Radio’s Reach is Still Massive

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With the renewed love for audio in recent years, spurred by podcasting, and the onslaught of new technologies for consumers to listen, radio's reach among the U.S. population is still massive. That's according to the latest Audio Today report from Nieslen.

Country Radio Hall Of Fame Grows

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The Country Radio Broadcasters have added to the 2022 Country Radio Hall of Fame. Honored were three off-air radio broadcasters and four on-air radio personalities.

Cumulus Cuts Helton’s Countdown Show

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Lon Helton's Country Countdown USA has been eliminated from the programming roster in a round of firings at Westwood One. Our friends over at All Access were first to report that Helton's show will end distribution with the Cumulus owned network at the end of July.

iHeart Charlotte Partnering With Local Hospital

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iHeartMedia Charlotte’s WHQC-FM has signed a multi-year partnership with Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital. Morning show hosts Miguel and Holly will lead the partnership by hosting an annual Radiothon, set for its inaugural event in December.

The End of an Era

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Apparently 36 years is enough radio for some hosts. KQRS Minneapolis morning man, Radio Hall of Famer Tom Barnard is retiring. His final broadcast will be December 23rd. The Minneapolis native has been with the station since 1986. He dominated morning ratings in that city for a very long time.

32K Thank You Military Cards

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KILT-FM Houston morning show “The Morning Bullpen,” collected 32,793 thank you cards as part of their annual “10k for the Troops” project. Since June 6, George, Mo and Fink have been asking listeners to purchase a thank you card, write a note in it and mail it to the station to deliver to the troops.

Hearst TV President Joins Forecast 2023

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Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television is this year's TV Chair for Radio Ink and Radio + Television Business Report Forecast 2023. He joins Honorary Chair Bob Pittman, Chairman/CEO, iHeartMedia, and Radio Chair Greg Ashlock, CEO/Multiplatform Group, iHeartMedia.

Radio Spot Script Help

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"Hooks, First Lines and Scene Setters” by Earl Pilkington is a Free 319-page e-book. The book offers 25 different business categories, there are at least 101 hooks, first lines and scene setters in each category.

College Football Broadcast Team Set

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Learfield, a company that will produce and distribute 13 weekly Saturday College Football Games, has set the College Football Saturday Night broadcast team. Mike Golic Jr. will be the analyst and Sloane Martin will handle play-by-play during the 2022 season.

Radio In Canadian Dashboards

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AM/FM radio is still used by most Canadians as an audio source in-car, according to The Infinite Dial 2022® Canada. The Edison Research and Triton Digital® research however shows radio has ceded some ground to digital dashboard audio sources.

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Evil Podcast Series Continues

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“Facing Evil” is from Tenderfoot TV and iHeartRadio. "Root of Evil" co-Hosts, sisters Rasha Pecoraro and Yvette Gentile look at true-crime cases and talk about the quest to heal From generational trauma.

New Louis Armstrong Podcast Launches

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Drop Biscuit Studios Co-Managing Partner, Mike Agovino announced the launch of a first-person biopic on the life of Louis Armstrong. POPS stars Reno Wilson and chronicles the life of Louis Armstrong.

WOUB Launching Cemetery Podcast

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WOUB Public Media is launching a new podcast hoping to shed light on the mystery surrounding the cemeteries at the old Athens Lunatic Asylum in southeast Ohio, now known as The Ridges. WHO Lies Beneath: The Asylum gives names and voices to those who were buried there under numbered tombstones. The first episode drops July 28th.

North Coast To Treasure Coast

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Jason Carr has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast. Carr comes from the 'North Coast' Cleveland, Ohio where he was PD for iHeart's WMMS and WHLK.

New PD At WMMS Cleveland

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Rob Anthony has been named Program Director for WMMS and WHLK in Cleveland. Anthony takes over for Jason Carr who has been promoted to SVP Programming for iHeartMedia West Palm Beach/Treasure Coast in Florida.

The End of an Era

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Apparently 36 years is enough radio for some hosts. KQRS Minneapolis morning man, Radio Hall of Famer Tom Barnard is retiring. His final broadcast will be December 23rd. The Minneapolis native has been with the station since 1986. He dominated morning ratings in that city for a very long time.

Bauer Media Launches App

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Bauer Media Audio has released its live radio app for Meta Portal, Portal Go and Portal+ devices. The app will make live radio streams from Bauer Media Audio’s UK brands available on Portal in the UK.

Williams Sisters Story On Stitcher

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"All-American: Venus & Serena" leads off the second season of Stitchers sports documentary series. The ten-episode season is produced by Stitcher’s Witness Docs unit.

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June 6, 2022


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