ALT 98.7 LA'S Kennedy To Host Fox Business Network Show
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– You can add ALT/98.7 LA's Music In The Morning With Kennedy to the growing list of radio peeps invading the tube. Of course, Kennedy, aka: Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, is no stranger to the camera. In addition to being a regular contributor to Fox Business Network's Greg Stossel, she once served as a VJ on MTV. Now she'll join "The Independents" four nights a week on FBN. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she'll co-host the show alongside 'Reason' magazine's Matt Welch, America’s Future Foundation’s Kmele Foster and a rotating panel of money experts. The program will launch Dec. 9 and will run Mondays through Wednesdays and again on Fridays -- at 9 p.m. ET. FBN recently made the news by snatching Maria Bartiromo away from CNBC. Kennedy recently published her second book: The Kennedy Chronicles (L) The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses. Montgomery's first stint in radio began in 1991 as an intern at Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, where she was known on the air as "The Virgin Kennedy." A year later she became a VJ at MTV. 1
Providence Host Files Complaint After Claiming He Was Threatened Outside Of Station
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– WPRO/Providence host John DePetro has filed a complaint with police saying he was threatened by two men outside the radio station (below), according The Providence Journal. DePetro told police he didn't know the suspects but they made "threats to his employment and his well being." Rush told police the men were apparently angered over comments DePetro made on air in late September about a labor union protest outside a fundraiser for state Gen. Tres. Gina Raimondo. Following DePetro's comments, local advertisers were called to stop advertising with the station as long as DePetro remains on the air. As for the incident, Rush said it occurred around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, shortly before DePetro was to go on air for his show, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays. DePetro said if the suspects caught, he would press charges. Yesterday, the station replayed a 'best of' show. PHOTO/Courtesy Scott Fybush
MOTION: Stephen Donovan Exits WXLO/Boston For Lite Rock 105.1 Providence; Fly Ty To Co-Host Artie Show On V101.9 Charlotte; Kristin The Island Girl Moves To Hot 103.7 Seattle
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Whoaaaa, didn't see this one coming, but following 10 year run on WXLO/Boston, longtime FOJD, Stephen Donovan (L), one half of the popular Jen & Steve show, announced his last day on the air at WXLO will be today. He posted on Facebook "I've gotten a promotion and will start on the air at LiteRock 105.1 in Providence on Monday Dec.16... Thank you so much for letting me hang out with you these last 10 years... The very definition of bittersweet...
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Frank Vulpi To Head Content Affiliations For USRN; Home Wizards Join the MMG Radio Network
Dish Nation Renewed For A Third Season
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Who says radio peeps can't attract tv viewers? Here's more proof. According to 'Variety,' 'the syndicated “Dish Nation” has been renewed by Fox TV Stations for a third season. Distributor Twentieth Television, says “Dish Nation” is the youngest skewing first-run syndie program, beating out “Queen Latifah,” “Arsenio Hall” and “Katie” in adults 18-34 and 18-49. Newsmag currently draws 1.3 million daily viewers, an 8% increase from a year ago. Having debuted in July 2011, it features radio shows such as the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” “Brooke & Jubal in the Morning,” and L.A.’s Heidi & Frank morning show on KLOS (shown). "The hilarious personalities featured on ‘Dish Nation’ are clearly resonating with viewers across the country,” said 20th TV’s EVP and GM of broadcast sales, Paul Franklin. “The program’s comedic take on pop culture and celebrity news have freshened up the stagnant entertainment magazine genre." Dish Nation” is produced by Studio City and distributed by 20th TV. Matt Blanock and Michael Bachmann are co-exec producers.
KLUC's Chet Buchanan Recognized By City For Ginormous Toy Drive
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– When it comes to raising bikes and bucks for Christmas, 98.5 KLUC/Las Vegas' Chet Buchanan is in a league of his own. Last year's whopping mark of 18 tractor-trailers filled with toys, 3,280 bikes and $268,000 in gifts and cash were too much for Las Vegas City Council to let go unnoticed, so yesterday they officially recognized the longtime morning host for his Morning Zoo Toy Drive. Councilman Bob Coffin cited Buchanan for his annual toy drive during its morning agency meeting at City Hall. Begin inning tomorrow, Dec. 5th, and running through the 16th, Buchanan and company will launch his 15th annual event. Sponsors lined up so far, include: NV Energy, Centennial Toyota, Nevada State Bank, KMart, American Family Insurance, Naqvi Law 702 Injured, PTs, Chevron, Century Link, Walgreens, Hooters Casino Hotel, Papa Johns, The Jewelers, Las Vegas Carpenters, Republic Services, Blue Star Barricades, Sin City Portables, just to name a few. Nicely done, Chet!!
Laura Ingraham Featured In New Comic Book
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Syndicated radio host and Fox News contributor Laura is now the star of a comic book set to be released on today by Female Force. According to comicfleamarket.com, preview images of the comic book reveal the comic will follow Ingraham’s career as a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan and radio host. It adds Ingraham has become an American success story. Denounced by many early in her career as a bigot because of her deeply held Christian views, Ingraham has drawn strength from them to succeed at almost everything she’s tried. Whether as a a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan, a best-selling author or host of a radio show listened to by millions, Ingraham has made her mark and become one of the most influential voices in America. Other celebs featured by Female Force include Ellen DeGeneres, Arianna Huffington & Barbara Walters. ORDER COPIES HERE
Keith Sweat Garners Soul Train's 'Lifetime Achievment Award'
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Keith Sweat, R&B legend, singer/songwriter/producer and host of the Premiere Networks syndicated evening radio show The Sweat Hotel, was recently honored with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. During the award show, which aired simultaneously Sunday night (12/1) on Centric and BET, Sweat took the stage to perform a medley of his greatest hits including “Nobody,” “I Want Her,” “Don’t Stop Your Love,” and a special rendition of “Make It Last Forever” with Faith Evans. While accepting the award honoring his nearly three-decades-long career in music, Sweat thanked the legendary Gerald Lavert for teaching him how to be a true entertainer and Doc Wynter, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment SVP of Urban Programming, for the chance to host his national radio program. He also jokingly thanked all those who “made babies” to his music.
Jim Brickman Joined By II Volo On This Weekend's Show
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Syndicated radio personality Jim Brickman -- who is currently touring the U.S. in support of his new holiday CD, "The Magic of Christmas"-- will welcome Italian operatic pop boy group, Il Volo, on his radio show this weekend. Il Volo is also promoting a new Christmas album, entitled "Buon Natale: The Christmas Album" and have a new Christmas special out on PBS now. Benztown produces and markets Jim's music and lifestyle weekend radio show, "Your Weekend with Jim Brickman", which airs every weekend on more than 80 stations in the U.S. For more information, visit www.benztown.com/jimbrickman
CLOSURE: One Of The Royal Prank Jocks Settles With Former Employer
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 4TH, 2013 –– Hard to believe it's been almost a year to the day since the radio prank that rocked the world first occurred. Now, one of the Aussie host linked to the suicide, Mel Greig, has resolved her dispute with Austereo, her former employer. According to The Age, Mel Greig in July filed a claim against Southern Cross Austereo with Fair Work Australia, accusing her employer of failing to maintain a safe workplace. The claim followed the infamous prank phone call that linked Greig and co-host Michael Christian to the death of a British nurse. In a statement released on Wednesday night, Southern Cross Austereo said the dispute arising from the royal hoax had been "amicably resolved" and Greig had resigned, effective from December 31.The company reiterated its position that recording and broadcasting the fateful call was "not unlawful" and said 2Day FM decided to broadcast the call despite suggestions from Greig that it should be changed.
Billy Joel To Perform Monthly At MSG
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Questions Swirl Amid Mysterious Absence Of LA's El Mandril Show
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– Ever since rising to the top of LA's morning ratings last month, Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez, Spanish-language host on KLAX-FM/97.9 La Raza has been mysteriously absent from his show. According to The LA Times, Sanchez's manager, Fernando Schiantarelli, said Monday that Sanchez was pulled from the air during negotiations over his employment contract, which ends next month. But Schiantarelli also confirmed that Sanchez's show has been the subject of an investigation by Nielsen Audio over allegations of ratings tampering "There was an investigation raised by some other competitors who were very concerned that Mandril was being so successful," Schiantarelli said, adding that such investigations and complaints from rivals are not uncommon in the industry. He said the investigation didn't turn up anything. Questions have been raised as to whether Arbitron's audience panel had been contacted by people connected to Sanchez's show and encouraged to listen to his program. According to the report, a Nielsen representative had no comment on its investigation, adding, "Nielsen Audio is committed to the highest standards of integrity in our data and our panels." According to the LA Times, a KLAX programming executive also confirmed that Sanchez's program was taken off the air because of the investigation. Both Sanchez and Schiantarelli say they've never been told an investigation had anything to do with the show going off the air and denied any wrongdoing.
The Good, Bad And Ugly Follow Eddie Piolin At Univision Radio
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– Univision Radio has launched a new morning show called “El Bueno, La Mala y El Feo” (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly). They debuted Monday on Univision's Los Angeles station KSCA 101.9 FM, filling the slot previously held by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. This past July, Univision pulled Sotelo's show from its lineup amid harassment claims by fellow show members, which Sotelo has denied. Sotelo now hosts mornings on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. According to The LA Times, Univision's new program is a blend of Regional Mexican music and topical conversation between the three personalities: Raul Molinar “El Bueno;” Sylvia del Valle “La Mala;” and Andres Maldonado “El Feo." Maldonado has worked at Univision's Los Angeles station. "It's a new concept, we think it is an innovative format that is going to resonate with our audience," said Evan Harrison, Univision Radio's executive vice president of content and entertainment. "It's going to be a balance of talk and music -- but be more music-intensive." In addition to Univision's LA station, the show will air in Houston, San Antonio, El Paso and in the Rio Grande Valley. The show will run in the mid-day hours in Houston, and the other Texas stations. Univision plans to eventually introduce the show in San Diego, San Francisco, Fresno, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Dallas and Chicago.
TSBC 2014 Returns To Dallas - Feb. 7-8th 2014
Talentmasters and Gabe Hobbs Media have teamed again to present Talk Show Boot Camp™ 2014, a special forum that caters to both current and future stars of spoken-word. It's coming February 7 & 8th, 2014 to the all new, luxurious Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas (above). In the days and weeks ahead, we'll bring you details of what promises to be one of our most exciting, star-studded events ever. CLICKING HERE TO REGISTER. CLICK ON GRAPHIC TO REGISTER FOR OMNI HOTEL
NIELSEN: Radio Audience Increased More Than 700,000 Weekly Listeners Since Last December
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– Nielsen has released data from its December 2013 RADAR National Radio Listening Report which shows radio's U.S. audience has increased by more than 700,000 weekly listeners since December 2012. Radio now reaches 241.8 million listeners (91 percent of persons) ages 12 and older on an average weekly basis. Additionally, TSL among persons 12 + held steady from the December 2012 report showing this group to listen to the radio approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes a day. The report also saw gains in the Hispanic audience across all major demo groups. The Hispanic audience aged 12 + added 372,000 weekly listeners over the past year. Radio reaches 94 percent of Hispanic listeners 12 and older in an average week. Listenership among Hispanic teens 12 to 17 added 271,000 weekly listeners. Radio now reaches more than 5 million Hispanic teens in an average week. Nielsen's RADAR Report measured 46 individual radio networks including AdLarge Media, American Urban Radio Networks, Crystal Media Networks, Cumulus Media Networks, Premiere Radio Networks, United Stations Radio Networks and WestwoodOne.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: CBS Radio Names Alan Blum To Content Post And Jennifer Morelli Named VP of Integrated Marketing
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– CBS Radio announced Alan Blum (L) will take on the newly-created position of Vice President, Branded Content Solutions. Blum will report to Rich Lobel, Executive Vice President and CMO, Altitude Group, a team of local engagement experts tasked with helping Fortune 500 brands connect with consumers using CBS RADIO and CBS Television Stations along with their digital properties, as well as CBS’s outdoor assets. “Local marketing is rapidly becoming the ‘new black,’ and given Alan’s considerable agency and branded content experience, he is the ideal partner to have as we enhance our commitment to delivering world class solutions to clients who want to own the local market landscape,” said Lobel. “He has a fresh perspective in looking at marketing solutions from a consumer point of view, and can see opportunities that have a chance to become sensational.” Blum joins CBS from Re:Vision, a NYC-based advertising agency he founded in 1993, and where he also served as President and Executive Creative Director ––––– In added news from CBS Radio, Jennifer Morelli has been named Vice President, Integrated Marketing. Morelli will serve as the division’s liaison with its more than 125 stations, directing non-traditional sponsorship revenue generation from local and national clients. She will be responsible for the development and management of advertiser programs and campaigns that provide targeted brand interaction with consumers and support CBS RADIO’s growing event and live experience business. Morelli joined CBS in 2009 as Integrated Marketing Manager for the division’s stations in Houston. Under her direction, the cluster increased its non-traditional revenue share and outperformed all other local broadcasters in the category. Prior to that, Morelli was with Emmis Communications in Austin, Texas as sales promotion director (2000-01, and 2002-09), and general sales manager (2001-02). She began her career in radio at Quad City Radio Group/Sconnix Broadcasting in Davenport, Iowa in 1997 as an account executive.
MOTION: Mike Lindsley Returns To Syracuse Airways; Kris Kelley Exits WGCI/WKSC-FM/Chicago; Jim “JR” Reitz Headed To Phoenix
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– Former WTMM/Syracuse sport's talker, Mike Lindsley, is returning to the airwaves on Cumulus Sports WSKO-AM (The Score 1260)/Syracuse. His new show will be called "The Mike Lindsley Show: In The Cell," and air weekdays from 3-6pm beginning December 9. He replaces CBS Sports Radio's Doug Gottlieb. Lindsley previously worked for Clear Channel Sports WHEN-AM in Syracuse and later WSKO before joining WTMM last March. Lindsley and his producer, Brian Cady, were fired from WTMM in September following the station being duped by someone impersonating former New York Yankees outfielder Shane Spencer, who claimed there was rampant steroid use on the team when he played there. –––––––––– After slightly more than a year in the post, PD Kris Kelley is reportedly exiting WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM Chicago. According to chicagoradioandmedia.com, Kelley first came to Chicago in March 2007, joining WGCI-FM as Program Director and part-time on-air personality. Last October, CCME Chicago named Kelly as PD for both WGCI-FM and WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM. A spokesperson for the company confirmed Kelley's exit and wished her well. –––––––––– After more than 20 years on SouthCoast airwaves in New Bedford, MA, FUN 107 morning host Jim “JR” Reitz is leaving the station to relocate to Phoenix, Ariz. Reitz, 61, told The Standard-Times that he is leaving because it's “time for a little change in my life.” He said he does not know exactly what he will be doing in Phoenix, but that he is “pursuing opportunities.” Reitz' replacement is expected to be announced later this week.
40 Years Later, Austin Host Finally Gets To Light Famous Christmas Tree
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– 40 years ago, AM 1300 The Zone's Jon Madani (R) was a mere third grader in Austin. As luck would have it, He won a contest to throw the switch on the landmark Zilker Park Tree, but thanks to the energy crisis, the tree stayed dark. He told myfoxaustin.com, "I thought it was a big deal. I got a blue ribbon, that was a big deal. I got my picture in the paper, I thought that was cool. Lighting the tree, I really didn't know what I was missing but year after year after year you drive up and down MoPac and you see it lit. It's a reminder...'ahh I never got to light that tree.' So 40 years later, I'm happy to be here," Madani said. This past Sunday, he was finally given the special honor of being a part of the lighting...one that means more to him as an adult. "I don't think I could have appreciated it at the age of 7 nearly as much as I will tonight at the age of 47 when I've got my wife here, you know, family's here. I think it's a much bigger deal for me tonight,' Madani said. The Zilker Park tree lighting has been a tradition in Austin as the official start of Christmas for the last 47 years. The tree is actually an old converted moon tower with over 3300 lights and standing at 150 feet tall. Each year, kids from 5 to 10 years old draw pictures of the tree, with the winners getting to flip the switch with the mayor. They've done it every year for 47 years except in 1973, the year Madani won.
Britney Spears To Guest Host On This Weekend's AT40
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– Britney Spears will guest host American Top 40 this weekend, December 7 and 8. In addition to counting down the Top 40 songs, Spears will answer questions directly from listeners and talk about the making of her latest studio album “Britney Jean,” including what it was like to record a duet with her sister, Jamie Lynn, and their future plans to collaborate. Spears will also discuss her personal life – from love and break-ups to her favorite Christmas memories, and what fans can expect from her two-year “Britney Spears: Piece of Me” residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which kicks off December 27. The show, which is executive produced by Claudine Cazian, can be heard worldwide in markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Houston, Washington, D.C., Singapore, Shanghai, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Beijing, Dublin, Moscow, Berlin and many others.
Dr. Daliah Makes Fourth Appearance On TV's 'Pawn Stars'
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– If you're a fan of the History Channel's 'Pawn Stars', pay close attention to this Thursday night's episode - 10:30 ET "Bad to the Bone" where an overly enthusiastic doctor brings in a metacarpal bone saw from the Civil War. That Dr. will be none other than Genesis Communications syndicated Dr. Daliah (L). Just to be safe, we looked up metacarpal bone saws and learned they're similar to a small hack saw which are used to saw finger bones. Nice!! According to our notes, this makes the good Doctor's fourth appearance on the show. Come February, an equally enthusiastic Dr. Daliah will be making her 5th trip to Talk Show Boot Camp in Dallas and hopefully without her saw.
Dierks Bently & Parmalee Join NASH FM 94.7 New York's Holiday BASH
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 3RD, 2013 –– NASH FM 94.7 presents ITS “NASH Holiday BASH,” the station’s first holiday concert event. The “NASH Holiday BASH” will be held at Manhattan’s Beacon Theater on December 12 at 8 p.m. and will feature performances by Country Music Association Award-winning singer Dierks Bentley (shown) and Country rock band Parmalee. The “NASH Holiday BASH” celebrates NASH FM 94.7’s listeners and is part of the continuing rollout of the national NASH brand on more than 80 Country Cumulus radio stations nationwide. Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January of this year starting with the flagship NASH FM 94.7. In addition to Country format radio stations, the NASH brand will include a NASH magazine, concerts/events, online content and television programming.
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Lilo Lawyers Up To Go After GTAV For Alleged Image Jacking - [BREITBART]
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Kate Moss Hops On 'Playboy's' 60th Anniversary Issue - [E]
George Clooney Explains Why He's Still Single - [ABC NEWS]
Demi Lovato Looks Great In 'Nylon' - [COCO PEREZ]
GMA's Sam Champion Headed To Weather Channel In Atlanta - [NY TIMES]
Jamie Dornan And Dakota Johnson Film First Scenes of '50 Shades' - [HELLO MAGAZINE]
UK's Rita Ora Cast As Christian's Sister In '50 Shades' - [HYPABLE]
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CBS Sports Network to Televise Boomer & Carton Show
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– Throw more water on the phrase "a face for radio," as CBS has announced that beginning January 2014 CBS Sports Network will simulcast “Boomer & Carton,” the popular morning show broadcast on CBS RADIO’s WFAN-AM/FM. Combining these two powerful assets within CBS will result in national exposure for the local radio program and premier weekday content for the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports. The four-hour morning show is hosted by NFL ON CBS studio analyst Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton live Monday-Friday from 6:00-10:00 AM, ET. “Boomer & Carton” debuted on Sept. 4, 2007, and features local sports talk, news headlines, and interviews with current and former sports icons, league personnel, and a variety of national celebrities from the entertainment and music industries. The show originates from CBS RADIO’s WFAN studio in New York City. “The addition of the “Boomer and Carton” show significantly enhances our on-air line-up adding hours of live and relevant programming to CBS Sports Network each morning,” said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. “It is great to be able to welcome one of the nation’s top sports talk radio shows to the Networks of CBS Sports.”
JB HAGER: Deal For New Show Could Be Announced Very Soon
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– Longtime listeners and industry friends alike were shocked with last week's shocker (JD 11/26) that JB Hager (R), one half of the Austin's legendary JB & Sandy Show, would be leaving the show after nearly 20 year run after not being renewed. Almost immediately, social media sites were filled with both disappointment, as well as, speculation of where the beloved host would resurface. Austin's Biz Journal was quick to note JB's prophetic comment: “I’m not done.” Since the breakup, Hager said he’s been "glued to the phone” with his agent and said a deal for a new show could be announced very soon. His Facebook page suggests he might not be alone at his new home. On Nov. 27th, he posted on FB: “If you were to launch an entirely new radio station with (former partner) Sandy (McIlree) and I on it, what would you want it to sound like?” Hmmmm? Meanwhile, JB is moving forward with his business partner Paul Boukadakis, including the On-Airstreaming live music show and the development of the Ferris video app which can combine videos of events such as weddings and concerts based on location tagging and hashtags. We'll keep an ear on this one. PHOTO/Hager
Former Host Dave Herman Appears In Court Over Child (S)ex Charges
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– One time legendary rock host, David Herman, made is first appearance in federal court last Wednesday, five weeks after he was arrested in the Virgin Islands and charged with trying to arrange to have (s)ex with a 7-year-old girl. According to NY Daily News, Herman was caught in a sting operation, and his attorney said investigators pushed his client into implicating himself. Reportedly, Herman believed he was communicating with a 36-year-old single mother with a young daughter and tried in multiple telephone and online conversations to arrange illegal (s)exual encounters with the child in New York and New Jersey, according to investigators. The woman turned out to be an undercover officer and the child was fictional. Herman arranged for the pair to fly from LaGuardia airport to St. Croix. After arriving at the airport on Oct. 24 to pick them up, he was arrested by special agents of U.S. Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Herman's attorney, Marc Agnifilo, said Herman only engaged in banter about the child because he was interested in the 36-year-old, and that the woman, not Herman, initiated conversations about the child. Asst. U.S. Attorney Francisco Navarro told the judge Wednesday that the government would oppose bail and called Herman "a severe danger to the community." If convicted, Herman could face life in prison and would have to serve a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence, a U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman said.
Mike Huckabee To End Daily Syndicated Show
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee just before heading into the holiday weekend that his daily show, syndicated by Cumulus Media on over 200 stations since April, will end the show on Thursday, December 12. He posted on Facebook: “I have loved doing the Mike Huckabee Show, and it’s success of going from launch to over 200 stations in less than 2 years is significant, but the contract was at a decision point for both Cumulus Media and me, and we mutually agreed to conclude,” he added. “I have opportunities in some other areas that cannot be accomplished given the 8-9 hours a day I was devoting to the daily long form show,” he wrote. “In the original development of the show, I set out to develop a talk radio show that focused on civil discourse on complicated topics as well as human events and stories from the entertainment world, I feel we have done that and done it well. I am forever grateful to the really wonderful affiliates and their listeners who have been so very supportive, and to the advertisers who entrusted me with their brands and products." Huckabee said he looked forward to doing some Town Hall events in conjunction with Cumulus Media in 2014 as well as continuing with the Huckabee Report, a daily commentary which run 3 times a day on over 500 radio stations. Meanwhile, following last week's announcement of WestwoodOne host Dennis Miller taking over Huckabee's slots at KLIF/Dallas and KCMO/Kansas City, speculation is he could likely succeed the exiting host at a number other affiliates
Wink Martindale Receives Lifetime Achievement Award [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– Envision Radio Networks® announced that Wink Martindale, host of The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time, has received the Hollywood F.A.M.E Award for "Lifetime Achievement Producer/Host.” As one of the most successful game show hosts in television history, Martindale also reflects on a notable radio career that includes WHBQ/Memphis (below) as well as KHJ, KRLA, KFWB and KMPC in Los Angeles. The Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards celebrate and honor Film, Art, Music and Entertainment by recognizing outstanding contributors from those fields. Martindale was presented with the award at the 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards which took place November 14, 2013 as part of the Los Angeles Music Awards event. “To receive an award for anything is special. But to receive an award designating both Lifetime Achievement and Producing is akin to remarkable,” said Martindale. “I am both humbled and honored for this Hollywood Fame Award.” WATCH HERE
CONDOLENCES: Legendary Broadcaster Lew Dickey, Sr,. Passes Away At 86
Pandora Like News Radio App Set To Launch; Developer Cites Content Advantage Over Music Licensing
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– John MacLeod, is founder of HearHere radio, an app modeled after Pandora, except for news, not music. According to The Chicago Tribune, the Rivet News Radio app will feature national and local news, hyperlocal traffic reports and weather. Users can also adjust the settings so that songs stored on one's iPhone play between the news reports. "If you say, 'Yes,' to music, then every 10 or 15 minutes, you get a little music with your news," MacLeod said. To fulfill his dream, MacLeod raised more than $650,000 from angel investors, friends and family; hired about 25 contract workers, including former WGN/Chicago's news director, Charlie Meyerson. Of course, finding investors wasn't easy. "This is the third iteration of the concept," MacLeod said. "And I've had over 30 rejections from VCs (venture capitalists) and individuals. This covered about two years. "I've been working on this full time for 2 1/2 years," MacLeod said. "Maybe that tells you a little bit of the pain." HearHere's goal is to deliver radio news based on "where you are and what you're doing." And while he hasn't inked any advertising deals to support this, it hasn't deterred MacLeod. "Pandora doesn't have a listener problem, and it doesn't have an advertiser problem," MacLeod said. "In fact, it is basically fueling car companies to adopt Internet radio in their cars ... The minus is that they have a high cost of content because of their license agreements (with agencies to compensate composers, songwriters and publishers). We have a different structure. We produce our own content or obtain it from elsewhere at a far lower cost than Pandora's."
Mix 106.5 To Announce KIIS-FM LA Styled Kyle and Jackie O Show; May Broadcast In U.S. And Abroad
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– Australia's number one morning show rocked the industry last month with news of their exit from their highly successful show Southern Cross Austereo's 2Day FM where they've hosted for over a decade. As Jockline Daily reported recently, rumors began to swirl that ARN owned Mix 106.5FM were planned to snag the host to handle a KIIS-FM/LA styled morning show. Now, according to smh.com.au, this Friday they'll officially announce that Kyle Sandilands and co-host Jackie O will join the station in 2014. The deal is also believed to include a weekly show airing via ARN's affiliation with Clear Channel that would broadcast to 100 stations, including in the US, UK and the Middle East. Meanwhile, 2Day FM has been auditioning replacements since they announced their departure, including Jules Lund, Sophie Monk and Merrick Watts, while other big international names, including former Spice Girl Melanie Brown (R).
TOP NEWS FROM THE UK
Graham Mack Heads To Jack FM
THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND, 2013 –– Graham Mack (you know him, right? Our very own UK correspondent) has joined Hertfordshire’s JACK fm as the new Breakfast Presenter and Programme Director. It follows the departure of Steve Folland, who has been on-air at the station (previously Hertbeat FM) for 12 years. Steve is leaving radio to spend more time with his family and pursue his career in video production. Brett Harley, Managing Director of JACK fm Hertfordshire said, “Graham’s a real talent – and we’re so pleased he’s joined us. His ideas and enthusiasm are already becoming infectious within the office – and I, for one, can’t wait to hear that played out on-air!” Graham Mack said: “I can’t wait to get started – especially as the week I moved to Hertfordshire, Posh and Becks announced they’re selling their house here and moving, that can’t be a coincidence!” Graham joins Jules Mayne and Chris Hubbard on JACK’s Breakfast from Monday.
Nick Grimshaw Does "Soapbombing" - BBC Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw has appeared as a guest in five television soaps. Nick played a range of characters, from a Celebrant to a Caretaker. All this week Radio 1’s Breakfast Show had a host of soap guests and soap fans including Eastenders’ Shane Richie (Alfie Moon) and celeb Eastenders fan Wretch 32 on Monday followed by Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor (Sally Webster), Home & Away’s Lynne McGranger (Irene Roberts), Emmerdale’s Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle), Hollyoaks’ Steph Waring (Cindy Cunningham) and Alex Fletcher (Diane O’Connor).
Mike Sweeney Joins BBC Radio Manchester Real Radio XS - Breakfast show presenter Mike Sweeney is joining BBC Radio Manchester to host the mid-morning show. He’ll replace Sam Walker, who joined from Real Radio North West breakfast 12 months ago, and is off to BBC Radio 5 live for six months. Mike has been with Real Radio XS, having joined when the station launched as Rock Radio in 2008 on drivetime. Prior to that he was with Gold Manchester and is well known in the area from his time at Piccadilly Radio in the 80s and 90s. He’s also part of a local band, the Salford Jets.
Friends React To Paul Walker's Death
VIDEO - Paul Walker Dies In Fiery Crash: The Complete Story - [THE DAILY MAIL]
Friends React to Walker's Death - [GOTR]
David Beckman Wants Brad Pitt To Play Him In Biopic - [BANG SHOWBIZ]
'Bachelor' Producer & Rude Airplane Passenger Partake In Ugly Exchange - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
Ron Burgundy Co-Anchors North Dakota TV Newscast - [PEOPLE]
Elvis' Items Featured At RRHOF - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
Eminem Performs 'Not Afraid' On BBC Radio - [DT]
Rob Lowe Is All Over 'Manhattan' - [ONTD]
Victoria Beckman Covers 'Vogue' Paris - [EN.VOGUE]
Roseanne Barr Goes Off On Expletive-Filled Twitter Rant - [DAILY MAIL]
The Dennis Miller Show Moves To New Slot At WestwoodOne
MOTION: Mark Adams Exits CBS Radio Houston For Undisclosed Opportunity; Paul Bell Named Business Director For Limbaugh's Print & Digital
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio/Houston VP/Programming Mark Adams he would be leaving his post after six years with the company. With the announcement he added he's headed to an undisclosed programming opportunity. Back in August, 2010 Adams was given VP stripes in Houston where he oversaw KKHH-FM, KHMX-FM, KILT-FM and KLOL-FM. Adams has been PD of KKHH since 2008. In a memo to his staff he wrote:"I've had an opportunity present itself out of market that offers a number of personal and professional opportunities for myself and my family. While I'm excited to take on this new adventure, it was a difficult decision. I'm incredibly proud of the work we've accomplished together and know you will go on to ever greater success in the future." Before moving to Houston, Adams was PD of KXJM-FM/Portland, OR. ––––––––––––––Premiere Networks announced that Paul Bell (R) has joined the company in the role of Business Director of Rush Limbaugh Print and Digital Subscriptions. Bell, who comes to Premiere from Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, will be based in New York and report to Julie Talbott, President of Content and Affiliate Services for National Media Groups, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. In this role, Bell will focus on all aspects of Rush Limbaugh’s subscription businesses. He will be responsible for overseeing strategic planning, direct marketing and circulation management, including subscriber acquisition and retention for Rush 24/7, the popular www.RushLimbaugh.com subscription service; The Limbaugh Letter, a subscription-based monthly print companion to The Rush Limbaugh Show, which recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary; as well as The Limbaugh eLetter, the recently-launched digital version of the publication now available via desktop and on mobile devices. Bell is an accomplished manager with multi-channel experience in advertising, broadcasting, marketing and publishing. In his most recent role as Vice President of Partner Businesses at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, he was charged with overseeing strategy and business operations of The Wall Street Journal Sunday, the WSJ Wine Club and the WSJ and MarketWatch Radio Networks, as well as audio podcasting content licensing.
AMA's Sets Twitter TV Ratings Record With More Than 10.2 Million And 7.6 Million Tweets
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2013 /PRNewswire –– The American Music Awards (@TheAMAs) hosted by Pitbull on Sunday night drew 12.9 million broadcast viewers and was ranked by Nielsen SocialGuide as the most talked-about show on Twitter Sunday night, with a night of spectacular performances, epic moments and surprises. A total of 10.2 Million people saw over 7.6 Million Tweets sent in the U.S. about the show. Those Tweets were authored by 1.5 Million people and generated a total of 304 Million impressions, with each person in the Twitter TV Audience seeing on average 30 Tweets about the awards show. With these numbers, the AMAs ranks as the #1 episode measured by Unique Audience and Frequency since the launch of the Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings on September 1, 2013. The most talked about moments of the night on Twitter according to Nielsen SocialGuide (measured in Tweets per minute): Taylor Swift's victory at the end of the show spiked at 71,365 TPM, Miley Cyrus's performance saw peaks of 64,929 TPM, Lady Gaga's performance 41,571 TPM. The most mentioned artists during the live show broadcast on Twitter were: @ArianaGrande 231,966, @NiallOfficial 108,969, @MileyCyrus 108,536, @onedirection 107,155, @Harry_Styles 76,122. In addition, the American Music Awards partnered with Twitter and PEOPLE to debut the first-ever Vine 360 Twitter Mirror on the red carpet prior to the broadcast show. The American Music Awards television broadcast resulted in ratings increases across all demos, surged to 4-year highs with its 2nd-biggest audience in 11 Years with an 86% increase in Teens, and 4.5 18-49 rating—up 32% from last year with 12.9 million viewers.
13-Year Old Online Radio Star Drawing Rock World's Attention
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– Make note of the name, Miles "The Shoe" Shuman. One day he would like to take his radio show to broadcast radio or satellite, but that day may come sooner than he hopes. This 13 yr. old Stonington, Conn. teenager's love for heavy metal and radio resulted in his building a home studio and airing a a blog talk radio show every Sunday afternoon. He tells WTNH-TV news, "I love the riffs, the guitar riffs, the heavy drums, all that just when I throw on the headset and listen it's going in my ears and I love it," Miles said. His show soon caught the attention of artists such as Lita Ford who was in the Runaways with Joan Jett and guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot" Thal. And look at this, his first interview was with Rudy Sarzo (R) bassist with Ozzy Osbourne, who was one of his camp counselors when he visited a rock & roll fantasy camp. Now listen up: Miles has aspirations of bringing his show to satellite or broadcast radio. In the meantime, you can catch him on BLOG TALK RADIO, or, CONNECT WITH HIM ON FACEBOOK HERE
Records Truly Is My Middle Name (The Soundtrack)
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– Holy Records! Following his highly lauded release of "Records Truly Is My Middle Name," this past March, Chicago radio icon, John Records Landecker is releasing a soundtrack component to that offering entitled "Records Truly Is My Middle Name (The Soundtrack). According to Chicago Radio And Media (CRM), The disc features over an hour of past radio bits, interviews, and his famous parody songs -- all culled from his almost five decades working in radio. Among the tracks featured will be his interview with Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner -- interview (2000), George Carlin -- interview (2001) A Grumpy Harry Caray -- interview (1994), John Landecker's Parents Explain His Middle Name -- interview (1970s). All profits from the sale of the CD are being donated to The Chicago Lighthouse, a favorite charity of Landecker's. Those who read Landecker's book know that his late father was legally blind. That is one of the reasons that Landecker has been such a supporter and admirer of the work done by The Chicago Lighthouse. Rick Kaempfer, was John Landecker's radio producer for many years, is also is the producer/co-author/publisher of Landecker's autobiography. Additionally, Kaempfer helped assemble the audio memories for this CD compilation. You can order a copy of the soundtrack HERE
Kanye West Flips Out In Interview With Radio's The Sway [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– As you may have heard, Kanye West has been in the news a lot lately. This week while making the rounds promoting his new album he stopped by MTV News and SiriusXM host Sway Calloway, of Sway in The Morning. Perhaps he's kind of bent over James Franco and Seth Rogan's Hilarious parody of his 'Bound 2' video and took out anger on Sway when asked why he needed corporate support for his clothing line. Geezzzz, you would thought he joked about his baby's new name or something, because he literally jumped down Sway's throat. As you'll see in the YouTube video, it started out tame enough, but when Sway asked him about needing corporate support for his clothing line, West exploded. "How, Sway?" the rapper shouted. "You ain't got the answers, man; you ain't got the answers. I've been doing this more than you; you ain't got the answers." Sway immediately tried to calm him down, but West kept at it saying "Because you trying to give me advice on somethin' -- you ain't got the answers. You ain't spend $13 million of your own money trying to empower yourself." Finally, after Sway got West to chill, West took a breathe and said "I love you, man. I'm sorry." He then returned to his favorite subject, HIM, and said “I took the Adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family… I’m gonna be the first hip-hop designer and because of that, I’m gonna be bigger than Wal-Mart,” he said. WATCH VIDEO HERE
As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2013 –– Thanks to TV's 'WKRP In Cincinnati,' the infamous Thanksgiving 'turkey drop' will forever be superglued into the minds of radio peeps and fans of the series. That, along with Gordon Jump's glorious line “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” Now, more than three decades since 'WKRP' left the airwaves, as is Jockline Daily's holiday tradition, we recall one of TV's greatest Thanksgiving episodes along with its actual radio roots. Supposedly, a turkey drop actually took place in radio, but not in Atlanta as some believed. It is true 'WKRP' was inspired by the legendary WQXI-AM Atlanta where 'WKRP's' creator Hugh Wilson then worked as an ad rep back in the 70's. After moving to LA to become a comedy writer for shows such as Bob Newhart and The Tony Randall Show, he returned later to spend time with 'QXI staffers and meet with its GM, Jerry Blum to research for 'WKRP. Blum recalled a promotion while working at a Dallas station of dropping live turkeys from a helicopter above a shopping mall parking lot. Wilson said in an interview with The Toledo Blade, "Jerry said to me … ‘Those [expletive] turkeys, I think one went through the windshield of a car. [And] when we saw the terrible damage we had done, we landed the helicopter in the parking lot of the mall and tried to set the turkeys on the ground for the people to pick them up, but the turkeys attacked the people.’ Obviously, Wilson cleaned up the line for TV. WKRP in Cincinnati premiered on Sept. 18, 1978, to disappointing ratings. Wilson said the buzz about the Turkeys Away episode, which aired less than two months later, is credited with possibly saving the series. WATCH INFAMOUS CLIP HERE
Keith Urban Drops Locks For 'Idol 13
Robin Thicke & Ron Burgundy Planning Video - [IRISH EXAMINER]
Marvin Gaye's Oldest Son Claims More Robin Thicke Song Rip Offs - [THR]
Agent Confirms Alec Baldwin Off MSNBC's Lineup - [PAGE 6]
Max Martini To Play Grey's Bodyguard In '50 Shades' - [VARIETY]
CALM DOWN LADIES: Keith Urban Has A New Do - [TASTE OF COUNTRY]
Frankie Muniz Suffers Second Mini-Stroke - [US]
james Gandolfini Gets Posthumous 'Spirit Award' Nomination - [ZAP 2 IT]
'Maltese Falcon' Prop Sells For $4 Million At Auction - [LA TIMES]
Puppy Rescued From Drain Gets New Home Following Drawing - [TODAY]
Whatever You Do, Don't Send KUSA-TV Denver's Kyle Clark Your Snow Covered Patio Furniture - [MEDIAITE]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Hercules: The Legend Begins' Starring Kellan Lutz - [SCREEN CRUSH]
Cody Alan Takes Over As Host Of After MidNite As CMT And CCME Enter Multi-Platform Partnership
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER November 26, 2013 – CMT and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced a multi-platform partnership that will create the largest Country music platforms in radio and television, with access to CMT’s reach of 92 million households and CCM+E’s reach of 89 million Country music listeners per month. Under the agreement, CMT and CCM+E will work together to develop additional programming and events across radio, television and digital platforms to provide Country fans with unparalleled access to the music and artists they’re passionate about. In addition, award-winning Country radio and CMT personality Cody Alan will debut as the new host of Premiere Networks’ syndicated radio program After MidNite on January 6, 2014. The highly-acclaimed Country music radio program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and reaches nearly two million weekly listeners on more than 200 radio stations, will be rebranded as CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan and will originate from the CMT Radio studio in Nashville.CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan broadcasts weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight ET.
JB Hager Makes Surprise Exit From MIX 94.7 Austin [AUDIO]
Co-Host Breaks News In Long, Emotional Announcement
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Just short of 18 years together as a team, Sandy (Mcllree), co-host of The JB & Sandy Show on Mix 94.7 Austin, told listeners on yesterday's show that they had probably noticed his partner JB had been missing from the air for a few days. He then shared that JB's contract with the station wasn't renewed and just before going to break following a nearly nine minute announcement, a clearly shaken Sandy uttered this would be the last time his listeners would hear the words 'This is The JB & Sandy Morning Show.' No sooner had word spread of JB's departure, before fans and friends took to social media to express their feeling. Local merchants as well (Photo below.) The duo first met face-to-face at Morning Show Boot Camp in Atlanta. At the time, Sandy was doing mornings in Syracuse, NY, JB was the executive producer for Kidd Kraddick Show in Dallas. They later formed the JB & Sandy morning show at MIX 94.7 Austin where they went on to became one of the city's most popular and beloved shows, as well as one of the industry's most respected teams. Station management issued a statement posting, "We thank JB for his service, his professionalism and for all the good he has done for people and the city of Austin. JB has made an incredible impact during his 17 years with Mix, and we wish him all the best in the future. He will be missed." Castin light on the future, the statement added: "Sandy, Sara (Osbourne), and Alex (Franco) are amazing talents to take the morning show forward. We are extremely excited about what the future will hold." As of this morning, the station website posted the show as The Mix Morning Show.LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
MOTION: Mikey V Takes Nights At KISS 108/Boston; Bryan Suits Crosses To KABC/LA; Amy Stanek Named VP/Director of Sales For CCME Chicago; Craig Way Named Finalist In Texas Sportscaster Of The Year Award
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBERT 26TH, 2013 –– WXKS-FM KISS 108, Boston has announced that Mikey V (left) has been named the new Night Time Host and Creative Coordinator, effective immediately. Mikey will host weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight. Mikey began his radio career at FUN 107 in New Bedford, Mass., hosting various shows from 2006-2010. After graduating from Stonehill College in 2010 he joined Z955 in Ithaca as a Night Time Host and then in October 2010 he became the Night Talent and Imaging Director at RadioNOW 100.9 in Indianapolis. Most recently Mikey served as Night Time Host and Imaging Director at 98.7 AMP Radio in Detroit. –––––––––– KFI/LA's Bryan Suits is headed to the 9:00 - Noon slot at KABC. On his Facebook page he posted: “I'm excited to finally be the guy that beats Rush Limbaugh in L.A.,” He also gave praise to KFI's Robin Bertolucci, who hired him. According to Don Barett's laradio.com, Suits will relocate from Seattle to Los Angeles, which may begin as early as this week. “The audience has a right to expect a local show is hosted by a local,” emailed Bryan. “Our daughter will be 5 very soon and things are a lot different then when I was on KFI at night with an infant at home and no relatives for 1000 miles.” –––––––––– CCME announced the promotion of Amy Stanek as Vice President/Director of Sales. Since 2011 Stanek has served as an Agency Sales Director and Local Sales Manager for 103-5 KISS FM and 93.9 MYfm. Prior to joining Clear Channel, Stanek held account management positions at WPLT-FM in Detroit, WLUP-FM in Chicago. ––––––––––– CCME Austin announced that Craig Way, the voice of the University of Texas Longhorns and the afternoon host of “The Sports Buffet” on AM 1300 The Zone, has been named as a finalist for the “Texas Sportscaster of the Year” award by The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA.) Way is a veteran sportscaster who has been an integral part of the IMG Longhorn Radio network for 26 seasons and has served as the play-by-play voice of the University of Texas Athletics for 13 seasons. He joined KVET-AM in 1997 and currently shares his sports commentary with the community as the afternoon host of “The Sports Buffet.”
Larry King Takes Shot At Limbaugh And Others During Podcast [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Following this week's podcast with comedian Marc Maron, don't look for venerable talker Larry King to be on fellow talker Rush Limbaugh's holiday gift list. When asked by Maron if he liked what talk radio has evolved into, King said "No, because it became a soap box - screaming, yelling idiots. A lot of what I hear is pop nonsense, political crazies," said King. "You know, NPR is good radio. But, the Limbaughs and these guys are just playing with a loose deck. And a lot of it’s an act ... Some are good broadcasters, I came to respect Howard Stern. ... I used to, earlier on, I didn’t buy a lot of that act, but now I understand his maturity and he’s matured. He’s a very good broadcaster. But I was raised by the Godfreys and ... there was class. Whenever someone curses on the radio it still drives me nuts." On a hunch, don't' be surprised if Limbaugh responds to King's comments on today's show. Meanwhile, you can LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
Woman Born Without Eyes & Nose Host Show At Secrest Studios In Charlotte [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Following more than 12 complicated facial reconstruction surgeries in less than six years, Cassidy Hooper, a Charlotte NC girl born with no eyes and no nose, hosted her own live radio show inside Seacrest Studios, located on the first floor of Levine Children's Hospital. According to WBTV, this past September she had her final procedure to complete the process of giving her a nose. Following surgery, Cassidy was asked by the hospital to host this show as a special honor. For 30 minutes, she broadcast throughout the Children's Hospital. Cassidy's dream is to become a radio host , she prefers talk. Several years ago, WBT's Keith Larson gave her an hour of his show. She tells WBTV, she's working towards hitting that dream at Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh. She and her boyfriend, who also attends the school, pre-taped a 90-minute radio show to air on www.trainglereadingservice.org this Thursday from 12pm-1:30pm and will air again on Thanksgiving night.
Radio Newbie Chuck Todd Hearts On Howard Stern And Tony Kornheiser
Radio One Richmond's Mitch Malone Passes Away From Natural Causes
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 26TH, 2013 –– Mitch Malone, host of the highly rated 'Quiet Storm' nightly show on Radio One-KISS FM/Richmond has passed away from natural causes. According to WTVR, on Monday evening broke the sad news to its listeners. “We’ve been letting everybody know about a great loss here at radio one. At 5 am this morning we were informed of the passing of the great voice of the quiet storm of Richmond, Mitch Malone,” said Sheilah Bell, radio host at Praise 104.7. The stories close to heart are often hardest to tell. That was surely the case as colleagues spoke of Malone. “I can’t even bring myself to say the late Mitch Malone,” said host Antoinette Essa as she announced the news of Malone’s passing. Malone’s story couldn’t be any closer to the hearts of his radio colleagues. Mitch is the voice of the city, not just Richmond but Petersburg,” said Jeff Anderson, Operations Manager at Radio One. In addition to his airshift, Malone once served as a fill-in traffic reporter on WTVR’s morning news in the early 2000s. KISS-FM Vice-President and General Manager Linda Forem said Malone had one of the best and most soothing voices to ever grace Richmond radio or television. Malone is survived by his daughter, son and a fiance. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Franco & Rogen Spoof Kanye's 'Bound 2"
UH OH: James Franco & Seth Rogen Spoof Kanye's 'Bound 2" Video - [HIP HOP DX]
PEREZ HILTON: Done With Lady Gaga - [MONSTERS & CRITICS]
VIDEO: TSN Employs Ron Burgundy for Advertisement - [BLEACHER REPORT]
VIDEO: Monty Python Tickets Sell Out In 44 Seconds - [NEWS SKY]
HOW COOL: Ringo Starr Reunites Beatle's Fans From 1964 Car Photo - [TODAY]
Marie Osmond's Talk Show Picked Up By Reelz - [DEADLINE]
Brittany Murphy's Mom Breaks Silence; Denies Poison Claim - [THR]
OUCH: Clint Eastwood's Daughter's Marriage Folds In A Week - [CAFE MOM]
VIDEO: Comedian Jay Leggett Dies After Shooting Deer - [CNN]
Sandra Bullock Is Freakin' Awesome On Cover Of 'EW' - [EW]
Transformers Cover 'Empire' - [CINEMA BLEND]
Scarlett Johansson Goes Glam On 'Vogue' Mexico - [FASHION GONE ROGUE]
'Geraldo' Show To Air Exclusively At 77 WABC New York; Will End Syndication
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– – Cumulus has announced that Geraldo Rivera will launch “Geraldo” exclusively on 77 WABC as a live radio show focusing on his hometown beginning January 1, 2014. The program will also stream simultaneously on www.WABCRadio.com. “Geraldo” will air weekdays from 10a-12p ET. Rivera will also continue his fight against unemployment by broadcasting live from upcoming “Put Americans Back to Work” job expos and events hosted by Cumulus. For the last four decades, in war and peace I’ve been chasing the news around the world. But there’s a universe of stories right here in my hometown. Energized and excited by this opportunity, I’m taking our show to the four corners of the five boroughs. I’ll be on the streets and in the face of lawbreakers and newsmakers, ready with a hot mike and a helping hand,” Geraldo said. “We are excited that one of the most recognized and respected names in media will be sharing his perspectives on New York issues and supporting local causes that matter most to listeners in one of our top markets,” said John Dickey, co-COO and Executive Vice President of Cumulus. Born in New York City, Rivera started his broadcast career on WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News” in 1970 and during his 40-plus years in the media has become one of the most recognized and admired personalities. A veteran host and correspondent, Rivera was a member of the original casts of “Good Morning America” and “20/20,” hosted the syndicated “Geraldo Rivera Show” for eleven years and hosted CNBC’s top-rated program “Rivera Live.” Regarding his current syndication, affiliates received word that effective Friday, December 20, 2013, Cumulus Media Networks will end production of the Geraldo show and it will not be offered in syndication.
Stoney & Bill To Have Live, On-Air Prostate Exams To Spark Awareness
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Mike Stone and Bill McAllister, the hosts of 97.1 FM The Ticket's Stoney and Bill Show, with Sara, are allowing a doctor in-studio this Wednesday to perform prostate exams. According mlive.com, Dr Ranko Miocinovic M.D., of Detroit Medical Center will provide the procedure sometime after 7:15 am. Obviously, the exams are meant to remind other male listeners to make an appointment for theirs, as well. November is known as “Movember” when many men stop shaving to bring attention and raise funds for research into prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in the U.S this year around 239,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, with 29,700 men succumbing to the disease. McAllister tells mlive, "I have had a prostate exam twice before but men find it difficult to go to the doctor and have this test," McAllister said. "There’s kind of a stigma about it, but it really is to men’s advantage to get this check-up and catch any problems early." Both hosts will be happy to know, Dr. Miocinovic has received fellowship training in both urologic oncology and robotic surgery. Jockline Daily reached out to the show to see whether Sara would be doing the commentary during the procedure. No word back as of yet.
Drex & Maney Presents 2nd Annual Secret Santa For Kids
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– CBS Radio station WNKS KISS 95.1 will host the second annual Secret Santa for Drex and Maney’s Kids this Tuesday November 26th beginning at 6am from the Seacrest Studios at Levine Children’s Hospital. Listeners are encouraged to call 704-446-4951 or 877-932-9951 to make their donation to help buy toys, books, stuffed animals and other presents for kids who have to spend the holidays at the hospital. Drex, Maney and Cassiday (shown) hope to hit $20k this holiday season. Drex, Maney and Cassiday will broadcast from Levine Children’s Hospital’s Seacrest Studios beginning at 6am until 10am and then return from 3pm to 6pm on November 26th. Holding down both the Morning show and the Afternoon Drive shift on Tuesday, Drex, Maney and Cassiday know a thing about pulling double duty for the kids. “Working both shifts to raise money for the kids in the hospital during the holidays is nothing compared to what they are going through,’ said Morning Show Host Drex. “In the Spring we stay on the air for twelve straight hours for ‘Play Anything Day’ raising money for Levine Children’s Hospital and we’re happy to do it again for the kids during the holidays.” Follow Kiss95.1 on twitter.com/kiss951wnks and on facebook.com/kiss951.
101.9 KINK Portland Raises Funds To Help 37,000 people in Portland
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– 101.9 KINK raises funds to feed and care for over 37,000 people in Portland with Union Gospel Mission! Alpha Broadcasting announced today, 101.9 KINK raised enough money to feed and care for over 37,000 people this holiday season. The funds were raised for the Union Gospel Mission yesterday, Thursday November 21, 2013 during an all day on-air Radio-A-Thon that was broadcast live from The Bing Lounge. 37,381 meals equates to $71,772.42. The final number of company matches has yet to be included in the total. Union Gospel Mission was founded in 1927, when 40 area churches came together seeking to minister to the homeless on the streets of Portland. Union Gospel Mission is dedicated to “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict, and loving our neighbor.” 101.9 KINK Program Director, Chris Mays commented on the event, “It’s such a privilege to work at a radio station with such passionate and caring listeners. We are honored to be a part of bringing hope to thousands of people in the Portland community this holiday season by providing meals for the hungry.” KINK is owned and operated by Alpha Broadcasting, along with 98.7 The Bull, 750 The Game, Live 95.5, FM NEWS 101 KXL and Freedom 970. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Broadcasting is the only locally owned radio group in the Portland metro area, reaching more than one million listeners a week with six stations covering rock, country, pop, news, talk and sports.
BOSTON: School For Blind Gives Hope To Young Jocks [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– Among the hosts on NPR's 90.9 WBUR Boston is DJ Marvelous. His real name is Campbell Grousbeck. His father, Wycliffe, is a managing partner of the Boston Celtics. The Grousbeck Family Foundation provided a $10 million dollar gift that paved the way for the $28 million dollar Grousbeck Technology Center at Perkins. “Campbell was born blind, like many kids at Perkins actually,” Grousbeck said. “So it’s been a long journey for him to find his way in the world.” That’s why Grousbeck got behind building the 17,000 square-foot center, which houses a music recording studio, assistive technology training rooms, a student-run café and the radio station. He told me his son Campbell speaks more clearly since becoming a DJ. And the 21 year-old senior isn’t just listening to music passively anymore. Now he’s presenting it and voicing his opinions. "I’ve been very into radio ever since I was a little girl,” Carolyn Harrington said. The 17-year-old grew up in Easton, Connecticut and recalled rocking out for hours in her bedroom while listening to her favorite pop songs ... I’ve always wanted to be on the radio,” she admitted, “and now I am!” Radio scripts for the blind and visually impaired DJs are enlarged or read through a device called a refreshable braille note-taker. “It just seemed to be such a natural place for these kids to literally find their voice,” Grousbeck said. “And just seeing our son as a DJ – he’s standing up taller. His name’s DJ Marvelous — I mean does that say it all?” PHOTOS/Andrea Shea/WBUR) LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
Mike Morin Pens Memoir '50 Shades Of Radio'
Cumulus Media Networks Covers AMA's With Radio Remotes
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 25TH, 2013 –– In case you noticed some familiar faces in the audience during The American Music Awards on ABC-TV, that could have come courtesy of Cumulus Media Networks. They hosted the American Music Awards radio remotes this weekend with 20 stations in a variety of formats from coast to coast. The radio remotes were at LA Live in Los Angeles leading up to the AMA show. While everyone's name in the above photo wasn't supplied, we were able to spot The Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn on bottom right. Directly behind her, R-L is KRBE/Houston's Eric Rowe, KLOS/LA's Heidi and Frank; one over NASH-FM New York's Kelly Ford and Blair Garner.
Taylor Swift And Justin Timberlake Dominate AMA's 2013 Awards - [ABC]
AMA's Best/Worst Performances - [EW]
HILARIOUS: Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun At LA Drizzle Coverage - [CBS LA]
Mick Jagger To Become Great Grandfather - [NY DAILY NEWS]
'Catching Fire' Tops BO Record With $161.1 Million November - [GOSSIP COP]
Katie Couric Planning Move To Yahoo World News Post - [THR]
Xbox One Sells One Million Consoles In 24 Hours - [NEWS SKY]
Josh Brolin Headed To Rehab - [US]
Lamar Odom Says He Was Drunk, Not High On Drugs - [TMZ]
Keri Russell Covers 'Capitol Files' Holiday Issue - [JUST JARED]
Eva Longoria Barely Cover Spanish 'Elle' - [ENSTARZ]
Tamar Braxton Coming Into Her Own - [THE WASHINGTON POST]
turntablefm To Shut Down Next Month - [BILLBOARD]
TIMBERLAKE PHOTO/Frank Micelotta/Picture Group
WTMX Chicago's Eric Ferguson Undergoes Spinal Surgery
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– 101.9/WTMX-FM Chicago's Eric Ferguson is taking today off the air to undergo elective surgery on his spine in order to relieve numbness in his arms and hands. According to blogger Robert Feder, Ferguson said he’d been putting off the procedure for years. “It’s just gotten to a point from a comfort level that I want to get it done and get it over with,” he told me Feder. "I don’t want people to worry too much,” Ferguson said. “As far as spine surgeries go, this is considered an easy one — although no spine surgery is easy, I guess. I’m actually anxious to get it done because I’d like to get the feeling in my hands and arms back to 100 percent and be able to enjoy myself over the holidays.” This isn't the first health scare for Ferguson. In 2010 he was hospitalized twice for treatment of an irregular heart rhythm. Both times he underwent catheter ablation procedures to destroy abnormal heart tissue that was causing his cardiac arrhythmia. Doctors gave him a clean bill of health. Eric and Co-Host Kathy Hart are now in their 18th year together on the Mix.
Radio Spending Up 1% In Q3; Digital Reigns As Fastest Growing Sector
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– Radio's overall Q3 result was up 1% compared to flat delivery in Q1 and Q2. Year to date performance remains on par with 2012. The 3rd Quarter uptick was based on a 1% gain in the Spot sector, which represents the largest portion of Radio's revenue base. Digital continues to show robust gains -- up nearly 1/5 -- while Off-Air was up 3%. Network posted a decline of 11% against last year's sales. Year to date, Spot revenue is flat; Digital, Off-Air and Network are +15%, +3% and -7% respectively. Digital continues its reign as Radio's fastest growing sector. Off-Air activity also remains steadfast, increasing every quarter in 2013. Combined, Digital and Off-Air represent 13% of Radio's total revenue."The momentum we saw building at the end of Q2 has definitely translated into a positive Q3 for Radio in many of our Top 10 advertiser categories, led by Communications/Cellular with a healthy 24% increase," noted Erica Farber (shown), RAB President and CEO. "Among key categories, Automotive, Professional Services, Health Care, Home Furnishings, all showed substantial increases, as well. Increases from these diverse ad categories illustrate Radio's cross-platform strength to drive traffic and sales - for large corporations to Main Street businesses."
94.7 Fresh FM's Kelly Collis 'Pissed' Following Daily Mail Story Grab
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– On Monday, 94.7/Fresh FM Washington DC's Kelly Collis (inset) broke the story that Sasha Obama wore an unicorn sweater made by the UK company ASOS to a University of Maryland basketball game. She tells Jockline Daily, "For the report, I received confirmation from a company official on Twitter and a second comment from a public relations staffer. The Daily Mail (right) then wrote a story with the information I provided on 94.7 Fresh FM’s web site without crediting the station or myself as the source of the information. In their story, the rag quoted an ASOS tweet that was in direct response to one that I sent earlier that day. They conveniently left my Twitter handle out of their copy and omitted any mention of my original story or research from the entire article." Collis told Jockline, " I am by no means an award-winning journalist, but know enough to give credit where credit it due." She later posted on her Facebook page: 'My story was stolen by that hack publication the Daily Mail. I was once labeled as "pseudo media", but I am still pissed." It should be noted that Huffington Post picked up the article and did give Collis credit.
Russian Network Launches English-Language Station
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– Russia’s state-run English-language TV network 'Russia Today' is launching an English radio station in the resort city of Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, " Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia Today, said in a statement that Russia Today is confident about expanding into the radio industry. The TV network’s first venture into radio occurred last year, when it began cooperation with the Moscow-based English-language station Moscow FM 105.2 (complete with dj pics - see above}, providing news content for the station. Russia Today estimates the station’s potential audience to be over three million people during the Winter Olympics, scheduled to run on Feb. 7-23 next year. The station expects to primarily target foreign athletes, sport officials, fans and journalists. Programming will feature foreign music and newscasts, which aired every 30 minutes.
Compass Media Takes Over Ad Sales For The Tom Leykis Show
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22NC, 2013 –– Beginning January 2014, Compass Media Marketing will serve as the advertising sales agent for Tom Leykis' newnormalnetwork.com as well as blowmeuptom.com. After two decades of local and national radio, In 2012, Leykis embraced digital media by re-launching The Tom Leykis Show as a live streaming internet-centric call-in-show, broadcast daily at 3pm Pacific for three to six hours on www.blowmeuptom.com and distributed via smartphone apps such as TuneIn and Stitcher, as well as Winamp, Windows Media Player, iTunes, and many more. “We are thrilled with our progress and appreciative to the tens of thousands of listeners who are now tuning in daily to our show,” said Tom Leykis, founder of The New Normal and host of The Tom Leykis Show. “The time is right to start aggressively marketing the show to sponsors and we are thrilled to work with the Compass team.” The Tom Leykis Show ranked 38th among over 70,000 live internet streams on the TuneIn app for 2012. For its first year, the show garnered over 9 million tune-ins (session starts), and averaged about 160,000 unique users per month.
Hot 97's Heart Foundation To Host 'Lift 'Em Up' Event
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– HOT 97 New York tri-state area is always committed to giving back. Alex Cameron, HOT 97 GM, says, “This holiday season the entire Emmis NY staff will volunteer a day of service on Thursday, December 12, 2013 to provide those less fortunate in our communities a truly special and memorable Holiday feast with a first class experience that not only feeds and entertains people but that does so in a respectful and dignified way with the hope of Lifting Up Others with nourishment for both bodies and souls. It is our distinct pleasure and privilege to serve and make a difference together”. HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation and Incite (Emmis’ cause marketing division) will host “Lift ‘Em Up”, a celebration focused on lifting up New Yorkers that face challenging circumstances. HOT 97’s Angie Martinez (shown) says "I'm excited to join HOT 97's Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation for a day of service and fun! Thanks to all the efforts of our supporters and donations from our listeners, 'Lift 'Em Up' is shaping up to be unforgettable!"
Wrong Airport Landing Leads To Billboard Jab By Kansas Station
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 –– Leave it to radio to turn someone else's goof into radio gold. You, of course, heard about the Boeing Dreamlifter which landed at the wrong airport in Wichita, Kansas. If things were bad enough, the Jabara Airport where it landed is way smaller than what's needed for a plane this size to take off. According to CNN, when fully loaded, the Dreamlifter needs a runway 9,199 feet long. Jabara's runway is 6,101 feet. Wichita's Bob FM 97.1 creative wheels quickly began to spin and thanks to Atomic Enterprises, a fun billboard went from drawing board at 10am, to a billboard at 1pm. Late Wednesday night, the plane, which was bound for McConnell Air Force Base from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, missed its mark by about 12 miles. Boeing sent a tug to the airport to move the jet, but reported that it broke down on its way.
Dangerfield STILL Not Getting Any Respect
25 Yr. Old Woman Claims She's Going To Marry Creepy Old Charles Manson - [ROLLING STONE]
Japan Attempts NCIS Record With 10 Day Marathon - [TV GUIDE]
Hugh Jackman With Cancer Scare - [USA TODAY]
Julianne Hough Finally Explains Controversial Halloween Outfit - [E]
IT'S COMPLICATED: Alec Baldwin Says He's Loved Men, But Not 'In That Way' - [TMZ]
Famous Psychic/Author Sylvia Brown Passes Away - [CNN]
Rodney Dangerfield's Widow Keep Bottle Of His Sweat In Refridgerator - [THR]
Rodney Dangerfield Has A New Website - [RODNEY.COM) - [YOUTUBE]
Sarah Palin Nixes Lauer Interview Following Bashir Kerfuffle - [FOX]
Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Return To SNL For Christmas Edition - [TODAY]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Arnold Schwarzenegger In 'Sabotage' [RED CARPET]
TSBC UPDATE: Glenn Beck To Speak At Talk Show Boot Camp 2014 Dallas
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– Talentmasters & Gabe Hobbs Media are most pleased to announce the appearance of Glenn Beck at next year's Talk Show Boot Camp V in Dallas. During a special Friday, Feb. 7th, presentation of "GLENN BECK; UNPLUGGED", attendees will have the chance to get up close and personal with Beck as he shares his journey from teenage DJ to becoming one of the biggest multi-media personalities in the world. Hear first-hand his many setbacks, strategies, secrets and successes of his amazing career. Keep talkshowbootcamp.com bookmarked for more exciting agenda news to be released in the days ahead. Want to SAVE a quick $100 on registration? Act fast and REGISTER HERE. Special "1st 50" Offer is about to end.
A-Rod Bolts From Hearing, Heads to WFAN's Francesa Show [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– Where do you go when you want to set the record straight? For MLB's Alex Rodriguez, that would be WFAN 660/101.9's Mike Francesa Show. After bolting from his grievance hearing Wednesday following arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify, he marched over to WFAN studios to talk to host Mike Francesa to set the record straight. He vehemently denied any wrongdoing saying that he’s not used PEDs at all since 2003. He also denied having leaked documents about Ryan Braun to Yahoo! Sports, calling that accusation by Major League Baseball “laughable” and “disgusting.” Finally, he denied any obstructing of justice during the course of this case, one of the several reasons given by MLB to give Rodriguez the biggest drug-related suspension of all-time. “I lost my mind,” Rodriguez told Francesa. “I banged a table and kicked a briefcase and slammed out of the room, and just felt like this system … I knew it was restricted and I knew it wasn’t fair, but what we saw today, it was disgusting.” Rodriguez also took aim at Commissioner Selig, calling him out for putting him on suspension without so much as a meeting: "... “He hates my guts, there’s no doubt about it,” A-Rod said. “I don’t think they like big salaries.100 percent it’s personal. I think it’s about his legacy and it’s about my legacy. He’s trying to destroy me and, by the way, he’s retiring in 2014. And to put me on his big mantle on the way out, that’s a helluva trophy. PHOTO/AUDIO Sportsradio WFAN, New York. LISTEN HERE
Host Turns Awful Ad Into Amazing Radio And Viral Sensation [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 __ For anyone who knows Chattanooga's Brian Joyce of Talk Radio 102.3, or those who met him at TSBC, you're well aware he's not your typical talker. Here's an example. Around 2 am last Friday morning, he saw a commercial on local TV for a small business called Mike's Golf Shop. It was so awful, so hilarious, and so awesome that he shared it with my listeners! He told Jockline Daily, "I played the commercial on my show Friday afternoon, then I shared it on Facebook and sent it to a friend of mine who writes for Jimmy Fallon. At the time, the commercial had 27 views on YouTube. By Monday morning, it had 64,000 views. Today, it has 76,000 views. Tosh.O shared it on their Facebook page, MSNBC and Comedy Central featured in on their website, and Mike's Golf Shop is trending on Yahoo! The lesson? It all started on on local talk radio in Chattanooga. We met with Mike, the owner, on Monday morning. He was so excited about what we had done for him that now he wants to advertise with us regularly. The power of radio and social media is alive & well, and stronger than ever! As of this morning, Mike's Golf Shop's video was nearing a 100,000 views. WATCH IT HERE
Tom Joyner Foundation Announces Applications For 2014 ‘Full Ride’ Scholar
Kevin Matthews Becomes Imaging Voice For WGN.FM
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– Chicago radio icon Kevin Matthews is forming a creative alliance with WGN.FM to become imaging voice and overall 'spirit' of WGN.FM, the online component of WGN AM 720. According to blogger Robert Feder, to be be known informally as “The G,” the site is being developed to incorporate audio, video and social media components. “We really want to give Kevin a fun platform for all of his characters — hopefully to do things he’s never been able to do before,” said Todd Manley, vice president of creative content at WGN. “And he’d done some pretty cool, crazy stuff.” Matthews will work from his home studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Matthews tells Feder: “I owe my success to Jimmy deCastro, Larry Wert and the city of Chicago,” he said. “When Jimmy asked if he and WGN.FM could use my voice in some creative projects, I just smiled, yelled ‘Freebird’ and fell down a flight of steps because of my MS. Life is good!” Since leaving terrestrial radio in 2005, Matthews has been creating content for Steve Dahl’s subscription podcast.
MOTION: Matt Ray To Anchor America's Morning News
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– America’s Morning News has a new permanent host to anchor its three-hour morning news program. Matt Ray, who has been a regular Bay Area on-air anchor for Cumulus Media in San Francisco, has been appointed primary anchor for America’s Morning News, now heard in over 140 U.S. Radio markets. Matt Ray is a twelve-year broadcast veteran whose stints include KXL Portland, KGO AM and KSFO AM, San Francisco, and has produced a top-ranked local news program on KPAY AM, Chico. “It is an exciting opportunity to work with the team at America’s Morning News,” says Matt, who adds, “our focus continues to be journalism without agenda – the key ingredient to the success of America’s Morning News: compelling, breaking news and interviews delivered in a fast-paced environment.” Mark Masters, CEO of Talk Radio Network Syndications, Ltd., says “Matt was a natural fit and he tested overwhelmingly positive. His credentials are impressive and we think Matt will take the morning news to new levels of success in the years to come. We are thrilled to see Matt on board at AMN.”
WestwoodOne To Rank Super Bowl XLVIII Ads With Audio Index
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– WestwoodOne will launch WestwoodOne's Super Bowl Audio Index, the first-ever consumer-driven index ranking the most creative audio commercials aired during Super Bowl XLVIII. The index will be comprised of all commercials aired on the 700+ radio stations which broadcast WestwoodOne’s exclusive, play-by-play coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII. Each of the commercials will be available for consumer voting through WestwoodOne.com on February 2, 2014. Two awards will be announced across WestwoodOne’s on-air and online broadcast network. “For brands wanting to engage a captive audience with the largest reach, there is no comparison to the Super Bowl,” said Paul Caine, CEO of WestwoodOne. “We created the Index as a new way for all brands to leverage the power of sound and capitalize on this massive advertising moment. The index enables marketers to engage more intimately with 26 million+ listeners, expanding their campaigns and maximizing their marketing dollars.” For marketers in need of production services, WestwoodOne Studio, a full-service audio production team dedicated to developing world-class creative consumer advertising, is available to support marketers who want to produce content that connects with today’s mobile audio consumer.
Bobby Bones To Be Featured On CBS TV's Morning Show
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– If you live in Nashville and happened to notice a film crew following around Bobby Bones last week, host of the Premiere syndicated Bobby Bones Show, set your dial for CBS TV next Monday and you'll see why. Correspondent Jan Crawford followed Bones around Nashville and at his WSIX-FM studio for a feature on CBS Morning News, November 25th. No details were provided as to what questions she asked, but as one of radio's fastest rising stars, you can bet she asked about what plans are in store for his show in 2014. Meanwhile, Bones wrote on his FB page this week from KSSN 96/Little Rock in his hometown of Arkansas: "Adding a lot of cities to the show in 2014, but its awesome to be on at home." Bobby was born in Hot Springs Ark. His first radio gig was at the age of 18 on the college radio station KSH 91.1 The Switch at Henderson State University. After graduating from college in 2002, he was hired by a Little Rock station, KQAR - Q100, to host The Bobby Bones Night Show. This week his show took over mornings at KSSN in Little Rock following the move of longtime hosts Bob Robbins and Jennifer Trafford to sister station 105.1 The Wolf.
TOP NEWS FROM THE UK
Iggy Pop Set To Rock BBC Radio For Christmas
By Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 –– BBC Radio 6 Music will be rocking around the Christmas tree this year with the ‘godfather of punk’ Iggy Pop presenting two programmes, a very special interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, plus Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash presenting their own show. Iggy Pop turns radio DJ to present two special programmes – the first on Christmas Day (1-3pm), the second on New Year’s Day (1-3pm). Iggy Pop’s Radio Show will offer 6 Music listeners an exclusive insight into the mind of one of the most influential rockstars of the last 40 years. In the first show he’ll explore the theme of Rockin’ Rebels, and Heartbreak and Heartaches in the second.
Four Million From Radio 2 BBC Radio 2 Has Contributed More Than £4 million ($6.5million) To This Year’s Children in Need Appeal - Live auctions on the Chris Evans breakfast show this week alone raised £2.7m, while over £100,000 was raised at a celebrity gala lunch at The Savoy hotel in London hosted by Sir Terry Wogan. Earlier this month Ken Bruce took his Pop Master quiz to Manchester for an off-air evening event, while Jo Whiley visited a selection of projects funded by the charity with reports broadcast across the station to highlight where the money goes. Radio 2 has also been encouraging listeners to download audio interviews featuring the entire daytime Radio 2 line-up chatting to their heroes. The station’s total at the end of a day of requests in return for pledges today on the BBC Children in Need Jukebox was £4,187,522 ($6,762,010).
Frost Tribute On Radio 2 - Radio 2 will broadcast three tribute shows to Sir David Frost, under the banner 'That Was The Year That Was.' Radio folk Tony Blackburn, Annie Nightingale and Gillian Reynolds are among the guests on the first programme, featuring 1963, which will air on the network on Monday. The series was due to be presented by Sir David, but he died in August, just a few weeks before recording was due to take place. Instead, the former BBC Chairman Lord Grade is hosting the shows, which have become a tribute to the late broadcaster. Episode one features the murder of JFK, the first number one single for The Beatles, Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech and the first episode of Doctor Who. There will also be extracts of Sir David Frost’s That Was The Week That Was, which launched in 1963.
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Guess Which Judges Are Coming Back AGT?
All Of AGT's Judges Returning Next Season - [TV GUIDE]
Eminem Reborn In 'Rolling Stone' - [ROLLING STONE]
Anderson Cooper Extends With CNN - [THR]
Nick Eversman To Play Mick Jagger In James Brown Biopic - [BROADWAY WORLD]
Bob Costas Returns To Host 2014 Sochi Winter Games - [THE WRAP]
EUUUUU: Andy Cohen Turned Lady Gaga's Urine Into Perfume - [CELEBUZZ]
UH OH: Chris Brown Back To Rehab Following Violent Meltdown - [NY DAILY NEWS]
THR: Justin Bieber Doesn't Give A F*** - [EXTRA TV]
Lance Bass Reveals New Solo Project - [E]
Check Out 'Entourage' Cast Reunion - [CINEMA BLEND]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: "Muppets Most Wanted" - [INSIDE MOVIES]
Judge Rules Conservatorship For Casey Kasem Not Necessary
Urges Families To Put Aside 'Bad Blood' And Work Out Visitation Arrangement
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– A Los Angeles judge ruled Tuesday that a conservatorship for Casey Kasem who suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease wasn't necessary, but urged families on both sides to to put their 'bad blood' aside and work out a visitation agreement for Kasem's older kids. According to The New York Daily News, The judge also said a court evaluator had determined Casey Kasem wanted to resume regular visits with his grown children, which stopped abruptly when Kasem became bedridden last summer. Kasem's daughter Kerri (R) scoffed at her estranged stepmom's earlier offer of individual one-hour visits every third Sunday and on holidays. "One hour a month separately under heavy security is treating me like a criminal, treating my family like criminals," Kerri told the Daily News outside court Tuesday. "It's like we're prisoners. Should my father be treated like a prisoner? Once a month he gets visitation with family members for an hour? That's not okay," she said. Grossman told the judge Tuesday that he would try to work out an overall visitation agreement as soon as possible and do his best to arrange for a Thanksgiving visit in the meantime. Both sides met for about an hour outside the judge's courtroom before agreeing to continue negotiations in the comings days.
GLENN BECK: My Kids Inspired New Book [VIDEO]
MOTION: Matt Bradley Promoted To Program Director At K95 Tulsa
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 -– Cox Media GroupTulsa has promoted radio veteran Matt Bradley to Program Director of K95, effective immediately. “Matt has proven he is the best candidate for the job and that he is ready to lead KWEN into the future,” said CMG Tulsa Radio VP and Market Manager Gene Vidler. “Matt has a lot of great ideas that will make KWEN a better station, and he has the support of the entire cluster behind him.” As a 20-year radio veteran, he began his radio career in the Tulsa market working for Federated Media and then to Clear Channel when they acquired Federated’s properties. He has been with CMG Tulsa for 13 years. “I am beyond thrilled to be leading the power house that is K95,” said Bradley. “To be asked to be the Program Director for a radio station that I grew up listening to is a dream come true. I am excited about what lies ahead!”
Dan Rather Talks JFK Assassination With KEX Michael Castner; Still Believes Oswald Was Only Shooter [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– With the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination this Friday, outside of Walter Cronkite, no one perhaps more than TV news icon Dan Rather will be remembered more for his chilling report from Dallas announcing Kennedy's death. This week KEX/Portland's Michael Castner scooped the veteran newsman for his take on that historic occasion, plus he weighed in on CBS News’ special coverage of the 50th anniversary which apparently left him out of its report. He told Castner he is not happy about it, explaining CBS “ignored me completely” in their initial coverage plans, and were only pressured to include some of his reporting from one of the most tragic days in America’s history. He said he still has friends at the network, but said “the corporate entity that owns CBS decided some time ago that they wanted to, in effect, erase me from the coverage .. from history.” Castner also asked him to weigh in on the flawed 60 Minutes Benghazi report. Rather defended reporter Lara Logan who's caught most of the criticism, but said knowing how news works, CBS corporate deserved some of the blame. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
Former Talker/Turned Politician Charged With Cocaine Possession
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 –– U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fort Myers, is scheduled to appear in court today after being charged him with possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. According to the Associated Press, Radel was arrested after buying cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer. The Congressman then released the following statement: “I'm profoundly sorry to let down my family, particularly my wife and son, and the people of Southwest Florida. I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them. ... In facing this charge, I realize the disappointment my family, friends and constituents must feel. Believe me, I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions. However, this unfortunate event does have a positive side. It offers me an opportunity to seek treatment and counseling. I know I have a problem and will do whatever is necessary to overcome it, hopefully setting an example for others struggling with this disease. Please keep my family in your prayers.” The charge carries a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a fine of $1,000. Radel's background includes performing improvisational work at Second City in Chicago. Later, he was a TV and radio talk show host on WINK-TV & 92.5 Fox News Radio.
Robert Conley, First Host Of 'All Things Considered,' Passes Away At 85 - [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2013 Robert Conley, the first host of NPR's All Things Considered, died over the weekend. According to NPR's Eyder Peralta it was Conley who on May 3, 1971, set the tone for NPR's flagship news magazine. As one of the show's current hosts Robert Siegel explains, Conley established that the program would be different. To begin that first broadcast, for example, Conley launched into an unscripted, five-minute riff that introduced a 23-minute piece covering a massive anti-war protest in Washington. NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg, who was a producer in 1971, shared this remembrance of Conley: "Bob was a seasoned newsman with a deep-barreled voice that was made for radio. But he didn't much like some of radio's requirements — like working within the program's time constraints. So he ad-libbed his introductions to reporters' pieces, rather than reading from a pre-timed script. He was marvelously articulate but drove the director crazy when his ad-libbing put a news segment into overtime. Conley joined NPR after stints at NBC News and The New York Times, where he served as a correspondent and bureau chief in places including London, Rome, the Middle East and Africa. Conley died Saturday in Virginia. He was 85 years old. PHOTO/Coburn Dukehart/NPR LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball Concert Tour To Benefit Seacrest Foundation; Makes Stop In Dallas For Kidd's Kids
Ford Brother's TV Show Axed After One Day
Kelly Clarkson Gets Christmas Wish, Now Preggers - [ABC NEWS]
Material Girl Tops Forbe's Highest Paid Musicians List - [FORBES]
Adam Levine Is People Magazine's Hunk Of The Year - [PEOPLE]
UH OH: Ford Bros. TV Show Cancelled - [MEDIAITE]
FULL MONTY: Python Group Reuniting for Stage Show - [BBC]
Winona Ryder On Board For 'Beetlejuice 2' - [THE DAILY BEAST]
Barneys Cancels Jay Z Event - [NY DAILY NEWS]
'Rising Star' Competition Series Coming To ABC - [DEADLINE]
'Dumb & Dumber' Set For November 2014 Release - [COMING SOON]
New York Graffiti Landmark Gets Makeover - [NEWS SKY]
'Twice Born' Trailer & Poster With Penelope Cruz & Emile Hirsch Released - [RED CARPET CRASH]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'The Nut Job' Coming This January - [MOVIEPONE]
War Of Words Escalate In Kasem Family Feud
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Ahead of today's scheduled probate hearing, attorneys for Jean Kasem are once again attacking the motives of her husband's children from his first marriage. According to The Beverly Hills Patch, In papers filed by his Jean Kasem, she claims "These children single-handedly and irreparably shattered the lives of their father (Casey Kasem), his wife and youngest daughter, the calm of their home and their neighborhood by engaging in uncalled for public demonstrations and personal attacks in the media," Jean Kasem's latest court papers state. "They are doing so with a professionally orchestrated media and legal campaign that has disgraced their father and vilified their stepmother ..." On Oct. 15, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roy Paul said he would need more information about the situation before taking any action and set today's hearing to consider a conservatorship petition by Julie (L), Kerri and Mike Kasem. The judge asked for an independent evaluation of the elder Kasem, who suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease, by a physician agreed upon by all parties, as well as a report by a probate investigator. Julie Kasem stated under penalty of perjury in her conservatorship petition that she does not owe her father money as stated in Jean Kasem's court papers, stating her stepdaughter in fact borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars from him over the years and did not repay the money. Last month Jean Kasem filed court documents stating “My husband is terminally ill and unable to leave home.” PHOTO/Shutterstock 1
Howard Stern Extends With AGT; Hopes Fellow Judges Come Back
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Amid speculation that TV's 'X-Factor' could be in trouble, that's hardly the case for NBC's "America's Got Talent,' and apparently co-judge, Howard Stern is feeling it as well. On today's SiriusXM radio show he announced he had extended with the series. "Well, I really, really did struggle with this decision because … I've been working a long time," Stern told listeners. "I really wanted to decide if this was going to take away too much … free time. Did I really still enjoy doing it? Did I have something to say? Is it something I should be involved with still ... It started out as a goof … Now it's becoming a job. I thought I'd do it for one season. And then I said … let me go back [for] a second season, I think I'll be better at it ... But anyway, after much thought, and much neurotic whining to everyone in my life — and believe me … I want to thank the following people for listening to me over and over again: my wife, oy … she put up with a lot. She's like … just make a decision already, she couldn't take it ..." He then went on to say that executives at NBC adjusted the scheduling to accommodate him more, so they made me feel very special." He then cut the tease short and said "I am going back for one season more." Quivers asked if all the judges were coming back, Stern said, "I'm assuming. Let's put it this way, when they asked me if it was conditional, I said … let them all come back!" PHOTO/NBC
Bob Robbins, Jennifer Trafford Crossover To KMJX 105.1 The Wolf Little Rock; Bobby Bones Takes Over At KSSN-FM
The War Room With Quinn & Rose Show Cancelled On WPGB/104.7 Pittsburgh
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– (Jim) Quinn and Rose (Somma-Tennent) left the air unexpectedly from their regionally syndicated morning show which originates from WPGB/104.7 Pittsburgh. CCME confirmed on Monday that the pair no longer works there. Covering the slot was David Bloomquist from WWVA-1170 in Wheeling, W.VA. According to triblive.com, “WPGB tried to reach new terms with Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent, but proved unsuccessful. Spokesperson Kathryn Ferri said. “We support and thank them for the contributions they have made.” Meanwhile, on Quinn and Rose's website, they assured fans they would return to the air. “We want our listeners to know how much we have enjoyed bringing you the news every morning. We feel like we are all part of one big family ... our commitment has been, and will always be, to conservative values and to this great country of ours.” Some of their affiliates report getting little notice. Among them, WYSL 1040 in Rochester, NY claimed on its website it received email notice of this termination 'literally 10 minutes before their scheduled Monday morning broadcast. Quinn and Rose first broadcast on WRRK-96.9/Pittsburgh, but moved to WPGB in 2004 when Clear Channel began its FM news-talk format. Before going talk, Quinn spent many years on Pittsburgh's music stations including a highly successful run at then EZ Communication's WBZZ-93.7, (B94).
KJ97 San Antonio Brings Out The Stars For Randy Carroll's 30th Anniversary
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– KJ97 KAJA-FM will honor Morning Show Host, Randy Carroll, on his 30th anniversary with the station on Tuesday, December 10 at the annual KJ 97 Star Party at Cowboys Dancehall. The event will feature performances by Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kacey Musgraves, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell and Charlie Worsham, as well as special video tributes to Carroll from some of the biggest names in country music. Carroll, a native of Pleasanton, Texas, began his career with KJ 97 in 1983 and now Co-Hosts the KJ and Friends Morning Show with Jamie Martin, weekdays from 5-10:00 a.m. He has been honored with multiple industry awards throughout his career, most recently recognized with Martin by the Country Music Association for Large Market Personality of the Year in 2012. “Randy is a San Antonio radio legend, and we are very blessed to have him as a member of our Clear Channel family,” said Marlene Trevino, President and Market Manager of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Antonio.
John Garabedian Named Broadcaster Of The Year In Mass.
UPDATE; Shanon Murphy Back Home, Doing Okay, Seriously Uncomfortable
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– Here's the latest update on Kraddick Show member Shanon Murphy, aka Psycho Shanon. From her latest Facebook post she wrote: "I'm doing OK. On a LOT of meds. Seriously uncomfortable. Couldn't pass a field sobriety test if my life depended on it. Can't focus well and I lean to the left more than usual. It could be much worse, though. So thankful for everything you guys have blessed me with through all of this. My brain thanks you. It really does. I'm bummed about missing the Kidd's Kids trip this year, but I guess it's just not in the cards. I would 't have been able to do anything. Not even carry a kid. A couple more weeks of "this" and then hopefully back up to somewhat normal. With a little less brain matter. And fewer staples and stitches in my head (L). Got my walker delivered today (yay) and my mom and aunt washed my hair for me. Now I have to figure out what alarms to set for what meds and head to bed for a dr appt in the morning. Brain surgery isn't fun, folks. So don't go putting it on your Christmas list. Night."
Former Agent Gets Head Shaved Following POTUS Apology
Kanye West Joins As First Guest On Bret Easton Ellis' Podcast Launch
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2013 –– We are now convinced there are multiple Kanye West. In yet another of his many sightings, this week he became the first guest for 'Less Than Zero' and 'American Psycho's provocative novelist Bret Easton Ellis as he launched his own podcast via PodcastOne. West once again declared himself a “creative genius” even though he claims to have trouble spelling “genius.” New shows will air each week with the entertainment industry’s top writers, directors, actors and musicians joining Ellis to discuss the issues and complexities that keep the creative world turning. PodcastOne Chairman/CEO Norm Pattiz said, “Bret is a writer’s writer with a huge fan base. Now his fans have the unique opportunity to listen and learn how one of the most fascinating minds in popular culture ticks.”
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Meet Jerry Kunkel, The Dallas 'DJ' Who First Broke The News Of President John Kennedy's Death [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– This Friday, November 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. While most reports will recall the occasion with classic footage of then CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite or Dan Rather breaking the news, the name Jerry Kunkel may pass without much notice. But in reality, as a 22 year old disc jockey for KBOX/Dallas, a chance visit to a hospital men's room led to his getting what would apparently become the media's first report of the President's death. He tells Oklahoma's News 9 TV, he was likely admitted inside Parkland hospital because he wore a suit and may have been mistaken for secret service. Once inside he walked freely until seeing a group of real agents and then he headed to the men's room. Shortly afterward, Kunkel encountered a man in the men’s room at the hospital who identified himself as Dr. M.T. Jenkins, head of anesthesiology at Parkland Hospital.“I asked him if the president was dead, and he said, ‘Oh yes,’” Kunkel said. Kunkel ran to the nearest pay phone and called the station. KBOX announced the news a full 16 minutes before anyone else. Kunkel was asked by News 9's Steve Shaw: "You think it was one shooter?" Kunkel: "Um hmm." Steve: "You think it was Oswald?"Kunkel: "Um hmm." Steve: "Two shots?" Kunkel: "Umm hmm." READ MORE IN THE ENID NEWS WATCH VIDEO HERE
'Freakin' Magical:' Randi Rhodes Staying With Premiere Networks
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– After first confirming last week with politico.com that liberal talker Randi Rhodes would be dropped from its lineup, Peter Tripi, the network's SVP of affiliate relations wrote in a memo “In a happy turn of events, we are pleased to announce that Premiere Networks will continue to produce and distribute The Randi Rhodes Show.”... Tripi added “We apologize for any inconvenience the previous announcement caused, but look forward to a very successful 2014 with The Randi Rhodes Show.” Although specifics of the new deal weren't disclosed, a source tells politico.com that Rhodes is back on for one-year through Dec. 2014. As Jockline reported last week, Rhodes suggested to her listeners since October that her days on radio were “totally numbered.” Discussing the change of course on Friday's show, Rhodes that “the final story is the company has changed their mind.” “Since October, October, I knew that the plan was that the show was going to be canceled,” she said. “And I knew that. And I just didn’t want to spend my last few months with you, you know, talking about me.” Then, on Thursday, Rhodes says, “I got news that was pretty freaking magical. Now, I don’t know exactly what happened. I really don’t. ... All I can tell you is I got a phone call saying ‘Listen, there are still opportunities for you and 2014 is a very important year. There are a lot of things that are happening in 2014. We seriously don’t want to lose your voice in 2014. We do want another perspective.’ At first she told them 'Let me think.. "YES" she said.
Citadel Prevails In Lawsuit With Insurer Over Katrina Damages
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– According to law360, a Louisiana state jury decided Wednesday that Citadel Broadcasting Corp. (now Cumulus) is owed nearly $9 million in a breach of contract suit accusing Axis US Insurance Co. of not fully compensating the company for damages its radio stations incurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The jury said Citadel is owed $5.9 million over claims that business interruptions caused by the disaster resulted in lost advertising revenue for the radio stations and $2.9 million over claims that Axis acted in bad faith with its insurance policy. The jury decided that the insurer had breached its contract to pay for damages incurred by three of its New Orlean's stations, KKND/102.9, KMEZ/106.7 and WDVW (now WRKN/92.3). Axis had attempted to avoid payment by claiming "a loss of market exclusion" in the policy which precluded Citadel's claims and the company needed to conduct a customer-by-customer analysis. Citadel's attorney said that the verdict demonstrated the jury’s total rejection of the insurer’s so-called ‘loss of market’ exclusion.
CBS's KROQ LA Teams With Red Cross For Typhoon Relief In The Philippines
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– CBS radio's KROQ in Los Angeles is teaming up with Red Cross to raise funds for typhoon relief in the Philippines. The station will auction off ten pairs of Ultimate Experience Packages to their flagship holiday concert extravaganza, the 24th Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas at the intimate Shrine Auditorium. The auction will feature five pairs of tickets for Night One (Saturday, Dec. 7) and five pairs of tickets for Night Two (Sunday, Dec. 8) of the epic show. Bidding on the packages has already begun here, and continues through Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:00AM/PST. In addition to a pair of tickets in the pit for the night, the highest bidders will also get two VIP Artist Access Passes, and the chance to introduce one of the spectacular bands, alongside a KROQ DJ. 100% of the money raised in this auction will benefit Red Cross’ Disaster Fund.
99.5 WZPL's Smiley Morning Show Grants 66 Wishes In 36 Hours For Whopping $528,000
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Entercom's 99.5 WZPL-FM/Indianapolis, the Smiley Morning Show and their generous listeners granted a record number of wishes during the 17th Annual 99.5 WZPL Request-a-thon to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Indiana. More than $528,000 was donated by listeners during a 36 hour event, enough to grant “wishes” for 66 area children with a life-threatening medical condition. The past record was set last year with $471,000. To date, WZPL’s Request-a-thon has generated a grand total of over $4 million and granted over 750 wishes during its seventeen year history, thanks to generous listeners. In addition to listener donations, the 2013 Request-a-thon was generously funded by corporate sponsors including TCU (Teachers Credit Union), Breedlove Dobbs Heating & Cooling and Williams Comfort Air. PHOTO/ L-R Paul Poteet, Producer Will Pfaffenberger, Kari Johll, Dave Smiley and Toni Williams.
MOTION: Jessica Tyler Teams With Diaz In Mornings At WQNU-FM Louisville; 100.5 The Wolf/Wichita Welcomes Brad Streeter To Mornings; Frank Morano To Host New Weekend Morning Show At 970 the Answer
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Jessica Tyler joins WQNU-FM/Louisville as its new Music Director and morning co-host with current host Diaz and the show will be called, tahdahhhhh: "Diaz & Jess." She follows Kris Daniels, who recently left for KCYE-FM/Las Vegas for similar duties. –––––––––– 100.5 THE WOLF (KVWF) Wichita welcomes Long-time Wichita radio personality Brad Streeter to mornings. He re-joins long-time friend and recent addition to The Wolf, Cathy Carrier, who was hired in February as an occasional co-host in the mornings as well as their exclusive weather forecaster. The Wolf’s new lineup begins today with Streeter on-air from 6am-10am, Pat James from 10am to 3pm, Colby Ericson 3pm to 7pm, and Patrick Murphy from 7pm to Midnight. –––––––––– 970 The Answer New York's Frank Morano tells Jockline Daily, "In what’s likely to be the biggest thing to happen to radio since Lee de Forest invented the Audion, I’m incredibly pleased to tell you that beginning last weekend, I began hosting a new morning radio show on AM 970 THE ANSWER in NYC. “Morano in the Morning” will air from 4am-8am on AM 970 and I’ll no longer be heard on Friday evenings. While I will certainly miss doing overnights, I’m thrilled that this new program will begin at 4 AM before the sun is up and before many night owls have gone to bed. For our debut in our new time slot 4am-8am, I’ll be joined by Kenny Kramer, the real life basis for the Seinfeld character of Kramer. –––––––––
Syracuse Show Falls For German Staring At Boobs Study Hoax [VIDEO]
Host Says Whether True Or Not, Staring At Breasts "Does Make U Feel Better"
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– During a a Friday afternoon fitness event, 95X/Syracuse's "The People's Show' with The Big Smoothie (left), among the sage bits of advice offered by the show was a study which showed that staring at a woman's breasts for 10 minutes every day could increase your life expectancy. According to syracuse.com, the show said that German researchers proved in a study that looking at breasts could reduce men's anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure while relieving other heart-related health conditions. The only problem, however, was that no such study exists. The study which was claimed to be published in the New England Journal had been debunked long before. As understood, the study was said to have included two groups of males: one that did not look at female breasts for five years, and another that did. Reached for comment by syracuse.com on Saturday, show host Big Smoothie"didn't defend the study, saying "I do fun stuff, whether it's true or not," he said. He added in an email that staring at breasts "does make u feel better," whether there's a study that proves it or not. WATCH VIDEO HERE
NICK CANNON: Mariah Wasn't Referring To Minaj As Satan In Radio Interview
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– I guess you can call it the radio interview that keeps on giving. Last week in an interview with Hot 97 New York's Angie Martinez show, Mariah Carey sent the gossipverse into overdrive by saying being a judge on "American Idol" was like "going to work every day in hell with Satan." Not surprisingly, most assumed Carey was referring to her then fellow judge, Nicki Mina, with whom she had often sparred. But last week, during an appearance with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood, hubby Nick Cannon, defended the comment saying. "I don't think [her 'Satan' comment] was about the people on the panel. It's about when someone tells you something and paints a picture one way, and then that's not the case." He told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Friday's Access Hollywood Live. "If she's used to being treated a certain way and then you have a network that says, 'No, we're gonna do this,' then..." Cannon added, despite all of the zingers and thinly-veiled insults hurled back and forth between Mariah and Nicki, Nick maintained that the singer was more upset with the show situation itself than her rapper co-judge.
Longtime Altoona Host, Steve "Frogman" Kelsey Passes Away At 56
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013 –– Froggy 98/Altoona's original morning host since it's 1991 inception, Steve "Frogman' Kelsey passed away last Friday following a stoke. Kelsey was the host of "The Froggy Family Breakfast Club" along with co-host Kellie Green. Donna Himes, operation manager at Forever Broadcasting and program director for Froggy 98, said in a statement that Kelsey is "irreplaceable," as he influenced people through both radio hosting and outside gigs as a DJ .. He not only was our beloved morning announcer. He was part of weddings and teen dances spanning several generations, and loved community service and visiting the 'tadpoles' in schools," Himes said. "Our hearts are broken."
REPORT: Australian Radio Network Looks To KIIS LA Branding For Anticipated Arrival of Top Show
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2013TH, 2013 –– Australia's radio's biggest stars, Kyle Sandiland and Jackie O sent shockwaves through the industry with their recent announcement that they would be leaving the top rated 2Day FM by year's end. Now comes word that The Australian Radio Network has registered the domain name for LA's top 40 station KIIS-FM suggesting it might change its Mix brand and music format in anticipation of Kyle Sandiland's arrival, according to The Australian KIIS-FM is, of course, owned by Clear Channel and, according to the report, half-owner of the ARN with APN News and Media. Speedlink Services, whose holding company is ARN, registered the KIIS domain name locally last Monday amid belief that the network would shift its format to Clear Channel's KIIS or KIIS brand, to better fit the anticipated arrival of Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O after their resignation from Southern Cross Austereo's 2Day FM. All parties are said to deny there are current negotiations between Sandilands/Jackie O and ARN, although any talks before the FM ratings leaders' program winds up on 2Day on November 29 would be seen as an inducement to break a contract and could cost ARN dearly. Of note, Sandilands doesn't have a non-compete period in his current contract with 2Day FM owner Southern Cross Austero
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Shanon Murphy On The Mend Following Brain Surgery
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– Today's Jockline Daily will look more like a medical than media report, but fortunately, the news is looking up. First update is from Dallas, where we've been following the progress of Kraddick Show host, "Psycho" Shanon (Murphy). On her Facebook page, we caught the crafty work of her Dallas surgeons (left) who were able to remove about 99% of her tumor. Co-host Kellie Rasberry wrote "Shanon just got back in her hospital bed, fresh from doing an extremely slow lap around the hospital floor. She's not sure how she feels about it, but I'm digging her new haircut. They let her keep her hair that was shaved off for the surgery, but when she asked the doctor if she could keep the tumor in a jar, he said no. She's about to show me a picture of it, instead. They removed her tumor but they left her sense of humor! She's so disappointed that she's not going on the Kidd's Kids trip, so please keep her lifted up in your prayers as she continues to heal! - Kelly" - Send your best wishes to Shanon HERE
Condition Improving For Milwaukee's Steve 'The Homer' True
'THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– While still in intensive care following his car being broadsided by another vehicle who went through a red light, reports now are that Steve "The Homer" True are considerably brighter than they were Wednesday. According to jsonline.com, Free was taken to Froedtert Hospital where he was listed in critical condition and was being treated for a head injury. Yesterday morning, True was said to be up and alert and in good spirits. Marquette coach Buzz Williams, for whom True calls games, said "His wife was there. His youngest son was there. I would say he's doing better than you could possibly imagine for what had happened. I think it's near miraculous that he is alive. And considering the shape that he's in, it's maybe just as miraculous that he is OK. I was happy to see him. I feel a lot better." A source said True was looking forward to being moved out of the intensive care unit at the hospital and into a regular room. A spokesman for WAUK/ESPN 540 said late Thursday afternoon that True's status had been upgraded to stable condition at the Hospital. "I've spoken to Homer and he is very alert and, not surprisingly, very talkative," said Craig Karmazin, President and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting. "He and his wife, Nancy, and their family are deeply appreciative and humbled by the outpouring of prayers and support," Karmazin said. "We are amazed at Homer's courage and resiliency and hope to deliver more positive updates in the coming days."
Peterson Gets Balloon Angioplasty Following Heart Attack; Looks To Return Next Week
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– Looks like former Marine Kim "The Kimmer" Peterson is showing some true grit as the just arrived All News 106.7 afternoon host said he hoped to be out of the hospital yesterday after doctors unclogged an artery via a balloon angioplasty. This followed his suffering a severe heart attack on Sunday. He told The AJC's Rodney Ho " "I have ESPN on .. I'm tucked into bed. I'm feeling great." Following the balloon treatment, he may have a stent placed in another tiny artery in three weeks. As Jockline Daily reported earlier this week, Peterson felt chest pains Sunday afternoon but didn't go to the doctor for nearly 48 hours. After doing his show on Monday's Veteran's Day the pain so he headed for the hospital. Peterson says he's on Plavix, a blood thinner, and on a low sodium diet. He said he lost 35 pounds while in retirement and is in great physical shape. "Doctors said if I hadn't been in such good shape, I could have died Monday," he said. Peterson had just joined the all news Cumulus outlet a mere 6 days before suffering a heart attack. He was last heard in Atlanta in 2006 on Clear Channel's WGST where he had been part of the airstaff since the early 90's.
Nielsen Acquisition Spawns Layoffs In Audio Division
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– Nielsen, which acquired Arbitron in September, confirmed Thursday that it has begun laying off employees but no number or names were given. According to The Baltimore Sun, the company said it is restructuring its Nielsen Audio division as a result of the merger. In a brief statement it posted: "Nielsen is implementing changes across the company to enhance growth and to align our resources to meet and exceed client needs. These changes will improve productivity and innovation for the benefit of our organization, clients and shareholders." Among those we've learned who will be exiting include Ron Rodrigues (L), a familiar face and longtime supporter of MSBC and TSBC. He'll remain with Nielsen until early next year, after which time he'll be a free agent and looking to return to radio. Reach out to him at email@example.com.
Cumulus Plans Sale Of Land Under KABC And KLOS; Experts Set Value At $90M
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 ––
Ted And Amy Hit 25 Year Mark At 93Q Syracuse [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– After waking up in the dark for a quarter of a century, Ted Long and Amy Robbins (shown) they'll be celebrating 25 years this week as on-air partners as "Ted and Amy In The Morning" on 93Q in Syracuse. Robbins told cnycentral.com "We are best friends," Robbins said. "She is the planner. We used to have a producer, but Amy would wind up taking over and doing it her way, so that didn't work out," Long recalls of their many years together. They began as a team in November of 1988. Long was already on the air doing mornings at 93Q. Robbins was first hired to read the news, but then quickly segued to co-host. CNY writes What many listeners probably do not know is how seriously Robbins and Long take their partnership when it comes to business. They negotiate their contracts as a team. As Long put it, "We realized early on that we were more valuable together than separate." They generally take the same vacation time off, as not to disrupt the show too much. They earn the same salary and plan to remain a force in morning radio for years to come. "I think the best way to say it is that we will be here as long as the station will have us," Long said. This Saturday's a special celebration is planned for Ted & Amy's anniversary. WATCH VIDEO HERE
Macy's and CCME Team For Mstyleradio
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– The marriage of music and fashion has been at the cornerstone of pop culture for decades. Today, Macy's and Clear Channel will officially launch mstyleradio, a new digital radio station that captures the spirit of this fusion of culture for a millennial audience. "What we're doing with mstyleradio is both innovative and exciting, and it's a great extension of iHeartRadio's partnership with Macy's" said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. At launch, the station will feature liveClear Channel DJ's seven days a week, playing established artists, icons and up and coming talent. Three DJ's will rotate shifts to provide 15 hours of live coverage per day. Alex, the station's fashion muse, a 23-year old currently based at Clear Channel Austin, has a passion for fashion and sports. Valentine, hailing from Miami's Y100, will spin a mix of the latest in pop culture and gossip, as well as the nation's top hits. Always plugged in to social media from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram, Valentine is the ultimate guy next door. And finally, Nathan Fast rounds out the DJ cast. The wheeler dealer of the group, Nathan worked his way up the ladder tackling several radio gigs from Las Vegas to Idaho and currently Clear Channel San Diego.
PRODUCER For Top Show Wanted At Cumulus Media
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media is now on the hunt for a top producer for one of its shows. This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity for the right person. Must have experience at producing successful shows with a proven track record; be creative, focused, and can organize a program and its content as well as direct a staff to compete at the highest level. This is a chance to practice what you do on the biggest national stage. Apply in the strictest of confidence; to Cumulusradio.firstname.lastname@example.org ... Put "Producer" in the subject line. Cumulus Media is an equal opportunity employer.
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Milwaukee Host Remains In Critical Condition Following Collision With Drunken Driver [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– A popular Milwaukee radio sports host, Steve 'The Homer" True, was involved in serious auto crash which left the host in critical condition. FOX6 News report that True was headed eastbound when he was struck by a car driven by a Milwaukee man who witnesses say failed to stop for a red traffic signal. True was taken to an area hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Police report the driver of the vehicle that struck True’s vehicle was arrested on intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, causing great bodily harm. A source familiar with the crash scene says the driver already has a past conviction involving OWI. True works for ESPN 540, where he co-host the “Homer and Thunder” show from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The president and CEO of Good Karma Broadcasting, Craig Karmazin, released a statementt Wednesday night writing: "I spoke with Homer's wife, Nancy, tonight," Karmazin said. "She said Homer is doing pretty well and that doctors want to monitor his condition overnight. On behalf of the True family and all of us at ESPN Wisconsin, I'd like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers." True join Good Karma in 2005 and is co-host of its afternoon show on WAUK (ESPN 540). True turned 59 on Wednesday. WATCH VIDEO HERE
Radio's Rickey Smiley Post Bond For 80 Yr. Old Woman Charged With Assault [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Smiley said on his show that he wasn't defending the crime of "pulling guns out on people,” but said he just didn’t want (Tempie Strickland - shown below) to die in jail before she was able to be judged by her peers. “When it comes to seniors, I’m really sensitive, says Smiley. At first, Rickey says he saw the hilarity in the story, but then it made him think of his beloved and deceased grandmother and great grandmother. “It moved me in a certain way,” Smiley said. “I started digging…I wanted her released.” What moved Smiley most was Strickland herself, because when she was asked in an interview how long she would be behind bars, she didn’t know if her last days alive would be without freedom. Smiley says, “It broke my heart,” and added that everyone deserves due process. Smiley posted the necessary bond money (originally set at $100,000), and now Tempie Strickland has been released from custody. Originally, Strickland was being held in the Mansfield,TX jail on attempted murder after pointing a gun in her ex-husband's chest. Charges were later reduced to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Tempie's bond was reduced. According to Fox 4/Ft. Worth, Police said the woman pointed a gun at 73-year-old Sterling Strickland's chest Sunday night because she was fed up with him staying out late at the barber shop and bingo. She pulled the trigger, but the weapon didn't fire. In addition to Smiley's syndicated show, he is also featured on TV's Dish Nation. PHOTOS/screen grab - Rickey Smiley Show WATCH VIDEO HERE
MORE: Nickelodeon Buys Kid's Game Show From Ryan Seacrest
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Hard to imagine, but you can chalk up one more project to uber media star, Ryan Seacrest's resume: Kid's Game Show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nickelodeon has ordered 40 half-hour episodes of 'Go Viral,' a show that features kid contestants as they compete in elimination challenges revolving around viral videos. 'Go Viral' will be produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, with Seacrest and Adam Sher serving as executive producers. It's set to premiere next summer. Game shows aren't new to Nickelodeon. Back in the 90's they featured such shows as “Double Dare,” “Wild and Crazy Kids,” “GUTS,” “Legends of the Hidden Temple” and “Figure It Out.” With “Go Viral,” “We are adapting the format to reflect the way kids consume content today,” said Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s president of content development and production in a statement. 'Go Viral joins a burgeoning list of shows for Seacrest Productions, including E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, 'Married to Jonas,' The Wanted Life and Shahs of Sunset and numerous others. He also is host of Fox's long running 'American Idol', a regular contributor to NBC TV, host of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve Special. Oh yes, he's also host of a weekly morning show on KIIS-FM Los Angeles.
MOTION: Peter Bolger Named OM/PD WLS AM; Ramsey Crosses To WLAC Nashville; Randi Rhodes Dropped From Premiere; Ace & TJ Add KBUD, Oxford
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media has named Peter Bolger as Operations Manager/Program Director for WLS-AM 890 in Chicago. Most recently he served as Director of AM Programming for Clear Channel’s flagship News Radio 1200 WOAI as well as Ticket 760 Sports Radio in San Antonio, TX. Prior stints have included 20 years in Miami radio, with roles Paxson Communication and Program Director at WIOD and WINZ. Bolger added “I want to thank John Dickey, Mike McVay and Donna Baker for the opportunity to be part of the historic WLS brand. I can’t wait to get started.” –––––Syndicated host Dave Ramsey (L) will be moving his show from 102.5 The Game to Clear Channel owned NewsRadio WLAC beginning in 2014. According to the Tennesean, Ramsey had switched to WPRT in January, a station which features mostly sports programming. Before joining WPRT, Ramsey's show had a 20-year run on WWTN-FM Supertalk 99.7. ––––––––––––– After much speculation, Premiere Networks announced on Wednesday that it would be dropping The Randi Rhodes' (Upper R) show show from its roster at year-end. Rhodes had been saying to her listeners since October that her days on radio were "totally numbered." In a note from Premiere's Rachel Nelson to POLITICO she wrote: "Premiere Networks will no longer produce and distribute The Randi Rhodes Show after Tuesday, December 31, 2013." Regular guest host Nicole Sandler will fill in for Rhodes from Dec. 16-31, making Rhodes' likely last day on air this year Dec. 13. ––––––––––– The Ace & TJ Show has added a new affiliate to their growing syndication list, 1021 KBUD-FM, a Flinn Broadcasting Station. 1021 is a New Rock Alternative station in Oxford, Mississippi. Donald Biggs is the GM of KBUD-FM. “Just like everyone else in the country, the people of Oxford are going to flippin LOVE me!," quipped TJ. The Ace & TJ Show syndicates to more than a dozen markets in the formats CHR, Hot AC, Classic Hits and Country. Syndication information is available at www.acetjnetwork.com or by emailing AGoodman@AceTJ.com.
WestwoodOne & The Weather Channel Ink Multi-Year Contract Extension
Mariah Carey Rips On American Idol: "It Was Like Going To Hell With Satan - [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Even before last season's American Idol had gotten underway, fireworks between its judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj all but consumed the weekly news. Unfortunately, all that pre-publicity wasn't enough to spark the ratings and by season's end, several judges and support staff were headed to the exit door. On Wednesday Carey joined Hot 97 New York's Angie Martinez Show to promote her new album, "The Art of Letting Go," and, in a bit of irony, wasn't letting go of some hard feelings still lingering from last season's show. When asked what it was like, Carey said "It was like going to hell with satan." She said that when she was first hired for the show it was suppose to be just 3 judges. without mentioning names, you got the feeling things may have begun to unravel with the addition of a fourth judge. Gee, now who would that have been? Carey also said the money was nice, but also brought up the politics of people being put through. WATCH VIDEO HERE
The Chop Shop Guitar Show Presents 10th Annual Free TSO Holiday Special
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– For the 10th year in a row, Envision Radio Networks® The Chop Shop Guitar Show is bringing back one of radio’s favorite holiday traditions: The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special! This FREE two-hour special is the perfect radio supplement for any TSO concert with two hours of music and behind the scenes details from the largest seasonal tour in the world! Host Steve Black was granted rare backstage access to this year’s TSO tour, which is the band’s biggest stage and light show to date. TSO creator Paul O’Neil explains, “Trans-Siberian Orchestra is well known in the recording studio/touring world for their extremely closed door sessions, and Steve Black was one of the very few for which that rule does not apply." During these exclusive backstage interviews, O’Neil and the band’s four guitarists discuss the all-new staging, expanded video content, and their plans for the future. The band members also share funny stories about the early days of the group, the albums they received as Christmas gifts, and why TSO resonates with people of all ages. The 10th Annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Special is available for download beginning November 20th. Interested stations should contact Melissa Bachtel at 216-831-3761 or email@example.com PHOTO/Right (L - R: Joel Hoekstra, Chris Caffery, The Chop Shop’s Steve Black, Jeff Plate & Johnny Lee Middleton)
TOP NEWS FROM THE UK
Lady Gaga Pressured Into Leaving Song About Lady Diana Off Album
By Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2013 –– Lady Gaga will join Jessie J, Dizzee Rascal, Jason Derulo and Little Mix on the second day of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball on December 8. She will perform on the second day of the annual event at London's O2 Arena, alongside Rudimental, Lawson, John Newman and The Vamps. Katy Perry, Rizzle Kicks, James Arthur and Ellie Goulding have already been confirmed for the first day on December 7. This is her second appearance at the event, as she previously performed in 2009. It has been revealed Lady GaGa was pressured into leaving her controversial song about Princess Diana’s death off her new album. Titled Princess Die, it was originally planned as one of the tracks, but her record company bosses urged her to remove it.
BBC Radio DJ Passes Out Live On Air - Six months after she was taken off afternoon show for sounding drunk, Paula White was conducting an interview with an exotic pets expert on BBC Radio Stoke when she passed out. Listeners reportedly heard Paula attempting to say the word 'exotic' moments before a song was played. When it finished, there was silence. It has been reported by several newspapers that she was unconscious in the studio for several minutes before paramedics arrived. The host who usually follows her three-hour show, Den Siegertsz, stepped in early. The BBC has now removed the recording of the show on the radio station's website. Paula has been removed from the station's schedule also. In May, Paula was taken off the air after listeners complained she sounded drunk. After 30 minutes, a colleague took over and announced: ‘Paula is not feeling well and has gone home.’ At one point Ms White said: ‘It’s a P-A-R-T-Y because I said sooooo. Some people will say, “Oh, thank goodness she’s gone.”
Dizzee Rascal Attacks Radio 1 On Twitter - Dizzee Rascal has sent tweets aimed at BBC Radio 1 which show his anger towards the station. He tweeted on Tuesday evening: “Who ever does Radio 1 playlist suck my di*k! I’m tired of you Co*ksuckers you better stop playing me. Make up your fu**ing minds!!!” and “I’m tired of putting up with these 2 faced pricks at Radio 1! If anyone’s got a problem let me know. All this nice guy shi*s dead!” After hundreds of retweets and replies, including one from The Hits Radio saying his song is playing on their station, he continued: “Fu*k Live Lounge! If I gotta keep fighting to get my shi* played why bother doing someone else’s song so you can sell it on ur shitty comp!” Then finished it off an hour later with: “Going against radio 1 aint smart but I’m tired holding it down and being a good little ni**er. You’re full of sh*t Bar the specialists.” and “When Americans get played in on radio1 they make allowances for profanity, but if it’s coming from the ni**er down the road it’s a problem!”
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SHOCKER: Lady Gaga Open To Threesome With Boyfriend - [E]
William Hurt To Star In 'Challenger Disaster' - [POST STAR]
'50 Shades' Stars Cover EW - [EW]
Kate Moss Bares All For Playboy's 60th Anniversary Issue - [EXTRA TV]
Britney Spears 90 Min. Documentary Premieres December 22nd - [THE WRAP]
UH OH: Jillian Michaels Breaks Rules On 'Biggest Loser;' Ruben Studdard Is Coming Back - [E]
Matthew Perry Reunites With Courteney Cox As Guest On 'Cougar Town' - [TV GUIDE]
Jessica Chastain Does First-Ever Vogue Cover - [DAILY MAIL]
Andy Cohen Re-Ups With Bravo - [NY TIMES]
Andy Kauffman's Brother Says He's Not Sure If His Brother Is Dead Or Alive - [CINEMA BLEND]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Angelina Jolie In 'Malevicent' - [COMING SOON]
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Minneapolis Radio Host Viciously Attacked On Way To Work [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– WCCO/Minneapolis' host Steve Murphy was viciously attacked on his way to work this week. He told Fox 9 News while taking his usual jog to the bus stop, "he noticed an older-model white SUV had stopped, driver got out and headed towards me -- then, I knew I was about to robbed, assaulted," Murphy told Fox 9 News. "I thought at the time, 'If I see him again, I'm in trouble,'" Murphy explained. "I was." He says even though he changed his route, the SUV caught up with him. "I thought, 'This is it. After all the times I've avoided being accosted, it's going to happen to me now and I don't know how it's going to turn out,'" Murphy said. "He tackled me from behind, put me in a choke hold and put my arm behind me," said Murphy. Knowing his attackers were after his wallet, he took it out. "Once snatched, they were gone in a flash," Murphy said. Despite being bloody and bruised, Murphy made it to the bus stop where the drive took Murphy to a medical center where doctors treated a large cut to his forehead as well as a contusion to his chest. "I'm much better now. I've had 5 days to heal from this attack," Murphy said. He also says he plans now to drive to work instead of jogging to the bus stop Watch video HERE
WMMS Cleveland's Shane French Heads Back To Court On December 5th Over July 4th Scuffle
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Shane French, host of WMMS/Cleveland's Rover's Morning Glory" returned to court yesterday where he faces more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from an altercation with an off-duty police officer over the July 4th weekend. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges including inducing panic, assault, criminal damaging and resisting arrest. According to WKYC TV, French's attorney and prosecutors exchanged evidence in the case and set another court date for Dec. 5th. Morning Glory sidekick, 28-(L) Michael Toomey, known as "Chocolate Charlie," also faces 11 charges related to the incident. Like French, he pleaded not guilty. French, who can't get into details on the air did offer : "I will tell you with 100 percent certainty that when all of these facts are brought to light that I will prevail in this matter and the truth will come out," he said. "After that happens, I will take steps to make sure that this doesn't happen to anyone else." Off-duty officer Steven Kinas claims that while he was on his boat, he saw fireworks and found French and another man "highly intoxicated." He said they refused to stop shooting fireworks and then shot fireworks in his direction. This led to a skirmish between the officer and both men. French's attorneys have possession of surveillance video and have interviewed eyewitnesses which they believe will dispute the charges. PHOTO/screen grab
Damon Bruce Back On The Air Following Suspension
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Following suspension from his anti-women-in-sports rant on KNBR/San Francisco, Damon Bruce returned to the air on Tuesday, but will no longer handle KNBR's 49'r pregame show. Blogger Rich Lieberman had the return confirmed by Bruce himself whom Rich called 'clearly relieved.' Last Friday, Bruce had lashed out against women in sports journalism sayin g "A lot of sports has lost its way, and I'm gonna tell you, part of the reason is because we've got women giving us directions." He added that women should "go write a restaurant column. Go write a housekeeping column. Get out of the world of sports." Another source confirmed that Bruce will no longer be doing the 49ers pre-game show, a move reportedly decided by station owner, Cumulus.
Toucher & Rich Ink Multi-Year Extension With Boston's 98.5 The Sports Hub
Kim Peterson Suffers Heart Attack Just 6 Days After His Long Awaited Return To Atlanta Radio; Says He Feels Okay
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Following a much awaited return to the Atlanta airwaves since his departure in 2006, Kim 'The Kimmer' Peterson suffered a heart attack just 6 days after his return to Cumulus All News 106.7. According the AJC's Rodney Ho, to he said he felt a "gripping pain" in his chest and broke into sweats while driving. He pulled over, rested, then continued home. In spite of continue pain, he worked Monday on Veteran's Day, but the pain persist so went to a hospital where doctors determined he had suffered a "serious heart attack." As he continues with further tests, Kimmer told Ho he hopes they can just fix it with a balloon but it's too early to know the severity, he said. Ho said when he called him on Tuesday, Kimmer said he said he felt much better while waiting in ICU. "I'm pissed off about this," he said. "I just started again!" Producer Pete Davis is covering for Kimmer's afternoon slot for what's likely to be a couple of more days. Kimmer aired on WGST from the early 1990s until 2006. He came our of retirement in Florida to join 106.7.
EXECUTIVE MOTION: Amy Stevens Appointed SVP Of CBS Strategic Events & Partnerships; CCME Taps Anessa Adamo SVP Brand Partnerships; Sarah Trahern Named CMA’s CEO
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Amy Stevens has been named Senior Vice President, Strategic Events and Partnerships, it was announced today by Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS Radio. Stevens previously worked for CBS Radio from 1996-2009 as marketing and promotion director for KROQ-FM Los Angeles. Prior to returning to CBS RADIO, Stevens was Senior Vice President, Marketing Concerts and Media Integration for Madison Square Garden Entertainment, a position she was named to in 2011. For two years before that, she had been Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances for national music television network Fuse. Stevens has also worked as a music consultant for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” –––––––– Clear Channel announced today that television and media industry veteran Vanessa Adamo (R) has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships for the Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises division, reporting to its President John Sykes. Prior to joining Clear Channel, she served as Vice President, Content Director at LiquidThread, Starcom MediaVest group. She worked with both MTV Networks and The CW on award-winning campaigns for Microsoft's Bing, including Bing & MTV VMA's Most Shareworthy Video and Bing & CW's "TV to Bing About." She also led the branded content programs for Windows Phone, Outlook and most recently the launch of Xbox One. Before this, Adamo was Coordinating Producer for 'The Talk,' Producer for The Tyra Show, Producer of NBC Universal's 'The Maury Show.' –––––––––––– The CMA Board of Directors has named music and television industry veteran Sarah Trahern (L) as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2014. She joins CMA from Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country (GAC) where she has been Senior Vice President and General Manager. Trahern said, “I moved to Nashville in 1995 to combine my experience in live television with my passion for music and especially, Country Music. Now, years later, to be able to serve as leader of the Country Music Association is an exciting challenge. I look forward to collaborating with the Board, the management team, staff, and the membership to continue to grow our genre in multiple arenas. It’s an exciting and dynamic time in the Country Music business with tremendous growth opportunities as well as an ever changing marketplace. The ratings success of the CMA Awards last week is indicative of the strength of our genre across multiple demographic groups.”
Georgia Host Brings (S)ex Trafficking Problem To The Center Stage
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– You can now add playwright to Augusta Georgia's Miss Monique of Power 107. She's now written a play about the issue. According to WRDW-TV, she says she was thinking about what social issue to write about one day, when she asked herself, "'How can I continue to raise awareness in the community?', and I looked back at some events in my own life." As a 7th grader she says, "I was almost a victim of sex trafficking... It was an older girl, an older man, nothing happened, but, I just think about the things that could have happened." After months of research, and meeting with law enforcement she wrote her play entitled 'Stolen Lives.' Tyrice Lollis is one of the stars of the play, says "(S)ex trafficking is a serious subject. It's something that's really plaguing our communities, and it's really affecting a lot of our younger girls," he said. Other familiar faces in the play include local political figures like Senator Hardie Davis, and radio personality Selina Hamby. Miss Monique says, the most important thing, is that people know this is happening locally. "It's happening right around here, and we as a community have to stop acting like it's happening in Africa or wherever overseas, it's happening here," she says. The show premieres this Saturday, November 16th. There is a 3:00 and 7:00PM showtime. Some of the ticket sales will go to the local non profit, I'm Aware, to help build a shelter for victims of (s)ex trafficking.
Russell Rush Haunted Tour Nabs 2nd Lone Star Emmy Award
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Better keep your eye on Mix 96.1, San Antonio Russell Rush. Hollywood could come calling soon. Media Bar Productions has just announced that The Russell Rush Haunted Tour has won its second Lone Star Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the category of Editor – Program (Non-News).The Russell Rush Haunted Tour has been investigating the paranormal history of South Texas since 2007, and previously won a Lone Star EMMY Award for Outstanding Achievement in Editing in 2012 as well as a number of Telly Awards. The show been locally produced for the past six years and features a team of San Antonio paranormal investigators, as well as other station personnel. The Russell Rush Haunted Tour team accepted the 2013 Lone Star EMMY Award at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio this past weekend. “The Haunted Tour is a labor of love and it feels incredible for our team to be recognized after all that hard work,” said Mix 96.1 Afternoon Host, Russell Rush. “Our editor, Mike Beltran, and the team at Media Bar Productions once again did a phenomenal job of turning a vision into a masterpiece. I am very proud of this great accomplishment and look forward to taking this series to even bigger heights.” check out all the award-winning tour investigations online at therussellrushhauntedtour.com.
Johnjay & Rich Win $26,000 For Charity On 'Let's Ask America'
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Syndicated hosts Johnjay and Rich are no stranger to the small screen, but his time it paid off big for one of their favorite charities. On Monday night's episode of 'Let's Ask America' they took home $26,000 for their favorite charity on Monday night's episode of "Let's Ask America." The pair went with Patrick Swayze in "Dirty Dancing" as the top star women over 50 said they would like as their dance partner. Rich told ABC !5/Phoenix, "Since we were little boys, we've wanted to be on game shows ... This was great because we can do something we love and help out kids in need living within the community. We are so happy we can help make a positive impact while having fun." "Let's Ask America polls viewers around the country and then has four contestants compete for the most popular answer via Skype for the chance to win up to $50,000. Johnjay and Rich played for The Cares for Kids Foundation's Christmas Wish program, which grants wishes and offers assistance to Arizona children and families in need. The money will go toward helping foster children in Arizona for Christmas. "When it comes to our show and our charity, we don't like to do things small," Rich said. "There are 14,000 kids now living in the foster care system, so we'd like to go big or go home." WATCH VIDEO HERE
Tom Leykis Up For Sale On Ebay
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Just in time for Christmas, here is a one-of-a-kind experience – Your chance to bid on Tom Leykis on Ebay! If you are the winner of this auction, notorious call-in talk show personality, Tom Leykis, will come pick you up and take you for a personal drive in his Tesla Model S Signature, for a tour of up to three hours or to the New Normal Studios in Burbank, CA to watch a live Tom Leykis Show. Listeners have asking, well actually begging Tom for a ride in his brand new Telsa ever since he purchased the super luxury car. Tom’s listeners were always asking how they can spend some quality time with him, so Tom decided to make his listeners to put their money where their mouth is and hold an Ebay auction. The auction which ends on November 15th started with an opening bid of $9.99 and to date, there already over 71 bids with the highest bid being $4,400.00. And if you need to know why Tom is doing this, the answer is to benefit The Tom Leykis Show and The New Normal LLC so he can keep going into 2014. Furthermore, Tom is willing to prove that he'll do whatever it takes to keep going.
Tim Leary Gets Inked For Charity
Raises $5,300 for Susan G. Komen and runs Rock n’ Roll Half-Marathon as Human Memorial!
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 13TH, 2013 –– Tim Leary (Tim Leary & The Morning Showgram-BOB 106.9 WUBB Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC) finished of his month long “Tats for Ta-Tas” campaign, and ran his first ever ½ marathon with more than 530 logos and names tattooed on his body all for breast cancer. “At the beginning of October we asked listeners for a $10 donation and a name of someone in their life who has been affected by breast cancer.” said Leary. “Last Thursday, we began to tattoo (not permanent) all the names and logos on my body. I then ran my first half marathon ever as a human billboard honoring and remembering those names.”In just a little over 4 weeks, the campaign raised more than $5,300, and all the proceeds were turned over to Susan G. Komen. “The process to tattoo Leary took more than 13 hours! “Although they’re not permanent, it is real tattoo ink. I had an artist literally free hand paint these on. They’ll be on me for about two more weeks,” added Tim. Leary finished the 13.1 mile race in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. “The support from the crowds was the most unreal inspiration I’ve ever experienced. Other runners were coming up to me during the race and taking they’re pic with me as we ran,” said Leary. Photo courtesy of Savannah Morning News/savannahnow.com
Justin Timberlake Is GQ's Man of The Year - [E]
Stevie Nicks Set To Appear In 'American Horror Story: Coven' - [ROLLING STONE]
Jimmy Fallon Getting Advice From Jay Leno On Taking Over Tonight Show - [NY DAILY NEWS]
Kate Upton Being Eyed For Lead In 'Entourage' Film - [THE WRAP]
Jon Cryer Comes Clean With Conan Over Roll On Hair - [SERIOUSLY OMG]
UH OH: 'Doctor Who's' Creator's Family Wants BBC To Stop Using Blue Police Box - [ZAP 2 IT]
TV Show 'Ghost' In Works Based On 90's Film - [HUFFPO]
Angelina Jolie Ravishes In 'Maleficent' Poster - [EW]
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Forest Whitaker Didn't Feel Comfortable Playing Role of Obama - [INDEPENDENT]
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Randall Bloomquist Named Corporate News/Talk PD At Cumulus; Derek Madden And Scott Jameson Promoted To Corporate Status
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media has announced a series of programming executive appointments designed to support its national content efforts. First, involves the appointment of Randall Bloomquist (L) to Corporate Program Director over News/Talk. Reflecting the company’s growing focus on sports, Jim Mahanay is now becomes corporate Program Director of sports. In another set of moves, Scott Jameson (Below L) and Derek Madden (Below R) have each been promoted to Corporate Program Director, in addition to their local programming responsibilities (Madden in Los Angeles, Jameson in Minneapolis). Bloomquist is a veteran talk radio programmer with a reputation for re-energizing talk stations and developing talk radio personalities. Bloomquist mostly recently operated Bloomquist Media, a marketing communications and content creation firm. Prior to starting his own business, Bloomquist served as Program Director of News/Talk 640 WGST in Atlanta. His radio career also includes programming management positions at WMAL/Washington, DC, WBT/Charlotte, NC and WRVA & WRNL/Richmond, VA. Madden is currently the Operations Manager/Program Director and Midday Host at KLOS in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Cumulus/LA, he spent more than a decade in San Francisco, where he served as Program Director at KSAN and KSJO/San Jose, as Music Director of KLLC and on the air staff at KITS. Madden said. “I’m pumped to explore new ways to help get the most out of this great stable of stations. Thanks to John Dickey and Mike McVay for the opportunity. And a special thanks to Val Garris for all the support and mentoring all these years.” Jameson is a 25-year programming veteran specializing in Classic Rock, currently serving as Operations Manager/Program Director for KQRS, KXXR and Sports Radio 105 The Ticket in Minneapolis. Before joining Cumulus, Jameson held the position of VP/Programming for CBS Radio's Adult Rock stations and Executive Producer for the Atlanta Falcons Radio Network. His radio career also includes 17 years in Indianapolis with Classic Rock WFBQ, Alternative WRZX and the Colts Radio Network.
99% Of Brain Tumor Removed From Shanon Murphy; Family Says This Is Still A Life Threatening Situation
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– As Jockline reported yesterday, longtime syndicated Kidd Kraddick show member Shanon Murphy had surgery to remove a brain tumor (shown below - whom Shanon named Bruce Willis.). According to family members, she had 99 percent it removed by doctors, but, as updated on her Facebook page: She's still not out of the woods. In their latest update they wrote: The surgeon was very pleased with the outcome . They were able to remove 99% of the tumor. She is likely to have transient/temporary palsy on the left side of her face, as well as "roaming" eye. One of his greatest concerns is the meningitis. They have to watch that closely. Shanon is not out of the woods! This is still a life threatening situation. The doc has ordered no visitation during her hospital stay. He said this is in Shanon's best interest. Keep those prayers coming! Thanks for all the love and support !" You can send that love HERE
The Randy Lane Company Adds Jeff McHugh As Media Consultant
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Jeff McHugh joins the Randy Lane Company as a media talent consultant. Lane says, "Jeff's large market success as a program director, creativity and marketing background make him a valuable addition to the Randy Lane Company team." Jeff created the top-rated "Daria, Mitch and Ted Show" on KRSK afternoon drive, featuring both Portland's first female-led drive time show and the city's first openly gay air personality. He coached Atlanta's "Steve and Vikki" at B 98.5 in Atlanta, had decade-long relationships with Jack Murphy at WKZL and with "Two Guys Named Chris" at WKRR in Greensboro, and worked with "Mason And Remy" at 937 The Bull in St Louis, who were named Best Morning Show in 2012 by St Louis Magazine. Jeff also worked with urban AC legends Tony Scott and Tammie Holland at KMJM/St Louis and with "Nelson And Terry" at KRSK/Portland. McHugh says, "Randy has been a friend and mentor to me for many years. When Randy coaches media talent, there is an immediate and substantive difference in the quality of their content and their ratings performance. As a guy who's focused his career on talent-centric content for media, I am completely excited to work alongside Randy for our clients in the US, Canada and beyond. Ever have a dream job? This is mine." For additional information about The Randy Lane Company talent development process or philosophy, contact Randy Lane at email@example.com or (805) 497.7177.
Fired Atlanta Host Breaks Silence On Ill-Advised Bit [VIDEO
"I didn't leave my house for a couple of days. I was afraid to go any place.."
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Back in June, Jockline Daily shared the story of 790 Atlanta's AM In The Mayhem's ill-advised bit of then co-host Nick Cellini (shown) pretending to be Steve Gleason (shown below), the former New Orleans Saint now battling Lou Gehrig's disease who lost his ability to speak and communicates with an voice automated device. NBC TV 11 Alive caught up with the former host who now, for the first time, is finally speaking out about the incident that got national coverage and what havoc it's since played on his life and career. He tells reporter Jaye Watson he's now a house husband -- not the sort of thing you'd expect to hear from a man who was a popular sports anchor for 25 years. He told Watson, "The bit went on for two minutes -- exactly how long it took to finish off a show that had been going for 17 years ... I knew it about 10 seconds in. I could feel it in my gut," said Cellini. He added that he knew it was bad, but didn't know it would career-ending, not right away. That would happen after the show. "I went on my Twitter page, then I went online, then I Googled my name. And at that point I realized, 'Oh boy this is a mushroom cloud,' and at that point I told my wife, 'I'm going to lose my job.'" He wasn't alone. He and co-hosts Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino were fired that day as well. "You put on CNN, there's a transcript of the bit. Your face is on just about every news channel. It was initially pretty scary. It was overwhelming," Cellini said. "I didn't leave my house for a couple of days. I was afraid to go any place, to the store. You start to get paranoid after a while. You feel like people are looking at you, people are judging you." Cellini laments, he didn't really understand the disease ALS. He never meant to hurt anyone. "I was just a victim of my own ignorance," he said. PHOTOS/screen grab WATCH INTERVIEW HERE
STEVE HARVEY: Honey Boo Boo Family Passed Gas During 'Family Feud' [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– There's long been hopes of creating TV you smell as well as see. Thank goodness that wasn't the case for yesterday's visit by TV's Honey Boo Boo cast to TV's Family Feud. Last night, tv and syndicated radio host Steve Harvey joined WGN Chicago's Pete McMurray show, in studio, for a rare radio chat. Pete congratulated him on new daytime TV Talk Show's rising numbers, to which Harvey credited to his male perspective: "Finally a male perspective in daytime TV. They also tackled 'men who cheat,' the subject of a new special Harvey is set to host. Contrary to what's often believed, Harvey says he believes men typically cheat for some short coming in themselves, rather than void in their relationship. As for advice for women, he says they should avoid telling men what LIKE in a relationship. Rather, what they DON'T like. Otherwise, guys will just claim to be whatever you like. The discussion then turned foul--really foul--as Pete asked about Honey Boo Boo's face off with TV's 'Cake Boss' on last night's 'Family Feud.' "Was it true they were farting during the show?," Pete asked. Harvey admitted as much, saying both the mom and Boo Boo were very nice people, "but them three teenage sisters had kind of gone into a passing gas contest." This was just the beginning. Check out the whole interview HERE PHOTOS/FremantleMedia North America & Debmar-Mercury - WGN
B**ch And They Will Come - AUDIO
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Next time you get into a discussion about the power of radio, here's a story worth passing along. It seems that WFTL/Miami host Rich Stevens had trouble prepping for last Thursday and Friday's show due to his internet being down. So he explained as much to his audience complaining that he had called Comcast a zilion times.. but but was still without internet. No sooner said before the phones blew up with people sharing their same issues with Comcast. Believe it or not, they flooded the lines with suggestions and complaints for nearly two hours. While this continued, he bagan tweeting about the discussion. Apparently Comcast started following him on Twitter and others were apparently listening in. By Friday night he finally gets visited by some very special high level folks to fix this by Saturday! In the process, he was visited by not 1, but 6 trucks, two supervisors and a complete group of technicians. tech's - SEE HERE Stevens told Jockline Daily, "By the time they left on Saturday night ---in the dark --- they had completely re-wired the entire house giving each outlet a dedicated line which is unheard of they usually just split the line.. they re-did the outside to their office as well..." says Stevens. "Now my internet is faster than it ever was and on the show," said Stevens i WILL thank them for all they did..." Jockline wonders how long it will take the station's sale's department to blow a call to Comcast? LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
LADY GAGA: Corporations Will No Longer Drive Me Or My Work [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013 –– Lady Gaga is canvassing the globe as she promotes her Artpop album, but found time yesterday to stop Z100's Elvis Duran show. There, along with co-host, Danielle Monaro, she admitted for once in her life doesn’t know what the next step will be. When asked about the much discussed “teeth” accessory she wore at the first annual YouTube Awards, Gaga revealed that they were a nod to the grit of show business. She commented, “In show business they call it the grip and grin. When you just get beaten to the ground as an artist by the corporation over and over and over and over… Until at some point they are just lifting you up and you’re smiling and you have that grin on your face….. ARTPOP is definitely a time we’re excited to be putting art into the front and corporations will no longer drive me or my work. At the Haus of Gaga, this is our foray into the house and technology world.” Technology is definitely front and center for Gaga who just announced she will be the first singer to perform from space in 2015! Her reasons for taking on this tremendous challenge? “I don’t really want to go for me, I really want to go because I believe in the potential of young people and the world to do anything. And I want to show them ten years ago I was singing in a bar and now ten years later I’m signing in space.” WATCH VIDEO HERE
REPORT: Local Radio Is Surviving .. In Some Instances, Thriving
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2013/PRNewswire ––The local radio market is growing, albeit at a more moderate pace than it once did, by expanding its offerings to off-air platforms, providing a wider range of listener experiences and advertiser opportunities, according to the firm's new state-of-the-industry report. "Local Radio Stations Profiles and Trends for 2014 and Beyond" provides a comprehensive view of the industry based on the long-term research and analysis conducted by BIA/Kelsey for its clients and the industry. Defining the local media marketplace as all local media/services that provide access to local audiences, BIA/Kelsey estimates total local media spending for 2013 to be $132.7 billion. This marketplace includes all of the media that local radio stations compete against for national and local advertising spending in their markets. Based on this definition of local advertising, local radio stations receive 11.5 percent of all advertising revenue being spent in local markets, fourth amongst all local media segments, behind direct mail (27.2 percent), newspapers (16.1 percent) and TV (14.9 percent). "As we move toward 2014, it's clear the radio industry has adapted to incredible competition from all sides, with streaming and other audio competitors taking audiences," said Mark Fratrik, chief economist and report author, BIA/Kelsey. "Yet local radio is surviving, and in some instances, thriving, and poised to compete well in the new marketplace. Radio is also beginning to deliver other compelling digital services that help its local advertisers navigate promotional opportunities. With the right attitude towards the new reality of increased competition and strategic planning, local radio stations can prosper." READ MORE HERE
Christmas Music Gets New Love In Dallas
Chinese Foreign Ministry Now Weighs In On Jimmy Kimmel Bit - [DEADLINE]
GMA's Amy Roback Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Following On-Air Exam - [TODAY]
Angela Lansbury Not Happy With 'Murder She Wrote' Re-Boot - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
Taylor Swift To Perform At Victoria Secret Fashion Show - [PAGE 6]
Is This Kerry Washington On Cover Of 'Lucky?' - [US]
George Clooney goes Off On DeCaprio And Russell Crowe In Esquire - [DAILY MAIL]
Lesbians Not Impressed With 'Blue is the Warmest Color' - [THR]
Perez Hilton Still Feuding With Lady Gaga; Calls Her Delusional - [GOSSIP COP]
WTF: Producers Pitching Charlie Sheen, Brooke Mueller Custody Battle Show - [TMZ]
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Radios' Best Honored At Hall of Fame Awards Show [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– 2013 National Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony held its annual awards show on Friday night before a packed house in Chicago. New inductees included Blair Garner, John Lanigan, Paul W. Smith, Eddie Piolin Sotelo, Charlie Steiner, the late Powell Crosley, Jr. and Steve Dahl and Garry Meier. With Larry King, Jim Bohannon, and presenters Reba McEntire, Mike Rogers, and Bob Sirott among others. As promised, Steve Dahl was a no-show, but there was no shortage of recognition of him and former co-host Meier in Bob Sirott's introductory tribute. After taking the mic, Meier reminisced about the era by saying 'back in those days transistor radios were carried around smartphones today." He then gave thanks for those whom he described as most important in his career: his wife and daughter, Jay Blackburn, Jimmy deCastro, Bruce DuMont, Mike Elder, John Gehron, Drew Hayes, Tom Langmyer, Dave Logan, Kevin Metheny, Tony Ruggiero, Jack Silver, Greg Solk, Larry Wert, Ed Walters and Bill White. One name noticeably missing from the list was Steve Dahl who recently posted a piece in Robert Feder's blog where he was very vocal as to why he chose not to attend the event, including his 'not so attractive" photo. Friday night's event was emcee'd by Larry King. PHOTO/WGN
Larry King Returns To Radio
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– In a career that began at WAHR (now WMBM) and WIOD radio in Miami Beach in the late 50's and eventual move to a popular nightly syndicated show in 1978 and aired through the 90's, Larry King's roots are deeply entrenched in radio. Now, according to The Washington Post, King is returning to his radio roots by airing a new feature on more than 50 Cumulus stations. AARP will also feature the show on its website, along with added audio. The 79-year-old King left CNN in 2010 following a 25-yr. run. He stated at the rime that he would remain with CNN to host occasional specials. The final words of Larry King on the show was, "I don't know what to say except to you, My audience, Thank You. And instead of Goodbye, how about So Long." Commenting back then on King's longtime success on CNN TV's "Larry King Live', his friend, Ryan Seacrest, described King's success by saying "He basically does a radio show on TV." King's new show begin today on Veterans Day. PHOTO/s_bukley / Shutterstock.com
SHANON MURPHY: "I Am Scared About This Surgery"
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Our thoughts and prayers are with Kidd Kraddick show member Shanon Murphy this morning as she undergoes brain surgery for a tumor. Murphy, aka "Psycho Shanon," had stunned her fellow cast members a couple of weeks back (JD 10/29) with the news, but allayed their fears by saying doctors believed the tumor was most likely benign. Back then she planned to postphone the surgery until after the Kidd's Kid's trip to Orlando, but due to the tumor's increased growth, doctors decided on a quicker procedure. In yesterday's blog, Shanon wrote: It's so surreal to know that in less than 12 hours, I will be having brain surgery. Head cut open with two neurosurgeons messing around up there. In case you've missed it, I've got a benign brain tumor that's being removed tomorrow morning. It's wedged or wrapped o something around my brain stem and my cerebellum ... ll I know is that my head has been hurting a lot, I can't see very clearly at times, and right now my left hand is swollen and the redness is spreading up my wrist ... I will be in ICU following the surgery .. The surgery starts tomorrow morning at 7AM and should last about 6 hours, if all goes well. They won't have to shave a bunch of my hair, I hope. I will be out during the surgery since they're not messing with the past of my brain that has to do with speech. So at least there's that." She added: "I'm scared about this surgery. Terrified in fact. But this is totally out of my hands and in the hands of two of the best surgeons in Dallas. There will be some temporary side effects, but full recovery is expected ... Thank you again for all of your love and support. I'm gonna use every bit of it to get through this scary time. Love you guys." Send Shanon your best HERE
WOR AM'S John Gambling Announces Retirement On Morning Show
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– WOR 710 AM, New York's News Talk Station, announced today that longtime morning show host, John Gambling, will retire from his morning show. The John Gambling Show's final broadcast will be on December 20, 2013. Gambling's impressive radio career has spanned over 40 years, with 35 in New York City. His radio legacy began as a third generation host of The Gambling family's long-running morning radio show in New York he first joined his father as co-host of Rambling with Gambling in 1985 and took over as the sole host in 1991 after he retired. Gambling has been hosting WOR's morning show since 2008. "I have done and accomplished so much my radio career has given me the privilege to entertain and inform millions of New Yorkers," said Gambling. "Each day, to watch the greatest city on earth from behind the microphone has been a thrill and I've been blessed with an audience that has been loyal and engaging. To say it has been exciting doesn't come close to the joy I have had." WOR has begun the search for a new morning show that will be announced soon.
BLOG: Host Who Went On Sexist Rant Draws Suspension [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– According to blogger Rich Lieberman, KNBR San Francisco 1050 talk host, Damon Bruce (shown) has been suspended indefinitely by the station according to a reliable source. Bruce, who also co-hosts the 49ers pre-game radio show on KNBR was not on the air Sunday morning following on-air rant regarding female sport's reporters. Lieberman writes a source close to the situation said the suspension went down (Saturday). Executives of KNBR owner Cumulus were suppose to have met privately and decided it would be inappropriate for Bruce to work the 49ers pre-game show given the nature of Bruce's anti-women rant last week. Reportedly, Bruce was "crushed" following the suspension as Cumulus awaits public reaction. Another source told Lieberman that Bruce might be fired. KNBR and Cumulus management will reportedly meet today to weigh the reaction. Op's mgr. Lee Hammer is said to have been flooded with email and complaints. Bruce seems to be catching his share of them as well (right) . If, by chance, you're one of few who didn't hear the rant, LISTEN HERE
Cumulus To Launch ‘NASH Nights Live’ Show With Shawn Parr
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2011 –– Cumulus Media Networks announces the latest expansion of the NASH Country music and lifestyle brand with the launch of “NASH Nights Live” featuring host Shawn Parr. “NASH Nights Live” will launch January 6, 2014 broadcasting live on weekdays from 7 p.m. to midnight – leading directly into the popular “Kickin’ It With Kix” overnight show. Cumulus Media Networks will distribute "NASH Nights Live" to radio stations nationwide. The show will also air on all 84 Country format stations owned by Cumulus, including “America’s Country Station” NASH FM 94.7 in New York City.“This latest Country music offering from Cumulus Media Networks will provide our listeners and advertisers with in-demand NASH programming and we couldn’t be more pleased to have a star of Shawn Parr’s caliber leading the way,” said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-COO of Cumulus. Parr joins Cumulus Media Networks from Go Country 105 in Los Angeles, where he hosts the popular morning show. Parr has been beloved in Country music circles for many years and has also been the voice of Dick Clark Productions for the past 21 years. His voiceover for television and radio includes announcing for the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes and the Academy of Country Music Awards to name a few.
Embattled Mayor's Show Dropped By Radio Station
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– In case you've been locked in the prize closet, you've no doubt heard about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's recent admission of crack cocaine use, drunken rant video which went viral and local cry for his removal of office. Now you can add dropped radio show to his list of woes. According to The Toronto Sun, Rob (L) and his brother Doug (R) have now had their weekly radio show cancelled at News Talk 1010 in Toronto. Ford and his brother Doug have been hosting the two-hour show since February 2012. In a statement posted on its website, Newstalk 1010 said the station and the Fords "have mutually determined to conclude broadcasts of The City." "Of course, Mayor Ford and Councillor Ford remain welcome at any time as guests on Newstalk 1010," the statement read. Rob, who previously said he does not use crack, and who did not discuss the content of the video, also said he would not step down and planned to run in the next election. PHOTO/CBC NEWS screen grab
CONDOLENCES: Longtime Alabama GM/Host Killed In Auto Crash
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Longtime Alabama GM/Host, David McDaniel, was found dead in a crashed car over the weekend. According to al.com, David Lynn "Big Dave" McDaniel, 52, was discovered when he didn't home from work Friday night and his wife went looking for him Saturday morning. She traveled the route he would have taken and found his car a hundred feet off the roadway. It reportedly had struck multiple trees. McDaniel was pronounced dead on the scene at just after 9 a.m. McDaniel served as the GM and morning host “Big D and Sweet T” on WTBC / WNPT Catfish Country in Tuscaloosa, AL.In addition to radio, he was also the voice of sports at Samford University. Longtime Alabama radio executive, Kerry Lambert, posted on Facebook: "Dave was one of the nicest guys in the business. I was fortunate to work with him when I came to Birmingham over 20 years ago. He was always professional and dependable. I recently contacted him to congratulate him on his new position in Tuscaloosa. I know he was thrilled to have that opportunity. He will be missed.
Fitz Takes 'Best Local Personality' For Sixth Year In A Row
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBERT 11TH, 2013 –– Entercom Seattle’s 100.7 The Wolf (KKWF) Fitz In The Morning host Fitz has once again been named “Best Local Radio Personality” by KING-TV’s Evening Magazine “Best of Western Washington” competition. The contest is decided by popular vote and 2013 marks the 6th consecutive year that Fitz has grabbed the top spot in the poll. “Are you serious?” was Fitz’s response to the news. “I am so excited and humbled to receive this award. Seattle truly loves radio and their personalities. I compete with the most talented morning shows in the country every day. I live my emotional roller-coaster of a life on the air every morning and am so glad that my listeners take time out of their busy lives to listen and vote for me." Fitz’s show is also heard on sister station 99.5 The Wolf (KWJJ) in Portland and the radio personality is also the host of the nationally syndicated Powered By Country Countdown, a weekend countdown show.
KCAL Billboard Takes National Creative Honors
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013 –– Lamar Advertising has named Redlands CA. KCAL 96.7 the winner of its national creative competition to incorporate inflatables onto a billboard. According to redlandsdailyfacts.com, the station came up with the winning idea in a brainstorming session with radio personalities and staff in just under two days, said Daryl Norsell, program director and radio host for the station. around fast,” he said. The billboard, shows the station’s slogan, “KCAL Rocks!” next to a giant inflatable hand throwing the “rock horns.” The station settled on the “rock horns” because it signified what is commonly seen in rock shows when the crowd is pumped and ready to rock, Norsell said.
LADY GAGA: "Floored" By Madonna's 'Born This Way' - [DIGITAL SPY]
Miley Cyrus Fires Up And Twerks On-Stage During MTV EMA's - [USA TODAY]
Is Prince Harry Teaching Dutchess Kate How To Fly? - [THE DAILY MAIL]
Celine Dion Death Hoax Startles Fans - [HOLLYWOOD LIFE]
'Law & Order's' Mariska Hargitay Gets Star On Hollywood's Walk of Fame - [E]
Winona Ryder Covers 'V' - [WORLD OF WONDER]
Jennifer Lawrence On 'InStyle' Before Hair Cut - [INSTYLE]
HEY, HEY, HEY: Bill Cosby Wants Another TV Sitcom - [YAHOO TV]
WINNING? Charlie Sheen Wants To Make Amends With Chuck Lorre - [GOSSIP COP]
Man Falls From Hollywood Plladium Balcony To Sunset Boulevard - [NBC LA]
Does Christmas Music On The Radio Annoy You? Now You Can Vote - [SODAHEAD]
Justin "Human Ken Doll" Jedlica Has Had Over 100 Cosmetic Procedures - [UINTERVIEW]
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iHeart Radio Appoints Chris Williams As SVP; Platform Tops 40 Million Registered Users
ALT 98.7 LA Names Trey Morgan For Middays, APD/MD
SIZE MATTERS: Nielsen Audio Ups PPM Sample Size By 6%
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– Nielsen Audio gave broadcasters an early holiday surprise yesterday by announcing it plans to expand the panel size in Portable People Meter (PPM) markets by 6 percent beginning in the second half of 2014. According to a release, Nielsen says This will increase our overall PPM panel by approximately 6 percent, with most of the expansion taking place in markets 31-48. (The average increase across these markets will be approximately 20%.) "We’re also working to include in our panel those demographics that are typically challenging to recruit. By investing in sample improvements to recruit the hardest to reach demos where it is needed most our sample will be even more representative of the overall U.S. population, further enhancing our ability to provide our clients with the most accurate measurement of audio reach and engagement. Finally, we’re looking to improve in-station monitoring of PPM encoding—the audio codes that only a PPM can capture and identify which stations a consumer is listening to—by automating alerts and adding additional monitoring sites. "We created this action plan around the core broadcast radio business following a series of conversations with our clients,” said Mitchell Habib (shown), Chief Operating Officer, Nielsen. “As we make progress against the plan we will share additional insight into our investments."
WestwoodOne To Help Marketers With New Full-Service Production Studio
Portland's 98.7 The Bull Takes CMA's Station Of The Year Honors
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– The New 98.7, The Bull (KUPL) accepted the award for CMA Radio Station of the Year Wednesday night at the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, TN. The awards show was broadcast on national television and hosted by country artists Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. The Bull won “Radio Station of the Year” in the Major Market category. This award is a huge win for the country music lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest.
ON THE RADIO: Dolphin's Brian Hartline Weighs In On Incognito Controversy With Paul & Young Ron; KORN Joins KDOT's Fatboy; Bethany Frankel Rips On Omarosa With 'ZHT's Frankie And DB; Plus, Our First-Ever Interview From Iceland With Chris Hemsworth On K100's Svali And Svavar Show; John Records Landecker Hits The Post For Pete McMurray [AUDIO +VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 - Our readers tell us linked interviews are one of their favorite attractions of Jockline Daily. With help from yesterday's inbox, they'll be happy to know we're going full throttle today. We start with the syndicated “Paul & Young Ron Show" who interviewed Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (left). He offered a perspective on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation, sounded off on how he says the media has characterized things within the team’s locker room and explains why some of the players are now speaking out. PHOTO/Stu Opperman WATCH HERE ––––––––––– Next up, nice chat with KORN guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer who interviewed on the KDOT Rock 104.5's Fatboy prior to the band's concert in Reno, Nevada. According to blabbermouth.net, KORN captured the No. 1 spot on the Active Rock airplay chart with its single "Never Never" from the band's eleventh studio album, "The Paradigm Shift". At the same time, "Never Never" has vaulted to the No. 2 position on the Mainstream Rock airplay chart. Welch left KORN in 2005 after he converted to Christianity and got off drugs. He rejoined them for a handful of live performances last year before officially becoming part of the lineup again in early 2013. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE ––––––––––––– Frankie C on 971` ZHT Salt Lake City talked yesterday with Bethenny Frankel and began by saying they were a little gun shy because of our last interview with her. Frankie told Bethenny 'she was kind of mean... She reminded them that at the time she was pregnant and explained hormones may have had something to do with that. Once past this point, he asked her about the highly publicized Omarosa feud. As the story goes, they made a 10K bet, Bethenny lost, and now thinks Omarosa's charity is BS! She eluded that she thinks Omarosa's going to pocket the 10k! OUCH - LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE -–––––––––––––– Jockline Daily got our first-ever link from Iceland. Be forewarned, before getting to Chris Hemsworth, that language you hear is Icelandic, which is northern German. The interview proceeds in English. K100's Svali and Svavar interviewed superhero Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who stars as the main character in the new movie Thor: The Dark World, which recently aired in movie theaters in Iceland. The hosts explained that they applied for an interview in August and had to go through a strict screening process. Svali and Svavar polled the audience for questions and, not surprisingly, most of the males wanted to know about his physique and how he stays in such great shape. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE ––––––––––– Finally, check out John Records Landecker "hittin' the post" for WGN's Pete McMurray LISTEN HERE
MOTION: Kevin Powell, Craig Collins & Scott Miller Go Full-time On WGN Chicago; Bethany Kent Heads To Hot 97 New York; Candy & Potter Headed To New Gig; Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins Call It Quits At WTVR-FM/Richmond
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2013 –– Longtime Chicago comedian/radio guy Scott Miller (left)goes full-time at WGN Chicago. He's joined by fellow executive producers, Kevin Powell and Craig Collins who are also reported to be going full-time as well. On Miller's Facebook Page he post: After 45 days working freelance, I am now one of the newest full time employees at WGN Radio. During my freelance time on The Pete McMurray Show, I have booked: Buddy Guy, Billy Corgan, Mike Love, Dr Oz, Paul Rodriguez, Frankie Valli, Nora Dunn, Lester Holt, Nick Offerman, Arron Paul, Mo Rocca, Kevin Cronin, and Bruce Hornsby to name a few. Famed Comedy Club owner Jamie Masada voted me "Chicago's Funniest Media Personality" at Laugh Factory Chicago! "I have dedicated my life to radio since the age of 12. I have had incredible leaders along the way, Biondi, Gehron, Winfrey…and now to be able to add De Castro to that list….I am forever grateful." ––––––– Wired 96.5/Philly's Promotion Director Bethany Kent is now headed to Emmis Hot 97)/New York where she'll perform similar duties. ––––––––––– WWQM-FM/Madison, WI, morning hosts Candy & Potter are said to be leaving in January for an undisclosed opportunity outside of Madison. They arrived at WWQM-FM in January, 2012 KMPS-FM/Seattle. Look for an update on this soon. ––––––––––– Meanwhile, Bevins and Shelly Perkins, longtime host of Lite 98/WTVR-FM Richmond for the past 13 years announced yesterday they'll be leaving. They told the timesdispatch.com “We both have jobs lined up outside of radio.” PD Dave Symonds is now searching for new hosts.
Royal Prank Station Loses Bid To Block Probe
THE MOUTH, NOVEMB ER 8TH, 2013 –– In a story which began last year and followed closely by Jockline Daily, it appears the news will continue for awhile longer. Yesterday, the Federal Court rejected a petition by the station, 2Day FM, ruling the national media watchdog can proceed with an investigation into whether the station broke the law or breached its licence conditions according to The Daily Telegraph. The Australian Communications and Authority will now examine whether 2Day FM breached its licence conditions by illegally using a surveillance device to record the call. Local telecommunications laws forbid the secret recording of conversations or the broadcasting of such recordings without consent from the person concerned. The prank call which aired on December 4 2012, was followed days later by the suicide of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who took the call from hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian. 2Day FM took legal action to try to block the investigation, saying the watchdog did not have the power to investigate whether it broke the law. Justice Richard Edmonds rejected the argument, ruling that the investigation can proceed and that any findings by the watchdog would be unlikely to prejudice criminal proceedings. Christian returned to the air in February, while Greig has remained idle and barely appeared in public. This comes as added disappointment to 2Day FM, whose top-rating breakfast duo, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, announced just days ago that they were quitting.
Radio's 'Money Pit' and TV's 'This Old House' Team Superstorm Sandy Anniversary Specials
Eminem Post 4 Songs In Billboard's Top 20 - [GOSSIP COP]
Fire Destroys Eminem's Boyhood Home - [USA TODAY]
Photo Of Compassionate Man On Train Who Lets Stranger Sleep On Shoulder Goes Viral - [CAFE MOM]
Sharon Osbourne Walks Back 'View' Hosts Diss With Apology - [CONTACT MUSIC]
'Let's Make A Deal' Now Interactive Via Twitter - [EXTRA TV]
Molly Shannon To Star & Produce Mother-Daughter Comedy On Fox - [DEADLINE]
UH OH: Could Jay Z Be In Trouble For Giving Ball Player $34K Watch? - [HIP HOLLYWOOD]
Not To Be Out Done, Rihanna Drinks Out Of A Shoe - [STYLE NEWS]
Brazilian Woman Dishes On Facebook About The Bieb: "Don't Worry, He's Nothing Special" - [FB]
EW Covers The Top Holiday Movies - [EW]
Kristen Bell Covers 'Flair' - [FASHION GONE ROGUE]
Marvel Comics Announces New Muslim Female Superhero - [HOLLYWOOD.COM]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Winter's Tale' With Collin Farrell, Russell Crown & Will Smith - [RED CARPET]
EBONY: Former Hosts Weigh In On State Of Black Radio
“Terrestrial Radio ... it’s all about ‘the music and the jocks be quiet.’ And I don’t care about the music. I’m a personality.” Williams
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– Former radio hosts Wendy Williams, K-Foxx & Sway Calloway and others are featured in a new Ebony feature article titled The State of Black Radio: Death of The Communicator. They cite the sudden firing of Hot 97 morning show co-host K-Foxx who described her experience as liberating: “I think that sometime these corporations hire communicators to do a job and be a personality. But I think when you shine too bright, they want to dim your light .." “Black radio, when it first started, was the voice of the community,” says Sway Calloway, now an MTV personality and radio host on Sirius/XM’s Shade 45. “Black radio [today] in most cases—not all—let down the community, because it doesn’t really talk about the community. It just talks to it. It’s not a conversation going on with the community. It’s not informative. It’s one big gossip report to me.” K-Foxx continues: “What’s so crazy about it is a morning show trying to have two to three-minute breaks. So it’s three people who [as a team] have a two or three-minute break,” says K-Foxx. Her former show’s time limits mathematically break down to 30-60 seconds of talk per person. “Or you just get left out. There’s definitely some limitations and revamping that went on. But I think that’s radio, period. More music. Less talk.” Former New York mega radio star, turned TV Host, Wendy Williams adds “In terrestrial radio, you can no longer luxuriate over conversations, so I think I got out just in time,” former radio DJ Wendy Williams explained during an interview on Sway in the Morning. “Because it’s all about ‘the music and the jocks be quiet.’ And I don’t care about the music. I’m a personality.” READ COMPLETE EBONY ARTICLE HERE
STUNNER: Darryl Parks Exits Clear Channel
THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2013 –– In a story first reported by cincinnati.com's John Kiesewetter, Darryl Parks, VP of New Talk Operations, and programmer of Cincinnati's behemoth talker 700 WLW-AM, was released yesterday from Clear Channel following a reported corporate restructuring. Kiesewetter wrote: "From 1999 through 2010, Parks was arguably the most most influential person in Cincinnati radio ... Parks had a hand in almost every aspect of the station ... Under Park's direction, he had kept WLW-AM No. 1 in the ratings for nine years. In 2010, he was promoted to Clear Channel vice president for news talk operations. He remained based at WLW, and also hosted a 9-11 a.m. show on Saturday. This summer Parks had raised eyebrows in a blog which criticized then acting FCC Chairman Mignon Clyburn's plan to fix the AM band and referred to September's NAB/RAB Radio Show in Orlando as a yearly 'circle jerk' gathering of broadcasters. Since news first broke yesterday, Park's Facebook page was covered with friend's comments of both shock and support. Reach out to Parks HERE
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