FCC Slaps Big Fine on Colorado LPFM

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Plymouth Gathering, the licensee for LPFM station KELS-LP in Greeley, Colorado (Pirate 104.7), is being accused of airing over 1,600 ads over 3 months in 2018. LPFM's are allowed to mention contributors but they are not allowed to run full-blown commercials.

Four Ways To Market Radio During A Pandemic

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(By Stephanie Winans) “Marketing in a pandemic.” From appropriate messaging to budget and bandwidth stressors, how should you market your stations and shows. Here are four marketing tips for surviving the COVID-19 crisis.

WE WANT YOUR BLAST FROM THE PAST

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This is Abby Goldstein at KVLU in Beaumont, Texas back in 1986 where she started her radio career. Here Abby is hosting Late Night Jazz. 91.3 KVLU is a non-com licensed to Lamar University and serves the eastern part of the Gulf Coast from Houston to Lake Charles. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [email protected]

Retirees Program Internet Station

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A Florida based senior living company is offering up an internet radio station for Senior Citizens. Radio Recliner was started by and for a Bridge Senior Living facility in the Orlando area.

Report: Carton Could Return By Fall

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Sports Talker Craig Carton could be back on the air in October, according to a report in The New York Daily News. Carton was recently released from prison early after serving one year of his 3 1/2 year sentence for his role in a Ponzi scheme.

How Much Money Do Radio Sellers Make?

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With the challenges that broadcasters are facing regarding employment and management of staff, remaining engaged while working remotely, this year’s survey includes specific questions about how COVID-19 is impacting sales teams at stations across America.

What Got Us Here Won’t Keep Us Here

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(By Bob McCurdy) I have been retired for two and a half months now and have had some time for reflection. I still stay on top of the various trades so I have not been totally out of touch in pursuit of relic status.

Vaccine Can Reverse Local Dollar Chase

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(Yaman Coskun) This was my closing statement at the end of our national Creative Vaccine event hosted by the RAB recently. It was attended by hundreds of sellers, managers and programmers. I felt compelled to share it with those who could not attend....

My Conversation With Phil Dowse

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(By Buzz Knight) On this final edition of our series “The Future of Audio” we check in with one of the leading international Radio Consultants Phil Dowse.

iHM Flips Youngstown Station

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iHeartMedia Youngstown has taken the wraps off the new Real 95.9, branded as REAL Hip Hop and R&B. WAKZ was CHR 95.9 KISS-FM.

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Bomani Gets ESPN Extension

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ESPN has reached a multi-year contract extension with Bomani Jones who will continue to host the ESPN Podcast, The Right Time with Bomani Jones, twice per week. In May, Jones' show was downloaded more than 650,000 times, a 60% increase over last year.

Extension And Podcast For Torre

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ESPN commentator Pablo Torre will become the new, full-time host of the ESPN Daily podcast in August. The added job is part of a new, multi-year contract extension with the network.

LeadsRx Releases Podcast Attribution Product

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LeadsRx has launched a multi-touch, cross-channel attribution product that incorporates real-time podcast advertising data alongside other advertising mediums. It will give advertisers an opportunity to evaluate their return on investment when they buy ads in a podcast.

Host Herman Cain Hospitalized

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Radio host and former presidential candidate Herman Cain has been hospitalized and is being treated for COVID-19. Cain was admitted to an Atlanta area hospital last week.

Neil Rogers Producer Dies

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South Florida radio fans will remember George “Jorge” Rodriguez, the producer for WQAM-AM host Neil Rogers. Rodriguez passed away Friday morning, according to his daughter. Rodriguez had been keeping the memory of Rogers alive for years with a Neil Rogers Facebook page.

SMG Taps McCoy For Rochester

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Stephens Media Group has named Mike McCoy as the new Operations Manager in Rochester, NY. The cluster includes Soft AC Warm 101.3 WRMM-FM, Alternative 94.1 The Zone WZNE-FM, and Adult Hits Fickle 93.3 WFKL-FM.

Spotify Doubles Down On New Plan

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Spotify has launched Premium Duo Plan in 55 markets globally, including the US. The plan allows two people living at the same address to each have a premium account for a single monthly price.

This is How Radio.com Celebrates The 4th

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Entercom's all-inclusive audio app will celebrate Independence Day with two exclusive music events on July 3 and 4 to remind everyone to register to vote, in partnership with When We All Vote.

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