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Radio Headlines For Wednesday 09-13-23

Political RevenuePresident Biden's reelection campaign is breaking with tradition by launching a $25 million, 16-week ad campaign more than a year before the election. AdImpact reveals that political ad spending for the 2024 cycle has risen significantly compared to the same point in the last presidential campaign. [read more]

Radio Masters Sales Summit 2023The Radio Matters Sales Summit has a packed schedule today, aimed at equipping radio sales professionals with the tools they need to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving market. Don't miss out: from P&G's John Fix to WKRP in Cincinnati's Gary Sandy, here's what's happening today. [read more]

NPR LogoNational Public Radio revealed its recently elected board members on Tuesday, set to begin their terms in November. The public radio organization will welcome eight new directors, including four Member Directors and four Public Directors. [read more]

CRS 2024 LogoCountry Radio Broadcasters have commenced the application process for their Lisa McKay Women in Radio Scholarship program. The scholarship aims to support emerging female talents in radio programming by offering them a chance to attend CRS 2024. [read more]

Procter & Gamble's Most Senior Media Analyst and "Radio Guy" John Fix takes the stage today at the Radio Masters Sales Summit. This is your last chance to submit questions for him and for tomorrow's Roy Williams session by way of Radio Ink Online Editor Cameron Coats. [read more]

DNAV LogoConsulting firm DNAV has rolled out a new licensing program aimed at helping non-profit organizations secure Federal Communications Commission licenses for low-power FM radio stations. The new initiative comes ahead of the FCC's November LPFM filing window. [read more]

Herb ScannellSouthern California Public Radio President and CEO Herb Scannell is set to retire after four years in the position. Scannell, who previously had leadership roles at Nickelodeon, BBC Worldwide North America, and Mitú, will stay onboard until a successor is named. [read more]

Greg SolkGreg Solk, Audacy Chicago's Vice President of Programming and Operations, will transition from his current role to become the Head of Brand Strategy for the company's six Windy City stations. The news comes from an internal memo distributed by Audacy Regional President Rachel Williamson. [read more]

Melissa ForrestCumulus Media has named Melissa Forrest as the new Vice President/Market Manager for its Atlanta market. This is a return to the area for Forrest, as she served as the Atlanta Market Manager for iHeartMedia/Clear Channel Radio between 2008 and 2012. [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]

Don BarrettDon Barrett, a revered figure in Southern California's radio landscape, has passed away at the age of 81. Barrett was the creator of the "Los Angeles Radio People" website, which documented radio professionals in the Los Angeles market from 1957 to 1997. [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]

Smulyan EmmisEmmis Corporation, formerly Emmis Communications, has announced its decision to place its corporate headquarters located at 40 Monument Circle in Indianapolis on the market. The seven-story, 140,000-square-foot building offers a block of 100,000 square feet of office space. [read more]
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Compass Media Net LogoCompass Media Networks is celebrating its 15th year of NFL broadcasting after a kickoff weekend that featured a quadruple-header. For the current season, Compass Media Networks will continue to provide comprehensive coverage, including a full slate of Sunday Afternoon games. [read more]

Spotify Logo 2023In an effort to close the advertising revenue gap with tech giants like YouTube and Meta, Spotify has introduced a new feature called Showcase. This paid promotional tool allows artists and their teams to highlight new and older releases on Spotify’s widely-visited Mobile Home page. [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]

Extra The PodcastWarner Bros. Unscripted Television, in collaboration with Telepictures and Audacy, is set to expand the reach of its Emmy Award-winning TV show Extra with the debut of Extra: The Podcast. The series will premiere on September 13. [read more]

The Anfield WrapSport Social Podcast Network recently announced the acquisition of The Anfield Wrap as its newest podcast member. The Anfield Wrap has offered in-depth and passionate coverage of every Liverpool FC game since 2011. [read more]

Its Up ThereiHeartMedia and Charlamagne Tha God have a new addition to The Black Effect Podcast Network lineup, It's Up There with Looney. Hosted by music artist and creative executive Loon, the podcast delves into current events, pop culture, and the latest trends. [read more]

Hearing Jesus for KidsSalem Media Group unveiled a new spinoff podcast, Hearing Jesus for Kids, as part of its LifeAudio Podcast Network. Following the footsteps of its adult version, Hearing Jesus, the new daily podcast aims to engage younger audiences with Bible stories. [read more]
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