BOBBY BONES: "The Feedback Yesterday Was Mostly Shock"
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 –– Following yesterday's blockbuster announcement that Austin's highly rated Bobby Bones Show would be shifting from CHR to Country and be syndicated nationally by Premiere Networks, got tongues wagging. "The feedback yesterday was mostly shock," Bones tells Jockline Daily. "I think most people are excited that we're basically doing the same show, just on a different kind of format. I told the story about how I hated pop music when I got into CHR and I grew to love it. The difference now is that I already love country music. There will always be people who aren't happy with what decisions you but most were very supportive. As far as the stations we are going to, they pretty much don't like us already... or they'd already be listening! But we can't wait to convert them. I cant wait to be the new face of country music radio. I think there is a disconnect of what the young country listener is and what they are getting on the radio right now. Just give me a mic and let me be funny, and I'm happy. and I'm even happier to be doing it on Country stations nationwide." As Jockline Daily first reported, Bones is headed to Nashville where WSIX-FM will serve as his new flagship station. And we couldn't help but ask Bones about that new bespectacled look (above right). He told us "Here is a picture of me at 19 when I started at KHFI (inset). I have always had them. Just started wearing them all the time now b/c my vision is getting worse. the joys of turning 30." The photo at center is from a few months ago.
BOOMER ESIASON: Heard Buzzing From Superdome Ceiling After Beyoncé Performance [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 –– Questions still remain about what caused that bizarre 34 minute power outage during Sunday's Super Bowl. WFAN/New York's Boomer Esiason (shown) weighed in on yesterday's Boomer & Carton Show and thinks Beyonce's performance could have been the culprit. "Howie Deneroff, our executive producer at Dial Global, had the brilliant idea of calling in on hard land lines. When’s the last time you used a hard-land-line telephone, right? So we had two of them in our booth. We called to the New York studios, we patched through to those studios, and Kevin Harlan and I were describing what was going in inside the Superdome via telephone over the radio waves ... about five or six minutes prior to, I guess, the breaker going, where our radio booth was up on the seventh floor, we were almost at the ceiling of the dome, and Kevin says to me, ‘Man, do you hear that buzzing?’ And I took my headset off and there was this like electrical buzz sound coming from the ceiling. This was after halftime, it was after Beyonce." He then added “By the way, Beyonce blew the electric in the Superdome twice, I’m told, during her rehearsals during the week.” LISTEN TO CBS AUDIO
Loud Radio Upsets Gophers Fan, Leads to Three-Hour Standoff With Police
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 –– Radio has always helped drive people to work, but now you can add police stand-off to the list. According to Minneapolis' Star Tribune,
Former Owner Seeks To Bar PD From Working At Competitor
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 –– Citadel Broadcasting, former owner of WJOX 94.5, asked a federal judge this morning to order Ryan Haney, former program director its station, to stop working for competitor ESPN 97.3 The Zone, according to al.com Citadel, now a subsidiary of Cumulus Media, filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Haney on Monday. Haney had resigned from 94.5 on Jan. 21 and began working a week later for The Zone, which is owned by Cox Media Group. Citadel cites Haney had a no-compete clause in his contract which says he couldn't work for another local radio station for a year beyond his exit. Judge David Proctor set to review the matter this morning. Haney began working with outlet when it was Dick Broadcasting Co in 1998. Citadel has also requested a temporary restraining order asking that Haney be stopped from working for The Zone. They're also asking to stop him from soliciting or helping any other individual to solicit Citadel's customers or employees.
MOVES: Hoffman Heads To Bay Area; Spatz Tapped As PD For WYFM; Rivieccio Takes Over Marketing For CCME New York
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 –– KFOX 98.5 and 102.1/San Francisco welcome Chris Hoffman (left) as its new Program Director, effective February 18. Hoffman arrives from Kansas City where he's served as Operations Manager for Cumulus Media's seven-station cluster. "Chris brings an amazing background in the Classic Rock world and he will make an immediate impact on the success of KFOX," said VP/GM Dwight Walker. ––––– Matt Spatz has rejoined the Cumulus Media Youngstown group as Program Director of the Classic Rock station WYFM. Spatz previously served as Program Director of WWIZ, a sister station of WYFM, in 2005-06. "I am blessed to be extended the opportunity to program the legendary Y-103. My thanks to Val Garris, VP/Cumulus Programming, and Market Manager Rick Parrish for entrusting me with this great brand,” stated Matt Spatz. ––––––––– Former Clear Channel Operations Manager Alan Eisenson has joined New York City based Media Management Group as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Eisenson most recently programmed Clear Channel’s Northern California news/talk stations, heritage KFBK-AM & FM and KSTE-AM Sacramento, and KKSF-AM and KNEW-AM San Francisco. ––––– Marc Rivieccio (right) has been promoted to Director of Marketing for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment New York. In his new role, he will oversee all marketing and promotions for New York's six stations which includes Z100, Lite FM, KTU, Power 105.1, Q104.3 and WOR. Rivieccio has been with Clear Channel New York since 1999 when he started as an intern at KTU. ---LOOKING: Jennifer Stephens has left Next Media Chicago and is looking for next opportunity: 847 989 9362 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
KJR Seattle Announces New Live & Local Line-Up
Nienaber Offers Promotional Pearls For St. Patty's Day
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 –– Where there's a holiday, lurching in the bushes nearby is radio's perennial stunt maven, Paige Nienaber. With St. Patty's Day just a few short weeks away, we couldn't help but share some of Nienaber's top suggestions for the coming holy day. Among our favorites, • Include Cinco De Patrick - One of the competitors had a Cinco de Mayo float in that market’s St. Patty’s Day parade. Jocks in sombreros. Handed out 1000’s of jars of Chi Chi’s salsa. They were very apologetic. Screwed up their holidays • Lepracondoms: It's always responsible to promote safe sex. If you got your hands on some green condoms, then they'd be Lepracondoms. • My Big Fat Irish Wedding - The movie is way over but “wacky weddings” are always press magnets. • Cereal Killing KUBE used to do a St. Patrick’s broadcast at a place called Jakes. Among the events they did was a Lucky Charms dive. They filled a wading pool with the cereal and had people dive in to look for prizes. You could bury an emerald or cash (green) in amongst the cereal, too. • The Thong Remainth The Thame - This could be St. Panties Day. Get some logo'ed green underwear and blow them out all day. KKMG in Colorado Springs did this and it was one of their biggest events of 2004. The underwear was worn as admission to the stations club gig. This has transformed into one of the annual bits that the audience anticipates and plans for. Ditto with NOU in Indy. Sample underwear shown. WANT MORE? Contact Paige HERE
Jared Pike Loses Bet; Garners Worldwide Attention [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2013 – We could fill a month's worth of Jockline Daily with failed Super Bowl Bets, but at least one of them made its way to the broad screen, via social media, giant websites and a rather pronounced adult diaper. That's 107.5/KZL Greensboro's Jared Pike (shown) who bet against the Baltimore Ravens. He's the co-host and producer of the morning show who made good on the loss by wearing only an adult diaper and a chef’s and covered his body with 107.5 KZL stickers. Of course, the bigger payoff for the bit was the coverage. A quick Google search will find the story spread all over the globe, plus a key mention in AOL and numerous others. CHECK OUT VIDEO
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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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