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A new interview in the New York Times checks in with U2 as they prepare for a series of arena shows. However, Bono says he is still healing from his bike crash in New York last year. Most of his remaining injuries are in his left hand and forearm, and still cannot play guitar. “It feels like I have somebody else’s hand,” he said, adding that his forearm and elbow are "all numb" and titanium, adding that "The shoulder’s better, the face is better.”
The feature also gives a look into the setup for U2's next tour. The band is aiming to play two sets, with an intermission. The first set would essentially be identical each night, with changes in the second set. A triple platform stage has been built, with the sound system fixed to the ceiling rather than the traditional placement around the stage.
Their now-infamous iTunes release of last year's Song Of Innocence was discussed as well. Bono's longtime friend and collaborator Gavin Friday is involved in the production of the tour and told the Times, "The way the album was released, Apple overshadowed the whole thing, so the album was never really listened to. I was told to make the song really real.”
U2's Innocence + Experience Tour begins in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 14, with dates set well into November around the world. In a recently recorded interview, Bono revealed that U2 is planning to play their homeland of Ireland around Christmastime.
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EJ Tyler Makes Bakersfield Return On KGFM American General Media's KGFM has announce the return E.J. Tyler to the Bakersfield Radio Market. E.J. is no stranger to listeners in Bakersfield, as he spent nearly a decade in the city, many of those years in Morning Drive radio. EJ will bring his creativity, expertise in the Hot Adult Contemporary format and natural wit to the airwaves beginning Monday, April 18.
iHeartMedia San Francisco Announces The New 98.1 The Breeze iHeartMedia San Francisco has announced the launch of 98.1 The Breeze, a Soft Adult Contemporary station featuring relaxing favorites at work. The station is a re-branding of Rhythmic Oldies KISQ (98.1 Kiss FM).
WLTW/New York Renews Midday Talent Helen Little
iHEARTMEDIA AC WLTW (106.7 LITE FM )/NEW YORK CITY renews its deal with midday talent HELEN LITTLE for another three years. LITTLE has worked in the NEW YORK market since 1994 doing middays at WBLS and eventually rising to Dir./Urban Programming for AM/FM and OM of WUSL (POWER 99)/PHILADELPHIA.
KOST/Los Angeles' Ellen K Partners With Thrive Causemetics To Benefit Cancer Patients
iHEARTMEDIA AC KOST (103.5 FM)/LOS ANGELES morning show host ELLEN K announces a partnership with THRIVE CAUSEMETICS, a cosmetics company dedicated to supporting women with cancer. As part of the partnership, KOST 103.5 and THRIVE CAUSEMETICS will offer female listeners who are undergoing cancer treatment a complimentary makeover to improve their confidence and self-esteem.
KKMJ (Majic 95.5)/Austin, TX, Taps Ryan 'Ryno' Kliesch For Mornings
ENTERCOM AC KKMJ (MAJIC 95.5)/AUSTIN, TX, has named RYAN "RYNO" KLIESCH the new morning host (5:30-10a CT), starting MONDAY, APRIL 11th. RYAN previously hosted mornings on LINCOLN NATIONAL Country KYGO (98.5)/DENVER, and prior to that, spent 10 years on iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 WRVW (107.5 THE RIVER) and iHEARTMEDIA Country WSIX (THE BIG 98)/NASHVILLE.
KOST/Los Angeles Names Ryan Manno Sr. Producer For The Ellen K Morning Show
KOST 103.5/Los Angeles has announced that Ryan Manno has been named the new Senior Producer for The Ellen K Morning Show, effective immediately. The Ellen K Morning Show broadcasts on weekday mornings from 5 – 10 a.m. Manno will also serve as an on-air contributor for KOST 103.5.
As Senior Producer and On-Air Contributor Manno will be responsible for morning show guests, on-air and digital content, and audio production. Manno previously served as a weekend on-air personality for Los Angeles sister station ALT 98.7 and as midday host for ALT 102.9 in Seattle. Born in Chicago, Manno began his career in the market as an on-air personality and producer. He also hosted NBC Chicago’s JBTV, during which time the show earned two Emmy Award nominations.
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