Boston Pirates Agree To Shut Down, O’Rielly: Boston Advertisers, Politicians Problematic
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Radio Headlines For Thursday 07-02-20
Even as some states see a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, it appears consumers are doing whatever they can to get their lives back to normal. That means getting back to work, getting in their cars and listening to their favorite radio stations. [read more]
A little success for the FCC in its never-ending battle to beat back the pirates. The Commission says it has reached settlements with two Boston-area pirates, Acerome Jean Charles and Gerlens Cesar. [read more]
Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has been leading the charge against pirate radio stations for years. Following Wednesday's announcement that two illegal operators had agreed to shut down their stations and face substantial fines the Commissioner had this to say about advertisers and lawmakers that enable these lawbreakers. [read more]
Before COVID-19 events were such a big part of everyone's life. Whether it was a trip to the local flea market, a Broadway play, a country concert or The Superbowl, large gatherings for fun and entertainment were every day occurrences. Today, they are non-existent. [read more]
The license for KMRI-AM in West Valley City, Utah will be sold at auction by court-appointed receive Jacob Hibbard for AASAA Media LLC. An opening bid of $75,000 is already on the board. [read more]
Red Apple Media has entered into a Local Marketing Agreement with VMT Media and now 77 TALKRADIO WABC can be heard on WLIR-FM 107.1, Hampton Bays. [read more]
WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM will mark 33 years with a holiday weekend full of special programming. The NYC sports talkers first broadcast was on July 1, 1987. [read more]
The on-air hosts at Hubbard's myTalk 107.1-FM in St. Paul shared stories from business owners in the community whose lives were negatively impacted by the COIVID-19 crisis and civil unrest. Over $149,000 was raised during their Neighborhood Rebuilding Project. [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]
Beginning July 11 WGN Showcase will air overnight Saturday. The show takes over the WGN Radio Theatre time slot. [read more]
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Bluewater Broadcasting adds a new member to its all-male morning show on News Talk WACV-FM in Montgomery Alabama. Jessie Lynn is a multiple award-winning independent country music singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist. [read more]
ESPN has reached a multi-year contract extension with Bomani Jones who will continue to host the ESPN Podcast, The Right Time with Bomani Jones, twice per week. In May, Jones' show was downloaded more than 650,000 times, a 60% increase over last year. [read more]
Today at 2 p.m. Eastern Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti will interview Sun Broadcast Group President Jason Bailey as part of the Gracie Interview Series. The topic: Leading Through New Times – Inspiring Action and Ensuring Company Growth. Registration is free HERE. [read more]
This is Abby Goldstein at KVLU in Beaumont, Texas back in 1986 where she started her radio career. Here Abby is hosting Late Night Jazz. 91.3 KVLU is a non-com licensed to Lamar University and serves the eastern part of the Gulf Coast from Houston to Lake Charles. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [read more]
Spotify has launched Premium Duo Plan in 55 markets globally, including the US. The plan allows two people living at the same address to each have a premium account for a single monthly price. [read more]
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