WHYY Launches Rocky Balboa Podcast

NPR member station WHYY (90.9 FM) in Philadelphia is launching a new podcast that takes a deep dive into a local landmark associated with Rocky Balboa. The Statue "explores a monument to the most famous Philadelphian who never lived."

SiriusXM Launches Mental Health Radio

SiriusXM is partnering with NYU Langone Health on a new radio stream focused on mental health programming. Mental Health Radio (Channel 779) is available as a 24-hour channel on SiriusXM's streaming radio service and pairs with Doctor Radio (Channel 110).

Compass to Distribute ‘A Country Gold Christmas’

Compass Media Networks will distribute "A Country Gold Christmas" to affiliates the weekend of Christmas Eve. The five-hour special will feature holiday standards, yuletide favorites, special DJ shout-outs and festive songs.

Baka Boyz to Produce New Year’s Eve Special

Nick and Eric Vidal, better known as the Baka Boyz, will host their annual year-end special "Baka Boys New Year's Eve Hip-Hop Classic Mix" the weekend of December 30. The three-hour special will be presented commercial-free.

Judiciary Committee Moves AMFA to House Floor

The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of moving the American Music Fairness Act out of Committee and onto the House floor for a full vote. The bill, if enacted into law, would require radio stations to pay artists to play their music. The Bill is not expected to be approved by the current Congress.

Saga Rejects Warshaw Offer to Buy The Company

Connoisseur CEO Jeff Warshaw wants to grow his radio company. First he made an offer to buy Cumulus but was rebuffed on two occasions. This week we learned he made a run at Saga where he was also shot down.

WGCI Donates $13,000 from Concert

iHeartMedia's Chicago hip-hop station WGCI (107.5 FM) donated more than $13,000 in proceeds from a recent concert to two elementary schools. The money was collected as part of WGCI's Big Jam 2022 concert series.

WPXY to Launch New Morning Show in January

Audacy's pop station in Rochester WPXY (97.9 FM, 98 PXY) will launch a new morning show in January with some familiar talent. The show, PXY Mornings with Moose and Breezy, will pair Phil "Moose" Musumechi and Brianna "Breezy" Sloth.
Brian Comiskey (Courtesy photo)

CTA’s Comiskey to Present at RAB Radio Works Session

The Radio Advertising Bureau's next Radio Works presentation will take place Wednesday, December 14. The presentation will feature Brian Comiskey with the Consumer Technology Association and a case study offered by Cumulus Media's Brian Schultz.

KFI Gets 27,000 Pounds of Pasta for Charity

iHeartMedia's Los Angeles news-talk station KFI (640 AM) raised more than $1.17 million and collected over 27,100 pounds of pasta and sauce during the station's 12th Annual PastaThon. The pasta, sauce and monetary donations will benefit Caterina's Club.

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