Who’s Heading Into The Country Radio Hall of Fame?

This year’s class of Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees are Blair Garner, Mike & Dana Schuff (pictured), and Lisa Dent in the On-Air category, and Mick Anselmo, Kerby Confer, Jack Reno, Tim Roberts and Jim Slone in the Radio category. Luke Bryan will be on-hand to recognize the inductees during the CRS 2016 opening ceremonies

The Nielsen Case Against Bubba Rolls On

We're used to quietly hearing about a settlement between Nielsen and radio companies when a lawsuit is filed and radio's "currency" has been challenged. Not in the case against Bubba The Love Sponge.

Second Translator Auction Underway

Ronald Unkefer at First Ventures tells Radio Ink his second auction for FM translators at FMTranslatorAuction.com began yesterday and there are about a dozen new listings. Prices have been reduced on several of the FM translators and bidding has been made easier. The auction ends at 3 p.m. CST Wednesday. Minimum bids are now as low as $22,500 each. “Buy Now” prices are also available.

Will Someone Buy Pandora in 2016?

That's what SunTrust Robinson Humphrey analyst Robert Peck speculated in Investors Business Daily Monday as SunTrust lowered its rating on Pandora stock to neutral from buy and lowered its price target on Pandora stock to 15 from 18. It was Pandora's second price-target cut and rating downgrade in less than two weeks.

Burger King, Staples Big Movers

On the Media Monitors weekly radio ad chart, Burger King jumped all the way up to the fourth spot by airing 31,202 commercials on radio stations across the country. The restaurant chain wasn't even in the top 100 on the chart last week.

NAB Invests In Analytics Startup

The technology division (NAB Labs) of the National Association of Broadcasters has invested in a Baltimore company called Yet Analytics. Yet Analytics provides platforms for the multi-source collection and analysis of human and machine performance data within Fortune 500 companies and other large organizations.

Salem Gets New Miami GM

Jim Glogowski is the new Vice President and General Manager for Salem's Miami cluster (WKAT 1360 AM/WZAB 880 AM/WHIM 1080 AM). Glogowski succeeds Felix Perez who resigned at the end of 2015.

Foxx To Program NASH New York

John Foxx is the new PD for Cumulus' NASH-FM in New York City. Foxx takes Program Director reins at NASH after serving as PD WPLJ since 2012. Prior to that, he was Program Director and on-air host at Cumulus station i93 in Dallas.

Attwood Replaces Calhoun At Nielsen

James Attwood (pictured) has been named non-executive chairman of its board. He replaces former Nielsen CEO David Calhoun who was executive chairman since 2014. Attwood is managing director and head of the global telecommunications and media group at private equity firm The Carlyle Group.

Shane Takes KTI Afternoons

Scripps owned KTI Country in Milwaukee has hired Shane to host Afternoon Drive. He joins the New Country station from CBS Radio’s Amp 101.9 (WJHM) Orlando, where he hosted nights.

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