CBS' Moonves Puts Number On Stations He'd Like To Reduce
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– After hinting CNBC's David Farber last week that he would be open to selling some radio stations outside its major markets, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves said yesterday he'll seek to decrease CBS' current number of 126 stations to 'somewhere in the high to low 80's.' According to Reuters, Moonves hopes for the decrease to happen "over the next year or so," he said at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference. He did not specify how the company would sell the radio assets. PHOTO/cnbc 1
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Charese Fruge Rises To VP/Programming For CBS Las Vegas; iHeartMedia Taps Cat Collins For National Post; Jeff Weber Joins Synchroncity
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Charese Fruge has been named Vice President, Programming for CBS RADIO’s six station cluster in Las Vegas, it was announced yesterday by Jerry McKenna, Senior Vice President & Market Manager, CBS RADIO Las Vegas. Fruge takes on the added role in addition to her responsibility as Program Director for KMXB-FM, KXTE-FM, and their respective HD Radio digital channels, Rewind 94.1-HD2 and Sin 107.5-HD2. Cat Thomas serves as Program Director of CBS RADIO Las Vegas’ KLUC-FM, as well as KXNT-FM and KXNT-AM, and KXST-AM. Fruge has spent 20 years in radio both on-air and in programming with stations such as KYSR, Star 98.7 in Los Angeles, KLLC, Alice in San Francisco, KSCF, Sophie @ 103.7 in San Diego, KALC, Alice in Denver, KKBQ, 93Q in Houston and WEZB, B-97 in New Orleans. ######### iHeartMedia announced that Cat Collins will join the company's National Programming Platforms and Strategic Services teams, effective immediately. He will continue in his roles as Brand Manager for Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), serving as iHeartMedia's in-house programming expert for the format, and as Program Director for Premium Choice. Collins most recently served as Program Director for KYLD Wild 94.9 and KIOI Star 101.3 in San Francisco. iHeartMedia San Francisco will begin an active search for a Program Director for KYLD and KIOI. ######### Jeff Weber has been hired to join the team at Synchronicity. He tells Jockline " I've been in discussions with them for the past few weeks and look forward to being a part of their cutting edge company. Additionally, I have signed an agreement to consult for Forte Family Broadcasting."
MOTION: Longtime Pittsburgh Host Jim Krenn Returns To The Air At KDKA For Mornings; Joan Hamburg To Air Weekend Show On 77 WABC
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Beginning tomorrow, Jim Krenn will be heard once again on Pittsburgh's airwaves courtesy of KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway. He tells the post-gazette.com: “I had all of these different things going on, but I did miss the connection I had with listeners on morning radio,” he said. “It’s something I’d done for a quarter- century, and I’m a Pittsburgh guy. I wasn’t going to move from Pittsburgh.” "It’s like adding another big bat to an all-star lineup, and will give KDKA listeners another reason to smile heading into the weekend,” said Jim Graci, program director for Newsradio 1020 KDKA." Krenn said it will be no problem toning down the language for KDKA: “I’ve always known the boundaries. Even on [podcast] ‘No Restrictions’ it just means I can swear. ... I mean, I’ve never even gotten a [radio broadcast] warning from the FCC.” ########## Cumulus announces that Hall of Fame Broadcaster Joan Hamburg will join 77 WABC to host “The Joan Hamburg Show” beginning Saturday September 20, 2014. The new show will air on Saturdays from 1p-3p. Hamburg is a familiar and award-winning voice in New York radio, best known for her years spent as host of “The Joan Hamburg Show”. “Adding Joan to our roster of talent is a no brainer. New York expects to hear big personalities on 77 WABC and they don’t get much bigger than Joan Hamburg,” said Craig Schwalb, Program Director at 77 WABC. Hamburg’s move to Cumulus comes on the heels of other high-profile personalities joining 77 WABC’s live and local format, including Geraldo Rivera, Pat Kiernan, Rita Cosby, Curtis Sliwa, Ron Kuby and most recently Larry Mendte. PHOTO/file
Former Host Files (S)exual Harassment Suit Against Ohio Station
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– A former host for WNIR/Akron has files a (s)exual harassment suit against the northern Ohio station alleging she was referred to by a crude anatomical reference at a public event by another host. According to norwalkreflector.com, the former WNIR host, Maggie Fuller (shown,) has filed the suit against the radio station and its owners, Bill and Bob Klaus. Fuller parted ways with 100.1-FM one year ago after the station owners declined to discipline another WNIR host who was reported to have referred to her using a crude anatomical reference at a public event. The suit accuses the owners of 'abetting unlawful discriminatory practices, causing Fuller to lose $38,000 a year in income plus benefits, as well as suffer mental anguish, humiliation and loss of reputation.' It asks that Fuller be reinstated at the station and compensated for lost wages, or if not reinstated, given lost income as well as “future wages and benefits.” It also seeks $50,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Fuller, aka Nancy Jones of Kent, was hired by WNIR in 1999 and joined the morning crew, where banter “required” her to “endure a degree of (s)exual innuendo with her male colleagues.” Reportedly, Bill Klaus always instructed employees that there were limits on language that would be permitted on air, in public and in the workplace, “including avoidance of obscene and hateful terms,” the suit says. During the summer of 2013, the station sponsored “patio parties” at a local restaurant. At one such event on Aug. 29, the lawsuit said, Denning was in a conversation with WNIR fans when another host repeatedly called Fuller the “c” word. PHOTO/Fuller READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE
FORMATICS: KDKB Phoenix Flips From Rock To Alternative AZ 93-3
NETWORKS: Red Cup Country Chalks Up Five New Affiliates
New York, NY – September 17, 2014 – United Stations Radio Networks, Inc., (USRN) and its production partner The 29Group Inc. are proud to announce that the weekly weekend party show, RedCup Country, has been growing its reach in syndicated radio with the recent addition of no less than five (5) Country outlets recently. The announcement comes from USRN’s VP/GM of Content Affiliations, Frank Vulpi at the company’s headquarters in New York, and the newest affiliates of the program are: WDSY-FM (“Y-108”) - Pittsburgh, PA, KZZI-FM (“95.9 The Eagle”) - Rapid City, SD, KWOZ-FM - Batesville, AR, KGRT – Las Cruces, NM, WBTU-FM (“US-93.3”) - Ft. Wayne, IN. RedCup Country is a five-hour weekly show designed to reflect the energy and vibe of the weekend lifestyle of today’s country music audience and hosted by radio personality Sean “Coop” Tabler, former night personality on Detroit’s legendary WYCD and now morning host of 98.7 AMP Radio in the Motor City. The program is primarily intended to be broadcast on Friday or Saturday nights, and is full of a variety of fun features including “RedCup Karaoke” where country artists and listeners alike can request their favorite party songs. And every hour of RedCup Country features MashvilleTM mini-mixes, a 10 minute club-style blend of hot country songs to fill up the dance floor produced by the collaboration of X-MIX producer “DJ Skillz” and former Hot Mix Radio operations manager “TJ the DJ” Hess.
[WATCH] Dee Snider Rocks Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Recently, national radio host Dee Snider donned his Twisted Sister wig in Westchester, NY to perform at the 8th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational & Auction Dinner benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The dinner was hosted by Elvis Duran with the entire Trump clan in attendance. The foundation has donated or pledged more than $28 million to St. Judes. *Note Donald Trump’s reaction to the performance WATCH HERE
WKRP Cincinnati Getting DVD Release With Original Music
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Television's infamous WKRP in Cincinnati, thanks to the way music licensing contracts were written at the time, lost its rights to use the original versions of the songs and was forced to replace them with generic knockoffs, according to Entertainment Weekly. But later, when it moved to cable and home video it did so with the same soundalikes.
[WATCH] WARM 98 Co-Host Takes To The Sky In Epic Payoff
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– As a follow up to last week's failed flight over FAA rule, WARM 98's Marianne Curan finally headed to the sky following her Battle of the Sexes Payoff. The women lost the best of 40 game series and Marianne Curan was to tow a banner that said “Men are Superior.” They were delayed on Friday due to intervention by the FAA, but once that all got squared away we towed the banner on Monday. Somehow the banner was altered just before it took off. Her husband and co-host, Bob Goen found out about the banner after listeners called in the report. Marianne broadcast her part of the show from the ‘chase’ plane that was following the plane towing the banner. Attached is a picture of the banner approaching Cincinnati yesterday morning. WATCH HERE
KFI/KOST Friends; Former Members Gather For Casual Reunion
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Consultant/Author Valerie Geller tells Jockline, 'This EXTREMELY informal gathering recently took place with the help of Jhani Kaye's former assistant Paula Mitchell Manning (Paula Manning)." She says the atmosphere was FUN and Jhani Kaye made a fabulous video, cash prizes were given for "best bowling score" (always fun to have an activity - and this was BOWLING. It took place in Bowlmor bowling alley in Pasadena - and people came in from all over Lots of generations of staff there - and so many who moved on to do interesting things and have happy successful lives both in and out of radio/media/film/TV/online broadcasting etc. Among the many who attended included: TOP L-R KFI/KOST - Geller, Jhani Kay, David Hall, Chris Little BOTTOM L-R Karen Sharp, Geller, MaryCatherine Sneed, Tom Leykis And Joe Crummy.
WANTED: An Extra Producer For The Bert Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014 –– Tracey Kinney, Director of Operations The Bert Show, tells Jockline that 'The Bert Show is growing and looking to add more hands to one of the fastest growing morning shows in the country. We need someone who is willing to work hard and can learn quickly. You’ll assist in all the behind scenes magic it takes to make The Bert Show happen so you must be organized but able to adapt to any situation. Audio editing experience is required; phone screening and board op experience a plus! Send us an email to express your interest and tell us why you’d be perfect. Don’t forget to attach your resume and audio sample. The Bert Show offers a blend of lifestyle advice, national entertainment news, celebrity interviews, humor and on-air community to listeners 12+. Nationally Syndicated by Yea Networks, the Atlanta based Bert Show has grown to encompass markets such as Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Salt Lake City, UT; Indianapolis, IN; Nashville, TN; Charleston, SC and many others. CONTACT: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org No Phone Calls Please.
'America's Got Talent' Offers Magical Finale
Melissa Rivers Set To Join 'Fashion Police'; To Present Special Joan Rivers' Tribute - [E ONLINE]
Well-Known Celebrity Doc Worked On Joan During Fatal Procedure - [TMZ]
Sophie Monk Says She Was Offered $6 Million To Date Wealthy Suitor, But Took A Pass - [DAILY MAIL]
John Carroll Lynch Tapped To Play Jerry Sandusky In Penn State Film - [USA TODAY]
[WATCH] 'America's Got Talent' Has A Magical Finale - [NBC]
Bill Hader To Host SNL October 11th - [DEADLINE]
Yup, Nick Cannon Wears $2 Million Shoes On AGT Finale - [ET]
September 23rd Declared David Bowie Day In Chicago - [CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND]
Check It Out: '7th Heaven' Cast Reunion - [EW]
'Easy Rider' Bike May Draw $1-2 Million At Auction - [NEWS SKY]
[WATCH] - Robert Downey Jr And Robert Duvall In 'The Judge' - [SLASH]
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CBS Denies Threatening WFAN's Francesa With Legal Action
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– “There has been no discussion of any kind in regards to a lawsuit,” said a spokesperson for CBS Radio. This was in regard to WFAN's Mike Francesa claim that he received a letter from his bosses threatening legal action if he continues to harp on the air about his uneven relationship with Fox. According to The New York Post, when told of the latest news during Tuesday’s broadcast, Francesa responded by saying: “Semantics. Tell the truth. I was given it and I can produce it. Cease with the nonsense.” Francesa said he received a letter from his bosses threatening legal action if he continues to harp on the air about his problems with Fox. Since signing with the network in March, Francesa’s show has often been pre-empted and he's often relayed these issues with his radio audience. After returning to his show on WFAN for his 25th anniversary, he said "Sometimes you get a cake or a watch, sometimes you get a letter threatening to sue you. That's what I got. So that's why we can't talk about it right now. I'm frustrated, but there's not much we can do." Francesa’s show was previously simulcast on the YES Network. 1
Chicago's Loop On The Hunt For New Morning Show
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– Cumulus' The Loop/97.9 has a rare morning opportunity in a city with great history Of personality radio. Earlier this week (JL 9.15) they announced a revamp of its weekday line-up that features personalities Tim Virgin (R), Lyndsey Marie (R) and Pyke. Since the late ‘70’s, The Loop has provided the soundtrack to growing up in Chicago, with a long history of delivering rock music and legendary radio personalities to generations of Chicagoland listeners. The next chapter begins as former “Looper,” Tim Virgin returns to Chicago for WLUP Afternoon Drive. Lyndsey Marie to middays and Pyke at night. Right now they are looking for a truly entertaining personality who can meet the high expectations of that cities audience. Send your materials to email@example.com and in the subject line note "Chicago"
SYNDICATION: Johnjay & Rich Add SL100/Hattiesburg To Lineup; Notorious 90's Welcome KLKK/Iowa
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 17TH, 2014 –– – Hattiesburg’s SL100 announced the addition of The Johnjay & Rich Show to the station’s weekday programming lineup. They're Joined by co-host Kyle (R) “Johnjay and I are so excited for our show to be heard in ‘The Hub City,’” stated Rich Berra of The Johnjay & Rich Show. “Having grown up in St. Louis and spending time in New Orleans with all my family, this part of the world really echoes what our show is about." ######## Envision Networks® Notorious 90’s is proud to welcome KLKK-FM/Mason City, IA as the latest affiliate of the new weekly 2-hour 90’s rock show. Hosted by LA Lloyd and produced by Joe Kelly (Producer of AV Deli and Sun City Café), Notorious 90’s also includes comedy flashbacks and pop culture mind-benders.The Fox Rocks the 90’s Notorious-ly “I was looking for a show, not just a syndicated version of voice tracking,” said James Shaman, Program Director at 103.7 The Fox. “I wanted a show that was entertaining, fun, and featured the music I grew up with. Notorious 90’s fit the bill perfectly!”
Casey Kasem's Former Nurse Now Suing His Wife Jean
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– The nurse who looked after the ailing Casey Kasem in the days prior to his death is suing his wife, Jean, claiming she wasn't paid for $10,000 in services. The Daily Mail cites court documents showing Susan Stromin cared for radio legend Casey between May 8 and May 11 this year, just a month before he died on June 15. Stromin claims she looked after Casey in May and was never paid for it. She is also suing for 'loss of sleep, stress, deceit and physical strain'. She claims she worked 42.5 hours of work at $75 an hour while caring for Casey at his Beverly Hills home. The work totaled $2,257.50 and she's also claiming $6,742.50 for 'balance of categories'. The lawsuit was filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on August 29 and a trial has been set for November 10. The court documents state that the case was postponed because the court was unable to serve Jean with the legal papers, reporting she was out of state, and out of country. Jean arranged for her husband's body to be flown to Oslo, Norway after making bizarre claims that she has Norwegian heritage. She and Casey were married for 34 years. The Santa Monica police department is currently investigating claims of elder abuse against Casey in his final months.
MOTION: Steve & Vikki Return To Atlanta With Podcast; Raven Brinson Takes Middays At Hot 107.9 Ft. Wayne
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– Add longtime morning hosts Steve & Vikki to the growing list of former broadcast radio shows returning via podcast. According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, one of Atlanta's longest running shows in the 1990s through the mid-2000s, Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke have reunited in podcast form. After leaving Star 94 in 2007 after an extensive run, they returned to crosstown B98.5 in 2008 until McCoy left 2010. Locke continued for another three years but left the show last year. McCoy, who made the podcast available on YouTube and I Heart Radio, said reaction so far has been terrific and he already has had two advertisers approach him. So there could be money here for the taking.' ######### Raven Brinson (L) has been hired by Adams Radio of Fort Wayne to serve as Midday Host for Hot 107.9 in Fort Wayne. She arrives from Q92 WDJQ-FM (Canton, OH) where she served as PM Drive & Assisted PD. “I am thrilled to join the team at Adams Radio Fort Wayne, an innovative and opportunity-driven company focused on its stations and the local communities they serve. Likewise, I am eager to further the vision of Robbie Mack and Adams Radio Group for HOT 107.9!," said Raven.
105.1 JACK-FM/Kansas City Draws 9,500 For Throwback Event
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2014 –– This past weekend, 105.1 JACK-FM/Kansas City hosted JACK’S THROWBACK party at the KC Live! Block in the Kansas City Power and Light District, featuring KC and the Sunshine Band. Special guest DJ, JT Quick took the stage at 7pm and KC and the Sunshine Band had the party shakin’ for nearly two hours. This free event attracted over 9,500 revelers and over $1,000 in cash and prizes were awarded in the '70’s costume contest. Mark Sullivan, Market Manager for Cumulus Kansas City said: “For an inaugural event, we were more than thrilled with the turn out and crowd participation. Jack’s Throwback proved itself to be an event Kansas City is excited for and we’re excited to make this an annual event. Listeners and sponsors agree that it was a home run!” Ashley Coppock, Promotions Director for 105.1 JACK-FM said: “The creative wheels are already turning for 2015! This will be a hard one to top. The response and attendance totally exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to do it again!”
Kurt Warner Makes Debut On WWO's Monday Night Football
Last night, two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl XXXIV MVP Kurt Warner debuted as Westwood One’s Monday Night Football analyst alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan. The game was played at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. It was as successful a night for Warner in the booth as it was for the Eagles on the field, who rallied in the second half and flew past the Colts for a 30-27 win. Warner is alternating weeks with Boomer Esiason throughout the regular NFL season on Westwood One.
Jenny McCarthy Says She Was Kicked Of 'The View' Because They Wanted More Diversity
CNN's Nischelle Turner Headed To 'ET' As Correspondent - [THE WRAP]
'Million Dollar Listing New York's' Ryan Serhant Proposes To Girlfriend In Times Square - [E ONLINE]
Leonardo Di Caprio Named UN's Messenger Of Peace - [NYDN]
UH OH: Rihanna Tweets 'F*** You' To CBS After They Dropped Her Tune - [VARIETY]
Kristin Cavallari Slays 'Beauty Issue' Of 'Line' - [LINE-MAG]
Jenny McCarthy Says She Was Kicked Of 'The View' Because They Wanted More Diversity - [MEDIAITE]
Louis C.K., Bruce Springsteen To Headline 'Stand Up For Heroes' Event - [ROLLING STONE]
Condoleezza Rice Backed To Take Over NFL - [TELEGRAPH]
Matthew McConaughey's Goes Astronaut On Cover Of Empire - [COMIC BOOK MOVIE]
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Clear Channel Rebrands As iHeart Media
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia. The newly named company includes a wide range of advertising-supported, consumer-focused media businesses, including 859 radio stations in over 150 markets, with more than 245 million listeners a month -- iHeartMedia Digital; Premiere Networks, Total Traffic and Weather Network, 20,000 live music events, its related companies, including Katz Media Group; as well as Clear Channel Outdoor. 'iHeartMedia reflects our commitment to being the media company that provides the most entertainment to the most engaged audiences wherever they go, with more content and more events in more places on more devices,' said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Inc.
Don Gosselin Named PD For KAJA and KRPT San Antonio ; Bree Wagner Rises To APD; Tim Lewis Takes PD/Afternoon Drive Post At WJBC/Bloomington
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Justin Wittmayer Named VP/Market Manager For Cumulus San Francisco
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Cumulus announces that Justin Wittmayer has been appointed Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus San Francisco. Wittmayer was most recently Vice President/Sales for Clear Channel Miami. Prior to that, he was General Sales Manager for Clear Channel San Francisco, Market Manager for Clear Channel San Jose, and Director of Sales for Clear Channel San Jose. Gary Pizzati, Senior Vice President for Cumulus said: “Our business in San Francisco is very complex. The assortment of formats, which now include Nash FM, coupled with three major sports teams requires a leader who understands how to maximize revenue and cash flow from each. Justin not only understands what it takes to drive revenue, he knows how to run a business. His years of experience in the Bay Area will serve us well with the relationships he's established in the ad community and with recruiting top talent. We are thrilled to welcome Justin to the Cumulus family - now at the helm of our San Francisco operations.” Wittmayer said: “I am overcome with excitement to be joining the Cumulus team in San Francisco. Cumulus has afforded me a prodigious and challenging opportunity to partner with a brilliant organization and legendary brands in my hometown. I can't wait to get started.”
Former Syracuse Host Fighting For His Life In Arizona
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Longtime Syracuse host, Ron Bee, one half of the popular Rick & Ron Show on WOLF and later, co-host with Becky Palmer on B104.7 is now fighting for his life in Arizona. According to syracuse.com, Bee's career was sidelined in 2007 after an auto accident on his way to work left him with damage to his spine and needed surgery. Bee lost his voice. and was left with five inches of titanium in his neck and a "voice like Mickey Mouse." It would be three years before it returned to normal. Bee was forced into retirement and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. with his family to escape the cold, which bothered his neck. This past February, Bee went to the doctor for what he thought was the flu, but it turned out he had leukemia. Now some seven months later, the cancer, which his doctor believes was from his time Vietman where he was sprayed with Agent Orange. A stem cell transplant is planned which could extend his life beyond the one year prognosis doctors have currently given him. Bee describes the procedure as brutal with only 'one in three patients' making it past hospital. Bee says he's spoken with a few survivors who have undergone the transplant. Without the surgery, however, doctors give him a 20 percent chance of surviving the next year. Bee's son created a GoFundMe campaign to help cover his family's expenses over the next few years. Visit his gofundme page HERE
Straight Men Marry Each Other Contest Draws Outrage
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 16TH, 2014 –– New Zealand legalized same-sex marriages over a year ago, but now many in the gay community is outraged over a same-sex marriage between lifelong friends Matt McCormick and Travis McIntosh this past weekend who are both hetero(s)exual They agreed to wed as part of a radio contest by The Edge in New Zealand where they won a free trip to the Rugby World Cup next year in the UK. According to care2.com, the men have been friends since they met playing rugby as young children. They have committed to staying together for at least two years. “It trivializes what we fought for,” said activist Neill Ballantyne. Fellow activist, Joseph Habgood, concurred. “The point of this competition is that men marrying each other is still something that they think is worth having a laugh at.” The married couple insist they mean no disrespect. “We are not here to insult anyone,” said McCormick. “We are here to do our own thing and travel our own path.” The humor, McIntosh argues, comes from “seeing how far two good mates would go to win a trip to the Rugby World Cup.” Of course, The Edge is no stranger to controversial contests having married complete strangers three times over the years and staging nude wedding and three elopements to Las Vegas. Plus, after losing the Edge competition 'Would You Rather,' morning co-host Dom Harvey marched in last year's Auckland Pride Parade dressed in a wig, G-string, and holding a sign which read "Queen for a Day." As a sidebar, Harvey is releasing another book next month titled: 'Dom Harvey: Childhood of an Idiot'
Fox Sports Debuts In New Orleans
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– CCM+E New Orleans announced the launch of FOX Sports 1280 AM, effective immediately. WODT-AM now features FOX Sports Radio’s lineup of leading sports entertainment programs, including Jay Mohr Sports (shown), Steve Gorman Sports!, FOX Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North and JT “The Brick,” in addition to the network’s weekend programming. FOX Sports 1280 AM will provide New Orleans sports fans with relevant, credible coverage of sports news and games. FOX Sports 1280 AM Program Director Jim Fisher stated, “We're so happy to partner with the FOX Sports brand and provide the type of coverage New Orleans deserves. Hosts like Jay Mohr show that the medium is capable of so much more and we're proud to be part of that.”
PHOTO OPS: Envision's Laura Orkin Attends Oprah's 'The Life You Want' Event
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Laura Orkin COO, Envision Networks (pictured left) compares notes with Oprah Winfrey on “THE LIFE YOU WANT” this past weekend in Auburn Hills, Michigan. At her website, Oprah describes the event saying "I want us all to fulfill our greatest potential. To find our calling and summon the courage to live it," Oprah Winfrey says. In this moving and intimate one-woman show, she brings her story and vision to life, creating a transformative journey for every person in the audience. Orkin tells Jockline Daily: ”Oprah is a broadcast pioneer and was so gracious to share her insights on the path we take to achieve our goals. Her message was inspirational.”
[LISTEN] KIIS LA & ReelWorld Celebrate 10th Anniversary With New Jingles
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles has updated their sound with the all-new KIIS 2015 jingle package from ReelWorld. The jingle package represents a complete makeover of the KIIS brand, melding the heritage "Kiss FM" three-note signature logo with a new, modern vocal sound reflecting the CHR playlist of today and the format trends of tomorrow. The new package was recorded in Seattle, WA near the ReelWorld U.S. headquarters and marks the ten-year anniversary of the partnership between KIIS LA and ReelWorld. KIIS Program Director John Ivey said: “Apparently, composing and producing these new KIIS jingles was the easy part. Analyzing, understanding, dissecting, digesting, and transforming exactly what I was hearing in my head, well, that was a little more challenging. I’ve been with ReelWorld for more than 14 years and the guys know what I want even before I do. Like always, they nailed it!” ReelWorld’s Creative Director Erik Huber expressed his excitement over the KIIS 2015 release: "As a station known for its brand awareness among young listeners, KIIS LA requires a sound that’s in sync with their playlist and anticipates where the format is headed .. This package is a perfect complement not just for the KIIS of today, but the KIIS to come.” LISTEN HERE
Savannah Host Runs Charity 5k In Full Military Gear
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2014 –– Alpha Media’s Tim Leary (Tim Leary & The Morning Showgram-Mornings BOB 106.9 WUBB Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC) put on full military battle gear to run the inaugural Run for the Brave 5k. The race attracted more than 220 runners to raise money for Operation Homefront. Leary was joined by Army Specialist Baker Reeves, and Army Sgt. 1st Cl. Philadelphia from Hunter Army Airfield to help him suit up and get through the race. “That’s a lot of extra weight,” stated Sgt. Philadelphia. “All said and done he got about 60-61 extra pounds on him.” “There’s definitely a sense of finality when you get strapped into the body armor and rucksack,” explained Leary. “When overseas, our troops have this weight on them for 10-14 hours at a time…I’m just attempting to go 3.2 miles.” Leary went on to explain something incredible that happened during the race: “Philly and Reeves stayed with me and I made it 1.6 miles running before I had to switch to a “range walk”. (A very fast paced hike) The weight was OK, but the thing that got me was the helmet…it doesn’t release any body heat. I felt my head pulsating. Minutes later two Marine sergeants crossed the finish line, grabbed water, and ran back against the incoming runners to come get me. Right after that, Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua Smith-Parris Island crossed the finish line with his wife and two kids, told them to wait there, and turned around to also come get me.” “They caught up with us just over the 3.0 mile marker and wouldn’t let me fall. They started chanting drill marching cadences to keep me going. I was able to pick it up to a slow jog and the escorted me across the finish line, not leaving a man behind. PHOTO/Sgt. Malina Shippen USMC, Specialist Baker Reeves Cavalry, Tim Leary, Sgt. 1st Cl. Philadelphia Aviation, Sgt. Malina Shippen USMC, Staff Sgt. Joshua Smith USMC
Jimmy Kimmel And Carson Daly Sell Radio-Themed Comedy Script To ABC
Robin Thicke Admits It Was Pharrell, Not Him, Who Deserves Credit For Writing 'Blurred Lines' - [THE WEEK]
Jimmy Kimmel And Carson Daly Sell Sitcom To ABC - [THR]
UH OH: Wendy Williams Eats Crow - [WENDY SHOW]
UH OH 2: Sharon Osbournes Says F*** You To U2 On Twitter - [GOSSIP COP]
UH OH 2: Miss Nebraska Shows More Than Talent During Pageant - [RUMORFIX]
REPORT: Lindsay Lohan 'Lied' About Handling Whitney Houston's Body Bag - [DAILY MAIL]
George Clooney To Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award At Golden Globes - [USA TODAY]
Ariana Grande Covers 'Marie Claire' With Flair - [MARIE CLAIRE]
Luke Perry To Join 'CSI/Cyber' Cast - [TV LINE]
[WATCH] Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' With Jennifer Lawrence - [ONEPOPZ]
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[WATCH] Host Stirs National Attention After Sounding Off On Possible Terrorist Connection To Killing Of Local Teen
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Todd Pettengill, host of WPLJ New York's 'Todd Show,' said he may not have heard about this story if his daughter hadn’t been friends with the victim's family and voiced his concerns about its lack of attention. It involves the story of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin (below) who was shot to death in New Jersey in late June by Ali Muhammad Brown. After his arrest, Brown said his motive was revenge for U.S. actions in the Middle East. This led to New York-area radio host Todd Pettengill sounding off on what he sees as an act of domestic terrorism. Soon afterward, several national news sites picked up on his outrage, including Fox News. Pettengill, who described his show as a comedy/morning/music radio show, said last week on his show, “Where is the outrage for a young man, 19 years old, who was killed because he was an American? That's it. There's no two sides to this story,” he lamented. Fox New Insider's Martha MacCallum said initially, people wrongly assumed that Tevlin was killed buying drugs, but it turned out there was no drug-related element to the crime. "This kid was murdered because he was an American and that's where the story should begin. That's where the discussion should take place. Because domestic terrorism is here. It happened in New Jersey," said Pettengill. MacCallum pointed out that Brown is the suspect in three other targeted killings. She noted that it looks like a case of “serial terrorism.” Pettengill asked people to call attention to the murder on social media using #BrendanTevlin and visit the Facebook page dedicated to Tevlin's memory.
Cumulus Revamps The Loop Chicago's Lineup; Search For New Morning Show Underway
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Chicago announces that Classic Rock WLUP-FM 97.9 The Loop has revamped its weekday line-up that features personalities Tim Virgin (L), Lyndsey Marie and Pyke. In addition, the station has begun a nationwide search for Chicago’s next great morning show personality. Since the late ‘70’s, The Loop has provided the soundtrack to growing up in Chicago, with a long history of delivering rock music and legendary radio personalities to generations of Chicagoland listeners. The next chapter begins as former “Looper,” Tim Virgin returns to Chicago for WLUP Afternoon Drive. Virgin’s previous radio posts include WXRK-KROCK in New York City, WHFS in Washington, DC, and the former Q101 in Chicago. The Loop welcomes rising star Lyndsey Marie (R) to Middays. Lyndsey Marie heads to Chicago from her previous position on-air at Cumulus sister station, WNNX Rock 100.5 in Atlanta. Pyke loops back to Chicago to rock Nights on The Loop. His previous radio experience includes on-air stints at WXRK and WHTZ in New York and the former Q101 in Chicago. John Dickey, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content for Cumulus said: "This is a part of the continuing evolution of WLUP. Chicago is a city known for great personalities and this new line-up continues that tradition.” Wade Linder, Program Director and Operations Manager for WLUP said: “Chicago has a high expectation for the personalities on The Loop, so we’re thrilled to have Tim, Lyndsey and Pyke join us. Now, we start our search for Loop’s next amazing morning team.” Virgin said: “I’ve come full circle back to The Loop and Chicago - my home. To say that I am excited to be back at the legend that is The Loop is a huge understatement." Lyndsey Marie said: “I love Classic Rock, hockey and expensive beer, and I am so excited to be at The Loop in Chicago.”
MOTION: 95.5 KLOS Takes Middays To The Max With Addition Of Melissa Maxx; Jess Kage Joins Mornings on Sports Radio 98.7 The Fan Tampa Bay
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Los Angeles has announced that Rock jock Melissa Maxx will air on 95.5 KLOS, Southern California’s Best Rock, weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September 15. Maxx moves to Middays from her previous on-air position on KLOS weeknights from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight. Maxx assumes the midday position from former host, Derek Madden, who serves the station as Program Director. Maxx has been with KLOS since 2010 and was previously Executive Producer and VJ for the first made-for-mobile music video channel, Altitude. She has also appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials as both a host and an actress. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 she was the co-host of the nightly "Deek and Melissa Show" on WBCN in Boston. ####### Tampa Bay radio vet Kirk McEwen has joined The New Kirk & Kage Morning Show on 98.7 the Fan/Tampa. Jesse joins co-host Kirk McEwen along with Roxanne Wilder and Special Ed on the new Kirk & Kage show which airs 6am – 9am weekdays on 98.7 the Fan. PD John O’Connell, “I am very excited to welcome Jesse Kage to 98.7 the Fan. The station has always had an energy and edge that you find in a rock station, so in many ways Jesse will feel right at home. The pairing of Jesse with Kirk McEwen puts two outstanding radio personalities together that will excite and engage listeners. The Kirk and Kage Morning Show will not only be a destination for sports fans but anyone craving a balance of sports, fun and entertainment.” “I am THRILLED to join CBS RADIO and 98.7 the Fan and I look forward to taking the morning show to a new level with Kirk McEwen,” said Kage. “This is an exciting time for me and sports radio as a whole and want nothing more than to create killer radio for Tampa Bay.” ############# BIG 104.7/WPGB-FM Pittsburgh taps Carson Blackley for middays, effective today, September 15. She arrives from CCM+E co-owned G105/Raleigh, where she hosted she also hosted middays.
Westwood One Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Jim Bohannon Shows
93 Rock Wisconsin Gives Way To Classic Country 'The Duke'
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– Midwest Communications active rock 93.1 (Green Bay) and 93.5 (Fox Valley) has dropped its format and is now Duke FM, "playing the legends of country," according to the postcrescent.com. Replacing rock artist will be groups such as Alabama, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and others. 93 Rock held a farewell event Thursday night at a local club as Duke FM took over the airwaves at midnight. No word yet on on-air staff
Royal Prank Station Donates $550,000 To Family Of Deceased Nurse
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– The station behind the tragic royal prank which resulted in the suicide by the India-born nurse, Jacintha Saldanha (shown), has donated $550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. According to the Times Of India, Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund for the nurse's family. "We do not assume, of course, that this donation or any amount of money could relieve the feelings of loss felt by Saldanha's family. But it is our hope that it may help them," a spokeswoman said in a statement. Saldanha was found dead days after she was tricked into revealing details of Kate Middleton's first pregnancy to two Australian hosts, Mel Greig and Michael Christian — posing as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles back in December 2012. The radio station conveyed its condolences but did not accept any blame for her death, The Australian reported. The Australian reported. "We also note that the coroner has said there is no causation as a matter of law between the hoax call and any subsequent voluntary action by Saldanha," a spokeswoman said. Radio programmes were collaborative and no blame could be placed on the radio hosts as "they are not the final decision makers", although Southern Cross Austereo accepted full responsibility for the call and broadcast, she said.
REPORT: Kerri Kasem Dishes On Her Step-Mom And Dad's Relationship
'Got along" Until They "Realized That Jean Only Faked It At Times"
Hidden Video Of Nikki Sixx's Return To 'Vintage Vinyl' Record Shop Debuts Tonight
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014 –– During a recent Motley Crüe tour stop in New Jersey, rock icon and national radio host Nikki Sixx returned to his roots working at famous East Coast record store, Vintage Vinyl, to promote his chart-topping band Sixx:AM’s forthcoming album “Modern Vintage” and offer a special giveaway to fans. Those who pre-ordered copies of “Modern Vintage” at the record store in Fords, N.J., received a limited-edition 7” vinyl of “Gotta Get it Right,” the first single from the new album that is due for release by Eleven Seven Music on October 7. While photos of Sixx working at Vintage Vinyl were shared across social media, exclusive hidden camera footage was also filmed by the people behind some of your favorite hidden-camera pieces, TV BOY (tvboynyc.com). The resulting video will premiere today, September 15 on www.SixxSense.com – the website for Sixx’s internationally syndicated radio programs Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown with Nikki Sixx. Visit the site at 8 p.m. ET tonight (9/15/14) to see the surprisingly funny footage of Sixx (a.k.a “Larry”) working behind the store counter, including assisting customers with music searches, answering phone calls, and failed attempts to use a cash register, bag albums, all while denying his true identity.
FAA Rule's 'Glitch' Grounds Cincinnati Host From From Flying In Banner Towing Plane
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2015 –– A last minute ‘glitch’ involving FAA rules that prohibit passengers in banner-towing planes, temporarily grounded Marianne Curran, co-host of the top-rated Bob & Marianne in the Morning Show on Friday. She was to have flown over Cincinnati alongside a plane towing the “Men are Superior” signage. According to Warm 98 station manager, Mr. Cruel “her having to accompany the banner during flight is the penalty for losing the best of 40 games in a series called Battle of the Sexes that airs on Warm 98 every weekday at 5:50 and 7:20 AM.” “The FAA is the government agency entrusted with public flight safety. They have nothing but our safety in mind, said Jeff Zeigler, owner and operator of It’s Up In The Air, a banner towing advertising company based near Cincinnati. “The dangerous maneuvers needed for a plane to swing within inches of the ground and grab a banner with a hook mounted on the tail end of a plane and the steep angle of ascent required to lift a banner into the sky are among the reasons the FAA prohibits non-pilot-licensed passengers from riding in these planes. What they didn’t understand is that Marianne was going to be in a separate plane and that no FAA rules were ever going to be compromised,” added Zeigler. Weather permitting, Marianne will fly Monday and finally pay her debt to all mankind,” he said.
TV Anchor Announces On-Air He Has Four To Six Months To Live
ALL SMILES: First Official Photo Of The New 'View' Cast - [ET]
TV Anchor Announces On-Air He Has Four To Six Months To Live - [BUZZFEED]
Billy Bob Thornton's Band Inks Record Deal - [ROLLING STONE]
Gary Busey Wins 'Big Brother' Competition - [INDEPENDENT]
Beyonce Pregnant Again? - [NY DAILY NEWS]
Mandy Moore To Play Doctor On 'Red Band Society' - [INSIDE TV]
Martha Stewart Suggests Gwyneth Paltrow Stick To Acting - [PAGE SIX]
Cara Delevingne Goes '60's Glam For 'Allure' - [MY DAILY]
[WATCH] Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper Back for 'Serena' - [THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS]
Former 'Tarzan' Lead, Danny Miller, Dies At 80 - [BALTIMORE SUN]
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2014 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced; KROQ Scores Double Honors
Scott Shannon Returns To Syndication In Classic Form
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– CBS RADIO and United Stations Radio Networks announced the two entities will work together to create and syndicate a new program, Scott Shannon presents “AMERICA’S GREATEST HITS.” The new four-hour weekend show will debut on Saturday, Oct. 18 or Sunday, Oct. 19 (check local listings) on CBS RADIO’s 10 Classic Hits stations across the country, including WCBS-FM in New York, where Shannon hosts one of the most listened to shows in morning drive. Additional affiliates will be announced at a later date. Shannon previously was the founder and voice of the nationally distributed “True Oldies” channel which was broadcast on more than 100 stations nationwide from 2004-14. “I love the medium of radio…everybody knows that…and I’ll grab any chance possible to play the greatest hits of all time and tell stories about the artists, and the songs and the era that they come from,” said Shannon. “Scott has established himself as one of the leading authorities on music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and is among the best storytellers to ever grace the airwaves – it’s why he’s been so successful anchoring the lineup at WCBS-FM,” said Chris Oliviero, CBS RADIO Executive Vice President, Programming. “Scott is a legend in radio and having the opportunity to work with him and his team which includes his representative John McConnell and all the folks at CBS Radio, well, it’s a dream come true,” said Andy Denemark, Executive Vice President, Programming, United Stations.
[WATCH] CBS Les Moonves Says You May See Us 'Trim Down Stations In Smaller Markets
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– This week while appearing on CNBC's 'Closing Bell' with David Faber, CBS chief Les Moonves said on Wednesday's show 'I think you might see us try to trim down radio stations that aren't in major markets.' This followed Faber's comment: "when I look at the portfolio, the one thing that maybe stands out is radio." Moonves said "We still believe in radio," he told Faber, but "it is slow growth." "It's still a content business. Unlike the outdoor business which is walls .. Radio is a content business. We have developed our sports radio network which works in concert with our other divisions. CBS Sports Network and CBS Sports and Showtime. Valuable content.' SEE SCRIPT AND WATCH CNBC INTERVIEW HERE
[WATCH] Kimberly And Beck Return To Rochester Radio On Rebranded WQBW/95.1
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– Longtime Rochester morning hosts Kimberly and Beck have returned to the air, this time they're on 95.1 FM, formerly The Brew, where they'll take afternoons from 2-7pm. They'll also join NewsRadio WHAM 1180 AM weeknights from 8-9 p.m. They were last heard on WBZA 98.9 The Buzz before being fired after making comments about the transgender community. Their comments came in response to the city's recent decision to offer transgender health benefits to employees. According the rochester.twcnews.com, Kimberly and Beck made a surprise appearance yesterday on "The Brother Wease Show" (below) to announce their return, and then a few hours later, debuted their new show, "Kimberly and Beck in the Afternoon." "It was very heartwarming after we were fired and the fourth man, our Rochester listeners, started a Facebook page and Twitter pages and they were very rabid about getting us back on the radio, so we owe a lot to Rochester listeners and we're very grateful," said Ray. "I think they've learned some things. They're going to handle controversial issues but they're going to be more sensitive moving forward," said Bob Morgan, Clear Channel GM. WATCH RETURN HERE
Florida Georgia Line To Host First-Ever 'American Country Countdown Awards' December 15 On FOX
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Bob FM London Bans All Scottish Music
By Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2014 –– BOB FM is doing their bit to help keep the United Kingdom together. BOB fm is going Scot Free until the outcome of the referendum on Scotland’s independence next week. This morning at 8:20, Programme Controller and Breakfast Show host, Graham Mack, stopped The Proclaimers, ‘500 Miles’ halfway through and said, “I’ve had enough of this! Listen to how is all started here; http://www.bobfm.co.uk/on-air/breakfast/bob-fm-bans-scottish-music-ahead-of-independence-vote/
Alan Jones Takes On Surprising New Role, And Not Everyone Is Impressed - Sydney Australia’s Breakfast Show Host on 2GB, Alan Jones has signed up to star in the Cole Porter theatre show Anything Goes. A long-time patron of the arts and advocate of all things theatre, Jones regularly passionately discusses theatre on his show. Some see his decision to take on the role of the captain on the good ship Anything Goes as a little hypercritical, considering past "rantings" such as the one aimed at Opera Australia then-CEO Adrian Collette in 2008 who he accused of "abandoning some of the greatest artists". Jason Whittaker, writing for Crikey, feels that's exactly what has happened to include Jones in the cast. He writes: "So what would Alan make of this: next year the company is presenting a Cole Porter musical with no operatic parts, and for one role has passed over numerous experienced performers to employ a multimillionaire bigoted radio shock jock who can’t sing or act”.
Chris Evans Splashes Out £2.27m ($3.66m) On ANOTHER Car! - Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Chris Evans was in the crowd at Silverstone Auctions' Salon Prive sale in London on Thursday night to view a number of flash classics and splashed out £2.27 million pounds on a classic 1971 Daytona Spyder Ferrari. The renowned car collector then got involved in a bidding war for a very rare 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder which is thought to be a world record for the model.
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[LISTEN] How Melissa Rivers Got Stern To Deliver Eulogy
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– SiriusXM's Howard Stern said on Monday's show that when Melissa Rivers first asked him to deliver the Eulogy at her mother's funeral, he told her she was asking the wrong guy. After calling the service 'one of the greatest events he'd ever witnessed, he explained "I had gotten a call from Melissa like a day and half before the service asking me if I would speak," he said. "I said to her, 'Melissa, you are asking the wrong guy.' I said, 'I'll do it, I would do anything for Joan, I will do anything for you." After telling her she should get someone more suited to the task, she told him 'No, I want you to do it. I didn't want to say the wrong thing," he said. "I was in touch with Louis C.K. and he said, 'You know, Joan really deserves a great send off. He said something very profound. He said, 'Joan was like an aunt or a best friend who could make everything better.' Even in times after say 9/11 or the country just seems to be going down or things just seem to be bad, when she would crack a joke ... you didn't feel so alone. It just made you feel better knowing Joan Rivers was making a joke about it." LISTEN HERE
[LISTEN] WWO Sports' Larry Fitzgerald Talks Ray Rice's Team Drop And NFL Suspension: "You Have To Live Your Life Like You're Always Being Watched'
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Following news of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice being booted from his team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after new video evidence shown by TMZ of him beating his then-fiancée unconscious, Westwood One Sports' contributors and current NFL players Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald commented to Jim Gray before Monday Night Football doubleheader on Westwood One. Tom Brady: “It’s a very sad and tragic situation for everyone that’s involved. You can’t help but see the video and have a strong reaction toward it. There’s really no place for domestic violence in our society. Larry Fitzgerald (shown) said “It’s disturbing, to say the least. It has no place in our society and especially has no place in our league. The commissioner and the Baltimore Ravens took swift action and I think deservingly so. It was really tough to watch that video. I think you have to live your life like you’re always being watched. You have to make sure that you understand that anything you do potentially could change your life. There’s video cameras in malls, there’s video cameras in parking lots. You know, so you have to be aware. But the important thing is just to live life right. Do the right thing and you don’t have to worry about it.” Hear Larry Fitzgerald HERE
Mother Nature Throws Water On Phoenix' Hosts Drive To Work
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– As monsoon storms brought record-setting rainfall and flooding to Phoenix, The Johnjay & Rich Show found itself immersed in the media coverage. On the way to the radio studio yesterday morning, Johnjay became stranded in a flooded intersection for two hours and had to co-host the program from his car while waiting to be rescued. Their tale even was picked up by ap (read here). JJ told Jockline Daily "I was driving to work same way I always do, the neighborhood I go down by the station was pitch black as it always is...suddenly my car turned off and I was coasting... I was stuck in the middle of the flood! Water was coming thru my door and then my electrical shut off! I couldn't roll down the window and I couldn't open the doors! The water was rising! I called my partner Rich, he has a jacked up raised F150 ( cuz he lives in BFE)...he pulled up next to me, I kicked the window open climbed on the roof and jumped into his truck! (BTW all this during a stop set) I did the first two breaks of our show from inside my car! Simply.. Rich Berra saved my life! ######### Among other hosts stifled on the way to work was Justin Scheman of Mix 969. He tells Jockline daily "It seems that I have the worst luck. I have lived in 7 states including Florida which floods all the time and the only time I have ever gotten stuck in water was in the desert of Phoenix! While driving to work at 3:50am in the pouring rain I was cruising in about 6-8 inches of water until the road dipped and the hood of my car was almost under water (shown) I slammed in reverse but with front wheel drive it didn't catch traction so I stepped on the gas to make it the gas station just 15 feet away and the car went dead. I opened the door to get out and water filled the car." 1
Radio Host Comes To Aid Of Hilary Duff Following Hit & Run In L.A.
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Singer and actress Hilary Duff says Sophie Monk (shown) saved her in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles. According to dailymail.com, Duff was in Australia promoting her latest single 'All About You', and while being interviewed by 2DayFM's breakfast show hosts Jules Lund, Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk revealed she had a car accident and Sophie comes out of nowhere during a rainy day in LA. "This girl hit me, she rear-ended me, and tried to run. And Sophie took her (own) car and blocked her off. Monk blocked the driver's car and took down the driver's number plate I'm like "Sophie?" and she's like, "Oh my God, Hilary!"' Meanwhile, quick-thinking Sophie rushed to her friend's rescue preventing the driver from leaving the scene and taking down the number plate. Sophie took to Instagram to upload a picture of her friend calling her the 'sweetest thing' the pair met while dating Madden brothers Benji and Joel in 2006. And, apparently, she admitted to not being the best driver. "I've had a few (accidents), mostly with my own house though. So that’s a good thing, it’s always best when there is only one person involved. 'I've hit my garage a few times. Sometimes I've pulled in too tight. I've always had a big car so I've pulled in and scratched it, things like that.' PHOTO/instagram
Seacrest From Macy's Window; Ken Thomson's New Digs
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– If you've been complaining about your squeaky studio chair, check this out. According to USA Today, on Monday, Ryan Seacrest broadcast his radio show in the windows at Macy’s Herald Square - PHOTO/screengrab. He was there to promote the official launch of his Ryan Seacrest Distinction men’s wear collection. ####### Meanwhile, in a more permanent setting, Yahoo! Sports Radio revealed evening host Ken Thomson’s new audience-friendly studio in The Palazzo Las Vegas during his live program on Monday night. The glass-enclosed, state-of-the-art facility is located in Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas, where listeners can now watch the broadcast live, Monday-Friday, 10 p.m.–1 a.m. ET/7 p.m.-10 p.m. PT.
SYNDICATION: Free Beer & Hot Wings Comes To 96Rock Cincinnati; Marilu Henner Broadcasts From Atlanta; Dayton's Hot 102.9 Adds The Breakfast Club To Its Lineup
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Cumulus Cincinnati announces that Free Beer & Hot Wings has come to 96Rock WFTK-FM Mornings. Free Beer & Hot Wings is hosted by a colorful cast including: Gregg “Free Beer” Daniels, Chris “Hot Wings” Michels, Eric Zane, Producer Joe and Producer Steve (shown) . 96Rock’s local host Mistress Bridget continues to round out WFTK Mornings, providing local traffic and information updates throughout the show. WFTK Program Director and former morning show host Michael Walter (Fin) moves his show to Middays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m, which launched Tuesday with the new name, Fin on the Job. Afternoon personality JD continues to take 96Rockers through the afternoon and ride home from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., with the 96Rock Homegrown Local Band feature airing weekdays at 4:20 p.m. ######### Marilu Henner (R) host of Sun Broadcast Group’s nationally-syndicated The Marilu Henner Show, enjoyed some Southern hospitality last week when she broadcast her show from Atlanta affiliate WCFO-AM. Pictured are Marilu and WCFO-AM GSM, Jennifer Green. For more information, call Sun Broadcast Group (800) 871-6163. ########## Alpha Media Dayton, OH station Hot 102.9 (WDHT-FM) has announced the addition of syndicated morning show “The Breakfast Club” to its weekday lineup from 5:30am to 10am starting Thursday, September 11th. The Breakfast Club, starring Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy. Hot 102.9 Program Director, Ryan Drake, said, “We think that the world’s most dangerous morning show is a great fit for the Hot 102.9 audience and they can’t wait to become part of the station and the great city of Dayton.”
MOTION: Greg Lane Joins 102.7 The Wolf Fresno For Middays; Talk Radio 102.3/Chattanooga's Brian Joyce Takes Over 'Live & Local' Slot; Cindy Vero On Hunt For New Opportunity
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– KHGE-FM 102.7 The Wolf, Fresno's New Country, announced today that well-known local Valley favorite, Greg Lane, will join the station as mid-day host, beginning September 11, 2014. Lane will host weekdays from 10-3:00 p.m. He most recently served as on-air personality at KSKS hosting mid-days. For many years Lane also hosted a special CMA Broadcast Live From Nashville, providing all access coverage of the annual Country music event. "Greg is exactly the right person to host middays on 102.7 The Wolf," said Nick Cash, Program Director. ######### Talk Radio 102.3 (Cumulus Media) has announced that the time slot formerly known as "Live & Local" will now be called "The Brian Joyce Show." Joyce, originally from Boston, MA, took over the 1-4 pm slot in April of 2012. In that time, he has taken the show from 10th in the market among Men 25-54, and 15th in the market among Persons 25-54, to top 3 in both demos. This is the first time in station history, going back 20 years, that the 1-4 pm slot has been top 3 in both Men and Persons 25-54. ########## Following the hiring of Carolina Bermudez as co-host with Paul 'Cubby' Bryant on WKTU/NYC, this left former co-host Cindy Vero (shown with Lady Gaga) on the hunt for her next opportunity. Reach her by email at email@example.com or at (201) 925-5377.
RTDNA Honors CBS News' Harvey Nagler
Point-To-Point Launches 'The $10,000 Selfie Contest'
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Point-To-Point Marketing is Launching a unique online contest beginning today ,September 9th, exclusively for anyone who works in broadcast radio and TV. "The $10,000 Selfie Contest" is a chance for managers, personalities dollars for themselves for a change. PTP's Tim Satterfield says 'Were flipping the switch and doing a simple & cool contest radio people can ENTER & WIN instead of executing for listeners. Poor folks in radio never get to win anything, and 10K up for grabs is pretty cool. To enter, tweet- #radio & #TV folks by @PTPradio. Upload pic HERE - or @instagram & @twitter using #SocialBounce
Get Used To It: Bookfacing Has Cometh
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– Here's a great new fad for everyone back in school. September is Life Literacy Month – a month designated to celebrate literacy and lifelong learning. Get involved and spread the word to help increase literacy skills. We’ll make it easy for you - start #Bookfacing! Step 1: Find your favorite book! Step 2: Put the book on your face! (Be creative!) Step 3: Snap a photo and upload it as your new social media profile pic! Step 4: Share this initiative on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and beyond; use the hashtag #Bookfacing and challenge your friends to start #Bookfacing! www.BookfaceonFacebook.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bookfacing/318149898364259. Kicking off in Ottawa is Hot 89.9's Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni, and Josie.
NASH FM 94.7 NYC Puts On "Last Summer Bash" Concert
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2014 –– NASH FM 94.7 NYC was proud to host its “Last Summer Bash” on Saturday, September 6th at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. Listeners came out for this free concert featuring Maddie & Tae, John King, and Danielle Bradbery. It was a great night of performances by some of Country’s best young acts! From L to R: NASH FM 94.7’s Jesse Addy, Maddie (of Maddie & Tae), NASH’s Kelly Ford, Danielle Bradbery, John King, Tae (of Maddie & Tae), NASH FM Program Director Brian Thomas.
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James Corden to Replace Craig Ferguson on 'Late Late Show' - [FOX]
Motown Legend Smokey Robinson Says Justin Bieber Is On The Wrong Track - [SMOOTH RADIO]
UH OH: CBS & Letterman Slapped With Lawsuit By Intern - [DEADLINE]
All Eyes On Apple This Morning At 10:00 PT - [ABC]
Jenny McCarthy Matches Drew Carey's $10K Reward To Find Lewd Ice Bucket Pranksters - [RUMOR FIX]
Taylor Swift Reinvented - [ROLLING STONE]
'Chicago Fire's' Molly Glynn Killed By Falling Tree During Storm - [US]
Neil Patrick Harris And David Durtka Get Married - [E ONLINE]
'The Simpsons' To Air In China - [THE WRAP]
Bey And Jay Crash Wedding In Italy - [BUZZFEED]
[WATCH] TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'The Boy Next Door' With J-LO - [SCREEN CRUSH]
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[WATCH] Howard Stern Delivers Eulogy At Joan Rivers Funeral
THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2014 –– Howard Stern called Rivers the best friend in the world -- a big sister -- a crazy aunt at a bar mitzvah," as he delivered a Eulogy during this weekend's funeral for comedy legend Joan Rivers. Joining droves of other celebrities such as Barbara Walters, Donald Trump, Diane Sawyer, Geraldo Rivera, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Paul Shaffer, Barry Diller, Steve Forbes, Clive Davis, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Dr. Oz and numerous others, he added, 'She fought the stereotype that women couldn't be funny and was responsible for putting the red carpet into prime time.' Other tributes were delivered by TV anchor Deborah Norville and Rivers' daughter, Melissa. Hugh Jackman sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage" at the end of the memorial and bagpipers from the New York City Police Department played outside of Temple Emanu-El (shown), many dabbing their eyes. 6ABC TV reported that mourners had lined up outside the Fifth Avenue synagogue and waited for their names to be checked against a list before entering. Tons of media stood stood behind barriers and fans from as far away as Australia and England lined the streets. In River's 2012 book "I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me" that she wanted her funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action and instead of a rabbi talking, Rivers asked for "Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents" and "a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce's." Her wishes were were printed in the funeral program. Her publicist said that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to God's Love, We Deliver; Guide Dogs for the Blind; or Our House. WATCH 6ABC COVERAGE HERE Temple Emanu-El PHOTO/nycago.org
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