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- Fresh Listen: Christmas At Lite-FM, B101, CHFISince our First Listen to the Christmas format at four of the format’s first arrivals, most of the format’s major outlets have arrived, prompting another series of Fresh Listens. WLTW (106.7 Lite FM) New York, like its previously monitored sister station WNIC Detroit, is the most conservative/traditional/based in ‘60s MOR. The station’s ‘80s CHR jingles and p.m. driver Rich Kaminski keep up the energy. WBEB (B101) Philadelphia was the most elaborately produced of the three stations I heard with jingles that recalled the Phil Spector Christmas records. It also had the best sweeper, “When you listen to B101, Santa is your co-worker.” (That’s followed by Santa grumbling about changing the toner.) As it is during the rest of the year, CHFI Toronto is one of the format’s most contemporary outlets. Canada’s Christmas canon—35-40% Canadian Content depending on the station—relies more heavily on recent, non-standards from… ..... Read More.4 hours ago
- Court Of Appeals Denies FCC/NAB Petition To Rehear Rule Change DismissalThe U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the FCC and NAB’s request for a full-court review of the previous decision to vacate the FCC’s 2017 broadcast media ownership deregulation. The overturned rule changes included: Eliminating the newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rule preventing a company from operating a newspaper and a broadcast outlet in the same market. Eliminating the radio/television ownership subcaps so a television station no longer counts towards the limit of eight radio stations (maximum of five on each band) that a company can own. Eliminating the requirement that at least eight independently owned television stations must remain in the market following the combination of two television stations in a market Modifying the ban against common ownership of two top-four rated tv stations in a market to allow waivers on a case-by-case basis Eliminating the JSA Attribution Rule requiring television stations to count a station… ..... Read More.9 hours ago
- Rachel Williamson Named Entercom Chicago Regional PresidentFollowing the announcement of Jimmy deCastro’s retirement last week, Entercom has appointed Rachel Williamson as Regional President directly overseeing the company’s Chicago cluster and with regional oversight of Minneapolis and Milwaukee. Williamson joins Entercom from the President position at Cox Media’s Gamut digital advertising service. Prior to rising to the New York based Presidency in 2016, Williamson was based in Chicago as Director of Digital Revenue Development for Cox Media Group, Director of National Sales for Cumulus Media, and a Senior Account Executive for Nielsen. She has also worked in sales for Forever Broadcasting in Bowling Green KY and Cox Radio in Louisville. The company has also announced the promotion of Jeff Federman from Los Angeles Market President to Regional President adding oversight of Riverside and San Diego. The post Rachel Williamson Named Entercom Chicago Regional President appeared first on RadioInsight. ..... Read More.10 hours ago
- Mak Takes Middays At Now 96.3Following the exit of Program Director Scott Ellis earlier this month, Entercom CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis has placed Makena ‘Mak’ Carmean in middays. Mak, who joined KNOU earlier this year as evening host, will continue to also host that daypart in the short-term. Prior to joining KNOU she spent three years at Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT including runs in afternoons and nights. Ellis resigned earlier this month after joining KNOU in July 2018 as PD/midday host. He previously spent over a decade at CHR “Power 96.5” KSPW Springfield MO and rose to PD in January 2016. Operations Manager Cat Thomas has added the PD duties for KNOU. View this post on Instagram … ..... Read More.13 hours ago
- Radio Facts’ 10 Most Underrated Black Female VocalistsAbout a decade ago, my colleague Kevin Ross compiled a list of Black singers that he felt were... Click link above for story ..... Read More.14 hours ago
- WQNA Goes Silent With Covenant Network PurchaseAfter announcing its intent to sell the station in August due to lack of students, Capital Area Career Center has taken 88.3 WQNA Springfield IL silent ahead of a sale to Covenant Network. While not yet filed with the FCC, The State Journal-Register reports that the St. Louis based Catholic operator will pay $47,000 for WQNA. Covenant Network already has a Springfield presence on a pair of translators in the city: 88.9 W205BG and 104.9 W285EX Springfield. Springfield Community Broadcasters, a non-profit formed by the people whose programming mostly made up the WQNA lineup released a statement that they were in the process of acquiring another license in the Springfield market to resume their programming on. The post WQNA Goes Silent With Covenant Network Purchase appeared first on RadioInsight. ..... Read More.15 hours ago