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iHM/Wichita Appoints McCausland Market President
iHeartMedia has announced that 25-year industry vet Jeff McCausland is named Market President of its Wichita market, overseeing KZCH-FM, KRBB-FM, KZSN-FM and KTHR-FM, effective immediately. He began his career at iHM/Wichita's KRBB-FM in 1990 as part of the sales team and went on to join KSAS-TV as a LSM and then took on roles as More

iHM/Springfield MO Names Saunders Market President
iHeartMedia/Springfield, MO, appoints Matt Saunders as Market President, effective immediately. Saunders is a 25-year radio industry vet and has been with iHeartMedia for more than three years, most recently serving as the VP of Sales in St. Louis. During his time in St. Louis he also held management positions at CBS Radio, Sinclair and More

XL106.7's Johnny's House Hosted Program from Cuba
CHR WXXL-FM (XL106.7)/Orlando morning program "Johnny's House" has become the first-ever U.S. FM morning team to host a show in Cuba. Morning hosts Johnny Magic, Laura Diaz and Brian Grimes traveled to Havana to explore Cuban culture first-hand and shared their experiences with Orlando residents on Friday morning, July 31, from 6-10am. More

Broadcasting Hall Of Famer Ned Foster to Retire
Bonneville/Phoenix has announced that longtime Arizona's Morning News anchor and Arizona Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee Ned Foster will be retiring at the end of November. Foster's last day on air will be Wednesday, November 25. A Massachusetts native, Foster's radio career has spanned more than forty years at heritage stations across More

Cumulus Q2 Revs Down 8.8%, Net Earnings $12.2M
Cumulus Media reported second quarter revenues were down 8.8% to $299.3 million from $328.2 million in 2014. Broadcast advertising declined 8.4% to $275.7 million from $300.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA fell 19.6% to $80.8 million from $100.5 million. The company posted net earnings of $12.2 million (5 cents per diluted share) as More

Ross Brittain to Retire From WOGL-FM/Philadelphia
Veteran morning personality Ross Brittain, current host of the "The Breakfast Club" on WOGL-FM/Philadelphia, signed off the Oldies outlet for the last time on Friday morning. Brittain spent eleven years in the morning slot after taking over WOGL wakeups in June, 2004. Previously, he had handled mornings at WKSS-FM (Kiss More

Scott Shannon & WCBS-FM/New York Extend Contract
CBS RADIO station WCBS-FM 101.1 and legendary broadcaster Scott Shannon have agreed to a new multi-year contract, extending Shannon's run as the anchor of morning drive. Launched March 2014, "Scott Shannon in the Morning" is broadcast weekdays from 6:00-10:00AM, ET. "Scott has been more than just a great addition to More

iHeartMedia Q2 Total Revs Up 2%, iHM Rises 4%
iHeartMedia reported second quarter total revenue was up 2% to $1.7 billion, while iHM revenues grew 4% to $846 million from $806 million in 2014. The company said that key revevenue drivers included gains in its core local and national broadcast advertising revenue, traffic and weather business, syndication business and More

ESPN Radio's Features L.A., Chicago Talent in August
During the month of August, ESPN Radio will offer listeners three teams between 10am–1pm ET, featuring commentators who currently host shows on ESPN's owned and operated stations in Los Angeles and Chicago. "ESPN Radio has an extensive pool of talent from our national network, local stations and ESPN television," said More

Judge Denies Pandora Lower BMI Royalty Rates
Pandora has lost in its bid to obtain lower songwriter royalty rates with BMI, after a federal judge denied the Internet radio service request to reverse an earlier ruling that set a new rate. The judge ruled in May that Pandora must pay 2.5% of revenue to BMI, which is coniderably higher than 1.75% that it had previously paid. More

Daily Big Ten Football Program Returns to FSR
FOX Sports Radio in conjunction with Big Ten Network announces the fifth season of BTN Live, a daily Big Ten football show. Beginning August 10, the radio simulcast of the program will be available for air weekdays from 6-7pm ET on more than 20 affiliates, including WDFN-AM/Detroit, KFXN-FM/Minneapolis, KFAB-AM/Omaha, More

Groups Join Fight Against Airplay Performance Tax
The Free Radio Alliance announces four new members: The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative/Women (NOBEL/Women), The Intertribal Agriculture Council, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The Hispanic Leadership Fund. Each member of this diverse group is opposing a performance tax on radio stations for More

ABC Radio Announces Labor Day Programming
ABC Radio will offer three one-hour specials for use over the 2015 Labor Day Holiday weekend. The programs include "The Election Show: 16 Things to Know Before 2016," "Back to School Survival Guide" and "Streamline and Simplify Your Life." Hosted by ABC news correspondent Cheri Preston and ABC News Political Director Rick More

iHM/Charlotte Names Keith Hotchkiss Market President
iHeartMedia appoints Keith Hotchkiss as Market President of its cluster in Charlotte, effective immediately. He'll now oversee WEND-FM, WRFX-FM, WHQC-FM, WLKO-FM, Fox Sports 98.7FM and WKKT-FM. Throughout Hotchkiss' nearly 17-year career with iHM, he most recently served as Senior VP/Sales and previously ws General Sales More

Petition Seeks to Revise ''Burdensome'' LPFM Rules
The Low Power FM Advocacy Group (LPFM-AG), a group committed to protect the interests of both LPFM operators and LPFM audiences, has announced what it calls an "historic" 226-page Rulemaking petition with the FCC, supported by over 50 case studies. The petition highlights to over 600 Low Power FM radio outlets that have turned More

Matt Jones, Kentucky Sports Renew w/iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia Louisville announced today that Matt Jones, the voice of Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR), has renewed with his network of stations. Jones, now in his 5th year with the show, will continue to host Kentucky Sports Radio every weekday from 10a.m.-12 noon ET on TalkRadio 1080 WKJK in Louisville, NewsRadio 630 WLAP in More

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