Entercom Shows Faith In What Bo Knows

Veteran morning host Bo Thompson has landed a multi-year contract extension with Entercom Charlotte’s News 1110-AM, 99.3-FM WBT. Thompson is host of Charlotte’s Morning News, weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thompson began his career at WBT in 1990. He is a Charlotte native.
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10 Observations From The NAB Show In Las Vegas

(by John Garziglia) The NAB Show in Las Vegas has morphed into a media extravaganza in which radio plays just a part. Nonetheless, radio broadcasters continue to be exceedingly catered to by the NAB, in sessions and on the exhibit floor. Here are top 10 observations on legal, regulatory and operational issues having been one of the 100,000+ attendees:

Marlins Broadcaster Recovering After Fall

Felo Ramirez is the Spanish-language play-by-play host for Major League Baseball's Florida Marlins. The Miami Herald is reporting the 93-year old is recovering in a Delaware hospital after a fall from the team bus and was bleeding from the back of his head

iHeart Shows Elvis Five More Years Of Love

iHeartMedia has renewed the contract with syndicated morning man Elvis Duran. It's a new 5-year deal which will keep Duran at WHTZ-FM in New York City. He's also heard on 80 stations across the country. Duran will also collaborate with iHeart on a several joint ventures and events, including hosting the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City.

Mike Scott Is Ready For His Next Challenge

Scott tells Radio Ink his recent position as Market Operations Manager-Brand Manager/PM-drive air personality with Midwest Communications in Lansing, has been eliminated and he's ready to come work for you. Scott has 35 years of major-market experience (primarily in Detroit) but has also worked in Chicago, Cincinnati, Fort Wayne, and Flint. He can be reached at [email protected]

Breezy New Host For Celebrity Countdown 

United Stations Radio Networks announced Thursday that it has struck a deal with air personality Joe Breezy to take over as host of its weekly CHR and Hot AC program Celebrity Top Ten Countdown. The show was formerly hosted by Jackson Blue, whose schedule has become too jammed for him to continue in the role. 

Student Broadcasters Get The Grand Tour

Seton Hall University’s student-run WSOU 89.5 FM revamped and expanded its mentoring program this past academic year, a fact made obvious when students Nick Durant and Tim Bonomo were accompanied by WSOU alumnus, mentor and retired WCBS-FM music director Richard Lorenzo to observe the operations of CBS Radio in New York City.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Supercharge ROI For Your Advertisers

Ryan Steelberg, President of Veritone, and one of the world’s foremost experts in online advertising, will co-host the first in a series of free Radio Ink and RBR-TVBR webinars starting May 23 at 1 p.m. ET. Ryan will reveal new tool sets that enable broadcasters and advertisers to increase ROI and campaign measurement. (REGISTER HERE).

SiriusXM Revenue Up 8% In Q1

The revenue number for the quarter for SiriusXM was $1.3 billion. CEO Jim Meyer said, "Once again, we are demonstrating the scalability and strength of SiriusXM's unique business model and the robust consumer demand for our very special content bundle."

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Since 1999, Radio Ink's Most Influential Women in Radio list has reflected the significant progress made in the growth and opportunities of and by women in the industry. Hard earned? Absolutely. Enough? In many areas, still no. But what is impressive is that a list of 10 eighteen years ago topped 100 in 2016. DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS TODAY!

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