In Brief - March 5, 2013
March 5, 2013

Bill Jordan will be retiring from mornings after 24 years at AC WRAL/Raleigh. Jordan, who began his career at WRAL in 1989, has done over 6,000 broadcasts and played a key role during his 19 years in helping to raise over $15 million via the station's Radiothon for Duke Children's Hospital.

Kelly Mac exits from middays at Urban AC WVAZ as well as the APD post at Urban WGCI/Chicago.

Hot AC WVVE/Panama City Beach welcomes Bob & Sheri for mornings.

As WDST/Woodstock midday host/MD Carmel Holt departs for non-comm WFUV/New York, ’DST announces that Aja Whitney will take over the midday slot, beginning Monday, March 18th.

Modern Rock KROQ/Los Angeles has set Saturday, April 6 as the date for Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness 2013. The event will be held at the Gibson Amphitheatre and features Jay Mohr, Bill Burr, Doug Benson, Rob Delany, Ari Shaffir and Brad Williams. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project and Cedars-Sinai NICU.

The RAB (Radio Advertising Bureau) names Brooke Trissel as SVP of Membership.

United Stations Radio Networks (USRN) announces a partnership with the newly launched Universal Comedy Network (UCN) to handle both the national advertising sales and affiliate relations for the service.

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) announced that on February 14, Lehman Brothers Holdings (which owns approximately 39% of the outstanding SBS Series B Preferred Stock) filed a complaint alleging a violation of the Preferred Stock Certificate of Designations. More specifically, the complaint alleges that SBS has failed in its obligations regarding its required preferred stock dividend payments.
     In a statement, SBS denies the allegations contained in the Lehman complaint and, "to the contrary, asserts that it has been and continues to be in full and complete compliance with all of its obligations under the Certificate of Designations for the Series B Preferred Stock, as fully disclosed in the Company's filings with the SEC dating back to 2009. Accordingly, the company believes that the Complaint's allegations are frivolous and wholly without merit and intends to contest such allegations vigorously." SBS has also hired lawyers to represent its interests in the matter.

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Manny Simon
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Republic Records

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