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E.W. Scripps, Journal Communications to Merge
The E.W. Scripps Company and Journal Communications have agreed to merge their broadcast operations and spin-off, then merge their newspapers, creating two focused and separately traded public companies. The merged broadcast and digital media company, based in Cincinnati, will retain The E.W. Scripps Company name, and the Scripps family More

Study Finds Strong Demand For NextRadio App
Smartphone owners are highly interested in NextRadio, the new app that allows consumers to listen to local radio stations using the FM chips already installed in their phones, according to a new national study by Coleman Insights and its knowDigital division. These consumers have positive initial impressions of the app, indicate that More

Cumulus Announces Multi-Platform News Service
Cumulus announces a new Westwood One news service powered by CNN's worldwide newsgathering resources. The new service will offer radio stations nationwide access to broadcast, breaking news, wire service and digital content provided by CNN for use on the air and on their websites. The service will, for the first time, enable local More

Benztown, Warner Bros. to Promote ''Into the Storm''
Benztown announces that the radio weather service, The Storm Report, will partner with Warner Bros. Pictures to promote its upcoming feature film, "Into the Storm," which opens August 8 in theaters. Through an integrated contextual marketing program, "The Storm Report" and Warner Bros. will send "Into the Storm" prize packages and movie More

Report: EMF to Flip WCCC/Hartford, Entire Staff Out
Marlin Broadcasting's Classic Rock WCCC-FM (Rock 106.9)/Hartford's entire staff will be out on August 1 when Educational Media Foundation flips the pending acquisition to Contemporary Christian, reports the Hartford Courant. Morning personality Jay Raven (aka Justin Morse) and Miss Klonk were told Wednesday that they More

Report: Women & Minorities Make Newsroom Gains
The latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey of U.S. broadcast newsrooms by Professor Emeritus Bob Papper shows that the minority workforce in radio rose to the highest level since in the mid-1990s. The picture for women in radio news was more mixed, but as far as minorities are concerned, the bigger picture remains More

Nikki Landry Named WEBL-WUMY/Memphis PD
Nikki Landry resigns as Program Director and afternoon host of WWWM-FM (Star 105)/Toledo to become PD/afternoons at Country WEBL-FM (95.3 The Rebel) and Classic Country WUMY-FM (105.5 Big Country)/Memphis, beginning August 4. OM Mark Elliott assumes WWWM interim PD duties. Prior to joining the Cumulus CHR two years ago, Landry More

BMI Partners With iBiquity on New Music Initiative
BMI has partnered with iBiquity Digital, the developers of HD Radio, on a new music initiative called the "HD Radio Artist Spotlight." The program was created to help elevate up-and-coming artists and grow established acts with tour support out on the road, connecting them with local HD Radio stations and creating new More

Air Personalities Return to Celebrate Marconi Awards
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, this year's celebration will feature five previous NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show hosts, including Ron Chapman, Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo, "Big Boy," and Bob Kevoian & Tom Griswold of the "The Bob & Tom Show." Together the hosts will serve as More

Benztown in Promotional Partnership w/Radionomy
Benztown has entered into a promotional partnership with Radionomy, an online radio platform. The partnership includes the creation of a dedicated Benztown online radio station www.benztown.com/radionomy, promotional packages and select Benztown imaging offerings and educational webinars to be made available to Radionomy More

NuVoodoo Names Mike O'Connor EVP/Marketing
NuVoodoo Media Services, a next generation media research and marketing company, today announced that it has promoted radio programming and media marketing specialist, Mike O'Connor to Executive Vice President of Marketing. O'Connor, a co-founder of NuVoodoo Media Services, was previously Vice President of Marketing. He heads More

WRQX Afternoon Host Marco Gives Away Own Cash
Cumulus has named Marc Orem as "CBOS Star of the Week" for a social media effort that garnered over 9,000 followers for Orem, better known as CHR WRQX-FM/Washington, DC, afternoon host "Marco." CBOS is an acronym for Cumulus Brand Operating System, an internal communications platform utilized by Cumulus employees. Orem has been More

WJZ/Baltimore to Carry Towson Football/Basketball
Towson University's football and men's basketball signs with CBS Radio's Sports WJZ-AM (CBS Sports Radio 1300)/Baltimore to air its games this season. Under the new deal, coaches shows will broadcast on co-owned Sports WJZ-FM (105.7 The Fan). Spiro Morekas will continue as the radio voice calling the action for the Tigers. More

Report: Smith Buys Chicago Translator for $4.6M
Calvary Radio Network has agreed to sell Religious 2-watt translator W264BF-FM for a whopping $4.6 million to Integrity Radio Communications, owned by former veteran radio programmer Elroy Smith, reports Chicagoland Radio and Media. W264BF was originally owned by CSN International, who built the translator in June 2004, More

Joel Kelly Named Clear Channel/Chicago GSM
Clear Channel/Chicago appoints Joel Kelly as its new General Sales Manager for CHR WKSC-FM (103.5 KISS FM) and Hot AC WLIT-FM (93.9 My FM), effective immediately. Kelly is a ten-year media sales veteran and joins the company from crosstown CBS Radio, where he most recently served as Local Sales Manager of News WBBM-AM. Prior to More

SiriusXM Reports Q2 Revenue Up 10%, Earnings Down
SiriusXM announced second quarter revenue grew 10% to $1.035 billion from $940 million in 2013. Net income fell to $119.9 million (2 cents per diluted share) from $125.4 million (2 cents) in the year-ago period. Adjusted net income climbed 60% to $131 million from $82 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2014 More

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