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Sunday, September 27th, 2020

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Listener Profiles: How Audio Behaviors Differ Among P1 Listeners To Top Formats.

As programmers strategize how – and where – to connect with their most loyal listeners, new data illuminates the differences in the devices they use, social media they favor, how much they listen on headphones and other behaviors across 11 top formats. “Radio Listener Profiles,” a new Infinite Dial study from Edison Research, breaks out behaviors from a national online survey of more than 3,000 Americans 12+ that listened to AM/FM radio in the past week, either over the air or online. Read more

TODAY'S HEADLINES

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‘The MJ Morning Show’ Returns To Tampa On Beasley’s WRBQ.

MJ (Todd Schnitt) is bringing his “crotchety old man” calls and other bits from his historic run in Tampa morning radio back to the market starting Monday, Oct. 5. Only this time “The MJ Morning Show” will air on Beasley Media Group classic hits “Q105” WRBQ, the stations that MJ and his former “Power Pig” co-conspirators competed with in one of radio’s most infamous format wars. Read more

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Valentine in the Morning

iHeartMedia soft AC KSOF Fresno (98.9) adds “Valentine in the Morning” to its on-air lineup, effective immediately. Teri-Ann Schlesse moves to middays with the addition of the program, which is based at hot AC sister “104.3 My FM” KBIG Los Angeles. Read more

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Charges Dropped Against KPCC Reporter Josie Huang.

Charges will not be filed against Josie Huang, a reporter at Pasadena Area Community College news/talk KPCC Los Angeles, who was arrested earlier this month during unrest that followed the shooting of two sheriff’s deputies in Compton. The Los Angeles County’s District Attorney’s Office said Huang did not intentionally interfere with deputies who were making an arrest of another individual. Read more

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Three Months Before Holiday, Christmas Comes To Youngstown.

We may have the first “official” Christmas flip of the year as Cumulus Media puts oldies on hold at “Z104” WWIZ Youngstown and launches “Christmas 104,” the Valley’s Christmas station. “We Need A Little Christmas” by Percy Faith and his Orchestra ushered in the holiday season at, appropriately enough, 12:25pm on Friday, Sept. 25, three months ahead of the holiday. Read more

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St. Louis Public Radio GM Tim Eby Removed From Post.

There is another change at the top of a public media outlet. Tim Eby has been removed as General Manager of news/talk “St. Louis Public Radio” KWMU. According to a KWMU report, Eby and other station leaders have come under fire over allegations of a “legacy of racism” at the University of Missouri-owned station. Read more

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Listener Profiles: How Audio Behaviors Differ Among P1 Listeners To Top Formats.

As programmers strategize how – and where – to connect with their most loyal listeners, new data illuminates the differences in the devices they use, social media they favor, how much they listen on headphones and other behaviors across 11 top formats. “Radio Listener Profiles,” a new Infinite Dial study from Edison Research, breaks out behaviors from a national online survey of more than 3,000 Americans 12+ that listened to AM/FM radio in the past week, either over the air or online. Read more

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Apple’s Secret Podcast Deal Revealed: It Bought Scout FM, Then Shut It Down.

Apple has quietly been putting more focus on its podcast business this year, recruiting staff and making tweaks to its operating system and hardware to become more podcast-friendly. It is also apparently buying companies, not that it wants anyone to know. Apple is now confirming a Bloomberg report that revealed Apple purchased the startup Scout FM earlier this year. Read more

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Freddy Mac

Freddy Mac is added to afternoons at Hubbard hot AC “Q102” WKRQ Cincinnati, where he joins co-host Natalie Jones and succeeds “Jon Jon” Curl, who exited in July. Mac was previously midday host at Wheeler Broadcasting CHR “K92” WXLK Roanoke. Read more

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Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad Gets Two New Co-Hosts: Lulu Miller And Latif Nasser.

WNYC Studio’s Radiolab, one of its most popular and influential podcasts and radio shows, announced that creator and host Jad Abumrad will be joined by two new co-hosts following the retirement of longtime co-host Robert Krulwich. Abumrad is joined by Lulu Miller, a veteran of the show and former co-host and cofounder of NPR’s Invibilia podcast. Also taking on co-host duties is Latif Nasser, who is currently Radiolab’s Director of Research. Read more

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