James Golden is this week’s guest on Harrison Podcast. SPEAKERS founder Michael Harrison describes him as a “man of the radio renaissance”. James Golden, aka Bo Snerdleyis this week’s guest on the award-winning show Podcast One series, “The Michael Harrison Interview”. Originally from Queens, New York – Golden spent approximately 30 years as a producer of Rush Limbaugh‘s historic nationally syndicated radio show. Additionally, he has played a major role in the program’s many media offshoots, from publishing to podcasting. Prior to that, he was involved in radio as a producer, researcher, programmer and host at New York outlets such as WABC and WWRL, and Talkspot.com. Following Rush’s passing in February 2021, Golden produced a multi-episode documentary podcast for iHeartRadio title, Rush Limbaugh: The man behind the EIB’s golden microphonein addition to having written a critically acclaimed book, Rush On The Radio: Tribute to his sidekick of 30 years. And now he’s back red apple media‘s WABC with its own daily afternoon talk show. To listen to the podcast in its entirety, click on here.
Trip Reeb adds oversight of Hubbard operations in Seattle. The Seattle operations of Radio Hubbard will be under the supervision of Reeb Travelstarting July 18. Reeb, who is also vice president/market manager for the company’s Phoenix cluster, will hold the same title for the Seattle group which includes the alternative talk KKNW-AM, four music brands and 2060 Digital office. Reeb takes over for Wheeler Morriswho comes out to lead Town Square MediaFort Collins, Colorado operations. Hubbard CEO Ginny Morris said, “Hubbard Radio is so fortunate to have Trip Reeb in our leadership ranks. He’s raised his hand for this mission in the past and now is a good time to let him know he wants to share his unique and varied talents with not one Hubbard market but two. Trip has built a strong team in Phoenix and it gives us every confidence that this team’s great success there will continue as Trip quickly adds its knowledge and talent to our Seattle market to capitalize on the momentum that the Seattle team has built in recent years. »
New SPEAKERS 2022 Video published. The last video of the recent SPEAKERS 2022 congress at Hofstra University is posted. The round table entitled “Strategizing a Talk Host Career”, was moderated by Salem Radio Network host Mike Gallagher and guest panelists: Bruce AveryGM, WRHU-FM/WRHU.org, Hofstra University; Heather Cohenexecutive vice president, The Weiss agency; Frank Moranohost, WABC, New York; Walter Sterlinghost, “Sterling on Sunday”; Brett Winterble, host, WBT, Charlotte; and Martha Zoller, WDUN host, Gainesville, Georgia. See the video here.
Industry professionals add a personal and informative touch to presentations at SPEAKERS 2022. Over the past week, we’ve been spotlighting the spoken media industry professionals who played the vital role of introducing panel discussions and presentations at the recent SPEAKERS 2022 congress at Hofstra University. We give more digital ink – along with our huge thanks for their exceptional efforts – to those who took the time to prepare short speeches that provided informative and relevant information. The picture below is Alex Fife presenting the panel “Attracting young demos and broadening the base”. Fife is Vice President of Operations, South East, iHeartMedia – Total traffic and weather network.
Pictured above, VP/Associate Editor, SPEAKERS and media lawyer Matthew B. Harrison introducing the Fireside Chat between SPEAKERS magazine publisher Michael Harrison and red apple media CEO and Owner of WABC John Catsimatidis.
Mike Gallagher takes to the streets of Munich. Pictured above, in the square outside Munich, is the German Town Hall Salem Radio Network speak host Mike Gallagher (left) interviewing a German citizen protesting government mandates. Salem says Gallagher is filing special reports this week on America’s image abroad under the Biden administration. The SRN says Gallagher met hundreds of ‘anti-mandate’ marchers accusing the government of not giving them a say in their freedom on vaccines, masks and other issues. Mike Gallagher comments: “It may not be a red wave, but the populist protests here in Germany echo the dissatisfaction with the role of government that we continue to see in the United States.”
Jeff Katz welcomes Joe Kenda to Central Virginia. Pictured above is Richmond’s afternoon talk show host WRVA Jeff Katz (left) with The Discovery Channel’s Joe Kenda (right). Kenda, who hosts “Homicide Hunter” and “American Detective,” is a retired police lieutenant from Colorado Springs who was traveling to central Virginia to promote his new book, Killer Triggers. Ex-cop Katz and Kenda spoke about the challenges facing law enforcement officers that led Kenda to become a strong advocate for mental health services for police personnel. Katz also presented Kenda with a handcrafted Thin Blue Line bracelet by Emily Morrissey a local jewelry artist who has a number of unique disabilities and challenges.
SPEAKERS News notes. KQRS-FM Longtime Rock, Minneapolis Morning Personality Tom Barnard announces that he is retiring Cumulus Media station after its last show on December 23 this year. Barnard has been the host of the KQRS morning program since 1986. The Minneapolis native is a Marconi Award winner as well as a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame…..At SiriusXM, Jessica Casano Antonellis joined as SVP and Head of Communications, reporting to the Director of Marketing Denise Karkos. In this new role, Casano-Antonellis will be responsible for all aspects of the company communications function, including strategic communications, brand reputation management and media relations. Karkos comments, “Jessica is a valued and respected executive who brings to SiriusXM a wealth of strategic communications experience in the media, entertainment and technology industries. She will be an incredible asset to the company and play a key role as we continue to tell SiriusXM’s story as a leader in audio entertainment. Casano-Antonellis was lately with The Walt Disney Company where she played a significant role in the company’s pivot to streaming, first with the launch of ESPN+ in 2018, followed by the successful launch of Disney+ in 2019…..iHeartMedia announces the first podcast slate of its NextUp initiative which aims to empower participants of all backgrounds by giving them the tools to succeed in the podcast industry: from developing and marketing a podcast to using software peak. iHeartMedia says that in this program, NextUp Fellows learned from some of iHeartRadio’s top creators and developed shows centered around their unique voices. The first podcast on the list, “Beauty Translated”, is hosted by carmen laurentand focuses on the Southern transgender community and discusses their experiences of coming out, career launches, and family life.
January 6 Hearings, Russia-Ukraine/NATO War, Economics, Abortion/SCOTUS, Immigrant and Migrant Deaths, Israeli Politics and Conviction of R. Kelly Among Yesterday’s Top News/Debates (6/29). The aftermath of the former White House aide Cassidy HutchinsonJanuary 6 Committee testimony; Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine and Vladimir Poutinethe response of Finland and Sweden to the invitation to join NATO; high food and gasoline prices, activity in global financial markets and concerns about a recession; reactions to the reversal of Roe vs. Wade and the end of the 2021-2022 term of the Supreme Court; immigration problems at the US-Mexico border and the death of 51 migrants in San Antonio; Israeli Knesset votes to dissolve; and R&B singer R.Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing underage girls were among the most discussed stories on news/talk radio yesterday, according to ongoing research by SPEAKERS magazine.
Rare live opening at KOA, Denver. This opportunity did not exist for 25 years! With the retirement of april zesbaughwe’re looking for our morning after voice to co-host “Colorado’s Morning News” on iHeartMedia‘s KOA 850 AM & 94.1 FM in Denver. You’ll work alongside a talented, award-winning group of journalists in one of America’s few 24/7 local radio newsrooms. Our facilities are top-notch, with new studios, one of the best AM signals in the country, and comprehensive FM coverage. Applicants must submit a hosting/anchor demo along with examples of news writing and a summary, with an audio demo, of your business endorsement skills. See full details and apply here. iHeartMedia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Radio News Opportunities. The Virtual News Center is looking for remote reporters who can gather, write and produce daily news stories with audio from their homes. Ideal candidates will have dial-in capabilities to record interviews with journalists, or we can provide access to our VoIP system if required. Knowledge of the business world would be a plus, as there are opportunities to produce specialist business articles in addition to standard daily news stories. Please send an mp3 and resume to: [email protected]
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