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CBS Radio/Baltimore Ups Brandys to SVP/MM/DOS
CBS Radio elevates Tracy Brandys to Senior Vice President, Market Manager and Director of Sales for its Baltimore market, effective immediately. The four-station cluster includes radio stations WJZ-AM/FM, WLIF-FM and WWMX-FM, as well as the CBS Radio Up Close Performance Studio which hosts local and national sports figures and musicians. More

NAB Requests FCC Reconsider Ownership Rules
The NAB filed a petition for reconsideration late Thursday with the FCC requesting the Commission reevaluate its order on media ownership regulations. Specifically, NAB requests the agency reconsider its decisions to (1) maintain existing restrictions on radio/TV cross-ownership, (2) retain the 1970s-era print newspaper/broadcast cross More

MLB on TuneIn Provides Winter Meetings Coverage
TuneIn, will bring Major League Baseball fans full coverage of the league Winter Meetings with live broadcasts from the National Harbor in Maryland December 5-8. Former Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti alongside Holden Kushner will anchor special editions of "MLB on TuneIn LIVE" from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention More

Community Closes on Four in Fort Walton Beach
Community Broadcasters has closed of its acquisition of four radio outlets in Fort Walton Beach, FL, from Apex Media Corp. Included in the deal were 50kW WZLB-FM (103.1)/Valparaiso, 50kW WWAV-FM(105.1)/Santa Rosa Beach, 19kW WECQ-FM (92.1)/Destin and 100kW WHWY-FM (98.1)/Holt. Apex Media is a South Carolina corporation headed by G. Dean More

iHeartRadio Launches Two New Services in Beta
iHeartRadio has announced the availability of two new subscription services, iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster. In doing so iHM becomes the first to offer a service adding on demand functionality and interactivity to live radio. Both subscription services are now available in beta on iOS and More

Cumulus/New York Names Glen Tacinelli VP/Sales
Cumulus Media has appointed Glen Tacinelli as Vice President of Sales for the New York market. It's a newly created position and Tacinelli will oversee all sales for 77 WABC, 95.5 WPLJ, NASH FM 94.7, and Radio 103.9, as well as Cumulus Media-New York's digital assets. He previously served as General Sales Manager of 77 WABC, a More

WEEI/Boston Names New Program Leadership Team
Culminating a six-month search for its next PD, Sports Radio WEEI-FM/Boston has instead created a new program leadership team from its in-house talent bench. Current WEEI Assistant Program Director Joe Zarbano (pictured) is upped to PD replacing Kevin Graham, who departed last spring. In his new role, Zarbano will assume direct More

Al Peterson to End Publication of NTS MediaOnline
Broadcast industry vet Al Peterson will publish the final editions of NTS MediaOnline Today and NTS MediaOnline Monthly on Friday, December 16. The founder and publisher of the News/Talk and Sports industry publication arrived at the final decision to end its 10-year run over the Thanksgiving holiday. More

Sun Broadcast Group to Syndicate Little Steven
Sun Broadcast Group announced today that it has entered into a sales and syndication partnership with Little Steven's Underground Garage. The show, heard on over 80 stations across America including Q104.3 in New York City and WROR in Boston, is hosted by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band guitarist and Rock and More

Niall Horan to Sub for Seacrest on AT40
International pop star and member of One Direction Niall Horan will take over American Top 40 this weekend, December 3 and 4. Hot off a performance of his debut solo single "This Town" at the 2016 American Music Awards, Niall will count down the Top 40 songs and reveal details about his upcoming album, including his More

Alpha Media Names Ronnie Stanton VP of Programming
Alpha Media announced today Ronnie Stanton has been named Vice President of Programming with direct oversight of the Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative, Oldies and Classic Hits formats. He will also serve as Program Director of the two Alpha Media San Jose stations: KBAY and KEZR. "What a thrill to join America's fastest More

iHM Names Jose Gadea PD of La Preciosa Network
iHeartMedia names Jose Gadea as Program Director for La Preciosa Network, effective immediately. The network has a cross-platform presence with affiliates in Sioux City IA, Monterey-Salinas, Bakersfield, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Antonio. Gadea will also oversee daily operations at the network's flagship station KFSO-FM More

Trends About Digital Audio From Share of Ear Study
The "Share of Ear" study for the third quarter of 2016 has been released by Edison Research. In a blog post, Westwood One and Cumulus Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard summarizes "Six Surprising Trends About Digital Audio" revealing how Americans are listening to digital audio today."Share of Ear" tracks how many Americans More

Andy Winford Named KATM-FM/Modesto-Stockton PD
Cumulus Media appoints Andy Winford as Program Director of KATM-FM (KAT Country)/Modesto-Stockton, CA. Winford joins the company from Townsquare Media/Yakima, WA, where he was Brand Manager of KIT-AM and KATS-FM. Prior to that, he served as Brand Manager for Townsquare Media's station group in Billings, MT. Winford previously More

RTDNA/F Executive Dir. Cavender to Retire in 2017
Radio Television Digital News Association and Foundation (RTDNA/F) Executive Director Mike Cavender will retire at the end of 2017. Until then, Cavender will continue to spearhead the association's ongoing efforts to protect the rights of electronic journalists. An Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award-winning, major market news More

SiriusXM, Sears Auto Center Team to Deliver SRS
SiriusXM and Sears Auto have teamed to deliver SiriusXM, through SiriusXM's Service Lane program, to qualifying owners who have their satellite radio-equipped vehicles serviced at any one of the more than 600 Sears Auto Centers nationwide. Sears Auto associates can immediately check eligibility when a vehicle is brought in for More

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