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Triton Digital Releases the June 2018 Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for June. 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 June remained More

WWO Launches New Podcast with Jim Rome, Trevor Pryce
RPO
RPO
Westwood One is launching a new podcast with CBS Sports Radio personality Jim Rome and former NFL defensive lineman Trevor Pryce. Entitled "RPO" (Rome Pryce Opinion, a play on Run, Pass, Option), the podcast will feature Rome and Pryce's opinionated take on the events and activities of the 2018-2019 NFL More

Gentry Named VP/Market Manager for Cumulus Birmingham
Bill Gentry
Bill Gentry
Cumulus Media taps 30-year radio broadcasting vet Bill Gentry as VP/Market Manager for the company's cluster in Birmingham, AL. He joins Cumulus from Alpha Media/Louisville where he was Senior VP/Market Manager. Prior to that, Gentry served as Regional Market President for iHeartMedia, managing radio outlets More

WWO, Cumulus Offer American Music Awards Programming
Westwood One Backstage
Westwood One Backstage
Westwood One and Cumulus Media are the official national radio partners for the 2018 American Music Awards and will offer an array of special programming and content to celebrate the world's biggest fan-voted award show. Artists Kane Brown, Ella Mai, Normani and Bebe Rexha announced the nominees for the More

FCC Admonishes Cumulus for Violating Ex Parte Rules
FCC
FCC
The FCC has granted in part, and deny in part, the Petition for Order to Show Cause filed last May 24 by WKNG LLC, the licensee of Classic Hits WWGA-FM/Tallapoosa, GA. WKNG alleged that Cumulus, the licensee of FM translator W255CJ (99X), had violated the Commission's ex parte rules by improperly soliciting More

Jewel, Elaina D. Smith Added to 2018 Radio Show Lineup
Radio Show
Radio Show
Singer/songwriter Jewel and country radio host Elaina D. Smith will participate in the previously announced "The Podcast Boom" session on September 26 at the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando. Jewel's music career has spanned seven studio albums and includes 23 hit singles. Her next studio album is expected to More

Westwood One Launches Female Empowerment Network
Empow(h)er Network
Empow(h)er Network
Westwood One announced Thursday at the IAB Podcast Upfront the launch of "The Empow(h)er Podcast Network," debuting with nine podcast series that are meant to inspire the medium's rapidly growing female audience. Growth in time spent by women listening to podcasts weekly is 6X faster than that of men over More

WOPN, NFL Network Debut Rapoport's ''RapSheet and Friends''
Ian Rapoport
Ian Rapoport
Westwood One Podcast Network and the NFL kick off "RapSheet and Friends," an original podcast hosted by NFL Network national insider Ian "RapSheet" Rapoport. The debut episode began Wednesday and features New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The show is a joint venture between Westwood One and NFL More

WLXC KISS 103.1 Now Home of SC State Bulldogs
Cumulus Media has signed a multi-year agreement to broadcast all South Carolina State Bulldogs football games on WLXC KISS 103.1 in Columbia, SC. The agreement establishes WLXC KISS 103.1 as the official radio broadcast home of the South Carolina State Bulldogs football team, which represents South Carolina More

Lou Bennett Named PD for 103.5 WRBO-FM/Memphis
Lou Bennett
Lou Bennett
Lou Bennett has been named as Program Director for Memphis' Best Mix of R&B, 103.5 WRBO-FM (Cumulus). Bennett is a 20-year Urban radio programming specialist and 30-year radio broadcasting veteran who imports from Elite Radio Group in Natchitoches, LA, where he was Director of Operations, Program Director More

WWO to Kick Off 32nd Consecutive NFL Season Coverage
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One kicks off its 32nd consecutive year as the network radio partner of the National Football League (NFL) with the opening night game on Thursday, September 6, when the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons. Boomer Esiason will join Kevin Harlan in the booth for More

Curran Pens Open Letter to the U.S. Radio Industry
Andrew Curran
Andrew Curran
With more news about Spotify surpassing Pandora in the headlines, DMR/Interactive President/COO Andrew Curran (pictured) has written an open letter to the radio industry that provides some additional perspectives. Most notably, as the chart below from Statista points out, both streaming platforms continue to More

Chuck Fredrick Named Cumulus Indianapolis VP/MM
Chuck Fredrick
Chuck Fredrick
Cumulus Media appoints veteran radio executive Chuck Fredrick as VP/Market Manager of its three-station cluster in Indianapolis. He joins the company after an 18-year career with iHeartMedia, where he was Market President and Regional President for its Cincinnati stations. Fredrick also previously served as More

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