Are You In The Digital Driver’s Seat?

Don’t lose advertising dollars to digital. Take control with practical strategies you can pitch tomorrow. Many stations complain that they’re losing revenue to digital platforms, yet Hispanic broadcasters actually have an edge: Surveys show Hispanic consumers index among the highest in terms of digital use in almost every category.

Radio One St. Louis Sends Emergency Water To Flint

On Saturday, February 20, Radio One St. Louis, home of Hot 104.1 (WHHL) and Old School 95.5 (WFUN), collected over 7,000 cases of water during their Flint Water Drive.

Former WFAN Exec Joins ESPN

Steve Kalman in the new LSM at 98.7 ESPN in New York. Most recently Kalman managed play-by-play sales at WFAN. After spending more than a decade in the trade events business, Kalman left his last role as a VP at Reed Exhibitions in 2005 and moved into managing sports broadcast media sales. He's led and managed broadcast play-by-play sales teams for the NY Mets, NY Giants, and NY Yankees. He also spent two years as GSM at a rock station in Connecticut.

Elder Takes Hewitt Syndication Slot

Salem Media Group announced Wednesday that Larry Elder will take over for Hugh Hewitt as of April 4. Hewitt will move to mornings that same day. The changes are all a result of Bill Bennett stepping away from the morning slot on Salem's network.

Lucas Honored By Children’s Miracle Network

Alex Lucas, host of Entravision's syndicated morning show, El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas, will be awarded Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Hispanic Radio Person of the Year during Momentum, the charity’s annual Network-wide event. The award honors a U.S. Latino radio station staff member who has gone above and beyond in supporting CMN.

Slacker, XAPPmedia Sign Deal

Slacker Radio and XAPPmedia announced that Slacker will now use XAPP’s content discovery service across its stations. XAPP's content discoveries are served between music tracks, to promote stations, songs, and artists, and other features available on Slacker.

iHeart Austin Signs Billy The Kidd

The Billy The Kidd Show debuts on KHFI, 96.7 Kiss FM, Monday in morning drive. Anne Hudson will co-host the show with Kidd. Since December, mornings at KHFI have been music based, and Elvis Duran was on before that.

WLS-FM Adds Tom Kent

It was back in 1980 when Tom Kent first appeared on WLS, which was AM only at the time. Kent now returns to his old stomping grounds Saturday nights from 7p-Midnight with "Ultimate Party" on Cumulus Classic Hits WLS 94.7 FM. Kent said Brian Thomas is one of the smartest programmers out there bar none. "I mean, why else would he put me on the most legendary station on the planet?

WBLK Buffalo Adds Harvey

"The People’s Station," 93.7 WBLK in Buffalo (Townsquare) has added The Steve Harvey Morning Show to the station’s weekday morning lineup. WBLK Brand Manager Chris Reynolds stated, “WBLK is very excited to bring the heart, humor, music and celebrity of The Steve Harvey Morning Show to all of our listeners in Western New York.”

National Drags Univision Radio Down

Univision CEO Randy Falco said local advertising revenue was doing quite well for the radio division, it was national that was giving the company more problems. "That's a marketplace issue, not a performance issue," Falco told investors and analysts Tuesday. And again, thanks to National, pacings are down in the mid single digits for Q1 of this year. Falco also said that in 2012 - for all divisions - Univision brought in about $60 million on political revenue and he expects the company to bring in more this year.

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