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2019 Radio Show to Explore The Podcast Revolution
Radio Show
Radio Show
Leaders from the growing podcast industry will participate in "The Podcast Revolution," a Radio Show session scheduled for Wednesday, September 25. Panelists include iHeartMedia President of Digital Revenue Strategy Carter Brokaw, National Public Radio General More

KMG, Minnick Announce Wide-Ranging Audio Partnership
Fred Minnick
Fred Minnick
Krantz Media Group (KMG) Networks inks a new partnership with Bourbon expert Fred Minnick (pictured), best-selling author, editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ Magazine, personality on the Spirits Network and the curator for the annual Bourbon & Beyond music festival held in Louisville, KY. Minnick is More

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Report: Cumulus Refused to Let Garner Air Buttigieg Interview
Blair Garner
Blair Garner
Cumulus has created quite an uproar when it refused to let syndicated and National and Country Radio Hall of Fame air personality Blair Garner air a pre-recorded interview with 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg last week. According To CNN, the idea for it came from the Buttigieg More

Josh Wolff Named PD for B104 & 95.1 ZZO/Allentown
Josh Wolff
Josh Wolff
iHeartMedia announced today that Josh Wolff has been named Program Director for B104, The Valley's #1 Hit Music Station, and 95.1 ZZO, The Valley's Rock Station, effective immediately. Wolff succeeds Derrick Cole, who has accepted a role with National Programming Group as Contemporary Hit Radio More

CMG/Atlanta Appoints Chris Centore APD and B98.5 Afternoons
Chris Centor
Chris Centor
Cox Media Group/Atlanta names Chris Centore as Assistant Program Director for WALR, WSB-FM and WSRV, effective immediately. Centore will also host afternoons on WSB-FM (B98.5), weekdays from 2-7pm. The 20-year broadcast vet has worked with several major market outlets including stations in Boston, More

Mike McVay Joins Benztown as Senior Consultant
Mike McVay
Mike McVay
Benztown has announced that Mike McVay, President/CEO of McVay Media, will provide strategic audio programming and business development services as a senior consultant to the fast-growing audio services and programming company. Benztown was founded in 2008 by L.A. radio producer and program More

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Entercom Extends Partnership with Pitt Athletics
Entercom and University of Pittsburgh Athletics today announced a new multi-year broadcast partnership extension. As part of the agreement, 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM), the flagship home of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, will More

Cumulus Makes $50 Million Voluntary Debt Prepayment
Cumulus Media has made a $50 million voluntary debt prepayment, continuing its commitment to reducing leverage. The company has reduced its total debt by close to $250 million since emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 4, 2018, bringing the Company's total debt to approximately $1.05 More

Staudt Exits iHM as VP/Podcasting, Launches Jam Street Media
Matty Staudt
Matty Staudt
iHeartRadio VP/Podcast Programming Matty Staudt exits to launch Jam Street Media as President. The 30-year radio veteran will be joined at the new company by Jessica Navarro, who served as Executive VP and Head of Production at Mark Wahlberg's Unrealistic Ideas. Previously, Staudt was Digital PD at More

MacDonald/Saginaw Names Brian Hatfield Operations Director
Brian Hatfield
Brian Hatfield
Veteran radio programmer and Michigan native Brian Hatfield is appointed Operations Director for MacDonald Broadcasting in Saginaw, MI, effective immediately. He also becomes Program Director for Country WKCQ-FM (98-KCQ), while overseeing operations of Adult Hits WMJO-FM (97.3 Joe FM) and AC More

iHeartMedia Reclaims WHFX-FM (107.7 The Fox)/Brunswick GA
Sun and Snow Station Trust returns Rock WHFX-FM (107.7 The Fox)/Brunswick, GA to iHeartMedia and its AMFM Radio Licenses. Earlier this month, the FCC approved a city of license change for co-owned Urban AC WSOL-FM (V101.5) from the Brunswick, GA market to Yulee, FL in the Jacksonville market. More

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iHeartMedia Returns to NASDAQ, Stock Opens at $16.45
iHeartMedia returned to the public markets on Thursday, after emerging from bankruptcy earlier this year. The company's Class A shares, listed under the symbol "IHRT" on Nasdaq, opened at $16.45 and were down 1.8% in morning trading. In an 8K filing with the SEC earlier this week, iHeartMedia More

2019 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2019 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The 2019 NAB Marconi Radio Awards are recognizing two new award categories, "Legendary Manager of the Year" More

Meruelo Media Flips KXOS-FM/Los Angeles to ''Cali 93.9''
KXOS-FM
KXOS-FM
Meruelo Media flips Regional Mexican KXOS-FM/Los Angeles to the all-new "Cali 93.9" with slogan "#1 for Reggaeton and More." The station made the move at 9:39am Thursday with a completely bi-lingual presentation. In addition to the format change, Meruelo Media has started the process of changing More

Educational Media Foundation Names Bill Reeves as CEO
Bill Reeves
Bill Reeves
Educational Media Foundation (EMF), parent company of K-Love and Air1, hires Bill Reeves as Chief Executive Officer. He comes to EMF from The WTA Group, a company he founded and served as president. EMF has acquired WTA, which develops production, marketing and distribution strategies. Reeves will More

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