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WLS in Chicago Celebrates 100 Years On-Air


Chicago News/Talk 890 WLS-AM celebrated 100 years on the air on Friday. On April 12, 1924, at 6pm, an experiment in radio took to the airwaves and 'W-L-S, The Sears-Roebuck Station, Chicago' was live on-air. 100 years later, the station looks back to honor those who made 890 WLS-AM what it is today. What started as a station for farmers evolved into the epicenter More

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Audacy & Voice AI Firm Elevenlabs Strike Partnership
Audacy
Audacy
Audacy is partnering with voice AI research and deployment company ElevenLabs to augment its existing programming and production workflows. Through ElevenLabs' synthetic voice capabilities, the partnership will create a library of voices for Audacy to deliver custom experiences for listeners More

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Y108/Pittsburgh Debuts Berger & Gorecki in Mornings
Cale Berger and Amanda Gorecki
Cale Berger and Amanda Gorecki
Audacy unveils a new morning show with Cale Berger and Amanda Gorecki on WDSY-FM (Y108) in Pittsburgh. The duo will be heard weekdays from 6-10am ET. Berger, 2021 recipient of the Media Association of Pittsburgh's Rising Star Award, has been with Audacy for seven More

AdLarge's fwd. network Adds ''Right Answers Mostly''
Right Answers Mostly
Right Answers Mostly
AdLarge welcomes "Right Answers Mostly" as the latest addition to the fwd. network. This addition helps the network provide an open platform for female voices to amplify their narratives and perspectives. Co-created and hosted by Tess Bellomo and Claire Donald, the podcast is on what you didn't learn about More

NABLF Honors Outstanding Broadcasters with 2024 CoSA Awards
The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF)
The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF)
The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF) has announced the recipients of the 2024 Celebration of Service to America Awards, which recognize outstanding service to their communities by local radio and TV stations. Winners will be honored at the awards More

WGN-AM, Chicago Blackhawks Agree to Three Year Extension
Chicago Blackhawks and WGN-AM/Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks and WGN-AM/Chicago
The Chicago Blackhawks and WGN-AM have agreed on a three-year broadcast rightsholder extension. The agreement will keep Blackhawks hockey on the 50kW News/Talk outlet through the 2026-27 National Hockey League season. Troy Murray and John Wiedeman have also agreed to a three-year More

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Jacobs Media to Present Techsurvey 2024 Results
Jacobs Media
Jacobs Media
Jacobs Media will present its Techsurvey 2024 results in a free webinar. The annual study is the radio broadcasting industry's largest survey, with this year's seeing participation from 500 radio stations, yielding more than 31,000 surveys from core radio listeners. It's 20th annual study is packed with data More

Futuri AudioAI Introduces Live AI-powered Co-Hosts
Futuri
Futuri
Futuri, an AI-driven solutions for broadcast and media, has unveiled enhancements to its Futuri AudioAI platform, representing a significant leap forward in integrating AI with live broadcast programming, podcasts and audience interaction. At the forefront of these advancements is More

WSSP (1250 The Fan)/Milwaukee Adds Local Weekday Show
Steve ''Sparky'' Fifer
Steve ''Sparky'' Fifer
WSSP-AM (1250 AM The Fan) in Milwaukee introduces a new local weekday show hosted by Steve "Sparky" Fifer. "Wisconsin Sports Daily" will air weekdays from 2-5pm CT beginning April 15. As the first daily show since August, 2022, "Wisconsin Sports Daily" will fill weekdays with discussions about Milwaukee More

Sjeklocha Spearheads Rodeo Initiatives for Rural Radio
Rebel Sjeklocha
Rebel Sjeklocha
A familiar voice has returned to the Rural Radio Network (RRN), as the Network expands its coverage of rodeo. Rebel Sjeklocha joins the Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) broadcast team as a podcast host and multimedia producer with a special emphasis on rodeo and western life. As part of her new role, More

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Marketron Digital Hits Milestone with $400M in Revenue
Marketron
Marketron
Marketron has announced a digital advertising milestone. The company's third-party digital advertising technology has now processed over $400 million in local digital advertising revenue since the company debuted these capabilities in 2020. The built-for-radio digital platform, Marketron NXT, has become a More

Nearly 1,300 NAB Show Exhibitors Showcase New Products
NAB Show
NAB Show
From early-stage startups and edge-of-the-art media technologies to industry powerhouses debuting boundary-pushing products and technologies, a roster of nearly 1,300 exhibitors will present the forefront of innovation at the 2024 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 13-17 (Exhibits April More

Leighton Media Success Demonstrates Digital O&O Revenue
Leighton Media and SoCast
Leighton Media and SoCast
With the decline of on-air ad revenues continuing, many radio broadcasters have turned to digital ad sales to make up the difference and stake their claim as effective solutions for their advertisers. While many radio groups desire to make this adjustment, they face the challenge of More

NAB & NPR Oppose FCC's Proposed Localism Efforts
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Communications Commission
The FCC is proposing changes aimed at encouraging radio outlets to focus more on local programming by altering licensing and application processes in favor of stations that offer a Commission-approved quota of local content. This move has sparked controversy and attracted criticism, particularly from the More

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Urban One President/CEO Alfred Liggins Signs Extension
Alfred Liggins
Alfred Liggins
Urban One President/CEO Alfred Liggins inks an extension to remain with the company. The new deal runs through December 31 and contains automatic one-year renewals, according to Inside Audio Marketing. His annual salary is $1.25 million, however, with bonuses he could make over $4 million. Liggins, More

Edison Research: Top Five Shows for Exclusive Listeners
Edison Research
Edison Research
According to Edison Reseach, for most people, once they start listening to podcasts, they can't stop. A new listener starts with that first show, which leads to another show, and down the podcasting rabbit hole they go. For others, it is a single show that captures their attention and all of their podcasting More

LABF, Benztown Present Special Session at 2024 BEA
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) and Benztown will present a special session entitled "From Programmers, Monetizers and Top Twenty Podcasters: Insights and Strategies for Navigating successful Media Careers." The session will take place during the 2024 BEA Conference on Saturday, April More

ENCO, Benztown & CMN Team With vCreative for SPECai
SPECai
SPECai
ENCO Systems, Benztown Compass Media Networks and vCreative have entered into a new partnership to bring SPECai, an AI spec ad service, to vCreative's customers by integrating SPECai into its suite of workflow platforms for broadcasters. For stations affiliated with both vCreative More

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Free Q2 Radio Sales Event Podcast Available on April 11
Rainmaker Pathway
Rainmaker Pathway
"The Encouragers The Radio Rally" podcast will present the Q2 Radio Sales Event on Thursday, April 11 at 8pm. The event for Q2 is called "Big, Bold Moves To Make In 2024 For Radio Growth." The program shares ideas and conversations about the current conditions in local radio markets by active sales experts More

WEBE-FM/Bridgeport Celebrates 40 Years of Service
WEBE-FM in Bridgeport, CT signed on the air forty years ago and to celebrate former air personalities, sales staff and management were invited to share stories and memories at Stratford CT event space, Riverview Bistro. Many of the original staff from the 1984 sign on were present More

PodcastOne Launches New True Crime Podcast ''Ransom''
PodcastOne
PodcastOne
PodcastOne has acquired the sales and distribution rights to the true crime podcast producer, KSL Podcasts' new podcast "Ransom: Position of Trust," which will debut May 15 wherever podcasts are heard. KSL Podcasts is the producer behind the true crime podcasts "COLD" and "The More

Jabob Posner Joins WHAV/Haverhill as News Staff Writer
Jabob Posner
Jabob Posner
Jacob Posner, a Williams College graduate, was recently hired as staff writer at 97.9 WHAV-LP in Haverhill, MA. Born in Chicago, he got his start in journalism in high school, since then writing for his college newspaper and serving as a features intern for the Berkshire Eagle, a local newspaper covering all More

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Changes & Moves
Steve ''Sparky'' Fifer
Steve ''Sparky'' Fifer
WSSP-AM (1250 AM The Fan) in Milwaukee introduces a new local weekday show hosted by Steve "Sparky" Fifer. "Wisconsin Sports Daily" will air weekdays More

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