Home Login RADIO ONLINE

Find Radio Online
AM FM HD

Site of the Day
WPLA

Radio Business News

Sports Radio Tuning Tied to Baseball Opening Day
MLB Opening Day
MLB Opening Day
As the oldest professional sporting league in America, baseball has been around since before the advent of radio. The first radio broadcast took place on KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh in 1920, and a year later the first baseball game on the radio also aired on the station -- a Pirates-Phillies affair. That year (1921) also

iHeartMedia Revenues Down 3.1%, iHM Revs Drop 1.7%
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
According to a 8k filing with the SEC, iHeartMedia -- in the midst of chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization -- reported first quarter net revenues delcined 3.1% to $1.36 billion from $1.32 billion in 2017. Consolidated revenue was mostly driven by a 20.6% jump in International Outdoor revenue. iHM (radio) revenues

Salem Media Group Agrees to Sell KGBI-FM/Omaha
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group has agreed to sell 100kW Contemporary Christian KGBI-FM (100.7 The Fish)/Omaha, NE, to the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. The University of Northwestern-St. Paul also operates 20 non-commercial Christian CHR stations in the Midwest, including stations in Minneapolis and Duluth MN, Sioux Falls

Regional Media to Acquire Three in Canton IL
Regional Media
Regional Media
Regional Media has agreed to acquire 250w News/Farm WBYS-AM (1560), 240w W229BZ-FM (93.7) and 25kW Country WCDD-FM (107.9) servicing Canton, Pekin, and the surrounding area in IL. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Regional Media also owns stations in Macomb, Kewanee, Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon, and the Quad Cities with

Max Media/Norfolk Chooses Eastlan As Ratings Provider
Eastlan
Eastlan
After an extended period of operating without audience ratings, Max Media will again be a ratings subscriber but this time with Eastlan Ratings. Under the terms of a new multi-year agreement, Eastlan Ratings will field its initial audience measurement study in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News market in Summer 2018.

News Radio Audience Jumps Following Hurricane Maria
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen Audio
Radio broadcasters stay attuned to what's happening in their local communities, particularly during times of hardship or natural disaster. Its unique capacity to reach remote areas during times of catastrophe, radio continues to be a lifeline to the most vulnerable in times of crisis. The fall of 2017 was one of the most active

Swick Broadcasting Co. Closes on WFGA-FM/Fort Wayne
Swick Broadcasting Company has closed on its purchase of 2.8kW Sports WFGA-FM (106.7 The Fan) serving Fort Wayne and licensed to Hicksville, OH, from Talking Stick Communications for $300,000. Swick is headed by President Steve Swick, while Talking Stick is headed by Managing Member Alec Dille. Jason James of Patrick

iHeartMedia Launches New Analytics Attribution Service
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia announces the launch of iHeartMedia Analytics, a fully-digital attribution service for broadcast radio. By leveraging the data from iHeartRadio's digital ecosystem, iHM will enable broadcast radio to measure and show results in the same way as digital media, giving advertisers easy access to campaign performance

Radio Streams Represents Less than 10% of All Listening
Edison Research
Edison Research
The annual conference of the American Association of Public Opinion Researchers is running this week in Denver and Edison Research is giving four different presentations on best practices in survey research. One of these presentations is from Edison VP Randy Brown, who is documenting the issues that come from implementing

WWO Urges All Stations to Register C Band Downlinks
Photo credit: MBA
Photo credit: MBA
Westwood One is urging all major commercial broadcast radio outlets to register their existing C Band downlinks with the FCC before the Commission evaluates the 3.7-4.2 Ghz C Band for added mobile broadband data services. The company says that these potential additional services could create "insurmountable interference" to

Digital Listening Impacts Key Radio Listening Locations
Jacobs Media
Jacobs Media
Jacobs Media's Techsurvey 2018 -- its 14th annual online survey of radio listeners -- examines the media habits of 14 format core audiences, along with five generations. The big story to emerge is the continued changes taking place in radio's traditional listening locations -- the home, the car, and the workplace. From Pandora,

Cumulus Media Q1 Net Revenues Flat, Loss Narrows
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media reported first quarter net revenue of $263.7 million, down 0.1% from $264 million in 2017. Total operating expenses totaled $238.5 million, down fro $243 million, while operating income (OI) grew to $25.1 million from $20.5 million. Radio station revenue fell $168.2 million from $173.6 million, while Westwood One

Nielsen Audio Removes Four PPM Households in Los Angeles
Nielsen Audio
Nielsen Audio
According to a notice sent to Nielsen Audio clients on Monday, the company said it had removed four households in Los Angeles (ranked #2), prompting it to publish revised PPM ratings. "An internal review determined that these homes did not meet our compliance and data integrity standards," said Nielsen in a letter to clients.

audioBoom Merger with Triton Digital is a Bust
audioboom Triton
audioboom Triton
The merger combining Triton Digital and UK-based podcast network and technology provider audioBoom will not take place, according to a regulatory filing by audioBoom. The $185 million deal, announced in February, was set to close by the end of April. However, completion of the transaction was contingent on a fundraising effort

Study: Smart Speakers Work Their Way Into Moms' Routine
Edison Research
Edison Research
Smart speakers are working their way into moms' routine this year according to Edison Research's Moms and Media 2018. Smart speaker ownership has almost quadrupled, with Amazon Alexa leading the way. The report shows that 23% of moms own some type of smart speaker, up from the 6% that said so last year. The latest report

Emmis Fiscal Q4 Revenues Down 16%, Loss Swings to Black
Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications reported fiscal fourth quarter radio net revenues fell 16% to $28.4 million from $34 million in 2017. Pro forma for the sale of its Los Angeles and Terre Haute radio outlets, Q4 radio revenues were down 1% in markets that declined 3%. Revenues grew in both its New York and St. Louis clusters. The company

Changes & Moves
Melissa Forman
Melissa Forman
Melissa Forman returns to WLIT-FM (93.9 Lite FM) Chicago as morning host weekdays from 61-10am, effective May 29.Forman, a Chicago native, hosted mornings on the More

Quick Snaps
ABC Radio: ABC Radio's Jason Nathanson catches up with American Idol winner Maddie Poppe backstage. Photo credit: ABC News