Access1 Sells WWRL-AM New York

The buyer is NJ Broadcasting, owned by Dr. Shukla, a pediatric physician, who also owns, 7 Days Pediatrics, located in Edison, New Jersey. Shukla is now operating the station under an LMA. The station will provide programming for the South Asian Community and it will be called “Radio Zindagi."

“Country Dashboard” Now Available

Country Dashboard is a new product that delivers information and audio about country music artists and the country music scene in real time. The product is a collaboration between by KMG Networks, Harris Media (the producer of Control Room Pro), AdLarge Media, and Lon Helton's Country Aircheck.


The Medallas de Cortez awards are the most prestigious and highly coveted in Hispanic radio. This is the seventh year these exclusive radio awards have been presented. If you know someone who is doing great work in Hispanic radio, don't miss the chance to spotlight their efforts with a nomination. Make your Nomination HERE.

Listeners Help Save KPLU

The presidents of Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington mutually decided to allow a community group to make an offer for KPLU. They made this decision after a strong request by KPLU’s Community Advisory Council and an outpouring of listener concern over the proposed sale of the station to KUOW, which is owned by UW. And KPLU listeners are coming through in a big way...

Stewart Padveen Appointed President Of The Blaze

Of course The Blaze is Glenn Beck's website, TV network, and digital radio network. Last June, Kraig Kitchen was appointed CEO and he tells Radio Ink that Padveen took over last week.

Smiley Helping Flint With Water Problem

Today, in association with local affiliate WOWE 98.9 JAMZ, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is inviting the community of Flint to come out and receive a case of water at a local Lowe’s. On Monday, cast members Jeff Johnson and Juicy will be on-site at Lowe’s distributing water with 98.9 JAMZ personalities.

Great Audio Makes Dollars & Sense

(by Dick Kalt) Over the years, the radio industry has gone through challenging times, surviving the increase in media fractionalization with every new generation. Yet, for all the challenges facing broadcasters, local radio still plays a significant role in the daily lives of virtually everybody in our society.
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Asleep At The Switch

(by Ron Robinson) For those who may not have been involved at the time, it may come as somewhat of a surprise to learn that radio started down the wrong track as early as the late ‘70s and early ‘80s – years before the consolidating clown-crews floundered in with their big, red noses, fright wigs, floppy shoes, and overwhelming arrogance.

Indiana University Sells Three Translators

There will be a lot of translator buying and selling in the news now that the FCC has opened its window. The trustees at Indiana University have agreed to sell the construction permits for three FM Translators to non-profit Kentucky River Broadcasting for $110,000.

Boston Host Claims Officer Assaulted Her

WMEX talker Michele McPhee, who's accused of driving drunk and assaulting a police officer said in court last week that she was the one assaulted and wants to look into the history of her arresting officer

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