Xolani Gwala taking time off from 702 for medical reasons

Stephen Grootes will be filling in for 702 breakfast show host Xolani Gwala while the morning drive time presenter takes some time out from the station to deal with a medical issue. 702 listeners may have noticed that Gwala has already been off the air for a few weeks. In a voice message, played by […]
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Is Beats 1 really ‘the biggest radio station in the world’?

Radio futurologist James Cridland challenges Apple Music’s head of content Larry Jackson’s claim that Beats 1 is the biggest radio station in the world. Run by Apple and available exclusively on Apple Music, Beats 1 was launched at the end of June 2015 – most audaciously grabbing presenter Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1 at […]
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Live Vs. On-Demand: Study Reveals Demo Differences.

New research reveals for the first time ever the demographic differences in listeners who tune into radio shows on-air vs. those who catch them on-demand. Westwood One and Nielsen collaborated on a custom study to measure the audiences for local on-demand content from Cumulus Media stations and national on-demand content from Westwood One. Using the […]
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Somizi wants to send 4 matriculants to university

This week, Somizi Mhlongo became the latest celebrity to dedicate his resources to sending young people to school. The TV presenter and now author has reached a massive milestone with his book and now he wants to send four matriculants to university next year to give back. Somizi took to Instagram to say: “With my […]
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Sanger open eersdaags biltong en koffie winkel.

Biltong en Bobby – hoe klink dit vir jou? Die sanger en The Voice SA-mentor, Bobby van Jaarsveld, gaan eersdaags sy eie biltong en koffie winkel open. Alhoewel hy nie veel oor die projek laat glip nie, skryf hy op sosiale media: “Hahhhahahahaha I KNOW…. 🙈 Tag someone who LOVES great Biltong and Coffee. Watch […]
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Taylor Swift Wins In Groping Trial Against Former DJ.

A jury in Denver awarded Taylor Swift a victory and symbolic $1 in damages after finding that former KYGO DJ David Mueller was guilty of groping her bare bottom during a meet-and-greet backstage at a 2013 concert. Swift alleged that Mueller groped her before a 2013 show at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Swift’s management […]
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Comcast To Lead In Radio Show With Spot Ad Discussion.

One of radio’s leading advertisers, Comcast Cable, will headline the 2017 Radio Show Advertiser Breakfast on Thurs. (Sept. 7) from 7:30am-9:00am. The event is sponsored by Katz Radio Group and will be held at the J.W. Marriott Austin during the 2017 Radio Show, Sept. 5-8. Kavita Vazirani, senior VP, Media Strategy & Sciences for Comcast […]
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After Fireworks, Taylor Swift Suit Begins In Earnest.

For Taylor Swift, this month is more about the hot seat than the Hot 100. The long-brewing legal feud between the pop star and former Denver radio morning man David Mueller at last got down to business Monday, Aug. 7, as the gavel fell on the high-profile trial expected to last two weeks. Jury selection […]
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Adams Radio Group Sued For Wrongful Termination.

A former HR department executive has sued Adams Radio Group and its New Mexico cluster for retaliation, discrimination and wrongful termination. The onetime exec claims she was targeted and fired as the only Hispanic in an all-white office. Brenda Rodriguez is charging that after complaining to a female supervisor about inappropriate behavior from the company’s […]
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Scripps Puts Focus On Acquisitions, Digital Growth In Q2.

At E.W. Scripps, television accounts for the bulk of revenue even though it owns about the same number of radio stations as TV. During its Thursday second quarter 2017 investor call, the company trained most of its focus on its acquisition this week of a new TV network asset, the shedding of its heritage comic […]
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