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ESPN 980/DC Names Chris Johnson Program Director
Red Zebra Broadcasting hires Chris Johnson as Program Director for Sports WTEM-AM (ESPN 980)/Washington, DC, effective Monday, February 15. The nearly 30-year broadcast vet re-joins ESPN 980, where he worked in various capacities from 1996-2008. He served as the station's Program Director from 2005-08. Most recently, Johnson worked as a More

iHeartMedia Promotes Five to EVP
iHeartMedia has announced that five of its senior programming executives have been named Division Executive Vice Presidents of Programming for the iHeartMedia National Programming Group, effective immediately. These executives -- Andrew Jeffries, Steve Geofferies, Tony Coles, Thea Mitchem and Meg Stevens -- were formerly iHeartMedia More

Edison Reveals ''Ear Wars''' Study at CRS16
Edison Research revealed new research "Ear Wars: The Listeners Speak Back" at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville this week. The results were from a 1,560-person survey that measured how Americans listen to all available audio across platforms, products and paradigms. Owned music such as CDs and downloads were placed alongside More

Robert Wallace Named GSM of WKIX, WPTK/Raleigh
Curtis Media Group announced today that Robert Wallace will be joining their Raleigh management team as General Sales Manager of WKIX 102.9 FM, "KIX 1029" and WPTK 850 AM/104.7 FM, effective Feb. 15. He brings more than twenty years of Raleigh radio experience to the position, most recently serving as General Sales Manager for WRAL-FM More

espnW Re-signs Kate Fagan to Multiyear Deal
espnW has re-signed writer and commentator Kate Fagan to a new multiyear deal. Fagan will continue in her role as a featured reporter and columnist for espnW on multiple ESPN platforms including espnW.com, ESPN TV (including "Around the Horn," "First Take," "His & Hers" and others) and she adds two new national ESPN Radio More

Media Monitors Issues South Carolina Preview
Media Monitors has released its update on the primary election that will be taking place in South Carolina. The firm has tracked the political radio spots in Greenville-Spartanburg, Columbia and Charleston, SC for its focus markets. All the data captured for this radio report was from January 1 to February 7. Seantors Ted Cruz More

Overall NextRadio Listening Rose 334% from 2014-15
The 2015 NextRadio numbers reveal growth in downloads, listening, viewing and interactions for the NextRadio app. Between the growing usage among those capable of experiencing NextRadio and the increasing demand from those who wish they could experience NextRadio, it's clear that consumers want, use and enjoy free FM radio on More

Midwest Communications to Acquire WNFN/Nashville
Midwest Communications Inc. has agreed to purchase the assets of CHR 2.95 kW WNFN-FM (106.7)/Nashville from Joule Broadcasting LLC. Terms were not disclosed. The station is licensed to Millersville, TN, with a city grade signal in Nashville. Midwest also owns AC WJXA-FM (Mix 92.9) and Adult Hits WCJK-FM (96.3 Jack FM) in the More

Sacramento Gets New Rocker: 107.1 The Brew
Sacramento has a new radio home for rock music as iHeartMedia Sacramento announced today the launch of 107.1 The Brew. The station can now be heard at 107.1FM and 93.7 HD2. They'll launch with the traditional 10,000 commercial-free songs in a row, featuring a healthy dose of legendary bands like Metallica, AC-DC, Van Halen, More

Hector Hannibal Returns to WHUR/Washington as PD
Howard University's Urban AC WHUR-FM/Washington, DC, brings back Hector Hannibal as Program Director, effective February 16. He previously programmed WHUR from 1993-2002, before leaving to become VP/Programming for ABC Radio Networks from 2002-2004. He joined Reach Media as VP/Programming in 2004, working with the company's More

NAB Accepting Applications for Leadership Programs
The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) is currently accepting applications for two leadership development programs: Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) and the Executive Development Seminar (EDS). The BLT program is designed to prepare senior-level broadcasters to advance into ownership or executive positions. EDS provides More

Imaging Blueprint Launches Online Production Tools
Following its expanded deal with Premiere Networks for domestic distribution, Imaging Blueprint has launched a new website. Subscribers of the imaging library can use the online production tools such as a Vocal Processor, search an Imaging Calendar and receive Artists Notifications. Plus, an online database featuring thousands More

Study: Radio Increasing Focus on Digital Sales
The radio industry grew its digital ad revenue 11.4% last year, to $550.8 million, and is poised to grow even faster this year, according to a study conducted by Borrell Associates on behalf of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB). "Benchmarking: Local Radio Stations' Online Revenues," the 4th annual benchmarking report, showed More

Media Monitors Issues NH Primary In-Depth Report
Media Monitors has released its update on the primary election that is taking place Tuesday in New Hampshire. The company has been tracking the political radio spots in Boston and Portsmouth-Dover, NH, for its focus markets. All the data captured for the radio report was from January 1 to February 7. Hillary Clinton aired More

Alan Furst Named KMBZ-AM & FM/Kansas City PD
Entercom Kansas City names Alan Furst to take on the role of Program Director at News/Talk KMBZ-FM (98.1fm KMBZ) and KMBZ-AM (Talk 980), effective Monday, February 15. Furst's radio career includes News/Talk experience consulting at stations such as WBZ/Boston, and as Program Director, leading large news rooms at More

Griswold Holladay Regional VP/Sales iHM/Mid-South
iHeartMedia names Sherri Griswold Holladay as Regional VP/Sales for the Mid-South Region, effective immediately. She will oversee all sales operations for New Orleans, Memphis, Mobile-Pensacola, Jackson MS, Biloxi-Laural MS, Tallahassee FL, Panama City FL, Baton Rouge and Tupelo MS. Griswold Holladay is a radio veteran and has More

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