KQED announced that journalist Alexis Madrigal has been named co-host of KQED’s public affairs radio program Forum. Madrigal arrives at KQED from The Atlantic, where he was a staff writer.
Keyes has been named Director of Development for TroyResearch. Keyes is re-uniting with TroyResearch president Jonathan Little, having worked together previously at Z104 (WZEE), Triple M (WMMM), and WOLX in Madison, WI.
The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio group, BMI and the RAB have announced that the 13th annual Rising Through the Ranks program will be brought back in 2021 as a virtual event.
Providence Rock and Roller WHJY-FM and WSNE-FM have extended Doug Palmieri contract for another four years. Palmieri is part of the afternoon show “Doug & Scarpetti” on WHJY and he's the PD for both stations.
Radio One and WBT AM/FM host Bo Thompson have reached a multi-year agreement. The morning host is a Charlotte native who has spent nearly his entire 30 year career at the station.
‘The Breakfast Club’ is coming to 95.7 The Beat (WBTP). The show debuts May 17.
98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ) and The Boston Bruins have reached a new multi-year agreement extending their partnership contract. The Beasley Media station will remain the flagship for the Bruins Radio Network.
The latest revenue data from BIA Advisory Services details just how serious the damage was to radio from the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The industry took a big hit last year due to businesses being forced to close, governments locking down and advertising coming to a near stand-still.
Not surprisingly, station transactions were also down during the year of the pandemic. BIA's latest data shows radio station sales fell to levels that hadn’t been seen in years. Only 534 stations sold in 2020 for an estimated value of $139 million. By comparison back in 2011 over 1,000 stations sold for $1.1 billion.
James Golden, aka Bo Snerdely, Rush Limbaugh's long-time call screener hosts the new podcast about the life of the late Rush Limbaugh. Politics aside, the first episode is a tear-jerker as Golden takes listeners behind the scenes of the day he found out his friend had stage 4 cancer. And, Golden reveals a secret of his own. LISTEN