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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

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

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

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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

AWMF Launches Year-End Fundraising Campaign
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has launched a year-end fundraising campaign in an effort to further the organization's mission of using the media to create positive change while supporting educational programs and scholarships that benefit students of the media and More

iHeartMedia, Podimo Partner to Translate Popular Podcasts
iHeart Podcast Network
iHeart Podcast Network
iHeartMedia and global podcast publisher Podimo have announced a strategic partnership to translate and adapt popular podcasts in different languages, introducing these programs to hundreds of millions of new listeners. The partnership will kick off with the true crime podcast More

Veteran Broadcast Exec Dave Crowl Announces Retirement
Dave Crowl
Dave Crowl
Longtime radio broadcasting executive and industry leader Dave Crowl, who currently serves at Regional Vice President and Market Manager for Cumulus/Cincinnati, has announced his retirement after a successful 44-year career. Crowl will depart at the end of the year. During his career, Crowl was More

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CPR Names Gillian Coldsnow as News Program Director
Gillian Coldsnow
Gillian Coldsnow
Colorado Public Radio appoints public radio veteran Gillian Coldsnow as the Program Director for CPR News, effective January 16. Coldsnow comes to CPR from a 27-year stint at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Pullman, WA where she most recently served as the Program Director since 2014. Prior to NWPB, she More

Entercom Teams with Ad Council on Coping-19 Campaign
Entercom
Entercom
Entercom has teamed up with the Ad Council as the exclusive audio production partner for COPING-19, a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign aimed at raising awareness and providing Americans tips and resources to help people who are experiencing mental health challenges, in conjunction with the More

Jacobs Media Techsurvey 2021 to Launch in January
Jacobs Media announced today that registration is open for commercial radio stations to participate in Techsurvey 2021. Earlier this year, the 2020 survey was fielded in January and February (pre-COVID) with more than 500 participating radio stations across North America. Fourteen different formats were More

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Beasley/Las Vegas Names Cat Thomas as Operations Manager
Cat Thomas
Cat Thomas
Beasley Media Group appoints Cat Thomas as Operations Manager of the company's cluster in Las Vegas, effective November 16. The radio veteran most recently served as the Operations Manager and Program Director of KNOU-FM, KYKY-FM and KEZK-FM in St. Louis. Previously, Thomas spent 27 years working as Vice More

Nielsen De-Lists Two Stations in Toledo for Distortion
Nielsen
Nielsen
Nielsen has de-listed two stations in Toledo, OH after it found that a household of a staff member from Urban Radio Broadcasting's Urban AC WIMX-FM (Mix 95.7) and Urban WJZE-FM (Hot 97.3) "obtained and returned" ratings diaries for the September, 2020 survey period. In a notification More

106.7 LITE FM Makes the Holiday Switch with Music Special
iHeartMedia New York's 106.7 LITE FM will make its annual flip to Holiday music and begin broadcasting around-the-clock festive music for listeners in the New York tristate area, beginning tomorrow, November 13th at 5:00 p.m. To kick of the event, the station is hosting "Holiday LITE Show Special" on More

Salem's Mike Gallagher to Broadcast From Georgia for Runoffs
Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher
Salem Radio Network talk host Mike Gallagher is taking his nationally-syndicated talk program to Georgia in December, broadcasting from Salem's WGTK AM920 The Answer as he focuses on the January 5th runoff for both U.S. Senate seats in the Peach State. Incumbent U.S. Senator David Purdue (R-GA) will face More

Urban One Columbus Inks LMA Deal to Operate WWCD
WWCD-FM
WWCD-FM
Urban One/Columbus, OH has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) to assume operating control of 15kW Alternative WWCD-FM (102.5) from Southern Ohio Broadcasting System. The company is moving into the local Hispanic radio market by flipping the station to "La Grande 102.5 FM," More

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