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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
Get in gear for launch of ‘Boston Herald Drive’ - Today at 7 a.m., talk radio in Boston comes alive in morning drive — with “Boston Herald Drive.” Hosts Adriana Cohen and Tom Shattuck will man the microphones for the two-hour drive-time show. Boston Herald
Gregg Giannotti going national on CBS Sports Radio - Gregg does not turn down requests for his famous Joe Benigno impersonation -- "It makes a lot of people happy," he said -- but the Bellport High alum has proved to be more than just a guy who can mimic familiar voices. Newsday
Radio ISS Streams Global Radio the International Space Station Can Hear - The ISS circles the Earth about every 90 minutes, and in that time they move in and out of range of a number of terrestrial radio stations. If you're ever curious what's broadcasting in the part of the world the ISS is moving over, Radio ISS will play it for you. lifehacker
SwipeRadio Is A Faster Way To Listen To Terrestrial Radio On Your iPhone - When first launched, SwipeRadio asks to access your location in order to show you popular stations in your local area. You can then tap on any of these to immediately start listening and add the station to your favorites. Tech Crunch
CBS Radio Chooses Jim Ryan as SVP of Programming - In this new position, Ryan will serve as a source of programming expertise and develop key initiatives and strategies for all of CBS Radio’s music stations across the country. Radio Magazine
The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice-Over Sites - With the introduction of various Pay-to-Play (P2P) sites, such as voices.com and voice123.com, nonunion talent now have greater opportunities than ever before. Huffington Post
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