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Lori Burgess Named COO at Beasley Esports


Lori Burgess has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer at Beasley Esports. Burgess most recently served as Chief Digital Content Officer at Beasley Media Group and prior to that worked as an integrated marketing strategy consultant on behalf of the company. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the company's esports More

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Cumulus A/C Chief Emily Boldon Returns to Atlanta
Emily Boldon
Emily Boldon
Emily Boldon, Cumulus Vice President of AC Formats and Stratus Music Scheduling, has returned to Cumulus' Atlanta corporate headquarters to focus on the company's growing platform of AC radio stations and the expansion of the proprietary music scheduling software platform, Stratus. Boldon departs Cumulus More

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Scott Greenstein UJA-Federation's Music Visionary of the Year
Scott Greenstein
Scott Greenstein
UJA-Federation of New York has named Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM, as its Music Visionary of the Year. Mr. Greenstein will be recognized for his exceptional professional accomplishments and commitment to philanthropy at the annual Music Visionary of the Year Award More

Surviving the Great Radio Purge of 2020
Tracy Johnson
Tracy Johnson
What a start to 2020. Nearly everyone in the radio industry has either lost a job or knows someone who has. The Great Radio Purge came suddenly and cut deep. And there may be more to come. Major broadcast companies sometimes tend to play follow the leader. But one thing is for sure: Hundreds of good people More

Triton Digital Integrates Podchaser with Omni Studio
Triton Digital, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced today the integration of its Omny Studio podcast publishing platform with the podcast database and discovery platform, Podchaser. Through this integration, podcasters that More

Lazer Communications Buys KSFN 1510 AM/San Francisco
Mapleton Communications has sold KSFN 1510 AM/San Francisco to Lazer Communications. Jorgenson Broadcast Brokerage served as the exclusive broker in this More

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Randi West Named PD 97.9 WRMF & Party 96.3/West Palm Beach
Randi West
Randi West
Hubbard Radio has named Randi West as the new Program Director of 97.9 WRMF and Party 96.3 (WMBX-HD2), effective immediately. West spent 8 years as the Program Director for WMTX\Tampa and prior to that she was the Program Director for WDCG\Raleigh. "WRMF is a one of kind radio station," said Bruce Logan, More

Justin Chase Promoted to Chief Content Officer at Beasley
Justin Chase
Justin Chase
Justin Chase has been promoted to Chief Content Officer at Beasley Media Group. He has served as Executive Vice President of Programming since 2016 and in his new role will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of on-air content and digital on behalf of the company. Previously, Chase served as Vice More

KCVM-FM to Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award at NAB Show
NAB Crystal Radio Awards
NAB Crystal Radio Awards
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor Coloff Media's KCVM-FM/Cedar Falls, IA, with the NAB Crystal Heritage Award. The award will be presented during the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, held Tuesday, April 21 during the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The Heritage More

Bryan Broadcasting's Ben Downs Elected NABPAC Co-Chair
Ben Downs
Ben Downs
Bryan Broadcasting Corp. VP/General Manager Ben Downs has been elected by the NABPAC Board of Trustees to serve as co-chair of the organization, the political action committee of NAB. He'll assume his term on January 21. Downs takes over as NABPAC radio chair from Alpha Media Regional President William More

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"Every 30 Seconds" Project to Trace Young Latino Electorate
"The World," the daily global news and analysis program from PRX, WGBH, and the BBC, has announced "Every 30 Seconds," a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate ahead of the 2020 national election. Funded by a $300,000 grant from the Corporation for Public More

Wisconsin Radio Group Names Three Local Program Directors
Big Radio
Big Radio
Big Radio names three new Program Directors to head up the Rock County radio operations of its 10-station group. Effective immediately Paul Michaels assume the programming duties of WWHG (105.9 FM The Hog), Micki Morgret is now Program Director of WBEL (92.3 The Beat) and Greg "Big More

FOX Sports Radio to Air 20th Annual Super Week Coverage
FSR's 2020 Radio Row Stage
FSR's 2020 Radio Row Stage
FOX Sports Radio (FSR), a unit of Premiere Sports Network, will provide its 20th annual Super Week coverage from January 27-31. Broadcasting across a network of more than 500 stations in the U.S., as well as FOXSportsRadio.com and iHeartRadio, the network take fans to the center of More

CRB Names Recipients of 2020 Rusty Walker Scholarships
CRS 2020
CRS 2020
The Country Radio Broadcasters have named KFRG/Riverside Digital Content Creator/air talent Anthony Donatelli, KFGY/Sonoma County CA Program Director/afternoon personality Dan Weir and WCTY/Norwich CT Promotions Manager Nichole Breau as recipients of the 2020 Rusty Walker Scholarship. The three individuals, More

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Radio Punjab Closes on Acquisition of KTXV-AM (890)/Dallas
Kalil & Co.
Kalil & Co.
Radio Punjab Dallas LLC has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 20kW Asian KTXV-AM (890)/Dallas from Dallas Major Radio for a reported $225,000. The seller, Dallas Major Radio, is a California-based company. The buyer, Radio Punjab Dallas, is a Washington-based company headed by Sukhdev More

WBLS and WLIB/New York PD Skip Dillard Upped to VP/P
Skip Dillard
Skip Dillard
Emmis/New York promotes Urban WBLS-FM and Gospel WLIB Program Director Skip Dillard to VP/Programming for both stations. Graham "Skip" Dillard has served as the Operations Manager and PD for Emmis duo for over 10 years, joining then Inner City in 2008. Previously, he spent almost a year as PD of then CBS More

CMB Opens 2020 Station of the Year Entry Window
Christian Music Broadcasters
Christian Music Broadcasters
Radio outlets wishing to be considered for the Christian Music Broadcasters' 2020 CMB Station of the Year may submit their entries online beginning Monday and must have their full entry completed by February 21. Submission and eligibility requirements can be found on the CMB website. More

Entercom Reveals WEEI Red Sox Radio PBP Network Team
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
Entercom has announced the new play-by-play broadcast team for Boston Red Sox baseball games on WEEI-FM/Boston, the flagship station for the team. The team will consist of play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione, who is entering his 38th season and veteran broadcasters Will Flemming, Sean McDonough and Lou More

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Misslou LLC to Closes on Buy of KFNV & KWTG in Louisiana
Media Services Group
Media Services Group
Misslou LLC has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 18.5kW Classic Hits KFNV-FM (107.1) licensed to Ferriday, LA and 3kW Country KWTG-FM (104.7) licensed to Vidalia, LA from Tom D. Gay. Misslou is headed by Brenda Floyd and James Allgood and owns no other broadcast More

Podtrac Reases Top Podcasts for December 2019
Podtrac
Podtrac
Podtrac has released ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts for December 2019 based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience. With the increasing popularity of shows which publish multiple times a day, such as NPR News Now, beginning in December, these shows are now included in the Podtrac Top Podcast ranking. While the More

''Alabama's Morning Show with Suzanne and Chris'' Debuts
Suzanne Wynn and Chris Wright
Suzanne Wynn and Chris Wright
"Alabama's Morning Show with Suzanne and Chris" debuted January 13 with an initial network of three stations. The duo says thee goal is to grow the network to at least a dozen stations covering all regions of the state. Suzanne Wynn and Chris Wright have been fixtures on East Alabama More

KQKQ Sweet 98.5 Launches All-Female Morning Show
Nikki & Laura
Nikki & Laura
NRG Media is changing morning radio in Omaha forever, by launching an all-female morning show starting Monday, January 20. The new show "SWEET 98.5 Mornings with Nikki & Laura" will feature existing morning host Nikki Oswald and afternoon drive time personality Laura Blenkush. It marks the only More

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Changes & Moves
Nick and Kristen
Nick and Kristen
Nick and Kristen are named hosts of the new morning show on KWJJ-FM (99.5 The Wolf)/Portland. The "Nick and More

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Sun Broadcast Group: Country superstar Garth Brooks was a recent guest on SBG's ''The Sam Alex Show'' in Nashville.

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