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Bonneville Expands Deal with Marketron for SMS
Marketron, a business software provider for the media industry, inks Bonneville International as the latest broadcast outlet to join its digital mobile clients. Under the deal, Bonneville will use Marketron's SMS service allowing clients in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Phoenix the opportunity to participate in trending More

URBan Regional Director/Programming Rickman Exits
URBan Radio Broadcasting Regional Director of Programming Brian Rickman exits after his position was eliminated. During his 10-plus year tenure at URBan, Rickman oversaw multiple formats in six markets including CHR, Hot AC, Urban, Urban AC, Rock, AAA, Oldies, Sports and News/Talk. Previously, Rickman has held similar Regional, More

Special Announcements on Tap for CRS 2015 OC
Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is set to kick off its annual event with the opening ceremonies at 3pm CT in downtown Nashville. A host of announcements are scheduled, making this year's opening ceremony a must-attend event. First is the reveal of the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2015, a presentation recognizing Lady Antebellum for More

SiriusXM to Air Weather Channel's Storm Coverage
As a public service to those in the path of the giant winter snowstorm developing in the Northeast, SiriusXM has announced it will carry The Weather Channel audio feed on Sirius channel 184 and XM channel 1, starting at 6pm CT on Monday. Meteorologists will provide SiriusXM listeners along the East Coast with up-to-the-minute news and More

Westwood One to Present Super Bowl Sound Awards
Westwood One presents its annual Super Bowl Sound Awards for Excellence in Audio Creativity, a consumer-driven index that celebrates brand advertisers and audio creative. The company is championing the power of sound by showcasing the best radio commercials within the biggest sporting event of the year. The awards will feature More

The Mighty 1090/San Diego Inks Padres Extension
BCA Sports XEPRS-AM (The Mighty 1090)/San Diego inked a contract extension to remain the radio flagship for Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres through 2016. The Padres and their games have aired on the station since the 2004 season. Padres President Mike Dee said, "We're thrilled and excited because this really is More

ESPN Audio Provides Super Bowl XLIX Coverage
ESPN Audio's weeklong coverage of Super Bowl XLIX will feature more than 90 hours live from Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona. Four of ESPN Audio's weekday shows will provide 65 hours of onsite programming, including Mike & Mike (6-10am ET), The Herd with Colin Cowherd (10am-1pm ET), Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo More

WNWF-AM/Destin Moves Up The Dial, Flips to Sports
Andala Enterprises' News/Talk WNWF-AM (1120)/Destin, FL (Fort Walton Beach), moves to 1140 and increases its 1kw daytime-only coverage to fulltime 24/7 with 3kw day, 2.4kw watts in critical hours and 12 watts at night. Following the upgrade comes a flip to Sports as "1140 The Game." The station adds FOX Sports Radio's Dan More

KFI/Los Angeles Receives Seven Golden Mike Awards
The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California handed out its 65th annual Golden Mike Awards on Saturday night. iHeartMedia's News/Talk KFI-AM/Los Angeles and its news department, along with reporter Steve Gregory, took home at total of seven Golden Mikes at the RTNA awards dinner. Radio awards were as More

Tommy Chuck Named WIHT/DC & WPOC/Baltimore PD
iHeartMedia/Washington, DC, appoints Tommy Chuck as the new Program Director of CHR WIHT-FM (HOT 99.5) and Country WPOC-FM/Baltimore, effective February 9. Chuck joined the iHeartMedia team in 2000 at WKXJ-FM/Chattanooga. Since then he's programmed WQEN-FM/Birmingham, WXXL-FM/Orlando and spent the past eight years as Program More

Peter Z to Program 99.5 FM Nash Icon/Birmingham
Cumulus announces that Peter Z is named Program Director of WZZR-FM (99.5 FM NASH Icon)/Birmingham. He comes to Cumulus from St. Augustine, FL, where he was Principal and Director of Operations for WYRE-FM. Prior to that, Peter Z programmed Classic Hits KLUV-FM/Dallas, following six years programming Oldies WGRR-FM/Cincinnati. More

Alpha Media Buys Four Stations from Free LanceStar
Alpha Media has agreed to acquire 50kw Country WFLSFM (93.3), 1kw Talk WNTXAM (1350), 3kw Rhythmic CHR WVBXFM (99.3) and 3kw Classic Rock WWUZFM (96.9) in Fredericksburg, VA, pending FCC approval. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sandton Partners, which purchased The Free LanceStar in a bankruptcy auction last More

Radio One Sues Flinn Over Use of BOOM Trademark
Radio One Inc. has filed suit against Flinn Broadcasting Corp. in Memphis for trademark infringement for using the slogan "BOOM" on its Classic Hip Hop WIVG-FM/Memphis and WOXF-FM/Oxford, MS, beginning last December. Radio One says both stations are known as "Boomin 96 Throwback Hip Hop" and specialize in playing only Classic More

FCC Fines Univision $20K for Misuse of EAS Tones
The FCC has resolved an investigation into Local Media's (Univision) Spanish CHR WXNY-FM (X 96.3)/New York use of fake EAS tones during the Luis Jimenez morning show in January, 2014. Under a settlement, WXNY agreed to pay $20,000 for misuse of EAS tones outside an emergency. Univision will also implement a comprehensive More

ESPN Audio's to Launch Revamped Weekend Lineup
ESPN Audio is unveiling a revamped national weekend lineup, featuring eight new shows, throughout the month of January. The eight new shows include the two-hour "espnW Presents: Spain & Prim" on ESPN Radio, co-hosted by espnW's and ESPN Chicago 1000 Radio's Sarah Spain and ESPN anchor and analyst Prim Siripipat, premiering More

Radio Disney Closes on KMIC/Houston Sale for $3.2M
Radio Disney Group has closed on its previously announced sale of 5kW KMIC-AM (1590)/Houston to DAIJ Media for $3.2 million in cash. KMIC was the first of the 23 Disney divestitures to be filed at the FCC. Radio Disney announced last August that it would increase its investment in both digital distribution platforms and More

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