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Gen Media Partners Creates IBA Radio Sales Rep Firm
Independent Broadcasters Association and Gen Media Partners
Independent Broadcasters Association and Gen Media Partners
The Independent Broadcasters Association (IBA) and Gen Media Partners (GMP) have announced the formation of IBA Radio Sales, a national sales and marketing team under Gen Media Partners, exclusively for IBA members. "IBA membership has been growing exponentially, stated IBA President Ron Stone. "To date, More

Podtrac Issues Weekly Podcast Data through September 27
Podtrac
Podtrac
Podtrac reports that podcast downloads were up 4% over the previous week and up 49% over the corresponding period last year for the week of September 21-27. The True Crime category showed the largest week-over-week download growth at 9%, while the Business category showed the lowest week-over-week More

Auto Aftermarket Study Shows Radio Ideal Marketing Platform
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One's Insights team reveals the results of the third annual study of the auto aftermarket category commissioned by Cumulus Media and Westwood One and conducted by MARU/Matchbox to determine the current state of America's auto parts retailers. The blog looks at the impact of Amazon and online More

Infinite Dial Profiles Listeners of U.S. Radio Formats
Edison Research
Edison Research
Radio listeners in the U.S. can't be characterized as a monolith as each format has listeners with different audio behaviors. New, format-specific findings on radio listeners were released today in the webinar "Radio Format Profiles: An Infinite Dial Study" presented by Edison Research Director of Research More

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RTDNA: Local Radio News Salaries Rose By 4.5% Over 2019
RTDNA
RTDNA
The latest newsroom survey found that local radio news salaries rose by 4.5% from last year reports RTDNA. That's triple last year's increase of 1.7%. Factor in modest inflation of 2.3%, and radio salaries gained 2.2% in real wage growth. That compares with a small loss against inflation of 0.2% a year ago. More

Report: Orion Samuelson to Retire After 60 Years at WGN-AM
Orion Samuelson
Orion Samuelson
Orion Samuelson, 86, will retire from WGN-AM/Chicago after 60 years with the Nexstar Media Group's News/Talk outlet, reports Chicago media columist Robert Feder. The hall of fame broadcaster and Chicago media icon says he'll end his run at the end of the year. "The Big O," as he's known, will continue More

EMF to Acquire KFMK/Austin, Salem Sells WKAT/Miami
EMF
EMF
Educational Media Foundation has agreed to acquire Contemporary Christian KFMK-FM (Spirit 105.9)/Round Rock-Austin, TX from Crista Ministries for $6 million. The deal includes a network affiliation agreement with EMF's K-Love network beginning November 1. Addtionally, Salem More

Radio Powers Streaming Video Subscription Service
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One's Insights team highlights a streaming video subscription service that recently utilized AM/FM radio to drive awareness and interest in their brand. It also looks at the current TV ecosystem and outlines how viewing patterns are changing. Radio is an ideal media platform for those in the market More

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RAB Presentation Features Jacobs Media COVID3 Findings
RAB Business Unusual Initiative
RAB Business Unusual Initiative
As part of RAB's Business Unusual initiative, RAB's next Open for Business live-video series features Jacobs Media with findings from the third iteration of "The Impact of COVID-19 on Radio Listeners" tracking study. This study focuses on how radio listener attitudes and behaviors have changed since the More

Triton Digital Releases U.S. Podcast Report for August
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released the latest U.S. Podcast Report for August, 2020 (August 3 - August 30, 2020) reporting period. NPR remained in the #1 spot with 43.2 million Average Weekly Downloads and 12.5 million Average Weekly Users, followed by Stitcher with 24.8 million Average More

Trump Nominates Nathan Simington to Replace FCC's O'Rielly
Nathan Simington
Nathan Simington
President Donald Trump has nominated longtime telecom lawyer Nathan Simington to replace FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly after declining to renew the sitting Republican commissioner for a new term as reported by Law360. Simington, a senior adviser at the National Telecommunications and Information More

Podtrac Issues Weekly Podcast Data through September 13
Podtrac
Podtrac
Podtrac has released weekly podcast data through September 13. For the week of September 7-13, downloads were down 1% over the previous week and up 43% over the same period last year. The True Crime category showed the largest week-over-week download growth at 9%. The Arts category showed the largest drop in More

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Jacobs Media Announces Third COVID-19 Study For Radio
Jacobs Media COVID-19 Study For Radio
Jacobs Media COVID-19 Study For Radio
Jacobs Media has announced its third study of radio listeners focusing on the impact of COVID-19. While the first two studies in March and May provided insight into the way the pandemic affected radio listening and media consumption, this study will focus on how the pandemic is More

Case Studies Show Radio Ad Campaigns Drive TV Viewership
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One's Insights team looks at multiple Nielsen case studies on its blog this week showing AM/FM radio ad campaigns lift TV viewership. The studies compared those who had been exposed to AM/FM radio ads for TV tune-in with people who had not heard the ads. The difference in TV audiences between those More

La Promesa Foundation Buys Texas Radio Outlets
La Promesa Foundation, headed by President Leonard J. Oswald, has agreed to acquire KEES-AM (1430)/Gladewater, TX and FM translator K243CU (96.5)/Longview, TX from Salt of the Earth Broadcasting, headed by President Darrell E. Martin. The purchase price is $125,000 cash at closing. Media Broker John W. More

Westwood One Releases Podcast Download-Fall 2020 Report
Westwood One
Westwood One
Cumulus Media's Westwood One has released its Podcast Download-Fall 2020 Report, an evaluation incorporating several studies that examine podcast audience and advertiser trends over the past five years. The fourth annual study was released to coincide with the IAB Podcast Upfront to share insights and More

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