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    February 23rd, 2024, 04:40 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, Providence, Norfolk, Jacksonville, 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 returns to the top of Austin up 9.1 to 10.6. Audacy AC “Majic 95.5” KKMJ moves 15.2 to 7.1. Public News/Talk 90.1 KUT-FM rises 5.3 to 6.9. iHeartMedia Country 98.1 KVET-FM is up 4.7 to 5.8. Waterloo News/Talk 590/99.7 KLBJ climbs 4.7 to 5.8. iHeartMedia CHR “96.7 Kiss-FM” KHFI rises 3.0 to 4.4. Classical 89.5 KMFA trends up 2.1 – 2.5 – 2.7 with its stream up 0.1 to 0.7. AAA “Sun Radio 100.1” 1060 KTSN trends up 1.0 – 1.2 – 1.6. Raleigh/DurhamRadio One Adult R&B “Foxy 107.1/104.3” WFXC/WFXK takes the lead 7.8 to 9.5. Public News/Talk 91.5 WUNC-FM is up 7.9 to 9.0. Capitol Broadcasting AC “Mix 101.5” WRAL-FM is off 9.9 to 7.7. iHeartMedia Conservative Talk “Talk 106.1” WTKK jumps 5.0 to 7.5. Curtis Media Classic Hits “Kix 102” WKIX-FM/WKXU/WKJO trends up 5.1 – 6.9 – 7.2 for what Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes is a new station record high. iHeartMedia CHR “G105” WDCG holds at a 3.9 share as Curtis Media’s “Pulse-FM” 96.9 WPLW trends up 1.5 – 2.1 – 2.7. iHeart Country “B93.9” WNCB trends down 4.6 – 3.6 – 3.2. Capitol Broadcasting AAA “That Station 95.7” WRAL-HD2 rises 1.0 to 1.5. IndianapolisRadio One AC “B105.7” WYXB maintains its holiday season lead 19.5 to 9.8. Radio One’s Adult R&B 106.7 WTLC-FM explodes up 5.1 – 6.1 – 6.6 – 9.0, which Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes is the largest share ever for the station. Cumulus Classic Hits 104.5 WJJK rebounds 6.2 to 7.6 (stream adding 0.7). iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Q95” WFBQ rises 5.9 to 6.9. Also setting a new station record high is Sarkes Tarzian AAA 92.3 WTTS as it rises 5.4 to 6.3. Public News/Talk 90.1 WFYI-FM is up 3.4 to 4.6. iHeartMedia Classic Alternative “Indy 103.3” WOLT rises 3.4 to 4.1. Cumulus CHR 99.5 WZPL falls 5.3 to 4.4. iHeart Hip Hop “Real 98.3” WZRL slides 2.2 – 2.0 – 1.7. NashvilleMidwest Communications AC “Mix 92.9” WJXA holds onto most of its holiday audience 17.4 to 12.9 up significantly from its 7.8 share in November. Cumulus Sports “104.5 The Zone” WGFX jumps 6.9 to 8.0. iHeartMedia Classic Rock “105.9 The Rock” WNRQ surges up 5.1 to 7.1 for its largest share since January 2021. Midwest Variety Hits “96.3 Jack-FM” WCJK is down for the fourth straight month 9.8 – 9.0 – 7.9 – 6.5 – 6.3 to tie for fourth with Cumulus’ “103.3 Country” WKDF as it soars 4.5 to 6.3. iHeartMedia Country “The Big 98” WSIX is up 4.7 to 5.4. Cumulus Conservative Talk “99.7 WTN” WWTN gains 3.9 to 5.4. iHeart Conservative Talk “Talk Radio 98.3” 1510 WLAC rises 1.2 to 2.1. Cumulus Adult R&B “92Q” WQQK slides 5.2 – 4.2 – 3.1. Hope Media Group Christian AC “88.7 Way-FM” WAYM trends down 3.4 – 2.7 – 2.4. Cumulus Country “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM falls 5.0 to 3.1. Cromwell Sports “102.5 The Game” WPRT-FM trends up 1.6 – 2.0 – 2.3. MilwaukeeiHeartMedia Conservative Talk 1130 WISN rises 9.0 to 11.5, which Huff notes is its largest share since November 2020. Saga Classic Rock “Hometown Rock 96.5” WKLH places second 7.1 to 7.0. iHeartMedia Classic Hits “95.7 Big-FM” WRIT-FM is third 8.9 to 6.1. Good Karma News/Talk 620 WTMJ is down for the fifth straight month 6.4 to 6.0. iHeart Country “FM 106.1” WMIL-FM is up 4.9 to 5.4. iHeartMedia Hip Hop “V100” WKKV trends up 3.9 – 4.1 – 4.6. Hubbard Classic Rock “97.1 The Drive” WDRV/96.9 WWDV continues to rise in Milwaukee 2.0 – 2.5 – 3.0 – 4.0. ProvidenceCumulus AC “Lite 105.1” WWLI holds its lead 19.0 to 9.8. Hall Communications’ “Cat Country 98.1” WCTK rises 7.3 to 8.3. iHeartMedia Rock 94.1 WHJY is up 6.6 to 7.0. Cumulus News/Talk 630 WPRO/99.7 WEAN is up 5.9 to 6.9. iHeart Classic Hits “B101” WWBB holds at a 6.7 share. iHeartMedia Hot AC “Now 93.3” WSNE jumps 4.2 to 6.1. Cumulus CHR “92 Pro-FM” WPRO-FM ends its four month slide up 3.9 to 4.5. Norfolk/Virginia BeachAudacy Adult R&B “95.7 R&B” WVKL rises 8.8 to 10.0 to reclaim the market lead from sister AC “101.3 2WD” WWDE as it moves 15.8 to 8.2. Sinclair Communications Variety Hits “93.7 Bob-FM” WNOB is up 7.0 to 7.9. Saga Classic Rock “106.9 The Fox” WAFX trends up 5.4 – 5.6 – 6.3. Sinclair Country “US 106.1” WUSH rises 4.3 to 5.6. Max Media AC “92.9 The Wave” WTWV-FM rises 3.6 to 4.7. Sinclair Alternative “96X” WROX-FM trends up 1.5 – 2.2 – 2.6. Max Media Country “97.3 The Eagle” WGH-FM trends down 6.4 – 5.0 – 4.8. JacksonvilleCox Classic Rock “96.9 The Eagle” WJGL rises 8.5 to 11.3 to barely take the Jacksonville lead as Renda AC 96.1 WEJZ holds onto a large percentage of its Christmas audience 19.8 to 11.1. Cox News/Talk 104.5 WOKV-FM rises 6.5 to 8.0. iHeartMedia Adult R&B “V101.5” WSOL is up 6.5 to 6.6. Cox Soft AC “Easy 102.9” WEZI gains 5.3 to 6.1 and its stream makes a big 1.2 to 2.0 rise. iHeartMedia Country 99.1 WQIK jumps 4.4 to 5.7. Cox CHR 95.1 WAPE climbs 2.7 to 3.9 (stream adds 0.4). iHeartMedia Rock “107.3 Planet Radio” WPLA trends down 4.4 – 4.1 – 3.4. Greensboro/Winston-SalemAudacy Adult R&B 97.1 WQMG jumps up 11.8 to 14.4 for what Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes is the largest share in the history of the station. Audacy Variety Hits “98.7 Simon” WSMW is up 7.7 to 9.5 and sister Hip Hop “102 Jamz” WJMH gains 6.2 to 7.9. iHeartMedia AC “Mix 99.5” WMAG moves 16.5 to 7.2. Dick Broadcasting Classic Rock “Rock 92” WKRR rises 5.3 to 6.3. Public News/Talk 88.5 WFDD trends up 4.0 – 4.2 – 5.3 to also set a record high for the station. iHeartMedia Country “Q104.1” WTQR jumps up 3.0 to 5.3, while Audacy Country “93.1 The Wolf” WPAW trends down 5.4 – 4.5 – 4.0. Dick CHR 107.5 WKZL rises 2.5 to 3.5. iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Real Rock 105.7” WVBZ slides 3.5 – 2.8 – 2.1. West Palm BeachAfter falling to a 5.1 in October, Hubbard Hot AC 97.9 WRMF continues surge back up rising 7.5 to 8.9. Hubbard Adult R&B “X102.3” WMBX continues its slide 8.7 – 6.4 – 6.1. iHeartMedia AC “Kool 105.5” WOLL is up 5.1 to 5.6. Hubbard Classic Hits “Sunny 107.9” WEAT moves 9.6 to 5.4. Hope Media Group Christian AC “88.1 Way-FM” WAYF is up 3.2 to 3.7. Hubbard Country 103.1 WIRK trends down 4.5 – 3.6 – 3.2. iHeartMedia Classic Rock “98.7 The Gator” WKGR slides 4.5 – 4.3 – 3.0. Hubbard Conservative Talk 850 WFTL rises 2.1 to 3.0. MemphisiHeartMedia Adult R&B “V101” KJMS leads 11.2 to 11.6 with sister Gospel “95.7 Hallelujah-FM” WHAL-FM behind up 8.3 to 10.0. Audacy AC “104.5 The River” WRVR is third 15.4 to 8.6. iHeartMedia Hip Hop “K97” WHRK slides 8.6 – 7.9 – 7.4. iHeart R&B Oldies 1070 WDIA rises 3.0 to 4.4. Audacy Sports “ESPN 92.9” WMFS-FM/680 WMFS trends up 2.6 – 2.8 – 3.2. HartfordA pair of Audacy stations tie atop Hartford. Hot AC 96.5 WTIC-FM explodes 5.6 to 10.0 (and stream adding 0.4) to tie AC “Lite 100.5” WRCH as it moves 16.9 to 10.0. Huff notes this is the largest share for WTIC-FM since Summer 1990, its first time atop the market since October 2014, and the first time since May 2020 that any station other than WRCH has had a share of the lead. Audacy Classic Hits “105.9 The River” WHCN slides 8.8 – 7.5 – 7.2. Audacy News/Talk 1080 WTIC gains 5.2 to 6.6 (stream adds 0.4) and sister Hip Hop “Hot 93.7” WZMX trends up 4.7 – 5.6 – 6.4. Full Power Radio Adult R&B “102.5 Hartford’s R&B Station” 1470 WBOM is up 1.3 to 1.8. more
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    February 23rd, 2024, 04:00 PM
    From Radio Online: The FCC's Fourth Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, made public on Thursday, reinstates the collection of workforce composition data for radio and television broadcasters on FCC Form 395-B. The move follows the recent addition of Anna Gomez as the More...
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    February 23rd, 2024, 04:00 PM
    From Radio Online: Broadcast Electronics, part of the Elenos Group, announces that Joe Myers has rejoined the company as Eastern Regional Sales Manager for all of its products and service in the Eastern U.S. and portions of the Caribbean. Myers will be based in Lexington, SC. Previously, held multiple senior sales roles with More...
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    February 23rd, 2024, 02:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: It is a scenario that has sustained some broadcasters for years. What if overleveraged major radio groups ended up selling off stations to smaller operators? Would that not transfer control from Wall Street back to committed local broadcasters? Could it turn the clock back on radio?s post-1996 consolidation? In the U.S., that scenario has largely failed to materialize. Stations that were earmarked for sale due to market caps languished for years in trusts. Religious broadcasters, usually with national franchises, have been the ones most able to expand. This week?s sale of Neuhoff Media/Lafayette, Ind., to Saga is a transfer from a smaller group to a well-respected medium-sized one. But it?s not repatriation from a major owner. In Canada, however, that exact scenario began to unfold Feb. 8 when Bell Media announced it was selling 45 of its 103 radio stations to seven smaller groups: Vista Radio, Maritime Broadcasting, Durham Radio, My Broadcasting, Arsenal Broadcasting, Whiteoaks Communications, and ZoomerMedia. The Bell divestiture is not exactly a feel-good story. It came amidst a new round of job cuts across Bell and parent company BCE Inc., many of them at local or network TV properties. It was also accompanied by a statement from Bell?s Legal and Regulatory officer declaring radio ?not a viable business anymore,? adding that radio is headed ?in the wrong direction.? The group has already turned off or sold a number of heritage AM stations. For any owner, recapturing the spirit of ?95 will be challenging on either side of the border. Smaller groups still grapple with the contraction of the radio business and the fragmentation of the audience. Even before 1996, they were a prime customer (although not the only one) of syndicated automated formats, then satellite networks. Some small-market stations manage to field an entire staff; others use voice-tracking as extensively as major ownership. Given the landscape, some Ross on Radio readers caution not to expect too much from such a change. Reader Don McCullen cites Merulo Media?s reported elimination of midday shifts this week.* ?Understand that smaller operators can be just as guilty of groupthink as the big ones,? says veteran PD Jerry Noble. What then should a smaller owner do upon receiving stations from a major group? For many of the Ross on Radio readers posed that question, the first answer was ?hire a sales staff? ? even before reemphasizing local hosts. ?The very first thing I would try to do is figure out where the revenue is going to come from and try to find and pay the greatest salespeople I could possibly muster up,? says veteran GM/PD and Musicom Academy host Pat Holiday. ?You that sales staff, and they have to be able to make more money than they could selling cars or insurance. At three dollars a spot, that?s not happening,? says Brad Lovett. ?I?d find local direct-sales ninjas with a passion for helping small businesses grow and who don?t give a rat?s ass about agency buys,? says researcher Matt Bailey. Between due diligence on available revenue and the security of the transmitter site, ?It?s a long list before I could even get to programming,? says news veteran Gil Gross. ?I?m seeing a lot of stations that do their best to be local that are going under because the ad support and possible co-op dollars just don?t exist.?* The only counter on the importance of local sales is veteran researcher John Parikhal, who suggests looking beyond ?the sagging program-interruption model, which everyone hates.? For Pop Gold Radio?s Don Tandler, the priority is to ?bring back local news ? especially since so many small newspapers have folded.? Steacy Easton wants to see more ?community small-scale reporting.? ?While I might leverage personalities across the chain, every station would have a local news director with a dictate to find the drama in local government meetings,? says Bailey. ?Build a digital platform for both local sales and marketing that actually works with local businesses and can help drive listenership,? says RadioInsight publisher Lance Venta. ?Without that, you have no chance to survive beyond 3-5 years.?* ?First, I would not pretend that it?s Dec. 31, 1995, and that digital doesn?t exist, Facebook and Google haven?t decimated ad rates, and that national chains haven?t displaced old-line retailers,? says Lovett, who calls for ?a Townsquare model? with its emphasis on digital. ?Yes, I would love to say 24 hours of live jocks and talkative personalities, but I?m not convinced anyone would actually give a damn.? But there are readers who hope smaller ownership will help restore greater localism. ?Be micro-local with personality if everyone else is pulling in V/Ts from out of market,? says veteran GM/PD Sharon Taylor. ?I would budget things to try to have a 24/7 live airstaff on at least one, if not all stations in my cluster,? says Scott Evans Littleton. ?I would want storytellers on the air.? Sam D?Addieco cites Wheeling, W. Va.?s River Radio, whose Classic Hits station revived the heritage ?WOMP-FM? name and staged a one-book market takeover before withdrawing from the Nielsen ratings. One suggestion posited in this column before is the concept of small regional networks with 1-2 live personalities from each of several markets. I?ve also suggested that each market have 2-3 truly local stations, allowing larger groups to create true national brands, rather than in-between stations that are neither big nor satisfyingly local. Smaller groups are natural for that approach. Smaller broadcasters are also likely to bring a different perspective. Major groups still sometimes try to position voice-tracking as the superior choice; smaller owners will be more straightforward about it being a matter of necessity. Large groups can commit to low-rated outlets to bolster a national footprint in a format; smaller operators need to succeed on every station.* If major groups sell and larger groups grow, industry unity becomes more important than ever. The jobs that have thwarted radio for 15 years ? improving the streaming experience and making it easier to navigate; marketing not just themselves again but radio overall; and dealing with the clout of the majors themselves is all easier if broadcasters band together. It?s where we need the spirit of ?95 the most. more
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    February 23rd, 2024, 12:50 PM
    From Radio Online: Lemonada Media has announced the addition of comedy and pop-culture podcasts "Podcrushed" and "Threedom" to its original podcast lineup. The network will oversee ad sales and distribution for both shows. "Lemonada is thrilled to welcome Penn, Nava and Sophie to the Lemonada More...
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    February 23rd, 2024, 12:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Radio One Hot AC “Mix 107.9” WLNK Charlotte NC is adding a Saturday morning show hosted by sister News/Talk 1110 WBT morning hosts Beth Troutman and Bo Thompson. The “Beth & Bo Show” will air on Saturdays from 7-10am. The duo have been teamed together on ?Good Morning BT? at WBT since April 2022 with Thompson in the timeslot since 2012. Troutman previously anchored the syndicated news show RightThisMinute, served as a news anchor at WCCB-TV and WCNC-TV Charlotte and ran for congress in 2004. BIG NEWS! Starting tomorrow, ?The Beth & Bo Show? premiers on @mix1079 from 7-10am! We?re so thrilled to bring fun content to a whole new audience! Don?t worry, you?ll still be able to catch ?Good Morning BT? on @wbtradio Mon-Fri 6-10am. We just wanted to sleep less & talk more more
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    February 23rd, 2024, 11:00 AM
    From Radio Online: Auddia Inc., an AI platform for audio identification and classification has announced that effective before market open on Tuesday, February 27 it will complete a 1-for-25 reverse stock split of its common stock. On December 29, 2023, the company's stockholders approved an amendment More...
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    February 23rd, 2024, 09:10 AM
    From Radio Insight: American University Public News/Talk 88.5 WAMU Washington DC has announced a round of cuts and restructuring as it prepares to put more emphasis on its audio product. WAMU, which is regularly the most listened to station in Washington with a 12.7 share in the just released January 2024 Nielsen Audio ratings, will shutdown its DCist.com news site while eliminating fifteen positions. WAMU had acquired the site in 2018 from the former Gothamist network with WNYC New York and KPCC Los Angeles acquiring Gothamist.com and LAist.com respectively. KPCC would later rebrand as “LAist 89.3“. Axios reports that while fifteen current positions are being eliminated, WAMU intends to add ten new audio based positions as the organization focuses on its core radio products and new digital audio opportunities from podcasts and live events. The Axios report says the station is planning to launch a new local program and will “elevate WAMU’s biggest voices”. General Manager Erika Pulley-Hayes was quoted, “We’re making the choice to invest in what we’re better at than anyone else in this town, and that’s audio.” A memo sent to staffers by Pulley-Hayes ahead of their all-hands virtual meeting this morning informed them that all local on-air and digital content would be suspended with no employees expected to come into the office leading to many fearing much more substantial cuts. WAMU recently hired National Geographic’s Vice President of Multi-Platform Content and Integrated Storytelling Michael Tribble as Chief Content Officer. Tribble also has held editorial, design and innovation roles at multiple newspapers across the country. more
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    February 23rd, 2024, 08:30 AM
    From Radio Insight: Veteran sports columnist, television personality and radio host Rob Parker is teaming with three former athletes to launch “Sports Rap Radio” via an LMA of Audacy’s 1270 WXYT Detroit. The Detroit News reports that the new brand, which will feature an all-Black host lineup, plans to launch in mid-May. Parker, who currently co-hosts Fox Sports Radio’s ?The Odd Couple? with Chris Broussard, will also continue in that role with that program airing on WXYT from 7-10pm following 12 hours of local programming from 7am to 7pm. Parker told the newspaper that his partners in the new station are former NBA player turned agent BJ Armstrong, and former collegiate athletes Dave Kenney and Maurice Ways. The station will operate out of the Audacy Detroit studios and continue to carry overflow play-by-play from “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM, but have its owns sales team. WXYT currently airs programming from Audacy’s “Bet QL” Sports Betting network. He said that the intent is to eventually evolve the brand into a network of stations in the top 20-25 black markets. In regards to the staff at launch he said, “It will be young people getting opportunities and former athletes, from Detroit or with ties to Detroit.” Parker previously was a columnist for the Detroit Free-Press, Detroit News, and WDIV-TV and was the first host hired at 1130 WDFN when it launched its Sports format in 1994. He later co-hosted “Parker and the Man” with Mark Wilson on WDFN, WXYT-FM, and 1200 WCHB between 1998 and 2007 and again in 2014 and hosted a show at WEPN New York while working for ESPN’s First Take. more
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    February 23rd, 2024, 06:41 AM
    From Radio Insight: Peg Broadcasting is selling its stations in McMinnville and Sparta TN to Chad Graves and Scot MacDonald’s Main Street Media for $1 million. The buyers will receive “105.3 Wow Country” WOWC McMinnville, AC “Star 107” 107.3 WTRZ Spencer/107.7 W299AE McMinnville, Conservative Talk 960 WBMC/97.7 W249DQ, and Sports “92.1 The Ticket” 1230 WAKI/W221ED McMinnville and Classic Hits “Yert-FM” 860 WTZX/92.7 W224DM Sparta and Classic Country “105.5 The Mullet” 1050 WSMT/W288DO Sparta. Peg Broadcasting will retain its four stations in Crossville TN. Copper Mountain Broadcasting Company sells Silent 92.1 KKCM Thermal/Indio CA to Bill Watson and Sergio Herrera’s WKW Broadcasting for $30,000. The buyer will also pay the remaining approximate $10,000 owed by the company in delinquent FCC fees. Mildred Drake donates Alum Springs Vision & Outreach Corp and its Christian 1170 WDFB Junction City and 88.1 WDFB-FM Danville KY to Cynthia Pike for no consideration. more
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    February 23rd, 2024, 12:40 AM
    From Radio Online: Alabama will introduce a new voice for their radio broadcasts during the 2024 football season, reports awfulannouncing.com. The move ends a 35-year association with play-by-play announcer Eli Gold. He had been the voice of Alabama football since 1988, except for a hiatus in 2022 due to a cancer More...
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    February 22nd, 2024, 05:10 PM
    From Radio Online: Funny or Die announces the launch of "Bless These Braces," a weekly 10-episode video podcast celebrating the awkwardness of becoming an adult. Hosted by comedian and writer Tam Yajia with veterans of the stand-up circuit and writer's rooms as guests, the program will debut weekly episodes starting February More...
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    February 22nd, 2024, 05:10 PM
    From Radio Online: Diversity Hire LTD will launch of their first podcast venture, "Time Capsule: The Silver Chain," an 8-episode "true no-crime" docuseries that delves into the secret world of partner-swapping suburbanites in 1970s Minnesota. This first installment in a planned anthology series hosted by Paul Ditty is More...
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    February 22nd, 2024, 04:30 PM
    From Radio Insight: Day 3 of Nielsen Audio’s PPM releases are now available for Charlotte, Portland, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Cleveland and Columbus. All the numbers can be found at RadioInsight.com/Ratings. CharlotteBeasley Media holds the top four spots in Charlotte. Classic Hits “K104.7” WKQC holds its lead 11.2 to 7.1. Country 103.7 WSOC rises 5.4 to 6.8. Adult R&B “V101.9” WBAV slips 7.2 to 6.4. Hip Hop “Power 98” WPEG is up 5.6 to 6.0. Public News/Talk 90.7 WFAE rises 3.5 to 5.7, which Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes is a new record high for the station, to tie for fifth with Radio One Adult R&B “105.3 R&B” WOSF as it went 5.8 to 5.7. Radio One Hot AC “Mix 107.9” WLNK trends up 2.7 – 3.0 – 3.4, while sister Sports 92.7 WFNZ-FM is up 2.5 to 3.3. PortlandiHeartMedia AC “K103” KKCW holds onto a large percentage of its Christmas music audience down 15.6 to 11.8. Alpha Media News/Talk 101.1 KXL jumps up 4.9 to 7.0. iHeart Classic Hits “106.7 The Eagle” KLTH gains 5.4 to 6.5. Public News/Talk 91.5 KOPB-FM is up 5.5 to 5.9. Alpha AAA 101.9 KINK is up 5.4 to 5.6. Audacy Country “99.5 The Wolf” KWJJ has the biggest gain rising 2.6 to 5.5, while Alpha Media’s “98.7 The Bull” KUPL rises 2.6 – 2.9 – 3.1. Alpha Sports “750 The Game” KXTG rises 1.1 to 1.9. Audacy Variety Hits “97.1 Charlie” KYCH drops 6.7 to 3.3. Jazz 89.1 KMHD drops 3.9 – 3.1 – 2.3. Salem Christian AC “104.1 The Fish” KFIS-FM is down 3.9 to 1.6. Audacy Alternative 94.7 KNRK trends down 2.5 – 1.8 – 1.6 for what Huff notes is its lowest share since Summer 1994. San AntonioCox Media Group takes the top four spots around the Alamo. Classic Hits 101.1 KONO-FM moves back into the lead up 7.5 to 7.7 (stream adding 0.5). Classic Rock “106.7 The Eagle” KTKX rises 5.3 to 6.3 (stream up 0.6 to 1.1). Rock 99.5 KISS trends up 4.5 – 5.4 – 6.1 (stream adding 0.4). Country “Y100” KCYY is up 5.3 to 6.0 (stream adding 0.5). iHeartMedia AC “Q101.9” KQXT places fifth 11.3 to 5.0. Following its day after Christmas rebrand as “Hits 105.3“, Cox’s KSMG dips 5.2 to 4.8. EMF Christian AC “K-Love” 91.3 KZLV trends up 4.0 – 4.4 – 4.8. Univision Hip Hop “98.5 The Beat” KBBT rises 3.2 – 3.3 – 3.8. iHeartMedia Spanish AC “La Preciosa 105.7” KQXT-HD3 trends up 1.4 – 1.8 – 2.0. Univision Regional Mexican “Que Buena 92.9” KROM slides 3.0 – 2.6 – 2.0. Salt Lake CityNot often does a station shed half of its audience share and still remain over a ten share, which Bonneville AC “FM 100” KSFI does down 20.2 to 10.1. Bonneville’s Classic Rock “103.5 The Arrow” KRSP rises 5.5 to 7.0 and sister News/Talk 860 KSL/102.7 KSL-FM rebounds 3.6 to 5.5. iHeartMedia Classic Hits 94.1 KODJ rises 4.4 to 5.1 to tie KSOP Inc. Country “Z104.3” KSOP-FM as it rises 4.5 to 5.1. Cumulus Country “93.3 The Bull” KUBL is up 3.8 to 4.6, while sister AC “B98.7” KBEE climbs 2.8 to 4.4. Broadway Media Alternative “X96” KXRK rises 3.4 to 4.3 as their CHR “Mix 105.1” KUDD trends up 2.3 – 3.3 – 3.7 – 3.9. Cumulus AC “B98.7” KBEE rises 2.8 to 4.4 for what Huff notes is its largest share since November 2018, while the station’s stream adds an additional 1.0 share. Public News/Talk 90.1 KUER climbs 2.2 to 3.6. iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 570 KNRS/105.9 KNRS-FM gains 2.2 to 3.5. iHeart Classic Rock “Rock 106.7” KAAZ is up 2.3 to 3.4. In its first monthly after relaunching as Classic Country “101.5 Hank-FM” KNAH, the station holds at a 1.2 share. SacramentoAudacy Classic Rock “Eagle 96.9” KSEG rises 8.5 to 9.8. Bonneville AC “Mix 96” KYMX is second 15.9 to 8.0. iHeartMedia News/Talk 1530 KFBK/93.1 KFBK-FM jumps 6.1 to 7.6. The most visible jump of the week goes to Lotus Regional Mexican “La Ranchera 92.1/105.5” KVMX/KSAC-FM as it rises from a 0.7 to 5.2 (KSAC-FM was listed separately with a 2.7 share last month). Bonneville Country 105.1 KNCI is up 4.2 to 5.0. Audacy’s “98 Rock” KRXQ slides 4.4 – 3.5 – 3.2, while sister Rhythmic CHR 102.5 KSFM is down 3.5 to 2.7. Bonneville Hot AC “Now 100.5” KZZO is down 2.7 to 2.3. Lotus’s Brokered Hot Talk “RAD Radio” 890/104.7 KSAC rises 0.8 to 1.0. OrlandoCox Adult R&B “Star 94.5” WCFB rises 9.2 to 10.0, which Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes break the station’s all-time record high set two months ago. Audacy Classic Hits “105.9 Sunny-FM” WOCL swings 9.0 – 7.7 – 9.0. iHeartMedia AC “Magic 107.7” WMGF is down 16.0 to 8.4. Cox Spanish Hot AC “Exitos 96.5” WOEX continues to climb 3.6 – 5.9 – 6.2, which Huff notes is its largest share since December 2021 as it ties for fourth with iHeart Spanish CHR “Rumba 100” WRUM as it is down 6.5 to 6.2. iHeart CHR “XL 106.7” WXXL rises 4.5 to 6.1. Audacy Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WOMX trends up 3.8 – 4.9 – 5.6. Cox Country “K92.3” WWKA trends up 3.7 – 4.0 – 4.8. iHeartMedia Hot Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS-FM jumps 3.1 to 4.3. Public News/Talk 90.7 WMFE rises 2.7 to 3.4. JVC Media Rhythmic CHR “Fly 103.1” WFYY trends down 2.0 – 1.5 – 1.3. PittsburghiHeartMedia Classic Hits “94.5 3WS” WWSW holds its lead 16.3 to 11.1. iHeart Classic Rock 102.5 WDVE rebounds 9.1 to 10.7. Audacy Sports “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM rises 7.2 to 8.3. Steel City Media Variety Hits “96.9 Bob-FM” WRRK rises 6.9 to 7.6. iHeart Alternative “105.9 The X” WXDX is up 5.5 to 5.8. Big gains for the non-comms in Pittsburgh. Public News/Talk 90.5 WESA climbs 3.9 to 5.5 for its largest share since April 2020. Classical 89.3 WQED trends up 2.1 – 2.8 – 3.0. AAA 91.3 WYEP doubles up 0.8 to 1.6. iHeart CHR “Kiss 96.1” WKST-FM jumps 3.4 to 4.7. Audacy News/Talk 1020/100.1 KDKA rises 3.6 to 4.3. Las VegasiHeartMedia AC “Sunny 106.5” KSNE holds its commanding lead 15.5 to 10.3. Beasley Classic Hits 96.3 KKLZ drops 8.1 to 7.2. Lotus Regional Mexican “La Buena 101.9” KWID rises 6.1 to 6.9. Audacy Rhythmic Hot AC “Q100.5” KXQQ dips 5.2 to 5.1, while sister Hot AC “Mix 94.1” KMXB is up 3.6 to 4.2. iHeartMedia Country “95.5 The Bull” KWNR drops 4.4 to 3.6. Latino Media Network Spanish Rhythmic “Latino Beats 99.3” KRGT rises 2.4 to 3.3. Entravision Regional Mexican “La Tricolor 105.1” KQRT trends up 1.3 – 1.5 – 2.7. SOS Radio Christian AC 90.5 KSOS-FM rises 2.5 to 3.2. Jazz/Variety 91.5 KUNV-FM rises 1.3 to 2.4. Public Adult R&B “Power 88” KCEP trends up 1.5 – 1.8 – 2.3. Audacy CHR 98.5 KLUC falls 3.1 – 2.5 – 1.8, which Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes is the lowest for the station since Las Vegas began being surveyed in 1970. CincinnatiiHeartMedia News/Talk 700 WLW is up 10.8 to 12.1. Cumulus Classic Hits 103.5 WGRR rises 8.6 – 9.3 – 10.5. Hubbard CHR “Q102” WKRQ surges up 6.1 to 8.7 for what Huff notes is its largest share since Summer 1991. Hubbard Country “B105” WUBE gains 7.1 to 7.5. iHeart Conservative Talk 550 WKRC climbs 4.5 to 6.1. iHeartMedia Rock 102.7 WEBN jumps 4.0 to 5.4. Public News/Talk 91.7 WVXU rises 3.2 to 3.8. iHeartMedia Alternative “Project 100.7/106.3” WEBN-HD2 trends up 1.7 – 1.8 – 2.2. Cumulus’ “Cat Country 94.1” WNNF rises 1.5 to 2.0 with its stream adding a 0.5 share. Kansas CityCumulus Media Classic Hits 94.9 KCMO-FM holds its lead down 12.3 to 11.3 (but stream up 0.9 to 1.3). Audacy Country and Chiefs flagship “106.5 The Wolf” WDAF-FM rides takes the Super Bowl shuttle up 6.2 to 8.3. Cumulus Classic Rock “101 The Fox” KCFX slides down 10.4 – 8.7 – 8.1. Audacy News/Talk 98.1 KMBZ-FM rises 4.1 to 5.0 (and its stream is up 0.5 to 1.0). Steel City Media AC “KC 102.1” KCKC places fifth 8.1 to 4.3. Steel City Media Country 94.1 KFKF is down 4.7 to 3.8, while their CHR “Mix 93.3” KMXV is down 4.1 to 3.4. Carter Broadcasting Hip Hop “Hot 103 Jamz” KPRS=FM dips 3.9 to 3.2. Audacy Alternative “Alt 96.5” KRBZ-FM trends down 3.0 – 2.0 – 1.7. Northwestern Media Christian AC “Life 88.5” KJNW-FM trends up 2.7 – 3.0 – 3.5. Public News/Talk 89.3 KCUR rises 2.4 to 3.2. Audacy Sports 610 KCSP gains 2.1 to 3.1. ClevelandiHeartMedia Classic Hits “Majic 105.7” WMJI holds its holiday lead 11.7 to 9.5. Radio One Adult R&B 93.1 WZAK trends up 6.9 – 8.4 – 8.6. iHeartMedia Variety Hits “106.5 The Lake” WHLK is up 8.1 to 8.3. Audacy Classic Rock 98.5 WNCX slides 10.9 – 9.3 – 7.7. iHeart Country 99.5 WGAR rises 5.4 to 6.8. iHeartMedia Rock/Hot Talk 100.7 WMMS rebounds 4.4 to 6.7. Public News/Talk 89.7 WKSU surges up 4.1 to 6.1. iHeart News/Talk 1100 WTAM gains 4.8 to 5.6. Rubber City Radio Alternative “107.3 Alternative Cleveland” WNWV trends up 2.2 – 2.7 – 2.9, which Huff notes is the station’s highest share since September 2016 as Smooth AC “107.3 The Wave“. ColumbusiHeartMedia Country 92.3 WCOL moves back to the lead with a 7.7 to 9.9 rise. TEGNA Sports “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM gets a little bounce-back up 6.9 to 7.8. iHeart Classic Hits “93.3 The Bus” WODC retains some of its holiday growth down 12.3 to 7.1. Saga AC “Sunny 95” WSNY is also up from its 4.3 share before Christmas music with a 9.1 to 5.9 move, which ties with sister Classic Rock “QFM 96” WLVQ up 5.5 to 5.9. Public News/Talk 91.1 WOSU-FM is up 3.6 to 4.7. iHeartMedia News/Talk 610 WTVN is up 4.5 to 5.2. iHeartMedia CHR 97.9 WNCI ends its four month slide up 4.2 to 4.7. Saga Hot AC “Mix 107.9” WVMX jumps up 1.5 to 2.5. iHeart’s “Columbus Alternative 105.7” WXZX rises 1.4 to 2.1. Saga Classic Hits “Rewind 104.3/103.5” WNND/WNNP trends down 3.1 – 2.6 – 2.1. more
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    February 22nd, 2024, 04:00 PM
    From Radio Online: Ruby, iHeartMedia's branded studio, has teamed up with DraftKings and Klutch Sports Group to debut the new podcast "Point Game with John Wall and C.J. Toledano." The weekly podcast will give an insider's look at the league and the culture surrounding it. The series launched February 21 and run for 16 weeks, More...
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    February 22nd, 2024, 03:20 PM
    From Radio Online: A select group of the country's radio vendors have come together to provide planning and advisory assistance to small and medium size radio station owners. The Radio Vendor Alliance (RVA) will serve as an advisory for radio station owners and managers looking for service and software More...
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    February 22nd, 2024, 03:20 PM
    From Radio Online: The Nebraska Broadcasters Association will induct Kent Boughton, Jane Monnich and Dave Webber into the NBA Hall of Fame on August 6th in Lincoln during the 89th Annual NBA Convention. Established in 1972, the NBA Hall of Fame will have 118 members with these pending inductees. Boughton began his More...
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    February 22nd, 2024, 02:50 PM
    From Radio Insight: A select group of the country?s leading radio vendors have come together to provide planning and advisory assistance to small and medium size radio station owners. The Radio Vendor Alliance (RVA) will serve as a trusted advisory for radio station owners and managers looking for high value service and software partners. The eight charter members of the RVA are RadioFX, Envisionwise, Big Deals Media, Cool Radio Streaming, Rumple, Silverback Advertising, Radio Consulting Services, and Frank Gerard Voiceovers. ?The primary objective of the RVA is to provide small and medium size radio station operators confidence that the vendors they are looking for to help elevate their business have been vetted and provide broadcasters with quality assurances,? says John Wanzung President of RadioFX and a founding member of the RVA. Members of the RVA provide best-in-class services, reliable and cost-effective solutions for a variety of radio business challenges. Each vendor has submitted to a review process and their inclusion in the RVA has been based on their proven track record of delivering fair market value services backed by inclusive support. As a result, RVA offers a network of trusted partners that radio operators can rely on to help them grow and succeed. Overall, RVA’s commitment to self-governance and quality assurance makes it a valuable resource for any small or middle-market radio operator looking to improve their operations. Each RVA member is an experienced radio operator who has built a service company in a specific niche. Together they form an ideal solution to help move your radio station to the next level. ?The radio vendor landscape can get confusing and station managers need to get the bottom line quickly. The RVA?s mission is to provide critical information to owners about the available trusted resources and services of necessary suppliers, ? said Wanzung. ?Once a decision is made, RVA partners work together to assure the client that all systems will coordinate and work together seamlessly.? Companies that form the RVA have developed services in sync to assure broadcasters they are getting first class applications that work together. For example, Big Deals Media provides new revenue opportunities through a gift certificate marketing program that integrates with Rumple?s state of the art CRM program. Cool Radio Streaming?s audio streaming platform connects seamlessly to RadioFX mobile apps and Envisionwise?s website solutions. The programming and consulting experts at Radio Consulting Services can coordinate imaging with Frank Gerard?s world class voice over work and on and on. ?We have been working behind the scenes with each other for the past year aligning our product offerings to coordinate turnkey solutions for radio stations. RVA members provide state of the art technology that works together in unison,? said Jackie Parks, President of Envisionwise. ?Clients can rest easy knowing that the RVA independent vendors will assure product compliance across our vast offerings.? The RVA plans on a formal grand opening presence at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas with a sponsorship of the Small and Medium Market Radio Forum (SMMRF) on the event?s opening day, Saturday April, 13. 2024. more
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    February 22nd, 2024, 02:50 PM
    From Radio Insight: The Nebraska Broadcasters Association will induct Kent Boughton, Jane Monnich and Dave Webber into the NBA Hall of Fame on August 6h in Lincoln during the 89th Annual NBA Convention. Established in 1972, the NBA Hall of Fame will have 118 members with these pending inductees. Kent Boughton began his broadcasting career at the age of 15 as a disc jockey at KRGI in Grand Island. After graduating from Brown Institute in 1977, Kent began his television career as sports and weather director at KIFI TV in Idaho Falls before returning to Nebraska in 1979 to become weather director at KHAS TV in Hastings. After 12 years on the air, Kent left broadcasting for a few years to see his kids grow up. He returned to the airwaves in 1999 as chief forecaster at KHGI TV in Kearney, where he became the trusted weather source for central Nebraskans for over 20 years. A defining moment of Kent?s career at KHGI was his live coverage during the June 3, 1980 tornado that devastated the Grand Island area. An avid outdoorsman, Kent pioneered KHGI?s ?Outdoor Files? segment, featuring local hunting and fishing stories. Since retiring in 2023, Kent has found his way back on the air, currently serving as a part-time forecaster on Lincoln?s KLKN TV. Hired as a news writer for KLIN at Lincoln?s Broadcast House in 1972, little did Jane Monnich know the Broadcast House would be her professional home for the next 48 years. At a time when women were rarely heard on the air, Jane was soon named KLIN?s afternoon news anchor. She moved to morning news in 1973 and in 1976 became KLIN?s morning show co-host with Ron Dean, forming Lincoln?s first male-female radio show. Jane?s passion was always news and over the more than four decades of reporting and anchoring that followed, Jane became known as THE voice of KLIN news. Jane covered eight Nebraska Governors, 10 Lincoln Mayors, 11 U.S. Senators and countless state and local elected officials. Above and beyond her outstanding radio reporting career, Jane served as coach and mentor to many, inspiring future broadcasters and paving the way for more women to join the radio airwaves. Jane retired from KLIN in 2020. In a career now exceeding 50 years, Dave Webber got his start as a disc jockey on Omaha?s KLNG and KFAB before joining KMEG TV in Sioux City as a sports reporter in 1973. Dave returned to Omaha in 1977 as a sports reporter for KMTV before taking the assistant sports director role at Omaha?s WOWT TV in 1978. He quickly rose to sports director and over the next 31 years, Dave didn?t just read the sports, he went out and covered sports including Cornhuskers national championships and bowl games, Creighton NCAA tournament runs, the College World Series, the end of Rosenblatt Stadium, high school sports and more. While honored with numerous industry and community service awards, Dave selflessly nurtured other sports reporters throughout his career. One of Omaha?s most-loved TV personalities, Dave semi-retired in 2009. He remains active with WOWT?s high school football coverage and hosts the station?s ?Omaha Everyday? feature. more
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    February 22nd, 2024, 12:40 PM
    From Radio Insight: Former SummitMedia Greenville SC Market President Karolyn Mulvaney has returned to her former position. Mulvaney previously served as GM and later Market President of the cluster upon SummitMedia’s acquisition of the cluster in 2013 until exiting in February 2021. She originally joined the station group under Cox Media Group ownership in 2006 and rose from Senior Account Manager to Local Sales Manager to General Sales Manager. Since her exit she has been working in pharmaceutical sales. Mulvaney began her career as Traffic Director for Citadel Syracuse NY and also worked in sales for Clear Channel Syracuse. Kathy Lee Jones, who was promoted to Market President last February, will keep the General Manager title. Jones joined the cluster under Cox ownership as an account executive in 2008 and was promoted to GSM under Mulvaney in June 2013. Prior to joining the cluster, Jones worked in sales at Clear Channel Greenville for thirteen years. more
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    February 22nd, 2024, 12:00 PM
    From Radio Online: In a filing with the SEC, Cumulus Media has unveiled a strategy known as a "poison pill" to deter a potential aggressive acquisition by a Singapore-based firm led by the billionaire responsible for significant changes at the traditional media outlet Sports Illustrated. Cumulus put into effect a shareholder More...
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    February 22nd, 2024, 08:30 AM
    From Radio Insight: As a Cumulus Media shareholder intends to increase its holding in the company to 20% of the company, Cumulus has instituted a limited-duration shareholders rights plan to impose a significant penalty on any person or group becoming the holder of 15% or more of their Class A Common Shares without the prior approval of the Board to ward off a hostile takeover of the company. The plan will see the authorization of the issuance of one Right per each outstanding Common Share as of February 21. If exercised the holder of a Class A Right can purchase one ten-thousandth of a Class A Common Share for a purchase price of $25.00 and each Class B Right would allow its holder to purchase from the Company one ten-thousandth of a Class B Common Share for a purchase price of $25.00. After distribution the Rights will separate from the Common Shares and be evidenced by right certificates. The Rights will expire on February 20, 2025. Cumulus’s Board of Directors may redeem all of the Rights for a price of $0.001 per Right at any time before the date of the Company?s first public announcement or disclosure that a person or group has become an Acquiring Person. The plan was triggered as Singapore based Renew Group Private Ltd. has increased its investment in Cumulus. Renew Group Private originally acquired approximately 5.15% of the company’s Class A shares in July 2023 before reporting ownership of approximately 10.01% in January. In discussions with Cumulus leadership, the group stated its intent to acquire 20% of the company. The Cumulus investments were driven by Five Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava, Renew Group also is a debt-holder in Audacy and owns Bridge News, the owners of television networks NEWSnet and Shop HQ, which is in the process of merging with The Arena Group, which publishes Sports Illustrated, TheStreet, Parade Media, and Men?s Journal. INSTANT INSIGHT: The Arena Group is the company that recently announced its plans to lay off the entire editorial staff of Sports Illustrated after missing a licensing payment to the owner of the SI brand. Arena claimed last week it is trying to reach a new licensing deal to continue publishing Sports Illustrated despite owing Authentic Brands $45 million. The companies operate in running media properties on an ultra-bare bone basis. Content is repurposed across platforms, including AI generated content. A hostile takeover of Cumulus would likely see the gutting of their stations beyond a recognizable level. Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ: CMLS) (?Cumulus Media? or the ?Company?) today announced that its Board of Directors (the ?Board?) has adopted a limited-duration shareholder rights plan (?Rights Plan?) to protect the best interests of all Cumulus Media shareholders. The Rights Plan is effective immediately and will expire on February 20, 2025. The Board may consider an earlier termination of the Rights Plan if circumstances warrant. The limited-duration Rights Plan was adopted in response to the significant accumulation of Cumulus Media stock by Renew Group Private Ltd., an entity based in Singapore (together with its affiliates, the ?Group?). In adopting the plan, the Cumulus Board considered, in consultation with legal and financial advisors, among other things, that: The Group initially disclosed that it had acquired approximately 5.15% of the Company?s outstanding Class A shares in a Schedule 13G filing on July 28, 2023; On January 24, 2024, the Group converted its filing to a Schedule 13D and reported beneficial ownership of approximately 10.01% of the Company?s outstanding Class A shares; In meetings with members of Cumulus Media leadership in the weeks following the Group?s Schedule 13D filing, the Group stated its intent to acquire 20% of the Company; and The Group has investments in other media companies, including a sizeable holding in a direct competitor of Cumulus Media. ?Given the facts, the Cumulus Board firmly believes it is necessary to adopt a limited-duration rights plan to protect the interests of all Cumulus shareholders. The Rights Plan is intended to enable the Company?s shareholders to realize the long-term value of their investment, ensure that all shareholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover of the Company, and guard against tactics to gain control of the Company without paying all shareholders an appropriate premium for that control,? said Andrew Hobson, Chairman of the Board. He continued, ?Cumulus Media?s leadership maintains open dialogue with its investors, including the Group, and intends to continue that practice.? The Rights Plan applies equally to all current and future shareholders and is not intended to deter offers or preclude the Board from considering offers that are fair and otherwise in the best interest of the Company?s shareholders. The Rights Plan is similar to plans adopted by other publicly traded companies. Pursuant to the Rights Plan, Cumulus Media is issuing one right (?Right?) for each share of Class A and Class B common stock as of the close of business on March 4, 2024. The Rights will initially trade with Cumulus Media common stock and will generally become exercisable only if any person (or any affiliates, associates or persons acting as a group) acquires 15% or more of the Company?s outstanding Class A common stock (the ?Triggering Percentage?), including through ownership of the Company?s Class B common stock. The Rights Plan does not aggregate the ownership of shareholders ?acting in concert? unless and until they have formed a group under applicable securities laws. If the rights become exercisable, all holders of Rights (other than any triggering person) will be entitled to acquire shares of Class A common stock or Class B common stock, as applicable, at a 50% discount or the Company may exchange each Right held by such holders for one share of Class A common stock or Class B common stock, as applicable. Under the Rights Plan, any person which currently owns more than the Triggering Percentage may continue to own its shares of common stock but may not acquire any additional shares without triggering the Rights Plan. Except as provided in the Rights Plan, the Board is entitled to redeem the Rights at $0.001 per Right. more
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    February 21st, 2024, 07:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Less than a year after debuting on Audacy Country “Y108” WDSY Pittsburgh, Oceanic Tradewinds and Gemini XIII’s “Broadway & Friends” have exited the station. Host Jerry Broadway relocated to Pittsburgh last April with WDSY becoming the flagship station for the show. At some point in January, Broadway began hosting a Pittsburgh specific show sans he syndicated co-hosts before disappearing from the station. The last reference to him on the station was a Facebook post on January 24 noting that he was “out sick”. Since then sister “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM producer and host Cale Berger has been hosting mornings with rotating Audacy Pittsburgh staffers including account executive Amanda Gorecki, WDSY weekend host Julie ‘Julez’ Zarnick, and 1020 KDKA contributor Suzie Cool. Audacy also has a job posting for a WDSY morning co-host. Broadway told Country Aircheck, “We were given an offer to extend our stay, and we appreciate the confidence they have in us ? the Audacy/Pittsburgh team are marvelous people. However, we have made the difficult decision to move in another direction. I want to thank everyone at Audacy for their professionalism and support.” more
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    February 21st, 2024, 05:20 PM
    From Radio Insight: Superadio Networks has announced the promotion of Raphael George to Vice President of Affiliate Sales & Content. George will add programming and content strategy duties in addition to continue to oversee affiliate relations for the company. He joined Superadio in June 2019 after previously programming Cumulus Adult R&B “Radio 103.9” WNBM New York. George has also served as Director of Sales for Nielsen’s BDSRadio, Associate Director of Charts for Radio & Records and Billboard, and APD/MD at 103.9 WPHI Philadelphia. Superadio President Eric Faison stated, “Raphael George’s promotion is a testament to his exceptional skills, dedication, and contributions. We’ve seen tremendous growth over the past several years, and Raphael’s contributions have been an integral part of that. This promotion is well deserved” more
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    February 21st, 2024, 04:50 PM
    From Radio Insight: Radio digital content platform provider SoCast has announced it is acquiring the AMP radio client business of competitor Frankly Media, a subsidiary of GameSquare. In a deal valued by GameSquare at $4 million with $3 million at closing and an additional $1 million based on future revenue, SoCast will add the content management platform and related services of approximately 700 radio stations including Cumulus Media to their client-base. Frankly had acquired the assets from Triton Digital in May 2019 for $3 million. Both SoCast and AMP provide WordPress based platform solutions to radio customers with the deal giving SoCast over 2,000 stations using their services. SoCast CEO Elliott Hurst commented, “As on-air engagement and traditional advertising face challenges, our acquisition of Frankly’s AMP radio clients signals a new beginning for radio broadcasters. SoCast is renewing its pledge to empower the radio industry, bringing innovation, and propelling our clients into a digital future.” SoCast, the leading provider of digital transformation for radio broadcasters, proudly announces its strategic acquisition of the AMP radio client business from competitor Frankly Media, a subsidiary of the public company GameSquare. This acquisition is further evidence of SoCast?s commitment to providing the radio industry with the necessary assets to win the digital battle for both audience and advertisers. SoCast is radio?s ?digital first? partner, and this acquisition moves SoCast and its clients one step closer to fully thriving in the digital space. The AMP product suite including its content management platform was developed by Triton Digital and sold to Frankly in 2019. Now, under ownership by SoCast, the AMP products and services will seamlessly integrate into the SoCast ecosystem, enhancing the array of tools available to SoCast clients. An important element of this expansion is the introduction of the Rewards solution, a valuable addition to SoCast?s integrated Promotions tool, offering broadcasters innovative ways to engage and monetize their audience.* What This Means for Radio Broadcasters SoCast understands how to help transform radio broadcasters into digital businesses. Clients who have embraced SoCast’s innovative platform have experienced remarkable results, with a fourfold increase in productivity across their staff and substantial growth in their digital revenue percentages.**Regarding the Frankly deal, Elliott Hurst, SoCast CEO commented, “As on-air engagement and traditional advertising face challenges, our acquisition of Frankly’s AMP radio clients signals a new beginning for radio broadcasters. SoCast is renewing its pledge to empower the radio industry, bringing innovation, and propelling our clients into a digital future.” As a result of this landmark transaction, SoCast?s radio client portfolio grows to encompass 250 broadcasters, spanning an impressive 2,000+ radio stations and a thriving community of 7,500 users in programming and sales. Additionally, SoCast is welcoming several large and notable broadcaster groups into its client portfolio including Cumulus Media, which in turn solidifies its commitment to being an industry leader and an essential innovation partner for radio. Plus, the addition of key client service personnel from Frankly Media ensures that service quality and continuity remain paramount for all former Frankly clients. Doubling Down on Innovation Numerous benefits await SoCast?s current clients following this acquisition of Frankly?s radio assets. Clients will receive increased service with an expanded account team that has a collective 50+ years of experience in radio, plus there will be new products and services such as the Rewards system. Perhaps the greatest benefit is the enhancement to SoCast?s already robust innovation. With this expansion, SoCast is doubling its annual R&D budget to drive innovation that empowers radio broadcasters to thrive in the digital age. The landscape is evolving rapidly, and SoCast is committed to ensuring that its clients have the cutting-edge tools and resources their programming and sales professionals need to succeed. Client radio stations are already expressing excitement about the combined resources this acquisition brings about. Kacey Ober, Director of Web Development & Creative Services for Hall Communications stated, ?Our team at Hall Communications has nine websites currently overseen using Frankly Media and six more that are SoCast driven. We look forward to the combined capabilities and updated tools that will come with this acquisition.? SoCast’s Vision for the Future In a world where on-air listening and sales are on the decline, and digital continues to soar, radio broadcasters face unprecedented challenges. Radio is no longer just competing for audiences and advertisers with neighboring stations, but the competition now includes digital powerhouses. SoCast remains steadfast in its mission to simplify digital transformation for radio broadcasters by providing user-friendly platforms, flexible partnerships, and modern workflows. According to SoCast COO, Sandy Hurst, “A stronger SoCast means a stronger innovation partner for radio. As on-air listening and ad sales struggle, digital continues to skyrocket. SoCast is here to ensure radio not only competes but thrives in this new era.” more
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    February 21st, 2024, 04:50 PM
    From Radio Online: Toronto-based SoCast, a provider of digital transformation for radio, has announced the acquisition of the AMP radio client business from competitor Frankly Media. The AMP product suite including its content management platform was developed by Triton Digital and sold to Frankly in 2019. Now, under ownership More...
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    February 21st, 2024, 04:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Nielsen Audio has released Day 2 of its monthly four day sweep of ratings in PPM markets. Today’s releases include Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, Miami, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Denver, San Diego, Baltimore, and St. Louis. Nielsen also has reissued the Fall 2023 ratings for Reno NV after 107.3 KNEZ and 105.3 KZTI were inadvertently omitted. No other stations were affected. All the numbers can be found at RadioInsight.com/Ratings. Washington DCPublic News/Talk 88.5 WAMU trends up 11.3 – 11.5 – 12.7 to extend its lead. Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP jumps up 6.3 to 8.3. Howard University Adult R&B 96.3 WHUR dips 7.7 to 7.2. iHeartMedia AC 97.1 WASH hits a six month low down 11.0 to 6.5. Radio One Adult R&B “Majic 102.3/92.7” WMMJ/WDCJ trends down 5.8 – 5.5 – 5.0. Classical 90.9 WETA-FM surges up 2.1 – 3.4 – 3.8 – 4.6. Cumulus Conservative Talk 105.9 WMAL gains 3.1 to 4.5. Radio One Hip Hop 93.9 WKYS continues its rise 3.3 – 3.8 – 3.9 – 4.2. Audacy Sports “106.7 The Fan” WJFK-FM is up 2.6 to 2.8 (with its stream adding an additional 1.0 share), while sister Spanish CHR “El Zol 107.9” WLZL trends up 1.3 – 2.0 – 2.2. Classic Hits “94.7 The Drive” WIAD slides 4.3 – 3.9 – 3.5. BostonBeasley’s “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM rises 9.2 to 11.2 to set a new record high for the station with Ratings Expert Chris Huff noting that it breaks the 10.9 set in October 2023. Audacy AC “Magic 106.7” WMJX is second down 14.2 to 6.7. Public News/Talk 90.9 WBUR dips 6.1 to 6.0. Beasley Classic Hits 105.7 WROR jumps up 3.9 to 5.2. iHeartMedia Classic Rock 100.7 WZLX is off 5.0 to 4.9. Audacy Hot AC “Mix 104.1” WWBX jumps up 2.8 to 4.5. Beasley Country 102.5 WKLB gains 3.0 to 4.1. Audacy Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM rises 2.8 to 3.9. Classical 99.5 WCRB is up for the sixth straight month 2.6 – 2.9 – 3.2. Audacy Variety Hits “Big 103” WBGB trends down 3.6 – 3.1 – 2.9. Seattle/TacomaAudacy Country “100.7 The Wolf” KKWF reclaims the top spot up 6.1 to 7.3. Public News/Talk 94.9 KUOW-FM rises 6.2 to 6.9. The morning show musical chairs helps both stations as iHeartMedia Classic Rock 102.5 KZOK places third 5.9 to 5.8 following the change from Danny Bonaduce to BJ Shea, while Audacy Rock 99.9 KISW rises 3.8 to 5.4 with its new “Daly Migs Show”. Audacy Soft AC “94.1 The Sound“. places fifth 8.0 to 4.6. Dance “C89.5” KNHC rises 1.2 – 1.4 – 1.7, which Huff notes is a new all-time record high for Nathan Hale High School’s student/volunteer operated station. iHeartMedia Sports 93.3 KJR-FM rises 2.6 to 4.2, which Huff notes is the largest share on the frequency since April 2012. iHeartMedia CHR “Hits 106.1” KBKS rebounds 3.3 to 4.1, while Hubbard’s “Movin 92.5” KQMV is up 3.5 to 4.0. iHeart Classic Hits “95.7 The Jet” KJEB is up 3.6 to 4.1. Lotus AC “Star 101.5” KPLZ slides 3.1 – 2.7 – 2.1. AAA 90.3 KEXP trends up 2.7 – 2.9 – 3.4. Audacy Alternative “107.7 The End” KNDD is up 2.3 – 2.6 – 3.3. As it celebrated its first birthday last week, Hubbard AAA 98.9 KPNW-FM still hasn’t gained footing as it rises 0.6 to 0.8. Miami/Fort LauderdaleCox Adult R&B “Hot 105” WHQT rises 7.8 to 9.4 to expand its lead. Univision Spanish AC “Amor 107.5” WAMR rises 7.1 to 7.6. Cox Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ rises 4.9 to 5.9. Audacy AC “101.5 Lite-FM” WLYF slides 6.8 to 5.2. After its huge gain out of the gate following its flip from Hot AC to Bilingual Soft AC in November, iHeartMedia’s “Magic 93.9” WMIA-FM is off 4.9 to 4.4. Audacy Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” WMXJ rises 3.6 to 4.1. Public News/Talk 91.3 WLRN-FM jumps up 3.3 to 4.1. iHeart Spanish CHR “T? 94.9” WZTU is up 2.6 to 3.1. SBS Spanish Oldies “Zeta 92.3” WCMQ-FM drops 4.7 to 3.8, as sister Spanish Tropical “El Zol 106.7” WXDJ falls 4.5 – 3.6 – 2.9. Cox Hip Hop “99 Jamz” WEDR is down 3.7 to 3.3 and Cox Rhythmic AC “Hits 97.3” WFLC slides 2.9 – 2.6 – 2.1. PhoenixiHeartMedia AC “99.9 KEZ” KESZ rises from its pre-holiday 8.2 share in November down 18.5 to 9.6. Hubbard Classic Rock 100.7 KSLX gains 6.0 to 7.0, while sister Rock 97.9 KUPD jumps 4.2 to 5.3. Audacy Classic Hits “Big 94.5” KOOL rises 3.2 to 4.9. Desert Valley Media Oldies “94.9/95.1 The Wow Factor” KOAI inches up 4.5 to 4.6. After a huge 4.2 to 6.9 gain last month, Hubbard Alternative “Alt AZ 93.3” KDKB slides back to a 4.5 share. iHeartMedia Country 102.5 KNIX rises 2.9 to 4.0. Audacy CHR “Live 101.5” KALV-FM is up 3.0 to 3.7. iHeart Variety Hits “95.5 The Mountain” KYOT rises 2.7 to 3.5. Bonneville News/Talk 92.3 KTAR-FM gains 1.8 – 2.2 – 2.6. DetroitAudacy Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM rides the Lions trip to the NFC Championship Game to rise 8.6 to 9.8 (with its stream up 1.2 to 1.8). iHeartMedia AC 100.3 WNIC moved 16.9 to 7.6, while sister CHR “Channel 95.5” WKQI rises back up 5.1 to 6.9. Beasley Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX holds at a 6.6 share. Audacy Country 99.5 WYCD rebounds 4.6 to 6.3. Beasley Rock 101.1 WRIF jumps up 4.6 to 6.0. Audacy Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC shoots up 4.7 to 5.9, while sister News 950 WWJ gains 4.3 to 5.6 and sister Alternative “Alt 98.7” WDZH trends up 2.6 – 2.9 – 3.2. Beasley Classic Hip Hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC trends down 4.3 – 3.9 – 3.6. Minneapolis/St. PaulNorthwestern Media Christian AC 98.5 KTIS-FM claims the Twin Cities leas 12.1 to 10.7. iHeartMedia Sports “100.3 KFAN” KFXN-FM is up 6.7 to 7.5. iHeart Classic Hits “Kool 108” KQQL is third 15.8 to 6.7. Public News/Talk 91.1 KNOW-FM gains 5.2 to 6.6. iHeartMedia Country “K102” KEEY trends up 4.3 – 4.4 – 5.7. Audacy News/Talk 830 WCCO climbs 3.8 to 4.7. Hubbard’s “My Talk 107.1” KTMY rises 1.9 to 2.9. iHeartMedia CHR 101.3 KDWB trends up 3.4 – 3.5 – 4.0, with sister AAA/Hot AC “Cities 97.1” KTCZ up 2.4 to 3.2. Classical 99.5 KSJN slides 4.3 – 3.1 – 2.4. Tampa/St. PetersburgCox Media Group takes the top three spots. Soft AC 105.5 WDUV holds its lead 13.3 to 9.7. Classic Rock “107.3 The Eagle” WXGL is up 5.4 to 5.7. Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT jumps up 4.1 to 5.3. iHeartMedia Country “US 103.5” WFUS rises 3.9 to 4.6. Beasley Classic Hits “Q105” WRBQ trends down 5.3 – 5.0 – 4.6. Beasley Country 99.5 WQYK is down 5.7 – 4.9 – 4.5, while Classic Rock “98.7 The Shark” WPBB is up 2.9 to 3.8. Public News/Talk 89.7 WUSF trends up 1.7 – 1.9 – 2.3. DenverBonneville continues to hold the top two spots. Country 98.5 KYGO rises 5.6 to 7.2 and AC 101.1 KOSI is down 16.5 to 6.9. KSE Media Hot AC “Mix 100” KIMN is third 5.3 to 5.1. iHeartMedia Alternative “Channel 93.3” KTCL trends up 4.2 – 4.4 – 5.0. KSE Media Classic Hits “Kool 105” KXKL rises 4.1 to 4.9. Public News/Talk “Colorado Public Radio” 90.1 KCFR trends up 2.7 – 3.0 – 4.5. Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN rises 3.5 to 4.0, while KSE Media’s “Altitude 92.5” KKSE-FM rises 2.0 to 3.0. Ahead of its sale and likely flip, Max Media Classic Hip Hop “Flo 107.1” KFCO rises 1.3 to 1.8. San DiegoLocal Media San Diego Rhythmic AC jumps 5.4 to 6.6 to take the market lead. Public News/Talk 89.5 KPBS-FM is up 4.7 to 6.2. Audacy Classic Hits “Sunny 98.1” KXSN dips 6.3 to 6.1, with sister AC 96.5 KYXY (12.5 to 5.0) and Country 103.7 KSON (3.4 to 4.9) following. iHeart News/Talk 600 KOGO ties for fifth up 3.9 to 4.9. iHeartMedia’s “Rock 105.3” KIOZ rises 3.6 to 4.5, while sister CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS-FM is up 3.8 to 4.3. Audacy Sports “97.3 The Fan” KWFN rises 2.8 to 3.9. iHeartMedia Classic Rock 101.5 KGB-FM trends up 2.5 – 2.7 – 3.2. BaltimoreAudacy AC “Today’s 101.9” WLIF retains much of its Holiday audience 15.0 to 11.8. iHeartMedia Country 93.1 WPOC is a distant second up 5.1 to 6.4. Radio One Hip Hop “92Q” WERQ trends down 7.5 – 7.2 – 6.8 – 6.1. Radio One Adult R&B “Magic 95.9” WWIN-FM is up 4.9 to 5.9. Brighter Media Group Christian AC “95.1 Bright-FM” WRBS-FM dips 5.3 to 5.0. Audacy Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WWMX gains 3.0 to 4.6. iHeartMedia Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” WQSR falls 5.8 – 3.7 – 3.5. Radio One Gospel “Praise 106.1” WLIF-HD2 tumbles 2.9 – 2.1 – 1.1. The Ravens playoff run helps Hearst’s duo of “98 Rock” WIYY to rise 3.9 to 4.4 and News/Talk 1090/101.5 WBAL to jump 2.7 to 4.3. Ratings Expert Chris Huff notes pair of non-comm record highs. Classical 91.5 WBJC jumps up 2.2 to 3.7, while AAA 89.7 WTMD trends up 2.0 – 2.2 – 3.2. St. LouisHubbard Variety Hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH reclaims the Gateway City lead up 7.2 to 8.9. Hubbard Classic Rock 94.7 KSHE slips 8.8 to 8.3. iHeartMedia Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU rises 6.7 to 8.0. Three stations tie for fourth with Audacy AC 102.5 KEZK drops 15.7 to 6.5, iHeartMedia Country “93.7 The Bull” KSD-FM rises 5.0 to 6.5, and Hubbard Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT dips 6.7 to 6.5. Hubbard Sports “101 ESPN” WXOS jumps 3.9 to 5.7. Public News/Talk 90.7 KWMU trends up 4.0 – 4.5 – 5.1. Audacy Conservative Talk “97.1 FM Talk” KFTK rises 1.5 to 2.2. Audacy Adult R&B “96.3 R&B” WFUN-FM slides 6.2 – 5.9 – 5.6, while sister Hot AC “Y98” KYKY is down 4.3 – 4.1 – 3.8. more
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    February 21st, 2024, 04:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Following the move of Dan ‘Huggie’ Amsden to mornings alongside ?Natalie Kay? Jansen and Brand Manager Corey Carter earlier this month, Midwest Communications CHR 101.1 WIXX Green Bay has promoted weekend host Andrew Haze to afternoon host from 2-6pm. Haze, who graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2021, has served as a fill-in and weekend host at WIXX since 2022. He also has been working as a Social & Digital Media Specialist for local digital marketing agency Viral Solutions. He stated, “It?s a dream come true. WIXX is such a legendary station with some of the greatest personalities. I?m honored to part of it. Let?s GOOOOO!!!? Carter noted, “The first time we met Andrew we knew he was a special talent. His passion for radio, creativity, ability to run an entertaining, listener-intensive show as well as his social-media expertise will be a great asset for WIXX. We?re extremely excited and happy to have him on-board!” more
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    February 21st, 2024, 04:10 PM
    From Radio Online: KDWB-FM/Minneapolis debuts the new "Falen and Colt Show," effective immediately. The duo will air weekdays from 2-6pm. Falen who's been on KDWB for 12 years is a chronic over-sharer, pop culture junkie and one of the biggest Swifties in the Twin Cities. Colt loves interacting with listeners and building More...
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    February 21st, 2024, 03:30 PM
    From Radio Online: Superadio Networks (SRN) promotes Raphael George to Vice President of Affiliate Sales andamp; Content, effective immediately. In his expanded role, George will continue oversight of the affiliate relations team as well as adding new programming and content strategy duties. He previously served as the Program More...
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