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Granum Communications President/CEO Herb McCord Dies
Herb McCord
Herb McCord
Sad to report that Granum Communications President/CEO Herb McCord has died. He was 77 and had suffered from heart and kidney issues over the past year. McCord, who co-founded Granum in 1990, received the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America in 2015 for his management of More

Beasley Expands esports Platform With Buy of Houston Outlaws
Beasley Broadcast Group
Beasley Broadcast Group
Beasley Broadcast Group has acquired the Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws esports team from an affiliate of Immortals LLC (dba Immortals Gaming Club). The league is the first major global pro esports league with city-based teams across Asia, Europe and North America. Overwatch was More

WIKS (101.9 Kiss FM)/Greenville Names Jane Dough as PD
Jane Dough
Jane Dough
Jane Dough is appointed Program Director for Curtis Media Group's Urban WIKS-FM (101.9 Kiss FM) Greenville-New Bern, NC, effective November 18. Previously, she spent the past 15 years at Beasley Media Group's Urban WZFX-FM (Foxy 99)/Fayetteville, NC, most recently as as Music Director and midday host. More

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Urban One Q3 Net Revenue Up 0.3% to $111.1 Million
Urban One
Urban One
Urban One reported third quarter net revenue grew 0.3% to $111.1 million from $110.3 million in 2018. Broadcast and digital operating income climbed 3.2% to $44.8 million. Operating income was up to $32.5 million as compared to $32.1 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $40.0 million as More

Beasley Reports Record Q3 Net Revenue of $66.1 Million
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced operating results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30. The results presented herein reflect actual results including the operations of WXTU-FM in the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019 and the More

Beasley Debuts First Episode of ''The History of WRIF''
The History of WRIF
The History of WRIF
Beasley Media Group announces the official unveiling of "The History of WRIF" podcast. WRIF, originally launched in 1971, has been on the air in Detroit for over 48 years and is considered one of the longest running Active Rock outlets in the U.S. The podcast, hosted by former WRIF air talent Mike Staff and More

George Beasley to Receive BFA Lifetime Achievement Award
George Beasley
George Beasley
Beasley Media Group Founder and Chairman George Beasley will be honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Broadcasters Foundation of America's Golden Mike Award dinner. The gala, which is an annual fundraising event for the Broadcasters Foundation's mission of helping broadcasters in need, will More

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Beasley's Oldies 94.7 HD2 Launches Christmas Music in Detroit
Beasley Detroit's Oldies 94.7 HD2 officially transformed into 24/7 Christmas music, as of midnight on Friday, November 1. The first song that was played on the air was the holiday classic, "It's Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas" by Johnny Mathis. Christmas on Detroit's Oldies 94.7 HD2 is a complete More

Beasley to Report Q3 Financials on November 7
Beasley Broadcast Group will report its 2019 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, November 7. The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 10:00 a.m. ET that morning to review the results. To access the conference call, interested parties More

Beasley CEO Beasley Featured at 2019 Drive to Digital Event
Xperi VP of Radio Joe D’Angelo, Beasley and Digital Radio UK CEO Ford Ennals
Xperi VP of Radio Joe D’Angelo, Beasley and Digital Radio UK CEO Ford Ennals
Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley was among the speakers featured at the 2019 Drive to Digital Event. The one-day conference took place on Wednesday, October 30 at the British Library Conference Centre in central London. Drive to Digital is an annual event for UK radio and the audio industry that More

Beasley Las Vegas Names Hoffman PD KVGS-FM & APD KOAS-FM
Steve Hoffman
Steve Hoffman
Beasley Media Group has named Steve Hoffman Program Director at KVGS-FM and APD at KOAS-FM in Las Vegas. He served as a programming consultant for the past three years and officially began his dual roles on Monday, October 14. Previously, he worked on the air at KSWD-FM in Los Angeles for 5 years More

WMMR's Pierre Robert Inducted into PMA 2019 Walk of Fame
Pierre Robert and CEO Caroline Beasley
Pierre Robert and CEO Caroline Beasley
Beasley Media Group Rock WMMR-FM/Philadelphia midday personality Pierre Robert was celebrated among the inductees of the 2019 Philadelphia Music Alliance's (PMA) Annual Walk of Fame. Other honorees included the Philadelphia Orchestra, The O'Jays, The Hooters, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Jody Gerson and Dorrance More

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Beasley Media Group Names Todd Handy Chief Digital Officer
Todd Handy
Todd Handy
Beasley Media Group names Todd Handy to the newly created post of Chief Digital Officer, beginning Friday, November 1. The Utah native's previously stops include VP/Digital Media & Ad Tech at MarketStar, VP/Publisher Development at Tout and VP/Advertising Strategy & Products at Deseret Digital Media. More

Allentown's WCTO-FM Adds Morning Co-host and Frequency
Hannah Byrom
Hannah Byrom
Cumulus' 96/WCTO-FM Cat Country is adding "CAT Morning Crew with Sam and Hannah" for wake-ups in Allentown, PA. The station is also adding a new frequency, 107.1, which will broadcast to the Poconos. The new frequency substantially extends the listening area for the country station, making CAT Country 96 More

NABLF Announces 2020 Broadcast Leadership Training Class
The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF) announced today the class of the 20th annual Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program. Started in 2000, the BLT program is the foremost executive training program to help develop diverse leaders in the broadcast industry. Participants are More

WMVP-AM/Chicago Names Mike Thomas as Market Manager
Former Sports WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)/Boston PD Mike Thomas, who led the station's programming efforts over the past decade, is named Market Manager of Sports WMVP-AM (ESPN 1000)/Chicago, which has been operating under an LMA with Good Karma Brands since last August. Before serving as PD of Beasley More

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