Will ESPN Suspend Dan Le Batard?

According to Sports Business Daily the choice to sit out his show Monday was Dan Le Batard's because the host was not in the right frame of mind to go on the air. The publication is also reporting that ESPN is mulling over whether or not to suspend Le Batard for crossing the line into politics.

Cumulus Makes $50 Million Debt Payment

On Monday morning, Cumulus announced that it has made a $50 million voluntary debt prepayment as the company continues to reduce its leverage.

Home Depot Once Again Widens The Gap

The big-box home improvement giant has put daylight between itself and perennial rivals GEICO at the top of the Media Monitors list for radio’s leading advertisers, running 86,240 spots nationally last week.

Entercom, Pitt Athletics Extend Agreement

Entercom and University of Pittsburgh Athletics have signed a new multi-year broadcast extension. 93.7 The Fan (KDKA-FM) will continue to serve as the flagship station for Pitt football and men’s basketball.

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.

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Bones Tops iHeart Podcast Chart

Each Monday, iHeart posts the top 100 podcasts streamed on iHeartRadio. This week, country music radio morning program The Bobby Bones Show is at the top of the chart.

“Nashville Chats” To Feature Country Stars

Premiere Networks and Country Radio Hall of Famers Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase have launched a new, weekly iHeartRadio Original Podcast, Crook & Chase: Nashville Chats.

Staudt Exits iHeart, Starts Jam Street Media

Matty Staudt has left his role as VP of Podcast Programming at iHeartRadio to become President of his new company, Jam Street Media, focusing on podcasts for brands, talent coaching, and consulting for businesses entering the podcast space.

Rizzuto Signs St. Louis Contract Extension

Hubbard Radio in St. Louis has signed morning man Scott Rizzuto to a multi-year contract renewal. Rizzuto hosts mornings on Alternative Rocker 105.7 The Point with Tony Patrico, Jeff Burton, Phillip Sneed and Scott McNew.

Benztown Hires McVay As Consultant

Imaging and voiceover company Benztown has hired former Cumulus executive Mike McVay as a senior consultant.

NAB President Smith To Speak At Media Institute Luncheon

NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith will be the featured speaker at The Media Institute’s Communications Forum luncheon today.

New Broncos Show Set To Launch

KOA NewsRadio 850 AM & 94.1 FM are debuting a new show, Broncos Country Tonight, on Friday, July 19. KOA NewsRadio 850 AM & 94.1 FM are also celebrating 50 seasons as the Denver Broncos flagship station.

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.

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