GeoBroadcast Targets iHeart

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The company trying to convince the FCC to change a rule that would allow radio stations to geo-target content and advertising to specific areas in their markets is calling out iHeart. Is it fair to be making this fight about iHeart? You decide.

88Nine Names Interim Executive Director

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Danae Davis has been named as interim executive director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM 88.9). The change in leadership comes as Kevin Sucher steps down, after less than two years on the job. A search committee will work on filling the role permanently.

LRFA Picks Up More Support

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Eleven members of the House of Representatives have added their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act. The bill that opposes any potential legislation to impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations now has 208 co-sponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate.

LeGeyt Lays Out Vision For His NAB

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New National Association of Broadcasters CEO Curtis LeGeyt shared his vision and outlook for the organization and the broadcasting industry in a virtual town hall for NAB members Thursday. LeGeyt told members he's focused on three specific areas as we head into 2022.

Sales Manager of The Week – Salem’s Mike Murphy

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Salem General Manager Nic Anderson says Mike Murphy is the glue that holds many departments together at his radio station. "He's a coach, mentor, counselor, idea generator, and connoisseur of dad jokes. I’m blessed to have him on our team.” Our Sales Manager of The Week Feature is sponsored by The Center For Sales Strategy.

Dallas DJ Charged With Producing Child Porn

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49-year old Clois Glenn Raborn, known for appearing on “The Russ Martin Show,” on iHeartMedia's DFW Rocker KEGL-FM has been charged with production of child pornography. The charges were announced by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

CRS Humanitarian Award For Froglear

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Heather Froglear has been selected to receive The Country Radio Broadcasters 2022 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award. She will be recognized with the award during the New Faces of Country Music show, held during CRS 2022.

ARC Introduces New Product

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Affiliate relations platform ARC Software welcomes two new producers to its platform as well as the introduction of a new online intention form process for network radio.

Hot Mic Costs Steve Shaw MBHoF

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Steve Shaw and Jim Carter's inadvertent 'Hot Mic' comments last week not only cost them their jobs at WHOU-FM, but now Shaw is out of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame. While preparing for a girls' basketball game, the pair made derogatory comments about some of the players.

Skyview Promotes Steve Jones to CEO

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Skyview Networks announced on Thursday that Steve Jones, its COO/President, has been promoted to CEO. Ken Thiele, Founder and CEO, moves to Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. Jones has been COO/President since joining the company in 2019.

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ABC Audio Launches GMA Channel

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ABC Audio has launched its new GMA channel on Apple Podcasts and announced three new podcasts: a Good Morning America podcast; the second season of Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson and new entertainment podcast Close Up.

Backtracks Launches Podcast Ad-Insertion Technology

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Podcast analytics and advertising platform company Backtracks is using the technology called VAST, which stands for video ad serving template. The technology will allow podcasters to insert ads into pre-recorded and live audio. Details HERE.

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Madison Ends Hunger Strike

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SiriusXM host Joe Madison has been on a hunger strike since November of 2021 hoping Congress would pass voting rights legislation. Now that it appears that issue is dead in the water on Capitol Hill, after 74 days without eating, Madison is throwing in the towel. Listen to his statement HERE.

Kudos To Sam Alex

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Radio & TV personality Sam Alex’s inaugural Camp Broadcast Acoustic Concert was held this past Sunday, raising money for student scholarships to attend Camp Broadcast. Money is still being collected so the final tally is not yet known. 

Ortiz Named Chief Judge For Mercury Awards

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Alejandro Ortiz, Executive Creative Director, Campbell Ewald, has been named chief judge for the 31st annual Radio Mercury Awards. Call for entries for the 2022 Radio Mercury Awards will open in a few weeks.

TuneIn Helping Content Creators

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TuneIn On Air is a new program that will provide content creators, educational, and non-profit broadcasters in the United States with access to distribution tools. The company say it wants to "reinvent radio for a connected world by bringing radio distribution into the digital age."

CES Takeaways

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Audacy Insights Series this month will focus on CES 2022. A panel will discuss trends from the recently completed event in Las Vegas.

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