IR0EQ > INFO 21.10.21 02:00l 111 Lines 4150 Bytes #154 (0) @ WW BID : 43F3_I0OJJ Read: GUEST Subj: [Radio Ink] Thompson Named EVP of Ramsey Network Path: ED1ZAC<ED1ZAC<LU4ECL<I0OJJ Sent: 211021/0207z @:I0OJJ.ITA.EU [Rome] $:43F3_I0OJJ Radio Ink /////////////////////////////////////////// Thompson Named EVP of Ramsey Network Posted: 20 Oct 2021 03:02 PM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/thompson-named-evp-of-ramsey-network/ After nine years at the helm of Ramsey Network, Brian Mayfield has accepted a new role with the company. He's now the to EVP of Strategic Alliances where he will oversee advertiser and endorsed local provider relationships. Blake Thompson (pictured) steps into the role as the networkâ€Ös EVP. /////////////////////////////////////////// They Cut The New Hoops Ribbon Saturday Posted: 20 Oct 2021 02:26 PM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/they-cut-the-new-hoops-ribbon-saturday/ iHeartMedia's Power 105.1 in New York City will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Mott Haven New York City Housing Authority Development in the Bronx. The event is in celebration of the reopening of basketball courts the station helped refurbish. /////////////////////////////////////////// WAMU Celebrating 60 Years Posted: 20 Oct 2021 02:10 PM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/wamu-celebrating-60-years/ WAMU-FM 88.5 in Washington, DC will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a weekend of special programming. The centerpiece is an hour-long news special that will feature conversations with voices of WAMU's past and present that track the evolution of the station and changes in the D.C. region. /////////////////////////////////////////// Mercury Awards Go Virtual Next Month Posted: 20 Oct 2021 02:03 PM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/mercury-awards-go-virtual-next-month/ The 2021 Radio Mercury Awards will be announced on November 17. The ceremony will be conducted as a virtual event. 149 radio/audio spots and campaigns made it to the finals of the 30th anniversary Radio Mercury Awards. /////////////////////////////////////////// Burdine-Fly Joins Alpha Posted: 20 Oct 2021 01:59 PM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/burdine-fly-joins-alpha/ Alpha Media has hired Zoe Burdine-Fly as Regional President. She will oversee the operations for 13 Alpha Media markets, including Amarillo, Bakersfield, Lincoln and Topeka. Burdine-Fly joins Alpha from Townsquare and replaces George Pelletier who became President and CEO of West Virginia Radio Corporation. /////////////////////////////////////////// Audacy Purchases WideOrbit Technology Posted: 20 Oct 2021 11:36 AM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/audacy-purchases-wideorbit/ On Wednesday morning Audacy announced it has purchased a perpetual license to WideOrbitâ€Ös digital audio streaming technology and the related assets and operations of WO Streaming.Â /////////////////////////////////////////// Its Syndication For Toucher & Rich Posted: 20 Oct 2021 11:04 AM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/its-syndication-for-toucher-rich/ They've been together in Boston for 12 years and they dominate in the ratings. Beasley Media Groupâ€Ös 98.5 The Sports Hubâ€Ös Toucher Rich Show Syndication will officially go into syndication on Monday. /////////////////////////////////////////// Kessler Role Expanded At WGN Posted: 20 Oct 2021 09:10 AM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/kessler-role-expanded-at-wgn/ Longtime WGN news reporter Bob Kessler will be anchoring the midday news Tuesdays-Fridays. Kessler joined WGN Radio in 1994. /////////////////////////////////////////// Kovacik Promoted By Townsquare Posted: 20 Oct 2021 09:07 AM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/kovacik-promoted-by-townsquare/ Townsquare Media Victoria, TX has named Jim Kovacik Director of Content of the Companyâ€Ös Victoria stations. He replaces Wes Adams who has moved to the same position at the company's Grand Junction, CO stations. /////////////////////////////////////////// WRIF PD Honored Posted: 20 Oct 2021 09:05 AM PDT https://radioink.com/2021/10/20/wrif-pd-honored/ Jade Springart, Program Director at Beasley Detroit's WRIF-FM, is the recipient of the One to Watch award. The Museum of Broadcast Communications Radio Hall of Fame created the award in 2018 to honor Hall of Famer Art Laboe.
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