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Cumulus, Citadel in deal talks worth $2.4 billion
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The nation's third-largest radio broadcaster, Citadel Broadcasting Corp., said it is in exclusive negotiations to sell itself to second-largest Cumulus Media Inc. in a deal valued at more than $2.4 billion. Cumulus would pay Citadel shareholders $37 a share, with up to $30 a share paid in cash and the remainder in Cumulus stock, the company said. The combined company would have more than 570 stations in the U.S., still trailing Clear Channel Communications Inc., which has more than 800 radio stations in the U.S. More

Correspondent recovering from 'sustained sexual assault and beating'
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CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was recovering in a U.S. hospital from a sexual attack and beating she suffered while reporting on the tumultuous events in Cairo, Egypt. The attack on Logan, CBS News' chief foreign affairs correspondent, was one of at least 140 others suffered by reporters covering the unrest in Egypt since Jan. 30, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. More
Related story: Assault on correspondent not surprising to other women journalists (St. Petersburg Times) / NYU fellow quits after tweets about Logan assault (The Associated Press via NPR)

Cumulus lanches comedy station in Kansas City, Kan.
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Cumulus Media launched an all-comedy station on a new Kansas City, Kan,. signal. Funny 102.5 will feature continuous stand-up comedy from the likes of Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dane Cook, Wanda Sykes and Jeff Foxworthy. Cumulus owns seven other area radio stations. More

Microsoft's Everson heads to Facebook
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Carolyn Everson, who had served as Microsoft's global ad sales head for just eight months, is jumping to Facebook to become vice president of global sales at the red-hot social networking company. Everson joined Microsoft in June from MTV Networks, where she was executive vice president of strategy and operations of sales division. More

Kelly Kibler named new president, market manager for Clear Channel-Dallas    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Current director of sales Kelly Kibler has been named president and market manager for Clear Channel's six-station Dallas cluster. She has been with Clear Channel since 1997, and was formerly market manager in San Francisco, Las Vegas and San Diego. More

Quu appoints Lynn Bruder as new CEO
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Quu, a Web-based interactive platform system that helps radio stations, has named Lynn Bruder at its CEO. Bruder's background includes serving as vice president and general manager for Beasley Broadcasting and Radio One. More

Lifetime Networks joins other companies in teaming up to support women entrepreneurs
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Lifetime Networks has teamed up to support women entrepreneurs around the world through a new campaign called FITE!, powered by Kiva. FITE, Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship, is a global effort to empower women worldwide and foster greater financial independence through entrepreneurship. In partnership with, this is the first microlending website that solely focuses on women entrepreneurs in the United States and 57 countries around the world. The goal is to fund loans for at least 25,000 women to start or grow a business. More

Comcast's new 'Missing Kids On Demand' brings missing children information to millions of consumers
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Comcast recently announced that it has launched "Missing Kids On Demand" and online at, a first-of-its-kind public service initiative that will make information about missing children available to millions of Comcast video customers and consumers across the United States. The new initiative is in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and will enable Comcast customers and consumers to support efforts by law enforcement across the country to help bring missing children home. More

Movies, TV may be priced too high to deter piracy
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Movies and television shows may be priced too high to deter piracy, according to a survey by PwC. People who admit to stealing movies and programs say they are unwilling to pay more than $3 for films and $1 for TV shows, the accounting firm said. PwC also found 81 percent of consumers who admit to stealing films and shows say they’re unlikely to stop. Among those, 40 percent say they will likely begin illegally acquiring content on mobile devices in the next six months. More

Google outbids Apple, offers publishers 90 percent cut on tablet subscriptions
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While Apple steadfastly clings to its 30 percent cut of magazine subscriptions sold through its App Store, Google just made a better offer, allowing publishers to keep 90 percent of their tablet subscription revenue — and possibly higher. One day after Apple described what it will and will not do for publishers that want to sell subscriptions to iPad apps, Google described its competing subscription product for publishers: Google One Pass. More

FCC names 6 to Technical Advisory Council
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The Federal Communications Commission appointed six members to its Technical Advisory Council. The TAC members consist of leaders in their respective fields who will share ideas and provide recommendations to the chairman on issues relevant to the FCC's work and ongoing efforts to harness technological innovations in a competitive business landscape. The new members span a range of expertise, including the financial sector, system integrators and leading broadband technology companies. More

AWM Symposium will feature media experts on key trends and successes in women's ownership
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AWM's upcoming Symposium on Women's Media Ownership will examine critical issues such as key policy and regulatory trends for women's ownership and women's ownership successes, and will feature speakers from Alliance for Community Media, Aloha Station Trust, ICBC Broadcast Holdings Inc., National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), Venable, LLP, Wilco Electronic Systems, Inc., Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and many more. The Symposium will be held March 25 in Washington, D.C., in partnership with Georgetown Law's Institute for Public Representation and Howard University's School of Communications. You can find more information here, or RSVP today by clicking here.

Deadline extended on $5,000 AWM and Ford Student Scholarship Competition
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AWM and the Ford Motor Company Fund have expanded the Empowering America program into a competition that challenges students to create a short video celebrating the many inspiring women featured in the Empowering America collateral. The student who creates the winning video will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. The deadline has been extended through March 1 to submit an application. More

AWM launches new website
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The Alliance for Women in Media unveiled a brand new, community-focused interactive website ( The culmination of AWM's rebranding effort, the new website showcases the organization's name and logo. In addition to a new design, the AWM website's enhanced functionality and expanded content reflect the organization's dynamic membership base that encompasses a diverse range of media. More
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