In Brief - November 5, 2013
November 5, 2103

You say it's your birthday.... The King Of All Media, SiriusXM's Howard Stern will turn 60 on January 12, 2014 and the event will be given special treatment with a live broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Howard Stern's Birthday Bash will air from "a major New York venue" on January 31 and feature VIP guests and performers to be announced.

Fredo exits the Promotions Director/afternoons at CHR/Rhythmic KHTN/Modesto-Merced. Fredo will announce his future plans soon.

Rhythmic CHR KUUU (U92)/Salt Lake City promotes DJ Erockalypze to APD/MD.

Educational Media Foundation assumes programming control at former Merlin Media Talker WWIQ/Philadelphia and becomes Contemporay Christian format K-Love with new calls WKVP.

CBS Radio Hot AC KLLC (Alice @ 97.3)/San Francisco sold out its "Alice In Wonderland" 2013 holiday concert on Friday morning, 30 minutes after announcing the lineup. Alice in Winterland 2013 will feature Michael Franti, Gavin DeGraw and Delta Rae on December 5 at Bimbo’s in San Francisco.
     Meanwhile, sister Modern Rocker KITS (Live 105) has revealed its 2013 Not So Silent Night concert lineup. The two-night event features Kings Of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Queens Of The Stone Age, AFI, Arctic Monkeys, Capital Cities and a local band contest winner on December 6, with Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Alt-J, Lorde, Bastille and The Neighbourhood on December 7.

ASCAP will celebrate its 100th birthday on February 13, 2014 and the rights organization has launched www.ASCAP100.com to mark the occasion. The site features an interactive and extensive look at ASCAP's history. ASCAP President/Chairman Paul Williams said, "Since ASCAP is its songwriter, composer and music publisher members, this is an exciting opportunity to honor and thank the men and women whose music has moved the world for 100 years. ASCAP’s story began with a group of visionary leaders coming together to build a sustainable future for music creators and music lovers alike. The ASCAP100 site shows how our unwavering commitment to that mission is as strong today as it has been throughout our incredible history."

Liberty Media, the majority shareholder of SiriusXM, has reported its third quarter finances, and the company saw a notable bump in revenue thanks to the satcaster. Overall revenue was up 11 percent to $962 million in Q3, but net income dropped from $74.5 million to $63 million. As previously reported, SiriusXM saw record revenue of $962 million in Q3, up 11 percent from $867 million a year ago.




 
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