Premiere Network’s Steve Harvey Morning Show joins WMBX-FM (X102.3) West Palm Beach from 6-10am.
JUAN, the Spanish Adult Hits format syndicated by SparkNet, is now broadcasting on 1520 KFXZ-AM in Lafayette, LA. Owned by Delta Media Corp, KFXZ is programmed using the Dial Global STORQ technology.
Envision Radio’s “American Biker Minute” adds KXRR-FM (Rock 106) Monroe, LA, as the newest affiliate of the daily motorcycle radio vignette.
Dial Global has promoted John Fowlkes to PD of its Hot AC formats. Fowlkes has been with Dial Global since 2008. He was named PD for Dial Global’s Hits Now format in 2011 and will continue those duties along with his Dial Global Custom work.
Veteran WOR-AM New York and syndicated radio personality Dr. Ronald Hoffman has joined the client roster at Media Management Group. “Health Talk,” Dr. Hoffman’s syndicated show focuses on relatable treatments of complex medical topics and common sense approaches to health issues.
Dave Boretti joins Dial Global as Senior VP/Hispanic Initiatives. In this new role, Boretti will grow content partnerships, leverage the company’s digital assets and lead the company’s expansion within the Hispanic marketplace. Boretti comes to Dial Global after 12 years at Univision Radio, where he was Senior VP/Network Sales.
Envision Radio Networks announces KBYR-AM Anchorage, AK as the latest affiliate of “America Weekend.”
Rowdy Yates of “Country Gold Saturday Night” fame is returning to syndication. Later this month he’ll launch “The Original Country Gold” show via Focus 360, featuring the country hits from the mid-‘70s to the mid-‘90s. The five-hour weekend show will target many of the roughly 150 affiliates that carried his previous Westwood One/Dial Global program. Yates also co-hosts mornings on Journal Broadcast Group’s country KVOO-FM, Tulsa.
Envision Radio announces Rick Roberts as an added host of “America Weekend”. Roberts, a 20-year veteran broadcaster and journalist will air live on “America Weekend” every Saturday from noon to 3pm ET. Roberts previous stints include KOA Denver, KCMO Kansas City, KRLD Dallas, KOGO San Diego and KFMB San Diego.
The “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” joins Launchpad Digital Media’s new PodcastOne.com destination website. Launched last month, PodcastOne.com is now home to over 200 podcasts including Adam Corolla, Dennis Miller, Ron Paul, Penn Jillette, Laura Ingraham, Maria Menounos, Tom Green, Dr. Drew, “CBS Weekend Roundup,” “Face the Nation” and “60 Minutes.”
“The Storm Report” which offers customized local radio weather services nationwide and is syndicated by Benztown Radio Networks, has launched its weather website at www.thestormreport.com. The site includes weather content and other functions, including live interactive radar, breaking national weather news, live severe weather videos and local storm reports.
The social radio platform Jelli signs with Entercom for 104 of its radio stations across 23 markets. The new deal expands the Jelli Platform to more than 175 stations in over 50 markets. The network now reaches 23.5 million unique listeners weekly. Over the last twelve months Jelli has added stations in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, Tampa, Minneapolis, Denver, Sacramento, Portland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, New Orleans and others.
Courtside Entertainment Group has announced that The Laura Ingraham Show is now heard by more than one million U.S. service members and their families via American Forces Network.
Benztown Radio Networks has announced the debut of “Feature Farm” a collection of 15 original 1-minute daily radio features available to stations through barter or cash. “Feature Farm” offers customizable blocks of five 1-minute features, with volume pricing and a variety of entertaining and informative content.
CRN Digital Talk Radio is launching CRN Digital Mag, its own entertainment and lifestyle online magazine in conjunction with CRN’s 30th anniversary. The free offering will include exclusive stories written by CRN personalities Fred Dryer, Barry Farber, Karel and, Larry Manetti and many others who will write about recent shows, upcoming guests and other popular topics.
Krantz Media Group inks an agreement with Slade D. Smiley and Grayson Entertainment to manage syndication and distribution of the entertainment and pop culture-based radio show “Radio Slade”, through its content syndication division, KMG Networks. “Radio Slade” debuted in 2012 on AC triplecast KLST-FM, KLSY-FM and KLSN-FM Los Angeles.
“The Cigar Dave Show,” syndicated by Talk Shows USA, adds WWIQ-FM Philadelphia, KALZ-FM Fresno and WLAC-AM Nashville as new affiliates.
WICL-FM Washington, DC is the newest affiliate of Envision Radio Networks “The Country Oldies Show,” a three-hour weekly Classic Country show hosted by Steve Warren.
AVDeli has expanded its menu of broadcast services to include a new, long-form, creative programming division called The Sun City Cafe Radio Network. The company says two new weekly syndicated radio shows, ”The Sun City Cafe” and ”Notorious 90s” are now in production and three more are in development.
NPR News has hired longtime investigative reporter and editor Robert Little as Senior Editor for Investigations. Little will work with reporters, producers and editors to develop investigative stories, and will oversee NPR’s partnerships with other non-profit news organizations doing high-level investigative work.
Salem Communications Corporation have announced the addition of Ransom Notes, hosted by Townhall Finance editor John Ransom, to its line-up at the Wall Street Business Network. The show will air Monday-Friday, 2-3pm EST.
Talk Radio Networks adds Steve Wall as a National Affiliate Consultant. Wall is a 30 year radio industry veteran including programming stops in San Diego, Kansas City, Monterey CA, Bakersfield CA, Richmond and Spokane WA.
National car care authority Pam Oakes is taking her “Car Care for the Clueless Show” on CBS Radio national. The live call-in show, is heard Friday’s from 5-6pm on WYCD-HD3/Detroit, WMBX-HD3/Boston, KMPS-HD3/Seattle and WDSY-HD3 and WZPT-HD3/Pittsburgh.
Jim Watkins has joined Sun Broadcasting Group as Vice President/Programming. In his new role, Watkins will oversee programming and be charged with attracting new shows and features to the Sun Broadcast Group lineup.
SBS Radio adds Johanna Gomez as part of “The DJ Laz Morning Show” on WRMA-FM (DJ106.7FM) Miami and KXOL-FM (LA 96.3FM) Los Angeles. Gomez will co-host weekdays from 6-10am with DJ Laz, Mark Moseley and a wide variety of characters. Previously, Gomez spent over five years as a reporter for WPLG Local 10, South Florida’s ABC affiliate network.
Envision Radio Networks welcomes WROX-FM Norfolk as the newest affiliate of “The Core,” a two-hour Rock program featuring 90′s artists.
Congratulations go out to Premiere Networks George Noory who is celebrating his 10th anniversary as host of the overnight program “Coast to Coast AM.” Noory will celebrate the milestone with a special show on January 6, featuring appearances by many fan-favorite guests, including paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren and psychic Joseph Jacobs.
SparkPeople.com, a diet and fitness website, hosted by Lily Hills and Karen Hudson, has teamed with Entertainment Radio Network (ERN) to launch SparkPeople Radio, a weekly one-hour branded show available on SparkPeople.com, ERNLive.com, Aha Radio, iTunes and Stitcher. SparkPeople Radio provides listeners with the latest in healthy living news and tips across health, fitness, nutrition and motivation.
Three executives exit Los Angeles-based syndication firm Broadcast Architecture, including Senior VP Stuart Saunders, VP/Research Tim Schiavelli and VP/Hispanic Services Harold Austin.
Newsmax.com enters the syndication business adding Chad Wilkinson as Executive Producer of Programming and Tamara Karcev as Director of Affiliate Relations for radio programming. Former WABC-AM New York PD John Mainelli joins as a consultant. Newsmax starts with its online TV/video channel, “Newsmax TV” which is expanding to a full time online network. Next is the development of radio shows, for distribution to terrestrial radio.
The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network has become the first Catholic broadcaster to be added to iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio service. Under the deal, EWTN will now be available on the iHeartRadio platforms on the web, mobile devices, tablets and in automobiles.
Jelli the developer of real-time crowdsourcing playlists for stations, has hired radio veteran Fred Bennett as its first chief business development officer. Jelli says he’ll work with affiliates to expand distribution partnerships.
Univision Radio’s syndicated radio morning show, “The Luis Jimenez Show,” adds WKKB-FM (Latina 100.3 FM) Providence as its latest affiliate.