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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 More

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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 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 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. More

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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

Kim Guthrie Appointed President of Cox Media Group
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Cox Enterprises appoints 18-year company vet Kim Guthrie as President of Cox Media Group, succeeding Bill Hoffman who has announced he will retire at the end of the year after a 38-year career in media. Guthrie will assume the role on January 1. She joined the company in 1998 and currently serves as CMG's Executive VP/National Ad More

Lori Bennett Joins Cumulus Grand Rapids as OM/PD
Cumulus Media/Grand Rapids promotes heritage programming talent Lori Bennett to Operations Manager for its 5-station cluster there, including Classic Rock WLAV-FM, Sports/Talk WBBL-FM, CHR WHTS-FM, Country WTNR-FM and News/Talk WJRW-AM. Bennett will also program WTNR-FM (Nash 94-5) and host the station's afternoon slot from 3-7pm. More

Madd Maxx Hammer Set to Retire from Radio
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Veteran Active Rock personality and programmer Madd Maxx Hammer has announced that he will be retiring from the radio industry by years end, with a career that began in 1976 at KIBS/Bishop, CA. Hammer came to national attention after landing a post at the Z-Rock network in 1986, joining the late Wild Bill Scott for on-air and programming More

RFC Media Launches Two New Radio Format Services
RFC Media Launches two new radio format services, Hot AC "The Planet" and Alternative "The Revolution." The announcement by SuiteRadio, a broadcast and digital radio firm, marks the debut of the two 24/7 full-service radio formats for broadcasters. SuiteRadio is produced by the creative team that built RFC Media, a firm producing custom More

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Westwood One and "Intelligence For Your Life with John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard" has renewed its partnership in a new multi-year agreement. The syndicator has represented the programs for 15 years. Tesh's "Intelligence for Your Life" radio show airs on more than 280 stations and features appearances by Gib Gerard. 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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