Is $50 Million Out of The Question?

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On Thursday, four events produced another $1.4 million toward radio's 2019 community fundraising effort (see stories below). As we close in on $20 million, you have to wonder is $50 million out of the question?

Entercom Toy Drive Nets Over $200K

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When you add together the cash donated, and the value of all the toys collected, Entercom Milwaukee raised over $200,000 to benefit Children’s Wisconsin and Robyn’s Nest during WSSP-AM's 13th  annual toy drive.

Beasley Collects Nearly 1,000 Bikes

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Beasley Media Group’s six Southwest Florida radio stations partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation of Lee County to host the 2nd Annual Beasley Bike Drive. 947 bikes and $17,750 in gift cards and cash was donated.

Report: Liberty Wants Larger Piece of iHeart

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Both The Wall Street Journal and Marketwatch are reporting that John Malone's Liberty Media has asked the Justice Department for permission to buy a larger piece of iHeart.

FCC Proposes Largest Pirate Fine Ever

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The FCC had been relatively quiet on the pirate radio front over the last few months. That all changed Thursday. The Commission proposed a $453,015 fine against Gerlens Cesar, operator of Radio TeleBoston. It's the largest fine ever proposed by the FCC against a pirate.

$151K Fine Proposed For This Long-Time Pirate

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Acerome Jean Charles has been operating his Haitian format radio station, called Radio Concorde, for two decades from the City of Mattapan. On Thursday, the FCC proposed a fine of $151,000 against Charles, the maximum allowed under the current laws.  
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Who Are Radio’s Future African American Leaders?

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Now in its eighth year, our Future African American Leaders in Radio list includes radio employees from every aspect of the radio business from all over the country. It's time to make your 2019 nomination.

iHeart Helps Raise $600K To Fight Opioid Crisis

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iHeart Connecticut joins forces with Connecticut Realtors and WTNH News 8 to combat the state’s opioid crisis. The goal is to raise money and build awareness to fight the stigma around the crisis.

KLOL Radiothon Raises $408,193 For Hospital

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Entercom’s KLOL-FM/Houston (Mega 101 FM) raised $408,193 to benefit Texas Children’s Hospital during its 9th annual Mega Radiothon. All funds raised benefit Texas Children’s Hospital.

WMIL Radiothon Means $238K For St. Jude

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iHeart Country station WMIL-FM/Milwaukee (FM 106.1) held its third annual two-day St. Jude Radiothon last week and raised over $238,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Political Thriller Targets Teen Audience

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iHeartMedia and Einhorn’s Epic Productions have partnered up to roll out a slate of iHeartRadio Original Podcasts that will feature strong female characters and compelling storytelling designed to appeal to the young adult audience.

Actual Audio Used In Telling Apollo 11 Story

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Tradecraft Studios, in co-production with iHeartRadio, has launched 9 Days in July, which tells the story of the first moon landing.

“Math & Magic” Season 2 Is Off & Running

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Season 2 of Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing hosted by Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, launched Thursday on the iHeartPodcast Network with Bill Koenigsberg joining Pittman.

Taylor Takes Over Townsquare Cluster

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Townsquare has hired Ben Taylor as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Rochester/Preston, MN, local media cluster.

Influential Woman Returns To Cumulus

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Dawn Girocco is rejoining Cumulus as Director of Sales for KSCS-FM, KPLX-FM, and KLIF-FM in Dallas. Girocco was most recently VP/Market Manager for Cumulus Los Angeles.

Twitter Banned Joe Walsh For 12 Hours

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The former conservative talker had to sit in the Twitter penalty box after posting that FBI leader Christopher Wray should resign then punch President Trump in the face.

A Don’t-Miss Webinar From Jacobs

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The tech habits of radio listeners is a topic area of no little import these days. With that in mind, Jacobs Media is hosting a free webinar on the insights gained through its Techsurvey over the past 15 years.

RADIO.COM Gets FOX News Radio 24/7

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FOX News Radio content will now be available 24/7 on RADIO.COM, across its portfolio of 235 stations.

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