Tad Lemire exits mornings at Hot AC WEZN/Bridgeport to join Cox Media Group AC KRAV (Mix96)/Tulsa. Lemire will co-host mornings with Lindsey Bauer, starting early next month. "We are so excited to have Tad on the team in Tulsa," said CMG VP/Market Manager Gene Vidler. "Tad understands radio and how to connect with his listeners on-air and through social media. He’s a great radio professional, and I know he will quickly grow to be a solid member of the Tulsa team."
Billy Sexauer is named PD of CHR KZGF/Grand Forks, ND.
Kimberly Caruba joins CHR WXXX/Burlington where she'll enjoy various station duties.
L.M. Communications has filed a response to Arbitron's lawsuit against the broadcaster over usage of its ratings data. According to L.M., Arbitron "has known, or should have known, that it does not, and cannot, own any copyright rights in any data, information, rankings, or other factual listings, and that it cannot prevent third parties including radio stations from receiving in using this unprotectable data." The filing continues, claiming that Arbitron has engaged "in a calculated campaign to maintain its monopolistic stranglehold on the radio ratings market ... through threats and filing of multiple lawsuits and by improperly manipulating its data to punish nonsubscribers."
Spotify launches in four more countries, as the digital music service is now available in Taiwan, Argentina, Greece and Turkey.
Universal Music Group and Stingray Digital ink a content agreement that will give Stingray Digital access to Universal Music Group's library of music and concert videos. This content will appear across the range of Stingray's products on a worldwide basis, on Digital Cable, IPTV, mobile, web and TV-Everywhere platforms.