Scripps Radio Tulsa has hired Steve Hunter as the new operations manager for the station cluster, including KVOO, KHTT, KXBL, KBEZ, and KFAQ, effective immediately. Hunter spent the past 22 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the operations manager for Cox Media Group.
Our story of the passing of syndicated radio host Dr. Joy Browne yesterday was one of our biggest page visits of all time. We also received many comments from the industry - and her listeners - about how loved she was. Her sister, who was on the phone with Joy at the time she passed away, also sent along this message to us...
He's been a regular on Radio Ink's Best Country PD in America list. In fact, in 2016 he was number three, and in nominating Kapugi CBS Corporate wrote: "Jeff is the consummate pro. He is a five-tool player who excels at all levels of the Program Director’s responsibilities."
Radio station managers who receive letters from attorneys alleging they've used pictures on their website they have no right to, might want to tune in to the NAB's latest podcast. It's called "Navigating Photo Copyright Law: Protecting Your Station from a Lawsuit." NAB Senior VP Corporate Counsel Bart Stringham discusses the issue with Crowell and Moring Partner David Ervin. Listen HERE.
NBC Sports Radio has announced the addition of a new program to its Sunday evening lineup. The Leisuremen: Pabst & Perloff kicks off this Sunday, April 24, 2016, and features popular Dan Patrick Show personalities/producers Paul Pabst and Andrew Perloff.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America has launched its 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign. Over the past year, the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed more than $800,000 in aid, including nearly $100,000 in one-time emergency grants to broadcasters who were affected by the Louisiana floods.
Andy Bloom's article about Howard Stern Monday quickly became one of Radio Ink's most read stories of the year. That may have been because Stern mentioned it on his SiriusXM show Monday, according to one of our readers (see below), or the fact that any time Howard Stern is the subject of an article, everyone wants to know what it's about. So, in case you missed it, here's another look at Bloom's detailed article about his old friend.
That's according to the latest Nielsen "State of The Media" report released Thursday. According to Nielsen, radio now reaches more Americans every week than any other platform, and that includes nearly every demo. Who says young adults are no longer listening to the radio? Nielsen says 93% of adult consumers over the age of 18 use radio on a weekly basis. Let's take a closer look at the numbers.
Friends of 88.5 FM, a nonprofit community organization formed to preserve local National Public Radio affiliate KPLU, announced the official and final closing of the sale of KPLU. The new, community-owned station is 88.5 KNKX.
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