An iHeartRadio Talent Is Focus Of Alleged Threat

The local air personality who holds the Noon-6pm shift on an iHeartMedia-owned hip-hop and R&B station serving the Panama City Beach, Fla., market, has contacted local police after an alleged threat was received via social media.

Hearst-owned Litton’s New Strategy Head Arrives From CBS

Starting September 1, a former CBS executive vice president of daytime programs is joining the Hearst Television division that produces educational and informational (E&I) daytime programming as it seeks to broaden its reach and diversify its program portfolio and platforms.

Upstate S.C. ND Upped To President/GM For Hearst’s NW Arkansas Stations

Since 2012, he has served as News Director of WYFF-4 in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C., market, which includes Asheville, N.C. Now, Bruce Barkley is getting bumped up to his first President/GM role by relocating to the second-largest city in Arkansas for Hearst Television.

Hearst Television Welcomes a News Talent Recruitment Head

The News Director of Hearst Television's ABC affiliate in Savannah, Ga., is being elevated to a newly created position designed to find the best talent to put in front of, and in back of, the camera across all Hearst TV local market newsrooms.

Sales SVP Stripes For Jones At iHeart/ATL

In the new role, the former GSM will be responsible for overseeing all sales operations for the Atlanta market that is comprised of CHR/Rhythmic WWPW-FM "Power 96.1," Country WUBL-FM "94.9 The Bull," Adult Hits WUBL HD2 "The Lake," Spanish Contemporary WBZY-FM "Z105.7," Hip-Hop and R&B WRDG-FM "105.3 The Beat," and News/Talk WGST-AM.

Baker Donelson Associate Heads To D.C. For FHH Slot

For the past five years, Kristen Corra represented "a leading national wireless communications company" in matters relating to the acquisition and leasing of site facilities for a major law firm from offices in Nashville. Now, she's joining one of Washington's most prominent communications law firms.

Wiley Partner Elected Co-Chair of FCBA Foundation Board

A partner in Wiley Rein's Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice has been elected Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation. At the same time, another firm partner will serve as FCBA's Treasurer.
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Giants of Broadcasting Awards Luncheon: The Latest COVID-19 Victim

Chalk up another cancellation due to the ongoing novel coronavirus. The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) says conditions do not permit it to hold its annual Giants of Broadcasting awards luncheon in 2020.

The CW Gives Senior Screening Stripes To Ryoo As Dennis Retires

The CW Network has given SVP stripes to the individual who has spent the last nine years assisting Patricia Dennis with the "screening and evaluation" of all programming broadcast on the netlet — including prime-time, fringe and children's shows as well as on-air promos and commercials.

Premiere Promotes Tripi To Exec Sales Post

He's been with iHeartMedia's Premiere Networks since 1999, following his departure from the marketing department at Imus in the Morning, then-syndicated by Westwood One. Now, Premiere is promoting him to the New York-based role of EVP/Affiliate Sales.

Scripps Selects A Univision Vet To Lead A Former Cordillera Property

In October 2018, The E.W. Scripps Company agreed to acquire 15 of 16 properties as part of a wind-down in operations by Cordillera Communications. One of those stations is in Texas and is now getting a new VP/GM. Scripps' choice for the job? A Hispanic market veteran who once ran Caballero Spanish Media and the top Spanish-language TV stations in N.Y.

Lerman Senter Ups Burns, Adds Harding As ‘Of Counsel’

One of the nation's prominent law firms with a telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) practice has bolstered its attorney roster by promoting an attorney to Member status and welcoming a four-decade legal veteran as Counsel.

A Siouxland TV Legend Remembered

From his arrival in South Dakota in 1966 through the 1980s, he was an iconic figure in local broadcast television. Most recently, he was retired, and living in Southwest Florida. Now, TV industry executives from the across the U.S. are pausing to pay tribute to Bill Turner.

NABLF President Takes Chief Diversity Officer Role For NAB

Last year, she was elevated to president of the NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF). As of July 1, this ex-newspaper reporter will add the title of Chief Diversity Officer at the NAB to her duties.

Scott Herman Elected Chair of Broadcasters Foundation

For many years, he was associated with Group W and CBS Radio, entities that no longer exist. Now, Scott Herman has been chosen to serve as the Chair of one of the media industry's foremost charity organizations benefiting its own. Dan Mason will remain on the Board of Directors, while the President of Hearst Television is re-elected as Vice Chair.

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