Judiciary Committee Moves AMFA to House Floor

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The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of moving the American Music Fairness Act out of Committee and onto the House floor for a full vote. The bill, if enacted into law, would require radio stations to pay artists to play their music. The Bill is not expected to be approved by the current Congress.

Saga Rejects Warshaw Offer to Buy The Company

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Connoisseur CEO Jeff Warshaw wants to grow his radio company. First he made an offer to buy Cumulus but was rebuffed on two occasions. This week we learned he made a run at Saga where he was also shot down.

WGCI Donates $13,000 from Concert

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iHeartMedia's Chicago hip-hop station WGCI (107.5 FM) donated more than $13,000 in proceeds from a recent concert to two elementary schools. The money was collected as part of WGCI's Big Jam 2022 concert series.
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CTA’s Comiskey to Present at RAB Radio Works Session

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The Radio Advertising Bureau's next Radio Works presentation will take place Wednesday, December 14. The presentation will feature Brian Comiskey with the Consumer Technology Association and a case study offered by Cumulus Media's Brian Schultz.

KFI Gets 27,000 Pounds of Pasta for Charity

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iHeartMedia's Los Angeles news-talk station KFI (640 AM) raised more than $1.17 million and collected over 27,100 pounds of pasta and sauce during the station's 12th Annual PastaThon. The pasta, sauce and monetary donations will benefit Caterina's Club.

Lada Elected Chairman of Saga Board of Directors

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Saga announced Wednesday that Warren Lada has been elected Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Lada has been a board member since 2018. He served as COO from March 2016 to June 2018 and, more recently, as Interim President and CEO following the death of CEO Ed Christian.

WE WANT YOUR BLAST FROM THE PAST PHOTOS

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This is Doug Quick at the control board of WTIM in Taylorville, Illinois in 1977, and at the IGM Automation of sister station WEEE-FM. Reach out to Doug by e-mail at [email protected]

WMAL Raises $405,000 for Fisher House

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Cumulus Media's D.C.-area talk station WMAL (105.9 FM) raised more than $405,000 during its Operation Fisher House radiothon. The charity campaign started December 1 and went over the course of two days.

Sherman Winfield to Judge Radio Mercury Awards

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The Radio Mercury Awards says Sherman Winfield, the executive director of marketing and communications firm VMLY&R, will be the lead judge for its 2023 competition. Award categories for the 32nd annual competition will be announced in January.
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Granger Smith to Host Christmas Special

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Premiere Networks says country radio stations will be given access to a new holiday special hosted by musician and radio host Granger Smith. The program is available to Premiere affiliates across the country over the holiday season through early January.


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