ESPN New York's Hahn & Humpty will join MSG’s weeknight summer programing lineup. Every Monday through Thursday, from Monday, May 23 through September 8, MSG Network’s Knicks studio analyst Alan Hahn and former Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro will give MSG viewers a look inside their studio with a one-hour highlight show from 7-8 p.m.
Daniel Anstandig's Futuri Media has received a patent to further protect the system the company has built which powers Listener Driven Radio, a takeover technology already in place at hundreds of radio stations.
Normally, the NAB and RAB announce the city for the following year's show at the tail end of the current year's show. This year the word is out early. The 2017 Radio Show, produced by both organizations, will be held in Austin September 6-9. The 2016 show is being held September 21-23 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Picture courtesy Bloomberg.com.
As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rythmic Oldies was out and Soft AC was in for iHeart's 98.1-FM in San Francisco. The station is called The Breeze and iHeart promises relaxing favorites. The new format was kicked off with 10,000 songs in a row and the playlist includes Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Vanessa Williams, and others.
Emmis and ABC Radio will be working closer together. ABC Radio programming will now be available on Emmis NY’s WQHT-FM (Hip Hop), WBLS-FM (Urban Adult Contemporary/R&B), and WLIB-AM (Praise and Inspiration). The stations will begin to integrate ABC content that includes celebrity interviews, features, and programs. Some content will be on the radio stations, some on the station websites.
Thomas Mancusi will run AudioBoom's new ad sales unit as VP of Sales and Development. AudioBoom is a platform that hosts, distributes, and monetizes content. AudioBoom works with broadcasters, content creators, and podcasters hosting almost 8,000 content channels with over 35 million listens per month.
Kudos to Jason Garte (pictured) and all of our friends at The Mix Group. In less than a year, the company has grown its client roster from 625 stations to over 1,000. Recent stations to join the Mix family include Boom 107.9 WPHI-FM Philadelphia, 95.5 The Mountain KYOT-FM Phoenix, and 99 JAMZ WEDR-FM Miami.
Alpha will use the Mr. Master AIM software for the Alpha Media network of 249 stations in 52 markets.
Energy 102.3 (WNGY) Peoria’s Lucky The DJ (Chris Stewart) will run 102 miles in 102 hours in order to create awareness for child abuse. The run will begin on April 25, 2016 at 9 a.m. CT from Chik-Fil-A in Peoria. The route of the run is TBD but will end on April 29, 2016