Pandora extends their footprint to reach Satellite radio by getting their own channel on Sirius XM.
Katz Media group does some good for the Broadcasters Foundation of America… they’ve raised a boatload of money for the goodwork they do.
Promotions at labels and new program directors all across our fair industry for a Friday.
And Ryan Kramer tees up a weekend mix tape for your listening pleasure.
It’s a shockingly slow news day… like, we’re watching paint dry around here on the last day before vacation… so let’s do this thing already. It’s the Radio Daily for Friday April 5, 2019.
P R E S E N T I N G S P O N S O R S
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S E G M E N T O N E
For starters… this will be the last RadioDaily episode before a brief hiatus, as we head out on our long awaited honeymoon. We’ll take a break for a couple weeks then be back with the full blown launch after we return and get all our ducks back in a row!
Meanwhile, some news…
Sirius XM debuted a Pandora channel for its satellite and online subscribers yesterday. Pandora Now, a programmed and uncensored channel covers many different genres of music, from pop to hip hop, dance and latin. It’s available on Sirius Channel 3.
Katz Media Group raised over $45,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation of America with their 10th annual company membership drive., bringing the total raised over those years to more than $350,000 for the Stu Olds Memorial Fund, named for their former CEO. The foundation provides aid to those in the industry that need assistance for various reasons. You can get details and donate yourself online at broadcastersfoundation.org.
Late yesterday came word that former Bonneville and Hubbard President Bruce Reese has died at the age of 70. He served as Bonneville’s President from 96 to 2010, then segued over to Hubbard with the sale of a handful of stations and stayed there till 2014. He since served as an advisor to the company. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Here’s transaction details for any programmers who aspire to be owners someday… The stations in the Wichita KS area sold by Rocking M Media to Matt Baty and Tommy Castor’s group called Allied Media went for $6.1 Million. Not too shabby.
Up next, there’s a ton of industry moves to report, so we’re going to get after it ASAP … a look at Jockline is next in the RadioDaily.
S E G M E N T T W O
This is Jockline … powered by the Mouth. Broadcast Media’s daily mix of top news and information. Don’t forget Morning Show Boot Camp 31 is coming up again in August – the 8th and 9th at the amazing Swissotel in Chicago. Registration and details are available now – online at morningshowbootcamp.com.
Y100 in Miami has found their new PD, effective immediately. Welcome to America, Taylor Jukes, formerly of Bell Media in Toronto. She aserved as the Senior Mgr of National Content for the Canadian division of iHeartRadio and was the PD of Virgin Radio Toronto prior to that gig.
Radio One Philly names veteran PD Jay Dixon to that post for three of their stations. He’s been a consultant most recently, for KBLX in San Francisco and for Emmis in New York the last five years.
Warner Music Nashville has promoted Cris Lacy and Ben Kline to EVP A&R and EVP and GM, respectively. Also, Scott Hendricks gets a new title as EVP A&R and Creative Advisor. All three report to Chairman and CEO John Esposito.
After 25 years at Saga Communciations in De Moines Iowa, OM/PD Scot Allen is leaving the biz to become VP of Marketing for a local insurance company. Best of luck to Scott in his new adventures.
Country artist Luke Combs and songwriter Jonathon Singleton have launched a new venture called 50 Egg Music. It’ll focus on new publishing and artist development.
670 the Score in Chicago has named Matt Speigel as host of its Sunday morning show called Hit & Run. That’s Entercom’s WSCR-AM and Matt’s prior home for a weekday midday show from 2009 to 2018.
If you or someone you know is on the move, let us know online at TheRadioDaily.com. Ryan Kramer gives you some music notes to think about over the weekend… next in The RadioDaily.
F E A T U R E I N T R O
C R E D I T S / W R A P U P
This full episode has been a presentation of the Radio Daily, copyright 2019. The main title VO for this episode was Gary McClenaghan, and the main feature contributor was Ryan Kramer. You too can record those main titles and/or submit a feature for inclusion in an upcoming episode of the podcast. Find the details at TheRadioDaily.com. For Gary, for Kramer and for me, Chris Kelly… Thanks for listening, catch you after our honeymoon hiatus for more brand new episodes of the RadioDaily.