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Why is Keith Lawless One of Radio’s Best Leaders?

On Thursday, September 22 at The Radio Show in Nashville, Radio Ink magazine will be introducing the industry to radio’s most successful Sales Managers, General Managers, Digital Sellers, and Account Executives. Thanks to the Radio Advertising Bureau, we are able to recognize these industry greats every year with awards named in honor of Wayne Cornils, who worked for the RAB for many years and was one of radio’s greatest ambassadors. Keith Lawless is also a great ambassador for radio and here are the reasons why...

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Duke Wright Picks up 5 Minnesota FM’s

Midwest Communications is purchasing the five FM's and three affiliated translators from Red Rock Radio.

Bobby Bones Shows The Love For Louisiana

The Bobby Bones Show, which has a great fundraising record, is donating $85,000 to the American Red Cross flood relief effort in Louisiana. Last week, the award-winning Country morning radio show announced that all proceeds from #PimpinJoy merchandise on, and the Bones listeners did the rest.

Foundation Helping Broadcasters In Louisiana

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is providing emergency grants to broadcasters whose lives and property have been severely damaged by the floods in Louisiana and the wildfires in California. The Emergency and Disaster Grant Program features a short vetting process to get the money to victims within a week.

High Plains Picks Up Two In Mississippi

Broker Bill Cate of Media Services Group fills us in on the details of this sale. High Plains Radio Network in Plainview, Texas moves into its fourth state with the announced purchase of WDMS and WGVM in Greenville, Mississippi, for a total of $500,000.

Neuhoff Named MIW Trailblazer

The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio has announced that Neuhoff Communications President and CEO Beth Neuhoff has been named the 2016 MIW Frances Preston Trailblazer. The award is presented to a woman who, through her leadership and success in the media industry, creates opportunities for other women in radio.

Congratulations To Our Friends at Benztown

Imaging company Benztown has made Inc. magazine's list of one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth consecutive year. Benztown has increased sales 48% since the start of 2011.

L.A. Ratings Under Investigation

A Nielsen spokesperson tells Radio Ink this latest issue with meters was "an isolated personnel issue. There is no indication that this involved any media entities." Monday afternoon, Nielsen informed radio subscribers that there were "irregular compliance patterns" in PPM homes in Los Angeles. Here are the details...

Walgreens Challenges GEICO For Top spot

The pharmacy chain jumped into the second spot (up from ninth) by airing just over 40,000 commercials on radio stations all across the country last week, according to Media Monitors.

Trump Shows Signs of Using Radio

According to Media Monitors, with the leadership shift at the Trump campaign, the Republican candidate is starting to spend money on radio.

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Lauer To Run Sales For KTI Country Milwaukee

Eric Lauer is the new GSM for the Scripps owned country outlet in Milwaukee. Lauer, a Milwaukee native, heads to Milwaukee from his current position as GSM for Cox Media in Jacksonville. In addition to leading sales at KTI, Lauer will serve as National Sales Manager for Scripps Radio, Milwaukee.

Sheridan To Sell For iHeart Milwaukee

Tom Sheridan is hired to sell for the iHeartMedia Milwaukee cluster. Sheridan previously worked as a GSM and D.O.S. for EW Scripps where he served for over 25 years.

Big D Takes Over Afternoons At KWNR-FM

The Las Vegas Country station made the announcement Monday. Big D will host weekdays from 3-7 p.m. PT, beginning August 22. He knows the Vegas market well, having worked there as the Assistant Program Director/Music Director and afternoon host on KPLV-FM 93.1 the Party. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Big D served as the evening personality on 101.3 KDWB-FM in Twin Cities. Big D replaces JoJo Turnbeaugh in afternoons.

iHeart’s WMZQ Adds Dee Jay Silver

Sun Broadcast Group's "The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver" will now be heard on iHeartMedia's country station in Washington D.C., WMZQ from 7p-12a. The Country Club is now heard on over 70 stations across the country, including 16 iHeartMedia stations.

Hovel Joins iHeart As Senior VP

Dave Hovel resigned from his PD position at West Virgina Radio last Friday, as well as his morning show host gig at WICL in Williamsport, MD, to take on a new role with iHeart as Senior VP for Programming in the Salisbury, Maryland, market.

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iHeart, Pandora Top Triton’s June Ranker

There's also a company called Prisa Radio battling the regulars (iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, and NPR) on the top of the Triton chart. Prisa Radio is a Spanish-language radio group, with a presence in 12 countries, including Spain, Colombia, and Chile.

DMR To Study Podcasting

With the recent explosion of podcast listening, DMR Interactive has decided to embark on a new study. The company is teaming up with Texas A&M University’s Digital Media Research and Development Lab to examine the podcast space during the 2016-2017 academic year.

iHeart Investing In The Dash

iHeartRadio announced Monday a new update to their iHeartRadio for Auto app featuring two new integrations with MirrorLink ® RockScout and Drivemode. We've got all the details...

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