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Radio Still Rules the Country Mainstream - Sony Music Nashville chairman and CEO Gary Overton ruffled a few feathers among the Americana crowd this week by telling The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, “If you’re not on country radio, you don’t exist.” CMT
Why Country Radio Still Matters - In this age of on-demand listening, terrestrial and satellite radio remain the key power players in making or breaking a star. Rolling Stone
New Internet Radio Station From John Gorman Aspires to be Catalyst on the Local Scene - “The idea has been there for ages,” says Gorman, who was the program director at WMMS when it was considered to be one of the best radio stations in the country, when asked about what made him want to launch an Internet radio station. Cleveland Scene
Five Things Internet Radio Should Steal from Broadcast Radio - Zane Lowe has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. If we were looking for a sign that the worlds of music streaming and broadcast radio are converging, then a move by iTunes to inject the one thing internet radio has always lacked – presenters – is surely it. Digital Music News
Austin radio legend memorialized in public art installation - The project will turn a charming Travis Heights bridge into a mosaic masterpiece honoring the champion of Austin music, who passed away in January 2014. CultureMap Austin
Radio host Piolin reveals all in new memoir - It’s been a tough couple of years for this Hispanic community icon, who in July 2013 left his Los Angeles-based morning show after a former coworker accused him of physical, sexual and emotional harassment. VOXXI
4 Instances Where the Industry Screwed Over Voice Actors - For the past decade, voice actors have been slowly appearing more in the limelight. And thanks to that their names, and faces aren't so vague anymore. But, still today, and in the past they've been disrespected, and not always taken seriously because of their profession. MoviePilot
Brian Williams, Rush Limbaugh, and Audience Loyalty - It is the Voldemort of media facts. The media version of Sherlock Holmes clue of the dog that didn’t bark. Here’s a question. What is the difference between Brian Williams and Rush Limbaugh? What is the dog that isn’t barking? NewsBusters
Gary Owens, radio and 'Laugh-In' announcer, gone at 80 - Arriving in Los Angeles in 1961, Owens worked as an announcer at KFWB-AM, moving on the next year to KMPC-AM, where he had a show for 20 years. Los Angeles Times
Grammys 2015: Rock Radio Rallies Around Beck After Album of the Year Win - Beck may be attracting negative attention from Kanye West, but the double Grammy winner has his supporters at radio, who all agree that recognition for his work is overdue. Billboard
Rush Limbaugh Gives Himself A Pat On The Back For MSNBC's Ratings Troubles - There's no need to search for a scapegoat in the wake of MSNBC recording its lowest full-day ratings in roughly 10 years on Tuesday. Rush Limbaugh is happy to take some of the credit. Huffington Post
Why Black Radio Matters - For almost three decades, the voice of Mildred Gaddis has been embedded in the fabric of Detroit’s urban radio folklore. Very few local radio personalities — Black or White — have outlasted her. Michigan Chronicle


Where does radio stand in a connected world? - The evolution of entertainment and new ways to access information have left the medium of radio with an uncertain future.  The Next Web
Does public radio sound too ‘white’? - NPR itself suggested Thursday that the answer might be yes in an unusual bit of public self-examination. The Washington Post
Hot 97 fires host Cipha Sounds after he criticized management on podcast - Cipha Sounds, who had been with WQHT (97.1 FM) for 17 years, began hosting the 3-7 p.m. slot soon after Angie Martinez jumped to rival WWPR (105.1 FM) last summer. New York Daily News
Lincoln newcomer RED 94-5 touts listener-customized radio - Only on the air since August, RED 94-5 gained popularity by playing music for the people, requested by the people. Daily Nebraskan
Radio Caroline claims world first in US launch - Famous pirate radio station Radio Caroline launched in the US, with an intriguing world first: automatic timezone detection. media.info
WOR 710 AM sets new morning show team - The slot had been open since Elliott Segal left a year ago, but Berman, a veteran from WCBS/Channel 2 and WNBC/Channel 4, provides a big name for the broadcast. New York Daily News
‘Ransomware’ shuts down AM radio station - “There was an icon on my screen and it said that, ‘We have locked up your files and if you want them unlocked then you will have to pay us $500.'” WOOD TV
Jay Z Is Buying Hot 97!?! - According to a ROCK SOLID SOURCE – Shawn “Jay Z” Carter along with a group of investors that includes NY Knicks star Carmelo Anthony are currently NEGOTIATING TO BUY Hot 97 radio station. All HipHop
Streaming hasn’t killed the radio star - We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again. Old-fashioned broadcast radio is a remarkably resilient medium. Quartz
With Rise of Talk Radio, a College Sport Fades as a Staple of the Airwaves - Dave Popkin, the play-by-play announcer for Seton Hall men’s basketball games, knew things would be different when the team switched radio homes three years ago. New York Times
‘WKRP In Cincinnati’ and the Invention of Classic Rock Radio - During the four years WKRP In Cincinnati aired on CBS, classic rock — both as a term and as a format — didn’t quite exist. Wondering Sound
Record Labels Should Be Rooting For Radio To Die - The music industry is in trouble. Album sales are slipping, and people are instead using a technological platform that allows them to listen to music absolutely free. Over 90% of Americans use this platform, with the average American spending two hours every day using it primarily to listen to free music. Motley Fool
Oprah Winfrey's SiriusXM channel goes off the air - The satellite radio network quietly doesn't renew deal for Oprah Radio, which debuted to much fanfare in 2006. New York Daily News


Seven Brands Integrate iHeartRadio App - IHeartMedia has announced that its iHeartRadio ecosystem has several new integrations and new partnerships for its streaming music and live radio service. The upshot means more brands will bring the streaming service to market. Radio World
How Satellite Radio Is Breaking Country's Next Big Stars - For a good, long while, there was pretty much one path to country radio airplay — airplay that remains essential to gaining any kind of foothold in mainstream country music. Rolling Stone
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