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Friday, December 6th, 2019

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Franken FMs Are Seeking A New Lease On Life. But The FCC Remains Undecided.

At the far left end of the FM dial sits a conundrum for the Federal Communications Commission. In more than two dozen markets, low-power television stations on analog channel 6 are using their overlap with the radio dial at 87.7 FM to target radio listeners, not TV viewers. As the FCC works to bring low-power television stations into the digital age, it’s once again seeking public comment on these FM dial anomalies. Read more

TODAY'S HEADLINES

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Chris “Hoss” Neupert

PD Chris “Hoss” Neupert exits Hubbard sports “101 ESPN” WXOS St. Louis. Neupert has been with the station since 2009, joining when it was owned by Bonneville and serving as APD and Executive Producer of the St. Louis Ram’ radio network before rising to his current role in 2013, Barrett Sports Media reports. Read more

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Bernie Weiss, Steve DeLusant Take New Roles At iHeart New York.

iHeartMedia New York announced two significant promotions Thursday. Bernie Weiss has been named Market President. Weiss replaces Scott Hopeck, who remains Division President for iHeartMedia Market Groups. Succeeding Weiss as Region Senior VP of Sales is Steve DeLusant, who most recently served as Director of Sales for the New York cluster. Read more

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After 30 Years With KCFX, Kansas City Chiefs Move to WDAF.

A 30-year partnership between Cumulus Media classic rocker “101.1 The Fox” KCFX and the Kansas City Chiefs will come to an end with the conclusion of the current NFL season. Under a multiyear agreement, Entercom country “106.5 The Wolf” WDAF-FM will become the new home of Chiefs play-by-play and the flagship of its 70-station Chiefs Radio Network, starting with the 2020-2021 season. Read more

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ESPN Expands ‘First Take’ To ESPN Radio.

ESPN expands its TV network’s “First Take” onto ESPN Radio with the debut of “First Take, Your Take with Jason Fitz,” which replaces the Stephen A. Smith show, effective Jan. 20. Smith, who along with Max Kellerman debate daily topics on “First Take,” will have a continued role on the radio show, with TV segments replayed and regular guest appearances alongside Fitz. Read more

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Franken FMs Are Seeking A New Lease On Life. But The FCC Remains Undecided.

At the far left end of the FM dial sits a conundrum for the Federal Communications Commission. In more than two dozen markets, low-power television stations on analog channel 6 are using their overlap with the radio dial at 87.7 FM to target radio listeners, not TV viewers. As the FCC works to bring low-power television stations into the digital age, it’s once again seeking public comment on these FM dial anomalies. Read more

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49ers Radio Color Analyst Tim Ryan Suspended For Comments About Ravens Quarterback.

Tim Ryan, color analyst for San Francisco 49ers games on Cumulus Media sports KNBR-AM/FM San Francisco, has been suspended after comments he made on the “Murph & Mac” morning show. While describing the play of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, Ryan said, “when you consider his dark skin with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing.” Read more

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Galaxy Media, Syracuse University Launch 24/7 Video Streaming Channel.

Galaxy Media has partnered with Syracuse University for a new 24/7 streaming video channel “Cuse Sports Talk,” hosted on the Twitch.TV platform. The channel will include live video streams of local programming from Galaxy’s “ESPN Utica-Rome” and “ESPN Syracuse,” alongside original programming, beginning with a live watch party of Syracuse basketball with three former players, who will interact with fans during the game. Read more

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Kaylan Moody

Kaylan Moody, MD/morning host at MARC Radio Group modern rock “100.5 The Buzz” WHHZ Gainesville, is exiting the station Dec. 20 to pursue a record industry career in Nashville. Read more

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LPFM Tip Leads To Fine For Raleigh Station.

In a move that could serve as a warning for any broadcaster with an FM translator, the FCC has hit Curtis Media Group with a $2,000 fine after it failed to simulcast the designated station on a Raleigh, NC-licensed translator. The Media Bureau said the translator at 92.9 FM wasn’t relaying what had been specified as its primary station. Read more

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