CNN continues to add content for its streaming platform, CNN+, which will debut in the spring. The network announced that chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta is hosting his show.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to merge my roles in medicine and media to provide interactive and engaging mini-medical classes,” Gupta said.
“Using the remarkable resources of CNN+ and relationships with the nation’s best medical teachers, our audience will have remarkable access to the world of medicine and a greater understanding of how their bodies function and what to do when something goes wrong. Every episode will leave our audience amazed, full of knowledge, and armed with the skills to save a life.”
“Masters in Medicine with Dr. Sanjay Gupta” will provide a mini-med school experience while bringing the audience on an expedition of the human body. Each episode will also feature lifesaving lectures to assist viewers in optimizing their health.
“For more than 20 years, Sanjay has been a constant in the lives of CNN audiences, providing his medical expertise, ground-breaking reporting, and a one-of-a-kind bedside manner,” said Andrew Morse, CNN EVP, and Chief Digital Officer and Head of CNN+,
“Masters in Medicine will provide CNN+ subscribers with an essential show that will inform and empower them and put them on a path to a healthier life.”
CBS Audio Network Extends Partnership with Skyview Networks
“Extending our partnership with Skyview Networks further strengthens and enhances our distribution and sales of our expanding audio portfolio.”
CBS Audio Network — including CBS News Radio — has inked an extension with Skyview Networks for national distribution of all its audio content.
“Extending our partnership with Skyview Networks further strengthens and enhances our distribution and sales of our expanding audio portfolio,” said Paramount Global Executive Vice President of Audio and Podcasting Steve Raizes. “Together, we’re focused on delivering our best-in-class news, information, and entertainment content to new listeners around the country.”
The partnership originally began in 2018 and was extended in 2020.
“The CBS standard for excellence shines in our partnership,” said Skyview Networks President of Network Partnerships and CRO Jeanne-Marie Condo. “CBS is deeply committed to radio, working to provide outstanding programming that engages listeners. The continued growth of CBS affiliates is impressive and helps deliver significant results for the ad community. CBS is a profound partner with their forward thinking and dedication to radio nationwide. It is a privilege and honor to continue our partnership.”
“I’m excited that CBS and Skyview are actively exploring additional news and entertainment content for audio consumers. By working closely together, we will increase revenue, enhance listener engagement, and expand our dominant position within the audio space,” added Skyview Networks CEO and President Steve Jones.
Steve Wexler Named Interim CEO of Neuhoff Media
Wexler comes to Neuhoff Media after 35 years in radio management.
After current CEO Mike Hulvey was tabbed as the new CEO and President of the Radio Advertising Bureau, Neuhoff Media has tabbed Steve Wexler to fill his shoes.
While Hulvey doesn’t officially take over at the RAB until April, Wexler will begin his role as interim CEO at Neuhoff in January, according to RadioInk.
“I am thrilled for Mike and am honored to serve as interim CEO for this legendary company and look forward to working with the talented, committed team at Neuhoff during this transition,” said Wexler.
Wexler comes to Neuhoff Media after 35 years in radio management. Most recently, Wexler served as the Market Manager and Vice President for Good Karma Brands in Milwaukee. After his resignation, Wexler remained in a leadership role with the company, working as a “leadership coach” inside the organization.
“We thank Mike for his many contributions during his more than 30 years as part of Neuhoff Media. Under his leadership, Mike has advanced the family mission of great local radio,” Neuhoff Media Trustees Julian Hickman and Makena Neuhoff said in a joint statement. “We wish Mike all the best in his new role at the RAB and are thrilled to welcome Steve Wexler as Interim CEO.”
Erica Farber Stepping Away as RAB CEO, Mike Hulvey Named Replacement
“She’s left an indelible imprint on the industry, and we can’t thank her enough for her commitment and passion to Radio.”
After a 12-year run as President and CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Erica Farber will depart the organization next year.
Farber will step aside on April 1st, 2024, and be replaced by current Neuhoff Media CEO Mike Hulvey. Despite her exit as President and CEO, Farber will remain involved in RAB’s Rising Through the Ranks leadership development training and the National Radio Talent System, according to RadioInk.
“We thank Erica for her leadership over the past decade in helping to shape an organization that meets the needs of broadcasters today as well as for the future of the audio industry,” said Connoisseur Media Founder and CEO and RAB Board Chair Jeff Warshaw. “She’s left an indelible imprint on the industry, and we can’t thank her enough for her commitment and passion to Radio. It’s been an honor and a privilege to work with her.”
Mike Hulvey joins the RAB as President and CEO with plenty of knowledge of the organization. Previously, he served as the Chair of the Board. He has also served as the President of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank and served on the NAB Board of Directors.
“I’m honored to take on this responsibility and lead the RAB. It’s a privilege to follow an amazing leader such as Erica Farber,” said Hulvey. “I look forward to celebrating her in the coming months while we begin working with our dedicated team and board of directors in support of the mission of the RAB.”
“Mike is an excellent selection with the relevant skills and expertise to lead the RAB. He has an impressive track record in corporate management and local radio expertise,” Warshaw added. “In addition, as a past chair of the RAB he has a clear understanding of the organization and what the broadcast industry requires from RAB. He has a tremendous passion for the industry which will serve us all well.”