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...With nostalgia serving as comfort food for millions of Americans during the pandemic, Memorial Day Weekend programming from iHeartRadio will feature Top Songs of the Decade countdowns across the platform’s original channels. The special programming will feature pop on “iHeart90s Radio,” alternative rock on “Smells Like The 90s,” Hip-Hop and R&B on “Fly Nation Radio,” country on “iHeartCountry 90s Radio” and the “Top 80s of the 80s” hair band/classic rock countdown on “Slippery When Wet.”

...The Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group adds four new members to the MIW Group Executive Committee: Angie Balderas, Senior Vice President/General Manager Entravision; Valerie Blackburn, Principal VKB Media Consulting; Tricia Gallenbeck, Vice President/General Manager Reno Media Group; and Beth Neuhoff, Chief Executive Officer and President Neuhoff Media. “Seasoned radio pros, these accomplished ladies bring expertise in a variety of areas, years of experience in leadership and well-earned reputations as some of the best in the business. They are perfect additions to the MIW Executive Committee and, not surprisingly, they’ve already hit the ground running on behalf of the MIWs,” MIW Group National Spokeswoman Denyse Mesnik said in a release. “We also extend heartfelt thanks to two good friends and long-term MIW colleagues transitioning off of the Executive Committee, Heidi Raphael, Chief Communications Officer Beasley Media Group (MIW Spokeswoman from 2008-2014) and Jennifer Williams, Vice President Digital Marketing Beasley Media Group. They leave with our immense gratitude for many years of dedication and service to the MIWs.”

...Entravision Communications is awarded a “Top Workplaces 2020” honor by the Denver Post. “This is a testament to the hard work and effort put forth by all our employees and the company as a whole,” Senior Vice President of Entravision Colorado Don Daboub said in a release. “It is truly impressive to witness the commitment in delivering unparalleled content to our audiences and unique opportunities for our advertisers, all while maintaining an exciting, enjoyable and rewarding workplace.”