In Brief - March 21, 2013
March 21, 2013

Tonight's City of Hope Music and Entertainment Industry's 7th Annual Taste of Hope at Three Sixty in New York City is SOLD-OUT! Congrats to Event Chair Alissa Pollack, Steve Bartels, Peter Gray, Richard Palmese, Tom Corson and Bruce Gearhart on hosting one of the Music Industry's premier events that raises money year-after-year for City of Hope, which funds Cancer Research. City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. For more information on how you can support City of Hope, visit

James C. Carlisle, Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP Managing Director, is appointed to the Board of Directors of Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

At CCM+E-Ft. Myers, FL, Eric Rosado is named PD of Rhythmic CHR WBTT (105.5 The Beat) & CHR WZJZ (Y100). Rosado arrives from CCM+E's Monterey, CA cluster.

Drake Donovan will exit as Creative Services Director at Hot AC WBZZ and Country WDSY/Pittsburgh. Donovan is also the voice of WDSY.

At Cincinnati Rock trimulcast WMWX-WKCX-WYNS (Class X Radio), Eric "The Bulldog" Deters exits to focus on his law firm. Additionally, new to mornings are Rick Bernius and Kenny Carson who will host Mornings with Snake and Carson.

Warner/Chappell Music and Rhino Entertainment promote Ron Broitman to EVP/Head Of Synchronization.

As rumors swirl around the future of The Tonight Show, Howard Stern re-ignited the story that he is a contender to host the venerable NBC talk show. On his SiriusXM show Wednesday morning, Stern claimed he's going to "take over the Tonight Show" and that he had been told by an NBC executive that he's "got to take over the show," according to EW. A source told EW that there are no such talks between NBC and the King Of All Media. Especially since later on Wednesday, rumors hit the press that NBC could move The Tonight Show to New York, but with Jimmy Fallon as host.

Arbitron Inc. and Edison Research will present The Infinite Dial 2013: Navigating Digital Platforms in a live webinar on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2PM ET. Registration is free and can be done here. The 2013 edition of Infinite Dial will review: Growing penetration of smartphones and tablets and the ways people use these devices; Radio’s continuing role in lives of the digital consumer: at-work, in the car and as the “last word” before shopping; The continued growth of online radio usage and time spent listening; An update on social media use by brand and age demographics and The devices people use to wake up in the morning. Early data from the survey shows that time spent listening to all forms of online radio (AM/FM station streams and Internet-only audio) is now a self-reported 11 hours 56 minutes per week among online radio listeners, which is up by more than two hours since last year and nearly double what was reported in 2008.

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Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

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