NAFB Visiting FCC Commissioners

The National Association of Farm broadcasters will have an opportunity to visit the FCC Monday to meet Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly. NAFB President Brian Winnekins tells Radio Ink this is a great opportunity for members to talk to the Commissioners on a wide range of topics.

New Warren Eckstein Podcast A Treat For Pet Owners

PodcastOne announced Tuesday that international pet expert Warren Eckstein is launching a new weekly podcast. With a successful 30-year career in syndicated radio, Eckstein will provide original content about pet news and tips, along with inviting celebrity guests.

iHeartMedia Promotes Steve Weed

Steve Weed has been named Senior VP of Programming for Central California. Weed has been with iHeart since 2010 and will continue as Senior VP of the Fresno market. His experience includes past programming roles in New York City, Detroit, Seattle, and St. Louis. iHeartMedia Central California includes Fresno, Bakersfield, Modesto/Stockton, and Monterey.

Murph And Mac Sign New Deal With KNBR

Cumulus-owned KNBR in San Francisco has re-signed morning radio personalities Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey, co-hosts of The Murph and Mac Show on KNBR 680 San Francisco. The show will celebrate its 10th anniversary together on KNBR this year.

CBS Promotes Cavanah In Chicago

Todd Cavanah has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio Chicago. Cavanah most recently worked at WBBM-FM, where he began as an on-air personality in 1990, before being promoted to PD in 1993. Since 2011, he has also held a dual position as PD of WJMK-FM.

Trio Promoted At Alpha Media, Greenville-New Bern

Alpha Media, Greenville-New Bern announced the appointment of three Senior Account Executives to sales management positions. Tori Ange and Paula Wood have been promoted...

Westwood One Launches “2Hours with Matt Pinfield”

New KFOG morning host and respected rock jock Matt Pinfield has been selected to host a new two-hour weeknight show, 2Hours with Matt Pinfield. The show will launch the week of May 2.

NPR Series Wins Peabody

An NPR series has won a 2015 George Foster Peabody Away. The series revealed, for the first time, that the Pentagon exposed more than 60,000 African-American and Japanese-American troops to mustard gas to look for racial differences in reactions, and that the Department of Veterans Affairs broke their promise to find and help the affected men.

Radio Will Fight For Its Space In The Car

NAB CEO Gordon Smith opened up the NAB Convention in Las Vegas, Monday, with a speech that touched on issues concerning both TV and radio. Smith said radio’s future depends on it being available on every device and making choices that support its innovations. He said radio must continue to evolve to keep the Millenials engaged. He then discussed several other issues the NAB will be working on for radio.

The Best Ideas Come From The Local Markets

Culture changes and better communication were some of the topics discussed by three of radio's group heads at an NAB panel Monday, moderated by RAB President and CEO Erica Farber. The panel seemed to agree that the best ideas at a successful company come from the local people in the local markets.

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