Mike Miller New PD For Z 104.3 Baltimore 

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Miller will also be the station’s new afternoon drive host. Both positions are effective December 12. Miller will be responsible for day-to-day programming operations for Z 104.3 and will work closely with on-air personalities and sales to oversee the station's on-air content, digital footprint, and music programming.

Hannity: Return To Local If You Want To Survive

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Syndicated talker Sean Hannity told a packed house at Forecast 2017 Wednesday morning that if the election was about the "forgotten man," radio is dealing with the "forgotten listener," thanks to all the deep cuts it has made over the past several years. His advice: get back to local. And that means more advertising that you are there, more contesting, more research, more promotions, and more creativity. He said, "We have sliced and diced and cut budgets from these radio stations more than we can."

 Annual NYMRAD Holiday Party Set For Dec. 2

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It’s a chance to mix some business mingle with your holiday jingle when the New York Market Radio Association (NYMRA) celebrates 33 years of holiday cheer with its 2016 Holiday Party, Friday, December 2, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Rock & Reilly’s Rooftop Lounge in the Renaissance Hotel, 218 West 35th Street.

Lawmakers To FCC: Hold Off On Controversial Issues

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Republican Congressman Greg Walden (pictured) alongside Republican FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly, is asking FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to hold off on "complex and controversial" decisions during the presidential transition period.

Another Station Flips To Christmas Music

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This time it’s 99.9 KEZ, Phoenix, flipping to non-stop Christmas music through December 25. At 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, the festivities began with "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams. 

“Bert Show” Sends Thank You Notes To Troops Abroad

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Nationally syndicated program The Bert Show has had great success with its “Big Thank You” campaign, reaching its goal of providing every service person deployed outside the U.S. with a handwritten “Thank You” letter on Thanksgiving Day.

Matthew Siegel Joins CBS Radio As CFO

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As CBS Radio prepares to spin off from CBS Corp., Matthew Siegel joins the company as chief financial officer. He was most recently co-CFO and treasurer for Time Warner during its merger with Charter Communications; before that he was senior VP and treasurer for TWC. CBS Radio President Andre Fernandez said Siegel's "broad financial experience serving top media organizations will help position us for continued success."

Two Senior Execs Upped At Total Traffic & Weather

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Jack Dunkle has been elevated to Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales, while Roger Nadel has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Affiliate Operations. Both promotions are effective immediately, and both executives will report to Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks.

Judge Sides With Cumulus In TRN Anti-Trust Case

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Law360 is reporting that an Oregon federal judge has agreed with a magistrate judge's recommendation to toss out the TRN anti-trust suit. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken dismissed half the allegations with prejudice and half without based on the September recommendation to grant a motion to dismiss against the suit brought by TRN and other radio producers. TRN's Mark Masters told Radio Ink last night, "We are going to appeal, then win."

“Transitional Times For Radio And TV”

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Those are the words of NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith who spoke at a Communications Forum luncheon Tuesday, sponsored by The Media Institute (Smith is also speaking at Radio Ink's Forecast in New York City, Wednesday). Smith said these are transitional times as local radio and television stations become even more relevant to, and more trusted by, communities


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