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AM/FM Radio Trails Behind in Mobile Listening
In the latest post on its Infinite Dial blog, Edison Research President Larry Rosin cited data from Edison's Share of Ear studies to describe top forms of audio consumed on mobile devices. At the top is "owned music" at 50% of users' time. The othe half of mobile consumption is divided between Pandora (20%) and other Internet "pureplays" More

Carey Edwards Exits KCYY/San Antonio as APD/MD
Carey Edwards exits Cox Media Group's Country KCYY-FM (Y100)/San Antonio as Assistant PD/Music Director and afternoon talent. He joined KCYY in August, 2013 for PM drive, before being elevated to APD/MD soon afterwards. Before KCYY, Edwards worked for Sandusky Radio/Seattle as Production Director for KRWM-FM (Warm 106.9). Prior to that, More

ESPN Radio Hits the Road for Big Sports Week
ESPN Radio will hit the road this week beginning Wednesday, April 29, through Sunday, May 3, and will offer more than 90 live programming hours around the NFL Draft, Boxing, Baseball and NBA playoffs. Mike & Mike will broadcast from Chicago in advance of the NFL Draft. ESPN Radio will broadcast Day One of the Draft on Thursday, April More

Gen Media Partners Signs with School Sports Media
Gen Media Partners has announced its newest partnership with School Sports Media, a national school rep firm that delivers hyperlocal community-based marketing solutions with cause-related benefits, hypertargeting mobile capabilities and customization abilities. GMP says the deal brings another dimension of multi-platform marketing to More

Submissions Open for 8th Rising Through the Ranks
Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), BMI and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) will present the eighth annual "Rising Through the Ranks" Seminar on August 19-20 at the BMI headquarters in Nashville. As in years past, BMI will offer 20 scholarships for this year's program. These scholarships cover the cost of More

Bobby Bones Inks Deal for Memoir with HarperCollins
Syndictated Country radio personality Bobby Bones has agreed to write his memoir, in a deal announced today by publisher Lynn Grady and Bones' editor Carrie Thornton at Dey Street Books/HarperCollins. Representing Bones was Paul B. Anderson, CEO of Workhouse Media, along with Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary & Talent, More

TS11: YouTube, Netflix Bigger with Radio Listeners
In Jacobs Media's new web study of radio listeners, the big story is the changing media landscape, and the growth of media brands and platforms. The media habits of 13 format core audiences along with four generations are examined in this mega-survey of radio listeners. One of the key differences in this year's analysis is the More

Alpha/Louisville Ups Ben Davis to Operations Mgr.
Alpha Media/Louisville elevates morning host and WDJX-FM Program Director Ben Davis to Operations Manager for the five-station cluster there, including WGZB-FM, WDJX-FM, WMJM-FM, WXMA-FM and WGHL-FM. Davis has been at WDJX since 2003 where he started as the night host. In 2008, he was promoted to morning host of "The Ben Davis More

WKLH/Milwaukee as ''Hometown Rock 96-5 WKLH''
Saga Communications re-brands Classic Rock WKLH-FM/Milwaukee as "Hometown Rock 96-5 WKLH." The station says that "Hometown Rock 96-5" is packed with personality, texture and tempo. The music has an 80's lean, a 70's twist and a sprinkling of the unpredictable. Brand Manager Bob Bellini said, "Our great, vast body of rock More

WKOS-FM/Tri-Cities TN Flips to ''104.9 NASH Icon''
Cumulus Media announces that Country WKOS-FM/Johnson City-Bristol-Kingsport, TN, launched this week as an all-new NASH Icon outlet as "104.9 NASH Icon.'' WKOS was previously programmed as "NASH FM 104.9." Program Director J.B. Stone will continue to program the station, which airs artists from 1980 through today, including Reba More

iHeartRadio Streaming App on Apple Watch
iHeartMedia today announced that iHeartRadio is one of the first streaming music and digital radio apps available on the Apple Watch. Listeners who download the iHeartRadio app will instantly be able to control their iHeartRadio listening experience right from their Apple Watch. The iHeartRadio for Apple Watch More

WWHX/Bloomington IL Names Shawn Reed as PD
Connoisseur Media CHR WWHX-FM (Hits 100.7)/Bloomington, IL, names Shawn "Reed" Kozlowski as its new Program Director. Most recently, he served as Assistant PD and afternoon host at Alpha Media's Country WXCL-FM (The Wolf)/Peoria, IL. He replaces Chris Ryan, who is now PD of co-owned CHR WRTS-FM (Star 104)/Erie, PA. Previously, More

Local Radio Freedom Act Support Up to 170 in House
Four Members of the House of Representatives added their names on Thursday as co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The resolution now has 170 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 13 in the More

Swanson Named KCBS Dir./News & Programming
Jack Swanson is appointed Director of News and Programming for KCBS-AM (All News Radio 740AM and 106.9FM) in San Francisco, effective April 24. Swanson began his radio career as a news anchor/reporter for WLS/Chicago before becoming the News and Program Director for KGO-AM/San Francisco. Next, he was President/General Manager More

CBS Radio/Las Vegas Names Cat Thomas VP/P
Cat Thomas is named VP/Programming for CBS Radio's cluster in Las Vegas, effective May 4. Thomas succeeds Charese Fruge who has been named VP/Programming and OM of CBS Radio/Houston. He'll take on the lead programming role, overseeing KLUC-FM, KMXB-FM (Mix 94.1), KXTE-FM (X107.5), KXNT-AM & FM (NewsRadio 100.5 FM and 840 More

Charese Fruge Appointed CBS Radio/Houston VP/P
Charese Fruge is named VP/Programming and Operations Manager for CBS Radio's six stations in Houston, effective May 4. Fruge comes to the market from the company's co-owned cluster in Las Vegas, where she served as VP/Programming. In this new role, she will oversee programming for KHMX-FM (MIX 96.5), KIKK-AM (CBS Sports Radio), More

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