iHeartMedia’s Jeff Stevens has been moved up to Senior VP Programming in Dayton. iHeart has six FMs and two AMs in the Dayton market. Stevens was PD and morning show personality for Mix 107.7 in Dayton and has been with iHeart/Clear Channel for 22 years.
77 WABC’s Joan Hamburg taped a special show at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City this week to celebrate this Sunday’s Tony Awards. Hamburg chatted it up with some of Broadway’s biggest names to talk about their shows and Tony nominations.
Slacker Radio is being included in a new U.S. Cellular customer promotion. New customers who qualify for the promotion will receive a free one-year membership to Slacker Premium as part of the bonus package.
Four members of the House have signed on to the NAB's Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on radio stations. With the addition of Rep. Elijah Cummings from Maryland, Jaime Herrera Beutler from Washington, Virginia's Stacey Plaskett, and Indiana's Todd Young, the resolution now has 232 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 26 in the Senate.
Texas A&M University has a new Houston affiliate. KFNC-FM 97.5 ESPN Houston and KGOW-AM 1560 Yahoo! Sports Radio becomes the new home for the Aggies beginning this fall. The new five-year agreement kicks off with football this fall. The deal, between Gow Media and Learfield, the Aggies’ exclusive multimedia rights holder, includes football, men’s basketball, and seasonal coaches’ shows.
On June 21, 2012, US Army pilot David Ortiz of Denver was involved in a life-threatening helicopter crash serving in Afghanistan. Ortiz was rushed into surgery, where he flat-lined twice. Ortiz survived the crash, but he's living as a paraplegic due to the injuries. The incident inspired Ortiz to face a fear of his each year on the anniversary of his crash and KYGO Denver is involved
WNKS KISS 95.1’s Maney, Roy and LauRen Morning Show crew will appear on TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life, starring Whitney Thore. The third season premieres Wednesday, June 8 at 9/8c.
Gantt will hold shifts on both KHQT (Hot 103) and KSNM (Classic Hits 98.7). A North Carolina native, Stacy "Carolina" Gantt is also a graduate of the Charlotte, NC, campus of Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Her first radio job was an intern on the Ace & TJ Show on WNKS.
Trekkies are in for a treat. CBS RADIO, CBS Local Digital Media, and CBS Consumer Products announced, Wednesday, the launch of “Engage: The OFFICIAL Star Trek Podcast,” which will be exclusively hosted on the podcast platform Play.it.
Mike Tyler, owner of Broadcast Affiliate Sales and partner in Fishnet Syndication, has been hired by BizTalkRadio to head up affiliate relations. Tyler was most recently VP at TKO Radio Networks, which he and his Partner Kent Jones purchased. Mike was also VP of Rejoice Radio Networks before becoming a Partner in Fishnet Syndication. Tyler has also served on the NAB's Board of Directors.