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Mason & Remy Back On-Air In St. Louis; Stacey & Jonah Shift To 106.5 The Arch

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2018 –– Beginning July 9th, Mason and Remy will return to the air in St. Louis as they'll join the New Country 92.3 “Home Team” for Afternoon Drive. Mason and Remy were a longtime fixture in morning and afternoon drive on local St. Louis Radio stations before moving to Chicago. “We are both very excited to get back home to our amazing friends & family in St. Louis! And we’re looking forward to seeing our fans return and catch us on New Country 92.3!” The duo continues, “We want to send a BIG thank you to Hubbard Radio’s John Kijowski, Scott Roddy, Greg Strassell, Drew Horowitz, Dave Besler and Ginny Morris for this opportunity!”

With the addition of Mason and Remy to New Country 92.3, former Afternoon Drive talent Stacey and Jonah (R) will move to their new home at New Country 92.3’s sister station 106.5 The Arch! beginning Monday, July 9th. Commenting on their new radio digs, Stacey and Jonah note, “We’re beyond excited to move to our amazing sister station! The Arch is such a fantastic station and we can’t wait to join the team.”

According to New Country 92.3 and 106.5 The Arch Program Director Scott Roddy, “Today is a banner day, a historical day, for Hubbard St. Louis. It is an honor to work with talent of this caliber. Today’s announcement cements that Hubbard continues to be the platinum standard for LOCAL broadcasting.” Market Manager John Kijowski says, “Adding Mason and Remy to the roster of our already high profile talent on New Country 92.3 like Bud and Broadway, and Stacey and Jonah to the Arch’s talent corral that includes ‘Spencer’s Neighborhood’ with Cassiday, will further strengthen the relationship between our listeners and advertisers. I am very proud of our station’s teams.”

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Entercom Realigns L.A. Programming

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2018 –– Entercom has named Kevin Weatherly (L), as PD over 97.1 AMP Radio (KAMP-FM). Weatherly, Senior Vice President, Entercom Los Angeles, will continue in his role as Program Director for KROQ (KROQ-FM) and 93.1 JACK FM (KCBS-FM). With the move, Chris Ebbott (R) was named as Operations Manager for Radio.com in Los Angeles. This is in addition to his role as Programming Director for K-EARTH 101 (KRTH-FM).

“We are proud to cultivate our existing talent at Entercom Los Angeles,” said Jeff Federman, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Southern California. “Kevin was the original architect of AMP almost 10 years ago. He was successful at creating a format lane that was duplicated across the country. With Chris Ebbott focused on Radio.com in Los Angeles, we are guaranteed compelling, creative and innovative ideas that will lead to growth in our consumer base and expand our relationships with our clients.” Entercom is a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the country. 1

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Kavi Halemane Rises To iHR's EVP/GM Digital Prog.

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2018 –– As EVP and General Manager of Digital Programming for iHeartRadio, Kavi Halemane will be responsible for overseeing iHeartRadio’s strategy/operations for Original Digital Music Station Programming, On-Demand Subscription Playlist and Free Playlist Radio curation, Podcast Programming and will report to Chris Williams, Chief Product Officer for iHeartRadio.

Previously, Halemane served as the Vice President of Premiere Digital Media where he led the revamp of its digital network, an effort that helped to more than double Premiere Networks’ digital audience in 2016. He also previously served as the Executive Vice President and Head of Digital for The Collective, an Artist/Talent management firm, as well as the Vice President of Marketing for the YouTube Multi-Channel Network Collective Digital Studio, now known as Studio71 US. In addition, Helamane held a variety of digital, marketing and product management roles at Interscope Geffen A&M Records/Universal Music Group.

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JACOBS: What You Need To Know About Radio’s First-Ever Talent-On-Talent Research Study

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2018 – Fred Jacobs blogs that we often talk about the importance of air talent to the health and well-being of radio brands. Every radio CEO will tell you their stations are all about people. And while you cannot deny the value a great programmer, DOS, or market manager brings to a station or cluster, the past, present, and future of this industry is tied to talent. They’re the face of the brand – the contact points with the audience. Your station either has on-air talent or it doesn’t.

sYou’re building a personality brand – or more – or you aren’t -- And while success and failure often hinge on a handful of meters or diaries, it’s great personalities – or the lack thereof – that truly make or break radio stations. A music station can go through a drought of big hits if it has a personality show that is “cume urgent” – one that local consumers feel compelled to tune in day in and day out; one that feels like a member of the family -- Ironically, most programmers and managers can tell you about how familiar their airstaff is, and whether listeners rate their personalities excellent, good, fair, or poor. But most know blessedly little about how personalities are wired, their personal goals, how they rate their own strengths and weaknesses, and whether they’re truly happy. Until now.

We’ve partnered with Morning Show Boot Camp (MSBC) to create radio’s first-ever research survey conducted among air talent. Called AQ, an acronym for a measurement of the industry’s Air Talent Quotient. We consulted with several radio personalities in order to design a questionnaire that gets to the heart of key issues facing radio talent. As I write this post, more than 500 members (in appx. 24 hours) of the radio talent community have already completed the survey. And the sample balance is amazing. We’ll present the results at MSBC’s 30th anniversary in Chicago in August. Registration and info for the conference are available HERE. If you’re on the air – full or part-time (or you produce a show), we want your opinion. If you’re a programmer or manager, encourage your airstaff to spend 15 minutes to take this easy survey. It’s totally confidential – no radio company is in the least bit affiliated with this survey. - Air talent is radio’s most precious resource. Now, we’re going to gain much-needed insight into what makes it tick and how to sustain it. READ COMPLETE BLOG HERE - PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY HERE

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Ann Liquori To Host New Golf Show On WFAN

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 29018 –– Entercom announced the debut of “Talking Golf,” a weekly one-hour golf talk show on WFAN (WFAN-FM) in New York. The show will be hosted by golf expert Ann Liguori and will air weekly on Sunday morning from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ET, from June 17 through September 2. The inaugural show will be broadcast live from the 2018 U.S. Open in Shinnecock Hills, N.Y.

“As New York’s flagship sports station, we are committed to providing fans with the most engaging content from their favorite sports,’” said Mark Chernoff, Vice President, Programming, Entercom New York. “Ann’s golf expertise will add a distinct layer to this show and having the inaugural broadcast live from the U.S. Open will offer our listeners an up close experience to one of golf’s biggest events.” “Golf brings together so many people from various walks of life and it challenges the greatest athletes of our time,” says Liguori. “This show has been a long-time in the making. I hope to cover all angles of the game and share fascinating perspectives on a sport so many of us are so passionate about.” Ann Liguori is a sports radio and television broadcaster who covers the major U.S. golf tournaments, including the Masters, U.S. Open and PGA championship for WFAN and CBS Sports Radio Network. In addition, she contributes columns to WFAN.com throughout the golf season. PHOTO/annliquori.com

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EVENTS: Nearly 5,000 Join The Bert Show For 6th Annual Atlanta Moon Ride

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2018 –– Nearly 5,000 people of all ages from across Atlanta participated in the sixth annual Atlanta Moon Ride presented by CapTech benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure, a local nonprofit organization. The festivities began at 7 p.m. in Piedmont Park, kicking off the fun-filled evening with live entertainment from Save by the Band, delicious food options from local food trucks and a high-spirited costume contest. Attendees included The Bert Show members Moe Mitchell, Bert Weiss, Kristin Klingshirn, Davi Crimmins, (inset L-R) and Cassie Young, as well as CNN Sports Anchor and Correspondent Coy Wire, who announced the costume contest winners before attendees hit the streets.

At 11 p.m., everyone set out on the moon-lit cruise through some of Atlanta's coolest neighborhoods. One hundred percent of net proceeds from the night went directly to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that takes children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families on an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World. This year’s Atlanta Moon Ride raised over $50,000 for the magical cause.

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Rizzuto Show Takes The 'Walk Of Shame'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 15TH, 2018 –– Today's the day for Morning Show hosts Tony Patrico and Jeff Burton to serve the “Walk Of Shame” punishment for losing the last round of "Real or Fake". The Rizzuto Show “Walk Of Shame” is scheduled to happen on today, June 15th, starting at 7am.

Jeff Burton and Patrico from 105.7 The Point's Morning Show will begin their walk from their Downtown Studio LIVE on the air beginning at 7:00 am, and then the duo will head towards their new home office at the Hubbard Radio St. Louis's headquarters at City Place on Olive Street Road in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The media can get a preview of the #RizzWalk Route HERE

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Time Running Out To Vote For ReelWorld's Rising Stars 2018!

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6, 2018 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 30, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its fourth annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 7th.

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).

Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 17th and formally announced on August 10th at MSBC in Chicago. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

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Barry Manilow Hospitalized On Eve Of 'Sold Out' Vegas Concert

 

Barry Manilow Hospitalized On Eve Of Sold-Out Vegas Concert

Kelly Clarkson to Receive 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards “Icon” Award

[WATCH] Amazon to Stream 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Elvis Presley Drummer DJ Fontana Passes Away At 87

[WATCH] Chris Stapleton Hints More Justin Timberlake Collaborations In The Works

[WATCH] 'America's Got Talent 'Gives 13-year-old Brit The Golden Buzzer

[WATCH] Anthony Scaramucci, Michael Avenatti Make Their Big TV Debut Together on The Late Show

Anthony Bourdain’s Last Completed ‘Parts Unknown’ Episodes to Air This Month On CNN

[WATCH] John Travolta and Jimmy Fallon Recreate Iconic Grease Dance for 40th Anniversary

[WATCH] Jerry Seinfeld And Cardi B Guest On New Episode Of Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns

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NIELSEN: Audio A 'Lifeline To The Most Vulnerable During Times Of Catastrophe'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– As summer begins, so does hurricane season, and the importance of radio is no more apparent than when a natural disaster occurs. Radio has the unique capacity to reach remote areas during times of catastrophe, and when it comes to providing communication and information, radio remains a lifeline to the most vulnerable in times of crisis. The fall of 2017 was one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, and in Puerto Rico, which experienced immense damage from multiple storms, the recovery and rebuilding process continues today.

The strength of radio following the hurricane in Puerto Rico sparked a 100,000+ audience boost in news radio listenership on the island. In Puerto Rico, which is a Nielsen radio diary market, the just-released winter 2018 survey reveals a rise in listening to news-formatted radio stations as a result of last year’s turbulent weather. More than 3,000 diaries were returned in the winter survey, 800+ with comments and 55 with feedback about the necessity of using radio during the storm. These comments reflect the personal stories of those who have endured the devastation of this hurricane, and who ultimately saw radio as the lifeline that they needed to communicate with family and friends. Their stories were just a small snapshot that reflect the human experience behind this catastrophe and radio’s seminal role in providing essential information, news of loved ones and even companionship during this natural disaster. PHOTO/ Marjorie Sanjurjo

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Rob Sanchez Named VP/NTS For iHeart Boston

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– iHeartMedia Boston announced that Rob Sanchez has been named the Region’s Vice President of News, Talk and Sports programming, effective July 1. Sanchez will be responsible for overseeing all programming for WBZ NewsRadio 1030, WRKO-AM 680, and Talk 1200, Boston’s Conservative Talk, and will work closely with programmers across the Boston region. He will report to Dylan Sprague, Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia’s Boston Region.

“Rob’s passion for news and talk coupled with his creativity and bold thinking make him the perfect choice to lead WBZ NewsRadio 1030, WRKO and Talk 1200 into a new era,” said Sprague. “We’re thrilled that he’s joining the iHeartMedia Boston team” Sanchez brings almost two decades of Spoken Word format experience to iHeartMedia. He began his career in Miami before moving to New York City in 1996 to become a news production assistant, writer and producer for WINS-AM. Sanchez joined WCBS NewsRadio in 2000, where he held a number of newsroom management roles, including serving as Assistant News Director. In addition, his background includes several years as a Director of News and Programming for News, Talk, and Sports as well as Spanish CHR stations in Washington, D.C.

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SYNDICATION: Fitz Extends With SBG

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– Sun Broadcast Group and Fitz announced they have signed a multi-year extension of their syndication agreement that will continue all Fitz radio products into the next decade. The renewed vows cover both the daily Fitz Show as well as the weekend Hit List with Fitz countdown show. In addition to hosting his two shows, Fitz has also been the voice of the country news feature Nashville Minute for three years brining his daily reach to more than 200 stations in over 90 markets including Seattle, Albany, Portland, Palm Springs and Honolulu, HI. 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 and many others.

“F-I-T With a Z Everybody!” exclaimed Jason Bailey, CEO of Sun Broadcast Group. “What else can I say but I simply love this guy. Everything he does, every show he touches, every station he broadcasts from is as important to him as the very first project we did together years ago. Fitz works his 6’7” butt off to make every station and every listener feel special and connected. Well…his butt isn’t 6’7”, that would be odd, but you get the point ;) Happy renewal my friend!” For more info, contact Ron Rivlin at 212-380-9303 or ron@ronrivlinmedia.com.

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Janda Lane Joins WDRV-FM Chicago For Multiple Roles

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– WDRV-FM welcomes Janda Lane to 97-1 FM, The Drive. Janda will contribute content and information to the station’s afternoon show, hosted by Steve Seaver (weekdays, 2:00pm – 7:00pm.) Additionally, Janda will provide assistance to The Drive’s Programming Department. Her prior experience includes hosting shows at WEND - Charlotte, NC; WAVF – Charleston, SC; KNDD – Seattle, WA; Soundbreak.com – Los Angeles, CA; 91X – San Diego, CA; and KCRW – Los Angeles, CA.

Janda spent nine years as an Executive Producer at Yahoo Music where she oversaw award-winning music/lifestyle video productions and programmed playlists in the rock and country formats for Launchcast. Most recently, she served as Content Director for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation where she wrote and produced social/ advertising content and served as special liaison to the company’s song curriculum department to identify and develop opportunities for Fender Play video features. WDRV Program Director, Rob Cressman, says, “We are fortunate and delighted to welcome Janda to the team at The Drive. Her remarkably diverse experience, unique resourcefulness and optimistic outlook provide an ideal match for the Hubbard-Chicago Team. As so many broadcast corporations continue to downsize, it is refreshing and energizing to be afforded the opportunity to strengthen our roster with the addition of such a consummate professional.” Janda’s launch with 97-1 FM, The Drive is Monday, July 9, 2018.

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Jennifer Dempsey Rises To Producer For Mercedes Show On Mix Las Vegas

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– Entercom elevates Jennifer Dempsey to Producer of Mix 94.1’s (KMXB-FM) “Mercedes in the Morning,” featuring hosts Mercedes Martinez and JC Fernandez. Prior to being named producer of the morning show, Dempsey was an on-air personality at Entercom station X107.5 (KXTE-FM). “I am overjoyed at being selected to produce a morning show of this caliber,” said Dempsey. “It doesn’t get any better than Mercedes and JC. They are remarkable radio talents that have been waking up Las Vegas since 1997. I am honored to work with them in this city we love.”

Jennifer began her career in radio in 1995 and, during that time, has worked in several markets, including 100.7 KHAY in Ventura, C.A., 94.9 KXMZ in Tucson, A.Z. and 104.1 WYAV in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “Mercedes in the Morning” airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT.

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What's More Important: Personality Or Content?

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– What’s More Important: Personality or Content? asks talent consultant Tracy Johnson. Personality or content? Relevant or relatable? Structure or style? What is more important on the air? It’s ideal to have both, of course. And we should always strive to have a relevant show with the best prepared content delivered by interesting, provocative air personalities.

It’s common to hear great talent having a good time on the air, but with little to say. And it’s not unusual to hear personalities deliver great information but without a sense of humor or personality that engages the audience. But what is most important? If you could choose one, which would it be? Great content delivered by average talent? Or great personality with weak content? Want the answers? Johnson has data HERE that will provide the answers. See which wins, and it wins every time.

Tracy Johnson will be among our key speakers this year at Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago - for those still looking for ways to attend, Tracy has some cost-saving tips HERE

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NETWORKS: Dan + Shay Help WWO Celebrate The 4th With 4-Hour Special

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– Westwood One is celebrating Independence Day with its annual Celebrate the USA holiday music special featuring multi-platinum Warner Bros. recording artists Dan + Shay, who will host the all-star birthday party for America.

The duo recently performed the global hit on the 2018 CMT Music Awards where its music video, which has accumulated over 22 million views, was awarded Duo Video of the Year. With additional performances of the song at both the 53rdACM Awards (WATCH) and ELLEN earlier this year (WATCH), “Tequila” continues to gain momentum, racking up over 100 million on-demand streams and earning coveted slots on multiple playlists, including Spotify’s Global Viral 50. All four tracks from their forthcoming album – “Tequila,” For more information, contact Country@WestwoodOne.com.

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Chris Moyles Takes Control Of Radio X Digital Billboards Across The UK

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– The team on the Chris Moyles Show have taken over the Radio X digital billboards across the UK, putting up custom messages instead of the standard text. One of the messages was “Dominic Byrne loves sitting on the toilet” which was displayed to people in Leeds, Motherwell, Manchester, Cambridge, Dudley, Sheffield, and more. There was even one of Dominic Byrne in an Everton shirt (soccer) with a caption saying “Dominic Byrne loves Liverpool”. The ads are being used to display “Now Playing” information when not under the control of Moyles, and are created by 8 Outdoor. Read more and see the billboard HERE

Australian Broadcaster Deb Cameron Has Died - Tributes are flowing in for former ABC Sydney presenter and Fairfax journalist Deb Cameron, who has passed away at the age of 60. Deb hosted Mornings on ABC 702 Sydney for four years, taking over from Virginia Trioli in 2007. She signed off for the final time in 2011.

Andy Bush and Richie Firth for Absolute Hometime In London - Absolute Radio is pairing afternoon show presenter Andy Bush with former breakfast co-host Richie Firth – to replace Dave Berry on the station’s Hometime show. The duo will take over the slot from September. They replace Dave Berry, who started on the Bauer national station’s breakfast show last week.

Need an international broadcaster to talk on YOUR show about what’s happening in the UK? – Please call me on +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.u

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SNAPS: Sam Alex Hangin' With Stars At The 6th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival

THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2018 –– Sam Alex, host of Taste Of Country, was present for 6th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, NY.

Alex hosted the Taste of Country Weekend' radio special and hung with stars such as Justin Moore, Danielle Bradbery (shown with Alex), Dustin Lynch, Rodney Atkins, Ashley McBryde.

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IT'S HERE: MSBC/Jacobs Media's First-Ever Talent Questionnaire Now Open For Input

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– It's finally here! The long-awaited Air Talent-On-Air-Talent Questionnaire (AQ) and we want YOU, or the TALENT you manage, to participate! This first-of-its-kind survey of on-air personalities, hosts and teams and their producers is a collaboration between Morning Show Boot Camp and Jacobs Media, with the results being presented at MSBC 30 in Chicago on August 9-10. If you’re on the air or produce a show, you’re exactly who we’d like to participate. If you manage talent, please forward this invite to any and all those you work with who are on-air.

sThis Survey And All Individual Information Provided Is ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL!

No radio companies are involved with this survey. No IDs are used for tracking purposes. Everyone who takes the survey gets the exact same link so there is no way for any personally identifiable information to be tagged to anyone taking the survey. • We don’t share your info with anybody (so taking the survey will not cause SPAM or sales calls). •This is not a short survey, but we think you’ll find it interesting. It may take as long as 15 minutes to complete. We plan to update it every year, and the results will be tracked over time. Click HERE to participate, and many thanks in advance!

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McCartney Confirms 'Carpool' Appearance; Minaj Is Back

Disney Selling ABC News’ Longtime Headquarters As Trouble Looms For Its Stars & Journalists

JUDGE: AT&T Can Complete Merger With Time Warner

Paris Jackson Wipes Graffiti From Hollywood Star Bearing Father’s Name

[WATCH] Kesha Accused Dr. Luke of Raping Katy Perry in Text Message to Lady Gaga

Carrie Underwood To Headline Spotify’s Inaugural Hot Country Live Concert Series

[WATCH] Paul McCartney Confirms ‘Carpool Karaoke' Appearance

[WATCH] Diddy Crashes ‘Drop the Mic’ In Epic Match Between James Corden And Ashton Kutcher

Will Linkin Park Continue Without Chester Bennington?

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Movie Confirmed

Rebel Wilson's Australian Defamation Payout Slashed

Tiffany Haddish, Hollywood's New Comedy Queen

[WATCH] Nicki Minaj Is Back

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SAVE THE DATES: 10th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp Headed To Marina Del Ray In 2019

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Plenty of advance notice for this one as it promises to be one of our biggest and best talk events yet - Mark your calendars for March 7 & 8th, 2019 for the return of Talk Show Boot Camp X to be held at luxurious Marriott Marina Del Ray (former home of the much lauded Radio & Record's TRS - Talk Radio Seminar)

More details will be available in the coming weeks and months, so keep it bookmarked at http://www.talkshowbootcamp.com. Talk Show Boot Camp X is presented by Talentmasters and Gabe Hobbs Media

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Fleetwood Mac Joins Justin Timberlake And More For iHeart's Music Fest Lineup

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– iHeartMedia announced that Fleetwood Mac has been added to the iconic lineup for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. he event will take place on September 21 and 22 at Las Vegas’T-Mobile Arena. This year, the epic two-day event will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd, Logic and more. “It is an honor to be performing at the iHeartRadio Music Festival for our very first time,” said Stevie Nicks. “The beauty of an event like this is that it is a true representation of the power of radio. It’s an opportunity for artists across all genres to share one stage and what we all love most — music!”

Each night, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live for fans via iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets. The CW Network will also exclusively livestream both nights of the festival via CWTV.com and The CW App, and broadcast a two-night television special on October 7 and October 8 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST/PST. Beginning today, June 12 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST. The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, and Tom Poleman.

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Buffalo Celebrates Sandy Beach's 50 Years On Air

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– Entercom Buffalo’s WBEN (WBEN-AM) will celebrate longtime talk-show host Sandy Beach and his 50 year radio career. To celebrate, WBEN and Sandy will welcome special guests and members 7of the local media in studio during his scheduled three-hour talk show, “The Sandy Beach Show.” A reception will be held on-site following the conclusion of the show, where Sandy will be available for interviews with confirmed media.

In-studio guests to include: Joey Reynolds (R), nationally syndicated radio personality Danny Neaverth, former radio personality at WKBW (currently WWKB-AM), Hall of Fame Stan Roberts, former WKBW disc jockey and member of Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame. It takes place today from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET 12:00 p.m.

Sandy began his broadcast career in 1968 as a disc jockey at WKBW in Buffalo and has since held various roles, including music director, program director, talk-show host and Buffalo Bills radio game producer. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

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Kim Carson Returning To Mornings At Sunny 92.3 Chattanooga

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– Kim Carson is returning to Chattanooga's Sunny 92.3 for mornings beginning June 25th reports Newschannel9. There she'll join wit co-host James Howard (L). Carson spent five years with Sunny 92.3 from 2011 to 2016 along with James and Luther Masingill.

Sunny 92.3 Station Manager & Director of Programming Danny Howard says that there's some new content planned for the Morning Show: "The Sunny 92.3 Morning Show will be adding several fresh, fun and entertaining segments while continuing our commitment to our community. We’ll also continue to offer the widest variety of music in the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia area."

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Greg Tillotson Joins Cumulus As OM Over Pensacola Cluster

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –- Cumulus Media has appointed Greg Tillotson as Operations Manager for its Pensacola, FL, radio stations: WMEZ-FM, WJTQ-FM, WCOA-AM, WXBM-FM and WRRX-FM. Tillotson will also serve WMEZ-FM, WJTQ-FM, and WCOA-AM as Program Director. Tillotson has over 20 years’ radio experience, and joins Cumulus from Mapleton Communications, where he was Station Manager/Operations Manager/Program Director for its three-station cluster in Spokane, WA. Prior to that, he held positions as Brand Manager/Marketing and Promotions/Assistant Operations Manager for TownSquare Media in Billings, MT, and was Group Program Director/IT Director for Alaska Broadcast Communications’ nine stations in Southeast Alaska and seven stations in TexArkana, AR.

Jackie Rinker, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Pensacola, said: “We are thrilled to have Greg Tillotson joining the programming team of Cumulus Radio Group, Pensacola as our Operations Manager/Program Director. Greg’s track record of success and his drive and expertise will perfectly serve the needs of our market.” Tillotson said: "I am excited to start a new adventure in Pensacola. I want to thank Jackie Rinker and Doug Hamand for giving me the opportunity. I can't wait to get started."

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PODCASTS: iHeart Goes 'Inside The Studio' With Music's Biggest Stars

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– iHeart launched 'iHeartRadio Presents: Inside the Studio, a new original podcast series that features intimate conversations with music’s biggest stars. The podcast aired its first episode yesterday with guest Mike Shinoda of American rock band Linkin Park. Inside the Studio will also air this weekend on iHeartMedia Alt-Rock broadcast radio stations across the country. “iHeartRadio is known for its relationships with the biggest musical acts on the planet. With this podcast, we’re taking those relationships to an even deeper, more personal level,” said Chris Peterson, Senior Vice President of Podcasting for iHeartMedia. “The conversations on Inside the Studio will make fans feel like they’re in the room with their favorite artists as they talk openly about their lives and their music. It’s intimate and it’s real, and we couldn’t be prouder to introduce this series to fans everywhere.”

Inside the Studio is written and hosted by Joe Levy, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and correspondent for Access Hollywood who also makes frequent appearances on The Today Show and CBS This Morning. The podcast is produced by iHeartRadio and Audiation. “I’m thrilled be a part of iHeartRadio’s newest project, which tears down the walls between artists and fans,” said Levy. “Speaking with these musicians one-on-one is a dream for listeners, and for me. I want to have a candid, in-depth dialogue about our guests’ music and their lives. Podcasts are personal, which is why they’re the perfect format for these interviews.”

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SNAPS: WWO Talkers Join With WLS 89 Chicago For 'Politics And A Pint' Event

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– Last Wednesday, June 6, Westwood One and WMAL-AM/Washington, DC talker Chris Plante of The Chris Plante Show joined WLS 890/Chicago’s “Politics And A Pint” event at Rock ‘N Ravioli in Evanston, IL. The evening was emceed by WLS 890 morning show hosts Big John (R) and Ramblin’ Ray (L). The capacity-crowd audience engaged with Plante while he discussed everything politics and current events.

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Mercedes' Show Airs Outside For 'Golden Knights' Appreciation Banner Signing

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– Mercedes in the Morning, Mix 94.1 Las Vegas, broadcast live for the entirely of their show, outside the studio yesterday to invite the public to sign an appreciation banner for its hockey team. Not only was it a fairy tale season, but this team brought the community together from 1 October and beyond. We are united in a way we've never been, and many local residents needed an outlet to tell these players how much it has meant to them.

Two local news teams covered the story from the ground and also the sky. Due to high demand, they brought the banner to the practice rink, City National Arena, in the evening to give listeners a second chance to sign the banner and write a personalized message which will be presented to he team.

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Johnjay & Rich's #LoveUp Foundation Donates 100 Laptops For Foster Kids

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 20918 –– The Johnjay and Rich #LoveUp Foundation and the Arizona Department of Child Safety surprised a group of graduating eighth-grade foster children with brand new Chromebook laptop computers through a new pilot program that aims to put technology in the hands of kids in Arizona’s foster care system. With a generous grant from the Scottsdale Active 20-30 Club, #LoveUp purchased $22,000 worth of technology for the DCS pilot program. The 100 laptops will be distributed this summer to foster children who have been nominated by their DCS case managers.

“The #LoveUp Foundation is proud to continue our partnership with Arizona Department of Child Safety," said foundation founder Johnjay Van Es. "Foster children deserve to have the same advantages as other kids. If we can help make this happen, we are serving our mission to the best of our abilities." #LoveUp co-founder Rich Berra said, “This program is groundbreaking. Putting technology and training into the hands of these kids will pave the way for their education and their futures.” Pictured from left to right: DCS Deputy Director Shalom Jacobs; #LoveUp Foundation founder, Johnjay Van Es; foster youth posing with their new laptops; #LoveUp Foundation co-founder, Rich Berra; and DCS Director Greg McKay.

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Midwest Communications On The Hunt For Evansville Operations Manager

THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2018 –– Duke Wright’s Midwest Communications, a privately owned company, is hiring for the position of Operations Manager for our Evansville, IN cluster. After 13 years, our Operations Manager is moving to another location. You will be responsible for the continued success of award -winning and market leader heritage AC WIKY -FM, in addition, CHR Hot 96 WSTO -FM, Classic Rock WABX, and Classic County WLFW -FM.

Midwest Communications is the dominant operator in Evansville boasting a collective 40.1 share 12+. Evansville offers a low cost of living, a growing economy and a great place to raise a family! Evansville is the commercial, medical, and cultural hub of Southwestern Indiana and the Illinois -Indiana -Kentucky tri-state are . We’re looking for a focused, experienced leader to grow talent, be a talent, brilliant at music scheduling, collaborate to maximize sales opportunities and successfully grow all digital platforms. To join our superb team and seize this rare opportunity , please submit your air check and resume to Vice President/Market Manager Tim Huelsing at mwc.ops@mwcradio.com or mail to Tim’s attention at 1 162 Mt. Auburn Road, Evansville, IN 47720. Midwest Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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To 'B' Or Not To 'B'; Moby Selling Album Collection For Charity

Wendys Reacts To iHOP Name Change

[WATCH] Alec Baldwin Thinks He Could 'Absolutely' Beat Trump In An Election

Looks Like Google’s Going To Launch A Podcast App

[WATCH] NBC Mulls ‘Megyn Kelly Today’ Move To New Slot

[WATCH] Moby Selling His Entire Record Collection For Charity

[WATCH] Could Meghan Markle Earn Emmy Nomination For Her Final Season of 'Suits'?

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Now the First $2 Billion Summer Hit

Kevin Spacey Set To Star In His First Film Since Harassment Accusations

[WATCH] 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

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[LISTEN] Jamie Dupree Returns To The Air With An Assist From New Technology

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THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Cox Media Washington DC correspondent Jamie Dupree is back on the air thanks to a new technological solution that involves the use of old tape recordings. According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, Dupree was sidelined from News 95.5 and AM 750 WSB for two years due to a rare vocal condition called tongue protrusion dystonia, which causes his tongue to get in the way of him speaking normally. Dupree sought medical solutions nationwide to no avail. Internally, Dupree’s employer Cox Media Group sought a technological solution and found a Scottish company called CereProc, which used years of archived Dupree audio and built a voice for him.

When paired with a text-to-speech application, he will start providing audio stories next week to Cox radio stations. As Dupree noted in his blog note today, it sounds a little robotic but it is his voice. He dubbed it: “Jamie Dupree 2.0.” Dupree has been working for Cox for nearly 30 years. Link HERE for full story, plus sample of audio - PHOTO/Dupree 1

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‘Mobshot’ Podcast Being Eyed For TV With K-Earth's Gary Bryan To Produce

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THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Deadline reports that L.A. morning radio vet Gary Bryan is set to produce 'Mobshot: My Life In The Mafia the podcast, now being eyed for a TV Series. The podcast and audiobook (the latter published last year by Radio Genius) centers on the life of Vince Ciacci (L) a longtime member of New York’s Little Italy gang who went from tormented child to feared criminal and eventually to redemption.

Gary Bryan, host of KRTH-FM’s morning show for over 15 years, serves as executive producer on the series project. The pilot and series bible was penned by John Murphy (Emmy winner for CBS’ The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation).

Ciacci, who now lives in Los Angeles, will also serve as an executive producer.

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The Morning Show With Cruise & Julia To Debut June 18th On AMP 98.7 Detroit

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Entercom announced the launch of a new morning show on 98.7 AMP Radio (WDZH-FM) in Detroit to be hosted by Chris Cruise and Julia Lepidi. “The Morning Show with Cruise and Julia” will air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET., beginning Monday, June 18. “As the leaders in live, local, original audio content, we are excited to bring our community a new show to tune in to while getting their day started,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Detroit. “I’m looking forward to hearing Chris and Julia on air together. They have a chemistry that will have listeners laughing out loud and are sure to make for a great morning tandem. I look forward to their success in Detroit.”

“Ever since I started in radio, my endgame has always been to land in my hometown of Detroit,” said Cruise. “It means the world to me that I get to come back to the “Comeback City” and do what I love. Can’t wait for coney dogs.” “Hearing mornings in Detroit as a kid is what sparked my fire for radio,” Lepidi said. “WDZH has been my home since the beginning of my career, and I’m thrilled to be working with Chris to create something unique and special in Detroit.” Chris Cruise is a Detroit native and comes to WDZH having previously worked at WOW 104.3 in Boise, I.D. Lepidi has been a night show host at WDZH since 2015.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Steve Bearance Named MM For Alpha Louisville

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Alpha Media, Louisville, KY has named Steve Bearance, Senior Vice President and Market Manager. Steve was previously the Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Buffalo, NY. Prior to Buffalo, Steve was Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Broadcasting in Lexington, KY.

“I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to join the leadership team at Alpha Media and look forward to getting my family back to the great state of Kentucky. I want to specifically thank Bob Proffitt and Bill McElveen for giving me this opportunity to continue my personal and professional growth,” remarked Bearance.

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iHeart Launches Real Talk 910AM Progressive Talk San Francisco; Debuts ESPN Ashville

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– iHeart San Francisco announced the launch of the progressive talk station, “Real Talk 910." The station will feature a programming line-up lead by Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartman and Norman Goldman, along with popular consumer expert Clark Howard. The station will launch at 6 a.m. today June 12. In addition to a nationally-syndicated talk show line-up, Real Talk 910 will also introduce its millions of listeners to new podcast content, beginning with the iHeartRadio “Daily Dive” news podcast. Additional podcast originated content will be added to weekend programming in the weeks to come.

“Hosts like Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartman, and Norman Goldman have a history in the market from a time that was nowhere near as politically charged as today’s environment,” said Don Parker, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia San Francisco. “Given their alignment with the liberal-leaning make-up of The Bay Area, we believe they will resonate well with listeners.

Over to the east, iHM announced today the debut of the new ESPN Asheville 92.9 FM/880 AM/1400 AM, First for Sports in Western North Carolina, effective immediately. ESPN Asheville 92.9 FM/880 AM/1400 AM will broadcast the ESPN Radio lineup featuring Golic and Wingo in the mornings. In addition, the regionally syndicated, David Glenn Show will air from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and The Paul Finebaum Show is in the 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. time slot. ESPN Asheville is also the new home for University of North Carolina Football and Basketball.

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Alpha Fredericksburg Drops Vibe For Live

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Alpha Media Fredericksburg, VA announced the launch of LIVE 99.3. The station, formally 99.3 The Vibe (WVBX-FM), will target the 18-49 demo.

Alpha Media, Fredericksburg Market Manager, Beth Vickers commented on the announcement saying, “We are very excited to have launched a radio station in Fredericksburg that plays the hit music of today's hottest artists -- Big thanks to our Music Director DJ 2Much and Promotions/Marketing Director, Steffanie Atkins for all of their hard work to make this happen," remarked Bill West, Alpha Media, Fredericksburg Operations Manager.

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HONORS: SBS' Content Chief Bianc Alarcon Honored By Puerto Rican Community

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) announced its Head of Content Development, Bianca Alarcon was honored for her continuous support to the Puerto Rican community. Alarcon was presented with “2018 Communication and Philanthropy Award” at the 116th Street Festival in New York on Saturday, June 9th.

Ms. Alarcon joined efforts with SBS’s management group, who sponsored an airlift and cruise shipment with over 100,000 pounds of food and supplies raised by the company’s South Florida and New York Radio and TV stations. Ms. Alarcon joined Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) as an Art Director, and has been the Head of Content Development since 2017.

“From New York to Puerto Rico. This award does not belong to me. It belongs to the 4,654 + who lost their lives, to those who still do not have light nor water, and those who lost their homes. This is for all the people of Puerto Rico. I love you very much and I’ll see you soon. #PuertoRicoSeLevanta,” stated Alarcon

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WWO News Receives Sigma Delta Chi Award For Las Vegas Coverage

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– On Friday night, Westwood One News received the Sigma Delta Chi award for Westwood One News’ breaking news coverage of the Las Vegas shooting last year. The award was presented at the Society of Professional Journalists dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Westwood One News was the only commercial and network radio winner. The award was accepted by Bart Tessler, EVP News/Talk, Westwood One (R) and Kevin DeLany, VP News/Talk, Westwood One (shown left)

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Radio's Art Vuolo Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award At Talker's

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– Radio's 'Best Friend' Art Vuolo swears he didn't crack a tear, but last week in New York he was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award during the Talkers Event.

This follows recent news that The Radio Hall of Fame located within the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago is developing a permanent exhibit, 'A History of the American Disc Jockey' with Vuolo's vast collection video archives on display. Art is shown left with Talker's Michael Harrison.

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New Country 92.3'S Stacey and Jonah's 'One Pet, One Vet' Drive Exceeds Goal

THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2018 –– 92.3 St. Louis' Stacey and Jonah set the goal of raising $20,000 for “Got Your Six” to purchase a service dog for a LOCAL vet suffering from PTSD. “Got Your Six” Support Dogs helps veterans and first-responders who have risked their lives serving our country, and was developed out of the need of veterans and first-responders requesting PTSD service dogs, when all other methods of treatment have failed. The organization’s mission is to help our men and women regain their lives through the healing power of dogs.

Stacey and Jonah blew past the initial goal of raising $20,000 – ultimately, the St. Louis station sponsors and listeners raised $31,250 to purchase a service dog for a LOCAL vet suffering with PTSD, through “Got Your Six” Support Dogs in Collinsville, Illinois. St. Louis Vice President and Market Manager John Kijowski adds, “I couldn’t be more grateful for the listeners of New Country 92.3 and of the entire Home team for making this happen in five days.

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Ariana Grande Engaged; Anthony Bourdain's Mother Opens Up

Barbara Streisand Reveals New Version Of 1976 ‘A Star Is Born’ To Debut On Netflix

[WATCH] Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson Engaged

[WATCH] Anthony Bourdain’s Mother Speaks Out About His Tragic Death

[WATCH] David Cassidy’s Ex Not Pleased With Tell-All Documentary

[WATCH] Apple Offers Peek At Inaugural Episode of Second Season Opener For "Carpool Karaoke"

[WATCH] Kanye West On 'Celebrity Family Feud'

Jane Fonda To Receive France's Prestigious Lumière Award

[WATCH] Amazon Releases First Look At 'Jack Ryan' With John Krasinski

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Entercom Announces New Call Letters for Alt 92.3 NYC

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2018 –– Entercom shared new call letters for ALT 92.3. WNYL-FM is New York’s New Alternative. Listeners can tune in to ALT 92.3 WNYL-FM in New York on-air, as well as nationwide on the Radio.com app. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

ALT 92.3 is a part of Entercom, a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the country.

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SYNDICATION: Sean Airs From Singapore

sPremiere Networks syndicated personality Sean Hannity will host his top-rated, nationally-syndicated radio program The Sean Hannity Show from Singapore all next week to cover the historic June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un. Hannity, who was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018, will also host his prime-time FOX News program Hannity on location in Singapore from June 11-13. Hannity fans can follow him on Twitter @SeanHannity for real-time updates during the week-long broadcast special, including breaking news and guest appearances.

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Cort Johnson Rejoins 101.9 KINK as APD/PM Drive Host

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2018 –– Cort Johnson, a 20-plus-year broadcast veteran, will rejoin the staff of Alpha Media Portland’s heritage AAA station 101.9 KINK FM as Assistant Program Director and afternoon drive host. Cort commented, “I'm thrilled for this opportunity. KINK is a true Portland institution, as unique as the city itself. The opportunity to work alongside Ronnie Stanton, Lisa Decker and Scott Mahalick makes it even better.”

Cort started his radio career at his high school radio station. He then attended Brigham Young University, followed by a stint in the promotions department for Salt Lake City’s KENZ (Citadel). At KENZ, he rose to the role of morning show host and APD. In 2011, Johnson moved to Portland, OR, where he worked on Alpha Media stations KINK (morning show host) and FM News 101 KXL (reporter/anchor). Most recently, Cort worked on Alpha Media’s corporate digital content team.

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WAKY Radio Celebrates 60th Anniversary

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2018 –– The Courier-Journal published an amazing look back at the legendary top-40 WAKY as it celebrates 60 years on-air. "WAKY put the crazy in Louisville's rock 'n' roll radio," writes Jeffrey Lee Puckett of the journal. At 790 AM, kids back in the day cruised past its Fourth Street studio (shown above) on their way to Kingfish and back again. As Louisville's first Top 40 rock 'n' roll station, WAKY held court in grand style until the rise of FM. Johnny Randolph, the man who many credit with making WAKY a powerhouse, is still there, now playing classics from 3-7 p.m.

During its reign, the station featured and an amazing cast of on-air talent and programmers. Among the many included Bill Bailey (TL) that began in 1970. Others included Jarl Mohn, then known as Lee Masters, now president and CEO of NPR He also founded the E! Network and was an executive at MTV and VH1. Coyote Calhoun was WAKY's Wolfman Jack. Then, of course, the iconic Gary Burbank (BL) who went on to national fame through his Earl Pitts character, plus stints at WNOE New Orleans, CKLW Detroit and Cincinnati's WLW. Newsmen Len King and Mike Summers founded CNN Radio for Ted Turner while Al Smith became Turner's Director of Broadcast Operations, overseeing his television and radio empires. Even the station's freelancers were stars-to-be: Southern High School student Dan Mason contributed sports reports and went on to be CEO of CBS Radio.

The station also had its share of legendary PDs, in addition to Randolph, others included Mike McVay, now EVP of Content and Prog. for Cumulus show at right with (Top Row) Tom Prestigiacomo (Afternoons at WAKY), Tom Genetti (Epic Records Rep), Charlie Daniels, McVay (PD WAKY/WVEZ, Louisville). (Bottom Row) (Unknown Artist Manager) Daryl Douglas (Middays at WAKY) - Photos Courtesy of John Quincy - Read entire piece HERE

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Where It All Began, Kellar Radio Talent Institute Begins Today In Boone, NC

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2018 –– The place where it all started, The Kellar Radio Talent Institute Begins Today at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. In the coming ten-days over 40 veteran broadcasters from Beasley Media Group, Entercom, Curtis Media, iHeart, Capitol Broadcasting, and others will be leading sessions. Twenty-five students from four universities have been accepted into the Institute. “It’s invigorating to all of us to see so many students with a desire for a career in radio," says event founder Dan Vallie (shown inset at recent GAB in Atlanta) "The talent is there , and they are as excited as you and I were when we got in to the industry, and the collaborative effort from the industry shows the commitment to young talent and the future of the industry.”

Organizations and companies supporting the Kellar Radio Talent Institute and the National Radio Talent System include North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, Benztown, and VCreative. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute at Appalachian State University starts in NC as the Beasley Radio Talent Institute continues this week at Emerson College in Boston, with the TAB Radio Talent Institute beginning next week at the University of Tennessee. 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@NationalRadioTalentSys tem.com or call 704-246-8185 , or visit www.NationalRadioTalentSystem.com

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WLS-AM Teams With Chicago's Auto Assn. For Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2018 –– Cumulus Media Chicago talker WLS-AM 890, has partnered with the Chicago Automobile Association (CATA) to create Chicago’s newest radio show all about the city’s storied car culture. The show, “DriveChicago”, will air on WLS-AM 890 and at wlsam.com on Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:00am and will debut on June 9th. From new cars to classic cars, from racing to technology, “DriveChicago” will deliver a lively and frank discussion of everything automotive.

Hosted by familiar Chicago radio news anchor Jennifer Keiper (shown left with Steve Dahl) and backed by long-time automotive expert Mark Bilek and enthusiast Jim OBrill, “DriveChicago” promises to deliver dynamic coverage of the automotive industry including new vehicle reviews, in-depth interviews with industry experts, tips for maintaining your vehicle and insight into new trends and technologies – all while having some fun along the way. Please see the attached release for details.

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SNAPS: KOPN Tops Guinness World Record For Most Interviews

THE MOUTH, JUN 11TH, 2018 –– Columbia Missouri's KOPN host Sean Spence is all smiles after breaking the Guinness World Record for the most radio interviews in 24 hours on Sunday reports The Columbia Missourian. Spence broke the previous record of 347, with local residents lining up inside the radio station for interviews.

After only eight hours, the station had completed about half of the number of interviews needed to break the record. Spence had 24 hours to interview more than 347 people on air. Spence asked each interviewee five questions before moving on to the next. He kept a list of over 1,000 questions on hand to help keep questions unique.

The line for interviews was so long, not everyone was able to be interviewed before the 24 hours was up.

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EVENTS : Paul Stanley Joins Bailey & Southside For 2nd Annual B*****D's Day

THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2018 –– Father’s Day is a day to honor all the dads out there. But some never had a dad in their life or don’t even know who he is. Like host Jason Bailey of Rock 100.5 FM Atlanta/WNNX’s morning show Bailey and Southside. He never knew his father. So that’s why Friday, June 15th Bailey and Southside will host Atlanta’s 2nd Annual B**tard’s Day BBQ featuring rock star Paul Stanley of KISS. The KISS legend is in town to promote his art exhibit. Listeners are invited to watch the broadcast which includes live music from the all veteran band Distinct Grace and their Battle of the Dad Bands finalists, food and drink from Pontoon Brewing

Last week Bailey and Southside qualified 5 b**tards and 5 fathers on-air and heard their stories for a chance to compete in speed fathering and the B**tard’s Day Games. In the speed fathering segment, each father has to quickly give their best “dad advice” to each of the 5 b**tards. The final competition, the B**tard’s Day Games, consists of 5 events for a chance to win the grand prize of a Kamado Joe grill. The games will be streamed via Facebook Live - PHOTO/from 2017 event

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2018 Tony Awards Winners; First Look At 'First Man'

 

The 2018 Tony Award Winners

Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dead at 68

Anthony Bourdain Books Dominate Best-Seller Lists Following Death

Suicide Prevention Calls Increase After Spade, Bourdain Deaths

[WATCH] HBO Releases Trailer For Robin Williams Documentary

[WATCH] Paul McCartney Joins James Corden in Liverpool

[WATCH] Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna Collaboration?

Teresa Giudice Wows at Bodybuilding Competition

Vince Vaughn arrested in California on DUI, Resisting Address

[WATCH] Ryan Gosling Takes His First Steps on the Moon as Neil Armstrong in 'First Man'

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[WATCH] Joy Taylor Joins Cowherd Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 20918 –– As announced live on yesterday's The Herd with Colin Cowherd , Joy Taylor will join the FOX Sports Radio/FS1 program as news anchor, effective Monday, June 18. Taylor, who will leave her role as moderator of FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, replaces Kristine Leahy, who announced plans in April to host her own FS1 show this Fall. The announcement comes on the heels a new podcast milestone for The Herd -- total podcast listens for the program grew to a record 9 million for the month of May, as measured by ART19.

Airing simultaneously on FOX Sports Radio, iHeartRadio and FS1 from 12-3 PM ET, The Herd with Colin Cowherd can be heard on more than 200 stations nationwide, FS1, The Herd with Colin Cowherd channel on iHeartRadio, FOX Sports channel 83 on SiriusXM, as well as podcasts on multiple platforms. WATCH OFFICIAL WELCOME HERE

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Ben Roethlisberger Extends With 93.7 The Fan Philly

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2018 –– Entercom announced an extension of its relationship with Pittsburgh Steelers great, Ben Roethlisberger. The two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback will continue to provide football commentary sduring the National Football League season on “The Ben Roethlisberger Show” on 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) for a sixth season. The show will air within “The Cook and Poni Show” every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. ET throughout the 2018 NFL season, beginning September 4.

“We’re excited to welcome Ben back to The Fan for another stimulating season of football talk,” said Michael Spacciapolli, Interim Market Manager, Entercom Pittsburgh. “With Ben’s keen insight and candid approach, “The Ben Roethlisberger Show” with Cook and Poni is a must listen every Tuesday during the season.” 93.7 The Fan is Pittsburgh’s top-rated and only FM sports radio station, featuring local 24/7 sports talk and informative programs, along with play-by-play of the Pittsburgh Pirates and University of Pittsburgh Panther football and men’s basketball.

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The Bert Show's Bert Weiss, Kevin & Taylor, Jamie Dupree Among Nominees For 2018 Georgia Radio HOF

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2018 –– Bert Weiss, host of Yea Network's syndicated The Bert Show, has been nominated as a Career Achievement candidate in to the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. Weiss is one of 18 nominees along side Silas Alexander, Vernon Arnold, Edgar Champagne, Jamie Dupree, Mitch Faulkner, Steve Mitchell, Bob Neil, David Nolan, Dennis O’Hayer, Myrna Taylor Ransom, Eric Seidel, Bill Shanks, Laura Starling, Rob Stadler, Kevin Avery and Taylor Scott and Jeff Winter.

“We started The Bert Show over 17 years ago and I couldn’t have ever imagined this would even be a possibility” says Weiss. “We’re so lucky to be able to do what we get to do, and it’s all because of the amazing community of listeners we have.” Weiss has been an influential figure in the radio industry for many years. In March 2001, he joined Atlanta's Q100 to launch his show after stints on-air in San Diego, Washington D.C. and Dallas. The Bert Show, a community driven show, has increased its listenership steadily to become an influential fixture atop morning ratings in the market. Weiss and his team are known for being outspoken for a cause, as well as leaders in mobilizing listeners to make an impact.

Starting on July 1, eligible members of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame will be able to vote for their three favorite candidates, unlike past years that only allowed voters to choose one candidate. The 12th annual induction ceremony will be held on October 20, 2018 at the Callaway Conference Center in LaGrange, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.grhof.com

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Philly's 97.5 The Fanatic Unveils New On-Air Summer Lineup

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2018 –– Beasley unveiled 97.5 The Fanatic’s new summer lineup in Philadelphia - Eytan Shander and Jamie Lynch lead off mornings at 5am - 6am-10am Anthony Gargano and the Morning Guys - 10am-2pm Harry Mayes and Jason Myrtetus - 2pm-6pm The Mike Missanelli Show - 6-9pm Devon & Geoff - 9pm-12am Joe Tordy

“Beasley is a content first company,” said Executive Vice President of Programming Justin Chase. “We’re always looking to elevate our local personalities to key dayparts. Eytan, Jamie, Devon, Geoff, and Joe are all outstanding and we expect great things from them this Summer on The Fanatic!”

“We are very excited about our summer line up here at 97.5 The Fanatic,” said Eric Johnson, director of Sports Content.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Chris Walus Named DOS For Adams Salisbury/Ocean City

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2018 –– Adams Radio Group has named Chris Walus Director of Sales for its Salisbury-Ocean City, MD cluster. Chris for the past nine years served as regional President & Market Manager for Iheart Radio for Wilmington /Dover Salisbury - Ocean City. Prior to that Chris was in a similar capacity in the same region for Benchmark Communications. Chris began his career with Capital Broadcasting and has also worked with CBS Radio.

Chris commented on his appointment “ I am excited to be joining Adams Radio in Salisbury - Ocean City, the market I have enjoyed working in since 1992! Adams has five great brands, three of which have been in the same format for 30 years, a rarity these days! The Adams vision commitment to community service and the live and local aspect of their products sets the company apart and this is what I have missed the most. I could not be more excited to be back on the street with a sale staff!"

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iHeart & OZY Media Announce Partnership

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2018 –– iHeartMedia and OZY Media announced a creative multiyear partnership leveraging OZY Media’s compelling news and storytelling capabilities and iHeartMedia’s national cross-platform network to reach hundreds of millions of consumers across the country. Beginning today, OZY stories on a range of topics from politics, to culture to technology to sports, will be featured in iHeartMedia’s top-rated morning shows across 150 markets in the U.S. The new partnership also includes promotion across iHeartMedia’s multiplatform network including radio, digital, social and live events.

In addition, OZY Media’s hit podcast series “The Thread,” which takes listeners through nearly a century of great American stories, will join iHeartRadio, the free all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live radio streaming service – which is available across more than 250 device platforms. OZY Media recently announced their third primetime television series with PBS, Breaking Big, profiling 12 celebrities and influencers and telling the stories of how they “broke big.” The series premieres on Friday, June 15th at 8:30pm ET.

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EVENTS: KSHE 95's Rock N’ Roll Bike Show

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 208 –– On Saturday, June 16, KSHE 95 St. Louis invites the public to come out to see the best in vintage, cruiser, sport, and custom motorcycles. The KSHE 95 Rock ‘N Roll Bike Show starts at 11 am and lasts until 3 pm.

The 2018 KSHE 95 Rock N’ Roll Bike Show is brought to you by: Missouri Division of Roadway Safety – Buckle Up Phone Down! and St. Charles Harley-Davidson For more information about the upcoming KSHE 95 Rock N’ Roll Bike Show, contact KSHE Promotions Director Kristen Lewis at 314-983-6000 or Klewis@kshe95.com, or visit www.kshe95.com.

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CONDOLENCES: Jeff Beck, Of Jeff & Jeff Fame, Passes Away

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2018 –– The Jeff & Jeff show was a staple of Richmond radio. Jeff Beck and Jeff McKee hosted the morning show from 1990 to 2001. They revived the show in 2012 with 96.9 The Rock, WWUZ–FM, in Fredericksburg. Earlier this year, McKee was involved with creating a new station called Boomtown Richmond. According to Fredericksburg.com, Beck was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of cancer affecting the brain, last year, and he succumbed to the illness Monday. He was 66 and would have turned 67 this coming Sunday.

“We became over time a local institution, and we felt a great responsibility for the people who were our community,” McKee said. The duo would be inducted into the Richmond Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2006.

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SNAPS: Loren & Wally Entertain Beasley Talent Institute In Boston

THE MOUTH, JUNE 8TH, 2018 –– As is the tradition on Friday during Dan Vallie's College Talent Institute's, students get to observe a live show as part of its curriculum. This morning during the inaugural Beasley Radio Talent Institute students were treated to a live show from 105.7/WROR's Loren & Wally Show during day 5 of the Beasley Radio Talent Institute.

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'Parts Unknown's' Anthony Bourdain Passes Away At 61

Anthony Bourdain Dies: Chef & Host Of CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Was 61

[WATCH] American Idol Auditions Cities and Dates Announced

[WATCH] It's Official: 'Legally Blonde 3' Is Happening

[WATCH] Jim Carrey Returns to TV as a Children’s Show Host

Several Advertisers Hit Pause After Samantha Bee ‘Full Frontal’ Apology

HIDE THE CHILDREN: Kate Upton Tops the 2018 Maxim Hot 100

Dave Chappelle, Kate McKinnon and More to Appear on New Season of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

[LISTEN] Prince Estate Announces New Album Piano & A Microphone: 1983, Shares Song

How Jessica Chastain Emerged as a Leader for Gender Equality

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Just Days Away From Your Chance To Participate In MSBC's 1st-Ever 'AQ'

THE MOUTH, June 6th, 2018 –– Coming Soon, Jacobs Media will begin to survey hundreds of on-air talent – from morning shows to talk hosts and other dayparts and will become the first-ever 'AQ', Air-Talent Questionnaire aiming exclusively at those behind the mic! Be among the first to participate in this first-ever talent study containing CONFIDENTIAL feedback from radio personalities across the country.

Jacobs Media, presenters of the highly anticipated Techsurvey 2018 and whose studies have been quoted throughout the media world, will provide data unlike any ever seen before - from content to contests, from preparation to PPM to promotions, every aspect of doing a successful show in today's new media landscape will researched. The results will be revealed at MSBC30 in Chicago this summer. If you have questions you’d like to see included in the study, contact Jacobs Media’s Research Director Jason Hollins at Jason@JacobsMedia.com. Watch for an invitation to CONFIDENTIALLY take part in in this survey in the weeks ahead.

MSBC 30 COMING ATTRACTION: 'Would You STILL Rather' Presented By REELWORLD

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WGN Chicago Shuffles Lineup

Justin Kaufmann Shifts To Mornings; Andrea Darlas Teams With Patti Vasquez For Nights

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2018 –– WGN Radio Chicago announced that its own Justin Kaufmann will join the weekday morning Steve Cochran Show. The show’s cast will include Kaufmann, Dave Eanet, Mary Sandberg Boyle, Steve Grzanich, Mary Van De Velde, Joe Romano and Pete Zimmerman. Current morning co-host Andrea Darlas (BL) will join Patti Vasquez (BR) as co-host and news anchor of The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas, weekdays from 7pm to 11pm, or 10pm to 1am when preempted by sports play-by-play. “Our nights will be filled with intelligent conversations about the stuff that matters from two very compelling born and bred Chicago women,” said Todd Manley Station Manager and Vice President of Content.

Cochran added, “I have mixed emotions. I’ll miss Andrea but I’m excited for her and Patti. And it will be great to have Justin on the show. He’s smart, funny, and inexplicably willing to get up at a ridiculous hour.” In addition, The Nick Digilio Show will be expanded by one-hour, starting at 1am. The Download with Justin Kaufmann will continue to release new shows on demand through iTunes and wgnradio.com.

Effective Monday, June 18, 2018, WGN Radio’s weekday programming schedule is: The Opening Bell, 5am – 6am Steve Cochran Show, 6am – 10am Bill and Wendy Show, 10am – Noon and streaming Noon – 1pm Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand, Noon – 1pm John Williams Show, 1pm – 3pm Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes, 3pm – 7pm The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas, 7pm – 11pm* Nick Digilio Show, 1am – 5am.

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SYNDICATION: Sarah Morgan Returns To Lex & Terry Show; Byford Joins Cumulus

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2018 –– United Stations Radio Networks announced as of this week, Sarah Morgan has rejoined The Lex & Terry Morning Show. Morgan spent seven (7) years with the highly-rated and highly regarded Lex & Terry show before departing for a career on board a Carnival Cruise liner, but this week the popular former member of the show staff is once again a current member of the program. Sarah Morgan comes back to the show in a role as full-time on-air contributor.

Regarding her return, Lex & Terry said, “Sarah is a content machine. She was beloved and revered on the show for many years and it’s fantastic to welcome her back.” Morgan fills a hole in the show’s on-air lineup that was created by the departure of Krystina Byford who had been with the show for the past two years. Byford is joining the Creative/Production department at the Cumulus cluster in Dallas to work on the Country outlet KSCS-FM as well as KTCK “The Ticket.' Lex & Terry first teamed up on the air at WFYV-FM, Jacksonville in 1992. The two had a successful morning show locally in Jacksonville and then in 1997 decided to take the program into national syndication. The show eventually moved their broadcast operations to Dallas, TX, which still serves at the hometown for their studios. For info, contact at USRN: Andy Denemark andyd@unitedstations.com 212.536.3603

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[WATCH] Ellen K Gets Support From TV's 'The Talk' In Bid For NRHOF Award

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THE MOUTH, JUN7TH, 2018 –– No stranger to TV, KOST-FM LA's highly rated morning host Ellen K enlisted the support of TV's 'The Talk' in getting the vote for this year's National Radio Hall of Fame public voting which began this week. That's Elswlen top left and shown in circle giving host Julie Chen and cast the details on how to vote, plus chatting about pop--star Shawn Mendez. The nominees for Music Format On-Air Personality are Ellen K, Kid Kelly, Angie Martinez, and John Tesh. Fans will have until 11:59 p.m. EST June 18 where they can vote for one personality in each category online at www.radiovote.com or via text to 96000 accordingly: Message and data rates may apply. Music Format On-Air Personality For Ellen K, text “100” WATCH HERE

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'Voice' Of The Howard Stern Show Ron Tarrant Joins ReelWorld

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2018 –– ReelWorld has hired Ron Tarrant as a full-time member of their production team. Ron was most recently Head Imaging & Sound Designer for The Howard Stern Show. In addition to writing, producing, composing and sound design duties, Ron was the voice of The Howard Stern Show/Channels. He will continue voicing Howard 100/101.

Prior to his 2.5 year stint in New York City, Ron worked for Canadian broadcaster Rogers Radio. His early career with Rogers saw him help shape the imaging for stations in markets including Edmonton and Calgary before being named National Imaging Producer and Creative Director for their flagship CHR Station, Kiss 92.5 in Toronto. ReelWorld’s Director of Imaging Robbie Ehrbar said, “A talent like Ron doesn’t come along every day. We are genuinely excited to add his creative mind and proven production skills to the ReelWorld family. Plus he’s Canadian and really really nice”. Ron added, “I’m so excited for this opportunity to work with the amazing team of producers at ReelWorld and add my talents to their world-class imaging and station branding services. And to explain ‘icing’ once and for all”. Ron and his fiancé Dawn have relocated back to his hometown of Calgary and he is currently in the process of setting up “ReelWorld Studio Eh”.

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NETWORKS: ABC News To Cover North Korea Summit Direct From Singapore

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2018 –– ABC's George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Martha Raddatz, Jonathan Karl will provide special coverage of the North Korea summit from Singapore beginning Sunday, June 10, 2018 on the ABC Television Network and ABC News Digital. Comprehensive coverage will be available on ABCNews.com, ABC News social pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and the ABC News OTT and mobile apps. ABC News Radio will provide extensive coverage of the North Korea summit anchored by Travers with reporting by Palmeri.

The ABC News Radio team will provide live coverage as needed, one-hour specials, special reports and one-minute status reports. ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide full coverage of the summit with Travers and Palmeri. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

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Keyboom! Now On Radio Via iHeart

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2018 –– Listen up, all you house hunters! Your property search experience now has a soundtrack! Thanks to an integration with iHeartRadio, Keyboom!, an interactive real estate search channel for smart TVs and streaming devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV, now allows users to listen to music while they browse for their perfect home. Looking for a quaint bungalow on the beach? Crank some mellow tracks! More interested in big city living? Start following the local teams with sports radio!

Starting now, Keyboom! users can tune into commercial-free iHeartRadio Original stations like Hit Nation, iHeartCountry and iHeart80s, and choose from different genres to discover live music, news and local sports radio stations. iHeartRadio is available now on the Keyboom! app for Roku. To add Keyboom! to your Roku, search for “Keyboom!” or “property search” and make the hunt for your next home more entertaining with iHeartRadio!​​

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[WATCH] Frightening Details Emerge Of Popular Aussie Host's Home Invasion

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2018 ––A homeless man is expected to plead guilty after he allegedly attempted to break into the Melbourne home of radio personality Kate Langbroek, armed with a kebab skewer and a metal pole reports Melbourne's 9NEWs. A man allegedly tried to kick in the front door of the Fox FM host's St Kilda home on March 2. It's alleged he forced his way through the front gate, pushing past and grazing Ms Langbroek, before she and her husband ran inside their home and locked the front door WATCH HERE

Dave Berry Starts New Breakfast Show On Absolute Radio In London - Dave Berry’s new morning show on Absolute Radio started this week with guest George Ezra. George was on the show – with Dave and co-presenter Matt Dyson. The show launched with a competition which will run over 10 weeks to win tickets, starting with some for the Isle of Wight festival.

End Of An Era In Australia - Terry Hansen is leaving the Breakfast show at Brisbane’s 97.3FM. Terry made the shock announcement on the air telling listeners that he’d decided to leave his radio home of 14-years for health and family reasons. Read more and listen HERE

In Ireland, Ryan Tubridy on the road at RTÉ Radio 1 - The Ryan Tubridy Show took to the high seas as Ryan returned to the Wild Atlantic Way with Fáilte Ireland. The mobile studio will traveled around the country, starting from where he left off last year in Cork, in Clonakilty traveling along the Wild Atlantic Way to Kenmare then further west to Roundstone, Co. Galway, the ‘Tubs on the Wild Atlantic Way’ tour wrapped up in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Throughout the week, Ryan was speaking to locals involved in the business of tourism, historians, storytellers and more from the locality discussing some of the many activities and experiences available along the Wild Atlantic Way.

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

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EVENT: WBET-FM 99.3 Sturgis, MI, Raises Over $104,000 For United Way

dTHE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2018 –– Swick Broadcasting Company’s WBET-FM 99.3 in Sturgis, MI raised $104,330 for the United Way of St. Joseph County, during an 18-hour radio marathon that featured local officials and community business leaders as guest DJs. WBET-FM broadcasts the Super Hits Music Format from Local Radio Networks, which provides maximum localization and integration capabilities to its affiliates. “We are so proud of our local St. Joseph County listeners for their generosity in supporting the United Way,” stated Steve Swick, Chief Executive Officer of Swick Broadcasting and Local Radio Networks. “Local radio is the heart of the community, and everybody wants the thrill of being a DJ. Our local dignitaries had lots of fun on air during this special charity drive, and our listeners clearly loved it and responded with their kind donations.”

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Check Out This Year's CMT Awards Winners; Andy Spade Speaks

Check Out The 2018 CMT Awards Winners

[WATCH] What Samantha Bee Finally Said About Ivanka Comment

Andy Spade Emerges Following Wife Kate's Suicide

Roseanne Barr Offered Adult Film Role Following Cancellation

[WATCH] CNN Going 'Full Circle' With Anderson Cooper

'Judge Judy' Still Queen Of Court TV

Val Kilmer Back for ‘Top Gun’ Sequel With Tom Cruise

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Sing Together in 'A Star Is Born' Trailer

[WATCH] Dave Grohl Pranks Crowd With Fake Stage Fall

[WATCH] Pence Follows Trump With Water Bottle Move, Internet Explodes

Dick Clark's Old 'Dancin' Home In Philly Aims To Be New Pandora of Entrepreneurs'

[WATCH] People Still Buzzin; Over Padres' Fan Who Made Foul Ball Catch In Beer Cup

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Fred Jacobs: All The Great 'Formaticians' Understood The Power Of Personalities

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– In Fred Jacob's latest blog titled: 'Every Brand Needs A “Radio Face,” writes 'One of radio’s more vocal staples is something that radio insiders often take for granted, because its been there all along: Personalities who often act as “the face of the brand.” You occasionally hear this about sports teams. They can be very good – even elite groups of gifted players. But you’ll hear analysts whine there’s “no face of the team.” Pointing to a story he recently read, “3 reasons why a ‘live personality’ can take your brand from drab to fab” – Jacobs says 'It went right to the heart of the value of a company’s “face.” The author, Manish Dudharejia, cites new platforms like Facebook Live and podcasts that are ready-made for a strong brand ambassador. He walks his readers through the brand archetypes exercise, listing the personas a spokesperson should represent. For people who work in radio, it’s a bit of a strange read because your inner voice starts shouting: In radio, we don’t have these problems – we already have great personalities. But are we deploying them as strategically as we should?

Among shows Jacobs credits is The Yea Network syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show (shown). To their credit, the cast of this show (pictured) miraculously pulled this off five years ago next month when the eponymous host of their wildly successful syndicated show passed away. But they’re the major exception to the rule. As Manish concludes: “At the end of the day, people prefer to to buy from people, not robotic businesses.” Jacobs adds, "Podcasters have realized those host reads is their “secret sauce.” And it’s another reason that for a medium where personality is like oxygen, the less voicetracking the better -- The power of personality is something that all the great radio formaticians throughout the history of the medium understood. That “face for radio” is a steel sword in the world of brands… …not to mention the radio broadcasting business. In Jacob's pyramid (shown), he shows personalities/shows as 'Radio vs. Everybody' brand base. READ ENTIRE BLOG HERE

Our “AQ” personality research study for the upcoming Morning Show Boot Camp will launch soon. It will be the very first radio research study to focus on talent, what they think, what they believe, and why they do what they do. Stay tuned for details.

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iHM Music Fest Announces 2018 Lineup

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– iHeartMedia announced its lineup for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. The event will take place on September 21 and 22 at Las Vegas’ hottest entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena. This year, the epic two-day lineup will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Jack White, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd, Logic and more. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also include a performance from this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, to be announced on July 6. Ryan Seacrest will return as host for the entire weekend.

The Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 22 with performances by Logic, Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch, Bazzi, Belly, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots and Greta Van Fleet with more to be announced. “There’s no other concert with a lineup as diverse at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. We pride ourselves on inviting the most eclectic lineup of headliners you’ll ever see on one stage,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “This Festival has the best artists from every style of music heard on iHeartRadio stations across America, giving both artists and our listeners a once-in a lifetime experience.” The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes and Tom Poleman. For more details about the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit iHeartRadio.com/festival. Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice. PHOTO/iHeart

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PROGRAMMING: Trevor Morini Tapped As PD For iHeart Austin Combo

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– iHeartMedia Austin announced today that Trevor Morini has been named Program Director for 96.7 KISS FM/KHFI FM and Alt 97.5/KASE FM HD2 effective immediately. Morini will report to Brian Gann, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Austin/San Antonio.

"We are thrilled to have Trevor come on board to lead 96.7 KISS FM,” Matt Martin, President for iHeartMedia Austin/San Antonio “He is a talented programmer and will be a great addition to the station. We could not be more excited to have him on the team.” Morini has been with iHeartMedia for 3 years, most recently serving as Program Director and afternoon drive host for 92.1 The Beat in Tulsa. He began his career in radio on Cape Cod and has previously worked as Assistant Program Director and on air personality at Cumulus’s Hot 106 in Providence. “I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work with the great team in Austin and can’t wait to get started!” said Morini. “I can’t thank Don Cristi and Jon Phillips enough for everything they’ve done for me in Tulsa. I would not be ready for this next chapter without their guidance and support. I’d also like to thank Tony Coles, Brian Gann, and Matt Martin for allowing me the honor of programming such a legendary station as KHFI!”

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SYNDICATION: Focus 360 Adds Knox Country 360 With Michael Knox

Debuts in Time for the Independence Day

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– Focus 360 expands its radio syndication offerings with the debut of Knox Country 360. The two-hour weekend program is hosted by multi-platinum, hit-music producer Michael Knox. Knox Country 360 kicks off on Friday, June 29, free of network commercials through the 4th of July that Wednesday. “Radio is where country music fans connect with the music and artists they love, throughout their day,” observed Knox. “I’ve worked in production, management, and publishing, with record labels, and now radio. I’m excited about being on the air where I can bring country’s biggest stars directly to fans."

Widely known for his work with country superstar Jason Aldean, Knox has deep relationships with country music’s most notable artists, songwriters, and producers. His guests will share their personal stories and take listeners on a deep dive into the music and how it’s made. A strong social media presence extends the listener’s on-air experience, and add-ons include a daily vignette and a podcast component. “Few people in Music Row history have turned creativity into chart success as well as Michael,” stated Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Focus 360. “He is one of Nashville’s most original-thinking business minds and one of its most successful groomers of talent and song placement. We are delighted to partner with him and bring his star-studded, music-filled show to radio.” Stations interested in carrying Knox Country 360 may contact Rob Magaziner at 917-580-6108 or robert_magaziner@focus360llc.com.

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HONORS: Entercom Honored With 17 Awards At NY State AP Awards Event

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– Entercom was honored with 17, 2017 New York State Associated Press Association awards. Forty-six radio and television stations submitted more than 524 entries in the annual awards.

Among the awards included: Spot News Coverage First Place WCBS-AM, New York “Terror on the Bike Path” - Second Place WINS-AM, New York "Manhattan Truck Terror Attack"- - Public Service First Place WINS-AM, New York Larry Mullins and Sharon Barnes-Waters "Race 101: What Young People Think About Race Relations" - Feature First Place WCBS-AM, New York “Backstories”- Sports Coverage First Place WINS-AM, New York "NY Yankees ALCS Series" - Podcast First Place WCBS-AM, New York Wayne Cabot “50 Stories – The Summer of ‘77” - Newscast First Place WINS-AM, New York Lee Harris and Brigitte Quinn Second Place WINS-AM, New York Larry Mullins and Lori Madden - Continuing Coverage Second Place WCBS-AM, New York Marla Diamond “The Killer Tide” - News Series Second Place WCBS-AM, New York Alex Silverman “The Breaking Point”

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AWMF To Honor PBS' Judy Woodruff

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– The leadership of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announces that Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour,” will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon. Hosting the luncheon will be another television news veteran, Erica Hill of CNN. The annual Gracies Luncheon honors individual achievement and outstanding programming at the local level for TV & radio, public level for radio, and student level for TV, radio & interactive media and takes place June 27 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The Gracie Awards recognize individual achievement and outstanding programming created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.

“The Gracie Awards celebrate the female storytellers who are changing the narrative and pushing boundaries in the quest toward diversity and equality,” said AWMF Chair Christine Travaglini, President, Katz Radio Group. “Since the beginning of her journalism career in 1976, Judy Woodruff’s connected, well-researched approach is consistently present and illustrates why she is so worthy of this Lifetime Achievement Award. We at AWM and AWMF, through the Gracies, are incredibly proud to honor and celebrate outstanding talent and content for, by and about women.” The National Gracie Award honorees were recognized at the Gracies Gala, May 22, at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Envision Names Kelsey Shawgo Asst. Mktg Manager

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– Kelsey, who graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University has a background in writing and music journalism. She has been published in Substream Magazine, Fashion Meets Music Festival Magazine, and was a staff news writer and features writer for Alternative Press before joining the Envision Networks®’ team. She has worked in promotions for the now Entercom-owned and Cleveland based Star102, Q104, WNCX, and 92.3 The Fan, and in guest services for Live Nation. Kelsey’s acumen for millennial sentimentalities with a focus on new media and creative content will enhance Envision Networks®’ marketing team.

“Kelsey’s qualifications to join our growing marketing and public relations functions jumped off the page when we met her,” said Envision Networks’ Marketing and Sponsor Director, Dave Hintz. “She’s already elevating our social media platform and her contribution as a writer is helping to convey how our programming and services provide affiliates with real benefits.” For information on our shows and services or to congratulate Kelsey, contact 216.831.3761 or kelseys@envisionnetworks.com.

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SNAPS: Premiere Holds Remote At CMT's

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2018 –– On June 4 and 5, Premiere Networks engaged more than 120 iHeartCountry music radio stations and Premiere-syndicated affiliates at the exclusive 2018 CMT Music Awards radio remote broadcast in Nashville. CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, The Bobby Bones Show and The Crook & Chase Countdown were on-location to provide listeners with interviews with award nominees, performers and celebrity guests, including Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, High Valley, Jordan Davis and others.

Pictured left to right: CMT Radio Executive Producer Ashlee McDonald, Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott, Old Dominion’s Trevor Rosen and Matthew Ramsey, CMT After MidNite/CMT Radio Live Host Cody Alan, Old Dominion’s Geoff Sprung - Whit Sellers, CMT After MidNite/CMT Radio Live Correspondent Marley Sherwood and Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi- At top right: Cody Alan and Kelsea Ballerini

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Hollywood Mourns Date Spade Death; Bee To Address Comment

 

Fashion World In Shock Following News Of Kate Spade's Death

Kate Spade's Apparent Suicide Was Not "Unexpected," Sister Says

[WATCH] Samantha Bee To Address Comment About Ivanka Trump On Her Show[WATCH

[WATCH] Why Luke Bryan May Never Write Another 'Hunting and Fishing' Song

[WATCH] Garth Brooks Added CMA Music Fest Lineup In Nashville

[WATCH] Shawn Mendes Ridews Carpool Karaoke

AGT's Grace VanderWaal Is Now Disney’s ‘Stargirl’

[WATCH] Jared Leto’s Joker Is Getting His Own Movie

[WATCH] Trailer for Robert Redford’s Final Film

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Help Us Find Radio's Next Rising Stars

THE MOUTH, JUNE 6, 2018 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 30, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its fourth annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 7th.

wThe 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).

Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 17th and formally announced on August 10th at MSBC in Chicago. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

MSBC 30 COMING ATTRACTION: 'AQ' 2018 - First-Ever Talent On Talent Study Presented by Jacobs Media In Association With MSBC 30

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Cumulus Emerges From Chapter 11

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 – Cumulus Media Inc. announced yesterday the company has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 having reduced its debt by more than $1 billion. The Company plans to utilize its enhanced financial flexibility to continue its ongoing business transformation and drive value creation on behalf of all iits stakeholders. Mary Berner, President and Chief Executive Officer of CUMULUS MEDIA, said, “Over the last two years, we have been relentlessly focused on our plans to turn the Company around, and the completion of our financial restructuring process is a monumental step forward on our turnaround path. We emerge today as a stronger and more competitive Com pany, with the financial foundation that we need to move forward decisively with the initiatives that will produce the greatest benefits for the Company. With this financial restructuring now behind us, we are excited about what we will be able to accomplish with all of our resources and energy fully focused on our operating business.”

Berner continued, “I want to thank our exceptional team at CUMULUS MEDIA for their dedication and tremendous efforts through this process. Looking ahead, our employees will remain the true force driving our success as we continue to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people we reach every week across our collection of stations and Westwood One. We are also grateful for the support of our vendors and affiliates during this process, and we look forward to working together well into the future.” Along with the announcement, Cumulus unveiled new logos for both corporate and radio divisions as well as a modified version for Westwood One. PHOTO/Courtesy of Blue Diamond Signs

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ON-AIR: Lisa Dent Returning To The Air In Chicago; Larry & Kathie Return To Terrestrial In Denver For Max Media

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– HeartMedia Chicago announced today that Lisa Dent has been named weekend host for BIG 95.5, effective June 16. Dent will broadcast Saturdays from 12 – 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “I am delighted that Lisa Dent is joining our team,” said Matt Scarano, President of iHeartMedia Markets Group’s Chicago Region. “Lisa is a ‘Chicago Icon,’ a Country Radio Hall of Famer and an amazing addition to our lineup.” Dent previously co-hosted mornings on WUSN-FM in Chicago for ten years before launching her first business, Lisa Dent Speaks, LLC and building her own studio, The Radio Farm. She is an award-winning personality, podcaster, voice actor, speaker, wife, and mother. “I’m thrilled to be working at Chicago’s destination for all things Country,” said Dent. “Nothing sounds more fun than jumping back on the radio at BIG 95.5 and connecting with my audience!”

Larry and Kathie J are back on in mornings in Denver at both FLO 107.1 and a rebroadcast of the program during the afternoon at Jammin' 101.5. Until March 2017 they handled mornings at KS-107.5. They would later team for an online show. Beginning yesterday, June 4th, Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J took to the air at 5:00 am on FLO 107.1. The show will then be rebroadcast on KJHM- JAMMIN’ 101.5, from 3pm to 7pm.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J to the Max Media Denver family,” states Jeff Norman, President/General Manager.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Kathy Smith Named VP/MM For Cumulus Eugene, OR

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– Cumulus Media has appointed Kathy Smith as Vice President/Market Manager for its six radio stations in Eugene, OR. Smith was previously General Sales Manager for Alpha Media’s seven radio stations in Portland, OR. Prior to that, she was Director, Strategic Sales and Marketing, and General Sales Manager for Entercom Communications’ six-station cluster in Portland.

Smith said: “I'm beyond thrilled to be joining the stellar Cumulus Eugene team. Eugene is a vibrant community like no other. I am excited to return to the market to support the team, help grow clients' business and serve the community through Cumulus' six local stations, their digital assets and market events. I'm truly inspired by the leadership at Cumulus Media and am fortunate to work with Mary Berner, Bob Walker and Don Morin and thank them for the opportunity.”

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Nancy Grace And iHM Team For 'Crime Alert, ' 60-Second Daily Audio Feature

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– Nancy Grace, television personality, former prosecutor, and founder/publisher of CrimeOnline.com; and iHeartMedia announced the launch of a new, original audio feature, Crime Alert with Nancy Grace. Launching July 23, the daily, 60-second feature will spotlight the A&E host’s trademark impassioned take on the latest news headlines, shocking crimes and missing people. The feature will be distributed to radio stations nationwide via Premiere Networks, and will also be available on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting, on demand and live streaming radio service.

The launch of Crime Alert with Nancy Grace is the latest extension of Grace’s CrimeOnline.com. Launched in partnership with Red Seat Ventures in early 2017. In conjunction with the website launch, Grace also hosts a podcast, Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, where she dives deep into the most important breaking crime news of the day, asks the tough questions, and talks to the experts and people involved in the case. “I’m thrilled to join iHeartMedia and Premiere Networks, where I will continue my lifelong mission to fight crime and speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves,” said Grace. “This new platform expands my ability to shine a light on heinous crimes, help find missing people – particularly children, arm listeners with need-to-know information, and CATCH the bad guys.”

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Shotgun Tom Joins SiriusXM's '60's On 6'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– While no official word yet, It's being reported that L.A. and San Diego radio legend, former K-EARTH, KCBQ and KFMB host, "Shotgun Tom" Kelly is joining the line-up on Oldies channel “60s on 6” at SiriusXM. His time slot is still unknown, but fans and friends are already sending huge kudos - KGB'S Tommy Sablan says, "I'm thrilled to hear the news about Shotgun Tom going to 60's on 6. I grew up listening to Shotgun as a kid in San Diego. He was bigger than life! I stood in line for an hour when I was 10 to get his autograph. This is perfect for him!"

Check out more comments on Facebook via Randy West's page - send your own best wishes HERE

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Atlanta’s Q100 Debuts Q-U, New Online Community

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– Top 40 radio station Q100/WWWQ-FM 99.7 in Atlanta has debuted Q-U, its groundbreaking new online destination for contemporary hit music fans. Q-U’s website, www.quatlanta.com, puts listeners first with video content that brings together the Q100 listening community in a new way, and includes original content from listeners who share their lives with others who have a passion for hit music. Q-U tackles issues affecting young adults on a daily basis, including relationships, jobs, college loans, family and activism.

Sean Shannon (R), Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Atlanta, said: “Q-U builds the Q100 brand and elevates and transforms the standard “we talk, you listen” format to a truly integrated conversational fan experience. We couldn’t be more excited to launch this innovative new destination for Atlantans who love hit music.” Louie Diaz B (FR), Q100 Program Director, said: “Q-U is outside-thinking, and extends our passionate Q100 listener community and provides a broader, more personal platform for them to share their lives with each other and to interact with extremely relevant video content, including content that they create. QUAtlanta.com is an exciting and truly different destination that brings together Q100 listeners and fans of today’s biggest hits and artists to relate in a meaningful and entertaining way.” To experience Q100’s Q-U, visit: www.quatlanta.com

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BFOA Establishes Memorial Fund in Honor of Industry Vet Joseph M. Bilotta

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– – The Broadcasters Foundation of America has established the Joseph M. Bilotta Memorial Fund in honor of the veteran broadcaster who passed in Connecticut this past Friday from pancreatic cancer at the age of 69. The Memorial Fund will support the Foundation’s mission of providing aid to past and present members of the broadcasting profession who have fallen on hard times.

“Joe was a friend and champion of the Broadcasters Foundation and our industry,” said Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. “He devoted time and energy to advancing broadcasting and to helping colleagues in need. He will be missed by many, personally and professionally.” Bilotta spent more than 40 years at Buckley Broadcasting where he helped build the group’s standing through such noted stations as WOR-AM in New York and WDRC-AM/FM in Hartford. To donate to the Joseph M. Bilotta Memorial Fund, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email info@thebfoa.org.

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Benztown's Denes Joins For 'Innovation Roundtable'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– Last Friday, Dave "Chachi" Denes, President, Benztown, and other innovative executives and community leaders, joined for an "Executives in Innovation Roundtable" at the Age of Learning headquarters in Glendale. The roundtable, presented by the City of Glendale, discussed ways to attract more tech businesses and talent to the city.

Photo ID'S PHOTO 1: (Left to Right) John Suh, CEO, Legal Zoom; Dave "Chachi" Denes, President, Benztown; and Paula Devine, Glendale, CA, City Council Member

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SNAPS: Tom Griswold At 25th Anny Of Motorcycle Charity Event Miracle Ride

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2018 –– Tom Griswold, Host of the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, held court this past Sunday at the 25th Anniversary Miracle Ride in Indianapolis. Griswold is a longtime supporter of the Miracle Ride, one of the largest motorcycle charity events in the U.S., with 100% of the funds raised helping sick and injured kids at Riley Hospital for Children. Griswold told a personal story to the crowd of thousands about his four-year-old daughter, Finn, who was successfully treated for a benign brain tumor in December at Riley Hospital for Children. For more about Griswold's own miracle at Riley Hospital for children - read more HERE

The Miracle Ride has cumulatively raised more than $6 million, making Miracle Ride the largest independent fundraising donor for Riley Hospital for Children. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in the state of Indiana. Our mission is to raise funds statewide to support Riley Hospital funding priorities: pediatric research and patient care, maternity and newborn health and family support programs.

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Harvey Weinstein Horror Film; Fallon's Surprise Graduation Speech

 

Miss America Scraps Swimsuit Competition

[WATCH] Sara Gilbert Talks ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation on ‘The Talk': ‘I’m Sad’

[WATCH] Jimmy Fallon Makes Surprise Speech at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Graduation

Netflix Orders Dolly Parton Anthology Series Based On Her Songs

Janet Jackson Calls Police to Check On 1-Year-Old Son's Welfare

KISS To Launch Three-Year World Tour In January 2019, Says Gene Simmons

Brian De Palma writing a Harvey Weinstein-inspired horror film

Reese Witherspoon in Talks for 'Legally Blonde 3'

Magic Mike Live Heading To London For 'Briton's Got Talent'

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Help Us Find Radio's Next Rising Stars

THE MOUTH, JUNE 5, 2018 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 30, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its fourth annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 7th.

wThe 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).

Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 17th and formally announced on August 10th at MSBC in Chicago. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

MSBC 30 COMING ATTRACTION: 'Embracing Change' A Special Radio Roundtable featuring WTMX's Mary Ellen Kachinske, Entercom's Brian Kelly, Beasley's Buzz Knight, Midwest Comm's Jeff McCarthy, WWO's Tim Sabean & Led by Cumulus' Mike McVay - Sponsored by vCreative

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Geoffrey Starks Nominated To Fill FCC Seat To Be Vacated By Mignon Clyburn

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THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement tonight regarding the announcement that President Trump intends to nominate Geoffrey Starks (inset) to serve as an FCC Commissioner: “I congratulate Geoffrey Starks on his forthcoming nomination to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission. He has a distinguished record of public service, including in the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, and I wish him all the best during the confirmation process.”

Starks, like Clyburn, is a Democrat and currently is one of five assistant bureau chiefs at the FCC, and he also served as senior counsel at the U.S. Justice Department reports Deadline,. The White House statement says. The nomination — which would complete Clyburn’s five-year term, though June 2022 — comes at an important time for the commission. It is being sued by a consortium of consumer groups and unions over the panel’s support for the long-gestating $4.6N Sinclair Broadcasting Group merger with Tribune Media. Clyburn had been an avowed opponent of the deal, which the FCC looks to approve along party lines. The party in power is allowed a majority on the five-seat FCC panel.

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Dave Ryan Celebrates 25th Anniversary At KDWB-FM; 'Still Love Doing The Show'

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– In a career that began 38 years ago at a religious station in Colorado at the age of 17, today marks the 25th anniversary for Dave Ryan as he sits firmly in the drivers seat at iHeart's top-rated KDWB Minneapolis. "I remember back then they placed an ad in the trades that cost $5,000 looking for the next KDWB morning guy. I thought no way would I ever beat out the entire industry for this job," said Ryan. But that he did and has delivered top ratings ever since. "The key word is hard work, preparation and being down to earth, Ryan attributes to his success. "Its a cliche, the story of someone that finds some success and let it turn them into someone unrecognizable. Don’t do that. Also, never forget, you’re there for the listener. Don’t forget that. Acknowledge them. If you don’t, it’s just a conversation they’re not included in." Ryan adds, "I still love doing the show. It’s almost always my favorite part of the day. There’s no way around hard work. And your boss will notice if you don’t work hard, no matter how well you think you’re hiding it."

Ryan counts among his many memories being one of the first in the world to report live on Prince’s death as one of his top memories of the last 25 years. "I live a mile away and was on Facebook Live and on-air from Paisley Park before his death was confirmed. It was a sad day but very powerful experience to report that news to so many people in a respectful and knowledgeable way." Jockline reminded Ryan of a point during contract renewal that hoped for a popcorn machine in the studio as part of his new deal.. Think for your 25th you'll finally get one," we asked? "I’m keeping my fingers crossed," he quipped. "My doctor told me I’m not getting enough salt and cholesterol in my diet." Dave is joined on the show by Falen (TL) and Steve (TR). Added props to Dave who walked his 26-year old daughter Allison down aisle this weekend in her marriage to Justin Dave says she pretty much grew up with KDWB and his listeners hearing him talk about her on the show. - We extend our best to the happy couple and families!

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ON-AIR: Megan Holiday Returns To KITS 105.3 Philadelphia; Corey Calhoun Takes Nights At WMZQ DC; Steve Goddard Joins For Afternoons At Oldies 92.7 KAZG Phoenix

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– Entercom announced the return of Megan Holiday to KITS-FM. Holiday will be the midday host of the Bay Area’s Alternative ALT 105.3, effective today June 4. She was most recently the evening host of Entercom’s KROQ in Los Angeles. Megan started her career at KITS in 2010 at night and hosted various day parts throughout her time at the station. Listeners can tune in to ALT 105.3 KITS-FM in San Francisco on-air, as well as nationwide on the Radio.com app. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

– iHeart announced today that Corey Calhoun (BL) has been named the new night on-air personality and Music Director for 98.7 WMZQ effective today June 4th. Calhoun will broadcast weeknights from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Calhoun joins the D.C. Market from WAMZ in Louisville, Ky. where he most recently served as the morning show host for the past two years. Prior to that, Calhoun was the afternoon host and Assistant Program Director for WAMZ before moving to mornings. He has also served as Program Director and afternoon host for WQGA, midday host for WYNR and later went to Lexington, Ky. to be Program Director and afternoon host for WLTO. Calhoun began his career as an intern at WWWQ in Atlanta for the Adam Bomb Night Show, and was later hired as a full-time night jock for WFIZ.

--Beginning June 11th, legendary radio personality Steve Goddard signs on with Hubbard Radio’s Oldies 92.7 KAZG. Steve’s been in the Valley since 1980, working for some of top stations in market. On Oldies 92.7, Steve will host the afternoon drive slot. In addition to afternoons, Steve will also be featured on his popular program, “The 70s with Steve Goddard” which will air on Oldies 92.7 every Saturday morning from 7am-10am beginning June 9th. Plus, every Sunday morning Steve Goddard will host “Goddard’s Gold”

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PROGRAMMING: Johnny Vincent Named OM For Billings Townsquare; Jerry Mac Takes PD Reins At WKKO-FM Toledo

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– Johnny Vincent (R) has been announced as OM for Townsquare Media Billings, MT including KCTR-FM, KKBR-FM, KMHK-FM and KBUL AM-FM. Vincent exits the OM/PD role at Neuhoff Media Springfield, IL and will start in Billings on June 25th. Vincent had been with Neuhoff in Springfield since January 2017.

-- Cumulus Media announces that WKKO-FM/K100 Program Director and Morning Show Host, Gary Shores, will pass the Program Director reins for the popular Toledo, OH, Country station to Ohio native Jerry Mac (L), who joins K100 from Community Broadcasters in Elmira, NY, where he was Operations Manager. Shores, who has programmed K100 for the past 33 years and has been with the station for a total of 43 years, will continue as Host of Mornings on K100, Toledo’s #1 Morning Show.

Mac will assume the Program Director position for K100 on June 11. Mac, an 18-year radio programming professional, previously held radio programming and on-air positions in markets including: Hendersonville, NC; St. Cloud, MN; Youngstown, OH; Canton, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; and Wilmington, NC.

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Beasley Teams For First Boston Talent Institute Today At Emerson

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– The Inaugural Beasley Radio Talent Institute begins today at Emerson College in Boston. CEO Beasley Media Group, Caroline Beasley, and EVP/COO Brian Beasley, will lead the way in the opening session. They follow opening comments from the President of Emerson College, Dr. Lee 7Pelton and Jeff Greenhawt, Vice President & Managing Partner, Sunshine Wireless Company and Chair, Emerson Board of Trustees.

“As a company, we are committed to supporting and encouraging the development of new talent in our organization and the industry”, said Caroline Beasley. “The Beasley Radio Talent Institute further underscores this commitment and provides an incredible incubator for developing tomorrow’s leaders today. We look forward to having our incredible Boston team members involved in this important initiative.”

Following the Beasley Radio Talent Institute is the Kellar Radio Talent Institute, Appalachian State University in NC; TAB Radio Talent Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Confer Radio Talent Institute at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; Hubbard Radio Talent Institute at Central Washington University; KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute at Western Kentucky University and the MBA Radio Talent Institute at Northwest Missouri State University. For more information, contact Dan Vallie: danvallie@nationalradiotalentsystem.com 704-246-8185

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Giants And Cumulus' KNBR 680 Becomes First In MLB To Offer Free, In-Market Live Streaming Of Radio Broadcasts

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4, 2018 –– As part of its new multi-year agreement with broadcast partner KNBR 680, the Giants will become the first team in Major League Baseball to offer free, in-market live streaming of its radio broadcasts. “KNBR and Cumulus Media are proud to continue our 40 year partnership with the San Francisco Giants. At the same time, we're extremely excited to announce that KNBR, in partnership with TuneIn, will be the first radio station in Major League Baseball to offer Giants fans the ability to stream the games, live and free of charge in Northern California,” said Dave Milner, Executive Vice President, Operations, Cumulus Media. “Now every Giants game broadcast over the air on KNBR 680, will also be heard online at knbr.com, or the KNBR channel on TuneIn’s mobile app."

Earlier this year, the Giants and KNBR 680 finalized a multi-year extension to broadcast Giants games on the Sports Leader into the next decade.

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EVENTS: WHAS Louisville's Crusade For Children Raises A Whopping $5.6 Million For Special Needs Children

Over $180 Million Raised By WHAS In Past 65 Years

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– iHeart Radio’s WHAS-AM and TEGNA’s WHAS-TV simulcast their 65th WHAS Crusade for Children last weekend. An incredible $5,638,823.12 was collected by firefighters, civic groups, churches, and individuals who delivered donations to the TV station June 2-3. The money will be distributed to agencies that assist special needs children throughout Kentucky and Indiana.

Shown top left is WHAS-AM afternoon driver Terry Meiners (center) and below is WHAS-TV news anchor Rachel Platt (second from right) serve as co-hosts.

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PLJ Jayde Donovan's Apple-A-Day Foundation Brings More Joy

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– Cumulus Media’s 95.5 PLJ in New York is supporting morning show co-host Jayde Donovan’s Apple-A-Day Foundation to spread joy to pediatric cancer patients by honoring the memory of her friend Brittany, who passed away from bone cancer. Jayde, co-host of the station's "Todd & Jayde In the Morning," launched the program on what would have been Brittany’s birthday, April 22, 2011. Since that time, she and her team of volunteers have surprised 600+ pediatric cancer patients with new iPads. Every weekday in the month of May, Jayde has surprised a pediatric cancer patient with their very own iPad! 95.5 PLJ listeners got to hear the stories of patients battling pediatric cancer and how much they will benefit from receiving their own iPad. The station’s efforts to support this cause culminated in the giving of iPads to 20 brave kids from the tri-state area at the “iPad Party” hosted by Jayde and the crew at 95.5 PLJ on Sunday, June 3rd.

Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said: “Congratulations to Jayde and Apple-A-Day! I look forward to this event year and seeing the joy this brings to these families and children makes it all worthwhile.” Donovan said: "Kids should be outside playing and having fun. When they get sick, it can get very lonely in the hospital. The gift of an iPad allows them to connect with friends and family when they would otherwise be limited. Technology becomes a bridge to a world they temporarily can’t be a part of. That’s what Apple a Day is all about.” To make a donation to Apple-A-Day, please visit www.appleaday.org. 
For more information, visit: www.955PLJ.nyc.

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Shelli Sonstein's Team Is Top Fundraiser In Tower Event; Elvis Kicks In $5,000

THE MOUTH, MAY 4TH, 2018 –– Shelli Sonstein, co-host of the Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show on Q104.3 FM in NYC, and her team was the #1 fundraiser this year, raising over $23,000. Her friend Elvis Duran, invited her on his air (as did all the other iHeart stations in NY) and he generously donated $5,000. And Q gave her another $1,000. She climbed 104 flights yesterday in under 30 minutes! The Event is in support of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s mission to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller. The off duty FDNY’er was in Brooklyn about to play golf with his brothers when the first plane hit the twin towers. In full 65 pound fire gear, he ran through the closed to traffic Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the WTC where he perished with other FDNY brothers.

In addition to supporting firefighters, the Foundation provides valuable assistance to families of first responders, police officers, and military personnel, including paying mortgages and other expenses of heroes killed in the line of duty, thereby lessening the incredible burden on their loved ones.

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SNAPS: Tino Cochino Hangin' With The Stars On Flight To Kanye West Event

THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2018 –– Tino Cochino, Host of YEA Networks' nationally syndicated show Tino Cochino Radio, which since March has inked 25 affiliates, wrote the following after attending Kanye West's Album Listening Party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last week. "I’m on my way from L.A. to Kanye West’s Album Listening Party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After about a 3-hour flight, we land in Jackson Hole…right next to a flock of private planes. We enter Grand Teton National Park, the views are amazing! Then I thought…there's going to be NO service here! THANK YOU for keeping us connected Ye! Everybody is out here.

Cochino adds, "Lil Yachty was on our flight. Also in attendance: Def Jam Chief, Paul Rosenberg, Scooter Braun, Kim Kardashian West, Pusha T, Chris Rock, Jonah Hill, Fabolous, Kid Cudi, etc. The album is amazing!

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Roseanne Drama Continues; Taylor Swift Helps Launch Pride Month

[WATCH] Taylor Swift Helps Launch Pride Month

[WATCH] Mark Steines Blindsided By Hallmark’s Decision To Let Him Go For “Creative Reasons”

[WATCH] Tom Cruise Shares Video Detailing Insane HALO Jump Stunt From 'Mission Impossible

[WATCH] ‘Lethal Weapon’: Inside the On-Set Clashes That Nearly Killed Series

''Roseanne' Reboot Discussions Without Roseanne?

..Bails On Joe Rogan Podcast

REPORT: Sales for Mariah Carey’s Vegas Shows A 'Disaster’

Amanda Seyfried Is ELLE UK’s July Cover Star

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Help Us Find Radio's Next Rising Stars?

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 30, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its fourth annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 7th.

wThe 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).

Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 17th and formally announced on August 10th at MSBC in Chicago. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

MSBC 30 COMING ATTRACTION: 'Embracing Change' A Special Radio Roundtable featuring WTMX's Mary Ellen Kachinske, Entercom's Brian Kelly, Beasley's Buzz Knight, Midwest Comm's Jeff McCarthy, WWO's Tim Sabean & Led by Cumulus' Mike McVay - Sponsored by vCreative

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Public Voting For NRHOF STARTS TODAY!

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THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– Public Voting for National Radio Hall of Fame Begins June 4 LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2018 – Starting June 4 through June 18, listeners nationwide can vote for their favorite radio personalities in two categories to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 15, 2018. The nominees for Music Format On-Air Personality are Ellen K, Kid Kelly, Angie Martinez, and John Tesh. For Spoken Word Format On-Air Personality, the nominees are Mark Levin, swJoe Madison, George Noory and Jim Rome. From 6 a.m. EST June 4, until 11:59 p.m. EST June 18, fans can vote for one personality in each category online at www.radiovote.com or via text to 96000 accordingly: Message and data rates may apply. Music Format On-Air Personality For Ellen K, text “100” For Kid Kelly, text “200” For Angie Martinez, text “300” For John Tesh, text “400” Spoken Word Format On-Air Personality For Mark Levin, text “500” For Joe Madison, text “600” For George Noory, text “700” For Jim Rome, text “800”

7Chairman of the National Radio Hall of Fame Kraig T. Kitchin says, “Since reinstituting the nationwide public vote in 2015, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in listener participation which is a testament to the remarkable relationship each nominee has with his or her audience.” Winners of the two categories will be announced June 25. Fans needing more information can go to each host’s social media or the National Radio Hall of Fame website: http://nationalradiohalloffame.com/ There are four categories also being voted on by a panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals. The induction ceremony takes place Nov. 15 at New York City landmark Guastavino’s located in midtown Manhattan (shown above). Returning sponsors of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony include The Mix Group and V Creative.

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PROGRAMMING: David LaBrozzi Named PD For 95.5 PLJ New York

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– Cumulus has named David LaBrozzi as Program Director for 95.5 PLJ in New York. LaBrozzi joins Cumulus Media from Entercom-Baltimore, where he was Vice President, Programming, for the company’s four-station cluster for 14 years. Prior to that, he was Regional Vice President of Programming for Clear Channel/iHeart Media, overseeing stations in Pittsburgh, PA; Wheeling, WV; and Johnstown, PA. LaBrozzi’s career includes programming stops in Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; and Nashville, TN.

Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said, "I want to thank Mike Allan as Interim PD and the programming team at 95.5 for all of their hard work these last few months.” LaBrozzi said: "WPLJ is truly one of America’s Iconic Radio Stations. I am thrilled, honored and humbled to join Chad Lopez, Dave Milner, Mike McVay and the incredible team at 95.5 PLJ. While I can’t wait to get started in New York, I want to thank Entercom and CBS for a great experience and for being an important part of my life.” 1

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SBS Lashes Out At Nielsen Over Hispanic Listeners Weighting Changes

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– Following Nielsen's announcement that 'sweeping changes' were coming regarding the weighting of Hispanic listeners in markets SBS operates, SBS General Counsel Richard Lara was quick to respond, calling the changes “unfair and discriminatory” and said the ratings firm was attacking U.S.-based Hispanics. In a statement, Lara said, "SBS, and other Spanish-language broadcasters, vehemently object and protest such unilateral, and seemingly, discriminatory actions taken by Nielsen, which unfairly and disproportionally exclude Hispanic-listener households from the ratings methodology. The restated ratings and rankings reports are, in SBS’s view unreliable, and inaccurately suggest that Spanish-language stations have dropped from top 5 rankings to number 15 or lower."

Lara continued: "This cannot stand. SBS will continue to faithfully serve its Hispanic-listener communities and will not tolerate unfair and discriminatory attacks on Spanish language broadcasters. We will not stop until Nielson’s prejudicial and discriminatory attacks on U.S.-based Hispanics ceases.”

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Local Hosts Donate Funds To Help Fellow Host Mike Steele Who's Battling Cancer

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– Mike Steele, a host on Pittsburgh's WDVE-FM and 3WS-FM, has been diagnosed with colon cancer reports The Patch/Pennsylvania. Steele has been off the air since his surgery after going to the emergency room on April 23. Steele started a GoFundMe campaign Thursday to help cover his living costs while he continues his recovery.

"In my employment situation, if I don't work I don't have any income," he said. " My insurance is good to cover medical, but of course not living expenses." Several local hosts have donated, including WDVE morning show host Randy Baumann, 3WS morning show host Jonny Hartwell and 105.9 The X and producer Bob McLaughlin. Photo via GoFundMe. See details at GoFundMe page HERE

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NETWORKS: WWO To Cover 50th Anniversary Of Robert F. Kennedy Assassination

To Include Proprietary and Exclusive Audio from the Scene

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– On June 5, 1968, Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot down at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, CA after having just declared victory in the California presidential primary. Among the reporters there that fateful night was Mutual News correspondent Andrew West, who filed a nearly seven minute on-scene report during the chaos. West’s historic full report, which is owned by Westwood One News, will be part of the extensive coverage planned on Tuesday, June 5, as the network remembers the assassination of RFK.

Westwood One News correspondent Michael Toscano will present longform and shortform reports on Robert Kennedy throughout the day, along with West’s report and additional 50th anniversary sound. The Westwood One News Memorial Day weekend special, '1968: The Year that Shook America, 'with reporting and perspective on the RFK assassination, will continue to be available for broadcast by affiliates through the June 5th anniversary of the shooting. The Andrew West audio report is being provided to Westwood One News affiliated stations. Non-Westwood One News stations, other networks, and media should contact Jim Jones at jimjones@westwoodone.com or (202) 840-7933.

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AWARDS: 2018 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced; Marketer Of The Year

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THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– Winners for the 2018 Radio Mercury Awards were announced last evening at the 27th annual awards presentation held 7at The Cutting Room in New York. This year’s $50,000 Best of Show award was split between FCB Chicago for their "Tours" 7Radio Flyer Campaign and Fitzco//Casanova McCann for their "Share A Coke 1,000 Name Celebration" Campaign.

"We were really torn over this classic incredibly creative storytelling for Radio Flyer and then this innovative and exciting use of the medium for Coke," noted Sean Bryan (L) chief judge and co-chief creative officer, McCann NY. "Splitting the Best of Show award is the best option with a nod to the heart of the medium, and a wink to the future." "This was a fantastic year for radio creative. Our two Best of Show winners, along with all of tonight’s winners, showcase radio’s ability to share creative stories that encapsulate a brand’s message, and use the medium in a multi-platform environment, much like how consumers digest media and advertising today," said Erica Farber, president and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau and chair of the Radio Creative Fund.

This year’s Radio Marketer of the Year Award was presented to Comcast’s Xfinity. Drew Horowitz (TR) President/COO of Hubbard Radio presented this year’s award to Eileen Diskin, SVP marketing communications at Comcast.

The lively ceremony was hosted by the radio team of Sherman & Tingle from Hubbard Radio’s 97.1 The Drive WDRV in Chicago and included Chuck Meehan, Doner Detroit; New York radio personalities – Rita Cosby, WABC; Shelley Rome (R), Z100; Shalia, WBLS, Omar Torres, Alt 92.3; and Garrett Vogel, Z100. DJ Whutever from iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 served as the guest DJ for the night, plus numerous leaders from the creative and advertising community - Hear all the entries HERE

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Sara Evans To Receive NABEF Leadership Award

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– Multi-platinum country music star Sara Evans will receive the 2018 Service to America Leadership Award from the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF). Evans will receive the award at NABEF’s Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 12 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The Service to America Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations responsible for improving the lives of others through extraordinary public service. It is considered NABEF’s highest individual honor.

In addition to her country music career, Evans serves as a Red Cross ambassador and in 2008 was presented with the disaster-relief organization’s national Crystal Cross award for her advocacy efforts. Also, she recently raised more than $10,000 for the CMA Foundation, which helps fund quality and sustainable music education programs throughout the U.S. “Sara Evans continues to grace the country music charts with her stunning voice and lyrical authenticity to the delight of fans everywhere,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “She also gives voice to a diverse group of causes working to make our world a better place. It is an honor to present her with NABEF’s highest award.” PHOTO/Kristin Barlowe

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PRODUCTS: Comrex 'FieldTap' Now Available For iOS

Free App For Remote Broadcast

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– FieldTap , a new phone application for remote broadcasting debuted by Comrex at NAB 2018, is now available for iOS. FieldTap uses the Opus audio encoder to deliver studio quality audio right from a cell phone with very low delay . FieldTap will be available for Android in another week. Ideal for reporters and street team contributors for short drop-ins, FieldTap features a very simple user interface.

With a one-button control screen, users of any technical ability can connect from the field to the station by simply pressing a single button. FieldTap is a simple SIP client that uses Voice over IP (VoIP) to make it possible for field users to send wideband audio from their cellphones over cellular and Wi-Fi networks. FieldTap is compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs. DOWNLOAD HERE

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EVENTS: The Point/St. Louis' Jeff Burton To Emcee Annual Benefit

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– The Mid-America Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is hosting the annual benefit 'Take Steps For Crohn’s & Colitis Walk' on Sunday, June 16th. The St. Louis-based chapter recently announced the 2018 Walk Emcee is radio personality Jeff Burton, co-host of “The Rizzuto Show” Morning Show on KPNT 105.7 THE POINT. Jeff Burton is an ardent supporter of the organization, as he has been personally afflicted by the debilitating disease. “Because of the platform I have with radio, people ask me all the time where to go for help, and I always send them to the CCFA website.”

Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis is the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's largest fundraising event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the 1.6 million American adults and children affected by Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis – that’s one out of every 200 people! The funds raised through Take Steps will help support patient programs, enhance professional education efforts, and propel critical research for cures.

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The Wolf Seattle Announces Lineup For Annual 'Throwdown' For Firefighters

THE MOUTH, JUNE 1ST, 2018 –– Entercom’s 100.7 The Wolf (KKWF-FM), will host its fifth annual summer country music concert, Throwdown 2018. This year’s event will feature country music stars Kane Brown, Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles Jr, Walker Hayes, Cam, Travis Denning and Aaron Crawford. It takes place Saturday, September 8, 2018.

The Wolf’s Throwdown 2018 will benefit the Wildland Firefighters Foundation and The Seafair Foundation. For additional information, including ticket purchase, please visit: http://www.seattlewolf.com/throwdown

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Sponsors Drop From Bee Show; McCarthy Prevails In Sesame Suit

 

[WATCH] Sponsors Begin To Drop From Samantha Bee Show

[WATCH] John Goodman Breaks Silence On Roseanne Barr Controversy

[WATCH] Roseanne Barr Says She May Fight ABC Firing

[WATCH] Matt LeBlanc Quits 'Top Gear'

Trump Considers Pardon for Martha Stewart

YouTube The Preferred Platform of Today's Teens

[WATCH] VIDEO: Netflix Drops Trailer for First Ever Comic Book ‘The Magic Order’

Sesame Street Makers Lose Lawsuit Over Melissa McCarthy's Happytime Murders

Mariah Carey Replaces 35-carat Engagement Ring With Butterfly Bauble

[WATCH] Nikki Bella and John Cena Are Back Together After Calling Off Wedding

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Help Us Find Radio's Next Rising Stars?

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– ReelWorld, in association with Morning Show Boot Camp 30, is looking to recognize FIVE special personalities who are destined for on-air stardom as winners of its fourth annual Rising Star Awards. NOMINEES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT, JULY 7th.

wThe 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).

Please include photos and any other supporting material you think is relevant. Winners will be notified after July 17th and formally announced on August 10th at MSBC in Chicago. Good luck future Stars! CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT

MSBC 30 COMING ATTRACTION: 'Embracing Change' A Special Radio Roundtable featuring WTMX's Mary Ellen Kachinske, Entercom's Brian Kelly, Beasley's Buzz Knight, Midwest Comm's Jeff McCarthy, WWO's Tim Sabean & Led by Cumulus' Mike McVay - Sponsored by vCreative

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Public Voting For NRHOF Begins June 4

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– Public Voting for National Radio Hall of Fame Begins June 4 LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2018 – Starting June 4 through June 18, listeners nationwide can vote for their favorite radio personalities in two categories to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 15, 2018. The nominees for Music Format On-Air Personality are Ellen K, Kid Kelly, Angie Martinez, and John Tesh. For Spoken Word Format On-Air Personality, the nominees are Mark Levin, Joe Madison, George Noory and Jim Rome. From 6 a.m. EST June 4, until 11:59 p.m. EST June 18, fans can vote for one personality in each category online at www.radiovote.com or via text to 96000 accordingly: Message and data rates may apply. Music Format On-Air Personality For Ellen K, text “100” For Kid Kelly, text “200” For Angie Martinez, text “300” For John Tesh, text “400” Spoken Word Format On-Air Personality For Mark Levin, text “500” For Joe Madison, text “600” For George Noory, text “700” For Jim Rome, text “800”

7Chairman of the National Radio Hall of Fame Kraig T. Kitchin says, “Since reinstituting the nationwide public vote in 2015, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in listener participation which is a testament to the remarkable relationship each nominee has with his or her audience.” Winners of the two categories will be announced June 25. Fans needing more information can go to each host’s social media or the National Radio Hall of Fame website: http://nationalradiohalloffame.com/ There are four categories also being voted on by a panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry professionals. The induction ceremony takes place Nov. 15 at New York City landmark Guastavino’s located in midtown Manhattan (shown above). Returning sponsors of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony include The Mix Group and V Creative.

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Nielsen Gains MRC Accreditation In Five New PPM Audio Markets; Loses One

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THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– Nielsen announced that it has been granted accreditation by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for five additional PPM Audio markets including Columbus, Ohio, Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, N.C., Indianapolis, Ind., Jacksonville, Fla., and Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah. This brings the total to 30 PPM audio markets out of 48 that are accredited by the MRC for Nielsen Audio’s monthly Average Quarter Hour Ratings. “We congratulate Nielsen for meeting the rigorous requirements necessary to extend MRC accreditation for its PPM monthly Average Quarter Hour estimates to these five additional radio markets,” said MRC Executive Director and CEO George W. Ivie.

Brad Kelly (L), Managing Director for Nielsen Audio said, “We are pleased to have achieved MRC accreditation in these additional markets. This demonstrates our continued commitment to quality for the industry’s gold standard audio measurement and it helps enhance our client’s confidence in the currency.” In today’s fragmented media landscape, marketers and advertisers increasingly value advertising that delivers broad reach. Audio is the top weekly reach medium, with 93% of U.S. adults listening to radio every week.

On a final note, the MRC board also voted to remove accreditation of the San Francisco PPM Audio market. Nielsen stands behind the estimates produced for San Francisco and will continue to work with the MRC and clients to regain accreditation in this market.

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Elvis Duran Christens New Cruise Ship

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 ––Premiere-syndicated Elvis Duran had the honor of christening the new Norwegian Ship 'Bliss' yesterday in Seattle as his entire morning crew got involved hosting passengers and guests onboard for the big event reports cruisecritic.com. They even helped out when it came time for the traditional breaking of the Champagne bottle, pushing giant buttons to light up a B-L-I-S-S sign on the Bliss Theater's stage, where Duran waited -- one letter at a time. Duran pushed the final button, sending the bottle sailing into the Bliss' hull, successfully naming the ship. Norwegian Cruise Line President Andy Stuart is a big fan of Duran. "I can't tell you how lucky we were to persuade Elvis and his team to be godparents of this ship," he said.

The Norwegian Bliss carries 4,004 passengers, is the third ship in the cruise line's Breakaway-Plus Class, following fleetmates Norwegian Escape and Joy, which sails in Asia. Norwegian Encore debuts next year. Stuart called the ship class the most successful in the company's history. See more HERE

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ON-AIR: Joe D'Ambrosio Joins Ray Dunaway In Mornings At WTIC Hartford; Mike Kasper Announces He's Left Mornings At MIX 106 Boise

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– Entercom has named Joe D’Ambrosio to join “Mornings with Ray Dunaway” on 1080 WTIC-AM from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EST, beginning today, May 31. “Joe’s deep connection with and expertise of Connecticut's sports landscape make him among the most respected voices in the field,” said Phil Zachary, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Hartford. “We are pleased to announce this next phase of our relationship with him." Joe is an award-winning sportscaster who has been with WTIC for 27 years. He has been recognized with the Sports Media Association’s “Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year Award” a record nine times and is the recipient of the 2018 “Dean of Sports Award,” which was awarded at the Franciscan Live Center Sports Banquet.

-- The Idaho Statesmen reports that after 15 years, morning host Mike Kasper aired his last show on Mix 106 FM on Tuesday, May 29. "It's official, my contract has been bought out ..." Kasper posted on Facebook. "I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed waking you up every morning for the past 15 years and 344 days." Kasper spent almost a decade with Kate McGwire on Magic 93.1 FM before moving to Mix 106 as "Mike & Kate in the Morning." Read more HERE

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PROGRAMMING: Adam Klug Named PD For 97.3 The Fan San Diego; Mark Zander Rises To PD For Mid-West Family Rockford Combo

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– Entercom has appointed Adam Klug as Program Director for 97.3 The Fan, the San Diego Padres Radio Network, (KWFN-FM) in San Diego, effective June 11. Klug comes to San Diego from CBS Sports Radio in New York where he was a producer for national radio and TV hosts, Bill Reiter and Doug Gottlieb. Prior to that, he spent two years with ESPN Radio.

-- Mark Zander has been promoted to operations manager/program director of active rock WXRX 104.9-FM and sports/talk WNTA 1330-AM in Rockford reports Robert Feder. He joined the Mid-West Family Broadcasting stations as program director and morning host of 104.9 The X in August 2016. He later moved to afternoons. Zander previously served as PD for Weigel Broadcasting’s soft rock/oldies WRME 87.7-FM and weekend host at Hubbard Radio classic hits WDRV 97.1-FM. He also was host and producer of two nationally syndicated shows, “The Rockin’ 80′s” and “The Rockin’ 70′s.

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PODCASTS: Eric Bischoff's '83 Weeks' On WWO Rides Top Of Apple's Podcast Chart

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– Westwood One reports its 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff podcast on Westwood One Podcast Network has rocketed to the top of the Apple Podcasts charts every week since it launched in late April. The show had a stellar debut at #1 in the “Sports & Recreation” category and #2 on Apple Podcasts' “Top Podcasts” chart. The show features wrestling legend Eric Bischoff and popular wrestling podcaster Conrad Thompson taking a deep dive into the highs and lows of Eric's unparalleled success in the wrestling business.

“Eric Bischoff is a proven hit-maker, and Conrad Thompson is a subject matter expert on not only wrestling but the art of podcast production. Tie that together with their chemistry, and the result is a show with explosive growth,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing, Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “No one can offer more insight into the business of wrestling than Eric. He built a company that out-performed WWE for 83 weeks, and now, once again he’s shown his gift of revealing new dimensions in content for the passionate wrestling audience.”

Tim Sabean, Westwood One’s SVP, Digital, added “My goal is to build and acquire the Mount Rushmore of content here at the Westwood One Podcast Network. 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff fits that role as we strive to create the best in class of podcasting!" For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com. Contact Suzy Schultz | Westwood One Podcast Network | sschultz@westwoodone.com | (212) 419-2905.

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BUSINESS: High 5 Media Acquires Majority Interest In Spoke Media

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– High 5 Media, parent company of Dallas-based YEA Networks has acquired a majority interest in Spoke Media, a growing podcast company based in Dallas that specializes in branded content.

Founded by Keith Reynolds, Spoke Media has created branded podcasts for Wondery, Midroll, Cinestate, The Dallas Morning News, Busch, and Carbonite, sponsor of Breach, Spoke Media’s new podcast investigating history’s most notorious data breaches. Spoke Media has developed podcasts featuring journalists including Bob Sullivan, founding member of MSNBC.com; sports analysts Matt Mosley and Ed Werder; and actors Vincent D’Onofrio and Columbus Short. The company produces four of iTunes’ Top 100 podcasts.

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Total Sports Prep Adds 6 Affiliates

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– United Stations Radio Networks (USRN) announced that its Sports Prep Service known as TOTAL SPORTS PREP has added six (6) new affiliates in recent weeks. The service, which was launched in 2015, provides the most comprehensive daily gathering of audio and stories from the world of sports. The service is delivered 365 days per year, and the newest additions to the Total Sports Prep affiliate lineup are radio stations representing a number of different formats and they include WFNI “The Fan”/Indianapolis, WRKS-FM “The Zone”/Jackson, MS, KSWN-AM “The Zone”/McCook, NE, WZZN-FM “The Zone”/Huntsville, AL, WASK/Lafayette, IN and WMEN “The Hurricane”/West Palm Beach, FL.

TOTAL SPORTS PREP is gathered and produced by a team of radio professionals led by David Brody and Dustin Rhoades. Brody is the owner of Broadcaster Marketing Services, a talent consulting and representation firm, and Dustin Rhoades is the Executive Producer of the top-rated Mully and Hanley Morning Show in Chicago on CBS Radio’s WSCR-AM (“The Score”). USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky. For more info, contact Andy Denemark at andyd@unitedstations.com - (212) 536-3603.

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Nick Grimshaw Quits As Host Of BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show; KIIS-FM's Jackie O Bans Celebrity Guest; BBC6 Goes All Female

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– Nick Grimshaw told listeners, "I've decided it's time for a change, time for a new show and, most importantly, it's going to be time for a new wake-up time... preferably about 11.30." He said he will remain on BBC Radio 1 on the drivetime show in a job swap with Greg James. Grimshaw joked that he "ain't had a good night's sleep since God knows when" and that he has had "jet lag for six years". Greg James appeared on the programme and admitted to feeling nervous about announcing his new role as the Breakfast Show presenter. Read more HERE

KIIS FM's Jackie 'O' BANNED A Celebrity Guest - In Sydney Australia, KIIS FM's Jackie 'O' Henderson has interviewed a slew of A-list names. Jackie revealed one undesirable chat with a male star that left her 'so uncomfortable'. She claimed the famous male guest was 'so full on' and 'just a creep' that she has refused to ever work with him again.

BBC Radio 6 Music In The UK Goes All Female - BBC 6 Music will celebrate women’s voices with Hear Her Day, part of a BBC-wide season marking 100 years since women won the vote. Listeners will be invited to create the playlist, sending in their favourite tracks by female artists which will be played on air throughout the day, from 7am-7pm on Friday 8 June. The station will also feature an all-female presenting line-up with Elizabeth Alker kicking things off in the early morning (5-7am), followed by Mary Anne Hobbs (7-10am). Then it’s over to Lauren Laverne (10am–1pm), Liz Kershaw (1-4pm) and Amy Lamé (4-7pm).

Greg James Tells Taylor Swift She Needs A Shower - Internet Has Melt-Down - When Greg James joked that Taylor Swift needed a shower, her fans did not find it funny. As the singer stepped off stage at BBC’s Biggest Weekend, he jokingly told her, as she dripped in sweat, that she needed to take a shower. Read more and watch the video here; https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/29/greg-james-tells-taylor-swift-needs-shower-twitter-majorly-overreacts-7586110/

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

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SNAPS: Student Caught Riding Bus to Graduation Gets A Car From Smiley Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2018 –– As a follow-up to one of our favorite stories of the week, check out the photo above of Corey Patrick next to his new ride courtesy of syndicated host Rickey Smiley. As we first reported last week (JL-5/25), moved by photos that had gone viral of Patrick heading to a bus stop in his cap and gown, Smiley reached out and was determined to get Patrick his own car. Smiley invited Patrick on his show following his graduation acknowledging, “We want to thank you Corey, for showing us the definition of determination,” regarding his daily commitment to catch an early morning bus to travel crosstown to complete his high school education. Smiley then told Patrick he would need to get a driver’s license and that Smiley, along with R&B hitmaker Tyrese and 95.7 JAMZ in Birmingham, AL would work to get him a car. In less than 24 hours, Corey Patrick had a brand new car from University Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Anniston, AL.

Smiley referenced the fact that Patrick woke up at 4am to catch a bus in the 5 am hour to get to school at Tarrant High School in Tarrant, AL. The interview, video and pictures can be be seen HERE

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Cuomo Readys For Battle Against TV's Maddow & Hannity

 

Chris Cuomo To Face Off With Maddow & Hannity In Nightly Primetime TV Battle

THR Covers 'The Reckoning Weinstein Legal Case'

[WATCH] Charlie Sheen Campaigns for a Two and a Half Men Reboot After Roseanne's Cancellation

Whoopi Goldberg Blasts Roseanne For Sharing Manipulated Image Of Her In Trump T-Shirt

Roseanne Lashes Out At TV Son Following Cancellation

Coachella Announces 2019 Dates

US festival Lollapalooza Bound For Sweden

Anthony Anderson to Host the 2018 NBA Awards on TNT

Jeff Goldblum to Release Debut Jazz Album on Decca Records

PHOTO/ Jeremy Freeman

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'Elvis' Dan Lay Returns For Mornings At Entercom's ALT 105.3 San Francisco

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– Entercom announced that ‘Elvis’ Dan Lay will join ALT 105.3 (KITS-FM), The Bay Area’s Alternative, as morning drive host, effective today. “We’re thrilled to welcome Elvis to the Entercom team,” said Gregory Nemitz, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom San Francisco. “His passion and drive for radio and its multiple platforms, coupled with his knowledge and connection to the Bay Area will provide our listeners and partners with the engaging live, local audio content they enjoy daily on ALT 105.3.”

“I’m excited to be joining Entercom San Francisco and getting back to doing morning radio in the Bay,” said Elvis. “Let’s have some fun!” Prior to joining Entercom, Elvis held various on-air roles including midday host at KSFM in San Diego and Y95 in Phoenix, afternoon drive host on 97.7 in San Jose and evening host on Q106 in San Diego. After those stops, he co-founded The Dog House with Jeff Vandergrift and moved to Wild 107 in San Francisco.

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REPORT: Steve Harvey Radio Show Co-Host Assistant Found Dead In Atlanta Hotel

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– TMZ reports that Steve Harvey morning radio show assistant Bryan Cooke died this weekend after being found unresponsive in his hotel room by co-host Kier 'Junior' Spates . According to an incident report obtained by TMZ, police were called to the W Hotel in Atlanta early Sunday afternoon, where the body of Spates' assistant, Bryan Cooke, had been discovered in his room. Both Booke and Spates were supposed to catch a flight to L.A. later that day. When no one answered, staff went in to find Cooke lying face down on his bed, and cold to the touch.

Spates told police he and Cooke had hit the town the night before, but that Cooke appeared fine upon returning to the hotel. They even smoked cigars together before going to their separate rooms, and Spates said they did not partake in any drugs. Cooke was 39.

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Rebecca Wilde Joins WTVR's Wicker Show

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– Entercom announced the addition of Rebecca Wilde to Mix 98.1’s (WTVR-FM) Wicker In The Morning. Rebecca will join current longtime morning host Jeff Wicker. “We’re thrilled to bring Rebecca back into the Richmond mix and look forward to having her reconnect with our community,” said Bennett Zier, Senior Vice President, Entercom Virginia. “Rebecca’s drive and enthusiasm will ensure we continue to deliver the engaging local content our listeners look forward to daily on Mix 98.1.”

“I’m looking forward to returning to and waking up Richmond alongside Jeff,” said Rebecca. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to join this great team.” The move signals a return to the Richmond airwaves for Wilde. She previously worked in the market at 103.7 Hot AC and at 106.5 The Buzz. Aside from her experience in Richmond, Wilde has also worked in Seattle and Cleveland.

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Michael Buhrman Named PD For KSFM Sacramento

Mia Amore & SOOSH*E Added To On-Air Lineup

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– Entercom announced the addition of Michael “Big Mic” Buhrman as Program Director for 102.5 KSFM (KSFM-FM) in Sacramento, effective June 4. Mia Amore and SOOSH*E join the station as on-air hosts, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Michael’s skill set, dedication and passion to 102.5 KSFM. His knowledge of the format and reputation in the industry will be an asset to the team,” said Stacey Kauffman, Director of Sales and Interim Market Manager, Entercom Sacramento.

“I’m humbled and excited to join KSFM and the Entercom Sacramento family,” added Buhrman. “KSFM is such a powerful set of call letters with an esteemed history of success and I appreciate the faith the team has in me to take over the reins.”

Mia Amore joins KSFM as morning drive host, starting today. Amore was most recently at KRBQ in San Francisco. SOOSH*E joined the station as evening host from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and comes to Entercom from Entravision Sacramento.

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SYNDICATION: Markley & Van Camp Show Take Middays On Seattle's 570 KVI

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– The Markley and van Camp Show, which launched into national syndication two months ago with Compass Media Networks, announced the addition of Seattle on Talk Radio 570 KVI. The show will debut live from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon pacific time starting Monday June 4. Now heard in over 15 markets including Seattle, Portland, Orlando, Peoria, West Palm Beach, Oklahoma City and Baton Rouge. Rick Van Cise, KVI Program Director, says “The first time I heard Jamie Markley and David van Camp I knew they were the midday answer for KVI. They tell it like it is with their irreverent take on pop culture and politics.” Jamie Markley and David van Camp add, "We are pumped to be on KVI, a heritage station that helped put the news-talk format on the map"

With the move, KVI's Kirby Wilbur brings his show to the afternoon drive 3p-6p. He says, "I can sleep in now. First time in my radio life!", says Wilbur about his switch to the afternoon drive time in Seattle. To request information on Markley/Van Camp contact Susan O’Connell soconnell@compassmedianetworks.com or phone 914-708-1450.

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Fred Jacobs Remembers Nick Michaels: The Poet Laureate of Radio'

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– Jacobs Media's Fred Jacobs writes that this past weekend, radio lost one of its most unique voices – and its most powerful storytellers, Nick Michaels. As we learned this week, he passed away suddenly in his home in Miami. Jacobs says, "Nick was a one of a kind radio guy. He told us we were living in 'an over-communicated world' long before we figured it out for ourselves. He was the king of capturing attention – standing out by not shouting."

Jacobs saisy, "Nick’s whisper connected with more people than all those screaming, pukey dime-a-dozen voice guys. Nick was the poet laureate of radio. He was spinning fascinating stories about the music before there was “This American Life” or “The Moth Radio Hour.” Originally from Canada, Jacobs explains that he broke into national advertising in New York City when he just a kid. "And that signature voice – you could always differentiate a spot with Nick’s touch – just stood out and grabbed you. The guy was an artist -- Nick Michaels set a high bar, but helped us attain success, connecting us with what motivated our careers. Read Jacobs entire piece HERE

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Longtime Padres Radio Broadcaster Ted Leitner Diagnosed With Cancer

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– Our thoughts and best wishes go out to longtime Padres Radio Broadcaster Ted Leitner who's been diagnosed with cancer. According to Fox Sports, on Tuesday, Padres radio broadcaster Leitner announced via his Twitter account that he will be leaving the Padres’ radio booth indefinitely following Wednesday’s game to undergo treatment for a cancerous tumor in his kidney: Have always tried to be honest with the radio & TV audience. So will do that now also: I have cancer-and will be off the #Padres broadcast indefinitely after Wednesday’s game. Thank you Padres fans and #aztecfamily for all your support all these wonderful years. — Ted Leitner (@TedLeitner)

A San Diego legend, Leitner is in his 39th season of calling Padres games. The 71-year-old has also been a part of San Diego State athletics since 1978, calling Aztecs football and basketball games along the way. He will undergo surgery to have the kidney removed later this week.

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EVENTS: Cumulus Joined By Over 5,000 Listeners For 'Jersey Shore Takeover'

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– Cumulus New York’s 95.5 WPLJ and NASH FM 94. began the “Jersey Shore Takeover” this Memorial Day Weekend, with over 5,000 listeners coming out to enjoy free concerts and live performances hosted by both stations. Cumulus Media-New York opened the morning on Friday, May 25th at 6am with 95.5’s Todd & Jayde broadcasting live from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach. Performances by Jason Mraz, Echosmith, MAX and John Splithoff lit up the boardwalk with the sun rising over the already crowded beach.

PHOTO 1: (Left to Right) Katie Neal, on-air Host, NASH FM 94.7; Country artist Granger Smith; Jesse Addy, on-air Host, NASH FM 94.7 and John Foxx, NASH FM 94.7 Program Director.

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Q104.3 New York's Shelli Sonstein Climbs Again For Fallen Heroes

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– Shelli Sonstein, co-host of the Jim Kerr Rock & Roll Morning Show on Q104.3 FM in NYC, will be taking her support of New York area First Responders to new heights when she participates in the 4th Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Tower Climb on Jun 3rd, 2018. Sonstein will be climbing the full 104 flights of One World Trade Center in support of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s mission to honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller. The off duty FDNY’er was in Brooklyn about to play golf with his brothers when the first plane hit the twin towers. In full 65 pound fire gear, he ran through the closed to traffic Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the WTC where he perished with other FDNY brothers.

In addition to supporting firefighters, the Foundation provides valuable assistance to families of first responders, police officers, and military personnel, including paying mortgages and other expenses of heroes killed in the line of duty, thereby lessening the incredible burden on their loved ones. Shelli is asking the support of her many industry friends and fans. To donate, go to www.Q1043.com and click on the banner link to the event.

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Annual WKLH Miracle Marathon For Kid's Hospital Raises Over 1.1 Million Dollars

THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2018 –– WKLH’s Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin wrapped up 36 hours of broadcasting from 5a on the 24th to 5p on the 25th, raising $1,112,805. Broadcast live from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, this two-day radiothon, hosted by 96-5 WKLH/Milwaukee’s Mornings with Dave Luczak, is a 21-year annual fundraising tradition held before Memorial Day weekend. This event is Children’s Hospital’s largest fundraiser, with over $25,000,000 in donations through all 21 Marathons.

“Not only is Children’s a tremendous asset to the Milwaukee community, children from 48 states and 8 countries have been treated here” said Dave Luczak. “Families have literally moved to Milwaukee to go to Children’s.” Patients, their families, and caregivers were interviewed throughout the Marathon. Listeners pledged their support for Children’s Hospital through a live volunteer phone bank, and can still donate online at wklh.com.

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Not A Good Week For Roseanne

 

‘Roseanne’ Canceled By ABC Following Racist Tweets

... Roseanne Dropped By Her Agency ICM Partners

... Valerie Jarrett Responds

... Wanda Sykes Quits ‘Roseanne’ After Racially Charged Remark

... Roseanne Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold Among Those Praising ABC For Cancelling Show

Serena Williams Wins First Grand Slam Match Since Giving Birth

Lady Gaga Returns To The Recording Studio With Jazz Legend Tony Bennett

Elton John To Give Lecture On HIV In Honor Of Late Princess Diana

NBC News Lands Interview With Bill Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand, Breaking 13-Year Silence

Appeals Court Rejects Kesha's Bid to Get Out of Dr. Luke Deal

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Phil Zachary To Take Over Wash. DC Entercom Cluster

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– Phil Zachary, who recently took over as SVP of Entercom Southern New England including Hartford, Springfield and Providence, is now headed to its Washington, DC cluster where he'll succeed Steve Swenson reports The Philadelphia Business Journal. Phil was formerly VP/Market Manager for Entercom’s Boston cluster and the Boston Red Sox Radio Networks until Last November when the company relocated Zachary to Hartford. With the move to Washington, he'll continue to oversee the Hartford group until a replacement is found.

Phil joined Entercom in October, 2013 after 11 years as President/COO of North Carolina’s Curtis Media Group. Prior to that, he was VP/Market Captain for CBS Radio Washington, DC.

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PODCAST: K104.7 Charlotte's Phil & Mel Show Launch 'Relationship ICU'

yTHE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– Beasley announced the official launch of K 104.7 FM’s Phil & Mel in the Morning’s brand new podcast, entitled 'Relationship ICU.' Relationship ICU is the topic of the Phil & Mel Morning Show on K 104.7 because sometimes relationships need some intensive care.

The show will feature Phil Harris and Melany Myers, co-host of the Phil & Mel in the Mornings, along with Beasley Media Group Charlotte Public Affairs Director Francene Marie. “We hope that by sharing our lifetime relationship mistakes and mishaps, it will help guide our loyal listeners into successful relationships,” said Phil Harris. “It’s three very different perspectives with a combination of a married guy, a single female with no kids and an empty-nesting divorced mom.”

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Jacobs Expands Relationship With Podcast Movement

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– Jacobs Media and the Podcast Movement have doubled the agenda for the radio-focused podcast track, “Broadcasters Meet Podcasters set for Philadelphia on July 23-26, Jacobs Media has developed nine sessions over two days targeted at members of the radio industry. This year, "Broadcasters Meet Podcasters" is sponsored by the Beasley Media Group. Company President Fred Jacobs announced, “Podcasting represents a tremendous opportunity for the radio industry to expand its content delivery and brands, and Podcast Movement is the best forum to learn about the space and where it’s going. We are thrilled to have Beasley Media Group as our presenting sponsor.” “Podcasting plays an important role in our company’s continued commitment of offering unique content to our dedicated listeners and advertisers across multiple platforms,” said Beasley Media Group Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley. “We look forward to being a part of this exciting event with Jacobs Media in one of our company’s largest markets, Philadelphia!”

Among Jacob's featured guests include NPR Pres. CEO Jarl Mohn, Caroline Beasley - Beasley, Ginny Morris - Hubbard Radio, Bill Hendrich - Cox, Suzanne Grimes - Westwood One, Julie Talbott - Premiere Networks and Premiere syndicated host Bobby Bones. The 2018 Podcast Movement will take place in Philadelphia, July 23-26, at the Downtown Philadelphia Marriott. Click HERE for more Info.

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[WATCH] Jackie Foster From 'The Voice' Gets Surprised On-Air By A Rock Legend

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– Roger Daltrey of THE WHO was on 101.5 KGB and the Bob & Coe Show (inset) to surprise San Diego local Jackie Foster of THE VOICE. Jackie was in studio with Bob and Coe when the rock icon called in. He called in to give his stamp of approval of her performance of the song 'Love Reign O'er Me' LOVE REIGN O'ER ME a few weeks ago on THE VOICE. It was her best vocal performance through her journey on THE VOICE.

Bob and Coe were joined in the studio by Jackie and her parents Mike and Carol Foster. Jackie was raised on KGB. You will love the reaction of Jackie and her parents when Daltrey calls in - WATCH HERE

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WCSX-FM To Play 24 Hours Of Bob Seger

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– Beasley's 94.7 WCSX-FM, in support of a petition to have Bob Seger Boulevard approved by the Ann Arbor Michigan School Board, will be playing 24 hours of Bob Seger music from on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. WCSX-FM’s Big Jim’s House Morning Show challenged WCSX-FM Program Director Jerry Tarrants that they could get more than 9,470 likes on the brand new “Make Bob Seger Boulevard” Facebook page. Within only a few days, Bob Seger fans from all over the world made their voices known with likes for the page going well over the 9,470 likes needed! As a result, listeners will be able to enjoy 24 hours of Seger on the station!

“I should have known that Bob Seger fans would rise to the occasion,” said Program Director Jerry Tarrants. “It will be fun. The incredible response will help to support our efforts in having naming a street sign after this Rock legend. It is something that everyone in the Detroit area and around the world wants to see happen!”

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EVENTS: The River Nashville Announces Its' River On The Rooftop' All-Star Lineup

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– iHeartMedia’s 107.5 The River Nashville announced its lineup for its annual River on the Rooftop concert series. The events will be hosted at a brand new venue, Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar at 311 Broadway. The free three-part concert series, with dates on June 11, June 25 and July 23, will feature performances from Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Maren Morris, Bazzi, MAX, Madison Beer, Cash Cash, The Vamps, and Loote, with more performers to be announced at a later date.

“River on the Rooftop has become synonymous with summer in Nashville,” said, Jonathan Shuford, Program Director for iHeartMedia Nashville. “We’ve welcomed some of the most prolific artists in the world over the past three years, and we’re incredibly proud to offer our listeners what we believe to be our best lineup yet in 2018.

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HOLIDAY RECAP: 96.5 WCMF Rochester Presents Annual Rib Fest

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– Among the many Memorial Day festivities held over the Memorial Day Weekend included Entercom’s 96.5 WCMF-FM, Rochester’s annual Roc City Rib Fest, a BBQ and music festival featuring nationwide and local food favorites. Entertainment featured Sean Patrick McGraw, Branded and Kid Kurry, among others. The four-day family-friendly festival will feature live music, retail and craft vendors, and an interactive Kids Zone. Get more info and highlights HERE

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KICKS Augusta Hosts A 1,000 Flags Day

THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2018 –– The Patriot Guard came to Beasley Augusta’s KICKS 99 and placed flags in front of Beasley Media Augusta building on Friday, May 25th to commemorate the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend. The KICKS Wake up Krew with Mike, Jenny and Dub opened text lines and phones for listeners to salute members of their family and friends who lost their lives protecting our freedom, as well as had members of the Patriot Guards on the air.

In addition, station team members went to various locations throughout the community to give away small American Flags to listeners during the morning show.

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Timberlake Visits Santa Fe School Shooting Victim During Texas Tour

[WATCH] Will Power Wins Indianapolis 500

[WATCH] Mayor Giuliani's Birthday Announcement During Yankee Game Draws Thunderous Boos

Pat's Owner Robert Kraft Helps Save Man Who Collapsed At Kevin Hart Show

Music Justin Timberlake visits Santa Fe School Shooting Victim In Hospital

Common Appears in Starbucks Racial Bias Training Video

Lady Gaga Recording New Music In New York City

[WATCH] Eminem Addresses Rumor He's Dating Nicki Minaj

[WATCH] Willie Nelson Walks Off Stage Without Playing, Reschedules Show Due to Illness

[WATCH] Videos Released of Morgan Freeman Making Passes At Women

[WATCH] 3 Mario Batali Restaurants To Close On Las Vegas Strip

Pandora matches Spotify & Apple With $15-a-Month Family Plan

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Are You Ready to Participate In MSBC's 1st-Ever 'AQ'?

MSBC and Jacobs Media Team For Unique Research Study Of Talent By Talent

THE MOUTH, MAY 29th, 2018 –– Coming Soon, Jacobs Media will begin to survey hundreds of on-air talent – from morning shows to talk hosts and other dayparts and will become the first-ever 'AQ', Air-Talent Questionnaire aiming exclusively at those behind the mic! Be among the first to participate in this first-ever talent study containing CONFIDENTIAL feedback from radio personalities across the country.

Jacobs Media, presenters of the highly anticipated Techsurvey 2018 and whose studies have been quoted throughout the media world, will provide data unlike any ever seen before - from content to contests, from preparation to PPM to promotions, every aspect of doing a successful show in today's new media landscape will researched. The results will be revealed at MSBC30 in Chicago this summer. If you have questions you’d like to see included in the study, contact Jacobs Media’s Research Director Jason Hollins at Jason@JacobsMedia.com. Watch for an invitation to CONFIDENTIALLY take part in in this survey in the weeks ahead.

MSBC 30 COMING ATTRACTION: 'Embracing Change' A Special Radio Roundtable featuring WTMX's Mary Ellen Kachinske, Entercom's Brian Kelly, Beasley's Buzz Knight, Midwest Comm's Jeff McCarthy, WWO's Tim Sabean & Led by Cumulus' Mike McVaySponsored by vCreative

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Entercom Announces Nine Leadership Promotions For Senior Management

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THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– Entercom announced nine promotions for senior management across digital, programming, events, sales, ad sales marketing, legal, and traffic. “We are fortunate to have such a talented team of leaders at Entercom and it is a pleasure to be able to promote several of them today in recognition of their increasing roles and responsibilities,” said David Field, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entercom. “These are exciting times at the company and as we roll ahead with our investments and execute our transformational plans, we will continue to offer meaningful professional growth 9opportunities for our top performers.”

“This is a strategic move to position ourselves for success in the long-term,” said Weezie Kramer, Chief Operating Officer, Entercom. “We are making great progress and we are excited about where we are headed. With this new, elevated leadership structure, we are poised to maximize our capabilities and scale as one of the best radio broadcast operators in the industry.” The management promotions include the following: Fred Bennett, Senior Vice President, Traffic Weather Information Network JD Crowley, Chief Digital Officer Mike Dash, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Liana Huth, Senior Vice President, Programming Innovation Jen Morelli, Senior Vice President, Events and Experiences Jenny Nelson, Senior Vice President, Ad Sales Marketing John Pacino, Senior Vice President, Product and Engineering Sam Rogers, Senior Vice President, National Sales Jeff Sottolano, Senior Vice President, Radio and Radio.com Programming.

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Viral Photo Leads Rickey Smiley To Give Car To Teen Who Took Bus To Graduation

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THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– Reach Media's syndicated host Rickey Smiley will be giving a new car to a Birmingham teen this morning after a photo of him walking to graduation went viral. WVTM-TV tells the story of a determined Birmingham teen whose journey to graduation was more difficult than most and captured the attention of Smiley. He then reached out to the teen Corey Patrick for an interview and promised that he and others would team up to buy the Tarrant High School graduate a new car.

"I need you to go and get your driver's license. We're going to buy you a car," Smiley told Patrick, who said on air that he's received a scholarship offer from Jacksonville University in Florida. His mother said nothing is official yet, though. A spokesperson for Smiley reached out to WVTM 13's Marlei Martinez and informed her about their plans to present a new car to Patrick this morning on his show. WVTM 13 will be there when the teen gets the keys to his new car.

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[WATCH] 'My Personal Life Became A Chaotic Mess;' Producer Joe Opens Up

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– After charges were dropped this week following a domestic skirmish back in March, Joe Gassman, aka Producer Joe (center), returned to the air yesterday with an emotional recap of what happened the night of his arrest and the days that followed. As reported by WZZM-TV, Gassman said he and his girlfriend Ashley had been going through relationship troubles. He revealed turning to alcohol. In March, Gassmann drove to the Chicago area to see his family during St. Patrick's Day weekend. He invited Ashley to meet his family and afterwards, Joe and Ashley went to a bar. Later the two of them went back to their hotel and Gassmann fell asleep. Ashley woke Joe up, holding his phone, to confront him about a girl she thought, at the time, Gassmann had been seeing on the side. That led to a screaming match. Ashley threw Gassmann's phone off the balcony, five stories down, and then went for his laptop to do the same thing. Gassmann tackled her onto the balcony to try to prevent that from happening. "My personal life became a chaotic mess. I was carrying gobs of baggage." That was just the beginning of the story.

Ashley sent a statement to Free Beer & Hot Wings, saying she did not want Gassmann to go to jail. She did not want to press charges. However, because of Illinois law, when police are called during a domestic incident, someone has to go to jail and police decide who that is. Read her full statement and watch Producer Joe's return HERE

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Mark Boudreaux Named iHeart Market President New Orleans

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– iHeart announced that Mark Boudreaux has been named Market President, effective June 11. As Market President, Boudreaux will work with the programming, marketing and sales teams for radio station brands in New Orleans to oversee on-air and digital programming as well as create new business and revenue opportunities. He will report to Michael Hudson, Area President for iHeartMedia Baton Rouge/New Orleans. “We’re thrilled to have Mark as our new leader at iHeartMedia New Orleans,” said Hudson. “His incredible skill set and passion for people make him the perfect person to take the stations in our New Orleans market to amazing ratings and revenue thresholds.”

“Who better to run our iHeartMedia New Orleans market, than a native New Orleanian?” said Eddie Martiny, President of iHeartMedia’s Houston Region. “Mark has a proven track record in the Crescent City as a seller, Sales Manager and Vice President of Sales. We are excited to have Mark and his infectious personality leading iHeartMedia New Orleans.”

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Townsquare Completes Sale Of Amusement Company NAME

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– Townsquare Media announced the sale of North American Midway Entertainment, LLC ("NAME") to North American Fairs, LLC, an entity owned by Danny Huston, for $23.5 million plus a 15% residual interest in any future proceeds of a sale of NAME in the next ten years. NAME is North America's largest mobile amusement company, entertaining approximately 16 million people on an annual basis as the owner and operator of amusement attractions at approximately 150 fairs per year across the United States and Canada. NAME has been a subsidiary of the Company since it was acquired in 2015.

Under the terms of the purchase agreement, North American Fairs, LLC will acquire all of the issued and outstanding membership interests of NAME's parent company, Heartland Group, LLC, from the Company for total cash consideration of $23.5 million. In addition, Townsquare will have the right to receive 15% of any sale proceeds if NAME is sold, in whole or in part, in the next ten years. The Company expects to hold the net cash proceeds from the sale on its balance sheet, pending reinvestment. For the year ended December 31, 2017, NAME generated net revenue, net loss, Adjusted EBITDA and capital expenditures of $92.2 million, $33.7 million, $7.3 million and $6.3 million, respectively. Pro forma for the divestiture of NAME, Townsquare's 2017 net revenue, net income, Adjusted EBITDA and capital expenditures were $415.2 million, $23.4 million, $89.9 million and $16.5 million, respectively. Reporting Impact and Guidance Due to this transaction, Townsquare's second quarter and full year guidance will no longer include NAME.

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EVENTS: Entercom New York To Air 'Shannon's Summer Beach Blastoff' And 'Boomer & Gio's Kickoff To Summer'

 

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– Entercom New York’s WCBS-FM 101.1, New York’s Greatest Hits, will be broadcasting Scott Shannon & The Big Show live from Coney Island. “Shannon in the Morning Summer Beach Blastoff” will feature Scott Shannon, Patty Steele, Sue Aller, John Elliot and Brad Blanks, with special performances by Taylor Dayne and Smash Mouth. The Event takes place today until 10:00 am. at Coney Island Boardwalk Parachute Jump, Brooklyn, NY and is open to the public.

--Also taking place today will be Entercom-owned WFAN's 'Boomer and Gio’s Kickoff to Summer” show live from Neptune, New Jersey. The show will feature special performances by Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot. - WFAN and BAKBlade will be hosting a “Hairiest Back Contest” during the live broadcast.

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[LISTEN] Big Machine's Scott Borchetta Co-Host With Dave O'Brien On Hank FM

 

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– Former “American Idol” mentor and Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta (shown left and top center, the man credited with launching the career of Taylor Swift, is the biggest IndyCar fan in Nashville. So, it was only natural to find him in Indianapolis for this weekend’s 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Penn Grade Motor Oil. Scott co-hosted Mornings With Dave O’Brien (top right) on Country 97.1 HANK FM (WLHK) Thursday morning and will be returning Friday for more co-hosting duties.

Scott and Dave’s guests on Thursday included Justin Moore, Ronnie Dunn, Trent Harmon, Indy 500 champ Tony Kanaan, Indy 500 driver Josef Newgarden, the official Indy 500 Milkmen and Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles. Friday’s guests will include Florida Georgia Line with an exclusive announcement about FGL Fest, taking place on Saturday, September 8th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line weekend; Brantley Gilbert, legendary Indy 500 driver Bobby Unser and other surprise guests. Listen live HERE - PHOTO/WLHK’s Casey Vallier, Scott Borchetta, and Dave O’Brien

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SNAPS: vCreative and Sun Broadcast Greet Honorees At The Gracies

THE MOUTH, MAY 25TH, 2018 –– vCreative & Sun Broadcast Group were sponsors of the Royal Suite pre-recording room before the Gracies Gala in Beverly Hills. Jason Bailey (TR) and Jinny Laderer (LC) greeted and celebrated 30 Honoree's of Gracie Awards with champaign, gifts and photographs as they came to pre-record their acceptance speech that was aired during the Gala later in the evening. Jay and Jinny are both Judges of the Gracies.

Laderer has served on the AWM Board of Directors for 2 years and has been a judge of the Gracies since 2013. "It is an honor to serve on the AWM board and be a judge for the Gracie Awards," says Laderer. "This years Gala was by far the best to date, but due to the time restraint, not all Honoree's could be announced on stage. Sponsoring the Royal Suite Pre Recording Room gives us an opportunity to celebrate all of the honoree's for their outstanding work." For more information, visit allwomeninmedia.org.

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