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Radio Headlines For Thursday 06-11-20
Our special Facebook Live event at 1:00 is called Ending Racism in America. What Role Should Radio Play? It will be co-hosted by Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti and Cumulus VP of Urban Formats Kenny Smoov. Our panelists are Angela Yee from The syndicated Breakfast Club Morning Show and Frank Ski from Entercom's WVEE in Atlanta.  Set yourself a reminder. [read more]
Tonight at 7pm CST Compass Media's DeDe In The Morning will host a Facebook Live event about Race in America. She'll have guests from four of her affiliate cities; Dallas, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and New Haven. [read more]
Connoisseur Media and WFSB Channel 3 are partnering to deliver a live broadcast about race and justice featuring community leaders in Connecticut. The simulcast, Face The State: A Conversation About Race & Justice in Connecticut, will air tonight at 7 P.M. [read more]
Tomorrow Alpha Media will carry United For Justice- A Day of Discussion in over 40 markets across the country. The broadcast will address racial tensions in America and feature national and local voices fighting for equality and justice.  [read more]
After being fired one week ago, former iHeart Rochester hosts Kimberly & Beck are apologizing for racist comments (Kimberly) Ray made on WAIO-FM. They say the apology is not to try to get their jobs back but because they said hurtful things. [read more]
The FCC plans to randomly audit 5% of stations every year to make sure they are adhering to the Commission's EEO requirements. As Broadcast Attorney David Oxenford points out, 35 stations were audited this week. Stations must have 2 year's worth of EEO reports in their public file. [read more]
After a 25-year successful run in syndication, Cigar Dave (Dave Zeplowitz) has decided to turn 100% to podcasting. He'll go from broadcasting one weekend show to two weekly podcasts. In today's Radio Ink Podcast, Editor Ed Ryan finds out why. LISTEN [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]
A Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Broadcaster is setting up a fund that will provide a grant that he hopes will bring diversity to the broadcast booth. The fund is an effort to put black broadcasters behind the Minor League mics. [read more]
KNBR 104.5/680 AM raised more than $100,000 to help a San Francisco area non-profit aid families impacted by COVID-19. The Cumulus Media station partnered with Giving In Motion for the GoFundMe online campaign. [read more]
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How is the obligation, if you will, of African American owned and operated stations in serving their audience more important than ever, given the events of 2020? NABOB head Jim Winston answers this and other questions in an exclusive RBR+TVBR INFocus podcast.To get direct access, click here!  

For the 28th year, Radio Ink is proud to present radio's symbol of excellence and achievement in sales, marketing, and management, the 2020 Radio Wayne™ Awards. Your deadline is Friday. Make your nomination HERE. [read more]
Radio host and Christian hip-hop recording artist Big Redd has launched the syndicated radio program The Big Redd Radio Show. The weekly one-hour show includes Christian hip-hop, Christian pop, and rhythm and praise music.  [read more]
Promotions and an addition have been announced at FM News 101 KXL. Three news team members are moving up and a new member has been added. [read more]
Perry Stone joins Classic Rocker WXJK-FM in Farmville, Virginia. Stone's new gig is minutes outside of Charlottesville where he worked afternoons on Saga’s WWWV-3WV for seven years. Beginning June 22nd, Stone picks up the 3-6pm shift on the Rocker. [read more]
Starting in July ESPN will switch over to Megaphone's publishing and ad insertion platform for its network of podcasts. ESPN will use Megaphone's hosting, publishing, dynamic ad insertion, campaign management, forecasting, and analytics tools. [read more]
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