Veteran radio news pro Steve Gregory (left), who currently serves as a special assignment reporter for KFI/Los Angeles (after taking an extended leave from the iHeartMedia News/Talker last May to care for his ailing mother), hangs with KFI evening host Tim Conway Jr., during a birthday bash for Tim held at SoCal’s Morongo Casino. During the listener event, Gregory was surprised with the presentation of a California State Assembly resolution — signed by both sides of the political aisle in Sacramento — for his contributions to journalism and the L.A. community.
Cumulus Media/Nashville’s station cluster brought the community together this week at the city’s Nissan Stadium, where thousands of holiday toys for kids and gifts for seniors in need were donated by listeners at the 9th annual Toy Field event benefitting The Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angel Program.
WMAL/Washington, DC’s 13th annual Fisher House Radiothon, benefiting the Fisher House Foundation, raised over $491,000 during last weekend’s record-setting two-day broadcast. Since the yearly Radiothon’s inception, WMAL listeners have donated some $5.4 million to help Fisher House build homes-away-from-home for family members of injured servicemen and women undergoing treatment and rehabilitation at military medical facilities nationwide. Pictured broadcasting live from DC’s Fashion Centre at Pentagon City are (L-R) WMAL talk hosts Larry O’Connor, Chris Plante, and Brian Wilson.
That’s ABC News Radio correspondent Alex Stone reporting live for affiliates from the tragic scene of that warehouse fire in Oakland, CA last weekend that killed at least 36 people attending an EDM rave party. An additional two dozen resident-artists also reportedly lived and worked in the building which ironically was known to the local arts community as The Ghost Ship.
ABC News Radio entertainment correspondent David Blaustein recently chatted with actress Katie Holmes about her new movie All We Had. The film that marks Holmes’ directorial debut.
Following a year of ongoing health issues, Terry Boers — the longtime co-host of AM 670 The Score’s afternoon show Boers & Bernstein and a member of the original ‘Score’ lineup — has announced he’ll retire just after the New Year, ending a 25-year run on the CBS Radio/Chicago Sports/Talker. “I’m 66 years old and I’m going to retire, leaving behind one of the greatest jobs you can have — talking sports, movies, TV and life for five hours a day on a station I couldn’t be prouder of,” said Boers in a ‘good-bye’ noted posted at the WSCR website. “This has been the time of my life. Thanks for the ride.” Read Boer’s full statement HERE.
While 96.5 The Answer (KHTE/Little Rock) afternoon drive host Dave Elswick extended his Thanksgiving weekend holiday into Monday of this week, he managed to talk Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin into filling-in for him on the Salem Media Group-operated News/Talker.
How does at least one Talk radio host take a break from the daily storm of controversy and craziness in this presidential election year? By busting out a few moves and singing with Elvis, of course! That’s KXNT/Las Vegas morning host, part-time singer and ‘Sin City’ native Heidi Harris pictured above, as she recently guest-hosted Legends In Concert — the longest-running show in her hometown’s history.
Cumulus Media/Des Moines recently held a world record-setting ‘FriendsGiving’ event to raise awareness and collect donations of food and clothing for area residents in need on this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More than 600 people turned out for the event that reportedly set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Number of People Breaking Bread — all while enjoying a traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie.. A shout-out to Cumulus Media/Des Moines Director of Marketing Elizabeth Stewart, who organized the fundraising feast that benefited Hope Ministries, a local nonprofit that feeds some 450+ people a day.
As the NFL rolled into Mexico City last night (11/21) for a south-of-the-border Monday Night Football face-off between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans, Compass Media Networks Executive Producer/General Manager Michelle Salvatore grabbed this classic photo moment with three legendary Raiders — Lincoln Kennedy, Tom Flores and Jim Plunkett. The current edition of the Raiders won last night’s game 27-20. 2016 marks the 8th year of Compass Media Networks radio rights partnership with the team.