Buzz Warms Up The Forecast 2019 Crowd, We Have A Lot Of Work To Do.
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Radio Headlines For Thursday 11-8-18
On Wednesday, Former WFAN morning show co-host Craig Carton was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme. Jurors reached their decision after five hours of deliberations. The disgraced 49-year old former WFAN morning show co-host faces up to 45 years in prison when he's sentenced February 27th. His lawyers say they'll appeal the verdict. [read more]
At 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday of next week, Beasley Media Group Executive VP of Strategy & Innovation Buzz Knight will be interviewing Consumer Technology Association Senior Director of Innovation & Trends Ben Arnold. In a preview of that interview, Buzz had Arnold on his podcast Healthy Paranoa this week. Listen HERE. And grab one of the final remaining Forecast 2019 seats HERE. [read more]
(By Paul Rotella) Broadcast Association Executives, and indeed all association executives, both national and local, have their work cut out for them this Fall with the election and appointment of a record number of new Representatives and congressional staff.  [read more]
That increase to $47.8 million was on a same-station basis in the third quarter and included $1.2 million of political revenue. For the first nine months of the year, Salem has written $3 million in political revenue, an increase of 28% from 2014, the last big mid-term election year. [read more]
Nielsen announced that Westwood One and Panoply Media will be using the Nielsen Auto Cloud for their auto marketing and measurement capabilities. So what does this really mean? [read more]
Forecast 2019 brings together the best and brightest talent in broadcasting and advertising to forecast the coming year, and to discuss the trends and momentums that will affect ratings and revenue. AND WE ONLY HAVE FIVE SEATS LEFT. [read more]
If the answer is yes, you'll want to listen to our podcast tomorrow 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]
Entercom announced on Wednesday that Kevin Cassidy (pictured) is the new Market Manager for Entercom New Orleans, replacing Chris Wegmann. Wegmann, a New Orleans Native, came over to Entercom in August of 2017 to replace Chris Claus who retired. [read more]
That was quick Jack. Cumulus announced that the recently hired Jack Swanson would rather be on the beach than programming KGO and KSFO in San Francisco. Swanson was back for a month before leaving again. He programmed KGO and KSFO from 1994 to 2011. [read more]
Inner Banks Media announced a format swap in the Greenville, NC, market. The company will swap the dial positions for longtime Country format, Thunder Country, which has been at 96.3 since 2007, and their conservative Talker, which has been at 94.1 since 2009. [read more]
Thanks to WFMV-FM Station Manager Kevin Felder for sharing the details about the stations big 25th anniversary celebration. It was a star-studded concert at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road where thousands of listeners showed up to help the station celebrate. [read more]
Making its debut Wednesday, November 7, was the Heckuva Show with Michael Brown, which will broadcast weeknights from 7-8 on KOA NewsRadio in Denver. In addition, the new Caplis and Kafer show airs afternoons on TalkRadio 630 KNOW from 4-7.  [read more]
If your company's employee roster doesn't reflect the multicultural audience it seeks, does it truly understand that audience, respect it, and want it? That's the subject of the latest Hispanic Radio Podcast,. [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]
iHeartMedia Chicago announced Wednesday the debut of a new Christmas station in Chicago. 93.9 LITE FM, “The Best Variety From the 80s, 90s and Now for Chicago,” is now broadcasting around-the-clock Christmas music. [read more]
Country star Jason Aldean will be a featured speaker at the Country Radio Seminar. "Jason Aldean: Overcoming Obstacles" will take place Friday, February 15 at 3 p.m. CT. The discussion will feature the entertainer recalling the path that's taken him to the top. [read more]
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