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Entercom Upstate Names Rogers as News Director
Entercom Upstate promotes veteran radio executive and air personality Lee Rogers to News Director for News/Talk WYRD-FM (106.3 WORD)/Greenville, SC. Rogers will also direct news for the company's six-station cluster there with an increased emphasis on extensive local news coverage on 106.3 WORD. He'll continue as the morning news More

Steve McCoy Joins WYAY/Atlanta to Host Mornings
Cumulus announces that longtime Atlanta radio personality and two-time Marconi nominee Steve McCoy will join WYAY-FM (News Radio 106.7) as morning host, effective March 2. His 25-year career as an Atlanta radio institution began at Z-93, when he moved from Nashville to Atlanta to take over mornings for Ross and Wilson. McCoy most More

WGTZ (Fly 92.9)/Dayton Flips to ''Soft Rock 92.9''
Alpha Media rebrands WGTZ-FM from "Fly 92.9" to "Soft Rock 92.9." The former Adult Hits outlet will continue to play many artists from Fly 92.9's library, from the 70's and 80's through today. Listeners can expect to hear artists such as The Eagles, Kelly Clarkson, John Mellencamp, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John and Madonna. The More

Sam Nelson Resigns as WUHT/Birmingham PD
Sam Nelson resigns as Program Director of Cumulus Urban AC WUHT-FM (Hot 107.7)/Birmingham to return to Jacksonville, FL, in order to be with family. Cluster OM Ryan Haney adds WUHT programming duties for now. Nelson joined the station from Straightway Radio in July, 2014, where he served as Director of Programming overseeing WTMP/Tampa, More

Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni
Hubbard Broadcasting has closed on its previously announced acquisition of sixteen (11 FMs/5 AMs) and one translator in four clusters located throughout Minnesota from Omni Broadcasting Company for $8 million. Included in the deal are KIKV-FM (100.7) and KULO-FM (94.3)/Alexandria. KLLZ-FM (99.1), KKZY-FM (95.5), WQXJ-FM More

Madison Achieves Historic Goal of 52-Hour Marathon
SiriusXM's Joe Madison achieved the historic goal of a 52-hour marathon broadcast he had set his sights on. During the broadcast, he raised more than $150,000 for the construction of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the final museum planned to be built on the National Mall in More

Oakland A's Ink Extension with KGMZ/San Francisco
The Oakland Athletics and flagship station KGMZ-FM (95.7 FM The Game)/San Francisco have extended their partnership for four years, guaranteeing that A's baseball will be heard on the Entercom Sports outlet through at least the 2018 season. As part of the new deal, The Game will again broadcast all 162 regular season A's games, More

News/Talk WKIM/Memphis Flips to ''98.9 The Vibe''
Cumulus News/Talk WKIM-FM (Newstalk FM 98.9)/Memphis flips to Classic Hip-Hop as "98.9 The Vibe." Danni Bruns, who also hosts middays co-owned Rock WXMX-FM (98.1 The Max), will continue as Program Director of "The Vibe." The station will now compete against crosstown Flinn Broadcasting's Classic Hip-Hop WIVG-FM (Bumpin' 96) More

More Than 100 Support Pro-Local Radio Resolution
A bipartisan group of 15 Representatives on Thursday (2-26) signed 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 109 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives. Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX) More

American Crime Post-Show Podcast Series to Launch
ABC and PodcastOne announced Friday the launch of a new, original podcast series which takes an in-depth look at the new television drama "American Crime," premiering Thursday, March 5 on ABC. Each week, "The American Crime Podcast," hosted by film critic and radio personality Elvis Mitchell, will feature behind-the-scenes More

Edison Research Presents Study at CRS 2015
While morning listening has always been a stronghold of Country radio and most other formats, a new study finds that broadcasters are in danger of starting mornings at a disadvantage. According to new information from Edison Research and the Country Radio Broadcasters, only 36% of those who describe themselves as frequent More

Westwood One to Syndicate Jonathon Brandmeier
Westwood One inks a partnership and syndication deal with veteran Chicago radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (aka Johnny B) that will bring his brand of talk radio back to Chicago and to listeners nationwide beginning in March. "The Jonathon Brandmeier Show" will air live weekdays from 10am-1pm ET on stations, More

Cox Names Williamson Director of Digital Revenue
Cox Media Group (CMG) has named Rachel Williamson as its new Director of Digital Revenue Development. In this role, Williamson will be focused on working with CMG's 59 radio brands across the country to drive our digital revenue growth and integrated sales. "We are very excited to have Rachel join our team," said Jesse More

Entravision Q4 Net Revenues Up 9%, Earnings Down
Entravision Communications reported fourth quarter net revenues climbed 9% to $65.2 million from $60.09 million in 2013. Operating expenses grew 6% to $38.2 million from $35.9 million, while free cashflow was up 16% to $15.6 million from $13.4 million. The Spanish language broadcaster posted net earnings of $5.9 million (7 More

BFA to Honor Mel Karmazin with 2015 Lowry Mays
Mel Karmazin is the 2015 recipient of the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award that will be presented during The Broadcasters Foundation of America annual breakfast held at 7am on Wednesday, April 15 during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. This year, the Awards Breakfast moves to a new More

Benztown Joins with Vipology for Websites/SIP
Benztown Radio Networks has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Vipology to market its websites and social incentive programs to radio stations for barter. Vipology provides station websites with automated format-specific content every day to keep station sites topical, relevant and engaging. The content includes music, More

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