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iHeartRadio Sports Launches As One-Stop Digital Sports Destination.

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To help satiate the content appetite for millions of sports fans (and the advertisers that target them), iHeartMedia is rolling up all of its sports assets into a new digital media play. The company today launched iHeartRadio Sports, a new website that aggregates its sports radio stations, podcasts and personalities with the latest sports news.

The new portal offers access to 195 live broadcast and digital radio stations, including the Fox Sports Radio national feed and local iHeart stations like “570 LA Sports” KLAC Los Angeles, the recently launched “Fox Sports Radio – The Gambler” WDAS Philadelphia, “The Fan” KFXN-FM Minneapolis, “ESPN Pittsburgh” WBGG Pittsburgh, “Sports Radio” KJR Seattle, WDAE Tampa and WINZ Miami. In addition to live radio, the site provides a gateway to 25,000 sports podcasts, including “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” “3 and Out with John MiddleKauff,” “Outkick the Coverage with Clay Travis, and “Sports Wars.”

Aiming to offer one-stop shopping for sports fans, the new site draws heavily on Fox Sports Radio, which is a division of iHeart’s Premiere Networks in a partnership with Fox Sports. The network, which reaches 15 million monthly listeners on 500 affiliates, has a lineup of some of the biggest names in sports media, including Cowherd, Travis, Dan Patrick, Doug Gottlieb, Rich Eisen, Chris Broussard, Rob Parker and R.J. Bell. In August, iHeart says Fox Sports Radio’s podcasts reached 10.3 million total monthly listens, marking back-to-back months that surpassed the 10-million milestone.

“iHeartRadio has long been a destination for the biggest sports fans and now provides the premier destination where they can find all their favorite teams, podcasts, personalities and stations all in one place,” Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio and iHeartMedia Networks Group, said in a news release. “Sports listeners are incredibly passionate and this new destination utilizes the power and reach of iHeartMedia and its programming to create an encompassing all-things-sports experience like no other, for those enthusiastic fanatics everywhere, whether it’s getting outstanding play-by-play of the latest Dodgers game to sports betting podcasts for expert picks and analysis.”

Long a highly sought after audience for advertisers, sports programming is growing in cache as sports gambling becomes more mainstream. With iHeartRadioSports, the company is in a better position to capitalize on increased demand for sports content from consumers and advertisers. The new web portal joins a growing digital field that includes the likes of ESPN, Entercom’s Radio.comSports, Sporting News, SB Nation, The Athletic and others.

The site’s breadth and depth of content will be expansive, aggregating programming and content from iHeart's local and national sports radio hosts, including insider access, interviews and live reports. It will also draw on the company’s relationships with major sports teams on both the professional and college level. Among the teams iHeart has play-by-play deals with are the Dodgers, Clippers, Kings, Chargers and UCLA in Los Angeles; the Vikings, Wild and Gophers in Minnesota; the Reds, Bengals and University of Cincinnati Football and Basketball in Cincinnati; the Broncos, Rockies and University of Colorado Football in Colorado; the Indians and Cavaliers in Cleveland; and the Miami Marlins and Florida Gators in Florida.

In June, the company launched iHeartRadio Sports Daily – a newsletter featuring top sports stories and videos that are sent out daily to sports fans.

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Continue To Exercise Caution About Vaping, CBD Ads.

As controversy continues to swirl around the legality of vaping products and CBD, broadcasters must continue to navigate a cloudy landscape when considering taking on ads for either product. While communications attorney David Oxenford has taken on the topic multiple times, now he writes that there are “New Concerns About Ads for E-Cigs and CBD.”

“The issues with these products never seem to go away, and in recent days, they have become even more pronounced,” Oxenford writes on the Broadcast Law Blog.

In fact, a state ban on flavored vaping products was recently instituted in Michigan and within the last week came an announcement that a new Federal ban on the products might go into effect over the next few months. And regarding CBD, again over the past week, another set of warnings came from the FTC targeting advertisers that make specific health claims about their products.

Says Oxenford: “These actions should serve as a warning to broadcasters and other media companies to proceed very carefully, only after receiving legal advice, before jumping into advertising for these products.”

On the vaping side, first Michigan totally banned flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol-flavored vaping products. Then came news this week that the Trump administration intends to ban the products on a Federal level. That means that broadcasters “need to be concerned about running advertising for products that may be considered illegal. With the recent rash of other serious health consequences of vaping, it is quite possible that further regulation of these products will follow, and so may lawsuits from the vaping industry.” But with that, Oxenford notes, comes a new opportunity. The FDA has said it will be running ads to combat underage vaping and to warn about the potential health issues.

Regarding CBD, the FDA and FTC draw a hard line against advertisers that make specific health claims for the products. “Even very general health claims have brought admonitions from Federal agencies as well as some state authorities,” he says. This week, three additional letters were released targeting the marketing of two CBD producers.

“Both vaping and CBD ads entail risks, and these risks are likely to increase in the near term,” Oxenford stresses. “We can expect new rules federally banning flavored e-cigs, and we have been expecting for quite some time rules from the USDA on its framework for approval of state plans to regulate CBD and other hemp production.”

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WGTK Goes Live From Its Tower To Test PEP Emergency Broadcast System.

With hurricane season in full gear, Greenville, SC’s Primary Entry Point or “PEP” station conducted a practice emergency broadcast last week from its broadcast tower location instead of its Greenville, SC studios. Salem’s “The Answer 94.5” WGTK-FM morning host Joey Hudson interviewed South Carolina’s Lt. Governor to demonstrate the station’s responsibilities as a federally-designated PEP station.

As one of 77 PEP stations, WGTK has a direct connection to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is able to relay emergency messages to other radio stations in the Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina region. WGTK is equipped with back-up broadcast gear and emergency power generators that would allow it to broadcast continuously, independent of public utilities and without refueling, for roughly 30-45 days.

Although the FEMA practice exercise had been planned for weeks, it was especially timely with Hurricane Dorian passing through the Carolinas the week before and another hurricane expected to impact the Southeast during the coming days. During the broadcast, Hudson simulated how he would provide essential info to the public immediately following devastating damage by a hurricane in the Carolinas.

“Everything we need is right here in this building," he told WYFF-TV. "As part of my job, I would be here and be able to help people, let them know what they needed to do, where they could get assistance and what to do in the event of an emergency.”

As part of an upgrade to the PEP system during the past decade, FEMA has added PEP stations and solidified their facilities in case of a disaster. FEMA expects to spend about $1.5 million on each of the PEP stations that it upgrades. The addition of new stations has improved PEP’s direct coverage from 67% of the U.S. population in 2009 to more than 90% today.

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Liebowitz Represents Go-To Client In Latest Copyright Infringement Suit.

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While Long Island-based attorney Richard Liebowitz has founded a cottage industry around suing large radio companies for alleged copyright infringement, in his latest lawsuit, he and one of his standard go-to clients are attempting to stick it to a small Missouri-based company – Zimmer Radio.

It’s a simple matter of filling in the blanks, as usual. The plaintiff is Los Angeles-based photographer Neil Zlozower—a familiar Liebowitz client. His images of Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones have appeared on music albums and CD covers, in magazines, concert programs and books.

As Inside Radio has reported, the two have sued Townsquare Media multiple times, as well as Entravision and Spotify. This time, the accused is Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group, which operates 10 radio stations in the “Show Me State,” as well as Zimmer Digital Solutions.

The alleged guilty party is classic rock KCMQ (96.7) Columbia, MO, which is said to have reproduced a copyrighted picture of Van Halen on its website all the way back in September 2017, titled “Students Recreate Van Halen Song in Same Studio” (the photo is no longer on the site).

Liebowitz writes, “Zimmer Radio did not license the Photograph from Plaintiff for its article, nor did Zimmer Radio have Plaintiff’s permission or consent to publish the Photograph on its Website.”

Liebowitz is demanding $150,000, a jury trial, attorney fees and any other costs.

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Radio Remembers Eddie Money With Multi-Format On-Air Tributes.

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Radio paid tribute to quintessential 70s and 80s rocker Eddie Money Friday, sharing the news of his death from cancer at age 70, and spinning his biggest hits. While Money first made his mark at rock and top 40 radio, today his music transcended formats with spins detected on active rock, hot AC, top 40, triple A, urban AC and his recently adopted home of AC.

Spins for Money’s 1977 breakout smash "Baby Hold On" were up by more than sevenfold, according to Mediabase. Airplay tripled for follow-up "Two Tickets to Paradise,” released in 1978. But it was Money’s 1986 top 5 comeback “Take Me Home Tonight,” a duet with Ronnie Spector, that enjoyed the most airplay, with hundreds of spins today.

Stations also shared the news on their websites and social media pages. Beasley rocker WMMR (93.3) Philadelphia posted a flashback photo of Money performing in 2011 at morning show Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger. iHeartRadio posted the August AXS TV video of Money first revealing he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer, but vowing to keep performing.

Money’s music was considered blue-collar at its core, Variety suggested in its coverage of his death. Over the course of his 40-year career, he released 11 albums and seven compilations, alongside two dozen singles. His self-titled 1977 double-platinum debut on Columbia included two of his most famous hits, "Baby Hold On" and “Two Tickets To Paradise.” He reached No. 1 at mainstream rock in 1980 with “Think I’m in Love” and again in 1986 with “Take Me Home Tonight” (with Ronnie Spector), which also represented a pop comeback, peaking at No. 4 on the Hot 100, to become his biggest career top 40 radio hit. He had one more top 10 hit, “Walk on Water” in 1988. Most recently, Money released the album “Brand New Day” in July 2019.

A reality television series about Money and his family, “Real Money,” aired on AXS TV starting in April 2018. It chronicled his life at home, on the road and with his family, as well as his health struggles, Variety reported. Earlier, he dealt with drug and alcohol abuse, nearly dying of an overdose that left him unable to walk for a year.

Money grew up on Long Island, and followed in his father’s footsteps as a New York City cop, before leaning toward music. He became part of the San Francisco club scene, meeting promoter Bill Graham, who became his manager.

—Paul Heine and Chuck Taylor

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Hubbard West Palm Beach And iHeart South Florida Continue Dorian Relief Efforts.

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“The KVJ Show” on Hubbard hot AC WRMF (97.9) West Palm Beach has doubled their original goal and raised $200,000 in donations via a 52-hour radiothon that started Wednesday, Sept. 11 to help relief efforts after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas. The morning show actually hit its original $100,000 goal 16 hours early, and continued fundraising through Friday morning at 10am.

Donations will go directly to rebuilding West End, the oldest community on Grand Bahama, through a partnership with 501c3, Little Smiles. “When you live in the Caribbean, you are family, even if you’re not in the same country,” said Kevin Rolston, host of the KVJ Show, in a release. “We both enjoy the beauty and devastation of our climate. What the Bahamas has gone through is unfathomable and unprecedented, but they will not go through it alone.”

Video from the Hubbard radiothon can be seen HERE and HERE.

In addition, iHeartMedia South Florida radio stations helped oversee contributions from residents to fill more than 21 semi-trucks with water, non-perishable food, generators, building materials, hygiene products, tents, pet food and blankets for residents of the Bahamas. Promotions and marketing company Mobile Mike will join local law enforcement to travel to the Bahamas and drop off the donations.

Additional donation drives took place Thursday and Friday, part of the #iHeartBahamas Relief Effort led by on-air personalities from all iHeart stations and Mobile Mike. Stations broadcast throughout the day to encourage listeners to donate generators, plywood, construction materials, pop up tents, gas cans, unopened baby supplies, canned foods, sleeping items and pet food. Another donation drive is scheduled for Sept. 27 at Vero Beach Outlets in Vero Beach, FL.

“We salute the people of South Florida for their compassion and generosity; we are thankful and amazed by the tremendous outpouring of support by our listeners and the people,” said Greg Ashlock, President of the iHeartMedia Markets Group. “We feel privileged to connect people who want to help with those in need; Mobile Mike was a guiding force in ensuring that we were able to quickly create these donation drives and we want to thank everyone on our Miami team who broadcast live, helped spread the word on-air and on social, packed boxes and trucks and donated themselves.”

iHeartMedia’s Florida News Network, led by “News Radio 610” WIOD Miami, provided hourly updates on all iHeartMedia South Florida stations beginning Saturday, Aug. 31 to keep local residents updated on Hurricane Dorian’s path. The stations and Mobile Mike also partnered with local law enforcement and launched the #iHeartBahamas Relief Effort to encourage listeners to donate to the Red Cross and their own local efforts.

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FCC: 33 Radio Call Letter Changes During August.

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August isn’t exactly known as the busiest month for business with lots of Americans stepping away from work to enjoy summer. But the radio industry showed no sign of slowdown last month, at least when it came to switching call letters. There were 33 changes last month according to the monthly report by the Federal Communications Commission.

One of those moves came in Orlando where Salem Media Group is getting ready to spin-off WORL (660) and a translator at 105.5 to JVC Media in a pending $900,000 deal. That led Salem to move its talk “The Answer” programming over to what had been WDYZ (950). Those WDYZ call letters—which are a legacy of the AM’s previous ownership by the Walt Disney Company—now sit at 660 AM. JVC Media has started operating the station under a local marketing agreement with a talk format it has dubbed “Florida Man Radio” featuring the Bubba The Love Sponge show.

In Chico, CA, Bustos Media closed on the purchase of three FMs from Mapleton Communications in July and in August that brought new call letters as CHR “107.5 Now FM” KQPT became the latest station to carry its regional Mexican “La Z” format with the call sign KZSZ. It wasn’t Bustos’ only change in Chico. It also turned rock “93.9 The Hippo” KFMF into “News Talk 93.” KPAY-FM.

Townsquare Media also make numerous changes in August in its Albany, NY cluster. It debuted soft AC “103.9 The Breeze” WPBZ-FM out of what had been “Alt 103.9” WQBK. Townsquare held onto the WQBK call letters though, putting them on classic rock “Q-105.7” which had been WQSH.

In the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC market iHeartMedia flipped WLFJ to WESC (660) after the AM dropped its religious format to simulcast country WESC-FM (92.5).

The FCC report also shows Educational Media Foundation, which is typically radio’s biggest changer of call letters each month, made three moves last month. See what they were and check out all of August’s call letter changes HERE.

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Moody Radio Chattanooga Opens New Offices Following Devastating 2018 Fire.

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A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony took place Friday for Moody Radio Chattanooga’s newly renovated office and studios. The ceremony celebrated and reopened the station’s building after a year of renovations following extensive fire damage in February 2018.

“It has been a long process,” said Brent Manion, station manager for Moody Radio Chattanooga. “I want to personally thank the listeners, our ministry partners and churches, colleagues and others for their support, prayers and encouragement.

Shortly before 10pm on Feb. 20, 2018, a fire broke out in the office portion of Moody Radio’s building due to two faulty nine-volt batteries on a desk. Thick smoke circulated throughout the entire building via the HVAC system, causing extensive damage to all the equipment and studio space, rendering them useless, the station explained in a release.

After using a temporary trailer on-site to work and broadcast, in April 2018, Precept Ministries International, led by Kay Arthur—a longtime friend and partner of Moody Radio—had space available on its 30-acre campus in Chattanooga.

“To be able to lease not only sufficient office space from a friend and partnering ministry, but one that was built specifically for broadcast media, was an incredible blessing,” Hastings added. “We are extremely grateful to Kay and our friends at Precept Ministries for their gracious hospitality and standing with us during a challenging time.”

Listeners, former Moody Radio staff and hosts, local leaders and area pastors were on hand for the Sept. 13 ceremony that officially reopened the building, which was broadcast live on WMBW (88.9).

As part of the renovations to the 2,800-square-foot building, Moody Radio was able to make needed upgrades to its exterior brick, HVAC, lighting, studios and technical operations center to create a more efficient, welcoming and secure space.

Moody Radio is one of the oldest Christian radio networks in the U.S., airing its first broadcast in 1926 in Chicago. Parent Moody Bible Institute owns about 40 radio stations, 30 FM translators and six internet stations. Some 1,600 network affiliates also carry its programming.

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News Bites: Broadcasters Foundation, Saga, Adrian Dater.

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News Bites for September 13...

...Bill McGorry has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. The Chairman of Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame oversees its nominating process and manages the annual awards event. Proceeds from the black-tie gala benefit the Broadcasters Foundation of America and The Paley Center for Media. “Bill has been a long-time supporter of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation, and we are delighted he is joining the Board,” said Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Every year, Bill ensures that the Broadcasters Foundation is a recipient of some of the proceeds from Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame Awards dinner. Those much-needed funds go to helping broadcasters in need across our industry.”

...Saga Communications has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share, to be paid Oct. 11. The aggregate amount of the payment to be made in connection with the quarterly dividend will be about $1.8 million, according to the company, funded by cash on Saga’s balance sheet. Including this dividend, the company will have paid more than $67.0 million in dividends to shareholders since a first special dividend was paid in 2012. Saga owns 79 FM and 34 AM radio stations and 77 translators.

...“Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan” KKFN-FM Denver has hired Adrian Dater as a commentator for the Colorado Avalanche this season. He will make exclusive appearances on-air to provide insight into the team while contributing digital content to its website. Dater has been covering the Avalanche since 1995 and writing in the Denver area since 1991. He spent 24 years with The Denver Post and currently serves as editor-in-chief of Colorado Hockey Now. “Adrian has spent many years covering the team and building relationships with key individuals both in and out of the organization,” said Raj Sharan, PD of The Fan. “That insight will be a welcome addition to our team on the eve of training camp opening for the Avalanche.” In addition to appearances during daytime programming, fans will also hear Dater on “The Fan Late Night with Shawn Drotar” following games.

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Media Diversity Resolutions Introduced In House And Senate.

The current session of Congress has been especially quiet on broadcast-related issues. But lawmakers signaled this week that the issue of media ownership diversity remains something that’s not entirely off their radar. Bipartisan resolutions were introduced in the House and Senate that call attention to the “continued challenges of increasing diversity” across all media platforms. The resolution says Congress “reaffirms its commitment to diversity as a core tenet of the public interest standard in media policy” and it “pledges to work with media entities and diverse stakeholders to develop common ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity.”

The resolutions may not change a law or create a new policy like a bill might. Instead, the bigger impact may be as a signal to the Federal Communications Commissions which is midstream in the latest quadrennial review of the agency’s media ownership regulations.

The Senate version of the resolution (S.Res.306) was introduced by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) while the House resolution (H. Res. 549) was introduced by Reps. Val Demings (D-FL) and Jennifer González-Colón (R-PR). Sixty-four other House members have also added their support, all Democrats.

Rubio said he arrived at the conclusion of the importance of media diversity through his countless interactions with local media outlets, including radio stations, as part of his political career. “These outlets are ingrained in our communities, offering unique and important insight,” he said. “We must continue to support small, diverse media outlets that are instrumental in preserving local culture, and serve as an invaluable resource for our communities.”

The resolution says that “an informed and engaged electorate is critical to a vibrant democracy is deeply rooted in our laws of free speech and underpins the virtues on which we established our Constitution.” In addition, “having independent, diverse, and local media that provide exposure to a broad range of viewpoints and the ability to contribute to the political debate is central to sustaining that informed engagement,” it says.

The resolution pledges Congress will work with media entities and other stakeholders to develop common-ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity. And it says with increasing media experience and sophistication, it is even more important to have minority participation in local media. “In order for Americans to be informed and engaged, it is important to have access to strong and diverse media,” said Rosen. “We must make an effort to ensure that our newsrooms and media companies are reflective of America, both in terms of ideas and of media figures. This is critical now, more than ever.” She said their resolutions are designed to highlight those sentiments.

The National Association of Broadcasters says it backs the goal of the resolutions. “NAB strongly endorses media diversity efforts at both the national and local level,” Executive VP Dennis Wharton said. “It is important for management, newsrooms and boardrooms to reflect and embrace the changing demographics of America. Much progress has been made, thanks to NAB programs like the Broadcast Leadership Training program, but we recognize that more can be done.”

Lawmakers aren’t embracing any specific ideas in the resolution. And it’s worth noting that a bill to revive the Minority Tax Certificate Program to encourage stations be sold to minority groups has the support of just 11 members of the House and Senate, thanks in part to the addition of two names—Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) last week.

That effort also has broadcaster support. Wharton said in an email that the NAB believes reinstatement of the tax certificate program would bring more women and people of color into ownership ranks.

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Media Diversity Resolutions Introduced In House And Senate.

The current session of Congress has been especially quiet on broadcast-related issues. But lawmakers signaled this week that the issue of media ownership diversity remains something that’s not entirely off their radar. Bipartisan resolutions were introduced in the House and Senate that call attention to the “continued challenges of increasing diversity” across all media platforms. The resolution says Congress “reaffirms its commitment to diversity as a core tenet of the public interest standard in media policy” and it “pledges to work with media entities and diverse stakeholders to develop common ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity.”

The resolutions may not change a law or create a new policy like a bill might. Instead, the bigger impact may be as a signal to the Federal Communications Commissions which is midstream in the latest quadrennial review of the agency’s media ownership regulations.

The Senate version of the resolution (S.Res.306) was introduced by Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) while the House resolution (H. Res. 549) was introduced by Reps. Val Demings (D-FL) and Jennifer González-Colón (R-PR). Sixty-four other House members have also added their support, all Democrats.

Rubio said he arrived at the conclusion of the importance of media diversity through his countless interactions with local media outlets, including radio stations, as part of his political career. “These outlets are ingrained in our communities, offering unique and important insight,” he said. “We must continue to support small, diverse media outlets that are instrumental in preserving local culture, and serve as an invaluable resource for our communities.”

The resolution says that “an informed and engaged electorate is critical to a vibrant democracy is deeply rooted in our laws of free speech and underpins the virtues on which we established our Constitution.” In addition, “having independent, diverse, and local media that provide exposure to a broad range of viewpoints and the ability to contribute to the political debate is central to sustaining that informed engagement,” it says.

The resolution pledges Congress will work with media entities and other stakeholders to develop common-ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity. And it says with increasing media experience and sophistication, it is even more important to have minority participation in local media. “In order for Americans to be informed and engaged, it is important to have access to strong and diverse media,” said Rosen. “We must make an effort to ensure that our newsrooms and media companies are reflective of America, both in terms of ideas and of media figures. This is critical now, more than ever.” She said their resolutions are designed to highlight those sentiments.

The National Association of Broadcasters says it backs the goal of the resolutions. “NAB strongly endorses media diversity efforts at both the national and local level,” Executive VP Dennis Wharton said. “It is important for management, newsrooms and boardrooms to reflect and embrace the changing demographics of America. Much progress has been made, thanks to NAB programs like the Broadcast Leadership Training program, but we recognize that more can be done.”

Lawmakers aren’t embracing any specific ideas in the resolution. And it’s worth noting that a bill to revive the Minority Tax Certificate Program to encourage stations be sold to minority groups has the support of just 11 members of the House and Senate, thanks in part to the addition of two names—Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) last week.

That effort also has broadcaster support. Wharton said in an email that the NAB believes reinstatement of the tax certificate program would bring more women and people of color into ownership ranks.

People Moves

Roger Christian

After being downsized out of his midday gig at Entercom hot AC “Star 102.5” WTSS, Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Famer Roger Christian has landed across the street at oldies WECK (1230). The locally owned station is heard on the Tonawanda-licensed translator W263DC at 100.5, complementing Cheektowaga-licensed W275BB at 102.9. Read more

Becki West

Becki West has been named VP of Sales and Director of Agency Partnerships for iHeartMedia Philadelphia. She will work with the market’s cross-platform broadcast and digital brands, encompassing six stations airing urban, CHR, AC, sports talk and alt rock. She was previously GSM there. Read more

Sammy Cruise

Sammy Cruise joins Townsquare Media as Operations Manager of the Portsmouth, NH market, with direct oversight of country WOKQ (97.5). Cruise spent the last 11 years with Palm Beach Broadcasting country WIRK West Palm Beach (103.1), with previous stops in Sarasota, Las Vegas and Albuquerque. Read more

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