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Cox Media Appoints J.P. Hannan EVP & CFO


Cox Media Group appoints Joseph P. 'J.P.' Hannan as Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He joins CMG from AutoWeb, a full-service marketing organization for dealers and manufacturers, where he served as EVP and CFO for the past two years. Prior to joining AutoWeb in 2018, Hannan served as CFO of several other publicly traded entities, including Cumulus More

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Washington DC Sports Legend Doc Walker Laid Off
Rick Doc Walker
Rick Doc Walker
After 27 years with Washington DC's WTEM 980AM, Rick "Doc" Walker has been laid off from his role as half of the station's morning show, "Doc & Galdi," with Al Galdi. In the first major move since WJFK (106.7 FM) and WTEM became partners in a radio station swap this month. Also laid off are air More

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Caravan to Midnight with John B. Wells to Debut Weeknights
John B. Wells
John B. Wells
Talker John B. Wells will debut "Caravan to Midnight," a live two-hour weeknight radio show starting December 1. The show will air 10:00p.m. - Midnight EST. Wells has been hosting a live Saturday night program, Ark Midnight, since April 2016. "The nightly show launch is like coming home in a way," said More

Alpha Media Expands WE Hip Hop Format in Three Cities
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media expands its WE Hip Hop format in San Antonio, Portland OR and Amarillo TX to feature Skyview Networks' syndicated programs, "Nick Cannon Radio" and "The Dana Cortez Show." Under the new agreement, the shows will anchor middays and afternoons in three of WE's lineups. Earlier this year, More

Bud and Broadway Show to Debut on KXXY Oklahoma City
Bud and Broadway
Bud and Broadway
Houston-based SuiteRadio's "Bud and Broadway Show" is set to debut in on iHeartMedia's KXXY (96.1)/Oklahoma City on December 1. OKC joins the other affiliates in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, as well as New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. KXXY PD JJ More

WXTU Radiothon to Benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital
WXTU's Country Cares
WXTU's Country Cares
Beasley Media Group's Country WXTU/Philadelphia will present the annual St. Jude's Radiothon on Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11. The station's air personalities will broadcast live from 6am to 7pm each day to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research that will directly benefit the More

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RAB's New Presentation Features the Agency Perspective
RAB's Business Unusual
RAB's Business Unusual
As part of RAB's Business Unusual initiative, RAB is announcing an upcoming live-video presentation in its Open for Business live-video series titled "What Agencies Want From Their Media Partners." This session will feature a diverse panel of agency executives who will share challenges, More

NAB Accepting Applications for First Time Manager Fellowships
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Leadership Foundation is accepting applications for the First Time Managers Fellowship, a newly created scholarship for women, people of color and individuals representing small market stations entering their first managerial roles. The fellowship will fund More

WGN/Chicago's Lou Manfredini Extends Contract
Lou Manfredini
Lou Manfredini
WGN Radio has extended the contract of Lou Manfredini through December 31, 2024, and added an hour to the the start of his show. Beginning January 2, "HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini" will be heard on Saturdays from 6:00am to 10:00am. "I am humbled and honored to continue my show at WGN Radio," said More

Morning Host Dinah Powers of 94.5 The Buzz/Houston Has Died
Dinah Powers
Dinah Powers
Very sad news from KTBZ-FM 94.5 The Buzz in Houston where morning host Dinah Powers has lost a hard fought battle with uterine cancer. Per the station website, Dinah's cancer was stage 4 and had spread to her lungs. A website post read in part: "Many of you have been following her journey as she was More

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''The Small Business Advocate Show'' Celebrates 23 Years
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame
After 23 years, "The Small Business Advocate Show," founded by Jim Blasingame on November 17, 1997, is still the only syndicated, live weekday program dedicated to Main Street businesses. And since his broadcast has been simulcast globally since January, 1998 -- six years before anyone called it a podcast -- More

Entercom Raises Over $330,000 for Union Gospel Missions
Entercom
Entercom
Entercom raised over $330,000 to provide over 169,000 meals and care to those in need through WCCO-AM's "2020 Union Gospel Mission Hunger Radiothon" in Minneapolis. The amount raised during the 18th annual radiothon, which benefits Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (UGMTC), brought the overall fundraising More

Triton Digital Releases October 2020 U.S. Podcast Report
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released the latest U.S Podcast Report for the October. During the reporting period, NPR remained in the #1 spot with 42.8 million Average Weekly Downloads and 11.9 million Average Weekly Users, followed by Stitcher with 27.3 million Average Weekly Downloads and More

Entercom Flips WDZH/Detroit to Alternative ''ALT 98.7''
WDZH-FM
WDZH-FM
Entercom launches Alternative "ALT 98.7" on WDZH-FM in Detroit. The station, previously known as "98.7 The Breeze," will now air a music library featuring artists like Blink-182, Cage the Elephant, My Chemical Romance, The Lumineers and Twenty One Pilots, among others. "ALT 98.7" More

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Jacobs Media Techsurvey 2021 to Launch in January
Jacobs Media announced today that registration is open for commercial radio stations to participate in Techsurvey 2021. Earlier this year, the 2020 survey was fielded in January and February (pre-COVID) with more than 500 participating radio stations across North America. Fourteen different formats were More

Broadcasters Foundation Launches Year-End Giving Campaign
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has launched its annual year-end giving campaign, appealing to those in the broadcast industry for tax-deductible personal donations to the Guardian Fund and corporate contributions to the Angel Initiative. The Broadcasters Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity and the only More

Wilhite and Wall Added to Sun Broadcast Group Roster
Wilhite and Wall
Wilhite and Wall
Sun Broadcast Group has announced its latest offering for radio, "Wilhite and Wall." Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall are two-time CMA Personalities of the Year and host a 4-hour show available for all dayparts. The duo provide relatable content for listeners with the latest entertainment and news with smiles and More

Entercom Teams with Steve Harvey for Annual Turkey Give
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
Entercom has partnered with "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" to provide turkeys to families in need this holiday season. Entercom stations 96.3 The Block (WFBC-HD2) in Greenville, SC, 97.1 QMG (WQMG-FM) in Greensboro, NC, 95.7 R&B (WVKL-FM) in Norfolk, VA and 106.5 The Beat (WBTJ-FM) in Richmond, VA will More

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Cumulus Unveils Project Shine To Promote Volunteerism
Cumulus Media has announced the launch of Project Shine, a cross-platform charitable initiative, serving as a nationwide call to local volunteerism through partner VolunteerMatch, the world's largest volunteer engagement network. Project Shine will be promoted on the company's 422 radio More

Boston's WRKO-AM 680 to Debut The Grace Curley Show
Grace Curley
Grace Curley
WRKO-AM 680, The Voice of Boston, has announced the debut of "The Grace Curley Show," effective January 4, 2021. Curley will broadcast weekday afternoons from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by Grace Curley, the executive producer of the Boston-based "Howie Carr Show" and a Boston Herald contributing columnist, More

Colorado's Indie 102.3's Alicia "Bruce" Trujillo Promoted to APD
Alicia “Bruce” Trujillo
Alicia “Bruce” Trujillo
Colorado Public Radio's Indie 102.3 has announced the promotion of Bruce Trujillo to the position of assistant program director, effective immediately. Trujillo has been an on-air host since 2016 with the station, which is the independent music discovery service from Colorado Public Radio. She most recently More

40-year Ohio Talker Mike Scinto Has Passed
Mike Scinto
Mike Scinto
Forty-year talk radio host Mike Scinto has passed away. The news comes from Salem Radio Networks host Mike Gallagher who reported the news Thursday on his morning broadcast. Specific details were not made available. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Scinto hosted shows at WHIO-AM, WDAO-AM, WAVI-AM, WBLY-AM, and More

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Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez
Country radio personality Michelle Rodriguez joins the "Hawkeye in the Morning" show on KSCS-FM (New Country 96.3) Dallas as co-host. More

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