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Terror Strikes During Ariana Grande Concert; 22 Dead, Man Being Held In Connection To Attack

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 –– At least 22 people, including several children, were killed in a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert last night in Manchester England reports CNN. Police said they believe a man carrying explosives acted as a lone attacker and died from the powerful blast that shook part of the Manchester Arena as concert-goer's rushed out after the singer's last song. "It is now beyond doubt that the people of Manchester and of this country have fallen victim to a callous terrorist attack. An attack that targeted some of the youngest people in our society with cold calculation," British Prime Minister Theresa May said after chairing an emergency Cabinet meeting Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grande, who had just finished the first of three scheduled UK performances, tweeted about her devastation several hours later: "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words." As many as 400 police were deployed in Manchester overnight and a CNN journalist saw a heavy armed police presence in parts of the city, particularly outside the Royal Infirmary Hospital where several victims are being treated. London will also see a heavier police presence Tuesday as the country's terror alert remains at "severe." This morning, Greater Manchester Police tweeted they have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with Monday night's attack. The Police also confirmed that a man had been arrested at the Arndale Centre, a shopping mall in the city center, though this is not "currently believed to be connected to last night's attacks." PHOTO/twitter screengrab

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: CBS Inks Extension With Leslie Moonves CEO Through 2021

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 –– CBS Corp. has extended its employment agreement with Chief Executive Leslie Moonves for an additional two years — through June 30, 2021, reports The LA Times. Last year, Moonves received a compensation package valued at nearly $70 million. His 2016 compensation was boosted by a $32-million cash bonus, up 68% from his bonus the previous year. CBS said Monday that his base salary of $3.5 million will remain at its current level and that he would continue to be eligible for an annual bonuses as well as generous stock and option awards, some of which are tied to the company’s stock performance.

Moonves became president and CEO of CBS Corp. in 2006 when the company separated from Viacom Inc. to become a stand-alone, publicly traded entity. In February 2016, Moonves received the additional title of chairman, replacing controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, who has been in poor health. PHOTO/Jeffrey R. Staab - CBS

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Matt & Ramona Extends With WLNK-FM Charlotte

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 –– As Jockline reported last month, Entercom Charlotte has now officially announced a multiyear agreement with afternoon hosts Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway. The “Matt and Ramona” show will continue to air on 107.9 The Link (WLNK-FM) on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“We are excited to work with Pat Paxton, Matt Hanlon, Darrin Arriens and the top media company in the land, Entercom Communications,” said Matt Harris. “We will continue to build our relationship with the listeners and the community of Charlotte and its surrounding areas,” added Ramona Holloway. “We are thrilled to be staying here at WLNK-FM.” Harris and Holloway first met in Columbus, Ohio working on the “Morning Zoo.” In 2000, they teamed up as a show for the first time in Norfolk, Virginia, for the Spanish contemporary radio station WVNZ. The show came to Charlotte, North Carolina, after a year on the air in 2001 and has continued to be one of the top-rated afternoon shows for the last 17 years.

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iHeart Nashville Shares More Details On Gerry House Return

To Join As An Official Voice Talent For The BIG Legend

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 –– As first tipped in musicrow.com, on Gerry House's return to Nashville's airwave, iHeartMedia issued an official press release explaining that Gerry House will join as an official voice talent for The BIG Legend at 98.3, Nashville’. Gerry will be joined by his “long-time male companion” Mike Bohan (L), who will accompany House on-air.

7“The truth is, the good times, the spirit and the hits we played back when the House Foundation morning show was on the air will be on The BIG Legend at 98.3,” said House. “While this won’t be a full time show, all the laughs we had will be heard once again. Fun never gets old, and as always I blame Mike Bohan.” House was heard on WSIX-FM in Nashville, Tennessee on the morning show Gerry House and the House Foundation from 1983 to 2010.

“No Gerry is not coming back to do a full show, but Gerry back on the radio, in any form, is can’t miss radio,” said Gator Harrison, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Nashville. “In addition to classic House Foundation moments in Morning Drive,Gerry will be The BIG Legend at 98.3’s voice. Think of it as on-air Twitter. He thinks it, he says it, and we all laugh."

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STUDY: Nearly 60% Of Likely PPM Participants Listen To Radio At Work

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 –– NuVoodoo Media Services announces that its recent NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study of nearly 5,700 respondents across all PPM markets revealed that, among likely PPM participants, nearly 60% listen to radio at work – far more than the number of those who predict they wouldn’t participate in PPM. In addition, NuVoodoo’s study identified 9:00 a.m. as the best overall time for workday contests. Though residential landline penetration continues to decline, NuVoodoo’s findings point to an opportunity for radio stations to reach likely PPM participants at work for information and data capture through telemarketing to business landlines.

Even among likely PPM respondents, over half listen at work on a personal device, but likely PPM respondents over-index for controlling a shared listening device at work. Mike O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Marketing, NuVoodoo Media Services said: “There is a surprising receptivity among likely PPM participants to at-work conversations with radio stations. This enables quick gathering of information and significantly fewer calls to obtain critical data and insights than through at-home telemarketing.” Leigh Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services observes: “9 AM remains the emotional starting point for the workday. Getting a jump on a competitor may be a reason to play for the slightly lower numbers between 8 AM and 9 AM. We also see that some demos would prefer to play during the lunch hour.”

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NETWORKS: Ed Sheeran & Pete Wentz Join For WWO Memorial Day Specials

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 –– Westwood One kicks off the summer season with two exclusive Memorial Day Weekend music specials hosted by GRAMMY-winner Ed Sheeran and AMA/MTV Award-winner Pete Wentz of the critically-acclaimed rock band Fall Out Boy. Ed Sheeran celebrates the beginning of summer with four hours of great music, information on this summer’s hottest tours.

Memorial Day Mania, hosted by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, ignites the summer season with tour and summer music festival talk, new music coming out this summer, road trips, and more.

Stations can air Westwood One’s Get Out and Play and Memorial Day Mania Memorial Day Specials any time Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, 2017, between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-4207. PHOTO/Greg Williams

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Longtime Radio Host/Comedy Writer Producing Documentary On Radio - Wants Your Video Footage

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 20917 –– Ron Stevens (of Stevens & Grdnic and A-List Comedy fame) is doing a documentary about radio broadcasting and looking for video footage of DJs --either solo or a team-- on the air in segments of 30 seconds to one minute in length. You can do it on an iPhone provided you hold it sideways, because the video will be used in a theatre. Audio is not necessary, but might be used if it's good quality.

Some suggestions from Ron: --Don't look at the camera --Don't worry about including yourself turning the camera on and off if it's a video selfie. --If you can get a professional to come in and shoot something, all the better! --It's okay to show your call letters or station logo.

Here is CLICK HERE to upload videos Ron says: 'I will need each person in the videos to sign a RELEASE. --If you're the one who shot the video, sign THIS --If you didn't shoot the video, but you're in it, sign THIS -- Questions? (Including, "Did you get my video?! Are you going to use it?! When will it be out? Where can I see it? How do I get an agent? Is it expensive to live in Los Angeles?") they can reach me at ron@onstl.com.

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PODCAST: The Mike Lupica Podcast Surpasses One Millionth Download

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 ––Compass Media Networks announced that The Mike Lupica Podcast has surpassed its one millionth download. Recently nominated for a 2017 Webby Award for “Best Sports Podcast,” The Mike Lupica Podcast features its titular host in unique conversations with legendary sports heroes, newsmakers and entertainers. The podcast’s tremendous roster of guests includes Larry David, Bob Costas, Chris Evert, Charles Barkley, Matt Lauer, Ray Rice, Joe Scarborough, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mark Teixeira and Willie Geist.

“Doing this podcast has been even more fun than I thought it would be,” said Lupica. “We’re a year in and already we’ve had really insightful conversations with some of the biggest names in sports, media and politics.” The Mike Lupica Podcast is available via Google Play, iTunes, TuneIn, SoundCloud and Stitcher.

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[WATCH] Johnjay & Rich Challenge Cher To Plank

THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2017 –– While receiving the Icon Award at the Billboard Awards, Legendary singer/actress Cher mentioned that she can do a 5 minute plank. Well, that didn't sit well with the Premiere syndicated Johnjay & Rich show who decided to challenge her to a live test. "I don't believe her!!!, said Johnjay VanEs. "I challenge Cher."

But first, just to be sure he and Rich Berra would be up for the test, they both attempted the feat on-air. If Cher actually takes them up on their challenge, the 72 yr. old star could easily have the last laugh - WATCH HERE

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7Katy Perry's 'Idol' Salary Revealed; Monica Lewinsky Pens Op-Ed

 

Katy Perry Is Being Paid How Much For 'Idol Reboot Role?

Megyn Kelly's NBC Debut Set For June 4th

Jason Derulo to Headline YouTube’s First Live VidCon Concert

[WATCH] Kevin Hart Plans To Run Against Dwayne Johnson For President

'Last Man Standing' May Have A New Home

FBI Launches Investigation Into Fyre Festival

UH OH: Monica Lewinsky Pens Op-Ed About Being Target of Ailes' Fox News

[WATCH] Shia LaBeouf In ‘Borg/McEnroe’

[WATCH] How Wonder Woman Got Her Own Movie

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TIME SENSITIVE: Nominees Now Being Accepted For ReelWorld's 3rd Annual 'Rising Star Awards'

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THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 29, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its third annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 2ND, 2017. The ReelWorld Rising Star Awards are open to all candidates, in all formats and market sizes, who have been on-air for at least one year, but not longer than 5 years, in either a supporting or leading role. Our goal is to recognize those lesser known personalities who rarely, if ever, receive press and are unknown to most radio professionals beyond their colleagues or employers. A select panel of judges will review all nominees for consideration.

To enter just click the link below and provide your nominee's name, city and station, brief work history, 2-3 minute mp3/aircheck and a brief explanation of why you believe they deserve consideration for this award. (Yes, you can nominate yourself - we won't tell). Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 2 and formally announced on August 4th at MSBC in Atlanta. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

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ON-AIR: House Returning To Nashville Airwaves

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THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– Nashville's beloved morning host, Gerry House, is set to return to radio after retiring 7 over seven years ago. The legendary host will sign on at iHeart Nashville’s The BIG Legend 98.3 beginning May 26 at 7 a.m. reports musicrow.com. He will be joined by his 7former longtime WSIX co-host Mike Bohan (L).

House is a CMA and ACM award-winning American radio personality, and the voice of The BIG 98’s Gerry House and the House Foundation from 1983-2010 winning countless National Personality of the Year Honors. House was inducted into the NAB Radio Hall of Fame in the spring of 2011. Gerry House was first heard on WSIX-AM in the ’70s.

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Kannon Takes Afternoons At 102.9 Dallas

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– iHeartMedia’s 102.9 Now Dallas/Ft. Worth, announced that Kannon will host the station’s afternoon drive show, effective June 1. “We are very pleased to add a well-known local personality to our afternoon drive slot,” said Jay Shannon, Program Director for 102.9 Now. “Kannon is a familiar name that has been on the radio in Dallas/Ft. Worth for several years and he understands how to connect with listeners as well as what it takes to be successful in this market."

Kannon began his career in radio at the age of 15 in Raleigh, N.C. He most recently served as morning co-host at KVIL in Dallas/Ft. Worth. He also previously served as morning show host at KLIF and mix show DJ in Boston for the nationally syndicated program, Open House Party. He has worked in markets such as Raleigh, Portland, Atlanta and Philadelphia.“

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aEXECUTIVE ACTION: Dr. Nino Japaridze Joins Edison as Vice President for Public Affairs Research

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– Edison Research has appointed Dr. Nino Japaridze to the new role of Vice President for Public Affairs Research. Based in Washington DC, Nino will lead Edison’s public affairs and international research practice, delivering strategic insights to public and private sector clients, and international media and development organizations. Nino brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of public affairs and international research, most recently as Vice President of Public Affairs at Ipsos North America where she led global media research and political risk practice areas and was responsible for partnering with technology based companies to extend research capabilities across digital platforms.

Previously, Nino advised sovereigns, NGOs, and leading human rights organizations on the assessment of media freedoms, rule of law, and civil liberties across Europe and Eurasia. Nino also served as InterMedia Survey Institute’s Regional Research Director, leading audience and opinion research programs across Eurasia for the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, the US Department of State, the World Bank, USAID, RFE/RL, Voice of America, BBC, and other media and development institutions.

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BUSINESS: PayPal Suing Pandora Over Big Blue 'P'

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– The payment company PayPal says Pandora’s big blue “P,” unveiled in October (L), damages its business because customers are mistakenly opening the wrong app on their phones reports The New York Post. The suit, filed Friday in Manhattan federal court, claims that the confusion over the two logos — both of which are blue and white and use a capital “P” — “has interfered dramatically with PayPal users’ experience.”

“One critically important function of the PayPal Logo is to stand out on the crowded screens of customers’ smartphones and tablets,” the suit states. The company says it “has invested heavily in the PayPal Logo since its introduction.” The lawsuit states that Pandora’s logo “not only resembles, but openly mimics the PayPal logo,” arguing that Pandora was aware of the similarities since “the PayPal Logo is on the checkout page of Pandora.com.” PayPal claims it tried to work the problem out with Pandora, but its letters were unheeded, so it is asking the court to force Pandora to stop using the logo and pay unspecified damages. READ MORE HERE

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MUSIC: Drake Rules At Billboard Music Awards

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– Drake grabbed a record 13 wins at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, topping Adele’s previous record of 12 awards in 2012. "It's crazy that we're all here on earth for a limited amount of time, and we gotta show love while we're here," he said on stage. .“I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops you’ll be back to get the record back,” Drake said in accepting one of his awards during the event held in Las Vegas. Among his many honors included top artist, top male artist and top rap album (Views)

The nights' other big winners included Beyonce and Twenty One Pilots who took five awards each and The Chainsmokers with four. Taking home the The Icon Award was Cher, 71. She performed "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" -- sporting, fittingly, completely different looks for each performance. "I've wanted to do what I do since I was four years old, and I've been doing it for 53 years," she said with a humble air during her acceptance speech. "I think luck has so much to do with with my success... I think it was mostly luck and a little bit of something thrown in." DRAKE PHOTO/BBMA-David Becker/Getty Images COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

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NETWORKS: SBG Expands Fitz Show To Texas and Indiana

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– Continuing to expand top-rated personality, Fitz, Sun Broadcast Group announced new station additions across his 3 syndicated shows. Now you can hear Fitz across the country on nearly 200 affiliates including KYKX-FM, Tyler, who scored a hat trick with all 3 Fitz shows, and WCJC-FM, Indianapolis! The Shazam-enabled, Fitz Show, airs weekday mornings, The Hitlist with Fitz is the only Shazam-enabled countdown show and recaps the hits every weekend, and Nashville Minute with Fitz is his daily Country news feature. “6.8 share women 25-54 on The Bull in Palm Springs!

"This show is a rating’s rocket ride, and our secret women weapon is known as THE FITZ,” said Scott Mahalick, EVP Programming, Alpha Media. Over the years, Fitz has earned the titles, Country Aircheck’s Major Market Personality of the Year, Best Radio Personality in Seattle 8 years in a row, among many others. For more information on The Fitz Show, The Hit List with Fitz, or Nashville Minute with Fitz, contact Ron Rivlin at 212-380-9303 or RRivlin@sunbgi.com.

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SNAPS: WWO Backstage At The BBMAs

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– Set up at The Lucky Live Lounge at T-Mobile Area in Las Vegas, WWO's backstage gathering event took place during rehearsals for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards which aired last night on ABC-TV with co-hosts Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens. Westwood One was the official promotional partner of the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Recording artist Taylor Grey kicked off our orientation and Republic Records recording artists DNCE closed out festivities, which featured more than 20 radio row stations interviewing an array of artists and celebrities.

Along with recording artists and numerous radio stars, Cumulus/Westwood One executives were there as well, including (L-R): Cat Thomas, VP, Contemporary Music, Cumulus; Aaron Roberts, VP, Programming, Partnerships & Communications, Cumulus/Westwood One; Mike McVay, EVP, Content & Programming, Cumulus/Westwood One; Taylor Grey; Jayde Donovan, morning host, WPLJ-FM/New York; Neal Bird, Sr. Director, Affiliate Sales, Westwood One; John Kilgo, VP, Label Relations, Cumulus; and Ken Lucek, VP Pop Promotion & Managing Director in2une. #WWOBackstage #BBMAs

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Friends, Family & Media Attend Funeral for Former Fox News & CEO Roger Ailes

THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2017 –– During an intimate service at the St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida. Approximately 65 guests attended Ailes’ funeral service at 11 a.m. just two days after he passed away following complications from a severe fall a few days earlier reports lifezette.com. Ailes’ wife, Elizabeth, and his son, Zachary, joined by several Fox News hosts and contributors, including LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Bill Hemmer, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Angela McGowen, Dr. Manny Alvarez, and retired U.S. Army Gen. Jack Keane. Radio host Rush Limbaugh was also in attendance with his wife, Kathryn. Ailes had been a member of St. Edward’s since he and Elizabeth moved to Palm Beach in September following his exit from Fox News

PHOTO/Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle

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7Billy Bush Breaks His Silence; Dr. Drew Weighs In On Cornell Death

Billy Bush Breaks His Silence On Trump

[WATCH] Sea Lion Pulls Young Girl Into Water

[WATCH] Notre Dame Students Walk Out During Mike Pence Speech

[WATCH] Dr. Drew Reveals What He Thinks Led To Chris Cornell’s Death

...Cornell's Family Disputes Medical Examiner's Ruling

JUDGE: Prince's Sister & 5 Half-Siblings Are Heirs To His Estate

[WATCH] Lady Gaga's Close Friend Sonja Dies After Cancer Battle

[WATCH] Dwayne Johnson Announces Bid For Presidency - kinda-sorta

Miley Cyrus, Zedd & Alessia Cara Take the Stage On 'Voice' Finale

[WATCH] SNL Finale Of 'Hallelujah'

[WATCH] Mark Cuban Talks 2020 Presidential Run

[WATCH] Courtney Love Star In New Menendez Brothers Film

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FCC Proposes Elimination Of Main Studio Rule

THE MOUTH, MAY 19TH, 2017 –– Staying true to his agenda of eliminating outdated or unnecessary regulations, The Federal Communications Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, has formally released a notice of proposed rulemaking, which proposes elimination of its main studio rule. A statement read: "The Notice proposes to eliminate the requirement that the main studio have full-time management and staff present during normal business hours, and the requirement that it be able to originate programming. The main studio rule, which the FCC first adopted more than 70 years ago, was originally implemented on the premise that local access to the main studio facilitated input from community members and the station’s participation in community activities. Today, modern communications enable stations and community members to interact more directly, without the presence of a local broadcast studio. In addition, community members already, or soon will, have online access to a station’s public file, removing the need for community members to visit the main studio to access the file.."

The vote was unanimous, but, according to Broadcasting & Cable, commissioner Mignon Clyburn had some concerns. "By tentatively proposing to eliminate the Commission’s main studio rule, it seems to me that we are embracing a world in which automated national programming is the new normal. When the community wants to know what is going on in their backyard, my question is, will simulcasting fill the gap," she said. "And if elimination of the main studio rule is what gives that small market station with just five employees, the chance to keep the lights on and continue producing local programming, then I am empathetic. But we need to think long and hard about the practical implications of eliminating this rule altogether."

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PROGRAMMING: Maurice DeVoe Tapped To Program 100.3 The Beat St. Louis; Matthew “Doughboy” Florence Named PD And Afternoon Host At The Vibe Ventura, CA

WTHE MOUTH, MAY 19TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced that noted programming veteran Maurice DeVoe has joined its St. Louis market as Program Director for 100.3 The Beat, STL's Hip Hop and R&B, effective June 5. “I’ve always admired Maurice’s strong leadership skills, format track record and ability to thrive at community involvement,” said A.J., Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia St. Louis.

DeVoe joins iHeartMedia from Cumulus Media, where he served as Corporate Program Director for its Urban and Rhythmic formats and Program Director of KMJK - FM in Kansas City, Missouri. He has over 30 years of radio experience, including 16 years as a Program Director, and has programmed Mainstream Urban, Urban AC, Top 40 and WRhythmic Top 40 formats in Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas and other markets.

--Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Matthew “Doughboy” Florence as Program Director and On-Air Personality, Afternoons, for Rhythmic CHR station KVYB/103.3 The Vibe. Florence joins 103.3 The Vibe from CHR Z106.3 in Albuquerque, where he was Assistant Program Director and On-Air Host, Afternoons. Florence joins 103.3 The Vibe on June 1.

Florence said: "I'm really excited to get to Ventura and work with the team to make 103.3 The Vibe a major force in the market. I'd like to thank Chris Cox, Sommer Frisk, and the rest of the team at Cumulus Media for this great opportunity.”

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[LISTEN] The Mix Group Remembers Chris Cornell With Audio Tribute

THE MOUTH, MAY 19TH, 2017 –– The Mix Group created a one-minute 13-second audio tribute for stations to use. The complimentary audio includes clips of Cornell’s hit songs and profound quotes pulled from various interviews.

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NETWORKS: WWO Brings Hottest Artists And Radio Stars Backstage At Billboard Awards With

THE MOUTH, MAY 19TH, 2017 –– Westwood One celebrates the hottest stars in music this weekend as an official promotional partner of the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” They'll feature private backstage performances from Republic Records pop stars DNCE (L) and 2une Music’s up-and-comer Taylor Grey (BR), radio interviews with a robust lineup of artists and celebrities, exclusive live audio and video content, and social media activations.

More than 20 radio stations will be interviewing musicians and celebrities during rehearsals the day before the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” as part of Westwood One Backstage at the BBMAs taking place at the Lucky Live Lounge in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. During the course of Radio Row, Ralphie Aversa (second from right) from WPLJ-FM/NY and WPRO/Providence will be hosting content online and on Cumulus station websites. In addition to the backstage activations, Westwood One has five hours of BBMAs Night of Event Coverage on Sunday, May 21, 7:00 pm to Midnight ET: One-hour BBMAs Red Carpet, hosted by WPLJ-FM/New York’s Jayde Donovan (TL) - Three-hour BBMAs Broadcast Companion -- Hot AC/AC formats hosted by Adam Bomb (second from left) and The Bert Show’s Kristin Klingshirn (C); Top 40/Rhythmic formats hosted by Zach Sang (R) - One-hour BBMAs Wrap-up with Adam Bomb, Kristin Klingshirn, and Zach Sang.

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KMEL San Francisco And The Street Soldiers Tackle Violence At Second 'Live Town Hall'

THE MOUTH, MAY 19TH, 2017 –– 106 KMEL San Francisco and the producers of the weekly radio show Street Soldiers will host the second 106 KMEL Street Soldiers Live Town Hall to address violence in the community and to help improve the relationship between the relationship between local police and youth. The event’s theme, “Community & Police Relations Part 2: How Do We Make It Better?” will focus on the changes made by law enforcement in the recent months to improve tension between the community and police, as well as citizens’ rights. Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, community activist and on-air personality of the Street Soldiers show, will moderate the discussion.

Town hall panelists will include San Francisco Police Department Chief William Scott, Oakland Police Department (OPD) Captain Sekou Millington, OPD Lieutenant Bobby Hookfin, Lisa Katz from the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender, Manny Fortes from San Francisco’s Department of Police Accountability (DPA), and Anthony Finnell from the Oakland Citizen Police Review Board. In addition, the town hall will feature guests from youth focused organizations Alive & Free, Mo Magic, Ryse Center, Bay Area Peacekeepers and youth from the Bay Area. WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2017 8-10 p.m.

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[WATCH] Radio Hosts Break World Record For Longest Live Underwater Broadcast In Dubai

THE MOUTH, MAY 19TH, 2017 –– The Atlantis Palm resort in Dubai teamed with 104.8 Channel 4, radio presenter Stu Tolan (shown) who submerged himself three metres down into the 11 million litre tank and host the world’s Longest underwater live radio broadcast (unsupported). Stu played music, conducted interviews and talked to his listeners while surrounded by 65,000 marine animals, sharks and sting rays. According to Guinness, the challenge required a lot of technical planning. For example, a team of six professional scuba divers from The Lost Chambers Aquarium had to make 11 air tank changes during Stu's broadcast. Tolan concluded the underwater broadcast after an incredible 5 hours, 25 minutes and 25 seconds – successfully breaking the previous record by almost an hour.

Stu commented: "I have been lucky enough to participate in some incredible stunts during my radio career, but this was truly an amazing challenge and attempting a Guinness World Records title is a total world away from my every day. The team at the Atlantis were incredible to work with and the support from my team at 104.8 Channel 4 made the whole challenge an incredible team effort!" CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEO

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SNAPS: WATCH WOR'S Mark Simone Featured On ABC News 'Nightline

THE MOUTH, MAY 19TH, 2017 –– WOR’s Mark Simone (Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm) was prominently featured on last night’s special edition of ABC News’ Nightline, “Trump Under Fire.” The program explored the rocky couple of weeks the President has had, with voices on both sides of the argument over whether or not the President has done anything wrong. Simone, as he consistently has, came down on the side of Trump, saying that “In the end he always succeeds…this [investigation] will go nowhere.” In case you missed it, the full episode, including Simone’s portion (which begins at the 8:00 mark), WATCH HERE

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7James Corden Reveals Katy Perry Made 'Idol Decision During 'Carpool'

 

[WATCH] James Corden Reveals Katy Perry Was Deciding on 'American Idol' While Filming 'Carpool'

Major League Baseball Coming To Facebook

Music World Mourns Death Of Chris Cornell

BILLBOARD: Primary Wave Expanding to Nashville

Angela Bassett to Play CIA Director Alongside Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible 6”

Dennis Quaid To Play George W. Bush In 'American Crime Story' Katrina

...Bush Photo Bombs A Reporter

Caitlyn Jenner Offered $1 Million From 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Netflix Landing Film About Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee Companion – Cannes

 

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STUDY: Radio Ads Boosts Awareness & App Usage

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THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– A new Nielsen study, commissioned by Westwood One, demonstrates how radio elevates key brand metrics for a money transfer app. The brand advertised in Westwood One’s NFL coverage and saw growth in app awareness, app usage, brand health, and ad recall according to the results published on the Westwood One blog.

Key findings of the Westwood One and Nielsen study include: • Radio boosted brand awareness and app usage. Nielsen saw that ads airing in Westwood One’s programming generated a 26% increase in app awareness. Even more important, the app saw a 21% increase in usage of the app overall. • The NFL radio campaign was memorable, driving significant brand image increases. Among those who were exposed, key image associations grew. Those who heard the campaign were 18% more likely to indicate that the app company offered a “convenient transfer of money.” It also saw images of trust and leadership increase. • The NFL radio campaign boosted awareness of the entire media plan. Exposure to radio led to far greater recall for all other elements of the media campaign including digital, television, billboard/outdoor, mobile, and print advertising. • Radio ads voiced by play-by-play talent performed best (see above graphic). Compared to other ads tested by Nielsen, the creative favorability for ads voiced by radio talent tested off the charts, 60% better than the Nielsen radio creative average.

In summary, AM/FM radio elevates app awareness and usage, grows key brand images and perceptions, and boosts the media plan. SEE FULL REPORT HERE

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'The Bone' Tampa's Mike Calta Takes To The Stage With 'Live' Radio Variety Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– WHTP/The Bone Tampa's Mike Calta says people do a lot of ‘fake radio’ these days but we feel confident enough we can perform live and they’ll enjoy it.” Beginning tomorrow night (Friday 5/19 he and his morning cast will take to the stage at the historic Polk Theater in Lakeland, FL with his first-ever 'live' variety show. According to The Ledger, the show will include live comics, outrageous contests for listeners, wacky stunts and unusual guests.

In a studio-takes-the-stage setting, Calta will bring “hand-selected guests to meet the audience’s every need” situated among Calta’s show regular co-hosts: Gregory “Galvin” Galvin, show executive producer Anthony “Spanish” Polichemi and Sandy “Carmin” Carmin (shown right). Calta said his show would be a “PG-13” rated show with a no “live nudity” but a few video clips would be shown with partial nudity of “things that have happened in the studio before.”

As far as “seeing” radio live, Calta said he hopes his audience has as much fun as they do. “I want them to have as much fun as they have listening to the show. I want them to get all their questions answered about the show, like how ugly Spanish is and how hot Carmin is. People do a lot of ‘fake radio’ these days but we feel confident enough we can perform live and they’ll enjoy it,” he said.

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BUSINESS: Former Governor, Talk Host Mike Huckabee Buying Texas Radio Cluster

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is part of a group buying four radio stations in the Tyler market reports The Tyler Morning Telegraph. That includes The Breeze, 95.3/102.3, which shut down last August after the death of William Dudley Waller. Susie Waller confirmed the sale on Wednesday. “We are very happy a wonderful group of people has entered into a contract with Waller Media LLC,” she said. “The new company will be East Texas Results Media LLC. It’s Michael D. Huckabee, Paul Coates and Libby Coates. They are all from Arkansas, where Dudley Waller, my dad, was from.”

The former broadcaster-turned-preacher-turned-politician is a 49 percent owner in the company, partnering with longtime Arkansas broadcaster Paul Coates, who has owned and operated a number of radio stations across the state including nearby stations in Ozark.” The deal is reportedly worth about $1.2 million. “Huckabee is no stranger to the radio business, having started out as a young broadcaster at his hometown station in Hope,” post the news site. “Following his two terms as governor of Arkansas, he would go on to host The Huckabee Report which took the place of ABC Radio’s Paul Harvey and a syndicated talk show that aired opposite of Rush Limbaugh.” According to Ms. Waller, the radio stations will retain their call signs, but probably not the same names. The formats will be the same, as well, she said. “They are doing testing now and getting all equipment ready,” she said. “The could be on the air in less than a month now, I believe.”

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Nielsen Audio Renews With KFMB A/F San Diego

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– Nielsen announced that it has signed a renewal agreement with Midwest Television for KFMB-TV, a CBS-affiliated television station located in San Diego. “For many years we’ve worked with Midwest Television and KFMB-TV to help them achieve their business priorities and uncover the total value of their audience,” said Jeff Wender,7Managing Director for Nielsen Local Media. “We are excited to continue our strong relationship and look forward to providing their new CW affiliate the same level of high quality service and products. The renewal and extension of Nielsen services demonstrates the belief Midwest Television has in the enhancement we are making to local TV and how our data and services impact its business’ bottom line.”

Nielsen Audio also renewed its contract with KFMB-A/F. Midwest retained all services, including Portable People Meter data and analysis tools, as well as services that provide deep in-market qualitative data. KFMB-FM is home to longtime morning hosts, Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw (L)

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Futuri Media’s TopicPulse Ups Jill Manuel, Hires Jason Page and Team of Content Writers

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– Futuri Media announced the promotion of Peabody Award-winning broadcast news executive Jill Manuel to Product Manager, TopicPulse, and the creation of a team of radio format-specific content writers, led by longtime Sports/Talk radio host and writer Jason Page. Manuel has been promoted to Product Manager, TopicPulse, a role in which she will lead the team behind the ultimate social story-surfacing tool for broadcasters, which scans Facebook, Twitter, and more than 100,000 verified sources of news and information to provide data-driven insights that aid in story selection.

Manuel, a journalist for more than 20 years, held senior leadership roles at Chicago’s WFLD and WBBM, Fox News in New York City and Washington, D.C., Cleveland’s WEWS, and other outlets. Jason Page joins Futuri’s TopicPulse team as Content Manager, where he heads a team of writers who monitor TopicPulse’s real-time social insights and write data-driven topic starter ideas for its radio clients. “TopicPulse is a powerful tool for anyone charged with creating engaging live content for radio or TV,” said Futuri Media CEO Daniel Anstandig. “Elevating Jill, with her incredible television and journalism background, and bringing on Jason and the team of radio veterans with format-specific expertise will make TopicPulse an even more powerful tool for broadcasters.”

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PODCAST: 'Breaking Bad's' Bryan Cranston Adds Jingle Composer To Resume [LISTEN]

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– Oscar-nominated actor, Golden Globe winner and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston has now added jingle composer to his repertoire. The hilarious star joined Geffen Playhouse Unscripted on PodcastOne this week. He created a new jingle for the network, included below, but not before sharing with host John Horn, a story of female rejection during his first awkward acting scene, the career he might have had as a police officer, working to not fall for the same acting trap as his father, why he considers storytelling his true occupation, and how fear motivates him. The episode is available now on PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and iTunes. Listen to the jingle HERE

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KBZT Entercom San Diego Joins With Portland & Seattle Stations For Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Drive

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– Entercom announced that FM 949 (KBZT) in San Diego is joining 94.7 FM (KNRK) of Entercom Portland and 99.9 FM (KISW) and 107.7 The End FM (KNDD) of Entercom Seattle in the ongoing partnership with Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation. Since the beginning of the partnership in 2015, Entercom Portland and Entercom Seattle have raised over $200,000 for Pearl Jam’s Foundation by contributing a portion of the ticket sales from their annual marquee concerts to the cause. Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation is a public non-profit organization founded in 2006 that supports the efforts of non-profit organizations focused on community health, the environment, arts and education and social change.

In celebration of today’s announcement, Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard and Mike McCready will be on-air on 99.9 FM (KISW) and on 107.7 The End FM (KNDD) in Seattle, 94.7 FM (KNRK) in Portland and FM 949 (KBZT) in San Diego. Each station selected its chosen organization from Vitalogy Foundation’s roster based on local passion points. This year, 94.7 FM will benefit MyMusicRX, which provides musical support to children and teens in hospitals, while 107.7 The End FM benefits Treehouse, a charity that assists over 7,000 foster children in the Seattle area each year.

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CONDOLENCES: Chris Cornell, Lead Singer Of Soundgarden And Audioslave, Dead At 52

THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died on Wednesday night in Detroit while on tour. The cause of death was not released. He was 52. In a statement, the singer’s representative Brian Bumbery called the rocker’s death “sudden and unexpected.” “According to huffpo, his wife, Vicky, and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,”

Bumbery said. “They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.” Cornell was in the midst of a Soundgarden tour, tweeting Wednesday from outside the Fox Theatre in Detroit. The band was scheduled to play shows until the end of May, and was halfway through writing its next album. Although Soundgarden broke up in 1997, the band sold more than 10 million records and was considered as crucial to the Seattle-based music scene as Nirvana. Steve Migs, co-host of the highly popular BJ & Migs Show on Entercom's KISW Seattle tells Jockline, "We had him on quite a bit. This is devastating news. Truly a great guy, always an entertaining an interesting man to talk to." PHOTO/courtesy of Steve Migliore.

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REPORT: Spotify Has More Listeners Than BBC 1

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THE MOUTH, MAY 18TH, 2017 –– Spotify now officially has more UK listeners than BBC Radio 1 reports Music Business Worldwide. On the heels of BBC Radio 1 posting its worst quarterly Rajar result in history, according to MBW’s sources, Spotify now comfortably boasts more than 9.1m active users in the UK market. It’s the first time that Spotify’s UK audience has officially surpassed that of the BBC’s flagship new music radio network.

Quarter-on-quarter, Radio 1’s Q1 audience fell by 459,000 in the first three months of 2017. In Q4 last year, the station’s Rajar number stood at 9.56m people – its lowest last-quarter tally since 2003. Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper defended the latest performance saying: “You can’t judge Radio 1 on RAJAR figures alone – just as you can’t judge a newspaper solely on physical sales – you have to take into account our digital innovations as well.” There was better news for the BBC elsewhere in Q1 this year.

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7Roger Ailes Passes Away; Glenn Frey's Son To Play With The Eagles

 

Roger Ailes Passes Away

James Corden Returning To Grammys

The Eagles to Play With Glenn Frey's Son Deacon at Classic East & West, Don Henley Says

Conan O'Brien Inks New 4-Year Deal With TBS

[WATCH] Keith Urban Performs His First-Ever National Anthem

Robin Williams Comedy Chair Established at USC School of Cinematic Arts

Popular SNL Star Taking His Final Bow

[WATCH] Michael Phelps Is Put to the Test While Trying Out For 'Baywatch' Crew in New Commercial

Jay Z And Beyonce Now The Billionaire Couple

Snoop Dogg To Host ‘The Joker’s Wild’

[WATCH] 'Bachelorette Goes More Diverse Than Ever

UH OH: Michael Moore Says Secret Film Will End Trump Presidency

 

 

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Bill O'Reilly To Join Glenn Beck's Radio Show With Weekly Slot

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– Looks like the spin will stop on Glenn Beck’s radio show as his former Fox News cohort, Bill O'Reilly will join TheBlaze for a weekly spot on Beck’s show reports Variety. “We’re going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me,” O’Reilly said on the most recent installment of his “No Spin News” podcast. “It’s a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who’s a good friend. We don’t agree on everything, but it’s very lively.”

During his radio show last week, Beck extended an invite to O’Reilly to come onboard. “I would like you to work for TheBlaze,” Beck said. “I could not get the cable coverage by myself because I’m not powerful enough, unless you have a giant corporation behind you. If we could unite our powers for good, as opposed to evil — but that’s another conversation.” Most recently, O’Reilly was let go by Fox amid allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women, which he has denied. Beck hosted his own show on Fox from 2009-2011.

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Mike Love To Replace Tom Joyner On Chicago's WSRB-FM

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– After more than four decades, Tom Joyner is leaving the Chicago airwaves reports Robert Feder. The legendary “Fly Jock” of the 1980s is being dropped by Crawford Broadcasting urban adult-contemporary WSRB FM 106.3, which has aired his syndicated morning show for eight years. For eight years he commuted between his morning job at KKDA in Dallas and his afternoon job at urban contemporary WGCI FM 107.5, thus, being donned 'The Fly Jock."

Beginning June 5, “106.3 Chicago’s R&B” will move Mike Love (R) from afternoons to mornings, replacing Joyner from 6 to 9 a.m. Fondly recalled for his partnership with Victor “the Dizz” Blackful on WGCI’s wildly successful “Bad Boy Radio” nighttime show from 1997 to 2007, Love joined 106.3 Chicago in 2014. According to the station. In the Nielsen Audio survey for April released Monday, WSRB ranked 28th in mornings among all listeners with a 1.5 percent audience share.

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Nominees Now Being Accepted For ReelWorld's 3rd Annual 'Rising Star Awards'

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THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 29, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its third annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 2ND, 2017. The ReelWorld Rising Star Awards are open to all candidates, in all formats and market sizes, who have been on-air for at least one year, but not longer than 5 years, in either a supporting or leading role. Our goal is to recognize those lesser known personalities who rarely, if ever, receive press and are unknown to most radio professionals beyond their colleagues or employers. A select panel of judges will review all nominees for consideration.

To enter just click the link below and provide your nominee's name, city and station, brief work history, 2-3 minute mp3/aircheck and a brief explanation of why you believe they deserve consideration for this award. (Yes, you can nominate yourself - we won't tell). Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 2 and formally announced on August 4th at MSBC in Atlanta. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

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NETWORKS: Kelsea Ballerini Joins ABC Memorial Day Double Three-Hour Weekend Programming; Envision Launches 'Our Auto Expert' Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– Two Three-Hour Specials: “America Remembers” and “Kelsea Ballerini’s Summer Road Trip” ABC Radio will provide two three-hour programs to affiliates over Memorial Day weekend: “America Remembers” and “Kelsea Ballerini’s Summer Road Trip.” In the special "America Remembers," ABC News Radio correspondent Aaron Katersky speaks with family members of American service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. This broadcast honors the memories of these men and women and looks at how their sacrifices have shaped the lives that come after. ABC Radio also presents “Kelsea Ballerini’s Summer Road Trip” which gives listeners the scoop on all of 2017’s hottest summer country tours from Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert to Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and more. Kelsea—who is touring with Lady Antebellum this summer— will share what it is really like on the road both on and offstage. For affiliation information, contact radio@abc.com.

Envision Networks® is proud to announce the debut of Our Auto Expert daily audio and video feature for radio stations. The vignettes are hosted by auto expert Nik Miles and features reviews and the latest news from the world of automobiles. Affiliated stations receive a daily 45-second audio report for use on-air and online, plus two videos per month to use on their website and on demand. Nik Miles said “My career began in radio and she has been a great friend to me over the years. Our Auto Expert features content that listeners are passionate about. Being able to entertain and inform people with the latest news about cars, technology and happenings around the industry will be the highlight of my day.” For more information about Our Auto Expert visit goenvisionnetworks.com. Stations interested in adding the feature to their programming should contact Amber Wade at amberw@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761. About Envision Networks®:

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Katy Perry Officially Joins 'American Idol' Revival

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THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– Katy Perry has officially signed on to the American Idol revival on ABC as its first judge. "I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories," Perry said in a statement. "I'm always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough—from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music."

The network made the big announcement at its Upfront presentation in New York City on Tuesday reports eonline. The pop star teased a major announcement was coming when she confirmed a Times Square billboard featuring an eye illustration was one of her ads. When a fan on Twitter asked if it was about her album or a single, Perry responded, "guess again." Hmmm...what's the first syllable in Idol? And Perry all but confirmed the Idol rumors when she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday. "Idol is coming back," Ellen DeGeneres, a former Idol judge, said, which Perry responded to with a simple nod. "Supposedly, you're going to be the first announcement that you're going to be a judge on the new American Idol." "Judge not lest ye be judged," Perry retorted, citing a Bible verse. "But, they didn't say anything about constructive criticism and I'm good at that." American Idol will debut on ABC in 2018.

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EVENTS: WIL-FM Teams With St. Louis Cardinals For Flood Relief Concert

THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– Thousands of St. Louis area residents are still recovering from the recent, historic flooding and continue to need assistance. In order to help out its neighbors in need, New Country 92.3 and the St. Louis Cardinals will present the Flood Relief Benefit Concert on Memorial Day at Busch Stadium.

Prior to the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game on Monday afternoon, May 29th, local boys and rising New Country stars Trent Tomlinson and Drew Baldridge (L) will perform in concert, and Missourian Tyler Farr will be throwing out the first pitch! Tickets are going for $9.23 and the St. Louis Cardinals will MATCH the total from the first 1,000 $9.23 tickets sold to benefit the Salvation Army.

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Heart FM's Baby Spice Moving To The USA

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THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2017 –– Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) is taking a summer break from Heart FM in London and heading for LA to film a music competition TV show for ABC. Emma will join the series, called 'Boy Band,' as an expert who will guide contestants throughout their journey to stardom. Emma joined Heart in 2012 to co-host breakfast with Jamie Theakston. Boy Band is a 10-episode series will chronicle the journey of young male vocalists who will compete for a chance to show the world that they have what it takes to win a coveted spot in America’s next great boy band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

Capital’s Summertime Ball Sells Out In 90 minutes - In London, tickets for this year’s Capital FM Summertime Ball have sold out within in a record 90 minutes of going on sale. Acts lined-up for the event at Wembley Stadium on June 10th are Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5, Stormzy, Niall Horan, Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Zara Larsson, Olly Murs, JP Cooper, Louisa Johnson, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Dua Lipa, Charlie Puth, Julia Michaels, James Arthur, Martin Jensen, Jax Jones & Raye, Zedd, Anne-Marie and 5 After Midnight.

Race Won By Sponsors In Ireland! - Robbie Klitzing and Adam McGuire from Red FM's Big Breakfast have surprised everyone in Northern Western Australia by not only completing the annual Lake Argyle Swim, but winning their category of the 10KM Quad race. The boys can now add the title of Open Water Swim Champions to their resumes after taking out the event in front of the 1200+ swimmers, volunteers and spectators. Robbie and Adam were MC's for the 680 person Gala Presentation Night where they had to present themselves the winners trophy and prize money...which in an awkward twist was sponsored by Red FM. Read more and see the pictures here; https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/when-radio-station-you-work-sponsors-race-you-win

Want Graham To Guest On Your Show? – Reach him at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

 

7'Roseanne' Returning With Original Cast; Kimmel Hosting Oscars Again

 

[WATCH] New Shows Announced For ABC

...Kimmel Returns To Host 90th Oscars

...ABC Orders a Live Sitcom Special from Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux

...ABC To Launch 'Dancing With The Stars Junior Edition'

Petition Formed To Save Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing'

Fox News' Guilfoyle Says She’s In Talks To Become White House Press Secretary

Disney Refuses Ransom to Hackers Who Stole ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’

[WATCH] First Trailer For Michael Jackson Biopic 'Searching for Neverland'

[WATCH] Emma Stone vs Steve Carell in 'Battle of the Sexes' Trailer

[WATCH] David Letterman To Receive Mark Twain Comedy Award

[WATCH] Bon Jovi Crashes College Commencement

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Cumulus Q1 Report Represents 'A Clear Inflection Point In Our Turnaround' Says Cumulus CEO

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– Impacted by a decline of about $2.4 million in political revenue year-over-year, Cumulus Q1 report showed net revenue of $264.0 million, down 1.7% from the three months which ended March 31, 2016, - a net loss of $7.4 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $38.7 million, down 7.6% from the three months that ended March 31, 2016.

Mary Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cumulus Media Inc. said, "Our first quarter represents a clear inflection point in our turnaround, as the downward trajectory of recent years has been reversed. With clear evidence that our strategy is working, we remain committed to the rigorous execution of the initiatives that are critical to keeping the Company on a sustained growth path." SEE COMPLETE REPORT HERE

In Cumulus' follow-up earnings call, Berner said, "As further evidence of our inflection point, looking ahead into Q2, pacing for the whole company is currently close to flat with last year despite a very soft market environment." Berner added, "As reported, total revenue for the company in the quarter was $264 million, down 1.7% compared to Q1 of 2016, impacted by a decline of about $2.4 million in political revenue year-over-year as well as revenue reductions totaling approximately $1.5 million at Westwood One which we mentioned on our last call and which have no impact on EBITDA. Excluding these items, which we believe presents a more accurate view of the company's performance in the quarter, total revenue was approximately flat. This performance was driven by market share gains across all ad channels at the station group in every month of the quarter, a continuation of the trend we began experiencing in late 2016. Thanks to the success of our ratings and sales execution strategies, we've now gained share and total revenue at the station group for 3 straight quarters." - SEE COMPLETE EARNING CALL HERE

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Taylor Swift Recruits Gender Studies Expert For Assault Trial Against Former Denver Radio Host

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– Taylor Swift has commissioned a university professor as an expert witness in her upcoming trial against David Mueller, accused of sexually assaulting her reports The Independent. Mueller was accused of lifting up Swift's skirt and groper her during a meet-and-greet in Colorado in 2013. Mueller claimed as a result of her accusation, he lost his job as morning co-host at KYGO and filed a lawsuit against Swift. She responded with a counter-suit for sexual assault and battery.

Swift has now commissioned Lorraine Bayard de Volo, who has a Ph.D in political science and teaches women and gender studies at University of Colorado Boulder. The Hollywood Reporter writes that de Volo has written an opinion that Mueller's behavior is consistent with emotional and psychological traits associated with men who sexually harass and assault women.

Mueller has filed a motion asking the judge to preclude de Volo's testimony, arguing that she has never met or spoken to him yet has portrayed him as someone "likely to commit" sexual assault. "If her report addressed such extreme generalizations about race, as opposed to gender, defendants would have been embarrassed to admit it," attorney Gabriel McFarland wrote in the motion. The trial is currently scheduled to begin on August 7th. SWIFT PHOTO/shutterstock - MUELLER/Courtesy of Steve Hostetler

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[LISTEN] Howard Stern Blasts Webloid For Calling His 89-Yr. Old Mom To Ask Why He Took A Day Off

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– Howard Stern came down on RadarOnline during yesterday's show for calling his 89-yr. old mom to find out why he took a day off from his radio show. According to gossipcop.com, the news site posted a headline last Friday asking, “Is Howard OK? Stern’s Mom Reveals The Truth About His Dad.” When Stern returned to his show on Monday, he said, “These a****les started calling my mother’s house. What am I, 5?” he asked. “If I miss a day of work, you don’t call my mother… They’re calling my mother to see why I’m missing school.” He quipped, “..Ridiculous they’re calling my mother, and my mother gets all shook up.”

Stern explained his absence was actually due to a fever and flu-like symptoms. He added he didn’t want to come back on air as he was still feeling ill. “I don’t want to be here -- I didn’t take a personal day. I took a sick day and I’m still sick. You can still hear it in my voice. Why was it such a big deal that I took a f*cking day off?” Stern asked. He added that he had reporters outside his home for two straights days,” and rejected the suggestion that his absence was scheduled to drum up publicity. “I missed a day of work and all of a sudden it’s bigger news than James Comey.” LISTEN HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Heidi Raphael Named VP/Corp. Comm. For Beasley

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– Beasley Media Group has named Heidi Raphael as Vice President of Corporate Communications. She will begin her new position immediately. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to work at Beasley Media Group,” said Raphael. “The Beasley family has an amazing and well-respected reputation in the radio industry. I look forward to working with the incredible management team and people within the organization.”

Raphael most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Greater Media, Inc., where she spent 20 years working in several capacities, including as Marketing Director of WRIF-FM, Group Marketing Director of Greater Media Detroit and New Business Development Director of WMGC-FM in the Motor City. She was promoted to Director of Corporate Communications at the company’s Braintree, Massachusetts-based corporate headquarters in 2006. Raphael was subsequently elevated to the positions of Vice President in February 2008 and Senior Vice President in March of 2016.

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WFAN New York Inks Deal With Bank For Studio Naming Rights For The 'Boomer & Carton Show'

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– WFAN Sports Radio 66AM and 101.9FM have entered into a multi-year partnership with Investors Bank under which the bank will become the exclusive studio naming rights partner of the station’s signature show, “Boomer & Carton.” Hosted by football legend Boomer Esiason and sports aficionado Craig Carton, the show airs weekday mornings 6:00 AM-10:00 AM. Beginning this week, “Boomer & Carton” will broadcast live from the Investors Bank Studio, located inside the CBS RADIO New York facility in NYC.

"Investors Bank has served New York and New Jersey for 90 years and like WFAN they are committed to serving the local community,” said Marc Rayfield Senior Vice President / Market Manager CBS RADIO New York. With similar values, we are extremely proud to align our brands." “As we look to expand our profile throughout the NY and NJ region, partnering with organizations that share our values is important to us” said Investors Bank Chief Executive Officer Kevin Cummings. “Investors Bank is looking forward to a very strong relationship with WFAN and we’re excited about having the Boomer and Carton show broadcast from the Investors Bank Studio at WFAN”

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[WATCH] Beasley & Jacapps Launch Industry First: Dave & Chuck's WRIF iPhone Stickers

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– Detroit’s legendary Rock Station 101.1 WRIF “The Riff” is the first radio station to take advantage of Apple's new iOS stickers, with the release of the Dave & Chuck WRIF iPhone sticker pack, provided by jacapps, a Detroit-based application developer. As a result of Apple’s introduction of custom stickers to iPhone messages, WRIF listeners may begin to enjoy a selection of clever, whimsical images in their text messages. Listeners may download the Dave & Chuck WRIF sticker pack from a special section of the AppStore. Once installed, they can drag and drop the “stickers” into their text conversations. WATCH HOW IT WORKS HERE

“WRIF has always been on the leading edge of technology,” notes Beasley Detroit Market Manager Mac Edwards. “The Riff was the first radio station in Detroit to stream online, and it currently has the largest digital footprint of any radio station in the Midwest. So, when Dave & Chuck said they wanted their huge fan base to be able to use this technology to share images, catch phrases, and memes, we were proud to make their wishes come true! “ Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs comments, “As someone who was personally involved with the original WRIF sticker craze back in the ‘70s, these virtual stickers are a wonderful evolution. And they’re a great example of how traditional radio broadcasters can make optimal use of the digital tool kit. It’s Bumper Stickers 2.0!”

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Rock 100.5 Atlanta's Bailey & Southside First 'Civilians' To Set Foot On Rebuilt I-85 Bridge

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– To the thrill of over 250,000 daily Atlanta commuters who used to pass over the recently collapsed I-85 Atlanta bridge, IT'S BEEN REPAIRED! But guess who the first 'civilians were to set foot on the new bridge? Yup, a couple of radio guys named Bailey & Southside. The collapse made national news on March 30th, 2017 when a massive fire underneath an overpass of Interstate 85 resulted in the collapse of a portion of the road, and stranding motorists for miles during rush hour traffic. At first it was announced that the rebuilding of the bridge would take months, but C.W. Matthews Contracting crews worked around the clock to impressively rebuild the massive destruction IN JUST SIX WEEKS!.

It was released that the Northbound side of the bridge would be opened the afternoon of Friday, May 12th, followed by the Southbound side the evening of Saturday, May 13th. On-air Friday morning, Rock 100.5 FM Atlanta/WNNX’s morning show host Jason Bailey questioned, “Who will be the first person to drive across the new bridge?” Turns out, he was one of them. The Bailey and Southside morning show was able to gain exclusive access to be the first “civilians” to drive over, and set foot on the newly reconstructed I-85 Southbound bridge. An event sought after by television and radio stations across the city. Jason Bailey, Southside Steve and Digi-Dude Nate loaded into their Rock 100.5 station van Saturday morning and drove to the mouth of the interstate shutdown. After the orange barricades were moved aside, the morning crew was off driving down a newly paved interstate without another soul on the road. They were able to park their station van across the new bridge, and take some entertaining photos and videos for their listeners to get a sneak peek of the new interstate before it’s opening.

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Alpha East Texas Teams With Local TV Outlet And Paper To Raise Over $200,000 'Texas Cares' Drive

THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2017 –– Alpha Media, East Texas partnered with CBS 19 and Tyler Morning Telegraph to create Texas Cares and raise $211,660 for the victims of severe storms that ravaged the area in late April. Texas Cares ensures that every dollar collected for this disaster goes directly to The Salvation Army to assist the tornado and storm victims in East Texas, and to help rebuild communities devastated by the storms.

Alpha Media, East Texas Market Manager, Cary Camp commented on the announcement, “After an unimaginable disaster, we were able to team up with our partners to raise over $200,000 in just one week! We would like to thank all of our listeners who made this disaster relief fund drive a success. Helping those in need in our community is what radio is all about.”

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7REPORT: Chris Daughtry To Join 'American Idol' Reboot As Judge

 

Fox Blasts 'Idol Reboot

Chris Daughtry Joins ‘American Idol’ Reboot as Judge

[WATCH] Andy Cohen Adds Steve Harvey Doorbell To His Dressing Room

Kevin Costner Heading Back To TV

Beyoncé & Bruno Mars Lead 2017 BET Awards Nominations

[WATCH] Mo’Nique Blasts Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah

[WATCH] Former 'Nashville' Star Powers Boothe Passes Away At 68

Co-worker Claims L.A. Reid Sexually Harassed Her

[WATCH] Alice Cooper Reunites With Original Band Members For Nashville Performance

[WATCH] First Peek At 'Will & Grace' Revival Trailer

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National Radio Hall Of Fame Announces 2017 Nominees; Voting Begins Today

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Voting for the 2017 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees begins today. The 24 nominations in six categories were determined by the organization’s Nominating Committee. Four of those categories will be voted on by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals. They’ll receive confidential ballots from the online voting service, Votem, which is also used by the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Votes will be tallied by certified public accounting firm Miller Kaplan Arase, LLP. The other two categories will be voted on by the public, also via Votem. Public voting commences June 5 for eight nominations for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality. National Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig Kitchin says, “As an industry, we should all be proud of our incredibly diverse community of talent who have made and continue to make radio great. This year’s class of nominees is a fine representation of why millions of people connect to our medium on a daily basis.” Inductees will be announced June 26. The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago. THOSE NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY VOTING PARTICIPANT PANEL (above photos correspond with names below beginning from top left to right)

Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more) Johnny Holliday, Washington, D.C. -- John “Records” Landecker, Chicago -- Paul Schneider, Boise -- Donnie Simpson, Washington, D.C. Active Local/Regional (10 years or more) -- Tom Barnard, Minneapolis -- Jack Harris & Tedd Webb, Tampa -- Charles Laquidara, Boston -- Preston & Steve (Preston Elliot, Steve Morrison), Philadelphia Network/Syndication (10 years or more) -- Nanci Donnellan, The Fabulous Sports Babe -- Sean Hannity, The Sean Hannity Show -- Diane Rehm, The Diane Rehm Show -- Bert Weiss, The Bert Show Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more) -- Denny Matthews, Kansas City Royals Play-by-Play Broadcast -- Robin Quivers, The Howard Stern Show -- Jim Rome, The Jim Rome Show -- Marketplace NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY LISTENERS NATIONWIDE: Music Format -- On-Air Personality Bobby Bones -- Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton -- Guy Phillips -- Ryan Seacrest Spoken Word On-Air Personality -- Mike Greenberg & Mike Golic (Mike & Mike) -- Bill Handel -- Joe Madison -- Wait, Wait…Don't Tell Me!

Leading radio imaging and production company The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.

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T-Minus 45 Days And Counting: Stations To Go Dark if Not Migrated to AMC-18 By June 30th

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– In 45 days, radio stations around the country will lose all radio network programming from all major companies if they do not re-aim their satellites from AMC-8 to the new AMC-18 at 105 degrees West Longitude. All radio stations currently receiving programming from AMC-8 will have until June 30, 2017 to re-point their downlink antennas (dishes). At that time, AMC-8 will no longer serve as the radio network “neighborhood,” and there will not be a suitable replacement satellite at the 139 degree position. It has exceeded its design life and is not being replaced by an equivalent C-band satellite at the same location. The five major commercial radio networks - Learfield, Orbital Media Networks (OMNi), Premiere Networks, Skyview Networks and Westwood One - now have their full complements of satellite-delivered programming available on their new frequencies on AMC-18.

It is imperative that stations have a plan in place and conversations with their technical teams. Engineers and parts may become scarce as the June 30 deadline fast approaches. For more information, including satellite vendors, a full list of frequencies for each network, or technical questions about satellite settings, visit http://www.amc8migration.com/docs/RNUG_FAQ.pdf Stations in need of vendors to re-aim their dishes can visit http://www.amc8migration.com/Vendors.html

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BOUVARD: Pandora Has A Fake Listening Problem

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– If no one’s listening, do the numbers count? It seems Pandora is suffering from “empty room syndrome” says Pierre Bouvard - Westwood One's Chief Insights Officer4. "Since two-thirds of Pandora’s listening occurs at home, Pandora suffers from “empty room syndrome.” The ads are on, but no one is there to hear them. Pandora has no idea if anyone is actually listening. They can send a message: “Are you still listening?," adds Bouvard.

This week, Nomura | Instinet Wall Street media analyst Anthony DiClemente wrote: “The company plans to continue actively controlling listener hours (-5.6% YoY in 1Q to 5.21bn), as it optimizes timeouts for the least profitable audience cohorts.” Super awesome. Pandora has a knob that controls listener hours! How much fake listening do we want? “Optimize timeouts” means Pandora's sends that, “Are you still listening?” message more often to demos they cannot sell to shut off and “timeout” listening. They cannot make a lot of money from demos no one wants (Boomers), so they dial down that fake listening." Radio is more accountable since Nielsen Dairies and Portable People Meters report actual radio listening. AM/FM radio audiences are based on actual people that actually hear radio. Don’t you want to be heard?" SEE FULL REPORT HERE

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PROGRAMMING: Cumulus Promotes Troy Hanson; Inks Brian Thomas To Multi-Year Extension

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media has promoted Troy Hanson, Program Director for Chicago Alternative station 101 WKQX-FM and Vice President, Programming, Rock formats, to the newly created position of Vice President, Operations for its four-station group in Chicago. Hanson will continue to program 101 WKQX and to oversee Rock formats for Cumulus. Hanson joined Cumulus in 2013 as Corporate Program Director, Rock Formats and as Program Director for WNNX/ROCK 100.5 in Atlanta. Prior to Cumulus, Hanson was Operations Manager for Cromwell Radio Group in Nashville. A 27-year programming professional, he has held various programming positions at stations in markets including: Duluth, MN; Saginaw, MI; Milwaukee; Des Moines; Detroit; Miami; Nashville and Atlanta.

Concurrently, Cumulus Media announces that it has signed Chicago’s Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Program Director Brian Thomas to a multi-year contract extension. Thomas has been Program Director for WLS-FM since July 2015. He also serves Cumulus as Corporate Program Director for the Country format, and is Vice President, Programming, Classic Hits. Thomas was previously Program Director for Cumulus’ NASH FM 94.7/WNSH-FM in New York. Prior to joining Cumulus, he was National Vice President of Classic Hits programming for CBS Radio. He was also Program Director of Country WQYK-FM and Classic Hits WRBQ-FM, and Vice President, Programming for CBS Radio in Tampa. Hanson said: “To be around these storied, iconic brands and the incredibly talented staffs that make each station hum is just awe inspiring. Many thanks to Dave Milner, Mike McVay and Peter Bowen for the tremendous opportunity.” Thomas said: “I’m loving my hometown of Chicago and proud we’ve turned WLS-FM into a top 10 radio station."

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Jim Brown Named Sales Manager For CBS/Philly's 1210 WPHT & Group Traffic Ad Sales

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Jim Brown has been named Sales Manager of Talk Radio 1210 WPHT as well as local traffic ad sales across the CBS RADIO Philadelphia cluster, it was announced today by Dave Scopinich, VP, Director of Sales. Brown began his career in Philadelphia media in 1983 as an account manager at KYW-TV3 now CBS-3 and has never left the media sales industry. Some of his career highlights include serving as SVP and Director of Sales at Shadow Networks and being a founding partner at Traffic.com.

Most recently, Jim spent 13 years at Greater Media, Inc., where he held senior leadership roles including General Sales Manager of BEN-FM, General Sales Manager of 102.9 WMGK, Station Manager of WJJZ, and Group Sales Manager at WMMR-FM, WMGK-FM, WBEN-FM & WPEN-FM. “We’re so fortunate to add someone of Jim’s talent and experience to our sales management team,” said Scopinich. “Jim is a natural coach and leader. He understands how to create multi-platform campaigns that deliver results for clients. He’s a perfect fit at 1210 WPHT.”

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SYNDICATION: Ed Lover & Monie Love Launch New Weekend Show; Dee Jay Silver Returns To Compass

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Hip Hop legends Ed Lover and Monie Love are3 launching a new weekend feature named The Weekend Blast. It takes off this Saturday, May 20th and has already been added in over 15 markets including Philadelphia, Atlanta and Dallas with more to come.

“I’m excited to bring a part of what we do every weekday to listeners on the weekends. Our show is the source for everything classic hip hop, R&B and pop culture; we want to educate the masses about GREAT music…and have fun at the same damn time!” Weekend Blast is syndicated by REACH Media Inc.. For more info, contact Melody Talkington at 972-371-5845 or Melody.Talkington@ReachMediaInc.com

7--The Country Club With Dee Jay Silver is returning to Compass Media. "This is where it all began for me a few years ago and I look forward to a long-term partnership,” said Silver. Top affiliates include WMZQ Washington DC, KCYE Las Vegas, WQNU Louisville, WSOC Charlotte. Silver has been one of the most sought after open-format DJs over the past 15 years. Silver hosts the nationally syndicated weekly radio show called “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver” airing every Friday and Saturday nights in over 90 markets via Compass Media Networks. For more info, contact Adam Wilbur / Vice President, Affiliate Sales awilbur@compassmedianetworks.com

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AWARDS: Entercom's Milwaukee/Madison Stations Scoop 22 Awards At WBA Annual Event

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Entercom’s Milwaukee and Madison stations were honored with 22 Awards for Excellence at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s annual awards ceremony. Television and radio stations from every small, medium and large market in the state were part of the event, which was held on Saturday, May 6. Entercom Milwaukee’s 103.7 KISS-FM (WXSS-FM) was honored with seven awards, including Best Morning Show in the Large Market – Music Format category for “Riggs & Alley with Gibbons (shown).” Sports Radio 105.7FM The Fan (WSSP-FM) won Best Specialty Programming in the Large Market – News and Talk category among its nine total awards. In addition, 99.1 The Mix (WMYX-FM) took home three awards. For Entercom Madison, 94.9 WOLX (WOLX-FM) won two awards, and 105.5 Triple M (WMMM-FM) garnered the award for the Most Entertaining Client-Recorded Commercial in the Large Market – News and Talk category. The production team for Entercom’s Milwaukee and Madison stations comprises director and writer Robert Jarzen, Milwaukee engineer Jack Gardner, and Madison engineer Marshall Pierce. This team won first place in all six writing and production categories, which is a first for the WBA awards; it brought home a total of 11 awards.

“It’s very exciting to see our creative team, our sports station, and the KISS morning show be honored in this way and be recognized by our peers in the business,” said Chuck Sullivan, vice president and market manager, Entercom Milwaukee and Madison. “It is also incredibly rewarding to see our creative department consistently challenging themselves to put out the highest-quality programming and sweep the categories they compete in. Robert Jarzen and his creative team have garnered 45 total WBAs in only six years.” For the complete list of WBA Awards for Excellence winners, please click HERE

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First-Ever TAB Radio Talent Institute Begins Today At University of Tennessee

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Over 40 broadcast professionals will lead all the sessions over the next ten days for the 25 students accepted into the inaugural TAB Radio Talent Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Led by industry professionals and facilitated by the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters and the University of Tennessee’s College of Communications and Information, Tennessee joins several other states offering this specialized program for radio talent.

Whit Adamson, President of the TAB, stated: “ The student preparation and focus for the Radio Talent Institute is like nothing else we could get involved with. This course gets them ready for graduation and the next step in their careers , which is a valuable asset to any station." Students come from not only UTK , but also other universities around the state and region, and they have to apply to be accepted into the Institute. Dan Vallie, Founder and President of the National Radio Talent System , commented : “We are very excited to be partnering with the University of Tennessee and working with Sam Swan and the College of Communication and Information , and with Benny Smith , at their award winning college radio station , WUTK . And we couldn’t be happier to partner with Whit Adamson, President and the TAB, who have been supportive of the National Radio Talent System almost from the very beginning." Individual broadcasters, groups or organizations who would like to join the National Radio Talent System™ in establishing and sponsoring a Radio Talent Institute™ on a campus in their state and region should contact DanVallie@NationalRadioTalentSystem.com or call 828 - 262 - 1502 or go to w ww.NationalRadioTalentSystem.com

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NETWORKS: Local Radio Adds 13 New Stations To Its 24/7 Network

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Local Radio Networks, Inc. (LRN) has increased its 24/7 format affiliate base with 13 recently added stations. LRN offers 12 different 24/7 format choices, expertly programmed by radio pros and hosted by award-winning on-air personalities. The 13 new affiliates are: KKGQ-FM, KIBB-FM, and KVWF-FM, Wichita, KS; WVIG-FM, Terre Haute, IN; KSAL-AM and FM, Salina, KS; KZMA-FM and KLUE-FM, Poplar Bluff, MO; KABI-AM, Abilene, KS; KZRD-FM, Dodge City, KS; WAUC-AM, Wauchula, FL; and WMYQ-FM, Moorhead, MS.

To learn more about LRN or to schedule a demo, contact Donna Halverson, Vice President, of Regional Affiliate Sales at 214-307-5087, or donna@localradionetworks.com. AdLarge Media provides exclusive national ad sales representation for LRN’s 24/7 audio formats.

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CONDOLENCES: Longtime New York Music Executive Lisa Stephens Passes Away

(MAY 2017) – Envision Networks confirmed that Lisa Stephens, sister of Envision The Country Oldies Show host Steve Warren, passed away in Indiana on Thursday, May 4 from complications of COPD. She was 59. Ms. Stephens lived and worked in New York City for 20 years at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, CBS records, Warner Brothers’ promotional product licensing, and several music management companies.

Steve Warren said of his sister, "Our father was a radio DJ in Louisville, so even though we were 12 years apart, we both wound up in media & entertainment. As my kid sister, she was tagging along with my peer group in Indiana and came to visit regularly in the markets where I worked in Radio. I am sure many of my radio extended family remembers her. There will be no services or funeral in Indiana, but we'll plan something on her 60th birthday in December here in New York" Lisa and Steve grew up in New Albany, Indiana and Lisa was Steve’s only sibling.

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7Katy Perry In Talks To Be Judge In 'Idol Reboot; Miss USA 2017

 

REPORT: Katy Perry In Talks To Judge Next 'American Idol'

Miss District Of Columbia Nabs Miss USA Honors For Second Year In A Row

[WATCH] Paul McCartney in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

...Harry Connick Returning, Too?

Will Ferrell Sings “I Will Always Love You” At USC’s Commencement

[WATCH] Winner of 'Live Co-Host Competition Lands Gig With Philly TV Station

ICYMI - [WATCH] McCarthy, Baldwin Return To SNL

'Law & Order' SVU' Returns For 19th Season

Tom Brady Announced as Madden 18 Cover Athlete

[WATCH] Axl Rose Joins Billy Joel For Cover Of AC/DC's Highway To Hell' At Dodger Stadium

'Big Bang's Jim Parsons Marries Todd Spiewak

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SNAPS: Sean Compton Visits The Oval Office

THE MOUTH, MAY 15TH, 2017 –– Radio's best bud, Art Vuolo, took time away from the beaches in Hawaii to send us this photo of Tribune's SVP/Prog & Entertainment's Sean Compton taking a pose with President Donald Trump.

"I was talking to Sean Compton the other day and he said he was going to be meeting with the president, I said yeah sure. Well I'll be damned he was telling the truth and I've learned to never doubted him again," said Vuolo. Guess I'm going to have to start calling him SIR.

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BUSINESS: Emmis Reports Q4 Net Revenues Down 6.6%

THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– Emmis Communications announced yesterday results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full-year ending February 28, 2017. After the end of the quarter, on May 8, 2017, Emmis entered into an agreement to sell KPWR-FM in Los Angeles to an affiliate of the Mereulo Group for $82.75 million. This transaction is expected to close later this year and proceeds will be used to repay more than 50% of the Company's credit facility debt outstanding.

Emmis' radio net revenues for the fourth fiscal quarter were $34.0 million, down from $36.4 million from the prior year, a decrease of 6.6%. Per Miller Kaplan reporting, which excludes barter revenues and syndication revenues, and excluding results from Los Angeles, Emmis' fourth quarter radio revenues were down 4.8% in markets that were down 0.2%. Austin and St. Louis outperformed their markets, with St. Louis up 10% in a market that was up 1%. For the full year, radio revenues were $165.1 million, compared to $169.2 million in the prior year, a decrease of 2.4%. For the full year, Emmis radio revenues per Miller Kaplan reporting, excluding results from Los Angeles, were down 0.3%, narrowly missing the performance of its markets, which were up 0.5%.

"The decision to sell KPWR was an extremely difficult one to make, but it allows us to dramatically reduce our indebtedness, leading to much needed financial flexibility during challenging times for the U.S. radio business," said Jeff Smulyan, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Emmis. "Our industry needs a catalyst, and we remain convinced we have it in NextRadio®. The NextRadio-developed Dial Report™, which provides robust data measurement and big data analytics for radio campaigns, has been a huge hit with advertisers and agencies since its introduction in January of this year."

Emmis owns 16 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin (Emmis has a 50.1% controlling interest in Emmis' radio stations located there) and Indianapolis. Emmis also developed and licenses TagStation®, a cloud-based software platform that allows a broadcaster to manage album art, metadata and enhanced advertising on its various broadcasts, and developed NextRadio®, a smartphone application that marries over-the-air FM radio broadcasts with visual and interactive features on smartphones. SEE FULL REPORT HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Steve McNair Named iHeart Market President For New Orleans

THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced that Steve McNair has been named Market President for the New Orleans market effective May s29th. He'll oversee broadcast and digital for Q93, Throwback 96.3, 98.5 WYLD, News Talk 99.5 WRNO, 101.1 WNOE, Voodoo 104, Amen 940, FOX Sports 1280 and 1210 The Score. He will report to Michael Hudson, newly appointed Area President for iHeartMedia Baton Rouge/New Orleans.

McNair is a 25-year media veteran who most recently served as Regional Sales Manager at Titan Broadcasting’s KUBE-TV in Houston. Before overseeing KUBE-TV, he served as the Vice President of Sales for CBS Radio Houston market. McNair’s background also includes work in sales and sales management for iHeartMedia Houston and he served as an executive coach for iHeartMedia management across the United States. “I am beyond excited to return to iHeartMedia and my hometown of New Orleans,” said McNair. “I’m joining a great group of people and can’t wait to get started.”

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PROGRAMMING: Jon Que Rises to APD/MD For 98.5 KLUC; Inks Extension

THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– CBS Radio Las Vegas announced that Jon Que has been signed to a new multi-year agreement. In conjunction with the signing, Que has been promoted to Music Director for 98.5 KLUC and Assistant Program Director and Music Director for 98.5 HD-2 Da Shaka, Vegas’ Island and Reggae Station. These new roles are in addition to his weekday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, on-air shift with 98.5 KLUC.

“I love it when I can reward hard work. Jon has been assisting within music department on KLUC for nearly two years and has a great ear for the sound of KLUC,” said JB King, Operations Manager for CBS RADIO Las Vegas. “He truly earned this job with his passion and dedication. Not to mention, he was the backbone for the launch and our early success of 98.5 HD-2 Da Shaka.

“To be entrusted with these new roles by one of the best Programmers and Operations Mangers in the country is beyond me. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity,” said Que. “Having the responsibility of picking the hits on one of the most legendary brands in radio really is a dream come true.” Jon Que has been in the Radio industry since 2000. Originally from Hawaii, he moved to Las Vegas in 2007 to join 98.5 KLUC. He is a past recipient of the Best Radio DJ Award in the Las Vegas Weekly’s Annual Best of Las Vegas issue.

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ESPN Cleveland's Sabrina Parr Let Go After Accusing Browns Rookie Of Drug Use

THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– ESPN 850/WKNR Cleveland personality Sabrina Parr (L) has reportedly been dismissed hours after making comments about Browns rookie safety Jabrill Peppers on Wednesday's "The Really Big Show.""He's not going to make it because he's on the Lean and the Molly," she told hosts Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer. According to cleveland.com, Lean is a drink made of promethazine with codeine, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy. Molly is slang for Ecstasy.

Rizzo quickly fired back, "Can I ask why you guys are burying this kid already? I gotta be the one to stick up for him? I will. Give the kid a chance!" But Parr persisted: "You shouldn't. I'm telling you, I've seen it first-hand, Rizz, from a different vantage point. It's the same thing all over again. How are you already high out of your mind and you've only been here for a week?"

arr later posted on Twitter that she was misquoted and her comments were taken out of context, before deleting the tweet. She also posted she "never meant to imply Joe Thomas has any substance abuse issues." "If you heard my comments about Joe Thomas and the Browns front office you would clearly know I was joking in that regard!" she wrote. Parr worked for The "The Really Big Show" on a part-time basis.

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SYNDICATION: Doug Stephan Adds Crummey For Friday Slot

THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– Talk Host Joe Crummey is joining Doug Stephan's syndicated to his DJV crew on Friday mornings, when he reviews the weekly top 10 Talk Radio topics as compiled for Talkers. Joe is the creator of the popular podcast EVIL THOUGHTS, WITH JOE CRUMMEY, and has been a host at: 7KFI, KFYI, WABC, KABC and WNBC.

Stephan commented: “Joe adds a fresh new element of quick humor and eye opening perspectives to our fast-moving 2-hous, of The Talkradio Countdown.” Crummey commented: “Working with a professional like Doug, is just about everyone in Talkradio’s dream.” For more info, contact Bob K via email BobTheK@Comcast.Net or by telephone 774-643-6450 or 650-773-2364.

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NETWORKS: Miley Cyrus Fills In For Zach Sang

THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– Miley Cyrus takes over Westwood One’s Zach Sang Show today, May 12, for five hours of high-spirited conversation and well, we’re not really sure what else, because ANYTHING can happen! Zach will hand the keys to the studio over to Miley tomorrow night.

She’ll play and talk about her newly-dropped single, “Malibu, plus engage with Zach, his crew, and her fans. Listeners are encouraged to send their questions for Miley to @zachsangshow on Facebook and Twitter. Miley will be performing “Malibu” during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21 and will rejoin NBC’s The Voice as a coach for this fall’s season 13.

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Ryan Cameron Show Broadcast Live From 4th Annual GAB Talent Institute In Atlanta

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THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– The 4th annual GAB Radio Talent Institute is currently underway on the campus of the University of Georgia. The event, which features 40 broadcast professionals, had attendees up at the crack of dawn this morning to witness a live studio audience for the V103 morning show, The Ryan Cameron Show with Wanda Smith.

To date, the students completing an Institute have begun their career in radio or a related field and have gone on to work for CBS, iHeart , Alpha Media, Beasley Media Group, Entercom, Cumulus, Commonwealth Communications, Greater Media, Curtis Media, Forever Communications, CNN, IMG College Radio Network, and others. Individual broadcasters, groups or organizations who would like to join the National Radio Talent System™ in establishing and sponsoring a Radio Talent Institute™ on a campus in their state and region should contact DanVallie@NationalRadioTalentSystem.com or call 828-262-1502 or go to www.NationalRadioTalentSystem.com

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Capital FM's Summertime Ball Is A Sellout!

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THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– On Melbourne's KIIS101.1 Matt & Meshel show, two strangers stripped bare in studio in the city's first ever 'Naked Dating' segment. The segment was live streamed on Instagram - blurred for safety - WATCH HERE

Capital’s Summertime Ball Is Back - Global radio in the UK is holding another live music event at Wembley Stadium for its listeners on June 10th this year. Details of the first acts appearing at Capital’s Summertime Ball were announced on the new Capital Breakfast Show with Roman Kemp in London, and by regional presenters across the network. Headliners include Bruno Mars – and thousands of you flooded our site to buy tickets, which are now completely SOLD OUT! #CapitalSTB 2017 Line-Up - Bruno Mars, Little Mix, Maroon 5 & MORE. It takes place on Saturday June 10th at Wembley Stadium with 22 of the world’s biggest stars – check out the MASSIVE line up - HERE

Dee leaves Marty at Breakfast at Radio NOVA in Dublin - New parents Dee and Marty – breakfast show hosts on NOVA – will end their on-air partnership after the birth of their daughter. Dee is back after six months maternity, and Marty has just completed two weeks paternity, but now Dee announced on-air that she is, “with a heavy heart, saying goodbye to Morning Glory, and a very happy heart that I’m doing it for the best reason ever which is my daughter”. Dee is staying with the station, she’s heading back to the evening show playing music from the 80s and 90s from 7pm weekdays. Read more and check out the video HERE

WANT TO CONNECT WITH GRAHAM? Reach him at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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7Trump Calls Colbert A 'No-Talent'; Blake Makes Big Announcement

 

[WATCH] PSY, Remember? Is Back

Trump Call Colbert 'A No-Talent Guy'; Don Lemon, 'Dumbest' In Time Article

...Colbert Elated - WATCH

NO SPICEY? Trump Threatens To End Press Briefings

[WATCH] Steve Harvey Speaks Up Following Leaked Email

Antonio Banderas, Alec Baldwin To Play Lamborghini and Ferrari in New Movie

[WATCH] Make That Kelly Clarkson Is Joining 'The VOICE'

Metallica Wants To Be First Band In Space

Jackie O Watercolor Up for Auction

Kate Moss Takes Cameras Inside The Late George Michael's Home

Epic Records Head L.A. Reid to Exit

iTunes and Apple Music Coming to Microsoft's Windows Store

Twitter New Deal For Year-Round NFL Content

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B98.5 Announces New Morning Show Line-Up

THE MOUTH, MAY 12TH, 2017 –– Beginning Monday, May 15, B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) will be waking up Atlanta with a new addition to the morning show, Drex Renner. Tad & Drex Mornings will air weekdays from 5am-9am, continuing to focus on the issues that matter to women in Atlanta, music and celebrity news. Prior to working at B98.5, Drex was the lead on “Drex, Cassidy and Tingle” on Star 94 Atlanta. He has also hosted mornings at Kiss 95.1 Charlotte and worked at stations in Memphis and Detroit. Tad Lemire has been with B98.5, co-hosting mornings since February of 2016 and will now be joined by Drex Rener. Kara Leigh will continue to serve as the producer and co-host for the new show, taking on a larger role and presenting a strong female voice.

Chris Eagan, Director of Branding and Programming, said “I am thrilled to be able to have a talent like Drex join Tad in mornings. I’ve watched these two become fast friends over the last few months. They both have a great understanding of the effort, energy and dedication it requires to be part of a major market morning show, and they’re just great people. I know Tad and Drex (and Kara) are up for the task!” Drex said “This is the type of company and gig that you brag to your friends about. I look forward to a long career at Cox Media Group. Thanks to Chris Eagan and Donna Hall for believing in me.”

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BLOG: 'Radio Ads Leave Much To Be Desired'

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– Not surprisingly, the quantity of ads continues to be radio's Achilles' heel. In Fred Jacobs latest blog, "Radio's Commercial Conundrum,' he points to his latest Tech Survey13 where once again it shows 'too many commercials' among listeners top complaints. "Too many commercials, Repetitive music. Both are mentioned by four in ten of those who have decreased their time spent listening to radio in the past year," Jacobs writes.

Jacobs also asks 'what role does 'quality of radio advertising play' in the bigger scheme of things. A recent Kantar Media study asked 5,200+ connected adults from Brazil, China, France, the UK, and the US to rate advertising from a variety of sources from digital to traditional. While online TV and video are often criticized, ads in movie theaters, magazines, and newspapers have strong consumer ratings. But the bad news is that 'radio ads leave much to be desired.' In fact, consumers are more likely to negatively rate commercials on the radio compared to those who generally like them. 'And these responses help crystallize the responses we saw in TS13," says Jacobs. "Commercials are part of the overall radio experience. As most consumers know, they are the price one pays in exchange for radio being free. But when they become a reason for both meter migration in the ratings, and advertiser malaise, it's a problem. A quantity problem and a quality problem.' READ BLOG HERE

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Saga 'Returns To Its Roots In Radio' With Pickup Of Five Stations In Charleston

Sells TV Stations In Missouri, Kansas & Texas

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE MKT -SGA) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Evening Telegram Company d/b/a Morgan Murphy Media to sell the Company's television stations in the Joplin, MO – Pittsburgh, KS and the Victoria, TX television markets for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $66.6 million. The Company also assigned to Sagamorel Hill Midwest, LLC its options to acquire the assets owned by Surtsey Media, LLC and used in the operation of KVCT in the Victoria, TX market and KFJX in the Pittsburgh, KS market. Edward K. Christian (L), President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company said, "We've had the great pleasure of owning KOAM in Joplin since 1994 and KAVU in Victoria since 1999. It has been a great experience for us to serve both communities with terrific television stations that focused heavily on the local markets. We made a very difficult decision that with all the changes taking place in the television industry that it was time for us to return to our roots in radio."

The Company also announced the purchase the assets of WCKN(FM), WMXZ(FM), WXST(FM), WAVF(FM), WSPO(AM), W261DG and W257BQ, serving the Charleston, SC radio market, and WVSC(FM), WLHH(FM), WALI(FM), W256CB and W293BZ, serving the Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC radio markets, from Apex Media Corporation for $23.0 million. Saga intends to continue building its business in radio by continuing to identify and acquire middle market stations." Saga expects to close both transactions, subject to the approval of the Federal Communications Commission, in September, 2017. 1

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PROGRAMMING: JoJo Turnbeaugh Named SVPP For Denver Region

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced that JoJo Turnbeaugh has been named Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for Denver. In his new post, he'll oversee News Radio KOA, 103.5 The Fox, Channel 93.3 and KBCO in Denver, as well as Springs Y96.9 and My 99.9 in Colorado Springs and KISS 96.1 in Fort Collins.

Turnbeaugh has more than 20 years of experience in radio and most recently worked as the Regional Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Nevada/Central California Region. He also served as Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Las Vegas, a Program Director for 95.5 The Bull in Las Vegas, a Sports Talk personality for Front Range Sports Network, a Morning Personality for KYGO-FM and the Program Director and mo rning personality for Y96.9.

“I am thrilled to return home and work with iHeartMedia’s iconic brands in Denver ,” said Turnbeaugh. “I am very excited to work with the great team of leaders already in the region and give back to the listeners and community of my hometown.” iHeartMedia Nevada/Central California Region will begin its search for a Regional Senior Vice President of Programming immediately. Interested candidates can apply HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: iHeart Denver Taps Kelly Ransford For Event Marketing Post

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– In a separate announcement, iHeart has appointed Kelly Ransford as its Director of Event Marketing for its Denver market effective. Ransford arrives from WXRT - FM in Chicago , Illinois, where she was the station’s music director. Her extensive marketing and event planning experience also includes positions at KMTT - FM and KNDD - FM in Seattle , Washington and KFOG - FM in San Francisco , California.

Sansford began her career in Denver at iHeart Media’s KOA-AM/FM and KBCO - FM. “ I’m beyond thrilled to be returning to Denver and iHeartMedia,” said Ransford.“ The incredible team and environment is why the market is considered one of the country’s elite. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with eight premiere radio brands and the immensely talented and passionate teams driving their success."

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MOTION: Beloved Bay Area Host Steven Seaweed Set To Retire Following 44 Years On Air

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media announced that Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame DJ and The Bone 107.7/KSAN-FM midday personality, Steven Seaweed, will retire after 44 years on-air. Seaweed’s farewell broadcast will be on June 30, 2017, from 10am-3pm on The Bone 107.7.

Seaweed has been a staple of Bay Area Rock radio since his debut on KLRB-FM in Carmel, CA, on New Year’s Eve, 1972. After six years with the station, Seaweed joined KSAN-FM (then known as “The Jive 95”), where he did weekends on the freeform progressive rock station through its format change to Country in November 1980. He moved on to on-air positions at Bay Area stations including: KFAT-FM (“The Wide Spot On the Dial”), KWSS-FM, KRQR-FM (The Rocker”) and KLLC-FM (“Alice@97.3), before rejoining KSAN in 1997, his station home for the last 20 years. Seaweed will be feted by his station colleagues, listeners, and Rock royalty, who will celebrate Seaweed’s significant contributions to the Bay Area’s rich Rock history with special on-air guests and farewell stops through June 30.

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The Bud And Manchild Show Returning To The Score Syracuse

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– The independently-owned sports talk radio show will return to the CNY airwaves on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The show has aired on WTLA-AM and FM for the last year and a half. Bud and the Manchild has been off the air for the past few weeks. “A change was needed to get the show back on track in terms of our core values,” Jim Lerch, co-host of the show said. “Cumulus Media and the Score 1260 were great partners in the past and we are very excited to join forces with them again.It was very tough leaving The Score 1260 in 2015, and we consider that decision a mistake. We are thrilled to be working with Cumulus Media once again.”

The live sports talk radio show will be broadcast on Cumulus Media’s 1260 AM (WSKO, Syracuse) from 10am-12 noon weekdays, the same time slot the show has occupied for the past five and a half years. Bud and the Manchild is co-hosted by Jim “The Manchild” Lerch, a veteran Central New York TV and radio personality and Bud Poliquin, the now-retired sports columnist of Syracuse.com and the Post Standard newspaper. The two started the show back in 2002, which makes it the longest running sports talk show in Syracuse.

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SYNDICATION: Murphy, Sam & Jodi Show Adds Three Stations

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– Murphy, Sam & Jodi are growing with the addition of three new affiliates including, IHeart Media Soft AC (Sunny 99.9) KTSM/El Paso, TX., Little Engine Broadcasting, Montgomery’s Greatest Hit’s WRBZ 95.5/Montgomery, AL. and Withers Radio Soft Rock 104.7 KREZ/Cape Girardeau, MO. The show is now heard in 44 markets.

A blend of pop culture and listener participation create an emotional connection with listeners. Every day is an unexpected mix of entertainment, real life, and laughter. Stations interested in more information can contact June Colbert at june@colbertmediagroup.com (615) 202-5900 or visit www.murphysamandjodi.com.

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NETWORKS: Westwood One Celebrates U2's 30th Anniversary With Bono Interview By Matt Pinfield

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– Westwood One is celebrating the 30th anniversary of U2’s timeless fifth album, The Joshua Tree, by presenting U2: The Joshua Tree Special, a two-hour program airing this weekend, May 13 and 14, on more than 100 radio stations. This special will air on legendary stations like KLOS-FM/Los Angeles, WLUP-FM/Chicago, KFOG-FM/San Francisco, WROR-FM/Boston, KSHE-FM/St. Louis, WIYY-FM/Baltimore, and KQRS/Milwaukee.

This exclusive musical event is presented by Farmers Insurance®. Matt Pinfield, renowned KFOG/San Francisco morning man and host of the nationally-syndicated 2Hours with Matt Pinfield, interviewed U2’s Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr. for the special. The inspirations and stories behind these classic songs and the band's first experiences playing them live are among many intimate and exclusive insights from the band that fans will hear regarding the writing, recording, and reissue of this landmark album and the upcoming Joshua Tree Tour. Radio stations interested in airing this exclusive broadcast should contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-4207.

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CONDOLENCES: 1010 WINS NYC Anchor Gene Michaels Dies After Long Battle With Cancer

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– Beloved 1010 WINS reporter and anchor Gene Michaels has passed away after a long battle with cancer reports CBS. He was 60. Gene started his career in 1978 at WEJL in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and in his own words, “Since then I’ve done just about everything you can do in radio…except for engineering.” For 10 straight years he helped Long Island’s WALK-FM find a spot at the top of the ratings books. Gene joined 1010 WINS as a reporter in August 2012 and shortly thereafter began anchoring.

“I can’t think of a single person who crossed paths with Gene over his long and incredibly successful career who didn’t find him to be among the kindest, smartest, and gentlest of human beings,” said Ben Mevorach, Director of News & Programming for 1010 WINS. “Everything he touched, everyone he met, everything he did was better because of him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife and daughter and to his entire family.” Gene leaves behind his wife Stephanie, daughter Samantha and his WINS family.

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EVENTS: iHeart Albany Combo Raises $265,000 For Children's Hospital

THE MOUTH, MAY 11TH, 2017 –– Members of the Capital Region community pledged their support to help sick and injured children at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, by donating over $265,000 during the 19th annual News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY and 99.5 the River Cares for Kids Radiothon. The 25-hour live radio broadcast took place at the Albany Medical Center on May 4 and 5, where on-air personalities Chuck & Kelly from News Radio 810 & 103.1 WGY, and Kevin & Shanna from 99.5 The River

The Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center is a 125-bed facility devoted exclusively to the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, and is the referral center for all seriously ill and injured children from 25 counties in upstate New York and western New England. PHOTO/Kevin and Shanna with Dr. Clark

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Amy Schumer Sits In For Judge Judy

HMMMM: Kelly Clarkson Clearing Schedule For 'Idol?

Jennifer Hudson Joining 'The Voice' As Coach

Pitbull and Brett Eldredge to Perform at 2017 Miss USA Competition

Amy Schumer Sits In For Judge Judy

[WATCH] Brad Paisley Serenades Couple After Surprise Proposal at the Opry

Betty White NOT Dead Following Hoax

Calvin Harris Adds Katy Perry On New Album

Diddy Tops 'Forbes Five' List

'Jesus Christ Superstar' NBC's Next Live Musical

UH OH: WikiLeaks Offers to Hire James Comey After Trump Fired Him

ABC TV's 'Last Man Standing' Cancelled After Six Seasons

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PROGRAMMING: WYCD Detroit Adds MD Stripes To Afternoon Drive Co-Host, Holly Hutton

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– Holly Hutton, 20-year veteran of Detroit Radio, was the Midday Host on CIMX for 10 years before becoming Afternoon Drive host on WGPR “The Bone,” as well as Program Director of WGPR HD3 and The Oasis HD2. She joined CBS Detroit in 2012, co-hosting afternoon drive on WOMC. In August 2016, Hutton succeeded the late Linda Lee in afternoon drive as co-host with Rob Stone.

Tim Roberts, Vice President of Country Programming, CBS RADIO Detroit said, “Holly’s in-depth experience dealing with the music industry, as well as her understanding of programming has been evident from the beginning. She lives, eats and breathes the country lifestyle. Holly will be a great asset to the music and programming efforts of WYCD.” “I am thrilled to broaden my responsibilities and continue to work alongside Tim Roberts, Rob Stone and the WYCD family. It is an honor to be a part of a station with such an incredible, longstanding reputation in country music,” said Hutton.

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ON-AIR: Tyler Frye Inks Multi-Year Extension With 104.1 KRBE Houston

WTHE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media announced that 104.1 KRBE Night Host, Tyler Frye, has signed a multi-year extension with the company. Frye joined the KRBE on-air lineup in April 2015. Leslie Whittle, KRBE Program Director, said: “Tyler made an immediate impact when we launched H-Town Live with Tyler Frye on KRBE two years ago. He understands there's more to being a great personality than JUST doing an amazing show."

Frye said: "When a city feels like home and your co-workers are like family, it is an easy decision. I am truly excited to be part of the winning tradition at KRBE for years to come. Thanks to Leslie Whittle, Alex Cadelago, Dan Bennett, Cat Thomas, Doug Hamand, and Mike McVay for this opportunity."

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: CMG Names Ashley Peterson, Sr. Director of Human Resources; Harve Alan To Lead Tom Kent Radio Network's Social Media

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– Ashley Peterson is Cox Media Group’s (CMG) new Sr. Director of Human Resources at the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Peterson’s professional expertise includes organizational performance and succession, leadership development, recruitment and retention, large-scale change management, employee relations, driving creative output within an organization, and executive-level business partnerships. “Ashley’s extensive background is comprised of full portfolio HR support, including HR centers of excellence (COE) and Business Partner teams,” said CMG’s Chief Human Resources Officer Karen Bennett. Most recently, Peterson served in international HR leadership roles based in London, U.K. and Milan, Italy.

--The Tom Kent Radio Network announced the appointment of Harve Alan to oversee all elements of TKRN's digital initiative. He is a successful media and broadcast professional with more than 37 years of experience including Director of Programming at ABC Networks; Senior VP Programming with AMFM, Inc. and Clear Channel Radio among others. He is currently President and founder of Harve Alan Media based in L.A.

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Debbie Allen Honored At Gracies With Lifetime Achievement Award; Jeannie Mai Set To Host

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– Golden Globe and three-time Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards Gala. The event, hosted by The Real’s Jeannie Mai (BL), will take place on June 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Ms. Allen’s daughter, Vivian Nixon, and Grey’s Anatomy co-star, Jesse Williams, who plays the role of her son, will make the presentation. The Gracie Awards will continue in its tradition of honoring outstanding individual achievements and programming by, for and about women in television, radio and interactive media. “Debbie Allen’s vision to follow her passion in the face of adversity mirrors everything we stand for at the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation,” said Sarah Foss, chair of AWMF and Chief Product Officer, Advertising Management Systems, for Imagine Communications." Allen is known for being the first African-American woman to win a Golden Globe for “Best TV Actress in a Musical Comedy or Series” in 1983 for her role in FAME. In 2001,

“This award isn’t just for me. This award is for every woman who’s had the courage to stand up for what she believes in and have her voice heard. Thank you to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for continuing to celebrate us and pushing women to be at the forefront of our industry," said Allen. The Real’s Jeannie Mai will host the gala. As a multi Emmy award nominee and Executive Producer of countless shows, Jeannie is a leader and crusader for women, encouraging them to stay true to themselves,” said Foss. - The Gracie Awards Luncheon, June 27, 2017 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. To apply for media credentials, click HERE

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[WATCH] Arizona Station Under Investigation For Child (P)orn PSA; Five Years Later, Murder of New Jersey Host Remains A Mystery

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– An Arizona sheriff said he formally opened an investigation after a public service announcement produced by a Benson radio station offered listeners tips on ways to "hide" their child pornography reports TV/CBS 5). The sheriff said he formally opened an investigation after a public service announcement produced by a Benson radio station offered listeners tips on ways to "hide" their child (p)ornography. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Disgusting, disturbing, and potentially illegal. Sheriff Mark Dannels said he formally opened an investigation Tuesday that includes seeking legal advice from the county attorney on whether charges can be filed in connection with the public service announcement. The message was created and voiced by Cave 97.7 FM manager Paul Lotsof.

"He is enticing people and providing the information that says, 'Hey, if you're going to look at child (p)orn, this is what you need to do so the cop doesn't catch you," Dannels said. "Freedom of speech does not include telling people to commit crimes." The public service announcement was broadcast late at night for nearly two years before a news reporter in Tucson broke the story - WATCH STORY HERE

-- Today, May 10th, marks the five year anniversary of the murder of April Kauffman at the Jersey Shore reports 6ABC TV. While there have been no arrests or suspects in the case of the popular radio host and veterans advocate, law enforcement wants it known that the case file has not been closed. A newly appointed Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said, "Upon coming into this office, I immediately requested a list of all open homicides since 1970," Tyner said. On May 10, 2012, an employee of Kauffman's discovered her shot to death in the Linwood, Atlantic County home she shared with her husband Dr. Jim Kauffman. Police say her husband told them April was alive when he left that morning. Days after the murder, authorities said it was not a random act of violence, and hoped to make an arrest soon.

April's daughter Kim Peck says, "I have been fighting for this justice that just seems elusive to me, so I welcome any kind of hope or investigation that would help solve this murder." WATCH HERE

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John Tesh Thought Radio Stations Would 'Drop His Show' After He Was Diagnosed With Cancer

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– Syndicated radio host/musician John Tesh says "If powerful prescription drugs like Ritalin or Adderall had been widely prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD, decades ago, John Tesh probably wouldn’t have had a career," reports Press of Atlantic City. "When I first got the cancer diagnosis almost two years ago, I was afraid the (radio) stations were going to drop me,” Tesh, 64, explains. “Eventually (Connie Sellecca ) his wife) said, ‘Why don’t you be honest about this and (tell them) how you’re using your faith along with the medical treatments to get healed. You could really speak to people.

Despite the cancer treatments, Tesh is still touring with a show that includes many of his music career highlights, like songs from his touchstone 1995 singing’-in-the-rain concert during a downpour at Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. “I’m in the middle of my second round of chemotherapy treatment now. They feel like they got it with surgery, and now they’re sort of ‘washing’ my microscopic cells and stuff (with the chemo),” he says candidly about his illness. “But it’s a helluva journey. (I was) touring for six months, then on Monday I had chemo in Houston,” he adds. “And then I’m down for two days being very sick, as people who have been through that know. But it’s also a testimony of how to figure out what’s important in your life. “(I’ve) met a lot of people with cancer, some as young as 6, who are 10 times worse than what I have. I have a head cold compared to some of these kids.”

Tesh posted on his Facebook page, "The healing continues thanks to Connie, my family, MD Anderson, Dr. Chris Logothetis, Andrew Wommack, Jack Hibbs and ALL OF YOU! Your healing prayers are the spiritual meds that keep me on the air and on stage every week. This piece ties it together." Next to the shown photo, he wrote: "Training for my next round of chemo after this week's concerts. Mark 11:23. Speak to the mountain! God wants us healed."

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PRODUCTS: Comrex Launches World Tour For Opal And ACCESS NX Showcase

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– To celebrate the release of two new products, Comrex is partnering with distributors to showcase the new technology. Comrex sales representatives will visit locations throughout the world to 7display the recently introduced Opal and ACCESS NX , as well as the LiveShot IP video codec. “While we spend a lot of time at industry events demonstrating our equipment, we recognize that many people aren’t able to attend trade shows,” said Chris Crump, sales director for Comrex. “We want to bring our new technology directly to communities who can do great things with it."

Event dates and locations can be found HERE . The World Tour will highlight ACCESS NX and Opal. ACCESS NX is an innovative IP codec with a hardware platform that is optimized for running CrossLock, Comrex’s custom reliability layer. ACCESS NX improves user experience with faster processors and a five-inch capacitive touch screen. Opal allows remote guests to deliver “studio quality” sound, without the need for any special equipment on their end. Opal is ideal for hosts who need to coordinate call-ins with non-technical remote guests - guests can simply click a link, and connect instantly. Opal establishes the link using the Opus encoder, for excellent fidelity and low delay. Comrex LiveShot will also be on display. For more information on #ComrexWorldTour, write to tour@comrex.com . If you’re interested in bringing the Tour to your town, contact either Comrex or your local dealer - stops may be added depending on level of local interest.

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SYNDICATION: Pags Show Hits 95 Station Mark

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– Joe Pags, host of The Joe Pags Show, will join KRLD AM 1080 for weeknights. The Joe Pags Show, which is nationally syndicated from his flagship station WOAI AM San Antonio, is now heard on virtually every major market in his home state of Texas.

Joe Pags states “It is an absolute privilege to be a part of a station with so much heritage and a track record for being an industry leader in news and talk. I'm thrilled to be on KRLD!” To request information contact Susan O’Connell soconnell@compassmedianetworks.com or phone 914-708-1450.

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REPORT: 'American Idol' Auditions To Take Place At Disney World

[WATCH] The Grammys Returning To NYC

A Closer Look At Pandora's Potential Sale

Carrie Underwood Helps Fund Girls Sports Programs

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini Lead 2017 CMT Awards Nominations

Judge Throws Out Aaron Hernandez Murder Conviction

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. To Run For Congress

Sean 'Diddy' Combs Sued by Ex-Chef for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

NBC Wants to Marry Super Bowl Commercials to Winter Olympics

LA Police Commish 'In Favor' Of Trump Star Vandalism

Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar Selfie Has Officially Been Dethroned by This Tweet About Chicken Nuggets

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Q1 Results 'In Line With Our Expectations' Says CEO Steven Price

THE MOUTH, MAY 10TH, 2017 –– Townsquare Media, Inc. announced yesterday financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. "2017 has started off well, with first quarter net revenue of $88.4 million, net loss of $3.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $10.1 million, in line with our expectations," commented Steven Price, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Townsquare. "Our Local Marketing Solutions segment, which increased 1.2% over the prior year period, and 2.5% excluding the impact of political revenue, continues to show consistent, organic growth demonstrating the strength of our local products and services. Our local digital offerings have been especially strong, and we believe we will see continued strength as we begin to utilize our first party data capabilities in combination with our digital platform."

First Quarter Highlights* As compared to the first quarter of 2016: Net revenue decreased 6.4%, consistent with previously issued guidance Local Marketing Solutions net revenue increased 1.2% Entertainment net revenue decreased 35.8% Net loss increased 117.5% Adjusted EBITDA decreased 16 "Our first quarter performance is in line with our expectation, with net revenue of $88.4 million and adjusted EBITDA of $1.0%, consistent with previously issued guidance Repaid $6.7 million of long-term debt. SEE COMPLETE REPORT HERE

 

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Emmis Announces Agreement To Sell LA’s Power 106 To Meruelo Group

Emmis Communications (Nasdaq: EMMS) has announced an agreement to sell KPWR-FM Power 106 in Los Angeles to an affiliate of the Meruelo Group for $82.75 million, subject to closing adjustments and prorations, pending FCC and other regulatory approvals. “Power 106 has been part of the Emmis family for more than 32 years, so this day is bittersweet, but I am confident that the station and our team are in good hands,” said Jeff Smulyan, Chairman and CEO of Emmis Communications. “The Meruelo Group will be great owners of this historic brand, and take it to even greater heights.” A Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) will begin promptly following the expiration or early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. The Meruelo Group, whose Meruelo Media affiliate acquired Los Angeles TV station KWHY-22 in 2011 and radio station KDAY-FM in 2014, is the largest minority owned media group in California. Following its participation in the FCC TV spectrum auction earlier this year, Meruelo Media is now re-investing a portion of the auction proceeds to expanding its media holdings with the acquisition of heritage station KPWR-FM. Closing of the KPWR-FM sale is subject to FCC approval of the assignment of the KPWR-FM FCC license, as well as receipt of the incentive auction proceeds. “The acquisition of Power 106 is a game changer for our group and our media division,” stated Alex Meruelo, Chairman and CEO. “As a fan and someone who has had a business relationship with this station for more than 30 years, I understand the importance of Power 106 to this community. We are committed to bringing the resources, talent and passion necessary to make this legendary brand the #1 radio station in Los Angeles.” Emmis purchased KPWR-FM from Century Broadcasting in May 1984. The transaction is expected to close in the back half of 2017.

 

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Radio One Officially Rebrands As "Urban One"

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2017 –– Commemorating the 18th anniversary of its IPO on May 5, Radio One, Inc., is changing its name to Urban One, Inc. Reflecting its longstanding, rich history as the most trusted source to inform, entertain and inspire the African-American community, Urban One will continue to provide culturally relevant integrated content through its iconic brands and platforms – TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iOne Digital and One Solution. "More than 35 years ago, we proudly began representing Black culture by lifting our voices boldly, courageously and unapologetically," said CEO Alfred C. Liggins III. "Urban One's mission is to enhance and maintain our position as the largest distributor of urban content in the country." Urban One is at the epicenter of Urban America and is the only multimedia company reaching 82 percent of Black America.

Through its various platforms, Urban One is national in reach and local in impact resulting in 59 million households, 22 million listeners, 40 million video streams, 20 million unique visitors and 5 million app starts. Expansive television and digital networks, nationally syndicated programs and its community-based local radio markets comprise Urban One's portfolio as the country's largest distributor of urban content. Executive Management consists of Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes (also a Board member), Chief Executive Officer Alfred C. Liggins III (also a Board member), EVP/Chief Financial Officer Peter D. Thompson and EVP/Chief Administrative Officer Linda J. Vilardo.

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sNielsen & CBS Radio Extend Ratings Agreement

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2017 –– Nielsen announced that it has renewed its Nielsen Audio agreement with CBS Radio, one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States. Nielsen Audio will provide measurement services to CBS Radio’s 117 stations across 26 markets. CBS Radio will continue to leverage Nielsen local market insights and currency ratings across all the Portable People Meter™ (PPM) metros where it does business. In addition, they will continue to use Nielsen’s radio diary measurement service in a small number of local markets.

“CBS Radio offers consumers unprecedented access to the content they want to hear including news, entertainment and sports,” said Brad Kelly, Managing Director for Nielsen Audio. “Nielsen Audio provides CBS Radio with trusted and industry-leading solutions that allow them to measure the total audience and reach of their content. We welcome the extension of our agreement as we continue to work together to demonstrate the tremendous value of radio for advertisers.” CBS Radio will also use the Nielsen Data Management Platform (DMP), a core Nielsen Marketing Cloud application which, for the first time, includes using Nielsen Audio data from Nielsen’s PPM to connect with broadcast listeners through digital channels.

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San Diego State Moves Radio Broadcast Rights To iHeartMedia For Multi-Station Deal

8, 2017 – San Diego State University and FOX Sports College Properties announced today a multi-year agreement with iHeartMedia San Diego to broadcast SDSU Football and Men’s Basketball games beginning with the 2017 football season. Select iHeartMedia San Diego radio stations will be the flagship radio outlets for the San Diego State Aztecs’ game broadcasts through the FOX Sports College Properties Network. iHeartMedia’s Newsradio 600 KOGO, San Diego’s News and Information Station, previously held the broadcast rights for SDSU Athletics from 2007 to 2013.

“We are thrilled to welcome back the San Diego State Aztecs to the iHeartMedia family,” said Melissa Forrest, President of iHeartMedia’s San Diego/Riverside Region. “The partnership is a natural fit, given our past broadcast history with SDSU, our unparalleled reach through our multiple platforms and the widely popular Sky Show association for the past 13 years. We can’t wait for the season to start.”

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[WATCH] 'I Don't Know If I Can Host It' Says Seacrest On Returning To 'American Idol'

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2017 –– As Ryan Seacrest began only his second week as co-host of ABC's Live with Kelly Ripa the hot topic is, strangely enough, yet another job as host of the probable reboot of American Idol -- which he previously hosted for all 15 seasons. On yesterday's 'Live, Kelly was all for it. ' "I think this has to happen," she said, adding that there's a report that ABC is close to bringing ti back and having it produced in New York City. Ripa joked, "I have to tell you, typically I only save prayers for world peace or people who are very sick and stuff like that, but I am gonna start a prayer circle. I was, like, your original fan." "I don’t know if I can host it," Seacrest admitted. "Do you know the preparation I have to do for [Live] every night?"

"Everyone knows that Ryan is the glue that keeps the show together," said a source to ET. "A reboot without him is almost unthinkable. The fans want the show to come back and they want it with Ryan.” His fans have been in full force during live tapings (see photo). And judging by the ratings (see Popline below) his joining the show has had a big impact. Seacrest discussed the matter further on his KIIS radio show - PHOTO/screengrab - WATCH HERE

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Radio Host & Family's Drive To Find Homes For Over 500 Dogs Draws Huge Spread In People

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2017 –– Johnjay Van Es, co-host of nationally syndicated Johnjay and Rich Morning Show, along with his wife, Blake, and their three sons – Jake, 14, Kemp, 13, and Dutch, 10 – has transformed their home into a full-on dog rescue center writes People in a lengthy spread. "Taking in stray dogs from around the Phoenix area and providing them with medical attention, shelter and food, the Van Es family is dedicated to finding forever homes for their furry friends," writes Christina Dugan.

“Rescuing dogs is something my wife and I have done pretty much our whole marriage,” Van Es, 48, tells PEOPLE. Johnjay VanEs Creating his own dog rescue foundation, #LovePup, in 2015, Van Es explains how the whole idea came about, the process of finding homes for the dogs, and how many fur babies he and his family taken in and saved. After finding an abandoned Chihuahua one day, the radio host posted a photo of the dog on his Instagram account, hoping someone would claim the pup. “So the next morning I went on the air to share that I had found a home for the dog, and the next thing you know I had all these people reaching out to me saying, ‘I found this stray dog,’ or ‘I’m moving and can’t take my dog,’ before you know it, I had all of these dogs,” he says. READ ARTICLE HERE

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PODCAST: 'Go As Long As You Must,' Then Stop! Advises Goldstein On Podcast Length

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2017 –– In Steve Goldstein's latest blog he addresses the never-ending debate over how long a podcast episode should be. Many with long experience in podcasting point to the top ranked podcasts, which typically run about an hour, as the ideal length. A significant number are produced by public radio with a history of hour-long show blocks, and while some are time-shifted from over-the-air broadcast, most - 24 of the top 30 podcasts - are organically built as podcasts.

The argument from longtime podcasters, is that since it is a lean-forward medium in which people select a show, podcasts appeal to an engaged audience with an expectation and desire for longer and deeper dives into topics. The other side of the debate comes largely from commercial broadcasters and podcast aggregators who know the tyranny of getting listeners to hang through precious quarter-hours of over-the-air broadcasts and worry about listener drop-out. While indeed there is currently a bias to longer podcasts, there are two new entries, which are tearing up the podcast charts and their length may be instructive.

The Daily from the New York Times runs about 20 minutes and has had 27 million downloads since its inception in February. NPR’s new “Up First” began a few weeks ago and rocketed to the top of the charts and runs about 12 minutes each day. Both are thoughtfully constructed with busy commuters in mind and clearly the short length is part of the appeal and success of of these programs. The optimal length for a podcast is not easy to determine. There are hard-to-listen-to shorter podcasts and engaging longer ones. The larger, and more complex issue goes back to an old Winston cigarette commercial; "It's not how long you make it, but how you make it long." READ ENTIRE BLOG HERE

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ALT 98.7 Announces Summer Camp Lineup

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2017 –– ALT 98.7, LA's new Alternative radio station, has announced the lineup for its annual Summer Camp concert event The show will feature today’s most buzzworthy alternative artists, along with the best new rising star artists, including: Foster The People, The Head and The Heart, HAIM, Bleachers, Sir Sly, Vance Joy, Magic Giant, Youngr and Beth Ditto. The highly-anticipated ALT 98.7 Summer Camp will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at The Queen Mary Events Park in Long Beach.

For more details about Alt 98.7’s Summer Camp visit Alt987fm.com and AXS.com.

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7 Richard Simmons Suing National Enquirer; Kimmel Apologizes

 

‘Live With Kelly And Ryan’ Off To Strong Ratings Start

Richard Simmons Sues The National Enquirer Over False Transgender Stories

[WATCH] Kimmel to Critics: ‘I Would Like to Apologize for Saying Children in America Should Have Health Care’

Celine Dion to Perform 'My Heart Will Go On' at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Bill Clinton & James Patterson Team On Thriller Novel ‘The President Is Missing’

Tim Tebow signs multi-year extension to remain with ESPN, SEC Network

Nicki Minaj Pays Tuition Fees & Student Loans For Her Fans

UH OH: Trump's Star On HWOF Vandalized AGAIN!

[WATCH] First Look At 'Wonder Woman Rise Of The Warrior'

[WATCH] Ryan Gosling In First Full 'Blade Runner 2049' Trailer

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Entercom Reports Q1 Net Revenues Increased 1.4% To $97.5 Million

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– Entercom Communications (NYSE: ETM) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. First Quarter Highlights include:

• Net revenues for the quarter increased 1.4% to $97.5 million

• Station expenses increased 5% to $75.4 million

• Station operating income decreased 10% to $22.0 million

• Adjusted EBITDA decreased 23% to $14.1 million

• Adjusted net income per share was $0.07, down $0.02.

David J. Field, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “I am very pleased with our progress on all fronts as we continue to plan and prepare for our transformational merger with CBS Radio. This will truly be a game-changing event for Entercom as we will achieve a number of scale-related benefits, including the ability to compete far more effectively against other media for a larger share of advertising spending. First quarter revenues increased 1.4%, down about 1% on a same-station basis ex-political. We experienced a highly unusual degree of large one-time only expenses during the quarter (including the return of a station license in Sacramento, CBS transaction costs and our CFO transition), that drove expenses significantly higher. Looking ahead to the completion of the merger with CBS, we expect synergies that will drive margin expansion.” SEE COMPLETE REPORT HERE

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REPORT: Deal In Place At ABC For 'Idol's' Return; Ryan Seacrest 'In'?

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– The much publicized on and off return of TV and Radio's beloved 'American Idol' appears to be set for a new home at ABC in 2018. Variety reports that producers Fremantle and Core Media Group and ABC have settled on a framework for an agreement to bring back the long-running singing-competition series. According to sources, the ABC is eyeing a March premiere for the show, which would potentially air on Sunday nights opposite Sunday Night Football. With the news comes word that Kelly Clarkson (R) could be among its cast of judges.

Yet to be decided is whether longtime host Ryan Seacrest could return to the franchise following last week's appointment as new co-host of ABC syndicated morning program “Live!” with Kelly Ripa. He is relocating to New York for the role, an obstacle for return as host of “Idol,” which has always filmed in Los Angeles. ABC, which has yet to close the deal, had passed on “Idol” after hearing a pitch for it earlier this year. For eight consecutive seasons, beginning in 2003-04, it was the highest-rated show on television. At its peak in 2006, “American Idol” averaged a 12.4 rating among in the 18-49 demographic and 36.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers. The final season in 2016 averaged a 2.2 and 9.1 million viewers. As for Seacrest, inquisitr.com reports despite his coming move to New York, there is still a way for the popular radio host to become 'Idol's host for Season 16. Read HERE for details.

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[LISTEN] FCC Begins Investigation Into Stephen Colbert's Controversial Donald Trump Barb

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– CBS TV's Late Show Host Stephen Colbert is now in the crosshairs of the FCC following last Monday night's 'C**kholster barb aimed at President Donald Trump. The line was part of response to Trump’s treatment of friend and fellow CBS employee John Dickerson during a recent interview with the President who abruptly cut off off the exchange reports refinery29.com. “I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints, and we’ve gotten a number of them,” Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai said in an interview on the The Rich Zeoli Show on 1210 WPHT Philadelphia. “We are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action,” Pai

Pais explained to Fox Business Network that the FCC flags speech it considers indecent before 10 p.m., after which point they look for content that is considered obscene. Given that The Late Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET, Colbert’s comment must meet a three-tier Supreme Court test to be labeled obscene. This three-tiered test, known as The Miller Test, includes the following criteria: “(1) whether ‘the average person, applying contemporary community standards’ would find that the work, ‘taken as a whole,’ appeals to ‘prurient interest’ (2) whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law, and (3) whether the work, ‘taken as a whole,’ lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.” Following the controversy, Colbert said, "I had a few choice insults for the President. I don't regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes." Of note, WPHT is owned by CBS. LISTEN TO RADIO INTERVIEW HERE

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Sinclair To Acquire Tribune Media For $3.9 Billion

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Monday it will acquire Tribune Media in a deal valued at $3.9 billion reports cnbc.com. The deal, expected to close by the fourth quarter, will give Tribune stockholders $35 in cash and 0.23 shares of Sinclair Class A common stock for each share of Tribune Class A common stock and Class B common stock they own. "This is a transformational acquisition for Sinclair that will open up a myriad of opportunities for the company," Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley said in a statement. "The Tribune stations are highly complementary to Sinclair's existing footprint and will create a leading nationwide media platform that includes our country's largest markets."

Tribune Media has 42 owned or operated broadcast stations, as well as cable network WGN America, Tribune Studios and WGN-Radio. Sinclair, which has a market capitalization of $3.36 billion, owns, operates or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets. The announcement comes weeks after the Federal Communications Commission voted to reverse a 2016 decision that limited the number of television stations some broadcasters can buy. To comply with FCC ownership requirements and antitrust regulations, Sinclair may still sell certain stations in markets where it currently owns stations.

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PRODUCTS: The Mix Group Debuts The Mix Radio Imaging Demo Experience

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– The Mix Group is now offering an opportunity to audition its imaging production audio with format appropriate music with The Mix Radio Imaging Demo Experience, aka MR. IDE. The interactive drag and drop automation system at TheMixGroup.com begins with a brief tour that allows users a chance to create fully imaged segues. MR. IDE offers an auto or manual segue mode, ample imaging pieces and music tracks to choose from, and MIX tips throughout. The result – a real sense of how the product sounds on air.

President of The Mix Group Jason Garte comments, “No more push-play audio demos. We’ve given you the power to create your own custom segues, experiencing for yourself, the on-air sound that is inherently The Mix Group.” Always on point and ahead of trends, The Mix Group overhauled and relaunched their website that introduces MR. IDE.

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BUSINESS: Irving Azoff Resigns From iHeart Board

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– Legendary music MOGUL Irving Azoff has stepped down from the board of riHeartMedia, the company announced in a Friday SEC filing. Azoff, currently the founder and CEO of Global Music Rights, a music rights management company. His resignation from iHeart’s board took effect May 3, and, the company said it had not decided whether to replace him or reduce the size of the board. An individual with knowledge of the situation told The Wrap Azoff’s term had ended and he decided to step away to focus on his Global Music Rights responsibilities.

This move comes on the heels of a separate SEC filing last month by iHeartMedia, the parent company of iHeartRadio, expressing doubt that it will exist as an operating business a year from now. “Management anticipates that our financial statements to be issued for the three months ended March 31, 2017, will include disclosure indicating there will be substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern for a period of 12 months following the date the first quarter 2017 financial statements are issued,” the company said in the April 20 filing, iHeart reiterated those concerns when it reported its first-quarter earnings last Thursday.

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Rich Stevens Diagnosed With Blood Clot On Brain

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– We were deeply saddened to learn late yesterday that WFTL/West Palm Beach's Rich Stevens has been diagnosed with a blood clot on his brain. Fellow Alpha Media host, Kevin Rolston of WRMF tells Jockline they've started a gofund me page for his medical expenses. Rich is also charged with looking after an ailing mother.

At the funding site it states: "Our friend, co-worker is sick. Without sharing all of his medical details... RS need our help while he heals in the hospital. His elderly mother is in the full-time care of a home nurse and the expenses are great. Any amount you can give will go to helping RS pay for his mothers nurse while he recovers and heals in the hospital. Thank you for your help and generous hearts. Help spread the word!." GIVE HERE

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4th Annual GAB Talent Institute Kicks Off

THE MOUTH, MAY 8TH, 2017 –– The 4th annual GAB Radio Talent Institute returns to the campus of the University of Georgia today. John Dimick VP of Programming for Cumulus begins the ten day institute with the opening session and will be followed over the ten days by 40 broadcasters teaching all sessions. All sessions take place on the UGA campus except for one day with the broadcasting and marketing departments of the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves. The students are back on campus the next day as the live studio audience for the V103 morning show, The Ryan Cameron Show with Wanda Smith. Bob Houghton , President of the GAB commented,

To date, the students completing an Institute have begun their career in radio or a related field and have gone on to work for CBS, iHeart , Alpha Media, Beasley Media Group, Entercom, Cumulus, Commonwealth Communications, Greater Media, Curtis Media, Forever Communications, CNN, IMG College Radio Network, and others. Individual broadcasters, groups or organizations who would like to join the National Radio Talent System™ in establishing and sponsoring a Radio Talent Institute™ on a campus in their state and region should contact DanVallie@NationalRadioTalentSystem.com or call 828-262-1502 or go to www.NationalRadioTalentSystem.com

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SNAPS: JJ Watts Has Pizza With KRBE's Roula; Rich Berra Lands Best Local Band Honor

THE MOUTH, MAY 9TH, 2017 –– He's one of the NFL's most popular players, but In Houston He's bigger than life. KRBE Houston's Roula, of the top rated Roula and Ryan Show, tells Jockline, "He lives three miles from my house yet somehow he eludes me always. Papa John's made it possible for me to finally meet Houston Texans Superstar JJ WATT at a secret lunch."

She says, "I asked him if he listens to the radio on his way to the stadium and he smiled and said "I know who you are Roula - I listen to your show sometimes." Roula adds, "I just fangirled as if I was a listener meeting Taylor Swift at her house. :) :) :) "He asked me when the best time to vacation in Greece (Roula is Greek) is bc he would like to go one day. I foolishly told him September bc tourist season is over. Haha not realizing duh it is Football season - he said I can't bc of my day job."

Meanwhile, High-Fives are in order for our BFF Rich Berra (L)of the syndicated Johnjay & Rich Show who was just named Best Local Band/Musician by a top local Arizona publication - it post: The Rich Berra Band The Valley is familiar with Rich Berra as part of 104.7 KISS FM’s The Johnjay and Rich Show. When he isn’t on the radio, he helms The Rich Berra Band, an electric party-pop experience. Among its jam-packed set list, party-goers can expect to hear the likes of “Uptown Funk,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Thriller.” richberraband.com.

Berra tells Jockline, "It was actually a nice surprise. I am shocked and honored. What a cool magazine. I love to get out and play but the real magic are the people that surround me. Grant Inman Kassi Jayde, Ryan De Herrera, Matthew Meza, Marty Lucas, Jonathan Wilson, Zack Egan, Annie Cohen, Waylon Anglin and the band are insanely talented and my fam. I'm honored they wanna jam.

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7 Check Out All Of This Year's MTV Movie & TV Awards Winners

 

CHECK OUT This Year's MTV's Movie & TV Awards Winners

[WATCH] Ellen Tells Matt Lauer Why Trump Won't Be Appearing On Her Show

...Partners With Kevin Hart For Original Series

'Always Dreaming' Wins Kentucky Derby

Crystal Gayle Speaks Out Following Loretta Lynn’s Unexpected Stroke

[WATCH] Now Top TV Networks Join To Ban Trump's 'Fake News' Ad

Dave Chappelle Joins Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga in 'A Star Is Born'

Martha Stewart Has A Very 'Pointed' Opinion Of President Trump

Facebook Wants To Launch Its Big Attack On TV Next Month

Luke Wilson Confirms This Father, Public TV Pioneer Robert Wilson, Has Passed Away

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CBS Q1 Earnings Offset By Radio Sale Adjustment

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– CBS Corp. delivered strong first-quarter numbers but special items related to the sale of its Radio unit weighed on the results reports Variety. The company reported a net loss of $252 million for the first quarter of 2017 compared with net earnings of $473 million for the same prior -year period. The net loss for the first quarter of 2017 included a noncash charge of $715 million in discontinued operations to establish a valuation allowance to adjust the carrying value of CBS Radio to the value indicated by the stock valuation of Entercom Communications Corp. CBS Radio is classified as held for sale. Diluted EPS from continuing operations for the Revenue at CBS Radio dropped from $262 million in Q1 of 2016 to $250 million in 2017.

CBS chairman-CEO Leslie Moonves said, "As we continue to sharpen our core content focus in the quarters to come, including the impending split-off of our radio business, we will be even better positioned to take advantage of all of the opportunities before us. So there is so much yet to come, and our road map for success is clear.” SEE FULL REPORT HERESEE FULL REPORT HERE

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DeVito/Verdi And iHM Creative Services Top Radio Mercury Award Finalists; T-Mobile To Be Awarded 2017 Radio Marketer Of the Year

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– 117 radio spots and campaigns have made it to the finals of the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards, which honors outstanding radio created by advertising agencies, production companies, radio stations and students. BBDO NY, DeVito/Verdi, and iHeartMedia Creative Services lead this year’s entries throughout multiple categories. The Radio Marketer of the Year will be awarded to T-Mobile at the June 1 awards event in New York.

The 2017 finalists incorporate a wide range of small to large advertising agencies and radio stations, as well as national and regional advertisers from the automotive, consumer packaged goods, entertainment, financial services, insurance, travel & tourism, telecommunications, and quick serve restaurant categories. Entries were judged on their creativity, originality and effective communication of a brand’s message. “We’ve said all year ‘Anything is Possible’ on the radio, and that writers can create limitless opportunities with the right story,” said Mark Gross, founder and creative director, Highdive Advertising and chief judge for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards.

“The spots and campaigns moving on to the next round tell their stories with intriguing and nuanced executions.” “This list of 117 agencies, production companies, radio stations and universities, have reached an exceptionally high level of creative excellence,” noted Erica Farber, president and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau. “No matter the advertiser or market size, the ability to build brand awareness and drive ROI is truly unique to radio. All of these finalists creatively succeed on delivering that promise.” LISTEN TO THIS YEAR'S FINALISTS HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Rob Farina Appointed Head Of Content For Bell Media

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– Nikki Moffat, President, Radio and Local TV announced the appointment of Rob Farina to the role of Head of Radio Content, Strategy, and iHeartRadio for Bell Media, effective May 29. The announcement follows the upcoming departure of David Corey, Vice-President of Radio Programming later this month for a new opportunity in the U.S. Formerly Head of iHeartRadio, Syndication, and Strategic Initiatives, Farina officially joins Bell Media with oversight of all content for Bell Media Radio, including Canada's #1 radio station, 104.5 CHUM FM.

Farina returned to Bell Media in May, 2016 as Senior Advisor for the launch of iHeartRadio Canada. "Rob is a tremendous asset to our radio operations and I am delighted to have him on board in this new role at Bell Media," said Moffat. "He is an extremely talented radio executive and I am confident that he will continue to elevate iHeartRadio along with all of our Bell Media Radio properties across Canada, while driving growth, profitability, and innovation." Previously, Farina was Program Director for Toronto's 104.5 CHUM FM, then Vice-President of Programming for CHUM Radio, before joining Astral as Executive Vice-President, Content and Platforms. He moved to Los Angeles to launch Black Box, a music company that provides strategy, artist development, and digital marketing services. Farina was also Vice-President, Programming and Innovation for Rogers Media's radio division.

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JACOBS STUDY: 'Living Room Is The New Car'

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– In Jacobs Media's new web study of radio listeners, a big story is how radio’s traditional listening locations – the home, the car, and the workplace – are undergoing change. From content consumed to new distribution outlets to emerging gadgetry, the traditional pattern of media usage and radio listening are changing – in some cases, rapidly. The media habits of 14 format core audiences, along with five generations, are examined in this mega-survey of radio listeners.

From Boomers to Millennials, different patterns of consumption are emerging, providing radio broadcasters with information from which they can map out game plans and strategies. Tech Survey 13 (TS13) was conducted from January 16 - February 27 of this year - results of the study will be released over the next few months. As Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs points out, "We’ve been focused on the car for several years in Techsurvey – and for good reason. But as time goes on, radios are disappearing from the home front, and being replaced in many cases by smart TVs, wireless audio systems, and ‘smart speakers’ like Amazon Echo and Google Home. The ‘Alexa Factor’ is a big finding in this year’s study of radio listeners.”

Among the highlights, Jacobs says "The home is the new car," pointing out that while 88% of homes have a working radio, that’s not the case with Millennials, where only three-fourths (76%) have a radio at their residence. Techsurvey13 shows wireless speaker systems, smart TVs, and now devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home showing up in homes. Oh, Alexa! – In its debut year, 11% of the entire sample own “smart speakers.” And they are increasingly using voice commands on their devices. Overall, nearly half (45%) frequently or occasionally use their voice, especially owners of gadgets like the Echo and Google Home. It’s free – Consumers love broadcast radio for the music, personalities, and emotional drivers such as companionship and mood elevation. But in a new response option in TS13, nearly six in ten (57%) say a main reason they enjoy listening to the radio is that it’s a free service. - Check out the TS13 Slide Deck HERE - For more information, please contact: Fred Jacobs, President Paul Jacobs, Vice President 248-353-9030

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Rising Security Concerns Prompt Cancellation Of Dana Loesch Appearance At Local Missouri Retail Outlet

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– Radio America syndicated talk host Dana Loesch had planned to do a live show in front of an audience at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, MO on May 19, but concerns over her safety prompted a change of venue to the local KSGF radio station, where she'll now broadcast live from the station's studio — without a public audience reports Springfield News Leader.

7During Nick Reed's (R) morning show, he said several conservative speakers have been accosted or attacked around the country in recent months. He noted that Loesch has become known as a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association. On her radio show, Loesch strongly advocates for Second Amendment rights and gun ownership. "Because of safety and security concerns, that are certainly warranted, it is just not possible to guarantee her safety and have her out in the open that way -- Her show will be closed off for her safety." He said Loesch still plans to do a "meet and greet" with people after she does her show at the KSGF studio. KSGF Program Manager Kortni Tucker previously said people can win a chance to meet Loesch by registering for free tickets at various locations in Springfield. KSGF.com.

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[WATCH] Duran Reveals 'Office Designed To Win'

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– Premiere Network syndicated host Elvis Duran was part of a lengthy piece on NBC where he shared insight of what inspires and helps him to stay ahead of pack in a very competitive business. Among his top tips include:

Visualize your goals — even after you've achieved them. NBC points out that one of the most striking objects in Duran's office has little to do with the radio business. When he was more than 100 pounds overweight, Duran pointed to a mannequin and said, "that's the body I want." After reaching his 130-pound weight loss goal, he placed a mannequin in his office to remind of how far he's come. He also has a map detailing where the program is #1 across the country that "show us where we are and where we want to go," Duran says.

Inspire and be inspired. Duran says that Lady Gaga grew up dreaming of hearing her music on his show. He keeps a framed photo of the artist near his desk to remind him that inspiration is a two way street. He calls his section of his office "The Mountain of Talent" where he features artists who've made it big and those who are just starting out.

Don't be afraid of a little bit of fun. After a successful show, Duran and his team start thinking about to make tomorrow morning's lineup even better. But it's not all work and no play. His bedazzled blender and few bottles of spirits helps add a bit of fun and celebration to an average work day. Daiquiri, anyone? SEE INTERVIEW HERE

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[WATCH] Hailee Steinfeld School's Fresh 102.7 New Yorks Jeffrey On Fierce Posing

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– CBS Radio’s #SPFVegas2017 performer Hailee Steinfeld dropped by the Adorama Theater/StubHub Stage at Fresh 102.7 to chat with morning host Jeffrey (Karen & Jeffrey Show) about her experience at this year’s Met Gala.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of such a special night,” Hailee told Jeffrey. And, as Hailee also said on Instagram, this was her SEVENTH consecutive Met Gala! Now at the ripe ol’ age of 20, she’s been attending since she was only 14-years-old! This year, let’s just say Hailee had a lot of competition on the red carpet, but she certainly won the “pose-off” in Jeffrey’s mind. At right is Jeffrey’s “receipt” of her “nailing” the red carpet. “I will honestly tell you,” Hailee said with a laugh, “I was so late.” “I like to spend enough time in whatever I’m wearing to feel it out and know how to walk and sit and all of that, and I didn’t have much time. And the sleeves were so long… I literally was like, ‘I can’t go wrong if I just stand straight with my arms down and, you know, give some good face.'” WATCH HERE

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DEPARTMENT OF AWWWWWW: The Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn Says 'I Do;' Rock 100.5's Southside Steve Is A Daddy

THE MOUTH, MAY 5TH, 2017 –– Late last month, Kristin Klingshirn, co-host of The Bert Show, tied the knot with love of her life and boyfriend of 10 years, Bart Mattingly. Their love story was brought full circle as the couple returned to their home state of Kentucky for the wedding weekend. The chosen theme of ‘Back Where it All Began’ started the moment guests arrived, kicking off the wedding festivities at Keeneland with a full day of horse racing, cocktails and more.

The couple was married at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate where they exchanged personal vows before their friends and family as their close friend, Rev. Renee Owen, officiated the ceremony. Nice touch on the marquee, too.

-- Meanwhile, Kristin's Cumulus Atlanta cohort, Steve Rickman, of Rock 100.5's Baily & Southside Show, along with his wife Amanda welcomed their son Brooks to the world on Thursday, May 4th,. Brooks arrived a healthy 7.37 pounds and 21 inches at 11:52 a.m. today after, gulp!, 27 hours of labor. “Thank God for our amazing gift we’ll love forever,” he posted on Facebook.

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7Cher To Receive Billboard's 2017 Icon Award; Lauer Pranks Ellen

 

Kyle Jenner's Vogue India Cover Stirs Controversy

Fox News Radio Correspondent Alleges Gender Discrimination in Lawsuit

Stephen Colbert To Host ‘Daily Show’ Reunion On ‘The Late Show’

'Happy Days' Cast Reunites At Erin Moran's Memorial Service

REPORT: Barack Obama Building A Recording Studio

CHECK OUT Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People Right Now

New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ posters featuring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford released

[WATCH] Matt Lauer Resurrects Prank War With Ellen

Cher To Be Presented Billboard Icon Award

[WATCH] Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell Receive WOF Stars In Dual Ceremony

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BUSINESS: iHeart Reports Consolidated Revenue Decreased 2.4% In Q1; Radio Earnings Rise 2.5%

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. Key Highlights show that consolidated revenue decreased 2.4% - Consolidated revenue increased 1.6%, after adjusting for a $12.8 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and the $40.6 million impact of the outdoor markets and businesses sold. iHM revenues increased $18.3 million, or 2.5%. Revenues increased $27.3 million, or 3.8%, excluding political revenue. Americas outdoor revenues decreased $3.1 million, or 1.1%. Revenues increased $0.7 million, or 0.2%, after adjusting for a $1.4 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and a $5.2 million impact from the sale of nonstrategic markets. International outdoor revenues decreased $41.2 million, or 13.4%. Revenues increased $8.3 million, or 3.1%, after adjusting for a $14.2 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and a $35.4 million impact from the sale of our businesses in Australia and Turkey. Operating income decreased $306.7 million, or 72.9%, primarily due to the net gain of $278.3 million on the sale of nonstrategic Americas outdoor markets in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the net gain of $28.6 million on the sale of our Americas outdoor Indianapolis market in the first quarter of 2017. OIBDAN decreased 21.3% and decreased 19.0%, excluding the impact from movements in foreign exchange rates and the impact of the outdoor markets and businesses sold.

“We are a true multi-platform, 21st-century media company, leveraging our leading broadcast radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events and data businesses to continue to innovate for the benefit of our marketing partners,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc. “This quarter the iHeartMedia segment improved its innovative programmatic solution by introducing SmartAudio - a digital data product for advertisers that combines the massive scale of broadcast radio with the power of digital data and more informed audience targeting. At Outdoor, we continue to enhance our data analytics capabilities and automated ad-buying while staying focused on building out our digital networks.” PHOTO/Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for iHeartMedia. READ MORE HERE

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CBS Radio Brings Musictown To Motown

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– As Jockline previously reported, in association with Olympia Entertainment, CBS Radio Detroit has formally announced it has begun construction on MusicTown, a venue designed to host and celebrate music, culture and entertainment in the city of Detroit. The venue will be located inside Hockeytown Café, within the 50-block, mixed-use sports and entertainment development known as The District Detroit. MusicTown will consist of a new broadcast studio, recording studio and performance space. MusicTown will support artists,educate children of all ages and celebrate the Detroit community and its visitors through lifestyle, collaboration and entertainment.

The MusicTown broadcast studios will serve as the radio stations’downtown studios (for 99.5 WYCD, 98.7 AMP Radio WDZH, 104.3 WWOMC, 97.1 The Ticket WXYT, and WWJ Newsradio 950 WWJ-AM) when broadcasting from major events in the city, keeping them directly involved and in touch with the local community. “We are strongly committed to continuing Detroit’s tradition as a great ‘Music City,’” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO Detroit. “By identifying new talent and sharing the many music stories that Detroit has inspired, this initiative will help celebrate a once booming industry in our great city, stimulating significant economic growth in the region along the way.”

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SYNDICATION: Entercom Teams With WWO To Take KISW-FM Seattle's 'Men's Room' National

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– Entercom and Westwood One announced a new partnership to nationally syndicate The Men’s Room which airs weekdays on 99.9 KISW-FM, The Rock of Seattle, from 2 pm. to 6 pm PT. Westwood One will roll out syndication to stations nationwide and represent ad sales. The show will launch nationally on June 5, 2017. The Men’s Room was born one evening in a dark bar during an argument over tater tots in 2004. The Men's Room is hosted by Miles Montgomery, Steve “The Thrill” Hill and Thee Ted Smith, as well as producers Robin Foxx and Mike Hawk.

“These guys have put a lot of effort for the last 13 years into dominating Seattle’s cluster,” said Dave Richards, Vice President of Programming and Operations, Entercom Seattle. “They have earned the opportunity to dominate coast to coast with a great partnership between Entercom and Westwood One”. The popular show also launched a beer brand in 2010 with great success. Three types of beer are available: Men’s Room Original Red, the flagship beer; Men’s Room Gold, a light ale for the summer; and Men’s Room Black, the winter beer. The beers are currently available in over 3,800 locations nationwide. For seven years, over 600 thousand dollars of sales from The Men’s Room Elysian Beer products have been donated to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and JBLM Fisher Houses in Washington State. Twitter. Interested stations can contact Neal Bird at nbird@westwoodone.com or (310) 840-4207 or Neal Weiner at nweiner@westwoodone.com or (206) 706-1373.

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ON-AIR: Dave & Chuck Extends With WRIF Detroit; Jill Egan Joins WDRV Chicago's The Sherman & Tingle Show As Executive Producer

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– Dave & Chuck - Dave Hunter and Chuck “The Freak” Urquhart along with co-host Lisa Way, have been extended four more years on Beasley Detroit’s legendary Rock Station, 101.1 WRIF. The duo expanded to a trio when they added co-host Lisa Way, and joined WRIF in 2013, then expanded again by adding co-host Andy Green, Producer James Campbell and Video Editor Jason Watson. It’s a huge compliment to know Beasley is so enthusiastic about continuing our show,” said Dave Hunter. “We are not only radio morning co-hosts. We are friends, with families who are enjoying being part of this community. Beasley has not asked us to change our show. They want us to thrive, so they’ve been beyond supportive.We enjoy working as professional 7partners with our Detroit Market Manager Mac Edwards, WRIF Program Director Mark Pennington, Beasley Media Group Chief Operating Officer Brian Beasley, as well as Beasley Media Group Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley. It just doesn’t get better than that!”

Jill Egan (R) has been named Executive Producer for WDRV/Chicago's Sherman & Tingle Show. May 15th. Egan began as a promotions intern and production assistant at WXCD-FM/CD 94.7 while still a student at Columbia College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio Broadcasting in 1998 reports crm.com. Egan might be best known for her long time with WLUP-FM/The Loop, where she was working weekends on a part-time basis for a couple of years before being hired on a full-time basis in March 2008, where she was a producer and traffic reporter for the afternoon show. She was later promoted to producing and doing reports for the morning show with Pete McMurray. The Sherman & Tingle Show debuted on WDRV-FM on October 31, 2016.

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PROGRAMMING: Steve Pleshe Comes Home To Cumulus' KISS Country Fresno

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media announced that it has appointed Steve Pleshe as Program Director for KSKS-FM/KISS Country in Fresno, CA, effective May 7, 2017. Born in Orange, California, Steve moved to Fresno in the late 80’s to attend Fresno State. He began his radio career at KISS Country in the early 90’s as a part-time staffer and worked his way up to Program Director in the summer of 2004. Pleshe has spent the last nine-and-a-half years working in the record industry as a regional director of promotion based in Fresno.

Pleshe said: “Radio never left my blood. I’ve always considered myself a programmer that was working in the record industry. I had a great time working with so many great people in the Nashville community, but it’s time to come home to the station where it all started…KISS Country.”

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PODCAST: The Herd With Colin Cowherd Reaches Record High 6.8 Million Listens In Month Of April

Show Reaches 150th Affiliate Milestone

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– FOX Sports Radio announced that total podcast listens for The Herd with Colin Cowherd grew to a new record high of 6.8 million across all platforms for the month of April, as measured by ART19. This latest benchmark is the result of more than a million additional podcast listens since last month, when the show broke the 5 million mark for the first time with 5.7 million listens in March. Additionally, The Herd with Colin Cowherd has reached the 150th affiliate milestone.

The Herd, which launched in September 2015 on FOX Sports Radio, iHeartRadio and FS1, has consistently amassed more than one million listening hours each month. On FS1, The Herd has experienced 86% growth year-over-year for the month of April with Persons 2+, while clips of The Herd have drawn nearly 420 million video views since September 2015, with a monthly average of 22 million, via Facebook, YouTube, FOXSports.com, the live-streaming FOX Sports Go app and Twitter video player.

Last Fall, TheHerdNow.com was launched as the digital home for content created and curated by Colin Cowherd, including bold opinion pieces, viral news stories, exclusive podcasts, and original video series. The site, which attracted more than 600,000 page views in April 2017 – a new record for the site, also serves as a portal for fans to find stories covering the best moments and interviews from Cowherd’s radio show, as well as the daily podcast and streaming audio of The Herd.

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PRODUCTS: Benztown Teams With BMG For Production Music Library

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– Benztown, announced that it has partnered with BMG Production Music to offer BMG PM’s world-class commercial production music library to U.S. radio stations. Through this partnership, BMG Production Music has granted Benztown the exclusive right to distribute and offer its world-famous catalog of production music and elements to the U.S. radio market. For the first time ever, the same music used by entertainment icons such as Disney, HBO, Netflix, FOX, Sony Pictures and more, will now be available for local radio stations to use in their own commercial production and station branding.

BMG Production Music’s internationally curated music catalog of over 100,000 tracks and growing spanning all genres, including Trailer music as used in Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, including: Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Martian, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The new BMG Production Music library brings Benztown’s libraries to 23 total, featuring the highest quality audio imaging workparts across 14 music and spoken word formats, including: AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports, JACK and Alien Imaging sound effects.

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RADIO FIRST: Every Caller Who Makes It On Kyle & Jackie O Show Wins A New Hyundai 130

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THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2017 –– Next Friday, May 19 Kyle & Jackie O on KIIS FM in Sydney will "go where no show has gone before" - every single caller who makes it on air will win a brand new award winning Hyundai i30. All listeners need to do to be part of radio history is call into KIIS 1065 on Friday May 19 from 6am and get on air with Kyle & Jackie O. READ MORE HERE © Radioinfo.com.au

SGT Pepper Turns 50 On The BBC - The BBC, who banned Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and A Day In The Life when the album first came out, will have special programmes to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles on 1 June 1967. Special shows will air on BBC Radio 2, 4 Extra and 6 Music. BBC Radio 2 will present two documentary series – Sgt. Pepper Forever and Paul Merton On The Beatles. Martin Freeman will present Sgt. Pepper Forever, which will reveal the revolutionary studio techniques used during the sessions dating from November 1966 to April 1967 and also examine the album’s impact on the history of music. A two-part documentary special, written and produced by Kevin Howlett of Howlett Media Productions, will feature interviews with Paul, George, Ringo and George Martin. BBC Radio 4 Extra will delve deep into the album artwork to bring listeners a special day of programmes from 9am-10pm, inspired by the famous faces that are featured on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.

The Rolling Stones Win At The Jazz FM Awards - Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were present at the Jazz FM Awards in London as the Rolling Stones collected two awards for the recent Blues album “Blue and Lonesome”. The event is organised by Jazz FM and hosted by Jez Nelson.

Showbiz Start For New Capital London Breakfast - The brand new Capital London Breakfast Show with Roman Kemp and Vick Hope launched this week with Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran among the guests. Katy Perry personally congratulated Roman Kemp on his first day, surprising him with a FaceTime call on the studio wall from New York to wish him luck before offering to put on an intimate performance in celebration of the brand new show in tiny London pub The Water Rats, where Katy made her UK debut 10 years ago. She’ll return to the 200 capacity pub where she first performed in London to play an extra special gig for Capital listeners. Ed Sheeran featured as the first guest after inviting Roman Kemp to join him backstage at his gig at the O2 the night before. SEE MORE HERE AT RADIO TODAY

WANT TO CONNECT WITH GRAHAM? Call +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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Maney, Roy and LauRen Raise $60,300 During 6th Annual 'Play Anything Day For "Kiss Kids"

THE MOUTH MAY 4TH, 2017 ––95.1 KISS-FM'S Maney, Roy and LauRen Raises $60,300 during their 6th annual 'Play Anything Day for the "Kiss Kids"' who have been treated at Levine Children's Hospital. The show asks for song requests in exchange for a donation to LCH.

"The name of the game is to request anything...any genre at all! We'll play it!" "The stranger the better" says Roy. This year's playlist included bands like Rush, Pink Floyd, Toby Keith, The Scooby Doo Theme Song, and The Temptations. "We stayed on air for over 12 hours, but we loved playing songs we don't ever play on the station!" - said Maney

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7Joe & Mika Engaged; Sting's NYC Penthouse Listed For $56 Million

 

Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski Officially Engaged

Colbert Has No Regrets Over Trump Insults; Took Up For CBS Cohort, John Dickerson

Katy Perry, JLo Join James Corden For Second Carpool Karaoke Special

Fyre Festival Sparks Another Class Action Lawsuit

Robin Williams Final Film Finally Headed To Theaters

Sting Listing Central Park Penthouse For $56 Million

Brad Pitt Finally Speaks Out On Divorce

Hulu Launches Live TV Streaming Service With Scripps Networks Channels

Woman Arrested For Laughing During AG Session's Speech

[WATCH] Matthew McConaughey & Idris Elba In Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower'

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MOTION: Ahead Of Q1 Earnings Report, iHeart Initiates Round Of Staff Cuts

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2017 –– Ahead of iHeartMedia’s Q1 earnings report this Thursday, comes a wave of company staff cuts being reported.

Among the cuts shared by Radio Insight,include Brody – Night host at CHR 93.3 WFLZ Tampa. Matt Shepard – Morning host at Sports 1130 WDFN Detroit. Britta Cleveland – Midday host at Country “B93.7” WBCT Grand Rapids. Brook – Morning co-host at AC “Star 105.7” WSRT Grand Rapids. Launa Phillips – Music Director/Night Host at Country “US 103.5” WFUS Tampa. Ed Palmer & Randy ‘Mudflap’ Wilcox – The Program Director and Morning hosts and Country “Eagle 92.9” WEGX Florence SC. Marlon George – New Orleans Senior Vice President of Sales/Market President Jim Fisher – Program Director 99.5 WRNO New Orleans/710 WNTM Mobile/104.9 WBUV Biloxi. Bob Christopher – News Director New Orleans Rob Sanford – News Director 1300/106.9 WOOD Grand Rapids Chuck Fredrick – Market Manager of iHeartMedia Cincinnati and longtime General Manager of 700 WLW and 102.7 WEBN. Pacey Williams – Morning Host at Rhythmic Hot AC “V101” KHYL Sacramento and host on Pride Radio. Meg White – Morning co-host on Hot AC 98.1 WKDD Akron OH. Mike Smith – Morning Show Producer/Community Affairs Director for Classic Hip-Hop “V101.5” WSOL Jacksonville.

RI's Lance Venta added "We’ve heard reports of other names as well, but have yet to second source these names or hear from them directly." In response to the cuts, an iHeart spox stated: "Each market constantly looks at all aspects of its business to ensure that it reflects how the best organizations work today so they can continue to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible. This creates some new jobs, and unfortunately sometimes eliminates others." - According to The San Antonio Express, iHeartMedia Inc.’s first quarter earnings report Thursday will likely show new cash flow problems and insolvency concerns as the company struggles to restructure its $20.4 billion in debt, analysts said.

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LINEUP CHANGES: At WIBC Indy; 101.9 KINK Portland And Salem's 1170 The Answer San Diego

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2017 –– 93.1 WIBC has announced its new weekday lineup, which will launch June 12, 2017. Following the retirement of 20-year WIBC veteran Greg Garrison, The new WIBC daytime lineup will be: 6-9a Tony Katz and the Morning News 9-11a - Chicks on the Right (L) 11a-1p - Tony Katz Today 1-4p - The Dana Show 4-7p - Hammer & Nigel. Tony Katz coming back on from 11a-1p will allow the station to syndicate his show via Network Indiana and possibly other outlets. “Indianapolis has been listening to Greg Garrison for years,” said Chuck Williams, SVP/Emmis-Indianapolis. “He has been an incredible radio friend to us all. We feel fortunate Greg has decided to maintain his connection with our WIBC listeners as he dips his toe into retirement.

7-- Alpha Media, Portland announced a new show lineup on KINK FM starting Mondasy May 1st. As previously announced, Corey and Mitch: 5:30AM – 10AM - Jared Aman: 10AM – 3PM - Sean Demery: 3PM – 7PM - Jeff Allen: 7PM – 12AM Shauna Steele: 12AM – 5:30AM - Sean Demery is a seasoned media veteran with years of programming, on-air and consulting experience who's been around the block more than once on squeaky 7rollerblades. His experience includes stations such as; WNNX/Atlanta, KITS/San Francisco, KMTT/Seattle, KXRK & KLRZ/Salt Lake City, WYMS/Milwaukee, and KGGI/Riverside & San Bernardino to name a few. In addition to hosting afternoon drive, Demery is also the Program Director of KINK.

-- Salem Media Group announced a new morning lineup on its NewsTalk station in San Diego, AM 1170 The Answer. On Monday, May 15th the station will expand The Hugh Hewitt morning show by an additional hour, airing it from 3am to 7am PT, It will also add Mike Gallagher, live from 7am to 9am PT. The new lineup will provide a one-two punch in morning drive, using two of Salem's top rated hosts. "Salem Radio Network now provides live news and issue oriented programming from 6am to Midnight ET with some of the best hosts on radio," said Salem Senior VP of Spoken Word, Phil Boyce. "This new lineup will be well received in San Diego and will allow us to properly use the Salem assets at our disposal in the most efficient way."

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Former San Diego Padres' Executive Tapped As President Of Entercom Sports

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 207 –– Entercom Communications announced the appointment of Mike Dee as President of Entercom Sports, a newly developed position focused on creating value for the company’s sports business enterprise. Dee, who most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the San Diego Padres, will be based in Philadelphia and will report to David Field, President and Chief Executive Officer at Entercom.

Previously, Dee served as President and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, and before that he was Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox. Dee will be leading Entercom’s sports business with a focus on revenue development from national sales and marketing programs, new platform opportunities, key partnerships, expanded sports distribution, direct-to-consumer offerings and other entrepreneurial initiatives at the national level. “Mike is a highly talented and accomplished executive with over 20 years of leadership experience with some of the most respected organizations in the world of sports,” said David Field. “The creation of this new role underscores our commitment to leveraging our sports platforms to compete more effectively with other media as we drive new opportunities and expand our customer base.

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REPORT: ABC Makes Offer For American Idol Reboot; Seacrest Not In Play Amid 'Live' Hire

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2017 –– ABC has now made an offer to buy American Idol reports TMZ. Sources at ABC and Fremantle — the company that owns the show — tell TMZ, the network contacted Fremantle last week and made the bid. They were told the network wanted to relaunch the show for a March 2018 premiere.

They were also told ABC inquired about making Ryan Seacrest the host, knowing ABC was on the verge of signing Ryan as co-host of ‘Live’ with Kelly Ripa. ABC was asked if the show could be shot in New York, but sources said Fremantle (which owns the show) made it clear … NYC was a no-go, thus, Seacrest hosting the show became 'Virtually out of the question, given his commitment to ‘Live.’ - Read More Here at mjsbigblog.com

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SiriusXM To Debut Beatles Channel May 18th

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2017 –– SiriusXM said Tuesday it will debut a channel devoted to the Beatles on May 18, a week before the band’s newest archival project is released: a box set keyed to the 50th anniversary of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” reports AP. “I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio, but I don’t think any of us would have imagined that we’d have our very own Beatles radio channel more than 50 years later,” said Paul McCartney.

“It will be a channel that will sound shockingly current and alive, not a retrospective jukebox,” Greenstein said. Veteran music author Bill Flanagan will have a major role on the network, hosting a live weekly call-in round table with broadcaster Dennis Elsas, and a second show based on themes that tell the story of the band. The network will have a weekly “Magical Mini Concert” featuring live music recorded by the band and its solo members. On June 1, the network will play the newly remixed “Sgt. Pepper” album on the 50th anniversary of its release, with commentary from the late producer George Martin and his son, Giles, who was responsible for putting the new box set together. The network’s debut on SiriusXM channel 18 will come at 9:09 a.m. Eastern (for the Beatles song “One After 909,” remember?) - READ MORE HERE

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Dan Mason To Join Coverage Of WWO & NBC Sports Radio's Airing Of 143rd Kentucky Derby

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2017 –– Westwood One will air national radio and audio streaming play-by-play coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This broadcast is in conjunction with NBC Sports Radio and the Horse Racing Radio Network. Mike Penna of the Horse Racing Radio Network anchors the Kentucky Derby coverage. He is joined by Hall-of-Fame trainer John Veitch as the lead analyst.

Longtime horse race owner and radio executive Dan Mason, trainer Jude Feld, and horse racing reporter Tom Leach contribute to the coverage, while former jockey Jeff Bloom will serve as trackside reporter. Rob Simmelkjaer will report from the paddock and red carpet areas. Larry Collmus will call play-by-play of the race on Saturday, May 6, 2017 5:00 – 7:30 pm ET Programming will be available on NBC Sports Radio affiliates, as well as on NBCSportsRadio.com, NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, SiriusXM Radio, and TuneIn.

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REPORT: Trey Wingo To Partner With Mike Golic On ESPN Radio Show

Golic's Son Will Also Be Featured On Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2017 –– With Mike Greenberg's move from ESPN's Mike & MIke Show to TV, Bob Raissman of The New York Daily News has reported that Golic’s new radio partner will be Trey Wingo. Industry sources say Trey Wingo, who replaced Chris Berman hosting the NFL Draft, will be Golic’s new radio partner. Golic’s son, Mike Jr., also will be a featured player on the radio show.

Raissman says, "Wingo’s star has been on the rise recently, with him taking over full NFL draft hosting duties from Chris Berman this year, He’s done strong work on NFL Live and NFL Insiders as well, and he definitely knows his football, which may make him a good fit with Golic (who played at Notre Dame and then in the NFL from 1985 to 1993 before starting his media career). READ MORE HERE

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820 WBAP Dallas Celebrates 95th Year On-Air

THE MOUTH, MAY 3RD, 2017 –– Cumulus Media announces that its award-winning Dallas news/talk radio station, News/Talk 820 AM-WBAP celebrated 95 years on-air on Tuesday (5.2), making it one of the oldest radio stations in Texas. WBAP aired its famous “Cowbell” ID and featuring old jingles and audio of news events covered over the years by the historic station. WBAP.com will feature extensive interviews and stories from the station’s many years informing and serving the community with excellence.

WBAP was founded by Fort Worth businessman Amon G. Carter, creator and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and debuted on May 2, 1922, when stations in Texas were still given call signs beginning with a “W” instead of a “K”. The station was named by Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce and ex-officio head of what would become the Federal Communications Commission. According to Hoover, the call letters stood for “We Bring A Program.” The then-10 watt station now broadcasts at 50,000 watts and has the greatest daytime coverage of any radio station in America and as much coverage at night as any other U.S. radio station. Until the mid-70’s, WBAP shared the 820 and 570 frequencies with then-WFAA Radio. Whenever WBAP would switch from one frequency to the other, the station would ring its now famous “Cowbell”, appropriate for being in cattle country. The ringing of the bell goes back to the 20’s, when a bell was rung when the station signed on the air in the morning.

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7Eagles Suing 'Hotel California; CNN Passes On 'Fake News' Trump Ad

 

CNN Bans New Trump Ad Over Fake News Mention

Megyn Kelly To Interview Putin In Russia

[WATCH] Alicia Keyes Explains Why She's Stepping Down From 'The Voice'

Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Alex Trebek Ink For Two More Seasons of ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ ‘Jeopardy’

Paris Jackson Making Film Debut Opposite Charlize Theron

HBO Lands Oxford’s Princess Diana Documentary

[WATCH] Full List Of Tony Awards Nominees

UH OH: The Eagles Suing Hotel California

Fox News Women Are Wearing Pants

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BUSINESS: Beasley Announces Q1 Net Revenue Increased 95.7% To $53.7 Million

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 –– Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Led by CEO Caroline Beasley, announced operating results for the three month period ended March 31, 2017. On November 1, 2016, Beasley acquired 718 radio stations (net of divestitures) (“the Greater Media stations”). The actual results presented herein reflect the Company’s legacy Beasley Broadcast Group broadcasting and digital operations and the results from the acquired Greater Media stations.

On January 6, 2017 we completed the sale of WFNZ-AM and three Greater Media stations in Charlotte, and as a result the first quarter does not reflect any contribution from these stations. The 2017 and 2016 first quarter and pro-forma results presented herein reflect the Company’s legacy Beasley Broadcast Group broadcasting and digital operations and the results from the Greater Media stations, excluding the aforementioned Charlotte stations, as if the transaction had been completed on January 1, 2016. Summary of First Quarter Results (actual) In millions, except per share data Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 2016 Net revenue $53.7 $27.5 Station operating income (SOI - non-GAAP) 9.8 7.5 Operating income 11.5 4.1 Net income 7.5 1.8 Net income per diluted share $0.27 $0.08 The $26.3 million, or 95.7%, year-over-year increase in net revenue during the three months ended March 31, 2017, reflects the operation of stations in Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and New Jersey acquired from Greater Media, partially offset by the impact of the comparison with political revenue in the year ago quarter. SEE FULL REPORT HERE

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Steve Harvey Extends Long-Term With iHeart

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THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced an exclusive long-term agreement with award-winning multimedia personality Steve Harvey to renew and extend his relationship with the company. Under the new agreement, the broadcast powerhouse will continue his current role as host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show - the #1 syndicated morning show in America. Celebrating 12 years in syndication with Premiere Networks in 2017, the program reaches nearly 7 million weekly listeners on nearly 100 stations across the country and is available digitally on iHeartRadio.

“Steve is a tremendous talent and has an incredible connection with audiences across multiple platforms, which make him a great asset for iHeartMedia,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia. “We are excited to extend our partnership with Steve, continuing to deliver the most engaging content and top personalities to our listeners nationwide.” “We’ve got some big plans in the works, and I think listeners are going to love what they hear,” shared Harvey. “I'm excited to continue working with my partners, iHeartMedia and Premiere as we take my show to new heights. In the words of Bruno Mars, ‘if you don’t believe me, just watch.’” Created by Harvey in September 2000, The Steve Harvey Morning Show joined Premiere Networks national lineup in 2005. Harvey is joined by his co-hosts Shirley Strawberry, Nephew Tommy, Carla Ferrell and Junior.

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98 ROCK Adds Marianne Sierk To Afternoons

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THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 – 98 Rock has added Marianne Sierk to the on-air line up. She'll join Kirk McEwen each weekday from 3-7pm. Marianne has appeared on dozens of episodes of VH1 shows such as “I Love The 80’s,” Tru TV’s “World’s Dumbest,” Comedy.TV on ABC, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” and even across the pond on the BBC’s “The World Stands Up.”

“I’m thrilled to be a part of 98 Rock Baltimore,” says Marianne, “and even more excited to work with radio legend Kirk McEwen. We can’t wait to entertain you all everyday from 3-7!” “I got my first choice to join me on this quest in total afternoon domination” says Kirk. “This girl is so smart and funny, I can’t wait to drop her on Baltimore! With this show, we’re about to give the people what they want on the ride home, engaging radio.”

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Keeping Up With Ryan Seacrest

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 –– By one account, yesterday's news of Ryan Seacrest being tapped to co-host 'Live' with Kelly Ripa prompted a line from Cosmo, which stated this was his 45th gig since invading the media world - they closed with 'joking,' but for a second, we totally bought the notion. Whether it's hosting mornings on KIIS-FM LA, producing TV shows like J.Lo’s NBC show 'Shades of Blue,' host of several red carpet shows and, of course, heading Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1., admittedly, it's not easy keeping up. Did we mention he also has his own Fashion Line?

And for those still grappling with how he'll juggle his latest bi-coastal gig, it appears to have been carefully worked out long before yesterday's announcement. Reportedly, he will relocate from Los Angeles to New York for the “Live” gig, but will continue to host his syndicated daily morning show for L.A.’s KIIS-FM and his weekly Premiere Networks “American Top 40” program. The plan includes building a custom radio studio for Seacrest at WABC-TV New York, where “Live” originates. He's set to be in New York from Monday through Thursday, and spend the rest of the week in L.A.

Meanwhile, with all the attention on Ryan's newest co-host, Ripa, we wanted to give a shout-out to his other co-host, KIIS-FM's Sisanie, will likely be busier than ever back in LA holding down the fort.

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CBS Detroit To Build Studios In Hockeytown Cafe

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THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 –– Hockeytown Cafe in downtown Detroit is getting a new broadcast and recording studio plus performance space on its second floor for CBS Radio Detroit stations reports Crains Detroit. Branded as MusicTown, five stations will broadcast several times a week from the space across from the Fox Theatre and Comerica Park, said Debbie Kenyon, senior vice president and marketing manager of CBS Radio Detroit. The stations: WXYT-FM 97.1 "The Ticket," 99.5 WYCD, 98.7 AMP Radio WDZH, 104.3 WOMC and WWJ-AM 950, will start using the completed space in June or July, Kenyon said.

Hockeytown Cafe is owned by the Ilitch family, which is working on The District Detroit project, a sprawling 45- to 50-block redevelopment downtown anchored by Little Caesars Arena for the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. Both teams are slated to begin play there next season. PHOTO/Olympia Entertainment

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Lori Burgess Named To Marketing Consulting Post For Beasley

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 –– Beasley announced that it has retained Lori Burgess as an Integrated Marketing Strategy Consultant. Lori has earned a stellar reputation as an authority in content and advertising alignment, with a focus on building revenue through creative multi-platform marketing and new media solutions.

Lori’s portfolio includes more than two decades in the publishing industry, providing generation of profit and growth for iconic brands such as The Hollywood Reporter, Prevention Magazine, Conde Nast’s Mademoiselle and House & Garden; Elle Magazine; Seventeen Magazine, and Niche Media. “Lori’s consulting style fits perfectly with our vision of growth for Beasley Media Group,” added CEO Caroline Beasley. “Lori’s award-winning strengths include her proven ability to forge relationships between corporations and their strategic partners. Additionally, Lori’s progressive, advanced techniques will assist our company in providing our consumers with the 24/7 access they deserve, along with the content they value.”

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AWARDS: Nomination Window Open For 2017 NAB Marconi Awards

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 –– The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that it will accept nominations for the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards until May 31. The Marconi Radio Awards recognize overall excellence and performance in radio. Stations and on-air personalities may nominate themselves in the categories of "Station of the Year by Market Size," "Station of the Year by Format," "Noncommercial Station of the Year," "Personality of the Year by Market Size," and "Legendary Station." Syndicators and affiliates may also submit nominations for the category of "Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year."

Nominations must be submitted online at www.judgify.me/marconis. Entry rules can be found here. Finalists will be announced in July. On September 7, the winners will be announced during the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show at the Radio Show, produced by NAB and the Radio Advertising Bureau, held in Austin (September 5-8).

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Jim Rome Sells Irvine Mansion For $12.5 Million

THE MOUTH, MAY 2ND, 2017 –– Syndicated sports radio host Jim Rome has sold his Irvine mansion for a record $12.5 million reports The LA times. The appx. one-acre property includes a sprawling villa of 12,300 square feet, an attached pavilion and a saltwater swimming pool. The three-story house, built for Rome in 2007, features an elevator, a wine cellar and a wood-paneled lounge that contains a game room, a gym and a speakeasy-style bar.

The master retreat — one of six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms — has boutique-inspired closets and a chandelier-topped soaking tub. French doors in the master open to a private balcony overlooking the grounds. The home had been listed for $13.995 million since it came to market last year. The sale bests the previous price record for a single-family home in Irvine. Rome bought the property in 2003, records show. SEE MORE HERE

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Faith Hill & Kellie Pickler’s Talk Show Coming in September

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Ripa Picks Ryan Seacrest As New Co-Host

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2017 –– The suspense if finally over! Ryan Seacrest will join "Live" as Kelly Ripa's co-host reports CNN's Brian Selter. Seacrest has co-hosted "Live" five times as a guest since ABC began the search for Michael Strahan's replacement one year ago. He will be introduced by Ripa on today's show, two sources with knowledge of the deal told CNN. The show will air at 9 a.m., directly against the third hour of NBC's "Today." This fall NBC is introducing a new 9 a.m. show led by Megyn Kelly, who recently jumped from Fox News to NBC.

Five years ago Seacrest was seen as a contender for a "Today" show co-host job. Instead, Ripa and Seacrest will be competing with Kelly. "Live" is based in New York. Seacrest lives in Los Angeles, but he has a home in Manhattan, and he's moving to New York to start the new job. He recently renewed his contract to host red carpet specials for NBCUniversal's E! network, for example. Seacrest will continue to lead his nationally syndicated radio shows for iHeartMedia. According to a source, the ABC building that houses "Live" will also have a new radio studio for Seacrest. Ripa took to Twitter on Sunday to tell her followers that she would reveal her new co-host during Monday's show.

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REPORT: SiriusXM's Gregg 'Opie' Hughes Could 'Pay The Price' For Howard Stern Stunt

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2017 –– RadarOnline reports that insiders believe that SiriusXM will 'drop the hammer' on longtime SiriusXM host Gregg Opie Hughes when his contract expires in October. “There are too many ominous signs to ignore,” a source said. “It’s almost like he pissed off the wrong person and now he’s paying for it.” Some point to an off-air bit Opie pulled in January when he ventured down the Sirius hallways and had an unsuspecting cleaning woman let him inside Howard Stern‘s studio. Hughes, who later uploaded the bit to YouTube, was inside for 30 seconds before security ushered him out.

“Howard got wind of that really quick and he didn’t like it one bit,” an insider confirmed. There are also rumors that comic Nick DiPaolo is coming on to host his own Sirius show from 6pm to 9pm ET, replacing what is now a three-hour replay of Opie’s show. Stern has openly feuded with Opie over the years, at one point imposing a gag order on him and his former on-air co-host, Anthony Cumia, while they both worked at Infinity Broadcasting. READ STORY HERE

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Is Another Radio Peep About To Land His Own Cable TV Show

THE MOUTH MAY 1ST, 20917 –– Sources tell the New York Magazine'S Daily Intelligencer that MSNBC is in talks with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt about creating a show for him on weekends. Initially MSNBC was interested in having Hewitt host a program on weekend mornings, but that idea is off the table because Hewitt wants to be on in the evening, according to two sources.

Daily Intelligencer reached out to both MSNBC and Hewitt for comment. At the time of publication, neither had responded. MSNBC’s talks with Hewitt come at a time of increased internal tension at the network. Some staff are worried that NBC News chairman Andy Lack is leading the cable network in a more conservative direction. At an NBC News town hall after the election, Lack said that the organization should be focused on appealing to America’s heartland, according to people at the meeting.

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ON-AIR: Bo Thompson Extends With WBT Charlotte

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2017 – Entercom Charlotte announced the extension of veteran morning host Bo Thompson on News 1110 AM, 99.3 FM WBT. Thompson is host of Charlotte’s Morning News weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. “Bo builds on the incredible reputation of WBT as we take our news content to the next level,” said Matt Hanlon, vice president and market manager, Entercom Charlotte. “He represents the next generation of great broadcasters and we’re happy to continue to work with him as we move WBT into an audio everywhere, multiplatform experience for our listeners.”

“Five years in, I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with WBT’s Morning News and I’m excited about where we are going” said Bo Thompson. “I started my career here and look forward to building the reputation of this iconic institution.” Bo Thompson began his career at WBT in 1990 working in a variety of roles in radio before eventually returning to WBT as the morning host in 2012. Bo Thompson, a native of Charlotte, has successfully educated, informed and inspired the listeners through his on air work and community support.

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Innovation In Music Awards Adds Names To Class of 2017 Event

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2017 –– More names has been added to The Innovation in Music Awards, which will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at the Westin Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The 2017 Class of Innovation in Music Awards: Heritage Award: Mike McVay, McVay Media/McVay Syndication/ Listener Driven Radio Innovation in Music, Executive: David Macias, Thirty Tigers Innovation in Music, Artist & Creative: Shane McAnally, SMACKSongs Innovation in Music, Live/Touring: Brian O’Connell, Live Nation Innovation in Music, National Media: Leslie Fram, CMT Innovation in Music, National Radio: Bobby Bones (shown), iHeartMedia Innovation in Music, Digital Media: Gogi Gupta, Gupta Media Innovation in Music, Digital Broadcast: J.R. Schumann, SiriusXM

As previously announced, this year’s Major Market Radio nominees for the Innovation in Music Award are Mark Anderson, WDSY/Pittsburgh; Johnny Chiang, KKBQ/Houston; Lauren MacLeash, KMNB/Minneapolis; Tim Roberts, WYCD/Detroit; Gregg Swedberg, KEEY/Minneapolis. The Medium Market Radio nominees are Bev Rainey, KBQI/Albuquerque; Jon Reilly, WKLI/Albany; John Thomas, WRNX/Springfield; Sue Wilson, WQMX/Akron. Finally, the nominees for the Innovation in Music Award recognizing Small Market Radio are Scott Donato, WGTY/York; Kory James, KPLM/Palm Springs; Rik McNeil, KJUG/Visalia; Dave Michaels, WQHK/Ft. Wayne.

The winners of all three Country Radio awards will be revealed during the inaugural ceremony. More info is available at www.innovationinmusic.net.

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Houston Mayor Proclaims Dean & Rog Day

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2017 –– Houston’s morning duo Dean Myers and Roger Beaty celebrated 20 years on the air in Houston last Friday, April 28, 2017. Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed April 28, 2017 Dean & Rog Day in Houston, and the proclamation was presented to Dean & Rog during their morning show on Friday.

Dean & Rog came to Houston following stops in Flint, Michigan, Salt Lake City, Utah, Phoenix, Arizona and Denver. During their time in Houston, they have consistently been one of the top-ranked morning shows. "Looking around the country, there are only a handful of major market morning shows with a 20 year track record in the same city. What Dean and Rog have accomplished today is quite remarkable," said CMG Houston VP and Market Manager Mark Krieschen. "The continued success of the show in morning drive-time is something you just don’t see anymore. We’re proud to have these guys on our team!”

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[WATCH] 2017 Disney Radio Awards Winners; Britney Spears Presented First Ever Icon Award

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2017 –– For someone who got her start on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club, it was likely an extra special night for Britney Spear who received the events first ever 'Icon' Award. Adding to the excitement, Britney’s sister Jamie Lynn Spears surprised her by presenting the award from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

"Having just celebrated 20 years of Radio Disney in 2016, we are excited to introduce the RDMA Icon Award as special recognition of an artist whose music has been loved and

adored by generations of Radio Disney fans,” announced vice president, Music Strategy, Phil Guerini (R). “We are proud to celebrate Britney as the first recipient for this award acknowledging her chart-topping career on Radio Disney since 1998.” The event was hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, Sofia Carson, Jordan Fisher, Jenna Ortega and Alex Aiono. Ballerini, Carson, and Hailee Steinfeld, also performed a tribute to Spears. See Complete Winners List HERE

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SNAPS: New Castronovo Show Takes To The Sky

THE MOUTH, MAY 1ST, 2017 –– The New Paul Castronovo Show on BIG1059 Miami kicked off with a bang last January, but now they've added 'bite' while airing from Pompano Beach Seafood Festival this past weekend. As you can see from the shown banner, Castronovo likely drew, or chased away, some attendees with this clever 'Paul Castronovo Has Crabs' banner.

Last December, Castronovo and his 26-year co-host, Ron Brewer announced that Brewer's last show would be Dec. 16 and taking an 'extended vacation' - In January, Castronovo returned as 'The New Paul Castronovo Show' adding new cast member Ghia along with show alum 'Smart Dressed John' and Luis Diaz.

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Insomniac & iHeart Team To Launch EDC Radio

THE MOUTH, APRIL 28TH, 2017 ––Insomniac and iHeartMedia announced an unprecedented multi-platform collaboration, including the launch of the brand new EDC Radio on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. iHeartMedia will act as the premier on-air host of Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas 2017 content across more than 100 broadcast radio stations nationwide. Beginning today, April 28 ,listeners can visit iHeartRadio.com/EDC to enjoy EDC Radio, a 24/7 dance music station. I'm extremely excited for this collaboration! It will allow millions of EDC fans around the world to tune in together,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “EDC Radio gives Headliners a 24/7 station packed with tracks from the best tastemakers in dance music. Check out our very special EDC Las Vegas announcement on iHeartRadio this Friday at 6 p.m.”

“We’re excited to be the on-air home for all things Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. As the largest multiplatform media company in the country, we are uniquely able to share the energy and vibrant music of the Electric Daisy Carnival with hundreds of millions of listeners nationwide, across our live broadcast stations, socially, and digitally on iHeartRadio’s new EDC Radio,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group for iHeartMedia.. Find all the latest information for EDC Las Vegas by visiting ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.

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Kelsea Ballerini To Perform During Britney Spears Tribute At 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

THE MOUTH, APRIL 28TH, 2017 –– The year just keeps getting bigger for Kelsea Ballerini. As host of the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, she’ll also perform during a tribute to the first ever Icon Award recipient, Britney Spears reports Sounds Like Nashville. “She’s a legend, I think she’s the queen of pop music, and I adore Britney Spears,” Ballerini said in a clip posted to Twitter by RDMA. Spears has been a longtime influence for Ballerini, who has credited the “Princess of Pop” as being one of her inspirations.

In addition to her hosting duties and two performances, Ballerini is nominated for Best Crush Song, Breakout Artist of the Year, Radio Disney Country Favorite Song and Radio Disney Country Favorite Artist. The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards will be held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Saturday (April 29) and will air on the Disney Channel on Sunday (April 30) at 7PM ET.

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NETWORKS: United Stations Taps Joe Breezy As Host Of 'Celebrity Top Ten Countdown'

THE MOUTH, APRIL 28TH, 2017 –– United Stations Radio Networks announced that it has struck a deal with Air Personality Joe Breezy to take over the hosting duties of its weekly CHR and Hot AC program, the “Celebrity Top Ten Countdown.” This show had been hosted by Jackson Blue who also hosts a nightly daypart program for United Stations, but when Jackson Blue added mornings at WKLB/Boston, handling the weekend show in addition to mornings and night became too much and the network went on a search for a new host for this Countdown. Joe Officially takes the hosting duties over on May 6-7.

With the addition of Joe Breezy to the show, the radio station where he is based, Midwest Communications’ WNFN (i-106.7) in Nashville becomes the new flagship affiliate of the program. Joe Breezy's background includes four years at Boston’s WODS (CBS’s “Amp Radio”) prior to moving to Nashville. He got his start in the promotions department at KYLD/ San Francisco where he eventually hosted nights. He quickly moved into on-air positions at KKFR and KZON in Phoenix, at KHTS in San Diego, KDND in Sacramento, WWVA in Atlanta and eventually WODS Boston and WNFN Nashville. For more info, contact: Andy Denemark, USRN, andyd@unitedstations.com or 212.536.3603

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PROGRAMMING: Dave Parker Adds PD Duties Along With Daily Show For WUSH-FM Norfolk

THE MOUTH, APRIL 28TH, 2017 –– Dave Parker has been named PD For WUSH-FM Norfolk, effective immediately. Parker has been on the air at US 106.1 since the day it went live in 2007. He's also quite known to local media including television, radio and print over the last 20 years.. Since leaving television news in 2006, he has been a member of the Sinclair Communications family.

Parker follows Brandon O’Brien who resigned to relocate to Nashville, TN to manage a family business. He was instrumental in the success of the radio station from when he started and will continue to be involved in country radio from Nashville. The new lineup will feature the syndicated Bobby Bones Show in mornings followed by Dave Parker in middays and Allen Fabijan for afternoons.

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ON-AIR: Greg Bishop Exits, Ray Lytle Returns To WMAY Springfield; Hula Ramos Joins Entercom's KSON San Diego Weekend Roster

THE MOUTH, APRIL 28TH, 2017 –– Greg Bishop has left his morning talk show on WMAY radio in Springfield, IL, reports sj-r.com, but maintains his full-time job with Illinois News Network, an independent project of the Illinois Policy Institute. Bishop, 33, said he “loved every minute” of his more than 10 years at WMAY, and said he will now “be able to provide even more focus on the Statehouse for newsrooms across the state” through his continued reporting for INN and the Illinois Radio Network. Succeeding Bishop will be its new morning host, Ray Lytle (L), a longtime radio personality who has had past talk shows on that station as well as WTAX.

--In other moves, our friend Joe Nelson at sandiegoradio.org reports that former Energy 103.7 Executive Producer for The AJ Show, Hula Ramos, is headed to KSON. Hula will be on early Saturdays at Midnight to 6AM, and Sundays Midnight to 5AM. Hula tells SanDiegoRadio "I'm really excited to be back on the radio and VERY excited to join the KSON team! Its going to be a new adventure and I'm excited to grab my cowboy hat, boots, and enjoy the ride!! I am also super appreciative of Kevin Callahan and Greg Raneiri for giving me a shot and excited to meet and work with the rest of the KSON team!"

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SNAPS: US99 Chicago Gets Cookin' With Trisha Yearwood At CBS Radio Culinary Kitchen

THE MOUTH, APRIL 28TH, 2017 –– US99 hosted Gwendolyn Records recording artist and Food Network star Trisha Yearwood yesterday for a cooking demonstration inside the CBS Radio Culinary Kitchen. The visit coincides with the newly announced partnership between Williams Sonoma and Trisha Yearwood. From her new line, Yearwood made “unfried chicken” showing the audience just how simple it can be to serve up delicious baked chicken that has the texture and taste of fried chicken, along with her family’s signature cocktail.

“We are beyond excited that the extremely talented Trisha Yearwood paid a visit to our CBS Radio Culinary Kitchen,” said US99 Music Director, Marci Braun. “She has truly become a food and lifestyle maven and we were very honored to have her give our audience a first look at some items from her new line.” The Williams Sonoma and Trisha’s Kitchen collaboration is available online now and will be available at all Williams Sonoma retail locations in the U.S. starting May 19th.

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HBO To Air RRHOF Induction Tomorrow Night

 

THE MOUTH, APRIL 28TH, 2017 –– Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes any many more will be on hand to see during Rock Hall of Fame 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony to air on HBO this Saturday, April 29th. The ceremony took place in Brooklyn's Barclays Center on April 7th. At this year's festivities, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes were recipients of the induction. Roilling Stone reports The April 7th event featured a reunion between Steve Perry and Journey, though the former frontman did not sing with the band reports Rolling Stone.

The ceremony included performances and collaborations from the inductees and presenters as well as tributes to Shakur as well as Prince, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. Lenny Kravitz was on hand to perform Prince's "When Doves Cry" and "The Cross" with the Love Fellowship Choir, while Alicia Keys and YG joined Snoop Dogg for the Tupac tribute.

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Elvis Duran Inks 5-Year Extension With iHeart

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– iHeartMedia announced an exclusive long-term agreement with nationally syndicated radio and digital personality Elvis Duran to renew his relationship with the company. Under the new five-year agreement, Duran will continue his current role as host of the top rated “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” on WHTZ, New York’s Z100, which is also syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks on nearly 80 radio stations across the country and available digitally on iHeartRadio, reaching more than ten million monthly listeners.

“There’s a reason Elvis Duran is considered one of the most important media personalities in the U.S. He uses radio’s unparalleled ability to create one-of-a-kind connections with listeners and advertisers over a vast array of platforms from broadcast radio and iHeartRadio to social media and events,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia. “We are thrilled to extend our more than two decade partnership with such an extraordinary talent and a good friend.”

“Even after 30 years, I still see myself as someone who loves radio and connecting with listeners every day,” said Duran. “Back when I began in radio, I could have never imagined how it would continue to expand its national presence while still retaining its core as America’s go-to destination for music, community, news and entertainment. I’m excited by iHeartMedia’s continued evolution and I can’t wait to continue my relationship with iHeartMedia, our partners and our listeners.” Duran’s radio career has spanned more than 30 years, including over two decades as the star of the wildly successful “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.” In 1996, he began hosting the morning show on New York’s Z100 and began national syndication deal in 2009.

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[WATCH] ESPN Hosts Air Emotional Farewells To Co-Workers Let Go In Massive Layoffs

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THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– In the wake of yesterday's massive layoffs at ESPN, Adnan Virk (shown) who is hosting the Rusillo and Kanell show addressed the news at the start of the show on both ESPN Radio and ESPNews. And he also paid 7tribute to Danny Kanell who was one of those laid off today reports awfulannouncing.com. Having worked with Kannel not just on ESPN Radio, but also on the Worldwide Leader’s college football coverage, it's understandable to see Virk getting emotional talking about friends and colleagues losing their jobs and in particular Kanell. At the end of 'The Jump,' Rachel Nichols (R) commenting on the layoffs said “it stinks” and thanked those who made ESPN better - WATCH COMMENTS HERE

Among those who lost their jobs include: Eamonn Brennan, Scott Burnside, Jim Bowden, Jeremy Crabtree, Trent Dilfer, Brendan Fitzgerald, Mike Goodman, Pierre LeBrun, Joe McDonald, Jane McManus, Brett McMurphy, Dana O’Neil, Mark Saxon, Jayson Stark, Jean-Jacques Taylor, Jesse Temple, Derek Tyson, Austin Ward, and Ed Werder - SEE LIST HERE

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NAB: 'The Key For Radio Is To Stay Relevant,' Says Ford Motor Company's Scott Brunell

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– This week's comments by Ford Motor Company's Scott Brunnel (inset) during The NAB 'Vegas Show likely proved both enlightening and a tad scary for its radio attendees. “Eventually, the living room is going to be in the car,’’ says Scott Burnell, who runs the developer program for Ford Motor Co. He told radio attendees at the NAB Show, that people in connected cars will not be turning a radio dial like they have for decades. Instead they will be using mobile devices connected to their dashboards and streaming audio or video content from apps like Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music.

"The key for radio stations to stay relevant in the modern age is to get onto those mobile devices with apps by offering content over the internet," said Burnell, who is staffing Ford’s booth at the NAB Show for the first time. “Radio broadcasters’ core competency is deliver of content. It shouldn’t matter to them the method by which they deliver it. They should want to deliver it the way their endusers want to consume it," says Brunell. WATCH HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Alexander C. Taylor To Succeed John Dyer As Cox Enterprises President & CEO

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– Cox Enterprises Chairman Jim Kennedy today named Alexander C. Taylor, executive vice president and chief operating officer, as the company's next president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Taylor will succeed John Dyer, president and chief executive officer, who will retire in Dec. after 40 years with the company. Dyer and Taylor will both continue serving on the Cox Enterprises' board of directors.

Taylor is the great-grandson of company founder Gov. James M. Cox. "It's especially meaningful for me that a fourth-generation Cox family member will lead the company my grandfather started in 1898," said Kennedy. "Alex has a deep understanding of our company and its culture. Cox has thrived in business because we believe in doing good and being a contributor to society. Alex shares this commitment to our employees and communities." Taylor previously served as Cox Enterprises' executive vice president of strategic investments. Taylor began his career at Cox as a reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel in Colorado in May 2000.

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ON-AIR: Bobby Blaze Returns To HOT 96.9 Boston

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– Longtine Boston host, Bobby Blaze will be back on the air Beasley's HOT 96.9 FM Boston as he'll take over weekdays from 3-7 p.m.

“I’m so excited to be back on Boston radio and being surrounded by the most talented on-air team in Boston,” said Blaze. “You only become great when you’re surrounded by great people and that’s what HOT 96.9 represents.” Blaze formerly worked at Jam’n 94.5.

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PROGRAMMING: Bobby Novosad Inks Long-Term With KSMB Lafayette, LA For Mornings And Brand Manager

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– Cumulus Media has signed Bobby Novosad, Brand Manager/Morning Show Host for its Lafayette, LA, station, 94.5 KSMB, to a long-term contract. His popular morning show, “Bobby Novosad in the Morning” airs Monday-Friday from 6AM-10AM. Novosad joined 94.5 KSMB in November 1984 and has served the station and community for over 32 years as Morning Show Host and Program Director.

Novosad said: “I am grateful for the opportunity Cumulus Media has given me. I actually grew up listening to and was inspired by a station that we now own and that’s KRBE in Houston. Now the station that inspires me most is 94.5 KSMB, the most listened-to radio station in Lafayette. My special thanks to Mary Berner, Mike McVay, Cat Thomas, Pat Galloway, my Market Manager, Scott Chiasson and our entire Cumulus station group, my great staff, all of our advertisers and most importantly, our listeners. Without them, none of our success would be possible.” PHOTO/Cumulus - Novosad (C) With Twenty-One Pilots

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[WATCH] Ryan Seacrest To Produce Cover Song Competition On YouTube With Ludacris As Host

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– Ryan Seacrest’s production studio, and Endemol Shine North America are searching for the Best Cover Ever reports tubefilter.com. That’s the title of a new competition series, hosted by Ludacris, that will spotlight up-and-coming musicians when it premieres later this year. Best Cover Ever will engage YouTube’s ginormous community of cover artists,some of whom that have gone on to become mainstream stars, for one, Justin Bieber

“YouTube is the best place for emerging musicians to be discovered, and Best Cover Ever will encourage these artists to go for their dreams alongside the best in the business,” said YouTube global head of original content Susanne Daniels. “We’re thrilled that Ryan Seacrest will give new talent the opportunity to shine in front of over one billion fans around the world.” Musicians who wish to be featured on the upcoming program can enterby covering specific songs and uploading those covers to YouTube. Participating artists will select two competitors to receive slots in the show’s lineup, and one winner from among that number will win a chance to perform with the musician who championed them. For more information about Best Cover Ever, VISIT HERE - The first wave of submissions are due on May 19th.

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[WATCH] Duke & Duchess Surprise BBC Hosts

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, APRIL 27TH, 2017 –– The latest royal publicity stunt involved the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge making a surprise appearance on BBC Radio 1 in London. They wished presenter Adele Roberts good luck with the London Marathon. Prince William and his wife dropped in on the Scott Mills show to chat to Scott, co-host Chris Stark and Adele – who ran the 26-mile course on Sunday in aid of the Heads Together charity which is supported by the Royal couple. There was no talk about what the Royals actually DO or how much they cost the British taxpayer. WATCH HERE

Alan Carr And Mel Sykes Return to BBC Radio 2 - Summer programmes on BBC Radio 2 include the return of Alan Carr and Mel Sykes with a season of live Saturday morning summer specials for a ten-week run. They’ll be on-air from 8 July to 9 September between 10am and 1pm in place of Graham Norton. Also, Radio 2 will celebrate the centenary of the birth of music legend Ella Fitzgerald, celebrating her life, career and legacy. The tributes start today with Jamie Cullum celebrating her life during his Jazz Show, Tuesdays at 7pm. Meanwhile musicians Bryan Adams, Niles Rodgers, Olivia Newton-John, Randy Newman, Gregory Porter and Gene Simmons will host special programmes.

New Voice For Red FM In Ireland - Former 98FM and Today FM presenter Ray Foley is joining Jason Coughlan as the new co-presenter of Breakfast on Cork’s Red FM. Ray replaces KC who left to join across-town rival 96FM to host the breakfast show. Ray Foley already hosts his own show on the station every Saturday morning since June of last year. Ray, who presents the Seven O’Clock Show on Friday nights on TV3, is also known for his self-titled lunchtime show on Today FM for six years and also the Irish version of Take Me Out on TV3. Ray will be joining Cork Comedian Jason Coughlan who has been a breakfast presenter on Red FM for the last seven years.

Want to connect with Graham? Reach him at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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