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2018 M&A's Post Second-largest Deal Volume Since 2008
S & P Market Intelligence
S & P Market Intelligence
U.S. broadcast station mergers and acquisitions volume reached $4.31 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, as tracked by Kagan. The top radio deal of the fourth quarter was Hubbard Radio LLC's $88 million purchase of Alpha Media LLC. It also ranked as the second-largest radio deal of 2018, topped More

Triton Digital Releases the September 2018 Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for September. 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 More

Benztown Names Scott Mayton to Director National Imaging
Scott Mayton
Scott Mayton
Benztown appoints Scott Mayton (aka Justin Case) to the newly-created post of Director/National Imaging. In his new role, Mayton will provide dedicated "white glove" service to national media companies signing group imaging deals with Benztown. Prior to joining the company in January, Anderson was More

Saga Communications Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications and its board of directors have declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share and a special cash dividend of $0.25 per share for its Class A and Class B shares. The dividends will be paid on January 4, 2019 to shareholders of record as More

Triton Digital Releases the August 2018 Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for August. 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 More

Sun and Fun Media Signs Deal with Digital Sound & Video
Sun and Fun Media
Sun and Fun Media
Sun & Fun Media, a network radio company, has entered into an agreement to represent Digital Sound & Video in offering its premier radio imaging, commercial production and video production services to stations across the country via barter. Digital Sound & Video offers custom imaging More

Benztown and Saga Form Creative Branding Partnership
Benztown has entered into an agreement with Saga Communications to provide custom creative audio imaging production and imaging production libraries to all Saga radio stations across the U.S. through a new companywide creative branding initiative launching on January 1. Benztown will also More

Saga Communications Q3 Net Revs Rise 4.6%, Earnings Down
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications reported third quarter net revenue increased 4.6% to $31.7 million from $30.2 million in 2017. Income from continuing operations (net of tax) increased $730,000 to $3.7 million from $3 million, while operating income (OI) fell 3.4% to $5.3 More

Saga to Acquire Four FM Outlets in Gainesville-Ocala FL
Saga Communications
Saga Communications
Saga Communications has agreed to acquire four outlets from Ocala Broadcasting Corporation serving the Gainesville-Ocala, FL, radio market. Included in the deal are 100kW WOGK-FM (K-Country 93.7)/Ocala and the Classic Rock triplecast 6kW WNDD-FM (95.5), 3.2kW More

Triton Digital Releases the July 2018 Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for July. 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 More

Borna Velic Named WHQG-FM (102.9 The Hog)/Milwaukee PD
Borna Velic
Borna Velic
Veteran Music Director and longtime air personality Borna Velic takes over the programming reins of WHQG-FM (102.9 The Hog)/Milwaukee filling the vacated seat of Joe Calgaro, effective October 19. Borna has spent his career in the Midwest working in rock radio, leaving Appleton in 2013 to join The More

Massimo Rosati Appointed President of Binnie Media
Massimo Rosati
Massimo Rosati
Massimo Rosati is appointed President of Binnie Media overseeing all aspects of the media business including radio, digital and outdoor. Rosati is a 20-year radio veteran, and joined the company as Regional Sales Manager in April, 2014 and was elevated to VP/Market Manager for New Hampshire in 2015 More

Bruce Law Joins Cumulus/Grand Rapids as VP/Market Manager
Bruce Law
Bruce Law
Cumulus Media appoints veteran radio broadcasting executive Bruce Law as VP/Market Manager for its five-station radio cluster in Grand Rapids, MI. Law, a Michigan native, was previously President of Saga Communications of North Carolina in Asheville, NC, where he also served as VP/General Manager. More

WLEY/Chicago Air Talent Vote to Join SAG-AFTRA
The air talent at Spanish-language WLEY-FM (La Ley 107.9)/Chicago have voted to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union. The election was conducted on Friday by the National Labor Relations Board. The new bargaining unit will be made up of eight employees performing on-air services, including, hosts, 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 More

Saga's Cayuga Radio Launches ''ALT 95.9'' in Ithaca
W240CB-FM
W240CB-FM
Cayuga Radio launches Alternative "Alt 95.9" in Ithaca, NY, flipping W240CB-FM from Country. The station stunted with Ithaca-based band the X-Ambassadors for almost a week until making switch to the new format. "We are very excited to bring this station to More

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