Alpha Media is selling five Kansas stations to Rocking M Media. The five stations are in Salina, Abilene and Manhattan Kansas. The stations are; KSAL-AM 1150; KSAL-FM 104.9; KABI-AM 1560; KYEZ-FM 93.7 and KBLS-FM 102.5. No price was announced.
The veteran jock and TV personality will be honored by the Museum of North Texas, which is making him its second North Texas Legend, reports the Times Record News.
The streaming music service now allows users to send songs to their friends via Apple's iMessage. According to The Verge the person receiving the text message will have 30 seconds to preview the song and has the option to start a station based on that song. The new feature is now available to download from the iMessage App Store for all Pandora users.
Cumulus owned 95.5 WPLJ in New York has re-signed long-running on-air host Race Taylor to a multi-year contract extension. Taylor has been part of the 95.5 PLJ on-air team since October 1999.
Dan Seeman is the Vice President and Market Manager for Hubbard Radio in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. He oversees KS95, myTalk 107.1, 1500 ESPN, and the 24-station Hubbard Radio Network. Seeman has led radio stations to four NAB Crystal Awards, multiple Marconi awards, a Service To America Award, and six AWRT Gracie Awards for community service. Here's why...
(A Message from Deborah Parenti, Publisher of Radio Ink) You’ve probably noticed that the U.S. economy, radio, media, and the world are in tremendous turmoil right now and that the future is uncertain. You’ve seen the headlines, and you recognize the broader implications.
In part two of our interview with retiring conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes we asked him a host of questions about the radio industry. Having been wildly successful at WTMJ in Milwaukee for over two decades, surely he has some advice for younger broadcasters looking to make a name for themselves. We also asked him which talk show hosts he respected the most, how he got into radio and what the industry needs to do better to build up the farm system. Here's what he had to say.
This could happen to any radio station, in any market, at any time. As a manager, are you prepared to deal with all the issues that come up if it does happen? Twenty-nine-year-old Thomas Hill, who was arrested for drunk driving, drove right into the studio of WNRI-AM in Woonsocket, Rhode Island early Wednesday morning, causing a whole lot of chaos.
In another move to shed assets and pay down debt, Emmis has signed an agreement to sell Texas Monthly to an affiliate of private equity firm Genesis Park, a partnership founded by Paul Hobby, for $25 million. Emmis has owned Texas Monthly since 1998.
Justine Roller has been appointed General Sales Manager for Entercom's Sacramento cluster. Prior to her promotion, Roller was a Senior AE for 11 years. Roller will report to Director of Sales, Stacey Kauffman.