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Radio Headlines For Wednesday 07-01-20
On Tuesday Borrell and Associates unveiled a plethora of new data about local advertising revenue. Overall, the research firm is now projecting total 2020 local advertising revenue will come in at $111.2 billion, down 13% from 2019. Borrell had originally projected a 1.3% increase for 2020 ($129.1 billion). That was pre-COVID. [read more]
After today, Dennis Wharton will be known as the former Executive Vice President of Communications for the NAB. Our good friend, who's retiring, has been with the NAB for 24 years and we'd like to think him for his dedication to our industry and the great working relationship we've had with him over the years. Back in May, Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti interviewed Dennis on the Radio Ink podcast. LISTEN [read more]
The new 24/7 national and local all news audio service from iHeartMedia will be dedicated to providing an "objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective." Tony Coles has been tapped as President of the new network. [read more]
Urban One and WRTV are teaming up for a discussion about race and the civil unrest in the United States. The TV station and radio company are hosting a virtual event Thursday at 7 p.m. [read more]
Tomorrow 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]
A year long Golden Anniversary Celebration for American Top 40 kicks off Fourth of July weekend. Host Ryan Seacrest will relive some of the unforgettable moments on the chart from the last 50 years and artists will share their own personal AT40 memories. [read more]
Entercom's all-inclusive audio app will celebrate Independence Day with two exclusive music events on July 3 and 4 to remind everyone to register to vote, in partnership with When We All Vote. [read more]
WGN Radio and the Chicago White Sox announced on Tuesday that Andy Masur will join Darrin Jackson in the booth for broadcasts on WGN Radio and the White Sox Radio Network this season. Masur takes over for Ed Farmer who passed away on April 1. [read more]
Bob Long (pictured), host of the long running Auto World broadcast, has retired due to illness. Long is passing the torch to automotive expert and long time friend Mark Evans.  [read more]
Steve Tuzeneu is the new GM/Chief Engineer for WIHS 104.9 FMChristian radio. He starts his new job with the Middletown, CT station July 15. [read more]
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ESPN commentator Pablo Torre will become the new, full-time host of the ESPN Daily podcast in August. The added job is part of a new, multi-year contract extension with the network. [read more]
Wolfman Jack Entertainment and Talent Farm are re-launching programs from one of the greatest DJ's of all time. Listeners will be able to enjoy Wolfman shows that have not been heard in decades. [read more]
Drew Murphy is the newest member of the American Public Media Group Board of Trustees. Murphy is Sr. VP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Edison International. [read more]
The 45th Annual Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, will be streamed virtually on September 10. The 2020 honorees will now be celebrated through a series of digital acceptance speech montages along with a virtual awards ceremony. [read more]
U2 X-Radio channel is set to hit the digital stream July 1. Programming kicks off with a two-hour mix-tape experience curated by the band. [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]
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]
2020 marks the 24th year that Radio Ink will produce the annual list of the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio. Historically, the "Top 40" list has always appeared in the July issue of Radio Ink Magazine. [read more]

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