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Roland S. Martin Joins BIN as new On-Air Commentator
Roland S. Martin
Roland S. Martin
Acclaimed American journalist Roland S. Martin has joined the recently launched Black Information Network (BIN) as a commentator. Martin will curate daily exclusive custom commentary segments that spotlight a variety of perspectives and topics that are top of mind with the African American audience as they More

Nelson Interview Leads Off Season Two of ''On Something''
On Something
On Something
Colorado Public Radio's podcast "On Something," exploring the political, legal and cultural effects of cannabis legalization, launches its second season next week with a special interview. Music legend Willie Nelson joins host Ann Marie Awad to discuss his impact on Country music and the impact cannabis has More

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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

Report: SiriusXM to Buy Stitcher from Scripps for $300M
Stitcher
Stitcher
SiriusXM is likely to acquire Stitcher, a podcast platform owned by E.W. Scripps, reports the Wall Street Journal's Anne Steele. The roughly $300 million deal is expected to be announced later this week. In addition to the Stitcher app, the company also comprised advertising More

iHeartRadio Debuts Three New Podcasts
iHeartRadio Original Podcasts continue to grow and add three new podcasts to their roster this week: "The Gratitude Diaries," "Popcorn Book Club," and "Gone Racin'." "The Gratitude Diaries"- Hosted by Janice Kaplan, the editor-in-chief of Parade, and national bestselling author of "The Gratitude More

iHeartMedia Launches BIN: Black Information Network
Today marks the launch of BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective. BIN is focused on service to the Black community and More

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Pablo Torre to Host the ESPN Daily Podcast in Multi-Year Extension
Pablo Torre
Pablo Torre
ESPN commentator Pablo Torre will become the new, full-time host of the ESPN Daily podcast in August - beginning the transition by working select shows in July - as part of a new, multi-year contract extension with the network. Torre will continue to evolve the successful podcast, which launched in More

Marketplace, WWO Partner to Launch ''Marketplace Minute''
Marketplace and Westwood One
Marketplace and Westwood One
Marketplace and Westwood One have launched "Marketplace Minute," a new 60-second audio economic news report distributed on commercial radio, across major podcast platforms and on smart speakers. The partnership represents the first time a public media entity has partnered More

iHM, VICE Media Group Announce ''VICE News Reports''
Vice Media Group
Vice Media Group
iHeartMedia announced at the VICE Media Group NewFront presentation "VICE News Reports," a new weekly investigative series covering critical news subjects from around the world. It will be co-produced by iHeartRadio and VICE News. As part of the new partnership, iHM will have a first-look option to More

SiriusXM Patriot Launches "Stacy on the Right"
Stacy Washington
Stacy Washington
SiriusXM announced today the premiere of Stacy on the Right hosted by journalist and conservative commentator Stacy Washington. The program will air exclusively on SiriusXM's Patriot channel beginning this Sunday, June 28, at 10:00am ET. Stacy on the Right will air live every Sunday morning and feature More

National Geographic Launches ''Consider This'' Podcast
Consider This
Consider This
National Geographic will launch its first-ever podcast, "Consider This," on June 15, featuring longform interviews with talent from all of the network's 2020 Emmy contenders. The 12-episode podcast series is hosted by journalist Stacey Wilson Hunt and will feature interviews with on-screen talent and other More

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Joe Pags Celebrates 10-Years as Host of ''The Weekend''
Joe Pags
Joe Pags
June, 2020 marks the 10-year anniversary of Premiere Networks syndicated Joe Pags as host of "The Weekend." The popular three-hour weekend talk program can be heard on more than 300 stations, including markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver and More

WGBH/Boston Names Pam Johnston General Manager for News
Pam Johnston
Pam Johnston
WGBH-FM/Boston names multimedia strategist and local news leader Pam Johnston as General Manager for News, effective July 1. For the past eight years, Johnston has served as the Senior Director of Strategy and Audience for Frontline, an investigative documentary series produced by WGBH. She succeeds Phil More

Michelle Duke Appointed Chief Diversity Officer for NAB
Michelle Duke
Michelle Duke
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Gordon Smith has announced that Michelle Duke will assume the role of Chief Diversity Officer, effective July 1. In the newly-created position, Duke will spearhead NAB's internal efforts to further equity and inclusion at all levels of the More

Beverlee Brannigan Exits SummitMedia as SVP/Programming
Beverlee Brannigan
Beverlee Brannigan
Beverlee Brannigan exits SummitMedia as Senior VP/Programming. Previously, she served as President/GM of the company's cluster in Wichita for nearly six years and is a veteran programmer. She's a member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame, has coached CMA Broadcast Personalities of the Year, and programmed More

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