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TALKERS News Notes

Virtual News Center announces that it adds five of First Media Services, LLC’s Albany, Georgia stations to its roster of affiliate stations. Virtual News Center is providing local newscasts anchored by Jared Cerullo.

Public radio outlet WBUR, Boston relaunches its mobile listening app. The enhanced features allow listeners to never miss a live moment. The upgraded version of the application allows users to easily rewind, scrub and pause live broadcasts with a swipe. Plus, shows like “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Marketplace,” as well as WBUR podcasts, are available to stream or download.

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Community Communications Unveils New Content Leadership Team

The operator of public radio outlets WMFE, Orlando and WMFV, Cedar Creek, Florida announces its newOrlando - WMFE-FM content leadership team that includes current news director LaToya Dennis and three staffers in newly created positions. The new director of community collaboration is Rebecca Fernandez; the director of audio content is Brad Waldo; and the digital director is Ryan Ellison. WMFE president and general manager Judith Smelser says, “These four leaders are experts in their distinct but overlapping fields, and I’m eager to see what they can accomplish for WMFE’s current and future audiences by working collaboratively as a team of co-equals. Our community expects and deserves high-quality, independent journalism that reflects and serves our diverse population, and WMFE is committed to providing that public service.”