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Saturday, August 24, 2019

FEATURED STORY

In New Twist On Sports Radio, iHeart Bets On ‘The Gambler.’

One of the country’s most sports-crazed cities is getting a third sports talk station – with a unique twist that plays off the region’s embrace of legalized sports betting. iHeartMedia will launch “Fox Sports Radio – The Gambler” on WDAS Philadelphia and the Philly-licensed translator W273DO at 102.5. The station debuts today at 3pm, with “The Daily Ticket with Sean Brace,” a sports betting program hosted by the owner of a local sports website. Read more

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Scotty Kay

Scotty Kay joins the morning show at Entercom country “US99” WUSN. Kay, who was most recently morning host at Cumulus Media hot AC “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM Dallas, joins Jason Pullman and Katie Bright who succeeded “Stylz & Roman” and debuted Aug. 8. Read more

Moriah Daniels

Moriah Daniels is named midday host at Hubbard country WIRK West Palm Beach (103.1). Daniels began with the station eight years ago as an intern under CBS Radio ownership and has served in a number of roles including brand ambassador, air talent and in the sales department. Read more

Bubba Finds New Radio Home On JVC Media’s ‘Florida Man Radio.’

Bubba the Love Sponge will be back on the air in Florida as JVC Media plans to launch “Florida Man Radio” on WDYZ Orlando (660) and its corresponding translator, the Oviedo, FL-licensed W288CJ at 105.5. The new station, which is aiming for an early September debut, will also feature former WYAY host Shannon Burke. Read more

Chuy Gomez - Victor 'Big Daddy' Zaragoza

Drive time exits at Entercom rhythmic oldies “Q 102.1” KRBQ San Francisco as morning man Chuy Gomez and PM driver Victor “Big Daddy” Zaragoza exit, the result of ongoing staff cuts at the radio group. Both had been with the station since 2018. Read more

All-Female ‘The Gray And Green Show’ To Debut On WHTS Grand Rapids.

Cumulus Media CHR “105.3 Hot FM” WHTS Grand Rapids debuts a new all-female morning program, “The Gray and Green Show,” with Rachael Gray and Jackie Green. The new show will launch Monday, Aug. 26, with Green moving from afternoons to join Gray for wakeups. Read more

Neal Boortz ‘Fully Retired” After Filing Last Commentary On WSB.

Neal Boortz, who once had an affiliate count of 200 stations and a weekly audience of six million, has “fully retired” from Cox Media Group’s WSB Atlanta. Boortz, who stepped away from his syndicated talk show in 2013, had been doing daily commentaries for the news/talk powerhouse for the past six years. Read more

Family Secrets Podcasts Gets ‘Today’ Show Promo.

The second season of the Family Secrets podcast began this week and the iHeartPodcast Network original had some high-profile publicity for its return. To coincide with the launch, host and best-selling author Dani Shapiro appeared on NBC-TV’s “Today” show to tell her eye-opening story and promote the new season. Read more

ESPN Launches New Flagship College Football Podcast.

ESPN debuts “ESPN College Football Podcast- Herbie & Pollack,” a new flagship college football podcast. The program features lead analysts Kirk Herbstreit and David Pollack and is hosted by SportsCenter’s Kevin Negandhi. The new program joins “CFB 150” and “Packer and Durham” as new entries to the network’s podcast lineup. Read more

Following Devastating Fires, ‘Radio Malibu’ Now Running On Solar Power.

“Radio Malibu” KBUU-LP (99.1) is now operating using solar power, the first phase of the station setting up emergency communications for Malibu High School and Malibu City Hall. The installation of solar panels and the communications plan comes in the wake of the Woolsey Fire in November that devastated the area and knocked the station off air. Read more

People Moves

Scotty Kay

Scotty Kay joins the morning show at Entercom country “US99” WUSN. Kay, who was most recently morning host at Cumulus Media hot AC “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM Dallas, joins Jason Pullman and Katie Bright who succeeded “Stylz & Roman” and debuted Aug. 8. Read more

Moriah Daniels

Moriah Daniels is named midday host at Hubbard country WIRK West Palm Beach (103.1). Daniels began with the station eight years ago as an intern under CBS Radio ownership and has served in a number of roles including brand ambassador, air talent and in the sales department. Read more

Chuy Gomez - Victor 'Big Daddy' Zaragoza

Drive time exits at Entercom rhythmic oldies “Q 102.1” KRBQ San Francisco as morning man Chuy Gomez and PM driver Victor “Big Daddy” Zaragoza exit, the result of ongoing staff cuts at the radio group. Both had been with the station since 2018. Read more

SPONSOR NEWS

News Flash: Format Makes Major Gains in Feb. Survey.

From wicked winter weather to nonstop thrills and spills in the 2016 race to the White House, Nielsen’s February survey brought a ratings payday to news stations. News and news/talk ranked No. 1 in the 6+ demo in Chicago, San Francisco and Atlanta while news outlets in other markets racked up considerable market gains. Read more

INSIDER Q&A

The Inside Story On Nielsen’s New Podcast Listener Buying Service.

Nielsen last month unveiled its Podcast Listener Buying Power Service, a qualitative measurement service that shows insights into podcast listeners’ buying habits. Just six months after the project was hatched inside Nielsen, five podcast companies are just weeks away from getting their hands on the first data. Podcast News Daily caught up with Nielsen’s Bruce Supovitz to get an inside look at the service and what may be next for Nielsen in the podcast business. Read more

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