News Bites for September 13...
...Bill McGorry has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. The Chairman of Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame oversees its nominating process and manages the annual awards event. Proceeds from the black-tie gala benefit the Broadcasters Foundation of America and The Paley Center for Media. “Bill has been a long-time supporter of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation, and we are delighted he is joining the Board,” said Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Every year, Bill ensures that the Broadcasters Foundation is a recipient of some of the proceeds from Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame Awards dinner. Those much-needed funds go to helping broadcasters in need across our industry.”
...Saga Communications has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share, to be paid Oct. 11. The aggregate amount of the payment to be made in connection with the quarterly dividend will be about $1.8 million, according to the company, funded by cash on Saga’s balance sheet. Including this dividend, the company will have paid more than $67.0 million in dividends to shareholders since a first special dividend was paid in 2012. Saga owns 79 FM and 34 AM radio stations and 77 translators.
...“Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan” KKFN-FM Denver has hired Adrian Dater as a commentator for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He will make exclusive appearances on-air to provide insight into the team while contributing digital content to its website. Dater has been covering the Avalanche since 1995 and writing in the Denver area since 1991. He spent 24 years with The Denver Post and currently serves as editor-in-chief of Colorado Hockey Now. “Adrian has spent many years covering the team and building relationships with key individuals both in and out of the organization,” said Raj Sharan, PD of The Fan. “That insight will be a welcome addition to our team on the eve of training camp opening for the Avalanche.” In addition to appearances during daytime programming, fans will also hear Dater on “The Fan Late Night with Shawn Drotar” following games.