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Townsquare Media Acquires WOUR-FM/Utica-Rome NY
Townsquare Media has agreed to acquire 19.5 kW Classic Rock WOUR-FM (96.9)/Utica, NY from Galaxy Communications LLC for $3.95 million. In addition, Townsquare will take over all sales efforts for the station under a Joint Sales Agreement (JSA), effective immediately. WOUR join the company's existing Utica-Rome More

Simon Mainwaring to Keynote 2018 NAB Show
Simon Mainwaring
Simon Mainwaring
Branding expert Simon Mainwaring will headline a keynote session titled "The Future of Profit is Purpose" on the Main Stage of the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday, April 9. The session will focus on how companies can develop and implement purpose-driven strategy to optimize overall business results. More

Garcia Named Univision/New York Dir./Radio Sales
Eric Garcia
Eric Garcia
Univision Communications appoints Eric Garcia as Director of Radio Sales for the company's group in New York, effective immediately. In this role, he will oversee radio sales for WXNY-FM (La X 96.3), WQBU-FM (Que Buena 92.7) and WADO-AM (Univision Deportes Radio). Prior to joining Univision, Garcia served as More

Bader Exits WTAQ as Host of ''Jerry Bader Show''
Jerry Bader has departed News/Talk WTAQ/Green Bay, WI, as host of the "Jerry Bader Show." He'd hosted the program since 2004, which began on WTAQ and growing to a three-station state network including WHBL/Sheboygan and WSAU/Wausau-Stevens Point. The show is heard weekdays from 9am-11am. Previously a fulltime position, Bader More

Court Denies Stay Request for FCC Ownership Rules
The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has denied Prometheus Radio's stay to the FCC's decision that relaxed broadcast media ownership rules. The court's action allows the FCC's decision to end the ban on cross-ownership rules for broadcast/newspaper combinations and radio/TV combinations in the same market to More

Bubba The Love Sponge Back on FM in St. Petersburg
Bubba The Love Sponge
Bubba The Love Sponge
Genesis Communications has announced that News/Talk WWBA-AM (AM 820 News)/Tampa will now air simultaneously on the FM dial in Pinellas County on 98.3 FM. As a result, Bubba The Love Sponge is back on the FM dial in the Tampa radio market. In addition, the NFL Super Bowl will be broadcast on both AM 820 and FM 98.3 as well as More

FCC Settles Investigation of Underwriting Violations
The Federal Communications Commission today announced a settlement with Cesar Chavez Foundation for violations of the Commission's underwriting rules for noncommercial educational broadcasters. Although such stations are not permitted to broadcast advertisements in exchange for consideration from for-profit entities, the More

Alpha Media/Dayton Names Matthews OM/Content Dir.
Bo Matthews
Bo Matthews
Alpha Media/Dayton has named Bo Matthews Operations Manager of the cluster and Content Director of 92.9 Jack FM and 101.5 Hank FM. Matthews started his radio career in Youngstown, OH, with then, Jacor Communications. He ascended through the programming ranks with Clear Channel and iHeartMedia with stops in Fort Myers, More

Emmis Sells Outlets in St. Louis to Hubbard, Entercom
Emmis Communications has reached agreements to sell its cluster of stations in St. Louis to two separate broadcasters. Terms were not disclosed. Hubbard Radio has agreed to acquire 100kW Classic Rock KSHE-FM (94.7) and 54kW KPNT-FM (105.7 The Point), while Entercom is purchasing 100kW KFTK-FM (FM News Talk 97.1) and 92kW CHR More

FCC Proposes to Eliminate Paper Filing Requirement
FCC
FCC
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that tentatively concludes that the agency should eliminate the decades-old requirement that broadcasters routinely file paper copies of station contracts and certain other documents with the Commission. Since the late 1930s, the FCC has More

FCC Names Whitesell Media Bureau Deputy Chief
FCC
FCC
Sarah Whitesell is appointed as a Deputy Chief of the Media Bureau. Whitesell returns to the Media Bureau from the non-profit sector where she headed the Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women. In addition to her prior role as Deputy Chief of the Media Bureau, Whitesell has served in many other capacities at the 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

iHM/Indianapolis Names Beshore Market President
Brett Beshore
Brett Beshore
iHeartMedia/Indianapolis appoints Brett Beshore as Market President overseeing the company's four radio station brands there, effective immediately. Beshore joins the company from Fairway, where he most recently served as the Region President. He's also previously served in Vice President and Market Manager roles for More

RMAs Announce 2018 Final Round Judging Panel
Radio Mercury Awards 2018
Radio Mercury Awards 2018
The Radio Mercury Awards announced the final round judging panel for the 27th Annual Radio Mercury Awards on Wednesday. This year's panel of agency creative leaders represents radio's top advertising categories including automotive, communications, financial services, packaged goods, OTC, retail, spirits and quick serve More

Mike Kerr ''McCabe'' Appointed WFIZ/Ithaca PD
Mike Kerr ''McCabe''
Mike Kerr ''McCabe''
Saga CHR WFIZ-FM (Z95.5)/Ithaca, NY, appoints Mike Kerr "McCabe" as its new Brand Manager. He's previously played roles for the past two years regularly on co-owned WQNY (103.7 Q Country), WYXL-FM (Lite Rock 97.3) and W244CZ-FM (96.7 The Vine) in addition to Z95.5. Kerr is a recent graduate of Elmira College, but has been in More

Beasley/Las Vegas Names Dennis Gwiazdon VP/MM
Dennis Gwiazdon
Dennis Gwiazdon
Beasley Media Group appoints Dennis Gwiazdon as VP/Market Manager of the company's cluster of stations in the Las Vegas market, effective January 11. Gwiazdon most recently served as the VP/Market Manager of Midwest Communications and South Central Communications' WCJK-FM, WJXA-FM and WNFN-FM in Nashville. Priors to that, the More

Entravision Launches National La Suavecita Network
Entravision Communications Corporation has announced that its La Suavecita radio format previously broadcast in Los Angeles, CA, has rolled out nationally across 11 new markets and 13 new stations. Launched in January 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, the largest Hispanic radio market in the U.S., La Suavecita is a Grupero/Cumbia More

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