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Veteran Programmer John Roberts Dead from Cancer Battle
John Roberts
John Roberts
Sad to report that veteran radio programmer and Townsquare Media/Tyler, TX Regional OM John Roberts has died after a battle with stage 4 cancer of the esophagus after being diagnosed last July. In a statement, Townsquare Media Senior VP/Programming Kurt Johnson said, "John was a true pro, one of the best our More

For Radio, Pandemic Means Budget Cuts, Furloughs and Layoffs
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in significant cuts and layoffs in the radio industry. Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson announced through a company memo that 65 employees have been laid off including 26 at the corporate level on top of the series of cuts the company made at some of its markets More

Pandemic Means Radio Companies Now Drawing from Credit Lines
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many radio companies are being hit hard with a sudden and unexpected loss of advertising revenue. The result is drawing from credit lines - and in very big numbers. In a quarterly earnings call, Urban One President/CEO Alfred Liggins III revealed his company has More

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Townsquare Portsmouth Ups Key Staff to Leadership Positions
Townsquare Media Portsmouth has announced two major promotions in its local management team. Sarah Sullivan has been named Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Portsmouth. She will also continue in her successful role as Brand Manager for Adult Hits WSHK, "The Shark." Sullivan brings over 30 years of More

Townsquare to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media has announced that company executives will participate in two upcoming investor conferences. On Thursday, March 5, CEO Bill Wilson and CFO Stuart Rosenstein will participate in the Guggenheim Broadcasting Symposium at Guggenheim Partners' offices located at 330 More

Townsquare Media/Buffalo Announces Two Major Promotions
Chris Crowley and Yasmin Young
Chris Crowley and Yasmin Young
Townsquare Media/Buffalo has announced two major promotions in its local management team. Chris Crowley (pictured far left) is named Operations Manager for the company's local cluster there, following his tenure as Brand Manager for Country WYRK-FM and Soft AC WMSX. More

Townsquare Adds WWAX/Duluth MN to Local Media Portfolio
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media inks a Time Brokerage Agreement with Twin Ports Radio to operate WWAX-FM (92.1 The Fan)/Duluth, MN, beginning February 1. WWAX currently airs The Fan Radio Network and local sports programming. Townsquare has also acquired the Duluth-Superior radio broadcast rights More

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CRS 2020 to Host Mentoring Breakfasts with Industry Leaders
CRS 2020
CRS 2020
Country Radio Seminar has released details surrounding four mentoring breakfasts that will take place at CRS 2020. Held in the Cumberland Rooms at the Omni Nashville, the breakfasts are the Programming Mentoring Breakfast, Digital & Streaming Mentoring Breakfast, Label Mentoring Breakfast and Women's More

iHM/Binghamton Names Paige Rockwell Vice President/Sales
Paige Rockwell
Paige Rockwell
iHeartMedia appoints Paige Rockwell as VP/Sales for Binghamton, NY, effective January 2. She joins the Binghamton cluster from Townsquare Media in Utica, NY, where she was the Director of Digital Strategy/Digital Sales Manager for the past seven years. Rockwell has also held several leadership posts More

Ben Taylor MP/CRO for Townsquare/Rochester-Preston
Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
Townsquare Media has named Ben Taylor as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Rochester/Preston, MN local media cluster. Taylor will lead the local media team including KROC-FM, KROC-AM, KDOC-FM, KWWK-FM, KYBA-FM, KDCZ-FM, KOLM-AM, KFIL-AM, KFIL-FM and KFNL-FM. He will report to Townsquare More

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Townsquare/N.H. Ups Christine Sieks to Regional VP/Sales
Christine Sieks
Christine Sieks
Townsquare Media/New Hampshire VP Christine Sieks is elevated to Regional Vice President of Sales for the company's Northeast region. She will continue to directly oversee sales in New Hampshire as well. Prior to joining Townsquare, Sieks held senior management posts at iHeartMedia/New Hampshire. She's also More

Nick Cash Appointed OM for Townsquare Killeen-Temple TX
Nick Cash
Nick Cash
25-year radio vet Nick Cash is appointed to the newly-created post of Operations Manager For Townsquare Media/Killeen-Temple, TX. He'll oversee the company's five-station cluster there, including Classic Rock KLTD-FM (K-Rock 101.7), Urban KOOC-FM (B106), Urban AC KSSM-FM (My Kiss 103.1), News/Talk KTEM-AM More

Townsquare, CMP Partner for ''XXL Higher Level Radio''
Townsquare Media and Compass Media Networks
Townsquare Media and Compass Media Networks
Townsquare Media and Compass Media Networks have launched a new syndicated radio show, "XXL Higher Level Radio," tied to Townsquare's XXL Magazine, website and app. The show debuted Monday November 11 and airs 7pm-midnight on nine of its Urban stations. Hosted by DJ Wire of Townsquare's More

Townsquare Supports FCC Appeal in Prometheus Radio Project
Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson
Townsquare Media, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Bill Wilson, today expressed the Company's support for the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") petition for rehearing of the decision of a panel of Judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the Prometheus Radio Project case. More

Townsquare Strong Q3: Net Revenue Up 8%
Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
"Townsquare's third quarter results exceeded our expectations, with ex-political net revenue and Adjusted EBITDA increasing 7.9% and 12.9%, respectively, over the prior year," said Bill Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Townsquare. "When factoring in political comps from the prior More

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