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Concept for Converting Radio Waves to Energy Earns Top Reward at Media Innovation Hackathon

Beasley Media Group and UNLV revealed the winners of their inaugural Media Innovation Hackathon Jan. 10 at CES 2019. The Radio Heads, an all-freshman trainee group from UNLV, took leading honors for a task checking out the conversion of radio waves into electrical energy that could potentially be used to charge devices.

Erick Serrano from the Radio Heads team described how they came up with their concept: “Our colleague Ricardo was discussing how wireless charging isn’t actually wireless. So what if we found out something to do with AM and FM frequencies that could charge a device?”

Though they discovered they were unable to straight transform radio frequencies into storable energy to charge cordless gadgets, the team eventually used a crystal radio to show that small amounts of energy can be transformed from radio waves to power a low-voltage LED light, and concluded that while the energy yield from radio waves is low, it is still possible to make use of them.

” All of our employee worked truly tough on this task. I’m really grateful it settled,” said Yuria Mann, another employee from the Radio Heads.

” We love the concept of clever and sensible innovations to ignite our thinking as a media company getting ready for the future,” stated Beasley Media Group President Caroline Beasley. “Numerous thanks to UNLV and their next generation of fantastic minds for working together with us on the Hackathon initiative.”

” We are so happy with the collaboration with UNLV and in specific the Hackathon groups,” said Buzz Knight, Executive Vice President of Method and Development at Beasley. “The spirit of smart and innovative ideas being showcased at the most influential tech event on the planet fits perfect with our core values at Beasley Media Group.”

The hackathon supplied an unique chance for trainee developers to produce ingenious commercial services and products making use of existing media innovation, data, and infrastructure. Student teams spent the fall 2018 semester working with UNLV faculty mentors on hackathon projects, which were later on evaluated by a panel of professionals from Beasley and UNLV.

The resulting ideas represent the kinds of transformative, disruptive innovations that will end up being mainstream in the next 20 years.

First Place

Converting Radio Waves to Energy

Award: $5,000
Group: Matias Allietti (mechanical engineering), Yuria Mann (computer science), Kristine Monsada (computer technology), Ricardo Rodriguez (computer technology), and Erick Serrano (computer technology)
Faculty mentor: Natalierose Pennington (communication research studies)

Second Place

Augmented Reality (AR) Headset for Tourism

Award: $2,500
Team: Aldair Callejas (home entertainment engineering and style), Peter Hernandez (computer science), and Edison Smith (biology)
Faculty coach: Si “SJ” Kim (home entertainment engineering and design)

Third Place

Fernwell Tourism App

Award: $1,000
Team: Ricardo Guzman (business administration), Ashtin Hofert (mechanical engineering), Joshua Padilla (civil engineering), Francisco Reyes (political science), Allie Ryerson (economics and company administration), and Fausto Vega (mechanical engineering)
Faculty mentor: Bryan Blankfield (communication studies)

” We extend our heartiest congratulations to all our student hackathon innovators,” stated Zach Miles, UNLV Associate Vice President of Economic Development. “We’re proud to honor their achievements and delighted about the ingenious services they’ve developed to assist solve real-world market issues.”

About Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and runs 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 big- and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Business’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and e-mail. To learn more, please check out www.bbgi.com.

About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 30,000 students and 3,500 professors and staff that is acknowledged as “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of College. UNLV provides a broad range of highly regarded academic programs and is on a path to join the leading tier of national public research universities. The university is dedicated to recruiting and retaining leading students and faculty, educating the area’s diversifying population and labor force, driving financial activity through increased research study and community partnerships, and producing an academic health center for Southern Nevada. Learn more at unlv.edu.

KUNV Radio Updates Its Playlist Format With An Emphasis on Student Educational Opportunities

KUNV Radio 91.5 is offering its jazz format a new twist that features Billboard hits with a special jazz sound.

KUNV is part of the UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies and serves the UNLV school and neighborhood at-large. This new format attract a larger audience and offers trainees with expert experience, based upon market requirements and best practices.

This brand-new format shows changes in audience interests and listening habits. The brand-new format stresses connection of music and discussion. An important component is to improve student learning.

“We desire trainees to discover the best ways to establish programs that relates to themselves in addition to their listeners,” said Kevin L. Stoker, director of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Researches. “We want listeners to experience a continuity of noise and programming throughout the day.”

KUNV’s expert staff serve as coaches for students. UNLV trainees from across the campus work as on-air talent, report the news, produce on-air programs, raise funds and develop social and digital media material. Students are associated with multimedia tasks, consisting of social media management and podcasting. The goal is to prepare trainees for a variety of multimedia professions.

KUNV operates 2 HD side channels available on HD receivers, online and mobile apps. The Rebel-HD2 is mostly managed by trainees with oversight from KUNV personnel. It transmits progressive indie rock, hip-hop and EDM (electronic dance music) programs. Where Jazz Lives is dedicated to maintaining traditional jazz music and airs on KUNV-HD3. It is staffed by neighborhood volunteers with oversight by KUNV personnel.

Radio host Art Bell dies at 72

Art Bell passed away on April 13, 2018 in Pahrump. (Source: Nye County Sheriff's Office)
 Art Bell died on April 13, 2018 in Pahrump. (Source: Nye County Sheriff's Workplace) Art Bell died on April 13, 2018 in Pahrump. (Source: Nye County Constable’s Office)

. PAHRUMP, NV( FOX5) -. Long time Pahrump homeowner and radio host Arthur Bell passed away Friday at the age of 72, according to the Nye County Constable’s Workplace. Bell passed away at his home in Pahrump, the sheriff’s office stated. An autopsy has been scheduled to identify his exact cause of death.

Bell was the initial owner of radio KYNE. But he might have been best known for his conspiracy theory and paranormal radio program “Coast to Coast,” which was nationally syndicated.

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Renowned paranormal radio host Art Bell has died in Pahrump


Thanks To Art Bell Art Bell, known for the paranormal-themed nationally syndicated radio show” Coast to Coast AM, “died Friday, April 13, 2018 in Pahrump. In this file image, he’s pictured with his child, Asia, at his house studio in 2013.

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Eccentric radio host Art Bell passed away at his Pahrump home Friday, inning accordance with the Nye County Sherriff’s Office. He was 72.

Bell was understood for the paranormal-themed nationally syndicated radio program “Coast to Coast AM,” which he was associated with considering that 2003. He developed a loyal fan base who listened to the program when it aired in the late nights.

” For all you odd late-night radio listeners (me consisted of),” Tweeted U.S.A Today reporter Jeff Zillgitt. “My other half confesses to being a little anxious when she found my Art Bell listening routines. RIP.”

Bell later on established Pahrump’s KNYE 95.1 FM radio station, where its broadcast studio and transmitter were stationed near his Pahrump house. The station airs Coast to Coast AM nighttime from 10 p.m. till 6 a.m.

Bell retired a couple of times throughout the years, consisting of in 2015 from his “Midnight in the Desert” program after exactly what he declares to be numerous intrusion occasions taking place at his Pahrump home. He would notoriously start out his broadcasts, “From the kingdom of Nye,” an ode to Nye County, where Pahrump lies.

In July 2016 Bell had a health scare, spending 5 days in a Las Vegas hospital, inning accordance with the show’s website.

” I am not in excellent shape, so weak I can not dress myself,” he wrote on the website.

Bell is a conscript of both the Nevada Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Popularity and National Radio Hall of Popularity.

An autopsy is scheduled for next week to identify the cause of death, Sharon Wehrly, Nye County Sheriff said.

Radio host loses task days after controversial Facebook post


A conservative Las Vegas radio talk program host who posted a Facebook rant versus gay adoption is now out of a task.

Heidi Harris from the Heidi Harris Show on AM 840 KXNT shared A Clark County Department of Household Provider advertisement promoting adoption. The ad envisioned two males holding a kid.

Harris composed, “Another not-so-subtle attempt to stabilize something that is NOT normal. Even if it is typical for YOU it is not the best thing for the baby.”

She went on to write that infants should go to straight couples and political correctness as she called it, can’t alter that truth.

“You know absolutely nothing about what you’re typing. You’re discussing a family dynamic that you know nothing about,” stated Joe Oddo, VP of The Center.

When Oddo first stumbled upon the post he was surprised.

“I looked at it and I resembled that is us, you understand,” he told FOX5.

Oddo and his spouse Tim Oddo embraced two kids, Zayne and Malaya, last year.

“It’s been the most satisfying and finest thing I have actually ever carried out in my life,” Oddo said.

He witnessed very first hand what embracing a kid out of foster care and into a loving household can do for the kid.

He wants the 3,000 foster kids in Clark County to find families of their own, no matter what those loving families look like.

Clark County Department of Household Services concurred.

A spokesperson sent out FOX5 a statement that said, “We do not discriminate, and there is no credible research study to show discrimination advantages a child.However, we do know that kids take advantage of being adopted into a caring and caring household, no matter what that family appears like.”

FOX5 did reach out to Heidi Harris via call. She stated CBS Radio didn’t restore her contract but could not state whether it was since of her Facebook post.

She stated she has absolutely nothing negative to state about CBS Radio Management. She also said she only erased the post since she couldn’t maintain or filter all of the remarks and she doesn’t permit offensive language on her Facebook page.

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KUNV Radio’s Got a Soundtrack for Rebels

Prepare yourself to place on those earphones, strut down UNLV’s Academic Mall, and dance like no one is looking in Pida Plaza– courtesy of the specially curated UNLV Back to School playlist on Spotify.

KUNV Radio’s trainee DJs assembled the mix of hip hop, indie, classic rock, and pop to catch the state of mind of campus, impart some knowledge to fellow Rebels, or honor our history. Obviously, The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” is a nod to UNLV alumnus Ronnie Vannucci, who utilized to sneak his band into Ham Fine Arts for practice before they achieved global success.

DJ Monserrath Hernandez chose Blink 182’s “Disappearing to College,” to send a message to incoming students. It’s a 1999 tune about a sweetheart writing to his girlfriend at the end of high school. “I thought it was a great way to start the term. It’s my in 2015 here so the tune is bittersweet,” stated Hernandez, a journalism major who handles KUNV’s The Rebel-HD2 station and hosts the show “Los Punks.”

She completed the playlist with the last song, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses because she hopes trainees know “everything will be OKAY” whenever they deal with difficulties.

Isaiah Thomas, a junior journalism major, selected “Commitment” by Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna. Thomas is the host of “Rebel Rebound” on The Rebel-HD2 and values Lamar’s talent to tell stories through his lyrics and calls him the “best in the video game.”

“I close my eyes and I can feel the bass of the music,” Thomas stated. He likewise picked Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for anybody travelling to school. (Write’s note: please exercise safe owning steps if choosing to start carpool karaoke to “Bohemian Rhapsody” or anything by Queen– simply stating).

Laurents Banuelos-Benite, a graduate student in journalism, selected New Found Splendor’s “My Buddies Over You,” from the album “Sticks and Stones.”

“It’s one of my favorite songs, preferred bands. It’s my go-to- album for a great deal of things,” Banuelos-Benite said. “It’s about sticking to individuals who came up with you, who have existed to support you.”

The student DJs also asked Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Dean Robert. R. Ulmer to choose a song. Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Roadway,” he said, “has to do with setting out on a new course in life and the chances, and the uncertainties that feature it.” In other words, it has to do with making your method as a Rebel.

Venezuela shuts 2 radio stations, holds military exercises


Ricardo Mazalan/ AP Soldiers break ranks after standing in development behind Adm. Remigio Ceballos, chief of personnel of the Venezuelan Army Strategic Operational Command, throughout a press conference to supply information of military drills that are being prepared in response to President Donald Trump’s caution of possible military action, at Fort Tiuna, Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

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CARACAS, Venezuela– Authorities have actually shut down two radio stations that aired vital coverage of President Nicolas Maduro’s government by choosing not to restore their licenses, a broadcast executive revealed, as the country staged military exercises in defiance of Washington and brand-new U.S. sanctions.

Enza Carbone, president of the country’s Radio Chamber, stated late Friday in a declaration that the National Telecom Commission did not restore the stations’ licenses when they expired and purchased them to stop sending.

The National Media Workers’ Union accused the federal government of taking “arbitrary” action and breaching liberty of expression.

The closures came less than 48 hours after the commission bought cable suppliers to remove the signal of Colombian TELEVISION stations Caracol and RCN. Maduro had actually dramatically criticized foreign news coverage of the country and its months-long political crisis.

About 900,000 individuals, consisting of soldiers and members of civilian militias, were anticipated to participate in the 2 days of martial drills over the weekend. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez inaugurated the workouts Saturday at a National Guard center in eastern Caracas where lots of snipers practiced their objective.

Washington accuses Maduro of imposing a dictatorship after the current setup of an all-powerful constitutional assembly that has targeted political opponents and taken control of lawmaking powers from the opposition-controlled congress. In remarks previously this month, President Donald Trump would not eliminate a “military choice” for Venezuela.

Critics call the assembly’s development an outright, authoritarian power grab, while Maduro allies argue it provides a way out of the country’s political and recession.

“To higher democracy in Venezuela, the empire responds with more hostility,” Padrino Lopez said, guaranteeing that the militaries will support the federal government in standing up to the sanctions revealed the previous day by Washington.

The sweeping charges, which Trump signed by executive order, forbid U.S. financial institutions from providing brand-new loan to Venezuela’s government or the state oil business, PDVSA. They prohibit trading in 2 bonds the government recently released to prevent its increasing seclusion from Western financial markets.

They likewise restrict PDVSA’s U.S. subsidiary, Citgo, from sending out dividends back to Venezuela– a relocation that Maduro stated would result in the “virtual closure” of a company accountable for countless American jobs.

The president vowed to prosecute for treason challengers he accused of being behind the sanctions, pointing a finger in particular at Julio Borges, the president of Venezuela’s congress, as the supposed “mastermind” of the financial and financial “blockade.”

Communication Minister Ernesto Villegas gotten in touch with Venezuelans to be “understanding” in the face of the sanctions, which he said total up to a “declaration of financial war.”

“Nobody should think that there is any corner where one can be safe from an aggressiveness of this magnitude,” Villegas stated in remarks at the Foreign Ministry.

The oil-rich South American country is currently experiencing three-digit inflation, lacks of foods and basic goods and a severe economic downturn, with the International Monetary Fund approximating that the economy might diminish by 12 percent this year.

Likewise Saturday, opposition legislator Delsa Zolorzano verified that a detained judge was provisionally launched after more than a month in custody.

Angel Zerpa was among 33 jurists appointed by congress to change the government-stacked Supreme Court in July, a move that was blocked as Maduro swore to detain them all.

At least eight of the appointees have actually fled the country, but Zerpa was arrested in Caracas.

He was moved Friday to a hospital to be dealt with for health issue due to a cravings strike and is needed to sign in with the courts each week.

'' Cheers ' star, radio host Jay Thomas passes away at 69


Nick Ut/ AP In this July 9, 1992, file picture, star Jay Thomas, who starred in CBS tv’s “Love and War,” positions for a picture in Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES– Jay Thomas, a radio talk program host and star with recurring functions on the comedies “Murphy Brown” and “Cheers,” has died, his publicist said. Thomas was 69.

He was “among the funniest and kindest men I have had the honor to call both customer and good friend for 25 years plus,” press agent Tom Estey stated in a statement Thursday. He did not provide additional information.

Thomas was combating cancer, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

Thomas’ best-known functions were as Eddie LeBec, the former-hockey-player hubby of barmaid Carla on “Cheers,” and tabloid-talk-show host Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown,” for which he won two Emmys.

Diane English, developer of “Murphy Brown,” said in a Twitter post that she was sad to become aware of his death and called him “talented.”

“I would have loved to compose another function for him. RIP Jay,” she tweeted.

Thomas, who in the last few years hosted a SiriusXM Radio talk program, was a reliably deserving visitor. His yearly Christmastime look on “Late Show with David Letterman” became a custom that included a contest to knock a meatball off a Christmas tree erected onstage.

The customized started one night in 1998 when New york city Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde was a visitor. He and Letterman picked up footballs and began tossing them at the oddly embellished tree, aiming for the meatball.

Impatiently viewing their failures from the wings was Thomas, previous quarterback at tiny Central Piedmont Neighborhood College in Charlotte, North Carolina. He operated on stage, picked up a football and, in one toss, achieved exactly what the NFL quarterback couldn’t in a number of. Thomas was invited back annually for the duration of Letterman’s “Late Program” go to try to repeat his task.

With each appearance he also retold a tale of his time as a radio DJ in the South when he and a buddy gave a flight to Clayton Moore, star of TELEVISION’s “Lone Ranger.” Letterman hailed it as the “best story I’ve ever heard.”

Thomas called his annual “Late Show” ritual “the craziest thing I have actually ever belonged of” in an interview a couple of years ago with The Associated Press.

Born John Thomas Terrell in Kermit, Texas, he began his radio career as a sports commentator for high school football and college basketball while going to schools consisting of Gulf Coast College and Jacksonville University to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees, according to his online biography.

He worked as a radio video jockey and station program manager in a lot of Southern cities that “I had a profession like a Piedmont Airlines schedule,” he joked in an AP interview.

His radio experience led to stand-up comedy gigs and eventually acting on stage and TELEVISION. In 1979, he was cast on the hit comedy “Mork & & Mindy” in the supporting function of delicatessen owner Remo DaVinci.

He starred for 3 seasons in the comedy “Love & & War” as a sports author romancing the woman who owned his favorite sports bar. Thomas likewise made many visitor appearances on funny and drama series, most recently on “Ray Donovan,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Bones.”

His films roles include “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and 2nd and third “Santa Provision” movies.

Thomas’ survivors include his partner, Sally, and children J.T. Harding and Jacob and Samuel Thomas.

AP Television Author Frazier Moore in New York contributed to this report.

Taylor Swift, ex-radio host head to court over groping claim


John Salangsang/ Invision/ AP Taylor Swift carries out at the DirecTV Now Super Saturday Night Show at Club Nomadic on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

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DENVER– Taylor Swift and her assistance team didn’t call cops after she stated she had been groped by a Denver radio host throughout an image session before a concert.

Rather, they called his manager, and David Mueller lost his job. The video jockey later on took legal action against the singer-songwriter, stating he had actually been incorrectly accused and wanted $3 million in damages.

Swift countersued, declaring sexual assault, establishing a civil trial set to start Monday in federal court in Denver that will largely turn on who the eight-member jury thinks.

Swift is scheduled to affirm. Both sides say no settlement remains in the works.

The claims provide differing accounts of backstage events before Swift performed at a 2013 concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Swift aimed to keep the circumstance “discreet and peaceful and confidential” and was distressed by Mueller’s claim that “for some reason she might have some incentive to actually make this story,” her attorney, Douglas Baldridge, has actually argued in court.

Swift is looking for a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller accountable and “acting as an example to other women who might resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and embarrassing acts,” her lawsuit states.

Some entertainment lawyers state celebrities often want to deal with such scenarios outside court.

“When celebs choose to take legal action, it’s going to hit the press, they’re going to be called as a witness and they have to hang out with that,” stated Tre Lovell, a California-based lawyer who represents production and entertainment management companies.

“They do not necessarily want that. They want to concentrate on their career, their brand names, their sponsorships. They have a whole profits stream that’s at stake,” Lovell stated.

With a lot at stake, Michael Niborski, a lawyer whose company represents Bruno Mars and Kanye West, stated Swift “is especially well-suited to represent women’s rights, female empowerment and not taking this type of behavior.”

Mueller, then 51, was an early morning host at a Denver country-music station when he was designated to participate in Swift’s June 2, 2013, show.

Swift, then 23, was exploring in support of her “Red” album, with hits such as “I Understood You Were Difficulty” and “We Are Never ever Ever Returning Together.”

Mueller and his girlfriend lined up backstage with other fans for a meet-and-greet with Swift and went into a curtained enclosure where they spoke briefly with the singer-songwriter.

A guard and a minimum of 2 other Swift team members were present when it came time for a picture. Mueller stated he delved into the image at the last second.

Mueller stated Swift was cordial as he and his sweetheart left. He went to his cars and truck to drop off an autographed picture then returned to the arena, where he was faced by Swift’s guard.

In court files, Swift stated, “He took his hand and put it up my gown and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter what does it cost? I scooted over, it was still there.”

She stated she fulfilled and greeted other fans, then reported the incident to the guard and a photographer.

Mueller rejected wrongly touching Swift and said he informed the guard: “Please call the authorities. I didn’t do anything.”

Under regional law, such an act would warrant a misdemeanor charge of unlawful sexual conduct, which carries a maximum possible sentence of two years in prison. No criminal charges are pending.

After escorting Mueller from the arena, a member of Swift’s group called Mueller’s boss and asked that suitable action be taken.

The radio station talked to Mueller and fired him, mentioning a morality provision in his agreement that enables his company to fire him for conduct that could reflect unfavorably on the station or its sponsors, court documents say.

The documents also say an agent of the station stated Mueller had actually altered his story from not having touched Swift to potentially touching her incidentally or mistakenly.

Mueller’s lawyer, Gabriel McFarland, argues that Mueller might have been misidentified after somebody else touched Swift.

He also says the security guard did not respond to anything during the backstage meeting and that as many as 20 other people took pictures with Swift after Mueller left.

The trial is being kept in U.S. District Court since the Mueller and Swift reside in separate states and the matter involves a claim for damages greater than $75,000.

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