They are some of the most important names in Nashville, and across the Country radio fruited plain. The relationship between country stars, Country PDs, Country radio stations, and the country music fans is like none in any other format. Here are Radio Ink's Best Program Directors in Country Radio...
On Tuesday Cox Media Group Atlanta Radio named Jaleigh Long as its new Director of Sales. CMG has five stations in Atlanta (News 95.5 AM 750 WSB, B98.5 FM, 97.1 FM The River, KISS 104.1 FM, and Country 106.1/107.1). We spoke at length with Long about how she advanced to such an important position with CMG.
Hundreds of podcast hosts will be combining their powers in March to convert more listeners to the world of podcasts. According to Edison Research, one in five Americans listened to podcasts every month as of early 2016 – a number that has grown by double-digits for five years. But there are still plenty of folks who don’t know how to listen in.
She comes to Q100 from KDND in Sacramento, to take over the 7 p.m. to midnight slot from Adam Bomb, who moves to afternoons. Ashley Z (aka Ashley Elzinga) has also worked with Ryan Seacrest Productions in Los Angeles as part of the digital media team, and was night personality at WKHQ in Traverse City, MI.
Former Denver Bronco Tyler Polumbus and Fan Broncos Insider Cecil Lammey (pictured left) will huddle up for a 9-10 a.m. weekday show on Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM). Polumbus is a Denver native and Super Bowl winner, while Lammey is a respected football analyst.
Valerie Sickles is in her 16th year in radio. She says radio was her destiny. "I never intended radio as a career path. As a matter of fact, my career path has included TV, public affairs, event planning, and even working for a theatre company. Little did I know, I was being prepared for this beast we call radio and I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Country radio’s biggest event of the year, the Country Radio Seminar, kicks off today in downtown Nashville and Radio Ink will be there bringing you all the action. The three-day event kicks off with an opening ceremony at 3PM. Radio Ink and SONY will present the 2017 Best Country PD awards Thursday night at 6PM at SONY Nashville headquarters.
This is certainly out-of-the-box thinking at one of the country's coolest radio stations. KROQ, perhaps one of the most recognized Alternative Rock station in America, and DTS (the company that purchased HD Radio) have partnered, in a multi-year agreement, to create a series of intimate live shows featuring the biggest names in alternative rock.
Tonight iHeartMedia L.A. is launching The KFI Online Museum with Tim Conway Jr. in 3D, an interactive online 3D studio tour and scavenger hunt that provides a behind-the-scenes look at The Tim Conway Jr. Show (weeknights 6 – 10 p.m.).
Radio Ink is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the prestigious Medallas de Cortez, the only awards dedicated to honoring the very best in Hispanic radio.