iHeart’s Subramanyam Receives Top Digital Award

As iHeartMedia’s President of Insights, Research and Data Analytics, Subramanyam develops and manages an expansive range of data and research efforts involving digital analytics, ratings and measurement, ad sales research, mobile measurement, programming analysis, music research, campaign measurement/attribution and marketing research.

Hernandez To Sin City

CBS Radio's KXQQ-FM in Las Vegas has hired Natalia Hernandez as its new midday host. Hernandez said, "14 years ago I got my first gig at CBS Radio in West Palm and I'm so happy to be back with the company it all started with. My career has come full circle and I have to thank our PD JB King for believing in me for the midday opportunity at Q100.5."

Cumulus Appoints Arledge Ops Manager For Shreveport

Chip Arledge is now the Operations Manager for Cumulus' five-station cluster in Shreveport-Bossier City, LA. Arledge will also serve as Program Director for KRMD-FM and KRMD-AM. He joins Cumulus from Eagle Radio Group/Results Radio Network in Marquette, MI, where he was Director of Commotion & Product Development.

Curtis Media’s QDR Gets A New Music Director

Mimi Wheeler is the new Promotions Director and Music Director for Curtis Media's WQDR in Raleigh. VP of Programming Lisa McKay said, “Mimi has a fire in her belly to be a part of a winning team. She has a love for doing great radio and understands how to treat our listeners like family. Mimi grew up here and knows the local landscape of people and places extremely well."

Retired Slugger Teixeira Bringing Expertise To Airwaves

If Mark Teixeira’s career on the diamond is anything to go by, his contributions to The Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN will be priceless. The former first baseman will be at the mic every Thursday at 5 p.m., offering his opinions and analysis, beginning March 30.

Beasley Same-Station Revenue Increases 7.6%

That $2.1 million increase in Q4 of 2016 was mainly due to an increase in political and double-digit increases in Tampa, Charlotte, and Las Vegas. Beasley Media CEO Caroline Beasley said the Greater Media stations, which the company closed on back in 2016, decreased 6.1% ($2.3 million) in Q4 with about 60% of the decline coming from the Philadelphia market. Beasley said that decline was due to the ownership change and transition.

Greater Media Transition On Track

Beasley Media CEO Caroline Beasley says the company will recognize a $45 million gain from the Greater Media transaction, based on the value of the assets and the price the company paid. She said the integration of Greater Media is on track and should be completed within the schedule the company set when it closed the deal.

Are You On This List?

The heart and center of Hispanic radio is heading to Fort Lauderdale as the industry’s most forward-thinking companies, researchers, and programmers attend the Hispanic Radio Conference, March 28-29. Record numbers of Hispanic radio broadcasters will be there, discussing revenue and ratings — and how to increase them — and sharing sales strategies, market research, programming tips, and crucial projections about the hottest market in media.

How To Market Yourself For Success

Tim Leary has been in radio since the age of 18. That includes doing weekend overnights for Loren (Loren and Wally) in Boston, tech producing for Steve Dahl, and writing and doing on-air characters for Mancow. He's worked in Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, Reno, Providence, Cleveland, and Savannah/Hilton Head, where he's settled in working for Alpha.

Who Are The Best Program Directors In America?

It's time for you to make your nominations for America's Best Programmers. Last year, SBS's Arturo Sosa, iHeart's Chris Conley and John Ivey, and CBS Radio's Jim Ryan and Kevin Weatherly topped our list. Can they do it again? Make your nomination HERE and check out the full 2016 list HERE.

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