Here’s What PDs Want From GMs

(By Deborah Parenti) It’s exasperating or amusing to professionals, but there is a program director yearning to be unleashed in most people. They’re not just on the “other side of the radio hallway” where general managers, sales reps, and engineers sit.

iHeart Host Suspended From Facebook

KPRC-AM talker Ken Webster says he's been suspended from Facebook for using the for using the phrase “illegal immigrant." Newsbusters was first to report the story. Here are the details.

Do You Pay Your Salespeople Enough?

Media Staffing Network and Radio Ink have teamed up to gather data for a Radio Sales Compensation Study that will be released at the Radio Show in Dallas this September. We need your confidential input.

SBG CEO Responds To Sports USA Verdict

A jury in Los Angeles has ruled in favor of Sports USA in a breach of contract lawsuit that was filed several years ago. The jury ordered SBG to pay Sports USA over $2 million.

GEICO Closes The Gap

After a couple of weeks of being way out in front, Home Depot can again see GEICO in its rear view mirror on the list of radio’s top advertisers, as reported by Media Monitors.

Broncos Station Flips To Conservative Talk

This story follows on from another we ran last week, predicting the conversion of Denver's all-Broncos station to a new format. On Monday, the format for Freedom 97.3 has been announced: "Real News, Real Talk."

Spokane Public Radio Moon Landing Anniversary Celebration

KSFC-91.9 is promising a binge-worthy afternoon of programming July 20 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. A variety of topics relating to the historic day will be covered in five programs that begin at noon.

St. Jude Bullish On Twin Stations

iHeart stations 101.7 The Bull in Boston and 95.3 The Bull in Portsmouth, NH, were recently named 2019 Country Cares Radio Station Of The Year by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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Keeping Up With The Boys

I Mean… Why Not?! That’s not a rhetorical question for our readers, but the name of a very successful new podcast from — wait for it — moms of the hit boy band Why Don’t We?

This Podcast Goes “Everywhere”

New York Times- and Conde Nast-published travel writer Daniel Scheffer, along with iHeartMedia, on Thursday launched Everywhere, a podcast that takes listeners on an adventure across the globe.

Leading Lady Of Sports Analysis

Bonnie-Jill Laflin, the NBA’s first and only female scout, will co-host a new podcast called The Weekly Pass, from Westwood One.

Whittle Gets Big Promotion At Cumulus

Another veteran radio programmer is headed in a new direction: up. Leslie Whittle has been named VP, Hot AC Formats for Cumulus. She will continue in her role as PD for KRBE in Houston.

Esiason, Long, Robbins Headed To HOF

The New York State Broadcaster’s Association announced the selection of the Hall of Fame Class of 2019, which will be inducted at the Broadcast Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon during the NAB New York Show in October.

FCC’s O’Rielly “New Yorker Of The Year”

That's as named by the Board of Directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association. O'Rielly will be recognized at the NYSBA Broadcast Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon during the NAB New York Show in October.

SiriusXM Upgrades Announced

SiriusXM Select subscribers now join SiriusXM All Access, SiriusXM Essential Streaming, and SiriusXM Premier Streaming subscribers with unlimited access to SiriusXM channels, at no additional cost, outside the car on a phone, at home, and online.

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.”

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