News Bites for October 21...
...iHeartMedia modern rock “Radio 104.5” WRFF Philadelphia presents the second annual “Mystery Show” on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Liacouras Center at Temple University. The show features an unnamed performer that won’t be revealed until they hit the stage. “One of these bands is definitely going to be playing,” the station says in a promo and website posting. The bands listed include: Bastille; Blink-182; Cage The Elephant; Foster The People; Hozier; Jimmy Eat World; The Killers; The Lumineers; Of Monsters and Men; Mumford & Sons; Vance Joy; and Weezer. “But you won’t find out who it is until they walk out on stage that night,” the promo continues. Tickets to the show are free with chances to win on air and through website ticket downloads.
Townsquare Media talk “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton is holding a Town Hall broadcast to confront the opioid crisis and how it affects the state’s residents. Special Projects Director and Morning News Anchor Eric Scott will lead the discussion Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7pm. “As the opioid crisis continues to threaten New Jersey, we understand our responsibility to use our powerful voice and multiple platforms to continue the conversation on this pervasive epidemic,” Brand Manager Anne Gress said in a release. “I am proud to be part of a station and media company that understands this responsibility and is bringing this critically important information to the community.” The event will also be streamed on Facebook Live and special “Battling Addiction” news segments will air leading up to the broadcast.
Entercom AC “101.5 Lite FM” WLYF Miami adds the daily syndicated “Intelligence for Your Life,” hosted by John Tesh to evenings and overnights. “John’s unique take and tips on life, love, wellness (financial and personal), work life and more are a great addition to evenings on 101.5 Lite FM,” PD Andy Holt said in a release. “The perfect complement to our Real Music Variety.”
Salem Media moves Spanish Christian “Radio Luz” KTNO Plano, TX from 1440 to 620, displacing the business news that had been airing on the station. The move comes ahead of the closing of the sale of nine Salem stations in eight markets to Immaculate Heart Media for $8.7 million. The 1440 signal now has the KEXB calls and is airing messaging redirecting listeners to 620 KTNO.