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Q2 Broadcast Station M&A Volume Nears $4.5 Billion
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The volume of broadcast station mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. reached $4.47 billion in the second quarter of 2017, according to estimates from Kagan, a group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. The top radio deal was the $82.8 million sale of Hip-Hop KPWR-FM/Los Angeles from Emmis Communications to More

AWM Announces 2017 Women Who Lead Honorees
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) has announced the 2017 honorees for its upcoming Women Who Lead luncheon program. The annual event is set for Tuesday, November 14, at the Marriott Marquis in New York. The event recognizes and celebrates women who have had a significant impact on the media industry, as More

Conclave Announces Summer Learning Conference
The Conclave has announced that its Summer Learning Conference will be held on July 25-27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place. The 2018 event (#CONCLAVE43) will celebrate 43 years of educating radio broadcasters with educational sessions from radio professionals along with networking opportunities. The conference More

Alpha Media/San Jose Names Heeren Market Manager
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Lori Heeren
Alpha Media, San Jose has named Lori Heeren as Market Manager. The market is home to KBAY and KEZR. Heeren's 30-year career includes previous stints as Vice President and General Manager of Reno Media Group and Director of Sales for CBS Radio/Las Vegas. She also served as Director of Strategic Sales for Beasley Media Group. 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

Alpha Media Amarillo Adds 97.5 FM to KGNC-AM
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Alpha Media News/Talk KGNC-AM Amarillo, TX, adds coverage on K248DE-FM at 97.5 mHz. KGNC will continue to serve listeners with its heritage format and 10kW on 710 AM. The station is now known as "Amarillo's News, Talk, Sports -- 710 AM and 97.5 FM KGNC." The station will continue to carry programming such as "The Agri-Business More

Dick Broadcasting Expands Footprint to 20 Stations
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Dick Broadcasting Company, headed by CEO and Owner Allen Dick, is expanding its footprint from two stations in Greensboro-Winston-Salem, NC, to twenty stations across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, having signed a definitive acquisition agreement with Alpha Media. The markets include Greenville-New-Bern NC, Myrtle More

Alpha Media Dayton Flips WGTZ to ''92.9 Jack FM''
Alpha Media, Dayton flips WGTZ-FM (Soft Rock 92.9) to Adult Hits as "92.9 Jack FM." The new station will feature a variety of music from artists like Journey, Maroon 5, Prince, Aerosmith, U2, The Rolling Stones and more. Alpha Media VP/Programming Ronnie Stanton commented, "What a fun day for Dayton. Turning on a new Jack is More

Alpha Media Brings Throwbacks to Myrtle Beach
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Alpha Media/Myrtle Beach flips Sports WRNN-AM (1450/105.5) from ESPN to Rhythmic Oldies as "G105.5" with the slogan "Myrtle Beach's The Throwback Station." WRNN will play throwbacks such as The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Destiny's Child and more. Energy 92.1 Program Director Zack Williams commented, More

Alpha Media Saginaw Names Mark Thomas MM
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Mark Thomas
Alpha Media Saginaw, MI, appoints Mark Thomas as Market Manager of its five-station cluster there, including WSGW-AM, WSGW-FM, WTLZ, WGER and WCEN. Thomas is a 30-year radio veteran whose experience includes working for iHeartMedia in Riverside and serving as a Market Manager and Regional Vice President with More

Mr. Master Adds Trent Muldrow, Moves to New Offices
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Trent Muldrow
Mr. Master Inc. expands with the addition of 20-year radio veteran Trent Muldrow. He'll provide technical support, training, and installations for the company's AIM and MediaShooterPro softwares. A South Carolina native, Muldrow will remain based on the East Coast allowing Mr. Master to expand regular tech support hours. More

Live 95.5 Portland Names ICE as Assistant PD
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Amanda “ICE” Habrowski
Alpha Media's KBFF-FM (Live 95.5) Portland, OR, names Amanda "ICE" Habrowski as Assistant Program Director. She'll also retain her current duties as Music Director and midday host. Originally hailing from the city of Detroit, ICE has hosted middays for the past 3 years. None other than Public Enemy's, Flavor Flav coined her More

Savannah's G100 Named Station of the Year
Alpha Media's WXYY-FM (G100) Savannah-Hilton Head was named "Station of the Year" for Division Radio A/Large market by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters on Saturday, August 5. In addition, G100's Mark "Shark" Ediss took home Georgia's "Best On-Air Personality." In the same category, WUBB-FM (BOB 106.9) morning co-hosts More

Ohana Media Group Names Anchorage Sales Manager
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Sandy Baker
Ohana Media Group appoints Sandy Baker as Sales Manager for the company's South Central Alaska cluster, effective July 24. She'll take on local sales management for the region. Baker has spent the past year working in the freight industry and prior to that spent over 15 years with Morris Communications radio stations (now Alpha More

5th Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute Begins
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The Western Kentucky University campus welcomes students from Valparaiso University and Middle Tennessee State University as well as WKU to the fifth annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute. These students hope to follow in the footsteps of other Radio Talent Institute students who are now working professionally for More

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