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Why Is CMG’s Donna Hall One Of Radio’s Best Managers?

Donna Hall's 29-year career with Cox began as an AE for the Dayton Daily News. Today, she's the VP/Market Manager for Cox Media Group’s Atlanta cluster, which includes the award-winning radio powerhouse WSB as well as four other stations. Hall has been selected as one of Radio Ink's Best Managers of 2016. Here's our extended interview...

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Here’s What The Commission Streamlined

On Thursday, The FCC adopted rules to extend to broadcast licensees the same streamlined rules and procedures that wireless carriers use for having foreign ownership approved.
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What The FCC’s Ruling Means To You

(by John Garziglia) The FCC in a just-adopted decision made it easier for a foreign investor to own a part of, or all of, a US broadcast station. Here is how, as a practical matter, the FCC decision is likely to affect radio station ownership and, through expanded investment opportunities, possibly increase station values.

We All Have A Radio Wayne

(By Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti) Last week, I had the honor of presenting the 24th Radio Wayne Awards at the Radio Show in Nashville. It was both an inspiring and humbling opportunity and a role I recently assumed as part of my duties as Radio Ink’s publisher.

Want to Know How To Succeed In Radio?

If you answered yes to that question, click on and save THIS PAGE, on the website. It contains in-depth interviews with many of the 2016 Radio Wayne award finalists. All of them provide a blueprint to success in all management categories at a radio station. These are the people chosen as THE BEST among the thousands and thousand of sales and management executives working in the radio industry today.

ESPN Has No Comment On Possible Mike & Mike Split

SI's Richard Deitsch first reported the story that ESPN was considering splitting up the radio morning duo, after 18 years together. We reached out to ESPN to see if the report was true. Here's what we found out...

Francesa Calling it Quits Next Year

That's according to The New York Daily News which reported that the WFAN afternoon host announced Thursday that his final show will be December 15, 2017.

WTMJ Offers Up Special Coverage of Milwaukee Boom

The city is experiencing unprecedented growth in business and infrastructure, and WTMJ Radio, in conjunction with the Milwaukee Business Journal, is covering it. Beginning October 3, the station will present an in-depth news series to cover Southeastern Wisconsin’s growth.

Kudos To SummitMedia Birmingham

SummitMedia's Birmingham cluster held a fundraiser this week to help with funeral expenses for the family of 4-year-old Rodriquez Ferguson (pictured) who was shot and killed on his grandmother's porch in Ensley, AL.

Bert Show Salutes Troops

The nationally syndicated talk radio show is kicking off their “Big Thank You” campaign this fall. The annual effort aims to provide every active service member deployed outside the United States with a handwritten Thank You letter on Thanksgiving Day.

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Boston Loves Dave Ramsey

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dave Ramsey presented his Smart Money event to a sold out crowd in Boston on Thursday by filling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Here Ramsey is pictured with consultant Holland Cooke, and Phil Zachary, VP and market manager for Entercom New England.

Stewart New PD For Portland’s KWEE

The Portland, OR, Hip Hop station elected to promote from within and give Chris "Lucky the DJ" Stewart the PD position. Stewart began his radio career as an intern at KTTB-Minneapolis, then served in several different roles, including Morning Producer at WRDW-Philadelphia, nights at KQQB-Spokane, and Assistant PD/afternoons at KSAS-Boise.

Lex & Terry Return To Jacksonville

USRN fills us in on the news about the veteran morning team. iHeart Media is adding Lex & Terry to 97.3 Planet Radio. Lex Staley and Terry Jaymes became a “team” in Jacksonville in 1992.

Fox To Host Afternoons On KSWD-FM In L.A.

Entercom Los Angeles’ station 100.3 The Sound KSWD-FM announced that legendary rock radio personality Cynthia Fox will now host PM Drive. The Los Angeles native began her career at the age of 18 at the iconic KMET-FM “The Mighty Met” in the 1970s.

One of Radio’s Top PDs Retires

After 40 years in the business, KBEQ Kansas City PD Mike Kennedy is hanging it up. Kennedy has been a regular on Radio Ink's Top Country PD list for years. Here are the details...

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Sirius XM Pumps Up The VOLUME

VOLUME -- a new 24/7 music talk channel on SiriusXM -- will feature a mix of live daily shows, music news, weekly specialty shows, in-depth documentaries, special performances, a music trivia- game show, and more. The launch is set for October 17 at 7 a.m.

iHeart Teams With AdAge For New Podcast

The name of the new podcast is Tagline. It will air twice a month. The goal of Tagline is to give listeners an insider’s perspective on what the world that influences pop culture is about.
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Spotify Launches in Japan

TechCrunch reports music sales are estimated at nearly $3 billion per year in Japan which makes it the world’s second largest market. And streamers like Spotify want in on that.

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In This Issue: September 19
Cover Q&A: Cumulus CEO Mary Berner
The 2015 Radio Wayne Finalists