News Bites for November 15...
...Cox Media Group hot AC “Mix 96.5” KRAV-FM Tulsa will capitalize on the rivalry between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and University of Oklahoma (OU) fans ahead of the head-to-head matchup between the two teams with a canned food drive, Friday, Nov. 15 for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. “Mix 96.5” will broadcast from LaFortune Park for twelve hours during the third annual “Re-Stock The Cupboards” fundraiser event, which has collected more than 30,000 cans to date. A pair of tickets to the game will be offered during the broadcast.
...“The Stansbury Show” on iHeartMedia “Rock 106.9” WRQK-FM Canton will host its “Mac & Cheese Feed” food drive to benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Friday, Nov. 22. Dan Stansbury and Matt Fantone will broadcast the afternoon show live from Shale Brewing Co., inviting listeners to support the Foodbank’s annual Holiday Campaign. The broadcast will be followed by a performance from Little Steve-O. “The Stansbury Show” hopes build a mountain of macaroni and cheese with food donations from event attendees. Last year, the mountain was nearly seven feet tall.
...Good Karma Brands news/talk WTMJ Milwaukee (620) presents its annual “Holiday Radio Show” Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Italian Community Center. WTMJ’s Gene Mueller, Jane Matenaer, John Mercure, Melissa Barclay, Jeff Wagner and Steve Scaffidi will star in the show that features holiday-themed game shows, skits and bits. The “Holiday Radio Show” will benefit WTMJ’s “Kids 2 Kids Toy Drive.”
...First Class Radio Corp. AC “MyFM 101.3” WMRC (1490) Milford, MA which also airs on the Woonsocket-licensed translator W267CD at 101.3, won Radio Station of the Year at the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Sound Bites Awards ceremonies Thursday, Nov. 14. WRMC also won the radio Sound Bites Award for best Public Service Announcement. The MBA highlighted the best in localism with the #WeAreBroadcasters Award, which was presented to Entercom rock WAAF Boston for “Mistress Carrie Runs the Boston Marathon” which benefited the Home Base Program. The annual awards ceremony honored radio and TV stations in nineteen categories. View the entire list of winners HERE.
...Cumulus Media rebrands heritage CHR KKOB-FM Albuquerque as “93-3 The Q.” The new handle, which replaces its previous “93.3 KOB-FM” moniker, plays off the consonant that appears twice in the market’s name. “There is No Albuquerque Without ‘The Q’” is one of the station’s new slogans. KKOB’s airstaff and other programming elements remain in place. VP/Market Manager Jeff Berry calls it a “natural evolution of 93.3…. that brings renewed passion for and connection with the city of Albuquerque and its people.”