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    April 21st, 2024, 11:20 PM
    From Radio Online: The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced The Philip J. Lombardo Spirit Award to be presented annually at the Golden Mic Award Gala beginning in 2025. The Spirit Award will be bestowed upon an individual who exhibits the spirit of dedication and relentless drive to the Broadcasters Foundation More...
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    April 21st, 2024, 10:50 PM
    From Radio Online: Flightpath, a predictive analytics platform for the podcasting industry, unveils its latest partnership with Realm. Flightpath's inventory and campaign management platform now gives Realm forecasting capabilities twelve months into the future, enabling revenue goals to be met consistently. Realm is a studio More...
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    April 21st, 2024, 05:20 PM
    From Radio Online: Magnum Media's WBKY-FM (95.9) has moved from Portage, WI to Stoughton-Janesville, WI, effective on April 20 after a 21-year arduous journey. Additionally, Magnum is carrying WBKY programming on WSJY-FM-HD4, which also re-broadcasts on Madison translator W258CM which operates on 99.5 More...
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    April 21st, 2024, 04:20 PM
    From Radio Insight: Following last month’s departure of Cash Warren after five years in mornings, Max Media Country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH-FM Newport News/Norfolk VA has parted ways with Annaliese Lemieux-Kaplan. Lemieux-Kaplan joined WGH-FM in July 2021 from Saga Communications Charlottesville where she served as MD/morning co-host at AC ?Z95.1? WQMZ and midday host at Country ?C-Ville Country 92.7? WCVL. She began her career in Burlington VT at CHR “Planet 96.7” WXZO and Hot AC ?Star 92.9? WEZF. Annaliese tells RadioInsight that she intends to stay in the Hampton Roads and is open to local opportunities or remote voicetracking work. She can be reached at annaliese.lemieuxkaplan@gmail.com. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Annaliese (@miss_alk) more
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    April 21st, 2024, 03:50 PM
    From Radio Insight: Magnum Media has completed the move of “Bucky Country” 95.9 WBKY from Portage WI to Stoughton where it will now cover the Janesville market and has added translator coverage on 99.5 W258CM Madison fed by 107.3 WSJY-HD4 Fort Atkinson. Owner David Magnum says the move to Stoughton started twenty one years ago stating, “My two sons, Reid and Ty, were just lads when we started this process. Whenever we reminisce about the umpteen Town and County zoning meetings and hearings, we make sure to have a stout beer in hand.? The company noted that the combination of the two analog signals provides in-car coverage from Arlington to Beloit. With the move from Portage (where it also served Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells) to Stoughton, the station creates a new Janesville Country competitor to CMC Media’s 104.5 WSLD and the translator becomes the third Country signal in Madison joining iHeartMedia’s “96.3 Star Country” WMAD and Mid-West Family Broadcasting’s “Q106” WWQM. The translator had been rebroadcasting 107.3 WSJY’s primary AC format. more
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    April 21st, 2024, 01:30 PM
    From Radio Insight: FCC ActionsThe FCC has set the comment period for the its proposed rulemaking allowing FM Boosters to originate up to three minutes of programming per hour. Comments must be submitted by May 16, with reply comments due by June 17. Silent Notifications Athabascan Fiddlers Association’s 93.9 KRLL-FM Circle AK (Silent since October 2023 due to flood damage) University of Alaska’s 91.5 KSUA Fairbanks AK (Power turned off at roof with antenna until May 3) KASA Radio Hogar’s 1540 KASA Phoenix AZ (Transmitter replacement) Estrella Broadcasting’s 92.5 KXQX Tusayan AZ (Loss of tower site) Radio Punjab’s 1310 KMKY Oakland CA (Loss of tower site) Church Planters of America’s 89.7 WGIW Pilot Mountain NC (Damaged coaxial cables) Educational Media Foundation’s 91.3 KLXZ Ruidoso NM (Ice damage to satellite dish) VCY America’s 88.7 KVCH Huron SD (Antenna/Transmitter line burnout) North Texas Radio Group’s 93.9 KFON Groveton TX (Transmitter equipment failure) Storm Broadcasting’s 95.1 KKGT Jacksonville TX (Building out new CP) FM ChangesChristina Benavides’ Regional Mexican “La Ley 103.5” KAMZ Tahoka TX proposes a move closer to Lubbock This content is for Premium Annual and Premium Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. more
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    April 19th, 2024, 02:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Average Quarter Hour Share for Persons 6+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid Top 50 Share FEB 24 MAR 24 Calls Name Market Format Owner 14.5 13.7 WQMG-FM 97.1 QMG GREENSBORO Adult R&B Audacy 12.1 12.2 KBPA-FM 103.5 Bob FM AUSTIN Adult Hits Waterloo Media 11.5 12.2 WJGL-FM 96.9 The Eagle JACKSONVILLE Classic Hits Cox Media 10.9 11.4 KCMO-FM 94.9 KCMO KANSAS CITY Classic Hits Cumulus 10.2 11.3 WLW-AM Newsradio 700 WLW CINCINNATI News/Talk iHeartMedia 11.0 11.2 WGRR-FM 103.5 WGRR CINCINNATI Classic Hits Cumulus 13.0 11.0 WAMU-FM WAMU 88.5 WASHINGTON, DC Public News/Talk American University 11.3 10.8 KJMS-FM V101 MEMPHIS Adult R&B iHeartMedia 10.8 10.7 WWSW-FM 94.5 3WS PITTSBURGH Classic Hits iHeartMedia 11.1 10.6 KKCW-FM K103 PORTLAND AC iHeartMedia 10.5 10.6 KTIS-FM 98.5 KTIS MINNEAPOLIS Christian AC Northwestern Media 10.5 10.6 WEJZ-FM 96.1 EJZ JACKSONVILLE AC Renda Broadcasting 10.5 10.5 WOCL-FM 105.9 Sunny FM ORLANDO Classic Hits Audacy 9.2 10.5 WZAK-FM 93.1 WZAK CLEVELAND Adult R&B Urban One 11.7 10.4 KOLA-FM KOLA 99.9 RIVERSIDE Classic Hits Anaheim Broadcasting 10.1 10.3 KESZ-FM 99.9 KEZ PHOENIX AC iHeartMedia 10.6 10.2 KSFI-FM FM 100.3 SALT LAKE CITY AC Bonneville 10.0 10.1 WDUV-FM 105.5 The Dove TAMPA Soft AC Cox Media 8.1 10.0 WMGF-FM Magic 107.7 ORLANDO AC iHeartMedia 7.6 9.9 KKLZ-FM 96.3 KKLZ LAS VEGAS Classic Hits Beasley 12.8 9.9 WJXA-FM Mix 92.9 NASHVILLE AC Midwest Communications 10.4 9.9 WCOL-FM 92.3 WCOL COLUMBUS Country iHeartMedia 11.2 9.8 WVKL-FM 95.7 R&B NORFOLK Adult R&B Audacy 9.3 9.7 KSHE-FM KSHE 95 ST. LOUIS Classic Rock Hubbard 9.1 9.7 WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub BOSTON Sports Beasley 8.4 9.7 WMAG-FM Mix 99.5 GREENSBORO AC iHeartMedia 10.4 9.5 WLIF-FM Today's 101.9 BALTIMORE AC Audacy 8.8 9.5 WTLC-FM 106.7 WTLC INDIANAPOLIS Adult R&B Urban One 9.1 9.4 WHJY-FM 94 HJY PROVIDENCE Rock iHeartMedia 8.6 9.3 KSEG-FM 96.9 The Eagle SACRAMENTO Classic Rock Audacy 8.9 9.2 KCFX-FM 101 The Fox KANSAS CITY Classic Rock Cumulus 7.9 9.2 WRAL-FM Mix 101.5 RALEIGH AC Capitol Broadcasting 9.0 9.2 WRVR-FM 104.5 The River MEMPHIS AC Audacy 8.2 9.2 WHRK-FM K97 MEMPHIS Hip Hop/R&B iHeartMedia 7.9 9.1 WNIC-FM 100.3 WNIC DETROIT AC iHeartMedia 8.7 9.1 WSMW-FM 98.7 Simon GREENSBORO Adult Hits Audacy 9.2 9.0 WUBE-FM B105.1 CINCINNATI Country Hubbard 9.0 9.0 WISN-AM NewsTalk 1130 WISN MILWAUKEE Conservative Talk iHeartMedia 9.4 8.9 WCFB-FM Star 94.5 ORLANDO Adult R&B Cox Media 8.6 8.8 WMJI-FM Majic 105.7 CLEVELAND Classic Hits iHeartMedia 7.1 8.8 WWIN-FM Magic 95.9 BALTIMORE Adult R&B Urban One 10.6 8.7 WRCH-FM Lite 100.5 HARTFORD AC Audacy 8.5 8.7 WUNC-FM WUNC 91.5 RALEIGH Public News/Talk University of North Carolina 8.4 8.6 WLTW-FM 106.7 Lite FM NEW YORK AC iHeartMedia 11.2 8.6 WFXC-FM Foxy 107/104 RALEIGH Adult R&B Urban One 7.2 8.6 WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan COLUMBUS Sports Tegna 9.1 8.5 WMGK-FM 102.9 MGK PHILADELPHIA Classic Rock Beasley 9.9 8.5 WWLI-FM Lite 105 PROVIDENCE AC Cumulus 9.4 8.5 WTIC-FM 96.5 TIC HARTFORD Hot AC Audacy 9.5 8.5 WHAL-FM Hallelujah 95.7 MEMPHIS Gospel iHeartMedia Top 50 CUME Mar '24 Cume Calls Name Market Format Owner 3,660,800 WLTW-FM 106.7 Lite FM NEW YORK AC iHeartMedia 2,409,200 WCBS-FM 101.1 CBS-FM NEW YORK Classic Hits Audacy 2,384,300 WHTZ-FM Z100 NEW YORK CHR iHeartMedia 2,346,500 WKTU-FM 103.5 KTU NEW YORK Hot AC iHeartMedia 2,301,600 WNEW-FM New 102.7 NEW YORK Hot AC Audacy 2,163,700 KRTH-FM K-Earth 101 LOS ANGELES Classic Hits Audacy 2,131,700 KOST-FM KOST 103.5 LOS ANGELES AC iHeartMedia 1,773,100 WAXQ-FM Q104.3 NEW YORK Classic Rock iHeartMedia 1,711,500 KBIG-FM 104.3 MYfm LOS ANGELES Hot AC iHeartMedia 1,671,200 KODA-FM Sunny 99.1 HOUSTON AC iHeartMedia 1,666,400 KIIS-FM 102.7 KIIS FM LOS ANGELES CHR iHeartMedia 1,586,000 WSKQ-FM Mega 97.9 NEW YORK Spanish Tropical Spanish Broadcasting 1,503,000 WINS-FM 1010 WINS NEW YORK News Audacy 1,494,400 KTWV-FM 94.7 The Wave LOS ANGELES Rhythmic AC Audacy 1,391,800 WLIT-FM 93.9 Lite FM CHICAGO AC iHeartMedia 1,388,200 WBLS-FM 107.5 WBLS NEW YORK Adult R&B MediaCo 1,372,800 KCBS-FM 93.1 Jack FM LOS ANGELES Adult Hits Audacy 1,203,500 KOIT-FM 96.5 KOIT SAN FRANCISCO AC Bonneville 1,148,900 KDGE-FM Star 102.1 DALLAS AC iHeartMedia 1,128,200 WQHT-FM Hot 97 NEW YORK Rhythmic CHR MediaCo 1,124,300 WXNY-FM La X 96.3 NEW YORK Spanish Contemporary Univision 1,124,100 KLVE-FM 107.5 Amor LOS ANGELES Spanish Contemporary Univision 1,114,700 WWPR-FM Power 105.1 NEW YORK Hip Hop/R&B iHeartMedia 1,080,100 WLS-FM 94.7 WLS-FM CHICAGO Classic Hits Cumulus 1,068,000 KSPF-FM 98.7 The Spot DALLAS Classic Hits Audacy 1,033,300 WNIC-FM 100.3 WNIC DETROIT AC iHeartMedia 1,011,800 KYSR-FM Alt 98.7 LOS ANGELES Alternative iHeartMedia 1,004,800 KROQ-FM 106.7 K-Roq LOS ANGELES Alternative Audacy 987,200 WPAT-FM 93.1 Amor NEW YORK Spanish Contemporary Spanish Broadcasting 981,100 WBEB-FM B101.1 PHILADELPHIA AC Audacy 973,400 KKHH-FM 95.7 The Spot HOUSTON Adult Hits Audacy 944,000 WDRV-FM 97.1 The Drive CHICAGO Classic Rock Hubbard 930,200 KHMX-FM Mix 96.5 HOUSTON Hot AC Audacy 912,800 WXRT-FM 93XRT CHICAGO AAA Audacy 909,400 KRRL-FM Real 92.3 LOS ANGELES Hip Hop/R&B iHeartMedia 893,000 WTMX-FM 101.9 The Mix CHICAGO Hot AC Hubbard 890,100 KGLK-FM The Eagle 106.9 & 107.5 HOUSTON Classic Rock Urban One 876,800 KXOL-FM Mega 96.3 LOS ANGELES Spanish Contemporary Spanish Broadcasting 875,000 KKBQ-FM 93Q HOUSTON Country Urban One 874,400 KNX-FM KNX News 97.1 LOS ANGELES News Audacy 873,900 KLOS-FM 95.5 KLOS LOS ANGELES Rock Meruelo Group 867,100 WBBM-AM WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 CHICAGO News Audacy 866,700 KLAX-FM 97.9 La Raza LOS ANGELES Regional Mexican Spanish Broadcasting 864,900 WXBK-FM 94.7 The Block NEW YORK Classic Hip Hop Audacy 859,900 KILT-FM 100.3 The Bull HOUSTON Country Audacy 856,500 WKSC-FM 103.5 Kiss FM CHICAGO CHR iHeartMedia 855,300 KJKK-FM 100.3 Jack FM DALLAS Adult Hits Audacy 854,700 WMGK-FM 102.9 MGK PHILADELPHIA Classic Rock Beasley 845,200 KESZ-FM 99.9 KEZ PHOENIX AC iHeartMedia 820,900 KPWR-FM Power 106 LOS ANGELES Rhythmic CHR Meruelo Group All ratings are Copyright ? 2005-2024* The Nielsen Company. 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    April 19th, 2024, 01:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Rob & Joss Taylor will debut in mornings on Lotus Communications AC “94.9 Mix-FM” KMXZ Tucson on Monday, April 22. The husband/wife duo will be heard weekdays from 5-9am. They most recently hosted mornings at Audacy AC 96.5 KYXY San Diego until exiting last November. The duo joined KYXY in February 2019 before moving to sister Classic Hits ?Sunny 98.1? KXSN in February 2020. They would then move back to KYXY in January 2021. Prior to their arrival in San Diego, Rob & Joss spent thirteen years in mornings at Country ?Froggy 92.9? KFGY and two and a half at Country ?Q105? KRPQ both in Santa Rosa CA. The duo state, “We are so thrilled to be working with the team at Arizona Lotus. We have the opportunity to really connect with the Tucson community at a great radio station and with a company that believes in the things that make local radio great. HUGE thanks to Gary Berkowitz, Debbie Wagner and Larry Mac ? you have made this step in our radio journey incredible/” Lotus Tucson Operations and Program Director Larry Mac says, “We’re excited to introduce ‘Rob & Joss In The Morning’ to the 94.9 MIXfm team in Tucson, where their unique dynamic as a married couple will infuse each show with an extra layer of warmth and relatability. Their life together is the perfect prep for a morning show that will wake up the Old Pueblo in a fun and personal way.? General Manager Debbie Wagner adds, ?We are excited to welcome the engaging duo of Rob and Joss to 94.9 Mix FM mornings. Their show is genuine, entertaining and fun which we think the Tucson community will enjoy tuning in to at the start of their day.” The duo succeed Mike Rapp and Nikki West in mornings at KMXZ. West departed at the end of 2023 to relocate out of state. No word yet on how this affects Rapp. more
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    April 19th, 2024, 01:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: When Ross Davies was attending Radiodays Europe, this year?s edition of which was held in Munich last month, he e-mailed a favorite quote from one of the speakers about the year?s hot topic, the role of AI in radio. ?It?s an exciting time to be scared shitless.? Broadcasters in the U.S. and Canada already have the scared-shitless part down. Davies is looking to bring the excitement to the second Radiodays North America, scheduled for Toronto June 2-4. RDNA is a companion to Canadian Music Week, Canada?s equivalent of SXSW, under longtime head Neill Dixon. The first RDNA agenda stood out for its willingness to ask hard questions: ?Has PPM measurement been worth it? Can radio handle the truth?? This year, Ross on Radio will again highlight ?The Road to RDNA? with a look at scheduled highlights from the sessions, as well as longer pieces on some of the planned topics. Highlights so far include keynoter/BBC Radio head of music Lorna Clarke, promotions guru Paige Nienaber, and a TikTok panel featuring Lauren Hunter, known for one of the best promotions of recent years. (I?ll be part of a panel on the evolution of Classic Hits.) ?The Road to RDNA ?24? begins this week with a conversation with Davies ? what he saw at RDE and what he envisions for Toronto this year. SEAN ROSS: You?re one of Canada?s most prominent radio programmers. Please tell readers a little about your background and how it led to the evolution of RDNA.* ROSS DAVIES: My father was in the radio business in Canada, and so I essentially was raised all around radio growing up.* Living in Montreal, listening to AM top 40 radio like CKGM and at night WABC and some of the big US top 40 stations was all I needed to know that’s where I wanted to be.** My father got me my first job in Vancouver, B.C., at CKLG (now CFOX), working as a student intern.* I did everything there, from scrubbing carts to operating, music library and ultimately on the air as the all-night jock at CKLG-FM, one of the first free-form progressive rock stations back in the early ?70s.* I knew quickly that I was better “off the air” than on, and that sent me into the programming area.** I got my first PD gig in Calgary, launching CJAY 92.* Ultimately my goal was to get to Toronto and work for CHUM Radio.* I got there in 1979 and worked my way up to eventually become Operations Manager and Program Director for both CHUM and CHUM-FM, then into corporate as VP Programming.* I held a similar position at Astral Media, then was hired to launch XM Satellite Radio’s Canadian channels in the early 2000s. Once I decided to take a step back from the day-to-day radio business, and knowing I still had gas left in the tank, I wanted to keep doing things for the broadcast industry to help keep it moving forward. Broadcasters asked if I could help our national radio conference. As you know, I’m a big fan of Radiodays Europe.* I’ve always felt this conference was way more forward-leaning compared to the conferences here in North America.* I thought this would be a great way to bring some of that to broadcasters in Canada and the U.S.* As a result, we are now entering our second year of Radiodays North America, bringing a much-needed global presence here in North America. SEAN: Let’s talk a little about the role that RDNA is trying to play at a time when there are fewer radio conventions in North America overall. DAVIES: As you know, our industry here has been under a lot of pressure these past few years.* Declining audiences, new unlicensed digital operators, and advertising revenue declines.* The competition has intensified dramatically.* I think we in radio got stuck looking inside, got focused on cost cutting, doubling and tripling the workload on our staff, just trying to stay alive and hold on to those great profit margins.** As a result, we didn’t move forward.*Europe was talking about digital audio and podcasting before it was even on our radar.* They celebrate radio there, and their annual conventions show that.* And they can bring on a wealth of talent from all the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia ? some very brilliant people.* Our conventions lacked that. SEAN: What impressed you at Munich this year? DAVIES: Radiodays Munich set an all-time attendance record of over 1,500 delegates.*It was three full days of content touching on virtually every aspect of the audio business.*The subject of AI was an overwhelming presence at the conference, so much so that RDE built in an additional AI Summit on the Sunday before the full conference started.* During the two full conference days, there were a number of additional AI sessions that were all standing-room-only.** I heard lots of excitement, lots of opportunities, and lots of concerns about AI.* We are all still in the early stages of how best to implement this into our operations. Concerns around AI deep fakes and AI bias were talked about at length, as well as getting the right balance between humanity and machines. There were concerns about detection tools, synthetic voices, voice cloning. New strategies and new mechanisms to reach new audiences with moderator Martin Liss was SRO.**There were multiple sessions on youth audiences. There was a great morning-show interview with Greg James from BBC Radio 1 and a separate Aled Haydn Jones presentation about Gen Z. Nik Goodman?s ?How to be a better program director? was done in the round to a packed room. And a couple of sessions from Australian radio, where business in booming.* We plan to bring a lot of this to Toronto in June. SEAN: Over the course of the next 7-8 weeks, we’re going to talk about all the panels in some form, but please tell readers about a few now that you’re particularly excited about. DAVIES: We’ve secured a great opening keynote on Monday morning with the Head of BBC Music, Lorna Clarke.* What a great resume!* BBC has their hands in everything music-related: over-the-air radio, BBC Sounds , television specials, and outdoor events.* There’s clearly something we can glean from all that.** We’ve also developed three different sessions all around AI.* Matt Britton will be here talking about AI and Gen Z, we have an open and frank AI Round Table planned, and we’re conducting an AI Workshop, where the audience will be involved with creating an AI Radio Station.* And we’ve really stepped up on podcasting this year: We have a Sunday ?Podcast Power Up Summit? scheduled for those relatively new to the podcast business, which will involve people like James Cridland and Eric Nuzum. SEAN: We?ve just come out of Podcast Movement. There are a lot of podcasting seminars these days. What’s RDNA’s unique take on podcasting, especially for broadcasters? DAVIES: It’s real and it’s an opportunity. There are right ways about going about it and wrong ways.* One of the sessions Eric Nuzum is going to do is called* “Why Podcasts Fail”.* At the same time, we’ve got sessions on how to grow revenue through podcasts.* This applies both to the “pure podcasters” and the large broadcast organizations who have jumped into the podcast pool. SEAN: Finally, what are some of the lessons of RDNA ?23 in terms of how the first one is shaping this one, and what’s going to be even better this year? DAVIES: We had great feedback from last year’s event, perhaps best explained by this comment from Coleman Insights? Warren Kurtzman:*?Radiodays North America ?23 was nothing short of a smashing success. In fact, it was so good that I am writing this as I fly home from Toronto with renewed energy for our business, and I feel compelled to tell everyone ? and especially my clients and colleagues in the American radio business ? to set aside the time and budget to attend Radiodays North America in 2024.? This speaks to our need to get the word out to our colleagues in the U.S.* This is a real learning conference and one that you will come away from inspired and full of energy.* And you’ll get to visit one of North America’s greatest and most diverse cities. And the U.S. dollar is worth roughly 30% more than the Canadian dollar. A full RDNA agenda (so far) is available here. See hotel information here. more
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    April 19th, 2024, 11:00 AM
    From Radio Insight: Norsan Media is growing its Austin TX cluster with the purchase of Genuine Austin Radio for an undisclosed amount. Norsan began operating Genuine Austin Radio’s 104.9 KTXX-FM Bee Cave and 105.3 K287FG Austin last August via a Time Brokerage Agreement and will now add the remainder of the company’s properties. The deal will now add Red Dirt Country 99.3 KOKE-FM Thorndale/98.5 K253AN Sunset Valley and Sports “The Horn” 1260 KTAE Elgin/101.9 K270CO Round Rock to their holdings. Norsan has also announced the appointment of Edgar Saucedo as Southwest Market President overseeing all of the company’s Texas operations. Saucedo previously served as General Manager of the company’s Charlotte NC properties from 2005-12 and was a corporate EVP from 2012-16. Ramon Loo joins as Austin Programming Director. Loo previously held programming roles at Univision San Antonio from 2006-14 and was Director of Spanish Programming at Waterloo Media Austin from 2015 to 2021. Norsan Media CEO Natalia Sanchez Alvarez stated, “We look forward to Ramon’s ideas and direction for our Austin stations, I believe his presence and programming expertise combined with Saucedo?s leadership will help us skyrocket in the Texas market.” Norsan’s Austin operation currently programs Regional Mexican “La Raza” on 104.9 KTXX-FM and America Telecommunications Group’s 1530 KZNX Creedmoor/95.1 K236AY Westlake Hills and Spanish AC “Romantica 105.3” K287FG/KTXX-HD4. more
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    April 19th, 2024, 10:20 AM
    From Radio Online: Jacobs Media will present its annual Techsurvey on Thursday, April 25th at 2pm ET. This year's study sees participation from 500 radio stations, yielding more than 31,000 surveys from core radio listeners. The 20th annual study is packed with data covering a variety of new topics -- along with all the More...
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    April 19th, 2024, 10:20 AM
    From Radio Online: iHeartPodcasts and Radhi Devlukia have announced "A Really Good Cry." The weekly podcast will take listeners through a journey to unlock their emotions and use them as tools to understand themselves better and truly embrace the power of a really good cry. Episode one will be available on the iHeartRadio app More...
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    April 19th, 2024, 09:50 AM
    From Radio Insight: Renda Media has announced the promotion of Brian Jordan to Director of Programming for its Jacksonville properties overseeing AC 96.1 WEJZ and “99.9 Gator Country” WGNE. Jordan joined the cluster in 2008 and was promoted to Assistant Program Director in January 2022. He also serves as cluster Production Director and hosts middays on WGNE and nights on WEJZ. Prior to joining Renda, Jordan spent four years from 2002-06 at Cox CHR 95.1 WAPE Jacksonville. Jordan will start in his new position on Friday, April 26 as Todd Shannon departs to join North Texas University’s Alternative ?88.1 Indie? KNTU and Jazz ?88.1 The One? KNTU-HD2 McKinney/Dallas TX as OM/PD. Jordan said, ?I?m looking forward to keeping the momentum going for both stations and continuing to work with our incredible staff members.? General Manager Bill Berry commented, ?Brian has earned this opportunity. He has done an excellent job over these past few years, and I am very excited for him.? more
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    April 19th, 2024, 08:10 AM
    From Radio Insight: Audacy has promoted “Mix 105.1” WOMX Orlando afternoon host Clint ‘CJ’ Robinson to Assistant Program Director. Robinson is in his second stint with WOMX. After previously hosting afternoons from 2012 to 2020, he returned to the station in February 2023. He also hosts mornings on Audacy’s LGBTQ+ “Channel Q” and afternoons on Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” WMXJ Miami. Between his two tenures at WOMX, Robinson did fill-ins for Cox Media Group’s Orlando cluster and WFLC Miami. In a post marking his promotion, Robinson said, “This past year has been the busiest, craziest, but most fulfilling of my life and this is the cherry on top! Thank you to Will Calder for believing in me and trusting me to stand by his side to continue to help steer this heritage brand onward and upward! Thank you to Audacy for creating an environment where we can grow, learn, and achieve new heights. And thank you to all of my amazing coworkers for the kind words and sweet gifts. I truly am blessed.” more
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    April 19th, 2024, 05:50 AM
    From Radio Insight: Jackson County Broadcasting’s Total Media Group acquires Phillip Leslie’s Hometown Broadcasting of Portsmouth for $1.25 million. The deal includes “Sportsmouth” 1260 WNXT/95.7 W239CQ, Hot AC “Mix 99.3” WNXT-FM, and Classic Rock “107.5 The Breeze” WZZZ Portsmouth OH. Total Media Group owes thirteen stations in southeastern Ohio. Mascoutah IL based Better Newspapers purchases Variety Hits “Max 96.7” WCXO Carlyle IN from Clinton County Broadcasting for $150,000. A Time Brokerage Agreement took effect on November 1, 2023. The company also acquired five stations in Missouri’s Ozarks in March 2023. Two Black Cadillacs sells Christian 89.9 WEGT Greensburg IN to the Greensburg Community School Corporation for $65,000. more
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    April 19th, 2024, 05:10 AM
    From Radio Insight: Syndicator Genesis Communications Network has informed its program hosts and producers that it will cease operations as of Sunday, May 5. Launched in 1998 by Ted Anderson as a way to promote his precious metals brokerage Midas Resources, the network is best known for being the distributor of the Alex Jones Show. Basing the decision on “poor economic and industry conditions”, GCN’s website lists many shows that have departed for other distributors over the years. Among the other shows it is still involved with are the KTTH Seattle based Michael Medved Show, The Joe Messina Show, Dr. Asa On Call, LockNLoad, Bill Martinez Live, and Dr. Daliah Wachs. As Genesis Communications Network, whom I love dearly, goes through a transition, we are working with other networks to keep working with our affiliates. The Dr. Daliah Show is not planning on going anywhere thanks to you all!! 15 years and rising! The show will go on! more
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    April 18th, 2024, 04:00 PM
    From Radio Online: Benztown has produced an audio tribute to Rock andamp; Roll Hall of Famer Dickey Betts, legendary songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band, who died Thursday at age 80, at his home in Osprey, FL, surrounded by his family. Listen to the audio tribute to Dickey Betts
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    April 18th, 2024, 03:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: The fourth and final day of Nielsen Audio’s PPM releases for the month bring Austin, Raleigh/Durham, Indianapolis, Nashville, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Providence, Norfolk, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, West Palm Beach, Memphis, and Hartford. All the numbers can be found at RadioInsight.com/Ratings. AustinWaterloo Media Variety Hits “103.5 Bob-FM” KBPA sets another record high up 12.1 to 12.2. Public News/Talk 90.1 KUT-FM continues its four month rise 7.4 to 8.4 for what Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes is its largest share since September 2021. iHeartMedia Country 98.1 KVET-FM jumps 5.7 to 6.8. Audacy AC “Majic 95.5” KKMJ holds at a 5.9 share. Public AAA 98.9 KUTX jumps up 3.0 – 4.1 – 5.0 (KUTX’s stream up 0.3 to 0.7). Waterloo Media News/Talk 590/99.7 KLBJ falls 5.7 – 5.1 – 3.8. Audacy Hot AC “Mix 94.7” KAMX is down 4.7 – 3.9 – 3.4. iHeartMedia CHR “96.7 Kiss-FM” KHFI slides 4.4 – 4.2 – 3.4. Waterloo Media Regional Mexican “107.1 La Z” KLZT rises 2.7 – 3.2 – 3.4. Recharge Media Variety Hits “96.3 Jack-FM” 1490 KJFK gains 1.0 – 1.2 – 2.0. Raleigh/DurhamCapitol Broadcasting AC “Mix 101.5” WRAL-FM rises 7.9 to 9.2. Public News/Talk 91.5 WUNC-FM is up 8.5 to 8.7. Radio One Adult R&B “Foxy 107.1/104.3” WFXC/WFXK drops 11.2 to 8.6. iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 106.1 WTKK is down 8.0 to 7.3. Curtis Media Classic Hits “Kix 102” WKIX-FM/WKXU/WKJO rises 6.8 to 7.1. Curtis Media Variety Hits 96.1 WBBB climbs 4.9 – 5.3 – 5.5. Curtis Country 94.7 WQDR rises 4.2 to 5.4, and Curtis CHR “Pulse-FM” 96.9 WPLW is up 2.7 – 2.8 – 3.3. Radio One Classic Hip Hop “K97.5” WQOK is up 3.5 to 4.0. iHeartMedia Classic Rock 100.7 WRDU dips 4.6 to 4.0. IndianapolisRadio One Adult R&B 106.7 WTLC-FM rises 8.8 to 9.3 which Huff notes is a new record high for the station. Radio One AC “B105.7” WYXB rebounds 6.8 to 8.2. iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Q95” WFBQ holds at a 6.8 share. Cumulus Media Classic Hits 104.5 WJJK slides 7.6 – 7.2 – 6.7. Cumulus Country 95.5 WFMS holds at a 6.1 share. Public News/Talk WFYI gains 4.6 to 5.6. ST Media AAA 92.3 WTTS trends down 6.3 – 5.3 – 4.7. Radio One Hip Hop “Hot 100.9” WHHH rises 3.0 – 4.2 – 4.5, while iHeartMedia’s competing “Real 98.3” WZRL is up 1.7 – 2.0 – 2.3. EMF Christian AC “K-Love” 101.9 WKLU jumps 3.1 to 4.2. iHeartMedia Classic Alternative “Indy 103.3” WOLT drops 5.3 to 4.0. Radio One Sports “107.5/93.5 The Fan” WIBC-HD2 is down 3.7 – 3.0 – 2.6. NashvilleMidwest Communications AC “Mix 92.9” WJXA retains its lead but down 12.8 to 9.9. Midwest Variety Hits “96.3 Jack-FM” WCJK dips 7.1 to 6.8 to tie for second with iHeartMedia Classic Rock “105.9 The Rock” WNRQ (6.5 to 6.8). Cumulus Media Sports “104.5 The Zone” WGFX rebounds 4.9 to 6.6, while sister Conservative Talk “99.7 WTN” WWTN trends up 3.9 – 5.4 – 5.7 – 6.5. Cumulus Media’s “103.3 Country” WKDF drops 7.5 to 6.1. iHeartMedia Country “The Big 98” WSIX is down 5.7 to 4.8. Cumulus Classic Country “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM rises 3.1 – 3.6 – 3.8. Cromwell Rock “102.9 the Buzz” WBUZ-FM climbs 2.8 – 3.2 – 4.5. Cumulus Adult R&B “92Q” WQQK is up 3.1 – 3.4 – 4.0. EMF Christian AC “K-Love” 97.1 WLVU is up 2.8 – 3.4 – 3.6. Cromwell Sports “102.5 The Game” WPRT-FM swings 2.3 – 1.5 – 2.3. AAA 91.1 WNXP moves 1.0 – 0.6 – 1.2. Ryman Hospitality Talk/Classic Country 650 WSM returns to the public survey at a 0.7 share. MilwaukeeiHeartMedia Conservative Talk 1130 WISN maintains its Milwaukee lead holding at a 9.0 share. Saga Classic Rock “Hometown Rock 96.5” WKLH trends up 7.0 – 7.9 – 8.1. iHeartMedia Classic Hits “95.7 Big-FM” WRIT-FM is off 7.1 to 6.9. iHeart Country “FM 106.1” WMIL-FM drops 5.9 to 5.2. Audacy Hot AC “99.1 The Mix” WMYX is down 5.9 to 5.0. Saga Adult R&B “Jammin 98.3” WJMR rises 3.0 – 3.6 – 4.0, while sister “Pure Oldies 106.9” WRXS is up 2.2 – 2.8 – 3.1. Audacy Hip Hop “Hot 105.7” WXSS-HD2 is up 1.2 – 1.3 – 1.7. JacksonvilleCox Media Group Classic Rock “96.9 The Eagle” WJGL trends up 8.5 – 11.3 – 11.5 – 12.2 for what Huff notes is a new high for the signal. Renda AC 96.1 WEJZ is up 10.5 to 10.6. Cox News/Talk 104.5 WOKV-FM is down 8.9 to 8.3. iHeartMedia Adult R&B “V101.5” WSOL falls 7.4 to 6.6. iHeart Country 99.1 WQIK inched up 6.3 to 6.4. Cox Soft AC “Easy 102.9” WEZI is down 6.0 to 5.0, with its stream up 1.2 to 1.4. iHeartMedia Rock “107.3 Planet Radio” WPLA-FM climbs up 3.4 – 3.9 – 4.8. Cox Hip Hop “Power 106.1” WJGL-HD2 slides 2.0 – 1.9 – 1.2. ProvidenceiHeartMedia Rock 94.1 WHJY reclaims the market lead up 7.0 – 9.1 – 9.4, which Huff notes is its first #1 since October 2022. Cumulus AC “Lite 105.1” WWLI is down 9.9 to 8.5. Hall Communications’ “Cat Country 98.1” WCTK rises 7.9 to 8.4. iHeartMedia Classic Hits “B101” WWBB is up 6.0 to 6.3. Cumulus News/Talk 630 WPRO/99.7 WEAN slips 6.8 to 6.2. Cumulus CHR “92 Pro-FM” WPRO-FM trends up 4.5 – 5.1 – 5.2. Norfolk/Virginia BeachAudacy Adult R&B “95.7 R&B” WVKL holds its lead down 11.2 to 9.8. Sinclair Variety Hits “93.7 Bob-FM” WNOB holds at a 7.3 share. Audacy AC “101.3 2WD” WWDE slides 8.2 – 7.9 – 7.1. iHeart Hip Hop “103 Jamz” WOWI rises 5.0 – 5.6 – 6.4. Max Media Country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH-FM trends up 4.8 – 5.6 – 6.3. Max Media AC “92.9 The Wave” WTWV-FM jumps 4.5 to 5.5. Saga Rock “FM 99” WNOR is down 5.3 to 4.8. Greensboro/Winston-SalemAudacy Adult R&B 97.1 WQMG is down 14.5 to 13.7. iHeartMedia AC “Mix 99.5” WMAG trends up 7.2 – 8.4 – 9.7. Audacy Variety Hits “98.7 Simon” WSMW is up 8.7 to 9.1. Audacy Rhythmic CHR “102 Jamz” WJMH drops 8.5 to 7.1. Dick Broadcasting Classic Rock “Rock 92” WKRR falls 7.1 to 5.9. Dick CHR 107.5 WKZL climbs up 3.5. – 3.7 – 4.3. iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Real Rock 105.7” WVBZ gains 2.1 – 2.7 – 4.1, which Huff notes is its largest share since August 2019. iHeartMedia Country “Q104.1” WTQR slides 5.3 – 4.7 – 3.8 to tie Audacy’s “93.1 The Wolf” WPAW-FM as it is up 3.7 to 3.8. West Palm BeachiHeartMedia AC “Kool 105.5” WOLL surges up 5.6 – 6.9 – 7.7 to claim the West Palm Beach lead. Hubbard Hot AC 97.9 WRMF slides down 8.9 – 8.5 – 7.5. Hubbard Adult R&B “X102.3” WMBX is down 7.4 to 6.4. Hope Media Group Christian AC “Way-FM” 88.1 WAYF jumps 3.5 to 4.4. Hubbard Country 103.1 WIRK dups 4.6 to 4.4. Hubbard Classic Hits “Sunny 107.9” WEAT slips 5.4 – 4.8 – 4.0. iHeartMedia Classic Rock “98.7 The Gator” WKGR rises 3.0 – 3.4 – 3.7. Glades Media Regional Mexican “La Ley 99.5” WLLY drops 2.5 to 1.8. MemphisiHeartMedia Adult R&B “V101” KJMS dips 11.3 to 10.8. iHeart Hip Hop “K97” WHRK jumps up 7.4 – 8.2 – 9.2 to tie for second with Audacy AC “104.5 The River” WRVR as it rises 8.6 – 9.0 – 9.2. iHeartMedia Gospel “95.7 Hallelujah-FM” WHAL-FM slides 10.0 – 9.5 – 8.5. Audacy Country “99.7 The Wolf” WLFP rises 4.2 to 5.0. iHeartMedia R&B Oldies 1070 WDIA slides 4.4 – 3.4 – 3.2. Audacy Sports “ESPN 92.9” WMFS-FM is down 3.2 – 2.5 – 2.3. iHeart Classic Rock “Rock 102” KWNW is down 2.8 – 1.5 – 1.4. Cumulus Media and Flinn continue to not subscribe in Memphis. HartfordAudacy takes four of the top five spots. AC “Lite 100.5” WRCH maintains its lead 10.6 to 8.7, which Huff notes is its lowest share since August 2015. Hot AC 96.5 WTIC-FM slides 10.0 – 9.4 – 8.5. Hip Hop “Hot 93.7” WZMX rises 6.4 – 6.9 – 8.3. iHeartMedia Classic Hits “105.9 The River” WHCN holds at a 7.6 share. Audacy News/Talk 1080 WTIC is up 5.7 to 6.2. iHeartMedia Country 92.5 WWYZ is down 6.7 to 6.0. Full Power Radio Alternative “Radio 104.1” WMRQ is up 2.2 to 2.7. iHeart Sports “Fox Sports 97.9” WUCS rebounds 1.4 to 2.1. more
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    April 18th, 2024, 03:10 PM
    From Radio Online: Spanish-language media company Nueva Network inks a partnership with Zeno Media to unveil the new digital platform, Nueva Plus. Since its inception in March, 2021, Nueva Network has delivered Spanish-language media content, reaching Latinos across the U.S. through radio networks and social media. The launch More...
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    April 18th, 2024, 02:30 PM
    From Radio Online: iHeartMedia in San Francisco names Dan Hunt (far left) as Program Director for CHR KYLD (WiLD 94.9) and Travis Loughran as Program Director of Hot AC KIOI (Star 101.3), effective May 15. Hunt joins the Bay Area cluster from co-owned WWPW (Power 96.1) in Atlanta, where he most recently served as the Program More...
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    April 18th, 2024, 12:40 PM
    From Radio Insight: About 40 minutes into the hour I was listening to on the UK?s non-commercial Top 40 BBC Radio 1,the midday team played a recurring Tuesday game called ?Mess with Melvin,? a variant on ?two lies and the truth.? Both stories involved acts playing Radio 1?s forthcoming Big Weekend festival. One involved Raye and Olly Alexander, the former lead singer of Years and Years. The other was about the headliner, Coldplay. The fake story was that Alexander discovered Raye after hearing her demo tape at a house party; it sounded entirely credible until co-host Rickie mentioned that he then found her sleeping under a pile of coats. The true story was that ?Yellow? took its name from a nearby copy of the Yellow Pages. But hearing Coldplay casually mentioned as the headliner of a Top 40 radio-station show that also featured Sabrina Carpenter, Teddy Swims, and Vampire Weekend is what got my attention. For the last three hours, I?ve been listening to the BBC?s Top 40 Radio 1, full-service AC Radio 2, and its Triple-A, Radio 6 Music. On 6 Music, American indie artist Julia Halter was being interviewed about the live in-studio session she was going to play the following hour. Radio 6 Music also played a track by the DJ/producer Nia Archives. When I listened to Radio 1, Rickie, Melvin & Charlie were excitedly front-selling a different track by her.* On Radio 2, which has famously contemporized in recent years, fill-in middayer Gary David was spotlighting a new single from the Libertines. There was also the ongoing Tracks of My Years bit in which TV fitness personality Joe Wicks was talking about key songs in his life. ?Gone? by Jack Johnson reminded him of a trip to Australia when he had finally bonded with his dad as an adult. ?When You Were Young? was because of a bike trip with his brother when they inadvertently wandered into a Killers set at a Spanish music festival. You hear a lot about music and artists listening to the BBC. The only thing comparable in terms of new (and old) music advocacy in America is Triple-A radio. Key to the BBC?s always-expanding series of music channels is Director of Music Lorna Clarke, who will be the keynoter at the second Radiodays North America, to be held in Toronto June 2-4.* Ross on Radio is on the road to RDNA 2024 with an ongoing series of spotlights on key panels and key topics to be covered there. We took a Fresh Listen to those three key stations. (There are now brand-extension channels such as Radio 1 Dance. There are more planned, which has created controversy among existing commercial broadcasters.) For more about RDNA, see the current full schedule of panels here. Read my interview with veteran programmer Ross Davies, who is now overseeing RDNA, here. Here?s Radio 1 at 11 a.m., April 9: Dua Lipa, ?Training Season? Kendrick Lamar, ?Humble? DJ Snake & Lil Jon, ?Turn Down for What? ? each team member had pitched a song choice, this was the winner Rachel Chinouriri, ?Never Need Me? ? female Modern AC; in general, there was a particularly noticeable indie pop/rock feel on this listen Frank Ocean, ?Pink + White? Michael Marcagi, ?Scared to Start? Nia Archives, ?Unfinished Business? Tame Impala, ?Is It True? The Weeknd, ?Blinding Lights? Madison Beer, ?Make You Mine? Declan McKenna, ?Beautiful Faces? ? sounded a lot like ?Sour Girl? by Stone Temple Pilots Maggie Rogers, ?Don?t Forget Me? Central Cee, ?I Will? Sub Focus, ?Off the Ground? Young Filly, ?Grey? Here?s Radio 2 during the same hour: Boomtown Rats, ?I Don?t Like Mondays? ? ?I should have played this yesterday,? said David Cat Burns, ?Alone? Madonna, ?Secret? Libertines, ?Be Young? Bruno Mars, ?Just the Way You Are? ? This was followed by a preview of Jeremy Vines? more topical midday show. Today?s show included a scandal involving an evangelist as well as garages that are so small that some drivers have to climb out through the trunk. That led to a story about the late BBC DJ Steve Wright, who once had to do just that. Griff, ?Miss Me Too? Jack Johnson, ?Gone? Killers, ?When You Were Young? Old Dominion w/Blake Shelton, ?Ain?t Got a Worry? ? Radio 2 has been known for championing Country in recent years, often songs that aren?t U.S. radio singles Chaka Khan, ?I?m Every Woman? Finally, here?s 6 Music at the same hour with Mary Anne Hobbs: Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man, ?Turn the Model? Mitski, ?Heaven? ? Hobbs announced her as headliner at the forthcoming All Points East festival, where 6 Music will have its own stage Richard Hawley, ?Two for His Heels? Nirvana, ?Aneurism? ? Hobbs crossplugged both a Kurt Cobain tribute, with interviews from Steve Albini and others, along with a Courtney Love ?Bad Gals? playlist Nia Archives, ?Bad Gyalz? Damian ?Jr. Gong? Marley & Nas, ?As We Enter? Joe Armon-Jones, ?Nubya?s Side of Town? MJ Cole, ?Crazy Love? Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx, ?I?ll Take Care of You? ? known to many more as the track behind Drake & Rihanna?s ?Take Care? John Grant, ?It?s a Bitch? Supremes, ?You Keep Me Hangin? On? Hagan, ?Waves? Real Estate, ?Airdrop? more
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    April 18th, 2024, 11:50 AM
    From Radio Insight: The Buffalo Broadcasters Association (BBA) is proud to announce a star-studded 2024 Broadcasting Hall of Fame. The class is led by network television producer/writer/actor Nick Bakay, nationally syndicated talk show host Stephanie Miller, former WGR-TV news anchor/reporter Sheila Murphy, former WKBW-TV reporter Mary Travers Murphy, former WGR 550 Sports Radio morning host Howard Simon, 97 Rock morning radio team Shredd & Ragan, WGRZ-TV videographer J. Dooley O?Rourke, former Director of National Sales for Buffalo/Toronto Public Media Jim DiMino. The President?s Award is being presented to Buffalonian and former broadcaster Ruth Ann Harnisch of the Harnisch Foundation. Local jingle writer Ken Kaufman will receive the Service to Media Award. The Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Dinner is Thursday, September 19th with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and the program starting at 7:00p.m. at Samuel?s Grande Manor in Williamsville. Tickets can be purchased at www.buffalobroadcasters.com ?Our Hall of Fame classes become more impressive every year,? said Steve Monaco, president of the Buffalo Broadcasters Association. ?Each inductee has made important contributions to broadcasting in Buffalo.? Here is a brief biography for each inductee. Nick Bakay is a proud Buffalonian. He has done almost everything on network television. He became widely known as a sports commentator on ESPN. He?s guest-starred many of TV?s biggest shows ranging from Seinfeld to Murphy Brown to That 70s Show. He?s also produced and/or written many major series including: King of Queens, Two And A Half Men, Mom, Komisky Method, Young Sheldon and Bookie. Stephanie Miller is host of the nationally syndicated Stephanie Miller Show. Her first radio experience involved doing comedy bits on Sandy Beach?s morning show. She then took an on-air job at WLVL in her native Lockport, where she quickly moved from evenings to afternoon drive to mornings. Stephanie later moved to Rochester to be part of the morning show at WCMF, before moving on to major markets including Chicago and New York City. She began her talk radio career at KFI in Los Angeles, then hosted afternoons at KTZN and evenings at KABC Radio. She started the Stephanie Miller’s Happy Hour podcast. Stephanie also is a stand-up comedienne, has had TV acting roles and she is a best-selling author. Sheila Murphy holds the distinction of being the first female TV news anchor, sharing the NewsCenter 2 set with Rich Kellman for several years. Sheila began her career as a hard-hitting, radio news reporter and anchor. She began her career at WYSL and by 1972 was working as a news reporter and anchor at WGR Radio. She then moved to the co-owned WGR-TV. In 1980, Sheila was the first woman to be elected as an At-Large member of the Buffalo Common Council. She later was named Assistant Secretary of State for the Western New York Region. Sheila returne to radio later in her career at WBEN. Mary Travers Murphy is best-known for her work on WKBW-TV as a reporter, anchor, and consumer advocate for the station?s Action 7 franchise from 1985-2005. Since 2010, Mary has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Erie County Family Justice Center, a position from which she retired in 2023. Mary is married to Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Member, John Murphy, the longtime Buffalo Bills Radio Network broadcaster. Howard Simon was already active in broadcasting while attending Buff State, working at his college station, WBNY, most notably working in sports. After graduation, he worked in Elmira and Toledo, before returning to the Buffalo area. Howard worked at WJJL, WBEN and the Empire Sports Network and moved to WNSA when it became an all-sports station. Howard joined WGR in 2004, where he remained until retiring in 2023. During his career, he covered four straight Super Bowl appearances for the Bills, the Sabres in the Stanley Cup Finals, all four of the big four schools in NCAA tournaments, the Bandits winning titles, the Bisons winning a title. Shredd & Ragan The show, hosted by Ted ?Shredd? Kasten and Tom Ragan has been a mainstay in Buffalo for 30 years, achieving consistent ratings success. Ted and Tom worked in Buffalo Radio for several years prior to becoming a duo. Starting at the 1994 launch at WEDG-FM (103.3 The Edge), the built a show based on humor, characters, and current events. Ted and Tom also became famous for stunting and creating events for their listeners and the community. In addition to national recognition, the show as consistently been the winner of Artvoice?s Best Radio Show in Buffalo award. In 2021, the team was moved to sister station WGRF-FM (97 Rock), where they continue to enjoy ratings success. J. ?Dooley? O?Rourke began as an intern at WGRZ-TV. The station soon became his career home. In 1984, Dooley worked on NewsCenter 2 Overnight, giving him the opportunity to begin shooting news. Later in his career, he evolved into a complete storyteller as both the reporter and videographer becoming a multi-media journalist, long before it was standard practice. He retired in early 2024, as an award-winning photojournalist. Dooley on many awards from the NYS Associated Press Association, New York State Emmys, RTDNA, Edward R. Murrow Award, National Association of Black Journalists and National Press Photographers Association. Jim DiMino recently wrapped up 26 years with Buffalo/Toronto Public Media where he served in a number of roles including Director of National Sales, Sales Manager, and Corporate Sales. Jim started his broadcasting career as an account executive at WYSL/WPhD in 1977, and moved to WGR-AM and WGR-TV where he was a local sales manager. He later became VP/General Manager at WBUF-FM, before heading to Syracuse as VP/General Manager and General Sales Manager at WXRA-AM/WEZG-FM. Jim then returned home to Buffalo as Local Sales Manager at WUTV/WNYB. He also served in sales management capacities for the Buffalo Sabres and Empire Sports. Jim?s career has reached into six decades, a career in which he is still engaged as President of JD Media Consultants. The Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 19th at Samuels Grande Manor 8750 Main Street in Williamsville. Cocktails and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at https://buffalobroadcasters.com. more
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    April 18th, 2024, 11:10 AM
    From Radio Insight: With Mark Adams relocating to “Z100” WHTZ New York on May 1, iHeartMedia has appointed new Program Directors for CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD and Hot AC “Star 101.3” KIOI San Francisco. Dan Hunt comes to San Francisco from Atlanta where he had been programming CHR “Power 96.1” WWPW until this week’s frequency swap. Hunt is a member of iHeart’s national CHR brand team and has also programmed “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia and “Hot 106.3” WWKX Providence. Travis Loughran rises to PD at KIOI. He has been serving as APD/MD at KYLD and KIOI since 2005 and 2009 respectively. After staring his career at KSRO Santa Rosa CA, he later served in multiple roles at Rhythmic CHR “B95” KBOS Fresno including Imaging Director, morning show producer, and Music Director. After a year programming Hip Hop “103.5 The Bomb” KBMB Sacramento, he also had a stint as Morning Show Production Director at “Hot 97” WQHT New York prior to joining KYLD in 2005. Don Parker, iHeartMedia San Francisco SVP/Programming, stated, “I?m thrilled to welcome Dan Hunt to WiLD 94.9 and to reward Travis? hard work and dedication to iHeartMedia/San Francisco with this well-deserved promotion to PD of Star 101.3. Both have a long track record of success at iHeartMedia, as well as previous programming positions prior to joining the company. I look forward to their leadership of these two iconic San Francisco brands.? Both will report to Parker and start in their new roles on May 15. more
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    April 18th, 2024, 10:00 AM
    From Radio Online: PodcastOne's podcast "The Adam Carolla Show," hosted by comedian Adam Carolla, is celebrating its 15th Anniversary. Carolla, who was inducted into the 6th Annual Podcast Hall of Fame during Podfest Expo earlier this year, launched his eponymous show in 2009. The Podcast Hall of fame More...
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    April 18th, 2024, 10:00 AM
    From Radio Online: Triton Digital has released its March 2024 (February 26-March 31), U.S. Podcast Ranker. SiriusXM Podcast Network remained in the #1 spot on the Top Sales Networks Report for the month of March, with 42.5 million Average Weekly Downloads and 13.2 million Average Weekly Users. NPR came More...
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    April 18th, 2024, 10:00 AM
    From Radio Online: MediaCo, which owns WQHT-FM (Hot 97) and WBLS-FM in New York, has agreed to acquire Hispanic broadcaster Estrella Media, encompassing all network, content, digital and commercial operations but excluding its local radio and television stations for now. The deal, which was finalized on April 17, includes More...
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    April 18th, 2024, 10:00 AM
    From Radio Online: Premiere Networks and syndicated radio personality Elvis Duran have announced the addition of "Give It A Chance with Kevin Devine and Casey Jost" to the Elvis Duran Podcast Network. The new weekly podcast will launch Thursday, April 25 on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. In each More...
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    April 18th, 2024, 09:20 AM
    From Radio Insight: Nilufer ‘Nil’ Arsala has departed her multiple roles at North Texas Public Broadcasting after five years. Arsala has most recently served as Director of Radio Operations for Public News/Talk 90.1 KERA-FM, AAA “91.7 KXT” KKXT and Classical 101.1 WRR Dallas. She also hosted middays and the local music show at KKXT and previously was Technical Director for KERA-FM’s “Think with Krys Boyd”. She had a previous tenure at the KERA-FM/KKXT from 2009-11 and has also held roles at Southeastern Oklahoma Broadcasting, Perry Broadasting Oklahoma City, and Agape Broadcasting Foundation’s 89.3 KNON Dallas. She stated in a farewell post, ?KERA/KXT has been my work home for almost 5 years now, but actually longer than that! I first worked here from 2009-2011, and then came back again. So, I?ve spent a LOT of time on KERA, KXT, KERA TV, and more recently, WRR. It really feels like I?ve grown up at this station and with listeners, members, volunteers, and coworkers that feel like family. It has been such an honor to help spotlight the arts and music community here in North Texas and it is an experience that I am truly grateful for. Thank you for all the kindness you have shown me and for spending your days with me on the radio. DFW has been my home for the past 16 years and I will hold it in my heart as I start a new chapter out of state (I?ll share more on that soon!) and continue my passion for music discovery.” more
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    April 18th, 2024, 07:50 AM
    From Radio Insight: MediaCo Holding, owners of Hip Hop “Hot 97” WQHT and Adult R&B 107.5 WBLS New York, have announced the acquisition of assets from Estrella Media. MediaCo acquired Estrella Media’s “EstrellaTV” network, four digital streaming TV channels “EstrellaTV”, “Estrella News”, “Cine EstrellaTV”, and “Estrella Games”, and the EstrellaTV app with the deal closing on Wednesday. The deal will also see MediaCo provide programming to Estrella Media’s local radio and television stations, whose broadcast licenses will continue to be held by Estrella Estrella Media owns twelve radio stations in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Riverside/San Bernardino: Dallas: Regional Mexican “La Raza 93.7” KNOR Krum, Spanish CHR “Luna 98.3” KBOC Bridgeport, and Regional Mexican Oldies “La Ranchera 106.7” KZZA Muenster Houston: Regional Mexican “La Raza 98.5” KTJM Port Arthur/101.7 KNTE Bay City, Norte?o “El Norte 107.9” KQQK Beaumont, and 850 KEYH Houston Los Angeles: Regional Mexican “Que Buena 94.3/105.5” 94.3 KBUA San Fernando, 94.3 KEBN Garden Grove, and 105.5 KBUE Long Beach and Brokered Vietnamese 1480 KVNR Santa Ana Riverside/San Bernardino: Regional Mexican “Que Buena 96.1” KRQB San Jacinto MediaCo has also selected Jacqueline Hern?ndez as its new Interim CEO. Hernandez had been operating New Majority Ready, a multicultural marketing and content strategy company that she founded in 2019, and has held executive roles at Time Magazine, Turner Broadcasting, Combate Americas, and NBC/Universal as well as Publisher of People Magazine en Espanol and Teen People, COO of Telemundo. She also serves or has served as a board member for companies including Estrella Media, RedBox, and Victoria’s Secret. She stated, “This combination of tested media brands and talented teams will fuel growth of content and distribution for the benefit of our multicultural audiences. We believe this combination is the first step in building a unique multicultural media company that will reach diverse U.S. audiences wherever they choose to consume content and create value for marketers working to reach these important audiences.? MediaCo Chair Deb McDermott added, ?This leverages the strengths of two great companies to build something new. We are committed to representing and serving the Hispanic marketplace, as well as continuing to represent and grow the diverse audience that MediaCo already serves. We see a need for media brands to embrace opportunities with all audiences, and Estrella Media is a key part of our growth strategy.? MediaCO President/COO Kudjo Sogadzi commented, “?Today marks the beginning of an exciting journey for MediaCo. As we embark on this next chapter, we see a great opportunity to combine our strengths and capabilities to redefine how we deliver media to our diverse audiences.? “This is a natural next step in the evolution of Estrella Media?s content operations to better serve our important U.S. Hispanic audience,” said Peter Markham, CEO of Estrella Media. “This transaction helps secure a bright and growing future for MediaCo to become the preeminent media company serving the multicultural audiences who drive ad spend ROI and brand growth.” MediaCo also has an option to purchase Estrella Media’s station licenses at a later date pending regulatory approval. The deal is structured with Estrella Media’s parent company Estrella Broadcasting receiving a warrant to purchase up to a total of 28,206,152 newly issued shares of MediaCo Class A Common Stock, exercisable at an exercise price of $0.00001 per share; $60 million of newly issued shares of MediaCo Series B Preferred Stock that will accrue dividends at a rate of 6.0% per annum; a $30 million second lien term note with a five-year term and an interest rate of SOFR + 6.0% per annum; and approximately $30 million in cash. Should MediaCo exercise its option for the station licenses, Estrella Broadcasting would receive an additional 7,051,538 newly issued shares of MediaCo Class A Common Stock. MediaCo received a $45 million first lien term loan facility from WhiteHawk Capital Partners to pay for the transaction with #35 million being drawn at closing. Estrella also designated three people to MediaCo’s board of directors. Prior to the consummation of the transaction, Standard General converted all of the outstanding shares of MediaCo Series A Preferred Stock into a total of 20,733,869 shares of newly issued shares of MediaCo Class A Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock. MediaCo is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Current Report on Form 8-K that will provide additional detail regarding the transaction. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP served as legal counsel to MediaCo in connection with the transaction. RBC Capital Markets, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Estrella Broadcasting and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Wiley Rein LLP served as Estrella Broadcasting?s legal counsel. Sidley Austin LLP served as legal counsel to WhiteHawk Capital Partners. more
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