CMG Radio Management To Stay Intact

At least for now that's the word we're getting. Bill Hendrich (pictured) has been running Cox's radio division since taking over for Kim Guthrie back in 2015. Buyer Apollo is a new player to radio so it makes sense for Cox radio employees to be safe for now.

A New Player For Radio

Wednesday afternoon, Cox Enterprises announced it was selling Cox Media Group's 61 Radio station in 11 markets to a new broadcasting company that is substantially owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management. How much Apollo paid for the CMG radio stations was not announced.

Tomorrow On Podcasting For Radio Dummies

Our final show of season two features Mark Ramsey, who in partnership with Wondery, produces the Inside series, which includes Inside Jaws, Inside the Exorcist and his most recent release Inside Star Wars. Here is every episode of Podcasting For Radio Dummies.

Gracies Take Over New York City

And the Most Influential Women in Radio issue of Radio Ink Magazine was at every table. On Wednesday, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation held its 44th Annual Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street. The Breakfast Club's Angela Yee, seated here with Rose Blakelock, was honored for Outstanding Host/Personality.

Podcast Movement’s Industry Track Sessions Named

Podcast Movement, the annual gathering of the podcast industry, has announced the sessions for this year’s Industry Track, presented by media research firm Coleman Insights. This year’s track will focus on branding and content.

PRIDE Radio Adds 12 Stations

iHeartMedia’s LGBTQ+ network will expand its reach in major cities across the nation, including Houston, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Tampa, Cleveland, Columbus, OH, Seattle, Miami, Cincinnati, Charlotte, NC, and Baltimore.

Here’s Johnny….

Here's Johnny.... Johnny Donovan that is, in our latest Blast From The Past submission. This one comes from our friends at Donovan spent many years in NYC, first at WOR then at WABC where he preceded Dan Ingram on the air. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [email protected].


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It’s A Red, White & You Blood Drive

NEWS102.3 & AM740 KRMG are partnering with the American Red Cross in a two-day Red, White and You Blood Drive. The campaign launches on Thursday, June 27 and runs through Friday, June 28.

What Makes A Great Air Talent

Entercom Chief Programming Officer Pat Paxton is on the cover of Radio Ink that comes out this week. Sporting an extremely impressive programming resume, Paxton oversees the Entercom team responsible for all content distributed on every Entercom radio station, as well as all digital and social media listener engagement strategies. Here's an excerpt from our interview which is only available to subscribers to Radio Ink Magazine

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Cabana Publishes 2019 Podcast Buying Guide

Cabana's VP of Marketing Donelle Brown says, “The last edition of the Podcast Buying Guide was broad – more of a primer about the medium in general, and how to navigate the space. A lot has changed since then."

WTOP Podcast Is A Home Run

A true-crime podcast, which launched June 10, already has over 2 million downloads. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare," is hosted by WTOP's Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore.

Pittman Interviews Mohn

This week, on his Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing podcast, iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman sits down with his friend Jarl Mohn.

Wargin Joining Broncos Broadcasts

iHeart Denver midday personality Susie Wargin (KRFX/Classic Rock) will join the Denver Broncos radio broadcast team this fall as its sideline reporter. Wargin joins Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Rick Lewis (color commentary).

Who Will Replace Tom Joyner?

Chicago Media writer Robert Feder writes Joyner will announce his replacement tomorrow during his syndicated morning show. Joyner is retiring at the end of this year.

Amen, DJ Gets Music Director Gig

DJ Amen has been named Music Director for Los Angeles Hip Hop station REAL 92.3. He will report to Doc Wynter, Executive Vice President of Hip Hop Programming Strategy for iHeartMedia and Program Director for REAL 92.3.

Pandora Sued For Showing Song Lyrics

Music publishing company Wixen is taking Pandora to court for displaying lyrics from Wixen artists. Wixen settled a similar lawsuit with Spotify for $1.6 Billion. Wixen's roster includes Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine and others. The Verge reports that Wixen claims Pandora "knowingly used the lyrics without any valid license or authorization.”

SoulCycle Combines Health & Music

LIfestyle brand SoulCycle has teamed up with SiriusXM to launch the SoulCycle music channel, dedicated to playlists created by SoulCycle's instructors, including top artists and songs from SoulCycle classes nationwide.

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June 24, 2019
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