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iHM/West Michigan Ups Dave Taft to SVP/P

iHeartMedia/West Michigan elevates Country WBCT-FM (B-93.7)/Grand Rapids PD Dave Taft to Senior VP/Programming duties for the company's West Michigan region, including Grand Rapids and Muskegon. He'll continue as WBCT's PD, a role he's handled since September, 2009, after serving as Assistant PD/MD, then interim PD of WBCT. He previously handled Operations Manager More

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SoCast Introduces Digital Ad Platform for Radio Revenue
SoCast has launched SoCast Ads, a digital revenue advertising platform that company says can bring more and new dollars to radio. The platform enables the sale and management of online display, video and mobile across a station's digital assets. SoCast Ads uses data from a radio outlet's digital channels More

BMG CEO Beasley Unveils ''Beyond the Business'' Podcast
Beyond The Business
Beyond The Business
Beasley Media Group announces CEO Caroline Beasley recently interviewed Dr. Shawn DuBravac, author of the New York Times best seller "Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live and Communicate" (Regnery, 2015), during a two-part interview for her new podcast entitled More

WWO Collaborates with AP News Network for Ad Sales Rep
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Westwood One
Westwood One has formed a collaboration with The Associated Press (AP) and its shortform news network for ad sales representation of their bartered breaking news wire service, photos, video, web content, sports scores, datasets and audio bites, among others. AP, which already has a presence on scores of More

Vipology Signs Major Market Groups in Smart Speaker Space
Vipology inks long-term partnerships with broadcasters Local Media San Diego, Leighton Broadcasting, Auburn Network Inc., Dickey Broadcasting Company, Big Thicket Broadcasting and Mapleton Broadcasting to utilize VS3 (Vipology Smart Speaker System) via Amazon's Alexa. VS3 details user data such as Sessions, More

jacapps Announces Salem Media Group as Newest Client
Custom app developer jacapps has built and now launched more than 100 audio apps for its newest client, Christian radio broadcaster Salem Media Group. The 116 new apps, which are a complete upgrade, are available now in the Apple iTunes and Android Play stores and further broaden Salem's network and ability More

Brad Holtz to Become WTTS Indianapolis General Manager
Brad Holtz
Brad Holtz
Geoff Vargo will retire as President/GM of AAA WTTS-FM/Indianapolis at the end of the year following 37 years with parent company Sarkes Tarzian. Station Manager Brad Holtz will become General Manager, effective January 1, 2019. As part of the transition, WTTS Assistant PD/MD Laura Duncan is elevated to WTTS More

Rosenworcel Launches First Ever FCC Commissioner Podcast
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel launches "Broadband Conversations," the first-ever FCC Commissioner podcast dedicated to highlighting women who are making an impact on our digital lives. Each episode, Commissioner Rosenworcel will talk to women who are breaking new ground and forging new paths in More

Potomac Radio Group to Acquire Two in Washington DC
Potomac Radio Group has agreed to acquire 50kW Asian WCRW-AM (1190)/Leesburg, VA and 50kW International WUST-AM (1120)/Washington, DC, from Potomac Radio, LLC and New World Radio Inc., respectively. Both outlets serve Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Terms were not immediately disclosed. The sellers More

BFA Raises Over $250,000 at Celebrity Golf Tournament
The Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFA) raised $250,000 to help broadcasters in need during its Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. The annual event is one of the Broadcasters Foundation's biggest fundraisers, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to More

CNN's Chris Cuomo to Host Live Weekday Show for SiriusXM
Chris Cuomo
Chris Cuomo
SiriusXM announced that CNN's Chris Cuomo will host a two-hour weekday program on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., channel 124. "Let's Get After It with Chris Cuomo" will premiere on Monday, September 24, at 12pm ET. His news program "Cuomo Prime Time" airs weeknights on CNN from 9-10pm ET, which is also simulcast on More

iHeartMedia Renews Partnership with Seattle Thunderbirds
Seattle Thunderbirds
Seattle Thunderbirds
iHeartMedia Seattle inks a partnership renewal with the Seattle Thunderbirds to continue airing T-Birds games for two more years, with a third-year option. All T-Birds regular season and playoff games can be heard on Sports KFNQ-AM (1090 KJR). Play-by-play talent Thom Beuning is entering his 18th season More

Radio Drives Tune-In for TV, Delivers Younger Viewers
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One is sharing the results from a major cable network's advertising campaign that used broadcast radio to help launch the returning season of a scripted drama series. The media plan also included paid TV and promos running on their network and co-owned networks. Westwood One retained Nielsen to More

Celebrity Gossip Columnist Perez Hilton Joins PodcastOne
Perez Hilton
Perez Hilton
Celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton announces the debut of "The Perez Hilton Podcast with Chris Booker" on PodcastOne. The hottest stories and celebrity scoop are revealed through the humorous lens of Hilton and fellow pop-culture expert Booker. The pair brings their unique, and often clashing More

Senate Passes Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act
The Senate has passed the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act (MMA), joining the House of Representatives in unanimously approving the first reform of music copyright law in decades. Because the bills are not identical, the bill now goes back to the House for approval, and then to the White House where More

iHeartRadio Music Festival Reveals Celebrity Presenters
iHeartMedia has revealed its list of presenters and attendees that will appear at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Stage on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. Celebrity presenters include SNL's Taran Killam; Ireland Baldwin, Erin Foster and Sara Foster from VH1's "Barely Famous;" Ken More

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Maria Palmer has been named Music Director for iHeartMedia Charlotte and On-Air Host for 106.5 The End effective immediately. More

Quick Snaps
WIL-FM/St. Louis: Remy from New Country 92.3's afternoon show ''Mason and Remy''raised thousands for the Humane Society of Missouri in a marathon 14-hour swing-a-thon on Tuesday. And Bud and Broadway, Kelly from Arnold and air talent from the other Hubbard Radio/St. Louis stations came out to ''pinch swing'' for Remy. The total number of golf balls hit by Remy (and other ''pitch swingers'') was 7,521.