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NBC Sports, SiriusXM to Launch New 24/7 Channel
NBCSports and SiriusXM
NBCSports and SiriusXM
NBC Sports and SiriusXM have announced the launch of a new 24/7 audio channel featuring some of the biggest names in sports talk -- NBC Sports Audio on SiriusXM -- which debuts Thursday, December 3. The new channel will feature live daily weekday sports programming from 7am-7pm ET. In addition, it will More

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

WFUV/New York PD Houston Steps Away from Daily Duties
Rita Houston
Rita Houston
WFUV-FM/New York has announced that Rita Houston will hand off her program, "The Whole Wide World," to a new weekly host, Delphine Blue, in the coming weeks. A member of WFUV's air staff and a longtime favorite for New York music fans, Blue will officially take the Friday night microphone in January. Houston 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

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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

''An American Country Christmas'' Airs For 14th Year
Kix Brooks
Kix Brooks
Westwood One continues a holiday tradition with its 14th annual broadcast of "An American Country Christmas" with Kix Brooks. Country superstars including Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Kelsea Ballerini will share their holiday music, 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

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WTOP's "Women-Owned Wednesday" By Elly Jane Podcast
WTOP has partnered with local entrepreneur and founder of Elly Jane Collective, Elly Rowe, on her new podcast, "Women-Owned Wednesday By Elly Jane." For as long as she can remember, Rowe has been on an insatiable quest to find and create something she felt was sorely lacking - a community crafted around 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

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

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