In Brief - April 29, 2014
April 29, 2014

Josh Thomas exits the PD/morning post at AC KZSQ/Sonora-Modesto.

Live Nation announcs the launch of Yahoo Live, the new Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. Beginning this summer, Yahoo and Live Nation will begin producing the largest collection of U.S. concert live streams on the web: one live concert, every day, 365 days a year. “Sixty million people attended our 23,000 Live Nation concerts last year alone,” explained CEO, Michael Rapino. “The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo will build on this scale and become a great, new destination for music fans.”

CBS Radio Sports WFAN-AM/FM/New York announces that afternoon host Mike Francesa has been selected for induction into New York State Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place at a special luncheon during the Association’s summer conference at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Friday, June 13.

The NAB reports that a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives is now co-sponsoring a resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. A bipartisan group of four Representatives have added their names in support of the Local Radio Freedom Act, bringing the number of co-sponsors to 219 Members of the House and 14 Senators. The members of the bipartisan group adding their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act are Democratic Reps. William Keating (MA-9) and Stephen Lynch (MA-8) and Republican Reps. John Culbertson (TX-7) and David McKinley (WV-1).

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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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