Archive for June, 2010
This morning, the NBC Today Show weatherman Al Roker was live in Memphis with his annual Lend a Hand series. The New Ballet Ensemble and School was the local recipient of the donations. It’s terrific national exposure for good things happening in Memphis!
Update 6/15/10: In case you are wondering, Ben Ferguson is now broadcasting live in Memphis on KWAM-AM 990 weekdays from 4-7pm.
Update 4/20/10: Ben Ferguson is leaving WREC-AM 600 in Memphis. On April 20, 2010, Ferguson resigned from WREC. “In a statement he said, “I have left the station, effective today. I’m looking forward to a new market and a new show, in addition to my national show and my continuing appearances on such networks as CNBC, CNN and MSNBC.”
The Commercial Appeal posted a story today with more details about Ferguson and other personnel changes including, “In addition, the station has said goodbye to some other personnel, including veteran personalities Kenny Bosak and Debby Hall, and welcomed several new voices in its restructuring.”
Among other changes, “Forrest Goodman becomes primary host and anchor of the 5 to 8 a.m. show, rounding out his duties as assistant program director and sports director. Tonya Powers is now a morning host and serves as news director, and Steve Butler is a morning host and entertainment editor.”
Update 4/30/09: Ben Ferguson moves from mornings to 4-7pm on WREC-AM replacing Mike Fleming who was laid off on Tuesday. See details here.
Original post 4/21/09: Ben Ferguson is launching ICON Radio Network with his nationally syndicated radio talk show. In Memphis on WREC-AM 600, he hosts a local radio talk show from 8-11am. Nationally, he has a syndicated radio show every Sunday evening on over 100 stations via Radio America.
According a Media Life blurb, “Ben Ferguson, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, has left Radio America to launch Icon Radio Network. The new network will syndicate the “The Ben Ferguson Show” beginning May 3. The show will continue airing on Radio America until April 26.”
The ICON Radio Network website says, “ICON Radio Network has been formed to develop nationally syndicated radio shows. “The Ben Ferguson Show” will be its debut. In addition to state-of-the-art broadcast facilities, ICON will feature TV satellite studios for Ferguson’s frequent television appearances.”
Tags: Ben Ferguson, Debby Hall, Forrest Goodman, ICON Radio Network, Kenny Bosak, KWAM-AM, leaving, MediaLife Magazine, Memphis, Mike Fleming, radio, Radio America, radio talk show, resigned, Steve Butler, Tonya Powers, WREC, WREC-AM 600
Check out the other DonorFest spot here. These spots begin airing Sunday on local Memphis TV stations and cable.
Lifeblood’s DonorFest on June 12, at the Agricenter, is a celebration of the 65,000+ blood donors in the Mid-South and the lives they have saved. DonorFest is a fun-filled day of entertainment, children’s activities, food and more, which is FREE and open to the public. And there will be opportunities for attendees to donate blood throughout the day. In fact, the first 300 donors receive a pair of Redbird tickets to any home game and all donors received a limited edition DonorFest tee shirt. Get more DonorFest information here.
Lifeblood is the area’s leading provider of blood and blood components to area hospitals, supplying more than 100,000 units for local patient transfusions each year.