Orlando Market Veteran Jim Philips Announces Retirement.

“The Philips Phile” host Jim Philips has announced his retirement from iHeartMedia talk-classic rock hybrid “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Orlando, FL, effective January 2018. After playing a clip of “Take This Job and Shove It,” Philips broke the news to his listeners during his Tues. (6/20) afternoon drive show. “This is something I have been […]
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Smart Speakers Are Bringing Radio Back Into Living Rooms.

Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Google Home are helping usher in a new golden age of audio by encouraging more audio listening and changing the ways Americans consume it. Seven in ten of those who own a smart speaker say they listen to more audio at home since acquiring it. The speakers are also helping put […]
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Bott Radio Expands Christian Net With Two New Stations.

Kansas City-based Bott Radio Network (BRN) is expanding its “Christian Talk Radio” with the launch of two new stations—KASD (90.3) Rapid City, SD and KAOW (88.9) Fort Smith, AR. With the new signals the “Christian Talk Radio” network grows to 115 stations broadcasting to 15 states with a reach of over 60 million people. Bott […]
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Fox News Tries Building Podcast Audience With Free ‘Five’.

In an effort to broaden its podcast audience, Fox News Radio is launching its first free, ad-supported digital audio program. The free-version podcast of “The Five,” Fox News’ daily 9pm panel news show, will be supported by national advertising in concert with digital audio ad platform TargetSpot. Using TargetSpot’s platform, Fox News will be able […]
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IHeart Names New Note Exchange Deadline: July 7.

Continuing to negotiate with its creditors, iHeartMedia has extended the deadline—for a seventh time—for holders of some of its notes due in 2021 to consider its exchange offer. The deadline for the offer, which would have expired June 23, is now July 7. iHeart also pushed back to July 7 the deadline for holders of […]
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WKHX Kicks Off New Morning Show With ‘Caddy, CJ And Ali’.

Cumulus Media country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX Atlanta has unveiled its new morning show—“Caddy, CJ and Ali”—pulling in midday host AliMac and pm driver CJ Lusk to join longtime host Cadillac Jack for the revamped program. Former morning cohost Dallas McCade moves to middays, and as earlier reported, takes on music director duties at “Kicks 101.5.” […]
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Bob Stei Joins Radiocast FM.

Townsquare Media classic rock “105.7 The Hawk” WCHR-FM Monmouth-Ocean, NJ weekend talent Bob Stei will host a specialty program on NJ-based internet radio station Radiocast FM. The show will air live Saturday’s on radiocastfm.com and will be archived on the station website for on-demand access. “We are very excited and honored to have Bob Stei […]
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All News Stations See Slight 2016 Billing Rise To $17.46M.

The average all-news radio station in the U.S. billed $17.46 million last year, up slightly from $17.28 million in 2015, according to analysis of BIA/Kelsey data conducted by Pew Research Center. The new numbers are part of an “Audio and Podcasting Fact Sheet” compiled by Pew, part of its just issued 2017 “State Of The […]
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Dolphins Help Pros Prep For Careers Behind The Mic.

Off the gridiron, some Miami Dolphins players are calling a new play—sports broadcasting. Through a program with their local media partners— CBS Radio sports WQAM-AM Miami (560) and CBS’ WFOR-TV—dubbed the “Broadcast Blitz,” players get a glimpse at careers in radio and TV broadcasting. During the one-day boot camp, players visited both the radio and […]
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