News Bites for February 10...
...The staff at adult hits KFMB-FM (100.7) and news-talk KFMB (760) San Diego, who were originally given a two-week notice from Tegna that their services would no longer will stay on for at least another week. The sale of the stations to Local Media San Diego has yet to be approved by the FCC, which means the approximately 45 staff members affected by the pending sale remain in place under Tegna ownership. KFMB-FM morning hosts Chris Cantore and Meryl Klemow posted news about the reprieve to Facebook.
...Sun Broadcast Group will handle national advertising sales for “El Show de Erazno Y La Chokolata” under its Sun Latino division. Earlier this month, Sun Broadcast Group parent company, Gen Media Partners, secured the rights to syndicate and sell the program in a landmark multi-year deal. “We’re very proud to be the exclusive national sales representative of the #1 show in all of Spanish-language radio across the USA,” COO Julian Aponte said in a release. “El Show De Erazno y La Chokolata makes Sun Latino a must buy in the Spanish-language network radio space. We are excited to present our advertisers with exclusive and unique new ways to connect with their customers through this incredible show.”
...Country radio specialists Mike O’Malley and Becky Brenner has added performances from up-and-coming country acts Heath Sanders and Payton Smith to its Pre-CRS Seminar, Wednesday, February 19 from 8:30-11:30 am at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Nashville. As earlier reported by Inside Radio, the Pre-CRS Seminar will feature sessions including, “Growing Your Brand Through YouTube,” “360 Radio for 2020,” “How Improv Can Improve Your Show & Your Public Speaking” and “How To Be The Biggest Fish In Your Pond,” as well as highlights from its “Roadmap 2020” perceptual study.
...Greg Moceri, head of Moceri Media, has been selected as this year’s recipient of Talk Show Boot Camp’s “Ashwood Award.” Moceri will be recognized Friday, March 6 at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati. IN keeping with tradition of the award, Moceri was selected by last year’s honoree Randy Michaels. “Greg has been responsible for some of the best spoken-word stations in the world, and has trained some of the best PD’s in the industry,” Michaels said in a release. “There is no one better at the fundamentals, and no one more competitive than Greg Moceri.”
...Griffin Communications, which recently relocated all of its Tulsa radio and TV operations into one location, has sold off the building that formerly housed country KVOO-FM (98.5) for $1.36 million, Tulsa World reports. Griffin acquired KVOO-FM and four other stations from E.W. Scripps Co. in $12.5 million purchase that closed in October 2018.