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Radio Headlines For Wednesday 09-27-23

Ron Busby, Sr.USBC President/CEO Ron Busby, Sr. is uniquely positioned to discuss what the organization’s acquisition of NABOB means for radio leaders and voices. We talked with Ron about what NABOB's radio members, and the industry, can expect from the new network. [read more]

Anna GomezWith Anna Gomez sworn in as an FCC Commissioner, US broadcasters are looking forward to the action that a finally-full Commission can bring. But of the numerous radio issues for the FCC to address, when can the industry expect movement? [read more]

SiriusXM SXMA special committee of independent directors at SiriusXM Holdings Inc. is currently reviewing a non-binding proposal to merge the company's shares with a group of tracking stocks representing Liberty Media's stake. The companies have four stocks listings representing the group. [read more]

New York Public Radio LogoNew York Public Radio, the parent entity of WNYC news station, announced plans to trim its workforce by approximately 12%. LaFontaine Oliver, New York Public Radio’s President and CEO, cited a drastic downturn in the advertising market as the key reason. [read more]

Audacy Houston Giving WeekAudacy Houston's fourth annual Giving Week campaign has successfully raised more than $100,000 for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's signature program, My Home Library. The fundraising effort ran from September 18 to September 22. [read more]

Cumulus Savannah Diaper DriveCumulus Media Savannah's I-95 (WIXV), KIX96 (WJCL), Magic 103.9 (WTYB), and E93 (WEAS), organized a fruitful Diaper Drive on September 23 during National Diaper Need Awareness Week. The event was in support of two local charities. [read more]

KMJ Feeding Families Fund DriveCumulus Media Fresno News/Talk KMJ 580AM/105.9FM successfully raised $620,000 during its 10th Annual Feeding Families Fund Drive. Held on September 22, the one-day event took place to support the Central California Food Bank, addressing food insecurity. [read more]

Radio Ink Logo 2023The deadline is approaching to nominate for Radio Ink's 30 and Under Superstars. Find out how to nominate your on-air, sales, and management phenoms, aged 30 and below, for this prestigious recognition of their talents, here: [read more]

Harker Bos Group LogoRecent studies show that over half of smart speaker owners are actively listening to local radio through their devices. In response to the increasing number of Alexas used for radio listening, Amazon has introduced a free, no-code Radio Skills Kit. [read more]

RTDNACThe Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) has unveiled the finalists for its 2023 awards honoring outstanding journalism across North and South Carolina. The winners will be revealed at an awards luncheon on November 11. [read more]

Tom DonahueTom Donahue is set to host his final morning show on Big WECK (WECK-AM) this Friday, September 29th, marking the end of an illustrious 55-year career in Buffalo radio. Donahue has been the morning show host at Big WECK for the last 15 years. [read more]

Matt Barker91.5 the Lion (WFHU), the radio station serving Freed-Hardeman University and Tennessee's Chester County for over six decades, has a new leader. University President David Shannon revealed that Dr. Matt Barker took over as station manager on August 1. [read more]

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SiriusXM Ryder CupSiriusXM is set to offer live, hole-by-hole coverage of golf's 2023 Ryder Cup, featuring top players from the United States and Europe. The coverage will span more than 28 hours from September 29 to October 1 at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. [read more]

Apple MusicApple has announced a series of upgrades to its audio apps coinciding with the release of iOS 17. Most notably, subscribers to Apple Music can now access shows from Apple's original radio lineup through the Apple Podcasts app. [read more]

Are you hearing things about radio in your market? Tell Radio Ink. We've covered radio for more than 31 years as the most trusted name in the industry. Send news tips and station press releases to Radio Ink Online Editor Cameron Coats. [read more]

Google PodcastsIn a strategic shift, Google has announced the discontinuation of its Google Podcasts app by the end of 2024. This move is part of the tech giant's broader plan to transition streaming listeners to YouTube Music, in line with current listening trends. [read more]

You And Me Both With Hillary ClintoniHeartPodcasts has unveiled a fresh season of You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton, marking the former Secretary of State's return to podcasting. The new season will feature candid dialogues featuring individuals Clinton holds in high regard. [read more]

Mind. Body. Spirit. Cancer. with Pat Croce PodcastThe American Cancer Society is launching a new limited series podcast, Mind. Body. Spirit. Cancer. to provide an intimate look into the cancer experiences of high-profile individuals, hosted by cancer survivor, entrepreneur, and author Pat Croce. [read more]

Montaner FamilyTo honor Hispanic Heritage Month, NTERTAIN Studios and Audio Up Media are introducing two new Spanish-language podcasts. Each spotlights members of the Montaner family, known as Latin music's first family and stars of the hit Disney+ series Los Montaner. [read more]
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