Industry News

  • CRB Announces Fifth Installment of CRS360 Webinar Series
    on September 17, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) will present the latest installment of its CRS360 webinar series on Tuesday, September 24 at 1pm (CT), with an episode titled, "Continuous Diary Market Measurement: An Update." Nielsen's plan to implement

  • Pioneering Journalist Cokie Roberts Dead at 75
    on September 17, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Radio Online is very sad to report acclaimed journalist and author Cokie Roberts has died at age 75. The cause of death has been reported as complications from breast cancer. Roberts recently acknowledge she'd had "health issues" over the summer and was doing fine. Over her illustrious career,

  • Entercom's New Podcast for Yankee's Fans with John Sterling
    on September 17, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Entercom has announced the launch of Pinstripes andamp; Bright Lights, a RADIO.COM Original podcast series hosted by legendary play-by-play New York Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling. The weekly podcast will focus on baseball and Yankees history. In Pinstripes andamp; Bright Lights, Sterling

  • NABOB Announces 43rd Annual Fall Broadcast Conference
    on September 17, 2019 at 11:20 am

    The NABOB 43nd Annual Fall Broadcast Management Conference and 19th Power of Urban Radio Forum will take place on October 2-3, 2019 at The Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008. The conference presented panels and

  • New Office and Studios Open For Moody Radio Chattanooga
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:44 am

    A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Friday, Sept. 13, for Moody Radio Chattanooga's newly renovated office and studios. The ceremony celebrated and reopened the station's building after a year of renovations due to extensive fire damage in

  • Pilot's AI Innovation Challenge to Benefit Broadcasters
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:39 am

    PILOT, NAB's technology innovation initiative, is accepting submissions for the fourth annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. New this year, the program will provide support to the winners to develop a prototype for PILOT that uses AI to enhance broadcasters' audience engagement. The 2019 PILOT

  • MeTV FM Presents the First K-TEL and Ronco Weekend
    on September 17, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Fri., September 20, and running through midnight on Sun., September 22, MeTV FM presents its first-ever "K-Tel and Ronco Weekend," a salute to the eclectic music collections issued by these record compilation companies in the ‘70s and early ‘80s. Long befor

  • Key Networks Expands Leadership at Audio Ad Sales Division
    on September 17, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Radio syndication company Key Networks will now offer network audio advertising sales to producers and service/program providers. Leading the new team will be executive Jim Higgins in the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Ad sales veteran Rich Baum has been appointed as Executiv

  • SBG's Sun Latino Turns Eight, Launches New Sports Division
    on September 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Sun Broadcast Group hits a milestone as its Hispanic network, Sun Latino, celebrates its eight year. The milestone is being celebrated with a fresh new look and the introduction of "Sun Deportes," a targeted 24/7 Spanish-Language sports offering already airing in over 385 affiliates. Sun Deportes

  • Eddie One Takes Afternoon Drive on Cali 93.9/Los Angeles
    on September 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Meruelo Media's KLLI-FM (Cali 93.9) Los Angeles taps Eddie One as its new host for afternoons from 3-7pm, starting Monday. Director of Programming E-Man announced that One has been officially named the station's Assistant Program Director. He joins Cali 93.9 after 14 years with with crosstown

  • iHM/DC-Baltimore Names Danny Bortnick Region SVP/Sales
    on September 16, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    iHeartMedia names Danny Bortnick as Region Senior Vice President of Sales for Washington DC-Baltimore, effective immediately. He'll oversee the sales operations teams in both markets. Bortnick is a media veteran with over a decade of experience, most recently serving as the Senior VP/Sales for

  • Three U.S. Representatives Join Local Radio Freedom Act
    on September 16, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Three Members of the House of Representatives have added their co-sponsorship to a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals Members of Congress's opposition to any potentia

  • Entercom and Kansas City Royals Ink Broadcast Extension
    on September 16, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Entercom and the Kansas City Royals have announced a new five-year extension to continue airing the MLB team on KCSP-AM (610 Sports Radio) through the 2024 season. The Sports outlet been the broadcast home of the team in the Kansas City market since 2008. Under the agreement, 610 Sports Radio

  • Triton Digital Appoints Daryl Battaglia as Senior VP
    on September 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Triton Digital appoints Daryl Battaglia as Senior Vice President/Market Development andamp; Strategy, Audience Research. He joins the company following a 22-year career at Nielsen where he held various positions including leading strategy and product development for their Media Analytics business.

  • Hall Communications/Lakeland, FL OM Mike James to Retire
    on September 16, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Hall Communications/Lakeland, FL OM Mike James has announced his retirement, effective December 31, wrapping up a 40-year career in broadcasting. James joined WPCV-FM (97 Country) as Program Director in 2004, and was promoted to OM for the 4-station cluster in 2006, adding Adult Hits WWRZ-FM, Talk

  • Radio Milwaukee Names Ayisha Jaffer as PC/Afternoon Host
    on September 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    WYMS-FM (88Nine)/Milwaukee names former artist manager and air talent Ayisha Jaffer as afternoon host and Promotions Coordinator. She'll host the Alternative outlet's weekday afternoon shift from 2-6pm. As Promotions Coordinator, Jaffer will book the station's weekly 414 Live on-air performanc

  • C13Originals Launches Long May They Run Music Podcast Series
    on September 16, 2019 at 10:53 am

    C13Originals has announced the launch of Long May They Run, a groundbreaking music documentary series about iconic touring bands who have a lasting impact on music culture, the industry, music streaming, touring, their fans and beyond. The first season will focus on the band Phish, exploring in

  • Cumulus Appoints John Toohey As Vice President, Finance
    on September 16, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Cumulus Media has appointed media finance executive John Toohey as Vice President, Finance for the Company. Based out of New York City and Atlanta, his new role includes financial planning and analysis, budgeting, and special projects. He will report directly to John Abbot, Executive Vic

  • Wolfman Jack Back on the Air in Charlotte and Odessa
    on September 16, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Envision Networks syndicated The Wolfman Jack Radio Show is now airing in two new markets. In a strange coincidence, or is it the Wolfman's way of beckoning from beyond, both stations sit on the dial at 1490 AM. The two latest additions are Charlotte, NC's 1490 WSVM-AM every Sunday from 7 p.m. to

  • Tom Tolbert Extends Deal with KNBR-FM and AM San Francisco
    on September 16, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Cumulus Media announces that Tom Tolbert, popular sports radio personality heard on San Francisco's KNBR 104.5FM andamp; 680AM The Sports Leader, has signed a multi-year deal with the company. Tolbert has been with KNBR since 1996 and currently co-hosts Tolbert, Krueger andamp; Brooks with Larry

  • Entravision Appoints McCauley SVP/Marketing Palm Springs
    on September 16, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Entravision Communications Corporation has appointed Robert McCauley Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions, effective immediately. Reporting to Juan Navarro, Regional Vice President of Local Media Sales, McCauley will be responsible for sales management and growth of t

  • Entravision Names Erin Voden SVP Integrated Marketing in DC
    on September 16, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Entravision Communications Corporation has announced the appointment of Erin Voden as Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Solutions for its Washington, D.C. market, effective immediately. Reporting to Juan Navarro, Regional Vice President of Local Media Sales, she will oversee and manag

  • Jacobs Media Announces Its 2020 CES Tour for Broadcasters
    on September 16, 2019 at 12:01 am

    For the fourth consecutive year, Jacobs Media is organizing tours for radio broadcasters at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. CES is known as the world's gathering place for technology, with displays and showcases including smart speakers, the connected car, 5G, AI and many new

  • ''America's 1st News'' Moves Studios To Flagship KTTH/Seattle
    on September 15, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    KTTH-AM andamp; FM/Seattle is the new flagship station for syndicated "America's 1st News with Matt Ray" where he'll broadcast live weekday mornings. Now in its second year, AFN has grown to 85 affiliates and airs on several major market outlets. Ray is a 20-year News/Talk veteran whose background […]

  • iHeartMedia Denver Names Dave Barnett Senior VP/Sales
    on September 13, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    iHeartMedia names Dave Barnett as Senior VP/Sales for its cluster in Denver, effective immediately. He joins the local group from the iHM/Tampa, where he most recently was VP/Sales for NewsRadio WFLA and 95.3 WDAE and the cluster's Director of Sports, working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa