Online radio imaging service Phantom Producer has announced the issuance of a U.S. Patent for its Web-based application for managing and combining syndicated imaging audio with local station jingles and IDs. The invention allows radio stations to access radio imaging services covering nine different formats.
Jeremy Leahy is the host of a program called Standing Ground. He has quite an interesting story after being let go by CBS Radio back in 2008. Leahy spent around 10 years in the radio business as a producer and on air talent. He thought he had shut the door on radio forever after being let go, then he says, something wonderful happened
(By Ryan Wrecker) Tow Center for Digital Journalism project leader Vanessa Quirk studied why podcasting matters to the future of digital journalism, and she had the same questions you have: “Are people actually familiar with podcasts? Are they viable now, and are they sustainable in the long term?”
The Home Depot (47,622) and GEICO (43,753) remain at the top of the Media Monitors weekly spot chart for the week ending May 6. Lowe's moves up one spot to number three airing 34,969 commercials on radio stations all across the country. McDonald's also moved up one position to number four with 27,226 spots and ProFlowers moved from 9th to round out the top five, with 23,580.
As of May 15, iHeartMedia Honolulu morning man Coach Larry Price is ending his 33-year run as half of KSSK's Adult Contemporary morning show duo of Perry & Price. Price plans to focus on other interests within the company though. He plans to launch a new sports show with Rick Hamada on sister station FOX Sports 990 that will air on Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Broker Bob Heymann of Media Services Group tells us Beasley is picking up an FM translator in Greenacres and Pompano Beach from not-for-profit Reach Communications. Beasley is also buying a CP for a translator in Coral Springs from Calvary Chapel Church. The company is paying $125,000 for the Pompano Beach translator and a combined $125,000 for the Greenacres translator and Coral Springs CP.
Working with Univision Local Media, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised $4 million during this year’s Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope) radio event held in 17 media markets in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, April 7-8. By collaborating with Univision, coverage of the St. Jude mission extended across several platforms to reach Hispanic consumers from coast to coast.
Gutierrez is promoted to CFO at CBS Local Digital Media. Gutierrez has served as Senior VP of Business Operations for the group since 2011. He adds more responsibilities, including a stronger role in strategy.
Serving two-year terms will be: iHeartmedia President for the Northeast Division and Corporate Operations Hartley Adkins, CBS Radio President Andre Fernandez, Radio One Regional VP Deon Levingston, and Univision Political & Advocacy Sales President Jose Valle.
Stevie DeMann (right) and Drew Anderssen are promoted by CMG Market Manager Susan Larkin in Orlando. Here are the details...