JUST WEEKS AWAY - MORNING SHOW BOOT CAMP, JUNE 19TH, 2013 –– Few people in the world understand the power or promotional value of a well executed promotion or stunt more than Paige Nienaber (left), of CPR Promotions who spreads his evil genius to over 100 top stations worldwide. At this years 25th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago, he'll be joined by a panel of some of the industry's most creative minds for a look at 25 of the most amazing on-air feats of the last 25 years. Plus, first-hand get tips and techniques behind world-renown events such as "Breaking & Entering," "Win A Baby" and numerous others. Scheduled panelists include KyXy's Little Tommy Sablan (center), Newcap's Steve Jones (center) Paul Kaye (right center) and 98.5/KLUC Las Vegas' Chet Buchanan (far right). Others TBA. It's happens on Friday, Aug. 9th at the Renaissance Hotel/Chicago.* Sponsored by Win Win Radio.'s
CBS Atlanta Terminates Deal With 790 The Zone In Wake Of Hosts' Firing; Gleason Accepts Apologies
THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2013 –– In the wake of this week's firing of Steve "Steak" Shapiro, Chris Dimino and Nick Cellini at Atlanta 790/The Zone, CBS Atlanta has terminated its arrangement with with the station. According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, GM Trey Fabacher said the trio were the primary talent on the hour-long weekly Saturday evening "CBS Atlanta Sportsline" program at 7 p.m. Without them, he said, CBS Atlanta had grounds to end the arrangement. Plans are now reportedly underway to hire a new sports director in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, Steve Gleason released his own statement yesterday and accepted the apologies of the fired hosts, stating "... the DJs have provided genuine apology. Received and accepted. We have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from our mistakes is the measure of who we are." During the segment, two of the on-air personalities took a call from a third host who pretended to be Gleason using a robotic voice and telling a series of jokes and eventually asked the two others to do him a favor by smothering him.
FIRED HOST: If I Were Listening In A Car, I Would Have Been Offended [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2013 –– Steak Shapiro (shown), one of three hosts fired from Atlanta's 790/The Zone following it's bit mocking a former NFL players who suffers from ALS, admits he too would have been offended If he had been listening from his car. In an interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, he said "You walk a fine line trying to be somewhat on the edge," Shapiro said. "We blew it. We blew it in a huge way." He explained that it all started as the show's crew tossed around ideas during a break. The Falcons and Saints are big rivals and it turned out that Steve Gleason, the ex-Saint who now battles ALS, had been the guest writer for Peter King's column in this weeks SI.com. They decided to spoof Gleason's illness, specifically, the fact he speaks with a synthetic voice and featured punchlines with knock-knock jokes "Smother me, do me a favor." Shapiro offered no defense for the segment. "The pressure is to try to do a good radio show, and that wasn't a good moment," Shapiro said. "It was a horrible moment." WATCH VIDEO
Fred Jacobs Weighs In Atlanta Mayhem: "Another Black Mark On The Industry"
THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2013 –– Make now mistake about it: when it comes to great talent and content, there's no bigger fan or supporter than consultant, researcher and visionary Fred Jacobs (shown), of the Detroit based, Jacobs Media. No sooner had the yesterday's news that “Mayhem In The Morning” was given the ax by Lincoln Financial’s 790 The Zone/Atlanta he penned in his latest blog "Stupid DJ Tricks." "The story really isn’t about whether they should have been suspended, fired, or disciplined," he writes "What makes this disaster “news” is that it keeps happening. Again and again." He adds "Now we’ve all been there – a morning show, DJ, or talk host goes off, does something embarrassing – and management is left to clean up the mess, apologize, or give out the old wink and a slap on the wrist. And because so many stations push talent to be more outrageous, crossing the line is always a possibility that many PDs and managers accept and face. But in the case of this latest incident, you have to wonder why radio programmers cannot get out in front of these problems before they go nuclear. In this case, you have a former NFL player (and his family) that have been terribly offended, the New Orleans community (where he played) up in arms, a station in turmoil, and a morning show suddenly out of work ... beyond that, another black mark on an industry that has become too famous for tasteless, moronic, offensive humor. That’s the part that you don’t see. READ ENTIRE BLOG HERE
Fred Jacobs leads the highly anticipated "The Motor City Invades Boot Camp" session at this year's 25th Annual MSBC In Chicago.
Carson Daly's Roll Expands At CBS With Launch Of Two New National Shows
'America’s Morning Show” On NASH FM 94.7 Debuts This Thursday
MISS UTAH: "I Had An Oh C*#p Moment [AUDIO]
MOTION: Changes In Charlotte; Dial Global Drafts Former NFL Executive, Furman, As Its Chief Revenue Officer
THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2013 –– CBS Charlotte's WKQC announced that Phil Harris will serve as host of morning drive begriming Monday, July 1. Harris crosses from middays on WLYT, a position he held since 2000. Current K104.7 morning show host Todd Baker (shown left) now heads to it's CBS affiliate, 100.5/KZZO-FM in Sacramento. Op's Mgr. John Reynolds said Todd has done an amazing job for us on K104.7. We are glad he has the opportunity to return to his home state of California and stay within the CBS RADIO family.” Todd says "Moving on from Charlotte is bittersweet. I've had tremendous support from the community and station management, and enjoyed getting to know the listeners. I wish them nothing but the best in the future.––––––– Across town at WBT-AM, longtime host, John Hancock, is moving from early evenings to afternoon drive as he swaps places with Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire. Hancock first arrived in Charlotte back in 1990 where he did mornings. In 1996 he moved to afternoons. After a brief departure to The End/106.5 he returned to WBT in 2001. ––––– Dial Global announced today that Ronald Furman will join the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Furman comes to Dial Global from Insignia Sports/Entertainment where he served as EVP/Managing Director.
Envision Adds 'Into Tomorrow' with Dave Graveline To Lineup
MSBC 25 IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY - Among this year's most anticipated segments will be "Learning From The Masters," A gathering of some of those most legendary names in Chicago Radio's history, to share their thoughts and insight into common traits of successful shows, past, present and future. Joining for Part One of special feature will be WLS/89'S JOHN RECORDS LANDECKER,BRANT MILLER, JEFF DAVIS, DICK BIONDI and FRED WINSTON, with moderator JAN JEFFRIES
Team Blake Strikes Again; 16 Yr. Old Danielle Bradbery Takes Honors On 'The Voice'
THE MOUTH, JUNE 19TH, 2013 –– Looks like Blake Shelton has the midas touch when it comes to picking future stars. For the third time in as many seasons, another one of his picks was crowned this season's winner on NBC's 'The Voice." She topped Usher's Michelle Chamuel and Shelton's other act, the Swon Brothers who came in third. Previous Shelton winners were season two’s Jermaine Paul and last season’s Cassadee Pope. Danielle Bradbery at 16 is the youngest vocalist to win ‘The Voice.’ The show returns this fall with the return of coaches Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green joining Shelton and Levine. Last night's show also featured the long awaited return of Cher, who still has viewers wondering what that was on top of her head. PHOTOS/TYLER GOLDEN/NBC -Left TRAE PATTON/NBC - Below
AT LAST: Kimmy & Kanye Name Their Baby - [MEDIA TAKEOUT]
Russell Brand Devours The Morning Joe - [BUZZFEED]
HOWARD STERN: The Other AGT Judges Don't Matter - [GOSSIP COP]
UH OH: Charlie Sheen Gives 'Anger Management' Ultimatum - [DIGITAL SPY]
Betty White Writes Handwritten Letter To The Internet - [EW]
Seattle Celebrity Bachelor Couple Launch Reality Podcast - [MY NORTHWEST]
Jurassic Park 4 Coming In 2015 – [VARIETY]
Rhianna Tops The Bieb On YouTube - [ZAP 2 IT]
Drake Covers GQ - [THE HONESTY HOUR]
Amy Adams Says She Doesn't Look Good In Lycra - [E]
Atlanta Sports Show Sacked After Mocking Player With ALS [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2013 –– The entire cast of the popular Mayhem in The AM Show on 790 The Zone/Atlanta has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease. Two of the hosts, featuring Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino took a call from cast member, Nick Cellini (shown below), who pretended to be Steve Gleason (left), a former NFL player who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Using an automated sounding voice, the host told a series of jokes and then asked the two others to do him a favor by smothering him. The station’s SVP/GM, Rick Mack, quickly issued an apology saying “"We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on “Mayhem In The AM” on 790 The Zone, related to former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS." While first posting that the trio was suspended, it was later amended to say they had since been terminated of their employment. All three the fired hosts then tweeted their own apologies on Monday evening. Gleason will always be remembered for his blocked punt for the Saints on the night the New Orleans Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, Steve was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), considered a terminal neuro-muscular disease. LISTEN TO AUDIO POSTED FROM THE TICKET/NEW ORLEANS
Broadcast Luminary John McConnell Teams With ACM For ACM Broadcast
THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2013 –– Veteran talent agents Marc Guss and Phil Sutfin, co-founders of talent management company ACM, partner with broadcast expert John McConnell to launch and spearhead ACM Broadcast. Based in New York City, the company aims to create a unique business environment where established talent strategize on using radio and other audio broadcast platforms as the foundation to build their brand. “I’ve always believed in the power of radio and am a proponent of making that a priority in a performer’s career,” says McConnell. “I look forward to working with talented individuals and helping them to realize their full potential as they soar to new heights.” McConnell is president of Entertainment Radio Network and founder of McConnell Media, LLC. Until Nov. 2008, McConnell served as SVP of Programming at ABC Radio Networks where he managed programming for ABC Music Radio, ABC News Radio, ABC Talk Radio and the ESPN Radio Network. During his tenure, he also created and/or managed numerous programs such as ABC News Radio, The Sean Hannity Show, Radio Perez, The Mike Huckabee Report, Paul Harvey’s News and Comment, America’s Most Wanted with John Walsh, The Michael Baisden Show and American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.
Hendrie Brings Cast of Characters To WYD Media
THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2013 –– The Phil Hendrie Show continues in national syndication beginning a 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET, on June 25. joining the effort and overall brand expansion is Ron Hartenbaum, of WYD/WYM Media Management, LLC. Effective immediately, WYM Media Management is handling affiliate sales and Dial Global is managing advertising sales and satellite distribution. From June 25 to July 5, affiliates will air Hendrie’s Comedy Gold broadcasts. “Broadcast radio needs the breadth, depth and creativity of Phil Hendrie,” says Hartenbaum. “There’s a whole new generation of listeners ready to join the ranks for what Phil has to offer. He’s a comic genius who’s going to grow in ways most people can’t even imagine…”
MOTION: CCME Names Nathan Daschle As EVP/Political Strategy; Beata Czechowski Named SPD/MD KIIS-FM; Harvey Kojan Joins Galaxy Comm.
THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2013 –– CCME has announced that well-known political strategist and lawyer Nathan Daschle is joining the company as Executive Vice President for Political Strategy. In this new position, Daschle will develop and oversee a Washington, D.C.-based team that will focus on working with political and issue advertisers and advertising agencies to develop custom strategies and campaigns that fully utilize Clear Channel's national reach and local activation through its radio, digital, mobile and outdoor assets. He joins Clear Channel from Ruck.us, a social network that connects politically like-minded people so they can share ideas and take action, where he is founder and CEO. Prior to Ruck.us, Daschle was the Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) from 2007 to 2010. ––––––––––– KIIS-FM/LA has named Beata Czechowski, to Assistant Program Director and Music Director at 102.7 KIIS-FM. Czechowski started her career in the music business in June 1999 at WLLD in Tampa as an Intern in the programming department. In November 2006, Czechowski joined Jive Records (currently RCA Records) as National Director of Rhythm/Crossover Promotions in Los Angeles. In addition to her Director duties, she also had a special focus with Top 40 stations in the Southern California, Las Vegas and Arizona regions. She replaces Julie Pilat, who is expected to announce her next project shortly. ––––––––– Harvey Kojan joins Galaxy Communications as Brand Manager for WTKW-FM and TK99/Syracuse. Galaxy President/CEO Ed Levine commented, "Harvey brings a wealth of experience to the position. He's a rare combination of science and emotion as he's extremely adept at radio research but still plays out in a band occasionally!"
Ke$ha's Tampon Comment Sends WBLI Interview Viral
THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2013 –– In case you ever wonder how to take something from your show national, perhaps Ke$ha is the answer. This week while being interview by WBLI Long Island's Syke'd, he asked is there's anything in her life that's actually off limits or that she wouldn't allow to be video-taped. Known for her openess on most any topic, she did manage at least one place where she wouldn't let the camera follow. "Not much, like I've just thought about it and, I mean, like maybe when I like change a tampon." Syke'd then paused long enough to realize what she just said (and how many websites would likely zero in on this audio pearl) before breaking into some nervous laughter he says "OK. Alright. I'm glad that's off-limits," while bouncing on the couch and seguing to her news about her new single. Moments later, the giant Huffington Post tagged the story, the first of many and they are still lining up. WATCH HERE
Did A Recent Radio Interview Jinx Miss Utah? [AUDIO]
Warned About Shows Like This Making Contestants Looking Dumb; Asked If She Was Good In Front Of Crowd
THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2013 –– 97.1 ZHT'S Frankie & DB's morning zoo are convinced their interview with Marissa Powell, Miss Utah on May 22nd may have jinxed her bid as Miss USA. As the world now knows, The 21-year-old was asked about income inequality in Las Vegas on Sunday night and offered an awkward, rambling answer that ended with her recommendation to "create education better." The response went viral. In spite of this, she still ended up in third place. But who will remember that? Frankie and company think their interview may have placed a jinx on her ability to handle a tough question. On their show, just guess what they mentioned? Yup, how pageants like this can often prompt questions that make contestants appear dumb. They brought up Megan Pinckney, Miss Teen South Carolina 2007, whose infamous response back then is still getting hits on YouTube now topping 58 Million. Frankie asked if she was good on her feet in front of large crowds? She replied, I try. LISTEN TO AUDIO POWELL PHOTO/Dave Tucker
Metallica’s James Hetfield Co-Host The Chop Shop On 10th Anniversary
Memorial Set For Bill Bailey
THE MOUTH, JUNE 18TH, 2013 –– A memorial celebration is set for Sunday, June 23 at the Eberhard Center, 301 Fulton St., Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1pm – 5pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to operation homefront.net. Donations provide aid to service members' families. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at mlive.com that will be active on Friday June 21. Please feel free to spread word to anyone who would like to be present this coming Sunday, June 23rd which will be the day of the "Super Moon" in the night sky.
UH OH: Daytime Emmy Presenter Gets Wrong Envelope - [TMZ]
BTW: Miss Utah Aside, Miss Connecticut Crowned Miss USA - [NY DAILY NEWS]
OH MY: Samsung To Give Away One Million Copies Of New Jay Z Album - [WSJ]
Hugh Jackman Isn't Trying To Impress You In Men's Fitness, But Don't Count On It - [MENS FITNESS]
Ozzy F*&&%g Glad Reality TV Days Are Over - [ENTERTAINMENT WISE]
Melissa Ethridge Talks Angelina's Double Mastectomy - [E]
UH OH: Artist Says Lady G Stole Her Look - [THE ATLANTIC WIRE]
David Chappelle To Headline 'Funny Or Die' Event - [DEADLINE]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Martin Scorsese's "Wolf Of Wall Street" - [CINEMA BLEND]
* Sessions/Speakers subject to change without notice
CCME's Hogan Headed To The Big Apple
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– Looks like CCME Chairman/CEO (radio) John Hogan is moving from his San Antonio based headquarters in San Antonio and joining CEO Bob Pittman in New York City. Along with the move, he'll also see his annual base salary jump from $1,000,000 to $1,125,000, according to the latest filing with the SEC. Hogan's bonus package will also rise $1,200,000 to $1,375,000, of which the increase in target performance bonus will be prorated for the portion of 2013 beginning on June 3, 2013. Add to this a housing allowance of $25,000 per month for the first 18 months, plus a $100,000 for relocation expense. This marks Hogan's second move with the company having first relocated from Atlanta
CADILLAC JACK: Taking Direction The Secret To Winning
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– As Jockline reported last week, Cadillac Jack (shown left) celebrated over 20 years with Kicks 101.5/Atlanta by inking an extended deal with Cumulus Media. Following the announcement, Cadillac sat down with Rodney Ho of The AJC for a lengthy chat. He shares arriving in Atlanta from Myrtle Beach, S.C back then for coveted night slot. Having survived three owners, numerous bosses and three different time slots, he says the secret has been taking direction. "There are so many people who are smarter than I am. I don't have all the answers. I never will be the smartest guy in the room. I need coaching. I need good direction." Cadillac, known as Caddy, first moved to mornings in 2002. His agent at the time Norm Schrutt said Kicks needed a familiar face in the mornings and he convinced Cadillac that it was a smart career move, "Stations are built on foundations," Schrutt said. "The morning show is a foundation. Besides that, it pays more." PHOTO ABOVE/Cadillac, Dallas and Tug READ ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE
Ascap Williams Calls Pandora's Radio Purchase A 'Stunt' [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– Pandora surprised the industry last week with its purchase of KXMZ-FM, a small station in Rapid City, Iowa. Presumably, the move was intended to give the Internet radio broadcaster a better edge of royalty rate. This prompted a quick legal challenge from BMI and Ascap. According to NPR'S WEEKEND EDITION, Paul Williams, the president of ASCAP, says broadcasters pay the same in royalties for radio and streaming because those streams account for a tiny portion of their audience. "The fact is," he says, "they're very, very different models. Internet radio and terrestrial radio use music and generate revenue in different ways." He says Pandora's purchase of KXMZ isn't going to reduce its rates. "This is what I would refer to as a stunt, a way to do an end run to reduce the price of what they pay just one more little notch." Blake Morgan (shown), whose song "Better Angels" was among a number of his songs that got about 28,000 plays on Pandora. "The song earned $1.62 in royalties over a 90-day period on Pandora," he says, "which is a very typical rate." Pandora's attorney, Christopher Harrison says "Pandora shouldn't be discriminated against simply because we don't own a radio station," he says. So, (last) week they purchased KXMZ. Morgan says "I have a new record coming out — most people have new records coming out," he says. "These are things that we've worked on for months, if not years, and we're not looking to be paid unfairly. We're simply looking for a fair working wage for the music that we make."
CBS Radio Goes 'Under The Dome' With TV Series
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– Under the Dome radio launched today, Monday, June 17 featuring a wide variety of music, and original editorial content based on the summer series of the same name debuting on Monday, June 24 (10:00PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The exclusive streaming radio station created by CBS Local Digital Media, available at Radio.com, Fans of the show will hear playlists influenced by the show’s characters, conversations with best-selling author and executive producer of the series Stephen King, weekly interviews with music supervisor Ann Kline, and an array of commentary surrounding each episode and how the plot is developing week to week.
On Tap Regulars Fill In During Nik Carter's Vacation
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– Looks like regular listeners of Nik Carter's syndicated 'On Tap' show, won't miss a beat while Carter takes vacation. During his absence, his show will be taken over by show regulars: Don Felder. George Thorogood, Penn Jillette and Cheech and Chong. Airing currently on WKLH-FM, Milwaukee, WAQY-FM, Springfield, WIMZ-FM, Knoxville, WABX-FM, Evansville, WQUS-FM, Flint, KPQ-FM, Wenatchee, and more, it features archives of MTV, including "Unplugged, Behind The Music', "Storytellers, and performances from the Video Music Awards and Palladia, plus a highly customized presentation from Nik Carter. The show is syndicated through KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group.
Elton John & Billy Joel Make Nice At Songwriters Hall of Fame Event; Joel Blamed it On Pianist Envy
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– In case you weren't aware, Billy Joel and Elton John have had an ongoing feud the last couple of years following a 15 years of touring together. At last Thursday night's Songwriters Hall of Fame 2013 induction ceremony in New York, it appears the pair kissed and made up (so to speak) direct from stage. “I didn't see you tonight Mr. Joel, but I love you dearly," Elton said from the stage after he and Bernie Taupin accepted the Johnny Mercer Award. Shortly afterward, Joel took the stage to induct Foreigner’s Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. There he asked “Is Elton still here,” he asked. “I tried to get over to his table, but some girl came up and said ‘Remember when you threw me in the pool?’ If he’s still here, call me. It’s the same phone number. We’re fine. It’s probably just pianist envy.” In 2011, John told Rolling Stone Joel keeps canceling concerts due to illnesses and various other things, but added "He’s gone to rehab, but they’ve been rehab light. When I went to rehab, I had to clean the floors.” According to hitfix.com, In a piece in last month's New York Times Joel responded by saying, “That’s his opinion. I don’t do it because I don’t wanna. He tends to shoot off his mouth...Maybe he’s trying to motivate me, to get me mad or something. He’s kind of like a mom.”
Klingshirn Still On The Prowl For Radios Hottest Hunks
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– After WAPE/Jacksonville's Mark Kay concluded his "Hottest Women of Radio" list last week (finalists posted June 28th), the industry's quest for more hotties continues, this time for GUYS as Jockline Daily has been reporting, The Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn's second annual Hottest Guys In Radio competition. Just like last year's finalist, KISS-FM/LA's Dave Styles, all you need is a special blend of nature's goodness along with Kristin's ever keen ability of choosing just the right mix of serious hunkage. As is the tradition, guys will be a little less inclined to submit pics of themselves. That said, why not give them a bit of help by submitting their nomination for them. To do so, just ENTER HERE
LA Lakers Metta World Peace Tries His Skills As Sport's Anchor On Jay Mohr Show [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 17TH, 2013 –– FOX Sports Radio’s Jay Mohr Sports featured three guest hosts last week – NFL free agent and FOX Sports Radio Host Kirk Morrison, FOX Sports Radio Host Ben Maller, and Los Angeles Lakers Forward Metta World Peace. During the show, Peace joined Morrison and Maller in hosting regular show segments, took questions from listeners, and tried out his skills as a sports news anchor, reporting the “Top 5 at 5” in the show’s final hour. Los Angeles sports radio personality Vic “The Brick” Jacobs also stopped by to congratulate Peace on his successful debut as a sports radio host. During the show, Peace revealed that despite today’s reports speculating Dwight Howard and Chris Paul may want to be teammates next season, he's spoken with both players and the reports are false. Pictured (left to right): Producer Greg Toohey, Kirk Morrison, Metta World Peace, Steve Hartman, Gabe, Ben Maller and Matty Cox CLICK HERE FOR HIGHLIGHTS
Miley Covers Billboard - [BILLBOARD]
'Man of Steel' Breaks New June Opening Record - [ABC RADIO NEWS]
Annie Lebowitz Shoots Katy Perry's First Vogue Cover - [VOGUE]
Kate Moss Soon To Cover Playboy - [REFINERY 29]
Giuliana Rancic Drops Trowel During TV Newscast - We Think - [GOSSIP COP]
Usher And Samsung Team For Digital Film - [HUGE]
Homeless Alcoholic Pretends To Be Famous Star, Stays Three Nights At Expensive Hotel - [MIRROR]
UH OH: Charlie Sheen Livid At Farrah Abraham Text Leak - [CONTACT MUSIC]
The Many New Beginnings of Drew Barrymore - [CALIFORNIA STYLE]
'Celebrity Chef' Sued For Selling Fake $46,000 Bottle of Wine - [DAILY MAIL]
iHeart Listeners Pick Paul McCartney As Coolest Dad In Music
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– With Father’s Day this weekend, iHeartRadio asked listeners who they thought was the coolest dad in music, and Sir Paul McCartney took the prize! Survey respondents thought that Blake Shelton would make a good father, and find out who they think will be the last to get married! The survey respondents include a random sample of more than 1,000 of iHeartRadio’s Active Listener population. The survey was conducted via a one-time cross-sectional online survey. Number 2 on the list was Jay-Z, 3rd, Steven Tyler, Number 4, Bruce Springsteen, 5, Eminem, Dave Grohl,6, Gavin Rossdale, 7 and Chris Martin, number 8. Topping the list of which star doesn't have kids yet, but would make a good father, was Blake Shelton following by Justin Timberlake. Just for fun they asked which pop star will be the last to tie the knot? Shocker, Taylor Swift tops the list. PHOTO/Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
WHOAAA: Jennifer Lopez Scores Film Role In Middle Of Radio Interview [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2013 –– We're sure DC's Hot 995's afternoon host, Toby Knapp (inset) has read all the memos on tighter interviews, compelling content, etc. But what do you do when you have Jennifer Lopez in the studio and her phone rings with an important call? You listen in and call play by play with your listeners. And boy did her listeners get a scoop. On the phone J-Lo is told that she's just landed a role in a new movie... beating out a BUNCH of others who wanted the part! And it all went down right in the middle of a radio interview which, conveniently, is being filmed. BTW, the guy running up to bring Lopez the phone is Hot 995's Uncle Benny. WATCH VIDEO HERE
L.A. High School Grads Receive New Cars With An Assist From Clear Channel
THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2013 –– Earning a high school diploma and winning a new car in one week is a great way to begin summer vacation. Two recent high school graduates, Vanessa Umana from Polytechnic Senior High and Euri Tanaka from San Pedro Senior High, did just that. Now, each is the owner of a new 2013 Chevrolet Sonic® car. A total of 357 LAUSD high school seniors who maintained perfect attendance from October through April of the 2012-13 school year were entered into a random drawing. Umana and Tanaka won cars as grand prizes. This announcement is the culmination of a partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Los Angeles and other businesses to encourage and reward students with perfect attendance. "Clear Channel Los Angeles is committed to using our airwaves to address critical issues like U.S. education," said Greg Ashlock (shown), Market President for Clear Channel Los Angeles. "The 'I'm In' Challenge was a fun and unique way to remind students and parents that the first step to a good education is simply showing up. The added rewards were also a great way to recognize local students and schools for their dedication and hard work during the academic school year."
Aussie Host Sacked After Asking Prime Mininster If Her Partner Was Gay
THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2013 –– An Perth, Australia radio host, Howard Sattler, has been suspended after asking Prime Minister Julia Gillard whether her partner, Tim Mathieson, was gay during an series of questions he myths, rumors, and innuendos. According to the BBC, Sattler (shown) joked on his 6PR show that her partner of seven years, rumors aside, had to be homosexual because he was a hairdresser. "Well, Howard, I don't know whether every silly thing that gets said is going to be repeated to me now, but to all the hairdressers out there, including the men who are listening, I don't think that in life one can look at a whole profession full of different human beings and say gee, we know something about everyone of those human beings," Gillard said, then added "it's absurd." The incident comes as Australia prepares for a general election on September 14th in which Ms Gillard appears set to lose to Tony Abbott. The station's GM announced today that Mr Sattler had been sacked. Following the interview, Gillard said "'I want young girls and women to be able to feel like they can be included in public life and not have to face questioning like the questioning I faced yesterday,'' she said.
Among the many highlights of this year's 25th Annual Morning Show Boot In Chicago is a special panel made up of top hosts who have not only crossed the 25 year mark on the air, but have continued to thrive, year after year. Among those joining moderator Mike McVay (right) will be from left to right, Tom Griswold of The Bob & Tom Show, KyXy/San Diego's Jeff & Jer', Y98/St. Louis' Guy Phillips, 95.1/Rochester's Brother Wease. Others to be announced. MORNING SHOW BOOT CAMP is set for Aug. 8th & 9th At The Renaissance Hotel/Chicago.
Co-Host Of The Dana & Jeffrey Show Makes Broadway Debut
THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2013 –– Jeffrey Jameson (shown lower left), co-host of Dana & Jeffrey in the Morning, WBLI Long Island, NY will make his Broadway debut this weekend hosting "The Yo Show", a comedy show with headliner Michael Yo (Chelsea Lately, omgInsider, The Yo Show) at the legendary Caroline's on Broadway. The show will be headlined by Michael Yo & hosted by Jeffrey Jameson. Jeffrey also recently opened for Sandra Bernhard. You can join with Dana, Jeffrie and the rest of the show at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago.
Celeb's Get To Play While Steve Harvey Is Away
THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2013 –– The syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show is taking a two-week break, but there's little doubt his listeners will miss a beat as a load of celebrities will fill in while Harvey is away. Scheduled hosts will include Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore, Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Cedric The Entertainer (shown) Sheryl Underwood, artist Charlie Wilson, NFL champion Deion Sanders and more who'll join from June 17-28. They'll be accompanied by regular co-hosts Shirley Strawberry, Nephew Tommy and Carla Ferrell.
Kaye's List Nominations Draws To A Close
THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2013 –– We've had fun with this one, and special thanks to Mark Kaye for picking up the ball here with the latest edition of 'Hottest Women of Radio." Sadly, this year's nominations come to a close today and for your viewing pleasure, here are a few last ladies who would appreciate your support. At right is Kyle (left) of the syndicated Johnjay and Rich Show. At her right is her Phoenix neighbor, Randi Scott of KSLX-FM. Down below, it 's Bev, midday goddess of Big 107.9 Albuquerque. This years winner will receive a pair of Golden Headphones by Beats by Dre studded with Swarovski crystals. Nominations will be closed on today, June 14th, 2013. The “Hottest Women in Radio 2013″ will be revealed on Friday, June 28th, 2013. The winner will be chosen based on a combination of reader nominations and judges votes. You may cast one vote per email address. CLICK HERE to nominate or to enter. And for any of our hunky readers who want to share our fine looks, don't forget to submit an entry in The Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn's second annual Hottest Guys In Radio competition. ENTER HERE
New San Diegan Webisode Stars The Sablans [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 14TH, 2013 –– This coming Sunday is Father's Day and there's likely no prouder pop than Jef & Jer's executive producer, Little Tommy Sablan. With the help of 'Pulling Strings' which may become a top hit with children and young teens, it features Sablan's son Eddie Sablan as the geek. And the Sablan brand doesn't stop there. Tommy has a cameo role in this quick episode playing a pukey radio deejay. As usual, it's strictly a speaking role, but that didn't stop Tommy from delivering his pukey best. Sablan tells Jockline Daily, Pulling Strings is a San Diego production being shopped around and will hopefully be picked up. WATCH VIDEO
Time Tracks The Informers [TIME]
Melissa McCarthy Finally Responds To Ugly Rex Reed Comment - [DEADLINE]
Bob Geldof To Join Bon Jovi On Stage Along With Boom Town Rats Reunion - [MUSIC NEWS]
Spielberg & Lucas Predict Ticket Prices Could Skyrocket - [THE RAW STORY]
Sarah Palin Is Back At Fox, You Betcha - [E]
Simon Cowell "Horrified" By Old Photo Shown By Demi Lovato - [DIGITAL SPY]
Dunkin Donut's Employees Praised After Chapman Rant Goes Viral - [POP CRUNCH]
UH OH: Donald Trump And Modern Family's Zucker Trade Shots On Twitter - [TODAY]
Doc Gooden Says Li-Lo Doomed Because Of Her Dad - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
* Sessions/Speakers subject to change without notice.
STUNNER: Vikki Locke & Kelly Stevens Exit B98.5/Atlanta; Station Now On The Hunt For New Show
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– Longtime Atlanta morning hosts, Vikki Locke and Kelly Stevens have exited their show on WSB-FM/B98.5. According The AJC's Rodney Ho, Vikki Locke plans to pursue her own media coaching company and to spend more time with family. They had been teamed since March, 2011. Prior to that she hosted mornings with Steve McCoy at B98.5, before they did mornings together at WSTR-FM (Star 94) for 17 years. "I thank Atlanta for making a Buckeye feel like a Southerner for the last 25 years," said Locke. "After years of waking up at 3a, I'm excited about starting this new chapter," said Locke. Before teaming with Locke, Kelly had spent nearly 10 years on B98 teamed with Alpha Trivette. A nationwide search for a new morning show begins immediately, said Chris Eagan, the program director. Eagan said he wants a show that appeals to women in their 30s and 40s "that blends well with the contemporary pop music we play."
Controversial Blog Leads To Host Firing [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– Here we go again. WHAM/Rochester radio personality, Craig Schaller (left), has been let go following a controversial blog post. According to WHEC TV News, Schaller said he wrote it with a tone of humor, but many people saw it as offensive, racist and sexist, which now leaves him in search of his next gig. Schaller, who's worked at WHAM for 16 years was joking about the large number of foreign golfers whose names are often hard to pronounce. He wrote: “there are too many gosh darn foreigners on the tour and more specifically, I'm talking about Koreans and Asians in general.” He goes on to comment on those Asian player's last names saying, “It's hard to remember specific golfers when half of them seem to have names that sound like the sound you get when you bang pots and pans together.” Schaller admitted to News10NBC's Brett Davidsen (shown above) “I had an inkling it might be a little controversial. I actually said in the blog, I might offend some people I'm sure, but what I said I didn't think was over the top." Does he regret the post? "I regret the way it was taken," said Schaller. "I meant it as a tongue in cheek kind of comment made for humor. WATCH VIDEO HERE
MOTION: Chase Daniels Takes Mornings At 107.9 The Mix Indianapolis; Todd N Tyler Hit 20 Year Milestone; Frank Sontag Assumes Afternoon Slot On 99.5 KKLA/LA
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– WNTR-FM/107.9 The Mix/Indianapolis names Chase Daniels as Assistant PD/MD and morning host. Daniels arrives from Atlanta where he most recently handled afternoons at Star 94. Prior to Atlanta he worked at WAPE-FM Jacksonville where he worked under J.R. Ammons whom he later joined in Atlanta, and now once again in Indianapolis. ––––––Benztown announced that nationally syndicated The Todd N Tyler Radio Empire will celebrate the show’s 20 years on the air this summer with a full slate of special events, promotions, and a special anniversary broadcast. The celebration kicks off this month with the launch of Todd N Tyler’s “Secure Your Ratings” giveaway." “Todd Brandt of Todd N Tyler put it simply: “Mostly we like just telling our friends dirty jokes. To be able to do this show together for 20 years has been amazing. We have the BEST audience and they keep us energized. Oh, and did I mention we get to tell dirty jokes?” –––––––––––––––––L.A. Radio Veteran Frank Sontag Named as New Afternoon Talk Host for 99.5 KKLA-FM, Los Angeles. Salem Communications announced that following a nationwide search, Sontag was selected. Frank succeeds long time host Frank Pastore who passed away late last year from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in November 2012.
LDR Teams With The Randy Lane Company For Programming Support
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– LDR Interactive strengthens its commitment to affiliate support by partnering with the Randy Lane Company to provide a two-part webinar series, free to all LDR affiliates on "Keeping LDR Fresh, Killer LDR Imaging, and Storytelling in the Digital Age." LDR is committed to providing its affiliates with the broadcast industry's leading support initiatives to drive success in ratings, revenue, and web traffic. In Randy Lane's new partnership with LDR, he will coach LDR stations and hosts on achieving ratings success by enriching the interactive LDR experience with listeners. The Randy Lane Company, a talent development and personality branding company that directs and coaches personalities; has worked with some of the world's finest broadcasters such as, Ryan Seacrest, Jimmy Kimmel, Kidd Kraddick, and many more across the US and Canada. "I couldn't be more excited to announce this partnership with one of my personal mentors and one of radio's most respected talent coaches. Randy truly knows how to build a solid foundation for GREAT storytelling and compelling content. LDR not only gives you the tools to be number one, we also help you bring those tools to life," said Victor Caballero, VP of Operations at LDR. Lane will be featured at this year's MORNING SHOW BOOT CAMP 25TH EVENT In Chicago.
Diamondback's Kirk Gibson Talks Brawl with Fox Sports; "It's Good To Be Down On The Ground Occasionally For Everybody.” [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– Following Tuesday night's bench-clearing incident between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, FOX Sports Primetime’s Pat O'Brien and Steve Hartman spoke with Arizona Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson (shown left/center getting his jersey straightened out by Mark McGwire). On Ian Kennedy Throwing at Yasiel Puig's Head: Gibson said “We were ahead of him. It was a 1-2 count at the time… If you look at the at bat before, Ian came in at all the pitches and we seemed to kind of find a hole up and in on him…He uses a long bat and covers everything on the outside part of the plate. They were just trying to go in there and virtually duplicate the previous at bat’s pitch that they struck him out on…There's definitely no intent there at all. O’Brien: “Is Alan Trammell OK after flying over the rail?” Gibson: “Everybody's fine. It's good to be down on the ground occasionally for everybody.”O’Brien: “We're going to send Mark McGwire to one anger management class.” LISTEN TO FOX SPORTS AUDIO
Radio Icon Bill Bailey Passes Away
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– The industry was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of legendary radio host Bill Bailey. Longtime friend, Phil Catlett, told WOOD Radio/Grand Rapids: "Bill was a major-market talent that worked in Washington, DC, and Cincinnati, and the famed WLS in Chicago before he came to Grand Rapids." He said Bill represented a lot of what he loved about the radio business. The news hit especially hard for Cumulus' SVP/Programming Jan Jeffries, a longtime friend of Bailey, who paid him a visit last September at the WLS-FM Studios in Chicago. Jeffries, who's moderating and assembling a special WLS/89 forum at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp 25, had recently reached out to Bailey to join this year's group. In the photo at right - L/R ar Fred Winston, Jeffries, John Records Landecker & Bill Bailey. PHOTO/Courtesy Of Jan Jeffries
Jake Owen Finishes CMA Fest Courtesy Of Bobby Bones Show [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– After inclement weather curtailed Jake Owen’s concert set at the 2013 CMA Music Festival, Premiere Networks personality Bobby Bones offered the Country star a way to make it up to fans. Yesterday on The Bobby Bones Show, Jake Owen and his band performed their entire concert set live on-air from the radio program’s Nashville studio. “The CMA did the right thing, they were trying to keep people safe,” said Jake Owen. “Of course, we were all a little bummed when the show was cut short. So for Bobby to invite me in to do something like this and show that kind of support really goes to show how much he cares! This was incredible!" WATCH VIDEO HERE
Edward R. Murrow Awards Announced; KRLD/Dallas Takes 'Best Newscast"
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– Newsradio 1080/KRLD has been named the winner of the 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast” for large market radio. The announcement was made today by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). “This is an amazing honor and a milestone in KRLD’s 87-year history,” said Gavin Spittle (shown below). Vice President of News, Talk and Sports Programming. “News Director Paul Mann and the entire staff genuinely deserve this recognition.” Other winners in radio division included: Overall Excellence: KOA-AM Denver, CO -- Feature Reporting: WLRN-FM / Miami Herald News Miami, FL -- Reporting: Hard News: WUFT-FM Gainsville, FL, WBEZ-FM Chicago, IL -- Writing: WITF-FM, Harrisburg, PA, WBZ-AM Boston, MA. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LIST:
Playboy Radio Announces New Digital Network On Podcastone
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– PlayboyRadio.com and PodcastOne announced today that the Playboy Radio podcast lineup will now be available to listeners for free on PodcastOne.com, via the PodcastOne mobile app, PlayboyRadio.com and iTunes. In addition, Playboy Radio will be represented for advertising sales by Podcast One’s rep firm Launchpad Digital Media. “Few brands are celebrated by so many, in so many places,” said Norm Pattiz, Chairman and Founder of PodcastOne/Launchpad Digital Media. Programs like the Playboy Morning Show with Andrea Lowell and Kevin Klein, Playboy’s Happy Hour with Jessica Hall and The Bachelor’s Bob Guiney, Swing and Dark Matter with Dave Navarro are now available for download. “Playboy Radio is celebrating 10 years producing fun, sexy and sophisticated radio,” says Josh Cooperman, General Manager/Program Director Playboy Radio. “We are excited to make our shows available through podcast and equally excited to be working with Podcast One on this project.”
Graham Mack’s Top News From The UK
Timberlake Goes Acoustic At Capital FM's Summertime Ball
THE MOUTH, JUNE 13TH, 2013 –– Justin Timberlake goes acoustic at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball
British Member of Parliament says award is distasteful and should be handed back - Michael Christian, one of the Australian DJs involved in the royal phone prank that lead to the nurses Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide has won the “Next Top Jock” title in Australia. Keith Vaz, the British MP supporting Jacintha Saldanha's family, has labelled the award to Christian as "distasteful." He told Britain's Channel 5 Television News: “I'm appalled that they first of all entered for this award and secondly were given this award. It's in very poor taste and, frankly, it reflects very badly on the DJ for having accepted it but also on the company for giving it to him. “As a direct result of this prank somebody lost their lives, I think he ought to hand it back – he certainly shouldn't accept the prize which I understand is a visit to Los Angeles.”
'You're such a weirdo': Nick Grimshaw prank calls pal Kate Moss live on Radio 1 - She's one of the most private stars in the world, who is rarely heard speaking. But that didn't stop Nick Grimshaw from prank calling his pal Kate Moss live on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, leaving her in fits of giggles. Nick said: 'Quick one as I'm about to go to work - have you still got my High School Musical DVD?'. The party-loving pair have been pals for years and have even been spotted holidaying together in various exotic locations with the likes of Sadie Frost, and Kate even read an extract from Fifty Shades Of Grey on his Comic Relief show recently.
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Beatle's Ringo Publishing Children's Picture Book - [TELEGRAPH]
LAPD: Michael Jackson's Room Filled With Prescription Bottles/Medical Supplies - [NY DAILY]
Miley Cyrus Calls Amanda Byne's Comments About Her, Sad - [US]
Amanda Byne Hits Studio This Week To Record Rap Tune - [HIP HOLLYWOOD]
Teen Mom, Farrah Abraham, Tells Stern "I'm Not A Slut" - [TODAY]
Attention Shoppers: Tom Cruise Calls Wal-mart 'A Role Model' - [MSN]
Maria Menounos Talks Getting Booted From Lakers Game With Conan O'Brien - [EXTRA]
Courteney Cox Set To Make Her Directorial Debut - [DEADLINE]
Shakira Covers Elle - Nuf Said - [ELLE]
UH OH: Woman Finds Razor Blade In Her Cheese Burger - [PEREZ HILTON]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Keanu Reeves In 'Man Tail Chi' - [CINEMA BLEND]
Hey Look, Pandora Has Jocks - Kinda
THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2013 –– Didn't take long for Pandora to make news of its own this week, following Apple's new iRadio announcement. Yesterday, Pandora answered with an acquisition of an FM radio station in, of all places, Rapid City, South Dakota. But don't look for this to lead to more purchases. According to Bloomberg, Pandora purchased KXMZ-FM to gain the same access to music and rates as terrestrial competitors.. Station owners or their Web-based products such as Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio benefit from an agreement between their negotiator, the Radio Music License Committee, Ascap and BMI, according to Pandora, which has failed to obtain the same terms. Pandora is set to begin arbitration with the music industry at the end of the year to set rates that would start in 2016. The company filed a lawsuit in November 2012 seeking lower fees from Ascap. KXMZ is best known for morning host, Mike Swafford (shown), and its tagline: “Today’s best hits without the rap.” Although the station features a cast of live hosts, it shouldn't be construed as Pandora's ingress into jocks on their internet music stations.
Creative Advisory Council (CAC) Formed At Clear Channel
Cumulus Keeps Drivin' With Cadillac Jack
THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2012 –– Cadillac Jack, 20 year morning man at Cumulus WKHX/Atlanta, has renewed his agreement with the station. Pictured are 'Caddy' and Cumulus EVP/Co-COO John Dickey. Cadillac said "It has been an exciting week. I turned 40 on Saturday and with much excitement re-committed myself to the station that is in my DNA and has been since I was 19 years old."
MOTION: Kelly Kibler Named SVP Operations For CCME Texas; WSB/Atlanta's Scott Slade Honored By Fisher House; Hammer Heads To Vegas
THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2013 –– WSB/Atlanta morning host Scott Slade was recently honored by Fisher House Foundation for hosting the group's Memorial Day special, "A Grateful Nation." The three-hour salute to the military and their families raised awareness and funds for Fisher House, which builds comfort homes at military and VA hospitals where the families of wounded warriors and vets can stay at no cost while their loved one recovers. The show aired on 145 news/talk stations, Sirius/XM and Glenn Beck's The Blaze. ––––––––– Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Names Kelly Kibler Senior Vice President of Operations for Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio. Kibler has been with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment for more than 16 years, holding a variety of leadership and sales positions in the Dallas, San Diego and Las Vegas markets. Since 2010 she has served as Market President for Clear Channel Dallas, where she was also previously Director of Sales. Kibler began her radio career in 1991 at Heftel Broadcasting and later joined CBS Radio as an Account Executive in 1995. –––––––––– Brian "Hammer" Panerali is the new morning host 107.9 BOB FM/Las Vegas. He arrives from Phoenix where he most recently worked 98.7 The Peak.
Scott Thorson Rings Up Lamont And Tonelli; Gets Surprise Call From Ghost Of Michael Jackson [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2013 –– Longtime Liberace lover, Scott Thorson (left), has been in the news a lot lately. Aside from the recent biopic, 'Behind The Candelabra,' starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, he sent gossip rags into a frenzy with his recent claim of being a former lover of Michael Jackson. Yesterday, he rang into The Bone/San Francisco's Lamont and Tonelli Show and was immediately hit up with questions about Jackson. He claimed that he and pop superstar had a relationship for about 5 or 6 years, saying they first met during Jackson's 'Thriller' tour. He also said he took numerous lie-detector tests to verify his claims. Lamont then went to the phones where his first caller said "Longtime listener, first-time caller (do they all say that now?) "Hee heeeee," the caller sang. Lamont quickly asked Thorson if he knew who that was, and at first he didn't, until the ghost of Jackson said "I think you're a big fat liar!" Hee heeee. Tonelli then wanted to know about Liberace rings, but we won't go there. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
Beck Talks New Thriller 'The Eye of Moloch" On "Author Confidential' With Mike Slater
THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2013/PRNewswire –– Sirius XM Radio has announced that Glenn Beck – nationally syndicated radio host, founder of TheBlaze television network and #1 New York Times bestselling author – will be the featured guest on Author Confidential, the series on which iconic authors sit down for candid interviews. Beck will sit down with SiriusXM Patriot host Mike Slater (left), who also host on 760/KFMB San Diego, in front of a select group of SiriusXM listeners to discuss his new fictional thriller The Eye of Moloch (Threshold Editions/June 11, 2013), the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller The Overton Window, and topics/themes explored in the novel including self-rule, liberty and advanced surveillance technologies. 'Author Confidential' with Glenn Beck will premiere over Father’s Day weekend on June 15 at 10:00 am ET on SiriusXM Patriot channel 125, the talk channel that airs Beck’s daily radio show.
MATT LAUER: When It Comes To Publicists' Don't Ask List, You Always Have To Ask The Question
THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2013 –– Nice read in Wise Brother Media's Studio Think Tank this morning on dealing with publicists' "Don't Ask List." Randy Lane consultant, Angela Perelli (shown) reached out to a few morning hosts for their approach to this common dilemma and the gist of it is, remaining interesting. Kevin Rolston of The Kevin, Virginia and Jason Show on WILD 955/West Palm said "I had the opportunity to sit and chill with Matt Lauer. I asked him the question -- about getting in the question that everybody wants to know the answer to, but the booking agent says you "can't ask.” Matt said, "You always ask the question. They don't have to answer, but you always ask." He said that they will not agree to an interview that comes with stipulations. TJ, of the syndicated Ace & TJ out of Charlotte adds, “If the person is not interesting enough without the big question, we'll just tell them, ‘No, thank you.’” But what about the option of agreeing to the stipulation, and then doing what you want? TJ says "As corny as it sounds, we don't go back on our word. If we tell you we'll do, or not do, something, we never intentionally do the opposite ... Weigh the importance of the guest and the long-term collaborative relationship with the booking people (label, agency, publicist, etc.). Kevin says, consider the payoff. The ultimate goal for us is to make something interesting happen - to get a sound bite or a quote that we can use as publicity for the show. Accomplish that and now you have gotten more out of the interview than the celebrity did! READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Kaye's List Draws Heat From The Gulf; Bert's Klingshirn Looking For Hot Radio Guys, Too
THE MOUTH, JUNE 12TH, 2013 –– To say the least, it's getting harder to keep up with this year's Hottest Women In Radio contestants. Here are a couple more: Our BFF, Miguel, of Island 106.com/ Panama City Beach, Florida wanted you to help throw some support behind the two lovely ladies on his show; Mandy Williamson (right) and Holly O'Connor (left - who is 7 months pregnant!). This years winner will receive a pair of Golden Headphones by Beats by Dre studded with Swarovski crystals. Nominations will be closed on Friday, June 14th, 2013. The “Hottest Women in Radio 2013″ will be revealed on Friday, June 28th, 2013. The winner will be chosen based on a combination of reader nominations and judges votes. You may cast one vote per email address. CLICK HERE to nominate or to enter. And for any of our hunky readers who feel left out, don't forget to submit an entry in The Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn's second annual Hottest Guys In Radio competition. ENTER HERE
The Tonight Show To Get New Name And Producer - [DEADLINE]
Police Investigate Woman's Death Following Butt Implants - [BRIETBART]
UH OH: 'Bachelorette' Contestant Gets The Boot After Girlfriend Arrives - [TODAY]
Check Out Nicki Minaj's Kmart Clothing Line - [PEREZ HILTON]
Mumford And Sons Cancel Gigs Following Ted Dwane's Blood Clot - [NEWS SKY]
Saudi Prince Sues Forbes Over Rich List - [GUARDIAN]
UH OH 2: More Producers Bail On Katie - [THR]
UH OH 3: Taylor Chapman Goes On Dunkin' Donuts Rant - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
Oprah Gives Multi-Million Dollar To Smithsonian - [E]
Lauren Conrad Covers Marie Claire - [MARIE CLAIRE]
Charlie Barnett Might Get His 'Chicago's' Mixed Up - [DIGITAL SPY]
Mayor Alex Trebek? - [THE PROVINCE]
Blair Garner To Debut On Cumulus Nash 94.7 FM With "America's Morning Show;" Joined By Star-Studded Cast
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– Cumulus has announced that the long rumored “America’s Morning Show” will debut on “America’s Country Station” NASH FM 94.7, New York City’s only Country format radio station, later this month. He'll be joined by co-hosts Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and Lee Ann Womack. The team from “America’s Morning Show” joins existing on-air personalities Kelly Ford and Jesse Addy on NASH FM 94.7. "The collection of talent assembled for America's Morning Show is without equal.This show will bring the superstars of country to listeners in an authentic entertaining way not done before," said John Dickey, Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operating Officer of Cumulus. “I am thrilled to begin waking up the New York area’s Country listeners on NASH FM 94.7 with an uplifting Country start to the day,” Garner said. “New Yorkers are embracing NASH FM in an amazing way and I look forward to bringing the Country music lifestyle to the Big Apple straight from Nashville.” Garner previously worked in the New York City market as host of the afternoon drive on 95.5 WPLJ. Garner is best-known for hosting the highly acclaimed Country radio show “After Midnite with Blair Garner” for 20 years as well as the “Blair Garner Show” since 2006.
The Schnitt's Go At It With Former Law Firm
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– Just when you thought things had settled down after a long court battle between Tampa hosts Todd “MJ” Schnitt and rival Bubba The Love Sponge Clem, think again. According to The Tampa Bay Times, Schnitt and his wife, Michelle, who were sued by the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick when they refused to pay an extra $1 million in legal fees, are now taking aim at their former law firm. After losing their suit against Clem they fired the firm, saying they were done handing over cash, especially after their lead attorney, C. Philip Campbell, was arrested on a DUI charge during the trial. Reportedly, the Schnitts had already paid Campbell's firm about $1 million, but then refused pay an extra million. The Schnitts then claimed legal malpractice and are now suing to have some of their original fees returned. The Schnitts want it to go before a jury, but Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick seek arbitration, where a panel of lawyers would decide the outcome. According to Campbell's firm, the couple reviewed an "arbitration clause," which said any disagreements with the law firm would go directly to arbitration. The Schnitts' attorney, Wil Florin, said the couple never received such a clause.
Lex Staley Issues Apology Over Transgender Comment
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– Radio host Lex Staley (shown), of the syndicated Lex & Terry show, raised the ire of the transgender community last week after reporting on a story about a Florida teenager, 16, that allegedly shot a transgender woman who had (s)ex with him. After reading the story, Lex Staley joked, "I would have shot his ass, too." Clear Channel's Angel Aristone followed with a statement writing "CCME "does not condone the comment independently made by Lex & Terry regarding transgender individuals ... The comment was thoughtless and unacceptable and we sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by their remarks." Yesterday, Lex Staley following with his apology through his agent. Among his comments, he wrote: "I want to reach out the best way I can to the transgendered community. I deeply apologize for an insensitive remark concerning a news story being discussed on my radio show ... Please know that my off the cuff remark was not intended to offend or hurt anyone, but after listening to the audio I understand why the comment caused hurt and anger ... what I said was just plain wrong and there is no context in which my statement is acceptable and I take responsibility for it..." He added: "..as a father of a young daughter I am always distressed when I hear of adults having inappropriate contact with minors. But instead of properly expressing my distress in this situation I made a stupid comment that had no place and failed to express what I was actually thinking... " PHOTO/Staley-Facebook
Right On Cue, Apple Launches iTunes Radio
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– iTunes Eddy Cue (shown) Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, presented the new iTunes Radio during his keynote yesterday at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. According to The Technology Inquirer, The ad-supported, free music service is set to launch later this year and offer its users access to thousands of new songs each week, as well as serving up exclusive music from new and popular artists before you hear them anywhere else," from an Apple statement. "iTunes Radio is an incredible way to listen to personalized radio stations which have been created just for you," said Cue. As with Pandora, iTunes Radio will let people create stations based on specific songs, artists or genres. Apple said iTunes Radio will be built into iOS 7, the new software for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. That’s coming this fall. It will also work with Apple’s iTunes software on Mac and Windows computers. Pandora investors were apparently unswayed by it new competitor. The company’s stock rose 37 cents, or 2.5 percent, to close at $15.49 following the afternoon announcement.
Last Minute Father's Day Antics From Nienaber
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– Still bangin' your head for some cool show ideas for Father's Day? Perhaps Paige Nienaber, evil genius of CPR Promotions can offer a few ideas. Here's one from KDWB's Dave Ryan: Father Factor - Dave suggest getting five dads (plus kids) in the studio the Friday before Fathers Day. Ask them some kind of dad-related trivia question. The winner stays in the studio and the other four have to leave. The bit? They have to do something that it is traditional for parents to warn their kids never to do, to win. Like shove a pea way up their nose. They have 30 seconds to do it before they’re eliminated and the next dad comes in. Bad Dad Fashions - For Facebook, one of the stations plans to have listeners post photos of embarrassing dads fashions. Music Dad Hates - Done by Now in SFO where the imaging stated: “this weekend we are playing music your dad hates, giving away tickets to concerts that your dad really hates, from the station that your dad really, really hates." Give Your Dad The Finger - From CRS Morning Show Of The Year at ‘VOO in Tulsa, where last year they helped 98 dads get prostate exams. Have one you would like to share? MAIL IT HERE
Beck: What Would You Say If This Were Your Last Day?
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– Radio/TV/Publisher Glenn Beck estimates that he's said roughly 89 million words on the air since he began in 1979. He also startled readers by announcing he recently learned he has temporarily lost the ability the ability to speak. Doctors informed Beck that his vocal chords have been temporarily paralyzed. The effects will “come and go,” but thankfully it is a repairable condition, he explained. Responding to the situation, he did something out of the ordinary on yesterday's TV show, by wondering how many things he has said in the past that actually contained real meaning; how many of those words were used to lift people up instead of tear them down. Using only note cards and music, Beck delivered a moving and often emotional monologue without speaking a single word. He reflected on the man he once was and the man he is now, which he says are two very different people. He asked: “If today was the last day you had a voice, what would you say?” WATCH VIDEO HERE
State Fair To Host Cousin Brucie's 1st Annual Palisades Park Reunion
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– Perennial New York radio host Bruce Morrow will be hosting “Cousin Brucie’s First Annual Palisades Park Reunion” at State Fair Meadowlands on Saturday, June 22th. According to NJ Today, the event will include performances by several artists who entertained there in the '60s, including Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore, The Crests, Bobby Lewis, Randy & The Rainbows, Ronnie Spector and others. “Cousin Brucie brought some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll to Palisades Park in the ‘60s. “I have been waiting for this event to happen for several decades,” said Morrow. “Palisades Park was more than a Cousin Brucie showcase for the great artists of the day; it was literally an emotional experience for the tens of thousands of my listeners who attended these unforgettable shows. Great talent appeared with me at Palisades, many of whom made their debut on stage at these shows. Palisades Park will always be part of our cultural experience. Here we were happy, here we grew. So come on over!” Palisades Park, which operated from 1898 to 1971, was located on the edge of Bergen County overlooking Manhattan.
Kaye's List Continues To Grow; Bert's Klingshirn Looking For Hot Radio Guys, Too
THE MOUTH, JUNE 11TH, 2013 –– By the time you meet Mark Kaye at this year's Morning Show Boot Camp In Chicago in August, his wide smile may still be intact from the overwhelming number of entries to this year's Hottest Women In Radio competition. Here are a couple of more that you may wish to lend a hand: Elaina (left) one half of the Timmy & Elaina on WA1A 107.1 Melbourne, FL (formerly of Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw's "Scissor Sisters") and Frances (right) of 94.3 Palm Beach's "Penthouse Show. "This years winner will receive a pair of Golden Headphones by Beats by Dre studded with Swarovski crystals. Nominations will be closed on Friday, June 14th, 2013. The “Hottest Women in Radio 2013″ will be revealed on Friday, June 28th, 2013. The winner will be chosen based on a combination of reader nominations and judges votes. You may cast one vote per email address. CLICK HERE to nominate or to enter. And for any hunky guys feeling left out, don't forget to submit an entry in The Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn's second annual Hottest Guys In Radio competition. ENTER HERE
Cher To Perform On 'The Voice' [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
'Idol Has A New Producer - [FOX]
Dumb & Dumber 2 Dumped By WB - [THR]
HILARIOUS: Jennifer Aniston Roast Kimmel - [POPSUGAR]
Britany Spears Might Feature Sister, Jamie Lynn, On New Album - [ACE SHOWBIZ]
Johnny Depp Dresses As Captain Jack Sparrow While Visiting Sick Children - [THE INQUISITR]
UH OH: Chad Johnson Butt Slap In Courtroom Gets Him 30 Days In Jail - [ZAP 2 IT]
The New England Patriots Get Tebowed - [ESPN]
Nestle Takes Aim At Stylish Women With New Bottled Water - [JEZEBEL]
John Oliver Fills In For Jon Stewart - [THE ATLANTIC WIRE ]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'The Frozen Ground' With Nicolas Cage - [NEXT MOVIE]
Is Today The Day For Apple's Radio Launch?
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– Today's the day at the Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. With Apple now having reached deals with all three major music labels, it appears likely they'll unveil its free Internet radio service. Apple still has to work out deals with music publishers, Having already done so with Warner/Chappell, it all but assures the rest of the publishers will sign on soon. When Apple enters online radio, it will be difficult for companies like Spotify and Pandora to compete, said Laurence Isaac Balter, chief market strategist at Oracle Investment Research in a New York Times article. He said Apple will be at an advantage because it will have deeper control of the iPhone software and hardware, as well as more data about its own customers, than outside companies would, so that it can make smarter music recommendations for customers. Streaming music will also give customers a chance to listen to music they would otherwise never have heard before, and then perhaps buy the songs in iTunes, Mr. Balter said.
TV Host Calls Radio's Alex Jones An Idiot [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 10TH, 2013 –– Ever since the infamous Charlie Sheen, '2 And 1/2 Men' fiasco, the name Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist and syndicated radio host, began popping up more and more on national TV. You'll recall earlier this year when he got into a one-siding 15 minute shouting match with CNN's Piers Morgan while discussing gun control and The Sandy Hook school massacre. This past weekend, he went worldwide as he appeared across the pond on BBC's Sunday Politics with Alex Neil to discuss the recent meeting of Bilderberg group members. He told Neil that the creation of the euro was a "Nazi German plan", and that "Bilderberg is heavily involved in the EU plan" and "it is a Nazi plan", according to The Digital Spy. Guest David Aaronovitch, who has written on the subject, asked Jones If the group is so powerful why are you still alive?" Jones then claimed that he had received calls threatening to cut off his head off. Jones began to shout and Neil told him to "shut up" and that it was "not his own radio show". "I'm here to warn people. You keep telling me to shut up. This is isn't a game," shouted Jones, to which Neil said "You are the worst person I've ever interviewed." Then turning to the camera, Neil says "We have an idiot on the program." WATCH VIDEO
MOTION: Cumulus Appoints John Gallagher As VP/Market Manager For Toledo; Sarah Beebe Adds Celebrity News For Chio Show To Daily Duties
THE MOUTH, JUNE 10TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media has appointed John Gallagher as Vice President and Market Manager for the Toledo, Ohio station cluster. Matt Spaulding, the current Vice President and Market Manager in Toledo, will move to the same role at the Cumulus cluster in Ann Arbor, MI. Most recently, Gallagher was Vice President of Sales for Cumulus stations in Kansas City. A recognized radio industry veteran, Gallagher was previously the Director of Sales for ABC Radio’s WJR-AM in Detroit and also a Market Manager for radio station clusters in Chicago. “I am excited about this new opportunity as part of the Cumulus family and look forward to working with our employees, advertisers and listeners in Toledo and Monroe,” Gallagher said. –––––––––––––Sarah Beebe (shown), Morning Show Producer for 101.5 KGB's Bob & Coe Show along with weekends on Channel 933, will add one more duty to her ever growing resume: News & Celebrity News for Chio in the Mornings on 95.7 KISS FM. PHOTO/Paul Savage Photography
More Contestants Compete For Hottest Women In Radio List
THE MOUTH, JUNE 10TH, 2013 –– Jockline Daily is once again lending a hand to contestants in WAPE/Jacksonville's Mark Kaye's "Hottest Girls In Radio" list. Looks like his inbox is getting quite a workout, too. If you don't have someone from your station or cluster participating, perhaps you can lend a hand to some of these fine contestants. Here are a few more to consider: Above (L-R) Kris Daniels, Morning Host "Daniels and Diaz" WQNU/Louisville, - Lady La - 101.5 Jamz/Phoenix - Brittany 107.9 KMLE/Phoenix - and Cassiday Kiss/Charlotte - (Right) 94.5 the Buzz/Houston's Theresa and Falen (far right) of 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, co-host of The Dave Ryan Show. This years winner will receive a pair of Golden Headphones by Beats by Dre studded with Swarovski crystals. Nominations will be closed on Friday, June 14th, 2013. The “Hottest Women in Radio 2013″ will be revealed on Friday, June 28th, 2013. The winner will be chosen based on a combination of reader nominations and judges votes. You may cast one vote per email address. CLICK HERE to nominate ro to enter
Host Passes Out During Blood Donation Promotion [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 10TH, 2013 –– There's hardly a host alive who can't relate to Wally, of BSR Australia's Wally and Kel Show, who gave an on-air blood donation for a good cause, but apparently lack of sleep and a bad chair didn't go too well with the event. As part of a drive to encourage the local community to give blood to its Australian Red Cross Blood Service, he and his partner did a synchronized blood transfusion, however, during a commercial break, Wally become unresponsive and one of the nurses told staff that he had passed out for a short period of time. A fellow host back at the station said "The line went a little quiet during a commercial break. Fortunately, Wally awoke with about 20 seconds to go before the commercial break. Once to, he blamed "the chair and getting up a 4 o'clock in the morning." WATCH VIDEO
TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT? Slacker Radio Launches Trend Measuring Feature
Simon Cowell Egged By Former Show Contestant
THE MOUTH, JUNE 10TH, 2013 –– Leave it to a former Britain's Got Talent contestant who didn't make the cut to take aim at judge Simon Cowell--literally. Natalie Holt, a backup singer for the singing brothers Richard and Adam Johnson, rushed to center stage during their performance and began throwing eggs at Cowell. She was quickly overtaken by security. According to NME, she failed to make it past the bootcamp stage in 2012 so, apparently, decided to offer one last performance for the sometime caustic judge. She later released a statement saying: "I want to apologize to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance ... I basically took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry." The show was eventually won by an Hungarian shadow dance troupe and was watched by a peak audience of 13.1 million. Richard and Adam came third despite Holt's interruption. Amazingly, both singers continued singing as Holt pelted Cowell with eggs. And she apparently was a pretty good aim. Cowell is seen at the close of the video removing clothing. WATCH VIDEO
'Walking Dead's Shannon Richardson Arrested For Ricin Letters - [FOX NEWS]
UH OH: Erin Brockovich Busted For Boating While Intoxicated - [LAS VEGAS REVIEW]
Joan Rivers And Bristol Palin Swap Lives On Reality Series - [E]
Lily Collins Is Going To Be A Star - She's Got Glamour, Too - [GLAMOUR]
Olivia Mumm's Got Flare - [FLARE]
Adam Sandler & Chris Rock To Guest On Disney's 'Jesse' - [SEATTLE PI]
Chef Bobby Flay Cooks For Presidents In Rancho Mirage - [MY DESERT]
Christina Ricci To Play Lizzie Borden - [DEADLINE]
Bobby Rich Headed To Arizona's Hall Of Fame
THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2013 –– Arizona's iconic morning host, Bobby Rich, of The Bobby Rich Show on Mix 94.9/Phoenix, has been inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. En route, he was able to do something not many others have: make it on the first run: Art Brooks, president of the Arizona Broadcasters Association, said "It is very rare to be inducted following the initial nomination." With past stints in San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, Rich recently began his 20th anniversary year with the station having arrived there in 1993. His induction into the ABHOF will take place at its annual luncheon in Scottsdale on October 17. PHOTO/Mrs. Grant, Bobby Rich and Greg Curtis Wakefield.
LA TOYA JACKSON: "Paris Is Doing A Lot Better" [AUDIO]
KRBE's Roula & Ryan Trade Show Time For Funds To Help Families Of Firefighters Who Died In Tragic Fire
THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2013 ––– Tragic news out of Houston this week involved four firefighters who died when the roof collapsed on them in a 5 alarm motel fire and 13 others were critically injured. One lost both legs and the youngest firefighter was a 24 year old woman who JUST graduated from the Academy. It was only her 2nd fire. It has been titled the darkest day in the History of the Houston Fire Department. No sooner had the news broke before, Cumulus' KRBE's Roula And Ryan Show began taking bids in they they called "The World's Most Expensive Radio Segment" and we raised over $20,000!!!! People bid for time on a segment of our show. Roula tells Jockline Daily, "We took bids for 24 hours. People could call, text or email us with a legit bid to do a segment on our show and we donated all the money to the Houston Fire Department. PHOTO shown where nearly 30-40,000 attended.
Clear Channel Launches Largest Public Service Campaign in Company History To Help U.S. Military Vets Find Jobs
Delilah Dedicates Miley Cyrus Song To CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose
Charla Corn Competes For Hottest Women In Radio
THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2013 –– As Jockline posted yesterday, no sooner had WAPE/Jacksonville's Mark Kaye taken over popcrunch.com's annual "Hottest Girls In Radio" list, did radio website's coast to coast start popping up nominees. As the industry's unofficial go-to site for lending a hand in this CRITICAL voting, Jockline Daily features our second in a series of recommendations: Ladies and gentlemen, meet Charla Corn (shown) of 959 The Ranch, Ft. Worth. If you don't have someone from your station or cluster participating, perhaps you can lend a hand to this fellow peep. This years winner will receive a pair of Golden Headphones by Beats by Dre studded with Swarovski crystals. Nominations will be closed on Friday, June 14th, 2013. The “Hottest Women in Radio 2013″ will be revealed on Friday, June 28th, 2013. The winner will be chosen based on a combination of reader nominations and judges votes. You may cast one vote per email address. Judging by Charla's photograph, you can see they grow them... TALL in Texas. HERE'S WHERE YOU ENTERPHOTO/FB-Earthgirl Photography
STAR 94'S SCOTT LINDY: "We Don't Have Announcers, We Have Entertainers"
THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2013 ––Star 94 Atlanta has just posted a rare opportunity for the right afternoon host. PD Scott Lindy tells Jockline Daily: "Personality radio is what makes Star 94 special. We don't do shifts, we do "shows!" We don't have announcers, we have "entertainers." PPM is a measuring stick, not a recipe." He adds "This one will go fast." As for the the kind of host they're looking for, they seek personality oriented performers that understand the busy life of Star 94’s young mom target listener and can talk to her the way her friends do are going to love pitching this extremely rare career upgrade. Plus, mastery of PPM techniques that go beyond the basics (it’s not about how short you make the break) and your powers to truly cultivate a relationship with the listener. Other requirements include Min. 5 years’ experience in large or major market live broadcast radio; Broadcast automation systems, audio editing (Pro Tools or equivalent). And Min. 3 years’ experience in the use of website content management systems and social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter essential). To apply go to email@example.com Send your resume, three professional references, air-check, production samples, screen shots of social media content you’ve posted, and any other materials and ideas you can bring to the table that will continue to make Star 94 famous.
51 Years Ago: Beatles Make First Recording 'Love Me Do'
THE MOUTH, JUNE 7TH, 2013 –– Most people reading this were perhaps but a sparkle in your parent's eye when The Beatles made their first recording, Love Me Do. Ken Townsend, who assisted George Martin at this session on June 6, 1962, said in an interview at abbeyroad.com “They looked just like four peas in a pod and I could not tell one from the other for some while, except for Ringo when he took over from Pete Best on the 4th September session. As for the first song, he said in hindsight it was a toss-up between Love Me Do and Ask Me Why. What fascinated him was that none of the lyrics seemed to include words of more than four letters. Of interest, this session almost cut short. "After running through the songs, it was obvious we were getting distortion from the bass guitar. Norman Smith tried the usual remedy of reducing the level in the studio and cranking it up on the mixer, but to no avail. George Martin said if we could not find a solution, then he might have to abandon the session.
Dexter's KILLER Final Season - [EW]
Archie, Betty & Veronica Headed To The Big Screen - [DEADLINE]
SNOOKI: Amanda Bynes Should Do A Reality Show - [E]
Miley Cyrus' Brother Debuts As Model - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
William Shatner To Guest On "Hot In Cleveland" - [THE WASHINGTON POST]
Justin Bieber Buys Ticket To Go Into Space –– I'll Bet I Know What You're Thinking - [STARCRUSH]
Will Arnett To Join 'Simpson's' 25th Season Show - [TV LINE]
Nicole Ritchie Snaps Photo Of Dad Who Drops Kid On Floor To Take Shot Of Her - [GAWKER]
Check Out Diddy's New Dance Sensation - [RAP UP]
Famed Hollywood Actress, Swimming Champion, Ester Williams Passes Away At 91 - [NY TIMES]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Runner, Runner' With Justin Timberlake And Ben Affleck - [BUZZFEED]
TRAILERS WE LOVE - PT 2: 'The Family' With Robert De Niro & Michelle Pfeiffer - [FIRST SHOWING]
Mojo's Ryan Gosling Imposter Causes Hysteria In Detroit
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– So what happens when actor Ryan Gosling is in Detroit for his new film and Channel 955's Mojo In the Morning Show finds a guy who looks like his twin? Well, you get team member, Spike, to throw in a pair of sunglasses, a hoodie, fake camera crew, assistants, security guards and paparazzi and take a stroll downtown. The rest comes naturally. On today's show they're going to reveal how over 600 Detroiters were duped. The show claims social media, Instagram and Twitter, went wild with sightings of Ryan Gosling in town for his film "How to Catch a Monster." "Reportedly, there were lots of screaming girls, autographs, and police stopping traffic. According to mlive.com, Mojo will be revealing audio, video and hundreds of photos resulting from the gag during their Thursday show at 7:50 a.m. CHECK IT OUT HERE
Dead Nurse's Family Livid At Radio Group Over 'Top Jock' Award
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– Following this week's announcement that Michael Christian, one half of the radio show responsible for last December's royal hoax, had been given an award by his employer, the family of the nurse who took her own life after the prank has lashed out at Southern Cross Austereo. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, A spokesman for nurse Jacintha Saldanha's family says it's "ludicrous'' the DJ has been recognized. "The giving of this award to Michael Christian (shown above with former co-host, Mel Grieg) is distasteful and disgraceful so soon after the tragic death of Jacintha,'' British Labour MP Keith Vaz said in a statement yesterday. As Jockline Daily and major news outlets worldwide reported yesterday, Southern Cross Austereo named Christian "next top jock" and expressed being "THRILLED" to do so. Upon receiving the award, Christian said in a statement: "Regardless of all that's happened in the past few months, I'm still at the top of my game,'' he said in a statement. "It felt good to see my name at the top of the final leaderboard.''
'Pursuit Of Happiness' Radio Hosts Commit Joint Suicide
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– Co-hosts of a New York radio show 'The Pursuit of Happiness' committed suicide, according to The New York Daily News. Lynne Rosen and John Littig (shown) were found dead Monday in their Park Slope home. Rosen was a psychotherapist who co-hosted with motivational speaker John Littig. The couple committed suicide by putting plastic bags over their heads and inhaling helium. Police report they left behind two notes “We’re going to do this together,” wrote Littig. Rosen's note said she was sorry for doing this. Neighbors where they couple lived said they noticed a foul smell coming from their first-floor apartment earlier this week. They said after the door was kicked in, blood was found dripping down into the basement through their floor. Apparently they had been dead for more than a week. The couple aired a self-help radio show on WBAI-FM.
School Names Studios After Dick Clark; Home Of Radio Start
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– The Newhouse School will name its renovated studio facilities Dick Clark Studios in honor of legendary entertainer and alumnus Dick Clark ’51. The announcement was made yesterday by Clark’s widow, Kari Clark, at the school’s annual Mirror Awards ceremony on June 5. Clark was a 1951 alumnus of Syracuse University, which played an important role in shaping his life in radio and TV. He earned his degree from what is now the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He began his broadcasting career with radio station gigs in Central New York, working at WAER-FM as an SU student and at Utica’s WRUN radio, where his father, SU alumnus Richard A. Clark ’18, was the station manager. During his senior year at SU, he joined WOLF-AM in Syracuse. After returning to WRUN and then moving to a Utica television station, Clark’s star took off when he headed to Philadelphia to join WFIL-AM. The young DJ soon became host of “American Bandstand,” a WFIL-TV program that was eventually broadcast nationwide on ABC. Through the show, Clark helped introduce rock ’n’ roll to mainstream America. The Newhouse School is currently engaged in an $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2, one of the school’s three buildings, which was dedicated in 1974 by then CBS Chairman of the Board William S. Paley.
2013 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced; Barton F. Graf 9000 LLC Takes Best of Show
MOTION: Keith Hastings To Program Kiss/San Antonio; Pam Ciaburri Joins WPLR/New Haven's Chaz & AJ; Star 106.5/Sacramento Adds Tanner To Mornings
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 ––WCSX-FM/Detroit Program Director Keith Hastings is headed to San Antonio where he'll program KISS-FM. “KISS is one of the legendary rock brands in the nation and I’m excited to have one of the best rock programmers in Keith Hastings take the station to the next level,” said Dan Lawrie, CMG San Antonio VP and Market Manager. “Keith brings strong leadership, creativity and the ability to develop great talent; assets that will help grow The Billy Madison Show and the station as a whole.” Hastings has worked for some of the most iconic brands in several variations of the rock format. He spent 21 years in total as a Program Director for Saga Communications in markets including Boston and Springfield, Mass. and Milwaukee, Wis. Keith’s career as a rock programmer spans four decades with his most recent role as Program Director at Greater Media’s WCSX in Detroit. ––––––––– As longtime team member, Megan Doll, exits WPLR/New Haven's Chaz and AJ show, they welcome Pam Ciaburri, who has been working with the show over the last few months who will follow Doll. –––––––––––Entercom Sacramento announces that Tanner will now host mornings on Star 106.5. He arrives from Fort Myers where he was a morning host for Fox affiliate WFTX-TV. Prior stints included WMXQ-FM/Jacksonville, and WXSS-FM/Milwaukee. –––––––––––– Winnipeg’s NCI FM launches its new morning show featuring Alix Michaels and Ryan Schultz. Michaels, a Winnipeg native, previously worked at 92 CITI FM and does voice-over work on the side through She Voice Productions.
Live Urine Test Takes A Spill On Boomer & Carton Show [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– For those of you ever planning a live urine test, be forewarned: things could get nasty. In the wake of the latest major league baseball scandal involving possible suspensions, Craig Carton, of WFAN NY's Boomer and Carton Show, decided to conduct his own urine tests. This worked well until his producer "accidentally" spilled the p-cup desk (see encircled). Now some of you may say after watching this that it was a setup. Either way, it made for great radio comedy. WATCH VIDEO -- OR, LISTEN TO BETTER QUALITY AUDIO HERE
Graham Mack’s Top News From The UK
Will Smith Re-Makes Summertime For Capital Radio
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– Will Smith joined David Berry and Lisa Snowdon on the Capital FM Breakfast show to record a new version of Will’s classic hit ‘Summertime’ WATCH HERE.
BBC shelves plans for Chris Moyles radio comeback - Chris Moyels is not returning to the BBC. According to the Daily Mirror, talks about where to put him have failed. The newspaper says executives at BBC Radio 1, 2, and 5 Live are said to have gone “cold” on his return. Chris’s £1million ($1,532800) deal had been due to continue until the end of this year, but it is understood he is no longer being paid by the Beeb.
Radio 2 Announces Live In Hyde Park acts - All this week, BBC Radio 2 is announcing new names who will perform at the station’s annual outdoor live music event in London. Zoe Ball, who is covering breakfast for Chris Evans, has so far announced Simple Minds, Jack Johnson, Texas and Jamie Cullum. More acts will be announced each morning at 8:15 for the ticketed event. The event will see two stages this year – with a BBC Introducing stage along with the main stage. Coverage will be provided on BBC Television.
BBC Radio comes together for Glastonbury Music Festival - BBC Radio will play its part in the ‘all digital’ Glastonbury coverage offered by the BBC this year, with four radio stations offering content. There’ll be 59 hours of Glastonbury content across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and 6 Music, each playing a different role. Nick Grimshaw, Zane Lowe, B Traits, Target, Huw Stephens and David Rodigan will present for Radio 1 and 1 Xtra, which will bring younger music lovers Glastonbury at night and performances from major Radio 1 artists. Radio 2 will lead the portfolio, covering the main stages including the Pyramid Stage, with presenters Chris Evans, Jo Whiley and Dermot O’Leary. 6 Music will offer an alternative to the mainstream music with a particular focus on the Park Stage. Its coverage will be presented by Steve Lamacq, Stuart Maconie, and Lauren Laverne. The headline act at this year’s Glastonbury is The Rolling Stones.
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And Let The Nominating Begin
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– No sooner had WAPE/Jacksonville's Mark Kaye taken over popcrunch.com's annual "Hottest Girls In Radio" list, did radio website's coast to coast start popping up nominees. As the industry's unofficial go-to site for lending a hand in this critical voting, Jockline Daily features our first recommendation: Jackie Green (shown), night time host at WGRD/Grand Rapids. If you don't have someone from your station or cluster participating, perhaps you can lend a hand to this fellow peep. This years winner will receive a pair of Golden Headphones by Beats by Dre studded with Swarovski crystals. We're also guessing they'll pick up a number of 'likes" on their Facebook page, too. HERE'S WHERE YOU ENTERPHOTO:/FB-Green
Kristin Klingshirn Launches 2nd Annual "Hottest Men In Radio" Competition
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– For those radio hunks feeling left out with the last few year's "Hottest Women In Radio Competition," the Bert Show's Kristin Klingshirn comes to the rescue again. It's time again for her 2nd annual Hottest Men of Radio! The Hottest Men of Radio awards which she says was only fair these dashing men will get their special recognition. Like last year there is absolutely no nomination system whatsoever. Kristin says We were very biased – we didn’t care if you had done good work in your community or had won any awards of significance. We just wanted to find 50 fine pieces of a**. " This year, things are going to go down a little differently. Nominate your hottest radio gent below, and check out last year’s 50 Hottest Men of Radio! (Shown above is last year's top 5 finalist, Houston Alexander, 106.9 Omaha.) ENTER HERE
Premiere Networks Launch 'Evolution' With Pete Tong
THE MOUTH, JUNE 6TH, 2013 –– Premiere Networks announced the launch of Evolution with Pete Tong (shown). Evolution with Pete Tong is a one-hour, weekly program featuring the iconic British DJ behind BBC Radio 1’s renowned Pete Tong Show and the Essential Mix radio show, and host of All Gone Pete Tong, which can be heard daily on Evolution 101.7 and 93.5, as well as iHeartRadio’s Evolution channel. Each week on Evolution with Pete Tong, host Tong showcases the best music from the biggest DJs and dance music producers in the world. He'll also count down a weekly chart of the USA’s favorite dance tracks, presents his essential new tune of the week, and features guest mixes from EDM’s biggest stars. Launched nationwide the week of May 13, Evolution with Pete Tong is available for air Tuesday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to midnight local time. “It’s been amazing to see how America has embraced Evolution on iHeart, and on FM in Miami and Boston,” stated Tong. “By partnering with Premiere to develop Evolution with Pete Tong, we will be giving more terrestrial stations a great entry point for broadcasting EDM content on-air, and a platform to break and showcase more Electronic Music across America.”
Underwood & Lambert Win Big At CMT [CAMBIO]
OMG! Did You Hear This 10-Year Old Sing On AGT? - [NBC]
Debbie Rowe Talks To ET About Paris' Suicide Attempt - [ET]
Colbert Report To Air One-Hour Paul McCartney Special - [INQUISITR]
John Travolta Crashes Wedding In Georgia - [NY DAILY NEWS]
UH OH: Bobbi Kristina Leaves Neighbors Snarky Notes After Getting Booted From Home - [DAILY MAIL]
Nicki Minaj Now In The Wine Business - [HIP HOP N MORE]
Pippa Middleton Lands Writing Gig - [NY POST]
Adam Carolla Sued Again By Friend
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– A longtime friend and former partner of Adam Carolla who previously sued the popular podcaster is now taking legal action again, this time over photos. Reuters reports that Donny Misraje is suing Carolla over a couple of photos included in his memoir “Not Taco Bell Material,” which he says he took back in the 80's and claims they were reprinted without his permission or consent. In his suit he's asking Crown Publishing for compensation of books sold thus far, plus compensatory and punitive damages as a result of copyright infringement. He also wants all unsold copies of the memoir be destroyed. Misraje previous suit In January claimed Carolla encouraged Corolla to leave his job and partner with him on his podcast. He claimed that despite the podcast' success, (Misraje) was never compensated. .Carolla's podcast is recognized by Guinness as the most downloaded podcast in the world. Carolla and Misraje have been friends for over 30 years.
Royal Hoax Host Awarded "Next Top Jock" Honor By Radio Group
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– In a rather bizarre move, Michael Christian, of of the two host embroiled in last years tragic phone prank that resulted at the death of a nurse, has now won a national award as his company's "next top jock." Yesterday he was given the award by his bosses at Southern Cross Austereo. In a statement, Southern Cross Austereo said it was "thrilled" to crown Christian – who moved into Melbourne's Fox FM mornings after being suspended in the wake of the prank. He was joined with the honor by Sydney 2Day FM mornings host Ellie Mobbs. According to The Age, this morning, federal Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, criticized the award, saying that it was not appropriate - particularly so soon after the nurse's death. He told a Melbourne radio station ‘There were some very serious consequences of what was a prank and to be seen to be rewarding people so soon after such an event, I think, is just in bad taste.’’ As you'll recall, last December, Mel Greig and Christian phoned the King Edward VII hospital in London and impersonated the Queen and Prince Charles in a bid to find out more about Kate Middleton's pregnancy. Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who took the call, committed suicide days later. With the award, Christian won a trip to Los Angeles to visit radio studios.
Country Aircheck's Lon Helton To Host Special Country Forum At MSBC 25 In Chicago
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– There's no doubt about it. Country radio is ridin' high. Not only as a format, but it's quickly become an opportunity-mecca for top personalities of all formats. At this year's special 25th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp, it's pleased to be joined by Country Aircheck's Lon Helton (shown) to moderate and showcase a special panel of some of country radios' most distinguished stars who arrived by way of other formats. They'll share their top takeaways from crossing over and what it takes to be a successful morning host. MSBC host, Don Anthony, says "I couldn't imagine a more perfect person to moderate this session than Lon. From his hugely popular countdown show to his distinguished radio career, we're truly THRILLED to have him team with us for this year's event." Helton added: Country Aircheck is proud to partner with the 25th annual Morning Show Boot Camp for this session featuring some of radio's top talent. With Country as hot as ever and many personalities coming over from other formats, this is the perfect time for this high-level discussion." Look for a star-studded panel to be announced soon.
EXECUTIVE ACTION: Dial Global Promotes Charles Steinhauer To COO; Steve Sklenar And Kevin Crespo Join Cumulus San Francisco
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– Dial Global has announced the promotion of Charles Steinhauer (shown) to Chief Operations Officer. Steinhauer was most recently Dial Global’s President of Operations, where he managed all sales support divisions for Dial Global. He began his career as an Account Executive with Venture Direct Worldwide, a business-to- business direct marketing firm. In 1997, he took a position as research analyst at Winstar Global Media, which eventually merged with Dial Communications to form Dial Global. In 2005, while working as the Senior Vice President of Operations, Steinhauer was instrumental in launching Dial Global’s first RADAR rated network, the first by an independent network firm. In 2007 he was promoted to Executive Vice President and also elected to Chair of the Network Radio Research Council (NRRC). –––––––– Cumulus Media has announced two key appointments for its San Francisco cluster. Steve Sklenar will join Cumulus as Market Manager and Kevin Crespo will join as National/Regional Sales Manager. Sklenar will oversee station operations for Cumulus stations in the San Francisco market: KFOG Radio, KFFG 97.7, 107.7 The Bone, KNBR The Sports Leader, KTCT The Ticket 1050, Hot Talk KSFO 560 and KGO Newstalk 810. A seasoned radio broadcasting professional, Sklenar most recently served as Assistant Vice President and Director of Sales at Lincoln Financial Radio in San Diego. Crespo will help to develop national and regional advertising sales for the cluster. Crespo is a radio sales veteran who most recently served as National Sales Manager at Lincoln Financial Radio. Prior to that, Crepo served as General Sales Manager for Finest City Broadcasting in San Diego. Earlier in his career, Crespo held sales management positions in Washington, D.C. for Colfax and CBS.
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MOTION: Former 'Voice' Finalist Lands At Radio 94.7 Sacramento; Erica Cobb To Co-Host Mornings At KWOF
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– Lindsey Pavao (left), a semi-finalist on the second season of NBC’s reality show “The Voice" has landed a radio gig at KKDO 94.7 FM, aka Radio 94.7. She'll also oversee the station’s social media presence. “I’ve always been fascinated with the thought of working in radio and was already a fan of Radio 94.7,” Pavao said in a release. She's also said to be releasing a new CD called 'The Symptom.' –––––––––– KWOF/Denver's Jonathan Wilde show has added Erica Cobb (right) as his co-host at the Wilks outlet. ––––––––– Meanwhile at crosstown KYGO/Denver, Jackson, one half of the Ryno & Jackson show, has reportedly exited following six month stint. The team followed Kelly Ford after 20 year stint who since landed in middays at Nash FM New York
Hottest Women In Radio List Returns With Assist From The Big Apes' Mark Kaye
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– Since 2009 popcrunch.com have been honoring our industry's finest by posting its annual list of “The Hottest Women of Radio.” Jockline Daily has taken pride in supporting this endeavor by posting several of its nominees for our readers support and viewing pleasure. Surprisingly, the list was discontinued this year, but there to quickly take the reigns was none other than our bud, Mark Kaye, one third of the The Big Ape's Morning Mess on WAPE/Jacksonville. Now known as "The Kaye List" they'll take over the time-honored tradition with this years winner receiving a pair of Golden Headphones by Beats by Dre studded with Swarovski crystals. Ready to enter or nominate someone? CLICK HERE TO ENTER
JACOB'S STUDY: Mainstream Rockers Value Personalities Ahead Of Music On Broadcast Radio
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– In Jacobs Media’s latest technology study of core radio listeners of Rock Radio formats, Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs, “Each of the rock oriented formats has its distinct digital footprint. Programmers and managers need to understand that while they all enjoy rock music of one type of another, that’s often where their media similarities end.” Here are some key takeaways by format: Alternative fans – distracted and engaged: They listen to less radio and place high values on music discovery. These listeners are the youngest of the four formats, very social and mobile, consuming media content whenever and wherever they go. While vulnerable to pure-plays like Pandora and Spotify, they are especially likely to download radio-centric mobile apps. If you connect with these listeners, they’re most apt to share the digital content they love, so there’s tremendous potential. And while they’re frequent Facebook users, they are also moving to Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. As for mainstream rockers – personality matters: Of all the music formats represented in Techsurvey9, these fans say that DJs now outweigh music in their consumption and enjoyment of broadcast radio. Triple A fans – the “hopelessly hip” audience: While they love music – music discovery is their primary driver – their overall listenership to broadcast radio is on the low side. Even Triple A fans who listen to Pandora are especially critical of that service’s lack of music discovery. Unabashed Apple fans, Triple A listeners are above average for both smartphone and tablet ownership. But they also profile as the least social compared to fans of the other three rock-centric formats. READ MORE HERE
Amanda Bynes Turns Down Daily Radio Show
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– Knowing full well your day wouldn't be complete without another Amanda Bynes story, here's one that may hit a little closer to home. According to tvnz.co.nz, The 27-year-old actress was offered a full-time job by Playboy radio and despite her interest, she passed on the offer to focus on a new album. As you may have read, the troubled star was allegedly kicked out of her apartment in New York after being charged with attempted evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession. She also made the news recently after undergoing her second nose job and planning a third. Oh yeah, she also wants to be a rapper. She wrote on Twitter: "Look forward to seeing me in music videos! I'm getting in shape and getting a nose job! I'm looking forward to a long and wonderful career as a singer/rapper! (sic)."
CONDOLENCES: 93.7/The Dawg's Chuck Black Passes Away During Vacation
THE MOUTH, JUNE 5TH, 2013 –– Popular Ashville, KY morning host, Chuck Black, of 93.7 the Dawg died Tuesday afternoon while on vacation, according to a news release from the station. In a station release, Mike Kirtner of Kindred Communications said "Tri-State radio has lost a dear friend," Kirtner said. "Chuck is truly what radio is meant to be. Through the years he had worked with numerous individuals to further their careers. Most recently, he had introduced us to Julie Reeves …The two of them had worked together for less than two months and had already created an enormous morning show following." During his career Black had the honor of retaining the highest morning show ratings in the history of Tri-State radio. He was 56. According to The Daily Independent, Julie Reeves, who was Black’s morning show co-host on 93.7 The Dawg, said the show will go on today from 6 to 9 a.m., with programming dedicated to his memory. Kindred said the station will also honor Black throughout the day by playing the song “Go Rest High Upon That Mountain,” once each hour. career.
Feuding CBS Philly TV Reporters Goes Viral [NY DAILY NEWS]
Woman Landed On By Miguel After Jump Fail Now Claims Possible Brain Damage - [RAP UP]
UH OH: Model Luo Zilin Sacked After Messin' Around With Naomi Campbell's Ex - [DAILY MAIL]
Alyssa Milano To Host 3rd 'Project Runway' All-Stars - [THR]
Channing Tatum Talks Fatherhood In Vanity Fair - [VANITY FAIR]
BUT OF COURSE: Kimmy Wants To Eat Placenta After Birth To Stay Young - [NY DAILY NEWS]
Katy Perry & John Mayer Together Again? - [THE SUN]
Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Preggers With First Child - [ACCESS HOLLYWOOD]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Hot Flashes' With Brooke Shields - [RED CARPET]
Peter Boyles Out Following Scuffle With Producer
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– Following a heated physical exchange with his longtime producer back on May 23rd, KHOW/Denver's Peter Boyles has now been officially released by the station. In an email statement , PD Dan Mandis wrote: "Peter Boyles is no longer with the company ... The KHOW morning show will continue to provide quality news talk programming and serve our loyal listeners." No further info was provided. information. When reached by Channel 9 News/Denver, Boyles made no comment either. As reported back in May, coworkers of Boyle observed red marks on producer Greg Hollenback's neck following an argument that morning during his show. Hollenback known on-air as the "Sheik of Cherry Creek," have worked together for nearly two decades. The sources wished to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak on the matter. Jon Caldera (right)has been the main fill-in on Boyles' show radio since the incident. Mandis said the show will now feature various fill-in hosts going forward.
MOTION: Bender To Program WILV/Chicago; Frosty Stillwell Moves To 910 Talk San Francisco; KNX/LA Adds Megan Goldsby To Lineup
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– Chicago’s REWIND, 100.3, has named veteran programmer Marty Bender Program Director. Bender replaces Barry James, who retired from radio last month after 20 years with the Chicago properties. Bender is best known for his two decades of work in Indianapolis at WFBQ and the ‘Bob and Tom’ syndicated morning show. Bender’s resume also includes the impressive call letters of WWWM Cleveland, WSKS Cincinnati, WRIF Detroit and VP of Operations for Premiere Radio Networks. –––––––––– CCME San Francisco announced that talk host, Frosty Stillwell, will now host from 12-3:00 p.m. PST on Talk 910 KKSF-AM, effective Tuesday, June 4. Stillwell’s background includes many successful years at KLSX/LA, KYSR and frequent fill in at KFI. Stillwell will continue co-hosting the Sandy & Frosty Morning Show on KIOI Star 101.3 with Sandy Stec until his replacement is named. –––––––––– Former KFBK, Sacramento, news anchor/reporter Megan Goldsby (right) is making her debut on KNX in Los Angeles this week. Goldsby came to KFBK from KCBS in San Francisco where she edited and wrote the news, along with reporting on Bay Area traffic. She has worked at CNN and as a reporter at KVON in Napa after graduating with honors in the broadcasting department of San Francisco State University. –––––––––– Coinciding the arrival of new GM Jimmy de Castro, Bill White is reportedly out as program director of WGN Radio. According to Robert Feder, Mitch Rosen of the Score is said to be the top pick to follow.
Ramone's Radio Ad Campaign Launched To Lure Visitors Back To Shorefront Hit By Hurricane Sandy
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– Legendary punk rockers, The Ramone's 'Rockaway Beach" hit has been licensed through Sept. 1 and will run on WFAN, WINS and WCBS/New York. According to The New York Daily News, although many of 400 businesses affected by the storm are just now returning ,the boardwalk's beach will be ready and waiting for visitors. And with the help of the Ramone's song, they'll return in large numbers. "I don't surf, but I love the Ramones and the Rockaways," said Seth Bornstein, executive director of the development corporation. Joey Ramone said "When I hear these ads, I get excited for the sand and look forward to spending time with family and friends at the seaside restaurants."
60th Annual WHAS Crusade For Children Tops $6 Million
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– The annual telethon for special needs kids is coordinated between WHAS-TV (Belo) and WHAS-AM (Clear Channel) just completed the 60th WHAS Crusade for Children. Firefighters set up roadblocks (and go door-to-door in) to collect money in fireman's boots. Firefighter collections make up more than half of the total. Local churches, businesses, and civic groups raise the rest of the money. The cumulative total for 60 years is now at $154 million. The only prior year to reach the $6 million mark was at the 50th anniversary Crusade for Children in 2003. Note...the only on air personality to work every single WHAS Crusade for Children is Milton Metz (pictured below), who came to WHAS in 1950 as a radio talk show host. He also delivered television weather forecasts, co-hosted a morning TV magazine show ("Omelet"), and played the villain Snoopy McSneer on the kid's show T-Bar-V on WHAS-TV. PHOTO/Michael Dossett, The Courier-Journal
Mariah Carey Makes Surprise Visit To Hot 97's Summer Jam
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– Mariah Carey completely surprised fans at the Hot 97’s Summer Jam as she walked on stage during Miguel's performance on Sunday. As the crowd responded, she shouted back:
No Hype, IRS Commissioner Is Howard Stern Fan
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– It appears the king of all media, Howard Stern, has an unlikely fan with that of commissioner, Daniel Werfel (right) whom apparently loves not only Stern, but pretty much everyone who works with him, as well. According to Werfel's Twitter account, he follows only 51 people and has sent out only one tweet, "follows Howard Stern and the Stern Show." According to The Daily Caller, he also follows Stern’s wife, Beth Ostrosky Stern, and Jon Leiberman, a reporter for “The Howard Stern Show” and Stern’s “Howard 100 News.” The Twitter account @diw1971 (D Werfel) doesn't include his photo, but it follows and is followed by Werfel’s wife Beth, who is listed as living in Arlington, along with several other apparent family members. In addition also to Sports Radio, Werfel also follows the Canadian band, Rush.
Is June 10th The Launch Date For Apple Radio?
THE MOUTH, JUNE 4TH, 2013 –– The long-rumored Apple "internet radio" appears ready to go. Apple signed a licensing deal over the weekend with Warner Music Group for the rights to its recorded music and music publishing. Apple is reportedly giving Warner Music Group's publishing arm 10% of ad revenue—more than double what Internet radio giant Pandora pays major music publishers according to thedrum.com The rumor is that the service will be announced at Apple's annual developers conference, which begins on June 10 in San Francisco. Apple has already signed a deal with Universal Music Group, but there's no deal yet with Sony.
Conan O'Brien To Guest Star On 'Family Guy'[EW]
Michael Douglas Rep' Now Denies Throat Cancer Caused By Oral (S)ex - [POPLINE]
Tyler, The Creator, Takes Rap For The Bieb's Reckless Driving - [VIBE]
'Glee's Charice Pempengco Comes Out - [PEOPLE]
3 Discovery Channel Storm Chasers Among Those Killed OK Tornadoes - [POP CRUNCH]
Kimmy And Kanye Announce Gender Of Baby - [BILLBOARD]
REPORT: Deadline's Jay Penske Fires Founder, Nikki Finke - [THE WRAP]
Penelope Cruz Becomes Oldest Ever Bond Girl - [UK MOVIES]
Serena Williams Covers Essence - [ESSENCE]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' - [HERO COMPLEX]
mage Credit: Joe Pugliese; FOX
WEATHERMAN: "Get In An Underground Shelter Or Die"
THE MOUTH, JUNE 3RD, 2013 –– Longtime KATT/Oklahoma City morning host, Rick Walker, tells Jockline Daily "Growing up in Oklahoma and living most of my life here, I can honestly say I don't remember ever hearing a weatherman say, "Get in an underground shelter or die." This was his take on Oklahoma's second deadly tornado in as many weeks. "The monstrous tornadoes you've seen on TV over an last 11 days are more vivid, bigger, louder and more chilling in person. The destruction is shocking when you see it first hand. Hosting a morning show in Oklahoma City for decades, my co-hosts and I have discovered just how truly resilient our people can be. Yes, we consider our people as family. It's not really an option. If you're involved in this community, you're family. This community has faced its share of tragedies over the past 20 years and during those times we've learned some valuable lessons about how to quickly shift gears on the air. It boils down to riding the wave and mirroring what our people are experiencing. The emotional highs and lows across our town eventually subside and shift into a numbness. Yet the survivors and rescue teams forge ahead. Sounds cliche, but it really is true that when our people hurt, we hurt. We know them. We're all threads in the same shredded Oklahoma fabric.
This wasn't Oklahoma's first or second experience with disaster, says Walker. "This community became closer after 1995 when the Murrah Federal Building exploded and since then we've become smarter, stronger and even more resilient. Our listeners know that we'll make our very best effort to keep each others' chins up, to share and give all that we can until last person in our ravaged community has rebuilt and healed...no matter how long it takes. After all, this is my town...my family. Rick Walker is co-host of "The Rick & Brad Morning Show" Rock 100.5 "The KATT Oklahoma City. PHOTOS/Rick Walker
Beck's Mercury One Donates $720k To Tornado Victims
THE MOUTH, JUNE 3RD, 2013 –– Syndicated Radio & TV Host, Glenn Beck gave Joe Kerry, the head of Glenn Beck’s nonprofit organization Mercury One, eight checks for victims of the May tornadoes. According to The Norman Transcript, the money was collected after Glenn Beck asked audience members to contribute and help raise funds for families impacted by the disaster. Kerry gave a $250,000 donation to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office after hearing about the need for a better mobile command center to aide with the next disaster. Earlier, Kerry had made a $350,000 donation on behalf of Mercury One to Shelter Oklahoma Schools, a group founded by several state representatives and local businesses.
WZYP Huntsville Teams With Cumulus Huntsville Cluster And TV For Tornado Relief
THE MOUTH, JUNE 3RD, 2013 –– Longtime CHR WZYP Huntsville partnered with all of its Cumulus-Huntsville stations and “The Valley’s CW” WHDF-TV to create “Alabama In Action,” a relief drive to assist the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Cumulus Op's Mgr, Steve Smith tells Jockline Daily "We teamed up with The American Red Cross and Lifesouth Blood Center in the parking lot of Virginia College for a one day drive to collect contributions, bottled water and supplies, along with blood donations. Over $2,600 was raised during the day for the Red Cross…. along with enough supplies to pack 3 trucks! We loaded up all of the donated water and supplies into three trucks and left for Oklahoma this past Tuesday morning. WZYP Morning host Mojo led the convoy and broadcast his show live from the devastated areas on Wednesday and Thursday as they distributed the relief items. Mojo is shown left paying his respects in front of Plaza Towers Elementary… along with a quote from him that we posted on our WZYP Facebook page.
Washington D.C. Legend Donnie Simpson Planning For Radio Return
THE MOUTH, JUNE 3RD, 2013 –– Broadcast icon Donnie Simpson taps Ed Pearson, owner of talent and program development company Esome Media Group and president of Doug Banks Media, to lead that charge. Simpson says, “I consulted with my management team, looked at the landscape and after careful deliberation, decided Ed was the right person to partner with. He knows radio and he’s a friend. I’m confident that Ed will deliver something really kool.” “Donnie brings tremendous value to the radio and entertainment industries because he’s a proven ratings winner with a timeless brand,” says Pearson. “I look forward to planning his return to radio and finding the right partners to do that with.” Simpson started his radio career at WJLB in Detroit when he was 15 years old. After eight years on Detroit airwaves, he moved to Washington, D.C. to host the morning show and serve as program director at WKYS-FM. In 1993, he accepted a disc jockey position at WPGC-FM. Simultaneously, Simpson’s television took off in the early ‘80s when he was the backup sports anchor for George Michael on NBC’s WRC-TV in D.C. This led to his 14 years at BET, where he started as one of the nation’s first video jockeys hosting the hit show Video Soul.
Craig Carton Debuts 'Loud Mouth' And Hits CBS Trifecta [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, JUNE 3RD, 2013 –– Perhaps CBS Radio Chief, Dan Mason, said it best in a Facebook post, writing: "This is why CBS is radio heaven. Craig does his morning show on WFAN owned by CBS..writes a book published by Simon and Schuster owned by CBS and then gets to promote his book on The CBS Television Network---life is good for a radio guy!" He's referring to Craig Carton, one half of WFAN/New York's Boomer (Esiason) & Carton Show. Now, in addition to radio host, he now adds 'Author' to his resume with the tomorrow's release of 'Loudmouth: Tales (and Fantasies) of Sports, (s)ex, and Salvation from Behind the Microphone [Kindle Edition]. As the description goes, In 1991 Carton drove a crappy 1980 Buick to Buffalo, New York, to interview for a job at WGR radio. The station manager who hired him was the first to recognize his considerable on-air talent, and helped start what has become a legendary radio career. In 2007 he joined WFAN. In his book, Carton defends his longtime love affair with the Jets and reminisces about the shenanigans of some of the highest paid and most celebrated athletes playing today. As a sidebar, while Jockline Daily loves seeing its radio peeps on the tube, we want to remind our friends in other media that the term Shock Jock (see above frame) has long been retired and applies today, at best, to maybe a handful of hosts. Okay, we feel better now. WATCH VIDEO
Former Indiana Pacer Darren Collison Says Flopping Is A Strategy In NBA [AUDIO]
MOTION: Artie Arrives At V101.9 Charlotte; Rob Poulin Takes Mornings At Live 95.9; Armstrong & Getty Take Over Mornings At 760 KFMB
THE MOUTH, JUNE 3RD, 2013 –– Charlotte’s Best Variety of Hits and Oldies WBAV announces new show Artie in the Afternoon will premiere today from 3p-7p on V101.9. Artie has been with CBS Radio’s sister station WPEG (Power 98) since 1992 where she started off doing Nights (6p-10p) and then found her home in the Midday (10a-2p). Artie broke ratings record after record for many years and continues to consistently be a top ratings leader in the market. ––––– Live 95.9/Pittsfield, MA, adds Rob Poulin to mornings. Most recently, Poulin worked in Minneapolis. ––––––– Beginning today, Armstrong & Getty make their syndicated debut on The AM-760 KFMB. Along with their arrival, Mike Slater moves to 9am-noon; Glenn Beck goes to evenings where he'll air from 6pm-9pm and Mark Levin heads to 9pm-midnight slot.
'Healing In The Heartland' Benefit Draws 8.6 Million Viewers
Over $3 Million Raised; Cumulus Stations Deliver More Than $4 Million And Counting For United Way
THE MOUTH, JUNE 3RD, 2013 –– Nice to see that NBC's “Healing in Heartland” averaged 8.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen overnights, the most-watched program of the evening. It also averaged a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, second only to Fox’s “MasterChef,” which lifted the network to an easy victory, according to medialife.com More importantly, “Heartland” raised more than $3 million for relief efforts. Meanwhile, as United Way continues to tally contributions from last week's full day of fundraising by all of Cumulus stations, the last count showed a total of more than $4 million. Jockline Daily will post the final result as it is received.
J-Lo Says She Was Asked To Wear Outfit [MIRROR]
Hollywood Remembers 'All In The Family's' Jean Stapleton - [E]
Michael Douglas Blames Oral (S)ex For Throat Cancer - [JEZEBEL]
Margaritaville Coming To Hollywood Beach? - [MIAMI HERALD]
Jeff Probst Talks About Date With Katie Couric - [MOVIE NEWS GUIDE]
'True Blood's' Anna Paquin Covers Manhattan - [INRUMOR]
Star Jones Pleads With Witnesses To Come Forward In Death Of Friend's Sister - [NY DAILY NEWS]
Songwriter, Producer, David Foster, Honored On Walk of Fame - [VANCOUVER SUN]
Steven Seagal Pledges To Fight Terrorism - [TIMES OF INDIA]
Matt Smith Leaving 'Dr. Who' - [BBC]
Petition To Fire NJ 101.5 Hosts Over Alleged Comments Grows
THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2013 –– A petition to have NJ 101.5 radio morning hosts Dennis Malloy, Judi Franco (shown) and nightimer Ray Rossi fired following alleged comments last week regarding animal abuse, continues to grow. According newjerseynewsroom.com, as of yesterday, change.org had garnered over 7,500 signatures. Quoting allaccess.com, Malloy, Franco, and Rossi were accused of "insensitivity toward Sammy’s problems by animal rights activists. New Jersey 101.5 said the three were trying to have a debate on their programs over whether the abuse of animals should be treated with the same gravity as human abuse." Added attention was fueled by a tweet exchange between Franco and @JLNunyabusiness which stated "R U not aware that animals feel pain, fear, emotion just like us? Would U like 2B concreted in your own urine & feces? Starved?" Franco, using the Twitter handle @judifranco, replied stating, “actually they don't. But thanks for listening!! "The tweet and Franco’s account have since been deleted. In 101.5's statement they wrote: . “Unfortunately, some of the online commentary regarding the discussions which transpired on these programs has become dislocated from the facts,” the statement said. “New Jersey 101.5 and its employees do not condone or make light of animal abuse. Animal abuse is a vile phenomenon and perpetrators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. There is no place for animal abuse in civilized society.” Malloy added “We do not in any way shape or form support animal cruelty.” Franco: “It’s unsettling that people are cruel and that there are people who are disgusting, heartless people who will do horrible things to animals." CLICK HERE FOR FULL STATEMENT
UH OH: Miguel's Infamous Jump Fail Could Now Lead To Legal Hurdle
THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2013 –– Who can ever forget Miguel's infamous jump fail during the recent Billboard Music Awards? The one which fell short of his destination and landed instead on the head of an audience member, Khyati Shah (shown in highlighted circle at right). Now it appears that Shah, who was shown later getting consoled by Miguel (below) while wearing an ice-pack on her arm, hasn't forgotten the occasion either and her attorney, Vip Bhola, tells E! News that a decision will be made soon on whether to file a lawsuit against Miguel pending Khyati's most recent medical results. He noted that the fan has been experiencing "difficulties" and as a result "We will determine (that) after we have feedback from medical providers," Bhola told E! News. He did mention that he'll leave open the possibility of a settlement.
BBC Host Yanked For Drunken Rant, Returning To Show Following On-Air Apology [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2013 –– Highly popular BBC host, Paula White (shown) appears to have won the backing of her BBC bosses who confirmed she will return to Radio Stoke 'in the near future following an apology. Appearing on a morning show yesterday, she said: "After six-and-a-half years it was a terrible error of judgment to go on air that day." On her May 11th show, she slurred: "It's a P-A-R-T-Y because I ssssaid soooo." She added: "If you want a song, let's have a party, party, party. Last day with Paula." A listener texted the show saying she sounded drunk. Paula replied: "I'm not drunk. I've had a couple of drinks, but I'm not drunk." During her apology yesterday Ms White added: "The past few months have been difficult and if you're a regular to my show, you'll know I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve but that day, in hindsight, I should not have sat down to do the show." As Jockline Daily reported earlier this month, fellow host, Denholm Siergertz, who quickly took over for White that morning, told listeners: "Paula's gone home. She's not feeling quite herself today. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
TuneIn Raises $25 Million To Keep Streaming
"The Likes Of Spotify and Pandora Are Giving Traditional Radio A Shot In The Arm" - TuneIn's John Donham
THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2013 –– TuneIn chief executive John Donham has raised $25 million in new funding as its website and apps reports passing 1 billion listening hours for the first four months of 2013. According to The Guardian, its service has more than 40 million monthly, active users. "It's been very entertaining to go out to these top-tier investors and talk about what radio's going to look like over the next five or ten years," says chief executive John Donham. "They get just as excited about it as everyone else we talk to." But are streaming services like Spotify and Pandora killing traditional radio? "Of course not. Partly because radio is about more than just music, news, sports, comedy and other kinds of programs," says Donham. He adds, "There's still something very powerful and appealing about a real person talking to you and playing your music." Donham's pitch for TuneIn, which makes sense, is that the same technological trends that are driving the growth of the likes of Spotify and Pandora are also giving traditional radio a shot in the arm. "More and more smartphones are being sold every year, and TuneIn reaches those new customers every day as the number of devices in use goes up," he says. "Mobile and cars are our two fastest growing platforms. We now have 2m monthly active in-vehicle listeners, in the latter case."
Etheridge Earns Gracie Award for Outstanding Talk Show
THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2013 –– The Melissa Etheridge Radio Show has won the Gracie Award for Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment/Information category. Two-time Grammy-winning rock star, Oscar winner, and syndicated radio personality Melissa Etheridge accepted her award from friend, “Scandal” star Dan Bucatinsky, at the annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Presented each year by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the Gracies honor programming that is created by women, for women and about women, and recognizes individuals who have made valuable contributions to the industry. Melissa Etheridge said: “I have won Grammys and an Oscar, but there is something especially meaningful about being recognized with a Gracie. I love radio, and it’s important to me to bring the voices of women to our audiences.." Dave “Chachi” Denes, President, Benztown Radio Networks, said: “Melissa is a natural storyteller and gifted radio talent with a unique ability to connect in a personal way with listeners, many of them women. Her show is warm and real, and integrates Melissa’s love of music into the show in a fresh and organic way. People are responding, and for good reason. It’s a great show and it’s fun to listen to.”
Margaritaville Channel Raises Funds With "Boston Strong" Charity Concert
THE MOUTH, MAY 31ST, 2013 –– /PRNewswire –– Last night, Sirius XM Radio aired "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration," the concert to help the people most affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, on Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville channel.) "Boston Strong: It aired last night on Radio Margaritaville, via satellite. It included performances by Jimmy Buffett, Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Extreme, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, James Taylor and Dropkick Murphys. Net ticket proceeds of this historic concert will benefit The One Fund Boston, which was set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that unfolded on April 15.
Jim Apfelbaum's 'That's Golf' Celebrates 16 Years On The Zone
UH OH: Are AGT's New Judges Pulling An Idol? - [EXAMINER]
Last Remaining Bee Gee To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award - [NEWS.SKY]
Amanda Bynes To Perez Hilton: “@perezhilton no one wants to s**k your d**k! Stop living! Kill yourself! - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
FAR OUT: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Planning His Own Space Flick - [BUZZ FEED]
AWWWWW: Dina & Michael Lohan Make Nice For Lilo's Sake - [NY POST]
Grumpy Cat Gets Movie Deal - [DEADLINE]
Bon Jovi Does Comp' Gig For Spain To Help Economy - [NME]
Demi Lovato To Release First Book - [ZIMBIO]
Sofia Vergara Lets Loose With Both Barrels - So To Speak - [CELEBUZZ]
NOT FAIR: Giselle Budchen Covers Brazil Vogue 2 Mos. After Giving Birth - [MSTARZ]
MOTION: Former Drew & Mike's Trudi Daniels Joins WCSX-FM For Mornings; Red Eye Reaches 200 Affiliate Mark; Radio One's Shawneen Thompson Rises to VP/GM In St. Louis
Margaret Verghese Gets VP Stripes At USRN
THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2013 –– United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. announced the promotion of Margaret Verghese (pronounced ver-GEESE) to the newly created role of Vice President/Comedy and Prep Services. Verghese had been serving as the company’s Managing Director of Pulse Content, its prep services, talent tours and web content to affiliates. In her new role, Verghese will also lead the creative team that generates the dozens of comedy services produced by USRN. Verghese has been with USRN since 2001. She began as an executive assistant. She later elevated to a manager in USRN’s Comedy division. Verghese was named Managing Director of that division in late 2009. Verghese got her start in radio at Bonneville’s former CHR station, Z-104 (WWZZ) with Mathew Blades in Washington, DC. In making the announcement, Jim Higgins commented, “Margaret has been single-handedly responsible for much of the growth in both our comedy product and our prep services over the years, and this appointment is well deserved."
Miranda Lambert Tears Up During Heartland Performance
THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2013 –– To say that emotions were running high during last night's 'Healing In The Heartland' Benefit on NBC TV would be an understatement. Beyond Usher's surprise visit on stage during Blake Shelton's performance, his wife, Miranda Lambert's breaking down during her song sent shivers to those in the audience as well as its likely massive TV and radio audience. The concert which sold out in 30 seconds, offered a huge array of performances from several of county's top artists. Coupled with literally hundreds of other relief efforts nationally such as Cumulus Media, who broadcast all day yesterday on its 500+ stations for help, plus Dial Global's simulcast of last night's NBC Special on the radio, plentiful help should be its way to Oklahoma's tornado victims. WATCH VIDEO HERE
Backstage At Healing in the Heartland With Kix & Hawkeye
THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2013 –– Thanks to his role as a coach on NBC's "The Voice" plus, a bazillion hit records or so, Blake Shelton has become one of the country's most popular and beloved celebrities. Last night, with a help of numerous other artists, including this season's fellow coach, Usher, he and his wife, Miranda Lambert, presented it "Healing In The Heartland" on NBC, an effort to benefit victims of the Oklahoma tornado. There to simulcast the broadcast on radio were Cumulus and Premiere Radio Networks. Shown left is Kix Brooks with Miranda; Rascal Flatts and Brooks with and KSCS/Dallas talent Mark 'Hawkeye' Louis, center. And above right, Kix visits with guest performer, Darius Rucker.
JACOB'S STUDY: Sports Listeners Have Special Attachment To Their Cars
Star 101.5's Kent Phillips Gets Props For 25 Years Of Service
THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2013 –– Renton, one of Washington State's fastest growing cities, is giving special recognition to Kent Phillips, longtime cohost of Star 101.5/Seattle's Kent and Alan Show, for his 25 years of volunteer service to the city. For more than 25 years, Kent Phillips has volunteered his time to be the official Parade Announcer for Renton's hometown parade, which takes place this Saturday. According to The Renton Patch, Parade Chairman, Tammy Kaiser, stated, "Working with Kent Phillips and the STAR 101.5 crew for the past six years has been nothing but a pleasure. They are consummate professionals and their execution is flawless in every aspect of the parade. Kent Phillips, in my opinion is the face of the IKEA Renton River Days Parade and is the perfect choice to foster the family and community environment that is so important to our event."
TOP NEWS FROM THE UK
By Graham Mack
TV Stars On The Radio
THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2013 –– BBC Children’s Television presenter Katy Hill (shown) is heading to Global Radio’s new studios in Birmingham to co-host Heart Breakfast this week with regular Morning Show Boot Camp attendee Ed James. She’ll cover Rachel who’s off for the rest of the week for an operation. Meanwhile the Former star of the prime-time soap ‘Brookside’, Jennifer Ellison is joining Dave Kelly on Radio City 96.7 in Liverpool to co-host a new Sunday morning breakfast show. Jennifer played Emily Shadwick in Brookside, and has previously released two singles when she pursued a pop music career following her television appearances. Her time in the limelight has seen her appear on Hell’s Kitchen, which she went on to win, a travel documentary and more recently Dancing on ice where she reached the semi-finals.
Heart in the Park - Heart has created its own version of the Summertime Ball by creating Heart in the Park, taking place at Hyde Park in London. The event is part of the Barclaycard British Summer Time gig but Heart will takeover the main stage on July 14th with artists such as Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez and Stooshe. Heart stations announced the event on the air, with tickets now on sale costing up to £299 ($452) for the entire 10 day event. Eliza Doolittle, Nile Rodgers and Chic are also performing. Heart’s sister station Capital is running this year’s Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday June 9 and revealed today that hit music artist Naughty Boy will be added to the line-up. 80,000 fans are expected to attend.
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Katie Couric Reveals On The Radio Of Being Approached By 'Today' For Return; Plus Slight Crush On Lauer Once [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2013 –– It took a radio interview for Katie Couric to finally reveal that she was indeed approached to return to the 'Today' show and once having a slight crush on co-host, Matt Lauer. Appearing on yesterday's Howard Stern Show she called her run on 'Today' as the "best job" ever, but as far as her returning, she pretty much dodged the question and couched them as "cautious" overtures. Hots for Matt Lauer? "You know what? I actually had a little crush on Matt when he was the local news anchor on WNBC, because I thought he was so funny and so quick," Couric said. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE
Cumulus Media's All News 106.7 Atlanta Turns One Year Old
THE MOUTH, MAY 30TH, 2013 –– It was a celebration lunch and then back to work for the staff and management of Cumulus owned ALL NEWS 106-7 in Atlanta who celebrated their one year birthday yesterday. Pictured above starting left are Rob Roberts, Hallye Fleishman, Jennifer Perry, Jill Nelson, Courtney Schneider, Lisa McMahon, Marti Covington, Melissa Carter, Ashley Biddy, Scott Taylor, Matt Doerr, Adam Schneider, Andy Rose, Michelle Wright, Richard Benson, Connie Cummings, Greg Black, Stephanie Porter, Chuck Roberts, Breanne Ahearn, Cheryl Castro and Rebecca Floyd.
Adam Levine Responds: "I Was A Little Pissed Off" - [PEOPLE]
James Lipton Reveals Favorite All-time Interview, Plus, Pimping In Paris - [PARADE]
Larry King Joins Russia's RT - [RT]
Neil Patrick Harris To Host Emmys - [EW]
Access Hollywood To Join Daytime Lineup For E - [THE WRAP]
The Empire State Building Goes Public - [ABC NEWS]
Amanda Bynes Tells Chrissy Teigen She's An Old Ugly Model Compared To Her - [CELEBUZZ]
J-Lo's Sparse Outfit Gets A Rise Out Of UK Viewers - [EXTRA]
UH OH: Splitsville For Mlley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth - [US]
Will & Jaden Smith Do Second Film Together - [GLOBAL GRIND]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Greg Kinnear In ''Stuck In Love" - [RED CARPET]
The Pitbull of Comedy, Bobby Slayton To Entertain The Troops At Morning Show Boot Camp XXV
THE MOUTH, May 31ST, 2013 –– Talentmasters is pleased to announce that comedy legend, Bobby Slayton (shown) will perform during Friday's United Stations Radio Network's sponsored luncheon at Morning Show Boot Camp 25 in Chicago on August 9th. As one of radios' most beloved guest, he revered by his colleagues as one of the top comics of all time. Slayton, a native of Scarsdale, New York, is probably best known for a supporting role in the 2001 film Bandits, listed on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. He played Joey Bishop in the 1998 movie: The Rat Pack and a character named simply "Slayton" in The Mind of the Married Man. He also appeared in the "Sensitivity Training" episode of Penn Teller: Bull(s)hit! in 2008. Slayton lives in Los Angeles with his wife; they have one daughter, actress Natasha Slayton. Slayton is playing an open ended engagement in the newly created Nite Owl Showroom at Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. Slayton's performance is sponsored by United Station's Radio Network.
Cumulus Stations Raise Money All Day For Oklahoma Victims
THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2013 –– Cumulus Media will raise money throughout the day for victims of last week’s devastating Oklahoma tornado. The fundraising efforts on May 29th will feature local hosts asking listeners to make donations for the survivors and families of the victims. Cumulus' SVP/Corporate Programming's Mike McVay tells Jockline Daily, Cumulus started the day today with a fund drive across all 570 O & O's and we'll continue until one hour before the NBC Broadcast. Then country star Kix Brooks (American Country Countdown and Kickin' It with Kix) and KSCS talent Hawkeye will anchor an exclusive 60-minute special "Countdown to Healing in the Heartland" that precedes the concert. "On behalf of all our employees and the communities we are privileged to serve, our hearts and prayers go out to the families and communities that lost loved ones. We hope our efforts help to bring much-needed relief to these communities. Radio’s power to help communities in need is truly inspiring,” said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus. The “Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” is organized by Country star Blake Shelton and airs live from Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The fundraiser will include performances by Country artists such as Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts. 1
Dial Global To Present Simulcast Of NBC TV Shelton Benefit Concert
THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2013 –– Dial Global has announced that, in cooperation with NBC-TV, it will provide a radio simulcast of tomorrow’s “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” set to air live from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City at 9pm ET on NBC-TV. The concert and telethon, which sold out in an unprecedented :30 seconds, was organized by Country star and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton, who will headline the event. His wife, fellow Country star Miranda Lambert, will also perform. Other artists scheduled to appear are Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Usher (whom Shelton gave a wink, wink to while saying on 'The Voice' he would be calling on some big names), and Ryan Tedder from One Republic. “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” is set to raise money to aid victims of the deadly tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on Monday, May 20. The tornado killed at least 24 people, injured hundreds, and damaged houses, hospitals, and schools in both Moore and Oklahoma City. Funds will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Dial Global is offering the simulcast to all of its Country radio affiliates and to every country radio station in the US, in addition to radio stations of all formats in Tornado Alley. FOR DETAILS, CLICK HERE.
Nicki Minaj And Hot 97's Rosenberg Make Nice [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MATY 29TH, 2013 –– In a well-documented radio spat that's lasted nearly a year, it looks like current Idol judge and rap diva, Nicki Minaj, and Hot 97 morning host, Peter Rosenberg, have finally buried the hatchet--sorta. The feud which came as a result of comments Rosenberg made about Minaj during last year's "Summer Jam," resulted in her pulling out of the event and no longer speaking with Rosenberg or the station. Yesterday, the calm finally returned as she joined Peter on air for an in-studio interview. From all accounts, it looked like her and the show MAY be back on track. On the show, she thanked him for setting the record straight, and then said, "It's water under the bridge…I mean it's so long ago. I can't even act like I care anymore, but I appreciate you guys having me." She said In hindsight...I should've just did the show," and she went on to add why she took such offense. "I never found you funny. I never found you entertaining. I never found you smart. I just found you annoying...To me you don't have enough of a resumé to make those comments." Yeah, that's progress, right. Hey, at least she showed up. Now we'll see if she performs during this year's Summer Jam. WATCH VIDEO HERE
MOTION: Rob Hunter Teams With Karie Dozer On KTAR/Phoenix; Sari Rose Takes Nights At WSTR/Atlanta; Silas Alexander Moves To Atlanta's Majic
THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2013 –– Longtime producer and weekend host Rob Hunter (left) is joining Karie Dozer (right) on the newly branded Rob and Karie Show on KTAR-FM. Dozer's former co-host, Chuck Powell, moves to a digital content position where he'll service all three of its Phoenix stations. He'll also cohost a podcast with Vince Marotta on arizonasports.com. Along with co-hosting Rob and Karie, Dozer will continue to host Arizona's Noon News each weekday from noon to 1 p.m. ––––––––– Lots of action in Atlanta as Sari Rose, former midday host on Kicks 101.5, moves to nights at Star 94, following Tim Orff who left the slot earlier this month. In a released statement, she said "It's a dream come true to work for the station that I grew up listening to in my mom's car." ––––––––– Meanwhile, Silas "SiMan Baby!" Alexander (shown below) is taking over afternoons on Majic 107.5/97.5 starting this week. According to The AJC's Rodney Ho, following Michael Baisden being dropped by his syndicator, he was replaced Skip Murphy. Majic tried Murphy out for two months but Radio One's GM, Tim Davies. said he decided to drop Murphy and move Alexander from his night slot the past seven years to afternoons. "We felt we needed a local program at this time," Davies said. SiMan last did afternoons at Kiss 104.1 more than a decade ago. Following SiMan at night is Rene Miller who returns following a four-year break. This coincides Kiss 104.1 dropping Cynthia Young as mid-day host and adding comic Roy Wood Jr. to afternoons.
Toledo Reunion Brings Longtime Friends And Colleagues Together
THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2013 –– Without much fanfare and advanced publicity, onetime Toledo radio executive, Peter Cavanaugh, a member of Cleveland's Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, pulled together an informal gathering of former Toledo radio stars last night at an uptown restaurant. According to The Toledo Blade, the reunion turned into quite a celebration with many of those whom Cavanaugh got into the business. Mark Benson, a 30-year vet, who now host mornings on classic rock station WXKR-FM, 94.5, said it was Mr. Cavanaugh’s appearance at a radio conference for college students in 1985 that got him “fired up about doing radio.” Cavanaugh, who was once chief operating officer of Reams Broadcasting when it owned WIOT-FM, 104.7, and WCWA-AM, 1230, teamed Benson with a Flint radio talent, Jeff Lamb. They became Jeff and Mark, “The Dawnbusters,” in the early 1990s. Becky Shock, who now broadcasts afternoons on WRQN-FM, 93.5, started her radio career as an intern at WIOT. “I think how lucky I was to be 20 years old and to work in a place like that with someone like Peter, who encourages you and has you push your limits with things you’re not comfortable with,” she said. “He was always a big supporter. “They are all my kids,” he said later, when asked about this reunion of radio friends and colleagues. “And I love them very much.” Of course, radio's best bud, Art Vuolo, was there to capture the evening and provide the attached photol READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE PHOTO/Kirk Baird - Toledo Blade
George Noory Takes To The Stage In Vancouver
THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2013 –– On Saturday, May 25, Coast to Coast AM’s George Noory hosted a live stage show at the River Rock Casino Resort in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to a meet and greet with Noory, fans were treated to a three-hour program featuring interviews with special guests Dr. John Gray, renowned relationship expert and author of “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”; Catherine Austin Fitts, economist, investment advisor and founder/president of Solari; and R. Gary Patterson, rock music historian and author. Noory also surprised the crowd by singing a couple songs, Elvis Presley's “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and Nat King Cole's “When I Fall in Love.” Pictured left to right: Dr. John Gray talks on stage with George Noory at the River Rock Casino Resort in Vancouver.
Y98's Guy Phillips Show Raises $67,340 For Tornado Victims
Radios' Lisa G Launches Memoir
Misguided Quest For Love And As Much Airtime As Possible
THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2013 –– If you live in New York, or ever listen to Howard Stern, no doubt you've heard Lisa Glasberg, aka Lisa G. This onetime wallflower transformed her skills in the kitchen to once show up at a suitor's doorstep wearing nothing but a fur coat and carrying a plate of freshly baked cookies. A precursor for her soon to be released book, '(S)ex, Lies & Cookies." In this unrated memoir, Lisa G. reveals all about her adventures and misadventures growing up and looking for love in all the wrong places. Lisa became a larger-than-life radio host, but when the "on air" lights switched off, she struggled to find her true self. Through therapy and some soul-searching, she transformed from an insecure young woman who attempted to win over men with her culinary prowess into an independent adult who finally learned to love herself. Lisa will also share behind-the-scenes stories from her A-list celebrity interviews, friendships such as P. Diddy, Will Smith, and Flavor Flav. And we can't help but mention Sabo Media's, Walter Sabo, gets a mention as well. We're sworn to secrecy as to his reference (ha). FIND OUT MORE HERE
Fitz (The Machine) & Bethany Deliver Cash
HOLY FITZ: 9 Pounds, 7 ozs 21 Inches Long
THE MOUTH, MAY 29TH, 2013 –– I won't repeat what Fitz, of 100.7 The Wolf/Seattle once told me about his, errr, appetite? But here we are, once again, announcing that Fitz and his wife Bethany have delivered yet another little angel, Cash Joseph, born on Friday 24th May 2013. He weighed a whopping 9 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Cash joins brothers Corbin and Cooper & sisters Chloe & Drew and likely others in the near future - just sayin. Fitz tells Jockline Daily he'd love to talk, Cash just asked for a hot dog." Join with Fitz and others at this years 25th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp during an extra special Country Forum, hosted by Country Aircheck and moderated by Lon Helton
Kelly Clarkson Sets Wedding Date
UH OH: Fan Slaps Beyonce Butt During Concert - [EXAMINER]
UH OH 2: Keyshawn Johnson Confronts The Bieb' Following Reckless Driving - [TMZ]
UH OH 3: Amanda Bynes Says Cops Slapped Her Hoo Ha - [HOLLYSCOOP]
Rob Lowe To Play JFK In National Geographic Film - [EW]
Adam Levine Dating A New Lady - [CELEBITCHY]
Cael Garcia Cast As Lead In Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' - [THE WRAP]
Another Day, Another Star Lands Reality TV Show - [DAILY STAR]
Star Turned Nun Who Once Kissed Elvis Writes Book - [FOX NEWS]
Kelly Osbourne Covers Cosmo - [COSMO]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Josh Duhamel In 'Scenic Route' - [RED CARPET]
Erica Farber To Lead "25 Years Of Women On The Radio" Forum At MSBC 25 Chicago
KNX'S Harry Birrell And Longtime Bay Area Great Gene Burns Pass Away
THE MOUTH, MAY 28TH, 2013 –– A radio reporter and news anchor whose voice kept company with listeners on KNX (1070)/LA for more than 30 years, Harry Birrell, died Saturday at his home in Thousand Oaks, CA. According to KNX's website, Birrell joined KNX in 1968 and was a regular weekday anchor on the all-news station until 1993, when he retired. But he continued to file daily reports of Ventura County news from his home in Thousand Oaks until January 1999. The Radio and Television News Assn. of Southern California recognized Birrell with multiple Golden Mike awards for excellence in local broadcast journalism. –––––– In other news, one of the bay area's longtime favorite host, Gene Burns (shown), of KGO passed away at 72. Burns had suffered a series of strokes over the past few years which forced him off the air. Most recently he hosted 'Dining Around with Gene Burns,' a food and wine program, which aired weekends on KKSF 910 AM in San Francisco.This past Sunday, KGO presented a special tribute, on-air, honoring him and his work, which was hosted by David Weintraub.
Toronto Mayor Takes To Radio Show To Defend Drug Allegations
THE MOUTH, MAY 28TH, 2013 –– As Jockline Daily reported last week, Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford, along with his brother Doug, who also host a weekend radio show on Newstalk 1010/Toronto, took last weekend off amid allegations of a video showing Rob using crack cocaine. They returned to their show this past weekend and vigorously challenged the allegations with the mayor calling the media “maggots” and stating definitively that there is no video showing him using crack cocaine. About half way through the show, a caller asked him if he is on the alleged video and if he was posing with his arm around Anthony Smith, a man who was shot to death, in a photograph that circulated with the stories. According to the nationalpost.com, Ford said “Number one: There’s no video, so that’s all I can say. You can’t comment on something that doesn’t exist,” Rob Ford said. To the photograph, Mr. Ford responded: “I take pictures with everyone.” Last Friday, in a statement he denied using crack cocaine or that he is addicted to the drug. He said then: “As for a video, I cannot comment on a video that I have never seen or does not exist.” On Saturday, the Globe and Mail quoted unnamed sources saying Doug Ford was a dealer of hashish in the 1980s for about seven years, ending the year he turned 22. Doug Ford has denied the report calling the accusations disgusting.
Carrie Underwood Donates $1 Million To Oklahoma Relief
THE MOUTH, MAY 28TH, 2013 –– Add former Idol winner/turned country mega star, Carrie Underwwod, as the latest celebrity to come to the aid of the Moore, OK tornado victims. Carrie, who is from Checotah, Oklahoma, has just donated $1 million to The Red Cross in its relief efforts. “With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornados,” Underwood wrote in a statement at her website. This precedes what's expected to a huge benefit being organized by Blake Shelton on May 29th. Scheduled guests so far include Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill and Miranda Lambert. See more below.
Blake Shelton's Oklahoma Benefit Show Sells Out In 30 Seconds
THE MOUTH, MAY 28TH, 2013 –– Thirty seconds is all it took for Blake Shelton to sell out his upcoming ‘Healing in the Heartland’ benefit show, which will help victims of the tornado Moore, Oklahoma. During his appearance as a coach on TV's "The Voice" he had announced last week that he would begin organizing efforts for a concert. By Saturday, May 25, all tickets were sold in just 30 seconds according to tasteofcountry.com. As mentioned in above article, Shelton’s fellow Oklahoman Reba McEntire tweeted “The “Healing in the Heartland” benefit concert sold out in 30 seconds! Way to go Okies!!!! Thanks for everyone’s support!!” The benefit will be broadcast live on NBC on Wednesday, May 29th. Shelton’s wife, Miranda Lambert and Vince Gill and numerous others are scheduled to perform.
Paul McCartney Visits Graceland, Leaves Guitar Pick At Elvis' Grave
THE MOUTH, MAY 28TH, 2013 –– Paul McCartney visited Graceland for the first time ever over this weekend and left a personalized guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave. Making the rounds during his "Out There" tour he made his way to Memphis on Sunday and after visiting Elvis' grave tweeted a photo of him holding the guitar pick over the grave site. the Daily Mail reported that The Beatles and Presley met for the first time in a secret location in 1965 after a music journalist arranged a meeting. The Beatles were apparently starstruck and could not utter as much as a word. Presley later joked, "Well, if you guys are just gonna sit there and stare at me all night, I'm going to bed." Presley was said to have inspired Lennon to create his first group The Quarrymen. The Beatles also performed a number of Elvis' songs as well.
Dave & Carole Raise $1,382,000 In Sixteenth Annual Miracle Marathon For Children’s Hospital
THE MOUTH, MAY 28TH, 2013 –– The Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin wrapped up 36 hours of broadcasting from 5a on the 24th to 5p on the 25th, raising $1,382,000. Broadcast live from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, this two-day radiothon, hosted by 96.5/WKLH Milwaukee’s morning show of Dave Luczak and Carole Caine, is 16-year annual fundraising tradition held before Memorial Day weekend. This event is one of Children’s Hospital’s largest fundraisers, with over $18,000,000 in donations through the 16 Marathons. “Little did we realize back in 1998 when we established the Miracle Marathon the kind of impact it would have on our community,” said Caine. “This is our 16th year as hosts of the Miracle Marathon, and we are so proud of our audience and our community that we’re approaching the 1.4 million dollar mark this year. Thanks from the kids!”
Dial Global Taps Shari Sterenbuch As Senior Director Of Marketing
THE MOUTH, MAY 28TH, 2013 –– Dial Global announced the hire of Shari Sterenbuch as Senior Director, Marketing. In this brand new role, Sterenbuch will be responsible for creating cutting-edge promotional opportunities for content producers, advertisers, and marketers. She will work out of New York City and report directly to Suzy Schultz, VP, Marketing. She joins Dial Global from Clear Channel, where she was the Director of Promotions for New York's WAXQ-FM, WHTZ-FM, WKTU-FM, WLTW-FM, and WWPR-FM. She started her career as Assistant Promotions Director for Clear Channel's WKTU-FM , where she quickly rose to Promotions Manager. "I am THRILLED to join Dial’s Global’s exceptional talent and management team under the leadership of CEO Paul Caine, CMO Christina Albee, and VP Suzy Schultz," said Shari Sterenbuch. "I'm delighted to work with this stellar group to grow Dial Global as a marketing powerhouse and to help our clients innovate with audio."
Charlie Sheen Returns To His Old Self In 'Machete Kills' - [THE WRAP]
'Fast & Furious' Leads Memorial Weekend To Biggest B.O. Ever - [HOLLYWOOD]
EW Radio Launches Today - [EW]
Tom Cruise Wants To Make David Beckman A Movie Star - [DAILY STAR]
OH MY: Looks Who Might Play Hilary Clinton On The Big Screen - [THE INDEPENDENT]
Amanda Bynes Now Suing NYPD - [NY DAILY NEWS]
YEAAAAAAA: Mariska Hargitay Returning To 'Law & Order' - [DEADLINE]
UH OH: Is Trump Looking For Another Presidential Run In 2016? - [NY POST]
The Bieb' Pitches For Anti-Minimum Wage - [THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
Angelina Jolie's Aunt Loses Battle With Cancer - [E]
Tyler Perry Donates $100K To Ohio Schools - [ABC7/CHICAGO]
Jimmy De Castro Back In Chicago's Radio Loop
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– One of the industry's most successful and respected veterans, Jimmy de Castro, is making a triumphant return a station he spent a career trying to tear down. It was announced yesterday that he's been named president and general manager of WGN-AM 720, Tribune Co. He told The Chicago Tribune, "...we spent a career trying to tear the walls down on and now I'm inside the walls with the WGN people trying to build those walls up," de Castro said. "My hope is to bring a new energy to a classic institution. De Castro was headed the WLUP-FM 97.9 in the 80's along with its roster of mega personalities. With his return to WGN, he'll be reunited with several of his Loop's former hosts including Garry Meier and Jonathon Brandmeier. De Castro left the Loop 1988 and co-founded Evergreen Media. In 1997, Evergreen merged with Chancellor Broadcasting which later became AMFM Inc and was later purchased by Clear Channel in 2000. In 2002 he became president of AOL Interactive Services and in 2007 launched the Content Factory, which syndicates the Dan Patrick. Chicago is host site for this year's 25th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp - Renaissance Hotel.
Denver Host Takes Day Off Air Following Physical Exchange With Producer
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– Talk hosts are known for their occasional fiery exchanges, but this one didn't happen on the air. It took place in the studio. According to Denver's 9News, multiple sources have confirmed that popular talker Peter Boyles (right) will be off the air today following a heated physical exchange with one of his producers. Producer Greg Hollenback's was reportedly seen with red marks on his neck within the minutes after the argument which happened during Thursday's show. Reached for comment, Boyles told 9NEWS only that he "had a very heated exchange" with Hollenback whom Boyles has worked with for nearly 20 years. A source told 9NEWS that KHOW management wouldn't comment saying only the incident is a "personnel matter." Jon Caldara will fill in for Boyles on today's show.
Cumulus' Nash-FM Makes A Dash Into Five More Markets
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– Cumulus has announced the expansion of the NASH FM Country music and lifestyle brand to five additional stations. As of today, these stations will be known as NASH FM – with their logos, websites and on-air promotions using “NASH FM” and “Powered by NASH” language. The stations adopting the NASH FM brand include WPKR/WPCK (Appleton-Oshkosh/Green Bay, WI), KHKI (Des Moines, IA), WKAK (Albany, GA), KQFC (Boise, ID) and WLXX (Lexington, KY). Cumulus is the nation’s largest Country broadcaster, with 84 Country format stations reaching more than 15 million listeners per month – including two of the top three most- listened-to Country stations in America. “Following our debut of the NASH FM brand earlier this year we’re excited about expanding NASH to more radio stations as well as bringing NASH content to other forms of media including video and magazines,” said Lew Dickey, CEO of Cumulus. Cumulus launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January of this year starting with flagship “America’s Country Station” NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. Syndicated host Blair Garner is rumored to taking over mornings on it flagship station sometime in the future. Reportedly, he'll remain based in Nashville.
SNL'S BILL HADER: Not A Belieber; Timberlake Much Classier Guest Host [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– You may have read awhile back about the mixed reviews Justin Bieber got when he was a guest host on Saturday Night Live. Retiring cast member, Bill Hader, joined Howard Stern this week and, more or less, put an asterisk next to that perception by saying that when the precocious uber star made an appearance he showed up with like 20 people and backstage. In comparison, he called Justin Timberlake a 'classy' guest. "He’s great a real class act. Also, the guy doesn’t show up with anybody. It’s just him,” Hader said. In contrast, Hader said Bieber came to the SNL studio with quite the large entourage. “He had a guy holding a slice of pizza. A guy holding a diet coke. Going around stage, you're trying to fight through all these people to get dressed," Hader said. Stern told Hader he thought for sure we would be seeing him on TV or Film real soon. We tend to agree. WATCH VIDEO
Entercom Indy Shifts WNTR From Variety To Hot Hits
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– Entercom Indianapolis announced as of 5 pm, et yesterday that WNTR was re-launched to become Hot AC 1079 The Mix. “Mix will be artist driven and more current than before,” said WZPL Operations Director, J.R. Ammons. “Mix’s new Hot AC format will play more music than competitors in the market and deliver more of what women want, the best of 2000’s and today.” “We are THRILLED to bring this amazing mix of contemporary music to Indianapolis. Due to the tremendous success of Entercom’s Top-40 station, WZPL, there is a hole in the market for a station like 107.9 The Mix,” said Jennifer Skjodt, Entercom Indianapolis VP and General Manager. “We are building on the strength of nearly 300,000 weekly WNTR listeners to create a better mix. Today’s launch is the perfect opportunity and timing for 107.9 The Mix.” As for airstaff, no word yet. However, 'ZPL morning host, Dave Smiley joked on Facebook yesterday posting "Signed on a new radio station over at 107.9. It's called "The Mix". Check it out but don't fall in love with it. I need u to listen to 99.5!" Apparently, total team-player Dave covered yesterday's afternoon board for the new station.
Steve Harvey TO Host 5th Annual Mentoring Camp In Dallas
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– Comedian, best-selling author, top radio host and host of “Steve Harvey” and “Family Feud” Steve Harvey will host an even bigger program this year for his annual national Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men in Dallas, with a six-day program through Father’s Day weekend. Running June 11th to June 16th, the Daytime Emmy nominee will welcome 100 young men who are without fathers for the 5th annual Steve Harvey National Mentoring Camp in Dallas, and mothers and chaperones in a concurrent Parent Program, for a variety of transformative mentoring experiences on his country ranch with himself and special guests including frank sessions on the principles of manhood, leadership, sports, health and wellness activities, dream building and more.
MOTION: CRN'S Bodie Stroud To Co-Star With Bret Michaels On TV Show; Mark Devine Joins Monica Nelson For Mornings On 98.7 The Peak/Phoenix
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– CRN Digital Talk Radio's Bodie Stroud joins rocker and RV enthusiast Bret Michaels on the new Travel Channel series "Rock My RV with Bret Michaels," premiering Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Stroud hosts CRN's popular "In the Garage" show on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. "Rock My RV" showcases Stroud, Michaels and lead builder Jake Scott transforming travelers' ordinary RVs into the most outrageous and hooked-up mobile mansions on the road. Stroud is the radio network's third personality to star in a television series this year. CRN show hosts Larry Manetti joined CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" in a recurring role in February and Fred Dryer starred in a May episode of NBC's "Chicago Fire.". –––––––––– Bonneville Phoenix adds Mark Devine to its KPKX-FM/98.7 The Peak morning show where he'll co-host with Monica Nelson. Devine is well known for his longtime run with The Tim and Mark Show on KDKB-FM. He most recently hosted a weekend talk show News/Talk KTAR-FM. ––––––––––– KKFN-FM/104.3 The Fan - Denver's afternoon co-host Darren McKee inks a multi-year contract extension to remain with Big Al and D-Mac." He shares the show with former Denver Bronco Alfred Williams.
Watson, Whitney & Blake Stay Caged For Cancer Cure
THE MOUTH, MAY 24TH, 2013 –– There really should be an annual tally of how much money radio radio raises for good causes each year. It has to be staggering. Here is yet another example. From our Canadian buds in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Watson, Whitney and Shack are remaining caged at a mall for 36 hours straight, raising money for prostate cancer research. They entered the cage on Wednesday and finally exited at 6 this morning. According to cmje.com, last year, the promotion "Caged for the Cure raised $112,000 for the Leslie and Irene Dube Urology Centre of Health at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. This year, the crew hopes to do more. Asked how they'll spend their time while caged, Shack said they were in the midst of writing a song. BTW, if you hate your website, CLICK HERE They know how to do it in Sasskatoon.
UH OH: Morgan Freeman Nods Off During Interview
FAR OUT: Obama's '79 Prom Photos - [SWAMP LAND]
'Full House' Star Goes Off On Kanye Over Album Title - [SOHH]
GGW's Joe Francis Apologizes For Disgusting Comments In Interview - [THR]
Jennifer Lopez Launches Cell-phone Line - [CELEBTV]
Secret Battles Behind The Scenes With The Rolling Stones - [ROLLING STONE]
UH OH: Amanda Bynes Bumped From Flight For Not Having I.D. - [ZAP 2 IT]
Janet Jackson Is Really, Really, Really Rich - [E]]
Backstreet Boy's Nick Carter Readies For New Reality Series - [DEADLINE]
Fake PSY Makes It Through Cannes - [NY POST]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: Ron Howard's 'Rush' - [HOLLYWOOD]
MSBC XXV CHICAGO: LAST CHANCE To Enter Your Picks For "The 25 Most Influential Personalities Of Last 25 Years"
if you would like to nominate candidates for the top 25 most influential list, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ENTER NAMES. Full list coming soon, EMAIL US HERE. PLEASE ENTER "TOP 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL" IN SUBJECT LINE. All formats included.
Top Stars Reach Out For Bone's Tornado Relief Auction
THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2013 –– As radio hosts and companies, coast to coast, extend help to Oklahoma tornado victims, syndicated host Bobby Bones of The Bobby Bones Shows turned to some of Nashville's most famous residents, country stars. He told Newschannel 5: "I'm just a DJ on the radio. So I got into work, I just got on the air at 5 o'clock and said, hey anybody want to help? I just threw it on the air," Bones explained, It did not take long for some of country music's biggest stars to answer the call for help to offer items for an auction; thus, benefiting victims." Jake Owen was the first to call. Owen donated a signed guitar. By Wed. afternoon, there was a room full of autographed guitars at The Big 98/WSIX. From there it just spiraled into one amazing item after another. Tim McGraw offered a guitar, but added "I'm going to make the winner of the auction my guitar tech for a show." Just anointed DWTS' winner, Kellie Pickler, called and donated the shoes that she wore her last night on the show. These were just a few of dozens more, including gifts from Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Thompson Square and numerous others. Check out complete list HERE
KROQ's Kevin Ryder Tweet Draws Apology From LA Kings
THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2013 –– LA King's guest tweeter, Kevin Ryder, half of the hugely popular, Kevin & Bean Show on KROQ/LA, caused quite a stir during game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday night. Ryder tweeted "... Kopitar just got (s)exually assaulted in front of Niemi (left)." The comment drew an apology from the Kings who posted "We apologize for the tweets that came from a guest of our organization. They were inappropriate and do not reflect the LA Kings." Ryder himself later posted "My apology. I made a poor choice in the wording of my tweet. I wish I had used different words. If you were hurt by me, I'm sorry." After various sports outlets picked up on it, Ryder added later: "I get angry when groups like Deadspin see it as kindling to make a fire for themselves. That's worse than my choice of words." According to sbnation.com, a ton of people supported Ryder on Twitter and were angry at the Kings for apologizing.
MOTION: Mat Mitchell To Program KZZP/KHOT Phoenix; Cox Taps Clarence Natto To Program New Adult R&B 106.5/Jacksonville
STUDY: Teen Interest In Facebook May Be Waning
THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2013 –– A new study from Pew Research shows that teens interest on Facebook may be waning. According to the report, they specifically dislike the increasing number of adults on the site, get annoyed when their Facebook friends share inane details, and are drained by the “drama” that they described as happening frequently on the site. The stress of needing to manage their reputation on Facebook also contributes to the lack of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, the site is still where a large amount of socializing takes place, and teens feel they need to stay on Facebook in order to not miss out. That said, they're still very much engaged. They are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they did when last researched in 2006. Among the takeaways: 91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006.––––71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%. 60% of teen Facebook users set their Facebook profiles to private (friends only), and most report high levels of confidence in their ability to manage their settings. The study was based on a nationally representative phone survey run by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project of 802 parents and their 802 teens ages 12-17. It was conducted between July 26 and September 30, 2012. SEE COMPLETE STUDY HERE
Houston Proclaims "Rod Ryan Show Day"
THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2013 –– On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, Mayor Anise Parker and Councilman James Rodriguez proclaimed it "The Rod Ryan Show Day," The Rod Ryan Show was recognized for its charitable efforts since 2004, raising over $1.4 Million for various charities including MD Anderson, Houston Children's Charity, The Houston Furniture Bank, The Houston Food Bank...even dating back to Tsunami relief and Hurricane relief. Picture (L-R) Doug, Jessica, Councilman Rodriguez, Rod, Mayor Parker, Dinah, and Hal "Capt. Cash". (Rod, Dinah, Doug, Jessica, Capt. Cash)
Slash Talks Horror Flicks With Jay Mohr; 'Omen' His Favorite [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2013 –– No more are the days that rock stars limit their visits to one or two formats. Here's another example. Former Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist and rock music legend Slash stopped by the FOX Sports Radio studios in Los Angeles for a visit with Jay Mohr. During the appearance, Slash discussed his time with GNR and relationships within the band, as well as his upcoming projects, including a new solo album and horror film, Nothing Left to Fear. During the interview, Slash revealed The Omen is his all-time favorite horror flick, in addition to explaining how he came to produce three horror films. The surprising moment - Slash explained how the legendary Cher helped him quit smoking. LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE
TOP NEWS FROM THE UK By Graham Mack
Bad Luck Comes In Threes For BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw
THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2013 –– It's been a tough few weeks for the Radio 1 Breakfast Show’s Nick Grimshaw. He was the victim of a celebrity slamming, a disappointing start to his latest TV show and then he discovered his car had been clamped. But Grimshaw looked determined not to let the latest batch of bad luck get him down, posing next to his clamped car and giving a thumbs up to a Daily Mail photographer. The common cost for the removal of a clamp is £70.00, ($106) and it is likely the star would also have been slapped with a parking fine for £80.00 ($121). At the Sony Awards last week, the singer Robbie Williams branded Grimmy a 'b******' for banning his music from Radio 1. Grimshaw's BBC 3 television show Sweat The Small Stuff has got off to a slow start despite high profile panelists and guests. The show attracted just 400,000 viewers - 20% lower on the stations average ratings for the time slot.
BBC Radio 4 Rapped Over 'Cox Sackers' On-Air Comment - It was intended as a play on words but when Radio 4 afternoon show Thinking Allowed used the words "cox sackers" on air it was deemed too close to the bone by the BBC Trust.
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WJR's Metheny Puts On Game Face For Fave Director Kevin Smith
THE MOUTH, MAY 23RD, 2013 –– Perhaps it's his name, but Kevin Metheny, PD of Cumulus owned WJR/Detroit, tells Jockline Daily, "Got to meet my favorite living film director, Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy, Dogma, Good Will Hunting, Red State). We had a nice conversation about his movies and those OTHER directors." Smith also took time to pose with other WJR talent, and nationally known author, Mitch Albom. Nice pic, but judging by their expressions, it's hard to tell who was more surprised to meet whom. Just sayin.
'Wolverine' Now On Summer Must-See List - [EW]
Journalist Attempts 30-Hour Interview - [WSJ]
Darius Rucker Takes On Racist Tweeter - [POP CRUNCH]
OJ EX: He Was Obsessed With Nicole - [INSIDE EDITION]
OH JOY: Paris Hilton Recording 2nd Album This Summer - [SHOWBIZ 411]
Sergio Garcia Apologizes For Tiger "Chicken" Jab - [GUARDIAN]
'Bad Teacher' Finds Home On CBS - [INQUISITR]
Robin Robert's Memoir Coming In 2014 - [THE WRAP]
UH OH: Modern Family Producer And Trump Go At It On Twitter - [BUZZFEED]
UH OH 2: Robert Pattison Packs It Up Following Stewart Text To Ex - [THE SUN]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'Delivery Man' With Vince Vaugh - [COLLIDER]
Cox Enterprises Contributes $1 Million To Oklahoma Tornado Victims
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– Cox Enterprises, in partnership with The James M. Cox Foundation, announced $1 million in support to assist the relief and recovery efforts of the communities affected by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. The contribution includes a $500,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross and $500,000 of in-kind support, including public service announcements. “Cox Enterprises is committed to supporting the victims of this terrible storm,” said Jim Kennedy (shown), chairman of Cox Enterprises. “As a company that operates multiple businesses in Oklahoma, we are committed to helping our employees and the communities we serve recover from this disaster. In providing this assistance, we also encourage others to support the local relief and recovery efforts.” Cox Enterprises operates multiple companies in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, including: Cox Communications, Total Resource Auctions - Oklahoma City, Total Resource Auctions - Tulsa, News Talk KRMG, Fox23, My41, News Talk KRMG, K95, Mix 96 and Rock 103. “In this difficult time of recovery and rebuilding, our hearts go out to the families affected by the tornadoes,” said Percy Kirk, senior vice president and general manager, Cox Communications Oklahoma. “This gift is a symbol of our commitment to our community and it is our hope that it will provide comfort and relief to many.” In addition to the cash donation and in-kind public service announcements, Cox’s local media properties in Tulsa are hosting a series of community fundraisers.
Blake Shelton & NBC To Organize Benefit Concert For Tornado Victims [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– NBC "The Voice" Coach, Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert opened last night's show with "Over You," a ballad they wrote written about Blake's older brother after being killed in a car accident. As Oklahoma natives still struck by emotion of the devastation, Blake and his wife closed the performance in silence. He later told Billboad that he and NBC have begun to organize a benefit concert for the victims of the Oklahoma tornado that have left thousands homeless, hundreds injured and at least 24 people dead. "We'll know more about it in the next 24 hours," Shelton told Billboard. "I'm hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly. WATCH PERFORMANCE HERE
Paul Finebaum Relocates To Charlotte For Multi-Tiered ESPN Broadcast
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– One of Alabama's and the Southeast's most recognized sport's figures is headed to Charlotte, NC for ESPN where his show will broadcast in a multi-tiered platform including radio show on ESPN networks, a 100 televised appearances annually on ESPN and a TV simulcast of his radio show on the ESPN-owned SEC Network launching in August 2014. He told The Wall Street Journal: "It would be the understatement of my life to say I wasn't THRILLED," Finebaum said. "It is incredibly exciting to be part of a new adventure, particularly one that involves the premier brand in sports along with the pre-eminent conference in sports." Since January, when Finebaum's contract expired,, the rumors were rampant in Birmingham as to where he would land once he was free to pursue other opportunities. Finebaum had not publicly commented. Of course, his down time was still quite productive as he inked a 650,000 deal with HarperCollins to write a book which due in August.
Nikki Sixx Rips Kimmy Over Tweet Timing
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– Apparently, Nikki Sixx, of The Premiere Network syndicated Nikki Sixx' Sixx Sense, has had it with Kim Kardashian's incessant, self-promotion. Yesterday, as news of Oklahoma's devastating tornado gripped the nation, Kimmy wanted to talk bronzers. “Love that I can gradually build the perfect bronzed glow I want with #KardashianSunKissed Tan Extender w/ Bronzers!” tweeted Kimmy. Sixx wasn't amused. While he previously posted “PLEASE Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 for $10 donation to help tornado victims in #OKC Sending out our prayers.” He was joined by numerous other celebrities who had pulled together to do whatever they could to show support. When Kardashian’s tweet caught his eye, Sixx quickly posted, “Pick your priority or pick your poison. Pretty embarrassing screen shot Kim. Isn’t your 15 minutes up…” She later posted on instagram “Praying for Oklahoma.”
Stigall's Interview With 'Hacked' CBS Reporter Goes Viral [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– Jockline Daily has shared a number of stories launched by radio hosts which were subsequently picked up by newspapers, gossip sites, etc., and, before long, had the world buzzing. Yesterday's interview by 1210 WPHT/Philadelphia's Chris Stigall may have just raised the bar. With the Washington scandals now in full steam, Chris Stigall from Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Philadelphia scooped an interview with CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who confirmed that her personal and work computers have been compromised and an investigation is underway. Attkisson said she's not prepared to make an allegation towards anyone, although its speculated that the DOJ may be involved in some capacity. Within nano seconds, the audio and story was then picked up by The Drudge Report, Fox News, Politico, Huffington Post, The Blaze, The Daily Caller, Hot Air, Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, blew up Twitter and has been retweeted repeatedly. Rush Limbaugh even gave Chris' story a shout out on his show. Check out Chris's Twitter feed (@ChrisStigall) for feedback. LISTEN TO AUDIO
MOTION:Rob Carson Exits Mix 107.3 D.C.; Brian Hatfield Takes Afternoons At Y100/San Antonio; The Dean & Derek Show Come To WPRO A/F Providence
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– For the second time in nearly as many week, another host at Washington, DC's Mix 107.3 is parting ways with the station. Longtime midday host, Rob Carson (left) has reportedly left the station as of yesterday. He follows Jack Diamond who left recently following a 24 year run. No word on Carson's replacement. Cox Media Group San Antonio has tapped Brian Hatfield as the new afternoon drive host on Today’s Country Y-100 beginning May 20. Hatfield, a Detroit native, has held positions in Detroit, Charlotte, and most recently Ashville, NC. Along the way, Hatfield has achieved many accolades, including CMA Station of the Year 2009 and Country Radio Broadcasters/Country Aircheck Music Director of the Year 2010, 2011. ––––––––– News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM announce a new series of shows for summer, hosted by New England area tradesmen Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns. Nationally known for their TV show’s “Rock Solid” and “Indoors Out” on the DIY Network and their appearances on the PBS Series “Victory Garden”, Dean and Derek will bring to radio, for the first time, their entertaining take on everything from landscaping, to home improvements, to local food, and popular culture. WPRO Program Director Craig Schwalb said, “Dean and Derek are the real deal and know their business inside and out, literally." The Dean and Derek Show launches this Sunday May 26th and continues once a month through the summer on News Talk 630 WPRO and 99.7 FM.
Hubbard's Morris Honored At NAB Show
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– Ginny Hubbard Morris, chair of Hubbard Radio, will receive the National Radio Award during the Radio Show Luncheon, Friday, September 20. The luncheon will take place during the 2013 Radio Show, jointly produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), September 18-20 in Orlando. Morris originally joined her family's broadcasting business in 1982 and worked her way to management positions before becoming president and general manager of KSTP-FM and KSTP-AM in 1995. Previous National Radio Award recipients include Dan Mason, Steve Newberry, Charles Warfield, Ed Christian, Bruce Reese, Jerry Lee, David Kennedy, John Dille, Lowry Mays, Jeff Smulyan, Bill Stakelin, and Erica Farber
Kellie Pickler Takes DWTS' Season 16 Honors [VIDEO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– With the close of season 16 on ABC's highly rated 'Dancing With The Star's,' pop sensation,, Kellie Pickler accomplished something here she couldn't on American Idol 2006; taking home the top prize. On last night's finale, Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy were runners up, Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff came in third and Aly Raisman and MarkBallas finished fourth. Coming in first, was Kellie and Derek Hough. Upon hearing the new, Pickler screeched and jumped up and down saying "This is amazing! Oh, my God!" The NFL's Jacoby Jones then hoisted her on his shoulders to celebrate. The 2 hour finale featured performances by Wynonna Judd, Pitbull, Jessica Sanchez, and PSY WATCH EPISODE HERE
JACOBS STUDY: N/T Listeners Start Their Day With Broadcast Radio; Greater Propensity To Be Satellite Subscriber
THE MOUTH, MAY 22ND, 2013 –– In Jacobs Media’s tech study of nearly 12,000 NewsTalk radio fans it appears they are all about information and they gravitate to multiple sources – beyond the radio to get it. According to President Fred Jacobs, “NewsTalk fans are especially likely to start their day with radio, but from there, it’s tablets, satellite radio, on demand, and a host of other information sources.” Here are some key takeaways: News & information myopia: More so than any of the other 11 format fan groups, NewsTalk partisans are most likely to begin their day with broadcast radio. More than half (54%) wake up to a radio station, especially at home. But while they love their news and talk programming, they are less likely to be heavy radio listeners than fans of other formats. They are also less apt to be heavy users of the station that sent them this survey and less likely to recommend it to others. While their public radio weekly listening is only average, they have a much greater propensity to be SiriusXM subscribers. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Bon Jovi Calls Bieb' An A--hole For Being Late To A Show - [NY DAILY NEWS]
DONE: Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio To Join X-Factor Judge's Table 0 [ENTERTAINMENT WISE]
ABC To Launch New Singing Competition Series: "Sing Your Face Off" - [EW]
Steven Spielberg to Produce "Halo" Series For X-Box - [THE WRAP]
Andrew "Spiderman" Garfield Plays Basketball With Kids - [CELEBUZZ]
Lizz Winstead Now Sorry For Oklahoma Tweet - [TODAY]
Demi Lovato To Ben Stiller: 'Buy My Album' - [HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP]
Mike & Molly Tornado Themed Finale Pulled - [CNN]
UH OH: Barbara Walter's Heavily Intoxicated Daughter Slapped With DUI - [DAILY MAIL]
Brad Pitt On Esquire's Man Issue - [EARSUCKER]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: 'The Wolverine' With Hugh Jackman - [RED CARPET]
A Cry For Help
THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2013 –– In the aftermath of yesterday's devastating tornado which struck the heavily-populated Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, fatalities have now estimated at over 20 people, with over 200 injured. Work crews are still digging out at Plaza Towers Elementary School which already has claimed the lives numerous people. The medical examiner's office has confirmed the tornado killed at least 24 people, including several children. Phil Inzinga, Co-host of The Inzinga and Spinozi Morning Show on 96.9 BOB FM at Cumulus Media, tells Jockline Daily he's had a lot of radio folks ask me him they can help. He encourages them to donate to the Red Cross: Text RedCross to 90999. As seen in the photo taken by The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Dept and posted via Twitter, the nearly two mile wide tornado crumpled hundreds of homes and autos with relative ease. As work crews fled to the affected areas, local tv and radio stations were quick to report the devastation, as well as, begin reaching our for help. Immediately following the news, television and radio host Glenn Beck announced that he would be accompanying a team from Mercury One and Operation Blessing to help out with relief efforts in Oklahoma. Beck put out an open call on Twitter earlier Monday evening for tractor trailers and drivers who would be willing to make the trek to Oklahoma to assist those in grave need. Beck and his team were set to arrive on the ground early this morning.
Mignon Clyburn To Head FCC In Interim
THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2013 –– Following Chairman Julius Genachowski's resignation earlier this year, President Obama nominated Tom Wheeler as his replacement. But, as of yesterday, an interim chair, Mignon Clyburn, was appointed; thus, becoming the first woman to ever head the FCC. Clyburn has been with the FCC since 2009 as a commissioner; before then, she spent over a decade with the South Carolina Public Service Commission. She becomes the 30th chair/ interim chair since the office was first held in 1934; the first female commissioner, Frieda Hennock, was appointed in 1948. Clyburn will be in charge until Wheeler is confirmed by Congress. Prior to her service on The Public Service Commission, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. Clyburn is the daughter of Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.
Talker's 'Shoot Hilary In Genitalia' Comment Draws Secret Service Probe
THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2013 –– You may not be familiar with Pete Santilli (left), host of a web-based radio show and owner of the Guerilla Media Network, but after this week his popularity may get an unexpected boost with the help of the Secret Service. Following his recent comment that he wanted to shoot former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in the vagina, the Secret Service is now planning a probe. According to rawstory.com, a Secret Service spokesperson told Talking Points Memo on Monday that the agency was “aware of Mr. Santilli’s comments and will take the appropriate follow up action.” A spokesperson noted that Santilli had a right to free speech, but added, “the Secret Service has a right and an obligation to determine what a person’s intent is when making comments like this.” Santilli said his comment was in behalf of all of the people who have died at her hands.”
Stars Turn Out For WEEI/Boston's Mike Adams Celebrity Roast
THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2013 –– Guess it pays to be a good sport if you're a sportscaster. WEEI's Mike “Mikey” Adams (right) took quite a ribbing at his recent 'Celebrity Roast,' even drawing a line or two from former WEEI colleague, Glenn Ordway, according to communityadvocate.com. “I’m impressed by your burgeoning career, a career that can only be described as 30-plus marvelous years of doing Carl Yastrzemski impressions,” he said. “Mikey, when you get fired from WEEI – and trust me, it will happen – there’s a whole career for you out there. I can see it now – Mikey Adams coming back, doing impressions and playing the hotel circuit," joked Ordway. Among the other slew of celeb's was actor John Fiore, best known from “Law & Order” and “The Sopranos.” “What’s with the name ‘Mikey’?” Fiore asked. “After 12 years old, you don’t get to be called Mikey anymore." Dave Russo, co-host of New England Sports Network’s “Dirty Water TV added: “Mikey said in an interview that he hopes this will be like ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast,’” Russo said. “It is, because no one under 30 has ever heard of any of the people here ... I haven’t seen this many washed-up losers since ‘Gilligan’s Island."
SURPRISE: Dave & Chuck The Freak Take Over Mornings At WRIF/Detroit
THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2013 –– To the surprise of no one, Dave and Chuck "the Freak" have made it official, the former 89X Windsor morning show are taking over mornings on WRIF/Detroit. Along with a new official photo, they announced on their Facebook page shortly after noon on Monday that they will start with the station on May 28th. "It may not be the biggest surprise anymore, but we are now officially allowed to tell you about our new station. Starting Tuesday May 28th at 6am, we'll be at our new home on 101.1 FM WRIF - Detroit's Rock Station. We are so excited to talk to you all again and are so incredibly thankful for all your words of support & well wishes. By the way, we have great respect for Drew & Mike and their 22 year legacy at the station and waited to share our news until they & their team could officially sign off." Meanwhile, WRIF posted "Congratulations to Dave and Chuck The Freak (and Lisa Wray) on their new home, right here on 101 WRIF." No word on the future of Drew & Mike, but local Detroit sources tell Jockline Daily, don't be surprised to see them land at another station there, soo.
MOTION: KFOG/KSAN Taps Bill Pugh As Op's Manager; Alpha Launches Two New Morning Shows In Portland; LDR Appoints New Director of Sales Plus Four Others
THE MOUTH, MAY 21ST, 2013 –– Bill Pugh has been named Operations Manager for KFOG and KSAN/San Francisco and PD for KFOG. Most recently with Clear Channel in San Diego, he'll now oversee rocker (The Bone) and Triple A legend KFOG as well as becomes the PD for KFOG. Pugh said "I am very excited to join the Cumulus team and looking forward to all the opportunities to expand the brand in San Francisco." Pugh assumes the position effective immediately. –––––––– KBFF/LIVE 95.5 Portland adds "The Morning Mess" with Tanya, Nikki & Mike. Mike and Tanya arrive from WSSX/95SX's Two Girls & a Guy show. Meanwhile, KUPL 98.7, The Bull, kicks off its new morning show "The Bull Ride" with Howie, Monica and Jake. Howie arrives from 105.9/Alice Denver. Monica Lunsford (center) hails from i94)/Indy. Both her and Howie join Portland vet' Jake Bryon (right). ––––––– LDR Appoints Director of Sales and Adds Four Executives to its Team - Tracy Gilliam has taken on the role of director of sales for LDR. She'll be joined by Todd Frost, Steve DiMatteo, Sarah Davis, project manager and Mark Ediss, music content manager.
Cumulus Media And Rod Stewart Team For Two-Hour Special
Daily Show Co-Creator Draws Fire Following OKC Tornado Quip [DAILY CALLER]
Seth MacFarlane WON'T Be Hosting Oscars - [PEOPLE]
Eminem Publisher Suing Facebook - [THR]
Will Smith Messin' In Studio With Kanye West - [HIP HOLLYWOOD]
Now We Can All Sleep; Beyonce Is NOT Preggers - [US]
UH OH: Wolfgang Puck Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit - [NY DAILY NEWS]
Galifianakis Joins 'Hangover III' Premiere With Former Homeless Woman - [NY POST]
Anthony Hopkins Joins Cast of 'Gotti' Biopic - [VARIETY]
Jennifer Lawrence Post First Image of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" - [CBS]
ONE LAST LOOK: Bieber/Gomez Smack Draws Ewwww Look From Taylor Swift - [GOSSIP COP]
Check Out James Franco Cool Street Mural - [HOLLYWOOD]
87 Year Old Condo Owner Takes On The Donald In Chicago - [CHICAGO TRIBUNE]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: ''Blood Ties" With Mila Kunis, Clive Owen And Billy Crudup - [RED CARPET]
Scott Shannon, Bruce Morrow, Howard Stern Named Among Kings Of Radio [AUDIO]
THE MOUTH, MAY 20TH, 2013 –– Nice piece by CNN's Todd Leopold in naming his top 10 all-time great disc jockeys. Even cooler, with each entry there's an audio link. Among those named include: Alan Freed's "Moondog Matinee" show; Philly's Hy Lit, from "Kids in Philly" by Marah; Bruce Morrow of WABC Musicradio77; Jocko Henderson, WOV; The "Ace from Outer Space," a pioneering African-American DJ; Wolfman Jack, KHJ/LA's legendary Robert W. Morgan; "Big Daddy" Tom Donahue, KYA. His San Francisco station, KMPX, is considered the first "free-form" radio station in the U.S.; Casey Kasem, former KRLA/LA host and legendary voice talent; Kid Leo, WMMS; credited with turning Cleveland's WMMS-FM into one of the leading rock stations in the country; Scott Shannon, WPLJ (shown), recognized for his creation of The Zoo format, and Howard Stern. ---GET COMPLETE STORY AND AUDIO LINKS HERE
Taylor Swift Rules At 2013 Billboard Music Awards Show
Stone Temple Pilot Makes Surprise Appearance At KROQ's Annual Weenie Roast
THE MOUTH, MAY 20TH, 2013 ––KROQ-FM LA hosted its 21st annual Weenie Roast this past weekend and in addition to The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Of Monsters and Men, Jimmy Eat World, Silversun Pickups and Imagine Dragons the sold out performance was greeted by, none other than, Stone Temple Pilot who performed their new single “Out of Time.” Featuring Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on vocals (shown), STP played some of their biggest hits. “KROQ’s Weenie Roast is a flagship summer radio concert and one of the most reputable shows of its kind, reaching a diverse and influential audience,” said Ezra Kucharz, President, CBS Local Digital Media. “Each year, KROQ outdoes itself to present this amazing and extensive roster of rock’s hottest established and breaking talent. Having one of these bands would be huge, but having over a dozen of music’s top artists is astounding. The new Stone Temple Pilots single, is available for Free download and on-demand listening via CBS RADIO’s online and mobile destination for the best in music, sports, talk and news programming. As a part of CBS RADIO’s Amplify initiative, audio clips of the song will also be heard on-air on CBS RADIO’s rock and adult hit music stations, and in a unique opportunity for sports fans, “Out of Time” will be highlighted across the company’s local sports stations and CBS Sports Radio programming, for a combined reach of nearly 300 stations nationwide.
Dave & Chuck The Freak To Announce Return To Airwaves
THE MOUTH, MAY 20TH, 2013 –– "It's Friday #itches!! After 6 loooong months we're very excited to be able to break the silence. Details on our next adventure are coming Monday afternoon." That was Dave And Chuck The Freak's announcement on Facebook last Friday following the final show of Drew & Mike on WRIF. And while station officials at WRIF have not commented on D&CTF's rumored takeover of morning drive, that's been the buzz ever since word of Drew & Mike's exit was first reported. Dave Hunter, Lisa Wray and Chuck Urquhart, who left 89X/Windsor last November, have also been tight-lipped, but with their latest FB post, those rumors should be put to rest later today. Meanwhile, filling in on WRIF before the launch of its new morning show, Meltdown will be holding court.
Steve Dahl's 'Still In The Basement' Returns To The Stage
THE MOUTH, MAY 20TH, 2013 –– Chicago's legendary host, Steve Dahl, will be returning to the local stage in two weeks with a sequel to his highly lauded "Still in the Basement." Once again, he'll be joined by the entire cast of characters from the Steve Dahl Podcast Network. According to Chicagoland Radio & Media, last year Steve Dahl performed "Out of the Basement" -- his first live show at the Park West in over ten years. The show was a great success and sold out the theater. This year, he's adding an element of a live talk show, which he'll host. Joining Dahl will be Kevin Matthews, Matt Dahl, Brendan Greeley, Dag Juhlin, James VanOsdol (JVO), and Dino Stamatopoulos. Kevin Matthews will bring his infamous sportscaster, "Jim Shorts." Dino Stamatopoulos -- Starburns from NBC's "Community," creator of Adult Swim's "Frankenhole" and "Moral Orel," and host of the Steve Dahl Network's "Sorry About Everything" -- will debut clips for those in attendance from his new animated series for FOX Television, "High School USA!" Dahl also promises surprise guests and special giveaways for attendees. "Still in the Basement with Steve Dahl" will take place at 8:00pm on June 1st at the Park West Theater, located at 322 W. Armitage in Chicago.
Toronto Mayor Skips Weekend Radio Show Amid Allegations Of Smoking Crack Cocaine On Video
THE MOUTH, MAY 290TH, 2013 –– Toronto Mayor Rob Ford skipped his radio show on CFRB this weekend after allegations he was recorded on a video appearing to smoke crack cocaine. According to The Vancouver Sun, CFRB program director Mike Bendixen tweeted that Ford and his brother Doug, a city councilor wouldn't be behind the microphones this (pas) Sunday for their two-hour talk show “The City." Bendixen says the brother expected to return this coming weekend. Meanwhile, Rob Ford has called the Toronto Star report on the video “ridiculous.” The Toronto Star and the website Gawker.com reported the story Thursday night. Two reporters from the Star and the editor of Gawker said they viewed the cellphone video and said it appears to show Ford smoking crack. They reported the video was shown to them by an alleged drug dealer who has been reportedly trying to sell the video for at least $100,000. Ford’s lawyer Dennis Morris called the reports “false and defamatory.” A Toronto police spokesman said they were monitoring the situation closely. PHOTO/National Post
The RAB Aims At Mobile Sales People In New Web Design
THE MOUTH, MAY 20TH, 2013 –– The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) announced the launch of its latest version of RAB.com. With an updated, fresh design this new site was created with today's mobile salesperson in mind. The site uses a responsive design that automatically reacts to a visitor‚s screen size, so RAB members can search for vital sales intelligence, consumer insights and sales material support no matter if they‚re on their desktop, in the office, or using any mobile device including tablets and smart phones. The section for radio managers, account executives and associate members is navigated through the 7 Steps to Selling Success, a set of principles reinforced through RAB Professional Development training and certification courses. It features sections devoted to prospecting, appointments, research, creative, and proposals and presentations. Managers will also find their own dedicated section with important links to RAB Professional Development, management articles, and sales tips.
WHO's Simon Conway In It To Win It
THE MOUTH, MAY 20TH, 2013 –– Just in case you think only music jocks are the only ones willing to put themselves in funny costumes for fun and laughs, check out WHO/Des Moines Afternoon Drive host Simon. Conway at right. He took the phrase "you've got to be in it to win it" to a whole new level on Friday as he broadcast his show from INSIDE the Powerball! "The comments from our webcam and iHeart Radio audiences along with every line in the place lit up for the entire time I was inside more than justified what we did. It was hot, it was tricky (the headset had to be put on and removed from SImon's head by someone else!), but it was worth it," he said. Des Moines is the Headquarters for Powerball.
Tumblr's 26 Yr. Old David Karp Is Now A Billionaire - [THE WRAP]
Trace Adkins Snares All-Star Celebrity Apprentice 2013 Title - [NJ.COM]
American Idol' Finale Draws Record Low Ratings - [VERIZON]
REPORT: Kelly Rowland & Paulina Rubio In Talks to Join X-Factor As Judges - [THR]
Pregnant Beyonce To Go On With Summer Tour - [E]
Chris Brown Getting Death Threats - [CONTACT MUSIC]
UH OH: Ellen DeGeneres Rips Abercrombie & Fitch Over Size Issue - [ET]
SNL Says Goodbye To Bill Hader With Big Stefon Wedding - [EXTRA TV]
Robin Thicke Poses With High Schoolers On Prom Night - [TMZ]
'Star Trek Into Darkness' Rises To Top Of Weekend B.O's - [HOLLYWOOD]
BBC Confirms Season 8 of 'Dr. Who' - [DEADLINE]
TRAILERS WE LOVE: "Anchorman 2" - [COMING SOON]
Brooklyn Bar Hosting Smallest Weenus Contest - [GOTHAMIST]
Drew & Mike Air Final Show From WRIF/Detroit
THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2013 –– In a radio rarity, longtime Detroit morning duo, Drew & Mike, broadcast their final show this morning at its 22 yr. home, WRIF-FM where they got a chance to say one last goodbye. According to Detroit's Free Press, Some of it's members, like Senior Producer, Marc Fellhauer, started as listeners. “I was in Ann Arbor and I remember thinking, ‘I could work for those idiots. That’s soooo my sense of humor,’ ” says Fellhauer. “Seventeen years later I am still with them. On the long run. Drew Lane said “The show far exceeded anything I had envisioned. When we first started there wasn’t really a talking FM morning show and now there’s like five or six,” says Lane. “We first started having some great success at this time when (Howard) Stern came on. And (Ted) Nugent and Bill Bonds, both huge stars at the time, were also on. After we withstood that, people started to really pay attention.” As for it coming to an end, Mike Clark is still a bit baffled. “..Everything I heard about the why. ... I don’t know, man,” says host Mike Clark. “We had always thought that we’d be ending the show on our terms, when we wanted to. But this last week has been great — so many incredible listeners sharing their memories. I can’t believe they can remember everything in so much detail. It’s been a great run. But we definitely plan on making another one.” Radio historian Art Vuolo was there to film Drew & Mike's final show.
The Bert Show Debuts In D.C.; Brave Calls From Former Show's Fans
THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2013 –– Everyone knows that replacing another show can often come with its share of angry emails and callers. But when that former show has been a market fixture for nearly 24 years, like Mix 107.3's Jack Diamond Show, it's safe to say you'll be in for a bumpier than normal ride. Yesterday, the syndicated Bert Show debuted live from its newest affiliate at Weiss' former home where he once co-hosted with Diamond. To the surprise of many, Weiss, unlike many hosts in this same position, took upset callers head-on by putting them on-air and letting them air their feelings. Weiss didn't back away from its show's make-up by admitting their show may not be as family friendly as Diamond's and would likely be more edgy. As for the initial response, Weiss tells Jockline Daily: The first few days has been exactly what I thought it would be. Our show is so different from Jack's that his p1's aren't gonna be our p1's. Nothing unexpected. It's the difference between Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon. I'm in no rush. It's gonna take a long time to bring listeners to our show 'cause the station is so well branded with Jack; as it should be. So, the ppm answer, not shocked at all by the pushback." He added later: "Jack was at MIX for 24 years. Those comments are a shining example of the legacy he built. If people WEREN'T outraged it would be shocking."
Howard Stern Purchases $52 Million, Palm Beach Mansion
THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2013 –– Like our conferences, Jockline Daily often serves to inspire as much as inform. Perhaps this latest news will achieve that purpose. According to The Daily Mail, radio host and America's Got Talent' judge, Howard Stern, is apparently now set to split time between his apartment in New York with a new $52 million beachfront mansion in Florida (shown). The former home of textile tycoon Martin Trust has 12.5 bathrooms and five bedrooms, plus over 19,000 square foot on the beach. The exclusive community bears a residents' motto 'The best of everything,' and judging from the photo, there's little room for doubt. Among the notable past residents have included the Kennedy clan, Michael Jackson and John Lennon. And somewhere up the road, Rush Limbaugh. PHOTO/Bing
Colleen Addair Hits 25 Year Mark At WIVK-FM Knoxville [VIDEO]
Only Two Host Have Held Midday Slot Since 1980
THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2013 –– Looks like Colleen Addair's move from a small station in West Virginia back in 1988 to WIVK-FM/Knoxville turned out to be great move. Yesterday she celebrated her twenty-fifth year with the country station in middays, a slot only shared by two hosts since 1980. "The biggest thing for me so far...everyday when I sign off the air I get to tell people that God loves them and encourage people. I've heard some very powerful stories about how that made a difference in their life. I don't want to leave that," Addair said during an interview with WBIR TV. Along the way, Addair has experienced a few firsts. She once went into labor while in the studio. In addition to her air shift, she also serves as the station's music director. WATCH VIDEO
Programming Legend, Paul Drew, Passes Away At 78
THE MOUTH, MAY 17TH, 2013 –– One of radios' most revered programmers, Paul Drew, passed away at The Victor Royale Assisted Living in Glendale, CA, of natural causes. Perhaps best known for his reign at RKO's 93/KHJ Los Angeles, he'll also be remembered for his great success at stations CKLW-Detroit and KFRC-San Francisco. Drew, who was raised in Detroit. landed his first radio gig at Wayne State University's WCAR in 1953. In '57 he moved to WGST/Atlanta and segued to crosstown WQXI where he earned his first pd stripes. In 1967 returned home to program CKLW/Detroit (Windsor), then left for WIBG/Philadelphia, KFRC/San Francisco and eventually moved to 93/KHJ, In the 70's he was appointed VP of programming for RKO Radio, a chain which then included KHJ, KRTH, KFRC, WOR & WXLO (99X) New York and WHBQ Memphis. Treasure And Space Coasts' VP/GM Jim Davis commented on his Facebook page: Every broadcaster can name a mentor who was the tipping point in their career. For me, it was Paul Drew at CKLW. He was a tough disciplinarian, scary smart, with a passion for radio that transcended any singular professional I have ever worked with. He changed my life… for the better. What he taught me is forever emblazoned in my mind like the veins on the back of my hands. Drew is survived by his former wife, Ann. Funeral arrangements are private.
Live From Cincinnati, It's Dave Ramsey
CW And CM&E Team For Multi-Year Agreement With iHeart Music Festival
Candice Glover Is America's Idol For 2013 - [PEOPLE]
Seacrest Thinks Bieber Would Make A Great 'Idol Host - [FOX]
Shakira And Usher Returning To 'The Voice' Next SPRING - [EW]
David Beckham Retires; What's Next? - [INDEPENDENT]
UH OH: Kirstie Alley Pissed At Abercrombie And Fitch Over Fat Remarks - [US]
Scarlett Johansson To Make Directorial Debut With Capote Novel - [SCREEN]
Another Day, Another Kanye Rant - [COMPLEX]
NASCAR Legend, Trickle, Passes Away - [WSOC TV]
Christina Aguilera Tweets New Slimmed Down Photo - [EXAMINER]
Patrick Dempsey Purchases Seattle Coffee Chain; Will Marijuana Be Added To The Menu? - [NY DAILY NEWS]
Emma Watson Is All Grown Up - [W]
Iconic Chicago Host, Clark Weber, Returns To The Air At 82
THE MOUTH, MAY 16TH, 2013 –– Chicago’s boomer-age fans of ‘60s rock ‘n roll radio will be transported to another time upon hearing the voice of Clark Weber back on the air. The 35-year veteran of WLS, WIND, WCFL and WJJD can now be heard every Saturday morning at 6:00 a.m. on WIND AM 560. At 82, Weber’s voice hasn’t changed a bit. Weber comes from an era when disc jockeys were as famous as the people who made the music. Having left the airwaves in 1996, retirement has only partially caught up with “Mother Weber’s oldest son.”“People fear retirement as an end to their productive lives,” Weber says. “But those fears are unfounded. Our skills are still valuable and needed.” In addition to the topic of aging, Weber also speaks about his recent memoir chronicling rock and roll's golden age: “Clark Weber's Rock and Roll Radio: 1955 to 1975 The Fun Years.” The book is filled with photos and “behind the scenes” anecdotes and recollections about time spent with an array of stars to include the Beatles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Barbra Streisand and Janis Joplin. WLS PHOTO/Jeff Roteman's WLS page
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