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Radio Headlines For Friday 09-15-23

FCC Seal LargeJoseph Armstrong, owner of Knoxville, TN's sole Black-owned radio station, WJBE-AM, has won his extended battle with the FCC to keep his broadcasting license. The FCC's qualms with Armstrong were twofold: his past felony conviction and missed filing deadlines. [read more]

The second day of the Radio Masters Sales Summit brought an array of experts and thought leaders to the stage, offering invaluable insights into the future of radio sales. With a packed agenda, attendees gained actionable strategies for leveraging analytics to commercial creation. [read more]

CongressThe AM For Every Vehicle Act is making progress in both chambers of Congress as the Fall session begins with the Senate version of the Act reaching a significant milestone recently. The legislation was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. [read more]

Radio Ink Sept 2023 Cover SquareThe September 2023 issue of Radio Ink is packed with content that educates and inspires, including an interview with Procter & Gamble’s John Fix, perspectives from the industry’s most respected brokers, and the full list of this year’s Radio Wayne Award nominees. [read more]

Bill WestonBeasley Media Group Vice President of Talent Development and 93.3 WMMR/102.9 WMGK Program Director Bill Weston has declared his retirement effective at the end of 2023, concluding a 45-year cross-country career in radio. [read more]

Radio Ink Logo 2023Do you know a young visionary whose work is already making waves? Someone 30 or younger who is redefining the norms, breaking barriers, and setting new benchmarks? Well, here's your chance to give them the recognition they truly deserve! [read more]

Lu ValentinoCalifornia-based Results Radio LLC has appointed Lu Valentino as the new Regional Marketing Director for its 12-station network covering Chico, Redding, Yuba City-Marysville, and more. Starting her role on September 25, Valentino takes over from Marla Silva. [read more]

John WanamakerJohn Wanamaker is departing Minnesota Public Radio to join the team at Iowa Public Radio. Wanamaker, who has been a fixture on Twin Cities' radio for two decades, will exit MPR on September 21 and commence his new role in Iowa in early October as local host of All Things Considered. [read more]

Radio Ink JobsWhether it's Help Wanted or Situations Wanted, let Radio Ink Jobs help you with hiring on our relaunched job board. Let us help connect you with the companies and names you read about in our headlines and in print every day. [read more]

WCCO AMThe Minnesota Timberwolves will no longer air their games on Audacy Minneapolis' WCCO-AM, their flagship station since 2011. For the new broadcasting partner, the Timberwolves are leaving for a "super non-traditional" one-year trial approach for the team's radio broadcasts. [read more]

EmbodiedPublic media organization PRX has inked a new distribution deal with Embodied, an award-winning public radio health program from North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC). PRX will distribute the one-hour weekly show, hosted by journalist Anita Rao, starting in October. [read more]

Happy Friday! This week’s Blast From The Past comes from Chas Henry at Honolulu's KKUA in 1978. Send your Blast From The Past to our Online Editor Cameron Coats for your chance to be featured. [read more]

Utah Public RadioUtah Public Radio celebrated its 70th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting event. The symbolic ceremony was attended by an assortment of UPR listeners, donors, and local officials. The anniversary event coincided with the station's annual fall membership and fundraising drive. [read more]
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BSM BNM LogoBarrett Sports/News Media President Jason Barrett has unveiled plans for the sixth annual BSM Summit for Sports Media professionals. The event is scheduled to take place on March 13-14, 2024, at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City - the conference's third NY return. [read more]

Country A Go GoTuneIn is expanding its offerings with the introduction of Country A-Go-Go from actor Tom Hanks and radio veteran Debbie Daughtry. To bring this project to life, Hanks and Daughtry digitized over 3,500 vinyl records from their personal collections. [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]

The EconomistUK newspaper The Economist is expanding its audio content offerings with the launch of Economist Podcasts+, a subscription-based service set to debut in mid-October. Priced at $4.90/month or $49/year, the new service will feature exclusive shows next to regular releases. [read more]

alex earle podcast hot mess22-year-old TikTok star Alix Earle is set to host a new podcast titled Hot Mess With Alix Earle. The show is produced by Unwell Network, a subsidiary of Tending, both founded by Call He Daddy host Alex Cooper. [read more]

WABE logoAtlanta NPR member WABE marked its 75th anniversary with a special podcast preview event at the Carter Center. The event showcased WABE's expanding portfolio, which includes the launch of WABE Studios and its original audio content. [read more]

Robert Griffin IIIWave Sports + Entertainment has unveiled its latest original podcast series, RG3 and The Ones, scheduled to launch on Thursday, September 21. The series will be hosted by ESPN Analyst, Heisman Trophy winner, and former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Robert Griffin III. [read more]
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