Items from up and down the radio dial: Entercom has made a date with shareholders and analysts; another recording artist gets benevolent radio airplay; talkers head to Washington for an annual FAIR event; the Eagles stick with WIP; Cumulus Rocks a Melbourne FM; and FM radio just celebrated a birthday.
* Entercom has entered the Q1 2015 results calendar. It will meet with analysts and stockholders Monday 5/5/15 at 10AM eastern.
* In a press release headline, Atlantic Records says “Charlie Puth Takes Off as Two New Singles Light Up the Airwaves.” Puth is getting recognition “…while climbing multi-format radio outlets nationwide.” We guess radio airplay still has significant value!
* This year’s Federation for American Immigration Reform Washington event 4/15-16 will feature 45 radio talk hosts on site. As a group, the Talkers reach citizens in all 50 states.
* CBS Radio’s Sportsradio 94WIP has a multiyear pact in hand with the Philadelphia Eagles that gives it broadcast rights to all preseason, regular season and postseason contests. It will add to a legacy 23 years old and growing.
* Cumulus Melbourne FL FM WSJZ is splitting away from its Sports partner WLZR-AM and moving to a Rock format. WLZR will continue to carry Sports programming.
* The Census Bureau has wished FM radio a happy 74th birthday. Saying it was born in March 1941. It was proposed by Edwin Armstrong in 1922; demonstrated in 1934; on air in 1941. Current US census: 15,432 stations.