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Griesheimer Exits Entercom/Denver After 10 Years
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Amy Griesheimer
Amy Griesheimer exits Entercom/Denver as VP/General Manager for the company's five-station cluster there after ten years in the post. Regional VP Doug Abernathy will reportedly serve as acting General Manager. Prior to joining the local group in October, 2007, she served as Market Manager of the company's stations in Madison, WI. Before More

Friday Deadline for Country Radio HoF Nominations
Next week marks the deadline for Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2018 nominations. Submissions are still being accepted and must be received by October 27. Interested parties can submit applications at countryradioseminar.com. The 2018 Hall of Fame inductees will be revealed at CRS 2018, which will take place February 5-7 at the Omni More

Inaugural neXt2rock 2017 Garners 1,800 Submissions
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Cumulus Media's neXt2rock 2017 competition -- a national and local grassroots search for the nation's newest rock star -- has begun with over 1,800 submissions, and thousands of fans weighing in on their favorites thus far. The winner of this four-month-long competition will receive a record deal with Big Machine/John Varvatos Records, More

CBS Launches Exchange Offer in Entercom Merger
CBS has launched its exchange offer to their shareholders in connection with the merger of CBS Radio and Entercom. Under the terms of the offer, CBS shareholders can exchange shares of CBS Class B common stock for shares of CBS Radio common stock (which, upon completion of the merger, will convert into shares of Entercom Class A common More

Cumulus Raises $250K for North Bay Wildfire Victims
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Donating gift cards for Cumulus Media's North Bay Fire Relief at San Francisco's Stonestown Galleria are Arthur (KFOG Morning Show), KFOG listener Stephanie from Martinez CA, Stephanie's son, Dayna (KFOG Talent) and Stephanie's daughter
Cumulus Media San Francisco and its six-station cluster there has raised over $250,000 for the Bay Area Fire Relief Fund since Friday, October 13, bringing much-needed relief to victims of the massive Northern California wildfires. The wildfires destroyed homes displacing thousands of Northern Californians and scorched areas More

Brazelle Named PD at CD102.5/Columbus OH
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Mason "Mase" Brazelle
Alternative WWCD-FM (CD102.5)/Columbus, OH, elevates night talent Mason "Mase" Brazelle to Program Director. He replaces Lesley James, who relinquishes programming duties after eight years, but she'll remain in the CD102.5 afternoon slot. Mase previously spent 11 years at Alternative WKZQ-FM/Myrtle Beach, SC, where he was More

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 air on More

iHeartMedia/Albany GA Names Travon Duhart as PD
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Travon Duhart
iHeartMedia/Albany, GA, names Travon Duhart (aka DJ Tray) as Program Director and afternoon host. He'll oversee the programming of Urban WJIZ-FM (96.3) and Urban AC WMRZ-FM (98.1 Kiss). Duhart's previous radio stints include Urban WGOV-FM/Valdosta GA, WASU-FM/Boone NC and Urban WJIZ-FM/Albany, GA. Senior VP/Programming More

Chairman Ajit Pai Announces FCC General Counsel
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appoints Thomas M. Johnson Jr. as FCC General Counsel. Acting General Counsel Nick Degani will transition back to his role as senior counsel in the Office of Chairman Pai. Johnson joins the Commission from his position as deputy solicitor general for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. He's More

Radio Leads Music Discovery, On-demand Closes Gap
Integr8 Research has published the third in a series exploring how changing technology impacts radio listening and new music consumption. The good news is that local FM radio stations remain the leading source for 15- to 39-year-old listeners to learn about new music. Unfortunately, radio no longer wins that by a landslide as More

Tom Joyner Inks 2-Year Extension with Reach Media
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Tom Joyner
Reach Media inks a two-year agreement that extends the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" in radio syndication through December 31, 2019. The renewed deal comes as he prepares to mark his 25th year in syndication. To commemorate the anniversary, Joyner plans to launch a two-year-long celebration campaign, sharing events and experiences More

CMG Launches Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay
Cox Media Group (CMG) will launch its philanthropic initiative, Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay -- while the area was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Irma, many local businesses were still greatly impacted by the storm. Some were left without power, lost inventory, or even had to close their doors for days. With the generous More

Jones Joins WPPZ/Philly to Host ''Your Voice''
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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

FOX Taps iHM for ''The Four: Battle For Stardom''
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Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) will team up with iHeartMedia on the new music competition series "The Four: Battle For Stardom." FOX will work with iHM to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout the run of the competition. As part of the grand prize, the winner of "The More

iHM Launches iHeartRadio ALTer EGO
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iHeartMedia has announced the first-ever iHeartRadio ALTer EGO when the biggest names in Alternative Rock will come together at the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles on January 19, 2018 to celebrate everything Alternative Rock. The lineup includes Mumford & Sons, Cage The Elephant, Beck, Spoon, WALK THE MOON, The More

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