KXTE Launches Local Morning Show

CBS Radio's Las Vegas alternative rocker KXTE X107.5 has launched a new local morning show. Operations Manager JB King said, “We are very excited for the debut of Marco & Jeetz. After an exhaustive search all across the country to find the right personalities for our new morning show, we believe that Marco & Jeetz are exactly what the X107.5 listeners have been asking for.” (Pictured left to right: Marco, Jeetz, Show Producer Ransom)

KKFN Adds Former Bronco To Lineup

Bonneville's Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) in Denver has hired Brandon Stokley who will be joining Sandy Clough to host Sandy and Stokley, weekdays from 12-3 p.m. beginning Monday. A 15-year NFL veteran and two-time Super Bowl champion, Stokley was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 1999. He played for five different teams, including twice with the Denver Broncos, Colts, and Ravens.

CMG Dumps Alternative For Hispanic In Orlando

The popularity of Hispanic-focused radio continues to grow and the field in Orlando just became more crowded. The new station, on a translator, launched by Cox Media Group Orlando, Monday, is called "107.3 Solo Éxitos," targeting Hispanic adults 25-54

It’s Five Weeks In A Row For Walgreens

The total spot count for Walgreens was down 7,000 according to Media Monitors, however 50,129 commercials run on stations across the country was more than enough to beat out number two GEICO (39,479) last week. Burger King dropped to third from second (28,645), Auto Zone was fourth (28,455), and Jackson Hewitt fifth (27,354). Rounding out the top 10 were McDonalds, The Home Depot, Metro PCS, Quicken Loans, and Macy's.

Foundation Leadership Awards Announced

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced the 2016 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards which will be presented at the Foundation’s annual breakfast Wednesday, April 20, in Las Vegas during the NAB Show. The awards are in recognition of career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at large, and are named in honor of broadcaster Ward L. Quaal. Here are the 2016 winners...

Progressives Want A Radio Voice In Milwaukee

Understanding how powerful radio is, especially during elections, a group of progressives who say their voices are not being heard on local radio are hoping to purchase their own radio station. At the same time they plan to monitor conservative talkers who they say are dividing their community. According to The Journal-Sentinel in Milwaukee, the effort is led by a group called Citizen Action of Wisconsin and they are not happy that conservatives rule the Milwaukee airwaves.

Advertisers To Spend $35 Million In Podcasts

That's according to a piece in The Wall Street Journal and that's compared to $18 Billion being spent on radio and $67 Billion in TV. While $35 Million will represent a 2% increase over last year, the article points out there are still a lot of hurdles to purchasing advertising in this new form of audio listening.

Nielsen Wins Latest Round Against Bubba

Todd Clem (Bubba The Love Sponge) has 14 days to answer the lawsuit filed against him by Nielsen after a judge denied his motion to dismiss his ratings tampering case. In his decision, U.S. District Judge James Whitmore wrote that Clem's request to dismiss Nielsen's request for punitive damages will not be dismissed, "because the complaint adequately states a claim that is alleged to be based on willful, wanton and malicious conduct. The complaint also adequately alleges loss of control of reputation, loss of trade and loss of goodwill, which are recognized grounds for irreparable injury."

The 2016 Medallas de Cortez Finalists

Radio Ink is pleased to announce this year's finalists for the prestigious Medallas de Cortez, the only awards dedicated to honoring the very best in Hispanic radio. The Medallas de Cortez awards are named in honor of Raoul Cortez, founder of the first Spanish-language radio station in the United States, KCOR/San Antonio, in 1946. Raoul Cortez was a visionary for his time and a legend for all times in the annals of Hispanic radio.

Sales Crisis: Danger Or Opportunity?

(By Wayne Ens) In science, for every force, there is a counterforce, and for every negative, there is a positive. These principles also hold true in sales and economics. While some resource-dependent markets may be experiencing weakness caused by low oil prices, other markets are benefiting from the increased consumer spending generated by lower prices at the gas pumps.

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