Industry News Bits 9-25-19
WHCF/Bangor has hired Nelson Jewell for afternoon drive. After working 28 years for Cumulus, Clear Channel and Townsquare . Lighthouse Radio Network Operations Manager Tim Collins says, “We are thrilled to have him join the team.”
Entercom-owned Radio.com has signed a deal with Salem Media Group for content distribution. Salem, President of Broadcast David Santrella said, “Making sure our listeners have access to our content anywhere they want, anytime they want is paramount to our success. We are thrilled to now provide that access through Radio.com.” The deal includes the addition of premium on-demand audio and podcasts.
AT the NAB Radio Show in Dallas:
Radio has more options and platforms than ever to both increase revenue and grow its brands. That great promise was the foundation of the spirited “Radio Digital Leadership Roundtable,” at the RAIN Summit in Dallas Tuesday, featuring a group of broadcasting heavy-hitters. “This industry can’t agree on many things, but we are in complete agreement on this topic: We’re pointed in the same direction—and all boats rise when we think in that manner,” said Buzz Knight, Executive VP Strategy and Innovation, Beasley Media Group.
“We’re in the midst of an audio revolution and we must embrace it,” Knight added. “No matter what the content form, we’ve learned how to serve our audience and clients so that we can monetize it. If it has to do with original content, we want it in our ecosystem.” He noted that while some newer audio platforms may take away from traditional listening, “it’s still affiliated with our brands. All of that content creation fills the circle, bringing the highest quality user experience, no matter the platform or device.”
WRVL/Lynchburg (The Journey) morning show with Kenny Robinson and Brittany Minard, were for the 3erd year in a row, voted Best Radio DJs for Lynchburg Living’s Best of Edition.
Also… KVNE/Tyler’s Mike and Carrie have won best morning show in East Texas
Tommy and Brook, mornings at WJQK/Grand Rapids (JOY99), asked West Michigan listeners to share their See You At The Pole stories. They were moved by receiving this from a mom.
“We listen to Joy99 every day on the way to school and they said today was the day you pray at your flag pole at school. Student directed of course. She said mama when we get there I wanna pray for my school…… Tommy and Brook say, “This girl and her heart!!!! She’s gonna change the world. Wanted to share this special moment.”
“No greater JOY than to hear (see) that my children are walking in the truth.” 3 John 4
WHCF/Bangor morning host Penny Ayer. She’s a three time cancer survivor and is battling severe heart issues for the second time.
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