We found these items while cruising up and down the radio dial: Lew Dickey of Cumulus will be discussing radio and digital at SXWX; Townsquare and Emmis go to bat for children; an Emmis star appears at the UN; Envision retools a Classic Rock offering; Salem shareholders are set to meet; and CBS Sports Radio is set for NCAA coverage.
* Getting the most out of radio and digital listening will be a topic at the 2015 South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, and Lew Dickey of Cumulus will be a prominent panelist. Rdio’s Anthony Bay, Quartz’s John McDuling and Glassnote Entertainment’s Daniel Glass will also be on the 3/19/15 panel.
* More reports are coming in about funds raised by broadcasters for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The Townsquare Media radio group raised $1.4M in pledges over the two-day 3/5-6/15 event. And Emmis’s WLIB-AM New York all by itself pulled in $119K over two days.
* Emmis Hot 97 PM driver Nessa took her act to a very prestigious venue recently – no less than the United Nations, where she made the case for the empowerment of women and girls.
* Envision Networks has retooled its three-hour Classic Hard Rock syndication offering Hangar 19 with the hiring of Amber Lee as host. She has stops in Augusta GA, Waterloo IA and, most recently, Green Bay WI on her resume.
* Salem stockholders will get together for the company’s annual meeting on Tuesday 5/19/15 at 9:30AM Pacific. The meeting will be at corporate headquarters in Camarillo CA.
* CBS Sports Radio will be devoting almost 20 hours of air time to coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Coverage will kick off 4/2/15 on more than 330 affiliated stations.