Radio Rallies For Trayvon Martin [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– In the aftermath of the tragic shooting and death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, numerous stations, coast to coast, began rallying in tribute for the fallen teen. Among them included Tampa's Hip-Hop Wild 94.1 who stopped playing music for two hours on Friday and held an open forum. Led by The Freak Show's Orlando he was joined by a psychologist, a local reporter and an official from their County's State Attorney's Office. At 102 Jamz/Greensboro, NC, Santillian And The Wild Out Morning Show launched a drive to send empty Skittles bags to the Sanford, Florida police department. Many contained notes like the one shown. Santillian told WFMY TV News "Even if you're not African-American or a minority, you can look at the situation that went on with Trayvon and see something doesn't seem right." Rallies like this and numerous others were fueled by the story of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman not being charged in the murder. He claims he shot Martin in self-defense. WATCH VIDEO
Murphy In The Morning Comeback Cut Short In Chicago
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– What had been heralded as a triumphant return by one Chicago's beloved personalites, came to a screeching halt last Friday as longtime host Robert Murphy was pulled from morning drive on Rewind 100.3 after only six months. He told Rober Feder's "Time Out Chicago," “It may have been impossible for me to win, but I certainly was willing to give it my best shot." That impossibility Murphy referred to was apparently due to the music-intensive nature of the format. “The personality had to be very, very precise and edited and squeezed in, which does make a personality radio show suffer,” Murphy told Feder. “I do think some listeners may have been put off by the lack of personality, while the ones who had listened to Rewind before were more comfortable with the more music format." According to Arbitron, over the last six months Rewind 100.3 lost 50 percent of its share of women between 25 and 54 and fell from seventh place to a tie for 19th. Brian Peck now returns to mornings, Megan Reed in middays, and Brian Middleton in afternoons.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta And Cumulus Media Team For New Daily Radio Feature
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– Dr. Sanjay Gupta, best known as multiple Emmy®-award winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and practicing neurosurgeon, will offer radio stations daily features about medical issues through Cumulus Media Networks beginning in May, Cumulus announced today. Cumulus Media Networks will offer four daily features of Dr. Gupta exploring topics relating to health and wellness, helping Americans to lead healthier lifestyles. Two features are designed for news/talk stations with two features geared to a younger audience on music and entertainment stations. “Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a unique and profoundly talented individual. His insights and experience will bring compelling content to our affiliates and create powerful new vehicles for our advertisers. We look for Dr. Gupta to be an important component in our overall content strategy,” said Lew Dickey, Chairman, President & CEO of Cumulus Media Networks. In addition to his role at CNN, Gupta also contributes to CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes and Evening News with Scott Pelley. He is the author of two best-selling books, Chasing Life (2007) and Cheating Death (2009), and recently released hisfirst novel Monday Mornings.
Toucher And Rich Team For 5th Annual 'Cuts For A Cause"
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– Getting heads shaved for charity is a growing trend. And let's hope quick growing is the case for the heads of those participants in 98.5 The Sports Hub/Boston's 5th Annual 'Cuts For A Cause." The Bruins Foundation and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are teaming up for their 5th Annual “Cuts for a Cause” hosted by Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb of the Toucher & Rich show. The Bruin's Shawn Thornton and his teammates will have their heads shaved by auction winners on stage to show their support and raise money for children battling cancer. It takes place this Wednesday, March 28th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Shown left is Shertenlieb with his son Hank. He tells Jockline Daily, "Since it benefits the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, it's become a family event, and we always bring our kids as well as buy tickets for the kids from the Miracle League of Massachusetts. The Bruins are great about spending time with a lot of the kids, and it's nice for the fans to actually meet some of the kids that their donations are benefitting.
Comedian Gallagher Announces On Radio He's Going To Retire
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– With the residue of smashed watermelon still embedded on the floors of radio studios coast to coast, came word that longtime comedian and smash-up, Gallagher, is going to retire. Late last week while chatting with WDCM/Ohio's Scott Spears, he said following his second heart attack in slightly more than a year, he decided to hang up the 'Slede-o-matic." According to Lifestyle & Celebrities, Gallagher said he had two coronary stents replaced and experienced some memory loss after he regained consciousness. "I was surprised that I was in the hospital and my son and daughter were there ... That's why I really don't want to get on stage because I can't remember what I said or what the word is — I don't want to be pitiful." Of note, Gallagher once ran as an Independent for Governor of California in 2003. He finished in 16th place; the same election that placed Arnold Schwarzenegger in the mansion.
Nikolina Moves To Mornings At Q92/Canton; Big Changes At KLIF Dallas
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– Formerly known as the midday diva, it looks like Nikolina (shown) will have to change that to morning diva as she heads to 5:30 to 10:00 am with Jeremiah Widner. They follow DeLuca and Charlotte DiFranco who exited in February. PD John Stewart will now take over middays and Mo will move from evenings to afternoon-drive. Rob McKenzie will take the 7 p.m.-to-midnight shift --- Lots of changes at KLIF/Dallas as morning host Jeff Bolton exits and afternoon personality Chris Krok shifts from afternoons to co-owned behemoth WBAP-AM & FM for evenings. Dave Williams joins as a news anchor for the news-intensive morning show. He arrives from FM News 101.1/Chicago. --- Today marks the debut of Dial Global syndicated talkers Bill Press and Stephanie Miller to simulcast their syndicated shows on 'Current TV.' The Bill Press Show will air from 6:00 - 9:00 am ET and The Stephanie Miller Show will follow from 9:00 - 12:00 Noon.
And The Winner Is? Popcrunch' Women of Radio Finalists Announced Today
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– As we've been happily telling you for the last few weeks, popcrunch.com was conducting its annual 'Hottest Women of Radio" contest where nominees serve as votes. Doing our part to drive support to various candidates, Jockline Daily has posted a number of fine choices, but today, after what we're sure has been a careful review, PC will finally announced this year's top choice. In the meantime, enjoy this fine photo of contestant Mel an intern at Z90.3 San Diego. As always, we're glad to have helped in this endeavor and in the process add some pleasant highlights to our daily blast. High-Fives go out to all the finalists.
Don't Adjust Your Screen: Jockline Daily Sports New Logo
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– Okay, maybe not a top story per-se, but just to be safe we wanted to let you know that after two years we decided to dress up our eblast with a new logo. Like the radio artists we cover, we wanted to dazzle as well. So, energized by Dunkin' Do-Nuts's coffee and a bit of Photoshop magic, here you have, just in time for Spring, a look at our new logo. Expect a few more changes in the coming weeks. Hope you like. Let us know - CLICK HERE
Final Week To Get A FREE PASS To MSBC XXIV Miami!
THE MOUTH, MARCH 26TH, 2012 –– Feast your eyes above on one of four amazing pools (and we won't even mention the ocean which is just a few steps away) at the Amazing Eden Roc Hotel in South Beach Miami, home to this year's 24th annual Morning Show Boot Camp which is less than three month's away. Among our "3 Great Ways To Save," includes our highly popular "Bonus Registration Offer," which gives you a chance to bring someone extra free when you register 2 or more* by March 31st, 2012. There's also or famous "Five-Pack" and special "Cluster Purchase Rate (CPR)" which both can save hundreds, if not over $1000 when used. But they all have time-limits so act quickly. Especially, on the "Bonus Offer." It ends this week. Check out all the specials; CLICK HERE.
'Hunger Games:' 3rd Biggest Film Debut Ever
Brace For 'The Three Stooges Here's the Latest Trailer - [FILMONIC]
'Hunger Games' Katniss Becoming a Barbie Doll - [DIGITAL SPY]
Woman Breaks Into Simon Cowell's Home While He's There - [THE TELEGRAPH]
Kimmy Files Charges In Flour Attack - [TMZ]
Lady Gaga & DWTS Tops GLAAD Media Awards - [EW]
OUCH: Snooki To Be Phased Out of Season 6 Ending - [PEREZ HILTON]
Madonna Surprises Ultra Music Festival - [THR]
Jason Alexander To Guest on 'Two & An Half Men' - [TV LINE]
Matthew Perry To Guest On 'The Good Wife' - [OTRC]
Queen Surprises Couple At Wedding - [THE FW]
John Hamm Covers C - [JUST JARED]
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GLOVES OFF: Rush Limbaugh And Media Matters Go At It
Media Matters Dumps $100,000 On Attack Ads
THE MOUTH, MARCH 23RD, 2012 –– What began a month ago following Rush Limbaugh's comments on Georgetown's Sandra Fluke, has now evolved from a media frenzy into a full-blown Rush Limbaugh attack. Yesterday, the liberal leaning 'Media Matters' launched an ad blitz of a reported $100,000 for two ads that run in eight cities: Boston; Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Macon, Ga and Cedar Rapids. The ads includes Limbaugh's much publicized words on Fluke and then urge local stations that carry Limbaugh to say "we don't talk to women like that" in our city. Reportedly, those cities were selected because of the belief that Limbaugh may be vulnerable there. In response, Premiere spokesperson, Rachel Nelson stated "This is not about women. It's not about ethics and it's not about the nature of our public discourse. It's a direct attack on America's guaranteed First Amendment right to free speech. It's essentially a call for censorship masquerading as high-minded indignation." On Wednesday's show, Rush fired back saying: "They're (Media Matters) not even really offended by what happened," he said. "This is just an opportunity to execute a plan they've had in their drawer since 2009." While much attention has been focused on the number of advertisers who've left the show, only two affiliates have dropped the show. One in Hawaii and the other in Massachusetts.
FINALLY! Hunger Games Opens Today; Will It Live Up To The Hype? [AUDIO]
Talks Eating White Castle Hamburgers, Playing Basketball And Throwing Up With Duran's Monaro
ARNN Reaches Out To CNN With Free Offer
NBC's 'The Voice' Erin Willett Gets Royal Sendoff From 94.7's Tommy Show [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MARCH 23RD, 2012 –– Hometown singing phenom, Erin Willett, who elevated to the 'live' round this week on 'The Voice' with an assist from Blake Shelton, got a royal sendoff on yesterday's Tommy Show in D.C.. She joined them in studio for a Pep Rally (plus some special muffins). Tommy told Jockline Daily: "Think of her as the next Adele with a killer soulful voice. We can’t wait to see her rock it on the Voice!." The Gaithersburg native heads out today to LA to start the live round and is on Blake Shelton’s team. In honor of her success, the Mayor of Gaithersburg, Sidney Katz, declared yesterday, Thursday March 22, 2012 Erin Willett Day. As you may recall, Erin was mentored by Kelly Clarkson on The Voice. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE ---Photo: Jeff Weller/Facebook
Steve Van Zandt And Belzer Invades Paul & Young Ron Show [AUDIO]
Interviewed By Richard Belzer In Style Of New TV Series
THE MOUTH, MARCH 23RD, 2012 –– Music icon, Steve Van Zandt spent an hour yesterday in the studio with the CC Florida's Paul & Young Ron Show. The multi-talented Van Zandt is back on tour with Springsteen's "E" Street Band (Tonight in Tampa), starring in Netflix's first original show ("Lilyhammer"), and hosting "Little Steven's Underground Garage" on radio, among other things. Actor/comedian Richard Belzer also joined the fun for a segment, interviewing Van Zandt in the style of a new television series he is working on. The Paul and Young Ron Show is now heard on five South Florida stations, from Key West to just south of Orlando. [LISTEN TO AUDIO]
Hair You Go: WNOR's Rumble Raises $110,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research
THE MOUTH, MARCH 23RD, 2012 –– Rumble in the Morning on FM99 WNOR/Norfolk helped to raise $110,000 for pediatric cancer research during last weekend's St. Baldrick's Day, where heads were shaved for pledges, as well as to show support to children undergoing cancer treatment. Here Rumble is shown using what he calls head-shaving technique he perfected in his kitchen, scooping ice cream. To us it looks like Rumble uses a knife for a scoop. Just sayin.'
Bob 106.9'S Tim & Malayna Join For 'Squad Evaluation Exercise" [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MARCH 23RD, 2012 –– BOB 106.9/WUBB’s Tim Leary and Malayna Kerton spent yesterday training with soldiers of the Black Diamonds/Ft. Stewart, GA and their “Squad Evaluation Exercise”. The evaluation is a two day long in the field assignment that puts the soldiers through strenuous physical/mental endurance tests, with little to no rest. The squads must work together through these exercises, and the squad with the best overall score at the end of the sessions is the winner. “These guys have been up for almost 48Vhrs…and they’re still going,” says Kerton. In addition to the training, Leary and Kerton joined the troops for a special occasion. “The 530th Engineering Co.(division of the Black Diamonds) just returned from Afghanistan,” states Leary. “This marks the first time these men and women have been home together as a whole battalion in two and a half years! If you look past their exhaustion, you can see how proud and excited they are to be together again!” CHECK OUT RIDE IN BLACK HAWK
Let's Help Abbi: Last Day To Enter Pop Crunch Competition
THE MOUTH, MARCH 23RD, 2012 –– As a public service to our women behind the mic who've thrown their hats into this year's "Hottest Women of Radio" competition at Pop Crunch, Jockline Daily brings you yet another choice. Enter Abbi, of The Tommy and Abbi show on the Wave 104.1 Myrtle Beach. Don't forget, entries end today with winners announced on Monday the 26th. When entering, be sure and include calls. CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR ABBI, OR TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FROM YOUR SHOW
MOVERS/WAKERS: Host Exits Foundation Following President Obama Image On Blog; Stacey K Adds AMD Duties On Hot 101.7 Santa Rosa
THE MOUTH, MARCH 23RD, 2012 –– Tara Servatius, host of WRNN's Hot Talk Morning Show in Myrtle Beach, has resigned from her position as a blogger with the John Locke Foundation over a picture parody of President Barack Obama she published Monday. The image showed President Obama in tight black clothing, chains, high heel boots and a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken in front of him. Carolina Live quotes WRNN FM GM Barry Brown as saying he didn't believe Servatius' blog was grounds to fire her from the radio show."We really don't think Tara's personal blog reflects the view of Next Media," said Brown. "She said nothing wrong on the radio. It was on a personal blog. If it offended people, we are sorry." ---- Hot 101.7/Santa Rosa, CA, PD Stacey K is adding morning host to her daily duties. ---- OUR BAD: In this week's mention of WSRS-FM adding of Heidi West to mornings where she joins Greg Byrne for The Greg & Heidi Morning Show, we listed WSRS as Springfield, MA rather than Worcester. Our apologies for the oversight.
Whitney's Death Ruled Accidental
Arizona Grocer Bans Jessica Simpson Preggo Cover - [ABC RADIO NEWS]
Usher Thinks The World Deserves An Usher & Adele Record - [CAPITAL FM]
Reebok Forced To Pull 'Cheat On Your Girlfriend Ad' - [MAIL ONLINE]
'Snow White & The Huntsman' With A Dark Edge - [VIDEO - THE FRISKY]
Snooki & JWow Slammed By Peta Over Dyeing Their Dogs - [E!]
Ricky Martin & Twins Cover Spain's Vanity Fair - [JUST JARED]
Fergie On Judging X-Factor: 'It's Just Not For Me' - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
NBC Re-up's 'Smash' For Second Season - [BITTEN AND BOUND]
'Big Bang Theory's Parsons Heads To Broadway In 'Harvey' - [EW]
Cate Blanchett, Warts And All, On The Cover of Intelligent - [E!]
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