Scott Shannon Has Left the Building.

Mr. Shannon capped a stellar 40-plus-year career with a super signoff party featuring radio and entertainment superstars and well-wishers from all over the place—not the least of whom was “radio’s best friend,” Art Vuolo, who, as usual, recorded the whole…

Rap Music Is Tops in 23 States.

That’s according to WiseVoter, who also found that Country was second by being favored in 22 states, while the Rock format is only predominant in five states. America’s favorite artist? Take a guess. (Hint: the first name rhymes with shmailor.)

The Enemy of My Enemy. . .

The National Association of Broadcasters finds itself on the same side as SoundExchange in opposing the new streaming royalty rates for radio—although for diametrically opposing reasons. The NAB, on behalf of the radio industry, argues that a rate increase to…

Three CPB Board Members Confirmed.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting saw Senate confirmation of three board members—one of whom, Ruby Dee Calvert, will be serving a second term, while Kathy Im and Diane Kaplan will be serving their first terms. Ms. Im is the Chicago-based…

Duke Wright, 83.

The president and CEO of Midwest Communications—a privately owned multi-market station group, a true rarity these days—died earlier this month. Duey “Duke” Wright bought his first station in Wausau in 1958. Over the years, the company expanded, and now owns…

New Awards Program for Techies.

The National Association of Broadcasters, in conjunction with Amazon Web Services, has a new awards program to recognize people and companies who develop, and products that are developed, representing outstanding innovations in media technology that promote conservation and reusability of…

Two less Stations in the Database.

At the end of the year 2022, Lake Powell Communications took off the air Country KPGE AM and FM translator K252FG (98.5), and Variety Hits KXAZ and translator K261BX (100.1), all licensed to Page, AZ. Lake Powell Communications owner Janet…