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KINK is First Radio Outlet to Become Carbon Neutral
KINK-FM
KINK-FM
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, has announced that, for more than a year, AAA KINK-FM has been on the path to becoming Carbon Neutral. Through a series of eco initiatives and completing an audit from YRandG, KINK became the first radio station in the U.S. to be named Carbon Neutral. Over the next year KINK will roll out More

Courtemanche Named Alpha Media/West Palm DOS
Jason Courtemanche
Jason Courtemanche
Alpha Media West Palm Beach appoints Jason Courtemanche as Director of Sales effective, December 4. Courtemanche was previously VP of Sales for Cumulus Media in Los Angeles and iHeartMedia in Chicago. Prior to that, he served as Sales Manager for WBBM in Chicago and Director of Sales for MVS International More

AWM Honors Five Leaders at Women Who Lead Event
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) hosted its annual Women Who Lead luncheon Tuesday to a capacity crowd at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Keynote speaker Geraldine Laybourne spoke about current headlines of workplace harassment along with poignant stories from her career. She closed her remarks by offering the rally More

Alpha Media Joins iHeartRadio
iHeartMedia and Alpha Media have entered an agreement to add at least 200 Alpha stations to iHeartRadio. Alpha Media radio stations in 50 markets will be available on iHeartRadio starting today with all stations available in the coming weeks. "We're excited to join forces with iHeartRadio and expand our digital More

Q2 Broadcast Station M&A Volume Nears $4.5 Billion
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 Meruelo Media. 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 trailblazers and 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
Lori Heeren
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
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
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
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
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

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