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WHYI-FM (Y100)/Miami Names Yako as PD


iHeartMedia appoints Larry 'Yako' Calderon Jr. as Program Director of CHR WHYI-FM (Y100) in Miami, effective immediately. He replaces Taylor Jukes who was promoted to Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia in San Diego. Yako brings over 25 years of broadcast radio experience, having worked in major East Coast markets such as New York, Miami, Orlando More

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iHeartMedia Cleveland Debut the New ''Throwback 99.1''
W256BT (Throwback 99.1)/Cleveland
W256BT (Throwback 99.1)/Cleveland
iHeartMedia Cleveland flips News W256BT (Black Information Network) to the new "Throwback 99.1," effective immediately. The new format will air the best throwback songs from the 90's and 2000's, including music from artists including Usher, Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, Nelly, Eminem and more. The station will also More

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KIRO Newsradio Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Format
KIRO-FM/Seattle
KIRO-FM/Seattle
KIRO Newsradio in Seattle is marking the 50th anniversary of its "Newsradio" format with a special broadcast featuring several prominent alumni. This landmark celebration highlights the station's history and enduring impact on the western Washington community. KIRO-AM, founded in More

FCC Cracks Down on Illegal NY, NJ Pirate Radio Broadcasts
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
In a significant enforcement action, the FCC has issued warnings to thirteen landowners in the New York metropolitan area for allegedly permitting illegal pirate radio broadcasts from their properties. This move is part of the FCC's ongoing efforts to curtail unauthorized radio transmissions, which can More

''The Jesse Kelly Show'' Expands to WFLF in Orlando
''The Jesse Kelly Show''
''The Jesse Kelly Show''
iHeartMedia's WFLF (NewsRadio AM540) in Orlando adds "The Jesse Kelly Show" to its weekday evening lineup, effective Monday, July 15. The Premiere Networks syndicated show will air weekdays from 7-10pm ET. Kelly's mission is to keeps listeners on the pulse of America's hot topics and issues. From news and More

Stefan Jones Upped to President of United Stations
Stefan Jones
Stefan Jones
Gemini XIII elevates United Stations (USRN) Head of Network Stefan Jones to President. In his new role, Jones will oversee all aspects of USRN's operations, including programming, services, affiliate relations and affiliate sales. Jones joined the company in 2016 as as Senior VP/Content Sales and More

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RAB Presents ''Radio Works for Plumbing/HVAC'' Presentation
Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB)
Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB)
As part of RAB's continued "Radio Works" initiative, the next presentation in the series, "Radio Works for Plumbing/HVAC," will help sellers and managers with a better understanding of the category. During the presentation, AnalyticOwl General Manager Rick Kestenbaum will share how radio drives website More

NPR to Cover 2024 Republican National Convention
National Public Radio (NPR)
National Public Radio (NPR)
Leading up to the presidential election, NPR will provide multimedia coverage of the nominating conventions and all major breaking news events from the campaigns. Audiences can turn to NPR across all platforms to watch and listen to live speeches and analysis from NPR correspondents. More

Amber Miller Joins WXPN/Philadelphia as On-Air Host
Amber Miller
Amber Miller
The University of Pennsylvania's Public Radio WXPN in Philadelphia taps Amber Miller to join as on-air host. She will be heard during nights and weekends, in addition to fill-in shifts, starting Thursday, July 18. Previously, Miller was an on-air host, Assistant Program Director and Program Director for More

Premiere Networks Talk Radio Talent to Cover 2024 RNC
Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks' talk radio talent, including Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, Jesse Kelly and Ben Ferguson, will provide extensive coverage of the 2024 Republican National Convention (RNC). The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show (11am-2pm CT) and The Jesse Kelly More

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WUSJ's Hannah Lane is MIW's First Mississippi Mentee
Hannah Lane
Hannah Lane
Congratulations to New South Radio WUSJ-FM (Your Country US96)/Jackson, MS's Hannah Lane for becoming the state's first Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) mentee. She will now be mentored by some of the brightest women in the industry as she continues to grow her career. Lane came to WUSJ in More

Alpha Media Confirms Layoffs in Bakersfield
Alpha Media
Alpha Media
Alpha Media Group operates four stations in Bakersfield has confirmed layoffs to KBAK-TV. The stations impacted are Oldies KKBB-FM (Groove 99.3), News/Talk KNZR-AM & FM and CHR KLLY-FM (Energy 95.3). Eyewitness News reports that Market Manager Jeremy Price confirmed the layoffs, but did not say how many were More

iHM/Philadelphia, FSR's ''The Gambler'' Launch Podcast
''Behind the Vig''
''Behind the Vig''
iHeartMedia Philadelphia and FOX Sports Radio's "The Gambler" have announced the launch of a new iHeartPodcast series, "Behind the Vig." This eight-part series will offer an in-depth exploration of the sports betting industry, going beyond bets and strategies to delve into the business side of sports More

WGN/Chicago Adds ''The Other Side of Midnight with Morano''
Frank Morano
Frank Morano
Red Apple Audio Networks adds WGN-AM in Chicago to carry "The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano," a syndicated overnight show. The program debuts Monday, July 15 on WGN. The overnighter airs midnight to 4am Monday and 1-4am Tuesday through Friday from its flagship station WABC in New York. In addition More

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Audacy/Cleveland Ups Jeff Miller to SVP/Market Manager
Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller
Audacy names Jeff Miller as Senior Vice President, Market Manager and Director of Sales for its cluster in Cleveland. Miller previously served as General Sales Manager for co-owned WKRK-FM (92.3 The Fan), the flagship for the Cleveland Browns, while also supporting sister WNCX (Star 102) and WQAL (Q104). More

Despite Beryl's Impact, KYST/Houston Stays On the Air
KYST-AM/Houston
KYST-AM/Houston
As it turns out, Radio.Cloud technology could be pivotal when going live during a hurricane. Radio's mission of serving the community, especially during times of crisis, was on full display in Houston this week after Hurricane Beryl. KYST (Patriot Talk 920) utilized Radio.Cloud's model of keeping all More

Cox Media Group Promotes Brad Smith to CFO
Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Cox Media Group (CMG) promoted Brad Mith to Chief Financial Officer. He joined CMG in 2020 as the SVP of Finance & FP&A and has been the interim co-CFO for the last six months. Smith spent the last 20 years of his career in the media space at the crossroads of finance, strategy and operations. Prior to More

RTNDA: Fewer Radio Stations Run Less Local News
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA)
Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA)
The latest RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey found that, overall, 64.2% of all radio stations in the survey report were running local news. This included 66.5% of AM stations and 63.3% of FM stations. Those numbers were down 4 points overall from a year ago. FM stations dropped 3 points, More

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Cayuga Media Launches Local Online News Site Cortaca Today
Saga Broadcasting's Cayuga Media Group recently launched an online news & information site tapping into the power of their ten stations in Cortland and Ithaca, NY. Cortaca Today aims to bring news, information, and entertainment to the primary geographic areas of Tompkins and Cortland counties. The site More

Report: Podcast Listening On-the-Go in the U.S. vs. UK
Edison Research
Edison Research
According to Edison Research podcast listeners in the UK listen on public transport and while walking around. One of the items the firm studies is where people listen to podcasts most often. While "at home" is the answer for the majority of podcast listeners in both the U.S. and UK, some clear cultural More

Newsradio 1080 KRLD in Dallas Makes Lineup Changes
Joe Kelley and Mike Rogers
Joe Kelley and Mike Rogers
Audacy has announced lineup changes on KRLD-AM (NewsRadio 1080 KRLD) in Dallas. The station welcomes Joe Kelley (far left) as the new host of "The KRLD Morning News," which airs weekdays from 5-10am CT. Kelley joins KRLD from Orlando, where he held a similar position at WDBO. More

ESPN Madison Announces New Local Afternoon Show
Molly Brown
Molly Brown
ESPN Madison is launching a new afternoon show entitled "Jim, Matt and Molly" on July 15. "Rutledge and Hamilton" featuring Jim Rutledge and Olympic Gold Medalist Matt Hamilton evolves and adds Molly Brown (pictured) as a fulltime host. The show will air weekdays from 4-6pm on WTLX-FM (100.5 ESPN) in More

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Changes & Moves
Amber Miller
Amber Miller
The University of Pennsylvania's Public Radio WXPN in Philadelphia taps Amber Miller to join as on-air host. She will be heard during nights and More

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