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Scott Porretti Named President of Katz Digital Audio
Scott Porretti
Scott Porretti
Katz Media Group has elevated Scott Porretti to the position of President of Katz Digital Audio, a division of Katz Media Group. He will continue to report to Mark Gray, CEO of Katz Media Group. A longtime veteran of Katz, Porretti will continue to oversee all Katz Digital Audio offerings, manage More

Dan Bongino Calls Out Cumulus Media Over Vaccine Mandate
Dan Bongino
Dan Bongino
Conservative radio host Dan Bongino called out Cumulus Media and Westwood One on Monday, daring them to cancel his show in response its vaccine mandate. Calling it "unethical" and "immoral," Bongino, who recently completed treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma and is fully vaccinated, said on-air, "Cumulus is going More

Hall/Burlington-Plattsburgh Ups Mark Knight to Ops Manager
Mark Knight
Mark Knight
Hall Communications promotes WKOL Program Director Mark Knight to Operations Manager for WKOL, WOKO, WBTZ, WIZN and WJOY in Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT-NY. He fills the void left after Matt Grasso departed in August for a position outside of radio. Knight is a 28-year veteran of Hall communications as a PD More

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Townsquare/Victoria Names Kovacik Director of Content
Jim Kovacik
Jim Kovacik
Townsquare Media appoints Jim Kovacik as Director of Content of the company's Victoria, TX stations, including Country KIXS-FM, Top 40 KQVT-FM, Classic Rock KLUB-FM and KTXN-FM (Jack FM). He replaces Wes Adams, who was promoted to Director of Content for the company's co-owned group in Grand Junction, CO. More

The ''1-Hour Production Director Challenge'' Announced
Tim Burt
Tim Burt
Tim Burt, founder of the Production Director Academy, will offer the "1-Hour Production Director Challenge," a free training program. Focusing on three key areas, the program offers learning how to write a better script quickly, understanding the right way to voice any script and identifying potential legal More

StreamGuys Upgrades Multimedia Player with Full-Page Experience
StreamGuys has unveiled a major upgrade to its HTML5-based SGplayer multimedia player. Complementing SGplayer's existing embeddable configuration, version 3.2 offers a new full-page layout mode that provides additional ways for radio broadcasters and content producers to connect with their audiences and More

WICC 600-AM/Bridgeport Adds FM Frequency
WICC radio has been on the AM dial at 600-AM since 1926 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. And after 95 years of broadcasting they're adding an FM frequency - 107.3FM to be exact. "With the addition of an FM frequency, we will really be able to get local news and information to more of the listeners of More

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107.5 Kiss FM/Des Moines Names Taylor J as Program Director
Taylor J
Taylor J
iHeartMedia appoints Taylor J as Program Director for KKDM-FM (107.5 Kiss FM)/Des Moines, effective immediately. She joined the CHR outlet in 2018 and most recently served as Assistant PD and will continue in middays. Previously, Taylor J spent 15 years in the St. Louis market, mainly with iHeartMedia where More

Coles Joins Radio Advertising Bureau Board of Directors
Tony Coles
Tony Coles
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) announces the addition of Tony Coles, iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group Division President and Black Information Network President, to its board of directors. Coles joins the board replacing Darren Davis. He's spent the last 18 years with iHeartMedia and has held his current More

WARC Study: Marketers Should Triple Audio Ad Spend
WARC
WARC
"The Investment Gap: Understanding the Value of Audio" is a new study from WARC and iHeartMedia. The study reveals a major audio investment gap for marketers. This week's Westwood One Audio Active Group blog outlines the key takeaways for advertisers, which shows AM/FM radio More

Cumulus Kansas City Bags Multiple Media Mix Wins
CUMULUS MEDIA announces that its Kansas City stations and team were honored with KC Mix Awards on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the Media Mix Banquet held at the Guild in Kansas City, MO. The KC Mix Awards are presented annually by Media Mix, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and supporting More

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Top Healthcare and Pharmacy Advertisers Turn to Radio/Cable TV
New analysis by Media Monitors finds St. Jude Children's Hospital and CVS were the top healthcare and pharmacy retailer advertisers in September. Both organizations increased the number of spots aired across radio, broadcast television and cable television for the month, as compared More

AdLarge Publishes 2021 Podcast Buying Guide
AdLarge has released the 2021 Podcast Buying Guide V4.0, featuring essential information on the rapid evolution of the marketplace including the latest resources and tools for measurement, analysis, and attribution available today. While similar to the first three guides by remaining simple to follow and More

Free Webinar: "Why Vulnerable Personalities Win"
Benztown and P1 Media Group are hosting another free webinar entitled "Programming in 2021: Why Vulnerable Personalities Win," Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST/7:00pm CET. The 40-minute webinar will be hosted by Andreas Sannemann, CEO, Benztown, and Ken Benson, Partner, P1 Media Group, More

iHeartMedia Minneapolis Names Matt Sheeder VP of Sales
Matt Sheeder
Matt Sheeder
iHeartMedia Minneapolis appoints Matt Sheeder as Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. Sheeder started in the media industry in 2015 at Comcast Spotlight. He joined the iHM's Twin Cities' team as an Account Executive in 2018 and was promoted into a leadership role as Local Sales Manager shortly More

Audacy Launches ''105.3 Dave FM'' in San Francisco
KITS-FM
KITS-FM
Audacy flips Alternative KITS-FM (Alt 105.3)/San Franciso to "105.3 Dave FM," Totally Random Radio. The new station's format will air a music library of hits from multiple genres and decades, including artists and groups like Prince, Pat Benatar, The Cure, Journey, Nirvana and Huey More

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