Dan Tops 300 Affiliates  

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Cumulus says The Dan Bongino Show now has over 300 affiliates after just two months on the air. The former Secret Service agent also hosts a popular podcast and is seen regularly on Fox News.

iHeart Podcasts Top List

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The Media Monitors Podcast Listener survey shows a strong Q2 for iHeartMedia. 17 of its podcasts ranked in the top 200, putting the publisher in the number one slot.

Host Phil Valentine Hospitalized With COVID

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WTN Nashville talker Phil Valentine is fighting for his life. Valentine is in very serious condition with COVID Pneumonia after testing positive July 11th. Here's a statement released by his family...

iHeart Market President Pens Sales Book

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The book is called Ace It! from iHeart New York Market President Bernie Weiss who started with iHeart as an AE in 2004. Weiss was also SVP of Sales for iHeart in New York. CEO Bob Pittman writes the foreword in the book which comes out September 7.

Davis Leaving iHeart End of Year

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In an internal memo to iHeartMedia employees, CEO Bob Pittman announced that Darren Davis, Chief Operating Officer of iHeart's Digital Audio Group, is leaving the company at the end of the year. Davis has been on Radio Ink's 40 Most Powerful People in Radio for the last 7 years.

More Support For LRFA

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Ten members of the House of Representatives and four Senators have added their support to The Local Radio Freedom Act. The legislation signals members of Congress's opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay. 

WLS Bill Cameron Retiring

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After a 51 year career, the 'Dean' of Chicago political reporters, Bill Cameron has announced his retirement. His last day on 890 WLS-AM will be August 20; his 21st anniversary on the station.

NAB Backs Journalism Sustainability Act

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The Local Journalism Sustainability Act has been introduced in the Senate. Among the provisions; a five-year tax credit that incentivizes small businesses to advertise with local radio and television stations and local newspapers.

Surviving the Pandemic

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(By Mike McVay) The work world has been slowly returning to normal, and despite many businesses continuing to Work from Home, we’re seeing listening levels start to improve.

Reassessing The “I Can’t” Radio File

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(By Loyd Ford) I just thought I’d share some things I hear and give them a little twist. These are from my “I can’t” file.


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