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CBS Sports Radio Channel to Debut on SiriusXM
CBS Sports Radio SiriusXM
CBS Sports Radio SiriusXM
CBS Sports Radio is partnering with SiriusXM to bring its programming lineup will to SiriusXM subscribers beginning Wednesday, February 21 on satellite radios (Sirius channel 213, XM channel 201) and on the SiriusXM app. CBS Sports Radio showcases sports/talk programs hosted by Jim Rome, Tiki Barber, Brandon Tierney, More

KMG Networks Brings AXS TV's Dan Rather to Radio
Dan Rather
Dan Rather
AXS TV and KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, will bring AXS TV's original series "The Big Interview with Dan Rather" to U.S. radio. Advertising sales will be handled by Westwood One. Stations will receive an audio version of the series along with a corresponding video segment to post on their websites, More

Lazar Named GSM for Big 95.5 & 93.9 Lite FM/Chicago
Lindsay Lazer
Lindsay Lazer
iHeartMedia has named Lindsay Lazar as General Sales Manager for BIG 95.5, Chicago's New Country, and 93.9 LITE FM, The Best Variety From the 80's, 90's and Now for Chicago, effective immediately. She will report to Adam Kurtz, Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia's Chicago Region. "Lindsay has an More

Triton Digital, audioBoom Announce $185M Merger
Audioboom Triton Digital
Audioboom Triton Digital
Triton Digital is merging with UK-based podcast network and technology provider audioBoom backed by Nick Candy for a reported $185 million. The deal, characterized as a "reverse takeover," has audioboom acquiring all the stock of Triton parent Triton Digital Canada. Triton Digital will combine with AudioBoom's corporate More

Swanson KRWM/Seattle Marketing/Promotions Dir.
Gus Swanson
Gus Swanson
Hubbard Radio Seattle names media marketing veteran Gus Swanson as Marketing and Promotions Director for heritage AC KRWM-FM (WARM 106.9). Swanson's experience includes more than two decades of marketing and branding management at radio brands in Seattle. He most recently served as Marketing Director and Event Producer for CBS More

Cumulus Media Inks Suzanne Grimes to New Deal
Suzanne Grimes
Suzanne Grimes
According to an 8K filing with the SEC, Cumulus Media inks Suzanne Grimes, the company's Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and President of Westwood One division, to an amended employment deal. Effective February 1, the initial term of the Grimes' agreement has been extended through July 31, 2020, and her salary More

PodcastOne Distributes $1000 Bonus to Employees
PodcastOne
PodcastOne
Following passage of recent tax legislation, PodcastOne Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz announced Tuesday that the podcast company will award all fulltime employees a $1,000 cash bonus. PodcastOne joins AT&T, Apple and others in making the move. PodcastOne is currently the largest advertiser-supported podcast More

Broadcasters Donate Over $32 Million in Airtime
The NAB has announced that local radio and television stations and their broadcast network partners have donated more than $32 million in airtime for public service announcements (PSAs) focused on opioid abuse awareness and prevention. This includes 253,783 radio and TV airings between September, 2016 and December, 2017. The More

Entercom/San Diego Inks Multi-Year Deal w/Callahan
Kevin Callahan
Kevin Callahan
Entercom/San Diego inks a multi-year agreement with Kevin Callahan as Operations Manager of its cluster there and the Padres Radio Network. Previously, Callahan held OM duties at three of the company's San Diego outlets including Country KSON-FM, Alternative KBZT-FM and Classic Hits KXSN-FM. Follwing its merger with CBS Radio, More

Entercom, Patroits Announce Multi-Year Extension
Entercom and New England Patroits
Entercom and New England Patroits
Entercom inks a multi-year partnership extension with the New England Patriots. The agreement includes broadcasting rights of "Patriots Monday" and "Patriots Friday," headlined by quarterback Tom Brady, as well as the Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, on WEEI Sports Radio Network which airs on 93.7 FM in Boston. The More

Imus to Retire from WABC-AM/New York on March 29
Don Imus
Don Imus
The last morning program hosted by legendary Don Imus on WABC-AM/New York will be March 29. On Twitter, the show announced: "Turn out the lights... the party's over." The 77-year-old veteran radio personality, who's been on the radio since 1971 has also had stints at WNBC/New York and WHK/Cleveland, said the the move was due to More

Triton Digital Releases the November Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for November. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform, accredited by the MRC. Total listening for clients measured within the U.S. during November remained steady with 5.6 More

FCC Names Shuldiner New Audio Division Chief
Albert Shuldiner
Albert Shuldiner
The FCC appoints of Albert Shuldiner as Chief of the Media Bureau's Audio Division. Shuldiner brings decades of legal experience to the FCC, including positions at DTS Inc., Ibiquity Digital Corporation and Vinson & Elkins He received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins More

Relaxed Rules, Tax Cuts to Boost Radio Transactions
BIA Kelsey
BIA Kelsey
According to BIA/Kelsey, there were 755 radio stations sold in 2017 for a total value of over $3.3 billion. That was an increase of 179 outlets over the previous year and the total value of those stations also increased by over $2.8 billion. The increases can be credited to the Entercom acquisition of CBS Radio. In a blog post, More

Silverman WCBS/New York Assistant Director/N&P
Alex Silverman
Alex Silverman
Entercom elevates Alex Silverman to Assistant Director of News and Programming for News WCBS-AM/New York. In this role, Silverman will help manage the day-to-day news coverage for the station, its website and social media channels in addition to his current reporting and anchoring responsibilities. Prior to joining WCBS in More

WO, Recording Academy Extend GRAMMY Partnership
Westwood One GRAMMYs
Westwood One GRAMMYs
Westwood One, the official radio broadcast partner of the Recording Academy and GRAMMYs, will return to New York for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards taking place at Madison Square Garden on January 28. Westwood One will produce a menu of multi-format programming and a live musical performance series, including a two-hour GRAMMYs More

Connoisseur Media Sells Waterbury CT Duo for $260K
Connoisseur Media
Connoisseur Media
Connoisseur Media has agreed to sell 1kW Talk WWCO-AM (1240) and 99W FM translator W292FI-FM (CP)/Waterbury, CT, to Parthenon Holdings and Trignition Media for $260,000. Connoisseur is headed by President Jeff Warshaw and Executive VP/CFO Michael O. Driscoll. Connoisseur Media owns other stations in Northeast Metro markets. More

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