Industry News

  • Adams Radio Group to Sell Fort Wayne IN Oldies Combo
    on May 24, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Adams Radio Group has agreed to sell 1kW Oldies WLYV-AM (1450) and 250W W282CH-FM (104.3)/Fort Wayne, IN to Brian Walsh of Warsaw, IN. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Adams Radio Group is a Minnesota-based company headed by Ron Stone and owns stations serving Indiana, New Mexico, Maryland and […]

  • WGRR's O'Brien Named 2019 L and L Society's Man of the Year
    on May 24, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    WGRR-FM/Cincinnati morning co-host Chris O'Brien is named the 2019 Leukemia andamp; Lymphoma Society's Man of the Year for the Tri-State Southern Chapter. He captured the title for his efforts to fight blood cancer by raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia andamp; Lymphoma Society during a […]

  • Country Oldies Show Host Steve Warren Inducted into HSHoF
    on May 24, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    "The Country Oldies Show" host and veteran radio personality Steve Warren has been inducted into his alma mater the New Albany (Indiana) High School's Hall of Fame. New Albany High School is famed for launching the first all-student operated FM radio station in the U.S., WNAS-FM in 1948. Warren […]

  • Cumulus Indianapolis Flips CHR WYRG-FM to Rock as ''93-9X''
    on May 24, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Cumulus Media flips CHR WYRG-FM (Energy 93.9)/Indianapolis to "93-9X" with the slogan "Indy's Rock Station." The new Rock outlet will play songs from Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Metallica, Nirvana and Guns 'N Roses, among others. 93-9X will run commercial-free through Memorial Day weekend. […]

  • NAB Appoints Five to Radio Board of Directors
    on May 23, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    NAB Radio Board Chairman Randy Gravley has made five appointments to the NAB Radio Board of Directors, effective at the beginning of the June board meeting, held June 10-12. Reappointed for another two-year term as Designated Representatives were Bustos Media Holdings President Amador Bustos, […]

  • KSMG (Magic 105.3) San Antonio Adds Tony Cortez to Nights
    on May 23, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    KSMG-FM (Magic 105.3) San Antonio adds 25-year veteran air personality Tony Cortez to its air talent roster, weekdays from 7pm to midnight, effectively immediately. Cortez calls San Antonio home and has spent more than 18 years of his career in the Alamo City. Named best local radio personality by […]

  • Edison Research to Offer ''The Social Habit 2019'' Webinar
    on May 23, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    According to the Infinite Dial 2019 report from Edison Research and Triton Digital revealed in March, Facebook usage with Americans 12+ has declined from 67% to 61% since 2017. That's a net loss of 15 million users who may not have deleted their accounts, but have otherwise dropped off the rolls of […]

  • Entercom Las Vegas Signs to Air Wolf Pack Programming
    on May 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    The Wolf Pack has unveiled a broadcast relationship with Entercom/Las Vegas which provides listeners with a full slate of University of Nevada game action and related programming through the 2020-21 collegiate athletics season. KXST-AM (CBS Sports Radio 1140) will serve as the primary radio home, […]

  • ESPN's Jason Fitz and Sarah Spain Expand Multi-Platform Roles
    on May 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    ESPN's Jason Fitz and Sarah Spain -- who regularly appear across multiple platforms at the network -- will expand their roles beginning Tuesday, May 28. Fitz will become a regular part of ESPN Radio's weekday morning lineup, while Spain will be hosting a new weeknight radio show. The duo has hosted […]

  • Entercom Names Adam Wolfson Channel Q Director Of Sales
    on May 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Entercom names Adam Wolfson as Director of Sales for Channel Q. In this role, Wolfson will oversee sales efforts for the LGBTQ+ Talk Radio Network, currently airing in thirteen markets. Wolfson has been a General Sales Manager for Entercom since 2014. Prior to joining the company, he served in […]

  • Cumulus Media Seeks Foreign Ownership Ruling From FCC
    on May 23, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Cumulus Media has filed a petition with the FCC seeking a declaratory ruling requesting that the agency find it would serve the public interest to permit up to a 100 percent aggregate foreign investment (voting and equity) in Cumulus Media Inc., which is a Delaware corporation. Cumulus filed the […]

  • Triton Digital Integrates audio CC's AdPerform DSP with a2x
    on May 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Triton Digital and audio CC, a provider of a DSP in the radio and audio sector, have announced a partnership, whereby audio CC's AdPerform DSP is now integrated with Triton Digital's programmatic audio marketplace, a2x. The integration enables audio CC's buyers to execute targeted, non-skippable, […]

  • Entercom Receives Nine 2018 APTRA Awards
    on May 23, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Entercom has been awarded nine 2018 Associated Press Television and Radio Association Awards (APTRA). The organization honors outstanding journalism across thirteen western states. KCBS All News (KCBS-AM / KFRC-FM), The Bay Area's News Leader, received first place in seven categories, including top […]

  • Meruelo Media Agrees to Acquire KXOS-FM/Los Angeles
    on May 22, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Meruelo Media has enter into agreements with 93.9 Holdings, Inc. and Grupo Radio Centro to purchase 18.5kW Regional Mexican KXOS-FM (Radio Centro 93.9 FM) in Los Angeles. KXOS-FM will join the company's existing cluster of KPWR, KDAY, KDEY-FM, KWHY-TV and KBEH. The acquisition follows Meruelo […]

  • WBOS-FM/Boston Names Adam 12 as New Midday Personality
    on May 22, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Beasley Media Group names Adam 12 as the new midday air personality at Classic Rock WBOS-FM (Rock 92.9) Boston. His new show will air live weekdays from 11am-4pm beginning Monday June 3. The radio veteran most recently served as an air personality, Imaging Director and Social Media Director at […]

  • Mike Crispino Extends Broadcast Deal with WUCS-FM/Hartford
    on May 22, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    iHeartMedia Hartford inks Mike Crispino to broadcast agreement extension as UConn Football andamp; Basketball play-by-play announcer on Sports WUCS-FM (97.9 ESPN), effective immediately. He's a member of the UConn Radio Broadcast Team and covers play-by-play for UConn Football, UConn Men's […]

  • 2019 Radio Show Launches New Tech-Focused Program
    on May 22, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    The 2019 Radio Show will debut a new day-long, technology-intensive program on Tuesday, September 24. "Tech Tuesday" will feature educational sessions, hands-on workshops, networking events and exclusive vendor access. The Radio Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and […]

  • Indianapolis 500 Coverage to Broadcast Live on SiriusXM
    on May 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    SiriusXM will offer coverage of the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 26 with race-day coverage beginning at 10am ET. Leading up to the green flag, listeners will hear commentary and analysis from the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network […]

  • Entercom, Cadence13 Launch ''To War And Back'' Podcast
    on May 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Entercom and Cadence13 have announced the launch of "To War and Back," a RADIO.COM Original podcast series exploring the lives of three combat veterans and their journeys on the battlefield and on their return home. The full six-episode series will launch on June 10. "To War and Back" features […]

  • Brandon Satterfield Named PD for Q102/Philadelphia
    on May 22, 2019 at 9:13 am

    iHeartMedia has chosen Brandon "Buster" Satterfield as the new program director for Q102 in Philadelphia, effective June 17. He will report to Brian Check SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia Philadelphia and imports from iHeartMedia's 93.3 FLZ in Tampa, Florida where he most recently served as the […]

  • Adrian Kulp Joins The Ty Bentli Show as Senior Executive Producer
    on May 22, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Cumulus Media has announced that Westwood One's internationally syndicated The Ty Bentli Show has added Adrian Kulp to the team as Senior Executive Producer. Kulp will oversee digital, programming, and production of The Ty Bentli Show, which can be heard in markets across the U.S. and UK from its […]

  • KQRS's Michele Tafoya Wins Third Sports Emmy
    on May 22, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Michele Tafoya, co-host of "The Tom Barnard Show" on Cumulus Minneapolis-St. Paul's KQRS and long-time sideline reporter for NFL games, was named Outstanding Sports Personality Reporter at Monday's 40th Annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City. Tafoya previously won in the same category in 2012 […]

  • iHeartMedia Boston Names Adam Ralston VP of Marketing
    on May 21, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    iHeartMedia Boston names 17-year radio marketing veteran Adam Ralston as Vice President of Marketing, effective May 20. A majority of his career has been spent in Boston, overseeing a variety of stations including WAAF, WRKO, WKAF and the WEEI Sports Radio Network. Ralston has also contributed his […]

  • WGN's Mary Sandberg Boyle Named Director of News and Operations
    on May 21, 2019 at 10:50 am

    WGN Radio announced that Mary Sandberg Boyle has been named as Director of News and Operations beginning Monday, June 3. "Mary brings us years of success managing high profile talent and a fresh vision for the next generation of WGN Radio," said Station Manager and Vice President of Content Todd […]

  • iHM Names Kareem Chin SVP and Head of Investor Relations
    on May 21, 2019 at 10:45 am

    iHeartMedia has named media industry veteran Kareem Chin Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations, effective today. Chin will be based in New York and will report to Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc. In his new role, Chin […]