iHeart Gets Important Approval From Bankruptcy Court

A Texas bankruptcy judge issued an order Thursday approving the disclosures and solicitation materials for iHeartMedia's Chapter 11 plan. With this latest approval iHeartMedia is now closer to restructuring $16 billion in debt and emerging from bankruptcy a stronger company.

GMs: You Need To Know What The PDs Know – Pt. 3

(Jon Quick) Here's the third and final part of Jon's advice to GMs vis-a-vis PDs. Once again the piece is jammed tight with pointers. It's a great read with expert advice.

CEO Launches First Podcast Episode

Beasley has been promoting the fact that it will be unveiling a new company-wide podcast strategy later this year. On Thursday, Beasley's CEO jumped into the podcasting arena herself.

Two Big Names Join Forces

Westwood One is collaborating with the Associated Press’ shortform news network for ad sales representation of their bartered breaking news wire service, photos, video, Web content, sports scores, datasets, audio bites, and more. AP is expanding its barter services in 2019, including its Presidential Campaign Kit.

Toledo’s WVZC Launches A First

WVZC-LP 96.5FM Nuestra Gente, Toledo's only 24-hour Spanish-language FM radio station, has announced another first. The station has launched the city's first-ever Spanish-language radio newscast, Nuestra Gente Noticias.

KEXP Out With Three New Shows

Music-focused nonprofit arts organization KEXP will launch three new programs in early 2019. The new shows reflect a deep dedication to the organization’s mission to enrich lives by championing music and discovery, and include new public affairs programming centered on the voices, perspectives, and experiences of members of diverse communities.

Ace & TJ Charity Helping Hurricane Victims

The Ace & TJ Show in Charlotte recently founded a new charity, The Ace & TJ Radio Family Charity, dedicated to helping the communities in which the show broadcasts, including those affected by Hurricane Florence. You can donate too. See details at the foot of our story.


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