The South Carolina Broadcasters Association awarded OTS Media with 12 statewide broadcasting awards, which were the most for any Radio station group. The awards were presented during a dinner at the Columbia Conference Center recognizing the state’s best Radio and TV broadcasters. WRHI has won an unprecedented total of one hundred SCBA awards, more than any other South Carolina Radio station group.
Glenn Goodwin is the new Director of Promotions and Marketing for RadioU's network of FM radio stations. Based in Columbus, Ohio, RadioU operates 20 terrestrial FM stations throughout Ohio, California, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington state.
The government was out in full force airing 37,350 commercials about drunk driving on radio last week, moving from 29th on the Media Monitors chart to 2nd, just behind GEICO which aired 40,197 commercials. The Home Depot was third (36,393) followed by JC Penney (28,970) and McDonald's.
GLR Media Networks and international sports radio brand talkSPORT have launched a partnership for radio distribution and ad sales representation of the English Premier League in Spanish. Each week, GLR will deliver two to three EPL games and special programs, hosted by talkSPORT’s announcers and reporters, featuring play by play coverage, interviews and game highlights.
Today’s 101.1 MORE-FM/WBEB Philadelphia has filled its vacant Afternoon Drive position with market veteran, Mark Shepperd. He replaces Logan, now doing Mornings at WINK-FM in Fort Myers. Shepperd’s career has also included WYXR, WIOQ, WIP, WXTU all in Philadelphia, WKXW Trenton and WLEV Allentown.
Cox Media Group has named Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner as its new Senior VP & Chief HR Officer, succeeding Karen Bennett, who was named as Cox Communications’ new Executive VP & Chief HR Officer last month.
The well known broadcaster suffered a stroke last week and died over the weekend. He had been having heart issues as well. Fennessey worked at WCAO in Baltimore, WPEN and WFIL in Philadelphia, WMCA in New York City and WHAM in Rochester, New York among other stations.
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Randy Falco circulated a statement to the press on Friday expressing his concern about the events taking place around the country. Falco said there is too much hate being spread in communities all across the country. "Sadly, these events did not happen in a bubble but are endemic of a broader disease of anti-immigrant, racist, homophobic, and religious intolerance that is spreading and threatening to divide our country." Here's more from Falco's statement...
Beginning tonight ESPN New York 98.7FM’s Alan Hahn will host his own show weekdays from 7- 10 p.m. ET. Hahn has hosted Hahn, Humpty & Canty (weekdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) since 2014.