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Study: 13% of Radio Listeners Think Group Contests Are Bad
NuVoodoo Media Services recently completed 12th and latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study revealing that 38% of respondents were aware of the practice of group contesting among radio stations. Among those who are aware, 13% think they are bad. Among the larger population, the portion who think group More

EMF to Acquire WPFM/Panama City from Powell Broadcasting
WPFM-FM
WPFM-FM
Educational Media Foundation (EMF) has agreed to acquire 54kW CHR WPFM-FM (107.9)/Panama City, FL, from Powell Broadcasting LLC. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Powell Broadcasting is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Powell Group and owns radio stations in Panama City and Sioux City, IA. EMF is a More

SoCast Introduces Digital Ad Platform for Radio Revenue
SoCast
SoCast
SoCast has launched SoCast Ads, a digital revenue advertising platform that company says can bring more and new dollars to radio. The platform enables the sale and management of online display, video and mobile across a station's digital assets. SoCast Ads uses data from a radio outlet's digital channels More

BMG CEO Beasley Unveils ''Beyond the Business'' Podcast
Beyond The Business
Beyond The Business
Beasley Media Group announces CEO Caroline Beasley recently interviewed Dr. Shawn DuBravac, author of the New York Times best seller "Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live and Communicate" (Regnery, 2015), during a two-part interview for her new podcast entitled More

Potomac Radio Group to Acquire Two in Washington DC
Potomac Radio Group has agreed to acquire 50kW Asian WCRW-AM (1190)/Leesburg, VA and 50kW International WUST-AM (1120)/Washington, DC, from Potomac Radio, LLC and New World Radio Inc., respectively. Both outlets serve Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Terms were not immediately disclosed. The sellers More

Radio Drives Tune-In for TV, Delivers Younger Viewers
Westwood One
Westwood One
Westwood One is sharing the results from a major cable network's advertising campaign that used broadcast radio to help launch the returning season of a scripted drama series. The media plan also included paid TV and promos running on their network and co-owned networks. Westwood One retained Nielsen to More

Senate Passes Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act
The Senate has passed the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act (MMA), joining the House of Representatives in unanimously approving the first reform of music copyright law in decades. Because the bills are not identical, the bill now goes back to the House for approval, and then to the White House where More

iHM Acquires Stuff Media, Byrne to Head Podcast Unit
How Stuff Works
How Stuff Works
iHeartMedia has agreed to acquire Stuff Media LLC, a publisher podcast content, which includes the HowStuffWorks (HSW) podcasting business as well as a slate of premium podcast content further expanding its podcasting platform and almost doubling its usage metrics. The transaction is subject to bankruptcy More

Triton Digital Releases the June 2018 Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for June. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform, accredited by the MRC. Total listening for clients measured within the U.S. during June remained More

New York Local Ad Spending Forecast to Top $11.5B in 2018
Local advertising spending in New York City will exceed $11.5 billion in 2018, spread across radio, TV, cable, direct mail, mobile and nine other media, according to BIA Advisory Services. The five leading vertical market categories in New York are automotive, education, financial/insurance, general services More

SBS Awarded Certification as Minority-Owned Enterprise
Spanish Broadcasting System
Spanish Broadcasting System
Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) has been officially certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), in compliance with the criteria established by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The certification comes one month shy of the 35th Anniversary of the commencement of operations More

Radio's Role to Inform Public Amplified During Disasters
As hurricanes Florence and Helene are looming -- radio has an important role in informing the public during emergencies and potential natural disasters. Radio outlets in the Carolinas and Virginia are preparing for potential hits by Florence and are fueling generators, making checklists and emergency plans, More

Triton Digital Adds Adform's DSP to a2x Marketplace
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital announces a partnership with Adform, an independent advertising technology platform company, to integrate Adform's DSP with Triton Digital's programmatic audio marketplace, a2x. The deal enables Adform's buyers to make targeted, non-skippable and brand safe audio ad buys through both open More

Radio Listeners Preferred Classic Hits During Summer 2018
Listening
Listening
Americans favor a particular radio format every summer, and Nielsen reports that in Summer, 2018, the Classic Hits format saw the largest boost in audience during the warm weather months compared with the start of the year. The format achieved the same feat-winning the annual "format of the summer" race -- More

FCC Admonishes Cumulus for Violating Ex Parte Rules
FCC
FCC
The FCC has granted in part, and deny in part, the Petition for Order to Show Cause filed last May 24 by WKNG LLC, the licensee of Classic Hits WWGA-FM/Tallapoosa, GA. WKNG alleged that Cumulus, the licensee of FM translator W255CJ (99X), had violated the Commission's ex parte rules by improperly soliciting More

Nielsen Millennials Report Details Radio News Consumption
Nielsen
Nielsen
The second volume of Nielsen's Millennials on Millennials report is out with an in-depth look at topics of interest for the second largest generation group in the U.S. and a major player in the marketing world. The report, constructed by Nielsen's own Millennial associates, uses Nielsen data sets to provide More

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Premiere Networks: ''The Woody Show,'' which originates from iHeartMedia's KYSR-FM (ALT 98.7)/Los Angeles and syndicated by Premiere Networks, welcomed Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins in studio this week. The bandmates discussed a wide range of topics, including how they met, the evolution of Rock music and the upcoming Foo Fighters-curated Cal Jam 18 festival. L-R: Dave Grohl, Woody and Taylor Hawkins.