Major Garrett To Deliver Keynote At Forecast 2019, USTN Makes Nice With Entercom
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Radio Headlines For Thursday 9-6-2018
To date, The Music Modernization Act has the support of about 70 United States Senators, clearly enough to pass the bill. With government, of course, anything can happen. And, a lot of times, nothing happens. Enter SiriusXM Jim Meyer. [read more]
Radio Ink is proud to announce a keynote presentation that promises to be one of the highlights of Forecast 2019, being held November 14, 2018 at the Harvard Club in New York City. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett will deliver a fascinating session, delving into topical news and events important to broadcasters in a compelling onstage presentation. [read more]
After filing a $5 million lawsuit against Entercom with big fanfare back in July, United States Traffic Network issued a short statement Wednesday announcing it has "agreed to cause the dismissal, with prejudice, of its litigation against Entercom." [read more]
He's one of the most important people in podcasting -- and you should get to know him if you can. Rob Walch is VP of Podcaster Relations at Libsyn, one of the largest hosting companies in the world. Rob also co-hosts The Feed podcast, with Elsie Escobar, which you should be listening to if podcasting is in your future. Rob will be our guest Friday morning at 9AM on Podcasting for Radio Dummies. [read more]
Yale Broadcasting Company’s Urban Adult Contemporary WYBC-FM has launched a new local morning show hosted by New Haven radio veteran Juan Castillo. The Juan Castillo Morning Show will debut Monday September 10 and will replace the Tom Joyner Morning Show, which has been WYBC's morning show for over 20 years. [read more]
Kudos to our friends at Sports USA, which will become the longest-tenured broadcaster of NFL Sunday afternoon games when it kicks off its 17th NFL season this weekend. Since broadcasting its first NFL game on November 3, 2002, on just 32 stations, Sports USA has continued to expand and can now be heard on over 500 radio affiliates across the country. [read more]
South Carolina State Bulldogs football games will be broadcast on WLXC KISS 103.1 (Columbia, SC) under a new multi-year agreement. The station will be the official radio broadcast home of the SCSU football team. [read more]
WTMJ/Milwaukee has raised more than $40,000 so far for the American Red Cross to aid victims impacted by the recent historic flooding and severe thunderstorms across the state of Wisconsin. The initial donations came as part of the stations' three-hour "Wisconsin Strong – Storm Relief" radiothon on August 31. [read more]
Martin Coyle has joined Entercom’s senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Coyle comes to Entercom from XL Catlin, where he served as Vice President of Human Resources for their Global Technology organization. [read more]
During the upcoming elections, Salem Radio Network will launch Mid-Term Madness, a fantasy game allowing listeners to The Hugh Hewitt Show to select who they think will win on election day. [read more]
Anderson will assume the role on September 10. Previously, Anderson served as CFO of ITT Industries, Inc. and of Newport News Shipbuilding, and spent five years as a divisional CFO at RJR Nabisco. [read more]
NRG Media - Wausau/Stevens Point, WI, has announced that Kori McKay (Kori with a K in the Mornings) has taken on the additional role of APD for Hot 96.7, WHTQ-FM.  [read more]
HowStuffWorks and Tenderfoot TV are partnering with iHeartMedia to launch season two of the podcast Monster: The Zodiac Killer. This follows its debut season in which the show had more than 30 million downloads. Season two will be released in January. iHeartMedia is now the primary distribution partner for the podcast after it was added to the iHeartRadio Podcast Network. [read more]
Politics As Unusual will be a weekly podcast hosted by Washington DC media coach Michael Sheehan, who has known Presidents, CEOs, and leading personalities for more than 30 years. [read more]
NFL_logoNew England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is the first guest on RapSheet and Friends, a new podcast on Westwood One Podcast Network. The show, a joint venture between Westwood One and NFL Network, is hosted by NFL Network National insider Ian “RapSheet” Rapoport. [read more]
The Confessionals is a podcast where witnesses of the unexplained share their stories and encounters. Host Tony Merkel explores the fringe side of life, from Bigfoot to UFOs to paranormal activity, and everything in between. The Confessionals is now available on reVolver Podcasts. [read more]
In Season Three, Serial is taking on the whole criminal justice system: a year inside the Cleveland criminal courts. It’s one courthouse, told week by week. The first two episodes of Season Three will drop September 20; subsequent episodes will be released weekly, on Thursdays. [read more]
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When most people think of radio formats of appeal to Hispanic consumers, their minds may drift to regional Mexican, or perhaps the ever-popular "trap" music and Latin Urban reggaetón-infused sounds making waves from L.A. to Miami. There may be another big opportunity to drive growth with Latino radio listeners you've not yet considered. And, it may not even involve a format change. [read more]

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