And they are certainly far less contentious than the current presidential election. Here are the radio board members that will begin their time serving in June and continue for two years.
ESPN Audio will offer its first long-form podcasts called “Dunkumentaries.” The new audio offering is a five-part series focusing on the basketball shot by examining its "history, memorable moments, impact and future." All five episodes will be published tomorrow and range in length from 12 to 20 minutes. Get more information on the Podcasts HERE.
CBS Radio's WBBM in Chicago reports that 60-year old Dave Mitchell died after a crash Sunday morning in Merrillville, Indiana. Mitchell has been a member of the WBBM team since 1992, working as a traffic reporter at the Sears Skydeck during both drivetimes, as a reporter/anchor, and even a stint as weekend sports reporter. He also contributed to Newsradio’s coverage of the Chicago Air and Water Show every year. Mitchell leaves behind a wife and four children.
(By Eric Rhoads) Years ago, watching protests in the streets, it became clear to me that immigration was going to become one of the biggest issues in America. It was clear that the demographics of America were changing, and that the Hispanic population in America was booming. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that this growth should bring good times for Hispanic-formatted radio stations.
(Loyd Ford) My 15-year-old complains all the time if a movie or TV show comes on and doesn’t immediately begin. In other words, he doesn’t want to see the credits, hear a theme song, or see some visuals. He wants the baby. Right away.
Abby Snyder has joined Adams Radio Group and will served as the corporate business manager in charge of Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Human Resources. Adams owns and operates radio stations in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Suburban Chicago/Northwest Indiana, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Salisbury-Ocean City, Maryland.
Alpha Media Louisville, KY, announced that Al Payne has been named Program Director for Old School 105.1 (WGHL), Urban B-96.5 (WGZB), and Urban A/C Magic 101.3 (WMJM). Payne's career has seen him working in several major cities, including Dallas, Detroit, Washington D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.
AdLarge Media has reorganized its digital audio team. Jay Green will continue to lead AdLarge’s digital audio content portfolio as VP of Digital Content Partnerships, reporting to AdLarge Co-Founders and Co-Chief Executive Officers Gary Schonfeld and Cathy Csukas.
About the wholesale changes and firings at KGO in San Francisco, Vice President/Market Manager Justin Wittmayer told his staff the company has set in motion new programming strategies for both KGO and KFOG. He says it will better meet the needs and demands of listeners, advertisers and the community
Sports Talk 790 AM The Ticket (WAXY-AM, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL) announced that Amber Wilson joins Jonathan Zaslow and Brett Romberg as co-host of the morning show, Zaslow & Romberg, which airs weekdays from 5:30-9:00 a.m. ET.