New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a creative service director  and a radio station general manager.

CBC Signals Plans To Go Full Streaming, Ending Traditional TV And Radio Broadcasts In Canada

The head of the CBC says it is preparing to end traditional TV and radio broadcasts and move completely digital, as audiences shift to streaming, but the move is unlikely to happen over the next decade. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Catherine Tait, president and CEO of the CBC, said the broadcaster is eventually preparing to shift all its content to online-only “in order to remain relevant.”

In A Future Filled With Electric Cars, AM Radio May Be Left Behind

Carmakers say electromagnetic interference causes static and noise on AM transmissions, annoying customers. Broadcasters say they could lose a connection to their core listeners, who rely on the radio for emergencies.

Pittsburgh Public Media Buying WAMO-AM There

Longtime DC-Based National Radio Host Jim Bohannon Dies

Bohannon began in radio while in high school, then college and after serving in the military he worked at WGAY, WTOP and WRC in Washington before joining the Mutual Broadcasting System in 1983, which later became Westwood One Radio. He then anchored the America in the Morning news magazine show, as well as hosting the Saturday night Jim Bohannon Show. He was also the primary fill-in host for Larry King’s national radio show. In 1993, King moved to CNN, and the show became the Jim Bohannon Show, which Bohannon hosted until he retired a month before his death. He was 78.

‘Oldies But Goodies’: Longtime Radio DJ Art Laboe Dies At 97

Laboe is credited with helping end segregation in Southern California by organizing live DJ shows at drive-in eateries that attracted White, Black and Latino listeners who danced to rock ‘n’ roll — and shocked an older generation still listening to Frank Sinatra and Big Band music. The DJ is also credited with coining the phrase “oldies, but goodies.”

Iconic WABC Radio Host Bernard McGuirk Dies At 64

Legendary New York City radio host Bernard McGuirk died following a “courageous” battle with prostate cancer, his station announced Thursday. McGuirk — who hosted WABC’s Bernie & Sid in the Morning with co-host Sid Rosenberg — died Wednesday night surrounded by family at a local hospital, the station said. He had been on the air in the city since 1986 and had also been the executive producer of the nationally syndicated program Imus in the Morning.

Former KUSA Denver Reporter Lori Lizarraga To Co-Host NPR’s ‘Code Switch’

ABC News Anchor Linsey Davis Adds Radio To Her Responsibilities

NPR’s News Chief Announces Unexpected Departure After Four Years

Lowry Mays, Founder Of Largest U.S. Radio Group, Dies At 87

After buying a San Antonio FM station in 1972, the petroleum engineer and investment banker’s purchase grew into Clear Channel Communications as it continued to buy other radio stations and billboard companies. Now named iHeartMedia, the San Antonio-based company owns more than 860 radio stations and syndication networks.

Library Of American Broadcasting Highlights ‘Broadcast Jingles’

The Library of American Broadcasting — home to a treasure trove of U.S. radio and television history located on the campus of the University of Maryland — has unveiled its latest virtual exhibit entitled “The Lost Art of Jingle Writing”. The LAB exhibit is culled from a collection of iconic ads archived by the Radio Advertising […]

Minnesota Public Radio Receives $56M Anonymous Donation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Someone out there has handed Minnesota Public Radio a $56 million cash donation. The Star Tribune reported Wednesday that the anonymous gift is the largest in MPR has ever received in its 55-year history. The money is slated to go toward YourClassical, MPR’s classical music network. According to MPR, almost 2.75 million people […]

Consortium Makes Unsolicited Offer To Buy Cumulus Media For $1.2B

NPR Names Ayesha Rascoe Host Of ‘Weekend Edition Sunday’

Public Radio Owner Buys Sun-Times In Big Chicago Media Deal

Chicago Public Media, which owns WBEZ-FM, the local NPR affiliate, announced Monday it completed a deal to buy the Chicago Sun-Times, the punchy tabloid with roots that stretch back to the mid-19th century. Final terms were not disclosed.

Ralph Emery, Famed Country Music Broadcaster, Dies

Beginning his career at small radio stations and then moving into television as well, Emery was probably best known for his work on the Nashville Network cable channel. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He was 88.


How NPR’s Steve Inskeep Cracked The Code For Interviewing Trump

Margaret Sullivan: The veteran host used a “truth sandwich” approach to counter the former president’s election lies. The idea is to avoid magnifying lies; and the technique is to surround false statements with established truths before and after, thus blunting the effect of what can amount to propaganda.

WNYC Fires Bob Garfield, Co-Host Of ‘On The Media’

Why Your Favorite New NPR Show Might Sound A Lot Like A Podcast

Bob Fass, Pioneer Of Underground Radio, Dies At 87

Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dies

Unflinchingly conservative, wildly partisan, bombastically self-promoting and larger than life, Limbaugh galvanized listeners for more than 30 years with his talent for vituperation and sarcasm. He was 70.

Biden To Revive Weekly Radio Address

President Biden, seeking ways to advance his agenda in a cluttered media landscape, is set to revive a presidential tradition that faded under his predecessor: the weekly radio address. The Biden version is not exactly just a man and his microphone. White House press aides said that some installments could follow a traditional president-talks-to-the-people format, but that they were also planning to pair Biden with everyday Americans and other guests, recreating the informal style of popular podcasts. “We expect it to take on a variety of forms,” Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said Friday.

Cumulus Media Orders Conservative Radio Hosts To Temper Election Fraud Rhetoric

ONE Media Launches STIRR Radio App In Seattle

The NextGen TV service will deliver TV and radio to anyone with a NextGen television set connected to the web.

Vermont PBS, Public Radio Get OK To Merge

The FCC has given permission for the license transfer, and the IRS has granted tax-exempt status, Vermont PBS and VPR announced. The television station and radio network will operate independently until July.

Rush Limbaugh Says His Lung Cancer Is Terminal

Lorenzo Milam, Legendary Pioneer Of Community Radio, Dies At 86

Julie Donaldson Hired By Washington’s NFL Team To Replace Radio Voice Larry Michael

KDKA Radio’s ‘Combative’ Editorial Strategy Has Employees And Listeners Worried About The Historic Station’s Legacy

Barry Farber Dies; Radio Host Ran For NYC Mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio host Barry Farber, who hosted a conservative talk show for decades in New York City and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1977, has died. Farber died of natural causes Wednesday at home in New York, a day after his 90th birthday, his daughter, Celia Farber, said. Raised in Greensboro, […]

Voice Of America Moves Global Newsrooms Remotely Into Journalists’ Homes

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, Voice of America has moved its entire global newsroom remotely into the homes of hundreds of its journalists around the world in order to continue coverage of this historic moment. VOA is the nation’s largest international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated […]

How Right-Wing Pundits Are Covering Coronavirus

KYW-AM Drops KYW-TV For Weather

Unloved By Trump, NPR Carries On

Donations to the public broadcaster went up sharply after the president said it was “a very good question” to ask why it still existed.

John Records Landecker Named To NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame


Entercom, NBC Sign Philly Content Deal

KYW-AM and WCAU-WWSI join forces to create what the companies call the region’s “largest and most experienced broadcast news and weather team.”

Radio’s Digital Ad Revenue Breaks $1 Billion

Radio’s digital ad revenue blasted through the billion-dollar plateau for the first time, now accounting for 10% of total advertising revenue for the industry, according to research released today by the Radio Advertising Bureau and ad-tracking firm Borrell Associates. Radio stations grew revenues 25% in 2019 and are forecast to see growth of 29% this […]

Rush Limbaugh Says He’s Been Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative radio host and Republican kingmaker Rush Limbaugh said he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Limbaugh said he will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment. “I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have […]

RTDNA Opposes State Department’s Ban Of NPR Journalist