Headlines for 5/31/13

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Fridays, we'll continue to run the original Headlines format of a single edition.  The Morning and Evening editions will be back on Monday and will run through Thursday each week.

Shepherd is WMSK's New News Director
Former Eyewitness News reporter/anchor David Shepherd is back in the Tri-State and is the new news director at WMSK-AM/FM in Morganfield.  He'll be on the air with all the news in Union County starting Monday. [WMSK on Facebook]

Organizers of a televised benefit concert say they raised more than $6 million in pledges and ticket sales to help people in Oklahoma trying to recover after a deadly tornado last week. A spokeswoman for the United Way of Central Oklahoma reported the updated figures Thursday after the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" hosted by Blake Shelton and televised live on NBC. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Media Action Center is circulating a petition called "Tell the FCC: Talk Radio is NOT Bonafide News," hoping to get in the ear early of Tom Wheeler, President Obama's nominee for FCC Chairman, and claiming 3/4 of Americans do not believe Talk Radio is bonafide news. [Radio Ink]

The wait is over for NBC's killer new drama Hannibal, as the Peacock on Thursday announced it has renewed the show for a second season. [Adweek]

Nicki Minaj is following Mariah Carey out the door on "American Idol." The hip-hop diva posted Thursday on Twitter that it was "time to focus on the music," just a few hours after Carey announced she wasn't coming back to the FOX talent competition so that she could focus on her upcoming tour. [AP/TVNewsCheck]


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