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Facebook Enters Local News Business

Vice President of Global News Partnerships Campbell Brown made the announcement in a blog post yesterday that Facebook will be investing $300 million in local news over the next three years. Here's what you should know...

Detroit Host Gets Baseball Job

WDFN morning show host Matt Shepard is the new voice of the Detroit Tigers. Shepard filled in for Mario Impemba last season after Impemba was suspended for an altercation with then broadcast partner Rod Allen.

Craig Retiring After Long Run

He's hosted mornings for nearly 40 years in Hartford. WTIC-FM's Gary Craig announced on the air this week he'll be retiring from radio.

Jacobs Media Hosting Podcast Webinar

Seth Ressler will host the webinar called "How to Launch a Podcast: An Introduction for Radio Stations," Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ET. Topics will include the creation process, tools needed, and how to promote. Register.

 “Mobituaries” Is No Dead Zone

Ready for something (more than a bit) different? CBS News and Simon & Schuster have joined forces for a podcast/book project by popular CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, humorist, and history buff Mo Rocca.

Divello Promoted By Cumulus

Paula Divello is now running Cumulus' four-station cluster in Abilene after her promotion to Market Manager. Divello will make the move to Abilene from Shreveport where she was D.O.S. She replaces Jeff Lyon who left Cumulus late last year.

Here’s What Westwood One Discovered

Westwood One's Pierre Bouvard is out with another blog touting the power of radio. This time Bouvard says that, with television audiences declining and rampant fraud in the digital space, consumer packaged goods brands are rediscovering radio as a way to reach new customers.

Cody Alan Celebrate’s 5 Years At After MidNite”

Award-winning CMT host and radio personality Cody Alan celebrated his five-year anniversary as host of CMT After MidNite. Alan took over the program in January 2014.

Changes For Yavapai After Ops Manager Dies

Yavapai Broadcasting, an independent broadcasting company with studios in Cottonwood, Flagstaff, and Prescott Valley, Arizona, has announced several staff changes following the death of Operations Manager Rich Malone.

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