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Cumulus Raises $250K for North Bay Wildfire Victims
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Donating gift cards for Cumulus Media's North Bay Fire Relief at San Francisco's Stonestown Galleria are Arthur (KFOG Morning Show), KFOG listener Stephanie from Martinez CA, Stephanie's son, Dayna (KFOG Talent) and Stephanie's daughter
Cumulus Media San Francisco and its six-station cluster there has raised over $250,000 for the Bay Area Fire Relief Fund since Friday, October 13, bringing much-needed relief to victims of the massive Northern California wildfires. The wildfires More

Brazelle Named PD at CD102.5/Columbus OH
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Mason "Mase" Brazelle
Alternative WWCD-FM (CD102.5)/Columbus, OH, elevates night talent Mason "Mase" Brazelle to Program Director. He replaces Lesley James, who relinquishes programming duties after eight years, but she'll remain in the CD102.5 afternoon slot. Mase More

SiriusXM, Formula 1 Sign Multi-Year Broadcast Deal
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SiriusXM and Formula 1 ink a multi-year agreement that makes SiriusXM the North American radio broadcaster of all Formula 1 races, starting with this weekend's 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sirius channel 132, XM channel 203 More

iHeartMedia/Albany GA Names Travon Duhart as PD
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iHeartMedia/Albany, GA, names Travon Duhart (aka DJ Tray) as Program Director and afternoon host. He'll oversee the programming of Urban WJIZ-FM (96.3) and Urban AC WMRZ-FM (98.1 Kiss). Duhart's previous radio stints include Urban WGOV-FM/Valdosta GA, WASU-FM/Boone NC and Urban WJIZ-FM/Albany, GA. Senior VP/Programming Derrick More

Chairman Ajit Pai Announces FCC General Counsel
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appoints Thomas M. Johnson Jr. as FCC General Counsel. Acting General Counsel Nick Degani will transition back to his role as senior counsel in the Office of Chairman Pai. Johnson joins the Commission from his position as deputy solicitor general for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. He's also worked More

Radio Leads Music Discovery, On-demand Closes Gap
Integr8 Research has published the third in a series exploring how changing technology impacts radio listening and new music consumption. The good news is that local FM radio stations remain the leading source for 15- to 39-year-old listeners to learn about new music. Unfortunately, radio no longer wins that by a landslide as other music More

Tom Joyner Inks 2-Year Extension with Reach Media
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Reach Media inks a two-year agreement that extends the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" in radio syndication through December 31, 2019. The renewed deal comes as he prepares to mark his 25th year in syndication. To commemorate the anniversary, Joyner plans to launch a two-year-long celebration campaign, sharing events and experiences with his More

CMG Launches Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay
Cox Media Group (CMG) will launch its philanthropic initiative, Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay -- while the area was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Irma, many local businesses were still greatly impacted by the storm. Some were left without power, lost inventory, or even had to close their doors for days. With the generous support of More

Jones Joins WPPZ/Philly to Host ''Your Voice''
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Radio One Philadelphia names Solomon Jones as host of WPPZ-FM's new show, "Your Voice," airing from 10am-noon, Monday through Saturday. Jones, a graduate of Temple University, is an Essence bestselling author and journalist who has been featured nationally on NPR's "Morning Edition," CNN Headline News and Essence magazine. More

RTDNA Wants You to Know Your Reporting Rights
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses over news story content, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump. He rejected Trump's tweet that the FCC could challenge the license of NBC after stories Trump declared were not true, reports Reuters. "Under the law, the FCC More

FOX Taps iHM for ''The Four: Battle For Stardom''
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Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) will team up with iHeartMedia on the new music competition series "The Four: Battle For Stardom." FOX will work with iHM to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout the run of the competition. As part of the grand prize, the winner of "The Four: Battle More

iHM Launches iHeartRadio ALTer EGO
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iHeartMedia has announced the first-ever iHeartRadio ALTer EGO when the biggest names in Alternative Rock will come together at the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles on January 19, 2018 to celebrate everything Alternative Rock. The lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Cage The Elephant, Beck, Spoon, WALK THE MOON, The National and More

Scripps Radio Tulsa Hires Dan Smith as GSM
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Dan Smith joins Scripps Radio Tulsa as its new General Sales Manager. He'll oversee the sales team for KVOO, KHTT, KXBL, KBEZ and KFAQ. Smith is an Oklahoma radio veteran with over 23 years of sales leadership experience, including 11 years in Tulsa at Cox Media Group. Most recently, Smith was General Manager with Williams Broadcasting More

Filing Reveals Combined Entercom Ownership Split
In a schedule 14A filing with the SEC detailing a date for a shareholder meeting, Entercom revealed more details about its merger with CBS Radio. The filing explained that immediately following the merger, CBS Radio shareholders will own 72% and Entercom 28% of the new combined company. Approximately 72% of the outstanding shares of More

CBS Sports Network to Televise Jim Rome Show
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CBS Sports Radio commentator Jim Rome's "The Jim Rome Show" will be simulcast for three hours a day on CBS Sports Network beginning January. Rome has hosted his radio program since the network's launch in January, 2013, airing live weekdays from noon-3pm. Rome, who will build a new studio to reflect the new visual elements of his More

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Rich Fields is named the new afternoon drive host at Beasley Classic Hits WRBQ-FM (Q105) Tampa. Fields most recently served as a Meteorologist at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. The broadcast veteran has also worked at KCBS-FM Los Angeles, WCOF Tampa, KODJ Los Angeles, WFJO Tampa, KNX-FM Los Angeles, WYUU Tampa, WSUN Tampa and KRTH-FM (K-Earth 101) Los Angeles.

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