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CBS Radio Names Roberts VP/Country Programming
CBS Radio names Tim Roberts as VP/Country Programming, effective immediately. He's currently VP/Music Programming for the company's cluster in Detroit, with direct programming oversight of Country station WYCD-FM, Classic Hits WOMC-FM and Top 40 WDZH-FM, a role he will retain. Roberts is a veteran Country music programmer having worked More

iHM/Tampa Names Pete Norden as Area SVP/Sales
iHeartMedia Tampa appoints Pete Norden as Area Senior VP/Sales, effective immediately. Norden has been with iHeartMedia for more than 19 years, most recently serving as Market President for iHM's cluster in Sarasota for the past nine years. An 28-year radio vet, Norden began his career an Account Executive in Destin, FL, for Opus Media. More

FCC Expands FM Translator Area for AM Stations
The FCC is expanding the site locations where FM translators can rebroadcast AM radio stations. The Commission says that the amended rule provides "greater flexibility" for an AM station to place a rebroadcasting FM translator in a location where it will better serve its AM station's listeners. AM radio can now improve their service area More

iHeartMedia Q4 Radio Revenues Climb 4.5%
iHeartMedia reported fourth quarter consolidated revenue increased 0.5%, while iHM (radio) revenues grew 4.5% to $939.1 million from $898.9 million in 2015. These revenues were up 2.2% when excluding political revenue. iHM operating income (OI) climbed 41.1% to $315.6 million from $309.3 million, while OIBDAN gained 2% to $377.1 million More

FOX News Radio Host Alan Colmes Dies at Age 66
Sad to report that FOX News talk host and FOX News Radio personality Alan Colmes died Thursday morning after a brief illness. He was 66. "America's Newsroom" co-anchor Bill Hemmer announced the news during Thursday's broadcast of the FOX program. Colmes was, of course, the former co-host on "Hannity & Colmes," a nightly More

Triton Digital Releases the December Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for December. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform, accredited by the Media Rating Council. Total listening for clients measured in December showed 4.87 million Average More

Andy Grammer to Perform at 2017 Golden Mike Award
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced that songwriter and recording artist Andy Grammer will perform at the 2017 Golden Mike Award on Monday, February 27 in New York City. The annual black-tie gala is a major fundraiser for the Broadcasters Foundation's charitable mission to provide financial assistance to More

Entercom Q4 Revenues Up 5%, Earnings Decline
Entercom Communications reported fourth quarter net revenues grew 5% to $123.2 million from $117 million in 2015. Station expenses increased 6% to $81.1 million from $76.7 million, while station operating income (SOI) was up 3% to $42.1 million. Adjusted EBITDA was flat at $35.2 million. The company posted a net income of $10.8 More

AudioHQ Signs With ART19 for Podcast Hosting
AudioHQ signs with podcast technology provider ART19 to provide podcast hosting and distribution. The partnership will furnish AudioHQ, a seller of streaming audio advertising, with data and targeting capabilities in podcasting. Additionally, ART19's WarpFeed technology will enable AudioHQ to target and serve fresh host-read More

Entravision Joins Interactive Advertising Bureau
Entravision Communications Corporation has become a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) trade association. As a member of the IAB, Entravision will offer its guidance and expertise as a leader in the media industry. By joining IAB, Entravision is also committing resources to training and getting its entire sales More

Benztown Releases Top Voiceover Professionals in Radio
Benztown has released its third annual Benztown 50 list, the radio industry's exclusive listing of the top 50 voiceover artists in the U.S. and Canada. Benztown enlisted P1 Media Group to compile and analyze industry data that was the foundation for the list. More than 300 U.S. and Canadian radio groups provided More

WKHX's Cadillac Jack Recovering From Heart Attack
RADIO ONLINE is happy to report that Atlanta's WKHX-FM (Kicks 101.5) morning host Cadillac Jack is resting comfortably after surgery to install three stents to clear a blockage to one side of his heart. His wife, Donna, reported: "Caddy was swimming yesterday and began to feel dizzy. Fortunately my nanny forced him to call 911. More

Podcast Hosts Ask Their Listeners to ''Try A Pod''
For the first time, podcast publishers have joined forces to introduce new audiences to the medium. During the month of March, the hosts of hundreds of shows including "Stuff You Should Know," "Planet Money," "Missing Richard Simmons," and "Crimetown," will encourage listeners to introduce a friend, relative or co-worker to a More

iHR, Google Team Up for iHeartRadio Music Awards
iHeartRadio and Google are teaming up to launch a first-of-its-kind way to vote for the iHeartRadio Music Awards. For the first time ever, with the Google Assistant on Google Home, users can cast a vote using just with their voice. This year's winner of iHeartRadio Music Awards' Most Powerful Female Voice category will be More

Original Company to Acquire Illinois Duo for $390K
The Original Company Inc. has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 50kW Country WRUL-FM (97.3) and 1kW Oldies WROY-AM (1460)/Carmi, IL (covering Evansville, IN) from Withers Broadcasting Company of Illinois for $390,000 cash. Also included in the deal was FM translator 250w W229AU-FM (93.7)/Fairfield, IL. TOC began More

Jackson Named WLUB/Augusta GA Program Director
Blaine Jackson is appointed Program Director for Country WLUB-FM (105.7 The Bull) and WLUB-HD2 (106.3 The Bull Icons)/Augusta, GA, effective immediately. Jackson joined iHeartMedia in 2010 as a parttime board op for its cluster in Macon, GA. Shortly after, she became PD of iHM's three stations in Newnan, GA. Later, Jackson More

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