As promised, Dan Sileo, Morning Man on The Mighty 1090 in San Diego, asked CBS CEO Les Moonves why the company was getting out of radio, especially, Sileo said, when CBS was built on radio. Moonves agreed that the company was started and grew from the vision of William S. Paley who began it all in radio. Here's what Moonves told Sileo about the future of CBS Radio.
Sitting beside Shaq and Adam Carolla, PodcastOne CEO Norm Pattiz tells Forbes media writer Zack O'Malley Greenburg that even though podcasting was only a $34 million business when he got into it, he expects another zero will be added to that in short order. And Pattiz believes he can turn PodcastOne into a national juggernaut much like he did with Westwood One.
Normally, the NAB and RAB announce the city for the following year's show at the tail end of the current year's show. This year the word is out early. The 2017 Radio Show, produced by both organizations, will be held in Austin September 6-9. The 2016 show is being held September 21-23 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Picture courtesy Bloomberg.com.
As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rythmic Oldies was out and Soft AC was in for iHeart's 98.1-FM in San Francisco. The station is called The Breeze and iHeart promises relaxing favorites. The new format was kicked off with 10,000 songs in a row and the playlist includes Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Vanessa Williams, and others.
Emmis and ABC Radio will be working closer together. ABC Radio programming will now be available on Emmis NY’s WQHT-FM (Hip Hop), WBLS-FM (Urban Adult Contemporary/R&B), and WLIB-AM (Praise and Inspiration). The stations will begin to integrate ABC content that includes celebrity interviews, features, and programs. Some content will be on the radio stations, some on the station websites.
Kudos to Jason Garte (pictured) and all of our friends at The Mix Group. In less than a year, the company has grown its client roster from 625 stations to over 1,000. Recent stations to join the Mix family include Boom 107.9 WPHI-FM Philadelphia, 95.5 The Mountain KYOT-FM Phoenix, and 99 JAMZ WEDR-FM Miami.
Alpha will use the Mr. Master AIM software for the Alpha Media network of 249 stations in 52 markets.
Energy 102.3 (WNGY) Peoria’s Lucky The DJ (Chris Stewart) will run 102 miles in 102 hours in order to create awareness for child abuse. The run will begin on April 25, 2016 at 9 a.m. CT from Chik-Fil-A in Peoria. The route of the run is TBD but will end on April 29, 2016
PetSmart Charities™, a non-profit animal welfare organization, recently shined a spotlight on Johnjay Van Es of The JohnJay & Rich Show and his work to inspire pet adoption via Instagram and the hashtag “LovePup.”
Topeka, KS, station 580 WIBM, along with the Kansas Ag Network and Kansas Farm Bureau, delivered 1,100 pounds of milk replacer to ranches that were affected by the devastating fire in Kansas.