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CMG Appoints Daniel York as President/CEO


Cox Media Group appoints Daniel York as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He most recently served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of AT&T and its subsidiary, DIRECTV. As President/CEO, York will be responsible for all aspects of managing the company including its 54 radio stations in 10 markets, as well as More

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La Raza 95.7 Studios Destroyed by Fire During Protests
La Raza 95.7
La Raza 95.7
The protests in Minneapolis, over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, led to the destruction of the studios of Santamaria Broadcasting's Regional Mexican KMNV-AM and K239CJ (La Raza 95.7)/St. Paul. Facilities on the fourth floor of an office building on the corner at 3003 27th Avenue South and More

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Report: Former WPGC/D.C. Personality Tony Redz Has Died
Tony Redz
Tony Redz
Former WPGC-FM/Washington, DC air personality Tony Redz has died, reports WUSA-TV. Redz, also known as Mr. 24/7, had deep roots in the DMV and began his music career in 1997. He joined WPGC as a radio host in 2000. The TV outlet said Redz was known for helping local music artists get their music on More

FCC Grants Cumulus Petition Exceeding Foreign Ownership Cap
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
The FCC has granted a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed on July 19, 2018 to Cumulus Media asking the ageny to exercise its discretion to permit the company to exceed the 25 percent foreign ownership benchmark. Specifically, the Petition requested approval to permit up to and including a sum total 100 More

DeDe in the Morning Debuts on Stacks 92.1/Lansing MI
DeDe in the Morning
DeDe in the Morning
Duke Wright's Midwest Communications-owned WQTX-FM (Stacks 92.1) in Lansing, MI debuts "DeDe in the Morning" from 5-10am weekdays. The syndicated morning program is now heard on over 40 stations. "The playlist on Stacks 92.1 has a very fun, upbeat vibe. We needed a morning show that fit that vibe. All More

Live Music Returns at the Feed The Need Drive-In Concerts
Feed The Need Drive-In Concerts
Feed The Need Drive-In Concerts
Live music returns at the Feed The Need Drive-In Concerts produced by Local Media San Diego, which owns 91X, Z90.3, Magic 92.5 and 100.7 BIG-FM, along with the San Diego Padres and Westward Entertainment. They're happening Sunday, June 7 at Petco Park in the Lexus Premier Parking Lot, with sunset More

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Entercom Flips WODS/Boston to Adult Hits as ''Big 103''
Big 103
Big 103
Entercom flips CHR WODS-FM (103.3 AMP Radio)/Boston to Adult Hits as "Big 103," "Music Unleashed." The Adult Hits station on 103.3 FM is now boasting a vast music library the 1980's 1990's and 2000's. Key artists include Guns N' Roses, Prince, Journey, Madonna, Pearl Jam, The Notorious B.I.G., AC/DC, Britney More

Jacobs Media Survey: Activities Consumers Are Ready For
Jacobs Media COVID19 Survey
Jacobs Media COVID19 Survey
Jacobs Media has released some of the key findings from its second national audience survey of core radio listeners, focusing on reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, fielded in mid-May, examined a variety of behaviors, including the activities with the most interest -- as More

Urban One Q1 Net Revenues Fall 3.6%, Net Loss Widens
Urban One
Urban One
Urban One reported first quarter net revenues fell 3.6% to $94.9 million from $98.4 million from the same period in 2019. Broadcast and digital operating income was down 11.4 % to $37.6 million from $33.3 million. Adjusted EBITDA declined 13.9% to $32.3 million from $27.7 million, More

Stitcher Podcasting Report Reveals a Decade of Growth
Stitcher
Stitcher
Stitcher has released the "Stitcher Podcasting Report," a look at the evolution and growth of podcasting over the past 10 years, including what Stitcher's COVID-19 listener data could mean for the industry's future growth. The company says the report represents the industry's only More

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NAB Announces 2020 Service to America Awards Finalists
The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation revealed today the finalists for the 2020 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. One winner from each category will be announced during the Celebration of Service to America More

Sherri Powers Promoted to Chief Engineer at Beasley/Detroit
Sherri Powers
Sherri Powers
Beasley Media Group announces Sherri Powers has been promoted to the position of Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group's Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WDMK-FM and 105.The Bounce. Powers, who celebrated her 22nd Anniversary in April at the stations, most recently served as More

Saratoga Broadcasting to Acquire WJRV, WTNQ/Eastern TN
Media Services Group
Media Services Group
Momentum Broadcasting has entered into an agreement to sell 190W AC WJRV-FM (106.1 The River)/Oliver Springs, TN and 6kW Oldies WTNQ-FM (104.9)/LaFollette, TN (both putting distant signals into Knoxville) to Saratoga Broadcasting LLC for $325,000. New York based Saratoga Broadcasting is a partnership between More

WAKW (Star 93.3)/Cincinnati Moves Kurt Wallace Afternoons
Kurt Wallace
Kurt Wallace
Contemporary Christian WAKW-FM (Star 93.3)/Cincinnati evening personality Kurt Wallace moves to PM drive. He joins Taylor Morgan for "Afternoons With Taylor & Kurt," weekdays (and Saturday) from 2-7pm, beginning June 1. Previously, he was with Christian WONU-FM (89.7 Shine FM)/Chicago. Before that, he More

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Integr8 Research Introduces ''Generational Music Cycle''
Matt Bailey
Matt Bailey
Using a parallel example of how authors William Strauss and Neil Howe used generational patterns to predict historical events (including, some might argue, current events) in the book "Generations: The History of America's Future," Integr8 Research President Matt Bailey has introduced the concept of a music More

Townsquare Media Reschedules Q1 Results For June 15
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media has rescheduled the release of its first quarter 2020 financial results from May 27 to before the market opens on Monday, June 15. The new date will provide the company, together with both its current and former independent accounting firms, additional time to More

Allison Mazzei Named KAB President and Executive Director
Allison Mazzei
Allison Mazzei
Allison Mazzei is named President and Executive Director of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, effective June 1. She succeeds Kent Cornish, who is retiring from KAB after serving in the post for 12 years. Mazzei is a communications and fundraising strategist who has worked with dozens of organizations More

Key Networks Launch New Country Program with Shawn Parr
Across The Country
Across The Country
Key Networks will launch Country radio host Shawn Parr's new weekday show, "Shawn Parr's Across the Country," on Monday, June 1 in sixteen U.S. markets. The program's inaugural affiliates include WGSQ-FM (94.7 Country Giant)/Cookeville TN, KBCR-FM (Big Country 96.9)/Denver-Steamboat Springs CO, WAKX-FM (Kix More

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Frye Receives First Results Broadcasting Education Grant
Rachel Frye
Rachel Frye
A morning producer at WTMJ-AM/Milwaukee is the recipient of the first ever Results Broadcasting Education Grant. Rachel Frye graduated from Western Illinois University in 2013 and began her career with a six-radio station cluster in Macomb, IL before taking a job at WTMJ-AM in June, 2014. She started More

iHeartMedia to Launch Summer Camp with the Stars
iHeartMedia has announced the launch of "Summer Camp with the Stars," a special four-week series featuring the top names in music helping millions of children across the U.S. missing out on summer camp due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will stream every Friday in July 2020 beginning July 3 at 5 p.m. More

Brands Suffer When Dropping Radio From Media Plans
Westwood One
Westwood One
According to a study commissioned by Cumulus Media and Westwood One by MARU/Matchbox, dropping AM/FM radio from a media plan can cause major damage among heavy radio listeners while brand equity suffers. In light of the pandemic, the case study examined a brand that was taking on two major category players More

WRFF-FM/Philadelphia Re-brands as ''The New ALT 104.5''
WRFF-FM
WRFF-FM
iHeartMedia rebrands Alternative WRFF-FM (Radio 104.5)/Philadelphia as the new "ALT 104.5," Philly's Alternative Rock, effective immediately. To kick off the launch, the station will air uninterrupted songs from 12pm to 12am from artists such as Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Cage The Elephant, The More

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Kurt Wallace
Kurt Wallace
Contemporary Christian WAKW-FM (Star 93.3)/Cincinnati evening personality Kurt Wallace moves to PM drive. He joins Taylor Morgan More

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