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Univision Radio Launches National Afternoon Show
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Univision Communications announces the launch of "El Free-Guey," a new afternoon program hosted by radio personality Sylvia del Valle "La Bronca," and accompanied by Jose Gutierrez "El Tambochi" and Carlos Ivan Paez "El Compa Ivan." Los Angeles-based "El Free-Guey" brings together these Spanish-language radio, TV and social media More

iHeartRadio is Now on DIRECTV with New App
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iHeartRadio has a new TV app on DIRECTV, so customers can sit back and listen to their favorite music, talk shows, and sports radio on their TV, with no additional equipment needed. The iHeartRadio app is searchable by station, genre, location, and keywords, so listeners can easily find their favorites. There are several shows and More

Report: Podcasting's ''Mobile'' Listening At Home
According to Edison Research's 2017 Infinite Dial, 80% of podcast listeners said that "At Home" is one of the locations where they listen to podcasts. Not the only location, but the most commonly-named location. When it asked people to name the location where they listen most often to podcasts, "At Home" rose to the top of the list. More

iHeartRadio Reaches 100 Million User Milestone
iHeartRadio announced it has surpassed 100 million registered users - another major milestone for the digital music service. With more than a billion downloads, iHeartRadio continues to experience tremendous momentum - reaching 85 percent brand awareness among consumers in less than 5 years. "100 million registered users is an More

Eight Representatives, Senator Add LFRA Support
Eight Representatives and one Senator have joined as co-sponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 164 co-sponsors in the House and 18 in the Senate. Adding their support for the Local Radio More

Seton Hall University Sports Poll Offers Free Content
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Seton Hall University's nationally recognized Sports Poll is making 60-second "Sports Poll Updates" available free to non-commercial radio outlets. Hosted by sports broadcaster Seth Everett, the updates highlight the latest findings from the ongoing survey that takes the nation's temperature when it comes to sports and popular More

Tim Wu to Address NAB Show Technology Luncheon
Author and professor Tim Wu will speak at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26 in Las Vegas. Wu's talk will focus on the innovation cycle as it pertains to some of the most important technologies of the last century while giving perspective on the evolution of the Internet. Wu is a professor at More

Rizzo, Schwarber to Join ESPN 1000/Chicago
Sports/Talk WMBP-AM (ESPN 1000) Chicago welcomes World Series heroes Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs, who will make weekly appearances on the station throughout the 2017 MLB season. First baseman Rizzo will reprise his Tuesday segment on Kap & Co. (hosted by David Kaplan) starting April 4 from 9am-noon. Catcher More

Entercom Appoints Richard Schmaeling as EVP/CFO
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Richard J. Schmaeling
Entercom Communications appoints Richard J. Schmaeling as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective April 18. Schmaeling succeeds Steve Fisher, who will step down on April 30 as previously announced. Fisher will continue to assist with the CBS Radio integration through January, 2018. Schmaeling is a 30-year More

Westwood One Promotes Mark Wildman to EVP/SP
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Mark Wildman
Westwood One promotes Mark Wildman to Executive VP/Strategic Partnerships. In this newly-expanded role, Wildman will lead the company's new business development initiatives for both the network and spot sales. Wildman joined Westwood One last October from William Morris, where he was responsible for selling media, sponsorship More

J.J. Ryan Named PD KJ103/96.1 KXY Oklahoma City
iHeartMedia Oklahoma City announced today that J.J. Ryan has been named Program Director for KJ103 and 96.1 KXYeffective immediately. Ryan previously worked as the PD for iHeartMedia's KBEB-FM in Sacramento, Calif. He also served as the PD for KTGX and KTBT at iHeartMedia Tulsa and as an Operations Manager for Cumulus in More

Doug Gottlieb Joins FOX Sports Radio and FS1
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Doug Gottlieb
FOX Sports Radio (FSR) adds veteran sports media personality Doug Gottlieb to the network's weekday afternoon lineup. Beginning April 24, "The Doug Gottlieb Show" will air weekdays from 3-6pm ET on more than 150 stations, as well as FSR's channel on iHeartRadio. Gottlieb will also serve as a basketball analyst for FS1, More

LRFA Adds 14 Reps, Two Senators As Co-Sponsors
Fourteen Representatives and two Senators have joined as co-sponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 156 cosponsors in the House and 17 in the Senate. Adding their support for the Local Radio More

WO to Air First Ever Final Four Spanish Call
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Westwood One and the NCAA will broadcast the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four in Spanish, the championship's first-ever Spanish language broadcast on any platform. This event will be produced by Westwood One in an alliance with ESPN Deportes Radio and presented by Werner Ladder. The trio of Rafael Hernandez Brito (play-by-play), More

Beasley Q4 Net Revenue Up 89.1%
Beasley Broadcast Group has announced operating results for the three month period and year which ended December 31, 2016. Having acquired 17 radio stations from Greater Media on November 1, 2016, the actual results presented in the company report reflect the company's legacy Beasley Broadcast Group broadcasting and digital More

Georgia Court Rules in Fovor of iHM in Streaming Case
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The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that iHeartMedia's streaming over the Internet are exempt from a Georgia statute that makes it illegal to transfer sound recordings without the owner's consent, reports the The Telegraph's Amy Leigh Womack. The statute allows broadcasts or similar uses to be exempt, and in an unanimous More

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