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Ottawa Host Spurs Effort To Wear Red In Honor Of Slain Soldier

THE MOUTH OCTOBER 23RD, 2014 –– Yesterday's news of a gunman who opened fire at Ottawa's War Memorial, killing one soldier before barging into the city's Parliament where more gunfire was exchanged, spread quickly and brought deep sadness throughout the world. As experienced by other radio hosts whose cities were the target of terrorist's attacks, Ottawa personalities such as Hot 89.9's Jeff Mauler, morning co-host along with Rush and Jenni, told Jockline 'it was a tough day in Ottawa'. We were in a post-show meeting, talking about an upcoming promotion when we were told what was going on. The only thing that seemed to be the "right thing to do" was to get back on the air and try to connect with our lis‎teners.' Later, Mauler took to social media where he told his Facebook friends...don't forget to wear RED today as a special day to honour of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (the soldier killed at The War Memorial. Hashtags were soon created for others to post their thoughts and photos such as #‎OttawaStrong #‎WearRed #‎PrayForOttawa. Prime Minster Stephen Harper said the incident in Ottawa was a 'terrorist' act. Mr. Harper also indicated that it remains unclear whether the man shot dead on Parliament Hill Wednesday acted alone. 89.9 co-host Rush told Jockline, 'The toughest part was separating what is fact and what is rumour - since in a situation like this, everybody with twitter is a reporter...it's both a blessing and a curse. We just tried to get as many facts out as quickly as possible. Schools and buildings were on lockdown and people we scared.' Rush added, 'Things have calmed down in the city now - but things are going to be very different going forward...and it's a day that we're not likely to forget any time soon.' At last night's Philadelphia Flyers/Pittsburgh Penguins game, the entire arena sung the Canadian national anthem. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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MOTION: KINK-FM/Portland Now On The Hunt For A New Morning Co-Host As Marconi Exits; Dick Morris Leaving WPHT For Campaign Trail;Kelly Myers Exits WNKS-FM Charlotte

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23ND, 2014 –– Morning co-host Marconi (shown), who just arrived at 101.9/KINK-FM last July, is leaving the show. Remaining in place is co-host Sheila Hamilton. Following Marconi's exit, KINK's PD, Chris Mays posted on Facebook: "Dear Kinksters,...Over the past few weeks we've received a lot of feedback about the changes on KINK. In response, we've decided to make a few tweaks. Most of you love the KINK Air Personalities, but for many of you, the addition of Marconi to the Morning Show didn't strike the right chord. So we've decided to resume our search for the perfect partner for Sheila Hamilton." In a radio spot that started to appear on the station this week, Mays says that in their attempt to keep Portland weird, "maybe it got a little too weird." Now Mays is on the hunt for a new co-host for Hamilton. Mays tells Jockline, 'Have them send resumes and airchecks to me, along with a cover letter that tells me a little about themselves. KINK is a 46 year old heritage AAA station. As such, our core audience is aging. We’re looking to create a morning show than reaches young people, but smart young people. There’s a huge influx of 20-40 year olds to Portland. They come for jobs at Nike, Intel, Adidas, medical. No goofy bits or DJ’s. We need someone who is a versatile storyteller, in touch with pop culture, sports and a wide range of music." Reach Chris HERE ############ Conservative talker Dick Morris (R)announced that he'll be leaving his position at 1210 WPHT/Philadelphia. According to philly.com, Morris said he's taking off to to campaign for 2016 Republican candidates. Morris was hired by the station in March of last year, taking over for former Inquirer and Daily News columnist Buzz Bissinger, who left his position in December of 2012. CBS Radio Philadelphia Senior Vice President and Market Manager Marc Rayfield said the station will make an announcement about Morris' replacement as soon as next week. ######### Kelly Meyers exits middays at CBS Radio's WNKS-FM/Kiss 95.1 Charlotte. She had been with the CHR outlet for some five years. Myer's past stints have included Q102/Philadelphia and stops in New York, Allentown, Lancaster, Portland and SiriusXM. Meyers tells Jockline, 'they just didn't renew my contract. Reach out to Kelly here at saraheiorio@gmail.com and 201-519-4025 2

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Yahoo! Sports Radio Analysts To Be Heard On The Beast 980 L.A.

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2014 –– Yahoo! Sports Radio announced an expanded presence in the Los Angeles market as network analysts and Sports Flash anchors sign on to appear on The Beast 980 (KFWB-AM). The network will provide custom Los Angeles-centric Sports Flash news updates daily, in addition to Yahoo! Sports NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports MLB Analyst Jeff Passan and Yahoo! Sports Radio Host and NFL Analyst Sean Salisbury appearing regularly on the station. Wojnarowski joins former NBA All Star, UCLA national champion and LA Clipper Marques Johnson and co-host Jeanne Zelasko every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. PT to talk NBA on the Clippers flagship radio station, beginning October 30. Passan appears Mondays at 2 p.m. PT with George Wrighster and Brett Winterble, and Salisbury appears Mondays and Fridays at 11 a.m. PT with Fred Roggin, effective immediately. Additionally, the Network’s Sports Flash updates serve affiliates across all programming formats as the exclusive, custom-imaged, local sports updates offered by a national sports radio network. Produced by a select team of top sports news anchors across the country, Sports Flash content is available on a custom, daily schedule.

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Westwood One Sports Presents Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back NFL Games On Sunday

Kicks Off At 9:00 AM In Wembley Stadium In London

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23ED, 2014 –– Westwood One, the exclusive radio network partner of the NFL, announced it will air four consecutive NFL games this Sunday, October 26, 2014. This special day of back-to-back-to- back-to-back NFL broadcasts kicks off at 9:00 am ET with the NFL’s International Series game, between the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons, live from Wembley Stadium in London, England. Westwood One is the only network partner to be able to deliver all four windows of NFL games to the fans. Westwood One will broadcast the following four NFL games this Sunday (complete with play-by-play/analyst assignments): 9:00 am ET Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons @ Wembley Stadium, London with Dave Sims and Mark Malone –– 12:30 pm ET Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans with Kevin Lee and Ross Tucker –– 3:30 pm ET Philadelphia Eagles @ Arizona Cardinals with Tom McCarthy and Rod Woodson and 7:30 pm ET Green Bay Packers @ New Orleans Saints with Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, and Chris Doering (sidelines) Westwood One’s primetime NFL broadcasts can be heard on more than 500 radio stations nationwide, as well as on SiriusXM satellite radio, NFL.com/Audiopass, and NFL Mobile from Verizon.

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97.1 The Ticket’s On-Air Personalities Take Part In Challenge for Charity

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2014 –– The Karsch and Anderson Show - shown right (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays) and Mike Valenti from Valenti and Foster (weekdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.) are wagering for a cause on the Michigan vs. Michigan State game this Saturday, and ask listeners to join in! Each radio personality haspicked their “winning” team and will donate $500 toward the charities. All three on-air personalities are asking listeners to take on the same challenge with their friends and donate to each charity. Karsch has picked the University of Michigan to win. He's chosen a charity that will help the grandson of Lloyd Carr, former head football coach at the University of Michigan. Carr’s grandson was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in September 2014. Funds raised at www.chadtough.com will go directly to pediatric brain cancer research at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Scott “Gator” Anderson and Mike Valenti have picked Michigan State to win. Their chosen charity is Dick Vitale’s V Foundation For Cancer Research in honor of “Princess Lacey,” who was Michigan State player Adrian Payne’s biggest little fan, Lacey Holsworth. Holsworth, from St. Johns, Mich., died of a rare form of nerve cell cancer on April 8, 2014. Doug Karsch said, “Chad and Lacey are two stories that hit home with both U of M and MSU fan bases. It’s a way to give back. Both Scott Anderson and Mike Valenti could not have said yes any faster, when challenged to the wager for the upcoming game.”

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Taylor Swift's 1989 Secret Session with iHeartRadio"
Event To Air On iHeart Media Stations

Kicks Off Week As Guest Host For All Four Hours Of 'American Top 40'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2014 –– iHeartMedia will host Taylor Swift's 1989 Secret Session with iHeartRadio on Monday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. ET over its CHR stations throughout the country. It will also be streamed on iHeartRadio.com and Yahoo Live. Swift will kick-off the week by guest-hosting 'American Top 40 on October 25 and 26 and being featured on Direct From Hollywood with Ryan Seacrest on October 27. She will also appear as a special guest during On with Mario Lopez on October 29. On October 30, Diet Coke will present Swift co-hosting 'On Air with Ryan Seacrest for the show's entire four-hour broadcast live from New York City, sharing exclusive details about 1989. This will be the first time an artist co-hosts the entire radio program, as well as the first time the full show is presented by a single brand. To bring fans closer to the experience, Diet Coke is hosting the Ultimate 1989 Fan Party LIVE from iHeartRadio's NYC studios during the broadcast. Earlier this month, Diet Coke partnered with Swift on a new TV spot for the brand's "Get A Taste" campaign. The integrated campaign celebrates fans' unwavering love for the delicious taste of Diet Coke. In the spot, "Kittens," Swift finds the great taste of Diet Coke making her day a bit brighter and a whole lot cuter with some furry friends, including her newest feline addition, Olivia Benson.

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Randy Thomas To Host First-Ever Voiceover Mastery Event

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2014 –– Randy Thomas Presents announces that it will host its first-ever Voiceover Mastery Event for radio air talent and voiceover professionals on November 14-16, 2014, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Historic Downtown River District of Fort Meyers, Florida. The Voiceover Mastery Event is a one-of-a-kind weekend for voice talents of all levels seeking to super-charge their voiceover careers with practical tools and skills that will propel them to the next level of success and beyond. Through interactive panel discussions with the industry’s top voiceover professionals, participants will have a rare behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build a successful career in voiceover performance, including animation, commercials, narration, and promos. In addition, attendees will have the chance to audition for professional voiceover jobs, including a paid promo and one of two paid commercials.

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TOP RADIO NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD | By Graham Mack

Lily Allen Gets BBC Radio 1 In Trouble With Naughty Words

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 23RD, 2014 –– A senior producer at BBC Radio 1 allowed the continuation of swear words to be aired during a Lily Allen live set on the Radio 1 Big Weekend because “few children would be listening.” Ofcom (The UK's version of the FCC) ruled this week that the station breached the broadcast code and said the station could have done more to prevent or cut away from the stage feed. The Lily Allen’s set aired between 17:30 and 18:15. The regulator noted that there were six instances of “f**k” word during Lily Allen’s 45 minute performance. Ofcom also noted one instance of Ed Sheeran using the same word during his performance at approximately 18:45. The BBC said that Radio 1’s Big Weekend is an established feature of that service’s calendar attracting a huge demand for tickets and as a result the broadcaster believed there was a strong argument for providing listeners unable to attend in person with the opportunity to enjoy an “as-live” atmosphere that mirrored the experience of actually being at the event.

“There’s No Excuse” For Not Being No. 1. - ” Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS have lost the Battle For Breakfast in Sydney Australia. Kyle says he is to blame. He told The Sunday Telegraph: “I had high blood pressure and sleep apnoea — some days I would wake up and I’d been starving myself of oxygen by not breathing throughout my sleep.” Kyle also talked about his weight gain with his illness making it worse. After making these excuses Kyle said, “There’s no excuse for not being number 1”.

Galloway Goes Home - Robin Galloway is returning to his old breakfast show on Scotland’s regional FM radio station Heart, replacing Ewen Cameron. Ewen took over the show from Robin in 2011 after Robin and his former producer Barrie left following a practical joke which went wrong. Robin challenged Barrie to streak past a studio window where the Labour Party leader Ed Miliband was being interviewed on live television. Ewen’s co-presenter Cat Harvey is still listed on the Heart Scotland website but Ewen has been removed, suggesting Robin will be re-united with Cat.

Want an international broadcaster as a guest on your show? – Please call me on +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

 

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7Melissa Rivers To Inherit Over $100 Million From Mother's Estate

 

'Breaking Bad' Dolls Pulled Of Shelves At Toys R Us Amid Pressure - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]

[WATCH] UH OH: Al Sharpton Calls Ottawa Iowa - [TRUTH REVOLT]

REPORT: Jennifer Lopez Working On $25 Million Deal For Las Vegas Shows - [GOSSIP COP]

Steve Coogan To Replace Philip Seymour Hoffman In 'Happyish Comedy - [THR]

'Dukes Of Hazzard's Schneider And Wopat Record Christmas Album - [ROLLING STONE]

WHOAAAA: Check Out Johnny Depp As The Wolf In 'Into The Wood' On EW Cover - [E ONLINE]

Melissa Rivers To Inherit Over $100 Million From Mother's Estate - [US]

ABC Picks Up 'Shark Tank' Spin-Off Which Follows Companies Who've Cut Deals On Show - [EW]

Nick Cannon Returns In 'Drumline' Sequel - [NYDN]

[WATCH] Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - [THE VERGE]

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Talentmasters and Gabe Hobbs Media have teamed again to present Talk Show Boot Camp™ 2015, a special forum that caters to both current and future stars of spoken-word, programmers, producers and more. It's coming February 6 & 7th, 2015 to the luxurious W Hotel in Atlanta's Buckhead area (above). CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. REGIStRATION AT THE W HOTEL NOW AVAILABLE HERE

 

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Imus Cancer Kid's Ranch On The Market For $32M


THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– In the market for 2,400 acre ranch just outside of Sante Fe, NM with 28 Bedrooms; 38 Bathrooms, 11 buildings, plus Barns and greenhouses? Perhaps you should reach out to realtor Craig Huitfeldt. They're now listing WABC/New York's Don Imus New Mexico Cancer Kids ranch on sale for $32M. According to The New York Daily News, Imus has owned the ranch since 1998 and has hosted free visits for children each summer, but says the high altitude has made it difficult for him to breathe there. It sits 6,000 feet above sea level. Imus said this summer he couldn't return to the ranch, which he and his wife Deirdre operate, because the altitude makes it impossible for him to breathe there. It's a working cattle ranch and the Imuses have hosted free nine-day visits from over 2,000 children who have cancer or had lost siblings to SIDS every summer since it opened. Imus has spent most of his own summers there, working with the guests while doing his radio/TV show from a studio on the premises. Imus told the Santa Fe New Mexican news on Monday that he hopes the buyer will continue to operate the ranch as something "that will benefit kids." He also said proceeds from the sale will go to unspecified 501(c) charitable organizations. Don and Deirdre bought a ranch last year in Brenham, TX., and recently sold their home in Westport, Conn., for $14.4 million.

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[LISTEN] Reba Signs On As Nash Icon Music's Inaugural Artist

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– NASH Icon Music has announced REBA as its inaugural signing on the innovative new joint venture label between Big Machine and Cumulus. Yesterday, she joined America’s Morning Show host Blair Garner to share the news about her first new music in over five years. Leading up to the announcement, a Rebar song was played every half hour to highlight her career and gear up for the new chapter. Co-host Terri Clark performed “Fancy” for Rebooked, as part of co-host Chuck Wick's “5 Seconds” trivia game before a Rebar cake was presented in front of the live audience. REBA said: “I am so excited to be the first artist to sign up with this new joint venture. We’Ave been in the studio having a blast recording new songs and I can’t wait for my fans to hear them. Thanks to Scott Brochette, John Dickey and everyone at Cumulus for letting me be a part of these new and exciting times.” Separate from this joint venture between Cumulus and Big Machine for the Nash Icon Music record label and live events business, Cumulus independently operates 16 (soon to be more) Nash Icon radio stations and will soon distribute Nash Icon content to stations nationwide through its wholly owned distribution service West wood One. Pictured (L-R): Jim Weather son (Nash Icon Music GM), Chuck Wicks (America’s Morning Show host), Terri Clark (America’s Morning Show host), Rebar, Scott Brochette (BMLG President & CEO), John Dickey (Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus) and Blair Garner (America’s Morning Show Host) Photo Credit: Eric He any, Cumulus - LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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Hubbard's Ginny Morris To Receive 2014 Rockwell Award

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– The Conclave announced the 2014 Rockwell Award has been awarded to Hubbard Radio Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ginny Morris. The Rockwell Award recognizes those who have contributed to the rich legacy of the radio industry, communicating, inspiring and mentoring. Ginny Morris, a third generation broadcaster, is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Hubbard Radio, LLC. Hubbard Radio operates 30 radio stations in Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, and Cincinnati. While still in college in 1982, Ginny began working in the promotion department of their flagship TV station, KSTP-TV. She started with special projects and promotional events and eventually became the manager of that department in 1985. In July 1990, she was asked to take on the challenge of managing KSTP- AM, the original holding of the Hubbard Family’s broadcasting business. It was in that role that Ginny developed her true passion for and interest in the radio business. In May 1995, she added KSTP-FM (KS95) to her duties, becoming President and General Manager of both KSTP radio properties. Morris will be honored during the 39th Conclave Learning Conference scheduled for November 14 – 15 in Minneapolis.

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Topicpulse Launches Partnership With WTOP/Washington And E.W. Scripps TV

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– LDR Interactive announced today that its TopicPulseSocial Media Monitoring System has launched new partnerships with E.W. Scripps Television and Hubbard Broadcasting’s WTOP-FM in Washington DC. TopicPulse is a real-time social media monitoring system for newsrooms and content producers, that scanssocial media including Twitter and Facebook, local message boards, and news sources to track trending topics in a local market. Producers can also access trending video and images, and see which primary demo (gender and age group) is most inclined to engage with the topic on social media. TopicPulse also features a Tweetmap that showcases the market's most popular tweets and hashtags on a local map, enabling producers to create hyper-local content based on up-to-the-minute social trends. WTOP-FM in Washington, DC partnered with LDR Interactive to bring TopicPulse to its “glass enclosed nerve center newsroom” to track the social media engagement within the beltway. “TopicPulse has been a difference-maker and smart addition to our newsroom toolkit. The more information we have to track what our audience is interested in, the greater the opportunity is to better serve their needs, and TopicPulse helps us get there,” said Joel Oxley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hubbard Broadcasting’s WTOP-FM and Federal News. “We’ve been quietly deploying TopicPulse in major markets across the US this year,” said Daniel Anstandig, CEO of LDR Interactive and Creator of TopicPulse. “Whether you are creating content for a national TV show or a local market radio morning show, TopicPulse provides the real-time insights that on-air talent and producers need in an instant. It’s a secret weapon for content producers.”

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NETWORKS: Westwood One Inks Extension With vCreative; WYD Media Partners With Spreaker; Compass Media's Skratch N Sniff Signs On Death From Above 1979 For Halloween

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– Westwood One announces it has signed a multi-year extension with vCreative, the web-based continuity management system. "We look forward to working with Charles Steinhauer and a new and improved Westwood One,” said Jinny Laderer, vCreative’s President. “Our continued partnership gives us the ability to offer our software to clients with barter and/or cash payment options." Steinhauer, Westwood One's COO, adds: "vCreative is a great partner for Cumulus and the radio industry at large as they continue to innovate and improve station work flow. ########### Effective immediately, Spreaker is represented nationally for advertising sales by WYD Media Ad Sales. Additionally, WYD assists Spreaker with overall brand management and creates alternative and customizable opportunities for the ad community. WYD CEO Ron Hartenbaum comments, “The platform is an organic community of people who really want to be there and are actively participating. I’m excited about tapping into that marketplace by creating and aggregating cohesive content with Francesco and our clients.” ##########Radio's top rock remix show is keeping with their Halloween tradition of having some of rock's biggest artists co-host their Halloween Mix. This 2 hour show features all the best Halloween songs and remixes, including 3 tracks from the new Death From Above 1979 album THE PHYSICAL WORLD, out now on Last Gang / Warner Brothers Records. This commercial free mix is free to air for any non-competitive stations, interested programmers can get a download link by contacting Doug Ingold at Compass Media Networks at 310-242-8746 or email dingold@compassmedianetworks.com SKRATCH N SNIFF is a 2 hour weekly mix show heard on 55+ stations with both an Alternative and an Active Rock Mix available. snsmix.com for more info.

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Alpha Media San Antonio Raise Over $128,000 For Needy On Thanksiving

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– News Talk 550 KTSA, 1250 ESPN San Antonio, 941 KTFM, 1027 JACK-FM, KLEY-FM, and KSAH-FM – raised over $128,000 to benefit the largest Thanksgiving Dinner celebration in the country. The Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, named after the late Raul Jimenez, a local restaurateur, commenced 35 years ago serving meals to a couple of hundred people in need. The tradition called “A Feast of The Heart” has continued annually orchestrated by Mr. Jimenez’s daughter Patricia Jimenez. Today the event serves Thanksgiving Day meals to over 25,000 of most needy and elderly in San Antonio. Due to this generous out pour 25,000 Senior Citizens, Underprivileged families and the homeless will experience the joy of Thanksgiving!" Operations Director, Greg Martin, commented “We associate our stations with so many wonderful organizations, but this one is one of the most genuine. Its family run and family executed with the help of the community of San Antonio. There is no worry about high paying salaries and big overhead. You know exactly where your money is going”.

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Bay Area Hosts Tweak 'Royal's Lyrics In Giant's Favor

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– On the heels of of some San Francisco stations recent, temporary ban on Lorde's "Royals" song, 102.5 KDON's Sam "Diggedy" Segovia and Rynell "Showbiz" Williams (below) decided to take a somewhat different approach. Showbiz wrote and recorded his own version with the advantage going to The San Francisco Giants. Lorde said a photo of Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett was the inspiration behind the song after seeing the word "Royals" on his uniform. The song itself has nothing to do with baseball. One thing's for certain, with so many postings of Lorde's 2013 hit and video now popping up at websites, her popularity has probably never been higher. LISTEN HERE

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[LISTEN] Radios' Dave & Jimmy 'Growing Up In Pittsburgh' Song Spotlighted In Gawker

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 22ND, 2014 –– As you may have heard, Dave & Jimmy are proud to be so annoying. So, when Gawker announced the Pittsburgh accent to be the most annoying in America, they turned to the Dave & Jimmy classic song "Growing up in Pittsburgh" as an example. The secret? Dave Kaelin's brother and sister. Jerry & Christine were brought in as guest "vocalists" to keep the Yinzer sound authentic. Dave's mom, Maggie, said, "I can't believe the nation chose my children's voicesto be the example of the most annoying in America. I'm so proud". Actually, Dave's mom mumbled some hard-to-understand jibbersish that only a Steeler fan would recognize as language. Dave & Jimmy are syndicated thru USRN. And for the record, based at WNCI Columbus, none of them have Yinzer accents. When asked to account for the endless fount of beauty that the city has to offer (as a necessary counterpoint to its ugly accent), Gawker staff writer and Pittsburgh native Allie Jones listed the following wonderful qualities great former howme: Getting wasted at Mario's on da Sahside -- The Allegheny and the Mon flow into the Ohio -- People call the Monongahela the "Mon"
Primanti Bros. for SURE -- Da Point -- Stillers -- Pens
There you have it. Shout out your success over the Mon and learn the lyrics to this song, easily the funniest and best song I've ever heard about Pittsburgh,' she wrote: LISTEN HERE

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7McConaughey On Yet Another Cover; Renee Zellweger Causing A Stir With New Look

 

Renee Zellweger Causes Stir With New Look - [DAILY MAIL]

[WATCH] Italy's 'The Voice' Singing Nun Winner Debuts With Madonna Cover - [ROLLING STONE]

Barbara Walters Returns To Present '10 Most Fascinating People' On ABC - [HUFFPO]

Ben Bradlee, Famed Editor Of The Wash. Post, Passes Away - [THR]

UH OH: Cowboys Cut Michael Sam - [DEADSPIN]

Matthew McConaughey Talks Marriage In GQ - [ICYDK]

Leslie Jones Joins Cast of SNL - [DEADLINE]

Roma Downey Returns To TLC With Modern-Day Miracle Series - [THE WRAP]

Meryl Streep And Hugh Grant Join For New Film 'Florence' - [VARIETY]

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SBG & Fitz Sign Multi-Year Development Deal

To Assume Hosting Duties For 'Nashville Minute;' Launch Show Into National Syndication On Multiple Dayparts/Formats

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– Sun Broadcast 7Group announced today that it has entered into a multi-year syndication and sales partnership with Entercom morning man and nationally syndicated personality, Fitz. The deal will encompass all Fitz branded on-air offerings including the “Powered by Country” weekend countdown, which will be renamed “The Hit List” when it moves to Sun in 2015. “I have been blown away by the vision, passion, and energy that Jason Bailey and his team at SBG have shown me. I have never had more support in my life. These guys just get it!! PERIOD!!" said Fitz. In addition to the weekend countdown show, Fitz will assume hosting duties of “Nashville Minute”, a daily news and entertainment feature developed and produced by Gen3 Entertainment, now heard on over 80 affiliates. Nashville Minute will be expanded to two daily reports with Fitz’s first broadcast airing on Monday, October 27th. Sun also announced that it would be syndicating Fitz’s current #1 morning show from 100.7 “The Wolf” in Seattle. “The Fitz Show” will be offered daily from coast to coast as a modular show for airing in multiple dayparts to Country, CHR and Hot AC affiliates.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: iHeartMedia SF Names Mark Adams PD For Star 101.3 and WiLD 94.9; Claudine Cazian On The Rise At Premiere Networks; Entercom Appoints Carlos Lamadrid To National Sales Post

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– iHeartMedia San Francisco announced today that Mark Adams (L) has been named Program Director for Star 101.3 KIOI and WiLD 94.9 KYLD. He arrives from iHeartMedia Portland, where he most recently served as Vice President of Programming. Prior to joining iHeartMedia he was Vice President of Music Programming at CBS Radio in Houston. Adam's industry experience also includes previous roles in the San Francisco, Milwaukee and Fresno markets.
"It’s been my long term goal to return to the Bay area and I would like to thank Don Parker, Katie Wilcox, Brad Hardin, as well as Hartley Adkins for their support. iHeartMedia Portland has begun a nationwide search for a Vice President of Programming. ######### Claudine Cazian (C) has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Programming and Branded Entertainment for Premiere Networks. As Executive in Charge of Production for On Air with Ryan Seacrest, American Top 40 and Direct from Hollywood, Claudine was charged with overseeing the daily execution, branding, marketing and growth of these extremely successful properties. She continues to manage a team of more than 20 writers, producers, and editors, while creating synergies between the radio, TV and web divisions of Ryan Seacrest Productions. ########### Entercom Communications announced that Carlos Lamadrid (R) has been appointed as Entercom’s new Vice President of National Sales and Strategic Partnerships. “We are thrilled to have someone of Carlos’s experience join our team,” said Weezie Kramer, Entercom Station Group President. “His sales, business, and marketing acumen are market tested and will help us elevate the conversation with our customers.”rtisers. This is an exciting time in radio broadcasting and to be part of Entercom’s sales leadership team.” Lamadrid was mot recently SVP of TC Media.

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CONDOLENCES: Luther Masingill Passes Away at Age 92; Veteran Broadcaster, Jaan McCoy, Found Dead In Dallas

77THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– Known by most Chattanoogans as "Luther", the legendary Tennessee host, Luther Masingill passed away at 92. During his career, Masingill was the recipient of two Marconi Awards, induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame, and numerous other honors. According to WRCB TV, When asked by former WDEF-TV General Manager Ben Cagle how he'd like to be remembered, Luther said “Remember me fondly… I was a finder of lost dogs and cats and things… tried to help people out on the air when they were burned out. Radio and TV can be so helpful to people. Just remember me as a nice guy.” Luther aired for over 70 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Varnell Masingill, daughter Joanie 7Masingill Brown, and son Jeff Masingill. ######### Jaan McCoy, a producer for Westwood One’s 24-hour Classic Hits format, passed away Saturday (10/18) in Dallas, TX. McCoy, born in Brazil, grew up in Pennsylvania and Syracuse, where he started radio at age 16 with a Saturday Morning stint on WFBL. His radio adventure has taken him to gigs in the Hamilton/Toronto and Ottawa markets in Canada, then to Dallas for FM Classic Rock, Rock Hits on the ABC Radio Network, and 20 years as Morning Host of The Breakfast Club--with 10 of those years at WLGZ's sister station KAAM. Most recently he was one of the principals in the ownership of Country and Rock and Roll hits stations in Greenville, Texas. He is survived by his wife and six children. David Felker, Westwood One’s Classic Hits Program Director, said “Jaan loved radio and anything to do with music and programming. We’d talk for hours about it. He was dedicated, hard-working, always willing to be there to help out, and he always did it with a smile. Jaan was a true professional, an inspiration and a friend to us all. He’ll be missed.”

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Another Person Jumps To Their Death From New Jersey Radio Tower

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– For the second time in a year, another person jumped to their death from a 400-foot from Y107's radio tower in the downtown section of Long Branch, NJ. Samuel Stubbs told nj.com he saw a man climb midway up the red and white radio tower without a harness and jump off. "I saw him sitting up there and then I saw him just take a step off the side of the tower," Stubbs said. "And then he just tumbled." Another witness said it appeared that the man fell when he tried to climb higher up the tower on a diagonal beam. In April, a 60-year-old man jumped to his death from the top of the tower and fell through the roof of a vacant commercial building on his way down, landing inside of the building. Reports are that the man in the most recent death was probably only up there for a half hour. Stubbs daughter said "They need to block off access to the tower better or put barbed wire on there or something, because this can’t keep happening.”

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[WATCH] The Mix Group Celebrates 550 Affiliate Mark With Film Premiere Starring HITS 97.3 Miami's Jill Strada

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– The Mix Group celebrates yet another milestone, accruing over 550 affiliates while in their eleventh year. And for the occasion, the creative minds at Mix released a cinematic promo thriller which takes the viewing audience into the process of creating and delivering Creative Radio Imaging & Branding under the time sensitive, pressurized environment of contemporary Radio. This action thriller stars Industry Icon and HITS 97.3 Programming Powerhouse Jill 7Strada, along with APD Dave Hanson, Mix Talent Voiceover Artist Scott Matthews, and Voiceover Superstar Vanessa James. The Stars and their friends & families gathered Sunday Night at a Private Theatre screening for the completed project, which took a little over two months to film and edit. “This was a MASSIVE undertaking! We literally worked day and night for the last two months creating this entertaining yet educational experience that demonstrates how we both produce and deliver our world-renowned Imaging no matter what (sometimes crazy) challenges we face,” said MIX Pres. JASON GARTE. “It was so much fun debuting my acting skills in The Mix Group’s latest video. These guys don’t stop for nothing when it comes to being creative, and this video is a prime example of their talents! They are the best production group in the business!” commented an elated WFLC-FM Miami Director of Branding, Jill Strada. "We were like a bunch of crazy kids and a camera," she added. If you have a few minutes, WATCH VIDEO HERE

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NETWORKS: ABC To Provide Extensive Coverage Of Midterm Elections; Envision's 'Legends of Country Adds 93.1 Hank FM Richmond To Roster; SBG's Marilu Henner Adds Three More

7THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– On Tuesday, November 4th, ABC News Radio will provide listeners with extensive coverage of the 2014 Midterm Election. Correspondent Aaron Katersky will anchor wall-to-wall live coverage for seven hours, from 7pm ET until at least 2am ET. ABC News Radio’s team of correspondents will be located strategically throughout the country to report on key races. Among its team of more than a dozen reporters, correspondent Steven Portnoy will report from 7Kentucky, correspondent Alex Stone will report from California and correspondent Jim Ryan will report from Dallas, Texas. ######### Envision Networks® and Kroeger Media Inc. are excited to announce Alpha Media’s WWLB-FM/Richmond, VA as the latest affiliate of HANK FM®. With WWLB’s recent launch as 93.1 HANK FM®, the station joins other Alpha Media HANK FM® in Savannah and Dayton as well as over 200 affiliates on the Envision Country Network. Listen to HANK FM® at 931HankFM.com. For more information on HANK FM® can visit goenvisionnetworks.com or contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or ValerieB@envisionradio.com. ######### Sun Broadcast Group proudly welcomes WZGM-AM / Asheville, NC, WFLN-AM /Arcadia, FL, and KATE-AM /Albert Lea, MN to its growing list of Marilu Henner Show affiliates! This unique weekday talk show canvasses pop culture, human interest stories, health, family, and relationships. To see if The Marilu Henner Show is available in your market, contact Ron Rivlin at 800-380-9303.

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Benztown Office Dog Picked As A Finalist By 'Fast Company' In Hardly Working Category

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– Benztown’s Office Dog "Penny" has been selected as one of 30 Finalists in 'Fast Company Magazine’s “Hardly Working” Category. Penny is a 15-year-old Chihuahua mix rescued from the 7animal shelter 12 years ago by owner Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown President. Penny may be 105 in dog years, but she still has a keen ear for great radio! She keeps watch over Benztown’s Burbank, CA, offices and studios and has never met a lap she didn’t like! Like Benztown, she may be small, but she thinks and acts big! AND SHE LOVES RADIO!! Now she need your vote: As you'll see from the THIS LINK - - the dogs have been separated into five groups. This Friday, Oct. 24, Fast Company will have a run-off (like a best in show) to determine the overall winner. Penny is a finalist in the Hardly Working Category. Within this category, she is pictured on the 5th row, 4th from the left. Penny is wearing a hot pink sombrero, so you can’t miss her! Remember to hit the “Submit” your vote button on top and at the bottom of the post to have your vote for Penny logged.

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WGN's McMurray Invades 'Letterman' And 'Today' Show

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THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– Yup, that was WGN's Pete McMurray broadcasting from United Stations in NYC last week. Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen was on CBS's Late Night Show with David Letterman along with The Foo Fighters. Rick and Dave Grohl were supposed to come by Pete's show on Thursday, but Rick called Pete an hour before the show and says, "Grohl has us all leaving for Chicago to get ready for tomorrow's show" (they played a very small bar The Cubby Bear on Friday. So, Rick calls from the plane). Meanwhile, decided not to wait and jumps on a plane to New York to visit both The Late Show, as well as, The Today Show where got to hang with Matt Lauer (he sent photos to prove it). While there, he had a chance to visit Letterman's set, plus pose in front of the legendary CBS Letterman Show Marquee.

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Island 106 Panama Spreads Bras Across The Bay For Bucks

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THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 21ST, 2014 –– As always, Bras and fundraisers make for a great pair. Last weekend, Island 106 in Panama City hosted their 2nd annual Bras Across Bay 5k on Saturday as a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Miguel Show with Mandy & Holly hosted the event, which brought in nearly 200 runners. The station raised over $6,500!

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7Check Out Jimmy Fallon's Rules For Success

 

7Pitbull To Once Again Host American Music Awards - [ABC]

Jimmy Fallon's Rules For Success - [MENS JOURNAL]

Legendary Designer Oscar de la Renta Passes Away - [NBC]

[WATCH] Jay Leno Paid Tribute At Mark Twain Ceremony - [WASHINGTON POST]

UH OH: REPORT: AMA Producers Say Sinead O'Connor Lied About Pope Francis Duet - [TV GUIDE

Hawaii Five-O To Feature 'Special Five' In 100th Episode - [THR]

Bethany Frankel Confirms Return To RHONY's 7th Season - [US]

ABC Group Picks Up Tyra Banks' Daytime Talk Show - [VARIETY]

Nicki Minaj Busts Out In 'GQ' - [GQ]

UH OH: Woman Launches Protest Against 'Toys R Us' For Carrying 'Breaking Bad' items - [TODAY]

[WATCH] Woman Arrested After Being Rescued From Chimney - [KTLA LA]

 


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Connecticut Station's License Renewal Delayed Following Payola Complaint

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2014 –– The attention on Former Gov. turned radio talk host, John G. Rowland, who awaits sentencing on campaign fraud charges has now shifted to his last employer, WTIC-AM/Hartford, where license renewal has been delayed following a "payola" complaint. According to ctnow.com, Hartford attorney and political activist Ken Krayeske (R) has made a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission — his second, claiming that Rowland and WTIC broke the law when Rowland used the radio show to promote a congressional candidate who was secretly paying him. Before Krayeske mailed his complaint on Oct. 1st, the FCC had delayed, without explanation, renewal of WTIC's broadcast license. A station executive said that WTIC has not been given a reason and that delays are commonplace. Representatives of the FCC have inquired about Rowland and evidence presented at his trial, sources familiar with the inquiry said. According to the report, if the FCCi pushes ahead, it will be running a 'low-stakes inquiry.' Penalties, if any, could involve reprimands or fines, said veteran broadcasters and lawyers who practice before the FCC. If there is a violation, With regard to payola, the law requires broadcasters to disclose to listeners when content is broadcast in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. Disclosure of sponsorship must be made at the time of the broadcast so listeners may judge whether endorsements are objective or simply pitches by shills. Suzanne McDonald, senior executive at CBS radio's Connecticut properties, acknowledged that the FCC has delayed renewal of WTIC-AM's broadcast license but that she has been unable to obtain an explanation.

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KFOG/San Francisco Puts Kibosh On Lorde's 'Royals' Until After The World Series

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2014 –– KFOG/San Francisco is temporarily removing Lorde's 2013 hit "Royals" from its playlist.
"There is no room for anything Royals-related in San Francisco, and that includes "Royals,"the station announced last Thursday. "Why send any positive vibes to Kansas City?" asked Jim Richards, KFOG's program director. "Why not give the song a rest? No one is going to get hurt over it." Richards told NBC TV'S Bay Area affiliate. New Zealand-born Lorde, who at 17 still has plenty of time to pick a different team, has confirmed that the song was in fact at least partially inspired by a National Geographic photo of Royals legend George Brett signing autographs. Lorde, a self-proclaimed “word fetishist,” said the word “Royals” on Kansas City Royals player George Brett’s jersey stuck with her and inspired her to write the song. In a late update, KOIT has also banned the "Royals" song.

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[WATCH] Anthony Cumia Opens Up About Relationship With Former Partner

'I think we had a lot more in common when we first got together in the business than we did at the end of it...'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2014 –– After exiting the show following a 20-year radio relationship, Anthony Cumia, one half of the former Opie and Anthony show, said while there is no “bad blood” between he and Gregg “Opie” Hughes, Cumia told a caller their relationship has definitely changed over the years. During one of his podcasts on “The Anthony Cumia Show,” he admitted “I haven’t really heard from him. Let me straighten that out though. He’s got a lot on his plate right now. He’s not thinking about coming on this show or anything like that because he’s left with the tattered remnants of a radio show that he needs to build up into something. I think we had a lot more in common when we first got together in the business than we did at the end of it, that’s for sure,” he added. “And through nobody’s fault, it’s just the way it works." Opie and comedian Jim Norton recently re-signed with SiriusXM and continue the radio show without Cumia. In his response to Cumia’s comments, Hughes told theblaze.com, lots [are] getting the impression I haven’t talked to you at all since this all went down and you know this isn’t true. Really would like to know why they think this. Anytime you want to have a beer [or] grab a bite just let me know… hope all is well.” Cumia then responded, “Yes! I’d love to." WATCH PODCAST HERE

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Sacramento Host Takes Top Honors In $10,000 Selfie Match

 

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2014 –– Point To Point Marketing wrapped up its "$10,000 Selfie Contest"contest that was exclusively for anyone who worked in broadcast radio or Television today. The winners were randomly selected from hundreds of fun & interesting entries. Taking first prize of $5,000 winner was Kristen Flowers (L) co-hosts in mornings on Country 101.9 The Wolf, Entravision/Sacramento. 2nd place winner of $3,000 went to Cassiday Proctor (C) co-host on Kiss 95 1, CBS/Charlotte Drex & Maney Show. 3rd place winner of $2,000 went to La'Cinda Trotter (R), Gospel Show host at Jams Radio/Philadelphia. Check out all the entries at http://instagram.com/ptpmarketing

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Bob & Tom Create Customized Football Music For Affiliates

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2014 –– The Bob & Tom Show, distributed by Westwood One, is engaging football fans across its vast listening base with fun, customized songs for local stations that air on The Bob & Tom Show and in many markets with college or pro football teams. Each song is market specific, customized with call letters and station monikers. The first song in this year’s series was created for Cincinnati’s Fox 92.5 (WFOX), the heritage rock station where The Bob & Tom Show dominates morning drive and pulls in a huge local audience, many of whom are passionate football fans. The music promotes The Bob & Tom Show while getting listeners pumped for the next Bengals matchup. Tom Griswold said “This is a terrific opportunity for us to create something exclusive for our listeners that can only be heard on The Bob & Tom Show affiliate stations. “Who Dey” and all the other team songs are performed by Duke Tumatoe and The Bob & Tom Band, and recorded at the show’s recording studio in Indianapolis.

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[LISTEN] Peyton Manning Sets All-Time Passing TD Record

Earlier tonight on Sunday Night Football, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tied and set the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a career. The record-breaking 509th touchdown came late in the second quarter against the 49ers, when he connected with receiver Demaryius Thomas for a 8-yard score. It was Manning’s third of the night and moved him past Brett Favre into sole possession of the all-time record. The game and the historic moment was broadcast nationally on Westwood One. Here is Westwood One's Kevin Kugler with the call - LISTEN HERE

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[LISTEN] US-101 Chattanooga's Pays On Air Tribute To The Late Bearman

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 20TH, 2014 –– Funeral services for one of Chattanooga's top rated host were held on Sunday. Benjamin Martin, known to listeners as Bearman (C), 61, passed away last Thursday after a lengthy battle with liver disease. He had been hospitalized frequently in recent months and had just returned home. Late Wednesday night, he fell, resulting in a head injury which was too much to overcome. At WUSY-FM's website, Bearman had written: I've been in "Radio" for 35 years. Started at a small AM station in south Alabama doing whatever needed to be done..hoping to one day get on the air, and to the dismay of some...finally one day they put me on. I've been in country radio for about 30 of those 37 years, and I've been at US-101 for 25 years. I started at US-101 doing mid-days, then moved to afternoons, then in 1995 Ken Hicks and I moved to "mornings" and I've been there since. I, along with my partner Ken, have been nominated for 4 CMA awards and 3 ACM awards...and we have won the Country Radio Broadcasters Personality of the Year Award. I am married to my wonderful, beautiful wife Rosa...we have 3 children...Jason, Jacqui, and Jeff, and 6 grandchildren. We live in Flintstone, Ga. and I work part-time at the rock quarry...I have a dinosaur named "Dino" and my best friends' name is Barney." Last week, the station staff paid tribute an on-air to Bearman. LISTEN HERE

 

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7'Late Show' Cue Card Turner Fired After Assault On Writer

 

Guess Who's Taking Over For Erin Andrews On DWTS During World Series? - [E ONLINE]

Former 'American Idol' Contestant Joanne Borgella Passes Away At 32 - [E ONLINE]

BRITISH MAG: Amal Clooney Is London's Most Powerful Woman - [WHOSAY]

Queen Latifah To Host Hollywood Film Awards - [CBS]

UH OH: 'Late Show' Cue Card Turner Fired After Assault On Writer - [NY POST]

Charlie Sheen Breaks Engagement With Fiancee After 8 Months - [US]

UH OH: Russian Tennis Head Banned And Fined After Calling Williams Sisters 'Brothers' - [COURIERMAIL]

Susan Saradon To Play Marilyn Monroe's Mother In New Mini-Series - [DAILY MAIL]

Check It Out: Kerry Washington Goes Make-Up Free On 'Allure' Cover - [BELLANAIJ

 

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Alpha Media Adds Energy 102.3 To Peoria

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 –– Alpha Media Peoria, Illinois announced today the launch of Energy 102.3 WDQX. The new CHR format was “Energized” October 16, at 9am by announcing it will play 10,000 songs-in-a-row, commercial free.” “We’re very excited to add a CHR format with Energy 102.3 to our market-leading cluster of stations,” said SVP/Market Manager Peoria, Mike Wild. “It’s the perfect complement to our group and it rounds out the full spectrum of audience for our advertisers.” Alpha Media VP of Programming, Phil Becker commented on the announcement, “Over the last few months Alpha Media has shown our commitment to locally programmed CHR stations. That focus is once again proven as we add WDQX to our Top 40 roster. A new Energy has come to Peoria and it’s fully charged!” Energy 102.3 is launching with a 10,000 song or $10,000 promise. If the station doesn’t play 10,000 songs-in-a-row without commercials, the first listener to call the Energy line can win $10,000.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Michael Jordan Named PD At 97.5 WAMZ Louisville; iHeart Media Chicago Appoints Anne Hudson To LSM Post

sTHE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 –– 97.5 WAMZ announced today that Michael Jordan will become the brand’s new Program Director. Jordan currently serves as Operations Manager for the iHeartMedia Lexington, KY cluster and Program Director of Lexington’s Country WBUL. He will continue those duties, adding responsibility for WAMZ in Louisville. Jordan replaces Coyote Calhoun, who is stepping down as Program Director at the end of 2014, after 35 years with WAMZ. “Coyote Calhoun built WAMZ into a legendary brand,” said Jordan. “We want to continue his legacy of great Country music, concerts, and a tireless dedication to the community. I’d like to thank Kelly Carls, Bill Gentry, and iHeartMedia’s senior leadership for this amazing opportunity.” ######### iHeartMedia Chicago announced that Anne Hudson (R)has been named Local Sales Manager of 107.5 WGCI-FM, V103 [WVAZ-FM] and Inspiration 1390 [WGRB-AM], effective immediately. In the last 10 years she's held management positions which include 106 KMEL in San Francisco and Power 106 in Los Angeles. Hudson has much success leading teams in creative, multi-platform idea generation including celebrity endorsements and event integrations as well as by incorporating social media and digital elements into campaigns.

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[LISTEN] Arizona Sports Hosts Nearly Come To Blows On Air

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THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 –– Most of us have experienced, or at least heard tales of some pretty heated exchanges between show members while the mic was off. But every now and then a few of them slip through when the the mic is hot. That was the case this week on Arizona's 98.7's Doug And Wolf Show. According to deadspin.com, this all started with Doug and Wolf veering off into a conversation about the strength of the Oakland Raiders' brand because, as Dead Spin's comments: "that's the kind of *hit you have to talk about when there are hours upon hours of airtime to fill." Wolf (R) argued that the Raiders' brand is incredibly strong and possibly worth billions of dollars. Doug countered by saying younger NFL fans probably do not hold the Raiders in high regard because the Raiders have sucked a lot lately. So, for about eight minutes or so, the conversation goes along peacefully until Wolf gets fed up and tells Doug to 'shut up.' Now we all know that in the official 'man book' telling another man to shut up. let along over the air, is akin to being poked in the eye. Wolf then rises from his seat (which you can hear) and asks: "You wanna go!?" Which, apparently, meant Wolf was ready to rumble. Go to about the 8-min. mark and LISTEN HERE

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Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel Heads To iHeartMedia

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 –– iHeartMedia has welcomed the legendary True Oldies Channel to iHeartRadio’s lineup of more than 1,900 live stations. The True Oldies Channel is hosted by radio's iconic Scott Shannon and plays a variety of Oldies and Classic Hits. The station, launched in 2004, is now available across the country everywhere iHeartRadio is offered. Beginning this week, listeners can hear hits from artists such as Celine Dion, Elvis, The Beatles, Otis Redding and more by tuning into the True Oldies Channel exclusively on iHeartRadio (http://www.iheart.com/live/True-Oldies-Channel-6691/) or its website trueoldieschannel.com.

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Stars Line Up For First Ever iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Events

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 –– iHeartMedia announced Pitbull (R), J. Balvin and Becky G as new additions to its first-ever "iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina presented by Sprint" line-up. The inaugural iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina will celebrate the best in Latin music with a tremendous group of artists including already announce performers Ricky Martin, Roberto Tapia, Alejandra Guzmán, Prince Royce, La Original Banda El Limón with a special guest appearance by Voz A Voz, Daddy Yankee, Jesse & Joy and other special surprise guests.
The iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina is the newest of iHeartMedia's incredibly successful major concert events, taking the power of its hugely successful iHeartRadio Music Festival to Latin music fans. Tickets are on sale ­ for more information visit iheartradio.com/fiesta.

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SYNDICATION: Lee Ann Womack Visits America's Morning Show; The Live Ride With Marty McFly Adds KXPZ-FM/New Mexico

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 –– Country star Lee Ann Womack paid a visit to the NASH Campus in Nashville this week to promote her latest album The Way I'm Livin'. Please see attached photo of Lee Ann Womack, flanked by America's Morning Show host Blair Garner and co-host Terri Clark. While there, Lee Ann appeared on AMS, NASH Nights Live and American Country Countdown/Kickin' It with Kix. Lee Ann also chatted with Kix Brooks on NASH TV, per the second attached photo. She performed "Chances Are" from The Way I'm Livin' for Kix. ########### Envision Networks® welcomes Bravo Mic Communications, LLC’s KXPZ-FM/New Mexico as the latest affiliate of The Live Ride with Marty McFly. With 99.5 The Rocket now airing The Live Ride on Sundays at 6 pm, the station joins over 150 affiliates on the Envision Country Network. As a Nashville insider, McFly provides the most up-to-date country news, concert information and artist interviews along with the perfect soundtrack for country radio listeners to relive their favorite country concert experiences! Visit goenvisionnetworks.com for more details or contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or ValerieB@envisionradio.com

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Dave Ramsey Takes The Stage In Seattle With Legacy Event



THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 17TH, 2014 –– Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and New York Times best-selling author, Dave Ramsey, presented his Legacy Journey LIVE! event in Seattle on Thursday, October 16 at Benaroya Hall. Ramsey talked about how to win with money, strengthen marriages and lead your children with confidence. His daughter, Rachel Cruze, joined Ramsey on stage. Ramsey combined forces with local affiliate 770 KTTH to promote this event. “Whenever Dave comes to town, people get excited – from the listeners to the station’s staff,” said Program Director Jason Antebi. “Not only does he provide great inspiration and insight to listener’s lives through his show and top-note events, his team offers some great tips we can impart to our sellers. Can’t Dave just move to Western Washington?”

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7Check Out The Mobile Ad That Caused 500 Accidents In A Day In Russia

 

Ebola TV Series In The Works - [THR]

Joan Rivers Cause Of Death Revealed - [SALON]

This Mobile Ad Caused 500 Accidents In A Day In Russia - [DAILY STAR]

Glenn Close Reveals Surprising Childhood - [ABC]

Body Found In Washington State Thought To Be Missing Actress Upham - [KIRO]

'Friends' To Come Streaming To Netflix - [E ONLINE]

Brad Pitt Lookin' Good On Cover Of November 'Details' - [DETAILS]

Pharrell Gets Brutally Honest In 'Ebony' - [SANDRAROSE]

HIDE THE CHILDREN: Iggy Azalea Tops And (Barely) Covers Maxim/Australia's Hot 100 List - [AU.NEWS]

[WATCH] 92 Year Old Carl Reiner Raps With Queen Latifah - [USA TODAY]

'Bewitched' TV Series Being Eyed By Networks - [DEADLINE]

Rob Lowe To Star In New NBC Dad Comedy - [THE WRAP]

SHARE JOCKLINE DAILY WITH A FRIEND, CLICK HERE

 

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Talentmasters and Gabe Hobbs Media have teamed again to present Talk Show Boot Camp™ 2015, a special forum that caters to both current and future stars of spoken-word, programmers, producers and more. It's coming February 6 & 7th, 2014 to the luxurious W Hotel in Atlanta's Buckhead area (above).

ABSOLUTE LAST CHANCE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TSBC'S 'FIRST 50 OFFER'. First 50 registrants can take an extra $100 off each single registration.* CLICKING HERE TO REGISTER.

HOTEL REGISRATION AT THE W HOTEL IN ATLANT'S BUCKET DISTRICT NOW AVAILABLE HERE

 

 

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Record Labels Prevail In Latest Ruling Over Pre-1972 Recordings

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– A California state judge has ruled in favor of the record industry’s suit to secure compensation for pre-1972 recordings from services like SiriusXM and Pandora. According to variety.com the ruling was issued Tuesday by Judge Mary Strobel, a year after a group of record labels sued SiriusXM for using songs recorded before 1972 without compensating artists. Strobel had indicated in August that she would side with Sirius XM but changed her tentative ruling Tuesday, citing a recent federal court ruling in a case filed by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles alleging the satellite radio giant was misappropriating their songs without authorization and compensation. The Turtles suit seeks $100 million in damages. The labels assert in their suit that SiriusXM has reproduced the recordings from artists including the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and other -- copied them to its servers for transmission to its subscribers but has refused to pay public performance royalties for pre-1972 music. Strobel said in her ruling that requested jury instruction does not require a finding of whether Sirius XM is liable for damages. Sirius XM had no immediate comment on the ruling.

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[WATCH] Glenn Beck Reveals Four Of His Employees Live In Same Complex As Ebola Positive Patient

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– Glenn Beck told his radio listeners on Wednesday that four of his Dallas-based employees live in the same apartment complex as the second health care worker who tested positive for 7Ebola. “You’re listening to a broadcast that is 15 miles away from that hospital. Fifteen miles,” Beck told his radio audience. “We now have four — four, count them, four — employees that just this morning have come to work and said, ‘The guy who just went in the hospital, that’s my apartment complex.’ Beck called the complex “massive,” with over a dozen buildings, but he is unsure of what to do. with over a dozen buildings, but he is unsure of what to do. “The CDC should be telling people [what to do in this situation],” Beck said. " This is the problem with the CDC. What do we do? We’re not experts, you nincompoops. You are!” Beck went on to read the message (shown) his employees received, saying cleaning was underway in all areas of potential contact. Beck noted that his co-host Pat Gray is “serious” that the four employees should not be in the office. “And I as a boss am saying, ‘At what point do I send people home?’” Beck then spent time taking aim at the CDC who he says are caught up in a blame game. “Where is the CDC to help us with that? And you know what? They could issue all kinds of stuff. I don’t believe them.” WATCH VIDEO HERE

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[LISTEN] Convenience Store Clerk Gets Robbed While Calling Into Radio Show

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– A night clerk at a 7-11 convenience store in Baltimore called into Damon Amendolara’s (inset) CBS Sports radio show in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and talk about his beloved Orioles who had just dropped to 3-0 to the Royals in the ALCS. As the two began to chat, Will's store began getting robbed while he was on the phone. According to Deadspin, it all went down rather quickly, but but about a minute into the call stops doing some kind of rap tune to tell Damon and his listeners that he is being robbed, and then tells Amendolara that he will call back later. Amendolara told Deadspin that Will called back about an hour later and let everyone know that he made it through the ordeal just fine. So far, no arrest have been made. LISTEN HERE

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[WATCH] WBT's John Hancock Story On Buying Pot In Colorado (Legally) Draws Mixed Reaction

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– Longtime WBT/Charlotte host, John Hancock, recently took a trip to Karing Kind in Boulder to buy some weed while vacationing in Colorado. The owner even let him bring in a camera and record the entire experience. He tells Jockline "I thought there would be a curiosity to the process of actually buying pot 'legally'. I really hoped it would be more controversial than it turned out to be. A few callers have expressed disgust and disappointment... Some nicely, some not. A couple of our conservative, southern, old schoolers have called me a 'pothead' and several will never listen again, but the overwhelming sentiment has been praise for getting to see it, and compliments to the guy behind the counter for his clarity and knowledge," said Hancock. And knowledge he had. Not only in which product would deliver the preferred results, but they all came with names that seemed to spell it out such as 'Space Helmet' and 'Lead Head.' "I wanted the paper to run a headline 'WBT Talk Host taped buying pot' - they didn't,' Hancock said. "Why hasn't anyone else flown to Colorado and done this? You can expense it, and it qualifies as showprep. One guy told us that he couldn't wait for video of our trip to Nevada," (prostitution)," joked Hancock. WATCH VIDEO HERE

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Alpha Cranks Up Hank FM In Dayton

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– Alpha Media Dayton, OH announced today the addition of a new music station; 101.5 Hank FM (WCLI) which will play iconic hit country music from the 90’s, 80’s and 2000’s. Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “The wise decision to add Hank FM in Dayton becomes part of the foundation to help increase our value as a cluster in the market. The Icons of Country format connects us to a passionate and underserved audience that continues to grow.” According to Program Director, Brad Waldo (R), Hank is being built to fill a void in the musical landscape. “101.5 Hank FM is being launched because we miss the ‘golden era’ of country music and we know that a lot of people in Dayton do too. There are some great stations in the area, just none that are playing what we play. That’s why we’re running 10,000 commercial free songs at launch—we know that once people hear it, they’ll have a new favorite station.” Alpha Media Dayton General Manager, John King, added, “101.5 Hank FM is a fun station. We want you to hear your favorite songs, we want you to laugh with us, we want you to Crank it to Hank!”

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Christian Radio Host Charged With Sexual Conduct Of A 3-Year Old

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– A South Carolina Christian talk host is being accused of (s)exually assaulting a child, authorities say. Accordin to ww.wbtw.com, Joshua Brett Kimbrell, has been charged with Criminal (S)exual Conduct with a Minor. According to a warrant from the Greenville Police Department, Kimbrell fondled and (s)exually assaulted a 3-year-old victim. Kimbrell host a daily radio show on Christian Talk 660 in Greenville (92.9FM/660 AM) called “Common Cents.” WSPA-TV called the radio station and was told Kimbrell is not employed with them and never has been. He only hosts a show on the station. Officials say they don't have any reason to believe there are any more victims. No previous charges were uncovered in Kimbrell's past. He's now being held without bond at the Greenville County Detention Center after an arraignment hearing Tuesday night. PHOTO/mug shot

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Westwood One Drops NBC Radio News

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– Effective December 15th, NBC News Radio will no longer be produced or distributed by Westwood One. In a letter to saffiliates yesterday, Westwood One announced 'We will soon begin providing Westwood One News, our locally branded and full-service news network powered by CNN that offers stations enhanced programming, correspondent reports and news features. Westwood One news is designed to help stations integrate their local branding into newscasts with greater flexibility, including selecting one to five minute newscasts based on affiliate needs and preferences. As part of our commitment to providing innovative flexibility for stations, this next-generation news product will include headlines, special reports, correspondent two-ways, newsmaker sound bites and other news elements your listeners expect – all powered by CNN and featuring your local branding. Effective as of 12am ET Monday, December 15, 2014, NBC News Radio, including radio newscasts and other programming and elements, will no longer be produced and distributed by Westwood One. To ease in your transition, satellite channels will not change for stations switching to Westwood One News. Your announcements, news reports and actualities will be available at news.westwoodone.com. We look forward to bringing the exciting Westwood One News product to market. If you have any questions, please contact your Westwood One News representative Jim Jones at 202-895-2339. Otherwise, we will be in touch over the next few weeks to discuss your affiliation. As always, thank you for your continued affiliation with Westwood One. Sincerely, Dennis Green (L)Senior Vice-President, Affiliate Sales.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: iHeart Taps Media Visionary Gayle Troberman As EVP/Chief Marketing Officer; John Geary Steps Out Of Retirement As iHeart Media Sacramento's Market President

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– iHeartMedia Inc. announced that visionary advertising and media executive Gayle Troberman is joining the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In this newly created role, Troberman will work with all of iHeartMedia, Inc.’s businesses to connect them more closely to consumers, helping integrate the company’s brands, products and platforms even more deeply into consumers’ daily lives. Troberman, a highly respected marketing industry veteran, joins iHeartMedia from IPG Mediabrands, where she served as Chief Marketing and Ideas Officer. Prior to this position, Troberman spent 16 years at Microsoft as Chief Creative Officer where she was responsible for the company’s portfolio of brands and global advertising campaign across consumer and b to b products including Windows, Office, Bing, and XBOX. ############# In an added move at iHeartMedia, it was announced that John Geary has been named Market President Sacramento, effective immediately. Geary will join iHeartMedia with more than 30 years of experience in the radio industry. From 1997-2013 he served as Vice President and General Manager for Entertcom in the Sacramento market. Geary's extensive experience also includes senior roles at Brown Broadcasting Company in Sacramento and Bonneville International in Chicago. "iHeartMedia is a company that thinks and delivers in a big way," said Geary. "Putting my retirement on hold wasn't planned, but this is a compelling opportunity. I'm excited to be part of iHeartMedia and look forward to leading the Sacramento team."

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MOTION: Bob Franz Joins WLQR FM 106.5 The Ticket Toledo; Julie K Crosses Over To NASH-FM Shreveport

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– Former WTAM-AM 1100 host, Bob Franz, who recently left the station following an eight-year stint is replacing Norm Wamer as the 3 to 5 p.m. host WLQR-FM 106.5 The Ticket. According to The Toledo Blade, he'll broadcast most of the time from a studio Cumulus Media Toledo is building in his Cleveland home, as well as at Cumulus studios in Toledo, said Andy Stuart, regional vice president and marketing manager for Cumulus. Franz had a morning show on WSPD-AM for two years before being reassigned in 2005. “He understands the peculiar area that is northwest Ohio for sports, with so many teams to talk about,” Stuart said. “And he’s a great sports talk talent.” ########## Former KXKS-FM Morning co-host Julie K heads to crosstown Cumulus KRMD-FM/NASH FM for afternoons, beginning Monday October 20. She follows PD James Anthony, who moves to middays following John Fox who programs co-owned KQHN-FM where he also does mornings. PHOTO/Brandon Kimber

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TOP NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

[WATCH] Stephanie Makes First Appearance At Radio Event Following Gender Change; Says She Was Forced Off The Air By Her Employers

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– In a story you read first in Jockline Daily, The Radio 4 Today Programme is now reporting that Stephanie Hirst, then known as Simon, was forced off-air by her employers as it was “in her best interests”. Global Radio apparently said it “did not think gender reassignment was suitable or commercially viable content” which resulted in the sudden disappearance of Hirsty from the Capital FM Breakfast Show in Yorkshire four months ago, as first reported by RadioToday. At the time, Hirsty said: “I’ve decided to take a break as, personally, it’s been a tough 12 months and the time has come to make one of the hardest decisions of my life.” Global Radio has official said she had decided to leave “to focus on the process” but a letter to Hirsty from Global, seen by the BBC and signed by Richard Park, suggests otherwise. The letter says “We have a responsibility for your well-being, and having considered the matter we are not satisfied that going through this process ‘on air’ is in your best interests.” Stephanie first appeared on a public stage at The Radio Festival yesterday where she said she finally felt alive and happy, now her gender reassignment was public knowledge. WATCH HERE

Tess Daly Denies Curse To Graham Mack on BOB FM - While much has been made of stars' relationships crumbling soon after appearing on Strictly Come Dancing (the British version of Dancing With The Stars), one person close to the action insists there's no such curse. On BOB fm this week, Tess Daly, who co-hosts the ratings juggernaut, shot down my suggestion that the show led to the end of Susanna Reid's relationship and many others. Listen to the full interview HERE

Watch The Radio In New Zealand - In New Zealand they are taking a big step, with the first true cross-platform talk and entertainment program going nationwide. MediaWorks will be launching a new breakfast show that will be broadcast simultaneously on TV, Radio and online. It will see MediaWorks tapping into its combined reach of 3.8 million Kiwis, where they will leverage their television, radio and digital assets in one swoop each morning through TV3 and RadioLIVE. Paul Henry will host the new show across the country.

Reach Graham at +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

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Miami's Ron Brewer Comes Wrapped To Work; YouTube Star Andrea Russett Makes Appearance At Live 95.5’s Truckload of Coats; Low Wattage WCRL AM/FM Delivers Big For Education Foundation

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 16TH, 2014 –– Gossip Extra's Jose Lambiet wrote "If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then this one of The Paul & Young Ron Morning Show‘s Ron Brewer could fill two hours of air time . . . and it hurts just looking at it! Taken from his Facebook page, Brewer had just underwent facial surgery, which he swore wasn't a face lift, and showed up at the studios of Big 105.9 looking like he already for Halloween. But trust us, it's no laughing matter. Castronovo tells Jockline Brewer actually had surgery for skin cancer and Producer, Steve Harmon, says "he's really sore. He sounds a little mumbly, just like before the operation!" The Paul and Young Ron Show also airs on Real Radio 94.3 in West Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast ######## Live 95.5 (KBFF) Portland announces the 14th annual Truckload of Coats event on Friday, October 17, 2014. This will be the first public appearance from our new morning show “Live with Bryan & Hannah” as well as a guest appearance from YouTube star Andrea Russett.” Russett has surpassed over 95 million views on YouTube and over 1.7 million subscribers to her YouTube channel. With 1.37 million Twitter followers and 1.95 million Instagram followers, Andrea is also featured on Nickelodeon’s” Awesomeness TV” Before fame, she worked as a jock in Fort Wayne, Indiana. ########## Who says radio can’t make a difference anymore asks the folks at WCRL in Oneonta Alabama! Look what was accomplished from this little 2500 watt AM/88 watt FM translator station. The Blount County Education Foundation 16th Annual Radio-thon on Classic Hits 95.3 WCRL in Oneonta was conducted September 25th and was a tremendous success! A total of $285,730 was raised to support the projects of the organization, the largest total ever and over $122,000 more than was raised the previous year. This organization was founded in 1998 and since that time has provided $2,031,270 to support Blount County Schools to implement the mission, to promote academic excellence in Blount County Schools. “We are so fortunate to have this organization to support our schools, making a tremendous impact on our students.

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7Taylor Swift To Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. For Kimmel Show Appearance

 

Neil Patrick Harris To Host Oscars - [DEADLINE]

Jay Leno Explains Why He Kept Joan Rivers Ban Going On The Tonight Show - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]

Christian Bale In Talks To Play Steve Jobs In Film - [VARIETY]

FINALLY: HBO To Let You Watch Shows Without Cable - [THE VERGE]

Future 'Wonder Woman' Eyeing Lead Role In 'Ben Hur' - [THR]

Stephen Collin's lates Role As 'Pedophile' Priest - [PEOPLE]

Taylor Swift To Shut Down Hollywood Blvd. For Kimmel Show - [MTV]

Kelly Clarkson Recruits Famous Friends For 'Miracle On Broadway' Nashville Show - [ROLLING STONE]

Bob Geldof Blames Himself For Peaches Death - [TELEGRAPH]

'Crossfire' Fired Again - [THE WRAP]

Mila Kunis Production Company Inks First Deal With ABC - [DEADLINE]

'Modern Family' Actress Elizabeth Pena Passes Away At 55 - [WISTV]

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Luke Bryan Rings Up 2014 CMA Broadcast Winners

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 –– CMA Awards nominee Luke Bryan (R) had personalities on the edge of their studio chairs yesterday when he made the call to its 2014 Broadcast Awards winners. “Country radio has been so supportive of me and my career,” said Bryan. “I was honored to be the one to call and tell them about this huge honor." Those getting the honors for 2014 included: NATIONAL – Lon Helton, “Country Countdown USA” – Westwood One - MAJOR MARKET – “Laurie DeYoung Show” (Laurie DeYoung (L), Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre, and Claire Scattergood) – WPOC, Baltimore, Md. - LARGE MARKET: LARGE MARKET – “Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Jeff “Maverick” Bolen, and Jason Statt) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio - MEDIUM MARKET – Buzz Jackson – KIIM, Tucson, Ariz. - SMALL MARKET – “Gator & The Styckman” (Gator Harrison, Greg “Styckman” Owens,and “Cowboy” Kyle Croft) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn. Station of the Year Winners went to MAJOR MARKET– KKBQ – Houston-Galveston, Texas - LARGE MARKET – WQDR – Raleigh-Durham, N.C. MEDIUM MARKET – KXKT – Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa - SMALL MARKET – WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn. CMA Broadcast Award winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2013 were not eligible in 2014. Deloitte & Touche LLP tabulates and officiates scoring by the judges. Winners will be recognized at “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” to be held Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and broadcast live on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ for the seventh time.

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Crosstown Rival Goes Off On Philly Host Over Player Tweet

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 –– Could there be a radio war developing between crosstown rivals Josh Innes (L) on WIP and 97.5's Mike Missanelli? As Jockline lead off with yesterday's report, on Sunday night, t7he Eagles routed the Giants but in the process, one of the Giant's most popular players, Victor Cruz, suffered a terrible knee injury. Seconds after he fell to the ground, Missanelli tweeted, "Hey Giants fans: Victor Cruz is over. Dance to that," Minutes later, the tweet was gone and replaced by another tweet where he claimed he had left the game early and didn't know Cruz had gotten hurt on the play. The earlier tweet then ended up on The New York Daily's front page. Missanelli went into a long explanation on the sports blog CrossingBroad.com, posting "It was a complete misunderstanding. I didn't see that Cruz had gotten injured." This was following on Monday night by Innes launching into a rant over Missanelli's explanation. “He seems to have some sort of an audience, but I know this this– I’d love the opportunity to take him down." He added (Missanelli) is the outright, undisputed king of douchebaggery in the city of Philadelphia.” He then went on to unveil a segment called Mikey Miss Tweets History, in which Missanelli fires off questionable Tweets during famous moments in history. LISTEN HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Mike Halloran Named PD At 91X/San Diego; Radio Vet, Steve Borneman Appointed GM Of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Cluster

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 –– Mike Halloran will take the reigns as Program Director at 91X San Diego. According to sandiegoradio.org, Halloran, as he is known on-air, arrived at 91X San Diego from Detroit in 1986. After leaving the station in the 90’s, Halloran returned to 91X in 2012 as the afternoon drive host. Now he'll retain the same shift while inheriting PD responsibilities. “Does this mean I get to finally know where the keys to the prize closet are?” said Halloran. “In all seriousness, I am more than honored.” “Halloran’s knowledge of the brand, the city, and the music are a huge asset to the station,” said Joe Lindsay, Director of Operations and Programming. “He is passionate and has a deep respect for 91X and the staff. I am looking forward to him leading the team to another level and exceeding the expectations of the audience.” 91X (XTRA-FM) is owned and operated by Local Media San Diego which also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM). ########## Steve Borneman, A 32-year radio veteran will take GM reigns at Rock 107, WFUZ 92.1 and ESPN 630 AM/100.1 FM Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA. According to thecitizenvoice.com, Borneman has been named general manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio stations of Times-Shamrock Communications by Mitch Dolan, chief operating officer, Times-Shamrock Radio & Outdoor. Borneman spent most of his career working with Dolan at ABC Radio’s New York City flagship stations, WABC 77 and WPLJ 95.5.

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MOTION: Geraldo Rivera Named Best AM Personality In NYC; Doug Stephan Partners WYM Media Management For New Weekend Show

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2015 –– New York's Village Voice says Geraldo Rivera understands the issues of the day and has enough confidence in his opinions to call bull*hit on blowhards like Bill O'Reilly, which he often does." Now they've named him 'Best AM Radio Personality in New York 2014 - Geraldo can be heard weekdays from 10 till noon on WABC (770 AM) ############ National radio personality Doug Stephan (R) and WYM Media Management CEO Ron Hartenbaum partner on national syndication efforts for Doug Stephan’s Good Day. Effective immediately, WYM Media Management is handling affiliate sales for the daily show and overseeing the national launch of Good Day Weekend, a three-hour show that’s available for broadcast any time, every weekend. The new show features segments and stories in real time discussing the weeks’ breaking news with lively interviews of newsmakers and plenty of advice and fun commentary. Stephan says, “Ron and his talented team bring a level of professionalism and credibility that will surely take Good Day to unprecedented levels. I’m looking forward to working with such a wonderful partner.”

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Fans Launch 'We Want 'Stephanie' Back On Capital FM' Campaign Following Host's Gender Change

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 –– Last June, one of the UK's top host Simon Hirst, half of Capital FM's Hirsty's Daily Dose morning show in Hull and East Yorkshire, shocked listeners by saying he was leaving the show. Last weekend he revealed on BBC Radio 5 Live that he was undergoing treatment to become a woman and his new name would be Stephanie. Since the announcement, Hirst says she's been overwhelmed by positive support posting "I don't have to hide anymore. I can be me. I am a woman - and that's it." I'm still the same person you listened to every day. I'm just me, I'm just happy now." Now, a Facebook campaign has now been launched for her to rejoin the station. Fans want Stephanie Hirst (L), pictured with BBC Radio 5 Live's Stephen Nolan (R), back on Capital FM following the revelation. In a message to her 122,900 followers, she wrote: "Thank you everyone for all your support. I want to reply to EVERY message that comes in, but I haven't been able too find enough hours in the last few days to do so! xxxx" She added, "I'm sat here reading every message of support. Please, if you feel like you desperately NEED to change something in your life, and you have a fear of doing so....DO IT! - My transition has proved that anything is possible to us all. xxxxxxxxxx"

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WestwoodOne To Salute Military Veterans With Brook's Special



THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 –– Westwood One continues its tradition of high-end holiday music specials with a Veterans Day salute to our troops. In honor of all the men and women who serve, who have served, and those who sacrificed their lives to keep our nation safe, award-winning County superstar Kix Brooks, host of Westwood One’s American Country Countdown and NASH’s Kickin’ it with Kix, will host his annual two-hour Veterans Day holiday music special. A Salute to our Military Veterans with Kix Brooks will feature songs that symbolize the spirt of American pride and patriotism, like Zac Brown Band’s “Free,” Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck,” Carrie Underwood’s “Just a Dream,” Toby Keith’s “American Soldier” and “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America,” Tim McGraw’s “If You’re Reading This,” Keith Urban’s “For You” and more. In addition to the music, fellow Country stars Tim McGraw, Eric Church, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, and others will share their appreciation for our military veterans. Stations can air A Salute to our Military Veterans with Kix Brooks from Saturday, November 8 through Tuesday, November 11 between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Donny Walker: dwalker@westwoodone.com (615) 727-6987.

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NETWORKS: Envision Networks Launches VirtualVoiceBank

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 –– Envision Networks® has announced the launch of VirtualVoiceBank, a new comprehensive resource for radio commercial production. Available on a barter basis, VirtualVoiceBank offers unlimited access to spot voiceovers for radio commercials in English or Spanish. “The ongoing success of SpotVO and conversations with radio stations made us realize that there is a definite need in the marketplace for a service offering top voiceover talent for barter, ”says President and CEO of Envision Networks® Danno Wolkoff. “We’ve developed VirtualVoiceBank as an answer to those needs, offering a service that is truly turn-key with over 30 voice talents available to read commercial copy with less than 24 hour turnaround time.” VirtualVoiceBank showcases some of the best voice talent in the industry. With stations facing the challenge of doing more with less, this resource allows them to raise the quality of their commercial production and add new voices to their stations without breaking their budget. For stations in need of voiceover work, VirtualVoiceBank offers unlimited use of top voice talent. There are commercial production options available, as well. All you have to do is select a script from their library or submit one of your own, select a voice and then choose a music bed to suit your format. The next day you will receive a fully produced spot. Preview this new commercial production resource at www.VirtualVoiceBank.net. Contact Valerie Brooks at ValerieB@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761.

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Aguilera Returning To 'The Voice'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014 ––
Christina Aguilera is returning to 'The Voice' for the show’s eighth season, NBC announced on Tuesday. Aguilera, who was one of the show’s original coaches, will join Voice regulars Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and seventh season new addition, Pharrell.
Gwen Stefani had join this season's lineup as a fill-in following Aguilera giving birth in August. Beginning early in 2015, Christina will join with cast members: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell. “We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can’t wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam, Blake and Pharrell, in what will be an incredibly competitive competition,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC Entertainment’s head of alternative and late night programming." PHOTO/NBC

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7Kesha Accuses Producer Of 'Exploitation' And Abuse,' He Counters With Defamation Suit

 

Kesha Accuses Producer Dr. Luke, Of 'Exploitation' And Abuse.' - [NBC]

Luke Fires Back With Defamation Suit - [THR]

Prince To Perform On SNL With Chris Rock As Host - [CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND]

Robert Downey Jr. To Star In 'Captain America 3' - [VARIETY]

Jimmy Kimmel Rates Best Weenus Shaped Weather Forecasts - [E ONLINE]

UH OH: Jimmy Fallon Takes Over YouTube Subscriber Lead From Jimmy Kimmel - [DEADLINE]

The Harlem Globetrotters Take Over NYC Subway Car - [PAGE SIX]

[WATCH] Portia de Rossi Gets Dunked On 'Ellen' - [ELLEN TV]

Nick Cannon Draws Recurring Role On TV's 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - [THE WRAP]

Kristen Bell shaved Dax Shepard's Hiney For Film Role - [MASHABLE]

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Host Calls Tweet About Injured Player 'A Complete Misunderstanding'

Tweet Makes Front Page On Cover Of New York Daily News' Sports Section

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 –– On Sunday night, t7he Eagles routed the Giants, but that wasn't the only thing fans were talking about yesterday morning. According to The New York Daily News, ESPN Philadelphia host, Mike Missanelli and someone named Charlie were trying to explain their actions Sunday in Philadelphia following one of the Giant's most popular players, Victor Cruz, terrible knee injury. Seconds after Cruz went down, Missanelli tweeted, "Hey Giants fans: Victor Cruz is over. Dance to that," Minutes later, the tweet was gone and replaced by another tweet where he claimed he had left the game early and didn't know Cruz had gotten hurt on the play. Yesterday, Missanelli went into a long explanation on the sports blog CrossingBroad.com, posting "It was a complete misunderstanding. I didn't see that Cruz had gotten injured. I had left the game after the first failed Giants series in the third quarter because I had to catch a subway to fetch my car in center city. I had dinner with friends downtown and got a ride with them down to the game. I only saw Cruz miss the catch in the end zone from glancing at the Xfinity big screen as I was scurrying out of there." Then, adding to the controversy, was the cover of The Daily News Sport's Daily which included Missanelli's tweet to its cover story.

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Radio One Houston Launches The Boom 92.1

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 –– After pulling the plug on all-news KROI-FM last week and then stunting with non-stop Beyonce, Radio One announced yesterday its flip to Classic Hip Hop "Boom 92.1 FM." The company says its the first major market throwback Hip Hop station of its kind and its own research supports that Houston has an appetite for the genre. "We couldn't be more excited about bringing Classic Hip Hop back to listeners who grew up on the lyrics, beats and rhythm of this genre of music," said Operations Manager Terri Thomas. "Radio One is known for firsts," added Senior VP/Prog. Jay Stevens (L). "This is classic-throwback Hip Hop and you can only hear it all-day, every day on the Boom." Radio One Houston is also home to Majic 102.1 FM and adult R&B The Box 97.9 FM. THE MIX GROUP Produced and MIX TALENT Phil Marks voiced the Boom's imaging.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Steve Davis Rises To VP/Prog. At CBS Wash. D.C.; Tim Richards Appointed Operations Mgr. At CBS Phoenix

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 –– . Steve Davis has been named Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO, Washington, D.C.. He'll continue to serve as PD of CBS RADIO’s WPGC-FM 95.5 and WIAD-FM 94.7. In addition to WPGC and WIAD, CBS RADIO owns and operates WJFK-FM, WJFK-AM, WLZL-FM and WNEW-FM. Prior to working with CBS RADIO, Davis was consultant with Zapoleon Media Strategies where he worked with stations both domestically and internationally. Between 2005-2008, Davis was Vice President of Programming for NextMedia Group. He has also held senior programming management positions with Four Seasons Communications and Liberty Broadcasting. Davis began his career as an on-air talent and held positions at CBS RADIO’s WBBM-FM in Chicago, Philadelphia’s WZGO-FM and Atlanta’s WZGC-FM (a CBS RADIO station). ####### In other CBS RADIO news, Tim Richards (R) has been appointed Operations Manager of CBS Radio's Country KMLE-FM 107.9 and CHR KZON-FM (Live 101.5)/Phoenix, effective immediately. Richards will continue to serve as Program Director of KMLE, while KZON PD Michael Coquia will work under Richards' direction. Richards joined KMLE in 2013 as PD. Prior to that, he was PD of crosstown CHR KZZP-FM (104.7 KISS FM) and show director for the Johnjay & Rich program. Richard's career includes stints as Operations Manager at KRQQ-FM/Tucson, Regional VP/Programming for Clear Channel, Program Director of WKQI-FM (Q-95.5)/Detroit & WKQX-FM (Q-101)/Chicago and Assistant Program Director/Music Director at WBMX-FM (Mix 98.5)/Boston. He began his radio career in Chicago with CBS Radio's WBBM-FM (B-96). 2

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KOGO 600 San Diego Shuffles Lineup With Expanded News Programming

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 –– San Diego's KOGO 600 has announced changes to its on-air lineup as part of its expanded news programming, effective today, October 14th. With the shift, comes more local news along with traffic every 10 minutes. The lineup will now be led by veteran News Director, Cliff Albert, who will also anchor KOGO’s News at Noon. San Diego’s Morning News will be co-anchored by LaDona Harvey and Ted Garcia, Marilyn Hyder and Ernie Brown will co-host KOGO’s Afternoon News. “News Radio 600 KOGO’s commitment to news programming is unparalleled in San Diego County. We have assembled a fantastic lineup that will keep our audience informed on-air, online and through social media platforms," said Brian Long, Program Director, KOGO. Following Harvey and Garcia from 5:00-9:00 am will be Premiere's Rush Limbaugh from 9:00 - Noon. Noon to 1:00 pm. it's news at noon with Cliff Albert 1:00 - 4:00 pm Bob “Sully” Sullivan. 4:00-7:00 pm. KOGO’s Afternoon News with Ernie Brown and Marilyn Hyder from 7:00-9:00 pm.

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Royal Prankster Says Show Was Sent Bullets With Their Names On Them Following Hoax

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 –– While on a speaking tour in the UK, Aussie host Mel Greig (L), half of the 2Day FM royal hoax in 2012, told BBC’s Newsnight: “The trolling and the death threats were disgusting.” “I was in lockdown for months. There were bullets with our names on it sent to police stations. Greig says she will always feel partly responsible. “My name was in someone’s suicide note,” the DJ told Woman’s Day in Australia on Monday.
“Nothing will change the fact that Jacintha thought of me before she took her own life and that is something that is really hard to come to terms with.” According to news.com.au, Greig will also be appearing at the Radio Festival 2014 in England today to discuss the hoax call and subsequent death of Ms Saldanha. She’ll be interviewed by British broadcaster Daisy McAndrew. The annual festival attracts leading industry figures from the BBC, commercial radio and independent stations.

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EVENTS: AJ's Kids Crane Returns To San Diego's Energy 103.7; Ace & TJ Head To Disney World For 15th Annual Grin Kids

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 –– ENERGY 103.7 San Diego will once again partner with IKEA for the 13th Annual AJ’s Kids Crane Friday, November 7th in the IKEA parking. The event, originally created by morning radio personalities AJ Machado (L) and Hula Ramos, will feature AJ living atop a 30-foot “crane” – rain or shine – with the goal of collecting 100,000 toys benefiting AJ’s Kids Fund for Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. The toys are collected and donated to help the young patients feel more at ease while undergoing procedures or a stay at Rady Children’s Hospital. "It's been incredible watching the community of San Diego grow this annual toy drive over the course of a dozen years. I have faith that we'll have another great event benefiting the amazing patients at Rady Children's Hospital” says Machado. ######### 26 Grin Kids and their families leave Charlotte NC airport headed to Disney World, Florida, October 15th 2:00pm sharp. A celebration of activities will begin in D7 at 11:30am and last through the 1:15pm boarding time. The 15th Annual Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids will take place October 15th through the 19th 2014 in Disney World, Florida. The name of the organization comes from Ace & TJ’s motto on their morning show, “You Grin, You’re In!” The charity was designed to enhance the lives of terminally ill and chronically handicapped children in our listening areas ages 5 through 12, by taking them & their entire family on a once in a life time trip to Disneyworld.

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Alicia Keys Added To CBS Radio's 'We Can Survive' Event

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 14TH, 2014 –– CBS RADIO announced that multi-award winning artist Alicia Keys will perform at WE CAN SURVIVE, an extraordinary live entertainment event featuring performances by Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Lady Antebellum, Iggy Azalea, Paramore and Sia with a special appearance by Gwen Stefani, on Friday, Oct. 24. Presented by 5-hour ENERGY, the second annual sold out WE CAN SURVIVE at the famed Hollywood Bowl, celebrates the best in popular music from a cross-section of today’s chart-topping artists. Carson Daly, host of morning drive for CBS RADIO's 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles will serve as host of the concert. For every ticket sold, $2 will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition, two organizations dedicated to supporting and educating women and families who have experienced breast cancer. “What makes We Can Survive so special is the camaraderie of the artists, coming together to support an important cause while delivering a truly unique experience for the audience,” said Amy Stevens, Senior Vice President, Strategic Events and Partnerships, CBS RADIO. “The addition of Alicia to the lineup makes an already great show even better with thousands of music fans witness to a memorable evening of performances.”

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NETWORKS: The Chop Shop Unleashes Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special; John Weatherbee Joins 'New Garden Rebel Show

(OCTOBER 2014) – Envision Networks®’ The Chop Shop is ready to “trick or treat” with the 11th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special! This FREE show, which features two hours of creepy favorites and definitive Ozzy clips, will set the mood for a Halloween weekend—in classic Chop Shop style! The 11th Annual Ozzy and Friends Halloween Special will be available for broadcast October 22nd through October 31st via internet download. Interested stations should contact Valerie Brooks at ValerieB@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761 for broadcast details. ########### The forecast for affiliates of 'The New Garden Rebel Show' just got better, with the addition of noted broadcast meteorologist John Wetherbee as ”Chief Greencaster”. Wetherbee, a highly regarded radio and TV meteorologist (and recovering radio host/PD!) will join host Rober Vincent Sims (a.k.a. “The Garden Rebel”) each Sunday on the nationally broadcast program, to provide forecasts for the various growing regions across the country and take listener questions. Wetherbee noted, “How can you not love a show that does exciting things with coffee grounds? The Garden Rebel is truly amazing and it’s a joy to be with him and everybody in the dirt, rain or shine.” Wetherbee predicts that after a recent ‘sneak preview’, his Greencasts will officially begin Sunday, October 12, 2014. The show originates Sundays from 10am-12N ET. It is a production of GRN: the Garden Rebel Network and distributed nationally by ATRN.) for more information contact Kipper McGee, LLC - 312-402-4667 or kipper@kippermcgee.com - PHOTO/John Rios, art director for The Chop Shop.

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7Iggy Azalea Tops List Of 2014's AMAS With Six Nominations

 

Meryl Streep Sells Hollywood Home To A-Rod - [BANKRATE]

Simon Cowell Thinks U.S. 'X Factor' Will Return - [THR]

Ozzy Osbourne To Receive Global Icon Award At MTV EMA - [MTV]

Iggy Azalea Calls Snoop Dog An (A)ss After Mocks Her With Makeup Free Photo - [US]

Fans Mob 'New Kids On the Block' While Scoring Star On Walk of Fame - [DAILY MAIL]

NYPD Tells Comedian To STFU While Arresting Audience Member During Stand-Up - [MEDIAITE]

Iggy Azalea Tops List Of This Year's AMA's With Six Nominations - [AMA]

Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Join For Espionage Thriller 'Incorporated' - [DEADLINE]

Katie Holmes To Reprise Jackie Role In 'The Kennedy's - After Camelot' - [EW]

5-Year Old Proposes To Demi Lovato On Stage - [YOUTUBE]

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Alpha Media Acquires Buckley Broadcasting of California

Brings Alpha's Total Number of Stations To Seventy-Four

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– Alpha Media of Portland and Buckley Communications announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Buckley Broadcasting of California, LLC and Buckley Communications, Inc. Buckley Broadcasting and Buckley Communications own six radio stations; four stations located in Bakersfield, California which include KKBB(FM), KLLY(FM), KNZR(AM) and KNZR-FM and two radio stations in Merced, California; KHTN(FM) and KUBB(FM). Larry Wilson, Chairman of Alpha Media will add the Buckley clusters to the seventy stations (which includes two under LMAs) currently in the Alpha Media portfolio when all pending deals are completed, bringing the total number of stations owned by Alpha Media to seventy-four. Wilson said,“The Buckley clusters in California will be a great addition to the west coast footprint. Merced is a unique city with a thriving arts scene and adventurous community. As one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, Bakersfield is a rich and vibrant city full of live and local opportunities.” This transaction is subject to FCC approval.

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Louisville TV Outlet Adds Two Internet Radio Stations To Extend Reach

Station Exec. Calls It A New Business Model For TV Stations With A Low Barrier To Entry

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– “Local internet radio stations have historically lacked two things: A promotional platform and a sales team,” WDRB President/GM Bill Lamb said in a statement. “We have both. If we’re successful building an audience – and monetizing it – we will have created a great promotional circle where TV promotes our radio stations, radio promotes our web site, and both promote TV. It’s a new business model for television stations with a low barrier to entry.” According to mediabistro.com, the Fox TV outlet has launched two free music apps, “WDRB Classic Hits” and “WDRB Hot Country.” The station plans to use its MyNetworkTV affiliate WMYO along with its Antenna TV and Cozi TV digital subchannels, facebook and twitter to attract listeners to the radio stations. They say two channels give listeners benefits national and international stations can’t. “From the listeners’ perspective, these are different from Pandora and other apps of that type in that they will be locally relevant, with live hosts such as Jerry Gysin and Micki Morgret (shown) along with local news and weather information” said Lamb. “The concept has instant credibility as an extension of the WDRB-TV brand.

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Longtime Greenville Host Russ Cassell Passes Away

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– Entercom Greenville and WORD 106.3 sadly reported over the weekend that longtime Talk Show Host Russ Cassell Passed Away. He had been a member of the airstaff at WORD 106.3 for Over 20 years hosting the “Russ Cassell Show” from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. According to a station release, his show was one of the most popular shows on WORD 106.3 and was listened to by thousands every day. “The passing of Russ Cassell is a sad day for his family, our Entercom family, and his thousands of listeners. His passion was his radio program on WORD 106.3. Cassell was a well-respected professional. His voice and opinions were listened to by thousands. He was a radio giant and it is difficult to express how much he will be missed, said Entercom Greenville V.P. and General Manager, Steve Sinicropi. "There are some radio personalities who are larger than life. That was Cassell. He was passionate about what he believed and was dedicated to keeping people informed. He was a brilliant and very talented radio host and a personal friend. His loss will be greatly felt by all of us in the WORD family, those who worked with him and those who listened to him,” said WORD Operations Manager, Bob McLain, The station will continue to remember and pay tribute to Russ Cassell with special programming from 8am to 12 noon during the week of October 13th.

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[WATCH] Shores And Steele Draws The Spotlight In Toledo

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– Cumulus VP/MM of Columbus' Andy Stuart tried twice to lure the top-rated WKKO-FM 99.9 K100 morning team of Gary Shores and Harvey Steele - Shores And Steele - to one of his stations while working for another operator. But, according to The Toledo Blade, on his first day as VP for Cumulus, which owns K100 along with seven other local stations, Stuart walked up to Shores and Steele, shook their hands, and said, “I had to come to work at Cumulus to get the chance to work with you.” The piece goes on to praise Shores and Steele's dominance in the market by being on the No. 1 station in 78 out of 79 ratings books on the country outlet. Shores and Steele began in 1994 as an experiment.” “Look, we’re trying this experiment. We’re calling the show Shores and Steele,' they told listeners.. We’re going to play your favorite songs and we’ll try not to suck.” By 1995 the Country Music Association named Shores and Steele its Broadcast Personalities of the Year in a medium-sized market. In the following years, Steele experienced serious health issues and required a liver transplant. On Nov. 5, 1997, Steele received a second liver transplant only days after his first transplant didn’t take, and by the first of the year he was back in the studio and on the air. November marks the 17th anniversary of his second chance at life, and he’s spent much of that time working with Life Connection of Ohio. PHOTO/screengrab - WATCH HERE

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[LISTEN] Popular UK Host Overwhelmed By Positive Reaction After Announcing He's Changing Gender

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– A popular Capital FM Yorkshire host revealed in an interview that he is changing gender in order to live life as a woman and has changed his name to Stephanie, according to mirror.uk. Simon Hirst, the highly popular host of Hirsty's Daily dose morning show on Capital FM, surprised his listeners when he suddenly left his show in June. This weekend, he revealed in an interview with Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio 5 Live that he is changing gender in order to live life as a woman. Simon said he is halfway through gender reassignment treatment and earlier in the week had changed his name to Stephanie. She made the decision because she "doesn't want to hide anymore" and "didn't feel complete". Hirst added, "I didn't feel like it locked. I felt like a square peg in a round hole but I didn't know why and I couldn't work it o7ut." Stephanie, who also hosted the Hit40UK national commercial radio Top 40 chart as Simon between 2003 and 2006, said she decided to leave the popular breakfast show "to focus on me, because I have devoted my entire life to radio". Following the announcement, she said: "I have been overwhelmed by the love and support you have shown me tonight." Radio friends such as former Radio 1 breakfast host Chris Moyles and others offered their support. LISTEN HERE

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Nick DeGregorio Joins Benztown's Sales Team

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– Benztown announces that network radio affiliate relations specialist Nick DeGregorio has joined the Benztown affiliate sales team. DeGregorio has over 10 years experience in affiliate sales and previously worked for United Stations, Westwood One, and Sun BGI. He also helped launch the CBS Sports Radio Network. In his new position, DeGregorio will market Benztown’s custom radio imaging, production libraries, voiceover and jingles products and services, with a particular focus on Benztown Radio Networks’ long-form programming, including The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, and Slow Jams with R Dub!, among others. DeGregorio will report to Masa Patterson, VP/Sales and Operations for Benztown.

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Jason Aldean To Host Westwood One Thanksgiving Special

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– Country superstar Jason Aldean will host the all-star “A Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration," presented by Westwood One. And what's Thanksgiving without being thankful? Jason has invited some of his all-star pals--like Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw--who will share what they’re grateful for this holiday. The special will also feature music from Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and more. During the four-hour special, Jason will share songs from his new album “Old Boots, New Dirt,” along with stories behind the songs. They include his hit single “Burnin’ It Down” as well as “Two Night Town,” “Just Gettin’ Started,” “Tonight Looks Good on You,” and the title track. "Old Boots, New Dirt" came out on Tuesday, October 7th. Stations can air A Thanksgiving Weekend Special from Thursday, November 27 through Sunday, November 30 between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Donny Walker: dwalker@westwoodone.com (615) 727-6987.

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DR. DALIAH: 'Good Health Equals Great Shows'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 134TH, 2014 –– One of our favorite people in the world, Dr. Daliah, a board certified practicing physician who also airs daily on her Genesis Communication syndicated show from Las Vegas and a regular TV guest, including several guest appearances on 'PAWN STARS,' knows something about good health. More specifically, why good health can translate into great shows. In a recent discussion with Jockline, we decided to share some of her thoughts on the subject. She asks, 'How many of us prep our studio desk each day with Red bull, Excedrin Migraine, and candy bars? When we're tired, hungry, carbohydrate overloaded, constipated, how are we expected to put on a great show? She adds, 'Health matters and it extrudes through the mic. If you feel crummy, it resonates. So let's examine what the average radio host's symptoms are.... Exhaustion - up all night prepping (or so my listeners think), or poor sleep patterns thinking about how to make "Breast Cancer Awareness month" more fascinating than the previous "Testicle Exam Awareness Month" Dry throat - maybe from voice overuse, or dehydration, or maybe because we have acid reflux frying our vocal cords. Overweight - I prefer to call it post-pubertal curves. Back pain - I blame the sitting for a three-four hour show and sitting the same amount of time prepping the day before. (S)exual frustration - or, uh, so I've heard some complain......" So what does Dr. Daliah prescribe? 'Sorry, no Viagra, Xanax or Vicodin. But keep reading. For exhaustion - get some sleep but not Ambien sleep. Real sleep. If you snore, get checked for sleep apnea. If you drink alcohol, stop. If your partner wakes you up in the middle of the night asking to fool around, or wanting you to dress up as Frozen's Elsa.......tell them you need sleep! If you're tired for other reasons, have your doctor run a battery of tests including thyroid, blood count, metabolic panel, Vitamin B. 2. Dry throat - hydrate, use misters or humidifiers, salt water gargles, voice rest and avoid foods that cause acid reflux like chocolate, alcohol, or caffeine.' More tips on diet and exercise from Dr. Daliah later.

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7Esquire Names Penelope Cruz (S)exiest Person Alive For 2014

 

Former Studio 54 New York Owner Pens Tell-All Book On Club's Seamier Side - [PAGE 6]

Jim Carrey To Host SNL - [MASHABLE]

DWTS' Couples To Switch Partners In Coming Episode - [YAHOO]

Esquire Names Cruz (S)exiest Woman Alive For 2014 - [ESQUIRE]

'The Daily Show' Adds Two New Members - [USA TODAY]

Danny DeVito To Star In New 'One Direction' Video - [DAILY MAIL]

[WATCH] Two Longtime Chicago TV Newscasters Take Commercial Break With Elaborate Skit - [UPROXX]

Luke Wilson In Talks To Play NFL Commissioner Goodell In Concussion Film Starring Will Smith - [THE WRAP]

Katy Perry Calls Football Her New Favorite Sport - [GOSSIP COP]

[WATCH] Robin Williams In 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas - [EW]

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MOTION: It's On With 'The Show' At San Diego's Rock 105.3; Radio One Detroit's Brings On 'The Morning Heat'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 –– ROCK 105.3 (KIOZ-FM) has announced that its morning team THE SHOW, have signed a new contract to continue their popular weekday broadcasts. THE SHOW is hosted Eddie Pappani (L), Sky, Ashlee and Thor who have been part of San Diego radio’s morning drive landscape for almost a decade. “We are so excited to continue our domination of morning radio at ROCK 105.3. I've been a part of this station in some form for almost 15 years and wouldn't want to be anywhere else,” said Eddie Pappani. ########### Radio One Detroit has announced the creation of a new local morning show, The Morning Heat, featuring Big Greg (L), Detroit's own Comedian Foolish (R) and Deelishis (C). "Radio One Detroit is expanding our commitment to live and local morning drive radio by introducing The Morning Heat show on Hot 107.5," said Kathy Stinehour, V.P. General Manager of Radio One Detroit. Known as the Hip Hop King of Detroit, Big Greg started his radio career in Dayton Ohio and Detroit has been his home for the past seven years. Detroit radio veteran Foolish is the Michigan winner of the Miller Genuine Draft Comedy Search and a B.E.T. Comic View all-star. Foolish started in radio with parody songs and quick punch lines. Deelishis is an acclaimed model, actress and reality show contestant from VH1's hit TV show Flavor of Love 2.

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Mojo In Morning Show Airs On TV This Morning In Detroit

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THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 –– With the continuing presence of radio on tv, add the popular Mojo In the Morning on 955/Detroit to the list -- at least for this morning. Today they simulcast their show from Channel 7, WXYZ . According the 7 Action News, Mojo says he's a big fan of the TV show and approached WXYZ with the idea of combining his show and 7 Action News this morning. Mojo's show was on Channel 7 and reporter Brad Galli stayed in the newsroom to interview Mojo and his team during the newscasts. The show set up a link for listeners to follow them on TV Live. Now take a look at this handsome group of people. Think this is this last simulcast on the tube? Stay tuned. PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Slim on the radio, Producer Rachel, Mojo In The Morning, Shannon Murphy (Mojo In The Morning), Spike (Mojo In The Morning) - PHOTO/Mojo

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Steve Harvey & Match Launch 'Delightful;' New Dating Platform

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THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014/PRNewswire –– The Match Group and Steve Harvey announced that they are teaming up in the name of love to provide a revolutionary dating experience for relationship-minded singles. The collaborative efforts are led by co-founders Steve Harvey, who will serve as the brand's Chief Love Officer by providing custom dating and relationship advice, and Sam Yagan, CEO of The Match Group. The new site within The Match Group's dating portfolio is aimed at singles focused on finding and keeping love. "Creating Delightful with Match provides me with a tremendous opportunity to help more men and women find love and authentic romantic commitments," said Steve Harvey. "Everyone knows I love a good stage, and Delightful and Match create just that, my largest stage yet to help love-seekers to be delighted again by the prospect of discovering true love." "I co-founded OkCupid 10 years ago to add a new perspective to the dating landscape," said Sam Yagan (shown above with Harvey) , CEO of The Match Group. "Since then, the way we find love has changed dramatically. Now, with Steve Harvey's unique and practical advice, we're focused on bringing together love-minded daters, making Delightful an ideal place for singles to find love and keep it." Beginning now, singles can sign up for Delightful and enter to win a Delightful sweepstakes prize that includes a trip to Chicago for two to meet Steve Harvey and a complete dating makeover by visiting www.delightful.com/sweeps.

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Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Green Day Among 2015 RRHOF Inductees

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 –– The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for 2015 and next years group represent a combination of blues, electronic, dance, Motown, R&B, funk and other genres,” said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “Rock and roll incorporates the styles of so many different kinds of music and that’s what makes this group of nominees – and this art form – so powerful and unique.” To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2015 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1989. Ballots will be sent to an international voting body of more than 700 artists, historians and members of the music industry. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 inductees will be announced in December. Next year's group includes: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Green Day, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, The Marvelettes, N. W. A., Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed, The Smiths, The Spinners, Sting, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War and Bill Withers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor

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iHeartMedia's Star-Studded Jingle Ball Set For 2014 U.S. Tour

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 –– iHeartMedia will celebrate the holiday season across the nation with its annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 Tour -- the season's biggest music event, which captures the holiday spirit of the iHeartRadio app with performances by some of the year's biggest recording artists. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 Tour will stop in Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Miami; and Tampa, with additional Jingle Ball concert events in Dallas; Seattle; Atlanta; and Columbus. "The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour has become the marquee annual holiday event in every city on the tour," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia (shown below with Mary J. Bilge (L), John Sykes (C) and Tom (R) from 2012). "iHeartRadio and our radio stations bring the hottest artists in music straight to fans throughout the country every day and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour brings the biggest artists to our listeners for the most highly anticipated annual holiday music events." "What started out as a local holiday concert in New York dhas become a nationwide phenomenon and a global television event," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia. "Fans throughout the country can watch live on Yahoo, listen live on our radio stations and tune into the nationally televised rebroadcast of the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball on the CW Network to experience this year's amazing performances. PHOTO/Ariana Grande - iHeart

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NETWORKS: Sun Broadcast Group Announces 2015 Lineup

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 –– Sun Broadcast Group Unveils 2015 Lineup
Major Partnerships Announced at Annual Upfront Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY October 13, 2014 - Sun Broadcast Group announced its 2015 lineup to a packed house at its annual Upfront Party last Friday night. The event, held at New York City’s 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge, included surprise performances by 80’s pop icon, Tiffany, “I Love You Always Forever” singer Donna Lewis, Country Music Star, Maggie Rose who rocked the house with her hit single “Girl in Your Truck Song” and New York’s own DJ Prime.

Sun’s new lineup includes several shows and services that will be changing syndicators next year as well as many new shows that will making their radio debut. They include:

- The VH1 Radio Network
- “The Shazam Top 40 Countdown”
- “Powered by Country” with Entercom Seattle talent, Fitz
- “Weekend Throwdown” with KTU’s own Jagger
- Shazam For Radio Interactive Service
- “Retro Pop Reunion” with Joe Cortez
- “Country Club” with Sony Music’s Dee Jay Silver
- “Retro Country USA” with Steve Kelley
- “Buckwild Saturday Night” with Alpha Media’s B-Dub
- “The Alan Kabel Show”

Sun’s Hispanic Division, Sun Latino, also announced new partnerships including:

- vCreative Hispanic
- PromoSuite Latino Network

The Sun 2015 Preview event, the only one of its kind in network radio, also saw some great surprises including a 7 day vacation giveaway and celebrity appearances by Marsha Mason, Joel Grey and Tony Danza.

platform integration, Shazam for Radio. Shazam for Radio will be a full-service localized product provided to stations, allowing them to create totally customized, interactive content for their listeners and advertisers. Shazam will also power all of Sun’s national programming allowing listeners to get second screen content live and in real time as they listen to the radio.“When I started Sun six years ago, my goal was to truly make a difference in this industry” said Jason Bailey, CEO of Sun Broadcast Group. “This partnership came out of the two most sincere questions we asked ourselves when we started Sun…’What’s best for listeners?’ and ‘How do we secure the future of radio in this new digital world?’ Shazam’s 100 million monthly active users will now be able to connect and interact with their favorite radio shows in the most incredible way ever. ” In addition to the local and national interactive content, Sun and Shazam will be producing hyper-local national countdown shows for multiple formats based on unique Shazam results in each station’s market. The Shazam Top 40 will also contain interactive content allowing listeners to connect with the show using Shazam on their phone and desktop. Sun Broadcast Group serves as home to The Merilu Henner Show among others.

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Cumulus New York Celebrates Fall With Festival And Car Show

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 –– Cumulus New York stations 77 WABC, 95.5 WPLJ, NASH FM 94.7, and the new Radio 103.9 will host the 2nd Annual Fall Family Festival and Auto Expo this Saturday, October 11th from 11am to 3pm at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. The festival will offer a fall food court with some of the best restaurants in Bergen County, and a wide array of exhibits from local vendors, farms and pumpkin patches. There will be hayrides, a petting zoo and several activities for kids and families. The day will end with the “The Best of Show” contest, featuring some of the most unique cars and trucks from the tri-state area. It will include three categories – antique cars, muscle cars, and trucks.

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QUICK PICS: Lia Knight Hangin' With Scotty McCreery; Jim Bohannon Honors Journalists In Des Moines; PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz Being Honored On National Podcast Day

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 –– Here's a roundup of some of our recent pic's in the inbox: ABOVE LEFT - Lia Knight, host of the Westwood One-syndicated The Lia Show, hung out this week with “American Idol” winner and country singer Scotty McCreery on the eve of his 21st Birthday. He turned 21 on Wednesday. Happy Birthday, Scotty! ######### Westwood One-syndicated talker Jim Bohannon (C), host of “The Jim Bohannon Show” and “America in the Morning,” was the guest speaker at the IowaWatch Free Press Champion Awards, sponsored by The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. The event honored two Iowa journalists for promoting and showing, by example, the benefits of transparent government in Iowa. The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news service that collaborates with Iowa media partners to produce investigative and explanatory journalism, and trains college students to do this kind of work at a professional and ethical level. It was founded in 2010. ######## Finally at right, PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz was recently honored with commendations from legislative leaders in celebration of National Podcast Day, and Pattiz and company’s achievements in on-demand audio. The trend-setting company is the leader in podcasting, with more than 200 programs and 120 million monthly downloads.

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Remembering Kevin Metheny

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 10TH, 2014 –– We wanted to make our readers aware of a website created this week by friends of Kevin Metheny http://www.kevinmetheny.com. People can upload photos, tributes and memories of Kevin on the site. Your entries are greatly welcomed. Kevin passed away unexpectedly last Friday while still at work. Most recently, he served as Operations Manager of KGO and KSFO in San Francisco.

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SNL's Alum Jan Hooks Passes Away At 57

 

SNL's Jan Hooks Dies Unexpectedly At 57 - [THE NEW YORK TIMES]

CHELSEY HANDLER: SNL Blew Me Off Twice - [HUFFPO]

More Details Surface On Alleged Palin Family Brawl - [TMZ]

Tina Fey Is Just Swell On Cover Of Elle - [ET]

Anne Hathaway Poses For Harper Bazaar's In Crystals - Yup, Just Crystals - [PEOPLE]

Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke - [HUFFPO]

Rosie O'Donnell Distraught Over Stephen Collin's Allegations - [THE WRAP]

Bill Gates Plops Down $18 Million for Jenny Craig's Horse Farm - [WSJ]

Hilary Duff Admits Aaron Carter's Linering Affections Made Her Uneasy - [E ONLINE]

[WATCH] George Clooney Goes Back To The Future In 'Tomorrowland' - [EW]

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NIELSEN: The Car Is The Information Super Highway

44% of future auto intenders who plan to purchase a new car within the next two years, 39% are very likely to purchase a connected car with built-in features - It Comes Down to having what's 'Cool'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– According to a new report by Nielsen, cars are big business and the auto industry is broadening its revenue base by tapping into consumers’ desire to stay connected from behind the wheel. Regardless of tech preferences, the modern car offers some form of connectivity for everyone—and that appeal is growing. In fact, of the 44% of future auto intenders who plan to purchase a new car within the next two years, 39% are very likely to purchase a connected car with built-in features. So what’s the draw? In most cases, it comes down to having what’s cool: 60% of future auto intenders say they’d like a connected car because they want to experience emerging technologies, 58% feel it will provide entertainment to passengers while on the road, and 43% say it will boost their productivity while they’re on the road. The study found the majority are men (58%), 42% are age 55+ and 62% have at least a college degree and 37% made more than $100,000 per year. More still, is the added convenience that connected cars can afford to drivers who spent ample time in their vehicles. In fact, 37% of connected car users say they spend 30 minutes to an hour in their cars on a regular basis. PHOTO/Nielsen READ ENTIRE REPORT HERE

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OFFICIAL: Steve Dahl Returns To 89 WLS Chicago; Partners With Cumulus On Podcast Network

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– First tipped by media blogger, Robert Feder, Cumulus made it official yesterday with the announcement that iconic Chicago personality Steve Dahl will return to 89 WLS-AM as host of a new weekday show, after almost six years away from broadcast radio. Cumulus will also partner with Dahl to expand his successful podcasting network, the Steve Dahl Network. Dahl’s new weekday show will debut on WLS-AM (890 AM) Monday, November 3, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. A Chicago radio fixture for over 30 years, Dahl hosted a popular show on WLS-AM from 1980-1985. He has been called the "Founder of Modern FM Talk Radio", and has influenced countless other comedians and broadcasters. Dahl’s new show will feature his signature "everyman" sense of humor and his passion for music, sports and entertainment. In 2009, Dahl began working in the new medium of podcasting and started the Steve Dahl Network (www.dahl.com) in August, 2011, from his home in the Western suburbs of Chicago. Dahl said: “I am ecstatic to not only be a part of the Cumulus radio family, but also a partner with them in the Podcast Network. This is an important new chapter in radio¹s future.” With the move, longtime hosts Roe Conn and Richard Roeper exit the slot. Speaking on ABC 7’s “Windy City Live” Wednesday morning, Conn told viewers the decision caught him by surprise “a little bit.” He used his television platform to thank and say goodbye to his radio listeners. Conn said he is hoping to find a new radio home in the near future.

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[LISTEN] Patty Steele Returns To The Air Following Bout With Breast Cancer

Dr. Oz Calls In To Discuss

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– CBS-FM New York welcomed back Patty Steele (above right) yesterday as she returned to the show. According to cbslocal.com, Patty was on medical leave for several weeks after discovering a lump on her breast which turned out to be cancerous. Patty underwent surgery to remove the malignant tissue and is 100% cancer-free. Patty’s return comes at the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the show had Dr. Oz on to discuss the importance of checking and early detection. “A lot of women don’t realize this, but young women generally find the lump themselves, it’s not with lomography,” says Dr. Oz. “They actually examine themselves and feel something that’s not normal.” This was exactly how Patty discovered the lump she had in her breast weeks ago. “I do it pretty regularly, but also because there’s no family history for me of any kind of cancer,” says Patty. “It wasn’t something that was really on my radar and I felt it and didn’t think about it until I happened to go into my regular doctor who said, ‘Let’s do some testing here.’ LISTEN TO OZ INTERVIEW HERE PHOTO/Patty with Dave Stewart - courtesy WCBS-FM

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KROI/92.1 Ends News Operation In Houston; Now Airing Beyonce

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– In a statement released yesterday, Radio One Regional VP Doug Abernathy wrote: “We’re proud of the work we did with News92. We hired established and trusted 7Houstonian journalists from the radio, print and television news industries. We also invested in community relations, infrastructure, marketing, promotions and sales. Unfortunately after three years of a valiant effort, the difficult decision had to be made" Radio President Chris Wegmann said "We take the loss of employees seriously. We are working to ensure all of our impacted employees are transitioned with the dignity and respect they deserve.” According to The Houston Chronicle, the station which launched all-news three years ago, is now airing music by Beyonce as it transitions to an unnamed format. Poor ratings were cited in the decision to shut down the format. Its staff included several of Houston's top newscasters including longtime KTRH/740 morning anchors JP Pritchard and Lana Hughes, former KRIV-TV anchor Mike Barajas, veteran traffic reporter Lanny Griffith and sportscasters Craig Roberts and Jorge Vargas. The Nielsen Audio ratings for September showed that KROI, which was known as News 92.1, ranked 26th among all Houston stations with a 0.9 percent audience share among listeners 12 years old and older

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iHeartRadio Announces Integration With Android Wearables

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– iHeartMedia announced that its streaming music and digital radio service is now available for Android Wear. Beginning Oct. 15, listeners who have both an Android wearable and iHeartRadio installed on their Android smartphone will seamlessly be able to control their iHeartRadio listening experience right from their wrist. Users who sync an Android Wear smartwatch , such as the Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360 and LG G Watch, with a compatible Android phone will be able to access the iHeartRadio app through voice activation, making it easier to find and listen to their favorite music while on-the-go. "iHeartRadio has enjoyed a great relationship with Google over the years, and as a result, we are typically among the first to integrate with their newest products," said Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio & iHeartMedia Networks. "Wearables in general are a focus for us as they are becoming more common in the marketplace and Android Wear makes it easy for our listeners to access their favorite music from the most familiar wearable, the watch." So far this year, iHeartRadio has announced integrations with Amazon's Fire Phone, Amazon's Fire TV, Android Auto, Google's Chromecast, Apple's CarPlay,Samsung's Gear 2 Smartwatch,Qualcomm's AllPlay and new auto partnerships with Subaru,AT&T Drive, GM, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia and Volvo. In addition, the company launched the first-ever nationally televised iHeartRadio Music Awards show in May and just wrapped up its fourth iHeartRadio Music Festival.

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MOTION: Steve Wazz Heads To G105 Raleigh; KSLX Phoenix Taps Paul Marshall For Nights; Randi Scott Shifts To Middays; George 'Geo' Cook On The Rise At Service Broadcasting

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– G105/Raleigh has appointed Steve Wazz its Assistant Program Director and afternoon host. He formerly handled nights at iHeartRadio co-owned KDWB-FM/Minneapolis. "I'm very excited to have Wazz join the G105 team," said OM Chris Edge. "He's a dynamic entertainer with a strategic approach to delivering pop culture and fun." ########### KSLX/Phoenix has tapped Paul "NeanderPaul" Marshall for nights. He crosses over from KDKB following its format flip. "I want to thank PD Jim Owen, VP/MM Trip Reeb and Hubbard for allowing me to achieve my dream of being Alice Cooper's opening act," said Marshall. "Expect the night show to become more listener-interactive and feature a lot of great music with Paul's unique style," said Owen. "Randi Scott, who now moves from nights to middays, gets to display her special personality while the sun is up, giving workplaces around The Valley even more reason to crank up KSLX." ####### Service Broadcasting/Dallas announced that George Cook, KKDA-FM/K104 Dallas Brand Manager and Program Director, has been elevated to Director of Operations under a new 3-year deal. Cook succeeds industry veteran Michael Erickson, who recently passed away following a 3-year battle with lung cancer. Cook will lead and develop content, branding and programming for K104, Urban AC KRNB-FM, MYK104.com, KRNB.com and Service Broadcasting's multiple platforms. He'll continue as PD duties of K104.

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98.7 The Bull’s Buckwild Saturday Night With B-Dub” Goes National

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– 98.7 The Bull (KUPL)’s Buckwild Saturday Night launches into National Syndication this weekend!
“We’ve been running a soft launch in Portland since April, and now we have 8 great sounding radio stations ready to crank up the energy level on Saturday Nights, I can’t wait!” said B-Dub, Afternoons, APD/MD on 98.7 The Bull and Host of Buckwild Saturday Night. Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “B-Dub is very talented. In many ways and we are proud to share the Live Buckwild Saturday night experience Nation Wide.” Superadio SVP/Programming and Affiliate Relations Rich O’Brien added “So much syndication falls short of the mark with content and audience interaction. B-Dub gets it. The right time, the right show and the right host!” Buckwild Saturday Night is currently airing on the following stations; Alpha Media KUPL (98.7 The Bull)/Portland OR, Alpha Media WLFV (93.1 The Wolf)/Richmond VA, Alpha Media WGBL (96.7 The Bull)/Biloxi-Gulfport MS, Alpha Media WUBB (Bob 106.9)/Savannah GA, Alpha Media WXCL (104.9 The Wolf)/Peoria IL, Bicoastal Media KRWQ (Q100.3)/Medford OR, Leighton Broadcasting KZPK (Wild Country 99)/St Cloud MN and Alpha Media WHKX/WHQX (Kicks 106.3 and 107.7)/Bluefield WV. For more info, contact Rich O’Brien at 508 630 0344 or rich@superadio.com

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Westwood One and Benztown Ink Multi-Year Extension

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– Westwood One announces it has signed a multi-year extension with Benztown, which provides radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles to Westwood One and to Cumulus' owned and affiliated stations. In 2011, Cumulus and Benztown signed an exclusive agreement that created one of the industry’s largest collections of production and imaging libraries. Under the new agreement, Westwood One will manage affiliation and advertising sales for all Benztown production and imaging libraries and Benztown will direct production of the network’s library offerings. "Benztown is a natural fit for us," adds Charles Steinhauer, Westwood One's COO. "Their imaging products and production resources are creative, top-notch, and always ahead of the curve. Benztown powers our stations with optimal branding and real presence in the marketplace. We look forward to working with Chachi and his team for years to come." Dave "Chachi" Denes, Benztown President said: "If you're in the tech field you want to work with Apple. If you're in the fashion industry you want to work with Louis Vuitton. If you're in the audio content business you want to work with Westwood One ... we're honored to be part of the team."

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NETWORKS: The Live Ride with Marty McFly Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– Envision Networks®’ The Live Ride with Marty McFly is celebrating its 5th anniversary today, October 9. The two-hour weekly country “concert” radio program launched in 2009 as part of the Envision Country Network. “I'm thankful to have been a part of the growth of this show over the years. Live country music is what causes passion with fans, and we have been able to catch that passion in this show,” said Marty McFly. The Live Ride with Marty McFly is a two hour radio show hosted by 25 year country radio veteran Marty McFly, also host of Envision’s The Country Download. The Live Ride brings a weekly “concert” to country radio featuring live performances of current and recent chart hits by today’s biggest acts. As a Nashville insider, McFly provides the most up-to-date country news, concert information and artist interviews along with the perfect soundtrack for country radio listeners to relive their favorite country concert experiences! Visit goenvisionnetworks.com for more details or contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or ValerieB@envisionradio.com for information

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BBC Radio And TV Team For 'Beach Boys' Charity Recording

By Graham Mack

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 9TH, 2014 –– Star studded simulcast BBC Radio and TV simulcast a special new charity recording of the Beach Boys song God Only Knows this week. The track premiered at 8pm on Tuesday across all BBC radio and television services and features artists including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Sam Smith, Brian May, Pharrell, Chrissie Hynde and Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson. From BBC Two to BBC Asian Network, BBC World News to BBC Radio Cumbria, all of the BBC’s outlets joined forces in the very first pan-channel broadcast. God Only Knows will be on sale to raise money for Children In Need and also features BBC presenters including Jamie Cullum, Katie Derham, Jools Holland, Lauren Laverne, Zane Lowe and Gareth Malone. The BBC Concert Orchestra provides the musical backing, with Stevie Wonder even popping up on harmonica. The video for the promo was filmed at the Alexandra Palace Theatre – home of the first ever BBC broadcast over 90 years ago. You can watch it here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqLTe8h0-jo

Australian Breakfast Jock’s years of abuse makes TV news Jamie Dunn was once part of the hugely successful b105 Morning Crew for years and featured in RadioToday’s Top 20 Metro FM Breakfast Shows of All Time. He now works with former b105 character voice king, Ian Calder on 98.9 in Brisbane. For the last two years received thousands of emails, including nasty personal messages and offensive derogatory comments about his private life to his personal email address. Now his story has featured in Channel 9 Televisions “A Current Affair”. ACA reports that a women who has since been slapped with 17 charges including one count of stalking and 16 counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass and offend was a journalist. She is due to face court early next year. You can view the entire ACA interview here; http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8916340/the-logie-winner-and-the-stalker

Want an international broadcaster to talk on your show about what’s happening abroad? – Feel free to call me on +44 7752 416905. Twitter: @GrahamMack Web: www.mackmedia.co.uk Email: graham@mackmedia.co.uk

 

7Taylor Swift Channels Farrow On 'People's' Anniversary Issue

 

Meet The Press Really Wanted Jon Stewart - [NEW YORK]

Jennifer Garner Says Husband Ben Affleck's P**** Is Her Gift To You (re: 'Gone Girl) - [E ONLINE]

'Ghostbusters 3' Is On: To Star Funny Women - [TRUTH REVOLT]

Jay Leno In Talks To Launch CNBC Show - [THR]

Scarlett Johansson Headed To TV Series - [VARIETY]

UH OH: Wendy William's Intern Hits Lionsgate & Producers With Lawsuit - [DEADLINE]

GAYLE KING: I Didn't Say I Was Gay On-Air - [THE GRIO]

Sofia Vergara Slays The Cover Of 'Shape' - [E ONLINE]

Taylor Swift Pulls A Mia Farrow On Cover of 'People' - [PEOPLE]

Michelle Obama Covers 'Redbooks' Female Veterans Issue - [RACKED]

Blake Shelton's Tops Billboard Charts For Second Time With 'Bringin' Back The Sunshine' - [BILLBOARD]

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REPORT: Steve Dahl Returning To Broadcast Radio In Chicago

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– While no official word has been issued, media blogger, Robert Feder, is reporting that Chicago radio icon Steve Dahl is set to make a comeback on Cumulus owned WLS AM 890. Feder says an announcement could come this week. He cites sources familiar with the deal saying Dahl would continue his subscription podcast, with Cumulus becoming a partner in his Network. He would also continue to host a separate his 90-minute daily podcast for paid subscribers. Along with the move, Feder writes that Dahl would replace longtime Chicago host Roe Conn, along with his co-host, Richard Roeper, in the 2 to 6 p.m. Dahl’s last run on terrestrial radio was WJMK FM/104.3. In 2008. Dahl made news recently by going after his soon-to-rival, WGN, saying “It’s like the worst radio station ever now. It’s as bad as it was when I got to town in 1978, only it’s people my age and younger doing it." Roe Conn recently celebrated his 25th year with WLS. In the latest Nielsen Audio survey, WLS tied for 23rd in afternoons with a 1.6 percent share.

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MOTION: Sonic Lands At Energy 103.7/San Diego; Mancow Ends Simulcast On My NetworkTV Affiliate; Eagle's LeSean McCoy Joins CBS' 94WIP And TV3 Philly

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– CBS Radio'S KEGY-FM/Energy 103.7 San Diego has named Sonic (Sean Leckie) as its n7ew afternoon host. Most recently, he did afternoons Power 96.1/Atlanta. Sonic began s an intern on A.J.'s Playhouse on KHTS-FM in San Diego working his way up to producing mornings and hosting nights. "Coming home to San Diego where I began my radio career is a dream come true," said Sonic. "I'm flattered to work for a team that is ecstatic to bring me aboard, believe in me, and embrace the fact that I am going to do my best to make San Diego's commute in the afternoon less boring." ######### Media Bistro's TVSPY reports that Chicago host Mancow is ending the simulcast of his radio show on FOX owned Chicago MyNetworkTV affiliate WPWR today. Writer Kevin Eck suggest 'while that may not seem like a big deal to most of our readers, the move may signal a bigger role for the controversial radio host on a larger TV stage.' Sources inside WFLD tell Eck that the FOX owned station may be developing other projects for Mancow, one of which may be a movie review show. ######## Eagles Running Back LeSean McCoy has joined the CBS 3 and SportsRadio 94WIP team as an on-air contributor during the football season, the stations have announced. McCoy is featured with Sports Director Beasley Reece in weekly analysis airing on Eyewitness News following Thursday Night Football on CBS. McCoy can also be heard on SportsRadio 94WIP Fridays at 5 p.m. with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis. rt of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation. SportsRadio 94WIP is a CBS RADIO station.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Paul Cannell Tapped As PD For Fox 102.3/Columbia SC

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2014 –– Alpha Media Columbia, SC has named Paul Cannell as Program Director of WMFX/Fox 102.3. 'Paul is a 20 year industry professional with an expertise in brand building and digital engagement making him a perfect fit for this opportunity,' says Senior VP/Market Manager Mike Hartel “To say I’m thrilled to be joining Alpha Media would be an understatement,” adds Paul, “Larry Wilson, Bob Proffitt, Bill McElveen, and Scott Mahalick have created an amazing company focused on compelling local radio…so when the opportunity came along to join SVP/Market Manager, Mike Hartel and his crew in South Carolina, it was a quick and easy decision. There are some great things happening in this building, and I’m excited to build a powerhouse rock station for Columbia!”

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Omnicom Inks $200 Million Multi-Platform Agreement With iHeartRadio

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 201 4 –– iHeartMedia Inc. and Omnicom Media Group announced up to a $200 million, multi-platform partnership providing Omnicom Media Group clients with exposure and access to iHeartMedia's events, sponsorship opportunities and technologies. The partnership will result in increased access to exceptional creative services and campaign ideation for Omnicom Media Group's vast array of advertising clients. In addition, Omnicom Media Group and iHeartMedia will develop joint research to provide clients with more comprehensive assessments of their advertising campaign efficacy while also informing media mix modeling. Clients will also be able to access iHeartMedia's expanding programmatic buying platform, with both companies working together to shape the programmatic landscape to best serve the evolving needs of clients. "At iHeartMedia we're constantly searching for ways to utilize our unparalleled reach and insights into our consumers to help our advertising partners cultivate creative and cost-effective individualized marketing campaigns. What makes this new partnership with Omnicom so exciting is that it allows us to do that and more," said Tim Castelli, President, National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships at iHeartMedia. PHOTO/ iHeart - Christopher Polk/Getty Images North America

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Cumulus & WWO Celebrate Rdio Free Streaming Partnership

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– Cumulus and Westwood One celebrated the expansion of Rdio's free ad-supported streaming options with a star-studded event at the Diamond Horseshoe. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson hosted and performed the event, which was led by Florida Georgia Line and featured performances by The Madden Brothers and Capital Cities. The national sales force of Westwood One now provides exclusive ad sales representation to power free streaming on Rdio – offering listeners on-the-go access to more than 50 curated stations and over 30 million songs, 15 times more than the leading competitor. By combining broadcast radio's 90 million weekly listeners with Rdio's industry-leading digital music services, Westwood One offers advertisers the unique ability to reach consumers on any device, anytime. Rdio's newly enhanced product offering includes streaming from a wide variety of station types – including algorithmic artist and genre-based stations, human curated stations programming. PHOTO/ L-R Anthony Bay, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Lew Dickey

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CBS Radio News Wins Big At Edward R. Murrow Awards Event

THE MOUTH, OCTDOBER 8TH, 2014 –– The Edward R. Murrow Awards ceremony took place this week at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The awards, presented by the RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association), honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. CBS Radio News won in three categories--Best Audio Continuing Coverage: Boston Marathon bombing, Best Audio Newscast: World News Roundup, and Best Writing: Bob Schieffer Weekly Commentary. Here are two photos from last night’s event featuring CBS News recipients. CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer presented a tribute to Edward R. Murrow at the start of the event and accepted the Murrow for writing on behalf of CBS Radio News. In the above photo at right, National Correspondent Dan Raviv accepts a Murrow Award from correspondent Steve Hartman for CBS Radio News continuing coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing.

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NETWORKS: Premiere's Delilah Picks Up Two New Affiliates; Greg And Dre Add The Rooster

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2014 Premiere Networks announced today that Delilah will add two west coast affiliates this month. Effective October 20, 100.1 KZST-FM in Santa Rosa, Calif., will add the program Monday through Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight PT. In addition, Delilah will join 104.3 KKMX-FM in Roseburg, Oreg., airing Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight , effective October 13. ############ Envision Networks® is proud to welcome Lotus Fresno Corp’s KSEQ-FM/Fresno, CA as the latest affiliate of The Rooster, a new multi-tasking content resource for morning shows. They'll joins with over 250 shows on the Envision Morning Network. The Rooster is headed radio veterans Mike Marino (former PD at KHHT-FM and KYSR-FM/Los Angeles) and Jason Hillery (creator of RadioCurrents.Com, current PD at Midwest Communications/Green Bay, WI and former PD of WIXX-FM/Green Bay, WI) The Rooster is available on a barter basis. Stations interested in a FREE two-week trial should visit GotRooster.com. For more information contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or ValerieB@envisionradio.com.

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[LISTEN] Crimson Tide Fan Unloads The Mother Load Of All Radio Rants Against Colin Cowherd

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 8TH, 2014 –– Phyllis Perkins is without a doubt, one of football's Alabama Crimson Tide's biggest fans. It appears now, following last weekend's surprise loss to Ole Miss, she's may have become one of its angriest. According to ai.com, as a regular caller to ESPN Radio Paul Finebaum show, she's always there to defend her beloved Crimson Tide and Coach Nick Saban. Now comes Colin Cowherd. Not being the first time she's rang into his show, Cowherd made the mistake of suggesting Alabama's run as a dominant college football power under Saban could come to an end sooner than expected. This, obviously, didn't go over well with the feisty Perkins. Check out the AUDIO HERE as Cowherd and fellow ESPN host Danny Kanell experience the wrath of a Phyllis scorned by Cowherd's diss.

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7Jennifer Lawrence Talks Nude Photo Leak With 'Vogue'

 

'7th Heaven' Dad Admits To Child Molestation - [GOSSIP COP]

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Returns To Monday Night's RAW On WWE - [THE WRAP]

[WATCH] Robert Downey Confirms That 'Iron Man 4' Is In The Works - [COMING SOON]

Casey Afflect To Star In Boston Marathon Bombing Feature - [VARIETY]

Is An 'X-Men' TV Show In The Works? - [E ONLINE]

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Nude Photo Leak With 'Vogue' - [FASHION GONE ROGUE]

HIDE THE CHILDREN: Kelly Rowland Gets Nekkid To Show Off Baby Bump For Elle - [DAILY MAIL]

Yup, Alfonso Ribeiro Finally Does The Carlton On DWTS - [BUZZFEED]

TRAILERS WE LOVE: [WATCH] Nicole Kidman In 'Before I Go To Sleep' - [INDIEWIRE]

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Howard Stern Makes Room For Nice While Remembering Former Boss Metheny

'I Do Feel Bad For His Family ... I Will Miss Him'

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– All ears were on Howard Stern's SiriusXM Show on Monday to see what he would say, if anything, about the unexpected passing of Kevin Metheny with whom he harbored a well-publicized, adversarial relationship with since their days at WNBC/New York. On yesterday's show, Stern offered a mixture of both sour and sweet comments “He was the villain in my life,” Stern said. “It’s like Batman and The Joker.” But he later added, "..he was sad to hear the news and sad for Metheny’s family, saying 'he left two daughters and many friends in the business.' He added, 'He will miss him.' According to The New York Daily News, Stern went back and forth on Metheny 'as if he were sorting out some of his responses as he was saying them.' 'He noted that Metheny worked in radio for many years, so he obviously had skills that other executives appreciated.' This was echoed over the weekend by John Dickey, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content for Cumulus, saying “(Kevin's) reputation and accomplishments are simply unparalleled .. He was a legendary broadcasting talent.” As noted in yesterday's Jockline Daily, Metheny said after the release of the “Private Parts” that his portrayal wasn't how he would like to be known, but that he would roll with it. He said he bore no personal ill-will toward Stern and in later years even joked about “Pig Virus” references. Metheny passed away last Friday while at work at KKGO/KSFO in San Francisco.

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Longtime Dayton Host Found Dead In His Apartment

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– Longtime 104.7 WTUE/Dayton host Marshall B. Phillips
was found dead in his apartment on Sunday, according to The Daytona Daily News. A neighbor told police he noticed the front door to Phillips’ apartment open at around 6:30 p.m. Friday, then went into the apartment Sunday and found Phillips dead on the couch. Police reported his body was in a 'state of decomposition.' Phillips worked at WTUE in the 1980s and 1990s and then worked in sales for Clear Channel. Chris Geisen, former co-host of WTUE’s Kerrigan & Christopher Morning Show, “Marshall was a good friend and a Dayton radio icon. His unique voice filled Dayton radio airwaves at night and his friendliness filled our hearts as well,” Geisen said. “He was a big part of my radio career and will remain in the hearts and minds of Dayton rock radio listeners for a long time.” The County Coroner ruled the death from natural causes. Phillip's sister said that the former host had struggled with liver and other health issues in recent years.

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MOTION: Bachelor Contestant Joins KKGO/LA's Morning Show; Ken & Kitty Take Mornings At the Rebel And Cory In The Morning Shifts To Big Country Memphis

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– Mount Wilson Country “Go Country 105” KKGO Los Angeles will kick-off a new morning show on Monday featuring three-time ABC 'Bachelor' Graham Bunn. He starred on season four of the Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, and last summer’s Bachelor In Paradise. He'll team with Debra Mark (R) and producer Ted Lekas. Mark's past stints have include anchoring news at 640 KFI and 790 KABC. Lekas formerly served as producer of 95.5/KLOS' Mark & Brian Show. Current host Larry Morgan moves to nights where he'll join Ginny Harmon in the 7pm-midnight slot. ############ The Ken and Kitty Morning Show takes over at The Rebel "Hit Country" 95.3FM and 97.7FM. Ken Anderson and Kitty McVay started as a morning show over a decade ago. “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Tennessee Work Release, The Mayor and the Mid-South for welcoming us.” Ken and Kitty said. “ We couldn’t think of a more appropriate playground to be on than The Rebel here in Memphis”. PD/Midday host Nikki Landry, who previously worked with Ken at The Wolf in San Francisco, added: “Ahhh, I was wondering why we had these U-hauls outside the studio. Meanwhile, the Rebel's previous morning host, Cory in The Morning, is moving his show to 'Big Country' Favorites 105.5FM. Cory was born and raised in North Mississippi and is a familiar face from hundreds of appearances on behalf of local businesses and charities.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: iHeartMedia - San Francisco Names Suzy Rufail GSM; Wash. DC Taps Todd Freundlich Its GSM

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– Suzy Rufail joins iHeartMedia San Francisco from American General Media where she served as a Market Manager and Director of Sales since January 2012. She has held a number of positions within the industry including roles at Ramar Communications, Cox Radio and Univision Radio. "I am honored to join a company that I have long admired for its strategy and innovation," said Rufail. "I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with a dynamic leader like Katie Wilcox and the exceptional team of talent that she has brought together in this thriving market." Meanwhile, iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. announced that Todd Freundlich has been named General Sales Manager. Freundlich worked in sales in the Washington, D.C. market for the past two decades with experience in both sports and radio sales. Most recently he spent the past five years as the General Sales Manager at WMAL in the market. “Todd is a terrific leader whom I have admired for years," said Ken Roberts, Vice President of Sales, iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. "I’m proud to add his professionalism and market expertise to our stellar management team. His passion and focus for clients fits perfectly in our iHeartMedia D.C. culture.”

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Fox Sports Radio And Directv Team To Bring Rich Elsen Show Nationwide

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– FOX Sports Radio and DIRECTV have announced a partnership to launch The Rich Eisen Show into national radio syndication. Eisen will debut as part of FOX Sports Radio’s national weekday lineup in the noon to 3 p.m. ET timeslot, beginning November 3. FOX Sports Radio/Premiere Networks will also provide exclusive radio ad sales representation for The Rich Eisen Show. The DIRECTV-produced daily talk show, which premiered on the Audience Network on October 6, will join FOX Sports Radio’s lineup including: The Ben Maller Show (2 - 6 a.m.ET); FOX Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North (6 - 9 a.m. ET), The Dan Patrick Show (9 a.m. - noon ET), Jay Mohr Sports (3 - 6 p.m. ET), Steve Gorman Sports! (6 - 8 p.m. ET), JT “The Brick” with Tomm Looney (8 - 11 p.m. ET) and FOX Sports Tonight with Jason Smith (11 p.m. to 2 a.m.). “I’ve always been told I have a face for TV. Now I get to try it on radio,” Eisen said. “I’m honored to be part of the iHeartMedia family and humbled that they are entrusting such a crucial portion of their day-part to me.”

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[LISTEN] NETWORKS: Pat's Tom Brady Tackles Career Rumors With WWO's Jim Gray; WWE's Stephanie McMahon Visits CBS Sports Radio's Tiki, Brandon And Jacobson; Envision Presents 'The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits' With Wink Martindale

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– There were numerous stories breaking during Monday's NFL coverage questioning whether Tom Brady's time with New England might be coming to an end. Yesterday's Patriots pummeling of the Bengals may prove otherwise. During tonight's Monday Night Football pregame show on Westwood One, Brady spoke exclusively with Jim Gray about the comments on his career and the his future with the team. LISTEN HERE. #########WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon stopped by CBS Sports Radio’s studio in New York on Tuesday to discuss Monday Night RAW at the Barclay’s Center and the organization’s work with Susan G. Komen. McMahon joined hosts Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney and Dana Jacobson and reflected on WWE’s relationship with Komen and some of her childhood wrestling memories. PHOTO/L-R – Tierney, Jacobson, Barber, McMahon - credit CBS Sports Radio LISTEN HERE ############# Envision Networks® is already in the holiday spirit this year with The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time, hosted by beloved TV game show host Wink Martindale. The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time is based on data compiled by Billboard Magazine and listings of the Christmas tracks most played on radio over the past decade. This compilation includes hit singles as well as classic tracks from the most-loved and best-selling Christmas albums of all time. Stations interested in more information about The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits of All Time should visit goenvisionnetworks.com or contact Amber Wade at amberw@envisionradio.com or 216-831-3761.

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Royal Hoax's Mel Greig To Be Featured Speaker During Radio Festival; Urges Responsibility With Pranks

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 7TH, 2014 –– This should be interesting. One of the radio host behind the much publicized royal hoax that resulted in the death of a nurse is set to speak during Radio Festival 2014. According to news.co.au, Chris Burns, the chair of Radio Festival 2014, said she was going to be interviewed by another broadcaster at the festival and discuss the hoax event and impact on her life. Her presentation will take place during UK Radio Festival next week at Salford near Manchester. “The circumstances surrounding this tragedy are terribly sad but they hold important lessons for all of us working in the media,” Mr Burns said. “As an industry we need to act responsibly and learn from each other, so I am pleased that Mel has chosen to speak at the Radio Festival, so we can learn from her experience.” Greig had recently wanted to take the stand at the the nurse's inquest and also have her formal written statement tendered as evidence but was refused by coroner. PHOTO/Twitter

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7Teresa Giudice Finally Opens Up About 15-Month Prison Sentence

 

Robert Downey Jr. Makes Surprise Visit To Air Force Base During 'Judge' Screening - [E ONLINE]

So Is Amanda Bynes Engaged Or Not? [DAILY MAIL]

Wendy Williams To Host 2014 Soul Train Awards - [WENDY SHOW]

Teresa Giudice Finally Opens Up About 15-Month Prison Sentence - [ABC]

Chinese Actress Zhang Jingchu Cast In 'Mission Impossible 6' With Tom Cruise - [VARIETY]

Michael J. Fox Suing Parkinson's Research Clinic - [BUSINESS INSIDER]

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett To Perform In Vegas On New Year's Eve - [ENTERTAINMENT]

Barry Levinson To Direct J-Lo In 'Shades Of Blue' - [DEADLINE]

Shraddha Kapoor Rocks The Cover Of Elle - [BOLLYWOOD]

HIDE THE CHILDREN: Rugby Fan 'Whips It Out' During Live TV Coverage - [DAILYDOT]

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Radio's Kevin Metheny Passes Away; Private Part's Portrayal Not How He Wanted To Known

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– The industry was deeply saddened to learn over the weekend of the untimely passing of longtime executive, Kevin Metheny. Most recently, he served as Operations Manager of KGO and KSFO in San Francisco at the time of his death and a beloved and highly respected member of the Cumulus operations team. John Dickey, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content for Cumulus said "Kevin Metheny's sudden passing this afternoon is a devastating personal and professional loss for his broadcasting family at Cumulus, and for the entire radio industry. Kevin was a legendary broadcasting talent who touched many lives in his remarkable 44-year career, and whose successes made an indelible mark on radio. His reputation and accomplishments are simply unparalleled and we are grateful for having had the opportunity to work with him .. We will miss him profoundly." Kevin got his start at KWHP-FM in Edmond, Oklahoma while still in high school. From there, he made several stops along the way including his much fabled stint in 1980 at W-NNNNNN-BC NY where his contentious relationship with Howard Stern was immortalized in Stern's 1997 'Private Parts.' It also served as a launching pad for the career of Paul Giamatti (right center) who played Metheny's character, Kenny 'Pig Vomit" Rushton. Metheny often joked about the characterization even posting a photo a few years back on Twitter of a newspaper which headlined an article that included the term 'Pig Vomit' (shown). Soon after "Private Parts" came out, Metheny told the New York's Daily News that "of course, this isn't the way I'd prefer to be known," but that "you just have to roll with it." Other stops included MTV where he and others helped launched VH1. Eventually his skills led him to talk radio. 1

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: Kenny Jay And Adam Sprenger On The Rise At KMNB And KZJK Minny; Chris Monk Named VP/MM For Adams' Fort Wayne

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– Kenny Jay (L) and Adam Sprenger (R), have been named Program Directors for CBS RADIO’s KMNB and KZJK in Minneapolis, respectively, it was announced by Lauren MacLeash, Operations Manager for KMNB and KZJK/CBS RADIO Minneapolis. KMNB – The NEW “BUZ’N@1029” - is Minneapolis’ newest country station playing NEW. BUZN. COUNTRY. at 102.9 FM, streaming online at www.buzn1029.com and through the Radio.com app for mobile devices. KZJK – 104.1 Jack-FM – plays adult hits for Minneapolis, at 104.1FM, streaming online at www.1041jackfm.com and the Radio.com mobile app. “Both Kenny Jay and Adam Sprenger have clearly revealed their programming acumen. It’s time to recognize their talent and award them the title they deserve and certainly earned – Program Director,” said MacLeash. Kenny Jay had been in the Assistant Program Director role since he joined KMNB in December of 2012. Adam Sprenger has been with KZJK since it was launched in 2005, and served as APD since 2007. KMNB-FM and KZJK-FM are owned and operated by CBS RADIO ######### Chris Monk (L) has been hired by Adams Radio of Fort Wayne to serve as VP & Market Manager for the Adams Radio stations in Fort Wayne Indiana. Adams owns and operations WWFW (Soft Rock 103.9), WBTU (US933), WJFX (Hot 1079), WXKE (963XKE), WGL AM (Fox Sports 1250), WLYV AM (1450 The Patriot), B96.9 (R&B + Old School) and Great Country 103.3. Chris was raised in South Bend, Indiana. He comes to Adams with thirty-five years in radio, including, general management, sales management, sales training and ownership. His experience ranges from small to large markets in company's such as Citadel Broadcasting, Northern Star Broadcasting, Journal Broadcast Group and Nationwide Communications. Most recently Chris served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Alliance 180, a revenue development and consulting firm for broadcasters in the United States and Canada.

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FM News 101, KXL Peoria Welcomes Robbins And Markley To Portland, OR.

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– Alpha's FM News 101, KXL welcomes Peoria’s Robbins and Markley to Portland. Keeping true to the Live and Local mission, Robbins and Markley will be producing an exclusive Portland centric show. They will continue to broadcast their Peoria show; weekdays 2pm-6pm CST. Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “We’re very privileged and blessed to work with legendary talk talents such as Scott Robbins and Jamie Markley that can bring the Live and Local professionalism and energy to the Pacific Northwest.” “We’re delighted to join the incredible staff at KXL. Words can’t describe how excited we are,” remarked Scott Robbins. Jamie Markley responded, “When I was 10 years old, I think I was the only kid.

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Market Vet Eric O'Brien Of WSNX's 'The EOB Show' Exits Radio For MLive Media Group

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– After 15 years at WSNX-FM/Grand Rapids, Eric O'Brien, host of The EOB Show, is leaving radio to join MLive Media Group. According to mlive.com, Nick Dionne, senior director of sales and marketing at MLive, says should be a perfect fit. "Eric is a market leader," Dionne said. "We couldn't be happier to welcome his vision, personality and unique context to the forefront of MLive Media Group's marketing efforts." Eric has served as program director for WSNX-FM (104.5), owned by iHeartMedia in West Michigan as well as digital content director of iHeartRadio for West Michigan. Since 1999, he's been afternoon host at WSNX. Beginning in 1998, he became Michelle McCormick's sidekick on I-96/WVTI-FM. That's when Hultgren began using "O'Brien" as his on-air name. In 1999, he moved to WSNX. For the past five years, he's also co-hosted "Way of the Warrior" on WMAX-FM. As for the move, he says, "I'm not down on radio. I think the technology allows you to do things you couldn't do 20 years ago," he said. "With your ability to do YouTube videos and get followers on Instagram and to do podcasts, there's just as much freedom. You just have to work a little harder to find it."

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NETWORKS: The Ace & TJ Show Add MY 102.5 Greenville-Spartanburg; Ed Kalegi Joins 'America Weekend' Lineup

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– The Ace & TJ Show has segued its digital audience on the Ace & TJ Button Greenville/Spartanburg over to a brand new FM home in Greenville/Spartanburg, SC – MY 102.5 (iHeartMedia). “It’s only taken 15 years to find somebody in Greenville/Spartanburg to air our program, but we're happy nonetheless.” Ace added. TJ continued, “This is such an important deal for us. I can honestly say it will be a career-maker... for the person who finally decided to put us on the radio in Greenville- Spartanburg.” The digital feed of The Ace & TJ Show on Ace & TJ Button Greenville-Spartanburg has switched to a feed from MY102.5 and on The Ace & TJ Button. The Ace & TJ Button is available at www.AceTJ.com and radio syndication information is available through 7 to 8 Media’s Adam Goodman at AGoodman@AceTJ.com. ###### Envision Networks® has announced that host Ed Kalegi, WBBR-AM/New York, as part of the all new America Weekend lineup. Kalegi can be heard every weekend on affiliate stations of the Envision Talk Network with over 10 hours of original programming on Saturday and Sunday and no repeats. America Weekend covers the lighter side of news and lifestyle issues facing today’s on-the-go talk listeners. America Weekend offers over 10 hours of new programming each weekend. In addition to Kalegi, the new lineup also includes hosts Mike Bennett, Valerie Smaldone, Leslie Gold, Smith and Sabatino, Animal Radio®, and Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline. For more information on America Weekend contact Valerie Brooks at 216-831-3761 or valerieb@envisionradio.com.

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KLIF-FM/Dallas Rebrands As Hot 93.3

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– Cumulus announces that Top 40-formatted KLIF-FM has become the all-new HOT 93.3. The former i93 and heritage Dallas CHR station debuted its new Hot CHR format last Friday at 5:00 p.m. HOT 93.3 will feature all the hits, including music from artists such as Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, and Ariana Grande. The format shift will bring new opportunities, and Cumulus is currently seeking additional on-air talent for the station. Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President for Cumulus Dallas/Houston said: “The new HOT 93.3 will bring to Dallas Metroplex listeners the next generation of contemporary music. We are incredibly excited about how it will serve both our listeners and advertisers.” Louie Diaz (R), Program Director for HOT 93.3 said: “The New HOT 93.3 will bring an energy and feel that is unique and totally customized for Dallas/Fort Worth. We will be live and local from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight and all over the streets of DFW! We think listeners will love the new sound of HOT 93.3.” To listen to the new HOT 93.3, visit www.hot933hits.com and www.facebook.com/hot933hits.

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[WATCH] UH OH, Did WFAN's Mike Francesa Fall Asleep Again On-Air?

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– CBS The Fan NYC's Mike Francesa gained international popularity back in 2012 when he dozed off during an interview with Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti. He claimed at the time he hadn’t fallen asleep, but his former partner Chris “Mad Dog” Russo put the kibosh on that story, saying to the Daily News, “Yeah, Mike fell asleep.” No sooner had the video posted, it was picked up at websites worldwide and added a new footnote to Francesa's impressive resume. Now, there's another video making the rounds that shows the popular New York host apparently dozing off again at sports blog Bob’s Blitz posting a video that appears to show Francesa nodding off while on air. It does look like he managed to wake up once his head bumped his mic. Nice! WATCH HERE - But just in case you would like to take one more peek at his infamous 2012 video, CLICK HERE

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Brian Joyce Meets Aspiring Talk Host At Talk Radio 102.3 FM

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THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 6TH, 2014 –– Talk Radio 102.3/Chattanooga's Brian Joyce held a remote broadcast at Economy Honda Superstore. A young boy named Philip Roberts showed up with his mom. Joyce tells Jockline, "At first, we thought the mom was there to take a test drive or buy a new car. It turns out 7 year-old Philip is a huge fan of The Brian Joyce Show, to the point where he even pretends he has his own talk radio show! When he comes home from school, his mom says he sets up a table with a "Talk Radio 102.3" logo and puts on a headset, and he'll do an entire talk show for his mom & dad. Anyway, I thought this was super cool so I put Philip on the air with me and we did a 10-min segment on REAL talk radio! Later that evening, I received this email from his mother Claudia: "Hello Brian, It was nice to meet you at Economy Honda. Thank you both for putting Philip on your show. You made his day!! He really enjoyed it although he was very nervous. Right after we got home he put up his studio and put on Dad's headset and pretended he was Brian Joyce :))"

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BLOCKBUSTER: CBS & Beasley Swap Stations In Philadelphia, Miami, Tampa And Charlotte

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2014 –– The much rumored swap between Beasley and CBS Radio finally came down yesterday with the announcement that CBS would be acquiring two stations from Beasley in Philadelphia, WRDW-FM (Top 40) and WXTU-FM (Country), and three stations in Miami, WKIS-FM (Country), WPOW-FM (Top 40) and WQAM-AM (Sports). At the same time, Beasley will take ownership of CBS stations in Tampa and Charlotte, as well as WIP-AM in Philadelphia. CBS Radio's Dan Mason (R) said "There are many positive effects this move will have on CBS RADIO in the future. Most importantly, for the first time we will own radio stations in Miami – a 7market where CBS already successfully operates two television stations, WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV. We’ve all seen the tremendous value we create by having our local radio and television properties work hand in hand." George G. Beasley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Beasley, said, "Throughout Beasley Broadcast Group's 53-year history, we have actively managed our station portfolio with the goal of serving the local communities where we operate, diversifying our operations, managing risk and improving financial results. The asset exchange agreement with CBS Radio addresses all of these strategic objectives as, upon completion, we will expand our station base by nine stations and add completed clusters in Tampa and Charlotte which complement our already strong mid-Atlantic presence. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to Federal Communications Commission approval.

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Cox Media Group Radio Names New Heads in Atlanta, San Antonio and Tulsa

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2014 –– Cox Media Group (CMG) Radio has named new leaders for its station groups in Atlanta, San Antonio and Tulsa. Donna Hall (L), previously Group VP with Cox Media – the media sales division of Cox Communications – returns to CMG to lead the five-station Atlanta radio group as VP and General Manager. Hall began her career with Cox in 1987 as an account executive with the Dayton Daily News and joined Cox Radio in Dayton in 1989, serving in various sales leadership positions until becoming VP and GM in 1997. She later became Senior VP of Marketing and Client Solutions for CMG Ohio for the company’s converged radio, TV and newspaper operations in Dayton. Ben Reed (C), previously VP and General Manager in Atlanta, will now lead San Antonio’s seven-station group. Reed returns to San Antonio, where he served in various leadership positions from 1987 until moving to Atlanta in 2012. Dan Lawrie (R), previously VP and General Manager in San Antonio, now leads Tulsa’s four-station group. Lawrie is no stranger to Tulsa, as he previously was VP and GM there from 2003 until 2010. He will help continue the great cross-platform collaboration work with CMG’s Tulsa TV group, as well as the strong partnership with Cox Communications. Lawrie began joined CMG in 1999. “We are thrilled that we can tap such phenomenal internal talent across Cox for these important leadership positions,” said Kim Guthrie, CMG’s Executive VP of Radio. “Ben, Dan and Donna are proven leaders who know how to build strategic, award-winning teams.”

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Sonny West Bids Radio Goodbye Following 40 Year Stint

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2014 –– Without a doubt, one of radio's truly good guys has pulled off the cans and taking a break after an amazing 40 year run. He wrote in a farewell letter 'Last night was the nightfall of my 40-year career in radio. When I turned off the mic at 6:40 pm, it was my goodbye to a wonderful 23-years at KyXy/San Diego." He closed with one last piece of advice: "You're not on the air for a long time; you're on the air for a good time." Sonny tells Jockline: "Thanks for always being so gracious. The only offers I'm entertaining are the ones that come with a tiny little umbrella in them. Going to step a way for a bit, enjoy some downtime and than stick my nose in some places where it shouldn't be. LOL." hia Co-host Kevin Dean added, "Sonny brought me on the air almost 30 years ago and we have worked together ever since. He is my mentor my friend and everything that is good about our business. Our KyXy family will miss him.

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EXECUTIVE ACTION: iHeartMedia Appoints Hector Marcano VP/Hispanic Operations East

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2014 –– iHeartMedia announced today that Hector Marcano has been named Vice President of Hispanic Operations East, effective immediately. In addition, he is being elevated to the position of General Manager of WRUM FM in Orlando and will continue to report to Linda Byrd, Market President. Marcano has more than 30 years of experience in the media industry and as Vice President of Hispanic Operations East, Marcano will work with iHeartMedia's Hispanic radio stations, with a special focus in the Miami, Chicago, Orlando and Atlanta markets. He will spearhead the sales efforts with top prospects and develop custom strategies and campaigns that leverage the unique multi-platform reach and power of iHeartMedia. In his expanded role, he will create innovative advertising opportunities based on iHeartMedia's unmatched national reach and local activation through its radio, digital and mobile assets, as well as its event capabilities, to provide Hispanic advertisers with targeted, effective, affordable and powerful ways to deliver their messages. "This is a unique opportunity that Tom McConnell and Linda Byrd have given me to contribute at an even higher level. I am thrilled to be able to use my experience and relationships to further unleash the power of our Hispanic stations in our great company, iHeartMedia" say Marcano.

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AdLarge Media Extends Agreement With Sports USA

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2014 –– AdLarge Media has extended its agreement with Sports USA for exclusive national advertising sales representation of exhilarating live play-by-play coverage of NCAA football through the 2015 season. The deal features 20 NCAA games, including the “College Football Game of the Week” every Saturday plus selected Thursday night college games and Bowl games. “Three million passionate fans tune in to Sports USA’s coverage of NCAA games every week,” noted Gary Schonfeld, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AdLarge. “Our national advertisers have access to another terrific season of top-tier college football match-ups and rivalries.” Our longstanding relationship with Sports USA has allowed us to present national advertisers with customized opportunities around the best live play-by-play NCAA coverage on radio,” stated Cathy Csukas, Co-Founder and President, AdLarge Media. “AdLarge excels at developing targeted packages for advertisers that maximize the benefits of our live sports play-by-play coverage and sports programs,” said Bob Moore, President, Sports USA. “We look forward to continuing our winning partnership.”

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Online Fan-Voting Now Open For U.S. Classic Rock Stations In UK's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour

THE MOUTH, OCTOBER 3RD, 2014 –– Online Fan-Voting Now Open for U.S. Classic Rock Stations Of The Year in the Large, Medium and Small Market will be recognized at the the U.K.’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour Tuesday, November 4 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group and the U.S Rightsholder for the UK’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour, has announced that for the first time ever, radio listeners can also vote their favorite Classic Rock Radio Station of the Year, in major, medium, and small market categories. Voting will begin on Thursday, October 2nd through Wednesday, October 22nd. Voting will conducted via banners with a link to the voting site provided by KMG Networks on a non-exclusive basis to all interested Classic Rock radio stations. The radio winners will receive their awards at a special pre-event ceremony on Monday, November 3rd, the night before the event. Sammy Hagar will acknowledge them the following evening at the Awards ceremony from the stage on November 4th. In addition, VH1’s ” On Tap with Nik Carter” will feature two weeks of lead-in programming with The Road to Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards, followed by several artist-dedicated shows that spotlight nominees and performers. Stations interested in the grabbing the banner with a link to the radio station voting page, as well as the exclusive programming and live coverage may contact KMG Networks at 201-400-3682, emailing at programming@krantzmediagroup.com

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Neil Diamond Performs At iHeartMedia And Medialink Event

 

Last night iHeartMedia and MediaLink hosted an intimate event, featuring a special performance by Neil Diamond and dinner prepared by Chef Mario Batali in New York City, during Adweek. Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, Michael Kassan, CEO of MediaLink and Gwyneth Paltrow hosted the party at iHeartMedia's midtown offices in Manhattan. Guest attendees included Gwyneth Paltrow; Nate Ruess of fun.; Mason Plumlee from the Brooklyn Nets; ?Mario Batali; Martine Reardon, CMO of Macy's; Rich Bressler, CFO of iHeartMedia; John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises at iHeartMedia; Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms at iHeartMedia; Tim Castelli, President of National Sales, Marketing and Partnerships at iHeartMedia; and an array of other business leaders and advertising partners. From Left to Right: Brian Lakamp, iHeartMedia; Michael Kassan, MediaLink; Rich Bressler, iHeartMedia; Darren Davis, iHeartMedia; Bob Pittman, iHeartMedia; Gwyneth Paltrow; Neil Diamond; Nate Ruess; Tom Poleman, iHeartMedia; John Sykes, iHeartMedia; Tim Castelli, iHeartMedia; Jeff Howard, iHeartMedia

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Adam Bomb Goes Backstage With '5 Seconds Of Summer'

Last night, the Westwood One-syndicated Nights Live with Adam Bomb radio show was backstage at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, where host Adam Bomb (L) was joined by the popular Aussie band 5 Seconds of Summer. 5SOS is opening for English-Irish pop band One Direction, who are in the midst of their “Where We Are” tour. 5SOS joined Adam between sets, entertaining fans and listeners alike. http://www.nightsliveab.com/

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Beginning next week, you'll be able to reserve your room at the W for a special conference rate.

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