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Foreign Ownership Streamlined
The FCC has adopted rules to extend to broadcast licensees the same streamlined rules and procedures that common carrier wireless licensees use to seek approval for foreign ownership, with appropriate broadcast-specific modifications. The FCC also reformed the methodology for publicly traded broadcast and common More

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Nielsen Expands PPM Technology to 44 TV Markets
Nielsen has announced that will expand the use of its Portable People Meter (PPM) technology -- previously used only for radio measuremnt by Nielsen Audio -- to provide direct persons measurement for Local TV ratings. The addition of PPM panelists More

WE 96-3/Portland Names Chris Stewart as PD
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Alpha Media/Portland, OR, names Chris Stewart (aka Lucky The DJ) as Program Director of KWEE-FM (WE 96-3). Most recently, Stewart spent the past two years at the company's co-owned cluster in Peoria, IL, as PD/afternoons on CHR WNGY-FM (Energy More

KBEQ/Kansas City VP/P Mike Kennedy to Retire
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KBEQ-FM/Kansas City VP/Programming Mike Kennedy has announced his retirement from the Steel City Media Country outlet at the end of 2016, following forty years in the radio industry. Following his retirement, Kennedy will continue to with KBEQ as More

Black Diamond Closes on Northern Star Broadcasting
Black Diamond Broadcast Holding has closed on its previously announced acquisition of seven stations and a FM translator from Northern Michigan-based Northern Star Broadcasting for $1.95 million. The transaction encompasses multiple signals in Traverse City-Petoskey, MI, and includes WCBY-AM (1240), WGFM-FM (105.1) and WCHY-FM More

CBS Announces Proposed $1.46B Debt Financing
CBS Corp. said Wednesday that in connection with its previously announced intention to separate its radio business, CBS Radio, that it plans to offer $460 million of senior unsecured notes and to enter into a $1 billion senior secured term loan, in each case, subject to market and other conditions. CBS expects that all of the net More

Vin Scully's Last Sign Off Available Via TuneIn
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Baseball's iconic voice Vin Scully signs off for the last time this Sunday, October 2. He's ending his monumental career after 67 years of broadcasting for the Dodgers. Many fans have listened to Scully for their entire lives, and will be tuning in to celebrate his monumental career and to witness the end of an era. Scully's broadcast More

Louisville Public Media Names Skoler as President
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Louisville Public Media, the parent of NPR News WFPL-FM, WUOL-FM (Classical 90.5) and WFPK/Louisville along with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, has announced that its board of trustees has chosen Michael Skoler as the organization's next President and General Manager. Skoler, who currently serves as Vice President of More

''Too $hort's Boombox'' Podcast Launches Wednesday
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Too $hort launches his first podcast, "Too $hort's Boombox with Bobby Loco" on PodcastOne. The weekly podcast will feature conversations with Too $hort's celebrity friends, social media influencers, moguls and a wide variety of interesting guests. Each episode will also showcase exclusive Too $hort music. New episodes of the podcast will More

More Advertisers Plan to Invest in Podcasting
Advertiser Perceptions and Westwood One have released new insights about podcast advertising. Advertiser Perceptions polled marketers and agency reps about podcast advertising in July, 2016, and compared the same poll in September, 2015. The poll found that the number of advertisers planning to invest in podcasting has doubled. More than More

Salem Philadelphia's Russ Whitnah to Retire
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Salem Media Group announced that after 23 years at the helm in Philadelphia, Russ Whitnah has plans to retire as VP/GM at the end of the year. Whitnah has been the "face" of Salem in Philly since the company first entered the market with the purchase of WFIL-AM in late 1993. Whitnah took over as General Manager in January 1994 and in More

Nationwide EAS Test Planned for September 28
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 28, at 2:20pm ET. Both agencies say the purpose of a nationwide test is to ensure that EAS remains "an effective means of warning the public about emergencies" More

CBS Radio Plans $1.5B Debt Offering Ahead of IPO
CBS Radio Inc. is preparing to take on about $1.5 billion in debt ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) reports Rueters. Most of the proceeds will go to pay parent CBS Corp. in cash says the news agency's sources. The remaining funds will be used for general corporate purposes. The debt offering will be split between bonds More

Fox Sports Inks Skyview Networks for Radio Solution
Fox Sports, rightsholder of Auburn University Athletics, signs with Skyview Networks as official radio network provider for Auburn's Football, Men's Basketball, Baseball and its weekly "Tiger Talk" show. Services include production and distribution of the radio broadcasts to the Tiger's radio network of 54 affiliates and the Auburn More

Benztown to Release Third Annual Benztown 50
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Benztown will release the third annual Benztown 50 List of Radio's Biggest Imaging Voices, a listing of the top 50 voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada. The Benztown 50 list will be based on several criteria, including number of station affiliates, station size and market. Benztown has partnered with P1 Media Group to compile and More

KPLV-FM/Las Vegas Flips to ''93.1 The Mountain''
iHeartMedia CHR KPLV-FM (93.1 The Party)/Las Vegas flips to Adult Hits as "93.1 The Mountain," playing the best of the 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's. With the flip brings new talent to Las Vegas. KDZA-FM (Z107.9)/Colorado Springs APD/air talent David Black makes the move to Las Vegas and will be known as "Mountain Man Dave" as he hosts More

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Cox Media Group (CMG) Orlando names Obie Diaz (pictured), as its new Co-Host on WWKA-FM K92.3 effective October 10. Diaz will co-host mornings alongside Ashley Stegbauer and has more than 16 years of morning radio experience. Current morning co-host AJ Maguire will transition to Afternoon Drive on K92.3. With
WPLJ's Ralphie, Melony Torres Flip On-Air Shifts
Hot AC WPLJ-FM/New York night host Ralphie and Music Director and late night host Melony Torres will swap shifts beginning September 26. Torres will now host nights on WPLJ from 7-11pm, while Ralphie moves to late nights from 11pm-3am. Ralphie joined 95.5 PLJ in 2012. Melony arrived in December of 2015. WPLJ Program

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Hot AC WPLJ-FM/New York night host Ralphie and Music Director and late night host Melony Torres will swap shifts beginning September 26. Torres will now host nights on WPLJ from 7-11pm, while Ralphie moves to late nights from 11pm-3am. Ralphie joined 95.5 PLJ in 2012. Melony arrived in December of 2015.

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