News Bites for October 9...
...iHeartMedia Spanish CHR “La Z 105.3” WBZY Atlanta adds the syndicated Enrique Santos morning show, “Tu Mañana con Enrique Santos,” to its lineup, effective Oct. 10. Karla Rodriguez has been in morning drive since the station’s move from regional Mexican to Spanish CHR in November 2018. Santos also serves as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer for iHeartLatino.
...Glenn Beck has a new Sin City radio home as Entercom news/talk KXNT (840) Las Vegas picks up the first two hours of his three-hour Premiere-syndicated show. Beck’s show will airs 6-8am on the station, following “America’s First News with Gordon Deal” and as a lead-in to the locally produced “Vegas @ 8.” “We are excited to bring Glenn to KXNT and add his entertaining and engaging voice to our all-star lineup of programs,” said Senior VP/Market manager Dan Kearney said in the announcement. “Our ongoing commitment to bringing Las Vegas and the Valley the best in talk programming will be strengthened by this partnership.”
...Entravision kicked off its “Vota Conmigo 2020” campaign Oct. 3. Its objective is to encourage Latino voters to participate in the 2019 and 2020 elections. The campaign will take place in 16 markets across the country, including Washington, Boston and San Diego. “We are excited to continue the movement in educating and encouraging the communities we serve to be involved in their government and get out and vote,” Luisa Collins, VP News, Social Affairs and Wellness said in a release. “The Latino population continues to grow and will have a great impact in the upcoming election.”
...Entravision has also partnered with The James Irvine Foundation to promote Census 2020 participation in Monterey, CA. With the help of the Foundation, Entravision will produce 30-second PSAs to educate Latinos on the vital role of the census, why it matters and de-mystify any misconceptions about the process. “Entravision will incorporate its television, radio, influencers and digital properties to develop a comprehensive media campaign that educates, entertains and motivates Latinos to participate and be counted,” Local Media President Eddie Melendez said in a release.
...The North Carolina-based online music, food, film, arts, sports and culture publication CLTure published a piece that compiles a list of college radio stations “that continue to fuel North Carolina’s rich music legacy.” Highlighted stations include the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill adult alternative WXYC (89.3), East Carolina State variety WZMB (91.3) and Duke University adult alternative/variety WXDU (88.7). “North Carolina in particular is dotted with college towns where independent music scenes and the college radio stations that spurred them on are still thriving,” CLTure writes. See the full list HERE.