iHeartMedia’s New U. of Delaware Deal

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.

Hale Takes Over Beasley’s K-Rock In South Florida

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.

Orlando Radio Continues To Super Serve Listeners

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.

Spotify Creates A Playlist For 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."

Hubbard Talent Institute Begins In Washington

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.
Buzz Knight 2016

The Psychology Of Coaching

(By Buzz Knight) Everyone is different. That's what makes us all special. What makes one talent tick positively can be the direct opposite from another talent. One person takes input in a meeting with the rigidity of an agenda while another may welcome a more freewheeling style. That's what makes the world go around and as coaches of talent we need to listen to and observe these nuances.

Bubba And Nielsen Will Try Mediation

You would think settling this fight in mediation would be a long shot, but both sides are set to give it a try next month. Both Nielsen and Todd Clem have already agreed, in court filings, that a settlement is unlikely. Nielsen accuses Clem of ratings tampering by contacting PPM panelists, and is asking Clem for $1 million in damages. The mediation session will take place July 5 at 1:30 in Tampa with attorney Dennis Alvarez sitting in as the mediator.

Salem Inks Atsinger Through 2019

The new employment agreement, filed with the SEC, for the Salem CEO includes a base salary of $980,000 from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017; $985,000 from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018; and $995,000 from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Atsinger will also be eligible for bonus money which will be decided by the Salem Board of Directors and the company will pay 100% of his health insurance and provide him with a vehicle.

Two New Hires For Entravision

Entravision has appointed Angela Navarrete (pictured) to Senior VP of Integrated Marketing Solutions in McAllen, Texas, and Rene Morales to SP of Integrated Marketing Solutions in Las Vegas. Both will be responsible for selling Entravision’s media and marketing solutions across the company’s television, radio, and digital properties, in their respective markets.

Alpha Host Wins Award From Hospital

It’s John Riley, co-host of The Morning Drive with John & Nancy on 93.3 The Drive (WPBG), Peoria, and the award is the Bill Houlihan Professional Award from Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

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