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Emmis Terminates 35 NextRadio Employees


After announcing last October that Emmis could no longer afford to pay for the industry-wide initiative NextRadio on its own, the Indianapolis-based company has laid off 35 employees working for the NextRadio and TagStation businesses. Last October, Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan said the operations of of both services would be downsized More

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Podtrac Releases Top 10 Podcast Publishers for November
Podtrac
Podtrac
Podtrac.com has released the Top 10 Podcast Publishers rankings for November. Three of of the Top 10 Publishers showed gains in their Unique U.S. Monthly Audience in November over October: Barstool Sports (11%), PRX (2%) and Wondery (1%). Total Global More

Ellen K to Open First TCL Chinese Theater Outside Hollywood
iHeartMedia's nationally-syndicated on air personality Ellen K will become the first-ever TCL Chinese Theatre ambassador and permanent master of ceremonies for its famed celebrity handprint-footprint ceremonies. To inaugurate her new role, the first-of-its-kind at the TCL Chinese Theatre More

ABC Radio Announces End Of Year Programming for 2018
ABC Radio
ABC Radio
ABC Radio announces a full slate of end of year programming including five long-form programs featuring top news stories and interviews, major events and more from the past year. Plus eight short-form series that focus on topics including news, politics, entertainment, sports & technology and More

Stern's Howard 100 to Air Best 2018 Celebrity Interviews
Howard Stern
Howard Stern
Howard Stern and SiriusXM announced that Stern's channel, "Howard 100," will air his best interviews from the past year. "Howard 100: The Best of the Interviews" will kick off on Monday, December 17. Stern spoke at length with some of the biggest names in entertainment throughout 2018, More

Nielsen Total Audience Report Shows Strong Audio Results
Nielsen
Nielsen
As the media landscape continues to evolve, consumers are now faced with a variety of options to customize their usage across radio, television and digital. According to Nielsen's Total Audience Report for Q2, Adults 50-64 spend more overall time per day than any More

Alpha Sells Biloxi MS Cluster to TeleSouth Communications
Alpha Media has agreed to sell six radio outlets in Biloxi, MS, to TeleSouth Communications. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Included in the deal are 1kW WANG-AM (1490), 10kW WTNI-AM (1640), 50kW WCPR-FM (97.9), 4.3kW WGBL-FM (96.7), 25kw WQBB-FM (105.9) and 2.8kW WXYK-FM (107.1). TeleSouth More

Paul J Schneider to Officially Retire from KBOI/Boise
Paul J Schneider
Paul J Schneider
After 51 years of awaking up the Treasure Valley, KBOI (News/Talk 670)/Boise, ID, morning host Paul J Schneider has decided to sleep in. His final regular morning broadcast will be on Friday, December 14. Paul J plans to produce weekly features and blog for KBOI as well as continue covering Boise More

iHM, FOX Announce return of iHeartRadio Music Awards
iHeartRadio
iHeartRadio
iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Co. have announced that the fan-driven 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live Thursday, March 14 on FOX, from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The event will once again broadcast live simultaneously on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio. More

Former Idol Finalist Ayla Brown Joins Country 102.5/Boston
Ayla Brown
Ayla Brown
Beasley Media Group names Ayla Brown as the new morning co-host at WKLB-FM (Country 102.5) Boston. Jackson and Ayla Brown can be heard weekdays from 5:30 to 9am beginning December 17. The former American Idol Season 5 finalist and Boston College basketball star has been living in Nashville More

77 WABC/New York Adds ''The Ben Shapiro Show''
Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro
Cumulus is bringing the Westwood One nationally syndicated talk radio program The Ben Shapiro Show to New Yorkers' afternoons on 77 WABC Radio. The Ben Shapiro Show will air weekdays on 77 WABC from 3pm-6pm Eastern. The program, which launches on 77WABC on Monday, January 7, 2019, includes two LIVE More

Power 96/Miami Appoints Jessie Penate as MD/Nights
Jessie Penate
Jessie Penate
Jessie Penate (aka DJ JPS) is appointed Music Director and night host for WPOW-FM (Power 96) in Miami, effective immediately. He joined the Entercom Rhythmic CHR outlet in 2016 after taking first place in the station's "Mix Master" competition. Since then he's served in various on-air roles, most More

Dan Le Batard Podcast Launches with Preview December 18
Dan Le Batard
Dan Le Batard
ESPN Radio host Dan Le Batard will bring his opinions and irreverent wit to podcasting with the launch of "South Beach Sessions." A preview episode Tuesday, December 18, will be followed with the start of a weekly schedule Tuesday, January 8. SBS will feature a one-on-one interview each week and is More

Vipology and LIVE365 Announce Partnership for VS3
Vipology announces a new partnership with LIVE365 to provide VS3, Vipology's Smart Speaker System, to LIVE365 stations with the ability to be heard on the the fast grow technology. The Live365 skill will play host to a variety of holiday streams ranging from "A More

94th East-West Shrine Game Announces Radio Broadcast
East West Shrine Game
East West Shrine Game
The East-West Shrine Game -- the nation's longest running college all-star football game -- will again air January 19 on an international radio network including over one hundred fifty stations led by SB Nation Radio, on SiriusXM (NFL Radio channel 88), as well as online from Shrinegame.com. More

Alan Alda to Receive NAB Distinguished Service Award
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
Legendary actor Alan Alda will receive the National Association of Broadcasters' Distinguished Service Award (NAB DSA) during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Alda will accept the award at the NAB Show Opening session on Monday, April 8. Each year, the NAB DSA recognizes members of the broadcast More

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Ayla Brown
Ayla Brown
Beasley Media Group names Ayla Brown as the new morning co-host at WKLB-FM (Country 102.5) Boston. Jackson and Ayla Brown can More

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