Big Brew City AM Gets An FM Translator

In a sign of the times, Wisconsin's "most powerful radio station" is getting a translator as it attempts to lure FM radio listeners who rarely, if ever, go to the AM band. We've got an RBR+TVBR Observation on the subject, which begs the question if radio companies should just turn off AM stations already.

Smart Speakers Poised To Capture 30% Of U.S. Market

The allure of smart speakers continues to attract the attention of consumers, bucking the wider audio market's slowdown and even reinventing Amazon as the world's largest audio equipment vendor. However, that's just the beginning of a wider market transformation, with voice personal assistants (VPAs) at the heart of a new CE land grab, according to a comprehensive new market report from Futuresource Consulting.

MMTC Ready To Help Finance America’s Future With Annual Confab

Hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, insiders and entrepreneurs will gather Wednesday and Thursday to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting minority entrepreneurs and underserved communities, as the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) holds its 15th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Financing America’s Future.”

Shares Dip For iHeart On Word Of A Possible Debt Alternative

Shares of iHeartMedia slid by 8.6%, to $1.60, on Wall Street Tuesday as investors reacted negatively to news that it is considering a counteroffer to its ongoing attempt to complete a debt swap that has thus far seen scant interest from note holders.

Silver State Rocker Sold By Shamrock

In a transaction filed with the FCC today and finalized June 30, Scranton, Pa., based Shamrock Communications has agreed to sell the rimshot facility serving Nevada's second-biggest market. The buyer is quite familiar with the station: He built the property and is the since-retired GM of the company's cluster in this market.

Why Radio? The RAB Has A Microsite For That

Why the heck should a marketer consider radio when developing and finalizing a brand's advertising campaign? The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) has the answers all in one, convenient place, thanks to the launch of an all-new microsite housed within RAB.com.

Coming To Austin: ‘Dollars & D.C.’ Insight On Radio’s Future

Looking for insight on radio’s regulatory and economic future? Make plans to be in Austin, Tex., on Sept. 6 for the 2017 Radio Show, produced by the NAB and the RAB. Leading financial forecasters and radio group executives will provide insight on where radio stations are from a "dollars to D.C." perspective in a session led by Scott Flick, a partner at the Pillsbury law firm.
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Pepsi Pops Up With Big Radio Play

There's a big cola brand out there that wants thirsty consumers to consider its array of drinks this summer, and it has taken to radio spots to stamp this message in the minds of shoppers across the U.S. It's not Coca-Cola, but its big longtime rival.
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A New Stage In Life For ‘Vidavision’ FM

A big Class C3 noncomm to the north of Houston is trading hands. As a result, its current Spanish-language religious "Vidavisión" radio programming will soon be coming to an end. While the facility will continue to superserve Hispanics, with similarly themed non-secular programming, the new owners will be installing English-language religious programming. That's the top deal in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Monday, July 17.

A Forgotten Champion Of FM Is Remembered

On Tuesday, June 13, in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Ill., a radio industry pioneer passed away at the age of 89. For generations of FM radio listeners who tuned to Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) stations in the late 1960s and 1970s and enjoy music on FM today, this individual —Century Broadcasting Corp. founder and President George Collias—may be to thank.

Tardiness Is Costly For A Little College AM

Being late for school can send you to detention. A school being late with the FCC? That's a financial penalty, and a college in South Carolina just got a Notice of Apparent Liability for failing to meet an important due date.
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How Much Money Did CBS Radio Lose In 2017?

The CBS Radio stable of stations set to be controlled by Entercom includes many properties that are considered crown jewels in the radio industry. But, has CBS Radio been running them to the best of their respective abilities? This RBR+TVBR INFOCUS report features a deep look at CBS Radio's calendar Q1 2017 earnings and fiscal 2016 results. Some revenue woes on the horizon for the company led by David Field could be in the forecast.

‘Difficult But Necessary Decisions’ Mark Of Emmis’ Fiscal Q1

Emmis made "decisions that give us additional flexibility to address market challenges and opportunities," Chairman and CEO Jeff Smulyan said this morning as the radio company that owns TagStation and NextRadio reported its fiscal 2018 Q1 results. How did Emmis do? The title of a Marian Hill record comes to mind.

Linietsky Hits The Ground Running With Digital C-Suite Launch

Just 24 hours after the nation's No. 2 radio broadcasting company by total number of stations made a bold move by luring Larry Linietsky for the newly created role of VP/Digital Operations and Business Development, we now know what a focal point of his new duties will be.

Radio: The No. 6 Local Media By Dollars

BIA/Kelsey this morning released its mid-year 2017 update to its U.S. Local Advertising Forecast. How’s local TV faring? It’s No. 2. What about radio? There’s some not-so-great news for the C-Suite, but it mirrors other prognostications we’ve seen as of late.

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