Press Releases

Rockcastle Media Group Partners On “Neon Beat”

Rockcastle Media issued the following press release:   Rockcastle Media Group is partnering with John Christopher, broadcast veteran and host of the Adult Standards program The Neon Beat, to provide affiliate relations and distribution services. “We’re thrilled to expand our offerings by offering The Neon Beat with John Christopher,” said President/CEO Will Sterrett. “John is a polished, engaging talent with an encyclopedic knowledge of these great songs from yesteryear and a loyal following at the show’s flagship, KCXL/Kansas City. The Neon Beat with John Christopher is an example of the top-notch programming – coupled with exemplary service – that Rockcastle Media Group is proud to provide to our affiliates and advertising clients.” “This show was created to help fill the gap in ser...Read More

Audio’s 30 Under 30 Revealed

Press Release From Edison Research: Edison Research and RAIN News has announced the honorees from their 2014 search for “Audio’s 30 Under 30.” The list highlights thirty promising and accomplished young men and women representing the next generation of radio and audio. In addition to talented hosts and programmers, honorees range from Clear Channel’s Vice President of Artist Relations to 121cast’s Co-founder & CEO. Among the youngest on the list: Zach Sang, the 21 year old host of nationally syndicated Top 40 Night Show Zach Sang and The Gang. Edison President Larry Rosin says, “The 2104 list of future leaders in the audio industry truly reflects the diversity of our world today. We have young people representing almost every facet of the audio industry. From Broadcast to Online, entr...Read More

89.1 KXCT Goodland, KS Launches Cat Country Network

Veteran radio station owner Chris Lash, of Whiplash Community Radio announces the creation of the “Cat Country Network”, featuring a classic country format from the 60’s to the 90’s. The network will also feature the launch of “Country Legends” magazine with articles, feature stories, rare pictures, from the four decades of artists the network stations will play, and live in studio concerts, and other shows in various theatres. Recently Lash purchased three stations in the mid-west including KXCT in Goodland, KS, and others in Beaver, OK and Springfield, CO. All will feature the “Country Legends, Cat Country” format. Air talent on the station includes Lash, Rich “Smitty” Smith, Uncle Johnny, Paul Heil of the Gospel Greats and more...Read More

Local Favorites & New Additions Round Out K-TWIN On-Air Talent

96.3 K-TWIN Announces New Afternoon and Night On-Air Talent Mark Rider, Lindsay Guentzel and Ron Coomer take over afternoons on 96.3 K-TWIN. Jason Nagel and Rod Simons round out the 96.3 K-TWIN team at night. Locally owned and operated FM 96.3 K-TWIN is rounding out their on-air roster with some local favorites and popular new additions. Beginning March 4, 2013, the afternoon broadcast slot on 96.3 K-TWIN will be filled by radio veteran, Mark Rider, former Twin Ron Coomer and Minnesota Swarm arena host, Lindsay Guentzel. A veteran radio show host, Rider has 20+ years in radio in major markets such as Denver, Kansas City and Philadelphia. In 2012 Rider was named ACM Major Market Air Personality of the Year. He studied at Winona State University and has family and friends in Burnsville, Minn...Read More

Chicago’s WBEZ Radio unveils first new marketing campaign in 10 years

Press Release: WBEZ 91.5FM AIMS TO RECRUIT FUTURE LISTENERS BY ENCOURAGING THE MOST INTERESTING CHICAGOANS TO “GO MAKE BABIES” January 28, 2013 – Chicago’s WBEZ 91.5FM, one of the country’s premier public radio stations, working with creative partner Xi Chicago, will unveil its first new marketing campaign in ten years on Friday, February 1, to attract future listeners by asking the most interesting Chicagoans to go make babies. The campaign is being dubbed the “2032 Membership Drive” and inspires interesting people to hook up with interesting people and make more interesting people, thereby creating the next generation of listeners. Created under the unifying theme “Radio for the Curious Class,” this campaign aims to populate the Curious Class with a call to ...Read More

NBC Sports Radio Adds Donovan Mcnabb As Major Contributor

Press Release: Dial Global and the NBC Sports Group announced today that recently-retired NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb will join the NBC Sports Radio lineup as a contributor, starting Super Bowl week. Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback McNabb, who established his storied career with the Philadelphia Eagles, will serve as an NFL lead analyst for NBC Sports Radio shows throughout the week and will also call in weekly to affiliated stations. He will be part of NBC Sports Radio’s lineup of programming features on Super Bowl Radio Row this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, McNabb will play a big part in a soon-to-be-announced daily Monday-Friday talk show that will debut April 1, 2013, as the network expands its programming lineup. As a player, Donovan McNabb posted one of the best reco...Read More

Steve Harvey Signs Five Year Extension With Clear Channel

Clear Channel has announced it has signed Steve Harvey to a five year contract extension to continue as host of the syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. As part of the deal, Harvey will work with Clear Channel on expanding his show internationally and creating new programming and promotional projects. The full press release follows: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, today announced an exclusive long-term agreement with top national radio personality, comedian, television host and best-selling author Steve Harvey to renew and expand his relationship with the company. Under the agreement, the multimedia icon will continue his current role as host of The Steve Harvey Morning ...Read More

Results Radio Names Rico Garcia Director Of Programming Operations

KCCL-FM Sacramento (92.1 K-HITS) Program Director Rico Garcia has been named Director, Programming Operations for Results Radio. In his new role, Garcia will work in support of the company’s operations managers and program directors. He remains K-HITS’ Program Director, and will report to Results Radio CEO/President Jack Fritz. “The last 5+ years with Results Radio have been extremely rewarding, and it’s exciting when your contribution and commitment is recognized and rewarded,” Garcia said. “I look forward to being an asset and advocate for our programming and marketing departments around northern California.” “Since joining Results Radio, Rico has become a proven and trusted resource,” Fritz said. “He’s been a creative, thoughtful and articulate contributor to sever...Read More

ABC News Radio Taps TargetSpot to Deliver Digital Audio Ads as it Broadens its Digital Reach

NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV — April 17, 2012 – ABC News Radio, America’s largest commercial radio news organization, and TargetSpot, the largest digital audio advertising network, today announced they are teaming up to deliver online advertising on ABC News audio content. This new alliance leverages the award-winning reporting of ABC News across multiple audio distribution networks. “Our digital reach is growing substantially and joining forces with TargetSpot is the next step in aligning our premium content with advertiser demand,” said Steve Jones, General Manager and Vice President of ABC News Radio. “This new relationship gives advertisers the opportunity to sponsor audio versions of Good Morning America, Nightline, World News with Diane Sawyer along with our comprehensive ...Read More

KCRW Unveils New Episodes of Online Video Series “The Cue” on Youtube The public radio station known for expert curation over the airwaves provides a mix of eclectic music and arts programming on YouTube. “This is cool: KCRW is bringing their KCRW DJs from off of the air and onto our computer screens with The Cue… Keep your eyes on it!” LA I’m Yours “This is old-school music curation (radio) mashed up with new-school delivery (on-demand streaming) — and it’s not using Spotify; it’s using YouTube.” KCRW (89.9FM and continues to expand its digital presence with the release of new episodes in its online video series The Cue on YouTube. Each episode features a selection of music and culture videos from across the web, curated and hosted by the station’s talented family of DJs. I...Read More

The Bert Show Partners With YEA Networks to Expand National Footprint

YEA Networks, Cumulus Media and “The Bert Show” join forces to provide new morning opportunities for advertisers and affiliates YEA Networks–syndicators of “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning”–announced a formal partnership today with “The Bert Show” to expand the popular morning show’s national syndication reach. From their flagship station in Atlanta (Q100), “The Bert Show,” is already syndicated to Nashville and Indianapolis, and YEA CEO George Laughlin believes the show has a bright, national future. “From our experience with “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning,” we’ve learned that audiences care more about quality content than where the show originates,” Laughlin said. “Bert has assembled a morni...Read More

Emmis’ WTHI-FM in Terre Haute Highest-Rated Radio Station in the U.S. in 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Emmis Communication’s WTHI-FM, HI-99, The Wabash Valley’s Country Station, was the highest rated radio station in the United States in 2011, according to BIA. With listeners 12 and older, WTHI earned a 27.1 share in the Spring 2011 book and returned in the Fall with a 26.3 share, making it the highest rated station in the country for 2011. HI-99 has frequently been the highest-rated country format in the U.S., however, it was a clear No. 1 among all formats of the 14,728 radio stations in the United States. “I am proud of our entire team for such a remarkable accomplishment,” said James Conner, Vice President and General Manager of Emmis-Terre Haute. “This type of an achievement wouldn’t be poss...Read More