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Brian Wilson Named WWTN/Nashville Morning Host
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
Cumulus Media signs veteran broadcaster Brian Wilson as the host of Nashville's Morning News on News/Talk WWTN-FM (SuperTalk 99.7)/Nashville, airing weekdays from 5-9am. Wilson heads to Nashville from Washington, DC, where he was most recently co-host of the morning show on Cumulus' News/Talk WMAL-AM and FM. He More

Al Farb Appointed KSCS-FM/Dallas Assistant PD
Al Farb
Al Farb
Al Farb is named Assistant Program Director and afternoon air talent for KSCS-FM (New Country 96.3) Dallas. Farb is a 10-year radio broadcasting veteran and joins the Cumulus Media outlet from Cox Radio in Houston, where he was Executive Producer and an air talent at KKBQ-FM and KTHT-FM. Prior to that, he was More

Conner Fired for Inappropriate Chloe Kim Comment
Patrick Conner
Patrick Conner
Radio host Patrick Connor is out after only his second show on SiriusXM for calling 17-year-old Chloe Kim -- who won gold in the women's snowboard halfpipe earlier this week -- a "hot piece of a--." Connor made the comment about the Olympic teen on Barstool Sports' talk show, "Dialed-In with Dallas Braden," that aired More

Trustee Objects to Cumulus Media's Bonus Plans
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
U.S. Trustee William Harrington has filed an objection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York over Cumulus Media's plan to award millions of dollars in bonuses while the company is in Chapter 11 and restructuring. The objection won't impact a previous plan to pay out bonuses that was approved by More

WIOV-FM's Jerry "Murph" Murphy Dead at 61
Jerry
Jerry "Murph" Murphy
Cumulus Media's WIOV-FM/I-105 in Lancaster, PA, is sad to announce the unexpected passing of longtime morning show host Jerry "Murph" Murphy who passed away unexpectedly today at the age of 61. He was the host of the very popular and highly rated morning show Murph & Casey with co-host Casey Allyn for 19 years." 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

WABC Celebrates Sliwa's Guardian Angels Founding
Curtis Sliwa
Curtis Sliwa
WABC-AM/New York announces a special screening of a new documentary film, "Vigilante: The Incredible True Story of Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels" on February 13 at the newly designed Cumulus Media/New York's Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 performance studio. The screening of "Vigilante," directed by David Wexler, More

WABC/New York Teams Curtis and Cosby for Middays
Curtis Sliwa and Rita Cosby
Curtis Sliwa and Rita Cosby
WABC-AM/New York announces the pairing of quintessential New York host Curtis Sliwa and Emmy-winning journalist Rita Cosby for the new talk show, "Curtis + Cosby," debuting Tuesday, February 6 from 12-3pm. The new program brings together two renowned New York natives and veteran broadcasters for the first time. Sliwa, the 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

NRG Media Names Luchs, Fielder as Market Managers
NRG Media
NRG Media
NRG Media appoints Kurt Luchs as General Manager of its seven-station cluster in Omaha, effective immediately. Previously, he lead the company's four-station group in Wausau-Stevens Point, WI, for nearly five years. Concurrently, Aleese Fielder, who has been Director of Sales at the Wausau cluster, now becomes the group's More

Mentors Revealed for CRS 2018 Mentoring Breakfasts
Country Radio Seminar has released details surrounding five mentoring breakfasts that will be held at Country Radio Seminar 2018 on February 5-7. The breakfasts are Digital Tech Breakfast, Label Mentoring Breakfast, Programming Mentoring Breakfast, Sales Mentoring Breakfast and Women's Mentoring Breakfast. The Label Mentoring More

KABC/Los Angeles Wins Five Golden Mike Awards
Leeann Tweeden
Leeann Tweeden
Cumulus Media's Los Angeles News/Talk radio outlet 790 KABC swept the 68th Annual RTNA Golden Mike Awards on Saturday, January 27, capturing top honors in all five categories in which the station was nominated. The station has won nine Golden Mike Awards in the past two years alone, and sportscaster Randy Wang brought home his More

WYAY-FM/Atlanta Flips to ''The New Talk 106.7''
WYAY-FM
WYAY-FM
Cumulus Media flips all News WYAY-FM (News Radio 106.7)/Atlanta to Talk as "The New Talk 106.7" with the slogan "Where Atlanta Comes to Talk." The station announced its new identity this morning on "The Shannon Burke Show." The weekday lineup includes Burke from 9am-12pm, "The Kimmer Show" from 12-3pm and "The Brian Joyce Show" 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

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