The translator is K285EU, which Cox purchased from Houston Christian Broadcasters out of Houston. The price for the translator was $350,000, and Bill Whitley from Media Services Group was the broker for the seller.
Clarken becomes President of Product Leadership and will report directly to CEO Steve Hasker. Here are the details on her new responsibilities...
Radio's biggest advertising category had another huge month. Americans bought or leased 1.34 million vehicles in February, which translates to an annual sales rate of 17.5 million. Ford sold 20.2% more new vehicles in February than a year earlier, Fiat Chrysler was up 12%, Toyota's sales rose 4.1%, Nissan posted a 10.5% increase and Honda sales jumped 12.8%. GM sales fell 1.5%. Low gas prices and 29 days in February helped fuel the strong month.
We have dueling answers on that question as you'll read in this story. Just like we've been getting on the FCC's plan to allow smaller AMs, on the same frequency as Clear Channel AMs, to operate at night. You could argue that if you lived in Florida and you still love to listen to WGY in Albany, just pull up iHeartRadio on your phone. Does anybody really care anymore about driving across the country at night listening to the same "staticy-sounding" AM station as you cross several states?
The company is giving the San Jose station back to its owner, Universal Media, but does not want anyone to think this is a shot at the NASH brand. Here are the details...
More than 325 broadcasters attended The Broadcasters of America 2016 Golden Mike Award dinner honoring iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman this week. The event, held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, was hosted by Elvis Duran and took in over $400,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation.
Radio One announced Radio Group President Chris Wegmann (pictured) is retiring and Deon Levingston is joining the company in a regional position. Wegmann's retirement date is April 1, 2016. Levingston returns as the GM in Indianapolis and Regional Vice President of Detroit and St. Louis.
Karyn Cerulli is the new Director of Sales for Entercom's KSON, KBZT, and KIFM in San Diego. She'll partner with Director of Sales Pat Osburn and the Entercom San Diego sales management team. Cerulli comes to ETM San Diego from Cox, where she's been D.O.S. for the past two and a half years.
Grupo Radio Centro in L.A. has added El Show Del Raton a new Los Angeles Spanish-language afternoon radio show, weekdays 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Radio Centro 93.9 FM (KXOS-FM). El Raton (pictured) reunites with his longtime friend Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez, host of Radio Centro 93.9’s morning show El Show del Mandril.