The "Programming Mentoring Breakfast" that will be held Thursday (2/26) will include iHeartMediaEVP/GM National Programming Platforms Clay Hunnicutt and WUSN/Chicago PD Jeff Kapugi.
Friday's (2/27) "Manager Breakfast" will include consultant Joel Raab and Great Media/Boston VP/MM Rob Williams.
Bobby Bones, Top 40 WNCI/Columbus Dave & Jimmy and Classic Hits WCBS/New York's Scott Shannon are panelists on Friday afternoon's "The Stars Come Out In the Morning."
Register for CRS here .
"Buckwild Satruday Night with B-Dub!," a live Country party show has added KMLE/Phoenix, WGGY/WGGI, Froggy 101/Willkes Barre, KIOK, 94.9 The Wolf, Kennwick, WA, WKXD, 106.9 Kicks Country/Cookeville TN and KUPI/Idaho Falls, ID.
If you would like to get your Saturday nights rockin', get in touch with Superadio SVP/Programming Rich O'Brien at 508-630-0344 or /Blog/ .
Rascal Flatts announced plans today for their "Riot Tour" that will kick off May 29 in St. Louis, MO. They will be touring with Scotty McCreery. Tickets will be available beginning January 26 for select cities as part of tour promoter Live Nation's Country Megaticket at
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Before they kick off their tour they will be the first-ever country residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from February 25-March 14. The latest Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd will be opening for them."2014 was such a great year for us on the radio and on tour," said Jay DeMarcus.
"We had a few weeks off at the holidays, and now we're getting ready for the first-ever country residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock in Vegas," said Jay DeMarcus. "Those shows are going to be the ultimate way to kick off our 2015 tour, where we can try new things and pretty much do whatever the hell we want. We're having a blast with it, and we'll be counting the days til the buses pull back out of Nashville for opening night."
Riot Tour 2015 Cities are:
Forest City, IA*
St. Louis, MO
Virginia Beach, VA
Darien Center, NY
Jones Beach, NY
Mtn. View, CA
W. Palm Beach, FL
Vince Gill will join the America's Best Communities partnership to help revitalize small towns across the country. The partnership will reward communities with the best business plans for economic development and improved quality of life in a $10 million prize competition. Winners will share best practices and ideas for growth among all communities.
"There's a lot of small town community in me. I have a small town mentality," said Gill during a press event. "This is where I want to make it better. I want to be part of a team focused on supporting the backbone of America."
America's Best Communities has already drawn more than 200 registrations across the 27 states served by Frontier Communications. Fifty quarter-finalists will be selected in April 2015 and awarded development funds for their proposals.
Teh competition will end in 2017 and the top three applicants will share $6 million in prize money--$3 million to the winner, $2 million for second place and $1 million for third place. That money will be used to continue their plans in their communities.
The idea was conceived by Frontier Communications and co-sponsored with DISH Network and CoBank. This is s a competition that will fund economic development opportunities for the winners and share their ideas for progress with all the communities that enter.