Station In Cross Hairs Over Mail-Order Bride Contest
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 –– From the same station who once offered to pay for a divorce, Q104 Halifax is once again catching heat for its latest Win a "Mail-Order Bride" from the Mighty Q!! As the station states: "Q104 and Czech-Bride.com are gonna help you find your soul mate. We’ll fly you to Prague where you’ll date a bevy of Czech beauties, compliments of Flying Hearts International Dating Service (www.czech-bride.com) and put you up at the luxurious Hotel Esplanade Prague (www.esplanade.cz). Now, according The Chronicle Herald, the same station that brought you dancing fat guys and listeners eating toenails for prizes are drawing complaints again for this lastest promotion. Some criticism was related to the economic and cultural circumstances in the Czech Republic that may have prompted women there to participate. Q104 PD J.C. Douglas said the station is getting a significant volume of complaints about the promotion, but had no intention of pulling it.
Whitney's Attorney Sets Record Straight On Bobby Brown Funeral Bolt [AUDIO]
Singer Broke Agreement On Seating Arrangement And Promise To Not Reach Out To Daughter Bobbi Kristina
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD,2012 –– Whitney Houston‘s family attorney Mark G. Trigg called into V103 Atlanta's Frank and Wanda Morning Show this week to set the record straight on what really happened regarding Bobby Brown's well-publicized bolt from Houston’s funeral. He told Frank and Wanda “It’s important for the family that this issue not continue to be a distraction; something that takes away from the beauty of the service. Something that takes away from everything that happened that was positive on Saturday.” He added: "We had a number of discussions prior to the service and a very clear understanding as to exactly what was supposed to take place ... There were three rows reserved for the family up front, Bobby was invited to sit in those three rows with the family ... Bobby has three older children that he wanted to bring - they were invited, his brother Tommy was invited ... The understanding was, and the agreement was, that the three children would sit with Tommy, a few rows behind the family, while Bobby was permitted to sit in those three rows with scarce seating, with the family ... However, on the day of the funeral, Bobby and his three children went and sat in the family section." Trigg said once that happened, "security discreetly, politely, respectfully said, 'Bobby, you're welcome to stay here, but we need to ask the three children to please go sit with their uncle. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW
Deb Carson & Delilah Among Honorees At 2012 Gracie Awards
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 –– The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced its 2012 Gracie Award winners for “programming created for women, by women, and about women,” and Premiere Networks syndicated personality Delilah and FOX Sports Radio anchor Deb Carson (shown) are among the honorees. Delilah has won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Host - Entertainment/Information, and Deb Carson has won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Reporter/Correspondent. National and grand award winners will be honored at the 37th Annual Gracie Awards® Gala to be held on May 22, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. VISIT HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
Moby, Bill Whyte Among Inductees For 2012 Country Radio Hall of Fame
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 –– It's been a good couple of weeks for syndicated host Moby, (shown) of Moby in the Morning. First, he returned to the air on affiliate South 107 in Rome after a short suspension for letting a expletive accidentally slip. Then, this week's induction into the Country Radio Hall of Fame during CRS in Nashville. He joins fellow inductees Beverlee Brannigan, Op's manager and director of country programming for KFDI/Wichita, Kan., Ron Rogers, former President and GM of of KVET and KASE/Austin, programming consultant Rusty Walker, WSM-AM/Nashville personality Eddie Stubbs, WSM-AM Nashville and fellow host and comedy writer Bill Whyte. According to Country Music TV, Whyte told the audience how he had booked singer-songwriter Bruce Robison to appear on his WSM radio show the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center was attacked. He said he was watching the tragedy unfold on TV as Robison was getting his guitar out of its case. When he drew Robison's attention to the TV, Whyte said, Robison "packed up his guitar and left" without saying a word. (2)
Lisa Lampanelli Dishes On Celebrity Apprentice: "I Worked Harder Than Oprah's Spanx" [VIDEO]
MOVERS/WAKERS: Martin Named CHR VP/Programming For CBS; Marshall Launches 'Robin's World'
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 –– CBS Radio has announced that Michael Martin (shown) has been named as Vice President, CHR Programming. In this new role, Martin will guide CBS radio's Top 40 strategy and preside over the format currently being broadcast on 10 stations across the nation, including outlets in four of the Top 5 markets. Martin will continue his responsibilities as Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio San Francisco’s music stations, as well as Program Director of 99.7 NOW (KMVQ-FM), Alice @97.3 (KLLC-FM) and Live 105 (KITS-FM). ------ Robin Marshall is launching "Robin's World," a new, daily one-minute audio series for radio which will features humor, wit, wisdom of a woman's "deep thoughts" as told by Marshal.
Who Dat Lady? Listeners Help Host Choose Mardi Gras Dress
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 –– KVDU "Voodoo 104" Nikki Landry attended her first Mardi Gras since arriving in New Orleans. She told Jockline Daily "There were nights I can’t remember and friends I’ll never forget" (to quote Toby Keith). "Being that I was attending my first Mardi Gras Ball," said Landry, "I had no idea what to wear to the ball, so I turned it over to the listeners. I posted pictures of the four dresses I had to choose from and they voted on the one dress they liked. The dress with the most votes I wore to the Ball. It took off like a rocket on Facebook. Our stats went up 482% for the week of voting, it was incredible. And…the winning dress? Dress Number 1.
Top News From The UK: Capital FM Drops 'One Direction' After Thanking Rival Station During BRIT Award
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 –– Capital FM has dropped the boyband “One Direction” from its playlist. It’s after they thanked rival station Radio 1 on stage at last night’s BRIT Awards. The group were picking up the Best British Single prize – after being voted winners by Capital FM listeners and iTunes users. On stage at London’s O2 arena – and in front of millions watching on TV at home – Harry Styles from the boyband said: “And a massive thank you to Radio 1″. People took to Twitter straight away to point out the gaffe, since the award they won was supported by Radio 1′s commercial rival Capital FM. Radio 1 breakfast presenter Chris Moyles wrote: “Best British single voted by listeners to Capital FM, One Direction. Harry Styles said “a massive thank you to Radio 1″ HaHa Nice one!” Moyles’ colleague Scott Mills added: “@edsheeran Is a lad. And thankful for Radio 1 breaking him. As are One Direction. During the award voted by Capital listeners. Thanks 1d!” Capital FM’s owners Global’s
BBC Radio 1’s Chris Moyles Show moved to the BBC’s Maida Vale studios to celebrate Moyles’ 38th Birthday. Maida Vale has the largest recording space available in the UK. The show included a live 64-piece orchestra and jingles singers, plus special guests including Pixie Lott and Radio 1 presenters. Fellow presenter Sara Cox appeared out of a giant birthday cake, the comedian Jimmy Carr took part in Car Park Catchphrase and boybands JLS and One Direction turned up to wish the Radio 1 presenter a happy birthday. The whole show was broadcast live on the BBC television and online. By making such a big deal of this birthday there is now a lot of speculation that this is the last birthday Chris will spend at Radio 1. Some insiders think that at age 38 he is too old to connect with Radio 1’s 16 to 24 year old target audience.
Howard Jones re-signed to Absolute 80s
Do You Know What It Means To Have To Clean New Orleans?
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2012 –– Good thing you can't smell pictures. I can assure you, this isn't one you would want a whiff. Special thanks to 92.5 WDJQ Canton Ohio's Robbie Mack with an assist from WMEE/Ft. Wayne's Nichole Roberts for this shot taken the morning after Fat Tuesday in New Orleans. As revelers and party-goers leave for home, what's left behind took road crews nearly over a day to clean up. All things considered, it's nice to see Nawlin's starting to return to its old self again.
Adele Offered $1.6 Million To Be Face of Dating Site
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Star Jones Makes Return Visit To The View - [OTRC]
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Katy Perry Guest Stars On 'Raising Hope' In March - [CINEMA BLEND]
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Justin Theroux Breakdances For Ellen - [BITTEN AND BOUND]
Simon Cowell To Double Up On Steve Jone's Replacement - [THE WRAP]
Houston's Berry Lashes Out At Sources Over Hit & Run Incident; Sparks Radio War With Competitor [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2012 –– If you've been following the news lately, you may have heard a story involving Michael Berry, a conservative talker on Houston's KTRH. He's been embroiled in a local fiasco following a security camera allegedly catching him having a beverage at a well-known gay bar on Jan. 31st, then a bouncer later claiming he plowed his SUV into another car outside the club. Apparently fed up with the allegations, Berry finally lashed out on yesterday's show saying "I'm pissed off; I'm some kinda of 9 times pissed off.. and every unnamed source of whoever said what about me will be called out in due time..." Among those who Berry claims are stirring the pot include crosstown Sports Radio 610 KILT's Josh Innes, whose father is Scott Innes, a personality in Baton Rouge. Berry called out Innes saying: "Some little twit turd named Josh Innes who's apparently about 22 years old, whose dad is a common criminal in Baton Rouge; this little turd begged me for job--I didn't give it to him--now he's got some show nobody listens to...and he's on air putting graphic depictions of me and all sorts of scurrilous gay crap... Oh, no sir, you little turd. You ain’t heard the last of me.” This prompted Innes to respond by saying he's 25-years old, not 22. He says he’s never attempted to work for or with Berry. And his father Scott Innes, who also voices TV's 'Scooby Doo,' is not a criminal. Actually, he’s a radio guy just like his son. He added “That’s total BS. I’ve never even met Michael Berry.” One thing Innes can be cited for is a rap song he created for the occasion. Among the lyrics: "He'll back into your car and then he'll leave the scene -- He's a jerk on the air but tonight's he's a queen" - to which his partner Josh Lord injects, 'you're going straight to hell." LISTEN TO BERRY [8 AM HOUR] -- LISTEN TO INNES TUNE
WQDR's Whelus Extends Through 2015
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2012 ––Happy to report that longtime WQDR-FM/Raleigh morning personality Mike Wheless has re-inked with a new, multi-year contract that will keep the anchor of Q Morning Crew through 2015. Joining him on the show are Janie Carothers and Marty Young (aka The One Man Party). Wheless holds title to being the longest running morning host in the Raleigh-Durham market.
REPORT: Ray J Not Happy With Fake Radio Interview Following Whitney Death
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2012 –– According to sohh.com, singer, composer & actor Ray J is upset over WGCI/Chicago's Morning Riot alleged use of a Ray J impersonator who made light of his feelings towards Whitney Houston. Reportedly, the show had someone call up their show pretending to be Ray J and discussing Whitney's recent death. Ray wasn't very amused and sohh sources tell them the singer was now considering legal action against WGCI. Reportedly, the spoof made references to the "Money Team," and later comparing his work with Bobby Brown. Apparently, Ray, even with a new book out, is not doing interviews right now. Jockline Daily reached out to the show for a comment, but no word as of this posting. Stay tuned.
This Bird's For You: Adele Flips Off TV Crew Following Speech Interruption [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2012 –– When it comes to stars, no one is more on their minds of radio hosts these days than behemoth star Adele. Just after winning British Album of the Year for '21' last night, she was in the middle of an emotional speech when host James Corden caught her off guard by walking up and saying: "Thank you very, very much." Following plenty of boos from the audience, Adele begins to walk off but not before flipping off cameras. Then comes our favorite part. While she offers the one-finger salute, an oblivious Corden proceeds to introduce the next act: "Ladies and Gentlemen, it's Blur!!! In a follow-up press conference, Adele said: "I was cut off during my speech but I wanted to thank the British public for all their support ... I flipped the bird for the suits at the BRITS who cut me off. Sorry if I offended anyone but it was for them, not for the fans." WATCH VIDEO
Radio's 'Class of Dittman' Remembers WABB (Pt 2)
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2012 –– Following last week's shocker that legendary WABB-FM/Mobile had sold to a not-for-profit group and would be dropping its calls and changing format, Jockline Daily reached out to some of those incredible personalities whose careers were launched at WABB. In the second of a two part series, SVP/Corporate/Programming for Cumulus Media, Mike McVay says it was Dittman who gave him his first GM job. "Working for Bernie was like going to business school. I learned so many things from him. It was a fun, crazy, exciting place to work. Bernie’s famous words were “I said that I’d like to do that. I didn’t say to do it.” Lee Chesnut, who now works with NBC's "The Voice," said: "I must be the luckiest guy in the world to have started my career at Bernie Dittman's WABB in 1987 --- Truly a legendary place to work and I'm sad that an era has come to a close." Fellow alumnus, Randy Lane of The Randy Lane Company calls it bittersweet: "The sale of WABB-FM/Mobile not only represents the end of a 50 year era for a legendary Top 40 radio station. In many ways, it symbolizes the end of radio’s golden age. Although Bernie was a salesman by trade nothing thrilled him more than his love of music, big promotions and entertaining air personalities. I too feel both sadness and joy with this news. I am honored to have been part of WABB’s legacy." CORRECTION: In yesterday's story on WABB, we stated that Scott Shannon grew up listening to WABB. While WABB was his first full-time radio gig, he didn't actually grow up listening to it. See revised story below in "recent news. Our apologies for the oversight.
SHOCKER POLL: 61% Addicted To The Internet
Sodahead, an opinion-based social community, asked its users if they thought they were addicted to the Internet and 61% of respondents said "yes." However, 39% said they could quit if they wanted. When the numbers are broken down by gender, 64% of women admitted to an Internet addiction, compared to 55% of men. Internet addiction was present in every age group, however the younger voters were more likely to be hooked (73% of those between 13-17 and 71% of those between 18-24). The numbers decreased for older respondents with only 39% of those between 55-65 admitting to the addiction. Full results of the poll, including detailed demographic information, can be found HERE
The Beatles First Ringtones Released Today On iTunes
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 22ND, 2012/PRNewswire –– Not your typical Jockline Daily post, but this item caught our attention and likely the eyes of radio shows as well. Beginning today, Beatles fans around the world can purchase ringtones for the legendary band's 27 UK and US #1 hits, exclusively on iTunes (www.iTunes.com). The 27 chart-toppers are also showcased on The Beatles 1. The album made its digital debut in September 2011, exclusively on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com/thebeatles), bowing at #1 on several iTunes top albums charts around the world, including the US, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, and Greece. The choices include 1 "Love Me Do" 15. "Yellow Submarine" 2. "From Me To You" 16. "Eleanor Rigby" 3. "She Loves You" 17. "Penny Lane" 4. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" 18. "All You Need Is Love" 5. "Can't Buy Me Love" 19. "Hello, Goodbye" 6. "A Hard Day's Night" 20. "Lady Madonna" 7. "I Feel Fine" 21. "Hey Jude" 22. "Get Back" 9. "Ticket to Ride" 23. "The Ballad of John and Yoko"10. "Help!" 24. "Something" 11. "Yesterday" 25. "Come Together" 12. "Day Tripper" 26. "Let It Be" 13. "We Can Work It Out" 27. "The Long and Winding Road" 14. "Paperback Writer."
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