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Lon Helton, Kelly & Rider Top List of ACM Award Winners

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– The Academy of Country Music has announced the full list of radio award winners for its 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Award. For the second time, ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year Award goes to Lon Helton, for CMT Country Countdown USA. Helton previously won this award in 2008. Winners in radio categories will be invited to receive their awards at a private reception in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 31st. For the fourth year in a row, ACM Awards producers plan to invite individual On-Air Personality of the Year winners (or one individual from the teams who win Personality of the Year categories) to participate in the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast. In addtion to Helton, topping this year's list of on-air winners included: MAJOR MARKET Kelly Ford & Rider (shown) – KYGO-FM – Denver, COLARGE MARKET Big Dave and Chelsie – WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH --- MEDIUM MARKET Steve & Geoff in the Morning – KUZZ AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA (tie) --- MEDIUM MARKET Roger, Tom & Melissa – WPCV-FM – Lakeland, FL (tie) ---SMALL MARKET Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry – KKNU-FM – Eugene, OR Click Here For The Complete List

 

Nikki Sixx Talks 'Rock Doc's' With Piers Morgan

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– In the aftermath of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson's untimely deaths, the discussion is now shifting toward their highly publicized battles with presecription drugs and/or the doctors who prescribe them. Last night Premiere syndicated Nikki Sixx of The Motley Crue joined CNN's Pier's Morgan to weigh in. "I don't really understand how it works," said Sixx. "How does nobody get caught doing this. I don't have experience in this field, but I imagine if your getting different prescriptions filled from different doctors there has to be some sort of checks and balances here." Piers agreed, saying "There doesn't seem to be..." Sixx added: "Personal assistants, the handlers, the road managers, the people directly answering to the lawyers, the managers the accountants and record labels -- where does the fault lie? Is it with the artist? I mean I had to find the courage to turn my life around ... I was just a slave to the system." WATCH PORTION OF VIDEO HERE

 

98.1 WOGL’s Bob Pantano Hits 35 Year Mark For Saturday Night Dance Party!

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– 98.1 WOGL’s Bob Pantano is celebrating 35 years of hosting the legendary Saturday Night Dance Party. To honor this milestone achievement, “Mr. Saturday Night”, Bob Pantano will host an evening of great live entertainment and celebrity guests on Saturday, February 18th live from 7p-2a at Adelphia IN NJ. Making guest appearances will be Billy Paul, Russell Thompkins, Jr. (The Stylistics), and many more surprise guests. Plus the entire WOGL airstaff will be on hand with other legendary radio and TV personalities, sports celebrities, public officials, and the best dancers from the greater Philadelphia region.  The Saturday Night Dance Party is an award winning Philadelphia tradition broadcast live on 98.1 WOGL and simulcast on 96.1 WTTH at the Jersey Shore. Pantano said, “I would like to personally thank all of our very special listeners and nightclub patrons who have made this 35 year milestone so memorable. The Saturday Night Dance Party has been a dream come true. Keep on Dancing!"

 

Hot 89.9's Mauler And Company Fuel Effort To Find Lung Donor For Listener; Ellen DeGeneres Joins In [VIDEO]

The Imagine enjoying life, getting home from a great trip, having many opportunities ahead of you...then not being able to breathe. That is what happened to Helene Campbell (shown) in July 2011. Thanks a million for following all The New HOT 89-9's Morning Hot Tub retweets on Twitter regarding Helene Campbell's quest to get herself new lungs. The hope for new lungs continues every day for her, while she remains positive and optimistic. Mauler tells Jockline Daily "She is the nicest and sweetest person you will ever talk to. This young lady has also started the #BeAnOrganDonor movement online and it is working so well!" Follow her journey at alungstory.com Her first Twitter mission was to get Justin Bieber - @justinbieber - to retweet her message. Guess what? He did!!! Her second mission was to get Ellen DeGeneres - @TheEllenShow to take notice. Mauler, Rush, Jenni and Josie gave us the tip: WATCH VIDEO

 

KISS Dallas Becomes "Laura FM" For A Day To Help Listener Fight Cystic Fibrosis

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– In yet another example of what radio can do better than any other media, Thursday, Kiss 106.1 Dallas renamed itself 'Laura FM' to help local teen find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Laura (shown left with Billy the Kid) is a freshman at Boyd High School in McKinney, TX who suffers from the genetic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas. Although most sufferers carry a life expectancy of about 38, Laura has many more complications than most. Her goal is not to find a cure for herself, instead, she wants to raise awareness and funding for research to help find a cure for her little brother and nephew. They also have Cystic Fibrosis and face the same daily pain as Laura. There is no federal funding available to help Cystic Fibrosis, but with private donations, there have been significant advances in research over the last 20 years. Kiss-FM is helping raise funds with an auction which a trip for 2 to see the Wanted in London, Madonna tickets, signed Daryl “The Moose” Johnston football and a Dallas Stars prize pack: 4 StarsClub Premium seats and more. Get More Details Here

 

Adam Carolla: "I'll Destroy The Competion On Celebrity Apprentice"

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Podcaster extraordinaire, Adam Carolla, has vowed to "destroy" the competition on 'The Celebrity Apprentice" Joining its largest cast ever, including Debbie Gibson, Lisa Lampanelli, Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken and many others for its premiere on February 19th, according to Digital Spy, Carolla promised to be "brutal" in his attempt to become the Celebrity Apprentice winner, insisting that he is not intimidated by any of his fellow stars. "We've got a good group of personalities here, but nothing I can't match. Although you never know, Lisa Lampanelli might give me a run for my money!" he told Digital Spy. "No, in all seriousness, I will be brutal and I will do what it takes to get the job done, but you have to think wisely because your success is based on a lot more than just whether you can outsell someone. You have to be present and push yourself further and I plan on doing that." The Adam Carolla Show holds the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast ever after receiving 59,574,843 unique downloads from March 2009 to March 16, 2011.

 

TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Record Number of Entries For 2012 Sonys

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Record number of entries for 2012 Sonys The Radio Academy has received a record number of entries for this year’s Sony Radio Academy Awards. The “Sonys” are Britain’s most prestigious radio awards. Last year’s Gold winners included Ronnie Wood (from the Rolling Stones) and the BBC’s Graham Mack. Over 120 radio judges will soon start listening to entries across 34 categories ahead of the annual event, on May 14th. Winners will be revealed at the 2012 Sony Radio Academy Awards Ceremony on Monday 14th May at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.


Anneka Rice is to replace Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2's weekend breakfast show, confirming that the former Treasure Hunt presenter's star is well and truly back in the ascendant. Rice has been a regular stand-in on Radio 2 but begins presenting the show in her own right later this month. The presenter will also front two new peak-time shows on BBC TV after she was singled out by director general Mark Thompson as evidence of its commitment to put more older women on screen. BBC1 controller Danny Cohen has confirmed plans are in hand to put Rice back on the small screen but has not released further details. Radio 2 listeners have heard Rice standing in on Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes's Saturday evening show Going Out, alongside Patrick Kielty. Rice, who became a household name on Channel 4's Treasure Hunt in the 1980s, and also presented BBC1's Challenge Anneka, starts her two-hour early breakfast show at 6am on 25 February.

Mercia presenter JD Goes Back To School
JD, the breakfast presenter on Mercia FM in Covenrty looked after classes at a local school. The visit was part of his ‘Things to do before 30’ challenge. So far, he’s been in a boyband, thrown a TV from a roof, swam with sharks and got to go into Court House Green Primary school to teach and teach maths and literacy, introduced the children to radio, interviewed some of them, met the class pets and enjoyed the school lunches. JD’s teaching abilities prompted a number of the pupils to write to him afterwards to say thank you with comments including “I wish you could come again” and asking “why did you try to cheat at multiplication bingo by using a calculator?”

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach Him Here

 

IN THE MOUTH: '15 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Producer'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Eric Rowe, prodigious producer of Cumulus KRBE/Houston's Roula & Ryan Show, also pens "Bit Blog" each month in the The Mouth. This month he touches on a popular question posed each year at Morning Show Boot Camp during its regularly featured "Producer's Forum:" What to look for when hiring a producer. Here are a few questions Eric urges to ask any aspiring candidate: • What are some of the best ways for our show to get cume and attention without spending a dime? • Real Producers have to carefully walk the line between talent and management...What side do you usually find yourself falling on? Give an example. • What are you going to do to make sure our show stays relevant? • How are you going to help make our show and station sound bigger than life? • How do you cover problems on the fly when a guest no-shows, or the bit doesn't work? And finally, here's one that could be quite revealing: • It’s almost a guarantee, do this and you’ll dominate your market. What is it? Gotta favorite question yourself? Reach out to Eric by email - Not getting the Mouth? Enjoy a sample here

 

V-Day Leftovers: Rumble's Sport's Guy Rescues Forgotten Lovers With Dollar Store Cologne & More

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– You'd be amazed at how much V-Day stuntage arrived in our in-box this year. And to be fair, it would have been impossible to post all of them. That stated, you have to appreciate WNOR/Norfolk's Rumble in the Morning who tried to rescue those poor souls who forgot what day it was. For this purpose, Rumble sent out sports guy Rod Fitzwell yesterday with Valentine's Bail-Outs for anyone who botched the big day. Fitzwell, dressed in Valentine pink, hand delivered baked goods and Dollar Store cologne to wives and girlfriends of guys that forgot what day it was. Rumble told Jockline Daily, "At least one marriage was saved, and several potential crime-scenes averted. We think everybody wins when gun-play is avoided," said Rumble.

 

Fans Vote 'I Will Always Love You" As Whitney Houston's Top Song Ever

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2012 –– According to SodaHead.com, the web's largest opinion-based social community, its users weighed in on their favorite Whitney Houston song of all time. Topping the list with 54% of the vote was I Will Always Love You, followed by The Greatest Love of All with 11%, I Wanna Dance with Somebody with 11% and One Moment in Time with 8%. For the week that ended Sunday following her death, Houston had a nearly 60-fold increase in album sales, virtually all of it digital, and equivalent boosts in track downloads and online streaming. According to The New York Times: She sold 101,000 albums in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, compared with 1,700 the week before, and 91,000 of those albums were sold digitally; she also had 887,000 downloads of individual tracks, up from 15,000 the week before. “I Will Always Love You,” the most popular song, was downloaded 195,000 times, and from Saturday to Monday it had 2,137 spins on the radio, up from 134 during the same period the week before, according to BDS, Nielsen’s radio monitoring arm. Photo: Arista SEE ENTIRE SODAHEAD RESULTS HERE

 

Lesbian Couple Pranks "Win A Divorce" Duo [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– In a story Jockline Daily has been keeping close tabs on, yesterday's "Win A Divorce" contest on Auckland's The Rock FM finally wrapped up, but not before getting pranked by a lesbian couple. Heading into yesterday's call, a woman called Sam told Robert & Jono (Jono Pryor and Robert Taylor) she entered the competition because things had not been good lately with her husband, Andy. When they rang up her number, a woman answered and Robert wondered if they had the right number. "No, this isn't Andy. It wasn't Andy to start with you f***ing idiots," said a woman calling herself Sam's wife, Amber. Jono slowly began to speak, but Amber quickly injected "So how does it feel you two - how does it feel like, being on the other end of something? We sabotaged you d--kheads." Sam then began lecturing the d-heads---I mean duo--- as she told them "It's disrespectful to women and all your listeners and I cannot believe that you were going to let this go ahead." Afterwards, Pryor said: "I feel like I'm in an episode of Scooby Doo and we're figuring out how you caught us out." LISTEN TO AUDIO]

 

SAFE STUNTAGE: Bangor Show Passes Out Kisses & Condoms On Valentine's Day [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– How's that commercial go: "two treats in one?" That was the case yesterday for The Pulse/Bangor's Pat LaMarche, Don Cookson and Don Morgan gave away chocolate kisses and condoms as part of condom awareness week and Valentine's Day tie-in. According to WABI TV, It was their payoff of a bet with the show's sports guy, Toby Nelson. Following a failed Superbowl bet, they agreed to spread (is that the right term?) some love on Valentine's Day. LaMarche says, "I never cared so much about a Superbowl game in my life. Not that I minded doing this but I wanted to see our sports guy give these kisses away." WATCH VIDEO

 

Mix 96.1's Holds 'Pop The Question Flash Wedding' (With Stiff Help From Celeb's) [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– If you've got some of those promotional stand-ups laying around, don't trash them yet. They might just come in handy at your next wedding. That was the case yesterday for Mix 96.1/San Antonio who held its first annual 'Pop the Question Flash Wedding' in the Historic Market Square complete with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry (stand up cut-outs) as bridesmaids. Oh yes, they had a chicken as best man and back-up dancers. Russell Rush (reverently shown), afternoon host on Mix 96.1, officiated the ceremony using his Church of Beer certification purchased online. We're going to assume the happy couple are legally married, but you can reach call 96.1 at russellrush@clearchannel.com.

 

Chaka Khan Calls Clive Davis' Grammy Party 'Complete Insanity" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– On last night's Piers Morgan Show on CNN, , Chaka Khan, who decided to pass on the Grammies out of respect to her longtime friend, Whitney Houston, wasn't shy in her opinion of Houston's mentor, Clive Davis, who went on to host a pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California only hours after the singer died in the same hotel. Khan told Morgan, "it was "complete insanity" for Clive Davis, to have continued with his pre-Grammy gala at the same hotel where Houston had died in a bathtub at the hotel earlier that day. " And knowing Whitney, I don't believe she would've said, the show must go on. She's the kind of woman who would've said, 'Stop everything, I'm not going to be there," said Kahn. Houston was found dead in the hotel on Saturday afternoon. The 48-year-old singer was scheduled to attend Davis' annual Grammys event before she died. Houston will be buried in a private ceremony this Saturday in New Jersey. WATCH VIDEO

 

Steven Tyler Surprises Jennifer Aniston With On-Air Birthday Song [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– Rocker turned American Idol judge Steven Tyler gave longtime fan Jennifer Aniston a surprised belated birthday (actual BD is 2/11) gift yesterday when he called in during her interview with KIIS/LA's Ryan Seacrest. Out promoting her new movie "Wanderlust," Tyler rang up the show and sang “I could lie awake just to say happy birthday…." This prompted an obviously surprised Aniston to remark: “This is not happening… This is so great.” She later told him “Oh my God, I’m so happy you’re on Idol. I’m obsessed.” Tyler had called from a recording studio, where he and Aerosmith are working on a new album. “Will you throw the name Jennifer in any one of those songs – any one of ‘em?” Why is it we believe she'll get her wish? Photo: Tyler LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

REPORT: Sirius' Claudia Jordan Attacked At Grammy Party

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– Celebrity Apprentice Alum' and Sirius radio host Claudia Jordan was attacked by a woman at an L.A. post-Grammy party that was held in honor of rapper Drake. According to TMZ, Jordan, co-host of Jamie Foxx‘s radio show was allegedly punched in the head by an unnamed woman as she was mingling with partygoers. Reportedly, the suspect had been involved with Jordan’s ex-husband, Daturi Turner, whom she recently split with three months after tying the knot. Jordan believes she was attacked because of the woman breakup with Turner. Jordan has filed a report with the LAPD against the woman and sought medical assistance for her head and neck at a hospital.

 

Delilah, Subject of Special CNN "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" Profile [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– Nice week for Premiere syndicated Delilah. First, 103.9 The Fish/KKFS-FM adds her to its weeknight lineup to air Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. to midnight PT. In addition to the Sacramento news, word comes that Delilah will be the subject of a CNN.com profile: “Talking off-air with Delilah, the 'Queen of Sappy Love Songs.'” "Every single night, I try to get people to realize that love is what is most important, and that they need to use every opportunity given them to reach out in love," she says. "Schmaltzy and corny, I know, but it's true," says Delilah  WATCH VIDEO

 

All Star Radio Networks and Xenon Pictures Team For “Warrior’s Heart” Promotion

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– All Star Radio Networks and Xenon Pictures, Inc., have teamed up for a national radio promotion of the feature film Warrior’s Heart. The family-friendly film, starring Twilight stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene, will be awarded to listeners on-air by radio stations across the country. Warrior’s Heart is directed by Mike Sears. Twilight stars Lutz and Greene lead the cast, which includes Glee’s Chord Overstreet, Gabrielle Anwar, William Mapother and Adam Beach. Xenon Pictures, Inc., formed in 1986, is recognized as developing the nation’s first label for independent black cinema. For additional information, contact Geoff Davis geoff@allstarradio.com.



MOVERS/WAKERS: TM Taps Ryan Drean As Director of Creative; Carmichael Joins WKCY/Harrisonburg For Morning

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 15TH, 2012 –– Dial Global’s TM Studios has appointed Ryan Drean as Director of Creative. Drean will be responsible for creating and managing TM Studios’ new country branding service. He will be based in Dallas and report directly to VP of Creative Ricky Roo. Drean joins TM Studios from the storied 96.3 KSCS-FM Dallas/Fort Worth where he served as Imaging Director since 2006, prior to which he held various Imaging roles for Clear Channel. Currently Drean’s website, ryanontheradio.com, which features “The Producer’s Podcast”, is one of the top destination sites for production industry professionals. "Ryan is well known and respected as one of the most creative producers in country radio,” added Roo. "He has interviewed virtually every top level creative producer on the planet and has deep rooted connections across country radio.” ----------WKCY/Harrisonburg, VA has announced that Chris Carmichael wil take over mornings as 'Chris Carmichael & the 'KCY Morning Show. He follows Dusty Rhodes who retired last December. 20 years.

 

Radio Continues Homage To Whitney Houston [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012 –– Radio continues to pull out all the stops in its on-going tribute to the late Whitney Houston. No sooner had news broke of her tragic death over past weekend, shows throughout the world began reaching out to special guests and attempting every angle possible to add a different twist to the story. In Memphis, WHBQ's Maney in The Morning sent people to Mississippi where Houston's former husband Bobby Brown did a show at the Landers Center. They talked to concert goers who gave then the play-by-play. One listener told Maney she saw him at Walmart before the show and was pretty sure he was on the phone crying at around 5:30pm. Lots of calls came in debating whether he should've canceled the show all together. Over in Arizona, syndicated host Johnjay & Rich were able to pull out their last interview with Houston back when she was still married to Brown. They featured the interview as part of lengthy tribute. LISTEN TO AUDIO . Even talk radio weighed in on the story. WFTL/Miami's Rich Stevens reached out to former Arista Record Promotion's head, Rick Bisceglia, who oversaw the promotional launch of Houston back in the 80's. Rich told Jockline Daily: 'Back in my music radio days, Rick got me the only interview with her in '86 after the New York Grammys. CHECK OUT INTERVIEW HERE


The Man Who Discovered Houston Rings Up Joyner

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012 –– Mention the late Whitney Houston and her mentor, Clive Davis, usually pops up. And while he's credited with signing her to Arista Records and launching her career, her discovery dates back to the famed Seventh Avenue South jazz club in New Jersey, owned by the Brecker Brothers. That's where then Arista A&R director Gerry Griffith first witnessed the future singing icon in 1983. Over the weekend he spoke with the syndicated Tom Joyner show where he said " “Her command of her voice and lyrics were just amazing.” I had no doubt that she would be an artist for the world. I never came across another artist like Whitney. There was only one ... she was very grounded and down to earth... the Whitney i knew and remember was cordial, sweet and did what she had to do and enjoyed it she seemed to always enjoy talking and meeting people she just got it, she was always very very polite ... ," said Griffith. He then brought her to the attention of Arista Records founder Clive Davis who signed to the label. Two years later, in 1985, her first album, "Whitney Houston," was released, producing a string of hits, including, "The Greatest Love of All." The album went on to sell over 22 million copies worldwide, becoming the biggest-selling debut album by a solo artist in history. Eventually, Houston's discography would consist of seven studio albums, four compilations, and three soundtrack albums, as well as 53 singles. Photo: Davis, Houston & Griffith - Arista READ MORE HERE

 

BUZ'N 102.9 Minneapolis Talents Up With Tricia Jenkins

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012 –– Tricia Jenkins (TJ) marks the second on-air personality to join CBS RADIO’s KMNB in Minneapolis. She will also serve as Music Director. Her first day will be Tuesday, Feb.14. TJ grew up in Omaha. Her career has taken her from KQKQ in Omaha to KHOP in Modesto, and KAJA in San Antonio. She joins BUZ’N after her most recent mid-day position at KZHT in Salt Lake City, where she was also Music Director. “I could not be more excited to join the great BUZ’N/CBS RADIO team! I'm already in love with this amazing city and I'm a huge Country Music fan. Having the dual responsibility of being on-air and serving as Music Director while we continue to launch and expand the BUZ’N brand is an undeniable opportunity,” said TJ.

 

Krahnke To Co-Host With Ralph Sutton On 'The Tour Bus'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012 –– Envision Radio Networks® announced that Melissa Krahnke has been named co-host of The Tour Bus and joins 11-year host Ralph Sutton. In addition to her permanent dibs on the passenger seat of The Tour Bus, Krahnke co-hosts and produces the Rocky & Sue morning show on WKRZ-FM in Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA. Prior to being recruited for radio, she toured with her former rock band Bad Side and opened for many of the groups that are played each week on The Tour Bus, including Alice Cooper, Triumph, and Britny Fox. “As the Tour Bus has been on the air for quite a long time now, I was looking for someone that could really bring a new perspective to the show. Melissa is a singer in a rock band, does morning radio and LOVES 80s rock, a triple threat if you will,” said host Ralph Sutton. “I couldn’t be happier to have Melissa aboard The Bus…she’s already trying to grab the steering wheel!”

 

San Francisco Honors Tony Bennett For Valentine's Day

All Stations Asked To Play "San Francisco" Ballad At Noon Today

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012/PRNewswire -- Tony Bennett is at the heart of Valentine's Day celebrations in San Francisco where it will be declared "TONY BENNETT DAY" by the city's Mayor, Edward M. Lee. The ceremony, to be held at the Rotunda at City Hall at noon today, will tribute Bennett on the 50th anniversary of the recording and release of the singer's signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." Another classic Bennett song, "Cold, Cold, Heart," which was his first #1 hit when released in 1950, will be featured in a Valentine's Day Google doodle that will be live on the Google.com homepage today." Every radio station that broadcasts in the City has been asked to play "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" at or near noon. KOIT 96.5FM will preempt the noon news and will play "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" at exactly noon because of their long-standing relationship with Tony Bennett and his music.

 

Madonna Draws Instant Sell-Outs Worldwide: Amsterdam, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa Vancouver And More

2nd Shows Added In Numerous Markets

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012/PRNewswire - The Madonna Dance party keeps getting bigger. Live Nation Entertainment has announced that due to the overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added including New York City's Yankee Stadium on September 8th, Washington DC's Verizon Center on September 24th and Seattle on October 3rd. Tickets for the additional shows in these markets go on sale February 21st. Additional shows in Europe thus far include Berlin June 30th, on sale Friday, Feb. 17th and in Amsterdam July 8th, on sale Saturday, Feb. 18th. In North America, advance interest was so great that 2nd shows were announced in Los Angeles, San Jose, Toronto, Chicago and Vancouver – all of which went on sale today. The sell outs follow Madonna's historic performance at the Bridgestone Super Bowl Half Time which was the largest viewed halftime performance in the history of the Super Bowl reaching 47.1 million households, along with pre orders for the Material Girl's upcoming MDNA album which reached the No. 1 spot in 50 out of 51 markets on iTunes. MDNA is scheduled to be released on March 26th on Interscope Records. The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 29th 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel A complete tour schedule follows this release. Madonna's 2012 World tour is produced and promoted by Live Nation Global Touring.

 

GIG ALERT: 102 JAMZ Orlando In Search Of Live And Local Superstar

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2012 –– With the recent parting of 102 JAMZ Orlando and syndicated Rickey Smiley Show, Jamz is now full search mode for its next live and local morning show. If you relate to the rhythmic lifestyle, can relate to 18-34 year old women, can keep people around till after the break, a master at social media and not shy in front of tv camera you might be perfect for the gig. To apply head to the CBS career center at www.cbsradio.com or send aircheck/resume under separate cover to 102jamzorlandotalent@gmail.com.

 

Radio Remembers Whitney Houston

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– This past weekend's tragic news of pop icon Whitney Houston's death rocked the entertainment industry. As many of the top recording artists gathered on stage for Sunday night's Grammy Awards, they, along with celebrities throughout the world paid special tribute to her life and music. Radio quickly joined in. Stations such as WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM New York went into all-Whitney mode. On Sunday morning V103 Atlanta aired a special live tribute to Houston at noon. And even some country stations found pause to pay respect. KFKF/Kansas City's Dale Carter posted on FB: "We'll honor her this morning in several ways. You'll hear her version of Dolly's "I Will Always Love You" at 6:45 and 8:45. You'll also hear her version of the National Anthem from the 1991 Superbowl at 7:10. RIP to one of the most beautiful voices in music from all of us at KFKF." Starting today, ABC Radio in association with Cumulus Media Networks is presenting a very special broadcast: "Remembering Whitney Houston," hosted by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts. This one-hour special program will be available for in-market broadcast at 1pm local time via ABC. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

 

Man Set To Tell Wife He Wants A Divorce During Live Radio Show On Valentine's Day

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily reported last week, Auckland's The Rock FM's Robert & Jono were drawing international attention, plus local heat from New Zealand's 'Family First Group with their "Win A Divorce" contest. As their website stated, 'there are hundreds of poor blokes who thought they married an angel who, in fact, turned out to be Satan in a dress. But this won't be your standard marital break-up. This will be aired live on the radio on Valentine's Day." As part of the bit, they'll be willing to pay for the divorce as well as counseling if needed. But in spite of requests for MediaWorks, owner of The Rock, to drop the promotion, this coming Tuesday a man identified only as Sam, will tell his wife he wants a divorce live on The Rock FM. This stunt follows last year's "Win a Wife" contest where the winner received a 12-day trip to Ukraine to select a bride.

 

Pittsburgh's Freak Show Scoops Interview With Reporter Almost Hit By Sandusky's Wife's Car [VIDEO & AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– It was the video that went bonkers over the internet last week. While doing a report outside Jerry Sandusky's home in Centre County, PA., WPXI/Pittsburgh TV's Courtney Brennan and her cameraman were nearly run over by Dottie Sandusky, wife of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn St. Coach involved in the highly publicized sex scandal. While news outlets everywhere dug deep for Brennan's reaction, 96.1's Freak Show were first to scoop an interview as she rang into their morning show. 'That woman REVVED up her engine at us before driving the car at us up that driveway." "...I knew it was her, we locked eyes and she just gunned it," said Brennan. The Freak Show's Mikey said "It looked like she was going 35 or 40 mph when she hit the driveway." Like Brennan's video, their call was suddenty in big demand from numerous news outlets and websites like Deadspin, SBNation and more. ...WATCH TV VIDEO AND INTERVIEW HERE

 

Dave Smiley Lets Ladies Spin 'Wheel of Men' For Valentine's Day

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Pat Sajak, listen up. WZPL's Smiley Morning Show has come up with a new way to serve up the hottest men in Indianapolis to women this week--literally! Starting soon, he'll be putting them on a wheel that ladies can spin and win their "dream man!" He tells Jockline Daily "A listener is designing the wheel that will support 6 guys (like a merry-go-round). We'll then invite ladies to come spin the wheel at local club. We are going to spike in some firefighters and models from around town and social media the crap out of it. every time we get another "hot dude" we'll post his picture and bio and create a buz and get a great crowd!! i think people will come out to just witness this. We wanted to do this on Valentines Day, but didn't get the wheel done in time. We'll spring the concept out though during v-day this week! We were thinking of the old standard "mile of men" but wanted to do something unique. hope it works!!

 

Madonna: M.I.A. Apologized For Gesture [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Madonna is out promoting her new album, tour and film and, with Queen-like preparation, the Cumulus syndicated Bert Show told her for the occasion they brought in a camera crew to film the "phone interview!" "I hope you dressed well," quipped Madonna. From there the subject turned to the infamous one-finger salute from M.I.A. during her performance. Madonna called it out of line but said M.I.A. has since apologized. Apparently Madonna is quite critical of her work as well. When asked how she'd rate her Superbowl Performance, she gave it an 8 1/2, saying her cartwheels were too slow. Madonna’s album MDNA drops on March 26, 2012, tickets for The Madonna 2012 World Tour go on sale starting Monday, Feb. 13, and her new film, W.E. is in theaters now. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE (check out on-air audibles from Madonna's handler towards the end - we give Bert a 9 on override)

 

A 'Lighter' Jeff Dauler Appears On CNN's Dr. Sanja's 'Fit Nation' [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily first reported back in January (JD1/6/12), The syndicated Bert Show's Jeff Dauler earned one of seven slots on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon. Since then they've been training for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with Dr. Sanjay Gupta along with a road bike and all of its accessories, a wet suit, and a gym membership. By the time the show airs in September, each of them will be required to swim a half mile in the ocean, bike 18 miles, and run four miles in California! Now, over a month later, Dauler (as the photo shows) has already begun dropping some pounds. Last Saturday and Sunday on CNN, you got a first peek at Jeff and the others progress. Dauler told Jockline Daily: "The biggest challenge so far has been time management. The training is not only taking several hours a week, I also need to take time to plan out dining and sleep like I never had before. No more last-minute trips to Subway because I have nothing in the house, or staying up late because I can sleep the next afternoon. My weeks are fully planned out on Sunday afternoon." CHECK IT OUT HERE --Follow journey here: And Dr. Gupta's blog Here

 

YouTube Phenom Karmin Performs Live On Duran Show Enroute To SNL [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Have to give the syndicated Elvis Duran Show props for being one of the first shows to pick up on Youtube sensation Karmin. Last Friday they world-premiered their new “Broken Hearted” single on his show. There to talk about their Saturday Night Live appearance last weekend, the duo also sang their never-before heard “I Told You So.” Duran said "I'm really happy for these guys! Going from YouTube sensations, inking a recording deal with a major label, to prepping their debut album with top producers, and now performing on 'Saturday Night Live' - Boy, the lives of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan have truly changed!" Their new single, "Broken Hearted" impacts radio beginning tomorrow February 14th. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Univision Listeners Raise More Than $5.25 Million To Help St. Jude Fight Childhood Cancer

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012/PRNewswire –– Children with cancer from around the world received the support of special angels this past week as thousands of Univision Radio listeners joined a nationwide effort to battle childhood cancer and other deadly diseases during the annual St. Jude Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope) Radio Event, on February 2 and 3, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the United States, partnered with St. Jude, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers, to bring the nationwide effort to its listeners, resulting in more than $5.25 million in cash and pledges. Univision Radio stations across the country and in Puerto Rico dedicated two days of programming to raising funds for St. Jude and its lifesaving medical research. PHOTO: St. Jude patient Ana with Univision Radio Personalities, Carlos Alvarez and Silvia Botello

 

NICE: Co-Host Surprises Partner With Award For Special Deeds

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Deep in the Rio Grande Valley, TX there's a morning host who you might not be familiar with, but his story is one you're not likely to forget. Hector Lepe on La Ley 102.5 dedicates part of the show solely to helping others. It's a job his co-host, Denisse Garcia, a.k.a. La Ronca, tells valleycentral.com "He takes very seriously. La Ronca says last December Hector donated his mobile home to a family of 7 who lived in substandard conditions. She says he took it off the market to personally help the family in need. Even when he doesn't have the means, he'll find a way between sponsors or the station. Last week, with the help of Pronto Insurance, she helped recognize him with its Pay it 4Ward prize. To set up the surprise, La Ronca had him return to the station with the pretense of a meeting. There to greet him was Action 4 news. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Family Group Slams Valentine's Day Divorce Give Away Contest

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– Last Valentine's Day, Auckland's The Rock FM's Robert & Jono caught international attention with their "give away a wife for Valentine's Day" promotion. So this year, why not do the opposite and give away a divorce? As their website suggest, 'there are hundreds of poor blokes who thought they married an angel who, in fact, turned out to be Satan in a dress. But this won't be your standard marital break-up. This will be aired live on the radio on Valentine's Day." According to nzherald.com, the promotion prompted quick protest from New Zealand's 'Family First' group: "Divorces are difficult enough, but to cheapen it to a radio stunt is tacky. The radio station is simply feeding off the misery of others. They are willing to pay for the divorce - will they also pay for the counseling which may be required as a result of this stunt?" says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. The group is calling on MediaWorks, owner of The Rock, to cancel the promotion.

 

Radio's Rasberry Responds To Stir Over Marriage Equality Comments [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– Kellie Rasberry, co-host of the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show has drawn quick feedback from LGBT supporters and others after speaking out against marriage equality. This all stemmed from a conversation about the NOH8 campaign, a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley which responded to the passage of Proposition 8 in California back in 2008. The NOH8 Campaign features numerous people, including tons of celebrities with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world. At about 10 minutes into the linked podcast, Kellie said "... I'm not gay, I've got a lot of friends that are gay. We don't talk about it much ... the way I was raised, marriage is between a man and a woman ... I still fall on the side that marriage is between a man and a woman ..." According to Instinct Magazine, her comments from LGBT supporters and homophobes alike, was almost immediate. Kellie then responded to all the anger via Facebook. "We discuss a lot of things on our show, and the subject of gay marriage came up. Some of you say I was wrong to have said anything and that I just should've kept my mouth shut. However, had I said I was all for gay marriage, you'd be the ones giving me virtual high-fives and thanking me for sticking my neck out there on such a controversial subject. So, I told the truth about how I felt about it. I stuck my neck out there and now it's like people are fighting over who gets to swing the hatchet.." READ ENTIRE POST HERE--------LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE (go to about 10 minute mark)

 

Kevin Matthews Makes Brief Return To Grand Rapids Airwaves With Visit To WOOD

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– Radio listeners in Grand Rapids may have thought April Fools had come early yesterday when they tuned into 1300AM/106.9 FM WOOD's Gary Allen and Steve Kelly Show and heard former crosstown WLAV-FM (96.9) iconic host Kevin Matthews. According to Michigan Live, he was there for the upcoming "Fat Tuesday" event set for Feb. 21 in downtown Grand Rapids. He told listeners: "I have no radio home – I'm homeless." This makes the seventh year Matthews participated in the event which matches New Orleans' Mardi Gras style festivities on Fat Tuesday. Matthews told Allen and Kelly: "We're hosting this together and Steve, I need your taste buds." Kelly is one of the judges in the "Golden Ladle" contest. "I'm gonna give everyone the same score and just eat and drink a lot," Kelly joked. Matthews currently host a daily podcast along with Steve Dahl in Chicago.

 

Howie Mandel Rings Up WMJI's Lanigan & Malone; Denies He's Replacing Regis [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– Comedian and TV personality Howie Mandel is out promoting his new series 'Mobbed' and, with an assist from Envision Radio's Guest Services, rang up Lanigan and Malone on WMJI-FM/Cleveland. Mandel denied rumors that he has been chosen as the replacement co-host for LIVE! with Kelly. When asked if he is going to be taking over Regis Philbin's hosting gig Mandel replied, "I haven't heard that. It's always an honor to go there. Last week I was filling in. I think that Regis is irreplaceable. And the one person that's asked me to do it so far is you. You don't have the authority." Mandel continued with praise for the current format of the show, "I love this rotation of tuning in every day and seeing. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

 

 

Bo Jaxon's 'Roller Coaster Of Love' Brings Happy Ending For Local Couple

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– As we head into this Valentine's Day weekend, major stuntage abounds throughout radio land. Here's just one that you may want to file away for next year. All you need is a roller coaster and a couple of people willing people, with one ready to pop the question. That's what Bo Jaxon, PD/morning host of Cumulus' B95.1 KBBY, PD of KVEN and host of 1450 ESPN's "Bo's Man Cave California came up with this week. There was one interesting twist: as the man tries to give his fiance the ring on the roller coaster, he pretends to drop it unto the crowd below. Fortunately, A beaming Bo waited below to provide the real ring to one very relieved lady. CHECK OUT VIDEO

 

George Carlin's Daughter Kelly To Host New Show On Sirius Featuring Comedy Guests

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012/PR NEWWIRE –– Sirius XM Radio has announced that Kelly Carlin, daughter of George Carlin, will host a new monthly show on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99, and on Carlin's Corner, the new 24/7 channel devoted to George Carlin, channel 400. Each month, The Kelly Carlin Show will feature Kelly interviewing a different comedian, stand-up comedy, personal stories and memories about her legendary and beloved father. The monthly show will kick off with a revealing conversation with special guest Robin Williams, during which the two will discuss Williams' experience on The Richard Pryor Show and Mork & Mindy, what it takes to be an actor versus a stand-up comedian and Williams' thoughts on the end of the world. The Kelly Carlin Show will premiere on Sunday, February 12 at 7:00 pm ET and will air the first Sunday of every month on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99. The Kelly Carlin Show will also air the first Monday of every month at 8:00 pm ET on Carlin's Corner, channel 400. Upcoming episodes are scheduled to feature conversations with special guests Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black and Chris Hardwick.

 

Kevin, Virginia & Jason Offer Michael Lohan Gig During Transition; To Top Any Burger King Offer By 50¢ An Hour

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 ---- WiLD 95.5's Kevin, Virginia & Jason are offering Lindsay Lohan's dad, Michael Lohan, a job with their morning radio show. Michael Lohan filed an application with a local Burger King in Palm Beach, Florida yesterday after the counselors at his treatment center recommended he get a real job until his final release on March 16th. Kevin, Virginia & Jason want to help Michael with his transition and offer him a job, guaranteeing to beat any Burger King offer by .50 cents an hour. Lohan's responsibilities will consist of answering phones and helping the show at live personal appearances. The show is currently waiting for an answer to their proposition.

 

KUZZ-FM To Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– KUZZ-FM Bakersfield, CA will be the third station in history to receive the NAB Crystal Heritage Award, recognizing a radio station's long-term commitment to community service. The award will be presented during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, on Tuesday, April 17 in Las Vegas. The Crystal Heritage Award honors those stations that have won a total of five Crystal Radio Awards, which recognize radio stations' year-round community service efforts. KUZZ-FM earned its first Crystal Radio Award in 1998. "It's difficult to underscore the importance of the Crystal Radio Award unless you understand the process it takes to become a finalist," said Sylvia Cariker of KUZZ-FM. "Then being chosen as one of only ten honorees, that's when the eyebrows go up. When I tell people KUZZ has won five Crystals, that's when I hear the whistle that says 'Wow'!" NAB is celebrating the Crystal Radio Awards 25th anniversary and will honor this year's 10 winners and 50 finalists at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon. A total of 250 Crystal Radio Awards have been awarded to 189 radio stations across the country since the awards were established in 1987. California, home to Heritage Award recipient KUZZ-FM, boasts more Crystal winners than any other state with 23.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Brian Lang Named SVP & Market Manager For CBS West Palm Beach

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– Brian Lang has been appointed Senior Vice President and Market Manager for CBS RADIO West Palm Beach, it was announced today by Scott Herman, Executive Vice President of Operations for the Company. Lang, who has been in the radio and television industry for 25 years, is taking over the responsibility of managing five stations that broadcast a variety of formats, including WEAT-FM (AC), WHFS-FM (Urban Adult), WIRK-FM (Country), WMBX-FM (Rhythmic CHR), WPBZ-FM (CHR). Lang succeeds Ben Hill, who is devoting his full attention to Tampa, where he was recently named Senior Vice President and Market Manager.

 

Champion! Magazine Coming To An iTunes App Store Near You

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012/PR NEWWIRE –– The next great comic and pop culture event isn't in New York or San Diego – it's on your iPad. Having steadily attracted a readership since its initial preview launch this past September, with over 37,000 app launches and 20,000 issue downloads, Champion! Magazine made its 2012 debut this past onday. The January edition features an exclusive cover photographed and by Howard Stern, with true fans dressed in their own detailed recreations of their favorite comic characters from Marvel's Scarlet Witch to Star Wars hero, Chewbacca. Champion! Magazine is led by a team of pop culture innovators including publisher Sam Simon, a nine-time Emmy winner best-known for "The Simpsons" and "The Drew Carey Show"; editor-in-chief Mike Cotton, who previously spent a decade at Wizard magazine. Click For Digital Sample Here

 

Boston Radio Great Dave Maynard Passes Away At 82

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2012 –– We were saddened to learn that longtime Boston radio and television personality Dave Maynard, has passed away at the age of 82. Known for years on his local WBZ TV amateur talent show, "Community Auditions," he joined WBZ-AM in 1980 where he launched Maynard in the Morning. He finally retired 1991. In 2009, he was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2009. Aside from his air work, he was also known for fundraising efforts in behalf of Children's Hospital in Boston and medical charities. Maynard is survived by his wife, six children and nine grandchildren.

 

STUDY: 25 Million Tweets, Facebook Posts, Blogs And Forums Later, POWER 106 LA Leads In Online Influence

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– Radio consultancy Radioscope has published a social media study that placed Emmis' POWER 106 at the top of the social media influence pile in radio. The first-of-its-kind study analyzed over 25-Million tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, and forums over the whole of 2011 using proprietary technology from Fast Company’s “Top Ten Companies to Watch on the Web,” Crimson Hexagon. "In radio, POWER 106 doesn't have the most followers, but what they do have is the respect of their social network," said Radioscope Strategy Director Ryan Gallagher (former Clear Channel WFLZ on-air personality "Wacker" turned Madison Avenue brand strategist), Radioscope'smission is to push the boundaries of radio industry knowledge, and help over-the-air radio stations mean more in people's lives.. "The difference is between talking, and being talked about. Power 106 has more of their audience’s audience, and that’s a big deal." The full report, titled “Radio’s New Consumer,” is available on the Radioscope website, and synthesizes millions of comments and opinions people have about broadcast radio and its digital audio competitors. Beyond comprehensively analyzing what online consumers are proactively saying about their audio options, Radioscope gathered the Twitter handles of the Top 10 to 15 stations in the top 100 radio markets, and the top Tweeters (stations and personalities) at those top stations, to analyze more than a year's worth of what the radio industry is "broadcasting" out to consumers online. CHECK OUT STUDY HERE .

 

Cumulus Pits Huckabee Against Limbaugh

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– We're guessing the former preacher turned Governor and TV host, Mike Huckabee, will soon be drawing on more of his own talent on loan from God as he goes head to head with radio behemoth, Rush Limbaugh. Cumulus Media Networks will formally announce today that they'll begin airing Mike Huckabee's Radio Show on April 2nd, from noon to 3 p.m. According to The New York Times, Huckabee will broadcast the show from his home in Florida and will continue his weekend Fox show. He said he would remain affiliated with Fox News for “as long as they keep renewing my contract,” which is up for renewal this year. Huckabee is realistic when it comes to the matchup, telling the NYT “I don’t feel like I’m a competitor ... He’s going to have an audience that will be very loyal and has been for over 20 years. I doubt that will change.” This latest move adds to Cumulus' recent addition of Geraldo Rivera who appears on Fox along with Huckabee.

 

WOW: Listener Locates Missing 12 Yr. Old Following Tim Leary & Malayna Kerton On-Air Mention

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– File this one under 'wow." Bob 106.9/Savannah, GA's Morning Showgram's Tim Leary and Malayna Kerton had just mentioned on the air news of a missing 12 yr. old boyl named Armando Vegacolon who had disappeared the night before. While police, K-9 units and a helicopter continued their search, Leary and Kerton mentioned the story on yesterday morning's show at around 7:00 am. Less than an hour later, Tommy Wadsworth called the show saying his wife, who was listening to the show, had located the boy. When Tim asked if he could speak to Carol, Tommy said, 'Sure, she's right here.' Tim told Jockline Daily "I thank God the story turned out the way it did. So many times you hear a story like this with very different results.  Malayna and I are truly honored to have the listeners we have! That's what's great about country radio; you have such a dedicated audience that not only loves to laugh and get loud, but will also give the shirt off their back to someone who needs help! Can't think of another industry I'd rather be a part of than country radio!" LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE --- CHECK OUT LOCAL TV STORY

 

 

 

San Diego Host Now Apologizes For 'Stupid' Comments

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– Former XX Sport's Radio host, Scott Kaplan, now regrets "stupid" comments about a female broadcaster on his show last month and wants to apologize to her because it's the right thing to do. He told UT San Diego, "I made a mistake. I screwed up. I lost my job. I humiliated my family. I've got to take responsibility. I've got to accept the consequences," Scott Kaplan said. "I'm a moron sometimes. It's part of my character, and like an idiot, I said a bunch of stupid stuff about her, and when you pull it out and you put it in print, boy it looks really mean-spirited," said Kaplan. He says he has since tried to reach out to Lloyd to apologize, but has been unable to reach her. As Jockline Daily reported earlier this week, Kaplan was let go on Monday after calling Mountain West TV network broadcaster Andrea Lloyd "a monster," a "beast" and "an animal" in his Jan. 25 broadcast on XX Sports Radio.


 

David Choe, The Artist Who Took Facebook Stock Now Worth Over $100 Million Instead of $60,000 For Drawing, Joins Stern For Exclusive Interview [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– This is an amazing story. David Choe, a popular graffiti artist who got started by winning over a million dollars in 'Vegas, took an even riskier bet in 2005 when he took Facebook Stock instead of cash. This week, passing on numerous guest appearance offers from TV networks and radio shows, he decided to join XM Sirius Howard Stern Show. A self-admitted Stern fan, he said back then Facebook was a joke, but he gambled. And boy did he win. His stock options may now be worth between $100-$200 million or more once the stock goes public. For the occasion, Choe presented Stern with mini mural in his honor. For those not familiar with Choe, this mural could be worth a fortune by itself. Check out Choe's WEBSITE.And for brief look at the interview, [WATCH VIDEO HERE]

 

Keeney Takes 'Future Star' Contest Honors

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– OneMain Financial and Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 has announced the winner of the CT40 Future Star contest – Katy Keenie. Keenie edged out over 150 contestants to win the top prize, which includes a Music Row recording session with Trifectone Music Group, a meeting with superstar Ronnie Dunn and executives from Sony Music Nashville/Arista Records, a meeting with a William Morris agent, and a performance at Country Radio Seminar 2012 in front of radio programmers from all over the country. Originally from Canada, Katy Keenie now calls Texas her home, where she’s been singing since high school, and hasn’t looked back since. Counting artists like Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack and Alison Krauss for inspiration, Keenie’s four-octave range and high-energy stage presence undoubtedly led to her becoming one of the Top 10 vote-getters in CT40 Future Star fan-voted competition. “I can’t believe I won – I’m so excited!” said Keenie.

 

STUDY: 25 Million Tweets, Facebook Posts, Blogs And Forums Later, POWER 106 LA Leads In Online Influence

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– Radio consultancy Radioscope has published a social media study that placed Emmis' POWER 106 at the top of the social media influence pile in radio. The first-of-its-kind study analyzed over 25-Million tweets, Facebook posts, blogs, and forums over the whole of 2011 using proprietary technology from Fast Company’s “Top Ten Companies to Watch on the Web,” Crimson Hexagon. "In radio, POWER 106 doesn't have the most followers, but what they do have is the respect of their social network," said Radioscope Strategy Director Ryan Gallagher (former Clear Channel WFLZ on-air personality "Wacker" turned Madison Avenue brand strategist), Radioscope'smission is to push the boundaries of radio industry knowledge, and help over-the-air radio stations mean more in people's lives.. "The difference is between talking, and being talked about. Power 106 has more of their audience’s audience, and that’s a big deal." The full report, titled “Radio’s New Consumer,” is available on the Radioscope website, and synthesizes millions of comments and opinions people have about broadcast radio and its digital audio competitors. Beyond comprehensively analyzing what online consumers are proactively saying about their audio options, Radioscope gathered the Twitter handles of the Top 10 to 15 stations in the top 100 radio markets, and the top Tweeters (stations and personalities) at those top stations, to analyze more than a year's worth of what the radio industry is "broadcasting" out to consumers online. CHECK OUT STUDY HERE .

 

Another Day, Another Guy On A Radio Tower (NSFW)

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– What up with guys and radio towers lately? Yup, here's yet another one. And this time, where else? Los Angeles. Then again, it is Hollywood Week On American Idol, so maybe there's a connection. According to the LA Times, the man, believed to be in his 30's or 40's, began dropping trowel as he began scaling the tower about 4 p.m on Wednesday. Fortunately, authorities were able to get to him, wrapped him in a blanket and lowered him with a makeshift pulley. He was lowered along the outer rails of a 220-foot metal tower and then taken into custody. Reportedly, he appeared mentally unstable (Ya think?). Photo at right tweeted by Blogdowntown's Ed Fuentes. Just to be safe, we added the NSFW in case you didn't notice the man a right was posing in his birthday suit.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Roper Joins KCYY San Antonio For Mornings; Proud Mary Exits WNRQ/Nashville

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 –– Country KCYY-FM San Antonio adds Jeff Roper to mornings where he'll join co-hosts Clayton Allen and Laurie. He follows Jesse James, who left in January. Roper's former stints include WTQR-FM Greensboro, Gator 107.9/Myrtle Beach, SC and WSOC-FM/Charlotte. ------------ Proud Mary, Mary Glenn Lassiter, exits WNRQ-FM/Nashville following 14 years to explore opportunities beyond radio industry. She is followed by Laura Steele.

 

Top News From The UK: Johnny Vaughn Exits Capital FM On High Note; Paul McCartney Meet Cullum

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012 ––His exit was as sudden as it was unexpected, but Johnny Vaughan left Capital FM on a high with its biggest audience for nearly eight years. Capital FM had 2.25 million average weekly listeners in the final quarter of 2011, up 14.9% year on year, according to the latest official Rajar figures published on Thursday. Vaughan quit the station's breakfast show abruptly in November after nearly eight years. The station regained the top spot among the London commercial stations from Bauer Radio’s Magic. Capital also had its biggest weekly cume since the first three months of 2004 – coincidentally the last quarter before Vaughan took over the breakfast show – when it had an audience of 2.34 million. But Global Radio-owned Capital still has some way to go before it matches the 7.9% share of the London audience it had back then. Capital's latest share was 5.9%, just ahead of Magic, which had 2.17 million weekly listeners and a 5.7% share. Capital's sister station Heart took third place in London in terms of weekly reach with 1.93 million, ahead of Bauer-owned Kiss 100's 1.87 million. But Kiss had the edge in terms of audience share, with 5.4% against Heart's 4.6%. Vaughan left his near-£1m-a-year ($1.6m) job at Capital on 18 November so the latest Rajar figures also include the audience for his interim replacement Greg Burns, who co-hosted the show with Lisa Snowdon before Dave Berry was given the job full time.

McCartney Meets Cullum For BBC Radio 2 - BBC Radio 2 will broadcast a special interview between Paul McCartney and Jamie Cullum. The feature will air on Jamie’s weekly jazz show this Tuesday, which is made by independent production company Folded Wing. It includes chat about Paul’s brand new album, Kisses on the Bottom. Paul talks to Jamie about the role jazz has played in his life, from growing up listening to his father’s jazz band to their mutual love of Fats Waller.

Amazing Radio Goes Time-Shifted for USA - Amazing Radio, the digital station broadcasting from the North-east of England, has launched time-shifted streams of its output for American listeners. The station has also hired two new American presenters to join its schedule. Mike Taylor will host a show on Thursday evenings. He’s been presenting at WOXY and has been championing new music since his college radio days, and Tobi, has been on in LA and Washington where she’s been programming the music for an indie station on XM Satellite Radio. She’ll host The Amazing Happy Hour with Tobi each Saturdays 6pm-8pm.

Bush leaves Heart for Absolute Radio - Heart Bristol breakfast presenter Andy Bush is joining Absolute Radio. Andy will join the national station to host the afternoon show, replacing Nick Jackson who left last year. Since Nick left, Leona Graham has been covering the 1-5pm slot but will hand over to Andy on April 2nd.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with the BBC. EMAIL HIM HERE

 

Mega Stars Top Cowell's Wish List For X-Factor [VIDEO]

Following last week's major shakeup on the U.S. X-Factor, Simon Cowell is now setting his sights on some major names to bring the show up to it's expectations. On the heels of Nicole Scherzinger, Paula Abdul & Steve Jones exit, came the rumor of very expensive interest in Beyoncé, which Cowell calls complete nonsense (See Popline below). But on yesterday's edition of Extra he said he'd love to have Katy Perry or Mariah Carey, although he thought the Mom of twins wouldn't likely be able to join. He also thought Madonna would be "great" ---and expensive. As for this season's performance, he says he actually places some of the blame on himself, admitting “X Factor” didn’t live up to his own hype. “It’s only because I opened my big mouth and said we were going to get 20 million viewers,” he says. “If I hadn’t said that, everybody would be saying the show was a huge success.” WATCH VIDEO

 

 

Carson Daly Inks New Multi-Year Deal With 97.1 AMP LA

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012 ---- As Jockline Daily first reported yesterday, Carson Daly, morning drive host on 97.1 AMP RADIO, has just inked a new multi-year contract extension. It was announced yesterday by Kevin Weatherly, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO and Program Director for 97.1 AMP RADIO. During his tenure with the station, Daly has grown the morning show from eighth place overall to a solid third place in the market with his target audience, adults 18-34.* AMP is the second most listened to station in Los Angeles during his four hour program. "Carson is a major talent with the uncanny ability to reinvent himself," said Weatherly. "He has consistently resonated with our target audience of pop-culture savvy young adults. Carson's knowledge of and relationships in the entertainment and music industry are unmatched and his work with a variety of different media further exposes him to a legion of like-minded music fans. Carson has proven to be the ideal radio host for AMP and his Southern California background helps him relate to our loyal listeners, who wake up with him each and every morning."

 

DIAL-GLOBAL STUDY: Radio Scores 23 Million Listeners During Super Bowl XLVI

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2012 –– Dial Global reports that 23.1 million people tuned in to hear the radio broadcast of Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, February 5, 2012. DG had commissioned a special study conducted by Edison Research which accurately measured the number of people that tuned in to hear Super Bowl XLVI broadcasts. The survey found that listeners accessed the live broadcast in multiple listening environments, including the home, while driving, at work and other locations, on over 680 stations nationwide. The national survey was conducted via live telephone interviews on February 6, 2012, following the Giants 21-17 victory over the Patriots. The game, which wasn’t decided until the final play, marked the second time in four years that the Giants topped the Patriots in the Super Bowl. “We are again excited, but not surprised, to see that our research findings highlight the strength of the Dial Global brand and the ongoing demand for radio broadcast coverage of live sporting events,” said David Landau, Co-President CEO of Dial Global. Photo: Dial-Global

 

Dorita's Flying Baby Tops List Of Favorite Super Bowl Ads

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2012 –– $230,000 million later in Super Bowl Ad Buying, you're probably wondering which ad topped the list of favorites? Funny you should ask. USA TODAY has compiled a complete list and it looks like people are into flying babies, or at least the one grandma slung across the yard to snatch a bag of Doritos. Marking the first time consumers, not preselected panelists, rated the ads, consumers picked from 55 commercials as presented by 38 national sponsors. Coming in a close second was Anheuser-Busch's beer-fetching dog, Weego. Kia and Chrysler's much talked about Ad featuring Clint Eastwood came in a close 2nd and 3rd. Our favorite, The Chevy Grad Ad, placed 11th. See where your favorite placed: CLICK HERE

 

Bob & Tom Live Broadcast Draws Crowd At Super Bowl XLVI

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2012 ---- Last week, more than 1,000 fans turned out to watch The Bob & Tom Show’s live broadcast from Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. During the remotes on Feb. 2 and 3, which originated from “The Huddle at Circle Center,” hundreds of fans lined up prior to the 6:00-10:00am ET broadcast to get a front row seat as hosts Bob Kevoian & Tom Griswold, along with Kristi Lee and Chick McGee, welcomed comedians, celebrities, sports figures and others. Among the special guests who stopped by were: FOX NFL Sunday Pregame Show contributor Frank Caliendo; 22-time Emmy Award winning journalist and NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas; Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford; actor/comedian Jim Gaffigan; professional football legend Joe Theismann (shown second from right) Pro Football Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl champion “Mean” Joe Greene; professional football legend/author/commentator Jerry Kramer and Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels.  

 

Delilah Teams With 'Feed The Children' To Aid 50,000 Kids & Families

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2012 –– Premiere syndicated, Delilah, has a goal this year to help 50,000 children and their families across the nation by providing food and essentials in partnership with hunger relief organization Feed The Children. Aided by her 200 affiliates across the country, she'll ask listeners to help her provide food and essentials throughout the year. The donations will go to support Feed The Children’s Americans Feeding Americans Caravan, which has served more than 325,000 American families in the past two years. “If you have spent a single night with me in the studio, you would hear the calls I receive from mothers who struggle to make ends meet and have to make a decision between paying rent or buying food for their family,” said Delilah. “Feed The Children helps feed families across the nation every day. The organization will be the arms and legs to help reach families who need our help.”

 

It's A Go For Mark & Mo At WEBN-FM Cincinnati

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2012 ––Beginning Feb. 20th, WEBN Cincinnati will launch the “Mark and Mo in the Morning” Show (shown) who'll follow the Dawn Patrol who left last September. Formerly known as Blazor & Mo at The Blitz FM/Columbus, Mark Smith and Maurice “Mo” Jovan will host the show along with current late night host, Meat. Shroom, who had been filling in mornings, head back to night. Mark, an Ohio native, previously worked at WXLE and WRZR in Columbus. Mo, a well known stand-up comic, began at WYNF in Tampa and formerly co-hosted mornings at 98 Rock/Baltimore, Md.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Kris Valentine Gets Buzzin' In Minneapolis; David L Exits Brotha Fred Show 103.5 Chicago

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 8TH, 2012 –– Kris Valentine (shown) becomes the first live, breathing on-air personality to come on board at CBS radio's KMNB in Minneapolis, The New “BUZ’N@102.9." Valentine was born in Forest Lake and grew up in South St. Paul. He was most recently on-air at KWJJ in Portland, doing afternoons. Valentine is no stranger to Twin Cities’ radio, once working for KEEY and WLOL. He also served as Imaging Director and did mid-days and nights at KCLD in St. Cloud, and is a graduate of Brown College, in Minneapolis. “It is absolutely awesome to be a BUZ'N on-air personality and have the chance to come back to my home state! I'm totally "BUZ’N" right now and can't wait to bring the "fun" back to country radio in the Twin Cities,” said Valentine. ------ A little further down in the midwest, morning co-host David L exits The Brotha Fred Show at WKSC-FM, 103.5 Kiss/Chicago. Brotha Fred and co-host Angi Taylor remain.

 

 

McDonald's Radio Ad Pulled Following Pit Bull Owner Outrage

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012 ---- McDonald’s apparently landed in the doghouse following its airing of its Chicken McBites® in radio ads and have now issued an apology to pit bull owners. The ad, which says that its line of Chicken McBites was less risky than petting a stray pit bull, had run for a few days in the Kansas City and complaints began to pour in. Soon after, a Facebook page called “Pit Bulls Against McDonald’s” was liked more than 8,200 times. The ad also claimed its Chicken McBites were less risky than shaving your head, naming your son Sue or giving your Facebook password to a friend. McDonald’s quickly issued an official apology that its ad “was insensitive in its mention of pit bulls.” The fast-food giant pledged to “do a better job next time.” According to an NBC Report“As soon as we learned of it, we tracked the source and had the local markets pull the ad immediately,” McDonald’s said.

 

Jacob's Media Pitches $75 Solution: Chance For Up And Coming Jocks To Regularly Audition Overnight

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012 –– If you follow consultant Fred Jacob's daily blog, his recent post "The $75 Solution" may have caught your eye. It came on the heels of his recent trip to WMMR Philly and subsequent conference call with PD Bill Weston. Weston mentioned his station has a live jock in overnights, Jacky Bam Bam (shown). Citing Greater Media VP/Market Manager John Fullam and Weston's total support of growing talent, he thought back to panel appearance during Canadian Music Week where Howard Glassman, ada “Humble Howard,” had a simple and amazing idea that any station could do to address the challenge of talent development. He called it “The $75 Solution.” The idea was that every station could set aside $75 a week to give a part-timer, up-and-comer, no-name, or wannabe a chance to jock overnights (5 hours x $15/hour). How hard is that? Jacobs asked: "If I were a Wall Street analyst, I’d be asking broadcasting CEOs about where the next generation of on-air radio stars will come from. How will the industry grow its talent base in an increasingly competitive media environment?" Last week Jacobs reached out to Jockline Daily and several other media outlets to help pitch this concept. We and others quickly offered support. Stay tuned for more news on this effort. In the meantime, email us and let us know what you think of the $75 Solution.

 

The One And Many Phil Hendrie Expands Role On TV's 'New Girl'


LOS ANGELES, February 6, 2012 – TRN syndicated and KFI-AM Los Angeles radio personality Phil Hendrie is in demand with the television and film world these days. He recently landed a recurring role on 20th Century Fox’s New Girl, the hit sit-com starring Zooey Deschanel. Hendrie says, “The entire cast and crew is so hard working, gracious, and welcoming. It’s an honor to get to work with them.” In addition, ABC-TV’s Emmy Award winning series Modern Family will air the “Me Jealous” episode featuring Hendrie in the role of “Boots.” About The Phil Hendrie Show
Hendrie’s TRN nationally syndicated radio show, heard on nearly 100 stations, and his local Saturday evening show on Los Angeles’ KFI AM 640 are driven by his cast of fictional characters, all of whom he created and plays on air. Loyal fans enjoy being in on the ruse as Hendrie orchestrates a parody of his own profession – talk radio.

 

Chicago's Steve Cochran On The Mend Following Chest Pains

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012 –– According to Robert Feder's Time Out Chicago, Chicago vet Steve Cochran has been off the air at WIND-AM (560) since last Tuesday said this followed chest pain he felt while on the air last week and drove himself to the hospital. He told Feder he’s feeling better now and hopes to be back at work soon. Apparently the pain started while broadcasting his night show on KTRS-AM in St. Louis from his home studio in Chicago. He said he began feeling uncomfortable and notified his producer during a break that he was taking himself off the air. After undergoing tests and given medication he returned home and is expected to be back on the air soon. “The doctor said I’ll be 125 percent,” Cochran told Feder. “Which is great news unless you really hate Cochran’s on from 5 to 7pm on WIN, and pulls a double shift at KTRS. Photo: Facebook

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Tracy Austin, Dom Theodore Exit CBS Posts; Sean Demery Tapped For Double Duty By Simmons

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012 –– KHMX-FM (Mix 96.5) PD and Houston native Tracy Austin exits programming duties to explore new opportunities. She formerly programmed at WIOQ-FM/Philadelphia and crosstown KRBE-FM. ---------- Meanwhile, major news in New York as CBS Radio VP/CHR Programming Dom Theodore has decided to exit his post where he oversees programming for WXRK-FM (92.3 Now) New York and 98.7 Amp Radio/Detroit. No replacement has not been announced. Theodore says he'll now concentrate his efforts on his consulting firm. Theodore previous stints include WKQI and sister Sports WDFN-AM Detroit, WFLZ-FM/Tampa and KRBE-FM/Houston.----------Simmons Media taps Sean Demery as Program Director and Brand Manager for KXRK-FM X96/Salt Lake City.

 

UGLY LOSS: Vegas' Mark & Mercedes Pay Off Superbowl Bet

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012 –– Jockline Daily reported yesterday that Mix 94.1/Las Vegas lost their Superbowl bet with Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former Mayor Oscar Goodman. As a result, they, along with producer J.C. Fernandez had to recreate Madonna’s halftime performance on a 3rd Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience yesterday t 5 PM today. As one can only deduce from above, Mark, who at best has similar arms to Madonna, don's her image. Mercedes (center) claims they're all doing their version of Madonna, we think she was actually preparing finger in the role of M.I.A. And at right----gulp---is J.C. Fernandez doing his best version the queen of pop. Oy! Usually what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. This is yet one more example of why. Yikes!

 

Sports Talker Let Go Following Female Analyst Diss

Add sasquatch to the list of words that could get you in trouble. Last month, XX San Diego sport's talker Scott Kaplan (shown) caught heat after a Jan. 25th broadcast when he called Mountain West studio analyst Andrea Lloyd a “beast,” an “animal,” a “monster” and a “sasquatch of a woman.” Now comes word that Kaplan has been cut over the comment. According to utsandiego, the station announced Kaplan "has officially left the organization" without giving a reason for his sudden departure. Another source told them said Kaplan was fired. After returning from the Superbowl, he did his last show yesterday morning and was then let go. Starting tomorrow, the new morning show will feature longtime San Diego sports radio duo Dave Palet and Jeff Dotseth. Kaplan's latest remarks were made in a conversation with a caller shortly after 6 a.m. Jan. 25. They lasted for more than six minutes.

 

Nashville's David Hall Passes Away; Former KNRK Portland Host, Jaime Cooley, Dies From Accidental Drowning

FEBRUARY 7TH, 2012 –– A sad day in Nashville yesterday as longtime host, David Hall, passed away. Known for his slogan "David Hall Rocks Ya'll!" on his afternoon drive show on 100.1 WRLT-FM, he was described at Radio Lightning's website as "THE face and THE voice of Nashville rock radio." David was known in the '80's for his stint on 103.3 WKDF. From there he joined 104.5 WGFX, or The Fox. ----- Tragic news from Portland ME, with reports of former KNRK host, Jaime Cooley, 33, found dead in a hot tub at her parents home. The death was ruled accidental and there is no suspicion of foul play.

 

Super Jocks Descend On Indianapolis; Nice Night For Eli, Too

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Wow, what a Superbowl? We enjoyed the game, too. We're referring to massive turnout of top radio shows from around the country including DirecTV's Dan Patrick who not only brought his own man cave, including a basketball court in hopes of snaring Larry Bird for a little one-on-one. And radio's presence wasn't limited to just speakers. If you happened to catch Friday's NFL telecast you might have noticed Bert Weiss (shown) with a glass of chardonnay) along with Wendy Adams of the syndicated Bert Show. He and his entire entourage joined what Bert said was about 7500 radio peeps there at Radio Row during Media Day. Among the highlights including police ripping down their banners and fining their Indy affiliate. Check out more hightlights Here. Also there in grand style was Premiere Syndicated Bobby Bones along with TV Co-Host Andy Roddick. They're shown above with Bob Ryan from The Boston Globe. Perhaps the most sought after celeb' was Denver Bronco's Tim Tebow. Sirius XM's Sway Calloway and co-host Devi Dev caught up with him along with Ciara who promoted her new film "That's My Boy." There are likely thousands of other shots and stories out there. We'll do our best to keep you posted. Oh yeah, Nice night for Eli Manning & New York Giants, too, who once again swept victory from the hands of The New England Pat's in the final seconds with a 21-17 win.

 

UH OH: M.I.A's Finger Flash Prompts Apology From NBC

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– It what some are describing as another Janet Jackson moment, in yesterday's SB halftime performance of Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin," M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj appeared alongside to join the lip-synch extravaganza. Towards the end of M.I.A. gyrations, she ---gasp---flashed her middle finger for a split second which was quickly blurred, but not before the video went viral sending NBC executives (perhaps the same ones who decided to pass on the 'Fear Factor's' donkey sperm episode), into quick damage control and issuing an apology. In case you were among the 3 or so people who missed yesterday's SB, here below in the video. EXTREME WARNING: Video Contains Finger. WATCH HERE

 

337 Wings Later, Takeru Kobayashi Rules WIP Wing Bowl 20

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Before getting to Takeru Kobayashi (shown above) this year's winner of Wingbowl 20, how about mega props to WIP Philly's Angelo Cataldi (shown above center with "wingettes") and Al Morganti. Back in 1993 they broadcast on WIP (AM) their first ever wing bowl. About 10 people showed up to see a competition between two contestants. What's typically held the weekend before The Superbowl, the event has now draws more than 20,000 spectators and garners international attention. It even made Huffington Post top entertainment stories last friday. Plus, replays will be shown throughout the week on various outlets. And this year, it Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, where it is still broadcast live on 94-WIP-FM. You've got to believe, this event will be picked up by a network next year. Hats off to Angelo and Al for this amazing promotion. Meanwhile, last Friday's Wing Bowl 20 provided a chance to pit six-time Nathan Hot Dog Eating Contest winner, Takeru Kobayashi, the six Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champ (among many other gastrointestional contest) against lesser knowns where he gobbled down and inconscionable 337 wings in a half-hour (nearest competitor did 271). And did we congratulate Catladi and Morganti on the "Wingettes?" Photos: CBS CHECK OUT HIGHLIGHTS HERE

 

No CaviDEES For Hot 92.3 LA Listeners

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Just when you thought iconic radio host Rick Dees from fitting his names into another cool slogan, comes his 'No CaviDEES Mobile Dental. Hot 92.3/LA , Rick Dees & Western Dental partnered last Friday with their "No CaviDEES Mobile Dental Clinic" which provides FREE dental services to kids from 1 years thru 19 years of age. Listeners are asked to keep an eye on the station's website to find out when the mobile van will come to their area. The station will then contact listeners in the order of submission to confirm an appointment time. Once they're out of spaces for the week, no more submissions will be taken until the next location is announced. What a DEElightful idea

 

Nick Cannon Makes Directorial Debut With New 'House Party'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Think a little kidney failure and new set of twins was going to slow down 92.3 New York's Nick Cannon? Think again. Reportedly, he's now in the planning stages to direct the next generation of House Party movies. Just after being named 'Bleu Magazine's 'Man of the year award,' He told the NY Post, “I'm taking a lot of the young hip-hop acts of today and putting them in a movie with a bunch of comedians, make something happen there."

 

Robin Thicke Performs Live On Joyner Show; Single Inspired By Argument With Wife Paula Patton [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Recording artist and producer Robin Thicke performed live last Friday on the Tom Joyner Morning Show - In Studio Jam hits from his latest album 'Love After War.' Prior to performing he talked about the inspiration his wife, Paula Patton, had on several songs on this album (most he wrote after they had a fight). 'I Don't Know How It Feels To Be U' was inspired by an argument Thicke and Patton had where Patton exclaimed;  “(Robin) no matter how hard you try you’ll never understand what it’s like to be black and you’ll never understand what it’s like to be a woman.” The song All Tied Up “didn’t come from a fight.” Thicke reminisced that “(Paula) was filming the movie Mission Impossible and she was very busy…So I wrote this song about I’m all tied up inside I need you to come and save me. She comes home from a long day at work I put that song on she says ‘honey I’ll be right back’; she went in put on a little lingerie came out started dancing and I said that songs going on the album!” WATCH VIDEO

 

DOWNER: Medical Marijuana Show Canceled

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– In you tuned in this past weekend to catch The "Cannabis Community" on KOCI FM/101.5 Costa Mesa, you were in for a downer. The show, hosted by U.S. Army veteran Robert Martinez, the former president of the Newport Mesa Patients Association, a medical marijuana provider was told last month by United States Attorney's Office that he and about three dozen other owners and operators of medical marijuana stores in the city had to close shop as part of a federal enforcement operation. According to The Orange County Register, station management said "In light of Martinez's difficulties with federal authorities in recent weeks, KOCI management felt it was in the community interest that the radio station no longer broadcast the 'Cannabis Community/'" Ten minutes before the Sunday broadcast, Martinez said KOCI legal counsel Barry Jorgensen told him "Cannabis Community" had to be moved to a new time slot and learned later it would canceled altogether. "We were all blowed away," said Martinez

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Thompson Show Dropped At WRVA/Richmond; Zak Morgan Joins My 102.5 Greenville

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2012 –– What a bitter-sweet couple of weeks it's been for WLW/Cincinnati's Doc Thompson. While on his honeymoon he learned he was being cut from his WLW gig, but left unclear was whether he'd keep his other Clear Channel Gig, doing afternoons at WRVA/Richmond. Now, according to his Facebook page, he writes "I am no longer hosting my Richmond show. In the world of radio broadcasting... sometimes these things just happen. As I said earlier in the week, it will all work out for the best and I am blessed. To the people of The Commonwealth of Virginia, you are wonderful! ---------FM 102.1 Milwaukee adds former Sherman And Tingle Show member Brian Sherman to part-time/swing. ------------ KEY 103/Frederick, MD kicks off its new morning show today with Tommy Jordan being joined by Sierra Decker who arrives from WUBB/Savannah.-------- My 102.5 Greenville, SC, welcomes Zac Morgan for mornings where he'll join PD Marne Mason.

 

 

Clear Channel And Madonna Partner to Launch Simultaneous Worldwide Premiere of New Single “Give Me All Your Luvin”

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Clear Channel today announced that it has partnered with Madonna to launch a first-of-its-kind worldwide campaign of her latest single and video, “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” utilizing its extensive international media platform in a new and innovative way. The campaign – which includes the new single airing on Clear Channel and partner radio stations and websites around the world, simultaneously with the full music video running on Clear Channel’s spectacular billboards; and more than 1,600 digital displays in the US, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, Belgium, Finland and the UK – will reach more than 150 million people around the world. The video and single will also be available on demand at iHeartRadio.com; on Clear Channel radio station websites in the US, Australia and New Zealand; and via Global Radio’s Capital FM Network in the UK. Clear Channel will also use extensive on-air and online promotions to drive listeners and Madonna fans to iTunes, where they can buy the new single and pre-order (with a special discount offer available only through the weekend) her new album MDNA, scheduled to be released in March 2012.

 

Holy Balls: Boston's Rich Shertenlieb Throws Off Madonna With Alex Rodriguez 'Centaur' Question [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Leave it to Boston's 98.5 Sports Hub's Rich Shertenlieb of The Toucher & Rich Show to make the most of a few seconds with Madonna during yesterday's Super Bowl Q&A. As he's proven more than once, his antics don't just get replayed on his show or posted at their website, they tend to go viral. At last check, thedaily.com and Deadspin were already on it and the list continues to grow. While broadcasting all this week from Indy, he attended Madonna's press conference. There he asked whether or not she had actually ever seen the fabled oil painting inside of Alex Rodriguez's house of himself depicted as a centaur, half man/ half horse. As for how she responded, Rich told Jockline Daily "Throwned off, maybe even relieved because up to that point all of the questions were "Madonna, you're awesome...tell us why you're so great!". I think it was refreshing to her that something broke up the monotony." WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

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The Interview That Keeps On Giving; Jon Stewart Adds Latest Props To Gingrich Fantasy Questions [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily reported a couple of days ago (JD 2.1.12), ask the right questions and the viral universe will likely do the rest. This was the case in WFTL/Miami's Rich Steven's interview with presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich. Once past the typical political gaga, he tugged at the heart of what listeners wanted to know most: which superhero he wanted to be and who should play him in a movie. By now you know it was Superman and Brad Pitt respectively, but what you may not know is that this interview has now been picked up by NY DAILY NEWS, THE INSIDER /TV, ET, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, NBC, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, IMDB NEWS, FOX NEWS, MSNBC TV AND ONLINE FRONT PAGE, AOL FRONT PAGE, SHOW BIZ TODAY, POPWATCH, THE HUFFINGTON POST, POLITICO, TMZ, NY TIMES, LA TIMES, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and many other TV shows/stations, etc. Yesterday, Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" added to the hoopla with his own take on Newt's revelations. Rich Stevens told Jockline Daily he's actively seeking Mitt Romney's reply to these same questions. Stay tuned [WATCH VIDEO]

 

Dan Patrick Erects Mobile Man Cave At Victory Field Indianapolis

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– It's fair to say that radio is going all-out for this year's Superbowl, but it's going to be har to top DIRECTV. For the occasion, they created a Dan Patrick Show compound at Victory Field Indianapolis. This massive project is on the site of Saturday's DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl and includes Dan's Mobile Man Cave (pictured here) a Barn with a basketball hoop (hoping to lure Larry Bird over for a game of horse) a 30 yard field goal range and a go cart track simulating the Indy 500 all for this week's Dan Patrick Show live from Indianapolis. Pictured on the set (L-R) Sr. Vice President of DIRECTV Entertainment Chris Long, DP, NBC's Bob Costas.

 

KFBK Alumni Rush Limbaugh Rings UP Morning Show During 90th Birthday Celebration [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Quite a day yesterday at Clear Channel's NewsTalk 92.5 and AM 1530 KFBK/Sacramento as they celebrated 90 years of broadcasting to Sacramento. Among the attractions, they unveiled an online museum at kfbk.com. It includes special audio clips, photos and videos of KFBK's history. Joining in the festivities was none other that syndicated behemoth Rush Limbaugh who launched his dynasty there back in the 80's. He called into KFBK Morning News anchors Amy Lewis and Ed Crane live at 8am to reminisce and share even some of his favorite hot spots. Jeff Holden, Vice President and Market Manager of Clear Channel Sacramento said "The celebration today is recognition and confirmation that the commitment of the employees, past, present and future, is exactly what Sacramentans, at each point in time over the past 90 years, have so welcomingly accepted into their lives. I couldn't' be more proud to be part of such an illustrious and valuable asset to the region and a part of the team that is making history." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

Salem Names Phil Boyce VP/Director of Spoken Word

Salem Communications Corporation announced yesterday the appointment of Phil Boyce to the position of Vice President, Director of Spoken Word Format. In this new role, Phil will oversee the programming practices of all spoken word English formats. Phil will lead Salem's programming department as we improve the overall sound and effectiveness of our News Talk, Teaching and Talk, and Business formatted stations. Boyce joins Salem after three years as President of Programming at Talk Radio Network. Boyce is known for his 14-year stint as Program Director of WABC in New York. During his time there, Boyce was named Vice President of News Talk Programming for ABC Radio and later Citadel. He is widely credited with hiring Sean Hannity in New York and taking his show into national syndication for ABC in 2001. Later he hired Mark Levin at WABC and took him into national syndication in 2006.

 

Alliance For Woman In Media To Honor CBS' Charese Fruge With “Excellence in Radio Management” Award

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Sophie@103.7 KSCF San Diego has announced that The Alliance for Women in Media (formerly American Women in Radio & Television) Southern California Chapter will honor its Program Director, Charese Fruge, with the Excellence in Radio Management Award at the 55th Annual Genii Awards to take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. "“Every time I attend an event I leave feeling grateful for everything I have accomplished in the business. I network with amazing women and hope that we continue to inspire and nurture women on the rise in the industry. I am truly honored to be recognized as a Program Director by this organization. ” Fruge also handles programming duties at CBS sister station, MIX 94.1 Las Vegas and X107.5 Las Vegas.

 

TRN's Dr. Michio Looks At The Future Through The Eyes Of 300 Scientists

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Dr. Michio Kaku, host of Talk Radio Network Entertainment’s Science Fantastic, recent NY Times Bestseller, “Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life by 2100,” is now available in paperback. A coast to coast book tour has been scheduled starting with Albany, NY on February 21st, Louisville, KY on February 22nd, Berkeley, CA on February 23rd, and Seattle, WA on February 24th. Kaku's latest book “Physics of the Future: How Science will Change Daily Life by 2100” is based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs. “Physics of the Future” will take you on a ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution. Aside from his talk show, Dr. Michio also contributes content to many TV shows appearing on: Fox News Channel, The Colbert Report, CBS News, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Live Science, Nightline, Discovery Channels Sci-Trek: Mining on the Moon, and The History Channels' Deep Space Disasters.

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Ace & TJ Pick Up Star 92.1 Myrtle Beach, SC; JR Ammons Rises To Op's Mgr At Entercom Indianapolis

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Ace & TJ Pick Up Star 92.1 Myrtle Beach, SC, morning host Chuck Boozer exits; ---------WZPL-FM/Indianapolis PD J.R. Ammons rises to Op's Manager, putting MY107.9 and News/Talk WXNT-AM (1430) under his wing. --------- KUUL-FM/Davenport, IA morning hosts Mark Manuel and Steve Ketelaar cross to sister Talk WOC-AM/Davenport and WMT-AM and KWMG-FM/Cedar Rapids for mornings. They follow Dan Kennedy who remains as PD and anchor morning news on WOC --------- Michael Bryan has been named Clear Channel/Nashville Op's Manager. He follows Rich Davis who recently joined KDWB/Minneapolis as PD.

 

Radio Remembers Don Cornelius

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– On today's nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Show (shown left in circa 80's photo), he'll pay special tribute to his longtime friend and former Chicago radio colleague, Don Cornelius, whom we were saddened to learn yesterday took his own life at his home in Los Angeles. Corneilius, who once worked as an insurance salesman in Chicago, spent $400 on a broadcasting course and landed a part-time job in 1966 at WVON. Later, he moonlighted on WCIU-TV and began hosting "A Black's View of the News." It was there he first pitched a black music show and launched "Soul Train." Today Joyner will share his memories along with many other planned guests including Soul Train's first guest’ Gladys Knight, Writer Kenny Gamble, Cedric the Entertainer, Shalamar's Howard Hewitt and more. Both Don and Tom got to know each other while working in Chicago radio. Along with Joyner, others paid tribute as well. WRKS (98.7 FM) saluted Cornelius yesterday at noon with a music and a listener call-in segment. WBLS/New York PD Skip Dillard weighed in as well. He told The New York's Daily News "the extraordinary thing about Cornelius was that “He saw a need and served it. He had no investment or powerful network behind him, but he created a brand that grew far beyond the African-American base he sought. Few black artists over 40 don’t have Don Cornelius to thank.” Photo: Joyner

 

This Sunday's New York Times To Profile KFI's Insalaco's Journey With Filmaker Wood

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– The 1994 film, “Ed Wood,” staring Johnny Depp would seem to have dramatized nearly everything the world needs to know about that famous filmmaker. At the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, last week KFI Executive Producer of the Tim Conway program, Jason Insalaco, debuted the only known existing complete print of a 22-minute television pilot by Edward D. Wood. The odd, minimalist pilot, "Final Curtain" was written, produced and directed by Wood in 1957. Wood wrote script for Bela Lugosi. Hollywood legend has it that Lugosi died while reading the script. Insalaco's great uncle, Paul Marco, was Kelton the Cop in Plan 9 From Outer Space and reprised the role in other Wood films. Marco regaled Jason about this lost Wood treasure until Marco's death in 2006. This Sunday's New York Times chronicles Jason's personal journey to find and restore this lost film. Jason tells Jockline Daily: "It feels good to bring "Final Curtain" a receptive audience that it deserves after lingering in obscurity for the last 55 years. The incredibly strange and infectious world of Ed Wood and his films sucked me in, and I can't get out." Read NY Times article here. Photo: Insalaco

 

BIT ALERT: Adam Lambert Shows Off His Drawing Skills With Big FM

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– You are going to so steal this idea. As Jockline Daily has proven time and time again, there are no boundaries to cool bits. We came across this one yesterday in Germany. While out promoting his new album in Europe, Adam Lambert dropped by Big FM/104.6 RTL (if you can read German, click here) in Kurfürstendamm (click here for pronunciation). But rather than the usual "tell us about your album gaga," they eventually asked if would draw a self-portrait of himself. He took them up on it and proving that great morning minds think alike, they ended up tweeting a photo of him holding up his drawing (inset) with a link to their Facebook page. Later, they offered listeners a chance to earn his self-portrait. On February 6, they will decide who has the best comment to win the drawing. Listeners were asked "Do you think you deserve to hang Adam's self-portrait on your wall? If so, go over to the bigFM website and post your comment." Now be honest. What a totally cool idea: Celebrity self portraits. Send your intern to the art shop now.

 

Snooki Clears Up Preggers Rumor With Opie & Anthony [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– If you've been following the gossip sites lately, you probably heard the roaring buzz that Jersey Shore's Snooki was pregnant by her new boyfriend Jionni LaValle and life on this planet might never be the same again. Yesterday, her and co-host JWow took to the SiriusXM Satellite studio's of Opie and Anthony where the diminutive actress flatly denied the rumor, as first mentioned on Radar Online. "Why would they say I'm pregnant if I look like this (pulling her tight jacket over her revealing top)? JWow weighed-in "I thought I was pregnant this month." This aside, Snooki seemed more concerned that people think she was fat. O&A gave her ever assurance of how good she looked. The thought of people thinking she was fat reminded her of the bullying she experienced growing up. "In high school, I went through so much about being bullied.” And if the preggers rumor wasn't enough, another gossip site alleged that producers offered $500K to any star who became pregnant. We know you can't wait: Watch Interview Here

 

Jay Mohr Speads His Talent To Podcasting

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– While performing his stand-up act at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, Jay Mohr,the popular comedian and TV Host sat down with The Press of Atlantic City's Robert DiGiacomo and talked about his venture into podcasts. Like his colleague, Adam Carolla, the show is uncensored and features chats with various celebs' such as Jeff Garlin of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and more. He says he's already seeing a real world difference from his new media foray. "For me, it's a much longer vision of the rooms being fuller - and the rooms being larger - when I go out on the road," he says. "Definitely, I can tell already. DiGiacomo asked about the appeal of the podcast. Mohr said "It's fun as hell to get to sit around and talk to comedians about comedy. It's definitely going to replace radio. You can choose exactly what you're going to listen to, and there are so many different podcasts. No matter what your interests, there's hours of people talking about it with no commercials, or if there are commercials, they're quick."

 

Sirius XM Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With The Bruce Springsteen Concert

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– Sirius XM Radio will celebrate 10 years of Satellite Radio with a special Bruce Springsteen concert event on March 9th, 2012. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater for the very first time at a special concert event — exclusively for Sirius XM Radio. The company also announced in celebration of Satellite Radio’s tenth anniversary, and on behalf of its employees and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the company will make a contribution to WhyHunger, the non-profit organization founded in 1975 by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin and current executive director Bill Ayres, which fight’s hunger and poverty around the world. Sirius XM Radio’s continuing support of WhyHunger is part of its “Sound of Change” initiative. The concert comes on the heels of Springsteen’s highly anticipated, new album Wrecking Ball. Sirius XM will broadcast this exclusive concert live on Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio (Sirius and XM channel 20).

 

Cee Lo Green Added To Superbowl Line-Up

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– As we ponder whether they'll be enough time for the game between The Giants and Patriots, looks like yet another "name" has been added to line-up: Atlanta's Cee Lo Green. According AJC's Rodney Ho, the singer turned judge on NBC’s “The Voice.” is set to be on the biggest platform of all: the Super Bowl half-time show. Admitting it's not official, Ho does say that multiple outlets are saying he'll join Madonna on stage. Not by accident, NBC is airing the second season debut of “The Voice” right after the Super Bowl so Cee Lo will make an encore with his cohorts Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera. All State has since acknowledges Green’s pending appearance on the half-time show. They'll sponsor a live online concert with Cee Lo at 8 p.m. on Saturday before the Super Bowl.

 

Top News From The UK: Absolute Billboards To Feature Song Info

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– Absolute Radio is to put ‘now playing’ track information on billboard adverts as part of a relaunch of its ‘Faces For Radio’ marketing campaign. The station has worked with outdoor advertising firms JCDecaux and Clear Channel to take a live RSS feed from the studios and put it on the roadside. The updated Faces for Radio campaign is being put on ad hoardings across London and the parts of the South East from this week, with the digital ones going live from 13 February. As well as a homepage takeover at absoluteradio.co.uk, the ‘now playing’ feed is being used on web banner adverts which will run across third party sites with the Faces for Radio creative.

Let’s Dance For Scott, Tony and Diddy - Radio 1′s Scott Mills, Radio 2′s Tony Blackburn and radio legend David Hamilton are taking part in this year’s Let’s Dance for Sport Relief on BBC television. The show sees celebrities teaming up to recreate famous dance routines and help raise money for the BBC’s charity appeal. Pick of the Pops presenter Tony Blackburn is paired with his old friend ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton – famous from shows on Radio 1, Radio 2, Capital Gold, Classic Gold and Saga Radio. Scott Mills is teamed with singer Olly Murs, who has also tried his hand at being a radio presenter. The show returns to BBC One television in prime time for its fourth series on 18 February and runs for five weeks until a grand final on 17 March featuring the winners of each of the previous shows.

PENK IS A TWIT - If you follow The Revolution’s Steve Penk on Twitter then you'll have noticed the former TV Nightmares presenter (he was on Piccadilly, Capital and Virgin Radio too) has been ruffling a few feathers over the last month. After having a go at Capital's Greg Burns last year, 2012 has started with a bang on Steve's Twitter feed. First it was a call to close down all community radio stations. Then he had a go at GMG's programming decisions and now he's claiming popular North West duo Ditchy and Salty will be joining his station The Revolution in Oldham when their contracts at Real Radio end later this year. Then he went on to suggest his Revolution station would be extending to the South of England later this year.

 

94/WIP-FM Wing Bowl 20 Gets Underway Tonight In Philly

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2012 –– Sport's Radio 94/WIP Philadelphia Wing Bowl 2012 kicks off tonight at Chickies & Pete's where they'll hold an official weigh-in. All 26 eaters are scheduled to appear to record their official “eating” weight and record their age, height, and hometown. Members from each eater’s entourage plus dozens of the infamous Wingettes will be on hand to cheer on their favorite eaters to victory. WIP’s Wing Bowl 20 is sponsored by Steven Singer Jewelers and will take place this Friday February 3 starting at 6 AM. The competition heats up for Wing Bowl 20 with the world’s greatest eater Takeru Kobayashi, 5 time champion Bill “El Wingador” Simmons and recent 3 time champion Jonathan “Super Squibb”. Tickets are sold out to the event, as it continues to be one of the world’s largest wing eating competitions. An impressive list of prizes awaits Wing Bowl contestants and participants. There's $20,000 cash prize, a Wing Bowl Champion ring and a gold medal from Steven Singer Jewelers, a 2012 Chevy Camaro from Frederick’s Chevy on the Boulevard. A new Harley Davidson 883 Sportster Motorcycle from Barb’s Harley Davidson, Earrings and necklaces from Steven Singer Jewelers, A day of beauty from Joseph Anthony Retreat Salon and Spa and all inclusive Apple Vacations to the brand new Iberostar Cancun. BTW, It's Philly. Check out the odds here Kobayashi and Squibb are big fav's.

 

Fear Factor 'Taste Test' Duo Draws Warning From NBC Following Radio Interview [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– This story is getting harder and harder to swallow. First, twin contestants Claire and Brynne Odioso (shown) finished off a drink donkey semen episode of "Fear Factor," chased it down with urine; had the segment pulled; went on a Tampa radio show and catch heat for it. Having given interview yesterday on 102.5 The Bone's “Cowhead Show," TMZ reported that A few hours later the twins were reminded by show representative that they had signed confidentiality agreements. The staffer warned them to stop talking to the media or else face legal reprisal. As for the show (CAUTION: THIS PART GETS GRAPHIC) they described the juice as "Extremely bitter going down ... with hints of hay" -- and she vomited several times before successfully drinking the entire glass.." They also assured everyone that no animals were harmed in the piece and that animal semen is consumed in parts of the world like Australia and New Zealand.” LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

Letterman Celebrates His 30th Anniversary Tonight; Inspired Jocks With 'Realness'

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– Ask those in radio who remember David Letterman's ascent into late night TV and they'll likely tell you aside from bringing more laughs to late night, he also inspired more "realness" to personality shows. Back then, 'Big Pipes" and wacky deejays ruled the airwaves. But as Letterman cracked the mic each night, his natural delivery and easy going style was infectious. Not only to his viewers, but to personalities who TAPED and styled their shows after his. His "Top Ten List" and "Stupid Dog Tricks" were added fodder to how shows, coast to coast, would begin shaping not only their shows, but deliveries as well. Tonight Letterman airs his 30th anniversary special on CBS. There to join him, who else, one of his favorite guests, Howard Stern, plus Bill Murray, who has been the guest for previous landmark events, like Mr. Letterman’s first shows on NBC and CBS. Until now, only his mentor Johnny Carson had a run of 30 years or more. Our congratulations to him for this feat. Our thanks for his impact on radio.

 

Superbowl Media Day; Artie Lange Draws Laugh From Belichick

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– As best we can tell, there are a ton of radio shows headed to this week's Superbowl in Indianapolis. According to WTHR's blog, for a sports fan or career journalist, it was beyond cool to “people watch” as personalities from ESPN, NFL network, broadcast networks, top-flight newspapers and everywhere in between zipped by, making their way from station to station, player to player was almost dizzying."There's even a Facebook Media Page set up to see all the pics. Each team's coach was there for a special session and, like the event itself, some of the questioners lived up to the occasion. One included a caped reporter from Nickelodeon asked players about their favorite superhero. Another convinced Giants safety Antrel Rolle to belt out a chorus of Madonna’s “Material Girl.” Oh yeah, there in the crowd were none other than DirecTV's Nick DiPaolo and Artie Lange. Leave it to Lange to be the one who got Coach Belichick to laugh (according to our notes, his first time ever). Lange brought up an alleged Twitter user who asked aboutt the intricacies of basketball’s zone defense. “I’m not a basketball guy. I’m a football guy,” Belichick replied, smiling before turning to more pressing questions.

 

Bay Area Station Gives Listener A Chance To Win One Year Gig

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– 95.7 The GAME, The Bay Area’s only FM sports station announced their Lucky Break competition. Here, Bay Area fans get the chance to get paid to talk sports with a one year contract on the station. Lucky Break will be hosted by Brodie Brazil, 95.7 The GAME’s Sharks Insider and Host/Reporter from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Contestants will be coached by 95.7 The GAME’s Dan Dibley from The Rise Guys and Brandon Tierney from The Drive. Judges include 95.7 The GAME Program Director Jason Barrett, John Lund (Host of The Wheelhouse), and celebrity athletes from local Bay Area sports teams. Once the (16) semi-finalists are announced, they will compete head-to-head live on the radio, beginning Wednesday, March 8th from 7:00-9:00pm at Pete’s Tavern in San Francisco and continuing every Wednesday through the Lucky Break Finale show on Wednesday, April 4th. Every week, the judges will put contestants up for elimination and since 95.7 The GAME is the sports station for the fans, Bay Area fans will have the opportunity to save their favorite contestant from elimination each week.

 

Breast Year Ever Contest Winners Announced On The Loop Amid Some Complaints

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– Okay, they're not the first radio station to offer up a new pair of breasts as a contest grand prize. That would go to AMP/Calgary who held it's highly debated "Breast Summer Ever" contest. The winner, as reported here exclusively in Jockline Daily, was won by transgender woman Avery Mitchell, but not before the station received major flak for what some called sexism. classic-rock radio station in Chicago is busting a controversial move. Last Sunday, the Loop announced it's winners which gave away a breast implant worth $7,000. Participants had the option of sending in a picture of their real breasts or under a t-shirt along with an essay on why they wanted the surgery. Like the AMP, some of the entrants did so following breast cancer. One, a bank teller, gave her husband her kidney three years ago. Now he wanted to give her the breasts she had always wanted. The station ended up with TWO winners. We asked morning host, Pete McMurray, if they got many complaints. He told us "Of course. People complain to complain. We expected that. We gave away Boobs! But there were big prizes, too. 5-10K. That's a great prize."


 

Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe On Women In Black, Potter Porn And More With Elvis Duran [WATCH VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– This week Elvis Duran and the Morning Show welcomed Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe to the show. There to promote his new film, The Woman in Black, opening this weekend, the morning crew got their special guest talking about everything from his career, his foul mouth, and a perfume line, to Harry Potter porn, dating, and fame. Elvis asked, “It has been reported that one of your biggest fears in life is that people will always think of you as the Harry Potter character. Tell us about that.” Radcliffe responded, “I don’t think I’ve got a body of work yet. I’m just starting out…it’s not a huge fear that I’m thinking about all the time…while I’m excited to be moving on to other things, I don’t live in constant fear.” Co-host Carolina Bermudez was on fire today, first telling Radcliffe, “I will not go see your movie…because I’m the biggest chicken on the planet,” and later asking him if he’d seen any of the Harry Potter porn like “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Bone.” Radcliffe said he hadn’t. WATCH VIDEO

 

Newt Gingrich Fantasizes With Rich Stevens [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– Interview Tip: Ask same questions as everyone else, it MAY make it to your website. Ask people which super hero they'd like to be, or who should play them a biopic and it could end up on TMZ and more. This is what happened yesterday on WFTL/Miami's Rich Stevens show where presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich, phoned in to share his thoughts on healthcare, unemployment and how Republicans can take back the White House. But it was late into the interview where things got interesting. Stevens asked who the portly politician would like to see play him in a movie. Gingrich was quick to say, Brad Pitt. Hey, why not. And I'm sure you can see the resemblance above. As for super hero, that would be Superman. Now some dozen or so gossip sites later, Stevens is now taking calls from listeners recommending he moderate the next debate. Pitt Photo Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

TMZ Radio Notches 75th Affiliate

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– Premiere Networks announced that TMZ Radio has reached the 75th affiliate milestone with the recent addition of Fresh 100.3/WNIC-FM in Detroit, Mich. The national weekday vignette, which launched in June 2011, already reaches more than one million weekly listeners (Source: Arbitron, SP’11, Exact Times, Weekly Reach, Persons 12+), and is one of the fastest-growing syndicated radio programs in history. TMZ Radio’s affiliate roster includes the following top markets/stations: New York/WKTU-FM, Los Angeles/KBIG-FM, Chicago/WKSC-FM, Philadelphia/WISX-FM, Boston/WJMN-FM, Atlanta/WWVA-FM and WWLG-FM, Houston/KTBZ-FM, Detroit/WDTW-FM, Phoenix/KESZ-FM and Tampa/WMTX-FM. Hosted by TMZ founder and executive producer Harvey Levin. “It is gratifying that I spent three years in law school so I could end up talking about movie stars over-dosing on whip-its on Premiere Networks. It leaves me speechless.”

 

Dial Global Assembles All-Pro Line-Up For Super Bowl XLVI

THE MOUTH, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2012 –– Dial Global, the exclusive network radio home of Westwood One Sports and the National Football League (NFL), has assembled an all-pro broadcast team for Super Bowl XLVI featuring: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone, James Lofton, Jim Gray and Scott Graham. Super Bowl XLVI airs live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, February 5, 2012 as the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots.  Super Bowl XLVI will be heard on over 650 radio stations across America, on SiriusXM, on Verizon mobile devices and online audiopass.nfl.com. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET, the Monday Night Football broadcast team of Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason will call their second Super Bowl together. Hall of Fame Packers receiver James Lofton will patrol the Patriot’s sidelines and former Steelers quarterback Mark Malone will report from the Giants’ sidelines. Jim Gray hosts the pregame and halftime shows, as well as provides interviews and insight from athletes and celebrities in attendance, and Scott Graham kicks off the coverage hosting Super Bowl Preview at 3:00 p.m. ET, followed by Super Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will contribute to the pregame coverage and CBS Sports Lead Analyst and former Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms will once again contribute to the halftime coverage. Super Bowl XLVI will also be heard on American Forces Radio Network. Photo: NFL

 

Story of Daily Bates To Air On PBS With An Assist From Radio's Valerie Gellar

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock tells the story of a seven-year journey by La Cruise to unravel the life of a forgotten civil rights activist named Daisy Bates. Bates was fearless in her quest for justice, stepping into the spotlight to bring national attention to issues. Unconventional and egotistical, she became a household name in 1957 when she fought for the right of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bates achieved instant fame as the drama played out around the world. But that fame had a price for her attempts to remain relevant. Talent consultant/specialist, author and speaker, Valerie Geller told Jockline Daily, "One of the joys of consulting work is the opportunity to help other people achieve their dreams. i'm honored to have had the chance to work with documentary producer Sharon La Cruise on her film "Daisy Bates - First Lady of Little Rock" airing nationally on PBS-TV stations tomorrow night (Independent Lens Documentary Series ) but on Feb. 5th in NYC - WATCH VIDEO

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Garret Lewis Named PD of KNST Tucson

Clear Channel Radio Tucson has named Garret Lewis, PD of NewsTalk KNST on 790 AM and 97.1FM. Lewis is no stranger to the station though…he’s been serving as its “voice” as host of The Morning Ritual with Garret Lewis since February 2010. Along with his new appointment Lewis has also signed a two year contract extension to continue to host mornings.

 

Clear Channel Puts Their Money In Seacrest Company

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today its acquisition of a minority stake in Ryan Seacrest’s television and film production company. In the process, Seacrest also will work with CCME's private equity firms Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital. Both firms are said to have committed as much as $300 million to the initiative, which could focus on music publishers, technology makers or other companies. Seacrest said by phone that the Clear Channel investment was an “efficient route for future growth” and said he would tap into the company’s marketing assets, including its many radio stations and Web sites. CCME's Bob Pittman called the collaboration a chance “to share in some of the success we think he’s going to have, and to enable some of it.” In the meantime, Seacrest is still dealing with his renewal on American Idol which expires this Spring. With a reported salary of $45 million from his host duties, The Hollywood Reporter suggested earlier this month he might have to take salary cut to remain. Of course there's always plan 'B' which would be a show on NBC who have aggressively pursued his presence on 'Today Show' after Matt Lauer's exit.

 

Ex-Factors: Scherzinger & Jones Not Returning To U.S. X-Factor; Abdul?

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– It was bloody Monday for the cast of Simon Cowell's U.S. X-Factor. First came news of Host Steve Jones and Judge Nicole Scherzinger's exit. Then, Deadline Hollywood reported that a source also says Cowell's longtime friend and American Idol colleague Paula Abdul won’t be returning as well. The report also suggests that the trio didn't leave on their own accord. Last night Fox confirmed the departures of both Scherzinger and Jones with Jones tweeting: 'I won't be hosting next seasons XFactor which is a shame but I can't complain as I've had a great time. Good luck to everyone on the show." As you may recall, Cowell had predicted an audience of 20 million, but actuality drew a modest 12.4 million. Some have suggested the changes were linked to the controversy following the elimination of Rachel Crow. However, ratings was likely the culprit. What will be interesting is to see who Cowell picks as his host. As Jockline Daily hinted last December, Jones, although denied by his manager, appearing on shaky ground having never quite matched up to his AI counterpart, Ryan Seacrest. Could another LA Radio host be in the mix? Keep it here on Jockline Daily for updates.

 

Bill O'Reilly's Radio Talking Points Added To Courtside Entertainment Group Roster; Compass Media To Rep' Sales

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– Courtside Entertainment Group has announced that Bill O’Reilly’s Radio Talking Points will join the company’s’ roster effective March 1, 2012. Courtside is Westwood One Founder and Chairman Norm Pattiz’s latest media venture. “After our hugely successful association with Bill last November with his national Radio Town Hall Election special, we decided to join forces on Talking Points. We’re delighted to continue working with Bill and the hundreds of stations that currently carry his commentary. There’s only one Bill O’Reilly and he’s exactly the kind of superstar personality we want here at Courtside. We will of course continue to provide stations with Bill O’Reilly specials over the course of the year” says Pattiz. It's also been announced that Compass Media Marketing will manage national sales and distribution for Courtside Entertainment. “It’s great to be reunited with Peter Kosann and Paul Gregrey. We worked together at Westwood One and I’ve known them for years” says Pattiz. “There’s no doubt that Courtside will receive outstanding sales representation and services from Compass.”

 

Elton John Has Advice For Madonna's Super Bowl Appearance "Make Sure You Lip-Synch Good" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31SRT, 2012 –– Are you kiddin' me? They lip-synch those huge performances during the Super Bowl? Now, Sir Elton John, who'll appear in Pepsi ads during this year's event has some sage advice for the queen of pop. Interviewed yesterday by Good Morning America's Chris Connely he was asked what advice he'd give Madonna about performing before such a large event. He said "Make sure you lip-synch good. I've never seen a decent one. Never ever. You have to play live, but I don't think you can. In all fairness to everyone who's done one before, you may be able to sing live, but it's really hard to play live. Actually, to be honest with you I saw the Stones and I saw Prince and I thought they were pretty good." Madonna is set to appear at the Superbowl on Sunday (February 5) [WATCH VIDEO]

 

Paul & Young Ron Play Matchmaker To Bruce Springsteen

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– Florida's syndicated Paul and Young Ron Morning Show were visiting with Little Steven of the E-Street Band, trying to figure out why they were not in Miami on the upcoming tour. Little Steven mentioned they were not sure what to do about the the devastating loss of Clarence Clemons and his amazing Sax playing. Paul Castronovo mentioned that Alto Reed from the Bob Seger Band was amazing and could help if they went in that direction. That is when Alto called into the show. Paul and Young Ron introduced them and they talked about their love of Clarence, rock and roll...and the thought of having Alto play on some of the shows. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

SURPRISE: Mom Kris And Brother Rob Join Sister Khloe Kardashian On Premiere Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– "Mix Up With Khloe Kardashian Odom" kicked off her premiere show on Mix 102.9 Dallas yesterday and to the surprise of NO ONE she was joined by family matriarch, Kris Jenner and brother Rob. She even got a national TV shout out from Wendy Williams. Adding to yesteday's star power was 'Housewive's' Kyle Richards who, if you haven't heard, is out pitching her new book. KYLE: Khloe!!!! Hiiiii, how are you gorgeous. KHLOE: "How are you doll? I have a surprise visitor... MOM KRIS: Hiiiii Kyle, It's Kris (glued to my daughter like a tattoo) Jenners." Wow, who could have predicted that: (see Jockline - January 25th, 2012). WATCH & LISTEN HERE

 

OUCH: Things Get Heated As Former Show Calls Into Stroke & Shortbus Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– In a strange turn of events, the syndicated Lex and Terry show returned to their former home in Panama, 97x by way of a call into The Stroke and ShortBus radio show who took over reigns of the show earlier this month. This came after Stroke (Mastro), who also serves as PD, began chatting about their ratings. Lex and Terry phoned into the show while live on their own national morning show; 97x returned the favor and put them on live as well. Following the exchange of few verbal jabs, Lex and Terry claimed that they were coming back to Panama City on a different station. After L&T had hung up, S&S issued an open challenge to fight Lex and Terry in an octagon. While inviting a former show on the air isn't too common, S&S seemed pleased with getting air time on a national show. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

WHAT A GAS: Radio Crew Absorbs Eight Pound Sandwich In 38 Minutes [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– So what's for lunch? How about an eight pound sandwich consisting of beef, salami, ham, turkey, peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese...all wrapped in thick sourdough.? That's what three Midwest Family Broadcasting employees ate on Monday as part of Passero's Pizza Man vs Meat Challenge. Jellybean McDonough, Bigfoot, and John Jay (shown center with Passero owner in black) out-ate the Doughboys team to win free pizza once a month for three months. Passero's owner Mario Abbott told WSJM that he came up with the massive Quello Grande in response to the competitive eating craze. Customers were offered a chance to top eating the massive sandwich in exchange for free pizza each month for a year. It took three of our guys to polish one off in 38 minutes, and they were barely standing by the time their plate had been cleaned. Just ask WIRX's Bigfoot what he thought: LISTEN TO AUDIO (AND INDIGESTION) HERE

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Jim Rome Returns To 750 The Game/Portland; Medina Joins KKIQ/KKDV San Francisco

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 31ST, 2012 –– Alpha Broadcasting has announced that Jim Rome has returned to 750AM The Game (KXTG-AM). His nationally syndicated program, “The Jim Rome Show” a.k.a. The Jungle, will now broadcast live 9:00 AM to Noon weekdays (Monday- Friday) on 750 AM The Game (KXTG). Alpha Broadcasting Director of Programming Scott Mahalick said, “Rome’s national perspective is a complement to our strong, local line-up.” --- Elvis Medina joins Hot AC KKIQ-FM and AC KKDV-FM San Francisco to co-host mornings with Heather Quarterman. Previously, he did wakeups for Wild 94.9.

 

 

U2 MANAGER: Would Rather Jocks Break His Records Than Spotify

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– As the debate continues over whether platforms like Pandora or Spotify is the same as radio, at least one executive isn't convinced Spotify is where he wold want to debut his records. According to Digital Music News, U2's Manager, Paul McGuinness says while he sees the Spotify model as part of the future of music, he criticizes confidentiality agreements between the service and labels as failing to show exactly what the benefits to musicians might be.
He adds: “Spotify has yet to become popular with artists because artists don’t see the financial benefit of working with Spotify.” In the meantime, McGuinness say later "If we have to choose where to put records on their debut we’re unlikely to give it to Spotify. I’d rather give it to a DJ on a great station.”

 

Falen Fills The Slot For Dave Ryan Show

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– After more than three months of searching, the award winning Dave Ryan in the Morning Show has found a new co-host. First tipping Jockline Daily last week, Ryan told us "We looked at literally dozens of people from all backgrounds, not just radio ... We knew we had to find someone special to fit in with our morning show. We met so many wonderful and talented people, but when we found Falen, we knew that being so picky had paid off." Falen" is 27-year-old Falen Bonsett from Wild 102.9 in Reno, Nevada. "I nearly crapped my pants when I found out I'd be working with a legendary host at a legendary station like KDWB", says Falen. We asked her how she got the job and she told us "When I saw the opening, I stalked him until he gave me the job."

 

Eddie Fingers Returns To "The Big One," 700 WLW; To Co-Host With Tracy Jones

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– First, the good news. After exiting WLW over a year ago, the highly popular Eddie Fingers is now returning to afternoons where he'll join Tracy Jones as co-host. Fingers had left 700 WLW back in October of 2010 and Scott Sloan began co-hosting afternoons. With Finger's addition, Sloan moves to middays from 9 - Noon. For more than 20 years, Fingers co-hosted The Dawn Patrol morning show on WEBN. He joined WLW in 2009. And how does it feel for Fingers to come back to station he was cut from? He told Jockline Daily: "Despite what happened 16 months ago, a lot of water has gone over the dam, so i can honestly come back with no hard feelings and a fresh clean slate...i'm absolutely fired up to get back at it!" Lost in all the changes at WLW is Doc Thompson who joined the station in 2010 for nights, then moved to mornings to follow Fingers after he left. He also hosts afternoons on WRVA-AM in Richmond, Va. Look for more news on this shortly.

 

The Morning Stiffy's Jimbo And 4orty Take A Dive For The Show [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– Jimbo & 4orty (shown) of the 96.7 KCAL/Redlands "Morning Stiffy" with Stu, Tiffany and Jimbo had to be thinking "I volunteered for what?" Especially as they stood on top of the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas at 865 feet high with a little help from our friends at Sky Jump. The Morning Stiffy wanted to pass along to our readers that You HAVE to do this on your next Vegas trip. http://skyjumplasvegas.com/ As you'll see, it makes for great on-air audio, web video and perhaps will give you an excuse to hit your boss up for a trip to 'Vegas. WATCH VIDEO

 

 

BUSTED: Bow Wow Hints At Past Kim K Fling On Power 105.1 [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– Each day across the universe, celebrities join radio shows in mass to promote their latest films, tv shows, albums, books, etc. But when they leak rumors that go viral; thus, get the radio show's name broadcast along with, it's referred to as 'radio gold.' This was the case last Friday as rapper Bow Wow joined DJ Envy Angela Yee Charlamagne Tha god in the studio at Power 105.1. As they approached the subject of all the famous people he had been linked to romantically, none raised his eyebrows more than the mention of fame-phenom, Kim Kardashian. No sooner had Envy popped the question, before Bow Wow's eyes turned moon-sized. "Yo, I just want to know one thing though. Where did you hear 'that' one from? I just want to know where you heard that one from," he asked. Listen to his answer and tell us if you think he answered the question. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

 

NEWTERED? Jackie Mason Says Race Over For Gingrich; Romney Is The Guy [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– Venerable Comedian Jackie Mason is appearing in Miami (home of this year's 26th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp) at The Kravis Center in Palm Beach. While there he's making the grounds promoting his show and found time to join WFTL's Rich Stevens for a chat. Getting past topics such as the true definition of 'schmuck,' the infamous finger pointing incident between Governor Jan Brewer and President Obama (and for those old enough to remember, his own finger incident with TV's Ed Sullivan), the subject soon turned to the presidential race. Mason, who's quite outspoken politically, says "The race is over! Mitt Romney is the guy." From there he goes on to slam Gingrich. "He's like a fungus," he says of Gingrich. And while he did discuss the infamous finger pointing incident with Sullivan, he denied the story of Frank Sinatra and the the bullets flying among other things. Oy! LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

Aguilera Sings 'At Last' During Etta James Funeral [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– Last week Jockline Daily featured AI's Kelly Clarkson's tribute to the passing of jazz great Etta James with the moving rendition of "I'd rather go blind' during a concert. Yesterday at a packed church in Gardena, CA, James passing was celebrated along with numerous stars including Stevie Wonder. Christina Aguilera also joined to pay her respect as well as perform. Following an introduction from the Rev. Al Sharpton, Aguilera spoke of her long time admiration for James saying “There’s a line in this song that says ‘I found a dream that I could speak to ... and for me that dream, all my life, has been Etta James.” With just a mic and minimal accompanyment, she gave a rousing performance of James classic "At Last." She closed her performance by saying “Thank you Etta James for the inspiration–I love you.” LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Candy & Potter Head To Madison; David B. Goode Lands At US 93.3 Ft. Wayne

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 30TH, 2012 –– Q106/Madison welcome former KMPS/Seattle morning hosts Candy & Potter to mornings. They follow Jason & Nicole who exited earlier this month. --------------- US 93.3/Fort Wayne, IN, adds David B. Goode for mornings. He formerly handled mornings at Sunny Country 101.9/Traverse City, MI

 

 

OV_ _ BLO_ N: Pat Sajak Now Says Drunk Comment Was Exaggerated [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 27TH, 2012 –– Pat Sajak, longtime host of 'Wheel of Fortune', is known for his quick wit and, as a former radio personality, kind of hates to see all the publcity he's been getting lately go away. This, of course, from his comments on a recent appearance on ESPN2 (see video link below) where he admitted, back in the day, chasing a few margaritas between tapings of WOF with letter-flipper, Vanna Whilte. "Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet ... I had a great time. I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK," said Sajak. But now he tells ABC News Radio he may have exaggerated a bit. "To be honest, and I hate to put an end to this drinking thing because we've gotten a lot of mileage out of it, but it was probably a half a dozen times we went across the street and had a margarita ... But when you're telling a story on the air, you want to make it sound more exciting than it was. In truth, you really can't do television if you're stumbling all over the place." Of course, the story as been all over Facebook and Twitter, with our favorite tweet coming from fellow host of DWTS' Tom_Bergeron who tweeted: "Pat Sajak cops to being behind the Wheel (of Fortune) while intoxicated. So what? For 6 years I hosted Hollywood Squares with no pants." Yikes! Photo: ESPN2 Screen Grab WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

93.7 The Bus' Ricciardi Wants Street Renamed After Paterno

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 27TH, 2012 –– No matter what your opinion is of the late coach Joe Paterno, one thing's for certain: He remains a hero to many in State College, PA and beyond. Now, 93.7 The Bus Program Director Tony Ricciardi (shown) wants to make sure he remains a daily memory for commuters by renaming Park Ave. to Paterno Way. In his petition he says: "We at 93.7 The Bus want to honor the life of Joe Paterno. Rather than rename the stadium or force his name onto an existing structure already named after someone, we feel we can honor the Coach in a different manner. We would like to change the name of Park Avenue to Paterno Way. The existing Park Avenue runs along the Nittany Lion Inn, the soon-to-be completed Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center, dormitories, it intersects with McKee Street where the Paternos lived, many students walk along the road to and from class, Schreyer House (where the University President traditionally lives), the Mount Nittany Medical Center, and of course, it runs along Beaver Stadium. The best way to honor Joe Paterno... is The Paterno Way. Photo: 93.7 The Bus SEE PETITION HERE

 

 

Will.i.am: LMFAO To Join Madonna At Super Bowl 2012 [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 27TH, 2012 –– Appearing yesterday on Capital FM London with Kevin Hughes, Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am confirmed that LMFAO will perform with Madonna during Half-Time Show at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. The duo, who are rep'd by Will.i.am Music Group, had long been rumored as one of the surprise guests at the event on 5th February. This, of course, follow's Peas' performance during halftime. "I'm going to the Super Bowl this year to see my group LMFAO perform with Madonna," he said. Other rumored guests include Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

The Finger Heard Round The World: KFYI's Broomhead Scoops Interview With Governor Following Testy Exchange With President Obama [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 27TH, 2012 –– Add Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona to people you don't want to mess with. Yesterday President Barack Obama stepped off Air Force One for a visit, there to meet him was the Governor who handed him a note (see doc. at link). But after a few seconds of chatting, the President brought up her book "Scorpions fro Breakfast" and he apparently wasn't too pleased with some of her comments. This was following by the well-publicize footage of her getting in face with a finger, then while she still speaking, he appeared to walk away. KFYI/Phoenix' Mike Broomhead spoke to her shortly afterward and she told him "I wanted to talk to him about the great Arizona turnaround." She then said he brought up her book and didn't think she was too cordial torwards him. She described him as being a bit tense and thin-skinned. Photo ABC Frame Grab LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

Premiere's Ronnie Wood Show Set To Air In The U.S.

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 27TH, 2012 –– Premiere Networks has announced it will provide radio distribution and exclusive ad sales representation for The Ronnie Wood Show in North America. Launching January 29 on Q104.3/WAXQ-FM in New York, the one-hour, U.K.-based radio program is available to rock music stations on weekends from 6 a.m. to midnight. Produced by Somethin’ Else, the critically-acclaimed radio show features Ronnie Wood -- who is best known as a member of The Birds, The Jeff Beck Group, The Faces and The Rolling Stones. The Ronnie Wood Show currently airs on Absolute Radio in the U.K. Since its debut, the program has achieved tremendous success and received numerous accolades, including London’s 2011 Arqiva Commercial Radio Award for “Best Newcomer” and “Specialist Programme of the Year,” as well as the 2011 Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for “Music Radio Personality of the Year.”

 

 

Simon Cowell To Search For World's Greatest Club Jocks

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– Are you one othose jocks who still likes to pick up side money as a club jock? If so, listen up. Sony Pictures Television has announced a Partnership with Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment partner with Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment on the development and launch of a live, new international TV format to find the world's greatest DJs. In a release it said this new format has already been developed and will be co-produced by Syco and Overbrook. The show will capture the incredible rise of the DJ phenomena." Simon Cowell said: "We have been working on this show for over a year and we wanted to partner with the right people. As soon as I met Jada and Miguel from Overbrook, I knew they would be our ideal partners. DJ's are the new rock stars, it feels like the right time to make this show." "This show will comb the world to find a new breed of talent," said Jada Pinkett-Smith Photo: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

 

Entercom Thinks Contest Rules Should Be Allowed Off Air [DOCUMENT]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– Fresh on the heels of last week's proposed $22,000 fine by the FCC against some Clear Channel stations for what it said to be a failure to broadcast all material rules of a particular contest on-air, comes word that at least one company thinks it's time to allow stations to place their contest rules on the Web, or elsewhere. In a proposal submitted to the commission by Entercom Communications Corp., owner of 112 stations, it suggests its proposal is in line with the way most Americans get information today compared to over 30 years ago. In its petition, they stated: “Relying on broadcast announcements for material contest information may have been an acceptable way to attempt to inform the public about the terms of a contest when the contest rule was enacted in 1976, but it is certainly not the case today, especially when there are superior methods that are simple to implement." Entercom ask that the commission amend the current contest rules so that stations can either continue with how they're doing it now, or place the rules on their website or make them available via fax, email, mail or in-person. READ PETITION HERE

 

Go Figure: Campus Station May Lose License If It Keeps Training

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– We're still trying to figure this one out. According to the Winnepeg Free Press, The Red River College student radio station in Ottawa was given notice Monday by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that a new campus radio policy will affect its broadcasting status because the CRTC won’t license stations that exist purely for educational reasons anymore. On Facebook, the station posted "Today the CRTC informed KICK-FM that, under the new campus radio policy, we will no longer be allowed to train students for a career in radio. As you may know, our raison d’être is training students from Red River College’s Creative Communications program…It is doubtful that RRC will want to continue funding a radio station that does not work within its educational department. Therefore, it seems unlikely at this point in time that KICK-FM will remain on-air." said a statement posted on the station’s Facebook page.
In an email, KICK general manager Rick Baverstock wrote "We were advised to go to the Internet to broadcast. Obviously, without being useable as a training facility, the college will not want to fund the station any longer, although no decision has been made."

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Philly's Goin' Wild; Blog: Santita Jackson Hasn't Severed Ties With WVON

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– Mix 106.1/Philadelphia is bringing in Wendy Wild (shown) for middays. She arrives from WKTU "The Beat" 103.5 New York where she began in 2006 and also handled weekends for Z100/WHTZ-FM. Wild got her start at WBLI Long Island ---- Somewhat contrary to previous reports saying that Santita Jackson (daughter of Rev. Jesse Jackson) was parting company with urban news/talk WVON-AM as a cost cutting measure, is apparently not completely the case. In Robert Feder's Time Out Chicago Blog, he writes the station has now issued a clarification from Melody Spann Cooper, chairman of parent company Midway Broadcasting. It stated "she's been gone since mid-December from the midday talk show she hosted for more than five years, but Cooper said they have not severed ties. “When she rolls out on a national level, I will clear this market for her, let her use our studios and give her all the support I can give her,” said Cooper.

 

 

Kelly Clarkson Pays Tribute To Etta James With 'I'd Rather Go Blind' [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– On tour with her 'Stronger' album, according to Just Jared, AI's first idol, Kelly Clarkson, wowed the audience on-stage at the Radio City Music Hall in New York with a tribute to Etta James who passed away on Jan. 20th. She told the crowd “This isn’t At Last’ because everyone really covers that and so I wanted to do my favorite, actually. My favorite song is ‘I’d Rather Go Blind.’ So, this is for Etta!” Clarkson, an admitted Jame's fame, had tweeted upon first hearing the news by posting: “Sad news . she was great : (WATCH VIDEO HERE]

 

 

Alan Jackson To Perform During Country Radio Seminar in Nashville

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– We're going to file this under WOW! As one of the biggest selling country artist in history, we were please to read that Alan Jackson is set perform a special luncheon concert during the upcoming Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, taking place Feb. 23. The seminar takes place Feb. 22-24 at the Nashville Convention Center. Other highlights is their annual New Faces of Country Music Show on the 24th include performances by Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Sunny Sweeney, Thompson Square and the Eli Young Band.

 

OUCH: Tager Benched After Breaking Leg In Pick-Up Basketball Game

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– Mix 104.1/Boston's Karson Tager, of Karson & Kennedy's morning show, may think twice next time he's offered a chance to play in a pick-up basketball game. As the photo shows, Karson, with protection from his faithful chihuahua, is now resting at home after breaking his leg in a Tuesday night full court basketball game. His only comment to Jockline Daily: "My playing days might be over." You think? We extend our best wishes to Karson on a speedy recovering and congratulate partner Kennedy on week's of new material.

 

 

Back To The Future: Atlanta's Wach's Interviewed In 1985 By Future AJC Ent. Reporter Rodney Ho

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– What were the chances? Back in 1985, Larry Wachs (shown above left) of Rock 100.5/Atlanta's Regular Guys, was a night jock on WBLI-FM Long Island. Local high-schooler Rodney Ho who was covering a project for, yup, the school newspaper, interviewed the future morning radio star. Fast forward to 2012. Here the two of them, a long way from their home state New York, reside in Atlanta where Rodney Ho is a nationally recognized entertainment reporter for Cox's Atlanta Journal Constitution and, as best we can tell, writes favorably of Wachs. This proves again, the next time you're called upon by some bespeckled high-schooler for an interview in their school paper, it may be in your future interest to be nice.

 

Top News From The UK: Radio One Chart Goes Visual For Last Hour

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 26TH, 2012 –– The weekly climax to BBC Radio 1′s Official Chart show is to be available to watch in vision for the first time in its history. From the end of next month, visitors to the station’s website will see presenter Reggie Yates counting down the top ten singles and see extra content relating to each song as it’s announced in the chart. The 6-7pm hour of the show will be visualised from Sunday 26th February and as well as getting a video feed from the Radio 1 studio, we’ll be able to see the music videos of those artists in the top 10, previous Live Lounge performances and exclusive interviews with artists featured in the chart. It’s the first time the official Top 10 has been visualised weekly at the BBC since Top of the Pops was axed from BBC television in 2006.

Huey’s Sunday Show Re-Signed For 6Music
Digital station BBC 6Music has re-commissioned The Huey Show – presented by Fun Lovin’ Criminals singer Huey Morgan – for another two years. The programme, produced independently by Wise Buddah, will now continue in the 1-4pm Sundays slot until 2014. Wise Buddah say they will look to build on the show’s popularity by increasing the number of one-off music specials and inviting more big name guests into the studio. Huey, who also does the midnight to 3am show on Friday night/Saturday morning on Radio 2, said: “It’s always a pleasure to work with my team at Wise Buddah on my 6Music Show. I’m thrilled that I’ll be continuing to build on the show’s success with their brilliant support.”

Radio Leeds Duo To Travel Canal In Pedalo
Two BBC Radio Leeds presenters are to navigate the entire length of the Leeds-Liverpool canal in a pedalo boat in aid of the corporation’s Sport Relief appeal. It’s expected to take Adam Pope and Katherine Hannah 10 days to do the 127-mile trip at an average speed of 2mph. The challenge will start in Liverpool’s Albert Dock, heading through places like Wigan, Blackburn, Burnley and Skipton before the final leg through West Yorkshire to Leeds. The journey will start on 14 March with progress tracked on BBC Radio Leeds as well as the regional television programme BBC Look North. Katherine co-presents breakfast on BBC Radio Leeds Monday to Thursday with Martin Kelner and Fridays with Adam Pope. Adam also works as a sports presenter at the station.

 

Khloe Pulls Nooner On Mix 102.9 Dallas

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– You can practically hear her mother Kris Jenner already calling in to promote her book. Yup, Khloé Kardashian, who recently moved to Dallas to be with her Dallas Maverick hubby, Lamar Odom, has landed a one hour gig on Mix 102.9 Dallas. To make the most of her appearance, the show will air commercial-free to allow her more time to take requests, chat with her celebrity friends and have enough time to take calls from family members--just sayin'. Khloe's no stranger to the mic'. In 2009, she held a similar show on Y100 Miami called "Khloé After Dark" and has done another stint at 104.3 MYfm in LA. At her blog she wrote: Hi dolls! I have some very exciting news for you. I’m returning to radio!!!!!! I’ll be joining the team at Mix 102.9 every day from 12-1pm CST for my very own show, The Mix Up with Khloé, and I could not be more thrilled about it! Doing radio in Miami a few years ago was some of the most fun I’ve ever had and I can’t wait to get back into it here in Dallas! You all know that I love to talk LOL ...My first show will be this Monday, January 30, and I am beyond excited! To my fans outside of Dallas, you can listen live on www.mix1029.com. WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!

 

 

WFLZ Raises Kane From Afternoons To Morning In Tampa

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– Hot 99.5 Washington's Kane has been on-air at 'FLZ since 1998. He first started with his evening show, then over to XM and for the past eight years he has been back on 'FLZ during the afternoons. Now, following last week's news that MJ would be dropping his morning there to focus strictly on his talk show, comes word that The Kane Show will move up to mornings. “It’s a fantastic move for the Kane Show, the audience already knows and loves him,” said Doug Hamand, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “I can’t think of anyone else to fill the big shoes that MJ is leaving.” Kane, of course, host of the Premiere Networks, nationally syndicated Club Kane which airs in 51+ markets on Sunday evenings. Kane said: “...there are a handful of stations that I'm emotionally connected to and 93.3 FLZ is one of them,” said Kane. “I actually love it and one of the reasons I fell in love with it was because of MJ and his incredible show over the last 18 years. I have the utmost respect and admiration for what MJ's built, I'm so excited about continuing 93.3 FLZ's winning tradition for years to come.” Photo: Kane

 

 

Jersey Shore's Matt Ryan Teams To Honor Child's Memory

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– Jersey Shore/94.3 The Point's Matt Ryan, who also hosts a Saturday night show on New Jersey 101.5, recently joined with Monica Vermeulen, owner of The 709 Restaurant to pay memory to Mark Levine, a nine year old boy who died following his battle with osteosarcoma, a bone tumor that usually develops during adolescence. According to ntgm news, Mark Levine, had a special love for food and enjoyed taste-testing hamburgers with his family. He first came into contact through her Ashley Lauren Foundation, an organization who's mission is to provide hope and help for New Jersey children and their families when facing pediatric cancer. It relies on donations to accomplish its goals which include offering emotional support, material assistance, financial assistance, parties, gifts and anything else that is needed to ease a child’s suffering in any way. When Mark passed away, he left behind his own hamburger recipe that he called the “Mark The Shark Burger.” Vermeulen then got together with Matt Ryan of 94.3 The Point, who approached Mike Jurusz, the executive chef at 709, and presented Jurusz with the recipe. The public can visit 709 on Jan. 27 from noon to 10 p.m. to try a “Mark The Shark Burger.” The price of $20 for every “Mark The Shark Burger” sold will be donated to the Ashley Lauren Foundation. All proceeds from the event will help other children who are battling cancer and their families. For details and reservations, call the restaurant at 732-295-0709. Photo: New Jersey 101.5

 

Tareq Salahi Tells Murphy In The Morning He's Suing The Group Journey [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– Unless you've been locked away in the prize closet, you're well aware by now of White House crasher's Tareq Salah and Michaele Salahi (shown right during happier times) divorce is well in progress following her affair with Journey's Neal Schon. Yesterday Salah joined 107.5's Murphy In The Morning, along with Jared Pike and Katie O'Brien, and dropped the bombshell that he is allegedly now suing Journey. He also claimed that Michaele, whom he believes now had several other affairs, has now split from Schon after catching him sending nude photos of himself to other women. He told the Murphy show, she's called him and begged for him to come back. LISTEN TO AUDIO PHOTO: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

 

Dial Global Had A Ball During Sunday's Playoffs; Nearly 23 Million Listened On Radio

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– In the first study of its kind, Dial Global released finding from an Edison Research Study that found that 22.9 million people tuned in to hear radio broadcasts of the Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots AFC Championship and New York Giants vs. San Francisco Forty-Niners NFC Championship games on Sunday, January 22, 2012. Dial Global, which broadcasts nearly 100 NFL games and exclusively broadcasts all NFL primetime games, the Playoffs and the Super Bowl to a national audience, commissioned the study which was conducted by Edison Research. "People think of football as a television-only event. This survey shows that in addition, many millions of people are seeking out coverage of the games on the radio," said Larry Rosin, Edison Research President. “The overwhelming majority of radio listeners to the games listened on AM or FM radio, but the survey did show usage of Sirius XM and the Verizon Mobile App as alternative methods to listen to the games.”

 

 

The Whiz Seen Round The World; Cuban Joins McMurray; Talks Shark Tank, DWTS And More [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– It happened following last year's NBA championship series. After much celebration and BEER, owner/entrepeneur, Mark Cuban, was not about let loose of his trophy--even while he relieved himself. Another restroom patron decided to take the snap and it suddenly went viral. Or, as he told The Loop Chicago's Pete McMurray, "Trophy in one hand, jewels in another." Moving to other topics, he said during his time with DWTS he lost 35 lbs. And as for his appearance on this year's "Shark Tank" on ABC, he said he invests with his own money and even hinted that one of this year's winners is from Chicago. Sport's enthusiast might latch on to this teaser as well. When asked what his future acquisitions may include, he told McMurray 'maybe a baseball team,' but didn't want to expand. Hmmmm. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Chaz & AJ Grab Exclusive Interview With Mayor Following 'Taco's Comment; Damage Control Expert Weighs In [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– Today, Chaz and AJ, from Chaz & AJ in the Morning on 99.1 WPLR, interviewed East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo and captured is exclusive remarks and apology to the public and the media regarding his comment, “I might have Tacos when I go home, I am not quite sure yet… ” Yesterday, he gave this response when asked by a New York reporter, “What are you doing for the Latino community today?” Mayor Maturo gave 14 interviews yesterday and made it clear these remarks, including an apology, would be his only interview with the press today. The excerpts from the January 25 morning show broadcast CAN BE HEARD HERE. Media is welcome to use the quote but must credit Chaz and AJ in the morning, WPLR radio.

 


 

The NFL Today Welcomes Jim Rome [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 25TH, 2012 –– The NFL Today crew welcomed the newest member of the CBS family, Jim Rome, on Sunday to talk about the New England Patriots' defense, the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow. Tune in to the CBS Sports Network on April 3 at 6 p.m. ET to see the debut of Rome’s new weekday program. In addition to serving as an on-air contributor to CBS Sports, he will also host a primetime sports and entertainment series on SHOWTIME this fall. For more information, please visit www.csbsports.com.WATCH VIDEO




CONDOLENCES: We were saddened to learn this morning that Ace's father Tony, (Ace of the syndicated Ace & TJ Show), passed away yesterday near Alexandria, La. following heart complications. Reach out to Ace at acetj@acetj.com

 

 

Seacrest Teams With Bravo For "Shahs of Sunset' Series [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– Last week we learned that media maximus, Ryan Seacrest, had teamed with billionaire, Mark Cuban, to launch AXS TV. This was on the heels of recent chatter involving top exec's at NBC who were in talks to bring him to The Today Show as successor To Matt Lauer. So, just when you thought there wasn't any way possible way for Mr. Seacrest to find time to fit anything else into his schedule, comes word that he and Bravo are partnering for the new, Kardashianesque "Shahs of Sunset." According to a release, viewers will get a never-before-seen look inside the captivating lives of six young Persian-American friends in Los Angeles when “Shahs of Sunset” premieres on Sunday, March 11th at 10PM ET/PT. From outings on Rodeo Drive to traditional Persian feasts at home, this series celebrates the unique lifestyle of a group of friends who have worked hard for what they have and are not afraid to flaunt it. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com For a sneak peek, visit: WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Joe Biden Dodges Gingrich Marriage Question; 'This Is Quicksand' [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– As if Ryan Seacrest hasn't been in the news enough lately (see above, see Jockline 1/19, see 'Idol, see what I mean?). Yesterday, with a possible peek for NBC executives to see how he'd deal with serious news topics, he, along with co-host, Ellen K, were joined in the studio by Vice-President Joe Biden. With a Laurer-like approach, he asked the VP about the constant rumors circulating of He and Hilary Clinton swapping roles. "Clear it up right here for us," asked Ryan. A smiling Biden explained that Hilary likes her job where she is ... I like my job where I am ... The President likes us both where we are so nothing is going to change. And while that in itself could be a story, it was Ryan's follow up question about Newt Gingrich's marital affairs that prompted the best Biden no comment, comment. After hearing a snippet from last week's debate, Biden quickly said "I'm not going to comment." But wait, this is Joe Biden. No comment doesn't exactly mean no comment. He gradually describes Gingrich' situation like being in quicksand. "He's going to be judged on the totality of who he is. That includes everything," said Biden. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Porn On Training Wheels? Station's 'Best Bum Contest' Draws Heat From Local Activist Group

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– Victoria Australia's K-Rock 95.5 "Best Beach Bum" has riled up a local activist group who object to K-Rock offering adult store gift packs to the winners of its best beach bum contest. Listeners are urge of sign up online and post photos including women and men in swim trunks (bathers), lingerie or even underwear. According to The Herald Sun, a spokesperson for the group, Melinda Liszewski, said K-Rock's promotion "is basically pornography on training wheels ... The problem here is the culture that promotes that women aren't complete human beings and are reduced to the sum of their body parts." K-Rock program director, Leigh Kuhlmann, said the station was aimed at both male and female listeners and competition in question, beach bums, was open to both sexes to enter and was not specifically aimed at women at any point as suggested by Collective Voice." He did admit to one male entry, which you can at the website. PHOTO: K-Rock

 

Wags & Elliot Throw Fundraiser To Help Chaz Bono Man-Up [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– Columbus, Ohio Wags & Elliot broadcast a fundraiser yesterday for celebrity Chaz Bono in hopes of collecting funds that would help him buy a weenis. Bono, the trans-gendered offspring of famed singing act Sonny and Cher, is researching methods to find the most suitable option for gaining a weenis and has been reportedly saving tmoney needed to have such a procedure. Wags and Elliott WLVQ/Columbus solicited donations from listeners as well as feature call-ins from celebrities in hopes of raising awareness and money for Bono. They threw in parody as well: “Let’s Raise One For Chaz,” produced by show’s producer, Dan Orr, and features the entire morning show singing (horribly). Orr told Jockline Daily "I'm happy they didn’t go with the original song idea, ‘And The Meat Goes On’.” Chaz needed 50,000.00 for the operation, and we, along with the generous help of our listeners and corporate donors were able to come up with $137.50!!!! The owner of a local adult store also offered to throw in a strap-on.' LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

Dial Global Takes 'Overnight America' National With KMOX's Jon Grayson

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– Dial Global, in partnership with CBS RADIO’s KMOX News Radio has announced the availability of 'Overnight America' with Jon Grayson. The show will originate from KMOX, the legendary 50,000 watt station which originated the program more than three years ago. Overnight America is also heard on CBS RADIO’s heritage 50,000 watt stations WCCO-AM News Radio 830 in Minneapolis and KDKA-AM News Radio 1020 in Pittsburgh. Overnight America provides an upbeat, fresh and intelligent take on the stories that matter most to Americans with listener calls and celebrity guests. Host Jon Grayson is contemporary, smart and experienced making Overnight America the perfect pre-dawn lead-in to morning drive. Grayson began his career in talk radio at age 19 while still in college.

 

Donny Osmond To Keynote At The NAB Radio Luncheon

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– Entertainment icon Donny Osmond has been tapped to keynote at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, on Tuesday, April 17 in Las Vegas. Osmond, whose radio show is syndicated through McVay Syndication in a partnership with TeshMedia Group, will discuss how radio has impacted his career over the years. Osmond host two internationally syndicated radio shows: The Donny Osmond Radio Show and Donny's 8-Track Playback. In addition to his radio show, Osmond performs nightly with his sister, Marie, at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel in a show that is in its fourth-straight year running. Osmond also participated in, and won Dancing with the Stars: Season 9. His recently released 59th album, Donny & Marie, features a mix of country, rock and love ballads, including the number one hit single "A Beautiful Life." Osmond, whose musical career began at age five, has sold more than 80 million records over five decades and received 33 gold records.

 

 

Premiere Networks Powers Garth Brook's Wynn At Las Vegas Sweepstakes

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– Premiere Networks and Garth Brooks have announced they've joined forces to create a first-ever national radio promotion for the country super star, who is currently performing at the Wynn Las Vegas. The Garth Brooks Wynn at Las Vegas Sweepstakes is running across Premiere’s syndicated country programs -- After MidNite with Blair Garner, The Big D & Bubba Show and The Crook & Chase Countdown. Listeners will have the opportunity to enter the Garth Brooks Wynn at Las Vegas Sweepstakes for a chance to win a grand-prize package, including round-trip airfare for two to Las Vegas, a two-night stay at the Wynn, dinner for two at SW Steakhouse and two VIP tickets to see an intimate concert with Brooks at the Encore Theater. The lucky winner will also be invited to a private lunch with Brooks. The Garth Brooks Wynn at Las Vegas Sweepstakes launched this month and runs through January 29.

 

 

Mix 101.1 Melbourne Goes All-Female In Mornings; Maguire To Orlando; Wingert Returns To Air; Kade Heads To Philly

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 ––The Australian Radio Network (ARN) goes all female in mornings with 'Neighbours' (Australian TV Show) star Jane Hall (shown 2nd from l) and Chrissie Swan (above l) as they'll join for Mix101.1 Melbourne. ••••••••••••••• WWKA K92/Orlando adds AJ Maguire (above center) to mornings. He arrives from US 93.3/Fort Wayne. ••••••••••••Longtime Omaha personality, Dave Wingert (second from right) returns to handle mornings at 101.9/KOOO-FM. Wingert most recently did mornings at KGOR-FM. •••••••••• 104.5 Philly welcomes Kade (far right) as its new 6-11 pm host. His past stops have been on Show," on Star 98.7 LA and 102.1 The Edge Dallas.•••••••••• Clear Channel Media and Entertainment names Kevin Dorsey as President of Traffic, Navigation and Mobility. Based in New York City, Dorsey will report to Charlie Rahilly, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s President of National Ad Platforms.

 

 

LOVE AT FIRST MIC: Radio's Thompson Weds TV'S Yuna Lee

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 24TH, 2012 –– Yes, occasionally radio and TV get along just fine. Case in point, Doc Thompson (above right) PMD host of WRVA/Richmond, Virginia and Yuna Lee who is a TV anchor/reporter in Dayton, Ohio. They met at WRVA/Richmond, where Thompson still handles PM drive while also hosting mid-mornings on WLW/Cincinnati. Beaming like a proud papa over the new couple is WRVA morning host and PD Jimmy Barrett.

 

 

Dumas Squares Off Against Westboro Church Over Planned Paterno Funeral Picket [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– The Westboro Baptist Church has once again reared its ugly head with its plans of picketing the funeral of Penn State's beloved coach Joe Paterno who passed away over the weekend. Once again there to take church leader, Margie Phelps, to task is Bob Dumas, Mike Morse, & Erica DeLong of Bob & The Showgram (WDCG/G105) who squared off with her this morning. Due to some technical issues, we weren't able to transcribe excerpts in time for this morning's Jockline Daily, but you can LISTEN TO EXPLOSIVE AUDIO HERE


 

Georgia Night Jock Shot And Killed While Leaving Station; Killer Remains Loose

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– Stephon Edgerton, aka Juan Gatti, a night jock on radio station V96/Valdosta Ga, was shot just as he left the station following his night shift which he had just begun 3 month's before. Fellow host Lamar Freeman told WALB TV "Evidently someone was out waiting on him and just started shooting." Gatti was shot twice in the body and once in the head as he left work just after midnight. Surprisingly, he had managed to call 911 after being shot and told the operator he was shot by a man wearing a mask. After being rushed to the hospital, he died a short while later. Gatti is survived by his wife and 3 children. His killer remains on the loose.

 

OH MY: Mario Lopez Joins 104.3 MY FM LA's Line-up

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– 104.3 MYfm announced that Mario Lopez, popular television personality, producer, actor and best-selling author, will join Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Los Angeles station’s weekday lineup, effective Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Joining a growing list of other personalities doubling up on radio and TV, He is also the host of the popular, entertainment news show EXTRA and MTV/Warner Horizon Television's hit, reality-competition Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew. “This opportunity to have my own radio show is particularly meaningful because it allows me to expand on yet another platform to showcase another side of my personality,” said Lopez. PD Andrew Jeffries called Lopez addition, "the final puzzle piece to our new Los Angeles lineup.

 

Steve Harvey Becomes Principal For A Day At Birmingham School

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– This Thursday, students at Phillips Academy in Birmingham Alabama may finally be happy about getting sent to the principal's office. Radio/TV mega star Steve Harvey will pause from his busy schedule to pay up on a contest by General Mills' Box Tops for Education and the Steve Harvey Morning Show that awarded one school from anywhere in the country 100,000 Box Tops valued at $10,000 and a visit from the famed comedian, author and syndicated radio talk show host. According to The Birmingham News, that Angela Strozier, the mother of an eighth-grader at Phillips Academy, entered the contest by submitting an essay about the school's success. She described how the deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama last April had affected many of Phillips students. In a statement, Harvey said "This mom's letter spoke volumes. I am looking forward to serving as the honorary principal of Phillips Academy with the hope of sharing some inspiration, insight and a little bit of humor to encourage the students along in their academic journey."

 

SiriusXM Jock Stars In Winning Super Bowl Commercial; Over 100 Million Estimated To Watch

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– After yesterday's squeeker win by the New York Giants, die-hard fan Zachary Borst must be walking on air. First, the Independent filmmaker was named the winner of Chevrolet’s Route 66 Super Bowl ad contest, and the freelance filmmaker from Long Island will have his own commercial air live during the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. According to The Long Island Press, Borst said he’s won seven or eight similar contests before, but nothing like this. His “Happy Grad” ad will air live in front of millions of viewers during the NFL’s title game—a dream come true, he said. The ad features SiriusXM radio personality, Brett Siddell, who thinks his parents bought him a new car for graduation, when in fact it was a small refrigerator. “He’s a mastermind, honestly,” said Siddell, who called winning the competition a “break through.” WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Lana Del Rey Pulls An Elton, Drops F-Bomb During Interview

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– Not a good couple of weeks for the 'Video Game' singer, Lana Del Rey. First, her recent appearance on SNL drew slings and arrows, then, this morning out promoting her upcoming "Born to Die," she let loose the 'F-bomb.' It happened on the popular BBC 6/London's Huw Stephen's show. She quickly apologized to listeners. This, of course, follows Sir Elton John's shouting 'f-n hell' during his appearance last year on Stephen's fellow BBC host Chris Evan's show. He, too, apologized saying he was “really, really, really sorry that he said a naughty word. For the record, over 13 million fans have watched her "Born to Die" video on YouTube. It opens with a topless Del Rey embracing a well-tattoo'd gent in front of an American Flag.

 

Benefit Set Up For Huntsville Jock Diagnosed With Leukemia

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– A benefit has been set up for longtime 101.7 KSAM/Huntsville host, Doc Holiday who's been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. According to The Huntsville Item: The benefit was set up due to mounting medical bills and to help his family raise money for his treatment at MD Anderson in Houston. KSAM will host a “Funding Docs for Doc,” benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Walker County Fairgrounds." Following his long absence from the air and numerous emails and phone calls, the station responded by posting at their website: "KSAM will be honoring the retirement of beloved KSAM personality Doc Holiday ... keep an eye on our Facebook page, and an ear to the air waves for the information as soon as it’s available." A 'Docs for Doc' account has been set up at the Walker County Federal Credit Union. Interested donors can write to dam1022@hotmail.com or to brooke@ksam1017.com.

 

 

Hot 899's Mauler & Company Come To Aid of Lung Transplant Patient; Bieber Joins In

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– Helene Campbell of Barrhaven, Ontario has been awaiting a double-lung transplant since the fall, needing to be tied to dozens of feet of oxygen tubes 24 hours a day. She needed our help and continues to need our help! Helene created the Twitter account @alungstory and the hashtag #BeAnOrganDonor to grab the attention of Justin Bieber! And guess what?! Justin not only retweeted but personally responded to Helene four times his weekend! The New HOT 89-9 have been behind Helene from the get go after having her on The Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni and Josie last week. Helene was back on the morning show on this morning! She talked about the feedback she has been getting from celebrities WORLDWIDE and how she has helped organ donations increase in just a few days by over 1000%! Her next goal is to get Ellen Degerenes and Lady Gaga to retweet. Follow her amazing story on Twitter: @alungstory @maulermauler @newhot899 #BeAnOrganDonor AND be a donor!! http://www.beadonor.ca

 

 

Scott Mahalik Puts Station On eBay

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– Location, Location, Location. I guess this adage now included eBay. That's apparently where Alpha Broadcasting's Scott Mahalik seems to think. According to vegas.inc, Mahalick is offering a 100,000-watt FM commercial radio station in Moapa, about 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas. He tells them “It’s a little unconventional, but this is Vegas, so I thought I’d give it a try,” Mahalick said Friday. As of Friday night, it had received 32 bids with the high bid of $50,200 —the latest has it over $85k. “I got it for $22 million a few years ago and after the economy crashed, it’s now worth about $10 million,” says Mahalick. If interested, you better hurry. Bidding is scheduled to close Jan. 29 near 8 p.m.

 

 

Bobby Bones To Air From Super Bowl; Nolan Follows Collier At Majic 105.7; Landecker Takes Over Nights At WLS-FM

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 23RD, 2012 –– Longtime TV Personality, Mark Nolan, takes over middays on WMJI (Majic 105.7) Cleveland. He follows market icon Chuck Collier, who sadly passed away last September. Meanwhile, Shotgun Taylor moves from nights to afternoons at co-owned WGAR-FM. Kat Jackson takes over evenings for Taylor.-----John Records Landecker goes full-time WLS-FM (94.7) from 6 to 11pm - Dick Biondi move to 11pm to 2am

 

 

 

Mark Wahlberg Talks Elephant In The Room With WPLJ's Scott & Todd [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 20TH, 2012 –– Joining this morning's Scott & Todd Show on WPLJ to promote his new hit movie "Contraband,' actor Mark Wahlberg wasted no time in jumping on the real elephant in the room, his recent comments in an interview in Men's Health Magazine. He was quoted as saying "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, 'OK, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry." Those comments drew reaction from those who had family members on United Flight 93 whose did stand up to terrorists and then crash-landed. Wahlberg later apologized saying that if his answer came off as insensitive, it was certainly not his intention. On this morning show, no sooner had he begun chatting, he quickly addressed what was likely on the minds of most New Yorkers tuning in. "So If you want to address the real elephant in the room ... All I wanted to do is make sure that people would know that I'd put myself in harms way to not only protect my family but innocent people." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

 

MJ To Exit WFLZ-FM Tampa; Continues On WFLA-AM And Focuses On Syndicated Show

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 20TH, 2012 –– If you caught this year's predictions in this month's Mouth Magazine, we said to look for more longtime, music-based shows to cross over to sister talk stations. Well, Tampa's MJ was well ahead of the trend, having long ago begin pulling double duty on both Clear Channel's 93.3 'FLZ and sister talker 970, WFLA. Yesterday, via Twitter, he posted "Let me be first to officially announce that Feb. 17 will be the last broadcast of 'The MJ Morning Show.' 18 great years!" In a follow-up post he this change would allow him to focus on The Schnitt Show, the talk show he handles on WFLA-AM (970). Contrary to some reports that this move is somehow connected to recent, new competition, or that his 'FLZ show had been refitted with more music, the real story is that this change has been long expected. An close source tells Jockline Daily "He has stated many times that his future is talk radio. He felt the time was now to make his move and take the PM drive show to the next level. He's pushing 60 affiliates though Compass Media (nearly half are FM talk stations), but this is how he wants to make his living." He added, "It's almost impossible to do two shows a day on two different stations with two completely different target audiences. But he did it admirably for a very long time. Perhaps longer than anyone. He's been #1 25-54 on BOTH shows in Tampa.

 

 

 

Comedian Bill Crawford And Former Host Paulsen Team For Mornings At WDVE Pittsburgh

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 20TH, 2012 –– Want to hear something funny? Well, if you tune into WDVE-FM/Pittsburgh's new morning show, you likely will. It was announced yesterday that local comedian Bill Crawford (shown) and longtime favorite Scott Paulsen will team for mornings beginning immediately. The pair will join Randy Baumann, news anchor Val Porter and sports reporter Mike Prisuta who are already in place. on a regular basis. They follow Jim Kreenn who exited the show late last year.
Paulsen spent 13 years doing wakeups on WDVE morning show before leaving 1999. Crawford, a well-known stand-up comic, has been a frequent guest of the show in the past. Photo: Crawford/Facebook

 


 

IT'S OFFICIAL: Geraldo Rivera Joins 790/KABC Los Angeles' Line-Up

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 20TH, 2012 –– As long rumored, award-winning journalist and TV star Geraldo Rivera is finally joining KABC/790 AM LA for its mid-morning line-up. Last year, on the heels of his addition to sister station WABC-AM New York's line-up, came immediate speculation that he would join KABC LA as well. However, when PD Jack Silver announced his line-up in late December, his name was surprisingly absent. Rivera will take over the 10:00 AM -Noon slot beginning Jan. 30th. He told The LA Times: "I think I represent a big swath of the middle, and it's kind of drowned out, or nonexistent," said Rivera. "It's almost as if talk radio is setting the agenda politically, and that agenda is extremely partisan. It's carving up the country, it has a strong racial undertone, and I don't think that's good for anybody," he said. Rivera was prompted to try talk radio after reading comments by Cumulus COO John Dickey who said he wanted his stations to offer a more centrist view than most conservative-leaning talk radio. He quickly got in touch. John Phillips, who currently hosts this daypart will cut back to 9-10 AM.

 

 

 

Radio's Big Boy To Star In Un-Romantic Film Comedy 'Exit Strategy' [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 20TH, 2012 –– Ask Around Entertainment to release 'An Un-Romantic Comedy "Exit Strategy" at AMC Theatres in Philadelphia for Valentine's Day.
The film stars Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, Quincy "QDeezy" Harris, with Big Boy and Kevin Hart. It premieres in Philadelphia on February 10, 2012 with additional releasing cities and locations TBA. Local Philadelphia radio host Quincy "QDeezy" Harris was instrumental in bringing the first theatrical release of the movie to Philadelphia audiences by securing a media partnership with his Radio One urban format station WPHI-FM Hot 107.9. "EXIT STRATEGY's" Executive Producer is nationally-syndicated morning radio host Big Boy from the nation's top hip-hop station KPWR-FM Power 106 in Los Angeles. The movie's soundtrack will be released on February 6, 2012 by Ocean View Entertainment, the digital distribution label of Stampede Management in Los Angeles. It's WATCH TRAILER HERE

 

 

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Herman Cain Returns to AM 750 and 95.5 FM News/Talk WSB Atlanta; Tony & Kris Add Four More; Russell Brand To Interview Ringo Starr On SiriusXM

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 20TH, 2012 –– After a lengthy run as a republican presidential candidate, former WSB AM host Herman Cain returns to do pre-taped two-minute commentaries during Neal Boortz's show and at on Erick Erickson’s evening show. ------ USRN announced that its syndicated Tony & Kris show have added four new affiliates. They include KDAD-FM Casper, WY, KHAT-AM / Laramie, WY, KRKX-FM / Billings, MT and WXXK-FM / Lebanon, NH -------Newly separated actor-comedian Russell Brand will interview former Beatle Ringo Starr on Sirius XM Radio. It's set to air live from Los Angeles on Jan. 30.-----Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has announced that Hartley Adkins has been named Executive Vice President of Operations for its Mid-Major markets and John Rohm will take on the role as Senior Vice President of Operations overseeing the Southeast market. Photo: Shutterstock

 

 

 

2Day FM's Jackie O Draws Fire Over "Lez' Comment

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 20TH, 2012 –– Looks like 2Day FM/Sydney's Kyle & Jackie O are back in the news again. This time, it Jackie taking the heat after raising the ire of gay right's groups following a homophobic slip on yesterday's show. According to Perth Now, While discussing middle names, the mom of one said she no longer likes her middle name Ellen because it "sounds a bit lez," an apparent reference to Ellen DeGeneres. Not surprisingly, gay and lesbian rights advocates were quick to respond. This comes on the heels of this week's cancellation by Jenny Craig's advertising resulting from her co-host Kyle's comments last year, when he called a critic a "fat slag." A representative for Southern Cross Austereo said Jackie O wished not to comment any further.

 


 

Good Morning Vietnam's 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray Edition Now Available [VIDEO]

Has it really been 25 year? 1987's hilarious biopic "Good Morning Viet Nam" based on the life of Adrian Cronauer, the first military jock credited with playing rock and roll on Armed Forces Radio is now available on Blu-ray in a special 25th edition. If you liked the 80's version, you should be in for a treat with this latest transfer. According to military.com "Good Morning, Vietnam has very little in the way of special effects and the outdoor scenes are mostly shot in daylight. Thailand now looks great in the movie even though it makes a poor stand-in for Vietnam." In this new release, Producer Barry Levinson includes documentaries talking about how much of the movie was improvised on the set, both Robin’s radio monologues and the scenes featuring the Vietnamese locals. For his part, Robin Williams got his first Oscar nod for this film. Of course, for most personalities, watching actor Bruno Kirby, who plays Lt. Steven Hauk, Cronauer's Army PD, is likely worth the price of the new disc. WATCH ORIGINAL TRAILER HERE

 

 

Seacrest And Cuban Team For New TV Channel

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH, 2012 –– The AXS network, a redo of Mark Cuban's HDNet, will debut this summer as AXS TV. There to help will be Ryan Seacrest. According to ryanseacrest.com, HDNet, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) will launch AXS TV (pronounced: access) sometime his summer. Building on AEG’s huge presence in live events and affiliation with more than 100 of the industry's top venues worldwide, AXS TV will provide viewers with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to live concerts and music festivals, red carpet premieres, award shows, parties, pop culture events, and in-depth interviews. As part of their agreement with the joint venture, DISH will offer a variety of unique music services to their subscribers. "I’m incredibly excited to be in business with AEG, Ryan Seacrest, and CAA,” said Mark Cuban, Co-Founder and Chairman, HDNet ... and our partnership with DISH to offer unique subscriber services will allow AXS TV to change the value proposition between networks, distributors, and subscribers. AXS TV will unquestionably be able to leverage our unique assets to do things no other network will be able to replicate." Photo: Seacrest

 

Stern Not Outraged Over Soldiers Urinating On Dead Taliban Fighters; Tells Guest Navarro "That's War" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH,, 2012 ––Sounding less like a shock jock and more like a political pundant, SiriusXM host, and newly appointed judge on 'America's Got Talent,' Howard Stern weighed in on the recent video's of U.S. soldiers urinating on dead Taliban fighters. On Wednesday's show he said "...we were attacked, they blew up the World Trade Center, a young brave man goes over there, he's watching his buddies get blown up ... he's at war with a enemy who will will drive by and blow off his legs... you get done with an intense battle, you’re alive, you’re f**king crazed, you’re scared out of your mind… You take out your c**k and you piss on the enemy. You know what? So what. That’s war,” concludes Stern. Robin Quivers differed saying “I still think we always have to strive to be better.” Navarro’s mother’s murder, and asked the musician whether he’d urinate on her murderer. Navarro tried to distance his stance from Stern's, but said here was no way he could understand their circumstances. LISTEN TO MEDIAITE AUDIO HERE Photo: Navarro

 

Genesis Flips For TRN's All News Formats In Florida

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH, 2012 –– Talk Radio Network Syndications, Ltd. has confirmed that Genesis Communications Multi Media Broadcast Group adds 5,000 Watt, WAMT AM 1190, Orlando and 10,000 Watt, WIXC AM 1060, Melbourne as a simulcast in conjunction with its all-news outlet WWBA AM 820, Tampa Bay to create a virtual Central Florida news network using America’s Morning News, America’s Radio News Network and it’s team of local news anchors. The move, according to Genesis’ CEO Bruce Maduri, is intended to “provide central Floridians with the ability to access all-news, traffic and weather content anywhere, across the all important I-4 corridor from Tampa Bay through Orlando, to the Space Coast and north and south along the Eastern Seaboard. TRN/America’s Radio News Network’s CEO Mark Masters (shown) applauded Maduri saying “We are proud to provide a complete support system to Bruce as he delivers to Central Florida the most powerful 15 hours per day of syndicated long-form radio news rooms.'

 

Bob & Tom Invited To Broadcast Live From Superbowl Feb. 2 & 3

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH, 2012 –– On February 2 and 3, The Bob & Tom Show will broadcast live from Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Ind. Fans of the popular, Indianapolis-based morning radio show can get a unique, up close and personal view as it airs from 6 - 10 a.m. ET at “The Huddle at Circle Centre,” a key entertainment, dining and shopping destination adjacent to Super Bowl Village. During the two-day remote, Bob & Tom will welcome special guests, comedians, celebrities and others, including comedian and FOX NFL Sunday Pregame Show contributor, Frank Caliendo. “When the Super Bowl Host Committee invited us to broadcast from what they’re calling the ‘epicenter of awesome,’ we couldn’t say yes fast enough,” stated Bob and Tom. Get more details at http://www.bobandtom.com

 

Clear Channel Communities™ Selects DonorsChoose.org as
Inaugural Non-Profit Partner


THE MOUTH, JAUNUARY 19TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Communities™, the recently launched community engagement brand of CC Media Holdings, Inc. that galvanizes local radio and outdoor resources to educate and inspire residents to make a difference within their own communities, has announced it has selected DonorsChoose.org, the award-winning non-profit dedicated to funding local teachers’ classroom projects, as its first quarter partner. “Tools for Classrooms,” a collaboration between Clear Channel Communities, DonorsChoose.org and Chase, the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., is designed to bring attention to the lack of educational resources in classrooms across the country. The “Tools for Classrooms” effort is a three-month radio campaign that will air nationally on 850 radio stations and reach 238 million monthly U.S. listeners from January 18 through April 8, 2012. A series of more than 300,000 radio spots will feature celebrities, including AI's Kris Allen (shown). “I am really excited to partner with other great musicians in an effort to help teachers like my wife in communities all around the country,” said Kris Allen, platinum recording artist and 2009 American Idol winner.

 

Indy Radio Wars Film Makes Hollywood-Style Debut [VIDEO]

 

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH, 2012 -ART VUOLO –– Last Saturday night Indianapolis filmmaker David Fulton orchestrated a big-time premier complete with limo's, a red carpet plus a before and after reception at Loughmiller's, a downtown pub and eatery, just a few blocks from the IMAX Theatre that served as the venue. The documentary, "Naptown Rock Radio Wars," traces the epic battle back between 1958 and 1979 involving WIBC-AM (1070), WIFE-AM (1310) and WNAP-FM (93.1).  Also involved were WNDE-AM (1260) and WXLW-AM (950) and bootleg station Radio Free Naptown! Some of the VIP's on hand included: Al Stone, Buster Bodine, Cris Conner, Tom Cochrun, Bill Shirk, Ann Craig, Pam Carr, Mike O'Brien, Mike Griffen, Roger W. Morgan, Reb Porter, Tom Woody, Russ Dodge, Scott Shannon and Jeff Smulyan. As to be expected, I (Art Vuolo) was there with his trusty video camera and you can witness the festivities. Photo Courtesy George Johns WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Steve Ray Joins America’s Radio News Network; Sarah Frazier To Head CBS Houston

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH, 2012 –– America’s Radio News Network has added Steve Ray (shown far left on top) as a fellow news co-anchor to our growing long-form radio news network. Ray has had stints at the Westwood One Radio Networks, Radio Free Asia, Metro Networks, Associated Press Television, WMAL AM & FM and at the Bonneville D.C. outlets WTOP, Washington Post Radio/WWWT & Federal News Radio/WFED. Ray holds a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism from American University.----------- Sarah Frazier (shown top, far right) has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Houston as announced by Dan Mason, President and CEO, CBS RADIO. Frazier most recently served as Vice President/Director of Sales for the Houston cluster since 2009. In her new role, Frazier will have oversight and day-to-day responsibility for the management of CBS RADIO’s six stations in the market, covering a variety of formats including KHMX-FM (Hot AC), KIKK-AM (Talk), KILT-AM (Sports), KILT-FM (Country), KKHH-FM (CHR) and KLOL-FM (Spanish). ---------- Chad Valentine (shown bottom right) has been named Program Director of WLDI Wild 95.5 and handle PM drive. Valentine joined Clear Channel West Palm Beach as an evening on-air host in August 2004. ----------- Beasley welcomes "Broadway" to WKIS-FM/99.9 Kiss Country - Miami. There he'll join Kenny Walker (shown bottom left) and U-Turn Lavern for mornings from 5:30 to 10am. Broadway arrives from Grand Rapids where he most recently handled mornings at WSNX-FM.

 

Vinny Dishes On 'Jersey Shore' With Johnjay & Rich;' He's Left The House, Not The Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANAURY 19TH, 2012 ––He just recently walked out of the house on TV'S "Jersey Shore."  Yesterday, Vinny Guardagnino joined the syndicated radio show "Johnjay and Rich" to talk about the most recent episode, and other hot topics that "Jersey Shore" fans want to know. They asked him, "So you left the house, not the show, is that correct?" Vinny replies with "that's an accurate statement". He talks about his battle with anxiety and panic attacks being a factor. We asked Vinny if he "burned out" on the show. "…When you see me not wanting to bang chicks anymore, you know something is wrong," he said. He continued on to say he felt like "…he wasn't himself, that he was an outsider looking in" and that he's "gotta get home, get better. Maybe I'll come back." Later Vinny was asked if he thought JWOWW was hot.  "She looks good, and got a lot skinnier….but since I live with her, you look at something so much, she doesn't really do it for you anymore." Johnjay and Rich are based in Phoenix, AZ, and are syndicated to various cities across the West Coast. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

Snow Job: Seattle's Stein Talked Into Performing Snow Angels During Seattle Blizzard [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH, 2012 –– In case you haven't heard, Seattle was recently hit with an epic winter blizzard unlike any its seen in years. Of course, that didn't stop 'Powered by Country," The Wolf's Fitz from abusing his trusty producer Randy Stein with a little winter challenge. High atop their Seattle headquarters, Fitz and company prompted Stein to go outside IN HIS BOXERS to perform a few snow angels. The original plan called for a speedo, but we're guessing there weren't many places to shop when this video was taken. Feel free to contact Randy here with your best wishes. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Top News From The UK: Smooth 70's To Air Casey Kasem Reruns of AT40

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 19TH, 2012 –– JK and Lucy join Heart South Coast JK and Lucy are to take over the breakfast show on Fareham-based Heart South Coast from next Monday. JK has been one half of ‘JK and Joel’ for many years – and Lucy was most recently co-presenting Bauer’s network evening show ‘In Demand’ with Alex James. ‘JK & Lucy’ will be taking over the mic from Jules & Bunker who have been presenting Heart breakfast together for the last three years. Bunker will be staying at Heart to present his own Saturday morning show and Jules will be moving closer to her home in Hertfordshire.Lucy started out at Trent FM after doing a Broadcast Journalism degree in the city, and co-presented with radio’s other Jason King before teaming up with Rich Clarke on the evening show.

Rosie and Jim team up at Viking FM
Bauer’s Viking FM in Yorkshire has a new breakfast show line-up from Monday. Local lad Jim Coulson returns to his home county to join existing co-host Rosie Madison. Jim joins from 2BR where’s he’s been on breakfast and did his last show this morning. Rosie has been co-hosting Viking FM’s Breakfast Show for almost three years. Jim replaces Paul Foster who left the breakfast show towards the end of last year and is now part of the weekend line-up.

Smooth 70s To Air Casey Kasem's Former American Top 40's
The original American Top 40 show from the 1970s, hosted by Casey Kasem, are to be broadcast on Smooth 70s, the digital station covering the decade. The GMG station which is on the national Digital One multiplex will air a show each week through a deal with US syndication firm Premiere Networks. The archive editions will go out on Saturday mornings 9am-12noon and again on Sunday evenings 9pm-midnight on Smooth 70s, which launched on 27th December replacing pop-up station Smooth Xmas. Ryan Seacrest’s daily American radio show which is also syndicated by Premiere Networks airs on GMG’s Real Radio network each weeknight.

Brmb, Mercia, Beacon, Wyvern to be Free
Orion Media is to rebrand Birmingham station brmb as Free Radio from April this year, along with Mercia, Beacon and Wyvern. The group says peak time output will remain local on the stations with no redundancies as a result. It means the four heritage brands, which have each existed at least 30 years, will be lost from the UK airwaves.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach him by email her

 

Opie & Anthony Offer Khloe Kardashian $250,000 To Take Paternity Test

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 18TH, 2012 –– If you've been following the gossip sites lately, you know there's been a recurring rumor as to whether the late Robert Kardashian is really reality tv star Khloe Kardashian's biological father. She's flatly denied this and has called out those who've raised the question. Now, according to gather.com, Gregg 'Opie' Hughes of The Opie & Anthony Show on XM Radio Channel 105 and Sirius Radio Channel 206 want to put the rumors to rest and have offered Khloe Kardashian $250,000, which will go to a charity of her choice, if she'll take a DNA test. As you might recall, in 2009 during an episode of 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians,' she took a test proving that Kris Jenner was her mother. Most doubt she'll take O&A, plus, it's likely the show will benefit a lot more from doing this test on the show itself. Stay tuned.

 

Robin Quivers Joins Self-Help Workshop, Now Apologizes For Emasculating Men

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 18TH, 2012 –– For someone who reportedly earns in the neighborhood of $10 million a year, you have to give props to Robin Quivers of the Howard Stern Show who recently joined a self-help workshop featuring psychology guru Alison Armstrong. According to The Examiner, she now says she's turning over a new leaf when it comes to turning her male co-workers into emotional eunuchs. After attending the seminar in Boston last weekend, she came back to Tuesday's show beaming with a new self-awareness. “What I learned this weekend," said Quivers Tuesday. "Is that I have been emasculating men—especially the men I love: all of you. Most of my life, probably all of my life—probably the expert at emasculating men, and I want to apologize to all of you...I’m treating you as if you need to be controlled. And so I want to apologize for all past emasculations of all of you...I took an oath this weekend that I would never emasculate any man ever again...I do want your help—all of your help—to keep my vow because I may not know—it’s such a habit.”

 

Team Pittman Appoints John Sykes As President Of Newly Formed Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 18TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel has announced that music, entertainment and media executive John Sykes (shown) has joined Clear Channel in the newly created role of President, Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises. He will report to Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman. In his new position, Sykes will use the unparalleled assets of Clear Channel –  including its 238 million monthly broadcast radio listeners, the 141 million people it reaches with Outdoor in the United States and the 374 million internationally, as well as the more than 75 million monthly listening hours for its digital properties – to develop new businesses for the company across a range of media, including television and live events, as well as create value for Clear Channel advertisers and key partners. Sykes has played leadership roles at a number of major brands across the music, entertainment and media spectrum, including President of VH1, President of Network Development for MTV Networks, CEO of Infinity Broadcasting (now CBS Radio), President of Champion Entertainment, President of Chrysalis Records and as an agent at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He was also a core member of the original team that created MTV.

 

Beverly Hill's Kyle Richards Dishes On 'Housewives' With Elvis Duran;

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 18TH, 2012 –– There appears to be no stopping the 'real housewives' TV phenomena. While starting out in Orange County its since spread to numerous cities, but there's perhaps no one more identified with the series than Beverly Hill's member Kyle Richards. Out promoting her new book: 'Life is Not A Reality Show' she dropped by the Premiere Network syndicated Elvis Duran Show and shared some behind the scenes gaga. Among the tidbits included 'Game Night' with cast member Brandi who had apparently said something about her sister. Elvis admitted he couldn't stand Brandi. Fellow cast member quickly jumped in to disagree, but Elvis persisted: "Put on a bra! ... Get that b___h off my TV!!," he shouted. 'LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

Guy Fieri Surprised On Birthday With Signed Caddyshack Album From Radio's Jeff Blazy

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 18TH, 2012 –– TV's Guy Fieri is apparently a HUGE Caddyshak movie fan. When his longtime friend, Jeff Blazy of 95.3/San Luis Obispo found this out, he, along with an assist from Guy's wife Lorie, arranged a special birthday surprise for him on air as he presented him with an autographed album from the artist Kenny Loggins, but according to KSBY TV, that's not all he got. He told Blazy, "I'm a huge Caddyshack fan, that's like my ultimate. I mean when I first met Lorie she wouldn't even watch the movie with me because I would sit there with my buddies and do all the voice overs for the parts," said Fieri. Then Blazy asked Fieri: "Are you near a computer right now?" Fieri says "I'm sitting in front of my computer right now." "Alright," says Blazy, "I just sent you a video. Go to YouTube." CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT ELSE FIERI GOT
BTW: can't resist favorite line from original CS as said by Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) to Judge Smails (Ted Knight): "Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must've been something before electricity."

 

CBS Radio Las Vegas To Present 'Naughty Gras' 2012

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 18TH, 2012 –– CBS Radio Las Vegas and M Resort are excited to present the 2012 Naughty Gras – Mardi Gras to the Max celebration on Saturday, February 18 inside the all-new M Pavilion at M Resort! Tickets for the 21+ event are only $10 and are on-sale now at the M Resort Box Office located at the iMagine Rewards Club. Day of tickets at the door will be $15. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. There will be a massive float, stilt walkers, dancers, special Mardi Gras cocktails, food bites including beignets, masks, and of course the one thing that no Mardi Gras celebration is complete without…beads! Party goers will be able to revel, dance, drink, and celebrate while listening to KLUC’s very own DJ CO1 and Las Vegas’ hottest group, Zowie Bowie as they perform their sizzling and sexy sound live throughout the party. Naughty Gras – Mardi Gras to the Max is produced locally by M Resort and CBS Radio Las Vegas.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Chris And Amy Recast at WTPA/Harrisburg; Delilah Added To The Fish/95.9 LA

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 18TH, 2012 –– Harrisburg's WTPA-FM 92.1 will still be called The TPA Morning Show With Chris and Amy,” but now there’s a new Chris. He's Chris Tyler, former morning drive host at Harrisburg’s WRVV-FM 97.3, Tyler joins with current co-host Amy Warner. He follows Chris James, who joined WQXA-FM 105.7 as PD and also handles PM Drive. ------------- Jesse James exits KCYY-FM/San Antonio; Clayton Allen and Lauri Pearson remain ------------ K-Hits)/Tulsa brings in Austin and Lindsey for mornings. Austin arrives from WJFX-FM/Fort Wayne; Lindsey Bauer was already part of the show. ----------WXYT-FM (97.1) The Ticket pairs Bob (Wojo) Wojnowski and Jamie Samuelsen for a new sports talk show to begin next Monday.

 

Stern Rings Up Cannon On Return To 923 Now/New York; 'I Never Called Mariah Carey A B----h' [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 17TH, 2012 –– Following last week's false start of 923 New York's Nick Cannon's return to the air following a kidney failure, he officially made it back this morning. He told his listeners that he had every intention of returning last week, but after he got home and the medication had begun to wear off that's he felt he was really going to die. Fortunately, he got progressively better and was able to make his first appearance since returning on Saturday night during the BET Honors in Washington. There he paid tribute to his wife Mariah Carey, calling her his “hero” for looking after him during his recent health scare. Ringing in for well wishes, a familiar voice there in the former studios of K-Rock, was Howard Stern. He told Cannon it was especially nice to join on his old radio station. Of course, following some chat over Cannon's health, he eventually asked about Nick’s sex life. Stern wanted him to spill the beans on whether or not he got it on with Lindsay Lohan and what exactly went on with him and Kim Kardashian! Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

Fly Jock Tom Joyner Flies To Tuskegee For Special 'Red Tails' Screening [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 17TH, 2012 –– The nationally syndicated Tom Joyner show presented Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation at his alma mater, Tuskegee University, Monday, January 16. Immediately after doing his show Joyner flew to Tuskegee Alabama, made a speech that saluted Dr. King and the Tuskegee airmen, and then joined several leaders hosting a special screening and panel discussion of “Red Tails.”  George Lucas’ new movie based on the legendary accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.  Joyner’s dad, Hercules, was part of the Tuskegee Airmen program, and his mother worked in the airmen’s office. In making his speech Joyner noted,” I think it’s so fitting that we pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen on Dr. King’s birthday. Before Dr. King dared to share his dream of a day when Black people and white people were considered equal in this country, a group of black men and women had the audacity to dream…and believe that they could fly. LISTEN TO SPEECH

 

Phoenix Radio Hosts Pay On-Air Tribute To The Heywoods

 

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 17TH, 2012 –– As Jockline Daily reported yesterday, this past Saturday saw more than 200 people attend a special memorial service for Bill and his wife, Susan, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, a place where the Heywoods lived before relocating to northeast Phoenix. The day before, several of Bill's former co-workers gathered at a place they know best, a radio studio to share memories of Bill and his wife with listeners. It aired 7 to 9 p.m. and also played on Saturday. In addition, Ken Cohen, a local TV producer, is in the process of marketing the TV video of the show. It is available on his website: www.hotlinkcity.com In the photo above, to the left of the picture with his back to the camera is Pat McMahon. Black shirt, Bruce Kelly. Maroon shirt with black hair, Jay Lawrence, KTAR weekend show host; mostly hidden by microphones is Jeff Scott; blue shirt with curly hair, Steve Wood; sideview of Preston Westmoreland in black shirt. Tim Hattrick is the one standing, holding the camera. Photo courtesy of Carole V. Bartholomeaux, President Bartholomeaux Public Relations LLC

 

Man Saws Car In Half For Packer Tickets [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 17TH, 2012 –– Proving again there's nothing listeners won't do for free tickets, check Dan Wall at right with a hack saw. Last week when 102.9 The Hog Milwaukee reached out for the craziest thing someone would do for Green Bay playoff tickets, he offered to cut his car in half. According to CBS 58 Milwaukee, Dan started at 3:00 p.m. Friday and finished about 4:45 p.m. The car was a 1997 Volvo S 90.For completing the task Dan received two tickets for Sundays game where the Packers faced the New York Giants AND LOST! No word on how Dan got to the game. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Fisher House Honors Cumulus Media For 'Gift Radio Show'

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 17TH, 2012 –– Fisher House Foundation, which constructs comfort homes to provide free, temporary housing to the families of service members receiving medical care at VA and military hospitals around the world, recently recognized Cumulus Media for its support of "The Gift," a holiday radio special that honored America's military families. ““The sacrifices our military families make are especially deep during the holiday season, and this program helped Americans understand that sacrifice and what it makes possible for the rest of us.” said David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. Photo: L to R: Dennis Green, Senior Vice President/Affiliate Sales and Broadcast Operations, Cumulus Media Networks; Cindy Campbell, Vice President for Community Relations and Media Affairs, Fisher House Foundation and Ron Rivlin, Vice President/ Affiliate Sales/News Talk Sports

 

Welcome Back: Jenny Craig Pulls Ads From Kyles & Jackie O Over 'Fat Slag' Comment

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 17TH, 2012 –– When last year ended, Australia's most popular show, Kyles & Jackie O, was hoping the brouhaha raised following Kyle calling a female journalist a 'fat slag,' (Australian for 'slut') had ended following Southern Cross Austereo standing by the team and saying they would return in 2012. Well, the new year didn't go off quite as happily as planned as weight-loss giant Jenny Craig pulled the plug on its advertising their first day back on the air on Sydney's 2Day-FM. According to smh.com, Craig made the announcement on its Facebook page, saying it "badly misjudged public perception of Kyle Sandilands". Originally, Craig had continued to sponsor the show in support of ambassador Mel B. "Our intention was to support our ambassador in her broader media role," the Facebook statement said. "We feel sorry we have offended so many people, underestimated the sentiment against Kyle and are clearly upset that we made such a mistake. Taking the news in stride, a company spokesman responded in a statement: "As a business Southern Cross Austereo constantly strives to deliver attractive products for Australians. We are confident the Kyle and Jackie O Show has been positively re-set for 2012 and our teams are committed to ensuring it is both entertaining for listeners and provides an advertiser friendly environment," the statement read.

 

 

Stroke And ShortBus Go Live And Local At 97X Panama City

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 17TH, 2012 –– While some say there's a shortage of new shows out there, Panama City's 97X, WYYX-FM is further proof, if you look hard enough you'll still find new shows launching and many are being courted to the majors. This was the case recently in Panama City where "That Guy Kramer" was sought by a number of stations around the country from Island 106, but finally ended up at Play 987 in Tampa. Now comes Stroke and ShortBus. They recently followed a syndicated show in favor of local programming. It features Stroke Mastro, who in eight years has worked his way up from the position of intern to Morning show co-host.  The other co-host on the show is local celebrity ShortBus, who also started as an intern, seven years ago, and has since been a personality on every day part the station has in that time. So far, S&S tells Jockline Daily that local reaction has been outstanding. But being local in a smaller market means you have to keep up with the same caliber guests as bigger markets or as those who appear on syndicated shows. Recently they welcomed Moonlite Bunny Ranch proprietor Dennis Hof (who fessed up future plans of opening a brothel based on science fiction and space alien fetishes). Other big guests are scheduled, among them is Howard Stern who's on their wish list. Stay tuned.

 

Clear Channel Becomes Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Clear Channel Radio has changed its name to Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to better reflect the evolution of its business. The new brand more clearly signals its successful expansion into new areas. “Over the last few years, I’ve watched as Clear Channel Radio has pushed beyond the traditional boundaries of radio to reach more Americans every month than any other media company through an unmatched combination of broadcast, satellite, online and mobile assets,” said Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel. The new Clear Channel Media and Entertainment brand underscores that we are taking our brands and content wherever our listeners expect to find it. In September, the company drew upon all its resources to host the biggest live concert event in radio history – the two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival. The promotion of the Festival alone reached over 100 million people using Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s platform. The new Clear Channel Media and Entertainment brand also signals the wide range of services that it provides to the radio, media, online, mobile and music industries through its other divisions, including: -- Premiere Radio Networks -- Total Traffic Network -- The Katz Media Group and RCS.

 

MORE TV ON THE RADIO: 'Why Aren't Radio Stations Making Better Use of Video?' Fred Jacobs

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 ––Following last Friday's story from BBC executives touting more video as the future of radio's success, several links to this story went to Jacob Median's Fred Jacob who made us aware of his recent blog on this very topic. He references a recent spot during one of many football games over the holiday season. One particular, featuring a clever ad for Google+ Hangouts featuring the Muppets. This is the feature where you can do a video call with up to 9 other people. He wrote "After you see it, you instantly “get” some of the cool ways you could use Hangouts to connect your friends, your fantasy baseball league, your airstaff, your bridesmaids, your Classic Rock stations, or even your relatives for a fun, free video chat. That’s the power of video married to a little cleverness and personality." He then asked: "Why aren’t radio stations making better use of video to demonstrate some of the cool things they’re doing? Why are we still doing :30 audio promos for everything when the world loves video?" CHECKOUT STORY HERE

 

WKDD's Jenn Ryan To Return To The Air Following Unusual Vocal Chords Procedure [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Being on the air, we've all lost our voices from time to time. But imagine losing it and not being to get it back after nearly two months? That's what happened to WKDD 98.1 Akron's Jenn Ryan of Keith & Jenn's morning show who hasn't been able to speak since last Thanksgiving after a bout with bronchitis. According to WKYC TV, After antibiotics, steroids, lots of hot drinks and trusted family recipes," Ryan heard from a listener about an special procedure at the Cleveland Clinic which amounted to massaging the vocal chords. Dr. Claudio Milstein found that Ryan's vocal cords had literally moved out of position after hard coughing. No sooner had Milstein used his hands like that of a chiropractor, he was able to get her speaking clearly almost seconds. Ryan said she feels close to 100 percent after more than seven weeks of whispering. Ryan hopes to be back on the air later this week.WATCH AMAZING PROCEDURE HERE

 

Louisville Legend Bill Bailey Passes Away At 81

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Former Louisville radio great, Bill Bailey, known as the "Duke of Louisville" during the 60s and '70s, died at a hospital in Louisville on Saturday. He was 81. According to WTVQ TV, Bailey did on-air at both WAKY-AM and WKLO-AM and later worked at WVLK-AM in Lexington until he retired in 1994. Cumulus SVP Corporate Programming, Mike McVay, who worked with Bill back in '79 and the '80's at WAKY tells Jockline Daily: Bill Bailey was an amazing talent. He was capable of extemperaneous humor, that today, is unheard of. He could do no wrong, as far as the audience was concerned, and they were more loyal to him than they were to the radio station. I still have airchecks of Bill that I use as "teaching tools." His ability to paint-a-picture, and tell stories, came at a time when air talent talked over 10-second intro's. If Bill were in his prime today, he'd be on talk radio, and he'd be the most listened to talent in America. He will be missed. There will only ever be one "Duke of Louisville." Photo: Terry Meiner

 

Family & Friends Say Goodbye To The Heywoods

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 –– in perhaps one of radio's most tragic stories ever, came last week's report of an apparent double-suicide of longtime Phoenix radio host Bill Heywood and his wife Susan. According to The Tucson Citizen, this past Saturday more than 200 people attended the memorial service for Bill and his wife, Susan, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, a place where the Heywoods lived and played for years before relocating to northeast Phoenix. Known for their attention to detail, the Heywoods left very specific instructions for close friends and family for conducting their memorial service including that guests not chew gum. “I’m not really sure how we’re going to force compliance on that gum thing,” iconic host Charlie Van Dyke said. “We don’t have gum police, but you have been warned.” On a lighter note, KMLE-FM’s Tim Hattrick spoke of Bill’s sense of humor that led him once to get Hattrick to get talked into joining Bill on a golf course after midnight to hit golf balls. The two men were in their underwear. “It began what was the most awesome apprenticeship, not in my career, but my life,” Hattrick said. Bill and his wife were found dead Jan. 4, n a Scottsdale hotel room. Suicide notes were left inside the bedroom, police said the deaths are still being investigated.aid. “We don’t have gum police, but you have been warned.”

 

Dave Nourie Joins Talk Radio Network As National Affiliate Consultant

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Talk Radio Network welcomes Dave Nourie to the Affiliation Team as a National Affiliate Consultant. Nourie will assist the team in growing existing shows such as: The Michael Savage Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Jerry Doyle Show, The Phil Hendrie Show, The Mancow Experience and the network’s news programs America’s Radio News Network, with four 3-hour long-form all-news blocks and America’s Morning News, an additional 3-hour news block.
“We are all very happy to have Dave join the Talk Radio Network family of companies, with the incredible growth of the news network, we needed someone with his skills and expertise to help serve our ever-growing list of affiliated stations,” said Mark Masters, CEO of Talk Radio Network.

 

TV's 'Hogan's Heroes' Star Bob Crane Nominated for Induction Into National Radio Hall of Fame

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012/PR Newswire –– Longtime radio star, Bob Crane, who later portrayed Colonel Robert E. Hogan in the television series Hogan's Heroes, has been nominated posthumously for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame for his extensive work in broadcasting. He began his broadcasting career at WLEA in Hornell, NY, in 1950. In 1951, he returned to Connecticut and worked for WBIS in Bristol for three months before moving to WLIZ/WICC in Bridgeport. Crane was also program director for WLEA, WBIS and WICC. In 1956, he relocated to Los Angeles to work for KNX-CBS Radio, where he conducted interviews with approximately 3,000 celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cosby and Ronald Reagan. Crane left KNX in 1965 to pursue a career in acting but remained close to radio throughout his life, broadcasting for the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network in the late 1960s and KMPC in Los Angeles in the 1970s. On June 29, 1978, Crane was murdered in Scottsdale, AZ, and the crime has never been officially solved.

 

Radio 2's Chris Evans Buys Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car For $742,000

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 –– For those who read Jockline Daily regularly, you know two things about Radio's One's Chris Evans (shown inset): 1) He apparently is well-compensated. 2) He has a penchant for fine cars. Last year we reported his purchase another Ferrari once owned by Hollywood actor James Coburn that he paid millions for and was garaged along with his other Ferraris. According to The Mirror, Evans bought the car used in the classic film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for almost 500,000 pounds ($742,000). He plans to restore the Chitty Chitty auto and add to his extensive collection. The car — the only one in the film that actually worked — was built by the Ford Racing Team and has a Ford three-litre V6 engine.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Memories Live On

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 16TH, 2012 –– Has it really been almost 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream speech?" Based in Atlanta, we at Jockline Daily hold special sentiment for this occasion. More importantly, remembering the actions and words of this great man who fought so galianttly for equality and love between each other. While he'll always be remembered for his famous 'I have a dream speech, there are many others well worth remembering. Here was the last from his speech on April 3rd, 1968 the night before he was killed: "...And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. So I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man." Martin Luther King Jr.

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DUI Charges Dropped Against Merlin's Randy Michaels

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 -- WHIO TV/Cincinnati is reporting A drunken driving charge against radio executive and former Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels has been dismissed in southwest Ohio. Michaels was arrested in October in Middletown, but today a prosecutor withdrew the driving under the influence charge and Michaels pleaded guilty to driving into a closed street. He was fined $30 plus scourt costs. Michael's attorney says he was not under the influence of alcohol and was innocent. More details later at Jockline Daily

 

BBC Head: 'Radio Needs To Provide More Video To Attract Younger Audience'

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Please, no thank you's required. Jockline Daily has been preachin' this sermon forever, but now Tim Davie, who runs the BBC'S radio output is giving us more ammunition. At a recent event sponsored by Absolute Radio, he said the increasing use of smartphones, tablets and other portable devices meant radio had to embrace a radical change which included the use of images such as studio webcams. "With some regret we are moving to a screen world. Radio needs to accept that and get on with it and enjoy it," Davie said. "The challenge for everyone in the industry was to attract and keep younger listeners who had many entertainment alternatives to traditional radio. Culture minister Ed Vaizey, who was also at the event said "radio was no longer the "dusty box that sits in the corner of the kitchen." He added: "Video has not killed the radio star and technology has not killed the radio star. Video and technology will enhance the radio star." READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

 

C-SPAN Pranked Again With Romney's 'Male-Member' Query [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Apparently, someone is getting every inch out of this bit they can and it seems to be working. As we reported earlier this week, a man named Dan called into C-SPAN's morning show this week and after a bit of political babbling asked about the size of Governor, and republican presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney's male member size. Wayne MacDonald, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican party didn't seem as shocked as the female host by the call; began smiling and saying “I want to make sure I heard him right.” This was followed by yesterday's appearance by former New Hampshire governor Judd Gregg on C-SPAN. He too took a call which later led to the same question. As if C-SPAN needed more publicity on this, it's been all over radio this week, even being replayed yesterday by one of radio's biggest talk host. The question remains: who is this guy? On a hunch, we say there's a radio connection. Ya think? Stay tuned. [WATCH MEDIAITE VIDEO LINK HERE]

 

Dennis Miller To Make Guest Appearance On Hawaii Five-O; Plays Retired Talker Who Launches Pirate Radio Show

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Label this life imitating art and then some. The former SNL Alumnus turned talk radio host, Dennis Miller, will make a return appearance to TV on this season's CBS 'Hawaii Five-O." The Dial-Global syndicated host should be able to handle this one with ease. According to tvline.com, he'll play a bored, retired iconic talk radio host who decides to start up a self-financed pirate radio show in Hawaii. Miller’s episode is scheduled to air during February sweeps.

 

KEXX Phoenix Becomes My103.9; Pratt Remains In Mornings, Jocks To Be More Like Music Guides Than DJ's'

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Riviera Broadcasting announced yesterday the new hit station My103.9/Phoenix, a station created primarily through listener input, and will be uniquely designed to connect with the Gen X audience. “This is going to be a completely Phoenix-centric radio station – created for Phoenix, designed by the people of Phoenix,” states COO Jose Rodiles. “Our goal is to entertain our listeners by building a station that is rooted in audience feedback, completely in sync with their lifestyle and priorities, and dedicated to playing the music they want to hear. As for personalities, The Morning Mayor, Dave Pratt, will kick off mornings at 5:30 a.m. As for the rest of the staff, Op's Mgr. Marc Young tells azcentral, "We're gonna be unveiling more personalities as the weeks continue, but we want to make sure that everybody understands that as we build the station, it's being built by the listeners ... Rather than being DJs, it's more about being music guides and reconnecting people to that emotional experience." Photo: Facebook

 

999 Virgin Radio's Jay 'Mad Dog" Michaels To Host 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 –– The Canadian Radio Music Awards announced its nominations for its 15th Annual event set for the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Friday, March 23, 2012, 12:30pm. This year's awards will be hosted by 999 Virgin Radio's Jay "Mad Dog" Michaels (shown) of the Jay 'Mad Dog' Michaels and Billie Show, produced by FOM Melissa Bunting. According to newswire.ca, The CRMAs will feature performances by nominees Alyssa Reid, Dragonette, Fefe Dobson, Kira Isabella, Neverest, Raghav and The Sheepdogs. This year's music categories include: Mainstream AC, Hot AC, Rock, CHR, Dance/Urban/Rhythmic, and Country. Votes were cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities determine the winners. SEE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINATIONS HERE Photo: 999 Virgin Radio

 

Tebowmania Infects Boston

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Be honest. Whether you love or hate the Bronco's Tim Tebow story, you're enjoying the material. As he heads into New England Patriot's/Jim Brady territory this weekend, Mix 104.1's Karson Tager, of The Karson & Kennedy show appears to be living dangerously as he sports a jersey for his beloved Tim Tebow. Kennedy tells Jockline Daily "He's a fan. And a TRAITOR to the people of New England. And looks like crap in orange, and clearly needs a belt." Ouch! And who does Karson think will win? "Sadly, as much as I like Tim Tebow, I think the Patriots will win the game 48-27," said Karson. Shown right is Kennedy, Karson and Producer Josh.

 

Son Of Fayetteville Group Owner Arrested Following Station Fire

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 13TH, 2012 –– Fayetteville Arkasas police have arrested 28 year old Jonathan Butler whom they say set fire his father's company, Butler Broadcasting following an altercation with another employee. According to knwa.com, he building houses multiple local radio stations, including 104.9 The X. Jonathan,, who lives in a building near the stations, reportedly "

 

Bert's Dauler To Partake In CNN's Dr. Gupta's 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Be forewarned, better have some hankies handy when you watch The Bert Show's executive producer Jeff Dauler's video appeal (see 3 video down) to Dr. Sanjay Gupta's to participate in his 2012 Fit Nation Triathlon. It earned him one the seven slots on this year's edition. They'll each train for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with Dr. Sanjay Gupta along with a road bike and all of its accessories, a wet suit, and a gym membership. In turn, they will blog, tweet, and share their workouts, from now until race day in mid-September, on Facebook. The "Lucky 7" will train to swim a half mile in the ocean, bike 18 miles, and run four miles in California! Dauler told Gupta in his appea "The last 18 months of his life has been very interesting." Among various personal challenges he said these obstacles led him to a major realization: "One of the only things a person can control is how they treat their body." He's hoping the Challenge will help him regain control. WATCH JEFF'S SURPRISE ON-AIR ANNOUNCEMENT HERE (Third frame down) --- CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE TEAM HERE

 

New Details Emerge In Heywood Deaths; Funeral Instructions Left At Home

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Following this week's tragic story involving the apparent suicide of longtime Phoenix host Bill Heywood and his wife Susan, new details have begun to emerge. According to the Tucson Citizen, Scottsdale police now say the Heywoods wrote down funeral arrangements and left instructions for family and friends at their home in northeast Phoenix. Police have not released the exact wording of the note but many friends have recall their “complete romance.” Longtime friend Charlie Van Dyke noted Susan’s declining health, but said their passion never wavered: “They were very intense into each other,” Van Dyke said. KMLE's Tim Hatterick of the Tim & Willy Show who was part of his KOY AM & FM show in 1986-87 told Jockline Daily: "The last time I saw Bill and Susan was just a few weeks ago at our induction to the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame. During our acceptance speech I told a Heywood style joke: "When I was a kid I would ride to school in my dad's car listening to Bill on KOY." One day he cracked me up so hard I said- "Dad! We have to follow this guy on twitter!" As I looked down from the stage Bill was laughing back at me with tears in his eyes. I am so grateful to have known, worked with and learned so much from Bill and Susan Heywood. When Bill departed KOY, Tim partnered with Glenn Beck. KOY BILLBOARD COURTESY OF TIM HATTERICK

 

KSHE/St. Louis Goes Local With John & Lern Show

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Live and local returns to yet another market, this time it's venerable rocker KSHE who are dropping the syndicated Bob & Tom Show to make way for a new all-rock, local morning show headed by John Ulett. (shown). According to Fox News 2, "The change reflects a return to playing more rock radio and less syndicated content." John & Lern (Lauren Colvin) will follow Bob & Tom whose last show will be on Monday, January 16th. John & Lern were both born and raised in St. Louis. John Ulett has been part of KSHE for the past 35 years. Photo: Facebook

 

Pinfield Teams With Cumulus Media Networks And Benztown To Host 'Flashback'

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Former WRXP-FM/New York morning host Matt Pinfield joins Cumulus Media Networks and Benztown to host "Flashback" starting January 21. The show will feature music from the '60s, '70s and '80s, along with retro newscasts, classic TV & movie clips, classic commercials and comedy bits. He follows Bill St. James. Pinfield also hosts MTV2's '120 Minutes weekly series. Pinfield had co-hosted mornings at WRXP with Leslie Fram beginning in May, 2008, but left following the format switch. Before that, he served as VP/Artist Development for Columbia Records and host of VH1's 'VSpot Top 20 Countdown.' "Matt brings a wealth of experience and great brand recognition to one of our industry's more iconic shows,"Cumulus COO John Dickey said. Benztown will take over production and creative development for 'Flashback,' marking the first joint venture for a syndicated program between Cumulus and the production company.

 

Jamie White With Denver Redux; Joins Alice For Mornings

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 6TH, 2012 –– Followig several days of rumors, former KALC/Alice 105.9 Denver legend, Jamie White, will now officially return to her 90's home where she'll join with current host BJ Harris and Howie Drummond. First joining Alice in the mid-90's as a co-host with Frosty Stillwell and Frank Kramer, she eventually rose to the anchor role and was then lured away to Star 98.7/LA to do mornings and continued for awhile to simulcast with Alice. There she would later be teamed with Danny Bonaduce. In an recent interview with noted talent coach Randy Lane, we asked him of all the great talent he's worked with, who did he find the most fascinating? Without pause, he said Jamie White. "Jamie White’s honesty and fearlessness were an inspiration for the Sex and the City writers. She was ahead of her time," he said. She kicks off at Alice on Monday, Jan. 9. Photo: Facebook

 

The Bobby Bones Empire Spreads In Texas And Georgia

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 6TH, 2012 –– On Monday, January 9, The Bobby Bones Show will add 104.5 KISS FM/KKMY in Beaumont, Texas and 97.3 Hit Music Now/WGEX-FM in Albany, Ga., to its growing list of affiliates. The top-rated morning show will air from 6-10 a.m. local time on both stations. The Bobby Bones Show is based in Austin, Texas and is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks. Hosted by Bobby Bones, Lunchbox and Amy, the top-rated program features exclusive interviews with the biggest-named artists, while entertaining listeners with pop culture news and information, crazy stunts and hilarious banter.

 

Denver's Mike Evans Pays Off Promise to Listener With Tebow Tat [VIDEO]

When the Broncos started the year with a record of 2-4, Denver's Sports 104.3 the Fan's Mike Evans, of the Evan's & Klatt Show, was like a lot of Denver Broncos fans: Skeptical. Even with Tim Tebow at quarterback. That week, he proclaimed to a listener if the Broncos won 8 games this year, he would not only get a tattoo, but it would be a Tebow tattoo. As Mike wrote at his website: "My skin is virgin. I've never had a tattoo before." Well, Following the Broncos' overtime win against the Bears on last Sunday, it was tat time. Below you can enjoy a video Mike prepared getting ready for his tattoo, as well as some words of advice from #15 himself. Yesterday , Evans paid a visit to the tattoo shop to pay up. When Tebow was recently asked about the bet he said “I just think you need to think about it, pray about it, [and] come up with something good, because it’s going to be on you for a while." Ouch! WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

REPORT: Cannon Suffered From Dehydration Not Kidney Failure

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– Things got a bit scary for 92.3 Now FM/New York host And TV Host Nick Cannon in Aspen Colorado yesterday as he was rushed to a hospital with apparent kidney failure. Soon after wife, Mariah Carey tweeted: "@MariahCarey Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman." Now, in a report from theinsider.com, A source close to the couple says "Nick suffered from dehydration and not kidney failure as Mariah previously announced. He’s doing well now and should be home by tonight." Of note, last year this time it was Mariah in the hospital delivering twin. Now it's Nick in this tweeted photo looking... uh... preggers. Get well soon!

 

Former Phoenix Host & Wife Found Dead In Apparent Double Suicide

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– Longtime KTAR/Phoenix host Bill Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead Wednesday afternoon in a Scottsdale hotel room. According to ktar.com: "Around 1 p.m., hotel staff found a suicide note in one of the rooms at the Homewood Suites near Scottsdale and Mountain View roads and called police. Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead inside the room by authorities. Heywood had spent several on KTAR following a long stint on KOY. Most recently he had been working in real estate. Finance and medical hardships may have been a factor. azcentral reported the couple filed for bankruptcy in August 2009 and lost their Biltmore-area home to foreclosure about two years ago. Susan Heywood was said to be suffering from medical issues as well. Heywood enjoyed a distinquished career dating back to the '60's. He spent 15 years KOY-AM (1230) and the former KOY-FM. His last regular on air stint was In 2005 when he returned to KTAR-AM to handle a Saturday morning news show.

 

Kayle Joins Kulp For Morning On KOIT/San Francisco

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– 96.5 KOIT, San Francisco has teamed FOM Charly Kayle with its current show ,Jack Kulp, to kick off the new "Jack & Charly Show." Charly joins KOIT from 96.3 KKLZ/Las Vegas. With over 25 years of radio experience, including markets such as Kansas City, Little Rock, and Memphis, she is a perfect choice for KOIT. Passionate about animals, Charly serves on the board of several animal rescue organizations. She’s also recently been named the West Coast correspondent for Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional Magazine, and will focus on what’s hot in the Bay Area dining scene. Says Jack: “I’m excited to be teamed up with Charly. KOIT is the station you can listen to with your kids in the car, and Charly and I are going to deliver a morning show that is fun, balanced and different – one the whole family can tune in.”

 

Rob "T-Man" Tepper Joins Rob Dibble On Fox Sports Tonight

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– FOX Sports Radio is pleased to announce the addition of longtime Seattle radio personality Rob ‘T-Man’ Tepper to its weeknight program FOX Sports Tonight. Tepper will team up with former MLB pitcher/analyst and FOX Sports Radio personality Rob Dibble starting Monday, January 9. FOX Sports Tonight airs weeknights from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET/7 p.m. – 10 p.m. PT. “Being on the air in more than 200 cities across the country on FOX Sports Tonight is very exciting,” stated Tepper.  “I'm hoping my crazy personality can add to what Rob Dibble is starting to build. I can't wait to get started.”No stranger to FOX Sports Radio, Tepper has served as a fill-in host on the network since the fall, and has guest co-hosted with Dibble. During his seven-year MLB career, Dibble was a two-time All-Star and the 1990 NLCS “Most Valuable Player.”

 

Podcaster Adam Carolla Among Season 5 Cast of Celebrity Apprentice

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– Looks like yet another man behind a mic will double up on TV for season 5's Celebrity Apprentice. Adam Carolla, who claims title to broadcasting one of the most downloaded and listened to podcast in the world is set to join 2003 American Idol's Clay Aiken, Penn Jillette, of Penn & Teller, comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, actor Lou Ferrigno, Star Trek's George Takei, model Patricia Velasquez of "The Mummy, Real Housewives Teresa Giudice and Victoria Gotti of "Growing Up Gotti." According to OTRC, the show will also feature the owner of Orange Country Choppers Paul Teutul, lead singer of Twisted Sister Dee Snider, Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza and model Cheryl Tiegs. Along with host , Donald Trump, the cast of 18 celebrities will compete on season 5, which premieres on NBC on February 12.

 

It's Manuary With Pete McMurray On The Loop

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– For the second year in a row 97.9 The Loop and Sport Clips Haircuts, America's haircut place for men and boys, are bringing you MANuary with Pete McMurray! For those of you who missed out on last year's festivities, MANuary is the ULTIMATE guy's day out hosted by Pete McMurray. On Saturday January 28th, listeners are being asked to get ready for an entire day of bonding with your bud as we take 10 lucky Loyal Loopers and a friend of their choice out for a day they won't forget! They'll start the day off racing around the track at Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix. Then head over to Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse for lunch. After a fantastic meal, we're off to Horseshoe Casino to partake in some fun and gaming! We will wind down the day hitting a few golf balls at TopGolf. MANuary is made possible by The Loop and Sport Clips Haircuts, where it's good to be a guy! Somehow, knowing Pete, we suspect there will be a few ladies around as well.

 

Cumulus Media Appoints Marcella Turk As VP of Affiliate Sales Dallas; Nick DeGregorio For Affiliate Sales New York

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– Cumulus Media announced on Wednesday the appointment of Marcella Turk as Vice President of Affiliate Sales in Dallas. Ms. Turk will manage affiliations for the entertainment products and all 24/7 formats. Cumulus Media also announces the appointment of Nick DeGregorio as Affiliate Sales Director for New York. He will manage affiliations for Cumulus Media’s production libraries, as well as handle special projects across the network affiliate sales division. Turk previously worked at Westwood One/Dial Global where she oversaw the entertainment programming for affiliate sales. She also brings her experience from working at ABC Radio Network, AM/FM, Premier Radio Networks and Radio Voodoo. Mr. DeGregorio joins from Westwood One/Dial Global where he oversaw clearance of the prep services as well as rock programming.

 

Tom Kent Teams With United Stations In Distribution & Ad Sales Agreement

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. (“USRN”), an independent leader in the creation and marketing of network radio programming, today announced a partnership with legendary broadcaster TOM KENT whereby USRN will take over the distribution and ad sales for the various successful program offerings from the Tom Kent Radio Network (“TKRN”). The multi-year partnership agreement calls for United Stations to serve as TKRN’s advertising sales arm throughout the domestic U.S. as well as provide all satellite channels, commercial traffic, affiliate compliance and related technologies. This announcement comes jointly from USRN’s Chairman/CEO Nick Verbitsky and TKRN’s founder and primary on-air talent, Tom Kent, and the partnership becomes effective on February 1, 2012.

 

Winans Says Key Word For Building Your Own Personality Brand: "Distinct"

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– Among the top sessions planned for this year's Morning Show Boot Camp, set for Miami, June 21-22 at the amazing Eden Roc Hotel will be a special "social-media" presention by Stephanie Winans of The Randy Lane Company. With a sneak peek as some of what you'll hear, we've provided a few excerpts from her recent "12 month resolution for building your own personality brand" article. She writes: "If you were asked to define your personality brand in 3-4 words, could you do it? The American Marketing Association defines a brand as a "name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers ... The key word in this definition is "distinct." Today everyone has an opportunity with social media to strengthen and distinguish their personality brand," says Winans. "A brand is the personality behind the name. Defining your personality brand doesn’t end when your show is over. What you do online should reflect your on-air character and strengthen your brand by sending a consistent message to listeners. Make your online presence a focus for 2012. It’s an important part of radio today, and could be considered a strength when your contract is up for renewal.

Here are social media tips to take you through all twelve months of 2012 (so no giving up on this resolution after January):

January: Define your character in one phrase. (If you’re a Randy Lane Company client, you already have this down.) What adjectives describe you? Are you serious, comical, conservative, hip, edgy, fun? Use these to develop a “tone” for your brand voice. Listeners should get a sense of your personality by the way you write.

(While we’re on the subject, read Angela’s article on How to Write Funny if comical is in your character.)

February: Set goals for yourself. Do you want to increase your number of Twitter followers, Facebook likes or YouTube subscribers? Are you interested in developing relationships with listeners or others in the radio industry? You can’t measure progress if you don’t know what your personal goals are.

March: Choose a social app to help you easily manage various social networks. You’ll be able to manage your own accounts on different platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and manage the station accounts as well from one interface. You can also schedule some of your tweets and posts so your message reaches a larger percentage your audience. Here are a few of my favorite apps:

Social Bro
Buffer
Hootsuite
Market Me Suite


Many apps will even tell you when your audience is “listening”, which helps you understand the best times to post a status update or tweet.

April: Develop a minimum frequency goal and stick to it (permanently). How often will you be tweeting or posting on Facebook? Regardless of your time constraints, setting a frequency goal will ensure your accounts stay active and don’t look stale.

May: Share your opinion this month. What’s your take on the topic you’re posting about? Provide the information along with your thoughts on it. Your opinions are part of what make your voice distinct.

June: Create organic content by making a hot topic your own. For example, when Scarlett Johansson’s nude pics leaked, Nat from Breakfast with Nat & Drew, Virgin/Vancouver, took her own Johanssoning picture. Instead of her butt in the mirror, though, it was a donkey (still an ass!). This was a fantastic way to put a personal touch on a hot topic.

July: Share what you’re passionate about this month. Love cooking? Make a video of yourself preparing your favorite recipe, and share it with listeners via your social networks and station website.

August: Be self deprecating. Find a way this month to showcase your endearing flaws online the way you do on-air. If you’re known for having great hair, share a picture of the oh-so-rare bad hair day.

September: Give listeners a peek into what you’re up to off the air. Use pictures and videos to show what’s going on behind the scenes.

October: Network with others in the radio industry. LinkedIn and Twitter are great for finding people you would like to meet, or reaching out to someone for the first time. Building relationships within the industry is important because you never know when that person could be your next co-host, PD or GM.

November: Use social media for show prep. Following shows you admire can be the catalyst for brainstorming on topics, features and contests. With Twitter, you can favorite tweets and look back at them when you have time.

December: Focus on your listeners. Talk with them, not at them. Developing meaningful relationships with listeners can convert them into brand ambassadors, and give you a sense of what listeners like and don’t like about your show.

Just a reminder: All content should support the brand essence of your show and station, as well. If you’re posting on the station or show accounts, what you say represents more than just your personality brand. Keep this in mind if you want to keep your job!

Have other tips to share for 2012? Leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.

 

Top News From The UK: Sam & Mark Joins TV's 'Dancing On Ice'

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– Orion radio duo join Dancing on Ice Orion Media weekend presenters Sam and Mark are taking part in this year’s ITV reality show Dancing on Ice and will compete against each other on the series. The boys do Sunday mornings on the group’s network of stations comprising BRMB, Beacon, Mercia, Wyvern and Gem 106. The first of this year’s Dancing on Ice shows airs this weekend, and also features celebs such as actress Jennifer Ellison, singer Chesney Hawkes and Sugababes star Heidi Range, who recently split from her Capital FM presenter boyfriend Dave Berry. Meanwhile, Heart presenter Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) steps down from her role as a judge on the show this year. Dancing on Ice has had a number of radio presenters as contestants over the years – including Andi Peters, Neil Fox, Phil Gayle and Radio 1′s ‘Comedy’ Dave Vitty.

Former pirate radio DJ receives a knighthood
Roger Gale, the Member of Parliament for Thanet North and Herne Bay constituency in the UK House of Commons since 1983, has been given a knighthood in the Queen’s New Years Honours announced. In the 1960s Sir Roger, as he will now be called, worked on several offshore (Pirate) radio stations (commercial radio was illegal in the UK until 1973). Starting at Radio Caroline North, he moved on to Radio Caroline South and then to Radio Scotland, where he became programme director. Later, he took up the same position with Radio 270 off the Yorkshire coast. As an MP, Sir Roger has sat on the home affairs select and broadcasting select committees, and has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to several ministers. He has also been a vice chairman of the Conservative Party.

Hallam FM help police tackle car thefts
Bauer station Hallam FM has announced a partnership with South Yorkshire Police that will see the broadcast of information about stolen vehicles within minutes of the report being received by officers. The police force’s control room will pass details through to the studios with presenters reporting the registration numbers and make and colour of cars to encourage listeners to spot them and ring in. The station and police are reminding listeners that they shouldn’t approach the driver of a suspected stolen car or attempt to intervene in any way, but should report sightings of the vehicle by calling South Yorkshire Police by calling 101 when it is safe and legal to do so.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Changes At Radio One Cleveland; Anthony Allen Joins WSIX Nashville

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 5TH, 2012 –– Radio One Cleveland adds two new personalities to its midday mix. First, at its Urban AC, WENZ it's Robyn Simone (shown far left) She follows Karen Vaughn who moved to the company’s Indianapolis cluster to serve as PD of Urban AC WTLC. Over at AC WZAK they add Ro Digga (shown right) -----WSIX-FMNashville brings in Anthony Allen as Assistant PD/PMD. He arrives from KZSN-FM/Wichita and follows Big D and Bubba.

 

 

Bob Rivers Show Listeners Sponsor 400 children in the Amazon Rainforest [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 4TH, 2012 –– Bob Rivers, co-host Spike O’Neill, Executive Director Arik Korman and Producer Luciana Bosio from KJR FM Seattle’s The Bob Rivers Show traveled deep into the Amazon Rainforest with World Vision in late November to visit children in need. The Show stayed aboard a medical boat and headed up the Amazon, stopping in villages along the way to meet families and hear their stories. After returning to Seattle, The Bob Rivers Show held a Radiothon during the month of December to encourage listeners to sponsor 400 children for about a dollar a day. Child sponsorship provides much-needed clean water, food security, medical care and education and matches each listener with a unique child. Rivers told Jockline Daily “When you sponsor a child in the Amazon, you are helping to save the rainforest itself.” To date, Bob Rivers Show listeners have sponsored more than 3900 children in more than 6 countries, resulting in annual contributions of over $1.6 million to support needy children and their families. Bob Rivers Show listeners have also helped build a school in Ethiopia to benefit more than 2000 students. Show above: Bob, Spike, Luciana and I, along with Bob's son Keith and his executive producer, Ross. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Eddie Money Ends Morning Show On The River/Atlanta After Three Month Stint

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 4TH, 2012 –– Maybe the singer will have to stick to just music. After just three months, 97.1/The River Atlanta has pulled the plug on Eddie Money's morning show. Tony Kidd, Cox Radio Atlanta programming vice president, told AJC's Rodney Ho, "Money’s fame didn’t translate into any ratings improvement after he joined in early October. In fact, ratings in the mornings among 25-to-54 year olds, slipped from October to December, falling from 11th to 15th, according to Arbitron. And mornings remained the River’s weakest time slot." English Nick, formerly of 96Rock, 99X and Rock 100.5, will now fill-in mornings at The River. Money had broadcasting from LA esidence.

 

KGO'S Jennifer Jones Lee Talks Steve Job's Action Figure & More With 7Live San Francisco [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 4TH, 2012 –– Sorry, we couldn't pass up this interview with longtime KGO/San Francisco host Jennifer Jones Lee who joined 7Live TV with a roundup of the latest Pop-Culture news, including Steve Jobs dolls, the best cities for dating list (what do you know, Atlanta tops the list), the Top Fantasy presidents. First, the Job's doll. Seems a Chinese company called "In Icons" claims it will be releasing the dolls in a few months. Admittedly, they're eerily life-like and the arms and hands can be configured in various positions. Reportedly, the figure will sell for $99, but many are skeptical of its release. CLICK HERE TO SEE FIGURES. Jones also weighed in on the top cities for dating. When questioned why San Francisco ranked 8th, she didn't doubt it. She joked when she first came there years ago and single she said--and my husband knows this--" I dated everyone and their uncle. The host asked "And their uncle??" "Okay, I didn't tell him that part," Jones said. "WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

The Dream Says Rihanna's "Umbrella" Delivered $15 Million Payoff [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 4TH, 2012 –– You're going to appreciate BBC's Tim Westwood's moxy when sidestepping the usual record promo chatter and asking how much the singer-producer The Dream aka Terius actually made off of his penning of Rihanna's "Umbrella." Regarding the 2007 track he finally admitted he made $15 million, but said he needed it to pay bills. “I’ve got every kind of bill ... I’ve got child support, old wives’ bills, new wives’ bills.” He later discussed how he came to co-write Justin Bieber’s mega-hit “Bab”. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

WEB WATCH: "Study Proves Men Are Funnier Than Men"

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 4TH, 2012 –– In the latest issue of the Mouth, noted Web Meister, Eric The Web Gangsta™ helps you relink with some special sites you may have overlooked during the holidays in Web Watch. Here are just a few:

News flash: naked men and naked women are viewed as being more vulnerable than when clothed Which all goes back to passing out naked drunk in college in a room full of aspiring art majors, armed with the 8-pack of colored Sharpie pens. http://bit.ly/ugWL6N

The 15 Worst Movie Mistakes of ALL TIME Because pointing out other people’s mistakes is super-fun. You should try it sometime. http://bit.ly/tBvRef

Ultimate pick-up line revised: "Hey babe, what's your number?" (Ours is 3.4 billion) No, really – what’s your number? Use this site to find out what your number is, and compare that to everyone else you know. http://bit.ly/uFk6Ff

Top 12 Most Overrated Jobs in the World Not surprisingly, writing Web Watch is NOT on this list. http://bit.ly/vBLyGX

Dancing with the Stars charges $233,482 per commercial So where does your favorite TV show this season rank on the list of Most Expensive Commercial Pricing? HYPERLINK "http://bit.ly/tRYDrO" http://bit.ly/tRYDrO

Study proves that men really are funnier than women Oh, like you needed Web Watch to tell you this. Some things are just known to everyone, naturally. http://bit.ly/sGiwpo

Stay tuned for a sample link for this issue in the coming days.

 

Jason Griffin Joins Benztown As DOP And Produce Etheridge Show

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 4TH, 2012 –– Exactly three years after spearheading the launch of CCLA's 'My FM' (KBIG-FM), the dynamic programming duo of Dave 'Chachi' Denes and Jason Griffin are back in action. Griffin, who left his programming post at Clear Channel Los Angeles, will act as Benztown Radio Networks' Director of Programming and producer for the nationally syndicated Melissa Etheridge Radio Show. Benztown President Dave Chachi' Denes said: "Jason's attitude, combined with his creativity and leadership ability is a force multiplier for Benztown ... I couldn't be happier to have such a wonderful opportunity to showcase the skills."

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Bubba Renews With The Bone; John Boy & Billy Add The Fox 96.3 Ocala Fl; Rob, Arnie & Dawn Pick Up 105.1 The Blaze Fresno; Morris To Join CBS/Minneapolis; Snake Re-Ups

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 4TH, 2012 –– Bubba the Love Sponge, has renewed his contract with Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa’s 102.5 FM The Bone (WHPT) effective immediately. The Bubba the Love Sponge show has been the No. 1 morning show in Tampa Bay since it’s return to terrestrial radio in January 2008. ----- Premiere Networks announced that John Boy and Billy’s The Big Show will launch on The Fox 96.3/WXOF tomorrow, January 3. The top-rated, hilarious, entertainment-intensive syndicated morning show will join the classic rock station in the weekday morning 6 - 10 a.m. ET timeslot, and will be heard across Ocala, Gainesville, Crystal River and Brooksville, Fla. ---- On the other coast, Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show Add KKBZ (105.1 The Blaze) Fresno, CA.-------Former KDWB/Minneapolis' PD Rob Morris has been named Operations Manager for CBS RADIO’s KMNB and KZJK in Minneapolis. Morris will be responsible for overseeing the operations of both KZJK and KMNB, in addition to managing the programming, talent and production as Program Director of KMNB.  His appointment is effective Monday, July 2, 2012. ------Longtime country programmer, CMA and CRB Board Member, Becky Brenner becomes a VP and consulting partner with Jaye Albright and Michael O’Malley’. Albright tells Jockline Daily:
“I brought Becky into consulting in 1992 when I was General Manager of Seattle-based BP Consulting Group. I can name several hundred broadcasters we worked with back then who immediately missed her when Infinity hired her to return to their Seattle cluster (including KMPS- FM) as its General Program Manager two decades ago. They will be delighted to hear she’s come back to take on consulting clients.” --------Super Snake has re-up'=d with 101.5 Jamz Phoenix where he'll continue in afternoons. -----The Bob Lonsberry Show will begin Jan. 9th on WSYR/Rochester. He follows Jim Reith who recently exited. ----Walton & Johnson will now heard at KJCE/Austin - Talk Radio 96.3FM and 1370AM. They are also on in Houston, Biloxi-Gulfport, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

 

Stern Edges Out Seacrest In Best Face For Radio Contest, But TV?

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 3RD, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –– With more than a million votes cast in one week, the users of the self-proclaimed "Arbiters of Fame" website, 15 Seconds of Fame www.15sof.com chose Howard Stern as having the "Best Face for Radio" contest.
"For ten straight days, Howard Stern earned the most votes during our 'Best Face for Radio' contest. While Ryan Seacrest has led American Idol for almost a decade, media pundits may be correct in doubting NBC's decision to choose the highly controversial Stern as a judge on their competing television program, America's Got Talent. Users from every state and 50 countries chose Stern as not being TV friendly," said the site's founder John Bonaccorso. With the continued fragmentation of audiences and declining ad revenues, finding the right formula is the Holy Grail for a host of television programs. For many broadcasters, some more established than others, finding the Holy Grail of celebrity talent to boost falling ratings may be the only answer between life and death, survival or extinction. "Our team originally created this contest to tease me, an admittedly Stern super-fan, while also polling people to gauge the wisdom of NBC's decision to hire Stern to join NBC's lineup," said Bonaccorso. "The only bright spot for NBC, may be Stern had almost ten times the votes as Ryan Seacrest, proving his wide spread appeal. Stern had more than 500,000 votes when the seven day contest ended Monday morning with Seacrest earning around 55,000 votes."

 

There She Is: Former Miss North Carolina, Monica Palumbo, Officially Joins Ace & TJ Show As Co-Host

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 3RD, 2012 –– The Ace & TJ Show announced this morning that Monica Palumbo (pleasantly shown at right) will be joining the show as a co-host. Monica has been filling in on the show since May while she continued her fourth year as Miss Sprint Cup on the NASCAR circuit. Monica is a Charlotte NC native and brings over 10 years of broadcast experience to the Ace & TJ Show in both TV and film. She began her career when she won the title of Miss North Carolina USA in 2001 and during the Miss USA Pageant she was awarded Miss Congeniality. It coincided with the home movie release of ‘Miss Congeniality’ and Warner Brothers hired Monica to promote it. After three years in California and performing in the ABC show ‘All American Girl’, Monica decided to move back home and attain a career in NASCAR. She is also the host of a new TV series that just hit the airways on Direct TV called ‘Fastlane for Fun’ …showcasing what NASCAR drivers do on their days off. Ace told Jockline Daily, “We are very excited to have found someone willing to work for what we’re willing to pay. We should be ashamed.” TJ added, “We were so fortunate to be able to find somebody as talented, sweet, and driven as Monica. It’s just a shame that she’s not much to look at.”

 

Sabo Unlinked With Merlin Media

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Among the many wonders of social media is getting tipped to changing employment status. This was the case just before the end of 2011 on Linkedin where Sabo Media's Walter Sabo listed Merlin Media as his employer from May 2011 to December 2011. He also placed his Merlin position is in the “past” category there as well. As you'll recall, with the launch of Merlin Media's much publicized purchase of stations in New York and Chicago and their conversion to News/Talk, Sabo's appointment as COO led many to believe his highly successful history with live and local programming at stations such as Jersey 101.5 would lend itself to a similar approach at these outlets. Now, some 8 months after joining Merlin, it appears his job there is done. Of note, Sabo's never relinquished his management of Hitviews or Sabo Media and will now continue in those operations.

 

Furman & Artrell Hawkins Kick Of New Fox Sports Radio Morning Drive Show

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Veteran Cincinnati sports talk personality Andy Furman will host the network’s new 6 - 9 a.m. ET/3 - 6 a.m. PT program FOX Sports Daybreak with former NFL defensive back Artrell Hawkins, beginning today. Furman has been a fixture on the network for more than a year as host of a weekend show with former NFL All-Pro Lincoln Kennedy, in addition to filling in during various timeslots and day-parts. He will continue to host his Sunday evening program with Kennedy, which airs from 7 - 10 p.m. ET/4 - 7 p.m. PT.Furman, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has been a strong voice in the world of sports talk radio for more than 20 years, with much of that time spent in Cincinnati. He hosted “Sports Talk” on WLW-AM for 18 years, and was named the “number one sports talker” in Ohio by Ohio Magazine.  Most recently, Furman hosted an afternoon drive show on “Real Talk 1160” WQRT in Cincinnati. Hawkins also spent much of his career in Cincinnati, where he played college football at the University of Cincinnati and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. While in the NFL, he played cornerback and safety for the Bengals, Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots.

 

Electrical Fire Knocks WIOO Off The Air; Home of Robin Quivers Career Launch

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Carlisle PA's WIOO started out the new year in a blaze, but surely not the kind they wanted. Morning host Craig Senior told penn.live “ the recovery will occur in stages. First, he said the station must find a temporary home for its studios, determine how much of the existing equipment needs to be replaced and then tie it all back in with the off-site transmitters, which were not affected by the blaze ... What's not known at the time is how much of the digitized music library was destroyed, though it appears much of the station’s compact disc and record library has survived,” Senior said. Of note, "WIOO is where Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers, got her start in 1979.”

 

RANDY LANE: "Great Producers Don't Take No For An Answer"

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Suffice to say, Randy Lane has worked with many of the biggest names in radio. From Ryan Seacrest, Mark & Brian, Kidd Kraddick, The Bert Show, Elvis Duran, Cadillac Jack, Paul Castronovo, Dave Ryan, Bob Rivers, Fitz, Ace & TJ to Jimmy Kimmel, and the list could go on. In the mix, Lane holds a special fondness for great producers whom he considers the unsung heros. The Mouth recently had the opportunity to pick his brain in a special interview. Here's an excerpt: "A great producer is a game-changer," says Lane. "The best producers think about the show 24/7 and find content everywhere they go, like texting ideas from the supermarket checkout line. They are prep monsters who bring great ideas to the show daily; provide a buffer between talent and management; keep the hosts organized; have good production and networking skills, social media savvy and a strong work ethic. And, they won’t take no for an answer." We'll provide a sample link for the entire interview in the days ahead.

 

GIG ALERT: KDWB/Minneapolis' Dave Ryan Show Still Searching For Next Co-Host

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 3RD, 2012 –– Dave Ryan tells Jockline Daily "We are STILL looking for a great female member of our show. He ask: Want to be part of one of radio's most creative and influential morning shows? The Dave Ryan in the Morning Show at KDWB, Minneapolis is looking for their next female superstar. If you love hard work, will talk about anything on the air, love being creative and are funny as hell, you are what Dave is looking for! Minimum of two years morning experience required for this very rare opening at one of radio's most legendary stations, and in one of America's best cities! Send your package now! Include morning show demo, cover letter, philosophy, resume' and photos to daveryan@kdwb.com.

 

WIRED GETS ALL TINGLY: Former Q101 Chicago Co-Host Joins Chio In The Morning

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND 2012 –– Former Q101/Chicago's Steve Tingle, one half of the Sherman and Tingle Show, is headed to WRDW-FM/Philly where he'll join the cast of Chio & Shila in the morning. According to Robert Feder's 'Time Out Chicago, the team had been off the air since last summer and hoped for a new home together. Sherman posted on his webpage: “We have exhausted all of our connections, agents and places to find work as a team ... Tingle and I as a show are no more.” Contrary to news that Tingle was headed to WRDW as a solo morning host, sources tell Jockline Daily he'll actually be joining as an extra cast member beginning January 23rd. Brian Sherman and Steve Tingle took over the mornings at Q101 back in 2008 after Alan Cox and Jim Lynam’s “The Morning Fix” exited.

 

Krenn Not Returning To WDVE Mornings; Remains With Station In New Role

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND 2012 –– Longtime WDVE morning co-host Jim Krenn is still employed with the station, but when the show returns this week to the air only players Randy Baumann, Val Porter and Mike Prisuta will handle mornings. Also gone is the show's moniker "Jim & Randy." According to The Post Gazette, Jim Krenn will no longer be on air with the WDVE Morning Show, said Dennis Lamme, president and market manager of Clear Channel Media & Entertainment-Pittsburgh. But Krenn remains an employee of WDVE and Clear Channel. Lamme told The Post Gazette: "We are currently in discussion with Jim about his role with the station moving forward." Krenn has been off the air since Dec. 6. and tongues began to over his absence and some wondered if it was just an extended holiday vacation. However, once his name disappeared from the show and website many began to think otherwise.

 

Rome Fill-In Jay Mohr Calls Out Christians Over Maher's Tebow Flap; "He's On HBO, There's Nothing To Boycott!" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND 2012 –– No doubt you're aware of all the heat comedian Bill Maher caught recently caught over his tweet about Denver QB Tim Tebow following his game against the Buffalo Bills. Now it looks like comedian Jay Mohr will likely draw more fire following last week's fill-in for Premiere Network's Jim Rome Show. According to The Blaze, during the show he called them “idiot” and “moron” Christians for their calls to action after Maher’s comments. Regarding their threatened boycott, Mohr said: “Yeah, that would be great Christians, except there’s nothing to boycott, there’s no commercials, you idiot,” he chuckled ... “There are no commercials you moron, it’s HBO Christians!” he yelled. “And I’m speaking as a Christian.” Photo: Jay Mohr READ BLAZE STORY AND LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

Howard And Beth Spend New Years Eve Drunk Dialing Fans

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND 2012 –– So what do you do when you're bored with the holidays an itchin' to get back to work? Apparently for Howard Stern you begin 'drunk dialing' fans. According to tweetcenter.com, Stern and his wife Beth Ostrosky Stern (shown left) reached out via Twitter posting “Beth and I are drunk dialing. What’s your phone number.” As luck would have it the first person he reached was Bryan Srabian, director of Social Media for the San Francisco Giants. Stern told him he was the first person to tweet back to him. Bryan wrote: 'Didn’t think he would call, was not prepared at all, it was about 90 seconds – If this doesn’t prove the power of Social Media, then nothing does – Just blown away.” MSNBC reported In most cases, he didn't reach the person, but tweeted that he left them a voicemail message. When Stern and Beth wrapped up he tweeted: "Just made my last call. Going to bed. Wishing everyone a happy new year. If u get a call after this...it's not me." Photo: Dylan Armajani / Shutterstock.com

 

Snooki Calls Nick Cannon & Sarah Lee Owensby ''Mean A**holes'' After On-Air Diss

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND 2012 –– Looks like reality stars do listen to the radio afterall. On last Friday's Nick Cannon Show on 92.3/New York, he and co-host Sarah Lee Owensby were talkin' Jersey Shore's Snooki and supposedly implied “you can get mono and herpes from Snooki’s dirty sheets.” The buxom actress was tuned in and apparently none too happy with the diss and quickly tweeted: that the hosts are “mean assholes” and that 92.3 NOW is no longer “her favorite radio station.” Show member Ben Harvey shot back "So @nickcannon and @sarahleegetit may have implied you can get mono and herpes from @snooki's dirty sheets. We'll miss you, snook." According to wetpaint.com, Owensby tweeted an apology posting: “I'm sorry if it was something we said on the Morning Show. WE love you.” Sarah also tweeted to Cannon that “[they] made Snooki mad.” Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

 

KTU Kicks Off '9th Annual Live Free For Year' Contest;' $3000+ A Month Apartment Plus Shot At $103,500

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND 2012 –– WKTU/New York is asking listeners to tell them why they deserve to 'Live Free for a Year' and win a beautiful apartment in Newport, Jersey City! Conveniently located on the Hudson River waterfront, Newport's luxurious rental apartments offer magnificent waterfront views of the New York skyline and harbor. Beautifully appointed, apartments (like one shown) feature state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, elegant master bathrooms, spacious layouts, ample closet space and so much more! Newport offers an on-site PATH subway station so residents are just one subway stop to Manhattan. Contestants will then pick a door key out of a bingo cage with only one of them unlocking the door to a two-bedroom apartment that would normally rent for $3,000 a month. The winner will then have a chance for an extra$103,500 by choosing one of 200 money bags at the event. The winner will be announced in the first week of next month during a live morning broadcast from the Azucar Cuban Cuisine restaurant on Washington Boulevard in Newport. Read More Here

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Urban 96.3 Minneapolis Flips To Adult Top 40; Pairs Eric Perkins With Tony Fly For Mornings

THE MOUTH, JANUARY 2ND 2012 –– Beginning yesterday, 96.3 switched to adult Top 40 and become K-TWIN, plus adding more news to the mix. This Wednesday they pair KARE-11 TV personality Eric Perkins and with 96.3 personality Tony Fly --------THIS JUST IN: Former oldies station 106,1/WMTI in New Orleans becomes 100% Sports/Talk. "106.1 The Ticket ----------Longtime Syracuse host Dave Frisina is out at Galaxy Communications TK99 and sister station in WOUR/Utica. -------Cumberland Radio Partners adds Eddie Owen as co-host of the “Bone Show” on WJZM 1400 AM. There he joins Hank Bonecutter and producer J. Duncan ------'80s and '90s AC WNNF (Journey 94.1/Cincinnati flips to country with the new moniker: "94.1 Great Country," It will be programmed by Dale O'Brian who formerly held mornings and PD reigns for WMXL (Mix 94.5 /Lexington, KY.

 

Gargiulo Joins Depalo For Morning On 95.5 Montreal

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 23RD, 2011 –– Virgin Radio 95.9 FM(CJFM) announced yesterday that Natasha Gargiulo (shown) will join "Freeway" Frank Depalo (shown) as its new morning co-host beginning January 3rd. She told the Morning Gazette "It was the first time I had been inside the Virgin studio with its giant branding star." Gargiulo takes over for Lisa Player who announced last week that she was stepping down. For the last year and a half, Gargiulo has partnered with (Cousin) Vinny Barrucco who'll ride solo for now. In addition to radio, Gargiulo serves also as an entertainment reporter for Global television, locally and for Entertainment Tonight Canada,plus does an Italian-language show on local ethnic station CJNT.

 

 

Line-Up Changes Announced At 790 KABC Los Angeles; Geraldo Rivera Not In The Mix

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 23RD, 2011 –– Cumulus Media released its schedule changes to Talk Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles yesterday, but contrary to much speculation, Geraldo Rivera, who was recently added to WABC/New York's line-up, isn't in the LA Mix. “This revamped schedule is a great way for KABC to start the new year,” said Program Director Jack Silver. “The new line-up puts all of KABC’s incredibly talented hosts into time slots that highlight their strengths.”As previously announced, Doug McIntyre returns to morning drive with news anchor and co-host Terri-Rae Elmer from 5am to 9am. Up and coming star, John Phillips, (shown) will air from 9am to 12pm. This makes him one of the youngest major market talk show host in the country. The syndicated Sean Hannity continues from 12pm to 3pm, Larry Elder, returns to afternoon drive from 3pm to 6pm, he'll be followed by the syndicated Mark Levin from 6pm to 9pm and Peter Tilden moves from mornings to the 9pm to 12am shift. Rounding out KABC's new schedule is 'Red Eye Radio's Gary McNamara and Eric Harley who'll handle 12am to 5am.  

 

Big Tigger Exits WPGC Washington

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 23RD, 2011 –– WPGC's Big Tigger confirmed a story broke yesterday at DCRTV by tweeting FYI @WPGC & I have agreed 2 part ways. The BigTiggerMorningShow W/ Free is no more! Thanx 4 ya support & stay tuned! Now Back 2 my Bday:) RT. DCRTV first reported the morning host, aka Darian Morgan, who celebrated his birthday was yesterday, has been fired and his last broadcast was yesterday morning. Tigger began at WPGC nearly 20 years ago as an intern, moved to mornings in 2010. According to DCRTV, Jason Kidd, WPGC’s new program director wrote: "I want to let you know that Tigger will no longer be hosting mornings on WPGC. Tigger has been a huge part of WPGC over the years. He started as an intern at PGC back in 1993 and eventually moved into nights in 1996. He came back later in the 2000s for afternoons and then, most recently, mornings. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

 

STUDY: Most Listeners Unfazed By Commercial Breaks

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 23RD, 2011 –– Though industry insiders still believe radio loses a considerable portion of its audience during commercial breaks a recent study reveals that radio delivers most of its lead-in audience during spot breaks. The average radio station in this study aired 2.6 commercial breaks and an average of nearly nine minutes of advertising per hour. The average spot break was approximately 3.5 minutes in duration. Among the key data from a full year across all 48 PPM™ measured markets, the study shows:Radio delivers more than 93 percent of its lead-in audience levels during the average commercial break. One- to three-minute commercial breaks deliver radio audiences levels that are practically the same as the lead-in audience. Longer spot breaks of four to six minutes plus delivers a surprisingly high an average percentage of the lead-in audience level. Commercial breaks in morning drive deliver some of the highest percentages of their lead-in audience levels, on average. What Happens When the Spots Come On: 2011 Edition is a comprehensive update of the landmark 2006 study on radio audience behavior during commercial breaks by Arbitron, Media Monitors, and Coleman Insights. READ MORE HERE

 

SPOILER ALERT: Guess Who Has The X-Factor? [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 23RD, 2011 –– We doubt you haven't heard, but just to be safe, if you recorded last night's U.S. X Factor finale, then please stop reading now and move to the next story. If not, then let's give it up for the Simon Cowell mentored Melanie Amaro who took home last night's $5 million recording contract in the U.S.' first season of The X Factor. Josh Krajcik, who'll likely have no problem landing his own record deal, finished second and Chris Rene came in third. Last night's show also included performances by Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder and 50 Cent. Cowell said on stage "We came here to find a superstar and we found a superstar." Melanie, as with its American Idol counterpart, then had to sin the obigatory final song while overcome by heavy emotion and tear, an approach we've never been able to understand. WATCH SPECIAL MOMENT HERE

 

 

Cotton Host Star-Studded Christmas Party From Her Home

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 23RD, 2011 –– Okay, Radio 1's Fearne Cotton is a mega star in the U.K.; has been romantically linked to major stars including her latest beau, Jesse Woods, son of rocker Ronnie Woods. So how do you suppose she protects her privacy? Of course, she host a huge-ass Christmas party at her own home complete with major recording artists and local celebrities, and even has Radio 1 there to broadcast live. Among them included McFly, Gok Wan (left), Rufus Hound and Made In Chelsea's Ollie Locke. According to The Daily Mail, other guests included "I'm A Celebrity" winner Dougie Poynter and Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills. Reportedly, she dyed her hair shortly before joining boyfriend Jesse Wood's band Swan at a local gig.
Photo: Cotton/Twitter

 

NPR's 'Wait Wait.. Don't Tell Me' Makes Television Debut

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 23RD, 2011 –– As Jockline Daily first reported early last month, NPR's quiz show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" will make its television debut tonight on BBC America. According to The LA Times, host Peter Sagal, along with panelist Paula Poundstone and Alonzo Bodden will provide a special Anglo-American video edition subtitled "A Royal Pain in the News." It offers a recap of 2011 events such as Rep. Anthony Weiner as well as Occupy Wall Street protests among others. The show will also air on NPR stations as well. WWDTM is in its 14th yr. on NPR and reaches an estimated 3.2 million listeners over 595 stations.

 

 

Judi Diamond Joins The Cornbread Show At WIL-FM St. Louis

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 22ND, 2011 –– Well known freelance voice and camera talent Judi Diamond is headed to the popular Cornbread morning show as the newly created Morning Show Assistant and Producer. Prior to her appointment, Diamond handled weekends on WIL for the several years years. Before that she once handled middays at MOViN 101.1 and co-hosted an online talk show, Lipstick and Laundry, with Kate Frisina-White. She also does freelance voice and on-camera work for local, regional and national TV and radio commercials.

 

Thousands Compete For Dave Ramsey's Giving Challenge

Last month, syndicated host Dave Ramsey challenged listeners to a giving challenge. They were asked to submit stories of how they gave their time or money during the year. If their story was featured, they were automatically entered to win $5,000. Well, three people, from several thousand who entered, won and Dave and his team were on-site to surprise them. Apparently, the giving continues. check out his website here. Photo: Dave Ramsey

 

ONE BOWL THAT LEADS TO ANOTHER; World's Greatest Eater Competes In 20th Anniversary of 94 WIP's Wing Bowl

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 22ND, 2011 –– The greatest competitive eater of all time, the legendary Takeru Kobayashi, will join SportsRadio 94WIP’sWing Bowl 20 to compete against dozens of eaters for $20,000 in cash and additional prizes.  WIP’s 20TH Anniversary edition of Wing Bowl will be held at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, February 3 at 6 a.m. Kobayashi was the winner of the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest for an unprecedented six years in a row from 2001-2006.  Kobayashi's style of competing and his sculpted physique introduced to North America that competitive eating could truly be considered a sport. Kobayashi is now regarded as one of the leaders in this 21st century sport. The winner of SportsRadio 94WIP's Wing Bowl 20 will take home $20,000 in cash and a 2012 Chevy Camaro in addition to other incredible prizes. Shown above is WIP's Angelo Cataldi and Kobayashi. Others in the backgroud look to see where the nearest porta-john is located.

 

TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Moyles Promotes Community Radio Show

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 22ND, 2011 –– One of Chris Moyles’ contestants on the “Carpark Catchphrase” contest is enjoying free publicity for his weekly community radio show. Community radio is not-for-profit radio run by volunteers. Warren Doyle, who hosts a sports show on KCC Live in Knowsley, Liverpool has also seen his Twitter followers rise to over 10,000. The profile of the community radio station has grown on a national scale, with its website and streaming server having trouble keeping up with demand from new listeners. Warren once did work experience at Dune FM in Southport and joined KCC Live when he heard they were looking for a sports reporter. Daily promotion of KCC Live by Chris Moyles and his team takes place around 9.45am each day, along with Warren’s opponent Joey Peaky from Essex. Joey’s Twitter account has added almost 15,000 followers since he’s been on this show.

Ditchy & Salty Dropped from Real Breakfast
Real Radio Northwest breakfast presenters David Ditchfield and Paul Salt, better known as Ditchy and Salty, are being split up and placed elsewhere on the schedule. The station says a new breakfast team will be announced shortly, along with a new line-up. Their final show together will be tomorrow (Friday), after three and a half years in the flag-ship slot. The changes come just two months after Programme Director Dave Shearer left the station after being made redundant.

Dancer At Heart
Heart FM’s Jason Donovan finished in third place in the final of Strictly Come Dancing  (Our version of “Dancing With The Stars”) Harry Judd from the band “McFly” was the eventual winner. Jason was eliminated following the first half of the final at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom after he and dance partner Kristina Rihanoff received the lowest number of votes from viewers. He got the boot despite receiving a full house from the judges for his showdance in the first part of the show. This years Strictly Come Dancing on BBC 1 television was a ratings winner, beating everything that was on against it including ITV’s “X-Factor”.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Email him here

 

 

Hot 97 New York's Hip-Hop Hanukkah Concert Brings Hundreds Of Toys To Foster Children

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 21ST, 2011 –– HOT 97 and Peter Rosenberg of The Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Morning Show kicked off the Hanukkah season for the first ever Hip-Hop Hanukkah concert at SOB’s benefiting New Jersey foster children. This year, New York’s rising stars, Joell Ortiz, Action Bronson, Astronomical Kid, The Kid Daytona, Homeboy Sandman and more performed live at HOT 97’s Hip-Hop Hanukkah where everyone that donated a toy received free admission.  Along with starting a new tradition for celebrating the festival of lights, Peter Rosenberg, alongside NY Giants players Victor Cruz and Ramses Barden, actor Ryan Phillippe and listeners throughout the tri-state, collected toys for children in need this holiday season.

 

Changes Coming Next Year To KNEW San Francisco; Miller To Pen 'Sexy Liberal' Book

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 21ST, 2011 –– Clear Channel San Francisco announced yesterday that 960 AM KNEW will debut on January 3, 2012. The station will take over the KNEW call letters to become 960 KNEW – Opinions. Finance. Advice. 960 AM KNEW’s updated line-up will feature: Glenn Beck from 6-9 a.m.; Dave Ramsey from 9 a.m.-noon; Randi Rhodes from noon-3 p.m.; Norman Goldman from 3-6 p.m.; Market Wrap from 6-7 p.m.; and Stephanie Miller (shown) from 7-10 p.m. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Thom Hartmann. Speaking of Stephanie Miller, Dial Global has just announced that Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, will publish SEXY LIBERAL! by Stephanie Miller. Miller hosts the #1 progressive talk radio show The Stephanie Miller Show which is nationally syndicated by Dial Global. The book is tentatively scheduled for publication in 2013. Stephanie said, "I'm thrilled to be working with Grand Central Publishing, particularly since they've told me that they will be paying me entirely in box wine and that books have no F.C.C. or bleep button. So hang on, kids, it's the 'ex-republican girl gone wild' story you've all been waiting for!" Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour, Volume 1, is the #1 selling comedy album in the country on I-Tunes.

 

Bo Jaxon Fills Bus With Over 20,000 Lbs Of Canned Food For The Needy; John Waite Joins In

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 21ST, 2011 –– Bo Jaxon says he has a big mouth but until this last weekend no one knew just how big his heart was. Through freezing temperatures, high winds, and even some rain.....an energetic and excited Bo Jaxon of KBBY B95.1 stayed in the Chick-fil-A parking lot for 3 days and 2 nights accepting gracious donations for Food Share. A Gold Coast Transit Bus sure got a workout..........yet instead of its seats being filled with passengers; it was filled with over 20,000 lbs of canned foods. Ventura County sure did show its true colors this last weekend which is probably what kept Bo Jaxon’s engines running. It could have also been the thousands of people stopping by to donate, Santa Claus hanging out, or even the Oxnard High School Marching Band. But probably one of the biggest excitements of the weekend was the acoustic performance from Rock legend John Waite. Listeners left happy and John left with his waffle fries. Bo challenged his KBBY listeners to Stuff the Bus and after 20,000lbs of food collected, he couldn’t be happier.

 

 

Actress Alonso Dishes On Sean Penn Over Airport Squabble With WMAL's Steve Malzberg [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 21ST, 2011 –– Just so there's no confusion, Maria Conchita Alonso (shown left) known for her role in the movies "The Running Man" and "Predator 2' is not a fan of Sean Penn (shown right) who apparently has a man-crush on Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. The Cuban born Alonso who was raised in Venezuela, recently ran into Penn at Los Angeles International Airport and shared the details yesterday with WMAL Washington's Steve Malzberg. She says once he realized who she was he says 'Oh, it's you.'" Alonso says she calmly told Penn she wanted to speak with him about the tension over Chavez when Penn blew up at her. "He goes, 'I don't want to talk to you. You speak badly about me. You insult me on TV," Alonso said. Alonso told Malzberg the conversation escalated when Penn accused Alonso's brother of attempting to assassinate Chavez, which Alonso says is not true. She also called him out over a picture of footage from TV where she says Chavez and Ahmadinejad are together and Sean Penn is next to them. That may have been referring to an interaction between Chavez and Ahmadinejad in September, when the Venezuelan President asked the Iranian President to release two detained American hikers at the urging of Penn. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

$105,000 To Meet Oprah, $55,000 To Hear Howard Stern Tell A Joke And Other Unusual Fees Paid Celebs In Auctions For Charity

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 21ST, 2011 –– Apparently people are willing to pay almost anything to tell friends they once met Oprah, Taylor Swift or played Lady Gaga's piano. According to sodahead.com, someone paid $105,000 to meet Oprah (to benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights), spent $37,600 to meet Taylor Swift and $42,000 to bang away on Lady Gaga's piano. As shown above, Howard Stern’s dirty jokes drew $55,500 and there's no word if they even laughed, but for that kind of dough, who cares. Even Katy Perry's Barbie doll drew $13,500, USA Today says all of these celeb auctions held at Charitybuzz.com were for a good cause. Did we mention $65,000 to fly with Harrison Ford? Check out complete list here

 

Guess Who Tops This Years Most Watched YouTube Videos? [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 21ST, 2011 –– C'mon, you know the answer, but you're hoping it's wrong. The kid in the Volkswagon Force Commercial? How about the “Ultimate Dog Tease?” Hey, what about the Golden Voice, Ted Williams? Still guessing, huh? Well, this year's winner won't surprise you. The video amassed a bazillion hits and remained in the news for weeks. Plus, people continue to head to the video. But in case you really don't know know the answer, just close your eyes. Picture kids in a car singing a song with a chorus that gave you nightmares. Here ya go: WATCH ALL 10 VIDEOS HERE

 

 

Rock 'N Roll Radio's Classic Death Match Becomes Documentary

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 21ST, 2011 –– If you're into radio history, you may recall some of the great AM rivalries of the 60's and 70's. Among them, none were more fierce than the one between Richard Fairbanks, who owned WIBC-AM 1070, the 50,000 watt radio behemoth, versus Don Burden, who came to town and launched the lively, promotion-oriented, WIFE-AM 1310. So, who did what, who were the personalities and who won Naptown’s Rock Radio Wars? For the answer, David Fulton, along with former WNAP-FM Program Director/Jock, Al Stone, created the documentary – Naptown Rock Radio Wars – to premiere at the IMAX theater at White River State Park for a special, one evening only theatrical showing on January 14, 2012. According to the doc., WIFE eventually knocked WIBC out of first place until Fairbanks turned its classical music FM station into WNAP, which became one of America’s first commercial FM rock stations.

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Former Stockbroker Gets Life Without Parole In Murder of Denver Radio Host

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– Following last month's conviction of Harvey Morrow in the 2006 murder of former KBPI/Denver morning host, Steven Bailey Williams (shown), the former stockbroker was sentenced yesterday in a California court to life in prison without parole. According to The LA Times, Williams, half of the once highly popular Steven B & The Hawk Show, first met Morrow after moving from Denver to California to handle his deceased father's estate. Morrow told him he was an investment banker from New York who knew his father and offered to help him manage his nearly $2 million inheritance. Investigators had determined Morrow would deposit money from Williams' estate into a bank in the British Virgin Islands. He then would regularly transfer funds from the offshore account and place it in a U.S account under his name. Following a friend who grew suspicion, Williams planned to confront Morrow about the money on April 27th, 2006. The last time Williams would be seen was on May 4, 2006. His body was later found floating in the Pacific Ocean off Santa Catalina Island, California. Photo: CBS READ LA TIMES STORY HERE

 

Dave & Jimmy Expand Syndication With USRN; Structured So Affiliates Can Program Their Own Music

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– United Stations Radio Networks have announced that, effective January 2, 2012, the network will begin marketing WNCI/Columus' The Dave & Jimmy Show. United Stations EVP/Programming Andy Denemark made the announcement at USRN’s New York headquarters in conjunction with show hosts Dave Kaelin and Jimmy Jam (Shaheen) along with their representatives at Miller Broadcast Management. The team launched into syndication in 2007 covering markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Kansas. Peppered with the beauty and brains of news anchor Kelsey Webb, Ghandi the danger-seeker, and Patrick the “Galifianakis,” the show is well-known for its remotes, fly-away promotions and other high-profile activities wrought with danger and suspense mixed with pure ridiculousness and cutting edge newsmakers. This year, Dave and Jimmy were in national spotlight as the launching pad for Ted Williams, the homeless radio announcer with the golden voice. Of interest, The Dave & Jimmy Show is structured so that any affiliate can program their own music.

 

 

Survivor 2011 Winner Sophie Clarke Tells Radio's Stevens She Hasn't Slept Since Winning [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– Winner of Survivor, Sophie Clark: rang up WFTL/Miami's Rich Stevens yesterday from her hotel room in LA where she's spending her loot on the mini-bar. She got the $1 million check last night on stage and told Stevens she was disappointed it wasn't one of those giant-size checks. Since she's won, she is yet to sleep. She just finished her first semester of medical school so she's not going to squander the money yet. Rich suggests that she should splurge on a trip to come see him in Miami. Sophie isn't sure if she'd want to come to Miami and spend more time in sand after spending over a month on an island. She thinks that many people were turned off to the members on Survivor who relied so heavily on religion. This was her first interviews since winning. Check it out. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

Coast To Coast Gets In The Holiday Spirit

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– A long-standing Coast to Coast AM tradition, fans will be treated to live, holiday-themed programming, including music, special guest appearances and surprises on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. The host schedule is as follows during the holidays: Friday, Dec. 23- George Noory, Saturday, Dec. 24- Ian Punnett, Sunday, Dec. 25- George Knapp, Monday, Dec. 26- George Noory, Saturday, Dec. 31- Ian Punnett, Sunday, Jan. 1- George Noory. Each night on Coast to Coast AM, listeners are captivated with discussions on news and current events, conspiracy theories and all things curious and unexplained. Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, Coast to Coast AM broadcasts Monday through Sunday from 1-5 a.m. ET and can be heard on nearly 560 radio stations in the U.S., Canada and Guam.

 

Lite Gets A Buzz Cut: Flips To BUZ'N 102.9 Country Minneapolis; On-Air Line-Up To Follow

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– CBS RADIO Minneapolis announced yesterday that 102.9 WLTE will flip to BUZ’N@102.9 on Monday, December 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM and also be heard online at www.buzn1029.com and through the Radio.com app on mobile devices. “Country music is continuing to rise in popularity and its core artists have become recognizable to a broad audience of music fans," said said Mick Anselmo, CBS RADIO Minneapolis Senior Vice President/Market Manager. Jeff Kapugi, Vice President, Country Programming: "Country music is rapidly becoming a national pastime and now Minneapolis residents will have a great choice for the latest country music in BUZ’N. We cannot wait to hire and bring top-notch radio talent to the Twin Cities and connect with the community at local shows and events.” Of course, for fans of Lite FM their listeners can still hear their favorite AC songs at KZJK HD-2 @ 104.1 FM through HD Radio receivers in the Minneapolis area.

 

America's Got Talent Eyes Fourth Judge

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– Looks like NBC's "America's Got Talent" is through with its 2012 make-over. On the heels of last week's announcement that radio's Howard Stern would follow Piers Morgan at the judge's table, comes word that a forth judge could be in the works. Creator Simon Cowell tells The New York Post: "I always like four person panels because it leaves less room for error ... It also means you can have different skill sets on there. I am adamant that we need one." According to the report, Cowell and NBC are hoping to balance the judges table with someone younger. As you'll recall, prior to Jennifer Lopez being picked for 'American Idol,' among the possibilities being mentioned were Jessica Simpson (shown). Her name, along with Chelsea Handler & Fergie are now being rumored in the mix. On a sidebar, Jockline Daily wonders what sort of interaction fellow New York radio host and AGT moderator Nick Cannon might expect from Howard Stern. That could be interesting. Photo: Simpson - A Publc Affair Album

 

Ex Factor? Steve Jones Rumored To Be Leaving X Factor U.S.' Jone's Rep' Denies

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– With shows like American Idol, America's Got Talent and X-Factor so much a part of radio's daily content, Jockline Daily couldn't resist this lastest rumor roaming the website from the UK. According to The Daily Mirror, It's strongly being rumored that Steve Jones' appearance in the X Factor USA final could be his last. A source told TDM: 'Steve keeps saying that living in LA is a dream come true ... He loves the weather and the women, and he loves working on X Factor – it’s just a shame that the US public has not warmed to him." They added "he doesn’t seem to have the knack for dealing with contestants." According to their sources, executives at Fox have already decided not to renew his contract and so, short of a miracle happening, it is pretty much a done deal that he will not take part next season." An X Factor spokesperson said: “No discussions have been had and no decisions will be made about any new contracts until the new year.” Following the DM's report, a Jones' rep told ETonline this story couldn't be further from the truth. The Mirror story is a fabrication that we would have corrected had we been called for comment." Stay tuned.

 

WBAL's "Voice Of Reason," Ron Smith Passes Away At 70

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– We are saddened to report that WBAL Baltimore's Ron Smith has passed away. It was slightly more than a month ago, when told listeners he would halt his chemotherapy treatments after consulting with his doctor and his wife. On November 28, he announced he was retiring from his on air duties because of his declining health and that he had begun home hospice care. Yesterday, the beloved host finally succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer. Having just turned 70 on December 2, he died yesterday at his home in Shrewsbury, surrounded by his wife June and the rest of his family. In his final newspaper column last month, Smith wrote, “What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together. My work here is done.” Ron's family, friends and colleagues have set up Team Reason, which is raising money for pancreatic cancer treatment and research at Johns Hopkins. Photo: WBAL Click Here To Donate

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Brody Jackson To Co-Host QX104 Winnepeg's Morning Show; Tower Returns To WOOD/WTKG Grand Rapids

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 20TH, 2011 –– Starting next month, Brody Jackson will join Samantha Stevens as the new “QX Morning Show” Winnipeg where they'll follow former hosts Caroline Hunter and Mike Alan. --- Longtime WOOD/Grand Rapids PD Phil Tower follows Paul Cashin back to his stomping grounds at WOOD-AM/FM and WTKG as PD. Most recently he was manager of the nationally syndicated Allen Hunt Show based in Atlanta.

 

 

Ace & TJ Return To Charlotte Radio

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 19TH 2011 –– As long suspected, longtime Charlotte host Ace & TJ, who exited WNKS-FM just about six months ago (enter non-compete here), are set to return to the Charlotte airwaves on Monday January 9th at Clear Channel's Channel 96.1 FM. With their return, marks the end of the Brotha Fred Show simulcast which began following his move to sister-station KISS 103.5 Chicago. No sooner had A&T left WNKS-FM did tongues begin to way after Ace & TJ's began broadcasting their syndicated show from Charlotte's Clear Channel studios. Joining them on Channel 96.1 will be longtime executive producer Yankee Pete (Herrick), Breezekat and Riggins. Former sidekick Guenn Peterson recently landed on WKQC-FM where she's teamed with Todd Baker. Having some fun mocking the end of their non-compete, A&T created a video announcing their return. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Retiring Host Jim Harper Honored With Special Day In Hometown

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 19TH 2011 –– With a radio career spanning nearly 45 years in and around the Detroit market, market icon Jim Harper, morning host/pd of Magic 105.1, is set to put down the cans as he begins his retirement this Friday, Dec. 23rd. Last Friday, the 1971 graduate of Westland John Glenn High School in nearby Westland, was paid tribute by the town with a special "Jim Harper Day." According to Hometown Life, Westland Mayor William Wild made a surprise visit to the Magic 105.1 studios in Ferndale to present Harper with the proclamation, along with a key to city. He told the paper: “I don't know how they can celebrate except maybe moving their hairline back about three inches and expanding their foreheads,” said Harper. He began is career in 1967 at the prepubescent age of 13 years old at WYNZ-AM/Ypsilanti. Reportely Wild has a Harper statue in the works which would feature Harper's head and a Detroit Red Wing jersey. Harper joked it would prove to be a tourism boon for Westland. Photo: Harper Facebook

 

Kraddick's Big Al Rolls Out The Carpet To Soon To Be Dallas Resident Khloe Kardashian

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 19TH 2011 –– Khloe Kardashian and Dallas Maverick's Hubby Lamar Odum were in Dallas last week checkin' out apartments and guess who rolled out the red carpet? None other than Big Al Mack, longtime cast member of the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show. When he's not on the air, he's tending his "Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern" and that's where a larger than life sign caught the eye of Khloe. It read 'Big Al's McKinney Avenue Tavern Welcomes Khloe & Lamar - Kardashians Drink FREE...Especially Rob.' She's apparently torn over the move though, but appears to enjoy the Texas sized welcome (notice beaming smile). According to the dailymail, she's obviously not too thrilled to leave her family behind in LA, but doesn't look like she'll have any shortage of friends. Photo: Mack

 

Hot 97's Hip-Hop Heart Foundation Donates Hundreds of Toys To NYC


THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 19TH 2011 –– In the midst of the season of celebration and giving back, HOT 97 and The Hip-Hop Has Heart Foundation has gone on a giving spree donating hundreds of toys to three local organizations; Harlem Hospital, Emergency Rights and Area 145 Daycare. For their 5th consecutive year, HOT 97’s Hip-Hop Has Heart Foundation join hand-in-hand with its celebrity DJ’s to give children a reason to look forward to the season. Last Friday HOT 97’s Angie Martinez (shown) and L Boogs kicked off the toy drops and donate toys to Harlem Hospital’s Children’s Christmas Celebration. For the 5th year, HOT 97’s Hip-Hop Has Heart Foundation is teaming up with Harlem Hospital to welcome Harlem’s local elementary schools to join together for one of the biggest Christmas celebrations for children six to eight years old. Later, HOT 97 ’s DJ C-Lo also took to the streets to hand out toys in the Bronx for Emergency Rights’ 9th Annual Toy Drive.

 

17,000 Help Set New Carolling World Record For UK Station

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 19TH 2011 –– London's Premier Christian Radio claims around 17,117 people across the UK and beyond joined to sing holiday favorites and have apparently topped the previous Guinness World Record of 15,000 singers, set in 2009 by Disney, but has yet to be verified. According to peterfieldpost, carolers arrived from Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and even Geneva to sing many of Christmas' classic songs. Peter Kerridge, CEO of Premier Christian Radio, said: "As far as we can tell with these initial figures, we've broken the record. We hope to get the rubber stamp from Guinness in the next few months."

 

93.7 WBLK Holds 5th Annual Christmas For Kids Event [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 19TH 2011 –– For the 5th year in a row, 93.7 WBLK is making sure just because kids aren't with their families doesn't mean they'll be a shortage of gifts. According to WIVB TV, The event is held to both attention to foster care and adoption to children as well as bring holiday cheer to dozens of kids in the Buffalo area. WBLK's Kole Porter told WIVB TV: "We identified a select group of kids here that Child and Family Services have given us and their Christmas wish and then we get our listeners to fulfill those wishes and the result is what you see here."WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Pint-Sized Radio Host Matches Shuffle Steps With The Bieb; Another Nabs A Kiss Under The Misletoe [VIDEO]

Wonder where tomorrow's next radio stars will come from? Check out KYDZ, Kid's radio Las Vegas, who got the chance to interview the ubiquitous star. DJ Robbie Q not only flaunts a similar do, but check out dancin' as he squares off on the Bieb'. Later, it DJ Jillian who played interviewer then put Bieb on the spot by breakin' out the mistletoe. We're guessin' that pretty much filled her Christmas list. And you have to give the star credit for playin' it straight with the kids. He seemed genuine and played along just like one of the gang. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Stern Rings Up Piers Morgan: "My Goal Is To Find Real Talent" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– I guess one following deserves another. When Piers Morgan arrived at CNN following Larry King's departure, his second guest was none other than the king of all media, Howard Stern (photo). Now, on the heels of Morgan's departure from NBC's America's Got Talent,' he got a call last night from none other than his successor on AGT. Referring to those already opposing his joining the show, he says “They start to complain that I’m some sort of weird pervert who’s going to convert Americans into zombie sex fiends but I can assure you and the rest of America what I’m looking at here is to be a very good judge,” said Stern.“Whatever you think of me, I’m honest and I give an honest opinion, and really my goal is to find real talent and actually find someone who can become a major superstar.” Upon yesterday's announcement, Piers tweeted: “Congrats to @HowardStern on landing my #AmericasGotTalent judging gig - he'll be outrageous, hilarious, dangerous & brilliant,” Piers Tweeted on Thursday morning. Yesterday on his radio show, Stern told listeners “I’m going to be Piers Morgan on steroids!" Photo: CNN Screen Grab. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Parent's Group Calls Stern Pick An Act of Desperation

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– Not surprisingly, following NBC's announcement of Howard Stern on next season's 'America's Got Talent,' the Parent's Televison Council quickly lashed out at the choice calling it "an act of desperation for a flailing network." According to The Hollywood Reporter, PTC president Tim Winter called Stern "a performer who is synonymous with shock, profanity and obscenity" and suitable for a prime-time network TV show watched by families. Winter claims the network "risks losing millions in advertising dollars", hinting they would urge their members to pressure advertisers to pull their commercials. NBC programming chief Paul Telegdy countered by saying said "Stern's "larger-than-life personality will bring a thrilling new dynamic to 'America's Got Talent'."

 

Breaking And Entering Detroit Style: Mojo Brings Special Christmas To The Robinson Family

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– Sometime this morning, a family in Detroit is going to get an early Christmas, thanks to the Clear Channel syndicated Mojo In The Morning Show. That family is the Robinsons who are from Detroit. Their two kids, son Savion age 10 and daughter Lena age 6, attend Dearborn Academy. A few teachers recently noticed they have been absent lately. When they asked the children if everything was okay, they explained that they lost their home and car in a fire. They did not have renter's insurance and it was a total loss. The family has been living in a motel while their Dad continues to work as much as he can in order to rebuild their lives. Mom unfortunately lost her job as a caretaker which has made living on one income almost impossible, especially when everything you own is gone and Christmas is around the corner. When the teachers reached out to Mrs. Robinson to see what they could do, she said through tears that it is hard for her to hold it together for her kids all the time. She also said that she thanks God every day for what they DO have and knows that he will lead them on the right path. We all know how much teachers give but this family's needs are above and beyond their capabilities so they came to Mojo in the Morning seeking help.Through assistance from friends of Mojo in the Morning, we have guaranteed a HUGE Christmas surprise for the Robinsons. They are not only getting the essentials we take for granted every day, but they will also be offered a free apartment so they can get out of the motel and have a merry Christmas. In addition, the Robinsons will be getting the car they so desperately need. That way Savion and Lena can finally get to school every morning and hopefully the Robinsons will find some way back to normal again.

 

Paul 'Cubby' Bryant Stayin' Put At 103.5 KTU/New York Through 2016

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– File this one under nice things happen to nice people. Yesterday, Clear Channel Radio’s 103.5 KTU, the Beat of New York, announced that Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant signed a multi-year deal to extend his contract through 2016 as morning show host. Paul hosts the KTU morning show alongside Cindy Vero weekdays from 6-10:00 a.m. "I'm beyond excited to work with the people I love on and off the air for many more years to come,” said Bryant. “Our morning show has the best listeners ever and they are the reason for our success. It's because of them I get excited each morning to get up early and hit the airwaves." Bryant began his radio career in Virginia Beach, Va. at WGH-FM (97 Star) in 1988. From 1990-1996 he was Night Host and Music Director at 104.1 KRBE in Houston, Tx. Bryant has also served as a special correspondent for Clear Channel.

 

Brandmeier Sells Malibu Estate For $4.1 million; Purchased In '97 For $2.675 Million

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– I guess you can say it's been a good couple of weeks for radio icon, Jonathon Brandmeier. First, he returns to the air last week at WGN Chicago. And now, according to The LA Times, he's just sold his nearly 6,000-square-foot ocean-view home (shown) for a whopping $4.1 million. The 1.6-acre site includes a swimming pool, a hot tub, a sports court, an art studio and a koi pond. Brandmeier who purchased the home back during his stint on KLSX-FM during the late 90's, had paid $2.675 million, according to public records. Agents Beverly Taki and Ed Moloney of Seabreeze Estates Realty, Malibu, were the listing agents. Shirley F. Sherman of Westside Estate Agency in Malibu represented the buyer. Photo: Beverly Taki and Ed Moloney

 

Anonymous Donor Kicks In $50,000 Pushing The Zone's Charity Drive Over $100,000

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– An anonymous Californian kicked in $50,000 to Zone Radio/Bangor's Pulse Morning Show, in order to help heat the homes of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program participants. As Jockline Daily previously reported, Zone owner, author Stephen King would match whatever amount was raised. According to Bangor News, The Pulse “Morning Show” host Pat LaMarche (shown) says King has now done so, pushing his radio station’s fundraising goal for the program more than $100,000 over its goal. King said “Tabby (his wife) and I are grateful to everybody who worked to provide heat to people in our area who have come up short,” King said Thursday. “Hopefully next year there will be less need and more help from the state and local governments.”

 

Jerry King Appointed Director of Operations For Cumulus Media Networks Dallas

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– Dallas, December 15, 2011 -- Cumulus Media Networks has announced the appointment of Jerry King as the Director of Operations for Dallas. Mr. King will oversee the network’s Dallas operations, as well as the program directors and the 24/7 satellite delivered radio programming in fourteen different formats originating from Dallas. Mr. King joins Cumulus on January 1st. “Jerry’s multi-format experience and expertise of the radio industry makes him a perfect fit for running our worldwide satellite operations as well as our diverse programming,” said Mike McVay, Cumulus Senior Vice President Corporate/Programming. After 20 years, Mr. King leaves the programming consultancy firm of McVay Media, where he most recently served as Vice President of Operations and Programming.

 

64,317 Spins Later, Guess What Tops The List Of This Years Most Played Christmas Songs?

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– With barely a week left of what seems like several month's worth of Christmas music blasting over the radio, ASCAP released it list of the 10 most popular holiday songs at radio stations across the country, Oct. 1-Nov. 28. According to The Birmingham News, The totals were monitored by Mediaguide at more than 2,500 stations nationwide. To our surprise (we begged for Bobby Helms) coming in at 1. "Sleigh Ride," written by Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish, played 64,317 times. (Most popular version performed by Leroy Anderson.) 2. "Winter Wonderland," by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith, 54,741 times. (Most popular version, Eurythmics.) 3. "The Christmas Song"by Mel Torme and Robert Wells, 50,796 times. (Most popular version, Nat King Cole.) 4. "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, 49,509 times. (Most popular version, Dean Martin.) 5. "Jingle Bell Rock," by Joseph Carleton Beal and James Ross Boothe, 47,100 times. (Most popular version, Bobby Helms.) 6. "It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," by Edward Pola and George Wyle, 46,492 times. (Most popular version, Andy Williams.) 7. "Do You Hear What I Hear?," by Gloria Shayne Baker and Noel Regney, 41,633 times. (Most popular version, Whitney Houston.) 8. "It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," by Meredith Wilson, 39,885 times. (Most popular version, Bing Crosby.) 9. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, 38,395 times. (Most popular version, The Carpenters.) 10. "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," by Johnny Marks, 37,266 times. (Most popular version, Gene Autry.) But if you shudder at the thought of the holiday music coming to an end, just mark your calendars for next October. September? Oy!

 

Major Trendz Entertainment To Launch Satellite Radio Network

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 16TH, 2011 –– Major Trendz Entertainment Corporation, the syndication company behind Miss Jones "Jonesy In the Morning Show" will launch a fulltime satellite radio network. The new urban network will be called On-Air Radio; network programming will be built around the launch of "Jonesy In the Morning." The show is currently seeking a flagship station in the New York Market "Jonesy" will air nationally on "On-Air Radio Networks" and on 15 local markets also streaming online at "MissJonesRadio.Net". Starting January 9th 2012 Weekdays from 6am - 10am Eastern. On-Air Radio Networks, an urban satellite and syndication radio network will also start nationally on January 9th 2012 (Check your satellite radio providers for time and channel) also streaming online at "On-AirRadio.com". On-Air Radio Networks will hold an on-air talent search for Top-10 Market Talent to audition on-air weekly for time slots following our first lady of morning radio "Jonesy" send air checks to: Programming@On-AirRadio.com


 

Howard Stern Says He's Headed To America's Got Talent

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 15TH, 2011 –– In a story that Jockline Daily has covered like glue, Howard Stern announced this morning on his show that he's officially signed a deal to join America's Got Talent as a judge. He had earlier tweeted: "It's offical - Howard just signed on the dotted line - he is now the newest judge on America's Got Talent!" @sternshow. While no official comment has come from NBC or executives with "America's Got Talent," as Jockline Daily last reported, Simon Cowell was adamant about landing the Sirius XM host. What will be interesting to see is whether the show and its crew will now head to New York to accommodate Stern's demand of broadcasting from there. Plus, whether his reported $25 million request will be met. Stay tuned

 

80 lbs Less Later, Chicago's Geoff Pinkus Launches Weight-Loss App

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 15TH, 2011 –– Geoff Pinkus is best known for his "Livin Large with Geoff Pinkus" radio show on AM 560 WIND Chicago. Earlier this year, Geoff decided living large, didn't mean living big, as in weight. So, through a personal transformation he's slimmed down by 80 pounds so far and began coaching others and brought together a solid support team of like-minded professionals. What began as "Losin' Large" has really become much more meaningful: an approach to total health, wealth and wellness. Now according to chicagonow.com, he's launched 'Livin' Large' the app, which helps people lose weight while using their iPods, Androids, and cell phones. You can find it on iTunes or the Android Market. Perhaps a great holiday gift idea to help drop the extra weight put on over the holidays. Photo: Pinkus Facebook

 

WTOP Taps Laurie Cantillo As Program Director

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 15TH, 2011 –– Radio's top biller, WTOP Washington, DC, has added one of radio's top programmers to its team with the appointment of Laurie Cantillo (shown). In addition to her most recent stop at ABC New York, Cantillo has also worked with Oprah Winfrey, Don Imus and helped create syndicated shows like The John Batchelor Show and Doug McIntyre's Red Eye Radio. In an release, Hubbard Senior Regional Vice President Joel Oxley said, "Recently, we signed VP/ News and Programming Jim Farley to a contract taking him into 2014. The addition of Laurie Cantillo to his team will help us grow the WTOP brand across all our platforms: FM radio, streaming audio, wtop.com, Facebook, Twitter, our mobile platform and e-mail and text updates." Cantillo tells Jockline Daily: "It's a dream to work with Joel Oxley, Jim Farley, Mike McMearty, John Meyer, and the team that sets the bar when it comes to news. At a time when so many companies are cutting back, WTOP and Hubbard are investing in their product. WTOP is constantly evolving and innovating. These are pros who are serious about winning."

 

Paul & Young Ron Serve Up Meatballs & Martinis For Charity

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 15TH, 2011 –– Where there's good food in Miami, you're likely to find Clear Channel syndicated Paul & Young Ron comfortably seated along with a glass of Paul's very own "Castronovo" wine. This year, once again, he, cast members and local celebrities will be sitting down at Anthony‚s Runway 84 in Fort Lauderdale for their annual fundraiser "Meatballs & Martinis, with proceeds benefiting Feeding South Florida. The event features unlimited food and drinks with a celebrity at every table, plus a raffle prizes and gifts. Each year, the popular morning show, with considerable help from listeners on its five South Florida radio stations, donates contributed money and food to Feeding South Florida. In the previous 16 years of its food drive, Paul and Ron have contributed the equivalent of 15 million pounds of food.  Joining Paul and Ron from their show are Steve Harmon, Rick Delgado, Dave LaMont and Kelly Craig. Among the early announced guests at the event include:Kim Bokamper - former Dolphin, restauranteur, and TV personality, Billy Corben - filmmaker. Anthony Fasano - Miami Dolphins tight end. Ron Magill - Zoo Miami. Brad Meltzer - bestselling author.

 

95.7 The Beat's JoMama Johnson Retires; Bo Money To Follow

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 15TH, 2011 –– WBTP FM 95.7 The Beat has just announced that pd on-air host, JoMama Johnson (shown right) will retire on December 20, 2011. Johnson was the on-air weekday host from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bo Money (shown left) will replace Johnson as Program Director and mid-day on-air host, effective December 26, 2011. “Jo’s contribution to Clear Channel Tampa and specifically 95.7 The Beat has been significant, and he will be missed by many people here,” said Sam Nein, Market Manager, Clear Channel Radio. “I have had the privilege to work with Jo in both Birmingham and in Tampa,” said Doug Hamand, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Radio. “Jo is a pro, a friend and he will be sorely missed.”

 

Lion's Ndamukong Throws In Towel On Interview With The Ticket's Valenti [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 15TH, 2011 –– If you're a sport's fan, no doubt you heard about the controversial stomping incident that took place during Thanksgiving's match between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. It involved the ever popular Lion's Ndamukong Suh (pronounced N DAM ooh kong SUE) who ended up having to sit out a couple of games. This was followed by a car incident, but the core of the story has been Suh's apparent lack of contrition over the events and this week, WXYT/Detroit's Mike Valenti finally took him to task on air. As Valenti tried repeatedly to get Suh to share what he said to his team mates, or his overall actions, Suh offered the usual looking forward to getting back on the field, concentrating on football, yadda yadda. Valenti wasn't buying it and finally said: "You know, look, I really don't know what else to ask ... because I'm not getting a whole lot here. ..." Suh shot back: "You're not getting a lot because of the questions you're asking. I'm ..." "What questions should I ask?" Following a few more attempts to not take blame for his actions, Valenti asked: "Because of your actions on Thanksgiving, you didn't make it into this?" "OK, I appreciate the conversation, the interview. Have a good day." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

 

Top News From The UK: Simon James and Hill leave Kerrang! Radio"

By Graham Mack

Simon James and Hill leave Kerrang! Radio Replacements include a yank! Kerrang! Radio breakfast duo Simon James and Hill are leaving the Birmingham-based Bauer station in the New Year. They’ll be replaced in the mornings from 2nd January by Loz Guest and Keith Kleinfeldt. Loz currently presents the weekday late show on the station as well as the Rock & Roll Years slot 10-11am Monday to Friday. He’s been at the station since 2004 and previously worked at BRMB. Keith has been a specialist presenter and producer at Kerrang! since 2006, having developed his career at radio stations in his home city of Washington DC. The schedule change will also bring a shake-up in how the station uses its Facebook and Twitter fans to engage with audiences. Loz and Keith’s show will also work across Kerrang!’s magazine and TV platforms, with the breakfast pair getting a weekly page in Kerrang! Magazine.

BBC Radio Celebrates A Billion Downloads
The BBC has announced that more than a billion podcasts of its radio programmes have been downloaded in the four and a half years since the service launched. Some of the most popular podcasts include Chris Moyles, Mayo & Kermode’s Film Reviews and The Graham Mack Breakfast Show.

Permanent Link to air special on year in radio" 5
A 2-hour radio programme to be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live on Christmas day will look back at the highlights of 2011 across our industry. It’s being hosted by Radio 4 Woman’s Hour presenter Jane

 

Chatter Continues Over Seacrest' Possible Ascendancy To NBC's Today Show

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– With The Today Show's Matt Lauer set to leave when his contract expires next year, Ryan Seacrest is back in the news again. According to a James Rainey article in today's Los Angeles Time's, NBC Chairman Ted Harbert has made it clear that he thinks Seacrest, the radio host, turned tv/media mogul, is capable of making the switch to NBC's Today Show. Harbert, a big fan of Seacrest, previously headed the Comcast owned E! Entertainment and is obviously well aware of Seacrest abilities. A source, who asked not to be named, told Rainey "There is a huge inner-office battle going on right now about what the 'Today' show is going to be next." Factoring into the debate is how a CHR morning host would manage beyond entertainment or pop culture items. Craig Aaron, who runs the media watchdog Free Press, wondered about Seacrest being placed in a position to interview presidents and national leaders. He joked: "I assume it's just a matter of time before Paula Abdul rolls her chair in next to David Gregory on Meet the Press." But how would Seacrest manage both a morning radio show and The Today Show? The report suggest that Seacrest may have to give up some part of his empire, perhaps radio. Howard Stern To America's Got Talent? Seacrest To The Today Show? The next few months could be interesting. Stay tuned.

 

Ten Worst Media Disasters of 2011 Revealed; Guess Who Inched Out The Rest?

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011/PRNewswire –– As we arrive at the end of 2011, who'll ever forget the media disasters that gave radio some of the best show content in years. But according to Mr. Media Training if you think Charlie Sheen ruled the roost, you're close, but about 6 inchs short of the biggest. Here's how he listed them from bottom to top: 10. Hank Williams, Jr. 9. Sarah Palin's "Blood Libel" 8. NPR Fundraiser Ron Schiller Blasts The Tea Party. 7. Rupert Murdoch Channels Tony Hayward. 6. Rick Perry's "Oops" Moment. 5. President Obama Jokes About Joblessness. 4. Charlie Sheen's Downward Spiral. 3. The Herman Cain Affair. 2. (Alleged) Penn State Child Rapist Jerry Sandusky Speaks. And at the top? Who else but Anthony Weiner's infamous Twitter Scandal. Media Training says "His approach to crisis management was to deny the charges and claim his Twitter account had been hacked; call a reporter a "jackass;" say that although he hadn't sent the photos, he couldn't rule out "with certitude" that the erect undies shot was of him; hold a tearful press conference to admit he had actually tweeted the photos himself; watch helplessly as a nude photo of his penis was released; and resign in shame. After Mr. Weiner resigned, a Republican won his seat, costing Democrats a critical seat in the House of Representatives. READ ENTIRE LIST HERE

 

Boogie Check: John "Records" Landecker Returns To WLS-FM This Weekend

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– Just last week after many months of being on the sidelines, Chicago legend Jonathon Brandmeier returned to the mic at WGN. More recently, it was radio stars such as Robert Murphy, Steve Cochran and Steve Dahl making news with their return. Now comes word from blogger Robert Feder that John Records Landecker who first cracked a mic at WLS nearly 40 year's ago, is headed back and will kick off this weekend on WLS-FM. Michael Damsky, President/GM of Chicago's Cumulus stations, tells Feder “For anyone who knows Chicago radio, there’s something about John Records Landecker and WLS that just sounds right together.” This is also a reunion of sorts for Landecker and Cumulus SVP Jan Jeffries. They first worked together in mid-80s when Landecker did mornings at WAGO where Jeffries programmed. No word yet on the exact shift or position Landecker will fill, but he tells Feder "I’m very grateful to Jan for the opportunity - I am so excited I’ve been practicing the call letters all week.” Reportedly, for the time being he'll continue to host afternoons on WIMS-AM (1420) near his home in Michigan City, Indiana.

 

Dave & Mahoney Host 2nd Annual X107.5 & UFC Fight Holiday Hunger Marathon

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– In an event taking place beginning from 8:00 pm through Friday, December 16th at 8:00 pm at a local Walmart, Dave and Mahoney (shown) from the X107.5 morning show will host the 48 hour event in conjunction with the local non-profit, Three Square Food Bank. Their goal is to supply food to the nearly 300,000 Southern Nevadans currently struggling with hunger. Fight Holiday Hunger aims to raise $300,000 this year. Each dollar donated will provide 6 meals to those in need in our community! In addition to X107.5, they'll be joined by Mix 94.1 and 98.5 KLUC. X107.5 will be broadcasting for 48 hours straight while collecting food alongside the official UFC Octagon Nation Truck. The UFC Octagon Nation Truck will be on site with their mobile interactive tour housed inside an expandable 18-wheeler truck where fans can experience UFC Fighter appearances, Video Gaming Stations, Unique UFC Memorabilia, Fight Card Experience and much more.

 

2,647 Bikes, $201,012 Later, Buchanan's Zoo Delivers Again

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– When it comes to raising bikes, no one does it better than Chet Buchanan's morning zoo. The 13th Annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive wrapped up Monday, December 12 with overwhelming numbers. Chet, Lauren, Spence & Showkiller collected 2647 bikes, sixteen 50-foot semi trucks full of toys and a whopping $201,012 in gift cards and cash, all of which will be gifted to children who may have not otherwise had presents to enjoy this holiday season. Back on December 1st, Chet Buchanan, moved into a tent atop a thirty-foot scaffolding, where he stayed 24-hours a day through wind, rain and below average temperatures for the Twelve Days of Toy Drive. He broadcast live during all parts of the day, encouraging listeners to come down and donate. Over the 13 years, Chet has spent more than four months of his life living in a tent on a scaffold in the spirit of collecting toys for those in need.

 

Benztown Branding and Cumulus Networks Form Partnership

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– Cumulus Media Networks and Benztown Branding have announced the two companies have signed an exclusive agreement that will create one of the industry’s largest collections of production and imaging libraries. Cumulus will manage affiliation and advertising sales for all current Benztown production and imaging libraries while Benztown will direct production of the network’s current library offerings. Additionally, Cumulus will be responsible for both affiliate and advertising sales for Benztown’s voiceover services and will also serve as exclusive ad sales representation for select Benztown Radio Networks programs. “This partnership is an outstanding opportunity to enhance the portfolios of both companies by combining some of the most talented and creative producers and designers in radio with our dedicated sales and affiliation teams,” said Dennis Green, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Broadcast Operations for Cumulus Media Networks. “Benztown brings tremendous category knowledge to the table and has an extremely successful track record of delivering innovative services for stations. Working together allows us to broaden the scope of our collective efforts.” The show will available for broadcast December 21st through Christmas Day.

 

CBS Local Digital Media & Examiner.com Form Partnership

Editorial Teams Collaborate On Expansive Lifestyle Content For CBS Local Websites Across The Country

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– CBS Local Digital Media, a network of websites and mobile applications bringing together the most trusted brands in media, today announced it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Examiner.com that tightly integrates both teams’ editorial staff to create original lifestyle content for local audiences. Editorial pieces will be published on CBS’s locally targeted properties in more than two dozen major markets nationwide. Examiner.com is a leading online publisher featuring local expertise from over 85,000 contributors, known as Examiners. Users will be able to experience exclusive editorial posts from in-market writers on select CBS Local websites beginning later this month. Stories written by Examiners will be rolled out to all 25 of CBS Local’s websites within the first quarter of 2012. Content will focus on “Best Of” guides and “Top Spots” lists covering a range of topics including arts and culture, shopping, food and drink, nightlife and music, as well as travel and outdoors.

 

Bacich Joins Point-To-Point As Marketing VP

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– Point-To-Point Marketing announces the expansion of their strategy team as Susan Bacich becomes Vice President, starting January 1, 2012. Bacich comes to Point-To-Point with 15+ years of media experience in Marketing and Promotions in various markets, formats and brands, on both the local and national level. She joins Tim Bronsil, Mark Heiden, Rob Klemm, and Rick Torcasso on Point-To-Point Marketing’s strategy team. Tim Bronsil, President of Point-To-Point Marketing, said, “Susan is a marketing executive with diverse experience in 360º marketing programs, customer attainment, and revenue acquisition. She has always impressed us as being an analytical thinker with strategic planning skills. Her innovative approaches to idea development will be a true benefit to our clients.” “The leading radio groups are using high-quality direct marketing campaigns to expand the impact of their marketing dollars,” continued Bronsil. “Susan will bring additional strategies and perspective to help our clients continue their ratings momentum.” Bacich was most recently the VP/Marketing for YEA! Network, distributor of Kidd Kraddick In The Morning.

 

Country Superstars Come Out For Radio Christmas Special With Johnny Stone

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– File this under more stars stepping up to join a Christmas radio specials. This time, during Envision Radio Network's "The Looking Up Country Christmas Special" Hosted by Johnny Stone (Star 99.1/New York), country superstar Faith Hill will drop in to share her family's Christmas tradition. And yes, she's seen fellow superstar and hubby Tim dressed up as Santa! You'll also hear a most touching story behind the song "One Last Christmas" which is about a little boy diagnosed with a life ending disease. Plus Amy Grant checks in with one of her favorite memories of a Christmas years ago when her children were young. Johnny will also serve plenty of Christmas music listeners will know and love from Country and Contemporary Christian Music artists like George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Casting Crowns, Brad Paisley, MercyMe and many more. It will be available for broadcast December 21st through Christmas Day. For info, contact Melissa Bachtel (216) 831-3761.

 

Longtime Host Of Ottawa's Majic Passes Away At 52

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 14TH, 2011 –– We're sad to report the passing of one of Ottawa's most popular morning hosts, Kevin Nelson. For nearly 20 years he held down mornings on Majic 100 and in the process became one of the city's most popular personalities in its history. According to The Ottawa Citizen, Nelson left Majic in September 2010 after contracting a virus while on vacation in St. Lucia. Combined with pre-existing liver problems, created problems he wasn't able to overcome. Yesterday, Nelson died at 52. Nelson was the son of Jay Nelson. Better known as “Jungle” Jay who inspired Kevin to get into radio at the age of 17.

 

Michael Savage Offers Gingrich A Million Dollars To Just Go Away

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Talk Radio Network syndicated Michael Savage doesn't think Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has a real chance of making to the White House and would like him to drop out of the race. I mean REALLY wants him to drop out. So much so that he's putting up $1 million of his own money for him to drop out. He wrote at his website: "The republican presidential field has come down to two candidates who have a real chance of getting the nomination: Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. While it’s true that Romney is not as strong a conservative as many would like him to be, the most pressing issue before America today is defeating Barack Obama. And that is something Newt Gingrich cannot do." He writes later "In a presidential debate against Obama, regardless of how well he does, on television, he will come off badly compared to Obama and look like nothing more than what he is: a fat, old, white man!" Ouch! Of course, the offer is subject to all the terms and conditions and Gingrich had to drop out within 72 hours of his offer. While it's unlikely Gingrich will bite, it's a win-win for Savage as he keeps his money and gets a fortune in free publicity. READ OFFER HERE

 

Jayde Donovan To Anchor Mornings At The New HOT 101.5 Tampa

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Tampa welcomes Jayde Donovan as its new morning host for The New HOT 101.5, beginning in January. As former co-host of “Johnny & Jayde in the Morning” on Orlando’s XL106.7, Jayde has received many props, including: Best Radio Personality by the Orlando Business Journal; a 20 Coolest People in Orlando by Axis Magazine; a Woman to Watch in 2010 by Orlando Woman Newspaper; and has been ranked nationally by Pop Crunch in the top 10 of the 50 Hottest Women in Radio for 2009 and 2010. In 2010, Jayde was chosen out of 150,000 women to co-host with Regis on “LIVE with Regis & Kelly.” Other career highlights include appearing as co-host with Donny Deutsch on Bravo's special "Love Calling" and most recently as correspondent for Access Hollywood.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Chet Buchanan Show Re-Ups At KLUC; Ben Hill Named SVP/Market Manager For CBS/Tampa

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Longtime Las Vegas morning host Chet Buchanan along with cast members Lauren & Spence have re-up'd through 2014 at 98.5 KLUC-FM --- Yesterday, CBS announced that Ben Hill has been named Senior Vice President & Market Manager for CBS Radio Tampa. Ben rejoined CBS Radio in October of 2010 having previously served as Vice President & General Manager of WPGC in Washington, DC from 1987-2001 where he led that station to #1 in both ratings and revenue. Ben was a Regional Executive for Infinity Broadcasting (overseeing stations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Charlotte and Houston); Market Manager for Pamal Broadcasting’s Gainesville/Ocala cluster of seven stations and also President of Cook Inlet Partners.

 

Hotties Deliver 17,400 Cans Of Food For Ottawa's Hot 89.9; Rescue Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer From Deer-Nappers

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Last Friday, The Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni and Josie (of Win A Baby fame) received word from Santa Claus that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer had been ‘deer-napped’. Santa asked his Hotties (shown--not what you expected, huh?) to help HOT save Christmas by raising 8,099 cans of food for The Ottawa Food Bank. Help Hot Save Christmas’ started at 5am yesterday with the goal of raising 8,099 cans of food for The Ottawa Food Bank. Mauler, host of the Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni and Josie was motivated by his children, “When my two children heard that Christmas might be cancelled this year, we knew what we had to do. Their Christmas spirit inspired us and I know many other households in Ottawa were feeling the same inspiration.”The number of cans collected totaled more than 17,400. As of 5pm Rudolph was returned safely to Santa at the North Pole. Thank you to all the Hotties for Helping Hot Save Christmas.

 

Santa Speedo Update: Over $125,000 Raised For The Needy
Temperatures Dropped But Funds Went Up To Help Make Dreams Come True For Less Fortunate Families

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– The cold weather didn’t stop Atlanta Santa Speedo Run participants this weekend as they bared it all and raised $125,000 for Bert’s Big Adventure. An annual fundraiser that came to Atlanta in 2009 after success in Boston, the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run is comprised of a 1.5 mile fun run and social event that raises funds for those less fortunate through the support of local charitable service organizations. Bert’s Big Adventure was selected as the beneficiary this year, and the team behind the Atlanta-based non-profit organization didn’t simply cheer from the sidelines – they too stripped down to their skivvies and joined 250 Speedo-clad runners. Even Bert Weiss, the organization’s namesake and host of The Bert Show, got in on the fun to help raise money and awareness for Bert’s Big Adventure’s annual trip and the children it benefits, and his wife Stacey and the entire staff raced through the streets on roller skates. CHECK OUT PHOTOS HERE

 

Justin Bieber To Headline Cumulus Christmas Special; Mariah Carey, Usher & Justin Timberlake Also To Perform

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Cumulus Media has announced plans to broadcast a sixty-minute Christmas Holiday radio special hosted by pop sensation Justin Bieber. The special, featuring the music of Bieber’s new holiday CD “Under the Mistletoe”, will be available for airplay on Saturday, December 17th. Along with Bieber, the special will also feature performances with Mariah Carey, Usher, Boyz II Men, Justin Timberlake and The Band Perry. Mike McVay, Senior Vice President Corporate/Programming, calls Justin "a multi-generational superstar.” The special will be heard on Cumulus’ Pop, Adult Contemporary and Hot Adult Contemporary radio stations.” The program will air on all Cumulus owned stations, as well as Cumulus Media Network’s 24/7 satellite radio.

 

Alpha Rev Surprises Mix 94.7/Austin's J.B Hager With Live Christmas Classic [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– J.B. Hager, co-host of the Mix 94.7 Austin's JB & Sandy Show, started something awhile back called On-Airstreaming. Basically, he films and record artists in his Airstream trailer in Austin, TX. He told Jockline Daily: "Last week, we had Alpha Rev in for an On-Airstreaming session. You may know them from their songs "New Morning" and "Phoenix Burn." We were filming a couple of songs off their new EP and decided to put them on the spot. We were in the Christmas spirit and asked them freestyle their favorite Christmas song, just for grins. We were astounded at how incredible their rendition of, "Ill be Home for Christmas" was. So today I am playing Santa Clause and am giving you the gift of this unique and beautiful track to add to your playlist, blast out to friends/colleagues, blog. Tis The Season afterall. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE or WATCH VIDEO

 

Regis Says Howard Stern Was A Good Neighbor; Spent Time On Apartment's Building Committee

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Out promoting his book "How I Got This Way," TV mainstay Regis Philbin shared a funny story recently on Access Hollywood involving his early days in New York City. Having arrived there in the 80's he tells hosts Billy Bush & Kit Hoover that Howard Stern was already a big star in New York when he got there. Being "new meat" in town he soon became a regular target for Stern. People were constantly coming up to him and asking "OMG he was raising cane about you?" But Regis was undeterred. After all, if he was new in town, imagine all the free publicity he was getting from the top rated show. What Regis didn't know was that he and Stern had moved into the same new apartment building. One day while entering an elevator he looks up and sees Stern, as he says, "All 10'9" of him." Stern, realizing who he was says "Go ahead, punch me for all the things I said." Regis waved him off and they chatted all the way to the 51st Floor. When they got off, Stern asked if he could see his apartment and then Regis got a tour of Stern's place as well. Regis told Billy and Kit that he was a great neighbor, always keeping an eye out for things. Kit seemed shocked to hear he was involved with the building. "Was he on the building committee?," she asked. "He was on the building committee for a long time, Regis nodded. ,WATCH VIDEO HERE


 

Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker, Inducted Into Broadcasting Hall of Fame

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Long-time Major League Baseball radio broadcaster and "the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers" Bob Uecker will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 17 and sponsored by ASCAP. Affectionately known as "Mr. Baseball," Uecker is entering his 42nd year calling play-by-play on the Brewers Radio Network and Journal Broadcasting Group's WTMJ in Milwaukee. The former-player-turned-broadcaster has completed 30 seasons as the club's lead announcer, and he will celebrate his 57th year associated with professional baseball in 2012. "Bob Uecker is a cultural icon whose remarkable talent and love for baseball have touched generations of fans," said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. "We are excited to have him join the many esteemed broadcasters in the NAB's Hall of Fame." Uecker was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001 and voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. The five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year was also inducted into the Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame. Uecker was also a member of the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship team.

 

Josh Turner Stops By Blair Garner's After Midnite Christmas Special

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 13TH, 2011 –– Blair Garner said yesterday that this holiday season his listeners will be treated to daily, month-by-month looks back at 2011, Christmas music, a special appearance by Country star Josh Turner, plus two, three-hour specials to be heard on Christmas and New Year’s Day. “As we near the close of 2011, I thought it would be great to revisit some of our favorite interviews and moments of the year,” said Garner. “Each night will be dedicated to a different month, and on December 24 and 25, we will feature Christmas music and artist holiday memories. We were also fortunate enough to have Josh Turner stop by and tell us about his holiday plans and his upcoming single.”

 

Geraldo Rivera Takes A Chair In WABC New York's Line-Up

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– The man who'll forever be remembered for getting a broken nose from a flying chair on a 1988 edition of his "Geraldo" TV Show, is now adding radio to his resume. On this morning's Don Imus Show, longtime TV host Geraldo Rivera told listeners that starting January 3rd he'll take over the 10:00 am to Noon slot on WABC New York. According to The New York Times, Rivera will remain a weekend anchor and a correspondent on the Fox News Channel, where he said he had just signed a new four-year contract. Cumulus CO-COO John Dickey said the company’s market research indicated that “people are interested in hearing a different perspective, a different voice; a more balanced opinion” on talk radio, which is dominated by conservatives and which tends to draw older men." Rivera got his start in broadcasting in 1970 at WABC-TV. He also contributed a radio commentary on WPLJ and the ABC-FM radio network from 1973 to 1976.

 

Regular Guy's Larry Wachs Drops Trou In New Vaughn/Stiller Film

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– Since he became single, Rock 100.5/Atlanta's Larry Wachs tells AJC's Rodney Ho "he has worked out like a demon and is in much better shape than he has ever been." This may explain his interest in dropping trou (except for a junk cap. Or is that a tool shed?) for a brief comical orgy scene in "Neighborhood Watch" featuring Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller & Jonah Hill and being shot in the Atlanta area. Wachs tells Ho he was paid more than triple the dailyrate of a typical extra ($250 compared to $75). He added: "Everyone in the room was in good shape except for one chubby nude actress who was there for obvious comic relief," joked Wachs. And how was it being nude? "At first it was amusing to all be nude, but by evening when the studio temperatures had dropped, many of them were watching the clock, hoping for it to end soon." The film is set to come out next summer.

 

Aussie Host Tops World Record With 24 Hour Interview [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– For those of you confined to short interviews, take heart. ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) Sydney's Richard Glover (shown left) has now easily surpassed a two-year old record for longest on-air interview with a whopping 24 hour chat with author and broadcaster, Peter FitzSimons (shown right). He began his interview with the author at 10am on Sunday and concluded this morning at 10 (Australia time - it already tomorrow there, mate). With about 90 minutes left before the interview ended, Glover said "I felt like throwing up ... I feel OK now." The previous record of 12 hours and 30 seconds was held by Spain's Pedro Ruiz and set in Madrid in 2009. Watch Video

 

Oy Vey: Bert's Santa Speedo Run Nets $100,000 For Charity

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– This past weekend marked the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run presented by Cumulus syndicated The Bert Show (that's Bert serving as event Rabbi) This year’s speedo-wearing runners braved the chilly weather and raised over $100,000! The best part: all proceeds go to Bert’s Big Adventure; a non-profit organization started by Bert and his wife, Stacey, (shown with leg up) that allows them to escort Atlanta-area children with terminal and chronic illnesses and their families to Walt Disney World® for a magic-filled, all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime.

 

Hosts Attempt Greatest Food Drive Of All Time - Literally!

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– Midland Ontario's Roop, Wix & Meg (shown left) hopefully all get along because they're going to be in a bus together for three straight days. This is the kickoff of their second annual 104.1 The Dock’s “The Greatest Food Drive of All Time.” According to Simcoe.com: All three hosts will board a coach bus, where they will stay for three days as they travel Simcoe County and Muskoka, broadcasting live from 5:30 to 9 a.m. and collecting food donations. Tomorrow, they'll be joined by fellow host Josh Duncan and Ryan MacLeod, who'll bring their pj's and pillows so they can live and join in the event. The tour will begins at a Wal-Mart, then continue through numerous cities before stopping this Wednesday. All food raised stays in the community in where it was collected. For more details, click here www.1041thedock.com.


UK Hosts Bare All In Naked Calendar Fundraiser

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– The UK's Marlow FM is a self-supported station run by volunteers. So, what better way to raise funds than by raising eyebrows. According to The Buck Free Press, The calendar girls inspired issue features "presenters" from the station in various locations including a bike store and library. Paul Mansell, Marlow FM’s PR and Marketing Director told TBFP: "it’s a bit tongue in cheek but also it’s a high quality calendar that is not only supporting a very successful community radio station but a very deserving charity." According to station officials, the calendar has caused quite a stir with people desperate to get a copy. Imagine that. Proceeds from the calendar will help maintain the station, with 20% of profits going to Age UK Marlow.

 

Another Host Rises To The Occasion With Bikes For Tykes

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– We're guessing Virginia's 99.9 Super Country's Amy Pendleton of The Glenn & the Gang morning show couldn't be coerced into dangling from a fire truck ladder, so they chose a bike instead. She did broadcast from high-atop a scaffold (see right) in one of many Salvation Army Bikes For Tykes Campaigns. Her goal was to collect 99 bikes for the Salvation Army in the Rocky Mount community in the all day event. She told WDBJ 7 TV: "I can't come down till I get 99 bikes, so I don't eat or drink so I don't have to use any restroom facilities.."said Pendleton. A 126 bikes later, she finally got down about 6 o'clock on Friday.

 

Gaga Gets Naughty But Nice At Z100's 2011 Jingle Bell Ball

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– With Z100 New York's Elvis Duran serving as head emcee, this past weekend's highly lauded, 2011 Z100/New York's Jingle Bell Ball got a bit naughty with headliner Lady Gaga's special version of “White Christmas.” According to The New York Daily News," Gaga, with both legs in the air near the end of the holiday classic, said “Santa, I’ll be waiting for you.” The Z100 JBB brings back special memories for Gaga who said her first concert ever was the “Jingle Ball” back when she was 11 years old. Now 25, the singer recalled appearing 3 years ago. “I’ll never forget there were a whole lot of superstars and no one knew who the hell I was,” she said. “Some people thought I was going to be a one-hit wonder," said Gaga. Fuse TV will broadcast the Z100 Jingle Ball concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Photo: Z100 Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

 

Doug McIntyre Returns To Mornings On KABC Los Angeles With Terri-Rae Elmer

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 –– Starting Next year, "McIntyre In The Morning, featuring Doug McIntyre, will take over mornings once again on KABC/790 Los Angeles. He formerly held the post from 2004-2009. He'll be joined by longtime KFI/John & Ken's member Terri-Rae Elmer. In a station release, McIntyre stated: "I'm excited to return to morning drive with leading radio station, KABC. This comes on the heels of his exit from "Red Eye Radio" which he began in 2000. They follow Peter Tilden whose future plans will reportedly be announced soon.

 

Lady A Takes Tip From Fitz, Launches Ugly Sweater Drive

This "Fitzmas" just keeps getting better! When Charles Kelly from Lady Antebellum appeared on the air with 100.7 The Wolf morning man & Powered by Country Countdown host Fitz, the conversation turned to the topic of Charles' fondness for ugly Christmas sweaters. Fitz quipped that Lady A should do an ugly sweater contest at their concerts. Fast forward to today and that's exactly what's happening! Check out the Lady A website for how they're doing it. And click on the following link to hear the interview that started it all. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

Adam Carolla On Podcast: "Talk Is Talk"

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Former Loveline host, Adam Carolla, holds honors in the Guiness Book of World Records for most downloaded podcast (59 Million), but when it comes to podcasts, he tells The Arizona Republic, "Talking is talking, and I do a lot of improvising and I do a Power Point presentation, so it's basically cheating. If I am talking about my dog, I will actually show you pictures of my dog." Adam will be in Phoenix for his "Adam Carolla Hates the Holidays," at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 17. This comes on the heels of his recent best-seller "In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks," and the launching of a smartphone app and several other podcasts, including "CarCast," and "Ace on the House." Plus, he's been working on an e-book. And what inspires Carolla's humor? He tells writer Megan Finnerty: "To get to Phoenix, we'll fly out the Burbank airport in the San Fernando Valley. And when you get to the Burbank airport, you are greeted by a large bronze statue of Amelia Earhart ... who is famous for crashing airplanes." READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

 

98.7 Kiss New York Kicks Off Star-Studded KISS Cares Coat Drive

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- 98.7 KISS FM New York kicks off the holiday season in partnership with New York Cares for the 9th Annual KISS Cares Coat Drive today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Union Square’s Regal Cinema in Manhattan.  This year, alongside the entire KISS Family, special celebrity guests including neo-soul star, Anthony Hamilton, R&B crooner, Carl Thomas, Essence Magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief, Constance White, the newly crowned Miss Black New York 2012, Selena Watkins, Hip-hop legends Treach from Naughty by Nature, Kwame, Grand Master Caz and many more will be joining hand in hand to share the warmth and will reach back to help those in need in the community make it through the winter. “Every December, I get to see the generous spirit of New York come alive. It warms my spirit to see the faces of those who receive the gift from a city that has opened their closets and hearts and give so freely…it’s amazing,” says KISS FM’s Mid-day personality Shaila (shown).

 

Most Powerful Celebrities 2011 List Released By Gossip Site; Stern Edges O'Reilly For Top Spot

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Dirt.com, which describes itself as "where the world comes to gossip," has announced its Top Ten Most Powerful Celebrities of 2011 List. Not surprisingly, names such as Charlie Sheen, Mark Zuckerberg and Demi Lovato made the list. At the top, however, a couple of broadcasters battled it out, with Sirius XM's Howard Stern edging Fox's Bill O'Reilly for the top spot. According to dirt.com, “Powerful” doesn’t automatically mean who has the highest bank account, who has the most website searches, or who has the power to push around can the Hollywood elite. For Dirt’s Editors, powerful means which famous people have the most influence in a particular niche. CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE LIST

 

Clark Howard Cuts Back An Hour On Local Show Beginning Dec. 15th; National Show To Continue With Regular Length

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- The king of cutting cost is now extending cuts to his daily local show. According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, syndicated consumer talk host Clark Howard will cut back his radio show from three to two hours a day beginning Dec. 15. The syndicated host who airs locally on WSB AM and 95.5 FM news/talk WSB, told Ho in an interview that he was feeling especially tired after finishing his book tour for his former No. 1 New York Times best-seller “Living Large in Lean Times.” But the cutback will apparently be seamless to his 600 + stations over his syndicated show. Since many of his affiliates still want three hours a day of his show, producers will reportedly repackage repeats for a third hour.

 

Longtime Tennessee Personality And Programmer, Bill Burkett Passes Away At 66

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- We were saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Burkett, longtime Chattanooga host and programmer. He also held stints in Knoxville, Jacksonville, Florida, Louisiana and other cities before returning to Chattanooga in the early 1980s. In 1986, he helped launch WLMX where he first met lontime partner Parker Smith. According to WRCB-TV, Burkett had most recently held down afternoon drive on Mix 105.5 and continued to broadcast after being diagnosed with cancer early this year. Morning Mouth/Jockline Daily publisher, Don Anthony, said "I was so fortunate to known Bill. Back in my baby dj day, our paths crossed in New Orleans where he programmed and jocked at WRNO-FM. I can't recall ever meeting or knowing a nicer, more decent person, whose smile, like the one shown at left, never failed to light up a room." Photo: Bill Burkett

 

Sandilands Apologizes; Returns To 2Day FM In 2012 Following Radio Rant

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- As Jockline Daily reported last month, the top rated Kyle Sandilands, one half of the Kyle and Jackie O Show of 2Day FM/Sydney, caused a huge firestorm over comments he made following a reporter's negative review of their TV special. Following her report, he launched an on-air attack on News Ltd journalist Ali Stephenson calling her a "fat slag and piece of s**"...among other things. Top advertisers soon began to bail and then Kyle apologized saying: "In the heat of the moment I reacted badly to criticism of my television program. I took my remarks too far and for that - and the offence caused to Alison Stephenson and those exposed to my comments - I sincerely apologise." Southern Cross Austero then announced yesterday that Sandilands, and Jackie O would indeed return to their jobs on 2Day FM in 2012. In a carefully worded statement they wrote: "We confirm and reiterate that Southern Cross Austereo does not endorse in any way Kyle Sandilands behaviour that has been deemed offensive, and appreciate his further apology and addressing of the situation." Reportedly, Sandilands salary is worth a reported $2million per year.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Q107 Calgary Welcomes Jeff And Sarah; Current Contract Delays Start

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- K-Rock/Ontario's Jeff Brown & Sarah Crosbie (shown) are headed Q107 Calgary, but due to a contractual agreement with their current employee, won't likely start until late Spring. Sarah has been co-hosting the morning show for the last 3 years and is also a former newspaper columnist and editor --- Erica Kay heads to mornings at Live 95.9 Pittsfield, PA. She follows Megan Carlotta.

 

Here We Go Again: NBC In Talks With Seacrest For The Today Show

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Short of being considered as a presidential candidate in 2012, uber radio and tv star Ryan Seacrest, who still somehow fits a daily morning radio show on KIIS-FM/LA, is now in the news again with yet another gig possibility. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that NBC/Universal is pursuing "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest as a possible successor to Matt Lauer on the "Today" show. According to the report, "NBC executives—including "Today" show executive producer Jim Bell, NBC News President Steve Capus and its senior vice president for marketing and communications, Lauren Kapp—met with Mr. Seacrest on Tuesday evening to discuss him joining the show, according to the people close to the company." Admittedly, the talks are said to be in the preliminary stages and then of course, as mentioned in the past, with co-host mentions like Live with Regis & Kelly and others based in New York, logistically, the move may not work amid Seacreast other myriad of jobs. Photo: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com

 

California Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Sirius XM; Now Await Challenge From Howard Stern And Shareholders

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- On the heels of a positive earnings report, Sirius XM got more good news from a California judge this week who tossed a class action lawsuit over its advertising, a suit involving Joel Broida’s claim that a Sirius XM ad tricked him and others into over-paying for a two year subscription. But legal battles still lie ahead. According to paidcontent.com, several major lawsuits still hang over their heads, including one involving its number one star, Howard Stern. His company, One Twelve Inc, claims Sirius XM owes him millions in bonus payments based on growing subscriber numbers. Sirius XM's attorney, Michael Oberman, disputes this claiming Stern’s contract does not provide for the bonus he is claiming. Both parties still await a ruling about whether the case should be dismissed. In addition to Stern's suit, another still to be decided case involves shareholders who accuse CEO Mel Karmazin and others of fraud by "lining their pockets" during the height of the financial crisis in 2009. READ PAID CONTENT ARTICLE HERE

 

 

Fly Jock Joyner Takes Off For Hip Surgery; To Recover In Awesome Jamaica Villa

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Although his days of flying back and forth from Dallas to Chicago are long over, the Fly Jock moniker remains along with a hip injury from his youth. As a result, on yesterday's show, the syndicated morning host, Tom Joyner, announced that his last day on the air will be today and he won't return until Jan. 2nd. From his blog he wrote: "My last day on the air will be Thursday, Dec. 8, and my hip surgery will take place on Friday, Dec. 9th. After the operation, I travel to Jamaica to recover and rehab for two weeks at an awesome private villa, surrounded by family, friends and a physical therapist. I’ll be back in the big chair on Monday, Jan. 2. I will be on a walker for a while, and then a cane. After about six weeks, I'll be ready to party full tilt. Skip Murphy will fill in with Sybil and J., while he's gone.

 

 

CHILLING: How Radio Broke The News of The Pearl Harbor Attack [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in which 2,042 Americans were killed and marked the beginning of World War II. The Huffington Post noted that The Newseum in Washington began taking a look at how America first learned of the attack. According to radiodays.com, WOR New York was among the first to break the news by interrupting a football game between The New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. As noted: "At approximately, 2:26 WOR (possibly Mutual) broke into the game with this surprise bulletin about an attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Trump Slams Karl Rove: "A Political Hack; Boring Guy, Sloppy Looking..." [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- When it comes to publicity, no one works it better than real estate tycoon turned TV celebrity Donald Trump. In addition to his much talked about hosting of an upcoming presidential debate, he's out promoting his new book out "Time To Get Tough." This week he reached out to the TRN syndicated Laura Ingraham Show and spared little time in responding to former George Bush aide Karl Rove who's been critical of the Trump moderated debate. "What did he do? He gave you Bush and he and Bush crashed and burned and to be honest Laura nobody could have won that election in all fairness to John McCain because of what took place during the Bush administration and that was Karl Rove." I saw Karl Rove speaking and about 12 people showed up to a speaking engagement. ... I have a guy who is a... uh.. frankly a political.. I won't say it cause I want to be nice ... a political PERSON." Laura recalled her first meeting with Trump and said he told her 'What are you doing about your brand? And I never forgot that.' ' He later added "You've done great with you brand ... I hope you'll give me a little percentage of what you make." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

 

HOW BITS BEGAN: Jeff & Jer's "Breaking And Entering"

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Ever wonder who actually invented or created some of the most recognized, recurring bits or stunts in radio? War of the Roses? Battle of the Sexes? How about the first phone scam (Rick Dees told me once, WMAK/Nashville's Russ Spooner holds title for this)? While the origins of many of radio's best ideas is great fodder for debate, there's one Christmas Classic that has remained among the best ever and one show's credit goes unchallenged: KYXY/San Diego's Jeff & Jer's"Breaking And Entering." As executive producer Tommy Sablan tells the story: "15 years ago, a man called in to Jeff and Jer right before the holidays. He just lost his job and he called to see if we can find him a job. He wasn't asking for any handouts, he just wanted some leads to get a job to get his 3 small children Christmas gifts. He was very well received on the air and people just liked him. He got so many job interviews. Later on that morning when he left to some of those job interviews, me and 3 of my friends LITERALLY broke in to the guys home and bought him a tree and groceries and a bike and gifts from a local KMART that was literally across the street from his home. We did it anonymously and without letting him know it was us. We did it LIVE on the air. That was the first year, then every year after that including Christmas 2009 and 2010 when we were off the air we continued to do it. We ask for emails and stories about people needing help and we choose one to do on the air. OFF THE AIR, we do take care of about 50 families with help from many friends and family of the showgram. IS THERE A CLASSIC THAT YOU CREATED? LET US KNOW. This could become a most interesting and possibly recurring segment. CHECK OUT AUDIO AND VIDEO FROM PAST BREAKING AND ENTERING

 

 

HUNDREDS SERVED: Bones Delivers On Free Ice Cream Promise To City of Waco

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Last Friday, December 2, national radio personality Bobby Bones made good on his Facebook promise to treat the city of Waco, Texas to ice cream in celebration of Baylor University’s victory over Oklahoma University on November 20. Hundreds of people dropped by The Bobby Bones Show affiliate 97.5 FM/KWTX’s parking lot to meet Bones and receive free Blue Bell ice cream. That's Bobby in the middle dressed in white sporting a few ice cream stains.


MOVERS/WAKERS: Mix 94.1 Las Vegas' Mark and Mercedes Ink multi-year contract

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- On the heels of their recently celebrated 15th anniversary with Mix 94.1 Las Vegas, Mark & Mercedes (shown center and far right), shown with producer J.C. Fernandez, (shown far left). They recently celebrated their 15th anniversary with the station. ---- Recent WPBZ "The Buzz" West Palm Beach morning team Loper and Randi are looking for their next opportunity. Top 40, Alt Rock, Talk, Hot AC, Rock are all comfort zones for L&R. Contact Jeremy Loper directly at 561-818-5673 or jeremyloper@gmail.com

Photo: Fred Morledge

 

British Sex And Relationship Therapist Simone Bienne Heats Up Loveline As Co-Host

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- One of radio’s most successful and longest running talk shows, Loveline with Dr. Drew, has added the well-known British television and radio personality, Simone Bienne, to its cast. Bienne joins Dr. Drew Pinsky and Mike Catherwood Sunday through Thursday, 10:00PM to midnight on great radio stations across the nation. Bienne is a licensed sex and relationship therapist from the U.K., where her honest and insightful advice has been shared with millions via her TV shows, online blogs, and newspaper and magazine columns. “She is smart, funny, someone I respect tremendously and brings a wealth of clinical expertise particularly suited to the Loveline audience,” said Pinsky. Loveline is produced by Courtside Entertainment Group with Dial Global serving as its exclusive distributor and national ad sales representative.

 

 

Prankage: Herman Cain's Reported Call Into Stern Show Turned Out To Be Impersonator

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Suspended presidential candidate (can we use that term?) was reportedly joining The Howard Stern Show this morning. Stern had said on yesterday's show: “Tomorrow Herman Cain will be here to speak with us...He’ll answer all of our questions hopefully, and we’ll get some time with him. I don’t know how long, but...he says he’ll answer anything we want." Various sites waited anxiously for the appearance, however, now according to mediabistro.com, it was Herman KANE the impersonator. They apparently reached out to SiriusXM and got the real story.

 

 

Clear Channel's Bob Pittman, To Receive 'Spirit Of Life Award' From City of Hope

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry group announced yesterday it will honor Bob Pittman, chief executive officer (CEO) of Clear Channel with its 2012 Spirit of Life® Award. City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s most prestigious philanthropic honor, presented annually to an entertainment industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and altruistic achievement. “I am honored to be the recipient of this year’s award and to use the power of radio, internet and music and entertainment for such a worthy cause,” said Pittman. He'll receive The Spirit of Life Award in May 2012 at a unique, music-infused gala in California with special musical guest and DJ performances. Proceeds will benefit City of Hope.


 

Smerconish Leads Panel On Controversial '81 Murder Of Philadelphia Cop [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- WPHT/Philly's Michael Smerconish is set to lead a panel discussion focused on the legal issues of the long running saga of the murder of Philadelphia Police Office Daniel Faulkner by Mumia Abu-Jamal. The panel consists of Smerconish, talk show host and co-author of Murdered By Mumia; Maureen Faulkner, widow of Daniel Faulkner, plus many others including Tigre Hill, Documentary Filmmaker, The Barrel Of A Gun. The discussion is set for December 9, 2011 which marks the 30th Anniversary of the death of Daniel Faulkner. The controversial film “The Barrel of a Gun” Filmmaker Tigre Hill says he has uncovered “rare new insight” concerning what he boldly asserts was the premeditated 1981 killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner and the subsequent conviction of death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. WATCH TRAILER HERE

 


Phil Hendrie Guest Stars on Modern Family

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- TRN/KFI-AM Los Angeles radio personality Phil Hendrie is aptly busy this week on the set of ABC-TV’s Emmy Award winning series Modern Family. As a guest star playing the role of “Boots” on the “Me Jealous?” episode, Hendrie takes a time out for this photo. Left to right: Ed O’Neill, Director Michael Spiller, Hendrie and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. “It’s not hard to figure out why Modern Family is a hit show,” says Hendrie. “Everyone, Ed O'Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, all of the crew, they were kind, complimentary and helpful. Very, very positive people to be around. I'm so grateful for the experience. Thanks Modern Family!”

 

California Artist Draws Pictures Of Hosts He's Never Seen

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Imagine someone who's listened to you, but has never seen you and then draws a picture or characature of what he thinks you look like in their mind? That was a project taken on artist Gaelan Kelly who only knew NPR hosts and reporters by voice. Justin Kaufmann who's a senior content developer for WBEZ/Chicago and also part of an ensemble member of the comedy group Schadenfreude, caught wind of Kelly's work at his blog and reached out for an interview, plus his take on various NPR personalities. Here are just a couple of his observations that he expressed to Kaufmann: Re: Peter Sagal, shown above left, he said "Peter sounds like a very animated showman whose inner geek can't help but leak through. I'm sure I've stood next to him at a comic book shop arguing over some mundane story detail while never realizing his true identity: Game show host." As for Ira Glass, shown above right with Kelly's rendering, he said "With the possible exception of Terry Gross, I think I may have come closest to capturing what Ira Glass looks like in reality. I can hear his thick framed glasses and tall lanky frame through my ear-buds." How do you suppose your listeners who've never seen you would paint you?



Bits The Season To Be Jolly: $15,000 Christmas Dream Come True Courtesy Of Mojo in the Morning

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Detroit's Channel 955'S MOJO IN THE MORNING have qualified over 100 listeners for a $15,000 shopping spree at the Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi (home of Radio's Best Friend, Art Vuolo). The lucky winner was chosen last night at Channel 955's Jingle Jam at The Fillmore in Detroit and the shopping spree will take place Today. The winner will be arriving in style, they will be picked up by Lavdas Limousines and chauffeured to Twelve Oaks Mall where they will have 6 hours to spend $15,000 starting at 10am with the Mojo in the Morning show cheering them along the way.

 

No End In Sight: Merlin Scoops Up Another Station

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Lucky for Merlin Media's Randy Michaels that the world didn't end last May as predicted, once again, Family Radio's Harold Camping. As reported yesterday, Family Stations, Inc. agreed to sell the assets of WKDN Camden NJ to Merlin Media LLC Licensee which serves the Philadelphia market. In a release it stated "Merlin Media is now actively looking for staff that can pronounce Schuykill, Wissahickon, Manayuk, Tredyffrin, Gwynedd, Pennsauken, Bala Cynwyd and Bryn Mawr." In the meantime, while WKDN is a religious station, speculation is it will follow suit with Merlin's other markets and go news.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Jonesy Goes National; Eric Harley and Gary McNamara Take Over Red Eye Radio

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Former Power 99/Philly's Tarsha "Jonesy" Jones is headed national with the launch of "MissJonesRadio.Net.” Reportedly, she'll be joined by Co-Host Michael Shawn, Kim Allen, and Carmen and air nationally starting on Monday- January 9th 2012. According to her website, it's presented by Major Trendz Entertainment. ----Cumulus Media Networks has announced that veteran broadcasters Gary McNamara and Eric Harley as the new hosts of Red Eye Radio. Having entertained listeners across the country with their show, The Midnight Radio Network for the past six years, Affiliates of TMRN will be able to receive the new version of Red Eye Radio, which will air Monday-Sunday from 1 – 6 a.m. ET, beginning Jan. 3, 2012 ---- WKDF-FM/Nashville morning co-host Jessica Humpherville (Jessica Alex) is headed to WDRM-FM Huntsville for mornings with Dan McClain. She'll begin December 12th.

 

 

Jeremy Piven Tells Hill Man: Talks Underway On "Entourage" Film

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 6TH, 2011 –– Actor Jeremy Piven told WAAF-FM/Boston's Hill-Man Morning Show that a movie based on the HBO series “Entourage” in the works. With an assist from Envision Radio Networks®’ Guest Services, he said in an interview: “They commissioned a script from Doug Ellin and we’re waiting to see what it looks like,” said Piven, who is well-known for his role as talent agent Ari Gold on “Entourage”. As for the direction the movie, he said "We’re going to hopefully pick up where we left off, because I think it kind of sets itself up perfectly for a movie.” Piven was promoting his new movie "I Melt With You," which follows a group of college buddies down a path of excess, and co-stars Thomas Jane and Rob Lowe. When asked if he has ever lived the life of excess, Piven came clean, “I don’t really do drugs, man-made drugs that is. Possibly a little herbal medication, if you will. And some espresso, possibly. Nothing harder than that. I’m kind of boring." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Bones & Roddick Team For Fox Sports Radio Show

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 6TH, 2011 –– FOX Sports Radio announced the addition of Premiere Syndicated host Bobby Bones and tennis great Andy Roddick to its weekend lineup. Along with Bones, his longtime Austin bud Roddick, Grand-Slam tennis champion, will host a new Saturday afternoon program that will feature a mix of sports, pop culture and entertainment, in addition to interviews with top athletes and other celebrity guests. Originating from Austin, Texas, the program will begin on January 7, 2012 and will air from 1 - 4 p.m. ET/10 a.m. 1 p.m. PT across the network in top markets including Los Angeles, Houston, Miami and Phoenix. "I can't wait to get paid to talk about sports, especially since Andy and I have been doing it for free for years," Bones said.

 

Aspiring Rapper Jailed For Harassing Hosts Over Song Requests

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 6TH, 2011 –– 10 in a row could take on a whole new meaning for an an over-zealous rapper who landed in jail following his harassment of two former radio hosts who apparently didn't want to play his tunes. According to The Delaware Daily Times, Benjamin Tyrone Russell, 38, has been sentenced in Montgomery County Court to six-to-12 months county jail after he pleaded guilty to charges of harassment and disorderly conduct in connection with his contact with two former hosts at Radio One's 100.3 The Beat FM. Authorities claim Russell repeatedly telephoned the former jocks and even confronted them at the station and demanded they play his music. Russell, who goes by the name "Never Jealous," was further ordered by the judge to have no future contact with the two hosts once he's released. Stock Photo: Shutterstock

 

Oh Brother: Wease Gets Tattoo'd For Hefty Cash Donations

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 6TH, 2011 –– Talk about long-term ad campaigns, check this out: FOX 95.1/Rochester's iconic morning host, Brother Wease just finished a 24 hour marathon for a hospital in need of funds. No sooner started, he quicky raised $30,000, but here's something Wease tells Jockline Daily he's pretty certain no other air personality has ever done. He had 3 client's business logo's tattooed on his body for hefty cash donations. The Tattoo's were done live on air and shown on multiple news broadcasts. "We were on about 24 and a half hours. I got 3 tattoos. 3 clients' a window company, a big box store and a home improvement company. 24 and a half hour talk show. No cheating naps at all," said Wease. (Just to be safe, it's probably best you not share this with your sale's staff -- no what I mean sparky?)

 

 

V103's Ski Nets $100K In Annual Charity Wine Auction

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 6TH, 2011 –– V103's morning mainstay Frank Ski (shown with wife Tanya) hosted his 8th Annual wine auction with proceeds going to his Frank Ski Kids Foundation, hosts for his annual Youth Bowl and source of scholarship funds to certain students and even overseas trips for some. According to AJC's Rodney Ho, in the past eight years, Ski's raised more than $1 million from the wine auction. Ski told Ho "The recession has reduced corporate support, but Sunday night’s fundraising was consistent with the past two years, pulling in more than $100,000. Among the star-studded attendees included Rap legend Grandmaster Flash, Martin Luther King III and Derek J of Oxygen’s “Hair Battle Spectacular.” Photo: Rodney Ho/AJC

 

Wells Joins Coast to Coast AM's Weekend Line-UP

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 6TH, 2011 –– Premiere Networks announced yesterday the addition of a new host to the weekend lineup of Coast to Coast AM, John B. Wells (shown left). Wells is a long-standing favorite of Coast to Coast AM who has guest-hosted the program since 2005 which is currently hosted by Ian Punnett (shown right). Punnett, who first joined the Coast to Coast AM weekend lineup in 1998, announced last Saturday on-air that he will step down from duties in an effort to seek aggressive treatment for a debilitating case of tinnitus.  His final Saturday show will air December 31, but he will continue to host Coast to Coast AM the second Sunday of each month. George Noory, who helms the live weeknight timeslot, will continue to host the first Sunday of each month.

 

 

STAX OF WAX: Group Stumble Across 9000 Stored Albums From Armed Forces Network

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 6TH, 2011 –– Jockline Daily found it quite fitting that the 611th "AIR SUPPORT" Group's Detachment 1 stationed at Wake Island Airfield in the mid-Pacific stumbled across a vinyl record collection with an estimated value between $90,000 and $250,000. According to The Joint Base Elmendor-Richardson, they're now making an effort to preserve the nearly 9,000 vintage vinyl records and ship them back to their rightful owner, the American Forces Radio and Television Network (AFRTN) in Alexandria, Va. The records were found cataloged and neatly organized on shelves in a small room on the second floor of the base operations building with the door conspicuously stenciled with the name of the radio station, KEAD. Since it was a restricted area, most people kept out. Master Sergeant Fleury is spearheading the operation to ship the records back. He estimates it will take approximately 75 16-inch by 16-inch boxes, and a total of about $10,000 worth of specialized material to properly pack up the records. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Amy Hansen)

 

 

Radio Giants Team For Joint Effort

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– Clear Channel Radio and Cumulus Media Inc. today announced an agreement that will extend both companies' digital reach and benefit consumers by offering them more choice, more value and a more comprehensive experience both digitally and locally. Under the agreement, the 570 Cumulus radio stations in 120 markets will be available on the New iHeartRadio platform wherever it is offered, including the Web, mobile devices and automobile. Clear Channel Radio will also advertise daily deals from Cumulus Media's SweetJack, the rapidly growing deals platform that provides local merchants Ð including the best restaurants, spas, salons, stores and venues Ð the promotional power of radio. "The fact that Cumulus chose iHeartRadio as the digital platform for all of its radio stations underscores how quickly the New iHeartRadio has become the digital destination of choice to give listeners the best and most complete online radio experience," said Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel.

 

Herrrrrrrrre's Johnny: Brandmeier Returns To Chicago's Airwaves; Bill Leff Handles Lead In [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– The pride of Fond Du Lac Wisconsin, Jonathon Brandmeier, will make his triumphant return to Chicago's airwaves this week at WGN-AM 720. He follows Greg Jarrett who's held the post for the last two years. Reportedly, both he and his producer, Jim Wiser (who once produced for Brandmeier at The Loop) have exited. In a release, WGN VP/GM Tom Langmyer said of Brandmeier: "He belongs on WGN." Brandmeier signed a multi-year contract and will start on December 9th and hold down the 5:30 to 9:00 a.m. slot. He'll be joined by on the show with Steve Bertrand to handle news. Bill Leff is said to be filling in on the air this week prior to Brandmeier's start and then would perform a 5:00 - 5:30 am thereafter. As Jocklline Daily pondered how many other morning hosts hold down 30 minute shows, this tweet from Robert Feder caught our attention: "RobertFeder REMEMBER YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Bill Leff to replace Steve King & Johnnie Putman midnight to 5:30 a.m. weekdays on WGN, starting 12/12. While King & Putman remain in place on 'GN's website, we'll keep an eye out for an update. Along with news of Johnny B's return, return, it led to a local media frenzy. No sooner had his return been announced, he joined new WGN PMD team mate and fellow radio icon, Garry Meier in a three-way video broadcast over WGN TV. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Prairie Home's Keillor Reconsiders Retirement

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– Public radio's popular "A Prairie Home Companion's" Garrison Keillor says he now may be reconsidering his retirement. He told the Sioux City Journal last week "He thought about quitting the show, but it panicked him and led to him rethinking the whole brilliant idea.” He added: "Th show is going well and he loves doing it, so why quit. Last March, Keillor surprised his fans by saying in an AARP Bulletin interview that he planned to retire in Spring of 2013.Keillor's spokesman, David O'Neill, confirmed the report to the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, saying Keillor doesn't have any specific plans to retire and is still enjoying doing the show."

 

Kelly Rippa Skirts Rumors That Tony Danza Is Her New Co-Host [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– Following a report in the National Enquirer suggesting that longtime TV star Tony Danza was all but a done deal in the ABC's quest to find a replacement for the departing Regis Philbin, WPLJ's Scott & Todd rang up Kelly Rippa for a reply. While seeming surprised she shouts "Tony Danza has the job?? OMG, I'll tell Gelman (her show's producer) we'll get him all warmed up. Gelman then acknowledges reading the article, to which Scott says that maybe he could be a producer on their show. Kelli agreed. Todd then asked if she would get Gelman confirm if Danza was the guy, and he pulled a line from the company rule book saying "He couldn't comment." With that, Shannon said "He'd be perfect to produce this show." LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

Wedding Bells Ring For Star 94/Atlanta's Simmons

All of us at Jockline Daily were pleased to learn of Cindy Simmons, half of Star 94's Cindy and Ray Show, getting hooked up over the weekend with fiance, Eric. According to AJC's Rodney Ho, "The pair got engaged in May and will be taking a honeymoon in Paris." For the event, Cindy wore her mom's wedding dress. As Jockline Daily formerly reported, Simmons is a breast cancer survivor, as she blogged, a doctor asked for her to get a biopsy in her uterus right before her wedding. She posted: "I recently went in for a uterus ultrasound. While I was there the Dr. found something on my uterus and has ordered a Biopsy. I have since learned that this is a fairly common thing and this happens to many women. HOWEVER, when you are a Cancer Survivor and you hear the word Biopsy AND your mom had uterine cancer, I will let you know it doesn't feel so common..." Best wishes from all of us go out to Simmons and family.

 

Mock Beauty Pageant Throws Proceeds To Toys For Tots As It Crowns Kevin & Bean's Miss Double D-cember 2012

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– In what's turned into a highly popular annual event, KROQ's Kevin & Bean Show crowned Joanna (shown) a 26-year-old from Huntington Beach as Miss Double D-cember 2012. She told The Orange County Register: "I really am more careful and conservative most of the time," she says. "But with this, I was just like, 'Do it.' The only thing I could think of the entire time was that I was having a blast.' She joined eight other Miss Double D finalists and wore bikinis and also evening wear during various rounds of the live broadcast competition, which was hosted by KROQ personality Ralph Garman and included talent and interview portions. Reportedly, Joanna will get lots of perks, including tickets to KROQ top events, plus, joining K&B for their annual Weenie Roast. The mock pageant serves as one of the largest Toys for Tots fund raisers of the year for Orange County. A dozen or so U.S. Marines were on hand to collect nearly 2000 toys, which by 7 a.m., had piled into a heap more than six feet high near the gated entrance.

 

95SX's 2 Girls & A Guy's Tanya Brown Takes Home Celebrity Chili Cook Off Honors

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– Tanya Brown of 95SX's 2 Girls & a Guy Show (shown with Tanya, Kelly G and Mike The Guy) said she had her sights set on only one prize at the 12th annual Celebrity Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast this past Saturday and, once again, she got her wish. According to The Post And Courier, A panel of judges awarded Brown "Best in Show" in the celebrity category for the fifth time in seven years for her chili which features peanut butter. Tanya joked afterward, "I'm going to have to retire so I can let some other people win."The Celebrity Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast benefits the Charleston Animal Society. They also partner with Pet Helpers and Humane Net for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

 

Jim Ladd To Air On Sirius XM Beginning In January

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– Following his much publicized exit last month from KLOS-FM/LA, Jim "The Last DJ" Ladd is set to join Sirius XM beginning in January. According to The Orange County Register, Ladd will host a daily nightly program on Deep Tracks, Channel 27. This marks Ladd's first national broadcast show. In an Sirius XM press release, Ladd stated: "I will be playing everything I want, from Pink Floyd to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, from the Doors to Moby Grape, freely and with no play lists. As I have always done throughout my career, I will be choosing all my own music, creating thematic sets, inviting the biggest stars in the world, many of whom I am proud to call my friends, to join me in the studio ... I'll also be taking phone calls from listeners all across American and instantly communicating with my audience through social media networks to help spread the word that true free-form rock radio is back and more powerful than ever."

 

More Holiday Bittage: Bikes or Bust Lands Another Jock In A Scissor Lift

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– Last Friday we told you about Highway 98/Destin's Brent "Dingo" Crank attempt to stay atop a scissor lift until he reached his goal. Well, add 92.9 NIN/Wichita Falls' Chris Callaway to the growing number of scissor-left renters as he rose in the air, along with the help of the Wichita Falls Fire Department, in an attempt to get 500 bicycle donated to Operation Santa Claus during their Bikes or Bust event. He told The Time's Record News, "Bicycles are one of the most requested items from children year after year." Chris Callaway began living and broadcasting from the top of a scissor lift in the parking lot of Nissan of Wichita Falls on Nov. 30th-Dec.3rd to make sure that no child goes without this Christmas season.

 

KFAT's Kimtagious' Celebrity Challenge Nets Christmas Song In 20 Days

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011/PR Web –– During a meeting concerning future events to support Operation Morale Boost, radio KFAT Anchorage's Kimtagious (shown left) asked all the performers present if they could come up with a Christmas song for an zupcoming showcase. In all confidence, Team Outta Step accepted the task and soon after released Waiting 4 Christmas for free download via Soundcloud. Kenny Dubb, (shown right) Amos, and KL only had 20 days to have the song fully written and ready to be performed in front of hundreds of people. Being the producer, Kenny told Amos and KL that he would have a song soon and that they should keep an eye on their email for updates. While crafting the music for the song, Kenny wrote the chorus and called for the soulful talents of KL to perfect it. Finally, Amos recorded a beautiful verse. Amos & KL performed Waiting 4 Christmas live at VFW Post 10252 on December 3rd for an Operation Morale Boost showcase. Operation Morale Boost is a volunteer committee of families, friends, and supporters of the U.S. armed forces, which puts together care packages for our deployed troops and shows our military members and their families how much we appreciate what they do for our country. LISTEN TO SONG HERE

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Ed Lover Returns To Hot 97

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 5TH, 2011 –– WQHT Hot 97/New York has added Ed Lover back on the air in its "Throwback at Noon!" ----- WAMZ-FM/Louisville inks PD/AMD Coyote Calhoun to new three-year extension ---- Another week, another national appearance: KDWM/Las Vegas' Heidi Harris joins David Asman's "Power and Money" show tonight, which airs 6 PM PDT, 9 PM EDT. Heidi appears frequently on national talk shows like the one shown of her recent trip to Fox' O'Reilly Factor.

 

Artie Lange: My Entire Life Has Been A Cry For Help [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011 –– Artie Lange, one half of the newly launched, Premiere syndicated Nick And Artie Show (with Nick DiPaolo,)appeared last night on Joy Behar HLN Cable show. She introduced him by saying "Comedian Artie Lange has been on TV & Radio, he's also been on heroin and suicide watch." That broke Lange and audience into huge laughter with the former Howard Stern sidekick responding: "That's the best and worse intro I've ever heard ... that's not exactly what you hear when Sally Jessica Parker comes on the show." Lange then confesses "I wish I could argue with any of it." He touched briefly on his time with Stern saying:"the tickets I've gotten out of ... I'd be coming back from Bananas in Poughkeepsie and the cop would look at my license and say ...'uhhh, tell Howard I said hi' ... "I literally could have been smoking crack," jokes Lange. Behar then got serious by asking about his suicide attempt. "It wasn't really a suicide attempt it was more an attempt to get some rest." He goes on to say he's writing a book about it and it's hard to explain "I was tired and and I wanted to get some rest and thought if I lost enough blood I'd get some rest." When Behar asked him why he went for the stomach (where he reportedly stabbed himself repeatedly) rather than the veins, he said "I didn't go to medical school. I don't know where veins are." Behar asked "So this wasn't a cry for help? "My entire life has been a cry for help ... mostly fashion wise." Lange joked. JB " What is it you needed help with asked Behar?" "Well Joy, look at me --pause with laughter-- I'm in show business ... and I look like I'm here to fix the cable." WATCH PORTION OF INTERVEW VIDEO HERE

 

105.1 Jamz Birmingham's Roy Wood Jr. Cast In New TBS Sitcom

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011 –– What a past year it's been for, Roy Wood Jr. First, he lands the morning slot for Cox' new 105.1 JAMZ/Birmingham, then lands in the top 3 on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Now comes word that he's been cast in the new TBS sitcom pilot "Sullivan and Son." According to The Birmingham News, the show will also star comedian Steve Byrne and will be produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Rob Long. Byrne will play the son of a Pittsburgh bar owner who leaves his successful corporate attorney job to come home and take over the bar. Wood will join other cast members Ahmed Ahmed and Owen Benjamin.

 

Opie & Anthony Pay Weekend Long Tribute To Patrice O'Neal

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011 –– Following this week's sad and unexpected death of comedian Patrice O'Neal (shown), SiriusXM hosts Opie and Anthony are arranging an entire weekend where his friends and fans can hear his comedy and say goodbye to the popular performer with a special tribute. According to an Opie and Anthony release, they along with comedian Jim Norton, will broadcast a nonstop marathon of O’Neal’s funniest and most memorable visits to their show over the past eight years. In addition, they'll feature special on-air tributes, stories, and memories from the likes of Louis C.K., Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dane Cook, Kurt Metzger, Rich Vos, Amy Schumer, Joe DeRosa, Bob Kelly, Jim Florentine, Colin Quinn and more. The O’Neal tribute will begin 6 a.m. EST on Saturday, Dec. 3, and will run throughout the entire weekend on Sirius XM Radio’s Opie & Anthony Channel.

 

KGO San Francisco Goes News Intensive; Staff, Moniker Changes Follow

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011 –– Following what appears to be a growing trend, San Francisco talker KGO has now shifted into a more news intensive mode. In the process, four of its longtime personalities, Gene Burns, Gil Gross, Ray Taliaferro and John Rothmann will reportedly exit. PD Paul Hosley told The San Francisco Chronicle: this comes as a result of "adding a tremendous amount of news content to KGO." Host Ronn Owens will continue with his 9:00-Noon Show; Brian Copeland will also remain in weekends. With the transition, the name "Newstalk 810" will be changed to "KGO-810 - The Bay Area's News and Information Station.

 

SWEET: Bobby Bone's Makes Good On Ice Cream Promise To Entire City of Waco

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011 –– After this weekend, citizens of Waco, Texas may be a tad heavier thanks to Austin based, Premiered syndicated morning host Bobby Bones. On the heels of Baylor making headlines when the No. 25 ranked team beat No. 5 ranked OU for the first time in history with a last-second touchdown pass. Bones will be making that victory even sweeter today as he personally buys and serves ice cream to the city of Waco between 4 and 5 pm ct. Accordingly, he'll be sporting a Baylor sweatshirt from KWTX/97.5 FM’s Waco's Parking Lot. Bones had posted on 97.5 FM/KWTX’s Facebook page that he would buy ice cream for everyone if underdog Baylor beat Oklahoma University on November 20. Meanwhile, we are pleased to show the cover of December's Tribeza magazine, featuring Bones.

 

Roz Weston Named Toronto's Sexiest Radio Personality; Roz & Mocha Show Take Best Show Honors

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011 –– As is if we haven't driven our women readers crazy already with pics of male hotties this morning, here's yet another. Shown right is Roz Weston, one half of the highly popular Roz & Mocha Show on KISS 92.5 Toronto. Aside from being chosen as "sexiest" radio personality in the latest Toronto Sun Readers' Choice Awards, his show was also picked as top show. According to The Canadian News Wire, among the radio categories, KISS 92.5 FM took top spot as Toronto's favorite station, with KISS jocks Scott Fox, Dave Blezard and Roz Weston winning in the favourite radio and sexiest personalities categories, respectively. SEE COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS HERE Photo: Weston Facebook

 

 

Michael Baisden Releases Submission Details For His 'Million Dollar Business Pitch'

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011/PRNewswire –– As Jockline Daily first reported before Thanksgiving, radio's Michael Baisden has announced the details of his "Million Dollar Business Pitch" campaign. Last month, Baisden initially announced his plans to provide a half-million dollars to small businesses and non-profits via the campaign. Listeners were instructed to tune into the radio show, Twitter, or Facebook on November 28th for submission details. Since then, Baisden has been telling his listeners, "There's no such thing as luck in business; you have to be prepared when opportunity presents itself!" That opportunity was revealed in a three-step process for entrepreneurs to submit their businesses for a chance at a portion of a $500,000 small business investment, contributed solely by Baisden. Beginning January 2012, Baisden promises to begin cutting checks for businesses that can pitch their profit and non-profit companies the best. But there is a catch, he added: Those selected must be committed to "Paying it Forward." "I want to support entrepreneurs who understand the importance of giving back," states Baisden. He added, "In order to achieve success you must be diligent, organized, and, above all else, have integrity," he says. Entrepreneurs who are prepared for the challenge must go through three steps to get to the final round. For more details, CLICK HERE

 

 

Bits That Make The Season Bright: Host Lives On A Lift To Collect Bikes

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 2ND 2011 –– If you're going to live on lift for charity in December, it's nice to be in Florida. Either way, Highway 98.1 host Brent "Dingo" Crank (first jock we've ever heard named that), one half of the Craig and Dingo Show, is living high to raise bikes for kids. Beginning yesterday, he was lifted 40 feet in the air in front of Quality Imports Toyota and plans to stay there for 98 straight hours with hopes of getting 500 bicycles donated to Toys for Tots. He told North West Florida News: “The toughest thing is being on that platform. It’ll be kind of like jail and the fact that it shakes a little bit makes me nervous.” Toys for Tots has set a goal to get 15,000 toys donated before Christmas. Reportedly, Dingo is wearing a few extra layers of clothing in case it gets chilly. He also has a Port-a-Potty, tent, and a rope and bucket to get food from below.

 

Fallon Plays DJ This Weekend On American Top 40

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– Comedian Jimmy Fallon will guest host American Top 40 this weekend as he fills in for host Ryan Seacrest December 3 and 4. In addition to counting down the Top 40 songs, the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” host will answer questions directly from fans and talk about his upcoming return to “Saturday Night Live” for his first time as a guest host on December 17. Jimmy Fallon began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 1998, where he quickly became an audience favorite. Known for his spot-on impressions, hilarious sketches and his stint as co-anchor of “Weekend Update” with Tina Fey, Fallon spent six successful years on the show. In March of 2009, Fallon returned to NBC and took over the Late Night legacy with “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” In May 2011, Fallon and the writers of “Late Night” released the New York Times bestseller “Thank You Notes,” based on the popular show segment. Additionally, Fallon received rave reviews for his first-ever stint as the host of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards.

 

HOLY BALLS: Larry King Makes Bid To Buy Part Of Dodgers; Hints At Radio Return [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– Iconic Radio/TV host Larry King is reportedly in the process of becoming a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to CNN, he says "It would be a thrill of a lifetime to be a part owner, a partial owner, of a team I grew up rooting for as a child in Brooklyn ... To go to a ballpark and have an owner's box, to even have a say in a possible trade -- are you out of your mind?" he joked. The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy last June and has attracted various buyers after team owner Frank McCourt agreed to sell. Meanwhile, King joined 710 ESPN's Steve Mason & John Ireland on their show yesterday and ripped outgoing owner Frank McCourt saying McCourt has "destroyed" the franchise. "He has destroyed this team, and it is just sad to me to see what has happened to it," said King. On a sidenote, when asked by Steve Mason about ever returning to radio, King said "We have a couple of things in the works. I'd say more, but don't want to jinx them."LISTEN TO AUDIO (GO TO ABOUT 13 MIN. MARK)

 

Corcoran Fires Back Over Twitter Trouble [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– In his nearly 30 year run over St. Louis airwaves, KTRS' J.C. Corcoran has caught plenty of attention over the years for on-air antics. Now it appears, what you tweet comes under the radar as well. Back in November after predicting St. Louis Cardinal's Albert Pujols would sign a new contract with the Cardinals and then remained a free agent, this led to some rather salty Twitter exchanges* between him and Cardinal fans. This was followed by Corcoran reportedly being suspended. But while he may be off the air, he's certainly not silent. From his website he airs a segment called JC's Daily Dose. In his latest posting he pointed at local media outlets such as The Post-Dispatch and Riverfront Times for for creating the fuss "Yeah, it's the same old fights, same old stuff that's been going on for almost 30 years," Corcoran said. "It's just the new technology ... "They see me taking somebody's head off and they go ahead and publish it. Well, that's not how I treat people. That's how I treat creeps." WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Delilah Gets Premiere Extension

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– The most-listened-to-woman on radio in the country, Delilah, has renewed her long-term contract with Premiere Networks. This comes on the heels of the 25-year anniversary of Delilah’s nationally syndicated nighttime radio program, which currently broadcasts to approximately 200 radio stations and reaches nearly nine million weekly listeners. The top-rated show broadcasts daily from 7 p.m. to midnight in all time zones, and features Delilah’s distinctive blend of storytelling, sympathetic listening and encouragement – all scored with adult contemporary music. The program can also be heard on iHeartRadio and live streaming on http://www.Delilah.com. Delilah says: “I’m blessed beyond belief to be connected to so many listeners through long-standing affiliations, and to be working with the great team at Premiere.  So long as God gives me breath and a voice, I hope to speak to people across the airwaves every single night!”

 

Top News From The UK: Penk Launches Over Vaughn Replacement

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– Revolution owner and breakfast presenter Steve Penk has sparked a war of words on twitter between himself and the new Capital London breakfast presenter Greg Burns. As well as calling Greg nothing more than an average presenter, Penk said the previous programme director Paul Jackson was clueless for introducing certain changes before he left. Greg Burns, who Penk called ‘extremely boring’, will be covering the show until a replacement for Johnny Vaughan, who left the station last week is announced. Penk said: “Greg Burns? Has anyone ever heard this guy? As dull as they come. Capital was always about Big personality and that big London sound.” Shortly after saying “Capital have made a big mistake getting rid of Johnny. In the history of Capital FM the radio station has never been bland. But it is now.” Things turned sour when Greg hit back: “If all else fails, and I can’t get a gig anywhere, I’ll buy my own tinpot fm, put myself on air, and tweet bitter messages.”

BFBS break underwater broadcast record -- Richard Hatch, a presenter with Forces Broadcaster BFBS, has broken the world record for the longest underwater broadcast. The 4hours 43minute show was done at The Underwater Studios in Basildon, Essex and broadcast around the world as part of an event to raise money for a number of forces charities through the station’s ‘Big Salute’ charity project. It follows a similar record attempt from Bauer’s Wave 105 earlier this month, who say Simon Clarke completed 5 hours and six minutes underwater. Speaking after last week’s BFBS event, Richard Hatch said: “My skin still smells of chlorine and it has taken two days to get rid of my wrinkly granny hands. I want to say thank goodness that’s over – but part of me will miss the strangely fetal and comforting warmth of being submerged and isolated in the tank. Looking back it feels like some crazy Hunter S. Thompson dream.”

JACK Girls Don Bikinis With A Bloke (Dude) To Play "Don't Freeze Ya Pipes'
JACK fm Hertfordshire has teamed up with Veolia Water to get a message across to listeners. The girls dressed up in bikinis and selected a “token bloke” to tell people to wrap their water pipes up with lagging to avoid freezing. The activity saw the station promotional staff go out half-naked on the coldest day of the year in bikinis with a “token bloke”, getting a lot of reaction from locals. Listeners of the station have to guess the locations that JACK’s Girls (and “token bloke”) are in – to be in with a chance of playing “Don’t Freeze Ya Pipes” on the breakfast show – and winning some prizes. Brett Harley, Managing Director of JACK fm Hertfordshire, said: “It’s a fantastic promotion that’s already getting people talking – and many drooling.” Asked if the promotion was a bit sexist , Brett responded: “Well, our JACK’s Girls promotional team is openly described on-air as a ‘sexist marketing ploy’. But, to be fair, we did carefully select ‘token man’ to be the eye candy for the ladies.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Email him here

 

What Recession? Exotic Car Rentals Helped Drive Stars & Jocks To Latin Grammys

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– Here's a recent story that we couldn't help but notice. No, it wasn't so much about the Latin Grammys which were held last month. Rather, how many of its award winners and participants arrived. Las Vegas Exotic Rentals, a luxury rides rental service in Las Vegas, provided a fleet of vehicles for the green carpet arrival of 2011 Latin Grammy celebrity guests. As we read further from our PR Newswire release, we noticed DJ Kabeza, a radio personality on Latina 100.3 FM/Providence, had arrived in an orange Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe (shown). Not to be out done, Usher and Romeo’s entourage, Johnny Marines, drove a black Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. The 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards were held last month at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Should you be headed to Vegas anytime time soon, be sure and make a note of this website. http://www.vegasexoticrentals.com To reserve, call 866-871-1893 or email to info@vegasexoticrentals.com

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Linck Comes Home To St. Louis

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– Marty Linck (shown) has been named Program Director for CBS RADIO’s KEZK and KYKY in St. Louis. “As a native of the city, Marty embodies the St. Louis mentality and knows what the local listeners want to hear. His creative and strategic abilities to program and market radio stations in today’s PPM world are a benefit to Y98 and FRESH 102.5,” said Sheehan. “With his experience in the market, ratings success and uncanny talent to program music, we look forward to the inventive and multi-platform ways Marty will bring character and excitement to our stations.” Linck joins CBS RADIO St. Louis from WCJK radio in Nashville where he was Program Director of the “Jack” station for the past five years. Prior to that he was Program Director for “101.1-The River”& “97.1-The Rock”. He also held programming and creative services positions at KSHE, KIHT, KXOK and KPNT all in the St. Louis market.

 

 

Longtime Philadelphia Host, Brian Murphy, Passes Away At 57 [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, DECEMBER 1ST, 2011 –– From the former WEGX "The Eagle," to Star 104.5, Mix 97.5, WOGL and most recently B101, Philadelphians lost one of their mainstays yesterday with the news of Brian Murphy's passing. At B101's website they wrote: "This is a family owned radio station. It’s owned by one great man, Jerry Lee. We’re lucky enough to be a big radio station but a small business. So we’re a very close family here. To Nina, his wife, along with Brian’s daughter and the rest of his family, you are in our thoughts. LISTEN TO AUDIO TRIBUTE

 

The King of Cool: Brian Williams Unfazed By Fire Alarm During Newscast [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011 –– If you caught last night's NBC nightly newscast with Brian Williams, you would have quickly noticed a loud fire alarm and accompanying pre-recorded instructions sounding off in the background shortly after he began his telecast. As broadcasters, what likely impressed us most was Williams extreme calm and composure during this bizarre sequence. As the alarm blasted, Williams had begun a piece on an airline's bankruptcy. Once it sounded, he proceeded unfazed and then seconds later motioned, ever so smoothly, with glance upward at the noise's origin. Before turning over the story to his Washington Bureau, he cracked a smile and assured viewers "There's no danger to us." I'm sure we all have our "distraction' stories. We have a few ourselves. One involving streakers, another... uh, let's just call them special performances. If you have your own special in-studio distraction story, please feel free to share it with us here. WATCH VIDEO

 

All Women All The Time: Capital FM 88.9 Malaysia Kicks Off First All-Women Station [PHOTOS]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011 –– We had to go about 9000 miles for this one, but if you're looking to find another all-female radio station (women anchor every show, but there are two male co-hosts), try Malaysia's Capital FM 88.9. According to thestar.com, The Star Radio Group's all-new Capital FM will be its only radio station which provides women a voice and a hub to exchange thoughts and opinions. Joining the cast include Asha Gill, Joanne Kam, Xandria Ooi, Patricia K (shown), Sheela Haran, April Kuan, Joey G and Liang. The station plans to target women between 25-35 and focus primarily on women's issues. Star Radio Group deputy chief broadcasting officer C.K. Tan says "Our driving goal is to connect with women by addressing their emotional and intellectual needs, to enhance the quality of their lives and their communities." SEE ENTIRE CAST HERE

 

Radio Supporters Doubtful of Cain Allegations But Suggest It May Be Time To Pull The Plug [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011 –– In the wake of this week's latest woman coming forward with yet another allegation involving former businessman/turned radio host and now presidential hopeful, Herman Cain, two of his longtime radio supporters are now suggesting maybe it's time to end his race. According to AJC/Atlanta's Jim Galloway, Yesterday, former fellow WSB/Atlanta host, syndicated host Neal Boortz responding to a caller about Ginger White, the Atlanta woman who claimed a 13-year consensual affair with Cain, said: ”I know Herman Cain. This does not sound like Herman Cain to me ... Additionally, it is very curious to me that every allegation against Herman Cain has come from his three years at the national restaurant association ... That being said, I can’t say whether or not the allegations are true. I can say that they are damaging. I can say, in my opinion – which is worth no more than yours, it probably pretty much puts a fork in Herman Cain’s chances of winning the GOP nomination ... It may be rapidly approaching the time for Herman Cain to concentrate on his relationship with his family, and try to get through this thing. Further north, WHO/Des Moine's Simon Conway who's spent a great deal of time with Cain and has been very open about his fondness for him and expresses doubt over the allegations, said on his show yesterday: “Right now, Herman Cain must graciously withdraw and contemplate why it all ended this way ... Frankly, he needs to go and be with his wife and family.” LISTEN TO CONWAY AUDIO HERE

 

Webinar For Downsized Radio Professionals On For Today

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011 –– The Conclave continues today with its series of webinars featuring topics aimed at helping radio industry professionals seek employment after recent downsizing. The second webinar in the WHAT'S NEXT? A JOB SEARCH WEBINAR SERIES FOR RADIO PROFESSIONALS occurs today at 2:00PM Central Time. This second webinar, “Charting A New Course: A Top 10 List,” is a concept people in the radio and music industry should have an easy grasp understanding. We LOVE the charts, and this webinar counts down the Top 10 things you should or should not do in regards to getting your next position, from creating the resume, to networking, to the interview itself. Guest presenter is TOM LIVINGSTON (shown), a public media pioneer and consultant with 35 years of success. His company, Livingston Associates, has provided executive search and consulting services to more than 150 public media clients including National Public Radio, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and numerous local stations across the country. The Webinar is sponsored by Envision Radio Networks

 

Former Radio Executive Pens Controversial Book About Tyler Perry

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011/PRNewswire –– Hollywood icon Tyler Perry, by his own account, was homeless and living out of the backseat of his car when he decided to give his career one last try. That last chance resulted in a sold-out production of his play "I Know I've Been Changed" at the House of Blues in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, Touch 1 Media LLC has announced the release of "Never Would Have Made It: The Rise of Tyler Perry," written by former radio executive Melvin Childs. In the book, Childs gives a candid, first-person account of how Tyler Perry went from being a failed playwright to the highest paid performer and playwright in Hollywood. What Childs wants people to know is truth, not the version Perry talks about on his blogs or on talk shows. How did a homeless man put together six shows at one of the hottest venues in Atlanta and, shortly thereafter, embark upon a nationwide tour? His details are startling: risky deals with drug dealers; couriers carrying large bags of cash across the country; backstabbing and double-dealing with corrupt promoters; and everything else that occurred as Tyler struggled to make his mark. Though Childs still admits that Tyler is "the single most talented person I've ever met," he still wants to set the record straight. GET MORE DETAILS HERE

 

Former Cincinnati Morning Host/Turned Voice-Over Specialist, Tom Walker Passes Away

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011 –– Sadly, we learned this week of the passing of former WRRM (WARM 98.5) Morning Host, Tom Walker (Tishey), 60. While his days on-air won't be forgotten, he'll likely best be remembered for his work as a voice-over talent which he began in 1997. Among his numerous credits included being the voice of the frustrated radio announcer for Cincinnati's Tire Discounter. He also voiced ads for the Playhouse in the Park and sang on the Furniture Fair jingles. According to cincinnati.com Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Cincinnati, 45243.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: WAY Media Network Launches Melissa & Matt Show; McKenzie & Edwards Re-Up At Mix 105.1 Orlando

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011 –– WAY Media Network have announced the all new Melissa and Matt Show (shown). Melissa arrives from stints at KOSI-FM/Denver, WWKA-FM Orlando and most recently at KSTP-FM/Minneapolis. Matt McNeilly recently was with WAY-FM/Wichita and has worked for various Christian stations including CSN International and Horizon Broadcast Network. --- Q97/Fresno welcomes Chris (CK) Hall to mornings. He arrives from KHOP-FM/Modesto. ----- Hot AC WOMX Mix 105.1/Orlando re-ups longtime morning host Scott McKenzie to new multi-year agreement. Producer Jay Edwards also locks up for extension as well.

 

Steve Warren To Host Free 4-Hour Christmas Special

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 30TH, 2011 –– Tis’ the season for giving and in the holiday spirit Envision Radio Networks®' The Country Oldies Show is offering up its FREE annual Country Oldies Show Christmas Special beginning December 19th. Host Steve Warren is ready fill your heart full of holiday spirit with hours of holiday music from Bill Anderson, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, The Gatlin Brothers, Alabama, Barbara Mandrell, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis, Merle Haggard, and many more! Interested stations can broadcast up to four hours of The Country Oldies Show Christmas Special which is available December 19th – December 25th. For further details contact Melissa Bachtel here.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Don Bleu Crosses To Oldies 103.7 San Francisco; John Mason Takes Over PMD At WCHB/Detroit; Paul & Al Re-up Through 2015

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– After 22 yr run on K101 San Francisco, Don Bleu is moving to sister Oldies 103.7/KKSF starting next year. Veteran Detroit host John Mason takes over PMD today as Mason in the Afternoon" on WCHB Talk Detroit (1200 AM and simulcast on 99.9 FM). The show will air from 4-7 p.m. weekdays. --- 94 HJY, the Home of Rock and Roll in Providence, have re-up'd Paul and Al Morning Show for an additional four years, extending through 2015 which will mark their 25th anniversary with the station. "When Paul and Al first came to Providence, many doubted that the two goofy dudes from Mobile, Alabama, would make it. Over 20 years later they have led 94 HJY to our best ratings ever and have been inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame," said Mary Menna, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Radio Boston/Providence.

 

Jonesy Out At Power 99 In Wake Of Defamation Lawsuit

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– Following our story last week (JD 11/23) involving a lawsuit filed against Power 99/Philly's Tarsha "Jonesy" Jones (shown) and her employer over an on-air discussion which incorrectly linked business owner, Tracey Parson, to an altercation with teenage girls, has now apparently resulted in Jone's dismissal. According to philly.com her termination comes less than a week following a lawsuit filed in Common Pleas Court by Tracey Parson, who says she and her Kiddie Kare day care business were defamed by the radio host in October. Jones, no stranger to controversy, formerly worked at at Hot 97 in New York and was suspended over her Sri Lanka "tsunami" parody. Loraine Ballard Morrill, a Clear Channel spokesperson, confirmed to philly.com only that Jonesy is no longer an employee of Clear Channel Philadelphia.

 

Kraddick Sets The Record Straight Over Selena Gomez' Mom Diss Claim

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– You can file this one under "when internet gossip gets out of control." What began as typical Hollywood-type banter on yesterday's syndicated Kidd Kraddick Show over Selena Gomez's tweet last Friday that her 40+ year old mom was pregnant, somehow got twisted and before long both Selena, her fans and even the Bieb were in afull-blown twitterverse uproar. The root of the controversy centered around Kidd's alleged reference to a miscarriage. This led to Selena tweeting: "Kidd..I used to look up to you. Talk about me all you want but my mom or my family is crossing the line." The only problem with this was that Kraddick never used that word. Unfortunately, once Selena's tweet went out, tons of gossip sites picked up on it and Kidd and fellow show members quickly took to Twitter to set the record straight. He posted: "Never said one word about a miscarriage, abortion, or anything of the kind. It's completely made up." Numerous other tweets followed. He told dfw.com "We are a comedy show and we talk about celebrities...sometimes we're facetious (like in this case) but our listeners get it. I hate that it's been twisted into what it's become. I really like and respect Selena and her family. I would never say anything to intentionally hurt them."

 

Veteran WBAL Host Ron Smith Tells Listeners He's Leaving Show; Enters Home Hospice

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– As we reported on November 18th, longtime WBAL/Baltimore personality Ron Smith surprised his listeners by telling them "The first thing we have as advertised is a health update for me. I am no longer on chemotherapy. After consultations it was determined that was a futile way to go. And therefore I have ceased, that there won’t be a second round of chemotherapy instead what we are doing is palliative care that that will result down the road in home hospice care. So the idea of some miracle with a stage 4 pancreatic cancer, well there isn’t going to be any miracle ... There is no way of predicting how long I’m going to be functioning so we’re sort of playing it by ear from this time forward. I’ll be on the air as I can, and as long as I can. And I guess that about covers it."there isn’t going to be any miracle. I’m okay with it.: According to The Baltimore Sun, Yesterday, was apparently as long as he could broadcast when he told listeners at the start of the show "The decision has been made by me to stop appearing on the radio show ... I'm retiring. I basically can no longer do it. I'm getting weaker every day, and it's time to pull the plug. How's that for succinct?"

 

Road Gang's Charlie Douglas Passes Away

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– Back in the 70's during the height of the CB frenzy along with movies featuring truckers barking terms like "Taking Pictures (cop with radar)" and many others, there was no personality who grabbed ahold of era better than Charlie Douglas of the highly popular Road Gang on WWL/New Orleans. Sadly, he passed away on Thanksgiving day at his home in Picayune, MS. Douglas, who began his radio career in 1953 at KLIC, Monroe LA, went on to stints in San Antonio TX, Dallas TX and Houston TX, before arriving In 1970 at WWL, New Orleans LA. Once there he created The Road Gang, the first all night show directed specifically at truck drivers. He went on to serve as President of the Country Radio Broadcaster's Association for two terms and inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. Douglas retired from radio in 1995 to devote his full attention to Compact Disc Express (CDX), a music promotion firm he has operated with partner Paul Lovelace. A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, December 3, and more details will be forthcoming.

 

Regis Philbin Eyeing Primetime TV Family Competition Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– Just over a week ago we were bemoaning the exit of Regis Philbin from morning TV. But as repeated often in interviews, he wasn't retiring and apparently he meant it. According to yesterday's NYP Page 6 the 80-year-old host he's looking to come back to TV in prime time as host of a family variety show. He told Page 6 "An entertainment type of show would appeal to me," Philbin ... Almost a variety show. In our business you don't want to say 'variety' because it's frowned upon now, but something with people who are performing." Reportedly, Philbin has been contacted by "Gangland" producer Michael Manshel about several TV concepts. This type of show wouldn't be new to Philbin. You may recall he hosted the first season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” As for this show, he says “We’re contemplating a show that is sort of a talent show, but it involves the whole family ... a family competition, which is something new in our business. It’s going to be on prime time when it happens.” Not missing a beat since his recent TV departure, he's been on a non-stop book tour for his memoir, "How I Got This Way."

 

Channel 955's Mojo In The Morning Release "Phone Scams Vol. 15" To Benefit U.S. Troops

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– Mojo In The Morning has released their 15th album of "Phone Scams" for a great cause. And this time, the album is also FREE to everyone! Mojo is asking everyone in Detroit to donate a used cell phone at a nearby Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer. The old cell phones are exchanged for a download card to get the Phone Scams album for FREE. The old cell phones will be recycled to pay for pre-paid calling cards so our troops can keep in touch with their family at no cost while serving overseas. Mojo In The Morning's "Phone Scams Volume 15" is also now available to purchase on iTunes or on http://www.channel955.comThe show's host, Mojo, said: "Some great organizations have benefited from our album sales over the years, including the Ronald McDonald House and Make A Wish. We are excited to boost the Cell Phones For Soldiers program and even more excited in today's economy to be able to give our listeners the Phone Scam album for free." The 39 local Chevy Dealers and Channel 955 (WKQI 95.5 FM Detroit) are proud to sponsor Cell Phones for Soldiers, making a difference in the lives of those currently serving in the military and their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas.

 

Slacker Teams With ABC News Radio For New Customizable Stations; To Include Lifestyle Highlights and Expert Advice

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011/PRNewswire/ –– Slacker, Inc. today announced new Lifestyle stations, in conjunction with ABC, that will be available on Slacker Personal Radio, adding customizable personal interest stories from one of the nation's most trusted sources. The Slacker lifestyle stations cover a broad range of content that is compelling and applicable to all listeners interested in healthy living, relationships, employment, fashion, technology, religion/spirituality, consumer news and much more. The lifestyle stations will also feature commentary by experts from a variety of sources including ABC's Good Morning America and ABC's key content partners. The new Slacker Radio lifestyle stations will be available to listeners in early 2012. "ABC is excited to offer Slacker fans a new listening option that can be customized and personalized," said Steve Jones, vice president and general manager, ABC News Radio. "This unique radio offering will allow listeners to enjoy lifestyle content whenever and wherever they want."

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Don Bleu Crosses To Oldies 103.7 San Francisco; John Mason Takes Over PMD At WCHB/Detroit; Paul & Al Re-up Through 2015

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2011 –– After 22 yr run on K101 San Francisco, Don Bleu is moving to sister Oldies 103.7/KKSF starting next year. Veteran Detroit host John Mason takes over PMD today as Mason in the Afternoon" on WCHB Talk Detroit (1200 AM and simulcast on 99.9 FM). The show will air from 4-7 p.m. weekdays. --- 94 HJY, the Home of Rock and Roll in Providence, have re-up'd Paul and Al Morning Show for an additional four years, extending through 2015 which will mark their 25th anniversary with the station. "When Paul and Al first came to Providence, many doubted that the two goofy dudes from Mobile, Alabama, would make it. Over 20 years later they have led 94 HJY to our best ratings ever and have been inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame," said Mary Menna, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Radio Boston/Providence.

 

 

THIS MONTH IN THE MOUTH: Interview Questions You Don't Want To Be Asked

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– Given the current job market, we couldn't help but pass along a couple of links from this month's Eric The Web Gangsta's™ Web Watch column in The Mouth. Eric writes: "Interviewing for a job is tough enough. It’s even tougher if you have to deal with idiot interviewers who want to ask one of these questions." With a link to Business Insider's "23 Real Job Interview Questions You Don't Want To Be Asked," Eric says there’s never a good answer for some of these. While speaking of careers, Eric asked: "Did you know your parent's order of children's birth could effect your future success?" First born? Only child? Eric says "Your parent's decisions could effect your future job and salary options It’s true. Web Watch’s upbringing had us being predestined for being AWESOME (which we are). And we know plenty of middle children who are just mediocre and unloved in their jobs today as they probably were treated growing up." [Cue music: “Circle of Life”] CLICK HERE FOR STORY LINK Eric the Web Gangsta™ inks Web Watch for the Morning Mouth which covers the latest technology news, gadgets, and websites, and more. Check out the latest goings-on at http://www.thewebgangsta.com.

 

Former Atlanta Host Becomes Newest Member Of Police LGBT Advisory Board; Soon To Write For Huffington Post

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– According to The GA Voice, Longtime former member of the syndicated Bert Show, Melissa Carter, got the votes needed last week to become the newest member of the Atlanta Police LGBT Advisory Board. In a released statement by APD spokesperson Carlos Campos he wrote: "Congratulations and welcome aboard to Melissa, and to the democratic process in action! Thanks to everyone on the board for all you do. Please let us know how APD can be of service as you continue to provide us with excellent advice and insights," he said. Carter, who writes for The GA Voice and will soon serve as a columnist for The Huffington Post, is set to join the board at the panel's next meeting on Dec. 19.

 

 

Former Host/Turned Author Mallory Takes Book-Trailer Honors In Contest

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– As Jockline Daily first told you some months back, former WGTZ and WXEG/Dayton morning host Scott Mallory penned "Tales of a Washed Up Neverwas," which details life in a downsized marketplace. Now comes word that his book trailer has taken honors in a contest with filmmaker Andrew Copp. "Andy admitted that he hasn’t read the book yet, but other than that it’s pretty spot on,” Mallory laughed. Today (11/28) Mallory kicks off a two-week book giveaway called "Down But Not Out For The Holidays." “People who have lost their jobs, be it broadcasting or elsewhere, can simply like the ‘Tales’ Facebook page to get entered in the contest. He’ll draw a winner each weekday.” “Tales of a Washed-Up Neverwas” is also available in paperback for $10.29 and on Kindle for $0.99, both at Amazon.com. WATCH TRAILER HERE (WARNING: Contains Some Adult Content)

 

 

Former Chicago Producer Rick Kaempfer Launches New Book "The Living Wills"

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– In the executive restroom at Jockline Daily's world headquarters, you'll find copies of Rick Kaempfer's first novel "$everance" (2007), and “The Radio Producers Handbook” (2004). Before becoming a full-time writer, Rick was a nationally recognized radio producer in Chicago for Steve Dahl & Garry Meier (1987-1991) and John Records Landecker (1993-2003). He currently writes a weekly parenting column (“Father Knows Nothing”), a humor column for Shore Magazine (“A Fine Mess”), a daily blog ("Rick Kaempfer") and is editor-in-chief of the Cubs history website, Just One Bad Century. Now comes word of his latest offering: "The Living Wills," to be shipped on December 1st. Co-written with creativity coach Brendan Sullivan. Rick told Jockline Daily: "My co-author Brendan and I met when we were both working at the Loop in Chicago in the late 80s (he was with Brandmeier and I was with Steve & Garry). Coming from a collaborative medium like radio gave us the perfect experience to collaborate on this novel. Plus, we both have pretty thick skin after working as producers, so we could critique each other honestly without worrying about hurt feelings."The Living Wills will be available in paperback.

 

Holy Smoke: Amber Rose Tells Rickey Smiley Her Mom And New Boy Friend Like To Fire Up [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– As Jockline Daily is inclined to do, we try linking interviews that aren't just entertaining, but news worthy as well. In town for last week's Soul Train Awards, model, sunglass designer and BET Masters of the Mix judge, Amber Rose (shown) joined Hot 107.9's syndicated Ricky Smiley Show where she chatted about her newest feller, rapper Wiz Khalifa. Describing him like the son her mother never had, she said “My mom, she’s from the 70s. She smokes joints, he smokes joints..." Asked if she partakes she made it clear she doesn't: “They do. I don’t. I’m a Christian, I don’t do that.” (let's not bring up any photos right now, okay?) She also dished on her ex, Kanye West; her brief fling with Reggie Bush and revealed two of her pet names for Wiz: “my little hamburger helper” and “monkey yum yum.” Before clicking on the below link, be forewarned, either someone brought their toddler into the studio, or their new sfx machine features a loud shrill. PHOTO: DFree / Shutterstock.com WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

S'pore Radio Awards Recognizes Singapore's Top Talent

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– Talent has no boundaries. In Jockline Daily's endless pursuit of connecting and acquainting our readers with great talent from throughout the world, we thought it was only fitting to shine the spotlight on winners from this weekend's S'pore Radio Awards in Singapore. According to Channel News Asia, this year's winners included Rosalyn "Rozz" Lee of 987FM who won the Most Stylish Personality. Best Newcomer honors went to Bharathi Rani from Oli 96.8FM. The event was hosted by The Muttons, (shown) Vernon A. and Justin Ang, who ended up taking Best Radio Show award for their "Muttons On The Move" on 987FM. Vernon A. also picked up the Most Popular Radio Personality award along with The Flying Dutchman (Class 95FM) and Dennis Chew (Y.E.S. 93.3FM). CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LIST

 

Top News From The UK: Bublé Makes Cocktails For Heart Listeners

by Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– Crooner Michael Bublé held a ‘cocktails and conversation’ evening with 50 Heart listeners last week in England. The event was hosted by Heart’s Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton, whilst Bublé mixed up his favourite drink for one of the winners. He answered questions from the audience and talked about everything from why he’d never be a judge on The X Factor to just how romantic he is, what Christmas is like in the Bublé household and who he’d love to duet with. The event was recorded and will be broadcast in a Christmas special – ‘Cocktails & Conversation with Michael Bublé’ – on the Heart network. In addition, Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) did an exclusive video interview with Michael for heart.co.uk.

Children in Need: Chris Evans gets rewired for sound - In your face, Absolute Radio 60s meanies, with your Cliff Richard ban. Cliff fans were able to fill their boots on the Radio 2 breakfast show on Friday, with Chris Evans inviting listeners to bid to hear their fave tunes from the smooth old crooner as part of the station's Children in Need Jukebox. Living Doll, Miss You Nights and Evans's fave Wired for Sound were played.

Radio 1 texter given restraining order - A man has been given a restraining order and a 12-month community order after sending more than 100 text messages to BBC Radio 1, which included threats to harm DJ Tim Westwood. 43 year old Mark Bulcock from Stacksteads, Lancashire told Westwood in one he was a ‘dead man’ and in another warned he was ‘going to be in a wheelchair’. Bulcock had denied sending a grossly offensive, obscene or menacing message but was convicted after a trial. He’s been banned from contacting Westwood for life.

Penk’s 6-min rant over Armistice story - 96.2 The Revolution owner Steve Penk has spoken out on air to defend the criticism that’s followed the station’s Armistice Day tribute and subsequent sacking of a presenter. The Oldham-based station aired a produced feature last Friday to honour those who’ve lost their lives, while presenter Big Al and a number of listeners thought they should have had a two minute silence instead. Revolution owner Penk then sacked the presenter and has told listeners on air: “You don’t just walk away from your professional responsibilities. He left me, he left the company with no alternative. He left a live radio studio in the middle of a show with responsibilities to sponsors who’ve paid money to have their messages delivered and decided himself without asking me and simply left the radio station.” Penk, who does the breakfast show on The Revolution, continued: “In 34 years of doing this I’ve never heard of anyone doing that. Professionally Al has let himself down and as a company we had no choice – we had to let him go. If you choose to not listen to us any more that’s your choice but I can’t run a radio station if the staff take it upon themselves to do what they want when they want – you’ll end up with total anarchy.”

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach him mailto:graham@mackmedia.co.uk

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Baker Teams With Guenn For Mornings At WKQC/Charlotte

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2011 –– In Charlotte, former 96.9 PMD Todd Baker heads to CBS Radio's WKQC-FM (104.7) for mornings. He teams with former Ace & TJ sidekick Guenn. (Shown: Todd & Guenn) --- Talker Lisa Wexler, who's recently done guest fill-in work at WABC in New York City, will soon take over mornings at Cumulus' WFAS/White Plains, NY beginning December 5. PHOTO: CBS

 

REPORT: Stern Wants $20 Million To Do AGT; Cowell Hellbent On Making It Happen

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- Following the on and off again rumors of NBC's interest in landing SiriusXM's Howard Stern to join the judge's table at season's show, Now, according to a New York Post source, comes word that $20 Million may do the trick. Although recently Stern said there were no ongoing negotiations, in today's Page 6 it claims sources tell them “AGT boss Simon Cowell is hellbent on landing outspoken Stern for the judging panel — but moving the show from its home at Los Angeles’ CBS Television City is the deal-maker."
A source close to the show told them “Cowell really wants Stern on the judging panel. The talk on the production is that it’s practically a done deal. But Stern is asking for a huge fee, and he can’t travel because of his radio show. He wants the show to According to the report, moving to New York would 100 people their gigs if they don’t move with the show. Yet another source says “Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel are enthusiastic about moving to New York. An NBC rep' told NYP: “We do not comment on ongoing negotiations.”

 

Business Owner Files Defamation Suit Against Morning Host & Company

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- A local Philadelphia business owner who claims she's gotten death threats, broken windows and a tarnished reputation following an on-air discussion last month on Power 99/Philly's Tarsha "Jonesy" Jones (shown) show which incorrectly linked her to an altercation with teenage girls has now filed a defamation lawsuit. According to philly.com this began on Oct. 14 when some teenage girls got into a scuffle. A few days later, Jonesy was chatting about the incident on the air when listeners called in claiming the mother involved was the owner of a daycare center. Another caller later identified Tracey as the woman and owner of "Kiddie Kare" day-care centers. In a defamation suit filed in Common Pleas Court, Tracey Parson said that families pulled their children out of her four Kiddie Kare day-care centers after callers to the "Jonesy in the Morning" show misidentified her as a mother who had beaten up the teenage girls." The suit names Jones, Clear Channel Communications and Capstar Radio as defendants.

 

 

2 Day FM's Kyle Sandilands Sees Advertiser Fallout Following Rant (CAUTION: Strong Language)

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- Regular Jockline Daily readers are well acquainted with 2Day FM/Sydney's highly popular Kyle Sandilands, one half of the extremely-popular Kyle & Jackie O Show. This week, Kyles' star got a bit dulled by a not so complimentary review of their recent TV Special "A Night With The Stars," featuring some of the biggest names in show business (yes, the Bieb' too). According to The Australian, Kyle didn't take too kindly to one critic's review and lashed out on yesterday's show saying "Some fat slag on the Telegraph website has already branded it a disaster. You can tell by reading the article she just hates us. What a fat bitter thing you are. You’ve got a nothing job anyway. You’re a piece of shit." Jackie O quickly jumped in for a save saying Sandilands didn't take criticism well. But Kyle wasn't through: "You are supposed to be impartial, you little troll ... You’re a bullshit artist girl. That’s what you are.." Then, after being shown a picture of the reporter, Sandilands says: "You haven’t got that much titty to be wearing that low cut a blouse. Watch your mouth girl, or I will hunt you down." Shortly after the broadcast, sponsors, Holden and Good Guys, quickly pulled their schedule. No comment yet from the station.

 

Listeners Dressed As Pilgrims Take Aim At Mojo's Fletch In Turkey Hunt [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- I guess you could say 955 Detroit's Mojo audio engineer Fletch got game--sorta. Yesterday, while donning a really terrible turkey outfit, he was joined outdoors on a cold morning by four listeners (each dressed in Pilgrim outfits) who had the opportunity to hunt down the would-be bird all in the name of holiday fun and games (we can't let loose of that pun). As Fletch's luck would turn out, three of the four listeners were skilled shooters. As always, tickets were the motivation, plus getting to watch yet another show member get abused. As the linked video will show, the listeners proved to be good shots as Fletch ended up rolling in pain having been pelted repeatedly by paintballs. Fortunately, other than a few red marks and a bruised ego, we are pleased to report that Fletch survived the event and no lawyers have been contacted. ! WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Former Axl Rose Manager Forms Rock Star Radio Network; To Feature 50 Live On-Line Shows And More

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2011/PR WEB -- Craig Duswalt, former personal manager for Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is set to launch The RockStar Radio Network on November 28, 2011 at www.RockStarRadioNetwork.com. The RockStar Radio Network is an on-line talk radio production company committed to providing live show production quality podcasts and re-podcast accessibility. The company's brick and mortar studio is based in Tyler, TX where the company's full production staff works to create customized interfaces, live commercials and CD quality sound for all our talk radio hosts, in varying genres. RockStar Radio Network offers quality shows for serious hosts. Currently the RockStar Radio Network will feature more than 50 live shows and counting... ranging from finance and health to business, hobbies, pop culture, education, entertainment, and a lot more. Following his show RockTalk with Craig Duswalt, Craig decided to start his own radio network. Craig's background includes touring with Guns N' Roses, as Axl Rose's personal manager, and Air Supply, as the band's personal assistant.

 

"As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly" - Arthur Carlson WKRP

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2011 -- If you're lucky enough to remember TV's WKRP In Cincinnati, it was suppose to harken back to a time some might call the "good ol' days' in radio. Of course, outside of Loni Anderson, we're not sure WKRP was our best shining example, but on this eve of Thanksgiving there's one episode of timely interest, the infamous "Turkey Drop. It featured our forever favorite newsman, the long suffering Les Nessman played by Richard Sanders. As part of a Thanksgiving stunt, he reports on live turkeys being dropped out of the sky which, according to GM Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson, played by Gordon Jump, swears "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly." Legend has it that this stunt was allegedly based on an similar stunt held back in the day in Atlanta (we're still researching that one) Of note: cast member Dr. Johnny Fever was based on a jock named "Skinny" Bobby Harper from WQXI/790 in Atlanta who also once worked at WSAI/Cincinnati. WKRP writer Bill Dial worked with Harper at WQXI back in the 60's which was considered the inspiration for show creater Hugh Wilson who was an Atlanta ad exec. before going on to create the series. WATCH 1978 CLIP OF WKRP

 

Opposites Attract: 5'1" Ellen Tailor Joins 6'7" Fitz In The Morning on 100.7 The Wolf


THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2011 -- The Wolf Seattle has announced that after a nationwide search, Ellen Tailor will join the “Fitz in The Morning” show in early December as its new co-host.  Wolf morning show host Fitz said, “We searched for the polar opposite of me and found her!  I’m 6’ 7” and Ellen is 5’ 1”…I think she’s the country Kardashian!”  She arrives from WHTS/Grand Rapids & WJIM/Lansing.  She joined the Grand Rapids cluster 4 years ago and along with serving as morning show co-host & producer, she’s also done PR duties for the station group.

 

Walken Impersonator Speaks Up: "I’m Sure Julia Roberts Does A Better Christopher Walken Than I Do"

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- Want to know how to score an appearance on national TV? Just do a bad impersonation of a celebrity newsmaker, have it mistaken for the real deal by a leading news service and BAM! The calls come in. That's what happened last week to ESPN 980 Washington, D.C. Marc Sterne after The Associated Press mistook his Christopher Walken impersonation for the real McCoy and ran with it in connection to the reopened Natalie Wood's murder case. Joining All Access Hollywood's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on yesterday's show he said “Let’s be honest, I’m sure Julia Roberts does a better Christopher Walken than I do and I’m embarrassed for the AP reporter ... Christopher Walken hasn’t spoken about this in 30 years, do they really think he’s calling into a D.C. sports show, to talk about Natalie Wood, and then, by the way, give fantasy football tips? It was absurd.” Sterne added "Everybody was calling the radio station saying we need the audio, and finally there was a producer that tracked me down and said, ‘Can you just send me the audio?’ I said, ‘Oh sweetheart, you’re going to be really embarrassed in about three seconds.’ She asked ‘Why?’ And I said, (goes into Christopher Walken voice) ‘Because it’s me, Chris right here, talking to you… It’s me doing the Chris Walken voice.’” Shortly after AP learned the voice wasn't actually Walken's, they quickly issued a "kill" notification to their affiliates.

 

Nick And Artie Tear It Up On Jimmy Kimmel Live [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- Looks like yesterday was a good night for radio guys to be on TV. Following Sternes appearance on All Access Hollywood' with Bush, radio's Nick DiPaolo & Artie Lange joined longtime radio guy/turned TV Host Jimmy Kimmel on his late night ABC show. Viewers weren't disappointed as the duo brought wall to wall laughs including Lange's take on New York cab drivers. Telling Kimmel that he watches his show while taking the cab to his nightly sports talk show, he describes a bizarre cabby with hairy ears who occasionally utters a word that he understands. DiPaolo injects "When did Adam Carolla start driving a cab?" Nick and Artie's show is produced by DIRECTV and distributed by Premiere Networks. It airs Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET and is streamed live on the show’s website, http://www.NickandArtie.com Watch Pt 1 -- Pt 2 -- Pt 3 -- Watch entire show

 

Hot Chelle Rae Performs For KLUC "Flip The Script" Contest Winner

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- You can call this a win-win contest for everyone. KLUC/Las Vegas held a contest where local schools competed in a stop bullying contest called "Flip the Script School Takeover." Morning host Chet Buchanan (shown in black) stands before this year's winner, Southwest Career and Technical Academy. They were able to get the most students to sign a pledge to stop bullying. PHOTO: KLUC

 

Bangor's LaMarche Lives In The Cold To Raise Money

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- We just checked, and at 7:00 am this morning it was 18º in Bangor. But apparently that's not too cold for Pat LaMarche (shown) co-host of the "The Pulse Morning Show" in Bangor, ME. According WABI TV , she got the idea from her co-host, Don Cookson, who did a show about more than $32 million being cut from Maine's LIHEAP funding. Thus, "The Help Keep ME Warm" fundraiser was launched on all three stations in the cluster owned by author Stephen King. Pat then decided to live in a hobbit hole out in the cold to raise funds, but once King found out about it he said if she raised $70,000, he'd match it.' LaMarche told WABI: "It will be cold, but that's the point. I mean, anybody who would whine about suffering, if there's such a thing, this is no in my mind suffering, anyone who would whine about suffering for a week when they know that people are going to be cold for three or four months, is a jerk (laughs)." Bravery aside, LaMarche is hoping she hits her goal by Saturday, that's her birthday.

 

 

WALK THE WALK: Long Island's Walk FM Delivers 11,000 Lbs Of Food For The Needy

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- Adding to our daily list of amazing things radio does for their communities, 97.5 Walk-FM personalities, in a joint effort with King Kullen Stores, delivered 11,000 pounds of donated food to Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank in Hauppauge. According to The Hauppauge Patch, Walk 97.5 FM held a "Thanks for Giving Food Drive" outside of King Kullen storefronts across Suffolk County throughout the first two weeks of November. Radio station personalities asked shoppers to donate non-perishable foods, frozen turkeys and monetary donations for the less fortunate this holiday season. Approximately 9,730 meals will result from the food drive.

 

Sixx & Kasem Visit Wounded Warriors At Fisher House

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- Nikki Sixx, rock legend, best-selling author and host of the nationally syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and his radio co-host Kerri Kasem visited with wounded warriors at the Fisher Houses and Center for the Intrepid last Wednesday in San Antonio. After visiting the Brooke Army Medical Center campus, Sixx said “Kerri and I left feeling inspired and motivated, and have set the wheels in motion to come back and help raise money through Sixx Sense for Fisher House and Center for the Intrepid. Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis. Photos of their visit can be viewed Here.

 

Oh My: KWMT Tucson Becomes My 92.9; KNST AM Doubles Up On 97.1 FM

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 22, 2011 -- Clear Channel Radio has announced two new “sounds” for the Tucson market. KWMT is now My 92.9, effective Friday, November 18th at 5 p.m. MST. Additionally, KNST News Talk AM 790 will now simulcast on 97.1 FM, effective Monday, November 28th. But that's not all folks: KWFM now becomes La Preciosa 1450. They'll start the day with Alex Lucas in the mornings on AM 1450, along with Tejano 1600.” Lucas has been the most successful part of Clear Channel's Hispanic programming and we’re thrilled to have him be a part of La Preciosa 1450,” said Chris Pickett, Clear Channel Radio Tucson Operations Manager.

 

 

OOPS: National News Outlet Mistakes Christopher Walken Spoof For Real Deal [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- The Associated Press had to quickly send out a "kill" notification to its media clients, after realizing an article which supposedly quoted Christopher Walken speaking about the Natalie Wood case was actually an impersonation by ESPN 980 Washington, D.C.'s Marc Sterne. They quoted Walken -- who was actually Sterne -- delivering his recollections of Wood’s death in 1981: “We had a lot to drink that night. There was Sambuca. There was shouting. And then there was tragedy. And that’s all I can remember. And quite frankly, all my attorney right now would want me to say.” In its retraction, AP first wrote: “The station now says that it was a hoax involving a station employee who was impersonating Walken.” According to The Washington Post, this didn't sit well with 980 PD Chuck Sapienza who said “No one from AP called us to see if it was real, and then they call it a hoax ... A hoax makes it sound like it’s our fault. We’ve been doing this impersonation for two years. They’re taking no responsibility for shoddy journalism.” The AP then followed by sending out yet another correction stating: the “Walken impersonation was a regular feature, not a hoax.” LISTEN TO STERNE DISCUSSING THE BIT (WALKEN IMPERSONATION IN LAST :30)

 

Radio At Its Best; Saga Norfolk Collects 429,000 Meals For Needy

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Believe it or not, there is a daily pouring of good news in radio. Here's just one of hundreds of events taking place this weekend at stations across the U.S. Saga/Norfolk just wrapped up their 15th annual Mayflower Marathon food drive. WNOR, along with its sister station, 106.9 the Fox, helped to collect 429,000 meals for families in need. And this year the demand was extra heavy. WNOR Morning Host Rick Rumble tells Jockline Daily "At one point, a homeless woman came into the site, thinking we were distributing the food there. We fed her and told her where she could pick up some full meals. She had 5 dollars and left 2 of them for us. Wow. While 429,000 meals is a large number, the people from the FoodBank say it will all be out by Wednesday."

 

Sunrise Broadcasting Brings In 24,000 Meals In 24 Hours

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Sunrise Broadcasting held its annual food drive, “24,000 Meals in 24 Hours”, to benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington. The event began last Friday, November 18 at 12 noon and and ran through noon the next day. This is the eight year they've put on this drive where jocks from their market cluster stay up for the full 24 Hours in order to reach or exceed their goal of raising 24,000 meals. During the 24 hour period, Stanley B from Jammin’ 99.9, Craig Thomas from Sunny 104.5, Fitz from Modern Rock 98.7, and Foz and Jocelyn from Z 107.5 will be broadcasting live from Lowes Foods. Donations can be made on-site or through the station websites. Two Men and a Truck will be on-site with a truck to collect non-perishable donations. In a station release, GM Brian Schimmel said “I am really proud of our on air talent on all of our stations that volunteered to step up and do the 24 hour continuous broadcasts ... The gift of their time really helps communicate the need and encourages the public to respond to this wonderful effort to help the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.”

 

Dishes From The Dead: Radio's DeCaro Pens Dead Celebrity Cookbook

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- You may know him best as Jon Stewart's movie critic, but SiriusXM's radio host Frank DeCaro has added a new title to his resume: Author. He's just written a cookbook featuring more than 145 recipes from deceased stars. Try puckering up to Rock Hudson's "cannoli," or Liberace's "Sticky Buns." These are just couple of the stars whose favorite dishes are included. You'll also get treats from Elizabeth Taylor, Farrah Fawcett, John Ritter, Andy Warhol, Lucille Ball, Sonny Bono and many more. He's collected hundreds of recipes pulled from old cookbooks, biographies, magazines and other sources. Reportedly, DeCaro claims to have already gotten enough recipes to fill a second volume. In the meantime, just in time for the holidays, place an order here at Amazon.com

 

 

Parodies And All, Scott Shannon Recalls The Early Days Of TV's Regis Philbin [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Another week, another fun guest for WFTL/Miami's Rich Stevens. This time, it was none other than the legendary Scott Shannon of WPLJ's Scott & Todd Show. As far as Rich is concerned, back in the day's of Regis Philbin's local TV show in NYC, it was Scott's regular bits, both in Parody and with Regis himself that got the networks attention. While Scott humbly denies taking any credit, he does share his thoughts on the recently departed TV icon; his past and present trips to the show, plus his take on Regis' future. Rich told Jockline Daily, "No sooner had Scott gotten off the phones, they exploded with callers who remembered him from his time there in Florida. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

Dripping Good: LMFAO Joins Kane At Hot 99.5's Butterball

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Last Friday night, the electro-rap duo from Los Angeles, CA, LMFAO comprised of producers, DJs, and clothing designers Redfoo and SkyBlu (the son and grandson, respectively, of Motown impresario Berry Gordy), LMFAO, joined Hot 99.5's Kane and company during its 5th annual, sold-out Butterball event. That's Kane, back center, and show member Sarah in front center. Click Here For A Complete View

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Johnny Vaughn Exits 95.8 Capital FM; Kevin Matthews Out, Michelle McKormick/Tony Gates In At WLAV Grand Rapids

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- After an eight-year stint, morning host Johnny Vaughan of 95.8 Capital FM is reportedly leaving his London show. Lisa Snowdon will continue with interim host, Greg Burns, until another host joins. Longtime Grand Rapid's host Kevin Matthews has left the air at 97 LAV-FM and will be followed by a couple of longtime area talents, veteran hosts Tony Gates and Michelle McKormick.

 

 

Regis Philbin Says Goodbye To Daily Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- It's not often that a TV host bids farewell and leaves radio feeling like they're losing one of their own. That'll be the case today as Regis Philbin exits ABC's "Live With Regis & Kelly" Show. After 28 years he's stepping down, but as he says, not retiring. Last night in a special ABC 20/20 Regis edition, his former co-host Kathy Lee Gifford told Katie Couric that if people are tired of reality tv, perhaps they should blame her and Regis for that. It was them that first brought the concept to morning tv of two people who spent the entire time talking about themselves. Herein lies the connection to radio shows. Some 17,000 or so shows ago, Regis taught a generation of air talent to just have fun, not take themselves too seriously, tell stories and, most of all, be themselves. At the start of yesterday's show he joked: “I am so tired of Regis’s farewell!” How perfectly Reej. Today is his last day on the show. In behalf of radio, Jockline Daily says thank you. You've been a special friend. You took our calls. Talked to our listeners and even gave some of our top men and women their own special week. I'm sure we'll be hearing from you as you're out promoting your book "How I Got This Way." One thing's for certain, there will never be another Reej. PHOTO: ABC

 

 

Bieber Opens Up On Pregnancy Claims; “I’d Rather Have Had It Been A Cool, Exotic Story” [VIDEO]


THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- We've become used to syndicated host Elvis Duran and the Morning Show scooping interviews with top stars, but yesterday's exclusive in-studio sit down with Justin Bieber had the whole world listening after he finally who opened up about the Mariah Yeater pregnancy allegations. With the paternity suit dropped, he told Duran, “I’d rather have had it been a cool, exotic story.” Bieber’s manager then came on air and said, “Bottom line is, they said they’re in settlement talks with us. The only thing I’m going to say is they will never be in settlement talks with us. We will never settle with them...they messed with the wrong crew…it’s false and people should be held accountable. You don’t get to go out there and bad mouth a 17 year-old kid to the entire world…” With a sidebar: In late 2009, morning show co-host TJ Taormina interviewed Bieber and got him to admit his celebrity crush on Selena Gomez. Today, Duran played audio for Bieber from a previous interview with Gomez where they got her reaction to Bieber’s earlier admission. He said, “I was such a mack daddy back then, wasn’t I?” PHOTO: screen grab WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

Case Settled In Former WPGC Co-Host Discrimination Suit

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- A lawsuit filed last May by Ranelle "Rane" Sykes, one half of WPGC/Washington D.C.'s "Home Team" which also features Keith “DJ Flexx” Clagon, has reportedly been settled. According to afro.com, an attorney for former WPGC radio personality Ranelle Sykes and a representative from CBS Radio, WPGC’s parent company, have confirmed that Sykes’ legal dispute with the station’s management has been resolved. Sykes, known as "Rane," was upset with what she thought was unequal pay for the same work as her co-host. Last month, Sykes filed another claim in Prince George’s Circuit Court claiming reprisal because she was not allowed to continue working after she’d given the station her two week’s notice and had her benefits interrupted this summer. CBS Radio disputed that saying Sykes quit and per company policy, benefits and employment are terminated when someone resigns.

 

WBAL's Ron Smith Says He's Discontinuing Chemo' Treatments; Tells Audience "There Isn’t Going To Be Any Miracle. I’m Okay With It.” [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011-- For over 26 years, he's been known as the voice of reason. Yesterday, in perhaps one of his most poignant and emotional examples he told listeners ""The first thing we have as advertised is a health update for me. I am no longer on chemotherapy. After consultations it was determined that was a futile way to go. And therefore I have ceased, that there won’t be a second round of chemotherapy instead what we are doing is palliative care that that will result down the road in home hospice care. So the idea of some miracle with a stage 4 pancreatic cancer, well there isn’t going to be any miracle. And this is a decision that was reached and agreed upon among everyone concerned. It is the best thing under the circumstances and I’m okay with it. There is no way of predicting how long I’m going to be functioning so we’re sort of playing it by ear from this time forward. I’ll be on the air as I can, and as long as I can. And I guess that about covers it."there isn’t going to be any miracle. I’m okay with it. Jockline Daily will continue to follow this story. Photo: Ron Smith LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

Talker In Chief? TRN's Jerry Doyle Makes List of Possible 3rd Party Candidates

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- Talk Radio Network Enterprises’ Jerry Doyle was included in a recent list of possible third party candidates which could draw 5-15% of the popular vote. The list was featured in The New American’s on-line magazine article, “Ron Paul’s Real Electability: Stopping The Third Party Threat” written by Thomas Eddlem. Eddlem article states, “Plenty of third party candidate possibilities dot the political horizon, each of whom could draw 5-15% percent of the popular vote (or more) and a significant percentage of conservative and independent voters.” Jerry Doyle was not the only “third party threat” Eddlem included in his list of people who could potentially run as third party candidates if Ron Paul does not win the Republican nomination in the 2012 Presidential Elections. Also on the list included: CNBC’s Reporter Rick Santelli, Fox’s Judge Andrew Napolitano, Steve Forbes (who's already run for President as a Republican), America On-Line Founder Steve Case, and EuroPacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff, among many others. Photo: TRN

 

98.7 KISS FM New York Kicks Off 9th Annual Kiss Cares Coat Drive

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- 98.7 KISS FM, New York kicks off the holiday season in partnership with New York Cares for the 9th Annual KISS Cares Coat Drive on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Union Square’s Regal Cinema in Manhattan.  Annually, KISS FM invites the New York Tri-state area to reach in to their hearts and closets and donate gently used, or new coats that will help thousands of New Yorkers stay warm during the winter season. This year, alongside Shaila, Michael Baisden (shown), Ed Lover, DJ Qua, Lenny Green and the rest of the KISS Family, special celebrity guests including R&B crooner, Carl Thomas, Essence Magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief, Constance White, the newly crowned Miss Black New York 2012, Selena Watkins, and many more will be joining hand in hand to share the warmth and will reach back to help those in need in the community make it through the winter. “For those of us who are fortunate enough to have a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs, we must find it in our hearts to give during these tough economic times,” explains KISS FM’s own Michael Baisden. “No matter how bad we think we have it, there are those who literally cannot afford to keep themselves or their children warm during the cold winter months, so please give what you can to the Kiss Coat drive and help us help the community.” Photo: Baisden

 

Cox Launches Anti-Bullying PSA Campaign in Virginia

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011/PRNewswire -- Cox Communications is launching a multi-faceted anti-bullying public service campaign in response to the growing problem of youth bullying in Virginia. This effort is in coordination with the premiere of Cox Channel 11's "Plugged-In: Breaking the Bully Culture" special. The program will premiere on Sunday, November 20, at 8 p.m. Also, radio personalities from several radio stations in the Hampton Roads market are partnering with Cox to share important information on bullying. Nick Taylor and Tricia Harris Friddell from Z104 (shown), Chuck Doud and Mary Kathryn Wood from The Point, Teresa Baker from R&B-FM; and Jenna Kehoe from 2WD will appear in the television advertisements intended to raise awareness of the problem of bullying. Also, free informational resource cards and "Take Charge! Stop the Bullying" wristbands will be available at all Cox Solutions Stores for kids and parents during this campaign. These materials address the warning signs of youth bullying and offer advice for kids on how to better deal with bullying situations and behaviors. Gary McCollum, SVP & General Manager of Cox Communications said, "The statistics which show how many of our kids are being bullied, are alarming. Our goal is to bring more general awareness to this important issue, and to arm both children and parents with resources to face and overcome it."


 

RTE'S Dublin's Derek Mooney Tops Leno's "Most Leprechauns In One Place" Record

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- Somewhere in that mass of green at right is Derek Mooney, host of RTE/Ireland's Derek Mooney show. He's pictured with 250 of the record-breaking leprechaun's group assembled for ‘The Most Leprechauns in One Place Record. They gathered on Wednesday to top Jay Leno's March 17th gathering in LA of 224 people dressed as leprechaun. And just to prove that Ireland is an equal opportunity leprechaun country, little green men from Poland, Italy and Romania were among those gathered. According to station rules, all participants had to be dressed in a complete costume, consisting of a Green top hat, Green frock coat or waist coat, Green or black trousers, a Green Beard, Appropriate footwear - which means black or green close-toed shoes (no sneakers or sandals/flip flops). The first 300 leprechauns who registered at leprechauns@rte.ie by Oct. 28, 2011 would get all of the above items except their own green or black trousers. As it turned out, 250 showed up to claim new title to the record. Mooney told Irish Central: "It's great to bring the record home to Ireland; the spiritual home of leprechauns." Photo by KOBPIX

 

 

Best Of The 60's & 70's: Vuolo & King Meet Up At Radio's Hall of Fame

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2011 -- Here's proof that radio's best friend, Art Vuolo, has clothes without a station logo. Joining in Chicago last week for the Radio Hall of Fame event he took time to pose with radio/TV legend Larry King. Or, as Vuolo tells us: "Not bad for a couple of old farts! I call it "The Best of the 60's and 70's!"

 

 

Cornbread Stays On The Menu At 92.3 WIL-FM St. Louis

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- 92.3 WIL St. Louis has announced that morning host “Cornbread” has re-up'd for new multi-year contract. He has been the namesake of WIL’s morning drive program, “The Cornbread Morning Show”, for the past seven years. The "Cornbread Morning Show”, winner of the 2009 Country Music Association Major Market Personality of the Year, has been on WIL’s airwaves since 2004. Coming off of his recent 10-day long “Cornbread’s Roof-Top Rally” in support of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Cornbread tells Jockline Daily: “ I’m hoping my actions will influence Albert Pujols to re-up with the Cardinals, so we can enjoy another Championship together.” Beyond the roof-top rally, Cornbread received national recognition when “TEAM BREADBIRD” broke the record for race participants with more than 7,600 listeners in the annual Komen St. Louis “Race for the Cure”. Hubbard Radio St. Louis’ Vice President and Market Manager John Kijowski said, “We are thrilled that Cornbread is so committed to the station and to our listeners in St Louis.”

 

 

FM News War Spreads To Washington, DC

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- CBS RADIO announced yesterday that it will be launching an all-news format in January 2012 on 99.1 FM in Washington, D.C. serving residents of the metropolitan area, including Virginia and Maryland suburbs, with more local programming and information specific to its audience. The move comes as a result of an agreement to acquire 107.9 FM from Family Stations, Inc. which will serve as the home for “El Zol,” CBS RADIO’s thriving Spanish-language station. Terms of the transaction, subject to customary conditions, including regulatory and other approvals, are not being disclosed. With more major market news stations than any other broadcaster, CBS RADIO is regarded as the foremost programmer of the locally-based format.
Added Steve Swenson, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO, Washington, D.C., “Time is precious and we know listeners want information that is important to them delivered immediately and in a succinct manner. Operating under the ‘All-News All the Time’ philosophy CBS RADIO originated, listeners can count on the station to provide clarity on what’s happening in their own backyard, as well as the impact world events will have on their everyday lives.”Robert Sanchez has been named as Program Director of the station.  

 

 

TRN's McCaslin Treks To 2012 Presidential Campaign

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- America’s Radio News Network (ARNN) has announced a new daily network news brief the “Trek to 2012: The Presidential Agenda” which provides listeners with all the latest on the 2012 presidential campaign schedules, media events, policy issues, latest polling numbers and debate coverage along with other election details and information.  ARNN’s new 90-second news brief airs on all four of ARNN’s news-only programs.“We trust that the ‘Trek to 2012: The Presidential Agenda' will keep ARNN’s listeners well-informed on the latest news and the whereabouts of their favorite 2012 Presidential Candidates, whether it is President Obama or one in the large field of GOP White House hopefuls ...“Given the dismal U.S. economy and continuing recession, plus other hot-button issues such as national security, we are already experiencing unprecedented interest in the upcoming 2012 Presidential Campaign," says John McCaslin, ARNN’s Executive Vice President.

 

Big D And Bubba Enlist On American Forces Radio Network

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- Premiere Networks has announced The Big D and Bubba Show will debut on The American Forces Radio Network on Monday, November 21. Airing live from 6 - 10 a.m. ET on AFN’s Country station, The Big D and Bubba Show will now be heard overseas in 177 countries and all U.S. ships at sea. Big D and Bubba stated, “Being a part of AFN, and knowing that we can bring a little bit of home to our friends and family who are stationed overseas, is possibly the single biggest accomplishment in radio for us. We couldn't be more excited!” Along with the announcement, they've decided to step down from their local afternoon program on Nashville’s The Big 98/WSIX, but will continue to broadcast their national program from WSIX in Nashville.

 

Montgomery Gentry To Co-Host Thanksgiving Special With Blair Garner On After Midnight

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- After Midnite host Blair Garner will celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a commercial-free radio special guest co-hosted by CMA Award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry, who recently released their first album in three years, “Rebels on the Run,” via Average Joe’s Entertainment on October 18.
In addition to playing the top Country music songs, the three-hour, market-exclusive holiday special will feature Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry talking about what they're most thankful for, the dangers of deep-frying turkey, and a candid conversation about spending Thanksgiving with the ex-in-laws.
“What other artists could share Thanksgiving Day insights like spending the holiday with your ex-in-laws, frying your own turkey, and something neither I nor Rick Perry can remember?” joked Blair Garner.  “Country music fans won’t want to miss this!”
The After MidNite Thanksgiving special featuring Montgomery Gentry is available for air November 25, and can be downloaded beginning Friday, Nov. 17. For more information, please call Premiere Networks at 818-377-5300.

 

 

Top News From The UK; The Wave Goes For Underwater Broadcast Record

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- Wave 105 mid-morning presenter Simon Clarke (shown standing under Andark) did his show from the bottom of a swimming pool. It was part of an attempt to break a world record for the longest underwater live radio broadcast. The Bauer station on the south coast of England is doing it to raise money for the Cash 4 Kids charity. Simon only learned to swim in May this year, so it’s been a bit of a personal challenge for him too.

Revolution Jock Leaves Over Silence Row - Mid-morning presenter Alan Nield has departed Oldham station 96.2 The Revolution after falling out with management when they decided against airing 2 minutes silence for Armistice Day on Friday. Alan – known to listeners as ‘Big Al’ says listeners had complained via text message and on Twitter, blaming him personally for the non-existent tribute to fallen soldiers. He voice tracked the rest of his show and left the station, later receiving a call from station owner Steve Penk telling him he was sacked.

Smooth Radio’s Pat Sharp Enters Jungle - Presenter Pat Sharp has joined ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here reality TV show. Pat and other celebrities are stranded in the Australian jungle and forced to perform tasks in return for food. Pat, hosts weekend breakfast on Smooth Radio. Pat has worked in broadcasting for ever 30 years, including many years at Capital, Heart, BBC Radio 1 and Radio Mercury, winning a Sony Radio Academy Award in 2002 for Best Radio DJ. He also hosts a weekly syndicated show “The Weekend Vibe” on various commercial radio stations.

Sir Cliff's Fury As 1960's Hits Radio Station Bans His Songs Because They Aren't Cool Enough - Sir Cliff Richard, the 71-year-old – who scored his first hit with Move It! in 1958 and was a superstar in Britain by the dawn of the Swinging Sixties - has been barred from the playlist of new digital service, Absolute Radio 60s. The station will launch on November 22 and describes itself as ‘Home of The Beatles, Stones and Motown’. They say Sir Cliff's songs were not cool enough to make the cut. Sir Cliff has issued a furious riposted. He said: ‘What they're doing is they're lying to themselves, and more importantly they're lying to the public. ‘You cannot count me out. I sold more singles in the UK than The Beatles did, and more singles than any other artist on the planet, (in Britain).’ He added: ‘The Beatles didn't start it here - I started five years before the Beatles. The statistics seem to support Sir Cliff’s claim. The Sixties were a hugely successful decade for Sir Cliff, delivering him some of his most famous hits including The Young Ones, Bachelor Boy, Summer Holiday and Congratulations. In 1963 he was named the World’s No1 Artist by US music magazine Billboard.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. mailto:graham@mackmedia.co.uk
Twitter: @GrahamMack

 

 

Radio Quiz Show "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me" Makes TV Debut

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- If you're an NPR listener, listen up: NPR and BBC AMERICA have announce that the Peabody Award-winning radio quiz show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, will make its television debut on BBC AMERICA with a "2011 Year in Review" special on Friday, December 23, 8:00pm ET/PT. Host Peter Sagal, along with official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell, will lead a panel of both US and UK talent, including comedians Paula Poundstone and Alonzo Bodden, through 2011's biggest events. The special will look back at the year's top stories from an American and British perspective and will also include listener contests and celebrity guests from both sides of the pond. The show will tape in front of a live audience at the Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago on December 2. Now in its 14th season, The Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! has an audience of more than 3.2 million listeners weekly on 595 NPR member public radio stations. Its audience has grown in every ratings period since its premiere in January 1998. The radio show is produced by NPR and WBEZ. To find local stations and broadcast times, play games and laugh along with the show's blog, visit www.npr.org/waitwait.

 

 

ABC Radio Serves Up Lady Ga Ga For Thanksgiving

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- ABC Radio is serving up Lady Gaga to its affiliates for broadcast next week as a run-up to the Thanksgiving holiday. “One on One: Lady Gaga” is a rare and exclusive interview with Lady Gaga by ABC’s Katie Couric -- part of ABC-TV’s showcase event on Thanksgiving night. Katie Couric has voiced three, separate one-minute features, with Lady Gaga revealing details of her private life and family relationships, as well as her own personal Thanksgiving traditions. Starting this Friday, ABC Radio affiliates will have access to this material for use Monday, November 21st, Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd. Each segment will promote “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving,” a 90-minute primetime special set to air exclusively on ABC television, November 24th.These one minute features will be available via www.abcnewscall.com by 9:00AM ET on Friday, November 18th under the FEATURES tab.



Comcast To Televise Bay Area Radio's Lady Brain

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011/PRNewswire -- Comcast Hometown's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California has announced that it will begin televising the candid San Francisco radio show "Lady Brain" (www.askladybrain.com) on Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. on Channel 104, starting November 26th. The network will offer a sneak peak of the show on Saturday, November 19th at the special time of 11:00 p.m. Often called "Oprah for the ears," "Lady Brain" is a talk show covering highly personal topics through interviews, sex and relationship advice, and current event discussions. The program airs at 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays in San Francisco on Green 960 AM, and in Sacramento on Talk 650 KSTE-AM; and Sundays in Phoenix on 106.7 KWSS-FM The show is also is available 24/7 on iTunes, askladybrain.com, Facebook, Podcasts and Stitcher.com.

 

 

Madone! Paul & Young Ron's Holiday Food Drive Heads To Sun Life Stadium

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 --Proving once again that Jockline Daily will use any excuse to post pictures of pretty people, here's yet another opportunity. It's the second stop of Paul & Young Ron's 17th Annual Holiday Food Drive is Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. P&YR will be live from the Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills game, broadcasting (9:00-11:00 a.m.) and hosting a tailgate party (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) to benefit "Feeding South Florida." Celebrities, like Katrina Campins (left) from "The Bachelor" with Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano at "Meatballs & Martinis," will join the guys on the air before the action moves to the Badia tent and food by Joe's Stone Crabs, Ten Palms, CJ's Crab Shack, and Fogo de Chao.  It is all to help feed needy South Floridians this holiday season, with food donations also being accepted at gates around the stadium.   

 

Fisher House To Receive $700,000 Following Week-Long Radio Campaign

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- Fisher House Foundation, which constructs comfort homes to provide free, temporary housing to the families of service members receiving medical care at VA and military hospitals around the world, will receive a record $700,000 from Operation Fisher House, a nationwide week-long campaign that culminated in a radio fundraiser on Veterans Day, November 11, sponsored by long-standing partner Clear Channel Radio. Having begun on Monday, Nov. 7 and running through Nov. 11, 2011, all 850 Clear Channel stations promoted the second annual Operation Fisher House and encouraged listeners to tune in to the main fundraising event on Veterans Day. Clear Channel encouraged donations via online and text message to the Fisher House Foundation through live discussions, on-air mentions, interviews and a series of public service announcements. Over the last two years Clear Channel has raised more than $1.2 million for Fisher House and has donated millions of dollars in media inventory.

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Dallas Gets Jacked Up With Jeff McMurray; Mike Flatt & Susan Stone Exit KSLX Phoenix

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 17TH, 2011 -- Jeff McMurray (shown) has been named Program Director for CBS RADIO’s KJKK, 100.3 Jack FM, it was announced by Brian Purdy, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Dallas. The appointment is effective immediately. He arrives from 93.7 KQJK-FM, a “Jack” formatted station in Sacramento. --- Longtime Phoenix hosts Mike "The Ghost" Flatt and Susan Stone will be leaving KSLX-FM (100.7) will be leaving the station by month's end. Reportedly, Flatt will be relocating to Boise, Idaho, where his wife has landed a new job and Stone plans to pursue a career in nursing.

 

 

TWITITION: Anti-Bullying Idea Catches Government's Attention

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011 -- The power of radio never ceases to amaze. In yet another example, Astral Media's Ace Burpee (shown) on Hot 103/Winnepeg turned a Twitter-based petition into an official proclamation in 10 days. According to Metro News, during National bullying awareness month, Burpee got behind a campaign to see the week legitimized by the Canadian government. He told MN: “We started a petition, and we did a ‘Twitition’ Thousands of signatures and tweets later, the results were handed over to education minister Nancy Allan, who went to work on it right away. Ten days after the petition was presented, it was official." HOT 103 is now holding a contest, challenging people to come up with a video in relation to anti-bullying week. He said he’s received everything from personal stories to skits to songs.

 

Golden Voice Williams Lands Full-Time Gig In Boston

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011 -- Hard to believe it's been nearly a year since the infamous posting on YouTube of a then disheveled Ted Williams using his booming voice to earn money along a highway. Then, following an appearance on WNCI/Columbus' Dave & Jimmy Show it ignited a story that brought instant fame and fortune to Williams and topped TV & News headlines for weeks. Sadly, it was apparently too much, too soon for Williams and he once again fell victim to his own vices, losing most, if not all of his gains. In the process, he lost the belief by many that he'd be able to ever fully remain on the wagon. Fortunately, through his continuous efforts of staying clean and seeking treatment, he's now back on the air once again as the official voice of New England Cable News (NECN). While waiting to make his first appearance, staffers there surprised him with a No. 9 Red Sox jersey bearing the name of his namesake, Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Here's hoping once again, this modern day fairytale finishes with a permanent and happy ending. WATCH VIDEO

 

Radio Legend Dick Purtan To Launch 10th And Final Charity CD [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011 -- Few names in radio garner the term "greatness," but standing high on the list is the inimitable Dick Purtan. And while you can no longer hear him on Detroit's airwaves, he's doing his best for charity. He's back again this year with the launch of his 10th and final "Best of Dick Purtan CD Volume 10," available via Amazon.com Yesterday, on WXYZ-TV, he told his daughter, a newscaster there, “I’m happy that sales of my CD will help benefit two exemplary Michigan military charities, Operation Homefront Michigan and Honor Flight Michigan - the Legacy Project.” On December 17th, another event will also be held for the same charities at Madison Place in Madison Heights. It will featured “Made in Michigan” food stations, cash bar, silent and live auctions, a 50/50 raffle a photo booth and the band “Legend.” WATCH VIDEO

 

Delilah Re-Ups With Hipcricket

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011 -- Delilah, the most-listened-to-woman on radio in the U.S., has now doubled her mobile VIP club in the last year and renewed her contract with long-time partner Hipcricket. Delilah continues to use Hipcricket’s platform to engage with fans and provide mobile sponsorship opportunities to national brands including Keri Lotion, AT&T, Chase Bank, Nutro Cat Care, Marzetti Caramel Dips and Honey Baked Ham. The daily nighttime radio broadcast, which is syndicated to approximately 200 radio stations, reaches nearly nine million listeners every week. Her distinctive blend of story-telling, sympathetic listening and encouragement – all scored with adult contemporary soft rock – places Delilah at the top of rankings in most markets among women 25-54 – an attractive audience for brand advertisers.

 

Carson Daly To Host National Park Foundation's 89th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting

THE MOUTH, Nov. 16th, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that television and AMP/LA morning host Carson Daly will handle the switch at the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting. In addition, the platinum selling band OneRepublic will perform along with country music star Rodney Atkins and six-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius. The evening will also feature a special appearance by Kermit the Frog, star of The Muppets, along with several other special guests. Additional performers and special guests for the event will be announced shortly. The tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2011, on the Ellipse at President's Park in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will usher in the holiday season in our nation's capital and can be viewed LIVE online at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET

 

Phil Boyce Exits TRN Following Three Year Stint

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011 -- As first reported yesterday in a NTS MediaOnline Today news alert, TRN President of Programming, Phil Boyce, announced to his staff in a memo that he is leaving the network effective immediately. He wrote: “I want to wish every member of the TRN family best wishes ... I have enjoyed my 3 years getting to know and work with all of you. This is a great team and I know more success is forthcoming. Wherever I go you will always be in my heart and I am sure we will stay in touch.” Boyce came to TRN in November of 2008 after a 14-year stint at WABC/New York. While there, he also served as VP News/Talk Programming under former owners Citadel Broadcasting. No mention has been made regarding his replacement. However, with the recently vacated PD slot at WABC/New York, tongues are wagging regarding his possible return. Stay tuned.

 

David Crosby & Graham Nash Take Cover In Castner's Tent

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2011 -- After a visit to Zucotti Park and The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, David Crosby and Graham Nash joined Wall Street Journal's Daily Wrap host Michael Castner. That's Michael in the middle trying to figure out what that strange symbol is on Nash's shirt. For those unfamiliar, this gadget, a waver-thin piece of plastic, actually once served to mount 45's to your mom and dad's Victrola. Memba?

 

 

Stern Says Had He Been A Judge On Last Year's AGT, The Guy Who Won Would Never Have Won [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2011 -- SiriusXM's Howard Stern has been making the news lately following last week's Wall Street Journal report saying he and NBC were in negotiations for him to follow Piers Morgan on the judges table. Yesterday, he opened up on air about the rumors saying how big a fan he is of the show "I love the show ... I would be certainly honored to sit on a stage to judge these lunatics ... but if I were a judge on AGT, there would be no nonsense ... I would be there for the talent. I would be there to find somebody good. If I had been on there last year, the guy who won, whose name I can't even remember, he would never has won." In a somewhat surprising statement, Stern said as far as AGT "I have no deal with AGT. I'm not going to comment on whether I'm in negotiation or not .. I don't comment on negotiation. It's a great show, I'd be honored, but there's nothing to report." PHOTO: Screen Grab WATCH HOWARD TV VIDEO HERE

 

WHAS' Meiners Prevails In Court After Calling Out Police Officer On-Air Over Speeding Ticket

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2011 -- Notice to all Louisville police: If you pull over WHAS's Terry Meiners, be prepared for an on-air slap down. This is what happened to one officer, Sam Cromity, who pulled over Meiners last March claiming he was going 75 in a 55. According to The Courier Journal, the officer threatened a defamation lawsuit after Meiners called him a liar on the air and since Meiners refused to accept a dismissal with probable cause. Cromity then authorized an attorney to send Meiners a demand for $30,000 to resolve all issues and avoid a civil trial. Yesterday, in court following a few minutes in deliberations, the jury found Meiners not guilty. During the trial, Meiner's attorney said the officer had no proof Meiners was speeding and was talking on the phone when he pulled him over and lied about how long he had been following Meiners. The officer, who is African American, said he was offended by Meiners referring to him on-air as Black Barney and Black Car Barney. Meiners told jurors that the “Black Barney” reference had nothing to do with race, but rather the color of Cromity’s vehicle, a black Ford Mustang, and that he created a character combining the outlaw Black Bart and Barney Fife.

 

Cast Of Failed Fake Pilot Stunt Appear In Court

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2011 -- As Jockline Daily reported last September, six people connected with The Wanna-Ben TV Show, including New Zealand/Rock FM's Bryce Casey (shown L) and comedian Ben Boyce (shown R) were in court yesterday to fight criminal charges after stunting on 9/11 to get Bryce through airport security dressed as a fake pilot. According to The Herald Sun, each were charged under the Civil Aviation Act. All six had suggested guilty pleas at a previous hearing, but now say they would admit the charges if police granted diversion. With another hearing set for next Tuesday, The men could face up to a year in prison and/or a $NZ10,000 ($7700) fine if convicted. Under new bail conditions they're allowed to go to an airport, but only for the purposes of travel.

 

Fox Sports LA Rakes In Nearly $100,000 In Paralyzed Vet's Radiothon

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2011 -- AM570 FOX Sports LA raised nearly $100,000 during its fourth annual Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) live, commercial-free radiothon and online auction on Wednesday, November 9. All proceeds from the seven-hour event hosted by the Loose Cannons and Petros & Money benefited the PVA, an organization dedicated to providing rehabilitation and access to medical services, as well as continuing research to find a cure for spinal cord injury and disease. Several athletes and celebrities participated in the radiothon at the station’s Burbank, Calif., studios, including: Lakers legend James Worthy; NHL Hall of Famer and LA Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille; model, TV personality and PVA supporter Leeann Tweeden; P90X creator Tony Horton; LA Lakers legend James Worthy; current Laker Shannon Brown; and comedian Adam Carolla. All of the celebrity guests appeared on-air during the radiothon, and also helped out answering phones in the call center. Pictured at right are the Loose Cannons with NHL Hall of Famer and LA Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille.

 

Help Is On The Way: Conclave To Begin Employment Webinar Series Tomorrow

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2011 -- Beginning tomorrow, The Conclave will begin a series of four webinars featuring topics aimed at helping radio industry professionals seek employment after recent downsizing. The first webinar in the WHAT'S NEXT? A JOB SEARCH WEBINAR SERIES FOR RADIO PROFESSIONALS series is this Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00PM Central time. “PREPARE TO BE HIRED” features Media Staffing Network President and Founder Laurie Kahn who will help teach how to review your background, assess your skills, enhance your strengths, and eliminate your weaknesses to prepare you to secure the job you want, whether it be in the industry or out. Topics to be discussed on Wednesday’s webinar include: • Skills You NEED to add to improve your value. • The Inside Track on How To Land Your DREAM Job • How to BUILD Confidence To Sell Yourself • The RIGHT Way to Network • Questions to Ask THEM Before You Say Yes. Each Webinar is FREE of charge, but pre-registration is required. Sigh up at www.theconclave.com The series is sponsored by Envision Radio Networks, with coordination assistance for Ms. Kahn’s webinar from Radio Ink Magazine and Media Staffing Network.

 

Farber Takes EVP Seat At RAB; Kevin, Virginia & Jason Pick Up WOW 92.7 Key West

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2011 -- It's with great pleasure Jockline Daily reports that former Radio & Record's COO, President & Publisher, and co-presenter of 2010 & 2011's TMC/TSBC Talk event, and longtime supporter of Morning Show Boot Camp, Erica Farber, has been appointed as EVP at The Radio Advertising Bureau. Yesterday, the RAB announced a consolidation of its Membership, Professional Development and Services units into one group under Farber's leadership, beginning January 1, 2012. Erica said “I can’t think of a more perfectly suited role to leverage my sales, marketing, programming experience and relationships within this great industry.” She follows Sheila Kirby who joins CBS RADIO as SVP, Sales Training and Development and will continue a closely aligned relationship with the RAB. ------ Meanwhile, Clear Channel Florida syndicated The Kevin, Virginia & Jason Show can now also be heard on WEOW (WoW 92.7) in Key West. Kevin tells Jockline Daily: So much for remaining pantsless and anonymous on vacation.

 

650,000 Letters To The Troops Later, Michelle Obama Gives Praise To The Bert Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- As Jockline told you last week, following their interview with former President Bill Clinton, none other than First Lady Michelle Obama Called into Cumulus' syndicated "The Bert Show" on Q100 to congratulate them on their enormously successful "The Big Thank You" campaign. With an initial goal of 400,000 hand written thank you letters to deliver to troops overseas on Thanksgiving, the actual number went on to exceed 650,000. Mrs. Obama, told them "This is exactly the kind of outreach and activity we love to see ... The letter total “is truly amazing…I’ve had the privilege to meet with so many men and women in uniform and their families. It really means so much to them.” Both the promotion and the First Lady's call had special meaning for cast member Kristin whose younger brother, Morgan, is a Marine currently stationed in Afghanistan. Her father is a Vietnam vet as well. Obama told Kristin “We have to lift people like you up.”

 

Jock Who Threatened To Blow Up Station Over Failed Song Request And Anthony Weiner Photo Release, Top Deitz' Radio Dumbest Stories of 2011 List

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- Longtime radio host, blogger and author Corey Deitz has just released his Top Radio Turkey Moments of 2011 and, as luck would have it, you read many of them first right here in Jockline Daily. Stating "Dumb is dumb no matter how it lines up, he begins by recalling the story of the former Bridgewater State University student who was arrested after threatening to "shoot up" the campus radio station after they wouldn't play a song request. Then, of course, there was the 27-year-old Joseph Gonzalez who climbed a 185-foot radio tower in Kissimmee, Florida and stayed there for several hours before coming down. He was then quickly transported to a local hospital for "evaluation." And who could forget SiriusXM's Opie & Anthony's interview with blogger Andrew Breitbart who broke the Representative Anthony Weiner sexting story. According to hollywoodreporter.com: "After Breitbart left the studio, the Opie & Anthony crew tweeted footage from their in-studio surveillance camera to grab a still photo off of Breitbart's phone screen." It was the weenie seen round the world. Add to the list Harold Camping's failed end of the world prediction and the more recent missing dog stuntage from 92.3 New York's Nick Cannon are just a few more making the list. See the entire list here

 

Simon Cowell Weighs In On Stern's Rumored 'America's Got Talent Slot [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- Following last week's Wall Street Journal report of SiriusXM's Howard Stern in talks to be a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent, executive producer Simon Cowell finally weighed in. According to MTV, Cowell, who was at a X-Factor viewing party, said with a wink and nod: "You'll have to wait and see. As you'll recall after Cowell announced his own departure from Idol back in 2010, rumors quickly swirled that Stern was on the short list. He joked back then "There's not a better job on the planet than judging a f---ing karaoke contest." Idol officials denied the rumors and Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler were eventually named. Back then, Stern had reportedly said he'd consider for something in the $100 million range, but, according to the WSJ report, this latest offer was around $15 million. With a possible reference to the latest offer, Cowell joked while looking into MTV News' cameras by saying "[You're] cheaper, right? That will help." [WATCH VIDEO HERE]

 

Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman Tells Radio's Stevens, Joe Paterno's Hands Were Tied At Penn States

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- We have to give props to WFTL Miami's Rich Stevens who's been snaggin' some pretty big names lately, including last Friday's interview with basketball hall of famer, Dennis Rodman. They sat down in front of a live audience of thousands at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood and covered a number of topics, but none hotter than the Penn State controversy. He told Rich that Joe Paterno's hands were tied at Penn State ... and that "Every University has problems"... he said the NBA players should take the deal and thinks there would be no basketball season this year... as far as Michael Jackson, Rodman said there will be one book written and only one that would matter, and that will be the one written by Michael's mom! LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

 

QWIK Rock 105.9's Craig Speaks Out About Childhood Incident Involving Penn State's Jerry Sandusky [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- At the young age of just 11, Troy Craig, now one half of the Troy And Dan-O Show on QWIK Rock 105.9/State College, PA., attended summer camp where he met the future Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. He bravely told Fox New's David Lee Miller about his own recollection of that meeting: “The one thing that stands out the most for me was a consistent right hand on my left thigh as we were driving.” Miller caught up with Craig to discuss his recollection. Following his interview, Craig began receiving numerous congratulatory comments at this Facebook page including: "Troy thank you for speaking out on the today show I really respect what you did." "I just saw the clip of you on the Today show. I just wanted to say kudos for putting yourself out there. Maybe it will give some of the victims the courage to stand up and speak out to see that such a well-known person in the community was brave enough to do so." This past weekend, for the first time in many, many yeasr, Penn State began it's game under a coach other than Joe Paterno. WATCH VIDEO HERE


 

Darrell Hammond Tours Radio: "Once Asked To Do Clinton Impersonation During Colonoscopy" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- Leave it to The Loop Chicago's Pete McMurray to get first digs at former SNL's Darrell Hammond who's out promoting his new book "God, If You're Not Up There, I'm F*cked." He tells Pete, after many years talking to doctors, he finally got well and recalls that at times he was a terror to work with. This, of course, a reference to his well-publicized addition to drugs. Clarifying, it was coke, not crack, he said: "I only did coke for about 6 months, but it didn't take long." As for his addictive personality, Hammond says "You could take anything under the sun and I could turn into a an absolute nightmare. I don't care what it is, I'll do it till the cops come." McMurray, who said while reading the book he somehow kept picturing former President Bill Clinton on crack, prompted Hammond to recall a true story of a hospital tech asking him to do his Clinton impersonation while he was getting a colonoscopy. "As they put the camera in that crucial area that wasn't meant for a camera, the anesthesiologist leaned forward and asked 'What would Clinton say.' Hammond said he was too high to respond but then goes into his Clinton voice "What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Upgrade Your Spouse Contest Stirs Debate

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- Is it the Canadian Water? On the heels of the highly popular 89.9/Ottawa Morning Hot Tub's "Win A Baby" contest, comes Alberta's CJAY 92's "Upgrade Your Spouse." As its website explains: "Yeah, we know you love your spouse. But maybe there’s that one thing you’d upgrade if you had the opportunity. It might be a small tweak or a really expensive procedure. Either way, we’re coming to the rescue. Enter here and tell us why your spouse needs an upgrade, and we could be giving them a much needed ‘touch-up’. Get the trophy wife – or hubby – you’ve always wanted." Among the long list of options includes: Breast Augmentation, Tattoos (or Tattoo Removal), Sex Drive, Shrink their waist or thighs and more. Academia weighs in with ca.news. David Finch, assistant professor or marketing at Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business, deemed these types of contests as an extension of increasingly provocative reality-television content. “When you talk about stations that are going this route, they are trying to find that fine balance between edginess, cutthroat and building awareness for their station, but not doing so in a manner that would alienate their core listeners,” he said. Of course, not all of Canada's recent edgy promotions have worked out. Edmonton’s K-97 was recently forced to pull down billboards showing a woman’s breasts clad in a white T-shirt with the catchphrase “Pray for rain.”

 

 

Over A 100 Of Tampa's Best Reunite In Special BYOW Event!


THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2011 -- By our count, the above photo represents pretty much everyone who held a radio mic back in Tampa during 70's & 80's. With a list, too long to name, among the distinquished guests included Mark Larson, John Anthony, Tedd Webb, Joe Sipos and talent coach extraordinaire, Gabe Hobbs (kneeling right front, in black shirt). Jockline Daily asked longtime newsman Joe Sipos what kind of budget did it take to put this together and he belted out "Budget???" This is totally a BYOW: A bring your own wallet event. As you can see, the event took place last Saturday at Pappas Ranch Steakhouse and Bar in Clearwater. Bill Swisher arranged the venue and nailed it down before restaurant management realized an these were all radio people. As far as we know, everyone of them has finally left the bar. Jockline congratulates all the organizers of most impressive reunion. If you'd like a collection of great archived photos from Tampa Bay CLICK HERE

 


King Of All Media In Talks To Join NBC's America's Got Talent

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2011 -- Will the self-proclaimed kind of all media finally cross the aisle to TV and join NBC's "America's Got Talent" as one of its judges? In a story launched yesterday by Lauren A.E. Schuker at The Wall Street Journal people close to the situation report that NBC is talking about a $15 million offer put him alongside Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel on the judge's table. This, of course, follows the announced step-down of Piers Morgan who's leaving the show to devote full attention to his CNN nightly show. As you'll recall, last year there was much speculation about Stern's possible judge slot on Fox' American Idol. He later put the kebosh on that chatter citing to much time and travel between New York & LA. With AGT possibly relocating to New York, plus $15 million to boot, we're thinking America's got a better than good chance to get Stern's talent on this show.

 

 

Cannon's Missing Dog Bit Draws Fire [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2011 - 92.3 Now FM/New York City's Rollin' With Nick Cannon Show may have launched a bit that could come back to bite them with their latest dog prank. It began back during Halloween when he and his co-host Sarah made a bet over who could carve the best pumpkin. Well, Sarah lost; Nick won and for his prize he got Sarah’s tiny dog Charlie Roo. As the bit proceeds, Nick wonders how many balloons it would take to lift Charlie off the ground. As you can see from the photo above with little Charlie attached, off he goes. Next comes some random video taken by a stranger claiming to show the dog floating well into the sky. Adding more drama to the prankage, Cannon and company then ask for help in locating little Charlie Roo (see ad). Of course it's all fake, but animal rights activists weren't amused and Cannon quickly took to Twitter posting: "I think I might be getting fired... boss just told me Peta is on the phone. Damn... Radio bit gone seriously wrong @923Nowfm ... Probably won't have a job in the morning... They are saying the program director, my producer and I are getting arrested. This can't be serious!" Get More Details Here Watch Video Here

 

 

Longtime Atlanta Host, Jimmy Baron & Yvonne Monet Exit Dave FM Atlanta; Johnjay & Rich Pick Up Mornings At Hits 106/Flagstaff Following Flip

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2011 -- In a surprise move, Dave FM/Atlanta morning hosts Jimmy Baron and Yvonne Monet exit after two-year stint. He'll be followed in the interim by former WRXP-FM/New York host Steve Craig. Baron is best known for 12 years at 99/Atlanta along with Leslie Fram and Steve Barnes. -- In other news, Magic 106.1 / Flagstaff-Prescott, AZ, flips to CHR as "Hits 106." Joining for mornings will be the Clear Channel syndicated Johnjay and Rich Show. Cody Dugan remains in afternoons and Jay Allen moves to middays.




Former Stockbroker Convicted Of Denver Host' Murder

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2011 -- The 2006 shooting death of a former Denver morning host, Steven Bailey Williams, aka Steven B, of Steven B & The Hawk on KBPI, finally came to a close yesterday with the conviction of Harvey Morrow. Williams first met Morrow after inheriting his Father's multi-million dollar estate. According to The LA Times, Harvey Morrow, who introduced himself as an investment banker, was asked by Williams to set up a trust fund for the sale proceeds of the father's Corona del Mar home, which was valued at more than $1 million and part of an estate worth $2.4 million. Morrow allegedly deposited nearly $2 million from the estate into a bank in the British Virgin Islands. He then would regularly withdraw the money in small increments from the offshore account and place it under his name in a U.S. bank. Jurors had deliberated for a day and a half before finding 60-year-old Harvey Morrow guilty Wednesday of shooting and killing Steven Bailey Williams. Morrow faces life in prison without parole.He is due for sentencing Dec. 16.

 

 

Mostly Passing Grades For EAS Test, Plus A Little Tunage From Lady Gaga

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2011 -- The much publicized, first ever simultaneous Radio & TV EAS test went off yesterday pretty smoothly except for a few minor glitches. Reportedly, Some DirecTV customers said their TV's played Lady Gaga's “Paparazzi.” Other cable companies like Time Warner & Comcast reported either dead air or being switched to QVC before the alert broadcast. There was even a report In Los Angeles that some cable users experienced almost 30 minutes of alert. Nearly an hour after the broadcast, agencies involved with the alert said in a statement: “This initial test was the first time we have tested the reach and scope of this technology and additional improvements that should be made to the system as we move forward ... only through comprehensively testing, analyzing and improving these technologies can we ensure an effective and reliable national emergency alert and warning system.” The FCC issued a statement as well, applauding the effort stating: "Our initial feedback is that most radio and television stations ran the Nationwide EAS test successfully, although some isolated glitches may have occurred. We look forward to continuing to work with our federal partners to diagnose and improve the EAS system."

 

 

Stern Considering Herman Cain Accuser Beauty Pageant

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2011 -- You'll recall back during the Tiger Wood's Mistress Scandal, SiriusXM's Howard Stern assembling a beauty pageant featuring several of Wood's mistresses. The winner got $100,000 cash prize from married-and-cheating website AshleyMadison.com, whose motto is "life is short, have an affair." Now, according to The Examiner, Stern said on yesterday's show that if one more woman came out publicly to accuse GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment, he would consider staging a beauty pageant between them. "If one more girl comes out who’s not anonymous," said Stern on air. "We could have a Herman Cain beauty pageant—the girls of Herman Cain. I would consider that.” Slight problem here is, so far, not everyone has gone public. And even yesterday's lastest woman to come forth, Donna Donnela, clarified to America's Morning New's John McCaslin that she's not an accuser, never sexually harassed by Cain, just someone who recalled an unusual experience involving him.

 

 

A Star Is Born: Chris Petlak Tops Jacob's Interactive Superstar Contest

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2011 -- In an amazing surge of voting, Hubbard Radios Chris Petlak, (WTMX/Chicago) has won an industry election to be named "Radio's Interactive Superstar." The contest, sponsored by radio consultants Jacobs Media, was designed to highlight the digital and social media talent throughout the radio industry, as well as showcase examples of the great digital work being done by local stations. The Jacobs Media web site was inundated with more than 43,000 votes over a one-week period. Not surprisingly, each of the contestants marshaled their social networks and communities to generate votes, demonstrating the power of social media. "At this year's Summit, we wanted to highlight the outstanding work in social media and digital that's being done at radio stations," Jacobs Media Director of Digital and Social Media Lori Lewis commented. Chris is Social Media Manager for Hubbard's WTMX Chicago. He will be flown to Baltimore to host a presentation at the Jacobs Media Summit on December 7th. According to Chris, "I am very happy that Jacobs Media has created an opportunity that spotlights social media in radio. I look forward to sharing my thoughts on social media at the Jacobs Media Summit in December and representing both WTMX and Hubbard Radio.

 

 

Good Morning Vietnam's Cronauer To Guest In Heroes Homecoming

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2011 -- Over 40 years ago, disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer boosted the morale of soldiers in Vietman with his wacky radio antics over Armed Forces Radio. Later, his life was played out on the big screen by actor Robin Williams in the popular 1987 film "Good Morning Vietnam. Oddly, that portrayal, including the obnoxious Lt. Steven Hauk as his PD played by Bruno Kirby, gave air-talent worldwide some added pleasure as well. This week, Adrian Cronauer wll visit Faytette Virginia where he'll be a guest at Fayetteville's Heroes Homecoming celebration to honor Vietnam War veterans. In an interview with The Fay Observer's Roger Mullen, he credits his Good Morning Vietnam style to Rege Cordic on KDKA who he listened to while growing up. He said the show, called Cordic and Co., pretty much owned morning radio. That developed my idea of what a good morning show should be.

 


 

Slow Domination Of Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show Spreads To 92.5 The Bear Merced, CA

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2011 -- The Rob, Arnie and Dawn Show have claimed Active Rock KBRE/Merced, CA (92.5 The Bear) as their latest affiliate. The Sacramento based morning show debuted in Merced this last Monday November 7th and KBRE/Merced now joins KRXQ/Sacramento, KDOT/Reno, and KZND/Anchorage, AK to the RAD Show’s growing list of affiliates. RAD Show host Rob Williams says “Our painfully slow domination of the Northern Hemisphere continues by adding Merced. We couldn’t be happier. Really we couldn’t.” KBRE PD Jason LaChance is equally excited about adding the RAD Show. "I’m glad to have Rob, Arnie and Dawn in the morning on 92.5 the Bear,” states LaChance. “I’ve been a fan of the show for a long time and am proud to have them on the station. I know they’ll be an invaluable asset to our programing schedule."

 

 

 

5-5-5 ? Herman Cain's 5th Accuser, Donna Donella, Scooped By America's Morning News John McCaslin [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- What a week for Herman Cain. While trying desperately to get back to his 9-9-9 plan, it seems the number of women coming forward with sexual harassment claims are garnering the most interest. Yesterday, a fifth woman, Donna Donella, who worked with an Agency for International Development and helped set up an address at a seminar in Cairo, Egypt in late 2001 at which Cain spoke. She told ABC News "...after he was done speaking, there was a Q and A portion and a woman in the audience asked a question ... Shortly after he left the stage, he approached her and a colleague and said something to the effect of, 'Could you please put me in touch with the lovely young woman in the audience who asked me the question so I can give her a more detailed answer over dinner?'" Donella and her collegue declined the offer calling "a very odd request and we were a little suspicious of his tone." She then said Cain turned his attention to Donella: 'Well then I'll have dinner with you because I hate to eat alone,' recalls Donella. "I think that my face indicated that I was uncomfortable with that and so my colleague jumped in and said, 'Let's all go to dinner.'" This morning TRN's America's Morning News With John McCaslin scooped radio's first interview where she called in at 8:00 EST. PHOTO: ABC LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

 

Chicago Host Claims She Saw Cain's 4th Accuser Hugging Him At Tea Party Event; Bialek Set For Radio Gig Interview On Thursday

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Don't know about you, but I'm already picking actors play Cain in the movie cause you just know one's coming. Sharon Bialek (pronounced BUY-a-leck), the 4th woman who claimed Herman Cain sexually harassed her, isn't denying that she shook hands with Cain at recent event in Chicago. But now, WIND-AM Co-Host Amy Jacobson (show) along with Big John Howell, told The Chicago Sun Time's Michael Sneed it was way more than a handshake. “They hugged each other backstage in a full embrace like old friends.” She claims witnessing the hug in October while backstage at the AM 560 WIND sponsored TeaCon meeting in Schaumburg Sept. 30-Oct. 1. “She grabbed his arm and whispered in his left ear. She kept talking as he bent to listen, and he kept saying ‘Uh, huh. Uh, huh.’ I don’t know if what she was giving him was a sucker punch, but he didn’t put his arm down while she was talking to him,” said Jacobson. According to Bialek, she claimed she gone up to Cain and asked him if he remembered me. I wanted to see if he would be man enough to own up to what he had done 14 years ago.” Jacobson added: “It looked sort of flirtatious. I mean they were hugging. But she could have been giving him the kiss of death for all I know.” According to the report: Bialek has recently applied for a sales gig at WIND radio and is scheduled for a second interview Thursday.

 

 

Deep Cuts At Cox Media Birmingham As 10 Staffers EXIT; 25 Year On-Air Vet Jay Michaels Among Them

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Staff reductions have now spread to Cox Media where, contrary to previous reports of 13 being released, 10 staffers in Birmingham, including newscaster Don Dailey and personalities Jay Michaels and Hurricane Shane from WZZK-FM "The Eagle" were let go. According to The Birmingham News: The staffers were told on last week they were being released. "All great people, and we are obviously sad any time people leave us," said David DuBose, vice president and market manager for Cox in Birmingham. "It's a tough, tough thing to do, and I hate it, I really do, because these are some good folks," he said. DuBose said the layoffs affected all seven of Cox's stations here, including urban stations 98.7 Kiss and 95.7 Jamz, country station 104.7 WZZK, classic hits station 106.9 The Eagle, soul station 102.1 WENN, gospel station 610 WAGG-AM and sports-talk station 97.3 The Zone, which just came on the air late August.



 

Shining Example: Station Owner/Author Stephen King Wants To Keep Low-Income Families Warm This Winter

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Stephen King may be best known for his horror and suspense novels, but as a Bangor station owner of WZON 620 AM, WKIT 100.3 FM and The Pulse 103.1 FM, his actions read more like a love story. According to The Bangor News, Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation are working with the cluster in hopes of raising $140,000 to be used for fuel assistance for low-income Mainers in the stations’ broadcast area. “We’ll match up to $70,000 of the amount raised,” King said in a telephone interview. “This economy is terrible and Tabitha and I both worry so much about Bangor because it truly is a working-class town and we are always looking for ways to help, and right now this is a great need.” As part of the stations’ “Help Keep MeWarm This Winter,” Pat LaMarche, host of The Pulse “Morning Show,” will move into a small wooden shed and broadcast from there beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21. She will stay in the shed through Thanksgiving and Black Friday in an effort to remind listeners of the importance of remembering and giving to the less fortunate during the most festive time of the year.

 

 

 

Ashley Greene and Bruno Mars Get Radio Hook-Up


THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Finishing up his tour in Europe, Bruno Mars called Elvis Duran and the Morning Show yesterday from London to promote his single, “It Will Rain,” on the new Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Soundtrack. During their conversation, Duran and co-host Carolina Bermudez attempted to make a love connection. While interviewing Ashley Greene at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September, Greene told Duran she wanted Mars to be her date to the upcoming premiere. An incredulous Mars said he hadn’t heard that and said, “Are you starting things?” Duran then played the interview for Mars, to which he responded, “I ain’t got a date yet so…”Having just returned from London, Duran said, “London is a fabulous place. We took the show on the road and just spent a week there and we had a blast. Do you get a chance to go out and go play or is it all work for you when you’re on the road?” Mars said, “It’s pretty much all work…After the show we always try and set up a dinner, but other than that, I’m out to promote this album Elvis.” Bermudez then asked if he ever gets sick of seeing the same people on tour and asked, “do you ever just want to go to your room and spank it?” Amidst the laughter, Bruno responded, “Oh yes, definitely. I want to go to my room and spank it.” LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE


 

La Jefa Radio Hosts Embark On 14-Day, 14 City Walk To Get Alabamans Talking About New Immigration Law

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Here's yet another example of how a couple of personalities are walking the talk. Birmingham's La Jefa Radio, the largest Spanish language radio station in Alabama, PD/host Jose Antonio Castro, along with fellow host Orlando Rosa, have begun a hike to 14 Cities in 14 Days in an effort to get Alabamans of all backgrounds and from all walks of life talking to one another about Alabama’s new immigration law. According to New America Media, "Castro and Rosa, will cover six hours each day through 14 cities over 14 days to conduct interviews and to broadcast live to listeners in nearly 85 cities throughout Alabama and the United States, as well as listeners in Mexico, Colombia, and Puerto Rico. “"We need to speak to each other instead of speaking past each other – I hope that our walk and our conversations will help bring Alabamans together,”says Castro. The walk began on Monday and will end on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala.

 

 

Eddie Money Is F'n Lovin' Doing A Radio Show

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 -- Cox Classic Rock "The River" in Atlanta recently added Eddie Money, whose morning show emanates from LA, tells The AJC's Rodney Ho “I hope this radio thing works out. ” Phoning in from his Westlake Village home in CA. to promote his show and an upcoming concert in Atlanta, he tells Ho: “To be able to do radio every day is so cool. I’m [bleepin'] loving it! In fact, he's thinkin now of getting a place in Atlanta. Because of the long-distant broadcast, he sometimes sometimes tape bits in advance, but will go live as well. The River's PD Lee Cagle “We just have to feed him the right things to say,” Cagle said. “..he’s training Money on the art of radio. "Sometimes, Money gets so excited, he talks too fast and his distinctive Brooklyn accent becomes too heavy ... He has to remember he’s not on stage." And what advice does Money have for Cagle? “Play more of me!” (Money has had 11 songs on the Billboard magazine top 40.)

 

 

OH LOVELY: Fearne Cotton Meets Ronnie Wood's New, Younger, Girlfriend

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 --Move over Doug Huchinson, 64 year-old Ronnie Wood's new girlfriend is nearly as distant in age to him than you are to Courtney Stoddard. Make that his 64 years of youth, compared to her 25. Adding to the strangeness is BBC's highly popular Fearne Cotton, 30, who's dating Ronnie's son Jesse (5 years her junior). As you can see from the rather strange look on Cotton's face, she appears a bit weirded out by this as well. According to The Daily Mail, the foursome met up for the first time as they attended his new exhibition Faces, Time And Places. Photo Credit: Alan Davisson/The Picture Library

 



The Osgood File Carrys On At Dial-Global

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 --Dial Global announced a new multi-year agreement to continue distributing The Osgood File with Charles Osgood to radio stations nationwide. The longest running news/talk feature on radio, The Osgood File is currently heard four times daily on more than 350 radio stations nationwide, in all top 25 markets, and features Charles Osgood’s unique commentary on news and popular culture. Charles Osgood also currently hosts the #1 Nielsen rated Sunday morning TV news program, CBS Sunday Morning. “My producer Ray Bassett and I are delighted to continue our regular morning radio visits with millions of Americans from coast to coast, then riding along with them as they drive to work.” Says Osgood, “I consider myself lucky to do what I love while working with some of the best people in the business at CBS NEWS and Dial Global.”

 

 

Benjy Bronk Crashes Gloria Allred Press Conference

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Prior to yesterday's guilty verdict involving Michael Jackson's Physician Dr. Conrad Murray, Jockline reported on one of the jurors declaring he was a Howard Stern listener. We opined: "Not sure how this will play out, but you've gotta wonder if Benjy Bronk is somewhere near." Well, as it turned out, our psychic abilities weren't that far off. We got the right guy, but the wrong story. Enter the lovable Gloria Allred clinging to the newest Herman Cain sexual harassment accuser Sharon Bialek. Before beginning her press conference, Howard Stern writer Benjy Bronk took the stage and began bantering non-sense with reporters. Bronk, as you'll recall, is the the same guy who once crashed the infamous Anthony Weiner's press conference and asked : "Are you more than 7 inches?" Oddly, as he rambled on from the podium, the press corp. seemed to take it in stride. He even introduced Gloria and Bialek to the podium. Meanwhile, Bialek's claim of Cain's sexual harassment has been denied by Cain. WATCH TMZ VIDEO HERE

 

 

WHAS Meiners Appears On CBS Sunday Morning With "You Suck" Email Slip [VIDEO]


THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- CBS "Sunday Morning" aired a story this past Sunday on Louisville's high rate of insomnia. Local viewers must have enjoyed seeing longtime WHAS host Terry Meiner's extended appearance on the show. However, what may have also grabbed their attention was an over-the-shoulder shot between Meiners and CBS correspondent Susan Spencer which shows an email in giant print (it could be seen on TV, but not here in the piece of paper hanging on the wall just behind Spencer's shoulder) stating: "Terry, Your show sucks you Liberal prick. Bob." Meiners, who didn't catch the slip until later told Jockline Daily: The funniest part of it was being called Liberal with a capital L. "The L Word" was reserved for a different constituency. I enjoy tweaking all of those political parasites evenly." WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

 

Former Boston Radio Host; DWTS' Tom Bergeron Returns For Peter Smyth Event

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Dancing With the Stars" host and former WBZ & MAGIC 106.7 air personality Tom Bergeron will return to Boston to emcee the Rogerson Communities' Welcome Home! event honoring Greater Media Chairman and CEO Peter Smyth. His longtime friend Smythe will receive the prestigious Charles E. Rogerson Award for Community Service. Rogerson Communities builds and oversees affordable housing for Boston's working poor and low-income families. Since its inception in 1860, Rogerson has grown into a multi-dimensional organization with a network of 25 properties and Adult Day Health Programs throughout Greater Boston.

 

 

Boortz Doubles Up With Presidential Candidates

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Prior to yesterday's 4th woman stepping up to claim sexual harassment against Herman Cain, he, along with fellow republican presidential hopeful, Newt Gingrich joined the Dial-Global syndicated Neal Boortz Show (shown right with Cain) for a chat before a live audience. Of course, considering both of them have been substitute fill-in hosts for the show and are personal friends of Boortz, didn't hurt. The two presidential candidates, clearly friendly and comfortable together, discussed the televised round-table discussion the Texas Patriots PAC organized for the two of them last Saturday night. Cain said, “Newt and I came out there without notes, just our knowledge… Obama could not sit down with either one of us and have that kind of dialogue.” Gingrich responded, “There were no secret invisible tele-prompters on Sat. night. Herman and I just talk from the heart.” Boortz asked the gentlemen about Cain’s last question for Gingrich that night: “If you were vice president of the United States, what would you want the president to assign you to do first?” Cain’s question made Gingrich blush as the audience erupted in laughter. Gingrich responded, “Well, having my good friend Dick Cheney, I would not go hunting.” Boortz said he’s often asked what people should do if Obama gets reelected. “My response is ‘get luggage.’ What’s your response?” Gingrich said “…do whatever it takes to win” and Cain said, “don’t let it happen…get busy.” LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE PHOTO: COX

 

 

 

98.7 NY Tackles Street Crime And Murder Of Zurana Horton

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- WRKS--98.7 KISS FM New York's weekly community affairs program with Bob Slade, Bob Pickett and James Mtume will hit the streets of Brooklyn and host a town hall edition of The Open Line Live: The trio will join together with Tony Herbert, other community activists and the residents of the Brownsville community to speak to the murder of Zurana Horton, the 34 year old mother of 13 who was shot in the cross fire while protecting hers and other school children. KISS FM and The Open Line open the floor for community discussion, bringing together community residents and local community leaders and panelists for this no holds barred town hall meeting. This edition will air Sunday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on 98.7 KISS FM. It's free and open to the public. For more information on this Town Hall edition of Open Line Live, or to listen to past show podcasts, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

GUEST ALERT: Daughter Of Reputed Mobster, Making The Radio Rounds

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- Luellen Smiley is the daughter of reputed mobster, Allen Smiley. Smiley's dad was a close friend and confidant of famous Las Vegas mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and he was sitting on the couch just feet away from Siegel the night he was murdered. While Luellen Smiley hadn't been born at the time of the shooting, she's conducted research on her father's life and the events leading up to the shooting and wants to dispel the common belief that her father might have been involved in the shooting. Luellen Smiley has contributed artifacts to the Las Vegas Mob Experience and she joins us to discuss her family history. She's out promoting the fact that the gangsters of old were not trigger-happy murderers and that J. Edgar Hoover was someone who was out to get them in a big way. Not letting them go straight, etc. She also believes that J. Edgar Hoover was behind the killing of Bugsy Siegel. (Bugsy's killing was never solved). This week, she joined KNPR for chat. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE To set up, contact Scott Segelbaum HERE

 

 

Jocks Live In Food-A-Bago To Help Fill Charity Food Pantries

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- In just one of many ways radio comes through for their local communities each year end, this one involves yet another team of personalities who'll live in an RV to collect food for CHOW. For the second time in as many days, a station named Wild 104 and its sister station 99.1 The Whale in Bimington, NY are parked in a RV in a grocery story parking lot and will remain there until next Monday at noon to collect donations. Wild 104's Louie G (shown with co-host Tanya at right) tells News Channel 34 "Local charities are struggling to keep up with demand. Every year we tell people that the need is great and it really is, and I hate to even use that word great because the need is there, but this year more than ever people realize that the need is tremendous. With the people that needed it before the flood now there are people that need assistance after the flood." For an incentive, Louie G is offering a free dance for the school that brings in the most non-perishable food, plus an office party for the business that does the same. PHOTO: Wild 104

 

 

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2011 -- And you thought political ads were annoying. Beginning tomorrow at 2:00 pm EST, some 30,000 Radio and TV stations will simultaneously offer its audience a special 30 sec. earwax cleansing test courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This will mark the first nationwide test of its kind. According to FEMA, by doing it this way, they're hoping to prevent tying up 911 phone lines. "We have alerted our 911 call centers about the possibility for increased call volume during the Nov. 9 test,'' said a spokeswoman for the 911 network. Fortunately, the agency opt'd for a 30 sec. test, down from a discussed 3 minutes. By the end of the year, the FCC plays to extend the emergency alert system to cellphones, starting in the New York area and reaching the rest of the country by next spring.

 


 

More Talk, Less Twang: KOGO San Diego & KJR Seattle Double Up On FM

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Chalk up two more FM Music stations replaced via simulcast by their AM talk counterparts. First up, San Diego's behemoth AM talker KOGO, filling the FM shoes of 95.7, KUSS FM/Country, where, effective today, will become FM News and Talk 95.7 and AM 600 KOGO. “KOGO reaches nearly 300,000 listeners in an average week, yet many members of the San Diego community have not visited the AM band. In the interest of best serving our community, the benefit of simulcasting on a 50,000 watt FM signal is pronounced,” said Clear Channel Op's Mgr./ Director of Programming Jimmy Steele. Along with the move, PD/morning personality Cindy Spicer, the station's only live personality exits in search of her next opportunity. Moving further north up the coast, Clear Channel's KJR-AM doubles up on Q-Country (KNBQ) in Centralia, WA, on FM 102.9 (not KJR-Oldies 95.7) where it becomes "Sports Radio 950/102.9" KJR.

 

 

 

60 Minute's Beloved Andy Rooney Passes Away At 92

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Andy Rooney, the "60 Minutes" commentator known to generations for often cranky and contentious TV commentaries, died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following surgery. Rooney first joined CBS in 1949, as a writer for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. It was the beginning of a close life-long friendship between Rooney and Godfrey. He wrote for Godfrey's daytime radio and TV show Arthur Godfrey Time. He later moved on to TV's The Garry Moore Show. In 1978 he made his first appearance on 60 Minutes with "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" which was a summer replacement for "Point/Counterpoint" featuring Shana Alexander and James Kilpatrick. By the end of the 1978–1979 season, "Point/Counterpoint" was dropped altogether. Last month, Rooney announced that he would no longer appear regularly. PHOTO: CBS

 

 

First Jock To Break Color Barrier On Top 40, Cuzzin Linnie, Inducted Into Texas Hall Of Fame

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- You didn't have to grow up in Texas to know many of the names inducted into this past weekend's HOF ceremoney in Houston. Among those inducted included Cuzzin Linnie who passed away in July. Having joined KLIF 1190 in the late 60's, he was credited with breaking the color barrier on Top 40 in Texas and was also known as the first person to play soul music on a rock station. Among his fellow inductees included Pat Fant, longtime GM of KLOL-FM Houston as well as stints at KRBE, KTBZ The Buzz and KTXQ and Ira Lipson. Ira created KZEW FM, The Zoo/Dallas which in the early 70's dominated AOR for many years. Check out the entire list and bios HERE. PHOTO: Texas HOF

 

 

Jim Ladd Gets Star-Studded Goodbye On KFI

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- With a huge assist from KFI PD, Robin Bertolucci, longtime rock personality Jim Ladd who recently ended his run on KLOS, finally got a chance to say goodbye to his listeners, plus a surprising sendoff from the who's who of rock artists. Among the callers in a special one-time, 3 hour show on Saturday was John Fogerty who, according to The Orange County Register told Ladd: “I will come and play at whatever station you will be at." Other artists calling in included Jackson Browne, Roger Waters, Slash, George Thorogood, David Crosby, and The Doors' John Densmore. Ladd got a surprise call from actor Billy Bob Thornton as well as former KLOS PD Bob Buchmann, who lost his job as well. KFI's Robin Bertolucci said "It was an honor and a true joy to hear the legendary Jim Ladd on KFI. What a treat!" PHOTO: Ladd

 

 

 

Houston Rock Radio Legend Dennis "Crash" Collins Passes Away At 68.

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Known for his patented "Crash in the Dash" mantra, longtime KLOL personality Dennis "Crash" Collins succembed to prostate cancer on Sunday. According to The Houston Press, Collins began as a musician and played with Texas stars such as B.J. Thomas and the Winter brothers, but eventually landed at KLOL during the 70's and 80's. During this time he became friends most of the major rock artists, including ZZ Top (shown right, Collins is 2nd from left) whom Collins was credited with helping launch them nationally. Friends and family have organized a Bash for Crash (www.bashforcrash.org) to be held Nov. 13 at the Concert Pub Galleria. PHOTO: Unknown Source

 

 

 

Wild 104 Station Van Stolen And Torched; Utility Trailer Still Missing

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Probably not a call one jock on Edinburg TX Wild 104 (the valley's party station) wanted to make, but last Thursday night after doing a remote from Buffalo Wings & Rings the announcer returned to the parking lot and discovered both the station van (1998 Ford Econoline 350) along with an attached utility trailer were missing. According to themonitor the news got worse when they called later to report the van had been found TORCHED! and it's utility trailer was nowhere to be found. According to the report, police were continuing to obtain surveillance footage from the restaurant. Jockline Daily suggest authorities keep an eye out for a large group of people sporting Wild 104 T-shirts and carrying lots of free cds. Just a thought. PHOTO: Wild 104

 

 

 

UNREAL? Teen Bride Courtney Stodden Tells Dr. Drew They're The Real Deal [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Here's a story usually reserved for Popline Daily. But Dr. Drew Pinsky, of KROQ/LA's Kevin & Bean fame, is bringing attention to something today enquiring radio minds will likely want to know: Whether the Infamous teen bride Courtney Stodden is the real deal or not. While many of us still grapple with the fact that NOW 17 yr. old Courtney Stodden is married to Lost Actor Doug Hutchison, 51, who's three times her age, now comes a chance to put a relentless rumor to rest today on Dr. Drew's "Lifechanger's" series. Today at 3 PM (check local listings), he'll broadcast an actual ultrasound performed on his show which will prove once and for all, whether she's had 'work" done on her upper torso. In the preview clip below, even fellow doctor John Diaz wasn't so sure, but today we'll find out. Last Friday, Stodden tweeted a plug for the show posting "RILL Courtney is revealed." PHOTO: Lifechanger WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Howard Stern Fan On Michael Jackson's Murder Trial Jury

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- In yet another story you'd expect to find in Popline Daily, we simply couldn't overlook word that one of the jurors in the Dr. Conrad Murray's murder case is a devoted Howard Stern fan. According to The Examiner, Dr. Murray, the physician accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson and who, as best we can tell has maintained the same expression for 6 months, could have his fate decided by at least one Howard Stern fan. In an accesshollywood posting of his description, the juror describes himself as " Hispanic male, 39, from Tujunga. Bachelor’s degree in sociology. Works in product management. Listens to Howard Stern. Believes celebrities use status to get what they want. A Jackson fan who saw last few minutes of “This Is It” on TV. Served on one civil jury. Married with two children." Not sure how this will play out, but you've gotta wonder if Benjy Bronk is somewhere near.

 

 

 

Clear Channel's WDTW Detroit Takes On A New Beat [JOB OP'S]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Clear Channel Radio announced last Friday the debut of Detroit's 106.7 The D, which replaces the former WDTW "The Beat." It will broadcast classic rock radio to the Detroit market, featuring favorites like Rush, Van Halen, The Police, AC/DC, Talking Heads, Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Petty, Billy Squier and U2. "Detroit is a rock city, and 106.7 The D will bring the next generation of classic rock to this city," said Todd Thomas, Operations Manager, Clear Channel Radio Detroit. And in the transition, the always reliable kickoff of 10,000 songs in a row. Following the 10,000 songs and followup give away of $10,000 to thank listeners for listening to The D's kick off. Of note: The D is also looking for air staff, especially born and raised Detroit rockers. If interested, please send air checks, photos and other appropriate materials to mailto:1067theD@gmail.com or 1067theD@gmail.com.


 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Ghoumba Johnny Is Back On The Air In NY; Davey D Joins 'KVEG/Las Vegas For Mornings; Tim Slats Returns To Cleveland At WNCX-FM

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 7TH, 2011 -- Beginning tomorrow, a familiar voice will return to NY's airwaves as Ghoumba Johnny (Sialiano) returns to Long Island's The Party 105/WPTY. Over In Cleveland, former WMMS (92.3 Xtreme Radio) Tim Slats takes over AM Drive At WNCX-FM/Cleveland --- Meanwhile, lots of action in Las Vegas as Davey D (shown left) heads to Kemp Broadcastings Top 40/Rhythmic KVEG HOT 97.5/Las Vegas for mornings --- Across town, Commander" Scott Lander heads to Kemp Broadcasting KVGQ/Las Vegas for mornings. ---- In programming news, Louie Diaz has been named Program Director of CBS RADIO/West Palm Beach stations WMBX (X102.3 FM) and WNEW (106. 3 FM) by Senior Vice President/Market Manager Benjamin Hill. Diaz was Assistant Program Director of WPLJ-FM in New York City, and oversaw the programming at numerous Citadel stations.

 

 

 

WPLJ's Pardavila Runs The 26.2 Mile ING Marathon In Tribute To His Father

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2011 -- Many of you may know Joe Pardavila (aka Monk), the sardonic but slightly loveable Executive Producer of the Scott & Todd Show on WPLJ in New York City. On March 2nd 2005, his father Arturo Pardavila II passed away from a decade long battle with Huntington’s Disease. He left behind a one of a kind wife & mother and two annoying sons. If you’re not familiar with Huntington’s Disease, HD is neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline and dementia. Joe tells Jockline Daily: "You wouldn’t wish HD on your worst enemy. According to the HDSA, there are 30,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with HD and each of their siblings and children has a 50% chance of developing it." This weekend, November 6th Joe will run his first ever marathon, but not just any marathon, The ING New York City Marathon. He says he's running in memory of my amazing father and raising money to benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

 

 

 

Jacobs Countdown Of Radio's Interactive Superstars Continues

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2011 -- Southfield, Michigan - After an exhaustive search through some truly creative and compelling entries, Lori Lewis and the Jacobs Media team have narrowed their choices to five talented finalists for Radio’s Interactive Superstar – a nationwide search for the radio person who displays the best use of social media. “We had originally planned on just three entrants, but the submissions were so incredible that we expanded our field to five,” notes Lori Lewis, Jacobs Media’s Digital and Social Media Strategist. The five finalists are: · Chris Petlak, Social Media Manager - WTMX/Chicago (Hubbard) · Mark Hamilton (shown r) , PD/Station Manager – KNRK/Portland (Entercom) · Maria More (shown l) , Midday host – WHTA/Atlanta (Radio One) · Russ Francis, Director/Social Networking – Kidd Kraddick/Yea! Networks · Jim O’Brien, (shown c) Producer, Ken Calvert Show – WCSX/Detroit (Greater Media) The winner of Radio’s Interactive Superstar will make a guest appearance at Jacobs Media’s Summit 16 in Baltimore on December 7th. To view the entries and to vote, visit http://www.jacobsmedia.com/summit/interactivesuperstar.asp

 

 

Clear Channel Rolls Out 24 Member Brand Management Team; Seacrest' Doherty To Head Imaging

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2011 -- Clear Channel Radio announced 24 appointments to its new Brand Management Team, a part of its new National Programming Platforms; and the appointment of Kelly Doherty as Director of Imaging. All positions are effective immediately. Tom Poleman, recently appointed President of National Programing Platforms leads the division, which focuses on developing on-air and digital programming content as well as live events that will leverage Clear Channel’s 850 stations and websites and iHeartRadio for listeners, advertisers and strategic partners. The new Brand Management Team, which consists of a Brand Manager and Brand Coordinator for each format, will serve as Clear Channel’s in-house format experts. Darren Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms will lead the Brand Management Team. Director of imaging: Doherty, previously served as Imaging Director for KIIS-FM, KYSR FM and Ryan Seacrest programming (AT40/On Air/Entertainment Edge) in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Abilene/TX Morning Show Makes 700 Mile BBQ Delivery Following Failed World Series Bet

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2011 -- Among the many bets lost between radio hosts following the World Series, this one is a bit spicier and normal. Cumulus owned 99.7/KBCY Abilene's morning duo, Doc & Kelly Jay promised if St. Louis prevailed, KBCY would have to bring Jefferson City, MO/KAT-FM's Hilley & Hart (shown holding BBQ) some real Texas barbecue. Well, we know how that little wager turned out, so this week D&K coerced Betty Rose's Little Brisket owners Terry Stewart and Kyle Johnson (shown in black) to not only donate the viddles, but got them to load up their Harley-Davidson's, along with coolers packed with barbecued sausage, ribs, brisket and potato salad, and make perhaps one of the longest deliveries of their lives to Jefferson City, MO. -- about a 700 mi. away. According to The Abilene Reporter News, co-sponsor Kent's Harley-Davidson gave Stewart & Johnson motorcycles a tuneup and covered fuel costs. Johnson and Stewart also brought along some chocolate-covered strawberries from Candies by Vletas.

 


She's Got The Power: KROQ's Lisa Worden Makes Billboard's Women In Music Power Player's List

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2011 -- Esteemed music industry publication Billboard has just announced its eagerly anticipated list of 2011 ‘Women in Music’ Power Players list. Among the honorees in this special feature is Lisa Worden, Music Director of CBS RADIO’s World Famous KROQ in Los Angeles.  Billboard’s annual Women in Music issue has become a favorite among readers for the past seven years, and 2011 marks a special repeat triumph for Worden, who was named to the list both last year and this year.  Billboard editors chose this year’s group of deserving and impactful honorees “who drive our business forward with their vision, dedication and hard work,” from a crop of nearly 200 qualified candidates. In conjunction with the themed issue of the publication, Billboard recognizes its exceptional Power Players at a special Women in Music Event.  Worden and her fellow talented and powerful brethren are invited to attend a soiree on Friday, Dec. 2 in New York City, where country songstress Taylor Swift will be honored as Billboard’s Woman of the Year.


 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Andy Dean Joins WOKV A/F Jacksonville's Line-Up; Pat James & Annie Henson Exit St. Louis' Cornbread Show

Premiere Networks announced that beginning yesterday, America Now with Andy Dean will broadcast live from 6 - 9 p.m. ET on America’s #2 News/Talk station, Jacksonville’s News/Talk WOKV – 690 AM and 106.5 FM (Source: Arbitron, PPM Measured Metros, MF 6a-7p, AQH Share, Adults 25-54). Dean, a Florida native, stated: “The great people of Jacksonville are demanding to hear my program live, and I refuse to deny them my genius."  Since his show's lauch in August, Dean already airs on more than 40 affiliates nationwide • The budget axe fell at Hubbarb's newly acquired WIL-FM St. Louis which saw the exit of longtime morning personalities Pat James & Annie Preston, members of the popular Cornbread Show. James had

 

 

The World Has Gone Kim Krazy [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2011 -- No sooner had yesterday's Jockline Daily hit your inbox detailing Clear Channel syndicated Johnjay & Rich' scoop of Kris Jenner's first radio interview, plus 2Day FM/Sydney's Kyles & Jackie O's worldwide, in-studio grab of queen Kim Kardashian herself, before our inbox became filled with mp3's of other shows who nabbed Jenner for interviews as well. Since there's not enough room to share what each conversation included, we can pretty much summarize that they all pretty much got the same talking points: "Kimmy didn't make a cent off her wedding," "She'll probably give her gifts to charity," "The wedding wasn't a scam," Would you like to buy my book? Okay, we kinda made up that last part, but she is touring. Meanwhile, WPLJ's Scott & Todd were able to table KJ's talking points long enough for her to comment on Kathie Lee Gifford's quote from sister Khloe who she claims during the wedding said to her "I give it six f-ing months." After a long pause, she later says "Khloe is Khloe ... says the craziest things.. LOL! LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE On the other coast, KYXY/San Diego's Jeff & Jer' co-host Laura Cain wondered about their gift -- "Ice Tongs" -- that she and their listeners sent. Jeff Detrow joked: "It was the cheapest thing we could find." But unlike other interviews where she said the gifts would be given to charity, she told J&J, she send it back and buy you another on." Not to be outdone, The Loop/Chicago's Pete McMurray asked what husband Bruce Jenner was during all of this, to which she said "He's probably doing carpool in Los Angeles." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

 

Chunky Proposes To Kim K; You've Had Tall, Now Try Wide!

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2011 -- There's an expression among radio talent: don't just report the news, be part of it. That's exactly what NYC's 92.3 FM's night-timer Chunky (in-set above) is doing by pulling a page out of the ol' rent a plane with a banner bit" and flown over Kim Kardashian's Hollywood home. The announcement states: "Kim, Rebound with me - 212-314-9362 - Chunky 92.3 NOW." At his web page he gushes: "I could TOTALLY be your rebound guy. Look at me – I’m soft, cuddly, big and single. You’ve gone tall… now try wide. We could even share clothes; I’m pretty sure your badonk could fit into my size 72 jeans. Honestly and truly, Kim, I could take the back seat to your career. I know you’re a busy girl and all so I don’t plan on getting in the way. Well, I’ll probably get in the way sometimes. Like when you’re trying to squeeze past me at the fridge, or shopping for ultimate nachos ingredients at the supermarket… those aisles can get a little cramped. I just wanted you to know that I’m here for you anytime you need me. Seriously, I’m not getting up. But I’m also totally willing to take you out on the town in L.A., London, New York, Dubai… And I’m even more willing to have you pay for it." BTW, we photoshopped the banner to appear closer than it actually came to Kimmy's home. Had it come this close, perhaps Kris Humphries could've snatched it.

 

 

Janet Jackson's Infamous Slip, Gets Nipped By Court of Appeals

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2011 -- The nip-slip seen round the world somehow won't go away, but perhaps yesterday's U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in Philadelphia will zip it up for awhile to come. A third circuit court ruled against the FCC, saying the agency improperly fined CBS for airing the monster slip during singers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s halftime performance at "Really Big Game" XXXVIII back in 2004. According to Bloomberg News, this was the second time the Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled against the flap. Back in 2008, they knocked down the fine which led to a long legal battle that tested the agency’s ability to police the airwaves for indecency. In its ruling, a three-judge panel said the FCC “acted arbitrarily” by imposing a $550,000 fine on CBS because it didn’t make clear its intolerance for brief nudity. The court had taken on the case again after the Supreme Court in 2009 upheld the FCC’s decision. For the record, Jackson’s right breast was exposed for nine-sixteenths of a second, the court noted. In the wake of the decision, the FCC’s ability to police the airwaves remains unclear. In January, the Supreme Court will review the agency’s enforcement of fleeting curse words and images, which include nudity.

 

 

Presidential Hopeful Perry Gives Shout Out To Talkers Limbaugh & Levin In New Radio Ad [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2011 -- Syndicated talkers Rush Limbaugh & Mark Levin may not be singing Governor Rick Perry's praises as loudly these days following his slip in popularity, but that's not keeping the Republican Presidential contender from sending love via his first set of radio ads. According to The Dallas News, in reference to his new "Cut, Balance & Grow" campaign, the announcer quotes Limbaugh: "Fabulous -- a return to fiscal responsibility." And Levin: "...One helluva proposal!" No word yet on either host reaction, but we can't help but wonder how these ads will sit on stations, if any, that don't carry either show. In a related story, Governor Perry, responding to Comedy Central's Jon Stewart suggestion that he may have been "hammered" during a speech in New Hampshire on Tuesday, told the San Francisco Chronicle that he wasn’t on pain medication or drunk. Perry added: “It's not that I wouldn't love to sit down with Jon and have a glass of wine — if he'll buy." Stewart had joked "Best-case scenario: That dude's hammered. Worst case scenario: That's Perry sober, and every time we've seen him previously, he's been hammered." LISTEN/WATCH PERRY'S ADS HERE

 

 

 

Jacob's Ready To Rock 2 Comes To The Rescue

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2011 -- For those in the rock radio community who have been axed, fired, laid off, terminated, thanks to Jacob's Media, they can now post their materials and (hopefully) find their next job. Fred Jacobs told Jockline Daily, "It's a sad time for our business, but maybe this small gesture can help make a difference in a few lives, careers, or even stations. (We did this a couple of years ago during that first wave of nasty layoffs). Once at the website, they'll also get some social media job search tips from Lori Lewis. Those who are looking can send their materials to mailto:jobs@jacobsmedia.com or jobs@jacobsmedia.com.



 

Sport's Anchor Wins $2 Million Lottery While Shopping; Co-Host Breaks The News [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2011 -- As we say, Jockline Daily more than just radio news. It's news radio people enjoy reading. Having said that, you can bet anyone reading this can appreciate being called by one of your colleagues and finding out you just won $2 Million, or a home of valued at over $2 1/2 Million, your pick. This is was happened to Canadian Sports Anchor Barry Delay yesterday as a couple of his TV cohorts struggled to get the spelling of his name right during a broadcast. Once confirmed, they rang him up on air to break the news. Wins Lottery On Air. This was part of the Children's Hospital lottery's grand prize of $2 million which was revealed in one of the more amazing announcements you'll ever see. Delay was out shopping when he got the call. We're guessing he spent a bit more following the exchange. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Johnjay & Rich Send Gossip Rags Into A Frenzy With Kardashian Scoop [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2011 -- In a story that only test mice may be able to explain, Kim K's failed wedding had the world buzzing yesterday and guess who scooped Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner for the exclusive details? Yup, radio's ultimate link for stars, the syndicated Johnjay & Rich Show. Little did they know (yeah, right) that once this interview was over the Hollywood gossip mill would descend on them like new teeth on Lindsay Lohan. Among the many profound things she shared was that Kim was not the first person to get a divorce, and she won't be the last (wow, that's deep). But of course the biggest pull-quote was Kris stressing that Kim has not made millions off of this wedding. Rather, she has spent millions. She said Kim hasn't made a dime off of this wedding. She also suggested that any wedding gifts received will likely go to charity. Kris told JJ & R: "Kim had to make a very difficult decision .. You know, she's not 5 years old. She's a 30-year-old woman who definitely needs my support right now." Okay, aside from the fact that Kim K just turned 31 isn't important. What is important is that once this interview went viral, billions went to JJ&R's website. In the meantime, Kim K headed off to Australia and Kris Humphries... Uhhh? Did Kris give him a mention? Ouch!! LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

 

Australia's Kyles & Jackie O Land First Post Kim K Divorce Interview - [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2011 -- For anyone who's a regular reader of Jockline Daily, you're certainly familiar with Sydney/2Day FM's Kyles & Jackie O Show. As we mentioned in the above story, Kim K escaped to Australia as soon as news of her divorce hit the headlines. But once there, amid the horde of fans who met her at the airport, she did what all grieving celebrity divorcees do, she headed to a radio show to share her deepest most intimate feelings. But not just any show, she joined Australia's highly popular Kyles & Jackie O. Once there she assured them she wasn't quite ready to jump into another relationship (how many days has it been now?). She also said "I don't think I'm ready to go into details of what went on in my marriage, but I do want to make clear that I would never marry for a TV show, for money, for anything like that," she said. "It's ridiculous that I have to defend that. But I guess that's what comes along with when you film your wedding for a reality show." You think? Oh yeah, beyond the grieving, Kardashian is there to promote her new handbag with sister Khloe. The bag may come in handy in case you need to barf.


 

Elvis Invades England: Katy Perry Says She Wants Her Ashes Spread Over The Ocean Via Fireworks [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2011 -- Perhaps it was the unexpected weekend snow in NYC, but the syndicated Elvis Duran Show crossed the pond to Manchester England this week where they were greeted by the newly rose-color coifed Katy Perry. After first being quizzed on what day of the week it was, things got a bit more serious as she shared how she stays healthy with her busy schedule (including vitamin shots to her derriere), plus her plans when she passes. She told Duran and company that one day she wanted her ashes to be shot over an ocean via fireworks. Later in the show, they welcomed Sir Richard Leese, the leader of the Manchester Council, to the morning show, resulting in this BBC News story about censorship: In attached photo, from left to right, the morning show’s: Froggy, TJ, Carolina, Elvis, Katy Perry, Danielle, Skeery Jones, and Greg T.



 

SIZE MATTERS: Radio's Big Boy Details Struggles With Weight Loss In An XL Life

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2011 -- Big Boy has been one of the top rated jocks in LA for over 10 years at Power 106, but he's also been one of the heaviest. Having once tipped the scales at 511 lbs, he was challenged by actor Will Smith to began his first serious attempt of losing weight. Smith offered to donate $1,000 for every pound Big Boy lost to the charity of his choice. Now, he reveals in his new book, "In An XL Life," how for 33 years size didn’t matter as he put his career first, even when his life was on the line after opting for a radical surgical procedure. He then describes growing up homeless, fatherless and facing more than a few problems with gang violence and issues of self-worth. In XL life, he chronicles his journey back to health & happiness. "An EL Life" hits the bookstores and online beginning next month. Pre-order your copy at Amazon.com.

 

 

Oprah Brings Aha Moments To Satellite Radio

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2011 -- After 25 years on "The Oprah Show," the tv diva is now set to take her favorite moments to her OWN show on SiriusXM. Yesterday the network announced that "Oprah's Lifeclass" will begin airing on Oprah Radio, Winfrey's SiriusXM channel. In a release, she said "I look forward to sharing the lessons, revelations and 'aha' moments of the past 25 years of 'The Oprah Show.' Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM said "We are excited to bring this unique look at one of the most storied shows in television history to our listeners across the country and continue to connect them to Oprah's world 24/7 wherever they are." "Oprah's Lifeclass" will air weekdays at 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm ET on Oprah Radio (XM channel 111 and Sirius channel 204 with Sirius Premier, formerly known as the "Best of XM") the day after it airs on OWN.

 


The Hollywood 5 Joins With The Troops

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2011 -- YEA! Network announced today that The Hollywood 5 will be will be carried via American Forces Radio to members of the U.S. Military serving abroad and their families in more than 178 countries and on all U.S. ships at sea. Since its inception in 1942, American Forces Network has provided U.S. troops stationed overseas with entertainment and news programming from home. The Hollywood 5 is hosted by Kidd Kraddick of the nationally syndicated radio program, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, and Hollywood insider and entertainment reporter, Jonathan Hyla. Yea! Chairman Kidd Kraddick said his show has been “focused on remembering” our troops for the past five years. "When we partnered with AFN to deliver our morning show to these brave men and women serving our country, I was honored to know we would be bringing a small measure of fun and a sense of home to their day,” said Kraddick.

 

 

 

Cantillo Exits WABC/New York; Rosso Departs Cumulus Media Networks

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011 -- If you thought Monday was going to be quiet, think again. Late in the day came the shocker that WABC New York PD Laurie Cantillio had left the building. The former Harpo Radio - KFYI Radio PD spent the past three-plus years at Citadel, just turned Cumulus News/Talker. According to a close source, don't look for Cantillo to stay still long as some exciting plans are in the works. Meanwhile,Cantillo's fellow President of Cumulus Media Networks, John Rosso, caught many off guard yesterday with news of departure as well. Reportedly, the exit was amicable and there's talk of future projects with EVP/COO John Dickey. Word has it with the recent appointment of Dennis Green as SVP of Affiliate Sales & Broadcast Operations, no replacement is currently planned. Reach Laurie at lauriecantillo@optimum.net or John at johnrosso@yahoo.com

 

 

Clear Channel's Pittman Speaks Out On Programming Strategy: "I'm Not Sure Anybody (In The Press) Got It Right"

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011 -- During yesterday 's 3rd quarter earning's conference call, Clear Channel's Bob Pittman asked to answer a question directed toward another member on the subject of their recent programming strategy involving the elimination of numerous jobs in smaller an medium markets. He said "I think in terms of the press, I'm not sure anybody got it exactly right. What we’ve done and John Hogan has done this with his team and taking quite a bit of applaud in is really looking at our smaller markets that really don’t have an economic structure that allows them to do the same quality of programming as the big markets, and looked at how we can use the assets of the big markets to help the small markets ... maybe a new media is that any company started before the internet is almost by definition outmoded in terms of its operational structures. And so, what we did was, take a very hard look at the smaller markets and trying to figure out, okay, it’s 2011, we have all the assets at Clear Channel, how can we make the products better and the product better? And that was really the driving force. I mean, the horrible thing is that, it means, some people lose their jobs, we got rid of some jobs. By the way, at the same time that we’re getting rid of jobs, there we’re adding jobs and national programming platforms, strategic partnerships and digital. READ ENTIRE TRANSCRIPT HERE

 

 

Seacrest Breaks News Of Kardashian/Humphries Split

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011 -- Assuming you weren't still in shock over Jessica's Simpson's confirmation that (as you probably deduced from her now Dodge Ram sized-frame) she's now preggers, you now also know that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are calling it quits after 72 days of wedded meshuggeneh (Didn't the baseball playoffs last longer?) But nearly as important as this global shocker, was the fact that uber media star Ryan Seacrest broke the news to people without lives worldwide, via twitter! Yup, he tweeted: "Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning." In a press release, the distraught, well-video-taped starlette wrote: "After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision ... I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don't work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best" ... and God, I hope I can keep the ring! (yes, we completely made-up the last line, but you gotta think). Of course it's not surprising that Seacrest got the scoop. His company produces Kardashian's reality show. Worth noting: According to CTV, Kardashian sold the rights to her wedding for $17.9 million. Her marriage lasted 72 days. That comes to a nifty $10,358.80 per hour." Meanwhile, Kardashian tweeted on Monday that she was looking forward to Tuesday's opening of her fashion boutique in Las Vegas. PLEASE! More Anesthesia!!!

 

 

Billy Madison Follows Lisle & Hahn At Kiss San Antonio

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011 -- Even before last week's surprise announcement of longtime morning icons Lisle & Hahn exiting Kiss/San Antonio, the buzz in Tulsa where Billy Madison had just exited KHTT had him headed further south to an undisclosed location. Once L&H departed Kiss, the word quickly spread that Madison, aka: BMS, would fill their shoes. Yesterday, rumors turned to reality as Cox announced that beginning soon, Billy will indeed take over the show.

 

 

The Bieb' Comes Unglued Over Proposed Bill Outlawing Streaming Content From YouTube & the Like [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011 -- Justin Bieber, you may have heard of him, was on Hot 955/Washington DC's Kane Show last week and came unglued upon hearing of Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) support of a proposed bill which would make it a felony to illegally stream copyrighted content on sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. No sooner had Kane mentioned the proposed bill (which has yet to be introduced), the Bieb quickly said "Whomever she is, she needs to know that I'm saying she needs to be locked up," Bieber told Kane. "I just think that's ridiculous." The so-called "Bieber Bill" S.978, the Commercial Felony Streaming Act, states: "..unauthorized web streaming of copyrighted content a felony with a possible penalty of up to 5 years in prison. Illegal streaming of copyrighted content is defined in the bill as an offense that “consists of 10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works” and has a total economic value, either to the copyright holder or the infringer, of at least $2,500." Justin Bieber’s mainstream success today stems from his fame via YouTube when his various renditions of songs went viral, which explains why the young Pop star has clearly taken offense to the Bieber Bill. Adding to the drama, a group called “Fight the Future,” quickly launched a website (FreeBieber.org) that shows photos of Justin Beiber behind bars. A spokeswoman for Sen. Klobuchar has since assured Bieber fans have nothing to worry about. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

 

Rick Scott Presented With Ashwood Award For Making Positive Impact

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2011 -- Longtime consultant and sport's talk specialist, Rick Scott, was honored at this past weekend's TMC/TSBC Talk conference with "The Ashwood Award," in recogniton of his positive impact on the industry. Presented by last year's recipient, Dallas VP/Talk's Bruce Gilbert, he called Rick "one of radio's true mentors." The Ashwood Award was created during the inaugural Talk Show Boot Camp held in Alanta in 2009 in memory of former Fox Sports Radio VP/GM Andrew Ashwood who passed away following a long illness in November of 2008. Upon receiving the award, Scott, holding back his emotions, joked with Gilbert: "I'll get you for this," a reference to Gilbert having to coax Scott into changing his flight plans in order to receive the award under the pretense that one of his special friends was getting the award. Presented prior to the special closing attraction featuring Merlin Media's Randy Michaels and Walter Sabo, co-presenter Don Anthony commented, "It's so fitting that this award presentation precede a session featuring Randy Michaels. It was Randy who gave Andrew his biggest break ever in broadcasting with a shot to program WOAI in San Antonio back in the 90's which led to his eventual rise to FSR where he remained until 2008."

 

 

Talent Specialist Randy Lane Offers Free Aircheck Reviews To Displaced Air-Talent

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2011 -- With a fitting offer to those many who've been displaced by the recent budget cuts in the industry, well-known talent coach Randy Lane wrote: "We share the social responsibility to help our friends in radio in a time of need. In light of recent industry layoffs, The Randy Lane Company is offering free aircheck reviews to the first 50 unemployed radio personalities to register. Randy says, "We know that downsizing is a reality and want to help those that are passionate about radio to get back on the air." Please spread the word. CLICK HERE


 

More Flippage: KROI Houston Flips To News 92 FM; Pritchard & Hughes Join Line-Up

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2011 -- Radio One Regional Vice-President Doug Abernathy announced last Friday that KROI-FM/Houston (92.1 FM) will begin its programming as a full service news station the week of November 14, 2011. Using the on air moniker “News 92 FM”, this 24 hour news and information station will be fortified by the world wide resources of ABC News Radio and Associated Press Platinum and will be populated with the voices of some of Houston’s most well known and award-winning radio and television personalities.  They'll include Texas Radio Hall of Fame honorees J.P. Pritchard and Lana Hughes, who served the Houston market as a broadcast duo for over 27 years. Additional duties throughout the day will be handled by other local notables including (listed alphabetically) Mike Barajas, Scott Braddock, Carolyn Campbell, Kevin Charles, Brent Clanton, Lanny Griffith, Laurie Kendrick, Martha Martinez, Bonnie Petrie, Matt Sampsell, Meteorologist Dr. Joe Sobel, Pattie Shieh, Craig Roberts, and Jorge Vargas. Ed Shane, founder and president of the Houston-based Shane Media Services, is serving as Project Manager on the format flip from gospel music to all news and predicts that Houstonians will find much to like about News 92 FM.

 

 

World's First Radio Superstar, Jimmy Savile, Passes Away At 84

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2011 -- Before Larry Lujack, Howard Stern, Steve Dahl and many others often referred to as "shock jocks," unknown to many in the states was the UK's Jimmy Savile. Internationally, he was bigger than life. For decades, he was one of the most famous names on British TV and radio. At the height of his career, his show, "Jim'll Fix It," often drew over 20,000 letters a week. Fellow host Tony Blackburn told the BBC, "He was just a complete one-off. I think he was a bit of a lonely character as well. In the privacy of his own life I don't think he had very many friends." He even drew praise from Prince Charles who said in a statement: "The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are saddened to hear of Jimmy Savile's death and their thoughts are with his family at this time."

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Johnjay & Rich's Tim Richards Adds KZZP 104.7 KISS FM Phoenix PD Stripes

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 31ST, 2011 -- KZZP 104.7 KISS FM's Arizona announced last Friday that Tim Richards, currently PD of The Johnjay & Rich Show, will now take on the same title with their stations. “Tim has been a tremendous long-term asset to the Johnjay and Rich Show and to all of Clear Channel’s Phoenix stations. Naming Tim the Program Director of their home market station was the natural choice,” said Jeff England, President and Market Manager, Clear Channel Radio Phoenix. “With Mark Medina’s recent move to Clear Channel Radio in Washington, D.C./Baltimore, it is exciting to have a veteran like Tim step into the role.” Richards’ history with the Johnjay and Rich Show started more than a decade ago when he was Program Director at 93.7 KRQ in Tucson, Ariz. Since then, he has helped the show become a multiple market success story and most recently added Flagstaff, Ariz. and Las Vegas to their seven station family of affiliates. He'll continue his role as Director of the Johnjay and Rich Radio Show.

 

John & Ken Undaunted By Protest; Broadcast Live From Occupy LA With Guards

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 - File this one under "balls." KFI/LA's John & Ken are now mocking Occupy LA, showing up yesterday with security guards and police in tow to broadcast from the tent city. The duo recently raised the ire of DREAM advocate, Jorge-Mario Cabrera after giving out his business cellphone on air. They urged listeners to call him and voice their opposition to a bill which would have given public and private assistance to undocumented college students. Soon after, advertising was threatened by the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and immigrants rights activists. Apparently undaunted by the controversy, John & Ken arrived yesterday near the large protest area along with four private security guards and six police officers. According to the LA Times, show producer Raymond Lopez said: "We are going to be here as long as we feel safe." One protester approached them and asked "Have you served your country?" Kobylt said he had, by paying taxes.

 

 

Look Who Dropped In; Car Crashes Into WJFK Washington

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 -- “OMG a car just crashed into our building!” That's what Eric Bickel of “The Sports Junkies,” tweeted Thursday morning. According to The Washington Post, a car drove into the call screener’s office of the sports radio station 106.7 “The Fan” (WJFK) about 7:45 a.m. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but Bickel tweeted “Can’t believe nobody is dead.”

 

Johnson & Johnson Return; Join KMPS/Seattle For Morning

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 -- CBS radio has announced that longtime KUBL/Salt Lake City host Tommy & Joe Johnson (no relation) will make their triumphant return to radio beginning Monday November 7th on KMPS. They follow Candy & Potter who left in August. This will be are reunion of sorts for the team as they' be be under the direction of former KUBL PD Ed Hill

 

Smerconish Re-Ups With Dial Global's

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 -- Michael Smerconish has extended his contract with Dial-Global and continue to be produced by Ron Hartenbaum. "Michael is leading the way in a new era of talk radio," said Senior VP/GM News & Talk Amy Bolton. Smerconish adds: "We're entering the most fascinating election cycle ever ... And yet, despite the intense media coverage, there remains a void when it comes to clear thinking and independent viewpoints. I've been charting a course to fulfill that role."


Jack Black Sings Lullabies To Boxer's Sam Alex [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 -- The Boxer Show's Sam Alex (Washington) is making quite a name for himself with his celebrity interviews. Last Sunday while at the The Kennedy Center where they awarded the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Will Ferrell, he scooped interviews with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Conan O'Brien, Ed Asner and Jack Black. When Ferrell was asked what sport he'd play if he returned to USC, he answered "Women's Soccer." The highlight of the video was the 43 second mark when I asked Jack Black how he rocks his sons to sleep; he started singing the lullabies to me. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

 

Family Film's Tara McNamara Joins Fandango

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 -- Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, has announced that family film commentator Tara McNamara has joined the site in the newly created contributing role as its “Family Film Mom.” McNamara is the editor and founder of KidsPickFlicks.com, one of the only sites where the film reviews are provided exclusively by children themselves – including McNamara’s own kids, who serve as the resident critics. Beginning this week, with a column on DreamWorks Animation’s highly anticipated 3D adventure, “Puss in Boots,” McNamara will provide weekly insights on family entertainment in a regular feature on Fandango’s Family-Friendly Guide at http://www.fandango.com/filmmom. She will also serve as an on-air spokesperson for Fandango, appearing in other news and entertainment outlets to provide her unique point-of-view on the latest family films.

 

 

Morning Jocks Take Over Morning TV News For Entire Week

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 28TH, 2011 -- V103 Atlanta's Frank Ski, The Bert Show's Jenn Hobby, Kicks 101.5's Dallas McCade and Dave FM's Jimmy Baron will be taking over 11Alive morning team next week and viewers get to vote. Starting Monday, October 31, each will guest host, then viewers will vote for your favorite guest host, with the 11Alive donating $1,000 to the winner favorite charity. CHECK IT OUT

 

Gone In A Flash: Massive Cuts Hit Radio Coast To Coast

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 -- And just like that, over 200 radio jobs went away coast-to-coast. Many came via flash drives, a result of Clear Channel's new programming strategies. With too many names to list and not enough space to feature all of those affected, we'll point out those confirmed via Facebook, Twitter and various other news sources. In Albany, NY Clear Channel cluster, among numerous other cuts, included WTRY morning personality John Gabriel. Down in Florida, longtime APD/MD and midday host Dave Logan exits WCKT/WOLZ, as well as his fellow PD down in Sarasota, Tim Jones is out as well as his APD/MD Heidi Decker. Across the hall, James "Meat" Russell exits as PD of 105.9 The Buzz. Down In Memphis, newly married Ty Hawkins, who runs the board for the syndicated Kane Show on Radio Now 101.9 along with WDIA-AM PMD's Jeff Lee is out as well as three others. In Albuequerque, longtime market favorites Tony Lynn and Myles are leaving at 107.9. Metro Traffic staffers were hit especially hard. The cuts weren't limited to just Clear Channel. Over at Cumulus, the man who ispired Tom Petty's "The Last DJ," Jim Ladd, joined fellow KLOS/LA staffers PD Bob Buchmann, production director Howard Hoffman and LSM Vernon Copp. Once most of the cuts have concluded, Jockline Daily will post a completed list of names and contact information. IF YOU WERE AFFECTED BY YESTERDAY'S CUTS AND WISH FOR US TO POST YOUR CONTACT INFO, PLEASE FORWARD HERE.

 

 

Clear Channel Announces New National Programming Platforms; Dennis Clark To Oversee Talent Development

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 -- Clear Channel Radio has announced the following appointments to its new National Programming Platforms division: Dennis Clark, Vice President, Talent Development; Guy Zapoleon, Vice President, Digital Music Programming; Zena Burns, Vice President, Digital Programming Platforms; Darren Pfeffer, Vice President, Music & Entertainment Marketing and Alissa Pollack, Executive Vice President, Integrated Music Marketing. All positions are effective immediately. Tom Poleman, who was recently appointed President of National Programming Platforms, leads the division, which focuses on developing on-air and digital programming content as well as live events for Clear Channel’s 850 stations. The division also includes Clear Channel’s Programming Operations Center and the company’s highly effective Premium Choice network, which imports and exports programming innovation and excellence from region to region, market to market and station to station. These efforts are led by Darren Davis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of National Programming Platforms. Other appointments within the National Programming Platforms division include: Marissa Morris, Manager, Artist Relations and Promotions. Morris will coordinate artist integration programs, promotions and events.

 

 

Jake Ray Visits China For National Georgraphic's Witch Doctor [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 -- Be warned: the linked videos below contain material which may not be suitable to those with weak stomachs. They're from National Geographic's series "The Witch Doctor Will See You Now,' that currently airs in all 7 continents. For reasons beyond our grasp, Hot 97/New York's super producer Jake Ray joined to cast where he travelled to China to sample some of the strangest claimed remedies to modern ailments known to man. Among them included Cow Urine Cocktail, Goat Blood Cleanse, Field Mice Wine and Jake's favorite: Weenis Wine, which contained... okay, I'll just let the video explain. However, when the show's host, Pier Gibbon, described its taste as "creamy," Jake quickly snapped "Did you really have to say that?" Jake's episode airs November 7th. WATCH VIDEO HERE CAUTION: KEEP BUCKET HANDY

 

 

Rusty Humphries Spearheads Vietnam Vet's Memorial Fund Drive

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 – TRN nationally syndicated and WGST/Atlanta PM Drive's Rusty Humphries will serve as the National Radio Spokesman for "The Build the Education Center at the Wall” campaign being spearheaded by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The campaign is raising funds to construct a multi-media Education Center adjacent to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. "Nobody is better suited to tackle this mission than Rusty Humphries, whose father, Gary Dean Humphries, was killed in action in Vietnam in January of 1969 when Rusty was just three years old,” said VVMF Founder and President Jan Scruggs. “Every time I’m in Washington, I visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, gaze up at my father’s name on Panel 34W, Line 84, and wish that I’d have gotten to know the man whose name appears there, my father,” Humphries said. “The Education Center at the Wall will provide a living memorial to these heroes – not just the men and women like my dad whose names appear on the Wall, but all veterans, from Bunker Hill to the present day.”

 

 

George Noory Plays Matchmaker

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 -- George Noory recently helped an avid listener of Coast to Coast AM, the most-listened-to overnight radio program in North America, arrange a marriage proposal on-air. James from Canova, W.Va., a long-time listener of the program who claims to go to work as a “walking zombie” because he listens to the show every night, called the wild card line to surprise his girlfriend and fellow C2C fan Emily by asking her to marry him on-air. Emily was so surprised that Noory had to coax a “yes” out of her. LISTEN TO AUDIO


 

MANOGRAM? WKRG's Matt McCoy Gets Scanned For Breast Cancer Awareness

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 -- 107.3/Mobile's morning host Matt McCoy and Aerial McSwain added a new twist to get the word out during breast cancer awareness month by having Matt take a mammogram. He told WKRG TV: "Guys have no idea what women go through, and I wanted to do it. Talk to your doctor, get checked because it could mean your life," says Matt McCoy. According to the American Cancer Society, although 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, men still account for 1 in 1000. This means about 450 men who will die from breast cancer in 2011. "It's still very important that men notice any changes that they have in their breast and talk to their doctor about it," says Barbara Ledbetter with The Breast Cancer Center in Mobile. Symptoms to watch for are swelling, redness, tenderness or a lump. In addition to the mammorgram, Matt and his co-host Aerial will participate in a breast cancer walk on Saturday. WATCH VIDEO

 

 

ABC Digital Adds ABC Sports Content

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 -- ABC Sports has been added to the customizable news feeds offered to radio station websites by ABC Digital. Recently launched by ABC News Radio and Cumulus Media Networks, the service provides brief, format-specific stories covering a full spectrum of news and entertainment categories to more than 400 U.S. radio stations. The ready-to-post online content is produced and updated 24 hours a day and includes breaking news, exclusive stories, photos and graphics. Stations also have the option to brand the service locally, monetizing the content through local sponsorships. “By adding sports headlines to our lineup of ABC Digital choices, we’re enhancing our radio customers’ websites at no additional cost to them,” said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of ABC News Radio. “Several of our partners have expressed an interest in adding a recognized sports brand and we’re pleased to make ABC Sports – a name steeped in tradition – a new category they can add to their station’s website with the simple click of a button.” Steve Jones will be a featured panelist at this week's TMC/TSBC 2011 in Dallas as part of "From Politics To Pop," how pop culture is changing the sound of news."

 

 

Coldplay's Martin Hangs Up On The Bert Show; Then Calls Back [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 26TH, 2011 -- We're guessing most shows have had at least one overly sensitive celeb' throw a hissy fit and either slam the phone down or storm out of the studio. But for one of them to call back is a rarity. This was the case yesterday for Cumulus syndicated "The Bert Show" who chatted with Coldplay's Chris Martin. Things seemed to be going fine until Bert commented on a compliment from Gwyneth Paltrow. Out of the blue, Martin goes away, leaving the show shaking their heads. A few moments later to the surprise of everyone, a record rep is on the phone saying Martin wants to speak to whomever asked the last question. As luck would have it it was Bert (Weiss), but he remained perplexed as to what it is he said that set Martin off. As it turned out, too many people and too many questions may have been the culprit. Listen and decide for yourself. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

San Antonio Legends Lisle & Hahn Exit; Budget Cuts At WLS A/F

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 26TH, 2011 -- As the holiday season approaches, along with it comes the usual year-end budget cuts. Sadly, this year is once again off to a quick start with news from yesterday that saw 20 yr. San Antonio morning legends John Lisle and Steve Hahn exit Cox' 99.5 KISS-FM. Kelley Kendall will remain in another capacity. At the Cox website it posted a note from Programming VP Virgil Thompson who wrote: "I want to let our loyal listeners know that John Lisle and Steve Hahn will no longer be heard on KISS. The other key member of The Lisle & Hahn Show, Kelley Kendall will remain with Cox Radio in a position to be announced at a later date."He went on to thank John and Steve for their years of service to 99.5 KISS and the San Antonio community..." Moving further north, Time Out's Robert Feder reports the budget axe fell on WLS-FM PD Michael LaCrosse along with producer Chris Papendick, producer of The Greg Brown Show. Over at WLS-AM Roe Conn/Richard Roeper executive producer Jock Hedblade and executive producer Zack Christenson of Don Wade & Roma Show, also were reported to exit. In yet another cut, K-104.7/Charlotte midday host Robin Marshall has exited and reportedly will focus on her many other projects.

 

 

Lex & Terry Take Legal Action Over WJXL Dismissal

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 26TH, 2011 -- Following a much publicized return to Jacksonville's 1010XL last April and then their surprising dismissal on October 10th, the nationally syndicated Lex & Terry have reportedly brought in attorney John M. Phillips to take legal action. The show, which eminates from Dallas, had entered a three-year agreement to return Jacksonville at WJXL. However, earlier this month were pulled from what WJXL cited as listener request. Of note, Lex & Terry's attorney, John M. Phillips, also host his own weekend show on 1010XL, called Sports & Courts. He said on last Sunday's show it would likely be his last, apparently due to to conflict.

 


Teri King Joins 96.5 KOIT/San Francisco's Line-Up

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 26TH, 2011 -- 96.5 KOIT announced yesterday that Teri King has been hired as the new KOIT midday host, 10am-3pm weekdays. Teri’s first day on the air will be November 2. “After a nationwide search for the best talent, we discovered that person was already in the KOIT family,” said Andy Holt, KOIT Program Director. “Teri’s been a part of the station for some time, and will now have an even bigger role. She’ll be the ‘perfect co-worker’ for listeners throughout the Bay Area.” King has a 17-year broadcast career in the Bay Area as a popular and familiar voice on many stations, starting with KSAN (country), KIOI (hot AC), KITS (alternative), KMAX, where she was APD and Music Director, KLLC (Alice), and most recently 96.5 KOIT.

 

 

HOLY CRAP: Harold Camping Doubted 10/21 Rapture, Too

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 26TH, 2011 -- Poor Harold Camping. After a few "end-of-world' predictions fell flat, even he now expressed doubt it would fall on last Friday's Oct. 21st. According to the Christian Post, on the Sunday before Oct. 21, Camping, the Oakland, Calif.-based minister and radio host, expressed doubt that the rapture would happen on that day, as mentioned by Brandon Tauszik, a member of Camping’s church, who spoke with the Bible teacher in person. "He told me: 'I’ve done the best I can." Asked by Tauszik if he was sure the end of the world would come on Friday, Oct. 21, Camping reportedly said "No." "He clearly expressed doubt in the fact that Oct. 21 is going to happen," Tauszik said. For the past eight months, Camping has not been able to attend service at his church due to a stroke he experienced in June.

 

 

Moby, Stubbs & Whyte Top 2012 On-Air Country Radio Hall Of Fame Inductees

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2011 -- At the upcoming Country Radio Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony, there to join fellow inductees Beverlee Brannigan, Ron Rogers and Rusty Walker will be 40 year on-air vet Moby, longtime WSM host and Grand Ol' Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs and multiple, past award winner Bill Whyte. They'll join The class of 2012 to be officially inducted at a dinner ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at 6 p.m. CST inside the Nashville Convention Center. The Country Radio Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the radio industry over a 20-year period. Moby, who enjoyed great success for many years as a rock morning host switched to Country when he moved WKHX/Atlanta and then in 2004 formed his own syndication company. He told Jockline Daily: "I'd be hard pressed to imagine a greater honor a country DJ could receive."


 


Busty Billboards Pulled By Officials

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2011 -- "Oh Canada, glorious and free" goes its anthem's chorus. Perhaps, gratuitous billboards are not quite as free. Following the erection of several K-97 billboards (shown) in Edmonton for The Terry, Bill & Steve Show, The Advertising Standards Council (ASC) ordered the station to take down the board featuring a woman in a tight T-shirt with the slogan "Pray for More Rain." The ASC called the billboard offensive” and gratuitous and in violations of clauses 14C and D and DoubleD (we completely made that last one up). K-97 PD Jame "Gruff" Gushnowski told The Toronto Sun: "I actually thought this was one of our less risque ads. I was shocked at how much negative response we got," said James "Gruff" Gushnowski, Program Director for K-97. Of note: Underneath the shown board is a simple black text on a yellow back drop that reads “Offensive Billboards? You Should Listen to the Show!”

 

 

Benjamin Bronk Crashes Another Broadcast With Nancy Grace Diss [VIDEO]

It's gotta be tough being a street reporter in NYC. Outside of the occasional streakers or idiots waving wildly in the background, there's always the possibility of Howard Stern's ever invasive Benjamin "Benjy" Bronk. This was the case yesterday for CNN's Maggie Lake who was reporting in front of a Barne's and Nobles in Manhatten as she covered the new Steve Jobs biography. Not long into her report, she's fronted on camera by Bronk who yells support for David Arquette and then begins chanting “No Nancy Grace!” Once pulled from the shot, you can hear Bronk yeall “Ow, ow, ow! What the f**k you doing m**** ****r!” You may recall Bronk's recent invasion into Congressman Anthony Weiner's press conference where he shouted out questions asking about the size of the congressman's unit. WATCH VIDEO - SMOKING GUN

 

 

Deepak Chopra Launches New Online Radio Show with Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2011/PRNewswire -- Cinchcast, a company that provides solutions for businesses and consumers to create, share, measure and monetize audio content, today announced that Deepak Chopra has launched a new online radio show leveraging Cinchcast's audio publishing and management platform and its online radio network, BlogTalkRadio.com. Deepak Chopra, a leading expert in the fields of spirituality and alternative medicine and New York Times best-selling author in both the fiction and nonfiction categories, has created Deepak Chopra Radio to provide an online forum for compelling and thought provoking conversations on success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being and spirituality. "Cinchcast's technology and the BlogTalkRadio network are enabling me to create my own media platform," said Deepak Chopra. "The simplicity of broadcasting using only a phone enables me to bring together thought leaders from across the globe from the worlds of spirituality, science and politics to create and share a dialogue on today's most important topics." Deepak Chopra Radio is available online now at BlogTalkRadio.com, DeepakChopra.com and on iTunes.

 

 

DJ Rane Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Enters Round 2

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2011 -- Following longtime WPGC/Washington morning co-host DJ Rane (Ranelle Sykes) exit from the air three months ago, lawsuits followed claiming gender-discrimination against her bosses saying in a local paper her on-air partner of ten years, Keith “DJ Flexx” Clagon, earned twice as much, a claim station officials deny. Now, according to The Washington Post, a second suit has been filed in Prince George’s County Circuit Court claiming WPGC terminated her after she filed another internal complaint in July and this dismissal constituted illegal retaliation. But questions remain as to whether she was actually fired. Reportedly, Sykes quit, having submitted her two-week notice along with a complaint. Her lawyer claims the station acted improperly in “retroactively” ending her employment by not allowing her to come back to work for those final two weeks or say goodbye to listeners. A representative for WPGC's owner, CBS Radio, said Sykes’s departure “Was handled in the same manner as any other employee who elects to leave the company and whose resignation was accepted by the company effective immediately.”

 

 

Red Stains Optional: Cumulus To Host Texas Style BBQ At TMC/TSBC Dallas

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 25TH, 2011 -- What better way to welcome TMC/TSBC 2011 to Dallas than a Texas-sized BBQ at the Cumulus Media Networks headquarters. Along with live music and special guests, attendees will also be eligible to win two tickets to the next White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and access credentials to “Radio Row” at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions (courtesy of ABC News Radio). Transportation to and from dinner will be provided from the lobby of the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre beginning at 7pm. While the event is open to all registered conference attendees, the folks over at Cumulus Media Networks would are asking attendees to RSVP. And just in case the Texas Rangers go on to win the World Series, you can bet there will be a little more swagger than usual.


 

Dial-Global Completes Merger With Westwood One To Become Leading Network Radio Group


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2011 -- Dial Global announced last Friday the successful completion of its merger with Westwood One, Inc. in a stock for stock transaction following receipt of all necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals. The merger creates a diverse radio programming, services and advertising sales company providing more than 200 radio programs and services to over 7,000 stations. Effective Monday, October 24, 2011, the company will be listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "DIAL". The company maintains leadership positions in play-by-play sports (NFL, NCAA and MRN: Motor Racing Network, among others), news (Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, CNBC and The Weather Channel in addition to serving as the official distributor of CBS News, among others), talk (Dennis Miller, Talk Radio Network and Charles Osgood, among others) and entertainment (CMT, GRAMMY and Country Music Awards, among others). The company also produces the Dial Global 24/7 turnkey music formats as well as prep services, jingles and imaging, and digital content. In addition, Dial Global serves as the largest sales representative for independent third party providers of audio content, including its partnership with Triton Digital.

 

Longtime WPLJ New York's Dave Stewart And Others Exit Following Budget Cuts

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2011 -- One of the last remaining overnight jocks in New York City, 22 year station vet, Dave Stewart, along with other fellow employees were trimmed from the payroll last Friday at the newly acquired WABC & WPLJ New York. This comes in the aftermath of the recently acquired Citadel Broadcasting by Cumulus Media. Other WPLJ & WABC layoffs included WPLJ night jock Christine Richie as well as GSM Helen Hammel. Reportedly, over at WABC, Hannity producer Jill Vitale was cut from the roster as well as Mancow's Sunday Show. Mancow continues to be heard on his TRN syndicated show and Stewart will now focus on his syndicated Retrostars show.


 

Delilah Makes Special Dedication To Hoda On The Today Show

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2011 -- On the heels of her successful Paint the Town event in Waukegan, Ill. last Saturday, Premiere Networks host Delilah made an appearance on NBC’s TODAY show last Thurdsay. Hosts Hoda and Kathie Lee broadcast remotely from Pike Place Market in Delilah’s hometown of Seattle, Wash., where Delilah joined the ladies to dedicate a special song to Hoda – “Destiny” by Jordan Hill – to help celebrate her one-year anniversary with her boyfriend. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

John Ivey Named SVP Programming For Clear Channel; KFI's Bertolucci Extends

Clear Channel Radio has announced that John Ivey has been named Senior Vice President of Programming and Robin Bertolucci has extended her contract as Program Director for KFI AM 640 and KTLK-AM 1150 in Los Angeles. Ivey, previously Vice President of Programming for Los Angeles, will expand his responsibilities to include assistance with CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) programming and talent development across all of Clear Channel Radio and will also retain his role as Program Director of KIIS-FM and KHHT-FM. A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Ivey started in radio as a disc jockey at WOMI in Owensboro, and came to Clear Channel through Pyramid Broadcasting at Rochester's WPXY in 1990. He joined KIIS-FM in 2001 and is the station's longest running program director. During his tenure, KIIS has become the most listened to radio station in Los Angeles every quarter since summer, 2004; rated the No.1 Billing Radio Station in America three consecutive years (2008-2010) and won the 2010 Marconi Radio Award as the Contemporary Hits Station of the Year.



Baseball Chant Na Na Hey Hey's Paul Leka Passes Away At 68

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2011 -- Not your typical Jockline Daily story, but as we're knee deep in the World Series, we couldn't help but notice the sad news of Paul Leka's passing. As the songwriter and producer for 1969's Number 1 hit Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) by Steam, little did he realize back then this repetitively worded diddy would later become a standard chant at numerous baseball games. According to The San Francisco Examiner, when Leka joined fellow writer Gary DeCarlo to fill the B-side of a song they were recording for Buddah records, they used na na na na na wherever they didn't have have a lyric. DeCarlo added the “hey hey.” They then chanted the chorus at the beginning and end of the original song and, just as Compass Media's Free Beer and Hot Wings kept a name they used for audition purposes, they left the lyrics in. As luck would have it, The record company decided to release it as the A-side. In 1977 the organist for the Chicago White Sox, Nancy Faust, began using the song to stir the crowd into taunting an opposing team when a visiting player struck out or when one of their pitchers was removed. Leka was 68.

 

 

Winners Take The Plunge In Radio's Cut-The-Crap Contest

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2011 -- In case fans at this week's Buffalo Bills/Washington Redskin's NFL matchup notice two people arriving with rather obvious s**t eating grins and a body odor that only flys could love, that will be courtesy of Kingston Ontario's 105.7/K-Rock's Jeff, Sarah & Tony's "Cut The Crap" contest. As Jockline Daily told you last week, this was the stunt where a couple of listeners had to dig through a pile of wet, gooey Buffalo dung for a pair tickets to this week's game played at Toronto's Rogers Centre. Last Friday, after coming down to two lucky contestants (oh yeah, lucky), the pair met up at K-Rock World Headquarters, dressed in face-masks and rubber gloves and dug their way to victory. Along with game tickets, the prize also Includes hotel, transportation VIP stadium entrance, complimentary food items during the game with the VIP pod locations. Apparently, the bit proved a bit much for Sarah whose coverage was interrupted by a brief hurl. In spite of this, she kept going.



MOVERS/WAKERS: Moss Joins Bay Area's The Wheelhouse; Maria Todd Exits Houston's Mix

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 24TH, 2011 -- 95.7 The GAME (KGMZ-FM), The Bay Area’s ONLY FM sports station, today announced the addition of Mitch Moss as Lead Producer for The Wheelhouse with John Lund, effective October 31st. Moss joins 95.7 The GAME from Las Vegas, where he jointly served as Program Director and Talk Show host on ESPN Radio 98.9 FM & 1100AM (KWWN) and Fox Sports Radio 920 (KBAD-AM). He has also served as play-by-play voice for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League and for Men’s & Women’s NCAA Mountain West Conference Basketball.and flagship radio station for the Oakland Athletics. --- KHMX-FM (Mix 96.5) Houston's Maria Todd former morning host and most recent afternoon host exits after two year stint. Prior to Mix, Todd co-hosted with Sam Malone KRBE-FM for 13 years before heading to San Francisco. She returned in 2010 to Mix 96.5, where she teamed with co-host Booker.

 

 

Host Fires Back Over NPR Occupy Ouster; Questions Other Host's Political Ties

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2011 -- Lots of buzz this week over NPR's parting of radio host Lisa Simeone after discovering she had participated in an "occupy" rally. According to David Swanson's blog, Shortly after the parting, Simeone told Swanson "I find it puzzling that NPR objects to my exercising my rights as an American citizen -- the right to free speech, the right to peaceable assembly -- on my own time in my own life. I'm not an NPR employee. I'm a freelancer. NPR doesn't pay me. I'm also not a news reporter. I don't cover politics. I've never brought a whiff of my political activities into the work I've done for NPR World of Opera. What is NPR afraid I'll do -- insert a seditious comment into a synopsis of Madame Butterfly?" Adding to the confusion, were some of NPR's other personalitie's political ties "This sudden concern with my political activities is also surprising in light of the fact that Mara Liaason reports on politics for NPR yet appears as a commentator on FoxTV, Scott Simon hosts an NPR news show yet writes political op-eds for national newspapers, Cokie Roberts reports on politics for NPR yet accepts large speaking fees from businesses. Does NPR also send out 'Communications Alerts' about their activities?" READ SWANSON'S ENTIRE BLOG HERE

 


Regis Says He Was Pushed Out Of "Live" Following Contract Failure; Calls Non-Renewal A Big Mistake [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2011 -- Detroit, MI - October 21, 2011 - Just over a year after co-host Shannon Murphy filled Kelly Ripa's shoes for a day, "The Mojo in the Morning Show" (WKQI/ Detroit/ Channel 955 and KOHT/ Tucson/ HOT 98.3) got a surprise from phone call from REGIS PHILBIN. "Reege" dished lots of never-before-heard gossip, including a confirmation that he was pushed out of "LIVE! With Regis & Kelly" because of contractual disputes, an admission that he wants his own TV show, and acknowledgement that after his departure, the popular daytime talk show has a chance of being cancelled all together. Regis also commented on all of his rumored replacements, including Anderson Cooper (no), Ryan Seacrest (no) and Bravo's Andy Cohen (Definitely a possibility.) shown above. Mojo asked:"Are you leaving because there was a contractual issues that you had that you said you were fed up with or are you leaving because you're just bored going into the same studios everyday? REGIS: The contractual issue just never worked out, but I was going to leave before that anyway. SPIKE: That's a loss on their part because I've got to admit, it looks to me like they're kind of forcing you out and I think it's a mistake. The audience still loves you. Your obviously still ready to work so I don't know why they wouldn't want you. REGIS: Of course it's a big mistake but Regis is moving on. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Boise's Randy And Alana Survive Opie & Anthony Listeners' Attack [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2011 -- 104.3/WOW-FM Boise's Randy & Alana Show found themselves the unfortunate object of Sirius/XM's Opie &Anthony's "Jocktober" bit. Writer and radio host Michael Deed's describes it in an Idaho Statesman article as O&A spending an hour ripping a local-market show to shreds with the elegance of a honey badger." Following the nearly 48 minute rip, Randy and Alana had to fight off an online barrage of Opie and Anthony listeners who invaded their Facebook, Twitter accounts and YouTube. Alana tells Deeds “It was hard ... There were a couple of times I was bawling my eyes out, because, I mean, it just hurt. I would be bawling and then we’d have to quick go on the air, and I’d, like, quick blow my nose, dry my tears and suck it up and get on the air!” Among the more vile comments from listeners involved Randy's daughter: “My youngest daughter has Down Syndrome. And one of their fans said, ‘Your retarded kid is the reason I support Planned Parenthood.’ Alana also described other comments including her weight, rape and the c-word. "There’s lots of raping going on in the email.” Randy fought back with his own comment saying "The fact that if a couple of aging shock jocks in New York don’t like our show, then we’re doing something right..." Alana is the daughter of Tony Lynn, longtime morning co-host of Tony Lynn & Miles Show at KBQI/Albuquerque. He told Jockline Daily: "It killed me as a dad to watch my daughter go through what she did because some radio show thought it would be entertaining. We've all messed with other stations sometime during our careers but this crossed the line. Hearing someone talk about that your daughter should be raped is beyond low. She's a good kid who does a great job on-air and really didn't need to be subjected to all this." LISTEN TO O&A AUDIO HERE AT DEED'S BLOG - WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Carl Anderson Named SVP/Programming For CC West Region; WIP Inks Philadelphia Union

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2011 -- Clear Channel Radio announced that Carl Anderson (shown) has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the West Region, effective immediately. Anderson will lead programming strategy initiatives for the region. “We are thrilled to have Carl join the Clear Channel team,” said John Hogan, President and CEO, Clear Channel Radio. “He joins a growing number of the best and brightest programmers, on-air talent and researchers on Clear Channel’s incredible team.” • Philadelphia Union has signed a deal with CBS RADIO’S SportsRadio 610 WIP, giving the Union their first ever radio partner, the club announced today. Beginning in 2012, SportsRadio 610 WIP will broadcast live 17 of Philadelphia Union’s matches, either home or away, as well as partner with the team to produce a weekly one-hour soccer show which will run through the end of the season in November. Fans can hear game action and the weekly programming on-air, online at http://www.cbsphilly.com or via the Radio.com app available on a variety of mobile devices.

 

 

TOUCH THIS: M.C Hammer Set To Take On Google With Launch Search Engine WireDoo

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2011 -- MC Hammer, the rapper best known for his hit "You Can't Touch This," would soon like to say the same thing to search engines like Google and Bing with the upcoming launch of his own engine WireDoo. According to Digital Spy, the 49-year-old rapper whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, appeared at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco this week to unveil WireDoo, which he claimed will offer a "deeper type of search." He said "I thought it would be interesting to share one of the things I was working on. It's not an attempt to reinvent search. You can always make things better," said Burrell. He revealled he had begun investing in technology start-ups after seeing the potential of data and information driven businesses. He joins a growing list of other celebrities in jumping on the technology bandwagon including Ashton Kutcher adn Napster founder Sean Parker's latest venture Airtime. MC Hammer's WireDoo is currently in the early test stage and a launch date hasn't been set. WATCH VIDEO

 



Contestants In Ski Masks Coaxing People Into Car Prank, Gets Radio Crew Handcuffed

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 -- Add this to one more bit you might want to toss in the wacky dj round file. 97.7 Ontario's Biggs & Barr (shown--ironically, these aren't mugg shots), said it was only meant as a playful radio prank, but apparently the Niagara Regional Police Service weren't amused. According to the Toronto Sun, in a bit involving contestants vying for a chance to win a Ford F150 pickup, they donned ski masks and took to the streets of St. Catharines to lure people into a van. All they could say was "Excuse me, get in the truck" to the people they approached. Contestants had 97 seconds to get as many people as possible to sit in the truck for 97 seconds. About two hours into the bit, the truck, a station van covered in decals, was pulled over by police. Jason Barr and his crew were then handcuffed. After explaining the bit further, police finally agreed to set everyone free. Barr later said he was surprised to hear the gag had such an impact on someone. "It was certainly not our intention to scare anyone," said Barr. He said the truck was decked out with radio station decals so he thought people would realize it was a joke. He also said they wouldn't likely do this bit again.

 

 

Country Superstars Surprise Radio Hosts With News of CMA Award Win

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 -- Wow, how cool is this? You're up for a CMA Award. And then, on this week's show, you're surprised with a call from a country music superstar to tell you you've won! That's been the case this week with the amazing support of stars like Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw,, Kid Rock and more. According to gatv.com, Tim McGraw surprised America Country Countdown's Kix Brooks with the news that he won his second CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year Award. Kix got his call from Tim during Monday night’s taping of his weekly show. McGraw joined other stars like Kid Rock who called his hometown radio station, WYCD/Detroit to let Chuck Edwards and Linda Lee of “Edwards & Lee” know they won the CMA for Major Market Broadcast Personality of the Year. CMA head honcho Steve Moore said “Winning your first CMA Award is a special moment for anyone, and we’re so happy Tim, Kid Rock, and Taylor were able to help us recognize the great work from these talented broadcasters.” The CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year and CMA Radio Station of the Year winners will be recognized during the 45th Annual CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The awards will air live on ABC on November 9 at 8/7 CT from Nashville.


 

Kevin & Bean's Newly Crowned Miss DoubleD-Cember Joins For Dead Man's Ball

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 -- KROQ/106.7's Kevin & Bean Show are gave out holiday treats early with an in-studio Coldplay performance from KROQ's new Red Bull Sound Space this week, and they'll join their Dead Man's Ball on Sat. Oct. 29. There to join the festivities later this month will be their newly crowned "Miss DoubleD-Cember, Christine (shown). According to Orange County Register's Gary Lycan, Kevin & Bean joined Coldplay yesterday in-studio as they promoted their new release of Mylo Xyloto. They performed in a part of the station where office cubicles once stood. The show included a live USTREAM webcast. OCR's Gary Lycan was reminded that KROQ was instrumental in introducing the Ramones and the Sex Pistols in the '70s, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Sublime, No Doubt and Coldplay. Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin told K&B: "We're all between 32 and 34 now, so we only have a limited time with our bass player (Guy Berryman) being so handsome. We can go painting and rock climbing when we're a lot older." As for the in-studio set up, apparently is was quite humbling to Martin who said while many consider them to be the biggest band in the world ... It really doesn't feel like that when you're in the middle of a room like this ... this room feels very similar to the first room we've ever played in."

 

 

Another Sh***y Stunt: Listeners Dig Through Dung For NFL Tickets

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 -- Yes, S*&& Happens. Tomorrow, listeners of Kingston Ontario's 105.7/K-Rock will prove once again they'll do anything for tickets no matter what, even it means jumping a pool of Buffalo dung. Beginning this past Monday, stunt culprits Jeff, Sarah & Tony of K-Rock's Morning Krew, began featuring a bonus code on air through all shifts, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. The following morning they would announce two qualifiers from the previous day who will be invited down to cut through Jeff and Sarah's crap on Friday, Oct. 21 at K-Rock World Headquarters. The Six "lucky" listeners will then have a chance to cut the crap by digging through a pool full of the stinky stuff for their chance to win a VIP experience to see the NFL in Toronto! Prize Includes Hotel, return VIA transportation, two tickets in section 109A to see the Buffalo Bills take on the Washington Redskins in Toronto on Sunday, October. 30 at the Rogers Centre with exclusive VIP stadium entrance and concession lines, complimentary food items during the game with the VIP pod locations.

 

 

American Media & Cumulus Launch Country News Magazine; Lisa Manning to Host

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 / PRNewswire -- American Media, Inc. and Cumulus Media Inc., the country's largest pure-play radio broadcaster have announced the launch of a brand new radio segment, "News from Country Weekly Magazine." These minute-long segments are broadcast daily on more than 80 country music radio stations beginning this week. The segments, hosted by country radio personality Lisa Manning on WSM-FM in Nashville, feature stories from Country Weekly, the No. 1 country music magazine, and will air multiple times in morning and afternoon drive time. "News from Country Weekly Magazine" is part of the ongoing collaboration that American Media and Cumulus announced in May. As the nation's number one broadcaster of country music, we're committed to entertaining and informing our listener in creative ways that continue to make Cumulus stations important parts of the communities they serve," said John Dickey, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Cumulus.

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Kapugi Does Chicago; Hurray For Fruge; Tebow Joins KOA's Line-up

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 -- Jeff Kapugi has been named Program Director for WUSN “US 99.5” in Chicago. Kapugi will remain in his current position as Program Director for CBS RADIO’s KEZK and KYKY in St. Louis through November.In a related announcement, Jeff Garrison will serve in the newly created position of Vice President, Country Artist Relations. He will continue as Operations Manager for CBS RADIO Phoenix and Program Director of KMLE • Meanwhile, at CBS Las Vegas they announced the appointment of Charese Fruge as Program Director of Alternative station X107.5 FM KXTE. Fruge will continue to serve as Mix 94.1 FM KMXB Las Vegas PD as well as Sophie @ 103.7 KSCF in San Diego. The appointment is effective immediately. • KOA-AM/Denver, flagship station of the Denver Broncos, adds starting quarterback Tim Tebow to its radio lineup.

 

 

TOP NEWS FROM THE UK: Iian Lee Leaves Absolute Radio

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2011 -- Iain Lee has left Absolute Radio, exactly two years after starting on the 11pm-1am weekday show. The former XFM and LBC host joined the station in 2008, originally presenting a Sunday night programme. He  moved to weeknights in October 2009. The news was announced to listeners on his show’s Facebook page, which said: “We’d like to share the news with you that we have regrettably, mutually, decided not to continue with Iain Lee’s late night show into 2012, which signals the end of the current series.

Global Radio posts £32.7m ($51.5m) pre-tax loss. Top director still gets £3.3m ($5.2m) - Global Radio, the UK's largest commercial radio broadcaster and owner of stations including Heart, Capital and Classic FM, recorded a pre-tax loss of £32.7m in the year to 31 March. Despite the increase in losses the highest-paid director at Global Radio, which is run by Ashley Tabor, received £3.3m. The sum, up from £2.5m the previous year, included a £1.4m bonus, according to a Companies House filing.

Radio City snap up Powers from rival
Bauer’s Radio City 96.7 in Liverpool has signed Anton Powers from rival Liverpool UTV station Juice FM. He’ll host Friday and Saturday night shows on the station, and leaves Juice after a decade on air there. Anton does club DJing and also runs record label 3 Beat who have already produced a host of number 1 singles, including the ‘current world wide smash’ by Sak Noel. His remixes under the guise of ‘Cahill’ have been demanded by some of the world’s biggest stars, including Lady Gaga, Leona Lewis & Cheryl Cole and he has DJ-ed at some of the biggest venues and festivals around the world, including playing infront of over 9,000 people at this year’s Creamfields event. Anton joins Radio City from next month to do Friday nights midnight to 2am and Saturday nights 6-9pm.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. REACH HIM HERE

 

 

Morning Host Snags $41,120 On Wheel Of Fortune!

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 -- In a story first tipped by Jockline Daily last Friday, Winston-Salem's Tami Rumfelt of Christian formatted 89.3/WBFJ taped appearance on TV's Wheel of Fortune aired last night and we were excited to see (yes, we watched) as Tami took home a whopping $41,120, which included $30,000 from the bonus round. And don't think her friends and fans weren't glued to their TV's either. According to WBFJ's website, listeners were asked to join them at Winston Salem First, in Winston Salem, posting: "There are many flat screen televisions available in the lobby of the church – so come and be comfortable. ALSO, enjoy some coffee, a latte, cappuccino, or refreshments from their Cafe." As we reported last Friday, she had told The Winston-Salem Journal that she flew to Los Angeles in early September to tape the show, but she's not allowed to talk about how she did, until after the show aired. On a hunch, look for lots of resumes going out to Christian stations later today. PHOTO: Carol Kaelson

 

 

So Nice To Meet Me: Governor Turned Talker David Paterson Joined By SNL's Fred Armisen [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 -- It was bound to happen. A guy who relentlessly parodied the legally blind former Governor on NBC's Saturday Night Live, comedian Fred Armisen, came face to face with him again on this week's 4-6 pm show at Buckley's WOR-AM/New York. According to Celeste Katz at The NY Daily News, Paterson reminded Armisen of his once surprise visit to the show. He joked: "You all made so much fun of me for being blind that I forgot I was black." Armisen said, "My opinion was, you already won just by being on." Word also had it, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wasn't as pleased with Armisen's recent portrayal of him on the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, to which Armisen said: "Oh well, you can't please them all." PHOTO: NBC And for memories sake, click on link for former Paterson spoof from SNL WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

KJUG's Pesto Out To Prove If Boston Red Sox Lester's Got It Right

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - No, this isn't another Officer Buzzkill in the studio to tell you when you're legally bombed (followed by lots of yuk yuks). Rather, it involves Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester's recent admission of swiggin' beer in the clubhouse during games and how it didn't have an effect on his performance. Enter 106.7 KJUG's (perfect calls for the bit) Mike Pesto of the Mike & Lisa Show, who'll be downing Samuel Adams and Boston Lagers during this morning's show. He tells Jockline Daily: He agrees with Lester, saying: "I think he's right... and to prove it, i'm going to be tossing back cold ones all Wednesday morning long. We'll see just how much it affects me 'between the lines.' I'll shoot you some pics from the show tomorrow morning. Law enforcement in the studio or not, it's a safe bet Mike covered all his bases, as you should, before attempting this feat. We'll post pictures tomorrow, assuming Mike remembers.

 

 

Living Social To Be All Over The Radio

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - Clear Channel Radio announced an exclusive agreement naming LivingSocial as the sole daily deal provider on more than 500 Clear Channel radio stations in 90 cities nationwide.  The agreement enables LivingSocial, the online and mobile source for great local values, to showcase its daily deals to more than 80 million listeners each week, leveraging Clear Channel’s national reach and local activation capabilities. “Clear Channel is dedicated to serving our listeners in local communities around the country and this is another way we can bring them great values in their own backyard,” said John Hogan, CEO of Clear Channel Radio. “LivingSocial’s variety of entertaining deals combined with Clear Channel’s impressive reach will help listeners find great local values all across the country.” Throughout each day, local personalities will describe the LivingSocial daily deal for their market, also accessible through Clear Channel Radio station websites. In addition to daily deal announcements, Clear Channel will feature other LivingSocial offerings, including LivingSocial Escapes and Adventures packages, across its media platforms.

 

 

Hire Without Fire: JD Cannon Joins Hank FM For 7 Hour Shift, But No One's Replaced

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - When's the last time you heard of a station hiring someone without either following a show that just left, or replacing an existing one? That's exactly what happened when 97.1 Hank FM Indianapolis brought back longtime market vet JD Cannon to fill it's 9 am to 4 pm slot -- or is that slots? Previously, the station had been voice tracking middays and nights, so while there will be some adjustments, no one is leaving. And for those whose head's jerked when they saw the 7 hour shift, a source tells Jockline Daily he'll be doing 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., but it may not always be 7 hours straight. The 9 - 10 a.m. is pretty music intensive with only a few live talk breaks. Emmis Op's Mgr. Bob Richards tells us: He will be doing a straight 7 hours, some hours will be voicetracked (that morning) and some will be live." To that, we can only say to J.D. "You Da Man!


 

Shannon Holly Joins KS95 Minneapolis

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - Okay, put another nail in the face for radio coffin and say hello to Shannon Holly who joins KS95 Minneapolis for mornings. Shannon previously worked at Star 94 in Atlanta, The Bert Show at Q100 and mornings at WINK in Fort Myers and most recently she's was the Production Director-Creative Services Director for Clear Channels cluster in Atlanta. She follows Melissa Moore who is moving to Nashville to do a two person afternoon show on a Christian station. PD Leighton Peck told Jockline Daily "We're very excited to have her bring her life to the air and continue our tremendous success in the morning joining our new morning show starring Ryan, Trey and Producer Sally. Shannon will start the first part of November.

 

Rick & Bubba Raise Over $1 Million in 2-Day Radiothon!

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - Special props go out to Syndicated Solutions syndicated Rick & Bubba Show, who in conjunction with the world organization group World Vision, raised over $1 million in two-day Radiothon. Held last Thursday and Friday, the radiothon will result in over 825 children being sponsored worldwide. According to a release by Syndicated Solutions, over 45 countries from listeners in 23 states across America have raised $1,097,250.00 has been raised in 2011 and over $3.45 million combined since 2009.

 

 

Oh %$#@: Morning Host Booted Following Expletive Slip

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - Longtime Omaha personality Dave Wingert has left 99.9 KGOR following an expletive slip that resulted in a suspension, followed by firing. According to The Omaha World Herald, Wingert said "..he was broken-hearted at being terminated. "I love that radio station, my co-workers and the management ... And I love my listeners, the way they felt connected to me and the station. I regret the errors on my part. Mostly, I look forward to exploring other avenues to put my talent and my love for Omaha and Nebraska to good use." Wingert had joined KGOR early 2007 and had previously worked at other Omaha stations. When asked to comment, Clear Channel spokesperson Wendy Williams said 'While, as policy, we don't comment on personnel matters, we certainly regret the situation and wish him well." No sooner had his termination been announced, before fans took to Facebook, with one posting: he's no longer employed there because he made a mistake on the air. we ALL make mistakes.

 

 

So Who Are The 25 Most Liked Pages On Facebook This Fall?

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - Want to know how your fan page stacks up to Facebook's top 25 most liked pages for Fall 2011? According to Inside Facebook, not surprisingly, Facebook’s Page again topped the list (as measured by our PageData tool). Facebook and Zynga’s Texas Hold’em Poker each reached over 50 million, with several others above 40 million Likes. Other pages like Coca Cola had over 30 million and ranked at number 25, MTV had 28.3 million. In the meantime, as Jockline Daily recently launched its own page, we'd appreciate you 'LIKING US', too. CLICK HERE TO SHARE THE LOVE. Another 28.2999 or so, and we'll be in the top 25.

 

 

Don't Forget, The World To End Once Again On Friday Before Next Scheduled Ending

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 - Don't hate us for saying this, but perhaps Oakland based Family Radio ministry's leader, 90 yr-old Harold Camping, should give it rest and leave end of the world ending predictions to others who keep getting it wrong as well. As you'll recall, due to unforseen circumstances, Camping's last prediction for May 21st didn't work out and the millions or so invested in billboards (shown), etc went for naught. Since then, according to kansascity.com, Harold Camping, is sticking to his latest prediction that the world will end - for real this time, well maybe Friday. Reportedly, a woman answering the door at Camping's house on Monday said he was not seeing anyone and politely closed the door. As for his former prediction, Camping says "There's a lot of things that we didn't have quite right and that's God's good provision," he says. "I really am beginning to think as I restudy these matters that there's going to be no big display of any kind. The end is going to come very, very quietly, probably within the next month. It will happen that is by Oct. 21." BTW, should Jockline Daily not show up on Monday, our sincere apologies to the good minister.


 

WFLZ Tampa Goes On Counter Attack Following Arrest Of Rival PD [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2011 -- If you've been following the Tampa radio scene lately, you know there's no love lost between long-time market leader WFLZ, particularly its morning host MJ, and newly launched Cox' WPOI-FM. Yesterday, following a series of attacks since WPOI'S arrival, WFLZ got a chance for payback courtesy of an arrest of its rival PD, Tim Clarke. At MJ's web page it stated "Wow, look who had way too much to drink... it's Timmy!!!! Busted for being drunk in public... Has this ever happened to you? If so, tell us your story? Adding to the rub, they posted a copy of the arrest record and mug shot. They later pranked with a "Win Timmy's Bail Money" promo. According to a police report, Clarke was booked by Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies for disorderly conduct/intoxication and released on $100 bail. Since WPOI-FM launch on July 1, they've spared no pity on longtime dominant WFLZ and MJ kicking off with a 10,000 songs in a row without commercials. WFLZ countered by playing more songs and shortening MJ's Morning Show by an hour. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

WJJG Chicago To Get A Daily Dose Of Steve Dahl

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2011 -- According to 1530 WJJG/Chicago (based in Elmhurst), they claim to have now hit a “Super” Tri-fecta with the addition of Chicago Radio Legend and internet pioneer Steve Dahl to the station’s growing lineup of “super-talkers." In what's called "A Daily Dose of Dahl," he'll provide listeners with three and four minute broadcast each hour on WJJG. Some will come courtesy of his paid-subscription podcast, with other material being original. WJJG GM Matt Dubiel says “This is a huge victory for Chicago radio listeners. These are Steve’s listeners." Steve's doses will be interspersed with Mancow Muller who airs from 7-10am and 1-4pm and Michael Savage who's on 10am to Noon. Dahl will continue to grow his paid-mode DahlCast at www.Dahl.com and Dubiel has urged him to promote his DahlCast on WJJG. Worth noting: at WJJG's website it states they also sells airtime to select shows on the weekends in order to give local talent an opportunity to be local radio stars. PHOTO: Steve Dahl

 


Morning Hosts Now Convinced There's Something Paranormal Going On In Famous Antique Barn

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2011 -- As Jockline Daily told you last month, 105.5 Illionois morning hosts Joe Cicero and Tina Bree accepted a challenge to spend a night in the antique barn at the Volo Auto Museum. And to reiterate, this isn't your usual urban legend haunted house. It's a barn that's been written about in numerous publications and even prompted the Discovery Channel to center an entire episode on it in its “Ghost Lab” show aired last year. According to The Daily Herald, Cicero is now convinced there's something to it. “After experiencing what we did, there’s no doubt there is something supernatural,” Cicero said. “While we didn’t see an actual ghost, we felt the presence of something or someone most of the night.” To document their experience, snapped pictures used two recording devices and a video camera to capture any proof of ghosts on the property. in one of photos (shown) Cicero shows what he believes is a face peering around the corner at them. Cicero said the eeriest part of the evening was the picture of the face shot by Cicero and the location where Bree was shoved were in the same area that “Ghost Lab” caught the shadow man on video.

 

 

John McConnell and Peter Kiernan Team Up To Tackle Media Partisanship

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2011 -- Radio luminary John McConnell, and businessman and philanthropist Peter Kiernan, have teamed up to carve a new space in today’s media landscape. Recognizing that hyper partisanship is negatively affecting the nation, they’re seeking to define the new radical center. Kiernan and McConnell share the perspective that mass media consumers are hungry for news and entertainment that’s more in touch with their needs and interests. Rather than the black and white extremes of today’s left and right, they believe the future lies with the growing masses yearning for a productive, yet feisty and prescriptive middle ground. Americans want diversity in their media. Kiernan is a frequent contributor on TV's Today, Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, and Bloomberg. McConnell serves as president of the Entertainment Radio Network and is a partner with the Elvis Duran Group. Previously, as SVP of Programming at ABC Radio Networks, he successfully managed and created numerous programs such as The ESPN Radio Network, ABC News Radio, The Mike Huckabee Report, The Sean Hannity Show, Paul Harvey’s News and Comment and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. PHOTO: McConnell

 

 

AND THEY'RE OFF: New Jersey's Easy 93.1 FM First To Go All Christmas Music

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2011 -- Remember when the day after Thanksgiving used to the first time a lot of stations would begin airing one or two holiday favorites per hour? A few years back that all changed and since then it's become some kind of contest to see which station would be the first to hop on the all-Christmas bandwagon. And if you thought breaking out Alvin And The Chipmunks (Shown right) right after Halloween was a bit early, check out South Jersey's Easy 93.1. Beginning this week they began bangin out the holiday tunes nearly two weeks before trick or treat. They're even inviting listeners to take the Easy 93.1 FM Christmas Music Survey & tell them what Christmas songs we should (& shouldn’t) play for South Jersey. They add: "Economy got you down? Worried about the flu? Just plain grumpy? Here’s your chance to lift your mood, brighten your day, let your spirits soar & treat yourself to some holiday cheer!" Yeah, whatever. PHOTO: Chipmunks

 

 

Radio Stations Visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to Kick Off Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids® Radiothon Season

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 18TH, 2011 /PRNewswire -- About 180 record label management, radio station general managers, promotions staff, national sales managers, program directors, and on-air staff, including award-winning gospel music artist James Fortune came together this weekend to help kick off the Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids® radiothon season for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. More than 70 radio stations, including Clear Channel, toured the hospital to meet with patients to learn about the latest medical advancements and receive tips on producing a successful radiothon to help raise awareness for St. Jude. Attendees also met with some of the patients and their families to hear their stories and learn why this is such a critical program for the mission of the hospital. The weekend concluded with the annual radio station dinner and a special performance by award-winning gospel music artist James Fortune (shown), who also serves on the Radio Cares advisory council, and St. Jude teen patients Jacquail and Stephanie. PHOTO: St. Jude Hospital

 

 

 

Pandora Coming to 2012 Verano, Regal, LaCrosse This Year, Followed by All 2013 Models

THE MOUTH - OCTOBER 18TH 2011 /PRNewswire — Buick IntelliLink, the luxury brand’s in-car infotainment system, starting with Buick’s 2012 sedans, Verano, Regal and LaCrosse, later this year, followed by Enclave in 2013, become the latest models to come equipped with Pandora. Buick IntelliLink will use Bluetooth or USB to connect the driver’s smartphone to a new 7- or 8-inch, high-resolution, full-color touch screen display radio. The system offers three methods by which drivers can access and navigate their personalized Pandora stations, including controls on the touch screen display radio, buttons on the steering wheel, and voice commands.

 

 

FAA Probes Couple Doing It In The Sky To Get Stern's Attention

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2011 -- Giving new meaning to term mile-high club, a California couple decided to do the nasty while skydiving with hopes of getting SiriusXM's Howard Stern's attention. No sooner had porn star and part-time skydiving instructor Alex Torres and school secretary Hope Howell finished their romp did officials from the FAA begin to investigate. And while "sex stunts" are not likely covered in their manual, According to The Daily Mail, if the pilot allows any activity that could be a distraction, he could be in trouble. We're guessing authorities are now looking deeper into the matter and likely reviewing the video, over and over again, to determine any infraction. Torres had posted the video on his personal blog, but took it down after students at a local high school began sharing it online. Lieutenant Ed Whiting of the Taft Police Department has said since everyone in the video was of age and since no one complained about witnessing the dive, no public nudity charges can be brought. One teenage boy who saw it, got so upset he quickly posted it to all his friends.' Word has it that Torres has now been sacked from his skydive instructor job. Meanwhile, Howell told 23ABC’s South County reporter, Cris Ornelas that she has no regrets about the tape. She said some things that have been reported about the stunt just aren’t true. “It was crazy. It was fun,” Howell said. “My adrenaline was rushing. I was so excited. I was pumped (yes, she said that). I was ready for it to be edited,” Howell said. Howell said she spoke to "The Howard Stern Show" on Friday.

 

 

Red Sox' Owner Crashes 98.5/Boston; Lashes Out At Felger & Massarotti Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2011 -- In case you've been in a deep-sleep, The Boston Redsox' unforgetful playoff implosion left loyal Red Sox devotees in a major funk--you can add extremely p----d off, too. Adding to the disappointment, their highly popular coach Terry Francona exited and rumors began to swirl regarding current exec's Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino. Plus allegations of player's lack of enthusiasm and non-champion eating habits have been swirling as well. Last Friday, to the shock of 98.5 The Sport's Hub's Felger & Massarotti, principal owner John Henry paid an unannounced visit to the duo who've been quite vocal over the whole debacle. Once there he quickly told them "You’re misleading the public.” Among the rumors he defended, which reportedly came from inside the Red Sox organization, pertained to Francona's marriage and alleged addiction to pain medication. 'Henry shouted “It’s reprehensible that was written about in the first place ... If it’s someone within the team, and that’s what it says in the newspaper, I’m upset about it. And I’ve been upset about it.” While the exchange was at times quite heated, things did lighten up a bit when they joked about 98.5's ratings compared to WEEI the team’s flagship radio station. Henry also said he wishes he could have pitched in for a few innings. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Legendary Michigan Host Jim Harper To Hang Up The Cans

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2011 -- 40 year Michigan radio legend Jim Harper has announced his retirement following his contract with WMGC/101.5 Detroit. At WMGC's website he wrote: "There are so many people I wish to thank for a long and wonderful career, especially my wife, Lynn and the hundreds of talented broadcasters that I’ve been blessed to work for and with over the years, including Peter Smyth and the 'All Star Team' at Greater Media Detroit." In addition to his air work, he's also served as Op's Mgr (which may explain the suit and tie). Before coming to WMGC, Harper handled mornings at WNIC. He started off his career in Ypsilanti in 1967 at WYNZ. At present, WMGC's owner, Greater Media hasn't announced any plans for his replacement. PHOTO: Jim Harper

 

 

Randy & Spiff And Moby Among Winners At Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2011 -- Seems like this always happens. On the heels of their recent release from WYAY-FM/Atlanta, longtime market hosts Randy (Cookl) & Spiff (Carner) took stage this past weekend to be placed in this year's Georgia Radio Hall of Fame at The Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in Marietta. According The AJC's Rodney Ho, emcee, SiriusXM host Jay Thomas introduced them as current morning hosts at WYAY-FM, not realizing that they recently left the air some 12 days earlier. Carner yelled: "They fired us!" Thomas fired back: "What's funny, is I sent a tape this morning." Other Atlanta notables earning honors include Moby, who won A Career Achievement Award. And you gotta love Spiff's "Space For Rent" cap. SEE MORE WINNERS HERE PHOTO: Rodney Ho

 

 

Dayton's Kerrigan Honored With Posthumous Local Radio Hall of Fame Induction

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2011 -- Dayton radio icon Steve Kerrigan, who passed away last March after a long battle with cancer, was honored last Saturday by being inducted into the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Longtime partner, Nancy Wilson, told Jockline Daily: "When I found out in 2006, I would be working with Miami Valley radio legend Steve Kerrigan, I'll admit I was intimidated. Here was a man who had already established himself as a comic genius in his years at WTUE, with a heart of gold. In the too short amount of time I worked with him, I learned a great deal. How it's ok to laugh at yourself, how it's important to give back, and to make a difference. He lost his battle with multiple myeloma in March but never stopped fighting. I will miss his laugh, his smile and his courage. Steve Kerrigan was an amazing father, husband, son, brother and co-worker. But most of all to me, he was an amazing friend. I am a better person for knowing Steve Kerrigan . He will live forever in my heart." Wilson raised $50,000 for a research grant in Kerrigan’s name as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2009 Woman of the Year campaign.

 

 

 

Kyle & Jackie O Top Australia's ACRA Awards

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2011 -- Australia's Commercial Radio Awards (comparable to our NAB Marconi's), were announced last night at Jupiters on the Gold Coast and returning to the top spot were former winners The Kyle and Jackie O Show (shown) They last held top honors in 2006 and 2007. Winner of the Best On-Air Team was Melbourne 3AW breakfast team, Ross Stevenson and John Burns. Last year's on-air team winners, Fox FM's Hamish and Andy won a gong this year for Best Station Promotion for their The Thank You Tour. Winners in other top categories included • Best Newcomer - Jules Lund, Today Network, Melbourne • Best Music Presenter - Tim Lee, Fox FM, Melbourne • Best Syndicated Australian Program - My Generation, MCM Media • Best News Presenter FM - Kristy Warner, Nova 969, Sydney • Best News Presenter AM - Steve Blanda, 2UE, Sydney • Best Digital Radio Format - Koffee, Brett Nossiter and Sarah Fletcher, DMG Radio Australia. The show was hosted by Kelsey Grammar. CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE LIST OF WINNERS

 

 

 

Yippee Kay Yay %$#: Film Exec Breaks "Die Hard" News On Jim Rome Show [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 -- Fox Filmed Entertainment Co-Chairman and CEO Tom Rothman called in to The Jim Rome Show this week to share exclusive news about the future of the Die Hard franchise. Rothman shared for the first time that actor Bruce Willis will reprise his role at “John McClane” in A Good Day To Die Hard, which will start filming in Russia this January and will be released February 14, 2013. Rothman also revealed that a new character will join the fifth film in the franchise. But what about doing away with the phrase "Yippee kay yay, Mr. Falcon" in the censored version of Die Hard 2: Rome asked: “Tom, I need to know, has there been any progress on eradicating the phrase ‘Yippee kay yay, Mr. Falcon’ from the entire planet? Have heads rolled? What did you do with that?” “There has been progress!," says Rothman. "We got, never mind the FBI and the CIA. You know, we got 20th Century Fox on it. They're about, unfortunately, you know, many thousands of independent television stations in America, and it's out there, but we found it a bunch of places and killed it. We gotta get to the bottom of where it began, and that's been a little harder…it's an ongoing battle. WATCH VIDEO HERE




 

Wheel Excited: Radio Host To Appear On Wheel of Fortune Next Tuesday

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 -- Her prayers were answered. Tamin Rumfelt, a longtime fan of the popular "Wheel of Fortune" game show and morning host of Winston-Salem's Christian formated 89.3/WBFJ, will finally get her chance to spin the wheel on next Tuesday's show. She told The Winston-Salem Journal that she flew to Los Angeles in early September to tape the show, but she's not allowed to talk about how she did, but she said it was exciting and a lot of fun. "Meeting Pat Sajak was particularly exciting," she said. She also added that "it's much easier playing "Wheel" in the comfort of her living room." At first she was concerned about all the distractions she may encounter on the set, but said "I was able to get into a zone, block the distractions and stay focused," Rumfelt said. Perhaps though, she got some divine help. At her station web blog, it's titled "Jesus Takes The Wheel." PHOTO: Carol Kaelson

 

 

 

With One Host And Friend On The Mend, Another Jock Has Poker Run To Raise Money For Kidney Transplant

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 -- In a story Jockline Daily first reported last month, we're now happy to report that Jason Pennington, of Kevin, Virginia and Jason's Morning Show On WLDI-FM West Palm Beach, along with life-long friend Jim Romano who received a new kidney coutesy of Jason, are now reported to be progressing nicely. Meanwhile, further north, WYAY-FM/Atlanta's Steve “Boomer” Sutton will be conducting a poker run this Saturday to raise money for his much-needed kidney transplant. According to The Cherokee Tribune, after raising about $6,500 last Spring in a golf tournament, his friend and charity organizer Butch Lawson is hoping at least 200 bikers will show up to tomorrow’s "Poker Run." Sutton was diagnosed with renal failure after falling from a ladder in 2008. Doctors have told him a kidney transplant is vital for his survival. With an expected transplant cost of around $250,000 and follow-up medical expenses it could end up costing him up to $5,000 per month for the rest of his life. All proceeds from the Benefit Poker Run will go toward the Steve “Boomer” Sutton Kidney Fund. For more details, visit www.burning-daylight.com. To donate items for fundraising at the event, contact Diana Rich, entertainment coordinator, at (770) 889-2018.

 


Annual Cancer Charity Drive Hits Close To Home For Portland Host

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 -- Lori Voornas, Meredith Manning and Jeff Parsons, hosts of 97.9/WJBQ Portland Maine's morning show, are once again collecting funds for cancer research. But this year's "Cans For A Cure" drive is a bit different for Parsons who recently found out he had cancer, cutaneous B-cell lymphoma. According to WMTV-TV, for the last 10 years, their show has hosted an annual can and bottle drive to help raise money for the Maine Cancer Foundation. Currently, they're camped out in the Maine Mall parking lot until they reach their goal. Sadly, Parsons won't be able to join them for this year's event as he's undergoing tests. You can follow the latest news on Parsons, here.

 

 

 

No Win Situation: Kramer Show Performs In Undies Following Rays Loss

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 --Two weeks ago when the Tampa Bay Rays were in the race to go to the Playoffs, Holly, Miguel And Kramer and (shown right - lady in middle, unknown) had so much faith in their new home team, they made a bet. If the Rays lost against the Rangers, they would do an entire live show, in public, in their underwear. The Rays lost. So yesterday morning, "That Guy" Kramer in the Morning on Play 98.7 broadcasted live from the busiest intersection in the Tampa Bay area in their undergarments...for the entire show!! Either way, as shown by lady in white, she appears to think Miguel's got game! And if you dare, check out more pictures here

 

 

Robin Quivers Reveals She's Turned Down DWTS 3 Times

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 -- On this week's Howard Stern Show, co-host Robin Quivers surprised listeners by sharing that she's now turned down the popular ABC's Dancing with the Stars three times. According to digitalspy, she told Stern that the travel required wouldn't work because their radio show is in New York and DWTS is in LA. She claimed their producers even offered her a private jet to shuttle her between both coasts. "They said they would get me there," She joked back: "'No you won't'." As Jockline Daily reported last August, Quivers was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that she now says almost killed her." As for the dancing, we have no doubt she would have been a good choice for DWTS, but not likely Stern. Check out the attached link to Howard TV who proves once again as he whales with Bai Ling that perhaps it's best he stick with the mic. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

They're Baaaaakkk: Tony & Kris Return To KSON For Nights

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 -- USRN Syndicated Tony & Kris (Tony Randall & Kris Rochester) who held mornings at KSON from 1993-2003, announced yesterday their return to the top-rated country outlet for nights beginning at some point in November. The station will utilize some locally customized content from the show along with content from their daily morning show which is distributed nationally by United Stations Radio Networks. Tony & Kris in the Morning will remain based in Nashville and the show is in national syndication direct from their studios on Music Row.  Kris joked "We woke up San Diego for 15 years and we couldn't be happier to come back now and put them to sleep.....wait a second! Well, you know what we mean."

 

 

 

Lena Svenson Exits Dave Ryan Show; Search On For New Co-Host

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2011 -- You can call this one of the rare major morning openings in radio and a chance to co-host with one of Minny's most respected personalities, Dave Ryan. Lena, who has worked as "Lena Svenson" on KDWB since 2007, is moving on. She's keeping her options open and may be back on the radio somewhere soon. "She was great," says Dave. "We found her working at a bank, auditioned her and we were so impressed with her natural talent and warmth. I'm completely bummed to see her moving on."Think you're ready to work with one of the industry's most-creative and visible shows? Dave would love to hear from you! dckibler@aol.com Ryan is a regular contributor to The Morning Mouth where he pens each month's "Time & Temp" column.

 

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Mike Thomas Gets VP Programming Stripes At CBS Boston

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- With shows such as Toucher & Rich & Karson & Kennedy under his reigh, CBS Radio/Boston has promoted Mike Thomas to VP/Programming. He expands his responsibilities to include the entire 5 station cluster which includes WBZ-AM, Hot AC WBMX (MIX 104.1), Classic Hits WODS, Classic Rock WZLX-FM and Sports WBZ. CBS Radio SVP/MM Mark Hannon says: "His launch of 98.5 The Sports Hub in 2009 has been one of the most successful in recent radio history, and the station being named Sports Station of the Year at the 2011 NAB Marconi Radio Awards was a tremendous accomplishment.

 

 

 

Bert Weiss Takes "Big Thank You" Drive To HLN's Robin Meade [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 - Bert Weiss, known simply as Bert on the Cumulus syndicated "The Bert Show," is once again rounding up handwritten letters to be sent to soldiers on Thanksgiving Day. As Jockline Daily first told you a few weeks back, this year's target is 400,000 letters, an increase of approximately 25,000 from their last drive a couple of years ago. Yesterday, Bert took his cause to none other than HLN’s Morning Express With Robin Meade. If you can take you eyes off Robin for just second, check out the video link below where Bert tells her what an extra special meaning handwritten notes makes to soldiers and offers feedback from some of the soldiers. In the video, you'll also be able to see some behind the scenes shots of station personnel organizing and packaging some of boxes getting ready for shippment (no later than October 28th). After reading one of the letters on air, Robin then surprises Bert by pulling out a letter she wrote on HLN stationary to one of the soldiers as well. For more details, check out the other links at the video site. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

 

Report: Merlin's Michaels Meets With FM 101.1 Staff And Gives Reassurance

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 - Perhaps no stations in recent times has ever undergone more scrutiny than Merlin Media's launch of FM New 101.1 in Chicago and FM New 101.9 New York. Following last week's announcement of Dave Williams parting of ways in Chicago, Time Out's Robert Feder reports that yesterday Merlin's CEO Randy Michaels met separately with FM News 101.1 staff members to give them reassurance and to layout a few programming adjustments. Feder writes: “Randy made it clear that the basic premise [of the format] isn’t wrong, but that a number of things had to be corrected based on what they had been hearing and the feedback from the audience.” A source who was at the meeting told Feder: “What Randy’s done is swing it back a little more toward the mainstream. We want to make it appeal to men, too.” Reportedly, sports and financial news have been added to the mix. Merlin's Randy Michaels and Walter Sabo will sit down for their first-ever, live interview at the upcoming Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp, set for October 27-29, at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

30 Rock's Alec Baldwin To Launch Talk Show Podcast On WNYC

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 - As actor Alec Baldwin prepares for life after 30 Rock, he's putting down the make-up for now and picking up the mic for a weekly podcast called "Here's The Thing" to be aired on NYC Public radio WNYC beginning Oct. 24th. According to WNYC's Blog, Award-"The podcast will give Baldwin an opportunity to pursue his passions and interests through conversations with a variety of newsmakers, artists, actors, writers and public figures who spark his fancy." No stranger to radio and an admitted junkie, he hosted shows on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR and has also guest-hosted on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen.
WNYC is known for its personality-driven format including Radiolab with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Freakonomics Radio with Stephen Dubner and On the Media with Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield.Actor Michael Douglas is reportedly his first scheduled guest on Here's the Thing. New podcasts will be released every two weeks. The podcasts can be downloaded at www.heresthething.org or iTunes. PHOTO: Mary Ellen Matthews

 

 

Longtime CBS-FM/New York's Bill Brown Passes Away At 69

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 - We were saddened to learn of the passing of one of radio's consumate midday host, Bill Brown, who held the mic at CBS-FM NYC for 36 years. Yesterday, following a long illness, he passed away at the age of 69 at his home in Lake Hopatcong, NY. Radio' s Art Vuolo shared his memory of Bill with Jockline Daily saying: Bill Brown was the consummate mid-day host. A widely circulated audio CD I made years ago called "10 Years of NYC Radio-the 60's" featured Bill Brown on CBS-FM before they were oldies. On this memorable Thanksgiving Day aircheck he said "If you woke up this morning and man this day is for the birds...you'd be right. Turkey day 1969 and here come the Tokens." BTW...it wasn't "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." I also charish my video clips of him in 1987 and again in 1998. Those "Brown Bag Lunches" will never be the same. Bill is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debbie (Meehan) Brown of Lake Hopatcong; his son, Bill Brown; daughter-in-law Rosario (Castellon) Brown, and two granddaughters, Emilia and Camila, all residing in California.

 

 

 

Top News From Across The Pond: Chris Evans Tweet Upsets 'New Talent'

BY Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 - For two weeks, Jon Holmes and Miranda Hart, filled in for Chris Evans on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show. Regular listeners complained and the BBC put out a statement defending their choice and commitment to "new talent". When Evans returned on Monday, he tweeted "Thx for all kind welcome backs, really did miss being on the radio more than ever this last fortnight. BTW I have zero say on who fills in!" Holmes was not impressed. "Thanks for that," he tweeted Evans.

Janice Gets Mugged - Veteran disc jockey Janice Long was the victim of a bizarre mugging outside the BBC studio in London. An attacker punched her in the face and made off with a VIP pass for an Echo And The Bunnymen concert. She had just attended the concert at the London Palladium and was arriving at the BBC’s Broadcasting House in Great Portland Street to present her Radio 2 show. Janice was wearing the pass around her neck, it was the only item stolen. Although the concert had finished, her access-all-areas pass also gave admission to the private party being given by the band. Later she attended an identity parade at a nearby police station.
 
Small Joke Almost Gets Jack in Trouble - Ofcom (our version of the FCC) says a comedy Jack FM sweeper that mentioned dwarves and learning difficulties had the potential to offend listeners. The Celador-owned station on the South Coast took swift action to deal with initial contact from a listener about the material, leading the regulator not to uphold a complaint. The production was one of the station’s trademark one-liner gags which are slotted in between the non-stop music during daytime hours. “Never buy a dwarf with learning difficulties. It’s not big and it’s not clever”. When contacted by Ofcom, Celador (Who are also the creators and owners of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” ) said that with two jokes broadcast in each 30 minute segment it was clear to listeners that the production was intended to be humorous. The station also said they had apologised directly to the complainant and explained that the joke was “not specifically intended to target anybody with disabilities”, but recognised that it had offended people. The sweeper was removed from the playout schedule ahead of the initial contact from Ofcom, the station said. The regulator noted that the phrase ‘it’s not big and it’s not clever’ is often used in a light-hearted context and is not in itself potentially offensive. However, Ofcom considered that listeners were likely to understand the joke as being directed at people with dwarfism and learning difficulties so it therefore “had potential to offend.”

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. EMAIL GRAHAM HERE

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Brian Lakamp Named President of Clear Channel Digital

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 - Clear Channel Radio today announced that Brian Lakamp has been named President of Clear Channel Digital, a new position. Lakamp previously was Executive Vice President of Digital Media at Clear Channel.  His appointment is effective immediately.  Lakamp will report to John Hogan, Clear Channel Radio’s President and CEO. In his new role, Lakamp will oversee the company’s digital strategy, which includes iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio product, as well as the infrastructure, tools and social media integration for its local stations’ branded Internet properties. He will also continue to work with key partners to develop cutting-edge tools and products for all of Clear Channel’s radio, media and entertainment properties. Clear Channel has also named Pablo Calamera Chief Technology Officer of Clear Channel Digital. Calamera formerly led the team that developed Thumplay’s state-of-the-art digital music technology as their Chief Technology Officer.


 


Infamous Seattle "Super Hero" Dishes On Arrest For Fighting Crime With B.J. Shea [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 --Phoenix Jones, a self proclaimed "Super Hero", made headlines this week as he was arrested by the Seattle Police for trying to help fight crime. Jones was arrested at 2:30 AM on Sunday after allegedly spraying pepper spray on people who he claims were fighting; however, Seattle police claim the people were dancing. After the arrest, Jones joined the BJ Shea Morning Experience (99.9 KISW Seattle) to explain that he should not have been arrested for assault, and that he was the one assaulted: "I didn’t do anything but what I normally do, I didn’t do anything but what the police have advised me to do…everything that I’ve been advised to do this whole time has been, call 9-1-1 and don’t interject myself in a violent crime if some one is not going to get really hurt. And I don’t know what trying to run someone over with a car looks like to everyone else, but to me it looks slightly like death and I’m not cool with that." When asked what was different this time as opposed to past times that he had helped fight crime, Jones told BJ Shea, "Here , I’ll tell you the difference: a guy named Officer Delpina. That’s D-E-L-P-N-A. He doesn’t like me and we’ve had issues before…I’ve never used his name before because I wanted to keep a good relationship with the Police Department." Join with BJ Shea at this year's 2nd Annual TMC/TSBC in Dallas during our special "New Voices" panel set for Friday, October 28th. Click Here For More Details --- LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 


 

Post Win-A-Baby Poop: Making All Five Finalists Winners Was Simply The Right Thing To Do [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- Being the very first to bring you this story last month, we took great pride in breaking the news yesterday morning that not one, but all five finalists would each receive a $35,000 fertility treatment prize. Yesterday, the Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni and Josie were supposed to announce the winning couple from the top five final couples in the ‘Win A Baby!’ contest. However, in a shocking moment it was announced that The New Hot 89-9 will be PAYING FOR ALL FIVE FINAL COUPLES’ fertility treatments! Jeff Mauler told Jockline Daily: “It was the right thing to do, giving fertility treatment to all 5 couples. That’s why we did it. It was simply the right thing to do ... This is the first time in the history of radio that a station has offered a prize of fertility treatment." Win A Baby! was announced on Labor Day (Monday, September 5th). By the deadline for entries nearly 400 applications were received. From the 400 applications a judging panel narrowed it down to 5 final couples. The couples stories were posted online and listeners were encouraged to vote for the couple that spoke to them the most. Now with their permission and in fact, with their encouragement the winners names are Natasha and Ryan Derouchie, Marie Allene MacGillivray and Christopher James Noiles, Tracy and Nathan Broad, Josee and Steven Nicholson and Carly and Benjamin Perkins. LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

Trump Weighs In On Protesters: "...A Lot of Guys Going Down There To Find Dates" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- is there anyone more honest than business and TV Mogul, Donald Trump? Yesterday he joined WLS/Chicago's Don and Roma Show and weighed in the latest Occupy A City activists. "There are a lot of guys going down there to try and find dates because there's a lot of of people having a lot of fun down there. And you have some serious people also but there's a big group of people that are down there for other reasons, including fun. Many of them are well meaning, but I think they're also, to a certain extent, naive. But there are many of them that are well meaning, there's no question about that," Trump said. Of course, Trump wouldn't be Trump with out promoting his new "16" and "Deck" restaurants in Chicago and even invited Don & Roma to be his guests. And does he regret dropping out of the Presidential race? Apparently so, saying "I loved it when I was doing it. I had a good time. I like building buildings more." In the meantime, he claimed many of candidates want his endorsement. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Clear Channel and Educational Media Foundation To Bring The K-LOVE® and Air1® Radio Networks To iHeartRadio

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- Clear Channel announced today that K-LOVE and Air1, the Country’s Leading Contemporary Christian Stations, Will Stream Wherever iHeartRadio is Available, Including Web, Mobile and Automobile Users can Listen to K-LOVE’s Positive and Encouraging Personalities Featuring Scott & Kelli, JD Chandler and Amanda Carroll, and also the Positive, Alternative Air1 Personalities Including Eric & Mandy, Brant Hansen and Ashton on the New iHeartRadio. Educational Media Foundation (EMF) is a listener-supported network of contemporary Christian radio stations heard in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, and more located throughout the United States and online. EMF is the leading digital network for Christian Contemporary music as ranked by Triton Digital; the stations reach an online audience estimated of 600,000 listeners per week with K-LOVE and Air1. Clear Channel released the official New iHeartRadio on September 23, at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas; it is available for PC and Mac at iHeartRadio.com, on the iPhone -- compatible with the iPad and iPod Touch -- and Android.  Other platforms will be coming soon.

 

 

94 HJY/Rhode Island Pitches In With Relief To Retirees

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- Leave it to perennial rocker, 94 HJY Rhode Island to jump into a local debate surrounding pension funds for retirees. As the promotion says: "When the inmates are running the asylum, someone has to stip in and it's the home of rock and roll to the rescue!" In its 94 HJY Pension Relief Fund bit, they're giving some of their older rock and rollers a chance to win a $1000 10 times a day. Once someone scores, they're given a chance for a larger payoff of $75,000! PD Chris Tyler told WPRI.com, " The station likes to give its cash contests titles that are “relatable to our audience, topical, and even a little edgy if possible .. With the Rhode Island pension fund being local headline news, we knew ’94 HJY’s Pension Relief Fund’ would connect with our listeners and even bring a little levity to a frustrating situation for so many Rhode Islanders." As you'll see from banner above, Boch Toyota South is the main sponsor. As also noted, 94 HJY is no stranger to politics, its Paul and Al Morning Show” has parodied former Congressman Patrick Kennedy for years.

 

 

 

O'Donnell Tells Stern She's Ready To Tie The Knot With Rounds

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- Out Making the rounds (no pun, I swear) to promote her new talk show "The Rosie Show" on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network, it didn't take long for SiriusXM's Howard Stern to steer the interview to O'Donnell's new highly publicized relationship with Michelle Rounds. According to Extra TV, when Sterns brought up whether marriage was in play, she said "I think it could be in the cards. It's legal in New York ... I think we've discussed it." When Howard commented on how quickly she was moving, Rosie joked, "C'mon, I'm 49 and I'm gay." She also admitted that her and Rounds are already in "the honeymood phase," saying "..we have a very affectionate relationship ... sometimes her kids say, "Ugh, mom, get a room!"

 

 

THIS MONTH IN THE MOUTH: 5 Things Every Broadcaster Could Learn From Steve Jobs

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- Last week, we were all deeply saddened by the loss of one of the world's most brilliant minds, Apple's Steve Jobs. And while he may be gone, his approach to success and marketing lives on and can easily lend itself well to every broadcaster. In this month's "Dead Air" column of The Morning Mouth, editor Don Anthony zeroes in on 5 things which stand out most. Here's a preview: "...Jobs never followed, he led. He was always an orignal, never the copier. How many shows, or stations for that matter, are merely duplicates of someone elses creation? When's the last time you listened to something or someone on the air and thought to yourself "brilliant!" Think about Jobs. How many products did he create that sparked that response? Nearly all of them! So easily, the first thing we can learn from Jobs is to strive to be an original; do something that hasn't already been done and do it in a way that sets it apart from the rest." Tomorrow, Anthony previews Job's "Brand Dominance."

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- In this month's "Dead Air" segment of The Morning Mouth we pay tribute to the life and genius of Apple's Steve Jobs. In his aftermath, we focus on his approach to success and marketing and how they can serve as inspiration to every broadcaster. Yesterday we offered a preview of this article touching on his "Originality." Today, the focus is branding. Has anyone ever managed their brand or image better than Jobs? Mac became synonomous with user-friendly, stylish, smart, revolutionary, irresistable, state of the art -- I could go on. High atop the list: "COOL." Mac was more than products, it was a warehouse of emotions. How many emotions emanate from the mere mention of your show or station? Is your website irresistable? Coming up Tomorrow: Pt. 3: "Failing Your Way To The Top."

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- In this month's "Dead Air" segment of The Morning Mouth we pay tribute to the life and genius of Apple's Steve Jobs. In his aftermath, we focus on what broadcasters can learn from his approach to success and marketing. This week we offered a few snippets, so far including Job's well established "originality," and extraordinary branding. Today, the subject is "failing." Don Anthony writes: "Failure isn't final. Steve Jobs was ousted from the very company he helped create. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, he left Apple and quickly formed NeXT. In 1986, he acquired a computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd, which later became Pixar Animation Studios and eventually launched "Toy Story." In 1996, Apple bought out NeXT and brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded. Nearly seven years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer. But as his health failed, he found time to introduce the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Reportedly, he left behind nearly five years of proposed projects for Apple. For some, failure is demoralizing. For Jobs, it appeared motivational. READ "Learning From Steve Jobs" in this this issue.

 

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Melissa Bunting Lands In Mornings At 999 (Don't Tell Hermain Cain) Virgin Radio/Toronto

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 12TH, 2011 -- FOM Melissa Bunting has headed north, way north, to the city of Toronto where she joins 999 Virgin Radio's MadDog & Maura Show. She formerly co-hosted and produced for KDRK- Spokane with Melissa and Bob, KYGO - Denver with Kelly and Rider and WFUS - Tampa with the Skip Mahaffey Morning Show. Send her your best at mbunting@astral.com.

 

 

 

SURPRISE ENDING TO HOT 89.9'S "WIN-A-BABY" CONTEST!

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2011 -- In what may best be described as one of the most creative, yet controversial contest ever held by a radio station, 89.9/Ottawa's Morning Hot Tub, Featuring Mauler Rush, Jenni and Josie, announced their winner this morning of its "Win A Baby Contest." Chosen from 5 finalists, to the surprise of an emotionally packed room, ALL FIVE FINALISTS WERE DECLARED WINNERS will receive $35,000 each in fertility treatments and more. Visit Hot 899 For The Latest Details Check out The Morning Tub In This Month's Morning Mouth.

 

 

 

Hank Williams Jr. Rips Fox & Friends In New Single; Joins "The View" And "Hannity" Today

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2011 - Not that anyone thought Hank Jr. would go quietly from his MNF exit, yesterday he began offering free downloads of his new single "Keep The Change." And judging by the lyrics, he's not referring to the kind of change you drop in the soda machine. Among the lyrics: "So Fox & Friends -- wanna put me down -- ask for my opinion -- then twist it all around // Suppose to be talkin' about my Father's new cd -- so two can play that gotcha game just wait and see." Then there's the chorus "I'll keep the USA and ya'll can keep the change." Today he's set to appear on "The View" and "Hannity." At his website he states: “Whoopi and Joy understood what I was saying ... After watching the clip of their show, I knew I needed to talk to them first. Who knows, Whoopi may run for President and I’ll be her Vice President…now that will really stir it up!” Before time expires, CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

 

 

 

Dave FM's Baron Invades Occupy Atlanta [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11, 2011 -- It was only a matter of time before the occupy a city movement became fodder for show material. With Atlanta being one of the latest cities to be descended upon by activists, it didn't take long for Dave FM/Atlanta, and former MSBC "Battle of The Bits" grand prize champ, Jimmy Baron to join the activity. Yesterday, he went down to Woodruff Park in Atlanta to talk with the Occupy Atlanta activists. Initially, he went there to interview the protesters and find out what they want, but he ended up singing protest songs, hanging out in their tents and making friends. In the linked video we think you'll be impressed with Baron's interview skills as he labors to find out what one protester does for a living. After failing to get a straight answer, you'll appreciate Baron's "Springer-Like" head turn and wink. Baron told Jockline Daily "Based on the people I interviewed, this should be called the Rally For Vagueness." Check out his journey here along with pics. WATCH VIDEO HERE


 

 

Feder Weighs In On New Realties For Chicago's Top Jocks

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11, 2011 -- A lot can change in five years. Especially, to the kinds of salaries enjoyed by some of Chicago's top personalities back in 2006. Robert Feder's Time Out Chicago writes this morning that, according to knowledgeable industry sources, The Mix' Eric Ferguson (shown) is now the city's only remaining host to top a million a year, with Roe Conn close behind. But even they, claims Feder, make less than under previous contracts. Feder attributes the salary reductions to two factors:The economic downturn and the introduction of the new ratings measurements (PPM). Feder adds: "Most of the star performers disappeared for a while, sitting out the remaining months or years of their contracts or waiting for new opportunities to arise. In the process, they all came to realize that the good old days were over. If they wanted to get back on the air, they’d have to adapt, adjust, and accept a whole lot less money than before. So that’s just what they did." READ ENTIRE FEDER ARTICLE HERE

 

 

 

Just In Time For Halloween: George Noory Releases "Talking To The Dead"

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11, 2011 -- George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated Coast to Coast AM, is releasing his third book today, Talking to the Dead. Co-written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural, Talking to the Dead explores the colorful history and personalities behind spirit communications, weaving together spirituality, metaphysics, science and technology. Published by Forge Books, it examines the idea that new technology can connect with the spirit realms through the vibrations of sound. Noory stated, “We’re excited about the launch of Talking to the Dead - not only for worldly readers, but also for those on the other side.” Talking to the Dead will also feature numerous anecdotes and examples from memorable Coast to Coast AM shows, and touching stories about those searching for meaning beyond death.

 

 

 

Miley's Special Encounter With Host' Daughter Stuns Billy Ray [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11TH, 2011 - You'll find Pt 1, 2 & 3 of this emotionally charged interview with Billy Ray Cyrus with WXLP/Quad Citie's Dwyer & Michaels Show - below (recent news). But it was the interview close, (which due to time we were unable to post yesterday), that left show members and listeners gasping for air. Greg Dwyer shared a story with Billy Ray involving his daughter who had attended a special cheerleader trip hosted by Miley Cyrus. Without giving away the end, let's just say Billy Ray was caught off guard and revealed some candid emotion uncommon to most interviews where artist are there promoting their concert LISTEN PT 4 HERE

 

 

Kidd's Kid's Day Tops $415K In Four Hours

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 11, 2011 -- Although many people donate to Kidd’s Kids throughout the year, the show has one special fundraising day called Kidd’s Kids Day. Over $415k was raised October 6 for this year’s Kidd’s Kids Day, donations came through the Southwest Airlines call center, texting, online and Kidd Kraddick in the Morning’s national affiliate markets.
Kidd Kraddick in the Morning will be broadcasting from Walt Disney World November 17-21 for their annual Kidd’s Kids trip. Kidd’s Kids 2011 will take 51 terminally/chronically ill or physically challenged children and their intermediate families to Orlando for five amazing days of suspended reality. In a four-hour period, over $415k was raised on Kidd’s Kids Day, this past October 6. With these generous donations, Kidd’s Kids is able to cover all expenses: hotel, park passes, meals, transportation, spending money and souvenirs for 184 Kidd’s Kids and family members. Kidd’s Kids partner, Southwest Airlines, provides Kidd’s Kids a complimentary aircraft equipped with WiFi and a unique Kidd’s Kids decal, as well as private hangars in Dallas and Orlando.

 

 

 

Laurie Cantillo Joins TMC/TSBC Line-Up

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 - The second annual Talk Media Conference/Talk Show Boot Camp which kicks off in just 19 days in Dallas is pleased to announce the addition of Laurie Cantillo to this year's "Talk Academy" scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre. As one of radio's most respected and influential spoken-word programmers, Laurie has worked with talent ranging from Oprah to Imus. She is the Program Director of 77 WABC in New York and also works with Cumulus Media Networks’ marqee talk hosts including: Don Imus, Mark Levin, John Batchelor, Larry Kudlow, and Doug McIntyre. Before moving to New York, Cantillo was the Program Director for Oprah & Friends Radio on Sirius/XM and the PD of Clear Channel’s KFYI and XTRA Sports 910 in Phoenix, taking KFYI to its first #1 ratings. She was voted by her peers as one of Radio Ink’s Best PD’s of 2011 as well as one of the magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Radio”. Cantillo is no stranger behind the microphone, working as co-anchor of the top-rated “Colorado’s Morning News” on 850 KOA in Denver, where she was also a reporter, assignment editor and Executive Producer. Led bymoderater Heather Cohen, Laurie joins Gabe Hobbs, David Bernstein, Drew Hayes, Alan Furst and Randall Bloomquist on the panel. For more details or to register, CLICK HERE

 

 

Missouri Judge Grants Judgement Against Georgia Internet Host Accused Of Fraudulently Seeking Donations From Storm Aid Concert

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 - According to The Huntsville Time's Chris Welch, a Missouri judge has granted a default judgment against Steven Blood, aka Woody Nelson, a Georgia-based Internet Radio Host, who was accused of fraudulently seeking donations via the Internet for a concert in Joplin, Mo. last August. Reportedly, Blood tried the same thing in Huntsville, AL last June, selling T-shirts and tickets for a concert at the Huntsville Speedway before Speedway owner Martin Pierce cancelled the event. He did so after learning from their managers that artists Willie Nelson and Gretchen Wilson weren't performing. Charges weren't filed with the Huntsville concert, however, in the Joplin event, a Missouri judge ordered Nelson to pay restitution to any victims of his deceit and to pay a penalty to the state of Missouri equal to 10 percent of the restitution. Blood also was ordered to pay $13,000 in civil penalties and $10,400 in attorney and court costs. The attorney general's office in Missouri alleges Blood collected nearly $5,000 through the account since the Joplin and Tuscaloosa tornadoes and it's alleged none of the money had gone to help tornado victims, but instead had been used for Blood's personal expenses. READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

 

 

Radio Interview Ignites Political Firestorm [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 - "Thank God." Those were the two words uttered last week by Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown as he responded jokingly to WZLX’s Kevin Karlson's (of Karlson & McKenzie) question: “Have you officially responded to Elizabeth Warren’s comment about how she didn’t take her clothes off? Senator Scott Brown shot back (laughing) “Thank God.” Her comment, of course, a reference to Brown's sexy pose in Cosmo magazine while he was in law school. His response, an apparent dig at her looks. Well, no sooner had these words left his lips before his political rivals went into motion. With both candidates in a neck and neck contest, the comment was quickly following by released statements from two of Brown's female colleagues, one saying "It's inappropriate to make light of his personal circumstances, or to disparage or belittle him for the decisions he made to improve his life. Scott is one of the best guys to work with in the Senate, and I am proud to call him my colleague." Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren responded to reporters by saying "I'll survive a few jabs from Scott Brown about my appearance." What do you think? Sexist? Overblown? Great PR For Karlson & McKenzie? LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

 

Artie Lange To Make Return Appearance On Letterman

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 - It was just over two years ago when Artie Lange, then a member of the Howard Stern Show, made is last appearance on Late Night With David Letterman. It would be only month's later when news came of his self-inflicted stabbing and long recovery and rehab. Now on the heels of his just announced launch on DirecTV of he and comedian Nick DiPaolo's new sports/comedy radio and tv talk show, he's making a triumphant return this Friday, October 14th. According to The Examiner, although Lange has made appearances on several comedy podcasts over the past few months, this will be the first time he's appeared on TV since the January 2010 incident. As for an appearance on Stern's show, reportedly the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" is too concerned about Lange's possibly fragile mental state to risk exposing him to a "tell all" in studio interview. Lange will join comedian Eddie Brill and the band Beirut on this Friday's show.

 

 

 

Billy Ray Cyrus Interview Turns Emotional While Recalling Letter To Kurt Cobain [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 - Billy Ray Cyrus may not be your typical classic-rock guest, but then again this was on the Quad-Citie's iconic Dwyer & Michaels Show. This didn't turn out to be your typical radio interview either. As the popular singer and father of mega star Miley Cyrus talked about letters he had received from other stars. One he wouldn't forget was a letter of encouragement he received from Johnny Cash back during a difficult time for Cyrus in 1992. Dwyer then asked if he had ever written a similar letter to another star. He recalled doing so with rocker Kurt Cobain. As he retells the story and the subsequent loss of his then new found friend, his voice began to shake. The emotional ride didn't stop there. LISTEN TO PT 1-- PT 2 -- PT 3 ---PT 4 HERE

 

 


Jason Bonham Reads Letter To Dad, Led Zeppelin's "Bonzo"

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 -- On last Friday's Clear Channel syndicated Paul and Young Ron Show, Led Zeppelins legendary drummer John "BONZO" Bonhams' son Jason was in the studio (shown here with comedian Kevin Nealonz). Before he left his house Jasons son Jager handed him a note. It was a letter to Jasons dad Bonzo who died 13 years ago. The letter talked about what an incredible father Jason was and how he wished for all the world he was still around for him to talk to and learn to play the drums with. He promised his Grandad he would take it seriously and be as good a drummer as he was...and as his dad is. Hear the amazingly poignant moment with the following link LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

 

Remember What Day It Is? Piscopo Talks Columbus Day With Chris Stigall

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2011 -- Joe Piscopo, remember? Okay, so it's been awhile since his days on SNL, but who could forget his spot-on impersonation of Frank Sinatra. And don't forget his Italian-American roots to South Jersey and Philly either. WPHT/Philly's Chris Stigall didn't and invited him on to discuss Columbus Day, where Piscopo would join yesterday's classic parade in Philly and much more. Just to recap, this special day is a tribute to Christopher Columbus, the explorer who's credited with discovering America. It was his voyage in 1492 that accidentally missed the west Indies as he planned, and instead landed in the Bahamas. With boatloads of great wine braciole and cannolis, he easily won over the inhabitants, and the rest as they say, is history (yes, we completely made up the part about the wine, braciole and cannolis, but you gotta think...) Back to the interview, once past chat of their soon to be failed hopes of both the Phillies and Yankees reaching the series, they touched on Piscopo's appearance today on fellow Italian CNBC's Maria Bartiromo's Show (whom Stigall calls "smokin") and Fox's Megan Kelly who's not Italian, but who cares. Enjoy the holiday and interview here LISTEN TO AUDIO Piscopo Photo/Debby Wong-Shutterstock.com Bartiromo/CNBC

 

 

 

Radio Remembers Steve Jobs

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2011 -- As an industry addicted to gadgets, the loss of Apple's Steve Jobs hit an extra sad note late Wednesday as many broadcasters learned of his passing via one of his devices. Emails and texts continued to come in yesterday from Jockline Daily readers. Here are just a few: "When I left Dallas for Seattle several years ago I was going through a very tough custody battle. I would fly from Seattle to Dallas every other weekend for two years. Then one day I found out about Mac having a feature called video chat. It changed my life! I was able to see my kids everyday and chat with them. If it weren't for video chat, I could not have lasted in Seattle away from my children. RIP STEVE and thank you!" Sent from a very secret location - FITZ/The Wolf/Seattle (who's on his Honeymoon)------- "He inspired me on so many levels. He dealt with adversity with class and a positive attitude... very helpful to me, because I did the opposite. His innovations & persistence showed me how to always adapt my show during turbulent programming times (hello, PPM?). He will be missed, but he's left us plenty of great memories and reminders of his contributions... " BJ Shea/KISW Seattle -------- "I didn’t know Steve Jobs . . . I knew of Steve Jobs. So why do I feel like *I* lost someone? Well, because I did. We all did. What he demonstrated for me (on a global scale) is that a dreamer can do things . . . simply because he/she thinks they can. Steve Jobs set out to change the world . . . simply because he thought he could. And he did. There is magnificent truth in this simple belief. Steve Jobs took this simple truth . . . and caused a massive impact on this planet. ...Goodbye, Giant. You inspired me to believe I could do my own thing . . . and I’m doing it. I will teach my little girls that they can do the same. ‘Just look at what Steve Jobs did . . . because he thought he could.’ Johnny Vega CEO Wise Brother Media --------- "I don't think I can say anything that hasn't been said already," said Al Peterson as he composed the latest edition of NTS MediaOnline Today on his iMac, texted his daughter on his iPhone while listening to a favorite playlist on his iPod, and scribbling a memo to himself on his iPad. "I wish I could take credit for it but in all the coverage I've read in the wake of his death, the best line I saw was, 'America doesn't need more jobs, it needs more Steve Jobs.' Perfect." Al Peterson Publisher/Editor-In-Chief and co-presenter of this year's second annual TMC/TSBC Dallas. Photo: Jobs

 

 

KPLZ's Kent & Alan Scoops Interview With Amanda Knox Father [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2011 -- Following Amanda Knox' release this week from an Italian Prison and return home to Seattle, WA., the world has eyed this story closely. At first very little was heard from both her and her family. But yesterday, for the first time, Amanda Knox father, Curt, finally spoke up with Seattle's perennial duo Kent & Alan to do his first FM morning show interview (he later joined KOMO for an interview as well). Among the highlights: She's adjusting well and her first meal was pizza. Off air, executive producer Leonard Barokas said to Curt, "What an incredible thing you did for your daughter- cashing out your retirement, maxing out your credit cards, taking a second mortgage out on your house." He said "Leonard, you have a daughter- you would have done the same." LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE Photo: Screen Grab

 

 

 

Radio Giants Battle It Out In LA; Rick Dee's Led Hot 92.3 Jumps Into Top 10

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2011 -- The latest Arbitron numbers are out in Los Angeles and, as usual, KIIS, led by uber jock, Ryan Seacrest, once again held the top spot with a whopping 5.6. They were followed by KFI, whose line-up includes Bill Handel and John & Ken, with its highest numbers this year at a 5.3, and in third place, Carson Daly morning driven Amp Radio 97.1 with a 4.6. According to LA's Daily News', Rick Wagoner, the iconic Rick Dees, whom Wagoner says "had been written off by many prior to his arrival to the FM R&B station (Hot 92.3) now stands firmly in the top 10, tied with The Wave (94.7 FM) for eighth place with a 3.4 share of the audience." Rounding out the top ten include: (percentage of listeners age 6 and older - 6 a.m. and midnight) 4. KOST, KRTH (3.7); 6. KLVE (3.6); 7. KPWR - Power 106 (3.5); 8. KHHT - Hot 92.3, KTWV - The Wave (3.4); 10. KKGO - Go Country 105 (3.2).

 

 

 

Radio Dream Team To Produce Sun's "Payne Nation" With Charles Payne

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2011 -- Sun Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced the launch of nationally syndicated radio show Payne Nation with Charles Payne debuting on October 17th, and featuring Fox News contributor Charles Payne. To ensure a impressive launch, they've
assembled an elite team of experts to produce the show including Edd Hall – Announcer: Best known as Jay Leno's announcer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for 12 years. Chad Wilkinson – Executive Producer: Chad worked with the likes of The Lou Dobbs Show, The Dennis Miller Show, Gabe Hobbs – Program & Talent Specialist; Regarded by many as one of the top radio programmers in America. Gabe has served as the in-house consultant for Premiere Radio Networks, was involved with shows such as The Rush Limbaugh Program, The Glenn Beck Show and The Dr. Laura Show. Also joining the team is Jim Robinson - President of the former ABC Radio Networks. Jim was named the 2006 News/Talk Executive of the Year by Radio & Records Magazine and has been featured in Radio Ink’s list of the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio. Charles Payne (shown) a Fox Business Network contributor and co-host of "Varney & Co., also hosts a Saturday afternoon talk show on KFI-AM in Los Angeles

 

 

 

WHO DONE IT? Hank Williams Jr. Claims He Pulled The Plug On MNF

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2011 -- Controversy over who pulled the plug first seems to have overshadowed yesterday's parting of Hank Williams Jr's from ESPN's Monday Night Football. On Thursday the network issued a release saying "We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue." Following this missive, HWJ shot back at his website: AFTER ESPN SUSPENDS HANK JR. FOR ONE-WEEK, HANK JR. DECIDES TO PULL HIS SONG FROM BEING USED ON ESPN FOR REMAINDER OF SEASON! “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.” -- Hank Williams Jr." Photo: Hank Williams Jr.

 

 


 

Romney Joins AMN' John McCaslin; Slams President For Looking To Blame Others For His Failures [AUDIO]

"Washington, D.C. – Talk Radio Network Entertainment and The Washington Times’ America’s Morning News (AMN) co-anchor John McCaslin interviewed Mitt Romney, a contender in the 2012 Republican Presidential Election, live on-air this week. McCaslin asked the former Governor of Massachusetts about President Obama recent statement to ABC News (10/3/11). where he said the country today is not better off than it was four years ago. Mitt Romney, responded by saying, “I’m glad he’s finally admitting the truth, although he’s trying to find someone else to blame for his failures. The truth of the matter is that Americans are not better off than they were three years ago. They won’t be better off than they were four years ago as of November of 2012 and I think that’s why he’s in such trouble politically and why it is he’s casting about for someone else to take the fall. But the truth is, the buck stops at his desk and he’s failed.” LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 


Paul Shaffer's 60-Second Rewind Heads To Radio With Daily Vignette


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2011 -- Envision Radio Networks® has launched Paul Shaffer’s 60-Second Rewind, a daily vignette featuring David Letterman’s longtime musical director’s stories about all the hit-makers of the sixties, seventies and eighties. On the show, he'll revisit with the stars that topped the charts and the one-hit wonders who wish they did with Paul’s unique story-telling, comedic twist, and one-of-a-kind audio clips. Perfect for Classic Hits and Adult Contemporary stations, Paul Shaffer’s 60-Second Rewind takes a daily look back at versatile mix of artists including: Journey, Sting, Elton John, Cher, George Michael, Blue Oyster Cult, U2, Carly Simon, and The Rolling Stones. For more details, CLICK HERE to contact Melissa Bachtel

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Zann Fredlund To Produce Chio & Shila; Mega Shake-Up In Tucson?

Beasley Philadelphia welcomes Zann Fredlund as Executive Producer of the Chio & Shila morning show on Wired 96.5. Since joining the station last Spring, Zann has assisted both programming and production. (10-06-11)Lots of buzz in Tucson over Mega 106.3 who reportedly has laid off some of its jocks, plus PD/morning host Ken Carr. Rumor has it they'll likely relaunch under a new name. In a memo, Journal Broadcast Group says "As many know, the company has invested in intensive technical upgrades and market research to more clearly define a strategic operating direction for KGMG-FM. As a result of this directive, the KGMG-FM operating staff is being released effective today.” We'll keep our eye on this one.



 

Steve Jobs Dies At 56

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2011 -- Sadly, we learned late yesterday that Apple's Steve Jobs lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of only 56. How ironic that so many of us learned of his passing on one of his devices. That's how WLUP/Chicago's Pete McMurray found out. He told Jockline Daily "I received a text on my iphone from The Tribune. The guy changed the world. He invented the MOUSE! Think about that for a second. Napster and other sites were allowing you to download music for free. He said most people don't want to steal music, so lets have them download songs from our site. Lets make the songs 99¢. No more, no less." Mix 107.3 D.C.'s Jack Diamond said "Steve Jobs was one of my heros in life. I don't have many. He enabled me to communicate with all of you in ways I would never have been able to. Make music, share pictures and video, do my job. I am sad to my core, but also grateful. Thank you, Steve. For everything. Most of all your vision." At Apple's website, they wrote: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and and inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple." If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

 

 

Atlanta's "The River" Puts Money In Morning

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2011 -- Starting October 10th, WSRV-FM/ 97.1 will be waking up to a familiar name, legendary 70's & 80's recording artist Eddie Money. Known for his hit songs such as "Baby Hold On and "Take Me Home Tonight," "Money in the morning" will air mainly from Money's home in LA under the direction of PD Lee Cagle and Cox Media's Programming Head, Steve Smith. it will interesting to see how yet another recording artist makes the transition from stage to radio studio, but apparently, Smith has confidence in Money's abilities. In a release, Smith said "I have worked with a lot of great morning shows, and I look forward to adding Eddie Money to the list. His personality and unique first-hand perspective on rock and roll will make for a fun morning show." Current host Kaedy Kiely will move to middays and Clapper will remain in afternoons. Photo: Eddie Money

 

 

 

Jer-RY! Jer-RY! Springer Hits The 20 Mark; Talks Myths, Realities & Weirdness With Jockline Daily


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2011 -- Former Cincinnati Mayor, Air America talent and host of the infamous Jerry Springer Show, just celebrated his 20th year with the show and took time to reach out to Jockline Daily. Having been one of radio's most popular guest, we wondered exactly how many interviews he's actually done in that time? "The show is in it's 20th year and with politics and having been Mayor of Cincinnati before the show, I would say I have done thousands of radio interviews," says Jerry. "I even had my own radio show on Air America for two years back in 2005-2006." And after 20 years of some of the weirdest guests ever seen on TV, we asked if there was anyone who stood out most. "Well, probably the strangest guest we ever had is the man that married his horse. Yep, he really married his horse. Had a ceremony and everything...now, that, even on The Jerry Springer Show, is pretty strange." And what's been the nicest thing he experienced? "Without a doubt, the fans. People are so nice to me everywhere I go. And now, having been on the air over 20 years, it is generational. I always say we are now getting the children of our original guests. It's great." We of course couldn't help but ask if all of his guests are real? " Jerry told us that's the first question he always gets. "And my answer is yes, they are real. The show would not have lasted this long and have been as popular if they were not real. The guests are real, I am fake...I used to be Sally Jesse Raphael. Photo: Springer

 

 

James Brown Bags Induction Into Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2011 -- When you think of the legendary James Brown, visions of his eye-defying, pre-Michael Jackson foot work and other on-stage majestry come to mind, not to mention his numerous hits. What many forget was that James Brown also was a radio pioneer and will soon be honored for his work. According to The Augusta Chronicle, James Brown will be inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Oct. 15. His daughter, Deanna Brown Thomas, will accept the award in his behalf. Brown owned and operated several stations in the south including WRDW-AM in Augusta and WJBE in Knoxville, Tenn. Brown also owned WEBB in Baltimore, and was co-owner with Pervis Spann of Atlanta’s WERD, which became the first black-owned and-operated station. His daughter said: “He gave a lot of jocks, both black and white, an opportunity to work in radio for many years in different places,” she said. Longtime actor and radio host Jay Thomas will be master of ceremonies at the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame ceremony. Photo: MIMMO FERRARO / Shutterstock.com

 

 

Nick And Artie Show To Be Distributed Via Premiere Networks

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2011 -- As we reported earlier, the all-new 'Nick and Artie Show' will be coming to a radio and TV near You soon. The program featuring Comedian Nick DiPaolo and Artie Lange will be produced by DIRECTV and distributed through Premiere Networks, Inc. Of course,Lange, best known for his work on MADtv and the Howard Stern Show pairs with Nick DiPaolo to air Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET and is streamed live on the show's website, www.NickandArtie.com . Next year, DIRECTV plans to simulcast the radio program on its Audience Network, joining the popular The Dan Patrick Show, which began its simulcast on DIRECTV in 2009. According to Direct TV SVP Chris Long, "The show will be a departure from the standard sports talk radio format ... Assuming they don't get arrested, we're looking forward to simulcasting the show on our Audience Network this spring." DiPaolo muses: "I'm looking forward to doing this show with my pal Artie and I'm confident we're going to do for sports talk radio what hydrogen did for the Hindenburg. I just hope we're not mathematically eliminated by Halloween." Photo: DIRECTV

 

 

 

iHeartRadio And Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Get Cozy

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2011 -- Beginning this winter, the New iHeartRadio will be available for free to Xbox LIVE Gold members. iHeartRadio will be the only digital radio service on Xbox LIVE, the premium online entertainment service for Xbox 360. Among the features include Gold members who have Kinect for Xbox 360 will have the ability to control digital radio in their living room using their voice and body – a first of its kind experience. Plus, all Xbox 360 Gold members will have access to key iHeartRadio features, including more than 800 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities and custom stations with more songs, better music intelligence and more user control. Xbox 360 users will also be able to connect their New iHeartRadio accounts to Xbox LIVE for immediate access to many of the New iHeartRadio services and compelling social features through iHeartRadio’s relationship with Facebook. Gold members who have Xbox 360, but do not have Kinect, can operate the New iHeartRadio using their controller.

 

 



Top News From The UK: Pete Townshend To Give Radio Lecture

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2011 -- Pete Townshend to radio give Lecture Rock music legend Pete Townshend will give the inaugural John Peel Lecture at this year’s Radio Festival later this month. The Who guitarist’s keynote speech in Salford will look at the current state of music media and will be broadcast live on digital station BBC 6 Music The event is named after the legendary BBC Radio 1 broadcaster John Peel. It aims to ‘discuss and create insight into music and music-related media from the past, present or future’. It will take place annually. Peel was part of the Radio 1 schedule from its launch in 1967 and still did a regular show up until his death in 2004. John Myers, Chief Executive of The Radio Academy, who produces The Radio Festival, said “We are absolutely thrilled that one of the icons of British rock music has agreed to deliver this important lecture. The radio industry in the UK relies on high quality music. John Peel was at the forefront of introducing new talent to the listening public and Pete Townshend and The Who were among the first artists John promoted at the start of his formidable and influential radio career.”

Room Named After BRMB Host - Birmingham radio presenter Les Ross has officially opened the “Les Ross Room” at Orion Media’s brmb on Broad Street Birmingham. The room, one of the station’s meeting spaces for clients and guests, has been refurbished and decorated in memorabilia stretching back over the station’s nearly four decades on air in Britain’s second city Many of Les’ awards are also on display, including a Sony Gold and the international “Premios Ondas” award.

Real Radio Reporter Runs For Wounded Troops - Award-winning GMG Radio journalist Katie Collins is taking part in a marathon in Liverpool to raise money for the wounded soldiers as part of the group’s Help for Heroes appeal. She’ll be joined along the route next month by injured troops from the North West who’ve been helped by the charity. Real and Smooth Radio’s Help for Heroes Day has raised more than £500,000 ($772,000) for the charity in the last two years.

Spice Girl On Heart Breakfast- Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) will co-present breakfast on Heart 106.2 in London from Monday while Jamie Theakston’s regular co-host Harriet Scott takes maternity leave. Emma has just returned to her own Saturday afternoon show after taking leave herself following the birth of her second child.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach him here

 

 

 


New York City's Charlemagne And Cannon Duke It Out With Rap Tunes

It began with Power 105.1 New York's Charlamagne Tha God of The Breakfast Club recent annointment of rival host, 92.3 Now FM's Nick Cannon as there show's "Donkey of The Day." Cannon responded with his own special rap track featuring rapper Uncle Murda on which he disses Tha God for his interview with Lil Mama that left her in tears. Lyrics included: "Charlamagne made girls cry, so who's the donkey of the day? Man, you about as gay as d*ck pics/I'm on mansion number six by the time you get rich." Yesterday, Charlamagne, who gives props to Cannon for his wealth and success, wasn't too impressed or pleased with Cannon's parody and decided to create a track of his own called “Wack on Wack.” A sampling of those lyics include: "..A Ryan Seacrest Clone ...Nobody likes your songs ...U suck on the microphone ...Nick Cannon is wack, wack, wack..." Not sure where this is headed, but we're guessing it's not over. Check out both Cannon & Charlamagne's tracks at freshlikedougie.com: LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 


Tyrese Gibson Remains Defiant; Won't Apologize For On-Air Comments

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 5TH, 2011 -- As Jockline Daily reported last week, after being tossed from a live interview on WJKS/Kiss 101.7 Delaware for comments management felt compromised its advertisers, singer/actor Tyrese Gibson insists he won't apologize. Station owner/manager Tony Quartarone accused the star showing disrespect to their listeners and decided to ban his music until he received an apology. But Gibson remains defiant and won't apologize. He told BlogTalkRadio.com, “My position won’t change… He banned my music and this is exactly why a lot of artists don’t speak on serious issues that are going on in the community, because we can’t survive without radio supporting our music. This is why artists come to radio stations and keep things generic: ‘Hey, buy my new album,’ and then they leave. I got an album coming out in less than 30 days and to have my music banned from a radio station because I’m walking in my purpose and speaking my truth, I mean that’s just crazy. Let’s just keep people ignorant. We don’t want anybody on the mic speaking the truth! ... Back on September 28th after Gibson tweeted his dismay over being ejected from the station, Tony Q fired back at their website with this response READ ENTIRE RESPONSE HERE

 

 

 

Hank Williams Now Apologizes For Controversial Comments

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 5TH, 2011 -- Following an appearance on Monday morning with Fox News' Fox & Friend's where he compared President Barack Obama to Hitler and subsequently got benched by ESPN from MNF opener, Hank Williams Jr. has now apologized. At his website, Williams clarified his comments by saying his analogy was extreme - but it was to make a point," and that he has always respected the office of the President. He added: "I have always been very passionate about politics and sports and this time it got the best or worst of me. The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin and high fFive'n on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement and I am very sorry if it offended anyone ... this was Not written by some Publicist." -- Hank Williams Jr."

 

 

 

TLC's Cake Boss Interupts Comedian Pinette's "Fondant" Rant [AUDIO]

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2011 – Recently on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, comedian John Pinette was live in-studio promoting his new DVD and comedy tour. Then he started riffing on TLC’s Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. As he made fun of the baker’s over use of the word “fondant” and said “it’s frosting that sucks, it’s like sheet rock,” within minutes, the Cake Boss called Duran. “I have a surprise on the line for you,” Duran told Pinette. A shocked Pinette exclaimed, “Oh my God” as his glasses started to fog up.“I actually saw your bit about me and I thought it was really funny.” Once niceties were exchanged and Pinette calmed down, he said, “I gotta talk to you about the bakery. There’s a two hour line. I can’t be seen outside a bakery that long. People will talk. With my luck, my cardiologist will drive by.”Duran asked, “Buddy can we get John at the front of the line?” Of course Valastro obliged, giving Pinette VIP treatment. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

 

45,000 Station Car Radio Now Available

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 5TH, 2011 -- /PRNewswire -- While the world was abuzz yesterday with the new iPhone, this bit of tech news caught our eye as well: Hammacher Schlemmer has introduced the 45,000 Station Car Radio, a device that plays live streams from local or global AM, FM, and Internet-only radio stations. The unit plugs into a car's 12-volt power socket and connects to an iPhone running a free app that allows you to search music stations by genre or quickly navigate through thousands of talk-radio and news stations. An iPhone connects to the unit via Bluetooth and plays content from any audio app, including Pandora and Stitcher, or music stored on your smartphone through the car's speakers. "The 45,000 Station Car Radio brings unprecedented access to worldwide radio stations--all without requiring a monthly service fee like satellite radio," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager, Fred Berns. The app allows you to assign six favorite preset stations and will even recommend radio stations based on the genres you listen to. The 45,000 Station Car Radio is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $99.95. For more information about this product, visit www.hammacher.com/81848

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Lex & Terry Descend On Iowa City; Egan Exits The 'Loop

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 5TH, 2011 -- United Stations Radio Networks (USRN) adds syndicated Lex & Terry to mornings at River City Radio's KCJJ-FM/Iowa City, IA.  The station will delay the daily Lex and Terry broadcast from its live feed time in the morning and the show will be heard in Iowa City from 1pm until 5pm each weekday afternoon • WLUP-FM/Chicago morning co-host and news & traffic host has reportedly exited. No replacement mentioned.

 

 

 

Lew Dickey Joins TMC/TSBC 2011 Line-Up

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2011 - On the heels of Cumulus' acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting, CEO Lew Dickey has been announced as the special guest of Dave Ramsey during an exclusive luncheon hosted by the syndicated talker at the upcoming Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp, October 27-29, at the HiltonDallas Lincoln Centre. Dickey will sit down with Ramsey for an exclusive one-on-one live interview and offer the traits and characteristics needed by the next generation of business and radio leaders to succeed. The luncheon, set for Friday, October 28th, will offer attendees an up-close opportunity to hear and meet one of the country's most powerful broadcasters. For more details, the latest agenda, reserve your hotel room and to register CLICK HERE

 


 

Freed Seattle Native Knox Extended One-Week $10,000 Radio Offer

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2011 - You just knew this was coming,huh? No sooner had Amanda Knox been acquitted in the highly publicized murder case in Italy, Seattle's MOViN 92.5 extended her a one week job offer on Brooke & Jubal In The Morning. As suggested by KQMV Program Direct Maynard at their website, "We believed in Amanda Knox all along and have been closely following the case. We are extremely happy for Amanda and her family and we not only welcome her back home to Seattle, but we also wanted to help her family with legal bills so we are offering her a job to be on the morning show with Brooke & Jubal for $10,000 dollars." He adds: '..the main thing we want to emphasize is that both our staff and MOViN 92.5 listeners are happy that Amanda has been set free by the Italian Court and hopefully she'll be coming home to Seattle as soon as possible." News reports indicate that Knox is heading home today.

 

 


OOPS: WIP's Eskin Loses Bet With KNBR's Radnich And Krueger Over Eagles Loss; Faces 2,530 Mile Bike Ride

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2011 - We're guessing of late, WIP Philadelphia sport's talker, Howard Eskin, has been googling like crazy for a nearby city named San Francisco. Otherwise, he'll be loading up with Ben-Gay and sore tushie lotion as heads 2,530 miles west on a bike to cover a failed bet. This follows his prediction on KNBR/San Francisco last week with Radnich and Krueger saying to them “I will tell you right now, there is no chance the 49ers will win. Zero,” Eskin said. “I’ll take a bike from Philadelphia to San Francisco [if the 49ers beat the Eagles." Digging deeper he added "There’s no way the Eagles go 1-3. None. Absolutely none.” Uhh, apparently the happless 49ers found a way. According to NBC Sports, Eskin was goaded into the bet by Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger. Eskin said he’d ride a bike from Philadelphia to San Francisco if the Eagles lost to the 49ers. Oops.

 

 

Humphries To Play Horse Show Announcer In "Flicka 3" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2011 - Talk Radio Network’s Rusty Humphries, host of the nationally syndicated The Rusty Humphries Show and afternoon host on WGST/Atlanta, is currently on location in Canada filming the 3rd remake of the classic film “Flicka”. Rusty Humphries is playing an announcer at a critical horse show. Rusty tells Jockline Daily , “I am very excited to be shooting on location in Canada this week with Director Michael Damian the star of ‘The Young and The Restless’, and Songwriter of the hit song ‘Rock On’.” Humphries continues by saying, “The shoot went great and Michael Damian could not be nicer. He's a really good director too.” CHECK OUT ON LOCATION VIDEO HERE - Watch end of video for explanation of "starring" role. “Flicka 3” also features movie star/singer Clint Black and his wife Lisa Hartman Black.

 

 

 

David Arquette Faults Grace' Nip Slip On Pastie Fail [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 4TH, 2011 - Actor David Arquette is making the radio rounds again and, as usual, is continuing to blame himself for his failed marriage to Courteney Cox. Except, in a recent interview with KPLZ/Seattle's Kent & Alan, the failure he touched on had more to do with excess body flesh than being a poor husband. As a celebrity dancer on this year's Dancing With The Stars he was asked about the now infamous nip slip shown around the world by fellow celebrity dancer, Nancy Grace. She's since said it wasn't the real deal, but only pasty that all the women wear. But when Arquette was asked about it by Kent and Alan, he agreed they all wear pasties, but in the case of Grace he said "She's got a lot of boob to slip." He added, there was a lot of slippage, but not sure any nipple showed. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

 

 

Joe & Tina Accept Dare To Spend Night In World Renown Haunted Barn

THE MOUTH, OCTOMBER 4TH 2011 /PRNewswire -- We're calling this the first of much stuntage we'll be covering over the next few weeks. This one hails from Illinois where Joe Cicero and Tina Bree, hosts of Star 105.5/Illinois' morning show, were recently challenged to spend one night in the 163 yr. old Volo Auto Museum's barn (not to be confused with Art Vuolo's basement) by museum director, Brian Grams. According to a release, The barn has been the center of ghost stories ever since the Grams family purchased the property in 1960. Over the years, eerie tales of ghosts lurking around have grabbed the attention of both believers and non-believers who have spread the news worldwide. In 2009 Discovery Channel learned of the museums supernatural happenings and made it a focus for an investigation for its TV series Ghost Lab. Grams recently made a joke that turned into a legit challenge, daring the two radio hosts to spend one night in the barn. Fans of the Volo Auto Museum Facebook page bombarded Star 105's Facebook page with over 200 posts of encouragement. After several days of taunting, Cicero and Bree agreed to the task that is now scheduled for the evening of October 15th. For more details, go to volocars.com

 

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Manning Heads To Mornings At WSM-FM Nashville

Longtime market vet, Lisa Manning moves the clock back six hours and joins morning co-host Rick Marino at WSM-FM. The show will now be rebranded to "Marino & Manning." She replaces morning former co-host Beth Brightwell. Manning had previously worked at WSM-AM and co-hosted at crosstown country WKDF-FM • After a short-lived reunion, longtime Atlanta host Randy & Spiff (Randy Cook & Spiff Carner) exit WYAY-FM. No replacement has been mentioned.

 

 

TOP JOCK: Pittman Appointed CEO Of CC Media Holdings

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - CC Media Holdings, Inc. has announced that Bob Pittman will become its Chief Executive Officer. Pittman joined Clear Channel in November 2010 as an investor and the company’s Chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms. Pittman will join the Board of Directors of CC Media Holdings, Inc. and Clear Channel Communications, Inc.; in addition, he will join the Board of Directors of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., as its Executive Chairman. In his new role, Pittman will oversee the company’s businesses, which among others include: Clear Channel Radio, Premier Radio Networks; Clear Channel Digital, which develops and operates iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Digital. Pittman began his career at the age of 15 as a radio announcer in his native Mississippi and programmed his first radio station in Pittsburgh, which became the number one rock FM station in its market. He had similar successes as the programmer of the NBC-owned AM and FM stations in Chicago and, later, at WNBC in New York. He went on to co-found the MTV Network, helped bring America Online into the mainstream consumer market, helped turned around Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, and Time Warner Enterprises. He was also COO of America Online, Inc. and AOL Time Warner. NBC Radio's flagship station. For more information please visit www.ccmediaholdings.com.

 

 

Conan's Tampa Dis Draws Ire Of The Bone's Cowhead [VIDEO]

Following The Red Sox wild-card meltdown (like this Atlantan can't relate), Boston native Conan O'Brien wasn't too happy. After their defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays, O'Brien tweeted: "Remember, Red Sox fans, they still have to live in Tampa." Like other Tampa faithful, this didn't sit too well with Mike 'Cowhead' Calta on WHPT-FM (102.5 The Bone), Calta quickly made an explicit hashtag referencing the late-night talk show host and posted tweets with the number to O'Brien's offices, as well as the personal cell phone of O'Brien's publicist Drew Shane (shown). O'Brien then responded with a on-air apology--kinda--saying "I want to apologize to all the people of Tampa for my last tweet. I'm sure Tampa is a fine place to live, if you're a mosquito." He then jokingly slammed "a radio host" who not only prompted a thousand people (by Friday) to call his office, but was amazed that the "radio host" then went on to give out his publicist number on-air. In typical Conan fashion, he then shows a picture of Shane WITH HIS NUMBER ON SCREEN!! WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Hot Choice; Levi Gets Asked To Choose Between Palins [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - So what do you ask Levi Johnson, the 21 year old father of Tripp and former mate to Bristol Palin, that hasn't already been asked? Well, if your WLS Chicago's Roe Conn & Richard Reoper you simply leave that up to guest host Steve Dahl. Last Friday while out promoting his new book "Deer In The Headlights," Dahl quickly sidestepped some of the Palin history discussion and asked Levi "Who's hotter? Sarah or Bristol? ... If someone put a gun to your head--which I'm sure they do up there-- who is hotter? Bristol or Sarah? ...who would you do?" asked Dahl. “I don’t know,” Levi said. “Bristol’s probably hotter but Sarah has the money, right?” He then says, “I’d probably have to stick with Bristol.” Levi said the reason he wrote the book was because of all the lies told about and wanted to set the record straight. LISTEN TO AUDIO

 


LESS IS MORE: Big Boy's Amazing Make-Over [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - Following last Thursday's Jockline Daily story on WCSX Detroit's Jim OBrien, who's now lost over 70 lbs through the Lap Band procedure, we came across this very nice piece from NPR's Carrie Kahn in her series on obesity. Her most recent subject was syndicated host Big Boy based at Power 106 Los Angeles. As NPR reports, Americans spend $61 billion a year on everything from diet pills and exercise videos to meal plans, health club memberships and medical treatment. Weight-loss surgery is now one of its fastest growning aspects. As you'll see from the above photo (from Power 105), here's a former billboard featuring a then 500 plus lbs. Big Boy. He says "I had gotten up to like an 8X shirt and size 66 pants. My whole life I've always been big. It just went from big to bigger till I got to my biggest," BB says. "I was 33 years of age, I was over 500 pounds, and you start to ask yourself, 'Do you have more years behind you than you have in front of you? Do you see any 66-year-old, 500-pound men?' You don't," he says. Eight years ago he decided on gastric surgery. More than 70 percent of his stomach was removed, and his intestines were rerouted. Eight years later, he maintains his weight right around 200 pounds. READ AND LISTEN HERE

 

 

 

Brandmeier Launches TV Show In Chicago [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - Chicago legend Jonathon Brandmeier may be awaiting his return to the radio airwaves, but that's not stopping him from being heard --AND SEEN. His new Brandmeier Show can now be seen on Friday night/Saturday morning at 1:05am on NBC5 with repeats on Friday at 7:00pm, 10:00pm and 12 midnight on NBC Chicago Nonstop. Chicago Nonstop is Digital Channel 5.2; Comcast Channel 341; WOW Channel 130 and RCN Channel 50. At his website he writes: "As you may have heard, we’re doing a little TV show out of the NBC Tower In Chicago. It’s called “Brandmeier” (Apparently "Johnny B's Jamboree" was taken). It’s just me playing with the news weekly. Or as TV Listings describes it, “'Brandmeier' is an entertaining look at the news with Chicago personality John Brandmeier as he talks to real people, newsmakers and celebrities." WATCH PROMO HERE

 

 

 

Ex Student Jock Makes Threat Over Failed Request

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - Whatever happened to the ol' "we're havin a party and everyone wants to hear...," request ploy? That wasn't the case for a former WBIM/Bridgewater MA, student jock who in a play-misty-like moment threatened to “come in with a gun and shoot up the place” if the radio station at Bridgewater State University did not play a song he requested. According to enterprisenew.com, PD Thomas Hanley took repeated calls from a Alex H. Finnegan, 24, last week. When Hanley contacted authorities, officers went to the campus where they began tracing calls to a cell phone and cross-checked the last name with alumni records. This eventually led to his arrest. He was then charged with making a threat with serious public harm, a felony, and making a threat to commit murder, a misdemeanor. In a statement, Finnegan wrote: “The threats I made were completely a joke with no intentions of ever being made a reality. I am truly sorry that I scared anybody and wasted the resources of BSU doing so.” When arrested, police said, Finnegan was wearing an orange WBIM T-shirt, and had a WBIM bumper sticker on his car. Finnegan, graduated in May with a communications degree.

 

 

 

BRA-VO: KPLZ Seattle's Barokas Parasails Lake Washington For Breast Cancer Research

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - Jockline Daily has been keeping you abreast (I swear that's not a pun)) of the various ways shows across the country are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's the latest from KPLZ/Seattle's Leornard Barakas of the Kent And Alan Show who can be seen left hanging on for dear life high atop a 40 foot rope of bras. This is part of their annual "Bras Across Lake Washington" stunt. Barakas tells Jockline Daily "I parasailed hundreds of bras between the SR520 and the I-90 bridges. Over the past 2 weeks, bras have been collected at the Puyallup Fair and mail-in donations from STAR 101.5 listeners for this special cause. After the flight, all the bras collected will be donated to the local YWCA Women's Shelter. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SHOTS

 



Hair Cut-A-Thon Underway At KYXY/San Diego

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - Doing its part to raise funds for cancer research, KyXy 96.5- FM San Diego has partnered with Broadway San Diego for a Hair Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10 AM – 2 PM Attendees will be able to receive a free hair cut with a donation to The American Cancer Society‘s Pantene Beautiful Lengths. The minimum length for a hair donation is eight inches long, and free of permanent color, bleach or other chemical treatments. Attendees will be treated to light hors d’oeuvres as well as the chance to win tickets to see the opening night performance of Hair at Broadway San Diego’s Civic Theatre, plus other prizes.

 

 

Punnett Inks Second Children's Book

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2011 - Coast to Coast AM’s and myTalk107.1’s Ian Punnett Bites into Book Biz with Jackula the Vampire Dog. Just in time for Halloween and pitch perfect for today’s edgier young readers, Coast to Coast AM’s and myTalk107.1’s Ian Punnett debuts his second children’s book with a note of menace, Jackula the Vampire Dog. Inspired by his dog Jack, a Boston terrier he adopted from a local rescue, Punnett gives all profits in support of children’s and animal charities nationwide. Published by Beaver’s Pond Press, the hardcover book is available for $16.95 at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Powell’s Books, Booktopia, and local boutique book stores. “It’s important to me to do creative work for a greater purpose,” said Punnett. “Children’s books can make kids laugh, bring families together and raise money at the same time.” Jackula is the story of a little girl suffering from bad dreams who takes comfort in a stray dog that watches over her while she sleeps.

 

 

 

Kidney Transplant Goes Well For Pennington & Friend; Insists He'll Return To Air Next Week [UPDATE + VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2011 - Leave it to a radio guy to have some fun before a Kidney transplant. As Jockline Daily reported yesterday, Wild 955's Jason Pennington of the Kevin, Virginia & Jason Show, went into surgery yesterday where he donated a kidney to his lifelong friend Jim Romano. In the photo's above from left to right, Jason begins on-camera with a pre-surgery report. Once entering a room, he expresses a little shock from Jim's equipment malfunction. Next, as they await in side by side beds, both get a last minute text (or tweet) to friends and family. By late yesterday, both Jason and Jim rested comfortably (Jason shown right). Kevin Rolston told us this morning "They are both doing great! Jason seems to be handling it like a champ and insists that he'll be back on the show Wednesday. Jim seems to be loving Jason's kidney. With no medical knowledge whatsoever, I'd have to call this a HUGE success!!!" WATCH UPDATES HERE -- CLICK HERE FOR JASON'S PRE-SURGERY REPORT

 

 

Rob Kardashian Apologizes For DWTS Hanky Panky Claims On Mojo Show[AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2011 - DWTS's Rob Kardashian joined yesterday's syndicated Mojo In the Morning Show and may have dished a little more behind the scenes info from this year's show than he intended. Following his comments that some hanky panky did exist, even with married contestant, the gossip world latched on forcing Rob Karkashian to quickly tweet: “As you guys can tell by my tweets, I tend to joke around a lot, and some of the things I said during an interview were taken out of context." Hmmmm? Here's part of the exchange: Mojo: All right, so if you could pick any of the couples that were having an affair, which couples would you say, just by their energy with each other...of the other dancers on the show.RK: So the people who are married already, you're saying? Mojo: No no...or they could be married, too, I mean I don't care. RK: 'Cause I know some of the couples on the show, some of the celebrities that are married, that are..and some professionals that are married...that are having an affair with their partner. Mojo: Really? RK: Yeah. Listen to the interview for yourself and decide. LISTEN TO AUDIO COURTESY OF MOJO IN THE MORNING

 

 

Joe Jonas Surprises Kidd's Kid With Trip to Disney World; Top Wish Would Be To Get A New Kidney [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2011 -- Chronically-ill, Tracen Visage, received a very special surprise yesterday morning on WFAA-TV/Dallas. Tracen, age 9, has Nephrotic Syndrome and end stage renal disease. He and his mother, Crystal Fisher, were being interviewed LIVE on Good Morning Texas when Kidd Kraddick and Joe Jonas crashed the set, interrupted the interview and let Tracen and his mother know that they will be going to Disney World for Kidd’s Kids 2011! Kraddick wanted to reveal the surprise in such a way so that Tracen will always remember it. Kidd’s Kids is a program that Kraddick started 20 years ago that takes chronically and terminally ill children and their families to Walt Disney World for 5 days. Photo: Screen Grab

 

 

Suspected Tree Poisoner Rings Up Finebaum Show To Apologize [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2011 -- Being in the southeast, we couldn't avoid this truly sad story back in February. It involves Harvey Updyke Jr. who is awaiting trial on charges he poisoned Auburn University's famous oaks at Toomer's Corner, a landmark of beautiful trees that Auburn fans typically wrap following victories. Yesterday, against the advice of his attorneys, Updyke called into the Paul Finebaum Radio Network and said he was sorry to the "truly Auburn fans" but not the "haters." Updyke, who has children named Bear and Crimson Tyde (he's reported to have some "health" issues), began the call by saying his attorneys had told him to no longer call into Finebaum's program, adding they would probably drop him after this goes public. In a carefully worked apology, he tells Finebaum "I'm extremely sorry for what I have been accused of doing," Updyke said. "...All I'm asking is forgiveness. I want the people that's Christians to understand I've done a lot of good in my life. I've never intentionally hurt anybody ... until this." Finebaum then asked if "this" was poisoning trees, Updyke said, "Paul, you know I can't say that." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Castronovo Puts On Rally Beard; Won't Shave Until Dolphins Win

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2011 -- This could get hairy. Miami's Paul Castronovo of Clear Channel's syndicated Paul & Young Ron Show isn't happy with his Miami Dolhin's 0-3 start. In a desperate attempt to help the team change its luck, he's vowed not to shave until the team gets a win. He's already grouchy, despite it being only four days (see photo), and if the team doesn't win Sunday in San Diego, it'll be three weeks before he has the possibility of shaving, when the 'Fins play a Monday night game October 17 in New York against the Jets. "I know what you're thinking," Castronovo said, "another reason for my wife, Gina, to stay away from me. So be it, the Dolphins need a win, and I'm willing to take one for the team if this will change their luck."

 

 

Smerconish Lands Sixth Interview With President Obama

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2011 -- In what can be described as a radio rarity, Dial Global syndicated host and WPHT/Philadelphia afternoon host Michael Smerconish is set today for his sixth interview with President Obama at approximately 1:40pm (ET). The interview will also air on MSNBC TV. In less than 30 days, you'll have a chance to meet Smerconish up close as he joins Talk Media Conference / Talk Show Boot Camp's Second Annual event in Dallas for the session: "The Middle: Talk Radio’s Next Big Opportunity?” CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: WKYS' Jeannie Jones Nabs Lifetime Achievment Award; Paige Exits 92.3 New York

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2011 -- With the launch of the First Annual LSS Awards, it's been announced that longtime 93.9 Washington, D.C.'s Jeannie Jones will receive its first "Lifetime Achievment Award. According to The Examiner, Love From the Sound Stage (LSS) is the brainchild of Howard University alum, Dennis Williams. The event will be held Saturday, October 1st from 7:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Theatre in Arlington, VA. • In a surprise move, Lisa Paige announced she will not return to middays at 92.3 Now/New York following maternity leave. Reportedly, she's relocating to Dallas. • United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. has announced the addition of Matthew Warnecke to its Advertising Sales Department as Senior Account Executive. Effective immediately, Warnecke will handle both the network’s ongoing clients as well as new business development.

 

 

Wild 955 Pennington's Transfers Kidney To Friend; Billy Joel Surprises Him With Autographed Album

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- As we've been reporting, Wild 955/West Palm Beach' Jason Pennington, of the Kevin, Virginia and Jason Show is donating one of his kidneys this morning to a life-long friend, Jim Romano. Co-Host, Kevin Rolston, told Jockline Daily "He went under the knife at 6 AM at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. We will have video updates from the hospital all morning at kvjshow.com. His buddy, Jim, went under at 8AM. The kidney will go straight from Jason and into Jim. Jason will be listening to his favorite artist, Billy Joel, as he goes under." The very sensitive Virginia hoped it wasn't "Only The Good Die Young." Little does Jason know, but Billy Joel has caught wind of the story and has autographed a copy of his album, "The Stranger." It will be presented to Jason when he wakes up. We're told the surgery is expected to last four and a half hours. Virginia's boyfriend (also named Kevin) is in Miami with Jason and will play the part of reporter, giving us updates throughout the show. After the show ends we'll continue updating our facebook and website with video blogs from the hospital to keep everyone up to date on how Jason's doing. FINGERS CROSSED

 

 

Fearne Cotton Picked to Co-Host Michael Jackson Memorial

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- While the entertainment world has been absorbed in the Dr. Conrad Murray court saga, the other Jackson story is the upcoming tribute concert. Aside from complaints by some family members over the timing of the concert, yesterday it was announced that BBC Radio 1 Presenter, Fearne Cotton (shown right with ex-Jackson band members) will partner with Hollywood actor and singer Jamie Foxx in co-hosting the Jackson tribute. Other scheduled acts includee The Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. "Without him there's a whole generation of performers and entertainers who might never have got their break in music," says Cotton of Jackson. She added: "His contribution was crucial and his premature death a complete tragedy." Image Credit - BBC

 

 

Morning Makeover: 94.7's WCSX/Detroit's Jim O'Brien On Way To Dropping 100 Lbs Through Lap Band Method [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- Radio and weight-loss stories seem to go hand in hand, but here's one that not only caught the attention of local media, but his video diary is becoming a Dr. Oz-like read at WCSX' website. Jim O' Brien (shown left from wk 1 through wk 23) who serves as producer for Ken Calvert's morning show, blogged: "I’ve lost over 70 lbs. in 5 ½ months since my weight loss surgery from Harper BMI ... I rented a tuxedo (for the DMC Guild fundraiser) ... It was the first time in years that I wore a tux…and I have to admit I felt pretty damn good about myself!" Through his Highway to Health program, he's teamed with Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute at Detroit Medical Center. According to WJBK-TV, O'Brien went to the institute in March and had lap-band surgery where a band is used to shrink the size of the stomach. His Goal is to lose 150 lbs. We'll keep you posted. Follow his journey and read more here

 

 

Station Owner Fires Back At Tyrese Gibson Following Interview Toss

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- Earlier this week Tyrese Gibson's on-air interview with KISS 101.7/Delaware was cut short after Gibson's comments about liquor stores near schools. The Transformers star pleaded with those listening to urge officials to ban liquor stores near schools after seeing one on his way to the station. "..put the pressure on them homie... you know how to put pressure on dudes selling in your hood." Station execs weren't pleased and quickly pulled the plug. Gibson then tweeted: ""I just (got) kicked out of a radio station frm (from) a (program director) who had a problem w/ (with) me speaking on liquor stores that are by elementary schools in Delaware... If you don't stand for something... You will damn near fall for anything." TMZ was soon all over it, but now station owner & GM Tony Q fires back at KISS 101.7's website: "You know Mr.Tyress, being a black radio station its hard enough getting people to advertise on this format and yet when a performer comes to a radio station as a guest and then use the airwaves for personal gain is wrong. READ ENTIRE RESPONSE HERE

 

 

Sister Of Attack Victim Calls Out PETA Over Ad

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- You may have read the story about 21-year-old, C.J. Wickersham, who was attacked by a shark while spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Following this attack, PETA released an advertisment that apparently targets Wickersham with the headline "Payback is Hell. PETA rep, Ashely Byrne, told WWSB TV "It may be an unusual way to get the message across, but I think it will cause people to be more sensitive towards fish .. We are certainly glad the man is going to be alright, but we hope he and other fishermen will use this as an opportunity to rethink fishing," said Byrne. Meanwhile CJ's Sister Christy called into 106.5 CTQ's Maverick In the Morning to take PETA to task. Needless to say, she and other family members are none too happy with the ad and hoping to have it stopped, due to free speech, will not likely be able be successful in their effort. Fortunately, in spite of hundreds of stitches, both internally and externally, C.J. is recovering nicely. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE

 

Anna Maria Island - Shark Attack Victim, C.J. Wickersham's Sister by MaverickJohnson 

 

 

And This Time It's True! Artie Lange & Nick DiPaolo Team For Talk Show

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- A couple of month's back the rumor mill began to churn over comments former Howard Stern player Artie Lange had made while filling in for Tony Bruno. Back then he indicated that he and comedian Nick DiPaolo would soon be signing on the dotted lines with a sport's network. Officials there quickly squashed the rumor, but yesterday, Al Peterson's NTS Media Online confirmed through a source that DirecTV Sports would indeed be launching a new daily nationally syndicated radio show co-hosted by the pair. The show is set to air on Monday, October 3rd and will be on from 10pm-1am (ET) weeknights. Word also had it that they'd kick-off in a number of major markets, with additional affiliates set to come on board in the coming weeks. As a sidebar, Peterson is also co-presenter of this year's Talk Media Conference / Talk Show Boot Camp - Set for October 27-29th in Dallas. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE DETAILS

 

 

Radio's Marcus Chapman Offers Torrid Look At His Life In Urban Radio With "Sex Time And Radio Vol. 1 & 2

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- Longtime urban host Marcus Chapman has a new book series out titled "Sex Time And Radio. It's a 5 volume, 4 book series which he describes as an VIP Pass through the urban radio world of the '90s & 2000s. Chapman, chronicles encounters with numerous celebrities, plus takes you from being on stage at the clubs to being backstage at the concerts. It includes backstabbing co-workers, closed door meetings, battles with station management, battles with personal demons and sexual escapades. Hot topics aside, he takes on unspoken reasons for the continuous rise of HIV and AIDS cases. "Sex Time And Radio Vol. 1 & 2: Blueprint of a Radio Star", deals with the path that would lead a person into becoming a professional on-air personality. For more details, contact Marcus at mcmarcuschapman@gmail.com For his bio, radio library, YouTube clips, photos, and more, go to www.MarcusChapman.com or www.SexTimeAndRadio.com

 

 

Top News From The UK: Radio 1 Top Rated With In-Car Pets

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- BBC Radio 1 is the most popular station with pet owners wanting to keep their cat or dog happy in the car – closely followed by BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 5 Live. That’s according to a survey by confused.com and The Dogs Trust who also found Adele, Madonna and Lady Gaga are the artists owners said are most likely to entertain their animal.

Ronnie Wood Joins Radio Festival Line-Up
Absolute Radio presenter Ronnie Wood has been added to the programme for this year’s Radio Festival taking place in Salford (near Manchester) in November. The Rolling Stones guitarist, now an award-winning radio presenter, will be interviewed on stage by the BBC’s Melvyn Bragg. Ronnie will talk about his life as a rock superstar as well as the transition into a multi-award winning radio presenter. Ronnie picked up prizes at this year’s Sony Radio Academy Awards as well as at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards for his show on Absolute Classic Rock. The show is currently being turned into a ten-part TV series for Sky Arts. The radio festival is at Lowry theatre on Salford Quays from 31 October to 2 November.

Capital To Metro
Metro Radio in Newcastle has poached North East presenters Steve and Karen from 105-106 Capital FM to replace Tony Horne at breakfast. They’ll make the move in the Spring once their contract at Global Radio (owners of Capital) ends. Brian Moore has been covering the flagship show since Tony Horne left without explanation in July, after six years.

Radio DJ Tim Westwood Becomes The Forces' Favourite In Afghanistan
BBC Radio 1’s Tim Westwood’s live broadcasts from the military base at Camp Bastion have endeared him to the soldiers. So much so that they gave him a rare privilege – letting him take part in a training exercise. Tim was dressed in a protective suit and set upon by the military's biggest Alsatian dog. That will not put him off returning, which he hopes to do at Christmas. If he makes it there, it will be his third visit this year. Westwood, like all the A-list stars, will go there for free. He says he is planning to return because he was moved by the things he saw. Last time he was in Afghanistan, he spent nine days at Camp Bastion, broadcasting on BFBS – the British Forces Broadcasting Service. He says that, at first, he was given a mixed reaction. "Some of the soldiers didn't know who I was and didn't care either. And there were others who had grown up with me or knew me from [the MTV programme] Pimp My Ride." But he made an effort to mix and ended up befriending some British troops who played dominoes.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC. Reach him HERE

 

 

Longtime Houston Host, Weaver Morrow Passes Away At 63

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2011 -- We were saddened to learn this morning of the death of one of Houston's longtime radio host, Weaver Morrow. He handeled mornings at KODA from 1990-2003 along with co-host Dana Tyson. She told The Houston Chronicle: "… he taught me everything ... I still get emails from people asking me about Weaver Morrow. He was a joy, and I will remember the laughter he brought to our listeners." Originally from Dallas, Morrow moved to stations in Austin and later Houstong where he did mornings at KRBE-FM from 1979-1984. He's survived by his wife, Renee; daughter, Suzanne Ochoa, son, Sam and four grandchildren.

 

 

Murder-Suicide Weapon May Have Been Stolen From Popular Miami Morning Host

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011 -- The Miami Herald is reporting that following a triple shooting involving Marcus Nathaniel Trotman, who had been working as an engineer with Power 96/Miami's DJ Laz Morning Show, says the gun used in the shooting may have been owned by Lazaro Mendez, aka DJ Laz. Trotman shot his wife, Danielle Lorenzo, her mother, Linda Scudera, before taking his own life. Meanwhile, police have confirmed that the gun recovered from the shooting scene (a Walther PPK .380 caliber handgun - like one shown) was the same make and model as one previously reported missing by Mendez. Whether or not this gun was actually the one used in the crime has not yet been confirmed. A representative for Laz issued a statement saying he was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the shooting. “We ask that the media respect Lazaro Mendez and his family’s privacy during this time. He will take the next few days to grieve and will at all times be helpful to police investigators. His condolences go out to all of the victims of this tragedy and their families .” READ MIAMI HERALD STORY HERE

 

 

Just In Time For The End Of The World: Show Tie-In

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011 -- Let's be honest: The end of the world is great material for radio. You know of course that the Mayan Calendar predicts the world will end on December 21, 2012 and longtime radio host/author Corey Dietz ask: "Wouldn't it be great if you could combine them both into one big free promotion?
Well apparently now you can with the help of his ebook, "The 2012 Guide Book or How to Make the End of the World Fun (available on Amazon.com in paperback or for Kindle). You've heard of having "Presents" on concerts? Well, Dietz is offering radio shows and stations the "Presents" on a special eBook version in .PDF format. Your radio show or station's logo will be embedded into the eBook at the very front of this digital version and it will clearly say: "Presented by (Your Great Radio Program.)" Think about it, says Dietz: you give away a very funny and topical $16.00 book to every one of your listeners - and can offer it all year, beginning January, 2012. Plus, unlike other promotions that have limited life spans, this one will most likely continue to build the closer we get to December 21! So, what's the catch? There is no catch. The author wants to get more readers familiar with his work and uses a couple of pages in the back of the book to promote some other titles. Market Exclusivity based on a first-come basis. Download your free copy here

 

 

Could This Be A World Record For On Air F-Bombs? [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011 -- In a moment that would have likely drawn a large grin from 1976' "Network's" Howard Beale character (played by Peter Finch - shown left), South Africa's Talk Radio 702 Eyewitness News (EWN) has now fired newsreader Mark Esterhuysen after dropping the F-Bomb 13 times! on yesterday's show. He then proceeded to promote his blog, Twitter and Facebook. According to Times Live, Esterhuysen prefaced the words racism, the pigs who killed Andries Tatane, the AWB, capitalism, fascism, wage slavery, domestication, Julius Malema, the statem petrol and before economic growth on a finite planet," with the F word. He tweeted later "Just like Jerry Maguire, I have lost the ability to b-word. I'll accept the consequences of it." LISTEN TO AUDIO WARNING: ADULT CONTENT

 

 

 

Kendra Wilkinson Brings A Special Tinkle To Radio [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011 -- Former Hugh Hefner playmate-turned reality TV host, Kendra Wilkinson has a new book and is out making the rounds. This week, while appearing NBC's Today Show, she got quite candid with host Natalie Morales even describing how her and husband Hank had to squeak in a quick "dirty" on a staircase. She then added something that Jockline Daily felt our radio peeps should be aware in the future. While interviewing Kendra, If you notice a slight click on the line, listen up. In discussing her extremely busy schedule she told Morales "My life is just one giant production schedule ... I’ve learned how to multitask with the best of ’em. Sometimes when I’m doing radio interviews on the phone from home, I’ll press the “mute” button so I can pee. When you gotta go, you gotta go! There are sandwiches to be made, diapers to be changed, and pacifiers to be found (where the hell do they all go?)." All-righty then. Now you know. And should you hear a squeaky bannister, we'll leave that one up to your imagination. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

 

Etheridge Gets A Gold Star

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011, Melissa Etheridge, host of the Melissa Etheridge Radio Show, ceremoniously moved into a highly exclusive piece of Hollywood real estate yesterday when she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining the likes of The Beatles, Elvis, and Marilyn Monroe, Melissa Etheridge has been honored by one of Hollywood’s widely recognizable and beloved symbols. Since the release of her first album in 1988, Melissa Etheridge has achieved multi-platinum success, won two Grammys and an Oscar, and has starred on Broadway. She became a symbol of strength and hope for millions when she publicly fought and won her battle over breast cancer. Although primarily known as a singer/songwriter, Melissa is also a storyteller. She can be heard daily across the US and Canada on her internationally syndicated radio show.

 

 

 

Women's Online Radio Show Draws 1 Million Hits A Month

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011 -- There's been a lot of buzz lately about online radio. "Women on the Verge (WOTV)," is one you may want to to keep an eye on. According to a release, WOTV, which began in 2009, encompasses a lot more than just a radio show. It is an online community of women all around the world that talk and support each other by discussing anything woman-related, sex included, through blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Its members include bestselling authors and a reported number one female Twitterer in the world. At present, they garner around 1,000,000 hits per month and have landed in the online community pages of Marie Claire magazine among many other publications. Hosted by WOTV founder Ana Lewis, she'll be joined by panelists that include author and psychologist, Dr. Karen Monroy, PhD; business-woman and journalist, Dawn Rivers Baker; activist and political blogger, Jessica Pieklo; along with songwriter and photographer, Robbie Kaye. Stock Photo: Shutterstock

 

 

TOP THIS: Kelly Clarkson Contributes Signed Bra To Blade's Breast Cancer Drive

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2011 -- Yesterday Jockline Daily told you about The Mathew Blade's Mix 96.9/Phoenix morning show with their 2nd Annual "Bras For A Cause" effort. Among the first celebrities to contribute was pop phenom and former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson. Jockline Daily had asked producer Lindsay Lynch for some TMZ-like proof, but she could only promise to let us know as soon as it arrives. Well, guess what came in the mail? Yup, a dark pink, signed bra (34-B) from the songstress which you can see at left. As mentioned yesterdsay, we realize there are numerous breast cancer awareness promotions underway and we'd love to share your story. Pass along details and pic BY CLICKING HERE

 

 

Boston Host Says She Was Duped By Murder Suspect

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011 - Mix 104.1/Boston's popular midday host Erin O'Malley found herself in front of a different mic last week as she provided key testimony in the case against a former boyfriend who's facing murder charges. Robert Upton, whom O'Malley dated from 2007-2009, is one of three men charged with murder in the death of 47-year-old Aris Manoloules, a Framingham resident who was shot to death in September of 2009. According to Taunton Daily Gazette, when police searched O'Malley's apartment the day her (then) boyfriend was arrested, they came up empty. But a few days later, O'Malley had a gut feeling that police missed something, and with her sister's help, found what appeared to be a gun case and a box of bullets in a brown paper bag leaning against a fake Christmas tree box." O'Malley, said "I would give anything to not be involved in this nightmare, describing her two-year relationship with a man who she said had convinced her he was a divorced well-to-do employee of the National Security Agency. Prosecutors said Upton turned out to be a married, unemployed father who desperately needed money to support the facade he portrayed to the radio host. O'Malley, who has since married a different man, was due back on the stand yesterday. READ TAUNTON ARTICLE HERE

 

 

Dahl Says People Weren't Happy At First With Paid Podcast Announcment

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011 - It was social media last week in Chicago and among the many sessions featured during this five-day event, included a topic surely on the minds of many these days titled "Reinventing a Media Career On Alternative Platforms." Joining the panel was none other radio icon Steve Dahl who shared the riser with blogger Robert Feder, Richard Roeper and Nancy Loo. A few month's back, Steve Dahl got tongues wagging in Chicago when said he'd be making a special announcement via Twitter upon conclusion of his CBS contract. As it turned out, he decided to turn his daily podcast into the paid mode and told last week's audience, that in spite of the fact that people first got very angry because I said I had an announcement and they thought maybe I was going to go with WGN or WLS. Then I said I was going to charge, and people got really pissed off initially. I think that a lot of people have rethought that." But he said so far it's going well. This is a session well worth a watch. WATCH VIDEO HERE


 

Kevin "Stiletto" Kennedy Dons Heels For Cancer Cure

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011 - Lots of promotions going on lately for Breast Cancer Awareness. As you'll see at left, the man formerly known as "Nudge," Movin 107.1 Norfolk's Kevin Kennedy put on his "High Heels for the Cure" for Susan G. Komen. This is where men put high heels on and walk a mile to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. He tells Jockline Daily, "Leading up to the event (which took place in Virginia Beach), I asked listeners to donate high heels. We then loaded the pics on the website and took a vote on which one I should wear! The 5 inch stilettos won." As luck would have it, he's now earned the nickname "Stiletto" here, but he says "it's all good...it is all for a great cause. Everyone is affected in some way or another by Breast Cancer. Raising money and generating conversation about it is so important. It would be great to get word out about this great event we did!

 

City Officials Put Kibosh On Bra Fundraiser

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011 - Apparently, Clear Channel stations in Savannah who teamed for an idea entitled "Bras Across Broughton" didn't go over to well with town officials as they deemed the downtown display in poor taste and denied the permit request. According to Savannah Now: as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the plan was to get residents to donate bras that would be strung across Broughton at four major intersections. O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln agreed to donate $1 for each donation up to $5,000. To create buzz, CC jocks created a YouTube video using terms such as “Bra’dcasting” and “Bra-ton” street that finished with each man pulling a bra from his shirt to get donations started. Although the fundraiser had the full support of the board of the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, official Edna Jackson said “Underwear is something that is kind of private,” Jackson said. “Where do we draw the line?” WATCH VIDEO HERE WARNING: Radio Actors

 

 

More Bras For A Cause; Clarkson Kicks In First Top To Blades

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011 - In an attempt to top (no pun, I swear) last year's highly successful "Bras For A Cause" campaign with The Mathew Blade's Mix 96.9/Phoenix morning show, they've already begun soliciting celebrity bras for breast cancer awareness month. First celeb' to contribute, none other than American Idol inaugural winner, Kelly Clarkson. Jockline Daily prodded uber producer Lindsay Lynch for some TMZ-like details, but she could only promise to let us know as soon as it arrives. PHOTO: Clarkson's Stronger. In the meantime, we realize there are numerous breast cancer awareness promotions underway and we'd love to share your story. Pass along details and pic BY CLICKING HERE

 

 

Celebrity Countdown Show Adds 40 New Affiliates

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011 - In a joint effort between Yea! Network, Cumulus Media and Radar Online, the celebrity countdown show "The Hollywood 5," announced it had added over 40 affiliates to Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations over Fourth Quarter 2011. The addition of The Hollywood 5 to the selected Cumulus Media stations expands the growing content partnership between the companies. Hosted by Kidd Kraddick and Hollywood insider and show biz reporter, HYLA, The Hollywood 5 is a weekend entertainment show that counts down the biggest celebrity stories of the week. Cumulus John Dickey comments, “Cumulus Media’s content partnership with Yea! Network continues to grow with the addition of The Hollywood 5. As with The Radar Online Report, The Hollywood 5 provides unique entertainment content that listeners want. The show naturally complements Cumulus Media’s Top 40 and Hot AC weekend lineups.”

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Drex Heads To Kiss 95.1/Charlotte

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2011 - After a short stint in mornings at WHBQ/Memphis with Maney & Alexis (Grace), Drex, not to be confused with... OTHER DREX', Kiss 95.1/Charlotte has announced he'll be joining there for afternoons where he follows Otis. Otis moved to mornings earlier this year following the exit of Ace & TJ, who left after failed contract negotiations. A search is now underway in Memphis for Drex' replacement.

 

 

WLDI's Pennington Gives Up Kidney This Week To Childhood Friend

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- As a member of The Kevin & Virginia Show on WLDI/West Palm Beach, Jason Pennington is used to big giveaways, But this week he'll offer up his biggest gift ever as he provides one of his kidneys to a childhood friend, Jim Romano. Having known each other since the 6th grade; longtime baseball teamates, in bands together, girlfriends and later serving as Jason's Best Man in his wedding, he told Jockline Daily: "Jim is my best friend and he would do it for me if I needed a kidney. I don't have any children. He has an unbelievable wife and amazing little girl. It is also a way to honor my mother who passed away almost two years ago. She was an extremely loyal mother and friend. It just seemed like the right thing to do. I'm helping my best friend live and I get to honor my mother while doing it. Being on the radio puts us in a unique situation. We get to reach several people. The importance of organ donation needs to get out because many don't really think about it."

 

 

McVay Offers More Assurance To Talent; No Dress Code For Jocks, But Tans?

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- Following an errant report last week citing various new conditions for Cumulus PD's, SVP Mike McVay was quick to clarify what he did and didn't say in a lenghty conference call with nearly 400 programmers. Among the items which he addressed included talent. He tells Jockline Daily: "In the aftermath of a press flurry that over shadowed most other news last week, I want to assure personalities that Cumulus remains committed to talent, and creating compelling radio." McVay said "The music industry's reaction to rumors following our group wide conference call of last week over shadowed the commitment we have to air talent and personalities. Think about it. Anyone can copy the music a station plays. What can't be copied is the air talent. We want to encourage stations to find, coach, promote and foster creative personality. We want to turn-up the entertainment quotient so that our stations, (both music based and talk based) create day-to-day tune-in." As for the reported dress code, he added: There is no corporate wide dress code for talent, but joked, no one however, is allowed to have a better tan than him"


 

Former Idol Contestant Pulls Symbolic Jail Stint Before Album Release

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- You might remember Tim Halperin from Season 10 on Fox' American Idol. Fellow Texan Kidd Kraddick has featured him quite a bit on his syndicate show as the contestant they judged wrong and should have gone all the way. Kraddick's VP/Marketing, Susan Bacich tells Jockline Daily: "American Idol puts restrictions on their contestants – whether they make it to the tour or not. Tim is finally “free” of his prison-sentence (aka his contract with Idol is over). With that, he will be symbolically entering a jail-cell for the 24-hours prior to his full-length album, “Rise and Fall,” which debuts on iTunes. He goes into the cell today and will be released on Tuesday, September 27 at 9a CT. He’s making himself available for interviews if anyone wants to talk about his experience on Idol, his “prison-term,” and his album release. To contact, reach out to Susan Here

 

 

Fitz & Bethany Get Hitched

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- This past Saturday while most Texans were glued to their stadiium seats or tv screens following their favorite college football teams (yes, that what ALL Texans do on Saturday during football season), native Texan Fitz, of the Wolf/Seattle's Fitz in The Morning, returned home to get hitched up. In a quaint setting somewhere outside of Dallas, he and his awesome bride Bethany (shown) were joined in wedded bliss by none other than, the man of a thousand hugs, Wise Brother Media's Robert Alan. And if you think something like a small wedding would keep the 6'7" Fitz away from the park, guess again. Alan tells us that they went to cowboy stadium and Fitz kicked a 35 yard field goal! It was awesome! He kicked it so well and hard that he could have made it from 45 yards out!" Jockline Daily sends its best to the happy couple

 

 

Man Chokes On Crab Cake During Contest; Survives, But Eating Segment Put On Hold

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- File this story under another contest you may want to reconsider. According to the Timonium Patch, a crab cake eating contest was cut short Saturday when a man choked after eating five 3-ounce servings. 98 Rock Baltimore morning host Mickey Cucchiella who emceed the event was looking over scores when someone yelled “This man needs a doctor!” People quickly rushed the stage, but Mickey said repeatedly “If you’re not qualified to help, please get off the stage." Paramedics arrived quicky and fortunately were able to stabilize the man’s breathing. He was then transported to a local hospital for observation. According to the report, the Crab Ball event will go on but they're going to put the eating contest on hold for in the future. This was the second year for the Crab Ball. Photo: 98 Rock




Castronovo Makes 34 Mile Bike Challenge To Fight Cancer

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- Clear Channel syndicated Florida's Paul Castronovo, of the Paul & Young Ron Show, tells Jockline Daily: "Nearly a year ago, I was challenged by Zach Thomas and other friends with the Miami Dolphins to help beat cancer by joining the Miami Dolphins cycling challenge. Those who know me, may be somewhat surprised to learn that not only did I finish the 34 mile ride, but have continued cycling and will do it again in honor of my wife, Gina, who is a breast cancer survivor. I watched Gina fight through the toughest battle of her life, the least I can do is put on those tight shorts and sit on that small seat for a few hours! One of the proudest moments of my life was finishing that ride, and after circling around Dolphin stadium, entering through the main gate and seeing my wife and son cheering me on. How could I not do it again? Click here to sponsor "team Gina":


 

Savage' Abuse Of Power" Debuts At #4 Best Seller List

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- Talk Radio Network’s nationally syndicated talk radio host, and bestselling author, Michael Savage, announces that his latest book “Abuse of Power” will be debuting as #4 on the New York Times Bestseller List on Sunday, October 2nd.  Savage made the announcement on-air during his radio program Wednesday. “Abuse of Power” was just released Tuesday, September 13th and, in less than 10 days on the market, Savage’s first novel is already a bestseller. “Abuse of Power” tells the story of a smeared network journalist who uncovers a chilling terrorist plot. Michael Savage is ranked as the third largest syndicated host in the nation, with over 9 million estimated weekly listeners.

 

 

WYYD's Kenny & Judy Take To The Sky For Virginia 10 Miler

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2011 -- If you're from Virginia, you no doubt are familiar with its historic Virginia 10 Miler. The festivities began Friday night with packet pick-up, the Amazing Mile Children’s Run, and a fun family-friendly festival. then on Saturday were joined by more than 3,000 runners on a course that hosted participants from around the globe. There to cover the event, one of it sponsor's, WYYD/Lynchburg's Judy & Kenny Shelton (yup, married morning hosts) who took a look at the runners from the sky.

 

 

Radio Weighs In On The Latest Facebook Changes

"If They Junk It Up Anymore People Will Think It's A Station Website."

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMEBER 23RD, 2011 -- While everyone is commenting on the latest changes to Facebook announced yesterday by its head Mark Zuckerberg, for radio personalities who've made this social network a big part of their daily shows, these changes hit home a bit more than most. Jockline Daily reached out to a few of our daily readers for their comments: Here are just a few: Phil Inzinga, Cumulus Media's Inzinga & Spinozi Morning Show 96.9 BOB FM-Oklahoma City "Here is how I see it: Facebook is run by young, recently out of college, progressive people who embrace change. Yet Facebook is mostly used by people in their 30's and 40's who hate and fear change. It is a clashing of generations To those freaking out about the changes: It's not like they put you in a higher tax bracket or burnt your house down. Reality check: facebook is free!! If this is the worst thing that happens to you today then you are blessed!!!" Woody and Wilcox show, 106.5 The End Charlotte, Quote an eCard from a listener: "I'm appalled that the free service I am in no way obligated to use keeps making changes that mildly inconvenience me." Cindy Simmons / Star 94/Atlanta writes: "I just want to know...where is the UNLIKE button? "Dave O'Brien Country 97.1 Hank FM says "Everybody will hate it until they get used to it. And then Facebook will change it again. I'm just waiting for someone to update Friendster." Maney Maney Radio/WHBQ Memphis says "Heading to Google Plus!" Eric Rowe KRBE/Houston's Roula & Ryan Show: "I think we can all learn a lesson from the Facebook Fiasco. If you are thinking about making a change on your show, be it a new show member or changing a benchmark, make sure to give your listeners a heads up and plenty of time to prepare for it. People go to Twitter, Facebook, Netflix for certain reasons and when you make changes to something that most people feel like it already works and are comfortable with the product. It's a big shock especially when you change it without informing your clients or listeners." Jimmy Baron Dave FM Atlanta: "I'm cool with the larger pictures but the rest of it is a mess. It's too busy, too much going on...if they junk it up anymore people will think it's a radio station website."

 

 

Former Coach Tells The Regular Guys, Smoltz Didn't Cheat [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- As the Atlanta Braves cling to a quickly dwindling wild-card lead, Former Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone is probably someone its fans would like to see in the dugout, not the news. But this week, that was the case after appearing with Evan Cohen and former Mets GM Steve Phillip on SiriusXM radio. As they light-heartedly bantered about pine tar, he said "One time Smoltzy (pitching great, John Smoltz) had it on his shoes and I said, 'John, you can't keep bending over and touching your shoes all the time. Let's put it someplace else!' (LOL)" Well, that comment quickly hit the blogosphere, twitterverve and most every sport's website in sight and suddenly headlines proclaimed Smoltz had cheated. Fortunately, got a call yesterday from the radio bullpen in the form of Rock 100.5/Atlanta's Regular Guys. In an attempt to set the record straight the told them: "..In trying to have some fun somebody took a story and ran with it and said that I said that Smoltzy cheated in the game," said Mazzone. Regular Guy's Larry Wach's asked "Did he cheat?" The Regular Guys host Larry Wachs asked. "No, absolutely not," Mazzone said emphatically ... That's a bunch of bologna." WATCH VIDEO

 

 

Moneyball's Bishop Says Brad And Angelina Nothing Like What You Read In Tabloids [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- One of the hottest new films making its way to the theaters is Brad Pitt's Moneyball, which was based on a true story. Co-Star Stephen Bishop who plays the role of former Atlanta Braves David Justice is out making the radio rounds and yesterday joined WFTL/Miami's Rich Stevens. He says his role as the former Brave's player was something he had to have. When first meeting studio executives, he told them "There's no one on earth more prepared to play this role than me." Two weeks later he got the call. As a deadringer for Justice, and also real-life friend, Stevens asked if he was a bit nervous about playing the part of a friend. "No," said Bishop "... We've seen the movie together twice now ... and he and has wife like it." As for Director/Actor Brad Pitt he says working with him is like a dream come true. And meeting his wife Angelina was equally exciting. Bishop says "Brad and Angelina are both very nice people and anything you read to the contrary is not true." LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

 

Strange Markings On Bottom Of Plane Draw Comments From Radio Passengers [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- You've heard the expression "any publiciity is good publicity, especially if you end up on TV. But yesterday, for a couple of travelers headed to Las Vegas for iHeart festival, the exposure came with a bit of frayed nerve. Clear Channel syndicated Johnjay and Rich, who seem to find themselves in the news often, found themselves in front of Fox 5 Las Vegas' camera's after landing yesterday on one of Southwest Airline's which was discovered to have strange markings on its underbelly. Having first appeared back in February, the markings were said to contain Arabic messages or symbols. More were seen in recent weeks. JJ&R's Rich Berra told Fox 5 "If it's words that are concerning, then I would like to know so I can decide whether I want to fly or drive," said passenger Rich Berra. Co-host Johnjay added: "Why aren't they telling us what it really says? That part is the freaky part." Southwest Airlines released a statement, calling the markings vandalism, adding that once discovered they immediatley contacted Federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which concluded these markings have no affiliation to any known group or activity." Photo: Fox 5 Screen Grab WATCH VIDEO

 

 

Free Casket Offer For NASA Satellite Junk Victims

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- The Bob & Tom Show announced a special offer to listeners this week. Those fearing their 1-in 21 trillion chance of getting hit by debris from NASA’s six-ton UARS satellite as it plummets to Earth can register on www.bobandtom.com to receive a certificate for a free Bob & Tom casket. To be eligible to collect the casket, the certificate must be carried on the victim’s person upon death by satellite or satellite debris. *Offer does not cover death by meteors, falling stars or alien space craft.

 

 

That Guy's Fuller Mock's Johansson's Nude Photo After Lost Bit [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- As publisher of Jockline Daily, I'm hit constantly with story leads that catch my attention. But yesterday's email with the subject line "Naked Pictures," caught a bit more our usual attention. As it turned out it was from 98.7/Tampa's Miguel Fuller of That Guy Kramer's show. In spite of this, I proceeded with caution only to learn that on their show they all made "love making" mixtapes which listeners voted on. Apparently Fuller's scored lowest, so he had to take a nude photo of his backside mocking Scarlett Johansson and post it on the world wide web! There to assist was co-host Holly O'Connor (thank goodness for towels). As a courtesy to our readers, Fuller's butt clevage was masked, but, if you must, you can watch the unedited footage here: WATCH VIDEO & PIC


 

IN THE MOUTH: Early Halloween Treats From Paige Nienaber Pt. 2

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- With Halloween slightly more than a month away, we decided to give our Jockline Daily Readers a sneak peek at an extended sampling of Mouth contributor Paige Nienaber's recommended stuntage in this month's Mouth. Here are a few more worth considering:

Halloween Wish -- Because everyone had a Halloween costume they never got as a kid. Parody the Christmas Wish with all of the elements and imagery.

Torturing Your Co-Hosts -- From Donna Valentine at K-102 in Minneapolis: Last year we did a contest among the morning show airstaff where we bought the Halloween costume for the other person and no matter what it was, we had to wear it. So Fish and I chose Muss’. Muss and Fish chose mine. Muss and I chose Fish’s. We had a live web cam and put it on the website. It was hysterical. We got lots of hits. I was a giant chicken (but they had me believing I’d be in some slutty outfit). Muss was a ballerina and Fish was Clay Aiken’s baby.

Visiting Hospitals -- There is no warm ‘n fuzzy that’s warmer ‘n fuzzier then visiting sick kids in the hospital. Get the airstaff, dress ‘em up in costume and have them deliver carved pumpkins and goody bags of coloring books and games to kids. Blaine, Lisa, Alyson and the rest of the airstaff from WDVD in Detroit did this in ‘08.

A Haunted Broadcast -- Every market has a home or location that’s reportedly haunted. There’s a Toys R Us in San Mateo that Mancow did his show at because it’s allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former employee. It sounded great. ‘Cow was truly freaked out. In Sacramento Davey and Chris at KSFM opened up the phones and found a listener who thought her home was “occupied”. They camped out in her living room overnight with a psychic and did their show live the next morning.

Love At First Fright Or “A Scare To Remember”. Either way, with most stations doing the same thing over and over for Halloween, what would stand out? How about a wedding? Welch and Woody at 102 Jamz in Orlando did in ‘95 at the annual Halloween Horror Nights shindig at Universal Studios. It was a nice hook and it got great coverage.

Get the entire list in this month's Morning Mouth. ORDER HERE

Larry Wach's Photo: Kelly Wachs

 

 

CONDOLENCES: Chuck Collier Passes Away [VUOLO VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 -- We were saddened to learn that longtime Cleveland personality Chuck Collier died yesterday after suffering an apparent heart attacki. Collier spent most of his 48-year career in Cleveland and most recently held down afternoons on WGAR and middays on Majic 105.7. He was 65. According to Art Vuolo, he began in 1970 on 50,000 watt AM station 1220 WGAR along with an unknown by the name of Don Imus. Last night I produced a video tribute to Chuck which shows him on the air at WGAR-FM and includes his 2009 induction into the Country Radio DJ Hall of Fame in Nashville. For a special look at his radio career, take a moment to watch this specially prepared video WATCH VIDEO

 

 

Bennett Apologizes: Sorry If Statements Suggested Anything Other Than Expression Of Love For His Country

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Let me begin by stating that I'm a life-long fan of Tony Bennett. I can't ever recall a classier, more talented or unselfish entertainer. Just consider his Duet's albums. They easily reveal his great appreciation of other performers regardless of age or genre. Like a billion other of his fans, I too was surprised by his recent comments on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show. From the video, it was apparent he didn't feel comfortable weighing in, but then chose to let loose of a few opinions that spread quickly in cyberspace and beyond. Nearly as quickly, Bennett clarified his comments yesterday via Facebook by posting: "I am so grateful to be an American and as a World War II veteran, I was proud to fight to protect our values, which have made America the greatest country on the planet. There is simply no excuse for terrorism and the murder of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country. My life experiences - ranging from the Battle of the Bulge to marching with Martin Luther King - made me a life-long humanist and pacifist, and reinforced my belief that violence begets violence and that war is the lowest form of human behavior. I am sorry if my statements suggested anything other than an expression of my love for my country, my hope for humanity and my desire for peace throughout the world." In the meantime, I look forward to purchasing Duets II. You?

 

 

Stern Blown Away A Former President Responded To Something Said On His Show

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Following Tony Bennett's recent comment on Howard Stern's Show suggesting former President George W. Bush admitted attacking Irag might be a mistake, a spokesperson for Bush issued a statement to NBC News stating “This account is flatly wrong … President Bush never said that to Tony Bennett or anyone else.” Learning of this rebuttal, a glowing Stern said on yesterday's show: "It's unbelievable! President Bush actually denied a story that came out on this show!" He then questioned Bush' own credibility by saying: "Why would I believe President Bush over Tony Bennett? Why would Tony Bennett lie about that?"

 

 

If Space Junk Hits The Target, Everyone In Ottawa Gets A $1000!

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Being the math geniuses we are, we're guessing the odds are in favor Hot 89-9/Ottawa's Morning Hot Tub not having to pay up, but you have to believe people there will be keeping a close eye on a local Target store's (perfect place, huh?) parking lot. This is where morning host Mauler, of Win-A-Baby Fame and Fly-A-Plane-With Banner-After-Casey-Anthony Release reading "HOT 89.9 Canada's Verdict: "GUILTY B!TC#!" will place a huge target, like the one shown, and commit a $1000 per Ottawan should any space junk land on it. As you may have read, Canada is on the NASA list of possible crash sites which is expected to hit earth by Friday. This morning on The Morning Tub, featuring Mauler, Rush, Jenni and Josie, they'll announce all of the official rules.



Bob & Tom Kick Off 6th Annual All-Star Comedy Bus Tour

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Last night (9/20), Bob & Tom kicked off their 6th annual Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Bus Tour at Cracker's Comedy Club in Indianapolis. The comedy tour, featuring Dan Cummins, April Macie, Shane Mauss, Larry Reeb, and special guests Donnie Baker, Kenny Tarmac and Floyd the Trucker, will travel to select cities across the country in the coming weeks. Upcoming tour dates/cities include: 9/21 - South Bend, IN.; 9/22 - Dubuque, Iowa ; 9/23 - Mason City, Iowa; 9/24 - Cedar Falls, Iowa; 9/25 - Garden City, Kan.; 9/26 - Colorado Springs, Colo.; 9/27 - Salt Lake City, Utah; 9/28 - Boise, Idaho; 9/29 - Richland, Wash.; 9/30 - Medford, Ore.; 10/1 - Redding, Calif. Tour dates and information is subject to change. The Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Bus Tour is an extension of The Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour, which presents a rotating ensemble of comedians to stages all across America.  Now in its 6th year, The Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour has performed more than 300 shows from coast to coast. Each live comedy show features several comedy headliners, and a member or two from the hilarious cast of The Bob & Tom Show. Pictured left to right: Chick McGee, Dan Cummins, Kristi Lee, Bob Kevoian, Tom Griswold, April Macie, Donnie Baker and Shane Mauss.

 

 

Diamond Show Raises $572,000 For Children's Center

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- The numbers are in for Mix 107.3/Washington's Radiothon for Children's National Medical Center, and Jack Diamond tells Jockline Daily "The 1st year we raised: $166,000. Year 2: $206,000 Year 3: $434,000 Yesterday: $572,000!!! Very generous of our listeners to show SO much love and support for this great institution, all who work there, and all they serve. Amazing!!! A HUGE Thank You to Mat Kearney who joined us for some music for listeners, patients and staff. Photo: Diamond

 

 

Media Matters Gives Radio A Shot

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Just in time for the 2012 Presidential election, Sirius XM has announced it will launch a live, six-week radio series featuring Media Matters, the Internet-based, progressive research and information center. Set to begin this Saturday September 24th, Media Matters Radio will air 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET and replay Sundays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET. The show will run on Sirius XM' Left Channel (127). Co-hosting will be Ari Rabin-Havt (shown), Executive VP of Media Matters, and Bradley Herring, Executive Producer for its website. As for the program, it's likely they scour the daily news on cable, radio, and Internet and provide their analysis. Photo: Screen Grab

 

 

Top News From The UK: It's BBC Award's Time

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- The shortlist for this year’s Gillard Awards have been released. Thirteen awards in all will be handed out. The hotly-contested Station of the Year for 2011 is a battle between BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Essex and BBC Newcastle. The Programme Presenter award will be between Anne Diamond (BBC Radio Berkshire), Sally Naden (BBC Radio Lancashire) and Graham Mack (BBC Wiltshire) who was a Sony Gold winner for his breakfast show earlier this year (wish me luck!). The Gillards are named after Frank Gillard, the founder of BBC Local Radio and have been running since the year 2000. This year’s prizes will be handed out in Sheffield on 20th October by BBC Director of News Helen Boaden.

Britney Spears Takes Over Bauer Radio’s In Demand Show: show, which is networked across the group’s stations, will be taken over by Britney Spears on Monday. Presenter Lucy Horobin has recorded a chat with Britney and let her pick some of her favourite tracks. Lucy said: “Britney Spears has always been on my interview wish list, so finally getting to meet her was a dream come true. And she certainly didn’t disappoint. Britney was warm, relaxed and most importantly, seemed genuinely happy!”

Metro Radio Goes Gaga For Promotion
Metro Radio in Newcastle has gone Lady Gaga crazy as part of a station promotion to give away cash and a luxury lifestyle prize. Metro changed its name to Radio Gaga for the day and also staged a stunt arrival of the popstar at the local airport using a lookalike. Listeners have to spot the daily Gaga stunt over the next two weeks and text to win a £500 ($789) prize. Already, the station has put a huge inflatable Gaga head in Sunderland and suspended a grand piano from a crane at the Metrocentre shopping complex. Thousands of Gaga masks are also being distributed. Listeners are encouraged to upload their fun photos to win a weekend living like Lady Gaga. The station says its website, facebook and twitter pages are driving listener engagement and even the promotion sponsor, Sunderland College, has supplied students to get fully involved in some of the stunt activity. Later in the week, the Gaga actress will strut her stuff across the region wearing a real meat dress and a secret flash mob is planned for the weekend. Rival radio stations in the patch were fooled by the fake arrival of the pop star at the airport.

 

 

Buzz Continues Over Tony Bennett's Interview On Howard Stern Show [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- With the type of comments you might expect from weird uncle Ray at a family gathering, world-beloved singer, Tony Bennett, sent newsrooms and websites into high gear yesterday after his strange 9/11 comments on SiriusXm's Howard Stern Show. With Stern defending our attack on Iraq after 9/11 he said "They started it by flying planes into the World Trade Center," Bennett hesitantly replied, "I don't know about that." Denying he's some kind of conspiracy theorist, he admitted "They did fly the planes, but we caused it ... We were bombing them, and they told us to stop." Bennett also claimed then-President George W. Bush told him at a Kennedy Center honoring (Bennett) that it might have been a mistake. "He told me personally that night 'I think I made a mistake,' he said. Bennett, who celebrated his 85th birthday in August, was on the show to promote his new album, "Duets II." WATCH CLIP FROM HOWARD TV

 

 

Julianne Drops The S-Bomb While Promoting Film Footloose [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- The film may be "Foot Loose," but Julianne Hough, formerly of "Dancing With The Stars" (and current squeeze of Ryan Seacrest) got a bit tongue-free as she dropped the s-bomb during yesterday's Johnjay & Rich Show. Out making the rounds with co-star Kenny Wormald promoting the remake of "Footloose" (in theatres October 14th), they joined in-studio. Rich Berra joked that when a movie is pretty bad, stars call in by phone, but when it's a total bomb, they come to the station. Fortunately, he said this wasn't the case as he found the remake "The coolest movie he's seen all year long." Julianne must have felt REALLY comfortable during the interview….because while describing fellow actor Dennis Quaid, she she said he's the 's--t! (and she meant that in a glowing way) WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Britney Spears Joins For Hush-Hush Visit With Radio One's Nick Grimshaw

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- For security reasons Nick Grimshaw (known as Grimmy) was not allowed to say a word about Britney Spear's recent appearance on BBC's Scott Mills Show where he filled in (He admitted sharing the news with a few of his close friends). Trying his best to get the usually reserved mega star to reveal some juicy gossip, the closest he got was getting her to share her favorite disguises when out in the public. "Baseball cap, sunglasses and sweats," she said. When asked what she'd like to do most in a place where no one knew here she answered "Go to a baseball game; go dine out with my friends ... see a movie, or a slumber party" (yup, she actually said this). And which current recording artist does Spears like listening to? Adele, said Spears PHOTO: Radio One LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

 

 

Debate Over Win A Baby Contest Heads To Facebook and Twitter [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- As Jockline Daily first reported earlier this month (JOCKLINE 9/6/11) Ottawa's 89-9's Mauler Show, for the first time ever, launched the "Win A Baby" Contest. The prize includes up to $35,000 of fertility treatment. Back then Mauler told us they were flooded with calls and emails from people who are very excited and thankful for the opportunity to make their dreams of conceiving come true. As expected, not everyone was too keen on the idea and this week Canada’s Metro News site reports that debate over the contest has gone to Facebook and Twitter. According to parents.com one post said: “I think we’re crossing some morality lines with this contest … imagine telling your child, you were a prize from a radio station because we had problems conceiving,” someone wrote on the station’s Facebook page. Others weighed in as well. Mauler responded by saying “When one in six couples have trouble conceiving, that’s a huge percentage ... if we help out those families or individuals who are looking to do this then I think those people who are against it should see the bigger picture..." The winner of the contest is set to be announced on Monday, October 10th 2011 during The Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush, Jenni and Josie. LISTEN TO LISTENER WEIGH IN

 

 

Rich Puts Celebration Of Heroes House Up For Bid; Proceeds To Trauma Center

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- It's not surprising that a guy who once lived on a billbboard in San Diego spent 4 days in an 8 by 10 foot tree house, 15 ft. high in a Mall's parking lot. Tucson's 94.9's Bobby Rich did so recently to support the University of Arizona Medical Center Foundation and to salute first responders and the UMC trauma center where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and other victims recovered following the Jan. 8th shooting Now that he's back on the ground, Bobby Rich's is now offering listeners a chance to own a piece of 94.9's Fundraising History by bidding on Bobby's Celebration of Heroes House. 100% of all proceeds will go to the UMC Foundation supporting the UMC Trauma Center.

 

 

Radio Show Featured As Jeopardy Question; Oops: WHAT Radio Show Featured As Jeopardy Question?

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- If you caught last night's Jeopardy, aside from wondering how people get that smart, you may have noticed a certain radio show was the answer to the $1,000 question. The Phrase as show was THIS PHRASE FOR A HOUSE THAT KEEPS NEEDING COSTLY REPAIRS IS ALSO THE NAME OF A HOME IMPROVEMENT RADIO SHOW. Answer: What is The Money Pit? What's was even nicer was that the contestant got it RIGHT! Money Pit's Skip Joeckel told Jockline Daily "I guess that officially makes our radio show a part of pop culture! : -)


 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Steele Crosses Over to Talk; Joins Joe Crummey Show As Producer, Sidekick

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2011 -- Native New Yorker and longtime co-host at WPLJ's Scott & Todd Show, Patty Steele puts away the music and becomes Producer and Sidekick for The Joe Crummey Show on 77 WABC, where she'll serve as the female voice of reason. Other than radio, there’s a good chance you’ve heard her voice on several television networks, too, including Discovery Channel, Food Network, HBO, and TLC. In addition to her on-air work, Patty, along with husband Steve Kingston, owns several radio stations in Maryland and Florida

 

 

Lacey Schwimmer Sizes Up DWTS 13: "Chaz Just Starting To Get Chest Hair" [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- DWTS Season 13 finally debuted last night and with a celebrity cast featuring David Arquette, Nancy Grace, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavalla, Rob Kardashian (well, they had to have at least one Kardashian) Ricki Lake, Chynna Phillips, J.R. Martinez and Chaz Bono, you gotta believe this is going to be, at the very least, an interesting season. Pro-dancer Lacey Schwimmer is out making the radio rounds and yesterday joined Clear Channel syndicated Johnjay & Rich. Once they got past Johnjay's apparent fascination with her feet, they touched on her transgender partner Chaz. Schwimmer seemed a bit over all the controversy, saying “I don’t get it, I don’t care anymore. It has gotten a bit old. I think people need to relax and let people be who they want to be." With that they moved on to this year's cast and who she thinks will be this year's surprise celebrities. She quickly suggested Ricki Lake, but then said the real surprise may be JR Martinez, the soap star. Not letting her off with at least some Chaz gaga, Johnjay asked about the tradition of male dancers shaving or waxing their chest. Lacey said that Chaz described transitioning like going through puberty and said "He's just starting to get chest hair." She added she was proud of him .. keep what you got and rock out." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Audience Member Comes Through During Bone's Live Group Performance [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- Has this ever happened to you? You've got a top group making an in-studio appearance before a select group of listeners. Only problem, their lead singer cancels at the last minute and you're stuck there with two-thirds of the group and an anxious crowd. This happened yesterday with Clear Channel/Austin's Bobby Bones where he featured Columbia's "Foster The People (shown) ." When lead singer Marc Foster took sick and cancelled just before the appearance, Bones reached out for a volunteer. To everyone's delight, listener Caroline turned in a surprising crowd pleaser. Bones told Jockline Daily: Foster showed up over an hour later, but we were already done. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Plaster Confirms He's Left WGFX The Zone/Nashville

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- Sports talk radio host George Plaster has confirmed he's left WGFX-FM 104.5 The Zone/Nashville. Last week rumors began to swirl when the popular sport's talker was missing in action following the sale of Citadel to Cumulus Media. Yesterday, he admitted to The Tennesean that it was a tough decision saying “It was very emotional for me because of the people that I’ve worked with ... These are friends and we’ve had unbelievable success at this station.” Plaster said he hopes to be back on the air at some point, but right now was going to take a break. Tongues began to wag once Cumulus, a company Plaster once sued for his release, became WGFX-FM new owner.

 

 

Larry King To Host Hall of Fame Museum Opening

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- The legendary Larry King is set to host the grand opening ceremonies for the National Radio Hall of Fame Gallery at its brand new Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago commencing on Nov. 5. Among the fellow presenters will be Jerry Springer. The event will honor radio’s historic first generation of stars and shows including "The Great Gildersleeve,” “Gangbusters,” the “WLS National Barn Dance,” “Suspense,” as well as the late Graham McNamee, Ronald Reagan and H.V. Kaltenborn. Back in June when the recipients were first announced, Bruce DuMont, Chairman of the NRHOF Steering Committee, said "Many of the stars and shows that defined the medium in its infancy have been unfortunately overlooked in public balloting. This year, as we move into our new home, the Committee wanted to be sure to recognize the pioneers that time passed by but whose accomplishments must not be forgotten. The Radio Hall of Fame class of 2011 gives us a solid foundation upon which to build." Premiere Networks will produce and distribute the national broadcast.

 

 

Auckland Morning Host Among Those Charged In Fake Pilot Bit

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- This story from New Zealand made worldwide new as a TV trio from the popular comedy show "Wanna Be-n" attempted a stunt involving arriving the Auckland Airport with a man dressed as a disheveled pilot and attempting to breach security. As it turned out, the man dressed as a pilot was Rock FM's Bryce Casey of the Morning Rumble. According to TVNZ, they were charged with breaching the Civil Aviation Act and face up to a year in jail or a $10,000 fine. Adding to the rage, the pilot's union is calling for the men to be sent to prison. Mediaworks, who produces the show, said in a statement: "We did not intend to breach security or cause any worry or concern. This was an attempt at humour which we fully accept was misplaced." The cast members also issued an apology on Facebook Saying "We want to apologise for any alarm that was caused by our "pilot" skit. We’ve been doing skits for over nine years, but this time we crossed the line and we fully accept that. There was never any intention to cause trouble at the airport. Nor was it our intention for Bryce to breach security. On Sunday when we saw that the police were looking for us we called them immediately. Obviously we have learnt from this incident and will put more thought into the skits that we are going to film. https://www.facebook.com/wannaben WATCH VIDEO

 

 

LISTEN AND WIN: Last Night's Hell's Kitchen Winner A Paul & Young Ron Listener

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- Nice conclusion for Paul and Young Ron Miami-West Palm listener Paul Neidermann of Davie Florida...winner of last nights HELLS KITCHEN with Gordan Ramsey. For his efforts, he picked up $250,000 Dollars plus a great gig at in New York City. As a regular listener, Paul & Young Ron through out regular plugs for the young chef throughout the season and regular cast member Chef Ralph Pagano, a second place winner on Hells Kitchen, gave him tips on winning during season.
Neiderman joined with Paul & Young Ron following the announcement. Shown: Paul, Paul, and Young Ron

 

 

Arbitron To Present Second Annual NTS Fly-In At TMC/TSBC Dallas

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- Want more reasons to lock up your trip the the upcoming 2011 Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp (October 27-29) in Dallas? Here are 6 of them: As the opening event at TMC/TSBC 2011, on Thursday, October 27th, this special extended, interactive session will offer 1) An update on News, Talk, Public and Sports radio’s top performers across the PPM markets, revealing the top performing stations in each of these categories and details on the metrics that drive their success. 2) When it comes to ratings, every minute counts — especially in the PPM world. Find out why and how it could boost your ratings starting tomorrow. 3) AM to FM: What happens when large AM brands move over to FM. They'll examine both established and brand-new simulcasts and frequency moves to find out what happens to the audience after the change. 4) As another Presidential election year looms, find out how listeners to the various spoken-word formats line up on the political spectrum. 5) Learn how consumers are accessing media through the myriad of digital devices in the Infinite Dial 2011, presented by Larry Rosin of Edison Research. And 6) “Is PPM fair to News/Talk?” It’s a question many have asked and we’ll give you the answer during this special segment. Moderated by Arbitron’s Ron Rodrigues, panelists will include Tyler Cox, WBAP/Dallas; Dan Bennett, Cumulus/Dallas; Jim Farley, WTOP Washington; and Jon Miller, Arbitron. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND FOR COMPLETE DETAILS

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: WPLR's Chaz & AJ Add 95.9 The Fox

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 -- Longtime WPLR/New Haven, CT morning host Chaz & AJ will now also be heard on their Cox sister station 95.9 The Fox in Stamford/Norwalk, CT. Current host Peter Bush moves to afternoons. • Jay Michaels heads to KDMX Dallas where he'll take over PD reigns. He formerly served as OM of Norfolk's WROX-FM and Rhythmic AC WNRJ-FM

 

 

Eleanor Mondale Succumbs To Brain Cancer; Radio Friends Remember [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 -- Longtime Minneapolis Radio and TV host Eleanor Mondale Poling's six-year battle with a brain cancer ended sadly this past Saturday as she passed away at the age of 51. Back in 2009 when she faced her second bout of treatment, she told her WCCO-AM co-host Susie Jones: "I don't want to do this again. Who do I talk to? Seriously? Twice now? That's enough." WCCO PD Bob Shomper, who dedicated WCCO's Marconi Award to Eleanor during last Friday Night's NAB ceremony in Chicago, told Jockline Daily "Eleanor's legacy will be that she epitomized the energy, courage, values and work ethic of all Minnesotans. She was missed the moment she left the airwaves, and is now sorely missed as she leaves our lives." CBS SVP Programming, Greg Strassel, told us "Eleanor worked with me when I was program director of WLOL in 1990. She was always down to earth and an honest person; a tremendous co-worker. It was always great to see her in the halls of WCCO on market visits in the last few years, and we are saddened by her loss; all who knew her will greatly miss her." Former co-worker, Susie Jones, told WCCO TV: ""She was very funny. She would just lay it out there on the air. She would say the most crazy unpredictable things and she knew so many people. You know we had George Clooney on the air one time and he was like, 'You know you have a standing invitation to my house in Italy.' And I'm like, 'That's George Clooney!'" Photo: CBS WATCH WCCO VIDEO COLLAGE

 

 

Cumulus Takes On WTOP; Flips D.C.'s Edge To Talk

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 -- In an effort to compete directly with the nation's highest-grossing radio station, beginning today at noon 630 AM, WMAL will start simulcasting news and talk programming on 105.9 FM WVRX -- providing FM listeners in the DC area with access to WMAL's 85 years of award-winning programming and community service. "By expanding our successful brand to the FM dial, we will be a viable listening and advertising option for many more people in the Washington, D.C., area," said WMAL President/General Manager Jeff Boden. There are many potential listeners who never listen on AM, and we are now making programs of wide interest available to the largest possible audience. WMAL's line-up features The Chris Plante Show, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Morning Majority hosted by former Fox News anchor Brian Wilson, The Daily Caller's Mary Katharine Ham and WMAL veteran Bryan Nehma). "When we grew to 570 stations nationwide last week, after closing the Citadel deal, I told my team to be creative at using innovative ways for the newly acquired stations to bolster our community involvement and that's what our Washington, DC team has done so elegantly here," said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus. With the flip, those exiting include Kirk McEwen, Mike O'Meara, Jeff Shamrock, Suzie Ansilio, Thom Grooms and Cerphe Colwell.

 

 

Dr. Oz Downs Apple Juice With Mojo Show [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 -- Just one day after making the claim that apple juice may contain dangerous levels of arsenic, DR. OZ paid a visit to The Mojo in the Morning Show (WKQI/ Channel 955/ Detroit and KHOT/ Hot 98.3/ Tucson) to clarify his statement ... and drink some apple juice to show that it's still safe! Dr. Oz said: "I reject the F.D.A.'s hypothesis that natural arsenic is safe." He added that he would host a follow-up show on the topic next week because he wants to challenge the government agency, saying "Let's have the conversation."Then, the hosts of "The Mojo In The Morning show (Mojo, Spike and Shannon) produced a glass of apple juice and asked Dr. Oz to drink it. Oz grabbed a glass of apple juice and quickly drank the entire thing! (shown in their protective garb l-r: Rob G., Mojo, Shannon, Dr. Oz, Spike & Fletch) LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Project Runway's Todd Gunn Not Buying Kirstie Alley's Size 4 Claim [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 -- In a recent TV appearance, DWTS's runner-up Kirstie Alley claimed she had lost a whopping 100 lbs and was now down to a svelte size 4. But not so fast opines fashion guru Tim Gunn. On Friday he joined last month's Mouth Cover Show: "That Guy Kramer," at Tampa's Play 98.7. He said "There is a phenomenon out there right now that I call the lying deceptive shell game of vanity Referencing an experiment he once conducted, he said "We took a size 8 dress from 1980 one from 1990 and one from 2000 and compared them -- the difference between them was two and a half inches in the waist alone!" said Gunn. As for Alley's true size, the fashion guru guesses that she's between a size 8 and a 10 ... But she looks fabulous," he added. "People are too size conscious."LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Cunningham Gets TV Makeover; "I Come Out Looking Like A Burnt French Fry"

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 -- Today marks the launch of WLW/Cincinnati's Bill Cunningham TV show on Tribune and if his regular listeners are expecting to see and hear more of the same they'll likely in for a big surprise. Taped at Maury Povich's former Manhattan studio, producers were quick to put Cunningham in expensive suits, provide regular spray tans and even attempt to help him lose his radio voice and sound more like the guy next door. Also gone will be the non-stop political banter and more talk about dysfunctional families and pot parties. He tell's The Cincinnati Enquirer, "They spent $30,000 on suits and shirts. Every Tuesday a guy spray tans me. I come out looking like a burnt French fry. I make John Boehner look pale," he joked. Under the guidance of Brechka, a "Montel Williams" producer for 12 years she says her biggest complaint is getting Cunningham to lose his radio voice. She also credits Cunningham's quick seque into TV because of his radio experience adding, "Many successful TV hosts - Phil Donahue, Larry King and Sally Jessy Raphael all started in radio." Photo: Tribune READ THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER ARTICLE HERE

 

 

V103's Frank Ski Opens 8000 Sq. Ft. Restaurant & Lounge Tonight In Atlanta

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2011 -- Beginning tonight, longtime V103/Atlanta morning host, Frank Ski, will add Restaurateur to his bio as he officially open the doors to his lavish Frank Ski’s Restaurant & Lounge on Peachtree Road in Atlanta. According to Premiere Public Relations, the 8,000-square-foot restaurant and lounge features outdoor courtyards, private dining rooms, VIP and cigar lounges in addition to a beautiful bar and a live music venue with an awesome Sunday jazz brunch. We shot Frank an email and asked whether or not he accepted "trade." We'll keep you posted. Check out photos and more by CLICKING HERE

 

 


Radio Award's Night At The NAB; Seacrest Mantel Grows Heavier

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - The Marconi Awards were handed out last night at the NAB/Chicago and, not surprisingly, some of the biggest names in radio topped the list. Among the winners included: Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year - Ryan Seacrest, Premiere Networks ---Major Market Personality of the Year Kevin and Bean, KROQ-FM Los Angeles, --- Large Market Personality of the Year - Dave Ryan, KDWB-FM Minneapolis, MN --- Medium Market Personality of the Year - Van and Bonnie, WHO-AM Des Moines, IA --- Small Market Personality of the Year - Dennis Jon Bailey and Diane Douglas, WIKY-FM, Evansville, IN, --- Spanish Format Personality of the Year - Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo, KMVK-FM Dallas, TX. The NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show was hosted by Premiere Network’s Elvis Duran from Z100 in New York. The show also featured a performance by Arista Nashville country music artist Ronnie Dunn. CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE LIST OF PERSONALITIES AND STATIONS HERE

 

 

 

STUDY: Radio Still Rules In The Car; Other Options Growing

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - You can take a breather for now. In spite of the growing competion from cell-phones, iPods, Satellite Radio, Pandora and the like, radio still dominates in-car listening. According to the new national survey from Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB), Edison Research, and Scarborough Research titled The Road Ahead: Media and Entertainment in the Car, AM/FM radio accounts for 84% of all drivers or passengers. It closest competition, the CD player, at 68%. The study was presented yesterday at The Radio Show, hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau in Chicago. And while the news is mostly positive, when compared to a similar study in 2003, it's fair to say other options are growing and will likely become more competitive as they become more standard equipment in future models. Plus, younger drivers may be a challenge as well. This study showed 1 in 4 persons 18 and older have used their iPod/MP3 player to listen to audio in their car; more than half (55 percent) of 18-24s have done so. 6% of persons age 18 and older and 1 in 5 persons aged 18 to 24 (19 percent) have listened to Pandora on their cell phone in the car. Plus, there a high level of interest in newly developed vehicle telematics and other in-car media applications: 41 percent are interested in pause, rewind and replay functionality for radio in-car and 40 percent are interested in built-in wireless internet for the car.

 

 


JOCKLINE EXCLUSIVE: Cumulus' McVay; Final Segment: "Rumors Vs. Facts"

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - In the final segment of our exclusive multi-part interview with newly appointed Senior Vice-President/Corporate Programming of Cumulus Media, Michael McVay has talked with Jockline Daily about his future plans & hopes in his new role at Cumulus. But what about all those rumors? The rumor .... Cumulus will do "group adds" for music. The music industry is calling me to ask questions about how we'll handle music adds. Reality... PD's in many of our markets will be encouraged to use research and their own judgment. The ratings will be the judge of how successful they are. Rumor; Cumulus will fire expensive talent everywhere. Reality; there's no such thing as an expensive successful talent. If the talent is generating ratings and that leads to revenue, then the talent is worth the money. However, there is a point where a talent could price themselves out of a market. Rumor; Cumulus dislikes talent coaches. Reality; I love the coaching of talent. Lew, Jon, John and Jan are all supportive of giving talent what they need. Rumor: Mike McVay's hair used to be mostly silver. What happened? Reality; he "low lights" his hair. Hey, he's metro-sexual.

 

 

January Jones Gives Birth; Johnjay & Rich Scoop Ends As Baby Boy Named Xander Dane Jones [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - Back in April, Mad Men star January Jones sent the gossip rags in a tizzy after she told Clear Channel's Johnjay and Rich that she was pregnant (they were asked not to bring it up, but hey...) and was having a hard time deciding on a baby name. She added more fuel to the gossip machine by not naming the father. She told JJ&R: "I'm looking for boy and girl names, obviously, because it's going to be a surprise for me," Jones said. "I love Cary Grant, I like Marilyn Monroe. That seems kind of like a celebrity thing to do, those weird names. I'm not really into that. I don't want to be too cliché about it." And since she chose not to know the sex of the baby made this all the more appetizing. "Mom and baby are doing great," Jones' rep told Us Weekly. This past Tuesday, she welcomed into the world Xander Dane Jones. LISTEN TO APRIL AUDIO HERE

 

 

The Golden Voice Comes Clean With Dr. Phil; "I Lied About My Sobriety" [VIDEO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - This is a story that somehow never seems to completely fade away. Earlier this year when TV's Dr. Phil took Ted Williams "The Golden Voice" under his wings, things soon began to unravel as he later admitted falling off the wagon and even leaving the treatment center that Dr. Phil had set up. But yesterday he returned. And after re-entering a treatment program on his own he finally offered an apology. Dr. Phil told him he looked pretty healthy, and Williams agreed that he was. "There were a lot of things I lied about," said Williams. "I owe you some amends, first of all. I lied about my sobriety, and I told people that you had exploited me." Williams explained he had acted to increase his fame and attract more lucrative deals. WATCH VIDEO HERE

 

 

Seth Rogen Joins Diamond Show; Talks Comedy Mixed With Serious Topic [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - Perhaps one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood found time to pay a visit to Mix 103.5/Washington, D.C.'s Jack Diamond Show. There to promote his new movie, "50/50," which opens nationally on September 30th, they of course touched on his other classics like "Knocked Up" and "Pineapple Express," which he called his favorite. "I can't believe they even let us do that one," says Rogen. He also discussed another new movie coming out with Barbara Streisand! He claims she is very nice, easy to work with, and even bought the crew Ice Cream! With regard to 50/50, which surprisingly, involves cancer, he admits in spite of the sensitive nature, the film is "just as dirty as his other films." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Harvey & Friends to Host 100 Young Men on October 7-9, 2011 In New York City

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - On October 7-9, 2011, comedian, radio personality, Family Feud television host, and New York Times best-selling author Steve Harvey will bring his highly successful mentoring weekend to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Mentoring 100 young men from the tri-state area who are without fathers, applications for the New York Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men are being accepted until September 19, 2011. The two day program will provide diverse visions of success to empower and uplift the next generation of men. Harvey will host numerous special guests whose social consciousness and steadfast dedication to achieving their dreams have impacted countless others in the worlds of business, entertainment, education, and more. Creating a tailor-made experience to address challenges that often go unspoken as young men navigate their teenage years to adulthood, Harvey’s New York mentoring weekend will welcome guests and support from sponsors WBLS 107.5 FM, The U.S. Army, K&G Fashion Superstore, Kmart, The National Guard and American Airlines, the official airline of the Steve Harvey Foundation. READ MORE HERE

 


Fisher House Bestows Top Honor To Clear Channel

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2011 - Clear Channel, the leading media company in America who has collectively raised nearly $1 million for Fisher House over the past two years, received this year's Patriot Award from The Fisher House Foundation. Clear Channel has aired public service announcements, interviews, on-site broadcasts from Fisher Houses and website content, with media exposure valued at more than $5 million. “All of us at Clear Channel are proud of our commitment to the Fisher House and the many military families they serve. Though we are a network of 850 radio stations across the United States, we pride ourselves on our local involvement,” said Clay Hunnicutt, Senior Vice President, Programming, Clear Channel Radio, who accepted the award. “It is important to us that we're strong community partners in each of the 150 markets where our stations are located. Our partnership with the Fisher House allows Clear Channel to make a difference in the lives of veteran families who live, work and play in our station’s neighborhoods.” The Patriot Award was established in 2002 as a means to recognize individuals and organizations that have been exceptionally supportive of our military families. PHOTO: Clay Hunnicutt, Senior Vice President, Programming, Clear Channel Radio receives the Patriot Award from Ken Fisher, Chairman & CEO, Fisher House Foundation.

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Scott Evan Returns To The Air; More Mo In NYC

WLEV-FM/Allentown adds longtime Philly and Dallas personality Scott Evans to mornings where he'll co-host with current member Cindy Wear. The show will be called, tadahhhh, Scott & Cindy in the Morning." • Z100/New York re-ups night host Mo 'Bounce to a new multi-year deal.

 

 

SUPER-SIZED: Cumulus Gets Green Light On 2.5-Billion Takeover of Citadel Broadcasting

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - Just like that, Cumulus is now the second largest group in the country. After agreeing to divest two of it's stations in Harrisburg, PA and one in Flint, MI, the FCC gave Cumulus Media (CMLS) the go ahead on its purchase of Citadel Broadcasting. Following the approval from the FCC, all that's left is Citadel shareholders giving their blessing. Together, they'll now own more than 500 radio stations. For its employees, for a sneak-peak as what to expect, be sure and read this week's exclusive interview with newly appointed Senior Vice-President/Corporate Programming of Cumulus Media, Mike McVay. In a special 5-part interview, he offers a candid look and what to expect, and in today's article, what not to expect. Read past segments at our website by CLICKING HERE

 

 

JOCKLINE EXCLUSIVE: Cumulus' McVay Pt. 4: "What I'm Not Going To Do"

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - In part 4 of a multi-part interview, newly appointed Senior Vice-President/Corporate Programming of Cumulus Media, Michael McVay talks with Jockline Daily about his future plans & hopes in his new role at Cumulus. We've read what he plans to do. What are some things off the table? Mike says "It should also be noted as to what I am NOT going to do. This isn’t about hiring friends and old acquaintances. I have been quoted as saying that “this is a reckoning.” I will be true to that. I want to change the culture of this company and of the business. That means that I’m hiring programmers, music directors, air-talent, promotion directors, digital managers and content/brand managers that have been successful. We want team members that have won and know how to win. The air-talent that does one great show, over and over again, is NOT what I’m looking for. The PD whose ego is bigger than that of the talent has no place in our organization. Individuals who are “more about themselves and less about the station winning” should go buy their own radio station. We are going to use our smaller markets to develop and train talent. We will truly serve the community. NOT lip-service, but truly get involved in what matters to the market … no matter how small or large. The majority of our radio stations are multi-dimensional. We’re more than music machines and our talk brands (News/Talk and Sport/Talk) are community focused. The Dickey’s grew up in this business. They not only understand that radios value increases when its connected to a community … but that community connection protects a radio station from an attack from a one dimensional station.

 

 

Mancow Heard Again In Chicago; Doubles Up At WJJG-AM

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - TRN syndicated and longtime Chicago host, Mancow Muller, returns to Chicago radio as the new morning host at 1530 WJJG. General Manager Matt Dubiel has signed Mancow to host Morning and Afternoon Drive. Muller’s Chicago-based morning show will air on 1530 WJJG weekday mornings from 7-10 and again afternoons from 1-4pm starting Monday, October 3rd. "I have been the Phantom of Chicago radio the last year, exiled from the pc landscape of today's corporate-controlled radio, programmed from lands far away from ChiCOWgo. So when a Radio Maverick like Matt asked me to air 2X a day I said yes. Six hours of Mancow a day is not enough but it's a start," said Mancow Muller.Dubiel says WJJG is going to do business a little differently than you might expect. The station will only offer 10 category-exclusive sponsorships of Mancow's Morning and Afternoon show. That's all, and according to the new GM, three of those spots are already spoken for. "You can't ride two horses with one ass," joked Dubiel. "Exclusivity helps convey authenticity, and provides tremendous value to our partners. One smart beer company is going to be THE beer of the Mancow show in Chicago. That’s just the beginning."

 

 

Bert's Big Thank You; To Send Over 300,000 Letters To Troops On Thanksgiving Day

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - Back in 2077, Cumulus Media's The Bert Show wanted to say thank you to troops all over the world on Thanksgiving Day. They decided to start a letter campaign. Little did they know their listeners would come through with over 375,000 letters. Now, with less than two months away, they're once again kicking off this drive and reaching out for help. Listeners are told that each letter should be heartfelt, handwritten, original, and free of any political statements. The purpose of the letter is to express thanks to the military personnel currently deployed outside the United States. Co-host Jeff Dauler tells Jockline Daily "Producer Tracey Kinney already has the GA Department of Education on board." Click Here For All The Details

 

 

The Boss Celebrates Birthday With Radio Special

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - Friday, September 23rd marks the 62nd birthday for Bruce Springsteen, everybody’s favorite “Boss” who is always willing to give his fans some extra time off! Envision Radio's Boss Time Radio are presenting a FREE two hour special broadcast celebrating Springsteen’s birthday and the indelible legacy he’s created with his unforgettable music. Mixed in will be some key special Bruce moments, including once in a lifetime jams with U2 and Elvis Costello plus additional fan favorites and an exclusive conversation with E Street Band guitarist Little Steven. This FREE special broadcast from Boss Time Radio is available for airplay September 21st through September 25th via internet download. Contact Matt Wardlaw at mattw@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details.

 

 

Fitz Helps Idol's Alaina With Senior Prom Date

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina was a guest on the Seattle based Fitz in The Morning radio show today and had a surprising request for the host! She asked him to help her get a date for her senior prom. It isn’t that the 17 year-old country music beauty is desperate. She just has her heart set on another new country artist by the name of Hunter Hayes. And you can’t blame her! The 19 year-old Hayes would be quite the catch. He has already written hit songs for artist like Rascal Flatts, can play almost 10 different instruments, and now has a new hit song of his own called Storm Warning. Fitz has promised Lauren that he will make it happen, and has reached out to Hayes’ people.

 

 

Big D And Bubba Talk Being Local In Syndicated Platform

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - On the heels of their 2011 CMA Broadcast Award nomination for "National Broadcast Personality of the Year", Big D and Bubba made an appearance at the NAB Radio Show in Chicago today. The Premiere Networks syndicated duo were featured on a panel entitled, "How to be Local in a Syndicated Landscape," which offered advice and guidance for staying local while playing to the strengths of syndicated programming. Big D and Bubba shared that the key to localism is not just being local, but locally relevant, and that success depends on working with stations, producers and programmers to create a local-sounding syndicated show.

 

 

Former Q100 Host Honored With Inspiring Women Award

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - Former Bert Show personality, Melissa Carter was recently honored with the Women’s National Basketball Association Atlanta Dream’s Inspiring Women Award. It was presented at the Dream’s final home game of the season. According to fenuxe.com, The award recognizes leaders who inspire women and others through their dedication and accomplishments in the areas of work, family and community. As Jockline reported a few month's back, Carter stepped off the show (her call) and now works as a diversity consultant helping to train employees on how to be more accepting of their co-workers regardless of their background.

 

Top News From The UK; Scottish Station In Trouble For F Words

By Graham Mack


THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011 - Ofcom (our version of the FCC) says Brick FM in Scotland is in breach of broadcasting regulations by playing songs which included the word "f**k" and "punani".Station management defended the broadcasts, saying "f**k" was a "commonly used word in Scotland which is not considered offensive locally" and went as far to suggest that Ofcom was "unfamiliar with the local dialect". It went on to say a punani was a "sandwich sold locally and is made of Italian bread with cheese and tomato which is heated up". After playing a track with the lyrics “I like to see the girls in the sexy bikini ni ni // Want to take my chilli and push it between ni ni // “I like pun-na-na-na-ni even if it’s a virgin” Brick FM came up with this to explain it away: “Brick FM said that a “punany” was a “sandwich sold locally and is made of Italian bread with cheese and tomato which is heated up” and therefore did not accept the song “More Punany” had sexual connotations” - I think you’ll find that’s a… “panini”.

Absolute Sale On Hold After Price Row
The sale of Absolute Radio has hit a stumbling block over the price interested bidders are willing to pay. The remaining potential buyers – Virgin Radio International and UTV Media – have pulled out of talks. Absolute was bought by TIML for £53.2m ($84m) in June 2008. Offers have come in under £20m ($32m) for the firm which recorded pre-tax losses of £4.3m ($7m) in 2009. Virgin were close to a deal in July but talks broke down over the value of the business.

UKRD Presenters Get Their Weekends Back
Presenters and journalists working for UKRD stations will no longer be required to work weekends, from October 1st. All staff will now only be contractually required to work the normal five day week. The move means more freelancers will be brought in to cover weekend programmes and news shifts, as the company says it is “determined to afford presenters and journalists the same consideration and working terms and conditions as others who work in the radio industry.” UKRD presenters and journalists also receive five weeks paid holiday, and enjoy working for the best company, according to the Sunday Times 100 Companies to Work For listings in 2011.

Graham Mack is a UK journalist and broadcaster with a daily newstalk show on the BBC.

 

 

 

Merlin's Randy Michaels And Walter Sabo To Keynote TMC/TSBC 2011

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - Merlin Media CEO Randy Michaels and COO Walter Sabo will be the subjects of an exclusive one-on-on keynote interview event at next month's Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp in Dallas. It's the first major industry appearance for the leaders of Merlin Media, LLC, the recently formed multi-media company that was launched in June 2011 by private equity firm GTCR in partnership with Michaels and Emmis Communications. Unquestionably two of radio's most colorful and innovative characters, Michaels and Sabo will bring their unique vision for the future of their new company and the broadcast industry to our TMC/TSBC 2011 keynote luncheon -- exclusively for conference attendees -- on Saturday, October 29th, at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre. Don't miss "Randy Michaels and Walter Sabo: Together Again For The First Time" only at the 2011 Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp, October 27-29 in Dallas. Register now, and book your hotel room at our special conference rates while they last, HERE.

 

 

 

New York Radio Host Defends Taser-Dad's Action; "He Didn't Stand For the Anthem Because He's A Jehovah's Witness

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - As it turns out, Leroy McKelvey, the man who somehow got a taser gun past security during Sunday's Jets/Cowboys game in the Meadowlands, is the father of Power 105.1/New York's morning host, Charlemagne Tha god (shown). McKelvey, a die-hard Cowboy's fan, got into an altercation with Jet's fans, later shooting one of them with the taser. He was then arrested on three counts of aggravated assault and two weapons counts. According The New York Daily News, tempers flaired after McKelvey didn't stand for the National Anthem and talked over "Taps" and "Amazing Grace" during 9/11 ceremonies. Later, when McKelvey got up to go to the bathroom, a Marine refused to move and let him out of the row of seats, words were exchanged and McKelvey shot him with the taser gun causing him fall and roll down several steps and injuring two others. Charlemagne, who was at the game but didn't sit with his father, told NYDN he didn't stand for the Anthem because he is a Jehovah's Witness, and does not believe in the practice. He also noted that his father felt threatened by Rex Ryan's comments last week saying it was a bad idea to wear Cowboys gear to the game. Charlemagne who commented on Monday's and Tuesday's show about the incident, paid McKelvey’s bond and he has since been released from custody.

 

 


JOCKLINE EXCLUSIVE: Cumulus' McVay Pt. 3: Format Captains

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - In part 3 of a multi-part interview, newly appointed Senior Vice-President/Corporate Programming of Cumulus Media, Michael McVay talks with Jockline Daily about his future plans & hopes in his role at Cumulus. Enter he Dawn of Format Captains: Says McVay: Look for Cumulus to add additional corporate programmers as Format Captains. I’m in evaluation mode. We’re reviewing the current O & O radio stations, and those that we’re about to buy, as well as reviewing the shows inside of the Citadel Radio Network. We’re identifying the best talent in America. That includes those inside of what is now Citadel, those inside of Cumulus, those inside of the Citadel Network and individuals that work outside of both groups. I’m taking an anthropological view of both Cumulus and Citadel. I’m studying these tribes and attempting to understand their customs and culture. Just because we’re buying Citadel doesn’t mean that we’re better than them. Just because Cumulus has been a smaller group than Citadel doesn’t mean that we’re not equal or better as operators. What it means to me is that I have the ability to take the best of the best … and employ them to make the new Cumulus an amazing company." COMING TOMORROW: "What they're NOT going to do."

 


Michael Baisden Partners with Black and Missing Foundation; Program Will Feature Profiles of Missing Children

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - In an effort to raise awareness for the thousands of missing children of color, Citadel-Media syndicated Michael Baisden announced that his has formed a partnership with The Black and Missing Foundation. As part of its commitment, the nationally syndicated radio program will highlight a child who is currently missing every day during the show. Key in this effort is informing listeners how they can help provide information to local law enforcement agencies. Critical details about these missing African American, Hispanic and Asian children will also be profiled on the show’s websites and social media outlets. The radio feature will also discuss child safety issues and provide tips for parents. “Our listeners have shown time and again they are more than willing to get involved and help worthy programs,” said Baisden. “I’m proud to know that our recent broadcasts focusing on these missing children have already generated several credible leads and reunited one missing child with their family. This is an issue that has not received the attention it deserves and our show intends to be part of changing that.”


 

ET'S Kevin Frazier Thinks Reality Shows Have Gone Too Far [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - Back in March, Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier gave word that he was leaving ET and would be joining its spinoff, The Insider. Yesterday, he joined WFTL's Rich Stevens where he weighed on the show, DWTS, Chaz and more. When asked about DWTS he said it's a phenomena. He loves it cannot stop watching and as far as Chaz, says people need to watch the documentary to know what he actually went thru, says reality shows have gone too far, its nuts. And he says Hope is the one that is gonna win! He's also into Twitter--really into it--yet is only following a few people, so Stevens said he needs to follow him. Within a few minutes after the interview, Rich got confirmation that he is now following ME, how crazy is that? Rich then asked if he believes in reciprocation. Angling to get his named mentioned on last night's show, Frazier said he'd try, but said he would have to figure out how to do it, without just saying Hi Rich Stevens. So did he get a mention? Nope. Rich tells Jockline Daily "He did email me and said I always keep my promise rich I do owe ya bro' LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

 

Regis Philben Tells Matty In The Morning "I Was Just Tired Of Doing The Show"

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - "What do want to know about me ... time is running out?" joked Regis Philben as he joins Kiss-FM/Boston's Matty In The Morning Show. Regis, who's leaving ABC's "Live With Regis & Kelly" on November 18th, was asked by Matty, "..just you and me, why are you really leaving the show? Are you sick of Kelly (Ripa)" "I'm just tired of doing the show. I really am," answers Regis. "How could you be sick of Kelly?" he ask. When asked how he plans to stay busy, Regis says he's doing an audio book, but was stumped by Matty when he was asked the book's name? After failing to come up with an answer, Regis shouts "I wrote the book, not the title!" Somehow, the subject turned to LWRK looking for his replacement and Regis wondered if Matty might be interested. "Why don't you throw your hat into the ring," asked Regis. Matty, sounding inspired, says "Maybe I will." Have your guy call me right after the show. Wait, I don't answer the phone. Have your people call lmy people." LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

 

Amy Winehouse/Tony Bennett Single Debuts; Today Would Have Been Her 28th Birthday

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - In what will be one of the first major sources of income for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Amy's duet with Tony Bennett, Body And Soul, got its first play today on The Ken Bruce show over Radio 2 in the UK. According to the Telegraph,
Winehouse's father Mitch said: "Amy was very generous and we kept coming back to the thought of how much she loved children. It seemed appropriate that the focus of our work should be with young people, those who are vulnerable either through ill health or circumstance" Winehouse, who was found dead in London on July 23rd, would have turned 28 today. Image Credit: Mark Alan

 

 

 

Another Day, Another Guy Takes Refuge On A Radio Tower

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2011 - Not your standard Jockline Daily story, but this is getting habit-forming. Remember just a few weeks back where a troubled man spent over six days on a radio tower in Tulsa. Hopefully, this isn't a growing trend, but now in Orlando, a man dressed in shorts and sneakers and straddling a beam on a 185-foot radio tower, screamed at Kissimmee police for hours until he finally came down. Officials report the 27-year-old Joseph Gonzalez was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. According to bradenton.com, the man had ‘84’ and ‘Norma’ tattooed on his chest, climbed up and down the tower in 90-plus degree temperatures. Apparently, the man was distraught over a child custody matter and took refuge on the tower. At one point, police tossed bottles of water to him, but moments after drinking it, he threw-up. Court records indicate Gonzalez had been arrested on a violation of probation charge and resisting arrest without violence in 2010.

 

 

 

Bay Area's Coy & Fiancee To Tie The Knot On-Field Before A's Game

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011 - Here's a love story 34-years in the making. According to The San Ramon Patch, KKIQ/KKDV Bay Area's morning host Wayne Coy first met Nancy Fragus 34 years ago when he was coerced into taking a then 11-yr. old Nancy along with him and his aunt (who was babysitting) to an "A's" game in September of '77. Fast-forward to last May, a marriage and divorce for each later, a Facebook Reconnect and a wedding proposal via-scoreboard during, where else?, an 'A's game. Fortunately for Wayne, she said yes. Now, this weekend on September 16th, just before the A's meet the Detroit Tigers, Coy and Fragus will exchange wedding vows at home plate at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. And, of course, in true radio fashion, this game will be held on “Fireworks Night." Our best to the happy couple. Now, break out the tissues and read the whole story here: The San Ramon Patch.

 


Cumulus' McVay Pt. 2: Breaking Out New Tools For Talent & Programmers

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011 - In part 2 of a multi-part interview, newly appointed Senior Vice-President/Corporate Programming of Cumulus Media, Michael McVay talks with Jockline Daily about his future plans. JOCKLINE: What can Cumulus talent and programmers expect in the coming months? MCVAY: "Cumulus has some amazing tools that are exclusive to the company. My personal experience as a consultant for 28 years tells me that what Cumulus has built is an amazing “tool box” that will allow our programming brain trust to focus on providing great entertainment, information and serve their communities. My role is to make it even better and to develop an elite team of superior content managers who know how to attract an audience. As for PD's, most of them can't focus on beating their competition because they cannot operate within their own building. They cannot win-over their own air-staff. We’re developing two things that should improve radio immediately. 1) A system that enables programmers to focus on the creative side of the business. How often have you heard a PD say “all I really want to do is program my station?” I believe that the systems that we’re authoring will do that. 2) Talent have been abused, taken advantage of and not coached properly. Lew Dickey has asked me to work with him and John Dickey in creating The Cumulus Masters of Programming (C-MAP) course. If we’re going to change the culture of our business, then we’re going to have to train our leaders in how to lead and educate others.

HIRING SUPERSTARS: We’re hiring superstars who will lead and inspire others to become great broadcasters, too. Dennis Green is joining the radio network and will be focused on creating and distributing great content for us to use across the total platform. Sam Rogers, who is a superstar in the media management and sales arena, joined Cumulus from CBS/Washington as VP/Political and Platform Sales. He’s already making noise in the industry in this unique position. I’ve identified dominant consultants, programmers and talent as individuals that we want to become a part of Cumulus. You’d be surprised at the caliber of individuals who have reached out to us that they may become a part of our team. PART 3 COMMING TOMORROW: Format Captains.

 

 

 

Mallory's "Tales of A Washed Up Never Was" Goes National

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011 - Scott Mallory, former morning host at Dayton, Ohio’s WGTZ-FM (Z-93) and WXEG-FM (103.9 The X), released his first book, “Tales of a Washed-Up Never Was” last month. The book that explores life after corporate downsizing and the dark side of radio has garnered positive sales and reviews. Dayton Daily News’ Don Thrasher wrote, “Radio can be an ugly business, as first-time author Scott Mallory notes in his insightful and often humorous novel.” Over the weekend Mallory had his first book signing at Omega Music in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District as part of the city’s pre-party for Dayton Music Fest. “Tales of a Washed-Up Neverwas” just became available for e-readers on Kindle. Mallory says, “I’ve always been more of a traditional book person, but Kindle’s free app had the book downloaded to my iPad in less than a minute. It’s pretty cool!” “Tales of a Washed-Up Neverwas” is available in paperback for $9.99 and on Kindle for $2.99, both at Amazon.com. Mallory is shown above with Dayton native R. Ring/The Breeders' Kelley Deal. For more information please contact Scott Mallory at scottmac213@aol.com.

 

 

Savage's 'Abuse Of Power' Debuts Today

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011 -Talk Radio Network's Michael Savage has created his own fictional character to take on Islamofacists in the form of Jack Hatfield. With three other non-fiction books under his belt, he tells World Net Daily "The bookstores are saturated with non-fiction political books," he explained. "But if you want to change the minds of people, and where they're going, you've gotta change the images. The best way to change images is through books and movies." There is some of me in Jack," says Savage. "And there is a lot that isn't." Staying true to his brand, Savage has Hatfield portraying as a freelance TV producer who lost his top-rated opinion show because of a liberal media smear campaign by a group that resembles Media Matters. Savage adds: "If the book is a big enough hit, it will be a movie."

 

 

 

Gomez Rings Up Mark And Mercedes; Calls Rebecca Black's 'Friday' One Of Her Guilty Pleasures [AUDIO]

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011 - Uber teen phenom Selena Gomez is in Las Vegas this week for an appearance at The Mandalay Bay. True to form, she found time to make the radio rounds and joined Mix 94.1' Mark & Mercedes. Getting past the usual Bieber, my fans mean the world to me gaga, Mark asked about viral star Rebecca Black. Comparing their stardom at such an early age and similar nuances, Gomez, who calls Black's "Friday" one of her guilty pleasures, says people like Black will become an easy target .. now that she's successful, people will begin to make fun of her." And does Selena have one ultimate guilty pleasure? Yup, she loves scary movies." Her favorite: Liv Tyler's 'The Strangers. Photo Credit: Fred Marledge LISTEN TO AUDIO

 

 

Another Jock In The Box: Dave FM's Brian West Attempts To Raise $2.74 Million For United Way While Living In A Box

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011 - For the third year in a row, Cambridge' 107.5 Dave FM's Brian West, co-host of the Brian and O'Brien morning show, puts his Right Guard to the test by living nside a storage container for a week to raise money for the United Way. Entering the 8' by 12' container yesterday, he hopes to exceed his $2.68 total from last year. He told The Record, “There are people in the community who do live in tough conditions ... If I can live in this box for five days, that’s really nothing compared to some people.’’ He'll do his morning show from the box each morning and because of its mobility, he'll move to a new location each day.

 

 

MOVERS/WAKERS: Stully & Duncan Debut On WXOS-FM St. Louis

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2011 - The Stully & Duncan show debuts WXOS-FM (101 ESPN) St. Louis beginning Monday, October 3rd. The former Cardinal player was most recently part of the radio team for Cardinal games on 101 ESPN's Baseball Tonight with Brian Stull. • WGER/Saginaw's Scott Shannon will be joined by night-time host Amanda Mitchell and the show will be called Scott and Mandee. She'll also handle middays on co-owned WCEN/94.5 The Moose. • WROZ-FM/Lancaster, PA, picks up crosstown's WLAN-FM morning host Bryan Jordan. He'll join Dennis Mitchell and Michelle Cruz in mornings. • KRZQ/Reno drops alternative and becomes Mix 100.9. Kidd Kraddick takes over mornings. Former host Chris Payne moves to co-owned Classic KURK-FM for afternoons.

 


They Didn't Forget

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2011 - Mike Luckovich' famous rendering of 9/11 (shown above) from The Atlanta Journal Constitution printed shortly after the horrific attacks, well-captured the emotions and sadness of that day. Our country never forgot 9/11 either and each year since honored its anniversary through an assortment of special tributes on radio, tv, other media. While each year's remembrances were special, this year's 10th anniversary was remembered in unprecedented fashion. Radio added its special touch. Over the weekend numerous stations in and around NYC, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia performed special live broadcasts--some going around the clock. Throughout the country, numerous broadcasts and events such as WLBI/Long Island's pint of blood drive for every victim, Channel 955/Detroit's Mojo In The Morning's 3000 balloon launch, KOB/Albuquergue's Human Flag formed by kids, KDWB/Minnapolis' Dave Ryan's 'Where Were You" video, syndicated talker Michael Smerconish, bussing 400 listeners to the crash site of Flight 53, plus a number of moments of silence and other tributes too numerous list. More tributes will continue today. Smerconish told a reporter, his motivation for assembling the bus trip was that he feared 9/11 becoming another Pearl Harbor Day. From this past week's appearances, that hopely won't happen. Photo reprinted with permission by Mike Luckovich.

 

 

After Effects Of 9/11 On NYC Personalities; Kerr: "Low Flying Planes Still Freak Me Out"

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2011 - As a baby dj in New Orleans, I recall once walking the streets in fear following a sniper episode atop a nearby building. Since our studio was somewhat in the line of fire, myself and other jocks remained inside the station for over a day (pushing aside regular programming and handling reporting) until he was overtaken. But even after the event, you couldn't help but look over your shoulder as you walked the downtown streets. This pales compared to what it must have been like for NYC personalities during the 9/11 attack. Last week we detailed accounts from a few of our readers, but yesterday, in a powerful piece by David Hinckley in The NY Daily News, he spoke with numerous other personalities to share their experiences: Among them included Warner Wolf, sportscaster on The Don Imus Show. He tells Hinkley: "..After the first building collapsed, I went up to the roof and saw the second one go down. It's funny how the brain registers things. When the second tower came down, I don't remember hearing any sound. I know it was there, but I didn't hear it." For former WYNY, now WAXQ's Jim Kerr, the event took a personal hit. He said he started thinking how had done lunchtime concerts for several years at the World Financial Center. You sort of got to know the regulars."I thought about Tom Foley, a firefighter I knew from Rescue 3. Christian Regenhard, a firefighter, was a bartender at the bar across from my apartment. "Neither of them survived ... low-flying airplanes still freak me out." READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

 

 

Banned 9/11 Songs List That Never Existed

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2011 - File this one under failed urban legends. Following 9/11, a lot of TV entertainment shows, like The Emmys and others, shifted gears to best fit the mood and sensitivities of that time. Radio wasn't excluded. Once it returned to regular programming, stations had to decide if certain songs may appear less than appropriate. One widespread rumor back then had Clear Channel, the nation's largest group, coming out with such a list. In reality it never existed. According to popblend, it wasn't a ban at all. Rather, just a recommendation that wasn't enforced. Among the songs said to be listed included James Taylor “Fire and Rain” -- The Rolling Stones “Ruby Tuesday” (9/11 happened on a Tuesday),The Bangles “Walk Like an Egyptian.” Writer Jessica Graybert jokes: "I would have a hard time hearing the argument that three women singing in shitty Halloween costumes had anything to do with Al Queda."

 

 

 

Beck TV Begins Tonight; 230,000 Subscribers And Blackboard In Tow

THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2011 - Back when Premiere syndicated talker announced he was leaving his nightly Fox TV show and lauching his own Mercury Radio Arts' online show, many wondered how he'd be able to amass such a following in a paid mode. Well, tonight that gets answered in resounding fashion as he kicks off his GBTV show to a reported 230,000 paid subscribers. According to The WSJ, back in June when he first announced, 80,000 had subscribed. And while this is a much smaller audience than the reported 2.2 million viewer to this Fox Show, it already overshadows the number of people watching the Oprah Winfrey Network in June. As a sidebar, since Beck owns the show and the GBTV network, he could actually generate more income than from Fox with an expected $20 million in revenue in its first year. In an interview, Beck says "GBTV is news for people who want to get involved and play a role in saving our country. And for those who worried, be comforted in knowing the infamous blackboard is coming back to the new show.

 


Cumulus' McVay: Emphasis On Entertainment; Serving Communities


THE MOUTH, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2011 - In the first of a multi-part interview with newly appointed Senior Vice-President/Corpor