CEO: We’ve Recovered Faster Than Expected

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Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson could not have sounded more optimistic about his company's Q2 financial results and outlook for the balance of 2021. And what has become the norm for Townsquare, digital revenue is leading the way.

Hispanic HD2 Launches in Florida

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Hispanic Media company Norsan Media has added an HD2 signal in Jacksonville. Azul 105.3 FM will be a Hispanic romantic format and include songs by Latin artists like Alejandro Sanz, Camila, Chayanne, David Bisbal, Franco de Vita, Laura Pausini, and Luis Miguel.

NHPR Content Creators Vote To Uniionize

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The content creators at New Hampshire Public Radio have formed a union with SAG-AFTRA. NHPR is an NPR member station based in Concord, New Hampshire and covering nearly the entire state, as well as portions of Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine.

Check Out This Blast From The Past

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Thanks to Michelle Vetterkind for sharing this classic. Mike Jeffries was her husband’s uncle. Mike passed a few weeks ago and Michelle wanted to share this great picture of Mike and this great radio story about him...

Dick Flips To Hispanic in North Carolina

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Dick Broadcasting is flipping a rock format to Hispanic in Eastern, North Carolina. La Pantera 105.5 FM will cover Greenville, New Bern and Jacksonville. La Pantera translate to The Panther.

Bouvard: Radio Dominates Ad-Supported Audio

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Cumulus/Westwood One Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard, one of radio's biggest cheerleaders, breaks down the latest Share of Ear data from Edison Research. The data shows that Pandora and Spotify's ad-supported audiences have decreased significantly while radio's remains robust.

Lowe’s Remains Radio’s Number One

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Home improvements proved staying power for Lowe’s. For a second week, Lowe’s tops the Media Monitors National Radio list.

Bloomberg Launches New Business Feature

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Bloomberg Black Business Beat has launched on 20 stations across the U.S. The specialty feature is created by Bloomberg Radio and distributed by Key Networks.

CRS Returning To In-Person Event in 2022

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CRS is set to return in person in Nashville February 23-25, 2022. The pandemic forced the last summit onto a stream and it was popular it will be part of the 2022 program package.

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Cumulus Launches True Crime Podcast

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Cumulus Media and Imperative Entertainment have launched Fox Hunter, a new true-crime series on the Cumulus Podcast Network that follows the murder of 18-year-old Rhonda Sue Coleman in 1990, which took place in the small community of Hazlehurst, GA.
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Podcast Movement Begins Today

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The biggest podcast conference in the country is back live, beginning today in Nashville. Both Radio Ink and The Podcast Business Journal have you covered. Watch for live updates in our daily headlines as well as all of our social media pages.

Ramsey Network Launches Another Podcast

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The new Ramsey Network podcast shines a spotlight on the deceptive methods companies, marketers and scammers use to influence money decisions. The Fine Print is hosted by Ramsey Personality George Kame.

Disagreement in Texas

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After 21 years in Tyler, Texas, Big D and Bubba are no longer carrying mornings on country station KNUE-FM. The syndicated hosts say they were ousted without being able to say goodbye. Townsquare Market Manager Carleen Dark tells ABC-7 that's not true. She says they knew all along the company was going local.

St. Louis Host Dies Suddenly

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No cause of death was posted to the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis website for the passing of Jim Doyle. Here's what Board President for the Classical radio station James Nouss had to say...

WEEI Boston Finds New PD

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Jeff Rickard is joining WEEI-FM Boston as Brand Manager. Rickard had previously served as PD and morning show host for Emmis' all-sports WFNI in Indianapolis. Rickard replaces Joe Zarbano who left the station back in January.

Classic Lucille Ball On SiriusXM

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SiriusXM is launching a new channel dedicated comedy legend Lucille Ball. 'Lucille Ball: Let's Talk to Lucy' is named after her 1960s CBS Radio show, featuring interviews with some of the biggest stars of the Hollywood Golden Era.

NFLers Get SiriusXM Show

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Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald will host Let’s Go! a weekly show on SiriusXM. They'll join Jim Gray to discuss what’s going on in the NFL. The one-hour show will air every Monday at 6 p.m. starting Sept. 6 on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio (channel 82).

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