FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said he was "deeply disappointed" by the D.C. Circuit’s 2-1 decision upholding the FCC’s Internet regulations. "I continue to believe that these regulations are unlawful, and I hope that the parties challenging them will continue the legal fight. Pai says the regulations are unnecessary and counterproductive."
Jim Clerkin is the new PD and PM driver for Summitt's new Birmingham radio station WPYA, 97.3 Play. Clerkin spent 16 years in Boston at the legendary Kiss 108.
ABC News Radio and WGN in Chicago have extended their affiliation agreement through May 2018. WGN VP of Programming & Content Todd Manley said, “ABC News Radio has created the gold standard in live integration when it comes to covering evolving stories throughout the nation and around the world. Without fail they take our listeners to the scene and provide reporters who detail events real-time with WGN personalities.”
A few tickets are still available for the Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards ceremony one week from tomorrow at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. The Hall is honoring Blair Garner, Mike & Dana Schuff, and Lisa Dent in the On-Air category, and Mick Anselmo, Kerby Confer, Jack Reno, Tim Roberts, and Jim Slone in the Radio category. Tickets are $130 each and can be purchased by contacting Ashley Silver at [email protected]
The NAB wants you to know that if you don't yet have your toolkit ready for the election, it has one to help you get rolling. The NAB Election Toolkit is six pages long and includes tips for you on social media, PSAs, how to drive voter registration, how to air great debates, and how to get out the vote.
The three-way agreement is between iHeartMedia Delaware, University of Delaware Athletics, and Blue Hens IMG Sports Marketing. The result is a multi-year extension of their current radio affiliation agreement with 94.7 WDSD-FM.
Beasley Media Group has hired Lance Hale as PD for WRXK/96K-ROCK in Fort Myers. He replaces Jeff Zito who moved to Tampa to program Beasley’s WBRN/98.7 NO RULES ROCK. Hale did a stint as Music Director/Assistant PD for Beasley's WJBX in Ft. Myers, so he's returning to the company.
NAB CEO Gordon Smith told Radio Ink on Monday that broadcasting's importance is only magnified during moments of national tragedy. He saluted both radio and TV stations across the country trying to make sense of the "unspeakable massacre" that took place in Orlando.
There's not much more that a streaming-only company can do, so while radio stations around the country, especially those in Orlando, put together fundraisers, roundtable discussions, and wall-to-wall news coverage about the terrorist attack in Orlando, Spotify has created a 40-song playlist called "Pulse."
The inaugural Hubbard Radio Talent Institute debuted Monday on the campus of Central Washington University in Washington State. Hubbard CEO Ginny Morris opened the 10-day teaching event, followed by Alpha Media Chairman Larry Wilson (pictured here). Twenty-one students will learn about radio from attending nearly 40 sessions on every aspect of radio.