At The News DeskPat Gillen
Monday, July 19, 2021
Last update: Aug 3 at 4:21 AM (PT)
What The Lineups Look Like
As ALL ACCESS noted last week (NET NEWS 7/15), there were some significant on-air lineup changes at the AUDACY Top 40 stations with two new national talents named: WBBM-F (B96)/CHICAGO's JULIA LEPIDI taking middays and KNOU (NOW 97.1)/LOS ANGELES' JOSH "BRU" BRUBAKER in afternoons or evenings on a number of AUDACY's Top 40 stations.
Here's a granular look at the lineups of AUDACY's Top 40 and Top 40/Rhythmic stations -- which begin TODAY (7/19):
- KALV (LIVE 101.5)/PHOENIX's own MORNING MESS still leads off in AM-Drive as MORNING MESS co-host JEANA SHEPARD gives up her midday slot to JULIA. NATASHA CASTLES continues on in afternoon drive and BRU ... more »
Is Hot AC The Next Format?
ALL ACCESS' on-going coverage of AUDACY's move to a more centralized programming system at Top 40 stations continues as some additional names surface. Local Top 40 air personality layoffs are taking place in the midday, afternoon and night dayparts in many markets.
Mornings will continue to be local (NET NEWS 7/15).
There are unconfirmed rumors that the Hot AC format is next to go through a similar transformation.
Here is the ongoing list of folks who have lost their posts:
ASHLEY - Morning Co-Host WNVZ/NORFOLK. @ashley__yn on INSTAGRAM, @ashleyz104 on TWITTER. (757) 528-9275
GREG CYPIN - MD/afternoons, WKSE/BUFFALO can be reached at more »
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS is among the outlets reporting that BILL ACKMAN is, "walking away from a deal announced last month that would have given him a 10% stake in UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP."
In a letter to shareholders of PERSHING SQUARE - his investment fund - ACKMAN wrote, "questions from the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION about whether the structure of a special-purpose acquisition company would allow such an acquisition under the rules of THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE."
THE AP notes, "VIVENDI SA last month confirmed that its UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP was in talks to sell a 10% stake to PERSHING’s special-purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, in a ... more »
REPUBLIC RECORDS has promoted KEVIN LIPSON to EVP/Global Commerce And Digital Strategy. REPUBLIC EVP/GM JIM ROPPO made the announcement today (7/19). LIPSON had been EVP/Commerce, Streaming And Digital Strategy since 2018 and he's a 25-year veteran of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.
ROPPO commented, "Under KEVIN’s leadership, the REPUBLIC Commerce and Digital Strategy ‘Stream Team’ have set the gold standard for the music industry. His creativity, competitive spirit and extensive relationships, help our artists achieve the highest levels of success. It’s a privilege to announce his well-deserved promotion."
LIPSON added, "I want our artists to feel unconditionally supported as they hopefully affect the world in a positive way. Our roster is extremely diverse, not only in sound and genre, but also in message and in thought. We’re here to amplify that. MONTE, AVERY and JIM have inspired a will to never give up. They’ve empowered us with the opportunity and belief to compete at the highest level in an environment where we feel fulfilled. It’s really an honor to be a part of REPUBLIC’s legacy."
Britney Fights Back (Photo: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)
BRITNEY SPEARS took to INSTAGRAM to say the conservatorship which put her father in charge of her life and career “killed my dreams.“
In a profanity-laced post, the 39-year-old pop star lashed out at JAMIE, her dad, at her sister JAMIE LYNN, and at internet critics. She also came down on trolls who leave comments on videos of herself doing dance routines in her home that she often posts on INSTAGRAM.
BRITNEY also insisted that she won’t perform live again as long as her dad continues to control her.
“For those of you who choose to criticize my dancing videos … look I’m not gonna be performing on any stages anytime soon with my dad handling ... more »
iHeartRadio Promos, Progressive Repeat On Top Of Media Monitors Top 10 National Radio Advertisers Chart For July 12-18
Promos for iHEARTRADIO once again led MEDIA MONITORS' top 10 national radio advertiser chart for JULY 12-18, with PROGRESSIVE repeating as the top paid advertiser in second place. LOWE'S returned to the chart in third place, with INDEED repeating its fourth-place finish.
The top 10:
- iHEARTRADIO (#1 last week; 53395 instances)
- PROGRESSIVE (#2; 48988)
- LOWE'S (--; 48981)
- INDEED (#4; 42065)
- GEICO (#6; 36177)
- BANK OF AMERICA (#10; 35348)
- MURDER IN ILLINOIS PODCAST (--; 35183)
- BABBEL (#7; 32841)
- MCDONALD'S (#12; 30843)
- PELOTON (#17; 30587)
SIRIUSXM's Board of Directors have announced a stock buyback along with its regular quarterly dividend.
The board approved $2 billion in common stock repurchases, bringing the total authorization to $18 billion since beginning the buybacks in 2013. The cash dividend of $0.014641 per share of common stock will be payable on AUGUST 30th to shareholders of record on AUGUST 6th.
CHRISTMAS BRICK FOUNDATION is donating noncommercial KMUR/BULLHEAD CITY, AZ to ADVANCE MINISTRIES, INC. (NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL).
In other filings with the FCC, applying for STAs were GENESIS MULTIMEDIA GROUP, LLC (WZKO-A/FORT MYERS, FL, reduced power due to lightning damage) and THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION OF NORTHWEST OHIO (WGLE/LIMA, OH, reduced power due to technical problems).
Requesting Silent STAs were NOALMARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION (K296FY/EL DORADO, AR, parts repurposed for a new translator) and THE POWER FOUNDATION (WWQZ/BAPTIST VILLAGE, MA, loss of internet service).
And DEBRA G. BAKER has closed on the transfer of Gospel WYTH-A/MADISON, GA to AGAPE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC. for $7,000 cash and a $20,000 letter of contribution.
Adds FM Translator Simulcast
BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP News-Talk WCTC-A/NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ has signed on its FM translator simulcast.
The station is now simulcasting on W228DY at 93.5 FM, a 250-watt transmitter on the station's Veronica Ave. tower.
Exclusive Analysis From Anthony Acampora
Industry insiders receive ALL ACCESS' exclusive MEDIABASE chart recap analysis in their e-mail box every MONDAY morning. How about you? This week's data from ANTHONY ACAMPORA, Partner MUSICRUNCH/RADIOCRUNCH and MEDIABASE Charts Consultant:
Top 40: Lil Nas X Holds Top Spot; Olivia 'Good' Runner Up; Sheeran Top 5; Duncan Top 15; The Kid Laroi/Bieber Top 20
* LIL NAS X holds the top spot at Top 40 for a 2nd week with "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)" and scores a dual format chart topper
* OLIVIA RODRIGO is now in the runner-up spot with "good 4 u," up 3*-2* and +890 spins
* She continues to have two of the top five as "deja vu" holds at 4* but is ... more »
The FCC has reached Consent Decrees with three more radio licensees to resolve online political file violations.
GREELEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION (Regional Mexican KRYE (TIGRE RADIO)/BEULAH, CO), KOFI, INC. (Oldies-News-Talk KOFI-A and Classic Rock KZMN (THE MONSTER 103.9)/KALISPELL, MT and Country KOLK (94.3 THE LAKE)/LAKESIDE, MT), and WAYNE RADIO WORKS LLC (Country KTCH/EMERSON, NE) have settled their cases by agreeing to create and implement compliance plans; no fines were imposed under the agreements.
Downloads Up 8% Week-To-Week, Down 21% Year-To-Year In Podtrac Weekly Podcast Data Release For July 12-18
PODTRAC's weekly podcast listening data for its measured shows for JULY 12-18 showed downloads reversing a recent downward trend and rising 8% from the previous week but remaining down 21% on a year-to-year basis.
As for growth in "top categories" for PODTRAC measured shows, download growth for the 52-week period from JULY 13, 2020 to JULY 18, 2021 was -21% for Arts, -32% for Business, -13% for Comedy, -60% for Education, -25% for History, -24% for News, -17% for Science, -29% for Society & Culture, -21% for Sports, and +29% for True Crime.
Week-to-week growth in 2021 was +11% for Arts, +7% for Business, +13% for Comedy, -19% for Education, -13% for History, +7% for News, 0% for Science, +3% for Society & Culture, +12% for Sports, and +23% for True Crime.
iHEARTMEDIA/MIAMI has promoted AE MARK MCKENZIE to Sales Manager, reporting to recently-named SVP/Sales TONY YIP. MCKENZIE, who joined the cluster three years ago after over 20 years at the crosstown COX MEDIA GROUP stations, will oversee sales for Hip Hop WMIB (103.5 THE BEAT), Classic Hip Hop WMIB-HD3-W288DD (PK'S THROWBACK 105.5), and News WXBN (BIN 880).
“Since joining iHEARTMEDIA, Mark has led our team in multiple capacities,” said Market President SHARI GONZALEZ. “It is wonderful to make it official. As Sales Manager, I am confident that MARK will take this brand and team to new heights.”
“I am truly honored to join the amazing leadership team of iHEARTMEDIA Miami,” said MCKENZIE. “The opportunity to lead our group of top-tier talent, coupled with our powerhouse portfolio of brands at iHEARTMEDIA MIAMI is incredible. As SOUTH FLORIDA continues to evolve as the multicultural hub of global economics and entertainment, iHEARTMEDIA MIAMI is committed to being the largest connection to our valued clients and diverse community of listeners.”
iHEARTMEDIA Top 40/Mainstream WIOQ (Q102)/PHILADELPHIA has hired SAM "NUGGET" DABABNEH for nights. Look for NUGGET to hit the air on AUGUST 2nd. NUGGET succeeds RAPH, who has been voice tracking nights since NOVEMBER 2020.
NUGGET joins from mornings at RADIO 1/DUBAI. The DETROIT native has hosted mornings at KTFM/SAN ANTONIO and WHBQ/MEMPHIS. NUGGET started in radio at iHEARTMEDIA Top 40/Mainstream WKQI (CHANNEL 955)/DETROIT.
WIOQ PD BRANDON "BUSTER" SATTERFIELD commented, "NUGGET’s personality is incredibly charismatic and we’re certain he’ll bring a level of excitement to nights on Q102. Not only will his show round out an already stacked lineup in our daily programming, but the market will embrace NUGGET’s humor every weeknight."
NUGGET added, "Q102 is legendary, and I can’t wait to join the team. I’m ready to show PHILLY what I got. Working with BUSTER is exciting and I’m sure we’re going to make some noise. Big thank you to iHEARTMEDIA for giving me this opportunity."
KSTP-F (KS95)/Minneapolis-St. Paul Is Looking For The Next Producer Of The Crisco, Dez & Ryan Morning Show
There’s a primo opening at one of America’s great radio stations, HUBBARD Hot AC KSTP-F (KS95)/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL.
The market’s top rated station is looking for a morning show producer to work with CRISCO, DEZ & RYAN.
Click here for all responsibilities and to apply.
'The Rise Guys' Expand To Chattanooga
AUDACY Active Rock WRXR (ROCK 105)/CHATTANOOGA, TN has added "THE RISE GUYS" for mornings, replacing SEAN STEWART, the morning host/Brand Manager who left the station last week amidst the AUDACY layoffs (NET NEWS 7/19/21). The top-rated "RISE GUYS" morning show is currently doing mornings from AUDACY Active Rock WTPT (93.3 PLANET)/GREENVILLE, SC and will expand to mornings on WRXR.
“We’re thrilled to welcome ‘THE RISE GUYS’ to our weekday programming slate on ROCK 105 and introduce this wildly entertaining show to our audience,” said AUDACY CHATTANOOGA Sr. VP/Market Manager NICHOLE HARTMAN. “We’re hoping this expanded footprint will not only help grow the show’s loyal fanbase – 'the P1s' – but give MATTMAN, NINE, PAIGE and FAT BOY a larger platform to take their show to new heights.”
"THE RISE GUYS' featuring hosts MATTMAN, NINE, PAIGE and FAT BOY have been rocking from GREENVILLE, SC since 2003. In 2020, the show also launched a weekly podcast "After Hours with THE RISE GUYS" featuring co-hosts MATTMAN and NINE.
CPB Grant Will Fund 'America Amplified 2.0' Public Media Journalism Initiative Based At WFYI/Indianapolis
Coming Back For 2.0
A grant from the CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING will keep the AMERICA AMPLIFIED public radio journalism initiative going for another round, this time based at METROPOLITAN INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC MEDIA News-Talk WFYI/INDIANAPOLIS. "AMERICA AMPLIFIED 2.0," which will see WFYI leading a team to develop community engagement journalism practices at 20 public media stations in traditionally underserved areas, is being supported by an 18-month, $983,451 grant from CPB. The original AMERICA AMPLIFIED program was led by UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY noncommercial Variety KCUR/KANSAS CITY and initially covered the 2020 election before pivoting ... more »
Several Ex KSJO & KOME Rock Jocks Inducted
The 2021 inductees for the BAY AREA RADIO HALL OF FAME (BARHOF) were released on SATURDAY, JULY 17th and included several ex KOME/SAN JOSE and KSJO/SAN JOSE alums and BAY AREA rockers, including morning hosts LAMONT & TONELLI (KSJO/SAN JOSE and currently KSAN (107.7 THE BONE)/SAN FRANCISCO), PAUL "LOBSTER" WELLS (KSJO/SAN JOSE, KOME/SAN JOSE, KRQR/SAN FRANCISCO and KSAN/SAN FRANCISCO), and DANA JANG (KSJO/SAN JOSE, KOME/SAN JOSE, KUFX/SAN JOSE, and KBAY/KEZR in SAN JOSE).
In addition, former KOME/SAN JOSE and KRQR/SAN JOSE air talent PETER B. COLLINS was inducted along with former 2014 ROCK RADIO HALL OF FAME inductee KOME/SAN JOSE, which was inducted into the BARHOF in the "Legendary Station" category for its many years (1971 to 1998) rocking the BAY AREA.
Check out the video presentation of the event below:
DICK BROADCASTING has promoted JOSIE COTHRAN to Asst. VP/Programming of its 19 radio stations. She's been with the company for 19 years, and will continue to be the APD/midday host of Top 40 WKZL (107.5 KZL)/WINSTON-SALEM, NC and Alternative WKZQ (96-1 KZQ)/MYRTLE BEACH, SC.
DICK BROADCASTING's VP/Programming JASON GOODMAN said, “While these are unprecedented times, we continue to do some of our best radio. Our company is in a unique position in the industry and we rely on our people to continue to deliver engaging programming with financial success. JOSIE was already contributing to this success, and now I am happy to present her with the new title and a new contract."
COTHRAN added, "It's such an honor to continue to grow with DICK BROADCASTING after almost two decades. JASON GOODMAN and I have made a great team over the years and I cannot wait to continue that energy as his Assistant to the VP/Programming for DBC!"
Pearlman (Photo: Facebook)
JOSH PEARLMAN rises from Dir./National Promotions and Experiences to VP/Promotions and Experiences at AUDACY. He shared the news on FACEBOOK, writing, “New title, same great team. Excited for where we’re headed.”
PEARLMAN’s previous radio jobs include ENTERCOM/SAN FRANCISCO Mgr./Digital Marketing (where his duties included Promotion and Social Media Dir. for Sports KGMZ (95.7 THE GAME) and Dir./Promotions for then Country KBWF (95.7 THE WOLF). He previously was Promotion Coord. for SAN FRANCISCO stations KNBR, KSAN (107.7 THE BONE) and KFOG, and also worked at KJEE/SANTA BARBARA.
LIVE NATION executive THERESA VELASQUEZ, 36, was identified in the collapse of the 12-story condominium in SURFSIDE, FL, that killed at least 97 other people.
VELASQUEZ's body was recovered on JULY 8th. She had flown into MIAMI to visit her parents at the condo, both of whom also died in the collapse.
LIVE NATION issued the following statement: “THERESA was an impassioned leader at LIVE NATION, who elevated every project she was part of, at the same time breaking down barriers for women, and the LGBTQIA+ community. We will always remember and honor the impact she made, and will miss her dearly.”
The bodies of JULIO and ANGELA VELASQUEZ were recovered and identified earlier.
The Winning Submission
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE Triple A KCSN-KSBR (88.5 FM)/LOS ANGELES has named MARCEL SEVA of MISSION VIEJO, CA as the winner for the station’s Album Art Competition for 2021.
His original artwork will be the design for 88.5 STUDIO SESSION VOLUME 2. The vinyl release will be available as a premium later this year and will feature exclusive performances from SHARON VAN ETTEN, THE WAR ON DRUGS, SERATONES, CRAIG FINN, CALEXICO, THE WILD REEDS and more.
Emmis To Shut Down AM Signal Of WFNI (The Fan)/Indianapolis After Selling Tower Site, Programming To Continue Via FM Translators, Online
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS is shutting down the AM signal of Sports WFNI-A-W228CX-W298BB (93.5/107.5 THE FAN)/INDIANAPOLIS on AUGUST 2nd after closing on the sale of some of the land under the station's AM transmitter and tower array in WHITESTOWN, IN. The programming will continue on the two FM translators, W228CX and W298BB, and online, fed by WIBC-HD2. EMMIS had the site rezoned for mixed-use commercial/residential use over a year ago and listed the 70-acre site; several acres have been sold or are under contract, with some sites remaining on the market.
“As long-time owners of 1070, we are working diligently on finding the next great use for the signal,” said Chairman JEFF SMULYAN. “We were offered a wonderful opportunity to monetize the property and felt it was our obligation to explore that. Ultimately, it made the most sense.”
The AM signal was formerly the longtime home of News-Talk WIBC before that station moved to FM in 2007 and THE FAN was launched.
Rivers (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
SIRIUSXM COMEDY GREATS is airing a special tribute to the late JOAN RIVERS with previously-unreleased standup performances this week.
"JOAN RIVERS: THE CONCERT PERFORMANCES" will air each weekday through this FRIDAY (7/23) at 11a (ET) with replays at 5p (ET) and additional replays on the SHE'S SO FUNNY and COMEDY CLASSICS channels and on demand.
California Gubernatorial Recall Ballot Candidates List Revealed, And Larry Elder's Not On It (For Now)
The tentative list of candidates for Governor of CALIFORNIA in the SEPTEMBER 14th recall election has been revealed by state election officials, but SALEM MEDIA GROUP syndicated talk host LARRY ELDER's name is not on the list, reports the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
ELDER recently announced his candidacy and came off the air to avoid equal time rules; the election board did not disclose why ELDER is not on the candidates list, but ELDER's campaign said that it had "submitted every document required by the Secretary of State and the LOS ANGELES COUNTY Registrar of Voters late FRIDAY afternoon" and added, “We expect LARRY ELDER to be on the final ... more »
PAUL FINEBAUM has signed a multi-year contract extension with ESPN to continue to host his show on ESPN RADIO and SEC NETWORK and appear across ESPN and SEC NETWORK programming.
“I’m excited to continue our show on SEC Network and be part of the talented team at ESPN,” said FINEBAUM, who will be taking his "FINEBAUM FRIDAY" editions on the road once again in 2021. “One of my favorite things about this role is connecting with our listeners, and I’m truly looking forward to bringing our show to campuses again this fall. Especially over the past year, I’ve gotten a firsthand look at what our show means to those who tune in every day, and it’s a responsibility I’m honored to have.”
“Over the years, PAUL has brought his signature brand of commentary to THE PAUL FINEBAUM SHOW and across our networks,” said ESPN SVP/Production LEE FITTING. “PAUL is entrenched in the SEC, and his connection to the conference and its fan base, as well as with the media who cover college sports, is unmistakable. We also look forward to his return to SEC Nation, where viewers have come to expect and enjoy both his quick wit and candor.”
ALPHA MEDIA has rebranded its Sports KZDC-A-K233DB (ESPN SAN ANTONIO AM 1250 AND 94.5 FM)/SAN ANTONIO to "SAN ANTONIO'S SPORTS STAR."
PD and afternoon co-host ROB THOMPSON moves to both mornings and afternoons, co-hosting a new 7-10a (CT) local show with RUDY JAY ("R&R IN THE MORNINGS") and middays with KARL SCHOENING ("HALFTIME") noon-3p (CT). JASON MINNIX's "THE DRIVE" continues in the 4-7p slot while ESPN RADIO airs at other times.
The MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS has inducted four new members into its MICHIGAN BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME.
The new inductees include ALPHA MEDIA News-Talk WSGW-A-F/SAGINAW OM DAVE MAURER; the late WLUC-TV/MARQUETTE, MI "FINLAND CALLING" host CARL PELLONPAA; the late WLUC-TV and WNMU-TV/MARQUETTE Station Manager BRUCE TURNER; and WXYZ-TV/DETROIT anchor CAROLYN CLIFFORD.
ALPHA MEDIA SAGINAW Market Mgr. MARK THOMAS said that MAURER's "distinguished career makes him truly deserving of this honor. His hard work and contributions to our stations, the radio industry,and our local community, make ALPHA proud to have him as part of our family.”
Back To NYC
BARRETT SPORTS MEDIA's annual BSM SUMMIT sports media conference is returning in both in-person and virtual form for 2022 and will be returning to NEW YORK, the same city where the last show was held in FEBRUARY 2020, just before the pandemic hit.
The 2022 conference will be held MARCH 2nd and 3rd at the ANNE BERNSTEIN HEATER near TIMES SQUARE. Details about the agenda and hotel availability will be announced in the coming weeks, according to BSM Pres. JASON BARRETT, and tickets will go on sale on AUGUST 1st. Meanwhile, the event will also be available in virtual form, with NUVOODOO MEDIA SERVICES handling the streaming production. BARRETT also said that the industry-only event will be returning to the WEST COAST for its 2023 and 2024 incarnations; the convention has previously been held in CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES.
QUEEN LATIFAH and SHAKIM COMPERE's FLAVOR UNIT ENTERTAINMENT has entered a first-look audio project development deal with AUDIBLE. First out of the chute under the deal is screenwriter MICHAEL ELLIOT's "STREETS, RHYMES & SUGAR: A HIP-HOP MEMOIR," to be released AUGUST 5th, followed by a scripted fictional podcast, the rom-com "TECHNICALLY SPEAKING." QUEEN LATIFAH herself is scheduled to host a seven-episode series, "UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY," a 30-minute show featuring activists improving life in their communities.
AUDIBLE STUDIOS Head ZOLA MASHARIKI said, “Profoundly talented, multi-hyphenate, NEWARK native QUEEN LATIFAH has always honed in on ... more »
WORDPRESS and TUMBLR parent AUTOMATTIC has purchased POCKET CASTS from a consortium of public media companies for an undisclosed price.
The POCKET CASTS app was purchased by NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, WNYC STUDIOS, and CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA from SHIFTY JELLY in 2018; BBC STUDIOS AMERICAS acquired a stake in the podcast playing mobile app in 2020 before the app was put up for sale after a DECEMBER 2020 meeting of the partners.
In announcing the deal, AUTOMATTIC said that the app would continue to function as the company looks to integrate it with WORDPRESS.COM, and that the app's co-founders RUSSELL IVANOVIC and PHILIP SIMPSON would remain on board to lead POCKET CASTS after the deal closes.
THE DAILY WIRE, the conservative website and video/podcast network co-founded by BEN SHAPIRO, has joined the morning news update podcast competition with "THE MORNING WIRE," reports AXIOS.
The new 14-minute daily news show with a conservative perspective will be hosted by Editor-in-Chief JOHN BICKLEY and reporter GEORGIA HOWE. As with other DAILY WIRE podcasts, ad sales are being handled by the CUMULUS PODCAST NETWORK/WESTWOOD ONE.
Now A Podcast, Too
A new podcast from JEFF and CALLIE DAULER's TENTWENTYTWO PROJECTS brings a popular parenting brand to the audio space. "MOMS ON CALL" is hosted by founders and pediatric nurses LAURA HUNTER and JENNIFER WALKER and debuted in MAY; the podcast joins the other resources offered by MOMS ON CALL, including videos, books, apps, and website.
“For more than 18 years, we have equipped moms and dads to parent with confidence using proven methods that really work,” said WALKER. “Now, we want to take parents behind the scenes to those times when LAURA and I called each other every day to discuss the stuff we heard and saw and got asked. There are no stupid questions, but there sure are some interesting ones.”
HUNTER said, “We've seen some stuff in 27 years of pediatrics and we’re laying it all out for parents! We've lived through some stuff too, from pregnancy to handling your adult kids, and every stage of between. We believe in parents and our new podcast is another way for us to meet parents where they’re at and help them better understand their little ones and enjoy the parenting process.”
VOYAGE MEDIA, a company styling itself as an "incubator of original film and television content," has launched a podcast division.
The company is debuting three podcasts, including a scripted drama based on a true story, "LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY MURDER"; another scripted crime drama, "OTZI THE ICEMAN MUST DIE," also based on a true story and starring ETHAN SUPLEE; and "TRUE WAR STORIES," an anthology series, with LILI TAYLOR appearing on one of the initial episodes.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) will stage its annual “Party For A Cause” in NASHVILLE for the first time this year. Set for TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th at ASCEND AMPHITHEATER, the event will be hosted by SIRIUSXM’s STORME WARREN and feature performances from LEE BRICE, BRETT ELDREDGE, MICKEY GUYTON, SAM HUNT, OLD DOMINION (with special guests), TENILLE TOWNES, TRISHA YEARWOOD and more to be announced. Event proceeds benefit the ACADEMY’s philanthropic arm, ACM LIFTING LIVES.
Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages will be available to ACM professional members TOMORROW (7/20) at 10a (CT) at TICKETMASTER, with a general on-sale starting WEDNESDAY, JULY ... more »
Allen Performs In Denver Tonight
STONEY CREEK RECORDS artist JIMMIE ALLEN is set to headline the “Back the Blue” benefit concert tonight (7/19) at the GRIZZLY ROSE in DENVER. BONNEVILLE Country KYGO/DENVER is teaming up with the COLORADO FALLEN HERO FOUNDATION to host the event, with all proceeds going to the family of local fallen Officer GORDON BEESLEY, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty in late JUNE.
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE's ROBYN OTTOLINI will open the show.
Aldean (Photo: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)
Congratulations to MACON MUSIC/BROKEN BOW RECORDS' JASON ALDEAN, who landed the #1 song on the MEDIABASE Country chart this week with “Blame It On You.” It's the 25th #1 of his career.
Kudos to BBR MUSIC GROUP President JON LOBA, SVP JOJAMIE HAHR and SVP/National Promotion CARSON JAMES; BROKEN BOW RECORDS VP/Promotion LEE ADAMS and VP/Promotion SHELLEY HARGIS GAINES; BBR MUSIC GROUP VP/Radio Syndication & Group Strategy RENEE LEYMON; BROKEN BOW RECORDS Dir./WEST COAST Promotion LAYNA BUNT, Dir./SOUTHWEST Promotion DAWN FERRIS, Dir./SOUTHEAST Promotion SCOTTY O'BRIEN, Mgr./Group Strategy, Syndication & Secondary Promotion MATTHEW HOLMBERG, and Coord./Promotion ASHLEY WOJCINSKI.
ALDEAN shared his thoughts regarding his latest #1 via TWITTER, writing, “Thank you for taking #BlameItOnYou to #1 this week. This one feels especially sweet [because] it was written by two guys that have been with me for over 20 years. It’s our 25th #1 together, but the first they have written that I sang on to get there. Thanks to everybody who had a part in it.”
The song was written by BRIAN WHITE, JOHN EDWARDS, and ALDEAN's bandmates, KURT ALLISON, MICHAEL TYLER and TULLY KENNEDY.
Foster (L), Pasick (R)
NASHVILLE-based BROWN SELLERS BROWN (BSB) MANAGEMENT has added industry veterans GWEN FOSTER and MAURISA PASICK to its in-house staff, effective immediately. FOSTER takes the position of Dir./West Coast Promotion and Marketing while PASICK serves as Dir./East Coast Promotion and Marketing, both newly-created positions.
“PAUL [BROWN], JASON [SELLERS] and I are so excited to add GWEN and MAURISA to the BSB MANAGEMENT family," said BSB's BENNY BROWN. "Both their passion and experience are great additions to our team, and a great support for our artists and our other brands." In addition to their management company, SELLERS and the BROWNS are ... more »
Concert industry veteran FRAN ROMEO has joined the LIVE NATION joint venture, NESTE LIVE!, as a talent buyer and consultant.
ROMEO has been a top talent buyer for 22 years. Prior to founding her FRAN ROMEO AGENCY, she served as Pres. and owner of ROMEO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (REG) for over 10 years, during which REG won the IEBA Industry Achievement Award. Her other positions have included Managing Dir. of TBA Entertainment Corporation in SEATTLE, and Exec. VP/Fairs and Festivals for TBA, along with holding a seat on the Board of Directors for the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT BUYERS ASSOCIATION.
“We are excited ... more »
Bones (Photo: Paul Sm ith / Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)
National radio and television personality BOBBY BONES wed CAITLIN PARKER on SATURDAY evening (7/17) in an intimate ceremony in the backyard of their NASHVILLE home. PEOPLE.com shares the first photos and details here.
DAN + SHAY performed the couple’s first dance at the tented reception, the JESSE AND THE RIPPERS version of THE BEACH BOYS’ "Forever" from “Full House.” RASCAL FLATTS’ GARY LEVOX sang “Bless The Broken Road” and “Fast Cars And Freedom,” while RONNIE DUNN sang “Neon Moon,” a BROOKS & DUNN classic, “as a light-up moon was lowered from the ceiling as a surprise for the newlyweds,” PEOPLE reports. Other guests at the wedding ... more »
The happy couple (Photo: Facebook)
ALL ACCESS sends congratulations to BMLG RECORDS Coord./Promotion KYLIE DEMBEK on her engagement to JOE GOUDREAU.
She posted the news on FACEBOOK YESTERDAY (7/18), writing, “I think KYLIE GOUDREAU has a nice 💍 to it.”
Prior to joining BMLG in 2020, DEMBEK was an Account Coord. at GIRLILLA MARKETING in NASHVILLE, and also worked as a Brand Ambassador for BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP in BOSTON.
Congratulate her here.
Cash family's new arrival (Photo: Priscilla Vorce)
Congratulations to producer/musician JOHN CARTER CASH and his wife, artist ANA CRISTINA CASH, who welcomed their second child together, son JAMES KRISTOFFER CASH, on FRIDAY morning (7/16) in MIAMI. He is named after CARTER CASH’s grandfather, EZRA JAMES CARTER, and country music legend KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, a close friend of CARTER CASH’s father, JOHNNY CASH.
Baby JAMES joins three-year-old sister GRACE JUNE CASH. CARTER CASH has three other children from two previous marriages.
ALL ACCESS' CCM Format Editor and Consultant/Coach at BEYOND (615) shares one talent development tool that's used in every other part of the entertainment industry except for radio.
The Unique Brand Diamond helps radio stations and shows attract more listeners, deepen relationships, and build trust for support.
Read the full column and learn how to find your unique brand diamond to help find the values that shape the way you think, act, and see the world ...consistently.
Bert, Bert & Louie
This past SATURDAY (7/17) many friends and supporters of the WESTWOOD ONE-syndicated THE BERT SHOW gathered to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the show, which has also been on CUMULUS Top 40 WWWQ (Q99.7)ATLANTA all of that time, too.
THE BERT SHOW co-hosts KRISTIN KLINGSHIRN, MOE MITCHELL and DAVI CRIMMINS, show director TOMMY OWEN as well as OM & Syndication Exec. Producer TRACEY KINNEY and CUMULUS MEDIA VP/Top 40 and Q99.7 PD LOUIE DIAZ were all on-hand to raise a glass to celebrate BERT’s great achievements in ratings and his show, now airing on 25 stations.
Current CUMULUS EVP/Content & Audience BRIAN PHILIPS originally hired BERT in ... more »
Packed House In Atlanta
URBAN ONE/RADIO ONE Urban WHTA (HOT 107.9)/ATLANTA held their annual "BIRTHDAY BASH 25" concert this past SATURDAY (7/17) at GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY's CENTER PARC STADIUM (NET NEWS 4/21). The sold-out event drew 25,000 people.
It was the first major live outdoor concert in ATLANTA and the country for URBAN ONE, Inc., since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions were lifted.
The evening featured performances by 25 artists including LIL BABY, LIL DURK, YOUNG THUG, GUNNA, MIGOS, GUCCI MANE, MIGOS, RICK ROSS, YSL, LATTO, MONEYBAGG YO, YUNG BLEU, BRS CASH, MONEY MU, BEAT KING, ERICA BANKS, MOOSKI, and DREAM DOLL.
In addition, ATLANTA artists GOODIE ... more »
OAK VIEW GROUP (OVG), has inked a long-term partnership with TICKETMASTER for them to provide ticketing technology for six of OAK VIEW GROUP’s arenas, NEW YORK’s UBS ARENA, SEATTLE’S CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA, AUSTIN’S MOODY CENTER, COACHELLA VALLEY ARENA IN PALM DESERT, CALIF., SAVANNAH ARENA, and CO-OP LIVE in MANCHESTER, ENGLAND.
“OVG is setting a new standard for arenas with world-class hospitality and state-of-the-art technology. Their portfolio boasts some of the most modern and progressive new venues in the world,” said TICKETMASTER President MARK YOVICH. “Through our leading-edge ticketing technology, TICKETMASTER will help OVG deliver ... more »
FRED JACOBS takes a look at the return of vinyl records in his article "Vinyl Keeps Setting Records." He tours the THIRD MAN RECORDS vinyl stamping plant in DETROIT. And he reflects on this past SATURDAY's Record Store Day, noting that according to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, in 2020, sales of vinyl records were up 29%, with $626 million in sales.
WNRQ (105.9 The Rock)/Nashville Partners With Yazoo Brewing For The Josh Innes Show 'Dog Daze' Pale Ale
Every Pint Purchased Will Help The Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary
iHEARTMEDIA Classic Rock WNRQ (105.9 THE ROCK)/NASHVILLE has will collaborate with the “JOSH INNES SHOW” in the morning and YAZOO BREWING COMPANY for the JOSH INNES SHOW “Dog Daze” Pale Ale, where now through LABOR DAY, for every pint purchased at the YAZOO BREWING COMPANY TAPROOM, YAZOO will donate $1 to the OLD FRIENDS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY in MOUNT JULIET, TN.
WNRQ PD JONATHAN SHUFORD said, “Rock listeners love beer and dogs. Our new morning show host, JOSH INNES, is a huge advocate for what OLD FRIENDS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY represents. We are ecstatic to partner with a great brand like YAZOO to raise awareness and funds for them. Now let’s drink!”
The OLD FRIENDS SENIOR DOG SANCTUARY is a Forever Foster home, generally housing approximately 120 senior dogs and others in temporary and Forever Foster homes. For more information and details on the "Dog Daze Pale Ale", check out the station's website.
BENZTOWN has produced an audio tribute to rapper, DJ and producer BIZ MARKIE, "whose lyrics and off-key comedic take on songs like 'Just a Friend' earned him the nickname 'Clown Prince of Hip-Hop'. He died on Friday at age 57.
“Just a Friend” went platinum, reaching #5 on the rap chart and #9 overall.
Three Dead, Two Hospitalized At Michigan’s Faster Horses Festival; Unrelated Fourth Death Under Investigation
Camping Accident Kills Three
Three people died from suspected acute carbon monoxide poisoning and two others were hospitalized SATURDAY (7/17) after being found at the FASTER HORSES Country music festival in BROOKLYN, MI. CNN reports that all three men, in their early 20s, were found inside the same trailer on the festival’s camping grounds, and were unresponsive at the scene. The two survivors received CPR, and were hospitalized in critical condition, according to the LENAWEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
Police located the men after receiving an early morning call from a friend who was concerned after not being able to reach them. “Police are investigating the ‘tragic ... more »
Influential HARLEM-born rap icon BIZ MARKIE (MARCEL THEO HALL), passed away after battling complications from diabetes at the age of 57 in a BALTIMORE hospital with his wife, TARA HALL, and family by his side.
Known variously as the the Human Orchestra or the Clown Prince Of Hip-Hop for his bombastic style and beatboxing skills, BIZ MARKIE came to prominence in the late '80s as part of the JUICE CREW, which included legendary MCs like BIG DADDY KANE and KOOK G RAP, along with DJ/producer MARLEY MARL.
BIZ MARKIE's debut album on the COLD CHILLIN' label distributed by WARNER BROS, 1988’s "Goin’ Off," featured classic cuts like “The Vapors,” ... more »
Robby Steinhardt (Photo: Kansas Facebook Page)
ALL ACCESS has learned that ROBBY STEINHARDT, the founder, violinist/vocalist for legendary rock band KANSAS, has passed away following a brief illness, according to his family. He was 71.
The family statement said, "ROBERT EUGENE STEINHARDT, was well recognised as a founding member and original violinist and vocalist for the rock band KANSAS. His violin and vocals on, 'Dust in The Wind,' 'Point Of No Return' and 'Carry On Wayward Son,' have etched ROBBY a solid place in rock history. ROBBY had been recording his new album with producer MICHAEL FRANKLIN, who put together an all-star cast of famous musicians in support of ROBBY’s comeback. ... more »
Condolences to the family and friends of CHUCK BLORE, a famous part of the late 50s and early 60s LOS ANGELES radio family.
TV writer KEN LEVINE took to his blog to share, "One of my radio idols has passed away. CHUCK BLORE. Quite simply he was a creative genius. He was the architect of KFWB COLOR RADIO in 1958 that took LOS ANGELES by storm. There had been Top 40 stations in LA but nothing like KFWB. Anyone who lived in LOS ANGELES from 1958-1964 can sing the KFWB CHANNEL 98 jingle. They were getting 50 share ratings. Successful stations in LA today get 3 shares.
"CHUCK BLORE was a showman and every moment you listened to KFWB was filled with excitement, personality, and fun. Each disc jockey had a distinctive style. ELLIOTT FIELD (who God bless him, is still with us), BILL BALLANCE, B. MITCHELL REED, GARY OWENS, WINK MARTINDALE (also still here), DON MCKINNON, JIM HAWTHORNE, TED QUILLAN, GENE WEED, JOE YOKUM — these were just a few of the larger-than-life DJ’s on KFWB."
Read the full post here.
COLUMBIA, SC radio and TV personality and former SOUTH CAROLINA STATE football radio broadcaster BILL TERRELL died THURSDAY (7/15) after a long illness at his home in COLUMBIA, SC at 79.
TERRELL called BULLDOGS football from 1980 through 2004; his radio career started in his hometown of MEMPHIS, where he worked at WLOK-A and WDIA-A before moving to COLUMBIA, SC in 1967 to work at WOIC-A, and, later, hosted at WWDM. He also hosted "JOBMAN CARAVAN" on SOUTH CAROLINA ETV and produced the PBS affiliate's "FOR THE PEOPLE" show, and taught at CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY.
"SHE RATES DOGS" podcast co-host MAT GEORGE was killed by a hit-and-run driver in LOS ANGELES early SATURDAY (6/17). He was 26.
GEORGE co-hosted the popular dating advice podcast, distributed by AUDACY's CADENCE13, with the creator of the "SHERATESDOGS" social media account, MICHAELA OKLAND. GEORGE was hit and killed by a white BMW at about 2:20 am (PT) while walking along Croft Ave. near the intersection of Beverly Blvd., east of the BEVERLY CENTER shopping mall; the car left the scene without stopping. OKLAND announced GEORGE's death in a tweet posted later on SATURDAY.
I would rather you guys here this from me than a news article. Mat was killed in a hit and run last night. I don’t really have any other words right now. I wish I could contact everybody who knows him personally but the news is already out and I just can’t do it right now— michaela okland (@MichaelaOkla) July 17, 2021
Benedict Cumberbatch Is 45 (Photo: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)
ALL ACCESS Happy Birthday wishes on MONDAY (7/19), consultant and former WPLJ/NEW YORK PD GILLETTE, WGN/CHICAGO VP/Programming and Content TODD MANLEY, former ENTERCOM/MINNEAPOLIS OM ANDY BLOOM, KFRC PD and KMVQ/SAN FRANCISCO OM TIM JORDAN, GEORGE LUTHIN PROMOTIONS & MARKETING Pres. GEORGE LUTHIN, KOSY-A & KEGH/SALT LAKE CITY Station Mgr. ROYCE BLAKE, WESTWOOD ONE's BILL RICHARDSON, MUSIC OF YOUR LIFE RADIO NETWORK PD/MD CHUCK SOUTHCOTT, WESTWOOD ONE's JEFF YOUNG, former WPGB-WBGG-A/PITTSBURGH PD JD GREENE, retired WTSS/BUFFALO’s ROGER CHRISTIAN, KSRV-KZMG.BOISE PD JAMES GARNER, WFNF/NASHVILLE’s JR RAMSEY, WJMK/CHICAGO’s BRIAN PECK, ... more »
MICHELLE BABBIT, SCOTT DIMIG, DANNY BUCH, BRIAN KELLY, CHRIS “DECIPHA” HERNANDEZ, DANIEL “DJ” VALENTINE, CISCO KIDD, DEVIN STEELE, AJ ANELLI, COLLEEN JACKSON, GARRETT CAPONE, AYELET SCHIFFMAN, LYNN BARSTOW, BRENT BATTLES, BILLY BURRS, ROB WILCOX, GWEN FOSTER, MAURISA PASICK, JOSIE COTHRAN, JOSH PEARLMAN, JASON ALDEAN, FRAN ROMEO, BOBBY BONES, KYLIE DEMBECK, JOHN CARTER CASH, ANA CRISTINA CASH, DARIUS RUCKER, DAN + SHAY, JAKE OWEN, BILL ANDERSON, JIM LAWSON, BJ HARRIS, DAVID WEST, ROBERT WAX, QUI WEST, CHARLES CHAVEZ, D-WAYNE CHAVEZ, DJ SHADY, WES JORDAN, LIL D, DEDE MAGUIRE, FERRARI SIMMONS, UNICE RICE, TROY MARSHALL, DERRICK CORBETT, ALEXIS A, NICK PETROPOULIS, JACKIE KAJZER, ELIAS CHIOS, KEN PITTMAN.