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Industry News – CBS Moves, Rightscorp Acquisition, and iHeartRadio Cares


cbs_radio_650Dave Scopinich has been named Vice President and Director of Sales for the cluster’s six stations, it was announced today by David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Philadelphia. The appointment is effective on Monday, August 31.

Scopinich returns to CBS RADIO to oversee sales efforts for KYW Newsradio, SportsRadio 94WIP, 98.1 WOGL, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, 92.5 WXTU, and 96.5 AMP Radio. Additionally, he will also serve as General Sales Manager of the legendary KYW Newsradio, which celebrates 50 years of broadcasting in September.

“I’m excited to bring Dave back home to CBS RADIO Philadelphia to lead our sales operation,” said Yadgaroff. “He has earned a reputation as a leader in our industry and will bring that leadership and passion to our iconic brands, CBS RADIO’s new media platforms and our valued advertising partners. Our future is brighter when Dave is on our team.”

Scopinich, a married father of three, is a Northeast Philadelphia native and 1997 Penn State University graduate. He had previously been with CBS RADIO for more than 10 years, most recently serving as General Sales Manager of 98.1 WOGL and Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. In March 2014, Scopinich was named General Sales Manager at Greater Media’s 102.9 WMGK.

“Dave was a key hire of David’s in 2003 who excelled at every opportunity, and proved to be an innovative and forward-thinking executive,” said Scott Herman, Chief Operating Officer, CBS RADIO. “He will be a key figure in our future as the team executes David’s vision for CBS RADIO Philadelphia’s sales organization.”

“I want to thank David for the incredible opportunity to come back home to CBS RADIO and to work together with such a talented group of colleagues and friends,” Scopinich says. “Radio reaches a larger audience than any medium in the world, and I’m honored to represent the greatest brands in Philadelphia radio. I’m the luckiest person in our industry.”

Rightscorp Announces Contract Renewal with The Bicycle Music Company
righscorpRightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), a leading provider of data and analytic services to support artists and owners of copyrighted intellectual property, announced today that it has renewed its agreement with The Bicycle Music Company, a globally influential independent music publisher, record label, and rights manager.

“Since the inception of our business, we’ve made it a mission to educate our clients, industry experts and copyright owners on the detrimental affects of illegal peer-to-peer file sharing,” said Christopher Sabec, CEO of Rightscorp. “We were extremely excited to represent The Bicycle Company given their diverse library of songs, and we are even more pleased now that we have the opportunity to renew our contract and represent their impressive portfolio into the future.”

Rightscorp represents more than 1.5 million copyrights and has partnered with major motion picture studios, numerous platinum recording artists, Academy Award-winning films, top TV shows, authors and many other rights holders. Rightscorp has already collected settlements from subscribers to more than 331 Internet Service Providers and has closed over 234,685 cases of copyright infringement to date.

iHeartMedia Philadelphia Stations Hold “Tools for Schools” Radiothon in Partnership with Cradles to Crayons
iheartradio, radio factsiHeartMedia Philadelphia’s Power 99, WDAS FM, Radio 104.5, Q102 and Mix 106.1 will broadcast 10 am to 6 pm Saturday August 22, 2015 to encourage listeners to fill a yellow school bus with School Supplies. iHeartMedia radio stations are partnering with Giant, Utz Snacks, Coca Cola and Universal Companies to raise money and collect school supplies for our 2015 Tools for Schools Campaign. All supplies will be distributed by Cradles to Crayons to kids in need. It all goes down at Giant, 116 Township Line Road in Havertown, PA.


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