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Smith Acquires Chicago Translator
Calvary Radio Network has agreed to sell Religious 2-watt translator W264BF-FM for a whopping $4.6 million to Integrity Radio Communications, owned by former veteran radio programmer Elroy Smith, reports Chicagoland Radio and Media. W264BF was originally owned by CSN International, who built the translator in June 2004 More

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Joel Kelly Named Clear Channel/Chicago GSM
Clear Channel/Chicago appoints Joel Kelly as its new General Sales Manager for CHR WKSC-FM (103.5 KISS FM) and Hot AC WLIT-FM (93.9 My FM), effective immediately. Kelly is a ten-year media sales veteran and joins the company from crosstown CBS More

SiriusXM Reports Q2 Revenue Up 10%, Earnings Down
SiriusXM announced second quarter revenue grew 10% to $1.035 billion from $940 million in 2013. Net income fell to $119.9 million (2 cents per diluted share) from $125.4 million (2 cents) in the year-ago period. Adjusted net income climbed 60% to More

ESPN Radio Suspends Stephen A. Smith for Week
Sports WEPN-FM (ESPN New York 98.7 FM)/New York suspend Stephen A. Smith for one week from hosting duties that also include and ESPN2's "First Take," reports Sports Illustrated media columnist Richard Deitsch. Smith came under fire for his More

Nielsen Q2 Revenues Increase 15% to $1.59 Billion
Nielsen reported second quarter revenues increased 15% to $1.59 billion, or 15.9% on a constant currency basis when compared to 2013. Revenues, excluding the impact of the Arbitron and Harris acquisitions, increased 4.4%, or 5.2% on a constant currency basis. Revenues within the Buy segment grew 6.6%, or 7.9% on a constant currency More

AWM Appoints Valerie Blackburn as Interim CEO
The Alliance for Women in Media names former News/Talk KFWB-AM/Los Angeles GM Valerie Blackburn as interim CEO. Blackburn is a past chair for AWM and she will oversee the organization's day-to-day operations, while the board searches for a new CEO. Blackburn previously served as Market Controller for CBS Radio/Los Angeles and left after More

Nikki Landry Resigns as WWWM/Toledo PD/PM Drive
Nikki Landry resigns as Program Director and afternoon host of WWWM-FM (Star 105)/Toledo. OM Mark Elliott assumes interim PD duties. Prior to joining the Cumulus CHR two years ago, Landry was in New Orleans as the PM drive host on Adult Hits KVDU-FM (Voodoo 104). Before that, she held the same gig in Washington, DC, on Fresh-FM. She's More

Cumulus Youngstown Earns President's Cup Award
Cumulus announces that it has awarded its President's Cup to the company's eight-station group in Youngstown, OH. The award is in recognition for the stations' achieving best overall performance for the second quarter of 2014 across all 90 Cumulus radio markets. Each quarter, the highest-performing Cumulus market is honored with the More

Veteran Air Personality Samantha Stevens Dies
Sad to report that veteran air talent Samantha Stevens (aka Nicole Luciani Loban) died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Most recently, she hosted the "Super 80's with Samantha Stevens" on LiteFavorites.com. Prior to that, Stevens handled parttime on-air duties at AC WEBE-FM/Bridgeport, CT, following five years at crosstown AC WEZN-FM More

CCME's KPRC to Air University of Houston Football
The University of Houston has announced that its football and men's basketball will air on Clear Channel's News/Talk KPRC-AM/Houston during the 2014-15 season. Kevin Eschenfelder returns for a second season to call Cougars football action with Ted Pardee in his ninth season as game analyst and Jeremy Branham as sideline More

Legendary Bob Rivers Retires After 33 Years
After 33 years of doing morning radio, KJR-FM/Seattle's Bob Rivers announced his heart-felt decision to step away and discontinue The Bob Rivers Morning Show. Leading up to his final show on Friday, August 8, 2014, the iconic Seattle personality will host 9 farewell shows to say goodbye to listeners, advertisers and co-workers. For over More

CCME Names Maynard SVP of Programming
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today that Maynard will join the company as Senior Vice President of Programming, effective immediately. He will report to Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms and Clay Hunnicutt, Executive Vice President and General Manager for National Programming Platforms. In More

Crawford Broadcasting Closes on KNSN/San Diego
Crawford Broadcasting has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 0.55kw Spanish KNSN-AM (1240)/San Diego from Multicultural Broadcasting for $1.5 million. Multicultural is led by Arthur Liu, while Crawford Broadcasting is headed by Don Crawford. Crawford also owns five outlets in Birmingham and three stations in Buffalo. More

CCME Inks VP/Talent Development Clark to New Deal
Clear Channel VP/Talent Development Dennis Clark inks a new long-term contract with the company. He moved into his current post in October, 2011. Clark previously served as Executive Producer for the "On Air With Ryan Seacrest," morning show at KIIS-FM Los Angeles beginning in 2005. In 2008, the show 2008 became a syndicated daily radio More

Westwood One NFL Coverage Features 102 Games
Westwood One, the official network radio partner for the NFL, announces its 2014 NFL season package featuring an unprecedented 102 games -- a record number of games for a radio network. The season kicks off with live coverage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, August 3. The 51st NFL Hall of Fame Game, featuring the New York More

iHeartRadio Hispanic Network Adds Grupo ACIR
Clear Channel has announced the expansion of its iHeartRadio Hispanic Network with the introduction of Mexico's Grupo ACIR, which owns and/or operates more than 55 stations across Mexico. Most of these stations will be available on iHeartRadio everywhere it is offered. The addition of ACIR's stations to iHeartRadio will provide listeners More

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Palm Beach Broadcasting's WRMF-FM and WEAT-FM (Sunny 107.9)/West Palm Beach announced today that the "KVI Morning Show" featuring Kevin Rolston, Virginia Sinicki and Jason Pennington will host mornings on 97.9 WRMF starting at 6am today. Perennial #1 Ranked Palm Beach Radio veteran and market icon Jennifer Ross,
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Michael Shiloh Appointed Salem Radio/Houston ND
30-year market vet Michael Shiloh is appointed News Director/mornings for Salem Radio/Hosuton, including of News/Talk KNTH-FM (1070 The Answer), Christian Teaching/Talk KKHT-FM and Business News KTEK-FM. During his long career in Houston, he's worked for KFNC, KILT, KRBE and KTRH. Shiloh said, "Salem is a savvy and
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Westwood One: ''Country Countdown USA''s regular host Lon Helton is replaced by a trio of country stars this week -- Luke Bryan, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. The three stars are on the road now with Luke's That's My Kind of Night Tour. Lon returns to CCUSA next week with co-host Brad Paisley. L-R: Cole Swindell, Lee Brice and headliner Luke Bryan.
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News/Talk KEX-AM Portland, OR, moves afternoon host Michael Castner to mornings replacing Paul Linnman, who shifts to a commentary role. He'll be joined by co-anchor Lacey Evans, News Director Brad Ford and traffic reporters Michael Convery and Lynne Masterson. Castner previously hosted Wall Street Journal Radio Network's "The Daily Wrap," and before that, a host with Talk WRNO-FM (Rush Radio 99.5)/New Orleans.

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