Pandora Inks Deal With Music Reports

Pandora has announced a partnership with Music Reports, which is a platform to manage mechanical licensing and royalty administration. Pandora will use Music Reports for its upcoming interactive streaming service.

NPR Reporter Killed in Afghanistan

According to the NPR website, photojournalist David Gilkey (pictured) was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday along with NPR's Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.

Toledo Morning Man Receives Special Award

The Toledo Blade has the details about WKKO's Harvey Steele who, dying from liver failure 19 years ago, received a second chance at life with a liver transplant. Today Steele will be awarded the National Donor Memorial Award for Excellence.

5 Questions For Joey Cohn

Last month it was announced that "The Friends of KPLU," after only five months, raised the $7 million which enabled the 501(c)(3) to purchase the license of the Seattle station from Pacific Lutheran University. That prevented the station from being sold to the University of Washington. Joey Cohn is the GM of the station and one of the many hard-working "Friends" that made this happen.

Have You Checked Your Reach Lately?

(By Bob McCurdy) While soliciting broadcast clients at Katz years ago, we used a simple diagram to highlight the importance of having a larger sales staff than whichever Interep company we happened to be targeting. Our motto was, “God is on the side of the larger army.” The point we stressed was that even if our salespeople weren’t better than Interep’s, all else being equal in terms of work ethic, training, pre-selling efforts, and closing ratio, our larger sales staff would produce better results.

Garabo Shows Kindness To Kids With Cancer

Drew Garabo, afternoon drive host on 102.5 The Bone (WHPT 102.5 FM) in Tampa Bay, threw a party for a group of amazing kids on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bone Studios. Garabo decided to fill the void left by former fellow radio personality Jayde Donovan by awarding an iPad to 12 very special young children battling childhood cancer.

Ali On Leadership

(By Buzz Knight) We lost one of the most incredible individuals in our lifetime with the passing of the great Muhammad Ali. A true giant. A man who taught us through his actions, flair, and words that sometimes things need to be shaken up.

FCC To Demo New Online Public Inspection File

On Monday June 13, the FCC will host a demo of the expanded Online Public Inspection File, which replaces the current broadcast public inspection file process. The FCC will exhibit the interface to be used by radio and TV to file documents in the online public file database. The demo will detail the design, layout, and content of the site, how to upload files, and the new application interface. Get more details HERE.

Lacy Neff Dead At 49

He was a radio legend in West Virginia. Lacy Neff, the former longtime air personality and PD for WVAQ-FM in Morgantown, has died at a Boston hospital. Neff had been in the hospital since November 2013 after being diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease that builds up abnormal proteins in vital organs. The proteins were attacking his heart.

WDVE Executes Killer Promotional Idea

An 8-foot fiberglass shark hangs from a crane near iHeartMedia's WDVE building. The Pittsburgh rock station is showing its support for the Pittsburgh Penguins who are in the Stanley Cup finals. The shark, hanging from its neck, includes a sign that reads: "Let’s Go Pens, Kill The Sharks.”

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