Bonneville President Darrell Brown Announces Retirement

Darrell Brown, the President of Bonneville International Corporation, has announced his retirement. Tanya Vea has been appointed as the new President and Chief Operating Officer of Bonneville, starting from August 1.
Bobby Caldwell

Think AM Doesn’t Matter? KWYN Saved 100s Of Lives

East Arkansas Broadcasting Owner Bobby Caldwell talks with Radio Ink about AM radio's importance to small-town America, the value of local, and how AM and its community saved lives during a tornado outbreak this year in Wynne, AR.
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These Are America’s Top Ten AM Markets

In the NAB's "Depend on AM" campaign to keep AM radio in the automobile dashboard, they frequently cite that the AM band has 82 million listeners in the US every month. So what does this audience look like and where are they living? Here are AM's top markets:
Bob Pittman

Pittman Praises Radio’s Strengths In NY Post Interview

How does Bob Pittman feel about the state of radio? The iHeartMedia CEO sat down with the New York Post's On The Money writer Lydia Moynihan for an interview that covered radio going toe to toe with streaming, the future of events, and what keeps him awake at night.

Blast From The Past: Jay Pearce, 1979

Happy Friday! This week’s Radio Ink Blast from the Past comes from Jay Pearce's first post-college job at KTER-AM in Terrell, TX. Send your Blast From The Past to Cameron for your chance to be featured.
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2023 Texas Radio Hall Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2023 Induction Class of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame are now open. Voting members can submit nominations through the TRHOF website until June 30. Nominations can be made by broadcasters, as well as their fans, friends, and family.

BNM Summit Adds Four More Talk Radio Names

The 2023 Barrett News Media Summit, scheduled to take place on September 13-14 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, has revealed four additional speakers for the upcoming event. The total number of speakers at the BNM Summit now stands at 16.

iHeartMedia’s A.I. Chatbot Concerns Are Well-Founded

In a Wednesday memo to all staff, iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman addressed concerns over public AI chatbots by banning their use for company projects. With AI's growing role in radio, the iHeart note is a warning for all broadcasters to be careful with the new tech.

New Sponsors For LRFA Ends Radio’s Big Month In DC

To cap off radio's massive May on Capitol Hill, twenty-one members of the House of Representatives and two Senators have added their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act. The LRFA opposes any new fees or charges on local broadcast radio stations.
Anna Gomez

Could The FCC Finally Be Full In June?

According to rumors from Washington DC reported in Broadcast Law Blog, the Senate may be considering a June hearing for FCC Commissioner nominee Anna Gomez. Gomez was nominated for the open seat in May, after Gigi Sohn's withdrawal in March.

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The Aarthi and Sriram Show

Tech Exec Podcast Goes From Clubhouse To iHeart

The Aarthi and Sriram Show, an interview series hosted by tech executives and investors Aarthi Ramamurthy and Sriram Krishnan, has secured a deal with iHeartPodcasts. The show got its start on the Clubhouse app during lockdown.
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Foo Fighters Guitarist’s Podcast Teaches ‘Shifty’ Riffs

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett is launching a podcast called Shred With Shifty that covers some of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time, with interviews from the musicians that made them famous across multiple genres.
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Pre-Summer Podcast Revenue Avoids A Cool Down

Good news for audio: ad rates on podcasts are still holding steady heading into summer. Podcasting platform Libsyn has announced the average podcast advertising rates for May. The average CPM rate for a 60-second ad spot was comparable to April figures.
Jim Donovan

Voice Of Cleveland Browns Faces Second Cancer Fight

Jim Donovan, the radio announcer for the Cleveland Browns, has announced that he has suffered a relapse with leukemia. "The Voice of the Browns" has resumed treatment, including sessions of chemotherapy. He previously battled cancer around 2011.
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Audacy Makes Tech Refresh With Walker and Kennedy

Audacy has announced leadership updates in its technical operations division for both Clay Walker and John Kennedy. Walker has been promoted to Vice President of Content Operations, while Kennedy take a redirected role in his current position.
Skip Dillard

Skip Dillard Elevated To Format VP At Audacy

Audacy has raised Skip Dillard to the position of Format Vice President for Rhythmic AC and Throwback. Dillard will be responsible for leading brand and format strategy, as well as continuing his current role as Brand Manager of 94.7 The Block (WXBK-FM) in New York.

Audacy’s Radio.com Domain Goes Off-Market

After an extended attempt to sell their Radio.com domain name for $2.5 million, Audacy appears to have pulled the GoDaddy auction. The first round of the auction began in December 2022 and ran through March 28 with no bids.
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SiriusXM and Pandora Celebrate Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month and SiriusXM and Pandora have launched limited-time exclusive content and specialty programming to recognize the contributions of Black musicians. SiriusXM will feature four limited-time channels, including The 2PAC Channel.

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May 15, 2023

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