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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Last update: Jun 8 at 8:18 AM (PT)
NASA's View Of Florence From Space
Residents of NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, and VIRGINIA are preparing for HURRICANE FLORENCE. According to THE WEATHER CHANNEL, FLORENCE "will lash the CAROLINAS beginning late THURSDAY as an intense Category 4 hurricane with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds, and massive inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on record for this part of the EAST COAST."
As of this morning (9/11), a hurricane watch and storm surge watch were issued for the ... more »
The Classic Hits format enjoyed the largest boost in audience during the summer months compared with the start of the year, earning NIELSEN's honor of "FORMAT OF THE SUMMER." The format also earned the honors in both 2014 and 2015, while Classic Rock won in 2016 and 2017.
Summer 2018 was unique, because the movement among these major formats during JUNE, JULY, and AUGUST was smaller than in years past. Only a few tenths of an average quarter-hour (AQH) share point made the difference this summer for Classic Hits, Classic Rock, and Urban Contemporary, which were the three formats that grew their listening the ... more »
WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 Early Bird Registrations are coming in, and we are rolling out the names of some spectacular speakers! Don't miss WWRS 2019! Add it to your travel plans, now! Lock in the dates for WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019 moving to the beautiful and newly-remodeled CASTAWAY in BURBANK, CA -- The Media Capital Of The World -- presented by ALL ACCESS and A&R WORLDWIDE. It's our 9th annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT -- and you won't want to miss it -– MARCH 27, 28, 29.
WWRS 2019 is proud to bring back the most talked about cornerstone event each year! TECHSURVEY 2019 -- Media, Technology, & Disruption: Where Radio Is Headed happens THURSDAY, MARCH 28th. JACOBS MEDIA President FRED JACOBS mashes up his company’s research with his annual visit to CES to present a lean-forward look at radio’s future. Fred will review some of the key findings from TECHSURVEY 2019, as well as lay out some of the key trends and technologies shaping the radio broadcasting industry. It’s a must-see, must-attend presentation, exclusively at WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2019. more »
AEG Presents Expands Its Global Touring Operations, Gary Gersh To Oversee AEG Global Touring And Talent
AEG PRESENTS is expanding its touring operations under the leadership of industry vet GARY GERSH. GERSH, who has been promoted to Pres. AEG PRESENTS GLOBAL TOURING AND TALENT, will oversee all aspects of AEG Presents’ worldwide touring operations and talent relations.
The company also announced that veteran industry exec RICH SCHAEFER will be joining the new Global Touring division as SVP/Global Touring and RICH HOLTZMAN would be joining as SVP/Artist Development and ... more »
The FCC database was empty of new station transactions TUESDAY morning (9/11). In the filings that made it to the Commission, CENTRAL FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC. has applied for an STA to operate W245AZ/LEESBURG, FL to reflect a lower antenna height at the new location previously authorized in a construction permit; the STA will also allow the translator to get back on the air before its Silent STA expires.
SANTA MARIA VALLEY MEDIA MINISTRY has requested a Silent ... more »
Favre (Photo: SiriusXM)
BRETT FAVRE is returning to SIRIUSXM NFL RADIO to host a weekly show, joining co-host BRUCE MURRAY for a second season beginning TODAY (9/11) and airing TUESDAYS 11a-noon (ET) during the NFL season. FAVRE hosted a show during the 2016 season.
“My rookie season on SIRIUSXM NFL RADIO was a lot of fun,” said the former GREEN BAY PACKERS, NEW YORK JETS, and MINNESOTA VIKINGS quarterback. “Our show allows me to cover the entire league, and share my thoughts on what I see from the players and coaches each week. I also enjoyed the experience of being the one conducting the interview, after being on the other side of it for all those years. I am excited to do it again this year.”
iHEARTRADIO Classic Hits KGOR/OMAHA morning man TIM SHERIDAN exits after 2 1/2 years of wakeup duty. SHERIDAN first joined the cluster in JULY 2012, as morning news anchor for News-Talk KFAB and KGOR.
SHERIDAN told ALL ACCESS, "Will voicetrack for food!"
You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 499-2363.
Christopher The Minister Back On The Radio
BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP's Active Rock WRAT (THE RAT)/MONMOUTH-OCEAN, NJ has added industry veteran and former SIRIUS/XM DJ/programmer CHRISTOPHER THE MINISTER for part-time weekends and fill-in.
CHRISTOPHER has spent the last 10 years doing executive A&R, producing records and music for film and TV, and most recently worked with guitarist/songwriter DANIEL ASH (LOVE AND ROCKETS).
CHRISTOPHER said, "I'm honored to be part of an amazing station and working ... more »
FOX SPORTS RADIO is making changes, with two shows posting farewell messages on social media and on the air.
"STEVE GORMAN SPORTS!" hosts STEVE GORMAN, the BLACK CROWES drummer, and brother JEFFREY told listeners FRIDAY (9/7) that the show is leaving the network after 4-1/2 years, with the hosts deciding to work on other content but insisting that "we'll be back on radio soon enough." STEVE GORMAN said that the move "has been in the works for some time... we walk away from FOX SPORTS RADIO with nothing but love and gratitude."
Also leaving the network is JOHN "JT THE BRICK" TOURNOUR, who tweeted his farewell on FRIDAY as well. JT had been on FSR since 2001.
DAN BEYER and EPHRAIM SALAAM hosted in GORMAN's slot and weekend hosts JONAS KNOX and BRADY QUINN filled in for JT's former 8-11p (ET) show on MONDAY (9/10). more »
Coming To Waco
EDWARDS MEDIA will take K231CG/WACO, TX to a Sports format on OCTOBER 1st as CBS SPORTS RADIO CENTRAL TEXAS, reports the WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD. The station, which has been silent and lists Urban KWBT (94.5 THE BEAT)/WACO as its primary signal, will air two local shows in the morning, with GM RICH RICHARDSON hosting "GO BIG OR GO HOME" 6-9a (CT) and LARK SMITH hosting "ORDER IN THE COURT" 9-11a. The remainder of the schedule will come from CBS SPORTS RADIO, ... more »
SUPER RADIO USA, the streaming radio app, has named veteran media sales executive MARSH WALZER as SVP Revenue. WALZER most recently served as National AE at the MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE and has worked at iHEARTMEDIA, CUMULUS/CITADEL, ENTERCOM, HUBBARD, BRING ME THE NEWS, TITAN, and others in the MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL market. "MARSH has been our top choice all along for this important position," said Founder/CEO DICK ERVASTI. "His extraordinary skillset including station startups, format flips, and digital special projects will help put SUPER RADIO's unique zero-risk multi-platform custom advertising model directly in ... more »
As ALL ACCESS first reported last TUESDAY (9/11), label vet BRAD HOWELL is now part of the COLD RIVER RECORDS promotion team, handling TEXAS and various other markets, according to COLD RIVER SVP JOHN ETTINGER. "We are very excited to have BRAD join this team," commented ETTINGER. "He’s so well respected by radio and is an executive with a history of tremendous success in launching and shepherding young stars."
HOWELL most recently served as Dir./SOUTHWEST ... more »
NPR will try out two new approaches to fundraising under a resolution passed by its board last week, reports CURRENT.
The two experimental initiatives include one at the end of 2018 using the network's digital platforms to raise funds for an NPR-managed "Public Radio Fund," and another in 2019 soliciting donations on NPR podcasts. Information on donors collected in the initiatives will be used only for "research, stewardship and other purposes,” according to the resolution as cited by CURRENT. The resolution is based on the 2017 NPR Station Compact, which sought to find ways for NPR and member stations to work together on journalism, fundraising, and development of digital platforms.
The NAB and RAB's RADIO SHOW 2018's Radio Luncheon on SEPTEMBER 26th will feature a keynote discussion of the economy by CBS NEWS Chief WHITE HOUSE Correspondent and "THE TAKEOUT" podcast host MAJOR GARRETT and business analyst and "JILL ON MONEY" host JILL SCHLESINGER.
GARRETT and SCHLESINGER join the previously announced National Radio Award presentation to JOHN DAVID and a performance by Country artist LANCE CARPENTER at the luncheon.
MUSEXPO will showcase an exclusive interactive synch presence from NBCUNIVERSAL at MUSEXPO CREATIVE SUMMIT 2019, MARCH 24-27, 2019 in BURBANK, CA.
NBCUNIVERSAL creative team members team, including Television SVP/Music Creative/Head Of West Coast Music Operations ALICEN CATRON SCHNEIDER, UNIVERSAL PICTURES SVP/Music Publishing ERIC POLIN and Music Supervisors CHARLIE HAGGARD, EDDIE CHAVEZ, REBECCA RIENKS and STACY WALLEN-MCCARTHY, among others, will offer an insightful look into the music engagement behind some of their favorite TV shows, on-air promos, sports programs, on-demand and more. In addition, there will be an ... more »
THE LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION (LLF) will celebrate its 27th Anniversary with the 22nd Awards Show and dinner at the TAGLYAN CULTURAL COMPLEX in LOS ANGELES. The benefit will take place on FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th and start at 6:30p (PT).
COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS syndicated DEDE IN THE MORNINGS/KKDA (K104)/DALLAS personality DEDE MCGUIRE will host the evening. KENNY LATTIMORE will provide the entertainment.
FOUNDATION Chairman DAVID LINTON said, “On behalf of the Board ... more »
SPOTIFY has signed up for NIELSEN's "NIELSEN BRAND EFFECT" multi-platform measurement tool, an expansion of the parties' existing deal which has included NIELSEN Digital Ad Ratings and other products.
"Advertisers of all sizes come to SPOTIFY to connect with consumers in an environment that millions worldwide love and trust," said SPOTIFY Global Head/Advertising BRIAN BENEDIK. "As our advertising platform matures, we've set out to prove that ... more »
ADFORM is now integrating TRITON DIGITAL's a2x programmatic system into its own DSP, allowing buyers using ADFORM to access digital audio advertising buys in single transactions with video and display ad offerings.
“We remain committed to providing our advertisers with innovative ways to connect with their target audience across a range of devices, including desktop, mobile devices, and smart speakers, and our integration with TRITON DIGITAL’s a2x strengthens that ... more »
Former Secretary of State JOHN KERRY is making the interview rounds in support of his book "EVERY DAY IS EXTRA," and one of the shows he'll be visiting is FOX NEWS RADIO's "BENSON & HARF," where KERRY will be reunited with his former Senior Adviser for Strategic Communications MARIE HARF, co-host of the show with GUY BENSON. KERRY's appearance will take place TONIGHT (9/11).
KERRY isn't the only one in the FOX NEWS RADIO building who has a book to sell; FOX NEWS Digital Editor and "I'LL TELL YOU WHAT" weekend show and podcast host CHRIS STIREWALT's "EVERY MAN A KING: A SHORT, COLORFUL HISTORY OF AMERICAN POPULISTS" has been released TODAY.
A special edition of the RAIN SUMMIT is coming to TORONTO on OCTOBER 10th, in partnership with TPX (THE PODCAST EXCHANGE) and sponsored by TARGETSPOT. The half-day program at the GLENN GOULD STUDIO will cover podcasting, streaming audio, monetization and more, including AUDIENCE INSIGHTS INC.'s JEFF VIDLER and TPX's JEFF ULSTER unveiling data from the 2018 edition of the Canadian Podcast Listener survey. Other speakers will include NEWCAP's STEVE JONES, the CBC's ... more »
CUMULUS Alternative WKQX/CHICAGO and CHURCH STREET BREWING COMPANY have partnered to launch Q STREET, an alternative India Pale Ale. Now available in select brewpubs, bars and shops across the Chicagoland area, a portion of the proceeds from Q STREET beer go directly to the AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION.
“We are so excited to be collaborating with 101WKQX to create Q STREET BEER, Alternative IPA!" CHURCH STREET BREWING Owner LISA GREGOR said. " It ... more »
SCRIPPS is rebranding its podcast operations to make its STITCHER brand the primary brand and parent to podcast sales organization MIDROLL MEDIA and the EARWOLF podcast network. While the branding has been reorganized, the structure of business operations is not changing; a new logo has been introduced for STITCHER. STITCHER CEO ERIK DIEHN said, "Our combined brands and companies -- MIDROLL, EARWOLF and STITCHER -- were all individually early pioneers and leaders in ... more »
Former RED ZEBRA (now URBAN ONE) Sports WTEM-A (THE TEAM 980)/WASHINGTON morning co-host KEVIN SHEEHAN has launched a daily podcast, "THE KEVIN SHEEHAN SHOW."
SHEEHAN will be joined by one of his former WTEM co-hosts, THOM LOVERRO, for a revived version of their "SPORTS FIX" show on TUESDAYs and THURSDAYs, and ESPN's SCOTT VAN PELT will guest on THURSDAYs; SHEEHAN, in a blog post about the new show, said that he has "no idea" if his most recent co-host, former WASHINGTON REDSKIN CHRIS COOLEY, will be on the podcast "but we both would like that to happen if it can."
The podcast debuted FRIDAY (9/7) with a revival of SHEEHAN's "Smell Test" football picks after a trailer posted last THURSDAY.
PREMIERE NETWORKS syndicated/KRRL (REAL 92.3)/LOS ANGELES's BIG BOY, will have a special best of televised version of his BIG BOY'S NEIGHBORHOOD HITS on FUSE MUSIC (FM) this SATURDAY (9/15). It will air at 11a (ET/PT), with an encore presentation at 9:30p (ET/PT)
Featured guests will include JANET JACKSON, FERGIE, KIM KARDASHIAN and JOHN LEGEND. BIG BOY'S NEIGHBORHOOD co-hosts NATALIA PEREZ, LOUIE G, AYYDÉ and DJ VICK ONE will also be featured on the show.
New episodes of the show air weekdays at 6p (ET)-3p (PT).
Rock To Recovery 3 Is Saturday, September 15th
ROCK TO RECOVERY is holding its third annual benefit concert this SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th honoring MOBY and TOMMY VEXT of BAD WOLVES. The event, hosted by actor BRYAN FOGEL will be held at the FONDA THEATER in LOS ANGELES featuring music from STEEL PANTHER.
The ROCK TO RECOVERY music program was founded by former KORN guitarist, WES GEER, who noted that music took on a new meaning to him when he was new to recovery. After staying sober for two years, WES was offered the job as ... more »
HUBBARD Hot AC WKRQ (Q102)/CINCINNATI will host the 14th annual BOSOM BALL to benefit the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY and SUSAN G. KOMEN SOUTHWEST OHIO on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th, at the MADISON THEATER in COVINGTON, KY. Performing will be LOVELYTHEBAND, OCEAN PARK STANDOFF and BRYNN ELLIOTT.
“This is our 14th BOSOM BALL and we’re very proud that proceeds will go directly to breast cancer charities," Q102 PD PATTI MARSHALL said. "Even the artists are donating their ... more »
BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING Hot AC WDAQ (98Q)/DANBURY, CT PD/MD/Morning Man RICH MINOR's appearance on FOX's "BEAT SHAZAM" will air TONIGHT (9/11) at 8p (ET/PT).
MINOR's appearance on the game show was originally scheduled to air on JULY 24th (NET NEWS 7/24) but was pulled from the schedule because of the breaking news of DEMI LOVATO's overdose; LOVATO was a guest on the episode, which was taped in DECEMBER.
Stetzer (Photo: Facebook)
MOODY RADIO is launching a weekly show hosted by author, BILLY GRAHAM CENTER Exec. Dir., and MOODY CHURCH interim pastor ED STETZER. "ED STETZER LIVE" will air across the MOODY RADIO O&O stations and select affiliates SATURDAYS 11a-noon (CT) starting this week with Pastor TIM KELLER as STETZER's first guest. “ED STETZER LIVE is a solid addition to our strong lineup of programs on MOODY RADIO and we’re humbled by the opportunity to partner with someone ... more »
PROVIDENT LABEL GROUP adds LISA KEIL as new MGR./NATIONAL PROMOTIONS. KEIL joins the radio team after five years as DIR./MARKETING & PROMOTIONS at KFMK (SPIRIT 105.9)/AUSTIN. She will officially begin her new role at the beginning of OCTOBER.
"I could not be more excited to have Lisa coming on board!" said VP/NATIONAL PROMOTIONS JEFF CRUZ. "She has an amazing energy, plus she shares our team's passion for Christian music and Christian radio in particular. It ... more »
Congratulations to BROKEN BOW RECORDS' JASON ALDEAN, who earned 39 MEDIABASE adds this week with his new single, "Girl Like You," making it the most-added record at Country radio this week.
Kudos to BBR MUSIC GROUP EVP JON LOBA and SVP/National Promotion CARSON JAMES; BROKEN BOW RECORDS Co-VP/Promotion LEE ADAMS and Co-VP/Promotion SHELLEY HARGIS; BBR MUSIC GROUP VP/Radio Syndication & Group Strategy RENEE LEYMON; BROKEN BOW ... more »
As much of the SOUTHEAST Coast is preparing for the arrival of HURRICANE FLORENCE, some portions of the MIDWEST are still dealing with the aftermath of record rainfall totals that have ushered in flooding situations. BROKEN BOW RECORDS' JASON ALDEAN has cancelled his THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th date in CINCINNATI at the RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER due to just such circumstances.
"Due to the unprecedented amount of rainfall over the past few days causing the OHIO RIVER to rise above flood stage, the JASON ALDEAN concert scheduled for this THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th has been cancelled," shared ALDEAN's camp via TWITTER. The show will not be rescheduled, but refunds for ticketholders are being made available at the point of purchase.
RCA NASHVILLE's KANE BROWN will join R&B artist ELLA MAI and Pop singer BEBE REXHA to reveal nominees for the upcoming "2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS" live from YOUTUBE SPACE LA on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th. The event will be live-streamed via the "AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS" YOUTUBE channel beginning at 9a (PT).
The "2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS" are set for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th at LOS ANGELES' MICROSOFT THEATER and will broadcast live on ABC-TV.
'CMT Artists Of The Year'
CMT will honor the ladies of Country music with its first-ever all-female "ARTISTS OF THE YEAR" special, set to premiere WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th on CMT-TV at 8p (ET). The 90-minute program will feature CARRIE UNDERWOOD, MIRANDA LAMBERT, KELSEA BALLERINI, MAREN MORRIS, KAREN FAIRCHILD and KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN of LITTLE BIG TOWN, and LADY ANTEBELLUM's HILLARY SCOTT, as well as more surprise guests. In addition to the special, CMT will continue to champion Country music women ... more »
CAPITOL NASHVILLE's LUKE BRYAN put the grand in Grand Opening last night (9/10), celebrating the official debut of "LUKE's 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK," his new rooftop bar on Lower Broadway in NASHVILLE. BRYAN invited 30,000 of his closest friends, and performed a free, live street show, opened by EMI NASHVILLE's JON LANGSTON. The evening was also a celebration of BRYAN's launch of his own record label, 32 BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT, which will be part of the UMG ... more »
CAPITOL NASHVILLE's CARRIE UNDERWOOD will be honored with a star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th at 11:30a (PT). UNDERWOOD's will be the 2,646th star on the famed WALK and will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of the historic CAPITOL RECORDS BUILDING. Helping unveil the star will be SIMON COWELL and BRAD PAISLEY; COWELL was a judge on the fourth season of FOX-TV's "AMERICAN Idol" when UNDERWOOD took home the title; PAISLEY is UNDERWOOD's long-running co-host of the annual "CMA AWARDS."
"Fans of CARRIE UNDERWOOD will be ... more »
WPLJ's Race Taylor And Max
On the anniversary of 9/11, SONY RED artist MAX visited some BIG APPLE radio to promote his inspirational tribute to the city, "Still NEW YORK," which boasts a video that features some of NEW YORK's biggest DJs, local celebs and others.
After visiting with RACE TAYLOR at WPLJ /NEW YORK, MAX performed an emotional version of “Still NEW YORK” live on WHTZ (Z100)'s ELVIS DURAN AND THE MORNING SHOW with the NEW YORK CITY GAY MEN’S CHORUS.
Yet another round of radiothons helped support CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS around the country. Just last week....
COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS/FLORENCE, SC stations Country WWKT (THE CAT 99.3), WFRK (LIVE 95 NEWSTALK), Hot AC WSIM (STAR 93.7) and Gospel WPDT (ALMIGHTY 105.1) teamed to host their first Radiothon for MCLEOD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. THE CAT's morning show of MUDFLAP and PALMER were on the entire three days along with support from their sister stations, ... more »
Dr. CÉSAR LOZANO's "POR EL PLACER DE VIVIR" has moved from SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM's AIRE RADIO NETWORKS to UNIVISION RADIO.
The nightly advice talk show is being cleared on Spanish AC KLJA (107.7 AMOR)/AUSTIN, Spanish AC WPPN (106.7 AMOR)/CHICAGO, Regional Mexican KLNO (QUE BUENA 94.1)/DALLAS, Spanish AC KRDA (92.1 AMOR)/FRESNO, Spanish AC KOVE (106.7 AMOR)/HOUSTON, Regional Mexican KISF (ZONA MX 103.5)/LAS VEGAS, Spanish Oldies KRCD-KRCV ... more »
ALL ACCESS Happy Birthday wishes on TUESDAY (9/11) to WARNER BROS. RECORDS SVP/Alternative & Rock Promotion ROB GOLDKLANG, ZAPOLEON MEDIA STRATEGIES’ MARK ST. JOHN, KYGO/DENVER MD PATRICK KNIGHT, MOONLIGHT GROOVE HIGHWAY’s RACHAEL DONAHUE, consultant HOSH GURELI, WFSH/ATLANTA's KEVIN AVERY, psychic SHARON CAPEHEART, WMKK/BOSTON Imaging Dir. KENNY HOBBS, consultant STEVE WYROSTOK, SIRIUS’ JERRY ROHIRA, former KRTH/LOS ANGELES’ BO WOODS, WZLD-WJKX/LAUREL-HATTIESBURG PD DENISE BROOKS, LAKESIDE MANAGEMENT’s DAN PEARSON, WNCI/COLUMBUS APD/MD JOE KELLY, ALPHA MEDIA/GREENVILLE-NEW BERN-JACKSONVILLE, ... more »
GARY SPANGLER, JOHN BOULOS, MIKE CHESTER, ROB KRUZ, STEVE SALHANY, TIM HERBSTER, JOSH MARINEZ, PALMER, DARREN EGGLESTON, MICHAEL PAPALE, GARY MCDONALD, JOSH EPPLE, CHRIS PAYNE, BOBBI MASON, JR SCHUMANN, BRAD HOWELL, BILL MAYNE, TONY TECATE, BIANCA FORT, RYAN DILLON, LEE L’HEUREUX, R-BOOGIE, ELIAS CHIOS, B PAIZ, BAILY COLEMAN, GENTLEMAN GEORGE, BILL BAKER, TIM MINNESOTA FATTZ SNELL, ATU, KING KUTT, KEN CARSON, MIKE EDWARDS, MIKE PRESTON, MIKE MORGAN, BEAU GUNN, KIM SWINNY, ANGELO SCROBE, SANDI BROWN, BRETT GREENBERG, JEREMY SWEAT.