Irving Azoff and Oak View Group Break Ground on Huge Coachella Valley Arena

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On June 2, 2021, Oak View Group (OVG), the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries, and The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, a private foundation that generously supports educational and other charitable projects, officially broke ground on Coachella Valley Arena, a new state-of-the-art, privately financed sports and entertainment arena near the City of Palm...

BMG and Netflix Make Exclusive Music Deal

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The world’s most popular video streaming service, Netflix, has struck a new long-term exclusive agreement with BMG for the management and administration of Netflix’s music publishing rights worldwide outside the US.  It means BMG will be the worldwide exclusive music partner for Netflix-created hit movies and TV shows such as The Queen’s Gambit, The Crown, Extraction, Stranger Things, and Emily In Paris.  Netflix has increased its subscriber numbers...

A Martínez Named Host Of Morning Edition And Up First

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A Martínez joins Rachel Martin, Noel King and Steve Inskeep A Martinez will be leaving his role as host of Take Two at KPCC to join Noel, Steve, and Rachel at Morning Edition and Up First.Courtesy A Marti­nez NPR announced today that after conducting a national search A Martínez has been selected as the fourth host of Morning Edition, NPR's morning drivetime news magazine carried by 835 public radio...

‘All Things Considered’ to Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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Washington, D.C. -- “All Things Considered” (ATC), the flagship news program of NPR, will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2021 NAB Show, held October 9–13 in Las Vegas. Executive producer Cara Tallo and host Ailsa Chang will accept the award at the NAB Show Welcome event on Monday, October...

iHeartMedia Adds Member to Board of Directors

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IHEARTMEDIA NAMES GRACIELA MONTEAGUDO TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS   iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:  IHRT), the leading audio company in America, today announced that it has named Graciela Monteagudo to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Monteagudo, who most recently served as CEO and President of Lala U.S., a producer and distributor of dairy-based products focused on Hispanic/Millennial consumers, is an internationally-respected...

iHeartMedia Names Area President in Texas

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IHEARTMEDIA TEXAS NAMES SPENCER BYNES AREA PRESIDENT iHeartMedia announced today that Spencer Bynes has been named Area President for the Texas area and will oversee the Beaumont, McAllen, Waco, Corpus Christi and Bryan markets, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Texas has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing more than 29 stations...

COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS SERVES UP CAFÉ MOCHA FOR SYNDICATION SERVICES

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Cafe Mocha and Compass Media Networks are expanding their relationship with Compass Media Networks taking over affiliation and marketing responsibilities in addition to advertising sales, effective immediately. This two hour weekend show is hosted by Emmy Award winner comedienne, actress and co-host of ‘The REAL’ daytime show Loni Love, member of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood “Grammy” nominated artist YoYo...

AVA DuVERNAY’S FILM COLLECTIVE ARRAY PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE TO CREATE FEATURE FILM GRANT FOR UNDERREPRESENTED CREATIVES

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AVA DuVERNAY’S FILM COLLECTIVE ARRAY PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE TO CREATE FEATURE FILM GRANT FOR UNDERREPRESENTED CREATIVES   Selected Filmmaker’s Production Will Be Powered by ARRAY Crew, the Inclusive Hiring Database for Below-the-Line Crew Members   Today, ARRAY announced a partnership with Google to offer emerging creatives from historically underrepresented communities with the opportunity to apply for a career-changing $500,000 feature film grant.  ARRAY...

Emmis Indianapolis Market President Taja Graham Joins Board of Directors for MIW

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Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc. Announces the Addition of Emmis Communications Indianapolis Market President Taja Graham to the Board of Directors Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio, Inc. (MIW) announces the addition of  Emmis Communications Market President Taja Graham to its Board of Directors. MIW is a 501(c)(3) charitable entity consisting of top-level female radio professionals who use their experience, influence...

Beasley Media Group Mourns the Passing of Company Founder and Executive Chairman George G. Beasley

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Beasley Media Group Mourns the Passing of Company Founder and Executive Chairman George G. Beasley Radio Industry Innovator, Advocate, Mentor and Pioneer and Community Philanthropist Led Company for Sixty Years While best known for his many trailblazing achievements in the radio broadcasting industry, George will be most remembered for his humility, kindness, integrity, work-ethic and love of family and friends. Born on...

Juliette Jones Exits Atlantic Records

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Radio Facts has learned that Juliette Jones, EVP Urban Promotions, has exited Atlantic records. She stated in a post to the staff "In alignment with my personal goals, I’ve decided that now is the time for me to move forward into the next exciting chapter of my professional career. I’m tremendously proud of Atlantic’s promo team and all that we’ve accomplished together. It has been a real privilege...

Joe Russo Comes Home to Buffalo as Program Director of CUMULUS MEDIA’s 97 Rock/WGRF-FM

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CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ:CMLS) announces that it has appointed Joe Russo as Program Director for 97 Rock/WGRF-FM in Buffalo, NY. Russo returns to his hometown of Buffalo from Kansas City, MO, where he caps a highly successful six-year run with Cumulus Kansas City as Program Director for the top-ranked Classic Hits station in the market, 94.9 KCMO-FM. In addition to his new role...

Urban One Celebrates Black Music Month with the Release of a Podcast Series

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for the culture
In celebration of Black Music Month, Urban One announced today the release of its new podcast series, For the Culture, A History of Black Music.  The podcast features six episodes focused on the impact of several Black music genres on popular music today.  Every Wednesday during the month of June, the podcast will focus on various sounds, including Gospel, Funk,...

Celebrate Black Music Month on SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher with Exclusive Music Channels, Streaming Stations, and an Original Podcast

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SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher today announced the launch of three exclusive limited-engagement channels, a groundbreaking original podcast, and specialty music programming in honor of June’s Black Music Month. SiriusXM will kick-off Black Music Month with two channels saluting groundbreaking Black artists with The 2PAC Channel and The Prince Channel.  SiriusXM has collaborated with these iconic artists to deliver unique radio listening experiences that...

D-NICE PARTNERS WITH LIVE NATION URBAN TO LAUNCH CLUB QUARANTINE LIVE MUSIC SERIES

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Live Nation Urban today announces Club Quarantine LIVE music series, starring D-Nice. During quarantine, D-Nice launched his Club Quarantine virtual parties on Instagram which brought millions of people together during the stay-at-home mandates. The virtual community connected people from all over the world and provided a much-needed uplift during troubled times. Live Nation Urban will now help bring this experience to life in person. The first event...

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