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| December 13, 2016

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Michael Baisden to Re-Enter National Syndication from Home Base ‘KISS 104.1’ in Atlanta.  Beginning January 16, 2017, urban radio personality Michael Baisden is back in the radio and syndication business hosting his afternoon drive show from Cox Media Group’s urban contemporary WALR, Atlanta “KISSbaisdenmichael 104.1 FM.”  CMG Atlanta VP of programming Tony Kidd states, “We are looking forward to Michael returning to radio and returning to Atlanta on ‘KISS 104.’  He’s an extraordinary talent providing humor, walr-logorelationship advice and social awareness and solutions for change to the adult audience.”  Baisden adds, “I’m anxious to get back to having fun with my fans and engaging them in adult conversation about relationships, promote mentoring, and encourage them to live their dreams of starting a business, and of course, playing the best music on the planet!  I truly miss talking to my radio family on the radio every day and listening to their crazy stories.  But what I miss most is making a difference in their lives.”  Baisden and Westwood One parted company acrimoniously in March of 2013.  At his peak, Baisden’s show was heard on some 100 affiliate stations.

harrisonupclosefaroutsmallAttorney Helene M. Freeman Guests on This Week’s Michael Harrison Podcast Discussing Changes in Music Copyright, Trademark and Royalty Law.  One of the nation’s leading attorneys specializing in copyrights, trademarks and royalties in the entertainment industry with a specific focus on music joins Michael Harrison on this week’s installment of the award-winning PodcastOne series “Up Close and Far Out.”  Helene M. Freeman is a partner in the litigation department at Phillips Nizer LLP based in New York City.  Her practice and worldwide reputation focus on all facets of entertainment, publishing, the arts and fashion.  She has counseled multinational record distributors, leading musical performing groups, film and televisionfreemanhelene producers and distributors, international music publishing companies, theatrical producers, authors and advertising agencies.  As a litigator with more than 30 years’ experience, she has been trial and appellate counsel in precedent setting cases under both copyright and trademark law throughout the United States.  Her most recent in a string of high-profile cases was her successful defense of Led Zeppelin in the Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, et. al. trial –  the copyright infringement case involving the claim that “Stairway to Heaven” copied an instrumental composition originally appearing in a song by the group Spirit.  Harrison engages in a phone chat with this brilliant attorney recently honored by the Times of London with their “Lawyer of the Week” award covering a wide array of aspects of the law rapidly evolving with changes in technology and sociology that mark life in the digital age.  They specifically explore the implications of a recent ruling in a UK court involving members of the popular 80s group Duran Duran trying to reclaim publishing rights to their songs arguably due them after the passage of a certain amount of time.  To listen to this podcast in its entirety, please click here or click on the “Up Close and Far Out” player box located in the right-hand column on every page of Talkers.com and RadioInfo.com.

SCBA Publishes Q1 2017 Market Guidance Report. Among items contained are a study of market conditions; listenership trends; advertising category trends; regional economic trends; competitive analysis; industry trends; research highlights; and Southern California Broadcasters Association recommendations for radio scba-logoadvertising strategies. SCBA president Thom Callahan explains that this particular quarterly market guidance report is “our most extensive report to date on the dynamic Southern California region. It is researched and written as an informative guide for advertisers wanting factual information that will be useful in building their brands and their business. The report highlights impressive consumer demand for AM/FM radio content with weekly cume and average time exposed growing for Southern California radio. With our leading ad categories projected to increase, a surging regional economy, solid job growth, and our enhanced competitive position with other media, Southern California radio is well positioned for a solid [first quarter].”  Published prior to each quarter, SCBA market guidance reports are used as a planning resource for radio advertisers interested in “the country’s largest region” as well as the “largest radio revenue market in the United States.” Documented in the report are specific regional market and business trends for Southern California, as well as specific industry information from a wide variety of sources.

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RadioInfo Tidbits. Syndicator Westwood One is offering a holiday-themed show for air this Saturday (12/17) – a one-hour Neil Diamond Christmas special titled, “Acoustic Christmas.”  The program was produced by Westwood One in Diamond’s Beverly Hills studios last month and features music from his new Christmas album, Acoustic Christmas…..Pictured at right are Spencer and Brando from WARH, St. Louis’s morning showspencerbrandocards16 “Spencer’s Neighborhood” posing with the 13,000 holiday greeting cards collected from listeners for the show’s “2,000 Cards for the Troops” effort.  Obviously, the show received an overwhelming response from its audience.   “Spencer’s Neighborhood” delivered this bounty of cards and letters to the two VA hospital facilities in St. Louis – Jefferson Barracks and John Cochran facilities…..Alpha Media’s classic hits WPBG, Peoria “93.3 The Drive” announces an all-time record total for its 16th Annual “Drive for Miracles” kfrogradiothon16radiothon benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.  The two-day event spearheaded by the station’s John Riley and Nancy Flagg from “The Morning Drive with John and Nancy” helped raise $633,100.  To date, the “Drive for Miracles” radiothon has raised more than $4 million dollars for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria…..CBS RADIO’s country KFRG, Riverside, California “K-FROG” (with staff and volunteers pictured at left) helped raise $340,001 during the 15th Annual “Stater Bros. Charities K-FROGGERS for Kids Radiothon” that took place on December 7.  The funds benefit pediatric cancer patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

 

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PVR-LCTV Monitor Logo_575_wood 2Pioneer Valley Radio Teams Up with Longmeadow Community Television to Produce “Regional Roundtable with Brad Shepard.”  Pioneer Valley Radio has entered into an agreement with Longmeadow Community Television (LCTV) to produce a monthly television discussion program titled “Regional Roundtable with Brad Shepard.”  According to the show’s co-executive producer Michael Harrison, “The program’s mission is to bring together various personalities and leaders from all aspects of the Western Massachusetts community to discuss a range of important issues including politics, the economy, business, health care, public safety, transportation, senior services, education, recreation and the arts in a congenial and friendly environment.”  The series’ debut installment that was produced at the LCTV studios on Wednesday evening August 19 features a general discussion titled “Life in the Pioneer Valley.” It debuts today (8/21) on both Pioneer Valley Radio (below) as well as LCTV (channel 12 on Longmeadow’s cable system).  Participants include Springfield seven-term City Councilor Kateri Walsh, Rock 102 morning show co-host Mike “Bax” Baxendale, and Pioneer Valley Radio co-founder Michael Harrison.  Brad Shepard serves as host and moderator.  The program is available to be carried by any and all other Western Massachusetts public access television stations as well as the websites of recognized area media outlets at no charge. Harrison states, “This is a true, cooperative community effort and it is a pleasure working with LCTV’s enlightened management including board chairman Dr. Steven Wolman and LCTV station manager Dave Bartlett.”  Local media outlets interested in carrying the program and businesses interested in sponsoring it can contact Michael Harrison at michael@talkers.com.

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barchenger - EG PicDr. Mikal Barchenger is a practicing chiropractor and has been for over 30 years and is an expert in geriatrics. He also has taught courses in human anatomy and physiology, molecular chemistry, cellular biology and environmental sciences, and is qualified by the judiciary in Nevada as an expert witness in physical medicine and permanent impairment. After studying a report from the Center for Disease Control which defined sleeplessness as an “epidemic”  affecting 50 to 70 million people in the United States, Dr. Barchenger went about developing a product to combat it and in 2014 came up with “Athea Supplements.” In addition to his medical offices in Nevada, he owns and operates a coffee plantation in Hawaii. To book Dr. Barchenger call Tracy@ 866-735-6800 or email: info@atheasupplements.com.
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WTOP Brill-Liebman 3She Said “Yes.” Someone must have mentioned to Mark Brill that, when done correctly, radio is perhaps the most effective one-one-one communications platform. In just 22 warm-and-fuzzy seconds, the loyal partisan of Hubbard Washington, DC all-news WTOP2operation WTOP fully underscored that unique strength of the medium. WTOP was clearly the centerpiece and most integral participant in this story – which has several moving parts – but a few other key players aided Brill in the performance of his life. This past Saturday (8/8) at precisely 6:07 am, Brill and his girlfriend, Phyllis Liebman, were in Bethany Beach, Delaware. While not out-of-the-ordinary for Brill to be tuned to WTOP (in this case, more accurately streaming the station online), Liebman, ostensibly, thought she was doing so at the request of her employer MRP Realty. Liebman’s boss asked that she listen at that specific time to verify that an ad the company purchased on WTOP ran as scheduled. One slight detail: There was no MRP Realty spot. What Liebman – and every other WTOP listener – heard at that time, however, was this marriage proposal from Brill (listen here). Brill first saw Liebman three years ago (7/16/2012) at the concession stand of a tennis match. “Later, I saw her sitting behind me and it looked like she was looking at me,” he recalls. “I did get up the nerve to give her my business card and said if she wasn’t dating anyone to call me.” Several weeks later, the two had their first date and Liebman informed Brill she wasn’t looking at him but at Michelle Obama, who was seated a few rows opposite him. WTOP sales manager Skip Quast‘s responsibility was to have Brill’s proposal air exactly at sunrise, which that particular day was 6:07 am. Many businesses contact Quast regarding advertising information on WTOP (the market’s #1 station for the seventh straight month, 6+, Nielsen Audio PPM) but when he received Brill’s call in May, Quast states, “It was a first. Mark explained how WTOP was his favorite station and said he was planning to ask her [to marry him] in August. I let him know we might be able to help him out and asked him to give me a call when he was ready. I wasn’t sure I would hear back from him, but he called again in July and set a date. I am happy we were able to help and make it a special day for both of them.” Score another victory for the power of radio.

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