Over 1,000 AMs Seek FM Translators During Filing Window.

Details of what was applied for during the just-closed FM translator filing period aren’t yet being made public by the Federal Communications Commission. But FCC chief Ajit Pai says demand for translators remains strong. “Over one thousand AM stations took advantage of it,” Pai announced on Thursday. He calls the window “another significant milestone” in […]
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Jim Day Named Exec. Producer for Bob and Marianne Morning Show.

Jim Day has been named executive producer for “Bob and Marianne in the Morning” on Cumulus Media AC “Warm 98” WRRM Cincinnati, OH. Day brings 25 years of on air and producing experience to his new role where he replaces Zach Stone. “Zach Stone set a high bar producing for Bob and Marianne, so finding […]
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Brendan Carr Nomination Hits A Speedbump On Road To FCC.

Despite some party-line opposition to giving a new term to Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai, the chairman and veteran commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel easily cleared a key hurdle on Wednesday as the Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance their nominations to the full Senate for a vote. But for Republican nominee Brendan Carr the path […]
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Texas Station Signs Off, Sets To Switch Away From ESPN.

“105.5 ESPN Radio” KLHB (105.5) Corpus Christi has signed off and is in the process of changing formats. Local TV station KZTV says the station has not been airing its regular ESPN programming, which included “Mike & Mike,” “The Dan Lebatard Show with Stugotz” and the locally produced “The Half Time Report with Pudge.” As […]
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Chris Claus, Radio Leader With Deep Ties To Big Easy, Retires.

The head of Entercom’s New Orleans cluster is retiring from the industry following a decade of service as the company’s VP and Market Manager—not to mention 35 years in the radio business. Chris Claus will exit the company Aug. 31. The company says Claus has been “an exceptional contributor to the cluster, not only for […]
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Conclave Report: Disruption, Alexa, Podcasts Are Huge For Radio.

As technology keeps changing how Americans consume media, a prominent radio chief sees a “big pot of gold” for the industry in all the digital disruption. Enormous ad budgets once reserved for newspapers and TV are now in play for radio sellers as well. That’s how Bill Hendrich, executive VP, Radio at Cox Media Group, […]
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Radio Groups Enjoy Second Day Of Wall Street Winnings.

For a second consecutive day, radio stocks are enjoying something of a rally on Wall Street. After jumping 2.4% on Monday, Beasley Broadcast Group rose another 2.3% Tuesday to close at $10.95. Cumulus Media, which has been in a serious stock slide and has fallen out of compliance with NASDAQ’s minimum listing threshold, improved 3.6% […]
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