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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

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 More

Frank Monroe Named WTMJ-WKTI Production Director
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Frank Monroe
Frank Monroe joins WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM (94.5 KTI Country) Milwaukee as Production Director to oversee its commercial production department, effective Friday, September 29. Monroe is inbound to Scripps from Crystal Lake, IL, where he served as the Production Director for Matrix Broadcasting and midday host for AC More

BFA Raises $250,000 with Celebrity Golf Tournament
The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $250,000 to help broadcasters in need during its Celebrity Golf Tournament last week at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY. The annual event is one of the BFA's biggest fundraisers. This year, more than 150 broadcasters and celebrities came out in support of 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

Connie Breeze Joins ''The Greg Mack Show''
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Connie Breeze
Veteran hip hop radio host Greg Mack ("The Mack Attack") has revamped his five-hour Classic Hip Hop weekend radio program, "The Greg Mack Show," syndicated by MannGroup Radio, with the addition of KOAS-FM (Old School 105.7) Las Vegas Radio Hall of Fame inductee Connie Breeze. She's a woman of many hats: Assistant PD, MD, as More

IBM Joins Company Lineup in NAB's PILOT Program
IBM has joined the National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) PILOT program. PILOT brings together innovative companies, educators and advocates with broadcasters to advance broadcast technologies and cultivate new media opportunities. It consists of broadcasting and technology stakeholders, such as new media broadcast More

Red Zebra Closes on Sale of WSPZ/Washington DC
Red Zebra Broadcasting has closed on its previously announced sale of 5kW day/1kW night WSPZ-AM (Sports/Talk 570) Bethesda, MD (serving Washington, DC, currently ranked as radio market #7) to AM 570 LLC for $2.1 million. Edward Atsinger serves as Managing Member of AM 570. Greg Guy of Patrick Communications brokered the deal More

NLRB Authorizes Formal Complaint Against SBS/L.A.
Region 31 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Los Angeles will move forward with a formal complaint on unfair labor practice charges filed by SAG-AFTRA against Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), owner of Regional Mexican KLAX (97.9 LA RAZA) and KXOL (Mega 96.3) Los Angeles. The NLRB -- the governmental agency More

Gordon Smith Extends NAB Contract Through 2023
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Gordon Smith
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in the position until March 31, 2023, NAB Joint Board Chair Caroline Beasley announced today. Smith joined NAB in November 2009 and oversees the advocacy efforts of thousands of local radio and television stations across America. He More

Perry Broadcasting Signs w/Vipology for Web Content
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Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Company signs with Vipology Inc. as its content partner, securing daily content for its radio station websites companywide. Perry is the largest independent minority-owned and operated radio broadcasters in the U.S. Its sixteen radio outlets air formats including Urban, Urban AC, News/Talk, More

Radio Rides Out Hurricane Irma with WTW Coverage
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Beasley Media Group's stations in Fort Myers remain on the air, a remarkable feat given the strength of Hurricane Irma, which made landfall for the second time there as a Category 3 storm. Beasley's building sustained heavy flood damage due to the storm surge, while providing wall to wall news content on WXKB, WJPT, WRXK, WWCN More

Vegas Golden Knights Sign With Skyview Networks
The National Hockey League's (NHL) newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, and Skyview Networks announce a multi-year partnership for the team's inaugural season. This partnership will help maximize the signal distribution of Vegas Golden Knights programming broadcasted on their flagship radio partner, Lotus Broadcasting, More

WBZ-FM/Boston Inks Multi-Year Deal with Patriots
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CBS Radio inks a multi-year deal with the New England Patriots to keep the NFL francise's games on WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub) Boston. Team President Jonathan Kraft joined Thursday's pre-game show to share the news. Bob Socci and Scott Zolak will continue as play-by-play host and color analyst, respectively. CBS Radio has More

Houston Radio Bands Together for Harvey Support
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No less than 25 Houston radio stations from various broadcasting companies are joining together to simultaneously air a fundraiser to support the Houston Food Bank in order to feed those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The special broadcast will begin tomorrow, Friday, September 8 and continue through Sunday, September 10. More

Shazam, Sun Broadcast Group Enter Multi-Year Deal
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Sun Broadcast Group and Shazam ink a multi-year contract extension to continue their Shazam for Radio platform. The service allows programing and advertising content on radio stations across America to be recognized by the Shazam app. National brands and stations alike have harnessed the service throughout the past 2 years and More

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