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Politicians criticize radio station’s shutdown - Governor Deval Patrick and several other politicians of color reacted swiftly Friday to the closing of Touch 106.1 FM, a popular unlicensed radio station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community. Boston Globe
Atlanta Radio Ratings - Radio and TV Talk V-103 calls itself “The Big Station,” a title it has earned thanks to its incredible legacy and dominant ratings over the years that once far exceeded its rivals across all major age groups.  Access Atlanta


Boston radio station raided, shutdown by FCC - An underground Boston radio station considered by some as the voice of Boston's African-American community while operating in Dorchester for last eight years was raided by federal agents on Thursday. MassLive
Howard Stern’s White Supremacist Interview Suddenly Doesn’t Look So Funny - Howard Stern was just being Howard Stern when he booked accused Jewish center shooter Frazier Glenn Miller on his show a few years ago. And therein lies a cautionary tale, for clowns and serious news organizations alike. Yahoo!
Midday masters of Chicago radio - Here’s a look at Chicago’s most popular midday stars, according to radio ratings released Monday for the period from Feb. 27 to March 26. Robert Feder
Bobby Bones - Stalker? Fan? PR Junkie Trying to Ride Kacey's Coattails? - It all started last November, when Bones interviewed Kacey Musgraves before the 2013 CMA Awards. The interview was less than 2 minutes long, but a 20-second segment was played over and over again on his show called, "Is Kacey Musgraves Annoyed?" That 20 seconds made her sound like a jerk who wasn't altogether good at much of anything. Music Times
KLLC Extends Morning Co-Host Sarah - “All of us at CBS Radio/San Francisco are pleased to continue our relationship with Sara," CBS Radio/SF SVP/Market Manager Doug Harvill said. "She’s talented, lovely and a joy to be around … and now we’ll have her around for another many more years.” All Access
KIIS wins in March; KROQ's 'Kevin & Bean' rules the morning drive - The runner-up during the morning drive was KIIS' "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" with 4.3% of listening. Talk station KFI-AM (640), featuring Bill Handel's show in the key slot, bounced back to No. 3 in the morning after sinking to No. 6 in February. Los Angeles Times
Wichita radio personality Tim Peters dies - A station manager said employees became concerned when Peters didn't show up for work this morning. From 1982 to 1997, Peters was part of the top rated morning program on KEYN and KKRD. He left Wichita for radio jobs in Omaha and Kansas City. Peters returned to the Wichita airwaves in 2007, and most recently worked for Lite 99.7 KAKE
On-Air Talent Can Drive Stations’ Social Media Engagement - That’s according to a survey by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment. The results suggest that product endorsements by radio DJs are more powerful — and more valuable to advertisers — than sponsored Facebook posts, sponsored Tweets or television spots.  Radio World
Chicago boss out at Hubbard Radio  ­ Jerry Schnacke, a highly regarded 17-year Chicago broadcasting veteran, was forced out Monday as vice president and market manager of Hubbard Radio Chicago. Robert Feder
Mountain of debt creates a valley of local voices on WSYR radio - Twenty billion dollars is the size of the debt weighing down Clear Channel, the owner of WSYR-AM. The company owns four other stations in our market and approximately 850 nationwide, making it the largest radio group in the U.S. This staggering debt was amassed in 2008 when the hedge funds Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners took the company private just as we entered the Great Recession. Bad timing. Syracuse.com
St. Paul radio station another signal of East Side change - The low-powered FM channel is among the first to be licensed in Minnesota, and it aims to be a vehicle for community unity. Star Tribune
Satellite Radio Shakes Up Country Star System - While dozens of country artists performed here recently for the nation’s country-radio programmers at an annual gathering, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell played instead at a private show hosted by an unlikely new power broker: satellite-radio programmer John Marks.  Wall Street Journal
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