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1-On-1 With 'Prairie Home's Garrison Keillor - WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle sat down with Keillor to talk about his career, and saying so long to the mythical Minnesota town. WCCO
Dickey Bros Out at Cumulus - Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey and his brother, the No. 2 executive at the radio giant, stepped down from the Atlanta company on Tuesday following a board shakeup, several sources confirmed to The Post. NY Post
How Black Pirate Radio Stations Revolutionized London's Music Scene - During the 1980s pirate radio was the only means of hearing new and culturally diverse music. It was a period of creativity and technical innovation, one where black British musicians were carving out a space for themselves on the airwaves. Londonist

Save Water, Shower With This Pandora Radio Station - All under five minutes in length, the (Metroploitan Water District's)hope is that the music will encourage listeners to take shorter showers and conserve water. PSFK

Norm Pattiz's podcasting bet paying off - After building his Westwood One radio syndication house into a $500 million powerhouse, Norm Pattiz moved on from radio. USA Today
Some public radio execs worry about life after Keillor - If there’s one thing radio — listeners and station management — is uncomfortable with, it’s change. If there’s one thing the radio needs, it’s change. See the problem? MPR
KYW Newsradio At 50: A Look Back - There were no singers intoning a jingle. They kept things simple back then. Porter announced the top story on the first full blown newscast. “The Vatican votes in favor of religious liberty.” CBS Philly
Missouri radio screener quits, won’t back down from hoax suggestion - A Springfield radio station employee has quit after refusing to back down from his suggestion that the on-air killings of two Virginia journalists were a hoax. Kansas City Star
Old and new media play helpful roles during Valley fire - As the Valley fire raced through small communities in Lake and Napa counties over the weekend, residents were desperate to learn the fate of loved ones and to hear when and where to evacuate and how to help others. Los Angeles Times
CMA Announces 2015 Broadcast Awards Finalists - CMA and Kelsea Ballerini joined forces with ABC Radio to announce the 2015 CMA Broadcast Awards finalists for Radio Personality and Station of the Year today during a media tour in New York City. The finalists were surprised by the two-time CMA Awards finalist when she called under the pretense of talking about the nominations and then turned the tables. Virtual Press Office
Why do radio and TV broadcasters speak in that funny voice? The other day, while listening to network news, I pondered something I hadn't pondered much in my 13-year radio broadcasting career: why do most radio and TV newscasters speak like that? You know what I'm talking about. MYNorthwest
Lawsuits Against CBS, iHeartMedia and Cumulus Could Wipe Out Oldies Radio As We Know It - The next time your favorite ‘60s song comes on the radio, turn it up and enjoy it -- it could be one of the last times you hear it over the air. IBT


Radio Won't Be The Same Without Shotgun Tom - “Shotgun Tom” Kelly, the voice of the Chargers’ Jumbotron, is ending his nearly 20-year tenure as afternoon drive-time show host for radio K-Earth 101 in L.A. on Friday. San Diego Union Tribune
Despite Gloomy Predictions, Talk Radio Lives -  Contrary to all those stories back in 2011 symbolized by that quote from Randall Bloomquist, talk radio is on a roll, about as far from extinction as it is possible to be. NewsBusters
Hispanic Heavy Radio Users Are Influential, 'Possess Enormous Buying Power' - In 2011, Hispanics accounted for 36.5 million weekly national radio listeners. That number has grown by 11 percent and now rests at 40.4 million.  Latin Post
Apple Music snags 11 million trial users, but how many will pay to stay? - Released on June 30 with the iOS 8.4 update to Apple's software for mobile devices, Apple Music is the company's response and rival to other music-streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora and Rdio.  cnet
At Seacrest Studios, child patients get a personal show - Queens University of Charlotte student Maxwell Millington isn’t fetching coffee at his internship this summer. He’s set up in the lobby of Levine Children’s Hospital, hosting a radio show for patients. Charlotte Observer
Art Bell Might Just RE-Reinvent Radio - The man who redefined late night radio might once again change the way AM/FM radio stations receive programming – this time, from the Internet. Linked In Pulse
A 'Significant Number' Of People Laid Off At Westwood One -  Cuts come as CUMULUS completes integrating its syndication arms. All Access
Beats 1: it’s radio but not as you know it - We use radio for company. In doing so, we tend to assume the broadcaster providing that company is sharing many of the same experiences we are. The Guardian
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