News Bites for August 13...
...While Kelly Rasberry was accepting the MIW Airblazer Award in Chicago, the rest of the YEA Networks-syndicated “Kidd Kraddick Morning Show” visited a number of affiliate stations. Co-host Big Al Mack stopped by Bahakel Communications CHR “Hits 96” WDOD Chattanooga; show members J-Si Chavez and Ana visited Alpha Media hot AC “Mix 100.3” KMMX Lubbock; co-host Jenna Owens landed at Entercom CHR “B97” WEZB New Orleans; and part-time show member Justin and producer Nick called on McCutchen CHR “Power 108” KWPW Waco. “Kellie Rasberry is the anchor of our show and with her accepting the MIW Airblazer Award in Chicago on Thursday (Aug. 8) at Morning Show Boot Camp, we wanted to send everyone on the road for some fun times with our KiddNation family,” VP/Marketing Russ Francis said in a release. “The huge lines we saw are a testament to the passion of our fans and the power of The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show.”
...Cumulus Media news/talk WLS Chicago (890) is the latest affiliate for VSiN’s “Action Updates,” hosted by Brent Musburger. WLS will air the updates at 6:58pm weekday evenings, Chicago media reporter Robert Feder writes in a blog post. WLS will also air VSiN’s “Sunday Preview” with Dave Farra and Matt Brown, Saturdays 6:30-8:30pm. “Chicago has always been one of the greatest sports cities with the greatest sports fans,” Musburger said. “With regulated sports betting on its way to Illinois, those sports fans might want to have a little action on their favorite teams. We’re glad to bring Chicago’s sports betting enthusiasts the news and insights they need to win.” VSiN was previously associated with Entercom crosstown sports WSCR.
...The Premiere Networks-syndicated “Remix Top 30” with Hollywood Hamilton was honored in the “Best Syndicated Show” at the 2019 1 Music Ave conference in Ft. Lauderdale. It is the second time in three years the show took home the award.