At Radio One CHR WNOU/Indianapolis PD Leo Baldwin hands out some well deserved promotions as MD/middayer Reka rises to APD, while afternoon host Stick On The Radio adds MD duties."I am very excited for both of these promotions!" Baldwin tells FMQB. "Reka has been part of Radio Now 100.9 for several years and a huge help to me since I arrived in November. Stickís PPM experience and knowledge will be an asset as we continue to grow Radio Now in the future." Stick also shared his excitement with FMQB, "I feel honored and grateful to work along side Leo Baldwin and Jay Stevens on co-architecturing the evolving sound of Radio Now 100.9. People here are truly passionate about this brand and I'm thrilled to be part of it's legacy and continue to forge forward in our ever shrinking music industry."
Due to budget concerns, the Atlanta-based syndicated Bert Show loses Wendy Adams, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mandy Scott joins CHR KQCH/Omaha for middays. Scott most recently was morning co-host at Rock WRXW/Jackson. Additionally, night talent JJ Ryan picks up MD responsibilities.
Dan "Kennedy" Baisden is named PD at AC WAJI/FT. Wayne. Baisden, who takes over for longtime PD Barb Richards, starts on July 5. Richards will remain with the station.
Clear Channel Outdoor CEO William Eccleshare said on Monday that the company is interested in buying CBS Corp.'s outdoor billboard division. Eccleshare said that "We'll look at it," according to Bloomberg, adding "Everyone is going to be looking at it and sizing it up, seeing if thereís value to be had." The Wall Street Journal recently reported that CBS is seeking $6 billion for its outdoor unit.
Spotify introduces free streaming services for the iPhone and iPad, in a move seen as a challenge to Pandora. Spotify will also let its users create their own "stations" selecting their favorite artists and songs. Bloomberg notes that this new feature allows Spotify to pay out a lower royalty rate, as Pandora does, when it comes to its user-curated stations.
Marketron, a provider of business software solutions and services for the media industry, has announced a partnership with the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB). The companies have integrated RAB Account Manager with the Marketron Mediascape Platform. This integration enables RAB Account Manager customers to connect with any Marketron traffic and billing solution.
Fourteen new vehicle models from nine brands featuring HD Radio technology have landed, or will land soon, at auto dealerships across the country: The 2013 Cadillac XTS; the 2013 Ford Escape; the 2012 Hyundai Azera; the 2013 Lexus GS, RX and LX; the 2013 Mazda CX-5; the 2012 Porsche Cayenne, Panamera and 911; the 2013 Scion FR-S and iQ; the 2013 Subaru BRZ and the 2013 Toyota Venza.