Coming Monday – Superstar Nick Cannon

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The latest print issue of Radio Ink mails Monday. In addition to our annual list of Future African American Leaders, Nick Cannon graces our cover. He's back on the radio in L.A. and catching fire across the country in syndication with Skyview.

Salem Q4 Down Only 4%

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Another sign radio's revenue tide is turning positive. Salem Media reported Q4 same station broadcast revenue decreased only 4% to $47.7 million from $49.8 million in Q4 of 2019. Broadcast revenue increased 5.9% compared to the third quarter of 2020.

Pierre Robert Staying With WMMR

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Philadelphia radio icon, Pierre Robert, has signed a multiyear extension with Beasley Media Group's WMMR-FM. The extension means Robert will celebrate 40 straight years with the station this November.

Seattle Kraken Name Flagship

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Sports Radio 950 KJR will be the flagship radio home of the NHL’s newest franchise. The multi-year agreement starts with the inaugural 2021-2022 season.

Carton & Roberts To Simulcast on TV

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And that will heat up the competition with ESPN New York's Michael Kay show, which is also seen on The YES Network. The WFAN afternoon show will begin simulcasting on SNY from 4PM-6PM starting in May. The show airs on WFAN in New York from 2PM-7PM.

SEND US YOUR BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Thanks to Martin Ashley for sending in this great photo from KROD in El Paso when he worked there back in 1967 when he was 20 years old. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [email protected].

Kev Joins United Stations For Syndication

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Hip-Hop DJ Bootleg Kev will officially launch his content into network syndication with United Stations March 9. Three stations have already been signed as affiliates.

Women in Radio Event Goes Virtual

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The Women In Radio group will host its 5th Annual Cocktails, Cupcakes, and Conversations event online tomorrow. The NAB's Leadership Foundation is sponsoring the event to encourage and support the advancement of women in the radio industry. 

TTWN Stays With Vizzion

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Total Traffic & Weather Network and Vizzion have extended their partnership. The agreement give TTWN broadcast partners access to Vizzion’s nationwide aggregated traffic camera network including imagery and live-feeds. 

LRN Responds: Westwood Can’t Take The Competition

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On Wednesday evening Local Radio Networks issued a statement regarding the patent infringement suit filed by Westwood One. The company says the "claims are legally and factually baseless and intends to vigorously defend against those claims."

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iHeart/Podimo Offer A Special Release

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The true crime podcast Forgotten: Women of Juáre‪z will be released in three new languages. iHeart and Podimo have teamed up for the simultaneous global release on International Women’s Day March 8.

Get The Latest Podcasting News

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And The Nominees Are…

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The Podcast Academy has announced the nominees for its inaugural Awards for Excellence in Audio or The Ambies. The ceremony announcing the winners will be streamed LIVE on YouTube, Twitch and other platforms Sunday, May 16th from Los Angeles at 8PM Eastern.

Robyn Adair Retiring

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Country 105 (CKRY-FM) Calgary morning show co-host Robyn Adair has announced she will retire at the end of April. She has been with the station for 32 years.

DeDe Announces Scholarship Winners

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The $2,500 scholarships are part of DeDe's Achieve the Dream scholarship program. The goal of the program is to assist individuals by offering scholarships to a Historically Black College University. The money comes from the syndicated host's foundation.

Hamilton Celebrates 25 Years on 94.5 Bay FM 

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Alpha Media San Jose celebrated the 25th anniversary of Jona Denz-Hamilton March 4th. Prior to joining KBAY in 1996, Jona was an on air talent at multiple stations in Northern California including San Jose and Sacramento. 

New Women’s History Series

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The series, Women’s History in a Minute, launches March 1 on the ABC Power Portal. The on-demand original video service is optimized for radio station websites, apps and social media platforms.

NYT Looks At Back To School

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The New York Times has produced an audio documentary series about a high school reopening during the pandemic. Odessa is a four-part audio documentary series about the return to class at the West Texas high school.

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March 8, 2021


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