In Brief - January 18, 2013
January 18, 2013

Beasley CHR/Rhythmic WRDW (Wired 96.5)/Philadelphia MD/afternoon host DJ Grooves exits. Grooves will still produce his syndicated weekly In The Mix With Grooves show, which will continued to be heard on WRDW as well as 25 other stations. "I set out in this business with a dream to someday work in my hometown of Philadelphia," Grooves tells FMQB. "I'm humbled and grateful to Dan Hunt, Beth Kent and Natalie Connor for allowing me to do that here at Wired 96.5. They are on a path to success and the Wired brand is as strong as it's ever been. I've re-launched my website (groovesontheradio.com) to include audio from my time doing afternoons here, as well as information regarding my weekly syndicated mix show. In The Mix With Grooves is now airing on 25 stations and will continue to air on Wired 96.5."

     
     Also at Wired 96.5/Philly, in celebration of the return of NHL hockey and the Philadelphia Flyers have decided to 'change the name of the station' to "Flyered 96.5" for the weekend! PD Dan Hunt tells FMQB, "This is the biggest sports town in America and since Philly loves their Flyers, we decided it was a good excuse to turn it into a party all weekend!" They’ve updated their website, Facebook, Twitter and station imaging You can listen live at www.wired965.com.

Starting today at 5 p.m., Cox Modern Rocker WSUN (97X)/Tampa will allow listeners to take over the station and choose the music they want to hear. Voting on tunes from an expanded playlist of over 1,800 songs will take place via the 97X app or website. PD Michael "Shark" Sharkey says, "The way we communicate has been reinvented in front of our eyes with social media. And today we are injecting that experience into radio and giving our radio station to the listeners." Cox-Tampa VP/Market Manager Keith Lawless adds, "97X already has the most engaged and passionate music lovers in Tampa Bay. The new 97X now allows them to control every song that plays on their favorite radio station. The complete control and mobile app features will give listeners in Tampa Bay a local radio experience like no other radio station in the world."

Elizabeth Sobol is named Decca Label Group's President and CEO effective April 15, Sobol is currently Managing Director at IMG Artists North America.

Bruce Karsh has been elected Chairman of the Board and Peter Liguori CEO by Tribune Company's Board of Directors. Karsh is the co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, while Liguori is CEO of Discovery Communications. Additionally, Former CEO Eddy Hartenstein will act as special advisor to the Office of the CEO. Hartenstein serves as Publisher of the Los Angeles Times and CEO of the Los Angeles Times Media Group.

Sony Corp. of America has sold its New York City headquarters for $1.1 billion. The famous 550 Madison Ave. address has been purchased by a group of investors lead by the Chetrit Group. Sony's companies that occupy 550 Madison will continue to operate out of the building for up to three years, according to the deal. The company will make $770 million in net cash on the deal, according to an announcement of the sale.

CBS Radio and The Recording Academy announce "GRAMMY Radio," the official streaming station of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.  Highlighting performances from the nominated artists for this year's Grammy Awards, fans can listen to the station online at Grammy.com or Radio.com, as well as the Radio.com app. This marks the fourth year of the partnership between CBS Radio and The Recording Academy.

iBiquity Digital Corporation announces that the 2014 Kia Cadenza will offer HD Radio Technology as a standard feature when it arrives at dealerships later this year.




 
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