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.

CJBX Launches New Morning Show

Bell Media's London-based country music station CJBX (92.7 FM, Pure Country 93) has revealed a new morning show that will be hosted by Leeanne Whitehouse and T.J. O'Halloran. Pure Mornings with Leeanne and T.J. will start on December 12.

Lada Elected Chairman of Saga Board of Directors

Saga announced Wednesday that Warren Lada has been elected Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Lada has been a board member since 2018. He served as COO from March 2016 to June 2018 and, more recently, as Interim President and CEO following the death of CEO Ed Christian.

TuneIn Adds Fox Weather Simulcast

Streaming audio platform TuneIn has expanded its partnership with Fox News Audio to include a new audio simulcast of the Fox Weather channel. The multi-year deal will allow TuneIn streamers to access Fox's 24-hour weather network, which launched in October 2021.

Big Vote in Congress Today

A group of over 40 musicians have signed a letter to lawmakers urging the passage of the American Music Fairness Act, a proposed law that would tax radio to play their music. The letter comes as the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to refer the American Music Fairness Act to the full House chamber.

WMAL Raises $405,000 for Fisher House

Cumulus Media's D.C.-area talk station WMAL (105.9 FM) raised more than $405,000 during its Operation Fisher House radiothon. The charity campaign started December 1 and went over the course of two days.

Sherman Winfield to Judge Radio Mercury Awards

The Radio Mercury Awards says Sherman Winfield, the executive director of marketing and communications firm VMLY&R, will be the lead judge for its 2023 competition. Award categories for the 32nd annual competition will be announced in January.

Travis Daily Hired by Cumulus for KUBL

Cumulus has hired Travis Daily to serve as its program director for Salt Lake City-area country station KUBL (93.3 FM, The Bull). Daily comes to Cumulus from Beasley Media Group's Tampa stations, where he worked as operations manager.

DJ Pup Dawg Promoted to PD in Boston

iHeartMedia says it has promoted DJ Pup Dawg to the position of program director at its Boston-based hip-hop station WJMN (94.5 FM, Jam'n). DJ Pup Dawg has spent his entire radio career with iHeartMedia, starting in Los Angeles before moving to WJMN in 2002.
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Granger Smith to Host Christmas Special

Premiere Networks says country radio stations will be given access to a new holiday special hosted by musician and radio host Granger Smith. The program is available to Premiere affiliates across the country over the holiday season through early January.

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