Premiere Networks Coast To Coast AM host George Noory was recently featured on CBS 2/Los Angeles’ local TV newscast to chat about that mysterious light in the sky that was seen by millions of southern Californian’s last weekend, with reports of sightings from as far away as southern Arizona. The widely reported sightings that freaked a lot of folks out have since been explained by military officials as a planned missile test. However Noory (pictured) says not everyone is convinced that the government’s explanation is the real story, least of all many fans of his nightly nationally syndicated Talk radio show. “People believe — primarily — that we’re being visited by extra terrestrials from all over the universe,” he told CBS 2 News reporter Brittney Hopper. So…. just what does Noory think the mysterious light in the night sky really was? Find out HERE.
That’s Dave Graveline (right) giving a thumbs-up that he’s all mic’d up and set to broadcast his long running weekly syndicated Into Tomorrow program this weekend from Innovate!, CTA’s yearly industry conference, and CES Unveiled New York, where Dave reports he got a “sneak peak” at some of the exhibitors that we’ll be seeing in Las Vegas next year for CES 2016 … Beginning Monday (11/16) suburban Philadelphia’s AM 1360 WNJC/Washington Township, NY adds Yahoo! Sports Radio and will air YSR network shows weekday evenings, overnights and weekends … Steppin’ Out Radio — the long running, weekly 12-step radio show produced by Powerful Radio Productions — announces the program’s return to iTunes. Click HERE to add the show to your iOS device … On January 4th, 2016, Moody Radio will launch Equipped with Chris Brooks, a new live, one-hour program hosted by Chris Brooks, Dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Michigan since 2013 and also senior pastor of Evangel Ministries in the heart of Detroit.
This weekend (11/14), Salem Media Group/Chicago News/Talker AM 560 The Answer (WIND) will host Freedom Summit 2015, an all-day event “featuring speeches and workshops on issues related to preserving American freedom.” Headlining the Summit will be Premiere Networks syndicated Talk radio host and FOX News Channel personality Sean Hannity (pictured), along with Salem Radio Network host Hugh Hewitt and bestselling author and conservative political pundit Ann Coulter. FOX News National Security Analyst KT McFarland will open the event on Saturday morning with an address focused on foreign policy. Also scheduled to appear are Townhall.com authors Guy Benson and Katie Pavlich. “We’re excited to welcome the hundreds of listeners who will be joining us for this event,” said AM 560 General Manager Jeff Reisman. “This election represents a critical turning point for our nation, and Freedom Summit provides a chance to dig deep on the important issues facing all of us.”
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), producer of the NAB Show and Content & Communications World (CCW), is rebranding the CCW event as the NAB Show New York. Attracting some 7,000 attendees annually and showcasing a full range of next-generation technology for media and entertainment professionals, the newly named NAB Show New York is going on today and tomorrow at the Javits Convention Center in New York City … Steal This Idea: Some 25 speakers will participate at KNX/Los Angeles’ A Sandwich Generation Forum & Resource Expo, an event designed to offer guidance for people facing the rapidly growing and complex challenges of caregiving for aging parents and growing children. The free event takes place this Saturday, November 14th, from 9am-3pm at the Burbank Airport Marriott Convention Center … Get Well Wishes: To retired WTOP/Washington VP News and Programming and longtime News radio veteran and consultant Jim Farley (pictured above in a hospital bed ‘selfie’), who reports on his Facebook page that he’s “recovering from successful surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Feeling pretty good and hoping to get sprung this afternoon.”
WBAP/Dallas evening host Chris Krok grabbed a souvenir photo (left) with actor John Krasinski (The Office) at the recently held 2015 AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, where Krasinski served as the race’s Grand Marshal. Krok is celebrating his 3rd year partnering with the track, where year “Krok and His Flock” offered listeners a chance to get a tour of the Sprint Cup Series Garage, a concert with Sammy Hagar and the opportunity to hold the American flag during the National Anthem, all before watching the race … iHeartMedia Communities, the community engagement brand of iHeartMedia, along with News/Talker KFI/Los Angeles, will host their fifth KFI Radiothon to help Caterina’s Club continue to provide some 1,700 local “motel kids” — low-income children living in area motels — a nutritionally balanced meal seven nights a week/365 days a year. To date, Caterina’s Club has served more than one million meals to hungry children. All of KFI’s personalities will join the 17-hour broadcast including: Bill Handel, Aron Bender, Bill Carroll, Gary Hoffman, Shannon Farren, John Kobylt & Ken Chiampou, Neil Saavedra, Mo’ Kelly, Monique Marvez, Tim Conway Jr. and more.
Compass Media Networks inks a multi-year contract extension that will keep Gordon Deal (right) in the anchor chair of CMN’s daily syndicated This Morning: America’s First News. This month marks Deal’s 10th anniversary as host of the program that was originally part of the lineup of the now defunct Wall Street Journal Radio Network. When budget cuts at WSJ threatened to end the show, Compass Media Networks stepped in and assumed full control and production of the daily program last January, retaining Deal, hiring Jennifer Kushinka as news anchor and continuing Michael Gavin’s role as executive producer and contributor. Compass reports that This Morning: America’s First News currently is currently heard on 300+ broadcast radio affiliates nationwide, airing in 95 of the Top 100 markets.
Alpha Media/Portland, OR Sports/Talker 750 & 102.9 The Game (KXTG-AM&FM) has signed up as a charter affiliate of UNDENIABLE with Joe Buck, a new intimate, long-form weekly program featuring one-on-one interviews by Buck with the sports world’s most notable icons. The one-hour show, produced and syndicated by AT&T/DirecTV, debuts nationwide on November 19th … KFXR/Dallas, WBQO/St. Simons Island, GA and KTOX/Needles, CA add the long running show, Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk, syndicated by Talk Shows USA … That’s Leslie Segrete (pictured), co-host of the Talk Shows USA-syndicated The Money Pit Home Improvement Show, grabbing a ‘selfie’ with Tom Silva and Richard Trethewey from This Old House, the long running TV show that just wrapped it’s 36th season. This Old House cast members appear regularly on The Money Pit with Leslie and the weekly radio show’s founder and co-host Tom Kraeutler.
Westwood One News is offering stations an 11-part series of original content about the men and women who make up the U.S. veteran population. The series of 60-second features — reported and produced by Westwood One News national security correspondent and anchor Chas Henry, a combat-decorated veteran and former captain of the U.S. Marine Corp — is available to stations for broadcast on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. They’ll also be available on demand on audioBoom as part of the Westwood One podcast and on-demand platform … The Military Appreciation Channel (MAC) at San Diego-based RadioActiveBroadcasting.net is also marking Veteran’s Day with special programming. MAC offers some 144 show for and about those who have served, and who are currently serving, in the various branches of the U.S. Military year round HERE.
KGO/San Francisco host Ronn Owens — who last week was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame — checked in to say that while he was thrilled and honored to be among the Class of 2015, he was even more excited to get some good news on the health front: “As wonderful as the NRHOF induction feels, it takes second place to the successful results I received from my DBS surgery last week,” Ronn told NTS MediaOnline Today. “Almost all my Parkinsons symptoms have disappeared!” … WFED/Washington, DC personality Francis Rose is among several budget-related cutbacks announced at ‘Federal News Radio’ and Hubbard sister all-newser WTOP, that also included Digital chief John Meyer, evening producer and transportation reporter Ari Ashe and producer Matt Wingfield. Rose (pictured), who had a nine-year run with the station, says he’s actively seeking his next opportunity in the nation’s capitol, adding that he plans to “stay involved with the federal community by writing at www.FrancisRose.com, moderating events, and continuing to connect people with useful information at www.Facebook.com/frosedc and on Twitter @FRoseDC.“
iHeartMedia regionally syndicated morning team Armstrong & Getty are hosting their 5th annual fundraiser for Fisher House all this week (through Friday, November 13th) to commemorate Veteran’s Day. Over the past four years, Jack Armstrong’s and Joe Getty’s listeners have donated more than $1.7 million to build new Fisher House ‘comfort homes’ on the grounds of VA and military medical centers to help bring military families together as their loved ones receive medical treatment. This year, the goal is to raise an additional $500,000 for Fisher House and surpass the $2 million mark. “Not all battles are fought on the battlefield,” said Fisher House founder Ken Fisher. “A medical crisis, the most personal battle of all, can attack a loved one unexpectedly at any time. This can result in panic and confusion when the family is forced to find a place to stay in a strange city. Providing a home away from home, free of charge, near their loved one’s bedside, allows these families to focus on what matters most. We thank Armstrong & Getty and their listeners for helping us help the families of our wounded warriors.”
iHeartMedia is joining with FOX Business Network (FBN) and FOX News Channel (FNC) to broadcast the upcoming Republican presidential debates to News/Talk radio stations nationwide. The partnership kicks off on November 10th as two GOP debates take place in Milwaukee, with a primetime debate (9pm/ET) for candidates polling at least 2.5% in the four most recent national polls, preceded by the undercard of remaining candidates at 6pm. Presented in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal, and sanctioned by the Republican National Committee (RNC), the FBN primetime debate will be moderated by the network’s Managing Editor of Business News Neil Cavuto (pictured) and Global Markets Editor Maria Bartiromo, along with WSJ Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker. More than 130 iHeartMedia News/Talk radio stations nationwide and the company’s national digital radio platform iHeartRadio are scheduled to broadcast the event.
In a related news item, iHeartMedia also reports they’ve teamed up with Rock The Vote, the non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing registration and voter turnout. Over the next 12 months, iHeartMedia and Rock the Vote say they “will closely cover all aspects of the election process and offer unique opportunities for listeners to get involved.”