Radio Insight

  • FCC Report 4/23
    From RadioInsightThe post FCC Report 4/23 appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 12 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 2:04pm -
  • Classic Hip-Hop Quickly Returns To San Antonio With G103.3

    Classic Hip-Hop Quickly Returns To San Antonio With G103.3

    From RadioInsightDays after Univision Classic Hip-Hop “Yo 95.1” KMYO and iHeartMedia Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 104.5” both flipped out of their formats, Alpha Media has brought the format back as it flips Alternative “103.3 The App” K277CX Te…
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:11pm -

All Access

  • KTTS/Springfield Morning Co-Host Cash Williams Repays Bet As 'Cash The Giraffe'
    SCRIPPS Country KTTS/SPRINGFIELD, MO morning co-host CASH WILLIAMS spent the morning as a wet giraffe TODAY (4/21) as the result of a lost wager with his co-host, SUMMER STEVENS.  It … more
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 3:12pm -
  • WIL/St. Louis Bud and Broadway Continue '92,000 Fist Bump Challenge'
    HUBBARD BROADCASTING Country WIL (92.3 NEW COUNTRY)/ST. LOUIS morning personalities BUD and BROADWAY continued their "FIST BUMP CHALLENGE TOUR" as they work towards completing their … more
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 3:04pm -
  • [Promo] Mark Strickland Has Your AC World Covered
    Whether is traditional AC, Hot AC or Modern AC, ALL ACCESS AC Editor MARK STRICKLAND is your go-to guy. Don't miss our AC section each day, and stay in touch with MARK at (310) 457-6616 … more
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:55pm -
  • WRQX/Washington, D.C.'s Jack Diamond Welcomes Phil Keoghan Of 'The Amazing Race'
    CUMULUS MEDIA Hot AC WRQX (MIX 107.3)/WASHINGTON, D.C.'s JACK DIAMOND Morning Show recently welcomed EMMY AWARD winner PHIL KEOGHAN from "THE AMAZING RACE" to the show to talk … more
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:54pm -
  • DeRay McKesson To Host New Podcast For Crooked Media
    CROOKED MEDIA's fourth podcast will be a new series hosted by activist DERAY MCKESSON.  BUZZFEED reports that MCKESSON, who became well-known through the Black Lives Matter movement … more
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:53pm -
  • Report: Chad Feldman Upped To VP/Dir./Sales At CBS Radio/Chicago
    ROBERTFEDER.COM is reporting that CBS RADIO News WBBM-A-WCFS and Sports WSCR-A (670 THE SCORE)/CHICAGO Dir./News and Sports Sales CHAD FELDMAN has been upped to VP and Dir./Sales for the … more
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:52pm -
  • Cuba Gooding, Sr., Soul Singer And Father Of Oscar-Winning Actor, Found Dead In Car, 72
    CUBA GOODING, SR., a noted '70s soul singer and father of the OSCAR-winning actor CUBA GOODING JR., was found dead in a car parked on VENTURA BLVD. in WOODLAND HILLS, CA on THURSDAY … more
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:27pm -
  • [Promo] WWRS 2017 -- It's Almost Here!
    WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 is set for MAY 3rd, 4th, 5th at The W HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD. Make your plans now to be at WWRS 2017!  Click here for Registration, and to grab a room! Click Here … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:59pm -
  • [Promo] WWRS 2017 -- It's Almost Here!
    WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 is set for MAY 3rd, 4th, 5th at The W HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD. Make your plans now to be at WWRS 2017!  Click here for Registration, and to grab a room! Click Here … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:59pm -
  • Sandy Gallin, Talent Manager, Producer, Dies At 76
    SANDY GALLIN, who guided the careers of RICHARD PRYOR, CHER, JOAN RIVERS, and WHOOI GOLDBERG; managed MICHAEL JACKSON and MILLI VANILLI through various PR crises; partnered with DOLLY PARTON … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:58pm -
  • Report: Group Of iHeartMedia Lenders Has Agreed To Oppose Company's Debt Restructuring
    REUTERS is reporting that a group of iHEARTMEDIA's lenders has agreed to oppose the broadcaster's debt restructuring bid.   REUTERS' sources say that the creditors represent … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:58pm -
  • WHZT (Hot 98.1)/Greenville-Spartanburg Needs A Morning Show
    SUMMIT MEDIA Top 40/Rhythmic WHZT (HOT 98.1)/GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG is looking for the next morning show host, on the heels of TONE HOLLYWOOD moving to middays on Urban AC sister WJMZ. … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:12pm -
  • Brad Paisley Celebrates #420Songs On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    ARISTA NASHVILLE artist BRAD PAISLEY visited NBC-TV's "The TONIGHT Show Starring JIMMY FALLON" last NIGHT (4/20) for a special performance of sorts. FALLON sent out a tweet for … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:42pm -
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Looks At Life In Minor Leagues On New 'Great American Dream' Podcast
    The CINCINNATI ENQUIIRER will take a look at life in baseball's minor leagues with a new 12-part podcast series, "GREAT AMERICAN DREAM."  The show, hosted by ENQUIRER REDS … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:42pm -
  • [Promo] Cutting-Edge Podcasting Perspectives
    Catch up to the latest in the brave new world of podcasting with ALL ACCESS' new Podcasting section, courtesy of News-Talk-Sports Editor PERRY MICHAEL SIMON and Next Steps columnist SETH … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:42pm -
  • [Promo] Cutting-Edge Podcasting Perspectives
    Catch up to the latest in the brave new world of podcasting with ALL ACCESS' new Podcasting section, courtesy of News-Talk-Sports Editor PERRY MICHAEL SIMON and Next Steps columnist SETH … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:42pm -
  • KXL/Portland Adds Weekly 'American Fault/Lines' Public Affairs Show With Lawrence Pintak
    ALPHA MEDIA News-Talk KXL/PORTLAND is adding a SUNDAY public affairs show hosted by WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY EDWARD R. MURROW College of Communication Founding Dean and former CBS NEWS … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:25pm -
  • [Promo] What's Everyone Talking About?
    Check out radio's most widely read show-prep resource for topics, commentary, and really stupid remarks, in the ALL ACCESS News/Talk/Sports section. It's updated by Editor and veteran Talk … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:25pm -
  • OneCountry Under New Ownership
    Country lifestyle website ONECOUNTRY has been sold to Managing Editor LAUREN COWLING, along with DAVID KINNEY and PATRICK HARRIS. Launched in 2014 under the ACUMEN BRANDS umbrella, the site … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:25pm -
  • Faster Horses Festival Reveals Additional Lineup
    AUBRIE SELLERS, BAILEY BRYAN, RYAN KINDER, LANCO, WALKER MCGUIRE, MIDLAND, DRAKE WHITE, and more have been added to the lineup for the fifth annual FASTER HORSES FESTIVAL in BROOKLYN, MI. … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:25pm -
  • Luke Bryan Performs National Anthem At Stanley Cup Playoff Series
    CAPITOL NASHVILLE artist LUKE BRYAN was the surprise guest at last NIGHT's (4/20) NASHVILLE PREDATORS versus CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Game Four NHL STANLEY CUP Playoff Series game in NASHVILLE. … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 10:59am -
  • [Promo] Got A Country Net News Tip For Us?
    Do you have some inside info about something happening at your Country station? Get your tip to Net News! E-mail RJ CURTIS (rjcurtis@allaccess.com) or MONTA VADEN … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 10:59am -
  • Make Plans To Attend The WRKO 50th Anniversary Weekend
    The WRKO 50th Anniversary Weekend is getting closer. It's set for JUNE 2nd-4th. For those that haven't sent their RSVP/Checks for the big dinner on JUNE 2nd, time is fleeting. Checks … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 9:01am -
  • [Promo] Nielsen Audio Winter '17 Phase 2 Results Arrive Today For...
    ...AUSTIN; MILWAUKEE; INDIANAPOLIS; PROVIDENCE; RALEIGH-DURHAM; NORFOLK; NASHVILLE; GREENSBORO-WINSTON SALEM-HIGH POINT; JACKSONVILLE; WEST PALM BEACH; MEMPHIS; and HARTFORD. Find the ratings … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:44am -
  • Heather Gersten Promoted To APD At WWLI (Lite Rock 105)/Providence
    CUMULUS MEDIA AC WWLI (LITE ROCK 105)/PROVIDENCE ups HEATHER GERSTEN to APD. In addition to her new role, GERSTEN will continue as Co-Host the “HEATHER & STEVE” morning show, … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:44am -
  • Miami One Fills Out Its Lineup
    Webcaster MIAMI ONE, "The Soundtrack of MIAMI," launched on THURSDAY (3/23). Longtime MIAMI PD FUNK E FRANK WALSH calls it, "Old School MIAMI Radio, with the best of the new … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:26am -
  • Sold: Northwest Arkansas FM, Southern California AM
    GAYLA HENDREN MCKENZIE is selling Variety KBVA (VARIETY 106.5)/BELLA VISTA-FAYETTEVILLE, AR to JAY BUNYARD's HOG RADIO, INC. for $1.15 million. In other filings with the FCC, ROCKING M … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:58am -
  • NextRadio Now Available In Argentina
    The NEXTRADIO smartphone FM tuner app is now available in ARGENTINA for Android devices there.  The app went live in the GOOGLE Play store TODAY (4/21); in LATIN AMERICA, NEXTRADIO is … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:43am -
  • [Promo] Got News?
    Make sure to share your personal or station news with the industry by sending any updates to ALL ACCESS. You can even send tips you'd like us to look into! E-mail our Net News team here. … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:43am -
  • [Promo] Got News?
    Make sure to share your personal or station news with the industry by sending any updates to ALL ACCESS. You can even send tips you'd like us to look into! E-mail our Net News team here. … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:43am -
  • Chad Erickson Adds Three New Clients
    CHAD ERICKSON signs as the new voice of iHEARTMEDIA KODA (SUNNY 99.1)/HOUSTON, SCRIPPS Country KTTS/SPRINGFIELD, TOWNSQUARE MEDIA KWFS (102.3 THE BULL)/WICHITA FALLS and re-ups with NEWCAP … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:22am -
  • DOJ 'Second Request' Could Delay Entercom-CBS Radio Merger
    The DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE has served ENTERCOM and CBS a “request for additional information," which may slow down the mega merger of ENTERCOM with CBS RADIO. In a form 8-K filing … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:11am -
  • JohnJay & Rich On Puppy Watch
    The syndicated JOHNJAY & RICH Show is live broadcasting the impending birth of four puppies via the #LovePup cam on www.JohnjayandRich.com. JOHNJAY, who regularly fosters rescue dogs and … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • Today Is The Final Day To Save $$$! Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 Registration Goes Up Tomorrow, Saturday, April 22
    Today is it. Today is your last day to save!!! This is the last day to cash in on big savings when you register for WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 -- the price goes up from $475 to $525 … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • Happy Birthday
    ALL ACCESS Happy Birthday wishes FRIDAY (4/21) to COX MEDIA Pres. KIM GUTHRIE, NBA VP/Marketing HILARY SHAEV, SHORT BUS RADIO's PAUL BAHR, KJSR/TULSA’s ANDY BARBER, KGGO/DES … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • Pete Gustin Named Official Voice Of Fox News Channel
    Voiceover and imaging specialist PETE GUSTIN has just gotten a huge assignment: PETE has been named the official voice of FOX NEWS CHANNEL. The gig started on MARCH 16th and GUSTIN is serving … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • [Promo] All Access Helps You Keep Track Of Radio Stocks
    Get free quotes, run your own portfolio, see market summaries from the DOW, NASDAQ, and more when you visit the ALL ACCESS STOCK PAGE. … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • [Promo] It's Nothin' But The Hits From All Access' Top 40 Department
    ALL ACCESS has the most coverage of the format in the business. Stay in touch with our Top 40 Editors, JOEL DENVER and ED BROWN at (310) 457-6616, and DAVE HOEFFEL at (609) 818-1440. And … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • [Promo] Meet The Best Voiceover Pros
    You can find them all when you check out ALL ACCESS' VOICEOVER/IMAGING/VOICETRACKING section! Test-drive all of the industry's hottest voice/imaging guns for hire in one … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • Mentoring & Inspiring Women In Radio Group Names 2017 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program Mentees
    The MENTORING & INSPIRING WOMEN IN RADIO (MIW) GROUP has named the four mentees chosen for the 2017 MILDRED CARTER Mentoring Program. The 2017 class includes RADIO ONE/INDIANAPOLIS LSM … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • [Promo] Content To Help Move Your Career Forward
    If your career is important to you, then you should make the CAREER section on ALL ACCESS your job to read weekly. Inside the section, you'll find: Coaches Corner: Check out this weekly … more
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:48am -
  • ALL ACCESS ACTION
    ANDREA GANIS, RICK SACKHEIM, FRANK MURRAY, MIKE McVAY, DUSTIN KROSS, JOHN REYNOLDS, JAVA JOEL MURPHY, GARY GORMAN, BILLY BURRS, JACK DANIEL, BEN MARCOTTE, REBECCA SANDO, JOHN GORMAN, DAVID … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 8:10pm -
  • Scripps Prices Private Offering Of New Notes
    The E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY has priced its private placement offering of $400 million of new senior unsecured notes at 5.125%, maturing in 2025 and guaranteed by certain of the company's … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 6:07pm -
  • KMYO/San Antonio Flips To Spanish Top 40 'Latino Mix 95.1'
    UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS Urban Oldies KMYO/SAN ANTONIO has flipped to “LATINO MIX 95.1 FM," which debuted WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th, an English-language station specifically designed … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 6:07pm -
  • iHeartMedia Offers Preliminary First-Quarter Financial Results, Update on Debt Woes
    As part of an SEC filing of supplements to its debt swap proposals, iHEARTMEDIA released a preliminary first-quarter earnings report that shows consolidated revenue off 2.4% to $1.329 billion … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 5:47pm -
  • Radio One/Houston Promotes Madd Hatta To KMJQ APD
    RADIO ONE Urban AC KMJQ (MAJIC 102.1)/HOUSTON has tapped MADD HATTA for  APD.  The TEXAS RADIO HALL OF FAME member will continue to anchor THE MADD HATTA MORNING SHOW on the … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:52pm -
  • Noah Cyrus Wows Wall Street
    Congratulations are in order for our friends at RECORDS, the independent record label partnership between BARRY WEISS and SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING, who scored some sky-high promotion right in … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:34pm -
  • Virgin Atlantic, Gimlet Creative Unveil 'The Venture' Branded-Content Podcast
    GIMLET CREATIVE's latest branded-content podcast is with VIRGIN ATLANTIC, with "THE VENTURE," a podcast about the people who created pioneering businesses and sponsored by the … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:34pm -
  • March PPMs: Day Three is In
    NIELSEN AUDIO sent day three of MARCH monthly PPMs TODAY (4/20), with these markets seeing results: PORTLAND, OR; CHARLOTTE; PITTSBURGH; SACRAMENTO; CINCINNATI; CLEVELAND; SALT LAKE CITY; SAN … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:05pm -
  • Craig Morgan Named 'Operation Finally Home' Ambassador
    OPERATION FINALLY HOME, a non-profit providing mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families, has named BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT’s CRAIG MORGAN the organization’s 2017 … more
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:05pm -

Radio Ink

  • !Observe The Law Of Buyer Moderation
    (By Bob McCurdy) The benefit of a message broadcast is that it is broadly “cast.” It is inclusive, reaching all current and future users of any product/service. This is significant, as the future economic value of any consumer differs from their…
    - 5 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:40pm -
  • !Four Ways To App-Proof Your Show
    (By Jeff McHugh) Top-performing shows today keep the audience’s attention by offering content that cannot be found anywhere else. Here are some strategies that can keep your fans coming back to your show for a memorable, unique version of content t…
    - 6 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:27pm -
  • !Programming By Reading Minds
    (By Ronald Robinson) They are still at it. They can’t help themselves, and they just won’t stop. Recently, I have been paying closer attention to the pontifications of a number of radio programmers – people who really should know better. They a…
    - 6 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:00pm -
  • Ramsey Takes Charge in Atlanta, San Antonio
    Syndicated talk superstar Dave Ramsey, traveled to Atlanta and San Antonio recently for events for his Smart Money presentation. In Atlanta he worked with iHeartMedia's talker WGST-AM. And in San Antonio, where this packed house picture is from, Rams…
    - 18 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:12am -
  • Will Mike & The Mad Dog Reunite
    Mike Francesa, who's leaving WFAN in New York when his contract expires at the end of 2017, says it's possible. The Daily News is reporting that Francessa said he's open to the idea. Francessa made the comment at the ESPN's 30 for 30 "Mike and the Ma…
    - 18 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:06am -
  • NextRadio App Lands In Argentina
    The app can now be used by consumers for FM radio smartphone listening in the South American country. This further expansion into Latin America also allows listeners to tune to their favorite FM stations in Colombia, Mexico, Peru. Later this year Bra…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 10:12am -
  • Gersten Upped At WWLI In Providence
    Heather Gersten has been promoted to Assistant Program Director at the Lite Rock station. Gersten will continue as co-host of Heather & Steve in the mornings, a position she has held for the past 14 years. She is also part of WWLI’s 2 Lite Chicks w…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 9:59am -
  • iHeart Releases Preliminary Q1 Revenue Results
    Debtwire senior credit analyst Seth Crystall tells MySA.com the reason for the early look at the revenue numbers is to help convince lenders and bondholders to agree to a debt-exchange offer iHeart has been working on. The debt-exchange offer expires…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:28am -
  • iHeart Also Gave a Debt Update
    The SEC filing by iHeart Thursday points out that a substantial amount of the company's cash goes toward debt service obligations. The company says it will continue to incur net losses and generate negative cash flow from operating activities given i…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:26am -
  • Wyatt Now An SVP
    iHeartMedia has named Jeff Wyatt Senior VP of Programming for Baltimore. He also picks up the PD gig at WPOC-FM and JACK-FM. Wyatt moves to Baltimore from iHeart's Virginia-Carolina Region where he was VP of Programming and PD for 96.9 The Kat in Cha…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 11:20pm -

Radio Online

  • Report: iHeartMedia May Not Survive Another Year

    Report: iHeartMedia May Not Survive Another Year

    iHeartMedia Inc., parent of iHeartRadio and Clear Channel Outdoor, warns in a SEC filing that its plans to include language in its next quarterly report warning investors that it may not survive another year, reports MarketWatch. The radio giant said…
    - 13 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 1:23pm -
  • Spanish Broadcasting Q4 Radio Revenues Climb 3%

    Spanish Broadcasting Q4 Radio Revenues Climb 3%

    Spanish Broadcasting System reported fourth quarter consolidated revenues rose 5% to $42.1 million from $40.2 million in 2015. Radio revenues gained 3% to $37.5 million from $36.4 million mainly due to increases in national, local, and digital sales…
    - 13 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 1:09pm -
  • KBVA-FM/Bella Vista, AR Purchased by Hog Radio

    KBVA-FM/Bella Vista, AR Purchased by Hog Radio

    Hog Radio, Inc. has purchased 37kW Variety KBVA-FM (106.5)/Bella Vista, AR (and serving Fayetteville-Northwest AR) from Hendren Communications Inc. Hog Radio Inc., is lead by Jay Bunyard, President and the final pirce paid at closing was $1,150,000 c…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 4:42am -
  • Heather Gersten APD at Lite Rock 105/Providence RI

    Heather Gersten APD at Lite Rock 105/Providence RI

    Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Heather Gersten to Assistant Program Director for Lite Rock 105/WWLI-FM in Providence, RI. In addition to her new role, Gersten will continue as Co-Host of "Heather andamp; Steve," morning show, a position…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 4:37am -
  • SpokenEditions Now Available on iHeartRadio

    SpokenEditions Now Available on iHeartRadio

    SpokenLayer and iHeartRadio have announced the release of nearly forty SpokenEditions onto iHeartMedia's digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. SpokenEditions are human-read versions of written content from premium publishers. Th…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 7:12pm -
  • 97.1 The Ticket/Detroit's Terry Foster Retires

    97.1 The Ticket/Detroit's Terry Foster Retires

    WXYT-FM (97.1 The Ticket) Detroit "Valenti and Foster" co-host Terry Foster has retired from the station, effective immediately. As Foster has openly shared with listeners over the last several months, he suffered a stroke and was on medical leave fo…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 7:04pm -
  • DOJ Seeks More Info in Entercom, CBS Radio Merger

    DOJ Seeks More Info in Entercom, CBS Radio Merger

    Entercom Communications received a request for additional information and documentary material from the Department of Justice on Wednesday. In a filing, the company said that the action, often referred to as a "second request," is in connection with…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 6:55pm -
  • MIW Reveals Mentees for Carter Mentoring Program

    MIW Reveals Mentees for Carter Mentoring Program

    The Mentoring andamp; Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group has revealed the four mentees selected to participate in the 2017 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. Now in its 16th year, the annual initiative matches up-and-coming women in the radio indust…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 6:47pm -
  • Radio One Acquires Red Zebra's WWXT/Washington

    Radio One Acquires Red Zebra's WWXT/Washington

    Radio One has announced the addition of Sports WWXT-FM (Triple X ESPN Radio) at 92.7 FM to its Washington, DC, cluster from Red Zebra Broadcasting. Effective May 1, 92.7 will begin simulcasting WMMJ-FM (Majic 102.3 FM), further expanding the DMV bran…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 12:59pm -
  • Univision San Antonio Launches CHR Latino Mix 95.1

    Univision San Antonio Launches CHR Latino Mix 95.1

    Univision San Antonio launches a new format on KMYO-FM, flipping the Hip Hop outlet to a mix of CHR and Latin Rhythmic hits as "The New Latino Mix 96.2." The English-language station specifically designed for Latino San Antonians will feature a playl…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 12:27pm -
  • Tommy Chuck Named PD for 97.1/Washington DC

    Tommy Chuck Named PD for 97.1/Washington DC

    iHeartMedia Washington, DC, names Tommy Chuck as Program Director for 97.1 WASH-FM, Washington's Variety of the 80's, 90's and Today, effective immediately. Chuck joined the iHeartMedia team in 2000 at WKXJ Chattanooga, TN. Since then he has programm…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 12:17pm -
  • iHM Names Jeff Wyatt SVP/Programming Baltimore

    iHM Names Jeff Wyatt SVP/Programming Baltimore

    iHeartMedia appoints Jeff Wyatt as Senior VP/Programming for Baltimore, effective immediately. He will also serve as Program Director for 93.1 WPOC, and 102.7 JACK-FM. Wyatt is a noted radio veteran with over thirty years of programming experience, m…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 12:11pm -
  • TTWN Partners with Trafficcast for Trafficcarma App

    TTWN Partners with Trafficcast for Trafficcarma App

    Total Traffic andamp; Weather Network (TTWN) has announced an exclusive nationwide agreement with TrafficCast, a provider of digital traffic information and technology. In the multi-year partnership, TTWN will serve as the exclusive U.S. radio and te…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 6:07am -
  • Rockcastle Media Relocating to Kansas City

    Rockcastle Media Relocating to Kansas City

    Rockcastle Media Networks will be moving its corporate headquarters and substantively all operations to Kansas City, Missouri, effective May 1. The network was organized in Mission, Kansas in April 2016 and began operations the following month in Col…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:15am -
  • Nikki Sixx's Side Show Franchise Reaches Milestone

    Nikki Sixx's Side Show Franchise Reaches Milestone

    Premiere Networks' syndicated "Nikki Sixx's Side Show" has reached a broadcasting milestone of 100 affiliates with the addition of Entercom's WKBU-FM (Bayou 95.7) in New Orleans. Effective April 28, "The Side Show Classic with Nikki Sixx" will join t…
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 17, 6:59pm -
  • FNTSY Sports Radio Available to Broadcast Outlets

    FNTSY Sports Radio Available to Broadcast Outlets

    Fantasy Sports Entertainment Group is now making the FNTSY Sports Radio Network available to terrestrial radio station networks and groups. The network's focus is on Fantasy Sports, breaking sports and Fantasy Sports news updates, scheduled sports an…
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 17, 6:49pm -
  • Twin Ports Radio to Acquire Minnesota Duo

    Twin Ports Radio to Acquire Minnesota Duo

    Twin Ports Radio has agreed to acquire two Minnesota outlets from Red Rock Radio Corp. Included in the deal are 5.4kW WWAX-FM (92.1)/Hermantown and 1kW KQDS-AM (1490)/Duluth. Twin Ports Radio is headed by Dan Hatfield and the purchase represents the…
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 17, 6:39pm -
  • OAB Names 101 KXL 2016 Radio Station of the Year

    OAB Names 101 KXL 2016 Radio Station of the Year

    Alpha Media's KXL-FM (FM News 101)/Portland, OR, has been awarded the 2016 Radio Station of the Year from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. In addition to Radio Station of the Year, KXL also received Best Newscast, Best Coverage of Breaking New…
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 17, 6:36pm -
  • Mike Bell Appointed WEAS (E93)/Savannah PD

    Mike Bell Appointed WEAS (E93)/Savannah PD

    Cumulus Media appoints 15-year radio veteran Mike Bell (aka Big Mike) as Program Director for WEAS-FM (E93)/Savannah, GA. Bell moves to the mainstream Urban outlet from the company's co-owned cluster in Florence, SC, where he is currently Program Dir…
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 17, 5:34pm -
  • Jackson Affiliates Make XDS Distribution Upgrade

    Jackson Affiliates Make XDS Distribution Upgrade

    "The Black Sphere" and "The Show Must Go On" welcome WGUL-AM/Tampa, KFTK-FM/St. Louis and KYKN-AM/Portland, OR, as early adopters of the XDS delivery of "The Kevin Jackson Show." The stations were the first to switch from FTP delivery to XDS distribu…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 1:59pm -
  • Univision Deportes Launches Sports Radio Network

    Univision Deportes Launches Sports Radio Network

    Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports unit of Univision, officially launches its new national sports radio network Univision Deportes Radio. The network will carry a lineup of soccer matches, including live national broadcasts featuring teams fro…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 1:12pm -
  • iHM/San Antonio Flips KZEP to ''104.5 Latino Hits''

    iHM/San Antonio Flips KZEP to ''104.5 Latino Hits''

    iHeartMedia flips Urban KZEP-FM (Hot 104.9) San Antonio to Spanish CHR as "104.5 Latino Hits." The station kicked off at noon Wednesday with 10,000 songs of commercial-free music featuring around-the-clock Spanish and English songs from artists such…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 1:01pm -
  • UOM Renames Journalism School After Hubbard

    UOM Renames Journalism School After Hubbard

    The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota will become the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The name change, which officially takes effect July 1, 2017, honors the family that founded, owns and…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 9:04am -
  • Cumulus Ups John Shomby to WKDF/Nashville PD

    Cumulus Ups John Shomby to WKDF/Nashville PD

    Cumulus Media elevates 43-year programming vet John Shomby to Program Director of Country WKDF-FM (NASH FM 103.3) in Nashville. This new post is in addition to the NASH Director of Programming position he has held with Cumulus Media for the past year…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 7:36am -
  • iHM San Francisco Names Matty Staudt Digital PD

    iHM San Francisco Names Matty Staudt Digital PD

    iHeartMedia San Francisco appoints Matty Staudt as its new Digital Program Director, effective immediately. He will oversee digital strategy for the company's six San Francisco radio brands. Staudt is a broadcast and content development veteran inclu…
    - 6 days ago 18 Apr 17, 7:32am -

FMQB

NTS Media

  • Welcome To The NTS MediaOnline Archives
    Welcome to the NTS MediaOnline website, an archive of news and events from the world of modern-day News/Talk/Sports radio. NTS MediaOnline, which was retired in December 2016, featured a daily email news update, and weekly and monthly feature article…
    - 1 Jan 17, 10:58am -
  • NTS MediaOnline Monthly (December)

    NTS MediaOnline Monthly (December)

    Hello, I Must Be Going     Is Talk Radio Dead?    Stop Fearing Change!  Editor’s Note: Over the past 20 years, I estimate I’ve written nearly 1,000 weekly and monthly feature columns about YOU.  So I trust for this final issue of NTS MediaO…
    - 16 Dec 16, 5:00pm -
  • Talk And Media News Notes

    Talk And Media News Notes

    Multi-media mogul Sean Hannity is apparently interested in expanding to the Hollywood film biz. The Hollywood Reporter says Hannity (left) is partnering with actor Kevin Sorbo to produce Let There Be Light, a film about a “world renowned atheist wh…
    - 16 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • Figueredo Checks-In At WOKV/Jacksonville

    Figueredo Checks-In At WOKV/Jacksonville

    Cox Media Group/Jacksonville, FL has named Nick Figueredo Director of Branding and Programming for News 104.5 WOKV, effective immediately. Figueredo (left) has worked for CMG/Orlando for the past seven years, where he most recently served as Assist…
    - 16 Dec 16, 10:00am -
  • NTS MediaOnline Today ‘Gig Alerts’

    NTS MediaOnline Today ‘Gig Alerts’

    The Filter with Nomiki Konst has an immediate opening for a full-time Producer. The three hour/five nights a week show is heard on SiriusXM’s Progress channel. You’ll need strong guest-booking and organizational skills to produce the primarily po…
    - 16 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler To Step Down

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler To Step Down

    Answering the oft-asked, ‘will he stay, or will he go?’ question, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today in an open meeting of the agency that he will step down at the end of President Obama’s term next month. Wheeler’s tenure as Chairman o…
    - 15 Dec 16, 11:58am -
  • Dan Proft Re-Ups At Salem/Chicago

    Dan Proft Re-Ups At Salem/Chicago

    AM 560 The Answer (WIND/Chicago) and morning show host Dan Proft announce a multi-year contract extension that will keep Proft as co-host of Chicago’s Morning Answer, alongside Amy Jacobson. Prior to his career in Talk radio, Proft served in a nu…
    - 15 Dec 16, 11:45am -
  • Network/Syndication News

    Network/Syndication News

    ABC News Radio reports the network will offer a roster of long and short form year-end programs in the coming days. Among the special shows available are: Playback 2016 — a one hour special, anchored by ABCNR’s Cheri Preston (left) and Aaron Ka…
    - 15 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • Condolences 2016

    Condolences 2016

    As we wrap up another year, NTS MediaOnline Today pauses to remember our industry friends and colleagues who ‘hung up their headphones’ for the final time in 2016: Former WPRO/Providence talk host and controversial two-time mayor of the city, B…
    - 15 Dec 16, 7:00am -
  • Rush And Cumulus Media Renew Vows

    Rush And Cumulus Media Renew Vows

    What a difference a few years makes. Back in 2013, then Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey openly feuded in the mainstream and industry press with Rush Limbaugh (left) during renewal talks between the company and Limbaugh’s syndicator Premiere Networks…
    - 14 Dec 16, 1:17pm -

Talkers

  • !Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    PPM Data – Part Four. March 2017 ratings information has been released for Austin, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Nashville, Providence, Norfolk, Greensboro, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Memphis, and Hartford. Nielsen Audio‘s March 2017 surv…
    - 4 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 9:55pm -
  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    iHeartMedia Reports Preliminary Q1 Results Expressing ‘Substantial Doubt’ About Future Given Current Debt Obligations.  This report (filed yesterday, 4/20) to the SEC is designed to help the company achieve success with its debt exchange offer t…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:07am -
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Fox News Channel Announces New Prime Time Lineup.  In the aftermath of yesterday’s announcement that 21st Century Fox’s Fox News Channel has parted company with embattled personality Bill O’Reilly after a 20-year relationship, the cable news l…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:00am -
  • March 2017 PPM Ratings

    March 2017 PPM Ratings

    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 6:57am -
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    FOX Confirms: Bill O’Reilly Leaves FNC.  It’s been confirmed in an internal memo to staff that Fox News Channel parent company 21st Century Fox and Bill O’Reilly have agreed to part company.  21st Century Fox co-chairmen Lachlan and James Mur…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 2:25am -
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Glenn Beck and TheBlaze Countersue Tomi Lahren. TALKERS magazine recently reported that conservative media figure Tomi Lahren filed suit against Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze in which she stated that she’d been fired for espousing a pro-choice opinion du…
    - 6 days ago 18 Apr 17, 7:25am -
  • Monday, April 17, 2017

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    Alex Jones’ Radio Persona At Issue in Child Custody Case.  In a story in the Austin Statesman by Jonathan Tilove, the child custody case between Infowars founder Alex Jones and his ex-wife could involve asking the jury to decide whether Alex Jones…
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 7:58am -
  • Friday, April 14, 2017

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    Cumulus Media Promotes Three to Executive Vice President. Three current Cumulus Media executives are promoted to newly created EVP positions: Mike McVay rises from senior vice president, content & programming to executive vice president, content & pr…
    - 10 days ago 14 Apr 17, 7:02am -
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Entercom CEO David Field Issues Companywide Memo Regarding Merger.  In a memo that was also filed with the SEC under rule 425, Entercom president and CEO David Field encourages staffers to stay focused on their programming and sales goals as the com…
    - 11 days ago 13 Apr 17, 8:37am -
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    KCBS-AM, San Francisco and Jack Swanson Agree to Part Ways.  San Francisco news and talk radio programming legend Jack Swanson announces he will exit the news director role at CBS RADIO’s all-news KCBS-AM, effective May 1.  In a social media post…
    - 12 days ago 12 Apr 17, 8:05am -

Radio Business Report

  • !This Study Claims Consumers Prefer Watching TV Shows Off TV

    This Study Claims Consumers Prefer Watching TV Shows Off TV

    If you believe a global study released this morning by New York-based Accenture, the percentage of consumers worldwide who prefer watching TV shows on television sets plummeted to 23% between October and November 2016, compared to 52% in the same per…
    - 3 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 11:00pm -
  • Are iHeartMedia Creditors Trying To Thwart A Debt Redo?

    Are iHeartMedia Creditors Trying To Thwart A Debt Redo?

    There's a new threat to iHeartMedia's bid to "avoid bankruptcy." That's according to Reuters, citing "people familiar with the matter." The news organization reports that a group of the company's lenders has signed a "cooperation agreement" to oppose…
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:50pm -
  • Bumpy Friday For Media Stocks

    Bumpy Friday For Media Stocks

    Publicly traded media companies finished the trading week with a whimper, as a second request for the Department of Justice in regard to Entercom's Reverse Morris Trust-fueled tax-free merger with CBS Radio put a damper on CBS Corp. shares.
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • Can An FM’s Complaints About Translator Interference Be ‘Invalid’?

    Can An FM’s Complaints About Translator Interference Be ‘Invalid’?

    Is it plausible that an FM translator's alleged interference of an FM signal is "invalid" and entitled to no consideration? The operator of KXEG-AM 1280 in the Phoenix market and its K241CS, at 96.1 MHz, believes so. It has evidence suggesting the st…
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • SBS Execs Talk Expense Cuts, Political Dollars On Q4 Call

    SBS Execs Talk Expense Cuts, Political Dollars On Q4 Call

    A day and a half after Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) belatedly released its Q4 and FY2016 earnings data, key company executives -- minus Raúl Alarcón Jr., SBS's Chairman/CEO and top shareholder -- provided additional insight into the company's…
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:15pm -
  • ‘Can We Save Regulation At The FCC?’

    ‘Can We Save Regulation At The FCC?’

    Mark Jamison, a visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communication, and Technology who serves as Director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida, has been voc…
    - 2 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:15pm -
  • ¡Che, NextRadio! Android App Now In Argentina

    ¡Che, NextRadio! Android App Now In Argentina

    From El Monumental to Ushuaia, users of Android-powered smartphones now have the ability to listen to live and local FM radio stations through their hand-held device. Thank NextRadio for bringing consumers in another Latin American nation -- Argentin…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 11:59am -
  • No Walmart Rollback Here: Arkansas FM Goes For $1M+

    No Walmart Rollback Here: Arkansas FM Goes For $1M+

    A Class C2 FM serving the city where retail giant Walmart is based has just been sold for more than $1 million. That’s the king deal in RBR + TVBR’s TRANSACTIONS TODAY. The other deal involves Christopher Miller’s Rocking M Media, and its entry…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 11:45am -
  • Media World Prepares To Say Goodbye To Bonten

    Media World Prepares To Say Goodbye To Bonten

    If you're not wholly familiar with Bonten Media Group and its primarily sub-No. 100 DMAs, such as Eureka-Arcata, Calif., radio industry veterans will likely recognize the name of its Chairman and CEO. That would be Randy Bongarten.
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 10:30am -
  • Sinclair Buys Bonten’s 14 TV Stations In Multimillion Dollar Deal

    Sinclair Buys Bonten’s 14 TV Stations In Multimillion Dollar Deal

    Less than 24 hours after the FCC restored the UHF discount, allowing broadcast TV companies to effectively own more stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to acquire Bonten Media Group Holdings. Concurrently, as part of this deal, Cunningham B…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:49am -
  • ATSC 3.0 … Excited, And Unprepared

    ATSC 3.0 … Excited, And Unprepared

    When it comes to ATSC 3.0, broadcasters don’t have a complete picture yet of the technologies that need to be replaced or upgraded. That's a key finding in newly released research from WideOrbit.
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:15am -
  • Entercom Gets Second Request For CBS Radio Deal Info

    Entercom Gets Second Request For CBS Radio Deal Info

    Entercom Communications on Wednesday (4/19) received a request for additional information and documentary material, often referred to as a “second request,” from the Department of Justice in regard to its Reverse Morris Trust-fueled tax-free merg…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:12am -
  • ‘An Integrated, Full View’ Into Local TV Markets

    ‘An Integrated, Full View’ Into Local TV Markets

    Thanks to a newly forged pact announced this morning (4/21), comScore's local television audience measurement information will now be integrated with BIA/Kelsey's local advertising spending data and forecasts.
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Scripps Prices New Senior Unsecured Notes

    Scripps Prices New Senior Unsecured Notes

    The E.W. Scripps Company has priced its offering of $400 million of new senior unsecured notes. Proceeds from the offering will be used to repay the existing $391 million term loan B due in 2020, to pay related fees and expenses, and for general corp…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • NAB Seeks FCC Rulemaking On Potential Translator Interference

    NAB Seeks FCC Rulemaking On Potential Translator Interference

    The FCC on Thursday received a petition for rulemaking from the NAB regarding the potential interference caused by FM translators to full-power radio stations. Specifically, the NAB proposed certain rule and policy changes designed to provide transla…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 3:00am -


Urban Insite

  • Sam Sylk & Chris Rock

    Sam Sylk & Chris Rock

    Everybody knows the Sam Sylk show is the place to be if and when you’re in the Cleveland. Chris Rock stopped by to say hello and was on-air. Sam Sylk’s Chicken & Waffles are open all weekend, so we hear! That’s called a free plug. Got news? Go…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:51am -
  • Power R&B Songs 4.21.17

    Power R&B Songs 4.21.17

    The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming Childish Gambino – Redbone The Weeknd – Starboy Major – Why I Love You Lala Hathaway – Angel Fantasia – No Time For It John Legend – Love Me Now Joe – So I Can Love You Rihanna – Work Wale – The Matri…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:39am -
  • Power Hip Hop Songs 4.21.17

    Power Hip Hop Songs 4.21.17

    Migos – T-Shirt Gucci Mane – Both Chris Brown – Party Big Sean – Bounce Back J. Cole – Deja Vu Khalid – Location Future – Mask Off Kendrick Lamar – Humble 2 Chaniz – Good Drank Rihanna – Sex With Me
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:34am -
  • Prince, The Music

    Prince, The Music

    Erotic City When Doves Cry Kiss Adore Purple Rain 1999 Diamonds & Pearls Cream Raspberry Beret Little Red Corvette Let’s Go Crazy Do Me, Baby I Would Die 4 U The Most Beautiful Girl In The World Controversy
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:25am -
  • Today, We Remember Prince

    Today, We Remember Prince

    We celebrate the music of Prince Rogers Nelson who died on this day April 21st 2016.
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:18am -
  • PPM 6+ Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Kansas City, Orlando, Pittsburgh

    PPM 6+ Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Kansas City, Orlando, Pittsburgh

    Nielsen Audio PPM 6+ results for Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus OH, Kansas City, Orlando, and Pittsburgh. Charlotte | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus OH | Kansas City | Orlando | Pittsburgh
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
  • Red Zebra Sells WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM to Radio One

    Red Zebra Sells WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM to Radio One

    Today, Radio One announced its acquisition of Red Zebra Broadcastings’ WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM.  While Red Zebra, a sports marketing company, moves toward a more digital delivery system, Radio One, the largest urban radio broadcaster in the country e…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:43pm -
  • Jesse Jackson Visits 102.9 KBLX, San Francisco

    Jesse Jackson Visits 102.9 KBLX, San Francisco

    Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. took time out of his schedule to visit the 102.9 KBLX, San Francisco, and the Morning Dream Team. Pictured: from starting from the left Tony Roberts, Elroy Smith, PD &OM, Kimmie Taylor, Jesse Jackson Sr. and Tony Sculfield.
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 10:46am -
  • Meet New Artist, Denny Lanez

    Meet New Artist, Denny Lanez

    This Hip Hop dynamo is a rising star with a confident swag, on set to blaze a new trail in the entertainment. The 20-year old Milwaukee native is an undeniable talent, who as a multi-faceted Rapper, Actor, and Model, is on the verge of Stardom! A sup…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 10:38am -
  • Vicky James & SummitMedia Part Ways

    Vicky James & SummitMedia Part Ways

    Vicky James and SummitMedia Greenville, SC WJMZ/107-3 JAMZ! has parted ways after 6 years. Vicky says “I am so appreciative of the many opportunities given me with some of the industry’s most talented people. During my time with SummitMedia I pr…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 10:26am -
  • Sexual Harassment or Discrimination, Report It

    Sexual Harassment or Discrimination, Report It

    Regardless of who you are, you don’t have to take part in sexual harassment or discrimination in the work place. Period. If someone over steps report it immediately to HR. If the HR department doesn’t step it up, get an attorney. Some companies t…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 10:15am -
  • PPM 6+ Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington DC

    PPM 6+ Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington DC

    Nielsen Audio PPM 6+ results for Baltimore, Detroit, Miami, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington DC. Baltimore | Detroit | Miami | St. Louis | Tampa | Washington DC
    - 4 days ago 19 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
  • Welcome To Essence Festival 2017

    Welcome To Essence Festival 2017

    Experience It All In New Orleans, Louisiana June 29-July 2! Since 1994 the festival has been the official party with a purpose, and this year we continue the legacy with four days of music, empowerment, community and entertainment. More Essence insi…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 12:19pm -

All About Country

MediaLife

  • After nearly 18 years, it’s time to say good-bye
    Media Life Magazine is closing down. This short note is to thank our readers and advertisers for their wonderful support through the years. It's been a great experience for all of us.The post After nearly 18 years, it’s time to say good-bye appea…
    - 26 days ago 29 Mar 17, 1:56pm -
  • Yet more evidence native advertising doesn’t work

    Yet more evidence native advertising doesn’t work

    Only a third of advertisers renew their campaigns, finds a new study, and more than a third of publishers aren't following FTC guidelines on labeling, deceiving readersThe post Yet more evidence native advertising doesn’t work appeared first on Me…
    - 26 days ago 29 Mar 17, 4:30am -
  • A new type of cord-cutting: Snipping broadband

    A new type of cord-cutting: Snipping broadband

    People are starting to chop their subscriptions to save money, just as they do with cable. Smartphones and wifi make the internet accessible without broadband.The post A new type of cord-cutting: Snipping broadband appeared first on Media Life Magaz…
    - 26 days ago 29 Mar 17, 3:30am -
  • Coming, the collapse of radio’s iHeartMedia

    Coming, the collapse of radio’s iHeartMedia

    Industry giant is struggling under a massive debt and losing gobs of money. Creditors are closing in. It's a good bet it will be broken up and sold off in parts. Here's what went wrong.This article is part of our Radio Premium Newsletter.Click Her…
    - 26 days ago 29 Mar 17, 3:15am -
  • Weeklies: Surviving if not thriving in digital age

    Weeklies: Surviving if not thriving in digital age

    They've weathered the transition to digital by putting up paywalls and providing information people can't find elsewhere while maintaining strong community ties. But some worry about their future.The post Weeklies: Surviving if not thriving in digi…
    - 27 days ago 28 Mar 17, 4:40am -
  • Tweeter in chief: How Trump could save Twitter

    Tweeter in chief: How Trump could save Twitter

    The struggling social media site has enjoyed renewed relevance with the president’s prolific tweeting. The challenge is translating that to ad dollars, which it hasn't done yet.The post Tweeter in chief: How Trump could save Twitter appeared first…
    - 27 days ago 28 Mar 17, 4:30am -
  • Shows Trump hates are seeing big ad gains

    Shows Trump hates are seeing big ad gains

    Commercial prices for 'SNL' and 'Rachel Maddow' have soared right along with their audiences. But also seeing a surge in advertising demand is his favorite network, Fox News.The post Shows Trump hates are seeing big ad gains appeared first on Media…
    - 28 days ago 27 Mar 17, 4:30am -
  • Broadcast vs. cable: How the top shows stack up

    Broadcast vs. cable: How the top shows stack up

    AMC's 'The Walking Dead' is way ahead in viewers and in advertising. But beyond that, broadcast continues to draw the most consistent audiences among adults 18-49.The post Broadcast vs. cable: How the top shows stack up appeared first on Media Life…
    - 28 days ago 27 Mar 17, 4:25am -
  • A sign that coughs at your cigarette smoke

    A sign that coughs at your cigarette smoke

    What looks like a poster at a bus stop is really a video ad that starts hacking when it detects cigarette smoke. Advertiser: A chain of Swedish pharmacies promoting healthier living.The post A sign that coughs at your cigarette smoke appeared first…
    - 28 days ago 27 Mar 17, 4:25am -
  • The word: Time Inc. sale is imminent

    The word: Time Inc. sale is imminent

    The deal could be done as soon as this week, with Meredith remaining the favorite to win the parent of Sports Illustrated and Time. But three others remain in running.The post The word: Time Inc. sale is imminent appeared first on Media Life Magazin…
    - 28 days ago 27 Mar 17, 4:20am -

Radio 411

FYI: The radio411 rss feed is broken. Hopefully the web admin will fix this some time in the future. RadioNx would like to include the radio411 content, but until they fix it, there is no new link love.

Radio Insight Boards

  • Sean Ross: A Radio History of Prince
    From RadioInsightThe post Sean Ross: A Radio History of Prince appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 12:22pm -
  • Alpha Launches Sports 960 The Bull In Kinston

    Alpha Launches Sports 960 The Bull In Kinston

    From RadioInsightAlpha Media has launched Sports “960 The Bull” WRNS Kinston NC. WRNS is carrying CBS Sports Radio programming around the clock along with play-by-play of the new Down East Wood Ducks minor league baseball team and Carolina Panth…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 11:11am -
  • Station Sales Week Of 4/21

    Station Sales Week Of 4/21

    From RadioInsightStation Sales Kansas’ Rocking M Media is expanding to California with the purchase of Talk 1490 KMET Banning and 99.7 K259BJ El Centro. However the sale price was omitted from the submitted contract. Hog Radio LLC purchases AC “…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:45am -
  • March 2017 (3/2-3/29) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 3
    From RadioInsightThe post March 2017 (3/2-3/29) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 3 appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 4:01pm -
  • Radio One Acquires Red Zebra Pair In DC & Richmond; WMMJ To Add Simulcast

    Radio One Acquires Red Zebra Pair In DC & Richmond; WMMJ To Add Simulcast

    From RadioInsightRed Zebra Broadcasting is selling Sports 92.7 WWXT Prince Frederick MD and 950 WXGI Richmond VA to Radio One for an undisclosed amount. With the deal, Radio One will begin operating both stations via LMA on Monday, May 1. WWXT will…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:41pm -
  • Terry Foster Retires From 97.1 The Ticket Detroit

    Terry Foster Retires From 97.1 The Ticket Detroit

    From RadioInsightTerry Foster has announced his retirement from co-hosting afternoons at CBS Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit effective immediately. Foster has co-hosted the daypart with Mike Valenti since 2004, first on 1270 WXYT and la…
    - 3 days ago 20 Apr 17, 2:26pm -
  • Jeff Wyatt Named iHeartMedia Baltimore SVP/Programming; Tommy Chuck WASH-FM PD

    Jeff Wyatt Named iHeartMedia Baltimore SVP/Programming; Tommy Chuck WASH-FM PD

    From RadioInsightiHeartMedia has appointed Jeff Wyatt as SVP/Programming for its Baltimore MD cluster. Wyatt had been serving as VP/Programming for the company’s Virginia-Carolina region overseeing stations in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 10:27am -

Topix

Mark Ramsey Media

  • You’ll Want to Hear This

    You’ll Want to Hear This

    The final blockbuster chapter of my 6-part podcast inspired by the making of the movie Psycho wraps up in horrifying fashion today, and I invite you to hear it. It’s Inside Psycho. If you hear none of the previous chapters, please catch this final…
    - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 9:00am -
  • Radio and the End of Personalization

    Radio and the End of Personalization

    There is a sense of inevitable satisfaction in the idea that we can get from digital platforms exactly what we want whenever we want it, right? We lean forward with Netflix and find precisely what we want or what Netflix tells us we will like because…
    - 12 days ago 12 Apr 17, 12:42pm -
  • Media Unplugged: Amazon Lands NFL Streaming Rights…So What?

    Media Unplugged: Amazon Lands NFL Streaming Rights…So What?

    Amazon lands NFL streaming rights…So what? And… Should Twitter be charging? Plus, rants and raves about Netflix’s new ratings system, the value of authenticity (or lack thereof) in Pepsi’s aborted new campaign, and more. It’s episode 61 of…
    - 14 days ago 10 Apr 17, 1:57pm -
  • Advertisers Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

    Advertisers Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

    We had to produce some direct response ads for my podcast project (you’ve heard it, right?), but one of the would-be sponsors was a hard sell. You can find them advertising on many podcasts here and there (and maybe even on a certain televised ann…
    - 18 days ago 5 Apr 17, 4:57pm -
  • Media Unplugged: 10 Media Trends You Need to Know

    Media Unplugged: 10 Media Trends You Need to Know

    10 media trends you need to know. And… Niche! It’s the new mainstream! Plus, rants and raves about lying with podcast trend statistics and more. It’s episode 60 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark R…
    - 25 days ago 29 Mar 17, 4:19pm -

Radio InkTank

  • Are You Radio’s Next Messiah?

    Are You Radio’s Next Messiah?

    Kent Burkhart, Todd Storz the father of top 40 radio and legendary programmer Bill Stewart This is an industry littered with programming stories, but few have had the impact of Top 40, and it has been the basis of the...
    - 7 Apr 16, 12:30pm -
  • Radio: Disrupt Or Be Disrupted

    Radio: Disrupt Or Be Disrupted

    The world as we know it has been disrupted. Look at almost any industry, especially in technology, and you’ll see that new players have come into the space, offered the product or service in a new way, and left the...
    - 3 Mar 16, 11:33am -
  • A Quick 18 Years
    If you were to awaken me from a deep sleep and ask me how old HD Radio is, I’d probably say 5 to 7 years. So I was shocked when Bob Struble announced he would no longer be with the...
    - 21 Dec 15, 6:13pm -
  • A Plan To Eliminate Radio's Advertiser Turnover Forever
    Turnover among advertisers seems to be a disease within the radio industry. But what if we looked at advertisers differently? Could we stop the turnover? First, we have to address the causes of turnover. I think it boils down to...
    - 19 Nov 15, 10:35am -
  • Dancing On Cumulus' Grave
    As my plane landed in Atlanta for the Radio Show, I checked my e-mail and saw the breaking news from our own Radio Ink that Lew and John Dickey had been ousted from their positions at Cumulus, though Lew remains...
    - 1 Oct 15, 7:30am -
  • Embracing Technology Starts With Consumer Pressure
    An incredible thing is happening for radio. In July, AT&T agreed to allow FM chips to be activated in U.S. customers’ smartphones. Then, earlier this month, Paul Brenner of NextRadio created a video outside a T-Mobile store featuring a consumer...
    - 24 Aug 15, 7:15am -
  • Does Hubbard Know Something You Don't?

    Does Hubbard Know Something You Don't?

    Yesterday Hubbard announced that it had purchased 30 percent of Norm Pattiz’s PodcastOne network for a reported $10 million. Why would a traditional broadcaster buy into a podcast network? First, it is common knowledge that Hubbard owns the second…
    - 4 Aug 15, 1:29pm -
  • A New Voltair Revelation

    A New Voltair Revelation

    By now, everyone in the radio industry is probably sick of hearing about the controversy surrounding the Voltair unit, which supposedly boosts PPM recognition in Nielsen’s ratings technology. I’m a little sick of it myself, frankly, yet since Rad…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:30pm -
  • The Voltair Call: Anti-Climactic

    The Voltair Call: Anti-Climactic

    Nielsen clients got on a conference call today with the company to address the Voltair controversy — and Nielsen addressed it by saying it doesn’t support the Voltair unit. Company reps even went so far as to say they think...
    - 21 Jul 15, 5:15pm -
  • Ignoring Apple Music: Should Terrestrial Radio React?

    Ignoring Apple Music:  Should Terrestrial Radio React?

    A screen shot from the new Apple Music campaign. Should you ignore Apple Music? Or should your station react? History shows that established companies with first-mover advantage ignored Apple. Phone manufacturers did it before the iPhone, MP3 players…
    - 25 Jun 15, 4:42pm -

Voice Over Austin

  • Connect to John Ford Voice Over Artist using ipDTL

    Connect to John Ford Voice Over Artist using ipDTL

    ipDTL is the bomb! It’s quickly replacing ISDN as the go-to tool of choice for Voice Over artists and producers. The whole shebang runs in Google Chrome and requires no additional software or plugins or installs. If you have Google Chrome, you can…
    - 25 May 16, 9:25am -
  • That Scary and Deep Voice Over Guy Probably isn’t the Best Choice for your Imaging
    One of the trends in voice over and voice acting has seen many clients calling for a more natural and conversational read. Radio and TV in America continues to buck this trend. The proliferation of that same old big, scary, deep and ravenous VO might…
    - 9 May 16, 3:15pm -
  • The Natural and Conversational Voice Over Conundrum
    I can remember after about three years in the radio biz, I had a Program Director stop the tape during an aircheck session and say to me, “You know it’s a damn shame jocks spend the first 5 years of their career and the rest of their life learnin…
    - 3 May 16, 12:04pm -
  • Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
    - 1 May 16, 4:00pm -

Mark Ramsey Media Video

hivio 2016 - Glenn McQuaid and "Tales from Beyond the Pale"

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hivio 2016 - Jesse Thorn on Leveraging Podcasting and Radio

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hivio 2016: How Radio Can Make a Real Difference in Local Communities

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hivio 2016 - How to Transform Personalities into Digital Brands

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hivio 2016 - How Radio Can Do Social Media Right

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Radio World

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    Holland Cook

    Survival Speech For Talkers

    - 9 Nov 11, 8:32am -
    Talk Radio -- Caller Technique

    - 9 Jul 10, 10:24am -
    What should NOT be said on the radio?

    - 30 Jun 10, 3:53pm -
    Is Sarah Palin over?

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    MSNBC The Ed Show: FM Talk Tsunami

    - 19 Apr 10, 10:33am -
    Talk Radio: Entertainment? Hate speech?

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    Jacobs Media

    • How to Give Away Lots of Digital Download Codes From a Record Label

      How to Give Away Lots of Digital Download Codes From a Record Label

      If your radio station is running an online contest with lots of winners, here's how you can use a mail merge to save your promotions staff some time.
      - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 2:00pm -
    • BTWs With Richard Sands

      BTWs With Richard Sands

      Legendary programmer and now publisher of "The Sands Report," Richard Sands, steps into the "Guest List" seat to offer up his personal BTWs - great advice for your company, your station, and yourself.
      - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:10am -
    • Bill O’Reilly’s Exit

      Bill O’Reilly’s Exit

      Bill O'Reilly's ouster from Fox News yesterday is a teaching moment for the entire media industry about the importance of talent, ratings, and advertising dollars, as well as the sometimes tenuous relationship between management and talent.
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 5:10am -
    • It’s Time To Pay The Bills

      It’s Time To Pay The Bills

      What do you do after you get a bad rating book? You do your homework, you figure out what went wrong, and you fix it. The NFL is facing sliding TV ratings, and Commissioner Roger Goodell is taking responsibility to turn it around. Commercial load a…
      - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 5:10am -
    • SAi What?

      SAi What?

      Our mobile apps company, jācapps, is collaborating with Steve Goldstein to create SonicAi - or SAi - a new startup that will create and develop "skills" for voice assistants like "Alexa." Why we're doing it and why we believe in the space.
      - 6 days ago 18 Apr 17, 5:10am -
    • A New Version Of Yourself

      A New Version Of Yourself

      If you've worked in the media business for more than a decade, you've likely seen disruption up close and personal. Along the way, you learn that career paths aren't always linear. Journalist/entrepreneur Walt Mossberg's trajectory provides inspira…
      - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 5:10am -
    • 7 Mistakes Radio Stations Make With Their Mobile Apps

      7 Mistakes Radio Stations Make With Their Mobile Apps

      Our sister company, jācapps, has built over 1,000 mobile apps for radio stations. Over the years, we've seen some errors to avoid.
      - 10 days ago 14 Apr 17, 11:00am -
    • Siri vs. Alexa: No Contest?

      Siri vs. Alexa: No Contest?

      The battle of voice assistants - or "smart speakers" - is underway. But has Apple's Siri already lost the war to Amazon's Alexa? We've got a first-look at Techsurvey13 results for these gadgets, and the demographic groupings most apt to own one.
      - 10 days ago 14 Apr 17, 5:10am -
    • The Power Of One

      The Power Of One

      We often talk about "big data," analytics, and metrics. But news stories and events from just the past few days serve as stark reminders that a single person can impact a company's fortunes in the blink of an eye. Here are stories from three compan…
      - 11 days ago 13 Apr 17, 5:10am -
    • Hey, Radio – What’s Your Story? (Chapter Two)

      Hey, Radio – What’s Your Story?  (Chapter Two)

      Continuing yesterday's theme, the world of marketing and brands has jumped on the storytelling bandwagon big time. Most radio stations - whether 30 year traditions or new start-ups - have that same potential. Today's post provides strong examples o…
      - 12 days ago 12 Apr 17, 6:10am -

    Holland Cooke Media

    • Hello from fabulous Las Vegas.

      Hello from fabulous Las Vegas.

      While industry lords in expensive suits swap radio stations like baseball cards at the opulent Wynn and Encore twin towers, your correspondent is among 103,000 from around the world swarming the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center. It’s the Natio…
      - 14 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 12:18pm -
    • Promote, NOW.

      Promote, NOW.

      Ratings being measured right now will influence much of the Christmas 2017 buy, and 2018 planning. So do what you can, now to invite new cume. If you have to, blow the entire year’s budget NOW. OK, easy for me … Continue reading →
      - 16 days ago 7 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
    • Radio’s biggest star returns.

      Radio’s biggest star returns.

      Do the math. For 6 months when habitual listening dips as listeners vacation and otherwise alter their lives, baseball brings tune-in (“vertical maintenance” in ratings speak), to… 162 three+ hour shows (“horizontal maintenance”), by… peo…
      - 23 days ago 1 Apr 17, 10:36am -
    • Best Endorsement Spot of the Year?

      Best Endorsement Spot of the Year?

      Possibly! Unique technique: Hear for yourself how this copy produced instant results…for a retailer 100 miles from the radio station!
      - 49 days ago 6 Mar 17, 8:42am -
    • Say…what?

      Say…what?

      VIEWER WARNING: Your consultant is a former high school English teacher.
      - 13 Jan 17, 8:01am -
    • CES2017

      CES2017

      It’s massive…it’s mind-boggling…it’s the 50th annual Consumer Electronics Show.Read/see/hear: my week-long coverage from fabulous Las Vegas.
      - 2 Jan 17, 12:10pm -
    • Voices Radio Will Miss in 2017

      Voices Radio Will Miss in 2017

      Some sang, others played their hits. Some called play-by-play, others called-it-quits. Read: Our annual tribute, and 2017 Talk Radio format forecast.
      - 11 Dec 16, 4:34pm -
    • If Trump’s win teaches Talk Radio ONE THING…

      If Trump’s win teaches Talk Radio ONE THING…

      …it’s this: Video: Social Media demonstrate appetite for dialogue. Will monologue prone talkers take the hint?
      - 20 Nov 16, 4:22pm -
    • NAB Show/New York

      NAB Show/New York

      - 12 Nov 16, 8:23am -
    • Got a weekend show? Need stations?

      Got a weekend show? Need stations?

      Doing a good syndicated show isn’t easy. Doing the show is the easiest part of syndication. THE expert Skip Joeckel signs-up stations for weekend talk shows he represents. At his office in the Colorado Rockies we discussed how shows & … Continue…
      - 31 Oct 16, 2:23pm -

    Robert Feder

    • Robservations: CBS Radio Chicago names new sales chief
      Robservations on the media beat: Facing declining revenue at its music stations, CBS Radio Chicago is shaking up its sales leadership for the third time in 16 months. Chad Feldman was named vice president and director of sales this week in the latest…
      - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 10:00am -
    • O’Reilly out
      The post O’Reilly out appeared first on Robert Feder.
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    • Robservations: New morning show rising at The U
      Robservations on the media beat: With the hiring of Chicago television veteran David Plummer as executive producer, Weigel Broadcasting moved a step closer Wednesday to launching its new morning news and lifestyle show. The still-untitled show is sla…
      - 5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    • Modern Luxury buys Michigan Avenue magazine publisher
      Modern Luxury’s CS (Chicago Social) and Michigan Avenue magazines, two longtime rivals for Chicago’s upscale readers and luxury advertisers, are now under one banner. But how long will they both survive? In a deal that had been rumored for years…
      - 6 days ago 17 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
    • Robservations: Chicago’s changing channels after spectrum auction
      Robservations on the media beat: Back in November 2015 I first urged City Colleges of Chicago to put up for bid the over-the-air license of its little-watched noncommercial television station WYCC-Channel 20. Mayor Rahm Emanuel initially nixed the p…
      - 7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    • Morning host Matt McGill quits WVON
      Matt McGill has resigned as morning personality at WVON AM 1690, ending a 13-year run as one of the most prominent voices on the Midway Broadcasting urban news/talk station. His decision to leave came days after the station installed Maze Jackson, a…
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    • Weekend anchor Lauren Jiggetts leaves NBC 5 ‘with gratitude’
      Lauren Jiggetts, weekend news anchor at WMAQ-Channel 5, has resigned after 10 years at the NBC-owned station — but she’s not expected to be off the air for long. Jiggetts, 35, chose not to renew her contract as 5 and 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday a…
      - 16 days ago 7 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
    • Robservations: Headline Club to honor Mary Schmich, Robert Jordan
      Robservations on the media beat: Mary Schmich, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune, and Robert Jordan, retired news anchor and reporter for Tribune Broadcasting WGN-Channel 9, have been named recipients of Lifetime Achievement Aw…
      - 17 days ago 7 Apr 17, 6:00am -
    • Hey Tribune: What’s Baskerville doing on Skilling’s weather page?
      Check out Tom Skilling’s weather page on the Chicago Tribune website and you’ll find today’s forecast under the byline of the chief meteorologist for Tribune Broadcasting WGN-Channel 9. But you won’t find Tom Skilling in the video that appear…
      - 18 days ago 6 Apr 17, 1:30pm -
    • Robservations: Steve Dahl ‘so glad’ to be home from hospital
      Robservations on the media beat: An upbeat and energetic Steve Dahl returned to his afternoon show on Cumulus Media news/talk WLS AM 890 Wednesday more than a week after he landed in the hospital for treatment of a perforated colon. Broadcasting from…
      - 18 days ago 5 Apr 17, 8:00pm -

    Mi2N

    Chicago Radio and Media

    Nielsen Insights

    • New Media Scores Big Returns for El Clásico Sponsors

      New Media Scores Big Returns for El Clásico Sponsors

      El Clásico—any match between rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona—is consumed on smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions in more than 90 countries around the world, allowing the teams’ rivalry and value to grow.
      - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:49pm -
    • Perspectives: Accelerating Connected Home Adoption

      Perspectives: Accelerating Connected Home Adoption

      It’s no surprise that more and more items are being outfitted with built-in connectivity. Consumers’ adoption of internet-enabled devices isn’t a given, however, and it’s worth exploring why acceptance has been so fragmented across categories…
      - 3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:00am -
    • Record Store Day Puts the Focus on Music

      Record Store Day Puts the Focus on Music

      While streaming is now the most popular way to access music, Record Store Day has added significant fuel to the resurgence of the vinyl LP—a format that is oddly defying an increasingly digital landscape.
      - 4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    • Beyond the Bunny: Easter Drives Growth in the Candy Category

      Beyond the Bunny: Easter Drives Growth in the Candy Category

      For retailers and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers, Easter marks an important time to ensure that they’re offering consumers the right assortment of candy where they shop.
      - 10 days ago 14 Apr 17, 9:55am -
    • Getting to Know Today's Meal Kit Shoppers

      Getting to Know Today's Meal Kit Shoppers

      Popular among Millennial men, families with children at home and households that earn more than $70,000 in annual income, meal kits provide a practical option for consumers looking for healthy meal options without having to manage the preparation the…
      - 11 days ago 13 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    • Perspectives: The Sweet Song of Precision Marketing

      Perspectives: The Sweet Song of Precision Marketing

      Different consumer needs demand varied experiences. Enter precision marketing. The good news for marketers is that the fundamentals (and tools) remain the same across industries.
      - 11 days ago 12 Apr 17, 3:15pm -
    • Fore: Where Brands Are Finding Value at this Year's Masters Tourney

      Fore: Where Brands Are Finding Value at this Year's Masters Tourney

      The quest for the coveted green jacket is on, as the best golfers from around the world head to Augusta, Ga., to compete in the Masters tournament. But it’s not just the players vying for exposure during the historic tourney: companies are eager to…
      - 18 days ago 6 Apr 17, 10:00am -
    • National Beer Day is a True Hopportunity for Retailers

      National Beer Day is a True Hopportunity for Retailers

      April 7 is National Beer Day in the U.S., and as if they needed any more reason to do so, adults across the country will be raising a glass of their favorite malt beverage to celebrate.
      - 19 days ago 5 Apr 17, 11:30am -
    • Perspectives: Lessons from the Auto Show – for All Marketers

      Perspectives: Lessons from the Auto Show – for All Marketers

      How many things can you say for certain that you're paying attention to, or even seeing, at any given moment? Our brains just aren’t good at recalling the kinds of details marketers need to evaluate their efforts in a complex world. That’s where…
      - 19 days ago 5 Apr 17, 7:15am -
    • Information Inspiration: Technology and a Global Pool of Intel Has Given a Rise to the News Genre

      Information Inspiration: Technology and a Global Pool of Intel Has Given a Rise to the News Genre

      Technology advances allow consumers to quickly get up to speed on everything from world events to Wall Street to a recently wrapped Presidential election. And U.S. consumers have taken full advantage of news content, as weekly consumption increased 1…
      - 21 days ago 2 Apr 17, 11:01pm -
    • Where's the Beef? Check the Snack Aisle

      Where's the Beef? Check the Snack Aisle

      In looking across the salty snack realm, opportunity has been a little brighter outside the realm of traditional chips and pretzels. In fact, the meat snack category has posted compound annual sales growth of more than 7% over the past four years.
      - 25 days ago 30 Mar 17, 11:00am -
    • Diving Deeper into PPM's News/Talk Surge

      Diving Deeper into PPM's News/Talk Surge

      In February, News/Talk listening again remained strong, so we’re exploring this trend in more depth by breaking out the public, non-commercial stations from this group, along with some of the some of the less obvious storylines taking shape two sur…
      - 31 days ago 24 Mar 17, 5:00am -
    • Understanding the Meal Kit Landscape and Consumer Preferences

      Understanding the Meal Kit Landscape and Consumer Preferences

      Delivered directly to households or picked up from grocery stores in prepacked portions, meal kits include portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, allowing consumers to skip extensive meal prep and dive right into preparing their meals…
      - 35 days ago 20 Mar 17, 12:15pm -
    • Method Behind March Madness: Why and How Americans Engage With the NCAA Basketball Tournament

      Method Behind March Madness: Why and How Americans Engage With the NCAA Basketball Tournament

      The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament grabs the attention of the most casual sports fans who have invested time and strategy filling out a 64-team single elimination bracket. Why and how do Americans engage with this tournament?
      - 39 days ago 16 Mar 17, 12:31pm -
    • The Final Four of the Total Store

      The Final Four of the Total Store

      Each spring, college teams compete in the single-elimination NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, also known as “March Madness.” In the same spirit, we’ve designed Nielsen’s Total Store Final Four to discover retail’s sales champi…
      - 40 days ago 15 Mar 17, 12:45pm -
    • Perspectives: Why an Early Financial View is Crucial in Prioritizing Innovation Ideas

      Perspectives: Why an Early Financial View is Crucial in Prioritizing Innovation Ideas

      Companies striving for “leaner, bigger, better” innovations require realistic marketing inputs and an accurate forecast to identify their most promising initiatives. Proving that “consumers love it” without a realistic volumetric assessment s…
      - 40 days ago 15 Mar 17, 12:00pm -
    • Understanding Today's Omnishopper

      Understanding Today's Omnishopper

      It’s been a long time since the general store was the go-to place for consumers to pick up everything they needed from week to week. But variety hasn’t just increased over the years, it’s diversified.
      - 45 days ago 10 Mar 17, 12:30pm -
    • Want More, Be More: When It Comes To Gender Equality, Millennial Women Are More Optimistic About Closing The Gap

      Want More, Be More: When It Comes To Gender Equality,  Millennial Women Are More Optimistic About Closing The Gap

      For this year’s International Women’s Day, Nielsen explored how women’s attitudes and beliefs are evolving alongside the larger ongoing discussion of gender equality. The good news is that younger women are more optimistic about their futures.
      - 46 days ago 8 Mar 17, 2:02pm -
    • TV-Connected Devices Pave the Way for New Ways to Watch Content

      TV-Connected Devices Pave the Way for New Ways to Watch Content

      With 80% of U.S. households having broadband internet, the popularity of TV-connected devices is growing—and so is usage.
      - 46 days ago 8 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
    • Millennials on Millennials: A Look at Viewing Behavior, Distraction and Social Media Stars

      Millennials on Millennials: A Look at Viewing Behavior, Distraction and Social Media Stars

      Millennials have grown alongside advancements in technology and media platforms, placing them in intriguing territory with regard to media habits. When it comes to television, their eyes are glued to the screen. With commercials, they’re still tune…
      - 53 days ago 2 Mar 17, 8:00am -
    • Nearly 48 Million Americans Watch Pres. Donald Trump's First Address to Congress

      Nearly 48 Million Americans Watch Pres. Donald Trump's First Address to Congress

      An estimated 48 million people tuned in to watch Donald Trump’s first address to a Joint Session of Congress (the traditional first-term equivalent of the State of the Union) in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.
      - 53 days ago 1 Mar 17, 4:29pm -
    • Multicultural Millennials are Influencing Mainstream America

      Multicultural Millennials are Influencing Mainstream America

      As the newest independent consumer group, multicultural Millennials are carving their own paths forward in several ways: They are bridging gaps between their own generation and others, and they are bridging gaps between their birth cultures and other…
      - 54 days ago 1 Mar 17, 11:00am -
    • Is Radio's Brave New World Taking Shape?

      Is Radio's Brave New World Taking Shape?

      Seasons change, habits ebb and flow, and the landscape of consumer choice is constantly shifting. Such is the case on the radio airwaves as we crack the book open on another year of listener preference and review the release of Nielsen’s January po…
      - 55 days ago 28 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
    • Mobile Kids: The Parent, the Child and the Smartphone

      Mobile Kids: The Parent, the Child and the Smartphone

      Today’s kids aren’t just carrying smartphones—they’re mastering them. In fact, many are just as skilled as their parents—or even more so. So whether they’re texting, playing a game, or engaging in myriad other activities, there’s no dou…
      - 55 days ago 28 Feb 17, 10:00am -
    • Amid a Year of Great Change, Consumer Confidence Finished on a High Note in Most Markets

      Amid a Year of Great Change, Consumer Confidence Finished on a High Note in Most Markets

      Global consumer confidence increased modestly in 2016, a time of great political and economic change around the world, rising three points between the first and fourth quarters to 101. Confidence scores finished the year more strongly than they began…
      - 59 days ago 24 Feb 17, 11:00am -
    • Super Bowl LI: A National Holiday, But a Win in Local Markets

      Super Bowl LI: A National Holiday, But a Win in Local Markets

      It’s an annual tradition and no secret that the Super Bowl reaches people far and wide across the U.S. So how did this year’s game perform throughout local markets?
      - 60 days ago 23 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
    • Understanding the Keys to Higher ROI in Spanish-Language TV

      Understanding the Keys to Higher ROI in Spanish-Language TV

      Fifty-four percent of Spanish language TV campaigns perform in line with or ahead of English language campaigns. But while many Spanish-language ads perform in line with market averages, there’s plenty of room for improvement.
      - 60 days ago 23 Feb 17, 10:00am -
    • Capitalizing on Consumers' Increased Focus on Health and Wellness

      Capitalizing on Consumers' Increased Focus on Health and Wellness

      Going to regularly scheduled doctor’s visits, choosing careful diets and exercising throughout the week are still useful tactics in managing a healthy lifestyle, but many Americans today are much more mindful of other factors when it comes to manag…
      - 60 days ago 22 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
    • How Music's Biggest Night Affects Music Sales

      How Music's Biggest Night Affects Music Sales

      Last Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast showcased some of the biggest artists, albums and songs of the year. And while all the nominees saw some degree of sales and streaming increases, the real beneficiaries were the performers—regardless of whethe…
      - 61 days ago 22 Feb 17, 11:00am -
    • Perspectives: Product Reference Data, the Oil in the Digital Business Engine

      Perspectives: Product Reference Data, the Oil in the Digital Business Engine

      Unconstrained by physical walls, e-commerce retailers offer a huge inventory of products in endless aisles. Unfortunately, our physical world product coding processes can’t scale to e-commerce: they’re too costly and too slow.
      - 61 days ago 22 Feb 17, 7:00am -
    • NASCAR's Super Bowl Sunday: The Daytona 500

      NASCAR's Super Bowl Sunday: The Daytona 500

      The Daytona 500 is among the most prestigious events in motorsports, along with the Indianapolis 500, Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The big race also ranks among America’s top 10 “can’t miss” sports events.
      - 62 days ago 21 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
    • How U.S. Consumers Use Fresh Foods to Manage Their Chronic Ailments

      How U.S. Consumers Use Fresh Foods to Manage Their Chronic Ailments

      Forty-eight million households in the U.S. have an ailment sufferer who manages their condition with diet. Additionally, 60% of Americans say they make conscious dietary choices to help prevent conditions like obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol.
      - 62 days ago 21 Feb 17, 11:00am -
    • Meet the Connected Spender, Digital Consumer of the Future

      Meet the Connected Spender, Digital Consumer of the Future

      As technology revolutionizes shopping, it’s creating a new consumer demographic—one that’s plugged in, ready to spend and at the forefront of consumer trends. Meet the Connected Spender.
      - 66 days ago 17 Feb 17, 9:00am -
    • News Radio, the Talk of the Town

      News Radio, the Talk of the Town

      During election years, Americans are eager to stay up-to-date with information regarding the presidential race to the White House. Not surprisingly, more listeners tune in to News Radio during these years in their effort to stay informed.
      - 67 days ago 16 Feb 17, 9:00am -
    • No Bones About it: The Pet Category is a Real Growth Opportunity

      No Bones About it: The Pet Category is a Real Growth Opportunity

      Pets today are more a part of the American family than ever. And as a result, pet owners are increasingly interested in pet food options that address many of the same health concerns that are influencing human food production.
      - 69 days ago 14 Feb 17, 9:00am -
    • Country Strong: The Women of Country See Recognition at the Grammys

      Country Strong: The Women of Country See Recognition at the Grammys

      Since the Best New Artist Grammy was first awarded in 1959, only a handful of winners have been country music artists. This year, not only are two of the nominees country artists, but they’re also women.
      - 74 days ago 9 Feb 17, 9:00am -
    • Mobile Acts as a Nerve Center of the Canadian Shopping Experience

      Mobile Acts as a Nerve Center of the Canadian Shopping Experience

      Smartphones are no longer just for keeping in touch and playing games. Today, consumers also use the technology at their fingertips to research, run price checks and read reviews for a growing array of products they use in their daily lives.
      - 74 days ago 9 Feb 17, 8:30am -
    • The Secret Sauce for Top-Tweeted Super Bowl Ads: Easy to Understand, With a Smile

      The Secret Sauce for Top-Tweeted Super Bowl Ads: Easy to Understand, With a Smile

      For football and non-football fans alike, the ad competition for consumers’ hearts and minds shares center stage with the game on the field during Super Bowl Sunday. So what makes some ads more socially captivating than others?
      - 74 days ago 9 Feb 17, 7:00am -
    • For Us By Us? The Mainstream Appeal of Black Content

      For Us By Us? The Mainstream Appeal of Black Content

      Black Americans have long played an important role in shaping pop culture in the U.S., and that influence is clearly evident in this year's TV season. Several programs with a predominantly black cast or a main storyline focusing on a black character…
      - 75 days ago 8 Feb 17, 9:00am -
    • Sweet Inspiration: Spotlight on Added Sugar

      Sweet Inspiration: Spotlight on Added Sugar

      Across the U.S., 22% of Americans are restricting their sugar intake, while 52% are actively trying to avoid artificial sweeteners. This presents an opportunity for manufacturers and retailers to provide products with simple ingredients and low sugar…
      - 75 days ago 8 Feb 17, 8:30am -
    • Super Bowl LI Draws 111.3 Million TV Viewers, 190.8 Million Social Media Interactions

      Super Bowl LI Draws 111.3 Million TV Viewers, 190.8 Million Social Media Interactions

      According to preliminary results from Nielsen, the telecast of Super Bowl LI on FOX drew an average audience of about 111.3 million viewers who tuned in to watch the Atlanta Falcons battle the New England Patriots.
      - 76 days ago 6 Feb 17, 4:03pm -
    • Decisions, Decisions: How Consumers Shop at the Meat Department

      Decisions, Decisions: How Consumers Shop at the Meat Department

      The meat category is more complicated than other departments, particularly with respect to sourcing transparency and convenience. And the path to meat consumption is no longer always linear.
      - 77 days ago 6 Feb 17, 11:00am -
    • Super Bowl Breakdown: How the Fans and Teams of 2017’s Big Game Differ

      Super Bowl Breakdown: How the Fans and Teams of 2017’s Big Game Differ

      One team is a modern-day football dynasty. The other hasn’t been to a Super Bowl in nearly two decades. You could say the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are polar opposites going into Super Bowl LI. Nielsen data shows that their fans are…
      - 80 days ago 3 Feb 17, 8:30am -
    • Going Gaga on the Gridiron

      Going Gaga on the Gridiron

      The Super Bowl remains the most-watched broadcast on U.S. television—and not just because of the on-field action. Not only do people tune in for the ads, but the event draws increasing audiences for the halftime show, effectively making the halftim…
      - 81 days ago 2 Feb 17, 7:30am -
    • Pitch Perfect: Are Star-Studded Super Bowl Commercials on Key?

      Pitch Perfect: Are Star-Studded Super Bowl Commercials on Key?

      At $5 million for 30 seconds, brands want their Super Bowl commercials to capture attention, connect with viewers and drive sales. Spending big bucks on an A-list actor or popular musician can have its benefits, but does a celebrity guarantee success…
      - 82 days ago 1 Feb 17, 11:00am -
    • The Holidays Bring Presents to the Radio Airwaves

      The Holidays Bring Presents to the Radio Airwaves

      The release of Nielsen’s holiday PPM ratings puts a wrap on the 2016 listening year, leaving us with some familiar outcomes as we begin 2017.
      - 83 days ago 31 Jan 17, 6:45am -
    • From Live TV to the Grocery Aisles, Americans are Prepping for Super Bowl 51

      From Live TV to the Grocery Aisles, Americans are Prepping for Super Bowl 51

      - 83 days ago 30 Jan 17, 1:22pm -
    • Modern Day Moms: The Convergence of Media Consumption, Technology and Motherhood

      Modern Day Moms: The Convergence of Media Consumption, Technology and Motherhood

      Moms do it all. Whether caring for their families, blazing a trail in the workplace or both, they’re always ahead of the game. So how are mothers across the country’s many local communities adapting to technology and using media?
      - 84 days ago 30 Jan 17, 8:00am -
    • Millennial Travelers Take Off to Shop

      Millennial Travelers Take Off to Shop

      In addition to being hyper connected and digitally driven, Millennials are focused on personal experiences. And for many, those experiences happen away from home. Notably, Millennials are very interested in travel. In fact, they travel more than any…
      - 90 days ago 24 Jan 17, 7:30am -
    • Perspectives: Wrangling Data in a Big Data World

      Perspectives: Wrangling Data in a Big Data World

      Without data integration, the only thing cool technology can do is stare helplessly at a pile of bricks it can’t assemble into anything useful.
      - 90 days ago 23 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
    • Nearly 31 Million Americans Watch President Donald Trump's Inauguration

      Nearly 31 Million Americans Watch President Donald Trump's Inauguration

      An estimated 31 million people tuned in to watch Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
      - 92 days ago 21 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
    • Winning Diverse Shoppers in a Digital Retail World

      Winning Diverse Shoppers in a Digital Retail World

      In today's vast and interconnected digital landscape, there is no longer one typical consumer. And when it comes to digital shopping, not all shoppers are using the channel for the same reasons.
      - 94 days ago 19 Jan 17, 2:00pm -

    Talent Mechanic

    • Amy Schumer on Being a Great Airtalent

      Amy Schumer on Being a Great Airtalent

      Stand-up comedienne Amy Schumer’s new show debuts tonight on Comedy Central and, amidst the hype, I came across an interview she did for Esquire where she, in a manner of speaking, talked about how to be an effective airtalent. She talks about how…
      - 30 Apr 13, 3:16pm -
    • The Best Super Bowl Spot Was From a Radio Guy

      The Best Super Bowl Spot Was From a Radio Guy

      The best spot in the Super Bowl by far goes to Dodge for the Ram Truck commercial that featured the voice of Paul Harvey. It was interesting to watch an entire party come to a halt as that spot progressed both because curiosity was building about w…
      - 4 Feb 13, 9:45am -
    • Make Your Content Lead to Action

      Make Your Content Lead to Action

      “In any communication experience, the goal should be  to influence people to take action.” Kelly Decker, executive VP of Decker Communications I came across that quote in a recent edition of Business Insider’s Instant MBA and couldn’t get o…
      - 8 Aug 12, 10:15am -
    • Let’s Stop Playing the Name Game

      Let’s Stop Playing the Name Game

      The bells have rung. Times have changed. Listeners are smarter and more savvy about media than ever before. And therefore they are more skeptical too. Because of this, over and over again, the best hosts and programmers now say its important to conne…
      - 7 Aug 12, 9:46am -
    • Inside Christopher Nolan’s Creative Process

      Inside Christopher Nolan’s Creative Process

      One of the best parts of working with hosts is exploring and refining their individual creative process. It’s interesting to discover what gets their creative juices flowing and find a way to maximize it so that it results in consistently compe…
      - 2 Aug 12, 9:40am -
    • Gossip vs Real Life: A Contrast In Styles

      Gossip vs Real Life: A Contrast In Styles

      For last week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I was lucky enough to interview two women who are redefining the concept of hosting nights at Top 40 radio. Traditionally a boy’s club of sorts these two ladies – Silly Jilly of KKHH in Houston and Nes…
      - 31 Jul 12, 9:43am -
    • Never Assume You Hit the Bulls Eye with the Listeners

      Never Assume You Hit the Bulls Eye with the Listeners

      I just watched the South Korea women’s archery team defeat China for the gold medal in team shooting. It was pretty dramatic. The two teams were separated by two points with six arrows left to go. For me the best part of the olympics is getting to…
      - 30 Jul 12, 10:16am -
    • You Are What You Read

      You Are What You Read

      In last week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I interviewed Roy Williams, the copy writing and advertising guru known to many people as The Wizard of Ads. When I asked him for suggestions on how to write better scripts for radio ads he had replied that be…
      - 26 Jul 12, 10:17am -
    • Time to Leave the Bitter Barn

      Time to Leave the Bitter Barn

      The panel I moderated at The Conclave last week in Minneapolis was supposed to be about maximizing local radio: how to make local radio the best in can be. Despite my best efforts it still contained an element of complaining about how syndication and…
      - 24 Jul 12, 10:03am -
    • Three Notable Quotes from the 2012 Conclave

      Three Notable Quotes from the 2012 Conclave

      Last week at The Conclave in Minneapolis I sat in on a panel discussions that yielded three really interesting quotes I wanted to share with you: 1) “Efficiency is the new brevity” (Mike McVay / Cumulus Media) Mike’s point is that a great talk…
      - 23 Jul 12, 9:51am -

    Rod Spots

    • Advertising to Make You Smile

      Advertising to Make You Smile

      - 13 days ago 10 Apr 17, 7:49pm -
    • Effective Advertising and the Law of Exclusion

      Effective Advertising and the Law of Exclusion

      Your business is defined principally by what-you-sell or what-you-do. Are these the only things you talk about in your advertising? May I suggest that you are also defined by what you won’t do or sell, by what you exclude. The principle … Contin…
      - 38 days ago 16 Mar 17, 8:40pm -
    • Advertising and the Two Gateways to the Brain

      Advertising and the Two Gateways to the Brain

      Which is more powerful, the eye or the ear?  If you could keep just one of these two senses, which would you choose? Strange questions to ask, but stay with me for a moment. We don’t give much thought to our … Continue reading →
      - 64 days ago 18 Feb 17, 5:13pm -
    • On Radio Anything’s Possible

      On Radio Anything’s Possible

      It’s well established that sounds enter the brain faster than visuals, and the memory of those sounds fades more slowly. Which is why, as Paul Harvey once pointed out, as a kid in the classroom, you could answer the teacher’s … Continue reading…
      - 13 Jan 17, 12:05pm -
    • Political Advertising: Radio Wins the Vote

      Political Advertising: Radio Wins the Vote

      This is the story of how one political candidate harnessed the power of radio advertising to win a competitive election. Following the death of Washington State Representative Steve Hailey, a former state legislator, Don Cox, was appointed to fill hi…
      - 27 Sep 16, 8:10pm -
    • DON’T Use That Song in Your Commercial

      DON’T Use That Song in Your Commercial

      I was recently asked for a favor: to provide a short voice-over for a video intended for presentation at an upcoming trade show, in exchange for dinner and wine for four at a swanky restaurant, worth around $200-250. We live in … Continue reading…
      - 18 Aug 16, 3:43pm -
    • What You Don’t Know About Millennials

      What You Don’t Know About Millennials

      I was working on a post on this very theme when the weekly Small Market Radio Newsletter appeared in my inbox and I read my friend Jay Mitchell’s summary of the most recent research into the media consumption habits of Millennials. … Continue re…
      - 5 Aug 16, 1:38pm -
    • Speaking of “Word of Mouth…”

      Speaking of “Word of Mouth…”

      “Word-of-mouth” is not advertising.  It’s a personal recommendation.  It starts with someone being deeply impressed by a product or service, so much so that when an opportunity arises, he or she tells another person about it. With this in…
      - 1 Aug 16, 6:13pm -
    • Penetrating the Consumer Brain

      Penetrating the Consumer Brain

      - 21 Jul 16, 12:03pm -
    • Made in America. Kindasorta.

      Made in America. Kindasorta.

                In an article from The Detroit Bureau (“The Voice of the Automotive World” – although Crain’s Automotive News might take exception) the headline a couple days ago read: The most ‘American’ car on the road? Toyota … Conti…
      - 1 Jul 16, 10:09pm -


    George Reed

    • 2017 NAB Show
      The Media Services Group Suite at the 2017 NAB Show at the Encore Las Vegas is: E-1605. Look forward to seeing you!
      - 1 day ago 22 Apr 17, 8:06pm -
    • FCC Announces TV Station Winners in the Spectrum Auction
      Click for the list: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0413/DA-17-314A2.pdf
      - 10 days ago 13 Apr 17, 9:48pm -
    • See you in Nashville
      Hoping to see all of our tower friends at the South Wireless Summit next week in Nashville.GeorgeMedia Services Group
      - 30 days ago 25 Mar 17, 9:45am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Sick Sigma?
      For the Reverse Auction portion of Stage 4 there has been a reassuringly green box and check mark around the First Component of the Final Stage Rule graphic on the Incentive Auction Dashboard. https://auctiondata.fcc.gov/public/projects/1000However,…
      - 97 days ago 17 Jan 17, 8:02am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: One Round with the Champ
      When the results of Stage 2 were published, I was considering the probability of validating the Incentive Auction if the Forward Auction continued to fail at advancing the Auction Proceeds. The chart above indicates the outcomes of some models I was…
      - 12 Jan 17, 10:09am -
    • The Dealmaker's Predictions: A Robust 2017 For TV Deals
      Can we just end 2016 today?That's a refrain many media brokers may be saying. "This was mostly portfolio tweaking," says George Reed, a media broker with Media Services Group based out of the Jacksonville, Fla., office. "Inventory is, and has been,…
      - 21 Dec 16, 10:19am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Contest Rules
      Few tournaments have rules for those no longer competing. The Incentive Auction does in the form of 47 C.F.R. § 1.2205(c), the Prohibited Communications Rule. For more than 800 stations not needed in Stage 1 the price of entering the tournament is t…
      - 20 Dec 16, 8:07am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Tournament Television
      The Incentive Auction is looking more like a tournament than an auction to me.In the early stages of the Incentive Auction the perception of winning this tournament, that is receiving more value for your television license than it was otherwise worth…
      - 19 Dec 16, 11:01am -
    • Alpha Media Sells Two Virginia Radio Stations to Educational Media Foundation (Press Release)
      Educational Media Foundation (EMF) has entered into an agreement to acquire WLFV-FM in Midlothian, VA and WARV-FM in Petersburg, VA, serving Richmond, VA from Alpha Media.The purchase price is $2,000,000.* George Reed of Media Services Group…
      - 7 Dec 16, 12:23pm -
    • 'Let's Make A Deal in 2017,' Radio Ink Special Broker Report
      They work the phones and their contacts every day, looking for deals, proposing transactions, hooking sellers up with buyers. Brokers who deal in radio have all the inside information on who has the capital, who wants to sell, and what the real multi…
      - 2 Dec 16, 9:48am -
    • Crown Castle to Buy FiberNet for $1.5B Adding 11,500 Miles of Fiber to Portfolio
      Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FPL FiberNet Holdings, LLC and certain other subsidiaries of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) (collectively, “FiberNet”) for approximately $1.5 bil…
      - 1 Nov 16, 11:18am -
    • Salina Radio Stations Acquired by Rocking M Media, LLC. (Press Release)
      Salina, KS: (Wednesday, October 12, 2016) Alpha Media LLC and Rocking M Media, LLC announced today their formal filing with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer five of Alpha Media’s radio stations in Salina, Abilene and Manhattan Kans…
      - 14 Oct 16, 10:54am -
    • RBR Article On My M&A Predictions
      By Leslie Stimson | RBR Asset sales for radio were slow in the first half of the year. Up until Beasley Broadcast Group's announced $240 million acquisition of Greater Media in July, the biggest transaction in radio this year was KSBJ Educational Fo…
      - 29 Sep 16, 11:26am -
    • WVJT, LLC To Purchase WVMP-FM From Community Media Group, LLC (Press Release)
      WVJT, LLC has entered into an agreement* to purchase WVMP (FM) in Roanoke, VA, from Community Media Group, LLC. The buyer is headed by Todd Robinson, who owns radio stations in Lynchburg, Bedford, Covington, Clifton Forge and Lewisburg West Virginia.…
      - 4 Aug 16, 11:17am -
    • InSite Wireless Group Announces Macquarie's $280M Investment (from Inside Towers)
      InSite Wireless Group today announced that Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, as part of an initial investment of approximately $280 million—has acquired a 42.5% equity interest in the company from Catalyst Investors II, L.P. and other minority inv…
      - 2 Aug 16, 11:00am -
    • Unlock the Value in Your Broadcast Towers
      Many of our broadcaster clients have chosen to monetize their tower assets at impressive prices.  This year alone, I have sold and closed over 200 broadcast towers to tower consolidators.  While radio stations continue to trade at 6.0x to 7.0x cash…
      - 27 Jul 16, 12:52pm -
    • Beasley Broadcast Group + Greater Media
      Thoughts on the $240 million deal. Read them here. 
      - 21 Jul 16, 2:42pm -
    • NJ Broadcasting, LLC Closes on WWRL-AM In New York City (Press Release)
      NJ Broadcasting, LLC, owned by Dr. Nimisha Shukla, closed on the purchase of WWRL-AM, New York City, from Access.1 Communications Corp. Access.1 is headed by Chesley Maddox-Dorsey. The station has been operated by NJ Broadcasting under an LMA since F…
      - 18 Jul 16, 9:50am -
    • Tweet of the Week
      Have a great 4th!George
      - 1 Jul 16, 3:15pm -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Bigger Than Big
      $86,422,558,704That looks like $2.71/MHz/Pop.I didn't have the optimism to model that there would be reserve price discipline of the middle and smaller TV station owners to support this. The message I see in this information is that the TV broadcast…
      - 29 Jun 16, 12:30pm -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: The Big Big Number
      I tipped my hand with my LinkedIn post on June 1st "The $40 Billion Blink" as to what sort of capital I thought would be required to clear 126 MHz in the Reverse Auction.George Box famously observed that all models are wrong but some are usefu…
      - 28 Jun 16, 8:02am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Moving Day
      This week's progress in the Reverse Auction includes the rounds in which stations will become frozen in much greater numbers than in the previous weeks' activity. I anticipate that somewhere around 300 television stations will be frozen in the auctio…
      - 22 Jun 16, 8:22am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: What was that Noise?
      I found this announcement yesterday afternoon: Round 22 was delayed. Interesting. The FCC stated:"We are taking this step because bid processing for round 21 is still underway. We will post the results of round 21 when bid processing is complete." …
      - 15 Jun 16, 6:16pm -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Out of the Doldrums
      I believe the Reverse Auction's relative doldrums of the past week will ease this week. As is the way with doldrums though, it's almost assured that the change will be incremental. Don't expect any thunder claps; I do not believe that's the way of th…
      - 15 Jun 16, 10:43am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: 57 Channels and Nothing On
      After the shock and awe that I believe was the initial round of the auction my expectations of the subsequent rounds are very different. The algorithmic alchemy resulting from the pressure between solving for the highest clearing target possible g…
      - 13 Jun 16, 8:59am -

    Broadcast Law Blog

    Jaye Albright

    • Do Dreams Come True?
      Find out and support this initiative by clicking here.  Let's all encourage them to look more broadly than just video and ultimately include audio measurement as well in this work!----------------------------------------------Website: http://www.a…
      - 27 Oct 15, 1:40pm -
    • This Will Make You Feel Better, Country Radio
      As a follow-up to yesterday's blog post, it must be noted that history indicates that country's shares shouldn't be jeopardized by updated encoding technologies as they come online over the coming months.© Nielsen PPM markets combined average person…
      - 21 Oct 15, 5:07am -
    • Nielsen’s Answer To Voltair
      In a presentation at the NAB Radio Show in Atlanta Nielsen tells us that the brand new generation PPM encoders, the first update to the technology in eight years, created in response to the proliferation of at least 500 Voltair units across both the…
      - 19 Oct 15, 5:03pm -
    • A Candid Admission
      Last week, Seth Ressler in his AllAccess column hit me right between the ears. Back when PPM first debuted, since I was long-schooled in the ways to get an unfair advantage to grab "just one more share point" that we all used in diary measurement,…
      - 10 Aug 15, 4:00am -
    • Keen On HD Radio
      I have been a fan of Robert Earl Keen's since he first attempted to promote me to play his music on a radio station named KEEN (San Jose) back in the 1980's, when I was PD.My experience was not unlike SXSW, which became a hugely successful entertainm…
      - 6 Aug 15, 8:25am -
    • Analysis Paralysis
      Numbers nerds (like me!) have been blogging almost daily on Voltair.Rather than getting smarter with each post, I feel like we all start to send contradicting and conflicting assertions.We all have been learning less, not more.Before I crunch anymore…
      - 27 Jul 15, 8:54pm -
    • #thefutureofradioisatstake‬
      Fred Jacobs' latest blog post, as usual, inspired me into action, especially after I read the response to it by legendary LA GM Roy Laughlin (click the link to read that too). I wrote: There’s no question that Roy Laughlin is a genius and built a…
      - 15 May 15, 4:03am -
    • The Best "Worst Job"
      You can't deny that it's true:Careercast is getting quite a bit of PR today on their annual best/worst jobs lists and as usual they make a good case for their reasons for putting "broadcaster" down at the bottom with newspaper reporter, lumberjack an…
      - 16 Apr 15, 10:59am -
    • Competition
      Each time a station I've worked with over the years has been directly attacked I have publicly said:  "Competition makes us better."For the listeners and the air staff, that's true.But, generally, from a business point of view I have to privately ad…
      - 21 Dec 14, 12:53pm -
    • “Woof, Woof, Woof. Bow, Wow, Wow. Arf, Bark, Arf, Bark, Woof!”
      Ever since dogs started barking “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” Christmas music has given country (and rock) format programmers and personalities a big headache.   Thanks to PPM panel measurement which can follow the…
      - 11 Dec 14, 6:04pm -
    • May Your Stuffing Be Tasty...
      May your turkey plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave nary a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs!-- Grandpa Jones----------------------------------------------Website: http…
      - 27 Nov 14, 11:11am -
    • Time For Programmers To Learn A New Language
      This development is not at all surprising.As usual, they want us to cut our inventories while refusing to pay anything more when we do it, in spite of considerable data proving radio's impact.If the only way they will pay more is when "cost per point…
      - 20 Nov 14, 6:38am -
    • It's That Wonderful (?) Time Of The Year
      If you're a small indie label or a new, emerging artist, you're coming upon potentially the best time of the year at radio for your needs.If you're a music director, it's the annual time of year to watch your mailbox for unknown names and labels you…
      - 19 Nov 14, 5:50am -
    • A Sense Of History
      As we all get ready the 39th annual Twin Cities radio meeting, I am reminded of an anonymous response back in 1996 to a "RadioIQ" (our client e-zene) report of CBS Radio President Dan Mason’s talk at the Upper Midwest Communications Conclave which…
      - 18 Nov 14, 5:35am -
    • Let Me Second That Motion
      The announcement from Country Radio Broadcasters that Jeff Smulyan will be given the 2015 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award during the opening ceremonies of Country Radio Seminar 2015 is another great decision from the seminar's board.If you want to per…
      - 17 Nov 14, 5:20am -
    • One A Day
      Yesterday's list of 16 metrics A&O&B encourages you to track consistently (Programming By The Numbers) is completely overwhelming.So, try this:  put a different one of them on your day planner every other workday.Give yourself 30 minutes the first d…
      - 11 Nov 14, 4:02am -
    • Programming By The Numbers
      Thanks to Radio Ink Magazine for being the impetus for this article by Mike, Becky and me.  They published it yesterday.  In case you missed it:  Nielsen’s recent report that for the first time in many years the country format national average s…
      - 8 Nov 14, 8:50am -
    • Why Consumers Enjoy Radio In LA
      Nielsen Harris Poll, October 15-23, 2014, wordcloud presented to SCBA:Your assignment, should you choose to accept it:Listen critically at all hours and every day of the week and ask yourself how well your station lives up to these listener expectati…
      - 6 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
    • From Borrell: Much More Than #4
      No doubt you've seen the trade press on a webinar last week anchored by researcher Gordon Borrell celebrating the 20th anniversary of the appearance of the first banner ad.The prognostication presentation came as a result of a survey of 2,102 Small a…
      - 4 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
    • (Not So) Smart
      It shouldn't take many words to make my point today.  Take a look at my inbox and ask yourself which one you'd move to spam before even reading:I normally read all of the "SmartBrief" messages, because they often carry great content.Not this time. …
      - 3 Nov 14, 5:45pm -
    • A Willing Buyer, A Willing Seller And A Clever Idea
      .. but I have a few concerns before we go too much farther down this road.Whether Colorado Broadcasters Association President/CEO Justin Sasso or a Nielsen researcher/affiliate rep came up with the concept, it's a brilliant win-win in any case, as 30…
      - 31 Oct 14, 3:09am -
    • Are You Still Programming Like It Was 2008?
      For eight years nearly a hundred A&O&B clients have participated in the annual online "Roadmap" study, tracking trends in music, tech, non-music elements and other aspects of usage and images.The attitudes change every year.  For example, just seven…
      - 30 Oct 14, 8:26am -
    • There Is No "Average Country Radio Station"
      It's never a good idea to program your radio station using "national average" research trends.A few years ago, A&O&B asked the listeners to almost all of our client stations:Just for fun, I went back to that study and pulled out the local data for th…
      - 28 Oct 14, 8:33am -
    • Is Country Radio Too Dependent On Music?
      NuVooDoo's strategic researchers have been sharing their radio format national perceptual trending on their blog for several years.  Recently, they've been probing the aspects of programming which "delight" the typical format listener.If you ask wha…
      - 27 Oct 14, 5:02am -
    • Thank You, Supreme Court
      There are two kinds of consulting clients and A&O&B has our share of both, thankfully.1.  Those who are aggressive and always want to know the latest tactics and strategies that will help them gain an "unfair/stealth" advantage over their competitio…
      - 16 Oct 14, 5:49pm -

    The Media Fix

    • Radio’s 5 Customers
      "Radio is at the tipping point, and it doesn’t want to know much about the way its customers are changing."
      - 16 Apr 09, 10:35am -
    • Apple Without Steve Jobs
      What is Apple without Steve Jobs? This unanswered question … caused their stock to take a hit (though it has since recovered a bit)… generated critical editorials, and… now the SEC is investigating whether the Company properly handled disclosu…
      - 11 Feb 09, 9:48am -
    • How to Price Content
      If content is king, how much is the king worth? And, how do you price him?
      - 24 Jan 09, 3:25pm -
    • Cover Story: John Parikhal on The Media Fix
      On the impact of radio’s innovation initiatives…Radio is being innovative but there’s often confusion between innovation and top down initiatives. Top down initiatives are seldom innovative. They are usually the result of a committee meeting an…
      - 8 Nov 08, 3:54pm -
    • The 6 Stages of a Project
      The first week of my very first media job, a friend sent me a short list called ‘The 6 Stages of a Project’.  It said that every project goes like this… Enthusiasm Disillusionment Panic Search for the Guilty Punishment of the Innocent Praise a…
      - 10 Sep 08, 7:50pm -
    • Everything Old is New Again
      It’s fashionable these days to ignore ‘history’ because it seems irrelevant to the ‘brand new’ world of the internet.   Google barely catalogs anything that is more than 10 years old.  Many web developers act as if their every action is o…
      - 4 Aug 08, 4:25pm -
    • Fans, Brands and Cultural Communities
       I just read a very smart analysis about how to be successful in the music business.  It was written by Terry McBride and Brent Muhle.  It’s called Meet The Millenials: Fans, Brands and Cultural Communities. Terry is one smart cookie. He underst…
      - 18 Jul 08, 7:46pm -
    • It’s Time to Monetize YouTube
      According to AC Neilsen, 119 million Americans watched video online in May. And, they watched a lot. In just one month, they watched 7.5 billion video streams.  The number is staggering.  Billions of streams in just one month. And, YouTube got most…
      - 16 Jul 08, 10:32am -
    • Tinkering
      In his brilliant book, The Black Swan, Nassim Taleb tells the story of the happy turkey just a few days before Thanksgiving. The turkey only knows happiness. Every day of its life, it has been fed, pampered and catered to by human beings. Based on th…
      - 10 Jul 08, 3:26pm -
    • YouTube is MTV
      On YouTube, the ‘most viewed’ videos of all time have huge audiences.  The Top 2, Evolution of Dance and Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend have each been viewed over 90 million times.  These numbers are amazing by themselves. But it doesn’t stop…
      - 8 Jul 08, 8:56am -

    Dan O'Day

    VoiceOverTimes

    • Thesis Statement Cases for Research Papers
      The composition requires a place on the problem but doesn’t provide a context for discourse. It requires a place on the problem and may offer some context for discourse. The[...]
      - 12 Dec 16, 7:13am -
    • The Early Bird……
      One question I receive frequently from aspiring voiceover talent is whether or not being early to submit an audition makes a substantial difference to your chances of booking a job.[...]
      - 1 Jun 15, 6:19am -
    • Charter, Time Warner and the Future of Voice
      It’s being called one of the most significant deals in telecommunications history, and analysts are already saying that television will never be the same again. But the announcement that Charter[...]
      - 28 May 15, 2:41pm -
    • Gyllenhaal Comments Spark Age Debate in Voice World
      Comments by American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal that, at 37, she was deemed too old to play the love interest of an actor 18 years her senior have sent shock waves[...]
      - 25 May 15, 8:49am -
    • Harry Shearer’s Simpsons Split: A Lesson for Voice Pros
      It’s a career inflection point of Simpsonian proportions. Will the actor who voices dozens of characters for one of television’s most iconic animated series be leaving the nest? As news[...]
      - 21 May 15, 2:06pm -
    • The Perils of Using Big-Name Voice Talent
      If you follow the movie industry even casually, you’d be hard-pressed to avoid the onslaught of Avengers-related headlines. The latest instalment of the superhero franchise, Avengers: Age of Ultron, has[...]
      - 8 May 15, 8:10am -
    • Voices.com is Growing – Fast
      Voices.com has announced that it has received a $2 million Cdn. working capital investment from BDC Capital. This subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada provides both venture capital[...]
      - 2 May 15, 11:01am -
    • Rakuten’s $410m OverDrive Buyout Drives Audiobook Growth
      Listen up: Audiobooks are hot. As if we needed any more proof that the audiobook market continues to expand, Rakuten just snapped up OverDrive, Inc. for $410 million in a[...]
      - 25 Mar 15, 1:17pm -
    • Frozen 2 Gets Green Light From Disney
      Do you want to build another snowman? Disney certainly does, and after the blockbuster box office and branding success of Frozen, the studio has confirmed that Frozen 2 is now[...]
      - 13 Mar 15, 1:55pm -
    • Apple Watch: Voice is the New Future of Mobile
      Today’s Apple Watch announcement will be remembered by a lot of people for a lot of things. Tech geeks will remember it as the day the smartwatch category became firmly[...]
      - 9 Mar 15, 11:54am -

    RAIN

    • Radio Disney launches three channels on Slacker

      Radio Disney launches three channels on Slacker

      Radio Disney has started its migration into the digital realm thanks to three new stations arriving on Slacker. The new additions are Radio Disney, Radio Disney Junior, and Radio Disney’s Top 30 Countdown. Disney shuttered 23 of its 24 terrestrial…
      - 13 Nov 14, 9:47am -
    • YouTube Music Key already has enemies: Azoff questions service’s songwriter royalty rates

      YouTube Music Key already has enemies: Azoff questions service’s songwriter royalty rates

      The launch of YouTube Music Key is an exciting development for the streaming music sector, but it the new service already has a very vocal and powerful detractor. Irving Azoff, a music industry veteran and leader of the recent Global Music Rights ven…
      - 13 Nov 14, 9:00am -
    • AdsWizz grabs Paul Brown from Bauer Media Group to head European Solutions division
      Ad-tech company AdsWizz announced the hire of Paul Brown as VP, European Solutions. Brown leaves Bauer Media, one of the U.K.'s largest radio groups, where he was Digital Development Director. He joined Bauer as part of the acquisition of Absolute Ra…
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    • Mark Mulligan: 10 Thoughts On YouTube Music Key

      Mark Mulligan: 10 Thoughts On YouTube Music Key

      by Mark MulliganThought leader and guest contributor Mark Mulligan looks at just-launched YouTube Music Key, and digs into a series of questions about artist response, the fate of music video service Vevo, the potentially changing price point of mus…
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    • Nielsen Audio reportedly targeting mid-2015 for streaming ratings

      Nielsen Audio reportedly targeting mid-2015 for streaming ratings

      Nielsen Audio has reportedly set a target timeframe for introducing streaming audio measurement, according to Inside Radio. The launch target is mid-2015. That timeline was put forth at Nielsen's Audio Advisory Council meeting in Tampa. Continue Read…
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    • YouTube Music Key launches (softly, partially, and finally)

      YouTube Music Key launches (softly, partially, and finally)

      Review by Brad HillAfter over a year of rumors, hints, announcements, delays, and public wrangles with labels, Google's YouTube platform has unveiled Music Key, the new music service. The launch is partial, and Music Key is more complicated than exp…
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    • Could the Taylor Swift publicity be good for Spotify?

      Could the Taylor Swift publicity be good for Spotify?

      When a global consumer service loses the most popular product in its catalog, it's pretty bad news on the face of it. The seriousness of Taylor Swift's much-publicized withdrawal from Spotify is perhaps reflected in the gravity and scope of founder D…
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    • David Oxenford: Noncommercial Webcasters Royalty Rate Proposals for 2016-2020

      David Oxenford: Noncommercial Webcasters Royalty Rate Proposals for 2016-2020

      Noncommercial webcasters are often forgotten in the discussion of the current proceeding to set Internet radio sound recording royalties. But, along with the royalties for commercial webcasters, the current Copyright Royalty Board proceeding will als…
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    • Bandcamp announces formal launch of artist-based subscriptions

      Bandcamp announces formal launch of artist-based subscriptions

      Bandcamp has rolled out an artist subscription for all musicians on its platform. CEO Ethan Diamond spoke with The Guardian about the new feature prior to the official announcement at the SF MusicTech Summit. “The whole motivation here is that when…
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    • Rhapsody posts record revenue, increased losses in Q3

      Rhapsody posts record revenue, increased losses in Q3

      Rhapsody posted a net loss of $7.97 million in the third quarter, according to the financial results filed by main investor RealNetworks. The streaming platform generated record-high revenue of $44.1 million, up 25% from the previous year’s figures…
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    Mel Phillips

    • The Importance Of Social Nets To Radio...
      The importance of using social networks has been underscored once again. Although social networks have been around for less than five years, their impact as a traffic source has become a driving force for business and entertainment. Outbrain, a recom…
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    • Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace On Merger...
      (Weekend Edition)We've reached the part of the wedding ceremony where anyone objecting to the impending union of the couple getting married, may voice their concern. This wedding happens to be the joining in holy matrimony of Cumulus Media and Citade…
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    • Radio's Conversion To Digital Shows Slow Growth...
      Will radio reach a point when digital signals will be required like television? The FCC will eventually make that requirement but radio better hope it doesn't come anytime soon. Radio is simply not prepared to go digital. To date, only 1,627 radio st…
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    • NAB's Smith Calls Performance Tax Bill Dead
      All that was missing was the playing of Taps after National Association of Broadcasters President/CEO Gordon Smith proclaimed the Performance Tax Bill Dead. In his keynote address at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Smith claimed that NAB "stopped the legi…
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    • Majority Of Internet Listening Is Done At Home...
      The RAIN (The Radio And Internet Newsletter) Summit West, part of the NAB Radio Show in Las Vegas has produced some interesting information about listening habits. Yesterday, TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger announced that 79% of internet radio listeni…
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    • NPR Dodges A Bullet...
      NPR fans can exhale. Their favorite radio source is safe - for now. The six-month budget deal announced at the 11th hour Friday grants public radio a reprieve but it's a short one. Programmers at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National P…
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    • Webcast Metrics Methodology Is Hard To Beat...
      (Weekend Edition)The newly accredited Triton Digital's Webcast Metrics, formerly Ando Media, is a growing force that will be hard to match by Arbitron or any other measurement company. Webcast Metrics actually allow any broadcaster to measure its int…
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    • Internet Enabled Dashboards Are Critical To In-Car Listening...
      (Third Year Anniversary Edition)Car manufacturers have gotten the message. CD's and DVD's are out and internet radio is in. The trend has now shifted toward internet dashboard radio and products that can play music directly from a Universal Serial Bu…
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    • Ten Years Of Growth For Online Radio...
      Online Radio listening made its entry 10 years ago (2001) with a paltry 5% of weekly listening. Five years later (2006) online weekly listening, which includes AM/FM streams, more than doubled with 12%. Playing double or nothing one more time, online…
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    • Modest Gains Forecast For Radio In 2011...
      This probably wont come as shocking news to the radio station owners that find themselves barely surviving but signs are now pointing to a not-so-hot year for radio revenue. BIA/Kelsey is now predicting modest revenue gains in 2011. They predict a sm…
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    • Radio Optimism Based On Wall Street Optimism...
      The first quarter of 2011 wasn't so hot for radio but optimism is filtering in from Wall Street about Q2. U.S. blue chips opened the second quarter Friday by reaching their highest level since June 2008 as investor optimism rose after an upbeat U.S.…
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    • Arbitron Still Has A Long Way To Go For Full Accreditation...
      (Weekend Edition)It's been a long, hard struggle for Arbitron. They've had a tough time getting accreditation for their portable people meter (PPM) radio audience measurement services. Over the last several months accreditations have been trickling i…
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    • Traditional Media Advertising Is Still Number One & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      A new nine-country study shows traditional media still packs a bigger punch than social media when it comes to advertising. Deloitte research and YouGov conducted the study in 6 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Japan, U.K and the U.S.). They combi…
      - 31 Mar 11, 6:04am -
    • Is It Too Late For Bonneville To Change Its Mind? & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      So ya think Bonneville might like a do-over? Further proof that "timing is everything" has just reared its ugly head. What was Bonneville thinking when they included WTOP-FM in their sale of 17 radio stations to Hubbard Broadcasting for $505 million?…
      - 30 Mar 11, 6:10am -
    • Performance Royalty Opposition Grows & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      After the White House endorsed a performance fee on radio, the National Association of Broadcasters fired off its answer to Washington. The NAB issued this statement: "This is hardly a new policy position from the White House. NAB remains unalterably…
      - 29 Mar 11, 5:52am -
    • ROI Still A Problem In Digital Ad Growth...
      Not having a tangible measurement for digital advertising remains the biggest obstacle to convincing local advertisers to pony up with digi-dollars. This has to have an effect on radio revenue growth. Advertisers are so used to ROI or return-on-inves…
      - 28 Mar 11, 6:08am -
    • Pandora Continues Its Online Dominance & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      (Weekend Edition)The new Ando Media Audio Top 20 Ranker for January has been released and Pandora continues its dominance. In the Domestic Ranker, based on Average Active Sessions (AAS), Pandora quadruples second place CBS Radio Inc. 522,330 to 103,2…
      - 26 Mar 11, 3:41pm -
    • Radio Remains The Greatest Influence On Music Listening & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      A new music study shows that 82% of those polled identified radio as having the greatest single influence on their music listening. This good news will be welcomed by an industry labeled as part of the "old media" that's losing its influence. The res…
      - 24 Mar 11, 6:27am -
    • There's More Than Stern's Lawsuit Brewing At Sirius XM & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      The Wall Street Journal is all over the Howard Stern Sues Sirius story. Shira Ovide writes in her Deal Journal blog that Howard's "production company is suing, claiming the satellite radio company has refused to pay stock awards it owes to him based…
      - 23 Mar 11, 1:01pm -
    • Arbitron Trumpets Radio Increases & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      I took one look at the USA Today headline and said "From your lips to God's ears." Even 1010 WINS New York talked about radio's "dramatic" increases. David Lieberman's headline set the tone for all this enthusiasm: In a renaissance for radio, more li…
      - 22 Mar 11, 5:52am -
    • Moving Radio Stations Online Is Not Working & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      Moving terrestrial radio stations online is not the answer as evidenced by the failure of KUSF, the University of San Francisco station that yanked the station off the air and on to the internet. When the station was sold, KUSF told their listeners t…
      - 21 Mar 11, 6:03am -
    • New Agency Head Says Radio Needs A Higher Profile & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      (Weekend Edition)Kantar Media may claim that radio's rate of recovery outpaced the rest of the media world in 2010 but new Katz Radio President Mark Gray says radio can do a lot better in selling itself. Marketing Pilgrim has posted a chart showing l…
      - 18 Mar 11, 8:34am -
    • FCC Aids Earthquake Relief Effort & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      (St. Patrick's Day Edition)FCC rules don't prohibit commercial stations from any sort of fund raising. Commercial stations could raise money for public broadcasting if they chose, although my guess is they probably wouldn't. Non-commercial stations c…
      - 17 Mar 11, 5:52am -
    • HD Radio Loses The Zune & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      HD Radio just lost a device it counted on to gain respectability and acceptance in its fight to gain a foothold in the market. Microsoft has announced it's canning Zune HD. Zune HD was the last completely new hardware model and was released in 2009.…
      - 16 Mar 11, 5:45am -
    • Now's The Time For Radio To Act & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      Radio should act quickly when events warrant action. Case in point: offering help to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The radio stations that jumped all over this quickly are the stations that are the leaders in their r…
      - 15 Mar 11, 5:55am -

    Video: California Aircheck

    KGB-FM San Diego Berger and Prescott (with Chainsaw) 1987 California Aircheck Video

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    WYAY Y-106 Atlanta Rhubarb Jones & Commander Dave California Aircheck Video 1987

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    KFRC San Francisco Mobile Sturgeon 1983 California Aircheck Video

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    KKLQ Q-106 San Diego Rumble & Murphy 1991 California Aircheck Video

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    KRMX San Diego Rich Brother Robbin 1991 California Aircheck Video

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    WENS Indianapolis Scott Fisher & Anne Craig 1994 California Aircheck Video

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    Radio Today UK

    Broadcast Now UK

    Broadcaster Canada

    • Rogers EnRoute Launches in New Brunswick
      Today in New Brunswick, Rogers Communications launched Rogers EnRoute a new tool that saves customers time by giving them the ability to track on their phone when a technician will arrive for an installation or service call. Every year Rogers recei…
      - 15 Dec 16, 12:20pm -
    • The Weather Network Launches Severe Weather Outlook
      The Weather Network has launched the Severe Weather Outlook tool, a supplementary information resource for local forecasts on desktop and mobile web. This product will help users prepare for significant or severe weather, such as thunderstorms, heavy…
      - 15 Dec 16, 10:15am -
    • CSA Announces 2017 Host
      Toronto native Howie Mandel is returning home to host the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. The show, which will air live on CBC -TV on March 12, 2017, honours the best in Canadian film and television. On the film side, last…The post CSA Announces 2017…
      - 15 Dec 16, 10:05am -
    • Bell Media Radio Appoints Head of IHeartRadio
        Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media announced the appointment today of Rob Farina to the role of Head of iHeartRadio, Syndication, and Strategic Initiatives, Bell Media Radio. After joining Bell Media seven months ago as…
      - 15 Dec 16, 9:43am -
    • BravoFACTUAL Award Recipients from December 9 Jury Meeting
          Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 11 BravoFACTUAL award recipients from the December 9 jury meeting. Selected from 65 applications, a total of $501,341 was awarded to Canadian filmmakers for the…
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    • CTV Saskatoon Launches 26th Annual Tree of Plenty
      CTV Saskatoon proudly partners with the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre to help make the season brighter for local families this year with the launch of its 26th Annual Tree of Plenty campaign. From now through Saturday, December 31st,…The…
      - 14 Dec 16, 9:39am -
    • Amazon Prime Video Launches in Canada
      Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries,  including Canada. Customers around the world can now enjoy popular new original series like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammon…
      - 14 Dec 16, 9:36am -
    • CHFI Announces New Co-Host for Morning Show
      Beginning January 9,  Maureen Holloway signs on to wake Torontonians up each weekday morning with the launch of the all-new morning show Darren and Mo on 98.1 CHFI, alongside co-host Darren B. Lamb. With her infectious laugh, relatable humour, and…
      - 14 Dec 16, 9:18am -
    • Blue Ant Media Appoints New CEO of Omnia Media
      Blue Ant Media  announced today the appointment of David Brown to CEO of Omnia Media. The announcement arrives after Blue Ant Media’s 100% acquisition of the digital video network earlier in 2016. Brown is a former YouTube executive, who served……
      - 14 Dec 16, 8:34am -
    • Roland Canada Announces Streaming Presentation by Uvision
      Learn to mix HD video, record high quality files, and stream live to YouTube, Facebook, or to 3rd party streaming providers. Join us December 14th between 1 – 4 PM ET for a hands-on session in Roland’s new Toronto offices.…The post Roland Cana…
      - 14 Dec 16, 8:24am -
    • OBITUARY — ALAN THICKE
      Veteran Canadian actor Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69.   Thicke was playing hockey with his youngest son Carter when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Thicke was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1947.    After graduating from Western……
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    • ‘The Vinyl Cafe’ Host Suspends Show to Focus on Melanoma Treatment
      “The Vinyl Cafe” host and writer Stuart McLean is suspending his popular radio show to focus on his cancer treatment. In an online post on his website, the bestselling author, journalist and humorist says that he had figured treatment would…Th…
      - 13 Dec 16, 2:41pm -
    • Petition to Support Community Media Presented in House of Commons
      Canadians in five federal ridings have so far petitioned Parliament for support for community-operated TV and media centres. The petition was presented first by Rodger Cuzner of Cape-Breton-Canso on December 2nd, and then last week by two other Liber…
      - 13 Dec 16, 9:56am -
    • CTV Winnipeg Announces New Co-Host of Morning Show
      CTV Winnipeg today announced that Rahim Ladhani has been named Co-Host of Winnipeg’s local morning show CTV Morning Live, joining Gabby Marchand who is currently filling in for Nicole Dubé during her maternity leave. Already a familiar face to v…
      - 13 Dec 16, 9:44am -
    • AES Toronto Announces December Meeting
      Peter McBoyle: New Technology in the world of Musical Theatre Sound Design Creativity, Collaboration and Compromise or “Why I Hate Hats!” When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Time: 7:00pm Where: Humber College 3199 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto…
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    • Evertz Receives Emmy Award for Technology & Engineering
      Evertz today announced that they have earned an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering from the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award acknowledges Evertz’s work in Live Production Beyond HD to Achieve Non-Interpolated V…
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    • DHX Launches Telemagino App
      DHX Television, home to Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, announced today the expansion of its multiplatform offering to French-language viewers with the release of The Télémagino App, available now. Delivering more than…
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    • Lionsgate Receives 17 Golden Globe Nominations
      Lionsgate  earned 17 Golden Globe nominations, spanning its feature film and television businesses this morning, led by an industry-best seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, for Damien Chazelle’scritically-acclai…
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    • SOCAN Launches Merchandise Campaign for Charity
      “Music ♥’s Everybody” is the intriguing message of a new merchandise campaign unveiled by SOCAN today, with all proceeds going to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief serv…
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    • New Streaming Service Offers Content for Visually Impaired
        “They kiss; we tell.”  That’s the cheeky motto behind TellMe TV, a new streaming service aimed at providing Described Video on-demand to visually impaired Canadians.  The service, which costs $6.99 a month, launched in November and is curr…
      - 9 Dec 16, 12:08pm -

    MediaWeek UK

    The Guardian

    • Melbourne's sports talk radio boom: is anyone actually listening? | Russell Jackson
      Like all traditional mediums, radio is starting to feel ‘disruption’, with audiences increasingly fragmented across live streams, apps and podcastsIt’s 10:13am on Tuesday and a caller has something to say about missing Fremantle Docker Harley B…
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    • Brian Matthew: the real voice of the 60s
      Matthew, who has died aged 88, entertained generations: he was a tangible connection with the 1960s, a charismatic storyteller – and generous companyWhen Brian Matthew got his first broadcasting job for forces radio in Hamburg in the late 1940s, th…
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    • BBC radio broadcaster Brian Matthew dies, aged 88
      The corporation wrongly reported the long-standing Sounds of the 60s DJ’s last weekBBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew died on Saturday morning at the age of 88, the BBC has said. Matthew, once dubbed Britain’s oldest DJ, stepped down from the…
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    • Brian Matthew obituary
      Radio and TV presenter of a pop music soundtrack for 1960s teens – and chronicler of their memories in Sounds of the SixtiesIn 1957, two years into a job as a BBC producer-cum-announcer, Brian Matthew, who has died aged 88, was invited to present t…
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    • BBC retracts report of Sounds of the 60s host Brian Matthew's death
      Corporation mistakenly told radio listeners its long-serving DJ and presenter, who is critically ill, had diedThe BBC faced criticism on Wednesday after it mistakenly reported that the DJ Brian Matthew, who hosted its long-running Sounds of the 60s p…
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    • BBC apologises after Today presenter plugs Brut aftershave on air
      Garry Richardson told Radio 4 listeners that the cricketer Jimmy Anderson was ‘speaking to us in conjunction with Brut’The BBC has apologised after one of its longest-serving presenters appeared to promote Brut aftershave on Radio 4’s Today pro…
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    • Russell Brand announces new radio show – video
      Comedian Russell Brand announces that he will be launching his new radio show this Sunday. Talking on Chris Moyles’ Radio X breakfast show, Brand says he will be joining the station. He previously presented a show on BBC Radio 2 before resigning af…
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    • Russell Brand returns to live radio for first time since Andrew Sachs row
      Comedian’s new Sunday morning show on Radio X comes nine years after he quit BBC following ‘Sachsgate’ rowRussell Brand is making a return to live radio presenting for the first time since he resigned from BBC Radio 2 in 2008 following a prank…
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    • BBC 6 Music festival review – Depeche Mode preach post-watershed pop in Glasgow
      Various venues, GlasgowNew bands – Honeyblood, Temples – make a strong showing, while Father John Misty, Ride and Depeche Mode explode: 6 Music’s weekend hits the heightsA steadily more popular haven on the airwaves for fans of time-honoured an…
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