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Benztown and Saga Form Creative Branding Partnership
Benztown has entered into an agreement with Saga Communications to provide custom creative audio imaging production and imaging production libraries to all Saga radio stations across the U.S. through a new companywide creative branding initiative launching on January 1, 2019. Benztown will also More

Saga Communications Q3 Net Revs Rise 4.6%, Earnings Down
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported third quarter net revenue increased 4.6% to $31.7 million from $30.2 million in 2017. Income from continuing operations (net of tax) increased $730,000 to $3.7 million from $3 million, while operating income (OI) fell 3.4% to $5.3 More

Saga to Acquire Four FM Outlets in Gainesville-Ocala FL
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications has agreed to acquire four outlets from Ocala Broadcasting Corporation serving the Gainesville-Ocala, FL, radio market. Included in the deal are 100kW WOGK-FM (K-Country 93.7)/Ocala and the Classic Rock triplecast 6kW WNDD-FM (95.5), 3.2kW More

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

Borna Velic Named WHQG-FM (102.9 The Hog)/Milwaukee PD
Borna Velic
Borna Velic
Veteran Music Director and longtime air personality Borna Velic takes over the programming reins of WHQG-FM (102.9 The Hog)/Milwaukee filling the vacated seat of Joe Calgaro, effective October 19. Borna has spent his career in the Midwest working in rock radio, leaving Appleton in 2013 to join The More

Massimo Rosati Appointed President of Binnie Media
Massimo Rosati
Massimo Rosati
Massimo Rosati is appointed President of Binnie Media overseeing all aspects of the media business including radio, digital and outdoor. Rosati is a 20-year radio veteran, and joined the company as Regional Sales Manager in April, 2014 and was elevated to VP/Market Manager for New Hampshire in 2015 More

Bruce Law Joins Cumulus/Grand Rapids as VP/Market Manager
Bruce Law
Bruce Law
Cumulus Media appoints veteran radio broadcasting executive Bruce Law as VP/Market Manager for its five-station radio cluster in Grand Rapids, MI. Law, a Michigan native, was previously President of Saga Communications of North Carolina in Asheville, NC, where he also served as VP/General Manager. More

WLEY/Chicago Air Talent Vote to Join SAG-AFTRA
The air talent at Spanish-language WLEY-FM (La Ley 107.9)/Chicago have voted to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union. The election was conducted on Friday by the National Labor Relations Board. The new bargaining unit will be made up of eight employees performing on-air services, including, hosts, More

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 More

Saga's Cayuga Radio Launches ''ALT 95.9'' in Ithaca
W240CB-FM
W240CB-FM
Cayuga Radio launches Alternative "Alt 95.9" in Ithaca, NY, flipping W240CB-FM from Country. The station stunted with Ithaca-based band the X-Ambassadors for almost a week until making switch to the new format. "We are very excited to bring this station to More

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

Mike McCabe Named WERZ/Portsmouth Program Director
Mike McCabe
Mike McCabe
iHeartMedia names Mike "McCabe" Kerr as Program Director and afternoon host for CHR WERZ-FM (Z107)/Portsmouth, NH, effective September 10. He replaces Jadd Naamani, who recently transferred co-owned CHR KTBT-FM (92-1 The Beat)/Tulsa as PD. McCabe previously served as Brand Manager and morning More

Saga Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.30 Per Share
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications announced Tuesday that its board of directors have declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid on September 14, 2018 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2018 and totals about $1.8 million. The quarterly More

Mediabase, Buzzangle Music Ink Data Partnership with Saga
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Mediabase, an airplay monitoring service from RCS, and BuzzAngle Music, a music consumption analytics firm, have announced a long-term partnership with Saga Communications. As part of the agreement, Mediabase and BuzzAngle Music will provide Saga with More

Saga Q2 Net Revenues Increased $2 Million, EPS Grows
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported second quarter net revenue grew 6.5% to $32.2 million from $30.2 million. Operating income grew 2.7% to $6 million and station operating expense was up 8% to $23.1 million for the quarter. Income from continuing operations increased More

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