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MOTION: Kramer Exits KMLE, Heads To $#N *&^%&
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 –– Popular KMLE/Phoenix morning host Steve Kramer aired his last show last Friday and announced he was headed for an opportunity too big to pass up. He posted on his Facebook page "You know those times when life is going great, and then all of a sudden something appears. Maybe it's a job, a move, a person, a situation. Something that is such a big opportunity or change, that while it's not all completely clear of why it came into your life when it did or the way it did, it's a situation where you know you have to jump and let a net appear. I decided to take that jump last week."
He thanked Tim Richards, Tim Pohlman, and everyone at CBS Radio who believed in him, and gave him his amazing opportunity. "Sometimes you gotta leap. This will be a big one for me," he added.
Sources tell Jockline he's indeed headed to a top 25 market with a start date yet to be decided. Meanwhile our lips are sealed, but contrary to some rumors it's not a return to the South where he formerly worked in Tampa and Panama City, FL. Stay tuned.
CMG Welcomes John E. Kage As Dir. Branding/Programming For Tampa Combo
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa has named John E. Kage as its new Director of Branding for Hot 101.5 FM WPOI. Additionally, the Director of Branding and Programming for 97X WSUN FM will report to Kage.
“I am proud to have John join our team,” said Keith Lawless, CMG Tampa VP and Market Manager. “His proven track record of success and leadership in programming, along with his clear passion to win, will make him a very welcome addition to our amazing team at CMG Tampa.” Before joining CMG Tampa, Kage was Program Director and Digital Content Director for KQKS/ KS1075 in Denver, Co.
"Having spent many years in Denver with both an amazing radio station and staff, it was going to have to be a pretty special opportunity to move elsewhere,” said Kage. “CMG Tampa is exactly that, and every time I get the chance to talk radio with Steve Smith I leave inspired and excited about this business. Most important to me at this stage in my career is a positive team atmosphere, the right tools to win and great brands, and Keith Lawless and the talented CMG Tampa team have done a tremendous job with these brands.”
SYNDICATION: KCLB Palm Springs Adds "Mark in the Morning"
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 –– Mark Thompson, longtime co-host of the "Mark and Brian Show," whose show also aired in Palm Springs for 14 Years is now returning to Alpha Media’s KCLB 93.7 FM, thus, becoming the first Southern California affiliate of the “Mark in the Morning” show. This is Thompson's second time on the air at KCLB; the “Mark and Brian Show” aired on KCLB from 1998 to 2006. (The show then aired on KCLB’s sister station, KDGL “The Eagle,” from 2006 to 2012.) The program originates from flagship station 100.3 The Sound KSWD - FM in Los Angeles, owned by Entercom.
"Mark's return is probably the biggest thing to happen to Palm Springs radio since his departure, " said Bastida. "KCLB will continue to be all about the music, and Mark will create a daily shared experience that Rock fans won't want to miss." Mark Thompson: Mark has been working in radio for 45 years and been doing morning radio for 35 years, 25 of which were spent in Los Angeles.
NETWORKS: The Herd With Colin Cowherd Added At FOX Sports 1340/Fresno; Jim Rome Visits Albuquerque's 610 The Sports Animal
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 –– Fresno's FOX Sports 1340, KCBL announced today that The Herd With Colin Cowherd will begin airing this Monday, November 30. The program will air each weekday at 3pm. "The show has been in popular demand from our listeners and we are thrilled to deliver for them," said program director, Jay Bohannon. Fans can listen to FOX Sports 1340 via the station's website www.foxsportsradio1340.com and , as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one music streaming and digital radio service.
An SRO crowd stopped by to catch CBS Sports Radio's Jim Rome, host of The Jim Rome Show, during a meet-and-greet station event with Albuquerque's 610 the Sports Animal/KNML. In one photo, Jim “puts up his dukes” with James Lindenmuth, a local UFC ring announcer who introduced Jim at the station event. The other shot features Jim with Mike Trujillo the co-host of The Sports Bar afternoon show on 610 the Sports Animal. Trujillo was a caller to both the Rome show and the Sports Animal. He won a contest and now co-hosts PM Drive.
TIS THE SEASON: Benztown Brigade Volunteers To Help Feed Over 12,000 Angelenos; KOYE East Texas Raises Over $100,000 For CMN; HOT 95-7 Houston Surprises Elementary Teacher
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 –– The Benztown Brigade volunteered this week at the E.J. Jackson Foundation Turkey Giveaway in Los Angeles, which feeds over 12,000 hungry Angelenos in need every Thanksgiving. Benztown's employees and their friends and families have joined them in this community service effort for the past four years. In addition to rolling up their sleeves this year, Benztown donated $1,000 to offset some of the costs associated with the food giveaway. The shown photo ar right was taken from a news story that aired on L.A.'s KDOC-TV.
Alpha Media East Texas announced that for the third year in a row, KOYE La Invasora has helped raise over $100,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. The annual two-day radiothon was held October 22-23rd, and the proceeds will help local East Texas families needing medial help from the Children’s Miracle Network at Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.
HOT 95-7 partnered with Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union (GCEFCU) to surprise Ridgecrest Elementary teacher, Rafael Carballo with a cash prize on November 19th. Morning host Sarah Pepper came to the school with GCEFCU to giveaway $500 to Carballo through the Sarah Pepper Cares Initiative. Carballo was nominated, along with hundreds of other well-deserving teachers in an online call to action for students.
iHR Takes A Look Back At Top Songs & Artists Of 2015
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 –– iHeartRadio took a look back at 2015's top songs artists and to the surprise of no one, among the most streamed custom music: Taylor Swift! Her first all-pop album, 1989, was a huge risk for the former country artist. Yet by all standards, it has been an incredible and insurmountable success, with each single released going to No. 1 almost immediately. While the record premiered at the end of 2014, it was 2015 that was truly the year of Swift. On iHeartRadio, Taylor Swift was the leading artist nationwide for station creates. The singer-songwriter led across 48 states, with only Louisiana, Missouri, and Washington, D.C. crowning alternative winners. Literally only two states and the nation’s capital didn’t have Swift fever
The artists with the most station creates in 2015 are: Taylor Swift The Weeknd Sam Smith Maroon 5 Nicki Minaj Drake Ariana Grande Meghan Trainor Fetty Wap Luke Bryan Swift also made the smart move, according to our genre-by-genre insights. Pop took the No. 2 spot in the ears of our listeners, beating out Country at No. 4 but falling just behind R&B at No. 1. The top 5 genres of 2015 are: R&B Pop Rap Country Latin Thinking Out Loud While the Hotline Blings Ed Sheeran. His “Thinking Out Loud” came out as the No. 1 most thumbed song of the year, beating out three — yes, THREE — of top artist Taylor Swift’s tracks, and two by newcomer Meghan Trainor, as well as one of his own, “Don’t.”
The most-thumbed songs of 2015 are: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” Ariana Grande, “Love Me Harder” Maroon 5, “Animals” Meghan Trainor, “Lips Are Movin” Taylor Swift. “Style” Ed Sheeran, “Don't” Fall Out Boy, “Centuries” Although the track didn’t premiere until mid-2015, with the unforgettable music video coming out just weeks ago, the last-minute addition of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” surprised and delighted the ears of listeners across the country, leading it to become the No. 1 most thumbed song of 2015 across more than 20 states! “Uptown Funk” Rules from Coast to Coast, While Fetty and Wiz Divide the Nation.
TOP NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Global Radio X Trademark Application Opposed In The UK
By Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 –– The registration of Radio X as a trademark in four different categories has been opposed, meaning the new national station could be forced to change its name. The Intellectual Property Office has published details of the opposition on its website, covering two UK applications and two EU applications. Each contains one for the image/logo and one for the name. The IPO website does not mention who has made the objections. It may be a reaction of the already established Exeter station “Radio EXE”. Radio EXE has been silent on the situation since Radio X launched with a similar sounding name in September. The independent station owns the IP of “Radio EXE and similar sounding marks” in the above categories. Global will now need to either stop using the name, or challenge the decision.
Bauer Looking To Buy Southern Cross Austereo - The Second Biggest Group Owner In The UK, Bauer Media, is looking at a $1 billion takeover of Australia’s biggest radio station owner Southern Cross Austereo. The Australian newspaper says the “German-owned media giant Bauer is eyeing a $1 billion takeover of Southern Cross Austereo. SCA formed in July 2011 by the merger of Southern Cross Media Group and Austereo Group and owns Hit Network (2Day FM, Sea FM etc), Triple M and many more.
New Breakfast Show in Australian Capital City - 104.7 in Canberra has announced their new breakfast show for 2016. Ryan Jon from HOT FM WA and Tanya Hennessy from HOT FM Toowoomba will come together to form a new team. Ryan & Tanya will be On-Air on Monday 18th January and both are old mates. Originally from Newcastle, Tanya started out at New FM and NXFM, next to Griffith’s Star FM and currently she is on Breakfast at HOTFM in Toowoomba. Outside of radio she’s worked as a writer, an actor and in comedy. Her YouTube channel now has a couple of videos that have clocked over 1.3 million views. Ryan Jon originally from Melbourne, has seen him work around the country in breakfast radio for three years. Including Victoria, Queensland also at HOT FM Toowoomba and Ryan is currently at HOT FM Western Australia.
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David Muir & Marth Raddatz To Anchor ABC's Pres. Debates; Another Record For Adele
David Muir And Martha Raddatz To Anchor ABC's Dem./GOP Debates - [DATELINE]
Adele Officially Breaks U.S. Single Week Sales Record - [SPIN]
Jennifer Lawrence, EW's Entertainer Of The Year - [EW]
Ed Sheeran Lands Role In Bridet Jones Film - [NME]
Sly Stone's Cynthia Jones Passes Away At 69 - [BILLBOARD]
Gwen Stefani Says She Loves Blake - ish - [ET]
First Peek At Ricky Gervais' Golden Globe's Poster - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
[WATCH] Denise Richards Gets Unexpected Surprise In 'Christmas Reunion' - [EXTRA]
[WATCH] 'Barbershop 3' Tackles Gan Violence - [SLASH FILM]
Be Thankful: Alessandra Ambrosio On Cover Of Maxim - [E]
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The Mix Group and ReelWorld Announce Strategic Alliance
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– Two of the top names in radio imaging and production announed today they'll be joining forces to present a world-class industry experience. ReelWorld and The Mix Group will produce a first-of-its-kind imaging event in the Fall of 2016.
The Mix Group launched in 2003 and based in Miami, provides daily 100 percent custom imaging production services for more than 850 radio stations worldwide. The company is represented nationally for advertising by Premiere Networks. ReelWorld features dozens of products which air on over 3,000 stations worldwide For more details, CLICK HERE. More details coming early next year.
Ryan Seacrest To Receive 'Digital Impact' Award At Variety's CES Summit
Award Presented By iHeartMedia's Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– Ryan Seacrest will accept the Digital Impact Leadership Award at the Variety Entertainment Summit during the CES on Jan. 7. iHM's Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman will present the award at the Las Vegas Convention Center according to variety.com
The award comes as the host of Fox's 'American Idol' wraps up his 15th and final year with the program and on the heels of his recent multi-year extension with iHeartMedia, Andrew Wallenstein, co-editor-in-chief, Variety says, “While most know Ryan Seacrest as an on-air personality, he has also distinguished himself as a successful entrepreneur with a keen eye for cutting-edge technologies. That makes him truly deserving of this award, and who better to present it to him than Bob Pittman, an industry pioneer with whom he collaborates in innovative fashion as well.”
Variety’s Digital Impact Leadership Award recognizes pioneering and innovative work in digital media and entertainment. The award leads Variety’s 2016 Digital Impact List, featuring top executives who are poised to transform the entertainment business next year at many of the biggest tech outfits including Google, Facebook and Snapchat.
STUDY: Radio Fuels Sales For The Holiday
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– In WWO/Cumulus' CMO Pierre Bouvard's latest blog he shows that 180 million Americans are reached by AM/FM radio on Black Friday, according to Nielsen. Nielsen shows that 90 Million are reached in the Portable People Markets that represent half of the total U.S. population. So double that and 180 million Americans are reached by radio on Black Friday.
What if you could cross off two-thirds of your holiday shopping list on the day after Thanksgiving? That's what advertisers get when they use radio on Black Friday. Nielsen's analysis of Black Friday 2014 found 63% of all 25- to 54-year-olds are reached by radio on the busy shopping day. The opportunity for radio on Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season (36 shopping days until Christmas!) is discussed in full in this new blog post by Cumulus/Westwood One Chief Marketing Officer Pierre Bouvard - READ FULL BLOG HERE
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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Cumulus Names Lindsay Carr For Nashville Integrated and Event Sales Manager Post
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– Cumulus Media announced that it has appointed Lindsay Carr as Integrated and Event Sales Manager for its five Nashville radio stations, effective January 4, 2016. Carr was previously Integrated Marketing Manager for Cumulus’ four-station cluster in Chicago. Prior to that, she was Marketing Coordinator and Account Executive for Merlin Media in Chicago. Cumulus’ radio properties in Nashville include: WWTN, WQQK, WKDF, WSM-FM, WGFX, and Titans Network.
Carr said: “I am excited by the opportunity to join Cumulus Nashville’s cluster of stations. In conjunction with Cumulus Nashville’s great reach, integrated solutions provide a unique opportunity to grow local revenue and get results for our clients. I look forward to driving this effort.”
SYNDICATION: Darius Rucker To Fill In For Tony & Kris This Friday
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– The Tony & Kris Morning show distributed nationally by United Stations Radio Networks will feature a guest-host on the day after Thanksgiving this year as Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker takes over for the show’s regular hosts on that Friday.
This is not the first time this year that the duo of Tony & Kris have arranged for recording artists to sit in for them while they are gone. When the pair were aboard their annual cruise with fans and live performers, they brought in Kip Moore and The Brothers Osborne to sit in for them. Regarding their guest host this week, Tony & Kris commented, “Artists are a big part of what we deliver live from Music Row every day, and there’s no better guy making music in Nashville than Darius Rucker. We have a blast every time we work with Darius and we’re thrilled he could fill in for us this Friday.”
NETWORKS: Peggy Collin To Anchor Bloomberg Tax Tips Features
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– United Stations is pleased to announce that Bloomberg Radio will be providing an original series of “TAX TIPS” to be broadcast during the height of the 2016 season when consumers are preparing their personal income tax filings for 2015. These “Tax Tips” segments will be 30-seconds in length and will be written and anchored by Bloomberg correspondent Peggy Collins.
The full series of “Tax Tips” are slated for broadcast starting on February 1, 2016 and will be provided to stations daily (Monday through Friday) up to and including Friday, April 15th, the annual tax filing deadline, and they will be distributed through Bloomberg Radio’s marketing partners at United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. Collins has been covering personal finance and wealth management for Bloomberg News since August 2009. She writes on topics including investing in public and private markets, taxes, retirement savings and family offices. She also appears weekly on Bloomberg Radio's "The Bloomberg Advantage."
Steve Harvey & Premiere Giving Out Over 7,000 Turkeys Today
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– The Steve Harvey Morning Show and Premiere Networks announced more than 7,000 turkeys will be given away as part of the Steve Harvey Morning Show Annual Turkey Give. Yesterday and today, more than 70 affiliates will give the turkeys away to help those less fortunate celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
Since the Turkey Give was launched in 2009, more than 45,000 turkeys have been provided to those in need. Many of the giveaways to local families and organizations will take place live on-air. For more details, tune into The Steve Harvey Morning Show from 6-10 a.m. EST or visit www.SteveHarvey.com. The show is co-hosted by Shirley Strawberry, Nephew Tommy, Carla Ferrell and Junior
Alpha Louisville Raises $914,249 For Children's Hospital
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015 –– In honor of the seventh annual Kosair Children’s Hospital Radiothon, presented by Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Alpha Media renamed its radio stations in honor of patients who are fighting or have lost battles to cancer and other diseases. After 2 days and countless hours of preparation, Ben Davis, Operations Manage/Morning Host WDJX announced that the grand total raised for Kosair Children’s Hospital is $914,249!!
Adele's '25' Sets New Record With 2.3 Million Sold In 3 Days; Hasselbeth Leaving Fox
NEW RECORD: Adele's '25' Top 2.3 Million In Sales In 3-Days - [COS]
Guess Who Carrie Underwood Wants To Duet With? - [THE BOOT]
Elisabeth Hasselbeth Leaving 'Fox & Friends' -[WASHINGTON TIMES]
Check Out Julianne Hough As Sandy In 'Grease' - [PEOPLE]
[WATCH] Popular HGTV Presenter Saved By Viewer Who Spotted Unusual Lump On His Neck - [DAILY MAIL]
'Empire' Stars To Host Holiday Special - [LA TIMES]
Want To See How TV's Top Morning Hosts Get Dressed? - [FASHIONISTA]
ABC Extends With Dick Clark's 'Miss America' Competition - [THE WRAP]
Judy Garland's 'Wizard Of Oz' Dress Goes For $1.56 Million - [SKY]
[WATCH] Tina Fey & Amy Poehler In 'Sisters' - [SLASH FILM]
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Howard Stern Coy On Re-Signing With Sirius
“I can just say I'm interested in continuing on the radio. Where I end up, I don't know yet”
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2015 –– Earlier this month SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer made it clear they wanted to re-sign Howard Stern to an extension when his contract came up next month, but admitted both sides disagreed on the value of the deal. And, as The New York Daily News reported, Stern 'turned uncharacteristically coy' when asked if he had decided to re-sign with the satellite station.
“We're talking to people about the future,” Stern told Confidenti@l during the 2015 Get Your Escape On gala at the Pierre Hotel. “I'm interested in continuing working, but we'll see where it lands. “You don't know till the contract's signed,” Stern added. “I can just say I'm interested in continuing on the radio. Where I end up, I don't know yet.”
With a current estimated salary of $80 million a year, Stern said he never imagined a career in radio could make him this rich. "I never thought I was good on the radio. I worked at it and hoped I would get good enough that audiences would appreciate what I was doing. It was never like waking up in the morning and going, 'Yeah radio! That's where you can make a lot of money.' It's a very tough profession.”
Stern was asked how he would respond if President Trump offered him a job as ambassador. He brushed aside that possibility saying, “I'm a radio guy through and through, that's what I do. The one thing I do well in life is entertain people in their car and try to make them laugh and try to make them think. That's my real calling. “If he needs an ambassador of radio,” Stern added, “I'll be there.”
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Bill Hess On The Rise At Cumulus Media
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2015 –– Cumulus Media announces that it has expanded Corporate Program Director/News Talk Bill Hess’ role at Cumulus Washington, D.C. to include Operations Manager duties for the D.C. station cluster. Hess will continue in his role as Program Director for WMAL-FM-AM in Washington, D.C.
Hess’ 38-year radio career has spanned positions on-air and in talk programming as Program Director for stations including: WTEM (Sports Talk) in Washington, D.C.; WHJJ in Providence, RI; and WHYN AM and FM in Springfield, MA. He was also Brand Manager for Clear Channel Radio/iHeart Media and served as Senior Vice President/Programming for Air America Radio in New York City. In addition, Hess has programmed music stations including WASH and WBIG in Washington, D.C. and WSNE and WWBB in Providence, RI.
Mike McVay, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming for Cumulus said: “Bill is an exceptional programmer. The growth that WMAL has experienced under his direction is nothing short of astounding. He has excelled as a Corporate PD and will continue in that role. Bill is deserving of this recognition.” Hess said: “On the heels of our team’s success at WMAL, I’m thrilled to be working with Louie Diaz on the rebirth of Washington’s legendary Mix 107.3. Thanks to Gary Pizzati, Mike McVay, Jake McCann and Beth Cohen for this opportunity.”
Did Censorship Demands Lead To The Lions Moving From 97.1 The Ticket?
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2015 –– Following last week's announcement that starting in 2016, WJR/Detroit will be the flagship station for the Detroit Lion for the next five years, CBS Detroit SVP/MM Debbie Kenyon (L) said in a released statement that control of Lions content was the sticking point in negotiations. "CBS Radio and the Detroit Lions are parting ways," Kenyon said. "97.1 The Ticket has served as the flagship station for the Lions for more than a decade. CBS Radio says it has been negotiating with the Lions a long time. It is sad to say goodbye, but in the end it came down to the integrity of CBS — the refusal to be censored in talking about the team and making honest assessments on the air about this team."
Elizabeth Parkinson, Lions SVP of marketing and partnerships, denied the charge. "It simply isn't true," Parkinson said. "This was a business decision for the Detroit Lions. We fully understand and respect the separation between editorial and business. "You don't have to look any further than the fact that, over the last dozen or so years, we've negotiated this broadcast deal with CBS multiple times -- At the end of the day, we're a football team, and there's going to be wins and there's going to be losses," Parkinson said. "And there's going to be things that are said when you lose that you'd rather not be said. "But it's a part of the business, and we all have very thick skins. It's when it's inaccurate or untrue that it needs to be addressed, and those are the times that we address it.
The censoring was believed to be aimed right at Mike Valenti (R)i and his harsh takes on the Lions. According to yardbarker.com, Valenti’s agent, Mort Meisner, reportedly emailed local media with the following message: “Mike Valenti must be fired! This was one of the conditions set forth by the Detroit Lions if they were to stay with 97.1 The Ticket.
Taylor Swift, One Direction Among Big Winners At 2015 AMA's
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2015 –– With Jennifer Lopez serving as host to last niGHT'S 2015 American Music Awards, One Direction was named ARTIST OF THE YEAR for a second consecutive year. It was the band's second award of the night. - Among the other winners included :NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Sam Hunt. SONG OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift, 'Blank Space' COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR Skrillex & Diplo Featuring Justin Bieber - FAVORITE MALE ARTIST: Ed Sheeran - FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST Ariana Grande. FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP - POP -- One Direction. FAVORITE MALE ARTIST/COUNTRY: Luke Bryan. FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST/COUNTRY: Carrie Underwood. FAVORITE DUO or GROUP -- COUNTRY: Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes - FAVORITE ALBUM COUNTRY: Florida Georgia Line. SEE COMPLETE LIST HERE
[WATCH] Nick Jonas, Cam & More Perform At WWO'S Malibu Mansion Live'; Goes Backstage At American Music Awards
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2015 –– Big weekend for Westwood One. First they kicked off with Malibu Mansion Live, an exclusive VIP event for music industry VIPs, advertising clients, and loyal listeners, all set against the gorgeous natural backdrop of Malibu, California. It included an appearance by celebrity chef Curtis Stone (below center) followed by intimate performances by pop singer Nick Jonas, Cam, Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly, and Nick Hissom.
Next up, Westwood One went backstage at The American Music Awards and featured an interview with Q100-Atlanta’s Adam Bomb Gwen Stefani. UPPER LEFT PHOTO: L-R, back row: Westwood One COO Charles Steinhauer, Cumulus Media VP, Brand Partnerships Leslie Caraccilo, FOB’s Joe Trohman and Patrick Stump, Cumulus Media’s VP, Brand Partnerships & Events Leslie Slender, and FOB’s Andrew Hurley. (L-R, front) Westwood One Backstage reporter and WPLJ-FM personality Ralphie Aversa, FOB’s Pete Wentz, and Cumulus/Westwood One SVP Brand Partnerships Tommy Page.WATCH STEFANI INTERVIEW HERE
[WATCH] iHeartRadio Presents Adele Live From Joe's Pub
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23R, 2015 –– iHeartMedia created a moment in music history with iHeartRadio Presents Adele's Album Premiere Live from Joe¹s Pub. The event hosted by Elvis Duran marks the first time masses of music fans were be able to exclusively hear her highly anticipated new music live and celebrate her new album, 25, which was released last Friday.
Adele took the stage at Joe's Pub, where she made her US debut 7 years ago for her only live music performance on the album's release date. Adele opened the show with her smashing current single "Hello" · She continued with "Million Years Ago" and explained to the audience the song is about a time from her past and growing up and then sang "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)." · She closed out the performance with a sing-a-long session with the audience of "Someone Like You." The event featured a live performance and Q&A with Adele discussing the behind-the-making of her new album, hosted by Elvis Duran. WATCH TO HER 3/17/08 PERFORMANCE AT JOES PUB HERE PHOTO/Katherine Tyler for iHeartRadio
Hundreds Turn Out For Sun's Annual 'Upfront' Event
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2015 –– We Rise Together! That was the message at Sun Broadcast Group’s annual upfront event Friday night as it unveiled its 2016 season. The yearlong theme, according to Jason Bailey, CEO of Sun Broadcast Group, will honor the men and women at stations, agencies, advertisers and even competitor networks whose hard work and dedication have kept broadcast radio strong.
The crowd of over 450 programmers and agency partners from across the nation was also first to see Sun’s new roster as it heads into the new year. The lineup includes exciting new partnerships and several key renewals in both their general market and Hispanic offerings including 'Slacker & Steve,' in partnership with Entercom Denver.
Returning for the 2016 season are: - The Hit List with Fitz - Shazam For Radio - Nashville Minute - The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver - The Marilu Henner Show - The Fitz Show. The evening also included special performances by Atlantic Records’ Katy Tiz, Warner Bros. Records’ Jake Miller, Republic Nashville’s Cassadee Pope and Sony Music Nashville’s Dee Jay Silver.
CBS Radio New York Opens Live Performance Space In NYC
CBS Radio New York announced the establishment of the City’s newest entertainment performance space - a state of the art studio that will serve as a showcase for artists, newsmakers, top athletes and other special guests. Located at CBS RADIO’s broadcast facility in Hudson Square in Manhattan, CBS RADIO New York’s Adorama Live Theatre will officially open on Tuesday, Nov. 24 with a live performance by Grammy Award-winning band Train, and play host to events from WINS-AM (News), WCBS-AM (News), WFAN-AM/FM (Sports), WCBS-FM (Classic Hits), WWFS-FM (Hot AC), and WBMP-FM (Top 40).
In the coming weeks, CBS RADIO New York’s Adorama Live Theatre will present performances by, Southside Johnny, and Shaggy, as well as live interviews with Chris Martin from Coldplay and Charles Osgood, host of “CBS Sunday Morning” and the syndicated radio feature “The Osgood Files.” “CBS RADIO New York’s Adorama Live Theatre provides our stations a unique destination where we can interact with listeners in an intimate environment at exclusive one-of-a-kind events,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager CBS RADIO New York.
MOTION: Stephanie Viva Joins 106 WCOD Cape Cod For Mornings
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2015 –– 106 WCOD Cape Cod announced that local host Stephanie Viva will join the station's morning show, starting Monday, November 23rd. Stephanie will join longtime host Dan Mahoney each weekday morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the re-launch of the longest running radio show on Cape Cod - the “Dan and Stephanie Morning Show.”
Dan and Stephanie were ranked first in Nielsen ratings across all demographics before Viva’s departure in 2014. They won a Merit award from the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association in 2012 for On- Air Personality, were voted Cape Cod Magazine’s Best Radio Personalities of 2014 & 2015 and best radio station on Cape Cod’s A-list in 2014.
Adele About To Break More Records; More Bad News For Bill Cosby
[WATCH] Adele Impersonates Adele - [IDOLATOR]
Adele '25' Set To Break More Records - [BILLBOARD]
[LISTEN] UH OH: Trump Hints 3rd Party Run Still Possible - [HUFFPO]
Blake Shelton Releases Christmas Album For Charity - [THE BOOT]
[WATCH] Matthew McConaughey Explains Origin Of 'Alright, Alright, Alright' - [DAILY MAIL]
[WATCH] Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart In 'Central Intelligence' - [WATCH]
Filming Begins For 'Wonder Woman' - [EW]
[WATCH] Melissa McCarthy In 'The Boss' - [SLASH FILM]
Cosby Has Another Honorary Degree Revoked - [PATCH]
Snoop Dog Gives Out Another 1,500 Turkeys - [NBC]
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Stream This: Adele 25 Launches Today Sans Streaming
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– With perhaps a page right out of the Taylor Swift play book, Adele's highly anticipated '25' album will hit the counters at top stores nationwide, but reportedly, it won't be available via streaming just yet. According to a canned statement from Spotify posted at gizmodo.com: “We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy 25 on Spotify alongside 19 and 21 very soon.”
According to sources familiar with the matter, the record won’t be made available to other streaming services like Apple Music and Deezer either. In other words, if you want the record, you’re going to have to buy it. While no timeframe has been set for exactly when '25' will be available for streaming, Adele’s previous two records did eventually make their way to streaming services but only after a long period of time.
Last year, Taylor Swift caused a stir when she lashed out against Spotify for supposedly ripping off artists and refused to make her record '1989' available to the service. It was, however, available to Apple Music. 1989 ended up being on of the bestselling albums of 2014. According to Billboard magazine, music executives expect the album to sell about 2.5 million copies in its first week in the United States, a sum that is all but unheard-of today. The last album to have sales at that level in its first week was ’N Sync’s “No Strings Attached,” which moved just over 2.4 million copies in early 2000, at the peak of the CD era. Adding to the Adele hoopla, she'll perform on this weekend's “Saturday Night Live.”
All Former American Idol Judges To Reunite For Final Season
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– While no mention yet of of original co-host, Brian Dunkleman, Ryan Seacrest has confirmed all American Idol Judges will for the 15th and final season of American Idol, past and present. "I've spoken to all of them recently and we as a team have talked to them about coming back to do something for the final season," Seacrest, 40, told Access Hollywood on Thursday. "They are going to do it, it's just a matter of figuring what to do with them."
Word is Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj will be there, too. Seacrest has been Idol's sole remaining cast member since the singing competition premiered in 2002 with original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson (shown). Idol returns to Fox on Jan. 6. PHOTO/FOX
PROGRAMMING: Adams Group Appoints Jay Gleason Op's Mgr. Over Salisbury, MD Combo
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– Radio vet' Jay Gleason will lead the programming for the Adams Radio Group of Delmarva’s two rock stations: “93.5 The Beach” and “Big 98.5”. “93.5 The Beach” in Salisbury, MD. Phil LoCascio, Market Manager for Adams Radio Group of Delmarva, said, “Jay has a unique combination of rock experience that spans both Active and Classic Rock. He also knows how to entertain an audience, coach a staff, and knows that getting involved with the community is vital for our station’s success.”
“I'm excited to join Adams Radio Group and leading two of their premiere Rock stations,” Gleason said. “With the recent addition of The Billy Madison Show in mornings and Drew Cage in afternoons, 93.5 The Beach is set to write the next chapter in its already storied history. At the other end of the demo, Big 98.5 is poised to further solidify its place as Delmarva’s Classic Rock leader. I look forward to working alongside Phil, Alex DeMers and the rest of the talented staff at ARG Delmarva in this new role.”
Commissioner Rosenworcel Pushes Activation Of FM Chips In Smartphones
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– During the FCC's consideration of an NPRM regarding improving the effectiveness of wireless emergency alerts at yesterday's open commission meeting, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (L) spoke favorably about radio-enabled mobile devices and their potential for disseminating information during emergencies.
"I also hope progress continues on other fronts," said Rosenworcel. "Because we can strengthen our security even further by having active FM chips in our Smartphones. There are market developments right now that are making these chips more available and we should encourage these industry discussions to continue."
AT&T and T-Mobile recently announced that they would activate radio chips on their Android devices, while Sprint began the practice in 2013. FEMA Admininstrator Craig Fugate, House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Greg Walden (R-OR), Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN), and members of the Congressional Black Caucus have all previously voiced support for the activation of radio chips in Smartphones.
The Alison & Adam Memorial Fund Nears $90,000
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– The NAB announced that the “Alison & Adam Memorial Fund” established to support families of the victims of this summer’s Roanoke TV shooting has raised $88,175. The National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Television Digital News Association launched the fund to accept donations from broadcasters on behalf of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were tragically killed August 26 by a former employee of WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, a CBS affiliate owned by Schurz Communications.
Donations will be accepted for the fund until November 30. Before year end, all proceeds from the fund will be distributed evenly in four contributions: 25 percent each to the families of Parker and Ward; 25 percent to Vicki Gardner, executive director, Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, who suffered gunshot wounds during the on-air shooting; and 25 percent to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). CPJ is a New York-based organization dedicated to press freedom and protecting the rights of reporters to work without fear of reprisal.
NAB previously donated $10,000 to CPJ following the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, American journalists abducted and murdered while covering the Syrian Civil War. "We're thankful for the tremendous outpouring of support from broadcasters across America for the families of these two young journalists," said NAB President Gordon Smith. "Alison and Adam will live forever in our memories." Before November 30, contributions to the Alison & Adam Memorial Fund can be made by sending checks made out to: NAB Alison and Adam Memorial Fund C/O NAB 1771 N Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036
KSAN-FM’s Lamont & Tonelli Carry On Unusual Tradition
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– The Bay Area's KSAN-FM/107.7 The Bone will broadcast the Lamont & Tonelli Morning Show’s 22nd annual “Do Not Drink & Drive Show” on Monday, November 23, from 5:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Each year before Thanksgiving, the on-air duo raises awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol and driving through a most unusual holiday tradition: Together, they drink alcohol while broadcasting their show, during which time the San Francisco Police Department conducts breathalizer tests of the pair.
Jim Richards, Program Director of KSAN-FM/107.7 The Bone said: “As we approach the holidays, Lamont and Tonelli will once again demonstrate how stupid it is to drink and drive during the holiday season—or at any time. By sacrificing their livers for another year, Lamont and Tonelli underscore the reality that there are many opportunities to drink during the holidays, and there are just as many alternatives to driving while impaired.
Lamont and Tonelli said: “"The beautiful thing about the drunk driving show is we treat it just like a regular night at the bar... which means we'll be skipping out on the bar-tab at the end of the show!"
NETWORKS: WWO Presents An American Country Christmas With Kix Brooks
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– Get an early start on your holiday celebration with an annual tradition -- “An American Country Christmas with Kix Brooks.” This Westwood One staple of holiday programming specials features 24 hours of holiday classics along with Kix’s special guests sharing memories and traditions. Country superstars Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Tim McGraw are just a few of Kix’s friends who’ll be stopping by.
Stations can air An American Country Christmas from Monday, December 21 through Friday, December 25 between 6:00 am and 12 Midnight. The show is 24-hours of unique content with a minimum of eight hours. For more information, contact Donny Walker: email@example.com (615) 727-6987.
More Stations Covert To Christmas Music
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2015 –– This year may set a record for the number of stations converting their programming to Chirstmas music. Here's three more you can add to the list: iHeartMedia Richmond's WTVR-FM Lite98 announced Monday the launch of its Christmas music programming under the moniker “Christmas 98.1, Richmond’s Christmas Station. WTVR-FM has been playing Christmas music programming throughout the holiday season for the last 15 years.
Next up, 95.7 BIG FM/Milwaukee has announced the launch of its Christmas music beginning yesterday. The switch to all Christmas Music coincides with the holiday lighting in downtown Milwaukee and surrounding parks. Dave Murphy, mornings on 95.7 BIG FM, will help emcee the downtown holiday lighting ceremony. Moving further south, 102.5 KEZK in St. Louis began its switch yesterday Thursday, (Nov. 19th)
99.5 The River Albany Raises Thousands To Combat Cancer
November 19, 2015 – 99.5 The River, Albany’s radio station playing 90’s to Now, announced today that it helped raise approximately $5,000 for the American Cancer Society as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October, 99.5 The River’s on-air personalities broadcasted live from several local locations with the Pink Camouflaged River Combat Cancer Van, and encouraged listeners to donate in tribute to someone special in their life. 99.5 The River made appearances at various Capital Region locations and also conducted live weekly broadcasts from Dunkin Donuts to raise the community’s awareness of breast cancer treatment, prevention and resources. In addition, 99.5 The River hosted an online auction featuring prizes such as autographed guitars signed by Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, One Republic, Rob Thomas and Maroon 5, as well as other items from local sponsors. The month culminated with The River’s first-ever Combat Cancer Dodgeball Tournament, which brought together listeners, local businesses and River staff at Vent Fitness. More than 9 teams participated in the event, which benefited the American Cancer Society, and Team Dante won the first place trophy. “99.5 The River has had a busy month filled with local appearances, fun events and remote broadcasts, and we loved every minute,” said Randy McCarten, Program Director for 99.5 The River. “Each person we had the pleasure to meet during our Combat Cancer initiative has been affected by breast cancer in some way and so willing to support the cause to find a cure. All of it has been very inspiring to our family at 99.5 The River.”
Who Hillary Thinks Should Play Her In A Film; Gloria Allred Banned From Cosby Show
Timberland Says He's Joining Timberlake And Going Country, Too - [TMZ]
[WATCH] So Who Does Hillary Clinton Want To Play Her In A Movie - [E ONLINE]
Yup, Beyonce & Gwyneth Will Sing On Coldplays's New Album - [HUFFPO]
SURPRISE: Charlie Sheen To Write Memoir - [ET]
Gloria Allred Barred From Entering Cosby Show - [PAGE SIX]
WWE & John Cena Announce He'll Host Fox's 'American Grit' - 
Jared Fogle Sentenced To 15+ Year In Prison - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
[WATCH] James Franco Travels Back In Time To Save JFK In '11.22.63' - [COS]
[LISTEN] Is Tom Brady The Greatest QB Of All-Time? - [GQ]
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106.5/St. Louis Renames Mornings 'Spencer's Neighborhood'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Hubbard St. Louis Radio Group’s 106.5 The Arch has renamed its morning show to “Spencer’s Neighborhood” – aptly named with the recent addition of Morning Show co-host Spencer Graves who joined Ricki and Brando (shown L & R).
The change in the name of the Morning Show at 106.5 The Arch coincides with Charlie Quinn’s arrival to the St. Louis marketplace. Quinn notes, “The ‘Spencer’s Neighborhood’ moniker compliments our updated music slogan - ‘You never know what we're going to play next’ – when you’re in ‘Spencer’s Neighborhood’, you never know what they're going to SAY next!" Morning Show co-host Spencer Graves commented on the new show vibe, noting, “We intend for ‘Spencer’s Neighborhood’ to be funny, irreverent and focused on the neighborhoods you'd be most likely to see us at – wearing our Hawaiian shirts and flip flops with our red Solo cups in hand, sporting the Jimmy Buffett lifestyle.”
SYNDICATION: Ed Lover Brings Throwback Hip Hop To New Morning Drive Show By Reach Media
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Ed Lover will expand his reach debuting a new morning drive radio show with co-host Monie Love, syndicated by Reach Media Inc. in collaboration with Radio One.
The show will be syndicated nationally beginning January 11th from 6am to 10am ET. Ed Lover is a rapper, actor, comedian, musician, radio and television personality who gained a loyal following as a host of Yo! MTV Raps. He has continued on radio most recently hosting Backspin on XM/Sirius.
Grammy nominated Monie Love is an MC and radio personality. Born in England, she moved to the United States where audiences have embraced her wit and her love for Hip Hop. Songs like “Monie in the Middle” and “It's a Shame (My Sister)” laid the foundation for her status as a Hip Hop icon. In the coming weeks The Ed Lover Show will be heard on Radio One station – Philadelphia’s Boom 107.9.
David Kantor, Chief Executive Officer of Radio One’s Radio Group, states “Ed and Monie represent the spirit of the Throwback Hip Hop experience. Their personalities and styles make them the perfect voices as the demand for the growing format expands on radio.” The Ed Lover Show is distributed by REACH Media Inc., a subsidiary of Radio One.
MOTION: Dick Biondi Takes Over Weekend Mornings On WLS-FM Chicago
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– After pulling late night hours on WLS-FM, the legendary Dick Biondi announced on his show that he'll be moving to weekend mornings beginning this weekend. According to chicagoradioandmedia.com, Dick Biondi has been a mainstay on the Chicago radio airwaves since he first started on WLS-AM in May 1960. Biondi joined WLS-FM (then WZZN) in November 2006.
Biondi was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1998 and his likeness is enshrined in an exhibit in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also has a Chicago street named in his honor. However, at 83 years-old, Biondi is looking to slow down slightly and improve his working hours. In January 2012, Biondi was moved to 11:00pm-2:00am. According to crm.com, he told his late night listeners, "I'm going to miss you, but I've got to take this opportunity to have some fun in a morning. Thank you all..."
Starting this weekend, Biondi's new hours will be Saturdays from 6:00am-10:00am and Sundays from 7:00am-10:00am. Unlike some weekend shifts on WLS-FM which are voice-tracked, Biondi will be doing his shows live from the WLS-FM studios. LISTEN TO HIS NIGHT TIME FAREWELL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
Cumulus & Westwood One To Host “Malibu Mansion Live” Event During AMA Weekend
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Cumulus & Westwood One will host “Malibu Mansion Live,” a star-studded VIP event at a private estate in Malibu, CA, on Friday, November 20th, and Saturday, November 21 during the American Music Awards weekend. The private event kicks off with an intimate dinner featuring an appearance by celebrity chef, Curtis Stone, and acoustic performances by Cam and Nick Jonas. On Saturday evening, the festivities will continue with an exclusive guest list of music industry VIPs, advertising clients, and loyal listeners, who will enjoy live performances from Tori Kelly, Fall Out Boy, and newcomer Nick Hissom.
Tommy Page, Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships for Cumulus Media/Westwood One, said: “As the official broadcast partner to the American Music Awards, we’re pleased to enhance the weekend experience for our special guests with an exclusive experiential event that connects advertisers to the music industry—all in one of the world’s most breathtaking settings, Malibu, with its panoramic view of the Malibu canyon."
Westwood One Backstage will present exclusive audio content, special programming, and behind-the-scenes radio row coverage from the AMAs throughout the weekend. Hosted by Jennifer Lopez, The American Music Awards LIVE Sunday, November 22nd at 8/7 Central on ABC.
STATE OF PODCASTING: Opportunity To Bring Media Age Down
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Westwood One hosted its “The State of American Podcasting” webinar on Wednesday, featuring new insights about the podcast consumer and advertiser sentiment about podcasts. The webinar was hosted by Pierre Bouvard, CMO of Cumulus Media/Westwood One, and featured insights and commentary from Stuart Last, VP of popular podcast and on-demand platform audioBoom; Jenna Weiss-Berman, Director of Audio at the phenomenal pop culture website Buzzfeed; and Brendan McDonald, co-creator and executive producer of the incredibly successful podcast WTF with Marc Maron. Here are a few quotes from the event, plus attached cartoon, logo, and photos:
Among the takeaways, Stuart Last said "We see it at a global level, not just the U.S… the U.S. podcast industry is much more mature than the rest of the world; it’s led by the radio industry. There is great opportunity here to bring the media age down…this is the chance for people to connect with younger audiences in a way that audience is consuming content."
Jenna Weiss-Berman commenting on location said "Cars...that’s the real opportunity here. If someone can figure out how to make podcasts more easily accessible in the car. If the technology improves there and there’s some way I can just press “play” on my podcast app or if it’s somehow built into cars, I think you’ll see that numbers rise pretty dramatically.
Westwood One also unveiled several new findings from its forthcoming “State of American Podcasting Report.” You can read the full insights on the Westwood One blog. SEE BLOG HERE
PHOTO/ (L-R): Stuart Last, Pierre Bouvard, Brendan McDonald, Executive Producer, WTF with Marc Maron; and Jenna Weiss-Berman, Director.
MOTION: John Canzano Inks Multi-Year Extension With The Game Portland
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– John Canzano has signed an extension with 750/102.9 The Game Portland that will keep The Game’s longest running sports talk show on the company's flagship Portland-based station. The Bald Faced Truth airs 12:00pm-3:00pm weekdays. Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “Renewing a seasoned professional varsity multimedia broadcast talent like John Canzano is the perfect centerpiece to The Game’s talent roster. Canzano has been with The Game since its launch in 2008 and also serves as the lead sports columnist at The Oregonian and a sports commentator at KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate.
“Today’s sports talk listener wants great local talk; unbiased and truthful,” added Canzano. “It’s why my show and The Game connect so deeply with listeners. I’m proud to sign a long-term contract to be part of a sports station that is surging forward, offering the audience rich programming and big ideas while so many others are shrinking." The Game current airs the Dan Patrick show (6-9a), Jim Rome (9a-12p) followed by Canzano’s show from noon to 3 p.m. The Game’s afternoon drive show is “Afternoons with Fletch and Chop” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.
Cumulus Media Chicago Moving Into NBC Tower
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Chicago's NBC Tower will soon be home to all four Cumulus Media radio stations reports media blogger Robert Feder. The company reportedly leased two floors of the 37-story office building at 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, according to Peter Bowen, VP/Chicago market manager for Cumulus. The move is expected to be completed by July 1. In Chicago, Cumulus Media owns news/talk WLS AM 890 and classic hits WLS FM 94.7. It also operates WLUP FM 97.9 and WKQX FM 101.1. Westwood One and Radiate Media will also share sales offices in the new space.
Its first step will be to move syndicated host Jonathon Brandmeier from his current studios in the Merchandise Mart next February when its lease expires. Once studios are completed at the NBC Tower, all four stations will move there. The move will put WLS just steps away from Tribune Media news/talk rival WGN AM 720, located at Tribune Tower, 435 North Michigan Avenue. WLS AM/FM have resided at 190 North State Street since 1990.
NETWORKS: More Affiliates Mount For Sun Broadcast Group; Tom Kent Network Adds Five Affiliates; Envision Networks' Full Metal Jackie Radio Welcomes KCGQ-FM/Cape Girardeau
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Things get sunnier for Sun Broadcast Group with the latest editions (shown in DMA's) The Hit List with Fitz WKTI-FM/Milwaukee, WI WPTM-FM/ Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville), NC The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver WEBL-FM/Memphis, TN Download HD WKIT-FM/Bangor, ME WJTQ-FM/Mobile-Pensacola (Ft. Walton Beach), AL-FL WXKQ-FM/Tri-Cities, TN-VA WYKY-FM/Lexington, KY The Marilu Henner Show KMET-AM/Los Angeles, CA Thanks! Sun Broadcast Group
Add five more affiliates to The Tom Kent Radio Network as it picks up "Music Magazine," "Steve Kent" and "Jackie Newton" overnights, "Ultimate Party" and "Powerline" on KURY 95.3 FM Eureka, CA; WLHH 104.9 FM. KEGK 106.9 FM Fargo adds "Music Magazine" and "Ultimate Party," WYEC 93.9 FM Davenport, IA adds "Bill Shannon" and KMGE 94.5 FM adds "C.L.A.S.S." - Tom Kent says, "As incentive for signing up with us, all new affiliates receive a free WKRP helicopter live turkey drop promotion to which we assume no liability."
Finally, Envision Networks reports that Full Metal Jackie Radio will now air on Max Media’s KCGQ-FM/Cape Girardeau, Missouri as the newest affiliate of the largest metal show on radio. With Real Rock 99.3 broadcasting Full Metal Jackie every Saturday night at 10 p.m., the station joins over 350 affiliates on the Envision Rock Network. For more info, contact Amber Wade (216) 831-3761 firstname.lastname@example.org
TOP NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Lisa Snowdon Leaving Capital; Stations Fall Silent For Paris
By Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Lisa Snowdon is leaving Capital Breakfast after seven and a half years saying that she’s earned a lie in. She’s been on the London breakfast show with Dave Berry for four years, and he says he’ll miss her as his co-host and friend. Lisa is now getting ready to leave at Christmas and prepare for the “next big adventure”. Lisa announced the news on air on Friday.
Radio Stations Fall Silent For Paris - Radio stations across the UK went silent for a minute at 11am on Monday for the victims of the Paris Attacks. Radio stations owned by Global, Bauer Media, UKRD, UTV, Lincs FM, Communicorp plus independent and BBC stations stopped regular content, news, music and chat in honour of those who lost their lives.
Scots Singer Sandi Thom Has Facebook Meltdown After BBC Radio 2 Refuses To Put Her Song On Their Playlist - FORMER chart topper Sandi Thom has told Radio 2 to “shove its music up its a***” in a rant against the music station. Sandy shot to fame with her song I Wish I Were A Punk Rocker in 2006 also said “F*** You Bauer Network. Watch the video HERE
Rod Stewart Lined Up For BBC Music Awards - Rod Stewart has joined the line-up for the 2015 BBC Music Awards event in Birmingham, England next month. Rod will be joined by three other newly announced acts, singer-songwriter James Bay, country-inspired duo The Shires, and former Beautiful South partners Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott. Other artists appearing at the listener event includes Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, OMI and One Direction plus BBC Introducing Artist of the Year, Jack Garratt. Together they will celebrate an amazing year in music with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, the live event will take place from 4-6pm on Thursday 10th December and will be broadcast the same evening on BBC One, Radio 1, Radio 2 and bbc.co.uk/music.
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Dr. Daliah Takes To The Throne To Promote World Toilet Day
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015 –– Our daring friend, Dr. Daliah, Certified Family Medicine Physician and host on GCN and iHeart Radio, reminds us today that 2.4 billion people worldwide do not have regular access to safe, public restrooms.
Not only are they exposed to unsanitary conditions but also many women and children are vulnerable to assault when they're trying to use makeshift, unsecured stalls. Dr. Daliah is raising awareness by posting pics of her and other on the toilet and reminding people how blessed we are to have safe sanitation. Donations are being accepted at worldtoilet.org.
Carly Simon Finally Reveals Who 'You're So Vain' Was About; Brace For 'Zoolander 2'
Doug Flutie's Parents Both Die Within An Hour Of Each Other - [ESPN]
David Becker Is People's Sexiest Man Alive For 2015 - [PEOPLE]
... A Lame Choice - [USA TODAY]
[LISTEN] Jenny McCarthy Rips Sheen Over Announcement - [SOUNDCLOUD]
Carly Simon Reveals 'You're So Vain' 'Partially' About Warren Beatty - [PEOPLE]
Grammy Awards Nominations Kick Off Dec. 7th On 'CBS This Morning' - [BILLBOARD]
Spoiler Alert: Big Bang's Amy & Sheldon Finally Hook Up And Lose Their Virginity - [MIRROR UK]
The Soup Is Coming To An End - [E ONLINE]
Snooki Headed Back To Reality TV Series - [THE WRAP]
[WATCH] 'Zoolander 2' Returning Soon - [SLASH FILM]
Jamie Foxx Is One Proud Dad As Daughter Corinne Is Named Miss Golden Globe - [EXTRA TV]
Nigel Lythgoe To Choreograph 'Every Single Step' Competition Series On Go90 - [VARIETY]
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[WATCH] Ex Bubba Employee Implicated In Blackmail Plot
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2015 –– A 10 News Tampa investigation has uncovered a million dollar blackmail plot targeting pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and (s)ex tapes involving him and the former wife of Bubba The Love Sponge. According to the report, Police say the scheme started when Clem's co-worker, Matthew Loyd, who went by the radio name of Spice, stole the tape. Veteran Criminal Defense Attorney John Trevena says it seems like a slam dunk for prosecutors, "It seems to be they have identified the person who stole the tape, Trevena said,"They have clear evidence of an extortion attempt."
That clear evidence comes from an FBI taped conversation where that employee's lawyer says to Hogan's attorney: "Wants to start negotiating, 1 million dollars" Two weeks later the attorney lowers the price saying, "I have authority bottom line 400,000" And then he agrees to take "3 payments equaling 300-thousand." However Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober refuses to prosecute. Ober says he isn't sure he could get a conviction. Documents also indicate Hogan was a victim. And they show Clem was a victim because his employee stole the tapes from him. 10News says Clem believes his bombastic personality may have something to do with Ober's office refusing to file charges and says he believes it is politically motivated. WATCH HERE
Mark Ramsey Blog Brings Social Media Managers To 'Near Tears'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 –– "70% of the inbound traffic to a station’s website comes from social media," explains Media Strategist Mark Ramsey in a recent blog. "Not from over-the-air promotion, not from organic search, but from social media. And 50% of that traffic comes from Facebook, specifically. That means more than one-third of that brand’s inbound digital traffic comes from Facebook."But how radio manages this traffic, compared to other media is quite revealing.
Ramsey says, "I took a look at TMZ’s Facebook page. I found… A photo of TMZ t-shirts and a link to the TMZ Store A link to TMZ’s Firetalk page, where fans can enjoy 24/7 interactive video produced by TMZ A link to a new TMZ post about Charlie Sheen A two-minute native Facebook video produced by TMZ Two more links to new TMZ posts Another native Facebook video produced by TMZ That’s just six hours of content. What does it all have in common? It’s all produced by TMZ and directly supports the consumer value and expectation and the business model of the TMZ brand.
Ramsey then compares TMZ to 24 hours of Facebook posts from one major market radio station. Among them include a repurposed TMZ celebrity video. A contest with no email opt-in opportunity and no reason to listen to win; A brief tribute to a deceased star of TV’s Jackass repurposed from CNN and a video of Demi Lovato covering Adele repurposed from elsewhere." "But if that’s all you publish," Ramsey asks. Then why do they need you at all? Why not go straight to TMZ or X17 or Buzzfeed or any of a hundred other platforms that are built to out-gossip
Futuri’s “Instant Alerts” Power Big Gains in Tune-Ins & TSL Reports Nielsen
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2015 –– A new Nielsen Audio study shows sharp increases in both tune-in occasions and time spent listening (TSL) on radio stations offering consumers Futuri’s “Instant Alerts” feature that sends text, tweet, or e-mail alerts to listeners when one of their favorite songs is about to play.
The Instant Alert Efficacy Study, commissioned by Futuri Media, tracked listening activity for several months on 10 mainstream formats at 40 stations in 16 major markets measured by Nielsen’s Portable People Meter. Nielsen reported that a solid majority of the stations using Futuri’s Instant Alerts – 62.5% – increased tune-in occasions within 90 days of deploying the feature. By comparison, they were 36% more likely to boost occasions by at least 10% within that time frame than a control group of similarly formatted stations in similar-sized markets which did not offer the feature.
Futuri client stations also increased the number of occasions by an average of 5.75 times more than a control group of similar stations. This dramatic increase in occasions for stations using Instant Alerts resulted in an acceleration of time spent listening, scoring as much as 30 times the growth as that of the control group. Comparatively, the Instant Alert stations were 45% more likely to extend TSL by 10% or more within 90 days. “This study provides a meaningful link between engagement online and broadcast ratings,” says Daniel Anstandig, Futuri Media CEO. “This study is proof-positive that Futuri’s Instant Alerts can generate more tune-in occasions, translating into more TSL, a larger audience share and a stronger average quarter-hour market rating. Equally important is the evidence that Instant Alerts are effective at building affinity, which leads to brand loyalty and sharing. Ratings, retention, and referral – that’s a powerful combination.” 1
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Bob Turner Named GSM For Beasley Southwest Florida
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2015 –– Beasley Media Group has appointed Bob Turner to the position of General Sales Manager for the Company’s South west Florida radio stations. Bob joined Beasley Media Group SWFL , after serving as President of Azteca America, an international television network and spot sales company with six offices in their North America operations.
Turner will oversee digital, online and mobile sales for all six radio stations serving audiences in the Ft.Myers - Naples - Marco Island market. “ We’re enthusiastic about bringing Bob Turner on board,” said Brad Beasley, Market Manager, Beasley Media Gro up SWFL. “ He’s a sales superstar, who delivers innovative, cost effective solutions , which will raise the bar on our competitiveness and our customer service offerings.”
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ESPN 980 Tops Over 3 Million Podcast Downloads in October
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2015 –– Rick Carmean of Red Zebra Broadcasting announced that ESPN 980/Wash. DC topped over 3 million podcast downloads for the month of October. Downloads were led by The Tony Kornheiser Show with over 2 million downloads for the month. All local content on ESPN 980 is available via ESPN980.com, including Tony’s show, The Sports Fix with Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro, Inside the Locker Room with Doc Walker, Brian Mitchell and Scott Jackson, and The Drive with Chris Cooley, Steve Czaban and Al Galdi.
Red Zebra Broadcasting President and CEO Rick Carmean said, “Three million podcast downloads in a one month period of time is a great accomplishment. We are thrilled that so many people are interested in hearing what our on-air talent has to say. We see the podcast platform as a way to stay connected with our listeners by giving them an opportunity to listen to our shows on-demand. Through our new podcast aggregation efforts, this platform will also give us a chance to form and grow new relationships with up and coming talent in and outside of the Washington, DC market.”
iHeartMedia Chicago To Launch Mexican Regional Station
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2015 - iHeartMedia Chicago announced today a Local Marking Agreement (LMA) with Show Time Media, Inc. Effective February 1, 2016, 97.5 FM will become 97.5 FM Poder, a New Beacon of Power for Chicago operated by Mr. Pedro Segura. 97.5 FM Poder will represent a powerful Mexican Regional format with a blend of music, entertainment and information, targeting Hispanic Adults. As the third highest ranked Hispanic DMA in the USA, Poder will impact the Chicago Market’s spectrum with new opportunities for listeners and advertisers.
Alfredo López (L) will be the General Manager for 97.5 FM Poder. He has launched and contributed to the growth of multiple media platforms; generated new opportunities for Chicago local businesses and helped mold many future leaders.
Segura is a renowned entrepreneur and founder of Prime Dental Manufacturing which was established in 1999. Prime Dental Manufacturing is a full service manufacturing facility specializing in high performance chair side materials including light cure and chemical cure composites. Prime Dental Manufacturing is an OEM manufacturer in the US and provider to over 80 countries globally.
Tom Petty Radio Launches His Own Channel On SiriusXM
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2015 –– With more than 39 years in rock ‘n’ roll and 16 albums under his belt, Tom Petty, the Heartbreakers ringleader and Traveling Wilbury can add “radio boss” to his resume. The rock legend will launch his own SiriusXM channel, Tom Petty Radio, on Nov. 20. The new, exclusive channel will be curated by Petty and will feature music from his legendary career.
Included on Tom Petty Radio will be music from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Petty’s solo career, the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. The channel will also feature unreleased studio and live recordings, exclusive to SiriusXM, as well as unique cover versions of Petty’s songs and rare live performances from Petty’s personal vaults, including the worldwide radio debut of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Aug. 30, 2014 concert at Fenway Park in Boston. Tom Petty Radio will also feature special guest DJ sessions hosted by members of Petty’s band The Heartbreakers — Steve Ferrone and Benmont Tench — as well as The Byrds’ founding member Roger McGuinn, among others. Petty himself will be the first DJ on the channel — a two-hour special will air on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 pm ET, when the channel launches
More Holiday Flippage: Magic 106.7 Boston & 100.7 Jack-FM San Diego Give Way To The Holidays
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2015 –– Well, you can add two more to the ever growing list of stations switching to Christmas music. The latest include Magic 106.7/WMJX-FM, Boston and 100.7 Jack FM San Diego.
Magic will make the flip on Friday, November 20th at 5pm and continue their commercial-free Christmas hours at 8:15am and 2:15pm each weekday. In addition, the MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS tradition will continue with commercial-free music from 6pm Christmas Eve through 8pm Christmas Day.
Back West, 00.7 JACK-FM (KFMB-FM) has changed to JACK FROST and will air Christmas music for the entire holiday season. sandiegoradio.org reports they kicked off with "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," byy Gary Hoey. Meanwhile, Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw,” which airs weekdays 6:00 to 10:00 AM will remain unchanged.
Adele's 25 Leaking Online; Tina Fey & Amy Poehler To Co-Hosts SNL Christmas Show
Adele's 25 Leakin Online - [MIRROR]
Barbara Walters Sits Down For A Chat With Donald Trump - [VARIETY]
Fey & Poehler to Co-Host SNL Christmas Special - [KFOR]
Val Kilmer Confirms He'll Star With Tom Cruise In 'Top Gun' Sequel - [INQUISITR]
Sheen's Manager Explains Why Actor Never Told Ex-Girlfriend Bree Olson He Was HIV Positive - [E ONLINE]
[WATCH] Jennifer Lawrence Pranks Smosh - [MASHABLE]
You Won't Believe Oxford's Word Of The Year - [ET]
[WATCH] Scorsese/Jaggers' 'Vinyl' - [SCREEN CRUSH]
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REPORT: Casey Kasem May Finally Get His Dying Wish
Wanted To Be Buried Next To Hollywood Greats At Forest Lawn Cemetery
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 –– The National Enquirer reports that Casey’s daughter Kerri Kasem has won a major court victory after a LA judge named her the administrator of her father’s $80 million estate over Casey’s widow, Jean Kasem.
Kerri told The ENQUIRER she’ll attempt to get Jean to “provide the will,” which she and her other siblings have never seen. "Casey wanted to be buried at one of the celeb-packed Forest Lawn Memorial Parks," said Kerri. But two months after Casey’s death on June 15, 2014, Jean, 61, had her husband’s remains buried in an unmarked grave in Olso, Norway.
“I still plan to bury my father in Los Angeles and I’m doing everything in my power to make sure that happens,” Kerri said. “I have not given up the fight.” PHOTO/shutterstock 1
Pandora To Buy 'Key Assets From Rdio For $75M In Cash
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 –– Pandora has acquired key assets from Rdio for $75 million in cash, the company announced. “The transaction is contingent upon Rdio seeking protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California, reports techcrunch.com. Upon approval of the proposed transaction by the bankruptcy court, Rdio will be winding down the Rdio-branded service in all markets,”Pandora noted in its statement.
Separately, Rdio said in a blog post that it will shut down in the coming weeks. More immediately, however, Rdio will continue uninterrupted. In digital music market with constrained economics, we are likely to see yet more consolidation or outright closures. Techcrunch adds that Pandora will be taking on several members of Rdio’s team.
“The Rdio team built an acclaimed product and technology platform that has consistently led innovation in the young streaming industry,” said Rdio’s chief executive officer Anthony Bay (L) in the release. “I’m pleased that many members of the Rdio team will continue to shape the future of streaming music, applying our tradition of great design and innovative engineering on an even larger stage with Pandora.” READ STATEMENT HERE
MOTION: Ashley O To Host Mornings At 104.3 The Shark South Florida
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 –– Entercom South Florida announced that Ashley O. has been named the new morning show host of at 104.3 The Shark. Ashley O. comes is a native South Floridian who most recently served as DJ Laz Morning Show Assistant Producer and Production Director at Cox Media.
“Ashley is one of the most upbeat people that I have come across in the radio business,” said John O’Connell, Program Director of 104.3 The Shark. “Her unique brand of humor, coupled with her contagious personality and knowledge of the Alternative and Pop worlds will keep South Florida glued to their car radios….and hopefully make them late for work on a regular basis!”
KISW's BJ & Migs & The Men's Room Go 'All Live' Dec. 1st, Everything from commercials, music to sound effects, jingles and more
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 –– 99.9 KISW will make radio history on December 1, 2015, when both the BJ & Migs morning show and The Mens Room afternoon show will perform their programs completely live.
Everything from commercials to music to sound effects… to announcers and jingle singers and more… will be done in the KISW studios with no complete dry run behind them. Local and national musicians, professional Foley artists, voice actors, a barbershop quartet, as well as the station staff, will perform everything live, an unprecedented event from KISW. So what could possibly go wrong?
Dave Richards, VP of Programming/Operations said: “The Rock of Seattle has a storied history of approaching radio entertainment from a different perspective. That’s based solely on the KISW performers, and an open-minded, indulgent audience. This is another high-wire performance that very few could pull off.” “I can’t wait for Live Day. I love knowing that this could go smoothly or could become a giant train wreck… Either way, it’ll be fun!” commented Steve Migs of BJ & Migs Mornings.
Sun Broadcast Group Turns 7
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 –– Sun Broadcast Group is proud to celebrate a lucky milestone today as it turns SEVEN years old! The national radio network, headquartered in New York City and Boca Raton, FL, has had a big year to say the least and it’s only about to get bigger as the company prepares to unveil it’s 2016 lineup at it’s annual upfront event this Friday night.
“Jackpot!,” said Jason Bailey, CEO of Sun Broadcast Group. “What an amazing year Sun has had. First picking up the honor from Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing radio company in America, then welcoming so many new and wonderful brands to our advertising family, and finally, watching revenue skyrocket more than 35%. It truly has been the most wild seven-year journey and I can’t imagine a better group of people to share it with then the hard working men and women here at Sun.”
According to SVP/Programming, Ron Rivlin, he says the biggest news is still to come on Friday night during Sun’s agency and programming upfront event, “2016 - The Preview”. For more information or to request tickets contact Dainia McGregor at 212-380-9314.
Y100 Morning Host Helps Raise $108,000 For Kids In Need
Alpha Media Savannah, GA (Hilton Head) announced that they raised $108,000 for CASA in their 8th Annual Dancing with the Savannah Stars. Y100 Morning Mess Host, TC won the competition along with his partner Lauren Hurley from the Savannah Ballroom with a perfect score.
CASA is a national nonprofit organization which trains and supports volunteers to speak out and act as advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Alpha Media VP & Market Manager, Gigi South commented on the announcement, “We’re so proud of the multi-talented TC, and delighted to bring awareness for CASA, who looks out for local kids in need. “I’m humbled, thankful and my gluts are a bit sore but I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and helping such an extraordinary charity like CASA.” TC Michaels remarked.
KROQ LA Announces 'Almost Acoustic Christmas'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2015 –– KROQ 106.7 FM announces the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Saturday, December 12th, 2015 and Sunday December 13th, 2015 at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Proceeds from the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to benefit the following charities: Para Los Niño’s - Para Los Niño’s is a non-profit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational opportunities and support.
Scheduled performers include: AWOLNATION, Bastille, Cage The Elephant, Disclosure, Foals, Halsey, Silversun Pickups, The Struts, Twenty One Pilots, Weezer, and X Ambassadors, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Chris Cornell, Cold War Kids, Elle King, Fall Out Boy, George Ezra, James Bay, Of Monsters And Men, Panic! At The Disco, The 1975, and The Neighbourhood. For complete details, go to KROQ.com
SHEEN: 'I'm HIV Positive' - Adele To Debut 'When We Were Young' On '60 Minutes'
[WATCH] Charlie Sheen Announces He's HIV Positive - [TODAY]
...Ex Tweets About Stressful HIV Test - [US]
Tina Fey Wants To Play Amy Poehler Gay Lover In Lesbian Film - [GOSSIP COP]
Jay Leno To Host 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Concert - [NPPC]
Adele To Debut 'When We Were Young' On '60 Minutes' - [ROLLING STONE]
UH OH: Former Glamour Woman Of The Year's Husband Returning Award Following Caitlyn Jenner Being Honored - [THE WRAP]
Loretta Lynn To Be Honored With Inaugural 'Legend' Award At Women In Music Event - [BILLBOARD]
Porsche Responds To Paul Walker Wrongful Death Lawsuit - [E ONLINE]
'Fast & Furious' Spinoffs In The Works - [VARIETY]
ENJOY: Kate Hudson Covers Harper's Bazaar - [HARPERS BAZAAR]
The 75 Movies That Every Man Should See - [ESQUIRE]
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[LISTEN] Bono Rings Up RTE Radio Host To Say Paris Attack A Direct Hit On Music
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015 –– Following attacks across Paris on Friday night that left 129 dead including dozens at an Eagles of Death Metal concert, U2 lead singer Bono called into Irish Host Dave Fanning on RTE Radio on Saturday morning after it was announced that U2’s scheduled concerts on Saturday and Sunday in Paris were postponed.
“If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans,” Bono said. “This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so-called War on Terror. And it’s very upsetting -- These are our people,” Bono said. “This could be me at a show, you at a show … It’s a very recognizable situation. All our thoughts are with the Eagles of Death Metal fans.” As far as the canceled show, Bono said, “It’s up to the French authorities to decide when we can go back. I think music is very important and that U2 has a role to play. I can’t wait until we get back to Paris.” The band also posted a photo on Instagram on Saturday, bearing a handwritten message including, “Love is bigger than anything in its way.” LISTEN HERE
[WATCH] Geraldo Rivera Breaks Down On-Air After Announcing His Daughter Was Okay In Paris
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015 –– 77/WABC New York Host And Fox TV Contributor Geraldo Rivera became emotional during a report with Fox's Shepard Smith while showing a photo of his daughter, Simone, who was one of the thousands watching a soccer match at Stade de France outside Paris when several attacks occurred in Paris.
“I just thank God she wasn’t at the rock concert but was at the soccer stadium,” Rivera told Shepard Smith on Fox News, referring to the Eagles of Death Metal performance at Bataclan concert hall where the worst carnage took place. “We don’t want her to travel, we don’t want her to do anything, just lock her down until they sort this out,” Rivera said. He then pulls out a photo (upper right) and begins to break down in saying, “Here’s my gorgeous daughter -- It’s a lot easier to report these things than to experience them myself.” WATCH VIDEO HERE - Rivera later joined 'Fox & Friends' with his daughter Isabella to share his conversation with Simone as she described the scene there in Paris. WATCH HERE Rivera later posted the photo at right of he and Simone in Paris on Twitter
WWO To Present 'The State Of American Podcasting' Webinar
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015 –– Westwood One announced it will be holding “The State of American Podcasting” Webinar this Wednesday, November 18th at 2 pm ET. Over the past nine years podcast listeners have skyrocketed by 200% and now reach over 46 million people every month.
Westwood One is hosting a live webinar roundtable on the "The State of American Podcasting" hosted by CMO Pierre Bouvard with special guests Brendan McDonald, Executive Producer and Co-Creator, WTF with Marc Maron; Stuart Last, VP, audioBoom; and Jenna Weiss-Berman, Director of Audio, Buzzfeed.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Bubba Wants Nielsen Lawsuit Thrown Out, Says They 'Bit Off More Than They Can Chew'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015 –– Lawyers for Bubba the Love Sponge Clem have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Nielsen Audio in federal court reports Tampa Bay's Biz Journal.
"Nielsen's complaint bites off more than it can chew," the court document, filed on Friday, states, adding that Nielsen tried to "rewrite an isolated instance of poor judgment ... into a noisy tale of pervasive fraud that has damaged an entire industry. Not so," it states. Nielsen filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida in mid-October, seeking punitive damages for what it claims was the "willful, wanton and malicious nature" of Clem in relation to a ratings tampering incident, according to the lawsuit.
Beasley Media Group, operator of WBRN 98.7, at the time said it condemned Clem's actions and took "appropriate steps to ensure that such conduct does not occur in the future." The filing on Friday said Clem's camp believes the dispute should have ended after Beasley's investigation and Clem's suspension. The filing also says Nielsen "fails to deliver" evidence of "systematic and ongoing" actions involving radio panelists, evidence of fraud and other counts in the original lawsuit. The incident caused Nielsen to exclude WBRN from the September 2015 ratings report, and consequently from the October report as well, when Nielsen claimed it had further evidence of tampering.
Pierre Bouvard Schools Pandora CFO On Radio's Listening Levels
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015 –– In his blog titled "Pandora's CFO is Wrong: Radio Listening Remains Remarkably Stable," WWO CMO Pierre Bouvard schools Pandora CFO Mike Herring after he recently stated that AM/FM listening levels are dropping. Bouvard points out "radio listening levels are stable and strong in both reach and time spent, as outlined in Bouvard's blog post.
A few key points Bouvard outlines: *AM/FM ratings are stable and strong across all demos, according to Nielsen. *AM/FM is 9 times bigger than Pandora and 17 times bigger than Spotify, according to Edison Research's "Share of Ear" study, which combines both time spent and reach to generate audience share. *Americans spend almost 2 hours more per day with AM/FM radio than they do with Pandora, according to Edison. *AM/FM radio reaches three-quarters of Americans daily – 5 times the daily reach of Pandora, and 15 times the daily reach of Spotify, according to Edison. *The majority of AM/FM listening occurs out of home (66%) while Americans are on the go. In contrast, the vast majority of streaming tuning occurs at home (68%), according to Edison and Nielsen data. READ FULL BLOG HERE
Pierre Bouvard & Steve Goldstein are set to present an exclusive session titled 'Podcasting, The New Black' at next year's Talk Show Boot Camp in Ft. Lauderdale - for more details, CLICK HERE
PROGRAMMING: Dave Dunaway To Program WYZB/NASH FM 105.5 Ft. Walton/Destin FL
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015 –– Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Dave Dunaway as Program Director for WYZB/NASH FM 105.5 in Fort Walton Beach/Destin, FL. Dunaway has programmed stations in markets including: Miami, Dallas, Charlotte, Knoxville, Tallahassee, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Nashville, and Jackson, MS. He was previously with Cumulus Tallahassee for six years and was Operations Manager and Afternoon Host for Guaranty Media’s Baton Rouge Country station, WTGE/100.7 The Tiger) for nine years. Most recently, Dunaway was Program Director for WZZK-FM in Birmingham, AL, for Summit Media.
Pete DeSimone, Regional Vice President and Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media Fort Walton Beach/Destin, said: “Real excited to have Dave join our Fort Walton Beach / Destin team. Dave is a pro and his programming acumen is exactly what the market needs to compete at a higher level.”
Alpha Media Louisville To Rename Stations For Children's Hospital Radiothon
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2015 –– Alpha Media Louisville, KY announced that they will be renaming their radio stations on November 19th and 20th in honor of local children who are fighting or have lost battles to cancer and other diseases. The stations will broadcast live from Kosair Children’s Hospital to raise funds through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The following Alpha Media stations will be renamed during the two-day event: • 99.7 WDJX will become 99.7 DREW-FM in honor of Andrew Holland, a Radiothon legend and close friend of 99.7 who passed away in August. Andrew fought cancer throughout his teens and served as an inspiration through his positive attitude. • 102.3 The Max to 102.3 ADDIE-FM in honor of 4-year-old Addie Roberts. Addie was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2. After two years of chemo, she will have her last treatment just before Christ - mas. • Magic 101.3 to MAXWELL 101.3 in honor of 9-year-old Maxwell Johnson. Maxwell has a mild form of sickle cell anemia and was born three months premature. He spent two months in the neonatal intensive care unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital. • B96.5 to JERRON 96.5 in honor of Jerron Harrison, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis at 6 weeks old. The illness did extensive damage to the growth plates in his legs, causing them not to grow. • OldSchool 105.1 to GABRIELLE 105.1 in honor of Gabrielle Runyon, an eighth-grader at Noe Middle School. Gabrielle has spinal muscular atrophy and has undergone multiple spine surgeries at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Adele's '21' Greatest Album Of All Time; Holly Holm KO's Rousey In Second Round
Adele's '21' Becomes Greatest Album Of All Time - [REUTERS]
Sport's World Shocker: Ronda Rousey Floored By Holly Holm - [ESPN]
Could ABC Be Fined For 'F-Bomb' During 20/20 Segment? - [DAILY CALLER]
Homeless Man Arrested Followed Alleged Attack On NCIS' Pauley Perrette - [CBS]
Beats Music Pulls The Plug On November 30th - [9TO5]
[WATCH] Blake Shelton Rescues Group From Mudslide In Oklahoma - [ET]
Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert Featured In Season Season Promo - [BILLBOARD]
Nikki Sixx Hints 'Guns & Roses' Reunion - [ROLLING STONE]
[WATCH] New Trailer For 'Divergent' Series - [EW]
Check Out 'The Hollywood Reporter's' Beauty Issue Covers - [THR]
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[WATCH] Sirius XM 'Hopeful' On Inking New Howard Stern Deal
The Deal Comes Down To Money; Sides Disagree On Value Of A New Deal Says CEO James Meyer
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– Sirius XM remains "hopeful" it will sign a new deal with Howard Stern when his contract expires next month, but the decision will come down to money, says Sirius CEO James Meyer (R).
"I'm very hopeful that we'll get an agreement done with Howard," he told CNBC from Sirius majority owner Liberty Media's investor day. Meyer stressed that the sides disagree on "one thing," the value of a new deal. He noted Stern's radio show "has never been better."
Former CEO Mel Karmazin recently told CNBC's Squakbox (see JL 11/5/15) that Stern would have plenty of options, including Netflix or Apple Music but added, as a paying subscriber to Sirius, Karmazin said he hopes "The Howard Stern Show" doesn't go anywhere. Earlier this year, Stern decided to leave his job as a judge on NBC's "America's Got Talent." WATCH HERE
How Close Is This Former Radio Producer From Winning $1 Million On TV Reality Series?
Have Now Won 4 of 7 legs, $32,000, A Trip To Morocco And Are Considered The Team To Beat
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– There's a good chance former MIX 96.9 Phoenix Executive Producer Justin Scheman, known for years by his Morning Show Boot Camp cohorts as 'Tool,' may soon have a whole lot of NEW friends come December 11th. That's when CBS TV's 'The Amazing Race' will reveal which team earns a $1 million payoff.
As Jockline previously reported, Scheman gambled last year by resigning from his job in Phoenix to take he and his fiance, Diana Bishop, on 'The Amazing Race."
He tells Jockline, "Having been a superfan of The Amazing Race for a long time it was a dream come true to win a leg of the race. One of the craziest things we never knew was from day one it was everyone vs #TheGreenTeam. We have now won 4 of 7 legs, $32,000, a trip to Morocco and are looked upon as the "team to beat" by the other teams." This week they head to Poland for the toughest leg of the Amazing Race in years!!
NOTE TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A FUTURE CO-HOST: Justin says "If we win or lose I am still looking to get back to doing what I love RADIO! MorningTool@Gmail.com Cell (305)-725-3769 - Watch tonight at 8pm Est on CBS
PROGRAMMING: Charlie Quinn Takes The PD Reins At 106.5 The Arch St. Louis
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– Hubbard Radio St. Louis has hired veteran radio PD Charlie Quinn to take over programming at Adult Hits station WARH-FM 106.5 The Arch. Quinn most recently spent nearly 16 years as CBS Radio’s Operations Director at KYXY 96.5 in San Diego, and has a long track record of programming winning radio stations across America. Quinn replaces Kevin Robinson.
John Kijowski, VP/Market Manager for Hubbard Radio St. Louis, told staff yesterday, “I am appreciative of Kevin Robinson’s fine work over the past seven years here at The Arch, and wish him well in his future endeavors. The opportunity to make a change and continue the development of our brand with Charlie Quinn’s unique perspective and experience is exciting.
Quinn stated “I've always admired Hubbard Radio for their commitment to great product and talented people. My thanks to John, Greg Solk and good friend Greg Strassell for the opportunity to write the next chapter at 106.5 The Arch.” Quinn's previous stops have included Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Phoenix & Nashville in addition to being VP/AC Programming at CBS Radio San Diego for three years.
MOTION: Dawn Stensland Joins Rich Zeoli Show On WPHT/Philly
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– CBS RADIO’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT announced the addition of Emmy Award winning television journalist Dawn Stensland to the “Rich Zeoli Show,” beginning Monday, November 16th from 3-6PM.
Stensland was hired in 1997 by CBS3 Philadelphia and anchored the 5PM and 6PM newscasts and reported for the 11PM newscast as well. She also hosted the CBS News Saturday morning network broadcast in New York. In 2001 she began an eight year run as the anchor of “Fox Philadelphia’s 10 O’Clock News Hour.”
In addition to her new role on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Stensland is Adjunct Professor of Journalism at La Salle University in Philadelphia. She also serves on the Boards of the Police Athletic League and The HEADstrong Foundation (battling childhood cancer) and is deeply involved in many other charities and non-profit organizations.
Anonymous Donor Gives Minnesota Public Radio $10 Million Donation
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– Tis' the season for giving and its certainly evident in Minnesota where an anonymous donor gave Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) one of it largest donations ever. According to grandforksherald.com, MPR said Wednesday that they, along with its parent company, American Public Media, recently received $10 Million from a donor who asked to remain anonymous.
The donor is a longtime supporter who is passionate about classical music and music education, MPR News reported. The gift will fund new technology as well as classical music programming, music in schools and marketing. The gift was given without restrictions, according to MPR News. PHOTO/hga
610 Sports Extends With Series Champs Kansas City Royals
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– Entercom Kansas City announced that it has reached an agreement with the Kansas City Royals extending 610 Sports Radio’s position as the team’s flagship radio broadcast partner for four more years.
“We are delighted to extend this partnership,” said Dave Alpert, Vice President and General Manager of Entercom Kansas City. “Not only are the Royals the World Champions, as partners they are a world class organization. We are proud to align KCSP 610 Sports Radio with the Kansas City Royals for four more years. Two winning teams.”
In addition to 610 Sports Radio’s flagship broadcast status, all eight of Entercom Kansas City’s brands will continue to partner promotionally with the team throughout the season.
100.3 WHEB & Rock 101's 25th Annual Helping Can Radiothon; Truckload For Coats Rolls Again For Live 95.5 Portland
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– 100.3 WHEB, Portsmouth’s Rock radio station and Rock 101 (WGIR-FM), Manchester announced the return of the 25th annual Lend A Helping Can radiothon, an on-air fundraiser that helps feeds thousands of community members in need each year. Hosted by Greg & The Morning Buzz, New Hampshire, The Lend A Helping Can radiothon will be held Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20. This year the two-day radio auction will extend the four-and-a-half hour show to 13-and-a-half hours each day of the broadcast (5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.) – with all proceeds to benefit 11 New Hampshire nonprofit agencies that feed the state’s needy and homeless throughout the year. The on-air auction will feature rare and exclusive items, including: NASCAR VIP Weekend tickets at NHMS; VIP trips to see the filming of Dancing with the Stars, autographed guitars from artists including Slash, Motley Crue, Three Days Grace and more
Alpha Media Portland, OR announced that Live 95.5 (KBFF) will be holding its 15th annual Truckload of Coats event. The event is taking place (today) November 13, 2015 from 6am-7pm. Live 95.5 is asking for help in filling two 50-foot-semitrucks with new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, towels, socks, shoes/boots and other winter supplies for the homeless. All donations collected from this drive will be distributed by Portland’s own Transition Projects Inc., whose mission is to serve people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing.
Louie Anderson Makes Surprise Delivery To KQ's Tom Barnard
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– 17 years ago at the first KQRS/Minneapolis' morning show broadcast in Las Vegas, comic Louie Anderson showed up with donuts. Louie, who is originally from St Paul, has been friends with KQ's morning host Tom Barnard for years. Louie now lives in Vegas and since this is KQ's final broadcast from the fabulous Las Vegas strip, Louie showed up and surprised his friend Tom live on air.
77WABC'S Curtis & Kuby Dine & Chat With Listeners
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2015 –– 77 WABC New York’s Curtis & Kuby invited listeners this week for an intimate dinner and political conversation at Delmonico’s Kitchen on West 36th Street. 40 of the duo’s strongest supporters reserved their spots for “Dinner with Curtis & Kuby: A Night of Political Entertainment and Fun” to kick off Election Central.
Curtis & Kuby answered questions from the attendees and discussed the current political race, social issues, and much more – no topic was off limits! PHOTO/L-R: Curtis Sliwa, Cumulus New York VP/Market Manager Chad Lopez, 77 WABC Program Director Craig Schwalb, Ron Kuby.
Judge Tosses Out 'Shake It Off' Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift; SI Cover Teaser
Judge Tosses Out 'Shake It Off' Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift - [VANITY FAIR]
[LISTEN] Christie Brinkley Won't Get Into John Mellencamp Talk With Howard Stern - [PEOPLE]
Paul McCartney Reveals Intimate Stories Behind Beatles's Number 1 Hits With Billboard - [BILLBOARD]
'One Life To Live's' Nathaniel Marston Dies In Car Accident At 40 - [TV GUIDE]
Tracy Morgan In Talks To Play Red Foxx In Biopic - [THE WRAP]
HIDE THE CHILDREN: Check Out New SI Swimsuit Teaser Cover - Yes, Teaser! - [E ONLINE]
Kelsea Ballerini To Receive Billboard's Rising Star Award - [THE BOOT]
Kellie Pickler Reality Series Sets CMT Ratings Record With Debut - [DEADLINE]
Fans Banned From Drinking Alcohol At AC/DC Concert In New Zealand - [NME]
Pop Princess Zendaya Has Left Her Disney Days Behind - [DAILY MAIL]
'Harry Potter's' Daniel Ratcliffe Earns Star On HWOF - [VARIETY]
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PROGRAMMING: WSHE-FM Chicago Welcomes Cat Thomas As Its New PD; Paul Webber Rises To APD
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2015 –– Hubbard Radio Chicago’s Adult contemporary WSHE – FM (SHE) has recruited Cat Thomas to oversee programming responsibilities. Thomas most recently spent eight years as Vice President of Programming for Entercom Austin. Hubbard Radio Senior Vice President of Programming Greg Solk said, “When we started our search for a Program Director for SHE, Cat claimed that he was a ‘strategic thinker, an idea machine, leader, teacher, winner & a snappy dresser.’ After spending an extended period of time with Cat over the past few weeks, I can honestly say he certainly has five of the six attributes.:
Along with the move, Hubbard announced that Paul Webber who most recently held down multiple roles for the Chicago cluster, including interim Program Director at WSHE, has been promoted to Assistant Program for both WSHE and Classic Rock WDRV. Webber has been with the Chicago cluster for 18 and a half out of the last 22 years, and has held various roles, including Production Director and Marketing Director for WTMX, along with Direct Marketing Manager for the Chicago cluster. Webber will retain his Direct Marketing responsibilities along with his new duties. Webber’s career includes 33 years in radio on-air, production, marketing, and programming with WAXY-FM & Y-100 Miami, Y-98 St. Louis, WLUP-FM Chicago, WLHT-FM Grand Rapids, and WKMQ-FM Rockford among others.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Tim Hager Named President For iHM Denver
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 20015 –– iHeartMedia announced that Tim Hager has been named President of its Denver market, effective immediately. A St. Louis native, Hager's 16-year radio career began at Sinclair Broadcasting with KHITS 96.3 FM. While in St. Louis, he also worked for CBS Radio and was the General Sales Manager at 1120 KMOX and the Cardinals Baseball Radio Network. In 2006, Hager moved to Denver Colorado with Clear Channel/iHeartMedia and over the past decade has held the roles of Account Executive, Sports Sales Director, General Sales Manager and most recently Senior Vice President of Sales. Hager will report to Hartley Adkins, Executive Vice President of Operations for iHeartMedia. PHOTO/instagram
MOTION: Kara Leigh Takes Nights At B98 Atlanta; CMG Augusta Welcomes Jeff Reynolds To PM Drive
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2015 – Cox Media Group Atlanta’s (CMG) B98.5 has named Kara Leigh (R) as its new evening on-air personality, effective Nov. 23. Kara previously did mid-days at 95.5 The Beat from 2007 to 2010. Leigh is an Atlanta native and started her career with Cox Media Group as an intern.
Beasley Media Group welcomes Jeff Reynolds as the new afternoon drive personality, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at WKXC-Kicks 99, Augusta Georgia. Jeff replaces Bryan Axelson who recently moved to morning drive on WKXC as part of the Kicks Wake Up Krew. Jeff joins WKXC “New Country” Kicks 99, after a four-year career as an afternoon radio host for Emmis Communications at WTHI-FM (HI-99), the Wabash Valley’s Country Station in Terre Haute, Indiana. Jeff’s prior experience includes radio work in Muncie, Indiana with Backyard Broadcasting and Citadel Broadcasting.
$3,000 Goal Rises To Over $30,000 For Dallas' Women's Shelter
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2015 –– After graphic photos of the Dallas Cowboy's Greg Hardy’s former girlfriend were released last Friday, 94WIP/Philly's Josh Innes (center) and co-host Spike Eskin (right) created a GoFundMe campaign, as Eskin, Innes and former Eagles defensive lineman Hollis Thomas (left) began a drive to raise money for the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas, Texas. The goal? $3,000.
They started with a goal of $3,000 to be raised during the show from 2-6P on Friday, November 6th. By the close of the show that day, the total was over $8,000. Fundraising as of Wednesday, November 11th is at a grand total of $32,335 collected for the Genesis Women’s Shelter. Due to overwhelming response, the account is currently still open. Bianca Jackson, the director of funds and community development for the Genesis Women’s Shelter said “We are so so grateful. I’m just doing the quick math and that’s nearly 200 women and children when they call our number, they will get because of what you and those fans did. That is unbelievable for us. We are so so grateful.” WIP afternoon host Josh Innes commented: “Domestic violence is something far bigger than football. After seeing the pictures that were posted by Deadspin, I felt driven to do something. I knew that the City of Philadelphia would jump at the opportunity to bury negative stereotypes and help deserving women in a rival city. I’m proud that the rest of the country gets to see the goodness in the hearts of Philadelphians. Most importantly we’re helping a cause that far too often goes unnoticed. This also shows you the power of radio. This is truly amazing.”
SYNDICATION: The Herd With Colin Cowherd Reaches Nearly 20 Million People In First Month Of Fox, iHeart Premier
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2015 –– The Herd With Colin Cowherd premiered on FOX Sports’ television, FOX Sports Radio and iHeartRadio platforms on Tuesday, Sept. 8. In its opening month, the show produced a range of impressive audience figures, delivering strong early returns across each of its distribution avenues and, in the process, reaching a total of 19.5 million people between Sept. 8 and Oct. 9.
Clips of The Herd drew 11.7 million video views over the show’s first month via Facebook, YouTube, FOXSports.com, FOXSportsRadio.com, the live-streaming FOX Sports Go app and Twitter video player. On television, a combined 5.8 million viewers watched at least one minute of THE HERD on FS1 and FS2, according to Nielsen. Also noteworthy is the popularity of The Herd podcasts, including the “Best of The Herd” and “Full Show” offerings that combined to rank No. 2 in the Sports & Recreation podcast category on iTunes, netting 1.2 million downloads over the show’s first month. The show continues to add broadcast radio affiliates across the country, and its performance on the local AM 570 LA Sports/KLAC has posted impressive results. Between Sept. 8 and Oct. 9, KLAC experienced a +106% gain in THE HERD’s time slot with Men 25-54 over the previous year.
The Raging 'Kidiots' EP Release Set For 11/20
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2015 –– Comedy duo and Black River Entertainment recording artists Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots announced the track listing and November 20 release date for their debut EP, The Raging Idiots Presents - The Raging Kidiots
“The Raging Idiots is about spreading positivity and this EP reinforces that message to kids and parents too,” said Bones. “The songs on this EP really touch on what’s important to us: be what you want to be, be nice to others, have fun in learning and be proud of who you are as an individual.”
Produced by Nick Autry, the educational and entertaining EP inspires kids to dream big, follow the Golden Rule and gives children a fun way to learn through music.
Accompanying each of the songs will be a music video capturing the essence of the song while bringing it to life for children of all ages. The Raging Kidiots on the Bobby Bones Kids Channel can be heard on iHeartRadio Family, a new streaming music and storytelling app designed specifically for families with kids ages 4 through 11. The free app is now available for smartphones and tablets in the iOS App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore.
Photo Credit: Robert Chavers Courtesy of Black River Entertainment Nashville, TN
TOP NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD | By Graham Mack
Capital FM'S 2015 Jingle Ball Sells Out In Under An Hour
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2015 –– Capital FM has sold out its 2015 Jingle Bell Ball in under an hour – the fastest time the event has sold out since it launched eight years ago. All the artists are now announced, with Coldplay confirming this week. They will perform alongside Ellie Goulding (shown), Ariana Grande, Jess Glynne, David Guetta, Nathan Sykes, Jason Derulo and Years & Years on day 1. Day 2 will see Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Little Mix, Nick Jonas, Sigma and Charlie Puth entertain 30,000 listeners at the 02 Arena in London in December.
HOT100FM's New Breakfast Team - After a 3-year break, Sarah Passalick returns to Hot100FM Breakfast in Darwin Australia alongside well known stand-up comic Ben Stevenson to launch the new look Hot100FM breakfast Show. New Year, New Breakfast Show for Melbourne Australia Former Australian Rules footballer, Jonathan Brown and comedian Sam Pang will co-host Nova 100 Breakfast with Chrissie Swan in Melbourne from January. BBC censured over breastfeeding comments BBC Radio Solent DJ Alex Dyke said, ...Only ‘librarian-type, moustachioed’ women breastfeed in public and it should not be allowed!” Alex was temporarily suspended after he made the comments during a phone-in section on his show.
Now, Ofcom (the British FCC) Has Censured The BBC For Applying “Minimal Editorial Oversight” To A DJ’s Show In Which He Made Misogynistic Comments About Women Who Breastfeed. - Ofcom received 45 complaints. Dyke broadcast an apology the day after the programme was aired after his comments were picked up and criticised on social media. Ofcom said the comments were a breach of the UK broadcasting code relating to potentially offensive material.
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NETWORKS: KMG Present Live Coverage Of Classic Rock Roll Of Honour
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2015 –– Last night in London, KMG Networks presented Live Coverage of the Team Rock/Classic Rock Magazine’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour from the historic Roundhouse in London.
A who’s who’s of legendary artists were in attendance including Jimmy Page, Alice Cooper. and Bruce Dickenson of Iron Maiden. Shown here in the KMG Networks radio room are (L-R_ Gary Krantz, Founder & CEO of KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, Roger Coletti, founder of Coletti Entertainment, who handled the backstage production for KMG, Jimmy Page, and Ed Robinson of KMG.
Is Justin Timberlake Pulling A Reverse Swift? Al Roker On The Way To World Record
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ACT SURPRISED: Adele In Talks To Make Her Film Debut - [SCREEN DAILY]
ACT SURPRISED 2: Fox Business Shatters Ratings Record With GOP Debate - [FOX BUSINESS]
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IT'S OFFICIAL: Cumulus Bringing Back MIX 107-3 Brand & Jack Diamond To WRQX-FM Wash. DC
Diamond To Be Joined By Jimmy Alexander & Erica Hilary
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– Cumulus Media announced that WRQX-FM is bringing back the popular MIX 107-3 radio brand and programming in Washington, D.C. and legendary morning radio host, Jack Diamond. Diamond will be joined by former partners Jimmy Alexander and Erica Hilary. The station will re-launch as MIX 107.3 on Friday, November 13, by kicking off the holiday season with 100% Christmas Music.
Current morning talent Sarah Fraser launches a new Midday show on MIX 107.3 and announces the creation of a new daily podcast. Former morning co-host Ty Bentli will continue to anchor special award show Backstage broadcasts for Westwood One. Current Midday talent, Melony Torres, transfers to Cumulus’ WPLJ in New York City.
Diamond said: “Washington, D.C. is my hometown. To have been able to build an amazing brand like Mix 107.3 and the Jack Diamond Morning Show and ride that wave for 24 years was an absolute gift from you to all of us who contributed to that project -- I am so excited to be working with longtime friend and partner Mike McVay, Gary Pizzati and newly named PD Louie Diaz. SVP/Content & Programming Mike McVay added: “107.3 in D.C. is Mix. You can’t have Mix 107.3 without having Jack Diamond. And being able to add Jimmy and Erica to the show made this a trifecta.”
MOTION: Rich 'The Bull' Gaenzler Debuts In Mornings At 97 Rock Buffalo
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH. 2015 –– Cumulus Media Buffalo announces that Rich “The Bull” Gaenzler will debut as Morning Host for WGRF/97 Rock’s popular morning show on Monday, December 7, from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Gaenzler joins current morning show team members Rob Lederman, Christine Klein and producer, Steve Tripi. He steps into the role following the retirement of morning radio legend, Larry Norton, whose last show on WGRF/97 Rock airs on Friday, December 4, from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Gaenzler comes to WGRF from sister stations, WEDG (Rock Radio 103.3 The Edge), where he hosts the 3:00 p.m.-7:00 show, and from WHLD (Sports Radio 1270 The Fan), where he hosts a daily sports talk show from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. He started his radio career at WCMF in Rochester, NY, in 1988, as a production intern for Larry Norton. Prior to joining WEDG almost 18 years ago, he was at WCMF/Sports Radio 990 AM, where he did news/sports/traffic for “Brother Wease” and later produced the show.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: David Abel Named VP/GM E.W. Scripps Tulsa
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– The E.W. Scripps Company has named David Abel as VP/GM of the Scripps radio operations in Tulsa, Oklahoma which include KVOO-FM, KHTT-FM, KBEZ-FM, KXBL-FM and KFAQ-AM.
"David's broadcast and digital experience, as well as his strong leadership track record, makes him a great fit with Scripps and our Tulsa team," said Steve Wexler, vice president of radio for Scripps. "I'm thrilled to welcome him to our company." Most recently, Abel was VP/GM for Apex Broadcasting where he managed radio stations in Charleston, South Carolina and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Abel also served as a sales manager for Cox Media Group stations in Greenville, South Carolina, Orlando, Florida, and Birmingham, Alabama.
Playboy Settles With Model Used As Human Golf Tee By Radio Host
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– Playboy Enterprises has settled with a woman who sued after a Playboy radio host hit her with a golf club while she acted as a tee reports patch.com.
As Jockine previously reported (JL 3/14), in 2013 Elizabeth Dickson alleged she was hurt when a co-host of The Playboy Morning Show, Kevin Klein, struck her in the buttocks with a golf club during a photo shoot at the Playboy Golf Finals in 2012. An attorney for Dickson told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Fujie on Monday that the case was resolved. No terms were divulged.
Dickson filed her lawsuit in March 2014, alleging battery and negligence and sought unspecified damages. According to the complaint, Dickson was invited to the Playboy Golf Finals at the Industry Hills Golf Club in Industry on March 30, 2012, where she was to help Playboy Playmates host the event. She poised on her stomach with a tee that was inserted between the her buttocks, the suit stated. Klein unexpectedly swung the club and “struck plaintiff on the buttocks, causing her injuries and damages (see circle)” the suit alleged. Attorneys for Playboy maintained in their court papers that Dickson signed releases beforehand agreeing to not hold the company liable for any legal claims associated with her taking part in the event. “Dickson was not required to or forced to participate in this contest or event,” Playboy’s attorneys stated in their court papers. PHOTOS/Facebook
[LISTEN] 77WABC's Gunz Talks With Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– 77 WABC in New York is airing a series of special Veterans Day features honoring New York City-area veterans. Among the features include an interview with Kevin Lacz, a former Navy SEAL sniper, breacher and combat medic-- and star of the award-winning hit film, 'American Sniper.'
The Veterans Day series will air throughout today, November 11, on 77 WABC. In the series, Lacz discusses the importance of Veterans Day, the issues veterans face today, and other related topics. The complete interview with Lacz and WABC reporter Mike Gunzelman is available at www.wabcradio.com. Craig Schwalb, Program Director for 77 WABC said: "It is an honor to be able to bring Kevin's thoughts to the 77 WABC audience on this important day. His words are passionate and inspiring." Thanks for your interest. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE
WeedStream Radio Now Available on iHeartRadio Denver, CO
MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– Colorado-based WeedStream now airs on the iHeartRadio app. WeedStream is an entertainment company focused on the legalized marijuana culture with WeedStream Radio, WeedStream TV and WeedStream Events. With over 700 million downloads and over 70 million registered users, the iHeartRadio app is the fastest growing all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service.
WeedStream founder and CEO Mike Henry noted, “To quote Bob Dylan, ‘the times they are a changin’.’ Who would have envisioned a music radio station called WeedStream that is dedicated to the legalized cannabis culture, and who would have thought that a station called WeedStream would air on iHeartRadio? Well, it’s 2015, and both are realities. We look forward to introducing new listeners worldwide to WeedStream via the iHeartRadio app.” Using entertainment as the vehicle, WeedStream is an advocate for the medical, cultural, and financial benefits of marijuana, and serves as the voice of this new and very large community."
WeedStream, started in January 2014 by media veterans Mike Henry and Dino Ianni, is the world’s first entertainment and technology company targeting the legalized cannabis community, and features WeedStream Radio, WeedStream TV and WeedStream Events. WeedStream Radio can be heard at WeedStream.net, and on the iHeartRadio and TuneIn radio apps. WeedStream TV can be seen at WeedStream.net and on the WeedStream YouTube channel.
Show Offers $5,000 Reward For Return Of Stolen Boxing Belts
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– The belt you see above is one of six belts stolen last week from the International Boxing Hall of Fame IN Canastota, NY. It's from Carmen Basilio's 1957 victor over Sugar Ray Robinson reports syracuse.com. Boxing is a deep part of the area's history and TK99/Syracuse is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the return of six boxing belts stolen from the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota last week. TK99 and TK105 morning duo "Gomez and Lisa" (shown) made the offer on the air Tuesday morning.
"Help us out," Glenn "Gomez" Adams said on air. "Point us in the right direction. Get those belts back to the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota and we will write a check to you." A thief or thieves broke into the Hall of Fame last week and stole six "priceless" world championship belts. Four of those belts belonged to Canastota native Carmen Basilio. The morning show duo asked anyone with information on the whereabouts of the belts to contact the TK99 studio at 472-9111. BELT PHOTO Courtesy Canastota Police Department
Goldstein Talks Podcasting: 'Fasten Your Safety Belt'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– In Steve Goldstein's latest blog at Amplifi, he warns there are big changes coming to the ubiquitous “center stack” of the automobile. "The “head unit” (I’m learning car speak) is where AM/FM radio has thrived for so many years. There is clearly change happening." Just back from last week’s DASH conference in Detroit put on by Jacobs Media and Radio Ink, he shared his top takeaways:
- There will not be an endless number of apps in the car - It’s too confusing for consumers and a safety issue. So space is at a premium. 2. More loyalty to phones than cars - According to JD Powers, people have a greater loyalty to their phones than their cars. Phones are rapidly becoming the new media center, so it is likely that customers will bring their own digital experience to the car. That strongly suggests Apple and Google play a big role here. and 3, People crave simplicity – There is deep frustration with much of the complexity for audio systems in cars today. That’s good for AM/FM. But people also crave choice. That’s not good for AM/FM. 4. Create demand outside of the car to create demand inside of the car – Simply put, if the phone is the conduit, media needs to win the phone. With people spending 94% of their time out of the car, that’s a pretty essential paradigm. Goldstein noted on above photo: check out podcast app built into Apple CarPlay ----- READ COMPLETE BLOG HERE
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iHeartMedia Launches App Aimed At Families With Kids
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2015 –– iHeartMedia announced the release of a new, stand-alone app designed specifically for families with kids ages four through 11. iHeartRadio Family, a new streaming music and storytelling app launched in partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop, will offer access to dozens of iHeartRadio Originals and Live Radio stations in one easy-to-use app and marks iHeartRadio's first multi-app brand extension.
"Ninety-three percent of Americans tune in to the radio each week and spend nearly three hours a day listening to their favorite music and stations," said Chris Williams, iHeartRadio's Chief Product Officer. "We know music is already a big part of family life, so we've hand selected the music and stations we know kids will love and put it all in one app designed for kids the new iHeartRadio Family App." Live, iHeartRadio Original and DJ hosted stations include Selena Gomez Guest DJ Radio, Nick Jonas Guest DJ Radio, 5 Seconds of Summer Guest DJ Radio, Radio Disney Junior, Kids Club Radio, iHeartRadio Family Top 30 Countdown, Acoustic Time The iHeartRadio Family app is completely free with no capped listening. PHOTO/selena.com
Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Who Got Early Peek At Film Passes Away
Music Legend Allen Toussaint Passes Away At 77 - [VULTURE]
Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Who Got To See Early Showing Passes Away - [ET]
UH OH: Chris Stapleton Rose To Top Of Charts Without A Lot Of Help From Radio - [BILLBOARD]
Fox News Takes On Starbucks 'Red Holiday Cup' Controversy - [THE WRAP]
Wendy Williams Extends With Lionsgate - [DEADLINE]
Katy Perry Becomes Face On Holiday Fashion Line - [MIRROR]
NBC Renews 'Chicago Fire & PD' - [THR]
[WATCH] Kevin Hart & Ice Cube In 'Ride Along 2' - [INDIE WIRE]
[WATCH] Ellen DeGeneres In 'Nemo' Sequel - [PEOPLE]
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Art Vuolo's Video Collection Headed To NRHOF Museum
Art Vuolo’s Video Library To Be Named “A History of the American Disc Jockey”
THE MOUTH,NOVEMBER 9TH, 2016 –– During last week's National Radio Hall Of Fame Induction, Chairman Kraig T. Kitchin (shown) made the surprise announcement that plans were underway to bring radio videographer Art Vuolo's ginormous collection of videos to a permanent home in The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
To help kick things off, Kitchin announced during the ceremony he would contribute the first $5,000. Shortly afterward, Elvis Duran, who was among this year's honorees, announced he would double that commitment with a pledge of $10,000.
Late yesterday, it was officially announced that Art Vuolo’s video library “A History of the American Disc Jockey” will indeed become a permanent fixture at The National Radio Hall of Fame, located within the Museum of Broadcast Communication s in Chicago. This future exhibit, “A History of the American DJ,” spearheaded by Chicago broadcasting executives John Gehron/AccuRadio, Lisa Miller/Miller Broadcast Management, and Harv Blain/Vallie Richards Donovan Consulting, will highlight nearly 40 years of “Radio’s Best Friend” Art Vuolo ’s recordings of on-air banter and a behind-the-scenes look at over 700 Disc Jockeys from coast to coast, including many of radio' s most creative personalities. Videos of the personalities will also be available for purchase.
Contributions are now being accepted to purchase the video library, curate “A History of the American DJ” exhibit and maintain its content. Companies or individuals may send donations via PayPal or by sending a check to: “History of the DJ” P.O. Box 10130 Chicago , IL 60610 F or more information interested persons can visit www.facebook.com/HistoryoftheDJ
Major Changes Underway At WRQX DC
Louie Diaz Named PD; Morning Show Exits; Rumors Point To Jack Diamond's Return
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– Cumulus Media announced that it has appointed Louie Diaz as Program Director of WRQX-FM 107.3 in Washington, D.C. Diaz moves to WRQX from Cumulus sister station KLIF-FM in Dallas. Prior to joining Cumulus last year, Diaz was Program Director of Alpha Broadcasting’s KBFF and KUPL in Portland, OR. A native of Queens, NY, he started his radio career at the age of 16 at WPLJ-FM in New York City, where he ultimately rose to Assistant Program Director of the station.
Meanwhile, along with the arrival of Diaz, it appears more changes are underway at WRQX. Morning co-host Sarah Fraser posted at her website heyfrase.com that yesterday was the last day for the Sarah, Ty and Mel Show. Also gone from the station's website were midday host Melony Torres and afternoon host Marco. Another source tells dcrtv that Jack Diamond is reteaming with former co-host Jimmy Alexander next week along with a female host. Additional rumblings suggests the station may switch back to a more AC format. Stay tuned.
The Bert Show Achieves Goal For Annual 'Big Thank You' Drive
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– The Bert Show’s Big Thank You campaign has reached its goal of providing every service person deployed outside the United States with a handwritten Thank You letter on Thanksgiving Day. The annual effort exceeded expectations this year by collecting enough letters for every troop from locations all across the United States.
On Monday, November 9th just days before Veteran’s Day, the United States Postal Service picked up all of the Big Thank You letters received from all over the nation to deliver to the troops overseas. The nationally syndicated morning radio show kicked off their 6th annual “Big Thank You” campaign this fall, in an effort to give thanks to all the men and women that serve our country. Since its inception, The Bert Show’s “Big Thank You” campaign has collected more than one million handwritten letters. The campaign has received letters from all over the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and Spain, including some letters written in Chinese and braille. For more information on The Bert Show’s Big Thank You campaign, please visit www.thebigthankyou2015.com
SYNDICATION: Rickey Smiley Debuts New TV Series; Radio Show Adds Power 107.5 Columbus
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– Beginning yesterday (11.9) The Rickey Smiley Morning Show began airing in Columbus, Ohio, on WCKX Power 107.5. Smiley is also returning to TV One with the premiere of Rickey Smiley For Real, an hour-long, humorous look at Smiley’s hectic schedule of managing career, single fatherhood and personal life. The TV show debuts Tuesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
As one of radio’s leading urban talents, Smiley has created a “can’t miss a minute” program that now airs on more than 60 top affiliates. WCKX, Power 107.5, a Radio One station, known for playing the hottest Hip-Hop and R&B, brings to Columbus a one-of-a-kind morning show through the resources of Radio One's, Reach Media with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show from 6-10 a.m. every weekday.
On the TV One Cable Network, Rickey Smiley for Real gives viewers a sneak peek at Smiley’s most important role – fatherhood – as he balances an untraditional schedule and lifestyle. Splitting his time between Atlanta and Birmingham, Smiley will be shown in both relatable (and not so relatable) situations For more information on Smiley’s radio show background, please visit: http://rickeysmileymorningshow.com/
NETWORKS: Silverfish Launches Country with Carsen; Compass Extends 'America's First News With Gordon Deal; Envision's 'Clairissa Jenkin's Phone Checks Added In Savannah
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– Big D and Bubba’s Silverfish Media announced Carsen (L) in her new role as mid-day host of the appropriately named 'Country with Carsen' show (10am-3pm ET weekdays) launching January 18, 2016. She will also contribute to the Big D and Bubba Show. Compass Media Networks will be the exclusive syndication arm handling affiliate and advertising sales. For more information or to reserve your market today, please contact Compass Media Networks 310-242-8742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
In other Compass news, along with celebrating his 10th anniversary as host of This Morning –America’s First News with Gordon Deal, Compass Media Networks is pleased to announce a multi-year contract extension for Deal to continue to serve as host of the program. This Morning – America’s First News, produced and distributed by Compass Media Networks, is broadcast daily via 300 news and talk stations in 95 of the top 100 markets and then re-broadcast via iTune, TuneIn, and Stitcher.
Envision Networks announced Alpha Media’s WXYY-FM/Savannah, Georgia as the newest affiliate of Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™, the daily prank phone call for radio stations’ use on-air, online and on demand. The station joins over 200 affiliates on the Envision Entertainment Network. stations interested in finding out more about Clairissa Jenkins’ Phone Checks™ should contact Amber Wade at email@example.com or 216-831-3761.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Erik Neubart Joins WWO In Sports/Sales Post
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– Westwood One has hired marketing and sales pro Erik Neubart as Senior Director, Sports Marketing & Sales. Most recently, Neubart was leading the Citi Consumer Business division at MEC Global. Before that, he spent over a decade at Zenith Media, leading several major brands like Chase, Gucci, and Boston Beer; and at Initiative, where he managed the USAA, Arby's, Burlington, and Serta accounts. He also held sales positions at Mediapassage.com, a digital newspaper planning and buying company; at Verizon Wireless, where he was the Advertising Associate; and at Grey Advertising.
“Erik’s immeasurable marketing and sales experience in the agency space is a huge plus for us,” said Boruchov. “He brings an intricate knowledge of brand marketing to the table, which will help align our sports properties with exciting new partnerships.” Neubart added, “
KFI's John & Ken Add Circus Treatment To GOP Debate
To Include Acrobats, Stilt Walkers, Jugglers, Clowns, Lots Of Cotton Candy
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– This political season has already become a circus so KFI is bringing the entertainment to Burbank. Ringmasters John and Ken will broadcast live from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles featuring circus themed entertainment including acrobats, stilt walkers, jugglers, clowns, lots of cotton candy and more surprises.
Beginning at 6 p.m. the GOP Debate will be shown live on a giant screen and a live broadcast of the Tim Conway Jr. show will close the event. The Event is FREE and open to the first 300 listeners.
Westwood One News Salutes Veterans Day With 11-Part Series
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– In honor of Veterans Day, Westwood One News is offering stations an 11-part series of original content about the men and women who make up the U.S. veteran population. The series of :60-second features includes perspectives from national leaders and from veterans of all ages as they reflect on their service and day set aside to honor it. The series is available to stations for broadcast on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2015. In addition, it will be available on demand on audioBoom as part of the Westwood One Podcast and On Demand platform.
The features are reported and produced by Westwood One News national security correspondent and anchor Chas Henry (L), a combat-decorated veteran and former captain of the U.S. Marine Corp. These special one-minute stories will examine health, education, and readjustment issues impacting military veterans. They also provide listeners with ways they can show respect and concern for those who’ve worn their nation’s uniform by participating in a day of service to those who’ve served, in lieu of a random “Thanks for your service.” For more information about this special Veterans Day series, contact Jim Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 895-2339.
Armstrong & Getty Aim To Surpass $2 Million For Donations To Fisher House
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2015 –– Syndicated morning team Armstrong & Getty are hosting their 5th annual fundraiser for Fisher House all this week through Friday, November 13th, to commemorate Veteran’s Day week. Over the past four years, Armstrong & Getty listeners have donated more than $1.7 million to Fisher House to help them build new Fisher homes on the grounds of VA and military medical centers to help bring military families together as their loved ones receive medical treatment. This year, the goal is to raise an additional $500,000 for Fisher House and surpass the $2 million mark.
“Not all battles are fought on the battlefield,” says Fisher House founder Ken Fisher. “A medical crisis, the most personal battle of all, can attack a loved one unexpectedly at any time. This can result in panic and confusion when the family is forced to find a place to stay in a strange city. Providing a home away from home, free of charge, near their loved one’s bedside, allows these families to focus on what matters most.
Rolling Stone Sued For $25 Million By Fraternity Implicated In Rape Story
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Adele Gets The 'Simpsons' Treatment - [E ONLINE]
iPad Pro To Be Marketed By Apple - [WSJ]
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Caitlyn Honored By OUT Magazine As Newsmaker Of The Year - [PEREZ HILTON]
Robin Williams' Will Prohibits Use Of 'Aladdin' Outtakes For Sequel - [NY POST]
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MOTION: Rat & Puff Take Mornings At 98.7 Detroit
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– 98.7 AMP Radio (WDZH-FM) announced that well known radio team “Rat and Puff” have joined the station as their new morning show airing weekdays from 5:00AM – 10:00AM both on air and online at 987ampradio.com and through the Radio.com mobile app.
“We are excited to be Detroit’s new way to wake up! Detroit is a comeback city and we fight hard, we come back hard and we are here to win” said Josh Foreman (Puff) said Debbie Kenyon, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit.
Ratt and Puff (Jeff Daly and Josh Foreman) are best friends who met at the sixth grade lunch table. The radio partners started their careers on college radio that led to an internship at Q102 (WIOQ-FM) in Philadelphia. Full time radio stints followed at some of the most successful CHR stations in the country, including 93.3 FLZ (WFLZ-FM) in Tampa, Florida, KISS FM (WKSC-FM) Chicago, Power 96 (WWPW-FM) in Atlanta and most recently Q102 in Philadelphia. 98.7 AMP Radio will continue to bring Top 40 pop music to metropolitan Detroit.
PROGRAMMING: Mike O'Reilly Comes Home To Kansas City; NOW 100.9/Indy Appoints Brandon Satterfield To PD
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Mike O’Reilly as Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host for KCHZ/95.7 The Vibe. O’Reilly was most recently Program Director of Midwest Television’s Hot AC station, KFMB (100.7 JACK FM) in San Diego. Prior to that, he consulted for SparkNet Communications (JACK FM), and spent the first eight years of his radio career at stations in Missouri, including KCJK (Kansas City), KFME (Garden City, MO), and KCHZ, where he started his radio career in 1997. O'Reilly said: "Talk about going full circle... KCHZ was where it all started for me in 1998! After eight years of programming in San Diego, it's good to be home. What an honor it is to back at KCHZ and part of the 'new Cumulus' working with RVPP Val Garris, Davey Morris as Corporate PD, and our amazing local crew."
WNOW-FM/Radio NOW 100.9 Indy has named Brandon Satterfield as its new Program Director. He joins the Radio One from Atlantic Records where he most recently served as its East Coast Promotion Manager. Radio One Indianapolis VP/GM Chuck Williams said, "Really love having Brandon join the Indy team. He is a great addition and a great fit to our very competitive Radio One staff. Satterfield added, "It's my pleasure to join the respected staff at Radio One. A huge thanks to Jay Stevens, Colby Tyner and Chuck Williams for trusting me with their Top 40 pride and joy. The team at WNOW is deserving of a successful run and I can't wait to be a part of it."
MOTION: Gina Bickett Joins KOAI-FM Phoenix For Afternoons
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– Riviera Broadcasting's KOAI-FM 95.1/94.9 The Oasis Phoenix announced the addition of Gina Bickett for afternoons who will be heard 1-6pm weekdays. She follows Dee Garcia, serves as co-host of its morning show on KKFR-FM/Power 98.3.
"Gina is a great talent," said Program Director Shaun Holly. "I had an idea of who I wanted when I got to The Oasis a couple of months ago, but had no idea where she was. I literally had to spend days hunting her down! Gina worked for me at Classic Hits 96.9 The Eagle/Phoenix in '97. She will be the perfect demo fit!"
"I am the demo," said Gina! "It's my life and I'm so excited to join the Oasis to share the music and relatable Valley events with my fellow soft rockers."
Ryan Seacrest Foundation Opens Latest Children's Studio In DC
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– The Children's National Health System, in partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), has opened a new state-of-the-art, 920 sq. ft. multimedia broadcast studio, named Seacrest Studios. The studio is located inside the Children's National Main Atrium at the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine. A special unveiling ceremony took place at Children's National today, hosted by Ryan Seacrest and featuring appearances by Lucy Hale, Robin Thicke, and Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky. Country artist Cam also performed live for patients and other special guests.
The studio is part of an entertainment initiative that radio and television host and producer Ryan Seacrest and his family developed to help patients explore the creative realms of radio, television, and new media. RSF aims to contribute positively to the healing process for children and their families during their stay, as well as to bring an uplifting spirit to the hospital community. The RSF has opened eight other Seacrest Studios across the country; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, Children's Medical Center in Dallas, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
[LISTEN] Radio Interview With Gwen Stefani Makes Lead Story On 'Entertainment Tonight'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– Since news first broke that fellow 'The Voice' mentors Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton were dating, the media has literally gone giddy trying to gather the latest new morsel info. So, leave it to KVIL-FM/Dallas #Uncorked hosts Leigh Ann & Courtney to get the pop diva to add that Blake is a "Pretty rad guy" to drive the story viral once again.
She told the duo, "He's a pretty rad guy, I have to say that, Stefani tells them. "There's definitely key people that have pointed me into the right direction. Blake really helped me - Pharrell was literally like a guardian angel." As far as going public with Shelton, Stefani claimed, "We didn't! Like, somebody did. That's what's so crazy like, who announces that? Why would I do that?"
Stefani and Shelton stepped out for the first time as a couple at a CMA after-party in Nashville on Wednesday. After persistent rumors, both of their publicists confirmed they were dating. PHOTO/Brad Barket/Getty Images for iHeartMedia LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE
Lena Dunham Invades Radio With New 'Hey Jonathan' Drama
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– Looks like along with TV, movies, books, comics, and podcasts—Lena Dunham has just debuted her own radio drama. According to avclub.com, she wrote the script, and performs it with her boyfriend Jack Antonoff. The drama premiered on The Organist, a weekly arts-and-culture program on KCRW,” L.A.’s National Public Radio station.
“Hey Jonathan” is a seven-minute episode that consists of an escalating series of voicemails, as “Chloe” (Dunham) keeps leaving messages for what sounds like her ex-boyfriend as she gets closer and closer to his apartment. At the end of this short episode, Dunham thanks The Organist for being “the only outlet for my creepy radio dramas.” “Hey Jonathan” is the first in a series that Dunham mentions, which will also include appearances by pals like Jenny Slater.
The 2nd Annual 'heartrending Fiesta Latina Wraps Up In Miami
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– The second annual iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Presented by Sprint, which featured Latin music's biggest superstars, finished Saturday following an evening jam packed with star-studded performances. The event brought the power and unforgettable performances of the iHeartRadio Music Festival to Latin music, featuring live performances by the biggest names in Latin music such as Jennifer Lopez, Don Omar, Marco Antonio Solis, Prince Royce, Natalia Jiménez, Wisin, Camila, Becky G, Fonseca, Voz de Mando and Pitbull at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina is part of iHeartMedia's roster of major concert events, which includes the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the biggest live concert event in radio history, now in its fifth year, iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party; the nationwide iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour; the iHeartRadio Country Festival; and the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Hank Williams Jr. Pays A Visit To 'NASH Nights'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 –– Country legend Hank Williams, Jr. stopped by NASH Nights Live last night to talk about his new music, and how he thinks it's his best yet.
Hank's new album, "It's About Time" drops January 15, 2016. He also talked about how much fun he had opening the CMA Awards earlier this week. L-R: NASH Nights Live Executive Producer, Brian Egan; NNL Co-Host, Elaina Smith; Hank Williams, Jr., and NNL Host, Shawn Parr.
John Lennon's Guitar Goes For $2 Million At Auction; Trump's Ratings On SNL, HUGE!
SNL Ratings With Trump - HUGE!! [EW]
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Bob Kevoian Announces Retirement During NHOF Ceremony
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– – Live from the stage of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, Bob Kevoian of the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, announced his retirement by year’s end. Kevoian said at the event, “I always thought you had to die or be retired for five years to be considered for any hall of fame. Thank God I’m not dead, but I am going to retire at the end of this year and walk away from the mic."
Kevoian added, "When I was a teenager, I was a real smart-ass. I didn't get along with my dad. And he said, 'If you continue this behavior, you'll amount to nothing. But you will make it to the big mouth hall of fame.' "I made it, Dad," Bob quipped. The Bob & Tom Show began at WFBQ-FM (94.7) on March 7, 1983. He and Tom Griswold arrived from a station in Petoskey, Mich., where Kevoian made Griswold his sidekick.
Tom Griswold said, “It was a huge thrill to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame with my partner Bob. He will always be a part of the Bob & Tom Show, and his presence will continue to be felt as we broadcast the show for many years to come.” The National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony was held this evening at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago. PHOTO/Kevoian, Griswold, Chick McGee and Kristi at Thursday's Hall of Fame ceremony.
iHeartMedia Teams With FOX To Air Republican Pres. Debates On The Radio
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– iHeartMedia is joining with FOX Business Network (FBN) and FOX News Channel (FNC) to broadcast the upcoming Republican presidential debates to News/Talk radio stations nationwide. The partnership kicks off on November 10 as two GOP debates take the stage at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee.
Presented in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal, and sanctioned by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the FBN primetime debate will be moderated by Managing Editor of Business News Neil Cavuto and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, along with WSJ’s Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker, and will include top candidates earning 2.5 percent or higher in the four most recent national polls. The remaining candidates will be invited to participate in an undercard debate moderated by FBN’s Sandra Smith, Trish Regan and WSJ’s Washington Bureau Chief Gerald Seib.
The FBN primetime debate will broadcast across more than 130 iHeartMedia News/Talk stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform. The first debate begins at 6 PM/ET; Primetime debate begins at 9 PM/ET.
[LISTEN] Dr. Ben Carson Turns To Radio With 'Rap Music' Ad
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– Following yesterday's news of Republican Presidential hopeful, Donald Trump, kicking off his presidential ad campaign on the radio, came news of fellow candidate Dr. Ben Carson airing his own 60-second urban radio spot, called “Freedom,” which is scheduled t run in eight major markets: Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Birmingham, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi, Memphis, Tennessee, and Little Rock, Arkansas–starting today.
The $150,000 radio ad blitz is targeted toward young black voters reports breitbart.com. “America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians but because it was flooded with people who understood the value of personal responsibility, hard work, innovation and that’s what will get us on the right track now,” Dr. Carson says over rapper 'Aspiring Mogul’s' lyrics.
NEW REPORT: AM/FM Still King Of The Road
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– Pierre Bouvard, Chief Marketing Officer of Westwood One and Cumulus, delivered some new findings about in-car listening during the DASH Radio conference in Detroit.
“Audio and radio are part of our life from the moment we get up, and accompany Americans throughout the day,” said Bouvard. “Americans listen to 74 minutes of audio daily in the car — 72% of this time goes to AM/FM radio. That’s 53 minutes a day of AM/FM in-car listening. AM/FM radio is truly America’s number one mobile mass reach medium.”
Other takeaways included: - Nearly one-third of all audio is consumed in the car. Americans spend an average of 1 hour and 14 minutes with in-car audio daily. — AM/FM is the king of the road. With a 72% share of in-car audio time spent, AM/FM represents 53 minutes of daily in-car listening. AM/FM reaches three-quarters of all Americans in the car daily.
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[LISTEN] Trooper Who Stayed With Kids On Halloween Following Tragedy, Shares Details With Rock 100.5's Bailey & Southside
GoFundMe Page Nearing $400,000 For Family
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– It's a story that's now gone viral: A Georgia State Patrol Trooper went beyond the call of duty after an accident on Halloween evening. Four Morgan County, Georgia children lost both of their parents as they were getting ready to trick-or-treat last Saturday. Donald and Crystal Howard left their home to buy more Halloween candy and some face paint. They were killed instantly when they lost control of their SUV, went off the road and hit a tree.
Trooper Nathan Bradley (inset) went to the home to break the news. Instead he was greeted by 4 young children in Halloween costumes. He didnt tell the children, but with the permission of their grandmother he treated them to dinner, movies and Halloween candy and stayed with them until their grandmother arrived hours later to break the terrible news. Bradley then started a GoFundMe page for funeral expenses so that Crystal and Donald can be buried in Florida, where the children are moving in with their grandmother. All they wanted was $7,000 but, along with some added publicity from Rock 100.5's Bailey & Southside's interview yesterday with Bradley, the gofundme account is now approaching $400,000 in just 3 days.
Next week, Bailey and his producer will be driving down to Florida with yet another special surprise - stay tuned. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE
MOTION: Alexis Smith Joins 99.9 KISW Seattle For Weekends & Fill-In
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– 99.9 KISW The Rock Seattle announced that Alexis Smith will join as their new weekend and fill-in host. Alexis comes to KISW with an extensive background in rock radio and local media. She started her professional broadcasting career back in 2002 as an intern at WRIF/Detroit. From there, her radio career took her to KISS San Antonio and KDBN Dallas - and finally here in Seattle, where she is currently the morning traffic reporter on KIRO 7’s TV news.
“I sent these guys my demo a number of times over the years and they ‘claim’ they don't remember ever getting it,” said Alexis. “I’m beyond excited to finally join the mighty KISW. They've already made me feel like part of the family."
Alexis’ first weekend on The Rock will be this Saturday (November 7,), from noon until 6pm. Alexis was introduced to the KISW audience during BJ & Migs Mornings yesterday morning.
Florida Host DJ Laz Accepts Plea Deal In Boating Incident
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– Lazaro Mendez, known as DJ Laz, morning host on Hits 97.3 Miami, has accepted a plea deal in a boating accident that killed a man off Key Biscayne, FL last May reports WSVN-Ch. 7. Back in June, no criminal charges were filed against Mendez after prosecutors agreed that there was no evidence that he was under the influence at the time of the incident or that he acted recklessly. However, he was cited for careless driving resulting in a death.
Last May 4, Mendez was at the wheel of a 42-foot boat when it got stuck on a sandbar. Ernesto Hernandez jumped in the water, along with others, to help push the boat when he was fatally struck by the propellers. As part of the plea deal, Mendez must pay a $500 penalty, $1,000 to a donation and perform 120 hours of community service. He will also be required to attend a boating safety course.
[WATCH] Benztown's Denes Makes Music Video Debut In 'Money Shot' Trunk Scene
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015 –– Dave "Chachi" Denes, President of Benztown is featured in the new video for the title track from Puscifer's newly released album, "Money Shot". His appearance comes in a climactic cameo at the end, where, as character "Billy D", complete with platinum blonde wig and sunglasses, he is bound and gagged in the truck of a car, after having been framed and abducted by the Mexican drug cartel.
Chachi will be featured in future videos as "Billy D", as Puscifer videos are episodic-- so stay tuned for more! Puscifer is fronted by Tool vocalist, Maynard James Keenan. he video has already been viewed on YouTube 143,479 times. WATCH HERE
Hillary Says She'll Watch Trump On SNL; Noomi Repace To Play Amy Winehouse
Hillary Clinton Tells Jimmy Kimmel She'll Watch Trump On SNL ' "I Think He Watched Me" - [THE WRAP]
Adam Levine Calls Blake & Gwen Family - [E ONLINE]
Luke Bryan Doubted Blake, Gwen Hookup - 'Blake Could Never Score A Girl Like That' - [E ONLINE]
Howard Stern Show Regular, Johnny Fratto, Passes Away At 61 - [DAILY MAIL]
Noomi Repace To Star As Amy Winehouse In Biopic - [THR]
Stones Announce First Latin American Tour In A Decade - [MASHABLE]
Check Out ABC TV '25 Days Of Christmas' Schedule - [EW]
[WATCH] Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman In 'Secret In Their Eyes' - [TIME]
Facebook Teams With Spotify & Apple To Bring Music To News Feed - [VARIETY]
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[WATCH] Netflix, Apple A Good Fit For Stern Says Former Boss
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015 –– It must be contract renewal time for Howard Stern at SiriusXM as speculation begins on what he might do when his deal ends next month with the satcaster. On yesterday's CNBC's Squawk Box, former SiriusXM CEO Mel Karmazin told Becky Quick, Stern would have plenty of options, including Netflix or Apple Music. "I really have no idea as to what he's going to do," Karmazin said. "He's an extraordinary performer. I think that he would have a tremendous amount of alternatives."
Among the revelations in the interview, Karmazin cited Stern's 30-year library of radio shows and other material. "He owns it all. He could syndicate it. He doesn't have to work anymore. He could either sell his company or he could do a 'Law and Order,' a 'Friends,' a 'Seinfeld' and make a whole bunch of money because everyone is in need of content," said Karmazin. "Howard could also do something, arguably a la Netflix-type," Karmazin speculated. "It's original content. He does the video ... it could be a TV show that could be available worldwide."
Karmazin also said he thinks Apple, which just started its own music streaming service, would be a good fit for Stern. In fact, he said he didn't see any reason why Apple wouldn't want to just buy Sirius. But as a paying subscriber to Sirius, Karmazin said he hopes "The Howard Stern Show" doesn't go anywhere. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE
[LISTEN] Donald Trump Chooses Radio To Kick Off Ad Campaign
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015 –– At a Tuesday news conference, Donald Trump's campaign manager confirmed the Republican Presidential candidate's first foray into paid advertising will commence with 60-second radio ads in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina over the next two weeks reports The New York Times.
The news comes following a wave of so-called; earned media, not to mention his upcoming appearance on this weekend's SNL (shown below with SNL's Cecily Strong) which will likely draw HUGE ratings. Meanwhile, no word yet on whether Trump will buy advertising on any other platform, however, late Wednesday, Trump’s campaign put out a news release saying the radio buy is “valued at $300,000″ and would last through the end of November. An independent media buyer who tracks the ad wars said that Mr. Trump’s initial spending on his ads was through Nov. 10, the day of the next Republican presidential debate, totaling just over $13,000 for 11 radio markets in the three states.The NY Times reports the spots are being handled by Strategic Media Services, a well-known political media-buying firm. LISTEN TO ADS HERE VIA ABC
MOTION: The Stephanie Miller Show Welcomes Jim Ward And 'Stuttering' John Melendez As Co-Hosts
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015 –– “The Stephanie Miller Show” announced that while said to see executive producer “Boy Toy” Chris Lavoie leave for a new career in Palm Springs, they are THRILLED to see the return of Emmy award winning Jim Ward, man of 1000 voices, as her new co-host starting November 16th. He is known for his number of impersonations of political figures and other celebrities and newsmakers.
Also, “The Stephanie Miller Show” welcomes John Melendez, known as “Stuttering John” to fans of “The Howard Stern Radio Show” which he was on for 15 successful seasons, and 10 seasons on the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. He is returning to radio and joining the cast as executive producer and co-host as of Wednesday November 4th.
The World's Number One Podcaster Re-Inks With PodcastOne
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015 –– PodcastOne announced that the network has signed Carolla Digital and Adam Carolla, the Guiness Book of World Record’s holder for most downloaded podcasts, to an exclusive sales and marketing deal for an additional five years. In addition to representing the Carolla Digital lineup of programs, including the award-winning Adam Carolla Show, the companies will work closely on production and development of new programming.
Carolla has been represented by PodcastOne since the company launched. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “It’s great to continue working with Norm Pattiz and the PodcastOne team,” said Carolla. “I look forward to many more fruitful years with PodcastOne.” PodcastOne Chairman and CEO Norm Pattiz said, “I learned one lesson very early in life – if you want to do something, do it with the best. I’ve been working with Adam since his Loveline days, and I hope that my obituary is read on his show first.” For more information visit PodcastOne.com or contact email@example.com.
Salem Media Group’s Dennis Prager and Mike Gallagher Lead Trip to Israel
Salem Media Group announced that it is bringing nearly 500 of its listeners on a historic “Stand with Israel” trip to the Holy Land. The listeners will be joined by Salem Radio Network hosts Dennis Prager and Mike Gallagher, who will both broadcast their shows on two days in front of hundreds of those listeners. The shows will broadcast from the Dan Hotel on Monday, November 9th and Tuesday, November 10th. Gallagher will air 9am-Noon ET and Prager will air Noon-3pm ET.
"America and Israel have had a special bond since Israel was originally founded," said Salem President of Broadcast Media, Dave Santrella. "Our hosts have enormous affection for this country. We decided to invite our listeners to join some of our hosts on a legendary trip to the Holy Land." Santrella added, "Nearly 500 of Salem's listeners who are devoted to our stations and our hosts will be joining us on two trips." "Ever since having the privilege of broadcasting from Israel 16 years ago, I've really longed for the chance to go back," said SRN host Mike Gallagher. "To be able to experience the Holy Land with hundreds of listeners is humbling and exciting. Thanks to this partnership between Salem and Genesis Tours, I'm blessed to be able to fulfill yet another item on my bucket list." Dennis Prager has made 20 previous trips to Israel, many of them with listeners. This is Mike Gallagher's second trip.
1020 KDKA/Pittsburgh Gathers To Celebrate 95th Anniversary
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015 –– We broadcast the KDKA Afternoon News with Robert Mangino and Shelley Duffy, 3 pm until 7 pm. KDKA celebrated their 95th anniversary November 2nd. KDKA host Mike Pintek, who came to 1020 in 1982, served as master of ceremonies. Westinghouse Electric Company’s Senior Vice President of Communications Cassie Hagen addressed the party by discussing Westinghouse’s contribution to the radio industry. KDKA showed a video that compiled the history of KDKA while Westinghouse also showed a video regarding its contribution to innovation. On November 2, 1920, the Westinghouse Electric Company of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania launched the world’s first broadcast delivering the 1920 election results between Democrat James M. Cox and Republican Warren G. Harding.
For more KDKA history information visit, www.KDKA.com/memories PHOTO/ (left to right) KDKA Talk Show Host Rob Pratte, KDKA Producer Timira Rush, KDKA Producer Elias McMillan, KDKA Producer Megan Stout, KDKA Talk Show Host Robert Mangino, KDKA Talk Show Host Mike Pintek, KDKA Producer Alyssa Marsico, KDKA Talk Show Host Shelley Duffy, CBS Radio Senior Events Coordinator Amy Mauk, Former KDKA Talent Bob Kopler, KDKA Reporter James Garrity, KDKA Promotions Director Jessica Berardino, KDKA Engineer Chris Hudak, (kneeling, left to right) KDKA Program Director Jim Graci, KDKA Production Director JR Randall, KDKA News Director and Executive Producer PJ Kumanchik, KDKA Voice Talent Kelly Pidgeon.
iHeartCountry & Premiere Networks Team With Tim McGraw For Multi-Week Campaign
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015 – Damn Country Music, available everywhere this Friday, November 6th. · iHeartMedia is hosting a series of four exclusive video vignettes hosted by Bobby Bones and Amy from the Premiere Networks-syndicated radio programs The Bobby Bones Show and Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones.
iHeartCountry Album Preview with Tim McGraw, including an intimate Q&A session with Bones and McGraw to discuss the Country music star's new album Damn Country Music, which will be released November 6. The event will broadcast on-air as a 30-minute special on all mainstream iHeartMedia Country radio stations, with a 60-minute "needle-drop" event stream on Big Machine Radio. The national broadcast premieres Thursday, November 5 at 8:00 p.m. CT/9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. MT and 9:00 p.m. PT LIVE from iHeartMedia Nashville/WSIX studios on Music Row.
TOP NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD | BY GRAHAM MACK
[WATCH] Sir David Attenborough Narrates Adele Video
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2015 –– Greg James gets Sir David Attenborough to narrate Adele’s video - In the UK, Radio 1’s Greg James took the opportunity to ask the naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough to narrate Adele’s new video, ‘Hello’ on his show this week. The results are getting the interest of worldwide media. Watch the video HERE
Irritated Justin Bieber Walks Out Of Interview On Spanish Station - Justin Bieber got caught up in one of the most awkward interviews ever on Spanish radio. He went from looking confused to fed up to irritated during the nine minute exchange, before getting up and walking out. Three Spanish speaking DJs - one of whom had very broken English - and no translator for Bieber, who being Canadian can parle Français, but does not habla Español. The interview starts amicably enough, but it soon becomes apparent that the one who's supposed to be serving as the translator has a tentative grip on the English language. 'You are 21, you are like a superstar, why you say sorry? For what? For being a superstar?' comes the opening question. 'You go to disco, you party in discos? You are now 21, you can now drink and go to disco?' comes the second. After each question the trio lapse back into minutes of rapid uninterrupted Spanish, leaving the singer looking bewildered and increasingly uncomfortable. Watch the video HERE
Heath and Normy Gone From NXFM 106.9 - NXFM in New South Wales Australia issued a statement regarding their breakfast show confirming Heath Piper and Lucas “Normy” Dorrell will not be continuing on the show "where they’ve been entertaining listeners since 2012." It's been a tough year for Normy Dorrell who lost his home in Newcastle's April storms. He announced earlier this month his wife Kimberly is expecting a baby in 2016.
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Check Out Forbe's Highest Paid Women In Music; And The 49th CMA Winners Are...
49th CMA Award Winners - [CMA]
...And Blake And Gwen Are Now An Item - [USA TODAY]
Carrie Underwood Talks Women In Country Music With Cosmo - [COSMO]
CHECK IT OUT: The World's Highest Paid Women In Music - [FORBES]
Adele's Squad Eyes Rihanna And Super Models - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
Trevor Noah Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy - [AV CLUB]
WHOAAA: Facebook Now Has Over One Billion Users; Eight Billion Video Views Per Day - [VARIETY]
Tammy Wynette Hologram Coming To Nashville In 2016 - [BILLBOARD]
[WATCH] Serena Williams Chases Down Phone Thief - [GOSSIP COP]
[WATCH] Employee And Customer Get Into Burger Brawl At South Beach '5-Guys' - [MIAMI HERALD]
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Jeff Dauler Crosses Over To Star 94 Atlanta
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– One of The Bert Show's original cast members, Jeff Dauler, announced on Tuesday (11.3) he was headed to crosstown Star 94 for a yet to be determined position following a 14-yr. run with the show.
According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, a senior account executive with Star 94 sent an email to her clients saying: "Yep- you read that right! We just got out of a meeting with this news. Star 94 has just hired Jeff Dauler! He resigned from the Bert Show this morning and has accepted a contract at Star. He’ll be on the air in Feb. Our GM hasn’t finalized in which capacity he’ll be used yet, AM or PM drive but we’ve been told no talent will lose their job so he will likely become part of a team.
Star 94 GM Mike Fowler who later confirmed that a deal had been struck with Dauler, said the current morning team Drex, Cassiday and Tingle, hired earlier this year, were not going anywhere. The Bert Show, which began in 2001 and originates from Q100 Atlanta, now airs in 17 markets and is syndicated by Yea Network.
Mary Lucia Returning To The Air Following Stalker Ordeal
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2015 –– Minnesota's The Current 89.3 PD, Jim McQuinn posted at their website: "Some exciting news to share! I am really happy to welcome our friend Mary Lucia back to The Current airwaves! She'll be back next week, so be sure to tune in on Monday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. -- from all of us at The Current and MPR, we missed you and are so happy to have you back
Mary added: "As many of you know, I took a leave from work in April to deal with an ongoing stalker that has turned my world upside down for nearly two years. After multiple trial postponements and legal curve balls of which I have no control, I'm a little heartbroken to say this has gotten far more complicated than I could've imagined. Thus, it is still ongoing. Because of that, I can't really talk about the case." She added, "How you deal with this trauma is what is important. Character building and all that crap. I've realized I'm strong, but I'm not that strong. I've needed help and still do in order to be the person I know I am capable of being. I've been on a never-ending quest for inspiration." READ FULL STORY HERE. PHOTO/current.org Mary speaking with Wayne Coyne
BLOG: Does Live & Local Really Matter?
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2015 –– That's the question Nuvoodoo's Leigh Jacobs asks in his latest blog. Jacobs says, "Experienced broadcasters know it intuitively that music radio sounds better with a live human introducing the music and relating to the listener. As many times as talented producers are able to whip up cinematic audio magic in the studio, the simple act of a live human voice, communicating one-to-one with a listener often has the edge for creating that emotional connection that inspires loyalty and generates daily listening occasions.
In their most recent NuVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study of over 3000 respondents 14-54 across all PPM markets, listeners were asked to agree (or disagree) with statements about what they like and don't like on the stations they listen to. Jacobs says 'We weren't surprised when we saw that a strong majority of P1's across the major music formats agreed that they like it when there's a live human talking about the music on a station. While only a relative handful of on-air radio talent have the kind of popularity that swings ratings on its own, thousands of on-air voices forge strong relationships with the regular listeners of nearly all stations.'
Jacobs adds, "we were slightly surprised that a majority of P1’s across the major music formats agreed that they don’t like it when there are mostly pre-recorded announcements on a station. In focus groups we’ve heard listeners talk about how stations without the regular presence of a live (or apparently live) host feel “lonely” or “sterile,” but didn’t suspect it was such a pervasive opinion.
Some other stats caught their attention HERE
PROGRAMMING: Pattie Moreno Tapped As PD For Magic 102.7 South Florida
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2015 –– Entercom South Florida announced that Pattie Moreno has been named Program Director of WMXJ, Magic 102.7 in South Florida. Moreno comes to Entercom with a long history in radio, working in all aspects of the business, from Public Relations to Operations. Moreno brings experience to South Florida, programming radio stations across the country, including radio stations in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Fresno, Reno, San Diego and Sacramento. “Pattie brings expertise in marketing, programming and research that will continue to grow the Magic 102.7 brand,” said Doug Abernethy, VP / Market Manager of Entercom South Florida. “She has a passion for music, embraces digital and social media, and she will lead the station by creating engaging content delivered on multiple platforms.”
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Lori Heeren Takes Strategic Sales Post At Beasley
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2015 –– Beasley Media Group announced the appointment of Ms. Lori Heeren to Director of Strategic Sales. She will be based in the Naples, Florida headquarters, where she will work with Beasley's 52 radio stations to develop live events across the company platform.
Lori is returning to Beasley after leaving her role as the Vice President and General Manager of Reno Media Group. “We are thrilled to welcome Lori back to Beasley in an expanded role, where she will be able to impact all of our properties,” said Chief Revenue Officer Heather Monahan. In 2011, Lori Heeren was named Director of New Business Development for Beasley’s Las Vegas radio cluster.
Grabien Forms Partnership With KMG Networks
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2015 –– KMG Networks a division of Krantz Media Group has joined in a partnership with Grabien, the world’s first online marketplace for professionally edited, crowd -- sourced news multimedia. Since launching in 2013, Grabien has quickly become the “secret sauce” behind top shows like The Sean Hannity Show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, the Laura Ingraham Show, and hundreds of others.
“One look at this platform and I was blown away” said Gary Krantz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Krantz Media Group. “The Grabien platform has been proven in the marketplace by some of the bi ggest media outlets as an immediate, turn key resource for real time, late breaking, and archival news video, audio, and transcripts, with the tools to get them on the air effortlessly, from anywhere, on any device. An absolute game changer.
NETWORKS: USRN Launches 'Drive By Funny'; Envision Adds 19 New Affiliates
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2015 –– United Stations Radio Networks announced that the network has introduced a new service called DRIVE BY FUNNY which offers radio stations the best collection of audio from stand-up comedians ever gathered. Drive By Funny is available immediately on a market exclusive basis to radio stations who subscribe to the service says VP/Comedy and Prep Services, Margaret Verghese. "Many stations feature stand-up comedy elements in their programming on a regular basis with well-know, popular features like “The Laughter at 10 After” or “The 5 O’Clock Funnies,” and Drive By Funny is intended to a provide nearly endless supply of content to stations that program such features. For more info, contact: Andy Denemark, email@example.com - (212) 536-3603
During the month of October, Envision Networks® welcomed 119 Entercom stations as affiliates of Focus “Powered by Jelli™” programmatic networks. Envision also welcomed the following 19 new affiliates: WERC-AM, WERC-FM, WAAX-AM, WDAK-AM and WRTR-FM in Birmingham, AL (The John & Leah Show) KDXT-FM/Missoula, MT; KLPW-FM and KUMR-FM/St. Louis, MO (influence FM) KCLS-FM/Salt Lake City, UT (Full Metal Jackie Radio) WVOK-FM/Anniston, AL (The Rooster) KMGW-FM/Yakima, WA (Guest Services) KYKX-FM/Tyler, TX (Absolute Imaging) WNNX-FM/Atlanta, GA (Six Second Reviews) KYKZ-FM, KQLK-FM, KKGB-FM, KBIU-FM, KAOK-AM and KXZZ-AM in Lake Charles, LA (EnvisionVirtualServices Weather Reports) For more info, contact Amber Wade
Adele On Course To Slay The World; Robin William's Wife Reveals His Cause Of Death
ADELE On Course To Slay The World - [FUSION]
Jon Stewart Inks Production Deal With HBO - [NY TIMES]
[LISTEN] Leah Remini Share More Revelations On Scientology On Stern Show - [GOSSIP COP]
Robin William's Wife Opens Up On Real Cause Of His Death - [PEOPLE]
Hang On Adele, Carrie Underwood Breaks Records With Storyteller - [ROLLING STONE]
[WATCH] Sandra Bullock To Star In All-Female 'Ocean's Eleven' - [WAPO]
Quentin Tarantino To Appear On Bill Maher Show - [THE WRAP]
Bill Murray Is Coming To Town - [VANITY FAIR]
Adele Wishes She Had Never Worked With Childhood Idol On '25' [DAILY MAIL]
Swift, Madonna & Bieber Score 'Peoples Choice' Nominations - [IDOLATOR]
Burger King Bids To Become First Fast Food Restaurant In UK to Serve Alcohol - [INDEPENDENT]
COVER PHOTO/Bruce Weber
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Beasley 'Blind-Sided' By Latest De-listing Of WBRN-FM Tampa
'The fallout from this dispute may inflict collateral damage on Beasley, which, indisputably, has done nothing wrong.' Bruce Beasley
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– Following Nielsen's announcement that it was de-listing Beasley's WBRN-FM for the second month in a row, Beasley Media Group President Bruce Beasley was quick to respond with a statement expressing his disappointment and feeling 'blind-sided' by the latest action.
Beasley Media Group President Bruce Beasley stated, “Since the initial incident was reported to Beasley Media, we have had a constructive dialog with Nielsen as we were also victimized by Mr. Clem’s actions. We instituted remedial actions against Mr. Clem which had been reviewed in advance by Nielsen. As Nielsen itself acknowledged, we cooperated fully with Nielsen to ensure the accuracy of their past and forthcoming ratings. Therefore, we were blind-sided and disappointed to learn today that Nielsen Audio will exclude WBRN-FM from the October 2015 ratings. Nielsen has not shared with us, its longstanding client, any specific evidence of ratings distortion which could have had any impact on the October 2015 Ratings Report, thus suggesting that this action is related solely to the ongoing litigation between Nielsen and Mr. Clem. "The fallout from this dispute may inflict collateral damage on Beasley, which, indisputably, has done nothing wrong.”
Nielsen says its actions came as a result of what they described as 'further evidence of panel tampering attempts by this syndicated personality. As a result, and in accordance with Nielsen's Rating Distortion guidelines, Nielsen is not reporting audience estimates for WBRN-FM in the October 2015 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater PPM Radio Market Report."
'America Now's Meghan McCain Joins TSBC 7's Lineup
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– Talk Show Boot Camp 7 proudly announces that Meghan McCain, host of Premiere Network syndicated 'America Now with Meghan McCain,' will be among the featured guests at next year's event set for March 4 & 5th at Pier 66 Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Meghan McCain, daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, propelled into the national spotlight while working on her father's 2008 presidential campaign. After launching a blog she gained wide readership almost immediately and received two distinguished awards in politics: The Golden Dot Award for Best Blog and two Pollie Awards from the Association of Political and Public Affairs Professionals. The success of the blog led McCain becoming s a columnist for The Daily Beast and an MSNBC contributor. Inspired by her time on the campaign trail, McCain authored the New York Times bestseller 'Dirty Sexy Politics: A True Story in 2010,' and her latest book, America, 'You Sexy (B)itch: A Love Letter to Freedom, recounts the cross-country road trip that she and the left-wing comedian Michael Ian Black took together in 2011. In 2013, McCain launched her genre-busting docu-talk series “Raising McCain” on Pivot, Participant Media’s television network aimed at millennials.
In July 2015, McCain joined Premiere Networks as host of the nationally syndicated radio program America Now, which broadcasts live on weekdays from 3 - 6 p.m. PT/6 - 9 p.m. on 100 affiliates. STAY TUNED FOR MORE TSBC AGENDA NEWS COMING SOON HERE PHOTO/Elisabeth Caren
Elvis Duran Group Creates 1st Of Its Kind Awards Show
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– Elvis Duran Group CEO David Katz welcomed Hollywood’s finest character actors to the 1st Annual Carney Awards recently held at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. Actors Bob Balaban, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill, David Paymer and CCH Pounder were named recipients, with Fred Willard serving as master of ceremonies, Andra Day performing, and Billy Crystal and John Landis presenting, among others.
“We wanted to create this event to recognize outstanding achievement in character acting, a category that has historically been overlooked by award shows,” said Katz. “Elvis is the first to admit that his co-hosts are the backbone of his radio show. The same can be said about character actors in television and film. We wanted to create an event to honor and recognize their contributions.” On his show last week, Duran asked his audience to submit questions that would be asked during a Q&A portion of the awards show. The most popular question asked was for McGill…could he still play the William Tell Overture with his fingers on his neck that his character D-Day on Animal House did. He answered by playing it brilliantly for the audience. Named in honor of the late, great Oscar and seven-time Emmy winning actor Art Carney, the Carney Awards were created by Katz, his brother Jim Katz (Emmy Award winning producer) and Brian Carney (actor/voice-over artist and Art’s. PHOTO/L-R, David Katz, CEO Elvis Duran Group/Co-Creator of Carney Awards, Michael Ealy (The Following), Actor/Carney Award Recipient and Brian Carney, Actor/Co-Creator of Carney Awards.
Judge Awards Kasem Kids $2 Million From Insurance Policy
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– The children of late Casey Kasem have won a legal battle against his widow, Jean Kasem, over a $2 million life insurance policy. According to tmz.com, Jean and her step-kids began arguing ever since Kasem's health began to decline. His widow and her stepchildren started squabbling over who should receive one of two $2 million pay-outs shortly after his death in June, 2014. TMZ reports that Jean called on MetLife to put a hold on giving Kasem's three kids the pay-out, claiming they potentially contributed to their father's death.
They countered with allegations suggesting their stepmother caused his death by neglecting his care during his final few months. MetLife wanted a judge to decide who got the money. The judge ruled in the kids' favor, saying the trustee is the sole and rightful beneficiary.
'Serial 2' To Be Available To Pandora's 78 Million Listeners
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– Podcasting may be getting one of its biggest boost ever with the announcement of a joint deal between This American Life's 'Serial and Pandora. According to fastcompany.com, although Serial 12-episode launch was a smash hit, "breaking iTunes records, blowing past 40 million total downloads in its first two months, and propelling the art of podcasting closer to the mainstream than it has ever been before, on average, each episode of Serial was heard a few million times. When season two launches, it will be available to Pandora's 78 million listeners, many of whom likely have never subscribed to a podcast."
Fast Company's John Paul Titlow writes, "Pandora could wind up being a huge boost not just for Serial but for podcasting as a medium. The company is already planning to make episodes of This American Life available as well. Podcasting is a logical next step for Pandora. READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE
EXECUTIVE ACTION: CMG Names Karen Bennett SVP/Chief HR Officer Beasley Las Vegas Welcomes Mike Martin As Its Digital Sales Director
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Karen Bennett (L) as its new Senior VP & Chief HR Officer, effective Nov. 9, 2015. She succeeds Deborah Thomas, who is retiring from the company after more than 12 years. Bennett previously served as Sr. VP and Chief HR Officer for YP (formerly AT&T Ad Solutions), the ninth-largest digital media company in the United States.
In other news, Beasley Media Group has appointed Mike Martin to the position of Digital Sales Director for the Company’s cluster of five radio stations in the Las Vegas market. Mike joins Beasley Media Group after his recent commitment to a full - service digital agency, Hagadone Digital, based in Hawaii, where he served as Director of Digital Services.
MOTION: Misti & Gonzo Takes Mornings At 99ROCK Ft. Walton Beach; MY 92.9 Tucson Launches My Mornings With Cyndi & Chris; Drew Cage Joins 93.5 The Beach Salisbury
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– Cumulus Media Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL, announces the launch of a new morning show on 99ROCK/WKSM, “The New Morning Movement With Misti and Gonzo”. The program will debut on November 16, 2015, and will air weekdays from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Co-host, Misti, returns to her native Florida after a 20-year radio broadcasting career in markets across the U.S., including: Anchorage, Alaska; Daytona Beach, Florida; Flagstaff, Arizona; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Bloomington, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Nashville, Tennessee. Co-host, Gonzo, an Okaloosa County native, began his broadcasting career at WKSM in 1996, and from there, programmed stations in Knoxville, TN (94.3 The X/WNFZ), and in Tallahassee, FL (X-101.5/WXSR). Most recently, he was afternoon drive personality at WZLB in Fort Walton Beach.
iHeartMedia My 92.9/Tucson has launched "My Mornings with Cyndi & Chris." The show features Cyndi LaFrese who currently does middays on sister station KRQQ and Chris O'Gorman who moves up from nights on KMIY. "Cyndi and Chris are extraordinary individuals who have amazing chemistry," said Tucson Market President, Carl Anderson
In other news, Drew Cage is the newest member of the WZBH Airstaff, rocking afternoon drive from 3 -7pm. “93.5 The Beach” is a legendary Delmarva rock station, a Ratings Winner & Local Tradition for over 25 Years. Phil LoCascio , Market Manager for Adams Radio Group of Delmarva, said , “ Drew is a great addition to our talented team — he comes with tons of Rock experience from another legendary station in Ft Wayne. Drew’s additional duties include being part of the programming team as Assistant Program Director.
KC Native, Chris Stigall Of WPHT Philly, Savors Royal's Win Following 30-Yr. Drought
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2015 –– Check out these smiling faces of WPHT Philadelphia host Chris Stigall (in hat) who took to the road to savor game 5 of the World Series at Citi Field.
He tells Jockline, " As you know, I'm born and raised in Kansas City as was Paige (Powers). Most of our radio careers were spent there. Got to see our Royals win after a 30 year drought! Mets fans were gracious, and we had a great time!
PHOTO/L-R: Stigall, WPHT Program Director Jared Hart, "Chris Stigall Show" Exec. Producer Michael Cerio and news anchor and sidekick Paige Powers.
Justin Timberlake Headed To CMA Awards; New 'Star Trek' Series Returning To TV
New 'Star Trek' Series Coming To TV - [STAR TREK]
Justin Timberlake Headed To CMA Awards - [E ONLINE]
Gwen Stefani To Receive Billboard's 'Rule Breaker' Award - [BILLBOARD]
Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani More Than Friends? - [E ONLINE]
Judge Orders Bill Cosby To Answer Questions Under Oath - [PATCH]
Whoaaaa: Mark Wahlberg's 'Six Billion Dollar Man' Film Has Release Date - [IO9]
UH OH: R&B Artist Suing Taylor Swift Over Lyrics - [NYDN]
CHECK IT OUT: Victoria Secret Unveils $2 Million Fantasy Bra - [DAILY MAIL]
Mariah Carey Headlning Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - [PAGE SIX]
Fire Destroys Johnny Mathis' Hollywood Hill's Home - [PATCH]
TMZ To Launch Late Nite Sport's Show - [VARIETY]
Man Returns Home And Finds It Gone - [NY POST]
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Cumulus Brings Underground Alternative To Kansas City
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2015 –– Cumulus Media announces that Kansas City’s newest radio station launched today with the debut of 102.5 The Underground, Kansas City’s New Rock Alternative (KCMO-HD2). 102.5 The Underground will feature 102 minutes of commercial-free underground music all day, every day for Kansas City and signed on with wall-to-wall music at 12:01 a.m. The station also launched its new website, www.1025theunderground.com today.
PROGRAMMING: Spotify Snatches John Marks From SiriusXM; Frank Vulpi Named VP/Market Manager For Cumulus Westchester
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2015 –– Chalk up another former broadcast radio pro making his way to yet another platform. But this time it's from SiriusXM. The Tennessean reports that Spotify has lured well respected programmer John Marks away from SiriusXM. He'll serve as its global programming head for country music with the tasks of adding country artists to its playlists.
Cumulus Media announces that Frank Vulpi has been appointed as Vice President/Market Manager of Cumulus Media Westchester. Vulpi was previously a sales executive with Bloomberg, LP, and served as Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales and Vice President, Syndication Sales/Distribution during his tenure there. Prior to that, he was Vice President/General Manager at United Stations Radio Networks and was General Sales Manager of NBC Radio in New York City.
'American Idol' Trailer Takes A Look Back; Adele To Perform One-Night Show In NYC
Rihanna Inks $25M Sponsorship Deal With Samsung - [NY POST]
ABC Responds To Petition For Raven Symone's Removal From 'The View' - [THR]
[WATCH] Fiorina Rips 'The View' Over Comments - [THE HILL]
Adele To Perform One-Night-Only Show From Radio City Music Hall - [IDOLATOR]
'Happy Day's' Beloved Al Molinaro Passes Away - [LA TIMES]
[WATCH] Final Season 'American Idol' Trailer Looks Back - [DEADLINE]
J-LO Dazzles On Cover Of 'Ocean Drive' - [E ONLINE]
Keith Richards Wants Rolling Stones To Record New Album In April - [NME]
CHECK IT OUT: Billboard's First Cover In 1894 - [BILLBOARD]
Fred Thompson, Former TV Actor, Radio Host, Passes Away At 73 - [DAILY CALLER]
Pitbull Returns For Fox' New Year's Revolution - [THE WRAP]
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HUGE: Trump Comes Through On Bobby Bone's Offer
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– As you've read first here in Jockline, Bobby Bones, host of The Premiere Syndicated Bobby Bones Show has made good on his offer of giving up his trademark for the phrase "Make America Great Again" to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump after Trump's organization made a donation to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Bones had obtained the copyright in August after Trump began using the phrase in his campaign. Bones said he would release the copyright to Trump if he would make a $100,000 donation to the hospital.
Yesterday, Bones tweeted a copy of the check with the amount deleted, saying he wasn't allowed to say how much it was for. Regardless of the amount (we'll just guess $100,000), we'd say both Bones and St. Jude's Children's Hospital would call his move 'Fantastic.'
The National Radio HOF Announces 2015 Presenters
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– – Presenters attending the nearly sold-out 2015 National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and celebration on November 5 is a group of distinguished guests in their own right.
This year’s presenters include: Neal Boortz, presenting to Clark Howard, Atlanta’s News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB-AM, The Clark Howard Show. Blair Garner presents to Dave Ramsey, The Dave Ramsey Show. Mickey Luckoff presents to Ronn Owens, KGO Radio News Talk 810 San Francisco. iHM's Tom Poleman (L) presents to Elvis Duran, Z100 WHTZ-FM New York, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. Dan Mason Jr. presents to Dan Mason, longtime CBS Radio President/CEO. William “Fuzzy” West and Jason Ryan present to Kurt “Big Boy” Alexander, Real 92.3 KRRL-FM Los Angeles, Chris Wheat, and Rick Green present to Bob Kevoian & Tom Griswold, The Bob & Tom Show.
Norm Winer acknowledges Scott Muni, the late legendary air personality of WABC-AM and WNEW-FM. The black-tie optional event takes place at the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in downtown Chicago from 6-9 p.m. More information can be found at www.radiohof.org.
NO STATIC AT ALL: CBS-FM Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of FM Tower Atop Empire State Bldg.
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– For those in radio, last night's illumination of the Empire State Building tower took on added meaning as it marked the 50th anniversary of the Master FM Antenna, first constructed and used at the Empire State Building in 1965. WCBS-FM's Broadway Bill Lee (top right) ceremoniously switched on the tower lights in blue and white.
A special vignette aired with CBS-FM’s Dan Taylor prior to the 7PM start, leading to a masterful light show designed by renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman.
The ceremoney was backed by Steely Dan's “FM (No Static At All) and Scott Shannon (middle) put together an intro that aired leading up to the 7 p.m.
PROGRAMMING: Mike Shepard On The Rise At Broadcast Company Of The Americas/San Diego; Matty Jeff Joins WGNA Albany As Brand Manager
THE MOUTH, OCTBER 30TH, 2015 –– Longtime San Diego programmer Mike Shepard has been promoted to VP/Programming & Operations at Broadcast Company of Americas. Shepard first joined the company in May 2011 and previously served as VP of Programming and Operations at former crosstown Jefferson Pilot. Other stints included Moyes Research, P1 Research and Shepard Media Research.
"Jay Meyers (CEO) and Mike Glickenhaus (Pres.)have created a strategic vision for BCA as a multi-media company and I’m honored in their confidence in me we as we fulfill that vision. BCA is one of the remaining “great places” in our industry and I’m excited about our future”, said Shepard.
Townsquare Media Albany announced today that Matty Jeff will join the company as Brand Manager of Albany’s #1 ranked country station, 107.7 WGNA-FM. Jeff joins from his current post as Brand Manager of WPOR and WYNZ in Portland, ME. “I’m excited to have a rising star like Matty Jeff join our team,” said Steve Richards, Townsquare Albany OM. “He’ll help build on our success as Albany’s leading station.” Jeff will also host the station’s 3-7pm shift. Kurt Johnson, Townsquare SVP/Programming adds, ““So pumped to welcome Matty to Townsquare and to our Albany team. He has fresh, creative content ideas and best-in-class Country skills that will enhance WGNA’s strong position.”
MOTION: Jake & Tanner Take Mornings At 94.5 KTI Milwaukee
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– 94.5 KTI Country announced that Jake and Tanner Show will take over its morning show as of November 23. Jake Kelly and Tanner Jay, along with producer Samantha Walker join KTI Country from WIXX-FM in Green Bay, where they hosted the afternoon drive show for the past three years.
The show has been dominant in Green Bay and was recently awarded “2014 Best Radio Show Medium Market” by the Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Association. "I hope Milwaukee is ready for something totally different in the morning" said Program Manager and KTI Country Afternoon Host Dayton Kane.
KTI Country launched in Spring 2015
Winners Announced For Best Classic Rock Radio Station
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– Team Rock Ltd, Classic Rock magazine and KMG Networks , a division of Krantz Media Group, have announced the winners of the US’s Best Classic Rock Station in the Large, Medium , and Small Market categories. The Radio Station A wards will be acknowledged from the stage of the live event, which will take place at The Roundhouse in London, Wednesday, November 11, hosted by professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman Chris Jericho. In addition, Team Rock has recognized iHeartmedia with a special “U.S. Media Partner Of The Year Award. ”
The Award winners are: Best Classic Rock Station, Large Market: 100.3 “The Sound” – KSWD -- FM, Los Angeles, CA (Home to Mark In The Morning - shown)
Best Classic Rock Station Medium Market: 100.7 “The Bay” – WZBA -- FM, Baltimore, MD
Best Classic Rock Station, Small Market: 104.7 WTUE--FM DAYTON, Dayton, OH
Voting was prompted on air through a month long series of vignettes fea turing exclusive interviews from past Award , as well as direct mail to station databases. In addition, a call -- to -- action banner was made available to all US classic rock radio stations to offer their listeners a chance to vote. “In just two years, The Classic Rock Roll of Honour has become a tent pole event for Classic Rock stations all over the U.S.,” noted Gary Krantz , Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Krantz Media Group.“
Steve Jones and “Jonesy’s Jukebox” Returns To The Airwaves At 95.5 KLOS
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– Cumulus Los Angeles announces that Steve Jones, best known as guitarist for the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop and one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, returns to the Southern California airwaves today as host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” from Noon to 2:00 p.m. on The Rock of Southern California 95.5 KLOS.
He is known for keeping an acoustic guitar in the studio and performing stream-of-consciousness songs about the show’s current topic of discussion. Keith Cunningham, Program Director for KLOS and Corporate Program Director, Rock Formats for Cumulus Media said: “Adding Steve Jones and his wildly popular and unique show to our line-up was a no-brainer. Talent is radio’s secret sauce and having a Friday midday block with Bob Coburn followed by Steve Jones is Rock & Roll Royalty."
U.S. Radio Industry Comes Together For Men’s Health This Movember Through The Radio Mo Bros & Sistas Network
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Benztown kicks off Movember by inviting radio and audio professionals, shows, stations and companies serving the radio industry to join the Radio Mo Bros & Sistas Network and start their own moustache-growing teams and MOVE challenge teams for 30 days to raise funds and awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista – Movember is for everyone.
There are two ways to participate: sign up to grow a moustache for 30 days, or take the MOVE challenge and get active every day for 30 days. As an added benefit to those participating this year, Benztown is donating $20 for each team sign-up that comes from the radio industry, up to $1,000. Individuals, shows and companies are also invited to join the Benztown Movember team at http://moteam.co/benztown-brigade - Starts November 1 through Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. PHOTO/L to R: Benztown's Justin Case, Kevin Horton, Masa Patterson and Chris Johansing).
KFOG Presents Its 22nd Annual 'Live From The Archives
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 30TH, 2015 –– KFOG-FM announced the release of its annual benefit CD, Live from the Archives 22, to raise funds for Bay Area Food Banks. The live compilation CD features KFOG in-studio performances from rock’s biggest artists, including Train, Michael Franti and Cage the Elephant, and will be available for purchase starting Monday, November 2, at Bay Area Peet’s Coffee & Tea locations. A special pre-sale is available online now at www.peets.com/kfog. In addition, on November 12, KFOG will present Bay Area Food Banks with a $200,000 donation, representing funds raised from last year’s Live from the Archives 21 CD sales.
KFOG has produced this annual CD benefiting Bay Area Food Banks for 22 consecutive years. The CD is the biggest single cash fundraiser each year for Bay Area Food Banks. Jim Richards, Program Director for KFOG-FM said: “The continued support of this project by the music community is impressive and humbling. These artists give their time to perform in our Private Concerts, then contribute the recordings to this compilation so that Bay Area Food Banks can provide a much-needed community service. The musicians, their managers, publishers and labels have all been generous and gracious. I’d like to thank them for keeping this worthwhile tradition alive.”
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Taylor Swift Files Counter Suit Against Denver Host Who Allegedly Groped Her Bottom
“..Mueller intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission,” Swift’s suit read
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– More bad blood surfacing from last month's suit by former KYGO/Denver morning host Robert “Jackson” Mueller against pop superstar, Taylor Swift. Now, the mega star is counter suing.
In his suit he claimed he showed up for a meet-and-greet for Swift after a Denver show in 2013 with his girlfriend. Later he said one of Swift’s security team accused him of inappropriately touching the singer. And, in his suit filed in September, Mueller said he lost his $150,000 job on the show “Ryno and Jackson” two days after the meet-and-greet because of that false accusation.
Swift has now replied to Mueller’s suit with one of her own. According to The Washington Post, in documents filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado, Swift not only denied Mueller’s charges, but countersued, alleging assault. “In the course of his meet and greet with Ms. Swift, Mueller intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission,” Swift’s suit read. “Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph; he lifted her skirt and groped her.” When Mueller “groped her bottom,” the singer “was surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed” — then had to go play a show for 13,000 people.
The singer rejected Mueller’s claim that another staff member of his radio station was the one who transgressed. “Mueller’s newfound claim that he is the ‘wrong guy’ and, therefore, his termination from KYGO was unjustified, is specious,” Swift’s suit read. “Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault — it was Mueller.” ”The radio station was given evidence immediately after the incident,” Swift spokesman Tree Paine said last month. Any damages “will be donated to charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.” Mueller’s attorneys were not immediately available for comment.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Jeff Sottolano Upped To VP/Prog. CBS Radio; Shamrock Appoints Kara Brown GM Reno, NV
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– Jeff Sottolano has been named Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO, it was announced by Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO. Sottolano has served as Director, Programming since January 2014. Prior to his current position, Sottolano was Program Director of CBS RADIO’s WIP-FM in Philadelphia, a position he was named to in 2011. Sottolano began working with CBS RADIO in 2001 when he joined WZNE-FM in Rochester, N.Y. as an intern. He was named Promotions Director in 2002, and two years later was promoted to Program Director/On-Air Personality. In 2006, Sottolano transferred to WYSP-FM in Philadelphia where he assumed a variety of programming and marketing roles during his tenure, including Program Director beginning in 2008.
In other news, Kara Brown has been named General Manager of Times-Shamrock Communications’ radio stations in Reno/Sparks, Nevada, it was announced by Mitch Dolan, COO. Ms. Brown replaces John Burkavage , who announced his retirement earlier this month. Prior to joining Times-Shamrock’s Reno group four years ago as Director of Sales, Ms. Brown held a similar position at Wilks Broadcasting’s Reno cluster. Ms. Brown began her career at CBS affiliate KPAX - TV in Missoula, Montana following her 1995 graduation ion from University of Montana where she earned a B.A. degree in Journalism. A Montana native, Ms. Brown has two children and resides in the Reno area. Contact: Willobee Carlan (775) 737-4353
CBS Radio Chief Says Traditional Radio Is More Than Just Music
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– CBS Radio president Andre Fernandez tells Crain's New York's Matthew Flamm in an interview that Pandora "has done a nice job, but what we do is more than the music. It’s everything around it—the morning personalities, the people on afternoon drive, the activities in the community. [Streaming-music companies] build almost exclusively national platforms. An incredible amount is spent locally."
When asked if all the the attention paid to Pandora and Spotify has caused traditional radio to be overlooked, Fernandez says, "Maybe there’s not an appreciation that radio still has unbelievable reach and penetration and is very effective. Advertisers are dedicating more of their budgets to digital, but with mixed results. I’ve had many examples in my previous role (at Journal Comm.) where advertisers experiment with digital and then come back to radio. They would say, “I need to drive people into my stores this weekend.” There are only a few ways to do that, and radio is one of them.
But can they target locally because they have data about their listeners?" ased Flamm. "They probably don’t know as much as they say they do. And it’s not lost on us that increasingly, certain advertisers want a more targeted buy, and there’s a lot of data and tools to allow you to do that. I don’t think that’s unique or exclusive to those guys. PHOTOS/CBS READ INTERVIEW HERE
MOTION: Mike & Mike Return To Mornings At ESPN 980 Wash, DC
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– Red Zebra Broadcasting announced the return of ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning to ESPN 980 and the discontinuation of The Man Cave with Chris Paul and Jason Reid. Director of Programming Dan Zampillo said,
“Unfortunately we were not able to obtain the consistent level of ratings success needed in morning drive over the last 7 months, and therefore felt the need to make this change.” ESPN 980 will continue to incorporate specialty programming aimed at getting listeners closer to DC sports in morning drive, which includes the continuation of Monday Morning Quarterback the day after every Redskins game. You can also hear their extensive lineup of weekday local programming featuring the top radio talent in the DC market, including The Tony Kornheiser Show from 10am-Noon, Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro from Noon-2pm, Doc Walker, Brian Mitchell and Scott Jackson from 2pm-4pm, and Chris Cooley, Steve Czaban, and Al Galdi from 4pm-7pm.
PROGRAMMING: Jerold Jackson Tapped As PD For Cumulus Media Lafayette Cluster
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– Cumulus Media has appointed Jerold Jackson as Program Director for Urban-formatted radio stations KRRQ-FM (Q95.5) and KNEK-FM (Magic 104.7). Jackson has been with Cumulus for over 15 years, and for the past several years has been the Program Director of KMJK/Magic 107.3 in Kansas City.
He takes the programming reins at KRRQ and KNEK on November 2. Jackson will also serve as midday on-air talent for KNEK. Corporate Program Director/Urban Formats Maurice DeVoe will assume Program Director duties for KMJK-FM/Magic 107.3.
[WATCH] Host Camps Out For Black Friday 33 Days In Advance
Seeks To Raise Awareness Of 13,000 Homeless Children In Central Florida
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– 740 The Game Orlando's Kevin Sutton started living in a tent last Sunday at the Best Buy and told News 6 Sutton that he wants to purchase a new television, but also wants to raise awareness of 13,000 homeless children in Central Florida.
Sutton said he's accepting donations, gifts, toys and money, which will be given to the Love Pantry. Sutton, who stayed at the store for 15 days last year, said he won't leave his site until Black Friday and will live only on food and water that's provided to him through donations. He has access to the restroom inside Best Buy during business hours. Sutton said he's attempting to break a record, set by two women in California who camped out for 22 days last year. WATCH HERE
NETWORKS: Carrie Underwood Celebrates 'A Thanksgiving Weekend' With WWO; Affilitates Mount For Sun Broadcast Group
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– Following news that Carrie Underwood will perform a number of her hits during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest in New York City's Times Square, comes word that the superstar will host a holiday to remember with an all-star Thanksgiving special on Westwood One. “A Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration with Carrie Underwood” will be stuffed with cuts from her new album “Storyteller,” music from Underwood’s A-list friends, and bountiful holiday memories. The four-hour special will serve up music, memories, and showcase music from her new album “Storyteller,” including her big hit “Smoke Break.” For more information, contact Donny Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (615) 727-6987.
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TOP NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Richard Stubbs Calls It A Day; Dave Berry & Lisa Snowdon Turn On The Christmas Lights
By Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– There’s a big change coming in Melbourne Australia. Richard Stubbs has announced he’s leaving the national broadcaster, the ABC after almost 11 years behind the microphone at 774. “Stubbsy” announced on the air that he won’t be back next year and will sign off for good on Friday. Richard’s decided that it’s ‘time to go’ and that there are other opportunities that he wants to explore away from radio, where he’s been a fixture for 30 years. The stand up comic made a name for himself in the 80s as part of 3XY’s “XY-Zoo” breakfast show, before joining Triple M in mornings.
Vanessa Feltz To Host Radio London Breakfast - Vanessa Feltz will replace Paul Ross and Penny Smith on BBC Radio London breakfast from January. Paul and Penny will continue at the BBC but won’t be on Radio London each day, and Vanessa will continue her early breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 which finishes at 6.30am. For the past ten years Vanessa has presented the mid-morning phone-in show on BBC Radio London from 9am till 12pm.
Dave & Lisa To Switch On Oxford St Lights Capital’s London Breakfast Show - Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon will accompany Kylie Minogue in switching on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights. The event will take place on Sunday 1st November from 5.30pm outside the PANDORA Marble Arch flagship store, as it officially launches London’s festive shopping season. There will also be other acts on stage during the evening, including Foxes, Fleur East, Ben Haenow and Gabrielle Aplin as well as the cast of Matilda The Musical. The switch on will be live via Periscope this year too. PHOTO/Capital FM
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WFTL Miami's Rich Stevens To Broadcast Live Hair Transplant Surgery On Periscope
THE MOUTH, OCTOBERT 29TH, 2015 –– Never shy from grabbing the headlines, WFTL Miami/FT Lauderdale/West Palm Beach Morning Talk Host Rich Stevens has gone through some serious health issues of late and now with a second chance he is certainly taking advantage of it! First he had his heart fixed, then lost a bunch of weight, had his teeth whitened and now, this Friday October 30, 2015 Rich Stevens will go under the knife for a hair transplant and it typical “Rich” fashion the procedure will be the first live hair transplant surgery to be str eamed on the social media app “Periscope”
Dr. Glenn Charles of the Charles Medical Group is a surgeon in the top tier of professional hair transplant doctors in the United States located in Boca Raton, Florida where he will perform the 6 plus hour procedure and is very excited to do it live online as well... “We live in a social media world and why not go for something like this now that we have the technology,” said Dr Charles... Rich on the other hand, says, “Of course I am nervous but maybe with the cameras in front of me it will make me more at ease."
To watch the surgery check out @DrGlennCharles starting @10am Friday!
Cumulus New York FM 94.7 Host Star Studded NASH BASH
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 29TH, 2015 –– Cumulus New York’s NASH FM 94.7 hosted the Fall 2015 installment of the critically acclaimed “NASH BASH” concert series at the historic Beacon Theatre on Monday night, Oct. 26. NASH FM 94.7’s Kelly Ford and Jesse Addy hosted an epic night celebrating Country music in the City. NASH listeners enjoyed performances by Country favorites Lee Brice and Rodney Atkins, along with up-and-comers Dylan Scott and Mo Pitney.
Shown L-R: John Kilgo (VP of Label Relations, Cumulus); Chad Lopez (VP/Market Manager, Cumulus New York); Leslie Slender (VP, Brand Partnerships & Events, Cumulus and Westwood One); Mike McVay (Senior VP, Content and Programming, Cumulus and Westwood One); Stokes Nielson (Director of Digital Content, Video Strategy & Production, NASH TV)
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