KFI/Los Angeles evening weekend host Mo’Kelly recently welcomed the one and only ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to the studios of Clear Channel’s Tinsletown News/Talker. The comedian/singer dropped by to chat about his latest album, Mandatory Fun — the 14th studio album recorded by the prince of pop music parody. Check out audio from their conversation HERE.
So says the Southern California Broadcasters Association in it’s latest SCBA White Paper Research Report, Consumer Response to Broadcast Radio Commercials vs. Digital and Social Media. The just published report is focused on new SCBA-commissioned research that compares the strong recall and attention by consumers to radio commercials and then compares that data to digital platforms. Commenting on the report, SCBA President Thom Callahan (pictured) said, ”The consumer clearly recalls and pays attention to radio commercials much more than to any digital, search engine, or social media ads. This new research survey showcases radio’s favorable commercial environment and effectiveness in a way that will surprise and delight both advertisers and the radio industry.” To read the full study click HERE.
During a recent visit to New York City, KSKY/Dallas morning host Mark Davis (left) dropped in for a chat with veteran talk host Steve Malzberg at his Newsmax TV studios. Davis has been on the road in support of his new book, Lonestar America: How Texas Can Save Our Country, featuring a foreward by Premiere Networks syndicated talker and FOX News Channel personality Sean Hannity … The NAB has produced and distributed Election 2014, a publication containing “a variety of ideas to help broadcasters increase voter registration and education, public service announcement (PSA) scripts and social media strategies that will help stations spread the word about the importance of electoral participation. By integrating election issues and candidate forums into broadcasters’ programming and online presence, stations are giving listeners and viewers the political knowledge they need to cast an informed vote.”
Bloomberg will soon launch a new station in San Francisco focused on content for and from the Bay Area’s tech and business community. We are searching for a Local Sales Manager “player/coach” to spearhead this exciting initiative. The successful candidate will have existing media ad sales management experience or aspire to sales management, and have strong client relationships in the Bay area and west coast. In addition, the Sales Manager must be well versed in the local agency landscape, as well as the powerful audience of tech and finance decision-makers. You’ll need 5+ years of recent and relevant media sales experience, ideally with a radio background, to qualify for this Bay Area gig. Learn more about the job’s details and how to apply online HERE (EOE).
KSRO 1350 & 103.5 FM/Santa Rosa, located in the heart of the magnificent Sonoma County Wine Country, has an immediate opening for a Producer for Sonoma County’s Morning News with Melanie Morgan. You’ll be responsible for organizing news content, booking interviews, editing sound for the show, contributing to social media platforms and much more. Email your resume and salary requirements to Ops Manager Jim Murphy HERE (EOE).
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KBYR/Anchorage, WLWI/Montgomery, AL and WCHV/Charlottesville, VA are all new affiliates of FreeTalk Live. Other recent affiliates of the nightly Talk Shows USA-syndicated program include WAMT/Orlando, KMET/Banning, CA, WGRV/Greeneville, TN, WNNG/Unadilla, GA, and WFPA/Ft. Payne, AL… KCAA/Loma Linda, CA and WOMI/Ownesboro, KY add the daily one-minute feature Car Care For The Clueless with Pam Oakes … 1280 AM & 99.3FM KIT/Yakima adds the weekly regionally syndicated Northwestern Outdoors Radio show … ESPN Radio will feature reports from all 32 NFL training camps in 12 hours tomorrow (7/26). All 32 of ESPN’s NFL Nation reporters will appear throughout the day, beginning at 8:30am with David Newton sharing updates from the Carolina Panthers’ camp.
ABC News Radio entertainment producer Joi-Marie McKenzie sat down with Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet to talk about his new partnership with Swiffer to encourage men to get clean. He also spoke about his hit ABC-TV show possibly winning another Emmy Award next month. If the show does take home the honor in the comedy category, it will tie Frasier’s all-time record of five awards.
WEEI/Boston morning show sidekick Kirk Minihane picked up pretty much where he left off on the topic of FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews when he returned from a week’s pre-planned vacation yesterday (7/23). Minihane (pictured), who previously issued a public apology for calling Andrews a “gutless b***h” following her interview with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright at the recent MLB All-Star Game, reiterated his regret for using the term in his post-All-Star game rant last week, but not for calling out Andrews on her reporting skills. “I used a word to reference Erin Andrews that I shouldn’t have used, I will completely cop to that,” Minihane said upon his return to WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan Show. “I said it, I admit it, that was a mistake.” But obviously not intending to back down for expressing his opinion on Andrews’ talent Minihane continued, “I think she stinks at her job. I don’t think she’s very smart — I don’t think she comes across as very smart. I think FOX only hired her because she’s good looking. I think if she weighed 15 pounds more she’d be a waitress at Perkins. That’s what I believe.” Hear the full audio from Wednesday morning’s show on the WEEI website HERE.
With Southern Californians on the front lines of the illegal immigrant crisis now happening along America’s southern border, veteran KFI/Los Angeles newsman Steve Gregory is teaming up with Univision Noticias Univision 34 television field reporter Oswaldo Borraez for a three hour special focusing on the hot-button issue that will air live on the Clear Channel News/Talker tomorrow (7/25) from 10am-1pm (PT). “The recent influx of unaccompanied child immigrants has triggered an onslaught of questions from affected border residents and local governments alike,” states a release from KFI as the genesis behind putting together the special show. “This news special will do a deep dive, not just interviewing those involved but also attempting to answer the tough questions surrounding this escalating situation.” Listeners outside of the L.A. region can check out KFI’s live stream of the show via iHeartRadio HERE.
As our Facebook friends and Twitter followers first learned late yesterday (7/23) afternoon, Premiere Networks has announced that Andy Dean (pictured), charter host of the network’s syndicated America Now, is stepping down from the show early next month to assume full-time management duties for his growing technology venture, ConnectPal.com. Premiere says details regarding a new host for the three year old nightly talk show will be announced after the Labor Day holiday. Meanwhile, Joe Pags, host of Premiere’s syndicated The Weekend, as well as The Joe Pags Show on WOAI-AM/San Antonio, KPRC-AM/Houston, KHOW-AM/Denver and KEX-AM/Portland, will serve as guest-host of America Now beginning Monday, August 11th. “Andy is a tremendous talent and we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past three years with America Now,” said Premiere Networks President Julie Talbott. “We wish him all the best as he starts this new chapter of his career.” Friends and colleagues can reach Andy directly at ConnectPal HERE.
The Wall Street Journal & MarketWatch Radio Networks have rolled out two new mobile apps as the latest move in the network’s continuing efforts to “move our audio content into the digital age.” You can check out the apps HERE … CBS Radio Press Representative Allison Mandara is leaving her post at the end of the day tomorrow (7/25) after a seven year run with the company. Friends and colleagues can reach Allison HERE … Greater Media/Philadelphia inks a multi-year deal with Temple University media rights holder Learfield Sports naming Sports/Talker 95.7 The Fanatic (WPEN-FM) as the official radio home of Temple Owls football, beginning with the upcoming 2014 college football season … Speaking of ’The Fanatic,’ NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley (pictured) — who spent 8 seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers — will co-host the station’s Mike Missanelli Show tomorrow (7/25) from 2-6pm (ET). Hear the show streamed live HERE … CBS Local Media has entered into an agreement to acquire Eventful, Inc. a digital media company that “connects consumers with information on millions of concerts, movies listings and local events by using its proprietary algorithms to aggregate, and deliver an ever-growing volume of content from across the United States and around the world.”