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KNSS Picks Up 3 Kansas Association Of Broadcasters Awards

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Entercom’s KNSS was a big winner at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Television and Radio awards. The Wichita news/talk station took home three awards recognizing its work both on air and online.

A newscast featuring Steve McIntosh, Ted Woodward, Jad Chambers, Ronelle Williams titled “2020 Pandemic” was recognized as the best complete newscast in the Large Market category. Ted Woodward was recognized for the best complete sportscast as well.

Digitally, Tony Duesing was recognized for his work on KNSSRadio.com. It was recognized as the best station website in the large market category.

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Audacy Reportedly Prepping Cadence13 Sale

Cadence13 has recently launched several new podcasts, including shows by Stephen A. Smith and former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media.

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A report from Sara Fischer of Axios claims Audacy has hired bankers to explore a sale of Cadence13, one of its two podcast studios.

The company faces potential delisting by the New York Stock Exchange if its price remains at under $1 per share. The NYSE gave Audacy notice that it had six months to increase its price or face the delisting. Shares closed Friday at an all-time low of 39 cents.

Audacy purchased a stake in Cadence13, then called DGital Media, in 2017. It then purchased the remaining shares of the company in 2019, placing its valuation at approaching $50 million.

Fischer reporters Audacy would seek to sell Cadence13 at nearly double that $50 million valuation.

Cadence13 has recently launched several new podcasts, including shows by Stephen A. Smith and former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media.

In addition to Cadence13, Audacy also owns two other podcast studios, 2400Sports and Pineapple Street Studios.

An Audacy spokesperson told Axios “we don’t comment on rumors of this nature”.

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Dana Loesch: CNN Unfair to Question Ron DeSantis On Lack of Evacuation Plans

The media is trying to create a Hurricane Katrina narrative around Ron DeSantis so they can kneecap him and not only reduce the enthusiasm around him Republican voters have around him as we go into the midterms but also hurt him ahead of any potential 2024 Presidential run.”

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Dana Loesch thought a question from a CNN reporter to Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) about a Florida county refusing to issue mandatory evacuations until the day before Hurricane Ian made landfall was unwarranted, going as far to say the media was attempting to give the Governor his “Hurricane Katrina moment”.

“That is the big push from the left, through the media, and the media is hitting first, so I’m anticipating (California Governor Gavin) Newsom and others to follow as soon as they think that media has seeded the ground enough to make such an accusation towards DeSantis,” Loesch said.

“This is what’s weird. The media is trying to create a Hurricane Katrina narrative around Ron DeSantis so they can kneecap him and not only reduce the enthusiasm around him Republican voters have around him as we go into the midterms but also hurt him ahead of any potential 2024 Presidential run,” The Dana Show host posited.

“Do you remember — let’s go back to Hurricane Katrina for a moment — when the media was not going after a Governor but they were blaming George Bush for the actions of the Governor? So if a Democrat is in the White House — and they’re President — then it’s ok to criticize the Governor. But if it’s a Republican President in the White House then it’s the President not the Governor (who receives blame)?”

Loesch concluded by saying the media is trying to damage DeSantis for actions made by other election officials, noting Lee County is roughly 130 miles south of where the storm was forecasted to make landfall.

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7 Women Honored With 2022 Gracies Leadership Awards

The Gracies Leadership Awards will be presented November 14th at Tribeca 360 in New York.

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Seven women are getting an award from the Alliance for Women in Media. The Gracies Leadership Awards will be presented November 14th at Tribeca 360 in New York. According to a news release, this year’s honorees are:

  • Nancy Daniels, Chief of Content, TNets, Discovery, Animal Planet, and Science Channel
  • Marie Donoghue, Vice President, Global Sports Video, Amazon
  • Kim Godwin, President, ABC News
  • Wendy Goldberg, Chief Communications Officer, iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, American Urban Radio Networks
  • Debra O’Connell, President, Networks, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
  • Dawn Porter, Founder, Trilogy Films

In a statement, Alliance for Women in Media President Becky Brooks said she’s excited.

“It is an exceptional honor to recognize and celebrate this strong lineup and powerhouse of women leaders in our industry. Soledad O’Brien as our keynote speaker will undoubtedly create an unforgettable event for everyone in attendance.”

Broadcast news veteran Soledad O’Brien will deliver the keynote address. The Alliance for Women in Media was established in 1951 as American Women in Radio & Television.

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