Earlier this week Bryan Hollenbaugh and his wife purchased Classic Hits WMJZ-FM in Gaylord, Michigan for $750,000. The previous owners took a $25,000 deposit from the husband and wife team because they know the Hollenbaugh's were serious local broadcasters and will take good care of their signal, and the community. Here's Bryan's story...
You know them. You are working for them now! These are the people who know how to motivate their teams to success, and your team to success. They are winning at sales, programming, and management. They are relentless in what they do, and they do not fail. This is the second year for this new and very popular Radio Ink list.
The 80 year old sportscaster, who was fired by Imus back in December, says in the suit that Imus routinely cracked "inappropriate" jokes about his age, such as "time to put Wolf out to pasture" and "shoot him with an elephant dart gun." Now Wolf has filed a lawsuit against his former friend.
This isn't something we see often. One company with a cluster, selling one of their very successful stations to a competitor, who also has a cluster in the same market. Ed Levine's Galaxy Communications is selling WOUR to Townsquare in Utica, New York, for $3.9 million.
On Thursday, Univision reported total radio revenue of $79 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. That's an increase of 8.5% over 2016. However, advertising revenue for the radio segment decreased 5.5% to $63.4 million from $67.1 in Q4.
In a new partnership announced this week, AXS–TV and KMG Networks, a division of Krantz Media Group, will bring The Big Interview with Dan Rather to stations throughout the U.S. Ad sales will be handled by Westwood One.
The agreement includes broadcasting rights of University of Miami Hurricanes baseball and ancillary baseball programming on Entercom’s AM 790 The Ticket (WAXY-AM) in Miami beginning with the 2018 season.
They loved it the first time, so here come the seconds. Philadelphia Eagles fans will be treated to a reprise of their team’s historic maiden Super Bowl win with a rebroadcast of the game on Philly’s SportsRadio 94WIP (94.1 FM).
Los Angeles Rock radio station 95.5 KLOS, led by Frosty, Heidi & Frank in the morning, Marci Wiser and Steve Jones (Jonesy’s Jukebox) in middays, and Gary Moore in afternoon drive, raised $725,218 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the St. Jude Rocks event held Thursday, February 8, through Friday, February 9, 2018.
Quinn has been named Assistant Program Director and Music Director for FM106.1, “Milwaukee’s Best Country!” In her dual roles, she will assist in the day-to-day operations of the station’s music programming and scheduling of music logs, and also remain afternoon drive host, 3-7 p.m.
Al Farb has been appointed Assistant Program Director and afternoon drive talent for New Country 96.3 KSCS-FM in Dallas. Farb is a 10-year radio broadcasting professional and joins Cumulus from Cox Radio in Houston, where he was Executive Producer and on-air talent at KKBQ-FM and KTHT-FM.
Dick Broadcasting Company has promoted Matt Wells to Promotions Director for WKRR Rock 92 and WKZL 1075 KZL. Wells has been with the company for five years and has served as producer for Jared and Katie in the Morning (1075 KZL) for the past four years.
Knight is the new midday talent and Assistant Program Director for Magic 94-9 (WWRM-FM/Tamapa). For the past 24 years, Knight has worked for iHeart/Clear Channel Communications as on-air talent, MD and Production Director at stations including WMTX and WSSR.
iHeartMedia has named Lindsay Lazar GSM at "BIG 95.5" (Country/WEBG) and "93.9 LITE FM" (80s and 90s/WLIT) in Chicago. The 20-year vet moves to iHeart from the Entercom/CBS Chicago cluster where she was Sales Manager. She's also held sales and account management positions at Total Traffic and Weather Network, and Premiere Networks.
The New York Times’s audio news report, The Daily, will soon extend its current following of 4.5 million monthly unique listeners to the national radio audience. Beginning in April 2018, American Public Media will distribute a radio edition of the popular daily podcast to public radio listeners across the country.
Fox Sports Radio’s total podcast listens for the network's Monday through Friday lineup have reached 10.25 million across all platforms for the month of January. This latest benchmark is the result of record growth across FSR's weekday programming lineup.
Westwood One is broadcasting live from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Westwood One Sports Alexa skill is available now with short interview clips of U.S. Olympians.