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Report: WWPR/NY's Angie Martinez Injured in Auto Accident
Angie Martinez
Angie Martinez
iHeartMedia's WWPR-FM (Power 105.1)/New York afternoon host Angie Martinez said in a social media post Monday morning that she had sustained "severe" injuries in a car accident, and would be off the air for an unspecified period of time, reports Newsday's Verne Gay. In the Twitter post Bronx-born More

Benztown Launches New Podcast ''Chachi Loves Everybody''
Chachi Loves Everybody
Chachi Loves Everybody
Benztown announces the launch of "Chachi Loves Everybody," a new original podcast produced by Benztown and featuring company President Dave "Chachi" Denes. "Chachi Loves Everybody" takes listeners with Denes -- better known as "Chachi" -- as he sits down for candid conversations with Radio's legends, master More

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Dan Dakich Suspended from WFNI Over ''Journalistic Principles''
Dan Dakich
Dan Dakich
Former IU player and coach-turned radio host Dan Dakich has been suspended from his afternoon sports/talk show on Emmis-owned Sports WFNI-AM (The Fan)/Indianapolis, reports Dana Benbow at the IndyStar. He'll be off the air for five days for "not adhering to journalistic principles" says Emmis, which More

Pedro Escalera Exits Latino 102.7/Austin as Program Director
Pedro Escalera
Pedro Escalera
Following the takeover of Emmis/Austin by Sinclair/Waterloo Media, KLZT-FM-HD2 and K274AX (Latino 102.7) Program Director/morning host Pedro Escalera (aka Pedro Al Aire) exits the bi-lingual CHR outlet. He joined the local group in 2009 and was a part of the launch Emmis' Spanish language including Regional More

Scott Roddy Tapped as PD/OM 99.5 The Wolf/105.1 The Buzz
Entercom has named Scott Roddy as Program Director and Operations Manager for 99.5 The Wolf (KWJJ-FM) and 105.1 The Buzz (KRSK-FM) in Portland, effective October 7. "Scott has an impressive track record programming leading stations and we're fortunate to add him to the team," said Kim Martinez, Senior More

Salandra Joins RADIO.COM as Sr. Mgr. of Content Promotions
Lindsay Salandra
Lindsay Salandra
Lindsay Salandra is named Senior Manager/Content Promotions at Entercom's RADIO.COM. She most recently was Public Relations Manager for Empire City Casino after serving as Publicist and Digital Communications Manager for Emmis Rhythmic CHR WQHT-FM (Hot 97) and Urban AC WBLS-FM/New York. Salandra said, More

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Y100/Miami Names Drew Heyman MD and Unveils New Lineup
Drew Heyman
Drew Heyman
iHeartMedia Miami has named Drew Heyman Music Director and weekday afternoon drive host for Top 40 Y100 (WHYI). In addition, Y100, Miami's #1 Hit Music will roll out a new on-air line up, effective immediately. As Music Director, Heyman will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the More

RAB, BMI and MIW Complete 12th Annual M&L Training Seminar
The Radio Advertising Bureau
The Radio Advertising Bureau
The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), in conjunction with BMI and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group, has announced the successful completion of the 12th annual Rising Through the Ranks Women in Radio Management & Leadership Training Program. Twenty-seven scholarship recipients were More

Sinclair Telecable Sells Five Towers to CTI
Bergner and Company
Bergner and Company
Sinclair Telecable who owns a cluster of radio stations in Norfolk, VA, and recently agreed to buy out their 51% partner Emmis Communications in Austin, TX, has sold five wireless towers in Virginia, to CTI Towers. CTI Towers either owns or operates over 500 towers in 39 states and More

The Fan/Indianapolis Expands, Adds Coverage with 93.5 FM
WFNI
WFNI
Emmis Sports WFNI (1070/107.5 The Fan) in Indianapolis is adding another simulcast partner at 93.5 on W228CX. The stations are the home of "The Dan Dakich Show," "The Ride with JMV" and "The Fan Morning Show with Jeff and Big Joe." The Fan is the anchor radio outlet for the More

Tommy Mattern Appointed Hubbard Radio/St. Louis Ops Mgr.
Veteran radio programmer Tommy Mattern is appointed Operations Manager for Hubbard Radio's five-station cluster in St. Louis. He joined Hubbard in March, 2018, when the company acquired several stations from Emmis. Mattern joined Emmis in 1996 as Assistant Program Director and Music Director of Q-104. He was More

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Rising Through the Ranks Scholarship Recipients Announced
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
Scholarship recipients for 2019's Rising Through the Ranks program, presented by Radio Advertising Bureau, BMI and Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW), have been announced. The twenty-nine individuals selected will attend this year's seminar More

Country Radio Broadcasters Reveal 2019-20 Board of Directors
Country Radio Broadcasters
Country Radio Broadcasters
Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has completed its elections for the organization's 2019-2020 board of directors. Returning as CRB Board President is Townsquare Media's Kurt Johnson, elected as Vice President is Cumulus Media's John Shomby and returning as Secretary is SummitMedia's Beverlee Brannigan. More

Emmis Elevates Traci Thompson to Senior VP/Human Resources
Traci Thompson
Traci Thompson
Emmis Communications elevates Traci Thomson to Senior VP/Human Resources. During her nearly 15 years at the company, she's previously served as VP/Human Resources and Director of Employee Services. Prior to Emmis, Thomson spent nine years at the First Indiana Bank. In a memo to staff, Chairman/CEO Jeff More

Emmis Fiscal Q1 Radio Revs Flat, Pro Forma Radio Up 3%
Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications reported radio net revenues for the first fiscal quarter, ending May 31, were $26.4 million, yielding flat results over 2018. When considering radio station divestitures, pro forma Q1 radio revenues were up 3%, which matched the 3% growth in Emmis' markets. Station operating expenses More

Emmis Forms New Public Company with Standard General
Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications has signed an agreement to form a new public company, Mediaco Holdings, with New York investment firm Standard General. Under the deal, Mediaco Holdings will acquire 4.2kW Urban AC WBLS-FM and 6.7kW Rhythmic CHR WQHT-FM (Hot 97) in New York for $91.5 million in cash, a $5 million note More

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