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Univision Q4 Net Revenue Up 1% to $692.9M, Radio Down 8%


Univision
Univision

Univision Communications reported fourth quarter net revenue increased 1% to $692.9 million from $688.5 million in 2018. Q4 revenue for the radio segment declined 8% to $66.1 million, compared to $71.9 million. Radio ad revenue fell 8% to $60.9 million from $66.2 million, while core radio advertising revenue was down 2% to $57.9 million from $59.2 million. Adjusted OIBDA increased 1% to $230.4 million from $229 million. The company reported a net income of $93.9 million as compared to a loss of $40.2 million.

"In the fourth quarter, Univision's network portfolio had the greatest growth in Prime viewership and was the only network group to increase Total Day viewers among top-10 U.S. Media holders. This is a testament to the strength of the U.S. Hispanic Community and to our focus and execution in serving the greatest number of Hispanics every day, with consumption that rivals the most highly viewed English language broadcast networks," said CEO Vince Sadusky.

"As Hispanics continue to fuel the U.S. economy, distributors and advertisers, including political campaigns, are recognizing Hispanic consumers are critical to drive growth."

"Looking ahead to 2020, we have begun the year with the largest ratings lead over our competitors in years, and anticipate a record first quarter in political advertising revenue, as candidates understand that 32 million eligible U.S. Hispanics will be the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate."

Earlier this week, the Spanish-language broadcaster agreed to sell a majority stake to the private-equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners and a ForgeLight, a company founded by a former Viacom Inc. senior executive Wade Davis. Davis and Searchlight are acquiring up to a 64% of Univision for an undisclosed price, estimated at $10 billion including debt. Mexico City's Grupo Televisa will retain its nearly 36% stake. Davis will become CEO of Univision following the completion of the deal.

Entercom Launches V-103 International on WVEE-HD2/Atlanta


V-103 International
V-103 International

Entercom launches "V-103 International" on WVEE-FM-HD2 in Atlanta. The station, which is powered by the U.S. Census Bureau, will feature a wide range of genres including afro beats, dance hall, reggae, soca, hip hop, top 40 and big chune, and will serve as a complement to sister station WVEE-FM (V-103). As part of the launch, air personalities Osei "The Dark Secret" Kweku and Mix Master David will curate the station programmed by Entercom Urban Format Captain and V-103 Brand Manager Reggie Rouse. Osei and Mix Master David will co-host the "International Show" live on V-103 on Saturdays from 5-6pm.

"Atlanta is an international city and we have a responsibility to serve everyone in this great city 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Rouse. "V-103 International strives to build an inclusive community for those looking for a diverse and engaging listening experience, both in this great city and nationwide via RADIO.COM."

Osei "The Dark Secret" Kweku has managed to merge his love for music and philanthropy into a trans-continental culture exchange by way of digital media. While attending Hampton University, Kweku launched his radio career as an air personality for 103.9 The Beat, hosting a variety of segments. He has since been heard on airwaves in many cities along the East coast. In 2012, Kweku launched Dark Secret International which is dedicated to developing long term business relationships with African, Asian and Hispanic communities across the globe.

Atlanta-based international DJ Mix Master David originally hails from Jamaica. At age 16, he joined "Super Saint Disco" in St. Andrew and travelled across Jamaica performing in sound clashes and dances. He later joined popular Jamaican station Hot 102 FM where he produced four award-winning and top-rated current affairs radio programs. Mix Master David is one of the top requested DJs in Atlanta today, he plays dancehall parties as well as crossover events mixing hip hop, top 40 and electronic music.

V-103 International will kick off with a launch party featuring actor, singer and model Rotimi, Koffee, HoodCelebrityy and Reekado on Friday, February 28 at Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.

Waterloo Media Names Barstow Austin City Limits Radio PD


Lynn Barstow
Lynn Barstow

Austin-based Waterloo Media taps veteran radio programmer Lynn Barstow from Alternative KROX-FM (101X) to also oversee its sister brand Austin City Limits Radio on KGSR-FM-HD2 as Program Director, effective immediately. The announcement follows the resignation of ACLR's Emily Parker, who is pursuing interests outside the radio business. A Houston native, Barstow has spent nearly 20 years in Austin, programming KROX for the last 15. He previously programmed Austin Alternative KNNC-FM (K-NACK) in the early 1990's.

"As a brand, Austin City Limits has been iconic through nearly my entire life; the TV show was a formative force in shaping my music tastes; Austin City Limits Festival and the ACL Live venue have lived up to the television show's greatness, and I'm here to help ensure that the radio station and its events continue to do so, too. Having a staff as well-versed in music's role in Austin as Andy (Langer), Loris (Lowe) and Chris (Mosser) puts us well on the way," said Barstow.

Impending changes in the ACL Radio on-air lineup after Parker's exit include the addition of newcomer Ariana Quiroz from Waterloo's digital content staff and the increased profile of Marketing Director Stephanie Perez, who has been serving as weekend on-air talent in addition to her behind-the-scenes duties.

In 2018, Austin City Limits Radio evolved from KGSR/Austin, which launched as an AAA station in 1990. KGSR's chief tenets were to be about quality music across all genres, super-serving the city's music community and Austin as a whole. Its own iconic events -- Zilker Park's Blues On The Green and Unplugged At The Grove at Shady Grove -- have drawn thousands of Austinites for live music experiences for decades. Both continue under the ACL Radio brand.

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Maria O'Mara Becomes NPR Member Director Filling Vacancy


Maria O'Mara
Maria O'Mara

Maria O'Mara is elected as a NPR Member Director to fill an unexpired term vacancy on its board. She was elected on February 20, and the term continues through November, 2021. NPR's 23-member board of directors is comprised of 12 Member Directors who are managers of NPR Member stations, 9 Public Directors who are prominent members of the public, the NPR Foundation Chair and the NPR President & CEO.

Maria O'Mara oversees both KUER-FM, Utah's statewide public radio station broadcasting from Salt Lake City, and PBS Utah, also licensed by the University of Utah, as the stations' executive director. Three years ago, she returned to lead the public radio station where she started her career as a reporter in the 1990s.

O'Mara's return to KUER in 2017 followed two decades in reporting and news management roles at the Salt Lake Observer, Deseret News and NBC affiliate KSL-TV. The Utah native and U of U alum also worked in external communications positions with the University of Utah and Rocky Mountain Power.

Connoisseur Media Acqures Scorpio, Launches Ferocious Media


Ferocious Media
Ferocious Media

Connoisseur Media has expanded through an acquisition of digital marketing staff, a substantial portfolio of accounts and key management platforms from Scorpion. The combined digital operations under Connoisseur Media will be known as "Ferocious Media" going forward. The assets purchased are a portion of Scorpion's 2017 acquisition of Driven Local, a nationally recognized, Digital Marketing agency and Google Ads Premier Partner.

Kevin Szypula, who was Driven Local co-founder and most recently Chief Advertising Officer of Scorpion, will join as Ferocious Media Chief Operating Officer. He commented, "I am ecstatic to bring a core team of seasoned digital marketing minds to this endeavor. This is the same team that won the Google Premier Partner Award for Best Quality Accounts and also Google Display Champions."

Connoisseur CEO Jeff Warshaw stated, "This is a significant step for our company, it allows us to bring a crackerjack operating team and hundreds of additional accounts into Connoisseur. We started a digital marketing services company 10 years ago, then merged with Driven Local. We are so happy to welcome Kevin back to the family."

"Partnering with Jeff Warshaw and Connoisseur to form a best in class omni-channel marketing solution is a dream come true. Our plans are aggressive and will fill a much-needed void in the ecosystem for local businesses to ferociously compete across multiple platforms," added Szypula.

iHM Launches Companion Podcast for ''Your Attention Please''


Your Attention Please
Your Attention Please

iHeartMedia announced its new companion podcast for the 3-part Hulu series "Your Attention Please," which premiered on Hulu at the beginning of February with the goal of elevating and celebrating the achievements and creativity of Black visionaries. Most companion podcasts run alongside the show, but this one is taking a different approach.

The "Your Attention Please" podcast is using this medium to continue the conversation past Black History Month, diving deeper into the stories that were highlighted in the show. It will pull in fan questions and facilitate more conversations around inclusion, representation, and creativity.

Featured guests include:

  • Coco & Breezy: Sunglasses Designers
  • Hilton Carter: Notable interior stylist and author of Wild Interiors
  • Ibtihaj Muhammed: Olympian + 1st Muslim Medalist
  • Iddris Sandu: a Ghanaian architectural technologist who, along with deceased rapper Nipsey Hussle, created the world's first smart retail store experience.
  • Jon Boogz and Lil Buck: Founders of MAI (Movement Art Is)
  • Moogega Cooper: Planetary Protection Engineer at JPL (NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab)
  • Phillip Youmans: Filmmaker
  • Tomi Adeyemi: NYT Best Selling Author

Entercom/LA Names Mike Kaplan as KROQ Brand Manager


Mike Kaplan
Mike Kaplan

Entercom/Los Angeles Senior VP/Programming Mike Kaplan will assume Brand Manager responsibilities for Alternative KROQ-FM, in addition to his current roles as the company's Alternative Format Captain and Brand Manager for WNYL-FM (ALT 92.3) in New York. He succeeds Kevin Weatherly, who steps down from his role as Senior VP/Programming for the Los Angeles cluster.

As part of the leadership changes, Entercom names Ralph Stewart as Brand Manager for KCBS-FM (93.1 JACK FM). Stewart previously served as Operations Manager for JACK FM since 2010 and is currently the Brand Manager for KTWV-FM (94.7 The Wave). Additionally, KRTH-FM (K-Earth 101) Brand Manager Chris Ebbott and Yesi Ortiz will serve as interim programming leaders for KAMP-FM (97.1 AMP Radio) while a national search is conducted. Ebbott has led K-Earth for the past five years and Ortiz was named Music Director for the station in August, 2018 and is also the station's afternoon host.

"Mike's name is synonymous with alternative music and I'm delighted to welcome him back to Los Angeles. Along with Ralph, Chris and Yesi, this dynamic team will usher in the future of our brands in this important music market," said Entercom Regional President Jeff Federman. "I'd like to thank Kevin for his years of dedicated contributions to our premier collection of brands and our company. He has certainly made his mark here and we wish him the absolute best in his new role."

"I'm thrilled to expand my role to lead programming efforts for the World Famous KROQ, a fixture and taste maker in the Los Angeles music scene," added Kaplan. "I look forward to working alongside Jeff and the team to continue delivering exceptional content and unforgettable live events for our loyal listeners."

Kaplan returned to Entercom as Senior VP/Programming and Brand Manager for ALT 92.3 in May, 2018 and was named Alternative Format Captain in 2019. During his first stint with the company, he served as PD for sister stations KNDD-FM (107.7 The End)/Seattle and KRBZ-FM (96.5 The Buzz)/Kansas City. Other career highlights include Program Director roles for iHeartRadio's KYSR-FM/Los Angeles and Nassau Broadcasting's WJLK and WBBO.

iHeartMedia Q4 Net Revenue Flat Over 2018, Earnings Down


iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia reported 2019 fourth quarter revenue was flat at $1.02 billion as compared the successor company in 2018. Broadcast radio fell 2.7% to $611.7 million from $628.8, while digital revenue increased 33.6% to $112.4 million from $84.1 million. Networks climbed 2.2% to $160 million from $156.6 million. Adjusted EBITDA was down 0.6% to $306.1 million from $308 million. The company posted a decline in net income to $61.3 million from $214.9 million in the year-ago period.

"We are extremely proud of all that iHeart and its employees accomplished in 2019. After emerging from Chapter 11 in May with a healthier capital structure and listing on the Nasdaq in July, we continued to execute on our strategic plans to build our strong operating business and drive shareholder value," said iHeartMedia Chairman/CEO Bob Pittman. "As the number one audio company in the U.S. based on reach, we look forward to expanding our unequaled multi-platform leadership position and leveraging the investments that we have made to modernize our infrastructure and become more efficient, effective and competitive."

"Our financial performance in 2019 was underpinned by the reach and resilience of our traditional business, profitable growth in our other platforms including our digital businesses and proactive improvement of our capital structure," added President, COO & CFO Rich Bressler. "Through our innovation and thought leadership in areas like podcasting and our SmartAudio suite of targeting, analysis and attribution services for advertisers, we are at the forefront of driving the audio revolution. We will continue to work to build long-term shareholder value by maximizing our Free Cash Flow and de-leveraging our balance sheet."

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2020 NAB Crystal Radio Award Finalists Announced


The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the 50 finalists for the 33rd annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Winners will be announced and the finalists honored at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, held Tuesday, April 21 during the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

This year's finalists are:

  • KBFB-FM Dallas, Texas
  • KCLY-FM Clay Center, Kansas
  • KKZY-FM Bemidji, Minnesota
  • KMVP-FM Phoenix, Arizona
  • KPWJ-FM College Station, Texas
  • KRMG-FM Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • KRSP-FM Salt Lake City, Utah
  • KRWM-FM Bellevue, WA
  • KSFI-FM Salt Lake City, Utah
  • KSL-FM Salt Lake City, Utah
  • KSTP-FM St. Paul, Minnesota
  • KTAR-FM Phoenix, Arizona
  • KTMY-FM St. Paul, Minnesota
  • KUBL-FM Salt Lake City, Utah
  • KUPD-FM Phoenix, Arizona
  • KVTY-FM Lewiston, Idaho
  • KWHL-FM Anchorage, Alaska
  • KWLM-AM Willmar, Minnesota
  • KXKT-FM Omaha, Nebraska
  • KZFN-FM Moscow, Idaho
  • KZKX-FM Lincoln, Nebraska
  • WBUL-FM Lexington, Kentucky
  • WBYT-FM South Bend, Indiana
  • WBZZ-FM Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • WCCO-AM Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • WDNS-FM Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • WDRM-FM Huntsville, Alabama
  • WDSY-FM Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • WFEZ-FM Hollywood, Florida
  • WHPT-FM St. Petersburg, Florida
  • WHUB-FM Cookeville, Tennessee
  • WHUR-FM Washington, D.C.
  • WIL-FM St. Louis, Missouri
  • WJJY-FM Baxter, Minnesota
  • WKQI-FM Detroit, Michigan
  • WKRQ-FM Cincinnati, Ohio
  • WLBC-FM Muncie, Indiana
  • WMCI-FM Mattoon, Illinois
  • WQNZ-FM Natchez, Mississippi
  • WRBR-FM South Bend, Indiana
  • WREW-FM Cincinnati, Ohio
  • WSGW-AM Saginaw, Michigan
  • WSUN-FM St. Petersburg, Florida
  • WTAW-AM College Station, Texas
  • WTFX-FM Louisville, Kentucky
  • WTMJ-AM Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • WUBE-FM Cincinnati, Ohio
  • WUSL-FM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • WUSQ-FM Winchester, Virginia
  • WWJ-AM Detroit, Michigan

Ten Crystal Radio Award winners will be chosen from the above finalists by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms. Also at the We Are Broadcasters Celebration, five-time NAB Crystal Radio Award winning station KCVM-FM will receive the Crystal Heritage Award.

KHFI (96.7 Kiss FM)/Austin Names Rex Long Program Director


Rex Long
Rex Long

iHeartMedia appoints Rex Long as Program Director CHR KHFI (96.7 Kiss FM)/Austin, effective immediately. He joins the Austin cluster from the company's co-owned group in Salt Lake City. Prior to that he served as the Program Director for KKMG-FM/Colorado, Springs and PD for KCDD-FM, KHXS-FM and KTLT-FM/Abilene, TX. Long began his career in Canton, TX, as a morning show personality for Canton Broadcasters.

"Rex's abundance of energy, his creative ideas to connect with listeners, combined with his strategic vison to be a fabric of Austin's culture make Rex a perfect fit to continue building the KISS brand," iHeartMedia/Austin-San Antonio Region President Matt Martin. "We are very excited to welcome Rex to ATX."

"The energy and team at iHeartMedia Austin is one that I am beyond grateful to be a part of," added Long. "Being able to come back home to Texas and work alongside this terrific team, ‘The Billy The Kidd Show' and to help grow a heritage brand like KISS is my childhood dream. Thank you iHeartMedia for giving me the opportunity."

UCP, iHeartMedia Ink First Look Deal for TV Podcasts


iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia

UCP, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, inks a multi-year first-look deal with iHeartMedia to have a first right at adapting iHeartRadio Original podcasts for television. As part of the deal, the studio's new podcast platform, UCP Audio, will also have the option to develop and co-produce original podcast series with the iHeartPodcast Network.

iHeartRadio joins UCP's roster of first-look deals, which include recently announced deals with Gary Dauberman, as well as John Carpenter, Emmy Rossum ("Angelyne") and Steve Piet & Erik Crary, among others. UCP also has overall deals with Sera Gamble ("The Magicians"), Nick Antosca ("The Act," "Brand New Cherry Flavor"), Sam Esmail ("Mr. Robot," "Homecoming") and Patrick Macmanus ("Dr. Death").

Later this year, the studio will unveil their new podcast network, UCP Audio. The new platform's initial offerings include "The End Up," a scripted podcast from Sam Esmail's ("Mr. Robot," "Homecoming") Esmail Corp banner and two unscripted podcasts that delve into two gripping true-crime investigations, "House of Prayer" and the untitled Troubled Teen Industry project.

"UCP was among the first studios to recognize that podcasting was a goldmine of new IP for the TV and film industry," said iHeartPodcast Network President Conal Byrne. "What's really special about this deal is that you have the biggest podcast network, with our team of expert podcast developers and producers who have been working in this medium for over 10 years honing the craft of audio storytelling, partnering with LA's powerhouse production studio to now create and develop premium TV and film properties out of podcast IP."

"Partnering with iHeart to not only adapt some of their enviable and extensive podcast library to television but also expand the production and reach of UCP Audio originals is a giant leap in our platform building strategy," added UCP President Dawn Olmstead. "We look forward to making waves in the podcast space this year and we are very excited to have iHeart joining us on our endeavor."

Lakeia Brown Named ABC Audio Senior Producer, Race & Culture


Lakeia Brown will join ABC Audio on March 9 in the newly created role of Senior Producer, Race & Culture Audio Insights, part of our commitment to journalism that is inclusive, diverse and relevant to multicultural audiences.

In her new role she will use her diverse skill set to act as a storyteller, researcher and social connector all rolled into one. She'll work closely with our amazing team to create and deliver new radio news products and podcasts, maximize sponsorship opportunities and participate in editorial story development, all while focusing on expanding Audio's reach with multicultural audiences. Brown will also serve as ABC Audio's in-house expert on all things research, connecting insights to actionable strategies that help drive reach and revenue for ABC Audio.

Brown was most recently with ABC News Research where her primary role was spearheading and forecasting sales estimates for all ABC News programs. She knows the advertising business inside out and has over 15 years of experience providing consumer

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ESPN Audio Accounts for Over Half of All Sports Listening


ESPN Audio
ESPN Audio

ESPN Audio was recently part of the 2019 Share of the Ear from Edison Research, a national study of over 4,000 people that measures their time spent listening. The survey found that the network accounts for 54 percent of all sports listening, an increase of 23 percent from the 2018 survey results. ESPN holds a significant share in the digital sports audio space as well, accounting for 65 percent of listening in that category, up 21 percent from 2018.

"We are consistently driving to make ESPN Audio the best experience for fans by creating can't -- miss content and delivering it in customized, easily accessible ways," said ESPN Audio Vice President Scott McCarthy. "From terrestrial radio, to digital content and podcasts, this study shows our efforts are continuing to pay off and listeners have decided to spend even more of their valuable time with ESPN."

Approximately 66 million people per week consumed ESPN Audio content last year, up 20 percent from 2018. Those listeners also increased their time spent listening with weekly numbers for ESPN Audio and ESPN Podcasts up 24 percent and 13 percent from 2018, respectively.

"ESPN continues to successfully engage listeners across platforms and grow its audience share year after year according to our study," said Edison Research President Larry Rosin. "They remain a major player in sports listening, this year reaching over one-fifth of Americans every week."

FCC's Ajit Pai to Receive the 2020 BFA Lowry Mays Award


The Broadcasters Foundation of America
The Broadcasters Foundation of America

The Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFA) has announced that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is the recipient of this year's Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The Award is bestowed annually on an individual in broadcasting whose work exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy and entrepreneurship. Chairman Pai will be presented with the Award at the BFA annual breakfast on Wednesday, April 22 in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, during the NAB Show.

Chairman Pai is known and respected for his regulatory philosophy, which is influenced by a few simple principles: more innovation, more investment, better products and services, lower prices, more job creation, and faster economic growth. Some selected issues that Chairman Pai has invested in are ATSC 3.0, media ownership regulation and modernization, First Amendment freedoms and Public Safety.

He was designated Chairman of the FCC by President Trump in January, 2017. Prior to that, he served as Commissioner at the FCC, appointed by then-President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in May, 2012. In addition to his work with the FCC, Chairman Pai worked as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights, under Chairman Sam Brownback.

The Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award salutes its namesake and is underwritten by The Mays Family Foundation. Past recipients include Bill Clark, Eddie Fritts, Cathy Hughes, Mel Karmazin, Jeff Smulyan, Dick Wiley, and others. As previously announced, the Broadcasters Foundation will present the Leadership in Broadcasting Awards during the Breakfast.

The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation's Guardian Fund, corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation's Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org.

FOX News Radio Provides Network Coverage of SC Primary


FOX News Radio
FOX News Radio

FOX News Radio (FNR) will provide live national network coverage of South Carolina's primary results on Saturday, February 29 with hourly updates from FNR's team of reporters. FOX News Podcasts will also offer a special edition of the FOX News Rundown leading into the evening while FOX News Headlines 24/7 will provide live Democracy 2020 updates every 15 minutes during the primary. Additionally, FOX News Radio will have live, special coverage of Super Tuesday on March 3.

Entercom Raises $1.4M for John Hopkins/Baltimore


Entercom raised over $1.4 million during Mix 106.5's (WWMX-FM) 31st annual radiothon benefitting Johns Hopkins Children's Center (JHCC), a proud member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in Baltimore.

"Caring for children's health is one of our long-standing values and Mix 106.5 is proud to use its voice to champion on their behalf in Maryland," said Tracy Brandys, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Baltimore. "We are excited that our radiothon grows year after year to support the vital, life-saving mission of Johns Hopkins Children's Center. We're thankful for the generosity of our listeners and sponsors who helped raise a record-setting amount for Johns Hopkins and the kids."

"Children who are coping with difficult illnesses often do not feel like normal children," said Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director and Pediatrician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children's Center. "Pediatric patients are going through lifesaving surgeries, chemotherapy, testing and much more. This funding will help our providers and staff provide world-renowned pediatric care and also help our pediatric patients feel like children at a time and in a place where it is anything but normal."

"We are so thankful for the generosity of the listeners and callers, as well as Mix 106.5, our volunteers and staff who helped make this event such a success," said David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director and Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The radiothon was broadcast live from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21. Station on-air personalities Reagan Warfield, Bethany Linderman, Corinna Delgado, Maria Dennis, and Priestly shared touching, heartwarming and occasionally heartbreaking stories from families and kids treated at JHCC. Sponsors who contributed to the radiothon's success include Weis Markets and Chick-Fil-A, who both presented checks at the event; as well as triple-match sponsors Griffith Energy Services, Inc., Royal Farms and Wawa.

LAFC Renews Deal with KSPN (710 AM ESPN) for 2020 Season


The Los Angeles Football Club
The Los Angeles Football Club

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) has renewed its radio broadcast partnership with KSPN (710 AM ESPN)/Los Angeles, continuing the relationship with its flagship English language radio partner. Sports radio veteran Dave Denholm will continue as the English radio voice of the Black & Gold. Denholm has over two decades of experience in sports, news and talk radio as well as extensive experience calling soccer matches on FOX Sports and other networks.

"We are excited and proud to continue our relationship with 710 AM ESPN," said LAFC EVP/Chief Business Officer Larry Freedman. "Dave Denholm and the entire team at ESPNLA have been an important part of the growth of our Club and will continue to be, as we move forward with our commitment to make our matches accessible to fans and supporters throughout the greater Los Angeles area."

"We continue to strive to provide our fans the best and most expansive lineup of live sports and talk radio content," added ESPN LA Senior VP/GM Tim McCarthy. "We're thrilled to continue our relationship with LAFC, bringing the best of MLS action to listeners across southern California."

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KRWQ-FM/Medford: Totals from the 2020 Radiothon for St. Jude as heard on KRWQ (Q100.3) and 107.5 KISS-FM in Medford, OR are in, and this year's total of $401,398 is $38,398 more than last year's Radiothon. L-R: Gemineye of KISS-FM, Ashley Main and Jason Allen of KRWQ (Q100.3) and Curtis Carroll of ALSAC (St. Jude).

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