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Triple A Scores Big In C-ville Triple A’s WNRN and WCNR in Charlottesville were both honored by this year’s C-ville Best of Awards. WNRN took the Number One spot as Radio Station of the Year in the reader’s poll, with WCNR being the runner-up. Both stations have been battling it out for years in friendly competition.
Additionally, WCNR PD Brad Savage won this year’s Top Radio personality, with WNRN’s Anne Williams coming in as runner-up. Marc Smith, who host’s WNRN’s Grateful Dead & Phriends received an honorable mention.
The last time WNRN won Best Station honors was in 2006.
CBS Radio, Townsquare Media Partner To Create The Michigan News Newtwork CBS Radio and Townsquare Media have announced the creation of the Michigan News Network (MNN), which will provide affiliated stations across the state with news, sports and other local content produced by CBS Radio stations WWJ-AM (Newsradio 950) and Sports WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket). MNN will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 2 on nearly 20 affiliates throughout the state, including stations in Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor.
As the state’s preeminent news and information source, MNN will offer top-of-the-hour broadcasts weekdays from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. and 60-second sports updates three times per day during the same time period. The CBS Radio content will be licensed by Townsquare Media, which will serve as the exclusive syndication partner and manage affiliate relationships.
“CBS Radio’s Detroit stations have served as the authoritative voice of the community for many years, establishing themselves among the market’s most credible brands and news sources,” said CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason. “We are excited to be working with Townsquare to distribute our award-winning programming to listeners across the entire state of Michigan, while also realizing the highest value for our content.”
“Townsquare Media has a constant focus on providing live, local and vital information to the communities we serve,” said Townsquare Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven Price. “We are thrilled to partner with CBS Radio to provide important statewide content to the residents of Michigan. The Michigan News Network will also offer a new and impactful environment for clients who want to reach Michigan consumers on a statewide basis.”
Sonic Highways Trailer Debuts A new trailer for the anticipated Foo Fighters HBO series Sonic Highways has debuted, giving the most in-depth look yet at the show. Over the course of three-and-a-half minutes, we see Dave Grohl and the Foos in multiple cities around the country, with interview clips of Dolly Parton, Slash, Macklemore, Clive Davis, LLCool J, Pharrell, Willie Nelson and even Grohl sitting down with President Barack Obama. "This isn't just the making of our most ambitious album," Grohl says in the trailer. "This is a love letter to the history of American music." The video also features a preview of a new Foos song, "Something From Nothing." Sonic Highways debuts Friday, October 17.
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