Baka Boyz to Produce New Year’s Eve Special

Nick and Eric Vidal, better known as the Baka Boyz, will host their annual year-end special "Baka Boys New Year's Eve Hip-Hop Classic Mix" the weekend of December 30. The three-hour special will be presented commercial-free.

Judiciary Committee Moves AMFA to House Floor

The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of moving the American Music Fairness Act out of Committee and onto the House floor for a full vote. The bill, if enacted into law, would require radio stations to pay artists to play their music. The Bill is not expected to be approved by the current Congress.

Saga Rejects Warshaw Offer to Buy The Company

Connoisseur CEO Jeff Warshaw wants to grow his radio company. First he made an offer to buy Cumulus but was rebuffed on two occasions. This week we learned he made a run at Saga where he was also shot down.

WGCI Donates $13,000 from Concert

iHeartMedia's Chicago hip-hop station WGCI (107.5 FM) donated more than $13,000 in proceeds from a recent concert to two elementary schools. The money was collected as part of WGCI's Big Jam 2022 concert series.
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CTA’s Comiskey to Present at RAB Radio Works Session

The Radio Advertising Bureau's next Radio Works presentation will take place Wednesday, December 14. The presentation will feature Brian Comiskey with the Consumer Technology Association and a case study offered by Cumulus Media's Brian Schultz.

KFI Gets 27,000 Pounds of Pasta for Charity

iHeartMedia's Los Angeles news-talk station KFI (640 AM) raised more than $1.17 million and collected over 27,100 pounds of pasta and sauce during the station's 12th Annual PastaThon. The pasta, sauce and monetary donations will benefit Caterina's Club.

Lada Elected Chairman of Saga Board of Directors

Saga announced Wednesday that Warren Lada has been elected Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Lada has been a board member since 2018. He served as COO from March 2016 to June 2018 and, more recently, as Interim President and CEO following the death of CEO Ed Christian.

Big Vote in Congress Today

A group of over 40 musicians have signed a letter to lawmakers urging the passage of the American Music Fairness Act, a proposed law that would tax radio to play their music. The letter comes as the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to refer the American Music Fairness Act to the full House chamber.

WMAL Raises $405,000 for Fisher House

Cumulus Media's D.C.-area talk station WMAL (105.9 FM) raised more than $405,000 during its Operation Fisher House radiothon. The charity campaign started December 1 and went over the course of two days.

Sherman Winfield to Judge Radio Mercury Awards

The Radio Mercury Awards says Sherman Winfield, the executive director of marketing and communications firm VMLY&R, will be the lead judge for its 2023 competition. Award categories for the 32nd annual competition will be announced in January.

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