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101.9 KINK Portland Raises Funds To Help 37,000 people in Portland

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– 101.9 KINK raises funds to feed and care for over 37,000 people in Portland with Union Gospel Mission! Alpha Broadcasting announced today, 101.9 KINK raised enough money to feed and care for over 37,000 people this holiday season. The funds were raised for the Union Gospel Mission yesterday, Thursday November 21, 2013 during an all day on-air Radio-A-Thon that was broadcast live from The Bing Lounge. 37,381 meals equates to $71,772.42. The final number of company matches has yet to be included in the total. Union Gospel Mission was founded in 1927, when 40 area churches came together seeking to minister to the homeless on the streets of Portland. Union Gospel Mission is dedicated to “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict, and loving our neighbor.” 101.9 KINK Program Director, Chris Mays commented on the event, “It’s such a privilege to work at a radio station with such passionate and caring listeners. We are honored to be a part of bringing hope to thousands of people in the Portland community this holiday season by providing meals for the hungry.” KINK is owned and operated by Alpha Broadcasting, along with 98.7 The Bull, 750 The Game, Live 95.5, FM NEWS 101 KXL and Freedom 970. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Broadcasting is the only locally owned radio group in the Portland metro area, reaching more than one million listeners a week with six stations covering rock, country, pop, news, talk and sports.

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BOSTON: School For Blind Gives Hope To Young Jocks [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Among the hosts on NPR's 90.9 WBUR Boston is DJ Marvelous. His real name is Campbell Grousbeck. His father, Wycliffe, is a managing partner of the Boston Celtics. The Grousbeck Family Foundation provided a $10 million dollar gift that paved the way for the $28 million dollar Grousbeck Technology Center at Perkins. “Campbell was born blind, like many kids at Perkins actually,” Grousbeck said. “So it’s been a long journey for him to find his way in the world.” That’s why Grousbeck got behind building the 17,000 square-foot center, which houses a music recording studio, assistive technology training rooms, a student-run café and the radio station. He told me his son Campbell speaks more clearly since becoming a DJ. And the 21 year-old senior isn’t just listening to music passively anymore. Now he’s presenting it and voicing his opinions. "I’ve been very into radio ever since I was a little girl,” Carolyn Harrington said. The 17-year-old grew up in Easton, Connecticut and recalled rocking out for hours in her bedroom while listening to her favorite pop songs ... I’ve always wanted to be on the radio,” she admitted, “and now I am!” Radio scripts for the blind and visually impaired DJs are enlarged or read through a device called a refreshable braille note-taker. “It just seemed to be such a natural place for these kids to literally find their voice,” Grousbeck said. “And just seeing our son as a DJ – he’s standing up taller. His name’s DJ Marvelous — I mean does that say it all?” PHOTOS/Andrea Shea/WBUR) LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Mike Morin Pens Memoir '50 Shades Of Radio'

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Just in time for the holidays, longtime morning host Mike Morin has released a memoir: "'50 Shades of Radio." Having been buried alive, frozen alive and had his life threatened at gunpoint, he's also hung out with Jay Leno and interviewed Presidents and hundreds of celebrities. “Ten thousand shows and no two have been alike,” says Mike Morin, author of his professional memoir, Fifty Shades of Radio – True Stories of a Morning Radio Guy Being Wired, Tired and Fired. Forty two years as a radio personality have taken him all over the country including New York City, Boston and most recently New Hampshire, where he co-hosts a daily morning show at WZID-FM in Manchester. “I knew from the fifth grade in Detroit that this was what I wanted to do. I never imagined all the great moments, fun and odd ball surprises that I’d face in my four decades behind the microphone.”
Those unexpected experiences included: The TV star that went toe-to-toe with a lady of the evening one morning in our studio and The 25-year old DJ who gets a big surprise from a 70-year old cougar. Morin writes a humor column for the Nashua (NH) Telegraph and has contributed to the Boston Globe, Chicken Soup for the Soul books and several magazines. In June, 2013, Morin received the prestigious Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. Morin is available for radio, TV, print and Internet interviews. Contact him at 603-566-2337, or at heymikey@aol.com

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Cumulus Media Networks Covers AMA's With Radio Remotes

 

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– In case you noticed some familiar faces in the audience during The American Music Awards on ABC-TV, that could have come courtesy of Cumulus Media Networks. They hosted the American Music Awards radio remotes this weekend with 20 stations in a variety of formats from coast to coast. The radio remotes were at LA Live in Los Angeles leading up to the AMA show. While everyone's name in the above photo wasn't supplied, we were able to spot The Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn on bottom right. Directly behind her, R-L is KRBE/Houston's Eric Rowe, KLOS/LA's Heidi and Frank; one over NASH-FM New York's Kelly Ford and Blair Garner.

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WTMX Chicago's Eric Ferguson Undergoes Spinal Surgery

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– 101.9/WTMX-FM Chicago's Eric Ferguson is taking today off the air to undergo elective surgery on his spine in order to relieve numbness in his arms and hands. According to blogger Robert Feder, Ferguson said he’d been putting off the procedure for years. “It’s just gotten to a point from a comfort level that I want to get it done and get it over with,” he told me Feder. "I don’t want people to worry too much,” Ferguson said. “As far as spine surgeries go, this is considered an easy one — although no spine surgery is easy, I guess. I’m actually anxious to get it done because I’d like to get the feeling in my hands and arms back to 100 percent and be able to enjoy myself over the holidays.” This isn't the first health scare for Ferguson. In 2010 he was hospitalized twice for treatment of an irregular heart rhythm. Both times he underwent catheter ablation procedures to destroy abnormal heart tissue that was causing his cardiac arrhythmia. Doctors gave him a clean bill of health. Eric and Co-Host Kathy Hart are now in their 18th year together on the Mix.

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Radio Spending Up 1% In Q3; Digital Reigns As Fastest Growing Sector

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– Radio's overall Q3 result was up 1% compared to flat delivery in Q1 and Q2. Year to date performance remains on par with 2012. The 3rd Quarter uptick was based on a 1% gain in the Spot sector, which represents the largest portion of Radio's revenue base. Digital continues to show robust gains -- up nearly 1/5 -- while Off-Air was up 3%. Network posted a decline of 11% against last year's sales. Year to date, Spot revenue is flat; Digital, Off-Air and Network are +15%, +3% and -7% respectively. Digital continues its reign as Radio's fastest growing sector. Off-Air activity also remains steadfast, increasing every quarter in 2013. Combined, Digital and Off-Air represent 13% of Radio's total revenue."The momentum we saw building at the end of Q2 has definitely translated into a positive Q3 for Radio in many of our Top 10 advertiser categories, led by Communications/Cellular with a healthy 24% increase," noted Erica Farber (shown), RAB President and CEO. "Among key categories, Automotive, Professional Services, Health Care, Home Furnishings, all showed substantial increases, as well. Increases from these diverse ad categories illustrate Radio's cross-platform strength to drive traffic and sales - for large corporations to Main Street businesses."

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94.7 Fresh FM's Kelly Collis 'Pissed' Following Daily Mail Story Grab

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– On Monday, 94.7/Fresh FM Washington DC's Kelly Collis (inset) broke the story that Sasha Obama wore an unicorn sweater made by the UK company ASOS to a University of Maryland basketball game. She tells Jockline Daily, "For the report, I received confirmation from a company official on Twitter and a second comment from a public relations staffer. The Daily Mail (right) then wrote a story with the information I provided on 94.7 Fresh FM’s web site without crediting the station or myself as the source of the information. In their story, the rag quoted an ASOS tweet that was in direct response to one that I sent earlier that day. They conveniently left my Twitter handle out of their copy and omitted any mention of my original story or research from the entire article." Collis told Jockline, " I am by no means an award-winning journalist, but know enough to give credit where credit it due." She later posted on her Facebook page: 'My story was stolen by that hack publication the Daily Mail. I was once labeled as "pseudo media", but I am still pissed." It should be noted that Huffington Post picked up the article and did give Collis credit.

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Russian Network Launches English-Language Station

Russia Today's New Station Expected To Reach Over 3 Million During Sochi Winter Olympics

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– Russia’s state-run English-language TV network 'Russia Today' is launching an English radio station in the resort city of Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, " Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia Today, said in a statement that Russia Today is confident about expanding into the radio industry. The TV network’s first venture into radio occurred last year, when it began cooperation with the Moscow-based English-language station Moscow FM 105.2 (complete with dj pics - see above}, providing news content for the station. Russia Today estimates the station’s potential audience to be over three million people during the Winter Olympics, scheduled to run on Feb. 7-23 next year. The station expects to primarily target foreign athletes, sport officials, fans and journalists. Programming will feature foreign music and newscasts, which aired every 30 minutes.

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Compass Media Takes Over Ad Sales For The Tom Leykis Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22NC, 2013 –– Beginning January 2014, Compass Media Marketing will serve as the advertising sales agent for Tom Leykis' newnormalnetwork.com as well as blowmeuptom.com. After two decades of local and national radio, In 2012, Leykis embraced digital media by re-launching The Tom Leykis Show as a live streaming internet-centric call-in-show, broadcast daily at 3pm Pacific for three to six hours on www.blowmeuptom.com and distributed via smartphone apps such as TuneIn and Stitcher, as well as Winamp, Windows Media Player, iTunes, and many more. “We are thrilled with our progress and appreciative to the tens of thousands of listeners who are now tuning in daily to our show,” said Tom Leykis, founder of The New Normal and host of The Tom Leykis Show. “The time is right to start aggressively marketing the show to sponsors and we are thrilled to work with the Compass team.” The Tom Leykis Show ranked 38th among over 70,000 live internet streams on the TuneIn app for 2012. For its first year, the show garnered over 9 million tune-ins (session starts), and averaged about 160,000 unique users per month.

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Hot 97's Heart Foundation To Host 'Lift 'Em Up' Event

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– HOT 97 New York tri-state area is always committed to giving back. Alex Cameron, HOT 97 GM, says, “This holiday season the entire Emmis NY staff will volunteer a day of service on Thursday, December 12, 2013 to provide those less fortunate in our communities a truly special and memorable Holiday feast with a first class experience that not only feeds and entertains people but that does so in a respectful and dignified way with the hope of Lifting Up Others with nourishment for both bodies and souls. It is our distinct pleasure and privilege to serve and make a difference together”. HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation and Incite (Emmis’ cause marketing division) will host “Lift ‘Em Up”, a celebration focused on lifting up New Yorkers that face challenging circumstances. HOT 97’s Angie Martinez (shown) says "I'm excited to join HOT 97's Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation for a day of service and fun! Thanks to all the efforts of our supporters and donations from our listeners, 'Lift 'Em Up' is shaping up to be unforgettable!"

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Wrong Airport Landing Leads To Billboard Jab By Kansas Station

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– Leave it to radio to turn someone else's goof into radio gold. You, of course, heard about the Boeing Dreamlifter which landed at the wrong airport in Wichita, Kansas. If things were bad enough, the Jabara Airport where it landed is way smaller than what's needed for a plane this size to take off. According to CNN, when fully loaded, the Dreamlifter needs a runway 9,199 feet long. Jabara's runway is 6,101 feet. Wichita's Bob FM 97.1 creative wheels quickly began to spin and thanks to Atomic Enterprises, a fun billboard went from drawing board at 10am, to a billboard at 1pm. Late Wednesday night, the plane, which was bound for McConnell Air Force Base from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, missed its mark by about 12 miles. Boeing sent a tug to the airport to move the jet, but reported that it broke down on its way.

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A-Rod Bolts From Hearing, Heads to WFAN's Francesa Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– Where do you go when you want to set the record straight? For MLB's Alex Rodriguez, that would be WFAN 660/101.9's Mike Francesa Show. After bolting from his grievance hearing Wednesday following arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify, he marched over to WFAN studios to talk to host Mike Francesa to set the record straight. He vehemently denied any wrongdoing saying that he’s not used PEDs at all since 2003. He also denied having leaked documents about Ryan Braun to Yahoo! Sports, calling that accusation by Major League Baseball “laughable” and “disgusting.” Finally, he denied any obstructing of justice during the course of this case, one of the several reasons given by MLB to give Rodriguez the biggest drug-related suspension of all-time. “I lost my mind,” Rodriguez told Francesa. “I banged a table and kicked a briefcase and slammed out of the room, and just felt like this system … I knew it was restricted and I knew it wasn’t fair, but what we saw today, it was disgusting.” Rodriguez also took aim at Commissioner Selig, calling him out for putting him on suspension without so much as a meeting: "... “He hates my guts, there’s no doubt about it,” A-Rod said. “I don’t think they like big salaries.100 percent it’s personal. I think it’s about his legacy and it’s about my legacy. He’s trying to destroy me and, by the way, he’s retiring in 2014. And to put me on his big mantle on the way out, that’s a helluva trophy. PHOTO/AUDIO Sportsradio WFAN, New York. LISTEN HERE

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Host Turns Awful Ad Into Amazing Radio And Viral Sensation [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 __ For anyone who knows Chattanooga's Brian Joyce of Talk Radio 102.3, or those who met him at TSBC, you're well aware he's not your typical talker. Here's an example. Around 2 am last Friday morning, he saw a commercial on local TV for a small business called Mike's Golf Shop. It was so awful, so hilarious, and so awesome that he shared it with my listeners! He told Jockline Daily, "I played the commercial on my show Friday afternoon, then I shared it on Facebook and sent it to a friend of mine who writes for Jimmy Fallon. At the time, the commercial had 27 views on YouTube. By Monday morning, it had 64,000 views. Today, it has 76,000 views. Tosh.O shared it on their Facebook page, MSNBC and Comedy Central featured in on their website, and Mike's Golf Shop is trending on Yahoo! The lesson? It all started on on local talk radio in Chattanooga. We met with Mike, the owner, on Monday morning. He was so excited about what we had done for him that now he wants to advertise with us regularly. The power of radio and social media is alive & well, and stronger than ever! As of this morning, Mike's Golf Shop's video was nearing a 100,000 views. WATCH IT HERE

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Tom Joyner Foundation Announces Applications For 2014 ‘Full Ride’ Scholar

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2014. “The cost of a college education isn’t getting any cheaper,” said Tom Joyner, chairman of his Foundation and host of the top-ranked nationally syndicated radio show. “So, I want to help a graduating high school senior with a chance to attend a black college to pursue their dreams.” Past Full Ride Scholars have impressive backgrounds, including the first winner, Britney Wilson, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., who graduated from Howard University, last year. She is now in her first year of law school at the University of Pennsylvania. She impressed the Foundation’s scholarship committee with her solid academic record and her knowledge of local, national and international politics. Students receive full tuition and stipends for up to 10 semesters to cover on-campus room and board and books. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Graduating high school seniors can apply for the scholarship by going to the Tom Joyner Foundation website at www.tomjoynerfoundation.org. Applications must be postmarked no later than January 17th, 2014. Interviews will occur in April 2014.

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Kevin Matthews Becomes Imaging Voice For WGN.FM

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– Chicago radio icon Kevin Matthews is forming a creative alliance with WGN.FM to become imaging voice and overall 'spirit' of WGN.FM, the online component of WGN AM 720. According to blogger Robert Feder, to be be known informally as “The G,” the site is being developed to incorporate audio, video and social media components. “We really want to give Kevin a fun platform for all of his characters — hopefully to do things he’s never been able to do before,” said Todd Manley, vice president of creative content at WGN. “And he’d done some pretty cool, crazy stuff.” Matthews will work from his home studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Matthews tells Feder: “I owe my success to Jimmy deCastro, Larry Wert and the city of Chicago,” he said. “When Jimmy asked if he and WGN.FM could use my voice in some creative projects, I just smiled, yelled ‘Freebird’ and fell down a flight of steps because of my MS. Life is good!” Since leaving terrestrial radio in 2005, Matthews has been creating content for Steve Dahl’s subscription podcast.

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MOTION: Matt Ray To Anchor America's Morning News

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– America’s Morning News has a new permanent host to anchor its three-hour morning news program. Matt Ray, who has been a regular Bay Area on-air anchor for Cumulus Media in San Francisco, has been appointed primary anchor for America’s Morning News, now heard in over 140 U.S. Radio markets. Matt Ray is a twelve-year broadcast veteran whose stints include KXL Portland, KGO AM and KSFO AM, San Francisco, and has produced a top-ranked local news program on KPAY AM, Chico. “It is an exciting opportunity to work with the team at America’s Morning News,” says Matt, who adds, “our focus continues to be journalism without agenda – the key ingredient to the success of America’s Morning News: compelling, breaking news and interviews delivered in a fast-paced environment.” Mark Masters, CEO of Talk Radio Network Syndications, Ltd., says “Matt was a natural fit and he tested overwhelmingly positive. His credentials are impressive and we think Matt will take the morning news to new levels of success in the years to come. We are thrilled to see Matt on board at AMN.”

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WestwoodOne To Rank Super Bowl XLVIII Ads With Audio Index

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– WestwoodOne will launch WestwoodOne's Super Bowl Audio Index, the first-ever consumer-driven index ranking the most creative audio commercials aired during Super Bowl XLVIII. The index will be comprised of all commercials aired on the 700+ radio stations which broadcast WestwoodOne’s exclusive, play-by-play coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII. Each of the commercials will be available for consumer voting through WestwoodOne.com on February 2, 2014. Two awards will be announced across WestwoodOne’s on-air and online broadcast network. “For brands wanting to engage a captive audience with the largest reach, there is no comparison to the Super Bowl,” said Paul Caine, CEO of WestwoodOne. “We created the Index as a new way for all brands to leverage the power of sound and capitalize on this massive advertising moment. The index enables marketers to engage more intimately with 26 million+ listeners, expanding their campaigns and maximizing their marketing dollars.” For marketers in need of production services, WestwoodOne Studio, a full-service audio production team dedicated to developing world-class creative consumer advertising, is available to support marketers who want to produce content that connects with today’s mobile audio consumer.

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Bobby Bones To Be Featured On CBS TV's Morning Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– If you live in Nashville and happened to notice a film crew following around Bobby Bones last week, host of the Premiere syndicated Bobby Bones Show, set your dial for CBS TV next Monday and you'll see why. Correspondent Jan Crawford followed Bones around Nashville and at his WSIX-FM studio for a feature on CBS Morning News, November 25th. No details were provided as to what questions she asked, but as one of radio's fastest rising stars, you can bet she asked about what plans are in store for his show in 2014. Meanwhile, Bones wrote on his FB page this week from KSSN 96/Little Rock in his hometown of Arkansas: "Adding a lot of cities to the show in 2014, but its awesome to be on at home." Bobby was born in Hot Springs Ark. His first radio gig was at the age of 18 on the college radio station KSH 91.1 The Switch at Henderson State University. After graduating from college in 2002, he was hired by a Little Rock station, KQAR - Q100, to host The Bobby Bones Night Show. This week his show took over mornings at KSSN in Little Rock following the move of longtime hosts Bob Robbins and Jennifer Trafford to sister station 105.1 The Wolf.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

Iggy Pop Set To Rock BBC Radio For Christmas

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– BBC Radio 6 Music will be rocking around the Christmas tree this year with the ‘godfather of punk’ Iggy Pop presenting two programmes, a very special interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, plus Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash presenting their own show. Iggy Pop turns radio DJ to present two special programmes – the first on Christmas Day (1-3pm), the second on New Year’s Day (1-3pm). Iggy Pop’s Radio Show will offer 6 Music listeners an exclusive insight into the mind of one of the most influential rockstars of the last 40 years. In the first show he’ll explore the theme of Rockin’ Rebels, and Heartbreak and Heartaches in the second.

Four Million From Radio 2 BBC Radio 2 Has Contributed More Than £4 million ($6.5million) To This Year’s Children in Need Appeal - Live auctions on the Chris Evans breakfast show this week alone raised £2.7m, while over £100,000 was raised at a celebrity gala lunch at The Savoy hotel in London hosted by Sir Terry Wogan. Earlier this month Ken Bruce took his Pop Master quiz to Manchester for an off-air evening event, while Jo Whiley visited a selection of projects funded by the charity with reports broadcast across the station to highlight where the money goes. Radio 2 has also been encouraging listeners to download audio interviews featuring the entire daytime Radio 2 line-up chatting to their heroes. The station’s total at the end of a day of requests in return for pledges today on the BBC Children in Need Jukebox was £4,187,522 ($6,762,010).

Frost Tribute On Radio 2 - Radio 2 will broadcast three tribute shows to Sir David Frost, under the banner 'That Was The Year That Was.' Radio folk Tony Blackburn, Annie Nightingale and Gillian Reynolds are among the guests on the first programme, featuring 1963, which will air on the network on Monday. The series was due to be presented by Sir David, but he died in August, just a few weeks before recording was due to take place. Instead, the former BBC Chairman Lord Grade is hosting the shows, which have become a tribute to the late broadcaster. Episode one features the murder of JFK, the first number one single for The Beatles, Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech and the first episode of Doctor Who. There will also be extracts of Sir David Frost’s That Was The Week That Was, which launched in 1963.

Need a British host to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK – Feel free to call me on +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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Judge Rules Conservatorship For Casey Kasem Not Necessary

Urges Families To Put Aside 'Bad Blood' And Work Out Visitation Arrangement

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– A Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday that a conservatorship for Casey Kasem who suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease wasn't necessary, but urged families on both sides to to put their 'bad blood' aside and work out a visitation agreement for Kasem's older kids. According to The New York Daily News, The judge also said a court evaluator had determined Casey Kasem wanted to resume regular visits with his grown children, which stopped abruptly when Kasem became bedridden last summer. Kasem's daughter Kerri (R) scoffed at her estranged stepmom's earlier offer of individual one-hour visits every third Sunday and on holidays. "One hour a month separately under heavy security is treating me like a criminal, treating my family like criminals," Kerri told the Daily News outside court Tuesday. "It's like we're prisoners. Should my father be treated like a prisoner? Once a month he gets visitation with family members for an hour? That's not okay," she said. Grossman told the judge Tuesday that he would try to work out an overall visitation agreement as soon as possible and do his best to arrange for a Thanksgiving visit in the meantime. Both sides met for about an hour outside the judge's courtroom before agreeing to continue negotiations in the comings days.

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GLENN BECK: My Kids Inspired New Book [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– NBC'S TODAY show featured an interview with radio/television host Glenn Beck yesterday, as co-host Kathie Lee sat down with the 11-time #1 bestselling author in his Dallas, Texas studio to discuss his new book “Miracles and Massacres,” which was also released yesterday. During the interview, Beck revealed that his kids inspired him to write the book, which aims to connect readers to amazing pieces of history; who his favorite Founding Father is; what he would change about himself; and what he thinks about his critics. During the segment, Gifford candidly told her co-host Hoda Kotb that she wishes people would have the opportunity to get to know Beck personally as she has. “I wish people could know him the way I do,” Gifford said. “I think it would change a lot of peoples’ opinions.”Gifford specifically asked Beck, “If there was one thing you could change right now about yourself what would it be?” After a brief pause, Beck said he would like more clarity, patience and empathy. “If you can have empathy and discernment, the world would be … a much better place,” Beck said. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

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MOTION: Matt Bradley Promoted To Program Director At K95 Tulsa

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 -– Cox Media GroupTulsa has promoted radio veteran Matt Bradley to Program Director of K95, effective immediately. “Matt has proven he is the best candidate for the job and that he is ready to lead KWEN into the future,” said CMG Tulsa Radio VP and Market Manager Gene Vidler. “Matt has a lot of great ideas that will make KWEN a better station, and he has the support of the entire cluster behind him.” As a 20-year radio veteran, he began his radio career in the Tulsa market working for Federated Media and then to Clear Channel when they acquired Federated’s properties. He has been with CMG Tulsa for 13 years. “I am beyond thrilled to be leading the power house that is K95,” said Bradley. “To be asked to be the Program Director for a radio station that I grew up listening to is a dream come true. I am excited about what lies ahead!”

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Dan Rather Talks JFK Assassination With KEX Michael Castner; Still Believes Oswald Was Only Shooter [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– With the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination this Friday, outside of Walter Cronkite, no one perhaps more than TV news icon Dan Rather will be remembered more for his chilling report from Dallas announcing Kennedy's death. This week KEX/Portland's Michael Castner scooped the veteran newsman for his take on that historic occasion, plus he weighed in on CBS News’ special coverage of the 50th anniversary which apparently left him out of its report. He told Castner he is not happy about it, explaining CBS “ignored me completely” in their initial coverage plans, and were only pressured to include some of his reporting from one of the most tragic days in America’s history. He said he still has friends at the network, but said “the corporate entity that owns CBS decided some time ago that they wanted to, in effect, erase me from the coverage .. from history.” Castner also asked him to weigh in on the flawed 60 Minutes Benghazi report. Rather defended reporter Lara Logan who's caught most of the criticism, but said knowing how news works, CBS corporate deserved some of the blame. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Former Talker/Turned Politician Charged With Cocaine Possession

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fort Myers, is scheduled to appear in court today after being charged him with possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. According to the Associated Press, Radel was arrested after buying cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer. The Congressman then released the following statement: “I'm profoundly sorry to let down my family, particularly my wife and son, and the people of Southwest Florida. I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them. ... In facing this charge, I realize the disappointment my family, friends and constituents must feel. Believe me, I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions. However, this unfortunate event does have a positive side. It offers me an opportunity to seek treatment and counseling. I know I have a problem and will do whatever is necessary to overcome it, hopefully setting an example for others struggling with this disease. Please keep my family in your prayers.” The charge carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a fine of $1,000. Radel's background includes performing improvisational work at Second City in Chicago. Later, he was a TV and radio talk show host on WINK-TV & 92.5 Fox News Radio.

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Robert Conley, First Host Of 'All Things Considered,' Passes Away At 85 - [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 Robert Conley, the first host of NPR's All Things Considered, died over the weekend. According to NPR's Eyder Peralta it was Conley who on May 3, 1971, set the tone for NPR's flagship news magazine. As one of the show's current hosts Robert Siegel explains, Conley established that the program would be different. To begin that first broadcast, for example, Conley launched into an unscripted, five-minute riff that introduced a 23-minute piece covering a massive anti-war protest in Washington. NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg, who was a producer in 1971, shared this remembrance of Conley: "Bob was a seasoned newsman with a deep-barreled voice that was made for radio. But he didn't much like some of radio's requirements — like working within the program's time constraints. So he ad-libbed his introductions to reporters' pieces, rather than reading from a pre-timed script. He was marvelously articulate but drove the director crazy when his ad-libbing put a news segment into overtime. Conley joined NPR after stints at NBC News and The New York Times, where he served as a correspondent and bureau chief in places including London, Rome, the Middle East and Africa. Conley died Saturday in Virginia. He was 85 years old. PHOTO/Coburn Dukehart/NPR LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball Concert Tour To Benefit Seacrest Foundation; Makes Stop In Dallas For Kidd's Kids

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced a partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation for eleven cities of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour. “Clear Channel is an amazing partner for me professionally, so I was especially touched when they chose the Ryan Seacrest Foundation as their charity partner for eleven of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour cities,” said Ryan Seacrest, Host and Executive Producer of the nationally syndicated "On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and founder and chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. “The donations that our Foundation will receive from Jingle Ball will continue to strengthen and help extend our impact in pediatric hospitals throughout the country. We're forever grateful for Clear Channel's continued support of RSF.” The Ryan Seacrest Foundation builds broadcast media centers, named Seacrest Studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. With an aim to positively affect the healing process for children and their families

The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour is also proud to be stopping in Dallas this season. Dallas and the 106.1 KISS FM communities are working with the Kidd's Kids program of the Kraddick Foundation because of its close connection to Kidd Kraddick. Because of his sudden passing this past July, the 106.1 KISS FM and Dallas communities decided that this year’s 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2013 was the best way to honor his legacy.

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War Of Words Escalate In Kasem Family Feud

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Ahead of today's scheduled probate hearing, attorneys for Jean Kasem are once again attacking the motives of her husband's children from his first marriage. According to The Beverly Hills Patch, In papers filed by his Jean Kasem, she claims "These children single-handedly and irreparably shattered the lives of their father (Casey Kasem), his wife and youngest daughter, the calm of their home and their neighborhood by engaging in uncalled for public demonstrations and personal attacks in the media," Jean Kasem's latest court papers state. "They are doing so with a professionally orchestrated media and legal campaign that has disgraced their father and vilified their stepmother ..." On Oct. 15, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roy Paul said he would need more information about the situation before taking any action and set today's hearing to consider a conservatorship petition by Julie (L), Kerri and Mike Kasem. The judge asked for an independent evaluation of the elder Kasem, who suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease, by a physician agreed upon by all parties, as well as a report by a probate investigator. Julie Kasem stated under penalty of perjury in her conservatorship petition that she does not owe her father money as stated in Jean Kasem's court papers, stating her stepdaughter in fact borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars from him over the years and did not repay the money. Last month Jean Kasem filed court documents stating “My husband is terminally ill and unable to leave home.” PHOTO/Shutterstock 1

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Howard Stern Extends With AGT; Hopes Fellow Judges Come Back

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Amid speculation that TV's 'X-Factor' could be in trouble, that's hardly the case for NBC's "America's Got Talent,' and apparently co-judge, Howard Stern is feeling it as well. On today's SiriusXM radio show he announced he had extended with the series. "Well, I really, really did struggle with this decision because … I've been working a long time," Stern told listeners. "I really wanted to decide if this was going to take away too much … free time. Did I really still enjoy doing it? Did I have something to say? Is it something I should be involved with still ... It started out as a goof … Now it's becoming a job. I thought I'd do it for one season. And then I said … let me go back [for] a second season, I think I'll be better at it ... But anyway, after much thought, and much neurotic whining to everyone in my life — and believe me … I want to thank the following people for listening to me over and over again: my wife, oy … she put up with a lot. She's like … just make a decision already, she couldn't take it ..." He then went on to say that executives at NBC adjusted the scheduling to accommodate him more, so they made me feel very special." He then cut the tease short and said "I am going back for one season more." Quivers asked if all the judges were coming back, Stern said, "I'm assuming. Let's put it this way, when they asked me if it was conditional, I said … let them all come back!" PHOTO/NBC

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Bob Robbins, Jennifer Trafford Crossover To KMJX 105.1 The Wolf Little Rock; Bobby Bones Takes Over At KSSN-FM

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Having held the seat as KSSN 96/Little Rock's morning show since 1979, we're guessing it might take awhile for Bob Robbins to get used to crossing the hall to sister station KMJX 105.1 The Wolf. That's where he and co-host Jennifer Trafford (shown)will be headed next Jan. 3rd making way at KSSN-FM for the syndicated Bobby Bones Show. According to thecabin.net, Robbins started his radio career in Little Rock in 1972 on KAAY-AM and then joined KSSN. “I know Bob is excited to move to 105.1 The Wolf, creating the next chapter in his life and radio career, “ said Ron Collar, market manager, CCME Arkansas in a release. “He has been the mainstay on KSSN for 34 years and we appreciate everything he’s done for us.” The Bobby Bones Show, syndicated from WSIX-FM Nashville, will fill take over on KSSN. Robbins said "I still love KSSN and wish Bobby Bones and all my friends and radio family there, continued success.”

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The War Room With Quinn & Rose Show Cancelled On WPGB/104.7 Pittsburgh

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– (Jim) Quinn and Rose (Somma-Tennent) left the air unexpectedly from their regionally syndicated morning show which originates from WPGB/104.7 Pittsburgh. CCME confirmed on Monday that the pair no longer works there. Covering the slot was David Bloomquist from WWVA-1170 in Wheeling, W.VA. According to triblive.com, “WPGB tried to reach new terms with Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, but proved unsuccessful. Spokesperson Kathryn Ferri said. “We support and thank them for the contributions they have made.” Meanwhile, on Quinn and Rose's website, they assured fans they would return to the air. “We want our listeners to know how much we have enjoyed bringing you the news every morning. We feel like we are all part of one big family ... our commitment has been, and will always be, to conservative values and to this great country of ours.” Some of their affiliates report getting little notice. Among them, WYSL 1040 in Rochester, NY claimed on its website it received email notice of this termination 'literally 10 minutes before their scheduled Monday morning broadcast. Quinn and Rose first broadcast on WRRK-96.9/Pittsburgh, but moved to WPGB in 2004 when Clear Channel began its FM news-talk format. Before going talk, Quinn spent many years on Pittsburgh's music stations including a highly successful run at then EZ Communication's WBZZ-93.7, (B94).

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KJ97 San Antonio Brings Out The Stars For Randy Carroll's 30th Anniversary

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– KJ97 KAJA-FM will honor Morning Show Host, Randy Carroll, on his 30th anniversary with the station on Tuesday, December 10 at the annual KJ 97 Star Party at Cowboys Dancehall. The event will feature performances by Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kacey Musgraves, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell and Charlie Worsham, as well as special video tributes to Carroll from some of the biggest names in country music. Carroll, a native of Pleasanton, Texas, began his career with KJ 97 in 1983 and now Co-Hosts the KJ and Friends Morning Show with Jamie Martin, weekdays from 5-10:00 a.m. He has been honored with multiple industry awards throughout his career, most recently recognized with Martin by the Country Music Association for Large Market Personality of the Year in 2012. “Randy is a San Antonio radio legend, and we are very blessed to have him as a member of our Clear Channel family,” said Marlene Trevino, President and Market Manager of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Antonio.
“It is an honor to get the opportunity to work with a true country radio legend in Randy Carroll,” said Travis Moon, KJ 97's Programming Director. “He is a huge part of country music history in San Antonio."

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John Garabedian Named Broadcaster Of The Year In Mass.


THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013/MBA –– John Garabedian, host of Open House Party on WXKS-FM, was named the 2013 Broadcaster of the Year by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA). The award was presented at Sound Bites, the Association’s awards night on Thursday, November 14th at The Verve Crowne Plaza in Natick. Garabedian’s illustrious career began as a weekend announcer on WMRC in Milford, and included positions in the 1960’s at Worcester’s WORC, WAFM in Miami, WHYN AM-FM in Springfield, WMEX in Boston, and WFEA in Manchester, NH. From the late 1960’s into the early 1970’s he was the Chief Engineer at WWCO in Connecticut and was an announcer and consultant at WBCN. In 1972 Garabedian founded his first radio station, WGRT, licensed to Natick. Following that he founded WGTF in 1979 as well as WJVJ-TV Boston “V-66” in 1984. In 1987, Garabedian created Open House Party – an interactive weekend party show, with a live audience, all-request music, 800 call-in lines, superstar guests and the hottest music in the country. The program launched on Kiss 108 (WXKS), and over the next twenty years, the program grew into a nationally syndicated show, broadcast on over 150 stations in the United States.

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UPDATE; Shanon Murphy Back Home, Doing Okay, Seriously Uncomfortable

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Here's the latest update on Kraddick Show member Shanon Murphy, aka Psycho Shanon. From her latest Facebook post she wrote: "I'm doing OK. On a LOT of meds. Seriously uncomfortable. Couldn't pass a field sobriety test if my life depended on it. Can't focus well and I lean to the left more than usual. It could be much worse, though. So thankful for everything you guys have blessed me with through all of this. My brain thanks you. It really does. I'm bummed about missing the Kidd's Kids trip this year, but I guess it's just not in the cards. I would 't have been able to do anything. Not even carry a kid. A couple more weeks of "this" and then hopefully back up to somewhat normal. With a little less brain matter. And fewer staples and stitches in my head (L). Got my walker delivered today (yay) and my mom and aunt washed my hair for me. Now I have to figure out what alarms to set for what meds and head to bed for a dr appt in the morning. Brain surgery isn't fun, folks. So don't go putting it on your Christmas list. Night."

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Kanye West Joins As First Guest On Bret Easton Ellis' Podcast Launch

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– We are now convinced there are multiple Kanye West. In yet another of his many sightings, this week he became the first guest for 'Less Than Zero' and 'American Psycho's provocative novelist Bret Easton Ellis as he launched his own podcast via PodcastOne. West once again declared himself a “creative genius” even though he claims to have trouble spelling “genius.” New shows will air each week with the entertainment industry’s top writers, directors, actors and musicians joining Ellis to discuss the issues and complexities that keep the creative world turning. PodcastOne Chairman/CEO Norm Pattiz said, “Bret is a writer’s writer with a huge fan base. Now his fans have the unique opportunity to listen and learn how one of the most fascinating minds in popular culture ticks.”

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Meet Jerry Kunkel, The Dallas 'DJ' Who First Broke The News Of President John Kennedy's Death [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– This Friday, November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While most reports will recall the occasion with classic footage of then CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite or Dan Rather breaking the news, the name Jerry Kunkel may pass without much notice. But in reality, as a 22 year old disc jockey for KBOX/Dallas, a chance visit to a hospital men's room led to his getting what would apparently become the media's first report of the President's death. He tells Oklahoma's News 9 TV, he was likely admitted inside Parkland hospital because he wore a suit and may have been mistaken for secret service. Once inside he walked freely until seeing a group of real agents and then he headed to the men's room. Shortly afterward, Kunkel encountered a man in the men’s room at the hospital who identified himself as Dr. M.T. Jenkins, head of anesthesiology at Parkland Hospital.“I asked him if the president was dead, and he said, ‘Oh yes,’” Kunkel said. Kunkel ran to the nearest pay phone and called the station. KBOX announced the news a full 16 minutes before anyone else. Kunkel was asked by News 9's Steve Shaw: "You think it was one shooter?" Kunkel: "Um hmm." Steve: "You think it was Oswald?"Kunkel: "Um hmm." Steve: "Two shots?" Kunkel: "Umm hmm." READ MORE IN THE ENID NEWS WATCH VIDEO HERE

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'Freakin' Magical:' Randi Rhodes Staying With Premiere Networks

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– After first confirming last week with politico.com that liberal talker Randi Rhodes would be dropped from its lineup, Peter Tripi, the network's SVP of affiliate relations wrote in a memo “In a happy turn of events, we are pleased to announce that Premiere Networks will continue to produce and distribute The Randi Rhodes Show.”... Tripi added “We apologize for any inconvenience the previous announcement caused, but look forward to a very successful 2014 with The Randi Rhodes Show.” Although specifics of the new deal weren't disclosed, a source tells politico.com that Rhodes is back on for one-year through Dec. 2014. As Jockline reported last week, Rhodes suggested to her listeners since October that her days on radio were “totally numbered.” Discussing the change of course on Friday's show, Rhodes that “the final story is the company has changed their mind.” “Since October, October, I knew that the plan was that the show was going to be canceled,” she said. “And I knew that. And I just didn’t want to spend my last few months with you, you know, talking about me.” Then, on Thursday, Rhodes says, “I got news that was pretty freaking magical. Now, I don’t know exactly what happened. I really don’t. ... All I can tell you is I got a phone call saying ‘Listen, there are still opportunities for you and 2014 is a very important year. There are a lot of things that are happening in 2014. We seriously don’t want to lose your voice in 2014. We do want another perspective.’ At first she told them 'Let me think.. "YES" she said.

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Citadel Prevails In Lawsuit With Insurer Over Katrina Damages

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– According to law360, a Louisiana state jury decided Wednesday that Citadel Broadcasting Corp. (now Cumulus) is owed nearly $9 million in a breach of contract suit accusing Axis US Insurance Co. of not fully compensating the company for damages its radio stations incurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The jury said Citadel is owed $5.9 million over claims that business interruptions caused by the disaster resulted in lost advertising revenue for the radio stations and $2.9 million over claims that Axis acted in bad faith with its insurance policy. The jury decided that the insurer had breached its contract to pay for damages incurred by three of its New Orlean's stations, KKND/102.9, KMEZ/106.7 and WDVW (now WRKN/92.3). Axis had attempted to avoid payment by claiming "a loss of market exclusion" in the policy which precluded Citadel's claims and the company needed to conduct a customer-by-customer analysis. Citadel's attorney said that the verdict demonstrated the jury’s total rejection of the insurer’s so-called ‘loss of market’ exclusion.

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CBS's KROQ LA Teams With Red Cross For Typhoon Relief In The Philippines

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– CBS radio's KROQ in Los Angeles is teaming up with Red Cross to raise funds for typhoon relief in the Philippines. The station will auction off ten pairs of Ultimate Experience Packages to their flagship holiday concert extravaganza, the 24th Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas at the intimate Shrine Auditorium. The auction will feature five pairs of tickets for Night One (Saturday, Dec. 7) and five pairs of tickets for Night Two (Sunday, Dec. 8) of the epic show. Bidding on the packages has already begun here, and continues through Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:00AM/PST. In addition to a pair of tickets in the pit for the night, the highest bidders will also get two VIP Artist Access Passes, and the chance to introduce one of the spectacular bands, alongside a KROQ DJ. 100% of the money raised in this auction will benefit Red Cross’ Disaster Fund.

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99.5 WZPL's Smiley Morning Show Grants 66 Wishes In 36 Hours For Whopping $528,000

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Entercom's 99.5 WZPL-FM/Indianapolis, the Smiley Morning Show and their generous listeners granted a record number of wishes during the 17th Annual 99.5 WZPL Request-a-thon to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Indiana. More than $528,000 was donated by listeners during a 36 hour event, enough to grant “wishes” for 66 area children with a life-threatening medical condition. The past record was set last year with $471,000. To date, WZPL’s Request-a-thon has generated a grand total of over $4 million and granted over 750 wishes during its seventeen year history, thanks to generous listeners. In addition to listener donations, the 2013 Request-a-thon was generously funded by corporate sponsors including TCU (Teachers Credit Union), Breedlove Dobbs Heating & Cooling and Williams Comfort Air. PHOTO/ L-R Paul Poteet, Producer Will Pfaffenberger, Kari Johll, Dave Smiley and Toni Williams.

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MOTION: Jessica Tyler Teams With Diaz In Mornings At WQNU-FM Louisville; 100.5 The Wolf/Wichita Welcomes Brad Streeter To Mornings; Frank Morano To Host New Weekend Morning Show At 970 the Answer

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Jessica Tyler joins WQNU-FM/Louisville as its new Music Director and morning co-host with current host Diaz and the show will be called, tahdahhhhh: "Diaz & Jess." She follows Kris Daniels, who recently left for KCYE-FM/Las Vegas for similar duties. –––––––––– 100.5 THE WOLF (KVWF) Wichita welcomes Long-time Wichita radio personality Brad Streeter to mornings. He re-joins long-time friend and recent addition to The Wolf, Cathy Carrier, who was hired in February as an occasional co-host in the mornings as well as their exclusive weather forecaster. The Wolf’s new lineup begins today with Streeter on-air from 6am-10am, Pat James from 10am to 3pm, Colby Ericson 3pm to 7pm, and Patrick Murphy from 7pm to Midnight. –––––––––– 970 The Answer New York's Frank Morano tells Jockline Daily, "In what’s likely to be the biggest thing to happen to radio since Lee de Forest invented the Audion, I’m incredibly pleased to tell you that beginning last weekend, I began hosting a new morning radio show on AM 970 THE ANSWER in NYC. “Morano in the Morning” will air from 4am-8am on AM 970 and I’ll no longer be heard on Friday evenings. While I will certainly miss doing overnights, I’m thrilled that this new program will begin at 4 AM before the sun is up and before many night owls have gone to bed. For our debut in our new time slot 4am-8am, I’ll be joined by Kenny Kramer, the real life basis for the Seinfeld character of Kramer. –––––––––

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Syracuse Show Falls For German Staring At Boobs Study Hoax [VIDEO]

Host Says Whether True Or Not, Staring At Breasts "Does Make U Feel Better"

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– During a a Friday afternoon fitness event, 95X/Syracuse's "The People's Show' with The Big Smoothie (left), among the sage bits of advice offered by the show was a study which showed that staring at a woman's breasts for 10 minutes every day could increase your life expectancy. According to syracuse.com, the show said that German researchers proved in a study that looking at breasts could reduce men's anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure while relieving other heart-related health conditions. The only problem, however, was that no such study exists. The study which was claimed to be published in the New England Journal had been debunked long before. As understood, the study was said to have included two groups of males: one that did not look at female breasts for five years, and another that did. Reached for comment by syracuse.com on Saturday, show host Big Smoothie"didn't defend the study, saying "I do fun stuff, whether it's true or not," he said. He added in an email that staring at breasts "does make u feel better," whether there's a study that proves it or not. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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NICK CANNON: Mariah Wasn't Referring To Minaj As Satan In Radio Interview

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– I guess you can call it the radio interview that keeps on giving. Last week in an interview with Hot 97 New York's Angie Martinez show, Mariah Carey sent the gossipverse into overdrive by saying being a judge on "American Idol" was like "going to work every day in hell with Satan." Not surprisingly, most assumed Carey was referring to her then fellow judge, Nicki Mina, with whom she had often sparred. But last week, during an appearance with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood, hubby Nick Cannon, defended the comment saying. "I don't think [her 'Satan' comment] was about the people on the panel. It's about when someone tells you something and paints a picture one way, and then that's not the case." He told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Friday's Access Hollywood Live. "If she's used to being treated a certain way and then you have a network that says, 'No, we're gonna do this,' then..." Cannon added, despite all of the zingers and thinly-veiled insults hurled back and forth between Mariah and Nicki, Nick maintained that the singer was more upset with the show situation itself than her rapper co-judge.

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Longtime Altoona Host, Steve "Frogman" Kelsey Passes Away At 56

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Froggy 98/Altoona's original morning host since it's 1991 inception, Steve "Frogman' Kelsey passed away last Friday following a stoke. Kelsey was the host of "The Froggy Family Breakfast Club" along with co-host Kellie Green. Donna Himes, operation manager at Forever Broadcasting and program director for Froggy 98, said in a statement that Kelsey is "irreplaceable," as he influenced people through both radio hosting and outside gigs as a DJ .. He not only was our beloved morning announcer. He was part of weddings and teen dances spanning several generations, and loved community service and visiting the 'tadpoles' in schools," Himes said. "Our hearts are broken."

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REPORT: Australian Radio Network Looks To KIIS LA Branding For Anticipated Arrival of Top Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013TH, 2013 –– Australia's radio's biggest stars, Kyle Sandiland and Jackie O sent shockwaves through the industry with their recent announcement that they would be leaving the top rated 2Day FM by year's end. Now comes word that The Australian Radio Network has registered the domain name for LA's top 40 station KIIS-FM suggesting it might change its Mix brand and music format in anticipation of Kyle Sandiland's arrival, according to The Australian KIIS-FM is, of course, owned by Clear Channel and, according to the report, half-owner of the ARN with APN News and Media. Speedlink Services, whose holding company is ARN, registered the KIIS domain name locally last Monday amid belief that the network would shift its format to Clear Channel's KIIS or KIIS brand, to better fit the anticipated arrival of Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O after their resignation from Southern Cross Austereo's 2Day FM. All parties are said to deny there are current negotiations between Sandilands/Jackie O and ARN, although any talks before the FM ratings leaders' program winds up on 2Day on November 29 would be seen as an inducement to break a contract and could cost ARN dearly. Of note, Sandilands doesn't have a non-compete period in his current contract with 2Day FM owner Southern Cross Austero

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Shanon Murphy On The Mend Following Brain Surgery

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– Today's Jockline Daily will look more like a medical than media report, but fortunately, the news is looking up. First update is from Dallas, where we've been following the progress of Kraddick Show host, "Psycho" Shanon (Murphy). On her Facebook page, we caught the crafty work of her Dallas surgeons (left) who were ableto remove about 99% of her tumor. Co-host Kellie Rasberry wrote "Shanon just got back in her hospital bed, fresh from doing an extremely slow lap around the hospital floor. She's not sure how she feels about it, but I'm digging her new haircut. They let her keep her hair that was shaved off for the surgery, but when she asked the doctor if she could keep the tumor in a jar, he said no. She's about to show me a picture of it, instead. They removed her tumor but they left her sense of humor! She's so disappointed that she's not going on the Kidd's Kids trip, so please keep her lifted up in your prayers as she continues to heal! - Kelly" - Send your best wishes to Shanon HERE

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Condition Improving For Milwaukee's Steve 'The Homer' True

'THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– While still in intensive care following his car being broadsided by another vehicle who went through a red light, reports now are that Steve "The Homer" True are considerably brighter than they were Wednesday. According to jsonline.com, Free was taken to Froedtert Hospital where he was listed in critical condition and was being treated for a head injury. Yesterday morning, True was said to be up and alert and in good spirits. Marquette coach Buzz Williams, for whom True calls games, said "His wife was there. His youngest son was there. I would say he's doing better than you could possibly imagine for what had happened. I think it's near miraculous that he is alive. And considering the shape that he's in, it's maybe just as miraculous that he is OK. I was happy to see him. I feel a lot better." A source said True was looking forward to being moved out of the intensive care unit at the hospital and into a regular room. A spokesman for WAUK/ESPN 540 said late Thursday afternoon that True's status had been upgraded to stable condition at the Hospital. "I've spoken to Homer and he is very alert and, not surprisingly, very talkative," said Craig Karmazin, President and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting. "He and his wife, Nancy, and their family are deeply appreciative and humbled by the outpouring of prayers and support," Karmazin said. "We are amazed at Homer's courage and resiliency and hope to deliver more positive updates in the coming days."

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Peterson Gets Balloon Angioplasty Following Heart Attack; Looks To Return Next Week

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– Looks like former Marine Kim "The Kimmer" Peterson is showing some true grit as the just arrived All News 106.7 afternoon host said he hoped to be out of the hospital yesterday after doctors unclogged an artery via a balloon angioplasty. This followed his suffering a severe heart attack on Sunday. He told The AJC's Rodney Ho " "I have ESPN on .. I'm tucked into bed. I'm feeling great." Following the balloon treatment, he may have a stent placed in another tiny artery in three weeks. As Jockline Daily reported earlier this week, Peterson felt chest pains Sunday afternoon but didn't go to the doctor for nearly 48 hours. After doing his show on Monday's Veteran's Day the pain so he headed for the hospital. Peterson says he's on Plavix, a blood thinner, and on a low sodium diet. He said he lost 35 pounds while in retirement and is in great physical shape. "Doctors said if I hadn't been in such good shape, I could have died Monday," he said. Peterson had just joined the all news Cumulus outlet a mere 6 days before suffering a heart attack. He was last heard in Atlanta in 2006 on Clear Channel's WGST where he had een part of the airstaff since the early 90's.

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Nielsen Acquisition Spawns Layoffs In Audio Division

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– Nielsen, which acquired Arbitron in September, confirmed Thursday that it has begun laying off employees but no number or names were given. According to The Baltimore Sun, the company said it is restructuring its Nielsen Audio division as a result of the merger. In abrief statement it posted: "Nielsen is implementing changes across the company to enhance growth and to align our resources to meet and exceed client needs. These changes will improve productivity and innovation for the benefit of our organization, clients and shareholders." Among those we've learned who will be exiting include Ron Rodrigues (L), a familiar face and longtime supporter of MSBC and TSBC. He'll remain with Nielsen until early next year, after which time he'll be a free agent and looking to return to radio. Reach out to him at ronrodrigues@gmail.com.

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Cumulus Plans Sale Of Land Under KABC And KLOS; Experts Set Value At $90M

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 ––
Cumulus, owners of KABC and KLOS announced plans to sell its longtime broadcasting facility on South La Cienega Boulevard in L.A.. According to The LA Times, the 10-acre site is near a stop on the Expo Line rail route connecting downtown Los Angeles and Culver City. The is considered a prime area is for mixed-use development that might include apartments, offices and stores. No price has been set, but real estate experts say the site could command $200 a square foot, or more than $90 million. Cumulus is also considering options that would allow it to remain at the location after the sale. Currently, they occupy a 45,000-square-foot broadcast facility. “All of us at Cumulus are excited about this opportunity to collaborate with Los Angeles leaders and play a major role in the redevelopment of West L.A.,” said John Dickey, co-chief operating officer. PHOTO/CBRE Group Inc. November 13, 2013)

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Ted And Amy Hit 25 Year Mark At 93Q Syracuse [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– After waking up in the dark for a quarter of a century, Ted Long and Amy Robbins (shown) they'll be celebrating 25 years this week as on-air partners as "Ted and Amy In The Morning" on 93Q in Syracuse. Robbins told cnycentral.com "We are best friends," Robbins said. "She is the planner. We used to have a producer, but Amy would wind up taking over and doing it her way, so that didn't work out," Long recalls of their many years together. They began as a team in November of 1988. Long was already on the air doing mornings at 93Q. Robbins was first hired to read the news, but then quickly segued to co-host. CNY writes What many listeners probably do not know is how seriously Robbins and Long take their partnership when it comes to business. They negotiate their contracts as a team. As Long put it, "We realized early on that we were more valuable together than separate." They generally take the same vacation time off, as not to disrupt the show too much. They earn the same salary and plan to remain a force in morning radio for years to come. "I think the best way to say it is that we will be here as long as the station will have us," Long said. This Saturday's a special celebration is planned for Ted & Amy's anniversary. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Macy's and CCME Team For Mstyleradio

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– The marriage of music and fashion has been at the cornerstone of pop culture for decades. Today, Macy's and Clear Channel will officially launch mstyleradio, a new digital radio station that captures the spirit of this fusion of culture for a millennial audience. "What we're doing with mstyleradio is both innovative and exciting, and it's a great extension of iHeartRadio's partnership with Macy's" said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. At launch, the station will feature liveClear Channel DJ's seven days a week, playing established artists, icons and up and coming talent. Three DJ's will rotate shifts to provide 15 hours of live coverage per day. Alex, the station's fashion muse, a 23-year old currently based at Clear Channel Austin, has a passion for fashion and sports. Valentine, hailing from Miami's Y100, will spin a mix of the latest in pop culture and gossip, as well as the nation's top hits. Always plugged in to social media from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram, Valentine is the ultimate guy next door. And finally, Nathan Fast rounds out the DJ cast. The wheeler dealer of the group, Nathan worked his way up the ladder tackling several radio gigs from Las Vegas to Idaho and currently Clear Channel San Diego.

 

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Milwaukee Host Remains In Critical Condition Following Collision With Drunken Driver [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– A popular Milwaukee radio sports host, Steve 'The Homer" True, was involved in serious auto crash which left the host in critical condition. FOX6 News report that True was headed eastbound when he was struck by a car driven by a Milwaukee man who witnesses say failed to stop for a red traffic signal. True was taken to an area hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Police report the driver of the vehicle that struck True’s vehicle was arrested on intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, causing great bodily harm. A source familiar with the crash scene says the driver already has a past conviction involving OWI. True works for ESPN 540, where he co-host the “Homer and Thunder” show from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The president and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting, Craig Karmazin, released a statementt Wednesday night writing: "I spoke with Homer's wife, Nancy, tonight," Karmazin said. "She said Homer is doing pretty well and that doctors want to monitor his condition overnight. On behalf of the True family and all of us at ESPN Wisconsin, I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers." True join Good Karma in 2005 and is co-host of its afternoon show on WAUK (ESPN 540). True turned 59 on Wednesday. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Radio's Rickey Smiley Post Bond For 80 Yr. Old Woman Charged With Assault [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Smiley said on his show that he wasn't defending the crime of "pulling guns out on people,” but said he just didn’t want (Tempie Strickland - shown below) to die in jail before she was able to be judged by her peers. “When it comes to seniors, I’m really sensitive, says Smiley. At first, Rickey says he saw the hilarity in the story, but then it made him think of his beloved and deceased grandmother and great grandmother. “It moved me in a certain way,” Smiley said. “I started digging…I wanted her released.” What moved Smiley most was Strickland herself, because when she was asked in an interview how long she would be behind bars, she didn’t know if her last days alive would be without freedom. Smiley says, “It broke my heart,” and added that everyone deserves due process. Smiley posted the necessary bond money (originally set at $100,000), and now Tempie Strickland has been released from custody. Originally, Strickland was being held in the Mansfield,TX jail on attempted murder after pointing a gun in her ex-husband's chest. Charges were later reduced to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Tempie's bond was reduced. According to Fox 4/Ft. Worth, Police said the woman pointed a gun at 73-year-old Sterling Strickland's chest Sunday night because she was fed up with him staying out late at the barber shop and bingo. She pulled the trigger, but the weapon didn't fire. In addition to Smiley's syndicated show, he is also featured on TV's Dish Nation. PHOTOS/screen grab - Rickey Smiley Show WATCH VIDEO HERE

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MORE: Nickelodeon Buys Kid's Game Show From Ryan Seacrest

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Hard to imagine, but you can chalk up one more project to uber media star, Ryan Seacrest's resume: Kid's Game Show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nickelodeon has ordered 40 half-hour episodes of 'Go Viral,' a show that features kid contestants as they compete in elimination challenges revolving around viral videos. 'Go Viral' will be produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, with Seacrest and Adam Sher serving as executive producers. It's set to premiere next summer. Game shows aren't new to Nickelodeon. Back in the 90's they featured such shows as “Double Dare,” “Wild and Crazy Kids,” “GUTS,” “Legends of the Hidden Temple” and “Figure It Out.” With “Go Viral,” “We are adapting the format to reflect the way kids consume content today,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s president of content development and production in a statement. 'Go Viral joins a burgeoning list of shows for Seacrest Productions, including E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, 'Married to Jonas,' The Wanted Life and Shahs of Sunset and numerous others. He also is host of Fox's long running 'American Idol', a regular contributor to NBC TV, host of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve Special. Oh yes, he's also host of a weekly morning show on KIIS-FM Los Angeles.

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MOTION: Peter Bolger Named OM/PD WLS AM; Ramsey Crosses To WLAC Nashville; Randi Rhodes Dropped From Premiere; Ace & TJ Add KBUD, Oxford

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media has named Peter Bolger as Operations Manager/Program Director for WLS-AM 890 in Chicago. Most recently he served as Director of AM Programming for Clear Channel’s flagship News Radio 1200 WOAI as well as Ticket 760 Sports Radio in San Antonio, TX. Prior stints have included 20 years in Miami radio, with roles Paxson Communication and Program Director at WIOD and WINZ. Bolger added “I want to thank John Dickey, Mike McVay and Donna Baker for the opportunity to be part of the historic WLS brand. I can’t wait to get started.” –––––Syndicated host Dave Ramsey (L) will be moving his show from 102.5 The Game to Clear Channel owned NewsRadio WLAC beginning in 2014. According to the Tennesean, Ramsey had switched to WPRT in January, a station which features mostly sports programming. Before joining WPRT, Ramsey's show had a 20-year run on WWTN-FM Supertalk 99.7. ––––––––––––– After much speculation, Premiere Networks announced on Wednesday that it would be dropping The Randi Rhodes' (Upper R) show show from its roster at year-end. Rhodes had been saying to her listeners since October that her days on radio were "totally numbered." In a note from Premiere's Rachel Nelson to POLITICO she wrote: "Premiere Networks will no longer produce and distribute The Randi Rhodes Show after Tuesday, December 31, 2013." Regular guest host Nicole Sandler will fill in for Rhodes from Dec. 16-31, making Rhodes' likely last day on air this year Dec. 13. ––––––––––– The Ace & TJ Show has added a new affiliate to their growing syndication list, 1021 KBUD-FM, a Flinn Broadcasting Station. 1021 is a New Rock Alternative station in Oxford, Mississippi. Donald Biggs is the GM of KBUD-FM. “Just like everyone else in the country, the people of Oxford are going to flippin LOVE me!," quipped TJ. The Ace & TJ Show syndicates to more than a dozen markets in the formats CHR, Hot AC, Classic Hits and Country. Syndication information is available at www.acetjnetwork.com or by emailing AGoodman@AceTJ.com.

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WestwoodOne & The Weather Channel Ink Multi-Year Contract Extension

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– WestwoodOne announced it has signed a multi-year contract extension with The Weather Channel through 2016. "The weather impactsevery aspect of our lives, and The Weather Channel delivers weather forecasts and content to our fans on every possible platform, so they stay safe and can better plan their day," said Freddy Flaxman, The Weather Channel’s VP of Content and Operations. “We are extremely proud of our Weather Channel Radio Network and its ability to reach millions of listeners every day. Our alignment with WestwoodOne remains a perfect complement to our brand strategy, and we are thrilled to extend that partnership." Paul Caine, WestwoodOne CEO adds: "Weather is a hugely covetable component in the audio space, and serves as a critical resource for listeners. In fact, we have found that listeners are more likely to tune or tap in for weather information than most all other content. We are happy to know we can continue to provide our listeners access to the best weather information available.”

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Mariah Carey Rips On American Idol: "It Was Like Going To Hell With Satan - [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Even before last season's American Idol had gotten underway, fireworks between its judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj all but consumed the weekly news. Unfortunately, all that pre-publicity wasn't enough to spark the ratings and by season's end, several judges and support staff were headed to the exit door. On Wednesday Carey joined Hot 97 New York's Angie Martinez Show to promote her new album, "The Art of Letting Go," and, in a bit of irony, wasn't letting go of some hard feelings still lingering from last season's show. When asked what it was like, Carey said "It was like going to hell with satan." She said that when she was first hired for the show it was suppose to be just 3 judges. without mentioning names, you got the feeling things may have begun to unravel with the addition of a fourth judge. Gee, now who would that have been? Carey also said the money was nice, but also brought up the politics of people being put through. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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The Chop Shop Guitar Show Presents 10th Annual Free TSO Holiday Special

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– For the 10th year in a row, Envision Radio Networks® The Chop Shop Guitar Show is bringing back one of radio’s favorite holiday traditions: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special! This FREE two-hour special is the perfect radio supplement for any TSO concert with two hours of music and behind the scenes details from the largest seasonal tour in the world! Host Steve Black was granted rare backstage access to this year’s TSO tour, which is the band’s biggest stage and light show to date. TSO creator Paul O’Neil explains, “Trans-Siberian Orchestra is well known in the recording studio/touring world for their extremely closed door sessions, and Steve Black was one of the very few for which that rule does not apply." During these exclusive backstage interviews, O’Neil and the band’s four guitarists discuss the all-new staging, expanded video content, and their plans for the future. The band members also share funny stories about the early days of the group, the albums they received as Christmas gifts, and why TSO resonates with people of all ages. The 10th Annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special is available for download beginning November 20th. Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at 216-831-3761 or melissab@envisionradio.com PHOTO/Right (L - R: Joel Hoekstra, Chris Caffery, The Chop Shop’s Steve Black, Jeff Plate & Johnny Lee Middleton)

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

Lady Gaga Pressured Into Leaving Song About Lady Diana Off Album

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Lady Gaga will join Jessie J, Dizzee Rascal, Jason Derulo and Little Mix on the second day of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball on December 8. She will perform on the second day of the annual event at London's O2 Arena, alongside Rudimental, Lawson, John Newman and The Vamps. Katy Perry, Rizzle Kicks, James Arthur and Ellie Goulding have already been confirmed for the first day on December 7. This is her second appearance at the event, as she previously performed in 2009. It has been revealed Lady GaGa was pressured into leaving her controversial song about Princess Diana’s death off her new album. Titled Princess Die, it was originally planned as one of the tracks, but her record company bosses urged her to remove it.

BBC Radio DJ Passes Out Live On Air - Six months after she was taken off afternoon show for sounding drunk, Paula White was conducting an interview with an exotic pets expert on BBC Radio Stoke when she passed out. Listeners reportedly heard Paula attempting to say the word 'exotic' moments before a song was played. When it finished, there was silence. It has been reported by several newspapers that she was unconscious in the studio for several minutes before paramedics arrived. The host who usually follows her three-hour show, Den Siegertsz, stepped in early. The BBC has now removed the recording of the show on the radio station's website. Paula has been removed from the station's schedule also. In May, Paula was taken off the air after listeners complained she sounded drunk. After 30 minutes, a colleague took over and announced: ‘Paula is not feeling well and has gone home.’ At one point Ms White said: ‘It’s a P-A-R-T-Y because I said sooooo. Some people will say, “Oh, thank goodness she’s gone.”

Dizzee Rascal Attacks Radio 1 On Twitter - Dizzee Rascal has sent tweets aimed at BBC Radio 1 which show his anger towards the station. He tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Who ever does Radio 1 playlist suck my di*k! I’m tired of you Co*ksuckers you better stop playing me. Make up your fu**ing minds!!!” and “I’m tired of putting up with these 2 faced pricks at Radio 1! If anyone’s got a problem let me know. All this nice guy shi*s dead!” After hundreds of retweets and replies, including one from The Hits Radio saying his song is playing on their station, he continued: “Fu*k Live Lounge! If I gotta keep fighting to get my shi* played why bother doing someone else’s song so you can sell it on ur shitty comp!” Then finished it off an hour later with: “Going against radio 1 aint smart but I’m tired holding it down and being a good little ni**er. You’re full of sh*t Bar the specialists.” and “When Americans get played in on radio1 they make allowances for profanity, but if it’s coming from the ni**er down the road it’s a problem!”

Want A British Host to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK? – Feel free to give me a call on +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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Minneapolis Radio Host Viciously Attacked On Way To Work [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– WCCO/Minneapolis' host Steve Murphy was viciously attacked on his way to work this week. He told Fox 9 News while taking his usual jog to the bus stop, "he noticed an older-model white SUV had stopped, driver got out and headed towards me -- then, I knew I was about to robbed, assaulted," Murphy told Fox 9 News. "I thought at the time, 'If I see him again, I'm in trouble,'" Murphy explained. "I was." He says even though he changed his route, the SUV caught up with him. "I thought, 'This is it. After all the times I've avoided being accosted, it's going to happen to me now and I don't know how it's going to turn out,'" Murphy said. "He tackled me from behind, put me in a choke hold and put my arm behind me," said Murphy. Knowing his attackers were after his wallet, he took it out. "Once snatched, they were gone in a flash," Murphy said. Despite being bloody and bruised, Murphy made it to the bus stop where the drive took Murphy to a medical center where doctors treated a large cut to his forehead as well as a contusion to his chest. "I'm much better now. I've had 5 days to heal from this attack," Murphy said. He also says he plans now to drive to work instead of jogging to the bus stop Watch video HERE

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WMMS Cleveland's Shane French Heads Back To Court On December 5th Over July 4th Scuffle

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Shane French, host of WMMS/Cleveland's Rover's Morning Glory" returned to court yesterday where he faces more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from an altercation with an off-duty police officer over the July 4th weekend. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges including inducing panic, assault, criminal damaging and resisting arrest. According to WKYC TV, French's attorney and prosecutors exchanged evidence in the case and set another court date for Dec. 5th. Morning Glory sidekick, 28-(L) Michael Toomey, known as "Chocolate Charlie," also faces 11 charges related to the incident. Like French, he pleaded not guilty. French, who can't get into details on the air did offer : "I will tell you with 100 percent certainty that when all of these facts are brought to light that I will prevail in this matter and the truth will come out," he said. "After that happens, I will take steps to make sure that this doesn't happen to anyone else." Off-duty officer Steven Kinas claims that while he was on his boat, he saw fireworks and found French and another man "highly intoxicated." He said they refused to stop shooting fireworks and then shot fireworks in his direction. This led to a skirmish between the officer and both men. French's attorneys have possession of surveillance video and have interviewed eyewitnesses which they believe will dispute the charges. PHOTO/screen grab

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Damon Bruce Back On The Air Following Suspension

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Following suspension from his anti-women-in-sports rant on KNBR/San Francisco, Damon Bruce returned to the air on Tuesday, but will no longer handle KNBR's 49'r pregame show. Blogger Rich Lieberman had the return confirmed by Bruce himself whom Rich called 'clearly relieved.' Last Friday, Bruce had lashed out against women in sports journalism sayin g "A lot of sports has lost its way, and I'm gonna tell you, part of the reason is because we've got women giving us directions." He added that women should "go write a restaurant column. Go write a housekeeping column. Get out of the world of sports." Another source confirmed that Bruce will no longer be doing the 49ers pre-game show, a move reportedly decided by station owner, Cumulus.

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Toucher & Rich Ink Multi-Year Extension With Boston's 98.5 The Sports Hub

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio's 98.5 The Sports Hub/Boston announced a new multi-year contract extensions with Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb, popular co-hosts of the “Toucher & Rich” morning show. The “Toucher and Rich” show, with Sports Hub Headlines from Jon Wallach. “Toucher & Rich have connected with Boston sports radio listeners over the last 4 plus years with their innovative, clever and funny content,” said Mark Hannon, Senior VP and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Boston. “They are two great guys who have done an amazing job of anchoring 98.5 The Sports Hub, and we are thrilled that they will continue to wake up Boston for years to come.” Toucher and Rich have been a top-rated, award-winning radio duo since 2006. They launched the powerhouse “Toucher and Rich” morning show on 98.5 The Sports Hub in 2009, and “Toucher and Rich” has been the #1 morning show with Men 25-54 for 14 straight monthly ratings periods.

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Kim Peterson Suffers Heart Attack Just 6 Days After His Long Awaited Return To Atlanta Radio; Says He Feels Okay

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Following a much awaited return to the Atlanta airwaves since his departure in 2006, Kim 'The Kimmer' Peterson suffered a heart attack just 6 days after his return to Cumulus All News 106.7. According the AJC's Rodney Ho, to he said he felt a "gripping pain" in his chest and broke into sweats while driving. He pulled over, rested, then continued home. In spite of continue pain, he worked Monday on Veteran's Day, but the pain persist so went to a hospital where doctors determined he had suffered a "serious heart attack." As he continues with further tests, Kimmer told Ho he hopes they can just fix it with a balloon but it's too early to know the severity, he said. Ho said when he called him on Tuesday, Kimmer said he said he felt much better while waiting in ICU. "I'm pissed off about this," he said. "I just started again!" Producer Pete Davis is covering for Kimmer's afternoon slot for what's likely to be a couple of more days. Kimmer aired on WGST from the early 1990s until 2006. He came our of retirement in Florida to join 106.7.

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EXECUTIVE MOTION: Amy Stevens Appointed SVP Of CBS Strategic Events & Partnerships; CCME Taps Anessa Adamo SVP Brand Partnerships; Sarah Trahern Named CMA’s CEO

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Amy Stevens has been named Senior Vice President, Strategic Events and Partnerships, it was announced today by Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS Radio. Stevens previously worked for CBS Radio from 1996-2009 as marketing and promotion director for KROQ-FM Los Angeles. Prior to returning to CBS RADIO, Stevens was Senior Vice President, Marketing Concerts and Media Integration for Madison Square Garden Entertainment, a position she was named to in 2011. For two years before that, she had been Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances for national music television network Fuse. Stevens has also worked as a music consultant for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” –––––––– Clear Channel announced today that television and media industry veteran Vanessa Adamo (R) has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships for the Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises division, reporting to its President John Sykes. Prior to joining Clear Channel, she served as Vice President, Content Director at LiquidThread, Starcom MediaVest group. She worked with both MTV Networks and The CW on award-winning campaigns for Microsoft's Bing, including Bing & MTV VMA's Most Shareworthy Video and Bing & CW's "TV to Bing About." She also led the branded content programs for Windows Phone, Outlook and most recently the launch of Xbox One. Before this, Adamo was Coordinating Producer for 'The Talk,' Producer for The Tyra Show, Producer of NBC Universal's 'The Maury Show.' –––––––––––– The CMA Board of Directors has named music and television industry veteran Sarah Trahern (L) as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014. She joins CMA from Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country (GAC) where she has been Senior Vice President and General Manager. Trahern said, “I moved to Nashville in 1995 to combine my experience in live television with my passion for music and especially, Country Music. Now, years later, to be able to serve as leader of the Country Music Association is an exciting challenge. I look forward to collaborating with the Board, the management team, staff, and the membership to continue to grow our genre in multiple arenas. It’s an exciting and dynamic time in the Country Music business with tremendous growth opportunities as well as an ever changing marketplace. The ratings success of the CMA Awards last week is indicative of the strength of our genre across multiple demographic groups.”

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Georgia Host Brings (S)ex Trafficking Problem To The Center Stage

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– You can now add playwright to Augusta Georgia's Miss Monique of Power 107. She's now written a play about the issue. According to WRDW-TV, she says she was thinking about what social issue to write about one day, when she asked herself, "'How can I continue to raise awareness in the community?', and I looked back at some events in my own life." As a 7th grader she says, "I was almost a victim of sex trafficking... It was an older girl, an older man, nothing happened, but, I just think about the things that could have happened." After months of research, and meeting with law enforcement she wrote her play entitled 'Stolen Lives.' Tyrice Lollis is one of the stars of the play, says "(S)ex trafficking is a serious subject. It's something that's really plaguing our communities, and it's really affecting a lot of our younger girls," he said. Other familiar faces in the play include local political figures like Senator Hardie Davis, and radio personality Selina Hamby. Miss Monique says, the most important thing, is that people know this is happening locally. "It's happening right around here, and we as a community have to stop acting like it's happening in Africa or wherever overseas, it's happening here," she says. The show premieres this Saturday, November 16th. There is a 3:00 and 7:00PM showtime. Some of the ticket sales will go to the local non profit, I'm Aware, to help build a shelter for victims of (s)ex trafficking.

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Russell Rush Haunted Tour Nabs 2nd Lone Star Emmy Award

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Better keep your eye on Mix 96.1, San Antonio Russell Rush. Hollywood could come calling soon. Media Bar Productions has just announced that The Russell Rush Haunted Tour has won its second Lone Star Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the category of Editor – Program (Non-News).The Russell Rush Haunted Tour has been investigating the paranormal history of South Texas since 2007, and previously won a Lone Star EMMY Award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing in 2012 as well as a number of Telly Awards. The show been locally produced for the past six years and features a team of San Antonio paranormal investigators, as well as other station personnel. The Russell Rush Haunted Tour team accepted the 2013 Lone Star EMMY Award at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio this past weekend. “The Haunted Tour is a labor of love and it feels incredible for our team to be recognized after all that hard work,” said Mix 96.1 Afternoon Host, Russell Rush. “Our editor, Mike Beltran, and the team at Media Bar Productions once again did a phenomenal job of turning a vision into a masterpiece. I am very proud of this great accomplishment and look forward to taking this series to even bigger heights.” check out all the award-winning tour investigations online at therussellrushhauntedtour.com.

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Johnjay & Rich Win $26,000 For Charity On 'Let's Ask America'

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Syndicated hosts Johnjay and Rich are no stranger to the small screen, but his time it paid off big for one of their favorite charities. On Monday night's episode of 'Let's Ask America' they took home $26,000 for their favorite charity on Monday night's episode of "Let's Ask America." The pair went with Patrick Swayze in "Dirty Dancing" as the top star women over 50 said they would like as their dance partner. Rich told ABC !5/Phoenix, "Since we were little boys, we've wanted to be on game shows ... This was great because we can do something we love and help out kids in need living within the community. We are so happy we can help make a positive impact while having fun." "Let's Ask America polls viewers around the country and then has four contestants compete for the most popular answer via Skype for the chance to win up to $50,000. Johnjay and Rich played for The Cares for Kids Foundation's Christmas Wish program, which grants wishes and offers assistance to Arizona children and families in need. The money will go toward helping foster children in Arizona for Christmas. "When it comes to our show and our charity, we don't like to do things small," Rich said. "There are 14,000 kids now living in the foster care system, so we'd like to go big or go home." WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Tom Leykis Up For Sale On Ebay

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Just in time for Christmas, here is a one-of-a-kind experience – Your chance to bid on Tom Leykis on Ebay! If you are the winner of this auction, notorious call-in talk show personality, Tom Leykis, will come pick you up and take you for a personal drive in his Tesla Model S Signature, for a tour of up to three hours or to the New Normal Studios in Burbank, CA to watch a live Tom Leykis Show. Listeners have asking, well actually begging Tom for a ride in his brand new Telsa ever since he purchased the super luxury car. Tom’s listeners were always asking how they can spend some quality time with him, so Tom decided to make his listeners to put their money where their mouth is and hold an Ebay auction. The auction which ends on November 15th started with an opening bid of $9.99 and to date, there already over 71 bids with the highest bid being $4,400.00. And if you need to know why Tom is doing this, the answer is to benefit The Tom Leykis Show and The New Normal LLC so he can keep going into 2014. Furthermore, Tom is willing to prove that he'll do whatever it takes to keep going.
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Tim Leary Gets Inked For Charity

Raises $5,300 for Susan G. Komen and runs Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon as Human Memorial!

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Tim Leary (Tim Leary & The Morning Showgram-BOB 106.9 WUBB Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC) finished of his month long “Tats for Ta-Tas” campaign, and ran his first ever ½ marathon with more than 530 logos and names tattooed on his body all for breast cancer. “At the beginning of October we asked listeners for a $10 donation and a name of someone in their life who has been affected by breast cancer.” said Leary. “Last Thursday, we began to tattoo (not permanent) all the names and logos on my body. I then ran my first half marathon ever as a human billboard honoring and remembering those names.”In just a little over 4 weeks, the campaign raised more than $5,300, and all the proceeds were turned over to Susan G. Komen. “The process to tattoo Leary took more than 13 hours! “Although they’re not permanent, it is real tattoo ink. I had an artist literally free hand paint these on. They’ll be on me for about two more weeks,” added Tim. Leary finished the 13.1 mile race in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. “The support from the crowds was the most unreal inspiration I’ve ever experienced. Other runners were coming up to me during the race and taking they’re pic with me as we ran,” said Leary. Photo courtesy of Savannah Morning News/savannahnow.com

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Randall Bloomquist Named Corporate News/Talk PD At Cumulus; Derek Madden And Scott Jameson Promoted To Corporate Status

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media has announced a series of programming executive appointments designed to support its national content efforts. First, involves the appointment of Randall Bloomquist (L) to Corporate Program Director over News/Talk. Reflecting the company’s growing focus on sports, Jim Mahanay is now becomes corporate Program Director of sports. In another set of moves, Scott Jameson (Below L) and Derek Madden (Below R) have each been promoted to Corporate Program Director, in addition to their local programming responsibilities (Madden in Los Angeles, Jameson in Minneapolis). Bloomquist is a veteran talk radio programmer with a reputation for re-energizing talk stations and developing talk radio personalities. Bloomquist mostly recently operated Bloomquist Media, a marketing communications and content creation firm. Prior to starting his own business, Bloomquist served as Program Director of News/Talk 640 WGST in Atlanta. His radio career also includes programming management positions at WMAL/Washington, DC, WBT/Charlotte, NC and WRVA & WRNL/Richmond, VA. Madden is currently the Operations Manager/Program Director and Midday Host at KLOS in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Cumulus/LA, he spent more than a decade in San Francisco, where he served as Program Director at KSAN and KSJO/San Jose, as Music Director of KLLC and on the air staff at KITS. Madden said. “I’m pumped to explore new ways to help get the most out of this great stable of stations. Thanks to John Dickey and Mike McVay for the opportunity. And a special thanks to Val Garris for all the support and mentoring all these years.” Jameson is a 25-year programming veteran specializing in Classic Rock, currently serving as Operations Manager/Program Director for KQRS, KXXR and Sports Radio 105 The Ticket in Minneapolis. Before joining Cumulus, Jameson held the position of VP/Programming for CBS Radio's Adult Rock stations and Executive Producer for the Atlanta Falcons Radio Network. His radio career also includes 17 years in Indianapolis with Classic Rock WFBQ, Alternative WRZX and the Colts Radio Network.

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99% Of Brain Tumor Removed From Shanon Murphy; Family Says This Is Still A Life Threatening Situation

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– As Jockline reported yesterday, longtime syndicated Kidd Kraddick show member Shanon Murphy had surgery to remove a brain tumor (shown below - whom Shanon named Bruce Willis.). According to family members, she had 99 percent it removed by doctors, but, as updated on her Facebook page: She's still not out of the woods. In their latest update they wrote: The surgeon was very pleased with the outcome . They were able to remove 99% of the tumor. She is likely to have transient/temporary palsy on the left side of her face, as well as "roaming" eye. One of his greatest concerns is the meningitis. They have to watch that closely. Shanon is not out of the woods! This is still a life threatening situation. The doc has ordered no visitation during her hospital stay. He said this is in Shanon's best interest. Keep those prayers coming! Thanks for all the love and support !" You can send that love HERE

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The Randy Lane Company Adds Jeff McHugh As Media Consultant

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Jeff McHugh joins the Randy Lane Company as a media talent consultant. Lane says, "Jeff's large market success as a program director, creativity and marketing background make him a valuable addition to the Randy Lane Company team." Jeff created the top-rated "Daria, Mitch and Ted Show" on KRSK afternoon drive, featuring both Portland's first female-led drive time show and the city's first openly gay air personality. He coached Atlanta's "Steve and Vikki" at B 98.5 in Atlanta, had decade-long relationships with Jack Murphy at WKZL and with "Two Guys Named Chris" at WKRR in Greensboro, and worked with "Mason And Remy" at 937 The Bull in St Louis, who were named Best Morning Show in 2012 by St Louis Magazine. Jeff also worked with urban AC legends Tony Scott and Tammie Holland at KMJM/St Louis and with "Nelson And Terry" at KRSK/Portland. McHugh says, "Randy has been a friend and mentor to me for many years. When Randy coaches media talent, there is an immediate and substantive difference in the quality of their content and their ratings performance. As a guy who's focused his career on talent-centric content for media, I am completely excited to work alongside Randy for our clients in the US, Canada and beyond. Ever have a dream job? This is mine." For additional information about The Randy Lane Company talent development process or philosophy, contact Randy Lane at randy@randylane.net or (805) 497.7177.

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Fired Atlanta Host Breaks Silence On Ill-Advised Bit [VIDEO

"I didn't leave my house for a couple of days. I was afraid to go any place.."

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Back in June, Jockline Daily shared the story of 790 Atlanta's AM In The Mayhem's ill-advised bit of then co-host Nick Cellini (shown) pretending to be Steve Gleason (shown below), the former New Orleans Saint now battling Lou Gehrig's disease who lost his ability to speak and communicates with an voice automated device. NBC TV 11 Alive caught up with the former host who now, for the first time, is finally speaking out about the incident that got national coverage and what havoc it's since played on his life and career. He tells reporter Jaye Watson he's now a house husband -- not the sort of thing you'd expect to hear from a man who was a popular sports anchor for 25 years. He told Watson, "The bit went on for two minutes -- exactly how long it took to finish off a show that had been going for 17 years ... I knew it about 10 seconds in. I could feel it in my gut," said Cellini. He added that he knew it was bad, but didn't know it would career-ending, not right away. That would happen after the show. "I went on my Twitter page, then I went online, then I Googled my name. And at that point I realized, 'Oh boy this is a mushroom cloud,' and at that point I told my wife, 'I'm going to lose my job.'" He wasn't alone. He and co-hosts Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino were fired that day as well. "You put on CNN, there's a transcript of the bit. Your face is on just about every news channel. It was initially pretty scary. It was overwhelming," Cellini said. "I didn't leave my house for a couple of days. I was afraid to go any place, to the store. You start to get paranoid after a while. You feel like people are looking at you, people are judging you." Cellini laments, he didn't really understand the disease ALS. He never meant to hurt anyone. "I was just a victim of my own ignorance," he said. PHOTOS/screen grab WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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STEVE HARVEY: Honey Boo Boo Family Passed Gas During 'Family Feud' [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– There's long been hopes of creating TV you smell as well as see. Thank goodness that wasn't the case for yesterday's visit by TV's Honey Boo Boo cast to TV's Family Feud. Last night, tv and syndicated radio host Steve Harvey joined WGN Chicago's Pete McMurray show, in studio, for a rare radio chat. Pete congratulated him on new daytime TV Talk Show's rising numbers, to which Harvey credited to his male perspective: "Finally a male perspective in daytime TV. They also tackled 'men who cheat,' the subject of a new special Harvey is set to host. Contrary to what's often believed, Harvey says he believes men typically cheat for some short coming in themselves, rather than void in their relationship. As for advice for women, he says they should avoid telling men what LIKE in a relationship. Rather, what they DON'T like. Otherwise, guys will just claim to be whatever you like. The discussion then turned foul--really foul--as Pete asked about Honey Boo Boo's face off with TV's 'Cake Boss' on last night's 'Family Feud.' "Was it true they were farting during the show?," Pete asked. Harvey admitted as much, saying both the mom and Boo Boo were very nice people, "but them three teenage sisters had kind of gone into a passing gas contest." This was just the beginning. Check out the whole interview HERE PHOTOS/FremantleMedia North America & Debmar-Mercury - WGN

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B**ch And They Will Come - AUDIO

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Next time you get into a discussion about the power of radio, here's a story worth passing along. It seems that WFTL/Miami host Rich Stevens had trouble prepping for last Thursday and Friday's show due to his internet being down. So he explained as much to his audience complaining that he had called Comcast a zilion times.. but but was still without internet. No sooner said before the phones blew up with people sharing their same issues with Comcast. Believe it or not, they flooded the lines with suggestions and complaints for nearly two hours. While this continued, he bagan tweeting about the discussion. Apparently Comcast started following him on Twitter and others were apparently listening in. By Friday night he finally gets visited by some very special high level folks to fix this by Saturday! In the process, he was visited by not 1, but 6 trucks, two supervisors and a complete group of technicians. tech's - SEE HERE Stevens told Jockline Daily, "By the time they left on Saturday night ---in the dark --- they had completely re-wired the entire house giving each outlet a dedicated line which is unheard of they usually just split the line.. they re-did the outside to their office as well..." says Stevens. "Now my internet is faster than it ever was and on the show," said Stevens i WILL thank them for all they did..." Jockline wonders how long it will take the station's sale's department to blow a call to Comcast? LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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LADY GAGA: Corporations Will No Longer Drive Me Or My Work [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Lady Gaga is canvassing the globe as she promotes her Artpop album, but found time yesterday to stop Z100's Elvis Duran show. There, along with co-host, Danielle Monaro, she admitted for once in her life doesn’t know what the next step will be. When asked about the much discussed “teeth” accessory she wore at the first annual YouTube Awards, Gaga revealed that they were a nod to the grit of show business. She commented, “In show business they call it the grip and grin. When you just get beaten to the ground as an artist by the corporation over and over and over and over… Until at some point they are just lifting you up and you’re smiling and you have that grin on your face….. ARTPOP is definitely a time we’re excited to be putting art into the front and corporations will no longer drive me or my work. At the Haus of Gaga, this is our foray into the house and technology world.” Technology is definitely front and center for Gaga who just announced she will be the first singer to perform from space in 2015! Her reasons for taking on this tremendous challenge? “I don’t really want to go for me, I really want to go because I believe in the potential of young people and the world to do anything. And I want to show them ten years ago I was singing in a bar and now ten years later I’m signing in space.” WATCH VIDEO HERE

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REPORT: Local Radio Is Surviving .. In Some Instances, Thriving

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013/PRNewswire ––The local radio market is growing, albeit at a more moderate pace than it once did, by expanding its offerings to off-air platforms, providing a wider range of listener experiences and advertiser opportunities, according to the firm's new state-of-the-industry report. "Local Radio Stations Profiles and Trends for 2014 and Beyond" provides a comprehensive view of the industry based on the long-term research and analysis conducted by BIA/Kelsey for its clients and the industry. Defining the local media marketplace as all local media/services that provide access to local audiences, BIA/Kelsey estimates total local media spending for 2013 to be $132.7 billion. This marketplace includes all of the media that local radio stations compete against for national and local advertising spending in their markets. Based on this definition of local advertising, local radio stations receive 11.5 percent of all advertising revenue being spent in local markets, fourth amongst all local media segments, behind direct mail (27.2 percent), newspapers (16.1 percent) and TV (14.9 percent). "As we move toward 2014, it's clear the radio industry has adapted to incredible competition from all sides, with streaming and other audio competitors taking audiences," said Mark Fratrik, chief economist and report author, BIA/Kelsey. "Yet local radio is surviving, and in some instances, thriving, and poised to compete well in the new marketplace. Radio is also beginning to deliver other compelling digital services that help its local advertisers navigate promotional opportunities. With the right attitude towards the new reality of increased competition and strategic planning, local radio stations can prosper." READ MORE HERE

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Christmas Music Gets New Love In Dallas


THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– A new tradition will begin this holiday season for 98.7 KLUV, when it becomes Dallas-Fort Worth's official Christmas station. "We're passing the torch from KVIL to KLUV," said Ron Harrell, director of music programming for CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth. "Christmas music is a natural fit with KLUV's classic hits format, and our listeners will embrace it." Holiday-related promotions and community events which were previously associated with KVIL, such as the Children's Medical Center Radiothon, will transition to 98.7 KLUV as well. KLUV morning drive host Jody Dean will be at the forefront of these efforts. “I couldn’t be more excited to support the terrific work of Children’s Medical Center,” Dean said. “With the help of our awesome KLUV listeners, this will be the best Radiothon yet.” 98.7 KLUV is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 126 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KRLD-FM, KRLD-AM, KJKK-FM, KMVK-FM, and KVIL-FM in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Radios' Best Honored At Hall of Fame Awards Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– 2013 National Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony held its annual awards show on Friday night before a packed house in Chicago. New inductees included Blair Garner, John Lanigan, Paul W. Smith, Eddie Piolin Sotelo, Charlie Steiner, the late Powell Crosley, Jr. and Steve Dahl and Garry Meier. With Larry King, Jim Bohannon, and presenters Reba McEntire, Mike Rogers, and Bob Sirott among others. As promised, Steve Dahl was a no-show, but there was no shortage of recognition of him and former co-host Meier in Bob Sirott's introductory tribute. After taking the mic, Meier reminisced about the era by saying 'back in those days transistor radios were carried around smartphones today." He then gave thanks for those whom he described as most important in his career: his wife and daughter, Jay Blackburn, Jimmy deCastro, Bruce DuMont, Mike Elder, John Gehron, Drew Hayes, Tom Langmyer, Dave Logan, Kevin Metheny, Tony Ruggiero, Jack Silver, Greg Solk, Larry Wert, Ed Walters and Bill White. One name noticeably missing from the list was Steve Dahl who recently posted a piece in Robert Feder's blog where he was very vocal as to why he chose not to attend the event, including his 'not so attractive" photo. Friday night's event was emcee'd by Larry King. PHOTO/WGN

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Larry King Returns To Radio

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– In a career that began at WAHR (now WMBM) and WIOD radio in Miami Beach in the late 50's and eventual move to a popular nightly syndicated show in 1978 and aired through the 90's, Larry King's roots are deeply entrenched in radio. Now, according to The Washington Post, King is returning to his radio roots by airing a new feature on more than 50 Cumulus stations. AARP will also feature the show on its website, along with added audio. The 79-year-old King left CNN in 2010 following a 25-yr. run. He stated at the rime that he would remain with CNN to host occasional specials. The final words of Larry King on the show was, "I don't know what to say except to you, My audience, Thank You. And instead of Goodbye, how about So Long." Commenting back then on King's longtime success on CNN TV's "Larry King Live', his friend, Ryan Seacrest, described King's success by saying "He basically does a radio show on TV." King's new show begin today on Veterans Day. PHOTO/s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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SHANON MURPHY: "I Am Scared About This Surgery"

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Our thoughts and prayers are with Kidd Kraddick show member Shanon Murphy this morning as she undergoes brain surgery for a tumor. Murphy, aka "Psycho Shanon," had stunned her fellow cast members a couple of weeks back (JD 10/29) with the news, but allayed their fears by saying doctors believed the tumor was most likely benign. Back then she planned to postphone the surgery until after the Kidd's Kid's trip to Orlando, but due to the tumor's increased growth, doctors decided on a quicker procedure. In yesterday's blog, Shanon wrote: It's so surreal to know that in less than 12 hours, I will be having brain surgery. Head cut open with two neurosurgeons messing around up there. In case you've missed it, I've got a benign brain tumor that's being removed tomorrow morning. It's wedged or wrapped o something around my brain stem and my cerebellum ... ll I know is that my head has been hurting a lot, I can't see very clearly at times, and right now my left hand is swollen and the redness is spreading up my wrist ... I will be in ICU following the surgery .. The surgery starts tomorrow morning at 7AM and should last about 6 hours, if all goes well. They won't have to shave a bunch of my hair, I hope. I will be out during the surgery since they're not messing with the past of my brain that has to do with speech. So at least there's that." She added: "I'm scared about this surgery. Terrified in fact. But this is totally out of my hands and in the hands of two of the best surgeons in Dallas. There will be some temporary side effects, but full recovery is expected ... Thank you again for all of your love and support. I'm gonna use every bit of it to get through this scary time. Love you guys." Send Shanon your best HERE

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WOR AM'S John Gambling Announces Retirement On Morning Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– WOR 710 AM, New York's News Talk Station, announced today that longtime morning show host, John Gambling, will retire from his morning show. The John Gambling Show's final broadcast will be on December 20, 2013. Gambling's impressive radio career has spanned over 40 years, with 35 in New York City. His radio legacy began as a third generation host of The Gambling family's long-running morning radio show in New York ­ he first joined his father as co-host of Rambling with Gambling in 1985 and took over as the sole host in 1991 after he retired. Gambling has been hosting WOR's morning show since 2008. "I have done and accomplished so much ­ my radio career has given me the privilege to entertain and inform millions of New Yorkers," said Gambling. "Each day, to watch the greatest city on earth from behind the microphone has been a thrill and I've been blessed with an audience that has been loyal and engaging. To say it has been exciting doesn't come close to the joy I have had." WOR has begun the search for a new morning show that will be announced soon.

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BLOG: Host Who Went On Sexist Rant Draws Suspension [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– According to blogger Rich Lieberman, KNBR San Francisco 1050 talk host, Damon Bruce (shown) has been suspended indefinitely by the station according to a reliable source. Bruce, who also co-hosts the 49ers pre-game radio show on KNBR was not on the air Sunday morning following on-air rant regarding female sport's reporters. Lieberman writes a source close to the situation said the suspension went down (Saturday). Executives of KNBR owner Cumulus were suppose to have met privately and decided it would be inappropriate for Bruce to work the 49ers pre-game show given the nature of Bruce's anti-women rant last week. Reportedly, Bruce was "crushed" following the suspension as Cumulus awaits public reaction. Another source told Lieberman that Bruce might be fired. KNBR and Cumulus management will reportedly meet today to weigh the reaction. Op's mgr. Lee Hammer is said to have been flooded with email and complaints. Bruce seems to be catching his share of them as well (right) . If, by chance, you're one of few who didn't hear the rant, LISTEN HERE

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Cumulus To Launch ‘NASH Nights Live’ Show With Shawn Parr

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2011 –– Cumulus Media Networks announces the latest expansion of the NASH Country music and lifestyle brand with the launch of “NASH Nights Live” featuring host Shawn Parr. “NASH Nights Live” will launch January 6, 2014 broadcasting live on weekdays from 7 p.m. to midnight – leading directly into the popular “Kickin’ It With Kix” overnight show. Cumulus Media Networks will distribute "NASH Nights Live" to radio stations nationwide. The show will also air on all 84 Country format stations owned by Cumulus, including “America’s Country Station” NASH FM 94.7 in New York City.“This latest Country music offering from Cumulus Media Networks will provide our listeners and advertisers with in-demand NASH programming and we couldn’t be more pleased to have a star of Shawn Parr’s caliber leading the way,” said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-COO of Cumulus. Parr joins Cumulus Media Networks from Go Country 105 in Los Angeles, where he hosts the popular morning show. Parr has been beloved in Country music circles for many years and has also been the voice of Dick Clark Productions for the past 21 years. His voiceover for television and radio includes announcing for the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes and the Academy of Country Music Awards to name a few.

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Embattled Mayor's Show Dropped By Radio Station

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– In case you've been locked in the prize closet, you've no doubt heard about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's recent admission of crack cocaine use, drunken rant video which went viral and local cry for his removal of office. Now you can add dropped radio show to his list of woes. According to The Toronto Sun, Rob (L) and his brother Doug (R) have now had their weekly radio show cancelled at News Talk 1010 in Toronto. Ford and his brother Doug have been hosting the two-hour show since February 2012. In a statement posted on its website, Newstalk 1010 said the station and the Fords "have mutually determined to conclude broadcasts of The City." "Of course, Mayor Ford and Councillor Ford remain welcome at any time as guests on Newstalk 1010," the statement read. Rob, who previously said he does not use crack, and who did not discuss the content of the video, also said he would not step down and planned to run in the next election. PHOTO/CBC NEWS screen grab

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CONDOLENCES: Longtime Alabama GM/Host Killed In Auto Crash

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Longtime Alabama GM/Host, David McDaniel, was found dead in a crashed car over the weekend. According to al.com, David Lynn "Big Dave" McDaniel, 52, was discovered when he didn't home from work Friday night and his wife went looking for him Saturday morning. She traveled the route he would have taken and found his car a hundred feet off the roadway. It reportedly had struck multiple trees. McDaniel was pronounced dead on the scene at just after 9 a.m. McDaniel served as the GM and morning host “Big D and Sweet T” on WTBC / WNPT Catfish Country in Tuscaloosa, AL.In addition to radio, he was also the voice of sports at Samford University. Longtime Alabama radio executive, Kerry Lambert, posted on Facebook: "Dave was one of the nicest guys in the business. I was fortunate to work with him when I came to Birmingham over 20 years ago. He was always professional and dependable. I recently contacted him to congratulate him on his new position in Tuscaloosa. I know he was thrilled to have that opportunity. He will be missed.

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Fitz Takes 'Best Local Personality' For Sixth Year In A Row

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBERT 11TH, 2013 –– Entercom Seattle’s 100.7 The Wolf (KKWF) Fitz In The Morning host Fitz has once again been named “Best Local Radio Personality” by KING-TV’s Evening Magazine “Best of Western Washington” competition. The contest is decided by popular vote and 2013 marks the 6th consecutive year that Fitz has grabbed the top spot in the poll. “Are you serious?” was Fitz’s response to the news. “I am so excited and humbled to receive this award. Seattle truly loves radio and their personalities. I compete with the most talented morning shows in the country every day. I live my emotional roller-coaster of a life on the air every morning and am so glad that my listeners take time out of their busy lives to listen and vote for me." Fitz’s show is also heard on sister station 99.5 The Wolf (KWJJ) in Portland and the radio personality is also the host of the nationally syndicated Powered By Country Countdown, a weekend countdown show.

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KCAL Billboard Takes National Creative Honors

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Lamar Advertising has named Redlands CA. KCAL 96.7 the winner of its national creative competition to incorporate inflatables onto a billboard. According to redlandsdailyfacts.com, the station came up with the winning idea in a brainstorming session with radio personalities and staff in just under two days, said Daryl Norsell, program director and radio host for the station. around fast,” he said. The billboard, shows the station’s slogan, “KCAL Rocks!” next to a giant inflatable hand throwing the “rock horns.” The station settled on the “rock horns” because it signified what is commonly seen in rock shows when the crowd is pumped and ready to rock, Norsell said.

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iHeart Radio Appoints Chris Williams As SVP; Platform Tops 40 Million Registered Users

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– iHeartRadio announced that veteran radio programmer Chris Williams has been named Senior Vice President of iHeartRadio Programming, effective immediately. Williams will be based in New York City and will report to Darren Davis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms and work closely with Brian Lakamp President of Digital and his team. It was announced earlier today that iHeart Radio has surpassed 40 million registered users and 260 million downloads. These figures mark significant milestones for iHeartRadio ‹ and does not include the millions of users who listen to the service's live streaming radio stations -- available without registration ­ which makes iHeartRadio's total reach even greater. iHeartRadio reached this milestone faster than any other digital service, second only to Instagram. The success that iHeartRadio continues to achieve indicates its increasing popularity as a one-stop-shop for music, news and entertainment. In addition to its overall growth in registered users, the entire iHeartRadio network has surpassed 68 million digital unique visitors in October, the highest figure across its network since its launch. "The 40 million user mark is an indication of the type of platforms and content consumers want to access digitally," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "The strides we've made this past year in our offerings have paid off and we plan to increase both the availability and breadth of our product in the months to come." iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from across the country, mood-related stations "Perfect For" any activity, user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs, and the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. For a complete list of iHeartRadio apps available across all platforms, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps

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ALT 98.7 LA Names Trey Morgan For Middays, APD/MD

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– LA'S alternative rocker, ALT 98.7 announced Trey Morgan, will join the station as Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Midday Host, effective January 13, 2014. Morgan currently serves as Assistant Music Director and and Late-Night Host at New York's Z100 and a guest contributor for VH1's Big Morning Buzz. He will continue to be heard on Clear Channel radio stations throughout the country as a nationally syndicated on-air personality. Morgan's prior experience also includes programming and on-air roles at KC101 in New Haven, Connecticut. "I can not express how excited I am to join the ALT 98.7 team. I have had the privilege of working at one of the best brands in radio, Z100, while learning from some of the most brilliant programming minds in the business. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to work with the Z100 team," said Morgan. "I look forward to working closely with the entire Clear Channel Los Angeles team to make an already great radio station even better."

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SIZE MATTERS: Nielsen Audio Ups PPM Sample Size By 6%

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– Nielsen Audio gave broadcasters an early holiday surprise yesterday by announcing it plans to expand the panel size in Portable People Meter (PPM) markets by 6 percent beginning in the second half of 2014. According to a release, Nielsen says This will increase our overall PPM panel by approximately 6 percent, with most of the expansion taking place in markets 31-48. (The average increase across these markets will be approximately 20%.) "We’re also working to include in our panel those demographics that are typically challenging to recruit. By investing in sample improvements to recruit the hardest to reach demos where it is needed most our sample will be even more representative of the overall U.S. population, further enhancing our ability to provide our clients with the most accurate measurement of audio reach and engagement. Finally, we’re looking to improve in-station monitoring of PPM encoding—the audio codes that only a PPM can capture and identify which stations a consumer is listening to—by automating alerts and adding additional monitoring sites. "We created this action plan around the core broadcast radio business following a series of conversations with our clients,” said Mitchell Habib (shown), Chief Operating Officer, Nielsen. “As we make progress against the plan we will share additional insight into our investments."

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WestwoodOne To Help Marketers With New Full-Service Production Studio

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– WestwoodOne is helping marketers develop world-class audio with the launch of WestwoodOne Studio, a full-service Creative Services division. WestwoodOne Studio is powered in part by TM Studios. WestwoodOne Studio will provide multi-platform marketing solutions including on-air, digital and experiential components, built upon the company’s core service producing engaging audio experiences that connect people with their passions in life. “Audio plays a vital role in the new media landscape and WestwoodOne is uniquely positioned to help marketers integrate creative, multiplatform audio advertising into the mix,” said Paul Caine (shown), CEO of WestwoodOne. “Marketers need a reliable partner who understands how, where and when today’s mobile consumers are interacting with audio and the ability to develop audio content that can stand out from the competition. Be it mobile, terrestrial or digital consumption, the team at WestwoodOne Studio has the talent and expertise to create the most compelling and effective advertising to give our marketers the most exposure.”For more information about WestwoodOne Studio, you can reach Christina Albee, CMO at 212.419.2912.

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Portland's 98.7 The Bull Takes CMA's Station Of The Year Honors

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– The New 98.7, The Bull (KUPL) accepted the award for CMA Radio Station of the Year Wednesday night at the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, TN. The awards show was broadcast on national television and hosted by country artists Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. The Bull won “Radio Station of the Year” in the Major Market category. This award is a huge win for the country music lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest.
Commenting on the award, Alpha Broadcasting Director of Programming, Scott Mahalick (shown) said, “We have a great live and local community minded team that are super passionate about what they do every day. I am proud, humbled and honored that KUPL won!” “This award highlights the effort and dedication our fearless team makes to stay live, local and connected to the community,” said Milt McConnell, Alpha Broadcasting Senior VP and Market Manager. The New 98.7, The Bull is owned and operated by Alpha Broadcasting.

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ON THE RADIO: Dolphin's Brian Hartline Weighs In On Incognito Controversy With Paul & Young Ron; KORN Joins KDOT's Fatboy; Bethany Frankel Rips On Omarosa With 'ZHT's Frankie And DB; Plus, Our First-Ever Interview From Iceland With Chris Hemsworth On K100's Svali And Svavar Show; John Records Landecker Hits The Post For Pete McMurray [AUDIO +VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 - Our readers tell us linked interviews are one of their favorite attractions of Jockline Daily. With help from yesterday's inbox, they'll be happy to know we're going full throttle today. We start with the syndicated “Paul & Young Ron Show" who interviewed Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (left). He offered a perspective on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation, sounded off on how he says the media has characterized things within the team’s locker room and explains why some of the players are now speaking out. PHOTO/Stu Opperman WATCH HERE ––––––––––– Next up, nice chat with KORN guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer who interviewed on the KDOT Rock 104.5's Fatboy prior to the band's concert in Reno, Nevada. According to blabbermouth.net, KORN captured the No. 1 spot on the Active Rock airplay chart with its single "Never Never" from the band's eleventh studio album, "The Paradigm Shift". At the same time, "Never Never" has vaulted to the No. 2 position on the Mainstream Rock airplay chart. Welch left KORN in 2005 after he converted to Christianity and got off drugs. He rejoined them for a handful of live performances last year before officially becoming part of the lineup again in early 2013. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE ––––––––––––– Frankie C on 971` ZHT Salt Lake City talked yesterday with Bethenny Frankel and began by saying they were a little gun shy because of our last interview with her. Frankie told Bethenny 'she was kind of mean... She reminded them that at the time she was pregnant and explained hormones may have had something to do with that. Once past this point, he asked her about the highly publicized Omarosa feud. As the story goes, they made a 10K bet, Bethenny lost, and now thinks Omarosa's charity is BS! She eluded that she thinks Omarosa's going to pocket the 10k! OUCH - LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE -–––––––––––––– Jockline Daily got our first-ever link from Iceland. Be forewarned, before getting to Chris Hemsworth, that language you hear is Icelandic, which is northern German. The interview proceeds in English. K100's Svali and Svavar interviewed superhero Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who stars as the main character in the new movie Thor: The Dark World, which recently aired in movie theaters in Iceland. The hosts explained that they applied for an interview in August and had to go through a strict screening process. Svali and Svavar polled the audience for questions and, not surprisingly, most of the males wanted to know about his physique and how he stays in such great shape. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE ––––––––––– Finally, check out John Records Landecker "hittin' the post" for WGN's Pete McMurray LISTEN HERE

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MOTION: Kevin Powell, Craig Collins & Scott Miller Go Full-time On WGN Chicago; Bethany Kent Heads To Hot 97 New York; Candy & Potter Headed To New Gig; Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins Call It Quits At WTVR-FM/Richmond

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– Longtime Chicago comedian/radio guy Scott Miller (left)goes full-time at WGN Chicago. He's joined by fellow executive producers, Kevin Powell and Craig Collins who are also reported to be going full-time as well. On Miller's Facebook Page he post: After 45 days working freelance, I am now one of the newest full time employees at WGN Radio. During my freelance time on The Pete McMurray Show, I have booked: Buddy Guy, Billy Corgan, Mike Love, Dr Oz, Paul Rodriguez, Frankie Valli, Nora Dunn, Lester Holt, Nick Offerman, Arron Paul, Mo Rocca, Kevin Cronin, and Bruce Hornsby to name a few. Famed Comedy Club owner Jamie Masada voted me "Chicago's Funniest Media Personality" at Laugh Factory Chicago! "I have dedicated my life to radio since the age of 12. I have had incredible leaders along the way, Biondi, Gehron, Winfrey…and now to be able to add De Castro to that list….I am forever grateful." ––––––– Wired 96.5/Philly's Promotion Director Bethany Kent is now headed to Emmis Hot 97)/New York where she'll perform similar duties. ––––––––––– WWQM-FM/Madison, WI, morning hosts Candy & Potter are said to be leaving in January for an undisclosed opportunity outside of Madison. They arrived at WWQM-FM in January, 2012 KMPS-FM/Seattle. Look for an update on this soon. ––––––––––– Meanwhile, Bevins and Shelly Perkins, longtime host of Lite 98/WTVR-FM Richmond for the past 13 years announced yesterday they'll be leaving. They told the timesdispatch.com “We both have jobs lined up outside of radio.” PD Dave Symonds is now searching for new hosts.

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Royal Prank Station Loses Bid To Block Probe

THE MOUTH, NOVEMB ER 8TH, 2013 –– In a story which began last year and followed closely by Jockline Daily, it appears the news will continue for awhile longer. Yesterday, the Federal Court rejected a petition by the station, 2Day FM, ruling the national media watchdog can proceed with an investigation into whether the station broke the law or breached its licence conditions according to The Daily Telegraph. The Australian Communications and Authority will now examine whether 2Day FM breached its licence conditions by illegally using a surveillance device to record the call. Local telecommunications laws forbid the secret recording of conversations or the broadcasting of such recordings without consent from the person concerned. The prank call which aired on December 4 2012, was followed days later by the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who took the call from hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian. 2Day FM took legal action to try to block the investigation, saying the watchdog did not have the power to investigate whether it broke the law. Justice Richard Edmonds rejected the argument, ruling that the investigation can proceed and that any findings by the watchdog would be unlikely to prejudice criminal proceedings. Christian returned to the air in February, while Greig has remained idle and barely appeared in public. This comes as added disappointment to 2Day FM, whose top-rating breakfast duo, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, announced just days ago that they were quitting.

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Radio's 'Money Pit' and TV's 'This Old House' Team Superstorm Sandy Anniversary Specials

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– 'The Money Pit' Home Improvement Show and broadcast partner 'This Old House 'recently wrapped up their weekly specials entitled “Jersey Shore Rebuilds”. The programs chronicled the renovations of three badly damaged homes by Superstorm Sandy in three iconic Jersey Shore towns along the state’s barrier islands. The Money Pit was given exclusive behind-the-scenes access to bring the stories of these renovations, and the victims behind them. In addition to the special radio broadcasts, Money Pit host Tom Kraeutler (shown right)was a guest on this past weekend’s This Old House program. Tom's shown above with TOH's Kevin O'Conner.

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EBONY: Former Hosts Weigh In On State Of Black Radio

“Terrestrial Radio ... it’s all about ‘the music and the jocks be quiet.’ And I don’t care about the music. I’m a personality.” Williams

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– Former radio hosts Wendy Williams, K-Foxx & Sway Calloway and others are featured in a new Ebony feature article titled The State of Black Radio: Death of The Communicator. They cite the sudden firing of Hot 97 morning show co-host K-Foxx who described her experience as liberating: “I think that sometime these corporations hire communicators to do a job and be a personality. But I think when you shine too bright, they want to dim your light .." “Black radio, when it first started, was the voice of the community,” says Sway Calloway, now an MTV personality and radio host on Sirius/XM’s Shade 45. “Black radio [today] in most cases—not all—let down the community, because it doesn’t really talk about the community. It just talks to it. It’s not a conversation going on with the community. It’s not informative. It’s one big gossip report to me.” K-Foxx continues: “What’s so crazy about it is a morning show trying to have two to three-minute breaks. So it’s three people who [as a team] have a two or three-minute break,” says K-Foxx. Her former show’s time limits mathematically break down to 30-60 seconds of talk per person. “Or you just get left out. There’s definitely some limitations and revamping that went on. But I think that’s radio, period. More music. Less talk.” Former New York mega radio star, turned TV Host, Wendy Williams adds “In terrestrial radio, you can no longer luxuriate over conversations, so I think I got out just in time,” former radio DJ Wendy Williams explained during an interview on Sway in the Morning. “Because it’s all about ‘the music and the jocks be quiet.’ And I don’t care about the music. I’m a personality.” READ COMPLETE EBONY ARTICLE HERE

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STUNNER: Darryl Parks Exits Clear Channel

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– In a story first reported by cincinnati.com's John Kiesewetter, Darryl Parks, VP of New Talk Operations, and programmer of Cincinnati's behemoth talker 700 WLW-AM, was released yesterday from Clear Channel following a reported corporate restructuring. Kiesewetter wrote: "From 1999 through 2010, Parks was arguably the most most influential person in Cincinnati radio ... Parks had a hand in almost every aspect of the station ... Under Park's direction, he had kept WLW-AM No. 1 in the ratings for nine years. In 2010, he was promoted to Clear Channel vice president for news talk operations. He remained based at WLW, and also hosted a 9-11 a.m. show on Saturday. This summer Parks had raised eyebrows in a blog which criticized then acting FCC Chairman Mignon Clyburn's plan to fix the AM band and referred to September's NAB/RAB Radio Show in Orlando as a yearly 'circle jerk' gathering of broadcasters. Since news first broke yesterday, Park's Facebook page was covered with friend's comments of both shock and support. Reach out to Parks HERE

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BLOG: Host Who Went On Sexist Rant Draws Suspension [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– According to blogger Rich Lieberman, KNBR San Francisco 1050 talk host, Damon Bruce (shown) has been suspended indefinitely by the station according to a reliable source. Bruce, who also co-hosts the 49ers pre-game radio show on KNBR was not on the air Sunday morning following on-air rant regarding female sport's reporters. Lieberman writes a source close to the situation said the suspension went down (Saturday). Executives of KNBR owner Cumulus were suppose to have met privately and decided it would be inappropriate for Bruce to work the 49ers pre-game show given the nature of Bruce's anti-women rant last week. Reportedly, Bruce was "crushed" following the suspension as Cumulus awaits public reaction. Another source told Lieberman that Bruce might be fired. KNBR and Cumulus management will reportedly meet today to weigh the reaction. Op's mgr. Lee Hammer is said to have been flooded with email and complaints. Bruce seems to be catching his share of them as well (right) . If, by chance, you're one of few who didn't hear the rant, LISTEN HERE

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Cumulus To Launch ‘NASH Nights Live’ Show With Shawn Parr

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2011 –– Cumulus Media Networks announces the latest expansion of the NASH Country music and lifestyle brand with the launch of “NASH Nights Live” featuring host Shawn Parr. “NASH Nights Live” will launch January 6, 2014 broadcasting live on weekdays from 7 p.m. to midnight – leading directly into the popular “Kickin’ It With Kix” overnight show. Cumulus Media Networks will distribute "NASH Nights Live" to radio stations nationwide. The show will also air on all 84 Country format stations owned by Cumulus, including “America’s Country Station” NASH FM 94.7 in New York City.“This latest Country music offering from Cumulus Media Networks will provide our listeners and advertisers with in-demand NASH programming and we couldn’t be more pleased to have a star of Shawn Parr’s caliber leading the way,” said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-COO of Cumulus. Parr joins Cumulus Media Networks from Go Country 105 in Los Angeles, where he hosts the popular morning show. Parr has been beloved in Country music circles for many years and has also been the voice of Dick Clark Productions for the past 21 years. His voiceover for television and radio includes announcing for the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes and the Academy of Country Music Awards to name a few.

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Embattled Mayor's Show Dropped By Radio Station

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– In case you've been locked in the prize closet, you've no doubt heard about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's recent admission of crack cocaine use, drunken rant video which went viral and local cry for his removal of office. Now you can add dropped radio show to his list of woes. According to The Toronto Sun, Rob (L) and his brother Doug (R) have now had their weekly radio show cancelled at News Talk 1010 in Toronto. Ford and his brother Doug have been hosting the two-hour show since February 2012. In a statement posted on its website, Newstalk 1010 said the station and the Fords "have mutually determined to conclude broadcasts of The City." "Of course, Mayor Ford and Councillor Ford remain welcome at any time as guests on Newstalk 1010," the statement read. Rob, who previously said he does not use crack, and who did not discuss the content of the video, also said he would not step down and planned to run in the next election. PHOTO/CBC NEWS screen grab

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CONDOLENCES: Longtime Alabama GM/Host Killed In Auto Crash

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Longtime Alabama GM/Host, David McDaniel, was found dead in a crashed car over the weekend. According to al.com, David Lynn "Big Dave" McDaniel, 52, was discovered when he didn't home from work Friday night and his wife went looking for him Saturday morning. She traveled the route he would have taken and found his car a hundred feet off the roadway. It reportedly had struck multiple trees. McDaniel was pronounced dead on the scene at just after 9 a.m. McDaniel served as the GM and morning host “Big D and Sweet T” on WTBC / WNPT Catfish Country in Tuscaloosa, AL.In addition to radio, he was also the voice of sports at Samford University. Longtime Alabama radio executive, Kerry Lambert, posted on Facebook: "Dave was one of the nicest guys in the business. I was fortunate to work with him when I came to Birmingham over 20 years ago. He was always professional and dependable. I recently contacted him to congratulate him on his new position in Tuscaloosa. I know he was thrilled to have that opportunity. He will be missed.

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Fitz Takes 'Best Local Personality' For Sixth Year In A Row

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBERT 11TH, 2013 –– Entercom Seattle’s 100.7 The Wolf (KKWF) Fitz In The Morning host Fitz has once again been named “Best Local Radio Personality” by KING-TV’s Evening Magazine “Best of Western Washington” competition. The contest is decided by popular vote and 2013 marks the 6th consecutive year that Fitz has grabbed the top spot in the poll. “Are you serious?” was Fitz’s response to the news. “I am so excited and humbled to receive this award. Seattle truly loves radio and their personalities. I compete with the most talented morning shows in the country every day. I live my emotional roller-coaster of a life on the air every morning and am so glad that my listeners take time out of their busy lives to listen and vote for me." Fitz’s show is also heard on sister station 99.5 The Wolf (KWJJ) in Portland and the radio personality is also the host of the nationally syndicated Powered By Country Countdown, a weekend countdown show.

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KCAL Billboard Takes National Creative Honors

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Lamar Advertising has named Redlands CA. KCAL 96.7 the winner of its national creative competition to incorporate inflatables onto a billboard. According to redlandsdailyfacts.com, the station came up with the winning idea in a brainstorming session with radio personalities and staff in just under two days, said Daryl Norsell, program director and radio host for the station. around fast,” he said. The billboard, shows the station’s slogan, “KCAL Rocks!” next to a giant inflatable hand throwing the “rock horns.” The station settled on the “rock horns” because it signified what is commonly seen in rock shows when the crowd is pumped and ready to rock, Norsell said.

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iHeart Radio Appoints Chris Williams As SVP; Platform Tops 40 Million Registered Users

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– iHeartRadio announced that veteran radio programmer Chris Williams has been named Senior Vice President of iHeartRadio Programming, effective immediately. Williams will be based in New York City and will report to Darren Davis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms and work closely with Brian Lakamp President of Digital and his team. It was announced earlier today that iHeart Radio has surpassed 40 million registered users and 260 million downloads. These figures mark significant milestones for iHeartRadio ‹ and does not include the millions of users who listen to the service's live streaming radio stations -- available without registration ­ which makes iHeartRadio's total reach even greater. iHeartRadio reached this milestone faster than any other digital service, second only to Instagram. The success that iHeartRadio continues to achieve indicates its increasing popularity as a one-stop-shop for music, news and entertainment. In addition to its overall growth in registered users, the entire iHeartRadio network has surpassed 68 million digital unique visitors in October, the highest figure across its network since its launch. "The 40 million user mark is an indication of the type of platforms and content consumers want to access digitally," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "The strides we've made this past year in our offerings have paid off and we plan to increase both the availability and breadth of our product in the months to come." iHeartRadio offers listeners instant access to more than 1,500 of the nation's most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from across the country, mood-related stations "Perfect For" any activity, user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs, and the best on-demand news, talk and entertainment content available today. For a complete list of iHeartRadio apps available across all platforms, visit iHeartRadio.com/apps

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ALT 98.7 LA Names Trey Morgan For Middays, APD/MD

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– LA'S alternative rocker, ALT 98.7 announced Trey Morgan, will join the station as Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Midday Host, effective January 13, 2014. Morgan currently serves as Assistant Music Director and and Late-Night Host at New York's Z100 and a guest contributor for VH1's Big Morning Buzz. He will continue to be heard on Clear Channel radio stations throughout the country as a nationally syndicated on-air personality. Morgan's prior experience also includes programming and on-air roles at KC101 in New Haven, Connecticut. "I can not express how excited I am to join the ALT 98.7 team. I have had the privilege of working at one of the best brands in radio, Z100, while learning from some of the most brilliant programming minds in the business. I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to work with the Z100 team," said Morgan. "I look forward to working closely with the entire Clear Channel Los Angeles team to make an already great radio station even better."

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SIZE MATTERS: Nielsen Audio Ups PPM Sample Size By 6%

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– Nielsen Audio gave broadcasters an early holiday surprise yesterday by announcing it plans to expand the panel size in Portable People Meter (PPM) markets by 6 percent beginning in the second half of 2014. According to a release, Nielsen says This will increase our overall PPM panel by approximately 6 percent, with most of the expansion taking place in markets 31-48. (The average increase across these markets will be approximately 20%.) "We’re also working to include in our panel those demographics that are typically challenging to recruit. By investing in sample improvements to recruit the hardest to reach demos where it is needed most our sample will be even more representative of the overall U.S. population, further enhancing our ability to provide our clients with the most accurate measurement of audio reach and engagement. Finally, we’re looking to improve in-station monitoring of PPM encoding—the audio codes that only a PPM can capture and identify which stations a consumer is listening to—by automating alerts and adding additional monitoring sites. "We created this action plan around the core broadcast radio business following a series of conversations with our clients,” said Mitchell Habib (shown), Chief Operating Officer, Nielsen. “As we make progress against the plan we will share additional insight into our investments."

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WestwoodOne To Help Marketers With New Full-Service Production Studio

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– WestwoodOne is helping marketers develop world-class audio with the launch of WestwoodOne Studio, a full-service Creative Services division. WestwoodOne Studio is powered in part by TM Studios. WestwoodOne Studio will provide multi-platform marketing solutions including on-air, digital and experiential components, built upon the company’s core service producing engaging audio experiences that connect people with their passions in life. “Audio plays a vital role in the new media landscape and WestwoodOne is uniquely positioned to help marketers integrate creative, multiplatform audio advertising into the mix,” said Paul Caine (shown), CEO of WestwoodOne. “Marketers need a reliable partner who understands how, where and when today’s mobile consumers are interacting with audio and the ability to develop audio content that can stand out from the competition. Be it mobile, terrestrial or digital consumption, the team at WestwoodOne Studio has the talent and expertise to create the most compelling and effective advertising to give our marketers the most exposure.”For more information about WestwoodOne Studio, you can reach Christina Albee, CMO at 212.419.2912.

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Portland's 98.7 The Bull Takes CMA's Station Of The Year Honors

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– The New 98.7, The Bull (KUPL) accepted the award for CMA Radio Station of the Year Wednesday night at the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, TN. The awards show was broadcast on national television and hosted by country artists Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. The Bull won “Radio Station of the Year” in the Major Market category. This award is a huge win for the country music lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest.
Commenting on the award, Alpha Broadcasting Director of Programming, Scott Mahalick (shown) said, “We have a great live and local community minded team that are super passionate about what they do every day. I am proud, humbled and honored that KUPL won!” “This award highlights the effort and dedication our fearless team makes to stay live, local and connected to the community,” said Milt McConnell, Alpha Broadcasting Senior VP and Market Manager. The New 98.7, The Bull is owned and operated by Alpha Broadcasting.

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ON THE RADIO: Dolphin's Brian Hartline Weighs In On Incognito Controversy With Paul & Young Ron; KORN Joins KDOT's Fatboy; Bethany Frankel Rips On Omarosa With 'ZHT's Frankie And DB; Plus, Our First-Ever Interview From Iceland With Chris Hemsworth On K100's Svali And Svavar Show; John Records Landecker Hits The Post For Pete McMurray [AUDIO +VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 - Our readers tell us linked interviews are one of their favorite attractions of Jockline Daily. With help from yesterday's inbox, they'll be happy to know we're going full throttle today. We start with the syndicated “Paul & Young Ron Show" who interviewed Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (left). He offered a perspective on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation, sounded off on how he says the media has characterized things within the team’s locker room and explains why some of the players are now speaking out. PHOTO/Stu Opperman WATCH HERE ––––––––––– Next up, nice chat with KORN guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer who interviewed on the KDOT Rock 104.5's Fatboy prior to the band's concert in Reno, Nevada. According to blabbermouth.net, KORN captured the No. 1 spot on the Active Rock airplay chart with its single "Never Never" from the band's eleventh studio album, "The Paradigm Shift". At the same time, "Never Never" has vaulted to the No. 2 position on the Mainstream Rock airplay chart. Welch left KORN in 2005 after he converted to Christianity and got off drugs. He rejoined them for a handful of live performances last year before officially becoming part of the lineup again in early 2013. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE ––––––––––––– Frankie C on 971` ZHT Salt Lake City talked yesterday with Bethenny Frankel and began by saying they were a little gun shy because of our last interview with her. Frankie told Bethenny 'she was kind of mean... She reminded them that at the time she was pregnant and explained hormones may have had something to do with that. Once past this point, he asked her about the highly publicized Omarosa feud. As the story goes, they made a 10K bet, Bethenny lost, and now thinks Omarosa's charity is BS! She eluded that she thinks Omarosa's going to pocket the 10k! OUCH - LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE -–––––––––––––– Jockline Daily got our first-ever link from Iceland. Be forewarned, before getting to Chris Hemsworth, that language you hear is Icelandic, which is northern German. The interview proceeds in English. K100's Svali and Svavar interviewed superhero Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who stars as the main character in the new movie Thor: The Dark World, which recently aired in movie theaters in Iceland. The hosts explained that they applied for an interview in August and had to go through a strict screening process. Svali and Svavar polled the audience for questions and, not surprisingly, most of the males wanted to know about his physique and how he stays in such great shape. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE ––––––––––– Finally, check out John Records Landecker "hittin' the post" for WGN's Pete McMurray LISTEN HERE

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MOTION: Kevin Powell, Craig Collins & Scott Miller Go Full-time On WGN Chicago; Bethany Kent Heads To Hot 97 New York; Candy & Potter Headed To New Gig; Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins Call It Quits At WTVR-FM/Richmond

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– Longtime Chicago comedian/radio guy Scott Miller (left)goes full-time at WGN Chicago. He's joined by fellow executive producers, Kevin Powell and Craig Collins who are also reported to be going full-time as well. On Miller's Facebook Page he post: After 45 days working freelance, I am now one of the newest full time employees at WGN Radio. During my freelance time on The Pete McMurray Show, I have booked: Buddy Guy, Billy Corgan, Mike Love, Dr Oz, Paul Rodriguez, Frankie Valli, Nora Dunn, Lester Holt, Nick Offerman, Arron Paul, Mo Rocca, Kevin Cronin, and Bruce Hornsby to name a few. Famed Comedy Club owner Jamie Masada voted me "Chicago's Funniest Media Personality" at Laugh Factory Chicago! "I have dedicated my life to radio since the age of 12. I have had incredible leaders along the way, Biondi, Gehron, Winfrey…and now to be able to add De Castro to that list….I am forever grateful." ––––––– Wired 96.5/Philly's Promotion Director Bethany Kent is now headed to Emmis Hot 97)/New York where she'll perform similar duties. ––––––––––– WWQM-FM/Madison, WI, morning hosts Candy & Potter are said to be leaving in January for an undisclosed opportunity outside of Madison. They arrived at WWQM-FM in January, 2012 KMPS-FM/Seattle. Look for an update on this soon. ––––––––––– Meanwhile, Bevins and Shelly Perkins, longtime host of Lite 98/WTVR-FM Richmond for the past 13 years announced yesterday they'll be leaving. They told the timesdispatch.com “We both have jobs lined up outside of radio.” PD Dave Symonds is now searching for new hosts.

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Royal Prank Station Loses Bid To Block Probe

THE MOUTH, NOVEMB ER 8TH, 2013 –– In a story which began last year and followed closely by Jockline Daily, it appears the news will continue for awhile longer. Yesterday, the Federal Court rejected a petition by the station, 2Day FM, ruling the national media watchdog can proceed with an investigation into whether the station broke the law or breached its licence conditions according to The Daily Telegraph. The Australian Communications and Authority will now examine whether 2Day FM breached its licence conditions by illegally using a surveillance device to record the call. Local telecommunications laws forbid the secret recording of conversations or the broadcasting of such recordings without consent from the person concerned. The prank call which aired on December 4 2012, was followed days later by the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who took the call from hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian. 2Day FM took legal action to try to block the investigation, saying the watchdog did not have the power to investigate whether it broke the law. Justice Richard Edmonds rejected the argument, ruling that the investigation can proceed and that any findings by the watchdog would be unlikely to prejudice criminal proceedings. Christian returned to the air in February, while Greig has remained idle and barely appeared in public. This comes as added disappointment to 2Day FM, whose top-rating breakfast duo, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, announced just days ago that they were quitting.

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Radio's 'Money Pit' and TV's 'This Old House' Team Superstorm Sandy Anniversary Specials

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– 'The Money Pit' Home Improvement Show and broadcast partner 'This Old House 'recently wrapped up their weekly specials entitled “Jersey Shore Rebuilds”. The programs chronicled the renovations of three badly damaged homes by Superstorm Sandy in three iconic Jersey Shore towns along the state’s barrier islands. The Money Pit was given exclusive behind-the-scenes access to bring the stories of these renovations, and the victims behind them. In addition to the special radio broadcasts, Money Pit host Tom Kraeutler (shown right)was a guest on this past weekend’s This Old House program. Tom's shown above with TOH's Kevin O'Conner.

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EBONY: Former Hosts Weigh In On State Of Black Radio

“Terrestrial Radio ... it’s all about ‘the music and the jocks be quiet.’ And I don’t care about the music. I’m a personality.” Williams

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– Former radio hosts Wendy Williams, K-Foxx & Sway Calloway and others are featured in a new Ebony feature article titled The State of Black Radio: Death of The Communicator. They cite the sudden firing of Hot 97 morning show co-host K-Foxx who described her experience as liberating: “I think that sometime these corporations hire communicators to do a job and be a personality. But I think when you shine too bright, they want to dim your light .." “Black radio, when it first started, was the voice of the community,” says Sway Calloway, now an MTV personality and radio host on Sirius/XM’s Shade 45. “Black radio [today] in most cases—not all—let down the community, because it doesn’t really talk about the community. It just talks to it. It’s not a conversation going on with the community. It’s not informative. It’s one big gossip report to me.” K-Foxx continues: “What’s so crazy about it is a morning show trying to have two to three-minute breaks. So it’s three people who [as a team] have a two or three-minute break,” says K-Foxx. Her former show’s time limits mathematically break down to 30-60 seconds of talk per person. “Or you just get left out. There’s definitely some limitations and revamping that went on. But I think that’s radio, period. More music. Less talk.” Former New York mega radio star, turned TV Host, Wendy Williams adds “In terrestrial radio, you can no longer luxuriate over conversations, so I think I got out just in time,” former radio DJ Wendy Williams explained during an interview on Sway in the Morning. “Because it’s all about ‘the music and the jocks be quiet.’ And I don’t care about the music. I’m a personality.” READ COMPLETE EBONY ARTICLE HERE

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STUNNER: Darryl Parks Exits Clear Channel

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– In a story first reported by cincinnati.com's John Kiesewetter, Darryl Parks, VP of New Talk Operations, and programmer of Cincinnati's behemoth talker 700 WLW-AM, was released yesterday from Clear Channel following a reported corporate restructuring. Kiesewetter wrote: "From 1999 through 2010, Parks was arguably the most most influential person in Cincinnati radio ... Parks had a hand in almost every aspect of the station ... Under Park's direction, he had kept WLW-AM No. 1 in the ratings for nine years. In 2010, he was promoted to Clear Channel vice president for news talk operations. He remained based at WLW, and also hosted a 9-11 a.m. show on Saturday. This summer Parks had raised eyebrows in a blog which criticized then acting FCC Chairman Mignon Clyburn's plan to fix the AM band and referred to September's NAB/RAB Radio Show in Orlando as a yearly 'circle jerk' gathering of broadcasters. Since news first broke yesterday, Park's Facebook page was covered with friend's comments of both shock and support. Reach out to Parks HERE

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Host Battles With Armed Robber In Parking Lot As Friend Listens In [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– 96.3/WMAD-FM Madison host, Abby Rhodes returned to the air yesterday sporting a few bruised and scratches but, thankfully, alright, following a violent armed robbery in a parking lot. According to a Monona Police Department report they stated: A female subject had just parked her car in a lot behind a building in the 5700 Block of Monona Drive when she was robbed of her purse by a subject armed with a handgun. After pulling the victim down to the ground, the subject fled with the victim’s purse towards the area of the Village Lanes bowling alley. A perimeter was established and a K-9 was quickly on scene, however the track ended unsuccessfully." The attacker was described and numbers and contacts were given for any leads. Rhodes told WKOW-TV " "I just saw the gun, right here." She said she felt the man grab her purse as she spoke to a friend on her cell phone. Even after she saw the gun pointed at her, Rhodes struggled with the man, falling to the ground, as the man eventually yanked the purse out of her hand and took off. Rhodes was screaming and her Katie Sommers listened in from Florida. "It was horrible," said Sommers. Somewhat jokingly, Rhodes said her purse contained three dollars, her ID and a couple credit cards. PHOTO/screen grab WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Kordell Stewart Blasts Ex-Wife On The Radio Over Comments; Says "I'm 100% Man" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– On Season 6 premier of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta“, Kordell Stewart‘s estranged wife, Porsha Stewart, made strong suggestions about onetime superstar quarterback, Kordell Stewart's sexual orientation which went insane viral. Yesterday on V103 Atlanta's Ryan Cameron Morning Show made it clear, saying “I’m a 100% man!” He also addressed rumors of him being arrested in Pittsburgh for indecent acts with a transvestite; if he intends to sue for slander; whether he wanted to salvage his marriage after he filed for divorce; and how he feels about Porsha now. 'No! I promise you on my life and everything that I'm a part of including my son, and on my father who's no longer here, that that has never happened, nor will anything ever come up... ever come up with no dude. About me and nothing… People can say what they want to say,' said Kordell. On RHOA's season opener, Porsha talked about their breakup: ‘He had no reason to divorce me ... ‘There were definitely times in the marriage that Kordell didn’t necessarily want me, physically, and that made me wonder, what does he want?’ Porsha asked. ‘When we first got together, I asked him about rumors of him being gay, because family members were bringing it up to me and friends were asking me about it, and he explained it away,’ Porsha said. WATCH PART 1 & 2 of Interview HERE

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Mitch Barns Tapped As Nielsen’s Next CEO

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– Nielsen Holdings announced yesterday that beginning January 1, 2014, Dwight M. (“Mitch”) Barns will succeed David L. Calhoun as Chief Executive Officer according to Business Wire. Barns is a 28-year marketing veteran who has spent the last 16 years at Nielsen building broad experience leading the Company’s core businesses globally, regionally and in the U.S. Calhoun will become Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, at which time Nielsen’s current Chairman of the Board, James M. Kilts, will step down as Chairman, but will remain a Board Member. "I am honored by this opportunity to serve Nielsen as its Chief Executive Officer, and I am thankful for the Board’s vote of confidence," said Barns. “Throughout my 16 years at this company, I’ve been privileged to work side-by-side with talented leaders and associates in Nielsen businesses across the world. I look forward to continuing our work together to anticipate client needs with ongoing innovation and expand our footprint in developing markets, while consistently delivering growth and enhancing shareholder value," he added. Barns is a long-time marketing expert who joined Nielsen in 1997. He is currently President, Global Client Service, overseeing $5.5 billion in revenue and leading the efforts of Nielsen’s Watch and Buy client service teams worldwide.

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WRXK's Stan & Haney To Air 5,000th Show This Friday

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– Longtime Southwest Florida host Stan and Haney will celebrate their 5,000th radio show this Friday. Having first joined Beasley's WRXK, K-Rock/96.1 FM in 1993, Stan Nawalaniec and Mark Haney (shown) will mark the occasion with a live broadcast from The Seminole Casino. This will be followed by a party from 6-8 p.m. which will be open to the public. They told newspress.com, “While at 96 K-Rock, we’ve gone through five general managers, nine program directors and multiple morning and afternoon timeslots,” Stan says,“but we’ve never doubted our passion for radio and for this community. The best part of our day is getting behind the mic.” In a company release, Beasley Broadcast Group Vice President and Market Manager Brad Beasley said the duo have had a dramatic impact on local listeners. “Through the years, loyal fans have stood steadfast as Stan and Haney woke them up in the mornings, accompanied them on their ride home from work, alerted them of natural disasters and led them by example to support local neighbors in need,” he said. “Stan & Haney make you laugh, they make you think. “Their mantra, ‘Blue skies, every day’s a gift,’ reminds us all to be grateful. And I can tell you, we sure are grateful for them!"

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FCC Slaps Conan O'Brien Show With $25,000 Fine For Airing Simulated Emergency Alert

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– Note to radio hosts: if you're looking for some wacky sounds to promote a guest, avoid anything that sounds like an emergency alert. It could cost you or the station big time. This was the case for TBS' Conan O'Brien's Late Show which aired a such a sound in its April 26th broadcast. A commercial used emergency alert tones to promote the appearance of Jack Black on "Conan" on April 26, 2012, according to the FCC. The FCC has now slapped a $25,000 fine on TBS for airing the promo which resembled an emergency alert. FCC regulations prohibit stations from simulating the sounds of the Emergency Alert System when there is no emergency or authorized test. According to The Hill, TBS can still challenge the fine, which has not been finalized. The cable station did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday, but in documents filed with the FCC, it said the promotion was produced in a tight timeframe, and the production team did not submit it for review.

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Dave & Jimmy Take On PD'isms In Parody 'What Does Our Boss Say' [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– We want to be up front and say, this story is totally 'inside' humor which, most likely, unless you're on-air may cause you to say 'huh?' For those on-air, however, you won't be able to post it quick enough to your Facebook page. It comes from the Syndicated, CCME WNCI-FM Columbus based Dave & Jimmy Show who sing "What Does Our Boss Say." A parody of purported expressions heard by their boss, Michael McCoy (shown). Among the lines include: "Quit insulting Ryan Seacrest", Put that on the internet," "You guys should do more charity appearances. I won't be there, but you should." Plus our favorite: "We need to have more meetings so I can tell the higher-ups we have meetings." Finally, "Quit insulting Ryan Seacrest (yes, they repeat twice). (Any of this sound familiar?) McCoy was going to respond, but wrote: I'd like to say something, but unfortunately.... The song is pretty accurate." LISTEN HERE

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

Katy Perry Tops Capital Jingle Bell Ball Lineup

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball has secured Katy Perry, Disclosure, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Olly Murs, Union J, James Arthur and Naughty Boy – for day one. The line-up was revealed on London’s Capital FM Breakfast show this morning, with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon in London and regional presenters following the same script. Last year, over 30,000 attended the event at the O2 to see the likes of Pink, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Girls Aloud and The Wanted. Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball raises money for the station’s flagship charity, Help A Capital Child.

Melanie C joins Emma Bunton For Switch-On - Heart breakfast presenters Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) are hosting the Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch-On event this year. And Emma Bunton will become one of the acts as she is being reunited with her former Spice Girls band member Melanie C (Sporty Spice) to sing a song or two. Also appearing at the event on Saturday 9th November will be Leona Lewis, Passenger and Eliza Doolittle, followed by Actor Ty Burrell and Hollywood film director Rob Minkoff who will both flick the switch. Emma announced the news on Heart breakfast on Friday.

Radio 2 heads to Nashville For Specials - Coverage of the Country Music Association Awards will be part of a special week of country themed programmes on BBC Radio 2 this month. Shows include Patrick Kielty live from Nashville previewing the CMAs in a three hour show of celebrity guests and live music. He also goes out and about in Nashville to discover the food, fashion and fame of America’s Music City. A Bob Harris Country special showcases two multi-CMA award winning artists, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum, featuring highlights from two concerts recorded for Radio 2 in 2011. He also presents highlights from the inaugural C2C: Country to Country festival which took place at the O2 Arena in London earlier this year. Cerys Matthews makes a personal trip back to Nashville, where she lived for some years, to examine the country music industry from a woman’s perspective in her two-part documentary, Cerys and the Women of Country, and almost 50 years after his tragic death in a plane crash at the age of just 40, Sir Terry Wogan explores the life of a country legend in Welcome To My World: The Jim Reeves Story which marks the life and career of the man who brought ‘country’ to the masses. If you need a British broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK – Please call me on +44 7752 416905.

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Yahoo CEO Reaches Out To Ryan Seacrest For Content Ideas

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– If humanly possible, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is now reaching out to Ryan Seacrest for yet another business opportunity. According to allthingsdigital.com, Mayer has engaged in preliminary discussions with Seacrest’s entertainment production company about what one source called “interesting business opportunities.” Having covered pretty much all of media's platforms, writer Kara Swisher says "It’s largely been in traditional media zones like television. You may thank him now for unleashing the Kardashians upon the world, as well as the “Shahs of Sunset. But, the energetic media mogul has been increasingly interested in moving into the digital entertainment arena — he’s also been increasing his personal investing in the space." This may explain Mayer's tech celeb status to interest Seacrest as well as a number of prominent media types to come look at the company as a viable platform for high-profile endeavors. Swisher adds "Any deal with Seacrest would not be like the one that (Katie) Couric is mulling with Yahoo. She is talking to Mayer about doing an interview show that would run on the Yahoo home page." Apparently, Mayer has been strengthening Yahoo's online video efforts as a means to grow Yahoo’s revenue, along with mobile, and sources report she has talked internally about creating some kind of competitor to Google’s YouTube. Swisher says she pinged Yahoo for a comment, and a spokesperson for Seacrest declined to comment. According to Wikipedia, Mayer was ranked number 14 on the list of America's most powerful businesswomen of 2012 by Fortune magazine.

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Brother Wease To Be Honored By Veteran's Group [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– As rochester homepage.net reports, Brother Wease, one of Rochester's most dominant morning host for nearly 30 years has never shied away from making others squirm. Now, he may have finally met his match: The Veterans Outreach Center. The 95.1 The Brew host says "I've always saw my life as a series of movies and acts. And I've had a lot of very different ones." Vietnam was one of them. "Those Vietnam years were unbelievably life changing. I mean I was an infantryman. I made bonds with fellas that changed my life in other ways. And everything, I mean you are who you are. And Vietnam and the service has got a lot to do with who I am." Wease was an Army para-trooper. Most people did one or two tours in Vietnam. But former Veterans Outreach Center Board Chairman, Stirlin Harris, says Wease went above and beyond. "And Brother Wease went and did three tours. Which is quite a feat. And I'm glad he survived because Rochester is better for it." It's Veterans Day, Monday November 11, 2013 and Brother Wease is being honored. "It is a great honor, but I just wish I got it without having to go to that thing. I have to speak and stuff. I get uptight." Surprised by the response, he tells the reporter: Yeah, in front of people. This is radio. Radio. Nobody is here but us." WATCH VIDEO HERE

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CCME Becomes Official Broadcast Home For Miami Marlins

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– CCME announced today a partnership with the Miami Marlins, making 940 WINZ-AM the official English radio broadcast home of the Marlins, beginning with the 2014 season. 940 WINZ-AM, Miami's Sports Animal, will feature full Miami Marlins coverage with live game broadcasts, pre- and post-game analysis as well as daily game recaps with coaches and players. In addition, The Hot Stove Report, a half hour long show covering Marlins and Major League Baseball news will air each weekend during the off-season. 940 WINZ-AM is also the radio broadcast home of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Gators football and basketball and carries NFL games throughout the season. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami is thrilled to partner with the Miami Marlins and provide comprehensive game coverage for our listeners," said Lonny Anger, Market President, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami. "As two-time World Series Champions, they have proven they have what it takes to succeed, and we look forward to serving their loyal fan base."

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Rogers Media Lays Off 94 In Media Division

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Amid declining ad revenues, layoff notices were passed out to 94 employees on Tuesday at one of Canada's largest media conglomerates, Rogers Media. In addition to publishing some of the country's magazines, it also operates television networks, 55 radio stations and specialty channels such as Sportsnet and FX Canada according to theglobeandmail.com. In a company memo, President Keith Pelley (shown) wrote "...It’s a new era in the media industry, one that is challenging yet full of opportunity. These changes are driven by the rapid pace of technological advancement, the increase in global choices for consumers, and an ever-changing advertising market ... Decisions like these are never easy, but are necessary. I know you join me in thanking these individuals for their contributions to Rogers Media, and in wishing them success in the future. Although today is a difficult day, we must not lose sight of your recent successes. We have made significant strides in transforming our business to drive growth and remain competitive with the launch of such initiatives as Next Issue Canada, our investment in The Shopping Channel, and the expansion of brands, such as Chatelaine and Sportsnet, across multiple platforms. These are all important integrated efforts of which we should all be very proud." Reportedly, 1310 News” CIWW Ottawa and News 95.7 CJNI will replace their midday news programming with a simulcast of Sports talk from Sportsnet 590”CJCL Toronto.

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Seth Meyers Talks 'Late Nite' With Dave Ryan: "Don't Think We'll Have A Band" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– After 13 seasons with NBC's long running 'Saturday Night Live,' Seth Meyers will be leaving the SNL Update Desk and taking over 'Late Night' on February 24th. This week he joined KDWB's Dave Ryan Show for an in-house, one-on-one with Mr. Ryan himself. Myers, who just got married, confirmed that, true to rumors, he did indeed tie a ribbon with the engagement ring around his dog's neck to surprise his soon-to-be wife. As for the upcoming show, Myers told Dave that he plans to bring some of the SNL skit elements and characters to the show and, as a writer, he'll put a lot of emphasis on the monologue. As for a band, "I don't think we'll a band," says Myers but he'll have someone playing music. He added that he's not as musically gifted as Jimmy (Fallon), who he'll follow on the show, "so 'we'll leave him to dominate that field." Dave tells Jockline Daily, "He was a super-easy interview and it really helped that I love him on SNL. He's one of those guys that puts you at ease right away. The people watching were TV station staffers, his management and Falen from KDWB. It was taped yesterday." WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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MOTION: Talk Shows USA To Syndicate “Life As You Own It” Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Talk Shows USA has entered into an Agreement to syndicate the Life As You Own It program with Mark McDougald (right) and Co-host Craig Miller (left). For the past two years the program has been airing on KMBZ AM/FM in Kansas City and is now in national syndication. Host Mark McDougald said, “When we decided to go national and considered different syndicators, Skip’s name kept coming up, so it was quite easy as to who we wanted to syndicate our program.” Skip Joeckel, President of Talk Shows USA had the following comment about the program, “There aren’t many programs (if any) that deal with renters, buyers, home owners and sellers -- and that’s what the Life As You Own It program is all about, and then some. I think Program Directors are going to like the wide audience it brings and Sales Managers are going to like the new advertising prospects they’ll be able to call on.”

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KUDOS: 94.7 Fresh FM's Kelly Collis Gets Engaged [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Kelly Collis, co-host of The Tommy Show on 94.5 Fresh FM Washington DC is officially packing a giant engagement ring (photo). She told Jockline Daily "I was literally swept off my feet Tuesday night in the most romantic proposal with the man of my dreams, Patrick. It was a complete surprise and was so lucky to be able to celebrate with my friends and family." Meanwhile, adding to the surprises, Pat Monahan from the band Train, prepared a special diddy for her - WATCH HERE. She promises more details coming soon. She also promised that she would make sure whenever a date is set, it wouldn't conflict with next year's Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago Aug. 7th & 8th. You have to set your priorities you know. SEND KELLY YOUR BEST WISHES HERE

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Dan Sileo And Family Go Into Hiding Following Death Threats

He And Station Announce Parting Of The Ways Following Tweet

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Following Dan Sileo's tweet on Sunday offering to pay $1000 to any Miami Hurricane player who would take out Devonta Freeman the next time they faced rival Florida State Seminoles, Sileo later posted news of his exit from 640 AM/WMEN Miami on Facebook: "We thank 640 AM SPORTS for having us on the station the last few months..was VERY COOL!!....With that...640 and myself are parting ways over a TWEET I made about an FSU player who I thought was DISRESPECTING the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI...It was a moment of emotion when I said I would like to pay $1000 for anybody to take him out.....NOW....I NEVER thought ANYBODY would take that serious but they have...a MOUNTAIN of BACKLASH has come against 640 and my family...There are NOW DEATH THREATS against me and my family and I have hired a private COP to protect US....So we UNDERSTAND that some of U took my comment serious.....AGAIN....Was just an EX Player saying a feeling that was wrong....To FSU...we APOLOGIZE...NO WAY would I ever want a kid hurt.....GOOD LUCK TO 640 AND THE CANES!" WMEN then posted at their website: “As a result of Dan Sileo's action on his personal Twitter account on Nov. 3, 2013, WMEN has terminated his independent contractor relationship with the station. The ownership, staff and management of WMEN 640 sports do not condone his actions which have no place in sports.” Later on Twitter he posted that he and family have since gone into hiding (left).

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Art Bell Exits SiriusXM After Short Stint [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 –– Looks like Art Bell's 'Dark Matter' which joined SiriusXM's line-up on September 16th is leaving the air after just a month and a half, according to siriusbuzz.com, when Bell first signed with SiriusXM he had only glowing things to say about "SiriusXM: "It's the perfect fit for me and my new show Art Bell’s Dark Matter .. Though invisible, dark matter accounts for gravitational forces observed in the universe—expect these forces to be at work in the uncensored, unrestricted creative arena of satellite radio, a medium with truly extraterrestrial reach," said Bell. Meanwhile, this week at his website, it featured audio where he expressed concern that the SiriusXM streaming mobile app and web player are not up to the job (1001 errors) and suggests that we (artbell.com) serve the program LIVE using other Internet streaming protocols (Icecast), to allow a more favorable listening experience and to allow the streaming of the LIVE program for FREE all over the world." He added "You would still use your SiriusXM subscription to listen to the archives on demand, and be able to download programs with your SiriusXM mobile app to listen while off line. The LIVE program would be available for 4 hours each of the 4 days a week via an alternative streaming service, on ArtBell.com, allowing a larger audience to call in and participate. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Clear Channel & The Mets Team For Marketing Partnership

Launch Multimedia Marketing Partnership; 710 WOR To Become Flagship

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced the launch of a five-year landmark multimedia marketing partnership. 710 WOR will now become the flagship radio station of the Mets, broadcasting Spring Training, regular season, and post season games as well as the team's pre- and post-game shows. Beyond broadcasting the games on WOR, the multifaceted strategic alliance includes Mets-related programming and promotion through all of Clear Channel's multi-platform media assets, including radio, digital, outdoor and music/entertainment events. Other key elements include The Mets being marketed across all six top-rated Clear Channel New York radio stations and will work with each station on custom promotional opportunities on air and during Mets home games at Citi Field. Stations include Z100 (100.3 WHTZ-FM), KTU (103.5 WKTU-FM), LITE FM (106.7 WLTW-FM), Q104.3 (104.3 WAXQ-FM), Power 105.1 (105.1 WWPR-FM) and WOR 710 AM.

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MOTION: Julio Aponte Promoted to SVP Of Hispanic Initiatives At SBG

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 –– Sun Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has elevated Julio Aponte to Senior Vice President of Hispanic Initiatives. Aponte, who joined Sun earlier this year, had been serving as Director of Hispanic Sales. In his new role Aponte will be in charge of researching, developing and launching new programming and affiliate partnerships exclusive to Sun Latino, Sun’s Spanish Language division. He will also oversee sales strategies as well as develop new measurement and accountability initiatives that will be implemented across the network. “When we welcomed Julio to the Sun family earlier this year, I knew he would be quickly become an important member of our executive team.” said Jason Bailey, Sun Broadcast Group CEO. In addition to sales and promotional offerings with CNN en Español, Fox Deportes and customized, local weather forecasts with AccuWeather en Español, Sun Latino is also home to MusiMundo, an all music network and InfoMundo, a national business and information network.

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Brandi Glanville 'Unfiltered' Comes To PodcastOne

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 –– Brandi Glanville (left), star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” debuts her podcast, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered, today on PodcastOne, a division of Courtside Entertainment Group. Glanville welcomes actress Jennifer Gimenez and television personality Dr. Will Kirby as her first guests. In addition to interviewing star guests on the one-hour show, Glanville dishes about pop culture, fashion and celebrity gossip. New shows will air on a weekly basis. “It’s great being the one who gets to ask the questions,” said Glanville. “We’re making the show entertaining, informative, fun and as spontaneous as possible, so you never know what someone is going to say next.” PodcastOne Chairman/CEO Norm Pattiz (left) said, “Brandi is a natural, in every sense of the word. No thought goes unspoken and what you hear is who she is. She was born for this medium." Glanville joins the popular line-up of PodcastOne personalities and brands which include Kathie Lee Gifford, Dan Patrick, Adam Carolla and more.

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Ryan Seacrest And Jason Derulo Head To Cincinnati To Dedicate New Studio At Children’s Hospital

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 –– Looks like the folks at KISS 107/Cincinnati are getting ready for some special guests on November 18th. Arriving in town for the dedication of his latest Ryan Seacrest Foundation offering will be Seacrest along with singer Jason Derulo. For the occasion, KISS 107/WKFS-FM has begun an online auction to meet Ryan Seacrest or singer Jason Derulo.The minimum bid is $1,000. All proceeds benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Other items include a pair of tickets to the Selena Gomez’s Columbus concert, plus a meet and greet. There's also a Guitars signed by The Fray, Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons and a chance to co-Host a Friday Night Show on Kiss107. Read more at KISS 107 WEBSITE

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Voiceover Legend, Joe Cipriano Releases Autobiography: 'Living On Air' Adventures In Broadcasting

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 –– Benztown Radio Networks has announced that voiceover legend Joe Cipriano has released his autobiography, Living On Air: Adventures in Broadcasting, now available on Amazon, NOOK, iTunes, and www.livingonairbook.com. The book, written with Cipriano’s wife, Ann Cipriano, reveals the man behind the familiar voice, and tells the storied life of Cipriano, who started on his journey as a radio d.j. in 1969 at age 14, growing up on the air and culminating as one of the world’s most instantly recognized voiceover artists. Living On Air chronicles the history of radio from the days when radio was boss, through radio’s digital age. He describes the transition to voiceover and his first few awkward attempts and relives his stories with athletes and celebrities like Martin Short, Jimmy Connors and Tony Bennett. "It was such a wonderful experience in writing this book to travel back in time and recreate the era of the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s and paint a picture of what radio was like then." Joe Cipriano is heard daily on radio, TV, in movie theaters, award shows and game shows. He is currently the signature voice of the Fox Television Network comedies and CBS Network comedies, voicing promos for Two and a Half Men (CBS), Rules of Engagement (CBS), Mike and Molly (CBS), The Talk (CBS) and The Simpsons (Fox). Joe is the in-show announcer for top-rated shows like “America’s Got Talent”, “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”, “Million Dollar Mind Game”, the Primetime Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, PGA Awards and many more.

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Jimmy Kimmel Set To Host Live Howard Stern Birthday Bash

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013/PRNewswire –– Howard Stern and Sirius XM Radio announced "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash," a first for Howard since he started on satellite radio, on an entirely new scale. The live broadcast from a special location in New York City will air exclusively on SiriusXM. The event will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Further details -- including the major New York venue, VIP guests and performers, special on-air content related to the Birthday Bash and other unique surprises -- will be revealed by Howard Stern in the coming weeks and months on The Howard Stern Show on Howard's two exclusive SiriusXM channels, Howard 100 and Howard 101. "With this birthday bash, we are finally one step closer to making my birthday the national holiday it deserves to be," said Howard Stern. "I am honored and excited to take part in a celebration of the life of my friend and hero Howard Stern. This should be the best BaBa-birthday party ever," said Jimmy Kimmel.For more information, visit www.howardstern.com and www.siriusxm.com.

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PEW STUDY: 45% Of 18-29 Year Olds Are Twitter News Consumers

Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 –– According to a new PEW Study, 45% of Twitter news consumers are 18-29 years old. That is more than twice that of the population overall (21%) and also outpaces young adults’ representation among Facebook news consumers, where 34% are 18-29 years old. Further, just 2% of Twitter news consumers are 65 or older, compared with 18% of the total population and 7% of Facebook news consumers. Twitter news consumers also tend to be more educated than the general population and than Facebook news consumers. Four-in-ten (40%) Twitter news consumers have at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 29% of the total population and 30% of Facebook news consumers. Separately, Pew Research Center tracked and analyzed the Twitter conversations surrounding 10 major news events that occurred between May 2011 and October 2013. The events ranged from the opening night of the summer Olympics to the Newtown Conn. school shootings to the Supreme Court hearings on same-(s)ex marriage. Using computer software developed by Crimson Hexagon, researchers examined which elements of the news events were discussed, the tone of the tweets and the ebb and flow of Twitter engagement. From that research, three central themes emerge: READ FULL REPORT HERE

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Fox Sport's Radio's Bill Reiter: "I Thought I Was Going To Die" Called Wife To Say Goodbye [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– FOX Sports Radio host Bill Reiter (inset) was present when the shooting broke out at Los Angeles International Airport last Friday. Following the incident, he joined Jay Mohr Sports live from the scene at Terminal 3 and shared his personal story, an experience he didn’t think he’d survive. Mohr: "Live from Los Angeles International Airport, Bill Reiter…what the hell’s going on over there?" Reiter: "I'm just happy to be alive. So, this morning, I was at the Virgin Terminal waiting for my flight - my delayed flight like a lot of other people. People began running and screaming in mass down the hallway toward me, followed shortly by gunfire. Most of us, including me, tried to dive under these benches we didn’t fit under - it was a very surreal scene. I called my wife to say goodbye to her and my kids. It sort of felt like a very Columbine moment where, frankly, I thought I was going to die. And then, I believe, there was more gunfire. It was very chaotic and then we all got up and, more or less like a riot, forced our way out of an exit door onto the tarmac where we didn't belong, where we felt safer."

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Miami Host Tweets $1,000 Bounty To Take Out Rival Football Player; Says Later He Was Kidding

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Certainly no stranger to controversy, former Miami defensive lineman, turned radio host, Dan Sileo (shown) of 640 Sports/Miami, tweeted an offer to Florida Hurricane players to injure a rival Florida State Seminole player. The tweet followed the Seminole's 41-14 blowout of Hurricanes on Saturday. . According to CBS/Miami, the bounty of $1,000 was for any Miami player to injure Devonta Freeman during a rematch between the two schools. On Sunday morning, Sileo tweeted “in 6 weeks…I will PAY A $1000 BUCKS to ANY @hurricanesports PLAYER to TAKES THIS KID OUT #MHFREEMAN” He then posted a picture of the player he wanted injured, running back Devonta Freeman. Sileo has since deleted the tweet and said he was only kidding. 640 Sports told the Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds, “640 Sports is just as shocked and stunned as everyone else by this tweet.” The station’s executive producer, Marc Eisenberg told the AP the station is “still looking into the situation.” Sileo was fired earlier this year from 560 AM after suggesting Miami players stab the opposing quarterback after a loss to Kansas State. He was also suspended after a series of misogynistic comments directed towards Erin Andrews, including one tweet that said "Love Erin Andrews either naked or in a porn. Not at a sports desk."

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Host Sues City Following Injury From K9 Dog Demonstration

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Former B105.3 Dothan host, Jerry Broadway (left), then co-host of the Bud And Broadway Show (Jan. 2012 cover), has filed a lawsuit against the City of Dothan for negligence after he suffered an injury during a Dothan police K-9 demonstration according to The Dothan Eagle. Broadway's attorney, Adam Jones, contends the City of Dothan was negligent after Broadway suffered the injury at a publicity event put on by the Dothan Police Department on June 12, 2012. Jones said Broadway was filming as a fill-in for the Charlie Platt television show at what he learned was actually a Dothan police Citizens Police Academy event. Broadway, who now works with Bud in afternoons at 106.1 The Twister in Tulsa, agreed to put on a bite suit and allow a police K-9 to demonstrate a “take down” on him. The lawsuit claimed Broadway was given no warning about the type of danger he risked by taking part in the demonstration. While the dog did not actually bite through or puncture the suit during the demonstration. Jones says the dog basically leaped forward, grabbed onto his arm and yanked it downward. He couldn’t brace his fall because the dog had hold of his arm ... it was severe enough it required surgery to his shoulder. Anytime you have an injury like that there’s a degree of permanency to it.” Broadway's attorney is asking for a jury trial and also seeking compensation for the medical bills his client incurred, along with the pain his client suffered. The City of Dothan now has 30 days to file a response to the claims submitted to the court. “We’re not out to grab headlines,” Jones said. “Jerry had no intention of this making the news when we filed it.”

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Robert Murphy Returns To The Air At WLS-FM Chicago

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Longtime Chicago radio host, Robert Murphy, aka 'Murphy In The Morning, is returning to the city's airwaves, but for the first time ever, it will be afternoons. According to blogger Robert Feder, the former Q101 host is about to ink for afternoons WLS FM 94.7, the Cumulus Media classic hits station. Set to start Nov. 11, he’ll be on weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m, but the rest of the lineup will remain intact, but with revised hours: Brant Miller from 5:30 to 9 a.m.; Greg Brown from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Danny Lake from 1 to 4 p.m.; John Records Landecker from 8 to 11 p.m.; and Dick Biondi from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. “It is a great pleasure to have Robert join 94.7 WLS FM as we complete our talent lineup,” said Jan Jeffries, senior vice president corporate/programming for Cumulus Media and program director of WLS FM. “I am a longtime fan and am counting the days to Nov. 11.” Murphy most recently hosted mornings on WILV FM 100.3/Rewind 100.3. Regarding his new afternoon time slot, Murphy told Feder “I have never, ever done anything but mornings. Since my last name is putatively ‘In The Morning,’ I just automatically assumed when they called me that that’s what they were talking about. When they told me afternoons, I thought they were either crazy or visionaries. But since they were potential employers, I’m going with the ‘visionary’ thing.”

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That Guy Steve Kramer And Nina D Team For Mornings At KMLE/Phoenix

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– KMLE/Phoenix has announced that Steve Kramer, aka 'That Guy Kramer' will team with afternoon host Nina D to become The Steve And Nina Show. Kramer tells Jocklline Daily "It's really an honor to be working with the guy that has helped craft the biggest shows in the country. Tim Richards, SVP/Market Mgr. for CBS Phoenix, is the real deal. Nina D is best kept secret in radio, and will be a radio household name soon. It’s an honor to join a huge heritage station like KMLE. “This is every morning guys dream come true. I couldn't be happier to be back with the CBS family and happy to get behind the mic. Big thanks to Jockline Daily and everyone who supported me. You guys are the best, and I'll see you at Morning Show Boot Camp 2014 in Chicago. Send Steve And Nina your best at #SteveAndNina

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Chalk Up 103.5 The Beat Miami For The Breakfast Club

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– WMIB-FM 103.5 The Beat, Miami has announced today that The Breakfast Club will now be heard weekdays from 6-10:00 a.m., effective today. The Breakfast Club stars Charlamagne Tha God, former co-host of The Wendy Williams Experience and current host of MTV2’s Guy Code; Angela Yee, one of the stars of the VH1 reality show The Gossip Game, and correspondent for MTV2’s Sucker Free; and DJ Envy, legendary DJ, mixtape master, and host of MTV2’s Sucker Free and Week in Jams. “We’ve found Miami’s ideal wake-up call to launch The Beat every weekday,” said Alex Tear, Vice President of Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Miami. “Angela, Envy and Carlamagne are already dialed into the listeners and lifestyle of South Florida, our all-star talent line-up is now complete!”

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Entercom Portland Launches Sports 910

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– — Entercom Portland has launched a new sports station. Sports 910 (KMTT-AM), which began fulltime sports programing on November 1, 2013, features CBS Sports Network programing and will include local and national play-by-play content. “The demand for compelling local and national sports talk continues to grow, so we’re excited to bring a new option to Portland listeners,” Entercom program director Jeff Austin stated. “Sports 910, in combination with 1080 The FAN, deepens our commitment to the community and what we think is the most loyal and engaged audience available.” Vice President and Market Manager Tim McNamara added, “Sports 910 will continue our commitment to all local and national sports coverage in Portland. We are proud to be part of the CBS Sports family. We are excited about the future of Sports 910 and 1080 The FAN.” Sports 910 will feature local and network programming including CBS’ John Feinstein Show, Doug Gottlieb Show (left), the return of Ferrall on the Bench (right), network play-by-play and University of Portland athletics.

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97.9 KISS FM Returns to Jacksonville

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– CCME Jacksonville announced that WNWW-FM is now 97.9 KISS FM, effective immediately. It returns as Jacksonville's Hit Music Station. It's weekday lineup will include the syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show 6 – 10:00 a.m. followed by Ryan Seacrest 10 a.m. – 2:00 - 7:00 pm Dustin Kross (shown) from – 7:00 p.m. Maddox 7 p.m. – midnight. "I’m thrilled to have the KISS FM brand back in our cluster. It’s a strong brand and there is a passion in the market for KISS," said Tommy BoDean, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Jacksonville. "With the addition of Elvis Duran last December, returning the KISS brand is the next step in offering the best content and biggest brands in Jacksonville." Clear Channel Jacksonville includes WFXJ-AM; WJBT-FM; JACK-FM; WNWW-FM; WNWW-FM HD2; WQIK-FM; WSOL-FM and is part of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.

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Pet Show Host Airs Show While Stuck In An Elevator

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Pet World's Steve Dale may have made radio history yesterday by doing his entire WGN AM/720 Chicago show from an elevator. According to blogger Robert Feder, with the help of “Sunday Spin” host Rick Pearson and engineer Bob Ferguson, Dale wound up hosting his full 30-minute show via cell phone while trapped inside his Wrigleyville apartment building elevator. He later explained “It is a very old elevator and once or twice a year, someone gets stuck….my neighbor is pretty adept at getting folks out, I’ve gotten people out, another neighbor rescued my wife this year….but overall the elevator runs OK, thanks to our company that knows how to maintain it,” he posted on Facebook.

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Free Beer and Hot Wings Convince A Fugitive To Turn Himself In [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013 –– Add this to the list of things radio does better than anyone. During a segment on Wednesday’s Compass Media Networks’ nationally-syndicated Free Beer and Hot Wings Show called “I’m in big trouble today because _____”, listener Mike called in to tell the guys that he was in trouble because he had violated his probation after a drug charge. He said that he was considering going on the run to continue his meth cooking operation, reminiscent of a scene right out of 'Breaking Bad.' The guys questioned why he would do that, instead of just facing the music and Mike revealed that he had a family to support and needed to keep the money coming in. Despite their best efforts to persuade Mike otherwise, his mind appeared to be made up. Fast forward to Thursday morning. Mike called Free Beer and Hot Wings again, telling the guys that he thought about things and decided to take their advice and get in touch with his probation officer. He’ll be turning himself in today and is facing probation, a hefty fine and jail time. PHOTO: Producer Joe, Free Beer, Hot Wings (front row) Eric Zane, Steve. To hear both of Mike’s calls to the show, listen HERE

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Boomer & Carton Hold Kitchen Grand Opening Tonight At Barclays Center

Menu Designed By Hosts For Food Stand by Section 17

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013 –– Popular WFAN/NYC hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton tonight will open their self-titled food stand 'Boomer & Carton Kitchen' at Barclays Center before the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Miami Heat. Esiason and Carton will be on-hand at their food stand, which is located by section 17, for the 7 p.m. ribbon-cutting, along with Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark. In personally designing the Boomer & Carton Kitchen menu, some of the menu items will include - Boom Doggy Dog, a Nathan’s Hot Dog with smothered onions, spicy cheese sauce and crisp bacon;· The Chubby Chaser, which includes a Brooklyn Burger, chicken tenders, Nathan’s fries, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato, on a brioche bun; · Lobster Monster, a Red Hook Lobster Pound sandwich with authentic Brooklyn hot cherry peppers and mustard; · The C-BOM Sandwich, which includes roast beef with Au Jus and horseradish mayo on a salted Kaiser roll and · Carton’s Kitchen Chicken, which includes a chicken cutlet, eggplant spread, broccoli rabe, and provolone. on ciabatta bread. “We are thrilled to bring the WFAN brand and our taste for great food to the world class Barclays Center,” said Boomer & Carton. “Since starting our morning show in 2007, we’ve easily gained 50 pounds between the two of us. Clearly we know what tastes good and what people like to eat. Boomer and Carton Kitchen will be a great extension of our show and an amazing partnership for years to come with Barclays Center.” BARCLAYS PHOTO/Reid B. Kelley/NBAE via Getty Images 1

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Katy Perry Says Mick Jagger Hit On Her As A Teen; Jagger Denies; Gossipverse Erupts [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 –– Add this to yet another radio interview that found its way to some of the biggest news sites in a matter of minutes. This one came courtesy of morning host, Ash, Kip and Luttsy on Nova 106.9 Brisbane, Australia where the now 29 yr. old superstar claimed that Mick Jagger once hit on her (Jagger would have been around 60 at the time) She said that she was 'like' 18 at the time and did back-ups on the Stone's 'Old Habits Die Hard." She added, "I did a lot of stuff behind the scenes .. I did backing vocals on Miley Cyrus' album ... I actually went to dinner with (Jagger) one time, and he hit on me when I was like 18! .. That was a long time ago, and he’s been very kind.” As for how Perry was able to turn down the icon's advances she explained “Well you bring a friend and then they do them!” Perry said. “You sacrifice your friend.” A rep' for Mick Jagger has since told FOX411 that the incident Perry described never took place. "Mick Jagger categorically denies that he has ever made a pass at Katy Perry...Perhaps she is confusing him with someone else," the rep said. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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SHOCKER: Australia's Top Radio Show Calls It Quits [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013 –– For those not familiar with 2Day FM/Australia's ginormous morning hosts, Kyles & Jackie O, be aware, they're nothing short of media royalty down under. Reportedly, their show generates over $30 million a year and each of them earn well into 7 digits. Yesterday they drew front page coverage and lead stories on local TV following their on-air shocker that they would be leaving 2Day FM at the end of November. "We're proud that Kyle and Jackie have not only given Sydney radio audiences the most entertaining radio show ever, they have also raised millions of dollars for charities and those in need whilst also enthralling listeners with the world's hottest music artists and exclusive interviews with famous Hollywood celebrities. They have certainly lived up to their show mantra 'Breakfast with the Stars'! None of which could have happened without the strong and dedicated team working hard behind the scenes," Southern Cross Austereo Head of Content Craig Bruce wrote in a statement on their website. The rum our mill is already in high gear as to where the pair may go, either together or separately. In addition to Australia, Kyles also maintains a residence in Beverly Hills. WATCH THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT & Comments from Brisbane Time's Andrew Hornery HERE

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Katz Media's Mary Beth Garber Fires Back At Dismissive Radio Piece

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013 –– Nothing like an article pointing out the woes of radio, to perk up the ears of Katz Media's Mary Beth Garber. According to allthingsd.com, they recently featured an article by consultant Paul Goldstein — “Seismic Shifts Remake the Radio Industry” saying "radio broadcasters tout the health of their business and how the competitive threat of Internet rivals is overstated. I understand the need to present their case to advertisers. But their sales narrative, an echo chamber of their own making, cements complacency and fosters lack of innovation." Garber was quick to respond by saying While there truly is a seismic shift in perception of broadcast radio and the facts surrounding it, it’s not the one that Goldstein claims, and the facts — and the research — bear that out. She points out that Scarborough USA Plus data shows radio has actually increased its reach of adults 18-54, 25-54 and 18-34 over the past five years. Radio accounts for more than 90 percent of almost any demographic segment of the consumer market every week. And many are surprised to discover that radio is the leading source of reach among media entertainment. In one example, two separate — and current — well-respected sources, Scarborough and USA Touchpoints, show that more than 95 percent of the people who used Pandora in the past month also listened to broadcast radio in the past week." She adds later 'that’s not to say that Internet music players will not continue to grow audience; they undoubtedly will. But based on current trends, broadcast radio will continue to be the dominant player in the field of audio entertainment — and the only one capable of offering the kind of personal connections to listeners that are afforded by locally focused content. Broadcast radio has not died; it’s keeping 242 million people company every single week for an average of two hours and 45 minutes each day," says Garber Read: GOLDSTEIN'S ARTICLE --- GARBER'S ARTICLE

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CBS & Nielsen Test First Ever Cross-Media Measurement For Local TV & Radio Data

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013 –– Nielsen and CBS announced the media company’s participation in Nielsen’s first-ever trial to measure cross-media campaigns on local television and radio. The trial will focus on combining CBS local TV audience data with CBS Radio audience data to build a foundation that measures unduplicated reach and time spent across both media. In addition, the trial will measure reach and frequency for campaigns that run on both local TV and radio. As this pilot test develops, Nielsen intends to open participation across a wider group of clients for the benefit of the industry. By looking at their audience across local TV and radio in a given month, CBS is exploring the development of an analytic framework that would allow media planners to develop cross-media strategies to maximize reach as well as address the issues of day-to-day and week-to-week reach, distribution and the concept of “recency.” “We are very pleased to be working with CBS to bring together television and radio measurement as a result of our newly acquired Nielsen Audio capabilities and for the benefit of all clients,” stated Lynda Clarizio, President U.S. Media, Nielsen. “Developing new models of cross-media measurement allow our clients to identify expanded markets of potentially loyal consumers of products or content.” The test will combine data from Nielsen’s Local People Meter panel with data from the newly acquired Nielsen Audio’s PPM panel to provide the cross-platform measurement. Results will be shared in late Q1 2014.

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MOTION: WPHT Philadelphia Names Jared Hart As PD; Curtis Media Taps Trip Savery As EVP/Raleigh Durham; The Career Clinic Is Now 'Doing What Works', Good Parts Media Launches 'Mr. Talk' Prep

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013 –– CBS Philadelphia's 1210 WPHT has named Jared Hart as Program Director. Hart arrives rom KGO in San Francisco where he is currently Assistant PD. He previously served as producer for morning host Chris Stigall when he hosted mornings at KCMO-Kansas City. Marc Rayfield, CBS SVP/MM for Philadelphia said, "Jared is part of a new breed of aggressive Talk Radio programmers. We are thrilled to welcome him to WPHT." ––––––––– Curtis Media Group has named Trip Savery (right) as its EVP and Market Manager for its Raleigh-Durham cluster. Savery arrives from Charlotte where he served as VP/Station Manager of Greater Media WBT-AM & FM, WLNK-FM and the Bob & Sheri Radio Network. ––––––––––– The Career Clinic is now 'Doing What Works: Your Guide to a Better Life.' Host Maureen Anderson (shown) says while career topics will continue to be an important part of the mix, the new version of the show acknowledges there's more to life than work. Distributed by The Radio America Network, the show airs on more than 100 stations and is represented
by Talk Shows USA. ––––––––––––– Good Parts Media (www.goodpartsmedia.com) has launched Mr. Talk, a show prep product exclusively for talk radio. Or, as Good Part's Debbie Greenbaum says: "For all the times you aren't talking politics, there is Mr. Talk. Reach Debbie HERE

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CONDOLENCES: Baltimore Great ‘Sir Johnny O’ Passes Away

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2013 –– Legendary Baltimore host, Sir Johnny O, longtime host on WWIN-Spirit 1400 AM radio, has passed away at the age of 70. According to afro.com, Sir Johnny O (Johnathan Compton) began radio at the age of 19 where he landed his first on-air position at 1600 WWRL-AM in New York. He later moved to WDAS in Philadelphia. He arrived at WWIN in Baltimore in 1964. In later years, Johnny handled fill-in shifts at WEBB and WITH and also tried his hand at Internet radio. “We won’t forget his engaging personality, deep and cultured baritone voice, or his love for the business and the many who worked with him,” radio veteran Bob Mathers said in a statement.

 

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Snooki Responds To Denver Host's Ugly' Comment: "I Am F***ing Ugly"!

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 –– No matter your opinion of the diminutive 'Jersey Shore' girl, you may now have to add 'good sport' to the list. First, she left the DWTS's dance floor this week in tears after being eliminated. The very next day, KOA/Denver's Steffan Tubbs forgets his mic is on and utters
that Snooki is 'f****** ugly' during a commercial break. Station officials quickly issued an apology (see recent news below). They ended by stating: "We take matters of this nature very seriously and we will take appropriate disciplinary action.' Not sure what those actions may have been, but Steffan was back on the air Wednesday and judging by his listener's comments at KOA's Facebook page yesterday, it appeared to have been a non-issue. For Snooki, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, she was able to find some humor in it, posting on Twitter to her 6 million plus fans, 'No hard feelings Steffan Tubbs..i am "f****** ugly" :(,'

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Boston Clinches Series; Fan Pulls A Big Poppy On Live TV

Mix 104.1 Boston's Karson Calls It "Sense Of Pride That's Indescrible"

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 –– Looks like Halloween revelers took to the streets a night early in Boston following last night's decisive 6-1 win by the Boston Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals. The bearded wonders gave Boston something it hadn't seen since Babe Ruth's team back in 1918, they won the title at Fenway. As ESPN reports, when it was over, David Ortiz took a microphone on the field and addressed the city, just as he did a week after the Boston Marathon bombings in April. "This is for you, Boston. You guys deserve it," the Series MVP said. "We've been through a lot this year, and this is for all of you and all those families who struggled." Fortunately, Big Poppy refrained from dropping another F-bomb as he did back on April 20th when the season resumed following schedule halt. Apparently, not everyone got the memo. As WHDH-TV/7 broke the news, one of its on-street revelers declared the occasion as "more than f#@king history.' Not letting it spoil the celebration, the reporter paused briefly to apologize. WATCH VIDEO Meanwhile, Boston pride runs rampant. Karson Tager of Mix 104.1's Karson and Kennedy Show tells Jockline Daily: "Today we're all waking up a little more tired than usual but with a sense of pride that is indescribable. I was at Fenway Park on Marathon Monday and was walking down Boylston Street just a few blocks away from where the bombings occurred, so to see the city heal through the Boston Red Sox improbable Worst to First story is pretty emotional. I think David Ortiz said it best, "This is our f*cking city!"

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Legendary Former Radio Host Dave Herman Claims He Was Duped By Undercover Cop In (S)ex Sting

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 –– Former New York City and Philadelphia radio host Dave Herman now says will fight (s)ex charges against him claiming he was duped by an undercover cop in a child (s)ex sting. Attorney Marc Agnifilo tells The Star-Ledger of Newark that the 77-year-old Dave Herman received a photo from a female officer who made it clear that the only way he could meet her was to engage in banter about the child. Herman is accused of trying to transport a 7-year-old girl to the U.S. Virgin Islands for (s)ex. Federal authorities charged f Herman with trying to transport a 7-year-old Bergen County girl to the U.S. Virgin Islands to (s)exually abuse her. The girl was fictitious, the creation of an undercover officer who met Herman online. Herman's attorney told the Star Ledger: “The woman who posed as the 36-year-old woman, the detective, sent a photograph of herself .. She was, in his estimation, reasonably attractive, and I think he was looking forward to meeting her and the way that the detective created this scenario, the only way to meet … was to engage in this banter regarding the child.” Herman, who has a home in St. Croix, is being held in jail pending his transfer to New Jersey to face the federal charge, which carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life. The official charge is attempting to transport a minor in interstate commerce with the intent that the minor engage in sexual activity.

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Overweight Halloween Letter Got Radio Start In Fargo [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 –– No doubt you've heard about the lady in Fargo who created an internet stir by announcing this year she planned to give out letters to trick or treaters on obesity, rather than Candy. What you may not have known is that this whole story began with Rat, Maggie and Zero (shown above - not likely all of their real names) on Y94 Fargo's Morning Playhouse. As the story goes, a lady named Cheryl called the show earlier this week and shared with them why she plans on handing out a "letter" informing parents that their children are overweight, rather than giving candy to children she finds to be unhealthy. She writes: "Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season ... My hope is that you will step up as a parent and ration candy this Halloween and not allow your child to continue these unhealthy eating habits. The letter and interview has since gone viral and Maggie, Rat and Zero are now finding fame well beyond "the gateway to the west." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Jonas Brothers Announce Breakup, But Promise To Perform AT Chicago B96 Christmas Bash [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 –– The entertainment world was rocked yesterday with news that the Jonas Brothers were hanging it up. This likely came as an extra shock to B96 Chicago where Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas were set to headline its upcoming Pepsi Jingle Bash In December. No sooner had they announced the news on Good Morning America, Nick Jonas joined The J Show on B96 to let listeners know that there will be a Jonas presence at the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash. He told J:“We can say at this moment that the Jonas Brothers; that chapter has closed, and that is done. We are all looking forward to continuing on in our own way in our own career paths, but as far as the show (B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash) goes coming up here in December, we’re going to find a way to have a Jonas there in some way, and hopefully two,” Nick said. We are going to see you guys, and we wanted to make sure we told you that and the fans in Chicago, and thanks for the support through all this." As for the breakup, Nick explained “It was a long process ... Basically I just came to my brothers and said, ‘Look, I’d love to have a conversation we need to have with you guys where we just talk about where things are at and get really honest and real with each other. I laid out some of the concerns I had about the group, you know, and said ‘I feel like if we continue on this path with these issues, it’s going to be very difficult to continue for all of us.” LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE ABC/Ida Mae Astute

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Ryan Seacrest To Host CCME Launch Party For One Direction's 'Midnight Memories'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 –– CCME announced today the "One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party" to launch the global superstars' new album, "Midnight Memories." Ryan Seacrest will host the event at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles ­ Clear Channel's new music and events venue located at The Burbank Studios in Burbank, Ca. The One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party will celebrate the album, set to be released November 25, via Syco/Columbia Records.
The event will air as a special 30-minute broadcast on more than 90 Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) stations around the country on Monday, November 25, at 6 p.m. PT. The One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party will also stream on November 25, at 9 p.m. ET for fans on Yahoo. "Our new iHeartRadio Theater is the perfect setting to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime intimate look at One Direction's highly anticipated album," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platform, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "Plus, for those that can't be in the room, the iHeartRadio Album Release Party allows the group's biggest fans to experience the event anywhere they are through Clear Channel's live radio broadcast, online or on TV."

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

Britney Spears Narrates Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' For Radio One Halloween Special [VIDEO]

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 –– More video content from Radio 1 comes as Britney Spears narrates Michael Jackson’s Thriller in a British accent, with Nick Grimshaw playing along. Britney was a guest on Nick’s show Monday morning, and promoted the “It’s Britney Witch” saying for Halloween. Check out the video HERE

Nick and Chris Loses Listeners - Radio 1 breakfast show DJ Nick Grimshaw has lost just over 300,000 listeners, according to the latest RAJAR figures. The programme attracted an average of 5.58 million listeners per week in the three months to October 24. Grimshaw is now 1.12m below former breakfast show DJ Chris Moyles's listenership. Meanwhile, Radio 2's breakfast host Chris Evans also lost listeners, but is still the nation's most popular DJ in the morning. Evans lost 405,000 listeners in the three months to October 24 and averages 9.34 million per week. Radio 2's overall average listenership also dropped and currently stands at 14.9 million. On commercial radio, Capital stations have attracted 865,000 new listeners in the past year and it is now the UK's biggest commercial radio network. London's 95.8 Capital FM is the city's most popular commercial station, at 2.2 million weekly listeners. The Capital London Breakfast show with Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon is still London's most popular breakfast show, broadcasting to over 1 million each morning.

BBC Radio 6 Music Plays Rare Bowie Show - BBC Radio 6 Music has been given exclusive access to a previously unheard promotional radio programme for David Bowie’s album Pin Ups. The network played the show throughout all programmes, as the station celebrates 40 years since the album release date. It was produced in 1973 as a promo tool for the release of the album, but never made it to air. It was produced by Bowie himself and Ken Scott (who produced Bowie’s albums from Hunky Dory through to Pin Ups). It features five tracks from the album interspersed with Bowie’s own musings and insights into the London music scene of the day.

Wogan, Cotton, Grimmy & Ball To Host On BBC TV - BBC Radio 1 and 2 presenters Sir Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Zoe Ball and Nick Grimshaw will join Tess Daly as hosts of this year’s BBC telethon for Children in Need. Special guests will include One Direction, Doctor Who, Harry Hill, and cast of Call The Midwife. British sporting legends Torvill & Dean will be taking to the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, dancing head-to-head against each other whilst the cast of the soap EastEnders will put on a special performance featuring a number of dance styles from Bollywood to ballroom. Sir Terry Wogan, Children in Need Life President, says, “Every year the BBC Children in Need Appeal night is a testament to the extraordinary generosity of the British people. We’ve got the lovely Zoe Ball joining the firm this year, along with the wonderful Tess and Fearne and Mr Grimshaw. They’re all on hand to prop me up as we traverse a fantastic night of entertainment towards what we hope to be another record-breaking total.” Other music guests across the evening include JLS, Wet Wet Wet, Tinie Tempah, and Ellie Goulding singing the official BBC Children in Need single, ‘How Long Will I Love You’.

Need a British host to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK – Feel free to call me on +44 7752 416905.

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Judge Tosses Cop's Lawsuit Against WHAS' Terry Meiners & Company

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– A Jefferson Circuit Court judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against longtime radio personality Terry Meiners and WHAS Radio, finding that comments Meiners made about a police officer involved "a matter of public interest" and expressed his opinion about a traffic stop. According to WDRB TV, Louisville Metro Police Officer Sam Cromity claimed in his March 2012 lawsuit that Meiners disparaged and lied about him on the air after being given a speeding ticket in March 2011. The officer claimed Meiners referred to him as "Black Barney" -- an apparent reference to Barney Fife, a caricature of a bumbling, imbecilic police officer" and Cromity's black vehicle, that he played belittling songs about the highway patrol, and called the officer a delusional "liar" who was irresponsible, reckless and dangerous. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Mary Shaw ruled Tuesday that Meiners' comments were "non-actionable expressions of opinion" based on the March 18, 2011 traffic stop. Andrew Horne, Cromity's attorney, said they will appeal the ruling, adding that Meiners called Cromity a liar but that Meiners' attorney admitted his client had been speeding in a recent court hearing. WHAS Radio, named as Clear Channel Communications, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

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Denver Host Drops F-Bomb During Commercial Break

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– In yet another classic case of fleeting expletives, yesterday listeners of KOA Denver's popular Steffan Tubbs show got a bit more of the news than they were expecting. During a commercial break Tubbs thought his mic was off and opined that Jersey girl, Snooki was "F___ing Ugly." This brought a swift response from management who apparently weren't amused by the slip and posted on their Facebook Page: "We are aware of a recent inappropriate comment that was made on-air by Steffan Tubbs. While Steffan made the comment in what he thought was a private conversation, it was still thoughtless and insensitive and we apologize to anyone whom it offended. We take matters of this nature very seriously and we will take appropriate disciplinary action." says the post. Judging by other FB posts, it appears Tubb's followers were surprised by all the brouhaha. One fan wrote: "You hear that word picked up by mics on NFL broadcasts. You hear it "accidentally" not bleeped out on music award shows. And you hear it a million times a day in casual conversation on the street. People get all freaked out and offended by the "f" word but watch hours upon hours of extremely realistic violence and gratuitous sex on TV and in movies every day. What a bunch of hypocrites." Read other comments HERE -- NOTE TO READERS: It was totally by accident this story was posted above new FCC appointment. Promise.

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Tom Wheeler Named New FCC Chairman; Michael O'Rielly Appointed Commissioner

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to confirm Tom Wheeler (shown) as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He will be replacing acting chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, who stepped in for former FCC chief Julius Genachowski when he left five months ago.The appointment comes following Senator Ted Cruz earlier objection involving political disclosure rules. According to The Hill, The two had a private meeting Tuesday, and Cruz set aside his concerns. Others had voiced concerns that Wheeler may be too close to the Wireless industries he regulated as a former lobbyist. The Senate also unanimously confirmed the appointment of Michael O'Rielly, a longtime Republican advisor on Capitol Hill, to fill the vacant seat left by Republican FCC commissioner Robert McDowell earlier this year.

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KJLH-FM/LA'S Tammi Mac Headed To The Big Stage In Her Own One Woman Production [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– Tammi Mac (shown), who got her start at WBHJ, 95.7 Jamz/Birmingham and now handles afternoons at Stevie Wonder's KJLH-FM/LA, has made it big in Hollywood on TV commercials such as McDonald's, Verizon, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, her most recent national spot for Geico, has also starred in TV and movies. She is now embarking on a huge feat to star in her very own One Woman Show entitled, 'Bag Lady.' Mac, who has worked with the Birmingham school district and created educational theatre productions for predominantly African American schools in the district, has become quite the name in Hollywood. Her One Woman Show, details explosive accounts of her most intimate relationships and premieres May 3, 2014. She has launched a Kickstarter campaign to assure that her stage production is the most successful it could be. The Kickstarter campaign is one of the most creative and detailed campaigns on the crowdfunding website. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Premiere Launches TMZ Sports

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– – Premiere Networks has announced the launch of TMZ Sports – a new one-hour, weekday radio program available to Sports and News/Talk stations. TMZ Sports is an adaptation of the sports entertainment website, www.tmzsports.com - where TMZ is constantly breaking exclusive stories. At TMZ Sports, hits, runs and errors are totally out of bounds because it’s all about the personalities and athletes. The show is centered around the ensemble of reporters in the TMZ newsroom who break these exclusive stories that have an impact on the players, their future and the teams. TMZ Sports also welcomes guests, athletes and people from all over the world sounding off on Skype, phones and various social media. Originating from Hollywood, Calif., TMZ Sports is available to Sports and News/Talk radio stations Monday through Friday, between 7 p.m. ET and midnight local time. “The launch of TMZ Sports on radio and iHeartRadio is a natural extension of the powerful and relevant TMZ brand,” stated Bruce Gilbert (shown), Senior Vice President of Sports Operations for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Premiere and TMZ, in association with Agile Media Partners, joined efforts in June 2011 to launch TMZ Radio. Hosted by Harvey Levin, the weekday vignette highlighting the world of celebrities airs on approximately 70 entertainment radio stations worldwide and reaches 2.4 million weekly listeners.

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Jacobs Media's Techsurvey10 Launches Largest Study Ever in Early 2014

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2014 –– Jacobs Media's Techsurvey9 has once again broke all the records. Overall, 264 radio stations across North America representing over 50 different broadcast companies contributed more than 78,000 respondents to the largest survey ever conducted in radio. Twelve different formats were represented, helping programmers and managers focus their efforts and resources on what is truly important for their listeners. And Techsurvey10 looks to be even more expansive and inclusive. According to Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs, "The data from TS9 was spectacular, providing broadcasters with a unique look at their audiences. From the use of digital platforms to the emotional triggers that make broadcast radio unique across different generations, it was a groundbreaking study and helped the industry better understand the major changes taking place in social media, digital audio, mobile, and more. We're hoping to make Techsurvey10 bigger and better." Additionally this year for the first time, Techsurvey10 will include format-specific questions driven by participating stations. Jacobs Media is inviting stakeholder stations to submit questions and/or areas of interest to help guide programmers and better satisfy the needs of listeners by format. Stations can participate in two different ways: No fee - This allows participation in the results webinar, along with national data. A small fee based on market size - Stakeholder stations receive all the national data, participation in the webinar, as well as an in-depth look at their unique audience, including their station's "Media Usage Pyramid." For more details, contact Lisa at 248-353-9030 or lisa@jacobsmedia.com

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MOTION: CCME Taps Cliff Chiet As Chief Integrated Marketing Director

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Washington, D.C., announced that Cliff Chiet has been named Chief Integrated Marketing Director, effective immediately. Chiet is a local publishing veteran and no stranger to the local advertising scene. He spent most of the last 18 years as a Vice President of Sales and Publisher at Post Newsweek Media, a division of The Washington Post Company. "I consider it an honor to join Clear Channel and to have the best integrated marketing toolkit available to help local businesses grow," said Chiet. "I'm looking forward to creating custom media mixes that leverage all of Clear Channel’s local and national assets using the power of radio, digital and outdoor." ––––––– 95.7 KISS FM San Diego's Sean Sarille is headed to 94-7 The Wave/Los Angeles. Prior to KISS, he worked at XHRM/ Magic 92.5.

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Confer Radio Talent Institute Becomes 3rd Member In National College Program

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– The National Radio Talent System welcomes the Confer Radio Talent Institute to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Lifetime broadcaster Kerby Confer is the sponsor of the institute, who over the years has owned an interest in and operated over 200 radio stations and still has 70 properties today. Confer, an inductee into the Pennsylvania Radio Hall of Fame, commented, “When I was asked to be the Kellar Radio Talent Institute keynote speaker at Appalachian State University a few years ago, I found myself engaged with dozens of young people vitally interested in all phases of radio. The quality of the mentor teachers assembled for the 10 day “radio immersion” was amazing. I thought at the time, ‘this is just what our industry needs’, and as the digital age is upon us, it couldn’t come at a more opportune time. Art Kellar started something very important by sponsoring the Kellar Radio Talent Institute and I’m excited to be able to extend the National Radio Talent System to Pennsylvania and the Northeast United States starting next summer at Bloomsburg University.” The mission of The National Radio Talent System includes having a Radio Talent Institute on a college campus in every region or state in America so students can attend in their home state, and so radio stations can recruit from their own region of the country, or nationally. The Institutes are taught by radio professionals, which insures students/young broadcasters learn what you need them to know. Seventy percent of the students who have completed the Institute have gotten their first job in radio or a related field.

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Radio's Greatest Halloween Prank Ever Turns 75

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2013 –– All across the U.S. and abroad today, hundreds of radio stations are performing their usual Halloween antics, but none will likely ever top the stunt that started them all, H.G Wells' "The War of the Worlds. It was an episode of the radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air and was performed as a Halloween feature on October 30, 1938. It aired on the CBS radio network and voiced by Orson Welles. The radio play was adapted and written primarily by Howard Koch and Anne Froelick with input from Welles and the rest of the Mercury Theatre air staff. The setting was switched from 19th-century England to contemporary Grover's Mill, an unincorporated village in West Windsor Township, New Jersey. According to Wikipedia, the first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which led many listeners to believe there was an actual alien invasion by Martians. Adding to the drama was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air ran commercial free. Although there were many reports of panic by listeners, the actual extent has long been debated. Following its airing, there was outrage and panic by some listeners, who actually believed the events described in the program were real. The news-bulletin format was labeled "cruelly deceptive" by some newspapers. Despite the uproar, the biggest thing to come out of it was likely Welles' fame and a future actor and director. Then six-year-old Bob Sanders who was, and still lives in Grover's Park, tells USA Today he was not fooled by broadcast, but others apparently were. "Fathers put their families in a car and took off for parts unknown," Sanders said. "Other people came to see what they (the Martians) looked like."

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Kathie Lee Gifford Launches First Show From PodcastOne's L.A. Studio

LOS ANGELES, October 29, 2013 – Kathie Lee Gifford and Keeping up with the Kardashian’s Kris Jenner “Kristen” visits the new PodcastOne studio as Gifford’s Kathie Lee and Company is the first podcast to record in the Los Angeles-based studio. The ladies got personal as they discussed family, faith and careers. The episode will be available today at www.PodcastOne.com. The weekly Kathie Lee and Company podcast launched last week with Regis Philbin as the first guest. In addition to interviewing celebrity guests on her one-hour show, Gifford shares her thoughts on topics of the week and offers encouraging and inspirational anecdotes. PodcastOne is a division of Courtside Entertainment Group. Launched in February, 2013, PodcastOne hosts approximately 200 top podcasts including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew, Steve Austin, Dennis Miller, Dan Patrick, Ron Paul, Jay Mohr, Jillian Michaels, NPR New York, NPR Los Angeles, 60 Minutes Radio Lab, 60 Minutes, Freakonomics Radio, Rooster Teeth, The Nerdist, CBS News, Loveline, Laura Ingraham, Penn Jillette, Ross Tucker, Yahoo! Sports Radio, Ask Women and more at www.PodcastOne.com.

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Kraddick Cast Member Diagnosed With Brain Tumor [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2013 –– More sadness hit the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show on Monday as longtime cast member, Shanon Murphy, aka Psycho Shanon, shared with her co-hosts and listeners that she's been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She said "There is a mass on my brain that should not be there," Murphy said. Doctors said the tumor is benign and she could experience a full recovery if surgery goes well. While Murphy downplayed the its seriousness, co-host Kellie Rasberry wasn't buying it and said "This is serious surgery." Shanon did admit that surgery could lead to other complications such as loss of sight or hearing. Shanon said she'll have the operation before year-end, but wanted to postphone it until after the Kidd's Kids trip to Orlando in November. Murphy told listeners "If you need something to pray about tonight, just throw a little bit of Shannon in there. I would really appreciate it," Murphy said. As she began to share the news she said "Kidd taught us that you should only be on this show if you're willing to be honest. ANd this is my honest situation right now. I appreciate the love and support. WATCH VIDEO

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Former Redskin's Dexter Manley Cut From WTOP Lineup After Using Gay Slur

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2013 –– Former Washington Redskins player Dexter Manley apologized Monday after calling former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and and NFL commentator, Troy Aikman “a queer.” Hosts Mike Moss and Bruce Alan were analyzing Washington's loss to Denver when one of them asked if Aikman, now a commentator for FOX Sports, might have jinxed the local team by calling the game. "I think Troy is a queer," said Moss quickly interrupted with "Uh-oh. We don’t want to go there." "OK, I’m sorry about that," said Manley. One of the hosts then asked "Do you want to apologize to him?" "No," Manley said. Late yesterday, WTOP issued a statement stating that Manley would not be returning on the station. They added: Dexter Manley made an offensive and derogatory comment. He was immediately challenged by WTOP news anchors Mike Moss and Bruce Alan. We were shocked and stunned and we apologize to our listeners that this happened on WTOP. Manley later said: while intending to be funny, I used a slur to refer to Troy Aikman. It was wrong and insensitive. Anyone that knows me knows that’s not who I am in my heart or mind. I want to apologize to Troy, but I mostly want to apologize to anyone else I offended. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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MOTION: Christopher Wegmann Rises To President At Radio One; George Cook Extends With Service Broadcasting

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2013 –– Alfred C. Liggins, III, Radio One's CEO announced yesterday that Chris Wegmann (right) has been named President of the Radio Division effective November 1. Chris has been with Radio One for four years and has steadily assumed more and more responsibility for the radio stations in our portfolio. Chris is a seasoned radio broadcaster with a track record of excellence in managing teams and delivering revenue and cash-flow growth during his 35 year career in broadcasting and we are fortunate to be able to have someone with his expertise fill such a critical role." Wegmann stated, "I am very honored that Alfred and Ms. Hughes have entrusted me with their confidence to lead the radio division. Here at Radio One we have a very dedicated and talented group of individuals who know what it takes to deliver high impact client campaigns across multiple platforms and markets." ––––––––– Dallas radio vet George Cook, aka Geo, re-ups for another 3 years as Brand Manager and PD for Service Broadcasting's Urban KKDA-FM/K104 Dallas. Prior to K104, Cook was OM and PD for Magic 107.1. Cook said, "Every day I wake up excited to lead and collaborate with the talented team of passionate media minds and entertaining personalities here at Service Broadcasting.

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99 Jamz Miami Launches First Interactive Hip-Hop Radio Experience with LDR

MIAMI – Oct. 29, 2013 – Following the exceptional success of Tampa’s 97X WSUN-FM (www.97xonline.com), a 24/7 Listener Driven Radio station, Cox Media Group (CMG) Miami is launching the first interactive experience in South Florida with Hip-Hop Takeover on market leader WEDR-FM. “The 99 Jamz ‘audience take-over’ allows 99 Jamz listeners to have their say in what we play, and at the same time creates a live, local music experience shared by Hip Hop fans across South Florida – and only on 99 Jamz,” said CMG Miami VP and General Manager Rob Babin (shown). Jamz listeners now can control the Hip-Hop that plays during various day parts through the week via www.WEDR.com and the 99 Jamz mobile app. The interactive voting technology is powered by crowdcasting leader, LDR Interactive. “99 Jamz has answered the call of our avid listeners and has given South Florida control and a louder voice,” added WEDR Program Director Derrick Baker. “We have taken listener research and feedback and made it immediate!” Earlier this year, 99 Jamz launched LDR’s interactive music app, GRÜVR. The app has been rated among the top 30 best free music apps in the Google Play store and has achieved thousands of downloads. “Hip-Hop is music that belongs in the hands of its passionate fans,” said Steve Smith, Vice President/Programming, Cox Media Group. “With WEDR's Hip-Hop Takeover, 99 Jamz puts Hip-Hop back where it belongs, in the streets of Miami, at the local hangouts, in the hands of the vibrant Hip-Hop.

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Q95 Indianapolis' Jay Baker Drops 157 LBS, In Time For Marathon [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2013 –– Looks like a lot of the old Jay Baker won't make it for Saturday's 6th Annual Monumental Marathon in Downtown Indianapolis. Or, at least 157 lbs. of him. According to WISH TV, first time marathoner and longtime Q95 host Baker will be among the expected 13,000 runners and his journey to compete began last St. Patrick’s Day, 2012. “I remember looking at that picture and thinking ‘I didn’t look that big when I left the house this morning,’” says Baker. “Then, you see a picture of yourself and think, 'wow, there's a guy who really seems out of control.'” After doing some research, he downloaded the fitness app Lose It!, which allows users to track calories, set goals and manage exercise. “Before I started counting (calories) I was probably eating 4,000 calories a day or 5,000 calories a day without really thinking about it,” says Baker. "I'm just looking forward to the 'accomplishment' part of it,” says Baker. “My goal is to finish and just not embarrass myself.” Regardless of how Jay finishes the race, in our book he's already a winner. WATCH VIDEO

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JENNA JAMESON: 'Sugar Character Not Like 'Dippy Broad' In '50 Shades' [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2013 –– Out making the round promoting her new novel "Sugar," Jenna Jameson, with an assist from Envision Radio Networks™ Guest Services, joined Norton in the Morning on WGRF/Buffalo on Monday. She revealed she wants Sons of Anarchy star, Charlie Hunnam, to play opposite her if the book makes it to the big screen. When asked if Sugar will be made into a movie, Jameson said “That would be fantastic. I like that idea. You know it is so funny. I was so excited about '50 Shades of Grey' being made into a movie. I’m obsessed with Sons of Anarchy. So I wanted to see Jax naked. I think his name is Charlie? Yeah, I wanted to see him naked,” said Jameson. “Now he is out, and I am a little bit bummed.” Kris Klein (right, center) of Norton in the Morning suggested Jameson should get Charlie to star in her movie, and Jameson agreed, “Yes! and I am starring!” LISTEN TO AUDIO

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12th Annual AJ’S Kid's Crane Returns To Energy 103.7 San Diego [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2013 –– The 12th Annual AJ’s Kids Crane returns Friday, November 8th to the IKEA parking lot located at 2149 Fenton Parkway in Mission Valley. San Diegans are encouraged to donate toys in exchange for various prizes and/or activities. The event, created by ENERGY 103.7 personalities AJ Machado and Hula Ramos, will feature AJ living atop a 30-foot “crane” – rain or shine – until the goal of collecting 100,000 toys is reached. All event toys and proceeds benefit AJ’s Kids Fund for Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.The toys are collected and donated to help the young patients feel more at ease while undergoing procedures or a stay at Rady Children’s Hospital. "It's been incredible watching the community of San Diego grow this annual toy drive over the course of a dozen years. I have faith that we'll have another great event benefiting the amazing patients at Rady's Children's Hospital” says Machado. ENERGY 103.7 Program Director, Chris Patyk adds “This event is a humbling experience as it shows us how much our listeners care about our community and kids. The overwhelming support they provide to Rady Children’s Hospital and to AJ is a reminder of what we can do when we all work together.” WATCH VIDEO

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Former CCME L.A. GSM Lands Biggest Deal In 'Shark Tank' History [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– ABC's 'Shark Tank' was visited by yet another peep this with a radio connection. You'll recall the recent trip by radio's R Dub who asked for $75K in exchange for 10% equity. The sharks took a pass, but Cuban's negative comments on radio syndication raised the ire many in radio. But after last week's show, there's one former GSM for Clear Channel's KBIG-FM/LA that is Cuban's biggest fan. According to The Business Insider, Melissa Carbone, a former KBIG/104.3 and KOST/103.5, now head 10 Thirty One Productions a company focused on the Horror Genre., caused jaws to drop on the Tank by asking for a $2 million investment. She asked for this in exchange of 10% equity. At first investors weren't buying until Carbone explained : "Seventeen nights we sell out every single night. We do about $1.8 million right now per October." This drew a collective "whoa" by the Sharks. Sharks, O'Leary, Robert Herjavec, and Lori Greiner weren't buying it, but Daymond John jumped in with a $2 million for a 40% stake. Carbone countered with "Two million for 20%.""Done!" Mark Cuban shouted; thus making it the largest deal in "Shark Tank" history. According to Carbone's website, Over 100,000 people have attended TTO attractions which have been featured by over 200 media entities, including Access Hollywood, E!, The Travel Channel, G4, ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS to name a few. WATCH THR VIDEO

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Tampa Host Post Signs In Yards Of (S)ex Predators For Halloween

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– Tampa loves it signs. Last week it was 102.5 The Bone putting up billboards asking to fire Tampa Buc's coach, Greg Schiano, for this season's abysmal record (0-7). Now it's The Bone's Bubba the Love Sponge in the news with his sign campaign to keep trick-or-treaters safe from (s)exual predators. According to WFLA TV, he's posted signs outside homes of convicted (s)ex offenders. Clem says he wants to bring public awareness to parents whose children will be walking through these neighborhoods on Halloween, but believes it should also be a year-round precaution. While most seem to support what he is doing, WFLA reports at least one man took the sign down after it was put up. He told the station, "I'm a sexual offender, not a sexual predator." "Bubba got it wrong, there's a difference you know."

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Old Wounds From Show Breakup Resurface In Latest Open Letter [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– A few years back, after more than a dozen years since Steve Dahl & Garry Meier's widely publicized breakup, a chance meeting between the duo during Dahl remote led many to believe they had finally buried the hatchet. Perhaps not. Following last week's blog from Robert Feder that Steve Dahl had decided to skip the upcoming National Radio Hall of Fame induction in November, he was then urged by Chaz Ebert (below), widow of the late movie reviewer, Roger Ebert, to put the feud to rest and attend. This led to Dahl posting yet another open letter on Friday to Chaz Ebert on his website: He wrote: Dear Chaz, thanks for the kind words and constructive thoughts. I agree with you 100% and let my anger go a long time ago. I have been clean and sober for over 18 years. Over the course of those 18 years I have tried multiple times to make amends to both Garry and his wife. They clearly are not interested in a reconciliation, and that’s unfortunate on both a personal and professional level to me. I am not the impediment ... Life is too short and way too precious to waste time bickering about things that either happened or were perceived to have happened 20 years ago. You know that far better than I. That said, I have reached out to Garry in every way possible, and he is not interested in a dialog of any sort. I won’t be attending the HOF ceremony, not because I have any animosity, but because it doesn’t seem like the venue for another failed attempt at a Steve and Garry reconciliation. We were nominated together and we should accept the award together, not as separate entities at separate tables. That won’t happen. If I have learned anything about this relationship over the past 20 years, it’s that the Meier family has no inclination to “bury the hatchet” any place other than in my skull. WATCH VIDEO

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CCME Launches 'An American Story " Featuring Tom Brokaw

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today the launch of "An American Story," a new exclusive nationally syndicated show featuring renowned television journalist and author Tom Brokaw. Brokaw's daily 'An American Story' segments will feature a wide range of topics ‹ from newsworthy current events to historic figures to notable moments in history ‹ which impact the lives of Americans today. Beginning Day, Date, "An American Story" will air weekdays, three times daily on select Clear Channel stations nationwide. "There are few public figures as respected as Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted journalists in America. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to bring his insights and perspectives to our listeners across the country." said Tom Schurr, President of Major Markets for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "I am grateful to Clear Channel for the opportunity to offer observations on the dynamic changes in America as well as the lessons from our past. Radio is where I began and it's good to add it once again to my television duties," said Tom Brokaw.

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MOTION: Ichabod Caine Returns To The Air; Abdul 'DJ A-OH' Hashem To Program The Beat Miami; Michael Bryan On The Rise At CCME Nashville; Tracy Taylor Joins KATC/Colorado Springs

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– Legendary Seattle host, Ichabod Caine, is returning to northwest radio courtesy of Classic Country 1520 KXA. In a company release, it says will ride into AM radios throughout the northern Puget Sound region weekdays from 3-7 pm to feature the music he showcased for 23 years on Seattle radio ...“Legendary live, local talent like Ichabod is what separates over-the-air radio from streams of songs mixed by computers” states Chuck Maylin, executive director of the Seattle Area Radio Association. “I don’t know anyone else who’s been a fixture on local Radio longer than Ichabod.” ––––– WMIB-FM 103.5 The Beat, Miami announced that Abdul "DJ A-OH" Hashem has been named Program Director, effective January 1, 2014. He will join 103.5 The Beat from Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago, where he has been part of the programming team at WGCI-FM for more than three years. " Working under the outstanding leadership and guidance of the Chicago team has been amazing and I am excited for the opportunity to continue my journey," said Hashem. ––––––––––––– CCME Nashville announced that Michael Bryan (above right) has been named Program Director of WRVW 107.5 The River, effective immediately. He expands his current duties as Operations Manager for Clear Channel Nashville and Program Director for WSIX The Big 98 to oversee programming for the heritage Top 40 station. Bryan has more than 21 years of experience in the industry. He joined Clear Channel Nashville as Operations Manager in early 2012, overseeing all programming and operations for the five-station cluster. In his role as Program Director for WSIX The Big 98, Clear Channel's flagship country station, and now WRVW 107.5 The River he manages the day-to-day programming of the stations. Prior to joining the Nashville cluster, he served as Digital Program Director for Clear Channel Orlando and Program Director of WXXL. –––––––––– Former KWNR/Las Vegas morning co-host Tracy Tayllor (left) has returned to Colorado where she joined KATC/Colorado Spings for weekend and swing. She formerly co-hosted mornings at The Wolf/Denver as well as a stint at KYGO.

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Radio Interview Leads To Sit Down With Producers During 'America's Got Talent Auditions

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– WFTL/Miami's Rich Stevens tells Jockline Daily, 'It started as an interview with the executive producer of AGT, Jason Raff, who's been the EP since season one, eight years... this is season 9. The first auction city was miami this past weekend as tens of thousands of wanna bees showed up to audition for just about anything and everything. Raff apparently had so much fun on my show that he invited me to do something NO ONE has ever done, let alone a member of the media: actually get to sit with the producers for the auditions... I have done a lot of things before but this was an amazing experience... i am sworn to secrecy as to what i saw and heard, but i can tell you that you WILL see me at the table with the producers and with one of the contestants who needed lets say some help." Rich said "The hardest part of this whole experience is gonna be on the show today... since i know a lot and can't say much... we sent about a dozen people in for guaranteed auditions... they were all really good. Oh, I left out that we had the coolest prizes for this event we gave away guaranteed auditions and no matter how many thousands of people were in line with our special pass you got to skip the line go right to the front and get seen right away.... which is cool since so many waited for hours, a lot slept outside the miami beach convention center for days to be in line... the auditions were from 10a-7p sat and sun... . CHECK OUT AUDIO FROM THE INTERVIEW HERE. PHOTO/Jason Raff Executive Producer America's Got Talent, Rich Stevens, Sam Donnelly Executive Producer Freemantle Media, Clair Breen NBC/Universal.

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More Stars Lineup To Host After MidNite's 20th Anniversary On-Air

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– As part of After MidNite’s 20th anniversary celebration, Country music stars Toby Keith, Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Hunter Hayes, Randy Houser and Little Big Town will take over hosting duties for After MidNite in November. Each artist will sit behind the mic and give fans their unique, week-long take as host of the program. Lee Brice and Tyler Farr will also be joined by CMA Correspondents Jo Dee Messina and Craig Morgan, contributing live from the 47th CMA Awards events. The 20-week takeover, which began on August 1 and runs through the end of 2013, also features special guest appearances, interviews and much more. The guest host schedule for November: Toby Keith – October 28 – November 3 · Lee Brice and Tyler Farr (featuring CMA Correspondents Jo Dee Messina and Craig Morgan) – November 4 – 10 · Hunter Hayes – November 11 – 17 · Randy Houser – November 18 – 24 · Little Big Town – November 25 – December 1. The celebrity takeover kicked off in August and has featured such artists as Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, Chris Young, Thompson Square, Joe Nichols, Kenny Rogers and Darius Rucker. Additional hosts will be announced in the near future.

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All David Bowie Station Added To SiriusXM For Limited Run

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2013 –– Following iPearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Pink Floyd, David Bowie will also be given his own radio channel on SiriusXM beginning this week. According Facts Magazine, the all-Bowie station will be broadcast for a limited run from October 30 to November 12, and will feature a host of tracks from his extensive catalogue plus five new songs from his 2013 comeback album 'The Next Day.' Listeners will also hear rare performances, demos and Bowie covers by Beck, Nirvana, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 'Fact' reports sales of 'The Next Day' have helped boost vinyl sales to their highest in a decade.

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Steve Dahl Takes Pass On Radio Hall Of Fame Induction Appearance

Wife Of Later Roger Ebert Pleads With Steve & Garry To Bury The Hatchet

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2013 –– Legendary Chicago host Steve Dahl tells blogger Robert Feder he won’t be in attendance when he and former partner Garry Meier are inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 9th. Add to this, he's upset that his former longtime partner, Garry Meier, didn't return his call and the hall's not-so attractive photo of him (see below, left) on the duo's banner. Dahl said Thursday he’s decided not to attend the black-tie ceremony at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, citing his “general disinterest in the proceedings. Dahl told Feder, “I wanted no part of it until Greg Solk (Hubbard SVP/Programming) told me he got roped into inducting us. He said he didn’t want to do it if I wasn’t there, so I called Garry and left him a voicemail. I said it might be fun, but only if we did something together. He never returned my call. I asked Jim deCastro [Pres./GM WGN AM 720] to check into it for me. It’s been two weeks and even Jim has been unable to prevail." Dahll added "They used a (s)hit picture of me, I’d have to buy a $5,000 table for my family, and they want to approve my 90-second acceptance speech. All of that combined with my general disinterest in the proceedings has made me anxious to stay home and listen to Garry explain how he got there — and why — in his allotted minute and a half. “Maybe I’ll buy an ad in the program to promote my podcast,” Following word of Dahl's decision not to join the ceremonies, Chaz Ebert, wife of the later Roger Ebert, sent an open letter to Feder titled “Steve and Garry, Please Bury the Hatchet.” She wrote: Dear Steve: Please go! Yes, please join Garry Meier and attend your induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame at the Museum of Broadcast Communications on Nov. 9. Take Janet and your sons and let them help you bask in the honor you have been overdue for too long. And please start making more positive remarks about Garry and the event. Time to pour honey over the wounds. And Garry: Please call Steve to discuss it. Bury the hatchet long enough to unite for this event. Do it for Chicago, but most of all, do it to free your heart from the prison of 20 years of resentment. You are an intelligent man, and I cannot profess to know what is in your heart and mind, but this whole thing must still sting. Give it one more try." She also implored NRHOF chief, Bruce Dumont to please get another photo of Garry and Steve. READ LETTER HERE

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Sean Hannity Comes To Aid Of Operator Who Was Fired After Their Interview [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2013 –– As Jockline reported this week (JD 10/22), Earline Davis, an Affordable Heathcare hotline operator, caught national attention during her on-air exchange with syndicated Sean Hannity by admitting when asked if people calling in really 'liked it," a reference to their online experience, she replied "Uhhhh, not really." Hannity repeated said during the interview, he didn't want her words to get her in trouble, but apparently they did. When she returned to work on Thursday, she was fired. Yesterday, they spoke again during his show and Hannity asked "Something happened between the time we made that call to you, and now, what happened? DAVIS: They fired me from my job. HANNITY: Because of the phone call, the information that you gave us? DAVIS: Yes sir. HANNITY: And what was the specific reason? When they sat you down, did they give you a specific reason? DAVIS: They said that no contact with the media. No type of media whatsoever. We’re not allowed to do that at that company. Hannity later asked, "Did they ever tell you that you’re not allowed to take a call from a radio show? Your job was to answer phones. DAVIS: I did not hear anything about that. There were so many of us in a big group, you can only talk so loud. Last night on Hannity's Fox TV show he was able to get Earline as a guest. After replaying the day's events, Hannity said he felt 'terrible' about this happening to her and since set up email for people to reach out who wished to help. In the meantime he said he was going to 'gift' $13,000 to both her and her son which totaled $26,000, her estimated annual salary from the job she lost. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Retired 77 Year Old New York, Philly Radio Host Arrested In (S)ex Sting

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2013 –– Popular 60's jock, David Herman, known for his Marconi Experiment on WMMR/Philly and later a host on WNEW New York, has been arrested after arriving at the St. Croix airport expecting to meet a 7-year-old girl he wanted to (s)exually assault at his Virgin Islands home, according to prosecutors. philly.com reports Herman, 77, who had unknowingly been chatting online with an undercover officer for nearly a year, was arrested by Homeland Security and customs agents and charged with attempting to transport a minor for (s)ex. According to the criminal complaint, Herman's arrest followed nearly a year of online chatting with an undercover agent, whom he believed to be a 36-year-old woman named Kris living in Bergen County, N.J. The complaint says Herman told "Kris," who said she had a 6-year-old daughter, that he was attracted to young girls and that he wanted to have (s)ex with her daughter. In addition to his radio past, Herman also had a new online venture, the Dave Herman Music Project, which centered around classic rock.

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Radio One Personality, Sheila Stewart, Killed In Auto Accident

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2013 –– A popular Washington, DC radio host, Sheila Stewart, was killed in a car accident on Thursday in Atlanta. According to nbcwashington.com, Stewart was on her way to work when she was involved in a car accident, Chris Wegmann, the Regional VP and General Manager for Radio One, confirmed. After coming to a stop on Interstate 20, DeKalb County police report she was struck from behind by a box truck. Stewart was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Stewart, who worked for D.C.'s Radio One stations, had been staying with her sister and working from Atlanta at the time of her death. Stewart most recently served as the News and Community Affairs Director for Radio One's D.C. stations, delivering the news for 93.9 WKYS-FM, Praise 104.1, WOL-AM 1450, Spirit 1340, and Majic 102.3. "If you say, 'I have this community event, can you come?' not only is she going to show up, she’s going to make sure the whole radio station is involved," Russ Parr Morning Show co-host Georgia Alfredas said. “A talented colleague, Sheila’s contributions will long be felt by her Radio One family and the lives she touched through her various charitable connections and community organizations,” Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson Radio One, Inc. said in a statement published on Praise 104.1's website.

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CBS Radio Launches New Country 106.1 In Baltimore

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio Baltimore announced the launch of a new local radio station, New Country on 106.1. Things will kick off today at noon. it can also be heard streaming online at www.NewCountry1061.com and the Radio.com app for mobile devices. It will be available on HD Radio devices at 101.9 HD2. Robert Philips, Senior Vice President and Market Manager of CBS Radio Baltimore said, “ Country radio today has a broad-based audience, including more listeners and younger listeners than ever before. Its cross-over popularity is at an all-time high, and country fans here in Baltimore are extremely passionate.” The station debuts following an agreement between CBS Baltimore and Hope Christian, the owner of the 106.1 frequency. According to the Baltimore Sun, the lineup will feature Fast Jimi Roberts in mornings, Jenn Marino and Steve Mann in middays and Scott Davies at night.

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Katy Perry 'Roars' For CBS Radio's 'We Can Survive' Concert


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2013 –– By our count, Katy Perry has been heard or seen by every radio peep in the world this week. The day after the release of her hotly anticipated new album, Katy Perry and friends played at the historic Hollywood Bowl for CBS RADIO’s SOLD OUT We Can Survive concert, benefiting the Young Survival Coalition. Pictured L-R are the night’s performers, Tegan, Sara Bareilles, Sara, Katy, Kacey Musgraves, Ellie Goulding and Bonnie McKee, closing out Katy’s only US concert promoting PRISM, by singing a powerful version of her latest smash hit “Roar” together amidst fireworks, confetti and fanfare. PHOTO/Christopher Polk/Getty Images

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Tampa's 102.5 The Bone Wants Buccaneer's Coach Fired


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2013 –– If it weren't bad enough for Tampa Bay Buccaneer's coach Greg Schiano, having lost 10 of his last 11 games he now has to drive to work with Billboards calling for his firing. This comes courtesy of the folks at 102.5 The Bone who are apparently fed with the season so far, off to an 0-7 record. After losing to Atlanta on Sunday, 31-23, they fell once again to The Carolina Panthers, 31-13 on Thursday night. In a statement from Michael Sharkey, Program Director. 102.5 The Bone, he wrote: “The ‘Fire Schiano’ billboard is simply a reflection of the Tampa Bay community’s opinion of the Buccaneer’s Head Coach. Our listeners have voiced their opinion that they are tired of a team, that on paper, should have a winning record. This billboard isn’t a message to the Buccaneers as much as it is a message to our listeners that we are right there with them!” PHOTO/Twitter

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Dish Nation Teams With Cumulus Stations For November Ratings Boost

Morning Hosts On Cumulus To Talk About Dish Nation On Their Shows

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– The popular syndicated TV series 'Dish Nation' which features various morning radio shows across the country is tapping deeper into radio for some added boost. According to TV News Check, the show will partner with Cumulus Media’s stations in an attempt to boost its ratings in the November sweep. The four-week marketing campaign with involve Cumulus Media’s 296 radio stations. “This is about building awareness,” says Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development at Twentieth Television. “The DJs in the Cumulus markets are going to talk about Dish Nation on their morning shows. In the top-12 DMAs, we’ll have a contest where their listeners can win a trip to Hollywood.” Among the shows, Dish Nation features Heidi & Frank from KLOS-FM Los Angeles (shown) and Rickey Smiley from WHAT-FM Atlanta and Scott & Todd at WPLJ-FM New York. The campaign includes 30-second spots for morning drive-time radio shows and 15-second spots to run in the afternoon. The :30s will also air at night. During the month, Cumulus hosts will use the tagline “Powered by Dish Nation” for entertainment news segments. For the week ending Oct. 13, Dish Nation ranked No. 7 among entertainment newsmagazines (in a tie with Right This Minute) with a 1.0 household rating, up 11% from a year ago.

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Don Geronimo Heads Home To 106.7 WJFK Washington

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– Who says you can't go home again? After departing the Washington DC airwaves back in 2008, longtime vet, Don Geronimo is headed back to old stomping grounds at 106.7, WJFK (106.7 The Fan) where he'll cover a new evening sport's show. As Jockline reported last week (JD 10/17), while bidding his final goodbye to fans on KHTK/Sacramento, he reminded listeners he was still employed by CBS Radio and would remaining with the company in some capacity. Yesterday he made good on that promise with news of his move to 107.7 The Fan. According to The Washington Post, he’ll continue to broadcast from Sacramento when he kicks off his show WJFK tonight at 7 p.m., until moving to DC next month. Along with co-host Mike O’Meara, Geronimo had dominated the Washington airwaves for over 3 decades until quitting five years ago. "The main thing that appealed to me is that all they said to me was, ‘Just have fun,’?” Geronimo said. “My show will be sports-dominant, but what’s great about WJFK is that there’s always room for personality radio.” Geronimo had taken two years off from radio after leaving WJFK for personal reasons. In 2010, Geronimo joined Sacramento's KHTK (1140 AM). “You have to be a chameleon in this business," says Geronimo. "I’ve done Top 40, I’ve done talk, I did ‘Don & Mike,’ I’ve been in sports talk. The thing I bring to the table is me, my personality. I’m not being pompous about it, but that’s what I offer.”

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Poleman Honored By Musicians' Group


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for CCME, will be honored at the upcoming Musicians On Call (MOC) Gala to be held on November 12, 2013 at Gotham Hall in NYC. MOC is a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients. Launched in 1999, this will mark the first time MOC will honor someone for his outstanding commitment to the organization. Through the years, Poleman has been an avid champion of MOC, serving as Board Co-Chairperson for over a decade and lending his time and support to help lighten the experience for patients being treated at hospitals across the country. Poleman has spent many hours as a Musician On Call volunteer and early this week joined actor, musician and star of Glee, Darren Criss (shown), at the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA to perform at the bedsides of patients. MOC has also announced that 3-time Grammy-nominated band Paramore and multi-platinum-selling RCA recording artist Gavin DeGraw, will perform at the event. Elvis Duran, host of the nationally syndicated “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show,” will host the evening in honor of his longtime friend.

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Ryan Seacrest To Keep Rockin On New Year's Eve

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– Ryan Seacrest has signed on once again to host ABC’s New Year’s Eve special, 'Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. According to The Hollywood Reporter, terms of the deal weren't revealed, but did note that it was a multi-year contract. Seacrest took the show over for Dick Clark, who died in 2012. Last year was his first solo show and producers paid tribute to Clark with a two-hour special. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Seacrest wrote: ABC are my valued partners in carrying Dick's vision forward ... I'm humbled by their continued faith, and excited to work together to create new traditions and fun moments on the show that only live television can deliver.” According to ABC, the 2013 special program was the most watched ever, attracting 22.6 million viewers to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Photo/ABC

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Glenn Beck's TheBlaze Radio Network Heads To Philadelphia

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– Glenn Beck's TheBlaze Radio Network will launch TheBlaze Radio Philadelphia on Monday 11/4. In advance of the launch, TheBlaze Radio Network will take-over WWIQ-FM 106.9 for one week starting on Monday 10/28 to introduce Philadelphia audiences to its programming. The take-over line-up includes 9AM – 12PM: The Glenn Beck Radio Program -- 12 PM – 2 PM: Buck Sexton -- 2PM – 5PM: Jay Severin -- 5PM – 6PM: Doc Thompson LIVE from Philadelphia’s O’Neals Irish Pub & Restaurant (611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia) -- Weekend programming includes: Buck Sexton, Joe Pags, Chris Salcedo and David Barton TheBlaze Radio Network launched in October 2012 and has seen a 124% increase in listenership M-F 6 AM – 8 PM (*Jan 2013 – Sept 2013). TheBlaze Radio Philly will also be available at TheBlaze.com/Philly and iHeart Radio.

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iHeart Radio LA Theater Kicks Off With Perry Release Party

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles kicked off this week with the Katy Perry iHeartRadio Album Release Party which featured the release of her new studio album, PRISM, released the same day. Hosted by on-air talent and TV personality Mario Lopez, the event featured a live performance and Q&A with Katy Perry discussing the behind-the-making of her new album. The event aired in its entirety live on 175 Clear Channel Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), Rhythmic CHR, Adult Contemporary (AC) and Hot AC stations around the country and exclusively online at Yahoo Screen (http://screen.yahoo.com/music). In addition, the party will be televised on The CW Network on Friday, October 25 at 9 p.m. ET. In addition to the iHeartRadio Album Release Party, Katy Perry took over all Clear Channel CHR radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio, in a first-of-its-kind all day promotion, to play her favorite music and tracks from her new album. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment branded its stations "Katy Perry Radio" for an entire day with Katy Perry herself acting as guest DJ, discussing the album and how it was created. PHOTO/Joseph Llanes for iHeartRadio

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Former President Bill Clinton Presents CCME's John Sykes With Martell Award

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– During Tuesday night's T.J. Martell Foundation's New York Honors Gala, President Bill Clinton presented longtime friend John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, with the Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award, the foundation's highest honor. There to celebrate were audience members Carrie Underwood; Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction; Perez Hilton; Doug Morris, CEO of Sony Music; and multi-billionaires Paul Tudor Jones, founder of the Robin Hood Foundation, and Ron Perelman. Performances by Bryan Adams and Sting were highlights of the night. Shown left are Bryan Adams; Sting, Pres. Clinton and John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment. PHOTO/Getty

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MOTION: Sun Broadcast Group Names Gina Suarez Manager of Affiliate Sales

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– Sun Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that Gina Suarez has joined the company, effective immediately, as Manager of Affiliate Sales. In this new position based at Sun Broadcast Group's New York City office, Gina will report to Nick DeGregorio, VP Programming and Affiliate Sales. Suarez said, "It's a thrill and an honor to be part of the dynamic Sun Broadcast Group family! Jason (Jason Bailey CEO), Steve (Steve Gallagher, EVP), Nick and the entire team are among the most passionate and dedicated in the business. I share their vision of bringing compelling programs like The Marilu Henner Show to the fore." Gina Suarez joins Sun Broadcast Group with a diverse background in the music business and network radio and most recently Ryko Records (Warner Music Group) where she was Manager of Label Operations. Prior to Ryko Records she held management positions at A&M Records, Columbia Records and as well as Global Satellite Network and ABC Radio Networks.

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Bobby Bone's Band Raises $20,000 For High School Student With Cancer [AUDIO]

THEMOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 –– The Bobby Bones Show and his band The Raging Idiots led listeners in raising more than $20,000 in less than one week to support Alexa Hickman, a Chattanooga high school student diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Alexa’s family reached out to Bobby in search of guidance on how to raise funds for medical care, and after learning Hickman’s mom was forced to quit her job to care for Alexa, Bones launched the campaign encouraging donations to alleviate some of the family’s financial burden.Last week, Alexa joined Bones and the Raging Idiots in-studio to sing a song the two wrote together, entitled Proud of Who We Are. PHOTOS/Bobby Bones/Facebook To hear the song, CLICK HERE

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK:

Britney Spears Says She'd Like To Grind Against Miley Cyrus [AUDIO]

BY GRAHAM MACK

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2013 - Britney Spears does a horse impression live on Radio 1 and says she'd like to grind against Miley Cyrus. Continuing with her UK promo tour, the singer stopped by the Radio 1 studios to talk to Grimmy (Nick Grimshaw) about her upcoming Las Vegas residency and play a genius game of 'Britney Literally Spears' where the singer had to spear (yes) balloons which held fans' questions. One fan wrote in asking what the singer would eat if she could only eat one food for the rest of her life, to which the singer replied: "Two things. Pizza and chocolate." The singer also said she'd like to appear in a video with Robin Thicke, leading Grimmy to ask: "Would you like to be him for a day and grind against Miley?" Britney's answer? "Yeah."LISTEN TO AUDIO (Go past :-27 min. mark)

Alastair Campbell to host LBC 97.3 Drive - Alastair Campbell will be hosting LBC 97.3′s drive time show this afternoon, with Russell Brand lined up as one of his guests. Alastair, best known as Director of Communications and Strategy for Tony Blair from 1997 to 2003, will be discussing the big stories of the day but focusing on addiction – drawing on his own experiences of alcohol and depression – and will be joined by a number of special guests including Russell Brand. It’s exactly five years since that phone call from Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2. Alastair Campbell said: “I’m usually interviewed by Iain Dale so it will be a nice change to sit in for him.

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Shark Tank Fail Proving Profitable For Radio's R Dub

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2013 –– In an story you read exclusively in Jockline Daily last week, Benztown Radio Network's syndicated "Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub may have walked out empty handed from his appearance on ABC's 'Shark Tank, but he landed a $75,000 deal just the same. It came courtesy of the law firm of Jackson and Associates Law Centers. Bakersfield-based Jackson and Associates contacted the show’s creator and producer, R Dub!, the Monday after the “Shark Tank” episode aired, and signed a one-year digital sponsorship deal for $75,000 last Friday. R Dub told Jockline Daily last week (JD 10/15) "Today a show sponsorship deal came in for 75K. No equity…just the cash. Wow!!!" (R Dub had asked for $75k + 10 equity). Sunday Night Slow Jams also welcomeddomed a bonanza of new affiliates in the week following R Dub’s “Shark Tank” appearance, including: KKWD-FM, Oklahoma City (Rhythm); WWZY-FM, Jersey Shore (Hot AC); and KKBB-FM, Bakersfield (Rhythmic AC). R Dub!, Sunday Night Slow Jams Host and President of Fusion Radio Networks, said: “Being one of 40,000 applicants to appear on ‘Shark Tank’ was a dream come true for me! The opportunity to market the Slow Jams brand to 6.5 million potential new customers and meet the Sharks while appearing on one of my favorite television shows was one of the best experiences of my life. Steven Thompson, Firm Administrator/Attorney for Jackson and Associates, said: “We’ve been fans of R Dub! and Sunday Night Slow Jams for some time now. After seeing him on Shark Tank, the staff and I got together and realized Slow Jams would be the perfect medium to deliver our message.

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MOTION: KXNT Las Vegas Names Dayna Roselli As Its Morning New Co-Host; The 'Kimmer' Returns To Atlanta Radio

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2013 –– CBS RADIO Las Vegas has announced the addition of Dayna Roselli (shown) to FM News Radio 100.5 KXNT’s on-air lineup. Roselli joins the KXNT Morning News alongside Joe Gillespie and Nathan Tannenbaum, which airs weekdays from 6:00 am - 9:00 am on-air, streaming online at www.kxnt.com and through the Radio.com app for mobile devices.
With more than 16 years of broadcasting experience, Roselli most recently worked at the Las Vegas CBS affiliate, KLAS-TV, as Morning News Anchor and Entertainment Reporter. "I'm really thrilled to be a part of this team and take on the world of radio,” adds Roselli. “I love this community and all it has to offer, it's nice to have a voice and make a difference by bringing the people of Southern Nevada the news and information they need." –––––––––– Kim Peterson, aka The Kimmer, is headed back to Atlanta radio. He will appear from noon to 3 p.m. on Cumulus' All News 106.7 FM starting Nov. 4. In a release, Kim wrote "It feels like coming home for the holidays. I'm really thrilled." "We want to bring back a little common sense to the news/talk business and do some serious fooling around, too. We're bringing back the team – Jim Gossett’s ‘Newsmaker Line’ and sports with Pete “Snake” Davis -- so nobody is safe from ridicule. Sounds like fun." said Peterson. Kim had formerly worked for many years at Clear Channel's WGST where he held afternoons.

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Series Mania Begins: Cornbread On A Roof; Boston's Toucher Catches Heat For Backing Cards [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2013 –– As expected, lots of bets and bits taking place between radio peeps in competing cities of baseball's World Series which gets underway tonight. 92.3 /WIL St. Louis' forever zany Cornbread (above) is up to his usual antics by packing up and moving downtown in support of their Red Birds in his Roof-Top Rally! They say it worked for the 2006 World Series and again in 2011. He calls it his due diligence to St. Louis and to Cardinals fans everywhere. So, starting today at noon, Cornbread will live on top of the InterPark East Stadium Garage downtown and he will not come down until the Birds have safely secured the World Series trophy. Cornbread will broadcast the morning show from atop the roof each morning and check in periodically throughout the day with updates. Meanwhile, up in Boston things aren't so pleasant for top rated Toucher (right), one half of the number one rated Toucher and Rich Show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. As a Detroit native who grew up with grandparents in St. Louis, he's been a live long Cardinal's fan and this, as expected, isn't sitting too well with his Boston Red Sox faithful. "I have some people saying horrible things to me on social media some others are saying terrible things about me," he tells KSDK TV. "I will take the slings and arrows. I will take the abuse," he said. Not sure how this will turn out, but if the Sox lose, he may have to join Cornbread on the roof. WATCH VIDEO

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Nash Magazine Debuts With Star-Studded Bash [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2013 –– As an extension of NASH' national branding, look for its all new Nash Magazine to show up on your newsstands soon. With the October issue already available in Atlanta, they kicked off the publication this week a special Nash Bash at the Ardmore Hotel In Atlanta. It featured performances from country music’s top stars including Kelli Pickler, Laura Bundy Bell and Jaida Dreyer. As the Ardmore's website says: Some very nice cowgirls showed us into the party, too. Joining the occasion were various local celebs such as Jeff Dauler, co-host and executive producer of the syndicated Bert Show which airs on Cumulus' Q100. He's shown below with Callie Riggs of Red Light Management. NASH is called a go-to publication for a behind-the-scenes look at all things country music. From album reviews and exclusive interviews with the stars and their entourages, to a candid look inside the tour buses and homes of the genre's biggest artists, NASH will go beyond the music to bring fans a first-hand look at the country music lifestyle, from fashion to food, travel, fitness and more. CHECK OUT PARTY HERE

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Envision Radio Networks Moves Its RADAR Inventory to AdLarge’s ROI Network

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2013 –– AdLarge Media has signed a national advertising sales representation agreement with Envision Radio Networks® that moves inventory already measured in Nielsen Audio’s RADAR® service to AdLarge’s Return on Investment (ROI) Network. The announcement comes just a month after AdLarge’s ROI Network debuted in RADAR as one of the largest advertising networks within the ratings service. Envision Radio Networks® has been part of RADAR for more than ten years and has significant major market coverage, including all of the top 25 measured markets. “Our arrangement with Envision Radio Networks® brings top-performing stations and large market coverage to our portfolio,” stated Gary Schonfeld (left), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AdLarge. “Danno and Laura share our vision of innovation and entrepreneurship and our dedication to developing customized solutions for advertisers.” “Gary and Cathy and their team at AdLarge will increase our presence in the national advertising arena,” noted Danno Wolkoff (right), President and Chief Executive Officer, Envision Radio Networks®. Nielsen Audio’s RADAR (Radio’s All Dimension Audience Research) is the industry’s standard currency for national network radio ratings and measures 46 individual radio networks. The AdLarge ROI Network delivers a core 25-54 and 18-49 adult audience, with an equal balance of male and female listeners, on an extensive variety of music-formatted radio stations.

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TRACY JOHNSON: Air Check Sessions Don't Have To Suck

Regularly critiquing performance is as critical to talent as watching film is to Peyton Manning.

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2013 –– As part of an upcoming webinar, talent consultant Tracy Johnson (shown) gave Jockline Daily a sneak peek of one radio's most productive, but often most dreaded drills: Airchecks! He says Air checks have a way of falling to the bottom of everyone's To-Do list. It's easy to put them off because frankly, most air check sessions are BORING. One of the veteran shows I work with recently admitted that it has been YEARS since they actually listened to their own show. It's no surprise the show has become sluggish, sloppy and lacks the sharpness it could have. Regularly critiquing performance is as critical to talent as watching film is to Peyton Manning. Evaluations can be exciting, vibrant, productive meetings that inspire great performance, if they're done right .. t’s all about making the team stronger, the show better. To keep sessions fresh, I advocate nine different types of air check tactics, including: Transcription: This is painful, but useful. Transcribe a break into a script, and read it back, word-for-word. The edit it. Take out everything that doesn't need to be there. Read it again. Now, add to it to make it more colorful and exciting. Day Off: Each cast member gets a recording of the show in real time. Leave everything in it. Exactly as the listener hears it. Then take a weekday off (not a Saturday). In real time, from the time their show starts until it’s over, do the things the audience does. Run errands. Get stuck in traffic. Wake up, take a shower, have breakfast. Drop off the kids. Take the show along. How did you “hear” the show now? Self Help. This may be the most useful tactic of all. Pick a full, recent, randomly chosen show. The show listens to it together – without the PD - and presents an objective critique. They are almost always harder on themselves than the talent coach will be, which changes the dynamics. Most of the time, talent misses the best moments of their performance, because they're so busy listening to what went wrong. If interested in more details, CLICK HERE

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Reba McEntire & The Band Perry Surprise Shows And Stations With CMA Awards News

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– Reba McEntire and CMA Awards nominees The Band Perry surprised stations and personalities around the country today with news of their 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards wins. They each divided the calls with The Band Perry calling the Radio Station and Major, Large, Medium, and Small Market Broadcast Personality of the Year winners, and Reba delivering the good news to the National Broadcast Personality of the Year winners. Among those getting calls was National – Kix Brooks, “American Country Countdown” – Cumulus Media Networks, Major Market – “The Doc and Andie Show” (Ken Medek, Andie Summers, and Kevin Crockett) – WXTU, Philadelphia, Pa ) top right, Large Market – “Q Morning Crew” (Mike Wheless, Marty Young, and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Medium Market – “Andy and Alison and the Morning Crew” (Andy Ritchie, Alison West, and Jimmy Holt) – WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn. Small Market – “The Good Morning Guys” (Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore) – KUAD, Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo. Top station winners included: Major Market – KUPL – Portland, Ore., Large Market – WCTK – Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, R.I., Medium Market – KSSN – Little Rock, Ark. and Small Market – WLLR – Quad Cities-Davenport-Rock Island, Iowa/Moline, Ill. Winners will be recognized at “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” to be held Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and broadcast live on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the sixth time.

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Healthcare Hotline Operator Makes Surprising Admission To Sean Hannity [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– Politics aside, you have to feel sorry for all the problems incurred in the launch of the Affordable Healthcare Act, better known as Obamacare. It's probably been especially hard for its operators, too. Following yesterday's Rose Garden speech by The President who admitted things 'hadn't worked as smoothly as it was suppose to," syndicated host Sean Hannity decided to ring up the site himself. After going through the usual automated prompts, he eventually reached an live operator named Erling Davis. After engaging is various small talk, including the weather in Florida, he went on to ask if she knew how much the government spent on that website? and various other questions. He went on to compliment her on being so polite, but then ended up by asking “Have you ever gotten anyone who really likes it yet?” “Uhhhh, not really,” she replied, to which Hannity bolted into laughter. All humor aside, we hope Miss Davis doesn't catch any heat for this as it sounds like she's a nice lady. PHOTO/Sean Hannity LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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GBag Nation's Chris Arnold Back On The Air At 105.3 Dallas Following Article Flap

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– As Jockline Daily reported last week (JD 10/16), longtime host Chris Arnold (shown) of 105.3 The Fan's GBag Nation became embroiled in controversy after penning an article at the station's website that local sports writer, Scott Kacsmar, claimed was his. According to The Dallas Observer, Arnold has been uncharacteristically quiet for 10 days, and his voice has been missing from The GBag Nation which also features Gavin Dawson and Mike Bacsik. Following last week's report, some had wondered if this would cost Arnold his job, but not everyone. The Observer cites former host Richie Whitt who predicted as much last week saying "Easy for anyone with a journalism background to call for his firing...But this again proves that sports radio is more about entertainment than information." As you'll recall, Arnold invited Kacsmar to be a guest on the G-Bag nation, but Kacsmar replied: "Not interested."I think I'd like to hear you apologize on the radio though." It also didn't seem that Kacsmar was interested in Arnold's firing saying as much in a tweet. He just wanted an apology.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Tim Spengler, Joins CCME In Content And Revenue Post; Dickey Broadcasting & The Braves Ink Multi Year Partnership

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– CCME announced that it has named respected media executive Tim Spengler to the newly created position of President of Content Marketing and Revenue Strategy. Spengler has been a senior executive for the Interpublic Group (IPG), a leading global advertising holding company, for nearly two decades, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of MAGNA GLOBAL, the strategic media investment and intelligence arm of IPG Mediabrands. In that role, he leveraged relationships with media companies across the world to maximize value for IPG’s clients. Prior to that, Spengler was President, North America, for Initiative, one of IPG’s three worldwide media networks. Under his leadership, Initiative was named U.S. Media Agency of the Year in 2008 by both Advertising Age and Adweek. He has also been recognized as an Advertising Age “Media Maven,” an Adweek “Media All-Star” and TV Week’s Media Executive of the Year. ––––––––– Atlanta Braves and Dickey Broadcasting Company renew multi-year radio rightsholder partnership. Don Sutton and Jim Powell also re-sign for multiple years. The agreement includes all 162 games per season which will air on two Atlanta flagship radio stations, 680 the Fan (680 AM and 93.7 FM), and new in 2014, the broadcast will shift from Rock 100.5 to an even stronger signal on All News 106.7 (WYAY-FM). Dickey Broadcasting Company will also manage the Braves Radio Network to include at least 150 radio stations throughout the Southeast - the largest sports radio network in the world.

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The Sun Group Launches Horse Racing Network

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– Sun Broadcast Group, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a national sales representation agreement with the Horse Racing Radio Network, LLC effective immediately. The partnership which includes the Triple Crown races of the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes along with the Breeders Cup World Championships expands the growing Sports products being offered by Sun and will include in-show inventory and promotional opportunities. The Horse Racing Radio Network is heard in over 50 markets along with SiriusXM satellite radio. "At Sun Broadcast Group, we are committed to unique, quality programming our clients and customers want to be associated with. Our partnership with the Horse Racing Radio Network represents our dedication to excellence and we are thrilled to be a part of The Triple Crown, thoroughbred horse racing's ultimate prestige event," said Steve Gallagher, EVP of Sun Broadcast Group. "Mike Penna and his team have an unrivaled passion for horse racing and plan to broadcast more than 100 of the nation's best thoroughbred races."cingradio.net, follow us on Twitter @HRRN and like "Horse Racing Radio Network" on Facebook.

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Aussie Group Chairman Plays Down Infamous Royal Prank; Says "S**T Happens"

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– It was the prank heard around the world, but having somewhat quiet on the subject until now, the chairman of Southern Cross Media told shareholders in Melbourne yesterday ‘‘s**t happens.’’ According to theage.com Southern Cross suspended all advertising on 2Day FM after a scandal took place involving Mel Greig and Michael Christian, which resulted in the death of a nurse. "These incidents were unfortunate, no doubt about that," Southern Cross chairman Max Moore-Wilton told shareholders. "But in the immortal words of someone whose identity I cannot recall, s**t happens." ‘I think it was a one sentence comment wasn’t it,’’ he said when asked by Fairfax Media whether he regretted what he said. "‘I have no comment, I made a comment in one sentence. I am glad the media is so busy,’’ he said. Southern Cross received a first strike at the meeting, with more than 25 per cent of shareholders rejecting its remuneration report, as well as a strong protest vote against the re-election of directors. If Southern Cross receives a "second strike" at next year's shareholder meeting, with a no vote on its remuneration report of more than 25 per cent, it will be forced to hold a resolution to spill all of its directors who must then stand for re-election.

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Diddy Talks With Power 105's Breakfast Club About His New Cable Channel; May Add A Hip Hop Version Of Bill Maher Show [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– As you may have heard, Diddy is set to launch his own cable TV, Revolt TV network on Time Warner Cable. His son, along with Lil Twist and Kylie Jenner are set to host. Yesterday on Power 105 New York's Breakfast Club, he said "I saw there was no ESPN of music, no CNN of music, there was no one trusted destination." He added, "While many music platforms like MTV and BET have toned down the amount music videos they play," Diddy says "that won't be the case with Revolt TV." He says they'll be looking to play more underground artists as well. He also teased another detail which is a potential series that will more of a debate show. Almost like a real time with Bill Maher; A panel discussion on different issues we have in the hip-hop community." WATCH INTERVIEW HERE

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The Last Prize You'll Ever Use: WNOR Gives Away Funeral [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– Somewhere right now, the stunt gods are smiling as WNOR's Rick Rumble is giving one... uhhh.. lucky person their own paid funeral. Or, as they say: "Win it before you buy it." They add, 'It's the last prize you'll ever use." The contest, in conjunction with Sturtevant Funeral Homes, explains "You have the chance to win a $10,000 certificate for the cost of your funeral. You’ll have the peace of mind in knowing that everything is taken care of for you and your family when the time comes. And you’ll have more money to spend on your bucket list! Deadline to enter this contest is Sunday, October 27th by 11:59pm. Jockline Daily assumes the line "people are dying to win" was already taken.

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DJ Mike Czech & Malcolm Ryker Offer Free Halloween Special

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2013 –– DJ Mike Czech and Malcolm Ryker craft a Two-Hour Halloween Special that is so good you will want to run it twice. Mike Czech comments “Just like Frankenstein we take bits and pieces of songs to create a monster of a Mix." As for Skratch N’Sniff, what started out on legendary ALT 91X in San Diego has spread throughout the Active and ALT airwaves breathing new sounds into great stations all across the map. Production and imaging mastermind Malcolm Ryker brings respected and familiar identity to the show and DJ Mike Czech puts together a non-stop continuous party mix that has listeners all across the country eagerly awaiting the next episode. Stations interested can get a download link by contacting Compass Media Networks (914) 610-4957 or email HERE

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REPORT: Casey Kasem Has Only A Few Months To Live

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2013 –– Jean Kasem, radio legend Casey Kasem has only a few months left to live, according to a TMZ report. The news stems from a former housekeeper who's suing the couple in small claims court which was heard last Friday. Although Jean wasn't present, the wife of her lawyer appeared on Jean's behalf. Jean requested a continuance for a few months because that's how long it will take for "the situation to resolve or end, unfortunately." Since the housekeeper didn't file court papers properly, the lawsuit was dismissed, but coupled with recent news of his oldest children's requests to take over the care of their ailing father, which was rejected by a judge, the news added more heartache to an already sad situation. According to detroitskidshow.com, Kasem graduated from Detroit's Northwestern High School and Wayne State University. He worked at WJLB and In and later became Casey at the Mike handling nights at WJBK-AM. Kasem left Detroit’s in 1957 for radio stations in Cleveland, Buffalo, Oakland and eventually Los Angeles. It was in Oakland where he developed his unique style of introducing songs with uplifting stories about the lives of music artists. American Top 40 with Casey Kasem made it’s syndicated debut on July 4, 1970. For more than thirty years Kasem counted down the hits, until his last AT-40 broadcast on July 7, 2004. PHOTOS/ Michigan Broadcast Museum - S–sukely 1

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WFAN's Francesa Calls 'Sunday Night Football' Theme 'Dumbest Song Ever Created [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2013 –– Here's one topic that won't likely put WFAN/New York's The Fan's Mike Francesa to sleep (remember ?) This would be Carrie Underwood's 'Sunday Night Football' theme song. According to cambio.com, last week he ripped into the diddy while lamenting how TV has diluted the NFL's Monday Night Football since the addition of its Thursday and Sunday night offering. In the process, he called out Underwood's "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" tune calling it the "dumbest song ever created," recently during a segment on his show he said "No one waits all day, they watch football all day!" For those keeping up with its theme songs, Underwood followed Faith Hill who previously sang the Sunday night song before her. Check out Mike's rant at around the two minute mark - WATCH HERE. You can also watch Carrie's Video HERE

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Legal Wrangling Continues Between Eddie Sotelo And Former Staffers

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2013 –– Spanish-language radio star Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo who just relaunched is radio show "El Show de Piolín," on SiriusXM is now being counter-sued by six former staff members of his "Piolín por la Mañana" program on Univision Radio. According to The LA Times, Sotelo sued the ex-members in late August, alleging they had teamed to extort as much as $4.9 million from him. In response, lawyers for the group filed a lengthy motion on Oct. 15, asking a judge to strike Sotelo's lawsuit. In its motion, the former workers alleged that as Sotelo's Univision career began to soar, his behavior toward them turned increasingly abusive. They claim he humiliated them 'derogatory names, licking and biting them, rubbing his body against theirs, and grabbing his genitals.' The group claims to have tolerated the alleged behavior because they feared they would lose their jobs if they complained. Sotelo's attorney, Jeffrey Spitz, called the staffers' motion "a predictable legal maneuver." "We look forward to the day of reckoning when the defendants will have to answer Eddie’s extortion claim in court," said Spitz. Sotelo previously has said that he is the victim of a smear campaign, and that ex-staff members were motivated by greed and jealousy.

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Lite 106.9 Louisville Strings Bras On The Bridge

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2013 –– With just one of the numerous promotions being presented in behalf of breast cancer awareness, Lite 106.9 Indy, likely got motorist's attention with its stretch of nearly 5,000 bras across Big Four Bridge on Sunday. According to The Courier Journal, the idea of stringing bras across the bridge came from Lite 106.9 personalities John and Jeff Ramsey. They were still taking donations yesterday during the official event. Promotions coordinator Danielle McKenzie said supporters had already put them over the top. They had enough bras on hand to string them the length of the bridge “three or four times,” she said. “We have collected so many,” she said. “It’s amazing how the community has stepped up.” Of note, donated bras that can be reused will be given to the Center for Women and Families. WATCH VIDEO

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Fisher House To Offer Free Veterans Day Programming

NEWS RELEASE Fisher House Creates Veterans Day Programming Tool Kit To Help Radio Honor Those Who Served PSAs, guest list and public affairs show will help radio stations mark Veterans Day and recognize America’s 21.5 million military veterans and wounded warriors. CONTACT: Randall Bloomquist Randall@bloomquistmedia.com (404) 551-2340 (October 21, 2013) – Radio has a powerful new resource to help mark Veterans Day and recognize those who have served and sacrificed to keep American free, courtesy of Fisher House Foundation, a leading non-profit serving veterans, wounded warriors and military families. The Fisher House Veterans Day Programming Tool Kit includes Veterans Day-themed PSAs (:15, :30 and :60), a 30-minute public affairs show, and a list of guests who are available to discuss their military experience and how they were helped by Fisher House. Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th. Fisher House provides no-cost housing and other support to the families of wounded warriors and veterans while their loved one is being treated at a military or VA hospital. There are currently 62 Fisher Houses across the U.S. Germany and the United Kingdom. Download the Veterans Day programming kit HERE

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Cumulus' Nash Bash Invades Atlanta

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2013 –– Last Wednesday's NASH Bash at Atlanta's Terminal West, featured performances by Country music stars Kellie Pickler, Laura Bell Bundy, Jaida Dreyer and special appearances by "America's Morning Show" news anchor Robin Meade, Country artist Kenny Rogers and "Kickin It with Kix" host Kix Brooks. Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January of this year starting with flagship “America’s Country Station” NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. Cumulus is in the process of rebranding all 84 Cumulus Country format stations as NASH FM. In addition to radio stations, the NASH brand will include a NASH magazine, concerts/events, online content and television programming. Shown left are Lew Dickey, JT Batson and guests, and below, Robin Meade PHOTO/Austin Holt

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SBG's Jason Bailey Fires Back At Cuban Over Radio Diss

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– As Jockline Daily has well documented, Benztown syndicated R Dub came up empty on last week's airing of ABC's highly rated 'Shark Tank while pitching for 10% equity in his 'Slow Jams' radio show in exchange for $75k (JD 10/14). But not overlooked was Mark Cuban's comment that 'radio syndication is a horrible business;' and fellow investor Kevin O'Leary adding later, "As an investment 'radio sucks." This obviously didn't sit well with Sun Broadcast Group's CEO, Jason Bailey (left) who issued an open letter to the billionaire investor. In a lengthy missive Jason wrote: "Mark, you and I have never had the pleasure to meet and as a young entrepreneur who has owned my own businesses since I graduated from high school, you are someone I have always admired for the unique and innovative investments you make. Your response to this offer was one that inthe absence of anyone else in my industry being vocal, I simply couldn’t let go unchallenged. I urge you to read on and reconsider your opinion about the true potential of this form of media, that I and passionate people all over this country give their lives to each and every day ... I don’t blame you completely for your opinion about radio. So many in our industry have simply lost their way. Somewhere along the way that personal touch, that unafraid approach to programming gave way to stockholders and corporations worried more about what’s safe and tested, and less about how they can truly create a better; more intimate connection to the lives of those listening..." Bailey added "I strongly believe a “smaller” show in smaller markets or with fewer stations that personally connects and interacts with their audience has greater value than some bulky show that by just shear mathematic manipulation has more “audience”. Somehow that’s the measurement lately. Just own big stations, keep your expenses low, and the basic math will make the Boardroom happy. Don’t worry about the listener…”they’ll always be there."READ ENTIRE LETTER HERE

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Britney Spears 'Radio Rules' Sparks Questions

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– Top celebrity guidelines for interviews has long been a challenge for most radio hosts. They want the interview, but don't want it to come at the expense of their content from being limited by excessive restrictions. This happened recently on KRBE Houston's Roula and Ryan Show (JD 10/8) where they ripped the star over what they called a 'stupid interview and big waist of time.' The story went viral and quickly landed on top gossip sites across the globe. This week it caught the attention of New York's Daily News. They reported "We've been told that before leaving for London this week, Spears did a spree of radio spots, with stations told that their five-minute interviews could discuss only Brit-Brit’s Vegas show, her new single and her “Britney Jean” album.” And, as the Roula and Ryan interview suggest, insiders tell NYDN that efforts to limit Spears’ opportunities to embarrass herself are doing the complete opposite.” KRBE's Roula (right) told NYDN "We thought we could make something out of the ‘rules’ dictated before the interview, but as we commenced, we quickly realized this was a one-sided conversation,” said Roula. “That is not entertaining to our audience.” Spears’ reps countered by saying "The info they provided was not a mandate, but rather an aid to make the radio spots move along smoothly." HOW DO YOU HANDLE TIGHTLY CONTROLLED INTERVIEW RULES? SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK HERE

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Rush Limbaugh Talks Radio With Chris Stigall: "Just Do A Good Show" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– Radio's Anchorman, Rush Limbaugh, made a surprise call this morning into WPHT/Philadelphia's Chris Stigall show. As reported this week, both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity will return to the Philly airwaves in the weeks ahead. Prior to Rush's launch on October 28th, Rush and Chris began the chat by talking about, no, not the government shutdown, but GOLF. Eventually they did get around to the subject of radio. Stigall raised the big debate on talk radio getting away from just issues and politics. "Who says that?" asked Rush. "I'm probably going to get myself in trouble for saying this, but who says that? A consultant?, asked Limbaugh. "That's the wrong instruction. Just do a good show," he directs. Rush then talked about his big break following his early days back on music radio. "Because I'm a performer, and I always wanted to be the reason people listened. Not the record rotation or promotions or giveaways or contest. So I never got the chance to do a radio show I really wanted to because of all the restrictions. Then I went to Sacramento in 1984 and shortly after they hired me they stole a morning team from across town and they forgot about me ... and thank God they did." "It got ratings and they left me alone. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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HOWARD WHO? Rush Asked About Howard Stern By Film Crew [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– Well, they may now be neighbors on West Palm beach following Howard Stern and wife Beth recently plopping down $52 million for a new beachfront mansion, but apparently Rush wasn't impressed. While in Los Angeles, Limbaugh was confronted by a TMZ film crew as he exited a restaurant and was asked about former wrestler Jesse Ventura‘s plan to run for president in 2016 with Howard Stern as vice president . Limbaugh forced a smile and said “Who? I don’t know who you’re talking about!” Limbaugh may not exactly be a fan of Howard who has referred to him in the past in unflattering terms." PHOTO/NBC - WATCH VIDEO

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Savage Confers With Current And Potential Affiliates

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– As promised, Cumulus Media Networks presented a conference call yesterday featuring Michael Savage (right) for current and potential affiliates. Cumulus head John Dickey led with a rousing introduction saying “There’s a fine line between intellectual genius and craziness, and I can say that, in all due respect, Michael walks that line wonderfully.." Dickey added, "Savage is a great storyteller…we forget that we are in the business of theater of the mind, getting people to spend more time with us” by telling stories that connect with the listener ... He’s earned this move and I think he’s going to do a wonderful job at engaging and growing the audience, and at delivering the numbers.” Savage followed by saying “All I can say after that, John, is that you have set the stage for me in a way that I couldn’t do for myself and I am humbled by your statements.” he then quipped that Dickey might want to consider a career as a Talk radio host. “Thanks, but I don’t think I’ll quit my day job anytime soon," said Dickey. Savage did indicate he would be talking about the issues of the day and politics is part of that, but said he would also offer topics beyond the realm of politics.

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CCME Brings Lights And Music To Empire State Building For Halloween

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. announced with its partner Clear Channel Media and Entertainment that they will join together to give New York City and the world a special Halloween Trick and Treat. The Empire State Building (ESB), the International Icon of the Skyline of New York City, will synchronize its LED tower lights to Halloween-themed music broadcast on Clear Channel's Z100 and 103.5 KTU at 8:30 p.m. EST, on October 31, 2013. The skyline spectacular will be choreographed by internationally-acclaimed lighting designer Marc Brickman to a Halloween-inspired soundtrack transmitted from atop ESB. The light and music show will also be featured during the 40th anniversary of New York's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade."Empire State Building and Clear Channel's first-ever Halloween light show comes on the heels of our premier light show to two songs by Alicia Keys and our performance in the Macy's July 4th fireworks display finale. For this show, we have a new surprise several months in the making which will bring even more excitement to New York City's skyline," said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, President and CEO of ESRT. "ESRT and Clear Channel are thrilled to gift our latest light show performance to our global audience to enjoy and share."

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MOTION: Julian Adds Nights On 92.1 Tulsa To Growing Workload; Steve & Ted In The Morning Air 4000TH SHOW

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– Add 92.1 The Beat/Tulsa to Julian On The Radio's growing workload. In addition to his PM drive duties on KZZP-FM/104.7 Kiss FM Phoenix and Tulsa he's also heard Z104.3 /Baltimore.––––––––Thursday, October 17th brought another milestone to the Steve & Ted in the Morning show. Steve McIntosh and Ted Woodward went on the air for the 4000th time together on NewsRadio 1330 KNSS. Steve & Ted in the Morning is the longest running morning show in Wichita. Steve McIntosh was inducted into the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2008. In addition, both Steve McIntosh and Ted Woodward have won multiple awards from the K.A.B. Steve and Ted began broadcasting their morning radio show in the spring of 1998. Steve & Ted in the Morning can be heard weekdays from 6am – 9am on NewsRadio 1330 KNSS. Tony Duesing, Program Director for KNSS, said, “One of the reasons Steve and Ted have been around all this time is because they have a great audience. They not only give the city of Wichita the very latest info, they are also fun to listen to.”

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Bob Seger's Alto Reed Makes Surprise Visit To Young Ron's Birthday Bash

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– CC Miami-West Palm's Young Ron of the Paul and Young Ron show received an amazing birthday present from the show this past week. Alto Reed from the Bob Seger Band played 'Turn the Page' with all singing...into Happy Birthday. A completely surprised Young Ron called it one of the great moments in his life. Still unanswered how old is Young Ron now? LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Live 95.5 Loads Trucks With Coats

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 –– LIVE 95.5 (KBFF) Portland and its morning hosts, Stacey Lynn, Mike and Tanya (left) called upon the community to help fill two 50-foot Safeway trucks and PODS® Containers with gently used coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, toiletries, duffle bags, socks, and supplies for the homeless during the annual Truckload of Coats event today Friday, October 18, 2013, 6am-6pm. Locally owned Columbia Sportswear also joins the campaign again this year, donating new coats from their warehouse as well as bringing along the results of an in-house coat collection drive conducted by its staff. Live 95.5 Program Director, Louie Diaz commented, “All of us at Live 95.5 are proud to support such a great cause. It’s touching to experience local camaraderie and community support where giving back is an integral part of the Pacific Northwest. Being live and local, allows us to raise awareness and education for important events and organizations such as Transition Projects.”

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Geronimo Says Goodbye To KHTK/Sacramento Listeners

Will Continue With CBS Elsewhere

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– Nearly two weeks after being off the air at KHTK/Sacramento, Don Geronimo returned to explain his departure and future plans. He told listeners not to worry about his future saying "I have a contract and am still employed by CBS. He then teased a new opportunity with the group, but couldn't say more at the moment. As for his departure, he explained that he was told a couple of weeks back that the station planned to go in a 'different direction' (where have you heard that before?), but then said he loved his time there on KHTK and would continue with CBS. But he said he couldn't say more at the moment. dcrtv.com wondered if that mean a return to a CBS station in the DC area where he left WJFK in 2008 when teamed with longtime co-host Mike O'Meara. There's been no mention of that, but one thing Geronimo did assure listeners of is he's not interested in launching a podcast: "I'm a broadcast radio guy," he said. LISTEN TO GOODBYE HERE

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Breast Cancer Awareness A Sensitive Topic For Houston's Corey Foley [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– Breast Cancer is something Houston's Corey Foley of 100.3 The New Bull takes quite seriously. Her family, including both her mother, died at 57, and grandmother, who died before Corey was born from the disease. During Breast Cancer Awareness Mouth, Foley, 38, opened up to KHOU-TV saying "Breast Cancer awareness is all year for me." She says she's been getting mammogram since she was 30 years old. She had one at 35 and will do another at 40. Commenting on Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy, Foley says she would probably elected to do the same thing, adding "It's only skin.. and I want to live. WATCH VIDEO

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Curtis Sliwa Pauses From Show To Break Up Street Fight [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– Frank Morano who produces The Curtis Sliwa Show on 970 The Answer-New York's tells Jockline Daily "As someone who thought I’d seen everything in radio, (yesterday) morning was a first. AM 970 The Answer broadcast from the front plate glass window of the Hotel Pennsylvania and we have a clear view of what’s happening on 7th Ave between 33rd and 34th Streets. Yesterday while we were in a commercial break, a viscous fight broke out right outside of our window, between two tour guides trying to sell tickets for competing double decker bus companies. The tensions between these competing companies have been high for a while and they frequently argue, but this was the first time I saw it get overtly physical, beyond the point of just posturing. Seeing that no one else was poised to intervene, Curtis left our broadcast booth right before a live read (something he never does), leaving me to do the live read and explain Curtis’s absence. Attached is the audio of my explanation of why Curtis had left and the audio of Curtis returning. PHOTO/Special Pose For Jockline Daily LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Dan Patrick Joins Lineup At PodcastOne

LOS ANGELES, October 17, 2013 – Sportscaster Dan Patrick partners with PodcastOne, a division of Courtside Entertainment Group. Patrick’s podcast is now available on demand via PodcastOne and is exclusively represented to national advertisers by PodcastOne Sales, the company’s in-house rep firm. With exclusive insider access, Patrick brings A-list guests from the world of sports and entertainment to The Dan Patrick Show. Sharing his perspective on pop culture and sports, Patrick also brings a dose of humor to his fans. “Nobody does sports talk better than Dan Patrick,” says PodcastOne Chairman/CEO Norm Pattiz. “Nobody does on demand audio better than we do. So it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that we’re teaming up for the benefit of listeners and advertisers. With the addition of Dan Patrick, the list of stars on the PodcastOne platform has just bbecome significantly brighter.” Patrick joins Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew, Steve Austin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dennis Miller, Ron Paul, Jay Mohr, Jillian Michaels, NPR New York, NPR Los Angeles, 60 Minutes and more on PodcastOne.

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Clear Channel And Black River Ent. Ink Revenue Sharing Agreement

Country Stars Craig Morgan and Kellie Pickler To Receive Revenue for Airplay on Clear Channel’s Stations and iHeartRadio

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Black River Entertainment, one of Nashville’s premier independent labels, today announced an agreement that will allow Black River’s artists to share in revenue for airplay on Clear Channel’s broadcast and digital radio streams. This includes Clear Channel’s 850 AM/FM stations serving 150 markets, as well as the iHeartRadio digital radio platform. Black River Entertainment is home to some of today’s most known country music artists and most promising artists including Kellie Pickler (shown), Craig Morgan, Glen Templeton and The John King Band. Platinum selling singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler made headlines earlier this year following her win on Season 16 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and has had five Top 20 singles. “Every day at Black River, we are focused on finding ways to develop our roster of incredibly talented artists for a long-term career in country music,” said Gordon Kerr, CEO, Black River Entertainment. “We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Clear Channel and to deliver more for our artists while continuing to bring fans music they love.” “Black River has proven its ability to find, develop and promote an extraordinary set of artists with outstanding musical talent and a genuine passion for country music,” said Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman. Kellie Pickler's "The Woman I Am'launches Nov. 11th. PHOTO/Black River

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Pet Life Joins iHeartRadio To Bring Pet Power To The Air



THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– Pet Life Radio has announced the launch of Pet Life Radio on iHeartRadio. Beginning this week, Pet Life Radio's live broadcast will be available under iHeartRadio's Live Stations section as well as available on demand under the service's new iHeartRadio Talk feature. Pet Life Radio will join iHeartRadio's more than 1,500 live radio stations from across the country as the platform's only 24/7 live pet radio station and network, featuring pet music and talk shows hosted by the most well-known pet experts, authors and radio and TV personalities in the world of animals and pets. The pet station is programmed by award-winning producer and Pet Life Radio co-founder, Mark Winter and features entertainment and educational shows about everything pets, including pet health, pet behavior, pet fashion, pet business, pet travel and more. "82.5 million homes have pets* and by joining iHeartRadio we're excited to reach more of them with our original pet-related programming", says Winter. The show will also continue featuring educational talk shows with expert hosts like veterinarians Dr. Bernadine Cruz and Dr. Jeff Werber as well as family-oriented entertainment shows with popular hosts including Megan Blake and Arden Moore. "We've had continued success with celebrity guests and their pets, including Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Betty White, Rachael Ray, Ryan O'Neal, and many more and we plan to continue inviting them onto our shows to talk about their furry best friends," Mark Winter adds. "We'll also be adding new personality-driven shows and shows for our younger listeners, as well as expanding our pet music blocks."

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AccuWeather and Sun Broadcast Group To Offer Weather In Spanish

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– Sun Broadcast Group, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a sales and syndication agreement with AccuWeather, Inc. to provide a branded weather reporting service to Spanish language radio stations. Along with affiliating and distributing the hourly reports, Sun's Spanish language division, Sun Latino, will handlead sales and sponsorships. "When we formed Sun Latino we aimed to become the #1 network for information", said Jason Bailey, Sun Broadcast Group CEO. "With AccuWeather en Español joining our lineup of Fox Deportes and CNN en Español, we've clearly accomplished that goal. Stations and advertisers alike now have just one network to call that provides the trusted brands that inform their audience." "This milestone marks a new chapter in the growth of our business as the leading provider of weather forecasts to the Spanish language radio community" said Evan Myers, Chief Operating Officer at AccuWeather.

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Hot Chelle Rae To Guest Host ON Weekend Top 30

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– RCA Records recording group Hot Chelle Rae will fill in for Hollywood Hamilton as guest host of Weekend Top 30 this weekend, October 19 and 20. Hot off their tour with Justin Bieber, the band’s Nash Overstreet and Ryan Follese will talk about working on their next album, count down the Top 30 hits and spin a few of their big hits such as "Tonight, Tonight" and "I Like It Like That." The Nashville pop-rock group has the distinction of being the first celebrity/music act to guest host Weekend Top 30 twice; they previously hosted in July 2012. Pictured left to right: Nash Overstreet and Ryan Follese

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BBC London’s Vanessa Feltz Relieved She Wasn't Laughing Stock On TV Dance Competition Series

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2013 –– Vanessa Feltz (right) has admitted she is happy to leave BBC Televison’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (UK version of Dancing With The Stars). She told The Daily Mirror that she was thrilled to have proved wrong those who said she’d be the “laughing stock” of the series. After she was beaten in the dance-off, Vanessa joked that the nation had been mercifully spared the sight of her doing a romantic rumba next week.

BBC Radio 2 To Celebrate Commercial Radio - The Independent production company Unique are making a documentary for BBC Radio 2 on the 40th anniversary of commercial radio in the UK. The two, hour-long shows will highlight the history of the commercial sector and look at the way commercial radio was first heard here and the alternative legal version that replaced it.

Radio 1 & 1Xtra To Hire Social Media DJs - The Controller of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Ben Cooper is hiring two new employees to become social media DJs. Ben made the announcement on stage at the Radio Festival in Salford this week, saying that’s how he’s planning to stay relevant to younger audiences. The stations examined the ‘bed to bed’ typical day of listeners, which starts and end with people checking their mobile phone and during the day includes computers and television. Ben concluded by saying: “The future is bright, the future is storytelling, but it is all about devices and multi platform.” Radio 1’s Twitter account has over 1.5 million followers and nearly 1.5m Likes on Facebook. The station’s YouTube channel has 550,000 subscribers online and receives nearly 12 million views a month (average June 2012 to June 2013). From 24th August to 22nd September this year seven people per second clicked play on a Radio 1 video, making it the most popular radio station on YouTube.

If you need a British host to talk on your show from the UK – feel free to contact Graham at +44 7752 416905.

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Rover Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In July 4th Altercation

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– Shane French, better known as Rover of WMMS/Cleveland's "Rover's Morning Glory" pleaded not guilty today to more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from an altercation with an off-duty police officer over the July 4th weekend. This followed his indictment earlier this month on charges including inducing panic, assault, criminal damaging and resisting arrest, according to cleveland.com. In the original police report, it stated French was at a marina and aimed fireworks at an off-duty Cleveland police officer who was on a boat. This evolved into a shoving match between the officer and French who was alleged to have run away in an effort to avoid being arrested. Rover's sidekick, Michael Toomey, known as "Chocolate Charlie" also faces 11 charges related to the incident. He, too, pleaded not guilty. In discussing the charges on air, French had said "I will tell you with 100 percent certainty that when all of these facts are brought to light that I will prevail in this matter and the truth will come out," he said. "After that happens, I will take steps to make sure that this doesn't happen to anyone else." PHOTO/Amy Weiser

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Writer Wants On-Air Apology From Dallas Host Who He Accused Of Plagiarism

Passes On Offer To Appear On Show; Wants On-Air Apology

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– Chris Arnold (right), co-host of G-Bag Nation with Gavin Dawson and Mike Bacsik on CBS's 105.3 The Fan/Dallas, may have, to quote a favorite Texas expression, "stepped in it" following a website entry on Dallas Cowboy's QB, Tony Romo, which a local sportswriter claims was plagiarized. According to The Dallas News, the original article, written by Scott Kacsmar, appeared at www.coldhardfootballfacts.com. The issue first drew attention last Friday during a Twitter exchange between Kacsmar and Arnold (and then reported awfulannouncing.com). Kacsmar tweeted: "Hey @MrChrisArnold, how about crediting my work instead of copy/paste and passing it off as your own? Thanks." Arnold: "major apologies for not crediting u for ur article. i looked over several sources for stats and data. u sir are trulyawesome." Kacsmar: "Well you had a problem earlier this week because there's absolutely no credit given for what I'd call 15 ripoff paragraphs. Arnold invited Kacsmar to be a guest on the G-Bag nation, but Kacsmar replied: "Not interested."I think I'd like to hear you apologize on the radio though." And given Arnold's longtime presence on the air in Dallas since 1980, It didn't appear that Kacsmar wanted Arnold fired, either, as he tweeted as much on Tuesday (see above).

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Kasem Family Dealt Setback In Overseeing Ailing Father

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– According to an AP Report, A judge over-ruled an urgent need to intervene in the affairs of Casey Kasem after a court-appointed attorney told him Tuesday the ailing host is receiving adequate medical care for advanced Parkinson's disease. Judge Roy Paul was told by the attorney that he had visited Kasem and did not see an immediate need for a conservatorship, However, the lawyer said he still lacked information about Kasem's doctors and treatments. As Jockline Daily reported last week, Kasem's daughter Julie Kasem (shown left/center) filed a petition for a temporary conservatorship, accusing her father's wife of blocking her and two of her siblings from seeing their father and preventing them from making decisions about his medical care. In a sworn declaration, Kasem's wife Jean Kasem wrote that the actions of her step-children, including press conferences, accusations she is holding her husband hostage, and the filing of the conservatorship case, have been a "living nightmare." She wrote that her husband is bedridden and receives around-the-clock care from medical professionals. PHOTO/s_bukley

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Ronstadt, Yes, LL Cool J, Nirvana Among RRHOF Class Of 2014 Nominations [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 nominees will include many familiar faces as names of 16 artists nominated were announced. According to the induction process, a group of 600 current inductees, historians, critics and music industry pros will decide which five to seven of the 16 will make it. This group will also get some help from fans via online polls at rockhall.com/vote, rollingstone.com andusatoday.com. Next year's nominees include The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, N.W.A, The Replacements, Linda Ronstadt, LL Cool J (both shown) Cat Stevens, Link Wray, Yes and The Zombies. This is Ronstadt's first nomination following recent news that she has Parkinson's disease. Fans have long questioned her absence from the hall's roster of stars. Similarly, long-denied YES joins the list after Rush finally struck a blow for prog rock with its induction earlier this year. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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MOTION: Rush, Hannity Added To WPHT/Philly's Lineup; Claire Ballard Goes Country On KWNR 95.5 The Bull Las Vegas; US 99.5 Chicago Gets Live & Local With Joel Lisinski At Night; Kris Lucas Joins CMG Atlanta As Co-GSM

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– Talk Radio 1210 WPHT announced the return of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to its weekday talk lineup. Senior Vice President/Market Manager CBS Radio Philadelphia Marc Rayfield said, “Rush will be the lead-in for Dick Morris who has been developing a strong program the past six months.”–––––––––– 95.5 The Bull, Las Vegas' New Country, announced that Claire Ballard (right) has joined the station as Midday Host, effective October 28th. Ballard will host weekdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. PST. Most recently, she was the evening host at CHR WSTO Hot 96.1. "Crossing over to the country music format is an exciting move for me because I'm a big fan," says Ballard –––––––––– CBS' US99.5 Chicago has tapped Joel Lisinski (left) for its 7:00-midnight shift. He arrives from Milwaukee here he worked as Joel Sheridan at WXSS and WMYX-FM. According to CRM, nobody at US99.5 has to exit or lose their jobs as Chris Reese, who had been voice-tracking overnights, will now switch to produce Lisa Dent and Ramblin' Ray's morning show. Marci Braun, who had been voice-tracking nights from 7:00-Midnight, will now be voice-tracking the Midnight-5:00am shift. Braun will also continue her duties as Music Director and Assistant Program Director. ––––––––––– Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta radio has named Kris Hackett Lucas as its new co-General Sales Manager of stations WSB-FM B98.5, WALR KISS 104.1 FM and WSRV 97.1 FM The River. She'll partner with co-GSM Adam Wolfson to lead the cluster’s sales teams in the highly-competitive Atlanta market. Lucas’ career includes seven years of Sales Management experience, formerly with Summit Media Corp in Richmond where she has been a GSM of four radio stations: WKHK, WKLR, WURV, and WHTI. She previously was with CMG before it sold the Richmond cluster to Summit in May of this year.

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Premiere Networks Promotes Martin Melius To VP Affiliate Relations/Urban

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– Premiere Networks announced the promotion of Martin Melius to Vice President of Affiliate Relations, Urban Programming from Senior National Director of Affiliate Relations. Based in Los Angeles, Melius will continue to report to Peter Tripi, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations/Talk and Morning Shows. Melius joined Premiere Networks as Director of Affiliates Relations in August 2005, working with such programs as The Steve Harvey Morning Show, The Keith Sweat Hotel, Jay Mohr Sports and others. Prior to joining Premiere, Melius served as National Director of Promotion during his six year tenure with Universal/Motown Records. He also previously held management positions at Warner Chappell Music and Universal Music Publishing. Melius currently resides in Los Angeles.

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USRN's 'Acoustic Storm' With Jeff Parets Celebrates 15th Anniversary

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– United Stations Radio Networks we’re excited to announce that programming partner, Jeff Parets (shown), is celebrating a very impressive milestone anniversary for his nationally syndicated show, 'The Acoustic Storm will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this month and that milestone will be marked by a special broadcast airing on the weekend of October 26th and 27th. As its title implies, each week The Acoustic Storm delivers to Classic Rock and Classic Hits stations a compendium of the softer side of the format, often highlighted by music programmed to a specific theme. The 15th Anniversary edition of the program utilizes its own name and that weekend’s thematic show will feature songs with titles and lyrics related to storms. This special edition of The Acoustic Storm will include live, acoustic versions of Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road," Neil Young’s "Like a Hurricane," and James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," along with music from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Supertramp and John Mellencamp. The Acoustic Storm went into national syndication in 2003 under the banner of the Acoustic Storm Radio Network, LLC and began a marketing partnership with United Stations Radio Network at the start of 2007.

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Ace & TJ Head To Disney World Orlando For 14th Annual Grin Kids Event

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids are headed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in its 14th Annual 'Grin Kid's event. Each year, the Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids charity charters a US Airways 737 to take these children along with their siblings, parents and health care workers to Walt Disney World. Because of their special needs and financial strain, this is an experience that many of these children and their families would not be able to enjoy without the help of Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. Since 2000, Ace & TJ's Grin Kids has taken more than 300 Grin Kids and their families to Walt Disney World.“It’s hard to believe we’ve pulled this off once, much less for 14th years. It’s a true testament to how wonderful and giving the Ace and TJ families can be in making their dreams come true ” said Ace. TJ added “One of the best things about our grin kids trip is that it gets bigger and better every year.”

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Biz Talk Radionetworks Acquires Assets Of Business TalkRadio Networks

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– Biz Talk Radionetworks announced the acquisition of the assets of Business TalkRadio Network. Biz Talk Radionetworks partnered with its sister company, BizTV, to offers both radio and TV networks to listeners and viewers. In addition to TV and radio properties, the companies also operate a number of online properties that complement Biz Talk Radionetworks. BizTV’s focus is serving as the home for business. BizTV finds the resources entrepreneurs, small business owners and families need to manage their money, start their latest venture or grow their business. "This acquisition fits nicely in our portfolio of media centric assets," said Scott Miller, Executive VP of parent company Center Post Holdings. Current Consulting Operations Officer for BTRN, Jeff Weber, has been appointed president of the network and will guide the expansion and development of the radio assets. Weber comes with a substantial history and experience with the radio format and BTRN in particular. Centerpost Holdings is privately held and based in Arlington Texas. It's properties include, BizTV, Penny Sports, BTRN, LTRN, Austin I Lab, Everything Internet, College Real Estate, Key- Linx broadband, and various real estate holdings.

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Family, Friends & Radio Hosts Pay Respects To Passing Of Amy Vuolo, Mother Of Radio's Best Friend Art [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2013 –– This past weekend, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Amy Vuolo, mother of radio's best friend, Art Vuolo. Art paid tribute to her in a specially produced video which showcases her long and very special life including dozens of photos, film and video clips. In memory of Amy, Sirius XM Phlash Phelps did special dedications to her last Friday. On Saturday, the legendary Cousin Brucie spoke about Amy with a powerful Elvis Presley song. These post are included in the linked video. Also Included in the video is a vintage clip from Rush Limbaugh - WATCH HERE

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R Dub Lands $75,000 Deal FOLLOWING 'Shark Tank' Appearance [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– After coming up short with an investor on TV's Shark Tank, syndicated host R Dub (right) told Jockline Daily "Being on Shark Tank was one of the most unbelievable experiences in my life…absolutely surreal! It’s absolutely my favorite show, so to be one of 40,000 applicants to make it on—that was the win for me!" If that weren't surreal enough, yesterday he wrote "Today a show sponsorship deal came in for 75K. No equity…just the cash. Wow!!!" (R Dub had asked for $75k + 10 equity). As Jockline noted yesterday, while much of the attention surrounded some not so flattering comments about radio from the show's panelists (below), the bigger story was R Dub getting to pitch his product before millions of viewers on primetime TV. Following his appearance he told ushe began getting a lot of “Monday” morning quarterbacks saying I should’ve said this, or should’ve said that…but it’s important to know that what you saw on TV was edited down from 46 minutes (his portion). We discussed my show, its digital platform, and radio in general, for almost an hour. Obviously they had to edit for TV, and I totally understand that! But too bad they had to cut parts like me reminding the Sharks that 93% of Americans use radio! Overall, my #1 goal was to publicize Sunday Night Slow Jams (and the weeknight version) and not get clowned on by the Sharks. Mission complete!," said R Dub. In addition to Slow Jams, R Dub is also the PD/Afternoons at MAGIC 92.5 | San Diego. PHOTOS/R Dub Facebook & ABC TV WATCH R DUB'S APPEARANCE HERE

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The Bob & Tom Show Moves to Cumulus Media Networks

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– The Bob & Tom Show, one of the longest-running and highest-rated morning radio shows in America, is partnering with Cumulus Media Networks for operational and advertising sales beginning January 1, 2014. Originating out of The Bob & Tom Show Studio’s in Indianapolis, The Bob & Tom Show is heard on approximately 130 stations around the country as well as the American Forces Radio Network. The Bob & Tom Show Host Tom Griswold said “We have enjoyed a tremendous relationship with Premiere Networks and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment for many years. Cumulus Media stations have always supported The Bob & Tom Show in some of our largest markets, and once I had an opportunity to meet with John Dickey, it became clear that our visions aligned for the future. We really appreciate the years of dedication from Julie Talbott and the staff at Premiere Networks, and we look forward to continuing to work with Clear Channel stations in the future."

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Jack Clark Challenges Albert Pujols To Dual Lie-Detector Tests Over Steroid Claims

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2012 –– Following last week's announcement by former St. Louis Cardinal slugger Albert Pujols that he was going to sue Jack Clark for defamation, the former St. Louis Cardinals player, turned radio host is now offering to take a lie detector test so long as Pujols does the same. According to The St. Louis Dispatch, this stems from claims Clark made last August on his radio show saying he knew “for a fact” that Pujols had used steroids during his stint in St. Louis. He also said that Pujols’ former personal trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, had admitted giving performance-enhancing drugs to Pujols in 2000. Pujols sued Clark for defamation, but now Clark suggest, in a letter drafted by his attorney, Al Watkins, that both he and Pujols subject themselves to lie-detector tests to determine the truth behind their respective statements. According to the letter, Pujols would be asked whether "He is being deceptive when he asserts that he has never used steroids or performance enhancing drugs while in the minor and major leagues,” the St. Louis Dispatch reports. On the other hand, Clark would be questioned regarding the truthfulness of the conversation during which Mihlfeld allegedly claimed that Pujols had “juiced.” In the letter, Clark admitted that his use of the phrase “juiced” was not an apt description in regards to Pujols’ alleged steroid use. It points out that nearly anything, including Viagra, could be considered a performance-enhancing substance in the right context .READ LETTER HERE

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87.7 Cleveland's Archie Berwick To Compete On TV Game Show

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– Another week, another radio host will be popping up on national TV in the game show, 'Let's Ask America.' This a daily, half-hour, game show that lets the home viewer be a contestant on the show right from your home via web chat. It was developed by Jeff Apploff ("Don't Forget The Lyrics," "Take Me Out") and the late Jim Paratore. Among those signing up online was 87.7/WLFM Cleveland's Archie Berwick who'll compete on next Monday's show. Berwick told New Newsnet 5 he was skimming through Craigslist's arts and entertainment section when he stumbled across a casting call for the game show. “ I saw "Lets ask America" auditions, so I said 'hey, why not?'" A month later, Berwick received a call to audition for the show. Berwick said finding a place that was lighted enough wasn't that easy. He originally chose to tape the show from inside the 87.7 studios, but then changed the location to his basement. “I was 10 minutes away from game time when the producers told me my light was bad, so they canceled me out for that show. I moved my background to my bedroom and finally recorded the show a week later," he said. "Lots of moving, but for a chance to be on TV, it's worth it.” "Let's Ask America" is produced by Telepictures and paraMedia inc and distributed domestically by Scripps. Check times and stations in your area for Monday night.

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L&L Broadcasting Lands Deep In The Heart Of Texas With Border Media Acquisition

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– Alpha owed L&L Broadcasting , headed by Chairman Larry Wilson, has entered into an agreement with Border Media to to acquire eight of its stations in San Antonio. In a release, it list the selling price at approximately $31 million. "These are a great cluster of radio stations located in a beautiful market that are operated by a very talented group of people," said Wilson. The purchase brings L&L group to 43 stations. " Included in the Involved in the San Antonio purchase are legendary calls KTFM-FM and news/talk KTSA.

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Michael Savage To Host National Call For PD's And Managers To Discuss New Timeslot

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media Networks will hold a national call with Michael Savage of The Savage Nation® to discuss the show’s new 3p-6p ET timeslot that begins in January 2014. Program directors and station managers nationwide are encouraged to call in on Thursday, October 17 at noon ET to 877-435-4145 using the conference ID 74443169. “I am thrilled that the new timeslot debut is just around the corner,” said Savage. “This call will give station managers the chance to hear direct from me what the coveted drivetime means for ‘The Savage Nation.’” The Savage Nation® will air on more than 200 affiliates of Cumulus Media Networks, including 60 stations owned and operated by Cumulus. Some of the cities where The Savage Nation® will air during drivetime include: New York (WABC), Chicago (WLS), Dallas (WBAP), Washington(WMAL), San Francisco (KSFO) and WJR (Detroit). Savage keeps listeners tuned into The Savage Nation® week after week with his bold perspective on ideals and culture. Savage’s famous ‘news, views and reviews” have resonated with millions of Americans, making The Savage Nation® one of the country’s most-listened-to talk radio shows and the number one streamed talk radio show on the Internet.

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Kidd's Kid Officially Takes Charge Of Father's Charity

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– As Jockline reported last month, Caroline Cradick (shown left) told a local Dallas TV Station that her plan was to take charge of her father's longtime charity, Kidd's Kids. Now, according to The Dallas News, in a released statement, she made it official by stating: “We all know this is going to be a very different year, but everyone is focused on raising the most money and support as possible for this year’s trip and future trips as well.” This year’s trip to Orlando will take place November 21-25, but officially begins October 23, when Caroline and former American Idol contestant Tim Halperin join Kidd’s former morning-show crew for four hours on KISS-FM/106.1 Dallas. “We’ve been through a really painful few months ... but we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s Kidd’s Kids Day,” says longtime Kraddick co-host Kellie Rasberry. “It’s always been my favorite show of the year, and this time will undoubtedly be more emotional than ever." Kidd’s Kids sends 50 seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families to Walt Disney World each year. Kidd passed away in August following a heart attack while in New Orleans. PHOTO/Courtesy Caroline Cradick

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CBS Radio's Country Stations Team With Columbia Nashville For New Leah Turner Single

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– CBS radio fans will have a chance at a trip to See Leah Turner Perform Live, With One Grand Prize Winner Receiving A 2014 Ford Mustang
It's country stations has partnered with Columbia Nashville to promote the single “Take The Keys” from the label’s ambitious, distinctive new singer-songwriter Leah Turner. In conjunction with the release of Turner’s new single, CBS RADIO’s country stations will give away a trip from each station for winners to see Turner perform Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Hard Rock Café inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. Furthermore, at Turner’s show, one grand prize winner will “Take The Keys” to a new 2014 Ford Mustang. The contest will run on-air from Monday, Oct. 14 - Friday, Oct. 18 nationally and from Monday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Nov. 8 locally in Tampa. The promotion will be featured on all of CBS RADIO’s country stations including: PHOTO/Leah Turner

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Autopsy Reveals Popular Miami Host Died From Complications Following Rear End Surgery

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– An autopsy has revealed that a popular spanish-language Miami host, Betty Pino (shown) died in August of complications resulting from surgery to remove loose silicone from her buttocks. According to The Miami Herald, Pino, who was instrumental in the careers of several artists including Julio Iglesias, had been diagnosed with sepsis stemming from silicone injections. Nearly 20 years ago, Pino had received “hard” implants in her buttocks, then later had them changed to saline implants. When the saline implants caused problems, she decided to have silicone injected into her buttocks. According to the autopsy, “the tissue in the buttocks hardened and deformed, causing pain,” over time. In her final days, while comatose, Pino’s feet and hands were amputated in an attempt to save her. She died Aug. 7. Her death “remains under investigation,” according to the Miami Herald. The plastic surgeon who performed the operation on Pino in June denies that the surgery is related to her death. PHOTO/facebook

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Are Days Numbered For Face For Radio Line? [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2013 –– Looks like WAPE-FM Jacksonville's Mark Kaye has gotten some added exposure to his well-publicized "Hottest Women of Radio" Calendar with help from TV. The syndicated series, 'Right This Minute, is a TV show about Web Videos, or as they pitch: "Videos First Before They Go Viral. Now serving appx. 90 markets and over 2,000,000 viewers, they flashed video with a slide posting the ever-dated 'Face For Radio' line. Obviously, suggesting with the line-up of ladies posted in Mark's calendar, so much for that notion. Either way, it is nice to see more and more radio personalities, like those mentioned in today's Jockline Daily, as well as hosts such as Ryan Seacrest, Carson Daly, Bobby Bones, Fitz and many more, popping up more and more on tube. Perhaps one day 'the face for radio' line can be put to rest once and for all. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Radio Takes A Few Bites On Shark Tank [VIDEO]

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2013 –– Benztown syndicated 'Slow Jams's host R Dub appeared as a contestant on ABC's top-rated 'Shark Tank' during last Friday's episode and while its investors took a pass, R Dub may still come out one of the night's big winners. As you probably know, the show's premise offers entrepreneurs a chance to pitch The Shark's cast members into investing their own money in a contestant's idea or business. During his appearance, R Dub (shown with singer Brian McKnight) pitched investors for a $75k investment in exchange for 10% equity. Billionaire Mark Cuban (right) was quick to opine that 'Syndicated Radio is a horrible business." A bit later Cuban's fellow investor, Kevin O'Leary, added that radio, as an investment, sucks." Sadly, all sharks eventually took a pass. For those of us viewing who are radio, this probably wasn't what we wanted to hear. But while R Dub may not have landed an investor, he got to pitch his show to one of TV's highest rated shows, typically reaching over 5 million viewers. Imagine getting five minutes before this kind of audience to pitch your idea? Add to this that R Dub did impress Shark members (Jockline as well) with his presentation, including some nice vocals from Brian McKnight. Something tells us that following R Dub's appearance he may land some big catches afterall. PHOTOS/R Dub Facebook, Cuban ABC [WATCH VIDEO]

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Mark Masters Braces For "Good Fight" Over Tantaro's Suit

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2013 –– On the 20th anniversary of Talk Radio Network's launch, CEO Mark Masters appears poised for of a fight than celebration as he releases a follow-up response to last week's blockbuster announcement from Andrea Tantaros that she ended her employment with TRN, plus was suing for fraud. "It is a testament to the quality of Andrea's performance, and to TRN Entertainment's investment, efforts and expertise, that a competitor could offer her and her advisers a "big enough payday" if she could be convinced to try to break her contract with us - which she cannot do," says Masters. "Though we continue to believe that Andrea is a victim of those who would offer her enough money to take extreme actions, we are saddened for her and our entire team as a result of her falling to this temptation." Masters also states that Andrea cannot 'unilaterally break her contract,' and we are in full compliance with the agreement. Any statements to the contrary from her attorneys or anyone else are just bluster to attempt to hide the "payday" strategy. He also said that contrary to various reports, TRN Entertainment is current on all of its payment obligations under the agreement, and there were no payment delinquencies which had to be cured as of the Friday, October 11th date in any event. He closed with: "We also like a good fight when it is for the right reasons, and this is for all of the right reasons. We are not vindictive, but we do look forward to catching the rats and finishing what they started." TANTAROS PHOTO/fox READ COMPLETE STATEMENT HERE

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CCME To Spread Jingle Ball Joy On National TV

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball" Will Be Televised Nationally On CW Network

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment will celebrate the holiday season across the nation with the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour which captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app. Each year, Clear Channel stations across America host Jingle Ball concerts in local cities featuring performances by top recording artists and emerging new talent. This season, 103.5 KISS FM in Chicago will welcome its first ever Jingle Ball concert, while Z100's Jingle Ball in New York will celebrate its 18th annual concert and will feature for the first time as an exclusive nationwide broadcast two hour special on The CW Network Wednesday, December 18 at 8 p.m. EST. The full iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2013 Tour will stop in Dallas; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Seattle; Chicago; Minneapolis; Atlanta; New York; Boston; Washington D.C.; Tampa; and Miami. "For the first time ever, this year The Jingle Ball will be a nationally televised broadcast music event as the CW Network will air a special two hour presentation on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at Clear Channel. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour is produced by Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel and Darren Pfeffer, Vice President of Music and Entertainment for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Among this year scheduled performers include Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Austin Mahone, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Armin Van Buuren, Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Flo Rida, Avril Lavigne, Jason Derulo and Fifth Harmony. 1

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Bones Show Scoops First In-Studio Swift Interview [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2013 –– The Bobby Bones Show welcomed Country music super star Taylor Swift in-studio this morning, October 11, for an “anything goes” interview. This was a first-time appearance on the show for Swift, who was nominated for five American Music Awards yesterday. After winning over the crew with her home-baked mint chocolate chip cookies, they chatted for 30 minutes on a wide range of topics, including the opening of the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (see below). She tells Bones: "..next year they are opening an exhibit, and essentially it’s class rooms that are opening now, which are education spaces for lectures and classes and demonstrations and music lessons…it’s gonna start the education portion of it now and then next year is when there is going to be an exhibit, and so we’re gonna be planning the exhibit for next year. But I think it was a priority for us all to open the actual classrooms right now, which is really awesome.” PHOTO/Bones Facebook LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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Taylor Swift Opens $4 Million Education Center

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2013 –– As mentioned during Friday's interview on The Bobby Bones Show, Taylor Swift opened her $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this past Saturday morning and accepted her record sixth songwriter-artist of the year award from Nashville Songwriters Association International. According to The Times Dispatch, Swift said after the ceremony. “It’s really exciting that we can be here on a day when they’re not only unveiling it, but they’re starting to actively use it today.” The center will have classroom space, a hands-on instrument room and ongoing education opportunities. As for her direct involvement, she told AP "We've been talking about different programs I can be involved in," Swift said. "I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I'm yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point."

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MOTION: CCME Orlando Names Brian Mack PD For XL106.7; 103.5 The Beat Returns To Miami

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2013 –– CCME Orlando announced Brian Mack as Program Director for XL106.7, effective October 28. Mack, most recently served as Program Director for 107.5 The River in Nashville. Prior to his time in Nashville, Mack served as the Assistant Program Director and Music Director for Y100 in Miami.
“Brian has a reputation for excellence, superior creativity and has a commitment to the highest level of performance,” said Kampmeier. “His career is taking off like a rocket and the team at XL106.7 is looking forward to working with this rising star!” ––––––––––Meanwhile, a bit further south, CCME announced the return of 103.5 The Beat, Hip Hop and R&B. "103.5 The Beat is back and ready to take back 'Hip Hop¹s Heavy Weight' Title in Miami," said Doc Wynter, Senior Vice President of Urban Programming, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "Many of the biggest stars in the hip hop world live in Miami, so the format was a natural choice for this community." The release also promised a cast of world-class personalities. Stay tuned.

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Boston Radio Has On-Air Meltdown Following Tom Brady Touchdown [AUDIO]

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2013 –– As you may have heard, Boston takes its sports very seriously. This was never more evident than listening to Bob Socci & Scott Zolak 98.5 The Sport's Hub's broadcast of yesterday's matchup between the New England Pats and New Orleans Saints. Many had assumed the Saints had the game in the bag with just over a minute to play and the Saints leading by 4 (including this die-hard Saint's fan publisher). New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins then catches a game winning touchdown from Tom Brady over the outstretched arms of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer. The Pats then topped the Saints 30-27 with only 5 sec.s left on the Clock. Following the reception, Zolak then went into some kind of bizarre, often unintelligible banter that concluded with "If “unicorns! Show ponies! Where's the beef?” Not sure what that meant, but one thing for sure is that this audio will be played over and over and over again between for many years to come. LISTEN TO USA TODAY AUDIO HERE

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Andrea Tantaros Files Suit; Terminates Employment With TRN

TRN's Mark Masters Believes 3rd Party Misleading Her For Own Benefit

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 –– The woes continue for Oregon based, Talk Radio Network as yet another of its syndicated hosts, Andrea Tantaros (shown) has filed suit against the network accusing them of fraud and breaching its contract. “This is a situation entirely of TRN’s own making,” Tantaros’ lawyer, Joseph Cane, told thewrap.com. “TRN’s dire financial troubles have unfortunately affected its ability to uphold multiple contact responsibilities to Ms. Tantaros. Andrea loves doing radio, values her affiliates and has fulfilled the duties of her contract for the past two months while TRN has kept her in the dark, fired her staff, and the staff at TRN necessary to sell the show to advertisers.” TRN RESPONDS: Earlier this morning, TRN CEO Master issued a statement saying "Our relationship with Andrea has been wonderful. She is a brilliant host and a talented person. Until very recently, we had an excellent relationship with her. We are now concerned that a third party is misleading her to their own direct benefit. This is not an uncommon problem when the host of a successful syndicated radio show has achieved such early success in our industry. In any event, we look forward to the prompt resolution of the matter in our favor, and to moving forward on a positive and mutually rewarding basis with Andrea for many years to come ... Regardless of this temporary intrigue, there is no legal basis for Andrea to terminate our contract (to the benefit of a predatory competitor), and we will require, and fully expect, her to abide by its terms. Contrary to certain reports we have heard, we are in full compliance with our obligations under the contract, and are prepared to enforce our rights.”

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Paris Hilton Calls Raleigh Host A 'F***Ing A-Hole' Not Realizing Her Mic Was Still On [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 –– Add this to the motherlode of recent radio interview drama. First, KRBE/Houston's Roula and Ryan slam Britney Spears over what they described as a 'stupid' interview. And more recently, AMP 103.3 Boston's TJ getting Spears to admit she is prompted to be more (s)exy in her music videos. Not to be outdone, G105's Bob Dumas had Paris Hilton on his show yesterday to promote her new song "Good Time." After being asked about her infamous (s) tape, she apparently wasn't in such a good mood and lashed out at the cast members following the interview. Unfortunately, thinking her mic was off, no sooner had the chat ended did Hilton scream out to her rep, calling Dumas a “f—ing a–hole,” adding “I’m never doing that show again.” “He didn’t even ask about my song,” she moans, to which her rep says, “I’ve already got a call in.” As the banter is played out on the air, the Bob's Showgram cast erupts in laughter. As for who the rep' was calling, not sure, but this audio, like Roula and Ryans and TJs, quickly found its way to all the usual gossip sites and many more to come. Go to about the 3 minute and LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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Topless Radio Host Reaches Out To Ellen For Appearance [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 –– Remember Lori Welbourne? You know, the female Canadian radio host who Jockiine Daily told you about in August that bared her bosom to Kelowna, BC's mayor during an interview? Well, more than 3 Million YouTube views later (and current Jockline Daily record holder of most click throughs) she's back with another video, but this one doesn't involve a top drop. It's simply an attempt to get on the Ellen Defenders show. In an email to Yahoo's Canada News, Welbourne she says "Ellen’s been an idol of mine for decades, back to her days as a stand-up comic. I love her positive, honest and brave approach to life, and I love how she sticks up for the underdog, human or otherwise," Welbourne said. "She’s also no stranger to controversy, so anytime I felt affected by horribly cruel comments, in person or online, I’d think about what she must have gone through, and I drew strength from her." Welbourne hasn't heard anything from Ellen or her people just yet, but is still optimistic. She also tells Ellen on camera to not worry, she won't take off her top -- or she can always wear her pixels. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Digity To Extend Live And Local Programming With Acquisition Of Next Media Radio Stations

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 –– In yet another blockbuster purchase, Digity, LLC, an ffiliate of Palm Beach Broadcasting, LLC, and NextMedia Group, Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Digity's purchase of substantially all the assets of NextMedia's 33 radio stations in eight markets: Chicago, San Jose, Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, Canton, Saginaw, Milwaukee, Myrtle Beach and North Dallas. The transaction also includes two additional stations in the Chicago area, which are currently held by The Mile High Station Trust, LLC, that would be sold to Matrix Broadcasting, LLC. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, subject to antitrust and Federal Communications Commission approvals and other customary closing conditions. Jim Donahoe, President/CEO of NextMedia Group, said, "Dean Goodman is a veteran broadcaster committed to the long-term future of radio and we are pleased that he will build upon our strategy to provide live and local programming to our respective communities. We thank and congratulate the market employees who have remained committed to our vision and helped grow and position our stations." With the purchase, Goodman will own 64 stations, plus operate two in a trust.

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Honors Augusta’s 104.3 WBBQ and Jodi Koontz of The “Murphy Sam & Jodi” Show

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 –– Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, recently named 104.3 WBBQ, Augusta’s most music and best variety station, as the English Radio Station of The Year. The organization also honored Jodi Koontz, morning show personality from the “Murphy Sam & Jodi” show, as the National Radio Personality of The Year. WBBQ and 96.3 Kiss-FM, Augusta’s R&B and Old School radio station, broadcast live from the hospital, and together, the cluster of five radio stations raised a record-breaking $239,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the highest amount that the cluster has raised in the program’s 12 years. In 2012, 37 Clear Channel markets raised nearly $6.4 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Shown above is Ivy Elam, Market President for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Augusta; Sam North and Jodi Koontz, radio personalities from the “Murphy Sam & Jodi” show.

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Paul McCartney Performs Surprise Concert In Times Square

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 –– It was all on short notice, but no sooner had Sir Paul McCartney tweeted that he would be making a surprise concert in Times Square on Thursday, a humongous crowd began to form outside of his converted truck stage. “Mr. Andy Warhol predicted I would get 15 minutes of fame. This is it,' he told the excited crowd. As reported yesterday, McCartney performed at the Frank Sinatra School for the Arts in Queens for iHeart Radio where he promoted his new album “New, which is set for release next Tuesday. Before going into some of his newest album's tracks, he treated the crowd to Beatle's favorites such as “Eight Days a Week," “Lady Madonna,” “Blackbird" and “We Can Work it Out." "Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!" "New" is McCartney's first album in six years and will be released Oct. 14 in the UK, and Oct. 15 in the US. CHECK OUT VIDEO ON FUSE

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Michael Baisden Launches 'One Dream One Team' Campaign

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013/PRNewswire –– The New York Times best-selling author, radio host and motivational speaker is hosting a special "One Dream One Team" Think Tank event in Orlando on October 26 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Venue sponsorship is provided by Mr. Harris Rosen of the Tangelo Park Project and attendees will include various African American fraternities, local and national organizations, community leaders and churches. The gathering is an orchestrated effort to strategize a plan for recruiting additional qualified male mentors. The boys on the waiting list average 14 years in age and the goal is to have mentors for all 12,000 within a year. Outside of his career as a radio personality, Michael Baisden has always mobilized around the issue of mentoring. His foundation was founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization that was formed to promote mentoring with a dedication to education, literacy and advancement in local communities. The foundation has donated half of the nearly one million dollars raised to mentoring organizations in over 70 cities nationwide with a goal to inspire caring adults to become responsible mentors. With that success "One Dream One Team" takes his personal mission even further. Big Brothers Big Sisters acknowledged Baisden as their celebrity ambassador in 2012 with a presentation to him of The Michael Baisden Inspiration Award.

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MEDIA BULL S**TTER'S ALERT: Fully Staffed Site Launched To Fact Check All Media Claims

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 –– Ever wonder if all those, quote, facts and numbers being spouted by media pundits are indeed facts? Now, The Tampa Bay Times’ along with the Pulitzer-winning fact-check website PolitiFact has announced the launch of a new site called PunditFact, dedicated to combing over the claims of pundits, columnists, bloggers, and talk show hosts/guests. PunditFact is being funded by $625,000 in grants over two years from the Ford Foundation and the Democracy Fund. Seed money was also contributed by craigconnects, the Web-based initiative to support philanthropy and public service run by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist. The site will have a dedicated staff of journalists who will research claims by media figures and rate them using PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter. The fact-checks will be published on PunditFact.com and will often be featured on the main PolitiFact site. Although PolitiFact has done occasional fact-checks of pundits and talk show hosts, the new venture will mark the first time that staffers have been dedicated to checking media figures. "I just want news I can trust, and PunditFact is a real contribution in the direction of trustworthiness and accountability," said Newmark. Jockline Daily agrees and believes this should stop outlandish claims once and all, right? RIGHT? Yeah, that's what we feared.

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The Chop Shop Announces 10th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Show


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2013 Envision Radio Networks®’ The Chop Shop is ready to “trick or treat” with the all-new Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special! This FREE show, which features two hours of creepy favorites and definitive Ozzy clips, will be sure to set the mood for Halloween weekend—in classic Chop Shop style! The Chop Shop’s Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special features such guests as Dave Navarro, Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch, Myles Kennedy, Corey Taylor as well as Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde. The 10th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special will be available for broadcast October 23rd through October 31st via internet download. Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at melissab@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.

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MOTION: Steve Marshall Heads West To KVYB/Ventura; Aaron Roberts On The Rise At Cumulus Media; Dana Loesch Joins Glenn Beck's The Blaze; Shane Dennis Joins Wichita Sport's Combo; Kory Takes Afternoons At 103.7 KVIL Dallas

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– Veteran programmer and air-talent Steve Marshall (above left) is the new PD for KVYB/Ventura. Marshall segues from Cumulus sister station WDVD/Detroit where he was midday talent. Prior to that he served as a PD in Grand Rapids, Saginaw and other Midwest markets. ––––––– Cumulus Media promotes Corporate Programmer/Rock, Aaron Roberts (center), as he adds the title Director of Special Projects. Roberts said “to be involved with the future growth of Cumulus and to be able to work alongside John Dickey and Mike McVay, and the rest of the team in Atlanta, is amazing. I appreciate this opportunity.” ––––––– Radio host Dana Loesch (right) is joining Glenn Beck’s network TheBlaze as a host and contributor. In addition to her radio show in St. Louis, she’ll also continue as a fill-in host for Beck on his radio show and Blaze TV show. ––––––––– Shane Dennis will l take to the airwaves on Monday, October 21st KFH A/F Wichita, KS from 5-7pm Central Time. Shane was Director of Baseball Operations for 13 years at Wichita State. During this time, he worked with Mike Kennedy as color analyst for WSU baseball games. Shane pitched for the WSU Shockers from 1991–1994 and earned All-American honors in 1994. ––––––––– Christopher Beale (Kory), above right, will host afternoon drive on 103.7 KVIL, weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m., beginning Nov. 1. Kory joins KVIL from CBS RADIO sister station 102.1 WDOK in Cleveland, where he has been an on-air personality since 2010. Prior to that, he was with CBS RADIO’s WOMX (Mix 105.1 FM) in Orlando. He has also worked in markets including Boson, Miami, New Haven, and Colorado Springs. Leigh Ann Adam, who currently hosts afternoon drive, will move to middays (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). –––––––– Dave Lancaster and Sista Sherry Clifton have left KRTR-FM 96.3/Honolulu/Krater 96. A new show is set to be announced shortly.

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REPORT: WGN's McConnell On The Way Out

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– According to Chicago blogger Robert Feder, Mike McConnell (shown), three-year run as midday personality on WGN AM 720 has ended with the regime change at the Tribune Broadcasting news/talk station. Since August, McConnell had been live-streaming and podcasting for WGN’s website. Sources tell Feder that McConnell’s agent has agreed to a tentative settlement with the station on the remaining two years of his $500,000-a-year contract. If everything works out as planned, McConnell presumably would be free to return to radio in Cincinnati, where he successfully spent most of the last 30 years. McConnell, who hasn't aired since Oct. 3, had originally blamed his absence on tech issues and other matters, but yesterday on Facebook he told his friends: “You’re all pretty good guessers as to what in the world is going on and I’ll let you know as soon as I do.” As for McConnell’s return to Cincinnati, insiders say he could return to WLW, but so far that remains speculation.

 

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Kathie Lee Gifford Launches New Podcast; Regis Philbin Set As First Guest

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– Today’s co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford launches a new podcast on PodcastOne, a division of Courtside Entertainment Group on October 23. Gifford welcomes her former Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Co-host Regis Philbin as her first guest on Kathie Lee and Company. In addition to interviewing celebrity guests on her one-hour show, Gifford shares her thoughts on topics of the week and offers encouraging and inspirational anecdotes. “I’m so looking forward to this new podcast adventure,” says Gifford. “I feel like I’m in an episode of the Jetsons, soaring into unknown territory on my podcast. It will be the first time for me in a 45 year career where I’ve been able to completely control the content and best of all? I won’t need my hair or makeup done and there’s no need for Spanx!” Courtside Entertainment Group Chairman/CEO Norm Pattiz says, “What can I possibly say about Kathie Lee Gifford that hasn’t already been said? How ‘bout this – bringing Kathie Lee to on-demand audio via PodcastOne is a very big deal. We’re doing business with the best of the best, and that list just got better.”

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Thom Hartman Teams With Top Film Makers For Release Of 'Last Hours'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– "We've been talking about rising sea levels and extreme weather events," said author Thom Hartmann. "Now we need to talk about extinctions." Filmmaker Leila Conners and Producers George DiCaprio, Earl Katz, and Mathew Schmid have joined with Hartmann and writer/researcher Sam Sacks to produce a new short film - "Last Hours" - about the most extreme possible outcome of global warming. "Last Hours" is a film that explores the possibility that we could be close - centuries or perhaps just decades -to tipping points that could lead to a sixth mass extinction, and relies on input from some of the world's leading scientists. “It's almost impossible to know when you have passed a tipping point," says Hartmann. Hartmann's most recent book "The Last Hours of Humanity," goes in depth on the topic. "This film is meant to be an asset for the climate movement and to generate momentum for the global reduction of carbon emissions," said Leila Conners, director of the film, which was produced by George DiCaprio, Earl Katz and Mathew Schmid. Conners added, "We must move toward renewable energy and to create a real solution, hopefully well before or at the COP 21 in Paris in 2015.” "Last Hours" is available on YouTube and at the website, www.lasthours.org.

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Students Get iHeartRadio Performance From Paul McCartney

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– More than 400 high school students had the opportunity to attend an iHeartRadio Q&A and performance with Paul McCartney on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The surprise event was hosted by on air talent Jim Kerr and featured a Q&A and performance featuring Paul McCartney at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a New York City public arts high school in Astoria, Queens. Attending the event was singer Tony Bennett, who founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in 2001 in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. The iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Paul McCartney: A Q&A and Performance which celebrates the release of his new album NEW that is scheduled to be release October 15th. PHOTO/MJ Kim/MPL Communications

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Stars Turnout For V103 Chicago's 25th Anniversary Concert


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– V103 Chicago celebrated 25 years on the air and service to the community with a star-studded anniversary concert on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Allstate Arena. The concert featured performances by Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Robin Thicke and Bell Biv Devoe. V103’s Morning Show Host and Daytime TV Talk Show Host Steve Harvey will also make appearance at the silver anniversary celebration. The V103 25th Anniversary Concert is presented by Sierra Mist Natural. V103 also hosted an official 25th Anniversary After Party to celebrate Radio Hall of Fame Inductee and V103 personality Herb Kent’s 85th Birthday at The Marmon Grand.

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Houston Programmer Pulls Airshift Following Cardinal's Win

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– Marc Sherman (left) is the Operations Manager at the Clear Channel cluster in Houston. JC Corcoran (right) is the morning man at (KKRW) "The Arrow" in Houston. One problem. Sherman is a Pirates fan from Pittsburgh, and Corcoran is a Cardinals fan who spent twenty-nine years in St. Louis before moving to Texas last spring. If the Cardinals win the decisive game five in their NLDS Wednesday night, Sherman must do Corcoran's morning show where he vows to "say something entertaining for the first time in months." If the Pirates win, Corcoran must assume the Ops. Mgr. role for a day where he says his first order of business will be to immediately "lay off the Operations Manager and then go home." Last night, The Cardinals sealed the deal with a 6-1 Victory.

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President's Cup Streaker To Go On Double Date With Listener

Capping Off Night With Mini-Golf

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– In case you didn't recognize her with clothes on, that's Kim (center) with 99.7/Columbus The Blitz's Loper and Randi. Kim, the President's Cup streaker, was in studio along with her Grandma (left), as well as mom and dad (right). While there Kim agreed to be apart of a on air contest where one of our listeners wins a an evening of double dating. She'll go out with one lucky Blitz listener and Randi and I will accompany her to complete the double date. We'll grab dinner at a high-class restaurant, the Bogey Inn right near the Murifield golf course. Plus, we'll cap the evening off with a little mini golf. We are kicking off the contest live on the air tomorrow.

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Commercial Radio In Britain Celebrates Its 40th Birthday

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2013 –– We’re a long way behind the rest of the world when it comes to commercial radio, says Graham Mack. Our first legal station, LBC went on the air only 40 years ago this week (October 8th 1973). A number of original presenters have made an appearance on LBC 97.3 to mark the 40th anniversary of the London talk station and the beginning of commercial radio broadcasting in this country. Douglas Cameron, who co-hosted The AM Programme in the 1970s, read the 8am news bulletin, while the now Channel 4 Television News presenter Jon Snow revived the papers. Among Jon’s many highlights at the station, he reported on the end of the Balcombe Street siege in 1974, when four Provisional IRA gunmen held two hostages for six days near Marylebone. LBC 97.3 broadcast a special hour-long programme called LBC @ 40. Hosted by Clive Bull which looked back at how the station has covered the biggest stories and events in London and beyond, from the Falklands War, the Iranian Embassy Siege and the Poll Tax riots through to the 7/7 London bombings, the 2011 Royal Wedding and last year’s Olympic Games.

Kaye Adams is a Loose Women again BBC Radio Scotland presenter Kaye Adams will give up her daily talk show to return to the ITV programme Loose Women (our version of “The View”). She and Coleen Nolan will rejoin the panel of the show. Nolan - whose sister Bernie died after a battle with cancer earlier this year - will return as a panellist after leaving the programme in 2011. She was one of the original presenters when Loose Women launched in 1999 and will come back to join Carol Vorderman and Andrea McLean as anchors of the hour-long weekday programme.

Edith Bowman replaced by a Yank! Edith Bowman (shown) will lose her Saturday morning on 6 Music in the latest schedule changes at the digital BBC station. From Saturday 2 November, Huey Morgan moves from Sunday afternoons to Saturday mornings, 10am-1pm. Edith, who has hosted the Saturday morning show since November 2012, will continue to work with 6 Music with occasional specials planned for next year. Huey is originally from New York and is the frontman of rock/hip hop band Fun Lovin' Criminals.

If you need a British broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK – Please call me on +44 7752 416905.

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Boston's TJ Taormina Claims Competition Lifted His Spear's Interview [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2013 –– Man, Britney Spears radio interviews are making lots of news lately. Last week, she admitted to AMP 103.3 Boston's TJ Taormina, along with co-host Loren Raye (shown), that she was pressured to be more (s)exy in her videos (which her management denied). No sooner said, the comment went viral and the gossipverse was abuzz. Then, this week in yet another interview with KRBE/Houston's Roula & Ryan Show (JD recent news), after claims of them having to pull the interview for their refusal to follow the guidelines, once again it became yet another radio interview heard 'round the world with the likes Huffpo, Gossip Cop, plus numerous others. But wait, it doesn't stop there. Yesterday, AMP Radio TJ called out Kiss 108 claiming it lifted his interview with Britney Spears. This came following audio played on Matt Siegel’s (Matty Show) Kiss morning show of Britney which TJ says was identical to AMP’s (listen to link below). TJ said on his show “Matty over at Kiss 108 played our audio, which, God, that’s as flattering as can be, but gave their station credit for it,” TJ said. “Listen Matty, if you want to use our audio, I’m honored ... Just give us the credit for it.” TJ added that he has a “massive amount of respect” for Siegel: “That guy’s been on the radio here in Boston in morning drive for 30 years — that’s longer than I’ve been alive. ...” LISTEN TO TJ'S COMPARISON AUDIO ---- TJ COMMENTS ON AIR

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Indy Host Fired After Playing Song That Featured His Vocals

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2013 –– Citing a 'zero tolerance' policy, longtime WTLC-FM/Indianapolis host Rusty Redenbacher has been let go from the Radio One outlet after playing a song Sriracha last month by Indianapolis band Cosby Sweater which featured vocals by Redenbacher. According to USA Today, After being fired by the station, Redenbacher says the radio station's definition of frowned-upon self-promotion is difficult to reconcile with years he's spent plugging the company in his multimedia life. "I've been here my whole life," Redenbacher said. "I can tell you what the station sounded like in the '80s and the '90s. I worked in a record store for 12 years. Maybe I do know a little something about what people here listen to." Chuck Williams, Radio One's vice president and general manager in Indianapolis, declined an interview with USA Today, citing Radio One's policy of keeping personnel issues private.

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Former Host Files Suit Against Station President & Company For Fraud

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2013 –– In a civil suit filed Monday, longtime KCOH host Michael Harris (right) who resigned two weeks ago after 38 years on the air, has accused Jesse Dunn, the station's president, and the South Houston Community Development Corporation of fraud, according to The Houston Chronicle. Harris claims Dunn made false representations to induce him to secure two personal lines of credit totaling $130,000 for station financing and back a $38,000 loan for equipment. Dunn allegedly acquired a debit card to pay personal expenses as well as fund trips to Louisiana and Las Vegas casinos. "There was no contract between the radio host and Dunn," according to Harris' lawyer, Darrell W. Jordan Jr., who added his client "got hustled." Dunn has denied misusing funds as well as allegations that KCOH is in jeopardy. Dunn's lawyer, state Rep. Harold Dutton, has an announcement running on the station saying that KCOH remains "financially and operationally strong" despite "inaccurate and misleading claims." During a news conference on Tuesday outside the station, Harris called for Dunn to step down and allow able people in the community to run KCOH.

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John Sykes To Be Honored With Lifetime Music Industry Award

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel President of Entertainment Enterprises John Sykes (left) is set to receive the Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award at the 38th annual T.J. Martell Foundation Honors coming up October 22ndin New York. The Lifetime Music Industry Achievement Award is the T.J. Martell Foundation's most prestigious music industry honor and is awarded to a person who has made profound contributions to the music and entertainment industries. Artists Sting and Bryan Adams are also scheduled to perform. event. Former President Bill Clinton, a past T.J. Martell honoree, will present Sykes with the award. Prior to joining Clear Channel, he was a member of the original team that founded MTV in 1981 and spent 21 years at Viacom. Sykes was the President of VH1 from 1994-2002 and led the transition of network to a music and pop culture channel. He served as chairman and CEO of Infinity Broadcasting from 2002-2005. "John Sykes is not only one of the music and entertainment industry's most extraordinarily talented leaders, but an exceptional human being who we are thrilled to be able to honor at this year's T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala," said T.J. Martell Foundation Founder & Chairman Tony Martell.

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STUDY: Radio Ads Offer Nearly Eight Times ROI

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2013 –– According to a study by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), found that, on average, advertisers had a 7.7 return on investment, putting it ahead of press, outdoor and online and second behind TV, although radio currently only carries an average of six per cent of advertising budgets, as reported by thedrum.com Automotive and retail were the best performers along with impulse buyer ads. Simon Redican (shown), managing director of the RAB, said: “When Martin Sorrell calls econometrics ‘The Holy Grail’ of advertising, you can be sure agencies place high importance on it. The analysis was based on a study conducted by Homles & Cook which reviewed more than 2,000 individual media campaigns across 517 separate brand campaigns.

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Eric Bogosian's 'Talk Radio' Back On Stage In Denver; How Talk Has Changed Since Then

The best talk-radio hosts are artists/actors/entertainers, as well as intellectuals, like Alan Berg

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2013 –– Eric Bogosian's 1987 'Talk Radio, based partly on the life and murder in 1984 of Denver talk-radio host Alan Berg, is back on the stage in Denver. While reviewing the play, writer Jason Salzman weighs in on how much talk radio as changed since then. As you'll recall, over 25 years ago Berg was a liberal host, quite popular and quite different than today. "I’m half serious, because talk radio, if done right, is much like a form of theater or reality entertainment–if it doesn’t get dragged down by the formula of faux politics and ginned-up paranoia that radio-station corporations seem to want today," says Salzman. The best talk-radio hosts are artists/actors/entertainers themselves, as well as intellectuals, like Berg, driven to the talk medium as their form of expression. As Barry Champlain, who plays the lead role in the play, tells his audience in his last drunken lines of the play, before he leaves and ostensibly gets gunned down in the parking lot: “You’re pathetic… I guess we’re stuck with one another.” The play’s last performances this Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 7 p.m. It’s staged in a former retail space in Thornton. Salzman calls it "an eerie, mostly vacant place that conjures up the strange world of talk radio, in Berg’s time and today.

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Kasem Family Takes Legal Action To Gain Control Of Ailing Father

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– Kasem's kids from his first marriage are taking legal action against their stepmother, Jean Kasem, who won't allow them access to their ailing father. According to E, his oldest daughter Julie, 38, has filed for a conservatorship that would put her in charge of her dad's health care, according to court documents obtained by E! News.
Juile's sister, Kerri (shown left) told Los Angeles' ABC 7 News last week that the 81-year-old Kasem is battling Parkinson's disease and they haven't seen him in months. "Unfortunately the disease may be killing his body but it doesn't need to kill his spirit and his soul," Julie said Thursday on Today. "I don't want any of his money. I don't want his estate. I don't want anything," Julie added. "I simply want to see my father on a regular basis, give him a hug, hold his hand, give him a massage, put a smile on his face. It's that simple." Kerri, Julie and Michael are Kasem's children from his first marriage, to Linda Myers. He married Jean in 1980 and they gave birth to Liberty in 1990. A hearing on Julie's petition is scheduled for Oct. 15.

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MOTION: Nancy Abramson & Steven Macri Join CCME; Jerry Kristafer Exits WDRC-FM Hartford; International DJ Of The Year Nominee, Startling Joins 99.9 Virgin Radio

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– CCME announced today that radio veteran Nancy Abramson has joined the company in the newly-created role of Director, Digital Affiliates for National Media Groups. Abramson, who comes to CCM+E from The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, will be based in New York and report to Julie Talbott, President of Content and Affiliate Services for National Media Groups, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Abramson, whose career in radio includes program director duties at WBRU-FM in Providence, R.I., and hosting a daily show at WLIR-FM in Garden City, N.Y. ––––––––––– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced hat Steven Macri (far left) has joined the company as CFO, effective immediately. Macri joins Clear Channel from LogicSource Inc., a strategic sourcing company where he served as CFO (Chief Financial Officer.) Prior to LogicSource, he was Executive Vice President and CFO at Warner Music Group, Corp. where he oversaw global financial operations, treasury/risk management, information systems and taxes for the company. ––––––– Following 5 1/2 year run, morning host Jerry Kristafer is out at WDRC-FM/Hartford where he co-hosted the Big D Morning Show along with Mike Stevens and Kim Zachary. After his first stint with the station from 1982-1997 as Program Director/mornings, he returned in 2008 following 10-year run with WELI-AM and Sports WAVZ-FM/New Haven. Stevens and Zachary remain in place. ––––––––– International DJ of the Year Nominee Starting From Scratch Joins 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto. He'll air from 5-10 pm ET. “It’s a privilege to welcome DJ Starting From Scratch to the VIRGIN Radio family, and to introduce him to our passionate listeners in Toronto and around the world,” said Chris Ebbott, Program Director, Virgin Radio Toronto.

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Britney Spears Ripped By Houston Hosts Following 'Stupid' Interview [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– Britney Spears out promoting her "Work B***h" track made news recently after telling Boston host TJ, on AMP 103.3 that she's under pressure to be more 'sexy' (which her management denied).' Now another radio interview is making news but this time, according to KRBE/Houston's Roula And Ryan Show, this one has to do with them claiming Spears didn't answer questions and not being prepared for the interview. According to gossipcop.com, they explained on Monday's show that the “stupid” five-minute segment — described as a “terrible, terrible waste” — never made it to the air because they refused to play by Spears’ team’s rules and got in “trouble.” A source at her record label told Gossip Cop it’s “unfortunate that one station used profanity while telling her a long story — which was completely disrespectful.” PHOTO/Screen Grab LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

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Karlson & McKenzie Catch Up With Presidential Cup Streaker [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– In what is likely to be the first of many radio interviews, Presidential Cup streaker Kim (shown), when asked by WZLX-FM Boston's Heather Ford of the Karlson and McKenzie show how she felt, she said she was a little tired. "I'll bet you are after all that running" quipped Ford. She told the show that she had just moved to Plainville, MS where she was living with her grandmother. And while her Granny found humor in the stunt, her mom who lives LA wasn't too pleased. "I did some research on the top streakers of all time, and they seemed to be all men," Kim said on the show. "I said, 'Let’s try and change this.' And speaking of last minute, with regard to her pasties, she said they were actually scrapbooking stickers she found Sunday morning at a local Wal-Mart. After being taken into custody (without handcuffs), it turned out her penalty for a few minutes of clothes-free romping was $100. PS, you can find her on Twitter @PresCupStreaker PHOTOS/screen grab; rigth Kevin Karlson, Heather Ford and Pete McKenzie, LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Aussie Host Catches Heat From Lovato Fans Following Salacious Tweet

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– NOVA Australian DJ Ruby Rose (right) is catching heat from Demi Lovato fans after taking to twitter and claiming she once "romanced" the X Factor judge. According to celebuzz, the post has since been deleted with Rose saying she 'slept' with Demi. Lovato has yet to respond. Of course, as celebuzz points out, the timing of this revelation is a bit suspect given that Lovato just made an appearance on TV's 'Glee' playing the love interest of Naya Rivera's character Santana. Ruby Rose Langenheim, from Adelaide, is best known as Ruby Rose, both an Australian model, television presenter, MTV VJ and radio host.

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The Hottest Women in Radio Wall Calendar Now Available

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– Morning Radio Host and TV Personality Mark Kaye (shown below) has just launched a Kickstarter “crowdfunding” campaign to create a wall calendar based on his very popular “Hottest Women in Radio” contest.“When we published the list of the ’50 Hottest Women in Radio’ earlier this year we were inundated with requests to turn some of the photos into a calendar,” explains Kaye. “So, that’s exactly what we’re doing.” Twelve models from the contest will be featured in a beautiful wall calendar for 2014. The cost of a single calendar is only $25. Erica Rico, the contest winner and “Hottest Women in Radio for 2013” appears on the cover and by pledging $50, backers of the project will receive a copy autographed by Rico. Other women who have signed on include Falen Bonsett from KDWB, Lady La from 101.5 Jamz. “You can actually sponsor a day!” He says. “If you want to let everyone in the world know when your anniversary is, or when you get your braces off, or when your new album drops, we will print it on every copy of the calendar that goes out! Want even more exposure, you can put your message, logo, or URL on an entire month!” The campaign ends November 6th. If the minimum project goal of $5225 is not met, the project is a no go. You can get your calendar right now at http://hotwomencalendar.com

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Hall Of Famers Out Promoting Gold Channel's 'Big Break Puerto Rico' Appearance

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (right) and College Football Hall of Famer/Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown (left) stopped by the NBC Sports Radio studios in New York City today. The former athletes/broadcasters are in town to promote their appearance (and friendly golf rivalry) on the Golf Channel’s BIG BREAK NFL PUERTO RICO, which tees up its 20th season tomorrow (October 8, 9pm ET) and where more than $200,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs. Jerry talked golf and football with NBC Sports Radio’s Brian Kenny (The Brian Kenny Show, weekdays 9am-12noon, ET) while Tim Brown did the same with Newy Scruggs (Voices of the Game with Newy Scruggs, weekdays 12n-3pm ET).

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FSR's Rob Dibble Makes Cameo In New ABC Primetime Series 'Back In the Game'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– FOX Sports Tonight co-host Rob Dibble (left) recently made a cameo appearance on ABC’s new primetime series 'Back in the Game' starring James Caan. Dibble, a two-time National League All-Star and relief pitcher on the 1990 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds, played a prison inmate named “Senseless Paul” who was part of a group recruited to teach a little league team how to bat. Pictured: Dibble prepares to pitch to one of the little league players.

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BOB 106.9'S Tim Leary Joins With Paula Deen And 5,000 Others To Take 8th Annual Buddy Walk

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2013 –– Tim Leary and the Morning Showgram/BOB 106.9 and his family joined more than 5,000 people Saturday morning in Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah for the 8th Low Country Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk. The one mile walk and Family Fun Festival is a fundraiser which raises awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy, that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. “This is truly one of the best benefit events that I’ve ever been a part of,” states Leary. “The showing of love and support down here is absolutely electric! I also love the fact I could walk this charity and didn’t have to run.” The walk was headed up by co-grand marshals Paula and Bobby Deen. “These children just sparkle, and they have the most positive outlook,” Bobby told WJCL TV(ABC Savannah). “It really opens your eyes as to what’s important in life.” The total amount of money raised has not yet been released, but LCDSS board member Joe Marchese (whose daughter, Ella, also has Down Syndrome) was overwhelmed by the support. “Thank you so much to the 100+ volunteers who spent (11) 1-2 hour sessions here at the park for set up and load out. It’s all about the love and acceptance of all people including those with disabilities including those with different abilities!”

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Albert Pujols Sues Jack Clark Over On-Air Comments Claiming He Was A 'Juicer'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– Los Angeles Angel's Albert Pujols has filed suit against former baseball player, turned talker Jack Clark who accused the three-time NL MVP of using steroids. According to Fox Sports, Pujois is seeking unspecified damages that would be donated to charity, and asks for clarification that Clark's statements are false. Clark, who played for the Cardinals from 1985-87, made the comments on Aug. 2 on WGNU-AM radio's "The King and the Ripper Show," saying he knew "for a fact" that Pujols used steroids and performance enhancing drugs. He called Pujols "a juicer" and made similar on-air comments three days later. Clark and his co-host, Kevin Slaten, were fired a week later and the station's owner broadcast a lengthy apology and posted similarly statements on its website. The lawsuit does not name the radio station or Slaten as defendants. On Aug. 10, Clark tweeted: "I completely stand by the story I told 8 days ago." This referred to a story Clark said he had 13 years ago Pujols' personal trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, who Clark claimed had disclosed that he "shot up" the young player and also offered Clark steroids. Mihlfeld, who also worked for the Dodgers at the time and first met Pujols as his junior college coach, has publicly denied those accusations. Last Friday, one of Pujois' lawyers said in a written statement that should Pujols prevail in court, he would donate any monetary damages to charity. Los Angeles attorney Lynda Goldman said Pujols also expects an apology from Clark.

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Radio Host Helps Pull Man From Burning Truck

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– Having just crossed from Newstalk 770 to 660 CFFR/Calgary where he starts today, Dave Rutherford (shown) is getting a bit of notoriety he wasn't expecting: hero. According The Calgary Herald, last Friday a weaving pickup truck smahed into the back of a car and later lost control and caught fire after crashing though a fence and landing on a golf course. A couple who witnessed the crash, described smoke coming from the truck as several motorists ran to help. Among them was Rutherford. “We were trying to get him out of there, he did not want to go,” said Dave Rutherford. “He was grabbing onto the wheel. We said ‘buddy, get out, you’re going to be burned.’ It took all the strength we had to pull the guy out.” Police say the man was diabetic and was suffering from low blood sugar. Rutherford wrote on Facebook page "Quite the Friday afternoon. I have never seen diabetic shock, or whatever the police are calling it, but this guy was wired and he seemed to be on something." Rutherford's show was cancelled last June by Corus owned 770 after he was critical of the station's coverage of the flooding in Alberta.

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REPORT: Bruce Dumont Looking To Step Down From Overall MBC Operations

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– Thirty years after he created the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Bruce DuMont (shown) says he plans to recommend his board of directors hire an executive director or general manager to succeed him. He tells blogger, Robert Feder he will continue as president and CEO of the nonprofit organization he incorporated on Oct. 5, 1983. “I’ve been wearing all of the hats. I don’t think for the good of the institution that’s a good idea anymore,” he said. “We have to professionalize the staff in a variety of ways, and we should start with the person that’s coordinating the day-to-day operations. That’s not my strong suit, it’s not what I like to do, and there are far better people who can do that than I.” This announcement comes 16 months after the museum officially reopened in its new $27 million edifice at 360 North State Street. The shrine to broadcast history and repository of programs and artifacts had been closed for nearly a decade as delays in state funding and other problems stalled construction. Dumont added: “It has defined my life for 30 years, and I’ve put a lot into it for 30 years. It’s come a long way from an idea to where it is today. And I think it can go a lot further in the next 30 years.”

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MOTION: WestwoodOne Extends John Tesh Show Through 2016; Red Kingman Off The Air In Western Michigan; REPORT: Don Geronimo Off KHTK/Sacramento's Line-up

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– WestwoodOne announced it has signed a three-year contract extension with Intelligence For Your Life Radio host John Tesh. With the extension, the show will run through 2016.John Tesh, six-time Emmy-winning radio and television host and Grammy-nominated musician, said “This has truly been an amazing 12 year partnership and I am honored to continue it with my friends at Westwood One. ‘Intelligence for Your Life’ has become a powerful and respected brand among advertisers thanks to Westwood/Dial Global's creative network and sales integration expertise.” ––––––––– Red Kingman says a non-compete clause in his contract with former employer WHTC 1450 AM will keep him from working for a competitor within a 50-mile radius of the Holland station for up to 12 months, according to mlive.com This follows Kingman being terminated after the airing of a Miller Light commercial parody that included a profanity during The Morning Grind on Sept. 14. He co-hosted the weekend show with Mike Johnson as a contractor. –––––––––– Reportedly, Don Geronimo has been removed from the lineup at CBS’ “Sports 1140” KHTK Sacramento. According to radioinsight.com, no official word from KHTK or Geronimo yet and, as of this morning, his name and info were still posted at the station's website. Meanwhile, Geronimo’s slot was filled by KHTK Sports Director Jason Ross. ––––– Johny D (DiModica )joins WPFX-FM/107.7 The Wolf Toledo for mornings from 6-9am, he takes over for Craig Snyder who moves into middays.

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Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Features Six-Part Interview with Sir Paul McCartney

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– Tonight on Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and co-host Kerri Kasem will debut a candid, six-part interview special with music legend Sir Paul McCartney entitled Sixx Days with Sir Paul McCartney. The former Beatle, who recently met and sat down for an exclusive chat with Sixx, will discuss the making of his forthcoming 24th solo album, NEW, including the songs “Early Days,” “Queenie Eye” and “Save Us”; why he loves and is terrified to be in the studio; being “Stella’s dad”; and much more. On the vulnerability of the song “Early Days”: Sixx: “‘Early Days,’ my favorite song on the record, just jumped out. Gimme a little back story on that one. By the way, I wanted to say, your voice, it sounds very vulnerable. It’s almost like you were just sitting there telling a story. It was fascinating.” McCartney: “Well, it’s interesting you should say that because that was when I started to work with Ethan Johns. …I came in with the song, which I had already written, and it’s basically a little acoustic thing and it’s me remembering, basically me and John when we were just two kids, before we’d started The Beatles, before we’d gotten on as song writers, so you know, I’m really going back to kind of very early days….So I just sat in the middle of the studio and sang it and he said ‘great.’ I said ‘ok, now let’s kind of look at the vocal, because it’s a little bit, you know,’ like you said, ‘vulnerable.’ I would have said dodgy, a little bit, maybe it’s not the greatest vocal. And he said, ‘no, no, no, you gotta leave it. That’s what’s good about it. It’s just you,’ and I said ‘I didn’t sing that word too well, you know I’m doing a falsetto, a bit croaky or something.’ And he said, ‘It’s ok man, that’s how this song has got to be sung’…thankfully I listened to him and thankfully you like it.” Shown above is Paul McCartney, Kerri Kasem and Nikki Sixx

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Benztown's R Dub Joins ABC's 'Shark Tank'

Benztown Radio Networks announced today that radio entrepreneur R Dub!, creator and host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Sunday Night Slow Jams,” will appear on ABC Television Network's “Shark Tank” this Friday night. Platinum recording artist Brian McKnight sings to the Sharks when he joins R Dub! as he pitches “Sunday Night Slow Jams,” his four-hour weekly radio show featuring Rhythmic and Pop love songs and listener dedications called “Oral Expressions.” The episode airs on Friday, October 11, at 9:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern on the ABC Television Network.

For more details, please refer to the attached news release. Advance photos of R Dub! and Brian McKnight's appearance on "Shark Tank" may be accessed via ABC's photo website: www.abcmedianet.com.

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102.5 The Edge Announces 12th Annual How The Edge Stole Christmas Show

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– 102.1 The Edge (KDGE-FM) today announced the lineup for its 12th annual How The Edge Stole Christmas show on December 5, 2013 at Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie. 102.1's How The Edge Stole Christmas show will feature Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington and Thirty Seconds to Mars as the co-headliners, plus a strong bill of alternative artists including Blue October, Panic! at the Disco, Capital Cities and New Politics.

“We are extremely excited to bring this huge line up for How The Edge Stole Christmas this year to our loyal fans,” said Jay Michaels, 102.1 The Edge’s Program Director. “To be able to incorporate the biggest names in the alternative world for our annual Christmas show is incredible and we can't wait to share it with the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.”

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Is International Film Festival Satire Actually Based On Famous Canadian Sport's Host?

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– Patrons at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival were intrigued by The Dick Knost Show, a low-budget media satire with a lead character who is suspiciously similar to Canadian sports-talk star, Bob McCown. According the Globe & Mail, in the film, the character Dick Knost is an 'acerbic, big-haired, highly-skilled, self-confident, soccer-hating radio host who wears sunglasses in the studio and hates interviewing athletes." On the other hand, Bob McCown, the Columbus, OH born sport's host whose Prime Time Sports is syndicated nationally and simulcast on Sportsnet, is, uhhhh, an "acerbic, big-haired, highly-skilled, self-confident, soccer-hating radio host who wears sunglasses in the studio and hates interviewing athletes." After watching the trailer for the film, McCown didn’t know whether to be flattered or insulted. Knost is clearly based on McCown and the film’s director, Bruce Sweeney, eventually fessed up and was booked as a guest on Prime Time Sports, where he unashamedly admitted to the veteran radio host that he was a big fan of his, and that he was an obvious inspiration for Knost. Sweeney told The Globe and Mail “He’s the sports junkie’s talk-show host ... I like who he interviews. I like how he runs interviews. I like how he can be prickly and terse one moment and then buddy up with a person the next personality. Tom Scholte, the actor who plays the role of Knost, adds the character is “completely fictional,” and he, like Sweeney, is a major fan of McCown. “I love his candour. He’s a pioneer of Canadian sports broadcasting.”

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The Soprano's Vincent & Pastore Talk Whackin' And Hurtin' With Paul and Young Ron [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2013 –– The syndicated Paul & Young Ron show freed up a full hour (like they had a choice) to talk to Soprano's sweethearts Frank Vincent & Frank Pastore. They talked whackin, hurtin and movies and whatever other topics THEY felt best for the show. At one point, Pastore looks at Young Ron and asked "They call you young Ron? Thank God you're on camera," he quips. Cameraman, executive producer Steve Harmon told Jockline Daily if the attached photo was a bit blurry, he noticed just before shooting that there were autographed Marlin's baseball bats in the studio. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Shortest Radio Interview Ever Creating Lasting Buzz [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 –– 98.5 Boston The Sport's Hub's Toucher And Rich are no stranger to getting publicity. From Rich Shertenlieb's days back at Atlanta's 'Morning X' in 2008 when he visited the Masters golf classic in Augusta and joined feminists protesting the male-only member's club with his sign reading 'Iron My Shirt', to many many more well publicized events. Now the show has stirred even more attention. This one involving what's being called one of the shortest interviews ever with Hall of Fame Coach, Rick Patino. On yesterday's show, they scooped a live appearance by Pitino, promoting his new book, “The One-Day Contract.” It began with Fred Toucher saying “We are joined by Rick Pitino, former coach of the Celtics, current coach of the Louisville Cardinals who won the national championship. Rick Pitino, "Hello!" Pitino: “Morning, guys.” Toucher: “You stink. You ruined the Celtics.” And then Patino was off the air. No sooner had he hung up, before sports bloggers nationwide began weighing in on the bit. One headline read "Radio host’s sucker-punch of Rick Pitino symptom of declining civility!" What those outside of Boston may not realize is Patino's less than stellar history with the Celtics, plus, back in 2009, his infamous visit to a restaurant bathroom stall with a female patron which, as the story goes, was reported to have lasted just 15 seconds OUCH!. Something tells us, this story may be around awhile longer. Shertenlieb tells Jockline Daily: "To our surprise, we've never received more positive response from our listeners for anything we've ever done before. It was unbelievable. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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KERRI KASEM: "He Can't Really Speak, But He Knows We're There'

AGENT: Casey Is Still Of Sound Mind; Parkinson's Took His Voice

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 –– One of the truly saddest stories coming out of Hollywood is the continued resistance of Casey Kasem's children from being able to see their ailing father. "I don't get it, I don't understand it," Kerri Kasem, who co-hosts the radio show "Sixx Sense" with Nikki Sixx, told CNN. "He has Parkinson's and all the research we've done indicates socialization would help him." According to Kerri, about three months ago, her stepmother, Jean Kasem, suddenly barred her sister, her uncle and some of Kasem's friends from seeing him. She's perplexed by the decision. "He can't really speak, but he knows we're there," she told KABC TV. "And last time we saw him, he could shuffle a little bit. He had a hard, very hard, time walking. He was just deteriorating due to Parkinson's disease." Don Pitts, Kasem's agent of more than 35 years, said he did not want to take sides in the argument, but did say Casey is still of sound mind at age 81. "He has Parkinson's, has it very bad. It took his speech, and for somebody who made millions of dollars using his voice -- for him to lose that gift, that beautiful instrument -- it must be frustrating. But he's handling it very well," Pitts said. This past May, CNN named Casey among its KINGS OF RADIO, saying the the former KRLA Los Angeles' host might be the most famous voice on this list.

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Britney Spears Tells Radio Host She's Under Pressure To Be Sexy; Manager Denies [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 –– Speaking of interviews going viral, check out yesterday's call with Britney Spears and 103.3 Amp Boston's TJ show. Out promoting her Work B**ch track, she told TJ "A lot of sex goes into what I do. But sometimes I would like to bring it back to the old days when there was like one outfit through the whole video and you're dancing the whole video, and there's like not that much sex stuff going on," she explained. "Oh my god, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there. Like, I cut out half the video because I am a mother and because, you know, I have children, and it's just hard to play sexy mom while you're being a pop star as well." TJ then asked Spears, "Are they pushing you further than you wanna go and then you sit in the editing room and say, 'No that has to go' and that's pretty much how that's all lined up?" "Yes," she replied. Spear' manager, Larry Rudolph, later told TMZ after the radio interview that Spears "is never pressured into anything .. "She reviews all creative, and for her 'Work Bitch' video, she discussed toning down some parts in finding a balance of sexy and being a mom," he said. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Sinead O’Connor Reaches Out To Miley Cyrus In Painfully Honest Letter

'The Music Business Doesn’t Give A S--t About You, Or Any Of Us'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 –– Even before Miley Cyrus had released her latest even more revealing photos, the once controversial pop star Sinead O’Connor reached out to Cyrus in an open letter to warn her of the pitfalls of stardom and manipulative side of the music industry. In the course, O’Connor slams her the “Wrecking Ball” video. She begins the letter by writing: "I wasn’t going to write this letter, but today i’ve been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your Wrecking Ball video was designed to be similar to the one for Nothing Compares… So this is what I need to say… And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love. I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way ‘cool’ to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether its the music business or yourself doing the pimping. Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your (s)exual appeal than your obvious talent ... The music business doesn’t give a s--t about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, ‘they’ will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone.ed alarm, because they don’t care about you. READ ENTIRE LETTER HERE

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Westwood One Sports Tackles Unprecedented Four NFL Games In A Row

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 –– WestwoodOne Sports, the exclusive radio network of the NFL national primetime package, announced it will air four consecutive NFL games this Sunday, October 6, 2013, culminating with a special Sunday Night doubleheader. The unprecedented lineup is due to a stadium conflict in Oakland where the A’s and Raiders share a facility. The Chargers at Raiders game originally scheduled for the afternoon was moved to the evening, thus creating an additional NFL window. WestwoodOne will broadcast exclusive national audio of the following four NFL games this Sunday (complete with play-by-play/analyst assignments) Seattle Seahawks @ Indianapolis Colts…Dave Sims/Mark Malone, Denver Broncos @ Dallas Cowboys… Chuck Cooperstein/Trent Green, Houston Texans @ San Francisco 49ers…Kevin Kugler/James Lofton, San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders…Tom McCarthy/Rod Woodson. Howard Deneroff, WestwoodOne Sport’s EVP/Executive Producer, said “We’re excited to be the first network to ever broadcast a quadrupleheader of NFL games in the same day. We hope our listeners enjoy the unique opportunity to hear wall-to-wall football in one place.”vAll stations airing WestwoodOne Sports’ NFL Football coverage can be found using the Station Finder located at www.westwoodonesports.com.

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CCME Debuts New iHeart Radio Theater LA With Katy Perry Album Release Party

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced its new music and events venue, iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles, which will launch on October 22 with a live Album Release Party featuring superstar recording artist Katy Perry. Located at The Burbank Studios in Burbank, CA, the 20,000 square foot performance space (formerly NBC Lot - Jay Leno Tonight Show) will bring fans intimate performances from top recording artists as well as unique events like exclusive iHeartRadio Album Release Parties, to provide artists, labels and partners with a variety of innovative promotional opportunities. The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles will kick off with the Katy Perry iHeartRadio Album Release Party which will celebrate the release of her new studio album, PRISM, set to be released that day. The event will feature a live performance and Q&A with Katy Perry discussing the behind-the-making of her upcoming album, hosted by on-air talent and TV personality Mario Lopez. The Theater's grand opening is sponsored by Sony Electronics and has been equipped with Sony 4K professional cameras and other production equipment, as well as Sony TVs. Walmart, in partnership with Monster Headphones and AT&T, will be the official on-air radio and social media partner for the Katy Perry iHeartRadio Album Release Party.

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Longtime Host Silenced By Voice Loss, Shares Advice In 739 Page Book

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013 –– As Jockline Daily first mentioned last December, after an on-air career of 41 years, silenced in 2004 by his voice loss, legendary Radio Pro, good guy, Joe Martelle spent 7 years writing the definitive book on How to be a real radio personality. Now, following a soft launch, Radio Pro- How to be a Real Air Personality is available for purchase. Joe's own successful 41 year on-air career which began in Augusta, Maine and transcended to some of America's top radio markets, like, Boston, Cincinnati, Houston and South Florida paints a vivid picture and compelling story of his love for radio, but he doesn't hesitate to describe the many pitfalls and disappointments one faces in the exciting, but often stressful life and times of a radio personality! It's all here in Radio Pro, 739 pages and 21 chapters detailing the sweet highs and bitter lows. Including Joe's never say die attitude and his numerous comebacks after being side-lined by serious illnesses. Radio Pro shares many life-lessons particularly ithe importance of never giving up and to always follow your dreams no matter how many obstacles may be placed in your way! Legendary NYC radio personality, Harry Harrison says, "Radio Pro takes you behind the mic with super Morning Man, Joe Martelle. The inside look at broadcasting is a must read for anyone with aspirations for a career in radio." Minneapolis Moring radio pro, Dave Ryan adds, "When I opened to a random page, I was glued! Joe's book will be read by generations of Radio Pros to come." Radio Pro is available from the publisher, www.bearmanormedia.com or at a 20% discount directly from Joe at www.joemartelle@aol.com

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Rover Calls Charges 'Trumped Up'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 __ A grand jury has indicted WMMS radio host, Shane "Rover" French (shown left in court this past July) on 13 charges in connection with an arrest over the July 4th weekend. According to WKYC TV, the jury returned indictments against French on 13 counts including inducing panic, attempted felonious assault, assault, vandalism, criminal damaging, resisting arrest and illegal fireworks. Another man arrested with Rover, show member, Michael "Chocolate Charlie" Toomey, faces similar charges. The allegations stem from an incident in which an officer claimed to have heard fireworks coming from French's boat and asked him to stop. Rover, 37, and Toomey, 28, were allegedly intoxicated and refused to do so and then started shooting fireworks. This led a to a shoving match and later, both men were arrested. On the Monday following the incident, Rover took to the air and stated: "The allegations are absolutely absurd, ridiculous and not based in fact whatsoever. In fact, if these charges weren't so serious, it would be comical. But it is very serious and I'm taking the matter very seriously. Rover spoke briefly about the charges on his show yesterday saying “I am going to prove that these allegations against me are false,” Rover said. Both Rover and Toomey will be arraigned on October 16.

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AEG Found Not Liable In Michael Jackson Death

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 –– In a trial that had lasted for months, it took an L.A. jury less than 14 hours to find concert promoter AEG not liable in Michael Jackson's death. According to CNN, the jury, while accepting that AEG Live had hired Dr. Conrad Murray, it concluded that the concert promoter was not liable for Michael Jackson's drug overdose death. "I counted Michael Jackson a creative partner and a friend," the company's CEO Randy Phillips said. "We lost one of the world's greatest musical geniuses, but I am relieved and deeply grateful that the jury recognized that neither I, nor anyone else at AEG Live, played any part in Michael's tragic death."The jury accepted AEG Live lawyers' arguments that the company was not negligent because its executives had no way of knowing that Murray was a risk to Jackson. Jackson's mother and the singer's three children sued AEG Live in 2010, arguing that the company's negligence in hiring, retaining or supervising Murray was a factor in the singer's June 25, 2009, death. "The jury's decision completely vindicates AEG Live, confirming what we have known from the start -- that although Michael Jackson's death was a terrible tragedy, it was not a tragedy of AEG Live's making," attorney Marvin Putnam said in a written statement. Because jurors concluded that AEG Live was not liable, they did not consider other questions on the verdict form that would have determined how much in damages the promoter would have paid Katherine, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson. Jackson lead lawyer Brian Panish suggested a range between $1 billion and $2 billion to replace the earnings lost by Jackson's death at age 50. Shown in photo at left, you'll notice radio was in full force yesterday z the jury foreman spoke. Kneeling in blue shirt is Alex Stone (ABC News Radio) next to Claudia Peschiutta from KNX and Steve Futterman (CBS Radio) standing center in Blue Blazer. Special thanks to Comrex's Chris Crump and Steve Futterman for photo.

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Quivers Returns To The Studio Following Cancer Battle [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 –– For the first time in 17 months, Robin Quivers returned to the studio on the Howard Stern Show. Howard said "Seriously, I’ve been praying for this day … and I’m really happy that you are here,” Howard said. “Honestly, I did not think this day would come .. I was very very depressed over your illness. I wasn’t sure what the outcome was going to be. There was a time I really did think I was going to lose you permanently. And I’ll tell you what, this is a pretty remarkable day that you are here triumphant and cured. I never would have predicted this. Honestly.” Sporting a new hair style, Quivers said "It's pretty amazing. I was brushing my teeth this morning and thinking about going back on the air for the first time after surgery and how incredibly difficult that was. And today not feeling anything at all. It was just a normal day. You can get up and brush your teeth, throw on your clothes and run out the door." "I could never be without you again," Stern said. "Never get sick again." WATCH VIDEO

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Cox Media Group Names Keith Hastings as New Rock Music Format Leader

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Keith Hastings as its new Rock Format Leader. In addition to his current role as Program Director for KISS 95.5 FM and KTKX 106.7 FM in San Antonio, Hastings will work closely with Steve Smith, CMG’s VP of Radio Programming, and all of CMG’s rock program directors at the company’s other rock stations – WXXJ 102.9 FM in Jacksonville, Fla.; WBAB 102.3 FM in Long Island; WSUN 97X FM in Tampa; and KJSR Rock 103 FM in Tulsa. "We were incredibly fortunate to add Keith Hastings to our programming team earlier this year,” said CMG Executive VP of Radio Kim Guthrie. “He is a seasoned pro in the rock format, making this a natural step to put his rock instincts to work with all of our Cox Media Group rock stations across the country." Hastings has worked for some of the most iconic brands in several variations of the rock format. His career as a rock programmer spans four decades, including Program Director at Greater Media’s WCSX in Detroit, with Entercom’s WAAF in Boston and with Saga Communications’ WHQG and WLZR in Milwaukee, Wis. and WAQY in Springfield, Mass.

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More Details Emerge In Former Host Charged With Filing False Claims Against Cabbie

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 –– Authorities now say a woman who last August accused a taxi driver of shooting lewd video footage of her in an extortion scheme made up the story. According to theind.com, Jennifer Gaubert (shown), 32, a New Orleans lawyer who at one point hosted her own radio show, has been charged by the Orleans Parish district attorney's office with filing false statements concerning denial of constitutional rights, stemming from her complaint to police that she was filmed without her permission n April 2012. In an August interview with NOLA.com Gaubert said while intoxicated in a cab she admitted flirting with Hervey Farrell, 38, and kissed him, but told police she never gave him permission to film. She told police Farrell shot video up her skirt, exposing her underwear and genitals to the camera. After that, Gaubert went to police, saying Farrell sent a message threatening to release the video unless she gave him $1,000. Farrell was the first person to contact authorities, filing a report in municipal court saying Gaubert battered him when she was a passenger in his cab. Nothing ever came of that charge. Prosecutors refused to bring charges against Farrell, who had been jailed on Aug. 29 on charges of voyeurism and extortion based on Gaubert's complaint to police. Gaubert was known for her WGSO radio show "Law Out Loud", which she has since stopped hosting.

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Jay Mohr Talks Radio With Leno On The Tonight Show [VIDEO]

Gets iHeart Radio Shout Out From Audience

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 –– If you listen closely, you may hear a trace of Jay Leno in last night's exchange between him and FOX Sports Radio’s Jay Mohr. At one point he jokes to Leno: "I'll let you get in in a moment, I know it's your show, but I have a lot of new material. To our delight, he talked quite a bit about his radio program: "AM Radio, that's the future .. iHeart Radio baby.." He then was interrupted by an audience member with iHeart Radio shout out. He then went into an hilarious comedy routine and shared his own football history.He also managed to get in a few plugs for his upcoming comedy shows in his Houston and San Antonio saying that he the code word to type in was LENO. He did this as a way of saying he would be announcing the appearance on Leno's show. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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LDR Introduces New Feature Where Listeners Can Vote On Top Song Of The Hour

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 –– Listener Driven Radio announced the launch of a new TOP SONG™ feature to its patent-pending LDR.1 platform. Now, listeners can vote using a station website or mobile app for the top song of the hour, and the #1 song will automatically play at the top of the hour in the station’s automation playout system. LDR displays a station's "currents" in an easy-to-use voting window, where listeners can move songs up and down in the list. Then, the #1 song chosen by the audience, which also passes basic artist/title separation rules set by the Program Director, will play at the top of the hour. “We think this new feature is ideal for Top 40 and CHR stations that want to do a '#1 song of the hour feature.' With LDR's TOP SONG™, listeners stay engaged all through the hour and build TSL. Our mission at LDR is to create innovative platforms that make interactive programming seamless and simple for broadcasters,” said Daniel Anstandig, CEO of LDR Interactive. “We are making LDR easy for all stations and formats to use by integrating with all major automation and music schedulers using LDR’s patent-pending Echo automation technology.”

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

By Graham Mack

Paul McCartney To Perform For BBC Radio

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 ––Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley has announced that Paul McCartney will perform an intimate concert for the station at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. The concert is part of Radio 2’s live music segment “In Concert”. It will take place on Wednesday 16 October at 1pm and will be broadcast on Radio 2 later that evening at 8pm. The concert will be shown on BBC television in November.

Free Radio Cuts Out A One Direction Wall - Free Radio in Wolverhampton is moving but they’re taking part of a wall with them. While they were clearing out their old premises at Tettenhall Road they decided the signature wall was too valuable to be left behind, so they cut it out. It contains the signatures of all five members of One Direction. It’s now on eBay to raise money for charity. The autograph wall measuring around 1m x 1m and containing twenty-seven bricks was professionally removed after it was announced the radio station would be moving premises. The silver penning against a black matte wall went live for bidding on eBay at 8:10am on Monday and will run for ten days with all of the money raised going to the Kelli Smith Appeal . Kelli is just 4 years old and was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma aged just 3 months, she cannot get the treatment she needs in this country and needs £500,000 to travel to either Germany or the USA, her Dad, Tom is also terminal with brain cancer and the hope is the auction will go some way to giving Kelli a fighting chance of life.

If you need a British broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK. – Don't hesitate to give Graham a call at +44 7752 416905.

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Hot 95.7 Houston's Sarah Pepper Sits In On Radio Lolipop

An in-hospital radio network broadcasting into the rooms and halls at Texas Children’s Hospital

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2013 –– Sarah Pepper (left) of Hot 95.7 Houston, stands less than five feet tall, but she is big on personality. The fast-talking host tells funny stories fulltime in the morning for the Hot 95.7, Houston, but now she’s taking her radio act on the road and redirecting it a bit to suit her latest listeners. Sarah has been sitting in at Radio Lollipop, an in-hospital radio network broadcasting into the rooms and halls at Texas Children’s Hospital. “It’s just like, you can get your mind off things,” says Madyson, a young patient at the hospital. “… have fun for a while.” Sarah hosts patients as in-studio guests and plays their requests. “This is Radio Lollipop, so I’m just really here to push buttons,” says Pepper. “I want them to be the star of the show. “ You can see Sarah in action at Radio Lollipop HERE:

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Police Called To Casey Kasem's Home After Family Members Are Denied Entrance

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 –– Police were called to Casey Kasem's Holmby Hills estate home on Tuesday after a family feud erupted following Kasem's wife's refusal to let them see Casey according to The Daily Mail. His children Kerri, Julie and Mike arrived at the home demanding that Karem's second wife Jean (left) let them see the The 81-year-old iconic radio voice who suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease. Reportedly, Jean called police to get the children, plus friends and co-workers, away from the property. Kasem, who began hosting American Top 40 in 1970 and continued for three decades, has allegedly been blocked from seeing his kids for three months. Kerri, co-host of Premiere's Sixx Sense, told TMZ their stand was not about money, revealing she and her brother and sister already know they have been excluded from Casey's will. She and her siblings are from Casey's first marriage to Linda Myers. "Your children are here for you,' Kerri told the website. 'We have not abandoned you." As the photo's will show in the linking Daily Mail article, The group held signs up with various messages including one from a daughter which asked: 'Jean, why won't you let me see my Dad.' Meanwhile, Casey's brother, who hasn't spoken to Jean in 33 years, said she has had a trained relationship with her stepchildren for years. He held up a sign stating: 'I miss my brother.' Aside from his highly successful radio career, Casey was also the famous voice of Shaggy in the animated Scooby Doo.

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Bruce Maiman: Does Tragic Death From Contest Warrant Loss Of Station's License?

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 –– Following recent news of a couple of groups challenging KDND/107.9 - Sacramento's The End's license renewal, draws a story by longtime radio host, Bruce Maiman in The Sacramento Bee. He cites the case of a local hospital facing a wrongful death suit that comes in the aftermath of a patient who died following a common surgical procedure. A lawyer representing the family tells Maiman that assuming a jury finds in favor of the plaintiff, should the hospital be shut down? “No,” he says. “You have to give people a chance to change what they’re doing." So Maiman asks, "Why is anyone demanding we shut down a radio station that was successfully sued for a stunt it conducted nearly seven years ago and has since mended its ways?" Two Sacramento media watchdog groups announced last week (see JD 9/26/13) they will challenge the broadcast license renewal of KDND/107.9 “The End” over the water intoxication death of Jennifer Strange in its 2007 “Hold Your Wee For A Wii” contest. In a news conference, Media Action Center founder Sue Wilson (left) said that although a jury held the station liable for Strange’s death and awarded her family $16.6 million, the Federal Communications Commission has shown no inclination to go after its broadcast license. The station didn’t do this," argues Maiman. "Its employees did. They were fired. To my knowledge, not a single employee working at The End back then is working there now. The station was given the chance to change, and it did. Indeed, the water-drinking contest, enormously popular for years, is no longer done by anyone, so an entire industry changed. What more can be gained by denying the station its license? Should we have closed Ford Motor Co. 35 years ago for all those Pinto deaths, or shutter BP now for that Gulf of Mexico oil spill? Today, Ford routinely builds some of the industry’s safest cars. BP has already agreed to pay $4 billion in fines and penalties, and could face another $18 billion penalty, the largest environmental penalty in U.S. history. READ ENTIRE STORY HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Entercom Boston Names Phil Zachary As New VP/Market Manager

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND 2013 –– Entercom Boston announced the hiring of Phil Zachary (shown) as their new Vice President and Market Manager. The Entercom cluster in Boston includes WEEI-FM, ESPN on WEEI-AM, WAAF, WRKO and The Boston Red Sox Radio Network. This represents a homecoming of sorts for Zachary, whose first paid radio job was as a part-time, on-air announcer at WAAF. Zachary, a 41-year radio veteran, is a Connecticut native and graduate of Holy Cross. He began his radio career in Worcester followed by stints in Providence and Boston. While in Boston, Zachary served as Operations Manager at the old WITS 1510. There his role included direct oversight of both Red Sox and Bruins play-by-play. Zachary comes to Entercom from Curtis Media Group in Raleigh, N.C. There, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s entire slate of radio stations, networks, digital and interactive divisions and print publications. Prior to joining Curtis Media in 2002, he was VP/Market Manager for CBS Radio in Washington, D.C. Zachary has held similar senior executive positions for HMW Communications and Voyager Communications in Raleigh and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in New Orleans.

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MOTION: Sports Radio 105 “The Ticket” Adds Jack Jablonski To Host “Hockey Night in Minnesota”; Kelly Mac Returns To Greenville; Wes McShay Named Op's Mgr. For Cumulus Montgomery, AL,

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 –– Sports Radio 105 “The Ticket”, the Twin Cities new Sports Talk on FM debuts a weekly segment with former Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski. Winner of the 2012 “Courage in Sports” Award, Jablonski was injured during a hockey game in December of 2011 becoming paralyzed. His amazing road to recovery and support of others in similar situations has captured the attention of sports fans nationwide. Last year, The Jack Jablonski “BEL13VE in Miracles“ Foundation was Created to help others with spinal cord injuries have access to the same great therapies helping Jack today and funding research. Jack will be joined by co-hosts Bob Sansevere and Mike Morris.Oct 01, 2013 10:24 AM EDT ––––––––– WJMZ-107.3 JAMZ, has announced the return of Kelly Mac to middays. She'll precede the newly syndicated D.L. Hughley from 3-7pm beginning October 7. Mac previously served as APD and Music Director for WUSL-FM/Power 99) and WDAS-FM Philly. Before that, she served as WJMZ's midday host for five years. ––––––––––– Wes McShay has been appointed Op's Mgr. for Cumulus/Montgomery, AL. He'll also serve as PD and handle afternoon drive on WLWI-FM. McShay follows Bill Dollar who left in September.

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YouTube To Stage Music Awards Shows; Seven Awards To Be Decided By On-Line Voters [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 –– Pretty soon you'll have to wonder when recording artists will have time to record given the number of awards show. Now you can add YouTube to the list. It's first awards show will air live from New York on Nov. 3 with Jason Schwartzman scheduled to host. For the occasion, it's bringing in the big guns to perform, including Guests include Eminem, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, plus YouTube phenoms CDZA and violinist Lindsey Stirling. "Our point is to celebrate YouTube's role in the music ecosystem," says Danielle Tiedt, VP of marketing according to USA Today. "If you think about how most of us encounter music, it's usually on YouTube, whether it's stars like Miley Cyrus and her VMA performance or her new Wrecking Ball video, or musicians like Lindsey (Stirling), who broke thanks to our site." Nominees for the seven awards will be announced Oct. 17. Winners will be chosen by fans vote. WATCH HERE

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ABC Radio Launches ABC Air Power

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 ––
ABC Air Power, formerly known as ABC ePrep, has been significantly upgraded, and now includes exciting new features that make it even more invaluable to radio pros, in addition to its already impressive daily content — from exclusive, air-ready music and entertainment news and audio tosurveys, TV show recaps, event & awards coverage, lifestyle features, news and more — all backed by the award-winning, industry-leading around-the-clock resources of ABC News Radio. “We were pretty good already but we wanted to be better,” said Steve Jones (shown), Vice President and General Manager of ABC News Radio. ”We asked our affiliates for input. The result is ABC Air Power, a new and upgraded radio show prep service that is unmatched in the industry today. Now stations have even greater access to ABC News Radio’s wide range of daily, exclusive content along with improved navigation and search features for an enhanced user experience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

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Radio Host Surprises Girlfriend With Proposal On Live TV [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 –– Keith Brooks, one half of Keith Brooks And Carmichael Dave Show On KHTK Sports 1140/Sacramento, was supposedly being honored with a lifetime radio achievement award on by his girlfriend Katy (shown above and below) on Sacramento's 'Good Day' TV Show. But as it turned out, the surprise was on her. After going through the motions of reaching for a gift, he says “Thanks you guys so much. I appreciate it. But I don’t think it will fit me.” He then pulled out a ring and offered it to her, asking, “Will you marry me?” And of course, she said yes. Altogether now: AWWWWWWW! Wonder what Keith and Carmichael Dave will be talking about this morning? WATCH VIDEO

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SHUTDOWN STUNTAGE: HOT 97 Offers A Day's Pay; 98.5 The Sport's Hub's Adolfo Provides Tourists With Free Tours Of Boston; Fresh FM Hires Furloughed Workers As Morning Interns;

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 –– Not surprisingly, the government shutdown is proving great fodder for radio as stations coast to coast are making the most out of a bad situation. Hip Hop Hot 97 New York says the government isn’t cutting checks, but HOT 97 is! Enter at HOT97.com and tell Angie (Martinez) how you were affected by Government Shutdown 2013 for your chance to win a day’s pay! Then tune into The Angie Martinez Show at 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to see if Angie is calling you live on the air. ––––––– Over in Boston, the always innovative Toucher & Rich Show volunteered their own Adolfo to give tourists free tours of Boston. ––––––– Then, of course, right in the middle of DC land where furloughed workers are plentiful, Fresh FM's Tommy Show quickly called one of their favorite restaurants, Ovvio in Fairfax to see if they would offer free lunch to government workers. We had dozens of furloughed employees show up (Photo attached). The common issue outside of when they will get paid, is that they have nothing to do! It is illegal for them to check their email or work at all. We invited them to be our "interns" on the show the next day. Today, two of them showed up on the first day and Tommy's inbox is flooded with applications for interns on other days. Patty from the Department of Defense and Brent from the Department of Agriculture were present the first day. We will have other furloughed friends join the show until the shutdown is over.

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WGN's Scott Miller Nails 'Chicago's Funniest Media Personality' Award

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 2ND, 2013 –– Congratulations are in order for WGN's Scott Miller, winner of "Chicago's Funniest Media Personality", Tuesday Night at Laugh Factory Chicago. Laugh factory owner Jamie Masada presented the award to Scott after a wonderful night of stand up from: Eddie Volkman (radio personality), Amy Guth (Red Eye/Metromix), Pat Capone (97.9 the Loop) and many many more. Scott, who co-host with Pete McMurray, is available to speak to you about his standup and his award. You can email/call him directly at: info@scottrmiller.com 618.457.1043. PS, McMurray tells Jockline Daily, "Besides hosting 24/7 on NBC5, besides Bears pregame on Fox every sundays, besides Bears post game on WGN radio, besides my nightly radio show, besides working at Goodparts Media - I do PR. Laugh Factory is my client. I do PR when I'm out of work in radio (gotta keep the side gigs)

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m MOTION: Eric Von Haessler Exits The Regular Guys; Baltimore's Stash Returns Via The Internet; 92.9 Bob FM/Tulsa Taps Market Vet Andy Barber For Mornings; WPEG Charlotte Adds Vonyetta To Middays

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– Following a lengthy partnership with co-host Larry Wachs, Eric Von Haessler announced yesterday on Facebook that he was let go from Rock 100.5. He added "Strangely, I don't feel bitter or angry." According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, Wachs and Von Haessler have had a working relationship going back two decades. Since they first came to Atlanta in 1998, they've been part of the Regular Guys, first at 96rock (for two stints), WGST-AM (for a month) then Rock 100.5 (since 2008). On this morning's show, Larry Wach teared up when breaking the news: "Who knew we'd be successful for 18 years," Wachs said. "It's an incredible run, a remarkable relationship we had. That's what made it work. We had vast differences but had a common kind of crazy." ––––– Baltimore rock radio veteran Stash ( upper right), has found a new home in Baltimore and via the internet. According to The Baltimore News Journal, Stash, who hosted afternoons on 98 Rock, WIYY, until he was fired after one of several drunk driving charges, will do the morning shift on KHZTV via khztv.com, starting Wednesday, October 2nd. ––––––– Veteran Tulsa host Andy Barber joins KBEZ-FM/92.9 Bob FM. Most recently, Barber handled mornings on Star 103.3. Prior stints included KQLL-FM, Kiss 92.1 and K-Hits. –––––––– CBS Radio’s WPEG announces that Vonyetta (right) will serve as host of middays (weekdays,10:00am to 2:00pm) on Power 98. She arrives from Columbia, SC having previously hosted middays on WHXT, a position she had held since 2011. During her time there she was a consistent ratings leader and was active with such causes as the Mayors Walk against Domestic Violence and the NAACP. Former Power 98 midday host Artie recently moved across the hall to sister station V101.9, WBAV-FM where she holds down the 3:00PM-7:00PM Afternoon drive slot. The rest of the weekday lineup on Power 98 includes No Limit Larry and the Morning Maddhouse on-air from 5:50AM-10:00AM, Mr. Incognito broadcasting from 2:00-6:00PM, and Danny Diaz is featured from 6:00PM-10:00PM. Follow Vonyetta on Twitter at twitter.com/power98fm and check out daily updates at facebook.com/power98fm.

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Cumulus Appoints Jeff Brown To Head Atlanta Cluster

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– Cumulus Media has announced the appointment of Jeff Brown as Vice President and Market Manager for the Atlanta cluster of stations. Brown joins Cumulus after more than 15 years at Entercom Communications, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager for Entercom’s Boston stations. Prior to his role at Entercom Boston, Brown held the position of Vice President and Market Manager of Entercom’s Portland stations. “Jeff brings high energy and an unequaled desire to win to our already successful Atlanta cluster,” said Jon Pinch, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus. “We are confident Jeff will contribute significantly to Atlanta’s continued growth.” To say I'm fired up to be joining this growing content company would be an understatement," said Brown.

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Nickelodeon Gets Into Radio With An Assist From CCME

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– Nickelodeon and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced the launch of Nick Radio, where listeners will get "All the Hits, All the Slime," on iHeartRadio. Nick Radio will feature today's hit music; guest DJ stints by Nickelodeon stars, kicking off with Sam & Cat star Ariana Grande, Big Time Rush and Austin Mahone; and Nick-branded entertainment and celebrity interviews, all which will reflect Nickelodeon's personality and surprise-filled brand of humor. The brand-new family-targeted station will be programmed by Sharon Dastur, Program Director for the world-famous Z100 -- New York's Hit Music Station. Nick Radio will feature some of the most popular DJs in America including Mo' Bounce of New York's hit music station Z100, Maxwell of Q102 Philadelphia, and Wendy Wild (shown) of 103.5 KTU , the beat of New York, who will host the station's three dayparts, with Z100's Erica America on weekends.

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Radio Hosts Compete In Funniest Media Personality' Contest

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– Tonight for a second time, Chicago's Laugh Factory is presenting another "Funniest Media Personality" competition. According to crm.com, Each local celebrity will be given five minutes to perform on stage. They can recite prepared jokes, tell stories, do some improvisation, and/or interact with the audience. At the end of the night, one of the celebrities will be chosen as the winner. Among those currently set to perform include Patrick Capone (WLUP-FM) Joe Cicero (WZSR-FM's "Joe & Tina Morning Show" - SHOWN), Wayne & Randy Cohen (TruTV's "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago"), Jobo Colburn (formerly of WJMK-FM/WBBM-FM/WLS-AM) Amy Guth (RedEye/Chicago Tribune/AWJ) - RETURNING CHAMPION, Scott Miller (WGN-AM's "Pete McMurray Show"), Ryan Salzwedel (WGN-TV/CLTV's "Weekend Workbench") and Eddie Volkman (formerly of WJMK-FM/WBBM-FM/WLS-AM). The winning personality will be selected by the judges, Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, along with a pair of professional comics -- with help from the reactions from the audience. A 100% of the ticket price being donated to the winner's chosen charity.

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No Complaints So Far Over Channel 933/San Diego's Hottest News Chicks Contest

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– You may recall the recent brouhaha created in Maine at WDEA which ran a similar contest called “Who is the Hottest Newswoman in Maine” last July. At least so far, this isn't the case for Frankie V & Geena The Latina's 'Hottest News Chicks' Competition. According to mediabistro.com, after four rounds into the the contest its down to semi-finalists Heather Ford (pictured upper left) from FOX affiliate KSWB, Sabrina Fein (top right) meteorologist from CW affiliate XETVlast year’s winner KSWB meteorologist Aloha Taylor (pictured lower left), and Brandi Williams (lower right) from independent station KUSI. Back in Maine, WDEA was forced to post an apology on its page and change the name of the contest to “Who is Your Favorite Newswoman in Maine” after a news director and a reporter from WLBZ and WCSH condemned the contest as demeaning. Of course, this is San Diego and it's being led by 933's Frankie V and Geena the Latina and some of the news ladies seem to be into ti. XETV’s Fein reminded fans on her facebook page that the time to vote was running out, “Still trying to win the news crown. It’s crunch time… I’m down 49-51%. Please vote!”

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Rep. Mel Watt Introduces Free Market Royalty Act Redux

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– There may be semi-government shutdown, but that didn't stop Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) from introducing legislation that would require broadcasters to compensate artists and labels when their music is played over the air. According to Variety, Watt’s Free Market Royalty Act would obligate stations to pay performers when they play their songs over the air, something that digital and satellite services already do. Songwriters and publishers also are compensated for radio airplay. Broadcasters continue to argue that free airplay is a valuable promotional platform for artists and have gotten backing from a separate piece of legislation, the Local Radio Freedom Act. They also point out recent agreements between artists and individual station groups, like Clear Channel, to provide such compensation and argue that the issue can be resolved by the private sector. In a statement, Watt said that “those deals expose the unfairness and inadequacy of the current system and they strongly point out the need for a legislative solution that will apply market wide.” Ted Kalo, executive director of the MusicFIRST Coalition, a lobbyists group for labels and artists, said that the bill “sends all parties back to the bargaining table to find common ground.” This is yet another go around for this bill which was introduced in 2009 and 2010, when it passed the House and Senate judiciary committees, but fell apart before the legislative session ended.

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Bert Show Fliers Show Up On Schools And Offices For "Big Thank You" Event

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– File this one under BIG and COOL idea. The BIG THANK YOU, a promotion where letters for soldiers overseas are collected for Thanksgiving, is one of the syndicated Bert Show's signature events. Hundreds of thousands of letters have been collected in years past, but now The Bert Show is reaching out to area schools and offices with their own printable poster/flyer. Through social media and on the show, they're asking "Want to help with The Big Thank You? Print out this flyer and hang it around your school / office." Past promotions have generated calls from FLOTUS, Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton. As you can surmise, the added exposure is not only good for generating letters, but great pr for the show as well. READ MORE HERE

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Top Talkers Join For WOKV’S Stand Up For America Event

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 1ST, 2013 –– Premiere Networks personalities Sean Hannity, Andy Dean as well as WestwoodOne's Herman Cain and others appeared at 104.5 FM News Talk/WOKV/Jacksonville's annual “Stand Up For America” event held this past weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. Thousands of fans turned up at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts where talk hosts, along with Washington D.C. reporter Jamie Dupree, appeared on a panel to discuss a wide range of topics. Pictured on stage are Jamie Dupree, Sean Hannity, Herman Cain and Andy Dean. Check out more photos HERE

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Get Used To It: Arbitron Now Nielsen Audio

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– Nielsen Holdings issued a release today announcing it has successfully completed its acquisition of Arbitron Inc. "This is a great day for Nielsen and a natural step in our evolution," said Nielsen Chief Executive Officer David Calhoun (shown). "Arbitron will allow us to analyze and understand an additional two hours of the U.S. consumer's day while bringing us another opportunity to provide advertisers with metrics on the effectiveness of the mediums that they advertise on." With the news comes word that Arbitron will be rebranded as Nielsen Audio and will be integrated into Nielsen's U.S. Watch business segment, which provides information primarily to the media and advertising industries across television, online, mobile and radio. "Our combined capabilities offer opportunities to measure unmeasured areas that are important to the industries and clients we serve, like streaming audio, out-of-home measurements for television consumption and deeper measurement of multicultural audiences in the U.S.," said Calhoun. "Globally, this is an opportunity to expand our measurement of consumer behavior and introduce audio measurement capabilities in new markets." Nielsen will update its full year guidance to include the impact of the Arbitron acquisition during its Q3 2013 earnings conference call, which will be held October 23.

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CBS' DAN MASON: Microphone Is Radios' Advantage Over Other Media

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– The Newhouse School of Syracuse University held an audio summit in New York City this past weekend to examine the future of Audio. Top representatives from Pandora, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, CBS, Greater Media, Galaxy, Inner City and Emmis were on the panels. Dan Mason, CEO of CBS Radio (second from left) pushed the fact that the microphone, a live mic, is what other media either doesn't have or doesn't use. It's what appeals to listeners and advertisers." All panelists stressed that live and local is radio's leverage over other media. A long time advocate of HD Radio, Mason pointed out that each station has up to 8 HD channels and that HD is essential to Radio's position in the connected dashboard. Kevin Straley from Tunein pointed out that the urgency of LIVE audio has been a key to all audio media's success. The first deals he made were for ESPN which established currency in their offerings. All participants emphasized that radio is the first social medium and that plugging programming in to every social outlet is essential to its future. The event was organized by '73 alumni SiriusXM's Steve Leeds and Walter Sabo, CEO Sabo Media (shown c w/Patrick Walsh L and Gary Krantz R.

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MOTION: Morning Co-Host Codie Allen Adds Music Duties At 106.5 The Wolf Kansas City; Jack Diamond & Julie Guy Kick Off Today On 101.5 Lite In Miami

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– Morning co-host, Codie Allen adds music director to her title at 106-5 The Wolf Kansas City. She shares mornings with Roger Carson. They’ve been teamed up for over a year now. Program Director, Wes Poe: “It’s nice to be able to reward hard work with more work. Just kidding; kinda… Codie truly loves country music and the country lifestyle. She’s been working towards this goal since she came back full time over a year ago and deserves the opportunity. I know she will represent The Wolf in a stellar way to Nashville and the artist community. I look forward to lively music meetings in my future and I am pleased to be able to delegate to someone who is as excited to learn these skills as I was when I got the shot not that long ago.” ––––– Jack Diamond announced over the weekend "Tomorrow is a big day. Our first "official" show on LiteMiami: 101.5 LITE FM Radio. We actually snuck in on Saturday and did a little "sound check", and had a blast. I think I picked a pretty good co-host. Please meet Julie Guy! South Florida native and already a good friend and partner. Bryan Shine also joins our show and is a great guitar player (Can you say WE GOT A BAND!). I am VERY excited, and hope you'll listen. The show begins at 5:00AM. Thanks!! xo PHOTO/Jack Diamond

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QUIVERS: 'I Don't Think I Would Be Here At All It If It Weren't For Howard'

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– The first call Robin Quivers made after learning that something might be very wrong with her was to Howard Stern, according to The New York Daily News. “He immediately started talking in terms of ‘we,’ as in, ‘Oh my God, what are “we” going to do?’ ” she recalls. Quivers was ultimately diagnosed with a form of endometrial cancer and underwent a 12-hour operation in May 2012 to remove a grapefruit sized tumor from her pelvis. Quivers say is Stern was there every step of the way. “Howard told me that he was going to get me the best help, the most up-to-date treatment and anything else I needed,” Quivers tells the Daily News. “He went to work and all I had to do was show up for the appointments and take the phone calls. “I don’t think I would be here at all if it weren’t for Howard.” Quivers said she didn’t want her life prolonged, she wanted a cure. So with Stern’s help, she switched to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. There, she committed to a long course of radiation with two chemo treatments at the beginning and end. On Wednesday, after working at home for the duration of her illness, she’ll rejoin Stern in the studio. Early on, the shock jock told her he didn’t want to continue with the radio show if something happened to her. The pair has been together since 1981.

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San Diego Listener's Failed Good Deed For Rascal Flatts Tour Bus, Ends Successfully With Assist From KSO-FM

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– Earlier this month, KSON/San Diego Loyal Listener Kathy Bateman was driving to work when she noticed that 3 Rascal Flatts tour buses were stopped on the side of Interstate 8. Kathy pulled over to help. Turns out the tour bus has blown a hose and need a hose clamp. Kathy offered to go to the auto parts store to get them a new one. Sadly, when she returned with the clamps, the driver had fixed the problem and they had gone on their way. KSON promotion director Christopher Turner tells Jockline Daily that Kathy then called us and told us the story, so KSON stepped up to the plate and offered Kathy two premium tickets to the show that night. She was excited to say the least. BUT WAIT! The story doesn't there......with the quick thinking of the KSON Promotions Department..... Christopher said we got the package of hose clamps from Kathy....then took them to the meet-n-greet and told the band the story...where they sent Kathy an apology, a thank you and autographs all on the back of the package of hose clamps! (shown). Kathy's good deed paid off even further as she'll also be attending the Jason Aldean concert on October 18th. "Lets hope she doesn't see Jason's bus anywhere on the way to the show," jokes Christopher.

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Katy Perry Gives Props To Radio For Her International Success [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– Backstage at the recent iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas, The 'Roar' singer took time to chat with the syndicated Elvis Duran show. Aside from revealing her obsessive compulsive disorder which causes her to organize everything in alphabetical lists, she also said she's a bit like Hollywood's infamous Howard Hughes when it comes to germs." As for early days in the recording business, she credits her international success to the power of making connections in the business. "I feel like my relationship with radio is super important. I feel that's more than half the reason I have the success I have," she said. "When I first started out, I was going over to every radio station, meeting all the people that direct all the different songs on the radio and having like bloomin' onions with them at Outback Steakhouse and introducing my music to them and making them feel like we have a connection and I still have many connections with those people." WATCH VIDEO

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CONDOLENCES: Longtime Record Executive, Polly Anthony, Loses Battle With Cancer

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– We were saddened to learn of the passing of longtime music industry great, Polly Anthony, former head of Epic and Geffen records who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday. Beginning at CBS Records in 1978, Anthony rose to SVP at Epic's 550 Music before heading Geffen Records in 2004. No sooner had word spread of her passing before friends and celebrities began posting their respects on social media. Sharon Osbourne wrote "So sad to hear about the passing of Polly Anthony. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Much love and respect." All Access' Joel Denver commented: “Polly was an amazing music executive, working with the likes of Michael Jackson, and so many more over her amazing career. She was a role model on how to get it done, and she will be missed by so many.” Most recently, Anthony began working on TV and movie projects.

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Miller, Miller & Howard Make The Rounds

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2013 –– WestwoodOne's Jana Polsky joked "No, It's not a law firm, but three of WestwoodOne busy talkers--Dennis Miller, Stephanie Miller, and Clark Howard out making the rounds. Dennis Miller recently brought The Dennis Miller Show to The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, in conjunction with affiliate AM 560. Miller hosted his daily chat-fest, attended a meet-and-greet sponsor lunch, and in the evening performed Miller Time LIVE, which was standing room only with more than 1,000 in attendance. Meanwhile, progressive talker/comedienne Stephanie Miller (shown), stopped by WestwoodOne's NYC corporate offices to say hello and pull a Vanna White in showcasing its new logo. Also making the rounds was WestwoodOne's consumer specialist, Howard Clark. Out on his book tour for 'Living Large for the Long Haul' he visited Wisconsin and made special broadcast from affiliate News-Talk 1150 WHBY, Appleton (Woodward Communications), the station folks took Howard to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, where he posed with the legendary Vince Lombardi statue.

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Sirius XM Wants To Keep Howard Stern

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– During a investor conference yesterday with Goldman Sachs, Sirius XM CEO, Jim Meyer said Sirius XM Radio would like to continue its relationship with Stern. "As long as Howard Stern wants to work, as long as Howard Stern is as motivated as he is today and makes his show as good as it is, we want him on Sirius XM Radio," Meyer said. As for exclusivity, Meyer said they pay way too much to consider changing that option, but said he loves Stern doing 'America's Got Talent' as it helps the Stern and the Sirius brand. All of this comes on the heels of Stern's comments earlier this year suggesting he didn't plan to renew his deal with Sirius when it expired. Meyer also brought up SiriusXM's recent deal with Hispanic radio star Eddie Piolin after his departure from Univision. He told investors that the company will be offering a bundle of about 10 Spanish-language channels, including Piolin's and other stations.

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Boston Celtics and 98.5 The Sports Hub Announce Multi-Year Broadcast Partnership

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– The Boston Celtics and CBS Radio Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub today announced a multi-year partnership in which the Boston Celtics games will be broadcast on the market’s leading sports station. Beginning this season, 98.5 The Sports Hub will feature select pre-season games, and all regular and post-season matchups, as well as produce extended pre- and postgame shows focused entirely on the Celtics.“98.5 The Sports Hub is thrilled to add Boston Celtics radio broadcasts to our line-up,” said Mark Hannon, Senior Vice President & Market Manager for CBS RADIO Boston. “The Celtics are a winning, world class organization and the perfect fit for 98.5 The Sports Hub. I look forward to growing the success of both organizations through this partnership.” The Boston Celtics begin their new season on the road at Toronto on October 30.

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MOTION: Hank FM Dallas Adds Erin Wilde Burke To Mornings; Aricka Page Joins Steve Shannon For Mornings In Rockford; Simon Conway Is One Busy Guy; Steve Barnes Returns To Atlanta Airwaves; Pat Gallagher Exits WMMM-FM Madison

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– 92.1 Hank FM Dallas adds Erin Wilde Burke (above left) to mornings. Most recently, she handled imaging at Star 92.1 Myrtle Beach, SC, before moving to Dallas to join her husband, Joel Burke, who works at KCBI-FM/Dallas––––––– Cumulus' WZOK/Rockford, IL pairs Aricka Page (left) with Steve Shannon for mornings.She arrives from WBTI/Pt. Huron, MI. ––––– WHO Des Moines' Talker Simon Conway remains one busy guy as he once again fills in for Premiere's Andy Dean's 'America Now Radio Show.' Then on Monday he'll handle morning drive duties on News Talk FM 104.5 AM 540 WFLA in Orlando before again hosting his own show on WHO Des Moines at 4pm ––––––––– Steve Barnes (right), longtime member of the once highly popular 99X 'Morning X' Atlanta', is returning to the air following a seven-year break by joining Radio 105.7 on weekends. ––––––––– Longtime WMMM/FM 105.5 Madison, WI personality and program director Pat Gallagher pulled his last airshift yesterday. According to madison.com, Gallagher found out from the station’s parent company, Entercom, this week that his position was being eliminated. Gallagher has been with the station since 1992.

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Boomer Esiason To Add Weekly Feature On Jim Rome Show

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason of CBS Sports Radio’s “Sports Minute” feature will now call into The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio each week. Every Friday during the football season, Esiason will join Rome at 12:20 PM/ET to talk the teams, players, scores and predictions for the week. The Jim Rome Show airs weekdays from 12:00-3:00PM/ET on CBS Sports Radio. Boomer Esiason, who quarterbacked the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals during a 14-year NFL career, contributes minute long sports commentary pieces on CBS Sports Radio, as a part of the network’s CBS Sports Minute feature. Esiason has long been a part of the CBS family, having joined CBS Sports in February 2002 as a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY. He also hosts a weekday morning radio show with Craig Carton on CBS Radio's WFAN-AM/FM, New York.

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Houston Host Off The Air After Accusing Boss Of Fraud

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– One of KCOH Houston's most popular host, Michael Harris (below), has removed himself from the airwaves indefinitely after accusing his boss of financial fraud. According to KHOU TV,
Harris said he took the action after thousands of dollars in loans that he secured for station expenses were misused by KCOH owner Jesse Dunn. Harris claims Dunn took a debit card addressed to Harris and spent money on gambling and other personal expenses. Dunn, when confronted by KHOU TV, admits gambling but claims that the money belongs to him because he owns the company. "Loans were not taken out in Michael Harris' name," Dunn said. "Loans were taken out in the name of the corporation, which I am the president of." Harris has filed a criminal complaint with Houston police. WATCH VIDEO

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Stars Turn Out For V103 Chicago's 25TH Anniversary

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– V103 Chicago is celebrating its 25 years on the air and service in grand style with a star-studded anniversary concert on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Allstate Arena. The concert will feature performances by Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Robin Thicke and Bell Biv Devoe. V103’s Morning Show Host and Daytime TV Talk Show Host Steve Harvey will also make appearance at the silver anniversary celebration. V103 will also host an official 25th Anniversary After Party to celebrate Radio Hall of Fame Inductee and V103 personality Herb Kent’s 85th Birthday at The Marmon Grand. Popular DJs Eric Taylor and Maurice Ice Culpepper will provide the music for the occasion.

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Entercom Buffalo Launches Alternative 107.7

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– Yesterday at noon, Entercom Buffalo kicked off its newest alternative offering: Buffalo 107.7 FM. In a release they stated: "Our station will reflect the best part of today’s Buffalo. From a revitalized downtown and a growing economy, to a strong sense of environmental protection, to a renewed sense of optimism and community, 107.7 is the New Alternative for a New Buffalo,” said Greg Ried, Vice President and General Manager of Entercom Buffalo. Mark Hamilton, from KNRK Portland, who is advising 107.7FM on its launch commented, “We conducted extensive local research in Buffalo and listeners were clear … they wanted an alternative, and they wanted modern alternative music,” said Mark Hamilton, the renowned alternative program director of KNRK Portland, who is advising 107.7 FM on its launch. Alternative Buffalo 107.7 will play the very best in today’s alternative music from artists including Mumford and Sons, the Lumineers, Muse, and FUN.” Entercom's other alternative stations include The End in Seattle, The Buzz in Kansas City, and KRNK in Portland.

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FRIDAY FUNNIES: Mumbles Mounts Breaking Ball; Benztown Parodies Miley's Feet [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– YES, I know we promised NO MORE WRECKING BALL PARODIES. But this one isn't so much about the video as much as the creativity involved in pulling it off for a meager budget of only $50. KRBE Houston's Eric Rowe tells us "I love how intern Mumbles (shown) was given $50 to make a video of Wrecking Ball. Since those guys from New Zealand (see JD 9/23) had a huge budget we wanted to see if Mumbles could reenact it. BTW he actually pulled it off for $30 (mostly for sledgehammer). It took him two days to film this and one entire day to edit. Be warned it may take a lifetime to un see this. Great response so far, nearly 68,000 YouTube views. Lots of people will be losing weight in Houston after watching this one. They'll also lose their appetites. ––––––– Not to be outdone by this week's latest self-indulgence by Miley Cyrus with her tattooed feet (see yesterday's Popline Daily below), our buds at Benztown shot their own take (shown). No word on whose feet were used. And if you think Mileymania is almost over, uhhhhh... click on our second link in today's hot links below. WARNING: WATCH VIDEO AT YOUR OWN RISK

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Michael Savage To Take Over Hannity's Slot On Cumulus

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Calling it "The biggest shake-up in talk radio history," Michael Savage, opened his show last night by revealing he will take over the prime afternoon-drive slot on Cumulus Media Networks stations in January. The 3 to 6 p.m. et. slot is currently held by Sean Hannity, who recently ended his relationship with the network. “The time slot says that something about my show has resonated with the American people,” Savage said. Back in August, Savage teased: “I’m reading the tea leaves,” he said. “I’m watching the shifting sands. I am the heir apparent. This will be the biggest shakeup in talk-radio history, should my prediction come true.” On last night's show he read from a Cumulus Media Memo announcing his move. He then posted a banner on his website Savage said he expects immediately to have "five to six times as many listeners, as he does now." In the transition, Savage will soon air in New York (WABC), Chicago (WLS), Dallas (WBAP), Washington (WMAL), San Francisco (KSFO) and WJR (Detroit) among many others.

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$100 Bills Planted In Radio Stunt Triggers National Coverage

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Several shoppers this week in Salem, OR. were surprised to find $100 bills turning up in store items such as egg cartons and cookie boxes. One man even returned the money, but was told to keep it being told it was likely from a good samaritan. Yesterday, Alpha's 98.7 the Bull confirmed it was part of its "Cash Cow" promotion. According to KGW TV, one of the winners told them “My girlfriend is in the hospital with renal failure ... I'm driving to OHSU (in Portland) every day. So 20 bucks in gas each way, it comes at a very opportune time for me.” Jennifer Smith-Poelz was another winner. She said “I just think this is the coolest thing ever,” she said. “Whoever is doing this has brightened so many people's days. I wish I had ample amounts of cash to be able to surprise people like this. I mean, it's fabulous.” Reportedly, there were seven $100 bill placed in store items, but it looks like the bigger payoff for the station was the national publicity. By yesterday, local and regional TV stations, plus national websites such as Huffpo had picked up on the story. Look for more coverage today. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Media Watchdog Groups Challenge KDND Sacramento's License

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Two Sacramento media watchdog groups said Wednesday they will challenge the broadcast license renewal of KDND/107.9 "The End" held responsible in the water intoxication death of Jennifer Strange in its 2007 "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" Contest. According to The Merced Sun Star, On Wednesday, representatives for the Sacramento Media Group and the Media Action Center announced that they intend to file legal challenges with the FCC before the Nov. 1 deadline to contest the station’s pending eight-year broadcast license renewal. Media Action Center founder Sue Wilson (left), producer of a 2009 documentary, “Broadcast Blues,” that spotlighted Strange’s death, said the groups intend to formally serve papers challenging KDND’s license renewal when FCC commissioners meet in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. In a news conference, Wilson said although a jury had held the station liable for Strange’s death, the FCC has shown no inclination to go after its broadcast license. Kevin Geary, a spokesman for KDND’s parent corporation, Entercom Communications Corp., said Wednesday that “the events in 2007 were tragic. Our thoughts remain with the family. We will respond to any petition filed with the FCC at the appropriate time.” In 2009, a jury found Entercom Sacramento negligent in the case and awarded $16,577,188, but exonerated the parent corporation, Entercom Communications Corp., of any liability.

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Radios' Dr. Drew Reveals Cancer Battle On Dr. Oz [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 ––
Radio host Dr. Drew's own health issues became the topic on yesterday's The Dr. Oz Show as he revealed his battle with cancer. He told Oz "I have cancer. How about that? And it's funny when I saw you walking out, I thought, ‘wow, it's going to be emotional for me to say this’. Thank God, I have something that is curable. It's called prostate cancer and it is one of the most common cancers out there. A lot of men out there are suffering with this thing." Dr. Drew then offered his advice to viewers on dealing with the diagnosis. "I guess I took a page from what I tell other people," said Pinsky, "which is you rely on important people close to you, and you get good help, and you don't steep yourself in denial, and you feel the feelings, and they're not so fun. They're not fun. I remember, I think the worst of it for me; strangely, I was on a trip with my family. And when they were telling me the PSA wasn't going down when I was being treated for prostatitis, you just, you get this sinking feeling. It's one of the worst feelings you can have and it's very lonely, very alone. And that's the time to reach out." WATCH VIDEO

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CBS Sports Network Wants In On Boomer and Carton Simulcast Sweepstakes

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Another TV Network has entered the Boomer & Carton simulcast sweepstakes, reports The New York Daily News. CBS Sports Network has reportedly made a serious offer to acquire the TV rights to the CBS-owned, WFAN morning drive-time show hosted by Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton (shown). This follows The Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network (YES) making an offer to acquire simulcast rights to the show. The Madison Square Garden Network currently holds incumbent rights and has the contractual right to match any bid. Their deal with Boomer & Carton expires at the end of the month. YES already airs the simulcast of Mike Francesa’s WFAN afternoon drive show.

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MOTION: Steve Kostan Exits WCSX-FM Detroit; Hannah Byrom Joins Zach Sang Show; B98 Atlanta's Jeff & Melissa Add Jeremy Powell As Producer

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Longtime WCSX-FM/94.7 Detroit night how, Steve Kostan (left) tells detroitnews.com that his contract with the Greater Media-owned station would not be renewed. Following 18 yr. run he says doesn’t intend to retire. Greater Media spokeswoman Heidi Raphael wrote in an email to The Detroit News. “...We are very grateful to Steve for the contributions he made to the station over the years. Dave Dahmer will be filling in until a replacement is named.” Kostan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. ––––––––––– WYM Media Management has announced that Zach Sang and The Gang have a new Gang Member. She's 23 year old Hannah Byrom (right) who comes to us from North Carolina.Hannah was the morning co-host on "Foz in The Morning Show" on WAZO-FM in Wilmington, NC. Before that she worked at WAEB-FM in Allentown, PA and Elvis Duran and the Morning Show at Z100 in New York City. "I am so excited to have Hannah join our team," said Sang. –––––––––– KOGM-FM/Mix 107.1 Lafayette, LA, has named Jai Rio as its new morning host, replacing the late Kidd Kraddick's syndicated program. He arrives from KSYZ-FM/107.7 Kearney, NE. ––––––––– Jeremy Powell (right) joins B98/Atlanta's Jeff & Melissa morning show as producer. He most recently performed similar duties at WZGC-FM when it was Dave FM.

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GOOD NEWS: Radio An Important Part Of Listener's Lives

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Researcher Mark Kassof & Co. has released its ListenerThink P1 research study based on 989 online interviews with 18-64 U.S. radio listeners. Its focus was to explore the role of radio in listeners’ lives from many angles — one of them, radio’s importance. Yesterday, with a bit of bad news first, they revealed that 53% of this group didn't think that radio was as good now as it used to be. They promised with that release that good news would follow and sure enough came the news of radios' real importance in listener's lives. When asked "If you couldn’t listen to radio, you’d feel something important was missing from your life, respondents answered: AGREE STRONGLY 34% --- AGREE SLIGHTLY 36% --- DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 17% --- DISAGREE STRONGLY 10% --- DON'T KNOW 3%. Kassof says the bottomline is that more than two-thirds agree that radio is an important part of their lives. And we see only small differences between demographic groups… 35-44′s and (especially) 45-54′s would miss radio most if it was gone; 18-24′s would miss it least. But even among 18-24′s, the majority (58%) agree that something important would be missing without radio. (Among 35-54′s, three-fourths agree.)

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More Mega Stars Take The Mic On After Midnite

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– As part of After MidNite’s 20th anniversary celebration, Country music stars Thompson Square (right), Joe Nichols, 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Rogers and Darius Rucker will take over hosting duties for After MidNite in October. Each artist will sit behind the mic and give fans their unique, week-long take as host of the program. The 20-week takeover, which began on August 1 and runs through the end of 2013, also features special guest appearances, interviews and much more. The celebrity takeover kicked off in August and has featured such artists as Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, Craig Morgan and Chris Young. Additional hosts will be announced in the near future. Thompson Square takes the reigns beginning Sept. 30th. PHOTO/Glenn Sweitzer

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

KANYE WEST: 'I Have Driven My Truman Show Boat Into The Painting' [VIDEO]

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– In an interview heard round the world, Kanye West laid into the entire culture industry on BBC 1's Zane Lowe. On his desire to expand beyond music, he said: "I have driven my Truman Show boat into the painting. I have hit a glass ceiling." West said creative black people were only allowed their "best perspective on T-shirts. But if it's anything else, your Truman Show boat is hitting the wall." West was especially critical of the fashion industry, which he said had put up obstacles to his involvement, despite his assertion he now spends 80% of his time working on fashion and only 20% working on music. West accepted he would always be a divisive figure – "I think there are people who are wired by their parents to understand what I'm saying and I think there are people who are wired by their parents to reject what I'm saying" – but he said no matter what people thought of him, he would be remembered. "They will play this interview in five years”. WATCH PT 1,2 & 3 HERE

Chris Moyles Takes Break From Radio - In an interview with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on television, he said he’s closed that chapter [radio] in his book and is now looking to do something else. Philip quoted a recent survey on Digital Spy which said 80.9% of those asked wanted Chris back on breakfast radio. “Never say never,” chris quipped when asked if he’ll be back on the radio soon. “But not for the foreseeable” he continued. It’s a year this week since Chris left BBC Radio 1 after hosting breakfast for over eight years. He’ll soon return to his role as King Herod in this year’s UK Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. He will be reprising his role alongside Tim Minchin, Melanie C (Sport Spice) and Ben Forster, and performing all over the UK next month.

New London Radio show For Fiona Phillips - Former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips is joining BBC London 94.9 for a new weekend show, each Sunday morning. She’ll be on-air from 9am till midday, replacing Jeni Barnett for at least the next three months. Fiona started her broadcasting career in commercial radio, working for County Sound in Guildford, Peterborough’s Hereward Radio and Mercury FM in west Sussex.

Hi to all of the US broadcasters I spoke to about the Royal Baby. If you need a British broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK. – Please call me on +44 7752 416905.

 

 

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STUDY: 53% Say Radio Not As Good As It Once Was

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Michigan based Mark Kassof & Co. has just released this year's 'LlstenerThink P1 Research which explored the role of radio in listeners’ lives along with its importance and benefits of listening. First, the bad news: Based on 989 online interviews with 18-64 U.S. radio listeners, conducted September 12-15, more than half agree: Radio isn’t as good as it used to be. This is especially true for 18-34 yr. olds.

• AGREE STRONGLY 19% • AGREE SLIGHTLY 34% • DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 28% • DISAGREE STRONGLY 13% • Don’t know 6%

Kassof says from a demographic perspective, 18-34′s are most negative — 61% agree, while only 31% disagree (and just 9% disagree strongly). What’s interesting is the oldest of them were only teens when The Telecommunication Act of 1996 became law…law that enabled “mega groups” that many blame for the decline of radio. Men are, overall, more negative than women, and 18-34 men the most negative — 67% of them agree that radio is not as good as it used to be, while only 28% disagree.In contrast, 45-54′s — both women and men – are the most supportive of radio on this question…45% agree, 50% disagree. But that’s far from an enthusiastic defense of the radio’s direction! But wait, Mark will shed some good news tomorrow. WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK COMMENT BELOW

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THE TENNESSEAN: Bobby Bones Show A Force To Be Reckoned With

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– For those wondering how former CHR host Bobby Bones is doing just months after his well publicized switch to a national country platform, apparently The Tennessean now thinks he's a force to be reckoned with. So much so that his quick acceptance in Nashville prompted a front page story (see above) in yesterday's post (later picked up by USA Today). "Bobby Bones is not ashamed to admit that he’s not a cowboy, and he doesn’t own a belt buckle," say writer Nate Rau. He describes the show featuring co-hosts Amy (Brown) and Lunchbox (Dan Chappell), as sounding a lot like a group of friends sitting on the patio at Jackson’s Bar and Bistro in Hillsboro Village talking about whatever comes to mind. Rau adds: "Despite his different take on country and unconventional formula, Bones stands on the brink of becoming the new voice of country music radio. According to Arbitron, when the Bone's show entered the market in March, it debuted in third place in 25-54 behind his key rivals. By June, Bones’ show had taken over first place, and continued to extend its lead through August. “Most people my age, quite honestly, are going to associate WSIX with Gerry House,” said Rich Tiner, professor of media studies at Belmont University. “And they’ve never quite been able to move past that to the next big thing." Bones and his co-hosts, Amy (r-center) and Lunchbox (l-center), also host a Top 30 countdown show on the weekend, and he co-hosts a sports show for FoxSports with retired tennis star Andy Roddick. READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE

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Tad Lemire Teams With Lindsay Bauer For Mornings At Mix 96/Tulsa

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Cox Media Group Tulsa's Mix96 KRAV-FM announced that Tad Lemire will host mornings starting in early October. He joins with current host Lindsey Bauer. Lemire has over 20 years of radio experience and 15 years of morning show experience in Providence, R.I. working for Hall Communications Cat Country 98.1 (WCTK-FM), Clear Channel Communications 93.3 Coast FM (WSNE-FM) and most recently Star 99.9 (WEZN-FM). "I am honored to be back with one of the greatest media companies on the planet,” said Lemire. “Many thanks to Kim Guthrie, Gene Vidler, Steve Hunter, Dena Fletcher, Steve Smith and Chris Eagan for getting me back in the family!"

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Ty Bailey Named PD For 98 Rock Tampa

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– WXTB 98 Rock Tampa Bay has announced that Ty Bailey has been named Program Director, effective immediately. Bailey is elevated from Assistant Program Director for the active rock station. Bailey's previous programming roles include positions as Assistant Program Director/Music Director for WCHH Channel 104.3 in Baltimore and Program Director of Galaxy's K-Rock twins, WKRL in Syracuse and WKLL in Utica, N.Y. Former Program Director, James Howard, will continue as Program Director for WWDC DC 101 in Washington, D.C. and WQSR in Baltimore. "I've been working really hard and learning everything I can from James Howard and Doug Hamand," said Bailey. "I'm so grateful for everything they have taught me and I'm looking forward to continuing to rock the Bay with our amazing team."

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CCME Tucson Taps Debbie Wagner As Market Manager

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Tucson announced that Debbie Wagner has been named Market Manager. "I am excited to return to Tucson and work with the extremely talented staff and incredible brands to support our clients, sponsors, listeners and the community," said Wagner. "Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is the industry leader and at the forefront of audience and client engagement. I look forward to working with Glynn and the senior leadership team to drive revenue, ratings and digital performance in Tucson." "It is exhilarating to have tenured leadership return to Tucson. Debbie has great client and community relationships in Tucson," said Glynn Alan, Regional Market Manager. "I'm confident she will have a positive impact on the market and also lead Tucson on a continued successful path forward."

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KUDOS: Kevin Weatherly Voted Best Off-Air Radio Person By LARP

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Don Barrett's laradio.com has voted Kevin Weatherly (right) Voted #1 Best Off-Air LARP of 2013. Barret writes: Kevin Weatherly programs three successful radio stations – KROQ, JACK/FM, and AMP Radio – in the market. The voting readers of LARadio.com recognized this amazing accomplishment by voting Kevin Weatherly the #1 Best Off-Air LARP of 2013. "For years, Kevin has been at or near the top in the annual voting. While running KROQ, he also guided the launch of JACK/FM, arguably the most successful JACK format in the country. His peers believe that he has localized JACK and integrated lines and attitude. In early 2009, he flipped the FM Talk Station KLSX to a high powered relentlessly pounding Top 40 station named AMP Radio with instantaneous results," says Barrett. Kevin came to “the ROQ” from KKLQ (“Q106”) San Diego.

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MOTION:Doug Stephan's Good Day Adds A Dozen Affiliates; Rachel Sutherland Joins WMAL Washington To Anchor Afternoons

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– It's been a great summer for Doug Stephan's Good Day! The long-running morning program has added a dozen new stations, including: WTNT-AM&FM in Washington, DC; WVWI-AM in San Juan, Puerto Rio; KLPW-AM in St. Louis, MO; KLO-AM in Ogden, UT; and WVOV-AM in Chattanooga, TN. Doug Stephan's Good Day is a nationally syndicated morning program heard in over 400 markets. –––––––––––Rachel Sutherland lands at Cumulus' WMAL Washington as its afternoon news anchor. She follows longtime WMAL newsman Mark Weaver who is retiring. Sutherland most recently handled afternoons for America's Radio News Network based in Alexandria.

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STUDY: Internet Radio Now Listened To By 53% Of Users

“The advent of mobile listening, and the proliferation of choices for the types of Internet audio have transformed the medium from niche activity to major media channel in under ten years." Larry Rosin

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Sounds like the drumbeat Internet radio may be growing louder. In a recent study from Edison Research commissioned by several leading Internet companies, data showed more than half of Americans who go online listen to Internet radio services with an indication the industry is becoming more mainstream. From a field of 3,000 people age 12 and up, the study found that 53% of web users listen to Internet radio outlets, including personalized streaming, live online audio and music on-demand. The study, entitled The New Mainstream: 2013, was originally presented at a special event collocated with Advertising Week in New York City on September 24th, where Edison’s President, Larry Rosin, unveiled the results of the study and moderated a panel of executives from all three Streaming Audio Task Force participants. Among the other key findings included:

• Internet radio is the third most popular way that people discover new music, ahead of Amazon, YouTube, Social Media and other sources. • 63% of Internet radio listeners own a smartphone–and 83% of smartphone owners listen to some kind of Internet radio on their mobile devices. • 32% of Internet radio listeners indicated that they are listening to “a lot” more of the medium than they were one year ago. The data clearly shows that Internet radio is not only a mainstream activity for the majority of online Americans, it’s also essentially expanding the pie for audio media,” noted Rosin. “The advent of mobile listening, and the proliferation of choices for the types of Internet audio have transformed the medium from niche activity to major media channel in under ten years.

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Todd Schnitt Sues Attorney Following DUI Arrest

Wants $1 Millon Already Paid Returned

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– It's the radio case that seemingly didn't want to go away. Guess what? It still hasn't. According to myfoxtampabay, syndicated radio host Todd "MJ" Schnitt and his former attorney Phil Campbell were back in court Monday, with Schnitt suing Campbell for legal malpractice. As you may recall, after several weeks of deliberation in his case against fellow host Bubba The Love Sponge, Campbell, in an alleged setup, was arrested for a DUI, a charge that was later dropped. Schnitt paid Campbell's firm $1 million for legal services, but still owes another million and is now refusing the pay. Plus, he wants to recoup the $1 million he already paid. Schnitt now claims Campbell's arrest affected his attorney's credibility.

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DICK BIONDI: "I Want To Stay In Radio" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– Venerable Chicago radio icon Dick Biondi may be 81 years old, but at heart he's still the fiery jock from radios' golden past. He recently sat down with NPR's Scott Simon for an interview and made no secret for his continued love for the medium. When asked by Simon if he'd prefer to play shuffleboard? Biondi quickly replied: "No, no, I don't want to - I want to stay in radio, and everybody says when are you going to retire? I don't want to retire because as my dad told me when I was just a young kid, when you retire, you start to rust. And I don't want to rust." And when it comes to today's radio compared the golden years in Chicago, he laments that radio is still "show business," but adds 'today's radio forgot the first word and only worries about the second word." Biondi recently was a crowd favorite during the 'Learning From The Masters" segment a MSBC 25 in Chicago moderated by Cumulus SVP Programming Jan Jeffries (l-r: Jeff Davis, Biondi, John Records Landecker, Jan Jeffries, Brant Miller, Fred Winston & John Gehron) LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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MOTION: CCME Wichita Names Stephanie Callihan As Market Manager; Cheryl White Joins All News 106.7 Atlanta's Lineup

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– CCME Wichita has named Stephanie Callihan as its new Market Manager, effective October 1, 2013. Callihan will return to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment from ABC/Citadel Communications in Dallas, where she was Director of Sales for 13 years. Her previous experience with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment began as a National Account Executive in Austin, later moved to Los Angeles as an Account Executive and then back to Austin as a Local Sales Manager. “I am thrilled to be coming home to Wichita and to be rejoining one of the finest broadcasting and entertainment companies in the world," said Callihan. ––––––– Former traffic and weather reporter for "Good Day Atlanta" on Fox 5, Cheryl White has become the afternoon anchor at Cumulus All News 106.7. She follows Melissa Carter who left last month to co-host mornings on B98. White joins All News 106.7 afternoon co-anchor with Greg Black.

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WWL New Orleans Debuts 3WL 2350

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– Entercom New Orleans announced the launch of a new radio station, 3WL 1350, an extension of WWL AM/FM. th. “3WL 1350 celebrates the three greatest passions of New Orleanians…sports, food and fun! Think of 3WL as a radio station as tasty as gumbo, as fun as Mardi Gras and as passionate as Saints fans on Sundays,” said Chris Claus, Vice President and General Manager of Entercom New Orleans. “3WL will build on the tremendous success of WWL, but have a focus all its own." WWL Operations & Program Director, Diane Newman, who will oversee 3WL, commented on the launch, “From 6am to 6pm 3WL 1350 has a lineup that New Orleans not only knows but connects with. The lineup will feature from 6am to 9am – Morning Drive with T-Bob Hebert and Kristian Garic. T-Bob, former LSU lineman and son of iconic Saints QB turned sportscaster Bobby Hebert (shown), joins Saints sideline reporter and WWL sportscaster Kristian Garic. 9am to Noon – The Power of NBC Sports with Eric Kuselias. Noon to 3pm – “The Food Show” with Tom Fitzmorris. 3pm to 6pm – The Lighter Side of The Spud Show. WWL mainstay John Spud McConnell brings his irreverent take on life, politics and today’s events to 3WL 1350 on a new edition of The Spud Show. 6pm to 6am – NBC Sports Radio. When 3WL is not live and local, the backdrop will be NBC Sports Radio.

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CBS Radio & Westwood One Launch 'Fierro'

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio and Westwood One announced the creation of Fierro, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week lineup of Regional Mexican music programming available to radio stations nationwide beginning immediately.With content originating from CBS Radio's Dallas-Fort Worth’s successful Latino music-based KMVK-FM (“La GRANDE 107.5 FM”), and featuring the station’s on-air personalities such as Horacio, Fierro is designed for the Spanish-language-dominant, core Male 25-44. The format is highlighted by established Regional Mexican artists including Intocable, Duelo, and Presado, as well as newcomers such as Luis Coronel. “Fierro’s strength lies in teaming the hottest Regional Mexican hits with some of the very best radio talent in any format,” said Jimmy Gonzalez, Vice President, Spanish Programming, for CBS RADIO and Program Director for La GRANDE 107.5 FM. “It’s a winning combination which will resonate with this target audience.” “The launch of Fierro with our partners at CBS RADIO is another demonstration of our commitment to the Spanish-language radio space,” said Kirk Stirland, President of Programming at WestwoodOne.

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Katy Perry Breaks News Of 'We Can Survive' Concert On Carson Daly Show

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio has announced that Katy Perry, along with several of her favorite artists will take over the Hollywood Bowl for a special concert event on Wed., Oct. 23. Citi Presents Katy Perry’s We Can Survive also features Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, Tegan & Sara and Kacey Musgraves. Katy joined Carson Daly 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles yesterday to make the announcement live on-air. The concert comes one day after the highly anticipated release of Katy’s newest album, PRISM, featuring the smash No. 1 single “Roar.” A portion of the proceeds from “We Can Survive” will support Young Survival Coalition, the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual campaign to bring attention to, and share information on the disease. PHOTO/Perry

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Heart FM's Ed And Rachel Giving Away A Freakin' $400,700 New Home

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– The next time you complain about your promotion budget, you may want to bring along a copy of this story. Our friend and frequent guest of MSBC, Ed Christian of Heart FM (shown below with co-host Rachel) are giving away a brand new home valued at £250,000 mortgage-free ($400,700 U.S.). Heart's owner, Global Radio calls it the biggest promotion they've ever done. The home is a brand new three-bedroom detached ’Heart House’ that comes with Lounge/Dining, Fitted Kitchen with appliances: Electric Oven, Washer/Dryer, Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher, 5 burner gas hob and Extraction Fan. Downstairs: entertainment package in all living rooms. UPSTAIRS: 3 Double Bedrooms, 1 x Bathroom, 1 x En-suite bathroom. At its website it post: Heart will hide fifty keys across the West Midlands for listeners to find, with clues to the key locations being revealed on air by morning hosts Ed & Rachel. Those that manage to find a key will be invited to the grand final on Friday, October 25th, where one key will open the front door. CHECK OUT THE RULES HERE. They are very strict rules which require lots of social media interaction and show participation. Some great stuff if you plan to give away a home yourself - CHECK OUT THE RULES HERE

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96.1 KLPX/Tucson Collects Over 2,000 Socks For Soldiers Overseas

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– Lotus Communications Corp.’s 96.1 KLPX Tucson’s Real Classic Rock teamed up with Tucson Area Marine Moms (TAMMS) to collect socks for soldiers overseas. Together, they collected more than 2,000 pairs of socks, an increase from 730 pairs collected last year. “It’s very rewarding to work with TAMMS, our community and our sponsors to help the men and women in uniform overseas,” says KLPX General Manager Steve Groesbeck. “Helping our community any way we can has always been a priority for all of us at Lotus.” Lotus Tucson stations include: 96.1 KLPX, 92.1 KFMA, 102.1 KCMT and 990 AM ESPN.

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Jeff & Jer's Sablan Crashes Emmys; Lands Front Row Seat

 

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2013 –– Among his peers, he's considered one of the most respected producers in radio. Add conniving to the list. It seems now for as far back as we can remember, KyXy/San Diego's Tommy Sablan (shown right in the front row during Sunday night's telecast on ABC), executive producer of The Jeff & Jer' Show has somehow landed in the front row at nearly every award show in Hollywood. He tells Jockline Daily, he managed to sit next to the scandalous' Kerry Washington to his left. He was also seated close to 'Breaking Bad's' Aaron Paul. Notice Julia Margulies right behind him and a few rows back is Rob Reiner. And who was Sablan most impressed by? He told us watching Sofia Vergara bending down to maneuver her tush into a seat while exposing her many 'talents' left him speechless. And, as you can see above left, Tommy did manage to bring home his own Emmy.


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All Eyes Pasted On Miley Cyrus At iHeart Radio Music Fest

McCartney Draws Goose Bumps With 'Lady Madonna' And Photo Display; Timberlake Performs 'TKO'

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2013 –– Over this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival , Sir Paul McCartney proved once again why he's a rock legend by blending many of his favorites into a "Magical Mystery Tour." He then treated the crowd to "Lady Madonna" which was accompanied by hundreds of pictures of iconic women throughout history. Among his newer hits included the title track to the album, "New," which is set to be released October 14th in the UK and October 15th in the US. Numerous other stars such as Bruno Mars performed as well, but according to festival.iheart.com, nothing came close to Justin Timberlakes's "TKO". Timberlake performed his latest single for the first time EVER at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and to his surprise the fans already knew the words and were singing along. New Las Vegas resident Britney Spears introduced Miley Cyrus (with a help from actress Rebel Wilson) to the iHeartRadio Music Festival main stage. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will be televised as a two-night primetime special on The CW Network on Monday, Sept. 30 (night one) at 8-10 p.m. ET and Tuesday, Oct. 1 (night two) at 8-10 p.m. ET, to launch the network's fall season. PHOTOS/iHear

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FTC Okays Nielsen-Arbitron Deal With PPM Caveat

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2013 –– The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Nielsen's acquisition of Arbitron on the condition that it makes its Portable People Meter (PPM) available to third parties for cross-platform measurement over the next eight years. According to adage.com the agreement announced last Friday allows a cross-platform media-measurement project involving ESPN, Arbitron and ComScore (a Nielsen digital-measurement rival) to continue. People familiar with the matter had said for months that the cross-platform issue -- in which marketers, agencies and media seek to measure the combined effects of efforts in TV, radio, digital and other media -- was the biggest sticking point in FTC approval. In a statement, Nielsen said the agreement effectively allows the year-old ESPN-ComScore program to continue. While other companies haven't moved to do so yet, competitors such as set-top box TV measurement firm Rentrak could ask for FTC approval to strike a similar arrangement, but only to replace ComScore. Nielsen CEO David Calhoun (shown) said in a statement, "This is a highly acceptable outcome for us as it doesn't change the market landscape and allows us to proceed with the deal."

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Postal Service Inducts Ray Charles Into Stamps Series

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2013 -- On what would have been his 83rd birthday, the "father of soul," Ray Charles, returns to two "stamping ovations" today as the latest inductee into the Postal Service's Music Icons Forever Stamp Series. Chaka Khan will perform at the Los Angeles first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony and Ashanti will highlight the Atlanta event. In Atlanta, GRAMMY® award-winning singer/songwriter, actor and actress Ashanti will perform and pay tribute to Charles (1930 – 2004) and perform a medley of his songs and the Morehouse College Glee Club will sing his hit which is also the official state song — "Georgia on My Mind." The limited-edition Ray Charles Forever Stamp as well as Ray Charles Forever, a deluxe CD collection featuring the unreleased recording of "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and the exclusive bonus track, "I Didn't Know What Time it Was," will be available at major Post Office locations across the country, as well as online at usps.com/stamps and ebay.com/stamps. PHOTO/usps

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Who's Who Of Region Turn Out To Remember Philly's E. Steven Collins

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2013 –– According to philly.com, E. Steven Collins was a giant of Philadelphia media, a beloved radio host and community activist who was often described as the city's unofficial mayor. At an memorial service this past weekend, the list of guest speakers resembled a who's who of regional politicians and stars alike. There to pay tribute was Mayor Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and State Sens. Vincent Hughes and Anthony H. Williams. The Rev. Al Sharpton was there as well. From the entertainment field included Kenny Gamble and syndicated host Tom Joyner. Collins was a radio host for four decades, and before his death was director of urban marketing and external relations for Radio One Inc., including stations such as Praise 103.9, Hot 107.9, and WRNB.

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MOTION: CBS Radio & Brooklyn Nets Form Alliance; The Sweat Hotel Added At San Francisco's 102.9 FM/KBLX

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2013 –– CBS RADIO, the Brooklyn Nets, and Barclays Center have formed a strategic alliance that combines the strengths of the powerful media and entertainment brands, resulting in increased coverage on WFAN Sports Radio 66AM and 101.9 FM of the popular NBA team, select college basketball games under the BROOKLYN HOOPS™ presented by Ticketmaster franchise, and select BROOKLYN BOXING™ powered by Golden Boy Promotions bouts, as well as the creation of first-class concert events, and exposure of the landmark arena to audiences across the country.
Broadcast elements on WFAN-AM/FM include station to serve as the flagship home of the Brooklyn Nets, continuing a partnership that has been in place since the 2004-05 season, plus, expanded pre- and post-game shows before a number of games and the launch of the weekly “Brooklyn Nets Report” to be broadcast live during the “Joe and Evan Midday Show” (10:00 AM-1:00 PM) available on-air and online at www.wfan.com.

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TV Reporter Gets Photobombed By Radio Show During New iPhone Story

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2013 –– Last week we saw the much anticipated release of iPhone 5C and 5's. As people, coast to coast, lined up for the occasion, this, of course, meant TV street reporters would be there to do its usual part. As always, radio did its part, too. Take KRBE/Houston's Mumbles of The Roula And Ryan Show. He joined literally a 1000 other people at the Highland Village Apple Store in Houston and decided to photobomb Fox 26's Andrea Watkin's live news report. Regular readers of Jockline Daily may recall that Mumble's undraped body provides ample billboard space where during the event he wrote "I love the iphone 5s." No doubt, back at Fox 26's production room there wasn't likely as much love for the nightly edit. WATCH VIDEO

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Latesst Cyrus 'Wrecking Ball' Parody With Added Edge [NSFW VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2013 –– By our count, there are approximately 5 morning shows who've yet to produce some type of Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball parody. Among the number samples we've received, here's one with an added edge. That would be Edge FM's New Zealand number one radio show, Jay-Jay, Mike & Dom show. With an no-expense spared production and cleverly reworded version of the Cyrus hit including lines such as "It's no wonder Liam broke up with me," a reference to Miley and Liam's latest breakup.. Dom (who is married to Jay-Jay) wrote the lyrics, and New Zealand singer Brooke Duff sang it. Jay-Jay tells Jockline Daily "We got NUDE for the video too." so much so, that you may have to prove to YouTube you're over 18. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Big Nigh For Chicago Radio At 2013 NAB Marconi Awards

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– Winners of the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held at the Radio Show in Orlando, FL. Recipients among various categories included Legendary Station WBBM-AM Chicago, IL, Spanish Format Personality of the Year, Javier Romero WAMR-FM Miami, FL, Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year, Steve Harvey, Premiere Radio Networks, AC Station of the Year WTMX-FM Chicago, IL, Major Market Station of the Year, WBEB-FM Philadelphia, PA, CHR Station of the Year, WRDW-FM Philadelphia, PA Large Market Station of the Year, KSTP-FM St. Paul, MN, Country Station of the Year, KKBQ-FM Houston, TX, Medium Market Station of the Year, KRMG-FM Tulsa, OK, News/Talk Station of the Year, WBZ-AM Boston, MA, Small Market Station of the Year WKDZ-FM Cadiz, KY, Religious Station of the Year, KLRC-FM Siloam Springs, AR, Major Market Personality of the Year, Eric & Kathy, WTMX-FM Chicago, IL, Rock Station of the Year, WZLX-FM Boston, MA, Large Market Personality of the Year, Cornbread, WIL-FM St. Louis, MO, Spanish Station of the Year, KLOL-FM Houston, TX, Medium Market Personality of the Year, Brian Byers, WSOY-AM Decatur, IL, Sports Station of the Year, KTCK-AM Dallas, TX, Small Market Personality of the Year, Monk & Kelly,WGSQ-FM Cookeville, TN, Urban Station of the Year, WVEE-FM Atlanta, GA. The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show was hosted by "Shotgun Tom" Kelly of CBS Radio's KRTH-FM in Los Angeles. The show also featured a performance by Grammy Award-Winning band The Mavericks from Big Machine Label Group.

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Milwaukee's Urban Stations Join Forces To Stop The Violence

 


THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– With a summer filled with violence, Milwaukee’s three Urban stations put competition aside and teamed up to create public service announcements that address the issue. Lauri Jones (center), brand manager of Jammin’ 98.3 (WJMR), initially conceived the idea and received immediate buy-in from Bailey Coleman, V100.7 (WKKV) program director, and Homer Blow, WNOV 860 AM program director. Jones commented, “Our stations share many listeners. So it makes sense for the stations to be united and consistent in our message. As listeners flip around the dial, they are going to hear our message, regardless of which station they tune into.” Coleman adds, “V100.7 has had a long standing commitment to peace in our community and working with WJMR and WNOV to increase the peace was probably one of the most important moves we could’ve made. After a summer with a record number of homicides, it was important for all three stations to put away our competitive situations and stand together to let our listeners know there’s a better way!” “Urban Radio United for Peace” campaign hit the airwaves today. PHOTO/ left to right: Earl Stokes (WJMR), Bailey Coleman (WKKV), Reggie Brown (WKKV), Lauri Jones (WJMR) and Homer Blow (WNOV-AM)

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Mamie Shepherd Named NABEF Radio Personality Project Winner [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith recognized radio host and programmer Mamie Shepherd as the winner of the NAB Education Foundation's (NABEF) inaugural Radio Personality Project. The Project is an initiative of NABEF to identify a creative and talented individual who has yet to be discovered by the Radio industry .Shepherd's entry stood out among a variety of high quality entries. A graduate of the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, she currently coordinates programming and serves as on-air talent at the Levine Children's Hospital's Seacrest Studios broadcast media center in Charlotte, NC. During the conference, Mamie conducted interviews with celebrities who are participating in the event, such as Ann Compton, Carson Daly and Big Sean. She also co-hosted a shift at Orlando's CBS Radio's WJHM-FM on September 18. WATCH VIDEO

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STUDY: 140 Million Connected Cars Projected To Be On The Road Globally By 2017

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– Automakers along with electronics makers are designing connected car systems that are changing the way consumers entertain and inform themselves while they drive, according Jacobs Media. Soon, the two knob radio we’re accustomed to will be replaced with a touch screen audio delivery platform, making cars essentially smartphones on wheels. This week during the 2013 Radio Show, Arbitron Inc, Strategy Analytics and Jacobs Media presented Radio and the Connected Car, an in depth look at the current state of in-car entertainment, where it’s headed and what actions radio broadcasters should take to maintain their station’s relevance in the car. According to Strategy Analytics, the connected car industry is growing. They project that by 2017 there will be 140 million connected cars on the road globally. While radio remains a strong connected car component, the industry must adapt its strategy now to maintain that relevance. Jacobs Media concluded that there are still improvements needed in the integration and user interface of the digital dashboard. For now, radio maintains a strong presence in the automotive ecosystem.

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MOTION: Michael Kassan Becomes Special Adviser To Clear Channel; Iconic New Orleans TV Host Comes Out Of Retirement For New Talk Radio Show; Mami Chula Exits Power 96.1 Atlanta

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– Clear Channel Communications announced that widely respected and internationally recognized business strategist Michael Kassan will become a Special Advisor to Clear Channel’s Bob Pittman and John Hogan. Kassan is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of MediaLink, a leading Los Angeles- and New York City-based advisory and business development firm that provides critical counsel and direction on issues of marketing, advertising, media, entertainment and digital technology. ––––––––– Less than six months after her retirement from WWL-TV, Angela Hill announced that she will begin hosting a new radio talk show called “The Open Mind” on WWL 870 AM & 105.3 FM, according to The Advocate. The show will air weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Upon first arriving at WWL TV in 1975, Hill said “I was not universally welcomed with open arms,” she said. “Some people just didn’t like the idea of a woman doing the news. The first guy who hired me was taking a chance and I just worked through it. She told The Advocate she would be “nervous and scared” as she gets started with a new broadcast medium, but said all the familiar faces at WWL radio should help. Fellow host Garland Robinette is both a former WWL-TV anchorman and her ex-husband (the two were married for nine years) and Helen Centanni, executive producer, was a producer on “The Angela Show,” a talk show Hill hosted on WWL-TV for seven years. “It’s like a homecoming to Helen,” Hill said of her new job. “Garland used to joke that he got Helen in the divorce. But now we say it’s like shared custody.” Less than a year after taking middays on Power 96.1 (Formerly Project 96-1), The AJC's Rodney Ho reports that midday host, Mami Chula, has left the building. She previously worked at Hot 107.9 and the former 95.5/The Beat.

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KISW And Distillery Team To Unveil Worker's NO. 9 Vodka

Portion Of Sales To Benefit Washington State Firefighters Fund

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– KISW, in partnership with Mischief Distillery in the Fremont area of Seattle, are producing Worker’s No. 9 Vodka, made for the workingman. With a portion of the net proceeds benefiting the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters (WSCFF) Benevolent Fund, every sip supports our brave men and women who risk their lives every day. “This new vodka starts at the heart of the Pacific Northwest’s working man. A vodka created in the spirit of a true, honest day’s work, and we’re proud to support the brave Washington State Fire Fighters, who epitomize hard work," says Dave Richards, Program Director at KISW. "The proud members of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters are extremely grateful that KISW and the Fremont Mischief Distillery have chosen us as a partner and beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Worker's No. 9 Vodka. We share the desire to keep it local, build community and take care of each other," says Kelly Fox, WSCFF President. KISW has a history of spirited giving. Its partnership with Elysian Brewing’s The Mens Room (shown) red ale has raised over $300,000 to VA and JBLM Fisher Houses in Washington. Workers No. 9 Vodka expands that tradition with its support of WSCFF. For more information about Worker’s No. 9, visit www.workersvodka.com.

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CBS Radio Philadelphia Raises Almost $900,000 In One Week of Fundraising

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio Philadelphia's WOGL-FM and WIP-FM hosted Radiothons that raised more than $845,428 for two very important and worthy causes benefiting children from all walks of life. Additionally, WOGL-FM, WIP-FM, CBS Sports Radio 610, WPHT-AM, and KYW-AM raised over $42,825 for the Travis Manion Foundation (left) through multiple 9/11 Heroes Runs making the grand total of charitable donations over $888,000 for CBS Radio Philadelphia in just one week. The 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon raised $662,428.33 in two days for The Children's Miracle Network (CMN) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In the past twelve years, 98.1 WOGL has raised $6,247,185.33 for Children's Hospital. The 94WIP Eagles Youth Partnership Radiothon raised over $183,000 in two days. All donations raised benefit Eagles Youth Partnership. This was the 13th year of the Eagles Radiothon.

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'Into Tomorrow' Airs Part Two of IFA Berlin Broadcast This Weekend

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– Envision Radio Networks®’ “Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline” airs airing Part Two of its broadcasts from IFA in Berlin this weekend (9/21 & 22). IFA is the huge annual international Consumer Electronics Trade Show in Berlin, Germany. This year marks Into Tomorrow’s 10th international broadcast from the venue. In the photo at right, Dave and company are shown at IFA in Berlin with some of the “Into Tomorrow” Team and the winners of the trip to Berlin. Dave is seated. L-to-R: Trip winners Carlos, Natalia and sleeping baby Sophia Quinto of Wake Forest, NC, listens to the show on Talkradio 850 WPTV out of Raleigh, NC. Producer Horacio Balseiro, Guest relations Coordinator Amanda Graveline, Technical Director Chris Graveline, Producer Samantha Graveline and the youngest reporter ever at IFA, Kameron Graveline.


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Whoopi Goldberg Gets Out Of World Experience With Assist From Noory

To Shed Light On Ghosts And Haunted Objects

MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Coast to Coast AM host George Noory will make an appearance today on ABC’s The View.' There he'll be interviewed by host Whoopi Goldberg as part of a new segment called "Out of this World," showcasing Goldberg’s fascination with the paranormal. The pair will discuss many of the topics that keep millions of late-night listeners tuned in to Coast to Coast AM, including ghosts and haunted objects. Check local listings for airtimes.

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SPEECH, SPEECH: Gordon Smith & Erica Farber Address 2013 Radio Show

Smiths Pays Tribute To Kidd's Kids; Farber: Digital Is Radio's Fastest Growing Aspect

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 ––NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith gave opening remarks during yesterday afternoon's 2013 Radio Show. Shortly into his speech he noted: "Because we are in Orlando, I want to mention David Peter Cradick - who touched millions of lives through his nationally-syndicated morning show, "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning." Sadly, we mourned Kidd's loss in July... he was a man who had a special connection to Orlando. Each year, his charity, Kidd's Kids, sent terminally and chronically ill children to Disney World with their families .. The passing of Kidd, and sadly many other good friends in radio this year, reminds us of the power of this great medium? its connection to listeners? and its impact on communities," said Smith. Also during another afternoon presentation, RAB President and CEO Erica Farber took to the podium and told attendees: "Radio continues to be a healthy industry at $17.6 billion. Interestingly enough, it is still greater than some of the newer area of business like Online Video at $2.1 billion and Mobile at $2.9 billion. And unlike some other media, radio has taken an aggressive stand and taken advantage of technology to deliver content listeners want, in whatever format they want and when they want it. And advertisers recognize the importance of delivering their ad messages across all of radio's platforms including radio's fastest growing segment - Digital. Reaching a high of $767 million in 2012, Digital grew thirteen percent to $401 million by the first-half of this year - that's over eighty percent higher than the first half of 2009," said Farber READ COMPETE TRANSCRIPTS HERE

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MOTION: 105.3 The Fan's G-Bag Nation Shifts To Middays; K&C Moves to Nights; Jay Coffey Joins 105.7 The Walrus San Diego; Ace & TJ Invade

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– that G-BAG Nation with Gavin Dawson, Chris Arnold and Mike Bacsik will air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning immediately. In addition, K&C Masterpiece with Kevin Hageland and Cory Mageors will move from weekends to weekday evenings, from 6 to 11 p.m. “We are excited to move Gavin and Chris and the G-BAG Nation to middays, as well as to welcome the newest Nation member, Mike Bacsik,” said Gavin Spittle, Vice President of News/Talk/Sports for CBS RADIO Dallas-Fort Worth. G-BAG Nation premiered on 105.3 The FAN with host Gavin Dawson in September 2010. Dawson was joined by Dallas-Fort Worth sports broadcasting veteran Chris Arnold in June 2012. Former Rangers pitcher Mike Bacsik, who has regularly appeared as a contributor on 105.3 The FAN, now joins G-BAG Nation fulltime as a co-host. ––––––– Meanwhile, in San Diego, Jay Coffey joins 105.7 The Walrus for middays and will also serve as APD. Jay was formerly heard on K-Earth/LA and and KFRC in San Francisco. ––––––––– The Ace & TJ Show added 105.5 WYRE FM. 105.5/St Augustine, Florida owned by radio legend, Steve Kingston “We are trying our best to suppress the geeked-out enthusiasm we have about working with Kingston. I guess now we will have to try to do a good show EVERY DAY…damn!” -TJ “ This marks A&T's 16th affiliate

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NEW BOOK: Did Howard Stern's Huge Ratings On WBCN Lead To Its Demise?

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– WZLX-Boston's Carter Alan is the author of a new book, "Radio Free Boston," that details the rise and fall of longtime dominant, WBCN. "As it turns out, radio ratings king Howard Stern was the man who killed WBCN," according to The Boston Herald. “Howard Stern made a lot of money for a lot of stations and gave ’BCN huge ratings,” Alan said. “But ultimately, the addition of Stern in the morning created a schizophrenic station. People tuned in in the morning to hear Howard, then they were gone ... BCN became the Howard Stern Station, a music station, then a football station and it was very difficult to determine what ’BCN was.” Alan adds: “Not only did we introduce a new kind of radio, we were like the Facebook or the Internet of the times,” Alan said. “If you wanted to find out what was happening, you wanted to be with it, you’d go to ’BCN ... When Stern eventually left CBS to go to satellite radio, ’BCN’s fate was sealed. Alan, who worked at 'BCN for19 years before going to sister station WZLX, said when ’BCN was forced, post-Stern, to go back to its music roots, it was squeezed by WAAF, which played new rock, and ’ZLX, which played the classic hits that ’BCN had made famous." Alan laments: "The station may be gone, but it’s not forgotten." Earlier this week a crew of former staffers, including Oedipus, Ken Shelton, Mark Parenteau, Cha-Chi Loprete, Tony Berardini, Tami Heide, David Bieber and Sam Kopper and Kiss 108 sales sultana Mary Menna partied with Alan at Jerry Remy’s at Fenway to celebrate the release of the book and tell war stories about the good old days. PURCHASE BOOK HERE

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KUDOS: Jacobs Media Turns 30

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– As of yesterday, Jacobs Media celebrated its 30th year in the media consulting business. Best known for the creation and popularization of the Classic Rock format, the company has expanded its footprint across the Rock Radio format family, as well as provided research and consulting services to a wide array of media companies and brands in radio, television, and audio entertainment. The creation of jacAPPS in 2008 has catapulted Jacobs into a leadership role in the mobile application front. To date, jacAPPS has developed more than 800 apps, generating more than 19 million downloads. The majority of these applications have been commissioned by radio stations, personalities, and brands. Jacobs Media has also expanded its reach into audience research, building on the foundation of Fred Jacobs’ (shown) background and time spent at Frank N. Magid & Associates. Today, the company designs and implements nationwide technology studies for both commercial and public radio, widely quoted and used by the media and industry trades, as well as in educational publications. “Our Midwest work ethic has served us well over the years,” says jacAPPS President Paul Jacobs. “We’ve always had a lot on our plates, and our energy and vision have been a foundation for our initiatives. Thanks to our clients and our staff for their support.” The company has also designed a new logo (above) and moves into new offices in Bingham Farms, Michigan, at the end of this month.

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WANTED: iTunes Radio Looking For Expert Help; Radio Applicants Welcome

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– With yesterday's launch of iTunes Radio in the U.S., the tech giant is now turning to humans – not just algorithms – to help create over 300 genre-focused stations, according to digitaltrends.com. With competitors such as Pandora relying solely on algorithms and user feedback to work out what tracks to play, Apple is hoping humans with expert knowledge will be able to make better selections for its users. Job postings spotted on the company’s website shows it needs expert help in Latin music, metal and alternative music Applicants should have a strong understanding of the music business and at least five years’ experience in retail, radio, A&R, editorial, and record labels, and will be “responsible for programming featured stations within iTunes Radio,” the job ad said. iTunes Radio, which will be offered free with ads, or ad-free for subscribers to Apple’s $25-a-year iTunes Match service, launches in the US yesterday with the release of iOS 7.

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

By Graham Mack

Smooth Radios' Andy Peebles Sets Off On Speaking Tour

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBE3R 19TH, 2013 –– Smooth Radio and former BBC Radio 1 presenter Andy Peebles is to set off on a speaking tour across England, as he celebrates 40 years in radio. Andy was the last British person to interview John Lennon. He’ll be sharing moments of his career including excerpts from the interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono conducted two days before the former Beatle was murdered in 1980. Andy will be talking about some of the hundreds of music, sport and political personalities he has interviewed during his career. He’s interviewed three British prime ministers, commentated on cricket for the BBC and regularly presented shows on national radio for four decades. In 2011 Andy was inducted into the Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame and currently broadcasts every Saturday evening on Smooth Radio with his Soul Train.

Roger Day joins Redstone FM For Breakfast Show - Redstone FM has hired Roger Day to host the breakfast show when the station launches in Surrey and North Sussex in December. Roger has a radio career spanning over 47 years and was one of the original voices on the Pirate radio ship, Radio Caroline. He has worked on stations around the country including Invicta Radio, Mercury FM, County Sound Radio and more recently on BBC Radio in the south before a networked evening show took him off-air. Redstone FM will launch on digital radio in December when this service is introduced and will broadcast to Surrey, Crawley and parts of North Sussex.

Global Radio Hires Tim Westwood - Global Radio has hired Tim Westwood to present a weekly show on its contemporary urban music station Choice FM. Westwood hosted his final show for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra this past Saturday after nearly 20 years at the BBC. His first show at Choice FM will be on Saturday 21 September from 21:00-23:00. Choice FM broadcasts to South and North London in addition to digital platforms and online.

Hi to all of the US broadcasters I spoke to about the Royal Baby. If you need a British broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK. – Please call me on +44 7752 416905.

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Radio Show Challenges Authority To Prove Its Royal Prank Was Illegal

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Perhaps the only story with more legs than Miley Cyrus infamous twerk is 2Day FM's Royal Prank. Radio station 2Day FM claims it would be ''extraordinary'' to allow the Australian media watchdog (ACMA) to find it broke the law when it broadcast the infamous royal prank call last year. But, according to stuff.com.nz, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says it's entitled to hand down a finding in the public interest. The company has gone to Federal Court seeking to prevent the watchdog group from finding the station committed a criminal offence or was in breach of its licence in relation to the December 2012 prank call, arguing it's a matter for the courts to decide. This, of course, involves the prank by Mel Greig and Michael Christian which resulted in the death Jacintha Saldanha. An inquest into her death was due to be heard in the UK last week, but has since been delayed. In July, UK police referred the matter to Australian police who are evaluating whether charges should be laid against Greig and Christian.

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Bobby Bones And Laura Bell Bundy Wrap Up 24 Hour 2 Step For Charity

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Well, they may not make it to 'Dancing With The Stars,' but Premiere syndicated Bobby Bones and country singer Laura Bell Bundy danced from 7 AM yesterday until this morning to raise funds for 30 Abes which provides money for orphans in Haiti. The dance also featured crew members of The Bobby Bones Show. Bell Bundy told The Tennessean that dancing was the easiest part of the 24 hour event. "Its kind of like shooting your music video- you listen to it over and over and over again," said Bundy. "I don't know how I'm going to feel when the noise goes away, and it's still going in your head." No word on final take in, but organizers had hoped to provide 500 thousand meals.

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Dave Rickards Comes Clean On Mysterious 40 Day Absence

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– As Jockline Daily reported last week, devoted Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw listeners and industry fans alike, were relieved to hear after 40 days of mysteriously being off the Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw (DSC) show on 100.7 JACK, KFMB-FM San Diego that he would finally return this week. While fellow show mates, Ruth 66, Shelly Dunn, Chris Boyer, Dave, Emily Maguire & Chainsaw (shown l-r with Dave center) made no mention of his absence its management finally issued a statement last week saying he would return this week. According to UT San Diego on Monday's show he explained "I had a moment where I realized that my life was getting away from me. I switched from Vodka to hot tea, which is why there is a black flag flying half mast at Ketel One ... I had to take time off to start eating healthy and take control of my life; it was getting out of hand.” Rickards went on to thank his wife and fellow KFMB employees who filled in for him during his break, including Program Director Mike O’Reilly, KFMB 760’s Sam the Cooking Guy, and Channel 8’s Larry Himmel and Phil Blauer.

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LEW DICKEY: Radio Broadcasters Are In The Audio Content Business

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey released a three page memo to is employees yesterday expanding on the recent partnership with Rdio, as well as its acquisition of Westwood One. "Digital technology has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives and perhaps nowhere as significantly as in the way we consume media," said Dickey. "In today’s digital world, Radio, Television and Newspapers have become Audio, Video and Text ... As radio broadcasters, we are really in the audio content business, distributing our local and national content to more than 90% of people in the United States for free on an ad-supported basis. This is a terrific model with high barriers to entry because you can’t start a radio station – you must buy an existing one. We believe our model is healthy and growing and we plan to continue to invest in broadcast assets." He added, Broadcast Radio is our company’s DNA, and it enables us to create some of the best audio content in the world. As technology evolves, we want to be able to distribute our content to consumers whenever, wherever and however they want to consume it," said Dickey. With regard to Rdio, he said "We will closely integrate them into our on-air and promotional strategies and will look to them as our worldwide digital distributor for our network content, including our recently announced acquisition of Westwood One-Dial Global. READ COMPLETE MEMO HERE

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Second Radio Guy Shares The Stage Of 'Million Second Quiz'

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– As it turned out, Brandon O'Brien didn't walk away with Ryan Seacrest-type bucks, but at least he can say the stage wasn't limited to just one radio guy. That guy would be Brandon O'Brien (shown) of Norfolk's US106.1 who joined for a short, but eventful night on Monday night's 'Million Second Quiz," hosted by Ryan Seacrest. According to WGRZ TV, Brandon said "As soon as I got into the money chair, I literally soaked in the moment. The skyline, of course, you have the empire state building behind you and I just soaked it in the hourglass, Ryan Seacrest, the audience, the cameras, and I said look, there's nobody else in the money chair right now, but me and I own it and that was my moment." As for the question: "Which NHL Hockey team had won the most Stanley Cups with 24. And growing up in Buffalo, big Sabres fan. You know a lot of hockey history, and the answer was the Montreal Canadians. I was hoping he didn't know that, but he did." Brandon returns to middays and his program duties today in Norfolk.

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MOTION: Longtime Programmer Mark Bolke Heads To RCS

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Longtime programmer Mark Bolke has joined RCS to manage its corporate programming sales for the Americas and serve as National Software Sales Manager.\. Most recently he's served as VP/COO of A-Ware. Prior to A-Ware, he co-founded and was Executive Director ofRateTheMusic.com, served as PD of KDWB-FM/Minneapolis and KPKE-FM/Denver and Senior Associate for Bill Richards Radio Consulting. RCS President/CEO Philippe Generali said, "Having Mark join our sales team is a natural fit ... Mark's background in music scheduling will only strengthen our product and software development path." Bolke said, "By joining RCS, I can continue to share in the magic of programming and hopefully help stations gain higher ratings.

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Blessings In A Backpack Receives More Than $170,000 To Feed Children

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that elementary school children who may otherwise go without meals are fed over the weekends, today announced results of a partnership with CBS Radio that will feed over 700 students in 12 communities across the country during the 2013-2014 school year. “No child should have to go hungry,” said Brooke Wiseman, chief executive officer of Blessings in a Backpack. “We are so thankful for the generosity and dedication of our partners, like CBS EcoMedia, that work to enhance Blessings’ impact and allow the program to reach a growing number of children across the nation.” Blessings in a Backpack works with volunteers across the country to collect and package backpacks full of food, distributing them on Fridays to children who qualify for the federally-funded National School Lunch Program. Blessings currently feeds more than 60,000 children across 43 states in over 500 schools. The $170,000 plus donation from CBS RADIO will be dedicated entirely to feeding children.

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Newly Syndicated D.L. Hughley, Ann Compton & Steve Jones Talk Branding At Today's Radio Show

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– The 2013 Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), will feature ABC News Radio White House Correspondent Ann Compton, Syndicated Radio Host/Comedian D.L. Hughley and author Steve Jones today in a session titled "Tap Into Your Star Power and Build Your Brand." Mike McVay, senior vice president, Corporate/Programming for Cumulus Media and Cumulus Media Networks, will moderate. Hughley's standup comedy career successfully spans radio, television and film. His new radio program, The D.L. Hughley Show, is syndicated by Reach Media and launched last month in 39 markets, including Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Memphis, Detroit and New Orleans. Hughley has also hosted comedy shows on ABC, Showtime and CNN. He appeared in the film "The Original Kings of Comedy" and received a Peabody Award for the comedic documentary "D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List."

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Jimi Hendrix's Final Interview To Air Tonight On Radio On Anniversary Of His Death

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Hard to imagine it's been over 40 years since the death of Jimi Hendrix. Now comes word from TeamRock Radio that it will feature a half-hour exchange which took place just five days before great guitarist was found dead in 1970. According to The Telegraph, The half-hour exchange took place in London’s Cumberland Hotel five days before the iconic guitarist was found dead at an apartment in Notting Hill in 1970 at the age of 27. Keith Altham, the journalist who conducted the interview, saw Hendrix perform three days after he first arrived in England in 1966 and knew him for much of his final four years. Although Altham interviewed Hendrix eight times, he says in their final meeting he saw the musician was “rambling” and showing signs of ill health. "He had been going through a difficult period with drugs and stress and tension and the (new group) Band of Gypsys, which he had brought together, hadn’t quite come off as he’d hoped it would.” The interview will be broadcast on digital station TeamRock Radio during Nicky Horne’s Classic Rock Magazine Show at 6pm this evening. “We are delighted that Keith is allowing us to play this exceptional interview in full for all Jimi’s fans to listen to,” said Horne. “It will be quite an amazing moment.” PHOTO/Toniflap

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KDWB's Dave Ryan To Perform First On-Air Gay Wedding

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 –– On the morning of Wednesday, September 18th, Dave Ryan will be performing the first on-the-radio gay ceremony live on 101.3 KDWB for Amie Meyer and Patty Tatosian. Dave Ryan of the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show on 101.3 KDWB announced on Monday, September 9th he would make a life changing announcement on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:20a.m. On Wednesday, September 11th, he announced that he had become legally ordained through the state of Minnesota and wanted to perform the first on-the-radio gay wedding. Many couples entered their names into the hat, and one couple was selected. Many Twin Cities Vendors immediately volunteered their services for the big event. Those vendors include: The Perfect Wedding Guide-www.weddingfairmn.com, Cake-Fifth Avenue Cakes, Rings-Arthurs Jewelers, Transportation-Total Luxury Limousine, Decorations-Midway Party Rental, Photography-Unique Moments Wedding Photography, Catering-Green Mill Catering, Honeymoon-Doubletree Hotel St. Paul, Floral Arrangements-Bachman's.

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Jack Diamond Heads South For Mornings At Lite FM Miami

Market Vet Julie Guy To Co-Host

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– As we first reported yesterday, longtime Washington D.C. morning host Jack Diamond announced his return to radio yesterday to Lite FM Miami. He posted on his Facebook page: I am thrilled to say I have accepted a position with Lincoln Financial Media at "Lite-FM", Miami! My third time working with Don Benson! My 4th time at LFM/Jeff Pilot: KIMN (back in THE day!), 94Q Atlanta, KSON San Diego and now Lite-FM Miami. John Dimick is a great guy and tremendous programmer along with Rob Sidney our local OM/PD and Maureen Lesourd is a terrific GM!! We started Mix in Washington, DC together 24 years ago ... Thanks to Heather Cohen and Eric Weiss for all of their kind help." In a station release, Rob Sidney commented: "Jack Diamond is a master entertainer, engaging each listener over the air, in person and through all forms of interactive media," said Sidney, Director of Programming and Operations for WLYF. "His experience, showmanship and passion reflect the best of what Lite FM has built over four decades. And I'm thrilled to have Jack kicking off Lite's next era of success." Diamond follows Ellen Jaffe, who will now shift to PM drive. Market vet Julie Guy (shown right) will co-host. Diamond spent nearly 24-years at Cumulus WRXQ 107.1 FM in DC before exiting this past April

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Record Vet Sharell Now In Stable Condition Following Brutal Attack

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 –– In a follow up to our story yesterday, police are continuing to investigate the brutal stabbing of music industry vet, Jerry Sharell (shown) and his girlfriend in his home in Woodland Hills, CA. After being held hostage for nearly 3 hours by the woman's ex-husband, authorities say Sharell is now in stable condition in a Los Angeles hospital after receiving multiple wounds from a machete by his girlfriend's suicidal ex-husband. According to 89.3 KPCC Public Radio, the suspect, a 57-year-old Behnam Vasseghi of Woodland Hills, will be in court today and arraigned on attempted murder, LAPD spokesperson Sara Faden told KPCC. Officers say when they arrived, Vasseghi was holding the machete and was ordered to drop it. While being held hostage, Vasseghi would ask a question, and if he didn't like the answer, he'd cut the boyfriend on the neck," said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Alex Kim. He later turned a scalpel on himself and asked his ex-wife to witness his suicide, police said. He reportedly then slit his wrists.is wife passed away about a year ago," she said. "We're all hoping Jerry makes a full recovery and this didn't affect his vocal chords. He has the smoothest voice." PHOTO/Sharell

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D.C. Radio Interrupts Programming For Shooting Coverage

Fresh FM's Collis Was Unable To Reach Boyfriend Who Works In Navy Yard For Nearly An Hour

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 –– As most shows in the DC area were ending their morning shifts yesterday, news broke of the Navy Yard shooting. According dcrtv.com, DC's TV and radio news operations quickly interrupted its regular programming to provide live coverage of the shooting incidents at the Washington Navy Yard. Radio operations such as WTOP, WNEW, and WMAL quickly joined in. WTOP's website was apparently so overwhelmed with traffic they had to post "Due to the current events at the Washington Navy Yard we have replaced our home page with a live blog of the events to provide you with the latest news and to allow the site to function optimally." Over on WMAL, morning co-host Brian Wilson remained on the air well into the early afternoon, hosting coverage with late morning host Chris Plante, pre-empting Rush Limbaugh's show. Bill Hess, program director of WMAL, told dcrtv: "We also worked with our sister Cumulus station in Dallas - WBAP - to report more fully on the background of the alleged shooter, who apparently spent time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area." Meanwhile, over at CBS' Fresh FM, The Tommy Show's co-host Kelly Collis the news was especially difficult as for over an hour she was unable to contact her boyfriend who works in The Navy Yard. She tells Jockline Daily, 'My young children go to school in DC proper and there was consideration of city wide lockdown of the schools. Thankfully my boyfriend was safe but not being to get a hold of him was terrifying. He rang into the show this morning to say that yesterday he was en route to work and still waiting to hear from some of his colleagues on their status as not all the victim names had been released.

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Unsolved Murder Of Radio Host To Be Subject Of 'America's Most Wanted'

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 –– Nearly a year and a half after the tragic murder of New Jersey radio host, April Kauffman, the case remains unsolved. April's daughter, Kimberly, told NBC 10 News, “I never expected to be at this point at this stage. I really thought that we would actually have some closure at this point and it’s really difficult.” Kauffman, 47, a popular local radio host and veterans advocate was found shot dead in the bedroom of her Linwood, N.J. home on May 10, 2012. Authorities said after the killing they didn’t believe it was random. But no suspect or person of interest has ever been named in the case and most recently prosecutors said they lacked sufficient evidence in the case. Kimberly recently got in contact with a friend’s friend at America’s Most Wanted and the national website agreed to run Kauffman’s unsolved murder. Peck hoped that the national exposure on AMW.com would bring a break in the case. “Maybe this can bring the tip that can help solve this horrific murder.”

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MOTION: Heather Collins Moves To Middays On CBS Las Vegas Duo; Jon Manley Rises To APD At X107.5; Derrin Woodhouse To Named To National Entertainment Director Post At CCME

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 17TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio Las Vegas announced a number of moves. First up, current Mix 94.1 night host, Heather Collins (shown) is moving to middays effective immediately. She replaces former midday host, Heather Converse, who is moving to Houston, Texas to be closer to family. With the move, programming head, Charese Fruge moves current Mix 94.1 and X107.5 part-time on-air personality, MJ (Nicole Cherry) to take over as night host. But wait, there's more: KXTE Fruge also announces the promotion of current weekday afternoon host and music director, Jon Manley, to Assistant Program Director effective immediately. –––––– Derrin Woodhouse has joined CCME where he'll take on the newly created position of National Entertainment Director for National Programming Platforms. Derrin will assist with the planning and executing of our ever expanding number of events, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Pool Party, Album Release Parties, B2B events and more. He will be based New York City and will report to Darren Pfeffer. Until recently, Derrin was Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at VEVO, where he created and produced hundreds of events. Prior to that, he was Director of Integrated Marketing at BET, and Entertainment Marketing Manager at Time Inc.¹s Style & Entertainment Group. –––––––––
KIRO-FM/Seattle has announced the addition of The Tom and Curley Show from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Curley is the former longtime host of KING-TV's "Evening Magazine."

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Thousands Turn Out For Launch Party Of Michael Vey 3: Battle Of The Ampere Hosted By 97.1 ZHT's Frankie & DB

Published By Glenn Beck's Mercury Ink

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 –– Jockline Daily readers may recall last year's story on 97.1 ZHT/Salt Lake City's Frankie & Danger Boy getting a mention in Michael Vey's international bestseller, 'The Prisoners of Cell 25,' (below). Evans is big fan of the show and last week the radio duo hosted the official launch of his 'Michael Vey 3: The Battle of The Ampere.' As the photo above will attest, it drew thousands last Friday. Set for release today, it's published by Mercury Ink, the book division of eight-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck’s multimedia production company, Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. According to theblaze.com, “At times they were so loud that you couldn’t hear the program. The day after the show I began hearing from parents, thanking us for giving their children such a remarkable day. One mother Facebooked that her son told her it was ‘the best day of his life.’ Two parents with autistic children said how grateful they were that their children had Michael Vey to hold on to.” Somewhere way back in the crowd photo are Frankie and DB. When Jockline Daily reached out to congratulate the show on its HUGE launch party and article in The Blaze, they joked "Of course, we didn't even get a mention." CHECK OUT MORE INFO HERE

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Ted "The Golden Voice" Williams To Narrate Film On Plight Of The Homeless

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 –– Ted Williams, the former radio guy turned homeless who rose to fame following a YouTube video, has certainly experienced his share of ups and downs. But it was nice to see him featured yesterday on TV's Access Hollywood looking as if he's finally on the right track for good. He told hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover “Now, I’m really ready. I’ve been sober two years, three months and 17 days… I’m really trying hard. I’m doing really well. I’m surrounding myself with great people. I’m going to a lot of 12 step meetings, I’ve got a sponsor.” This path has apparently led to him now narrating a new movie about the plight of other homeless individuals. Even he is surprised by his success. “I thought all of this was going to just last for a week,” he said looking back on his success, which includes a book, a charity, numerous voiceover jobs and now narrating the documentary, “Houseless.” As most will recall, after appearing on the “Dr. Phil Show” in 2011, an incident with one of his daughters led to the police taking Ted into custody (although, not charged). As for his latest project, “Houseless,” Ted told Billy and Kit it shows “the real side of homelessness.” PHOTO/screen grab Access Hollywood

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Popular Boise Host Big Jack Armstrong Returns To The Air Following Stroke [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2013 –– After suffering a stroke back in May, local radio icon Big Jack Armstrong is returning to his show this Thursday according to ktvb.com. Reportedly, Armstrong's stroke was centered in the part of the brain that controls speech and left him unable to speak properly. Four months later, Big Jack is back and has been cleared to return to the air. He credits his rapid recovery to this medical team, his family, and most of all the support and prayers of his listeners and the community. He'll return on a station he purchased earlier this year, 1380 AM. WATCH VIDEO

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Popular Music Vet And Girlfriend Attacked In Home By Ex-Husband

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– One-time radio host turned music executive, Jerry Sherrell, and his girlfriend were held hostage in his Woodland Hill, CA home on Sunday and savagely attacked by her ex-husband, according to ABC Local. Sherrell, a beloved music figure who helped establish the careers of such greats as Eagles, Carly Simon , Queen, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, The Isley Brothers and numerous others, had recently begun dating the woman after losing his wife to cancer. Police say the suspect showed up at the house around 8 a.m. on his motorcycle, carrying flowers and armed with a machete. Over the next three hours police report it appeared he held his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend hostage inside the residence during which Sherrell had been stabbed repeatedly, and then the suspect turned the weapon on himself and stabbed himself." His ex-wife was able to escape and called 911. Sharell was rushed to the hospital with extensive stab wounds to his neck and head, but according to ABC News, he is expected to survive. According to police, the woman had a restraining order against her ex-husband for a history of domestic violence. Sherrell is past president of City of Hope, Entertainment Division, a voting member of The Recording Academy for 43 years and is on the advisory board of MusiCares and City of Hope/Entertainment Division. He recently had returned to his radio roots by hosting "Sundays With Sinatra" On KKJZ - 88.1/California State University

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Cumulus Teams With Skype's Janus Friis In Rdio Deal

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016 2013 –– Cumulus Media Inc. and Rdio announce a content, promotion and advertising partnership. This will provide Cumulus with a financial interest in the larger digital music ecosystem and allows Rdio to launch free, ad-supported products in the United States while accelerating the activation of new usersand subscribers. Cumulus will obtain a significant equity stake in Pulser Media, Rdio’s parent company, in exchange for exclusive content, media and on-air promotional commitments over a five year period. In addition, Rdio will leverage the Cumulus sales infrastructure to monetize its upcoming ad-supported free products, including music on-demand, custom playlists and exclusive content curated by Cumulus. Available in over 30 countries, Rdio is the digital music service founded by the co-creator of Skype, Janus Friis. “This partnership leverages our premier broadcast and content assets along with Rdio’s acclaimed digital audio platform -- enabling consumers to listen to whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want,” said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus.

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Top Executives Join At Newhouse School For Audio Industry Summit

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– Top media executives will explore the present and future of radio at the Audio Industry Summit on Friday, September 27, in New York City. The event is presented by the Newhouse School (Follow on Twitter at #AudioSummit). Featuring two panels of experts, the summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Syracuse University Lubin House, 11 E 61st St., New York. “Given the seismic shifts in radio and newer audio platforms, much attention is being paid to the medium’s future,” says Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham. “It is crucial that we understand where the industry is headed so we can appropriately prepare our students." Panelists will include Jeff Smulyan (second from left), founder and CEO of Emmis Communications; Dan Mason (left), president and CEO of CBS Radio; Buzz Knight, vice president of program development for Greater Media; Chris Oliviero, executive vice president of programming for CBS Radio; Deon Levingston, vice president and general manager at WBLS Radio (New York); Kevin Straley (right), vice president of programming at TuneIn; and Ed Levine, president and CEO of Galaxy Communications, among others. Sean Ross, vice president of music and programming for Edison Research and “Ross on Radio” columnist for Billboard Top 40 Update, will moderate one of the panels. The Audio Industry Summit is hosted by Newhouse alumni Steve Leeds '73, vice president of talent relations and industry affairs at Sirius XM, and Walter Sabo (right center) '74, CEO of Sabo Media; Newhouse faculty member Doug Quin, co-director of the graduate program in audio arts; and Branham. For more information, contact Gorham at ejgorham@syr.edu.

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Homeless Man Charged In Attack Of 1010 WINS Anchor Brian Carey

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– According to The New York Post, the homeless man who savagely beat 1010WINS anchor Brian Carey has now confessed and been charged in that the brutal attack. Anthony Elton, 48, told police he became irate when a deliveryman showed up at Carey’s Upper East Side apartment Monday night with a pizza that didn’t have double cheese. After scolding the delivery man and complaining to his manager, Carey reportedly yelled at Elton for creating a scene. This triggered an argument which then turned violent. Elton told police he had recently become homeless and said he and Carey had an on-again, off-again relationship, according to sources. And while admitting to the assault, he said he didn’t steal Carey’s wallet and cell phone were missing following the attack. Elton was charged with second degree assault.

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Hot 97/New York's PD Ebro Darden Convinces Mister Cee To Stay On

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– Just one day after longtime Hot 97/New York host Mister Cee turned in his resignation, he apparently will now return following a plea from PD Ebro Darden (shown below). According to contactmusic.com, appearing the morning show the day following his exit, he went on to share the truth about about his (s)exuality: ''I am tired of trying to do something or be something that I'm not. I'm tired. Have I lied about getting (s)exual fellatio in a car with a transsexual? Yeah. I have lied about that. ''I feel bad for the listeners that it did take a video for me to say this because I have been in denial with this for a very, very long time, a very long time. Do I consider myself gay? No, I don't consider myself gay. Even with me saying that, I know I'm still in denial because I know that I love women, any women that I been with me know that I love women, but occasionally, I get the urge to have fellatio with a trans(s)exual man that looks like a woman. But then I'm saying I'm not gay because I haven't penetrated a man.' The popular host had resigned from his show, 'Throwback at Noon' last Thursday after yet another allegation emerged of him soliciting trans(s)exual prostitutes. He handed in his notice after a video surfaced on YouTube containing audio of the star apparently asking popular blogger Bimbo Winehouse - who was acting uncover - for oral (s)ex.

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UH OH: Rocker Neil Young Banned From Station After Comparing City To Hiroshima

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 ––
Veteran rocker Neil Young has been banned from Fort McMurray, Alberta's Rock 97.9 after he compared the area to Hiroshima in the aftermath of the 1945 atomic bomb blast. According to ABC 15, he made the controversial comment while talking about the controversial Keystone X-L Pipeline project during a news conference in Washington, D.C.. Young is opposed to transporting oil from Fort McMurray all the way down to the U.S. and he claims the area has been wrecked by pollution, saying, "The fact is, Fort McMurray looks like Hiroshima. There are fumes everywhere. You can smell it when you get to town." Rock 97.9 host Chris Byrne claims the station has been swamped with complaints about Young's comments, which prompted bosses to removed the rocker from their playlists. Meanwhile, as any good radio show would do, a parody to 'Sweet Home Alabama' re-titled "Sweet Home Fort McMurray was quickly composed. LISTEN HERE

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Wendy Williams 'Dying' To Get Back Into Radio In Some Capacity

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– As Wendy Williams kicks off her 5th year on daytime TV this week, it's apparent radio still remains one of her true loves. According to The New York Post, after spending nearly 20 years as one of New York’s top host on Power 99 and WBLS, she says she still misses radio. “I’m dying to get back into radio in some capacity,” she says. “I’ve talked to management . . . but it’s probably more talking at this point because my number one job is my TV show.” Radio and TV aside, Williams has made the most of her talent. This past summer she appeared on Broadway for seven weeks as Mama Morton in “Chicago." Williams, who turns 50 next July and known for her variety of wigs, also launched Wendy Williams Hair World, which includes wigs of all types (synthetic and real hair). 2

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Joke About Potter's Daniel Radcliffe Not Being Cast As Christian Grey Takes On Different Life [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– As they say in Communication, it's not what you say, but what people hear. This was never more evident than in a recent Toronto Film Festival interview for Kiss 92.5 Radio in Toronto with host DamnIt Maurie [Sherman] of the Roz & Mocha Show. While interviewing "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe a passed a small joke saying that "50 Shades of Grey" fans were horribly upset that Radcliffe wasn't cast as series protagonist Christian Grey. Radcliffe, of course, had a laugh, but apparently the always eager gossip sites weren't laughing and jumped on it. Within minutes it showed up as hot news at Huffpo, MTV, Perez Hilton and numerous others. CHECK OUT INTERVIEW HERE

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MOTION: Melissa Moore Takes Middays At KYGO/Denver; Star 94.1 San Diego Taps Mario Lopez For Nights; KOGO San Diego Shuffles Lineup

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2013 –– Melissa Moore will join KYGO-FM/Denver beginning in October as its new midday host. Most recently, handled afternoons over WAY Media's network and middays at WAYM-FM/Nashville. Past stints have included KSTP-FM/Minneapolis, WKKA-FM/Orlando, KOSI-FM and KIMN-FM Denver. ––––––––– KMYI FM Star 94.1, San Diego has announced that Mario Lopez will now join its programming lineup, effective Monday, September 16, 2013. On with Mario Lopez will air weeknights from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Lopez, a successful actor, author, producer and entertainer, began in his hometown of Chula Vista in San Diego County where he was born and raised. –––––––– Columbus Radio Group's WSNY-FM Sunny 95 Columbus adds Ric Knight to afternoons from 3-7pm. He'll also handle mornings WNND-FM (Rewind 103.5 and 104.3). –––––––– Newsradio 600 KOGO San Diego announced a new weekday programming lineup. It will now feature Chris Merrill in the morning, LaDona Harvey in the midday, and Bob “Sully” Sullivan in the afternoon.

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Brandmeier Returns With WGN.FM Launch

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– It's been three weeks since Jonathon Brandmeier left his morning slot on WGN AM 720, but today he's back with the launch of WGN.FM. Having begun this morning at 6:00 - 9:00 am, he'll be joined by former AM cast members Buzz Kilman and Hector Soriano. Also back is his former WLUP-FM member, Harry Teinowitz (former afternoon co-host of ESPN Radio sports/talk WMVP AM 1000), who'll cover sports. According to blogger Robert Feder, WGN.FM is a virtual station being designed to incorporate audio, video and social media components. Today’s show had been billed as a one-time test, but instead will air each weekday “for the foreseeable future,” according to Jimmy deCastro, president and general manager of the Tribune Broadcasting news/talk station and related media ventures. “Johnny doesn’t want a lot of hoopla or a whole bunch of publicity,” deCastro said. He added: “You’ll have the ability on every different software platform and format to listen to Johnny’s show in your car, on your computer, on your pad or on your phone.” Eventually more programs are planned for WGN.fm, with the ultimate goal of moving the format to an FM signal. .Steve Cochran now handles mornings on WGN 720. PHOTOS/WGN

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Rover’s Morning Glory Spreads To New York & West Virginia

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Syndicated talk show Rover’s Morning Glory has added two new affiliates, both of which are owned by Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Beginning today, Rover's show will be heard at 92.5 KGB (WKGB-FM) in Binghamton, New York and classic rocker 106.3 The Brew (WAMX-FM) in Huntington, West Virginia. “We’re excited to expand the footprint of Rover’s Morning Glory, and I’m grateful to Clear Channel for the continued opportunities they provide the show,” said Rover. “We look forward to tearing it up in Binghamton and Huntington!” Rover’s Morning Glory is based at 100.7 WMMS-FM in Cleveland, Ohio. The program has been syndicated since 2005.

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14 Million Views Later, Twerk Prankster Daphne Avalon Dishes On WMMR's Preston & Steve [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– After Jimmy Kimmel revealed on his Monday night show that he was the one behind the now world famous staged twerking video, all attention then focused on Daphne Avalon (shown), the attractive Hollywood stunt woman who played the ill-fated twerker Caitlin Heller. In the YOUTUBE VIDEO, with views nearing 14 million, media outlets are still scratching their heads on how they bought into this one. Avalon's even more amazed. With an scoop from Nineball Radio Networks, she rang up WMMR/Philly's Preston & Steve show this morning and says she was caught off guard by all the hoopla. Having just been 'hired' to do the video, it had been months since it was videotaped. Then, all of a sudden, she started getting calls from friends who had seen it on YouTube asking if she was alright. She played coy at first and then had to keep it from other friends until it aired on Kimmel's show. As for the video, she said when first being interviewed by Kimmel's people they asked if "she twerked." She told Preston and Steve she had to go online to figure it out. LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Arsenio Hall Taps Radios' Diana Steele As Show's Announcer

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Former Hot 92.3 LA, Mario Lopez co-host, Diana Steele (below) who also aired on KKBT/The Beat, has been tapped as the announcer on the new Arsenio Hall late-night tv show. In an email to laradio.com, she wrote that “Arsenio and I became friends years ago when I worked at ‘The Beat.' "He told me he was returning to late night and asked if I wanted to audition for the announcer spot. Of course I jumped at the chance. We tape daily from the Sunset Bronson studios. I am truly honored and blessed to be working with Arsenio. This gig is so much fun it’s hard to call it work!” Diana is also known for her voiceover work at Benztown.

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Foot Fetish Suspect That Floods Show With Callers Turns Out To Be A Ruse

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– WRIF 101.1 FM Detroit's Dave & Chuck the Freak thought they were on to something when listeners called in to report a man with a fetish for smelling people’s feet. It all began with a thought starter by Dave Hunter and Chuck (the Freak) Urquhart who asked about “creeps you’ve met but didn’t realize they were creeps until you brought them home.” A couple of listeners then called and described a stranger who approached them asking to smell their feet. He asked for a picture of their feet on his face, claiming he needed proof as he pledged a fraternity. Just to be safe, Detroit's Free Press, contacted police in the areas where calls had come from, but were told they didn't hear of anyone being stopped or arrested. Producer James Campbell said a caller told the station that police had stopped a suspect on Woodward Avenue, near I-696 and the Detroit Zoo. “The officer told (the caller) to get back in his car and get out of here,” Campbell said. “As he was leaving, (the officer) yelled out, ‘We have the foot sniffer in custody.’” Ferndale Police Lt. Gary Whiting said yesterday he believed the incident was “a great ruse.” One Police Deputy said his staff hadn’t heard of anything, either. “That would’ve gone around the station like wildfire,” he said

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Art Bell Brings 'Dark Matter' To Radio

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Beginning Monday, Art Bell, former host of the popular “Coast to Coast AM,” will launch a new radio show titled “Dark Matter” on Sirius XM (and surely worlds beyond). According to The Las Vegas Sun, Bell stopped hosting “Coast to Coast” regularly in 2003 and was last heard live in 2010. He says he was wooed back onto the airwaves by an opportunity that was too good to let pass." During its peak in the ’90s, “Coast to Coast” was heard on appx. 500 radio stations and reached an estimated audience of 15 million listeners nightly. Bell has retired more than once. After retiring in 2003, he came back to host a special Halloween show, “Ghost to Ghost,” in 2010. “Dark Matter” will air on Indie, SiriusXM channel 104, from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; the episodes are replayed at 10 p.m. Meanwhile, replays of Bell's Premiere shows, "Somewhere In Time," continue to air on the network on Saturday.

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MOTION: Julian Expands Show to Baltimore's Z104.3; Matt Dery Crosses To WMGC/105.1 Detroit; Rob Carson Joins America Weekend

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Julian is becoming one busy guy. The former WBBM-FM/B96 star who now handles nights at KZZP-FM/Phoenix is expanding his reach to WZFT-FM, Baltimore's Z104.3. Recently, he also been filling in at Chicago's WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM, while it looked for new host. –––––––– Former WXYT-FM/97.1 (The Ticket) producer Matt Dery has signed with Greater Media Detroit’s WMGC-FM/105.1 for a new midday show “The Discussion with Matt Dery.” He'll lead into Drew Lane’s “Sports & More”show with co-host Marc Fellhauer. Dery also served as a former producer on 97.1 The Ticket’s Valenti and Foster for several years. –––––––––– As Jockline formerly reported, Envision Radio Networks has now officially announced that talk personality and comedy writer Rob Carson will be joining America Weekend, hosting Saturdays from 12N-3PM (ET) starting September 14th. Rob joins veteran broadcasters Paul Harris and Turi Ryder along with Chief Stormcaster John Wetherbee for what the network has billed "the next generation of weekend talk." Rob is currently based in Washington DC, where he is noted for his long-running stint as the high profile afternoon personality at WRQX and did a variety of air shifts at talk WMAL A/F.

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Loren & Wally Inducted Into Massachusetts' Broadcasters Hall Of Fame

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– They've been a morning favorite in Boston for over 32 years and yesterday, Greater Media announced today that WROR-FM morning hosts Loren and Wally have finally been inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. "Loren and Wally have a natural gift for radio. When you listen to their show, you feel like you're sitting and having coffee with your best friends who you've known forever," stated PD Ken West. "You have to really like the people you work with to wake up at three o'clock in the morning -- especially after thirty plus years -- and Loren and Wally's constant enthusiasm and encouragement has played a big part in the continuing success of the entire station." In addition, this year Greater Media Boston and WROR announced the renewal of Loren and Wally's contract and recently opened a new studio for the morning show team. "I'm thrilled to continue Greater Media's relationship with Loren and Wally," added Chairman/CEO Peter H. Smyth.

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Heart FM's Fernando Skydives For British Heart Foundation

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– For the second time in a week, we caught another jock in sky for a good cause (see JD 9/11). This time it's Heart FM host Roberto who jumped from 12,000 ft last Sunday to raise awareness for the British Heart Foundation. According to the enfieldindependent, Roberto said growing up he was diagnosed with a hole in his heart and had constant check-ups. During his 20's he also gained a great deal of weight. His doctor even warned he would die unless he lost weight. Now he has teamed up with the BHF to help people look after their hearts. “I was certainly nervous before my skydive - it was a good job I wasn’t near a microphone that day! But I wanted to take on a new challenge, and skydiving for the BHF is something I’ll never forget.” Figures are not confirmed as to how much the 34-year-old raised, however last year those who sky dived for BHF known as Heart Flyers, raised more than £80,000 ($125K US) for BHF and this year the foundation is striving to smash the 2012 figure.

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Daly Joins NBC's 'Today

To Cover Social Media Area Known As 'The Orange Room'

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Looks like yet another radio guy is pitching in at NBC's 'Today' Show. On this morning show, host Matt Lauer announced that the host of TV's "The Voice," 'Last Call' and morning host at CBS' Radio's AMP 97.1 LA will officially be joining their family. According to USA Today, he said "This feels like a new era of Today, saying he'll be launching "The Orange Room," a social media area where viewers can contact him. "I'll be your digital doorman." Joined on the couch with Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Willie Geist and Kathie Lee Gifford (who were all squeezed in on a couch), Daly cracked, "This feels like an intervention." He did say he'll continue AMP 97.1 morning show, as well as his weekly countdown radio show. Fellow LA host and media mogul Ryan Seacrest is also a regular guest and contributor to the show as well.

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Homeless Friend Of 1010 WINS Anchor Brian Carey Sought In Beating

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– The NY Daily News is now reporting that a homeless friend who had been hanging out with 1010 WINS/New York's Brian Carey upper East Side apartment is now being sought in connection with the savage beating that left the popular newsman semiconscious with a broken jaw and fractures to an eye socket. Reportedly, the pair went out to pick up food and his friend returned in a rage, cops report. The assault is believed to have begun inside Carey's apartment. A neighbor later found the newsman unconscious in the lobby. Carey’s brother James told the Daily News he “wouldn’t doubt” that his brother tried to help a homeless person, but said his sibling doesn’t recall much about the attack. “He’s had a hard time remembering what happened,” said James, who added that his younger brother wants to get back to work as soon as possible.

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SUSPENSE OVER: Dave Rickards Returns To 100.7 Jack FM Next Week

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– San Diegans had become increasingly concerned by the unexplained absence of popular DSC Show host, Dave Rickards on 100.7 Jack FM who has been off the air for nearly a month. As the weeks mounted, the radio industry was abuzz with similar questions. Yesterday, blogger Joe Nelson allayed fears with an announcement that Rickards would indeed be returning to the chair soon. Tending to what Nelson described as 'undisclosed matters' he shared a released statement given exclusively to SanDiegoRadio stating Rickards will return Monday, September 16 and rejoin his team of Shelly Dunn, Cookie 'Chainsaw' Randolph, Chris Boyer, Ruth 66, and Emily Maguire (shown). In Dave's absence, Fellow KFMB teammates have stepped in nicely to fill the void. Program Director Mike O'Reilly, Sam The Cooking Guy, Larry Himmel, and this week, News 8 anchor Phil Blauer. The station is scheduled to begin airing promos for his return this week.

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New York City's Hot 97's Mister Cee Resigns Amid More (S)ex Solicitation Allegations

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Longtime Hot 97 New York host Mister Cee told his listeners yesterday: "Today is my last day on Hot 97 ... In reality, I kind of knew this day would come." This comes following a video of his alleged brief encounter with a blogger named Bimbo Winehouse that went viral where you hear the radio host ask for oral (s)ex for $100. Emmis management then released an official statement , stating: “Due to some personal circumstances that have become public, after 20 years of service, Mr Cee has chosen to resign. We feel that this is in the best interest of both HOT 97 and Cee’s personal well-being. While we do not endorse the alleged activities, he is clearly facing a personal dilemma that is for him and only him to comment on. We are saddened by his departure; his contributions here at HOT 97 were great and we know him as a friend, a caring individual and significant hip hop advocate. We wish Mr Cee the best and will always consider him a family member of HOT 97" wrote Alex Cameron, SVP/General Manager of HOT97. Back in May, Cee was arrested after allegedly soliciting (s)ex from an undercover male police officer posing as a prostitute. Following the arrest, Cee appeared on HOT 97’s morning show and said he believed it was "a sting operation.”

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Twin Cities' 105 “The Ticket”, Debuts Live And Local Afternoon Show; Tom Barnard Anchors One Hour Segment

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Beginning this week, Minneapolis sports veterans Bob Sansevere and Mike Morris will host the 3pm to 6pm drive time show Monday thru Friday. Additionally, legendary KQRS morning personality Tom Barnard will anchor a one-hour segment from 6pm to 7pm weekdays. Operations Manager Scott Jameson- “adding the local credibility of Bob and Mike complements our existing line-up of top Talent from our network partner CBS Sports. The Twin Cities now has a listener centric, pure sports local afternoon talk show. We’re also thrilled to have market legend Tom Barnard join The Ticket for his daily segment from 6pm-7pm. Bob Sansevere has been Sports Director on the KQ Morning Show for over 2 decades. Bob remains with KQRS in morning drive along with Tom Barnard while adding afternoons on Sports Radio 105 The Ticket. “The Superstar” Mike Morris returns to Twin Cities Sports Radio after a 10 year run on KFXN. Mike is a former NFL player with the Minnesota Vikings. Tom Barnard has handled mornings on KQRS for 27 years.

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Kidd's Kid Is Now Running Kidd's Kids

Would Like To Take The Charity National

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– It's been just over a month since the untimely death of her father, Kidd Kraddick, but now his only child, Caroline Cradick (shown) is picking up where Kidd left off, with his beloved Kidd's Kids Charity. In an appearance on KTXD TV/Dallas, she said she's been going to Disneyworld since she was three while joining her dad on his annual cause in bringing disabled and terminally ill children to the park. Now, she says, "Kidd's Kid Is Running Kidd's Kids." "I want to take it national. There's a point where this could be the largest charity in the world," said Caroline. Due To her father's radio career, she said there wasn't enough time to take it further. The next trip to Disneyworld is planned in November. WATCH VIDEO

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New York Yankees And CBS Radio Team For Multi-Year Broadcast

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– The New York Yankees announced that they have reached a multi-year broadcast agreement with CBS RADIO for Yankees games to be simulcast on WFAN-AM 660 and WFAN-FM 101.9 beginning in 2014. Both radio stations will carry all Yankees regular season and postseason games, Yankees pregame and postgame shows, as well as broadcasts of select Yankees spring training games. “We are privileged to welcome the New York Yankees to WFAN,” said Dan Mason, CBS RADIO President and CEO. “There is no bigger name in baseball than the Yankees, nor an organization so steeped in tradition. As the nation's premier sports radio station we look forward to capturing all the excitement surrounding the team, and bringing it to millions of fans for many years to come.”

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Sean Combs On The Hunt For Next Ryan Seacrest [VIDEO]


THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Looking to become the next multimedia star? If so, music mogul Sean Combs wants you. He's now launched a national talent search to find the next Ryan Seacrest or Nick Cannon with an open casting call for on-air talent for Combs’ newest venture planned for next month. According to wavenewspapers.com by way of Instagram video posted Monday, Combs asking candidates between the ages of 13 and 25 to submit a 15-second audition tape for Revolt TV, a music-orientated cable channel that promises to deliver music videos, live performances, news and interviews. Participants must use both #iamrevolt and another hashtag to describe their musical style, for example #alternative, #EDM, #hiphop. The video must end by saying “I AM REVOLT.” Would-be TV stars have until Sept. 30 to upload their entries. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Brand Master Jones Gets Book Makeover By Way Of India

As it turns out, India is the biggest English language business market in the world

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Newcap's Steve Jones who dazzled attendees at last month's Morning Show Boot Camp is also the author of 'Brand Like A Rock Star." Yesterday, we couldn't help but notice his highly popular pub' had undergone a cover makeover. As it turned out, following its debut in India, they've re-did the cover. Jones explained to Jockline Daily "I have an agent who has shopped the book internationally, and it was picked up by Westland publishing in India. They are a pretty big publisher over there. As it turns out, India is the biggest English language business market in the world. So I'm pretty excited! It comes out there in November." The idea for Brand Like A Rock Star goes back to a spring night in 2009 in Austin, Texas when Jones was sitting on a patio, sipping a beer, and listening to a Jimmy Buffett song play in the background. I started to wonder... how did Jimmy, with just one minor hit in his career, become one of rock & roll's biggest concert draws and turn "Margaritaville" into a multi-million dollar brand? The Grateful Dead did the same thing. One by one, the bands brought business into focus for me. From that, the blog was born. And in time, the blog turned into the book. Jones will be a featured panelist this month at the NAB/RAB in Orlando, with Cumulus' Mike Mcvay as moderated. PURCHASE BOOK HERE

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TOP NEWS FROM THE UK

By Graham Mack

Movie Firm Bans BBC Radio 5 Live From Talking With Their Talent

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– The BBC is locked in a bitter row with a film company after Diana star Naomi Watts was accused of storming out of a radio interview. Entertainment One, one of the UK’s biggest movie firms, has banned Radio 5 Live from talking to any of their “talent” and blasted DJ Simon Mayo for acting “unprofessionally”. It comes after Naomi appeared to take offence to Simon’s line of questions while discussing her lead role in the new film about Princess Diana. The actress met with Simon and co-host Mark Kermode, last week to pre-record an interview for their weekly show Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review. But Simon – who has interviewed Hollywood heavyweights such as Richard Curtis, Anne Hathaway and Michael Douglas – was left stunned by Naomi’s sudden exit. Following the incident, Simon tweeted: “A first for me as Naomi Watts walked out of an interview! "She seemed a tad uncomfortable with the questions. Shame.”

Star of 'House' Gets Radio Show - Hugh Laurie, he former 'House' star who has recorded two blues albums, will front a six-part series on the blues on BBC Radio 2.

Kimberley Walsh to take over Denise Van Outen's Magic FM radio show Kimberley Walsh from the girl group “Girls Aloud” will be covering Denise Van Outen's radio slot whilst she treks the Great Wall of China for charity. During her trek, Van Outen has promised to phone in with regular updates about the walk for Magic listeners. Walsh and Van Outen sparked a friendship whilst climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief with a group of other celebrities, including Walsh's Girls Aloud bandmate Cheryl Cole.

Chris Evans Gives Away The Daughter He Abandoned BBC - Radio 2 Breakfast Host Chris Evans was a proud father of the bride as he walked his daughter Jade down the aisle this week. Jade Ward married her mechanic beau on Saturday in Ascot, Berkshire. Evans was just 21 when he fathered Jade. He walked out on her mother Alison Ward to pursue a career in broadcasting and has since reconciled with mother and daughter. Following the ceremony, Jade and her new husband drove off to their reception at her father's sprawling estate in Chris' famous pink Rolls-Royce Ghost, to a round of applause from guests and onlookers.

Hi to all of the US broadcasters I spoke to about the Royal Baby. If you need a British broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening in the UK. – Please call me on +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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MOTION: Kim Carson Returns To Michigan's Air Waves

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– WLAV 96.9 is bring back one of Grand Rapids most popular host, Kim Carson, who'll take over middays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. She told MLive, “I like music of all kinds, but it’s more about connecting with an audience for me. I’m pretty much the same on the air regardless of format but I’ve done classic rock before at WCSX in Detroit,” Carson said. With more than 30 years behind a mic, Carson got her start in Grand Rapids at WLHT-FM for Regent Broadcasting, now Townsquare Media. She later moved to 100.5 FM but budget cuts ended her run there in 2012. ––––––––––– WEND 106.5 The End/Charlotte co-host, Mel, (Melany Myers) will leave The Woody & Wilcox Show at the end of this month to pursue other opportunities. PHOTO/Ann Teliczan

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Nissan Hearts CCME With iHeart Radio In Select 2014 Vehicles

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– CCME announced iHeartRadio will be available in-dash of select 2014 Nissan vehicles via its made-for-driving application iHeartRadio for Auto (iHeartAuto), which enables seamless and standardized access to iHeartRadio's more than 1,500 live radio stations and user-created Custom Stations. "Working with Nissan to integrate iHeartRadio into the NissanConnect? platform allows our listeners to access the stations they love in a way designed to minimize distraction," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "Now, Nissan drivers will be able to tune into radio stations from anywhere in the country and keep connected to their favorite on-air personalities without having to worry about driving out of range." iHeartRadio is available across all major platforms including web, mobile, tablets, automotive, television and gaming devices. Visit iHeartRadio.com for a complete list of app availability and to download.

 

 

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1010 WINS New York News Anchor Savagely Beaten In Apparent Robbery

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Popular 1010 WINS New York news anchor Brian Cary (shown) was found beaten and semiconscious in a midtown building lobby late Monday following an apparent robbery. He was discovered by a neighbor who then called police. According to The New York Daily News he was rushed to Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he was found to have suffered a broken jaw and facial fractures and was listed in serious condition. While unable to speak, he was able convey to police that he was missing his cell phone and wallet. WINS PD, Ben Mevorach, told the Daily News the anchor’s colleagues are pulling for him. “Brian is a treasured member of the 1010 WINS family, and right now all of our focus is on helping him to recover,” said Mevorach. Police are currently investigating the attack and said no arrests have been made.

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Greg Strassell Crosses Over To CCME As Senior VP Of Programming

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– As Jockline Daily hinted yesterday, following this week's shocker that longtime CBS SVP/Programming, Greg Strassell was leaving his post, we knew he wouldn't be on the sidelines long. Try 24 hours. That's about how long it took CCME to announce that Strassell (shown) was named its Senior Vice President of Programming, effective immediately. He joins Clear Channel after spending the past nine years as Senior Vice President of Programming for CBS radio. Strassell oversaw its programming with a special focus on the company's pop music stations. Prior to CBS he served as Vice President of Product Development and Programming for American Radio Systems. He also previously launched and programmed WBMX, Mix 98.5 (now Mix 104.1), WZLX and WODS in Boston, WLOL in Minneapolis-St. Paul and WROK/WZOK in Rockford, Ill. "Clear Channel is doing some very exciting initiatives and is where the best and brightest want to be," said Greg. "I'm looking forward to joining the programming team to contribute to future growth and ideas, and make very compelling and memorable radio along the way."

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Big D & Bubba Switching To Compass Media In 2014

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Beginning January 6, 2014 Compass Media will manage all aspects of national advertising sales, affiliate marketing, and syndication for the Big D & Bubba Show. “We're stoked about the next chapter in our professional lives and so appreciative of our partnerships with our existing advertisers and radio stations,” said Bubba, co-host of the Big D & Bubba Show which is currently syndicated by Premiere Networks. Added Big D, “We're ready for the next evolution of the show. We've formed our own company, Silverfish Media, to give us control of programming and production on all platforms - radio, digital, and TV. We are very excited to work with Compass as our partner". “Big D & Bubba are proven winners. We are elated to work with them,” said Peter Kosann, CEO & Founder of Compass Media Networks. The Big D & Bubba Show is a nationally syndicated, morning-drive, radio show, airing daily on over 50 FM country stations in the United States and around the world via Armed Forces Radio. Based from Nashville, Big D & Bubba have enjoyed over 15 years of national ratings success punctuated by the 2006 R&R Magazine Country Personality of the Year Award, and the 2007 Academy of Country Music National Personality of the Year Award.

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Don Lemon Calls Out Stars On Radio Debut [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– CNN's Don Lemon debuted this week on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Show and wasted no time getting attention by calling out today's stars. "No, they’re not activists, entrepreneurs, community mobilizers or preachers," said Lemon. "The new black leaders are the Waka Flocka’s, Rihanna’s and Beyonce’s of the world!" Lemon added later: 'We must question everything including our leaders and especially ourselves. So here’s my challenge for you today on my first day here, even if it’s just for today, to question what you think you know. To take the exact opposite position that you would normally take in a conversation or discussion even if it’s about race, whatever it is. And see where that leads you. Become curious today instead of judgmental. And in the process you might just change your mind.' Lemon will Joyner each Tue. and Thursday's show. PHOTO/Twitter LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Host's Handling Of Homophobic Rant Caller Earns Praise From Perez Hilton [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Looks like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' song 'Same Love' brought out the worst in one listener who decided to give U93 South Bend, IN afternoon host Artimis an earful. Of course, while he was listening he was also recording and Artimis decided to let his audience in on the hatin. Well, not only did they hear it, but apparently Perez Hilton caught wind of it, too. "Major kudos to the DJ for handling the call so calmly! We can't imagine how much we'd lose our minds listening to all that hatred spewing from him,' said Hilton. "Not surprisingly, the guy calling in did not give his whole name. LISTEN TO AUDIO AT PEREZ HILTON.COM

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SAVE THE DATE: iTunes Radio Launches 9/18

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Following its announcement in June, it looks like iTunes Radio will finally arrive next week. During yesterday's iPhone event, Apple announced the service will launch when iOS 7 becomes available on Sept. 18. According to mashable.com iTunes Radio is free with no ads for users of iTunes Match, which costs $24.99 for a year's subscription. The free internet radio will feature over 200 stations with a large catalogue of music. As previously reported, McDonald's, Pepsi, Nissan and Procter & Gamble have committed to ad campaigns. Reportedly , iTunes Radio advertisers agreed to spend at least $1 million with Apple from the start of 2014.

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Atlanta Host Takes Dive For Cousin Who Was Injured In Fall [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Last year after The Bert Show's co-host, Kristin Klingshirn's cousin John Hart was hurt in a skydiving fall. She said back then, on-air, the next time he got up there she would join for the ride. This week Kristin wondered aloud if that was such a good idea afterall as she sat high in the clouds alongside her cousin to take the jump. "This is the stupidest thing I've ever done in my entire life!!", screamed Kristin. Once finally on the ground, she told her cousin "People who do this everyday are out of their freakin' minds." John Hart, is an instructor at Start Skydiving in Middletown, OH. where Kristin took the dive. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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A Dozen Years Later, The Memories Still Linger

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Many reading this were on the air that morning on 9/11/01. At 8:46 am et, the first plane hit the World Trade Center's north tower. From there, the south tower, next the Pentagon in Washington and finally a fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, including those aboard the four planes. Of course none of us will ever forget this tragic day or the lives of those lost or their families. Without fail, it was truly one of the darkest days in our history. That said, perhaps Martin Luther King's words will serve to inspire: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” PHOTO/emin kuliyev / Shutterstock.com

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CMA Announces 2013 Awards Finalists

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– Steve Wariner revealed the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists this morning via Live Stream from CMA’s Nashville offices. According to Music Row, normally, five finalists are selected for CMA Broadcast Personality and CMA Radio Station of the Year in four categories: Small, Medium, Large, and Major Market. However, this year they were especially competitive with ties in three categories. Large Market Personality of the Year has seven nominees vying for the trophy while Small Market Personality of the Year and Major Market Station of the Year each have six contenders. Among this year's finalists include National Personality of the year: “American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Cumulus Media Networks and Dial Global (now Westwood One) “The Lia Show” (Lia Knight). In the major market category, Ben & Matt in the Morning of KNIX, Phoenix, AZ., Cornbread Morning Show (Jeff Law, Judi Diamond, and Mac Douglas) – WIL, St. Louis, MO. and The Doc and Andie Show” (Ken Medek, Andie Summers, and Kevin Crockett) of WXTU, Philadelphia, PA., The “Paul Schadt Morning Show” (shown) (Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, and Geof Knight) – WKKT, Charlotte-Gastonia, N.C./ Rock Hill, S.C. and Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” (Laurie DeYoung, Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre, and Claire Scattergood) at WPOC, Baltimore, MD. were among those named. The 47th Annual CMA Awards, to be held Wed., Nov. 6 beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC and broadcast live by ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the event for the sixth time. See the list of nominees in artist categories here. CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE LIST

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SHOCKER: Greg Strassell Exits CBS Radio

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– Following a 15 year run with CBS Radio, Senior VP/Programming Greg Strassell announced his exit for what will likely be a short-lived stay on the sidelines. With past stints at Infinity Broadcasting, Mix 98.5 and Oldies 103.3/Boston, he also programmed WLOL/Minneapolis and WROR/Boston. CBS Executive VP/Programming Chris Oliviero commenting on Greg’s departure, "He is moving on to other opportunities within the industry and I know that you all join me in thanking Greg for his many years of contributions to CBS Radio, as well as wishing him and his family all the best in the future." Oliviero added " "I have worked side by side with Greg for nearly a decade and know firsthand his passion and dedication to our radio stations, and of course you our fellow programmers. I have enjoyed partnering with him to help build an outstanding portfolio of stations and world class brands."

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Marlene Trevino Named Market President For San Antonio; Leigh Jacobs Tapped As EVP Of Perceptual Research

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– CCME San Antonio announced that Marlene Trevino has been named Market President, effective immediately. Trevino arrives from CBS Radio in Dallas, where she has served as the General Sales Manager for KMVK since 2011. She also previously worked at Radio One and Una Vez Mas an Azteca America Affiliate Group in Dallas. Trevino joined Clear Channel Dallas in 2002 as a Senior Account Executive at KDMX and served a variety of stations in the market as General Sales Manager until 2008."Since I am a product of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's training and leadership development, I am most excited about the opportunity to come back to the Clear Channel family," said Trevino. "I am proud to have the opportunity to lead a successful market like San Antonio. With the help of the current San Antonio team and the diverse opportunities this market offers, I am thrilled to get started on the efforts that will bring us even greater growth." –––––– NuVoodoo Media Services today announced that it has named prominent research and perceptual analyst, Leigh Jacobs (shown) as EVP of Perceptual Research. Jacobs, a co-founder of NuVoodoo, 15-year PD, and former EVP, Research for Critical Mass Media for almost a decade, will head the company's perceptual studies services, analyzing consumer research for radio stations, television and newspaper.

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MOTION: Z100 NY Welcomes Nate Marino To Duran Show; Elizabethany Joins Hot 99.5 D.C.; Dimino Headed To 680 The Fan

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– Z100 New York announced that Nate Marino (left) will join Elvis Duran and The Morning Show as its new Senior Executive Producer, effective September 30, 2013. Nate arrives from MYfm in Los Angeles, where he previously served as Executive Producer of Valentine in the Morning. His past experience also includes roles at KIIS-FM as part Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40. Marino will join Executive Producers, Skeery Jones and David Brody. In addition, Brody will expand his duties to include preparation and content development for morning shows nationwide as part of Premiere Networks. "Having already worked with radio greats Seacrest and Valentine, in my mind there is arguably only one other person at that level, and that is Elvis Duran. He was my inspiration to get into radio in the first place and to work with him is a dream come true," said Marino. –––––– Following Kruz's move last week to WZFT-FM/Baltimore, Hot99.5/Washington, DC now adds Elizabethany (right)as its new night host. She arrives from Hot 100.5/Norfolk. ––––––– Chris Dimino who was let go by 790/The Zone back in June following a bit which mocked former Saint's baller Steve Gleason who suffers from ALS, is now returning the air at 680 The Fan. Of course, he'll first have to sit out another 6 mos. of non-compete. The AJC's Rodney Ho described Dimino as least culpable in the bit, as it was fellow host, Nick Cellini, who came up with the idea to play knock-knock jokes with a robotic-voiced Steve Gleason. Ho says Dimino expressed reservations from the get go and stayed largely silent.

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Listen As Amp 103.3 Boston's TJ Tells His Parents He's Engaged With Added Prankage [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– Leave it to former Elvis Duran producer turned host, TJ Taormina, of Boston's Amp 103.3 morning show to add some radio flair to his engagement to girlfriend Jess. First surprising his co-host Loren with news of the engagement, he then says he recorded a call to his parents with the news. In the playback his mom answers the phone and he says has some news to share with both her and his dad. She says 'he's busy right now --- in the bathroom." TJ, of course, asked 'doing what?,' to which his mom jokes "what do you think?" A bit later when his father finally picks up the phone TJ explains that Jess is pregnant and that they're both going to have a quicky wedding before a justice of the peace over the weekend. While both mom and dad try to act cool, you can tell they weren't thrilled until TJ finally admits Jess is NOT pregnant, but that he had proposed. "So you're engaged! Congratulations," his clearly relieved mom says. Jockline Daily sends out our best wishes to the happy couple and we're sure Jess and the rest of the family can now count on a life filled with many more often embarrassing on-air fun and games. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

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Mike McVay To Lead Star Power Panel At NAB

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– The 2013 Radio Show, co-produced by the NAB and RAB will feature ABC News Radio White House Correspondent Ann Compton (right), syndicated radio Host/comedian D.L. Hughley and author Steve Jones on a session titled "Tap Into Your Star Power and Build Your Brand." Mike McVay, senior vice president, Corporate/Programming for Cumulus Media and Cumulus Media Networks, will serve as moderator. Compton, a White House correspondent for ABC News since 1974, was the first woman assigned to cover the White House by a network television news organization. On September 11, 2001, Compton was the only broadcast reporter allowed to remain on board Air Force One with President Bush. The D.L. Hughley Show, is syndicated by Reach Media and launched last month in 39 markets. Jones, who spent 27 years in the music industry, witnessed the rise and fall of many legendary rock stars. His book, "Brand Like A Rock Star," uses examples from U2, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, The Beatles, KISS, Jimmy Buffett and Bob Dylan. In this session, Jones will provide analysis of Compton and Hughley's unique and positive brands. He will also share anecdotes on "brands gone bad," offering suggestions on what to avoid and why.

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Longtime Philly Host And Civic Leader, E. Steven Collins Passes Away

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– Philadelphia radio legend and civic leader E. Steven Collins died Monday morning from a heart attack, according to Radio One, where Collins served as director of urban marketing and external Relations and hosted a weekly show, Philly Speaks on Old School 100.3. "Collins was a valued member of the Radio One Family for over a decade, and brought together the corporate, civic, clergy and overall community for a positive good,” said Radio One chairperson and founder Catherine Hughes. “I personally recruited E. and firmly believe that it was one of the wisest hires of an exemplary executive and broadcaster.” Collins was also actively involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Urban League of Philadelphia, the African-American Museum and Concerned Black Men of Philadelphia. Collins is survived by his wife Lisa, and sons Rashid and Langston as well as relatives, friends and legions of listeners around the region and beyond.

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Castronovo Takes One For The Gators

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2013 –– As most everyone in South Florida knows, Paul Castronovo is arguably the biggest Florida Gators fan in the world. Equally as such, filmmaker Billy Corben could be the biggest Miami Hurricanes fan. In honor of the in state rivalry game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Gators Saturday (9/7/13), Billy Corben made an interesting bet with Paul Castronovo. The fan of the losing team has to be painted in glitter with the opposite team's colors. Paul and the Gators lost, so he has to be painted in Miami Hurricanes Glitter and replace his social media photos with his new look. And while Castronovo’s beloved Florida Gators may have come up on the wrong end of the score in their rivalry game with the University of Miami, but no one can say the co-host of “Paul & Young Ron Show” doesn’t pay off his bets. As you can see, Paul had to wear a t-shirt that taunted the Gators, have his face and hands painted with orange and green glitter, and flash the ‘U’ for photos that had to go on all his social media sites for the ensuing week. SEE MORE OF THE PAYOFF HERE

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TRN's Mark Masters Issues Statement: Calls Rumors Of Shutdown Unfounded

Broadcast of All Shows Outside Of ARNN To Continue Without Interruption

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– Following speculation last Friday from various media sources suggesting Talk Radio Network's demise, its CEO Mark Masters has now issued a statement calling rumors of an alleged shutdown unfounded. He did state that 'All of the TRN companies have been severely damaged by what he claimed were "Dial Global/Westwood One conduct" and various various legal actions which TRN companies have brought, or will bring, against them. "That conduct has forced all of these companies to make wrenching internal decisions and to take painful internal actions," says Masters. He added, "As Dial Global/Westwood One has been collecting our advertising revenues, but refusing to pay them over to us or to account for them, these companies have now been forced to reduce as many operating costs as possible. However, the current rumors of an alleged shutdown of broadcasting operations for non-ARNN programming are unfounded. Broadcasts of the other programs are continuing without interruption. America’s Radio News Network (“ARNN”), and additional actions which will be the subject of future filings, have now forced them to suspend ARNN and its broadcast operations pending the successful outcome of its actions against Dial Global/Westwood. ARNN has arranged for appropriate feeds to be provided to its affiliates for a reasonable period of time to enable them to secure alternate programming.

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CONDOLENCES: Chicago Radio Legend, Don Wade Passes Away

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– Earlier last week, Roma, one half of the legendary Don & Roma Show on WLS-AM/Chicago posted on Facebook to keep Don Wade in our thoughts and prayers. By Friday night, our fears turned true as she posted: "Last Friday morning, my hero, my best friend, my soulmate left this mortal coil behind and entered the realm of spirit while wrapped in my loving arms. God blessed us with almost an entire year since Don's surgery to embrace life, love, family, and adventure, all while knowing that his time on this beautiful earth was drawing to a close. What a gift! What a joy to be entrusted with my magnificent man's care for that precious time ... Just know that we had a lifetime of blessings together and one of the very best was sharing our thoughts,our family, our joys and sorrows with YOU, our radio family. You meant the world to us." Perhaps Chicago media blogger, Robert Feder said it best by writing: "Don Wade defined talk radio in Chicago for nearly 30 years. But without a doubt, his greatest legacy was the extraordinary partnership he shared on and off the air with his wife, co-host and inspiration, Roma." Wade first arrived in Chicago in 1982 as a morning host on WUSN FM 99.5. In 1985, he crossed over to WLS, where he was later joined by Roma. Although married since 1979, they didn’t tell listeners they were husband and wife until 1998.

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Robin Quivers Explains Time Off; Says She's Been Battling Cancer, But Now A Survivor

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– Following time off from the show, Robin Quivers, Howard Stern's longtime co-host told listeners on today's show the reason she's been off is that she was battling cancer for the past year. During that time, Quivers explained, she has been undergoing cancer treatment. She said her doctors say the chemotherapy and other procedures were a success because she is currently cancer free. During an emotional segment on this morning's show, Stern said he feared Quivers wouldn’t return to the show and that he didn’t think she would make it through chemotherapy. “I gotta be honest, I thought she was a goner.”

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NASH FM Expands To Six More Cumulus Stations

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– Cumulus announces the expansion of the NASH FM Country music and lifestyle brand to six additional stations. As of today, these stations will be known as NASH FM – with their logos, websites and on-air promotions using “NASH FM” and “Powered by NASH” (Fayetteville, AR), KXKC (Lafayette, LA), WMDH (Muncie, IN), WLFF (Myrtle Beach, SC), WFYR (Peoria, IL) and WJCL (Savannah, GA). “Following our debut of the NASH FM brand earlier this year we’re excited about expanding NASH to more radio stations as well as bringing NASH content to other forms of media including video and magazines,” said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus. Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January of this year starting with flagship “America’s Country Station” NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. In addition to Country format radio stations, the NASH brand will include a NASH magazine, online content and television programming.

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Boomer Esiason To Be Regular Guest On 98.5 Boston's Toucher & Rich Show

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio's 98.5 The Sports Hub has announced the addition of Boomer Esiason to the Toucher and Rich Show Monday show for the entire 2013 football season. Esiason was a top quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. Esiason is currently a studio analyst for THE NFL TODAY, the CBS Television Network’s NFL pre-game show, and serves as co-host of the highly-rated “Boomer and Carton Show” on New York’s WFAN-AM/FM radio. Additionally, he calls “Monday Night Football” radio broadcasts for Westwood One. 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM) is owned and operated by CBS Radio.

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TRN's Mark Masters Denies Rumors Regarding Operation; Statement Forthcoming

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– Contrary to unconfirmed reports surrounding troubles at Talk Radio Network, CEO Mark Masters (shown) has reached out to say that programming will continue, that he has not shut down and 'harmful' rumors suggesting otherwise are not true. He added that he would be releasing a statement shortly. On Sunday night, blogger Rich Lieberman posted that the network, in fact, had shut down as of last Friday. This was followed by a statement on PR Newswire from Mary Donovan who suggested other issues involving communication with talent. Adding to Master's comments, one source close to the situation told Jockline Daily he felt things would work out for TRN, 'just belt tightening and budgets.'

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iHeartRadio Launches New Mobile App Features for Talk

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– CCME announced additional enhancements for the iHeartRadio Talk experience on iOS and Android mobile apps. The updated apps will feature a directory for Talk that now allows users the ability to browse and select from hundreds of programs. For the first time ever, segments from "The View" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will be available to coincide with ABC's new season.. Launched in late July, iHeartRadio Talk is the first audio platform offering on-demand, listener-created talk content alongside popular news, celebrity and entertainment audiosodes. "Since launching, iHeartRadio Talk has already demonstrated that it's an important source of information for the on-the-go consumer, with 60 percent of Talk users accessing via their mobile devices ­ and that has been with very limited mobile functionality," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.

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FRED JACOBS: Classic Rock Is Far From Dead

Following a piece by writer Bob Lefseth with the headline "Classic Rock was dead," the format's architect, Fred Jacobs, quipped it was like deja vu all over again. He referenced a Billboard article back in 1986 which summed up the format’s progress after just 18 months by noting that while Classic Rock was thriving, “some insist it’s just a passing phase.” There was a lot of that in the early years of the format, said Jacobs. As far as the format, Jacobs says "There are now more Classic Rock (and Classic Hits) radio stations than Mainstream/Active, Alternative, and Triple A outlets combined. And as recently as this past spring, the Arbitron numbers confirmed that Classic Rock ratings are not only stable – they’ve been growing." Jacobs opined that Lefseth's title has nothing to do with a radio format and everything to do with the ethos and emotion that the artists we now call “Classic Rockers” brought to the table decades ago. He points out that with few exceptions, success in the music world today has been redefined. It’s now almost entirely about the song, while the character, politics, and fabric of the performer who creates it is as disposable and meaningless as most of the music itself. He adds that "the fact that Classic Rock concerts continue to be commercially successful speaks to both the lasting power of the music and the ways in which the artists resonated with the times in which they rose to power." READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE. PHOTO/Jacobs

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YOU'RE SAFE: Ryan Seacrest 'Million Second Quiz' Not Preempted By President's Speech

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– Happy to report one of the season's most talked about new show's, NBC's 'The Million Dollar Quiz' hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will not be preempted by President Obama's Tuesday night speech on Syria. According to The Daily Caller, the speech is scheduled for about fifteen minutes, will air after the one-hour second episode of “Million Second Quiz,” and will be followed immediately by an all-new episode of “America’s Got Talent” at 9:15 p.m. ET, according to the NBC schedule. Many are calling 'Million Second Quiz' one of the most revolutionary game shows to arrive on TV since 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.' The show is a state-of-the-art, new live competition where contestants test the limits of their knowledge, nerve and endurance as they battle each other in intense head-to-head bouts of trivia for 12 consecutive days and nights. When the million second draw to a close, the champions will compete in a grand finale and the ultimate winner will claim the largest prize in game show history. The show is the first fully convergent television experience, where viewers from all across America will be able to play along in sync with the game during primetime and get a chance to be chosen live on air as a contestant for the following night’s primetime show.

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MOTION: Mike Ondayko Exits WZBA/Baltimore

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013 –– Baltimore classic rocker WZBA has parted ways with market vet Mike Ondayko. On his Facebook page he posted: To all my friends: citing the infamous words- "We wanna go in a different direction" 100.7 The Bay said adios to me yesterday (9/6). I wish them the best of luck! Meanwhile- I still like puppies, long walks on the beach and traveling so PM me if you know of any new adventures out there. Thanks for all your support and friendships!!!. The Shamrock-owned station, which is enjoying great ratings, is now looking for a new afternoon drive host.

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Eric & Kathy Radiothon Raises $1,454,327.29 In 14 Hours

The 14th Annual Eric & Kathy Radiothon Raises $1,454,327.29 for Lurie Children’s In just 14 hours. With the help from corporate backing from companies like Walgreens and Fifth Third Bank and Chicago Sports celebrities like Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook from the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, every dollar raised during the Eric & Kathy Radiothon stays right here in Chicago and will be used for pediatric research, patient care, education and advocacy efforts. From 6:00A.M. until 8:00P.M. on Friday, September 6, 2013, Eric & Kathy broadcast live from the Crown Sky Garden of Lurie Children’s, airing the heartfelt stories of heroic children battling critical, or even fatal conditions in hopes of helping other children in need. The money raised at Eric & Kathy Radiothon will be used locally for pediatric research, patient care, education and advocacy. Since it began in 2000, the Eric & Kathy Radiothon has raised more than $23 million for Lurie Children’s.

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LEW DICKEY: Local Host Heir Apparent To Limbaugh Slot On WABC [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Forbe's Betty Liu sat down yesterday with Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey for an extended interview. While discussing the latest acquisition of Dial Global and numerous other related topics, the subject soon turned to Rush Limbaugh whom they recently re-signed to a new deal with the exception of New York City. Offering a slight peek into its future plans, Dickey revealed they plan to replace Rush in New York with a local show. As for the recent news of not extending with Sean Hannity, he mentioned that he wanted to “de-couple” Hannity’s show from the Limbaugh show. No word was given on how they'll fill Hannity's slot on WABC either. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Rush Limbaugh To Release Children's Book 'Rush Revere

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Speaking of Rush, The Premiere Networks talker has had a number of best selling political books, but has now headed into children's market. His new book is called "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans" and will be released on October 29th. Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners, so he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In this book, he is transported back to the deck of the Mayflower. On this week's show, Limbaugh said it "does not have an agenda" and "there's no politics in this." According to his website, the lead character "Rush Revere" is a substitute school teacher, with a talking horse, who takes some students back in time to the first Thanksgiving. Limbaugh said America's young people are, sadly, not being taught what is in this book. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

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CBS Local Digital Media Kicks Off Wide Range Of Football Coverage

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– CBS Local Digital Media is lining up its special teams to bring pro football fans a variety of insightful and entertaining programming, and can’t miss analysis seven days a week during the 2013 season. Live and on-demand coverage has kicked-off on Fan Sports Live and across CBS Local websites in 24 markets nationwide. The online websites will offer in-depth previews and analysis of every game, as well as headlines and trending storylines, blogs, live scoring, schedules, photo galleries, and stadium guides. Additionally, football fans can listen live to any of CBS RADIO’s more than two dozen all-sports stations such as WFAN-AM/FM in New York, WSCR-AM in Chicago, WBZ-FM in Boston and WXYT-FM in Detroit. Visitors to Fan Sports Live can also find the following original video series, and a complete archive of interviews andthe latest shows: Tailgate Fan – Join host Jerry Miller (shown) as he travels to a different stadium week after week in search of the best tailgate.
Player Style Files – The show for the fan who wants to know what their favorite NFL player is like off the field. Sports Verdict – Every Thursday, you are the jury in the Sports Verdict, with WCBS-TV’s Otis Livingston as the judge of this clash of opinions by noted sports experts. Pre-Game Playlist – Is it Daft Punk, Robin Thicke or Jay-Z on the playlist of the NFL’s biggest stars?
And for those fans who think they know their football better than anyone else, the free Knockout Pool and Pro Football Challenge are just two ways they can test their knowledge each week of the season for a chance to win great prizes.

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Tulsa’s KRMG News/Talk Radio to Air The Martha Zoller Show

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Listeners of Cox Media Group Tulsa’s KRMG News/Talk 102.3 FM/AM 740 will hear a new voice when “The Martha Zoller Show” joins its Sunday night schedule. Zoller’s talk radio career began in 1994 after being a regular caller to WDUN AM 550. Her first call to the station was prompted by Hillary Clinton’s lament that “she could have stayed at home and baked cookies.” From 2008 to 2011, Zoller was syndicated on GNN. She has been regular panelist on Fox 5 Atlanta’s The Georgia Gang, has been seen on CNN, FNC and MSNBC and has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight, The Newshour on PBS and NBC’s The Today Show. Zoller has written for Human Events Online, Pajamas Media, Daily Caller and various other publications. Her first book, Indivisible: Uniting Values in a Divided America, was released November, 2005 from Stroud and Hall Publishers. In 1997, Zoller won to GABBY for Best Locally Produced Talk Show in Georgia. From 1996 to 2001, Zoller hosted the award winning public affairs program, “The Brenau News Forum.”She joined Cox Media Group on WXKT FM 103.7 in November, 2009 and returned to the airwaves on WGAU in Athens in January on “Zoller and Bryant.” On March 11, 2013, “Zoller and Bryant” went statewide in Georgia. GNN will pick up the syndication in September 2013.

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Erica Farber To Lead Discussion With State Farm Executives At NAB

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that executives from State Farm® and OMD will participate in a Q&A at the 2013 Radio Show Advertiser Luncheon. State Farm is one of the country's leading broadcast advertisers. RAB President and CEO Erica Farber (shown) will moderate a discussion with Tim Van Hoof, assistant vice president of marketing, State Farm and Sumeet Kanwar, managing director, Midwest & Strategy for OMD, State Farm's media planning and buying agency partner. "The Advertiser Luncheon is always a Radio Show highlight and an opportunity for attendees to learn to leverage Radio’s unique ability to attract and retain top advertisers," Farber said. "Mr. Van Hoof, as a key decision maker, and Mr. Kanwar, as a key influencer, offer valuable perspectives for one of Radio’s largest advertising clients."

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Woman Lands Job With Cumulus Station After Posting "Take My Resume" Sign On Public Square

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– You have to hand it to Wilkes-Barre's Laura Doherty, 27, who stood on a street corner, dressed in formal attire in Wilkes-Barre holding a sign listing her credentials with the headline "Take my resume." According to The Citizen's Voice, despite having a master's degree in counseling and applying for 250 positions, Ms. Doherty said she hasn't been able to find a professional job. After only a half-hour on her street-marketing shift, Ms. Doherty said she had already given away 15 resumes. Doherty said she got the idea to promote herself in the street from a co-worker at Olive Garden, where she waits tables while looking for a more permanent gig. This led to three interviews with Cumulus Media, but was passed over in a sales position. She then followed up with the company and received another offer to interview for another round of hiring. She then started her new job Tuesday. Gerald Getz, the vice president and market manager of Cumulus Media in Wilkes-Barre, said he eventually decided to hire Doherty - despite her lack of sales experience - because of her "drive" and "passion." According to the article, he first heard about his newest employee after another sales representative in his office saw Doherty from a car during her resume distributing in Public Square and relayed their conversation to the boss. PHOTO/The Citizens Voice

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Naomi Watts Storms Out Of Radio Interview While Promoting Princess Diana Biopic [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Heads up for anyone set to interview Naomi Watts about her portrayal of Princess Diana in a new biopic. She may walk out and there's a chance you'll never know why. That was the case this week for BBC Radio 2 host Simon Mayo (shown) who tweeted that Naomi Watts walked out in the middle of his interview with her about her Princess Diana biopic. He tweeted to his 162,000 followers: "A first for me and @twittertainment as Naomi Watts walked out of an interview!" "She seemed a tad uncomfortable with the questions. Shame." According to US Magazine, he later said in an interview: "The honest answer is I have no idea. You know my hectoring style is always a problem." Watts has yet to acknowledge the incident. However, she has admitted in recent interviews that she's somewhat anxious about how Diana will be received, particularly by the late princess' two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. As for the film WATCH TRAILER HERE

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Billy Currington Pounces On His Biggest Regret In Life With Fitz [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2013 –– Fitz from Fitz in the Morning on KKWF Seattle - KWJJ Portland and host of the Nationally syndicated Powered By Country Countdown asked country star Billy Currington a number of questions about things he would consider if he only had 24 hours left to live. This included how he would want to exit; Wouldhe be headed to heaven or hell? What would be his last meal (peanut butter and jelly with some Capt' Crunch cereal)? But finally, he was asked what his biggest regret was regarding the one woman he never hooked up with, or gave a call to. without so much as a pause, Billy said Shania Twain, but then added his ultimate intention. Hide the kids and LISTEN TO AUDIO

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Entercom Prevails In Wee Fro Wii Reimbursement Case By Former Employee

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2013 –– It's been nearly seven years since the tragic death of Jennifer Strange, a participant in KDND/Sacramento's 2007 "Hold Your Wee For A Wii" contest. In the latest legal twist, Matt Carter, then a part-time employee who handed out bottles of water during the promotion, sought to get his legal expenses reimbursed. According to The Central Valley Business Times, four days after Strange's death, he and others were fired, but Entercom promised to provide legal counsel. Carter chose instead to hire his own lawyer whose fees and other costs totaled $807,421.22. He then wanted Entercom to reimburse him for these fees. A California Appeal court now says Mr. Carter “did not have an absolute right to chose his own attorney to represent him at the expense of his employer” or the radio station’s insurance company. “Nor did the fact that he faced potential liability for punitive damages and potential criminal charges give him the right to insist that his employer or its insurer pay for the attorney he chose,” the appellate court said. Strange's death resulted in a jury awarding the woman’s husband and other plaintiffs a total of $16.57 million. READ COURT DOC. HERE

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TRN'S Mark Mast