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Radio Headlines For Wednesday 06-24-20
Recently we've been reporting on the push by GeoBroadcast Solutions at The FCC to allow FM booster stations to hyper-target communities with local programming. Last month we reported that owners of FM translators wanted in on that action and now The FCC is asking for input [read more]
We're so used to hearing about college radio stations being sold, or defunded to save money, that this story was a pleasant surprise for radio's minor leagues. College radio station WLNZ-FM in Lansing will live to fight another day [read more]
Former WFAN morning show co-host Craig Carton was released from federal prison Tuesday morning. He served one year of a 3 1/2 year prison sentence for running a Ponzi ticket selling scam to pay off his gambling debts. The speculation will be whether he returns to WFAN or not. [read more]
The Vanderbilt Commodores have a new radio home. A partnership has been signed between the Bud Walters owned radio company and Vanderbilt Athletics in Nashville. [read more]
Entercom Detroit Market Manager Debbie Kenyon was recently presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Kenyon joins a group of only 31 other broadcasters honored with this award since 1989. [read more]
Peter Tripi has been promoted to Executive VP of Affiliate Sales. In his new position, Tripi’s previous role as SVP of Affiliate Sales/Talk and Morning Shows will be expanded to include oversight of affiliate sales and marketing for all of Premiere’s talent. [read more]
Joe Wowk is the new Market Manager in State College, PA for Seven Mountains. Wowk spent the last 7 years with Dealer World, an automotive ad agency in Lehighton PA, where he was VP of Broadcast Media Operations. [read more]
iHeartMedia Austin/San Antonio announced today that Jason McCollim has been named Senior VP of Programming. The iHeart Austin and San Antonio clusters total 15 stations. [read more]
Joseph Sibilia is the new permanent producer for The Joe Piscopo Show. Long-time producer Frank Morano has exited the program carried on Salem Media The Answer WNYM-AM 970 in New York. [read more]
The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association has honored WBAL NewsRadio with four awards. The CAPBA selected the Hearst station entries out of more than 280 entries from stations in Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and Northern Virginia. [read more]
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Did Punjabi Radio USA get the Media Bureau's OK to move an FM translator to a frequency "intended" for the use of a LPFM station, in violation of the LCRA of 2010? That's a question the FCC's five Commissioners just answered, and RBR+TVBR has the full story. Get the details by signing up for your FREE RBR+TVBR Afternoon Headlines e-mail. To get it, click here!  
iheartradioiHeartRadio and WarnerMedia Entertainment, which includes HBO, HBO Max, TNT, TBS and truTV have announced a partnership to co-produce a slate of companion podcasts for HBO Max’s upcoming catalog of shows. [read more]
The new AIRCHECK podcast is hosted by Rich De Sisto and Paul Kelly. The show will include interviews with air personalities, PD's, General Managers, and owners. Former MTV VJ Nina Blackwood is their first guest. [read more]
This new show about the racial divide in America comes from Washington, DC all-news radio powerhouse WTOP. [read more]
CBS Audio is re-branding a special weekend programming package. Coronavirus: Changed Forever has been pivoted to America: Changed Forever. [read more]
Black Lives Matter: From Protests to Police Reform will be offered by Cumulus Media's Westwood One News over the July 4th weekend. The special program will replace the network's Week In Review on July 4-5. [read more]
iHeartMedia will mark the 4th with a backyard BBQ music celebration hosted by syndicated Radio host Bobby Bones. iHeartCountry 4th of July BBQ will air live on Friday, July 3 and be replayed throughout the holiday weekend. [read more]
With the challenges that broadcasters are facing regarding employment and management of staff, remaining engaged while working remotely, this year’s survey includes specific questions about how COVID-19 is impacting sales teams at stations across America. [read more]
Jim Ryan. Chris Conley and Thea Mitchem are Radio's Top Three Program Directors for 2020. Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti and McVay Media President Mike McVay unveiled Radio's Top Ten PD's in a special Facebook Live event Monday. All ten PD's joined them during the broadcast, which you can watch HERE. [read more]

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