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Latino Podcast Listening Hits Record Highs


The Latino Podcast Listener Report 2022 from Edison Research finds that 59% of U.S. Latinos age 18+ have ever listened to a podcast, a high mark for the measure. Just over half (51%) of U.S. Latinos have ever listened to a podcast in English, and 33% have ever listened to a podcast in Spanish. The U.S. Latino Podcast Listener report was commissioned by Adonde Media, LWC More

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iHM Ups Taylor Walet to Nebraska-Iowa Area President
Taylor Walet
Taylor Walet
iHeartMedia elevates Taylor Walet to Area President for its Nebraska-Iowa area encompassing more than 36 stations, effective immediately. As Area President, he'll add oversight of stations across the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport markets. Walet will also continue to oversee the Sioux City, Omaha and More

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Curtis LeGeyt to Headline CRS 2023 Keynote Discussion
Curtis LeGeyt
Curtis LeGeyt
National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt has been announced as the CRS 2023 keynote speaker. This session will be a fireside chat, with CRB Board President Kurt Johnson leading the conversation. The keynote discussion will take place during CRS 2023 on Tuesday, March 14, at Omni More

Westwood One Signs New Multi-Year Deal with Benztown
Benztown
Benztown
Cumulus Media's Westwood One inks a new deal to extend its partnership with Benztown, a radio imaging company. The two companies first partnered in 2011, creating production and imaging libraries. With the new multi-year agreement, Benztown will continue to provide radio imaging, production, voiceover, More

Radio Milwaukee Names Kim Shine as HYFIN Production Mgr.
Kim Shine
Kim Shine
WYMS-FM-HD2 (HYFIN)/Milwaukee names multimedia journalist Kim Shine as its Production Manager. Additionally, she will work alongside HYFIN on-air host and Brand Ambassador Element Everest-Blanks on the production of HYFIN's daily music and culture segment, "The Grapevine." Shine will also assist in the More

PILOT Launches Broadcaster DTC Audience Engagement Program
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT, the innovation arm of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), is conducting a program with support of the Google News Initiative to improve direct-to-consumer audience engagement to better serve local audiences. The six-month program is designed to support broadcaster More

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WFPK/Louisville Announces New Local Shows, Host Changes
Louisville Public Media
Louisville Public Media
Louisville Public Media adds new programming on WFPK-FM, including two new local shows: "502unes with Sam Sneed" and "In the Pocket with Destiny Carter." The new program schedule, which aims to highlight new local voices and music, will take effect Saturday, August 20. "502unes More

Kelsey J. Named KEWB-FM/Redding CA Program Director
Kelsey J.
Kelsey J.
Results Radio promotes Kelsey J. to Program Director for KEWB-FM (Power 94.7) in Redding, CA. Previously she served as Assistant PD. Results Radio Sr. VP Dave Shakes said "Kelsey arrived to us 2 years ago from Mankato, MN and has aced every challenge we've thrown her way. I'm happy for Kelsey and what's More

IBA Fall 2022 National Cash Contest Registration Extended
Independent Broadcasters Association
Independent Broadcasters Association
The Independent Broadcasters Association (IBA) is extending the registration period for member stations to participate in the IBA Fall 2022 National Cash Contest to Friday, August 19 to give all IBA member stations time to sign up for the promotion. The contest begins on-air September 19 and stations must be More

Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman Launches First Podcast
''Games with Names''
''Games with Names''
NFL veteran and Super Bowl LIII MVP Julian Edelman debuts the launch of "Games with Names" podcast on August 23, co-hosted with comedian Sam Morril. The weekly series will feature a who's who of athletes, coaches and celebrity fans reliving the most iconic moments in sports. Guests include MVPs, Hall of More

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Broadcasters Foundation President Jim Thompson Dead at 75
Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson
Sad to report the death of longtime Broadcasters Foundation of America President and broadcaster Jim Thompson. Thompson, who fought throat cancer for nearly a year, passed away Sunday night in Summit, NJ, at the age of 75. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Jim More

Members of Congress Condemn Rising Fees on Broadcasters
U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress
Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) led a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel regarding the significant regulatory fee increase on broadcasters for Fiscal Year 2022. In the letter, he and 92 members of Congress express serious concerns with the Commission's proposal for More

RAB Completes 14th Annual Management & Training Program
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW), have announced the completion of the 14th annual Rising Through the Ranks program, which began with a virtual session on August 2, and continued with in-person meetings on August 9-11 at the BMI More

iHeartMedia Tallahassee Debuts Sports ''96.5 The Spear''
''96.5 The Spear''
''96.5 The Spear''
iHeartMedia flips Classic Hip-Hop W243EG in Tallahassee, FL, to Sports as the new "96.5 The Spear," effective immediately. Tallahassee is home to a variety of sports programs, both high school and college. With the market's already established partnerships with FSU and Learfield, "The Spear" name symbolizes More

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Radio Ad Effectiveness Study Reveals Benefits to Brands
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
Independent data analysis agency Colourtext and Radiocentre, the UK commercial AM/FM radio industry group, recently released the largest comprehensive AM/FM radio ad effectiveness report in the world. Big Audio Datamine encompasses 1,002 campaigns for 463 brands covering 14 sectors. This week's Cumulus Media More

Ching Breaks World Record for Continuous Broadcast
Tommy ''Kahikina'' Ching
Tommy ''Kahikina'' Ching
KAPA-FM/Hilo, HI afternoon Tommy "Kahikina" Ching set a new world record for continuous radio broadcast by remaining on the air for 261 consecutive hours. Kahikina broadcast 22 hours per day, every day from Monday August 1 through noon on Friday August 12. Along with this record More

AdLarge Expands Female Audience with Influencer Podcast
Don't Keep Your Day Job
Don't Keep Your Day Job
AdLarge announces an addition to its female roster of podcasters, with the "Don't Keep Your Day Job" podcast to the AdLarge Podcasting Network. Hosted and created by author Cathy Heller, the "Don't Keep Your Day Job" podcast is the authentic shot of honesty and inspiration aimed directly at women to find More

PodcastOne Expands with Actionpark Media's Podcast Slate
PodcastOne
PodcastOne
PodcastOne inks a multi-year agreement with Kevin Connolly's boutique media network ActionPark Media (APM), a Los Angeles based hub specializing in podcast creation. The deal gives PodcastOne distribution and advertising sales rights for APM's current slate of podcast and vodcast More

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Podtrac Releases Weekly Podcast Data Through August 14
Podtrac
Podtrac
Podtrac has released its weekly tracking data of podcasts for the week of August 8-14 showing downloads were up 3% over the previous week and rose 65% over the corresponding period last year for Podtrac measured shows. The News category showed the strongest week-over-week growth at climbing 7%. The Health More

Maria Thrasher Joins Hearst Media Production Group
Maria Thrasher
Maria Thrasher
Media sales and marketing veteran Maria Thrasher joins Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG) as a business partnerships and development executive. Previously, Thrasher ran her own Charlotte, NC-based consultancy. Before that, she was senior integrated marketing director for Radio One, expanding the group's More

Audacy Names Joey Chaparro as Regional Promotions Director
Joey Chaparro
Joey Chaparro
Joey Chaparro is appointed Regional Promotions Director for Audacy in its Texas and Louisiana regions, based in Houston. He replaces Yasely Carrizales, who left last May. Chaparro will oversee promotions for all of the company's stations in the region, including its Houston cluster. Most recently, he was an More

iHM/Phoenix Inks Broadcast Agreement with ASU Hockey
Sun Devil Hockey
Sun Devil Hockey
iHeartMedia Phoenix signs a broadcast agreement with Arizona State University (ASU) to air men's hockey games, effective October 11. ASU fans can listen to all home games, select road games and a weekly coach's show featuring head coach Greg Powers on KGME-AM (Fox Sports 910). This More

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Quick Snaps
Radio Advertising Bureau: The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) have completed the 14th annual Rising Through the Ranks program, which began with a virtual session on August 2, and continued with in-person meetings on August 9-11. Pictured: 2022 Graduates and Speakers with BMI songwriter and Recording Artist Lauren Alaina.

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Changes & Moves
Casey Bartholomew
Casey Bartholomew
WBAP-AM/Dallas brings in veteran talk host Casey Bartholomew for 9-11am on the Cumulus News/Talk outlet, beginning Monday August 15. He More

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