Savage Nation Lands At Cumulus Media
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Media Networks announced that Michael Savage’s “The Savage Nation” will join their growing roster of syndicated hosts and go live on its Network beginning Tuesday, October 23, airing weeknights from 6PM – 9PM (PST). Michael Savage’s “The Savage Nation” was recently ranked as the third most listened to radio talk show in the nation with more than ten million weekly listeners. In 2012 “The Savage Nation” became the # 1 talk show on the Internet. All of his numbers were way up especially via Mobile and Social Radio. He is the author of 28 books, including six New York Times bestsellers. “As we aggressively create radio’s most compelling mix of show hosts the addition of Michael Savage is a milestone in our determined efforts to provide our listeners nationwide with the best programming in the business,” said John Dickey, co-chief operating officer of Cumulus. In addition to Michael Savage, Cumulus Media Networks so far this year has announced new shows from hosts including former Governor Mike Huckabee, Geraldo Rivera, Perez Hilton and Kix Brooks.
Elvis Duran Reaches 50th Affiliate Mark
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– Premiere Networks has proudly announced that Elvis Duran and The Morning Show has reached a broadcasting milestone of 50 affiliates. Recent affiliate adds for the most-listened-to Top 40 morning show in the U.S., include: Power 96.1/WWPW-FM in Atlanta, 97-3 Radio Now/WRNW-FM in Milwaukee, The New 105.3/WVMA-FM in Norfolk and Z104/WZEE-FM in Madison. In 2012, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment signed Duran to a new long-term deal. He continues hosting his hit syndicated show while expanding his role in such areas as talent and programming development, as well as serving as a spokesperson for the company. Duran was also nominated for a 2012 NAB Marconi Award in the “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” category.
Syracuse Morning Duo Ends Run At Station By Being Killed Off By Zombies
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– I know what you're thinking: Halloween. Zombies. Stuntage. Natch. Oddly enough, there's some truth to this scenario as Hunter Scott and Josh Grosvent (shown), co-hosts of 95X/Syracuse morning show chose late October to exit the show. Grosvent told syracuse.com “We figured the most interesting way to do it was to be killed off by zombies.” Scott, who also serves as PD for 95X and Grosvent had been handling the show for two years. Given the bit, you won't be surprised to learn that Grosvent is also a comic writer who’s hosted a weekly Wednesday night improvisational “Walk Up Radio Show” at Wise Guys Comedy Club in Syracuse. 95X GM Shane Bogardus said that PMD Big Smoothie would be stepping in Wednesday morning to cover the show until the station finds a replacement. Both members of the show said the resignations are not a stunt to promote the station's ’Zombie Crawl 2012, which starts Saturday.
Tagg Romney Tells Host He Wanted To Take A Swing At Obama After He Called His Dad A Liar [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– We know towards the end of the presidential election things begin to get dirty, but now even their kids are getting into the fray. Yesterday while stumping for his dad in Raleigh, N.C., Tagg Romney (shown with Dad, Mitt) joined Bill LuMaye's show on WPTF-AM and when asked what is it like for you to hear the president of the United States call your dad a liar?, Tagg remarked with a slight chuckle "Well, eh, you jump out of your seat, you want to rush down and take a swing at him." He added "..you can’t do that because, well first because there’s a lot of Secret Service between you and him.” As for the race, Tagg said they’re going to do everything they can do to try to make my dad into someone he’s not. We signed up for it. We’ve gotta kinda sit there and take our punches and then send them right back the other way. Tagg was, of course, joking about wanting to take a swipe at Obama, right? Uhhhh, Right? ”LISTEN TO AUDIO
Pete McMurray Exits Merlin Media Chicago
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– Longtime Chicago personality, Pete McMurray, ended his stint with WIQI-FM (i101.1) following yesterday's show. Prior to moving over to i101-FM in August, McMurray had hosted mornings at WLUP-FM for more than 5 years until he was surprisingly replaced in July by Maxwell. This was McMurray's second run at The Loop, having done nights there from 2001-2003. McMurray currently serves as a host and reporter for TV's "24/7 Chicago," which airs weekends on WMAQ-TV. He told Jockline Daily "I had a fantastic run at the Loop. We accomplished some great ratings increases over the past couple of years. Unfortunately you can't control the owners and what direction they want to take." As for his co-host , Sweet Baby Jane Monzures, no word on her future at the station.
Kimmel To Air Special Brooklyn NY Week; Stern, Letterman Among Special Guests
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– The former Kevin & Bean producer/turned TV star, Jimmy Kimmel, should feel right back in his element later this month as he'll be joined by America's Got Talent' Howard Stern among numerous other New York based celebrities there to celebrate his return home. Kimmel will head to Brooklyn, N.Y. for a week of shows airing from October 29 through November 2. Among his many guests will include David Letterman, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Kelly Ripa, Tracy Morgan, Alicia Keys, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Vampire Weekend and the Avett Brothers with the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Reportedly, the show will include a tour of his old neighborhood and childhood home. This could be a bit weird for Letterman, however. Starting on January 8, 2013, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will air weeknights in the same time slot. Kimmel idolized Letterman coming up. In a 2011 Hollywood Report interview he said "I’d draw Dave’s face on every book cover. I was like a teenage girl in love with him."
TOP NEWS FROM THE U.K.
by Graham Mack
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– Harriet Harman who is the deputy leader of our opposition political party, Labour, has called for a full, independent inquiry into the allegations that the late Jimmy Savile (s)exually abused children while he was a DJ at BBC Radio 1. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, Mrs Harman said: “Progress has been made - and it has been hard fought-for progress - but I think it’s always dangerous to say ‘oh well, that couldn’t happen now’. The British Government appears to be divided over whether a public inquiry will be held into the Savile scandal. Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, has said that the Government would consider the option, while Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, appeared to rule it out, saying that it was up to the police to investigate what took place.
Meanwhile, Radio 1 legend Dave Lee Travis denies grope accusations
Heart and Capital TV start broadcasting - Global Radio has launched two television channels to mirror their biggest radio brands, Heart and Capital. The channels are now available on digital satellite TV in Europe and can also be accessed on the Heart and Capital iPhone and iPad apps, as well as on heart.co.uk and capitalfm.com. They are run completely in-house from Global Radio’s HQ in Leicester Square, London and are billed as the next generation of music TV channels.
Bus named after radio host Chris Copsey - A Brighton & Hove bus has been named after Sussex radio legend Chris Copsey who died unexpectedly last year at the age of 52. Chris’s family and friends gathered at Brighton racecourse to see the new bus named after him. He was a fixture of the Sussex airwaves for nearly 30 years, being part of the launch team of Southern Sound in 1983. He’d most recently been working for Media Sound Holdings’ stations Splash FM, Bright FM, Sovereign FM and Arrow FM. Chris’s widow, Yvonne Copsey, launched one of Brighton & Hove’s Hybrid double deck buses, which will operate on the busy cross city route from Brighton Marina to Hove’s George Street.
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Radio Host Pulls A Rivers Atop New Jersey Billboard
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– Ever since the iconic Bob Rivers first stepped on a billboard in 1988 at 98 Rock Baltimore for an 11-day, on-air marathon during an Orioles losing streak, radio's fascination with riding high in the sky has never ceased to amaze. The latest offering takes place in Toms River, NJ where host Andy Chase of the Hawk is once again spending his days on top a billboard for its annual Ocean of Love Hawk Billboard Radiothon. The Hawk is attempting to raise $105,700 in just 5 days on top of the billboard in the parking lot of Target. As of noon yesterday, $18,364 had been raised. According to tomsrivernjonline, local businesses are helping out too. TGI Fridays of Toms River and Manahawkin are donating 15% of all sales excluding alcohol and Scary Rotten Farms of Brick is donating $2 per ticket. “Ocean of Love is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to helping Ocean County children with cancer and their families,” said co-founder and executive director, Linda Gillick. “Our purpose is to assist the children through their illness.”
Q102 Philly Is Looking For You
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– Q-102 (WIOQ-FM) in Philadelphia has a very rare opening for an on air talent position. The legendary top 40 is seeking that special someone that can transcend the typical radio talent and reach levels others only dream of. The talent must also possess enviable production and imaging skills. Imaging a station with the heritage of Q102 requires someone that can image the station in such an exciting way that the listeners will not want to turn it off. The right person will have to think in colors, knows how America's youth thinks, knows pop culture and lives the lifestyle, and is a social media ninja. A Minimum of 3 years a must, interested applicants should submit resumes and audio file to: firstname.lastname@example.org No calls please.
MOVERS/WAKERS: John Curley Joins KIRO-FM Seattle For Mornings; Isaac Ropp Extends With ESPN The Fan Portland
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2012 –– Lots' of changes at KIRO-FM Seattle as they announce the move of evening host John Curley to mornings where he'll join Tom Tangney and news anchor Ursua Reutin. This comes on the heels of the just announced "Seattle's Morning News's co-anchor Linda Thomas move to Senior Features Reporter –––––– Entercom's KFXX (“ESPN Sports Radio 1080 The FAN”) has reached a new, multi-year agreement with veteran sports talk show host Isaac Ropp. Ropp started with The FAN as an intern in 2001 and advanced to a debut with co-host Jason Scukanec on The FAN’s successful afternoon-drive program, Primetime with Isaac and Big Suke, in August of 2006. Since then, the show has become Portland’s most popular sports talk program. –––––––Ann McManus has been appointed by Cumulus Media as it Regional Vice President for Cumulus markets in the Northeast. McManus will oversee Sales and Operations for Bridgeport, Danbury and New London Connecticut as well as Poughkeepsie and Westchester, New York markets. She has been the Vice President/Market Manager for WEBE WICC in Bridgeport, CT since 2002. ––––––KMBQ-FM (Q99.7) Wasilla, AK, PD Chuck Geiger moves to mornings where he'll team with Wendy Corbin. They'll be known as "The New Q Waking Crew.
Things Get Hairy During Bertinelli Interview On Stern Show [VIDEO] [TRAVELERS TODAY]
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'Binders Full of Women' Most Popular Moment In Debate - [THR]
Van Halen Calls 'One Direction' A Bunch of Dickheads - [HUFFPO]
Ashton Kutcher Tops Forbe's List Of Highest Paid Actors - [FORBES]
'Hawaii Five O Books Star Trek's Takei - [TV LINE]
Jessica Sanchez To Join 'Glee' - [THE INQUISITR]
TNT To Develop Frankenstein Series - [DEADLINE]
REPORT: OJ Simpson Asking $5 Million For Knife That Killed Nicole Brown - [RADAR ONLINE]
UH OH: lance Armstrong Dumped By Nike - [GOSSIP COP]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Jack Reacher' With Tom Cruise - [INSIDE MOVIES]
Bubba Slams The Hulk Over Lawsuit; 'Friendship Is 'Over'
REPORT: Other Tapes Out There With B & C Celebrities
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– Ever since Jockline Daily first reported this story, we opined this story was far from over. That was putting it mildly. Yesterday, Bubba the Love Sponge Clem took to the airwaves to bash his former, longtime friend Hulk Hogan, just a day after the former wrestler announced he had filed two law suits over a secretly filmed (s)ex tape. Clem said “Now that you’ve filed a lawsuit, it’s over.” He added that the lawsuit was an attempt to him and his ex-wife (Heather) to cover his backside. Bubba didn’t actually deny his part in the tape but stated, “I’m gonna be honest with you, I have not seen the tape … Meanwhile, in our story is far from over category, comes a report from philly.com that there are more tapes of Heather (Cole) filmed with B & C. Stay tuned.
Columbus Sport's Host Suspended After Tweeting He Wished ESPN's Desmond Howard Would Get Fired Or Die
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– Columbus sports talk host, Scott Torgerson (shown), one half of the WBNS 97.1 The Fan's Common Man and Torg' Show becomes the latest personality who got busted not by what he said, but what he wrote. According to The New York Post, after tweeting that he wished ESPN’s Desmond Howard would get fired or die," he was soon suspended by his station. Dave Van Stone, president and general manager of WBNS 97.1 The Fan, confirmed on Tuesday that Scott Torgerson has been suspended indefinitely for the tweet. Perhaps fueling the outburst was the fact that the Heisman Trophy winner was part of Ohio's chief rival, Michigan. Kirk Herbstreit, a football analyst on ESPN with Howard, blasted Torgerson during his own show on WBNS program (WBNS is an ESPN affiliate). Of note, among the many hot topics to be covered at this year's Talk Show Boot Camp will be Crisis Management. You can bet practicing safe tweets will be part of the conversation.
MOVERS/WAKERS: Ellen K Re-Ups With KIIS/LA Through 2015; Trish Gazall To Co-Host Mornings At Fresh 102.5 St. Louis
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– Looks like 20 year plus co-host of KIIS-FM/LA's morning show, Ellen K, will be around even longer. According to a tweet, the longtime co-host of The Ryan Seacrest Show and Rick Dees has reportedly extended her contract through 2015. Ellen K began at KIIS FM in April of 1990. Last May she received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. ––––––– Fresh 102.5 (KEZK-FM) in St. Louis announced Trish Gazall will join Vic Porcelli on the air, effective Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
Rick & Bubba Raise Over $1.2 Million In 4th World Vision Radiothon
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– Syndicated Solution's Rick & Bubba show have successfully conducted a two-day Radiothon with the humanitarian charity organization World Vision. This was the fourth straight year they’ve partnered with World Vision. The Radiothon, held on Thursday and Friday, 11 and 12 October 2012, resulted in over 900 children (and counting) being sponsored worldwide. To date there have been children sponsored in over 40+ countries from listeners in 24 states across America. In total, $1.2 million has been raised in 2012 – and over $4.5 million combined since 2009. Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey commented “When you are given a platform like we have with this show, it's things like the World Vision Radiothon that really matter ... Over 900 kids this year and over 3500 kids the past four years……wow! It's humbling to think that somehow we are allowed to be part of something that made a difference. Isn't that what we all hope to achieve in this business?”
Ever Wonder What People Really Think Of You? You May Know Soon
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– Ever wondered what your fellow cast members really think of you? This might be your chance to fine out YouTell.com, is a first-of-a-kind, free web site that allows users to post questions and receive answers and feedback anonymously from their friends, family and co-workers. When asking friends “personal” questions, you often won’t get a truthful answer, as they may not want to hurt your feelings or offend you. YouTell provides a venue to get “real” answers to questions of all types (do you like the new person I am dating, what do you think of this hairstyle, is this shirt ugly, why should I vote for Obama or Romney?, etc.). Using social networks, such as Facebook, to get opinions, often leads to arguments and disagreements. YouTell allows you to ask your friends questions, but keeps their identity anonymous.In addition, the site is the brainchild of 13 year old Daniel Singer, and he has been instrumental in the site’s development, layout, feature set and more. A video showcasing how YouTell works is available HERE. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with executives from YouTell or with Daniel Singer, contact Glenn Mandel at 704-321-0351 or email him HERE. Don't know about you, but I smell some serious show material here, you?
Beyoncé To Perform During Halftime At Superbowl XLVII
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– In case you can't remember what date the Superbowl is in 2013, just check out Beyoncé's cheeks in her new Tumblr photo she just posted. Of course a bigger question that MTV poses is whether this will be a primo opportunity for her and Destiny's Child To Reunite. They write: "Fans have been begging for this reunion for years, with rumors surfacing every so often that Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are actually planning to release new music or get back on the road together. While none of it has proven true just yet, what better place to get the band back together than on the Super Bowl stage?" Well, whether they regroup or not, sounds like once again it's the halftime entertainment and TV commercials that will really take center stage come February. Oh by the way, it's back in New Orleans, host site for this year's 4th Annual Talk Show Boot Camp. No Beyoncé, but we hear co-presenter Gabe Hobbs could be croonin' in the newly refurbished Green Lounge come Friday night.
FINALLY! Mario Lopez & Khloe Kardashian Confirmed As Hosts Of X-Factor
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– As Jockline first tipped you last month, it's now been officially announced that the upcoming talent competition series X-Factor will be hosted by Khloe Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez. They both tweeted the news yesterday which was then confirmed with a follow-up press release. They'll of course follow last season's host Steve Jones who followed former judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger to the door last January. Scherzinger remains on X Factor UK. With the announcement, Lopez said “I love the show, and I’ve been a big fan of Simon Cowell and the judges for a long time. Khloé and I have been friends for years and I know we’ll be a great team and have a blast.”
Fisher House Recognizes KOMO/Seattle For Hosting Recording Session "The Gift"
THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2012 –– The Fisher House Foundation is recognizing Fisher Broadcasting's KOMO Seattle for hosting a multi-day recording session for "The Gift," the foundation's annual Christmas radio special. The Gift is a holiday tribute to America's Military and their families. The three hour special is hosted by veteran news personality and war correspondent Greg Jarrett. For more details, CLICK HERE. Seen accepting for Fisher Broadcasting are Fisher Radio/Seattle GM Janene Drafs and OM Scott Carty.
Sandra Bullock & Chelsea Handler With Naked Shower Scene - [EXTRA]
OH MY: Johnny Depp: PUBLISHER!! - [LIME LIFE]
Sacha Baron Cohen To Shoot Freddie Mercury Biopic In Spring - [CINEMA BLEND]
Mike Epps To Play Richard Pryor In Biopic - [THR]
Bette Midler To Guest On Glee - [CAFE MOM]
Archie And The Gang Meet Glee Cast In New Comic Book Issue - [THE INQUISITR]
Honey Boo Boo Makes Her Presidential Choice On Jimmy Kimmel - [HOLLYSCOOP]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: "Fitzgerald Family Vacation" With Ed Burns and Connie Britton - [CINEMA BLEND]