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  • Colorado Public Radio To Take Over 91.5 KRCC Colorado Springs Operations
    Colorado College has announced a partnership with Denver based Colorado Public Radio operate Public News/Talk 91.5 KRCC Colorado Springs and its network of stations in the state. CPR will retain the KRCC identity separate from the organization’s News, Classical, and Adult Alternative brands based in Denver. The news departments will be completely integrated, however KRCC will continue to have their own local hosts and anchors. In their news story, CPR states that eventually the two network’s programming schedules will be aligned starting with the addition of CPR’s Colorado Matters show being added to KRCC’s schedule. Colorado College’s CC Journalism Institute, Colorado Public Radio, and Rocky Mountain PBS will partner to build a new Public Media Center on 720 N. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs to open in Summer 2021. Colorado College has entered into a long-term partnership with Colorado Public Radio, with the partnership creating a new… ..... Read More.
    RADIO INSIGHT – News | Radio-TV Industry NewsFri, January 17, 2020
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  • Kool 102 Launches In Southwest Iowa
    G.O. Radio has flipped Sports 1520 KSIB Creston IA to Classic Hits “Kool 102” with the launch of its new translator 102.1 K271CT. The station is focusing on music of the 70s through 90s. In a report by sister Country 101.3 KSIB-FM, owner Chad Rieck notes that the station will also carry Creston High School football games next season. The post Kool 102 Launches In Southwest Iowa appeared first on RadioInsight. ..... Read More.
    RADIO INSIGHT – News | Radio-TV Industry NewsFri, January 17, 2020
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  • Laura Blenkush To Join Nikki Oswald In Mornings At KQKQ
    NRG Media Hot AC “Sweet 98.5” KQKQ Omaha is launching the first all-female hosted morning show in the market as Laura Blenkush moves from afternoons to join Nikki Oswald. Blenkush began her career with the company as a board-op in 2015 and moved to middays and digital content in 2016. She most recently had been hosting from 4-7pm. Oswald joined the station in 2018 from NRG’s Country “Froggy 98.1” KFGE Lincoln NE where she served as Music Director/afternoon host. She has also worked at stations in Norfolk NE in her career. Blenkush fills the slot that had been held by Matt Tompkins until he moved to the newly relaunched Variety Hits “101.9 The Keg” KOOO earlier this week. NRG Media is changing morning radio in Omaha forever, by launching an all-female morning show starting Monday, January 20, 2020. The new show “SWEET 98.5 Mornings with Nikki &… ..... Read More.
    RADIO INSIGHT – News | Radio-TV Industry NewsFri, January 17, 2020
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  • Bama & Heather Return To KVET Sans Rob Mason
    After being off the past two mornings, the morning show at iHeartMedia Country 98.1 KVET-FM Austin returned today sans one of their key members as Rob Mason departs as one of the many affected by the company’s nationwide cuts. Mason and Bama Brown were first teamed together at Country “KASE 101” in 1999. Heather White joined the show in 2008 and the trio moved to KVET-FM in 2013. The post Bama & Heather Return To KVET Sans Rob Mason appeared first on RadioInsight. ..... Read More.
    RADIO INSIGHT – News | Radio-TV Industry NewsFri, January 17, 2020
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  • Scott Ferrall Exits CBS Sports Radio For SportsGrid Video Gambling Shows
    Scott Ferrall has exited as host of the 10pm-2am slot on CBS Sports Radio and will join SportsGrid to host a pair of live video shows on their sports gambling platform. Ferrall will debut on Wednesday, January 29 as host of Scott Ferrall: Coast to Coast from 4-6pm eastern and In-Game LIVE from 7-9pm. The shows are described as serving “the obsessed frenetic sports fan with live pre-game and in-game wagering odds, moneylines, statistics, strategies and insights with expert gaming analysis from Scott and his many guests”. CBS Sports Radio will use fill-in hosts in his late night slot. Scott Ferrall, the longtime CBS sports radio talk-show host, has been tapped by SportsGrid to launch two new live video streaming programs called Scott Ferrall: Coast to Coast & In-Game LIVE. Both live programs will be produced from the SportsGrid’s Meadowlands Studio starting on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Scott… ..... Read More.
    RADIO INSIGHT – News | Radio-TV Industry NewsFri, January 17, 2020
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  • Music on the Zeros. What the First Year of Each Decade Says About Pop Part II – 1980 –...
    We’re looking at the Top 40 chart in 10-year spurts. The beginning of a new decade is famously part of a doldrums in pop music — typically rectified a few years later, and rarely represented by enduring records in gold libraries down the road. But is that really the case? Well, so far it is, based on our look at 1960 and 1970 — the first “zero years” of the rock era. In January 1960, pop music was under siege from a payola investigation. Some teen idols had turned MOR-ish in search of respectability; other similar acts were still rockin’, but innocuously. Country’s story songs were making inroads with a young audience. Death songs and novelties abounded. In January 1970, Top 40 was still trying to figure out how to deal with the emergence of Album Rock as a genre and as a format competitor. Top… ..... Read More.
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