News from across the dial: Eastlan adds a market and a client, Envision still has Shaffer, WGN/ABC and BMI and iBiquity are partners, ATN adds features, a CP is swapped for a translator, and Bold Gold prospects for future broadcasters.
* Eastlan is adding measurement of Greensboro/Winston-Salem-High Point NC to accommodate its newest client, Dick Broadcasting. The group is exiting Nielsen over dissatisfaction with PPM. It owns CHR WKZL-FM and Classic Rock WKRR-FM in the market.
* Paul Shaffer may be off TV now, at least in regards to his long-time David Letterman gig, but Envision Networks wants you to know that Paul Shaffer’s Day in Rock lives on in its catalog. The 60-second daily remains available to any station that wants it.
* A lot of people can tune in Tribune’s WGN-AM, and that means that not only will a lot of people have access to ABC News thanks to a contract renewal, ABC News will have the services of WGN reporter Ryan Burrow in this very unusual two-way agreement.
* BMI bluegrass artist Robert Earl Keen is being featured on the HD Radio Artist Spotlight, a move that will highlight Keen, BMI and HD progenitor iBiquity.
* America’s Talk Network has six new short features on its menu. Topics include news snippets of various length and focus, and topcials addressing cars, entrepreneurs and animals.
* Perhaps proving that a low power station on the air is worth one full power on the drawing board, Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls is getting a CP for Class A KIMW-FM Heflin LA, just east of Shreveport, in exchange for an FM translator. Getting the translator is SSR Communications.
* Northeast Pennsylvania radio company Bold Gold moved forward on its effort to develop radio talent for the future. The company sees radio as the town square of modern America, and notes that mobile and social media only enhance radio’s ability to perform this important local community function.