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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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CRB/CRS Now Accepting Apps for Rusty Walker Scholarships
Country Radio Seminar
Country Radio Seminar
Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) is now accepting applications for the Rusty Walker Scholarship program. Each year, through the scholarship program, Country Radio Seminar gives complimentary registration to three driven radio employees who have never had the opportunity to attend the More

Conservative Host Dennis Prager Purposely Gets COVID-19
Dennis Prager
Dennis Prager
SRN conservative radio host Dennis Prager said Monday that he's come down with COVID-19 and that he purposely tried to get the virus. Prager told his audience that he wanted to get sick so he could get "natural immunity" against the disease instead of getting vaccinated. It's "what I hoped for the entire More

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

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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

Radio Host Darrell Neely Arrested for Role in Capitol Riot
Darrell Neely
Darrell Neely
Federal authorities allege that right-wing radio host Darrell Neely stole a baseball cap worn by a US Capitol Police officer during the Jan. 6 riot, then wore it during a live airing of his show. Three witnesses at the Global Enlightenment Radio Network, run by Neely, told the FBI that Neely bragged about More

PodcastOne, Jordan Harbinger Strike 7-Figure Renewal
The Jordan Harbinger Show
The Jordan Harbinger Show
PodcastOne has signed a high seven figure renewal deal with podcast host and former Wall Street attorney Jordan Harbinger that keeps him and "The Jordan Harbinger Show" with the network for the foreseeable future. The show launched with the network in 2018 and has download numbers nearing 11 million monthly 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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Lon Helton Tops 55th CMA Broadcast Awards Winners
CMA Broadcast Awards
CMA Broadcast Awards
The Country Music Association (CMA) has announced the winners of the broadcast awards in the nine categories in advance of the 55th Annual CMA Awards Show to be held November 10 in Nashville. Weekly National Broadcast Personality of the Year went to Westwood One's "Country Countdown USA" hosted by Lon More

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

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