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Radio Headlines For Thursday 06-25-20
After months of news about layoffs, furloughs and cost-cutting, here's some positive news for a change. As the industry, and the country, continues to battle a national pandemic that has killed tens of thousands and crippled the economy, Entercom will is restoring employee salaries. Will other radio companies follow their lead? [read more]
(By Gary Berkowitz) When the pandemic first appeared, you may have read my April 6th Radio Ink column Now What. It talked about four important points that all programmers, regardless of format needed to look at. Let's see where we are today... [read more]
Senator Ted Cruz called the owners of URadio a puppet of the Chinese Government. Earlier this week the FCC ordered the station to shut down after discovering problems with their application. The station posted a message on their website saying it has been following all U.S. laws. [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]
Thursday July 2nd 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]
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation announced on Wednesday that conditions do not permit it to hold its annual Giants of Broadcasting awards luncheon in 2020.  [read more]
Both Barrett Sports Media and Outkick are reporting that Mike Greenberg is heading back to ESPN Radio, most likely in the noon to 3 p.m. slot. Greenberg hosted mornings with Mike Golic for nearly two decades before jumping over to TV. [read more]
Colorado Public Radio has elevated SVP, Finance & Administration, Jenny Gentry to Chief Operating Officer. Gentry has been with CPR for 36 years. [read more]
Starting Monday, June 29 Cox Media Group will launch Spanish language station Exitos 96.5 FM. News/Talk WDBO-FM moves back to 580 AM and 107.3 FM. The ESPN Station on 580 will be moved to an HD-2. [read more]
VICE News Reports, a weekly investigative series covering critical news subjects, will be available this fall on iHeartRadio. The weekly series will feature in-depth stories with audio that brings the listener directly into the story. [read more]
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In the Lehigh Valley, Victor Martinez has made a name for himself as the individual behind "Mega," the Latin Contemporary operation heard on a trio of FM translators feeding a pair of AM simulcast partners. Now, Martinez is snapping up a longtime Latin voice in the City of Brotherly Love. Get the details by signing up for your FREE RBR+TVBR Afternoon Headlines e-mail. To get it, click here!  
iHeartMedia, FOX Soul and Motown Records have partnered to produce Motown Countdown with iHeartRadio’s Angela Yee. The live, four-part limited series will air on each Tuesday in July starting July 7. [read more]
With the political season blossoming, Entercom is joining with Deep Root, to enable agencies, advocacy groups, and political campaigns to identify and reach custom voter audience segments. The partnership will offer advertisers expanded targeting options. [read more]
Cox Media Group's 102.3 KRMG and FOX23 News in Tulsa are teaming up with the American Red Cross for a two day blood drive. The Red, White & You drive runs June 25 and 26. [read more]
TuneIn and Tesla are continuing the integration of audio in the latest model electric vehicles. The tech creates the ability to link drivers TuneIn accounts via mobile and web through Tesla’s in-dash TuneIn experience. [read more]
Our latest Blast From The Past comes from Elliot Mass while working at KUSC-FM, the college radio station at The University of Southern California back in 1969. The station was in the old projecter room above the Bovard Hall auditorium and did not have air conditioning. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [read more]
Are you hearing things about your market? Let us investigate. Radio Ink Magazine is the only 28-year-old trade magazine in the radio industry. That's the result of a lot of trust over those years. Send all news tips in total confidence, and any other station news to Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan at [read more]

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