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UCI Names Dominic Fails SVP/Local Media Sales
Dominic Fails
Dominic Fails
Univision Communications names Dominic Fails as Senior VP/Local Media Sales overseeing sales strategy and sales for the company's radio business nationwide. Fails first joined UCI in 2014 as Vice President and Director of Sales for Univision's local group in Chicago. Before joining UCI, Fails held sales management More

Osgood Celebrates 50 Years, Extends Radio Deal
Charles Osgood
Charles Osgood
This year marks the 50th anniversary of "The Osgood File," hosted by broadcast journalist and radio icon Charles Osgood. Fresh off receiving a "Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award" from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Osgood celebrated this milestone by signing an extension to continue broadcasting More

First-Ever Student-Run Natl. Radio Channel to Launch
Slam!
Slam!
The SLAM Foundation announces that, for the first time in broadcast radio history, high school students will produce and present national programming with the launch of SLAM Radio, a 24/7 year-round student-run channel that will air on SiriusXM radio. The educational-professional model will begin as a pilot program at More

Report: Group Rejects Latest iHM Debt Proposal
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
A group of creditors have rejected iHeartMedia's latest debt restructuring proposal. In an 8K filing with the SEC, the radio giant disclosed that the group of creditors proposed their own deal that would require the company to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The development comes a day after Cumulus Media said it More

Westwood One News Reveals Major Market Renewals
Westwood One News
Westwood One News
Westwood One News signs renewals with major market outlets WINS-AM/New York, KYW-AM/Philadelphia, WBZ-AM/Boston and WWJ-AM/Detroit. The news network is also expanding its reach across America with more than 70 new stations coming on board, including KKOB-AM/Albuquerque, WWJB-AM/Tampa, KMJ-AM/FM Fresno, KOKC-AM/Oklahoma City More

FCC Modernizes Broadcast Ownership Rules
The FCC has voted to modernize its broadcast ownership rules and to help promote ownership diversity in the broadcast industry. Specifically, the Commission has eliminated the Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule, Radio/Television Cross-Ownership Rule and Television Joint Sales Agreement Attribution Rule. The agency says More

Cox Media Group/Atlanta Names Four Vice Presidents
Donna Hall
Donna Hall
Cox Media Group appoints four veteran radio executives as new Vice Presidents to lead its Atlanta-area media brands. 30-year Cox veteran Donna Hall (pictured) is tapped as VP of Marketing, while Paul Briggs becomes VP of Content and Broadcast Operations, Moya Neville is named VP of Sales and Mark Medici is appointed VP of More

Lauren Onkey Named Senior Director of NPR Music
Lauren Onkey
Lauren Onkey
NPR hires Lauren Onkey as Senior Director of NPR Music, a role in which she'll lead NPR Music's team of journalists, critics, video and podcast makers. Onkey joins NPR Music from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, where she currently serves as dean and chair. She More

Emmis CEO Smulyan Named Carroll Award Recipient
Jeff Smulyan
Jeff Smulyan
Jeff Smulyan, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Emmis Communications Corporation, has been named the recipient of this year's Mike Carroll Award, given in memory of former deputy mayor and civic leader Mike Carroll. The annual award, selected by the Indianapolis Business Journal, honors a community member who has demonstrated More

FCC Proposes Changes to Media Ownership Rules
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued proposed changes to modernize media ownership rules "to clear a path for more competition, innovation and investment in the media sector." The Commission is seeking to eliminate the Radio/Television Cross-Ownership Rule and the Newspaper/Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule, while leaving the current More

NPR Audience Grows for Fifth Consecutive Period
NPR said Wednesday that its journalism and original programming reaches at least 99 million people every month across all platforms -- broadcast and digital. This cross-platform estimate is based on Spring 2017's monthly broadcast cume, NPR.org visitors and podcast users. Additionally, NPR Member stations have grown their More

New iHeartRadio Podcast Offers Parenting Tips
Fatherly and iHeartMedia have teamed up to launch The Fatherly Podcast on iHeartRadio. Hosted by veteran journalist, children's book author, and father of two, Joshua David Stein, The Fatherly Podcast is a weekly show about raising children and the lives of men who take on that responsibility. Each episode is built around a More

Jones Joins WPPZ/Philly to Host ''Your Voice''
Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones
Radio One Philadelphia names Solomon Jones as host of WPPZ-FM's new show, "Your Voice," airing from 10am-noon, Monday through Saturday. Jones, a graduate of Temple University, is an Essence bestselling author and journalist who has been featured nationally on NPR's "Morning Edition," CNN Headline News and Essence More

RTDNA Wants You to Know Your Reporting Rights
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses over news story content, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump. He rejected Trump's tweet that the FCC could challenge the license of NBC after stories Trump declared were not true, reports Reuters. "Under the More

Marks to Run Editorial Content for Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media has hired veteran editor and journalist Craig Marks as Editorial Director. In this role, Mr. Marks will oversee editorial content across web, social and video for eight of Townsquare's music and entertainment brands including TasteofCountry, Loudwire, PopCrush, ScreenCrush, UltimateClassicRock, TheBoot, More

Ken Chester Returns to iHM's WHO-AM/Des Moines
Ken Chester
Ken Chester
Iowa-based automotive journalist Ken Chester is returning to the local airwaves. Starting at 6pm on October 1, Chester's syndicated one-hour radio show, "RoadWorthy Drive," will bow on iHeartMedia's WHO-AM (NEWSRADIO 1040). Billed as "America's Premier Automotive News & Information Talk Show," RoadWorthy Drive looks into More

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