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Tom Barnard to Retire From KQRS After 36 Years
Tom Barnard
Tom Barnard
KQRS/Minneapolis morning show personality and Radio Hall of Famer Tom Barnard shared the news Thursday morning that he will retire from KQRS, his longtime radio home, after 36 years. Barnard ends his run at KQRS with his final morning broadcast on Friday, December 23. He's been a fixture on KQRS since 1986. More

Cumulus Albuquerque Sweeps NMBA Excellence Awards
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media/Albuquerque swept the New Mexico Broadcasters Association (NMBA) Excellence in Broadcasting Awards Tuesday, bringing home 12 of the NMBA's 19 annual awards for broadcasters. Cumulus Albuquerque's 96.3 News Radio KKOB was honored with eight awards, including Station of the Year, Newscaster of More

''Radio Works for Agriculture'' Presentation Set for July 20
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
As part of RAB's Radio Works initiative, the next live presentation in the series is entitled "Radio Works for Agriculture." The presentation will help sellers prospect within the agriculture and farming industry. Set for noon CT on Wednesday, July 20, Spencer Chase, managing editor for Agri-Pulse and 2022 More

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Kristi Lee Named to 2022 Indiana Broadcast Pioneers HoF
Kristi Lee
Kristi Lee
"The Bob & Tom Show" co-host and News Director Kristi Lee will be inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Lee is one of six Hoosier broadcasting icons to be inducted into the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame during the annual Indiana Broadcasters Conference on More

Marco Nation Takes Mornings on WKKO in Toledo-Monroe
Marco Nation
Marco Nation
Marco Nation is appointed morning host for heritage Country WKKO-FM (K100) in Toledo-Monroe, OH, effective June 27. He'll host "The Marco Nation Morning Show," joined by co-host Lyn Cayse, weekdays from 5-10am. Nation, a 30-year radio broadcasting veteran, most recently hosted mornings on then Energy 106.9 More

Kagan Details Largest Q1 2022 Broadcast Radio Deals
S & P Global Market Intelligence
S & P Global Market Intelligence
Kagan, the media research unit of S&P Global Market Intelligence, found the broadcast deal market for first quarter 2022 reached the highest quarterly deal volume since third quarter 2019 at $11.05 billion, mainly due to the acquisition of TV giant TEGNA. In the last 40 years, quarterly volumes exceeded $10 More

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BFoA Launches First Annual ''Radio Giving Day'' June 29
Radio Giving Day
Radio Giving Day
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced its first annual Radio Giving Day, on Wednesday, June 29, a day to come together as one community with one common goal -- to support radio professionals in need of financial assistance due to a critical illness, accident, or disaster. In addition, the More

Townsquare Closes on Cherry Creek for $18.75 Million
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Cherry Creek Broadcasting for $18.75 million. In order to meet FCC ownership caps, Townsquare divested six stations in Missoula, MT, to Anderson Broadcasting, Legacy Broadcasting (a non-profit) and Missoula Community More

14th Annual Kellar Radio Talent Institute Returns
Kellar Radio Talent Institute
Kellar Radio Talent Institute
Nineteen students successfully completed the Kellar Radio Talent Institute's one-of-a-kind broadcast radio training program at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. The return of the in-person 10-day immersive professional development course for college students also marks the More

AWMF Taps Hannah Storm as Host for Gracies Luncheon
Hannah Storm
Hannah Storm
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) leadership taps ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm to host the 47th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon set for June 22 in New York. The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary content created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. More

Urban Alternative Project ''Carbon Sound'' Launches
''Carbon Sound''
''Carbon Sound''
The Current launches "Carbon Sound," a new music stream, website and app dedicated to celebrating the influence of Black musical expression through genres including Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, Funk, R&B and Electronica, honoring the foundational role of Black music throughout all genres of More

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KMJ/Fresno's Bulldog Broadcaster Bill Woodward Dead at 81
Bill Woodward
Bill Woodward
Bill Woodward, who served the Valley as the radio voice of the Fresno State Bulldogs for 37 years, has died. The Selma native passed away in May in Washington State at the age of 81. Woodward retired from KMJ-AM/Fresno in 2010 after almost 40 years, where his voice had been synonymous with Central Valley More

NAB Launches Campaign Supporting Ukrainian Children
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) launches a public service campaign to further support children displaced by the war in Ukraine. The campaign will run on World Refugee Day (June 20) and all proceeds will be donated to UNICEF USA to support UNICEF's emergency response and humanitarian work in More

Costa Media Boston to Acquire WFAX in Washington DC
WFAX/Washington DC
WFAX/Washington DC
Costa Media Boston LLC, an audio-centric media company focused on the U.S. LatinX Audience in underserved markets, has acquired WFAX (100.7 FM and 1220 AM) that covers the Washington DC metro area including Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV). Since 1948, WFAX with a religious format through brokered More

CRG Closes on WNMB/Myrtle Beach, Three FM Translators
Kozacko Media Services
Kozacko Media Services
Colonial Radio Group, headed by Jeff Andrulonis, has closed on its acquisition of 500W Country WNMB-AM (900)/North Myrtle Beach, SC and three metro signals, W279EH (103.7)/North Myrtle Beach, W255BZ (98.9)/Myrtle Beach and W272CV (102.3)/Myrtle Beach, all South Carolina to Gorilla More

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