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WTOP Launches App to Serve the DC Metro Region
WTOP/Washington, DC, launches a new app for both Apple and Android devices. The app provides a streamlined experience of the latest news, traffic and weather information important to the DC region through an user-focused approach. The app offers many custom features, including personalized news feeds based on a user's More

iHM to Air "Inside Psycho" Podcast Special
iHeartMedia will air the acclaimed podcast "Inside Psycho" as a 1-hour special adapted from Wondery's hit podcast throughout the weekend and leading up to Halloween on select iHeartMedia News/Talk radio stations across the country, including 710 WOR New York, 850 KOA Denver, 610 WIOD Miami, 1130 WISN Milwaukee and More

WideOrbit Adopts IAB Guidelines for Podcast Metrics
WideOrbit announced Tuesday that it's integrated IAB Podcast Measurement Guidelines and Apple's new iTunes properties into its WO On Demand podcast management software. The new features are meant to help podcast publishers monetize audiences by introducing industry-standardized measurement of podcast audiences and ad More

WOPN Adds ''The Kurt Warner Quarterback Podcast''
Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
The Westwood One Podcast Network, a one-stop platform, welcomes "The Kurt Warner Quarterback Podcast" to the lineup. In partnership with the National Football League (NFL), Warner's podcast features an analysis and review of the weekend's quarterback play. Warner is a newly-inducted Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and More

Billboard to Distinguish Between Free/Paid Streams
Billboard has announced that greater emphasis will be given to paid subscription streams with ad-supported activity remaining an important factor when compiling the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and other charts. Currently, the publication only distinguishes between streams from on-demand platforms versus programmed More

Radio Leads Music Discovery, On-demand Closes Gap
Integr8 Research has published the third in a series exploring how changing technology impacts radio listening and new music consumption. The good news is that local FM radio stations remain the leading source for 15- to 39-year-old listeners to learn about new music. Unfortunately, radio no longer wins that by a landslide as More

Emmis Q2 Earnings Skyrocket Over KPWR/L.A. Sale
Emmis Communications reported radio net revenues for its second fiscal quarter ending August 31, fell to $41.8 million from $46 million in 2016. Total net revenues were $42.8 million as compared to $58.7 million. Due to the sale of its Terre Haute radio cluster in January, 2017 and KPWR-FM/Los Angeles in August, 2017, the More

NAB Study Finds Apple iPhone FM Chips Do Exist
Following FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai's statement last week calling for the activation of FM chips in Apple's iPhones, the company issued a statement claiming the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do contain FM radio chips, or the antennas designed to support FM signals. However, NAB-commissioned quarterly 'tear down' reports from ABI More

Adams Radio Begins FM Chip Activation Campaigns
Adams Radio Group has launched a new campaign on every O&Oed station with a promotional audio, web and social media campaign to alert listeners and local communities of the FM chip available, but not active, on cellular phones and to enlist community support for immediate activation. Adams launched "activatefmchipnow.com" with More

FCC's Chairman Pai Urges Apple to Activate FM Chips
Ajit Pai
Ajit Pai
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released the following statement Thursday calling on Apple to activate the FM chips that are in iPhones to promote public safety: "In recent years, I have repeatedly called on the wireless industry to activate the FM chips that are already installed in almost all More

NextRadio Supports Pai's Call to Apple Over FM Chips
NextRadio came out in support of FCC Chairman Pai's call for more manufacturers, including Apple, to activate the FM chip on Thursday. The utility and urgency of having access to FM broadcasts has never been more apparent given recent weather emergencies. The company said, "FM radio is more than entertainment, and failing to More

iHeartMedia, Jingle Punks Team for Jingle Hacks
Coming off the inaugural National Jingle Day last December, which celebrated the power of jingles, iHeartMedia and global audio creative Jingle Punks have teamed up to create a series of Jingle Hacks across the country. The Jingle Hack brings music, advertising and tech together for a multi-brand activation -- a model that More

Senator Pushes for FM Activation in Smartphones
Activation of FM chips in smartphones has attracted attention in recent months with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying that you could make the case for doing so just on public safety grounds. Following the devastion of Hurricane Irma, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) says he's pushing for the government to require manufacturers activate FM More

CBS Radio Launches New Radio.com Streaming App
CBS Radio launches a new version of its free streaming mobile app, Radio.com. The app features a new look and logo, now with higher streaming quality. The app allows users to listen to a live stream of their favorite local radio stations with the added capability of searching for other CBS Radio outlets by location or genre. More

WOPN Welcomes ViewPoint with ''Bakari Sellers''
Bakari Sellers
Bakari Sellers
Westwood One inks a podcast partnership with activist, attorney and former Congressman Bakari Sellers. "ViewPoint with Bakari Sellers" debuts Wednesday, September 20 with former Presidential candidate, Senator, former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his first guest. The Westwood One Podcast Network will More

Fort Myers Listeners Seek Out Radio During Irma
When the latest hurricane hit Florida, residents turned to their phones for local radio. In a white paper, NextRadio -- whose app allows for FM listening -- said listener counts and session starts shot up 1,000+% in hard-hit Fort Myers-Naples-Marco Island. Listener counts in Miami and the Tampa area were up 850% and 700%. The More

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