Radio Insight

  • John Farneda Makes WXRT Return Official

    John Farneda Makes WXRT Return Official

    From RadioInsightAfter returning to CBS AAA 93.1 WXRT Chicago on an interim basis in April, John Farneda is staying in the Music Director position permanently. Farneda previously worked for the station from 1983 until 2014 and held the APD/MD role a…
    - 13 hours ago 23 May 17, 3:56pm -
  • Beasley Announces Format Captains

    Beasley Announces Format Captains

    From RadioInsightBeasley Media has appointed four programmers to the new position of Format Captain for the company. Bill Weston, Program Director of Rock 93.3 WMMR and Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia will help oversee the company’s Rock stat…
    - 16 hours ago 23 May 17, 12:19pm -
  • iHeartMedia Launches Tu 103.1 Austin

    iHeartMedia Launches Tu 103.1 Austin

    From RadioInsightThe first flip of the usually busy Memorial Day Weekend has taken place as iHeartMedia flipped Alternative “103.1 iHeart Austin” K276EL/98.1 KVET-HD2 Austin TX to Spanish CHR “Tu 103.1” at 10am today. Positioned as “Donde…
    - 19 hours ago 23 May 17, 10:02am -
  • Talent Cuts At CBS, Cumulus & Entercom

    Talent Cuts At CBS, Cumulus & Entercom

    From RadioInsightWhile iHeartMedia has made the most news lately in terms of staffing cuts, recent downsizing moves have been made the past few days at Cumulus Media, CBS Radio, and Entercom. Two major market Cumulus News/Talk stations have shed tal…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 8:00am -
  • Gerry House Joins 98.3 The Big Legend Nashville

    Gerry House Joins 98.3 The Big Legend Nashville

    From RadioInsightGerry House will not be returning to mornings at Classic Country “98.3 The Big Legend” W252CM /WSIX-HD2 Nashville full-time after all, but will be the voice of the station starting this Friday. House and Mike Bohan will produce…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 5:10pm -
  • Heftel Broadcasting Acquires The Highway Stations

    Heftel Broadcasting Acquires The Highway Stations

    From RadioInsightRichard Heftel’s Heftel Broadcasting has won the bidding for the seven Highway Radio stations. Heftel, son of longtime radio operator Cecil Heftel and former GM of KLVE/KSCA/KTNQ Los Angeles for Hispanic Broadcasting, won the bidd…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:00am -
  • The Light Goes Out In Nashville

    The Light Goes Out In Nashville

    From RadioInsightThe Cromwell Group has pulled the plug on Gospel “102.1 The Light” W271AB Nashville/WPRT-HD2 Pegram TN and its currently stunting with a loop of Los Del Rio’s “Macarena”. This is the second time in as many years that Cromw…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 7:33am -
  • Kannon Joins KDMX For Afternoons

    Kannon Joins KDMX For Afternoons

    From RadioInsightiHeartMedia Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas has appointed Kannon to host afternoons. Kannon, who also currently hosts the syndicated Open House Party, previously hosted mornings at Cumulus CHR “i93.3” KLIF-FM and then CBS’…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 7:20am -
  • FCC Report 5/21: New Erie Allocation Dismissed
    From RadioInsightRick Rambaldo's ERIE Radio Company winning application for a new FM on 100.9 in Westfield NY serving Erie PA has been dismissed as the company failed to make its down payment in time and has been denied a waiver.The post FCC Report…
    - 3 days ago 21 May 17, 3:26pm -
  • WXPN NonCOMM Recap: Making metrics matter
    From RadioInsightThe post WXPN NonCOMM Recap: Making metrics matter appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 9:33am -
  • WXPN NonCOMM recap: A conversation on community-building
    From RadioInsightThe post WXPN NonCOMM recap: A conversation on community-building appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 9:32am -
  • WXPN NonCOMM Recap: The view from within the industry
    From RadioInsightThe post WXPN NonCOMM Recap: The view from within the industry appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 9:31am -

All Access

Radio Ink

  • !Will Mike & Mike Last Until December?
    That's when the ESPN Radio duo is expected to end their nearly two decade morning radio run with Greenberg heading to TV and Trey Wingo set to take to the lead radio role. Sports Illustrated is reporting that several ESPN staffers are saying the two…
    - 2 hours ago 24 May 17, 2:19am -
  • Beasley Elevates Four To Captain
    As Beasley Media gets larger and integrates the Greater Media stations, the company has decided captains are needed to manage formats. PDs Bill Weston in Philadelphia, Cadillac Jack in Boston, John Candelaria in Vegas, and DJ Stout in Charlotte will…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 8:00pm -
  • What Is The Perfect PPM Sample Size?
    That's just one of the questions we asked Nielsen Audio Managing Director Brad Kelly in his May 22 Radio Ink cover story interview. A lot of industry revenue, and a lot of industry jobs, ride on the ratings. In the top 50 markets those ratings are de…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 8:00pm -
  • WABC Fires Ron Kuby
    That's what Kuby (right) posted to Facebook, and he said his release was to save money. Curtis Sliwa will apparently continue middays solo on WABC. We reached out to Cumulus and received the standard, "the company does not comment on personnel matter…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:50pm -
  • Three More For Bustos
    Bustos Media has purchased three stations from Casa Media in Eastern Washington. The calls are KMNA-FM, KLES-FM, and KZXR-AM. Bustos will not begin operating the stations until the Bankruptcy Court and FCC grant approval. This would bring Bustos Medi…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:50pm -
  • New Spanish Top 40 Station For iHeart Austin TX
    TU 103.1 (KVET-FM HD2) is now a (Spanish and English language) Spanish Contemporary format, kicked off with commercial-free music. iHeart is flipping the format on the translator from Alternative Rock. A full programming lineup will be announced at…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:41pm -
  • The Very Distinguished Steve Fisher
    Former long-time Entercom CFO Steve Fisher has been given the Distinguished CFO Award from the Media Financial Management Association. The award pays tribute to a CFO who has made outstanding contributions to the media industry. Fisher was Entercom's…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:40pm -
  • WGN Joins Alliance To Help Youth Of Chicago
    Chicago has had its share of problems in recent times and there’s never been more of a need to give the city’s youth some hope. So WGN Radio is teaming up with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the City of Chicago and over 30 radio stations t…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:40pm -
  • Lang & Johnston Join Westwood One Sales Team
    They’re both industry veteran sellers who've been named Director, National Partnerships at Westwood One. Delanne Lang (right) and Diane Johnston will work closely with national brands and agency partners to provide strategic marketing solutions.
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:30pm -
  • CMG Houston Acknowledged For Charity Work
    The Texas Association of Broadcasters is handing out the awards and Cox Media Group is to receive the Bonner McLane Public Service Award for outstanding public service in the Large Market Radio Category. The award will be presented at the 2017 TAB Co…
    - 9 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:30pm -

Radio Online

  • iHM/Dallas Names Kannon to 102.9 Now Afternoons

    iHM/Dallas Names Kannon to 102.9 Now Afternoons

    iHeartMedia's Hot AC KDMX-FM (102.9 Now) Dallas taps Kannon to host the station's afternoon programming from 2-7pm, effective June 1. He most recently served as morning co-host at crosstown KVIL-FM. Kannon also previously served as morning host at KL…
    - 11 hours ago 23 May 17, 5:34pm -
  • Farneda Returns to WXRT/Chicago as Music Director

    Farneda Returns to WXRT/Chicago as Music Director

    CBS Radio Chicago appoints John Farneda as Music Director for AAA WXRT-FM. He's held MD duties on an interim basis since early April. This marks a return to the station for Farneda who previously held the MD post at XRT for more than 13 years from 20…
    - 16 hours ago 23 May 17, 12:20pm -
  • Study Reveals 9am as Best Workday Contest Time

    Study Reveals 9am as Best Workday Contest Time

    NuVoodoo Media Services announces that its recent "NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects" study of nearly 5,700 respondents across all PPM markets revealed that, among likely PPM participants, nearly 60% listen to radio at work -- far more than the number of th…
    - 19 hours ago 23 May 17, 9:33am -
  • Alpha/West Palm Beach Acquires WFTL and WMEN

    Alpha/West Palm Beach Acquires WFTL and WMEN

    Alpha Media/West Palm Beach announces has agreed to acquire News/Talk WFTL-AM (850) and Sports WMEN-AM (640). The duo join current stations AC WRMF-FM (97.9), AC WEAT-FM (Sunny 107.9), Country WIRK-FM (103.1), Urban AC WMBX-FM (X102.3) and Urban W242…
    - 20 hours ago 23 May 17, 8:18am -
  • iHM/Austin Debuts Spanish CHR ''TU 103.1''

    iHM/Austin Debuts Spanish CHR ''TU 103.1''

    iHeartMedia Austin flipped Sports K276EL-FM to Spanish CHR ''TU 103.1" on Tuesday. The station will kick off with commercial-free music featuring around-the-clock Spanish and English songs. TU 103.1 will air music from artists such as Enrique Iglesia…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 8:05am -
  • Delanne Lang, Diane Johnston Join WO Sales Team

    Delanne Lang, Diane Johnston Join WO Sales Team

    Delanne Lang and Diane Johnston are both appointed Director/National Partnerships at Westwood One. Lang comes to Westwood One from AdLarge, where she was a National Accounts Manager for six years and will based in New York. She also spent five years…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:43am -
  • Beasley Media Group Unveils New Format Captains

    Beasley Media Group Unveils New Format Captains

    Beasley Media Group designates WMMR-FM and WMGK-FM Program Director Bill Weston, WMJX-FM and WBQT-FM/Boston PD and market OM Cadillac Jack, KOAS-FM and KVGS-FM/Las Vegas PD and market OM John Candelaria, WSOC-FM and WBCN-FM/Charlotte Operations Manag…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:32am -
  • iHM/Nashville Names Gerry House Voice of Big Legend

    iHM/Nashville Names Gerry House Voice of Big Legend

    iHeartMedia Nashville taps veteran air personality Gerry House to once again hit the airwaves as an official voice of Country "The Big Legend at 98.3," effective May 26th at 7am. After years of retirement, the legendary radio personality will once ag…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 9:59pm -
  • Mike Lupica Podcast Surpasses One Million Listeners

    Mike Lupica Podcast Surpasses One Million Listeners

    Compass Media Networks has announced that "The Mike Lupica Podcast" has surpassed its one millionth download. Recently nominated for a 2017 Webby Award for "Best Sports Podcast," The Mike Lupica Podcast features its host in conversations with sports…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 8:56pm -
  • SBS Q1 Net Revenues Down 1%, Loss Narrows

    SBS Q1 Net Revenues Down 1%, Loss Narrows

    Spanish Broadcasting System reported first quarter first quarter net revenues of $31.3 million down 1% from $31.6 million in 2016. Radio revenues declined 1% to $28.2 million from $28.5 million due to decreases in national, network and local revenue.…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 12:18pm -
  • USU Taps KZNS as New Flagship for Aggie Athletics

    USU Taps KZNS as New Flagship for Aggie Athletics

    Utah State University and Learfield's Aggie Sports Properties, the multimedia rights holder for USU Athletics, ink a partnership with Larry H. Miller Sports andamp; Entertainment's KZNS-AM (1280 The Zone) Salt Lake City to become the new flagship for…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:19am -
  • Entercom Charlotte Extends Matt and Ramona Contract

    Entercom Charlotte Extends Matt and Ramona Contract

    Entercom Charlotte inks a multi-year extension with WLNK-FM (107.9 The Link) afternoon hosts Matt Harris and Ramona Holloway. The "Matt and Ramona" show will continue to air weekdays from 3-7pm. The duo first met in Columbus, OH, working on the "Morn…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:05am -
  • Florence Named KVYB/Oxnard-Ventura PD/Afternoons

    Florence Named KVYB/Oxnard-Ventura PD/Afternoons

    Cumulus Media appoints Matthew Florence (aka Doughboy) as Program Director and afternoons personality for Rhythmic CHR KVYB-FM (103.3 The Vibe)/Oxnard-Ventura CA. Florence joins 103.3 The Vibe from CHR KDLW-FM (Z106.3) in Albuquerque, where he was As…
    - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 9:08am -
  • Japaridze Joins Edison as VP/Public Affairs Research

    Japaridze Joins Edison as VP/Public Affairs Research

    Edison Research appoints Dr. Nino Japaridze to the new role of Vice President for Public Affairs Research. Based in Washington, DC, she'll lead Edison's public affairs and international research practice. Japaridze brings over 20 years of public affa…
    - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 7:48am -
  • Red Zebra Sells WSPZ-AM/Washington DC for $2.1M

    Red Zebra Sells WSPZ-AM/Washington DC for $2.1M

    Red Zebra Broadcasting has agreed to sell 5kW WSPZ-AM (Sports/Talk 570) Bethesda, MD (servingWashington, DC) to AM 570 LLC for $2.1 million. Earlier this week, Red Zebra agreed to sell WWXX, which was previously apart of a Washington, DC-area triple…
    - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 7:42am -
  • 3 Reps Join Local Radio Freedom Act as Co-sponsors

    3 Reps Join Local Radio Freedom Act as Co-sponsors

    Three Members of the House of Representatives have joined as co-sponsors of a bipartisan resolution that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 18…
    - 5 days ago 18 May 17, 7:40pm -
  • Louisville Public Media's KyCIR Hires Klibanoff

    Louisville Public Media's KyCIR Hires Klibanoff

    Louisville Public Media hires Eleanor Klibanoff to join the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR). Klibanoff currently reports for WPSU and Keystone Crossroads, a statewide public radio collaboration that examines Pennsylvania's changin…
    - 5 days ago 18 May 17, 7:31pm -
  • WSGW's Williams Named Michigan APME President

    WSGW's Williams Named Michigan APME President

    Alpha Media/Saginaw, MI, announces that WSGW-AM andamp; FM News Director Ann Williams was named President of Michigan Associated Press Media Editors (APME). She was installed at the APME banquet in Lansing on April 30. Williams has served on the APME…
    - 5 days ago 18 May 17, 7:21pm -
  • Report: SiriusXM in Talks to Acquire Pandora

    Report: SiriusXM in Talks to Acquire Pandora

    Liberty Media-backed SiriusXM is in active discussions to acquire streaming media firm Pandora, reports The New York Post. SiriusXM has shown interest in the Oakland, CA-based company before and has recently restarted talks with Pandora's banks and i…
    - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 8:23am -
  • Futuri Media's TopicPulse Ups Jill Manuel to PM

    Futuri Media's TopicPulse Ups Jill Manuel to PM

    Futuri Media promotes Peabody Award-winning broadcast news exec Jill Manuel (pictured) to Product Manager of TopicPulse -- a social story-surfacing tool for broadcasters. She'll also oversee the creation of a team of radio format-specific content wri…
    - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 8:13am -
  • VuHaus Adds WYMS-FM (88Nine Radio) Milwaukee

    VuHaus Adds WYMS-FM (88Nine Radio) Milwaukee

    VuHaus adds WYMS-FM (88Nine Radio) Milwaukee as the newest affiliate of the music discovery video platform for public media, a network of public media organizations that share a common mission to support emerging and local artists. Community-funded 8…
    - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 8:00am -
  • iHM/St. Louis Names Maurice Devoe as KMJM PD

    iHM/St. Louis Names Maurice Devoe as KMJM PD

    iHeartMedia appoints veteran programmer Maurice DeVoe as Program Director for Urban KMJM-FM (100.3 The Beat), effective June 5. DeVoe joins iHM from Cumulus Media, where he served as Corporate Program Director for its Urban and Rhythmic formats and P…
    - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 7:47am -
  • FCC Launches Review of Media Regulations

    FCC Launches Review of Media Regulations

    The Federal Communications Commission today issued a Public Notice that begins a review of its rules applicable to media entities, including broadcasters, cable operators, and satellite television providers. The FCC's action invites public comment on…
    - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 7:45am -
  • FCC Modernizes Personal Radio Services Rules

    FCC Modernizes Personal Radio Services Rules

    Today, the FCC took steps to update the Personal Radio Services rules, also known as Part 95 of the Commission's rules, in order to modernize them, remove outdated requirements, and reorganize them to make it easier to find information. Significantly…
    - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 7:44am -
  • Study: Radio Elevates Brand Awareness, App Usage

    Study: Radio Elevates Brand Awareness, App Usage

    A new Nielsen study, commissioned by Westwood One, is demonstrating how radio elevates key brand metrics for a money transfer app. The brand advertised in Westwood One's NFL coverage and saw growth in app awareness, app usage, brand health, and ad re…
    - 6 days ago 17 May 17, 9:08pm -

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

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Ron Kuby Exits WABC, New York.  So far, there’s no explanation from Cumulus Media about the sudden departure of Ron Kuby from the Curtis & Kuby midday show on news/talk WABC, New York.  The WABC website indicates Curtis Sliwa is staying on to hos…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:19am -
  • Monday, May 22, 2017

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Brian Wilson Exits WMAL, Washington’s ‘Mornings on the Mall.’  Announcing via Twitter on Friday, DC talk radio personality Brian Wilson says he’s exited Cumulus Media news/talk outlet WMAL-AM/FM, Washington.  Wilson wrote, “Today is the l…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 8:12am -
  • A Look Back at the ‘Power Pig’

    A Look Back at the ‘Power Pig’

    This column originally appeared in RadioInfo.com on October 1, 2009 By Sean Ross Ross on Radio   TAMPA — For a radio person of a certain age (mid 30s to mid 40s say), Jacor’s launch of “Power Pig” WFLZ Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 25, 1989 and it…
    - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 10:09am -
  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    FCC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Eliminate Main Studio Rule.  Many radio operators have been hoping the new Republican-led FCC would propose doing away with the main studio rule and that’s just what the Commission has done with yesterda…
    - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 7:39am -
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Fox News Channel Architect Roger Ailes Dead at 77.  The family of former Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes announces that he died early today at the age of 77.  The cause is unknown at this time.  His widow Elizabeth says in a statement, “I am…
    - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 2:39am -
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    TALKERS Magazine’s 2017 Heavy Hundred to Be Published on May 22.  This year’s edition of the “100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America” – also known as the Heavy Hundred – will be published by TALKERS magazine on Monday, May 2…
    - 7 days ago 17 May 17, 3:24am -
  • April 2017 PPM Ratings

    April 2017 PPM Ratings

    - 8 days ago 16 May 17, 8:38am -
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Cumulus Media 2017 First Quarter Report ‘A Clear Inflection Point.’ Compared to some of the other radio companies, Cumulus Media’s 2017 Q1 financial report was downright sunny.  The 1.7% dip in net revenue – from $268 million in 2016 to $264…
    - 8 days ago 16 May 17, 3:28am -
  • Monday, May 15, 2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    WFAN Sells Studio Naming Rights for ‘Boomer & Carton’ to Investors Bank.  New York City sports talk WFAN enters into a multi-year partnership with Investors Bank under which the bank will become the exclusive studio naming rights partner of the…
    - 9 days ago 15 May 17, 8:01am -
  • Commercial Fads and Fashions

    Commercial Fads and Fashions

    Al Herskovitz H&H Communications President   BRADENTON, Fla. — The wide world of commercials is no different than any other segment of society.  It goes through its periods of fads and fashions.  “Way back when” it was the singing commercia…
    - 9 days ago 15 May 17, 7:34am -

Radio Business Report

  • Ups And Downs Abound On Wall Street

    Ups And Downs Abound On Wall Street

    Media stocks enjoyed both gains and losses in a Tuesday trading session on Wall Street that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain 43.08 points, to 20,937.91, and the Nasdaq Composite grow by 5.09, to 6,138.71. Taking a big move downward is Cumulu…
    - 13 hours ago 23 May 17, 3:16pm -
  • WTTW Repack Game Plan Includes GatesAir

    WTTW Repack Game Plan Includes GatesAir

    The primary PBS member station serving the Chicago market has selected GatesAir to fulfill its FCC TV spectrum repack requirements. The wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions provider for TV and radio broadcasters will offer the station it…
    - 13 hours ago 23 May 17, 3:10pm -
  • Here’s The FCC’s Proposed Budget For 2018

    Here’s The FCC’s Proposed Budget For 2018

    Lean. Accountable. More efficient. Those are the key words that pop out of the FCC's fiscal 2018 budget proposal, which the Commission made public today. Indeed, the FCC is prepared to make some significant adjustments to its budget—and personnel.…
    - 14 hours ago 23 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • VICE Media: Telemundo’s Desired Fountain of Youth

    VICE Media: Telemundo’s Desired Fountain of Youth

    In a move expressly designed to bring millennial-appealing content to its multimedia delivery vehicles, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has forged an exclusive content partnership with VICE Media. The partnership will include the co-production of…
    - 14 hours ago 23 May 17, 2:59pm -
  • At-Work Radio Listeners: Potential PPM Participants

    At-Work Radio Listeners: Potential PPM Participants

    According to a study of close to 5,700 respondents across all Nielsen Audio PPM markets, nearly 60% of likely PPM panelists listen to radio at work. It's far more than the number of those who predict they wouldn't participate in a Nielsen Audio surve…
    - 14 hours ago 23 May 17, 2:55pm -
  • Linking Online and Offline Media Consumers: Radio’s Revenue Win

    Linking Online and Offline Media Consumers: Radio’s Revenue Win

    How can AI "supercharge" a radio station advertisers' return on investment? That question, among others, was answered by two top executives at Veritone today during the first in a series of exclusive webinars hosted by Streamline Publishing's Radio I…
    - 14 hours ago 23 May 17, 2:30pm -
  • Broadcast Actions On A Deal-Free Day

    Broadcast Actions On A Deal-Free Day

    There were no new transactions posted by the Commission on Tuesday, May 23. However, there were several Broadcast Actions as of May 18 posted in the day's Public Notice, and we've provided them for you.
    - 15 hours ago 23 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • MFM Honors Entercom’s Now-Former CFO

    MFM Honors Entercom’s Now-Former CFO

    The Media Financial Management Association's Distinguished CFO Award pays tribute to a Chief Financial Officer who has made outstanding contributions to the media industry. This year's award goes to an individual that recently departed a pure-play ra…
    - 16 hours ago 23 May 17, 1:07pm -
  • WW1 Picks A Pair For Partnerships Roles

    WW1 Picks A Pair For Partnerships Roles

    Two veteran radio industry sales executives have each been selected to serve as Directors of National Partnerships at Westwood One, the Cumulus Media-owned syndicated radio program operation.
    - 16 hours ago 23 May 17, 12:12pm -
  • Trump’s Public Media Takedown: Take Two

    Trump’s Public Media Takedown: Take Two

    In a move that comes as no surprise to many, President Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget seeks to accomplish what his fiscal 2017 budget failed to do: zero out the funding of noncommercial secular radio and TV stations by the Federal government. As…
    - 17 hours ago 23 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Bigger SBS Q1 Story: A Narrower Net Loss

    The Bigger SBS Q1 Story: A Narrower Net Loss

    A press release distributed late Monday by Spanish Broadcasting System offered a highly abbreviated look at the media company's delayed Q1 2017 results. What was the company's net loss? That information was filed with the SEC, and we found it for you…
    - 17 hours ago 23 May 17, 11:30am -
  • A New Pro Card Reader Arrives From Sonnet

    A New Pro Card Reader Arrives From Sonnet

    The first in a new family of professional media readers that feature a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface has hit the marketplace. This reader, from Sonnet, employs dual card slots.
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • Need Speed For Moving Video Content Around The Newsroom?

    Need Speed For Moving Video Content Around The Newsroom?

    Does your TV station need something that can speed and simplify how your newsrooms manage and move content between production, archive and distribution processes? A recently forged partnership between Masstech and Snell Advanced Media (SAM) may be of…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • A Channel Integrator Is Now Available From Cobalt

    A Channel Integrator Is Now Available From Cobalt

    A new product that provides a single point of audio and video processing and control for converting a wide range of input sources and protocols to the desired outbound configuration is now available to terrestrial over-the-air broadcast companies.
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 5:00pm -
  • Omny, Triton Team For Continental Sales Pact

    Omny, Triton Team For Continental Sales Pact

    Looking to acquire an Omny Studio plug-and-play audio management solution? Give Triton Digital a call.
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 5:00pm -


Urban Insite

  • Spring ’17 Phase 1 Birmingham, Greenville-Spartanburg, Richmond

    Spring ’17 Phase 1 Birmingham, Greenville-Spartanburg, Richmond

    Nielsen Audio Spring 2017 phase 1 results for Birmingham, Greenville-Spartanburg, and Richmond. Birmingham | Greenville-Spartanburg | Richmond
    - 13 hours ago 23 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Chante Moore Visits WTLC-Indianapolis

    Chante Moore Visits WTLC-Indianapolis

    Chante’ Moore stopped by Indianapolis’s heritage UAC station WTLC & sat down with our midday show host; Jerry Wade to discuss her new love interest,  her upcoming album & raising her kids.  Check out the video here. Chante’ also joined some W…
    - 18 hours ago 23 May 17, 10:22am -
  • Sahbabii Stops By The JJ Solomon Show

    Sahbabii Stops By The JJ Solomon Show

    Warner Brothers newly signed Sahbabii stopped by and kicked it with JJ SOLOMON.  Sahbabii is on promo tour and JJ will be in the ATL on Wednesday Night for his mixtape release party at Club Opium . Pull up with ah Stick is a break out hit. SANDAS is…
    - 18 hours ago 23 May 17, 10:14am -
  • Radio at Work: NuVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study Reveals That Nearly 60% of Likely PPM Participants Listen to Radio at Work

    Radio at Work: NuVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study Reveals That Nearly 60% of Likely PPM Participants Listen to Radio at Work

    Over Half of Likely PPM Participants Listen to Radio at Work on Personal Devices NuVoodoo Study Also Reveals 9AM as the Best Overall Workday Contest Time NuVoodoo Media Services, a data-driven media marketing, programming and content intelligence pro…
    - 19 hours ago 23 May 17, 10:07am -
  • MMTC Featured Speaker: Ben Jealous

    MMTC Featured Speaker: Ben Jealous

    MMTC is inviting you to their 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, Financing America’s Future, as we convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, innovators, and investors to highlight the latest developments i…
    - 19 hours ago 23 May 17, 9:59am -
  • The Manchester Deadly Bombing, Ariana Grande Tweets

    The Manchester Deadly Bombing, Ariana Grande Tweets

    Ariana Grande tweeted after bombing at her concert:  
    - 19 hours ago 23 May 17, 9:45am -
  • BREAKING NEWS: 19 Dead, Scores Hurt At Ariana Grande Concert In England

    BREAKING NEWS: 19 Dead, Scores Hurt At Ariana Grande Concert In England

    Manchester, England Arena is where police confirm 19 dead after explosion happened at an Ariana Grande concert. All national networks are in live coverage now as of this post at 8:30pm Monday night, Latest live updates: CNN BBC MSNBC FNC
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 7:31pm -
  • Spring ’17 Phase 1 Baton Rouge, Louisville, New Orleans

    Spring ’17 Phase 1 Baton Rouge, Louisville, New Orleans

    Nielsen Audio Spring 2017 phase 1 results for Baton Rouge, Louisville, and New Orleans. Baton Rouge | Louisville | New Orleans
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • Listen To JayVyn, Going For Ads Now!

    Listen To JayVyn, Going For Ads Now!

    JayVyn “Private Dancer” For more information on JayVyn: CEO DAMG ENT. LLC   Mr. Dante Chestnut Sr. (414)-687-3940-Cell www.Damgent.com www.Chillprogram.org www.Musicpowers.com  
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:15am -
  • The Stars At Billboard Awards

    The Stars At Billboard Awards

    Photos by Carol O. (thanks Carol for sharing)
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:02am -
  • Insite: The Battle of the Sexes Among Radio’s Exes, Part II

    Insite: The Battle of the Sexes Among Radio’s Exes, Part II

    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:01am -
  • The Billboard Award Winners List

    The Billboard Award Winners List

    Drake was the big winner at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards taking 13 awards, most in a single year. Adele had 12 awards. Other Winners: Top Artist: Adele Beyonce Justin Bieber The Chainsmokers Drake — WINNER Ariana Grande Shawn Mendes Rihanna Twe…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:00am -
  • Indie Artists, We Want Your Music

    Indie Artists, We Want Your Music

    We Want Your Music New Music Insite is an independent online station designed for unsigned artists. This is the place where you can promote your music! You can upload as many tracks to the New Music Insite “Submit” page as you want. We also wa…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:00am -
  • Power R&B Songs 5.19.17

    Power R&B Songs 5.19.17

    Khalid – Location Childish Gambino – Redbone The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming Bruno Mars – 24 Magic Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like Charlie Wilson – I’m Blessed John Legend – Love Me Now LaLa Hathaway – Angel PARTYNEXTDOOR – Come A…
    - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 11:05am -
  • Power Hip Hop Songs 5.19.17

    Power Hip Hop Songs 5.19.17

    Future – Mask Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like Gucci Mane – Both Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE Khalid – Location Migos – T-Shirt 2 Chainz – Good Drank Russ – Losin Control Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3 Luke Nasty – OTW  
    - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 11:05am -

All About Country

  • A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribing Stations 5/23/17 GS AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 1 SP 17

    A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribing Stations 5/23/17 GS AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 1 SP 17

    BIRMINGHAM RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS       AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid    Data Released: …
    - 17 hours ago 23 May 17, 11:57am -
  • Cumulus Stock Grows

    Cumulus Stock Grows

    Cumulus Media stock has been growing the past couple of days.  Trading as CMLS on NASDAQ, the stock closed up 27% on Friday (5/19) to 49 cents.  On Monday CMLS was up 23.26% closing at 61 cents.  No one's sure for the uptick but there is plenty…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:45am -
  • David Letterman To Co-Host SiriusXM's Outlaw Country

    David Letterman To Co-Host SiriusXM's Outlaw Country

    Former "Late Show With David Letterman" host David Letterman and the show's longtime musical director, Paul Shaffer will co-host "Elizabeth Cook's Apron Strings"on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country channel tomorrow (5/24) at 9 a.m. (ET).  The show will fe…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:45am -
  • Gerry House Is Back

    Gerry House Is Back

    Country Music Hall of Famer and longtime iHeartMedia Country WSIX/Nashville morning personality Gerry House is coming back on the air this Friday, May 27 at 7 a.m. (CT).  He will crack the mic on sister WNRQ-HD2-W252CM, The Big Legend at 98.3.  His…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:35am -
  • Beasley Announces Format Captains

    Beasley Announces Format Captains

    Beasley Media Group has announced new Format Captains. OM/PD DJ Stout from WSOC and WBCN/Charlotte will oversee Country.  Other Format Captains include Rock WMMR AND WMGK/Philadelphia PD Bill Weston; Boston OM and WMJX/WBQT PD Cadillac Jack; Las Veg…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:26am -
  • CBS Corp. Gives Chairman/CEO Moonves Two-Year Extension

    CBS Corp. Gives Chairman/CEO Moonves Two-Year Extension

    CBS Corp. has given Chairman/CEO Les Moonves a two-year extension that will keep him in his position through June 2021, Broadcasting and Cable reports. Mooves' salary will remain at its current level, and he is eligible for bonuses and long-term perf…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:22am -
  • Morning Talent Needed
    Morning Talent Needed!  Northeast State of Mind..."Wake Up" Personality for small market privately owned, establised "Live" and Local Country radio station.  Minimum 2 years drive time experience, please.  Send materials that clearly demo…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:11am -
  • Trisha Brings The Preds Another Win

    Trisha Brings The Preds Another Win

    Trisha Yearwood sang the National Anthem at the Bridgestone Arena last night (5/22)  during the Nashville Predators' bid in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Series. Yearwood took to the ice before the puck dropped in Game Six as the Predators played the…
    - 22 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:08am -
  • Research Indicates 9 a.m. Best Time for Workday Contests

    Research Indicates 9 a.m. Best Time for Workday Contests

    NuVoodoo Media Services, a data-driven media marketing programming and content intelligence provider, announces that its recent NoVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study of nearly 5,700 respondents across all PPM markets revealed that, among likely PPM partici…
    - 22 hours ago 23 May 17, 7:05am -
  • Tragedy In England At Ariana Grande Concert
    The music industry, as well as the world is still in shock after hearing about the terror attack in Manchester, England at Ariana Grande Concert.At last report, there were at least 22 people, including children killed and 59 reported injured, many…
    - 22 hours ago 23 May 17, 6:59am -

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…
    - 56 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 56 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 57 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 58 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…
    - 58 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

  • John Farneda Makes WXRT Return Official

    John Farneda Makes WXRT Return Official

    From RadioInsightAfter returning to CBS AAA 93.1 WXRT Chicago on an interim basis in April, John Farneda is staying in the Music Director position permanently. Farneda previously worked for the station from 1983 until 2014 and held the APD/MD role a…
    - 13 hours ago 23 May 17, 3:56pm -
  • Beasley Announces Format Captains

    Beasley Announces Format Captains

    From RadioInsightBeasley Media has appointed four programmers to the new position of Format Captain for the company. Bill Weston, Program Director of Rock 93.3 WMMR and Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia will help oversee the company’s Rock stat…
    - 16 hours ago 23 May 17, 12:19pm -
  • iHeartMedia Launches Tu 103.1 Austin

    iHeartMedia Launches Tu 103.1 Austin

    From RadioInsightThe first flip of the usually busy Memorial Day Weekend has taken place as iHeartMedia flipped Alternative “103.1 iHeart Austin” K276EL/98.1 KVET-HD2 Austin TX to Spanish CHR “Tu 103.1” at 10am today. Positioned as “Donde…
    - 19 hours ago 23 May 17, 10:02am -
  • Talent Cuts At CBS, Cumulus & Entercom

    Talent Cuts At CBS, Cumulus & Entercom

    From RadioInsightWhile iHeartMedia has made the most news lately in terms of staffing cuts, recent downsizing moves have been made the past few days at Cumulus Media, CBS Radio, and Entercom. Two major market Cumulus News/Talk stations have shed tal…
    - 21 hours ago 23 May 17, 8:00am -
  • Gerry House Joins 98.3 The Big Legend Nashville

    Gerry House Joins 98.3 The Big Legend Nashville

    From RadioInsightGerry House will not be returning to mornings at Classic Country “98.3 The Big Legend” W252CM /WSIX-HD2 Nashville full-time after all, but will be the voice of the station starting this Friday. House and Mike Bohan will produce…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 5:10pm -
  • Heftel Broadcasting Acquires The Highway Stations

    Heftel Broadcasting Acquires The Highway Stations

    From RadioInsightRichard Heftel’s Heftel Broadcasting has won the bidding for the seven Highway Radio stations. Heftel, son of longtime radio operator Cecil Heftel and former GM of KLVE/KSCA/KTNQ Los Angeles for Hispanic Broadcasting, won the bidd…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 9:00am -
  • The Light Goes Out In Nashville

    The Light Goes Out In Nashville

    From RadioInsightThe Cromwell Group has pulled the plug on Gospel “102.1 The Light” W271AB Nashville/WPRT-HD2 Pegram TN and its currently stunting with a loop of Los Del Rio’s “Macarena”. This is the second time in as many years that Cromw…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 7:33am -
  • Kannon Joins KDMX For Afternoons

    Kannon Joins KDMX For Afternoons

    From RadioInsightiHeartMedia Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas has appointed Kannon to host afternoons. Kannon, who also currently hosts the syndicated Open House Party, previously hosted mornings at Cumulus CHR “i93.3” KLIF-FM and then CBS’…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 7:20am -
  • FCC Report 5/21: New Erie Allocation Dismissed
    From RadioInsightRick Rambaldo's ERIE Radio Company winning application for a new FM on 100.9 in Westfield NY serving Erie PA has been dismissed as the company failed to make its down payment in time and has been denied a waiver.The post FCC Report…
    - 3 days ago 21 May 17, 3:26pm -
  • WXPN NonCOMM Recap: Making metrics matter
    From RadioInsightThe post WXPN NonCOMM Recap: Making metrics matter appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 9:33am -
  • WXPN NonCOMM recap: A conversation on community-building
    From RadioInsightThe post WXPN NonCOMM recap: A conversation on community-building appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 9:32am -
  • WXPN NonCOMM Recap: The view from within the industry
    From RadioInsightThe post WXPN NonCOMM Recap: The view from within the industry appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 9:31am -

Topix

  • !Ridgefield school start-times effort running behind
    After weeks of delays and complaints from parents, the school board Monday decided on a timeline for changing school start times to better align with student sleep schedules that would be put into place for the 2018-19 school year A new start-times c…
    - 8 hours ago 23 May 17, 9:05pm -
  • Joseph M. Field Purchases 151,545 Shares of Entercom Communications Corp. (ETM) Stock
    Entercom Communications Corp. Chairman Joseph M. Field purchased 151,545 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $9.84 per share, with a total value of $1,491,202.80.
    - 22 hours ago 23 May 17, 6:26am -
  • Beasley Broadcast Group Inc (BBGI) Director Joe B. Cox Sells 3,550 Shares
    Beasley Broadcast Group Inc Director Joe B. Cox sold 3,550 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.41, for a total transaction of $29,855.50.
    - 1 day ago 23 May 17, 1:51am -
  • Clarence Thomas Joins Liberals, Shocks World
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the memorial service for his former colleague Antonin Scalia on March 1, 2016, in Washington, D.C. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that two congressional districts in Nor…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 9:22pm -
  • The Top Penny Stock Gainers of May 2017
    The top-performing penny stock of May so far is Cumulus Media Inc., which has seen shares soar 140.8% to $0.68 in just three weeks. CMLS stock has rocketed due to swirling rumors of a possible buyout by the firm's former CEO Lew Dickey and his new co…
    - 1 day ago 22 May 17, 4:53pm -
  • Amtrak is under fire for delays at NY Penn Station
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - After a month of breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, Amtrak will be making major repairs to tracks, but leaders from New York and New Jersey are calling on Amtrak to give up control of the station.
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 12:23pm -
  • Worldwide Radio Summit 2017 -- In Pictures
    More than 800 attended the 7th Annual WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT on MAY 3rd-5th at THE W HOTEL in HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA. ALL ACCESS Publisher and WWRS Co-Founder JOEL DENVER commented, "WORLDWIDE RADIO SUMMIT 2017 was our largest event to date with over…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 7:50am -
  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Stock Rating Lowered by Vetr Inc.
    They presently have a $5.00 price target on the stock. Vetr 's price objective suggests a potential upside of 1.83% from the stock's previous close.
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 7:50am -
  • Looking Back: May 22, 2017
    Under two separate deals, Clear Channel Communications Inc. announced plans to sell three FM stations and one AM station to the Florida-based Good The book drew a complaint earlier this month from a member of the library foundation who said the graph…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 3:19am -
  • Training for a new career: Michael & Son starts skilled trades academy in Richmond
    Owner Basim M. Mansour inside the training facility at Michael & Son's Richmond facility in the buildings that formerly housed the A.H. Robins company. Jim Hays, a master electrician, plumber and HVAC technician, teaches students about the workings o…
    - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 1:10am -
  • Harris Co. (HRS) Shares Bought by Scout Investments Inc.
    Scout Investments Inc. increased its stake in shares of Harris Co. by 9.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports.
    - 2 days ago 21 May 17, 8:38pm -
  • Toronto Dominion Bank Raises Stake in Harris Co.
    Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in Harris Co. by 56.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports.
    - 3 days ago 21 May 17, 4:05pm -
  • Fleeing from swastikas in Germany, they found refuge at HBCUs in the Jim Crow south
    Despite promising to release his tax returns in a televised debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump continues to show that... With the news that the orange ignoramus in the White House recently questioned the constitutionality of federal funding fo…
    - 3 days ago 21 May 17, 11:32am -
  • Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been a passionate proponent of expanding school choice, including private school vouchers and charter schools, and she has the clear backing of President Trump. But does the research justify her enthusiasm? Experts…
    - 3 days ago 21 May 17, 6:52am -
  • David Brooks Whacks Trump on Taxpayer-Funded NPR: 'We Used to...
    It was a high-drama week of big, anonymously-sourced anti-Trump scoops, and taxpayer-funded National Public Radio was ready to built momentum for impeachment. Its "Week in Review" panelists presented Trump as a crappy criminal, his team a "crew of vi…
    - 3 days ago 20 May 17, 7:26pm -
  • Google Android OS installed on 2 bn active devices
    Google announced on Thursday at its I/O Developer Conference that Google Assistant , the Google version of voice assistant technology, will be available for download from the App Store , a year after the app was initially launched. Also , for the use…
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 3:02pm -
  • 3 Potential Paths For Pandora
    Pandora Media Inc is on the market with a 30-day sale goal, and none but Sirius XM Holdings Inc. seems to notice. Still, the potential union between Pandora and the Liberty Sirius XM Group subsidiary, reportedly revisited Wednesday, inspired investor…
    - 4 days ago 20 May 17, 10:41am -

Mark Ramsey Media

  • Media Unplugged: Twitter’s Misbegotten Live Video Strategy

    Media Unplugged: Twitter’s Misbegotten Live Video Strategy

    Twitter’s Misbegotten Live Video Strategy. And…Champagne and Caviar Dreams, Meet Cold Hard Cash. Plus, rants and raves about the visual effects artist with the most amazing video to sell his used car – ever, and more. It’s episode 63 of Medi…
    - 7 days ago 17 May 17, 4:06pm -
  • This Is How Long Your Podcast Should Be

    This Is How Long Your Podcast Should Be

    At NAB, Rob Walch, VP at Libsyn (and a very smart guy) attempted to debunk the “myth” that shorter-length podcasts are more popular than long-form shows. And he did it by sharing Libsyn data indicating that “84% of podcasts with more than 100,0…
    - 22 days ago 2 May 17, 11:45am -
  • Media Unplugged: Inside Media’s Data-Driven Future

    Media Unplugged: Inside Media’s Data-Driven Future

    Inside media’s data-driven future. And… Here’s how advertisers ignore data. Plus, rants and raves about overt messaging and suspension of disbelief, Disney’s new Star Wars Land, and how Suave fooled a bunch of beauty influencers into thinking…
    - 22 days ago 1 May 17, 4:58pm -
  • 6 Reasons Your Station Should Do Perceptual Research

    6 Reasons Your Station Should Do Perceptual Research

    Perceptual research is survey-based research designed to build your brand and position it in a crowded marketplace. It’s strategic in nature, unlike the strictly tactical nature of music research (knowing the right songs to play is great, but if yo…
    - 26 days ago 28 Apr 17, 11:21am -
  • 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…
    - 34 days ago 20 Apr 17, 9:00am -

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"

- 28 Dec 16, 12:15pm -
hivio 2016 - Jesse Thorn on Leveraging Podcasting and Radio

- 8 Dec 16, 1:27pm -
hivio 2016: How Radio Can Make a Real Difference in Local Communities

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    Holland Cook

    Survival Speech For Talkers

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    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

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    Talk Radio: Entertainment? Hate speech?

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    Jacobs Media

    • Changes In Radio’s Corner Offices

      Changes In Radio’s Corner Offices

      Change is in the air in the business word - and radio is no exception. It requires executives with transformational leadership skills. A new Fast Company article lists new skillsets that every corporate leader should possess. Here's a look at how th…
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    • Why Radio Needs To Think Like Cirque du Soleil

      Why Radio Needs To Think Like Cirque du Soleil

      After 146 years, Ringling Brothers is shutting down the circus, one of the world's most iconic entertainment brands. In the meantime, Cirque du Soleil is thriving. In this entertainment transition, here are 10 lessons for the radio industry about re…
      - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 4:10am -
    • 9 Ways to Promote Your Radio Station’s Mobile App

      9 Ways to Promote Your Radio Station’s Mobile App

      Too many radio stations miss opportunities to promote their mobile apps. Here's a handy checklist to ensure that your station isn't one of them.
      - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 2:33pm -
    • Alan Cross: 5 Music Facts That Will Stun You

      Alan Cross: 5 Music Facts That Will Stun You

      We've all known musicologists in the radio business, but one of the true mavens is a guy names Alan Cross. His blog, "A Journal Of Musical Things," is potpourri of great music fasts, notes, and trivia that he updates every day. For our blog post to…
      - 5 days ago 19 May 17, 5:05am -
    • The Pop Culture Impact Of Classic Rock

      The Pop Culture Impact Of Classic Rock

      The Classic Rock and Classic Hits format are on their way to another strong ratings season, but the "hotness" of the format can be measured in many different ways. Today's post has some obvious - and quirky - indicators of the format's continued pow…
      - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 4:52am -
    • Pareto Power: Focus On Your Audience (Not Your Competition)

      Pareto Power: Focus On Your Audience (Not Your Competition)

      A laser focus on your core audience - not the competition - goes all the way back to Pareto's Principle - or "The 80:20 Rule." Today's post looks at how Amazon's Jeff Bezos has enjoyed amazing success by hyper-focusing on customer satisfaction and d…
      - 7 days ago 17 May 17, 5:10am -
    • Radio Bumper Stickers – Back To The Future?

      Radio Bumper Stickers – Back To The Future?

      Remember the days when radio stickers were a primary marketing tool? Now thanks to Apple, station stickers could be making a comeback. We've got a first look at how they work and how an old tradition might be revived in a modern mobile form.
      - 8 days ago 16 May 17, 4:10am -
    • Are Voice Commands The New Hi-Fi?

      Are Voice Commands The New Hi-Fi?

      We may be in an "iPhone moment" with voice command devices like the Amazon Echo. A Spotify exec, Ian Geller, sees these devices becoming the new Hi-Fi for homes, transforming the way we engage and connect with the music we love. For radio, this is…
      - 9 days ago 15 May 17, 4:25am -
    • Podcasts Are Different From Radio Shows…and It Matters

      Podcasts Are Different From Radio Shows…and It Matters

      Podcasts and radio shows are similar, but they're not the same. Don't try to take your radio show and post it online without understanding the differences.
      - 12 days ago 12 May 17, 2:10pm -
    • You’re Fired!

      You’re Fired!

      Executive firings are part of business and a fact of life. How they're handled by management speaks volumes about an organization, whether it's radio companies or the government. Today's blog post takes a look at that gnarly topic of layoffs, cutba…
      - 12 days ago 12 May 17, 5:10am -

    Holland Cooke Media

    • Entercom/CBS merger WILL change your game.

      Entercom/CBS merger WILL change your game.

      You have options. That’s my session at the TalkersNY2017 conference June 2. As listeners’ media consumption continues to change — and radio braces for the next round of Consolidation — I will recommend how you can exploit The New Normal. ……
      - 16 days ago 8 May 17, 10:39am -
    • 2017 NAB Show

      2017 NAB Show

      What a week in fabulous Las Vegas! And it was ALL business…honest… My convention notes from Talkers magazine: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday And in Thursday’s column I promised these interview tips from Jarle Leirpoll’s session “Smartpho…
      - 31 days 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 →
      - 46 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…
      - 53 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!
      - 79 days ago 6 Mar 17, 8:42am -
    • Say…what?

      Say…what?

      VIEWER WARNING: Your consultant is a former high school English teacher.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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?
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    • NAB Show/New York

      NAB Show/New York

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    Robert Feder

    • Robservations: ABC 7 may be dancing to 10 p.m. news victory
      Robservations on the media beat: Thanks in part to a boost from retired Cub David Ross on “Dancing with the Stars” as a lead-in, it looks like ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 will score another win for its 10 p.m. newscast in the May rating sweep, which…
      - 12 hours ago 23 May 17, 4:30pm -
    • ProPublica Illinois hires Tribune investigative reporters
      Two of the Chicago Tribune’s premier investigative reporters were among the first journalists to be hired Monday by ProPublica Illinois, the independent, nonprofit investigative news startup. Jodi S. Cohen, an investigative reporter and editor and…
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    • Madeleine Doubek joins BGA as policy chief
      Former Daily Herald executive editor Madeleine Doubek has been hired by the Better Government Association to oversee policy and civic engagement for the nonprofit watchdog organization. Doubek most recently was publisher of Reboot Illinois, the websi…
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    • Robservations: ESPN Radio breaking up ‘Mike & Mike’
      Robservations on the media beat: The long-rumored breakup of ESPN Radio morning hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic after 19 years is official. Greenberg will be leaving to host a new morning show for ESPN TV, starting in January. Joining Golic this…
      - 2 days ago 22 May 17, 6:00am -
    • Reader staffer’s shot at tronc bosses comes and goes
      A Chicago Reader story that harshly criticized the proposed sale of the alternative weekly to Chicago Tribune parent company tronc suddenly disappeared Thursday after one day on the Reader’s website. Under the headline “Can the Reader survive a s…
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    • One city under tronc
      “Keep in mind our competition is ESPN and DNAinfo and Facebook and Google and lots of other places than just the Sun-Times.” — Bruce Dold, publisher and editor of the Chicago Tribune, on “Chicago Tonight” May 16. With the proposed sale of W…
      - 6 days ago 18 May 17, 2:00pm -
    • Robservations: Ready set go at WGN
      Robservations on the media beat: Now it’s WGN-Channel 9’s turn to show off fancy new digs. On its 4 p.m. newscast Wednesday the Tribune Media station will debut a new news set, featuring “the latest in studio technology, including two video wal…
      - 7 days ago 17 May 17, 6:00am -
    • Tom Joyner ending Chicago radio run
      After more than four decades as a fixture on Chicago’s airwaves, the superstar who dubbed himself “The Hardest Working Man in Radio” won’t be working on the air here anymore. Tom Joyner, who catapulted to fame and fortune as the legendary “…
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    • Eric & Kathy ready for a Hart break?
      The most popular morning radio show in Chicago is in its third week without co-host Kathy Hart — and without explanation to co-workers or fans for her extended absence. After 20 years alongside Eric Ferguson on Hubbard Radio hot adult-contemporary…
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    • Sun-Times sale to Tribune owners would unite old rivals
      The final chapter in the history of robust competition among Chicago’s daily newspapers may have been written Monday with news that the Chicago Sun-Times is headed for a sale to the parent company of the rival Chicago Tribune. Wrapports Holdings LL…
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    Mi2N

    Chicago Radio and Media

    • Cumulus Chicago Releases Numerous Staffers
      Cumulus Media Chicago, the operator of four radio stations in the Chicago market, fired or released many of its on-air and off-air staffers on Friday. It was the type of radio corporation mass layoff usually reserved for the end of the year, but only…
      - 25 days ago 28 Apr 17, 10:00pm -
    • WGN-TV To Debut New Weekly Entertainment & Lifestyle Show
      Starting Sunday, WGN-TV and CLTV will be airing a new half-hour weekly entertainment show entitled "S.E.E. Chicago." The "S.E.E." in the show's title stands for Shopping, Entertainment, and Events. Each weekend, "S.E.E. Chicago" will spotlight Chicag…
      - 27 days ago 27 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
    • WBBM-AM, WBEZ-FM, WGN-TV Win 2017 Regional Murrow Awards
      The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the winners of the 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievements by radio, television, and online news organizations nationally and worldwide. Four…
      - 27 days ago 26 Apr 17, 10:00pm -
    • News & Notes: Crystal Radio Awards; WUSN; WSCR; Lou Manfredini; WVON; WRTO; Mancow; David Plummer; More
      Today's News & Notes features 15 local media news items, including: Crystal Radio Awards pass over four Chicago stations; WUSN-FM heads to the kitchen; WSCR-AM covers the Bears' first round draft pick; Lou Manfredini takes a bite out of the Big Apple…
      - 28 days ago 25 Apr 17, 10:30pm -
    • 87.7 MeTVfm Hires Bill Cochran As Imaging Director
      Chicago radio veteran Bill Cochran has joined WRME-LP/87.7 MeTVfm as its new Radio Image Director. Cochran's voice, imaging skills, and radio production values have been heard on the Chicago radio airwaves for over 35 years.
      - 29 days ago 24 Apr 17, 11:30pm -
    • News & Notes: FCC Spectrum Auction; Jerry Taft; Svengoolie; WCIU-TV; JBTV; Matt McGill; Steve Dahl; WIIL-FM; More
      This weekend's News & Notes features 15 media news items including: FCC's spectrum auction results revealed; FCC begins its spectrum "repacking" which will shift plenty of Chicago stations around; Jerry Taft is M.I.A.; Jesse Kirsch joins ABC 7; Maris…
      - 39 days ago 14 Apr 17, 9:00pm -
    • Chicago Bulls 1st Round 2017 NBA Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule
      For the eighth time in nine years, the Chicago Bulls are heading to the playoffs, this year taking on the Boston Celtics in the first round. The first game of the Bulls post-season will be Sunday evening. Locally, all of the games from this first rou…
      - 40 days ago 14 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
    • Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round 2017 NHL Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule
      The Chicago Blackhawks are back in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the ninth season in a row, this time taking on their division rival, the Nashville Predators. The first game of the Blackhawks post-season will be Thursday night. Games for this series w…
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    Nielsen Insights

    • Summer is Near, and Radio Habits are Changing

      Summer is Near, and Radio Habits are Changing

      When it comes to listening to the radio, summer brings a seasonal shift in tuning behavior that matches the lifestyle of warm weather days, trips to the shore and vacation mindsets.
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    • Asian American Women Influence Mainstream Shopping and Beauty Trends

      Asian American Women Influence Mainstream Shopping and Beauty Trends

      Asian American influences are having a profound and recognizable impact on mainstream U.S. culture. At the helm of this influence, are Asian American women.
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    • How Food Trends Translate in the Chip Aisle

      How Food Trends Translate in the Chip Aisle

      Given the depth of salty snack category, we put a few modern food trends to the test in the chip aisle to see how consumers would react to flavor innovations like southern biscuits and gravy, brown sugar and kimchi.
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    • Perspectives: A Small Change Makes a Big Difference

      Perspectives: A Small Change Makes a Big Difference

      Measuring an ad’s ability to communicate trust is a tricky business: perceptions of trust can be non-conscious, formed almost immediately and biased by subtle factors. Given these nuances, explicit research methods aren’t sufficient.
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    • How U.S. Convenience Stores Can Stay Ahead of the Retail Pack

      How U.S. Convenience Stores Can Stay Ahead of the Retail Pack

      While Nielsen research suggests that the strength of convenience stores will continue, it’s not guaranteed, particularly as consumer shopping trips decline, competing channels diversify and e-commerce grows.
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    • In the U.S. Beer Market, Above-Premium Brews Have the Most Froth

      In the U.S. Beer Market, Above-Premium Brews Have the Most Froth

      When it comes to popular craft beers, IPAs and seasonal offerings have been vying for the top spot over the past three years. While seasonal beers held the top spot in 2014 and 2015, IPAs racked up more than $1 billion in sales for the year ended Jan…
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    • Dissecting the Decline: Factors That Shifted the U.S. Grocery Landscape in First-Quarter 2017

      Dissecting the Decline: Factors That Shifted the U.S. Grocery Landscape in First-Quarter 2017

      The year has gotten off to a rocky start for U.S. grocers and FMCG manufacturers. Growth in the first three months of 2017 was slow across the store, and many are asking why. So what drove the declines?
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    • Flowers for Mother's Day Are a Win for Retailers

      Flowers for Mother's Day Are a Win for Retailers

      A stop at the local grocery, convenience or drug store provides a vast array of beautiful flower bouquets, floral arrangements, potted plants and outdoor plants for those looking to express their love and admiration for their moms this Mother's Day.
      - 13 days ago 11 May 17, 9:00am -
    • 8.5 Generation Consoles Level Up the U.S Video Game Industry

      8.5 Generation Consoles Level Up the U.S Video Game Industry

      From a content perspective, the storylines from the U.S. video game industry were nothing short of compelling last year, with subjects ranging from the first-person shooter excitement of Overwatch to the location-based augmented reality phenomenon Po…
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    • Virtual Empathy: How 360-Degree Video Can Boost the Efforts of Non-Profits

      Virtual Empathy: How 360-Degree Video Can Boost the Efforts of Non-Profits

      On the heels of Nielsen’s Global Impact Day, an annual cross-company annual day of service, Nielsen conducted a pro bono analysis to help non-profit organizations make better use of virtual reality as they engage audiences.
      - 14 days ago 10 May 17, 8:00am -
    • Connecting—and Protecting—the Big Investment: How Consumers Use Technology to Secure Their Homes

      Connecting—and Protecting—the Big Investment: How Consumers Use Technology to Secure Their Homes

      Across the connected home landscape, the most-used technologies include home automation, wireless home security, smart wireless sound system/speakers and connected appliances. The most used daily home automation features include lighting control, gar…
      - 15 days ago 9 May 17, 10:00am -
    • The Alcoholic Beverage Opportunity: Understanding Boomer and Millennial Shopping Behavior

      The Alcoholic Beverage Opportunity: Understanding Boomer and Millennial Shopping Behavior

      A recent category shopping fundamentals study delved into how impulsive Millennial shopping behaviors are when it comes to alcoholic beverages. And possibly surprising to some, the study found that Millennials aren’t the most impulsive shopper grou…
      - 16 days ago 8 May 17, 11:00am -
    • One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: the Adult Beverage Choices of Kentucky Derby Fans

      One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: the Adult Beverage Choices of Kentucky Derby Fans

      With bourbon whiskey being a key ingredient of the mint julep, the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby, it should come as no surprise that race viewers’ consumption of whiskey rises in May. But what other adult beverages do Kentucky Derby fa…
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    • Perspectives: Drug Stores Need to Make Healthy Living Habitual

      Perspectives: Drug Stores Need to Make Healthy Living Habitual

      As retailers ramp up their health and wellness offerings, and the lines between channels blurs, it’s interesting to think about the role that drug stores will play in an increasingly crowded, wellness-oriented marketplace.
      - 20 days ago 4 May 17, 8:00am -
    • Americans Spice Up Flavor Palates and Beverages for Cinco de Mayo

      Americans Spice Up Flavor Palates and Beverages for Cinco de Mayo

      Cinco de Mayo is just days away, and when it comes to fresh and packaged food, as well as alcoholic beverages (for legal-aged drinkers, 21+), Mexican-inspired spices, flavors and drinks dominate.
      - 21 days ago 3 May 17, 11:45am -
    • E-commerce is Fueling U.S. Retail Growth and Omni-Shopper Opportunities

      E-commerce is Fueling U.S. Retail Growth and Omni-Shopper Opportunities

      Through the first three quarters of last year, e-commerce represented an average of 8.1% of total U.S. retail sales. The pace of growth is increasing, however, and Nielsen projects that grocery e-commerce will grow at a combined average growth rate o…
      - 27 days ago 27 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
    • Reflecting on the U.S. Radio Listening Trends of the First Quarter

      Reflecting on the U.S. Radio Listening Trends of the First Quarter

      A quarter of the year is now complete for radio measurement in larger U.S. markets—and Nielsen’s March portable people meter (PPM) ratings present the opportunity to take stock of the changes shaping the radio landscape as the middle of the year…
      - 29 days ago 24 Apr 17, 11:00pm -
    • Spring Superpower, Brought to You by Superfoods Across the Store

      Spring Superpower, Brought to You by Superfoods Across the Store

      For retailers, spring is the perfect time to bring in-store attention to superfoods in the produce aisle. But did you know that consumers can find superfoods outside the fresh perimeter of the store?
      - 30 days ago 24 Apr 17, 11:00am -
    • 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.
      - 33 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…
      - 33 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.
      - 34 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.
      - 40 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…
      - 41 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.
      - 42 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…
      - 48 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.
      - 49 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…
      - 49 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…
      - 51 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.
      - 55 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…
      - 61 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…
      - 65 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?
      - 69 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…
      - 70 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…
      - 70 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.
      - 75 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.
      - 77 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.
      - 77 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…
      - 83 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.
      - 83 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…
      - 84 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…
      - 85 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…
      - 85 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…
      - 89 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?
      - 90 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.
      - 90 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…
      - 91 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…
      - 91 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.
      - 91 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.
      - 92 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.
      - 92 days ago 21 Feb 17, 11:00am -

    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

    • 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…
      - 68 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 →
      - 94 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 -


    George Reed

    • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: What Sinclair-Tribune Looks Like Is Massive
      By Adam Jacobson via RBR + TVBR INFOCUSSinclair Broadcast Group’s Talented Mr. Ripley — President/CEO Chris Ripley, that is — hosted an 11am conference call with financial analysts on Wall Street just two hours after an announcement confirming…
      - 13 days ago 10 May 17, 5:14pm -
    • 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!
      - 31 days 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
      - 40 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
      - 60 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,…
      - 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 -

    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

    • Is This Radio Music Host Just Being Honest or Just Being Dumb?

      Is This Radio Music Host Just Being Honest or Just Being Dumb?

      A Loyal Reader Writes: Is it okay to say that you don’t like a song a listener called in and requested? I’m only asking because I have a fellow broadcaster who sees nothing wrong with this, and I see it as alienating your radio audience (or at le…
      - 8 days ago 16 May 17, 2:19am -
    • SMART RADIO STATIONS SELL RESULTS, NOT NUMBERS

      SMART RADIO STATIONS SELL RESULTS, NOT NUMBERS

      A Loyal Reader Writes: “Previously I worked at a different AM station that subscribed to Arbitron (now Nielsen). The station I’m working at now doesn’t subscribe to any ratings service. So I don’t have any ‘numbers’ to prove. So it’s a…
      - 30 days ago 24 Apr 17, 2:21am -
    • This Brief Video Will Change Some Audiobook Narrators’ Careers Forever
      Sorry, registration for Dan O’Day’s Aikido Self Promotion for Audiobook Narrators is closed. Enter your name and email address in the box entitled “Alert List,” and if Dan decides to teach this class again we’ll alert you immediately.The p…
      - 55 days ago 30 Mar 17, 2:20am -
    • This Card Magician Has the Secret Formula for Increasing Radio Time Spent Listening

      This Card Magician Has the Secret Formula for Increasing Radio Time Spent Listening

      One difference between a “radio announcer” and a “radio personality”: The job of a radio announcer is to do what they’re supposed to do, efficiently and correctly. The job of a radio personality is to keep people listening longer than they…
      - 58 days ago 27 Mar 17, 2:03am -
    • RADIO DJs: Example of “Making Everything Your Own”

      RADIO DJs: Example of “Making Everything Your Own”

      In my radio talent seminars, I stress the importance of a personality on a music station “making everything his own.” Even though you don’t select the music, even if everything you do on-the-air is prescribed by your program log, if you’re a…
      - 62 days ago 23 Mar 17, 3:31am -

    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[...]
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    • 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[...]
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    • 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[...]
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    • 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[...]
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    • 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[...]
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    • 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[...]
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    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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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…
      - 5 Apr 11, 6:10am -
    • 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.…
      - 4 Apr 11, 6:30am -
    • 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…
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    • 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…
      - 14 Dec 16, 1:13pm -
    • 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……
      - 14 Dec 16, 8:10am -
    • ‘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…
      - 12 Dec 16, 11:46am -
    • 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

    • Wow in the World: a kids' podcast with plenty for parents, too
      This half-hour dose of science and technology has endless energy and a whole lot of fact-based funIt’s not often a podcast opens with the smashing of a piñata, particularly one that spills out seaweed, pandas and a brain, but Wow in the World (NPR…
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    • Today programme team at odds over all-male line-up on day after election
      Sarah Montague is one of two hosts of Radio 4 show said to have complained as Nick Robinson is lined up for 9 June slot with John HumphrysA decision to allow Nick Robinson to host Radio 4’s Today programme the morning after the general election alo…
      - 9 days ago 15 May 17, 1:57pm -
    • The week in radio: Global News Podcast; The Daily; John Cleese Presents
      World Service and New York Times podcasts show off their grasp of events in different ways, but John Cleese seemed to have lost his wayGlobal News Podcast (BBC World Service) | iPlayerThe Daily (New York Times podcasts) | nytimes.comJohn Cleese Prese…
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    • Don't apologise for classical music's complexity – that's its strength
      Naysayers argue classical music is being chased to extinction by technology. But young audiences in search of authentic experiences are embracing it more than ever before, says Alan Davey, controller of Radio 3Earlier this year John Adams read classi…
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    • The week in radio: S-Town; The Shock; Yeah, But It’s Not As Simple As That
      S-Town is even better second time round. Plus, Jude Rogers’s fascinating investigation of traumaS-Town | stownpodcast.orgThe Shock (Radio 4) | iPlayerYeah, But It’s Not As Simple As That (Vice) | vice.comA lot of post-S-Town discussion among frie…
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    • Nick Robinson: ‘The BBC gets a lot of public money – we have to take criticism’
      The broadcaster on his comeback from cancer, his new podcast, ‘lying politicians’ and his love affair with Manchester UnitedNick Robinson was born in 1963 and is a presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme, which he joined in November 2015. That y…
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    • 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…
      - 55 days ago 30 Mar 17, 6:52am -
    • 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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    • This week’s best radio: 6 Music's annual fest pitches camp in Glasgow
      The station’s annual city shindig is in full flow, while perennial folkies Fairport Convention celebrate 50 weird and wonderful yearsThe 6 Music festival comes from Glasgow this weekend with live music, DJ sets and complementary experiences by day…
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