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NextRadio has announced that AT&T is the latest phone carrier to take a proactive stance by including FM chip activation in their 2016 smartphone device specs. This is a big milestone for the radio industry and all the work by the radio industry and support for this initiative seems to be paying off. More

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Cumulus Names Thomas as WLS-FM/Chicago PD
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Brian Thomas
Cumulus Media names veteran programming exec Brian Thomas as Program Director of Classic Hits WLS-FM/Chicago. He'll will continue to serve Cumulus as Corporate Program Director for the Country format, and will now also oversee Classic Hits for the More

Westwood One Boosts Sales Team w/Two New Hires
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Angela Codella and Roman Gwin
Westwood One adds two veteran sales executives to its sales roster. Angela Codella joins the New York office as Director of National Partnerships, while Roman Gwin joins the Los Angeles office also as Director of National Partnerships. Before More

Zac Brown Celebrates Labor Day Weekend with WO
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GRAMMY, ACM, and CMA award-winning artist Zac Brown becomes the latest to front one of Westwood One's holiday music specials. Brown, leader of Zac Brown Band, will gather some of his A-list Country friends -- such as Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia More

John Landecker Leaving WLS-FM/Chicago
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John Landecker
It's hard to even think the name John Landecker without immediately thinking of Chicago's WLS. At age 68, the legendary DJ is calling it quits and resigning from his 8-11pm night shift on Cumulus's WLS-FM. Friday will be his last day on the station. Reportedly, it's the first time Landecker has voluntarily left a radio station without More

San Diego Gulls Inks Multi-Year Deal with BCA
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The San Diego Gulls ink a multi-year deal with Broadcast Company of the Americas to broadcast all of the the American Hockey League (AHL) club's regular and post-season contests. As the flagship, all San Diego Gulls games, both home and away, will be broadcast on Mighty 1090 AM or ESPN 1700 AM, as well as streamed live at More

Emmis Ups Walsh to President, Hornaday Named CFO
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Patrick Walsh and Ryan Hornaday
In a series of promotions, Emmis Communications elevates Patrick Walsh (far left) to President/COO, while Ryan Hornaday is named Executive VP/Chief Financial Officer, effective August 1. Company founder Jeff Smulyan remains Chairman/CEO. Walsh joined Emmis in 2006 as CFO and most recently served as Executive VP, CFO and COO. Hornaday More

AdLarge Media Forms Ad Sales Deal with AP News
AdLarge Media continues to expand in the digital audio space with its latest deal for national ad sales representation of The Associated Press' news digital on-demand service via the AudioBoom podcast platform. The agreement broadens the reach of AP's breaking news audio service and allows affiliate stations to host on-demand audio on More

Alex Brandon named GM of AGM/Durango CO Outlets
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American General Media Regional Manager Bill Kruger has announced that Alex Brandon is elevated to General Manager for its local group of stations and allied business initiatives in Durango, CO. In his new role, Brandon will oversee the Durango station cluster and retain his role as Sales Manager. Since rejoining the company in 2011, More

RTDNA Releases Annual Radio/TV Staffing Survey
Research by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) shows radio newsroom employment and staffing remained mostly unchanged in the past year. The typical radio news operation has a full-time news staff of one, with the typical radio News Director overseeing the news on an average of 2.4 stations. Nearly 80 percent of More

Rewind 107.7 Becomes ''Ithaca Commons Radio''
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W299BI-FM (Rewind 107.7)/Ithaca, NY, is adding a twist to its programming for the next eight weeks as the local Classic Hits outlet becomes "Ithaca Commons Radio." The station will play the same music, but mixed in will be programming and promotional content specific to downtown and the Ithaca Commons. ICR will feature audio vingettes More

iHeartRadio Partners with Snapchat Discover
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's streaming music and digital radio service, has announced a new iHeartRadio channel on Snapchat Discover. The channel will feature custom created music, pop culture and entertainment news content. The channel became available on Monday. The new partnership will allow Snapchatters to explore daily iHM editorial More

CBS Radio/Philly Ups Yadgaroff to SVP/Market Mgr.
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CBS Radio/Philadelphia appoints David Yadgaroff as the new Senior VP/Market Manager overseeing News KYW-AM, Sports WIP-FM, Talk WPHT-AM, Classic Hits WOGL-FM, CHR WZMP-FM and Country WXTU-FM, effective Monday, August 3. Yadgaroff, a graduate of Penn State University, has been with the company for 20 years and has held posts such as More

Radio Show Unlocks Programmatic Buying Potential
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The 2015 Radio Show will feature a General Session on programmatic advertising on Wednesday, September 30 from 4-5:30pm, entitled "Unlocking Programmatic's Potential." The session will include a three-part discussion, presented by Prohaska Consulting CEO Matt Prohaska (pictured), on how radio sellers, buyers and technology companies can More

''Dave Ramsey Show'' Joins WRKO/Boston Lineup
"The Dave Ramsey Show" joins the line-up of Talk WKRO-AM/Boston, weekdays from 7-10pm ET, beginning July 27. Hosted by author Dave Ramsey, the radio talk show focuses on life and how it happens to revolve around money. Popular segments include "plasectomies" and "Debt Free Screams" -- where listeners call in to tell Ramsey how much debt More

Manhattan College Signs with Learfield Sports
Manhattan College inks an athletic multimedia rights in a multi-year agreement with Learfield Sports, a radio play-by-play provider and a rightsholder to more than 100 collegiate properties. The local Learfield entity dedicated to Manhattan College will manage all aspects of the Jaspers' rights including signage, digital, corporate More

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Roger & JP Join 102.5 The Bone/Tampa for Middays
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Cox Media Group (CMG) Tampa is adding talk show Roger & JP to 102.5 The Bone, REAL.RAW.RADIO WHPT-FM. The show will air on The Bone weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Roger & JP are a great fit for the BONE and the Tampa Market," said Director of Branding and Programming John Brennan. "The team is excited
WQDR/Raleigh Taps Sean Cash for Middays
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After reviewing over 200 candidate packages during a nationwide search, WQDR 94-7QDR/Raleigh has named Sean Cash (Sean Varicalli) as their new midday host (10am-3pm weekdays) effective August 10. Cash comes via WYCD and WOMC (CBS) Detroit and WJIM 97.5 NOW FM (Townsquare) Lansing Michigan. CMG VP of programming and QDR

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Cumulus announces that long running Salt Lake City morning team Johnson & Johnson is back at Country KUBL-FM (K-BULL 93) with a new morning show that debuts on Monday, July 27 from 5:30-10am. Tommy Johnson and Joe Johnson -- known on-air as Johnson & Johnson -- originally came to Salt Lake City in 1997 and spent the following 14 years on K-BULL 93 and received an ACM nomination for Large Market Morning Show Of The Year.

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