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Alex Silverman Joins KYW As Program Director

Entercom News 1060 KYW Philadelphia has appointed Alex Silverman as Program Director effective September 24. Silverman joins KYW from co-owned 880 WCBS New York, where he was promoted to Assistant Director of News & Programming earlier this year. He has previously served as morning news anchor at WSYR Syracuse while in college at Syracuse University and and then a reporter and anchor at KIRO-FM Seattle. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Syracuse University’s WJPZ and was a journalism professor at Fordham University. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, today announced the appointment of Alex Silverman to the role of Program Director for KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM) in Philadelphia, effective September 24. In this role, Silver...[Read More]

Alex Silverman Rises To WCBS Assistant Director of News & Programming

Entercom News 880 WCBS New York has promoted Alex Silverman to Assistant Director of News & Programming. Silverman has served as an anchor and reporter at WCBS since 2011 after previously working at 97.3 KIRO-FM Seattle and 570 WSYR Syracuse NY. In his new position he will be responsible for managing day-to-day news coverage for the station, website, and social media. He will retain his previous on-air duties. In addition to his duties at WCBS, Silverman is an adjunct professor at Fordham University teaching Social Media for Journalists. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced today that it has elevated Alex Silverman to Assistant Director of News and Programming for WCBS 880 Newsradio. In this role, Silverman will help manage th...[Read More]

WTOP Reclaims #1 Biller Status For 2015

A year after being knocked off their perch by iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles, Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington DC has reclaimed the spot as the nation’s top billing radio station in BIA/Kelsey’s annual report. WTOP and its suburban simulcasters had its revenue rise from $63.5 million in 2014 to $65 million in 2015 to regain the lead, while continuing to be the only station outside of the top three markets to appear in the top 10 list. WTOP has now been the top billing station for five out of the past six years. KIIS-FM’s slight drop from $65.9 million to $64.7 million placed it second, while iHeart CHR sister “Z100” WHTZ New York placed third at $48.4 million. Sports helped two of the biggest gainers as CBS’ WFAN New York rose from seventh t...[Read More]

New York Yankees To Move To WFAN

Update 9/11: WFAN and the Yankees have made it official. The Yankees will move to 660/101.9 WFAN beginning in 2014. No terms have been disclosed for the multi-year agreement that will see both frequencies carry all Yankees regular season and postseason games, Yankees pregame and postgame shows, and select spring training games. CBS will also acquire the Spanish language radio rights that will air on a station to be determined (though not necessarily a CBS owned station). The New York Daily News reports that the contract is for ten years and worth $15-$20 Million per season. The contract will also see WFAN air broadcasts of the Major League Soccer expansion team co-owned by the Yankees that will debut in 2015. INSTANT INSIGHT: Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner summed up the reason for the move...[Read More]

2011 Billing Top 10

BIA/Kelsey has released its list of the Top 10 billing radio stations for 2011. Hubbard’s News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC holds the number one spot for the second straight year as revenues rise from $57.2 to $64 Million. Clear Channel’s CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles holds steady at number two with a rise from $43M to $57. Sister News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles rises from fourth to third with $48.1M. The addition of a 105.9 simulcast boosts CBS’ News 780 WBBM Chicago from seventh to fourth with $48M. CBS’ News 880 WCBS New York drops to fifth with $47.5M. The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by CHR 100.3 WHTZ New York’s $46M, Modern Rock 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles, News 1010 WINS New York, and AC 106.7 WLTW New York all at $42 Million and Sports 660 WFAN New York at $40...[Read More]