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PodcastOne Distributes $1000 Bonus to Employees
Following passage of recent tax legislation, PodcastOne Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Pattiz announced Tuesday that the podcast company will award all fulltime employees a $1,000 cash bonus. PodcastOne joins AT&T, Apple and others in making the move. PodcastOne is currently the largest advertiser-supported More

ESPN Audio Debuts ''Sports? w/Katie Nolan'' Podcast
Katie Nolan
Katie Nolan
ESPN Audio launches a new podcast called "Sports? with Katie Nolan," an Emmy-winning sports personality. The weekly podcast features guests and sports fans from all sorts of industries: comedy, film, television, and maybe even science. Nolan joined ESPN last October and continues to appear across multiple platforms in More

Smart Speakers Are Changing Listening Habits
New surveys from NPR and Edison Research confirm continued and rapid increases in ownership of voice-activated smart speakers,and reinforce the increasing impact these devices are having on consumer behavior across a variety of technologies and platforms. One-in-six Americans now has a Smart Speaker (16%), up 128% More

Abalta's WebLink Technology Delivers NextRadio
Abalta Technologies, a provider of technology to the connected car market, has announced that the mobile radio solution powered by NextRadio will be available across select vehicle platforms on in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems powered by Abalta's WebLink software platform. The first iteration of NextRadio for WebLink will More

USRN's Roxy Myzal to Retire
Roxy Myzal
Roxy Myzal
After a 42-year career in the music industry, including 16 years at the United Stations Radio Networks, the popular and influential Roxy Myzal will be retiring. Myzal says the decision was not an easy one, but she will be shifting into a much lower gear in her personal life as of December 31. The announcement comes from More

NAB Sets ''Radio's Future in the Car'' Webcast
The face of radio inside vehicles is evolving as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make an impact. Learn how these advancements, new vehicles and connected dashboards are altering the radio industry and listener experience with NAB's live webcast, "Radio's Future in the Car: Best Practices for the Digital Dash." The webcast is More

Apple Confirms it Will Acquire Shazam App, Company
Apple has agreed to acquire Shazam, an app that can identify music, movies, advertising and television shows from short audio samples, the company confirmed on Monday. The deal is reportedly worth $400 million, according to Recode. "We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple," More

iHeartRadio Podcasts Are Now on Apple CarPlay
Apple Carplay
Apple Carplay
iHeartRadio reports that Podcasts are now available on Apple CarPlay. Expanding on CarPlay's already user-friendly interface, the latest update introduces podcasts through a number of new features. "Continue Listening" lets you resume your last podcast right where you left off, without even having to think. "Your Podcasts" More

WTOP Launches App to Serve the DC Metro Region
WTOP/Washington, DC, launches a new app for both Apple and Android devices. The app provides a streamlined experience of the latest news, traffic and weather information important to the DC region through an user-focused approach. The app offers many custom features, including personalized news feeds based on a user's More

iHM to Air "Inside Psycho" Podcast Special
iHeartMedia will air the acclaimed podcast "Inside Psycho" as a 1-hour special adapted from Wondery's hit podcast throughout the weekend and leading up to Halloween on select iHeartMedia News/Talk radio stations across the country, including 710 WOR New York, 850 KOA Denver, 610 WIOD Miami, 1130 WISN Milwaukee and more than 70 More

WideOrbit Adopts IAB Guidelines for Podcast Metrics
WideOrbit announced Tuesday that it's integrated IAB Podcast Measurement Guidelines and Apple's new iTunes properties into its WO On Demand podcast management software. The new features are meant to help podcast publishers monetize audiences by introducing industry-standardized measurement of podcast audiences and ad More

WOPN Adds ''The Kurt Warner Quarterback Podcast''
Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
The Westwood One Podcast Network, a one-stop platform, welcomes "The Kurt Warner Quarterback Podcast" to the lineup. In partnership with the National Football League (NFL), Warner's podcast features an analysis and review of the weekend's quarterback play. Warner is a newly-inducted Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and More

Billboard to Distinguish Between Free/Paid Streams
Billboard has announced that greater emphasis will be given to paid subscription streams with ad-supported activity remaining an important factor when compiling the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200 and other charts. Currently, the publication only distinguishes between streams from on-demand platforms versus programmed More

Radio Leads Music Discovery, On-demand Closes Gap
Integr8 Research has published the third in a series exploring how changing technology impacts radio listening and new music consumption. The good news is that local FM radio stations remain the leading source for 15- to 39-year-old listeners to learn about new music. Unfortunately, radio no longer wins that by a landslide as More

Emmis Q2 Earnings Skyrocket Over KPWR/L.A. Sale
Emmis Communications reported radio net revenues for its second fiscal quarter ending August 31, fell to $41.8 million from $46 million in 2016. Total net revenues were $42.8 million as compared to $58.7 million. Due to the sale of its Terre Haute radio cluster in January, 2017 and KPWR-FM/Los Angeles in August, 2017, the More

NAB Study Finds Apple iPhone FM Chips Do Exist
Following FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai's statement last week calling for the activation of FM chips in Apple's iPhones, the company issued a statement claiming the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models do contain FM radio chips, or the antennas designed to support FM signals. However, NAB-commissioned quarterly 'tear down' reports from ABI More

Adams Radio Begins FM Chip Activation Campaigns
Adams Radio Group has launched a new campaign on every O&Oed station with a promotional audio, web and social media campaign to alert listeners and local communities of the FM chip available, but not active, on cellular phones and to enlist community support for immediate activation. Adams launched "" with More

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