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2020 Radio Hall Of Fame Induction To Host Star Studded Presenters




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Radio Hall Of Fame Induction 2020



The 2020 RADIO HALL OF FAME Induction Ceremony, slated to take place this THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th from 7 to 9p (ET) will be hosted by iHEARTMEDIA’s ELVIS DURAN and will feature a star-studded lineup of presenters. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, this year’s ceremony will be live from multiple locations and broadcast on radio stations across the country, streamed via IHEARTRADIO, and on the SIRIUSXM Triumph Channel.

ELVIS DURAN will host, with the evening featuring these presenters:

  • TV star and singer DONNY OSMOND – MARK & BRIAN
  • DJ, VJ, and B-Boy KING TECH – SWAY CALLOWAY
  • Radio programmer DOM THEODORE – GLENN BECK
  • National recording artist RAY J – THE BREAKFAST CLUB
  • Music Producer SALAAM REMI – ANGIE MARTINEZ
  • GRAMMY AWARD-winning SMOKEY ROBINSON – DONNIE SIMPSON

RADIO HALL OF FAME Chair KRAIG KITCHIN said, “ELVIS

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The 2 Stocks Spiking On FanDuel Partnerships, Major Radio Advertising Commitment

FanDuel announced a partnership Thursday with sports radio company Entercom, as well as a new deal with Twin River Worldwide Holding for a retail sportsbook.





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What Happened: FanDuel, owned by Flutter Entertainment (OTC: PDYPY), announced a deal to become the official sportsbook of Entercom Communications Corp (NYSE: ETM).

Under the deal, FanDuel will provide odds, insight and promotions to Entercom users. The companies will also collaborate on integration and co-produce new content for listeners.

FanDuel also announced a deal with Twin River Worldwide Holdings (NYSE: TRWH) to operate a retail sportsbook at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in New Jersey by the end of 2020.

The two companies will open a temporary sportsbook on the first floor of the casino, with a permanent location planned for spring 2021.

Why It’s Important: Entercom is the leader in sports radio, with three times more listeners than the

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Longtime D.C. radio host Chad Dukes fired from 106.7 The Fan for alleged racist, inappropriate comments

Washington D.C. sports radio host Chad Dukes has been fired from 106.7 The Fan, parent company Entercom announced Thursday. Entercom said it learned of “racist and other inappropriate comments” Dukes made in past episodes on his personal podcast. 



a large building with a sunset in the background: Sports radio host Chad Dukes was fired from the airwaves in Washington, D.C., for racist and inappropriate remarks on his podcast.


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Sports radio host Chad Dukes was fired from the airwaves in Washington, D.C., for racist and inappropriate remarks on his podcast.

“We have zero tolerance for this type of speech from any of our employees, on our platforms or otherwise,” Ivy Savoy-Smith, the senior vice president and market manager of Entercom Washington, D.C., said in the statement. “Our air talent are ambassadors of our brand, and we do not want to be affiliated with these comments.”

Beginning in July 2009, Dukes co-hosted the station’s afternoon drivetime program alongside former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington, who left for the NFL Network in 2014. Following Arrington’s departure, Dukes took over

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Nebraska radio affiliate posts bizarre COVID-19 tweet

In a season full of unfair breaks for Nebraska, the latest arrived on Wednesday in the form of the Big Ten canceling the Huskers’ game against Wisconsin this Saturday due to the Badgers’ COVID-19 outbreak.

At least, that’s how one account in Huskerland saw things.

Late Wednesday, the @HuskerSports Twitter account, operated by Nebraska’s radio network, tweeted a poll for fans to answer for a chance to win a free meal at Runza Restaurants. Typically, the polls cover topics like what’s Nebraska’s most-improved position group, what MLB should do with its playoffs and which movie villain is scariest.

This time, however, @HuskerSports essentially asked whether or not there is a Big Ten conspiracy against the Huskers. Specifically, it questioned if Saturday’s game would have been canceled had it been the Huskers facing a COVID-19 outbreak.

The tweet only lasted a few hours before it was deleted, but it

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Radio Broadcaster Entercom Names FanDuel Sportsbook Partner

Entercom Communications  (ETM) – Get Report shares leaped after the radio broadcaster signed a six-year deal that makes FanDuel its official sportsbook partner.

Sports gambling is all the rage since the Supreme Court legalized it for all states in 2018. 

The stock recently stood at $1.62, up 11%. They’ve traded on Thursday up as much as 63% at $2.38. 

The shares have more than doubled off their 52-week low of 75 cents, set in early April. They were trading above $5 last December.

The companies called the partnership “a new model between a sports gaming operator and sports media platform.” 

“As part of the deal, Entercom listeners will have unique access to FanDuel odds, insight, and promotion via Entercom on-air stations and personalities,” they said.
“Entercom and FanDuel will also collaborate on in-depth integrations and co-produce content that will pioneer the industry with all-new formats.”

Under the agreement,

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Tesla Infotainment System Upgrade Removed Radio From Some Vehicles, But Another $500 …




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Radio Included (For A Fee)



An optional $2,500 uograde of TESLA’s in-car infotainment system for older Model S and Model X cars left AM/FM radio and satellite radio out of the mix, but ELETRECK reports that a newly-offered $500 upgrade is being offered that restores access to FM radio and SIRIUSXM.

The electric vehicle maker said on its upgrade page that the previous upgrade, which added video and gaming features to the system, removed access to FM and satellite radio because the upgrade “is not compatible with the original radio tuner that came equipped on your vehicle,” but the new $500 “radio upgrade” will restore access and will come with a compatible radio tuner and antennas; the radio upgrade will not include AM radio (“It is not possible to retain access to AM radio.”). The radio upgrades will be available “later in Q4

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Tesla asks $500 to restore standard radio functions after prior $2,500 update

So, that’s $3,000 spent total, if you want your radio back.


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Tesla Model S and Model X owners who updated to the latest upgraded infotainment systems have lost the ability to connect to any AM, FM and SiriusXM radio stations. Losing these features seems odd after dropping $2,500, but Tesla has a solution: For another $500 you can have two of them back.

According to Tesla upgrade notes from the automaker, it will start rolling out the $500 package this quarter to owners of the older Model S and Model X vehicles that lost standard and satellite radio functions. The catch is there’s no way to restore AM radio capabilities, so you’ll only receive FM and SiriusXM for the money. The company explained the latest infotainment upgrade for the EVs is not compatible with the original radio tuner. The $500 gets you a new tuner and an antenna. In

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Keysight Enables Global Certification Forum to Activate Certification of 5G New Radio Frequency Range 2 Devices

Enables 5G device makers to validate designs across multiple complex network scenarios

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has enabled the Global Certification Forum (GCF) to activate certification of 5G new radio (NR) frequency range 2 (FR2) devices. This allows 5G device makers to address 3GPP-based 5G NR FR2 test requirements from a single solution platform.

The certification was activated by the conformance agreement group (CAG) at the most recent GCF meeting using Keysight’s S8705A RF/RRM DVT & Conformance and S8704A Protocol Conformance Toolsets. As a result, organizations can leverage wider bandwidths at mmWave spectrum to address enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) applications such as high data rate intensive streaming, wireless broadcasting, gaming as well as augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

“The GCF-approval of the first FR2 test cases supports a growing

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Bay Area radio legend Barbara Taylor dies



a man and a woman posing for the camera: KCBS reporters Bob Melrose and Barbara Taylor smile for a photo taken in 2012.


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KCBS reporters Bob Melrose and Barbara Taylor smile for a photo taken in 2012.


KCBS legend Barbara Taylor, a staple of Bay Area radio for generations of locals, died Monday from complications suffered after a car accident last year. She was 73.

Beloved by listeners and admired by peers and politicians alike, Taylor started covering San Francisco City Hall in 1975. She would become known as the “dean of the City Hall press corps,” covering the city’s biggest players during the tumultuous ’70s. She was one of the first to report the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978, which was immortalized in the Oscar-winning film “Milk.”

“Always a straight shooter, Barbara Taylor set the standard for journalistic integrity as the dean of the City Hall press corps. For more than four decades she covered San Francisco political life, from our city’s most joyous

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Biden to air 90-minute radio programs targeting Black voters

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska Jeff Daniels narrates new Biden campaign ad for Michigan MORE plans to air 90-minute radio programs on gospel stations across the country this weekend urging Black voters to head to the polls in a final sprint of early voting before Tuesday’s elections.

The Biden campaign will pay about $109,000 to air the programs on 29 radio stations in seven states, according to sources watching the advertising market. The programs are set to air in Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Democrats typically run Souls to the Polls programs aimed at Black churches in the final weekends before a November election, when some of the party’s most loyal voters crowd onto buses and head en masse to polling places near

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