Gracie’s Virtual Awards Date Set

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The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the 46th Annual Gracie Awards will take place virtually Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 PM ET. The event will be hosted by actress and comedian Lauren Ash and feature performances by Jewel and Gospel Singer CeCe Winans.

Benztown Feature On Hi-Profile Trial

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Elizabeth Holmes, one of the youngest self-made billionaires in America, is on trial for criminal fraud. Benztown is offering a daily short-form feature on the trial of the founder of Theranos; a now defunct health technology company.

Did The NAB Make The Correct Call?

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The NAB's Las Vegas convention makes up 70% of the organization's revenue. In trying to save its 2021 show, after canceling in 2020, the organization pushed the event from April to October. Then, last month, announced vaccine proof would be required. It wasn't enough.

Here’s The Official NAB Statement

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NAB CEO Gordon Smith said, "It has become apparent that we will not be able to deliver the kind of 2021 NAB Show experience that our industry has come to expect or that meets the high standards we set for ourselves."

musicFIRST Presser Coming Monday

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Monday at 11AM, musicFIRST Chairman Joe Crowley is hosting a virtual press briefing. The organization says it's to discuss growing support for "music fairness." He plans to show off the results from a musicFIRST national poll and discuss their path to battle the radio industry to get radio to pay for music airplay.

iHeart Tulsa Debuts Patriot 1300

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KAKC-AM has flipped formats and has rebranded in Tulsa. The sports station, formerly known as '1300 The Buzz', is now 'Patriot 1300 AM Real Talk'.

2022 BSM Summit Additions

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The line-up for the Barrett Sports Media Summit continues to grow. Pablo Torre, John Jastremski, Joe Fortenbaugh and Kazeem Famuyide have signed on for the event set for March 2-3, 2022 in NYC.

WKSU Merging With Ideastream Public Media

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The Kent State University Board of Trustees has voted to approve a merger of WKSU 89.7 with Cleveland based Ideastream Public Media. The agreement takes effect October 1.

Mariners Stay With 710 ESPN Seattle

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710 ESPN Seattle will continue as the Flagship Radio Station for Mariners baseball. The multi-year extension means the 2022 season will be the 32nd year KIRO-AM has been the radio home of the team.

iHeart Tweaks Denver Programming

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iHeartMedia Denver is adjusting programming at KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM and 630 KHOW. The changes at the news, talk, sports talk stations take effect later this month.


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