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Heidi Harris Exits KXNT/Las Vegas Over Comments
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Heidi Harris
CBS Radio News/Talk KXNT-AM Las Vegas and "The Heidi Harris Show" part ways after comments on her Facebook page about an ad featuring two men helping a baby walk. ABC 13 reports that the post for the ad was from the Clark County Department of Family Services, which was promoting child adoptions. The Heidi Harris Radio More

CBS Radio, Entercom Enter Into Merger Amendment
In an 8K filing with the SEC, Entercom Communications, CBS Corp. and CBS Radio Inc. entered into an amendment to its merger plan announced last February. Under the merger agreement, CBS Radio and Entercom were to request the registration statement required to be filed by each to be declared effective by the SEC as More

FCC's Pai Provides Update on Tropical Storm Harvey
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released the following statement regarding Tropical Storm Harvey: "Over the last three days, the Federal Communications Commission has been working in close coordination with the Department of Homeland Security to monitor the status of communications networks in the areas affected by Tropical More

CBS Begins Exchange Offer to Separate Radio Unit
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CBS Corp. has begun its separation from CBS Radio with an exchange offer that will ultimately allow the CBS radio group to become a major component in publicly traded Entercom Communications Corp. Under the exchange offer, holders will receive the right to exchange all or a portion of shares of outstanding CBS Class B common More

Grant Helps Preserve the Roots of American Radio
Duquesne University in Pittsburgh is teaming up with the National Museum of Broadcasting (NMB) to preserve history relating to the birth of American radio. It's made possible by $124,219 Educational Access funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, while leveraging Duquesne University's museum and archival expertise More

CBS Q2 Revs Up 9%, Radio Now Discontiuned Ops
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CBS Corp., current parent of CBS Radio, reported second quarter revenues grew 9% to $3.26 billion from $2.98 billion in 2016. Operating income increased 3% to $669 million from $651 million. Net earnings from continuing operations increased 6% to $397 million from $373 million, mainly a result of the higher operating income. More

Twin Ports Radio Closes on Buy of Minnesota Duo
Twin Ports Radio has closed on its previously announced acquisition of two Minnesota outlets from Red Rock Radio Corp. Included in the deal were 5.4kW WWAX-FM (92.1)/Hermantown and 1kW KQDS-AM (1490)/Duluth. Twin Ports Radio is headed by Dan Hatfield and the purchase represents the company's first radio stations. Red Rock Radio More

ABC Radio Launches Mara Schiavocampo Podcast
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Mara Schiavocampo
ABC Radio announces a new podcast titled "Motivated" hosted by ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo, which takes a look at all things health, wellness, nutrition and spirituality. After struggling with her weight her entire life, Schiavocampo shares her journey in her weight loss memoir "Thinspired: How I Lost 90 Pounds: My More

Guthrie, McCoy, Talbott Join BFA Board of Directors
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Cox Media Group President Kim Guthrie and Bayou City Broadcasting founder and President/CEO DuJuan McCoy to its board of directors. Additionally, Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott is named an Officer and Vice President. The new members and Talbott were voted in during More

Trio Sells Interests in Baraboo Broadcasting
Jeffrey A. Smith, Gregory J. Buchwald and Anne M. Smith have sold all of their ownership interests in Baraboo Broadcasting Corp. to Kelly Martinson for $380,000. The Corporation is the licensee of 250w AC WRPQ-AM (740) and FM translator station W259BC in, Baraboo, WS along with the Special Temporary Authority for LPTV W43BR in More

Four More Reps Lend Support to LRFA
Four additioinal Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 191 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate. Adding their More

AGM to Acquire Four in Albuquerque from Univision
American General Media has agreed to acquire four outlets in Albquerque from Univision Corp. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Included in the deal are 100kW Rhythmic CHR KKSS-FM (97.3), 20kW Classic Rock KIOT-FM (102.5), 3.7kw Regional Mexican KJFA-FM (101.3) and 100kW Rhythmic AC KKRG-FM. In order to comply with FCC More

Entercom Charlotte Extends Matt & Ramona Contract
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Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway
Entercom Charlotte inks a multi-year extension with WLNK-FM (107.9 The Link) afternoon hosts Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway. The "Matt and Ramona" show will continue to air weekdays from 3-7pm. The duo first met in Columbus, OH, working on the "Morning Zoo." In 2000, they teamed up as a show for the first time in Norfolk for More

iHM/Nashville Names Gerry House Voice of Big Legend
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Gerry House
iHeartMedia Nashville taps veteran air personality Gerry House to once again hit the airwaves as an official voice of Country "The Big Legend at 98.3," effective May 26th at 7am. After years of retirement, the legendary radio personality will once again be heard in Nashville. House will be joined by his "long-time male More

MPR Closes on Buys of KZIO-FM/Duluth-Superior
Minnesota Public Media has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 50kW Active Rock KZIO-FM (104.3)/Two Harbors, MN (serving Duluth-Superior) from Red Rock Radio Corp. Red Rock Radio Corp. is a Minnesota-based company headed by Kathy Lau and Shawn Skramstad. It also owns three radio stations in Minnesota, and has More

Bonneville Closes on Sale of KMVP-AM/Phoenix
Bonneville International Corp. has closed on its sale of 0.94kW Gospel KMVP-AM (860) in Phoenix to Farmworker Educational Radio Network Inc. FERN is a California corporation that owns and operates stations in Arizona, California, Nevada and Washington. Bonneville is a Utah corporation that also owns radio stations in Denver, More

National Radio Hall of Fame Reveals 2017 Nominees
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Voting for the 2017 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees begins on Monday. The 24 nominations in six categories were determined by the organization's Nominating Committee. Four of those categories will be voted on by a voting participant panel comprised of nearly 1,000 industry veterans. They'll receive confidential ballots More

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