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Radio Headlines For Monday 09-18-23

TV DownAs the WGA/SAG-AFTRA writers' strike crosses the 100-day mark, its repercussions are rippling through the media landscape. However, a looming lack of entertainment content for television and film this fall could be good news for radio advertising. [read more]

WMIDRick Brancadora has finalized a $50,000 agreement to purchase Classic Oldies WMID 1340 and WCMC 1230 from Gary Fisher's Equity Communications. The acquired stations will operate under the license of The Jersey Giant WMID, LLC. [read more]

Doug LevyAudacy Chicago has announced the appointment of Doug Levy as its new General Sales Manager. Levy makes his move after leading both television and radio divisions as President and General Manager of TelevisaUnivision Chicago. He started his career at Katz Media. [read more]

Jacobs MRMJacobs Media and Mark Ramsey Research have launched a new initiative designed to help public radio identify and engage a more diverse audience as stations are facing challenges in expanding their mostly Caucasian and older listener base. [read more]

Pat Bryson(By Pat Bryson) Someone once said, "Sales is the transference of enthusiasm from one person to another." This is true, but it is also true that we must have confidence in the products that we sell, or it becomes difficult to sell them. [read more]

Loyd Ford(By Loyd Ford) Advertising reps play a crucial role in connecting businesses with potential customers and generating revenue. However, in this very busy work, it is easy for anyone to make common sales mistakes that hinder their success. [read more]

Rick Fink(By Rick Fink) Fall and Winter merchandise now occupy the shelves as quickly as the blink of an eye. When it comes to retail, thoughts of ghosts, goblins, turkeys, snowflakes, and sugarplums are already dancing in their heads. [read more]

Mike McVay(By Mike McVay) Talk radio will see a rating rise through 2024. If the past mirrors the future, the format will see consistent rating growth. Unfortunately, history has also shown that there will be a deep listening slide after the inauguration. [read more]

John Shomby(By John Shomby) Several weeks ago, the southeast was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Idalia. With all the rhetoric for the past year about the role of radio when disasters hit, I was curious to see how many stations would back that up. [read more]

Buzz Knight(By Buzz Knight) I’m just back from my first trip to the beautiful country of Iceland and, just as with previous jaunts, I thought I would pass along a couple of observations that hopefully prompt discussions with your leadership teams. [read more]

Adam SprengerAudacy has announced the promotion of Adam Sprenger to Operations Manager for 102.9 The Wolf and 104.1 Jack FM in Minneapolis. Sprenger, who has been serving as Brand Manager for KZJK, will now oversee both radio stations' daily operations and imaging. [read more]

Matt FishmanTegna's WBNS-AM, known for being the radio home of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Crew, and the Cleveland Browns in Columbus, has announced the appointment of Matt Fishman as their new Program Director and Operations Manager. [read more]

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Brother WeaseLongtime Rochester talk radio host Alan Levin, known on-air as Brother Wease, has a new timeslot on iHeartMedia's WAIO. Starting Monday, September 18, Wease will be moving from his traditional morning drive slot to a midday show. [read more]

Gary FlowersStarting September 18th, listeners in Richmond have a new resource to stay abreast of the latest developments this election season. Radio One Richmond's Praise 104.7 has launched Richmond Grand Update with political analyst Gary Flowers. [read more]

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NFL Podcast NetworkThe NFL and iHeartMedia have released the NFL Podcast Network's programming lineup for the 2023 season. The partnership aims to engage fans with a mix of new and existing podcasts that offer in-depth analyses, player perspectives, and the latest league news. [read more]

Banking on CulturaIn an effort to reshape the conversation around Latino culture and business, Banking on Cultura made its debut in line with Hispanic Heritage Month. Hosted by business consultant Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, the podcast serves as an entrepreneurial educational platform for Latinos. [read more]

Lemme Fix ItAcast has introduced a new weekly podcast titled Lemme Fix It!, featuring Franchesca Ramsey and De’Lon Grant, featuring a variety of topics including cultural phenomena, celebrity history, and iconic brands, offering a modern "fix" or twist on these subjects. [read more]

Superhuman Public RadioThe audio drama Superhuman Public Radio is back for a second season, delving deeper into the superhuman world's ongoing conflicts and issues. The show resumes its narrative months after the events of its inaugural season. [read more]
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