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    February 28th, 2024, 07:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: A pair of Country shows have utilized the on-going Country Radio Seminar to announce new affiliates. Skyview Networks’ “Country Top 40 with Fitz” has been added at KSOP Inc.’s “Z104” KSOP-FM Salt Lake City and Southern Torch Media’s “Wild Country 98.3” WKEA-FM Scottsboro AL. KSOP-FM PD Deb Turpin stated, ?We love having Fitz on the Z104 team! He goes the extra mile, and it shows!? “I am thrilled for the continued growth of CT40 and for the opportunity to reach new audiences that connect so deeply with the incredible country talents and hits that we get to showcase each day!” added Fitz, host of Country Top 40 with Fitz. “We are living the dream, and I can’t wait to keep sharing in the excitement with country music’s most dedicated listeners.” Compass Media’s “The Original Country Gold with Rowdy Yates” adds “Q97.3/99.7” WUUQ Chattanooga TN, “103.3 The Range” KRAN-FM Cheyenne WY, “95.5/99.5 The Twister” KSDZ Gordon/KDJL Kilgore NE, “Classic Country 106.9” KTPK-FM Topeka KS, and “95.3 The Bear” WFFN Tuscaloosa AL. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 06:30 PM
    From Radio Online: American General Media (AGM) appoints William "Billy" Smith as General Manager of its Bakersfield station group, effective immediately. Smith has worked successfully in both radio and television, most recently in sales management for Hearst Television in Sacramento. AGM Regional Manager Rich Watson More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 04:50 PM
    From Radio Online: "Just The Truth," the podcast hosted by veteran political commentator and South Carolina radio personality Joey Hudson, is on the ground in Israel this week, reporting from the breaking news epicenter of 2024 with news and special guests. The podcast is partnering with Salem Radio Network's syndicated talk More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 04:50 PM
    From Radio Online: The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has revealed the lineup for the NAB Show Welcome Session, taking place on the Main Stage at NAB Show, April 15 at 9:30am PT. NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt will lead off the event with a state of the industry fireside chat hosted by More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 04:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Nielsen begins its releases of the January 2024 diary surveys today. Today’s markets include January monthly ratings for Baton Rouge, Louisville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Puerto Rico. Other markets coming this week include: On Thursday, February 29: January monthly ratings for Birmingham, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Fort Myers, Greenville/Spartanburg, Richmond, and Rochester, and Tucson. On Friday, March 1: January monthly ratings for Albany/Schenectady/Troy, Allentown/Bethlehem, Dayton, Fresno, Grand Rapids and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 03:30 PM
    From Radio Online: iHeartMedia names Taylor Jukes as Senior Vice President of Programming for San Diego, effective immediately. Jukes joins from iHeartMedia/Miami, where she served as the Program Director of WHYI (Y100). She continues her role on the iHeart CHR Brand Team. Previously, Taylor was Program Director of Virgin More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 01:21 PM
    From Radio Insight: One of the things I appreciated about Beyonc?’s ?Texas Hold ?Em? is how it short-circuited a lot of the other music discussions that were taking place at the time. On Saturday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations were announced. The next day, Usher played the Super Bowl’s Halftime Show. Suddenly, a lot of old arguments about which artists belonged where were being relitigated online.* Just a week before, seeing Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs on the Grammys had reinforced my belief that people wanted to bond over music. Discovering that somebody likes the same music is always great; it?s even better when they surprise you. A while back, I told a radio friend half my age that I had discovered the hardcore-but-mainstreaming band Turnstile. ?I love you,? he said. With radio less able to create shared experiences, friends and family and people you can talk to music about are more important than ever. On Super Bowl Sunday, it felt as if the world could not disagree on even music without being disagreeable. On Monday, although the spotlight was on Country, programmers in all formats struggled with what to make of ?Texas Hold ?Em.? By last Thursday, it was growing steadily everywhere, and Monday?s ?huh?? had become ?okay, we?ll try it.? By this Tuesday, ?Hold ?Em? was most added at Hot AC, Top 40, and Country. It’s early days yet, but however ?Hold ?Em? plays out with listeners, it means next week?s scheduled panel on ?inclusive radio? at the Country Radio Seminar will be much less abstract. The discussions about the song ? but also about all our musical hot topics of recent weeks ? have also helped crystallize some thoughts that began taking shape several years ago. Some are more clearly related to ?Texas Hold ?Em? than others; all are related. Crossover is the thing over the years that has made music, radio, and charts the most interesting for me. When I began to understand radio programming, Washington, D.C., and Detroit were the two most fascinating markets for their intersection of Rock and R&B. When I heard Houston radio in the early ?80s, Country and R&B overlapped in ways that made it inevitable that ?Texas Hold ?Em? would come out of that market. It made sense that Houston and Detroit were Beyonc?’s first Country adds. In between, I had discovered Country radio at a time when its parameters were changing daily, and many of its hits were covered at R&B (and vice versa). For most people, their golden age of Top 40 ? whether that?s 1967, 1979, 1983, or 1998 ? was the moment when ?Top 40 played everything.? Usually, that turns out to mean ?R&B and Country together.? Top 40?s first and most obvious bottoming-out moment was the 1980-82 ?disco backlash,? when Country dominated, and R&B nearly disappeared. People who lived through ?Top 40 plays everything? generally understand that ?rock and roll? means more than guitar rock. But they have a hard time extending that to artists from after they gave up on current music, whether that was rock radio in 1968, disco in 1979, or Hip-Hop in 1994. People who understand the Supremes as ?rock and roll? don?t see the contradiction in complaining about Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey being Rock Hall-worthy. Like the argument about Classic Rock vs. Usher/Dr. Dre/J-Lo & Shakira at the halftime show, a lot of the ?don?t even call it the Rock Hall, then? pouting is about the music that makes one feel old. The last wildly successful era of Top 40 was atypical. It didn?t play everything. The musical influences were broad, but there was less actual crossover from any other format. Even Usher made separate records for CHR and Hip-Hop/R&B radio. For a few years, it gave parents and kids something to talk about, and made adults feel more connected. Eventually, though, CHR became claustrophobic and remains thus, although the sound it overindulges has changed. Last summer, it was Country crossovers. Now, there is as much retro-disco in CHR as there was actual disco in February 1979. Those songs sound great and help a tempo-starved format, but they also make ?Texas Hold ?Em? a welcome change-up. Over the last 10 days, ?Texas Hold ?Em? has struck me as a lot of things, including the successor to Shania Twain?s late-?90s hits, where Mutt Lange filtered a genre?s entire history through his own musical frame of reference. (The “Pour Some Sugar On Me” reference telegraphs that.) Sometimes, it feels like ?Macarena,? the unifying party record arriving at another time of musical angst. ?Texas Hold ?Em? had to come from outside. If Beyonc? had gone to Nashville to make a Country record, radio would have likely welcomed her. Many PDs grew up with Destiny’s Child or played her in a previous format. She was, unlike Lil Nas X, from the time before many veered away from Hip-Hop/R&B. Maybe the record Beyonc? made within Nashville would have been ?Wagon Wheel,? Darius Rucker?s perfect synthesis of everything that was one of Country?s biggest 2010s moments. But maybe it would have been Sheryl Crow, a well-loved artist struggling to give radio what it wanted. If ?Texas Hold ?Em? works everywhere (or anywhere), it will be by trying to fit nowhere. Country has always contained multitudes, something less obvious if you’ve followed it only through the headlines. It is the format where even the PDs who tried to play ?Old Town Road? quickly backed away, but it is also ?* The format where Merle Haggard?s politics changed in front of listeners over a 10-year-span from ?The Fighting Side of Me? to ?Irma Jackson? to ?Rainbow Stew.?* The format that depended on both Toby Keith and the Chicks during the format doldrums of the late ?90s/early ?00s; many years later, I saw Keith at CRS mention John Prine (clearly a Chicks influence) as a favorite artist, and I was sorry that music clearly wasn?t enough to foster understanding in this case.* The format in the late ?10s that most often addressed America?s division until songs like Kenny Chesney?s ?Get Along? or Luke Bryan?s ?Most People Are Good? no longer felt like enough to bridge the gap.* A format where some of the same PDs who played ?Rich Men North of Richmond? are the ones breaking ?Texas Hold ?Em.? (There are a few pop PDs who have played both as well.) Long before ?Try That in a Small Town,? Country?s ratings in larger PPM markets made me wonder if perhaps some existing listeners felt uncomfortable. Did it begin with losing the Chicks? Was it too many songs about small-town values without a balance? Not enough females? Or were the concerns more universal ? not enough tempo? Too much ?boyfriend country?? Not enough older music? Those things were issues for Country listeners in most markets before the recent resurgence. Seattle was one of the markets I wondered about. As it happened, all it took to grow Country?s numbers was KKWF (the Wolf) to lose its competitors. And in many of the same markets, including Seattle, Top 40 has had issues too. But as CRS convenes, I still hope Country is encouraged to cast a wide net. It is the current-based format with a large-enough platform and a history of addressing real-life issues to bring people together through music. CRS 2024 was already shaping up as a victory lap because of the format?s musical resurgence. I hope that ?Texas Hold ?Em? turns out to be a part of the success story at CRS 2025 but that, whatever its outcome, the discussion doesn?t hinge on one song. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 12:51 PM
    From Radio Insight: Premiere Networks has announced the promotion of Tammy Ragusa to Executive Producer of Premiere Prep?s country radio services. Based in Nashville, Ragusa will oversee the company?s Country Today and True Country prep services, plus country music-focused remote broadcasts and live event coverage. She previously served as a producer, will continue to report to Andrew Richter, Editor in Chief of Premiere News and Prep. ?Tammy is one of the most knowledgeable and determined people I’ve ever had the privilege to*work*with,? said Richter. ?I know that under her leadership, Country Today and True Country will continue to be the best country prep services in the industry, and she’ll deliver an amazing product to our affiliates.? ?I?m so excited to step into a new role at Premiere and continue my tenure with the Premiere Prep team,? said Ragusa. ?The standard of service we have established, and my colleagues’ encouragement inspire me to elevate our Country Today and True Country services, and to better serve our affiliates and our music industry partners.? Ragusa is a 30-year veteran of Nashville?s country music community. She launched her career in marketing and publicity at Arista/Nashville, before transitioning into artist development. She continued her label tenure at RCA and then Capitol Records, before shifting into journalism where she worked as a senior staff writer and podcast host for Country Weekly. She continued her editorial work at country music digital outlet Rare Country where she added social media community management to her resume. Tammy returned to Premiere in 2019 after having previously worked with the company from 2006 to 2012. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 12:51 PM
    From Radio Insight: iHeartMedia CHR “Y100” WHYI Miami Program Director Taylor Jukes has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Programming for its San Diego cluster. Jukes has programmed WHYI since April 2019 after a long career in Canada where she most recently served as Bell Media?s Senior Manager of National Content for iHeartRadio Canada. She has also programmed CHR ?99.9 Virgin Radio? CKFM Toronto, ?91.7 The Bounce? CHBN Edmonton, and the combo of ?94.5 Virgin Radio? CFBT and AAA ?Shore 104.3? CHHR Vancouver. She also serves on iHeart’s national CHR programming team and will continue in that role. Jukes released in a statement, “I’m thrilled to be heading back to the West Coast to join the team in beautiful San Diego, where they have strong heritage brands and an amazing roster of talent! Thanks to Noreen Ippolito and Gene Romano for this incredible programming leadership opportunity. iHeart San Diego Market President Norren Ippolito comments, “We are so excited to welcome Taylor into our San Diego cluster. Her knowledge of the audio business and track record speak for themselves. We are eager for Taylor to bring her skill set and big ideas from Miami to an already incredible cluster of stations.” Local sources tell us that further personnel changes are ongoing at iHeart San Diego as well. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 12:51 PM
    From Radio Online: Cumulus appoints Brooks O'Brian as Program Director for Country WFMS-FM in Indianapolis. She'll also be heard in afternoon drive, airing weekdays from 3-7pm. O'Brian was previously PD for KXSN-FM and KYXY in (Sunny 98.1)/San Diego. Before that, she was PD for Country KWNR-FM (99.5 The Bull) in Las Vegas. More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 12:12 PM
    From Radio Online: SiriusXM has announced its plans for season-long coverage of the 2024 NTT Indycar Series season. Starting with the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding, running Sunday, March 10 (coverage starting at 11:30am ET), SiriusXM subscribers will have More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 12:12 PM
    From Radio Insight: Cumulus Media Country 95.5 WFMS Indianapolis has appointed Brooks O’Brian as its PD/afternoon host. O’Brian joins WFMS after ten months as Brand Manager at Townsquare Media’s “New Country 98.1” WWJO St. Cloud MN. Prior to relocating back home to Minnesota last April, O’Brian spent sixteen years at Audacy Country 103.7 KSON as APD/MD/midday host, wnile also serving as PD of Soft AC ?Easy 98.1? KIFM turned Classic Hits ?Sunny 98.1? KXSN from 2013 to 2020 and AC 96.5 KYXY from 2018 to 2020. She began her career as a programming assistant at Country 103.5 WYNY New York from 1989 to 1992 and then spent three years in nights and then afternoons at 98.1 KBUL Reno followed by a decade at Country 95.5 KWNR Las Vegas where she rose from nights to middays to mornings while adding Music Director and later Program Director duties. Mike Killabrew, Operations Manager, Cumulus Indianapolis, said: ?The entire WFMS team and I are thrilled to have Brooks in Indianapolis. Her passion, vision and collaborative mind-set will take WFMS to the next level!? Brooks O?Brian commented: ?I?m excited to join the incredible team at WFMS and Cumulus Indianapolis! It is a privilege to be associated with these heritage call letters in such a vibrant city. I can?t wait to help grow the brand and embrace the community!? She takes the WFMS duties than had been held by former Cumulus Indianapolis Operations Manager Chris ‘Boomer’ Layfield until his exit last November. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 11:32 AM
    From Radio Online: Edison Research's Share of Ear study finds that listeners from urban, suburban and rural areas (as defined by the U.S. Census) exhibit distinctively different behaviors when it comes to AM/FM radio listening, and podcast listening. As seen in the graphic below, those who live in rural areas spend a much More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 11:32 AM
    From Radio Online: Premiere Networks promotes Tammy Ragusa to Executive Producer of Premiere Prep's Country radio services, effective immediately. Based in Nashville, Ragusa will oversee the company's Country Today and True Country prep services, as well as country music-focused remote broadcasts and live event coverage. More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 11:32 AM
    From Radio Online: The New York Jets and iHeartMedia New York have agreed to a multi-year radio and streaming partnership that establishes Classic Rock WAXQ (Q104.3)/New York as the official broadcast radio home of the New York Jets, connecting the company's listeners across multiple platforms to New York Jets partnerships, More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 10:57 AM
    From Radio Online: Beasley Media relocates Kathy Romano's radio show, "Her Story," from Adult Hits WBEN (95.7 BEN FM) to Rock WMMR-FM in Philadelphia, starting Sunday, March 3 at 7am. "Her Story" illuminates the narratives of women catalyzing tangible change in their communities and beyond. Originally launched on BEN-FM in More...
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    February 28th, 2024, 10:24 AM
    From Radio Insight: Matt Wardlaw has taken over the hosting reins of Townsquare Media and Compass Media Networks’ “Ultimate Classic Rock” from ‘Uncle Joe’ Benson. Wardlaw has been a writer and editor of Townsquare’s UltimateClassicRock.com since its launch in 2011. He has also served as Director of Affiliate Relations for Sun Broadcast Group, spent sixteen years as Director of Marketing and then Director of Operations at Envision Networks, and has worked on air at Rock “92.3 K-Rock” and Alternative “Radio 92.3” WKRK-FM Cleveland from 2003-11. He has hosted the weekend edition of Ultimate Classic Rock since its launch in January 2022 and co-wrote “The Oral History of WMMS“. Benson, best known for his 37 year run in Los Angeles at 95.5 KLOS, 93.1 KCBS-FM, and 97.1 KLSX, had hosted the weeknight show since its launch it 2018. Benson’s radio career began in 1968 and has also worked in Cleveland, Milwaukee, Quad Cities, and Rockford as well as hosting Westwood One’s “Off The Record”. A Compass Media Networks representative stated that Benson has stepped away from his duties. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 07:12 AM
    From Radio Insight: JVC Media will flip Rhythmic CHR “Fly 103.1” WFYY Windermere/Orlando FL to Conservative Talk “Florida Man Radio” on Monday, March 4. The move will upgrade the nearly five year old brand from 105.5 W288CJ Oviedo FL fed by WFYY-HD3 to the Class C2 signal that has been home to the Rhythmic CHR brand since August 2022. “Florida Man Radio” launched in Orlando in September 2019 and most of its lineup also airs in Fort Walton Beach on 103.1 WZLB Valparaiso. The station’s lineup currently features Bubba The Love Sponge’s syndicated show in mornings, Don Miller from 10-1145am, Westwood One’s Dan Bongino Show from 12-3pm, Shannon Burke in afternoons, and Premiere Networks Jesse Kelly Show in evenings. The station positions itself between iHeartMedia Hot Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS-FM and the Conservative Talk combination of Cox’s 580/107.3 WDBO and iHeart’s “Newsradio WFLA” 540/93.1/94.1 WFLF. “Fly 103.1” had a 1.3 share in the January 2024 Nielsen Audio ratings as it was unable to claim the audience made available following Cox’s sale of “Power 95.3” WOYO to SBS. “Florida Man Radio” last appeared in the ratings with a 0.1 share in December 2023. The flip will leave iHeartMedia’s “104.5 The Beat” WTKS-HD2 as the only Hip Hop station in the market. It also had a 1.3 share in the January ratings. No word yet on the status of the Fly 103.1 airstaff which includes Program Director Stevie DeMann, morning host Lil? Shawn, midday host Murph Dawg, and afternoon hosts Ricky Padilla and DJ Nasty. JVC, which also owns “ESPN 660” WDYZ in the Orlando market, states a new format will launch on the 105.5 translator. Our expectations would be a simulcast of WDYZ. more
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    February 28th, 2024, 12:10 AM
    From Radio Online: AdLarge is unveiling of its new female podcast network called the fwd. network. Poised to bring advertisers and female creators together, this network will provide access to female-centric digital content and audiences. The fwd. network plans to deliver content dedicated to championing the stories, More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 07:20 PM
    From Radio Insight: iHeartMedia is adding another NFL franchise to its portfolio as multiple reports indicate that the New York Jets will move to Classic Rock “Q104.3” WAXQ for the 2024 season. The Jets have been heard on “ESPN 98.7” WEPN-FM and predecessor 1050 WEPN since 1998. The station will be moving back to AM only in August once Good Karma Brands’ LMA of the signal from Emmis ends in August. The reports indicate that Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons, who have called Jets games together since 2002 will remain in place. iHeartMedia held the rights to 18 of the NFL’s 32 franchises during the 2023 season adding the Miami Dolphins and Washington Commanders last year. more
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    February 27th, 2024, 04:50 PM
    From Radio Online: Wondery is launching a new two-part limited series, The Last City, an immersive "cli-fi" (climate fiction) narrative drama about a futuristic utopia, the ravaged wasteland just beyond its walls, and the people fighting to salvage the planet. The fictional scripted series, starring Rhea Seehorn (Better Call More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 04:10 PM
    From Radio Online: WCFB (Star 94.5) in Orlando has announced the creation of a line dance for Beyonce's hit song, "Texas Hold 'Em." The dance was crafted to capture the rhythm and energy of the song, allowing listeners to groove to the music in a fun and engaging way. "Texas Hold 'Em" has made Beyonce More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 04:10 PM
    From Radio Online: Lemonada Media has announced that actor, writer, director, best selling author and singer/songwriter David Duchovny ("The X-Files") will join the network's lineup of shows with a new podcast, "Fail Better." The seasonal weekly series, premiering this spring, will have Duchovny in his More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 03:10 PM
    From Radio Online: Beasley Media inks Nio Fernandez to a multiyear renewal to continue serving as Director of Latin formats. In his role, the veteran programmer will continue to be responsible for overseeing all Latino brands for the company while continuing his programming duties at WYUU-FM (92.5 Maxima) in Tampa. "The More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 12:52 PM
    From Radio Online: TM Studios taps Hannah Brummer to join Senior Affiliate Relations Director Steve Kaufman to form the TM Affiliate Relations "Dream Team." In her new role at TM, Brummer will work alongside Kaufman, as they represent TM's range of products including Jingles, Production Music and new tools for radio to come in More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 12:11 PM
    From Radio Insight: With the retirements of Rick Alexander and Lisa Harding from mornings at Alpha Media Hot AC “Mix 95.1” WIKZ Chambersburg PA/Hagerstown MD after 38 years this week, the station has announced that Ryan Smetzer will join the station to host mornings starting on Monday, March 4. Smetzer currently hosts afternoons at sister CHR “Live 96.7” WDLD Halfway/Hagerstown and 99.7 WDJX Louisville KY and will continue on both stations. He says, “As someone who grew up listening to the Rick and Lisa Show on WIKZ on my school bus, in the car with Mom and Dad, and throughout high school and college, and have been honored to call the two of them colleagues since 2015, I know that the morning show baton being passed on to me is one that has been held by true legends of the airwaves. I hope to carry on the epic tradition of having fun in the morning, and serving the Hagerstown/Chambersburg area community well. Thankful to Ed Dorsey and Phil Becker for this insane opportunity, and allowing for me to embark on this new adventure while continuing to hang with my friends on the air in Louisville on 99.7 DJX, and my Live 96.7 community in Hagerstown.” . more
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    February 27th, 2024, 12:11 PM
    From Radio Insight: Super Hi-Fi has announced a partnership with Xperi and Cumulus Media to launch a pair of HD Radio subchannels showcasing tech innovations to develop listener and creator engagement. “The Hill” on 104.5 WGFX-HD2 was developed in partnership with students from Green Hill High School in Mt Juliet TN featuring a mix of mix of popular and emerging music across Pop, Hip-Hop, Alternative, and Country genres. The announcement states that the station offers students a unique opportunity to engage with programming and on-air activities, fostering a practical learning environment within the broadcasting field using next-generation programming and operations tools. “Nashville Songwriter Radio” is on WGFX-HD3 featuring “music penned and performed by local songwriters and the classic Nashville sounds that inspires them, celebrating the creative spirit and storytelling for which Nashville is renowned.” Both channels utilize a combination of Super Hi-Fi’s “Program Director” Radio Operating System and Xperi’s HD Radio and DTS Autostage tools “to expand listenership by delivering in-vehicle radio experiences with new levels of audience targeting, personalized discovery, audio delivery and detailed reporting and analytics.” “Super Hi-Fi is excited to collaborate with Xperi and Cumulus to create these groundbreaking HD Radio experiences,” said Zack Zalon, CEO at Super Hi-Fi. “We’re proud to contribute to the rich musical tapestry of Nashville by bringing these new hyper-local HD Radio formats to the market.” “We’ve seen incredible advances in digital audio in-home and mobile and, as the pioneer and leader in vehicle audio, Xperi is uniquely positioned to develop, test and validate broadcast services that can be rapidly deployed in connected cars,” said Joe D’Angelo, SVP of Broadcast and Digital Audio at Xperi. “We see this as the logical next step in our collaboration with both the radio and automotive industries. Bringing new capabilities to the market will provide valuable services to broadcasters, advertisers and most importantly, improve the listening experience for end users.” “By partnering with Super Hi-Fi and Xperi, we are adopting innovative technology that allows us to connect to new, local communities with targeted programming by leveraging our HD radio ancillary channels that have the potential to reach different audiences around the country,” said Conrad Trautmann, Chief Technology Officer of Cumulus Media. more
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    February 27th, 2024, 11:37 AM
    From Radio Online: Cumulus Media reported fourth quarter net revenues fell 11.9% to $221.3 million from $251.2 million in 2023. Adjusted EBITDA was down 46.6% to $22.79 million from $42.7 million. Total broadcast radio revenue declined 18.2% to $153.5 million from $187.6 million, while digital revenues grew 5% to $39.5 million More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 11:37 AM
    From Radio Online: Auddia Inc., an AI platform for audio identification and classification, signs a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Radio FM (RFM), an AM/FM streaming app. Closing the acquisition remains subject to financing the acquisition cost. In early January, 2024, Google selected the More...
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    February 27th, 2024, 11:37 AM
    From Radio Online: iHeartPodcasts and multiplatform media personality Stephen A. Smith have announced that "The Stephen A. Smith Show" will join the iHeartPodcast network, effective immediately. New episodes of the program will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are More...
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