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Is this the last week for Opie and Jim Norton? - In recent weeks Opie has been quiet about his contract status but he did mention previously that no negotiations were taking place and that they would have already started if the company intended to keep the show. Empty Lighthouse
 
Totally True Tales of Classic-Rock Debauchery! - This golden time of rock radio lasted roughly from the late '70s to the early '90s, and Beau Phillips lived it firsthand. As a DJ and director at Seattle's KISW radio and, later, VP of Marketing for VH-1, Phillips had plenty of opportunity to study the species rockstarus maximus up close and personal. Houston Press
 
New Miami FM station shakes things up - Miami has a new FM radio station that plays mash-ups, bucks traditional formats and accidentally drops the occasional F-Bomb on the drive-time airways. Miami Herald
 
Radio host Denny Schaffer back in Toledo - Denny, who left Toledo nearly a decade ago for a broadcasting job in Atlanta, is returning to northwest Ohio airwaves. Just don’t expect the same shock-jock schtick from two decades ago.  The Blade
 
Joan Hamburg Returns to New York Radio Airwaves - Fans of Joan were very unhappy with WOR 710 AM when the station unceremoniously dumped her earlier this year, without the chance to do a farewell show. Fishbowl NY
 
Rob Zombie Laments State Of Rock Radio In U.S. - "...being on tour, you can really sense it, because certain markets will be really great markets, and then they won't be. And it always relates back to the radio station". BLABBERMOUTH.NET
 
Radio legend Art Laboe keeps classics current - Laboe, now 89, will take his golden voice to the stage and host performances from Zapp, The Delfonics, Rose Royce, Atlantic Starr, One Way, Sly, Slick & Wicked, MC Magic, Freestyle Evolution, Barbara Lynn and Aalon on Sept. 20. The ’80s-centric lineup is a reflection of how the oldies but goodies format is changing. Press-Enterprise
 
Why Charlamagne Is Radio's New God - In nine years, Charlamagne Tha God has gone from Wendy Williams’ unpaid sidekick to the co-host of a top-rated syndicated morning show in the country’s no. 1 market. VIBE
 
Clear Channel's revamp to iHeartMedia puts digital center stage - Clear Channel adopts the iHeart moniker from its online arm, underscoring how distinctions between tech and terrestrial radio are falling at the biggest company on the AM/FM dial. c/net
 
Syndicated radio show is in ‘the pink’ - Craig Bailey's  one hour weekly “Floydian Slip” is now heard on nearly 60 stations in the U.S., Canada and overseas. Times-Argus
 
A tale of two forecasts: YouTube and SiriusXM - SiriusXM has confidently raised its subscriber projections for the year by 200,000. It believes it will draw in 1.45m subscribers this year, meaning its total subscriber base will reach 27m. MusicAlly
 
Kimberly and Beck Are Back - Two Rochester radio show hosts fired for making controversial statements about transgender benefits for City of Rochester employees were back on the air Thursday for the first time since May. TWC News
 
Radio, social media make it easy for pros to put foot in mouth - It may be talk radio - the 49ers and the Pac-12 Network suspended broadcaster Ted Robinson for two games for his comments about the wife of former Baltimore Ravensrunning back Ray Rice on KNBR radio. Or national television. SF Gate
 
Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame class of 2014 - The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame will formally induct nine new members Saturday. Well, as formally as you can at a seafood restaurant (Spenger’s in Berkeley). SF Chronicle
 
Astra tapped as WBMP’s new afternoon host - Astra, a familiar voice to Long Island radio listeners, will be the new afternoon host on WBMP (92.3 Amp, 92.3 FM). The city native and veteran of WBLI, WXXP and WLIR will start Monday in the 3-7 p.m. shift. New York Daily News
 
Phil Hendrie's Cult Status in Radio Continues on Stage - Phil Hendrie knows what it's like to have at least half a dozen voices going through his head at any given time. After years of unleashing them behind a microphone, many of them have become even more famous than his own.  OC Weekly
 
 
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