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All Access Audio Summit 2022 Welcomes Radio/TV/Comedian Nick Cannon As Our MC For Day #2 On April 21st
Nick Cannon Entertains
ALL ACCESS AUDIO SUMMIT 2022 set for APRIL 20th & 21st is bringing in the biggest and brightest in radio, music, streaming and podcasting to explore the future – and how radio can be shaped into a more sustainable and successful platform.
To do that we need Class A talent to make sure it all runs smooth and ALL ACCESS AUDIO SUMMIT 2022 is thrilled to announce that radio and TV host, comedian, actor, producer, hip hop star, writer, director, DJ, philanthropist, children’s book author and activist NICK CANNON is going to be our MC for Day #2 on APRIL 21st.
You’ve seen and heard NICK’s talents for decades and he’s got a deep passion for radio as ... more »
iHEARTMEDIA just announced an important next step in extending its presence into web3 and the metaverse, beginning with plans for the creation of iHEART events and experiences for listeners and music fans on ROBLOX, a global platform bringing people together through shared experiences, and committing to launch tokenized communities for its users and creators. iHEART will also use its reach of over 90% of AMERICANS every month to create engagement through the awareness and demand necessary to bring new metaverse and web3 platforms to the mass market.
iHEARTMEDIA Chairman/CEO BOB PITTMAN commented, “Although there are a number of great new ... more »
GOLDENVOICE has released the lineup for this year's COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL and, as mentioned by ALL ACCESS last week (NET NEWS 01/06), HARRY STYLES, BILLIE EILISH and YE (KANYE WEST) are set to headline. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA is also set to perform on an undisclosed date. After multiple postponements in 2020 and a complete cancellation of the Fest in 2021, this year’s back-to-back weekends are scheduled for APRIL 15-17 and APRIL 22-24 in INDIO, CA.
Other performers for 2022 include: PHOEBE BRIDGERS, LIL BABY, BIG SEAN and DANIEL CAESAR will perform alongside FRIDAY headliner HARRY STYLES; MEGAN THEE STALLION, 21 SAVAGE, ... more »
Ye (Photo: Liam Goodner/Shutterstock.com)
TMZ is reporting that YE (KANYE WEST) is under investigation for allegedly punching a fan. Apparently, law enforcement officers reported YE got into some sort of argument that allegedly turned physical around 3a on THURSDAY (1/13) in downtown LA. The incident occurred near the SOHO WAREHOUSE. It's not known if YE was at SOHO before the incident, but given the time, it seems likely.
TMZ says KANYE allegedly pushed and then punched a male fan. The case is being investigated as misdemeanor battery, a crime that carries a maximum jail sentence of six months.
Earlier in the evening, KANYE was partying at DELILAH in WEHO with girlfriend JULIA FOX. Apparently, he left alone while FOX stayed at the club. No comment from the YE camp as of yet. Click here for the full story from TMZ and video from the evening.
CUMULUS MEDIA has inked VP/Programming Operations DOUG HAMAND to a new long-term contract. HAMAND joined CUMULUS in JANUARY 2016 after serving as SVP/Programming at iHEARTMEDIA, where he was Regional VP/Programming at the TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG cluster for 21 years.
SVP/Programming Ops. JOHN DIMICK said that HAMAND “is a fierce competitor and expects the best from our content teams. His expertise and experience with multiple formats have enabled CUMULUS MEDIA to maintain its leadership position. DOUG has definitely earned this new deal and many thanks for the hard work, dedication and commitment to CUMULUS MEDIA.”
HAMAND added, “Working the last five years with this team of exceptionally talented format VPs, alongside BRIAN PHILIPS, JOHN DIMICK and GREG FREY has been rewarding! I am glad to have helped PDs and Market Managers in key CUMULUS cities achieve success in ratings and revenue. I look forward to serving these markets and the industry for more years to come.”
ATLANTA-based record label LVRN has appointed AMBER GRIMES as the new EVP/GM and Partner in Management for the company. GRIMES will oversee day-to-day operations across all of the company’s operating divisions and develop new strategies and marketing initiatives across LVRN’s full roster of artists. She will also develop new business verticals and help expand LVRN’s business around the world.
GRIMES joins LVRN after three years at CAPITOL RECORDS, where she served as SVP/Global Creative and oversaw all of CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP’s creative departments, as well as developed the company’s content strategy. Prior to that, she ran her own brand ... more »
BANK OF AMERICA Managing Director/Global Head of Process Automation JANELLE CURTIS has joined WARNER MUSIC GROUP as Chief Enterprise Transformation Officer. The former GOLDMAN SACHS operations executive will be based in NEW YORK and will report to CEO STEVE COOPER.
COOPER said, “As a company that thrives at the intersection of pioneering creativity and disruptive technology, we need a unified approach to our innovation and execution on a global scale. It's also important we constantly evolve our use of emerging and best-in-class platforms to supercharge our support of our artists, songwriters, and teams, as well as our consumers and partners. ... more »
BILLBOARD is reporting GABRIELA MARTINEZ is stepping down at WARNER LATINA after 20 years. She was most recently Managing Director for the company. Her last day is JANUARY 31st. Martínez, based in MIAMI, was second in command at WARNER’s LATIN operation and the most senior woman in its executive ranks. She was one of the highest-ranking women at a LATIN major.
MARTINEZ told BILLBOARD, “I feel so proud of being part of a team all across LATIN AMERICA that always pulled together and that the level of conviction that we had with our artists made us fight until the last consequences. Sometimes we succeeded, sometimes not, but we gave it our all.”
WARNER MUSIC LATIN AMERICA PRES. ALEJANDRO DUQUE said in a company memo, “GABY has taken a holistic approach to artist development, helping our talent craft their music and collaborate with their peers, while designing constantly innovative marketing campaigns, and forging pioneering brand partnerships. She’s a trailblazer, a world-class leader, and an all-around incredible person who earned the respect and trust of so many of our artists and all of you.”
SIRIUSXM RADIO, INC. has acquired music-for-business firm CLOUD COVER MEDIA, INC. for an undisclosed price. The acquisition adds CLOUD COVER MUSIC to SIRIUSXM's existing commercial music offerings, SIRIUSXM MUSIC FOR BUSINESS and PANDORA FOR BUSINESS. CLOUD COVER VP/GM MARK LEHMAN will remain on board.
"We are thrilled to become part of the SIRIUSXM family," said LEHMAN. "As one of the fastest growing music for business services, we're proud of the track record that CLOUD COVER MUSIC has achieved with our tens of thousands of customers. We're excited to have the brand recognition and strength of SIRIUSXM and PANDORA behind us as we continue ... more »
Q1 Revs Up
Radio revenues rose 3% year-over-year to C$29.1 million but segment profit fell 20% to C$5.7 million for CORUS ENTERTAINMENT in fiscal first quarter 2022 (ending NOVEMBER 30, 2020). The company's overall revenue, driven by an 11% increase in television revenue, increased 10% to C$464 million, but overall profit fell 1% to C$177 million and net income attributable to shareholders also fell 1% to C$76 million (37 cents/share), with television roughly flat at C$179 million. Free cash flow increased from C$62.4 million to C$80 million.
The company also announced that the TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE has approved the company's buyback plan for Class B ... more »
ISSA RAE's RAEDIO audio production company has partnered with GOOGLE to form the RAEDIO Creators Program, an initiative to increase representation of women of color in the music industry. The program will pick two composers and two artists to be funded and consulted while retaining full rights to their work; the artists will work on 3-5 song EPs while the composers will create collections for TV, film, and brand syncs. Submissions open in early FEBRUARY, with recipients named in MARCH.
“This partnership is perfectly aligned with my mission in helping open doors and provide opportunities for women to succeed and flourish in their craft,” said ... more »
In This Week's All Access 'Guest 10 Questions Takeover'; WWZY/Monmouth-Ocean PD/Morning Host Robby Bridges Has The Questions And Instagram Mystery Star @ShittyRadioJock Has The Answers
Robby Bridges, @ShittyRadioJock
This week in ALL ACCESS, both the Top 40/M and Hot AC 10 Questions sections have been “taken over” by ROBBY BRIDGES and @ShittyRadioJock.
Veteran programmer and air talent ROBBY BRIDGES is currently the PD and morning show host on Classic Rock WWZY (107.1 THE BOSS)/MONMOUTH-OCEAN and the @ShittyRadioJock INSTRAGRAM page has become “must reading” within the industry.
Their 10Q is “must reading” too. Candor is one of SRJ’s calling cards, and BRIDGES doesn’t shy away from asking provocative questions.
Naturally, the opinions expressed are their own, and not those of the management and staff of ALL ACCESS. Check it out here.
“And no surprise -- most of their focal point will be on REELS. MOSSERI said, ‘We need rethink what INSTAGRAM is because the world is changing, and we want to change with it.’ He continued, ‘We’re going to double-down on our focus on video and consolidate all of our video formats around REELS.’”
Instagram Is No Longer Just A Photo-Sharing App
“And you’ll soon see three different feeds on INSTAGRAM: Home, Following, Favorites.”
What This Means To You
“Short-form vertical video can accelerate the growth of any brand *but only* when we put care into the content by tapping those emotional triggers: relatable, entertaining, teachable, inspiring, or weird/out of the ordinary.”
Read more about "INSTAGRAM Doubling-Down On REELS In 2022” in MERGE, which is designed and written to help assist the radio and record industry in the social and digital space. Let us know how we can provide guidance and help refine your approach to social media. Reach out to LORI LEWIS, here.
JOHN M. DOWDY is selling W261CU/POPLARVILLE, MS; COAST RADIO GROUP, INC. is selling W265DH/GULFPORT, MS; DOWDY & DOWDY PARTNERSHIP is selling Country WZKX (KICKER 106)/BAY ST. LOUIS, MS, Gospel WRPM-A and W259DX/POPLARVILLE, MS, and Classic Country WROA-A (MERLE 100.1)/GULFPORT, MS; and JMD, INC. is selling Oldies WGCM-A and Classic Hits WGCM-F (COAST 102)/GULFPORT, MS and Top 40 WZNF (95.3 FM THE GORILLA)/LUMBERTON, MS to LISA D. STIGLETS and ELIZABETH D. MCQUEEN's JLE, INC. for assumption of a promissory note with $3,255,214 outstanding.
In other filings with the FCC, NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH OF SLIDELL, INC. is donating low power FM ... more »
NUVOODOO's next webinar will analyze the results of the 19th NUVOODOO Ratings Prospect Study, comparing NIELSEN participants with typical radio listeners.
The webinar, set for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th at 1p (ET), will show streaming audio use, smart speaker and connected car system trends, social media, contest tactics, marketing strategies, remote work and out-of-home listening, and tune-in and tune-out catalysts.
Register for the webinar here.
Strategic Solutions Research Presents Nielsen Audio December '21 & Fall Book '21 Ratings Released Today
December & Fall '21 Ratings
NIELSEN AUDIO DECEMBER '21 ratings results arrive TODAY for DAYTON, FT. MEYERS-NAPLES, GRAND RAPIDS, METRO FAIRFIELD COUNTY, TUCSON and TULSA, as well as FALL '21 ratings for DANBURY, CT, FT. SMITH, AR, KALAMAZOO, LIMA-VAN WERT, OH, MCALLEN-BROWNSVILLE-HARLINGEN, MUSKEGON, MI, and NEW HAVEN SARASOTA-BRADENTON. Find ratings for subscribing stations in the ALLACCESS.COM NIELSEN AUDIO section after 2p(PT).
Coming FRIDAY 01/14, DECEMBER '21 ratings for ALBUQUERQUE, ALLENTOWN-BETHLEHEM, EL PASO, FRESNO, HONOLULU, KNOXVILLE, and WILKES BARRE-SCRANTON, as well as FALL'21 ratings for JOHNSON CITY-KINGSPORT-BRISTOL, LAS CRUCES-DEMING, NM, SUNBURY-SELINSGROVE-LEWISBURG, PA, VISALIA-TULARE-HANFORd and WILLIAMSPORT, PA.
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'Mark & Jem
FIRST PEOPLES RADIO Indigenous/Variety CFPT (106.5 ELMNT FM)/TORONTO has tapped "MARK & JEM IN THE MORNING" for wake-up duties. PRODUCTION Dir. AZEEM HAQ will handle imaging the show.
Station Mgr. ANDREW JOHNSON said “MARK and JEM have been a beloved duo of TORONTO residents for years. We are proud to have them as part of the 106.5 ELMNT FM team. “106.5 ELMNT FM understands the importance of showcasing TORONTO’s rich diversity. A noteworthy sentiment that aligns with MARK and JEM. With 20 years of history as long-beloved on-air personalities, MARK and JEM have been waking up TORONTO all while helping break emerging artists and giving a voice to the Black community."
SUMMITMEDIA R&B WBHK (98.7 KISS FM)/BIRMINGHAM, AL has hired JAE’ NASH for Promotions Dir./middays.
Most recently, she handled part time duties at AUDACY Urban WVEE/ATLANTA and was Promotions Dir./air talent for DAVIS BROADCASTING Smooth Jazz WJZA/ATLANTA.
BIRMINGHAM Dir./Programming MAURICE DEVOE said, "We’re excited that JAE is joining 98-7 KISS, for middays from 10a-3p. Her energy and passion will be a welcome addition to the 98-7 KISS family. She also brings a fresh perspective to the market and years of experience in marketing and promotions."
PARAGON MEDIA STRATEGIES has hired JORDAN LEE as consultant, starting JANUARY 13th after 13 years at RADIO MILWAUKEE Triple A WYMS (88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE)/MILWAUKEERADIO MILWAUKEE, where he was Station Director and previously served as Program Director and on-air talent. Lee will focus on multiplatform content and branding for PARAGON’s public radio clients.
PARAGON CEO MIKE HENRY commented, “Anyone who knows JORDAN knows that he is as good as they come, both as a person and a radio pro. His track record in building RADIO MILWAUKEE into a well-established and award-winning brand is well-documented. He’s a leader locally and within the ... more »
Strong (Photo: KCLH)
MID-WEST FAMILY BROADCASTING Classic Hits KCLH (CLASSIC HITS 94.7)/LA CROSSE, WI morning co-host SAMANTHA (SAM) STRONG is retiring TODAY (1/13).
STRONG has co-hosted mornings in the market for 32 years alongside KEITH CARR, starting in 1990 at Top 40 WIZM-F (Z93), then moving to sister KCLH in 2007.
Sister News-Talk WIZM-A-K222AG has an extensive tribute to STRONG on its website this morning; read it by clicking here.
Pointfest Is Back
HUBBARD Alternative KPNT (105.7 THE POINT)/ST. LOUIS has announced “POINTFEST” will be SATURDAY, MAY 21st at HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE featuring PAPA ROACH, HIGHLY SUSPECT, HALESTORM, MAMMOTH WVH, JELLY ROLL, PALAYE ROYALE, WHITE REAPER, THE RICTERS, and more to be announced.
There's a Point Presale happening TODAY (1/13) 10a-10p with general on sale happening FRIDAY (1/14) at 10a. Find more info here.
ASCAP is holding its 24th annual SUNDANCE ASCAP MUSIC CAFÉ at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in another virtual version this year, streaming performances and interviews with ASCAP songwriter and composer members on SUNDANCE's online platform at Festival.Sundance.org from JANUARY 21-24 beginning each day at 5p (ET).
The event will feature performances by BRANDY CLARK, JOHN DOE, EVAN + ZANE, HAYLEY SALES, JORDAN HAWKINS, SHUNGUDZO, and more, plus interviews with composers like ESTE HAIM.
ASCAP Assistant VP/Membership LORETTA MUÑOZ said, "Our long partnership with the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL continues its mission to showcase the magical relationship between music and film. Every year, we highlight some of our talented ASCAP members and create those special connections for songwriters, composers and filmmakers. Whether in-person or virtual, we offer an intimate space for the discovery of captivating performances and conversations with creators whose music resonates with the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL audience and beyond."
See a complete schedule of performances and interviews here.
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WDRQ (New Country 93.1)/Detroit Midday Host Kevin Kennedy Moves To Afternoons; New Midday Host Sought
Kennedy, right, with Kelsea Ballerini
In the wake of CUMULUS Country WDRQ (NEW COUNTRY 93.1)/DETROIT afternoon air personality BILL “BROADWAY” BERTSCHINGER’s announcement that he plans to leave the station on FRIDAY, JANUARY 14th (NET NEWS 1/12), Dir./FM programming DAVID COREY has promoted midday host KEVIN KENNEDY to afternoons. KENNEDY joined the station in DECEMBER, and previously did afternoons at Country WKLB/BOSTON for four years (NET NEWS 12/6/21).
That leaves an opening in middays, which COREY is looking to fill. Interested applicants can reach out to him here.
2022 board members and officers namesd
Music industry organization SOURCE NASHVILLE has revealed its 2022 board of directors and officers. This year’s leadership is MALLORY MASON of KING BUSINESS & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT as Pres., BROOKE ANTONAKOS of ROCKBROOK ENTERTAINMENT as VP, ERICA ROSA of FNMM as Secretary/Awards Chair and CATHERINE MOORE of FARRIS, SELF & MOORE as Treasurer.
Additional board representatives are: Past Pres. KARI BARNHART (REGIONS BANK), CLAIRE TAYLOR (AVERAGE JOES ENTERTAINMENT), TIFFANY BEARDEN (EVOLUTION PR), CAMILLA KLEINDIENST (BANNER MUSIC), MARY LAUREN TEAGUE (DOTTED I ENTERTAINMENT LLC), JENNIFER TURNBOW (NSAI), ALICIA LANIER JONES (RIVER HOUSE ARTISTS), KASEY CLECKLER (CAPE & ANCHOR), CIARA SHORTRIDGE (CURB), LYNDIE WENNER (SRO PR) and LAURIE HUGHES (HUGHES LAW).
Founded in 1991, the non-profit is the longest-running organization for females in the music industry in NASHVILLE, and is dedicated to fostering relationships and opportunities for its members through continuous education, networking and community service initiatives.
Hungate (Photo: Facebook)
CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING has launched a joint venture with songwriter TOFER BROWN, CHROMATIC MUSIC, and has signed NASHVILLE-based songwriter LAUREN HUNGATE to the new venture. The worldwide publishing deal, effective immediately, will cover HUNGATE’s full catalog.
HUNGATE has had success in the Country, Pop, Christian, R&B and Folk genres, with cuts to date from LILY ROSE, ASHLAND CRAFT, GRAY ROBINSON and RACHEL NEIMROFF. BROWN's credits include cuts from LADY A, LITTLE BIG TOWN, HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH, JOHN PARDI and more.
“I first became aware of LAUREN over a year ago, and the second I heard her songs I thought, ‘Who is LAUREN HUNGATE and ... more »
FOX-TV’s Country music-themed drama series, MONARCH, which had been set to premiere with a special two-night event on SUNDAY, JANUARY 30th following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP game, and continue on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, has now had its premiere date pushed back to fall. The series stars TRACE ADKINS, SUSAN SARANDON and ANNA FRIEL, all playing members of “the first family of Country music,” and was about halfway into shooting its first season in ATLANTA.
In a statement, the network blamed the pandemic for the rescheduling, issuing the following statement: “With an incredible pedigree of talent and musical performances, the powerfully compelling ... more »
NASHVILLE-based BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT (BRE) has hired Country industry veteran ERIN DUVALL as Dir./Digital Marketing and Streaming Strategy. In this role, DUVALL will run point across all digital strategy and activations for BRE’s artist roster. She will be responsible for each artist's audience and content development, social media marketing, online promotion, influencers and advertising.
DUVALL most recently served as the video strategist for WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE, focusing on YOUTUBE growth for BLAKE SHELTON, KENNY CHESNEY, DAN + SHAY and more. Previously, she was the U.S. Country music programmer for YOUTUBE MUSIC and GOOGLE PLAY, ... more »
MaCDONALD BROADCASTING Country WKCQ (98 KCQ)/SAGINAW, MI has added SETH JUSTICE to nights. He replaces BRECK KINSEY, who joined the station last MARCH (NET NEWS 3/22/21), and moved to afternoons at CUMULUS' crosstown Top 40 WIOG and middays at Rock sister WKQZ (Z93) in NOVEMBER.
JUSTICE arrives from weekends/swing at NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY Rock WRKZ (99.7 THE BLITZ)/COLUMBUS, OH.
"SETH is a bright, talented up-and-comer," said WKCQ OM JASON ADDAMS. "In a time when it's very challenging to find and develop the next generation of radio stars, we feel lucky to have SETH on the team! He will be key in helping us grow and win! We ... more »
REGIONAL MEDIA's newly acquired Country KNIM-A-K240DY (PICKUP COUNTRY 95.9/1580)/MARYVILLE, MO (NET NEWS 1/7) has re-branded as "I'M COUNTRY KNIM," tweaking the format to reposition as "Real American Country."
A new morning show, "THE BREAKFAST CLUB WITH DON & TRISH," hosted by DON BURCH and TRISHA DEEN, debuted YESTERDAY (1/12) along with two syndicated shows, KEY NETWORKS' "SHAWN PARR'S ACROSS THE COUNTRY" in the 2-6p (CT) slot and SKYVIEW NETWORKS' "B-DUB RADIO" for 7p-midnight weekdays and SATURDAYs.
The MARYVILLE FORUM reports that REGIONAL MEDIA is also building a new broadcast facility.
“I am very excited to be part of the REGIONAL MEDIA family and look forward to interacting with listeners through calls, numerous public events and in-studio visits,” said BURCH in a press release cited by the MARYVILLE FORUM. “I can’t wait to have a lot of fun with all of our listeners during their commute to work and helping them get their day started off on the right foot. I think everyone will love the direction with the new format for KNIM.”
Listen to KNIM live here.
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Three new shows have been added to the SUNDAY lineup at AUDACY's BETQL NETWORK.
Joining the schedule on JANUARY 16th are "BETQL 5 STAR WEEKEND." 8-10a (ET) until FEBRUARY 20th, then 10a-noon, with AUDACY Sports KDKA-F (93.7 THE FAN)/PITTSBURGH host CHRIS MACK and CBS SPORTS RADIO's DAMON AMENDOLARA (AUDACY Sports WJZ-F (105.7 THE FAN)/BALTIMORE's JEREMY CONN filling in until FEBRUARY 20th); "SUNDAY'S BETS," noon-4p (ET), with AUDACY Sports WTEM-A (THE TEAM 980)/WASHINGTON's TRAVIS THOMAS and BETQL's QUINTON MAYO and MICHAEL JENKINS; and "BETNATION" with CBS SPORTS RADIO's SHAUN MORASH and AUDACY Alternative national evening host KEVAN KENNEY, 4-8p. Also, BETQL writer LUCY BURDGE is joining BRANDON SPRAGUE as co-host of "BACK TO THE FUTURES" 8-9p.
“As football season turns the corner for the home stretch, we’re pleased to introduce three dynamic SUNDAY shows to help bettors get ready for all the action across the sports world,” said AUDACY VP/Sports MATT VOLK. “These three programs will continue to put fans in position to win on SUNDAYs, no matter the season.”
LOUISVILLE PUBLIC MEDIA has expanded its newsroom staff with the completion of fundraising to bolster its news coverage, raising over $1.7 million for adding a VP/Content and five new reporting positions at News-Talk WFPL/LOUISVILLE and using a $655,000 grant from the AMERICAN JOIURNALISM PROJECT for three new development positions and marketing. The moves bring the operation to 29 newsroom employees and 65 employees overall.
The changes include the hiring of GABRIELLE JONES as VP/Content, overseeing the newsroom, WFPL, Classical WUOL/LOUISVILLE, podcasting, and audience growth; promotion of AMINA ELAHI to City Editor; the addition of City ... more »
After being pulled from the lineup on SEPTEMBER 1st after two days at iHEARTMEDIA Sports WOKY-A (THE BIG 920)/MILWAUKEE due to a noncompete dispute with his former employer (NET NEWS 9/2/2021), BILL MICHAELS' regionally syndicated Sports show is returning to WOKY on MONDAY (1/19), according to a report in the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL.
MICHAELS, based at MID-WEST FAMILY BROADCASTING Sports WOZN-A-W244DR (1670AM AND 96.7FM THE ZONE)/MADISON, was pulled by WOKY after MICHAELS' former station, crosstown AUDACY Sports WSSP-A (1250 THE FAN), enforced its noncompete agreement with the host. At the time, WOKY moved FOX SPORTS RADIO's COLIN COWHERD to the 11a-2p (CT) midday slot from its previous tape-delayed afternoon airing.
PREMIERE NETWORKS host GLENN BECK has contracted COVID-19 again and told fellow syndicated host MARK LEVIN on the latter's WEDNESDAY show that the infection has spread to his lungs.
THE DAILY BEAST reports that BECK, who has not been vaccinated and has opposed mandates, said that he is taking the horse deworming medication Ivermectin to treat the virus, which he said that he has had "for about a week." He claimed that he is "not concerned about it" but added, "I am a fatty-fat-fatso, so that is probably not the best thing, and I got some other issues." BECK disclosed his second infection in an INSTAGRAM post last FRIDAY, calling it "just the worst 'cold' I have ever had."
In an interview with FOX NEWS CHANNEL's TUCKER CARLSON on TUESDAY, BECK spread the false story that a WASHINGTON state panel was deciding to create "internment camps" to detain the unvaccinated, a story that the SEATTLE TIMES reports was not true but resulted in "a couple hundred" protestors and a far-right Congressional candidate showing up at the State Board of Health on WEDNESDAY to protest.
Former NASCAR TEAM PENSKE Crew Chief TODD GORDON is joining SIRIUSXM NASCAR RADIO as co-host of "LATE SHIFT" with BRAD GILLIE on MONDAY nights 7-10p (ET). GORDON, who has been appearing on the channel for several years as a contributor, will begin his regular hosting chores on MONDAY (1/17).
“Since 2016 I have been a regular contributor on SIRIUSXM NASCAR RADIO to talk about racing and share my perspective with fans across the country,” said GORDON. “I have really enjoyed the interactions with our fan base and look forward to connecting with even more listeners and bringing my insights to fans of racing each and every MONDAY night alongside BRAD GILLIE.”
MOTOR RACING NETWORK will offer coverage of the NASCAR race being held at the LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM on FEBRUARY 6th. The BUSCH LIGHT CLASH AT THE COLISEUM will turn the football stadium and Olympic venue into a quarter-mile racetrack for a weekend; MRN will air the race and will broadcast the single car qualifying round on FEBRUARY 5th at 8:30p (ET) and all four qualifying heat races and two last-chance qualifying races before the main event that SUNDAY as well, starting at 2:30p (ET).
“NASCAR racing has a rich history competing on short, flat racetracks across the country," said MRN Pres. CHRIS SCHWARTZ. “And in less than a month we will be able to say that we have done so at a tradition-rich venue that has hosted the Olympic games twice and the first SUPER BOWL!”
Find out more about MRN’s plans to cover the COLISEUM races and the DAYTONA 500 from Sr. Mgr./Radio Partnerships BOB QUICK at (704) 262-6712 or email@example.com.
A financial talk show is joining the evening lineup at NEXSTAR News-Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO. "YOUR MONEY MATTERS," hosted by weekend "LET'S GET LEGAL" host JON HANSEN, will air 6-7p (CT) MONDAY through THURSDAY beginning FEBRUARY 7th.
“I’m looking forward to learning things along with the audience. Just like them, I’m someone looking for ways to save money, smart ways to spend money, and how to prepare my family for life’s surprises,” said HANSEN. “I’m looking forward to engaging with experts who can help everyone – no matter their financial background. 'YOUR MONEY MATTERS' will be a show driven by the listeners’ questions with their needs and financial goals in mind -- and I promise we’ll have a lot of fun along the way.”
“No one is more knowledgeable in hyper-local business and community news than JON HANSEN,” said VP/GM MARY SANDBERG BOYLE. “He is the perfect host to navigate these challenging topics and make them relatable to our audience.”
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JUDY GREER and KIM CATTRALL are the stars of a new scripted comedy podcast on AUDIBLE.
"SELF CENTER," produced by AUDIBLE with CONAN O'BRIEN's TEAM COCO, tells the story of a woman who finds that the treatments at a health spa might involve sinister and supernatural elements. The show, exclusive to AUDIBLE, was created by MATTHEW CHAUNCEY and also stars several familiar names from the comedy world, incluyding JANE LYNCH, APARNA NANCHERLA, ANDY RICHTER, and JOEL KIM BOOSTER.
Three of the stars of "NEW GIRL" -- ZOOEY DESCHANEL, HANNAH SIMONE, and LAMORNE MORRIS -- are hosting a rewatch podcast for iHEARTRADIO recapping the seven-season FOX sitcom. "WELCOME TO OUR SHOW" debuts on JANUARY 24th and will feature behind-the-scenes banter and a version of the sitcom's "True American" game.
“‘WELCOME TO OUR SHOW’ will bring listeners the same hilarious and warm-hearted energy that ‘NEW GIRL’ originally brought to its audience just over 10 years ago,” said iHEARTPODCAST NETWORK COO WILL PEARSON. “It was simply one of the funniest and most relatable shows in recent decades and we’re excited to have ZOOEY, HANNAH and ... more »
The CBC’s podcast slate for WINTER 2022 includes the memoir of a prominent journalist’s personal story of abuse, a new international news show, a reporter’s story of his childhood family tragedy, a missing-person case, dating stories, and a look at the creative process.
The new shows are ANNA MARIA TREMONTI’s personal account of marital abuse, “WELCOME TO PARADISE” (starting FEBRUARY 15th); the international news podcast “NOTHING IS FOREIGN” with TAMARA KHANDAKER (coming FEBRUARY 11th); ALEX MCKINNON’s “SORRY ABOUT THE KID,” telling the story of how he dealt with his brother’s death (debuting JANUARY 19th); “THE NEXT CALL: THE CASE OF NADIA ... more »
Now With Curiouscast
"THE PEAK DAILY," the daily Canadian business news update podcast, is joining CORUS' CURIOUSCAST PODCAST NETWORK, and will add a radio feature, "THE PEAK DAILY MINUTE," airing on CORUS News-Talk stations twice every weekday morning.
CORUS Dir./Podcasting and Streaming CHRIS "DUNNER" DUNCOMBE said, "We are thrilled to be working with THE PEAK DAILY to help to grow this smart, connected, entrepreneurial brand. This podcast is on top of the business stories that matter every single day. Best of all you get everything you need to know in 10 minutes or less and now you will also hear them nationally on our news talk radio stations. This is just the beginning of what we have planned with our new brand partnership.”
The show's creator and co-host BRETT CHANG added, "THE PEAK DAILY is thrilled to be joining the CURIOUSCAST PODCAST NETWORK. With CURIOUSCAST's support, we're excited to introduce new audiences to our fun and fast summaries of the biggest stories in Canadian and global business.”
OPERATION HOPE founder and Chairman/CEO JOHN HOPE BRYANT is hosting a weekly interview podcast for iHEARTMEDIA/ATLANTA. "BUILDING THE GOOD LIFE WITH JOHN HOPE BRYANT" debuted on DECEMBER 30th with a guest list including Bishop T.D. JAKES, KILLER MIKE, CNBC’s ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, DELTA CEO ED BASTIAN, PAYPAL CEO DAN SCHULMAN, and NEXTDOOR CEO SARAH FRIAR.
“This show is all about the magic of aspiration, inspiration, growing and maximizing human potential - delivered through the reach of the largest podcaster in the country. I have been a builder since I began my entrepreneurial journey as a 10-year-old boy in ... more »
INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP has named GUJI LORENZANA Country Manager of the PHILLIPINES and signing the local CURVE ENTERTAINMENT label to a global distribution deal. The agreement includes future releases from BROADWAY superstar LEA SALONGA,Lea Salonga, RYAN CAYABYAB and multi-platinum singer and actress GENEVA CRUZ.
INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP CEO BOB ROBACK commented, “GUJI brings the perfect combination of creative and industry experience to support our labels and artists as we look to work with the best indie artists in the PHILLIPINES. He will work closely with our team throughout SOUTHEAST ASIS as we grow our business in the region, as well as ... more »
NEVERSINK MEDIA GROUP has announced that HUDSON VALLEY Broadcaster MARK BOLGER is joining Classic Hits WALL-A/MIDDLETOWN, NY for weekends. He can be heard on SATURDAY and SUNDAY afternoons from noon to 5p (ET).
BOLGER, a 10-time winner in the "Best Radio Personality" category in HUDSON VALLEY MAGAZINE’s annual "Best-Of" issue, said, “Having been on in the mornings for decades was lots of fun. You try to help start people’s day when they are juggling time between work and family. WALL has given me a prime slot on weekend afternoons to share all these great songs. I’ll enjoy hanging out with the listeners while they kick back a little. It’s going to be great.”
WALL GM MARY RIDINGS added, “Having listened to and worked with MARK, I’m just as excited as most to add him to our on-air team. He’s a broadcast professional and an easy conversationalist, and he’s the perfect complement to our HUDSON VALLEY hometown station.”
BOLGER’s first broadcast on WALL will be SATURDAY, JANUARY 15th.
Celebrating MLK Weekend
For the upcoming MLK Weekend, AMERICAN URBAN RADIO (AURN) & SUPERADIO NETWORKS are re-releasing "KING... Realizing The Dream." The one-hour special celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.
The special is free to download and includes a series of one-minute MLK Vignettes, "INSPIRING MOMENTS," and "REMEMBERING THE DREAMER." The entire programming package was originally produced & aired in 2002.
DREAM WEAVER MARKETING Rock WARU (101.9 ROCKS)/WABASH, IN has added the syndicated "FLOYDIAN SLIP" PINK FLOYD show for SATURDAYS at 11p (ET) beginning JANUARY 22nd.
Voiceover talent RIDER has added WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING’s Active Rocker KUKN-HD2-K268BN (101.5 THE BLITZ)/LONGVIEW to his roster. RIDER was most recently the voice of the "SPIDERMAN: NO WAY HOME" movie trailer campaign.
BLITZ GM JOHN PAUL said, “RIDER hit it out of the park. His voice and delivery took 101.5 THE BLITZ to a whole different level. Not only is he super easy to work with, his turn around time and final voiced product was off the charts. I give him an A+++.”
Machine Gun Kelly: One Lucky Guy (Photo: DFree / Shutterstock.com)
Rocker MACHINE GUN KELLY popped the question to his amour, MEGAN FOX.
“In JULY 2020 we sat under this banyan tree,” wrote FOX on INSTAGRAM, announcing the engagement. “We asked for magic. We were oblivious to the pain we would face together in such a short, frenetic period of time. Unaware of the work and sacrifices the relationship would require from us but intoxicated off of the love. And the karma.
“Somehow a year and a half later, having walked through hell together, and having laughed more than I ever imagined possible, he asked me to marry him.
“And just as in every lifetime before this one, and as in every lifetime that will follow it, I ... more »
New Gender Justice Program
The BERKLEE INSTITUTE OF JAZZ AND GENDER JUSTICE has announced it will launch a three-year program, NEXT JAZZ LEGACY, to champion a new generation of early-career stage artists who will increase opportunities and inspire widespread change among gender inequality in the Jazz world.
According to the Institute, only 20% of the genre's GRAMMY nominees this year are female, and according to a study of NPR's JAZZ CRITICS poll, women made up only 16% of core band personnel for albums in 2019, and the majority of albums included no women musicians at all. NEXT JAZZ LEGACY, a trailblazing new program from NEW MUSIC USA and the BERKLEE INSTITUTE OF ... more »
The UK's beaux recently released his single “Fall Forward” taken from the EP, Memories Written Down, So I Won’t Forget Them, released on DIRTY HIT. The song is about that feeling of wanting to go out with friends and having fun, but lacking the motivation to actually leave the house, due to not being in the right headspace. Find out if the new single motivates you on today's PASSPORT APPROVED.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is 61 (Photo: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)
ALL ACCESS Happy Birthday wishes on THURSDAY (1/13), to ARISTA VP/Promotion MARK NEITER, AUDACY/CLEVELAND SVP/Market Mgr. TOM HERSCHEL, KBIG/LOS ANGELES’ VALENTINE, iHEARTMEDIA/CHICAGO VP/Urban Programming DERRICK BROWN, CUMULUS/CINCINNATI RVP/Market Mgr. DAVE CROWL, WZMX/HARTFORD’s JENNY BOOM BOOM, former KWIN/STOCKTON PD “BIG MIKE” ELWOOD, KJWL/FRESNO’s BRUCE CAMPBELL, former KHTI/RIVERSIDE PD JOHN DESANTIS, WKKO/TOLEDO's AMY DAVIS, veteran personality and voiceover talent DIANA STEELE, WARH-KSHE/ST. LOUIS Brand/Content Mgr. MARTY LINCK, CUMULUS/DES MOINES OM CHAD TAYLOR, and to CUMULUS/GREEN BAY VP/Market Mgr. CHRIS MOREAU.
Celebrating ... more »
MELANIE SCULL, LEE LEIPSNER, PHIL NIEVES, TODD CAVANAH, WILL CALDER, KAREN VAUGHN, MIKEY V, WINGNUT, MIKE DANGER, DAN CONNELLY, DAVE LEVORA, AMANDA DOBBINS, CHRISTINE CHIAPPETTA, DOUG HAMAND, KEVIN KENNEDY, SETH JUSTICE, ERIN DUVALL, DON BURCH, TRISHA DEEN, LAUREN HUNGATE, TOFER BROWN, NICK CANNON, MAREN MORRIS, BLAKE SHELTON, MIKE McCONNELL, EDDIE FINGERS, JEN DAUNT, RUSS BORIS, DJ BONICS, RYAN COTA, LIL D, RYAN DRAKE, BILLY SANTIAGO, KWASI KWA, DOUG DAVIS, SANDRA SMITH, DERRICK CORBETT, KALIM HASAN, MIKE NELSON, PAT WRIGHT, LANCE HALE, ROB CRESSMAN, DOUG HARRIS.