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Jay Cruze Named Country PD For iHeart National Programming Group

Jay Cruze JAY CRUZE has been promoted from Regional Dir./Country Programming for iHEARTMEDIA’s KENTUCKY/INDIANA region to Country PD for the company’s National Programming Group. His previous job included programming oversight for Country outlets WAMZ/LOUISVILLE and WBUL/LEXINGTON. Prior to his move to LOUISVILLE in 2016 (NET NEWS 4/22/16), CRUZE held programming positions with iHEARTMEDIA Country outlets WLUB/AUGUSTA and WBUL, as well as SVP/Programming jobs in PANAMA CITY and CHATTANOOGA. CRUZE also spent time in regional record promotion with AVERAGE JOE'S ENTERTAINMENT and BIGGER PICTURE MUSIC GROUP. He will remain based in LOUISVILLE, where he will retain his afternoon co-hosting duties ...
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It’s Official – Nick Cannon To Wake Up KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles

Nick Cannon MERUELO MEDIA Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES has a new morning show, announcing this morning that NICK CANNON as the morning show's main host and producer. NICK CANNON MORNINGS debuts MONDAY (6/17). CANNON, a TV/Radio host, comedian, actor, producer, rapper, writer, philanthropist, children's book author and activist, hosted mornings on then-CBS RADIO Top 40/Mainstream WXRK (92.3 NOW)/NEW YORK from JANUARY 2010 to FEBRUARY 2012. MERUELO MEDIA Pres. and COO OTTO PADRON commented, "NICK is the quintessential entertainer and content creator who will take our media game to the next level. His tremendous success across television, film ...
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Research Director, Inc.: Exclusive May PPM Analysis For Miami, Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis

Markets #11-#15 It’s time for a review! A phrase you don’t want to hear from your immediate supervisor. But, when uttered by either The Ratings Experts from RESEARCH DIRECTOR, INC. or the numbers nerds from XTRENDS, it can be a truly enlightening – and occasionally entertaining – experience. The subject of our gaze is the recently completed MAY survey, which ran from 4/25 through 5/22. This is our third and final installment for the month. You will not be billed for the unused portion. MIAMI-FT.LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD: Come A Little Bit Closer The top four leaders of the 6+ movement remained ...
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Kasper Marott: “Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)”

Fourteen minutes is a long time. Long enough for the sun to rise or set. Long enough to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. And long enough to listen to the inarguably gorgeous “Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)” by Danish electronic producer Kasper Marott. To call it a song wouldn’t be wrong, but it’s more like a mini-suite, bliss boiled down into music. That’s a bit of a surprise coming from Marott, whose usual squeaky techno tracks, though perfect for the endorphin rush of Copenhagen’s rave scene, are too fast-paced to feel authentically joyful. “Drømmen om Ø (Forever ...
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Living Legends Foundation Holds Annual Awards Benefit October 4th

Los Angeles THE LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION (LLF) will hold its annual Awards Dinner and Gala at the TAGLYAN CULTURAL COMPLEX in LOS ANGELES. The benefit will take place on FRIDAY OCTOBER 4th. Festivities will start at 6:30p (PT). FOUNDATION Chairman DAVID LINTON said, “The LIVING LEGENDS Board of Directors is proud to continue its tradition of recognizing the greatest in the music and record industries. We continue to raise the bar and celebrate the unsung heroes of our industry who have helped to lay the foundation for Black music, Black artists, and Black Executives of the 20th and 21st ...
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WVBW (92.9 The Wave)/Norfolk Debuts ‘The Jen & Jhas Show’ In Mornings

Jen & Jhas MAX MEDIA Classic Hits WVBW (92.9 THE WAVE)/NORFOLK is launching an all-female “THE JEN & JHAS SHOW” in mornings, starting MONDAY, JUNE 10th. Teaming up are JEN LEWIS, who segues from middays to mornings, and JHAS WILLIAMS-WOOD, who's inbound from DELMARVA BROADCASTING Classic Hits WAVD (97.1 THE WAVE)/SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY and sister Hot AC WAFL (EAGLE 97.7), where she co-hosted mornings for several years. “Just when I thought my morning show days were over, I met JHAS," LEWIS said. "She’s a bright, talented and beautiful woman. I can’t wait for the 92.9 THE WAVE listener family to ...
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The Guardian: America’s Rural Radio Stations Are Vanishing – And Taking The Country’s Soul With Them

Willcox Is East Of Tucson (Photo: Google Maps) GUARDIAN reporter DEBBIE WEINGARTEN delves into the struggles that "rural radio" stations are having by visiting KHIL/WILLCOX, AZ. She writes, "When I arrive at the radio station, MARK LUCKE is standing in the doorway, looking out at the spitting, winter rain. He’s slim and stoic, with sad, almost haunted, eyes. The first thing he asks is if I’d like to see 'the dungeon.' Who wouldn’t?" The article chronicles the problems faced by many small broadcasters across AMERICA. "Out here, 90 miles east of TUCSON, the desert is a long sweep of ...
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Róisín Murphy: “Incapable”

Many of Róisín Murphy’s best songs hinge upon a single word—“Jealousy,” “Simulation,” “Overpowered”—terse incantations wrung for every iota of their potency. On “Incapable,” the Irish singer invokes a particularly loaded term, singing from the perspective of a woman estranged from the very ability to love. It’s a sneaky tune. At first, it sounds celebratory: “Never had a broken heart,” she admits, as her longtime accomplice Richard Barratt (aka Crooked Man) threads a hypnotic deep-house groove with slinky hints of disco. It sounds like a boast; her voice is somewhere between blasé and bulletproof. But as the song builds, and she ...
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Cumulus Makes $115 Million Prepayment To Reduce Debt, With Help From EMF Deal

Prepayment CUMULUS MEDIA has made a voluntary prepayment of $115 million on its first lien senior secured term loan. The payment, funded by the proceeds of the sale of Hot AC WPLJ/NEW YORK, News-Talk WYAY/GAINESVILLE, GA-ATLANTA, Hot AC WRQX (MIX 107.3)/WASHINGTON, Triple A KFFG/LOS ALTOS-SAN JOSE, Hot AC WZAT (102.1 THE SOUND)/TYBEE ISLAND, GA-SAVANNAH, and Classic Rock WXTL (THE REBEL 105.9)/SYRACUSE to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION for $103.5 million, brings the company's reduction of debt in its first post-bankruptcy year to $200 million and its net leverage down from about 5.8x at emergence to 4.8x. The company also expects to ...
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(Sandy) Alex G: “Gretel”

The expanded (Sandy) Alex G universe is filled with wayward characters, misfits, and outcasts used in song as cautionary tales; a drug dealer, a bad roommate, crushes with hearts tough as leather. All along, though, there’s this prevailing sense of trying to do better, to make right by his friends, his lovers, his dog Harvey. On “Gretel,” his first track since 2017’s Rocket and the first single off his forthcoming album House of Sugar, it’s hard not to read those titles as a reference to the Grimms’ fairytale of greed gone astray, with Alex G serving as a narrator desperately ...
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