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Awkward Black Girl Creator Launches New Podcast

Premium audio subscription service Howl launched the podcast “Fruit,” an audio drama from writer and actress Issa Rae, known for her hit YouTube series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” The show marks Rae’s first foray into audio after building…

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Nielsen Expands its Music Reporting to China

Nielsen  announced the release of its first Music 360 China report, a landscape study of music fans and consumer behavior in China. The report is the first international edition of Nielsen’s annual Music 360 study outside of North America, and…

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IHEARTRADIO SURPASSES 80 MILLION REGISTRATIONS

IHEARTRADIO SURPASSES 80 MILLION REGISTERED USERS NEW YORK — January 21, 2016 — iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service, today announced it has surpassed 80 million registered users. iHeartRadio continues to reach user milestones at a…

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How’s Donnie Simpson Doing at Magic 102.3?

So it’s almost been six months since radio legend Donnie Simpson has been back on the airwaves at WMMJ Magic 102.3 in DC. He had been off the air and retired for 5 years before Radio One brought him back…

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Universal Music and SoundCloud?

Universal Music Group and SoundCloud, the world’s largest community of music and audio creators with 175 million monthly listeners, today announced they have reached an agreement that creates a host of new creative, commercial and promotional opportunities for UMG’s artists….

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Rickey Smiley Has Found a New Home in Charlotte

Beginning January 19, 2016, listeners in Charlotte will get to experience The Rickey Smiley Morning Show on 92.7 The Block. The Rickey Smiley Morning Show is crazy, good, quick-paced and anchored by one of the nation’s most popular comedians. Easily…

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QUICKSILVA and LIL MO RETURN TO WASHINGTON DC RADIO

QUICKSILVA and LIL MO RETURN TO WASHINGTON DC RADIO ‘The Fam’ Premieres as the New WKYS 93.9 FM Morning Show (Silver Spring, MD…January 13, 2016) – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 The Fam with QuickSilva and Lil Mo will premiere…

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Listeners in DC Not Happy with Tom Joyner Being Moved to AM

Radio Facts has been bombarded with questions, complaints and comments about Radio One moving The Tom Joyner Morning Show to the AM station WOL in Washington, DC and replacing him with industry vet Russ Parr. We’ve gotten the most complaints since this blog…

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WJMZ Breaks Format to Honor Natalie Cole

How do you truly honor a legend? WJMZ in Greenville, SC did it by breaking format and letting their listeners know how important Natalie Cole is to the culture. When the news broke that Natalie Cole had passed on New…