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News Bites: ‘Big 98.1,’ AMFA, Brett Favre, Elvis Duran, IBA.

News Bites for April 28... ...Audacy rebrands classic hits WOGL Philadelphia as “Big 98.1.” Sean “Coop” Tabler remains in mornings, while Race Taylor, from co-owned WCBS-FM New York, and Domino, from the company’s WOCL Orlando are no longer heard in middays and afternoons, respectively. Outside of mornings, the station will run jockless with plans to re-introduce talent in the coming weeks. “We’re pleased to invigorate this local favorite with the launch of Big 98.1, while continuing to give listeners a destination for classic hits throughout their day,” Senior VP/Market Manager David Yadgaroff said in a release. “Over the years, the station has evolved frequently so it plays classic hits for the largest possible audience. The station remains one of the most listened to in the region and we’re looking forward to making further investments in its growth to continue serving our consumers.” Additionally, the Saturday night “Bob Pantano’s Dance Party,” which just celebrated its 45th anniversary, moves to WOGL-HD2.
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Island Park native, Elvis Duran produce Z100 documentary

When Island Park native David Katz left his job at Don Buchwald & Associates in 2007, it was a huge gamble for the talent agent. After 15 years at the agency whose namesake helped launch Howard Stern’s career, Katz was embarking on his own journey with the then mostly unknown afternoon D.J. Elvis Duran.
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News Bites: Elvis Duran, Neal Boortz, WLIF, ‘MeTV FM,’ Phil Becker.

News Bites for January 24... ...The Premiere Networks-syndicated “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show,” which is based at iHeartMedia CHR “Z100” WHTZ New York, is partnering with the American Red Cross for a Jan. 27 blood drive in Jersey City, NJ. “In recent weeks, the Red Cross had less than a one-day supply of critical blood types and has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals,” Rosie Taravella, CEO of the American Red Cross New Jersey Region, told NJ.com. “We appreciate Elvis Duran and the Morning Show stepping forward to sponsor a drive and amplify this critical need.” Duran added, “I am honored that our show can help the Red Cross during this time of critical need. Blood is the one thing that we all have in common and in helping with this drive we hope to influence others to get out and give.”
JERSEY CITY, NJ
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Radio personality Elvis Duran to host Jersey City blood drive

Radio personality Elvis Duran and his syndicated weekday morning radio program is sponsoring a blood drive in Jersey City to help alleviate the nationwide blood crisis. “In recent weeks, the Red Cross had less than a one-day supply of critical blood types and has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals,” said Rosie Taravella, CEO of the American Red Cross New Jersey Region. “We appreciate Elvis Duran and the Morning Show stepping forward to sponsor a drive and amplify this critical need.”
JERSEY CITY, NJ

West Virginia boy’s GoFundMe featured on Elvis Duran

A Benwood, West Virginia boy was featured on the popular morning radio show Elvis Duran. Jaymison Redman, 10 years old, has had three brain surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and is currently no longer in remission for a brain tumor. A GoFundMe was set up by the family of Jaymison, called Jaymison Strong, and that GoFundMe was […]
BENWOOD, WV
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Elvis Duran, Ellen K And Big Boy Reflect On Being On Air During Terrorist Attacks.

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, morning radio hosts on both coasts recall that fateful day. Elvis Duran, morning host at CHR “Z100” WHTZ New York, had a clear view of the Manhattan skyline from his studio, then located on the 40th floor of the station’s facility across the Hudson River in Jersey City, NJ. After setting up a typical morning show bit ahead of a song, the phone screener noticed something happening at the World Trade Center.
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Radio Hosts Elvis Duran, Big Boy and Others Remember Their Morning Show Whiplash on 9/11

Elvis Duran still recalls the phone-in topic on his morning radio show the day of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “We were talking about whether you’re cheating on your significant other if you’re flirting with someone else in an online chat room,” Duran says. “And then playing a song.” Back in 2001, Duran’s top 40 WHTZ-FM “Z100” was located in Jersey City — just across the Hudson River from Downtown Manhattan. The “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” team had a direct view of the World Trade Center from their 40th floor studio, and it was their phone screener who first...
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Elvis Duran, Big Boy, Ellen K Reminisce About 9-11 Radio Broadcasts

Top radio personalities ELVIS DURAN, BIG BOY and ELLEN K, among others, reminisced about their experiences broadcasting on SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001, for VARIETY. DURAN still recalls the phone-in topic while he was hosting his show on Top 40 WHTZ (Z100)/NEW YORK, from the station's JERSEY CITY studios. “We were talking...
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News Bites: Elvis Duran, iHeart Panama City, WGN, ‘99.1 The Bone,” WDAS.

News Bites for September 7... ...“Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” returns to the Austin airwaves Tuesday (Sept. 7) on Waterloo Media hot AC “Lucy 93-3” KGSR. The Premiere Networks-syndicated show was last heard in the Texas capital city from 2013 to 2016 on iHeartMedia CHR “96.7 Kiss-FM” KHFI-FM. “I’m such a fan of Lucy 93-3’s energy and can’t wait to stir our show into the music,” Duran said in a press release. “I always knew I would be back in Austin, and also work with my friend, [KGSR Program Director] Jay Michaels.” Added Michaels, “I’ve known Elvis since our time spent in Austin radio many years ago. Since then, we’ve stayed friends and I’m a huge fan of his wildly successful morning show. I’m so grateful to reunite again in Austin on Lucy 93-3!”
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