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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 More

Matthews to Host RTDNF First Amendment Awards
The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) has announced Chris Matthews of MSNBC will host the 2017 First Amendment Awards Dinner. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Washington on Tuesday, March 14. "When it comes to American politics, Chris Matthews has seen it all, and he's More

Entercom Launches the Content Innovation Group
Entercom launches the Content Innovation Group, focused on providing listeners with a "deeper, richer experience" both on- and off-air via digital and social content and national syndication of locally curated content. The CIG will be led by Managing Editor Kyle McCann (pictured). He joins the company from Townsquare More

KABC/Los Angeles Wins Three Golden Mike Awards
Cumulus Media's News/Talk KABC-AM/Los Angeles captured three Golden Mike Awards at the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California's 67th Annual Golden Mike Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28 in Universal City, CA. The 790 KABC News Team won a Golden Mike in the "Best Newscast Writing" category for news More

Univision Expands Radio Magazine with Leon Krauze
Univision announces the nationwide expansion of its radio magazine, "En Boca de Leon" (In Leon's Mouth) hosted by journalist Leon Krauze, who is also the anchor of the 6pm and 11pm newscasts on co-owned KMEX-TV/Los Angeles. The one-hour program airs live, weekdays at 7pm and will feature real-time conversations with callers on More

Jane Pauley to Emcee 2017 NAB Show Opening
Journalist and host of "CBS Sunday Morning," Jane Pauley will emcee the 2017 NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 24 in Las Vegas. Hearst President/CEO Steven Swartz is headlining the event, and National Association of Broadcasters President/CEO Gordon Smith will present the "State of the Broadcast Industry" address. Pauley More

Salem Launches Kevin and Taylor in 60 Markets
Salem Media Group's "Good Clean Fun with Kevin and Taylor" radio show is launching into syndication in 60 U.S. markets. Among the stations already bringing the show to their listeners are Salem-owned music stations in Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland, Sacramento, Little Rock and Columbus, OH. The duo is also aired on the More

Hearst CEO Steven Swartz Tapped for 2017 NAB Show
Hearst President/CEO Steven Swartz will participate in an executive Q&A during the 2017 NAB Show Opening, Monday, April 24, in Las Vegas. The interview will take place following NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith's "State of the Broadcast Industry" address. Swartz became President/CEO of Hearst in 2013 after serving as Executive VP More

2017 NYF Intl. Radio Program Awards Open for Entries
The 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards is now open for entries. Since 1982, NYF has honored the World's Best Radio Programs, with entries from stations, networks and independent producers from over 30 countries. This year, NYF's category roster includes new updates "Best Live News Special" and "Heroes More

Matt Raback VP/MM for Cumulus/PA Group
Cumulus Media promotes 17-year radio sales executive Matt Raback to VP/Market Manager for its six-station cluster in York-Lancaster-Reading, PA. Raback was previously VP/Sales for Cumulus Media-York-Lancaster-Reading, and prior to that, was Sales Manager for Cumulus-Harrisburg, PA. Raback was honored by the Central Penn More

NAB To Expand Local News Innovation Challenges
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced two innovation challenges will be conducted over the next two years focused on uncovering broadcast news projects that serve the needs of local communities. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $200,000 to support the challenges as part of the More

RTDNA Opposes Legislation Which Threatens BBG
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) said Tuesday that it opposes legislation under consideration in Congress, which would threaten the independence of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the journalistic organizations it oversees. BBG is responsible for the operation of America's government-funded More

Report: How America Commutes and Media Plans
In the wake of the recent U.S. presidential election, advertising agencies received what The Wall Street Journal calls a "stark realization." How in touch are New York media strategists with the majority of the American audience? The Westwood One Insights team looks at how this applies to AM/FM radio in a new blog post More

Bill Introduced to Repeal Cross-Ownership Ban
Incoming House Energy & Commerce Committee chair Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) have introduced a bill to repeal the newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership ban, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Current FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the Democratically controlled Commission left the rule in place, which More

Report: CBS Radio News Makes Cuts Ahead of Spin
CBS Radio News is losing a number of journalists after its distributor Westwood One reduced its fees, reports the New York Post. The newspaper says that senior correspondents and executives were offered buy-outs in advance of CBS Radio's upcoming spin-off from CBS Corporation. Exiting are Executive Producer Charlie Kaye More

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