MIW Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

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The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Group has announced details for the 2016 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. Now in its 15th year, the MIW’s mentoring program matches up-and-coming women in the radio industry with female professionals recognized as leaders in all aspects of radio.
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RTDNA Introduces “Ed Talks” Video Series

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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced Wednesday the launch of a new series of best-practice videos for newsrooms called Ed Talks, named for Edward R. Murrow.

Are You Prepared For Apple CarPlay?

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The attack on your place in the DASH continues. And this time it's coming from the biggest tech name in the world. Apple calls CarPlay, the "ultimate copilot," where drivers can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and, of course, listen to music. And CarPlay was all over CES last week, as automakers like Ford, Chrysler, and Volkswagen incorporated the infotainment interface into some of CES's biggest press conferences. Was radio highlighted so brightly?

Why You Should Worry About That Big Cumulus Fine

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Attorney Jack Goodman, who was at one time general counsel for the NAB, says there are several reasons why political advertisers, broadcasters and the FCC should worry about the $540,000 fine recently handed down by the FCC on Cumulus. Goodman writes, in a letter on TVNewscheck, that for one the enormous amount is troubling.

Fantasy Sports Back On In New York

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At least until the Fall and that could be be good news for radio stations hoping to see the two fantasy sports sites dump more money into advertising. A state appeals court has ruled that DraftKings and FanDuel can continue to operate in the state of New York through the current sports seasons.
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Eric Chimes in on Pittman Story

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Ever since we ran THIS STORY on Friday of last week there's been a very lively debate on our website amongst our readers and Radio Ink Chairman Eric Rhoads. One reader accused Eric of having "clouded judgement" when he writes about the iHeartMedia CEO. Here's exactly what that reader said and Eric's response...

New Executive Panel Set For CRS

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Four industry executives who have recently been promoted to new roles in their company will discuss how they are transitioning to those new roles, which have brought them a lot more responsibility. The panel called "New Views From The Top" will be held Monday, February 8 at 4 p.m. during the Country Radio Seminar. Here are the four executives who will be on the panel...

Sun Scoops Up House Of Hair

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Sun Broadcast Group has entered into a purchase agreement with Bernadette Productions, producer of “The House of Hair with Dee Snider” radio show and daily vignettes. Pam Edwards, owner of Bernadette Productions, has put in 20 years of hard work for the show and Sun has asked Edwards to remain a stakeholder in the new venture. The show, which the former frontman for Twisted Sister still hosts, has over 160 affiliates.

iHeart Launches LGBT Station In Austin

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It's called "97.5 Pride Radio" and iHeartMedia says it will be the pulse of LGBT Austin. 97.5 Pride Radio is iHeartMedia’s second FM radio station in the country with programming devoted to local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) listeners and allies. The station is being launched on a new translator and not replacing any format iHeart currently has in the market.

NPR Proving Local Content is What Listeners Want

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The NPR One App, with its recent update, has moved another step closer to being a one-stop shop for all audio content. NPR One gives listeners a highly personalized stream on their phone. The stream is built from the listeners behavior and includes local and national newscasts and podcasts

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