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NextRadio Blog Series ''Loving Radio'' Spreads Data
NextRadio has introduced a blog series aimed at advertisers and broadcasters. "Loving Radio" uses data and insights garnered from the FM Radio listening app along with original research. The first blog is focused on data from a study the company conducted with Edison Research. The data pointed to three key roles radio plays in the More

Osgood Continues Radio Show After CBS Retirement
After nearly a half-century at CBS News, Charles Osgood has announced that he's retiring from his "Sunday Morning" TV program after a 22-year run. However, his syndicated Westwood One radio show, "The Osgood File," will continue, four times a day, five days a week, on a lineup News/Talk and Information stations nationwide. Westwood More

HBG/Central Oregon Names Hanson Market Mgr/GSM
Jess Hanson is appointed Market Manager and General Sales Manager of Horizon Broadcasting Group's Central Oregon media properties, effective August 29. He'll oversee the company's five stations, digital assets (including MyCentralOregon.com) and event productions. Hanson joins HBC after serving as President/Chief Revenue Officer of More

Cumulus/San Francisco Ups Hach to VP/Digital
Cumulus Media has promoted Justin Hach to Vice President, Digital, for its San Francisco station group. Hach rises from his previous dual role as Digital and Integrated Sales Manager for Cumulus Media-San Francisco and for Cumulus Media-Minneapolis, a position he has held for the past two years. Prior to that, Hach was Digital Director More

Harris and DiLuca Sales Managers at Entercom/Boston
Entercom Communications has announced a promotion and an addition to the ranks of its Boston sales leadership. Current WRKO-AM Sales Manager Alison Harris has been named to the same position at sister station WAAF-FM, while Denise DiLuca, VP of Sales for iHeart Media in Providence, has been chosen to replace Harris at WRKO. More

Folger Media Launches BLAKE FM into Syndication
Folger Media launches the BLAKE FM brand into syndication. The 24/7 New Country format is the first to identify every title and artist playing. BLAKE FM is the brainchild of veteran radio programmer and consultant Joel Folger, who works with stations in multi-formats including, Hot AC, Classic Hits, CHR and Country. United More

RAB, BMI and MIWs Complete 9th Training Seminar
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW), has completed the ninth annual Rising Through the Ranks Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program. Twenty-one scholarship recipients were selected on August 24-25 and awarded by the More

KLBJ-AM/Austin to Launch ''The Fifteenth Club''
News/Talk KLBJ-AM/Austin will launch its newest expert hour show, "The Fifteenth Club." Hosts Ed Clements and Scotty Sayers will be live from 5-6pm to take calls, interview golf professionals and celebrities, discuss Austin golf events and tell stories about the greatness of the game. They'll also discuss other current sports More

Saunders Named KQBT (The Beat)/Houston PD
iHeartMedia appoints veteran programmer Michael Saunders as Program Director for KQBT-FM (93.7 The Beat)/Houston, effective immediately. In addition, Saunders will serve as Urban Brand Coordinator for iHeartMedia's National Programming Group. Saunders joins the company from WCFB-FM (Star 94.7)/Orlando, where he served as PD for More

NAB: FCC's Fails to Justify Media Ownership Order
In a letter filed with the FCC, NAB is accusing the Commission of taking a purposeful "head in the sand" approach to its required quadrennial examination of the media ownership rules. The letter follows a freedom of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the trade group seeking materials considered by the FCC during the More

FCC Commissioners Talk Radio at 2016 Radio Show
FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Ajit Pai will address the 2016 Radio Show, held September 21-23 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Commissioner Pai will provide opening remarks for Thursday's "Keeping Up with the Changing Radio Regulatory Landscape." Immediately after, Commissioner Clyburn will participate in a Q&A titled, "A More

Clip Interactive Partners with Entercom Stations
Clip Interactive and Entercom ink a partnership to deploy Entercom's 129 radio stations on Clip's interactive radio platform. Under the deal, every Entercom station will deliver interactive broadcast and stream content feeds to listeners via Clip-built mobile apps and web players. Clip's platform will enable interactivity with More

CMG/Orlando Names Dawn Campbell WCFB Dir./B&P
Cox Media Group/Orlando names Dawn Campbell as its new Director of Branding and Programming for Urban AC WCFB-FM (Star 94.5), effective August 29. Campbell just celebrated her 5th anniversary with the local cluster there as Music Director for WCFB-FM & WPYO-FM and Promotions Manager for WCFB-FM. Prior to her time spent at More

iHeartMedia/Charlotte Names Petrosso SVP/Sales
iHeartMedia/Charlotte appoints Ryan Petrosso as Senior VP/Sales, effective immediately. Petrosso is a media vet who began his radio career in 2004 at iHM's Providence, RI, cluster, where he rose from Account Executive to General Sales Manager. In 2015, he became GSM for iHM/Charlotte and was responsible for strategic More

Cumulus Ups Jessica Poxson to WDRQ/Detroit APD
Cumulus promotes WDRQ-FM (NASH FM 93.1)/Detroit midday host Jessica Poxson to Assistant Program Director, effective immediately. In her new role, Poxson will report to Detroit Director of FM Programming Robby Bridges and Cumulus/Detroit Operations Manager Mike Wheeler. She will continue as a host of "The Jess Show" weekdays More

WMFX/Columbia Inks Partnership w/Carolina Panthers
Alpha Media/Columbia, SC, announced that WMFX-FM (Fox 102.3) is the new home for the Carolina Panthers radio broadcasts there. WMFX will air full coverage of all games, plus pre-game and post-game shows, Panther's Talk each Monday night at 7pm and daily Panther updates to keep fans and listeners connected with their favorite More

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