In Brief - October 3, 2013
October 3, 2013

After a 17 month hiatus from the SiriusXM studios, Robin Quivers returned yesterday (10/2) to her familiar place on the Howard Stern Show. Quivers had been doing the show from her home while she was undergoing treatment for bladder cancer.

Local Voice Media has named Eric Worden as morning drive host at recently acquired WXTG/Norfolk, which was flipped to Triple A after the purchase. Worden most recently served as morning host on Classic Hits WNOB/Chesapeake, VA. Worden will start within the next two weeks.

Variety AC WREW (Rewind 94.9)/Cincinnati rebrands itself as The New 94.9, Cincinnati's Best Mix.

After 14 years at Music Choice, Gary Susalis exits as Sr. Manager of Programming. Susalis says, "I do not have a destination in mind yet, so I am definitely open to suggestions!" Contact him at gary.susalis@gmail.com.

Jaya Bhat has been named VP of Digital Sales and Marketing for RED DistributionIn this newly created role, Bhat will lead REDís digital sales efforts, and work closely with REDís label partners to develop digital sales strategies and maximize digital product monetization. In addition, Bhat will work in close coordination with Rob Wetstone, VP of Digital Strategy and Operations, who leads overall digital strategy and operations for RED.

CBS Corp. promotes John Orlando from SVP to EVP of Government Affairs. Orlando will oversee CBS activities in Washington and with state and local governments.

Rdio has announced it will stream for free on mobile devices in the U.S., Canada and Australia, on iOS and Android devices. Ads will be heard on the web version of the streaming service, which recently announced a major partnership with Cumulus Media, but the mobile version is now ad-free. The full version of Rdio, which includes additional features and on-demand listening, will still cost $9.99/month.

The previously-announced Senate Commerce Committee vote on FCC nominee Michael O'Rielly has been delayed, due to the U.S. government shutdown.

Triton Digital has unveiled Side Channels, a tool enabling audio publishers to quickly and easily create and manage up to 10 niche digital only channels. "Research consistently supports the notion that high advertising loads and scarcity of choice are primary reasons consumers migrate from broadcast to digital listening," said Mike Agovino, Triton Digital COO. "Side Channels will assist Triton publishers in their efforts to sustain listener relationships across multiple platforms."




 
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