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U.S. Spoken Word Audio Share Rises 20%


The share of time spent listening to spoken word audio has increased 20% since 2014, while time spent with music across the same period fell 5%. This shift is led by an increase in spoken word audio consumption on mobile devices across age groups, and growth in spoken word share among those ages 13-34. These findings are part of The Spoken Word Audio Report More

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Cumulus Media Q3 Net Revenue Declined 0.5% to $280.8M
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media reported third quarter net revenue decreased 0.5% to $280.8 million from $282.2 million in 2018. Adjusted EBITDA declined 5.5% to $58.7 million from $62.1 million. On a same station basis, excluding the impact of political revenue, net revenue grew 3.9% and adjusted EBITDA increased 2.2%. The More

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Stevie Demann Joins JVC/Florida as Director of Programming
Stevie Demann
Stevie Demann
JVC Broadcasting adds radio programming veteran Stevie DeMann as the new Director of Programming for its Florida radio stations. DeMann, with previous stops in Baltimore, Orlando, Boston, and most recently serving as Operations Manager for Cox Media Orlando, will oversee WOTW-FM (103.1 The Wolf), WDYZ-AM More

Bob Walker to Join Hall Communications Florida as OM
Bob Walker
Bob Walker
Hall Communications VP/Programming Bob Walker will segue from Providence-New Bedford to Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL, replacing the retiring Mike James as Operations Manager for WPCV, WWRZ, WLKF and WONN. Walker will also serve as as Program Director for WPCV in addition to Hall VP/Programming. He'll join the More

Entravision Names Mateo and Marrero VPs of Audio Network Sales
Entravision has announced the promotion of Jose Mateo III and the appointment of Erika M. Marrero to Vice Presidents of Entravision's Audio Network Sales, effective immediately. Marrero and Mateo will report directly to Liliana Aristizabal, Entravision's Senior Vice President National Sales for the Eastern More

iHM Announces Nominees for 2020 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards
iHeartMedia has announced the nominees for the 2020 iHeartRadio Podcast Awards which will be held on Friday, January 17 at 8 p.m. PT held at the iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles. Fans across the country will also be able to tune in to the second annual live awards event via a LiveXLive stream and on More

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AWMF Announces 45th Gracie Awards Call for Entries Open
The Gracies
The Gracies
The Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), has opened the call for entries for the 45th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 19, 2020, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills and Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 24, 2020, in New York. Serving again More

Salem Media Group Q3 Total Revenue Down 2.2% to $64.1M
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group reported third quarter total revenue declined 2.2% to $64.1 million from $65.5 million. Net broadcast revenue fell 2.3% to $47.7 million from $48.8 million, while station operating income (SOI) decreased 11% to $10.4 million from $11.7 million. Adjusted EBITDA fell More

Applications Open for NPR's Reflect America Fellowship
NPR
NPR
NPR has opened applications for its Reflect America Fellowship, a program aimed at bringing a greater diversity of voices to NPR's news coverage. Applications open Tuesday and close at 11:59pm on December 15. During the 12-month fellowship, the Reflect America fellow will work with More

KRBE/Houston's Roula and Ryan Sign Multi-Year Deal
Cumulus has entered into a multi-year agreement with award-winning Houston on-air personalities Roula Christie, Ryan Chase, Eric Rowe, and Kevin England. Roula and Ryan are Co-Hosts of 104.1 KRBE-FM's long-running morning radio show, "The Roula and Ryan Show", which airs weekdays from 6:00am-10:00am. More

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Envision Networks is Geeked About Latest Milestone
Peter Welpton
Peter Welpton
Envision Networks hit a major milestone with its show "The GeekOut" which aired its 500th episode this past weekend. The daily audio and video vignettes are hosted by Peter Welpton, former managing director and resident technology guru for longtime hosts Lex and Terry. Peter provides compelling tidbits, More

iHeartCountry, Premiere Offer CMA Multi-platform Coverage
iHeartCountry and Premiere Networks are once again offering multi-platform coverage of "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" on November 13. All 129 iHeartCountry stations and Premiere' lineup of Country radio programs (The Bobby Bones Show, CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, CMT Radio Live More

iHeartRadio Launches ''The Women'' Hosted by Rose Reid
iHeartRadio
iHeartRadio
"The Women" hosted by Rose Reid, a new iHeartRadio original podcast, launched Tuesday. It features personal and candid interviews with some of today's female changemakers -- including artists, politicians, amateur kickboxers, mothers and lovers -- who didn't back down in the face of resistance. Each episode More

ABC News Radio Offers Impeachment Inquiry Hearings Coverage
ABC News Radio
ABC News Radio
ABC News Radio will provide coverage of the impeachment inquiry hearings beginning Wednesday, November 13. Live anchored coverage will feature correspondent Aaron Katersky in Washington with reporting by multi-platform reporter Ines de La Cuetara at the Capitol. More

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Premiere, Steve Harvey Celebrate 10th Annual Turkey Give
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
For the 10th year in a row, Premiere-syndicated Steve Harvey will give away thousands of turkeys as part of Harvey's Annual Turkey Give. Affiliates of the morning radio show will provide 8,000 turkeys to help those less fortunate celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the Turkey Give was launched in 2009, More

KERN/Bakersfield's Bailey Sets New Record for Honor Flight
Honor Flight Kern County
Honor Flight Kern County
American General Media's KERN-AM & FM/Bakersfield host Ralph Bailey raised money during a broadcast in September of this year for the Honor Flight Kern County (HFKC). This year's outreach marked a new record donation: $29,200. A check was presented to Lili Marsh, Executive More

WRKO/Boston Raises Over $230,000 During DAV Radiothon
iHeartMedia Talk WRKO-AM/Boston raised over $230,000 during DAV Radiothon to benefit the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Massachusetts. The radiothon took place on Friday, November 8 from 6am-8pm. WRKO air personalities Jeff Kuhner, Barry Armstrong, Doug "V.B" Goudie and More

iHeartRadio Debuts ''Service: Stories of Hunger and War''
Service: Stories of Hunger and War
Service: Stories of Hunger and War
A new iHeartRadio original podcast launched Monday, just in time for Veteran's Day. "Service: Stories of Hunger and War," hosted by Jacqueline Raposo, a food writer and podcast producer, uses the connections that we forge with our foods to tell the stories of hardship and heartbreak of wartime. Each episode More

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Judge Declines Warrant to Arrest Seth Dunlap for Extortion
Seth Dunlap
Seth Dunlap
New Orleans police asked a judge last Wednesday for a warrant to arrest former WWL sports/talk host Seth Dunlap on a count of extortion, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune/Advocate. But Magistrate Commissioner Robert Blackburn rejected the warrant and the newspaper's sources said he didn't find More

SiriusXM and DAZN to Launch New Daily Boxing Show
SiriusXM
SiriusXM
SiriusXM and DAZN are teaming up to launch a new national daily boxing program. "The Ak and Barak Show" will debut on the SiriusXM Fight Nation channel Monday from 12-3pm ET featuring DAZN personalities Akin "Ak" Reyes and Barak Bess. The duo will provide their unique perspective on the headline stories and More

Entercom Q3 Net Revs Increase 2%, Adjusted EPS Up 23%
Entercom
Entercom
Entercom Communications reported third quarter net revenues rose 2% to $386.1 million from $378.5 million in 2018. Operating income grew to $79.5 million from $78.7 million, while adjusted EBITDA was up 13% to $98 million from $86.7 million. The company posted a net income of $38.2 million (28 cents per More

31st Annual Radio Hall of Famers Enjoy Memorable Ceremony
Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2019
2018 Radio Hall of Fame inductee Mike Francesa welcomed special guests and fellow RHOF inductees Jim Bohannon, Jim Kerr and Kid Kelly to the 31st Annual Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York. Bohannon serving as announcer of the event which inducted the class of 2109 on More

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Changes & Moves
Brianna
Brianna "Breezy" Sloth
Brianna "Breezy" Sloth is named morning co-host for Entercom's WPXY-FM (98 PXY) Rochester, NY. She teams with veteran co-host Corey More

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Beasley Media Group: Employees from Beasley Media Group's Las Vegas cluster recently rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at Opportunity Village, a non-profit organization which serves adults in Southern Nevada. Team members lent a helping hand by changing out decorations for the Halloween/Christmas transition at Opportunity Village's ''Magical Forrest.''

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