Ford was hosting middays on NASH in New York and will join Blair Garner on the national stage alongside Chuck Wicks and Robin Meade. Ashley Figueroa and Erika Grace Powell are no longer with America’s Morning Show. NASH in New York is now looking for a midday talent to replace Ford.
The New York Times details how New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to get on the radio as much as possible after his ratings took a hit. It all started on WOR with an appearance on the Len Berman and Todd Schnitt show.
This is something FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has touched on before and he did it again last week a speech at the Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation. Pai said the Enforcement Bureau is no longer even accountable to FCC Commissioners.
The Detroit Free Press has a detailed story about the success of WNBY in Newberry, Michigan. The station has been on the air since the mid-60's in a little building and not much has changed. People call about lost dogs and found tools, or phone in a request to hear a song, or to report that the elementary school’s lizard got out.
The New Orleans Advocate reports that 35 year old Brian Benemy is under arrest accused of 22 counts of identity theft after police say he used copies of ID cards from radio contest winners to rack up thousands of dollars in charges.
Ryan Seacrest is bringing on Los Angeles radio personality Sisanie as co-host of his program "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," effective immediately. "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" broadcasts on L.A.'s 102.7 KIIS-FM on weekday mornings and is syndicated on 170 stations.
Diane Rehm has been on the air for nearly 30 years. She plans to retire at the conclusion of the next presidential election. “The Diane Rehm Show” is a two-hour program heard on 197 public radio stations
Triton Digital released its October ranker for online listening and according to the report, Boston showed the largest listening gain up 30.4%. Sacramento was up 20.5%, followed by Milwaukee at 20.2%.
The Wall Street Journal says Spotify is "caving in." The Spotify business model has always allowed all of its users having access to the same catalog of music. Some pay for the service ad-free. Others have to listen to ads.
They are the heritage morning show originating from Dick broadcasting’s WKRR-FM in Greensboro, NC. 2 Guys Named Chris has been heard on WKRR-FM, Rock 92 since 2000.