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Radio Headlines For Friday 11-9-18
Every year at Forecast Radio Ink brings together the biggest names and the brightest minds in radio and investing for a frank discussion about the future of the industry. This just in....we've added iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman to our stellar agenda. [read more]
While the company is in bankruptcy there are no earnings calls, however, in an SEC filing iHeart reported total revenue of $1.58 million in the third quarter up from $1.53 in the third quarter of 2017. [read more]
Thursday had to be an uncomfortable situation for the WFAN morning crew when the topic of former co-host Craig Caron's conviction on bilking investors millions of dollars came up. [read more]
If the answer is yes, you'll want to listen to our podcast this morning. Our guest on Podcasting For Radio Dummies is Elsie Escobar, The Community Manager at Libsyn. Elsie also hosts several podcasts of her own and is a superstar in the podcasting space.  [read more]
The new company is called Great Lakes Media. Its CEO is veteran broadcaster Tom Langmyer and the plan is to purchase stations in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. But why those markets? [read more]
Forty-one years in media is a long time, and Ben Reed, Cox Media Group’s VP/Market Manager for the San Antonio market, is calling it a day on December 31. [read more]
Univision corporate logoDiane Kniowski has been hired as president and regional general manager of local media. She reports directly to Univision CEO Vincent Sadusky and President of Univision Radio, Jesus Lara, will now report directly to Kniowski. [read more]
Westwood One has hired affiliate sales veteran Debbie Brand as Manager of Affiliate Sales, Country. Brand worked at Westwood One as an Affiliate Relations Manager in the mid-1990s. She replaces Tim Closson and reports to Bryan Switzer. [read more]
Salem Radio Network is launching a new talk show hosted by Sebastian Gorka. America First with Sebastian Gorka will debut January 1, 2019 and air daily 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on the SRN platform, replacing the Michael Medved Show. [read more]
Don Ricker is the new Market Manager for Iliad Media in Twin Falls, Idaho. Iliad operates KIKX-FM, KIRQ-FM, KTPZ-FM, KYUN-FM, KYUN-HD2 and KYUN-HD3. Ricker also owns his own advertising agency. [read more]
Do you know someone who is doing great work in Hispanic radio? Nominations are now open for the Medallas de Cortez awards, which are given for excellence in Hispanic radio. This is the 10th year for the awards. Make your nominations HERE [read more]
Gitschier was 56. He was the first person hired by Flagler Broadcasting, as Chief Engineer 10 years ago, to build Flagler County Florida's first radio station, WNZF. Ron was a proud retired Navy veteran of 23 years who moved to Flagler County in 2003. [read more]
Indianapolis Country radio station WFMS was recognized as Radio Station of the Year by the Indiana Broadcasters Association at its 2018 Spectrum Awards Luncheon. The luncheon was held at the 2018 Indiana Broadcasters Conference in Carmel, IN. [read more]
Syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club has announced that this year’s #Change4Change radiothon, will benefit PROJECT 375, an organization whose mission is to "unlock human potential through conversation, education and inspiration." [read more]
iheartradioOn Thursday, iHeartRadio and Sonos announced iHeartRadio Direct Control – an integration that allows iHeartRadio users to stream live radio stations and music on Sonos speakers directly through the iHeartRadio app. [read more]
BMI is expanding its presence in Texas and is opening its first creative office in Austin. Expected to open in early 2019, the office will allow BMI to work directly with the songwriters, composers, publishers, and emerging songwriter/artists in the Austin community. [read more]
The Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, has opened the call for entries for the 44th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, May 21, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, and Gracie Awards Luncheon, June 26, 2019, in New York City at Cipriani 42nd Street. [read more]
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iHeartMedia Sacramento announced today the launch of 92.5 The Breeze, “Sacramento’s #1 For Relaxing Favorites at Work.” The Breeze will launch Monday, November 12 at 3 p.m. by playing 10,000 commercial-free songs in a row. [read more]

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