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Premiere names official Rush replacement.

It’ll take two personalities to fill the shoes of the estimable Mr. Limbaugh—Buck Sexton, currently doing evenings for the network, and Clay Travis, who does mornings for Fox Sports Radio. “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” starts June 21,…

What not to do in the month of May.

The evening host and his producer at Los Angeles station KFI have been suspended because of a bit parodying an Asian American woman. Tim Conway, Jr. and Sheron Bellio have more time on their hands right now because of Bellio’s…

NAB honors Beasley.

Caroline Beasley, CEO of the Beasley Media Group, is set to receive this year’s NAB National Radio Award during the NAB/RAB Radio Show in October. Ms. Beasley is a second-generation broadcaster, joined the family firm founded by her father, George…

We’re back!

According to the April Nielsen sweeps, radio listening is on the rise again. This is the second month in a row at PPM markets are registering increases as the nation gradually emerges from under the coronavirus cloud. In fact, radio’s…

IBA unveils latest member benefit.

Another in a series of members-only webinars for the Independent Broadcasters Association will be held later this month with the topic, “Selling in the Culture of Response,” featuring Paul Agase, CRO of AnalyticOwl. Says IBA president Ron Stone, “The ability…

If you’re going, now’s the time to sign up.

Registration for the NAB Show, the NAB-RAB Radio show, and the NAB Sales and Management Television Exchange is now open. The NAB Show and the Radio show will be held consecutively, October 9-13 and October 13-14, respectively. Chris Brown, executive…

Nick Cannon goes to the Show.

In the first of what will be many announcements concerning the upcoming media convention in Las Vegas, the NAB Show confirms that Los Angeles radio morning guy and entertainment mogul Nick Cannon will appear at two events—The Sales and Management…

Radio Mercury Awards call for entries opens next month.

June 7 is the date when radio stations, advertisers, and agencies can submit their entries for this year’s RAB Radio Mercury Awards. The deadline will be Monday, August 9; finalists will be announced in late September; and the winners will…

BIA: Radio down almost 25% last year.

According to the latest Investing in the Radio Market Report from BIA Advisory Services, radio advertising fell 23.6% in the year 2020. There was not a lot of good news last year, but let us say the least bad news…