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Report Finds 43 Million Use Smart Speakers


Smart speaker ownership has soared to over 43 million and these devices are creating a distinct audience in terms of user profile and behavior according to new research from 'The Smart Audio Report.' The report offers, for the first time, a preview into the realities of mainstream use and while revealing opinions about brand activations and messaging More

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Schatz, Thune Introduce READI Act to Improve EAS
U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and John Thune (R-SD) have introduced the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act of 2018. The bipartisan legislation would ensure that relevant emergency alerts are delivered on radio, TV and mobile phones. It also explores new ways of alerting the public More

Radio Formats Line Up for Annual Summertime Bump
Nielsen
Nielsen
The release of Nielsen's June PPM results shows how audiences are shifting their radio listening behavior now that summer is in full swing. The ratings firm says seasonality plays a large role in how Americans use radio, and format preferences always shift during the warmest months of every summer. A number of factors More

iHM Announces UConn IMG Radio Network Broadcast Team
UConn
UConn
iHeartMedia Sports WUCS-FM (97.9 ESPN)/Hartford has announced the UConn IMG Radio Network Broadcast Team, effective August 1. The team will include Executive Producer and voice of UConn Women's Basketball Bob Joyce and Mike Crispino as the play-by-play voice of UConn Football and Men's Basketball. Crispino is More

Entravision Appoints Liliana Aristizabal SVP Eastern Sales
Liliana Aristizabal
Liliana Aristizabal
Entravision Communications Corporation has appointed Liliana Aristizabal as Senior Vice President of Eastern Region Sales, effective immediately. Aristizabal will be based in New York, and oversee Entravision's national spot TV, radio and Entravision Solutions on the East Coast. "Liliana is a proven executive who brings More

Denise Plante Tapped for Middays at 106.7 The Bull/Denver
Denise Plante
Denise Plante
iHeartMedia Denver announced today that Denise Plante will host Middays for 106.7 The Bull, Colorado's New Country, effective immediately. Plante will broadcast weekdays, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. "Few names in Denver are as recognizable as Denise Plante," said Tim Hager, President of iHeartMedia Denver More

DeDe McGuire Takes Mornings at Jammin' 98.3/Milwaukee
DeDe McGuire
DeDe McGuire
WJMF-FM Jammin' 98.3 has announced the launch of DeDe in the Mornings with DeDe McGuire. The new morning show hits the airwaves Monday, July 30th from 5-10a.m. and on Saturdays from 6-10a.m. "My show is unique because it offers more of the female perspective with female hosts in the driver and passenger seats," said More

Marc Kaye Stepping Down as Hubbard Radio Seattle VP/MM
Marc Kaye
Marc Kaye
Hubbard Radio/Seattle Vice President/Market Manager Marc Kaye has announced that he will be stepping down after 45 years in the broadcast industry. "I promised myself that when I hit the 45 year mark in the great business of radio, I was going to get a bit selfish and consider that milestone was enough to prove I have given it More

iHM/Chicago Region Names Steve Vicenteno VP/Automotive
Steve Vicenteno
Steve Vicenteno
iHeartMedia's Chicago Region names Steve Vicenteno as VP/Automotive, effective immediately. Most recently, he served as Sales Director for Chicago Tribune Media Group where he held various sales and account management positions during his tenure with the company. A Chicago native, he also previously worked at CareerBuilder and More

Rising Through The Ranks Scholarship Winners Announced
Scholarship winners for this year's Rising Through the Ranks Seminar, presented by Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW), have been selected. Listed below are twenty-three recipients attending this year's seminar, August 15-16, at the BMI Nashville office. This year's course will focus More

NYMRAD Publishes its Q2 2018 State of the Market Report
New York Market Radio Association (NYMRAD) has released its second quarter 2018 State of the New York Market Report. The analysis of the New York marketplace is designed to help advertisers understand radio's impact on consumers and its role in the local advertising landscape. The report assesses the New York area economy, More

Rachel Viggiano New Midday Host for Q102 Philly
Rachel Viggiano
Rachel Viggiano
iHeartMedia announced today that Rachel "Rach" Viggiano will host Middays for Q102 Philly effective immediately. Viggiano will broadcast weekdays, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. She will also be an integral part of Q102 Philly social and digital team. "On the search for our More

Clay Travis ReUps with Fox Sports Radio
Clay Travis
Clay Travis
FOX Sports has announced a renewed and extended relationship with multimedia sports personality Clay Travis. Under the multi-year agreement, Travis will continue his current role as host of the network's morning drive program, Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis. Broadcasting Monday through Friday from 6-9AM, it can be heard More

YEA Networks' Simple Booth Platform Hits 400 Mark
YEA Networks announces that Simple Booth, its next-generation platform for one-touch social sharing of live events through digital photo booth experiences, has hit 400 radio station mark with the recent addition of Saga Communications' six-station radio group in Charleston, SC and additional units in multiple markets. Simple More

iHeartMedia Announces New Market Leadership Structure
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia announces that four of its Region Presidents have been elevated to Division Presidents of the iHeartMedia Markets Group, effective immediately. Linda Byrd, Scott Hopeck, Brian Olson and Jeff Tyler will expand their current Region President roles to include Division President responsibilities -- joining current More

2018 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced
Marconi Awards
Marconi Awards
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the finalists for the 2018 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. Stations in Houston, Denver, Dallas, Dayton and Jacksonville were nominated for Legendary Station. The winners will be announced September More

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Rachel Viggiano
Rachel Viggiano
iHeartMedia announced today that Rachel "Rach" Viggiano will host Middays for Q102 Philly effective immediately. Viggiano will broadcast weekdays More

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WBZ-FM/Boston: Today marked a historic day for Boston's home for sports as WBZ-FM/98.5 The Sports Hub began broadcasting its weekday shows live from the station's brand new state of the art Beasley Media Boston studio in Dorchester, MA. Pictured: WBZ-FM 98.5/The Sports Hub's Mike Felger, Marshall Hook and Matt McCarthy.