Tuesday's radiothon at Clear Channel-Nashville raised over $240,000 for flood relief in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. CC-Nashville OM Rich Davis said, "We have a lot of fun on these stations, give away a lot of cool stuff and provide content, information, and music that enrich the lives of our audiences but none of that compares to what we were able to accomplish with the Radiothon to help our community. Kudos to my team and our great listeners." "The generosity of our listeners and Client-Partners NEVER ceases to amaze me. They are the BEST and the work done on Tuesday will benefit many of our friends who are suffering," adds VP/Market Manager Tom English. "This and the coverage provided during the storms are tremendous examples of the power of free, local radio." WSIX afternoon drive co-host Big D, also of the Big D & Bubba nationally syndicated Country morning show, captured and produced a video of the heart-wrenching and compelling reality of this circumstance, along with the efforts of the CC-Nashville station employees. The video can be seen here.
Former CHR KSMB/Lafayette APD/MD Chris Reed joins crosstown CHR/Rhythmic KHXT for nights. Also at KHXT, MD DJ Digital shifts to afternoons.
WRXP (101.9 RXP "The New York Rock Experience")/New York promotes overnight team Brian and Chris to weeknights 7p-midnight, which was left open after MD Brian Phillips moved into afternoons. "From the Basement with Brian & Chris" has been airing overnights on 'RXP for the past year. Brian D’Aurelio is the Director of Marketing and Digital Media and Chris Nadler is the Lifestyle Engagement Director for the Emmis-New York cluster. "Brian and Chris live and breathe the music and have been integral parts of 101.9 RXP since its launch," said PD LeslieFram. "Don’t ever let it be said that you can’t find treasures in the basement!"
According to a new SNL Kagan report, CBS Interactive topped the list of Internet radio revenue generators in 2009, with $550 million. MySpaceMusic and parent company News Corp. came in second with roughly $490 million, followed by Clear Channel with $175 million. In total, Internet radio brought in over $1.25 billion last year, according to SNL Kagan's data.
Entercom Communications has selected jacAPPS, the mobile application division of Jacobs Media, to produce apps for iPhones and iPod Touch devices for 78 of the company’s 110 radio stations. "The decision by Entercom to select jacAPPS marks the next step in our extraordinary growth as a mobile app development company," remarks Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs. "We have been built apps for some great broadcasters around the world, and we appreciate Entercom acknowledging the quality of our team and their craftwork. We applaud Entercom for recognizing the value of the mobile space and the importance of creating great digital strategies in this rapidly changing environment." Entercom’s apps will begin appearing in the iTunes App Store in early May.
Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) is once again in compliance with the NASDAQ $1 minimum price for its stocks and will continue to be listed on the stock exchange.