Premiere Networks Takes "The Bobby Bones Show" Country; Moves Flagship To WSIX-FM/Nashville
Weekend Countdown Show Also Announced
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– As Jockline Daily first told you this morning in a Special News Alert, Bobby Bones (shown) , the highly popular host of the CHR syndicated "The Bobby Bones Show," based in Austin on KHFI-FM and also heard on 19 CHR station nationally, announced on this morning's show, that Premiere Networks would be taking his show country, nationwide, along with a national countdown show as well. The new show will be flagshipped from WSIX-FM in Nashville where Bones will be relocating. Bones will be leaving his CHR syndicated show which currently airs in 19 cities and based in Austin, Texas. This marks the Biggest launch Premiere has ever done with a music formatted show. Stay tuned, more details on Jockline Daily.
Call Into Elliot Show, Leads To Investigation [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– DC 101 WA's Elliot in the morning show was talking last week about the story from Georgia about a teacher who was arrested for having (s)ex with seven students. This prompted A caller from Chesterfield County to say when she was a teen, she had sex with several teachers and a cop, according to WTVR TV. “Hi, Elliot in the Morning.” “Hi, how are you?” “How are you?” “Good, thanks. Um, I`m just calling about the juggling thing. When I was 16 and 17 I was juggling.. um, two teachers, a substitute teacher and …" "Wait. What was that last one?," asked Elliot. “A police officer that worked at the school.” That call now has the Chesterfield Police internal affairs unit investigating the possible (s)exual misconduct of one of their own from more than a decade ago. When Elliot asked if she had (s)ex with them?” “Yeah. All of them,” she said. She was more specific about the cop. “The cop, you know, ..He was like, supposed to be, like, monitoring the football game. There was construction like beside the school and we drove over there.”..So that`s where all of this took place?” “What?” “That`s where it took place?” “Yes.”Chesterfield schools are now working with the police to uncover more facts about what they’re calling a serious matter. - LISTEN TO AUDIO
Dial Global's Kevin Harlan Phones In Super Bowl Coverage During Power Outage [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– The power outage during yesterday's Super Bowl may have silenced several of the reporters during its coverage, but Dial Global's play-by-play man Kevin Harlan (shown) turned to old-reliable, a land line, to make the call during the outage. Dial Global tweeted this picture of Harlan making the most of the situation. Kevin's call prompted several tweets including" "Don't you love radio stations who do a remote broadcast via telephone? Yeah, that's how Dial Global is broadcasting from the Super Bowl, now." EVP of DG Sports Howard Deneroff told Jockline Daily, All of our announcers were actually on the phone. In fact, if you'll notice the long, extended black phone line in the middle of the photo. That's connected to Boomer Esiason (not shown). People were actually holding up the line in order for it to reach him." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
MOVES: Meredith Walusek Goes Wild; Joins Orlando's Freakshow Tampa; Steve Malzberg Headed To The Tube
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– CBS WiLD 94-1/Tampa Meredith Walusek (wonderfully shown) as its new co-host Orlando & The Freakshow. Most recently, she worked just down the hall at 98-7 The Fan. You may be most familiar with her stint with the MJ show while at WFLZ/Tampa. You'll may also recall her as a recent witness in the MJ/Bubba trial. She fills the vacancy created when Sarah Lee Owensby relocated to Los Angeles. –––––––– Meanwhile, Newsmax has confirmed the launch of its first live program — The Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV beginning today. Today kickoff show will feature Donald Trump and Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy. The Steve Malzberg Show will also be carried live on SiriusXM's Channel 166 across the nation! Photo: Brian Elledge
KRBE's Susholtz Smack Lips With Mumbles For "65" Seconds After Losing Super Bowl Bet [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– And you thought godaddy's SB ad with Bar Refaeli was hard to watch. This morning, Mumbles (shown left) arrived at the KRBE/Houston's Roula And Ryan Show with a smile bigger than Texas as he awaited pay-off from his long time co-player, Caroline Susholtz. Their bet was If the ravens won, he would get to make out with Caroline. The length of the kiss is determined by the combined score. If the 49ers had won, Mubbles would have had to get his nipples pierced. You may also recognize Mumbles and Caroline as assistants to Morning Show Boot Camp. Check out more at www.facebook.com/mumblesradio and Caroline @RadioCaro1 If you wish to offer Caroline your best wishes, contact by EMAIL HERE Watch Video Here
Did Beyonce Cause Yesterday's Power Outage In The Superdome?
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– Lots of fingerpointing in New Orleans yesterday following the 34 minute power outage during the Super Bowl. At the time, The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights with 13:22 left in the third quarter. A couple of hours after the game, officials cited an "abnormality" in the power system that triggered the shutdown and a number of new sources credited an unnamed radio reporter as pointing the blame at the Beyonce halftime show which may have overloaded the system. And while the identity of the reporter wasn't shared, Jon Frosch tweeted "Dial Global radio just explained this by saying 'Beyonce used all the power." According to USA Today, Philip Allison, a spokesman for Entergy New Orleans, told the Associated Press that all the feeds into the Superdome were operating as expected and that the blackout was most probably the result of improperly maintained equipment at the venue."
DeLuca Throws Support For Mocked Down's Syndrome Caller
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– Former Q92/Canton's The DeLuca Show packed a local tavern over the weekend in support of Kellie Baker – a woman with Downs Syndrome who recently made international headlines after being mocked on the air by WDJQ-FM’s afternoon drive personality Brian “Mo” Modzelewski. At the urging of Kellie’s family, DSN Hits’ morning drive program The DeLuca Show broke the initial account of Kellie’s ordeal last Tuesday which caused an uproar locally and around the globe. Upon hearing the story, The Tilted Kilt offered 10 percent of the days’ sales from all Ohio locations –Cleveland, Canton, and Columbus- to The Megan Meyer Foundation Against Bullying and Cyber Bullying and the Tuscarawas County Board Of Developmental Disabilities. Additionally, the show broadcast live from 11 am until 6 pm with personalities DeLuca, Charlotte, Neighbor Stacey, Virgil the Producer, photographer and show host Joe Kleon, afternoon driver Greg Mack, and night jock Liz Custer volunteering their services. Proceeds from all funds raided will be given to local charity The Up Side of Downs who will distribute the monies to Northeast Ohio disability advocacy groups.
Osmond Now A Little Less Radio
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 4TH, 2013 –– Donny Osmond, host of the worldwide syndicated Donny Osmond Radio Show, announced last Friday that he will conclude production of his daily long-form radio program on March 31, 2013. Osmond will continue his daily syndicated features (Donny’s Datebook and 8-Track Playback) from United Stations Radio Network. He will also focus on his digital platforms, which will include providing content via Donny.com and making his podcasts available from McVay Syndication. Of the show and its host, Mike McVay, founder of McVay Syndication said “Donny Osmond is the consummate entertainer and Donny always delivered a high quality show every day.” During the three-year run of the program, Osmond was recognized by the National Association of Broadcasters as a 2012 Keynote Speaker and at the New York Festival’s 2011 World’s Best Radio Programs where the show was awarded “Best International Music Show.” “Radio has always been an influential medium in my career,” Osmond said. “To have enjoyed hosting my own syndicated show has been a dream come true.”
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Bubba And Schnitt Take Their Case To The Airwaves; Things Get Heated Between Schnitt And Reporter [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– Was there ever a doubt the defamation case between Todd Schnitt & Bubba was far from over? Both hosts returned to the air yesterday and wasted little time in discussing the case which has now brought international attention. Clem spent most of the morning talking about the trial repeating that he didn't defame either Todd "MJ" Schnitt and Schnitt's wife. "It's been a real, rough time, millions of unnecessary dollars spent, the tax payers of Hillsborough County and the judiciary system, the strain. It's a victory for the Saturday Night Lives, the Glenn Becks, the Rush Limbaughs, the Howard Sterns, the Cowheads," Clem said to WTSP News, "It's a victory for all of those people and oddly enough, MJ himself." In a rather surprising move, Bubba took a call from from one of the jurors. A gag order doesn't allow him to reach out to jurors, but THEY can call into his show if they wished to do so. With her identity kept hidden through a voice scrambler, they talked for about an hour. She told him MJ's parody about his wife's tattoo swayed the jury in Bubba's favor."That parody and the talk about the 'tramp stamp.' I've never heard that before, that killed them. I kid you not, that actually killed them." Bubba estimates he and his company have racked up nearly $2 million in legal fees and told WTSP "We're going to seek fees, we prevailed unanimously, they owe us our fees." LISTEN TO AUDIO WITH JUROR Meanwhile, things got heated between one of Channel 10's reporters and Todd Schnitt while she interviewed him from his studio LISTEN TO TODD INTERVIEW HERE 2
Host Who Mocked Caller With Down Syndrome, Takes Suspension
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– Q92/Canton host, Mo, issued an apology on yesterday's show for making fun of the woman he thought was a prank caller. As Jockline Daily reported on Wednesday, Kellie Baker, a woman with Down syndrome, accidentally dialed the station on Jan. 21 thinking she was calling a friend. After telling Mo she had apparently dialed a wrong number, he said "obviously you have some sort of a speech impediment" and proceeded to make fun of her voice for the next three hours, according to newsnet5. On yesterday's show, he said: "At this time, I would like to apologize to the woman that called, her family, her friends and everyone else that has been outraged by what transpired last Monday. I am truly sorry. At the time of the call, I honestly believed it was a prank. However, that doesn't excuse what happened or what I did. I take full responsibility. I am truly sorry and I hope I can earn your trust back." He added "Beginning today, I will take a suspension and be off the air. The station and I are committed to raising awareness in any way we can in an effort to make this right with the family, and to any and all who have, or know someone with, developmental disabilities." READ MORE AND LISTEN TO AUDIO
GERALDO RIVERA: "Truly Contemplating" Running For New Jersey Senate
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– TV and Cumulus syndicated radio host, Geraldo Rivera, said Thursday he is "truly contemplating" running for one of New Jersey's U.S. senate seats as a REPUBLICAN!! He told listeners on his radio show yesterday that he would run against incumbent Democrat Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker. "I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt," said Rivera. "I mentioned this only briefly to my wife ... but I am, and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.” “I’m not going to drill this out, because obviously I’ve got commitments to Fox and to here at the (Cumulus) radio program and I’m really having a great time,” Rivera said. “But I figure at my age, if I’m going to do it I’ve got to do it. Lautenberg is currently the oldest sitting senator, has hasn't announce yet whether he will run for another term in 2014. 2
British Prosecutors Decide Not To File Charges In Royal Prank
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– British prosecutors declined today to file charges against anyone involved with a prank that resulted in a nurse's suicide, according to CNN. This comes on the heels of Australia's Austereo radio group's recent release of The Hot 30 Countdown's Mel Greig and Michael Christian who performed the prank. "Having carefully reviewed the evidence currently available, we have concluded that there is no evidence to support a charge of manslaughter," Malcolm McHaffie, deputy head of special crime at the Crown Prosecution Service, said in an e-mail. Last December, the duo impersonated Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles and called King Edward VII's Hospital to gain information about the condition of the Duchess. The nurse who put the call through, was later found dead from an apparent suicide. In one of three notes left behind, she reportedly implicated the hosts. At first, they were taken off the air and the network suspended all prank calls and pulled its advertising. This past Monday, both host were released, but their producers remained with the network.
MOVES: Ron Escarsega to KGO/KSFO in San Francisco; KYGO Taps Eddie Haskell As PD; Uncle Joe Benson Takes Mornings At 100.3 The Sound/LA
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– Former KABC/APD, Ron Escarsega (shown) heads slightly north to San Francisco as Op's Mgr. of All News KGO and News/Talk KSFO. Escarsega said “I’m excited for the new challenge to work with two iconic stations KGO and KSFO. I appreciate the confidence Cumulus has shown in me and look forward to the new challenge.” News/Talk/Sports Corporate PD for Cumulus, Jim Mahanay, said “Ron has done a great job for us in Los Angeles. We’re excited at the skills he brings north to the Bay Area.” –––––––– Lincoln Financial has turned over its PD reigns to Eddie Haskell who heads to Denver as PD of KYGO-FM beginning February 11. Haskell arrives from KRST/Albuquerque. "I could not be more excited," said Haskell. "KYGO is a legendary radio station and Lincoln Financial Media is one of the best companies in the industry. I can't wait to be back in the Mile High City and put KYGO on a nice upward trajectory." ––––– Following the exit of Larry Morgan and Sheri Donovan, 100.3 THE SOUND/LA has tapped Uncle Joe Benson for mornings. He arrives from crosstown KLOS-FM.
Pete And Jane 'LIVE' Launches On Facebook
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– Longtime Chicago host, Pete McMurray and his former WLUP-FM co-host, Sweet Baby Jane Monzures may be temporarily on the radio sideline, but they're back together again via social media. At 1pm today, they're launching a live entertainment talk show on Facebook, broadcasting from Tribeca Flashpoint Academy Studios In their first show, they'll feature the group The Lovehammers, along with celebrity guests David Eigenberg of Sex and the City and Chicago Fire, and Chef Jimmy Bannos. Pete tell Jockline: 6 months ago, Jane and I thought - we both do tv, we do a radio show together, why not do our show on tv.CHECK OUT A PROMO FOR THE SHOW HERE
Johnny Cash Stamp A Comin'
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– Sometime this year, you might see a familiar face in the mail. According to today.com Johnny Cash will be memorialized by the U.S. Postal Service with his very own stamp. it's part of a new "Music Icons" series and his version features a photograph by Frank Bez taken for 1963's Ring of Fire: The design is intended to resemble a 45 rpm record sleeve (remember?). Getting selected wasn't that easy. About 40,000 suggestions for stamp ideas are suggested each year, but only about 20 topics make the cut," says USPS's Mark Saunders. Today.com reported that two more stamps in the "Music Icons" series will be revealed this year as well.
TOP NEWS FROM THE UK By Graham Mack
Robin Banks Adds Morning Duties To Star-FM
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– Robin Banks (shown holding note), the recently appointed Programme Director of Star North East, has put himself on the station’s Breakfast Show. The new breakfast show also includes young local talent like Kyle Wilkinson from County Durham, who is getting his break as on-air producer, and Kate Wathall, who studied in Newcastle, anchoring news. Robin has previously worked on national stations including Atlantic 252 and Virgin. The station says news of another new signing is due this week.
BBC radio presenter jumps on to her chair screaming live on air. - She's normally known for her combative interviewing style, but BBC radio presenter Shelagh Fogarty was left shrieking in fear when a surprise studio guest made an appearance yesterday. BBC 5 Live lunchtime presenter Miss Fogarty started screaming and leapt on her chair live on air after a guest spotted a mouse running around the studio. The host was interviewing Mike Linnell from drugs charity Lifeline Project live on air at the BBC's Salford studio just before 1pm when her guest spotted the unwelcome rodent. She screamed: 'Don't tell me you can see it, please stop, just get it out of here, oh God, oh, I don't want to carry on doing this programme, please someone get rid of the mouse.' She said: 'If it walks on my hand I'm resigning. It's on the bloody table.'
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Krantz Media To Manage 'Radio Slade'
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2013 –– Krantz Media Group President/CEO Gary Krantz announced today they have signed an agreement with Slade D. Smiley/Grayson Entertainment to manage syndication and distribution of popular entertainment/pop culture based radio show through its content syndication
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