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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Last update: Feb 26 at 3:30 AM (PT)
Research Director, Inc. Presents Exclusive Holiday 2020 PPM Analysis For New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, S.F., Dallas
The Ratings Experts from RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC. – along with our partners in data from XTRENDS – bring you bonus, extended coverage of the HOLIDAY survey. In normal times – remember those? – we would be waxing on about how Santa so thoroughly dominated the standings that others were left to weep and wonder. However, this particular survey featured an interesting twist. In order for NIELSEN to align the survey calendar, they extended this book to five weeks. So, it began on 12/3 and concluded on 1/6. A full five weeks of ratings gold. It also meant the stations flogging the holiday hits were in the moment for twenty-three of the thirty-five days. What did that mean? Let’s find out … more »
Selolwane & Rothschild
RCA RECORDS announced TODAY (1/26) new leadership for the promotions’ teams appointing SAM SELOLWANE and KEITH ROTHSCHILD both Heads of Promotion.
SELOLWANE will oversee the Hip Hop, R&B and Mixshow formats, while ROTHSCHILD will oversee the Pop, Rhythm and Rock formats. Both will individually report to the company’s COO JOHN FLECKENSTEIN.
FLECKENSTEIN commented, “SAM is a passionate, forward thinking leader who is a fierce advocate for our artists. She is universally respected by both her peers and RCA family alike. KEITH is a seasoned pro who has made an immediate impact at RCA with his relentless drive and strong head for strategy. Together they represent a bold and progressive future for our RCA Promotion teams.” more »
CAPITOL RECORDS has promoted GREG MARELLA to President/Promotion & EVP/Capitol Music Group by Chairman & CEO JEFF VAUGHN.
MARELLA will continue to oversee the planning and execution of promotion strategies for the company’s portfolio of labels. In his broader CMG EVP role, he will help strategize and navigate CMG’s future course as a key member of VAUGHN’s executive management team. MARELLA is based in HOLLYWOOD in the iconic CAPITOL TOWER.
Under MARELLA, his promotion team has generated more than 40 #1 singles across all genres in the last two years, alone. Recent #1s include hits by HALSEY, LEWIS CAPALDI, LIL BABY, KATY PERRY, SAM SMITH, NIALL HORAN, MIGOS, MARSHMELLO, QUEEN NAIJA and MAGGIE ROGERS, to name only a few, as well as the latest #1 smash, “Lemonade,” from INTERNET MONEY.
VAUGHN said, “GREG’s elevation to President of Promotion reflects the impressive track record of breaking hit records he and his team have built over the past several years. GREG has a keen understanding of how promotion strategy fits into the larger picture of artist development, and he will play a key role in shaping our company’s future as a member of our executive management team. I know everyone at the TOWER joins me in congratulating GREG on this well-deserved promotion.”
MARELLA commented, "I’m incredibly proud to be leading a promotion team that is so passionate and committed to advocating for our artists and music that are the heart and soul of CMG. The company is in great hands with JEFF and MICHELLE [JUBELIRER, CMG President & COO] at the helm, and I’m excited and committed to helping our company reach new heights as a member of the executive management team.”
Formerly EVP/Promotion for three years at KEMOSABE RECORDS, MARELLA came to CMG in 2016. Prior to that he was in Senior Promotion posts at INTERSCOPE-GEFFEN-A&M and MCA RECORDS for 16 years, launching his career at PRIORITY RECORDS in 1995 as West Coast Regional Dir./Promotion. MARELLA has been involved with the successful careers of such notables as IMAGINE DRAGONS, MAROON 5, LADY GAGA, JUICY J, MARY J. BLIGE, K-CI & JOJO and BLINK 182 during his 25-year career prior to joining CMG.
ENTERCOM Top 40/Rhythmic KSFM/SACRAMENTO Brand Mgr. MICHAEL BUHRMAN adds Brand Mgr. responsibilities for clustermate Top 40/Mainstream KUDL (106.5 THE END). BUHRMAN succeeds former Brand Mgr./morning co-host TIM "RAYNE" RAINEY, who has left the station.
ENTERCOM/SACRAMENTO SVP and Market Manager STACEY KAUFFMAN commented, "MICHAEL’s years of experience and successful track record make him the natural choice to bring his expertise and leadership to an already outstanding KUDL team. His passion, energy, creativity and optimism will serve both brands extremely well into the future."
BUHRMAN added, "I am truly humbled and honored for the opportunity and privilege to take on the amazing set of call letters of KUDL here in SACRAMENTO. To be able to drive KSFM and KUDL is not a responsibility I take lightly, and I thank STACEY KAUFFMAN, JOE CALGARO [ENTERCOM/SACRAMENTO OM], DOUG ABERNATHY [ENTERCOM Regional Pres. and Market Manager] and PAT PAXTON [ENTERCOM Chief Programming Officer] for this amazing opportunity." more »
Sandra Golden (Photo: Rodney Ho)
The ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION's RODNEY HO is reporting that DICKEY Sports WCNN-A/W229AG-FM 93.7 (93.7/680 THE FAN)/ATLANTA morning co-host SANDRA GOLDEN is leaving the station after 10 years. GOLDEN's last day will be FEBRUARY 19.
THE FAN's morning show will continue minus GOLDEN with JOHN MICHAELS and BRIAN FINNERAN.
Possible COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
In a letter to President BIDEN, live event leaders AEG, BANDIT LITES, BROADWAY LEAGUE, INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES (IATSE), INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VENUE MANAGERS (IAVM), LIVE NATION, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC MERCHANTS (NAMM), the NATIONAL INDEPENDENT TALENT ORGANIZATION (NITO), the NATIONAL INDEPENDENT VENUE ASSOCIATION (NIVA), OAK VIEW GROUP (OVG), and WE MAKE EVENTS formally offer their venues, staff, and expertise to the COVID-19 vaccination effort. The pandemic has fully shuttered live event operations, leaving venues empty and the furloughed crowd-management oriented staff who operate them eager to help out and get back to work. more »
DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS and NBC will air the “2021 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” on SUNDAY, MAY 23rd at 8p (ET)/5 (PT).
"For nearly 30 years, the BBMAs have celebrated music’s greatest achievements, honoring the hottest names in music today," according to PR materials. "Unique among music awards shows, honorees are determined by performance on the BILLBOARD charts." The annual live broadcast showcases performances, collaborations and pop culture moments.
CUMULUS MEDIA News/Talk WLS-A/CHICAGO has appointed KIM GORDON as Afternoon News Anchor. GORDON joins following a 15-year broadcast journalism career with crosstown WGN-A.
WLS-A PD STEPHANIE TICHENOR said, “Finding the facts and reporting the news has never been an easy job. Doing it in this environment hasn’t made it any easier. You need experience and grit to craft a meaningful, accurate newscast and KIM GORDON has both of those qualities in spades. I’m delighted to have KIM join our 890 WLS-A News Team as the PM Drive Anchor. Her attention to facts and detail will enhance our news product and yes, she can probably teach JOHN HOWELL a thing or two about golf.”
GORDON commented, “I am thrilled to be joining the WLS news team and to be working with JOHN HOWELL in the afternoons. It’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of JOHN DEMPSEY. I’ve long admired his integrity and passion for news. I hope to continue that legacy at WLS.”
Holiday PPMs & Fall Books Today
NIELSEN AUDIO HOLIDAY '20 MONTHLY PPMs are out TODAY for NEW YORK; LOS ANGELES; CHICAGO; SAN FRANCISCO; DALLAS; HOUSTON; ATLANTA; PHILADELPHIA; NASSAU-SUFFOLK; RIVERSIDE-SAN BERNARDINO; SAN JOSE; and MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-UNION. Plus, FALL '20 Books for BEND, OR; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; CHICO, CA; DULUTH-SUPERIOR, MN; FARGO-MOREHEAD, ND; FLORENCE, SC; GRAND FORKS, ND-MN; LAREDO, TX; ST. CLOUD, MN; WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS, IA; WINCHESTER, VA; and YAKIMA, WA. Find the ratings for the subscribing stations in the ALLACCESS.COM NIELSEN AUDIO section after 2p (PT).
Coming WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27th: HOLIDAY '20 MONTHLY PPMs for WASHINGTON, DC; BOSTON; DETROIT; MIAMI; SEATTLE; PHOENIX; SAN DIEGO; MINNEAPOLIS; TAMPA; ST. LOUIS; DENVER; and BALTIMORE. Plus, FALL '20 for ABILENE, TX; COLUMBIA, MO; EAU CLAIRE, WI; GRAND ISLAND-KEARNEY, ND; JOPLIN, MO; LA CROSSE, WI; MONROE, LA; PANAMA CITY, FL; PARKERSBURG-MARIETTA, WV-OH; ROCHESTER, MN; and WHEELING, WV.
DUNES 102FM LLC (DUNES RADIO) is selling Classic Hits WGTX (102.3 THE DUNES)/TRURO, MA (CAPE COD) to GCJH, INC. for $180,000 plus a $20,000 advertising credit for MEWS RESTAURANT.
In other filings with the FCC, HISPANIC OUTREACH MINISTRIES, INC. is selling Spanish Religion KXOI-A (RADIO ALABANZA)/CRANE-ODESSA, TX to HISPANIC FAMILY CHRISTIAN NETWORK, INC. for $200,000.
RADIO BORINQUEN, INC. is selling Spanish News-Talk WBQN-A-W221EL/BARCELONETA-MANATI, PR to WIFREDO G. BLANCO-PI for $150,000.
FAMILY-LIFE MEDIA-COM, INC. is selling Classic Hits WTYM-A-W279DN (103.7 THE RIVER)/KITTANNING, PA to LIGHTNER COMMUNICATIONS LLC for $70,000 plus an LMA before closing. more »
Fashion designer JOSEPH ABBOUD is joining the lineup at RED APPLE MEDIA News-Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK beginning SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6th at 5p as the host of "Threads," a one-hour lifestyle radio program that looks at fashion and design.
ABBOUD will explore the evolution of one of the most creative industries on the face of the earth, and how it weaves through our culture and our lives.
During the global pandemic, SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT KALW (Radio 91.7) has removed announcing staff and replaced them with automation. On TUESDAY, JANUARY 26th, KALW staff, radio hosts, and unionized musicians from across the nation will speak out at the San Francisco Unified School District board meeting via ZOOM to bring back local on-air talents.
“Automation has resulted in embarrassing technical glitches, such as long stretches of dead air, the wrong programs being broadcast, and programs accidentally being repeated. Automation means the reduction of live-hosted programs and live music performances which have been an important hallmark of KALW’s programming,” said KALW Announcer and SEIU 1021 member JOANN MAR. more »
SOUNDSTRIPE, a provider of unlimited, royalty-free music, stock video, and sound effects, has hired SOURAV NAYAK as VP/Finance. He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s financial strategy, capital raising, product pricing, financial planning and analysis, and treasury, reporting to co-founders and Co-CEOs MICAH SANNAN and TRAVIS TERRELL.
“Growing almost 5,000% in three years and landing in the INC. 2020 Top 5 fastest-growing private media companies was a huge accomplishment and a wild ride, and at the same time, has really highlighted the need for a strong leader over our financial team who is familiar with handling this kind of exponential growth,” said MICAH SANNAN. “With 20 years of experience in corporate finance and investments, investment banking, financial strategy, and capital raising verticals for high-growth industries, TRAVIS [TERRELL] and I knew SOURAV was the right person to support SOUNDSTRIPE as we continue to find new ways to build our creative community.” more »
AUDIONAMIX (ADX), an AI-driven audio isolation company hires CORY SIMS, an experienced music licensing expert and tech advisor to establish new relationships in the music business for ADX. SIMS comes from years of experience working with music licensing, music creation, artist management, and music technology. He will be speaking at both CES and NAMM this month representing ADX.
“CORY’s expertise in both sync licensing and music technology makes him the perfect liaison between our best-in-class AI stemming solutions and the needs of the music industry,” explains AUDIONAMIX GM/NORTH AMERICA ELLIE MCNEIL. “We remain committed to offering the most powerful AI algorithms exclusively as custom solutions for content owners.” more »
Since JULY 2020, the INDEPENDENT BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION (IBA) has been testing workflow systems for traffic, billing, and production. RADIO WORKFLOW has been selected as the “Software of Choice” to fully integrate all operations of broadcast operations of any size. It seamlessly connects sales, traffic, billing, and the on-air product to manage all internal operations of the broadcast company but also to eliminate common mistakes that result in lost billing. YIELD MANAGEMENT is currently being integrated.
“The endorsement by the INDEPENDENT BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION is exciting and humbling at the same time”, said RADIO WORKFLOW, INC. President/co-owner ROBERT MASCHIO. “We work tirelessly to exceed the needs and expectations of broadcasters, both small and large, worldwide. This recognition by the ASSOCIATION is meaningful to RADIO WORKFLOW and supports the endorsement of broadcasters who have achieved a better product, at a reduced cost, with our integrated platform”. more »
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT's COMMERCIAL MUSIC GROUP has promoted JESSICA SHAW to SVP/Sync Licensing for the division.
SHAW will serve as Head of the SONY MUSIC SYNCSHIP, the centralized sync licensing team housed within the COMMERCIAL MUSIC GROUP, and lead CMG’s sync-related creative and licensing activities across all entertainment media, including film, television, commercials, video games and emerging new media. She will focus on driving SONY MUSIC’s sync licensing priorities and developing a range of new sync opportunities in support of the company’s frontline labels, international repertoire and legendary back catalog of recordings and visual content. more »
Greg Morceri: New Strategy & Content Consultant
AMERICAN PRIVATE RADIO adds programming consultant and former COX COMMUNICATIONS Chief Programming Consultant GREG MOCERI as "Our American Stories" Strategy and Content consultant. The nightly program is now heard on over 300 stations nationwide.
AMERICAN PRIVATE RADIO CEO and host LEE HABEEB, said, "We're thrilled to have GREG as a part of the team. We've long admired his well-earned standing in the business, his ability to help stations and talent be better versions of themselves, and his all-around excellence and cheerfulness, too. He is already making a real difference."
MORCERI added, "I have always been about content. "Our American Stories" exemplifies this. Uplifting, wonderful stories about our nation's most connecting and emotionally gravitating people in our amazing past and present.. Just uplifting daily reminders, from people you may know, and people you don’t. A perfect antidote to division, politics and the anger of day. Honored to be part of this brand and product."
For more information on "Our American Stories" and market availability click here.
Jessica Goldenberg Appointed To SoundExchange Board
SOUNDEXCHANGE adds WMG VP/Digital Strategy & Business Development JESSICA GOLDENBERG to its board of directors.
“JESSICA’s expertise, experience, and values will be tremendous assets as our board and company help drive the modernization of the music industry,” said Pres./CEO MICHAEL HUPPE “Her understanding of how technology is changing the industry, and the business and legal complexities that transformation brings, is invaluable. We’re fortunate to have her as a member of the SOUNDEXCHANGE board.”
INTERSCOPE GEFFEN A&M has signed a joint venture with ADAM MERSEL’s IMMERSIVE RECORDS label. MERSEL is best known as a manager of GRAMMY, EMMY and TONY AWARD-winner BEN PLATT.
He previously helped guide BEBE REXHA to diamond-certified status and worked closely with such artists as SARA BAREILLES and ROBIN THICKE.
The first release under the new deal is the debut single from LILHUDDY (aka CHASE HUDSON) who is the star of MACHINE GUN KELLY’s recent "Downfalls High" musical film experience. "21st Century Vampire," the debut single, was co-written with LILHUDDY along with NICK LONG, JAKE TOREEY and ANDY SELTZER. more »
JACONS MEDIA Pres. FRED JACOBS points out on his recent blog post, "On paper, this year's SUPER BOWL matchup looks pretty good. True, neither team hails from a Top 5 market like NEW YORK or L.A. And we really don't have a storied NFL franchise in the game, like the PACKERS or PATRIOTS.
"But we do have a classic battle of quarterbacks, each representing the past and future of the league. KANSAS CITY's PATRICK MAHOMES is 25 years-old and is already playing for his second consecutive trophy.
"On the other end of the spectrum, TOM BRADY – the ageless wonder – suits up with his new team, the TAMPA BAY BUCS in a quest for his record seventh SUPER BOWL win. (He currently holds the record with six of those gaudy rings.) At 43 years-old, BRADY is breaking millions of NEW ENGLAND hearts with his new team."
Read the full post here.
Debuts Thursday Night At 11p
NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS Alternative WEQX/MANCHESTER, VT-ALBANY, NY has teamed with OLD MILL ROAD MEDIA to launch "CLEAN JAMS," a new one-hour specialty show on THURSDAY evenings at 11p, hosted by BENJAMIN LERNER. The weekly program will spotlight Rap, Hip-Hop, and Recovery. LERNER is a VERMONT-based Composer, Writer, Classical Pianist, and Recovery Advocate. The show debuts JANUARY 28th.
In addition to Sober Rap & Hip-Hop music, each episode includes a guest interview with a health professional, musician, politician, lawyer or other recovery partner, discussing addiction and sobriety. VERMONT’s Health Commissioner, DR. MARK LEVINE is the first guest.
“I am very excited for CLEAN JAMS,” explains LERNER. “WEQX is a powerful platform and amazing opportunity for community outreach and continued efforts to make a difference in the opioid epidemic. I am grateful and humbled.”
FRANKLIN, TN-based nonprofit PORTER's CALL, which is celebrating 20 years of offering free counseling and support to touring recording artists, has appointed MATT SIGNORE as the next President of its Board of Directors. The 30-year music industry executive was most recently COO of WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE until his departure in DECEMBER (NET NEWS 7/1/20).
In addition to taking on this appointment, SIGNORE is launching SEMPRE COSI, an independent venture focused on mentoring executives and artists, while helping companies develop their people strategy.
“When I met MATT four years ago, we became instant pals," said PORTER'S CALL Exec. Dir./Founder AL ANDREWS. "During the course of our friendship, I saw his deep love and concern for artists. As he assumes the role of Board President, he arrives at a time where his years of experience of leadership in the music industry and his heart for artists coincides with our need to grow. In order to meet the growing number of artists needing help during these difficult and unprecedented months, we are honored to have him lead the way. In addition, we will be having more Italian meals at board functions.” more »
Congratulations to BIG LOUD's HARDY, who earned 38 MEDIABASE new adds this week for his single, "Give Heaven Some Hell," making it the most-added record in Country radio this week. The single has a total of 43 adds to date.
Kudos to BIG LOUD VP/Promotion STACY BLYTHE, Dir./National Promotion ALI MATKOSKY, National Dir./Radio Marketing KENNY JAY, Dir./SOUTHEAST Promotion TYLER WAUGH, Dir./NORTHEAST Promotion NIKKI WOOD, Dir./WEST COAST Promotion DAVE KIRTH, Dir./MIDWEST Promotion JOHN D'AMICO, Dir./SOUTHWEST Promotion BRITTANI KOSTER, Coord./Promotion SARAH HEADLEY and Coordinator/Data & Research GIULIANA "G" MIGNONE. more »
WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC (WCM) NASHVILLE has signed PRISCILLA BLOCK to a global publishing deal. BLOCK rose to fame on social platform TIKTOK, which led to a record deal with MERCURY NASHVILLE and INDENT RECORDS (NET NEWS 9/23/20). Her debut single, "Just About Over You," impacted radio last OCTOBER, and is currently climbing the MEDIABASE Country chart.
“What struck me and RYAN [BEUSCHEL, WCM NASHVILLE VP/A&R] when we met PRISCILLA was her perseverance and her unapologetic and honest take on songwriting," said WCM NASHVILLE President/CEO BEN VAUGHN. "She’s an original artist with a point of view and a legion of loyal fans already behind her. Watch out world.” more »
DALLAS-based CLEAR MEDIA NETWORK has added a new hip-hop music format to their current 24/7 radio network. programmed by MARK McCRAY, .
“We realized very quickly that no one in the market is offering a quality 24/7 HIP HOP music format,” he said. “We believe our dynamic programming, experience and passion for the hip-hop genre and format will set us apart and give us a very competitive market position”.
McCRAY is an award-winning PD and OM in the Urban/Top 40 Rhythmic radio market, including Adult R&B. He brings 30-years of broadcast and programming experience from ABC, CBS , REACH MEDIA, and RADIO ONE. MARK previously led programming operations in DALLAS, HOUSTON, ST. LOUIS, AUSTIN and WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Added COO GARY SPURGEON, “There is no one more experienced and knowledgeable than MARK when it comes to hip-hop and Top 40/Rhythmic programming. The addition of hip-hop to our current slate of 10 formats, will only enhance our market position, make us more competitive, and help those radio operators looking for a hip-hop format alternative.”.
For more information on how to become an affiliate with CLEAR MEDIA NETWORK, contact GARY SPURGEON at (972).674.3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Launch In April
Radio consultant ANDY MEADOWS will launch four new music radio formats -- Hits, Country, Hip Hop and Rock -- under his new PLAYLIST FM brand on MONDAY, APRIL 5th. Watch the launch trailer here.
Station affiliates will get a custom daily music log, imaging voice and production, weekly video content for their websites and social feeds, daily blog posts, user and artist generated content, network prizes and more for a $2,000 monthly affiliate fee. Multi-format and multi-station discounts are available. On-air talent can be added for an additional fee. Those interested can also opt into the revenue sharing program where PLAYLIST FM sells the inventory online and provides 100% of the creative. Affiliate stations can adopt the PLAYLIST FM branding, or keep their own and add "A PLAYLIST FM station" as a secondary positioner. They may also sign up for a digital content only partnership, which still has the option for the revenue sharing program. more »
Claire & Silas
ALL ACCESS sends big love and huge congrats to ALL ACCESS EAST COAST Top 40 Editor DAVE HOEFFEL and his wife DONNA on the birth of daughter CLAIRE's first child, SILAS, making them first-time grandparents.
SILAS is the son of CLAIRE and dad RYAN BARNES, and he was born YESTERDAY, (1/25) at 4:20p (ET) and weighed in a healthy 7lbs & 12ozs. Mom, Dad and SILAS are all happy, and DAVE & DONNA are looking at YOUTUBE videos as reminders on how to diaper a baby, again. Send your congrats to DAVE & DONNA, here!
Trey Songz (Photo: lev radin / Shutterstock.com)
Artist TREY SONGZ was arrested SUNDAY (1/24) at the AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME in KANSAS CITY featuring the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS and the BUFFALO BILLS.
During the game, at ARROWHEAD STADIUM, SONGZ ended up in a tussle with officers from the KANSAS CITY PD. SONGZ reportedly was not following COVID-19 safety protocols while in the stadium. SONGZ spent the night in custody and was released in the morning pending further investigation.
KSHB-TV/KANSAS CITY has more here.
Ron Campbell (Nick Folger)
RON CAMPBELL, a legendary animator who worked on both THE BEATLES' "Yellow Submarine" and "The SATURDAY Morning BEATLES Cartoon Series," as well as dozens of SATURDAY animations, has passed away at the age of 81.
CAMPBELL’s career began In 1958 with cartoons such as "Popeye," "Beetle Bailey" and "Krazy Kat" in his native AUSTRALIA. His career spanned the entire golden age of SATURDAY morning cartoons, lasting 50 years. He retired in 2008 with the show "Ed, Edd, n Eddy."
Making cartoon features was something RON had dreamed of since he was six years old when he learned that the shorts of "Tom & Jerry" that he saw in the theaters were only drawings. He was amazed that he could make drawings that could come to life….and that was it. He said he never woke up a day in his life and thought…damn I have to go to work.
Some of the many cartoons in which CAMPBELL had his hand in include "Scooby-Doo," "Smurfs," "Rugrats," "Flintstones," "Jetsons," "Yogi Bear," "Winnie the Pooh," "Cool McCool," "Sesame Street," "The Big Blue Marble," "George Of The Jungle," "Super Chicken," "Tom Slick," "Captain Caveman" and "Harlem Globetrotters," among many others.,
After his retirement in 2008, RON wanted a second act in life so he started creating paintings based on the cartoons that he was involved in (much like animator CHUCK JONES, who did this in his retirement a generation before ). As he started touring the U.S., visiting art galleries and meeting the audience that grew up with his cartoons, RON realized something that never occurred to him at the time…..the incredible impact that cartoons had on the audience.
If anyone is interested in a hand-signed RON CAMPBELL giclee, contact SCOTT SEGELBAUM at email@example.com or (610) 389-1807.
Condolences to the family and friends of music industry veteran WENDY LEEDS. Husband STEVE and daughter KATIE shared that her death was brought on by complications of COVID-19 following a struggle with MS for over 30 years.
Born in ABERDEEN, MD, WENDY LEEDS was a longtime resident of HAWORTH, NJ. After graduation from SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, her career in broadcasting began at WXLO/NEW YORK, working with BARRY MAYO. WENDY was then appointed MD at WPIX/NEW YORK, where she converted the station to smooth jazz outlet WQCD, and served as PD. She subsequently worked for WNEW-A and MUSIC CHOICE.
In addition to her husband STEVE, an executive at SIRIUSXM/PANDORA, and her beloved daughter KATIE, an associate director at THE ORCHARD, WENDY is survived by her mother MARILYN SILVERSHEIN, and brothers GREG (ANDREA) and BILLY (DEBBIE). Wendy is also survived by her brother-in-law, artist manager HARVEY LEEDS (NANCY), as well as seven nieces and nephews. Due to COVID regulations; graveside services will be held privately at MOUNT JUDAH CEMETERY. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in honor of WENDY LEEDS to the MS Clinic at HOLY NAME HOSPITAL in TEANECK, NJ.
Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett (Photo: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR's GABBY BARRETT and husband CADE FOEHNER welcomed their baby girl, BAYLAH MAY, last week (1/18), and just revealed her birth. The couple, who wed in OCTOBER 2019 (NET NEWS 10/7/19), met as contestants on season 16 of ABC-TV's "AMERICAN IDOL."
"Gotten to spend a very sweet week with our newest addition," BARRETT posted on her INSTAGRAM page. "Meet our girl BAYLAH MAY FOEHNER 1.18.21."
Ellen Degeneres Is 63 (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
ALL ACCESS Happy Birthday wishes on TUESDAY (1/26) to S-CURVE/BMG Head Of Pop Promotion LEE LEIPSNER, HOWARD ROSEN PROMOTION’s HOWARD ROSEN, iHEARTMEDIA/DALLAS' STACIE CLARK, WMHK/COLUMBIA, SC APD MIKE WESTON, W&B BROADCASTING owner RENE BELL, MCVAY NEW MEDIA's DAN HALYBURTON, former KPLX/DALLAS’ HOLLYWOOD HENDERSON, KLAL/LITTLE ROCK APD ED JOHNSON, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL RADIO NETWORKS' KEN MARTIN, KUBL/SALT LAKE CITY PD TRAVIS MOON, WBAM/MONTGOMERY's JOHN NORRIS, ALBANY BROADCASTING/ALBANY OM JON REILLY, former KASH/ANCHORAGE’s BILL STEWART, VALORY MUSIC’s DON GOSSELIN, MEI YOUNG VOICEOVERS Pres. MEI YOUNG, WPOW/MIAMI’s OMAR JANNOUN, former KQRA-KOSP/SPRINGFIELD, MO OM/PD KRISTEN BERGMAN, WDZH/DETROIT's SID JONES, former WNDV/SOUTH BEND PD KAREN RITE, WWWZ-WMGL/CHARLESTON, SC KATHY BROWN, former WHCN/HARTFORD’s DAVID FISCH and to NEUHOFF/SPRINGFIELD, IL OM JOSH ROBERTS. more »
MATT STEVENS, JENNIFER LISS, DAN PEARSON, JAMES HOWARD, MAYNARD, JANA SUTTER, MIKE O'REILLY, JOE GREENWALD, GARRETT CAPONE, JORDAN ALAMAT, JEFF MORAD, ALLAN BENEDICT, PRISCILLA BLOCK, MATT SIGNORE, ANDY MEADOWS, LINDSAY ELL, HARDY, GABBY BARRETT & CADE FOEHNER, RORY FEEK, MIKE MARRONE, RICH ROBINSON, JACK BARTON, ELLIE SANDERS, ORLANDO DAVIS, NANCY BARROW, SHADY SPENCER, KRISTINA KAGE, GLENN AURE, ELROY SMITH, KEN JOHNSON, BRIAN JONES, SAM SELOWANE, LIL J, STEVE NELSON, MATT CARTER, ELIAS CHIOS, ROB GOLDKLANG, LISA SONKIN.