Just Don’t Call Me “Doogie”
October 25, 2014

Actor Neil Patrick Harris joined Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean for a recent edition of SiriusXM’s Town Hall series. Harris talked with Bean about his multi-faceted career that has included Broadway, television and films, including his latest movie, Gone Girl – in a performance we guarantee will make you forget that cute little kid who played Doogie Houser on TV.

Are Your Ready For Some ‘Mobile’ Football?
October 24, 2014

Another fall weekend is just about to kick-off, and for many listeners that means one thing — football! eMarketer reports on a recent new poll taken by RadiumOne that says NFL fans are adding mobile devices to their game-day routines in big numbers. The poll found that some 71% of U.S. football fans (ages 18-74) engage with the mobile devices on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, with more than half of respondents reporting that they do so five or more times on those days. So just what are football fans doing with that second screen? 54% said they used their mobile device to text during games, while 41% said they log on to social media. Meanwhile, over nine-in-ten respondents (91%) said they have from one to three football apps on their smartphone, with 8% reporting they had four or more. Read more HERE.

NTS MediaOnline Today “Gig Alerts”
October 24, 2014

KMBZ/Kansas City has an immediate opening for a Morning Show Executive News Producer. This is a unique opportunity for someone with great writing skills, an appetite for everything news, and the desire to create exclusive content each and everyday. Candidates need to have a news background and a good understanding of news-wheel operations. Reporting experience is a plus. Kansas City’s Morning News and KMBZ are committed to finding the right person to fill this position. If you have what it takes, send a resume, along with anything else that will make you shine HERE. (EOE)

Hubbard Radio all-newser WTOP/Washington is on the hunt for a full-time news writer. A four-year degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field is preferred, plus you will need 3-5 years of reporting, writing, and editing experience to qualify. You’ll also need to be a level-headed team player who is able to work well in a fast-paced environment under constant deadline pressure. Get application details and more info about this prime opening at one of America’s most admired radio stations HERE. (EOE).

Cumulus Media/Little Rock — home of News/Talker KARN and the Arkansas Radio Network — is looking for its next great News Anchor/Producer to join Arkansas’ largest radio newsroom! You’ll need to be a great news writer and multi-tasker, anchoring newscasts on Newsradio 102.9 KARN and on the statewide Arkansas Radio Network. You’ll also contribute to KARN’s live morning and/or afternoon drive talk shows. Nights and weekends required. Email your resume, broadcast writing samples and air checks, with “Little Rock News” in the subject line, HERE. (EOE).

Got a gig open? Seeking your next opportunity? Email details and your contact information to us HERE and NTS MediaOnline Today will publish your information free-of-charge here in our weekly “Gig Alerts” as a service to all Talk media professionals.

 

Digital Talk Media News Notes
October 24, 2014

Paris, France-based worldwide digital streaming music service Deezer announced today that it will acquire Stitcher, the San Francisco-based personalized Internet Talk radio and mobile audio provider. Stitcher currently carries 8 of the top 10 broadcast radio talk shows, content from more than 12,000 providers and is enabled for the connected dashboard in more than 50 automobile models from BMW, Ford, GM, Jaguar and Mazda. It’s also available via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto … Former WIBA/Madison host Mitch Henck (pictured) — who got ‘RIF’d’ at the iHeartMedia-owned News/Talker this past June after a 12-year run — will launch a new daily online talk show on Monday (10/27). The Mitch Henck Show will stream from 8-11am (CT) weekdays at MitchHenck.comiHeartRadio joins the lineup of Apple’s new CarPlay, placing the popular smartphone app directly into the automobile dashboard … The previously announced debut of Jenny McCarthy’s new daily SiriusXM show – Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy — happens Monday on the satellite radio service’s Stars channel, from 10am-noon (ET).

Sports/Talk News Notes
October 24, 2014

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (r) co-hosted ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike earlier this week,  joining Mike Greenberg (l) and Mike Golic in the studioThe trio discussed a variety of topics including the ongoing 2014 World Series, Major League Baseball’s pace of play, Pete Rose, PEDs, locker room dynamics, and more … NBCSportsRadio.com will launch its first-ever digital-only show offering, The 2 Robbies ‘Football’ Show, this weekend. The weekly one-hour Premier League-focused program, hosted by NBC Sports Group analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, debuts tomorrow (10/25) at 5pm (ET). It will stream live from the NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, CTKVAS/Portland, OR adds Where Are They Now with Ahmad Rashad. The daily 60-second feature is syndicated by Envision Networks on a reported 100+ affiliates nationwide.

Rapid Fire Conversation
October 24, 2014

KTTH/Seattle recently hosted an evening of conversation and commentary on the subject of gun rights at Seattle University’s Pigott Auditorium. Pictured on stage at the sold out event are (L-R): Dave Ross, host at Bonneville/Seattle sister News/Talker KIRO-FM; Washington CeaseFire! President Ralph Fascitelli; KTTH host Ben Shapiro; and Seattle-based Salem Radio Network host Michael Medved.

 

Zap! You’re Sterile
October 23, 2014

When KFI/Los Angeles evening host Tim Conway, Jr. heard that there was an Ebola-zapping robot prowling the halls at a nearby Orange County, CA hospital, he decided to invite “Neil” (named after astronaut Neil Armstrong) and the germ-killing robot’s pal, Dr. Ray Casiari, to the KFI studios for a visit and a germ sweep. The robot, which was developed by San Antonio-based Xenex, looks a bit like a droid straight out of a Star Wars casting call. Using Xenon, the robot emits ultraviolet C-light, which, as Casiari explained to Conway, kills viruses, bacteria and even spores. When the time came for “Neil” to clean KFI’s Burbank broadcast studios, Conway and fellow KFI host Mark Thompson were required to vacate the premises, because the bright disinfecting light can damage the human eye. Local L.A. FOX Television affiliate KTTV has video of the rare public appearance by the germ-killing robot at the iHeartMedia News/Talker’s studios HERE.

Talk Media News Notes
October 23, 2014

Independently syndicated talk host Dave Ramsey (pictured) and his daughter Rachel Cruze are teaming with Fathom Events to bring their ongoing Legacy Journey Live! event tour to some 600 movie screens across the country on November 19th, at 7pm local time. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online HERE … The National Association of Broadcasters has promoted Curtis Legeyt to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Public Policy. In his expanded role, LeGeyt will serve as the NAB’s principal liaison to the White House and executive departments, while also maintaining his current responsibilities for Congressional advocacy and political strategy in the NAB’s Government Relations department … DEPARTMENT OF “DOH!” In a story appearing in yesterday’s NTS MediaOnline Today (10/22) our finger went a little heavy on the zero key, resulting in a report that said the Imus Ranch in New Mexico is 24,000 acres. OK, so the I-Man’s cowboy digs in the Land of Enchantment aren’t quite that big, but his non-profit ranch (that was just put on the market for sale) is still a pretty darn substantial spread at 2,400 acres. We regret any confusion from our error.

Dick Morris Plans To Check-Out At WPHT
October 23, 2014

Former Bill Clinton campaign operative, turned conservative political pundit and Talk radio host, Dick Morris told his WPHT/Philadelphia listeners yesterday (10/22) that he will leave the show and the station following Election Day next month. Morris reportedly said he’s leaving because he wants to devote more of his future time campaigning for Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election. CBS Radio/Philadelphia President/Market Manager Marc Rayfield told the Philadelphia Daily News’ ”Philly Gossip” column that Morris has done “a great job” for the News/Talker and that an announcement about the future of the station’s 3-6pm slot is pending. Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that Sabo Media CEO Walter Sabo had been seen around the halls at WPHT recently, fueling speculation the longtime Talk consultant might be getting involved with the station. Rayfield said he was “unaware” of Sabo having been in the building. Read more HERE.

Sports/Talk News Notes
October 23, 2014

Genesis Communications’ Sunshine State Sports simulcast, SportsTalk Florida, is set to launch The Front Office, a new daily noon-3pm (ET) show hosted by Tom ‘The GM’ Veit. The show debuts Monday (10/27) on WHBO/Tampa and WHOO/OrlandoYahoo! Sports Radio network analysts and Sports Flash anchors are now airing on new Los Angeles Sports/Talker 980 The Beast. The network will provide custom Los Angeles-centric Sports Flash news updates daily, in addition to regular appearances on the station from NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, MLB Analyst Jeff Passan and Yahoo! Sports Radio host and NFL Analyst Sean Salisbury … Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University Blue Devils and the USA Basketball Men’s National Team, will debut the 10th season of his weekly SiriusXM show, Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, tonight at 6pm (ET) on the satcaster’s College Sports Nation channel.