A Proposed Fix To The Pre-1972 Problem

Congressman Darrell Issa (pictured) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee for Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet introduced legislation they say will "close a long-standing gap in federal copyright law."

Radio Without Madison Avenue

(By Eric Rhoads)Here’s a news flash, in case you missed it: Madison Avenue advertisers are mostly not enamored of radio. Yes, there are some loyal ones who continue to spend, but, right or wrong, most believe the world has moved on and that things like radio are antiquated.

Northern Kentucky University Sells FM

Grant County Broadcasters, owners of WNKR-FM in Northern Kentucky, is purchasing WNKN-FM, in Ohio, from Northern Kentucky University. WNKR CEO Jeff Ziesmann said, “Our company is pleased to maintain this heritage station as locally owned and operated. Our goal is to provide stable, high-quality, locally produced programming to the greatest number of listeners in the WNKN coverage area.

Making Millennials More Relevant

(By Georgia Beasley) Technology has allowed for more sharing in all aspects of Millennials’ lives. We share photos on the “cloud,” we ride-share in Ubers, and we share our once-personal moments through social media. This approach is no different in the workplace and exactly the environment that allows Millennials to excel.

Radio From The Twilight Zone

(By Curt Krafft) Submitted for your approval. A radio station that contradicts itself. A station that does one thing but promotes just the opposite. A station that sends out a signal reassuring the listeners that it's giving them what they want. A station with a tower, a transmitter, and a license to broadcast....from the Twilight Zone.

Asleep At The Wheel To Perform At NAB Awards Show

The multi-Grammy Award-winning country band will perform at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show, on Thursday, September 7. The event is part of the 2017 Radio Show, held September 5-8 at the JW Marriott Austin and produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and Radio Advertising Bureau.

More On That Country Radio is Sexist Story

We've heard from more Country PD's about our story on Billboard Magazine writer Jon Freeman calling Country Radio sexist for not playing enough female artists. 36 year radio vet Sue Wilson (pictured) is the VP of Operations for Rubber City Radio's WQMX in Akron. Wilson says this touchy subject was discussed at a recent CRS Agenda Meeting.

Alaska FM Hit With $66K Fine

The reason the FCC is levying this big fine against KIBH-FM is for numerous alleged violations of FCC rules, including "actions that undermine the effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System."

Ryvicker: Auto Advertising is Stable

With Automotive sales leveling off compared to the past few years, Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker hosted a call with investors on the state of auto advertising. Automotive has been radio's biggest spending category for many years. Ryvicker's conclusion from the call...

Radio Freedom Act Tops 200

The push gets stronger as another seven Members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act now has 206 cosponsors in the House and 23 in the Senate.

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Cumulus Rewards Hammer

Lee Hammer has been the Program Director at KNBR 680 for the last 12 years and was Program Director for KNBR 1050 (KTCT) for over 19 years. On Thursday, Cumulus promoted Hammer to the newly created position of Vice President, Sports Play-by-Play Programming for San Francisco. Hammer has been named one of Radio Ink's Best Program Directors since 2013.

WCCO Names New PM Drive Team

Paul Douglas and Jordana Green have been named the new afternoon drive hosts on WCCO-AM in Minneapolis. They begin August 1 and they replace John Williams who took a position with WGN in Chicago. Paul and Jordana previously teamed up when Jordana was Vice President of Programming for WeatherNation TV before moving to WCCO.

WYNN-FM 106.3 Adds A Little Hot Sauce

That’s DJ Hot Sauce, AKA Roderick Grover, who has been appointed Program Director for the Urban station in Florence, SC. DJ Hot Sauce was previously Mix Show Coordinator and on-air personality for WGCI-FM in Chicago. Prior to that, he held radio positions in Montgomery, AL, Milwaukee, WI, and Shreveport, LA.

LA KIIS Personality Sisanie To Fill In For Ripa 

Kelly Ripa is going on vacation and on-air personality Sisanie will team up with Ryan Seacrest to co-host ABC’s Live With Kelly and Ryan while she’s away. Look for her on August 7. Sisanie co-hosts On Air with Ryan Seacrest and previously hosted a midday show on KIIS-FM.

Rockcastle Adds Wilhite & Wall

Rockcastle Media Networks has signed Country morning show Wilhite & Wall to its lineup of programming as of September 4. Rockcastle was launched in April 2016 by network veteran Will Sterrett. The network also carries The MusicWeek Countdown, The Neon Beat with John Christopher, and the short-form features Think Fast! and The Motivation Minute with Greg Knapp.

New Platform And Mobile App For PodcastOne

The new app offers listeners a destination where they can have conversations around shows, access behind-the-scenes photos, message one another, read articles, and take polls.

Tom Kent Launches New Podcast

The Tom Kent Radio Network has launched a new weekly podcast called "Inside the Microphone," which goes behind the scenes with an iconic local radio personality whose influenced our industry. The first features legendary WLS-FM afternoon personality Ron Parker.

Nothing But The Truth From DL Hughley

The comedian, actor, and radio host now has his own podcast, The Hughley Truth. It’s all about real, raw, and funny conversation. Each week, DL and his wingman, “News Guy” Guy Lambert, discuss politics, social behavior, entertainment, and more with engaging guests from all walks of life.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

In This Issue: June 19, 2017
Cover Story: Weiss Agency EVP Heather Cohen
The Most Influential Women In Radio
MIW Legend: Kay Olin