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SiriusXM, Formula 1 Sign Multi-Year Broadcast Deal
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SiriusXM and Formula 1 ink a multi-year agreement that makes SiriusXM the North American radio broadcaster of all Formula 1 races, starting with this weekend's 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sirius channel 132, XM channel 203 and channel 963 on the SiriusXM app. The four remaining races will all More

Megan Liberman Joins SiriusXM as Sr. VP/NT&E
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Megan Liberman
Megan Liberman joins SiriusXM as Senior VP/News, Talk & Entertainment, effective October 2. She joins SiriusXM from Yahoo!, where she was VP and Editor in Chief of the Yahoo! News Group, responsible for all original news reporting. Prior to that, Liberman spent 13 years at the New York Times, most recently as More

SiriusXM Completes $480M Investment in Pandora
SiriusXM has purchased $307.5 million of Series A preferred stock in Pandora, completing the $480 million investment it announced on June 9. Under the terms of the deal, a unit of SiriusXM purchased $172.5 million of Series A preferred stock on June 9, 2017 and on Friday purchased an additional $307.5 million of the More

Ramsey Network Launches on SiriusXM Triumph
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Dave Ramsey
The Ramsey Network can now be found on SiriusXM Triumph channel 132 weekdays from 1-5pm ET, beginning September 11. Anchored by "The Dave Ramsey Show," which joined SiriusXM last year, the new four-hour block includes programming from Ramsey personalities Chris Hogan, Christy Wright, Chris Brown and Ken Coleman, as well the More

Veteran Radio & TV Personality Jay Thomas Dead
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Jay Thomas
Veteran radio & TV personality Jay Thomas has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Thomas most recently appeared in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" as well as hosting as show on SiriusXM beginning back in 2005. Thomas was best known for his stints at WKTU-FM, WXRK-FM and WTJM-FM/New York and KPWR-FM (Power 106)/Los Angeles. More

Jay Dabhi Named Music Director 92.3 AMP Radio/NYC
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Jay Dabhi has been promoted to music director at CBS Radio's 92.3 AMP Radio in New York. Jay also hosts the station's weekday afternoon mix show and often broadcasts live on Saturday nights from the metro areas hottest nightclubs. Jay reports to both Jim Ryan, SVP of programming for CBS Radio, based in New York, and Michael More

SiriusXM Names Mike Connolly Head of Ad Sales
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Mike Connolly
SiriusXM names veteran media executive Mike Connolly as its new head of advertising sales. He'll oversee SiriusXM's ad sales efforts across its lineup of channels that take advertising, which includes entertainment, news, comedy and sports. Connolly comes to SiriusXM from ESPN, where for the last eight years he had been Vice More

2017 PGA Championship to Air on SiriusXM
SiriusXM will offer listeners play-by-play and talk coverage of the 2017 PGA Championship, taking place August 10-13 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. PGA Championship programming will air on Sirius channel 208 and XM channel 92. Live hole-by-hole coverage, which SiriusXM will co-produce with Westwood One, will air from More

ESPN Radio to Debut ''Golic & Wingo'' Morning Show
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Mike Golic and Trey Wingo
ESPN Radio will debut its new morning show, "Golic & Wingo," hosted by Mike Golic and Trey Wingo, on Monday, November 27. The program will air from 6-10am ET on ESPN Radio and will initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving in early January to its simulcast home on ESPNU. The show replaces "Mike & Mike," which will More

Report: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren to Step Down
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Tim Westergren
Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will reportedly step down as the streaming music giant's leader, according to Recode. He's headed Pandora as CEO since 2016 and is likely to remain with company he co-founded 17 years ago until a replacement is named. Westergren took over from Brian McAndrews in the spring of More

NRHOF Announces 2017 Class of Inductees
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After 24 individuals and shows worthy of consideration to listeners and industry peers were submitted for voting by the NRHOF, the results are in. In just three years since public voting was reinstituted, the NHRoF had nearly 300,000 votes cast for Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality. More

SiriusXM Available to Subscribers with Amazon Alexa
SiriusXM has announced that its some 200 channels -- including Howard Stern -- are now available to subscribers with Amazon Alexa. With the SiriusXM skill for Amazon Alexa, the company's trial or paid subscribers will receive access to music and entertainment channels, two Stern channels, along with commercial-free music from More

SiriusXM Introduces Onyx EZR Dock and Play Radio
SiriusXM introduces its newest dock and play radio -- the Onyx EZR -- which delivers several new features at an entry-level price. The new unit features a larger display than its predecessor, the Onyx EZ, with improved resolution and selectable background and text options that allow for better viewing in all lighting More

SiriusXM Investing $480 Million into Pandora
SiriusXM is investing $480 million in Internet radio streaming service Pandora Media Inc., giving it a 19% stake in the company. Concurrently, Pandora is selling its Ticketfly business to Eventbrite for $200 million. Shares of Pandora rose 6.2 percent on Friday to $9.00. The transaction was announced Friday and the company said More

PwC Finds U.S. World's Largest Radio Market
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According to PwC's Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021, the U.S. remains the world's largest radio market with total radio revenue of $21.9 billion in 2016, accounting for 49.6% of total global radio revenue. As evidence of the sheer scale of the U.S. radio market, PwC found it generates more than three times the More

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