News Bites for July 10...
...CBS News is offering “One Giant Leap Revisited,” a one-hour special on Apollo 11 and the historic moon landing on July 20, 1969. The special is available to air beginning July 11 and features correspondent Peter King, who will take listeners from the Apollo 11 launch pad in Cape Canaveral, FL to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Some of the men and women who made the mission possible will be featured in the radio special.
...iHeartMedia CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS-FM Boston morning man Matt Siegel has sold out his ninth “An Evening with Matty in the Morning at The Wilbur.” The theater show, which has sold more than 10,000 tickets since its inception, is written, produced and told by Siegel and includes stories from his career, followed by a Q&A session with audience members. “When Matt came to me asking if I thought this would work, I said ‘Sure, why not give it a shot?’,” Andrew Mather of The Wilbur said in a release. “Knowing the power of his radio show, I figured it would have gained some traction. I don't think anyone ever thought we would end up selling 10,000 tickets over the course of this run and it’s astonishing. I am crossing my fingers that he decides to do a 10th show.”
...Salem Radio Network’s 24/7 SRN News service will air a week-long special series “America’s Fight to Preserve Religious Freedom.” Beginning July 15, it “will focus on threats by secular activists and politicians to drive Christianity and other religions out of the public square in America,” according to a release. VP/News & Talk Programming Tom Tradup says the multi-part series “will shine the white-hot light of public scrutiny on the very real dangers facing one of our most fundamental rights as American citizens.” The series airs on the more than 2,200 SRN News nationwide affiliates.
...Hubbard rhythmic CHR “Beatz 96.3” West Pam Beach is in stunt mode, playing the sounds of chirping birds along with the station phone number, asking if listeners are having “technical difficulties” with the broadcast and hearing birds. Recordings of callers asking if the music will return and saying they feel like they are in a rain forest are interspersed within the bird sounds. The station broadcasts on the Jupiter, FL-licensed translator W242CI at 96.3, originating from the HD2 channel of WMBX.