Access1 Sells WWRL-AM New York

The buyer is NJ Broadcasting, owned by Dr. Shukla, a pediatric physician, who also owns, 7 Days Pediatrics, located in Edison, New Jersey. Shukla is now operating the station under an LMA. The station will provide programming for the South Asian Community and it will be called “Radio Zindagi."

“Country Dashboard” Now Available

Country Dashboard is a new product that delivers information and audio about country music artists and the country music scene in real time. The product is a collaboration between by KMG Networks, Harris Media (the producer of Control Room Pro), AdLarge Media, and Lon Helton's Country Aircheck.

Google Honors Cox For Customer Satisfaction

CMG placed second for the 2015 Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Award for Highest Customer Satisfaction. CMG Director of Digital Solutions Jesse McCambridge (pictured) said, “Cox Media Group continues to be the go-to, trusted marketing experts by our advertising customers, and our digital solutions are delivering ROI and results for our clients."

Changes At Entercom’s STAR In Atlanta

In March, longtime Atlanta radio personality and stand-up comedian Jeff Dauler (pictured) will launch a new morning show on WSTR-FM. The station is conducting a search for a co-host. Current afternoon host Mike Marino will be a part of the new show. STAR 94’s current morning show, Drex, Cassiday and Tingle, will move to afternoons.


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Streaming Pioneer Closes Down

They say nothing lasts forever and that turns out to be true for streaming pioneer Live 365 which launched way back in 1999 and shut down Sunday. Here's the note posted to the website...

Listeners Help Save KPLU

The presidents of Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington mutually decided to allow a community group to make an offer for KPLU. They made this decision after a strong request by KPLU’s Community Advisory Council and an outpouring of listener concern over the proposed sale of the station to KUOW, which is owned by UW. And KPLU listeners are coming through in a big way...

Stewart Padveen Appointed President Of The Blaze

Of course The Blaze is Glenn Beck's website, TV network, and digital radio network. Last June, Kraig Kitchen was appointed CEO and he tells Radio Ink that Padveen took over last week.

Smiley Helping Flint With Water Problem

Today, in association with local affiliate WOWE 98.9 JAMZ, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is inviting the community of Flint to come out and receive a case of water at a local Lowe’s. On Monday, cast members Jeff Johnson and Juicy will be on-site at Lowe’s distributing water with 98.9 JAMZ personalities.

Great Audio Makes Dollars & Sense

(by Dick Kalt) Over the years, the radio industry has gone through challenging times, surviving the increase in media fractionalization with every new generation. Yet, for all the challenges facing broadcasters, local radio still plays a significant role in the daily lives of virtually everybody in our society.

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