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Former RAB President/CEO Gary Fries Dead at 76
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Gary Fries
Sad to report that former Radio Adevertising Bureau (RAB) President/CEO Gary Fries has died. He passed away early Friday at age 76. "It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague, Gary Fries," said RAB President/CEO Erica Farber in a statement. Following his departure from the RAB More

Report: Radio Drives 29% Incremental Search
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) has revealed new research showing radio advertising can drive search results. Based upon its analysis of over 2100 local radio ads across six different categories, there was a 29% incremental lift in search results. It also found that the medium is effective in driving search during More

La Crosse Appointed KKCW and KLTH/Portland PD
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Michael La Crosse
iHeartMedia AC KKCW-FM (K103) and Classic Hits KLTH-FM (106.7 The Eagle)/Portland, OR, appoints Michael La Crosse as Program Director, effective October 9. He succeeds programming vet Chris Shebel. Previously La Crosse served as PD for AC KOST-FM and Rhythmic Oldies KHHT-FM (Hot 92.3) Los Angeles. Before that, was OM More

Cheryl Salomone Named Cumulus/Fayetteville VP/MM
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Cheryl Salomone
Cumulus Media appoints veteran broadcast executive Cheryl Salomone as Vice President and Market Manager for its four-station group in Fayetteville, NC, effective October 2. Salomone joins Cumulus from Pamal Broadcasting in White Plains, NY, where she was Director of Non-Traditional Revenue and Local Sales Manager for WXPK. More

David Dean Named KWNR/Las Vegas Program Director
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David Dean
iHeartMedia Las Vegas appoints David Dean as Program Director for KWNR-FM (95.5 The Bull), effective immediately. Dean joins the Country outlet from New Orleans, where he most recently served as Program Director for co-owned Country WNOE-FM. He's also previously served as the Assistant PD for sister WTQR-FM (Q104.1) in More

Radio Legend Laboe to Break Guinness World Record
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Art Laboe at KSAN in San Francisco
Radio legend Art Laboe, 92, will begin his 75th consecutive year on the radio this Sunday, September 24. He will break the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a radio presenter/DJ this Sunday on KDAY-FM Los Angeles as he kicks off his 75th year on-air. Laboe' s professional career began at KSAN/San Francisco on More

KEYPR Bringing iHeartRadio to Hotel Rooms
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KEYPR, a hospitality technology company, has partnered with iHeartRadio to bring a new custom music experience into hotel rooms across the country. iHeartRadio will offer guests thousands of Live Radio stations from across the U.S., personalized custom Artist Radio stations, and the top podcasts and on-air personalities More

1-800-FLOWERS.com, WO Join Forces on Sympathy
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1-800-Flowers.com and Westwood One have launched an integrated nationwide initiative to educate, engage and connect individuals around the difficult subject of expressing sympathy. The "Celebrating a Life" campaign, which kicks off this week, is designed to create a platform for thoughtful dialogue during times of loss. More

Black, Hispanic Account for One Third of Listening
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The African-American and Hispanic listening audience now accounts for one-third of the radio listening audience, and that number continues to grow, according to Nielsen's recent study, "State of the Media: Audio Today 2017," which focuses largely on black and Hispanic audiences. The Hispanic and black radio audience totals 74.7 More

Neuhoff Teams with Triton Digital and Omny Studio
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Neuhoff Communications adds the podcast management solution by Triton Digital and Omny Studio to power their on-demand content strategy. Under the partnership, Neuhoff will utilize Omny Studio's podcasting platform to capture, edit and distribute on-demand content. In addition, Neuhoff will use the Omny Studio integration with More

UCI, reVolver Team for Spanish Language Podcasts
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Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and reVolver Podcasts have announced a strategic partnership to bring listeners and partners more Spanish-language audio content and expanded advertising opportunities. reVolver Studios will produce custom content for UCI, using the company's portfolio of brands and talent, while allowing it More

WLS-FM/Chicago Ups Daniel Wolfe to Assistant PD
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Daniel Wolfe
Cumulus Media promotes Daniel Wolfe to Assistant Program Director at Classic Hits WLS-FM Chicago. Wolfe will continue his duties as producer of the station's morning show, "The WLS Wake Up Call," a post he has held since 2003. A native of Coal City, IL, Wolfe graduated from Illinois Center for Broadcasting in 2002. WLS More

Cox Names Gunther MVP/Tulsa, Lawrie MVP/Jacksonville
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Cathy Gunther and Dan Lawrie
Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Cathy Gunther as Market Vice President for Tulsa, Okla. and Dan Lawrie as Market Vice President for Jacksonville, Fla., effective immediately. These appointments are part of CMG's converging markets with multiple media platforms to strengthen news, sales and operational collaboration. "Both More

WOPN Welcomes ViewPoint with ''Bakari Sellers''
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Bakari Sellers
Westwood One inks a podcast partnership with activist, attorney and former Congressman Bakari Sellers. "ViewPoint with Bakari Sellers" debuts Wednesday, September 20 with former Presidential candidate, Senator, former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his first guest. The Westwood One Podcast Network will More

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