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Drew Anderssen Running Daily Operations at KRLD, Texas State Networks

Anderssen will oversee content strategy, talent, operations, and branding for the station and networks.

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Audacy has hired Drew Anderssen to run the day-to-day operations at NewsRadio 1080 KRLD and Texas State Networks. Most recently, Anderson served as Brand Manager at WSB in Atlanta.

In a statement, the company said Anderssen will oversee content strategy, talent, operations, and branding for the station and networks.

“For over two decades, Drew has proven to be a winning brand leader across multiple formats, which we trust will serve him well as he takes the reins of DFW’s news and information brand,” said Brian Purdy, Regional President and Market Manager, Audacy Dallas/Fort Worth.

Anderssen began his career with Cox Media Group in 1998 as Operations Manager of News-Talk KRMG/Tulsa, OK. In July 2012, he transferred to WDBO/Orlando, he served as the program director and was later promoted to operations manager.

“This was a tremendous opportunity to return to the city where I grew up and fell in love with radio, and work with such a prestigious brand and decorated team,” said Anderseen. “I’m grateful to Susan Larkin, Jeff Sottolano, Brian Purdy, and Gavin Spittle and I can’t wait to hit the ground running in the Lone Star State.” 

Other career stops for Anderssen include Beaumont and Wichita Falls, TX in various roles, including program director across multiple formats. 

“We’re delighted to bring Drew aboard to lead KRLD and TSN,” added Purdy.

Listeners can tune in to Newsradio 1080 KRLD (KRLD-AM) in Dallas on air, as well as nationwide on the Audacy app and website.

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The DJV Show Wins Gracie Award

hese awards honor the most accomplished women in television, radio, and digital media with a presentation at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles on May 24th. 

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The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the 47th Annual Gracie Awards winners, including the radio talk show, The DJV Show, hosted by Doug Stephan and Co-Hosts Jennifer Horn and Victoria Keelan, along with Jai Kershner presenting the What’s Trending Report.

These awards honor the most accomplished women in television, radio, and digital media with a presentation at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles on May 24th. 

“The DJV Show is customizable by daypart to fit any station’s needs. Stations can localize the show by including their own content at designated points throughout each hour,” the statement said, which Barrett News Media obtained. 

“It can also be tailored to fit multiple formats, including talk, adult contemporary, classic hits, hot AC, oldies, and more. The Gracies honor the outstanding talent, such as The DJV Show, and content in radio, television, and digital media made by, for, and about women.”

The “DJV Show” is a morning talk-radio show that airs live Monday through Friday from 5 am until 9 am, featuring a fast-paced layout covering various topics. Furthermore, the program has over 325 affiliates nationwide. 

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Federal Judge Throws Out Lawsuit by a Former NPR Employee

Zandile Mkwanazi’s suit alleged he was subject to discrimination based on his race and a hostile work environment.

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A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a former NPR network operation technician who alleged that he faced racial discrimination and unfair treatment while employed at the network.

According to Inside Radio, Zandile Mkwanazi’s suit alleged he was subject to discrimination based on his race and a hostile work environment. His suit alleged that he was subject to discrimination based on his race and a hostile work environment. 

Mkwanazi was fired in October 2019. He sought back pay and damages from NPR and a court order blocking the network from taking any retaliatory actions against him with future employers.

The lawsuit said, Mkwanazi’s supervisor, who was white, introduced him to coworkers as “a new boy working for us” and repeatedly used the term “boy.” Mkwanazi said he found the term racially offensive even though his supervisor referred to all employees as “boys.”

“The parties participated in mediation, and they have reached a resolution in principle,” attorneys said in a statement. Mkwanazi was seeking unspecified damages for lost wages as well as compensatory and punitive damages.

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Dave Ramsey Documentary Wins 2022 Webby Award

“Borrowed Future: How Student Loans Are Killing the American Dream” will be honored during the 2022 Annual Webby Awards.

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A web documentary produced by nationally syndicated radio personality Dave Ramsey has earned recognition from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). 

According to Inside Radio, “Borrowed Future: How Student Loans Are Killing the American Dream” will be honored during the 2022 Annual Webby Awards. The event will take place at the 26th Annual Webby Awards on May 16 in New York. 

“There’s no doubt we stirred up a holy ruckus with this documentary, and I’m so proud of the team that put it together,” Ramsey said in a statement. 

“The student loan industry is downright evil. We definitely can’t bank on student loan forgiveness, and it’s about time America said, ‘I’ve had it!’”

“Borrowed Future” is Directed by David DiCicco. The story follows college graduates who owe between $9,000 and $1 million in student loans, a college graduate who paid cash for college, and a group of high schoolers who haven’t made their choice yet.

For weeks, the film held top spots on multiple streaming platform charts: No. 1 documentary on Google Play, No. 2 documentary on Apple TV, and No. 5 documentary (rent or buy category) on Amazon Prime Video.

“This documentary has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”

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