The seminar before the seminar.

Country consultants Mike O’Malley and Becky Brenner will hold their 25th annual Pre-CRS Seminar the day before the start of the Country Radio Seminar, Wednesday, February 13. The consultants will offer a preview of their 14th annual online perceptual study,…

Senate confirms Carr, Starks.

The US Senate has confirmed the administration’s nomination of Geoffrey Starks to the Democrat seat on the Commission, and a full term for Brendan Carr. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised Stark’s “wealth of experience and expertise,” and noted that Carr…

FCC Chairman passes on CES.

Ajit Pai has canceled his scheduled trip to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the second year, this time out of concerns for the government shutdown. (Last year his no-show was because of security concerns after he’d received…

Sy Dresner Passes.

The former owner of WCCC/Hartford makes the SMRN cut for two reasons: First, he took a chance on a young, adenoidal Howard Stern when few would. Second, and more indelible, is that, thanks to the aforesaid Mr. Stern, he throughly…

NBC gambles on new feature.

Westwood One says that NBC Radio debuted a new show, “The Daily Line,” hosted by Michael Jenkins, the day after New Year’s. According to NBC Sports Ventures SVP Rob Simmelkjaer, the program “ looks at sports through the lens of…

Veteran affiliate rep joins LRN.

Local Radio Networks (LRN) has snagged Matt Caldaronello as vice president of affiliate sales. Caldaronello has more than 20 years of network radio experience in 24/7 music formats, most recently as vice president of affiliate management for Westwood One. “Matt…

Ed Baer, 82.

The jock’s jock, Baer worked weekends at WMCA while holding down full-time weekday shifts at WICC/Bridgeport and other NY-area stations, transitioned to Country, Sports, Talk, and other formats at various stations in and around the city, before eventually settling into…