(By Jon Quick) This article is meant for general managers who have a sales rather than programming background, or for general managers that think they know programming or who were programmers a century ago.
The L.A. Kings and iHeartMedia have a new digital partnership: all Kings games will stream live on the new, official LA Kings Audio Network, a custom station available on iHeartRadio.
iHeartMedia Milwaukee, in partnership with local Fox affiliate Fox 6 and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, will host a Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Phone Bank to benefit families affected by the hurricane in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
(By Ronald Robinson) Radio owners have washed their hands of any responsibility to address future potentials of the medium and have, instead, hunkered down to polish only that propaganda that reinforces their firmly held, vacuous and unbelievably debilitating positions.
The U.S. Senate passed the Music Modernization Act by unanimous consent Tuesday evening. This Senate version will go back to the House where it needs to be voted on again because of the changes the Senate made to the bill.
Apparently a modified version of the Music Modernization Act was circulated on Capitol Hill Friday, September 14 with a fast-tracked vote possible this week. And, the bill could be approved without any of the changes SiriusXM has been asking for. And that''s good for radio.
GEICO jumped ahead of The Home Depot, at least for a week, on the Media Monitors chart of most played commercials on the radio last week. The insurance giant aired 49,032 spots to Home Depot's 40,651.
As we've been hinting for over a week, Entercom will carry New York Mets baseball on WCBS-AM starting with the 2019 season. iHeart had been carrying the games on WOR-AM. The new Mets deal with Entercom runs through the 2025 season.
In St. Louis, New Country 92.3’s Mason and Remy are “Hitting Balls for Hurricane Relief” to raise money for the Humane Society of Missouri’s animal rescue efforts in the Carolinas. The event will take place for 14 straight hours on Tuesday, September 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the Top Golf Entertainment Center in the Chesterfield Valley.
iHeartMedia Charlotte and all of its stations will partner with Operation Northstate to host a donation drive for the victims of Hurricane Florence in Jacksonville and Fayetteville, NC. The collection drive will run Monday, September 17 through end of day Monday, September 24. Items will be collected daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m.