Talk Radio Hosts Converging On Capitol Hill, June 28-29

The conservative talkers, numbering more than 60, will use the two days to pressure President Trump to stay the course with his immigration policies and Congress to follow suit. This will be 11th annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire radio row event.

Heather Cohen Is On The Radio Ink Cover

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Urban Leaders Meet P&G Execs

The meeting was arranged by Kizart Media Partners and included the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, who met with P&G executives at their Cincinnati headquarters. The initiatives discussed have not yet been announced publicly, however they included concerns from the African American community, according to Kizart.

Trio To Boost Marketing, Finance, & Content At Midroll

Podcast outfit Midroll Media has brought in Amy Fitzgibbons as Vice President of Marketing; Laura Mayer joins as Executive Producer for Midroll; and David Murray becomes Vice President of Finance and Strategy. Fitzgibbons comes to Midroll from PhotoShelter; Mayer joins the company from Panoply; and, Murray joins from The E.W. Scripps Company.

Is Podcasting Ruining Radio?

(by Renee Cassis) At the RAIN Podcast Business Summit in New York City Wednesday, Amplifi Media CEO Steve Goldstein said, “There is a fear that podcasting ruins radio." Goldstein interviewed iHeartRadio's Elvis Duran, and Senior Vice President of Podcasting, Chris Peterson, both of whom found great value in the podcast extensions of Duran’s Morning Show.

Tom Kent Radio Network Joins SAG-AFTRA

TKRN CEO Tom Kent said he's more than excited to become a SAG-AFTRA shop. "We embrace all of it's principles and look forward to a long and prosperous future together. Our current and future affiliates know how committed we have been to showcasing excellent talent and this deal is a major indication that our commitment will continue." The Tom Kent Radio Network has over 500 affiliates nationwide.

Legal Eagle Recruited By FCC

Her name is Rosemary Harold and she will serve as Chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Harold is an attorney with considerable experience both within the agency and in private practice. She is also a former journalist. The Enforcement Bureau manages Commission work enforcing the Communications Act, FCC rules, and various licensing terms and conditions.

Hudson To GM Gallagher Show For Salem

The Mike Gallagher Show has brought in longtime Gallagher associate Joey Hudson as GM of the nationally syndicated Talk program. Hudson, who is the Executive Director of Gallagher's 501(c)3 non-profit foundation Gallagher's Army: Fallen Officer Fund, exits WGTK-WRTH/Greenville, SC , where he is GM, to take up the new position.

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