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  • Clear Channel renamed iHeartMedia

    09/16/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
    Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service. […] The name change reflects the company’s shifting focus to its digital brand as it faces competition from popular music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. …
  • Clear Channel Gets a New Name

    09/16/2014 9:22:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10:31 am ET Sep 16, 2014 | Hannah Karp
    Most Americans are familiar with the names of their local radio stations but not with the cumbersome name of the company that owns most of them: Clear Channel Media Holdings Inc. Now, after 42 years, the country’s largest radio broadcaster is switching its name to something it hopes will resonate more with listeners and advertisers: iHeartMedia Inc., a nod to the company’s three-year-old digital radio service, iHeartRadio. Though most of Clear Channel’s revenue still comes from advertising on its terrestrial airwaves — iHeartRadio only accounts for 10% of total listening for the company — Clear Channel has been building the...
  • clear channel becomes iheartmedia

    09/16/2014 6:11:06 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    RadioInsight ^ | 9/16/14 | Lance Venta
    Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as IHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its IHeartRadio.com streaming platform. The company itself will be known as IHeartMedia, Inc, while the broadcast holdings formerly known as Clear Channel Media + Entertainment will be simply IHeartMedia. "Clear Channel announced today that it has become iHeartMedia, reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company with unparalleled reach and impact. The newly named...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama Impeachment "Never Going To Happen" (Audio at link)

    03/21/2014 7:26:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 92 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | March 21, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Never, ever, the conservative radio talk show host said on his radio program Thursday.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Politico Tries to Manipulate Hannity Comment on Michael Savage

    01/26/2014 10:50:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/14 | Breitbart News
    On Friday, Politico was set to release a puff piece on Michael Savage, the polarizing host tapped by Cumulus to replace iconic talker Sean Hannity on its affiliates. In the process of putting together that puff piece, Politico contacted Hannity for comment. After attempting to manipulate Hannity’s comments repeatedly, Hannity withdrew them. Now, they appear exclusively at Breitbart News. Hannity has moved to Premiere Radio Networks, a division of Clear Channel, shifting stations in many markets. As reported by Breitbart News last year, Hannity parted ways with Cumulus last year to move to Premiere, retaining his major markets and reportedly...
  • Clear Channel moving Rush Limbaugh from KFI to revamped KTLK

    12/05/2013 8:05:23 PM PST · by null and void · 48 replies
    LAT ^ | December 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m. | Ryan Faughnder
    Rush Limbaugh's radio tirades will have a new home on Los Angeles airwaves next year. KFI-AM (640) is losing the conservative host's three-hour show, long a fixture on the station, to KTLK-AM (1150), which owner Clear Channel is hoping to pump up as an outlet exclusively dedicated to right-leaning chatter. The company, which also owns KFI, will use Limbaugh's audience to anchor the new lineup for KTLK, which is being dubbed "The Patriot" and will also feature national shows by Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Clear Channel is making similar changes in San Francisco, where Limbaugh will leave its KKSF-AM...
  • New Hot Wax Tax Scheme Screams ‘Crony Capitalism’

    11/15/2013 12:53:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Neil McCabe
    Every political science major should be taught that a bill with the words “free market” in the title is not a bill freeing a market. This is the certainly the case with the "Free Market Royalty Act.” Crony Capitalism is the merging of government powers with private businesses for the fun and profit of the connected businessmen—and a poignant example is the bill by Rep. Mel. L. Watts (D.-N.C.), written by the Recording Industry Association of America, and set to create a performance tax on broadcast radio stations paid directly to a vassal entity of the RIAA. The entity,...
  • Conservative hosts Jim Quinn, Rose Tennent out at Pittsburgh's WPGB

    11/18/2013 11:47:34 AM PST · by raygunfan · 48 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 11/1812013 | Maria Sciullo
    Conservative talk hosts Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent are no longer part of Clear Channel's WPGB 104.7 FM morning programming. The duo finished its run in Pittsburgh at the end of last week.
  • WWIQ Philadelphia sold (to EMF Broadcasting)

    08/07/2013 11:57:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Radio Insight-Twitter ^ | 8/7/13 | raccoonradio
    Merlin Media has sold News/Talk "IQ 106.9" WWIQ Philadelphia to EMF Broadcasting. More details coming... (see below for more)
  • Blasting With Boyles – I’ll Be Back (Denver Colo. radio host back on air)

    07/05/2013 6:25:40 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Cherry Creek Chronicle ^ | june 2013 | Peter Boyles
    And so, as I was saying on the radio before I was abruptly interrupted. It’s not much of a secret in Denver, Colorado, or across the United States of America, or all the ships at sea as we go to press because I made national news. I got canned, tapped out, knocked out, booted, clipped, excused, asked to leave, dumped, “Bain Capitaled” (Bain Capital is the owner of Clear Channel radio for those who don’t know). Bain is now fondly known as the “Mack the Knife” corporation with a pink slip. Recently across America, Bain Capital has made more hits...
  • Fans of Quinn & Rose Daily Discussion - November 20, 2013

    11/20/2013 2:42:38 AM PST · by sneakers · 61 replies
    Gone (temporarily, I hope!) but DEFINITELY not forgotten! Quinn and Rose are off the air, but they WILL be back! Meanwhile, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will meet in our usual spot - same time, same station - as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze!
  • Rest assured, we will be back on the air! (Quinn & Rose)

    11/19/2013 6:56:04 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies
    Quinn & Rose ^ | 19 November 2013 | Jim Quinn & Rose
    The Quinn and Rose show has been on the air for 18 years with great success. Ten of those years were at 104.7. We love doing our show. We want our listeners to know how much we have enjoyed bringing you the news every morning. We feel like we are all part of one big family. Your loyalty and support over the years has meant so much to us and we think you know that. Please know that we appreciate each and every one of you. A morning without you is like a morning without coffee. And we HATE a...
  • WERE QUINN AND ROSE FIRED?

    11/18/2013 6:30:38 AM PST · by ConradofMontferrat · 46 replies
    18 November 2013 | Vanity
    Quinn and Rose, the Morning Show HAVE VANISHED INTO THIN AIR. The show was replaced this morning with sportz talk. The 104.7 web page has been scrubbed. Reports from a wiki source say the affiliates were notified 10 minutes before air time this morning that the two had been fired.
  • Quinn & Rose - America’s Morning Show - November 18, 2013

    11/17/2013 7:20:03 PM PST · by sneakers · 85 replies
    Listen to the Quinn & Rose Morning Show from 6:00 to 9:00 Eastern on: www.wpgb.com (104.7 Pittsburgh, Pa) http://www.talkradio560.com/ (Frostburg, MD) http://www.wncoam.com/main.html (Ashland, OH) http://wicofm.com/ (Salisbury/Ocean City, MD) http://www.wobx.net/ WOBX - Outer banks NC WVTT 96.7 - Olean, NY http://tunein.com/radio/The-War-Room-p34761/ http://wysl1040.com/ (Rochester, NY)
  • Clear Channel caves bows to pressure to air aids for fmr Tiller abortion facility

    08/30/2013 6:23:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life Site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    WICHITA, Kansas, August 30, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Ads for an abortion facility will soon fill Kansas airwaves, after a Clear Channel radio station has changed its policy, according to a pro-life group. "For several months Clear Channel radio refused paid ads from the new South Wind abortion clinic operating inside George Tiller's former abortion clinic in Wichita," said Kathy Ostrowski, the legislative director of Kansans for Life. “After news that South Wind was going to present them with a 68,000 signature petition, Clear Channel has caved, even though petition gatherers admitted that the 'vast majority' of signers are from outside...
  • SiriusXM Radio is dumping Clear Channel in August 2013

    07/05/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT · by bmwcyle · 24 replies
    In August SiriusXM is dumping Clear Channel Radio. I am dumping them. The number for you to call to cancel is 888-601-6302.
  • Clear Channel/Jacksonville Sued Over Discrimination

    06/21/2013 6:42:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    All Access ^ | June 21, 2013
    Three CLEAR CHANNEL/JACKSONVILLE salespeople have filed suit against the company, alleging discrimination. ARNOLD S. GAINES of the HARPER LAW FIRM filed on behalf of ANGELA MYHAND, MONIQUE BLUE and JESSICA DOWNS, stating "this action seeks declaratory, injunctive and equitable relief, compensatory damages, costs and attorneys' fees for racial and sex discrimination and retaliation suffered by Plaintiffs."
  • Free speech under threat as advertising company "agrees" to remove UKIP poster

    03/30/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 13 replies
    Just hours after a new UKIP poster ad was spotted in Levenshulme, Manchester, a trade unionist-led campaign to have the advertisement removed has apparently led to success, in what opponents have called "a sad day for freedom of speech". Campaigners online are boasting about the impending removal of a UK Independence Party poster positioned in "deep-red Labour territory". The poster which reads, "Stop Open Door EU Immigration: Enough's Enough" has recently been posted in Levenshulme, an area of Manchester populated by around 12,000 people. Described as a 'multi-ethnic' area, Leveshulme has a significant immigrant population, with 2001 census figures showing...
  • Clear Channel to take WDTW AM 1310 Detroit dark on December 31 (prog talker)

    12/17/2012 7:01:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Michiguide ^ | 12/17/12 | Mike Austerman
    On the heels of the announcement that Clear Channel will be donating Progressive Talk WDTW AM 1310 Detroit to MMTC (The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council) comes the news that the station will end operations and go silent at midnight on December 31st. WDTW's six tower array along I-94 east of Telegraph in Taylor will be dismantled after the station signs off. Current morning show host Tony Trupiano broke the news at the end of his 6 - 10 a.m. program this morning. The decision to shutdown the station will cost Trupiano his gig after about 18 months with his...
  • Ingraham Seeks WTNT Radio Lifeline

    11/30/2012 10:02:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    DCRTV ^ | 11/30/12 | Dave Hughes
    11/29 - UPDATED. DCRTV hears that DC-based political talker Laura Ingraham (right) could soon return to the airwaves via a brokered deal with DC area talker WTNT, 730 AM/102.9 FM. Ingraham, who had been heard until early this week on WTNT, recently announced that she's leaving her syndicator, TRN. But, we're told, she does not yet have another national radio distribution deal set up. Sources tell us that she's been talking to Clear Channel's Premiere and Cumulus. That leaves her with the short-term possibility of buying time from WTNT and doing her show from its Fairfax studios, allowing her to...