Talks are opening today between Sirius XM Radio and Opie & Anthony for a contract renewal, revealed super agent Bob Eatman on their program today. A conference call to begin discussions is scheduled for this afternoon with Sirius XM President of Entertainment & Sports Scott Greenstein. The talks come less than a week after Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazinappeared on their program to reassure O&A that he wants them to be a part of the newly merged satellite radio companies. Eatman also revealed that CBS Radio is waiting to see if O&A's new Sirius XM deal will keep them on terrestrial radio. If it does, then he suggested that O&A will likely make a return to WYSP/Philadelphia. The Philly rock outlet has been running a music intensive morning show since Kidd Chris was fired for airing a racist song on his program and has been reluctant to bring back O&A until their new deal is finalized.
On the heels of her exit from Emmis'WQHT (Hot 97)/New York on July 3, "Miss Jones in the Morning" has just been removed from the lineup of Radio One Urban WPHI (100.3 the Beat)/Philadelphia. Jonesy's last day was Monday morning (8/4) with the show being replaced by, "The Morning Beat," an all-music morning show. Jonesy also has a reality show in development that is set to debut on BET.
RCA Music Group takes the wraps off its new label, Black Seal. The new imprint will headed by RMG SVP A&R/Marketing Matt Shay and will be distributed via RED. Strokes guitarist AlbertHammond Jr.'s Como Te Llama? is the initial release on Black Seal.
Universal Republic Records enters into a distribution agreement with Ironworks Music. Ironworks founding partners are actor/producer Kiefer Sutherland and singer/songwriter/producer Jude Cole.
After a brief four week stint, veteran radio talent Don Geronimo exits Triple A WOCM/Salisbury-Ocean City. Geronimoís two hour shift (
) will now be absorbed by PD Skip Dixxon who can be heard from