Not surprising with a Democrat about to take over the White House in January, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he intends to leave the Commission on January 20, 2021, inauguration day for President-elect Joe Biden.
Rodney Ho at The Atlanta Journal Constitution (Howard also writes for the paper) broke the story yesterday that Howard will stop doing his radio show at the end of the year. Howard will continue to do his podcast and run his two websites. He's been on the air for over 33 years.
The NAB and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute have kicked off a nationwide research project to identify effective COVID-19 vaccine education messaging. The research findings will be used to develop tools and resources for local broadcasters.
The FCC will look very different in 2021 following the announcement that Chairman Ajit Pai would be stepping down from the Commission once President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. Commissioner Michael O'Rielly is leaving as well. Both were very friendly to radio.
Cox Media Group has announced that EVP of Radio Bill Hendrich will retire at the end of the year. Hendrich will remain in an advisory capacity in 2021.
Sun Broadcast Group has added "i-News" to roster of services for radio stations. i-News provides "unbiased, news updates at the top and bottom of each hour." The news network features national journalists including: John Hunt, Jessie Paniagua, Chris Barnes and Wendy King.
Beasley Media Group’s WMGK-FM Morning Personality John DeBella has announced a recording breaking grand total for this year’s John DeBella Turkey Drop…. 12,509 turkeys! The annual event is the largest one-day food gathering event in Philadelphia.
It's been a year of unprecedented challenges for the radio industry at large. For investors who wonder if a 100-year-old medium can still be a good bet for the future and if so, how.
New Country 96.3 (KSCS-FM) morning show, Hawkeye in the Morning, will be sending thousands of holiday cards to troops overseas. The second annual 10,000 For The Troops partnered with the non-profit Support Our Soldiers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex area.
Dane Clark, Hugh Syme & Andy Wilson have spent their careers working with the biggest names in entertainment and have been, and still are, a fly on the wall. In their Music Buzz Podcast they have candid discussions about the music business. In the first episode the three successful musicians interview each other.
Fox Sports Radio is launching a new podcast and weekend show. Up On Game, will be hosted by LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress.
Jay Bailey’s Reatro Ventures has launched a marketing firm called Greau Creative (pronounced GROW). Greau’s services include creative design, campaign strategy, media buying and...
The Bud and Broadway Show is set to debut on 98.5 KVOO in Tulsa on December 7. SuiteRadio syndicates the show that is now heard in eight states.
Jamie Moldafsky has joined Nielsen as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. She comes over from Wells Fargo where she held a similar position.
SportsGrid Radio and SiriusXM announced today that they are teaming up to launch the SportsGrid Radio Channel on SiriusXM on January 7. The SportsGrid Radio channel will be available to SiriusXM subscribers on channel 204. SportsGrid Radio will be replacing the VSiN channel, which will air on SiriusXM until 12/31.
Streaming company TuneIn has hired Richard Stern as its new CEO. Stern replaces Juliette Morris who was promoted to CEO, from CMO, in July of 2019. Before joining TuneIn Stern led Audible’s global product and design organizations.