Is Radio Ready For A Sports Gambling Network?

How far will radio go to be part of the exploding sports gambling market? Dan Mason and David Gow hope the industry will go very far. Both have deep backgrounds with sports on the radio and both are now betting that a new phase of growth for the industry will come from sports gambling.

St. Jude Honors Entercom Station

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recognized the fundraising efforts of Country station WUSY-FM/Chattanooga with the 2019 Spotlight Award. The annual Heart Strings for Hope event has raised more than $1 million over the course of a decade.

Jersey Station Wins Breaking News Award

That station is 101.5 WKXW-FM and the award comes from the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. The story that earned the award was coverage of a fatal bus accident in Paramus, NJ, on the morning of May 17, 2018, when a school bus collided with a dump truck on Interstate 80.

WMAL-AM Flipping To Sports July 1

Washington DC stations, WMAL AM & FM, are now simulcasting talk. On July 1, the AM will flip to sports with a mix of ESPN's national voices and local talent. The station will be called ESPN 630.

The Deadline Has Arrived to Reward Your Employees

The 27th annual Radio Ink Radio Wayne Awards will be presented at The Radio Show in Dallas on September 26. How cool would it be to hear the name of your Sales Manager, AE, D.O.S., Market Manager, NSM or Digital Sellers name called? Answer: very cool. The only way to make that happen is to make the nomination before midnight tonight. Do it HERE.

They’re Playing The Happy Blues In St. Louis

Well, the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night after a tough seven-game series with the Boston Bruins. And, naturally, folks in radioland never miss an opportunity to celebrate.

John Records Landecker — The Dee-Jay’s DJ

(By Art Vuolo) When your middle name really is Records, you know you were destined to be on the radio. Back in the '90s, radio talent coach Dan O’Day proclaimed that “more young guys were influenced to become radio DJs by John Records Landecker than anyone else in the business.”

Our Station Promo Of The Day Comes From PA

Thanks to 7 Mountains Market Manager Sean O'Mealy for sending in today's great station promo. Sean says this digital inbound marketing promo was written and produced by Creative Director Rob Frazier for the 7 Mountains cluster in Selinsgrove/Bloomsburg, PA.  

Today On Podcasting For Radio Dummies

Tony Garcia started in radio in 1980. He's managed the syndication of Bob & Sheri since the day the award-winning show went national in 1996. He also founded Now! Media in 2017 and Global Media Services in 2014. Tony joins us live today at 9 a.m. on Podcasting For Radio Dummies. All of our episodes can be heard HERE.

LRFA Picks Up 10 More Supporters In Congress

The Local Radio Freedom Act continues to garner support in Congress. Nine Members of the House of Representatives and one Senator have added their cosponsorship, bringing total support to 175 cosponsors in the House and 22 in the Senate.

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iHeart Podcast Will Have Listeners Hungry For More

It’s called Food 360 with Marc Murphy and is hosted by chef, restaurateur, and regular judge on Chopped, Marc Murphy (naturally enough), along with a string of expert guests.

Pittman Welcomes Lerer To “Math & Magic”

The latest episode of Bob Pittman’s Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing features Ben Lerer, CEO of Group Nine Media, a digital holding parent company to popular digital brands, including The Dodo, Seeker, Thrillist, and NOWThis.

Cabana Adds 10 Podcasts

The new titles come from outlets such as Inc. Magazine and New Hampshire Public Radio, and celebrity hosts like Jen Kirkman, while the topics span multiple genres, including true crime, comedy, female lifestyle, and business.

Nice Work If You Can Get It For Schatz

Jeffrey A. Schatz is joining Pacific Media Group as General Manager-Island of Hawaiʻi. Schatz will be working directly with both the Kona and Hilo markets.

Houston’s KILT-AM Has Jarecki On Nights

Houston listeners will now hear Matthew Jarecki as night drive host for SportsRadio (KILT-AM). Prior to joining Entercom, Jarecki was a morning host on KLJX-LP in Flagstaff, AZ.

Lieberman Named GSM For The Team

Stephen Lieberman is the new General Sales Manager of Radio One DC sports station The Team 980 WTEM-AM, which brings his career full circle.

iHeart Radio Available On Siri Suggestions

iHeartRadio is now accessible through Siri Suggestions and Siri Voice for listeners who have iOS 12, or a newer iOS version, iPhone. They can use these Siri shortcuts to listen to music and podcasts on iHeartRadio with the shortcut feature.

New SiriusXM Channel Celebrates Pavarotti

He is one of opera’s true legends. Now Luciano Pavarotti (and double Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard) are returning to SiriusXM, with the launch of Pavarotti Radio.

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