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Mediabase Announces the Retirement of Jeff Gelb
Jeff Gelb
Jeff Gelb
Mediabase has announced the retirement of Director, Label Sales & Marketing Jeff Gelb, a 50-year music industry vet. Gelb started his professional Radio career in 1971 at WNCR and WMMS in Cleveland. He then moved to San Diego and worked on-air at KPRI and KGB. In 1978 he joined Radio & Records, a More

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FCC Seeks Comment on Geo-Targeting with FM Boosters
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC is seeking comment on whether to modify the Commission's rules governing the operation of FM booster stations by FM radio broadcasters in certain limited circumstances. Consistent with the petition for rulemaking submitted by GeoBroadcast Solutions, the NPRM seeks More

iHM Reveals iHeartRadio Communities Spotlight Media Grant
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia has announced the launch of iHeartRadio Communities Spotlight Media Grant Program, an all-new initiative to support organizations that are making a positive impact within the communities iHeart serves and to use its multi-platform media network to deliver messaging that is timely, relevant and More

Williams Named United Stations Digital Services Specialist
RC Williams
RC Williams
United Stations adds RC Williams to its affiliate sales and marketing staff. The move comes on the heels of the company's long-term partnership extension with SoCast to provide support for its product suite. United Stations Media Networks (USMN) will also be coming to market with new digital products in both More

Saratoga Radio Acquires WJRV and WTNQ/Knoxville
Media Services Group
Media Services Group
Saratoga Radio LLC has closed its acquisition of Tennessee stations WJRV-FM, licensed to Oliver Springs, and WTNQ-FM, licensed to La Follette, both serving the Knoxville market, from Momentum Broadcasting, LLC. The buyer is headed by Aaron Ishmael and Ricki Lee, who have interests in other Knoxville-area More

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KWSX/Stockton Extends Deal with University of The Pacific
KWSX-FM
KWSX-FM
iHeartMedia Sports KWSX-AM (FOX Sports AM1280)/Stockton, CA, inks an extension of its broadcast agreement with the University of the Pacific. The station will continue to broadcast the university's men's and women's Pacific Tiger basketball games through the 2020-2021 basketball season. During the More

EMF to Acquire Minnesota Duo from The Pohlad Companies
Educational Media Foundation
Educational Media Foundation
Educational Media Foundation has agreed to acquire 0.9kW KZGO-FM (95.3)/St. Paul and 19kW KQGO-FM (96.3)/Edina, both in Minnesota, from The Pohlad Companies. The buyer, Educational Media Foundation, is a California-based non-profit that runs the K-Love and Air1 radio networks. The More

Cox Media Group EVP/Radio Bill Hendrich to Retire
Bill Hendrich
Bill Hendrich
Cox Media Group Executive VP/Radio Bill Hendrich has announced his retirement, effective December 31. He will remain in an advisory capacity in 2021. Throughout his career with CMG, spanning three decades, Hendrich has served as EVP/Radio, overseeing programming, operations and sales for the company's radio More

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Step Down on Inauguration Day
Ajit Pai
Ajit Pai
Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced Monday that he'll depart the agency on President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day, January 20, ending his four-year run as Chairman. "It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the More

Marketers, Agencies Underestimate U.S. Worker Commutes
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One's Insights team looked at the differences in perception and reality among marketers and agencies on its latest blog when it comes to the American workforce. It found that marketers and agencies dramatically underestimate the state of U.S. worker commutes. Also highlighted are the latest November More

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NAB, RJI Partner on COVID-19 Vaccine Education Messaging
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute have announced a nationwide research project to identify effective COVID-19 vaccine education messaging. The research findings will be used to develop tools and resources for local radio and television broadcasters More

Sun Broadcast Group Welcomes i-News to Programming Roster
i-News
i-News
Sun Broadcast Group has announced the addition of i-News to its latest offerings for radio station programming. i-News brings listeners "unbiased" news updates at the top and bottom of each hour every day of the week. The news network features national journalists including John Hunt, Jessie Paniagua, Chris More

WMGK Turkey Drop Collects Recording Breaking 12,509 Turkeys
John DeBella and Iron Chef Joes Garces
John DeBella and Iron Chef Joes Garces
Beasley Media Group's Classic Rock WMGK-FM/Philadelphia's legendary morning personality John DeBella has announced a recording breaking grand total for this year's John DeBella Turkey Drop: 12,509 turkeys. The annual event is the largest one-day food gathering event in Philadelphia. More

AWMF Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has launched a year-end fundraising campaign in an effort to further the organization's mission of using the media to create positive change while supporting educational programs and scholarships that benefit students of the media and More

Nielsen: Podcasting Audiences Could Double by 2023
Nielsen
Nielsen
According to Nielsen Scarborough data, at a 20% rate of growth, the audience for podcasting could double by 2023, and the IAB projects that U.S. podcast advertising revenues will surpass $1 billion by 2021. Given the growth and ad opportunities in the podcast space, VP of Client More

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