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Entercom Reveals WEEI Red Sox Radio PBP Network Team


Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox

Entercom has announced the new play-by-play broadcast team for Boston Red Sox baseball games on WEEI-FM/Boston, the flagship station for the team. The team will consist of play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione, who is entering his 38th season and veteran broadcasters Will Flemming, Sean McDonough and Lou Merloni.

"Last year we had the unique opportunity to rotate different broadcast talents throughout the season, all of whom did an amazing job," said Entercom/Boston Regional President and Market Manager Mark Hannon. "This year we are thrilled to have a more permanent and consistent lineup with Will, Sean, and Lou who will join Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione to deliver a dynamic broadcast experience for Red Sox fans."

"Joe Castiglione has been a staple of our radio broadcast for nearly three decades, even surpassing the tenure of legendary Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Ned Martin (1961-1993)," added Boston Red Sox President/CEO Sam Kennedy. "We are lucky to have his steady voice take us through another Red Sox season, joined by some of the best sports analysts in the industry."

Flemming returns for his second season with the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network. Prior to joining WEEI, Flemming served as the play-by-play voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox. He also has experience calling a wide range of sports including college basketball and hockey.

McDonough is entering his second season calling games on WEEI's Red Sox Radio Network. The Hingham, MA native is currently a leading play-by-play voice on ESPN college football broadcasts and previously served as the play-by-play voice of "Monday Night Football" from 2016 to 2017, as well as the television play-by-play announcer for the Red Sox from 1988-2004.

Merloni began calling games for the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network in 2013. The Framingham, MA native played nine seasons in Major League Baseball, including six with the Red Sox. Merloni has served as a talk show host for WEEI since 2008 and currently serves as a co-host for the station's afternoon show "Ordway, Merloni and Fauria," weekday afternoons from 2-6pm.

All three broadcasters will join the voice of the Red Sox, Joe Castiglione, as he enters his 38th season behind the mic. Inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014, Castiglione has called over 6,000 Red Sox games including four World Series championships. Castiglione was a 2020 nominee for the prestigious Ford Frick Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

In addition to the main team of Castiglione, McDonough, Flemming and Merloni, broadcasters Jon "Boog" Sciambi and Dave O' Brien will call select games.

Podtrac Reases Top Podcasts for December 2019


Podtrac
Podtrac

Podtrac has released ranking of the Top 20 Podcasts for December 2019 based on U.S. Unique Monthly Audience. With the increasing popularity of shows which publish multiple times a day, such as NPR News Now, beginning in December, these shows are now included in the Podtrac Top Podcast ranking. While the counts for these shows are IAB V2 compliant, it should be noted that a segment of their audience members may listen to these shows from multiple locations throughout the day and present themselves technically as multiple unique users.

''Alabama's Morning Show with Suzanne and Chris'' Debuts


Suzanne Wynn and Chris Wright
Suzanne Wynn and Chris Wright

"Alabama's Morning Show with Suzanne and Chris" debuted January 13 with an initial network of three stations. The duo says thee goal is to grow the network to at least a dozen stations covering all regions of the state. Suzanne Wynn and Chris Wright have been fixtures on East Alabama stations for several years, often competing against each other. This is the first time they have worked together. Between them they have won 10 Radio Morning Show of the Year awards from the Alabama Broadcasters Association.

Wynn was most recently a co-host of the Morning Mix on WKXX (Mix 102.9)/Gadsden. She had previously been heard on WFZX and WTDR/Anniston and, before that, stations in Columbus, GA.

Wright made his radio debut in 1986 and has been on the airwaves ever since, most recently with RadioAlabama stations WFXO and WRFS/Sylacauga and Alexander City. Along the way he spent several years at WVOK/Oxford then WKLS/Gadsden as well as a shorter stint at WTXT/Tuscaloosa.

The new show is available to stations in Alabama with a family friendly format and built to work with a range of ages and music formats. Daily shows are delivered to stations via ftp Monday through Friday and is 100% barter. Visit AlabamasMorningShow.com

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Scott Klatzkin Named 2019 Delaware Sportscaster of the Year


Scott Klatzkin
Scott Klatzkin

Contratulations to iHeartMedia/Delaware's Scott Klatzkin, "Voice of the University of Delaware Blue Hens," who has been named the 2019 Delaware Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). This is the fourth time he has won the honor, having previously been selected in 2016, 2012 and 2009. Listeners can hear Klatzkin's work on 94.7 WDSD, 94.7 FM or the station's website and the iHeartRadio app.

Lemonada to Debut ''Mouthpeace with Michael & Pele Bennett''


Mouthpiece
Mouthpiece

"Mouthpeace with Michael and Pele Bennett," the fourth weekly podcast series from Lemonada Media, launched its official trailer Friday. Hosted and executive produced by Michael Bennett, a NFL defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys & author and his wife Pele, food advocate and co-leader of The Bennett Foundation, the series explores topics ranging from love, sex, parenting, the NFL and politics. The first episode will be available on January 31, with a new episode every Friday through the spring.

"A podcast seemed like such a natural next step for us. We've been around the country with the NFL, written books, started a foundation, and had this intense life together, and we have a set of perspectives and experiences that we want to share and explore with Mouthpeace listeners," said Michael.

"That, and we have questions. I'm excited for people to hear from our guests about topics like retirement, protest, drug policy, sex and marriage, everything we want to talk about," added Pele.

"Michael and Pele joined us for a taping of our podcast 'Good Kids: How Not to Raise an A**Hole' early on, and they were so thoughtful, funny, and had such incredible chemistry behind the mic that we knew they needed a show with Lemonada," said Lemonada co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

"With Mouthpeace, Lemonada and the Bennetts are creating a new space: where activism, sports culture, and relationships meet - that's this show. It's going to resonate far and wide because Pele and Michael are just so open and honest. So rarely do we get to know the intimate details of public figures who have had such an impact on American mainstream households," added Lemonada CEO and co-founder Jessica Cordova Kramer.

Michael Bennett is a Dallas Cowboys football player and Super Bowl Champion as well as a self-described feminist, activist, author and devoted husband and father. He's a best-selling author of "Things That Make White People Uncomfortable" and uses his platform to raise awareness about important social issues, weaving in his passion for social justice and education. Michael and his wife, Pele, run The Bennett Foundation with their children.

Pele Bennett is a passionate food advocate and a skilled Polynesian dancer who toured the world with her family growing up. She oversees The Bennett Foundation with Michael and their three daughters, who are homeschooled, a topic the couple loves to explore.

Nebraska Rural Radio Association Closes on Seven in NE


Kalil & Co.
Kalil & Co.

Nebraska Rural Radio Association has closed on its previously announced acquisition of seven radio outlets in Nebraska from Legacy Communications LLC. Included in the deal were 100kW KMOR-FM (93.3), 0.95kW KETT-FM (99.3), 100kW KOZY-FM (101.3), 25kW KHYY-FM (106.9), 1kW KOAQ-AM (690) and 1kW KOLT-AM (1320) in Scottsbluff, along with 0.5kW KUVR-AM (1380) in Holdrege -- all in Nebraska.

The seller Legacy Communications is a Nebraska-based company headed by Alan Usher. Nebraska Rural Radio Association is a Nebraska-based company headed by Tim Marshall and Craig Larson.

Kalil & Co. brokered the transaction.

MacGunnigle Rises WPRO-WPRV/Providence Program Director


Doug MacGunnigle
Doug MacGunnigle

Doug MacGunnigle is appointed Program Director for News/Talk WPRO-AM & FM/Providence, RI and sister News/Talk WPRV (AM 790). He previously was Assistant Program Director for WPRO, a post he's held since October, 2017. Before that, MacGunnigle was a producer and Digital Content Director. He started at WPRO in 2002 as a weekend board-op, taking on production and on-air duties on Hot 106 and 92 PRO FM. MacGunnigle returned to WPRO in May, 2015 and has served as producer of the "Matt Allen Show" and Digital Content Director for the station's digital assets.

Cumulus/Providence VP/Market Manager Holly Paras said, "Doug MacGunnigle is a tremendous asset to our News/Talk stations. With 20 years' experience in Providence radio, Doug knows the market and stations inside and out. He was the natural choice to lead WPRO and WPRV moving forward."

Operations Manager Mary Ellen Kachinske noted, "Doug is perfectly positioned to lead WPRO and WPRV with his intelligence, great instincts and deep knowledge of the station and market."

MacGunnigle commented, "I grew up listening to WPRO, and it is truly an humbling honor to be given an opportunity to lead this legendary radio station. I look forward to helping bring these stations into the future, while continuing to protect and grow WPRO's legacy as one of the great News/Talk stations in the country."

iHM Ups Three Senior Programmers to Division Executive VPs


iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia names three of its senior programming executives to Division Executive VPs of Programming for the iHeartMedia National Programming Group, effective immediately. Jeff Hurley, Tony Travatto and Angela Watson Charles will now join current Executive VPs of Programming Andrew Jeffries, Thea Mitchem, Maynard and Gene Romano. They will report to Brad Hardin, Chief Operating Officer of the iHeartMedia National Programming Group.

Each member of iHeartMedia's Executive VPs of Programming team will partner with the company's Division Presidents, collaborating with each Division to provide national programming assets, services and resources:

  • Mitchem and Jeffries will work with Kevin LeGrett and Scott Hopeck and the Region Division, which is comprised of the company's largest markets, including New York and Los Angeles.

  • Romano and Maynard will work with Division Presidents Tom McConnell, Tony Coles and Linda Byrd and the Metro Division, which houses markets that are large areas that still encompass multiple communities - but are not regional hubs like the company's largest markets.

  • Travatto, Hurley and Watson Charles will work with Division Presidents Shosh Abromovich, Nick Gnau and Dan Lankford and the Community Division, which includes markets that focus on the shared needs of one community and one trading area for most businesses and advertisers and will also group markets into areas which are geographically close and culturally similar.

"We're excited to add Angela, Jeff and Tony to our already extremely talented Executive Vice President of Programming team," said iHeartMedia Chief Programming Officer Tom Poleman. "They each have deep experience building great local brands with a blend of math and magic, and they'll provide excellent leadership to our programmers in our Community Division markets."

Hurley has served as Regional Senior VP of Programming for iHeartMedia's Allentown-Harrisburg Region since 2013. He joined iHM in 2004 as the Program Director for WHKF-FM/Harrisburg, PA and later worked as a Program Director, Operations Manager and an air personality for brands in the Region. Hurley's on-air background includes stations in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Rochester NY, Tulsa, Wilkes Barre, and Elmira NY.

Travatto brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role, most recently as Senior VP of Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit and Program Director for Channel 955 and 100.3 WNIC. He joined iHeartMedia in 2005 as the Program Director for KXXX-FM/San Antonio and has served on iHeartMedia's CHR brand team. Travatto's background includes working at stations in Michigan and Illinois.

Watson Charles began her career at iHeartMedia in 1990 as a promotions intern for WQUE-FM before transitioning into programming and as an air personality. In 2015, she was named Senior VP of Programming for iHeartMedia's eight stations in New Orleans. Also known as Uptown Angela, Watson Charles is the midday air personality for Q93.

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Chris Ornelas Named General Counsel at Beasley Media Group


Chris Ornelas
Chris Ornelas

Beasley Media Group appoints Chris Ornelas as General Counsel, effective February 1. The veteran media executive most recently spent nearly a decade serving as Chief Operating and Strategy Officer of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Before joining the NAB, Ornelas was chief counsel on communications and technology policy at NAB President/CEO and former Senator Gordon Smith's U.S. Senate office. His career also includes nearly a decade in the Washington offices of law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP.

"I will miss Chris Ornelas's wise counsel, good humor and strategic guidance of 'Team NAB' as our COO," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "He's been a selfless servant, a trusted colleague and a loyal friend during my years on Capitol Hill and at NAB. I'm so proud that Chris has a new opportunity to shine even brighter as Beasley Media Group's new general counsel."

"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Chris into the Beasley Media Group Family," said Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley. "I've had the opportunity to work alongside him over the years as an NAB board member and have learned that he is an incredibly thoughtful and dedicated person. His vast experience, outstanding reputation and proven leadership capabilities made Chris the absolute perfect choice to join our team. I am very thankful to Senator Gordon Smith and the entire NAB family for supporting Chris in his decision to join our Beasley Media Group family."

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with Caroline and the entire Beasley Media Group family as I begin the next chapter in my career," added Ornelas. "I am incredibly grateful to Senator Gordon Smith and the outstanding NAB family for having had the privilege of working with them over the past 10 years. I look forward to continuing that relationship in my new role serving as General Counsel at Beasley."

NAB Government Relations Head Curtis LeGeyt Named COO


Curtis LeGeyt
Curtis LeGeyt

NAB ups Executive VP/Government Relations Curtis LeGeyt to Chief Operating Officer replacing Chris Ornelas, who'll depart the organization on February 1 to become general counsel for Beasley Media Group. LeGeyt joined NAB in October, 2011 as Senior Vice President and Legislative Counsel, and later took on the role of Senior VP/Public Policy. He was promoted to Executive VP/Government Relations in July, 2015. Prior to joining NAB, LeGeyt served as senior counsel to then Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy.

"I'm grateful for the remarkable accomplishments that NAB has made on behalf of our radio and TV members over the last decade, and Chris Ornelas and Curtis LeGeyt have been instrumental in that success," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "I will miss Chris Ornelas's wise counsel, good humor and strategic guidance of 'Team NAB' as our COO. He's been a selfless servant, a trusted colleague and a loyal friend during my years on Capitol Hill and at NAB. I'm so proud that Chris has a new opportunity to shine even brighter as Beasley Media's new general counsel."

Smith called the promotion of LeGeyt as successor to Ornelas "a recognition of Curtis's superb management skills, the victories that NAB Government Relations has delivered on Capitol Hill, and his dedication to the mission of NAB and local broadcasting. Given the respect and admiration that Curtis commands among his NAB colleagues and peers in Washington, I'm pleased to reward him with this promotion and am confident in this choice."

Cumulus Media/Fort Walton Beach Ups Allegretto to VP/MM


Ashley Allegretto
Ashley Allegretto

Cumulus Media promotes Ashley Allegretto to Vice President and Market Manager for its five-station cluster in Fort Walton Beach, FL. She rises from her current post as Regional Sales Manager, Digital for the company's groups in Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, a role she's held since May, 2014. Allegretto joined Cumulus/Fort Walton Beach in 2007 as an account executive and recruitment specialist.

Cumulus Media Regional VP Pete DeSimone said, "We are thrilled to promote Ashley Allegretto to lead this cluster. Her passion for this community and her understanding of how to use our brands and our digital assets to help clients grow their businesses make her an effective leader."

Allegretto added, "I am grateful to Mary Berner, Bob Walker and Pete DeSimone for the opportunity to lead the incredible team we have assembled in Fort Walton Beach. Over the past 13 years I have seen firsthand the positive impact that our radio stations can have for local businesses and organizations in our community. I am eager to build on our past accomplishments and lead this group into our next round of success."

Talent Pool Helps Displaced Radio Talent Find New Gigs


Tracy Johnson Media Group
Tracy Johnson Media Group

As a free service to the radio industry, Tracy Johnson Media Group has a free talent marketplace to help radio talent and broadcasters. The Media Talent Pool is free to all, and designed to connect personalities, Program Directors and producers with decision makers looking for talent. Talent can be listed by completing a short form and sending information on their qualifications Broadcasters can scan listings to find candidates to fill openings.

Johnson explained, "This is a difficult time for friends, colleagues and radio pros who are suddenly out of work. But don't lose hope. Great gigs are out there. The Talent Pool is a great place to be discovered and find your next opportunity."

He added, "Finding a new job is a marketing challenge. Many personalities and programmers don't really know how to stand out to be noticed. They aren't sure what should her in an air check demo or resume. Many don't know the best way to approach a decision maker to apply for a gig. That's why we have a resource center to help talent make a great impression."

To access the resources, including a Get That Gig webinar on demand, click on the resources tab at www.MediaTalentPool.com

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FCC Revokes License for Cox Broadcast's WCGA-AM/Woodbine


FCC
FCC

The FCC's Media Bureau has revoked the license held by Cox Broadcast Group, for Talk WCGA-AM/Woodbine, GA -- which is currently off the air -- for failure to pay delinquent regulatory fees owed to the Commission. The agency also dismissed the pending applications for renewal of the station's license.

The Commission sent demand letters to Cox demanding payment of the delinquent regulatory fees debts and to date, Cox has not paid any of the debts. On October 28, 2019, the Media Bureau and the Office of Managing Director issued Cox an Order to Pay or to Show Cause and required Cox to file with the Bureau within sixty calendar days evidence of full payment of the debt, or show cause why the fees were inapplicable or should be waived or deferred.

The Order further stated that failure to provide such evidence of payment or to show cause within the time specified could result in revocation of the station's license. Cox did not file any response to the Order and as such the Commission revokef the station's license.

In these circumstances, the FCC said, where Cox has failed to pay its regulatory fees for multiple years and failed to respond to multiple letters regarding those delinquent debts, revocation is appropriate. The Revocation Order does not relieve Cox of its obligation to pay any debt, including any regulatory fee, or any other financial obligation that has or may become due resulting from the authorizations held until revocation.

NAB Files Amicus Brief on RMLC-GMR Legal Dispute


NAB
NAB

The NAB has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California regarding a legal dispute between the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR) on licensing fees. In its filing, NAB argues the Department of Justice deviated from its historical policy when it recently filed a brief supporting GMR's claims.

NAB argues the DOJ has historically protected against illegal activities of performance royalty organizations as well as allowed for buying collaborations so long as they promote efficiency, and that in its filing the DOJ is encouraging the Court to expand the scope of antitrust law.

Read the entire filing here: https://www.nab.org/documents/newsRoom/pdfs/011420_RMLC_GMR.pdf

iHeartRadio Announces ''The Only Way Is Through'' Podcast


The Only Way Is Through
The Only Way Is Through

iHeartRadio has announced a new branded podcast with Under Armour entitled "The Only Way Is Through." The show will take a deep dive into the lives of elite athletes over the course of eight episodes -- each one showcasing how these champions reach success. "The Only Way Is Through," is hosted by seasoned interviewer Cal Fussman, and dives into the stories of athletes and the people around them that have helped with their success.

The first episode goes live on January 21 and features eight-time All American athlete and heptathlon competitor Georgia Ellenwood.

Rockcastle Media Networks Offers Free ''Rock Talk'' Special


Rockcastle Media Networks
Rockcastle Media Networks

Rockcastle Media Networks is offering this weekend's edition of "Rock Talk with Dominic Forbes" to any station in the U.S., without cost or obligation. This hour-long program focuses on the life and career of legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, whose death was announced on January 10.

"Dominic Forbes puts together a tremendous hour of appointment radio with Rock Talk every week, but this week's tribute to Neil Peart takes it to another level. We're pleased to offer this to any station in the USA free of any cost or obligation," said Rockcastle Media Networks President/CEO Will Sterrett.

The special includes six minutes of local avails, and comes in two parts. No affidavits are required. https://www.rockcastlemedia.com/

iHeartMedia Announces Leadership for Markets Group Organization


iHeartMedia Announces Leadership for Markets Group Organization iHeartMedia has announced that nine of its senior executives will be Division Presidents of the new iHeartMedia Markets Group organization, effective immediately. These executives - Shosh Abromovich, Linda Byrd, Tony Coles, Julie Donohue, Nick Gnau, Scott Hopeck, Dan Lankford, Kevin LeGrett and Tom McConnell - will report into Greg Ashlock, President of the iHeartMedia Markets Group.

Under the new organizational structure, the company will now group its markets by common needs and characteristics into three distinctly different divisions to make sharing of resources and experiences easier and more targeted. LeGrett and Hopeck will lead the Region Division; McConnell, Coles and Byrd will lead the Metro Division; Abromovich, Gnau and Lankford will lead the Community Division; and Donohue will lead the Multi-Market Partnerships Division.

"It's an exciting time at iHeart as we launch our new Markets Group structure to capitalize on our unparalleled reach and groundbreaking technology to create one-of-a-kind platforms and services for our employees, partners and listeners," said Ashlock. "Our nine Division Presidents bring a complementary portfolio of knowledge, leadership and diverse functional expertise that will position us well as we continue to transform and modernize as the leader in the audio space."

In addition, the company's Integrated Revenue Strategies group, led by President Hartley Adkins, will be merged into the iHeartMedia Markets Group and Adkins will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Markets Group working closely with Ashlock.

The Region Division

Led by LeGrett and Hopeck, the Region Division comprises the company's largest markets, like New York and Los Angeles, that each reach hundreds of cities, communities and trading areas for local businesses.

LeGrett previously served as Division President and Executive Vice President of Operations for the iHeartMedia Markets Group overseeing Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Washington, D.C., and with responsibility for leading political strategy. He is a 20+ year media veteran who joined iHeartMedia in 2010 as Vice President/Market Manager for its Rochester, New York market. LeGrett's background includes serving as Market President for iHeartMedia Los Angeles and as Senior Vice President of Operations, overseeing more than 220 radio stations and 46 markets of all sizes in the Northeast and Midwest regions.

Hopeck previously served as Division President for iHeartMedia Markets Group with responsibility for the company's New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco/Sacramento Regions. He is a 20-year media veteran with extensive experience in digital and sports marketing, and has been with iHeartMedia for more than 15 years. Hopeck previously served as Region President of iHeartMedia New York. His extensive media background also includes serving as Market President for iHeartMedia Phoenix, Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia Atlanta and General Manager of the company's Braves Radio Network. Prior to iHeartMedia, he served at other media companies including Viacom.

The Metro Division

Led by McConnell, Coles and Byrd, the Metro Division houses markets that are large areas that still encompass multiple communities - but are not regional hubs like the company's largest markets.

A media and marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience, McConnell previously served as Division President of the iHeartMedia Markets Group with the responsibility for the P & L of more than 200 stations across the Northeastern United States in Regions including Boston, Detroit, Hartford, North and South Ohio, and Pittsburgh. During his 20+ years in the media and entertainment industry, McConnell has overseen more than 75 media markets of all sizes and scope and held expansive senior leadership positions across sales, programming and operational divisions. He has led numerous corporate projects that have yielded financial success not only in the market operations, but in a variety of iHeartMedia divisions.

Coles previously served as Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia, working closely with the Division Presidents. With more than 25 years of experience in the radio industry, Coles has held various on-air, programming and management positions and previously served as Senior Vice President of Programming for the West Region, where he led all programming strategy initiatives throughout the region. His background also includes serving in a dual role as Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Chicago and National Hot AC Brand Manager. He has also held positions as iHeartMedia's Regional Vice President of Programming for the West and Operations Manager in Portland, Oregon.

Byrd previously served as Division President for the iHeartMedia Markets Group, overseeing markets in North Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. She is a 40-year media veteran who has been with iHeartMedia since 1982. Her extensive media experience includes serving as President of iHeartMedia's Central/North Florida region and overseeing operations in Orlando. During her tenure, Byrd has received many prestigious honors, including Radio Ink Magazine's General Manager of the Year, and received the Silver Medal Award by the American Advertising Federation for outstanding advertising professional in Central Florida. She was also the first woman to serve as Chairman of the Florida Association of Broadcasters.

The Community Division

Led by Abromovich, Gnau and Lankford, the Community Division includes markets that focus on the shared needs of one community and one trading area for most businesses and advertisers and will also group markets into areas which are geographically close and culturally similar.

Abromovich has spent over a decade with iHeartMedia, most recently serving as Market President for iHeartMedia Toledo. As Market President, she worked closely with the programming, business and sales teams and oversaw on-air and digital programming operations as well as creating new business and revenue growth opportunities for the market's seven stations. Prior to joining iHeartMedia Toledo, she held Digital Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager and General Sales Manager positions for iHeartMedia Detroit. Abromovich began her career as an Account Executive for iHeartMedia Detroit.

Gnau most recently served as President of iHeartMedia's Philadelphia Region. During his more than 25 years with the company, Gnau has served as a Market Manager and President in a number of markets, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Marion, Chillicothe, Lima, Toledo, Dayton and Muskegon. He began his radio career on a street team before becoming an Account Executive.

Lankford previously served as Region President of iHeartMedia's Allentown-Harrisburg Region, where he was responsible for eight markets encompassing 37 radio stations throughout Pennsylvania and the Delmarva Peninsula. Lankford brings more than 35 years of experience in broadcasting, digital, sales and content creation to his role. He began his career as an on-air morning host and later ran stations in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey before joining iHeartMedia in 1999. During his time at iHeartMedia, he has led the programming, business and sales teams as Market President and Market Manager for brands in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

The Multi-Market Partnerships Division

Julie Donohue is the President of the Multi-Market Partnerships Division, which empowers iHeart sales teams, regardless of market size and location, to access and leverage all the assets iHeartMedia offers. Prior to this, she spent four years as the Senior Vice President of Multi-Market Partnerships, where she oversaw enterprise business development for the Markets Group. Donohue previously led integrated marketing efforts for iHeartMedia's Chicago market for 13 years, including managing event and digital efforts and developing a sales team into strategic marketing partners. Her background also includes a 13-year tenure at CBS in Chicago, where she served as the Director of Sales and led the infinity promotions group Midwest office.

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WSOU-FM/New York: WSOU Sports Director Dalton Allison, General Manager Mark Maben and staff representative Kaleigh Diamond with some of the more than 1,200 pounds of food Seton Hall University's student-run radio station collected during the station's annual food drive for the Community Foodbank of New Jersey. Against a goal of 895 pounds of food, the students gathered donations totaling 1,202 pounds, surpassing the old record of 908 pounds set in 2018. The food collected by WSOU will provide over 1,500 meals.

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