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Cumulus to Shut Down Westwood One News on August 30
Westwood One News
Westwood One News
Cumulus Media has notified all affiliates of its Westwood One News that the service would shut down on August 30. In a cancellation letter to stations, the company wrote, "Due to the extraordinary circumstances in the current marketplace, Westwood One News will be ceasing operations More

Jerry ''JT'' Tarrants Exits WRIF & WCSX/Detroit as PD
Jerry ''JT'' Tarrants
Jerry ''JT'' Tarrants
Jerry "JT" Tarrants exits Beasley Media Group's Active Rock WRIF-FM and Classic Rock WCSX-FM/Detroit as Program Director after seven years in the market. He joined WCSX as PD in 2013 and added WRIF programming duties lat December, replacing longtime PD Mark Pennington. Prior to joining the then Greater Media More

iHeartMedia Flips WMIA/Miami to The New ''Totally 93.9''
WMIA-FM
WMIA-FM
iHeartMedia flips AC WMIA-FM (93.9 MIA)/Miami to the new "Totally 93.9," "All 90's, All the Time." The new format will play the biggest 90's hits from artists such as Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, NSYNC, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Destiny's Child and more. In addition, listeners can also More

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FCC Fines Gow Media's KFNC/Houston $5200 Over Contest
KFNC-FM
KFNC-FM
The FCC is fining Gow Media's Sports KFNC-FM/Mont Belvieu, TX (Houston) $5200 after it violated the Commission's rules when it failed to timely award a contest prize, thereby not conducting the contest substantially as announced or advertised. Specifically, the complainant claims that the advertised prize More

Country Radio Broadcasters 2020-2021 Board of Directors
Country Radio Broadcasters
Country Radio Broadcasters
The Country Radio Broadcasters have completed their elections for the organization's 2020-2021 board of directors. Returning as CRB Board President is Kurt Johnson of Townsquare Media, while John Shomby is elected as Vice President and returning as Secretary is Beverlee Brannigan. Serving on this year's More

Benztown + MMPN to Produce ''First Match with Jesse Kage''
Jesse Kage
Jesse Kage
Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Networks announces that it will produce and market "First Match with Jesse Kage," a podcast for professional wrestling fans that goes behind the scenes with wrestling's superstars to tell their first-hand accounts of their lives and experiences in the professional wrestling More

Hot Radio Maine Rebuilds Program Helps Over 200 Businesses
A program launched to support small businesses on the radio airwaves across Maine has now hit a new milestone, with over 200 Maine businesses participating. On June 1st, Mainestream Media's WHTP-FM Hot Radio Maine, in conjunction with Lee Auto Malls, launched the "Rebuilds" program. The program is aimed at More

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Tony Bruno Show Adds The Mightier 1090AM/San Diego
Tony Bruno
Tony Bruno
The Mightier 1090AM (XEPRS), SB Nation Radio and JAKIB Media Partners are announce the addition of The Tony Bruno Show. This marks a return to the West Coast for Bruno while reuniting him with a loyal audience of followers, sports stars, personalities and Hollywood's biggest names. The show will debut this More

FOX Sports Radio The Gambler to Air Philadelphia Union Games
iHeartMedia Philadelphia announced FOX Sports Radio The Gambler, is now the official broadcast partner of the Philadelphia Union. The first live broadcast hosted by Dave Leno and Philadelphia Union Legend, Sebastien Le Toux kicked off July 9, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. when the Philadelphia Union faces NYCFC. More

RHoF Announces 2020 Nominees, Voting Begins Monday July 13
Radio Hall of Fame
Radio Hall of Fame
The Radio Hall of Fame has announced this year's 24 nominees in a total of six categories. Industry voting in four of those categories begins next Monday, July 13. Listener voting in the other two categories begins on July 20. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the 2020 More

El Dorado Broadcasters Appoints Chris Fleming as EVP
Chris Fleming
Chris Fleming
El Dorado Broadcasters, owners of stations in Victor Valley, CA and Yuma, AZ, appoints Chris Fleming as Executive Vice President for the company and General Manager for the Victor Valley stations. Fleming spent the past three years as Executive VP of Neuhoff Media, based in Lafayette, IN. Previously, he More

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FCC Fines Townsquare's KSII-FM/El Paso $6000 Over Contest
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
The FCC has fined Townsquare Media's KSII-FM/El Paso $6000 for violating the Commission's rules when it failed to timely award a contest prize. On March 24, 2017, the Commission received a complaint alleging that Townsquare failed to award the complainant tickets to an Elton John More

RAB Presentation Features Best Practices for Broadcasters
RAB Open For Business
RAB Open For Business
As part of RAB's Business Unusual initiative, RAB is announcing the next presentation in its Open for Business live-video series titled "Open for Business with Purpose." This live-video presentation features a panel representing an example of a partnership built for the greater good including a nonprofit More

How Important Is Being Local?
Tracy Johnson
Tracy Johnson
In the never-ending dialogue about the perfect formula for winning radio, a discussion on the value of Live & Local is always looming. It ranks just behind, "How much should we talk?" and "Where should we schedule stop sets"? Debate rage about the value of being local. This has been particularly More

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