Radio Ads Fizzle in Presidential Race

Media Monitors has been keeping an eye on what the candidates have been doing in 82 major markets, and from April 1 to April 10, radio did not see much from either party. Bernie Sanders ran 1,107 spots with another 25 spots added by the National Nurses United Patient Protection. Hillary Clinton ran 346 radio spots with Donald Trump airing even fewer, only 168. Ted Cruz ran 59 commercials while the Trusted Leadership PAC added only 3 spots giving him 62 total spots.

Neighbors Skeptical About Traffic At WMAL Site

A public hearing was held on Saturday for a 328-home neighborhood in Bethesda that is home to four WMAL towers. Toll Brothers is planning to buy the land from Cumulus and build the homes. Bethesda Magazine reports 150 residents showed up for the hearing where some neighbors weren't buying the traffic projections the developers were pitching. Cumulus is hoping to bank $75 to $90 million from the land if the homes are approved and the sale goes through.

Ewell Heads To Texas For iHeart

Darci Ewell has been named Senior VP of Sales for iHeart's San Antonio and Austin region. Ewell joined iHeartMedia in Colorado Springs/Pueblo in January 2014 as VP of Sales, and most recently served as Market President.

Ian Camfield Takes Mornings On ALT In Arizona

Earlier in his career, Camfield worked for CBS Radio in New York as K-Rock’s afternoon drive host. He then returned to the UK to host mornings on Xfm. He has also hosted shows for VH-1 and MTV2.

Burger King, USDOT Big Movers This Week

That according to the weekly Media Monitors chart of radio advertisers. Burger King jumped back into the top three, airing 28,701 commercials on radio stations all across the country, and that was good enough for third place behind the Home Depot (82,713) and GEICO (41,428). McDonald's took the fourth spot airing 25,967, and Walgreens was fifth with 23,052. The USDOT catapulted from 39th to 7th place with 22,491.

Limbaugh’s Listeners Donate Over $3 Million

On Friday, April 8, The Rush Limbaugh Show held its 26th annual on-air Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Cure-A-Thon. Limbaugh dedicated portions of his three-hour nationally syndicated radio program to encourage listeners to join the effort to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

NASH Raises Over $14K For Flint Kids

Flint, Michigan's NASH FM 95.1 (WFBE) hosted a benefit Thursday, April 7, for Hurley Children’s Hospital and Hurley Children’s Clinic, to help kids who have been exposed to lead from the city’s water.

WTOP Adds To Trophy Case

WTOP announced it is the recipient of eight National Headliner Awards for excellence in journalism. The station won three first-place awards, four second-place, and a third-place.

Valenti Signs Long-Term Deal With CBS

CBS RADIO’s 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) announced Monday that Mike Valenti, co-host of the Valenti and Foster show has signed a long-term contract with the station.

Bratel To Run Madison For iHeartMedia

Keith Bratel is the new Market President for the iHeart's Madison market. Bratel was looking for a new gig having last worked as Director of Sales at the Milwaukee Radio Alliance from 2007 to 2016. Bratel was also the Director of Sales for Clear Channel Radio from August 1998 – September 2005.

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