News Bites for August 9...
...“Kidd Kraddick Morning Show” co-host Kellie Rasberry was honored with the 2019 MIW Airblazer Award at the 31st Annual Talentmasters Morning Show Bootcamp (MSBC) in Chicago. MIW Airblazer Award, now in its fifth year, is made possible through an alliance between the MIW Group and MSNBC. In addition to her work on the YEA Networks-syndicated morning show, Rasberry also co-hosts a weekly podcast, “A Sandwich and Some Lovin’” with her husband, Allen Evans. Rasberry is also on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Kidd’s Kids, which takes children with life altering conditions and their families on all-expenses paid trips to Disney World.
...Blarney Stone Broadcasting AC WLDR-FM (101.9) Traverse City, MI joins the Detroit Lions Radio Network under a new two-year agreement. WLDR-FM joins classic rock sister “Q 100.3” WQON Grayling, MI in carrying all pre-season and regular season games, along with the Lions pregame and postgame shows. “We know how important Detroit Lions football is to their passionate fan base in Northern Michigan, and we’re proud to be able to deliver all the games in such professional broadcasts,” President/CEO Sheryl Coyne said in a release.
...The Top 5 College Radio Stations, according to Princeton Review are: Emerson College variety WERS/WECB Boston (88.9); St. Bonaventure University adult alternative WSBU Olean, NY (88.3); University of South Florida news/talk/variety WUSF Tampa (89.7); Arizona State University’s “Blaze Radio” Phoenix (1330); and Manhattanville College’s “The Pulse.” The list of “Best College Radio Stations” is subjectively derived from student responses at 385 colleges answering a question about the popularity of their college radio station(s). Students are asked to judge the popularity, not the quality, of their campus radio. See the full list HERE.
...The FCC has sent a warning to a Newark, NJ man it alleges was tied a pirate station at 102.1 FM. Field agents tracked the signal on June 17 with direction-finding equipment that led them to a home on South 19th Street in Newark, owned by Donald Rosskopf. A warning letter states he could face fines or even criminal penalties if the station doesn’t remain off the air.