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Research Finds Over 65% See Radio as Local
New research from Mark Kassof & Co. reveals that a solid majority of 18-64's see radio as a local medium, and most of those who do say they would listen less to a station that shifted to more national programming. Overall, 65% see radio as a "mainly local," while half as many (32%) see it as "mainly national." The survey found More

iHeartRadio Connects to New Subaru Dashboards
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced that iHeartRadio will be available in Subaru's new STARLINK infotainment systems available for demo beginning Friday at the New York Auto Show. This newest addition to iHeartRadio's portfolio of connected car apps further emphasizes Clear Channel's focus on extending the car radio More

Dierdorf Joins Brandstatter for Wolverines Football
The University of Michigan Athletic Department and IMG College tap NFL Hall of Famer and veteran broadcaster Dan Dierdorf to join Jim Brandstatter in the radio booth for Wolverines football broadcasts on the Michigan IMG Radio Network beginning this fall. Brandstatter, who has handled color commentatory on flagship WWJ-AM/Detroit for the More

Nielsen Audio Settles Infringement Suit Against LM
The suit filed by Arbitron in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky last August accusing LM Communications of copyright infringement has been settled. The ratings firm alleged that LM violated Arbitron's copyrights when LM's local group in Charleston, SC, "illicitly obtained" copies of Arbitron reports, databases, More

Internet Radio Changing Listening Habits
A new report by BIA/Kelsey shows that Internet Radio is changing consumer listening habits and the industry economics are starting to follow. Recognizing new opportunities to reach and engage with these audiences, national and local advertisers are shifting budget into Internet radio services. At the same time, new technologies More

FCC Says Ownership Rules Should Not Be Changed
In a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Report and Order (NPRM) issued Wednesday, the FCC has tentatively found that based on the 2010 Quadrennial Review record, current local radio ownership rules remain necessary in the public interest and should be retained without modification. The Commission believes that the rules More

InStore Audio Network Reaches 39 Million Daily
InStore Audio Network reaches 39 million shoppers on an average day, according to new audience study by Edison Research. InStore Audio Network is the leading provider of in-store audio advertising in Drug, Grocery and Mass Merchandiser stores. The research was conducted at a national sample of stores in the InStore Audio More

Spanish Broadcasting Reports Q4 Revenues Up 2%
Spanish Broadcasting System reported fourth quarter consolidated revenues rose 2% to $37.5 million from $36.9 million in 2012. Radio revenues also grew 2% to $32.9 million from $32.1 million, primarily due to local sales, special events revenue and interactive sales. The increase in local sales was primarily in our New York, More

Broadway Media Announces Senior Leadership Moves
Broadway Media has announced that G. Craig Hanson (pictured), Market Manager of its Salt Lake Radio Station Group, is retiring after 37 years to pursue station ownership in St. George, UT and other media consulting. Also leaving to to pursue other interests is Broadway Media VP/Administration Bret J. Leifson, who previously More

2014 Radio Mercury Awards Call For Entry Extended
The 2014 Radio Mercury Awards Call For Entry deadline for the $50,000 Best of Show and multiple other cash prizes has been extended to Wednesday, April 30. Eligibility has also been extended to spots and campaigns broadcast or streamed from January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. Finalists will be announced in May. This year's More

Live 95.5's Morning Mess Adds Hannah Byrom
KBFF Live 95.5/Portland, OR announced today that Hannah Byrom will join Tanya Brown and Mike Edwards on the Morning Mess Morning Show weekday mornings 5a-10a starting Monday, April 21. Hannah's experience includes Morning Show Co- Host at WAZO/ Wilmington, NC and Co- Host of nationally syndicated night show, "Zach Sang and the More

Rdio Inks Joint Venture with Grupo Bandeirantes
Rdio and Grupo Bandeirantes have announced a joint venture and strategic partnership for marketing, distribution, content and promotions that will significantly expand Rdio's presence in Brazil. This combination of the Rdio music service with the reach of Grupo Bandeirantes provides music fans in Brazil with a global and More

Curtis Media Closes on FM Translator CP in Raleigh
Eastern Airwaves LLC, an affiliate of Curtis Media, has closed on its previously announced purchase of a construction permit for FM translator station W226BV in Raleigh-Durham from Community Public Radio, a Georgia not-for-profit corporation. The purchase price was $130,000. Bob Heymann of the Chicago office of Media Services More

Alan Chartrand to Lead CCME/Boston Cluster
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has promoted Alan Chartrand to the position of market president for the Boston cluster. Chartrand will oversee the operations and programming of Kiss 108, JAMN 94.5, Evolution 101.7, and MIA 1430-AM. Chartrand previously served as Vice President of Sales for the Boston cluster and has More

Bouloukos Retires, Herman Takes Over CBS Radio/NY
CBS Radio/New York Senior VP/Market Manager Don Bouloukos is retiring from the company, effective June 2014, after a career in broadcasting that spanned more than four decades. Executive VP/Operations Scott Herman will assume Bouloukos responsibilities. Bouloukos first joined CBS Radio in 1998 following the acquisition of More

Schnacke Exits Hubbard Radio/Chicago as VP/MM
38-year radio vet Jerry Schnacke is out as VP/Market Manager for Hubbard Radio/Chicago, reports Robert Feder. Schnacke oversaw Hot AC WTMX-FM (The Mix), Urban AC WILV-FM (100.3 Love FM) and Classic Hits WDRV-FM (The Drive). Prior to becoming VP/MM in February, 2007, the company vet previously served as VP/GM of WDRV. Before More

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