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Cumulus Kansas City Names Jim Fox OM/PD


Cumulus has appointed 30-year radio programming veteran Jim Fox as Operations Manager for its seven-station cluster in Kansas City, KS, and Program Director of Classic Hits station 94.9 KCMO-FM. Fox joins Cumulus Kansas City following a 17-year career with Audacy/Entercom Communications, where he was Vice President, Programming, for the company's four Dallas, TX, music More

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LRFA Garners Additional Bipartisan Support in House, Senate
U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress
Fourteen members of the House of Representatives and three Senators have added their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations bringing the number of cosponsors to 138 in the House and 18 in the Senate. More

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Radio Mercury Awards Announce 2021 Final Round Jury
Radio Mercury Awards
Radio Mercury Awards
The Radio Mercury Awards have announced the 2021 Final Round Jury. The incoming panel of top-level agency creative leaders represents radio's top advertising categories, including automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), communications, community service, education, financial More

Audacy Adds BetQL Network in Partnership with BetMGM
Audacy has announced the addition of new weekday programming on the "BetQL Network" as part of its multiplatform partnership with BetMGM. Beginning June 21, the network will launch "The Daily Tip," featuring Michael Jenkins and Chelsea Messinger, and "BetMGM Tonight," starring More

SummitMedia Taps Dave Symonds to Lead Richmond Cluster
SummitMedia has named Dave Symonds as Director of Programming and Operations for the company's Richmond cluster. Symonds brings a solid track record of progressive leadership in multi-station, multiformat programming, management, and brand development, including start-ups and well-established stations and More

AM/FM Radio is the Reach Accelerator for Video & Digital
Westwood One
Westwood One
As major media companies shift their focus to building their direct-to-consumer video offerings, linear TV audiences are in a free fall. According to a MoffettNathanson analysis of Nielsen TV ratings, television audiences are down dramatically. This week's Westwood One blog outlines how advertisers can use More

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Benztown Offers Free July 4th Audio Pack
Benztown has assembled an explosive 4th of July Weekend AudioPack which is available as a free downloand through Friday, July 2. Included are all the SFX and musicbeds to set the perfect patriotic weekend mood for stations of all formats. The FREE AudioPack is filled with patriotic SFX including fireworks, More

NPR Podcast Wins Pulitzer
It was an NPR first - winning a Pulitzer and it prompted a quick round of virtual Champagne corks popping and heartfelt cheers of congratulations across ... well, NPR's corner of cyberspace. "Congrats to the Pulitzer winners. So deserved!!!!!" wrote Nina Totenberg, who does not dole out exclamation points More

25-Year Veteran Radio Broadcaster Nick Cash Dead at 56
Nick Cash
Nick Cash
Sad to report the death of veteran radio broadcaster Nick Cash (aka Richard Szost), who passed away last week at age 56 at his home in Hickory, NC. Cash spent more than 25 years in the radio business, including over eight as Brand Manager and afternoon host at iHeartMedia's Country KHGE-FM (102.7 The More

KGON/Portland Names Jeetz as Morning Show Co-host
Jeetz
Jeetz
Audacy welcomes Jeetz as morning co-host for KGON-FM in Portland, OR. He'll join "Terry Boyd's World," weekdays from 5:30-9am PT, effective June 16. Jeetz spent the bulk of his career in various roles at sister KISW-FM in Seattle. He also served as Program Director for KZND in Anchorage, morning show More

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Superadio, AURN IN Celebrate Fathers Day With Bishop Sapp
Superadio Networks and AURN Inspirational Network
Superadio Networks and AURN Inspirational Network
Superadio Networks and AURN Inspirational Network will celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, June 20 with a special broadcast of the syndicated "Marvin Sapp Radio Show." Hosted by multi-Dove, Stellar and Grammy Award winning Gospel musician and songwriter Bishop Marvin Sapp, the two-hour music program showcases More

Podtrac Releases Weekly Podcast Data Through June 13
Podtrac
Podtrac
Podtrac podcast data for the week of June 7-13 shows downloads were up 1% over the previous week and down 11% over the corresponding period last year for Podtrac measured shows. The Science category showed the largest growth week-over-week climbing 9% each. The Education category showed the weakest growth More

Melissa Chase New KHMX/KKHH Houston Brand Manager
Melissa Chase
Melissa Chase
Audacy has announced Melissa Chase as Brand Manager of Mix 96.5 (KHMX-FM) and 95.7 The Spot (KKHH-FM) in Houston. In this role, Chase will oversee both stations' full portfolios of broadcast, digital and live experience assets, effective July 1. "Melissa's breadth of experience launching and enhancing More

Paragon Media Strategies Ups Two Long-Time Researchers
Sara Schueller and Simone Lowin
Sara Schueller and Simone Lowin
Paragon Media Strategies promotes two long-time researchers. Sara Schueller (pictured far left) rises to Vice President/Research and Simone Lowin is promoted to Research Services Director. Schueller joined Paragon in 2002 after working at Nielsen Holdings, while Lowin began with Paragon in 2000. More

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Boston's Legendary WBZ Newsradio Celebrates 100 Years
iHeartMedia's legendary Boston station WBZ NewsRadio will begin a 100-day celebration to mark the 100th Anniversary of the station's first day of broadcast, September 19, 1921. The station will celebrate on-air and online with short stories and photos of memorable moments in WBZ's rich history. "For a More

Morgan Wallen Quietly Slips Back on the Airwaves
Morgan Wallen
Morgan Wallen
A little over four months ago, country superstar Morgan Wallen was persona non grata on most country music stations after a video of him using the N-word in a drunken exchange with friends in his driveway went viral. Wallen later apologized but that did little to reinstate airplay... until now. Wallen songs More

Hughes Extends Mornings, Adds MD Duties at Warm 106.9/Seattle
Seth Hughes
Seth Hughes
KRWM-FM Morning Talent, Seth Hughes has inked a deal to continue as morning host and has been named Music Director for the Hubbard Radio Seattle AC station. "Seth has a deep background with music scheduling," said Cat Thomas, Warm 106.9 Brand Content Director. "He knows the format, the music, our More

CEO John Scaggs Exits Way Media
John Scaggs
John Scaggs
The Way Media Board of Directors and President/CEO John Scaggs announced he is stepping down from his post, effective immediately. Scaggs spent 18 years on the Christian network's board prior to being named to President/CEO. Way Media COO Tim Dukes has been appointed interim President while the board More

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FTL's Main Host Released on Highly Restrictive Bail
Free Talk Live
Free Talk Live
At 6am on March 16, the windows of Free Talk Live (FTL) were smashed in at the FTL studio, which is also the home of lead host Ian Freeman. Approximately two dozen armed men and women from the FBI, IRS, ATF, USPS and others decided to pay them a visit and confiscated some computers More

iHeartMedia/Minneapolis Ups Barb Neren to Director of M&P
Barb Neren
Barb Neren
iHeartMedia elevates Barb Neren to Director of Marketing and Partnerships for its cluster in Minneapolis, effective immediately. She joined the iHM Twin Cities team in 2003 and most recently served as Director of Sponsorships and Events. Neren can also be heard Fridays on Sports KFAN (100.3) and weekends on More

RAB Panelists for ''Radio Works for Recruitment Advertising''
RAB's Business Accelerated
RAB's Business Accelerated
As part of RAB's Business Accelerated initiative, the next live-video presentation is "Radio Works for Recruitment Advertising." As companies prepare for full-capacity operations, return to the office and a return to 'business as usual,' staffing continues to be an issue for the More

Bahakel/Chattanooga General Mgr. Bernie Barker to Retire
Bernie Barker
Bernie Barker
Bahakel Communications Chattanooga, TN General Manager Bernie Barker is retiring after 12 years with the local cluster, effective Wednesday, June 30. He joined Bahakel in 2009 after working as Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Montgomery, Mobile and Birmingham, AL. 28-year company veteran, Station Manager More

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Jeetz
Jeetz
Audacy welcomes Jeetz as morning co-host for KGON-FM in Portland, OR. He'll join "Terry Boyd's World," weekdays from 5:30-9am PT More

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