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Radio Headlines For Monday 01-24-22

Eleven members of the House of Representatives have added their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act. The bill that opposes any potential legislation to impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations now has 208 co-sponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate. [read more]

Every Friday, Radio Ink crowns a new sales manager of the week. Our Sales Manager of the week winners receive a one year digital subscription to Radio Ink Magazine. Make your nomination HERE. Our Sales Manager of the Week feature is sponsored by the Center for Sales Strategy. [read more]

On Friday, iHeartMedia Chief Programming Officer and President of the National Programming Group, Tom Poleman announced that Mark Adams and Dylan Sprague were named VP's for the company's CHR format. And, Cara Hahn and Taylor Jukes have officially joined iHeart as CHR Brand Coordinators. [read more]

(By James Bahm) The story last week about the two individuals who were fired for their comments caught on a hot mic not only cost them their jobs, but Steve Shaw was booted from the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame.  [read more]

(By Mike McVay) The pandemic has changed how and where people work. It’s happening in radio, too. A number of radio stations are shifting to where sales don’t have desks at their studio locations, but rather assemble in the conference room once a week for meetings. [read more]

(By Jeff McHugh) The biggest obstacle in hiring good talent is often geography. Smart broadcasters know that the survival of AM/FM radio depends more on talent than music alone. But finding personalities has never been tougher. [read more]

(By Rick Fink) Are your clients buying from you because you have the lowest prices, highest ratings and because they "kind of" like you? Or do they buy from you because they trust you and you bring the most knowledge and value to their business? [read more]

Benztown and P1 Media Group are hosting a free webinar Thursday called “Stop Using Best Practices and Try Something New.” It will be hosted by Andreas Sannemann, CEO, Benztown, and Ken Benson, Partner, P1 Media Group. Phil Becker, EVP, Content, Alpha Media. Becker will be their guest. REGISTER. [read more]

Danae Davis has been named as interim executive director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM 88.9). The change in leadership comes as Kevin Sucher steps down, after less than two years on the job. A search committee will work on filling the role permanently. [read more]

According to Mac, after having employees work remotely for 19 months, Cumulus Media Beaumont has eliminated their real estate footprint in Beaumont, and relocated its studios, office and staff with its cluster in Lake Charles, Louisiana. [read more]
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Albert (Gene) Guthrie, of Grantsville, Utah, has died of natural causes. He was 83. At the age of just 15, Guthrie found his love for radio and regularly rode the train to El Paso where he worked at KHEY AM while attending high school. [read more]

Radio One Charlotte has launched The Mo Show hosted by Mo Quick on 92.7 The Block, weekdays 10am to 2pm.  [read more]

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We get awesome feedback every time a manager posts a classified ad here at That's because they always find the best and the brightest employees in our industry. If you're looking for your next great employee CLICK HERE. If you need another great employee, let the world know now by clicking HERE. [read more]

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