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MBCFlyerImage.1(Jackson, MS) – The Malaco Music Group is proud to announce that Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) recording artist Maurette Brown Clark has been added as the Special Guest for the McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour @ MegaFest, featuring Pastor John P. Kee & New Life, Smokie Norful with son Ashton Norful & Lecrae, Hosted by Vickie Winans.

The concert will take place, Friday, August 30 @ 1p at the Dallas Convention Center Arena, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202.


New Hampshire Public Radio Appoints New Digital Director

New position will help lead NHPR’s transition into a multi-platform media company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Concord, NH) – NHPR announced the promotion of Rebecca Lavoie, formerly Senior Producer on NHPR’s mid-day show Word of Mouth, to the newly created position of Digital Director.

As the Senior Producer for Word of Mouth, Lavoie directed the program’s digital media presence, and produced countless stories on media and new technology. As a result, Word of Mouth became the station’s hub for innovation. As Digital Director, she will apply that digital aptitude to the entire station assuring that NHPR uses digital tools and platforms to enhance news coverage, reach a broad range of news consumers, deepen audience engagement and add value to all of NHPR’s programming and membership programs.

Betsy Gardella, NHPR President and CEO, made the announcement following an extensive national search. “We are delighted to find our Digital Director right here within our own team. Rebecca’s entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and creative approach made her a stand-out candidate, and her passion for NHPR’s work and familiarity with the state will allow for a seamless transition to this challenging role.”

In 2010, Lavoie made a transition to radio from her career as a freelance writer and non-profit leader. The co-author of three nonfiction true crime books, she has written countless articles for local and national print and online publications including the Concord Monitor, New Hampshire Magazine, Around Concord, Newsweek, Playboy Magazine, and Playboy.com. Lavoie has produced numerous features for Word of Mouth, sat in as host, launched Word of Mouth’s weekend edition and directed the show’s social media content.

As head of NHPR’s Digital Department she will oversee website, social media and application development, direct creation of content for digital platforms, and manage a range of online listener engagement projects.


SEPT 25th -29th

Atlanta, GA

Confirmed Djs and still growing

DJ SCREAM (HOT 107/MMG) Atlanta *

DJ OOKEE (WFXE) Columbus,Ga *

DJ Tremayne (WFXM) Macon DJ Don Q (WJLB) Detroit

DJ FRESH (WHWT) Huntsville * DJ JUKEBOX (WBHJ) Birmingham

Hosted By

Montana White (WFXE) No Limit (WPEG)

Kwasi Kwa (WRBJ) Jackson, Ms




[New York, NY – August 28, 2013] RCA Records is set to release Winnie Mandela – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on September 3 via all digital music providers. The soundtrack and film features the poignant song “Bleed for Love” performed by Grammy and Academy Award winner and RCA recording artist Jennifer Hudson and the Soweto Gospel Choir. “Bleed for Love” was written by Grammy winner and six-time Academy Award nominee Diane Warren, and produced by multi-Grammy award winner Harvey Mason Jr., Laurent Eyquem and David Franco.

ESPN Ends Partnershp with PBS’s FRONTLINE

espnYou may notice some changes to our League of Denial and Concussion Watch websites. From now on, at ESPN’s request, we will no longer use their logos and collaboration credit on these sites and on our upcoming film League of Denial, which investigates the NFL’s response to head injuries among football players.

We don’t normally comment on investigative projects in progress, but we regret ESPN’s decision to end a collaboration that has spanned the last 15 months and is based on the work of ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, as well as FRONTLINE’s own original journalism.

Over that time, we’ve enjoyed a productive partnership with ESPN’s investigative program, Outside the Lines, jointly publishing and co-branding several ground-breaking articles on our respective websites and on their broadcast. We’ve been in sync on the goals of our reporting: to present the deepest accounting so far of the league’s handling of questions around the long-term impact of concussions. This editorial partnership was similar to our many other collaborations with news organizations over the years.


Hot97fmcomThis Saturday, August 31st HOT 97 is teaming up with South Shore Hyundai for the HOT 97 Hands-On Competition (official release attached!) for the chance to win a lease for a brand new car! 500 contestants will place one hand on one of 50 cars and be unable to remove it until there’s only one person left. Not only will they have to face whatever Mother Nature brings their way, fatigue, and themselves, but their hands-on skills will be tested by a series of small contests such as trivia and a lightning speed round of “Simon Says”. The last one standing wins the car!

HOT 97’s Hands-On Competition is a first of its kind. The #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B in New York is taking contesting to a whole new level, by getting its listeners and the community actively involved! It’s time to get pumped and rally your support team together, because we’re planning for the long-haul – how many days would you keep your hand on a brand new car of your dreams if you were winning it courtesy of HOT 97?!

Not only will HOT 97 turn up with food, music, games, and more, but Hip Hop Has Heart will also be on-site collecting much needed school supplies to give out for the upcoming school year! Because let’s not forget, Labor Day weekend means the kiddies head back to the classroom J Please let your followers know they can stop by South Shore Hyundai to donate new school supplies, hang out with HOT 97 jocks, and watch the madness of the Hands-On Competition!

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo Inks New Multi-Year Deal with SiriusXM

and Joins MLB Network as On-Air Talent

Will continue to host daily show, “Mad Dog Unleashed,” exclusively on SiriusXM, every weekday afternoon
Starting in 2014, will host new daily show on MLB Network that will be simulcast on MLB Network Radio

Takes on an additional featured role as SiriusXM’s Baseball Ambassador to MLB Network Radio channel

NEW YORK – August 28, 2013 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it has signed renowned sports talk personality Chris “Mad Dog” Russo to a new three-year contract that will keep his daily all-sports radio show exclusively on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio channel. Russo’s on-air role will be expanded to include a significant presence on the MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM.

Russo will continue to host his daily show, Mad Dog Unleashed, weekday afternoons on Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 86. Starting in September, with the beginning of NFL season, the show will air daily from 3:00-6:00pm ET/12:00-3:00pm PT. The show is also available to subscribers through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at SiriusXM.com.

MLB Network today also announced that Russo will join its roster of on-air talent to host a new weekday baseball show launching in the spring of 2014, in addition to appearing across its studio programming. The show will be produced by MLB Network and simulcast on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. MLB Network’s Emmy Award-winning studio show “MLB Tonight” is currently simulcast on MLB Network Radio on weekdays at 6:00 p.m. ET.

In addition to hosting Mad Dog Unleashed daily, Russo will take on an expanded role that will feature him prominently on the MLB Network Radio channel on SiriusXM (channel 89 on XM, channel 209 on Sirius Premier and on the SiriusXM App). He will serve as SiriusXM’s “baseball ambassador,” hosting shows and specials and appearing regularly on the channel to comment on MLB news and issues.



WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced that OK2TALK, NAB’s public service announcement (PSA) campaign designed to end the stigma around mental health, has received $6.9 million in donated broadcast airtime since its launch on July 23. The PSAs have aired on local television stations across America more than 48,000 times and more than 3,300 times on local radio stations. OK2TALK.org, the campaign’s Tumblr page, which is featured in the spots, also has seen significant engagement, with over 200,000 page views, 100,000 total visits and 14,265 followers.

“I’m so proud of broadcasters across the country who have embraced this campaign and stand united in making a positive difference in the lives of millions of people,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “Local broadcasters and our network partners are committed to a national dialogue on mental health, ending the terrible stigma that surrounds this disease, and encouraging young people to get help for a health issue that can be successfully treated.”

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Petition Directed at , 91.9 FM: Let Jamal Ahmad Program the Music on the S.O.U.L. of Jazz –

WCLK_-_TwitterAgain we are witnessing the power of social media. A petition started by Editor/Writer, Carlton Hargro is picking up some steam. The Grammy nominated group The Foreign Exchange has already jumped on board by tweeting the petition out to it’s followers. WCLK-FM (91.9) adjusted the formatting of the majority of its shows starting Monday, August 26th in an effort to save the station, according to assistant general manager Tammy Nobles. The one adjustment that has some people up in arms is Jamal Ahmad’s “S.O.U.L. of Jazz” show being changed. Listeners enjoyed Jamal’s 2-6 pm for it’s soothing sounds of eclectic soul. It has now been replaced with smooth jazz. Hargro makes that case that changing the format of WCLK 91.9 FM plays into the scrutinization and loss of  throughout the world.

Hargro’s petition states, “Jamal Ahmad‘s show is one of the last bastion’s on noncommercial music in the city of Atlanta. Jamal opens our minds to sounds from all over the world, educating us about music we may never hear if not for him. His show is one of the foundations of Atlanta‘s jazz and soul scenes, supporting hundreds of artists, musicians and more. Gutting his show — as WCLK‘s recent programming shift to a smooth-jazz-heavy format has done — hurts not only the station’s listeners but the city’s cultural scene as well. In a world where black culture is constantly being scrutinized and maligned, we MUST keep this gem — The S.O.U.L. of Jazz — untouched.”

– See more at: https://rffocus.org/petition-directed-wclk-91-9-fm-let-jamal-ahmad-program-music-s-o-u-l-jazz/#sthash.gt8e794F.dpuf

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