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Hubbard Makes Digital Moves with Sinon, Goldstein
Hubbard Radio elevates Jeremy Sinon to VP/Digital Strategy, while Steve Goldstein is named Senior Director of Digital Sales Strategy for Hubbard Radio. Sinon was most recently the Director of Digital Strategy for Hubbard Radio. Goldstein will split duties in Washington, DC, where he also oversees the local digital sales effort as More

KUPL/Portland Announces New Morning Show
Jenn Hays
Jenn Hays
KUPL 98.7 The Bull/Portland brings Jenn Hays in to join Tony and Jake in Mornings. The new show "Bull Mornings with Tony, Jake and Jenn" launches Monday, January 8th. Hays is originally from Oregon, but has spent the past couple of years working in Billings, Montana. "My whole radio career I have continued to hear how amazing the More

Hernandez Joins 93.7 El Patron for Mornings/Producer
iHeartMedia Phoenix announced today that Rico Hernandez has joined Regional Mexican station 93.7/1230 El Patron as morning show on air talent and executive station producer, effective January 2, 2018. Hernandez will serve as an on-air host, executive producer, and community ambassador on El Patron. He will also continue to serve as More

Ken Johnson Returns to WNBM-FM/New York as PD
Ken Johnson
Ken Johnson
Cumulus Media announces that veteran Urban programmer Ken Johnson will return to Urban AC WNBM-FM (Radio 103.9)/New York as Program Director. He launched WNBM in July, 2014 and left in April, 2015 to become Operations Manager for co-owned Urban AC WUHT-FM (Hot 107.7)/Birmingham. In addition to Johnson's new role as WNBM-FM Program More

RAB Names Sharon Friedlander as VP/Insights
Sharon Friedlander
Sharon Friedlander
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) hires Sharon Friedlander as Vice President/Insights, effective January 2. Most recently Friedlander served as partner/director at media planning agency MEC, with previous roles at Group M and OMD. She comes to the RAB with a background in marketplace analytics and media investment along with More

Cumulus Launches Custom Amazon Alexa Skills Network
Cumulus Media has launched Amazon Alexa skills for 300 local radio stations, popular Westwood One brands, plus the leading dedicated Christmas Radio Skill, Christmas Radio. The move marks the largest collection of custom skills available with Amazon Alexa in the U.S. This week has been the kick off of a national consumer More

USRN's Roxy Myzal to Retire
Roxy Myzal
Roxy Myzal
After a 42-year career in the music industry, including 16 years at the United Stations Radio Networks, the popular and influential Roxy Myzal will be retiring. Myzal says the decision was not an easy one, but she will be shifting into a much lower gear in her personal life as of December 31. The announcement comes from More

House Majority Supports Local Radio Freedom Act
A majority of the House of Representatives now supports the Local Radio Freedom Act after a bipartisan group of five House members signed a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 220 cosponsors in the House, two More

WLS-AM/Chicago Reveals New Programming Line-Up
Chris Plante
Chris Plante
Cumulus Media/Chicago announces a new programming line-up for News/Talk WLS-AM featuring live broadcasts of "The Chris Plante Show" and "The Rush Limbaugh Show." Beginning January 1, Westwood One-syndicated Plante (pictured) will broadcast live on WLS weekdays from 9-11am, with Limbaugh returning to a live feed from 11am-2pm More

AOB to Present 24th Annual Pre-CRS Seminar
Country radio consultants Mike O'Malley and Becky Brenner have announced that their 24th annual pre-CRS seminar will take place on Monday, February 5 at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. The AOB team will present the first highlights from their 13th annual online perceptual study, "Roadmap 2018," including Country P1 More

Jibo Music Launches in Conjunction with iHeartRadio
Jibo
Jibo
Jibo Inc. launches Jibo Music, in conjunction with iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. Jibo Music will be available Monday, December 18 on all Jibo robots through a free, over-the-air software update and will showcase iHeartRadio original stations across genres More

WGN/Chicago to Debut Original Holiday Revue Show
WGN/Chicago
WGN/Chicago
WGN-AM/Chicago will debut "The WGN Radio Holiday Spectacular," a live variety show featuring the station's talent on Friday, December 15 from 10am-noon. Co-hosted by Bill Leff and Dometi Pongo, listeners will hear seasonal songs, classic stories, yuletide poetry and a live report from a certain workshop at the North Pole over More

iHM Rolls Out iHeartRadio So Cal Fire Relief
iHeartMedia Los Angeles has announced the iHeartRadio So Cal Fire Relief Project, a fire relief fundraising effort in partnership with Westfield that will collect much-needed funds for the victims of the ongoing Southern California wildfires. At the time of this reporting, over 260,170 acres have burned in the Creek, Rye, More

Pandora Names Aimee Lapic Chief Marketing Officer
Aimee Lapic
Aimee Lapic
Pandora appoints Aimee Lapic as the streaming music provider's Chief Marketing Officer, effective December 13. Lapic comes to Pandora following a 13-year run at Gap Inc., where she served most recently as CMO for Banana Republic and the General Manager of BananaRepublic.com. Before joining Gap, Lapic held senior roles at More

Entercom Announces New Calls for KMPS/Seattle
KSWD
KSWD
Entercom has announced new call letters for CBS Radio acquisitions KMPS-FM (The New 94.1 The Sound) in Seattle and KRAK-FM (CBS Sports 910) in Victor Valley, CA. KMPS, which flipped from Country to soft AC last week, switches to heritage calls KSWD-FM, matching its monikor, while KRAK will now be known as KMPS-AM. More

FCC Fines Cumulus/Myrtle Beach Over EEO Violations
FCC
FCC
The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) for $20,000 to Cumulus Media's WDAI-FM, WSYN-FM, WSEA-FM, WLFF-FM and WHSC-AM/Myrtle Beach, SC, for various violations of the Commission's equal employment opportunity (EEO) rules. The Commission says that the stations failed to comply with the More

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