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Beasley Q2 Net Revenue Down 3.6%, Earnings Up 28%
Beasley Broadcast Group reported second quarter revenue fell 3.6% to $25.9 million from $26.9 million in 2013. Operating income was down 12.1% to $6.5 million from $7.4 million, while station operating income (SOI) declined 5.9% to $9.5 million from $10.1 million. The company posted net earnings of $3 million (13 cents per diluted share) More

WRQX/Washington DC Announces New Morning Show
Cumulus announces a new morning show on CHR WRQX-FM (All The Hits 107.3)/Washington, DC, with "The Sarah, Ty and Mel Show," featuring personalities Sarah Fraser, Ty Bentli and Melanie Glazener, set to launch on July 30. The show marks the return of Fraser to Washington, as she was the former co-host of WIHT's "The Kane Show" for six More

Maynard Exits Hubbard/Seattle as KQMV-KLCK PD
Hubbard Radio CHR KQMV-FM (MOViN 92.5) and Hot AC KLCK-FM (Click 98.9)/Seattle Program Director Maynard (aka Brandon Cohen) resigns after six years. In an internal memo from VP/GM Marc Kaye, he said that Maynard was leaving to join Clear Channel as a VP/Programming. No other details were disclosed. Maynard came to Seattle in 2007 from More

SCBA Research Targets Response to Radio Spots
The Southern California Broadcasters Association has published its latest SCBA White Paper Research Report entitled, "Consumer Response to Broadcast Radio Commercials vs. Digital and Social Media." The report provides in-depth analysis on subjects having a direct impact on Southern California Radio. It's focused on new SCBA-commissioned More

ESPN Deportes 1180 to Air Houston Texans in Spanish
Spanish Sports KGOL-AM (ESPN Deportes 1180 AM)/Houston signs with the Houston Texans to air the NFL team's play-by-play in Spanish during the 2014 season. Enrique Vasquez will continue calling the games with color analyst Gustavo Rangel. Rangel returns after serving as sideline reporter in 2002 and 2003. Daniela Rodriguez will More

WNVZ (Z104)/Norfolk Ups Natalia to Program Director
Entercom Rhythmic CHR WNVZ-FM (Z104)/Norfolk acting PD Natalia is officially named the station's Program Director. Before being upped to acting PD after the departure of Mike Klein, Natalia served as Z104's Assistant PD and midday host. She'll continue to air in the midday slot. Natalia joined the station as an intern and More

Townsquare Media Rolls Out IPO Shares at $11 Each
Townsquare Media rolls out its initial public offering (IPO), pricing shares at $11 each for 8,333,333 shares of class A common stock. Shares were expected to price in arange of $14-$16. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TSQ, shares fell as much as 7 percent in its market debut, giving the company a value More

WQHT/New York Names Dixon as Program Director
WQHT-FM (Hot 97)/New York appoints Jay Dixon as Program Director. He had served as interim PD since Ebro Darden vacated the post in March to focus on hosting "Ebro in the Morning" from 5-10am. The veteran programmer previously served as PD for Emmis co-owned Urban AC WRKS-FM (98.7 Kiss FM). Prior to Kiss, he was Cox Media More

CC/Asheville Launches ''The New 97.7 The Brew''
Clear Channel/Asheville, NC, launches Adult Hits "The New 97.7 The Brew" on WKSF-HD2. The station is playing "everything it wants" with artists such as Michael Jackson, Coldplay, Boston, Lady Antebellum, Madonna, Nirvana, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, One Direction and U2 among others. GM Bill McMartin says that The Brew will offer More

Philly's 97.5 The FANATIC New Home for Temple Football
Temple University Athletics, along with its multi-media rights holder, Learfield Sports' Temple Sports Properties, announced today a multi-year agreement with Greater Media Philadelphia naming WPEN-FM the official home to Owls Football. Starting with the 2014 football season, fans in the greater Philadelphia market can hear More

AP's Denise Vance Named Head of U.S. Video & Radio
Associated Press Deputy Director of U.S. Video Denise Vance is adding AP Radio duties, becoming Head of U.S. Video and Radio, while continuing to oversee video and audio newsgathering and production in North America. The move is a part several leadership changes at the news agency's video division, which includes broadcast More

Chris Russell Named PD of WMXO-FM/Olean NY
Chris Russell joins Hot AC WMXO-FM (Mix 101.5)/Olean, NY, as Program Director, Digital Operations and air talent, effectively immediately. Russell is a 15-year industry veteran with previous stops in Texas, New Mexico and Illinois before moving to the Southern Tier region of New York. His most recent stops include programming More

Clear Channel Q2 Revs Up 1%, Earnings Swing to Loss
CC Media Holdings, the parent of Clear Channel, reported second quarter consolidated revenues increased one percent to $1.63 billion from $1.61 billion in 2013. Media+Entertainment revenues grew slightly to $806.3 million from $805.6 million. Operating expenses were up $2 million during Q2 versus the same period in 2013, More

Jake McCann Named VP/Sales WRQX & WMAL
Cumulus announces that it has appointed Jake McCann as Vice President, Sales for WRQX and WMAL in Washington, DC, effective immediately. McCann is the former Director of Sales for Greater Media stations WRIF, WCSX and Sports 105.1 in Detroit. Prior to that, Jake spent seven years in Philadelphia as the General Sales Manager More

Brian Wallace Exits Clear Channel/New Orleans Duo
Urban WQUE-FM and Urban AC WYLD-FM/New Orleans Director of Urban Programming Brian Wallace exits. The veteran programmer joined the Clear Channel duo in March, 2013. Previously, he served as Operations Manager for Radio One/Indianapolis. Wallace has also programmed Radio One's Urban AC WTLC-FM, Rhythmic CHR WHHH-FM and CHR More

Todd Lawley Joins Townsquare Media as Regional VP
Todd Lawley joins Townsquare Media as Regional VP based in Dallas. He previously served as President/CEO of Peak Broadcasting. Before Peak, he was the former Citadel Broadcasting/Tucson Regional VP/GM before assuming duties as Regional President/West where he oversaw operations of some 60 Citadel outlets, mainly west of the More

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