CCM+E CHR WXKS (KISS 108)/Boston will be moving its annual holiday concert, Jingle Ball, to the TD Garden. KISS 108’s Jingle Ball 2012 will be on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. Matty in the Morning will announce the 2012 Jingle Ball line-up live, on-air on Monday, October 15, at 7:10 a.m. "We are so excited to bring Jingle Ball, one of KISS 108’s signature events, to the city of Boston and to the legendary Garden," said Mary Menna, President/Market Manager for CCM+E-Boston. "KISS 108’s Jingle Ball has grown over the years and to celebrates its 13th anniversary, we felt this was the perfect year and line-up to expand the concert to the TD Garden."
Rhythmic CHR KBFB (97.9 The Beat)/Dallas hires ex-KKFR/Phoenix morning host Boy Loco for middays. He will start on Monday (10/15) under the moniker Jesse Salazar.
Ralphie Aversa joins Cumulus Media Hot AC WPLJ/New York for nights starting October 15. Aversa is inbound from CHR sister WBHT/Wilkes-Barre.
Intern Adam exits from CHR WRVW/Nashville. Adam, who for the past nine years served as APD, stunt boy for the Woody & Jim morning show and night host, had been off the air for nine weeks following the filing of lawsuit against the NHL's Nashville Predators, for damages and injuries he received while serving as a human hockey puck on December 13, 2011, during a between periods promotion.
Classic Hits WJMK/Chicago and night host George McFly part ways reports chicagolandradioandmedia.com. In the interim, former WLS-FM/Chicago morning host Dave Fogel will handle nights.
Following yesterday's announcement that the Lex & Terry Morning Show is returning to Jacksonville via Classic Rock WSOS on October 15, comes word that the duo also had their show added to WYKT-FM/Kankakee, IL and KLKY/Yakima, WA
The Australian Radio Network (ARN), a joint venture between APN News & Media and Clear Channel International, today announced they will launch iHeartRadio in Australia and New Zealand. ARN CEO Ciaran Davis says, "The launch of iHeartRadio internationally sees ARN lead the Australian and New Zealand radio industry into the next era of radio, while complementing our current strong and growing audience network, with this unique and market-leading product that sits at the forefront of global technology in the sector. This product offers listeners live station streaming for all of our stations plus user-created custom stations with more songs, more user control, deeper social integration and more opportunities to discover new music - all in one easy to use, seamless product." "iHeartRadio offers everything listeners want in an all-in-one, free service," said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "ARN will offer listeners an experience specifically tailored to their region and we know Australian and New Zealand music fans will love iHeartRadio as much as they do in the United States."
In other iHeartRadio news, Clear Channel is launching "Master Chief Radio" to celebrate the release of Halo 4 on November 6. The station gives fans access to an exclusive digital radio station featuring the songs and artists that helped inspire the Halo 4 development team, 343 Industries. Clear Channel programmers received exclusive access to the developers' playlists to create the iHeartRadio original station."Master Chief Radio" showcases music from artists such as deadmau5, Jadakiss, Beastie Boys, Eminem, Metallica, Bob Dylan and more. Beginning today, "Master Chief Radio" is available on iHeartRadio through the Xbox LIVE app, iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app.
With the Presidential election less than four weeks away, the next free Conclave webinar will inform on advertisements that have drawn attention from the Federal Trade Commission that have arisen in recent weeks and the standards broadcasters should employ to demonstrate the exercise of responsible advertising policies. Gregg Skall of the law firm of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice is an expert in broadcasting rules/regulations, and is the featured presenter for the Conclave’s next webinar, "The Rules of Radio, Part 5" on Wednesday October 17, beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET. Conclave webinars are always free of charge, however preregistration is required via the Conclave’s website at www.theconclave.com.