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Nielsen's has released its podcasting report "Nielsen Podcasting Insights: A Marketer's Guide to Podcasting." The medium saw a significant growth in engagement from 2016 to 2017. As a result, podcasts are becoming a darling of advertisers, as well as a trusted source for brands looking to reach consumers. To determine if podcasts are driving results, the report looks More

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Cumulus/Indianapolis Taps Boomer as Operations Manager
Christopher Layfield
Christopher Layfield
Cumulus Media appoints veteran programming programmer Christopher "Boomer" Layfield as Operations Manager for its three-station group in Indianapolis including Country WFMS-FM, Classic Hits WJJK-FM and Rhythmic CHR WYRG-FM. He'll also handle Program Director duties for WFMS-FM. Layfield succeeds Steve Guittari, who More

Podtrac Rankings Reflect February Audience Decline
The Top 10 Podcast Publishers and Top 20 Podcasts rankings for February, 2018 are out reflecting a decline in U.S. Unique Monthly Audience for each of the Top 10 publishers in February over January. Total Global Unique Streams and Downloads for the group of Top 10 publishers was down 7% in February from January. Total More

FOX Sports Radio Unveils Spring/Summer Weekend Lineup
FOX Sports Radio (FSR) has announced its weekend lineup for the 2018 Spring and Summer sports season. Debuting March 24 and 25, FSR's new weekend roster will feature an ensemble of sports personalities, former players and analysts providing around-the-clock coverage, including game-day previews, analysis and More

ESPN Radio's Weekday TV Simulcasts Now Have One Home
The TV simulcasts of ESPN Radio's weekday morning "Golic and Wingo" and midday's "The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz" will join afternoon's "The Will Cain Show" on ESPNEWS beginning Monday, April 2. The move makes the network the TV home of ESPN's three weekday national radio simulcasts. "We thought it important to bring More

Iron Imager Contest 2018 Announces Call for Entries
Benztown announces a call for entries for its seventh annual Iron Imager Contest, an international radio imaging contest seeking the World's Best Imager. The contest is open for submissions through the Round 1 Submission Deadline of Monday, April 2. The Iron Imager Contest is open to all radio imaging, production and More

BBN to Acquire WCPQ-FM/Joliet for $5.09 Million
Bible Broadcasting Network Inc., a non-profit Virginia corporation, has agreed to purchase 50kW Ethnic WCPQ-FM (99.9) licensed to Park Forest, IL, from WCLR Inc., an Illinois corporation for $5.09 million. The station covers Joliet and Kankakee with a fringe signal in Chicago. Bob Heymann of the Chicago office of Media Services More

AdLarge's cabana Inks CoS Podcast Ad Sales Deal
AdLarge cabana
AdLarge cabana
AdLarge Media's digital audio division, cabana, announces its newest podcast advertising sales partnership with music and pop culture juggernaut, Consequence of Sound (CoS). Noted for its popular music news blog, CoS is expanding its influence into the audio space with a network of entertainment-centric podcasts that covers the More

Research Director Releases Enhanced Hot Zip Report
Research Director Inc. announces an upgrade to its Hot Zip Report. Now, in addition to providing stations with data on which market zip codes provide the most listening, the report features an enhanced trending section. Radio outlets will now be able to track listening by zip code over the previous 14 Nielsen surveys. The More

Mason Named Evening Personality at KNUC/Seattle
Michael Kraig Mason
Michael Kraig Mason
Hubbard Radio names Michael Kraig Mason as its new evening personality at KNUC-FM (Country 98.9)/Seattle. Mason got his start in radio in Portland, OR, at KKRZ-FM (Z100) and most recently handled production and video for the syndicated show "Delilah." Additionally, he hosted afternoon drive in Seattle at former 104.9 The Monkey More

KJR-AM/Seattle to Debut Chuck & Buck in Mornings
Chuck Powell
Chuck Powell
KJR-AM (Sports Radio 950)/Seattle will debut of the new "Chuck and Buck" in mornings and Jason Puckett in middays, effective March 26. Chuck and Buck will air weekdays from 6-10am and Puckett from 10am-1pm. Puckett has been with KJR for 15 years in a variety of roles, and will remain co-host of the new midday show. Chuck More

Brian Thomas to Program Atlanta's Kicks 101.5
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas
Cumulus Media has appointed veteran programmer Brian Thomas as Program Director of Kicks 101.5/WKHX-FM/Atlanta. Thomas was most recently with Cumulus Media-Chicago where he served as Program Director for WLS-FM. Thomas also serves Cumulus as a member of the Corporate Programming Team for the Country format, and is Vice More

Veteran Programmer Linder Appointed WLS-FM Chicago PD
Wade Linder
Wade Linder
Veteran radio programmer Wade Linder is appointed Program Director for Classic Hits WLS-FM/Chicago. He moves to WLS-FM from WLUP-FM, where he has served as Program Director since June, 2014. Prior to that, Linder was PD for KXXR-FM in Minneapolis, a station he programmed for nearly 20 years. Linder began his radio career in More

Westwood One Adds Radio Veteran Paul Joseph as VP/PO&C
Paul Joseph
Paul Joseph
Westwood One hires veteran media executive Paul Joseph in the newly-created role of VP/Program Operations and Content, for its Music and Entertainment division. He'll be based in Culver City, CA and reports to Senir VP/GM, Music and Entertainment Susan Stephens. Joseph joins Westwood One from Cumulus Media/Los Angeles. Before More

Cumulus Ups Jim Kurdziel to Regional VP/P Rock
Jim Kurdziel
Jim Kurdziel
Cumulus Media promotes veteran Rock programmer Jim Kurdziel to Regional VP/Programming, Rock overseeing the Rock and Alternative formats for the company's stations in the Northeastern U.S. Kurdziel will continue to serve as Program Director and midday personality for WEDG-FM (103.3 The Edge)/Buffalo. In his new role, Kurdziel More

iHM/Chicago Names Echo Robinson Director of M&P
Echo Robinson
Echo Robinson
Echo Robinson is appoints Director of Marketing and Promotions for iHeartMedia's Chicago region, effective immediately. She joined iHM's Chicago Region in 1995 and steadily progressed from Intern to Senior Promotions Coordinator before her appointment to Promotions Director in 2001. Robinson is graduate of Southern Illinois More

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Chuck Powell
Chuck Powell
KJR-AM (Sports Radio 950)/Seattle will debut of the new "Chuck and Buck" in mornings and Jason Puckett in middays, effective March 26. Chuck and Buck will air weekdays from 6-10am More

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Westwood One: Laura Okmin co-hosted Westwood One's Today in PyeongChang, a nightly two-hour live broadcast that airs each day and providing coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. Pictured is Okmin with alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, who won a bronze medal in the downhill.