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Radio Continues as Top Weekly Reach Medium
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Despite the countless media and entertainment options available today, AM/FM radio continues to be the top weekly reach medium with 271 million Americans 6 and over listening to radio each week, according to the Nielsen Audio Today Report. This report offers a snapshot of the listening landscape viewed through many different lenses -- More

Triton Launches Audio Centric Supply-Side Platform
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Triton Digital launches Yield-Op, the first Supply Side Platform (SSP) built specifically for online audio. Developed in accordance with the IAB's OpenRTB protocol, Yield-Op provides plug-and-play integration while delivering inventory control for publishers. As an agnostic SSP, Yield-Op allows publishers using any ad server to connect More

FCC Proposes to Add Blue Alerts to EAS System
The FCC has proposed to add an alert option to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect the nation's law enforcement officers. Called a "Blue Alert," the option would be used by authorities in states across the country to notify the public through radio and television of threats to law enforcement and to help apprehend dangerous More

Jonesy's Jukebox Host Gets Star on Hollywood Walk
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Steve Jones (photo credit: Davis Factor)
Cumulus Media Los Angeles announces that Rock legend Steve Jones, guitarist for the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop and host of "Jonesy's Jukebox" on KLOS-FM, has been chosen to receive a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame as the sole honoree in the Radio category for the Walk of Fame Class of 2018. The WOF Selection Committee of the More

Damon Scott Joins WWYZ Hartford for Mornings
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Damon Scott
WWYZ-FM (Country 92-5) Hartford announces the debut of its new morning show, "Damon & Cory," weekdays from 5-10am, effective July 5. The show is hosted by Connecticut radio vet Damon Scott (pictured) and long-time morning host Cory Myers. Scott has served as afternoon personality at crosstown WTIC-FM for the past 27 More

Caroline Beasley Elected as NAB Joint Board Chair
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Caroline Beasley
Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley has been unanimously elected as NAB joint board chair. She replaces Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA Media, whose term expired. Tri State Communications President and CEO Randy D. Gravley was elected Radio Board Chair by the NAB Radio Board. NRG Media LLC President and CEO Mary More

Study: Public Radio Doesn't Have High Awareness
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A new study of Public Radio from Coleman Insights finds that radio listeners don't have a high level of awareness of the category. Low awareness, combined with listeners' inability to distinguish Public Radio from commercial radio, seems to impede Public Radio's ability to develop strong brands. Coleman Insights conducted an More

Hudson Named GM for SRN's ''Mike Gallagher Show''
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Joey Hudson
SRN's "Mike Gallagher Show" taps longtime Gallagher team member Joey Hudson as General Manager of the syndicated talk program, effective Monday, June 26. Hudson, who is currently the Executive Director of Gallagher's non-profit foundation, "Gallagher's Army: Fallen Officer Fund," exits WGTK and WRTH/Greenville, SC, as General More

Long to Program 98.9 Magic FM/Colorado Springs
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Rex Long
Cumulus Media has appointed Rex Long as Program Director and On-Air Talent for 98.9 Magic FM in Colorado Springs. Long was previously with Cumulus Media-Montgomery, AL, where he served as Program Director for the past seven years at Y-102 WHHY-FM. He was also Program Director for Cumulus CHR station KCDD-FM in Abilene, TX. More

FOX News Radio Reveals New Weekday Talk Lineup
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FOX News Radio (FNR) has announced that its opinion arm, FOX News Talk, will add "The Todd Starnes Show" to its weekday lineup beginning Wednesday, July 5 from 12-3pm and "The Tom Shillue Show" on Monday, July 10 from 3-6pm. Both programs are syndicated to broadcast outlets along with satellite and digital distribution. The More

Bott Radio Expands in Arkansas, South Dakota
Bott Radio Network (BRN) expands its nationwide Christian Talk Radio network with the launch of two new radio outlets, one serving Rapid City, SD, on 1kW KASD-FM at 90.3 FM, and another serving Fort Smith, AR, on 1.3kW KAOW-FM at 88.9 FM. Building on the legacy of Christian programming begun by AFR on these stations, BRN More

Tom Kent Radio Network Aligns with SAG-AFTRA
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The Tom Kent Radio Network inks a multi-year deal with SAG-AFTRA, becoming the first major independent American music syndication network to ratify such an agreement. In a release, TKRN said, "The network was built on the premise of talent first and becoming a SAG-AFTRA shop puts that priority in more of an official capacity More

Trio Sells Interests in Baraboo Broadcasting
Jeffrey A. Smith, Gregory J. Buchwald and Anne M. Smith have sold all of their ownership interests in Baraboo Broadcasting Corp. to Kelly Martinson for $380,000. The Corporation is the licensee of 250w AC WRPQ-AM (740) and FM translator station W259BC in, Baraboo, WS along with the Special Temporary Authority for LPTV W43BR in More

Pai Picks Harold to Lead FCC Enforcement Bureau
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Harold -- an attorney with considerable experience within the agency, as well as a former journalist, rejoins the agency from Wilkinson Barker Knauer, where she was a partner. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Harold was a More

RTDNA Announces 2017 Natl. Murrow Awards Winners
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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2017 national Edward R. Murrow Awards, which recognize outstanding work produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world. This year, the 46th anniversary of the awards, RTDNA is presenting 117 national awards in More

Cumulus Names Peter Thiele as KARN/Little Rock PD
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Cumulus Little Rock names veteran radio programmer Peter Thiele as Program Director for KARN-FM (Newsradio 102.9). Thiele previously served as PD of Salem's Talk WNYM-AM (AM 970 The Answer) and Religious WMCA-AM/New York. He joined the New York duo in October, 2007 from the Christian broadcaster's local group in San Francisco More

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