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Roberts CBS Radio VP/Country
CBS Radio names Tim Roberts as VP/Country Programming, effective immediately. He's currently VP/Music Programming for the company's cluster in Detroit, with direct programming oversight of Country station WYCD-FM, Classic Hits WOMC-FM and Top 40 WDZH-FM, a role he will retain. Roberts is a veteran Country music programmer More

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WXPN Names Talia Schlanger New ''World Cafe'' Host
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WXPN-FM/Philadelphia, a member-supported public radio outlet of the University of Pennsylvania, has announced that Talia Schlanger will succeed David Dye as host of syndicated music radio program "World Cafe," starting on Monday, April 3. A native More

iHM/Tampa Names Pete Norden as Area SVP/Sales
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iHeartMedia Tampa appoints Pete Norden as Area Senior VP/Sales, effective immediately. Norden has been with iHeartMedia for more than 19 years, most recently serving as Market President for iHM's cluster in Sarasota for the past nine years. An More

FCC Expands FM Translator Area for AM Stations
The FCC is expanding the site locations where FM translators can rebroadcast AM radio stations. The Commission says that the amended rule provides "greater flexibility" for an AM station to place a rebroadcasting FM translator in a location where it More

iHeartMedia Q4 Radio Revenues Climb 4.5%
iHeartMedia reported fourth quarter consolidated revenue increased 0.5%, while iHM (radio) revenues grew 4.5% to $939.1 million from $898.9 million in 2015. These revenues were up 2.2% when excluding political revenue. iHM operating income (OI) climbed 41.1% to $315.6 million from $309.3 million, while OIBDAN gained 2% to $377.1 million More

FOX News Radio Host Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66
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Sad to report that FOX News talk host and FOX News Radio personality Alan Colmes died Thursday morning after a brief illness. He was 66. "America's Newsroom" co-anchor Bill Hemmer announced the news during Thursday's broadcast of the FOX program. Colmes was, of course, the former co-host on "Hannity & Colmes," a nightly political More

Triton Digital Releases the December Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for December. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform, accredited by the Media Rating Council. Total listening for clients measured in December showed 4.87 million Average Active More

Andy Grammer to Perform at 2017 Golden Mike Award
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced that songwriter and recording artist Andy Grammer will perform at the 2017 Golden Mike Award on Monday, February 27 in New York City. The annual black-tie gala is a major fundraiser for the Broadcasters Foundation's charitable mission to provide financial assistance to broadcasters in More

2017 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the 50 finalists for the 30th Annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Winners will be announced and the finalists will be honored at the NAB Radio More

Westwood One's Podcast Portfolio Expands By Four
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Westwood One expands its podcast content, announcing new podcast partnerships with NBC Sports Radio's "The Leisuremen" personalities Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff, the political website The Daily Wire with two podcasts from Ben Shapiro and Andrew Klavan and Entrepreneurs En Vogue, featuring Miss New York U.S., Iman Oubou. Westwood One More

Entercom Q4 Revenues Up 5%, Earnings Decline
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Entercom Communications reported fourth quarter net revenues grew 5% to $123.2 million from $117 million in 2015. Station expenses increased 6% to $81.1 million from $76.7 million, while station operating income (SOI) was up 3% to $42.1 million. Adjusted EBITDA was flat at $35.2 million. The company posted a net income of $10.8 million More

AudioHQ Signs With ART19 for Podcast Hosting
AudioHQ signs with podcast technology provider ART19 to provide podcast hosting and distribution. The partnership will furnish AudioHQ, a seller of streaming audio advertising, with data and targeting capabilities in podcasting. Additionally, ART19's WarpFeed technology will enable AudioHQ to target and serve fresh host-read ads across More

Entravision Joins Interactive Advertising Bureau
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Benztown Releases Top Voiceover Professionals in Radio
Benztown has released its third annual Benztown 50 list, the radio industry's exclusive listing of the top 50 voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada. Benztown enlisted P1 Media Group to compile and analyze industry data that was the foundation for the list. More than 300 U.S. and Canadian radio groups provided information for More

WKHX's Cadillac Jack Recovering From Heart Attack
RADIO ONLINE is happy to report that Atlanta's WKHX-FM (Kicks 101.5) morning host Cadillac Jack is resting comfortably after surgery to install three stents to clear a blockage to one side of his heart. His wife, Donna, reported: "Caddy was swimming yesterday and began to feel dizzy. Fortunately my nanny forced him to call 911. It saved More

Podcast Hosts Ask Their Listeners to ''Try A Pod''
For the first time, podcast publishers have joined forces to introduce new audiences to the medium. During the month of March, the hosts of hundreds of shows including "Stuff You Should Know," "Planet Money," "Missing Richard Simmons," and "Crimetown," will encourage listeners to introduce a friend, relative or co-worker to a new More

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Ashley Z Takes Nights at WWWQ (Q100)/Atlanta
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Ashley Elzinga (aka Ashley Z) joins CHR WWWQ-FM (Q100) Atlanta for nights from 7-12midnight. She replaces Adam Bomb, who moves to afternoons on Q100. Ashley Z was previously night personality for CHR KDND-FM (107.9 The End) Sacramento. Prior to that, she hosted middays for Rhythmic CHR WNRG-FM Milwaukee. She also
Los Pichy Boys Join WRTO/Miami to Host Mornings
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Univision taps social media stars Alejandro Gonzalez and Maikel Rodriguez, better known as "Los Pichy Boys," to join WRTO-FM (Mix 98.3 FM) Miami to host a new morning program, beginning Monday, February 27 from 6-10am weekdays. Los Pichy Boys got their start in 2007 on YouTube, their clips filled with relatable Latin cultural
104.3 The Fan/Denver Adds Polumbus and Cecil Show
In the spirit of NFL free agency beginning in less than two weeks, Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the signing of two talented free-agent personalities to join the team. Former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus and current Fan Broncos Insider Cecil Lammey, will host, weekdays from 9-10a,
Shmonty in the Morning to Stay on Rock 102.1/Tucson
Rock102.1 KFMA/Tucson is happy to announce that Shmonty in the Morning will continue broadcasting on the station. Eric Ashmont "Shmonty" is still moving for family reasons, but will still broadcast his show with from the east coast. Producer Mic Beef Vegan will take on a more prominent role in the studio back in Tucson.

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Ashley Elzinga (aka Ashley Z) joins CHR WWWQ-FM (Q100) Atlanta for nights from 7-12midnight. She replaces Adam Bomb, who moves to afternoons on Q100. Ashley Z was previously night personality for CHR KDND-FM (107.9 The End) Sacramento. Prior to that, she hosted middays for Rhythmic CHR WNRG-FM Milwaukee. She also worked with Ryan Seacrest Productions in Los Angeles as part of the digital media team and was night personality at WKHQ in Traverse City, MI.

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