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FCC Expands FM Translator Area for AM Stations
The FCC is expanding the site locations where FM translators can rebroadcast AM radio stations. The Commission says that the amended rule provides "greater flexibility" for an AM station to place a rebroadcasting FM translator in a location where it More

iHeartMedia Q4 Radio Revenues Climb 4.5%
iHeartMedia reported fourth quarter consolidated revenue increased 0.5%, while iHM (radio) revenues grew 4.5% to $939.1 million from $898.9 million in 2015. These revenues were up 2.2% when excluding political revenue. iHM operating income (OI) More

Triton Digital Releases the December Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for December. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform, accredited by the Media Rating More

Entercom Q4 Revenues Up 5%, Earnings Decline
Entercom Communications reported fourth quarter net revenues grew 5% to $123.2 million from $117 million in 2015. Station expenses increased 6% to $81.1 million from $76.7 million, while station operating income (SOI) was up 3% to $42.1 million. Adjusted EBITDA was flat at $35.2 million. The company posted a net income of $10.8 million More

Original Company to Acquire Illinois Duo for $390K
The Original Company Inc. has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 50kW Country WRUL-FM (97.3) and 1kW Oldies WROY-AM (1460)/Carmi, IL (covering Evansville, IN) from Withers Broadcasting Company of Illinois for $390,000 cash. Also included in the deal was FM translator 250w W229AU-FM (93.7)/Fairfield, IL. TOC began More

Over Half of Female At Work Listening Goes to Radio
54% of women who listen to music at work source it through radio. According to a Alan Burns and Associates/Strategic Solutions Research study of 2000 women, three out of four women (74%) who work full-time listen to music while they work. 40% of them listen to over the air radio, and another 14% listen to the online stream of More

Gow Media Acquires Lifestyle News Site CultureMap
Gow Media, owner of two Houston sports radio outlets, and sports radio network SB Nation Radio, announced the acquisition of CultureMap, a digital provider of lifestyle content in Texas. The new combination creates a multi-platform media company that is set to reach nearly eight million monthly. "This is a strong, More

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Speaks Out for FM Chips
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai spoke to the North American Broadcasters Association on Thursday, his first time as Chairman, concerning the Future of Radio and Audio. Even as the industry is in the midst of a high-tech revolution, where the Internet and mobile use have seemingly changed everything, he noted that broadcast radio More

Nevada Public Radio Closed on KJIV/Reno for $550K
Nevada Public Radio has closed on its acquisition of 790w Variety KJIV-FM (89.1)/Sun Valley, NV (serving Nielsen market 122 Reno, Nevada) from Open Sky Radio Corp. for $550,000. Open Sky is headed by Director Jeff Cotton. Greg Guy of Patrick Communications was the seller's broker, while Public Media Company brokered the deal More

Nielsen: News Radio Made Significant Gains in 2016
It's no surprise that listeners tune to News/Talk formats more than in non-election years in the lead up to November. In 2012, News/Talk radio's audience levels spiked during the election year, and in 2016 proved to be no different. According to Nielsen, the format gained significant listenership across PPM markets in 2016 with More

CBS Q4 Results Reports CBS Radio as Discontinued
CBS Corp., parent of CBS Radio, reported fourth quarter revenues were $3.52 billion compared with $3.59 billion in 2015. Operating income was down to $484 million from $770 million, while adjusted OI grew 10% to $733 from $664 million. The company reported a net loss of $113 million for Q4 2016 compared with net earnings of More

Who Do Women Love Most-Radio or Pandora?
In a Burns/Strategic Study, women 15-54 say they love their favorite radio station more than Pandora, and by a huge margin: 58% to 32%. This and other information about how women feel about radio today will be presented on Thursday in the first of four webinars from Alan Burns and Associates in partnership with Strategic More

Four Congress Members Added as LRFA Co-sponsors
Two Representatives and two Senators 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 129 cosponsors in the House and 12 in the Senate. Adding their support for the More

Study: Millennials Don't Hate Radio -- They Love It
According to research being released this week by Alan Burns and Associates and Strategic Solutions Research, 87% of millennial women look forward to listening to radio, and more than three-quarters (79%) of them feel there's a local radio station that really understands them. "We interviewed over a thousand women born between More

NYMRAD Issues 2nd Half 2016 State of Market Report
New York Market Radio Association (NYMRAD) has released its Second Half, 2016 State of the New York Market Report. This report is meant to help businesses, advertisers and the Radio industry stay informed about the New York economy and current Radio research. The Q3 and Q4 edition covers the New York region from July to More

Motorcycle Manufacturer Builds Its Brand with Radio
A new Nielsen study, commissioned by Westwood One, reveals how radio raises brand metrics and increases purchase intent for a major motorcycle manufacturer. Deployed on Westwood One's NFL and NCAA basketball coverage, the study found that radio elevated key brand perceptions. For example, those exposed to WO's NCAA basketball More

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