A reported ransomware attack on Cox Media Group (CMG) has crippled streaming and other internal operations of dozens of radio and television stations scattered across America’s 20 broadcast markets.
Checking KIRO 7 streaming capability here at PSM headquarters…
The main computer here at PSM has been hit by Slime® – a glitter-infused, viscous, squishy and oozy children’s toy. The substance in this case was home-made. Terrorism is not suspected, although it is believed the PSM computer keyboard was used as a flat surface to roll out the substance. PSM did not receive a ransom request but a suspect has been identified, and due to sticking keys, the machine will need to be replaced.
iHeartMedia announces that Judy Copier has been named Market President for Salt Lake City. Copier will be succeeding Stu Stanek, who’s been with iHeart for more than 20 years and retired as Market President in Salt Lake City on May 31.
KCBS San Francisco morning news anchor Stan Bunger, a 40-year Northern California radio veteran, announced Tuesday he’s retiring. Bunger’s final day on the air is June 11.
Kevin Slow Jammin’ James formerly with 92.3 “The Beat” Los Angeles, has faced a long road to recovery after nearly dying from the coronavirus. James went into the hospital in January and didn’t come out until late May. James is now at home and having to re-learn to walk. He has a walker and a wheelchair.