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WKKV/Milwaukee Names Reggie Brown PD


iHeartMedia appoints veteran air personality Reggie Brown as Program Director for Urban WKKV-FM (V100.7) Milwaukee, effective immediately. In addition, the 21-year station vet will continue to air in afternoons. He previously served as V100's Assistant PD and Music Director and will report to Senior Vice President of Programming Kerry Wolfe who said, 'Reggie Brown continues More

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NuVoodoo: COVID-19 Topics Listeners Most Interested In
NuVooDoo
NuVooDoo
NuVoodoo Media Services' ongoing national study to track concern about the spread of COVID-19 and media usage amid the Coronavirus outbreak reveals the topics that radio listeners are most interested in hearing about on their favorite FM music radio stations. The data was collected More

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Report: Layoffs Hit Entercom/Chicago, Philly Over Coronavirus
Entercom
Entercom
At least eight air personalities and one Program Director were among those ousted by Entercom/Chicago on Thursday reports, Chicago media columnist Robert Feder. They included Classic Hip-Hop WBMX-FM midday host Diana Steele, Country WUSN-FM afternoon talent Mike Kasper and CHR WBBM-FM afternoon host More

Benztown Offers Audio Tribute for Legendary Bill Withers
Benztown Bill Withers Tribute
Benztown Bill Withers Tribute
Sad to report that Bill Withers, known for the 1970s songs "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me" and "Lean on Me," has died from heart complications. He was 81. The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died Monday, March 30. Benztown is offering an More

2020 CMB Station of the Year Finalists Announced
Christian Music Broadcasters
Christian Music Broadcasters
Christian Music Broadcasters has announced this year's finalist for Station of the Year. Radio outlets began submitting their entries online earlier this year along with nominations for the Community Service Award, the Industry Achievement Award, and the Rich Mullins Artist Impact More

FCC Opens Comments to Allow OTA Radio to Add Geo-Targeting
GEO Broadcast Solutions
GEO Broadcast Solutions
The FCC is requesting comments on the petition filed by GeoBroadcast Solutions on March 13 seeking a rule change that would permit radio broadcasters to air geo-targeted programming, including emergency alerts, news and advertising on a voluntary basis. The technology, called ZoneCasting, has been in More

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iHeartmedia Launches The iHeart Midnight Concert Series
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia has announced the iHeart Midnight Concert Series, launching Monday April 6, bringing concerts to music fans in the safety of their homes every weekday at midnight. The series, custom-curated for four different radio formats -- Pop, Hot AC, Country and Alternative -- will feature recent and past More

Learfield IMG College Names Cole Gahagan as President & CEO
Cole Gahagan
Cole Gahagan
Learfield IMG College longtime President/CEO Greg Brown has announced his retirement and the appointment of Cole Gahagan, the company's former President of Content, Revenue and Enterprise Solutions, as the new President and CEO. Following the transition, Brown will serve as co-chairman of the board of More

RAB Webinar to Address COVID-19 Concerns
RAB
RAB
The previously announced RAB webinar titled Data Drives Revenue featuring Analytic Owl will feature brand NEW granular data. COVID-19 has challenged marketers to find the best messaging and methods to communicate with consumers. In this one-hour webinar, Analytic Owl's David Shapira will share new data and More

WCTK/Providence Debuts Daily Mental Health Wellness Feature
Wellness 4-1-1
Wellness 4-1-1
Hall Communications WCTK-FM (Cat Country 98.1)/Providence has launched a daily mental health feature entitled "Wellness 4-1-1." Midday host and licensed clinical therapist Courtney Kelley is discussing mental health topics that range from managing anxiety to COVID-19 coping More

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John Minko Leaving WFAN New York Sports Radio
John Minko
John Minko
Amid extensive cutbacks and layoffs at Entercom, John Minko has decided to take an early buyout on his contract. According to Newsday, Minko recalled what an early WFAN executive named Rick Cummings said when he saved Minko's job in the station's first year. "I said, ‘There's no way I can thank you for More

Live365 Announces World Audio Day and Virtual Conference
Live365 has announced the launch of World Audio Day on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, which will be marked by an all-day virtual conference, including live panels, a branded radio station, insight from audio industry experts of all types, and more. The goal of World Audio Day is to bring together those in all More

Call To Mind Publishes Resource Guide for Mental Well-Being
American Public Media Call to Mind
American Public Media Call to Mind
In response to the widespread change induced by COVID-19, Call to Mind - American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health - has launched a site dedicated to mental wellness resources. CalltoMindNow.org includes resources and blog posts from trusted More

Entercom Employees Hit with Layoffs, Furloughs and Pay Cuts
Entercom has sadly joined the ranks of radio companies to institute layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says it has eliminated numerous positions but didn't provide a specific number. In a memo to employees, CEO David Field described the cost reductions as More

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iHM Execs Voluntarily Agreed to Forgo Certain Compensation
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
In an 8k filing with the SEC, iHeartMedia announced that some executive officers and other executive level employees have voluntarily agreed to forgo certain compensation under their respective employment agreements beginning with the next regular payroll period and continuing through the last payroll period More

WOR Reporter Infects at Least Six with COVID-19
Alice Stockton-Rossini
Alice Stockton-Rossini
In New York City, 710 WOR's Alice Stockton-Rossini, who covered the coronavirus containment zone in Westchester, infected at least six people with the coronavirus at a 90th Birthday party for her mother in New Jersey. Some of those infected later died. "I can hardly bear it," Stockton-Rossini told The More

Report: More Than 30 Staffers Furloughed at iHM/Chicago
Robert Feder
Robert Feder
More than 30 full-time and part-time employees were placed on temporary unpaid leave this week at iHeartMedia Chicago in response to the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic reports Chicago media columnist Robert Feder (pictured). Sources tell him that staffers in every department were More

NPR Appoints Michael Smith as Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Smith
Michael Smith
Following a national search, veteran brand marketing executive Michael Smith, who most recently served as SVP and GM of Digital Channels for Scripps Networks, will become Chief Marketing Officer for NPR, effective April 6. Smith has a background that includes more than 30 years of entertainment brand More

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United Stations Offer Murphy, Sam & Jodi Morning Show for Free
The highly successful, family-friendly and award-winning morning show, Murphy, Sam & Jodi, are joining the other nationally distributed daypart shows in the United Stations lineup by offering radio stations around the country the opportunity to utilize the daily program with no cost or commitment to More

Special CMB Webinar Offered for Free: Now What?
According to Nielsen last week, "83% of American adults report spending the same or more time with radio as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak." Because you are a trusted voice, your audience is coming to you for hope and encouragement. What comes out of your speakers is making a difference in your More

Acast Posts 100% Revenue Growth in 2019 to $38 Million
Acast
Acast
Acast, a global podcast producer, posted 100% revenue grow from $19 million in 2018 to $38 million in 2019 with a gross margin improving from 34% to 36%. The contribution from all core markets was instrumental to Acast's growth as the Americas grew by 148% and European operations by 91%. Additionally, Acast More

Mike Waters Joins KOKZ/Cedar Rapids as Morning Talent
Mike Waters
Mike Waters
NRG Media taps 30-year veteran air personality Mike Waters as its new morning talent for KOKZ-FM in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA, weekdays from 5:30-10am beginning Monday, April 6. "We are thrilled to have Mike join NRG Media as the voice for 105.7 KOKZ for the morning drive. He brings over 30 years More

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Mike Waters
Mike Waters
NRG Media taps 30-year veteran air personality Mike Waters as its new morning talent for KOKZ-FM in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo, IA, weekdays from More

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