Boyle Takes PD Gig In New Orleans

John Boyle is the new Operations Manager and Program Director for NASH FM 92.3/WRKN-FM and 106.1 the Underground/WZRH-FM in New Orleans, replacing Ray Mariner. Boyle moves to New Orleans from Melbourne where he was PD at Cumulus’ 95 ROCK/WSJZ.

Cumulus Inks Big Deal With Futuri

Futuri Media has reached an agreement with Cumulus to provide the company with four of its platforms: Listener Driven Radio, Takeover, TopicPulse social media monitoring, and TopLine sales research. The technology will be implemented in 27 of Cumulus’ largest markets with additional markets and stations to follow.

Hickcox Returns To Beasley Media

After taking some time to try his hand as marketing director for Six Bends Harley Davidson in Fort Myers, Jeff Hickox is back in radio with Beasley Broadcasting. Hickox had been with Beasley for two decades, mainly on the air, before the move to Harley.

Alliance for Women In Media Announces New Board

The Alliance for Women in Media and its foundation are proud to announce its 2016 National Board of Directors. Many board members, along with nearly 50 industry executives, participated in judging the record number of 2016 Gracies entries on January 30 and 31.

Another Group Wants You to Pay to Play Music

It's called The Grammy Fund for Music Creators and it's a Political Action Committee just put together by the Recording Academy and announced yesterday. In a blog post about the new PAC Daryl Friedman, chief industry, government and members relations officer for the Recording Academy, said "Broadcasters, tech companies and other large corporations are pocketing the profits from music, while music creators don’t always receive fair compensation for their work."

WAY-FM Makes Hope Happen For 2,700 Kids

WAY-FM along with the Compassion Radio Team and ShareMedia Services announced a record-breaking event with 2,700 children sponsored from last week’s “Hope Happens” campaign on WAY-FM. This marks the biggest response by WAY-FM listeners ever with thousands of longest waiting kids in West Africa sponsored.

SoundCloud Launches Stations Feature

Yet another player with a recognizable name enters the streaming space. SoundCloud has launched a new feature called "Stations," which allows users to tap into a long stream of music related to their likes.

SiriusXM Extends Deal With Acura, Honda

SiriusXM's connected-vehicle services division has signed a new five-year deal to provide driver-related data to Acura and Honda vehicles.

Rosenthal Jumps From Cumulus To Scripps In Boise

It's more responsibility for Bob Rosenthal who gets the VP/GM job for Scripps in the Idaho market. Most recently, Rosenthal was General Sales Manager for Cumulus Media in Boise.

Cox Athens Names Kisha Hardwick Digital Sales Manager

Cox Media Group’s Athens cluster has named Kisha Hardwick its new Digital Sales Manager. Previously, Hardwick was Digital Sales Manager for Raycom Media in Augusta.

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