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Study: 13% of Radio Listeners Think Group Contests Are Bad
NuVoodoo Media Services recently completed 12th and latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study revealing that 38% of respondents were aware of the practice of group contesting among radio stations. Among those who are aware, 13% think they are bad. Among the larger population, the portion who think group More

Fisher Named Brand Manager at KOAS and KVGS/Las Vegas
Kris Fisher
Kris Fisher
Beasley Media Group names Kris Fisher as the new Brand Manager at Rhythmic Oldies KOAS-FM (Old School 105.7) and Hot AC KVGS-FM (Star 107.9). He'll begin his new post on Monday, September 24. Fisher most recently served as the Program Director at Beasley Media Group's WHHD-FM (HD98.3) and WCHZ-FM (Hot More

Geraldo Rivera Launches New Show on WTAM/Cleveland
Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera
iHeartMedia's News/Talk WTAM-AM/Cleveland welcomes Geraldo Rivera with the debut of his new show, "Geraldo in Cleveland," premiering Monday, September 24. The program will air weekday mornings from 9-10am. In addition, Rivera will host a weekly podcast for iHeartRadio. The FOX News correspondent-at-large More

Sun & Fun Media Names Closson as Sr. Account Executive
Tim Closson
Tim Closson
Sun & Fun Media appoints sales and veteran radio broadcasting exec Tim Closson as Senior Account Executive for the company. Closson brings over 24 years in radio and nearly 14 years in media and related sales to the company. He was previously Manager/Affiliate Sales for Country & Sports at Westwood More

Analyticowl Debuts Broadcast Predictive Attribution Tool
Analyticowl
Analyticowl
AnalyticOwl announces the launch of NumericOwl, a predictive attribution benchmark tool that helps advertisers and media companies predict response levels to aired commercials. It's based on real-world data and analysis derived by AnalyticOwl over the past three years by tracking billions of website and More

WLAC/Nashville Adds FM Simulcast, Expands TN Star Report
WLAC
WLAC
iHeartMedia Nashville adds a simulcast of WLAC-AM (TalkRadio 1510) on 98.3, flipping 250W W252CM-FM from a Country simulcast of WSIX (The Big 98), effective immediately. The 98.3 FM signal can be heard across southern portions of the Nashville area, including Williamson County and the Franklin area. WLAC More

WPST/Trenton Names Joe Hyer Director of Digital Strategy
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media CHR WPST-FM/Trenton, NJ, appoints Joe Hyer as Director of Digital Strategy. Most recently, Hyer was with Entercom's National Content team in Philadelphia, where he handled content for AC and CHR outlets and Radio.com. Previously, he spent five years with Townsquare as a Regional Content More

EMF to Acquire WPFM/Panama City from Powell Broadcasting
WPFM-FM
WPFM-FM
Educational Media Foundation (EMF) has agreed to acquire 54kW CHR WPFM-FM (107.9)/Panama City, FL, from Powell Broadcasting LLC. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Powell Broadcasting is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Powell Group and owns radio stations in Panama City and Sioux City, IA. EMF is a More

Candy Cintron Appointed PD of El Zol 107.9 Washington DC
Candy Cintron
Candy Cintron
Entercom appoints veteran programmer Candy Cintron as PD for WLZL-FM (El Zol 107.9)/Washington DC, effective immediately. She previously held the roles of Assistant Program Director and morning show producer for the station since 2015. Cintron joined the Spanish outlet in 2009. Cintron was also a 2018 mentee More

Alpha Media/Portland Names Tony Howard Interactive SM
Tony Howard
Tony Howard
Alpha Media/Portland, OR, names Tony Howard as Interactive Sales Manager, effective October 1. Most recently, Howard was VP of Sales & Affiliate Partnerships for Clip Interactive where he managed teams responsible for educating, training and supporting sellers from 600 U.S. affiliates. He's also worked More

iHM/West Michigan Ups WBCT PD Taft to SVP/Programming
Dave Taft
Dave Taft
iHeartMedia/West Michigan elevates Country WBCT-FM (B-93.7)/Grand Rapids PD Dave Taft to Senior VP/Programming duties for the company's West Michigan region, including Grand Rapids and Muskegon. He'll continue as WBCT's PD, a role he's handled since September, 2009, after serving as Assistant PD/MD, then More

BMG CEO Beasley Unveils ''Beyond the Business'' Podcast
Beyond The Business
Beyond The Business
Beasley Media Group announces CEO Caroline Beasley recently interviewed Dr. Shawn DuBravac, author of the New York Times best seller "Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live and Communicate" (Regnery, 2015), during a two-part interview for her new podcast entitled More

WWO Collaborates with AP News Network for Ad Sales Rep
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One has formed a collaboration with The Associated Press (AP) and its shortform news network for ad sales representation of their bartered breaking news wire service, photos, video, web content, sports scores, datasets and audio bites, among others. AP, which already has a presence on scores of More

Vipology Signs Major Market Groups in Smart Speaker Space
VS3
VS3
Vipology inks long-term partnerships with broadcasters Local Media San Diego, Leighton Broadcasting, Auburn Network Inc., Dickey Broadcasting Company, Big Thicket Broadcasting and Mapleton Broadcasting to utilize VS3 (Vipology Smart Speaker System) via Amazon's Alexa. VS3 details user data such as Sessions, More

jacapps Announces Salem Media Group as Newest Client
jacapps
jacapps
Custom app developer jacapps has built and now launched more than 100 audio apps for its newest client, Christian radio broadcaster Salem Media Group. The 116 new apps, which are a complete upgrade, are available now in the Apple iTunes and Android Play stores and further broaden Salem's network and ability More

Brad Holtz to Become WTTS Indianapolis General Manager
Brad Holtz
Brad Holtz
Geoff Vargo will retire as President/GM of AAA WTTS-FM/Indianapolis at the end of the year following 37 years with parent company Sarkes Tarzian. Station Manager Brad Holtz will become General Manager, effective January 1, 2019. As part of the transition, WTTS Assistant PD/MD Laura Duncan is elevated to WTTS More

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