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WO, NextRadio Offer On-Air FM Audience Reporting
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Westwood One inks an agreement with TagStation, owner of the NextRadio app, to roll out the first, and largest, interactive audience measurement tool of over-the-air FM radio. This alliance enables Westwood One to deliver consumer insights and More

Trump Intends to Nominate Carr as FCC Commissioner
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Brendan Carr
President Trump intends to nominate Brendan Carr, a former aide to Chairman Ajit Pai, to become a FCC Commissioner. Carr, currently the agency's general counsel, would fill an open Republican slot and the final open seat at the Commission. He's More

RAFAMEDIA to Broker Radio Vermont Divestiture
Radio Vermont Inc., owner of the largest base of radio outlets in Vermont has selected RAFAMEDIA to broker the sale of its five radio stations and translators, serving Waterbury, Montpelier, Morrisville, Stowe and Rutland in VT. Radio Vermont, More

New York State Ad Revenue Forecast to Hit $13.7B
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Local ad spending in the state of New York will reach $13.7 billion in 2017 across the Empire State's 10 local media markets, according to BIA/Kelsey's updated 2017 U.S. Local Advertising Forecast. Of that, broadcast radio is set to receive $992.2 million. The top five vertical market categories, are retail, general services, More

MRC Releases Draft of DA Measurement Guidelines
The Media Rating Council (MRC) has issued a draft version of its Digital Audio Measurement Guidelines for a 45-day public comment period. The draft was developed in collaboration with a large working group of organizations involved in the digital audio industry, which included digital audio ad buyers and sellers, digital audio More

Westwood One Says Pandora's Audience is Eroding
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With the official announcement that Tim Westergren has stepped down as CEO of Pandora, Westwood One looked at audio trends which show AM/FM radio remains steady and ratings are up, but the the picture paints a different story for Pandora. Three recently released studies show that the streaming music service's audience is More

Radio Continues as Top Weekly Reach Medium
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Despite the countless media and entertainment options available today, AM/FM radio continues to be the top weekly reach medium with 271 million Americans 6 and over listening to radio each week, according to the Nielsen Audio Today Report. This report offers a snapshot of the listening landscape viewed through many different More

Triton Launches Audio Centric Supply-Side Platform
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Triton Digital launches Yield-Op, the first Supply Side Platform (SSP) built specifically for online audio. Developed in accordance with the IAB's OpenRTB protocol, Yield-Op provides plug-and-play integration while delivering inventory control for publishers. As an agnostic SSP, Yield-Op allows publishers using any ad server to More

FCC Proposes to Add Blue Alerts to EAS System
The FCC has proposed to add an alert option to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect the nation's law enforcement officers. Called a "Blue Alert," the option would be used by authorities in states across the country to notify the public through radio and television of threats to law enforcement and to help apprehend More

Study: Public Radio Doesn't Have High Awareness
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A new study of Public Radio from Coleman Insights finds that radio listeners don't have a high level of awareness of the category. Low awareness, combined with listeners' inability to distinguish Public Radio from commercial radio, seems to impede Public Radio's ability to develop strong brands. Coleman Insights conducted an More

Trio Sells Interests in Baraboo Broadcasting
Jeffrey A. Smith, Gregory J. Buchwald and Anne M. Smith have sold all of their ownership interests in Baraboo Broadcasting Corp. to Kelly Martinson for $380,000. The Corporation is the licensee of 250w AC WRPQ-AM (740) and FM translator station W259BC in, Baraboo, WS along with the Special Temporary Authority for LPTV W43BR in More

Pai Picks Harold to Lead FCC Enforcement Bureau
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Harold -- an attorney with considerable experience within the agency, as well as a former journalist, rejoins the agency from Wilkinson Barker Knauer, where she was a partner. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Harold was a More

CBS Radio New York Launches New Daily e-Newsletter
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CBS Radio New York launches FOMO New York City, a new daily e-newsletter that delivers the latest New York-centric news and updates to a subscriber's inbox. The e-newsletter features stories from CBS Radio New York's radio stations and websites as well as select content from the most read NYC media including The New York More

Trump Intends to Nominate Rosenworcel to FCC
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Jessica Rosenworcel
President Trump will reportedly nominate Jessica Rosenworcel to return to the FCC as a Commissioner, after withdrawing her re-nomination by former President Obama in March. Rosenworcel, a Democrat, left the FCC at the end of last year after her tenure expired. President Obama then re-nominated her on January 4, in an effort by More

AGM to Acquire Four in Albuquerque from Univision
American General Media has agreed to acquire four outlets in Albquerque from Univision Corp. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Included in the deal are 100kW Rhythmic CHR KKSS-FM (97.3), 20kW Classic Rock KIOT-FM (102.5), 3.7kw Regional Mexican KJFA-FM (101.3) and 100kW Rhythmic AC KKRG-FM. In order to comply with FCC More

Nielsen Launches First-Ever Audio DMP with WO
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Nielsen has announced that Westwood One has selected Nielsen Marketing Cloud and its data management platform (Nielsen DMP) to launch the first-ever audio DMP, ushering in an era of highly specific radio audience targeting. Advertisers can now make sharper buying decisions across Westwood One's on-air radio and streaming audio More

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