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Manley Continues as WGN/Chicago VP/Programming
WGN-AM/Chicago inks current VP/Content & Programming Todd Manley to a new 3-year deal, continuing his position through December, 2019. Manley has been in his current role since July, 2013, guiding the station's sound and emphasizing the art of storytelling across all dayparts. He has previously held positions at Chicago's WXRT, the More

RTDNA: News Director Cope with Limited Staff
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) says those running news departments, News Directors, are spending nearly a quarter of their time on corporate initiatives and about 30% said they were coping with limited staff. That's the latest in the RTDNA survey which shows News Directors spending a lot more time (more than 30%) More

Report: 77% of Drivers Say AM/FM is a Must Have
A recent survey from the In-Vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics found that while AM/FM radio remains the top source for infotainment in the car, daily use continues to decline. However, the report also suggests that, faced with all the new dashboard options, drivers are taking a second look at broadcast radio. 77% of those More

Buzz Sports Radio to Debut ''The Sports Shop''
Capitol Broadcasting/Raleigh's Buzz Sports Radio will debut "The Sports Shop with Reese & Kmac" on Tuesday, July 5 from 6-9am. The program will be available on 99.3 FM, 96.5 FM, 620 AM and 99.9 HD2. The show will also stream (audio/video) at WRALSportsFan.com and with the WRALSportsFan App. The show billed as "urban sports radio" More

Go 96.3/Minneapolis Adds ChyronHego's Visual Radio
Go Media/Minneapolis and the voice of Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins, has installed ChyronHego's Visual Radio. A fully automated system, Visual Radio adds to audio content with synced video. Go Media recently rebranded its flagship station KTWN-FM (Go 96.3) with a modern alternative format and, earlier this year, added More

Newsy Joins Premium News Lineup on TuneIn
Newsy's daily news reporting is now available through TuneIn with a station covering the day's top stories available to all users. In addition, TuneIn premium subscribers can access ad-free content from the Newsy team including two weekly podcasts focused on politics ("Newsy Politics") and culture ("Givin' Takes") and three More

Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as EVP/CFO
Cumulus Media appoints John Abbot as Executive VP/Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1. He replaces Senior VP/Treasurer and CFO Joseph P. Hannan, who resigned effective June 22. Abbot, 53, previously served as the Executive VP/Finance and CFO of Telx Holdings Inc. from January, 2014 until December, 2015. Prior More

NBC Sports Radio Now Available on Apple Music
NBC Sports Radio, a joint venture between NBC Sports Group and Westwood One, will now be available for live-streaming on Apple Music. The NBC Sports Radio channel is available through Apple Music on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, Mac, PC, Android and Sonos. NBC Sports Radio's 24/7 sports/talk programming currently airs on More

iHM Names Everett Dir./Spoken Word for KY-IN Region
iHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Josh Everett is named Director of Spoken Word Programming for its Kentucky-Indiana region, effective July 12. He'll be based out of Louisville. In addition, Everett will oversee WHAS-AM (NewsRadio 840)/Louisville's on-air and online programming, as well as programming staff and air talent More

iHeartMedia/St. Louis Launches ''Pride Radio''
iHeartMedia/St. Louis announces launches "Pride Radio St. Louis" on KSLZ-HD2 with the slogan "The Pulse of LGBT St. Louis." The new outlet is iHM's fourth radio station in the country with programming devoted to local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) listeners. The new station, a broadcast extension of the popular More

FCC Orders Cumulus/Lexington Translator Off Air
The FCC's Media Bureau has ordered Cumulus Media to immediately cease operation of News/Talk W266AN-FM (101.1)/Lexington, KY. In its complaint, Mountain Broadcasting Service alleges that FM translator W266AN is interfering with the reception of its co-channel WSGS-FM/Hazard, KY. MBS identified 51 complaints from listeners in More

WABC/NY Expands Weekend Programming w/Fashion
Cumulus Media announces that Talk WABC-AM/New York will expand its weekend programming line-up with a new show that goes behind the scenes of the fashion industry, "Always in Fashion," hosted by fashion business leader Mark Weber (pictured). The one-hour weekly business talk program features Weber and luminaries from the world More

SMI: Radio Revenues Grew 13% YoY in May
In the latest report from Standard Media Index (SMI) radio ad revenues recorded 13% year-on-year growth in May. The television sector showed that it was moderately more vibrant in May than it was the same time a year ago. Television and digital media were responsible for driving the overall ad market into positive territory in More

RTDNA Announces 2016 Murrow Awards Winners
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, which recognize outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. "Our judges tell us the work they reviewed this year is some of the best ever," said RTDNA More

Kane Show Host Arrested for Domestic Assault
Syndicated morning radio personality Peter "Kane" Deibler, host of "The Kane Show" which originates from HOT 99.5FM in Rockville, has been arrested for second-degree assault following allegations he attacked his estranged wife. His wife was granted a temporary protective order Monday as a result of the alleged attack. Deibler, More

ESPN Chicago 1000 Signs Notre Dame Football
ESPN Chicago 1000 has reached a multiyear agreement to broadcast every Notre Dame football and men's basketball game beginning with the 2016-17 seasons. The deal returns the Fighting Irish to Chicago's No. 1 sports station, which was previously the home for Notre Dame sports from 1999-2005. ESPN Chicago 1000 will produce Notre More

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