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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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ATLANTIC RECORDS has promoted KEVIN HOLIDAY to EVP/Black Music Promotion. Most recently he was SVP/Urban Promotion. He succeeds JULIETTE JONES, who recently resigned. (NET NEWS 6/2). He will report to Pres./Black Music MIKE KYSER.
Chair/COO JULIE GREENWALD said, “KEVIN literally grew up at this company. From day one, he’s been a passionate advocate for our artists, who love him and his relentless devotion to their music and their long-term careers.
"KEVIN’s played a pivotal role in taking our prominence in Black Music to new heights, and I’m thrilled to be able to announce this richly ... more »
In Brooklyn, NY
The VMAs return to NEW YORK CITY on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th airing live from BARCLAYS CENTER.
MTV is collaborating with 9/11 DAY, the nonprofit that began and leads the federally recognized SEPTEMBER 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, for a series of service-oriented activities during the week leading up to the VMAs.
The VMAs wil air across MTV’s global platforms in more than 175 countries and territories, reaching nearly 400 million households in nearly 30 different languages.
APPLE's WWDC 2021 keynote offered a slew of updates to the company's operating systems and some additional privacy-centric app features.
iOS 15 for iPHONE will include FaceTime enhancements including 3D audio, portrait mode, and a grid view and links to scheduled calls in the manner of ZOOM invitations (FaceTime will also become available on Android and Windows through browsers); ShareTime, allowing users to share screens or audio; an overhauled iMessage app and new notifications; a link-aggregating "shared with you" feature collecting links sent by others; a Focus mode to hide distracting apps; a new camera ... more »
The FCC's Media Bureau has proposed a $1,500 fine against SOLI DEO GLORIA FM, LLC for filing a late license renewal application for K266AK/ASPEN, CO.
The Bureau charged that the application was due on DECEMBER 1, 2020 but not filed until JANUARY 14, 2021 with no explanation offered.
Futurist and PUBLICIS GROUPE Senior Advisor RISHAD TOBACCOWALA will deliver a keynote presentation, “The Great Reinvention: What Does That Look Like in 2022 and Beyond?,” at the NAB and RAB's RADIO SHOW's closing session on OCTOBER 14th.
“We are delighted to have RISHAD TOBACCOWALA join us in LAS VEGAS for the RADIO SHOW,” said RAB Pres./CEO ERICA FARBER. “His expertise on reinvention is invaluable as the audio industry continues to evolve the medium and innovate for new audiences.”
APPLE MUSIC has officially launched Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, features added to the platform at no additional subscription cost.
Spatial Audio is being implemented on thousands of songs across all genres, with special curated playlists and a badge on the detail page along with a special guide using songs from MARVIN GAYE and THE WEEKND to demonstrate how Spatial Audio works. The platform includes support for DOLBY ATMOS. LOGIC PRO will be updated later this year to allow musicians to create and mix their songs in APPLE MUSIC-compatible Spatial Audio. And APPLE MUSIC will play songs in the Spatial Audio format by default on ... more »
Downloads Down 8% Week-To-Week, Down 13% Year-To-Year In Podtrac Weekly Podcast Data Release For May 31-June 6
PODTRAC's weekly podcast listening data for its measured shows for MAY 31-JUNE 6 showed downloads down 8% from the previous week and down 13% on a year-to-year basis.
As for growth in "top categories" for PODTRAC measured shows, download growth for the 52-week period from JUNE 1, 2020 to JUNE 6, 2021 was -9% for Arts, -19% for Business, 0% for Comedy, -40% for Education, -7% for History, -27% for News, -6% for Science, -13% for Society & Culture, -9% for Sports, and +44% for True Crime. Week-to-week growth was 2021 was -2% for Arts, -11% for Business, -12% for Comedy, -3% for Education, +3% for History, -13% for News, -6% for Science, -5% for Society & Culture, -11% for Sports, and +3% for True Crime.
April '21 Books
NIELSEN AUDIO APRIL '21 arrive TODAY for JACKSON, MS. Find the 12+ ratings for the subscribing stations in the ALLACCESS.COM NIELSEN AUDIO section after 2p (PT).
MAY '21 PPM MONTHLY results will be released beginning JUNE 14th.
MAY '21 Diary Markets arrive beginning JUNE 22nd.
Open For Biz
The call for entries for the 30th anniversary RADIO MERCURY AWARDS is officially open. Fifteen trophies will be awarded in 12 categories, and the final round judges have the option to also award a Best of Show winner.
Starting this year, THE RADIO MERCURY AWARDS are now accepting entries in any language for work that was broadcast, aired digitally, released or transmitted initially and primarily in the U.S. and its territories.
The call for entry deadline is on MONDAY, AUGUST 9th. Finalists for the show will be announced in late SEPTEMBER and winners will be announced at the virtual 2021 RADIO MERCURY AWARDS event on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.
SIRIUSXM RADIO INC's offering of $1.5 billion of 4.0% Senior Notes due 2028 in a private offering to institutional buyers (NET NEWS 6/7) has been priced at $2 billion.
The net proceeds will be used to redeem all of SIRIUSXM's outstanding 3.875% Senior Notes due 2022, which it can redeem beginning AUGUST 1st, and to partially repay some of its debt under its senior secured credit facility. The sale is expected to close on or around JUNE 21st.
GRAY TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC is spinning off its only radio property, Regional Mexican KTXC (LA LEY 104.7)/LAMESA-MIDLAND, TX to VCY AMERICA, INC. for $650,000. GRAY acquired the station when it bought RAYCOM for $3.65 billion in a deal that closed in JANUARY 2019.
In other filings with the FCC, ROCKY MOUNTAIN RADIO GROUP LLC is selling Triple A KKVM (104.7 THE MILE)/VAIL, CO and its booster KKVM-FM3/DILLON, CO and Alternative KZYR (97.7 THE ZEPHYR)/AVON-VAIL, CO to KNS BROADCASTING, LLC for $695,000 plus a time brokerage agreement before closing.
Filing for STAs were FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING, INC. (KAMY/LUBBOCK, TX, ... more »
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MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC. of PENNSYLVANIA has promoted News-Talk WEEO-F (NEWS TALK 103.7 FM)/CHAMBERSBURG, PA-HAGERSTOWN, MD GM PATRICK RYAN to VP of the company, adding oversight of the company's News-Talk WKEZ (KEYSTALK 96.9)/TAVERNIER-KEY LARGO, FL, News-Talk WPIK (KEYSTALK 102.5)/SUMMERLAND KEY-KEY WEST, FL, and Dance WGAY (PARTY 105.7)/SUGARLOAF KEY-KEY WEST, FL.
Pres. MICHAEL STAPLEFORD said, “PAT has been an instrumental part of the growth of MAGNUM BROADCASTING even before he assumed his role as GM of our GEORGIA properties years ago. Ever since we first managed WKLL-FM/UTICA, NY in the early '90s as GM and ... more »
RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC RADIO/THE PUBLIC'S RADIO Assistant GM and former Chief Progress Officer ANN ALQUIST has been named Executive Dir./GM at UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM News-Talk WBHM/BIRMINGHAM, AL, effective JULY 6th.
“ANN is a smart and talented leader whose passion for public radio is evident,” said UAB Chief Communications Officer JIM BAKKEN. “WBHM provides an invaluable service to the Birmingham community and beyond, and ANN has the ability and vision to chart a course and inspire an incredibly talented team at WBHM to best serve listeners and our region.”
“It is an honor to ... more »
Rosenberg (Photo: Hot 97.com)
MEDIACO Top 40/Rhythmic WQHT (HOT 97)/NEW YORK EBRO IN THE MORNING co-host PETER ROSENBERG has released his debut album, "Real Late." The 13-track album features GHOSTFACE KILLAH, METHOD MAN, WESTSIDE GUNN, STYLES P, and more.
ROSENBERG tells ALL ACCESS' PETE JONES, "I have wanted to do an album for a while, I would say the last few years. This specific version of what the album turned out to be started to become a thing after a few months of quarantine, really in the fall, like SEPTEMBER. When I saw how productive artists were capable of being at home, I thought this might be the best time to get things ... more »
CUMULUS MEDIA News-Talk WLS-A/CHICAGO is replacing a two-hour SATURDAY afternoon "best of" block with a new show hosted by a pair of CHICAGO radio veterans.
WENDY SNYDER and RAMBLIN' RAY STEVENS will host "THE WENDY AND RAY SHOW" on SATURDAYS 5-7p (CT) starting this weekend. SNYDER and STEVENS have been co-hosting a podcast since SNYDER's longtime radio partner BILL LEFF left to concentrate on his TV duties as host of the "TOON IN WITH ME" cartoon block on MeTV.
Longtime SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS broadcaster DUANE KUIPER announced MONDAY that he will be missing games during the remainder of the season while he undergoes chemotherapy for an undisclosed medical condition.
KUIPER released as statement saying, “I wanted to let you know that I may be missing a few more GIANTS broadcasts than usual and I wanted to share what’s going on with me. After some tests and visits with doctors, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that requires me to immediately begin chemotherapy treatment. I feel very fortunate that I have an incredibly talented team of doctors and healthcare specialists ... more »
After resigning from his morning show post at PRESS COMMUNICATIONS Classic Rock WWZY (107.1 THE BOSS)/MONMOUTH-OCEAN, NJ, YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 6/7), BILL FOX has revealed that he's been named Brand Manager and afternoon on-air talent at MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Country WDEZ/WAUSAU, WI. The move marks a return to the Country format for FOX, who did mornings at TOWNSQUARE MEDIA WOKQ/PORTSMOUTH, NH prior to arriving in NEW JERSEY.
The position at WDEZ had been vacant since JOHN RICHARDS' departure in FEBRUARY. FOX's first day on the job will be MONDAY, JUNE 21st.
FOX commented, “I’m trading in my ... more »
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WINSTON-SALEM-GREENSBORO BROADCASTING CO LLC has relaunched Oldies WCOG-A/GREENSBORO, moving the music into more recent decades with a Classic Hits format.
The current owner recently bought the station from CURTIS MEDIA's CRESCENT MEDIA GROUP LLC for $160,000 and flipped it from Sports to Oldies in a simulcast with sister Oldies WTOB-A-W242CC/WINSTON-SALEM. WCOG plans to add a translator simulcast via W285GA, the construction permit for which was acquired along with WCOG, in the near future.
Country KMOK/LEWISTON, ID has re-branded from "THE OUTLAW 106.9" to "CANYON COUNTRY 106.9." The move follows the MAY closing of the sale of KMOK and its sister stations, Country KRLC-A, Top 40 KVTY (Y-105), and K226CT, from IDA-VEND COMPANY to MCVEY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC (NET NEWS 5/19).
"Boomin' through HELLS CANYON with 100,000 watts of the VALLEY's favorite Country music," is the station's positioning statement. "KMOK is live and local radio with interactive DJs, contests, and community spirit. The best songs, the biggest stars. This is CANYON COUNTRY."
The ... more »
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TOWNSQUARE MEDIA has announced TEXARKANA Market President/Chief Revenue Officer BRIAN SINES will now oversee the company's LAFAYETTE and LAKE CHARLES, LA local media clusters and drive strategic sales and content initiatives across the SOUTHERN LOUISIANA region. He will report to TOWNSQUARE SVP TODD LAWLEY.
Said LAWLEY, “When we promoted BRIAN to oversee TEXARKANA, we knew he would do an amazing job, but he has exceeded our very high expectations in building a best-in-class operation and fully leveraging the TOWNSQUARE playbook. BRIAN’s track record of strong leadership, strategic mindset and the ability to ... more »
TUNEIN has named two new members to its executive team. Former FOX ENTERTAINMENT VP/Digital Operations and IMDb Video and International Business Development Principal JENNIFER COLLINS has been named SVP/Business Development, based in LOS ANGELES and reporting to Chief Legal Officer/GM of Distribution YASMIN COFFEY, and former FIRST LOOK MEDIA SVP/Marketing SUZANNE PARK has been named SVP/Marketing, based in NEW YORK and reporting to CRO ROB DEICHERT.
“It’s my privilege to welcome JENNIFER and SUZANNE to our talented team to which they bring deep media industry expertise that will greatly serve TUNEIN as we continue our ... more »
Podcast and radio advertising agency AD RESULTS MEDIA has added five new executives to its team.
TONY CARNEVALE, who has created and produced branded-content podcasts including MCDONALD's "THE SAUCE" and FRISKIES' "DEAR KITTEN," has been named Creative Director, based in HOUSTON; HOUSTON ROCKETS Manager of Premium & Suite Activation JEMINA MACHARRY will serve as Dir./Business Development, also based in HOUSTON; HAVAS EDGE VP/Strategy PATTY MERTES has been named VP/Media, based in LOS ANGELES; former AT&T ENTERTAINMENT GROUP/AUDIENCE NETWORK Sr Mgr./Audio & Integrated Sales DESHA RUNNELS has ... more »
New App & Logo
BEATPORT has unveiled an interactive new iOS mobile app for its LINK integrated streaming product subscribers. BEATPORT LINK allows DJs to manage large online libraries and integrate their libraries with DJ software and hardware. The new mobile app is available in the APPLE APPSTORE here.
BEATPORT CEO ROBB MCDANIELS commented, "Over the last two years we have been relentless in our mission to develop products that empower our customers. BEATPORT LINK is the centerpiece of our strategy to give our customers the ability to stream the richest collection of electronic music available anywhere. This new mobile app is ... more »
The INDEPENDENT BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION’s next free webinar for members will feature VERITONE Managing Director of Broadcast Solutions PAUL CRAMER, pitching his company’s services in a presentation called “How VERITONE's AI Is Helping Radio Grow Revenue and Retain Clients.” The webinar will stream on JUNE 15th at 4p (ET), and attending IBA members will each receive a $10 UBEREATS gift card from VERITONE
“Attribution has become increasingly more important to advertisers, including local advertisers,” said ADAMS RADIO GROUP CEO and IBA Pres. RON STONE.
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vCREATIVE and QUU have unveiled a new integration allowing vCREATIVE users to publish "Visual Quus" messages on car dashboards for clients that use QUU’s advertising services. Users can produce and send the messages using vCREATIVE's vPPO digital advertising production workflow system.
“We love that QUU brings new opportunities for radio to engage with listeners and drive incremental revenue,” said vCREATIVE CEO SUSIE HEDRICK. “We’re excited to bring this connection to our customers as part of our mission to provide unique and advanced services that save time and make ... more »
JACOBS MEDIA Pres. FRED JACOBS takes to the company blog to share, "Given the disruption our industry has faced over the past year, marketing is a priority for radio. Millions have picked up stakes, moving to new cities and states. For radio, that means introducing a station to new listeners, while re-introducing former ones, as they return to their workplaces.
"But given the revenue performance of the industry over the past many quarters, marketing dollars are at a premium. That's a nice way of saying that for most stations, promotional budgets are non-existent. But smart stations have a weapon – a virtually ... more »
BLAST, the only all-audio platform where listeners can hear directly from their favorite artists, officially launches today, enabling artists the freedom to broadcast content they may never publish elsewhere with the press of one button.
Broadcasts on BLAST are only available for 24 hours, created with a simple piece of hardware, BLAST BOX. Artists plug any audio equipment into the device with an RCA cable, connect the device to their BLAST RADIO profile with BLUETOOTH, then press one button to broadcast live on the BLAST RADIO app.
Listeners follow artists and are notified when they broadcast. They can then tune ... more »
TRITON DIGITAL has integrated INDIA's advertising platform PAYTUNES with its programmatic marketplace.
“We are proud to partner with TRITON DIGITAL, and to provide our clients with access to their renowned marketplace and wide array of inventory,” said PAYTUNES CEO GAURAV TIWARI. “Audio is an incredibly efficient and effective vehicle for reaching target audiences in a personal and engaging manner and is helping an increasing amount of publishers grow their audience and generate incremental revenue every day.”
“We are pleased to partner with PAYTUNES on this integration, and to provide ... more »
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Set For Friday, June 18th
BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP's Classic Rock WMGK/PHILADELPHIA has announced the 15th Annual JOHN DEBELLA VETERANS RADIOTHON live broadcast will take place on FRIDAY, JUNE 18th from 6a to 6p (ET) live from outside the WMGK studios.
DEBELLA will encourage listeners to call 1-800-678-WMGK (9645) or go to WMGK.com to make a donation. In conjunction with the RADIOTHON, the station will also conduct a series of eBay auctions that will be accessible on the station's web site.
Listeners will be able to participate in the EBAY auctions featuring a chance to guest co-host the JOHN DEBELLA SHOW, as well as bid on ... more »
MICHIGAN RADIO and ARISE DETROIT! will partner to form a COMMUNITY REPORTING ENGAGEMENT COUNCIL. The mission of the group is to strengthen networking with communities of color, serve as a sounding board and inform news coverage that is for and about the city. A key goal of the initiative is to strengthen MICHIGAN RADIO’s relationships with diverse communities throughout the city and to bring their stories and perspective to life to the station’s 800,000+ monthly listeners across the state.
ARISE DETROIT! executive director LUTHER KEITH commented, "We are excited by this partnership. This is a great ... more »
CUMULUS MEDIA regionally syndicated morning show ZAZZA MORNINGS, hosted by TONY ZAZZA, has partnered with THE ZAZZA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION to launch “ZAZZA’S COMMUNITY KIDS!,” a recognition program for area youth.
Each week, the foundation chooses a child to recognize and celebrate, and spotlights them on-air on FRIDAYS. To hear the stories from “ZAZZA’S COMMUNITY KIDS!” that have aired, visit zza.fm/kids.
ZAZZA said, “This program is designed to encourage kids in our community to make a difference and spotlight those who are doing incredible things and leading by ... more »
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Martell (Photo: Sean Rayford)
Country music pioneer LINDA MARTELL will be recognized with the CMT Equal Play Award during this year's "CMT Music Awards," airing WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9th at 7p (CT). The award honors MARTELL for her place in music history, including her achievement as the first Black female solo Country artist to perform on the GRAND OLE OPRY. CARRIE UNDERWOOD, DARIUS RUCKER, JENNIFER NETTLES, MICKEY GUYTON, RHIANNON GIDDENS and RISSI PALMER are among the artists who will honor MARTELL on the show.
MARTELL released three Pop-Country singles in the '70s, including a then unprecedented top 25-peaking BILLBOARD Hot Country Chart ... more »
CAPITOL NASHVILLE's DIERKS BENTLEY has revealed the lineup for his upcoming SEVEN PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL (NET NEWS 5/27), taking place from FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd through SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th in BUENA VISTA, CO. KEITH URBAN and BENTLEY will headline. Also set to perform are: KIP MOORE, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, RANDY HOUSER, HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS, CLAY WALKER, TRAVIS DENNING, INGRID ANDRESS, MOLLY TUTTLE, MARK CHESNUTT, CAITLYN SMITH, HAILEY WHITTERS, PAM TILLIS, CALLISTA CLARK, JACKSON DEAN, RAY FULCHER, WILLIE JONES, CAROLINE JONES, RAPIDGRASS, REYNA ROBERTS, PAYTON SMITH and AYDAMN. The three-day passes go on sale on FRIDAY, JUNE ... more »
Songwriter MARK HOLMAN has been signed to a co-publishing deal with BIG LOUD PUBLISHING and WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC. Currently, HOLMAN has two singles on the radio, COLE SWINDELL's "Single Saturday Night" and MADDIE & TAE's "Woman You Got." Since his move to NASHVILLE in 2014, HOLMAN has had more than 60 cuts with artists from a variety of genres, and scored his first #1 hit as a songwriter in 2018 with FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE's "Simple." Additionally, HOLMAN has upcoming releases with JASON ALDEAN, CHRIS YOUNG, MORGAN EVANS, DYLAN SCOTT and DAUGHTRY.
“I’m thrilled to be a part ... more »
Williams celebrates (Photo: Katie Kauss)
Third generation Country artist SAM WILLIAMS has been signed to UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE. He is the grandson and son of two members of the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME, HANK WILLIAMS (inducted in 1961) and HANK WILLIAMS JR. (inducted in 2021), respectively. SAM WILLIAMS’ debut album, “Glasshouse Children,” is due out this summer. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter is managed by MISSI GALLIMORE at T.R.U.T.H. MANAGEMENT.
“We are so proud and excited that SAM WILLIAMS is joining UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP,” said UMG NASHVILLE Pres. CINDY MABE. “SAM’s talent is timeless and boundless. He has ... more »
Congratulations to BMLG RECORDS' FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and RECORDS/COLUMBIA'S NELLY, who earned 16 new MEDIABASE adds this week with their single, "Lil Bit," making it the most added at Country radio this week. The single has 31 total Country adds to date.
Kudos to BMLG RECORDS' Pres./CEO JIMMY HARNEN, SVP/Promotion & Marketing MATTHEW HARGIS, Sr. Dir./National Promotion & Marketing MICHELLE KAMMERER, Dir./NORTHEAST Promotion ANDREW THOEN, Dir./SOUTHEAST Promotion LIZ SANTANA, Dir./SOUTHWEST Promotion ANDI BROOKS, Dir./WEST COAST Promotion STELLA PRADO and Coord./Promotion KYLIE DEMBEK.
"CMT Campfire Sessions" Premieres This Thursday (6/10) At 8p (CT)
CMT revealed today (6/8) that its new weekly summer series, "CMT Campfire Sessions," will premiere this THURSDAY, JUNE 10th, at 8p (CT), kicking off with two 30-minute episodes. The first will feature Country artists JACK INGRAM, MIRANDA LAMBERT and JON RANDALL discussing their new album project, "The Marfa Tapes." The second episode will feature KANE BROWN and RESTLESS ROAD. All of the episodes are an intimate, fireside hangout shot on location in TENNESSEE, where the featured artists share stories behind their biggest hits and debut new music.
The series will air every THURSDAY at 8p (CT) with new artists, ... more »
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME (CMHOF) AND MUSEUM in NASHVILLE has named veteran communications professional JEREMY RUSH Sr. Dir./Public Relations. RUSH brings more than 16 years of experience implementing public relations and media relations strategies for major nonprofit organizations, and previously worked for the CMHOF AND MUSEUM from 2005 to 2010. He reports to SVP/External Affairs LISA PURCELL.
Before rejoining the museum, RUSH oversaw system-wide public relations and media engagement efforts for nonprofit health care system PEACEHEALTH, and served as a key public information officer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, ... more »
Arkansas Country Music Awards
iHEARTMEDIA County KSSN/LITTLE ROCK was a double winner in last night's (6/7) 2021 ARKANSAS COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, winning in both of the event's radio categories, Station of the Year and Radio DJ of the Year, the latter for night host DJ TAYLOR. The night's other double winners included Entertainer of the Year ERIN ENDERLIN, who also won the Songwriter of the Year trophy, and Country Artist of the Year winner DAVID ADAM BYRNES, who also earned Album of the Year.
Also a double winner last night, GRACE STORMONT was named Acoustic Act of the Year, and took home the Song of the Year honors for "On Your Own" ... more »
Allen (Photo: John Shearer)
Congratulations to STONEY CREEK RECORDS artist JIMMIE ALLEN and his wife, ALEXIS, who are expecting their second child together, and ALLEN's third child. ALLEN shared the news on INSTAGRAM YESTERDAY (6/7), tagging his wife in a video mixed with clips of different movies and TV shows, including "Home Alone," "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Sandlot," "Hamilton," "Game Of Thrones" and more.
With BUCK SEXTON moving from evenings to middays to co-host the syndicator’s noon-3p (ET) show with CLAY TRAVIS, PREMIERE NETWORKS has added JESSE KELLY to host 6-9p (ET) weekdays. “THE JESSE KELLY SHOW,” formerly syndicated by KEY NETWORKS, will launch via PREMIERE on JUNE 28th. KELLY will continue his digital TV show “I’M RIGHT WITH JESSE KELLY” for conservative talk streaming channel THE FIRST.
“I wish I could say I’m humbled, but the truth is that signing with an amazing company like PREMIERE will only boost my well-established ego,” said KELLY. “But ... more »
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PILLAR MEDIA Contemporary Christian WAWZ (STAR 99.1)/MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-UNION, NJ and WAKW (Star 93.3)/CINCINNATI has hired ISHA ARORA as Dir./Promotions. Her role will include creating promotional and marketing opportunities for both markets. ARORA will report to WAWZ Dir./Programming MATT STOCKMAN.
STOCKMAN said, “ISHA brings a lot of marketing and event experience that will be valuable, as well as a deep understanding of the STAR brands and commitment to the mission of impacting lives. We can’t wait for her to get started!”
ARORA's first day will be MONDAY (6/14).
Clive To The Rescue (Photo: Ron Adar / Shutterstock.com)
NEW YORK Mayor BILL DE BLASIO wants the city to host a huge CENTRAL PARK concert on AUGUST 21st. To organize the concert, DE BLASIO has sought out music industry legend CLIVE DAVIS. The event is to be part of NEW YORK CITY's HOMECOMING WEEK celebrating the reopening of the city after the COVID-19 shutdowns.
Plans are for the concert to be televised worldwide and for the majority of the tickets to be free. COMPLEX has more here.
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Harry 'Bud' Nelson, R.I.P.
There are now funeral services set for HARRY "BUD" NELSON following his passing last week (NET NEWS 6/7). They will take place on MONDAY, JUNE 14th at 11a (ET) in SACO, ME at COTE FUNERAL HOME, 87 James St.
Immediately following, there will be a Mass held at St. Joseph Catholic Church (AKA St. Joseph's Church) at 178 Elm Street in BIDDEFORD, ME.
Celebrations of life for NELSON are being set up in his home state of MISSISSIPPI and in SAN FRANCISCO, with details to be announced shortly. A GOFUNDME page has been set up to help with expenses.
The Awkward Approved
"Dance The Night Away" is an up-tempo disco-song by THE AWKWARD. They combined the 70s inspired disco sound with a modern indie-pop twist. The song started with the funky bassline that flows into a catchy, energetic chorus that makes you want to pick up your roller skates and... "Dance the Night Away!”
Don't miss today's discovery of THE AWKWARD on PASSPORT APPROVED.
Kanye West is 44 (Photo: Liam Goodner / Shutterstock.com)
ALL ACCESS Happy Birthday wishes on TUESDAY (6/8) to AUDACY COO SUSAN LARKIN, AUDACY/MINNEAPOLIS SVP/Market Manager SHANNON KNOEPKE, WKML/FAYETTEVILLE's DON CHASE, former WNBM/NEW YORK's MARC CLARKE, CURTINRISES ENTERTAINMENT's LAURA CURTIN, VOA OM ED GURSKY, former WAEZ/JOHNSON CITY PD GARY BLAKE, KSFI-KRSP/SALT LAKE CITY PD KELLY HAMMER, former MEDIABASE's VICTORIA MAUS, SPALDING MANAGEMENT's DENISE NICHOLS, ARDOR RECORDS Pres./CEO ... more »
SANDRA AFLOAREI, NICK PETROPOULOS, ERIK OLESEN, TOM POLEMAN, AMANDA "ICE" HABROWSKI, BRADY BROSKI, MOLLY CRUZ, SCOTT SANDS, SCOTT ELLIS, JOHN MICHAEL, GARRETT CAPONE, JOHN ALLERS, ROB GOLDKLANG, FERRIS O'BRIEN, BILL FOX, BRIAN SINES, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, NELLY, JIMMIE ALLEN, SAM WILLIAMS, DJ TAYLOR, ERIN ENDERLIN, MARK HOLMAN, JEREMY RUSH, LINDA MARTELL, BRETT YOUNG, ROBYN OTTOLINI, ABBY JESSEN, SAM HILL, CRAIG POWERS, TERRY ANZALDO, TONY TECATE, MAMBO, GLENN AURE, BIANCA FORT, STACY CUNNINGHAM, TIM REID, SHARISSE STANCIL-ASHFORD, T-STORM, CHUBB ROCK, WILT WALLACE DAVID DYER, MARK HUNTER, AMANDA DOBBINS, DREW HAUSER, DENNIS BLAIR, ARTIE GENTILE.