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Benztown Recruits Legal Talent For GC Position

Radio imaging voiceover and jingle company Benztown has appointed Katrina Woolverton as General Counsel, a newly created position. Woolverton is a graduate of Southwestern University Law School in Los Angeles and San Diego State University.

Stevie Wonder To Keynote ASCAP EXPO, Accept Award

Legendary artist Stevie Wonder will be honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, with its inaugural Key of Life Award at this year’s ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO in Los Angeles, April 13-15. He will also appear in a keynote “I Create Music” session.

B96 Cooking Something Up With Bebe Rexa

The singer will be a guest of Chicago's B96 (96.3 FM) at the new CBS Radio Chicago Culinary Kitchen on March 20. Rexa will be the first guest artist to show off her culinary skills while being interviewed by B96 morning show hosts J Niice, Showbiz Shelly, and Producer Gabe, in front of a studio audience of approximately 20 winners.

Report: Savage Mugged In San Francisco

Rich Lieberman is reporting that Michael Savage was confronted and physically attacked Tuesday night after eating dinner at Servino's Restaurant in Tiburon, CA. The report says the mugger kicked Savage's dog then threw the syndicated talker to the ground.

Another Honor For One Of Radio’s Good Guys

Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan is either going to need a bigger shelf or add a trophy room onto his house. Smulyan is being awarded the 2017 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award by the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Here are just a few of the honors and awards one of radio's most respected broadcasters has earned so far.

iHeart Hires Sports Expert As Market Prez

Mark Fuhrman is the new Area President for the West Virginia Region, which includes Huntington, Parkersburg, and Wheeling. Fuhrman joins iHeart from IMG College, where he was GM and managed Thundering Herd Sports Marketing for Marshall University in West Virginia.

Congrats To Steve Jones, Stanley Hubbard

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation awarded ABC Radio VP/GM Steve Jones the First Amendment Service Award this week. The award honors those in local or network news who work in an off-air, management, largely behind-the-scenes role. Here Jones is accepting the award from ABC News’ Robin Sproul who introduced him at the event in Washington, DC.

Las Vegas Has Its Roxy

Las Vegas Hip Hip/R&B station REAL 103.9, has a new APD and MD: the exotically named Roxy Romeo. Romeo is currently the 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. personality with the station and she’ll retain that role as well. REAL features artists like Drake, Future, Chris Brown, J Cole, and Migos.

B-Dub Taking The Bull By The Horns

Sacramento’s 92.5 The Bull has brought in Bryan (B-Dub) Washington from KMLE-FM in Phoenix to be PD and afternoon drive host for the Country station. Washington will be responsible for the day-to-day programming operations of 92.5 The Bull.

Bones Helping Wounded Air Force Vet

U.S. Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson, who was paralyzed from the chest down during his third tour in Afghanistan, is in need of a home to accommodate his needs.  Bones and his on-air crew announced they would donate proceeds from the sale of camouflage #PimpinJoy T-shirts on TheShopForward.com. The response has been amazing.

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