News Bites for May 4...
...The AURN Inspirational Network will celebrate Mother’s Day with a special two-hour program hosted by Gospel musician and songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard. “Celebrating Mothers With Tasha Cobbs Leonard” will feature guests Anthony Brown, Byron Cage, CeCe Winans, Christina Bell, Darius Paulk, Darwin Hobbs, Deitrick Haddon, Deon Kipping, Earnest Pugh, Group Fire, Jekelyn Carr, Jabari Johnson, Jermaine Dolly, Jokia, Keyla Richardson, Kirk Franklin, Maurice Griffin, Patrick Dopson, Patrick Lundy, Renee Spearman, Tamela Mann, Titus Showers, Travis Greene and Tye Tribbett. The special will air on the network on Sunday, May 9 at 12pm and 5pm.
...Cumulus Media “Fox Sports Radio” WEEX/WTKZ Allentown (1230/1320) will carry Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs minor league baseball. Each game-day broadcast will include a 30-minute pregame show and a 15-minute postgame show, WFMZ-TV reports. “Fox Sports Radio” is also carried on the Allentown-licensed translator W234AX at 103.7.
...Bonneville’s KSLSports.com is named the exclusive home for Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) playoffs. “We’re beyond excited to partner with the UHSAA as their official streaming partner,” Sports Director Nate Dowdle said in a release. “Each central-location game will be streamed live, and we’ll have recaps of every game, every day, from every classification - 6A to 1A.” Live-streaming of baseball, softball, boys soccer, girls and boys lacrosse, and track and field will begin when games move off of each school’s campus and to central sites for the playoff match-ups.
...Former MLB player Neil Walker will be a weekly guest on “The Fan Morning Show” with Colin Dunlap and Chris Mack every Monday morning at 9am on Audacy sports “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh, beginning May 10. “Neil Walker will forever be beloved in Pittsburgh – the local kid who led the Pirates to the playoffs for the first time in over 20 years… you can’t write a story any better than that,” Senior VP/Market Manager Michael Spacciapolli said in a release. “We are thrilled to have him join the Fan family to talk Pittsburgh sports and share his stories every Monday.”
...Edison Research and Triton Digital present The Infinite Dial 2021 Canada on Thursday, May 12 at 2pm (ET). Tom Webster, Senior VP at Edison Research, and Stephanie Donovan, Senior VP, Publisher Development at Triton Digital, will present the latest findings on digital media behaviors in Canada. Attendees will learn about the latest trends among Canadians regarding media usage and consumption habits for streaming audio, podcasting, radio, mobile media, smart speakers, social media behaviors and more. Registration information can be viewed HERE.