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Brad Lane Named Brand Manager at WCCO in Minneapolis

Lane was last a director of content for Good Karma Brands’ news and sports talk stations in Milwaukee. Prior to that, he spent two decades at Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP “SKOR North” in St. Paul.

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After Entercom announced Tuesday they were rebranding as Audacy, the company announced a new brand manager has been hired to lead its news talk operation in Minneapolis.

Brad Lane joins the 830 WCCO team as the station’s new brand manager. His first day is April 19.

Lane was last a director of content for Good Karma Brands’ news and sports talk stations in Milwaukee. Prior to that, he spent two decades at Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP “SKOR North” in St. Paul.

“I’m beyond excited for the opportunity to be back in the Twin Cities programming a station with such a rich legacy, trusted talent and commitment to excellence,” Lane said in a statement. “WCCO has an incredible history and a bright future; it’s with sincere appreciation for the heritage of this storied brand that I am also thrilled to be a part of its evolution.”

“WCCO Radio serves as an extremely important news brand for the people of the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota who rely on us to be informative, timely, relevant and entertaining,” Shannon Knoepke, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy Minneapolis added. “Brad brings a wealth of experience leading content teams and his leadership and vision will be instrumental to the success of our station. We’re looking forward to adding him to the team.”

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BIN, CareerBuilder Launch “100,000 Careers” Initiative

The 100,000 Careers platform will be a one-stop-shop for connecting employers with Black American career-seekers looking to advance.

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iHeartMedia’s Black Information Network (BIN) is partnering with a global talent marketplace to create opportunities for Black American job seekers to connect with prospective employers. 

BIN said partner agency CareerBuilder plans to launch the “100,000 Careers” initiative in a press release. The project is described as “a critical step toward building wealth within the Black community.” 

“This partnership and the 100,000 Careers platform are both vital in bringing a valuable resource and job search experience to the Black community, and employers can now access a larger group of diverse candidates and talented workers,” said Kristin Kelley, Chief Marketing Officer at CareerBuilder. 

The 100,000 Careers platform will be a one-stop-shop for connecting employers with Black American career-seekers looking to advance.

“One of our highest priorities has been to call attention to the disproportionate income and unemployment gaps the Black community faces,” said Tony Coles, Division President for iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group and President for BIN: Black Information Network.

The platform includes tools to help candidates get started, such as job listings, easy resume building, and custom content designed to help Black listeners identify their transferrable skills and discover new careers.

You can learn more about this project by visiting www.careerbuilder.com/BIN. 

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Frank MacKay Named President of WABC’s Long Island Division

MacKay has hosted a daily show on JVC Media’s “LI News Radio” 103.9 WRCN Riverhead since 2012

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Red Apple Media is attempting to grow its reach outside the tri-state area. The company has named Frank MacKay as President of its Long Island Division, helping to expand Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York and 107.1 WLIR Hampton Bays.

John Catsimatidis, Chairman/CEO of Red Apple Media and 77 WABC Radio, purchased WLIR 107.1 to grow the reach of 77 WABC Radio to the east end of Long Island in 2020.

Furthermore, MacKay is familiar with the market the Long Island market. The chairman of the Independence Party of New York State has hosted a daily show on JVC Media’s “LI News Radio” 103.9 WRCN Riverhead since 2012 that was also syndicated to JVC’s Florida markets.

“Frank MacKay has longstanding knowledge of Long Island media, government, and politics, which will be an asset to this station. We are excited to expand and enhance 77 WABC Radio’s presence on Long Island,” Catsimatidis said in a statement relayed by Radio Insight

After two years of securing the station, the company is beginning to garner an audience outside the city. Catsimatidis adds that MacKay’s background in radio and television made him the ideal candidate for Red Apple Media. 

“Frank Mackay has been a longtime fixture on television and radio,” the statement said.

“Throughout his award-winning career, MacKay has conducted over 5,000 interviews with high-profile individuals, ranging from professional athletes and celebrities to Presidents of the United States, Speakers of the House, and Senate Majority Leaders.”

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Mark Levin: Laura Ingraham “Has a Cork up Her Nose” About Dr. Mehmet Oz

Levin even took a shot at colleague Laura Ingraham saying she “has a cork up her nose” about this “perfectly legitimate conservative.”

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Fox News’ Mark Levin is coming to the defense of celebrity cardiothoracic surgeon-turned-Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. 

Levin even took a shot at colleague Laura Ingraham saying she “has a cork up her nose” about this “perfectly legitimate conservative.” He didn’t mention the Fox News host’s name but referred to her by her time slot. 

“For some reason, the ten p.m.-er has a real hate-on for Oz,” Levin said, per The Wrap. “I don’t hate Oz. I don’t hate [Pennsylvania Senate candidate David] McCormick. I think they’re both terrific men. I don’t really hate any of these candidates.”

Levin speculated what Ingraham’s issue is with Oz since she isn’t from the state; however, he does say that some hosts feel they’re entitled to the power of a camera and that they know what’s best for certain states.

“But there’s something going on with the 10 p.m.-er. I’m a Pennsylvanian. 10 p.m.-er is not a Pennsylvanian. But some people, because they have a camera in their face, actually think they know what’s best for you without actually inquiring into it,” Levin added.

“Sounds like a perfectly nice guy, sounds like a perfectly legitimate conservative. No reason to tear the guy down, I don’t think — Do you Mr. Producer? And yet these people get these platforms; they think they’re so smart. 10 p.m.-er has a cork up her nose at this. I don’t know what the problem is.”

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