Why Sebastian Believes His New Format Will Work

When was the last time a new format came along, stuck around and made money for managers across the country? Is it really possible to come up with a brand new format these days? One that actually generates advertiser interest? John Sebastian says yes, yes indeed.

Malibu Station Operating On Solar Power

When a fire hit Malibu last year KBUU was there for the community, broadcasting vital information, until the fire burned through wires and shut the station down. The station has come up with a very sunny backup plan.

iHeart Philadelphia All In On Gambling

As access to gambling continues across the country, radio is hoping that category will become a lucrative one once advertisers start to promote. iHeart is combining talent from FOX Sports Radio with shows focusing on gambling to create "The Gambler." No Kenny Rogers jokes please.

JVC Launching New Man Talk Format

Shannon Burke is returning to Florida to work for JVC Media on a new format the company is launching in Orlando next month called "Florida Radio Man." The new format will include Bubba The Love Sponge.


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Bonneville Seattle Restructures Team

The changes involve Mike Salk, Tina Sorenson, Cathy Cangiano and Alison Lichtbach. Market Manager David Pridemore says all four are proven leaders ready for more challenging assignments.

Women In Radio Mentorship Deadline Extended

The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Group, and Nielsen, have extended the deadline for their annual mentoring program. The new deadline is August 29. The mentorship is available to one female PD, APD and/or music director from any music format.

Radio Talent Speaks Out

Jacobs Media Strategies is hosting a Webinar, September 4, on "How Radio Air Talent Feels About the Industry." The webinar will feature the results of an anonymous survey of more than one-thousand on-air personalities, hosts and producers.

WTMJ To Carry Bucks For 52nd Consecutive Season

The NBA's Milwaukee Bucks will air on WTMJ during the 2019-20 season, marking the 52nd consecutive year Bucks games will air on the station. Ted Davis will be back to call the games.

KXT 91.7 FM Celebrates 10 Years

North Texas Public Broadcasting is marking the 10th year of broadcasting for KXT 91.7 FM with a series of events marking the station's commitment to the local music community.

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Bob Pittman Releases Another

The iHeart CEO is on a roll releasing the 16th episode of his podcast Math & Magic. This week Pittman interviews Translation’s Founder and CEO Steve Stoute in an episode called "Music Moves Culture."

Woody Launches On PodcastOne

ESPN commentator and award-winning sports columnist Woody Paige has launched a podcast on PodcastOne. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and EA Sports designer Clint Oldenburg are guests on the first episode. New episodes will drop every Thursday.

Podcast Looks At Tawdry Sterling Story

30 for 30 Podcasts has released a new podcast series, The Sterling Affairs, which examines the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, his rags to riches rise, his ultimate downfall, and how it all impacted the NBA.

Jason Lewis Also Running For Office

Yesterday we reported that Republican Joe Walsh plans to run for president. Now, former conservative talker Jason Lewis, a Trump supporter, plans to run for Congress.

Beasley Crowns Achievers

Beasley Media Group gave out this years Outstanding Achievement Awards at it's annual Management Meeting, Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Harvey Extends Contract With KOGO

LaDona Harvey, Co-Host of San Diego's KOGO Morning News, has agreed on a new contract extension.

New SiriusXM Package For College Students

Students are heading back to their college towns, so SiriusXM has picked a good time to offer a new subscription package especially for college students. The streaming package — called “Student Premier" package — is $4 per month.

Fantasy Football Podcast Joins SiriusXM

SiriusXM and leading fantasy football podcast The Fantasy Footballers are teaming up to produce The Fantasy Footballers on SiriusXM, a new live show. The program will debut August 22 and air every Thursday.

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