Industry News Bits 7-31-20
WAY FM/Denver Operations Director Dan Raymond has exited. Dan joined WAY FM in 2015 and in was promoted to oversee programming operations in Colorado for WAY FM’s Denver, Colorado Springs, Loveland and Pueblo stations. Previously he was with Northwestern Media stations KDNW/Duluth, KNWI/Des Moines, and KNWS/Waterloo.
EMF has substantially improved its signal of its WKVB/Worcester, MA, (107.3) and expanded its audience to reach the Boston-market. This is being done through a diplexing arrangement with WXLO-FM’s existing MaxxCasting™ system from GeoBroadcast Solutions. The improvement to its coverage is due to the location of its antenna and the local terrain.
“After seeing the success of a MaxxCasting HD deployment at WXLO and Seattle’s KDDS, and the newly provided practically seamless coverage, we decided to explore the technology to improve the listener experience,” said Joe Miller, VP of Signal Development at Educational Media Foundation. “We are quite pleased with the outcome and are in the process of exploring several other markets to implement the GBS technology.”
The FCC is currently considering a rule change petition that would permit radio broadcasters to air geo-targeted programming
MaxxCasting combines radio and cellular technology and enables FM Broadcasters using boosters to enhance their signals by reducing interference between the main and booster transmissions through the use of a cluster of low to the ground, high power, highly directionalized synchronized booster sites.
KeepTheFaith CEO David Sams, who was executive producer, producer and color commentator for ROLLERGAMES 30 years ago, tells HisAir the show returns to TV tomorrow night. David says, “I created this show 30 years ago but remastered it in HD and 16×9, then updated it. I got to “reinvent” it with new voice actor work. It was a hoot playing myself at 30 again! Fox loved the idea and gave us prime time!”
ROLLERGAMES premieres tomorrow (Sat) night on Fox Sports 2 at 10 eastern/7 pacific. It then airs again on Sunday night at midnight Eastern/9 pacific on FS1.
Pictured at left is David (on right) with ROLLERGAMES play-by-play announcer Chuck Underwood.
KBMQ/Monroe (88.7 The Cross) still needs a solid Promotions & Events Coordinator and Afternoon Show Host.
If interested see the listing HERE.
July PPM’s are due this Monday Aug 3rd. Look for NYC, ATL, Dallas, Houston and more. Nielsen Audio Christian Radio Ratings are sponsored by Dunham+Company on HisAir.
Brian Driver celebrates 5 years at Way Media
Dan Parker 19 years at Atlantic Coast Communications