Wing Bowl Date Set For February 5

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It's one of the most ingenious events ever created, and it's grown into something so big, it takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Wing Bowl, which was created by WIP morning show Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti 23 years ago is a competitive chicken wing eating contest.

Grabbing The Attention of Digital Natives

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What media are digital natives using and what do they think of radio? That’s some of what researchers asked University of Florida students over four years. Ed Cohen, Nielsen VP Ed Cohen (pictured) says radio stations don’t need to be everywhere on social media, but stations do need to be relevant or the class of 2015 won’t pay attention.

Students Protest Sale of KPLU

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The News Tribune has the details of a group of about 40 students and station supporters that rallied at Pacific Lutheran University Thursday to show their support for KPLU. The station is being sold to Seattle-based KUOW for $8 million.

Managing Relationships With Sports Teams

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As a manager you want compelling content so if you have a sports station in your cluster you hire a knowledgeable, opinionated host who, at times, criticizes your local professional sports team, or its players. The team doesn't really like that, it's trying to develop a relationship with the community and sell tickets. So, what's the happy balance?

The Voice of KU Retiring

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For over 30 years, Bob Davis has been the play-by-play voice of Kansas Jayhawk football and men's basketball. He'll be retiring at the end of the basketball season, making Saturday's game against Kansas State his final football broadcast.

Cage Heads South

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Cox Media Group in Tampa has named John Kage Director of Branding for Hot 101.5 FM WPOI. Additionally, the Director of Branding and Programming for 97X WSUN FM will report to Kage. Before joining CMG Tampa, Kage was PD and Digital Content Director for Entercom's KQKS/ KS1075 in Denver.

Alpha Signs Thompson

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Alpha's KCLB-FM in Palm Springs becomes the first Southern California affiliate of the Mark in the Morning program. The show originates from Entercom's KSWD-FM The Sound in Los Angeles. This is Thompson's second time on the air at KCLB;

KPLU Advisory Board Opposes Sale to KUOW

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Despite the 200 people in attendance who cheered the board for voting to oppose the sale, KPLU council president Stephen Tan reminded the crowd that the advisory board cannot stop the sale. Earlier this month it was announced that KPLU would be sold to KUOW for $7 million and $1 million in underwriting

November Auto Sales Strong

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Total and retail new light-vehicle sales in November are expected to increase 7% on a selling-day-adjusted basis, according to a monthly sales forecast by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

There Was Innovation at Rdio

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And the folks at The Verge are giving Pandora and others unsolicited advice on what they should steal as the service shuts down. The Verge says, despite its small user base, "Rdio did have tons of great ideas around design and user experience, and its competitors should absolutely steal them.


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