Internet radio listeners may find themselves without their favorite entertainment tomorrow, as hundreds of streams around the Web shut down for the day in protest of new royalty fees assessed for the music they play. Participants in the day of silence include big names like Yahoo!, Live365, Rhapsody and MTV Online, along with dozens of smaller outlets for music online, like WEMU-FM, in Ypsilanti... Radio on the web faces silent protest on Tuesday (Mon, 6/25)
Gene Maxwell knows the music and the equipment and he even knows the DJ he's sitting in for at WNIC-FM, so it only makes sense that he's back -- until you remember why he left. He was let go. Or downsized, if you prefer, since nobody new took his place. Either way, after 29 years on the air at WNIC (100.3), he was out the door. And seven months later, he's back inside, messing with the armrests on Kevin O'Neill's chair from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays while O'Neill recovers from heart surgery... Former WNIC jock doesn't hold grudges (Mon, 6/25)
Michigan Public Media, the public broadcasting service from the University of Michigan, has hired public broadcasting veteran and Detroit native Kathy Agosta as its new underwriting manager. Agosta will head the corporate support department for Michigan Radio and Michigan Television starting July 2nd.
For almost two decades, Agosta has been a development/marketing professional in public broadcasting, working in a variety of positions and stations. Kathy is currently senior director of corporate affairs at Chicago Public Radio where she directs local and national corporate sponsorship activities. Under her leadership the corporate team has raised over $5.4 million in
sponsorships. Agosta has distinguished herself as one of public broadcasting’s top professionals. She has directed corporate marketing and development departments in areas such as Portland, OR, Washington, DC, Sacramento, CA, and Seattle, WA.
“All of us are thrilled to be welcoming Kathy to the stations,” said Development Director Larry Jonas. “She brings tremendous experience to our corporate support team. Her enthusiasm for, and demonstrated commitment to, public broadcasting makes her ideal for this role. We're lucky to have her.”