88Nine Names Interim Executive Director

Danae Davis has been named as interim executive director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (WYMS-FM 88.9). The change in leadership comes as Kevin Sucher steps down, after less than two years on the job. A search committee will work on filling the role permanently.

Over 200 House Members Now Support Free Radio

Eleven members of the House of Representatives have added their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act. The bill that opposes any potential legislation to impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations now has 208 co-sponsors in the House and 24 in the Senate.

LeGeyt Lays Out Vision For His NAB

New National Association of Broadcasters CEO Curtis LeGeyt shared his vision and outlook for the organization and the broadcasting industry in a virtual town hall for NAB members Thursday. LeGeyt told members he's focused on three specific areas as we head into 2022.

Sales Manager of The Week – Salem’s Mike Murphy

Salem General Manager Nic Anderson says Mike Murphy is the glue that holds many departments together at his radio station. "He's a coach, mentor, counselor, idea generator, and connoisseur of dad jokes. I’m blessed to have him on our team.” Our Sales Manager of The Week Feature is sponsored by The Center For Sales Strategy.

Dallas DJ Charged With Producing Child Porn

49-year old Clois Glenn Raborn, known for appearing on “The Russ Martin Show,” on iHeartMedia's DFW Rocker KEGL-FM has been charged with production of child pornography. The charges were announced by the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

CRS Humanitarian Award For Froglear

Heather Froglear has been selected to receive The Country Radio Broadcasters 2022 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award. She will be recognized with the award during the New Faces of Country Music show, held during CRS 2022.

ARC Introduces New Product

Affiliate relations platform ARC Software welcomes two new producers to its platform as well as the introduction of a new online intention form process for network radio.

Hot Mic Costs Steve Shaw MBHoF

Steve Shaw and Jim Carter's inadvertent 'Hot Mic' comments last week not only cost them their jobs at WHOU-FM, but now Shaw is out of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame. While preparing for a girls' basketball game, the pair made derogatory comments about some of the players.

Skyview Promotes Steve Jones to CEO

Skyview Networks announced on Thursday that Steve Jones, its COO/President, has been promoted to CEO. Ken Thiele, Founder and CEO, moves to Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. Jones has been COO/President since joining the company in 2019.

Family Radio Closes on Univision Purchase

Family Radio says it has completed the $9 million purchase of WQBU-FM from Univision Radio. The station covers portions of western Long Island and eastern New York City. Family Radio will change the call letters to WFME-FM.

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