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According to a MARU/Vision Critical study commissioned by Westwood One to measure brand effect and sales impact of AM/FM radio for a major breakfast brand, breakfast thinkers/planners were likely to be heavy AM/FM radio listeners. Of the one-third of Americans who plan breakfast for the week and purchase ahead of time, 48% are more likely More

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Reps. Urge Protections in Expanded Usage of C-Band Spectrum
U.S. Reps. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday expressing concerns regarding the the agency's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking examining expanded operations in the C-band. While supporting the Commission's More

Brian Paiz Exits iHM/Columbus-Albany GA as SVP/Programming
Brian Paiz
Brian Paiz
iHeartMedia Columbus-Albany, GA, Senior VP of Programming Brian Paiz exits. He joined the cluster in August, 2018 from IBX Media in Greenville, NC where he served as Brand Manager for WRHD-HD2. Additionally, Paiz has held several programming positions for iHM, including Program Director of 100.1 More

Entercom, The Sports Junkies Announce New Long-Term Deal
The Sports Junkies
The Sports Junkies
Entercom and the hosts of "The Sports Junkies" have announced a new long-term contract extension. John Auville, Eric Bickel, Jason Bishop and John-Paul Flaim will remain on WJFK-FM (106.7 The Fan) Washington, DC, weekdays from 5-10am ET. Additionally, plans will be announced More

Julia Lepidi Named Evening Drive Host for B96 Chicago
Julia Lepidi
Julia Lepidi
Julia Lepidi is named evening host for CHR WBBM-FM (B96) Chicago, weekdays from 7pm-12am CT, beginning on January 28. Most recently, she served as Promotions Coordinator and air talent for co-owned AC WDZH-FM (987 The Breeze, then 98.7 AMP Radio) Detroit. Prior to joining the Entercom, Lepidi held More

Landmark One Billion Downloads for iHeartPodcast
"Stuff You Should Know," an iHeartMedia podcast hosted by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant in collaboration with HowStuffWorks, has surpassed one billion downloads, making it the first-ever podcast to achieve this milestone and level of popularity. Launched in April 2008, the podcast has continuously More

Entercom Welcomes Mary Rogers as VP/Director of Sales in Dallas
Entercom has named Mary Rogers as Vice President and Director of Sales for Entercom Dallas, effective January 28. In this role, Rogers will oversee sales efforts for 100.3 JACK FM (KJKK-FM), 105.3 The Fan (KRLD-FM), 100.3 JACK FM (KJKK-FM), 98.7 K-LUV (KLUV-FM), ALT 103.7 (KVIL-FM), La Grande More

Top Country Radio Execs to Speak at CRS' 50th Anniversary
CRS 50
CRS 50
Three of radio's leaders are set to speak at Country Radio Seminar's 50th Anniversary event during a featured panel, entitled "What Leadership Looks Like In 2020: A Conversation with 3 Broadcast Executives." Presented by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio More

NYC's 710 WOR Adds WOR Tonight with Joe Concha & Lis Wiehl
Joe Concha & Lisa Wiehl
Joe Concha & Lisa Wiehl
Today iHeartMedia's 710 WOR/New York announced the upcoming debut of "WOR Tonight with Joe Concha & Lis Wiehl." The program will broadcast weekdays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. starting February 4. Hosted by The Hill reporter and columnist Joe Concha and best-selling More

KFOR-AM/Lincoln to Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor KFOR-AM/Lincoln, NE with the esteemed NAB Crystal Heritage Award. The award will be presented during the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, held Tuesday, April 9 during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Heritage Award recognizes radio More

Voxnest Unveils Spreaker Enterprise Podcasting Platform
Voxnest
Voxnest
Podcasting solution provider Voxnest has announced the official launch of Spreaker Enterprise, an all-in-one podcasting platform designed to meet the production, distribution and measurement needs of high-volume audio publishers. The official launch follows a More

''Outkick The Coverage'' Reaches 300th Affiliate Milestone
FOX Sports Radio (FSR), a division of Premiere Networks, revealed Thursday that "Outkick The Coverage with Clay Travis" has reached a broadcast milestone of 300 affiliates. Among the show's recent affiliate additions are KKSE-AM & FM/Denver, WGFX-FM/Nashville, WEEX-AM and WTKZ-AM/Allentown PA, More

iHM Atlanta Brings iHR Boombox Stage to Super Bowl LIVE
iHeartRadio
iHeartRadio
iHeartMedia Atlanta will bring its iHeartRadio BoomBox Stage to life beginning January 26 through February 2 during the 2019 Super Bowl LIVE in Centennial Olympic Park. Super Bowl LIVE is a week of activations, events and acts leading into Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The More

United Stations Extends with Carmen in Multi-Year Deal
Carmen
Carmen
United Stations Radio Networks (USRN) has renewed its arrangement to distribute the daily comedic feature known as "Carmen Calls" as well as its companion weekend daypart program, "Sabado Picante." The deal, which extends a relationship that began in 2004, More

Entercom Unveils 2019 WCBS 880 Mets Broadcast Team
Entercom has announced the radio broadcast team for New York Mets broadcasts on WCBS 880 in New York, the new flagship station of the team. Veteran broadcaster Howie Rose will continue as the lead voice in the Mets radio booth where he will be joined by Wayne Randazzo. Randazzo was previously More

Alpha Media Assists Furloughed Government Employees
Alpha Media stations in Fredericksburg, VA (WFLS, WVBX, WWUZ, and WNTX) have created a web page with listings of businesses from the Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland areas that are assisting federal workers during the government shutdown. Many businesses are coming More

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Chasta
Chasta
Cumulus has named Bay Area radio personality Chasta Michaelis as midday host on KSAN-FM (107.7 The Bone) broadcasting More

Quick Snaps
WFLC-FM/Miami: Hits 97.3 turns five years old on January 17 and an All-Star Team photo was taken to commemorate the anniversay. L-R: Format Leader Jeremy Rice, Market General Manager Ralph Renzi, VP/Audience & Content for Radio Tim Clarke, afternoon talent Kimmy B, night jock Al-P, DJ Laz morning producer Bryan Carstensen, DJ Laz, Director Of Operations & Programming Jill Strada, Assistant Director of Branding & Programming/Music Director Dave Hanson, DJ Laz morning co-host Janetzy, afternoon personality Kelbin Ramirez and midday jock Dia Ryan.