From Manager to Owner. Here’s How…And Why

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...

Who Are Radio’s Best Leaders?

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.

Warner Wolf Files Lawsuit Against Imus

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.

Galaxy Sells Utica Classic Rocker To Townsquare

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.

Non-Advertising Revenue Boosts Univision’s Radio Division

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.

KMG Launches Rather Interview For Radio

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.

Miami ‘Canes Baseball, WAXY-AM Sign Multi-Year Deal

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.

Super Bowl LII Encore For The Eagles

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).

Cumulus Supporting St. Jude Big-Time In L.A.

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.

We Want Your Advertiser Success Story

In 2018, RadioInk.com will be publishing weekly advertiser success stories. Advertisers that use radio to drive customers to their stores and dollars to their cash registers. Take a look at the roster of success stories we've compiled so far HERE.

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Quinn Moving Up In Milwaukee

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.

Farb Moves To Dallas As APD, Afternoon Drive Host

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.

Wells Upped In Greensboro

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.

Kristy Knight Makes Tampa Switch To WWRM

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.

Lazar Moves From Entercom To iHeart In Chicago

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 Daily” To Ride The Radio Wave

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 Hits Milestone 

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 Plus Alexa Equal Winter Olympics Live

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.

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In This Issue: January 29, 2018
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Amazon's Alexa: Bringing Radio Back in the Home?
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The Best Country PDs in America
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Country's Newest Star: Luke Combs

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