Duo Upped At WRQX Mix 107.3

The Washington, DC, station has promoted WRQX Mix 107.3 Music Director Ashley Nickels to Assistant Program Director and part-time personality Seth King is now full-time host, nights. King’s show airs Monday through Friday from 7 p.m.-12 Midnight.

Local Legends To Fill Key Air Slots At KHTP

Award-winning rap artist Anthony Ray, better known as Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Seattle radio veteran Eric Powers will join the KHTP-FM HOT 103.7 (Seattle) lineup. Sir Mix-A-Lot will be on air during morning drive from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Powers will be the afternoon drive host from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as the station's Program Director effective July 5.

Noory’s As Mad As Hell

Coast to Coast AM host George Noory, who recently extended his contract with Premiere Networks, has released his latest book, Mad As Hell. Noory lets loose in the book about why his passion for our country’s welfare has him enraged and concerned about its future – but he believes we can work together to bring about positive change.

Radio Vet Carl Conner Passes

Conner worked in the radio broadcasting industry for over 47 years in markets including Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, Augusta, Houston, and Columbus, GA. In 2016, he retired from Davis Broadcasting as the VP of Operations after 20 years with the company.

Charlotte Host Aims To Be Motorcycle Ace

And now for something completely different. Ace of The Ace & TJ Show on Channel 96.1 has a childhood dream of jumping over multiple cars on a motorcycle. On Friday, June 30 at Iron Horse Motorcycles in Monroe, NC, that dream will come true. Ace & TJ will broadcast live from Iron Horse.

Westergren Steps Down As Pandora CEO

After much speculation that the Pandora founder and two-time CEO would step down, Tuesday was the day. As the Board begins its search for a new CEO, CFO Naveen Chopra will step in as interim CEO. Westergren is also out as a Pandora board member. President Mike Herring and CMO Nick Bartle are also gone.

Pandora Turns Off Australia And New Zealand

The changes keep coming from the pure-play streamer. On the same day Pandora made it official CEO and founder Tim Westergren was leaving, the company announced it was winding down operations in Australia and New Zealand. Pandora had been serving those two countries with its curated music service since December of 2012. Here's the official company statement...

Radio Gets $1 Out Of Every $14 In New York

According to BIA/Kelsey's updated 2017 U.S. Local Advertising Forecast, radio stations in New York will receive about $992.2 million of the $13.7 billion spent on local media. Direct mail will receive the most ($3.57 billion), digital came in second ($1.78 billion), followed by TV over-the-air ($1.73 billion), mobile ($1.54 billion), then radio ($992.2 million).

Do Advertisers Buy on Facts or Feelings?

From Borrell & Associates' most recent 12-week study of small businesses, this question: Do local businesses buy advertising on feelings or facts? This week's chart illustrates what 2,293 of them are doing. Using a sliding scale of "100% Gut" to "100% Data," Borrell asked the business owners to indicate how they decided to buy media.

Kay Olin is Radio Ink’s 2017 MIW Legend

Kay Olin's long and extremely successful radio career started by accident. She had just graduated from Agnes Scott College as a political science major and was working as a receptionist down the hall from RKO TV/Radio Reps in Atlanta. One day she asked what they did because they looked like they were having so much fun. The response was: “Do you want to work here?” She said yes and was hired.

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In This Issue: June 19, 2017
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The Most Influential Women In Radio
MIW Legend: Kay Olin


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