own good .. advertisers began pulling out over its edgy format ... Ratings began to decline, and off-camera, the host began to assume his public persona." His ultimate undoing occurred in April 1989, when Downey claimed he was attacked in a bathroom of the San Francisco Airport by a trio of skinheads who attempted to shave his head and paint swastikas on his clothes with a black marker. It later turned out to be a hoax. Soon after, his TV show was canceled. Over the next few years he tried various comebacks to no avail. He died in March 2001 from lung cancer.

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Big D And Bubba Featured On Lee Brice's New Album [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 ––When Lee Brice’s new album Hard 2 Love is released today, fans of the Country star may hear a couple familiar voices. Brice, a frequent guest of The Big D and Bubba Show, invited the syndicated radio hosts to introduce the song “Parking Lot Party” on the album. This special guest appearance marks the first time Big D and Bubba have appeared on a music album. Below is a video of Brice’s recent in-studio appearance on The Big D and Bubba Show, which features a clip of Big D and Bubba’s “Parking Lot Party” debut. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Comedian Gary Owen Shares His 'Metta Moment' With Fox's Daybreak [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 –– Actor and comedian Gary Owen joined FOX Sports Daybreak hosts Artrell Hawkins and Andy Furman today, April 23, and talked about his three-day, not-so-peaceful experience with Metta World Peace on the set of "Think Like A Man." Taking an elbow for the team while filming a basketball scene for the number one movie, Owen thinks he matched James Harden’s now infamous encounter with World Peace during the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers game yesterday. Owen said: “…when I saw James Harden last night, I was like, ‘I took that for three days of shooting.’ …I don’t think Ron knew ‘go half speed’ and I had to guard Ron...there’s not an off switch.  I was like dude!  For real now.”   Owen went on to say, “We can bag on NBA players ‘til you play them, and then you realize how good they really are.” Despite his Metta moment, Owen says his craziest athlete encounter was when Mike Tyson came to one of his comedy shows and playfully hit him in the stomach, which he took lying down.  Owen also jokingly took credit for Think Like A Man’s success, knowing it might be his only shot at being in a #1 movie.LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Khloe Signs Off In Dallas

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 –– You probably figured the minute hubby Lamar Odom left the Mav's, Khloe wouldn't be far behind in returning to LA. Word leaked over the weekend that her short-lived run on Mix 102.9/Dallas would officially end on Monday as she said farewell to her midday "The Mix Up with Khloe Kardashian." Longtime Dallas host Tara handled the sendoff by chatting with her about her time in Dallas, favorite hot spots, fried pickles and more. Kardashian's show began in late January as a one-hour, mostly-prerecorded show in which Khloe would intro songs and, not surprisingly, interview family members, reality-TV stars, and various celebs. She did say she really enjoyed radio and left the door open to other opportunities. In the meantime, Jockline Daily will keep an eye out on where Lamar ends up. Perhaps another show awaits her.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Egan Joins The Wolf Charleston; Fruge Goes All Las Vegas

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 –– Brian Egan joins WKWS 96.1 The Wolf/Charleston, WV as part of its new Wolf & Friends morning show. The former co-host of the Phoenix' longtime Ben and Brian duo, later partnered with Jenny at WMZQ/Washington, D.C.. In addition to his air work, he also works with air talent as part of The Randy Lane Company team. ------ Charese Fruge is transferring from San Diego to Las Vegas, where she will devote one hundred percent of her time and attention to programming CBS owned and top rated KMXB and KXTE. For the past several years, Charese has shuttled back and forth from San Diego to Las Vegas in the role of Program Director for KSCF in addition to the Vegas stations. This move will allow her to focus her talents on one market. The transition will take place around June 1st. In the meantime, Charese will continue to work with Kevin Weatherly and his team on growing the newly launched KEGY, “ENERGY 103.7.” Charese has been widely recognized for her many programming successes, most recently receiving the prestigious Genii Award for excellence in radio management from The Alliance for Women in Media.

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WINANS: Tips On Getting Your On-Air Topics Trending On Twitter

THE MOUTH, APRIL 24TH, 2012 –– Admit it: when something you do on the air begins trending on Twitter it's a total rush. The trick, of course, is knowing how to motivate others to share. Social media strategist, Stephanie Winans, of The Randy Lane Company and frequent contributor to Jockline Daily, offers 5 Tips To Get Your On-Air Topics Trending On Twitter: 1. Be Funny - Who doesn’t love to laugh, or to make someone laugh? A topic that’s funny has a good shot at being shared. 2. Be Relatable - The Dave Ryan Show started a trend with an on-air topic last week. They knew that everyone could relate to white trash people problems. Admit it: you know someone (or are someone!) who has had these issues. 3. Be Universal - A topic that is only relevant to your market will only be shared in your market. Choose a universal topic and you’re more likely to create a national or international trend. 4. Keep It Simple - Get too creative and others won’t be able to devise their own tweets to help your hashtag rise to the trending topics list. 5. Promote It - Promote it on the air, and on Twitter using the hashtag. Let your Facebook fans know what’s happening on Twitter, too with a post that says something like “Tweet us with your suggestions for our topic using the hashtag #WhateverItIs. Not on Twitter? Leave us a comment here.” When you start to achieve some success on Twitter in the way of retweets or tweets using the hashtag, share them on-air. Make it sound big and more listeners will participate. Share the best ones on-air and credit the user’s Twitter name when you do. Learn more about Twitter trends here. Meet Stephanie Winans up close in Miami at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp 24, where she presents "5 Ways To Create A Killer Social Media Game Plan."

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Dakota Fanning Glams It Up On C - [JUST JARED]

Playboy Moves To LA - [FOX NEWS]

It's Official: Li-Lo To Play Liz Taylor In Biopic - [OTRC]

Famous Couple Get Adele To Perform At Wedding - [POP CRUSH]

Katy Perry's Got A New Man - [THE MIRROR]

EUUU: Lady Gaga Is Selling Meat Bandages - [ABC NEWS RADIO]

Jon Lovitz Goes Off On Anti-Obama Rant - [THR]

Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert Top CMT Awards Nominees - [DIGITAL SPY]

Prince Harry Returning To The U.S. - [E!]

TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Mad Men's' Elisabeth Moss in "A Buddy Story" - [REELZ]

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Cornbread's Judi Diamond Cast In Nickelodeon Series

Features Real-Life 'Laverne And Shirley' Style Adventures

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2012 –– Add one more radio face to a growing number of personalities showing up on TV. 92.3 WIL-FM St. Louis’ Cornbread In The Morning Show producer Judi Diamond (shown), of The Cornbread Morning Show has landed a show on NickMom, a nightly TV block of programming for moms that airs on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. cable channel. According to the LA Times’, "The Judi and Kate Show" (working title) features the real-life Laverne-and-Shirley-style adventures of mom video bloggers Judi Diamond and Kate Frisina of St. Louis. Before joining Cornbread, Judi Diamond was co-founder and co-host of the popular website show and blog LipsticknLaundry.com with Frisina, which led to the opportunity for the NickMom cable TV show. Diamond and Frisina have hosted LipsticknLaundry.com from St. Louis for the past 4 years. She'll continue to produce the highly popular Cornbread show.

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Over 400,000 Listeners Tune In To First Week Of Leykis Webcast

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2012 –– Apparently absence does makes the heart grow fonder. According to Leykis, after being away for more than three years, the numbers are in for The Tom Leykis Show and, reportedly, the uncut & uncensored, live daily show produced specifically for internet distribution on April 2nd, shows that the number of listeners for the week was over 400,000. To be exact, the total number of listeners from Monday, April 2nd to Monday, April 9th was 401,180. The average number of show listeners for that week in any 15 minute period totaled 1,575 and the average time spent listening by each listener was a half hour each day in the seven-day week. "Leykis proudly boasts, “These numbers are way higher than what we'd anticipated. We're way farther along in our progress than I ever could have imagined. Since the show’s launch, more than 700 podcast subscribers have signed-up for the premium membership. Is Leykis excited to be returning to doing a daily call-in show? “Absolutely,” he says, “But this time it’s as much about taking pride of ownership.

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BOORTZ: "My Stupid Little Website Made More Money Than The Atlanta Journal Constitution -- With Two People!" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2012 –– For those still wondering how to monetize your website, perhaps you should reach out to Dial-Global's syndicated host Neil Boortz. In Washington D.C. last week, he joined The Heritage Foundation's Rob Bluey and Lachlan Markay for an interview on their Scribecast. Among other topics they discussed the changing media landscape and how he adapted to the Internet way back in its infancy. Boortz said long before his flagship station Cox's WSB/Atlanta had a website he had started Boortz.com. There, along with a caricature of himself and a little bandwidth he began posting notes, comments etc. and his listeners began coming in droves. "..my stupid little website made more money than Cox owned "The Atlanta Journal constitution.. WITH TWO PEOPLE!" joked Boortz. It wasn't long afterwards that Cox Interactive, part of Cox Enterprises, came to him and offered to become partners in the website. Today his show is broadcast by Atlanta-based News Talk 750 WSB and heard by about 6 million listeners nationwide on around 230 radio stations. LISTEN TO AUDIO Photo: Rudy Archuleta

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Former Philly Host Brian Carter Passes Away Following Heart Attack

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD 2012 –– Longtime Power 99 FM and WDAS Philly host, Brian Carter (shown left) passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 56 from a heart attack. Carter was best known as one half of the popular morning show Carter and Sanborn show which aired on Power 99 FM from 1987 -1999 and on WDAS FM in 2006. Most recently, Carter was heard on WBLS in New York and Sirius XM. Former partner Dave Sanborn wrote in a release: "I am devastated beyond words at the loss of Brian Carter, the best radio partner on the planet and most importantly one of my dearest friends." In a station release, Ken Johnson, director of urban programming for Clear Channel Media+Entertainment Philadelphia said "They inspired me to recapture the presence in the community Power had when they were on the air. Brian was also an inspiration to me personally. He will be missed.”

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Steve Harvey's "Think Like A Man" Edges Out "The Hunger Games"

Joined by "The Lucky One" In Overtaking HG's 4-Week Lead

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2012 –– Radio and TV behemoth Steve Harvey can notch another accolade to his growing list of accomplishments. His film , "Think like a man," along with "The Lucky One," finally brought "The Hunger Games’ streak of four weeks in a row at the top of a the box office to an end. Think Like A Man, based on the Steve Harvey book, grabbed the weekend’s top spot with a box office take of $33 million. Coming in second was Zac Efron-Taylor Schilling's romance film "The Lucky One," which netted $22.8 million. The Hunger Games fell to third place with $14.5 million.

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Radio Hosts Top List Of TV Talent Shows Highest Paid

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2012 –– Reports continue to circulate that Britney Spears has agreed to sign for next season's 'X-Factor' for a reported $15 million salary (a little more than $288,000 per week). This would reportedly make her the highest paid celebrity judge. According to Business Insider coming in close behind is newly signed Howard Stern who is said to make just under $15 million on "America's Got Talent." Those on the judges table over at "American Idol" aren't doing too shabbily either. Jennifer Lopez is said to make $12 million; well more than Steven Tyler, but he still earns millions as well. Over at 'The Voice," Christina Aguliera tops all judges with appx. $10 million per season. Beyond the judges, a couple of tv hosts, who happen to compete with each other on KIIS and AMP LA each morning, do quite nicely. Ryan Seacrest is pushing $15 million and, according to celebritynetworth, in his first season, radio's Carson Daly makes $40,000 per episode of "The Voice." Now please excuse me while I go back to paltry life.

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Selena Gomez Named Ambassador To Seacrest Children Foundation

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2012 –– The Seacrest Foundation has announced that Selena Gomez becomes first ambassador. In the past, Selena has been an active supporter of our foundation that brings smiles to countless faces at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She'll now continue to do so at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Boston Children’s Hospital, where they'll build three new broadcast media center. "From the beginning, I could tell that Selena really understood our mission. I’m so grateful that she’s decided to take on this larger role with us, joining our efforts to bring hope and spirit to seriously ill and injured kids," said Seacrest, founder and chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. “With her as ambassador, we will continue to expand our programs at children’s hospitals throughout the country.”

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Jay-Jay Feeney's 'One Direction' Handshake A Big Mistake

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD, 2012 –– Everywhere you turn, there's 'One Direction." Last week they turned up on Morning Show Boot Camp regulars Dominic Harvey and Jay-Jay Feeney from The Edge/New Zealand. Jay-Jay said "So yesterday I met 'One Direction' and when we left the hotel, hundreds of screaming girls were yelling, "did you touch them?" I stupidly replied, "yes I shook their hands". Girls lunged at me, almost breaking the barrier, just wanting to touch my hand! I was attacked. When I got home I felt so dirty I had to scrub myself. Shown above l-r Niall Horan, Mike Puru, Jay-Jay Feeney, Louis Tomlinson, Louis Tomlinson, Harry styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Dominic Harvey

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Nicki Minaj Giving Up Rap? [AUDIO]

Tells Radio's Westwood "..Now The Kid Is Thinking Maybe She Should Leave The Game"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 23RD 2012 –– Seems like yesterday Nicki Minaj shut down her Twitter account to a reported 11 million followers, but now while appearing on BBC 1's Tim Westwood Show, she hintsmaybe it's time to the same with rap. Perhaps not pleased with her latest "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," she shocked listeners by saying "People aren't even giving the kid props for taking it back to the essence this is my fourth mixtape really ... You know what I'm saying. The kid did like that so she could feed her fans. But really, now the kid is thinking maybe she should leave the game." Earlier, on The Graham Norton Show she said the reason she pulled her Twitter account was becasue “A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did,” she said. “I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me.” Looks like she'll now reload twitter saying to Norton: "I don’t know yet, I’m thinking about it. I miss my Barbz, please bear with me." WARNING: brace yourself for a wild and wooly interview open. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Taylor Swift to Play Joni Mitchell In Biopic? -[KOVIDEO]

Robin Gibb Awakes From Week Long Coma - [REUTERS]

Suge Not Convinced Tupac Is Dead - [iMARC]

Russell Crowe To Star In 'Noah's Arc' - [THR]

Neil Diamond, 71, Marries His Manager, Katie McNeil, 42. - [ABC NEWS RADIO]

Ted Nugent Army Gig Cancelled - [BITTEN & BOUND]

OUCH: Katy Perry Cuts Russell Brand Out Of Tour Doc - [THE SUN]

NBC Picks Up Matthew Perry Sit-Com Pilot - [DEADLINE]

Actress Buys Billboard to Get Tyler Perry's Attention - [CLUTCH]

TRAILERS WE LOVE: "Virginia" With Virginia Connelly - [JUST JARED]

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Idol Tribute Planned For Dick Clark

Game Show Network To Feature "Pyramid" Clark Snippets

THE MOUTH, APRIL 20TH, 2012 –– Following a brief mention on this week's American Idol, host Ryan Seacrest tweeted: "We're putting together a tribute for Dick Clark on @AmericanIdol tonight...just talked to @dizzyfeet ["Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe]." On Wednesday night's Idol, he noted: "Without Dick, a show like this would not exist." Clark's other past stomping grounds are paying tribute as well. According to the LA Times, some of Clark's less musical moments will be replayed over the weekend on The Game Show Network. Clark began hosting "The $10,000 Pyramid" in 1973 on ABC. The title then became "The $20,000 Pyramid" in 1976; cancelled 1980, but returned in 1982 on CBS as "The $25,000 Pyramid." Clark hosted until 1988. Photo: PR

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GARY BRYAN: 'Stunned When Dick Clark Mentioned His Name On American Bandstand' [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 20TH, 2012 –– Longtime K-EARTH LA Host Gary Bryan got to know Dick Clark up close and personal three years ago when Clark's "Rock, Roll & Remember" was merged with "Rewind with Gary Bryan." The new name became "Dick Clark Presents Rewind with Gary Bryan." Clark even wrote a blog about it at www.dickclarkonline.com. Sadly, his last posting was April 9th. Bryan told OCR's Gary Lycan he was stunned when recalling Clark mentioning his name on "American Bandstand" back in 1986. Clark was interviewing Nu Shooz on their hit "I Can't Wait," which Bryan had broken while doing mornings and programming on Z100 Portland. At the link below, you'll hear Clark ask "And who is Gary Bryan and what roll did he play in your career?" On this week's show following Clark's death, Bryan said the sadness turned to feelings of appreciation for what Clark had brought us – "he kept his finger on the pulse of what audiences wanted. He intuitively knew," he said during a phone conversation with Wink Martindale and other stars who called in to share their memories. Interviews from Thursday's K-Earth morning show can be seen on its website. K-Earth has also put up a memorable collection of Clark interviews from "American Bandstand." WATCH VIDEO HERE

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WEISS ON HLN: Shocked To Learn His Son Was Being Bullied [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 20TH, 2012 –– Bullying is a topic radio has covered extensively, but for Yea Network syndicated Bert Weiss of The Bert Show, it's one that hit home expecially hard. Yesterday he appeared on The HLN network to discuss his own son's experience with being bullied. "My son is a people pleaser. Kinda like me. "Two children were verbally abusing my child. No punches thrown, just mean, degrading, hurtful behavior that made my son feel inferior and insecure. One day they literally trapped him under a soccer goal and put him in “the net of shame” when he didn’t want to play with them. They physically stopped him from playing with other kids," he said. "I felt rage and sadness as he’d detail these events. Honestly, I immediately hated the 8-year-old inflicting pain on my son and I detested his parents for allowing their child to be capable of the abusive behavior. My mind had me racing over to the boy’s house, knocking loudly on his door and confronting his parents immediately. I didn’t, of course ... I’m no expert. I’m just a frustrated and scared parent who believes that communication and involvement with my child will help solve our problem. But in many ways, I feel like I’m navigating by the stars because the problem is being largely ignored, he lamented. WATCH VIDEO HERE Photo: Rustic White

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Another Talker Lends Support To Nugent

"Just a big p----y with a f-----k gun" Howard Stern

THE MOUTH, APRIL 20TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily Reported yesterday, rocker Ted Nugent has come under serious heat lately following last weekend's comments at a NRA event where he said “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” This not only caught the attention of his fans, but the Secret Service as well. Reportedly, they were to meet with on Thursday. Meanwhile, as he makes the media rounds, yesterday, Cumulus Media's Mike Huckabee joke that the Secret Service have their own issues right and didn't think Nugent's comments were threatening. He also got backing from another host, Howard Stern. According to webpronews, he said on yesterday's show, "I love that guy. He’s nuts … He’s one of those guys who kills deer, so he thinks he’s like, a tough guy…During the Vietnam War, he admits that he peed his own pants and s--t his pants for a week and went down there and got out of the draft ... He talks about fighting for his freedoms. Who is he fighting, deer? I mean who is he fighting? As far as I know he’s fighting deer … He should be playing Cat Scratch Fever at some fair, which is probably what frustrates him most … Just a big p--sy with a f---ing gun.

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Alayna Messer Rises To Executive Producer For Bones Show
 
LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2012 – The Bobby Bones Show announced today that Alayna Messer (shown above left) has been promoted to executive producer from network producer.  Based in Austin, Texas, Messer will continue to produce the national morning show featuring hosts Bobby Bones, Lunchbox and Amy (shown on each side of Bones center). Messer will also continue to appear on-air periodically, deliver the traffic and weather reports for the program, and manage Bones stated, “Alayna has risen from being a hard working intern, to the engine that makes the show go.  I’m proud to have her on my team, and excited to see where she will lead the show in the future.” Since join the show in 2005, she's won Austin’s Alliance of Women in Media’s “Radio Personality of the Year” award seven years in a row. 

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Hot 97's Evers Joins Celebs In 'Push 4 Peace'


THE MOUTH, APRIL 20TH, 2012 –– Hot 97 street soldiers host Lisa Evers, NY Giants two-time super bowl champion Kareem Mckenzie and top hip hop artist Maino announced they will co-host the “push 4 peace” show and festival! This event takes place on Saturday, April 28 from 1-5 p.m at the Hostos arts center at Hostos Community College. The program will be hosted by Evers and is designed to empower young people and offer positive alternatives to street violence. íOur Hot 97 ‘street soldiers’ listeners are always asking us for ways to move towards safe, productive lives and away from the random gun violence and negativity of the streets,” said Evers. Our push for peace show & festival is a fun way to give them a voice and let them know they’re not alone.

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Tampa's "The Bone" Line-Up Takes Shape: Garabo, Madison & Spice Added

THE MOUTH, APRIL 20TH, 2012 –– Following WHPT-FM/Tampa's flip to FM-Talk last week, comes word of which shows will join Bubba the Love Sponge and Mike 'Cowhead" Calta who remained in their respective AMD & PMD positions. In a station release, the rest of the line-up will feature "In Your Face With Drew Garabo" (from sister WSUN/97.1) will cover the 10-Noon slot; The Billy Madison Show, (shown) will handle Noon to 3:00 pm, then Cowhead, 3-7 pm, and taking over 7-10 pm will be Matt "Spice" Loyd who moves from BTLS to make his solo debut. As mentioned last week, the DirecTV syndicated Nick & Artie Show will air from 10pm-1am. No word yet on overnights.

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Kiss Amarillo's Tommy Goes Drag In Heels To Break 100 Yd Dash Record [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 20TH, 2012 –– Rupaul he's not, but after 4 weeks of failing at the World Record, on Wednesday he finally did it. Kiss 96.9 Amarillo's Tommy The Hacker topped a Pittsburgh record by running the 100 yrd dash in 22.80 seconds. It wasn't pretty, but making the distance without breaking an ankle was pretty impressive in itself. "I definitely had my hands full and was very nervous. After 4 weeks of failing, you can finally mark this on your calender. We did it Amarillo! We made it into the record books and it all went down on the track at Amarillo High School." Now lets hope no one tops it and he has to regain the title. That would be more of a drag that we can handle WATCH VIDEO

 

 

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Friends Remember Dick Clark; Seacrest: "A True Gentleman"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– He got America hoppin' over 50 years ago on American Bandstand and from there crafted a media empire unlike any before. Sadly, the legendary Dick Clark passed away yesterday morning following a heart attack at 82. From the moment his passing was announced, fans and friends across the world began expressing their thoughts and memories, including some from his closest associates. Nick Verbitsky, Chairman/CEO of United Stations Radio Networks acknowledged him yesterday. Clark was a co-founder and shareholder in the company. Verbitsky, who has been partners with Clark since 1981 through two different incarnations of United Stations commented, "Dick was an icon to many, but a true friend, partner and mentor to those of us who worked closely with him." Ryan Seacrest, who's career has often been likened to Clark's, said: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006 , it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year's Eve for the last 6 years. He was smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman. Some, like the venerable host Cousin Brucie went live on Sirius XM Ch. 6 at 4:30 yesterday afternoon and stayed on LIVE until 1:20 a.m. He fielded calls from many of rock & roll's biggest stars. To use Barry Manilow's words from 'Bandstand's Boogie,' you gotta believe they're hoppin' in Heaven: "Hey I'm makin my mark --- Gee, this joint is jumpin ... Hey, it's Mr. Dick Clark -- What a place you've got here." Photo: Boardwalk 1

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Osmond & Shannon Remember Clark: "A No-Limo Kind of Guy"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– Gary McNamara & Eric Harley who host Cumulus Media's Red Eye Radio got a behind the scenes look into the life and career of Dick Clark yesterday from a couple of longtime friends of Clark. Donny Osmond, who used Larry King's line in best describing Clark, calling him "a no limo kind of guy. .. likeable and down to earth." Osmond, who along with his sister Marie once had a TV show produced by Clark, shared one of his more fond memories. He recalled the time when Dick intervened between he and Marie following a spat. Apparently, Clark noticed some friction between the two so he stopped the camera and hailed them both backstage. Fearing the worst, he walked up to the pair, put one hand on each of their shoulders and said gently, "Now children!" Scott Shannon who called in later was asked about Clark's early impact on music. "This guy was the gateway to millions of teenagers all across the country," said Shannon. "... he'd sit in his little room, just him and his producer ... and THEY would decide which records they were going to play. He owned 33 DIFFERENT COMPANIES in the music business!" Shannon noted. By the way, the announcer voice at the front of that piece is Ross Mathews. He was most recently the voice on Coast To Coast. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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Jennifer Lopez Not Sure About Returning To Next Season's Idol [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– You'll recall all the rumbling last year prior to Jennifer Lopez's return to this year's American Idol. For awhile it appeared from some radio interviews that one season was enough. Well, start the rumor mill as she told yesterday's Bert Show, she still pondering the same issues again. And considering her recent divorce, perhaps there's more cause for a break. Of course, divorce and return to the show aside, what they really wanted to talk about was her steamy new video and what the song “Dance Again” really means to her. LISTEN TO AUDIO Photo:Lopez.com

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Mike Huckabee Goes To Bat For Ted Nugent; Says Secret Service Have Their Own Issues [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– The newly launched Mike Huckabee show was joined by embattled rocker Ted Nugent yesterday after coming under fire over his comments last weekend during an NRA gathering in St. Louis. Saying then if Obama were re-elected he'll either be dead or in jail by this time next year, quickly drew the attention of Secret Service who reportedly were going to investigate. On yesterday's show, he said he in no way meant to threaten anyone. Later, Huckabee defended his comments saying he didn't believe they were really threatening at all. He then added, the Secret Service had their own issues and some agents may need to be inoculated from a little Colombian Cat Scratch Fever.” LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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$50,116.45 Check Draws Big Grins For Ace & TJ's Kids Drive

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– Jersey Mike's Subs all over the Charlotte-area participated in the"Month Of Giving" in March with 100% of all of their cookies sold, plus 50% of all of their sales from the "Day Of Giving" went to Ace & TJ"s Grin Kids. Grin Kids is a charity started by the Ace & TJ show back in 2000 to take children from the area who are terminally ill or chronically disabled to DisneyWorld with their entire family. The total amount of the donation they presented on the Ace & TJ Show yesterday was $50,116.45!

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First Lady Gets Radio's Ballentine A Trip To The White House

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– On Thursday, April 19th, Syndication One News-Talk Network's talk show host Warren Ballentine will highlight an exclusive interview with First Lady Michelle Obama LIVE from the White House. The First Lady spoke with Warren about the ‘Joining Forces’ program that she and Jill Biden set up that assist our troops, veterans, and their families: “We want to make sure that we rally this country around our troops, veterans, and their families to make sure that we are giving them the kind of support that they are giving to this nation." In speaking about the special opportunity, Warren Ballentine stated: " Doing my show from the White House was such a great honor for me ... The First Lady is not only gracious, she is wise, funny, empathetic and truly in tune with the people of America. This is an experience that I will never forget!”


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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Ed James Hit 10 Year Mark On Heart

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– Heart West Midlands presenter (and Morning Show Boot Camp regular) Ed James has celebrated his 10th anniversary on Heart FM’s Breakfast show in the West Midlands with a lamb, a private plane and his face on a cake. Ed took over from Daryl Denham on the show in April 2002 and has co-hosted the morning slot with Hellon Wheels (Helen Kennedy), Sarah-Jane Mee and now Rachel New. Rachel got Ed a new lamb as a pet as a gift for reaching the milestone, while the station chartered a private jet for Ed. There was a champagne breakfast for the entire team in the studio yesterday morning too, while the 9am Time Tunnel feature was dedicated to Ed’s 10 years at Heart between 2002 and 2012.

TV Soap star Jennie returns to Key 103 - Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine is once again the guest presenter on Manchester’s Key 103 while regular morning co-host Chelsea takes a break. Coronation Street is Britain’s most watched prime time soap. She’s on the Breakfast Show with Mike Toolan. Better known as Fizz, Jennie will be reading the showbiz news, traffic and travel, and chatting with Toolan. It was September 2009 when Jennie last covered on the show, along with fellow Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan.

Radio 1 Starts the Summer live in Torbay - BBC Radio 1 is kick starting the summer with a festival, Live in Torbay on Saturday 19 May. Radio 1 and Radio regulars Chris Moyles, Fearne Cotton, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Mistajam and Danny Howard will be celebrating the beginning of the summer season with a live broadcast from Paignton, Torbay in Devon. Alongside the Radio 1 team, there will be performances from Example, Jaguar Skills and Eric Prydz. The event will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra from 4pm – 11pm. 8,000 tickets will be available.

Capital FM announces Summertime Ball 2012 - Global Radio’s Capital FM network has revealed details of this year’s Summertime Ball. The event will take place on 9th June at Wembley Stadium, although no acts for the concert have been announced yet. Capital FM Summertime Ball will be sponsored by Vodafone this year with customers of the mobile phone network and the station’s VIP website subscribers getting advanced access to ticket sales from this Saturday. They go on general sale from next Monday. A donation from the proceeds of the event goes to the station’s charity appeal, Help A Capital Child.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach him by CLICKING HERE

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More Radio Worth Seeing: Rumble Fills Listener's Bucket List [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 19TH, 2012 –– Jockline Daily invited readers to share some creative ways they're adding video to their shows. Got this from WNOR/Norfolk's Rumble. He told us "We're working on a new bit where we help listeners accomplish something from their bucket list. This week, we drove out into the country so listener Leanne could milk a cow. BTW, We shoot video for the website, edit the audio for air, and in this case made a pending client out of the farm. Next episode, Monster Truck Rides. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2012

[YAHOO]

One Direction Plan To Keep Name Despite Legal Challenge - [THE SUN]

HE'S BACK: George Lopez Returns For New Dating Show On Fox - [THE WRAP]

UH OH: Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management' Face $50 Mil. Suit - [HOLLYWOOD.COM]

"Biggest Loser's" Becoming "Biggest Quitters" - [THE STIR]

Sirius XM Launches "Luther (Vandross) Radio - [PRN]

Demi Moore Wants Your Help With Her Twitter Name - [BITTEN & BOUND]

Gavin Newsom Geting Own Talk Show - [LA TIMES]

TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Magic Mike' - [E!] 'Madea's Witness Protection' - [COMING SOON]

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Station Fails To Halt Former Hosts' Online Show

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– As more sidelined shows take their talent to the web, here's a story that could very well be a landmark case. According to vindy.com, Judge Charles E. Brown of Stark County Common Pleas Court denied an injunction request by WDJQ-FM/Canton, which sought to halt the former hosts who launched their own online show. Pat DeLuca and Charlotte DiFranco who left the station in February had since started theradiosucks.com WDJQ called this a violation of their noncompete clause. Steve Okey of the Canton-based Okey Law Firm, who represented the hosts told vindy.com, “It’s definitely a first-of-its-kind thing ... I’ve found no cases like this anywhere in the country.” DeLuca and DiFranco hosted the top-rated DeLuca In The Morning on WDJQ-FM show for the past six years, but left in February after failed contract negotiations. Photo: DeLuca

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White Trash Tweet Delivers #2 Trending Topic In The World For Dave Ryan Show

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– For what is probably the first time in the history of Twitter, a morning radio show started what became the number two trending topic in the WORLD. Tuesday morning, Dave Ryan of KDWB, Minneapolis, was talking to his co-hosts Falen and Crisco (shown above) about a woman who left her baby in her car while getting lottery tickets and Mountain Dew and Dave suggested people Tweet #whitetrashpeopleproblems. They started a few of their own such as, "NASCAR and WWE are on at the same time" or "The Neighbors keep calling the police because my dog barks all the time." Within minutes they were the number four trending topic in Minneapolis. Within an hour, they were number one in the US! And within 90 minutes, it was the number two trending topic IN THE WORLD! They were beat out only by a topic about the boy band "One Direction." Dave was super-excited about it, saying, "We totally didn't expect it, but it's apparently a topic everyone can relate to and laugh at." "Did it make you any money or have a pay-off?" asked Jockline Daily. "Nope," said Dave. "I don't know how to monotize that, but our bosses, Gregg Swedberg and Rich Davis were pretty happy and offered to buy the show lunch at Culver's. So that's good, right?" Right you are, Dave. Right you are.

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Boortz Defends TV's Beckel Following "You Don't Know What The F--- Your Talking About" Flap [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– Neal Boortz welcomed Herman Cain on his radio show yesterday while broadcasting from The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. Cain invited Boortz to speak at his “Cain’s Solutions Revolution” rally on Capitol Hill. The two friends discussed the Buffet Rule, tax reform, Cain’s upcoming meeting Romney, and more. Boortz then appeared on Fox News’ Hannity last night. While covering several topics on the show’s Great American Panel, fellow panelist Bob Beckel told Tea Partier Jennifer Stefano “You don’t know what the F—you’re talking about.” Beckel, who wasn’t aware they were on the air, apologized immediately. Boortz kidded, “This thing about me guesting on The Five? Maybe I'd better rethink that.” Yesterday on his nationally syndicated show, Boortz defended Beckel (one liberal Boortz is very fond of) by saying, “Beckel apologized. It was a heartfelt apology and it should be enough.” WATCH VIDEO HERE

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GREENBERG JOINS RIPA: "I Want Every Girl That Ever Ignored Me In High School To Tune In" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– You have to appreciate the love ABC's 'Live With Kelly" gives to radio peeps. ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg, of The Mike & Mike Show, a former candidate in "Men of Radio Contest," will co-host with Kelly this morning beginning at 9 AM Et. Yesterday, she rang up the duo and co-host Mike Golic warned, "The one thing you'll have to worry about is that he'll doll up ... He'll probably have on more make-up than you." Upon hearing that Olivia Wilde will guest, he joked, "I want every girl that ever ignored me in high school to tune in tomorrow." Kelly snapped back, "You think we'll get a boost in the ratings when all those girls who were mean to you in high school tune in?" LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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NAB Crystal Award Winners Announced

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– The National Association of Broadcasters has named 10 winners of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. The 2012 NAB Crystal Radio Award recipients listed below were chosen among 50 finalists who were honored at yesterday's NAB Show Radio Luncheon. They included: KBOW-AM Butte, MT KVOE-AM Emporia, KS, KCVM-FM Cedar Falls, IA, KYW-AM KNDE-FM College Station, TX, WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, OH, KNOM-AM Nome, AK, WREW-FM Cincinnati, OH, KTMY-FM Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, WSOY-AM Decatur, IL. Yesterday's luncheon also featured a presentation of the NAB Crystal Heritage Award to KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA and a keynote address from entertainer Donny Osmond; Major League Baseball announcer Bob Uecker was also inducted into the Hall of Fame. The luncheon was sponsored by ASCAP.

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BUSINESS: Cumulus And Nielsen Deepen Relationship

Agreement Now Includes Nielsen's Music Monitoring & Research Services

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Media and Nielsen announced the companies have expanded their relationship to include Cumulus stations using Nielsen's premiere music monitoring service, Broadcast Data Systems, in addition to sales representation. This agreement builds on long-standing collaboration between the two companies. "Our stations need the most reliable research and this arrangement with Nielsen accomplishes that and allows us to continue providing the most compelling content on radio,' said Dennis Green, Senior Vice President of Cumulus Media. "Cumulus selecting Nielsen BDSradio as its monitoring service is a testament to our commitment to quality services and insights and we couldn't be prouder," said Howard Appelbaum, President, Entertainment, for Nielsen. Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems provides music research and monitoring services for the entertainment industry including Nielsen BDSradio, the only strategic tool designed for radio programmers. Nielsen BDS captures more than 100 million song detections annually on more than 1,900 radio stations, satellite and video channels in 176 markets across North America.

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Stars Come Out For Tim Castelli's CCME Welcome Party

Following this week's announcement of CCME's new marketing team, pictures of the event soon followed. On Monday
night, Bob Pittman - Clear Channel CEO - and John Hogan - Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chairman and CEO - hosted a welcome party for Tim Castelli, the new President of National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment at NY's Top of the Standard. Guest attendees included Ryan Seacrest, Martha Stewart, Karmin, Fredric Fekkai and an array of other business leaders and advertising partners. Photo Credit: Matt Karas for Clear Channel. Shown above, Bob Pittman, Ryan Seacrest, Martha Stewart nd Tim Castelli.

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DIAMOND: "...So Close I Almost Got Clocked By The Wing"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– The Space Shuttle 'Discovery' is the oldest shuttle in the fleet. 39 missions into space including the 100th flight, and the next flight after the two tragic shuttle accidents. Discovery is also the shuttle that carried and put the Hubble telescope into orbit. "Most who have flown her say she is their favorite of the fleet as well," says MIX 107.3 D.C.'s Jack Diamond who's also a camera buff. Yesterday he headed to Dulles Airport to snap a few photos of the heroic bird who'll be housed on permanent display in The National Air and Space Museum at Dulles. "I was so close to the 747 and the shuttle, I almost got clocked by the wing! Can you imagine the commotion if I HAD been knocked out by the 747 wing? The pilot would have had to pull over. We would exchange insurance cards and personal info," said Diamond. He added "I want to thank NASA for the amazing aerial show that SO many saw in Washington, DC today, as Space Shuttle Discovery flew to her new home at the National Air and Space Museum. I can't even begin to put into words my unbridled American pride at the sight, the thoughts of all the brave men and women involved in the project, and tears of sorrow for those lost. Standing
on the tarmac at Dulles, overcome by so many emotions, I could barely hold my camera. Just one picture
for now. An album later. Welcome home Discovery!"

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Celebrities Go At It Again On 'Jeopardy'

Lewis Black, Dr. Oz Anderson Cooper Included

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– Comedian Lewis Black? Anderson Cooper? Chris Wallace? Dr. Oz? Even Kareem Abdul Jabber? Yup, ABC's "Jeopardy is planning its special "Power Player's" edition for May 14 - 18th and for only the third time ever will let popular journalists, newscasters and others match wits with hopes of sending money to their favorite charity. One can't help but bring to mind those infamous SNL "Celebrity Jeopardy" skits, but we're hoping the categories will be a bit more challenging. According to ABC News Radio, the celebs will compete for a minimum of $50,000 per game to be donated to the charity of their choice. Contestants who don’t win will still earn $10,000 for their organizations. Other guests include Dana Perino Fox News Channel, Chuck Todd NBC News, Kelly O’Donnell
NBC News, Chris Matthews, MSNBC Hardball and NBC The Chris Matthews Show.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Brandi Garcia Tapped For Middays on KDAY/LA; Becka Heard Again In Omaha

THE MOUTH, APRIL 18TH, 2012 –– Former 97.9 The Box/Houston's Brandi Garcia (shown) takes over middays at KDAY/LA. Other past stops have included San Francisco, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Huntsville, Tallahassee and now Los Angeles. Brandi's also a very popular Club jock who's opened for Jay-Z, Drake, Ludacris, 50 Cent and more. --------- Tom Becka joins KKAR/The Mighty 1290 Omaha to host a two-hour afternoon talk show. He also serves as morning host and PD for their KRWK-FM News/Talk in the Fargo-Moorhead market. This allows Becka to be heard again in Omaha where he formerly worked at KFAB-AM.-----WRWD-FM/Poughkeepsie, NY, adds Tommy Lee Walker for mornings. He follows CJ McIntyre and Dianne Zanin.

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Tom Petty Gets His Guitars Back - [TOM PETTY]

Britany Spears A Little Afraid of Simon Cowell - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]

Kimmy For Mayor? Glendale Council Member Extends Offer - [OTRC]

Sharon Osbourne Says Simon Cowell Has A Small Wanker - [BUZZFEED]

Justin Timberlake Launched Home Collection Line - [SHE KNOWS]

'Shahs of Sunset' Gets Second Season - [THR]

People Still Talking About Christina Aquilera's Fish Net & Leotards On 'The Voice' - [POP CRUNCH]

Enrique Iglesias To Tour With J-LO - [CELEBUZZ]

UH OH: Lawsuit Accuses 'The Bachelor' of Racial Discrimination - [THE WRAP]

Howie Mandel To Host NBC's New "White Elephant" Game Show - [THR]

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Howard Stern's Lawsuit Gets Tossed

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012 –– A judge has dismissed Howard Stern's lawsuit against SiriusXM claiming he was entitled to stock awards for exceeding subscriber projections. Court documents filed yesterday showed that New York Supreme Court Judge Barbara R. Kapnick’s dismissed with prejudice the initial lawsuit filed against Sirius XM Radio by Howard Stern’s production company, One Twelve, Inc., and his agent Don Buchwald. According to satelliteradioplayground.com, The lawsuit filed on March 22nd, 2011, claimed that Sirius XM Radio had failed to uphold its contractual obligations to award certain bonuses, based on the company surpassing certain internal subscriber projections, to Stern’s production company, One Twelve, Inc. and his agent Don Buchwald. Reportedly, had the decision gone the other way, Sirius could have owed Stern's production company, One Twelve Inc, an additional $300 million. Photo: NBC

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Merlin's New 106.9/WWIQ Philadelphia Stunts With 'All Hannity Radio"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012 –– Randy Michael's Merlin Media made it's grand entrance into Philly's radio landscape yesterday with the unveiling of WWIQ-FM. Following last year's purchase of WKND/Camden, whose signal feeds into Philly, he flipped it from Christian to talk yesterday and, in typical Michael's fashion, after nearly a half hour of dead air the station began a loop of REM’s “End Of The World As We Know It”, playing off Family Radio's Harold Camping’s often failed predictions. Included with the All-Hannity stuntage, Michaels tossed in some vintage newscasts and audio from Philly stations. Later, Sean Hannity issued a release stating: "After a year of waiting, I’m back on Philadelphia radio and you don’t have to wait to hear me ..." Meanwhile, now that it appears that WWIQ is headed in a talk direction, this may solve Premeire's hint of Rush Limbaugh's new home in Philly following his exit last week from WPHT.

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Prize Pig Banned From Group Contests

Broke Contest Rules By Reselling Concert Tickets

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012 –– Brad Williams will now be minus one group to gorge prizes from as he has now been officially banned from Canada's Corus Entertainment for violating its contest rules. According to The Tornonto Sun, Corus Entertainment found a (C)raigslist ad for tickets to an event which they claimed to be the same ones he won from Rock 101 the day before. Dubbed by listeners as “North Van Brad,” Williams insists he’s innocent and says he will continue calling in on other radio contests. “These are promotional tickets, they’re supposed to have zero dollar value,” said Crosby McWilliam, Virgin Radio promotions director. “When (people) are winning with that great consistency, then turning around and selling them, that’s kind of counter to the spirit of the idea." said McWilliam. Apparently, Williams has been entering contests for over three decades.

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Queen of Mean Dishes On Controversial Fight With 'Celebrity Apprentice's Dayana Mendoza: "It Was Real" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012 –– Premiere syndicated Elvis Duran was able to get Celebrity Apprentice star Lisa Lampenelli on air this week to fess up about the controversial fight she had with cast mate Dayana Mendoza on the TV show. "Was it real," asked Duran: “It’s real,” said Lampenelli. “Because you work 20 hours a day with someone who literally has no brain. Here’s the problem with people who are stupid. They’re not smart enough to realize they’re not smart. I’m smart enough to realize I’m not going to win a beauty contest. She’s not smart enough to realize she has no workable ideas.” As the comic received some push back from the morning show crew, she quipped, “You called me to tell my side of the story…I haven’t called into other stations…The only reason I call you guys is out of love and friendship. I’m not calling to defend myself.” Co-host Carolina Bermudez then commented that she felt Lampenelli’s behavior was “a little disturbing” and thought that cast mate Clay Aiken set it up. Lampenelli responded, “Clay loves to manipulate. He’s a little queen who gets in there to stir up trouble.” She then said, “If you don’t like me, go F yourself…" Ouch! LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Accused Mobster Gioeli Gets Juror Tossed Following Radio Interview From Cell [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily posted last month, 970/New York's early morning host Frank Morano has a fan in accused Mafia big Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli who rang up the talker last month to diss on prison food and the judicial system. According to the NYPOST, he took another break yesterday from his murder and racketeering trial to harp on the loss of Juror #5. The paper reports "Juror 5 was dismissed after a mysterious encounter at his home with “an Italian gentleman” led him to believe the mob knew who he was," as Gioeli hinted in his interview with 970-AM radio's Frank Morano. In the interview, he ripped the FBI as “a berserk agency” that terrorized his wife and daughters when they raided his home armed with machine guns. But his concern for Juror No. 5 is what got their attention. The juror then shared his concerns with the judge, who then promptly dismissed him from the panel. “I don’t know what was behind it, but he was a definite, definite supporter of justice on the jury that we lost because of all this nonsense,” Gioeli said to Marano. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE Stock Photo

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BUSINESS NEWS: CCME Creates New Marketing Team; Hobbs Adds LDR To Client List

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has created a new, unified marketing and sales group to more aggressively pursue national multi-platform opportunities. Leading the charge will be Tim Castelli (shown left), who has been promoted to President of National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships. Castelli, previously served as EVP of Digital Sales and one of the industry’s top digital media sales executives. Clear Channel also named Condé Nast’s Holly Lang as SVP Marketing Solutions. In this newly created role, Lang will be responsible for conceiving and implementing innovative marketing programs for national advertisers, with a special focus on consumer brands. In addition, Chris Monteleone, formerly Vice President of Partner Strategy at Madison Square Garden, has been named SVP Event Sponsorship Sales and Development. With the moves, Charlie Rahilly, President, National Advertiser Platforms, exits the Company to focus on new projects. In other news, Talk Guru and consultant, Gabe Hobbs, notches yet another client as he joins Listern Driven Radio as a Strategic Advisor. Hobbs will advise LDR on the long-term development of LDR.TopicPulse, a new system that offers real time social media topic tracking, so News/Talk stations can see what local audiences are talking about up to the second. Hobbs will join this year's 24th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp in it's special "Crossing Over to Talk Session." Details below.

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Beach Boys Perform Special Radio Concert Prior To "50th Anniversary Tour"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012/PRN –– Sirius XM Radio announced today that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks of the Beach Boys will perform a special concert for SiriusXM listeners days before the legendary band's global "50th Anniversary Tour" kicks off, as part of SiriusXM's "Artist Confidential" series. The "Artist Confidential" will feature the Beach Boys performing songs from their five-decade career and music from their new album, scheduled to be released this summer; and talking with SiriusXM host Jim Ladd about their upcoming "50th Anniversary Tour." The special performance, scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 19, will debut on SiriusXM during its "Beach Boys Endless Summer Weekend," the four-day special featuring music by the Beach Boys and other sounds of summer from the 1960s. The "Beach Boys Endless Summer Weekend" will air over Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 25 at 6:00 pm ET through Monday, May 28 on '60s on 6, channel 6. The "Artist Confidential" will air on Saturday, May 26 at 12:00 pm ET.

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Radio One And Affiliates Team to Raise More than $1 Million For Kids Diseases

Syndicated Host CoCo Brother generated record-breaking $250,000 during four-hour show.

THE MOUTH, APRIL 17TH, 2012/PRN –– Radio One syndicated shows and inspiration stations raised more than $1 million through the fifth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids national event to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provide the best care to the world's sickest children at no cost to their families. The all-day radio event began on April 5 at 6 a.m. with the Yolanda Adams Morning Show and ended at 11 p.m. with the CoCo Brother Live show and other syndicated inspiration shows and stations in 11 participating markets across the country, all asking listeners to donate to St. Jude. In Atlanta, syndicated radio host CoCo Brother generated a record-breaking $250,000 during his four-hour show. "Our listeners continue to show their support for St. Jude in a big way, year after year," said Yolanda Adams of the Yolanda Adams Morning Show. "They really demonstrate through the spirit of giving how their hearts are touched by these beautiful patients and their personal stories." Several celebrities around the country volunteered during the national radio event by answering phones and speaking with radio personalities about St. Jude. Participating celebrities included R&B singer/songwriter Musiq Soulchild, award-winning gospel music artist James Fortune and gospel music artist Dorothy Norwood. At the conclusion of the morning shows, the 11 participating affiliate markets continued the radio event into the evening through the commitment of local on-air personalities.

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Nicole Kidman Goes Blonde; Gerard Butler & Mystery Brunette Meet In Port-A-Poddy, Plus Other Hot Links

Nicole Kidman Goes Blonde In 'An Affair To Remember' - [W]

OH MY: Gerard Butler & Brunette Canoodle In A Port-A-Poddy - [DAILY MAIL]

New Kennedy Film Hopes To Set The Record Straight - [THE WRAP]

Octomom Now Reachable On Dial-A-Star (Mom & Dan Lohan, Too) - [DIAL A STAR]

What's The Deal With Pippa And Guy Pointing The Gun In the Car? - [THE SUN]

LA Paper Names And Shames Celebrity Tax Debtors - [THE INDEPENDENT]

Alec Baldwin Still Mad At GMA, But Will Stay With NBC For Another Year - [E!]

'The Amazing Spider Man' Japanese Style - [FIRST SHOWING]

Eminem, Kanye West & Others Join For 'Something For Nothing' Docu-Film - [POP CRUSH]

Tupac Hologram Presented At Coachella - [ROLLING STONE]

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EUUUUU: Nashville HOST Tweets: Nude Pics Of Coach Petrino Coming

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 –– Looks like Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino's scandal will stay around a bit longer. Aside from phone records now being posted between him and 25 year old Jessica Dorrell, comes word of a tweet which alleges he may have revealed more of his 51 year old self than anyone cares to see. 104.5 the Zone Nashville's Clay Travis tweeted last week: @ClayTravisBGID: Clay Travis "Bobby Petrino nude photos are coming. Prepare yourselves. He Favred himself." He then joined The Dan Patrick Show and added the shocker that (Petrino) took them while using a university issued cellphone. And whatever is on that phone is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, because Petrino is a public employee. Clay said even if the pics vanished in University of Arkansas's database, there's also the issue of whether or not Jessica Dorrell saved the messages and photos on her cellphone to use as evidence later. Now I guess we can all just sit back and wait to see if the embattled coach really Favred Himself - EUUUUUUU!

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Seacrest To Host Fox's 25th Anniversary Special

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 –– Jockline Daily can now confirm that Ryan Seacrest covers more space on earth than dirt. As if the uber media conglomerate didn't have enough on his schedule, it was announced over the weekend that Seacrest will serve as emcee for Fox’s upcoming 25th Anniversary Special. Joining the show will be cast members of 'That 70’s Show and Married with Children, as well as In Living Color’s Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. With the special having been previously announced, this was the first time its host was revealed. Also joining for the occassion will be 'House’s' Hugh Laurie as well as 'The Simpsons’ Kelsey Grammer. Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special airs this Sunday, April 22, 8:00 PM ET on Fox.

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V103 Atlanta's Kenny Burns Mistakenly Accosted By Undercover Police

"I thought someone was trying to jack me"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 –– Popular V103 Atlanta host Kenny Burns is still reeling from last week's experience with Atlanta undercover police. According to WSB TV, police were on the hunt for a stolen vehicle matching the description of Burn's black Mercedes. Burns told WSB TV that he had just parked his car when what turned out to be an undercover officer ran up to him with a gun drawn. "I thought someone was trying to jack me," Burns told Channel 2: "Next thing I know, my car door opens before I could even get my bearings and he grabbed my arm and said, 'Put your hands down, put your hands down!'" And while the officers may have been following procedure, Burns is still miffed: "They didn't ask me for my registration, they just pulled me out put me in handcuffs and started feeling my pockets," Burns said. Fortunately, the officers soon realized that Burns was a radio host and set him free. "If Mr. Burns feels officers acted inappropriately, we have an internal investigations process and welcome him to file a formal complaint to determine if any departmental policies or procedures were violated," according to an email sent to WSB. Reportedly, Burns doesn't plan to file a complaint. Photo: Burns/Facebook

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Artie Lange Finally Opens Up About Self Stabbing: " "I Was Not Trying To Kill Myself" [AUDIO]

"I was not trying to kill myself."

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 –– Ever since Artie Lange's much reported self inflicted stabbing in January 2010 and subsequent exit from The Howard Stern Show, Lange has offered few details until now. Calling in to former SiriusXM colleague, Bubba the Love Sponge Show, Lange, co-host of DirecTV's Nick & Artie Show, he said of the stabbing: "At least in my head, and I swear to you Bubba as a friend I'm telling you it's the truth, I was not trying to kill myself. What I wanted to do was be high. I wanted to have the feeling of heroin, which is being real lightheaded ... Everything's fine, everything's fine, and you just eventually go to sleep real peaceful. I was so screwed up on a bunch of different drugs including antidepressants --I took those cause I thought they'd make me drowsy ... I became kind of psychotic and I thought myself: 'If I lose enough blood, I'll get the feeling that heroin gives you. I'll get lightheaded and I'll pass out and I'll be at peace for a least ten hours and I'll go to sleep. And I thought to myself: 'The sun's coming up. My place has a view of Manhattan, and I saw the Manhattan skyline. And I was sitting on my couch and I thought 'I've got to get that feeling you get from being high on an opiate'. And I took out a knife, and I didn't stab myself, I just cut myself to try to bleed--lose enough blood to get lightheaded and feel really high and then pass out ... I passed out and I woke up in intensive care." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE (Final Seg. of Show)

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Wichita Senior Gets Reply From AI's Colton Following Prom Invite [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 ––On Thursday's American Idol Results Show, April 12th, Wichita was in the National Spotlight when Ryan Seacrest handed contestant Colton Dixon a prom invitation from Wichita high school student Katie Elder. Katie was looking for a date for her Campus High School prom on April 28th, 2012. They didn't reveal on the show what exactly was in the box. But, Katie talked to KFDI's Brian and Kellie and she did reveal the surprise inside for Colton. As it turns out, the invite included a cardboard cutout of Justin Bieber to which Elder told Colton she wanted him to replace the Bieb' taking her to the prom. Colton did tweet Elder back saying he hoped to meet her soon. Apparently, she's into guys with high-hair. Listen to Brian and Kellie's talk with Katie and find out what she put in the box that made Colton say, "snap."LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

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Carolla Wins 2012 Pro/Celebrity Race

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –– Comedian/actor Adam Carolla sped to the finish line in the 2012 Toyota/Pro Celebrity Race, triumphing over a field of film, television, music and sports stars in an exceptionally exciting and competitive event. The roaring crowd witnessed a thrilling battle for first place in a tight field of drivers, with a late-race surge by actor Hill Harper (shown left) that surprised drivers and fans alike. In addition to Toyota donating $5,000 to Racing for Kids in the name of each celebrity racer, Carolla, who host of one of radio's most listened to podcast, co-creator of "The Man Show" and a contestant on the current season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," gets
an additional $5,000 donated to charity of choice, Catholic Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Racing for Kids is a national nonprofit program benefiting children's hospitals in Long Beach and Orange County, Calif. Toyota has donated more than $2 million on behalf of the race and its participants to various children's hospitals since 1991.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Heidi Harris Joins KRLA/KTIE LA; Bones Lands Austin's Best Title For 7th Year; Mina Saywhat To Co-Host Mornings On Power 99 Philly

THE MOUTH, APRIL 14TH, 2012 –– "With a teeny bit of talent, 13 years of busting my butt, and most importantly the Grace of God, I have landed my dream job," says Heidi Harris. "I'll be doing morning drive in LA for Salem Comm.! I am humbled and excited beyond belief to join the fabulous Salem family." Beginning next Monday, she'll be heard Monday-Friday, 6-9 AM PDT on KRLA (Los Angeles) and KTIE (Inland Empire). •••••• For the seventh year in a row, Premiere syndicated Bobby Bones (above center) takes Austin's AWM award as its Radio Personality Of The Year. He told Jockline Daily: "Its awesome to be recognized by my peers in the media. I also realize that even though my name is on the award, I couldn't do it without my crew" •••••• Power 99/Philadelphia adds Mina SayWhat (above right) to co-host morning with Uncle O. They're joined by Mikey Dredd and MuthaKnows. After 38 years, the iconic imaging/production talent, Jeff Davis, exits WLS-AM Chicago. ••••• Wired 96.5/Philadelphia PD and PMD host Kannon exits. He'll continue to host syndicated "Sunday Open House Party Sunday" and "Open House Party Rhythmic.

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Cumulus Providence Stations Raise $611,312 For Children's Hospital

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Media WPRO, 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105 and Fun107 Providence held their eigth annual Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon on April 12 & 13 on-air and online with exceptional results. During the two day Radiothon, callers and online visitors were encouraged to donate support for Hasbro Children's Hospital, while air personalities interviewed dozens of patients and family members of the hospital, hoping to raise awareness of the doctors, hospital and care they provide. Donations were accepted by celebrity phone bank operators including New England Patriots Players and local television and radio personalities. In all, $611,312 was raised by participating stations.

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Kanye West Changes 'Theraflu' Track Following Company Complaint; Alters Cover, PETA Miffed

THE MOUTH, APRIL 16TH, 2012 –– Following last week's premiere of the track “Theraflu” on Hot 97/New York, Kanye West has announced that he's changing the title of the song to 'Way Too Cold." According to The Hollywood Report,
West’s label Island Def Jam issued a press release on Saturday calling the change a “creative decision.” The company which produces the cold and flu remedy, Theraflu, quickly took issue. George Condo, who created the cover to West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, reworked the cover and prompted more controversy by showing breasts (which Jockline Daily masked for your protection). As for the lyrics, the new tune includes the line “Tell PETA my mink is dragging on the floor,” and guess who'd now P'od? PETA responded earlier in April by saying “He’s a great musician but doesn’t seem to have the fashion sense to design anything more than caveman costumes.

 

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Radio Receptionist Threatened By One Direction Fans [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 13TH, 2012 –– Like Jockline Daily wrote yesterday, the boy band One Direction is looking more and more like The Beatle's second coming. Take yesterday's visit to Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald and Michael "Wippa" Wipfli on Nova radio in Sydney Australia. Band member Zayn Malik apparently had a thing for receptionist Anna Crotti (shown center) and asked her out. Once Facebook fans got word of this they began sending her hate messages, threats and nasty posts. According ninemsn.com Anna, who has a boyfriend of two years, said she became worried when she started getting abusive messages on Facebook from One Direction fans. "Why would they choose you?" one of the messages read. "By the end of the day it got so intense. I started getting girls calling the station and girls giving me a little bit of s---," she said. She then texted Zayn and said, 'Maybe it's not a good idea we meet up'." Fitzy said he was "shocked" by the pandemonium. "I didn't think anything could top Bieber but these guy have," he said. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Dee Snider Rips Axl Rose Over RRHOF Snub; Says Rose Is "Screwed Up"

THE MOUTH, APRIL 13TH, 2012 –– Twisted Sister star rurned radio host Dee Snider has slammed Axl Rose for snubbing his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, saying the Guns N' Roses frontman is "screwed up." According to Star Pulse, Rose's writing to officials at the Hall of Fame declining his induction in this Saturday's event in Cleveland, Ohio has Snider fireed up. "Someone just told me that it's official Axl is not gonna sing at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and I said it's c**p. I said, if he can't put this stuff aside for an event like that, for a recognition like that, to do the cool thing, and just in respect of what you guys have done, I think it's totally screwed up." Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Matt Sorum are expected to take the stage after Green Day inducts Guns N' Roses into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Meanwhile, you may have noticed Snider's book cover at right. You might want to make a note, it's coming out next month. Check it out here

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Little Steven's Underground Garage Teams With USRN

Show Celebrated 10th Anniversary on April 7th

THE MOUTH, APRIL 13TH, 2012 –– United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. has announced a partnership with Steven Van Zandt’s production company, Renegade Nation, to handle both the affiliate relations and national advertising sales for the successful weekly show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
Created in 2002, Steven’s original concept for the show which remains in place today is to expose audiences everywhere to the most seminal recordings in rock and roll across its six-decade history. In making this announcement, USRN's Jim Higgins stated "Absolutely no one has generated more passion on the airwaves than Little Steven. It's a thrill to be working with him and his entire radio team, especially at time when his acting career and his efforts and current worldwide 2012 tour with the E Street Band are in full swing."

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The Money Pit Climbs To 300th Affiliate Mark

THE MOUTH, APRIL 13TH, 2012 –– The Money Pit has added its 300th affiliate and is celebrating the achievement with a special broadcast from New York's Times Square. On April 20th, show co-hosts Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete (shown) will originate their show from the “Crossroads of the World,” during one of the country’s largest Earth Day events. Show co-host Tom Kraeutler (shown with co-host Leslie Segrete), who is also the president of parent company Money Pit Media, says, "I am so grateful to our team for the hard work that got us to this point, to our loyal affiliate stations for making our content available to millions of people across the country and to our always growing list of top sponsors that have made this possible.” The Money Pit’s Times Square broadcast is set for Friday, April 20th from 2-4PM EST on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Tom will also be hosting a national Television and Radio Media Tour that morning from the same location, highlighting earth-friendly products for home improvement projects, for viewers and listeners on dozens of stations across the nation. The Earth Day 2012 event will feature entertainment, speakers, and an interactive exhibit area. Money Pit is syndicated Talk Shows USA.

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Radio Group Threatens Listeners With Lawsuit Over Advertiser's Harassment

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2012 –– How many times have you seen a personality get booted from a station and then their fans flood the station with complaints or via social media? Common, right? But how often have you seen a station threaten to sue if they didn't stop? This may be a first. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, a group of listeners were unhappy when Three Eagles Communication's The Blaze (KIBZ 104.1 FM) Lincoln let go PD and Morning co-host Tim Sheridan last month and moved his partner Jon "Animal" Terry, to middays. This made room for Benztown syndicated Todd n' Tyler which originates from Z92.3 Omaha. A group of listeners then began to organize a boycott and contact advertisers. As part of the protest they created a Facebook page and, in the process, attracted more than 500 members and nearly 2,000 signatures on a petition. Three Eagles then fired back with C&D letters to a few members of the group. Company executives Rolland Johnson and Gary Buchanan told The Associated Press that some of the unhappy listeners went beyond expressing their views by flooding advertisers with emails urging them not to do business with Three Eagles ... This seemed like the only action we could take in response to what seemed like unreasonable resistance to the change," said Johnson, who is the firm's chairman and CEO. The boycott continues on Facebook, however, participation is said to be on the wane. 1

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102.5 The Bone Flips To Talk; Becomes Tampa's 1st FM-Talk

Bubba The Love Sponge & Cowhead Remain; Nick & Artie Added To Nights; Search On For Middays

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2012 –– Adding to a growing number of FM talkers flipping to talk, Cox Media Group joined the list yesterday by announcing that on Monday, April 23, 102-5 The Bone will take the next evolution of the station’s history by dropping the remaining music from its weekday programming and become Tampa Bay’s first FM talk station. In the transistion, it's Bone moniker stays intact along with new imaging "real, raw radio!" Mornings will continue to be anchored by Bubba The Love Sponge. The Cowhead Show will also remain in PM Drive. The syndicated Nick and Artie show hosted by Artie Lange and comedian Nick DiPaolo will air weeknights 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Middays and early evening shows are currently under consideration, and will be announced prior to the April 23 premier. “The Bone dominates the morning and afternoon drive talk shows and has room to grow in the midday and evening classic rock shows. Evolving this station into an all talk station is an obvious move,” said Keith Lawless, CMG Vice President & Market Manager. “Bubba plays no music and is clearly the market’s leader in mornings.

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Hosts Attempt 126 Mile Run For Special Olympics In One Day

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2012 –– With support from Champion Sports, Peugeot Ireland, Red Bull, Spin 1038 and entertainment.ie, Brian Maher of Spin 103.8 and Mike Sheridan of entertainment.ie are setting out to run 126 miles in one day in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. Pushing the limitations of physical and mental endurance, the pair’s journey will begin in Limerick City at 7am on Thursday April 26th. Approximately 30 hours later, they will arrive on Dublin’s Grafton St. To follow Brian and Mike’s preparations and progress visit www.challenge126.com. And by all means check this extremely well done video of the "Challenge 126" WATCH VIDEO HERE

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WBEZ Chicago's Ira Glass Brings Radio Show "This American Life" To Big Screen

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –– Ira Glass, host of Publlic Radio's WBEZ Chicago’s critically acclaimed radio show This American Life, returns to movie screens nationwide with This American Life -- Live!. This special live performance will take place on Thursday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT and tape delayed to 7:00 p.m. MT / 8:00 p.m. PT, HI and AK, with an encore in select theaters on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. local time. In the live broadcast, Glass will present stories by writer David Rakoff, comedian Tig Notaro and Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington. Together they will perform a live stage version of the radio show, centered on the theme “The Invisible Made Visible.” The performance will also feature a new short film by Mike Birbiglia, live music by the rock band OK Go, a dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, original animation and illustration, and special surprise guests.

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Host' Brother Visits Class of 5 Year Olds Who Adopted Him

 

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2012 –– Kristin, of the syndicated Bert Show, had her brother Morgan in town who was just back from his fourth deployment in Afghanistan. While there, the Marine Staff Sergeant visited the class of five-year-olds in Atlanta who had “adopted” him after their "Big Thank You" promotion. They sent Morgan and his platoon letters, care packages, and photos all throughout his deployment (boxes of Ranch to make their food taste better, shower shoes – whatever they needed), and they had a bulletin board of his picture up, so every morning they even said the “Pledge of Allegiance” to him. They even sent Kristin and Morgan’s mom and dad Christmas cards…and it was the first time since being in Vietnam that Kristin’s dad had been thanked for his service. So as a thank you, he paid them all a visit…but they went over the top in welcoming him home! Lead by students with flags, parade-style, kids lined the halls as the entire school came out to cheer for him as he walked through, and every classroom door had something patriotic on it. A deserving homecoming. Check out more details, photos and video here

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Premiere Launch Big D & Bubba Weekend Wake Up
 
THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2012 –– Premiere Networks has announced the launch of Big D and Bubba’s Weekend Wake-Up.  Beginning April 14, the four-hour Saturday morning show will feature the best interviews and performances by Country music’s biggest stars, as well as Big D and Bubba’s trademark skits and hilarious banter – all of which have made The Big D and Bubba Show one of the most-widely-syndicated Country morning radio programs in the U.S. Big D said, “Sleeping in on Saturdays is overrated.”  Bubba added, “We’re looking forward to waking up our listeners with lots of laughs, good music and our country music friends. The launch of Big D and Bubba’s Weekend Wake-Up follows the duo’s third CMA Award nomination in the “National Broadcast Personality of the Year” category in 2011. The Big D and Bubba Show also debuted on The American Forces Radio Network last November.

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MOVERS/WAKERS: Loper and Randi Headed To The Blitz; Rosenberg Out, Sileo In At WQAM

THE MOUTH, APRIL 12TH, 2012 –– North American Broadcasting Company announced today that "Loper and Randi" in The Morning are coming to WRKZ 99.7 "The Blitz." They arrive in Columbus by way of West Palm where they recently did mornings on WPBZ. Loper and Randi are no strangers to Ohio. Loper was born in southern Ohio and this is Randi's second stint with The Blitz (having previously done mornings with The Grego Show). Randi Rasar said, "I'll give Hal Fish another shot..." •••••• Yesteday WQAM management confirmed that Sid Rosenberg has been let go following his arrest and DUI charge last week. Taking his place will be Dan Sileo who exited sports talker WDAE last month following an on-air slip. ••••••• Gretchen Bartlett returns to Journal's 94.5 The Lake/Milwaukee for morning drive beginning later this month. In 2002, she was once a promotions assistant for The Lake's predecessor, WKTI-FM.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Jethro Tull Leader Returns to Planet Rock

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH,, APRIL 12TH, 2012 ––
Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson returns to Planet Rock this Saturday to start a new series entitled “The Lyricists – All Mouth & Trousers”. Last time he was at the station he got nominated for a New York Radio Award for his series called “Under The Influence” in 2007. In this new six part series Ian looks at the world’s best lyricists and their impact on the world of rock, as well as taking a sideways glance at some of the ‘great’ wordsmiths who didn’t quite hit the mark. Ian Anderson’s “The Lyricists – All Mouth And Trousers” is on Saturday nights at 7pm.

Fire knocks off Jack FM and BBC Bristol
A suspected arson attack this morning (11th April) at a transmitter site in Bristol has meant the BBC local radio station for the city and Jack FM have both been off the air. Cables connecting transmission equipment to aerials were badly damaged in the blaze at the site on East Dundry Lane in the south of Bristol. The mast broadcasts BBC Radio Bristol on 94.9 FM and Jack FM on 106.5 FM. It’s also used for mobile communications systems, including for the fire service. Radio Bristol’s Weston-super-Mare transmitter has also been off air because it broadcasts a relay of the Dundry TX. The station’s Bath transmitter has been unaffected along with medium wave and DAB broadcasts. Celador’s Breeze 107.2 FM signal in Bristol has been unaffected, while Jack has also continued on air on DAB. Firefighters were called to the site just after 3am this morning. “The damage was confined to the base of the mast but as there was evidence the fire was deliberate, police were called.”

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. EMAIL HIM HERE

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Black Panther Party Head Rings Up BTLS; Pleads With Her To Change Message [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2012 –– Michelle Williams, chief of staff for the New Black Panther Party, is no stranger to the syndicated Bubba the Love Sponge. On the heels of her controversial outburst following Trayvon Martin's murder, yesterday she rang up BTLS who pleaded with her to change the approach to her message. "Michelle ... Michelle. Really? ....You are so much better than that, honey." ...I am your friend trying to get you to rethink your hostility." He then replayed audio from her outburst. After pleading with her further, she hung up and, according to showmember Brent, never called back. Much later in the day she told WTSP-TV Tampa in an interview: "My words were out of anger. I did not incite, I did not promote, nor did I encourage anyone to go and pick up a gun." She also assured them she doesn't want to have anyone out there pick up a gun. "I don't want violence, I don't promote violence. That's why I told you, my words were out of anger." She did admit she had gotten a call from Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor on Monday. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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STUDY: Weekly Online Radio Audience Jumps More Than 30 Percent in Past Year

New Arbitron/Edison Study Also Reveals That Smartphone Ownership Has Tripled in Two Years

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2012 –– The weekly audience of all forms of online radio is now at an estimated 76 million Americans age 12 and older, reaching 29 percent of the population and representing an increase of more than 30 percent from one year ago according to the new national survey from Arbitron and Edison Research, The Infinite Dial 2012. The Navigating Digital Platform's study released yesterday was the 20th in a series of studies dating back to 1998. Among the many other findings: Forty-four percent of all Americans age 12 and over own a smartphone, representing half of all cell phone owners. Six in ten (61 percent) own a portable digital media device such as a smartphone, portable MP3 player or tablet; 40 percent own an Apple device (iPod/iPhone/iPad). Americans age 45 and older represent the largest percentage increase in social media usage in the past year, now up to 38 percent (from 31 percent in 2011). Seventeen percent of all cell phone owners have listened to online radio streamed in their cars by connecting their phones to their car stereo system; this is an increase of more than 50% in the past year when only 11 percent had ever done so. This study, as well as previous studies, may be downloaded free of charge via the Arbitron and Edison Research Web sites at www.arbitron.com and www.edisonresearch.com

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CBS Sharpens Focus On Major Markets; Sells West Palm Cluster For $50 Million

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2012 –– The CBS Corporation announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its five owned radio stations in West Palm Beach for $50 million. Maintaining its focus on major markets, the company has also previously sold radio stations in the mid-size Portland, Ore. and Denver markets. At the closing, Palm Beach Broadcasting LLC will acquire three stations from CBS. To comply with FCC ownership limitations, Palm Beach Broadcasting LLC will acquire the right to sell the other two stations to third parties.  The transaction is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory and other approvals. “It is extremely gratifying to add these excellent stations to our community-focused radio service in the Palm Beach market,” said Dean Goodman, CEO of Palm Beach Broadcasting. “Radio broadcasting is experiencing a renaissance in the digital age, and we are pleased to be a part of that effort.” Palm Beach Broadcasting acquired WRMF-FM, Palm Beach, in June 2011. Mr. Goodman, the company’s CEO, has been involved in the radio and television industry in South Florida for more than 35 years.

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WPHT Philadelphia To Go Live And Local

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2012 ––– One of America’s most successful talk stations, Talk Radio 1210am WPHT Philly will soon be all live and local. Midday host Michael Smerconish will now present daily broadcast of his show, live weekdays from 12:00noon-3:00PM. In December 2010, WPHT announced a new lineup with a greater commitment to local talent covering local issues, anchored by Smerconish in afternoon drive, Chris Stigall in mornings, Dom Giordano in midday, and the Phillies and Gary R’nel in the evening. “We pride ourselves on being local and serving Philadelphians first,” said CBS RADIO Philadelphia Market Manager Marc Rayfield. “Having Michael broadcast live is another example of our commitment to the audience. The November election is one of the most important ever and WPHT will continue to offer a local platform no matter what side of the aisle you sit on.” WPHT will soon announce a new live and local afternoon show. Firm debut dates will be announced shortly as well. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KYW, WIP FM/AM and WOGL in Philadelphia.

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HYSTERIA: One Direction Blamed For Knocking Station Off Air [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, APRIL 11TH, 2012 –– One Direction is looking more and more like the second coming of The Beatles. Making the media rounds today in Australia, they're being blamed for a power surge that saw Sydney's top rated 2GB thrown off air for 40 minutes. According to ninemsm.com.au, The shutdown happened just before 10am which coincided with the arrival of the Briti