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BringMeTheNews.com has just wrapped up its best single month of web traffic in its seven-year history with over 4.3 million pageviews, served up to an audience of nearly 1.9 million unique users, according to Google Analytics.

Since joining the Go Media family one year ago, the Twin Cities-based news website has solidified its position as the preeminent Minnesota news source for a local millennial audience.

Combined, Go Media has one of the largest social media footprints in the region for a news organization with nearly 200,000 followers, including more than 110,000 on the Go News Facebook page. That’s more Facebook “likes” than Star Tribune (105,000), City Pages (100,000), Pioneer Press (82,000), Minnesota Public Radio (37,000), and MinnPost (22,000).

A closer look at the record-breaking month of August 2016: Over 700 posted stories combined for results the team has never seen before. The team topped its previous best month in the history of the site — 3.25 million in January of 2015 — by over 1 million pageviews.

Among the leading topics of the month: Coverage surrounding the tragic kidnapping of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl, Teddy Bridgewater’s season-ending knee injury, Target’s 10 percent discount, a remembrance of a teen hockey player, and Minnesota schools that ranked in Newsweek’s 500 best colleges. The producers also took over the Minnesota State Fair — covering the personality of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, while incorporating cutting-edge platforms Snapchat and Facebook Live into their daily reports.

On October 1, BringMeTheNews will start a new chapter in its history as Go News, aligning with its parent company and radio properties, Go 95.3 and Go 96.3. The combined brands will continue their evolution with a new website at GoMN.com.

Designed by Twin Cities creative branding agency Fellow, who provided the modern look to both Go 95.3 and Go 96.3, the new GoMN.com is a mobile-friendly web destination with an impressive range of brand partnership opportunities.

This online portal will feature in-depth news, live-streaming audio and video from both radio channels, and a suite of lifestyle content, including video, photography, and an expanded events calendar.

As Go Media heads into 2017, the future looks bright as the hard work behind the scenes in 2016 becomes public. This is a company positioned to inform, engage, and entertain modern Minnesotans like no other in the local market.

MINNEAPOLIS — (Aug. 16, 2016) — The Pohlad Family Foundation announced today that Susan Bass Roberts has joined the organization as its vice president, executive director. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Most recently, Bass Roberts served as executive director of the Best Buy Foundation in her role as senior director of community relations/diversity inclusion for Best Buy.

In her new role for Pohlad, Bass Roberts will oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s giving and community outreach activities, working closely with family members representing both the second and third generations of the Pohlad family.

“Our commitment is to helping improve the quality of life in our communities, and we are confident that, under Susan’s leadership, the Foundation will be well positioned to continue its work addressing important issues and needs,” said Bill Pohlad, president of the Pohlad Family Foundation.

“I am very excited to join such a prestigious organization whose mission is to improve quality of life in the Twin Cities,” Bass Roberts said. “The Pohlad family has a long history of giving back to our community, and I’m honored to help continue that legacy.”

Bass Roberts brings 20 years of experience in philanthropy, community relations and communications to the Foundation. Since 2010, she has served as senior director of community relations for Best Buy, where she oversaw community outreach and the Foundation. She added responsibility for diversity and inclusion in 2013. Prior to that, she owned a boutique agency specializing in foundation management, community outreach and communications strategy for five years. From 2002-2005, Bass Roberts was vice president of communications and community relations for the Atlanta Falcons Football Club in Atlanta, where she managed public relations, community relations and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation. She also worked as director of community affairs and philanthropy for Limited Brands, Inc. Her early career involved stints with media companies, a public school system and a public relations agency.

Bass Roberts holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. She has a long history of community involvement; she currently serves on the boards of the Twin Cities YWCA, Minnesota Council on Foundations and Breck School. She and her family reside in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

The Hip Hop Channel @ 95.3 will launch Tuesday Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. with 10,000 uninterrupted songs

Minneapolis, St. Paul (January 4th, 2016) – Locally owned, Go Media is excited to announce the launch of a new Go Radio station for the Twin Cities — The Modern Hip Hop Channel @ 95.3 — an independent station focused on providing local to legendary hip hop music over the air, online and anywhere music fans want to connect. The second Go Radio station, Go 95.3 will be the go-to destination for listeners craving emerging new voices in the modern hip hop world.

Go 95.3 will go live at 3pm, Jan. 5th with an uninterrupted 10,000 songs in a row.

“In 2015, we launched Go 96.3 with a focus on providing the best modern alternative music to Twin Cities listeners; we’ve had such a great time building that station — now it’s time to use the same modern approach and bring the modern hip hop channel to life.” said Joe Pohlad, CEO of Go Media.

Listeners want less canned and prepackaged programing. Modern music fans want the new and the now, with fun banter to make commuting around town more enjoyable. Go 95.3 will have an unparalleled sound with diverse musical offerings from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, J. Cole, Drake, Rihanna, The Weeknd and local artists such as Atmosphere, Doomtree & Brother Ali.

“Thanks in large part to the crew over at Rhymesayers, the hip hop scene in Minnesota is one of the best and most diverse in the country,” said Sam Gagliardi, President of Go Media. “The only thing that is missing is a radio station that focuses on mixing the best local music with the biggest national acts & songs. Go 95.3 will focus on just that.”

Along with launching with10,000 songs in row, we’re excited to announce that Mr. Peter Parker will return to the Minneapolis/St. Paul radio market as the new afternoon drive host and station music director. In addition to his past work in Minneapolis, Peter has hosted radio shows in Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Cleveland. “I can’t wait to get back on the air in the Twin Cities and bring the music that I love to the listeners of Go 95.3.” said Peter Parker. More on-air hosts will be introduced to the radio station soon.