Beasley Media CFO Caroline Beasley told investors Friday that of the seven markets Beasley reports to Miller Kaplan, Charlotte and Las Vegas were the biggest underperformers.
Back on February 1, we reported that NJ Broadcasting, owned by Dr. Shukla, a pediatric physician who owns 7 Days Pediatrics, located in Edison, New Jersey, was buying WWRL from Access1 Communications. We now know the price of that sale -- $7 milion.
WEEI is Entercom's sports station in Boston. Last week the station launched its first custom podcast called Enough About Me, and it's off to an amazing start, proving radio listeners will follow the hosts they love no matter where and when they broadcast. As long as the content is killer, of course. And this podcast is certainly excellent.
In January CBS Cleveland (92.3 The Fan) host Kevin Kiley got himself in hot water for saying there's "no place for a woman in professional sports, in football, coaching men," after the Buffalo Bills hired Kathryn Smith as an assistant coach. Kiley is now saying he's quitting - at the end of the month - because CBS Radio sent him a letter threatening his job if he didn't tone down his rhetoric.
Argow started at Grey Advertising in the mail room in the 1950s. He moved into media planning/buying soon after. Noticing that salespeople were making more money than planners and buyers, he decided to give sales a shot. He started at a small rep firm in NYC and excelled. He then went to work for McGavern Guild when Ralph Guild hired him away from a smaller rep firm in New York.
The Alice 105.9 Cares for Kids radiothon raised $1.3 million for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Cumulus hires 25-year vet Jason Kidd for the afternoon slot at Washington, D.C.’s MIX 107.3/WRQX-FM. Kidd comes to MIX from New Generation Radio in Washington, D.C., where he has been President and Advisor/Brand Developer.
The legendary Jerry Lee station in Philadelphia has hired Kerry Mulvey for the newly created position of Director of Sales. Mulvey has over 30 years of media experience, most recently as Director of Integrated Marketing at CBS Radio in Philadelphia.
97.5 PODER FM is bringing the Hispanic radio morning host back to the 3rd largest market in the country. GM Alfredo Lopez said: “We at PODER 97.5 FM are honored to be working with a pristine representative of the radio industry. He has always been a top-notch radio talent who dignifies and embodies our Hispanic culture."
CEO David Field says when you back out political in Q4, revenue was up 5% and he was very upbeat about his company's performance, both in the back half of 2015 as well as pacing for the first half of 2016.